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    • Conformity

    • The Power of Social Influences
    • By: Cass R. Sunstein
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We live in an era of tribalism, polarization, and intense social division - separating people along lines of religion, political conviction, race, ethnicity, and sometimes gender. How did this happen? In Conformity, Cass R. Sunstein argues that the key to making sense of living in this fractured world lies in understanding the idea of conformity - what it is and how it works - as well as the countervailing force of dissent.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
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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

    • 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 61
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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

    • Where Monsters Hide

    • Sex, Murder, and Madness in the Midwest
    • By: M. William Phelps
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 30

    In October 2014, after Chris Regan failed to arrive at his new job, his ex-girlfriend filed a missing-person report. Something was off. It was not like Chris, a devoted father, avid hiker, and all-around great guy, not to show up. When local Michigan police chief Laura Frizzo learned Chris was having an affair with Kelly Cochran, a married coworker, suspicion fell on her husband, Jason. After a search warrant on their house revealed several suspicious items, the Cochrans abruptly moved to Indiana. As questions swirled around the case, the whereabouts of Chris Regan remained unknown.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narration lacking, perhaps Kevin Pierce ?

    • By M. Oles on 04-02-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Modern Monopolies

    • What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy
    • By: Nicholas L. Johnson, Alex Moazed
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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    What do Google, Snapchat, Tinder, Amazon, and Uber have in common, besides soaring market share? They're platforms - a new business model that has quietly become the only game in town. A platform, by definition, creates value by facilitating an exchange between two or more interdependent groups. So, rather than making things, they simply connect people. The advent of mobile computing and its ubiquitous connectivity have forever altered how we interact with each other. Yet, few people truly grasp the radical structural shifts of the last 10 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly notes for myself or highlights of the book

    • By Gary H. on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • When Affirmative Action Was White

    • An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America
    • By: Ira Katznelson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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    In this "penetrating new analysis" ( New York Times Book Review), Ira Katznelson fundamentally recasts our understanding of 20th century American history and demonstrates that all the key programs passed during the New Deal and Fair Deal era of the 1930s and 1940s were created in a deeply discriminatory manner. Through mechanisms designed by southern democrats that specifically excluded maids and farm workers, the gap between blacks and whites actually widened despite postwar prosperity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute Must Read

    • By Andrew on 01-02-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Flavor

    • The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense
    • By: Bob Holmes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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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 75 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Empire of Illusion

    • The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle
    • By: Chris Hedges
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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    We now live in two Americas. One - now the minority - functions in a print-based, literate world that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other - the majority - is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic. To this majority - which crosses social class lines, though the poor are overwhelmingly affected-presidential debate and political rhetoric is pitched at a sixth-grade level. In this "other America", serious film and theater, as well as newspapers and books, are being pushed to the margins of society.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • For hating Spectacle so much, he sure revels in it

    • By Michael Davis on 05-21-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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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    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

    • Doing Time Like a Spy

    • How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison
    • By: John Kiriakou
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On February 28, 2013, after pleading guilty to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act, John Kiriakou began serving a 30 month prison sentence. His crime: blowing the whistle on the CIA's use of torture on al Qaeda prisoners. Doing Time Like a Spy is Kiriakou's memoir of his 23 months in prison. Using 20 life skills he learned in CIA operational training, he was able to keep himself safe and at the top of the prison social heap. It is at once a searing journal of daily prison life and an alternately funny and heartbreaking commentary on the federal prison system. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I paid for a prison blog

    • By Matt Chambers on 05-28-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Exploding Data

    • Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age
    • By: Michael Chertoff
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this bracing book, Michael Chertoff makes clear that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be completely overhauled in the Internet era. In offering his compelling call for action, Chertoff argues that what is at stake is not so much the simple loss of privacy, which is almost impossible to protect, but of individual autonomy - the ability to make personal choices free of manipulation or coercion.  

    Regular price: $17.49

    • How Language Began

    • The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention
    • By: Daniel L. Everett
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mankind has a distinct advantage over other terrestrial species: we talk to one another. But how did we acquire the most advanced form of communication on Earth? Daniel L. Everett, a "bombshell" linguist and "instant folk hero" (Tom Wolfe, Harper's), provides in this sweeping history a comprehensive examination of the evolutionary story of language, from the earliest speaking attempts by hominids to the more than 7,000 languages that exist today.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to endure

    • By Michael D. Busch on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Real Food, Fake Food

    • Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do About It
    • By: Larry Olmsted
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    You've seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from sawdust. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn't. Fake foods are in our supermarkets, our restaurants, and our kitchen cabinets. Award-winning food journalist and travel writer Larry Olmsted exposes this pervasive and dangerous fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting Americans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed in how few foods were covered.

