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    • 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

    • Shattering Widespread Misconceptions About Human Behavior
    • By: Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, and others
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. It also explores topics that listeners will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as "opposites attract", "people use only 10% of their brains", and "handwriting reveals your personality", and provides a "mythbusting kit" for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life.

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    • Beyond superficial

    • By Peter on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Better Living Through Criticism

    • How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth
    • By: A. O. Scott
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A. O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that we are, in fact, all critics: because critical thinking informs almost every aspect of artistic creation, of civil action, of interpersonal life. With penetrating insight and warm humor, Scott shows that while individual critics - himself included - can make mistakes and find flaws where they shouldn't, criticism as a discipline is one of the noblest, most creative and urgent activities of modern existence.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Classic Tales Christmas

    • By: O. Henry, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All of your favorite Christmas stories in one fantastic collection. From heartfelt stories such as O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" to tales of mystery from G. K. Chesterton and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Here is a treasure trove of tales from some of the best writers in the world, narrated by the voice of the Classic Tales: B.J. Harrison. Each story is presented unabridged.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like a Christmas Stocking

    • By A User on 12-05-12

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Beginner's Guide to Half Marathons

    • A Simple Step-By-Step Solution to Get You to the Finish Line in 12 Weeks!
    • By: Scott O. Morton
    • Narrated by: David Leland Horton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Do you want to complete a half marathon but the fear of running 13.1 miles keeps you at bay? This book reveals in the first chapter how an average person, with no prior running history, can complete a half marathon in as little as 12 weeks. Beginner's Guide to Half Marathons gets straight to the point. This book is a short read that will get you up and training in no time at all. This book will guide you through everything you need to know about finishing your first half marathon step by step.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The American Experience

    • A Collection of Great American Stories
    • By: Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: George Vafiandis, Ralph Cosham, Sean Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten superbly narrated stories that help explain America by America's best writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding collection of classics

    • By D. Littman on 03-07-04

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Carrie Fisher: A Princess, a Rebel and a Brave Comic Voice

    • By: A.O. Scott
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    She entered popular culture as a princess in peril and endures as something much more complicated and interesting. Many things, really: a rebel commander; a witty internal critic of the celebrity machine; a teller of comic tales, true and embellished; an inspiring and cautionary avatar of excess and resilience; an emblem of the honesty we crave (and so rarely receive) from beloved purveyors of make-believe.

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    • Por qué los Nuevos Corredores Fallan: ¡26 Consejos esenciales que debes conocer antes de comenzar a correr! [Why New Runners Fail: 26 Essential Tips You Must Know Before You Start Running!]

    • By: Scott O. Morton
    • Narrated by: Ernesto Pacheco
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    ¡No quiero que dejes de correr! Estos 26 consejos te ahorrarán tiempo y te ayudarán a evitar lesiones a lo largo de tu carrera profesional. Como corredor principiante, reuní estos consejos durante mi primer entrenamiento de maratón. Este libro es conciso y detalla qué hacer y qué no hacer, incluidos los pasos a seguir para cada consejo.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesante los 26 Consejos a seguir

    • By Anonymous User on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Long Run Hacks: 20 Ultimate Tips to Help You Push Through Hard Runs!

    • Beginner to Finisher, Book 5
    • By: Scott O. Morton
    • Narrated by: David Leland Horton
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Long Run Hacks dives into the reasons we feel mentally and physically unmotivated to complete our required training mileage. The action steps at the end of each chapter give you a summarized takeaway solution to motivate and help get you through your long runs. Make the most of your long-distance training efforts, and listen to the tips offered in this audio guide.

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    • Meh

    • By redcrow on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Review: In 'Detroit,' Black Lives Caught in a Prehistory of the Alt-Right

    • By: A. O. Scott
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Racial slurs fly fast and furious in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” but the most troubling and divisive words uttered onscreen are variations on the simple pronouns “they” and “them.” The words may be perfectly neutral in themselves, but when used to separate one group of people from another they take on an insidious, implicitly violent connotation.

