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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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    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
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,391
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    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.

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    • 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
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    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

    • I Miss Barack Obama

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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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 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

    • Intimacy for the Avoidant

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Intimacy for the Avoidant" is from the October 6, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • The Axis of Selfishness

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This week, two of Donald Trump’s top advisers, H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn, wrote the following passage in The Wall Street Journal: “The president embarked on his first foreign trip with a cleareyed outlook that the world is not a ‘global community’ but an arena where nations, nongovernmental actors and businesses engage and compete for advantage.”

    "The Axis of Selfishness" is from the June 01, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • What Sincerity Looks Like

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sometimes pop culture seems completely prepackaged and professionalized, so when somebody steps out and puts on a display of vulnerability, trust and humility, it takes your breath away.

    "What Sincerity Looks Like" is from the September 28, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • The Place That Assumes Beauty

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    COMO, Italy — Some of the people who do the most good have a willingness to be radically changed. They are sensitive to the problems around them, which a lot of us are, but they are also willing to transform their lives to address them, which a lot of us don’t consider. I met many such people at a place here in northern Italy called Cometa.

    "The Place That Assumes Beauty" is from the April 30, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • 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.

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    • The Anxieties of Impotence

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

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    • David Brooks on Anti-Semitism and Power

    • Hating America and Hating the Jews, at the 92nd Street Y
    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: David Brooks
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    David Brooks shares his views and raises awareness on new forms of anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism, while addressing issues of bigotry and contemporary discrimination. Presented in cooperation with the Simon Wiesenthal Center in memory of Dorothy Gardner Adler.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Weak delivery

    • By B, Hamlin on 05-02-17

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Evolution of Simplicity

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

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    • The Economy Isn't Broken

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Middle-class wage stagnation is the biggest economic fact driving American politics. Over the past many years, so the common argument goes, capitalism has developed structural flaws. Economic gains are not being shared fairly with the middle class. Wages have become decoupled from productivity. Even when the economy grows, everything goes to the rich.

    "The Economy Isn't Broken" is from the September 14, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Can People Change After Middle Age?

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I sometimes read that people don’t change much after middle age. But everyday experience contradicts this on a weekly basis.

    "Can People Change After Middle Age?" is from the August 03, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Before Manliness Lost Its Virtue

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Trump administration is certainly giving us an education in the varieties of wannabe manliness.

    "Before Manliness Lost Its Virtue" is from the July 31, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Art of Thinking Well

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

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    • Trump, Taxes and Citizenship

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Trump, Taxes and Citizenship" is from the October 03, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • How Democracies Perish

    • By: David Brooks
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Everybody agrees society is in a bad way, but what exactly is the main cause of the badness? Some people emphasize economic issues: The simultaneous concentration of wealth at the top and the stagnation in the middle has delegitimized the system. People like me emphasize cultural issues: If you have 60 years of radical individualism and ruthless meritocracy, you’re going to end up with a society that is atomized, distrustful and divided.

    "How Democracies Perish" is from the January 11, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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