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    • Nonzero

    • The Logic of Human Destiny
    • By: Robert Wright
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 229

    At the beginning of Nonzero, Robert Wright sets out to "define the arrow of the history of life, from the primordial soup to the World Wide Web." Twenty-two chapters later, after a sweeping and vivid narrative of the human past, he has succeeded and has mounted a powerful challenge to the conventional view that evolution and human history are aimless.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Nice Follow-Up...

    • By Douglas on 12-18-10

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Sync

    • How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life
    • By: Steven Strogatz
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 443
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 338
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 342

    At once elegant and riveting, Sync tells the story of the dawn of a new science. Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, explains how enormous systems can synchronize themselves, from the electrons in a superconductor to the pacemaker cells in our hearts. He shows that although these phenomena might seem unrelated on the surface, at a deeper level there is a connection, forged by the unifying power of mathematics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging, but maybe better suited for non-audio

    • By Ryan on 05-26-12
    • How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life
    • By: Steven Strogatz
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 01-25-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 443 ratings

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Everyday Survival

    • Why Smart People Do Stupid Things
    • By: Laurence Gonzales
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Laurence Gonzales turns his talent for gripping narrative, knowledge of the way our minds and bodies work, and bottomless curiosity about the world to the topic of how we can best use the lessons of our evolutionary history to overcome the hazards of everyday life. He finds that natural laws profoundly affect our actions, and he reveals the hidden causes and costs of our behavior, whether as individuals or as a species whose decisions may be leading to darker times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A reread that really holds up over the years

    • By D. J. Hvisc on 04-28-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • We're Doomed. Now What?

    • Essays on War and Climate Change
    • By: Roy Scranton
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    We're Doomed, Now What? addresses the crisis that is our time through a series of brilliant, moving, and original essays on climate change, war, literature, and loss from one of the most provocative and iconoclastic minds of his generation.  

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An academic work that belies its title

    • By Stephen S. Mulkey on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Present Shock

    • When Everything Happens Now
    • By: Douglas Rushkoff
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    As both individuals and communities, we have a choice. We can struggle through the onslaught of information and play an eternal game of catch-up. Or we can choose to live in the present: favor eye contact over texting; quality over speed; and human quirks over digital perfection. Rushkoff offers hope for anyone seeking to transcend the false now.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting points, painful babble.

    • By Jill on 01-11-14

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Three Christs of Ypsilanti

    • A Psychological Study
    • By: Milton Rokeach, Rick Moody - introduction
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Rick Moody
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    On July 1, 1959, at Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, the social psychologist Milton Rokeach brought together three paranoid schizophrenics: Clyde Benson, an elderly farmer and alcoholic; Joseph Cassel, a failed writer who was institutionalized after increasingly violent behavior toward his family; and Leon Gabor, a college dropout and veteran of World War II. The men had one thing in common: each believed himself to be Jesus Christ.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Oil and Honey

    • The Education of an Unlikely Activist
    • By: Bill McKibben
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight - from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers. With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels, telling the story of raising one year’s honey crop and building a social movement that’s still cresting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative, historical and well written.

    • By Kyle on 09-19-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Big Splat

    • Or How Our Moon Came to Be
    • By: Dana Mackenzie
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    It takes a certain amount of courage to step beyond one's day-to-day experiments and look at the big picture - and the origin of the Moon is a big picture question par excellence. Perhaps it makes sense that William Hartmann, one of the two scientists who unraveled the Moon's biggest mystery, is not only a scientist but also a part-time artist and science fiction writer. It took someone with an artist's eye and a fiction writer's speculative temperament to see the big picture....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • History of Mooon Science

    • By Roger on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $19.95