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    • Predictive Analytics

    • The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, Revised and Updated
    • By: Eric Siegel
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An introduction for everyone. In this rich, fascinating—surprisingly accessible—introduction, leading expert Eric Siegel reveals how predictive analytics (aka machine learning) works, and how it affects everyone every day. Rather than a "how to" for hands-on techies, the book serves lay listeners and experts alike by covering new case studies and the latest state-of-the-art techniques.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Why Does the World Exist?

    • An Existential Detective Story
    • By: Jim Holt
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This runaway best seller, which has captured the imagination of critics and the public alike, traces our latest efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. Holt adopts the role of cosmological detective, traveling the globe to interview a host of celebrated scientists, philosophers, and writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent survey of philosophy book

    • By Gary on 07-20-13

    Regular price: $16.79

    • Impossible Owls

    • Essays
    • By: Brian Phillips
    • Narrated by: Steve Menasche
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    In his highly anticipated debut essay collection, Impossible Owls, Brian Phillips demonstrates why he's one of the most iconoclastic journalists of the digital age, beloved for his ambitious, off-kilter, meticulously reported essays. The eight essays assembled here go beyond simply chronicling some of the modern world's most uncanny, unbelievable, and spectacular oddities. Researched for months and even years on end, they explore the interconnectedness of the globalized world, the consequences of history, the power of myth, and the ways people attempt to find meaning. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Book of 2018

    • By Kara Polito on 11-09-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Language of Food

    • A Linguist Reads the Menu
    • By: Dan Jurafsky
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
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    Thirteen chapters evoke the joy and discovery of reading a menu dotted with the sharp-eyed annotations of a linguist. Jurafsky points out the subtle meanings hidden in filler words like "rich" and "crispy," zeroes in on the metaphors and storytelling tropes we rely on in restaurant reviews, and charts a micro-universe of marketing language on the back of a bag of potato chips.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Highly interesting but a lot of fluff

    • By cpip on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Marijuana Legalization

    • What Everyone Needs to Know 
    • By: Mark A. R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Angela Hawken, and others
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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    Should marijuana be legalized? The latest Gallup poll reports that exactly half of Americans say "yes"; opinion couldn't be more evenly divided. Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know will provide readers with a non-partisan primer about the topic, covering everything from the risks and benefits of using marijuana, to describing the current laws around the drug in the U.S. and abroad.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative

    • By Carmine on 06-14-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Last Resort

    • The Financial Crisis and the Future of Bailouts
    • By: Eric A. Posner
    • Narrated by: Steve Menasche
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The bailouts during the recent financial crisis enraged the public. They felt unfair - and counterproductive: people who take risks must be allowed to fail. If we reward firms that make irresponsible investments, aren't we encouraging them to continue to act irresponsibly? Bailouts have happened throughout economic history and are unavoidable in any modern, market-based economy. And they're actually good. Contrary to popular belief, the financial system cannot operate properly unless the government stands ready to bail out banks and other firms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoughtful, insightful, thorough, clear, valuable

    • By Philo on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Living Apart

    • How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law
    • By: Nikole Hannah-Jones
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    More than 40 years after President Johnson signed the landmark Fair Housing Act into law, residential segregation in America remains unresolved. Designed to help dismantle the nation’s racially divided housing patterns, the act has gone largely ignored by every presidential administration - Democrat and Republican alike - since 1968. In Living Apart, ProPublica investigates this failing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We’re racists

    • By Bhammer on 07-29-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Confessions of a Criminal Lawyer

    • A Memoir
    • By: Seymour Wishman
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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    A successful former defense attorney exposes the raw truth about the courtroom “game” and a career spent defending the guilty. As an advocate for the accused in Newark, New Jersey, criminal lawyer Seymour Wishman defended a vast array of clients, from burglars and thieves to rapists and murderers. Many of them were poor and undereducated, and nearly all of them were guilty. But it was not Wishman’s duty to pass moral judgment on those he represented. His job was to convince a jury to set his clients free or, at the very least, to impose the most lenient punishment permissible by law.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Utopia Is Creepy

    • And Other Provocations
    • By: Nicholas Carr
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    With a razor wit, Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley's unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question: Have we been seduced by a lie? Gathering a decade's worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays, Utopia Is Creepy offers an alternative history of the digital age, chronicling its roller-coaster crazes and crashes, its blind triumphs, and its unintended consequences.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Threescore and More

    • Applying the Assets of Maturity, Wisdom, and Experience for Personal and Professional Success
    • By: Alan Weiss
    • Narrated by: Steve Menasche
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ageism is too often an accepted form of bias, even though the facts support the value of aging. Airline pilots forced to retire at the arbitrary age of 65 are usually at the top of their game. Forced retirement in most organizations remove highly skilled performers as well as role models and trainers for newer generations. Instead of revelling in who we are, we begin to try to look younger as soon as possible. People have become inured to "losing" abilities as they age instead of appreciating new abilities that only age can bestow.

    • Applying the Assets of Maturity, Wisdom, and Experience for Personal and Professional Success
    • By: Alan Weiss
    • Narrated by: Steve Menasche
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 07-31-18
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    Regular price: $17.49

    • Why Wages Rise

    • By: F. A. Harper
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    Basic principles always have a way of seeming simple, yet they can no more be oversimplified than can the law of gravity or the listing of chemical elements be oversimplified. What is needed in our complex society of millions of products sold by millions of business units to over 100 million traders through billions of transactions each year is to get back to simple economic principles. These are working tools for solving problems that seem more complex than they really are.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Missed Information

    • Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future
    • By: David Sarokin, Jay Schulkin
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Information is power. It drives commerce, protects nations, and forms the backbone of systems that range from health care to high finance. Yet despite the avalanche of data available in today's information age, neither institutions nor individuals get the information they truly need to make well-informed decisions. Faulty information and sub-optimal decision-making create an imbalance of power that is exaggerated as governments and corporations amass enormous databases on each of us.

    Regular price: $20.99