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    • A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ben Garrod
    • Narrated by: Ben Garrod
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,923
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,914

    Most children go through a dinosaur phase. Learning all the tongue-twisting names, picking favourites based on ferocity, armour, or sheer size. For many kids this love of ‘terrible lizards’ fizzles out at some point between starting and leaving primary school. All those fancy names slowly forgotten, no longer any need for a favourite. For all those child dino fanatics who didn’t grow up to become paleontologists, dinosaurs seem like something out of mythology. They are dragons, pictures in books, abstract, other, extinct. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • strong performance, misleading title

    • By MT on 07-05-19

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Midnight in Chernobyl

    • By: Adam Higginbotham
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,037

    April 25, 1986 in Chernobyl was a turning point in world history. The disaster not only changed the world’s perception of nuclear power and the science that spawned it, but also our understanding of the planet’s delicate ecology. With the images of the abandoned homes and playgrounds beyond the barbed wire of the 30-kilometer Exclusion Zone, the rusting graveyards of contaminated trucks and helicopters, the farmland lashed with black rain, the event fixed for all time the notion of radiation as an invisible killer. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Midnight in Chernobyl is the book to listen to.

    • By N. H. on 03-21-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 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 1,876
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,621

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mad-Max vs Gladiator vs Mother Theresa?

    • By Matthew Duncan on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Elizabeth II: Life of a Monarch

    • An Audible Original
    • By: Ruth Cowen
    • Narrated by: Jennie Bond, Tim Piggott-Smith, Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,510
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,494
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,436

    Respected royal broadcaster Jennie Bond narrates the life story of Queen Elizabeth II, and takes listeners inside the private life of one of the most public figures in modern history. Learn intimate details of Elizabeth's childhood, her courtship and marriage, and the tragic moments following the death of Princess Diana. Born a minor royal in 1926, Elizabeth is now the longest-reigning British monarch and also the most recognizable woman in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable From Start To Finish

    • By Julia on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Skunk Works

    • A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
    • By: Ben R. Rich, Leo Janos
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,855
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,418

    From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies. Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Jean on 08-04-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,753
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,413
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,403

    Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing book

    • By Bradley Janse van Rensburg on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • How to Do Nothing

    • Resisting the Attention Economy
    • By: Jenny Odell
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity...doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and critic Jenny Odell in this field guide to doing nothing (at least as capitalism defines it). Our attention is the most precious - and overdrawn - resource we have. Once we can start paying a new kind of attention, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind's role in the environment, and find more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • some good nuggets

    • By Maria V. Bissex on 06-30-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Narconomics

    • How to Run a Drug Cartel
    • By: Tom Wainwright
    • Narrated by: Brian Hutchison
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,958
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,654
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,632

    What drug lords learned from big business. How does a budding cartel boss succeed (and survive) in the $300 billion illegal drug business? By learning from the best, of course. From creating brand value to fine-tuning customer service, the folks running cartels have been attentive students of the strategy and tactics used by corporations such as Walmart, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy book in the "economics explains X" genre

    • By A reader on 04-11-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Why Nations Fail

    • The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
    • By: Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,119

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pros and Cons of "Why Nations Fail"

    • By Joshua Kim on 05-01-12

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Bottle of Lies

    • The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom
    • By: Katherine Eban
    • Narrated by: Katherine Eban
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 119

    From an award-winning Fortune reporter, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals the life-threatening dangers posed by globalization - The Jungle for pharmaceuticals.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Call to Action - Citizens Awake!

    • By Marian on 05-16-19

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Blowout

    • Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
    • By: Rachel Maddow
    • Narrated by: Rachel Maddow
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Rachel Maddow’s Blowout offers a dark, serpentine, riveting tour of the unimaginably lucrative and corrupt oil-and-gas industry. With her trademark black humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe - from Oklahoma City to Siberia to Equatorial Guinea - exposing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas. 

    • Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
    • By: Rachel Maddow
    • Narrated by: Rachel Maddow
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Release date: 10-01-19
    • Not rated yet

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Collapse

    • How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
    • By: Jared Diamond
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 27 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 885
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 790
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 782

    In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion, and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization. Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting subject, not as good as GG&S

    • By Jeff H on 01-15-15

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Hot Zone

    • A Terrifying True Story
    • By: Richard Preston
    • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,820
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,822

    A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. There is no cure. In a few days, 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic "hot" virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their "crashes" into the human race. Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love viruses and gore and non-fiction...

    • By aaron on 01-05-12

    Regular price: $27.95

    • Columbine

    • By: Dave Cullen
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 903
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 831
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 823

    "The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror..."  So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders". It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year. What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entrancing, I couldn't stop listening!

    • By Anonymous User on 05-04-18

    Regular price: $26.22

    • 13 Hours

    • The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi
    • By: Mitchell Zuckoff, Annex Security Team
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Zuckoff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,686
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,690
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,656

    13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story of heroism

    • By Ol'young@heartguy on 01-26-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Inside Delta Force

    • The Story of America’s Elite Counterterrorist Unit
    • By: Command Sergeant Major Eric L. Haney
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,589
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,109

    Delta Force—the US Army’s most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won’t hear about their heroics on CNN. No headlines can reveal their top-secret missions, and no book has ever taken readers inside—until now. Here, a founding member of Delta Force takes us behind the veil of secrecy and into the action to reveal the never-before-told story of First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D (Delta Force).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Both a How To book and a bit of history

    • By K on 10-30-11

    Regular price: $29.95

    • What the Eyes Don't See

    • A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
    • By: Mona Hanna-Attisha
    • Narrated by: Mona Hanna-Attisha
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 237

    Here is the inspiring story of how Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water - and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don’t See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye Opening

    • By Shatan ~Book Attic Confessions on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Outlaw Platoon

    • Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
    • By: Sean Parnell, John Bruning
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,642
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,313
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,310

    At 24 years of age, U.S. Army Ranger Sean Parnell was named commander of a forty-man elite infantry platoon - a unit that came to be known as the Outlaws - and was tasked with rooting out Pakistan-based insurgents from a mountain valley along Afghanistan's eastern frontier. Parnell and his men assumed they would be facing a ragtag bunch of civilians, but in May 2006 what started out as a routine patrol through the lower mountains of the Hindu Kush became a brutal ambush.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Do Americans Deserve Such Heroes?

    • By Richard on 10-22-12

    Regular price: $35.36

    • White Rage

    • The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
    • By: Carol Anderson
    • Narrated by: Pamela Gibson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,183

    As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage', historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead, 'white rage at work. With so much attention on the flames,' she wrote, 'everyone had ignored the kindling.'

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent history, modern analysis less so

    • By S. Yates on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Plot to Destroy Democracy

    • How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West
    • By: Malcolm Nance, Rob Reiner - foreword
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,015

    In the greatest intelligence operation in the history of the world, Donald Trump was made president of the United States with the assistance of a foreign power. For the first time, The Plot to Destroy Democracy reveals the dramatic story of how blackmail, espionage, assassination, and psychological warfare were used by Vladimir Putin and his spy agencies to steal the 2016 US election. It will show how Russia and its fifth column allies tried to flip the cornerstones of democracy in order to reengineer the world political order that kept most of the world free since since 1945....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We Need to Regain Control of Our Country

    • By DCinMI on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $29.65

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