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    • Brain Rules for Baby (Updated and Expanded)

    • How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
    • By: John Medina
    • Narrated by: John Medina
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,384
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,366

    In Brain Rules for Baby, Dr. John Medina shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control. Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Only Baby Book I'd Recommend

    • By Erik on 08-14-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded)

    • 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
    • By: John Medina
    • Narrated by: John Medina
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 623

    In the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule - what scientists know for sure about how our brains work - and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. Medina’s fascinating stories and infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • On my second read

    • By AJ on 09-16-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Your Best Brain: The Science of Brain Improvement

    • By: John Medina, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: John Medina
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,322
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,057
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,035

    In Your Best Brain, Professor John J. Medina - an award-winning scientist, New York Times best-selling author, and leading advocate for brain research - delivers 24 exciting lectures that probe the origins of consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and beyond. He focuses on five key areas of study in neuroscience: the brain’s physical structure and function, and how it enabled us to become the planet’s apex predator.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully Clear and Entertaining

    • By Charles on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Brain Rules for Baby

    • How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five
    • By: John Medina
    • Narrated by: John Medina
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,016
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 801
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 781

    In his New York Times best seller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina told us how our brains really work—and why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Neuroscience for the nursery

    • By cynthia on 01-23-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Brain Rules for Aging Well

    • 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp
    • By: John Medina
    • Narrated by: John Medina
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      5 out of 5 stars 47

    How come I can never find my keys? Why don't I sleep as well as I used to? Why do my friends keep repeating the same stories? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? Scientists know. Brain Rules for Aging Well, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts - and the prescription to age well - in his signature engaging style. With so many discoveries over the years, science is literally changing our minds about the optimal care and feeding of the brain. All of it is captivating. A great deal of it is unexpected.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scientific and practical

    • By symya08 on 04-29-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Brain Rules

    • 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
    • By: John J. Medina
    • Narrated by: John J. Medina
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,917
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,168

    Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know - such as the brain's need for physical activity to work at its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget - and so important to repeat new information? Is it true that men and women have different brains?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite book for students.

    • By Beenre on 03-28-09
    • 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School
    • By: John J. Medina
    • Narrated by: John J. Medina
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 04-07-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,917 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Attack of the Teenage Brain

    • Understanding and Supporting the Weird and Wonderful Adolescent Learner
    • By: John Medina
    • Narrated by: John Medina
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In accessible language and with periodic references to Star Trek, motorcycle daredevils, and near-classic movies of the '80s, developmental molecular biologist John Medina explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and can affect both achievement and engagement. Then he proposes a research-supported counterattack: a bold redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, plan, prioritize, and focus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I knew years ago

    • By John Wernecke on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

    • By: Meg Medina
    • Narrated by: Roxanne Hernandez
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4 out of 5 stars 65

    "Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass." That’s what some girl tells Piddy Sanchez one morning before school. Too bad Piddy doesn’t even know who Yaqui Delgado is, let alone what she’s done to piss her off. All Piddy knows is that Yaqui hates her - and she better watch her back because Yaqui isn’t kidding. At first Piddy just focuses on trying to find out more about the father she’s never met and how to balance honors courses with her job at the neighborhood hair salon. But as the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui starts to take over Piddy’s life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Realistic, Good, but very Frustrating

    • By Chinee on 02-15-16

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Juana & Lucas

    • By: Juana Medina
    • Narrated by: Almarie Guerra
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Juana loves many things - drawing, eating Brussels sprouts, living in Bogotá, Colombia, and especially her dog, Lucas, the best amigo ever. She does not love wearing her itchy school uniform, solving math problems, or going to dance class. And she especially does not love learning the English. Why is it so important to learn a language that makes so little sense? But when Juana's abuelos tell her about a special trip they are planning - one that Juana will need to speak English to go on - Juana begins to wonder whether learning the English might be good.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Merci Suárez Changes Gears

    • By: Meg Medina
    • Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Merci Suarez knew that sixth grade would be different, but she had no idea just how different. For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. They don’t have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition. So when bossy Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci’s school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna’s jealousy.

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Who Was Julius Caesar?

    • By: Nico Medina, Who HQ
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    He came. He saw. He conquered. Julius Caesar was a force to be reckoned with as a savvy politician, an impressive orator, and a brave soldier. Born in Rome in 100 BC, he quickly climbed the ladder of Roman politics, making allies - and enemies - along the way. His victories in battle awarded him the support of the people, but flush from power, he named himself dictator for life. The good times, however, would not last much longer. On the Ides of March, Caesar was brutally assassinated by a group of senators determined to end his tyranny, bringing his reign to an end.

