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    • Standard Deviations

    • Flawed Assumptions, Tortured Data, and Other Ways to Lie with Statistics
    • By: Gary Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 116
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    As Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase once cynically observed, "If you torture data long enough, it will confess." Lying with statistics is a time-honored con. In Standard Deviations, economics professor Gary Smith walks us through the various tricks and traps that people use to back up their own crackpot theories. Sometimes, the unscrupulous deliberately try to mislead us. Other times, the well-intentioned are blissfully unaware of the mischief they are committing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good read for all empiricist

    • By Andreas Johansson on 08-11-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • What the Luck?

    • The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives
    • By: Gary Smith
    • Narrated by: Tim Andres Pabon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Freakonomics showed how economic calculations can explain seemingly counterintuitive decision-making. Thinking, Fast and Slow helped listeners identify a host of small cognitive errors that can lead to miscalculations and irrational thought. In What the Luck?, statistician and author Gary Smith sets himself a similar goal, and explains - in clear, understandable, and witty prose - how a statistical understanding of luck can change the way we see just about every aspect of our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic and insightful read

    • By Jason R on 01-26-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Money Machine

    • The Surprisingly Simple Power of Value Investing
    • By: Gary Smith, Michael Larson
    • Narrated by: Stephen R. Thorne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    There's no reason your money should be sitting in a bank account. By learning value investing, you can reap the rewards of consistent, reliable gains that can make you a millionaire by the time you retire. Don't just work for your money - put your money to work for you and retire in style.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Value investig class!

    • By DC on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Death in the Jungle

    • By: Gary R. Smith, Alan Maki
    • Narrated by: Eric Conger
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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    A swamp warrior who served five tours in Vietnam tells it like it was in Death in the Jungle.

    Regular price: $7.93

    • The Shiloh Campaign

    • Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland
    • By: Steven E. Woodworth (editor), Charles D. Grear, Gary D. Joiner, and others
    • Narrated by: Samuel F.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Some 100,000 soldiers fought in the April 1862 battle of Shiloh, and nearly 20,000 men were killed or wounded; more Americans died on that Tennessee battlefield than had died in all the nation's previous wars combined. In the first book in his new series, Steven E. Woodworth has brought together a group of superb historians to reassess this significant battle and provide in-depth analyses of key aspects of the campaign and its aftermath.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Subject matter good, narration distracting

    • By Macavine on 05-04-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Being the Message: Lessons Learned on the Frontline of Mission

    • By: Sam Ward, Carl Beech, Gary Smith, and others
    • Narrated by: Andy Hawthorne, Carl Beech, Sam Ward, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From humble beginnings on a council estate in Manchester UK, The Message Trust has become one of the fastest growing youth mission organisations on the planet. Its combination of outreach to young people in schools, counter-cultural mission in tough urban areas, and pioneering prison and ex-offender ministry offers a radical template for effective 21st century mission. In this punchy and powerful audiobook, Andy Hawthorne (Founder and CEO), Carl Beech (Deputy CEO), and key members of the Message team share some of the crucial lessons learned over 25 years on the front line.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Drawing: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Drawing for Beginners in 30 Minutes or Less

    • By: Gary Smith
    • Narrated by: Linda Velwest
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sharpen your pencils and ready your sketchpads. Be ready to capture reality in an immortalized illustration! Learn everything you need to know about drawing, its elements, and the tools used to create great pieces of art in as fast as half an hour. This book is for all people who come from all walks of life. It surely is a great listen for anyone - the young and the young at heart, men and women, rich or poor, especially beginners who want to learn the basics and become proficient in the art of drawing.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • H.E.L.P

    • By: Gary R. Smith
    • Narrated by: Gary R. Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As an adolescent counselor, Gary specializes in working with at-risk, violent, suicidal, and depressed boys and girls. Gary is also a noted relationship counselor with a core focus of strengthening relationships throughout the world. For five years, he served as the youngest of five male school counselors in the Chicago land and St. Louis area! As an author and inspiration speaker, Gary has been featured on various radio talk shows, college campuses, workshops, conferences, and panels.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • H.E.L.P

    • By: Gary R Smith
    • Narrated by: Gary R Smith
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As an adolescent counselor Gary specializes in working with at-risk, violent, suicidal and depressed boys and girls. Gary is also a noted relationship counselor with a core focus of strengthening relationships throughout the world. For five years he served as the youngest of five male school counselors in the Chicago land and St. Louis area! As an Author and Inspiration Speaker, Gary has been featured on various radio talk shows, college campuses, workshops, conferences and panels.  

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Willing

    • By: Gary Smith
    • Narrated by: David Colquitt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    At the age of 65, a retired Warren Steelgrave is getting bored with life. He decides that unlike his friends his age, he is not going to sit around playing golf, waiting to die. He is going to Italy to start the last chapter of his life and find adventure. Be careful what you wish for - adventure is what he finds. He falls in love with Cindy O'Brian, a singer/songwriter in his Italian language class in Florence Italy. Little did they realize the chain of events that would engulf them. Someone was watching, but who and why?

    Regular price: $14.95