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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 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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 142 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 404
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 352
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    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

    • 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 500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      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 500 ratings

    Regular price: $22.95

    • Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World

    • By: Avi Jorisch
    • Narrated by: Shlomo Zacks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Thou Shalt Innovate profiles wondrous Israeli innovations that are collectively changing the lives of billions of people around the world, and explores why Israeli innovators of all faiths feel compelled to make the world better. This is the story of how Israelis are helping to feed the hungry, cure the sick, protect the defenseless, and make the desert bloom. Israel is playing a disproportionate role in helping solve some of the world's biggest challenges by tapping into the nation's soul: the spirit of tikkun olam - the Jewish concept of repairing the world.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Israeli Innovation Benefiting Humankind

    • By Michael Kabik on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Fighting Ground

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

    • 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
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • The Button War

    • A Tale of the Great War
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Will Ropp
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Twelve-year-old Patryk knows little of the world beyond his tiny Polish village; the Russians have occupied the land for as long as anyone can remember, but otherwise life is unremarkable. Patryk and his friends entertain themselves by coming up with dares - some more harmful than others - until the Germans drop a bomb on the schoolhouse and the Great War comes crashing in. 

    • A Tale of the Great War
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Will Ropp
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $15.39

    • The Lost Book of Mormon

    • A Journey Through the Mythic Lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri
    • By: Avi Steinberg
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Today The Book of Mormon, one of the most widely circulating works of American literature, continues to cause controversy - which is why most of us know very little about the story it tells. Avi Steinberg wants to change that. A fascinated nonbeliever, Steinberg spent a year and a half on a personal quest, traveling the path laid out by Joseph's epic.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narration I've ever heard.

    • By Steve on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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

    • A 71-Year-Old Man Tied a Gun to a Weather Balloon to Fake His Own Murder, Police Say

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department’s first homicide investigation of 2018 opened in late January — rather early in the year, considering that Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., is basically a live-in golf course of 50,000 people, where the annual murder count rarely cracks one.The case proceeded by the books, at first.

    "A 71-Year-Old Man Tied a Gun to a Weather Balloon to Fake His Own Murder, Police Say" is from the July 15, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Inside the Middle East

    • Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth
    • By: Avi Melamed
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Acclaimed Israeli intelligence analyst Avi Melamed has spent more than 30 years interpreting Middle East affairs. His long-awaited Inside the Middle East challenges widely accepted perceptions and provides a gripping and uniquely enlightening guide to make sense of the events unfolding in the region. Melamed considers all the major power players in the Middle East, explains the underlying issues, and creates a three-dimensional picture, an illustration that connects the dots and provides a fascinating road map.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Middle East

    • By Lee on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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

    • Don't You Know There's a War On?

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Nick Landrum
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Newbery Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author Avi recreates the sights and sounds of wartime Brooklyn in this fast-paced story. Like every student in Miss Gossim’s 1943 fifth-grade class, Howie Crispers has one thing on his mind: World War II. When he isn’t in school, Howie stays busy watching for Nazi spies. So when he notices his principal acting suspiciously, it’s his patriotic duty to investigate. But what he discovers is far more devastating than any headline at the newsstand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice period piece but not as captivating as I hoped.

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-01-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Oxfam Could Lose Funding over Allegations That It Exploited Disaster Victims for Sex

    • By: Avi Selk, Eli Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Oxfam, one of the world's most prominent relief agencies, could lose its funding from the British government over reports that its workers exploited survivors of a massive earthquake in Haiti, and possibly other disasters, for sex.

    "Oxfam Could Lose Funding over Allegations That It Exploited Disaster Victims for Sex" is from the February 11, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and Eli Rosenberg and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Crispin: The End of Time

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Newbery Medal-winning author Avi completes the Crispin saga with this third installment of the riveting trilogy. In 14th-century England, Crispin has embarked on one adventure after another since discovering that he, once known only as “Asta’s son,” has a much grander future than he ever could have imagined. Encountering such trustworthy souls as Bear during the course of his travels, Crispin teeters on the brink of fulfilling his destiny in this stunning tale of the Middle Ages.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good series, average ending.

    • By Kent on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $20.99

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