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    • The Man Who Knew the Way to the Moon

    • By: Todd Zwillich
    • Narrated by: Todd Zwillich, Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,811
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,530
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,519

    Without John C. Houbolt, a mid-level engineer at NASA, Apollo 11 would never have made it to the moon. Top NASA engineers on the project, including Werner Von Braun, strongly advocated for a single, huge spacecraft to travel to the moon, land, and return to Earth. It's the scenario used in 1950s cartoons and horror movies about traveling to outer space. Houbolt had another idea: Lunar Orbit Rendezvous. LOR would link two spacecraft in orbit while the crafts were travelling at 3,600 miles an hour around the moon. His plan was ridiculed and considered unthinkable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Call me a nerd... But darn-it, I still love learning about the history of NASA 🚀

    • By C. White on 07-05-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Elon Musk

    • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45,556
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,700
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40,626

    In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of competence porn

    • By Tristan on 08-20-16
    • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 05-19-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 45,556 ratings

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Steve Jobs

    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
    • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26,457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,320

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting man

    • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Bitcoin Billionaires

    • By: Ben Mezrich
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345

    Ben Mezrich's 2009 best seller, The Accidental Billionaires, is the definitive account of Facebook's founding and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers’ redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • No story arc

    • By MCP on 06-09-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Every Tool's a Hammer

    • Lessons from a Lifetime of Making
    • By: Adam Savage
    • Narrated by: Adam Savage
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,253
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,163
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,154

    Adam Savage is a maker. From Chewbacca’s bandolier to a 1,000-shot Nerf gun, he has built thousands of spectacular projects as a special-effects artist and the cohost of MythBusters. Adam is also an educator, passionate about instilling the principles of making in the next generation of inventors and inspiring them to turn their curiosity into creation. In this practical and passionate guide, Adam weaves together vivid personal stories, original sketches and photographs from some of his most memorable projects, and interviews with many of his iconic and visionary friends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring.

    • By john on 05-07-19

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Einstein

    • His Life and Universe
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
    • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,423

    Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprise: Two books in one!

    • By Henrik on 04-20-07

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Carrying the Fire

    • An Astronaut's Journeys
    • By: Michael Collins, Charles A. Lindbergh - foreword
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 261

    In Carrying the Fire, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of the adventure of reaching the moon. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 spacewalk, presenting an evocative description of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not a boring moment

    • By Yon on 07-10-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Undoing Project

    • A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,508
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,324
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,311

    Forty years ago Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred systematically when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made Michael Lewis' work possible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Behind the scenes of amazing science

    • By Neuron on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

    • By: C. G. Jung
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 902
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 815
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810

    In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dr. Jung's Life Would Make A Good Movie

    • By M. Clarke on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $34.42

    • Failure Is Not an Option

    • Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
    • By: Gene Kranz
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,436
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,432

    Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America's manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA's Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful story told beautifully.

    • By Albert Sjoberg (PA) on 06-05-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

    • By: Richard P. Feynman
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,051
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,472
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,484

    With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious and inspiring

    • By Brad Grimm on 11-09-09

    Regular price: $23.07

    • No Stone Unturned

    • The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators
    • By: Steve Jackson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,793
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,648
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632

    No Stone Unturned recreates the genesis of NecroSearch International: a small ,eclectic group of scientists and law enforcement personal, active and retired, who volunteer their services to help locate the clandestine graves of murder victims and recover the remains and evidence to assist with the apprehension and conviction of the killers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forensic Superheroes

    • By Mark on 09-14-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Endurance

    • A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
    • By: Scott Kelly
    • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,214
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,212

    A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years. A natural storyteller and modern-day hero, Kelly has a message of hope for the future that will inspire for generations to come. Here, in his personal story, we see the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will, and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well told, in depth account of life on the ISS

    • By Lili on 11-16-17
    • A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery
    • By: Scott Kelly
    • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 10-17-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Rocket Men

    • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,140
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,061

    By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the moon - in just four months. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Men Who Saved 1968

    • By Gillian on 04-04-18
    • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 04-03-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1,140 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • The Disappearing Spoon

    • And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
    • By: Sam Kean
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,435
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,444

    Reporter Sam Kean reveals the periodic table as it’s never been seen before. Not only is it one of man's crowning scientific achievements, it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in The Disappearing Spoon follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, war, the arts, poison, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By James on 10-12-10
    • And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
    • By: Sam Kean
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 08-18-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4,447 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Working Stiff

    • Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
    • By: Judy Melinek MD, T. J. Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,340
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,115

    Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband and their toddler holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation-performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, and counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy's two years of training, taking listeners behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story - but not for the faint of heart!

    • By R. Freeman on 08-20-14

    Regular price: $26.59

    • First Man

    • The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
    • By: James R. Hansen
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Bobb
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485

    When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a legend. In First Man, author James R. Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over 50 hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this "magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not really 'unabridged'

    • By A Reader on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $28.34

    • The Vagabonds

    • The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip
    • By: Jeff Guinn
    • Narrated by: Josh Hamilton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The fascinating story of two American giants - Henry Ford and Thomas Edison - whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life, even as their own relationship altered dramatically.  

    • The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-Year Road Trip
    • By: Jeff Guinn
    • Narrated by: Josh Hamilton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 07-09-19
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Masters of Doom

    • How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,863
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,599
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,576

    Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How it was

    • By Ryan on 08-27-13
    • How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
    • By: David Kushner
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 07-12-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,863 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Invention of Nature

    • Alexander von Humboldt's New World
    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,561
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,420
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418

    Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infested Siberia. He came up with a radical vision of nature, that it was a complex and interconnected global force and did not exist for man's use alone. Ironically, his ideas have become so accepted and widespread that he has been nearly forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meet an extraordinary man!

    • By Kimberly on 01-13-16

    Regular price: $27.99

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