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    • The Lessons of History

    • By: Will, Ariel Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,751
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,404
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387

    The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful 11-volume Story of Civilization. In this compact summation of their work, Will and Ariel Durant share the vital and profound lessons of our collective past. Their perspective, gained after a lifetime of thinking and writing about the history of humankind, is an invaluable resource for us today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Am Humbly in Awe.

    • By Michael on 11-05-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Debt - Updated and Expanded

    • The First 5,000 Years
    • By: David Graeber
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444

    Here, anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: He shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods - that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transformative to the point of being revolutionary

    • By James C. Samans on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Means of Ascent

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,533
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,367
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,370

    Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson continues - one of the richest, most intensive, and most revealing examinations ever undertaken of an American President. The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer/historian carries Johnson through his service in World War II and the foundation of his long-concealed fortune and the facts behind the myths he created about it. But the explosive heart of the book is Caro's revelation of the true story of the fiercely contested 1948 senatorial election.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "If You Do Everything, You'll Win"

    • By Abdur Abdul-Malik on 12-29-13

    Regular price: $34.94

    • The Path to Power

    • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
    • By: Robert A. Caro
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 40 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,003
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,828
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,822

    This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows him from the Hill Country to New Deal Washington, from his boyhood through the years of the Depression to his debut as Congressman, his heartbreaking defeat in his first race for the Senate, and his attainment, nonetheless, at age 31, of the national power for which he hungered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just fantastic...

    • By Casper Paludan on 07-30-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • If I Did It

    • Confessions of the Killer
    • By: The Goldman Family, Pablo F. Fenjves, Dominick Dunne
    • Narrated by: Kim Goldman, Pablo Fenjves, G. Valmont Thomas, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 638
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 505

    In 1994, Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson were brutally murdered at her home in Brentwood, California. O. J. Simpson was tried for the crime, but was ultimately found not guilty of criminal charges. The victims' families brought civil cases against Simpson, in which he was found liable for willfully and wrongfully causing the deaths of Ron and Nicole by committing battery with malice and oppression. The Goldman family views this book as Simpson's confession.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • True OJ

    • By Debra on 10-27-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Story of Philosophy

    • The Lives and Opinions of the Greater Philosophers
    • By: Will Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 19 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,097

    Durant lucidly describes the philosophical systems of such world-famous “monarchs of the mind” as Plato, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Voltaire, and Nietzsche. Along with their ideas, he offers their flesh-and-blood biographies, placing their thoughts within their own time and place and elucidating their influence on our modern intellectual heritage. This book is packed with wisdom and wit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AN ALL TIME FAVORITE

    • By Jeff on 04-14-12

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Alchemy of Finance

    • By: George Soros
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 562
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 377
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 386

    George Soros, called "a superstar among money managers" by The New York Times, shares the investment strategies he uses to read the mind of the market.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Audible doesn't have full version

    • By Steve on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Propaganda

    • By: Edward Bernays, Mark Crispin Miller - introduction
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    A seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, Edward Bernays pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, which he famously dubbed the "engineering of consent". During World War I, he was an integral part of the US Committee on Public Information, or CPI, a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise, and sell the war to the American people as one that would "Make the World Safe for Democracy".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Classic is still very relevant.

    • By E F on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Wisdom of Crowds

    • Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 420

    In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very worthwhile listen!

    • By G Barth on 06-12-04
    • Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 05-19-04
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,128 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning

    • By: Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    Viktor Frankl is known to millions of listeners as a psychotherapist who has transcended his field in his search for answers to the ultimate questions of life, death, and suffering. Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning explores the sometimes unconscious basic human desire for inspiration or revelation and illustrates how life can offer profound meaning at every turn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unconscious Religiousness and the Ultimate Meaning

    • By Mirek on 12-07-08

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Looting Machine

    • Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
    • By: Tom Burgis
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals, and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China, and the other "emerging markets" have transformed their economies, Africa's resource states remained tethered to the bottom of the industrial supply chain. While Africa accounts for about 30 percent of the world's reserves of hydrocarbons and minerals and 14 percent of the world's population, its share of global manufacturing stood in 2011 exactly where it stood in 2000: at 1 percent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Frightening, Fascinating, Fatiguing

