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    • The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

    • 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President - Updated and Expanded with New Essays
    • By: Bandy X. Lee MD - editor
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Hillary Huber, Alex Hyde-White, and others
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Originally released in fall 2017, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was a runaway best seller. Alarmed Americans and international onlookers wanted to know: What is wrong with him? That question still plagues us. The Trump administration has proven as chaotic and destructive as its opponents feared, and the man at the center of it all remains a cipher.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is scary stuff!

    • By Willie on 01-24-18

    Regular price: $35.69

    • Identity

    • The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment
    • By: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay, as the state was progressively captured by powerful interest groups. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of a series of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies threatened to destabilize the entire international order. These populist nationalists seek direct charismatic connection to “the people”, who are usually defined in narrow identity terms that offer an irresistible call to an in-group and exclude large parts of the population as a whole.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Robotic narrator

    • By Shahin on 09-19-18
    • The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment
    • By: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 429 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How to Think

    • A Survival Guide for a World at Odds
    • By: Alan Jacobs
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a celebrated cultural critic and a writer for national publications like The Atlantic and Harper's, Alan Jacobs has spent his adult life belonging to communities that often clash in America's culture wars. And in his years of confronting the big issues that divide us - political, social, religious - Jacobs has learned that many of our fiercest disputes occur not because we're doomed to be divided, but because the people involved simply aren't thinking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How to think is as much art as science

    • By Adam Shields on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • In the Name of the Children

    • An FBI Agent's Relentless Pursuit of the Nation's Worst Predators
    • By: Jeffrey L. Rinek, Marilee Strong
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the Name of the Children gives an unflinching look at what it's like to fight a never-ending battle against an enemy far more insidious than terrorists: the predators, lurking amongst us, who seek to harm our children. During his 30-year career with the FBI, Jeff Rinek worked hundreds of investigations involving crimes against children: from stranger abduction to serial homicide to ritualized sexual abuse. Those who do this kind of work are required to plumb the depths of human depravity, to see things no one should ever have to see - and once seen can never forget.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious listening...

    • By Jeny Kennedy on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Rewiring Education

    • How Technology Can Unlock Every Student’s Potential
    • By: John D. Couch, Jason Towne, Steve Wozniak
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Taking listeners behind Apple's major research studies, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) and ACOT2, this audiobook highlights the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning (CBL) framework and also introduces some of the extraordinary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs from around the world who are already utilizing new science-backed methods and technologies to benefit all children, from those who struggle to honor students, to help them unlock their potential and empower them to reach beyond their perceived limitations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An important call to action

    • By SethF on 11-05-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • How to Keep Your Cool

    • An Ancient Guide to Anger Management
    • By: Seneca, James S. Romm - translator
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his essay On Anger, the Roman Stoic thinker Seneca argues that anger is the most destructive passion. This splendid new translation of essential selections from On Anger, presented with an enlightening introduction, offers listeners a timeless guide to avoiding and managing anger. Drawing on his great arsenal of rhetoric, including historical examples, anecdotes, quips, and soaring flights of eloquence, Seneca builds his case against anger with mounting intensity.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Conservative Heart

    • How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America
    • By: Arthur C. Brooks
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Conservative Heart, Arthur C. Brooks contends that after years of focusing on economic growth and traditional social values, it is time for a new kind of conservatism - one that helps the vulnerable without mortgaging our children's future. In Brooks' daring vision, this conservative movement fights poverty, promotes equal opportunity, celebrates earned success, and values spiritual enlightenment. It is an inclusive movement with a positive agenda to help people lead happier, more hopeful, and more satisfied lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Understand how to win as a Conservative

    • By terry cantlon on 09-23-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Empire and the Five Kings

    • America's Abdication and the Fate of the World
    • By: Bernard-Henri Levy
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    The United States was once the hope of the world, a beacon of freedom, and the defender of liberal democracy. Nations and peoples on all continents looked to America to stand up for the values that created the Western world, and to oppose autocracy and repression. But as Bernard-Henri Levy lays bare in this powerful and disturbing analysis of the world today, America is retreating from its traditional leadership role, and in its place have come five ambitious powers, former empires eager to assert their primacy and influence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult but worthwhile?

    • By Riley Perry on 06-21-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Great Beanie Baby Bubble

    • Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute
    • By: Zac Bissonnette
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There has never been a craze like Beanie Babies. The $5 beanbag animals with names like Seaweed the Otter and Gigi the Poodle drove millions of Americans into a greed-fueled frenzy as they chased the rarest Beanie Babies, whose values escalated weekly in the late 1990s. A single Beanie Baby sold for $10,000, and on eBay the animals comprised 10 percent of all sales.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • King of Crushed Dreams

    • By Carole T. on 03-06-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Asabiyyah

    • What Ibn Khaldun, the Islamic Father of Social Science, Can Teach Us About the World Today
    • By: Ed West
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A quarter of a century after the end of Communism swept away the ideological conflict of the "short 20th century", a new world is once again taking shape, this time in the Middle East. But what does the crisis in the region, and its refugee exodus into Europe, signify for the future of the world? And why has the noble dream of nation-building failed? Focusing mainly on religion, ideology or economics, most analysis ignored one crucial factor: asabiyyah, or group feeling, something outlined six and a half centuries ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • RISE AND FALL

    • By CHET YARBROUGH on 04-26-18
    • What Ibn Khaldun, the Islamic Father of Social Science, Can Teach Us About the World Today
    • By: Ed West
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Chasing American Monsters

    • Over 250 Creatures, Cryptids & Hairy Beasts
    • By: Jason Offutt
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Step right up and behold a stupendous collection of over 250 fearsome and fantastical creatures from every state in the union! The Black Dog of Hanging Hills, the Tommyknockers of Pennsylvania, the Banshee of the Badlands - these beasts and hundreds more will hold you spellbound, unable to turn away from their extraordinary stories. Come face to face with modern-day dinosaurs, extraterrestrials, dragons, lizard men, giants, and flying humanoids.   

