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    • Reality Is Broken

    • Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
    • By: Jane McGonigal
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 795
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 645
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 635

    In today’s society, games are fulfilling real human needs in ways that reality is not. Hundreds of millions of people globally - 174 million in the United States alone - regularly inhabit game worlds because they provide the rewards, stimulating challenges and epic victories that are so often lacking in the real world. Jane McGonigal argues that we need to figure out how to make the real world—our homes, our businesses and our communities—engage us in the way that games do.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Starry-eyed but inspiring

    • By Ryan on 03-07-12

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Political Tribes

    • Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations
    • By: Amy Chua
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 440

    Humans are tribal. We need to belong to groups. In many parts of the world, the group identities that matter most - the ones that people will kill and die for - are ethnic, religious, sectarian, or clan-based. But because America tends to see the world in terms of nation-states engaged in great ideological battles - capitalism vs. communism, democracy vs. authoritarianism, the "free world" vs. the "axis of evil" - we are often spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics. Time and again this blindness has undermined American foreign policy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revelatory.

    • By Bryanoutside on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Plato: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Julia Annas
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    This lively and accessible introduction to Plato focuses on the philosophy and argument of his writings, drawing the listener into Plato's way of doing philosophy, and the general themes of his thinking. This is not an audiobook to leave the listener standing in the outer court of introduction and background information, but leads directly into Plato's argument. It looks at Plato as a thinker grappling with philosophical problems in a variety of ways, rather than a philosopher with a fully worked-out system.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple introduction to Plato

    • By had to read it for school on 12-14-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts

    • Murder and Memory in an American City
    • By: Laura Tillman
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
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      4 out of 5 stars 99
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      4 out of 5 stars 100

    On March 11, 2003, in Brownsville, Texas - one of America's poorest cities - John Allen Rubio and Angela Camacho murdered their three young children. The apartment building in which the brutal crimes took place was already run down, and in their aftermath a consensus developed in the community that it should be destroyed. It was a place, neighbors felt, that was plagued by spiritual cancer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Far more than I bargained for.

    • By Laurie A. Bobskill on 04-19-16

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Political Tribes

    • Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations
    • By: Amy Chua
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    From the author of the international best seller Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, a bracing and original look at the tension between our democratic egalitarian political ideals and our recalcitrant biology. Human beings are tribal. We possess a fundamental desire to belong to groups, teams, clubs, a tribe - something larger than ourselves. Political Tribes explores the phenomenon of human groupishness: how identities are shaped and formed by belonging to a group.

    Regular price: $15.98