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    • Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)

    • Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts
    • By: Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson
    • Narrated by: Marsha Mercant, Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,964
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576

    Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent insights, but a little too long

    • By Anand on 11-11-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Strangers to Ourselves

    • Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious
    • By: Timothy D. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    In an eye-opening tour of the unconscious, as contemporary psychological science has redefined it, Timothy D. Wilson introduces us to a hidden mental world of judgments, feelings, and motives that introspection may never show us. This is not your psychoanalyst's unconscious. The adaptive unconscious that empirical psychology has revealed, and that Wilson describes, is much more than a repository of primative drives and conflict-ridden memories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, engaging, entertaining, informative

    • By Lynn on 10-27-12

    Regular price: $25.00

    • Dark Dreams

    • A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind
    • By: Roy Hazelwood, Stephen G Michaud
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Profiler Roy Hazelwood is one of the world's leading experts on the strangest and most dangerous of all aberrant offenders - the sexual criminal. In Dark Dreams he reveals the twisted motive and thinking that go into the most reprehensible crimes. He also catalogs the innovative and remarkably effective techniques that allow law enforcement agents to construct psychological profiles of the offenders who commit these crimes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FINALLY SOME NEW AND INTERESTING CASES!

    • By leelee8888 on 10-16-16

    Regular price: $23.09

    • On Human Nature: Revised Edition

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    This revised edition of Human Nature begins a new phase in the most important intellectual controversy of this generation: Is human behavior controlled by the species' biological heritage? Does this heritage limit human destiny?

    With characteristic pungency and simplicity of style, the author of Sociobiology challenges old prejudices and current misconceptions about the nature-nurture debate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Heralding Voice...

    • By Douglas on 07-22-14

    Regular price: $22.00

    • Letters to a Young Scientist

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 220
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
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      4 out of 5 stars 193

    Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career - both his successes and his failures - and his motivations for becoming a biologist.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Long on biography, short on advice

    • By A. Mandelin on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War

    • By: Mark E. Stille
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the third most powerful navy in the world at the start of World War II and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround for a navy that only began to modernize in 1868. The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War details the Japanese ships which fought in the Pacific and examines the principles on which they were designed, how they were armed, when and where they were deployed, and how effective they were in battle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Technical Reference

    • By Dale H. Reeck on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Lesser Beasts

    • A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig
    • By: Mark Essig
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 638
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 581

    As historian Mark Essig reveals in Lesser Beasts, swine have such a bad reputation for precisely the same reasons they are so valuable as a source of food: they are intelligent, self-sufficient, and omnivorous. What's more, he argues, we ignore our historic partnership with these astonishing animals at our peril.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I learned so much.

    • By Ashley on 08-06-15
    • A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig
    • By: Mark Essig
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 05-05-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 638 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Faith Versus Fact

    • Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
    • By: Jerry A. Coyne
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 390

    In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion - including faith, dogma, and revelation - leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jerry Coyne Does It Again

    • By Samuel on 08-05-15

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Garbology

    • Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    The average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime, and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year. But our bins are just the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century. In Garbology, Edward Humes investigates trash - what's in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even nations are finding a way back from waste to discover a new kind of prosperity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A phenomenal read & serious eye-opener

    • By Andy Feicht on 10-07-18
    • Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 12-27-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 67 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Born in Africa

    • The Quest for the Origins of Human Life
    • By: Martin Meredith
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    In Born in Africa, Martin Meredith follows the trail of discoveries about human origins made by scientists over the last hundred years, recounting their intense rivalry, personal feuds, and fierce controversies, as well as their feats of skill and endurance. The results have been momentous. Scientists have identified more than 20 species of extinct humans. They have firmly established Africa as the birthplace not only of humankind but also of modern humans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Up to date interesting

    • By Simon on 02-15-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Creation

    • An Appeal to Save Life on Earth
    • By: E. O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Called "one of the greatest men alive" by the Times of London, E. O. Wilson proposes an historic partnership between scientists and religious leaders to preserve Earth's rapidly vanishing biodiversity. 