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Uneasy Peace

    • The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence
    • By: Patrick Sharkey
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beginning in the mid-1990s, American cities experienced an astonishing drop in violent crime. By 2014, the United States was safer than it had been in 60 years. Sociologist Patrick Sharkey gathered data from across the country to understand why this happened. Sharkey puts forth an entirely new approach to confronting violence and urban poverty. At a time when inequality, complacency, and conflict all threaten a new rise in violent crime, and the old methods of policing are unacceptable, the ideas in this book are indispensable.

    • The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence
    • By: Patrick Sharkey
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 01-16-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Somebody Else’s Children

    • By: Jill Wolfson, John Hubner
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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    With increasing urgency, the plight of the American family grips the national conscience. The family courts are often our society's last safety net to prevent disaster. In this penetrating exposé of the inner workings of the U.S. family court system, two award-winning journalists provide an intimate look at the lives of the children whose fate it decides.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great overview of foster care & judicial system

    • By Mommyof3heros on 12-22-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Tasting the Past

    • The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine
    • By: Kevin Begos
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    The characters in Tasting the Past include a young Swiss scientist who set out to decode the DNA of every single wine grape in the world; Middle Eastern researchers who seek to discover the wines that King David drank; and a University of Pennsylvania academic who has spent decades analyzing wine remains. The science illuminates wine in ways no critic can, and demolishes some of the most sacred dogmas of the industry: well-known French grapes aren't especially noble. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you're a wine geek, this book is for you.

    • By Yenrab Namrehs on 07-29-18
    • The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Origins of Wine
    • By: Kevin Begos
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-18
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Inseparable

    • The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History
    • By: Yunte Huang
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nearly a decade after his triumphant Charlie Chan biography, Yunte Huang returns with this long-awaited portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-1874), twins conjoined at the sternum by a band of cartilage and a fused liver, who were "discovered" in Siam by a British merchant in 1824. Bringing an Asian American perspective to this almost implausible story, Huang depicts the twins, arriving in Boston in 1829, first as museum exhibits but later as financially savvy showmen who gained their freedom and traveled the backroads of rural America to bring "entertainment" to the Jacksonian mobs.

    • The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History
    • By: Yunte Huang
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 07-03-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Hello Bastar

    • The Untold Story of India's Maoist Movement
    • By: Rahul Pandita
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With direct access to the top Maoist leadership, Rahul Pandita provides an authoritative account of how a handful of men and women, who believed in the idea of revolution, entered Bastar in Central India in 1980 and created a powerful movement that New Delhi now terms India's biggest internal security threat. It traces the circumstances due to which the Maoist movement entrenched itself in about 10 states of India, carrying out deadly attacks against the Indian establishment in the name of the poor and the marginalised.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, very informative. Bad pronunciation

    • By Anonymous User on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $14.53

    • Randomistas

    • How Radical Researchers Are Changing Our World
    • By: Andrew Leigh
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Social scientists have adopted the practices of more traditional scientists in the past few decades - using randomized trials to design policies aimed at improving educational levels, lowering crime rates, elevating employment rates, and improving living standards among the poor. Andrew Leigh and P.J. Ochlan bring the lives of these radical researchers to life as their experiments to overturn conventional wisdom lead to breakthroughs like finding the cure for scurvy and discovering what policies really improve literacy rates. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cristal clear

    • By Lorenzo Solano on 01-23-19
    • How Radical Researchers Are Changing Our World
    • By: Andrew Leigh
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 08-07-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ask a North Korean

    • Defectors Talk About Their Lives Inside the World's Most Secretive Nation
    • By: Daniel Tudor, Andrei Lankov - foreword
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan, Greta Jung
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The weekly column Ask a North Korean, published by NK News, invites readers from around the world to pose questions to North Korean defectors. By way of these fascinating interviews, the North Koreans themselves provide authentic firsthand testimonies about what is happening inside the "Hermit Kingdom." This book sheds critical light on all aspects of North Korean politics and society and shows that even in the world's most authoritarian regime, life goes on in ways that are very different from what you may think.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Narration on the unknown perspective

    • By New Jaa Yeong on 09-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Murder in Boston

    • By: Ken Englade
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The incredible story made front-page headlines on newspapers and television stations across the nation. Affluent Chuck Stuart and his wife were attacked in their car, Mrs. Stuart killed and Stuart wounded. Then, the case exploded anew when Stuart's hoax was exposed and he committed suicide!

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed Read

    • By Peter on 03-02-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore

    • A Story of American Rage
    • By: Jared Yates Sexton
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton's book is not just the story of the most unexpected and divisive election in modern political history. It is also a sobering chronicle of our democracy's political polarization - a result of our self-constructed, technologically assisted echo chambers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Undercover in Trump's America

    • By David Larson on 09-06-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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