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    • Garbology

    • Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    The average American produces 102 tons of garbage across a lifetime, and $50 billion in squandered riches are rolled to the curb each year. But our bins are just the starting point for a strange, impressive, mysterious, and costly journey that may also represent the greatest untapped opportunity of the century. In Garbology, Edward Humes investigates trash - what's in it; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even nations are finding a way back from waste to discover a new kind of prosperity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A phenomenal read & serious eye-opener

    • By Andy Feicht on 10-07-18
    • Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 12-27-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 61 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Burned

    • A Story of Murder and the Crime That Wasn't
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On an April night in 1989, Jo Ann Parks survived a house fire that claimed the lives of her three small children. Though the fire at first seemed a tragic accident, investigators soon reported finding evidence proving that Parks had sabotaged wiring, set several fires herself, and even barricaded her four-year-old son inside a closet to prevent his escape. Though she insisted she did nothing wrong, Jo Ann parks received a life sentence without parole based on the power of forensic fire science that convincingly proved her guilt. Now, that evidence is being called into question....

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Door to Door

    • The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
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      4 out of 5 stars 103

    Using interviews, data, and deep exploration of the hidden world of ports, traffic control centers, and the research labs defining our transportation future, acclaimed journalist Edward Humes breaks down the complex movements of humans, goods, and machines as never before, from increasingly car-less citizens to the distance UPS goes to deliver a leopard-printed phone case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but...

    • By PatCos on 05-23-16
    • The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 04-12-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 122 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Mississippi Mud

    • Southern Justice and the Dixie Mafia
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Alex Paul
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Biloxi, Mississippi: After the fatal shooting of one of the city’s most prominent couples - Vincent Sherry was a circuit court judge; his wife, Margaret, was running for mayor - their grief-stricken daughter came home to uncover the truth behind the crime that shocked a community and to follow leads that police seemed unable or unwilling to pursue. What Lynne Sposito soon discovered were bizarre connections to the Dixie Mafia, a predatory band of criminals who ran The Strip, Biloxi’s beachfront hub of sex, drugs, and sleaze.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book, Terrible Narration

    • By JustS on 09-26-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • No Matter How Loud I Shout

    • A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Granted unprecedented access to the Los Angeles Juvenile Court, including the judges, the probation officers, and the children themselves, Edward Humes creates an unforgettable portrait of a chaotic system that is neither saving our children in danger nor protecting us from adolescent violence. Yet he shows us there is also hope in the handful of courageous individuals working tirelessly to triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-03-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Man and His Mountain

    • The Everyman Who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells the story of the self-made billionaire who built the Kendall-Jackson empire from nothing into the biggest-selling brand of premium wines in the U.S. Jess Stonestreet Jackson was one of a small band of pioneering entrepreneurs who put California's wine country on the map. His life story is a compelling slice of history, daring, innovation, feuds, intrigue, talent, mystique, contrarianism, and luck, offering a unique window on the elegant, adventurous, and cut-throat worlds of Jackson's two passions: wine and horseracing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required listening for any wine maker

    • By Michael Carr on 01-10-15
    • The Everyman Who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 10-22-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 59 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Force of Nature

    • The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Michael Quinlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    What happens when a renowned river guide teams up with the CEO of one of the largest - and least Earth-friendly - corporations in the world? Nothing less than a green business revolution reveals Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Edward Humes in his arresting new book. Humes tells the inside story of the little-known and unlikely partnership between former Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott and white water expert-turned Blu Skye sustainability consultant Jib Ellison, and their struggle to redefine what it means to be green in the world of big business.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wal-Mart learns to leadvin Green initiatives all the way down the product line

    • By Home-Is-A-Retreat-Mom on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Inside the Snitch Tank

    • A Story of Murder, Misconduct and Justice Delayed
    • By: Edward Humes
    • Narrated by: Edward Humes
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Jailhouse snitches are rarely prisoners who happen to overhear confessions. Inmates apply for the job and they become part of a roster of covert operatives whose surveillance on behalf of law enforcement has put the Orange County, Calif., justice system at the center of a national debate.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Climate in Crisis (2009)

    • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • By: Stephan Faris, Edward Humes, William J. Kelly, and others
    • Narrated by: Jon Wiener
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $4.19