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    • Sex at Dawn

    • How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
    • By: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan (Preface)
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,937
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,846
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,830

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Strawmen and Ad Hominems

    • By Carolyn on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Call Me Tuesday

    • Based on a True Story
    • By: Leigh Byrne
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 767
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 683
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 680

    At eight years old, Tuesday Storm's childhood is forever lost when the death of her older sister Audrey sends her family spiraling out of control into the darkest of dysfunction. In the wake of the tragedy, Tuesday's mother, distraught and looking for a scapegoat, singles Tuesday out from her siblings to take on the blame for Audrey's death, and then targets her for unspeakable abuse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it, so glad she shared her story.

    • By Olivia Telles on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Call Me Cockroach

    • Based on a True Story
    • By: Leigh Byrne
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452

    Our prisons and mental hospitals are filled with tragic stories like Tuesday Storm's. Her early childhood was riddled with torturous "games" and violent physical attacks. She was isolated from the rest of her family, locked in an attic with nothing but a bare bed and a bucket for a toilet, and fed just enough to be kept alive. The experts say it's next to impossible to find the soul's light in a dark past like Tuesday's.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The rest of the story...

    • By Dani S. on 07-11-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • No One Tells You This

    • A Memoir
    • By: Glynnis MacNicol
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity. Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles and yet the question remained: What now?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Emily on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $18.89

    • I Wish My Teacher Knew

    • How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids
    • By: Kyle Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill in the blank in this sentence: "I wish my teacher knew _____." The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous; others were heartbreaking; all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe, and supportive place in the classroom. When Schwartz shared her experience online, #IWishMyTeacherKnew became an immediate worldwide viral phenomenon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional reading for all teachers and professor

    • By TD on 06-11-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Women's Work

    • A Reckoning with Work and Home
    • By: Megan K. Stack
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    A National Book Award finalist's unforgettable account of raising her children abroad with the help of Chinese and Indian women who are also working mothers. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Almost insightful...but not quite

    • By Sandra Mizumoto Posey on 05-08-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Climbing the Hill

    • How to Build a Career in Politics and Make a Difference
    • By: Jaime Harrison, Amos Snead
    • Narrated by: Ron Butler, Robbie Daymond, Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This inspiring, nonpartisan guide, authored by longtime staff members of Republican and Democratic house leadership teams provides all the hard-won secrets and strategies you need to build a career in local politics or Congress, make a difference, and ascend from an internship to leadership. With practical tips on how to not only land a job but also create the foundation for a lasting and impactful career in public service, this guide will empower anyone who feels the urge to improve this country with meaningful work. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I had this before I moved to DC!

    • By Trey on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Plutocrats

    • The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else
    • By: Chrystia Freeland
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest income gap is not between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, but within the wealthiest 1 percent of our nation-as the merely wealthy are left behind by the rapidly expanding fortunes of the new global super-rich. Forget the 1 percent; Plutocrats proves that it is the wealthiest 0.1 percent who are outpacing the rest of us at break-neck speed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A glimpse into the lives of the .1%

    • By Joshua on 12-19-12
    • The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else
    • By: Chrystia Freeland
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 10-29-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 193 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Food and Nutrition

    • What Everyone Needs to Know
    • By: P.K. Newby ScD - MPH - MS
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Nutrition scientist and gastronome Dr. P. K. Newby provides a sweeping overview of the many interrelationships between humans, land, and food. Newby examines topics including key nutrition concepts behind good eating; the technology, biology, and psychology of food choices; how diet affects our health and environment; and evidence-based tips for creating lasting behavior change. At the same time, Newby debunks popular myths and food folklore, challenging listeners to "learn, unlearn, and relearn" the fundamentals of nutrition at the heart of a health-giving diet.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Duty to Resist

    • When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil
    • By: Candice Delmas
    • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Activists from Henry David Thoreau and Mohandas Gandhi to the Movement for Black Lives have long recognized that there are times when, rather than having a duty to obey the law, we have a duty to disobey it. Taking seriously the history of this activism, A Duty to Resist wrestles with the problem of political obligation in real world societies that harbor injustice. Candice Delmas argues that the duty of justice, the principle of fairness, the Samaritan duty, and political association impose responsibility to resist under conditions of injustice. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Civil Disobedience... moral or political duty?

    • By Anastasia on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $17.49