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    • Prediction Machines

    • The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
    • By: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible - driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? In Prediction Machines, three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not sure what I was expecting, but underwhelmed

    • By William J Brown on 09-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Poppy

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    In Dimwood Forest, all the mice know that moving beyond Grey House requires the permission of the great horned owl, Mr. Ocax. No one but Mr. Ocax can guarantee protection against the horrible porcupines who lurk in the forest, waiting to grab innocent creatures. But Poppy is a curious mouse, and a little foolish. When she is caught dancing in the moonlight on Bannock Hill, she soon faces not only the great owl, but a huge porcupine, and an impossible challenge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen for the Whole Family

    • By Amy on 08-07-18
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 07-08-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 140 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Crispin

    • The Cross of Lead
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 396

    In the small 14th-century English village where he has lived his entire life, the boy has grown up with no name of his own, known only as "Asta's son". But when his mother dies, the boy receives both his rightful name, Crispin, and a lead cross, inscribed with a secret that soon has him fleeing for his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 6th Grade Class Review

    • By Rebecca on 05-09-08
    • The Cross of Lead
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 02-10-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 499 ratings

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    Avi’s swashbuckling tale of murder and mutiny on the high seas has a fascinating twist: the heroine is a 13-year-old girl. In 1832, Charlotte Doyle boards a ship bound for America and is caught in a battle between a mad captain and his ruthless crew. If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure story for girls, you’ll find it in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We loved it!!

    • By Cindy Busch on 02-19-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Secret School

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    In 1925 Colorado, 14-year-old Ida Bidson dreams of becoming a teacher, but she knows it won’t be easy. When the school board closes the town’s one-room school, threatening to keep Ida from finishing eighth grade and moving on to high school, it looks like her dream will never come true. Then she and her classmates come up with a plan for a secret school - with Ida as their teacher!

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Fighting Ground

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Jonathan’s older brother is away fighting with General Washington in Pennsylvania. But at 13, Jonathan is too young to fight. Still too young. Then one morning, April 3, 1778, the tavern bell sounds, calling men to arms. Eager to prove his mettle, with blood pounding in his ears, Jonathan joins the gathering men at the tavern to hear the news. With a 12-pound, six-foot-long flintlock musket loaned to him by the tavern keeper, Jonathan finds a place in with the other men, marching to battle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Lorenelle Lofquist on 05-05-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Sophia's War

    • A Tale of the Revolution
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Acclaimed children's author Avi's many accolades include a Newbery Medal and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Inspired by true stories from the American Revolution, Sophia's War begins in 1776, when British troops arrive on the doorstep of 12-year-old Sophia Calderwood's home in New York. After the disappearance and possible capture of her brother - and the execution of Nathan Hale - Sophia has vowed to do all she can to help the cause for independence. But the war will test her in ways she never imagined

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect for middle school

    • By Lauren Gomez on 12-26-16
    • A Tale of the Revolution
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Angela Goethals
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 09-25-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 97 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • City of Orphans

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Newbery Medal-winning author Avi has penned over 50 novels for children and young adults. His historical fiction, in particular, is often singled out for glowing praise thanks to his engaging characters and carefully researched period details. In City of Orphans, Avi transports listeners to the streets of 1893 New York City for an adventure starring young newsboy Maks Geless.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical fiction

    • By Janice Aranas on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Poppy and Rye

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Poppy has saved the creatures of Dimwood Forest from the terrible owl who killed her beloved Ragweed. Now she intends to travel west, to tell Ragweed’s family the sad news. With her grumpy, but loyal porcupine friend Ereth by her side, the spirited deermouse sets out on a journey that will test her courage, but also lead her to a new love. Along the way, Poppy meets a charming golden mouse who looks like Ragweed, and together on the meadow, they dance a silent dance of love at first sight.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Iron Thunder

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Tyler Greenlaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    After his father is killed fighting for the Union, 13-year-old Tom Carroll takes a job at a Brooklyn ironworks to support his family. He quickly learns that they are building an iron-clad, "unsinkable" ship to be called the Monitor to finally sink the Confederates' "unsinkable" ship, the Merrimac.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Most Disturbing Parts of the 171-Page Warrant for the Golden State Killer Suspect

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On Friday, a judge unsealed parts of the arrest warrant for Joseph DeAngelo — the 72-year-old former police officer who is accused of committing serial rape and murder across California beginning 40 years ago.