    • By Perry Gallagher on 01-13-17

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    • Dannemora

    • Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State
    • By: Charles A. Gardner
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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    In June 2015 two vicious convicted murderers broke out of the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, in New York's "North Country," launching the most extensive manhunt in state history. Aided by prison employee Joyce Mitchell, double murderer Richard Matt and cop-killer David Sweat slipped out of their cells, followed a network of tunnels and pipes under the 30-foot prison wall, and climbed out of a manhole to freedom.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New and Current employees read

    • By Kris on 03-23-19
    • Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State
    • By: Charles A. Gardner
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 02-26-19
    • 4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Perfect Bet

    • How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck out of Gambling
    • By: Adam Kucharski
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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    From the simple to the intricate and the audacious to the absurd, Adam Kucharski reveals the long and tangled history between betting and science and explains why gambling continues to generate insights into luck and decision making today. Covering exploits and ideas from across the globe, he meets the teams behind hedge funds that capitalize on inaccurate sports betting odds and explains how PhD-level pundits are using methods originally developed for the US nuclear program to predict sports results.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nontechnical, wandering far beyond "gaming"

    • By Philo on 04-02-16
    • How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck out of Gambling
    • By: Adam Kucharski
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 02-24-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Covert Action

    • Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland
    • By: Seth G. Jones
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this gripping narrative history, Seth G. Jones reveals the CIA's involvement in a landmark victory for democracy during the Cold War. In 1983, while Soviet- backed Polish prime minister Wojciech Jaruzelski worked to crush a budding opposition movement through martial law, the CIA launched a sophisticated intelligence campaign supporting dissident groups. With President Ronald Reagan's support, American funds bankrolled clandestine newspapers, broadcasting, and information warfare. This initiative, code-named QRHELPFUL, proved vital in establishing a free and democratic Poland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A passionate true story

    • By Chris Cembrzynski on 02-15-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Andrew Clapham
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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    From the controversial incarceration of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, to the brutal ethnic cleansing being practiced in Darfur, to the widespread denial of equal rights to women in many areas of the world, human rights violations are a constant presence in the news and in our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful overview of human rights issues

    • By Two Fathoms on 10-03-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Digital Civil War

    • Confronting the Far-Right Menace
    • By: Peter Daou
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Far Right's rise to power has ignited a digital civil war that rages across multiple fronts and multiple platforms. It is waged with words and images that are designed to inflict psychological harm, to injure through verbal violence, to intimidate and incite, to wreak havoc with rhetoric. The combatants are citizens, activists, politicians, pundits, coders, conspiracists, trolls, agitators, hackers, and journalists. At stake are the nation's bedrock principles: equal rights, fair elections, freedom of speech, racial justice, and the rule of law.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Spy Schools

    • How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities
    • By: Daniel Golden
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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    Grounded in extensive research and reporting, Spy Schools reveals how academia has emerged as a frontline in the global spy game. In a knowledge-based economy, universities are repositories of valuable information and research, where brilliant minds of all nationalities mingle freely with few questions asked. Intelligence agencies have always recruited bright undergraduates, but now, in an era when espionage increasingly requires specialized scientific or technological expertise, they're wooing higher-level academics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • R3

    • By Roxroy A Reid on 04-15-18
    • How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities
    • By: Daniel Golden
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 10-10-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Old Souls

    • Compelling Evidence from Children Who Remember Past Lives
    • By: Tom Shroder
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
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      4 out of 5 stars 48
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    All across the globe, small children spontaneously speak of previous lives, beg to be taken "home", pine for mothers and husbands and mistresses from another life, and know things that there seems to be no normal way for them to know. From the moment these children can talk, they speak of people and events from the past - not vague stories of centuries ago, but details of specific, identifiable individuals who may have died just months, weeks, or even hours before the birth of the child in question.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book on reincarnation I’ve read so far!!

    • By Jeremy on 10-11-17
    • Compelling Evidence from Children Who Remember Past Lives
    • By: Tom Shroder
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 04-07-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 55 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

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