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Big Data at Work

    • Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
    • By: Thomas H. Davenport
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Go ahead, be skeptical about big data. The author was - at first. When the term "big data" first came on the scene, best-selling author Tom Davenport ( Competing on Analytics, Analytics at Work) thought it was just another example of technology hype. But his research in the years that followed changed his mind. Now, in clear, conversational language, Davenport explains what big data means - and why everyone in business needs to know about it.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Full of fluff, light on the details

    • By Nikhil on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Why God Won't Go Away

    • Brain Science and the Biology of Belief
    • By: Andrew Newberg, Eugene d'Aquili, Vince Rause
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In this groundbreaking new book, researchers Andrew Newberg and Eugene d'Aquili offer an explanation that is at once profoundly simple and scientifically precise: The religious impulse is rooted in the biology of the brain. In Why God Won't Go Away, Newberg and d'Aquili document their pioneering explorations in the field of neurotheology, an emerging discipline dedicated to understanding the complex relationship between spirituality and the brain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My opinion

    • By David Berry on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Starlight Detectives

    • How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe
    • By: Alan Hirshfeld
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
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      4 out of 5 stars 194
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      4 out of 5 stars 193

    In 1929, Edwin Hubble announced the greatest discovery in the history of astronomy since Galileo first turned a telescope to the heavens. The galaxies, previously believed to float serenely in the void, are in fact hurtling apart at an incredible speed: the universe is expanding. This stunning discovery was the culmination of a decades-long arc of scientific and technical advancement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Experience the discovery of most of the universe.

    • By Zachary Adams on 05-26-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Madness and Memory

    • The Discovery of Prions - A New Biological Principle of Disease
    • By: Stanley B. Prusiner
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In this book, Prusiner tells the remarkable story of his discovery of prions - infectious proteins that replicate and cause disease but surprisingly contain no genetic material - and reveals how superb and meticulous science is actually practiced with talented teams of researchers who persevere. He recounts the frustrations and rewards of years of research and offers fascinating portraits of his peers as they raced to discover the causes of fatal brain diseases.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Power Brokers

    • The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry
    • By: Jeremiah D. Lambert
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    For more than a century, the interplay between private, investor-owned electric utilities and government regulators has shaped the electric power industry in the United States. Provision of an essential service to largely dependent consumers invited government oversight and ever more sophisticated market intervention. The industry has sought to manage, coopt, and profit from government regulation. In The Power Brokers, Jeremiah Lambert maps this complex interaction from the late 19th century to the present day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Big chunks of the story -like several short novels

    • By Philo on 10-29-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Revolution in Higher Education

    • How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable
    • By: Richard A. DeMillo
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Colleges and universities have become increasingly costly and - except for a handful of highly selective, elite institutions - unresponsive to 21st century needs. But for the past few years, technology-fueled innovation has begun to transform higher education, introducing new ways to disseminate knowledge and better ways to learn - all at lower cost. In this impassioned account, Richard DeMillo tells the behind-the-scenes story of these pioneering efforts and offers a road map for transforming higher education.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Arjun Subedi on 11-01-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Horizons of Cosmology

    • Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen
    • By: Joseph Silk
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Highly esteemed astrophysicist Joseph Silk explores the vast mysteries and speculations of the field of cosmology in a way that balances an accessible style for the general reader and enough technical detail for advanced students and professionals. Indeed, while the physical laws and origins of the universe can be endlessly complex, even Einstein once mused that they could be explained simply enough to be grasped by nonspecialists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best stories on modern cosmology

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-10-12

    Regular price: $22.00

    • Homo Mysterious

    • Evolutionary Puzzles of Human Nature
    • By: David P. Barash
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    For all that science knows about the living world, notes David P. Barash, there are even more things we don't know, genuine evolutionary mysteries that perplex the best minds in biology. Paradoxically, many of these mysteries are very close to home, involving some of the most personal aspects of being human. Homo Mysterious examines a number of these evolutionary mysteries, exploring things we don't yet know about ourselves, laying out the best current hypotheses, and pointing toward insights that scientists are just beginning to glimpse. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Genes, Chromosomes, and Disease

    • From Simple Traits to Complex Traits to Personalized Medicine
    • By: Nicholas Wright Gillham
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    This listenable overview covers the rise of medical genetics through the past century, and the eugenic impulses it has inspired. Nicholas Gillham reviews the linkages between genes and disease, ethnic groups' differential susceptibility to genetic traits and disorders, personalized medicine, and crucial social and ethical issues arising from the field's progress.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good if you REALLY like the subject matter

    • By SR on 07-13-12

    Regular price: $24.05

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