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    • Where the Water Goes

    • Life and Death Along the Colorado River
    • By: David Owen
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
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    The Colorado River is a crucial resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado's headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes listeners on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the US-Mexico border where the river runs dry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Water issues are never about only water.

    • By Bonny on 08-20-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Conundrum

    • How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse
    • By: David Owen
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Everything you've been told about being green is wrong. The quest for a breakthrough battery or a 100-mpg car is a dangerous fantasy. We are consumers, and we like to consume greenly and efficiently. But David Owen argues that our best intentions are still at cross-purposes to our true goal: living sustainably while caring for our environment and the future of the planet. Efficiency, once considered the holy grail of our environmental problems, turns out to be part of the problem - we have little trouble turning increases in efficiency into increases in consumption.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Observation from a Journalist

    • By Benjamin on 05-21-12
    • How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse
    • By: David Owen
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 03-27-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: $22.40

    • Green Metropolis

    • What the City Can Teach the Country About True Sustainability
    • By: David Owen
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
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    In this remarkable challenge to conventional thinking about the environment, David Owen argues that the greenest community in the United States is not Portland, Oregon, or Snowmass, Colorado, but New York City.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great take on common themes

    • By QuartzandPyrite on 03-24-16
    • What the City Can Teach the Country About True Sustainability
    • By: David Owen
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 11-03-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The New Yorker, May 25th 2015 (Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jill Lepore, David Owen)

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jill Lepore, David Owen
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
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    In this issue: "Saudi Shakeup", by Steve Coll; "The Inexplicable", by Karl Ove Knausgaard; "To Have and to Hold", by Jill Lepore; "Where the River Runs Dry", by David Owen; "Good Night", by Emily Nussbaum; and "High Gear", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Ghosts

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Rick Perlstein, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
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    This election season, the media frequently looked to history in an attempt to explain the rise of Donald Trump. We consider how historical parallels...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The New Yorker (April 10, 2006)

    • By: John Cassidy, David Owen, George Saunders, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    "Alien Nation" by John Cassidy; "The Soundtrack of Your Life" by David Owen; "Nostalgia" by George Saunders; "The Understudy" by David Sedaris; "Here's Why" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Drawn to Gypsies" by John Updike; and "Splitsville, U.S.A." by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, November 3rd 2014 (Michael Specter, Adam Gopnik, David Owen)

    • By: Michael Specter, Adam Gopnik, David Owen
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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    "Behind the Wall", by Amy Davidson; "Good-Luck Charm", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Against the Grain", by Michael Specter; "Bakeoff", by Adam Gopnik; "Floating Feasts", by David Owen; "Medical Meals", by Rivka Galchen; and "Making the News", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, January 21st 2013 (David Owen, David Remnick, James Surowiecki)

    • By: David Owen, David Remnick, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Southern Discomfort", by George Packer; "That Sunk-Cost Feeling", by James Surowiecki; "The Psychology of Space", by David Owen; "The Party Faithful", by David Remnick; and "Violent Screen", by Anthony Lane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Issue

    • By Steve on 01-29-13

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (April 3, 2006)

    • By: Steve Coll, David Owen, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    "Deluded" by Steve Coll; "The S.A.T.'s Watchdog" by David Owen; "Printing Money" by James Surowiecki; "My Billy" by Paul Rudnick; "Citizen Penn" by John Lahr; "On Top" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Mariah Carey's record-breaking career; and "Tobacco and Drugs" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (May 15, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, David Owen, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    "Sentenced" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Oops Con" by Ben McGrath; "Title IX Babies" by David Owen; "How Fred Flintstone Got Home, Got Wild, and Got a Stone Age Life" by Larry Doyle; "Me Media" by John Cassidy; and "Save Us" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (September 17, 2007)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, David Owen, Rebecca Mead, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    "Offenses", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Tiny Wheels", by David Owen; "First at Ninety", by Rebecca Mead; "Planning for Defeat", by George Packer; "Portrait in Evil: My Story", by Larry Doyle; "Crybabies", by Jerome Groopman; "Space Cases", by Anthony Lane

