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    • How to Kill a City

    • Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
    • By: Peter Moskowitz
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    The term gentrification has become a buzzword to describe the changes in urban neighborhoods across the country, but we don't realize just how threatening it is. It means more than the arrival of trendy shops, much-maligned hipsters, and expensive lattes. The very future of American cities as vibrant, equitable spaces hangs in the balance. How to Kill a City takes listeners from the kitchen tables of hurting families who can no longer afford their homes to the corporate boardrooms and political backrooms where destructive housing policies are devised.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Snobby Socialist New Yorker Gets Hyperbolic

    • By Marie on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • 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 313
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      4 out of 5 stars 230
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      4 out of 5 stars 230

    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

    • Putting the Science in Fiction

    • Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres
    • By: Dan Koboldt - editor, Chuck Wendig - foreword
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford, Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres - science-fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you craft better fiction.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Captain America vs. Iron Man

    • Freedom, Security, Psychology
    • By: Stan Lee - Foreword, Travis Langley
    • Narrated by: Reba Buhr, Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    This provocative collection, edited by acclaimed media psychology writer Travis Langley and with a foreword by the legendary Stan Lee, examines the complex psychological and political choices made by Captain America and Iron Man throughout their careers, culminating in Marvel's superhero civil war which spreads far beyond the Avengers themselves. Why do Steve Rogers and Tony Stark see things so differently? What are their motivations? Is either one truly in the right? Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology analyzes the polar sides of this debate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting look into the psychology of a super he

    • By nick daniels on 06-15-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      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

    • To Repair the World

    • Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation
    • By: Paul Farmer, Bill Clinton (foreword), Jonathan Weigel (editor)
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett, David Ledoux, Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
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      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Here, for the first time, is a collection of short speeches by the charismatic doctor and social activist Paul Farmer. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Engaging, often humorous, and always inspiring, these speeches bring to light the brilliance and force of Farmer's vision in a single, accessible volume.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional documentary

    • By david on 10-05-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Fractured Republic

    • Renewing America's Social Contract in the Age of Individualism
    • By: Yuval Levin
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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      4 out of 5 stars 98
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Americans today are frustrated and anxious. Our economy is sluggish and leaves workers insecure. Income inequality, cultural divisions, and political polarization increasingly pull us apart. Our governing institutions often seem paralyzed. And our politics has failed to rise to these challenges. No wonder, then, that Americans - and the politicians who represent them - are overwhelmingly nostalgic for a better time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Make Subsidiary Great Again

    • By J. Bickett on 01-09-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • For the Thrill of It

    • Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago
    • By: Simon Baatz
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    It was a crime that shocked the nation: the brutal murder in Chicago in 1924 of a child by two wealthy college students who killed solely for the thrill of the experience. Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were intellectuals - too smart, they believed, for the police to catch them. When they were apprehended, state's attorney Robert Crowe was certain that no defense could save the ruthless killers from the gallows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!!!

    • By Anne Ashley on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Hidden Terrors

    • The Truth About U.S. Police Operations in Latin America
    • By: A. J. Langguth
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A reconstruction of the life and milieu of Dan Mitrione, his work as a US police advisor in Brazil and other South American countries, and his kidnapping and murder by Uruguayan guerrillas.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      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

    • A Well-Regulated Militia

    • The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America
    • By: Saul Cornell
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some passionately assert that the Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to maintain militias. Now, in the first and only comprehensive history of this bitter controversy, Saul Cornell proves conclusively that both sides are wrong. Cornell, a leading constitutional historian, shows that the Founders understood the right to bear arms as neither an individual nor a collective right, but as a civic right.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Undertaking

    • Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
    • By: Thomas Lynch
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Ostensibly about death and its attendant rituals, The Undertaking is in the end about life. In each case, he writes, it is the one that gives meaning to the other. A funeral director in Milford, Michigan, Lynch is that strangest of hyphenates, a poet-undertaker, but according to Lynch, all poets share his occupation, "looking for meaning and voices in life and love and death." Looking for meaning takes him to all sorts of unexpected places, both real and imagined. He embalms the body of his own father, celebrates the rebuilt bridge to his town's old cemetery, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Original, Inspiring and Mesmerizing!

    • By Pamela Harvey on 06-28-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Watchman's Rattle

    • Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction
    • By: Rebecca D. Costa
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer, Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Why can't we solve our problems anymore? Why do threats such as the Gulf oil spill, worldwide recession, terrorism, and global warming suddenly seem unstoppable? Are there limits to the kinds of problems humans can solve? Rebecca Costa confronts - and offers a solution to - these questions in her highly anticipated and game-changing book, The Watchman's Rattle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Macro Perspective on Complexity and Cognition

    • By Roy on 11-05-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • High

    • Confession of an International Drug Smuggler
    • By: Brian O'Dea
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 35

    In the early 1980s, Brian O'Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction. Under increasing threat from the DEA in 1986 for importing seventy-five tons of marijuana into the United States, he quit the trade - and the drugs - and began working with recovering addicts in Santa Barbara. Despite his life change, the authorities caught up with him years later and O'Dea was arrested, tried, and sentenced to ten years at Terminal Island Federal Penitentiary in Los Angeles Harbor.

    • Confession of an International Drug Smuggler
    • By: Brian O'Dea
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 06-13-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 37 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Become the Force

    • 9 Lessons on How to Live as a Jediist Master
    • By: Daniel M. Jones
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Daniel M. Jones founded the Church of Jediism in 2007 following the Jedi Census phenomenon of 2001; it now has over 500,000 members around the world. This is the book his fans have been waiting for. In it, Daniel outlines the Jedi perspective and provides practical tools for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how to use the Force in everyday life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • pretty solid listen.

    • By Jery on 05-05-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Devil That Never Dies

    • The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism
    • By: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Antisemitism never went away, but since the turn of the century it has multiplied beyond what anyone would have predicted. In The Devil That Never Dies, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen reveals the unprecedented, global form of this age-old hatred; its strategic use by states; its powerful appeal to individuals and groups; and how technology has fueled the flames that had been smoldering prior to the millennium.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Devastating, despite a few flaws

    • By Adam S. Glantz on 02-19-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • A Cold-Blooded Business

    • Adultery, Murder, and a Killer's Path from the Bible Belt to the Boardroom
    • By: Marek Fuchs
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      3 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In 1959, Olathe, Kansas was made famous by the murder of the Clutter family and Truman Capote's ground-breaking book on the crime, In Cold Blood. But fewer know that Olathe achieved notoriety again in 1982, when a member of Olathe's growing Evangelical Christian population, a gentle man named David Harmon, was bludgeoned to death while sleeping - the force of the blows crushing his face beyond recognition.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • True Crime Jewel

    • By Boyce on 02-27-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • On Witnessing a Murder in South Africa

    • By: Gregory Dybec
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this powerful personal narrative, Gregory Dybec recounts his short yet eventful trip to South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup where he encountered a series of unforgettable situations, from a memorable collection of new friends, to life-threatening car rides, to an image of violence impossible to shake. This gripping nonfiction narrative examines a country, its people, and the complexities of life under the festive backdrop of one of the world's largest sporting events.

    Regular price: $2.99