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    • The Last Days of August

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,815
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,398
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      4 out of 5 stars 4,385

    In December 2017 the famous porn star August Ames committed suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. It happened a day after she’d been the victim of a pile-on, via Twitter, by fellow porn professionals - punishment for her tweeting something deemed homophobic. A month later, August’s husband, Kevin, connected with Jon Ronson to tell the story of how Twitter bullying killed his wife. What neither Kevin nor Ronson realized was that Ronson would soon hear rumors and secrets hinting at a very different story - something mysterious and unexpected and terrible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Butterfly Effect meets Publicly Shamed

    • By Kingsley on 01-04-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Bad Blood

    • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    • By: John Carreyrou
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12,984
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,779
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11,765

    In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes' worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extreme retaliation against former employees

    • By Jaccred on 05-29-18
    • Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
    • By: John Carreyrou
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 05-21-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 12,984 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • I'll Be Gone in the Dark

    • One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
    • By: Michelle McNamara
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn - introduction, Patton Oswalt - afterword
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,923
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,211

    A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer - the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade - from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Listen to Scare Yourself in the Dark

    • By Trixie Runnin' on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Evil Has a Name

    • The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
    • By: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente, Peter McDonnell
    • Narrated by: Paul Holes, Jim Clemente
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6,290
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,749
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,725

    For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. Amazingly, it seemed, evil finally had a name. Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bravo!

    • By LeighAna on 11-16-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 48 Laws of Power

    • By: Robert Greene
    • Narrated by: Richard Poe
    • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,894
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,776
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,730

    Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You don't have to be a psychopath to like this.

    • By Gaggleframpf on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Library Book

    • By: Susan Orlean
    • Narrated by: Susan Orlean
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 514
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      4 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 480

    On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual false alarm. As one fireman recounted later, “Once that first stack got going, it was good-bye, Charlie.” The fire was disastrous: It reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sharing the magic of the Los Angeles Library and all libraries

    • By Clovis on 12-17-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • New Family Values

    • By: Andrew Solomon
    • Narrated by: Andrew Solomon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,635

    Drawing on dozens of intimate audio interviews with families from all across the country, award-winning psychologist and writer Andrew Solomon redefines what it means to be an “ideal family” in America today. Solomon observes that America, led in large part by the women’s, civil rights, and gay rights movements, has undergone a radical social shift in the last few decades. Although the structure of family has changed, economic and legal structures lag behind and need to adapt to accommodate this explosive new reality.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult subject handled well.

    • By Michael on 12-21-18

    Regular price: $8.95

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,888
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,413

    Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good stuff, but mostly repeats

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-13-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Truths We Hold

    • An American Journey
    • By: Kamala Harris
    • Narrated by: Kamala Harris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 95

    By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The Truths We Hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Purely Inspiring!

    • By Cheryl Ferguson on 01-11-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Fear

    • Trump in the White House
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,323

    With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files, and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Actually Humanized Trump for Me

    • By BigNutz on 12-15-18
    • Trump in the White House
    • By: Bob Woodward
    • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 09-11-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18,367 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

    • By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
    • Narrated by: Adam Boyce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149

    Becoming Supernatural marries the some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life. Listeners will learn that we are quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities; that we have the capacity to tune in to frequencies beyond our material world and receive more orderly, coherent streams of consciousness and energy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Science + Spirituality = Actionable Processes

    • By TradingHeroes dot Com on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A New Earth

    • Awakening Your Life's Purpose
    • By: Eckhart Tolle
    • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,577
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,873
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6,787

    Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one. In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are and learn to live and breathe freely.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Realized Being Shares In Person...a rare find.

    • By Mr. Word Sponge on 12-05-09

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,374
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11,899
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,798

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but...

    • By Josh on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Outliers

    • The Story of Success
    • By: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28,759
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,966
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,952

    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too many examples, not enough ideas...

    • By Felix on 04-11-12

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Heavy

    • By: Kiese Laymon
    • Narrated by: Kiese Laymon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 994
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 934
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 931

    Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion, and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Be prepared

    • By Amy Bannor on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • AI Superpowers

    • China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order
    • By: Kai-Fu Lee
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603

    In his provocative new book, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee - one of the world’s most respected experts on artificial intelligence - reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US, the leader in AI, at an astonishingly rapid pace. Building upon his longstanding US-Sino technology career (working at Apple, Microsoft, and Google) and his much-heralded New York Times Op-Ed from June 2017, Dr. Lee predicts that Chinese and American AI will have a stunning impact on not just traditional blue-collar industries but will also have a devastating effect on white-collar professions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Compelled to listen at 2x speed

    • By Jaccred on 09-26-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The Fifth Risk

    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,542
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,245

    "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’ brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awkward and Disappointing

    • By Amit M on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Man's Search for Meaning

    • By: Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,881
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,884

    Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I will isten again and again

    • By Ann Marie on 12-27-04

    Regular price: $13.97

    • The Audacity of Hope

    • Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
    • By: Barack Obama
    • Narrated by: Barack Obama
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,648
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,473
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456

    In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. Now, in The Audacity of Hope, Senator Obama calls for a different brand of politics: a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the "endless clash of armies" we see in Congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of "our improbable experiment in democracy".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Fellow Conservatives, Give This A Listen

    • By Dallas D. Lobdell on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Billion Dollar Whale

    • By: Bradley Hope, Tom Wright
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,387
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

    In 2009, with the dust yet to settle on the financial crisis, a baby-faced, seemingly mild-mannered Wharton grad began setting in motion a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude - one that would come to symbolize the next great threat to the global financial system. His name is Jho Low, a man whose behavior was so preposterous he might seem made up. An epic true tale of hubris and greed, Billion Dollar Whale reveals how this young social climber pulled off one of the biggest heists in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn’t stop listening!

    • By A lane on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $29.65

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