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    • Lost in Math

    • How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
    • By: Sabine Hossenfelder
    • Narrated by: Laura Jennings
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: Observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A rare glimpse into the inner world of physics

    • By Joe on 12-08-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,740
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,425
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,405

    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 45,382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,895
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,542

    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

    • 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 24,694
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21,786
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21,646

    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

    • The Wisdom of Wolves

    • Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack
    • By: Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher, James Manfull - contributor, and others
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns, Kate Mulligan, Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    For six years Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived intimately with a pack of wolves, gaining their trust as no one has before. In this book the Dutchers reflect on the virtues they observed in wolf society and behavior. Each chapter exemplifies a principle, such as kindness, teamwork, playfulness, respect, curiosity, and compassion. Their heartfelt stories combine into a thought-provoking meditation on the values shared between the human and the animal world. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen

    • By JP on 02-26-19

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • By: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,449
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,317
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,311

    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
    • A sad tale, well told.

    • By S. Johnson on 02-22-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 329
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 293

    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

    • 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 275
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      5 out of 5 stars 235
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    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 275 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 54,710
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47,345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47,099

    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

    • 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 12,158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,241

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Already Purchased Two Copies for Friends

    • By Anthony A. on 07-13-13

    Regular price: $33.60

    • 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 10,200
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,117

    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 10,200 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Laws of Human Nature

    • By: Robert Greene
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Robert Greene
    • Length: 28 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,284
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,748
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,730

    Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of listeners, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding, and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defense.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tempo is key! (1.25X)

    • By James Hawkins on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Body Keeps the Score

    • Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
    • By: Bessel Van der Kolk MD
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,550
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,748
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,663

    In The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring - specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust. He shows how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neuro feedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unbelievably clear and Life Changing

    • By colleen geis on 05-06-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,926
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24,113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,903

    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

    • By TMort on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Influence

    • The Psychology of Persuasion
    • By: Robert B. Cialdini
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,473
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,421
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,362

    Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say yes - and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His 35 years of rigorous, evidence-based research, along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior, has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader - and how to defend yourself against them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye Opening

    • By ProudPapa34 on 01-08-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Why We Sleep

    • Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
    • By: Matthew Walker PhD
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,370
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,877
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,830

    Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating, drinking, and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I recommend this to EVERYONE

    • By Emma Bennett on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Nine Pints

    • A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
    • By: Rose George
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save lives and transmit deadly infections. Author Rose George is renowned for her intrepid work on topics that are invisible but vitally important. In Nine Pints, she takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting to modern “hemovigilance” teams that track blood-borne diseases. She probes the lucrative business of plasma transfusions and looks to the future, as researchers seek to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly Entertaining

    • By Diana Zou on 06-10-19
    • A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
    • By: Rose George
    • Narrated by: Karen Cass
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 12-04-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 125 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Mindset

    • The New Psychology of Success
    • By: Carol S. Dweck
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520

    After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mind-set. In this brilliant book, she describes how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mind-set and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mind-set.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening but redundant

    • By bionut09 on 03-21-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Dark Psychology Secrets & The Art of Reading People: 2 in 1

    • Signs a Toxic Person Is Manipulating You and How to Handle It
    • By: Richard Martinez
    • Narrated by: Matt Buzonas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 158

    Your colleague says he agrees, but does he really, or is it only a facade? Have you ever thought you were going crazy, had your self-esteem suffer, or do you have a feeling you are being used, manipulated, or played? Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable around people and have a really hard time understanding their “real intentions”? If you answered "Yes" to at least one of the questions above, you are absolutely not alone. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overall very nice.

    • By Alex Jordan on 05-12-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,292
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14,486
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,367

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but...

    • By Josh on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $34.22

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