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    • The Secret of Our Success

    • How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter
    • By: Joseph Henrich
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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    Humans are a puzzling species. On the one hand, we struggle to survive on our own in the wild, often failing to overcome even basic challenges, like obtaining food, building shelters, or avoiding predators. On the other hand, human groups have produced ingenious technologies, sophisticated languages, and complex institutions that have permitted us to successfully expand into a vast range of diverse environments. What has enabled us to dominate the globe, more than any other species, while remaining virtually helpless as lone individuals?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the rare accessible, paradigm-shifting books!

    • By Stanton on 08-18-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Spillover

    • By: David Quammen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 20 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
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    The emergence of strange new diseases is a frightening problem that seems to be getting worse. In this age of speedy travel, it threatens a worldwide pandemic. We hear news reports of Ebola, SARS, AIDS, and something called Hendra killing horses and people in Australia - but those reports miss the big truth that such phenomena are part of a single pattern. The bugs that transmit these diseases share one thing: they originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. David Quammen tracks this subject around the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story with a few slow moments

    • By K on 05-11-14

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Truth, Lies, and O-Rings

    • Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
    • By: Allan J. McDonald, James R. Hansen - contributor
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 26 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    On a cold January morning in 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, despite warnings against doing so by many individuals including Allan McDonald. The fiery destruction of Challenger on live television moments after launch remains an indelible image in the nation's collective memory. In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great look into what happened

    • By Daniel L Carmony on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Wired for Dating

    • How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate
    • By: Stan Tatkin PsyD MFT
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
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    Everybody wants someone to love and spend time with, and searching for your ideal partner is a natural and healthy human tendency. Just about everyone dates at some point in their life, yet few really understand what they're doing or how to get the best results. In Wired for Dating, psychologist and relationship expert Stan Tatkin - author of Wired for Love - offers powerful tips based in neuroscience and attachment theory to help you find a compatible mate and go on to create a fabulous relationship.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Title is misleading

    • By tfarmer on 06-10-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Epidemic

    • Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak
    • By: Reid Wilson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    In December 2013, a young boy in a tiny West African village contracted the deadly Ebola virus. The virus spread to his relatives, then to neighboring communities, then across international borders. The world's first urban Ebola outbreak quickly overwhelmed the global health system and threatened to kill millions. In an increasingly interconnected world in which everyone is one or two flights away from New York or London or Beijing, even a localized epidemic can become a pandemic. Ebola's spread sounded global alarms that the next killer outbreak is right around the corner.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible writing.

    • By Anonymous User on 06-18-19
    • Ebola and the Global Scramble to Prevent the Next Killer Outbreak
    • By: Reid Wilson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 10-02-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Flavor

    • The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense
    • By: Bob Holmes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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    Can you describe how the flavor of halibut differs from red snapper? How Brie differs from cheddar? For most of us, unfortunately, the answer is: badly. Flavor remains a vague, undeveloped concept we don't know enough about to describe - or to appreciate - fully. In Flavor, Bob Holmes shows us just how much we're missing. He tackles questions like why cake tastes sweetest on white plates, how wine experts' eyes fool their noses, and how language affects flavor.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration

    • By Sandra T. Sutherlin on 11-15-18
    • The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense
    • By: Bob Holmes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 74 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Heart Healers

    • The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives
    • By: James Forrester MD
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    At one time heart disease was a death sentence. By the middle of the 20th century, it was killing millions, and, as with the Black Death centuries before, physicians stood helpless. Visionaries, though, had begun to make strides earlier. On September 7, 1895, Ludwig Rehn successfully sutured the heart of a living man with a knife wound to the chest for the first time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great review of the landmark achievements in Cardiology.

    • By Trauma NP on 12-14-15
    • The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives
    • By: James Forrester MD
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 09-29-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 63 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Eruption

    • The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens
    • By: Steve Olson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
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      4 out of 5 stars 105
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      4 out of 5 stars 105

    For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and ordinary people listened anxiously to rumblings in the long quiescent volcano Mount St. Helens. Still, when a massive explosion took the top off the mountain, no one was prepared. Fifty-seven people died, including newlywed logger John Killian (for years afterward, his father searched for him in the ash), scientist Dave Johnston, and celebrated local curmudgeon Harry Truman. The lives of many others were forever changed.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Nope

    • By Prairie Girl on 05-04-18
    • The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens
    • By: Steve Olson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 03-07-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 119 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Boundaries and Relationships

    • Knowing, Protecting and Enjoying the Self
    • By: Charles L. Whitfield
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    More than personal boundaries, this book is really about relationships - healthy and unhealthy ones. Here best-selling author and psychotherapist Charles Whitfield blends theories and dynamics from several disciplines into practical knowledge and actions that your can use in your relationships right now. This comprehensive book opens with clear definitions and descriptions of boundaries, a self-assessment survey, and a history of our accumulated knowledge. Going deeper, it describes the 10 essential areas of human interaction wherein you can improve your relationships.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I set a boundary and turned it off

    • By Madcitykitty on 11-16-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Last Night in the OR

    • A Transplant Surgeon's Odyssey
    • By: Bud Shaw
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4 out of 5 stars 88

    The 1980s marked a revolution in the field of organ transplants, and Bud Shaw, MD, who studied under Tom Starzl in Pittsburgh, was on the front lines. Now retired from active practice, Dr. Shaw relays gripping moments of anguish and elation, frustration and reward, despair and hope in his struggle to save patients. He reveals harshly intimate moments of his medical career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Expect alot of bad language!

