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    • The Clockwork Universe

    • Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
    • By: Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,011
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,562
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,574

    The Clockwork Universe is the story of a band of men who lived in a world of dirt and disease but pictured a universe that ran like a perfect machine. A meld of history and science, this book is a group portrait of some of the greatest minds who ever lived as they wrestled with natures most sweeping mysteries. The answers they uncovered still hold the key to how we understand the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's a Wonder We Left the Dark Ages

    • By Troy on 01-15-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Rescue Artist

    • A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece
    • By: Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 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

    In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime committed while the whole world was watching the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police turned to the one man they believed could help: a half English, half American undercover cop named Charley Hill, the world's greatest art detective. 

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Seeds of Life

    • From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Sharks' Teeth to Frogs' Pants, the Long and Strange Quest to Discover Where Babies Come From
    • By: Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Throughout most of human history, babies were surprises. People knew the basics: Men and women had sex, and sometimes babies followed. But beyond that the origins of life were a colossal mystery. The Seeds of Life is the remarkable and rollicking story of how a series of blundering geniuses and brilliant amateurs struggled for two centuries to discover where, exactly, babies come from.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outrageously entertaining and boldly informative

    • By Andrea on 03-06-18
    • From Aristotle to da Vinci, from Sharks' Teeth to Frogs' Pants, the Long and Strange Quest to Discover Where Babies Come From
    • By: Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated by: Ben Sullivan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 06-06-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Rush

    • America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853
    • By: Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared "Gold Fever!" as hundreds of thousands of men and women borrowed money, quit their jobs, and allowed themselves - for the first time ever - to imagine a future of ease and splendor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it. Want to hear more of Clarks work.

    • By Carlos on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $29.65