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Jan. 16, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Jeffrey Toobin, David Owen, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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    "Abramoffed" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Name That Source" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Your Three Wishes: F.A.Q." by David Owen; "Here Below" by Roger Angell; "Eat and Run" by Steven Shapin; "Hello, Again" by Sasha Frere-Jones; "American Idiots" by Nancy Franklin; and "Chill" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Journey Home

    • Journey to a True Self-Image, Book 2
    • By: David Owen Hughes, Del Hall
    • Narrated by: James Kinder
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    One day I walked into the kitchen where my mother was standing and said, "I want to go home." She shook her head, confused. "What do you mean? You are home." I repeated my solemn statement. "I want to go home." I didn't know what I meant any more than she did. All I knew was that the feeling had returned and was growing stronger - the feeling of emptiness, longing, and hunger. Something was calling to me.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is an incredible story.

    • By BC on 05-10-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The New Yorker, May 29th 2017 (Dexter Filkins, David Owen, Evan Osnos)

    • By: Dexter Filkins, David Owen, Evan Osnos
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In this issue: "May Days" by Evan Osnos; "You Say Slovakia" by Leo Mirani; "Price Fix" by Adam Davidson; "The Warrior Monk" by Dexter Filkins; "The End of Sand" by David Owen; and "Monsters' Ball" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Foinavon

    • The Story of the Grand National’s Biggest Upset
    • By: David Owen
    • Narrated by: Jack Reynolds
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    It was the upset to end all upsets. On 8 April 1967 at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, a 100-1 outsider in peculiar blinkers sidestepped chaos extraordinary even by the Grand National's standards and won the world's toughest steeplechase. The jumps-racing establishment - and Gregory Peck, the Hollywood actor whose much-fancied horse was reduced to the status of an also-ran - took a dim view. But Foinavon, the dogged victor, and Susie, the white nanny goat who accompanied him everywhere, became instant celebrities.

    • The Story of the Grand National’s Biggest Upset
    • By: David Owen
    • Narrated by: Jack Reynolds
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 05-13-14
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The New Yorker, March 19th 2012 (Francisco Goldman, David Owen, Sasha Frere-Jones)

    • By: Francisco Goldman, David Owen, Sasha Frere-Jones
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    "Taking Control", by Margaret Talbot; "Free Fighting", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Great Expectations?", by James Surowiecki; "Children of the Dirty War", by Francisco Goldman; "Scars", by David Owen; "Diamond Dancers", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Not Child’s Play", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, May 26th 2014 (Nadya Labi, David Owen, Alexis Okeowo)

    • By: Nadya Labi, David Owen, Alexis Okeowo
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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    "Missing", by Alexis Okeowo; "Rogue Element", by Nadya Labi; "The Yips", by David Owen; "No Time", by Elizabeth Kolbert; and "Big Guy", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, March 13th 2013 (Jill Lepore, David Owen, Jesse Eisenberg)

    • By: Jill Lepore, David Owen, Jesse Eisenberg
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    "Happy Birthday", by Adam Gopnik; "Face Time", by James Surowiecki; "The Dark Ages", by Jill Lepore; "Notes from Underground", by David Owen; "A Fork of One’s Own", by Jane Kramer; "Marv Albert Is My Therapist", by Jesse Eisenberg; and "Kids’ Stuff", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, September 26th 2011 (David Owen, Peter Hessler, Jenny Diski)

    • By: David Owen, Peter Hessler, Jenny Diski
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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    "Membership Dues", by Steve Coll; "Live from New Jersey", by Alec Wilkinson; "Attica Is All of Us", by Ian Frazier; "Jobs and the G.O.P.", by James Surowiecki; "Survival of the Fitted", by David Owen; "Dr. Don", by Peter Hessler; "The Secret Shopper", by Jenny Diski; and "Road Kill", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, January 25, 2010 (Dana Goodyear, David Owen, Hendrik Hertzberg)

    • By: Dana Goodyear, David Owen, Hendrik Hertzberg
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Suffering", by George Packer; "Helpless", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Bundles of Cable", by James Surowiecki; "Kid Goth", by Dana Goodyear; "Louche Change", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The Dime Store Floor", by David Owen; "Heavy Artillery", by George Saunders; and "Survival Stories", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

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