    • By Lynn on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Life

    • The Leading Edge of Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Anthropology, and Environmental Science
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain, Antony Ferguson, Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Scientists' understanding of life is progressing more rapidly than at any point in human history, from the extraordinary decoding of DNA to the controversial emergence of biotechnology. Featuring pioneering biologists, geneticists, physicists, and science writers, Life explains just how far we've come - and takes a brilliantly educated guess at where we're heading.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A remarkable book

    • By PMonaco on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Activate Your Vagus Nerve

    • Unleash Your Body’s Natural Ability to Overcome Gut Sensitivities, Inflammation, Autoimmunity, Brain Fog, Anxiety and Depression
    • By: Dr. Navaz Habib
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Your vagus nerve is the largest and most important nerve in your body. It carries messages to and from your brain, gut, heart, and other major muscles and organs. However, common issues like inflammation, stress, or physical trauma can interfere with the nerve's ability to function. Luckily, there are tons of quick-and-easy ways to activate and exercise the nerve, strengthening its function and restoring your body to good health.

    • Unleash Your Body’s Natural Ability to Overcome Gut Sensitivities, Inflammation, Autoimmunity, Brain Fog, Anxiety and Depression
    • By: Dr. Navaz Habib
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 06-25-19
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    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Doctor Will See You Now

    • Essays on the Changing Practice of Medicine
    • By: Cory Franklin MD
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Is it smart to skip your annual physical? Should you put your trust in medical research? Is "low T" an actual disease? This book will examine these questions and more you've always wondered about in a collection of 50 essays on the medicine. The Doctor Will See You Now is a quirky and eclectic collection of short essays that explore evolving patient-physician relationship and reporting on medicine; famous doctors and notorious patients; surprising hospital practices and the future of healthcare; medical research, ethics, drugs, and money; and the brave new world of neurology.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • One in a Billion

    • The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine
    • By: Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In this landmark medical narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher chronicle the story of Nic Volker, the Wisconsin boy at the center of a daring breakthrough in medicine - a complete gene sequencing to discover the cure for an otherwise undiagnosable illness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating

    • By Xi on 06-24-17

    Regular price: $26.59

    • The Reason for Flowers

    • Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
    • By: Stephen Buchmann
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy 10 million flowers a day, and perfumes are a worldwide industry worth $30 billion annually. Stephen Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes while simultaneously bringing joy and health.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Gardener's Thoughts

    • By Laura Lea Evans on 08-17-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • American Eclipse

    • A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World
    • By: David Baron
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 57

    In the scorching summer of 1878, with the Gilded Age in its infancy, three tenacious and brilliant scientists raced to Wyoming and Colorado to observe a rare total solar eclipse. One sought to discover a new planet. Another - an adventuresome female astronomer - fought to prove that science was not anathema to femininity. And a young megalomaniacal inventor, with the tabloid press fast on his heels, sought to test his scientific bona fides and light the world through his revelations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just OK.

    • By Melanie A Hwalek on 09-18-17
    • A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World
    • By: David Baron
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 06-06-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Car Wars

    • The Rise, the Fall, and the Resurgence of the Electric Car
    • By: John Fialka
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    The resurgence of the electric car in modern life is a tale of adventurers, men and women who bucked the complete dominance of the fossil-fueled car to seek something cleaner, simpler and cheaper. Award-winning former Wall Street Journal reporter John Fialka documents the early days of the electric car, from the MIT/Caltech race between prototypes in the summer of 1968 to the 1987 victory of the Sunraycer in the world's first race featuring solar-powered cars.

    • The Rise, the Fall, and the Resurgence of the Electric Car
    • By: John Fialka
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 09-30-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Obsessed

    • The Compulsions and Creations of Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz
    • By: Steve Volk
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In Obsessed: The Compulsions and Creations of Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, author Steve Volk ventures deep into the mind of Jeffrey Schwartz, a controversial, often combative psychiatrist and expert on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Considered a pariah among his academic peers, Schwartz’s unconventional treatment methods draw on his fascination with the Holocaust, his experience with Buddhist meditation and his pioneering work documenting the neural circuitry of OCD.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-09-18
    • The Compulsions and Creations of Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz
    • By: Steve Volk
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Release date: 03-27-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Mother of God

    • An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon
    • By: Paul Rosolie
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    For fans of The Lost City of Z, Walking the Amazon, and Turn Right at Machu Picchu comes naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie’s extraordinary adventure in the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon - a tale of discovery that vividly captures the awe, beauty, and isolation of this endangered land and presents an impassioned call to save it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mesmerizing story!

    • By Eric Schurr on 11-04-14
    • An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon
    • By: Paul Rosolie
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 07-01-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 86 ratings

    Regular price: $22.46

    • You Are Here

    • From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves
    • By: Hiawatha Bray
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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      4 out of 5 stars 109

    The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS—and the consequent decline of privacy. What does it mean to never get lost? You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically aided era of navigational omniscience—or how we came to know exactly where we are at all times. Filled with tales of scientists and astronauts, inventors and entrepreneurs, You Are Here tells the story of how humankind ingeniously solved one of its oldest and toughest problems—only to herald a new era in which it’s impossible to hide.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm here - do you care

    • By Nicholas E. Ertz on 04-13-14
    • From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves
    • By: Hiawatha Bray
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 04-01-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 122 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

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