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    • Man's Search for Meaning

    • By: Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,630
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,544
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,540

    Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read This if You're Very Sick and/or Thinking About Ending Your Life

    • By Derek on 07-21-15

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The Elephant Whisperer

    • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
    • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,469
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,028
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,039

    >When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story, beautifully written

    • By Tango on 01-12-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Universe from Nothing

    • Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
    • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Narrated by: Lawrence M. Krauss, Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,933
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,615
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,588

    Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing? Krauss’ answers to these and other timeless questions, in a wildly popular lecture on YouTube, has attracted almost a million viewers. One of the few prominent scientists to have actively crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss reveals that modern science is indeed addressing the question of why there is something rather than nothing—with surprising and fascinating results.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read Review Before Buying

    • By Claire on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Last Rhinos

    • My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures
    • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 573
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      5 out of 5 stars 544
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      5 out of 5 stars 542

    When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war-ravaged Congo, was on the very brink of extinction, he knew he had to act. If the world lost the sub-species, it would be the largest land mammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct. In The Last Rhinos, Anthony recounts his attempts to save these remarkable animals. The demand for rhino horns in the Far East has turned poaching into a dangerous black market that threatens the lives of not just these rare beasts, but also the rangers who protect them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a tribute

    • By Elizabeth on 02-26-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Architecture of Happiness

    • By: Alain de Botton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
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      4 out of 5 stars 150

    One of the great, but often unmentioned, causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of chairs, walls, buildings, and streets that surround us. And yet, a concern for architecture is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent. Alain de Botton starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be, and argues that it is architecture's task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED it!

    • By JJ HUNSECKER on 12-23-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation)

    • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
    • By: Lawrence Anthony, Thea Feldman, Graham Spence
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 133

    When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Conservation Success

    • By Timberlyn on 02-17-19

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Interpretation of Dreams

    • By: Sigmund Freud
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The Interpretation of Dreams is the book that Sigmund Freud considered his most important and that forever changed the way we think about our dreams. Here, Freud explained his discoveries about why we dream, what we dream, and what our dreams mean. In this groundbreaking work, Freud further demonstrated that it is in the treatment of abnormal mental states that dream analysis is the most valuable. He claimed that dreams not only reveal to us the cryptic mechanisms of phobias, obsessions, and delusions but also are the most potent weapon in the healing of them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audio helps Reinforce Freud

    • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The House of Wisdom

    • How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance
    • By: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Arabic legacy of science and philosophy has long been hidden from the West. British-Iraqi physicist Jim Al-Khalili unveils that legacy to fascinating effect by returning to its roots in the hubs of Arab innovation that would advance science and jump-start the European Renaissance. 

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Vanishing Face of Gaia

    • A Final Warning
    • By: James Lovelock
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In The Vanishing Face of Gaia, British scientist James Lovelock predicts global warming will lead to a Hot Epoch. Lovelock is best known for formulating the controversial Gaia theory in the 1970s, with Ruth Margulis of the University of Massachusetts, which states that organisms interact with and regulate Earth's surface and atmosphere. We ignore this interaction at our peril.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New Perspective - A Must Listen - Very Moving

    • By Thomas on 01-29-12

    Regular price: $21.20

    • Fallout

    • Disasters, Lies, and the Legacy of the Nuclear Age
    • By: Fred Pearce
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    From Hiroshima to Chernobyl, Fukushima to the growing legacy of lethal radioactive waste, humanity's struggle to conquer atomic energy is rife with secrecy, deceit, human error, blatant disregard for life, short-sighted politics, and fear. Fallout is an eye-opening odyssey through the first eight decades of this struggle and the radioactive landscapes it has left behind. We are, Pearce finds, forever torn between technological hubris and all-too-human terror about what we have created.

    • Disasters, Lies, and the Legacy of the Nuclear Age
    • By: Fred Pearce
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 05-22-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 25 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Wild Justice

    • The Moral Lives of Animals
    • By: Marc Bekoff, Jessica Pierce
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Scientists have long counseled against interpreting animal behavior in terms of human emotions, warning that such anthropomorphizing limits our ability to understand animals as they really are. Yet what are we to make of a female gorilla in a German zoo who spent days mourning the death of her baby? Or a wild female elephant who cared for a younger one after she was injured by a rambunctious teenage male?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What Some Of Us Have Always Known...

    • By Douglas on 12-12-13

    Regular price: $22.00

    • We Are All Stardust

    • Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know
    • By: Stefan Klein
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson, Simon Vance, Kate Reading, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When acclaimed science writer Stefan Klein asks Nobel Prize-winning chemist Roald Hoffmann what sets scientists apart, Hoffmann says, "First and foremost, curiosity." In this collection of intimate conversations with 19 of the world's best-known scientists (including three Nobel Laureates), Klein lets us listen in as today's leading minds reveal what they still hope to discover - and how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great People, Great Science, Great Scientists

    • By Philomath on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Social Butterflies

    • Reclaiming the Positive Power of Social Networks
    • By: Michael Sanders, Susannah Hume
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this essential and timely book, behavioral scientists Sanders and Hume demonstrate the astonishing reach of our social networks, and why we need to reclaim their power to effect positive change in our professional and private lives. The rise of social media has sent our social instincts into overdrive, and the impact of our networks has never been greater. But what if we could reclaim the positive power that influences our decisions, to behave better and be happier?

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Memory Cure

    • How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease
    • By: Majid Fotuhi
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    You've probably taken steps to protect your finances, your health, and your family. Isn't it time to protect your memories? Science is exploding with new discoveries related to the brain, aging, and memory, discoveries that prove the actions you take today impact your memory for decades to come. Dr. Majid Fotuhi, one of the foremost experts in memory loss and Alzheimer's disease, outlines an action plan to improve mental agility and prevent memory loss.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best I heard/read in its subject

    • By NASRULLA on 02-16-12
    • How to Protect Your Brain Against Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease
    • By: Majid Fotuhi
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 02-22-06
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Goshawk

    • By: T. H. White
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This modern classic of nature writing by the author of The Once and Future King was an inspiration for and featured in Helen Macdonald's prize-winning H Is for Hawk. "No hawk can be a pet. There is no sentimentality. In a way, it is the psychiatrist's art. One is matching one's mind against another mind with deadly reason and interest. One desires no transference of affection, demands no ignoble homage or gratitude. It is a tonic for the less forthright savagery of the human heart."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "He was born to fly, sloping sideways, free…"

    • By Jefferson on 03-15-17

    Regular price: $15.48