    • By Scott on 07-29-18
    • Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
    • By: Tom Burgis
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 160 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Wealth and Poverty

    • A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century
    • By: George F. Gilder
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Hailed as "the guide to capitalism", the New York Times best seller Wealth and Poverty is one of the most influential economics books of all time and has sold more than one million copies since its first release. In this modern classic, Gilder affirms the moral superiority of free-market capitalism and explains why supply-side economics is more effective at decreasing poverty than government-regulated markets. Now, in a completely updated edition of Wealth and Poverty, Gilder compares America’s current economic challenges with its past economic problems.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Original is a Classic

    • By Jake on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

    • By: Charles MacKay
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 27 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Why do otherwise intelligent individuals form seething masses of idiocy when they engage in collective action? We may think that the Great Crash of 1929, junk bonds of the '80s, and over-valued high-tech stocks of the '90s are peculiarly 20th century aberrations, but Mackay's classic - first published in 1841 - shows that the madness and confusion of crowds knows no limits, and has no temporal bounds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • People don't change

    • By J. on 07-05-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Fallen Leaves

    • Last Words on Life, Love, War & God
    • By: Will Durant
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize - winning author and historian Will Durant - discovered 32 years after his death - is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life's journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen Leaves. One, in 1975, hinted at its contents: "a not very serious book that answers the questions of what I think about government, life, death, and God."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By jason on 12-19-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Dillinger Days

    • By: John Toland
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    For 13 violent months in the 1930s, John Dillinger and his gang swept through the Midwest. The criminals of the Depression robbed almost at will, as the Indiana State Police had only 41 members, including clerks and typists. Dillinger's daring escapes at Crown Point jail or through the withering machine gun fire of FBI agents at Little Bohemia Lodge, along with his countless bank robberies, excited the imagination of a despondent country.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By D. Lichtenstein on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Left Behind

    • By: Robert Wuthnow
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Drawing on more than a decade of research and hundreds of interviews, Robert Wuthnow brings us into America's small towns, farms, and rural communities to paint a rich portrait of the moral order -the interactions, loyalties, obligations, and identities - underpinning this critical segment of the nation. Wuthnow demonstrates that to truly understand rural Americans' anger, their culture must be explored more fully. Moving beyond simplistic depictions of the residents of America's heartland, The Left Behind offers a clearer picture of how this important population will influence the nation's political future. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great insight into rural America

    • By Matt M. on 03-25-19

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Crash of 2008 and What It Means

    • The New Paradigm for Financial Markets
    • By: George Soros
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73

    In the midst of one of the most serious financial upheavals since the Great Depression, George Soros, the legendary financier and philanthropist, has written a significant update to his New York Times best seller, The New Paradigm for Financial Markets. The revised and updated edition, The Crash of 2008 and What It Means, contains four new chapters, in which he looks at the depth and breadth of the credit crash and proposes an updated set of policies to confront the global financial crisis.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult

    • By Michael on 04-28-09

    Regular price: $10.46

    • The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

    • Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
    • By: Joseph Campbell
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Beloved mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the Space Age. He posits that the newly discovered laws of outer space are actually within us as well, and that a new mythology is implicit in that realization. But what is this new mythology? How can we recognize it? Campbell explores these questions in the concluding essay, “The Way of Art”, in which he demonstrates that metaphor is the language of art and argues that within the psyches of today’s artists are the seeds of tomorrow’s mythologies.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What is this

    • By Aamen on 12-10-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Why Science Does Not Disprove God

    • By: Amir Aczel
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    The renowned science writer, mathematician, and best-selling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims of the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A bit deep in spots, but worth powering through them!

    • By Loriel13 on 10-25-16

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Ike's Mystery Man

    • The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler
    • By: Peter Shinkle
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    This exhilarating Cold War narrative takes listeners from top-secret Cabinet Room meetings to exclusive social clubs, and into the pages of a powerful man's intimate diary. Ike's Mystery Man brings a new dimension to our understanding of the inner-workings of the Eisenhower White House. It also shines a bright light on the indispensable contributions and sacrifices made by patriotic gay Americans. Ike's Mystery Man relies on thousands of personal letters, interviews, and previously classified archives to tell a gripping story that has never before been told. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Service to Country

    • By William on 05-23-19

    Regular price: $29.95

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