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    • The Road to Character

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, David Brooks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,156
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,873
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,856

    With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous best sellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, textured stories

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Social Animal

    • The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,410
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 932
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      4 out of 5 stars 929

    This is the story of how success happens. It is told through the lives of one composite American couple, Harold and Erica - how they grow, push forward, are pulled back, fail, and succeed. Distilling a vast array of information into these two vividly realized characters, Brooks illustrates a fundamental new understanding of human nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally!

    • By Pamela Harvey on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Strange Failure of the Educated Elite

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Once upon a time, white male Protestants ruled the roost. You got into a fancy school if your father had gone to the fancy school. You got a job at a white-shoe law firm or climbed the corporate ladder if you golfed at the right club.

    "The Strange Failure of the Educated Elite" is from the May 28, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • I Miss Barack Obama

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    "I Miss Barack Obama" is from the Column section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • The Second Mountain

    • By: David Brooks
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    A thought-provoking exploration of the four major commitments in life that fundamentally shape our identities - from the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Road to Character

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Roosevelt Approach


    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Roosevelt Approach
" is from the Column section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Evolution of Simplicity

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    "The Evolution of Simplicity" is from the November 04, 2015 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Interview with David Brooks

    • By: David Brooks
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Bobos, bourgeois bohemians, define our age. Their hybrid culture is the atmosphere we breathe. Their status codes govern social life, and their moral codes govern ethics and influence our politics. Bobos in Paradise is a witty and serious look at the cultural consequences of the information age and a penetrating description of how we live now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth paying for

    • By Nasaya on 12-31-15

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    • Guns and the Soul of America

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The pattern is by now numbingly familiar. A lone lunatic murders a mass of innocent people in some public location. There is a heartfelt cry for tighter control on gun ownership. Then state legislatures swing into action. They pass a series of laws loosening controls on gun ownership.

    "Guns and the Soul of America" is from the October 05, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Retreat to Tribalism

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Imagine three kids running around a maypole, forming a chain with their arms. The innermost kid is holding the pole with one hand. The faster they run, the more centrifugal force there is tearing the chain apart. The tighter they grip, the more centripetal force there is holding the chain together. Eventually centrifugal force exceeds centripetal force and the chain breaks.

    "The Retreat to Tribalism" is from the January 01, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Bobos in Paradise

    • The New Upper Class and How They Got There
    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: David Brooks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    It used to be pretty easy to distinguish between the bourgeois world of capitalism and the bohemian counterculture. The bourgeois worked for corporations, wore gray, and went to church. The bohemians were artists and intellectuals. Bohemians championed the values of the liberated 1960s; the bourgeois were the enterprising yuppies of the 1980s.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bobos in Paradise

    • By S. Perreten on 04-07-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Road to Character

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, David Brooks
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    In The Road to Character, David Brooks, best-selling author of The Social Animal and New York Times columnist, explains why selflessness leads to greater success. We all possess two natures. One focuses on external success: wealth, fame, status and a great career. The other aims for internal goodness, driven by a spiritual urge not only to do good but to be good - honest, loving and steadfast. The inner self doesn't seek happiness superficially defined; it seeks emotional commitments without counting the cost and a deeper moral joy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful overview of the evolution of character over the centuries

    • By xmuxi on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Art of Thinking Well

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    Richard Thaler has just won an extremely well deserved Nobel Prize in economics. Thaler took an obvious point, that people don’t always behave rationally, and showed the ways we are systematically irrational.

    "The Art of Thinking Well" is from the October 09, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Man Who Changed the World, Twice

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This column is about a man who changed the world, at least twice. I want to focus less on the impact of his work, which is all around us, and more on how he did it, because he’s a model of how you do social change.

    "The Man Who Changed the World, Twice" is from the May 07, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Three Views of Marriage

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Three Views of Marriage
" is from the Column section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Manners War

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Manners War" is from the Column section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • A Question of Moral Radicalism

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "A Question of Moral Radicalism" is from the Columns section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Sundar Pichai Should Resign as Google’s CEO

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are many actors in the whole Google/diversity drama, but I’d say the one who’s behaved the worst is the CEO, Sundar Pichai.

    "Sundar Pichai Should Resign as Google’s CEO" is from the August 10, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Age of Reaction

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Age of Reaction" is from the September 26, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • When Beauty Strikes

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "When Beauty Strikes" is from the Columns section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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