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    • The Geography of Bliss

    • One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
    • By: Eric Weiner
    • Narrated by: Eric Weiner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
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    Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case, moments of "un-unhappiness". This uses a beguiling mixture of travel, psychology, science and humor to investigate not what happiness is, but where it is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brew your coffee, get some cookies

    • By Ben on 08-30-08

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Geography of Genius

    • A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
    • By: Eric Weiner
    • Narrated by: Eric Weiner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 393
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 341

    In The Geography of Genius, acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. He explores the history of places, like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley, to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Strained conclusions

    • By Pam on 07-10-16
    • A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley
    • By: Eric Weiner
    • Narrated by: Eric Weiner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 01-05-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 393 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is

    • By: Eric Weiner
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Urban planners the world over yearn to replicate the success of Silicon Valley: witness Thames Valley (England) and Silicon Oasis (Dubai), to name just two of these attempts. Invariably, these well-intentioned efforts fail for the simple reason that they’re trying to replicate the wrong model. Silicon Valley is too new, too now, to glean lessons from. Those hoping to launch the world’s next great innovation hub would be better off looking to an older, even more remarkable genius cluster: Renaissance Florence.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Man Seeks God

    • My Flirtations with the Divine
    • By: Eric Weiner
    • Narrated by: Eric Weiner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    When a health scare puts him in the hospital, Eric Weiner-an agnostic by default-finds himself tangling with an unexpected question, posed to him by a well-meaning nurse. "Have you found your God yet?" The thought of it nags him, and prods him-and ultimately launches him on a far-flung journey to do just that.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Boy does Weiner whine!

    • By Lectrice on 03-18-13

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Hurry Up!

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Daniel Weiner, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
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    None of us know what Donald Trump will do once he becomes President Trump. What we do know is what he has said he wants to do...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The Shadow Market

    • How a Group of Wealthy Nations and Powerful Investors Secretly Dominate the World
    • By: Eric J. Weiner
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The Shadow Market, reveals that an enormous reshuffling of global fiscal power is taking place - and that Americans are powerless to stop it. Highly informative and sometimes startling, The Shadow Market is an urgent warning to the worldwide community and a must-listen for anyone interested in the future of the global economy, America's position in the world, or how and where to invest money.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of Shady Characters

    • By Brian Sooley on 01-08-13

    Regular price: $24.49