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Burn Baby Burn

    • By: Meg Medina
    • Narrated by: Marisol Ramirez
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Nora Lopez is 17 during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora's family life isn't going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn 17 and be on her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, good narrator

    • By norroway on 10-14-16

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Las Vegas Noir

    • By: Jose Skinner, John O'Brien, David Corbett, and others
    • Narrated by: Arielle Lipshaw, Mike Vendetti, Charles Bice, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    In 2004, Akashic Books launched a groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, starting with the award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir. Each book is comprised of new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. In this chilling portrait of America's Sin City, lady luck is just as likely to dispense cold hard cash as a cold-hearted killing. Brand-new stories by: John O'Brien, David Corbett, Scott Phillips, Nora Pierce, Tod Goldberg, and many others.

    Regular price: $11.19

    • The Science of Sleep

    • By: John Medina
    • Narrated by: John Medina
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Science of Sleep, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts - and the prescription to sleep well - in his signature engaging style. Adapted from Medina's Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp, you'll learn how the sleep cycle is born of a constant tension between hormones and brain regions vying to keep you awake and hormones and brain regions trying to make you go to sleep. This is called opponent-process theory.

    Regular price: $3.47

    • Cuentos Que Cuentan Los Abuelos De Mi Tierra [Tales from My Grandparents]

    • By: Irma Linares Alvarado, Alberto Medina Pérez
    • Narrated by: Cecilia Izarraraz Gutiérrez, Jesús Isarrarás Gutiérrez, María Antonieta Jiménez Izarraraz, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Narraciones recuperadas de la tradición oral, bellos episodios del antiguo Michoacán, en nuestro México. Una gota de historia y tradición a fin de recordar paisajes ya extintos, viejas crónicas, nombres de las antiguas deidades y sus sacerdotisas: leyendas, mitos y también cuentos llenos de maravillas y alas....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excelentes historias, voces y música.

    • By Monica on 09-20-17

    Regular price: $6.30

    • Should Shelter Dogs Be Vegan?

    • By: Jennifer Medina
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Should our dogs go vegan? A proposal making its way through the Los Angeles Animal Services commission could require that all dogs in the city’s public shelters be fed an all-vegan diet.

    "Should Shelter Dogs Be Vegan?" is from the December 22, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Medina and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Sexual Harassment Allegations Wipe a Name Off the Map

    • By: Jennifer Medina
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Accusations of sexual harassment have ended the careers of men in many fields, forcing them out of prominent posts and ending relationships with shame. Now the impact has rippled all the way to Antarctic glaciers.

    "Sexual Harassment Allegations Wipe a Name Off the Map" is from the September 24, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Medina and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Who Was Leif Erikson?

    • By: Nico Medina, Who HQ
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Leif Erikson was born to be an explorer. His father, Erik the Red, had established the first European settlement in present-day Greenland, and although he didn't yet know it, Leif was destined to embark on an adventure of his own. The wise and striking Viking landed in the area known as Vinland almost five centuries before Christopher Columbus even set sail! "Leif the Lucky" and the other fierce, sea-fearing pirates were accomplished navigators who raided foreign lands for resources, hunted for their food, and passed down Old Norse myths from one generation to the next.

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Extreme Ironing 101

    • A Quick Guide on How to Extreme Iron Step by Step from A to Z
    • By: HowExpert Press, Marie Claire Medina
    • Narrated by: Patricia Willis
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book delves into what extreme ironing really is and the history behind this up-and-coming sport. The sport has already created quite a following. Ironists all over the world continue to invent new purposes for this extreme sport. Some are searching for exhilarating connections with the forces of nature, while some want to send a message that they know how to iron. Other extreme ironists are examining and altering the framework of convention. And there are those that have made it their mission to get more people involved and make this the next Olympic sport.   

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Trump Administration Sues California Over Immigration Laws

    • By: Katie Benner, Jennifer Medina
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Trump administration escalated what had been a war of words over California’s immigration agenda, filing a lawsuit late Tuesday that amounted to a pre-emptive strike against the liberal state’s so-called sanctuary laws.

    "Trump Administration Sues California Over Immigration Laws" is from the March 07, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Katie Benner, Jennifer Medina and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

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