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    • The Sixth Extinction

    • An Unnatural History
    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert
    • Narrated by: Anne Twomey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,334
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,987
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,965

    A major audiobook about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes. Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lifts you out of the ordinary

    • By Regina on 04-28-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Field Notes from a Catastrophe

    • Man, Nature, and Climate Change
    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert
    • Narrated by: Hope Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Taking listeners from the melting Alaskan permafrost to storm-torn New Orleans, acclaimed journalist Elizabeth Kolbert approaches this monumental problem from every angle. She interviews researchers and environmentalists, explains the science, draws frightening parallels to lost civilizations, and presents the moving tales of people who are watching their worlds disappear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done!

    • By Danny J. Lesandrini on 04-21-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The New Yorker, October 22nd 2018 (Sheelah Kolhatkar, Nick Paumgarten, Elizabeth Kolbert)

    • By: Sheelah Kolhatkar, Nick Paumgarten, Elizabeth Kolbert
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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    "Global Warning" by Elizabeth Kolbert: The U.N.'s scientific advisory board sounds a piercing alarm on climate change, but the President doesn't seem to hear it; "Breaking the News" by Sheelah Kolhatkar: How Sinclair is moving local stations to the right; "The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of" by Nick Paumgarten: Is cryptocurrency the future or a fad? And what is it good for; "Unexpected Guests" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Halloween and Wildlife.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality Writing but the Narration is Jolting

    • By David Erdody on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $5.95

    • Elizabeth Kolbert on Field Notes from a Catastrophe

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Author Elizabeth Kolbert talks about how global warming is not a theory, but a fact. She speaks of the deep concern the scientific community has, and how other countries have begun to take steps to address this growing problem while America lags far behind. Field Notes from a Catastrophe is a compelling audiobook you'll want to listen to and share with others.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Climate is an angry beast

    • By Simon Forsyth on 11-06-09

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The New Yorker (May 28, 2007)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, James Surowiecki, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    "Human Nature" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Feature Presentation" by James Surowiecki; "Remember This?" by Alec Wilkinson; "My Undoing" by George Meyer; "A Boy's World" by Anthony Lane; "Puppy" by George Saunders; and "Not Kids' Stuff" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (November 12, 2007)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Malcolm Gladwell, Elizabeth Kolbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    There are five articles in this issue: "Going After Hillary", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Dangerous Minds", by Malcolm Gladwell; "Unconventional Crude", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Unforgiven", by Jeffrey Toobin; and "Hunting Grounds", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 15th & 22nd 2011: Part 2 (James Surowiecki, Elizabeth Kolbert, Dana Goodyear)

    • By: James Surowiecki, Elizabeth Kolbert, Dana Goodyear
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "The Business of Austerity", by James Surowiecki; "Little Worlds", by Adam Gopnik; "Proustian", by Rebecca Mead; "Sleeping with the Enemy", by Elizabeth Kolbert; and "Grub", by Dana Goodyear.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 27th 2018 (Calvin Tompkins, Elizabeth Kolbert, Joan Acocella)

    • By: Calvin Tompkins, Elizabeth Kolbert, Joan Acocella
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this issue: "Ten Years After" by George Packer: The financial crisis of 2008 was years in the making and has had a lasting impact on American political life; "Painterly Virtues" by Calvin Tomkins: Alex Katz's life in art; "Shaking the Foundations" by Elizabeth Kolbert: Are the new donor classes solving our problems or posing new ones; "Ladies' Choice" by Joan Acocella: What gives Little Women its lasting power; "Lost Ends" by Dan Chiasson: Yearning and enduring in the poems of Forrest Gander; "A Different World" by Emily Nussbaum: Random Acts of Flyness and the black television renaissance.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 28th 2017 (Elizabeth Kolbert, Ian Frazier, Nick Paumgarten)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, Ian Frazier, Nick Paumgarten
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    In this issue; "The Divider" by David Remnick; "Gatekeepers" by Andrew Marantz; "The Content of No Content" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Drive Time" by Ian Frazier; "Singer of Secrets" by Nick Paumgarten; and "Happy Returns" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Dec. 12, 2005)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, James Surowiecki, Steve Coll, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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    "Global Warning" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Sarboxed In?" by James Surowiecki; "Young Osama" by Steve Coll; "Hogs Wild" by Ian Frazier; "L.A. Outlaws" by Nancy Franklin; and "New Frontiers" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, December 21st & 28th 2015: Part 2 (Samanth Subramanian, Carolyn Kormann, Elizabeth Kolbert)

