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    • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

    • A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
    • By: Lori Gottlieb
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,225
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,878
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,858

    One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose of­fice she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm going to miss the narrator...

    • By Anonymous User on 04-12-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 12 Rules for Life

    • An Antidote to Chaos
    • By: Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD - foreword
    • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45,702
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41,175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,820

    What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Your Average 'Self Help' Book

    • By TheBookie on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $36.33

    • Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills

    • By: Steven Novella, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steven Novella
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,089
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,298

    No skill is more important in today's world than being able to think about, understand, and act on information in an effective and responsible way. What's more, at no point in human history have we had access to so much information, with such relative ease, as we do in the 21st century. But because misinformation out there has increased as well, critical thinking is more important than ever. These 24 rewarding lectures equip you with the knowledge and techniques you need to become a savvier, sharper critical thinker in your professional and personal life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A boring, long, less educational Brain Games

    • By samuel gherman on 11-10-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,933
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22,008
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,866

    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be required reading

    • By Blue Zion on 12-22-18

    Regular price: $32.95

    • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,692
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,212

    "It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great primer for hard SF fans and physics laymen

    • By David on 01-05-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Power of Habit

    • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
    • By: Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54,864
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47,477
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47,228

    In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice! A guide on how to change

    • By Mehra on 04-22-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • By: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,628
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,473

    April 25, 1986 in Chernobyl was a turning point in world history. The disaster not only changed the world’s perception of nuclear power and the science that spawned it, but also our understanding of the planet’s delicate ecology. With the images of the abandoned homes and playgrounds beyond the barbed wire of the 30-kilometer Exclusion Zone, the rusting graveyards of contaminated trucks and helicopters, the farmland lashed with black rain, the event fixed for all time the notion of radiation as an invisible killer. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Midnight in Chernobyl is the book to listen to.

    • By N. H. on 03-21-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Lost Connections

    • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
    • By: Johann Hari
    • Narrated by: Johann Hari
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,606
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,274

    From the New York Times best-selling author of Chasing the Scream, a radically new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. What really causes depression and anxiety - and how can we really solve them?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Are we turning the corner....

    • By jaga on 06-07-18
    • Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
    • By: Johann Hari
    • Narrated by: Johann Hari
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 01-23-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,606 ratings

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement

    • By: John Medina, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John Medina
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,626
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,334
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,311

    In Your Best Brain, Professor John J. Medina - an award-winning scientist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading advocate for brain research - delivers 24 exciting lectures that probe the origins of consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and beyond. He focuses on five key areas of study in neuroscience: the brain’s physical structure and function, and how it enabled us to become the planet’s apex predator.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully Clear and Entertaining

    • By Charles on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Lost Art of Listening, Second Edition

    • How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships
    • By: Michael P. Nichols PhD
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,293

    One person talks; the other listens. It's so basic that we take it for granted. Unfortunately, most of us think of ourselves as better listeners than we actually are. Why do we so often fail to connect when speaking with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, or friends? How do emotional reactions get in the way of real communication? This thoughtful, witty, and empathic book has already helped over 100,000 people break through conflicts and transform their personal and professional relationships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling, powerful and practical - a must!

    • By R.A. on 04-28-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Gut

    • The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
    • By: Giulia Enders
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,859

    Our gut is almost as important to us as our brain, yet we know very little about how it works. Gut: The Inside Story is an entertaining, informative tour of the digestive system from the moment we raise a tasty morsel to our lips until the moment our body surrenders the remnants to the toilet bowl. No topic is too lowly for the author's wonder and admiration, from the careful choreography of breaking wind to the precise internal communication required for a cleansing vomit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Doctors opinion

    • By KevinM9082 on 03-02-17
    • The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ
    • By: Giulia Enders
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 02-17-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • By: Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,295

    The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult Listen, but Probably a Great Read

    • By Mike Kircher on 01-12-12

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Range

    • Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
    • By: David Epstein
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342

    Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters, and scientists. He discovered that in most fields generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you're highly curious, read this

    • By anon. on 06-07-19
    • Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
    • By: David Epstein
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 05-28-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 395 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

    • By: Don Lincoln, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Don Lincoln
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333

    At the end of his career, Albert Einstein was pursuing a dream far more ambitious than the theory of relativity. He was trying to find an equation that explained all physical reality - a theory of everything. Experimental physicist and award-winning educator Dr. Don Lincoln takes you on this exciting journey in The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality. Suitable for the intellectually curious at all levels and assuming no background beyond basic high-school math, these 24 half-hour lectures cover recent developments at the forefront of particle physics and cosmology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audible’s Best Science Offering, A Gem

    • By MikeB on 12-08-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ben Garrod
    • Narrated by: Ben Garrod
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Most children go through a dinosaur phase. Learning all the tongue-twisting names, picking favourites based on ferocity, armour, or sheer size. For many kids this love of ‘terrible lizards’ fizzles out at some point between starting and leaving primary school. All those fancy names slowly forgotten, no longer any need for a favourite. For all those child dino fanatics who didn’t grow up to become paleontologists, dinosaurs seem like something out of mythology. They are dragons, pictures in books, abstract, other, extinct. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • How to Change Your Mind

    • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10,291
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,195

    When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful trip

    • By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18
    • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
    • By: Michael Pollan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 05-15-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 10,291 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

    • By: Jeffrey C. Grossman, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey C. Grossman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Nothing has had a more profound impact on the development of modern civilization than thermodynamics. Thermodynamic processes are at the heart of everything that involves heat, energy, and work, making an understanding of the subject indispensable for careers in engineering, physical science, biology, meteorology, and even nutrition and culinary arts. Get an in-depth tour of this vital and fascinating science in 24 enthralling lectures suitable for everyone from science novices to experts who wish to review elementary concepts and formulas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Course; Particularly as Review

    • By Qoheleth on 01-12-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes

    • By: Benjamin Schumacher, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Schumacher
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    The Science of Information: From Language to Black Holes covers the exciting concepts, history, and applications of information theory in 24 challenging and eye-opening half-hour lectures taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher of Kenyon College. A prominent physicist and award-winning educator at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Professor Schumacher is also a pioneer in the field of quantum information, which is the latest exciting development in this dynamic scientific field. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost perfect. Broad scope with good depth.

    • By James S. on 01-02-19

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 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 5,297
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,864
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,876

    >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

    • Stuff Matters

    • Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
    • By: Mark Miodownik
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,038
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,654
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,644

    Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly good

    • By D. MacLeod on 01-29-15
    • Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
    • By: Mark Miodownik
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 07-29-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,038 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59

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