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    • Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

    • By: Philip A. Fisher
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 873
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 659
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 654

    One of the most important works ever written on investment theory, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits lays out the fundamental principles of intelligent investing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Struggled with monotone voice, but good book

    • By Tim Senter on 06-09-15

    Regular price: $13.27

    • LikeWar

    • The Weaponization of Social Media
    • By: P. W. Singer, Emerson T. Brooking
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    Two defense experts explore the collision of war, politics, and social media, where the most important battles are now only a click away. Through the weaponization of social media, the Internet is changing war and politics, just as war and politics are changing the Internet. Terrorists livestream their attacks, “Twitter wars” produce real world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles, but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battlespace that plays out on our smartphones.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Deep analysis of the Social Media revolution

    • By Ross J. Patti on 10-29-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Basque History of the World

    • By: Mark Kurlansky
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    Inhabiting the small corner where France meets Spain, the Basque speak their own language, Euskera. Evidence of their culture showed up as early as 218 BC, and now, with a population of 2.4 million, their influence on our world has been all-pervasive. In this "delectable portrait of an uncanny, indomitable nation," listeners will be enthralled as Kurlansky delves into the roots of an intriguing population, and shows us why they continue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An eye opener that will break your heart

    • By Perry on 12-18-04

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Fragile Species

    • By: Lewis Thomas
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Whether he is discussing our origins as archaebacteria or the politics of trench warfare, physician-scientist Lewis Thomas is always insightful and exuberantly engaged in his world. This collection of essays deals with everything from AIDS to ozone depletion, and reveals the author’s clear thinking and his ability to cut through the fog of modern problems.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • At Play in the Fields of the Lord

    • By: Peter Matthiessen
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    The timely story of how the forces of change converge on a small tribe of Niaruna Indians living in the heart of the Amazon rain forest. In addition to being a prophetic commentary on emerging threats to the environment, and the troublesome encroachment of the modern world on traditional cultures, the novel is a suspenseful adventure story about two men striving to find meaning in a world not their own.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • We only see glimpses through the jungle canopy

    • By Dan Harlow on 05-23-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Democracy in America (Excerpts)

    • By: Alexis de Tocqueville
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Alexis de Tocqueville's renowned analysis of American democracy still has relevance today. In 1831 de Tocqueville was sent to America by the French government to study the U.S. penal system, but his real aim was to observe a democratic republic firsthand to see if such an entity could function with dignity and humanity. His travels, which took him to the cities of the Northeast, to the frontier and the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi and through the South, showed him a great deal about the United States. In 1834, he wrote Democracy in America, in which he examines the advantages and pitfalls of democracy, the conditions and conflicts among the races, and the movements that grip the country.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Miserable Audio Quality

    • By Joseph on 10-27-09

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony

    • By: Lewis Thomas
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    This collection of 24 essays is a perfect introduction to the world of Lewis Thomas. Topics ranging from the riddle of smelling to nuclear proliferation carry the gentle, unassuming persuasiveness that characterizes the author’s work. Here we are also introduced to the concerns that have distinguished Thomas’ literary career: the natural altruism of organisms; the inter-relatedness of all creatures; the fragility of the human species; the uneasiness of life on a threatened planet.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Among Schoolchildren

    • By: Tracy Kidder
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    We all know what is wrong with today’s schools - or do we? Tracy Kidder spent a year in a fifth grade class in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The teacher is excellent, but something else is very wrong. Kidder skillfully presents the problems and leaves the listener to ponder the solutions.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace

    • By: Leon H. Charney
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    This book reveals the interplay between official government channels, covert intelligence agents and others, who acted largely behind the scenes of the peace process between Egypt and Israel that began in1978 and is still holding. The world leaders: Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin, and Anwar Sadat, were driven by deeply held faith and conviction. Others were military hawks who, later saw peace as the only viable option. Still others saw peace and stability in terms of business and prosperity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Intro to Camp David Peace Accords history

    • By Linda NY on 06-05-13

    Regular price: $19.95