    • By: Samanth Subramanian, Carolyn Kormann, Elizabeth Kolbert
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this issue: "The Siege of Miami", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "The Hit List", by Samanth Subramanian; "Through the Looking Glass", by Carolyn Kormann; "Drunk with Power", by Kelefa Sanneh; and "Graphic, Novel", by Emily Nussbaum.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (November 5, 2007)

    • By: Roger Angell, Dana Goodyear, Jesse Lichtenstein, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    This issue contains nine articles: "So Long Joe", by Roger Angell; "The Fires", by Dana Goodyear; "Condi's Party Starter", by Jesse Lichtenstein; "Future Reading", by Anthony Grafton; "The Dog", by Roddy Doyle; "Running on Fumes", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "All Souls", by Peter Schjeldahl; "The Endless Scroll", by Alex Ross; and "Drug Warriors", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, March 3rd 2014 (Raffi Khatchadourian, Elizabeth Kolbert, Anthony Lane)

    • By: Raffi Khatchadourian, Elizabeth Kolbert, Anthony Lane
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Best Bets", by Anthony Lane; "The Mobility Myth", by James Surowiecki; "A Star in a Bottle", by Raffi Khatchadourian; "Big Score", by Elizabeth Kolbert; and "Following Orders", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 24th 2015 (Elizabeth Kolbert, Malcolm Gladwell, Sarah M. Broom)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, Malcolm Gladwell, Sarah M. Broom
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this issue: "Race and the Storm", by Jelani Cobb; "My Brain: The All-Hands Meeting", by Hallie Cantor; "The Weight of the World", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Starting Over", by Malcolm Gladwell; "The Yellow House", by Sarah M. Broom; "Reality Hunger", by Hua Hsu; and "Odd Couples", by Anthony Lane.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • New Yorker format has taken a turn for the worse

    • By Elliott on 08-30-15

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, July 2nd 2012 (William Finnegan, Patricia Marx, Elizabeth Kolbert)

    • By: William Finnegan, Patricia Marx, Elizabeth Kolbert
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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    "Nation of Immigrants", by Steve Coll; "The Kingpins", by William Finnegan; "The Hunter Games", by Patricia Marx; "Spoiled Rotten", by Elizabeth Kolbert; and "That’s Amore", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Feb. 12, 2007)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, Ben McGrath, John Lahr, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    "Hot Topic" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Book 'Em Party" by Ben McGrath; "Disappearing Act" by John Lahr; "Sheepish" by Paul Rudnick; and "Two Heads" by Larissa MacFarquhar.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (December 24 & 31, 2007) Part 1

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, Lizzie Widdicombe, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    There are nine articles in the first part of this double issue: "Testing the Climate", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Who's Scrooge?", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "A Buyer's Christmas", by James Surowiecki; "The Frog at Forty-Five", by Mimi Sheraton; "Life on Mars", by David Remnick; "Demolition Man", by John Lahr; "Stairway to Here", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Family Planning", by Hilton Als; and "Settling Scores", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, November 20th 2017 (Sheelah Kolhatkar, Elizabeth Kolbert, Hua Hsu)

    • By: Sheelah Kolhatkar, Elizabeth Kolbert, Hua Hsu
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    In this issue: "Autumn of the Patriarchy" by David Remnick: The Weinstein moment and the Trump Presidency. "Wet Paint" by Susan Lehman: A Belgian expat investigates why there are there so many "wet paint" signs in the subway. "The Disrupters" by Sheelah Kolhatkar: The dramatic imbalance in pay and power has created the conditions for abuse. More and more, women are pushing for change.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, October 24th 2016 (Stephanie Clifford, Elizabeth Kolbert, Margaret Talbot)

    • By: Stephanie Clifford, Elizabeth Kolbert, Margaret Talbot
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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    In this issue: "That's What He Said" by Margaret Talbot; "The Nineteenth Hole" by Jason Kersten; "A Shot to the Heart" by Stephanie Clifford; "A Song of Ice" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Second World" by Emily Nussbaum; and "Women's Work" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, December 22nd & 29th 2014: Part 1 (Jerome Groopman, Elizabeth Kolbert, John Colapinto)

    • By: Jerome Groopman, Elizabeth Kolbert, John Colapinto
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Torture and the Truth", by Jane Mayer; "# Activism", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Can AIDS Be Cured?", by Jerome Groopman; "The Big Kill" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Material Question" by John Colapinto; and "Living History", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

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