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    • Food of the Gods

    • The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge : A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
    • By: Terence McKenna
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631

    Terence McKenna hypothesizes that as the North African jungles receded, giving way to savannas and grasslands near the end of the most recent ice age, a branch of our arboreal primate ancestors left the forest canopy and began living in the open areas beyond. There they experimented with new varieties of foods as they adapted, physically and mentally, to the environment. Among the new foods found in this environment were psilocybin-containing mushrooms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative.

    • By Steven Honey on 09-17-15
    • The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge : A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
    • By: Terence McKenna
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 09-28-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,855 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Elephant in the Brain

    • Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
    • By: Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 723
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 728

    Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better - and thus, we don't like to talk, or even think, about the extent of our selfishness. This is "the elephant in the brain". 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Signalling and self-deception explained

    • By Burger Flipper on 10-02-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws

    • My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs
    • By: Kerrie Droban, Charles Falco
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 231
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      4 out of 5 stars 210
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      4 out of 5 stars 207

    Despite lacking any experience with motorcycle gangs, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America's deadliest biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws. In separate investigations that spanned years and coasts, Falco risked his life, suffering a fractured neck and a severely torn shoulder, working deep under cover to bring violent sociopaths to justice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book for the most part

    • By Kevin on 10-21-15

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Experience on Demand

    • By: Jeremy Bailenson
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they're real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism? In Experience on Demand, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR and other mass media to help listeners understand this powerful new tool.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Informative and Mostly Easy To Listen To

    • By Critic on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Founders' Key

    • The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It
    • By: Larry P. Arnn
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Today the integrity and unity of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are under attack by the Progressive political movement. Dr. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, reveals this integral unity of the Declaration and the Constitution. Together, they form the pillars upon which the liberties and rights of the American people stand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish Dr. Arnn Were the Reader

    • By TGreen on 02-27-16
    • The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It
    • By: Larry P. Arnn
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 05-28-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 58 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Abandoned Prayers

    • Murder, the Amish, and Little Boy Blue
    • By: Gregg Olsen
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 174
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      4 out of 5 stars 122
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 121

    On Christmas Eve in 1985, a hunter found a young boy's body along an icy corn field in Nebraska. The residents of Chester, Nebraska, buried him as "Little Boy Blue", unclaimed and unidentified-- until a phone call from Ohio two years later led authorities to Eli Stutzman, the boy's father.Eli Stutzman, the son of an Amish bishop, was by all appearances a dedicated farmer and family man in the country's strictest religious sect.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting story, but confusing

    • By PJ on 11-03-11

    Regular price: $16.06

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    • Taste in an Age of Endless Choice
    • By: Tom Vanderbilt
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Why is showing up to work wearing the same outfit as a coworker so embarrassing? Why do we venerate so many artists who were controversial or ignored during their lifetimes? What makes an ideal cat an ideal cat, or an ideal beer an ideal beer, in the eyes of expert judges? From the tangled underpinnings of our food taste to our unsettling insecurity before unfamiliar works of art to the complex dynamics of our playlists and the pop charts, our preferences and opinions are constantly being shaped by countless forces.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Isaac Lyman on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Outlaws, Inc

    • Under the Radar and on the Black Market with the World's Most Dangerous Smugglers
    • By: Matt Potter
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    This riveting account reveals the secret corners of our supposedly flat world: black markets where governments are never seen but still spend outrageous amounts of money. Journalist Matt Potter tells the story of Yuri and his crew, a gang of Russian military men who, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, found themselves without work or prospects. So they bought a decommissioned Soviet plane - at liquidation prices, straight from the Russian government - and started a shipping business.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Amazing, Beyond Interesting

    • By John on 12-29-13
    • Under the Radar and on the Black Market with the World's Most Dangerous Smugglers
    • By: Matt Potter
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 03-09-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 63 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Collision 2012

    • Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America
    • By: Dan Balz
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Four years ago, a bright young presidential candidate named Barack Obama campaigned on a theme of hope and change, and made history. Today, he finds himself in another bitter, divisive presidential race but without the buzzwords. Instead, an embattled president struggles with a dysfunctionally divided Congress, a controversial healthcare bill, a decade-long war, and a stagnant economy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating. Couldn't stop listening.

    • By Gregory E Benoit on 07-24-16
    • Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America
    • By: Dan Balz
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 09-18-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

    Regular price: $38.49

    • A Chip Off the Old Black

    • By: Arthur Black
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Arthur Black's voice is unmistakable on the radio and on the page. His is the voice of reason, with a generous helping of funny; the voice that scolds us for our universal human quirks, but who says it with the tone and words that make us laugh out loud at ourselves and our neighbors. A Chip Off the Old Black, Black's latest collection of stories, will knock a sense of humor into any reader, boasting nearly 100 tales featuring everything from yarnbombing to Bambi.

    Regular price: $19.95