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    • Why New Runners Fail

    • 26 Ultimate Tips You Should Know Before You Start Running
    • By: Scott O. Morton
    • Narrated by: David Leland Horton
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I don't want you to quit running! I don't want you to get injured! These 26 tips will save you time and help you avoid injury along your running career. As a beginner runner, I gathered these tips during my first marathon training. This book is concise and drills down into what to do and what not to do including actionable steps for each tip.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Brainwashed

    • The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience
    • By: Sally Satel, Scott O. Lilienfeld
    • Narrated by: Jean Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In recent years, the advent of MRI technology seems to have unlocked the secrets of the human mind, revealing the sources of our deepest desires, intentions, and fears. As renowned psychiatrist and scholar Sally Satel and psychologist Scott O. Lilienfeld demonstrate in Brainwashed, however, the explanatory power of brain scans in particular and neuroscience more generally has been vastly overestimated.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Overall Message...

    • By Douglas on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $24.25

    • Guía de Medio Maratón para Principiantes:: ¡Una solución simple de paso a paso para llevarte a la línea de meta en 12 semanas! [Beginner's Guide to Half Marathons: A Simple Step-By-Step Solution to Get You to the Finish Line in 12 Weeks!]

    • By: Scott O. Morton
    • Narrated by: Hans Yunda
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Guía de Medio Maratón para Principiantes revela en el primer capítulo cómo una persona promedio, sin previo historial de competencia, completó una media maratón en tan sólo 12 semanas - sin lesiones. Guía de Medio Maratón para Principiantes, va directamente al grano. Este libro es una lectura corta que te permitirá comenzar a entrenar en muy poco tiempo. Los capítulos en orden te guiarán a través de todo lo que necesitas saber sobre cómo terminar tu primer medio maratón paso a paso. Si planeas caminar o correr un medio maratón, esta guía está repleta de información valiosa para principiantes.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Review: ‘Snowden,’ Oliver Stone’s Restrained Portrait of a Whistleblower

    • By: A. O. Scott
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Review: ‘Snowden,’ Oliver Stone’s Restrained Portrait of a Whistleblower" is from the September 15, 2016 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by A.O. Scott and narrated by Caroline Miller.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Psychology

    • A Framework for Everyday Thinking
    • By: Scott O. Lilienfeld
    • Narrated by: Mina Sands
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Guiding students from understanding to application, Psychology: A Framework for Everyday Thinking provides an accessible and personalized framework upon which they can build their knowledge and use of the science of psychology.

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    • easy to understand

    • By Carlos on 07-27-10

    Regular price: $69.86

    • Can Shame Be Useful?

    • By: Sally L. Satel, Scott O. Lilienfeld
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Can Shame Be Useful?" is from the Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Sally L. Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • My Woody Allen Problem

    • By: A.O. Scott
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the morning of the Oscar nominations, I was chatting with a stranger about movies, as one does. The conversation turned to Woody Allen.

    "My Woody Allen Problem" is from the January 31, 2018 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by A. O. Scott and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Roger Moore Was the Best Bond Because He Was the Gen X Bond

    • By: A. O. Scott
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I heard about Roger Moore’s death during a walk in New York City on Tuesday morning, when a young father looked up from his phone and said, “The worst James Bond ever just died.” He wasn’t talking to me, but rather to the toddler in the stroller in front of him, who seemed indifferent to the news. Kids these days.

    "Roger Moore Was the Best Bond Because He Was the Gen X Bond" is from the May 24, 2017 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by A. O. Scott and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • 'In the Shadow of Women': A Triangle, as Viewed by the Women

    • By: A.O. Scott
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "'In the Shadow of Women': A Triangle, as Viewed by the Women" is from the Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by A.O. Scott and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • A Warm Family Christmas

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Locke, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Erin Maya Darke, James Mio, Blair Mellow, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Abridged
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    A charming, heart-felt collection of Christmas stories and poems that will delight the entire family. Includes F. Scott Fitzgerald's "A Luckless Santa Claus", "A Christmas Dinner" by Charles Dickens, O. Henry's classic Christmas story "The Gift of the Magi", the hilarious "Reginald on Christmas Presents" by Saki (H.H. Munro), and a tender scene exerpted from Little Women.

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Favorite Love Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Wilkie Collins, F. Scott Fitzgerald, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman, Patrick Grimes, Jessica Bradley, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stories of love and romance in 23 varieties.... From the very first lovers - Adam and Eve - to what romance might be like in the future, this collection sparkles with whimsy and goodold fashioned romance. A veritable box of chocolates without the calories!

    Regular price: $27.97