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    • The Second Brain

    • A Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach and Intestine
    • By: Michael Gershon
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Dr. Michael Gershon has devoted his career to understanding the human bowel (the stomach, esophagus, small intestine, and colon). His 30 years of research have led to an extraordinary rediscovery: Nerve cells in the gut that act as a brain. This "second brain" can control our gut all by itself. Our two brains - the one in our head and the one in our bowel - must cooperate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First Khan Academy Human Biology

    • By Gravaman on 07-17-19
    • A Groundbreaking New Understanding of Nervous Disorders of the Stomach and Intestine
    • By: Michael Gershon
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 07-02-19
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Design of Everyday Things

    • By: Donald A. Norman
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came science. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California, reveals how smart design is the new frontier. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how - and why - some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Badly needs updating

    • By Sean on 10-29-11

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Future Shock

    • By: Alvin Toffler
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Future Shock is about the present. Future Shock is about what is happening today to people and groups who are overwhelmed by change. Change affects our products, communities, organizations - even our patterns of friendship and love. Future Shock vividly describes the emerging global civilization: tomorrow's family life, the rise of new businesses, subcultures, lifestyles, and human relationships - all of them temporary. It illuminates the world of tomorrow by exploding countless cliches about today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Accurate

    • By Peter Gracia on 03-31-19

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Coconut Oil Miracle - 5th Edition

    • By: Bruce Fife CN/ND
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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    For years, The Coconut Oil Miracle has been a reliable guide for men and women alike. Now in its fifth edition, this revised and updated version has even more information on the benefits of coconut oil and shows listeners how to use it for maximum effect.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Cocount is good for you

    • By Parola138 on 10-05-15

    Regular price: $23.09

    • This Explains Everything

    • Deep, Beautiful, and Elegant Theories of How the World Works
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee, Michelle Ford, Peter Berkrot, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In This Explains Everything, John Brockman, founder and publisher of Edge.org, asked experts in numerous fields and disciplines to come up with their favorite explanations for everyday occurrences. Why do we recognize patterns? Is there such a thing as positive stress? Are we genetically programmed to be in conflict with each other? Those are just some of the 150 questions that the world's best scientific minds answer with elegant simplicity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great premise, but book really does not deliver

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Becoming Myself

    • A Psychiatrist's Memoir
    • By: Irvin Yalom
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Irvin D. Yalom has made a career of investigating the lives of others. In Becoming Myself, his long-awaited memoir, he turns his therapeutic eye on himself, delving into the relationships that shaped him and the groundbreaking work that made him famous. The first-generation child of immigrant Russian Jews, Yalom grew up in a lower-class neighbourhood in Washington, DC. Determined to escape its confines, he set his sights on becoming a doctor. An incredible ascent followed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Karlien on 06-28-19

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Playful Intelligence

    • The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World
    • By: Anthony T. DeBenedet MD
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Blending counterintuitive observations, anecdotes, and research across a range of disciplines - notably medicine, psychology, sociology, history, neuroscience, and economics - Playful Intelligence shows adults the profound and unexpected ways that playfulness impacts everyday life. It also offers practical suggestions on how to make life more playful. Playful Intelligence's core chapters are devoted to exploring the effects and benefits of five playful qualities: imagination, sociability, humor, spontaneity, and wonder.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good enough

    • By Leo Nguyen on 10-20-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • What Should We Be Worried About?

    • Real Scenarios That Keep Scientists Up at Night
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: Michelle Ford, Peter Berkrot, Antony Ferguson, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Brockman, editor of This Will Make You Smarter, presents his latest thought-provoking audiobook, featuring insights from leading thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Lisa Randall, Matt Ridley, and Daniel C. Dennett. Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about - and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by. Encompassing neuroscience, economics, philosophy, physics, psychology, biology, and more - here are 150 ideas that will revolutionize your understanding of the world.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Total Recovery

    • Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain and Depression
    • By: Gary Kaplan D.O., Donna Beech
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 44
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    According to Dr. Gary Kaplan, conventional thinking about the nature of chronic pain and depression is essentially flawed. Although physicians continue to diagnose conditions like migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic back pain, depression, anxiety, and PTSD, a growing body of research shows that these are in fact symptoms of something else – a deep-rooted inflammation in the brain. This inflammation can affect the nervous system for months—even years—to devastating effect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life Changing and unforgettable!!!

    • By jessie on 10-29-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

    • A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World
    • By: James Kakalios
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics, James Kakalios uses examples from comics and magazines to explain how breakthroughs in quantum mechanics led to such technologies as the World Wide Web, pocket-sized computers, mobile phones, and MRI machines.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pefect for a Physics Nut

    • By Chris Reich on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Digital Divide

    • Writings for and Against Facebook, YouTube, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking
    • By: Mark Bauerlein
    • Narrated by: Xe Sands, Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twitter, Facebook, e-publishing, blogs, distance-learning and other social media raise some of the most divisive cultural questions of our time. Some see the technological breakthroughs we live with as hopeful and democratic new steps in education, information gathering, and human progress. But others are deeply concerned by the eroding of civility online, declining reading habits, withering attention spans, and the treacherous effects of 24/7 peer pressure on our young.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very impressive!

    • By Justin on 10-25-16

    Regular price: $23.62

    • Gamelife

    • A Memoir
    • By: Michael W. Clune
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    You have been awakened. Floppy disk inserted, computer turned on, a whirring, and then this sentence, followed by a blinking cursor. So begins Suspended, the first computer game to obsess seven-year-old Michael, to worm into his head and change his sense of reality. Thirty years later he will write: "Computer games have taught me the things you can't learn from people." Gamelife is the memoir of a childhood transformed by technology.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Scattered story that doesn't go anywhere

    • By AmazonUser on 11-05-15

    Regular price: $17.00