    "The Most Disturbing Parts of the 171-Page Warrant for the Golden State Killer Suspect" is from the June 02, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Ragweed

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Ragweed the mouse is four months old and anxious to see the world. So he says goodbye to his family and friends in the Woodlands and, following the advice of a friendly vole, makes his way to the big city: Amperville. In Amperville, Ragweed sees things he’s never seen before - like cats! In particular, he comes face-to-face with Silversides, founder and president of F.E.A.R. (Felines Enraged About Rodents). Silversides wants to make sure mice know their place in the world. With new friends Clutch, a skateboarding mouse with green hair, and Blinker, a pet mouse longing for freedom, Ragweed takes a stand against F.E.A.R.

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 01-30-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Long History of Terror and Violence in Canada

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Canadian government does not track terrorist incidents, though a research group has catalogued more than 1,400 attacks and nearly 500 deaths in the country since 1960.

    "The Long History of Terror and Violence in Canada" is from the January 30, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Ann Coulter Had to Switch Seats on a Delta Flight. Then Came the Tirade.

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Coulter didn’t just slam Delta for moving her from her “PRE-BOOKED seat” with extra leg room (to another seat in the same row, according to the airline). She also documented the experience in photos and tweet after tweet, which she shared with her 1.6 million followers, not to mention the wider spectrum of people fascinated by things Ann Coulter does.

    "Ann Coulter Had to Switch Seats on a Delta Flight. Then Came the Tirade." is from the July 16, 2017 Gridlock section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Man Who Was Poe

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: David Case
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Is he Auguste Dupin? Or Edgar Allan Poe? Friend or enemy? Sane or mad? Helper or hindrance? Acclaimed author Avi has penned a novel of great intrigue, bringing alive this New England seacoast town in the mid-1900's, haunting the listener with a tale of things which are not what they seem to be. Or are they?

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Good Dog

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Robert Ramirez
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    The 300 dogs of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, all know their places. At the top is McKinley, a malamute who’s head dog of the whole town. All of the dogs - and McKinley’s human family - rely on him to protect them and maintain order. Avi, the Newbery Medal author of Crispin: The Cross of Lead, peeks into the secret lives of dogs in this thrilling adventure tale. Robert Ramirez’s narration gives voice to a dog willing to risk any peril to do the good thing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining, finished it in one day!

    • By Pedro on 06-21-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Midnight Magic

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Mangus has been under house arrest for confessing to be a magician, and he cannot imagine why the king is calling for him. But magic is exactly what the king needs. He wants Mangus to free his daughter from the torment of a terrifying ghost. Mangus's life will depend on his success.

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Authorities Used DNA, Genealogy Website, to Track down ‘Golden State Killer’ Suspect Decades After Crimes

    • By: Mark Berman, Justin Jouvenal, Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The “Golden State Killer” was meticulous at his crime scenes over the course of a decade and in several cities, leaving scant evidence for police. There were no fingerprints. Few saw his face. And what he did leave — his DNA — was, at the time, not useful to police.

    "Authorities Used DNA, Genealogy Website, to Track down ‘Golden State Killer’ Suspect Decades After Crimes" is from the April 26, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman, Justin Jouvenal and Avi Selk and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Our Political Nature

    • The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us
    • By: Avi Tuschman
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Our Political Nature is the first book to reveal the hidden roots of our most deeply held moral values. It shows how political orientations across space and time arise from three clusters of measurable personality traits. These clusters entail opposing attitudes toward tribalism, inequality, and differing perceptions of human nature. Together, these traits are by far the most powerful cause of left-right voting, even leading people to regularly vote against their economic interests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Have everyone you know read this.

    • By John Stanko on 08-10-16

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Smugglers' Island

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    While young adults listen to this thrilling historical adventure, they’ll also gain fascinating insights into the historical and political complications of Prohibition. Set in the 1930s, it is the story of an Irish-American boy who concocts a dangerous plan to bust the liquor smugglers who are terrorizing his island home.

    Regular price: $17.49

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