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    • The Wisdom of Crowds

    • Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,095
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      4 out of 5 stars 381
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      4 out of 5 stars 390

    In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very worthwhile listen!

    • By G Barth on 06-12-04
    • Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 05-19-04
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,095 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Wisdom of Crowds

    • Why the Many Are Smarter than the Few
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 194
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 44

    In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great discourse on group dynamics....

    • By Hamad on 08-12-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The New Yorker

    • The Food Issue (September 5, 2005)
    • By: James Surowiecki, Malcolm Gladwell, Burkhard Bilger, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
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    This special super-sized issue contains ten articles about the people who gather, make, cook, serve, and eat food that is so mundane you might not give it a second thought - and so exotic you might not give it a first taste.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (July 25, 2005)

    • By: Adam Gopnik, James Surowiecki, Noah Baumbach, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Not Scared" by Adam Gopnik, "A Farewell to Alms?" by James Surowiecki, "My Dog Is Tom Cruise" by Noah Baumbach, "Get Out the Vote" by Seymour M. Hersh, "Bloodsuckers" by John Colapinto, "Awaiting Orders" by Tobias Wolff, and "Making Mischief" by Anthony Lane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Thing to Happen to Audible Ever

    • By Craig on 07-28-05

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (May 22, 2006)

    • By: Dorothy Wickenden, James Surowiecki, Peter J. Boyer, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    "Fuel Duel" by Dorothy Wickenden; "Hedgemony" by James Surowiecki; "Hollywood Heresy" by Peter J. Boyer; "Nazis Say the Darndest Things" by Andy Borowitz; "What the Dog Saw" by Malcolm Gladwell; "Don't Touch That Dial" by Tad Friend; and "Sink or Swim" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (June 13 & 20, 2005)

    • By: Seymour Hersh, David Sedaris, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    "Watergate Days" by Seymour Hersh, "Turbulence" by David Sedaris, "In Case of Emergency" by James Surowiecki, "My Women" by Edmund White, "The Great Game Gone" by John Updike, "The Gift and the Curse" by Sasha Frere-Jones, and "Aiming Low" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (March 10, 2008)

    • By: David Remnick, Ben McGrath, Michael Schulman, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Smoke on the Water", by David Remnick; "Dream On", by Ben McGrath; "Everything, Everywhere", by Michael Schulman; "Home Economics", by James Surowiecki; "The Other Obama", by Lauren Collins; "By the Foot", by Ian Frazier; "Advanced Placement", by Janet Malcolm; and "Class Acts", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (March 17, 2008)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, James Surowiecki, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    "Condiment", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "What Microloans Miss", by James Surowiecki; "The Iron Lady", by Ryan Lizza; "Picturing Auschwitz", by Alec Wilkinson; "Surreal Life", by John Lahr; "Gale Force", by Alex Ross; and "The Divider", by Jill Lepore.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, November 21st 2011 (Nicholas Schmidle, Thomas Mallon, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Nicholas Schmidle, Thomas Mallon, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 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 First Served", by Adam Gopnik; "Grecian Formula", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Debt by Degrees", by James Surowiecki; "Sacred Grounds", by Kelefa Sanneh; "Never Happened", by Thomas Mallon; "Time Indefinite", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Better Times", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Feb. 5, 2007)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, James Surowiecki, Jeffrey Toobin, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    "Webbcast" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Over There" by James Surowiecki; "Google's Moon Shot" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Please Read Before Suing" by Larry Doyle; "Boomtown Blues" by Alexandra Fuller; "Good People" by David Foster Wallace; and "Hostile Acts" by Tad Friend.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, September 28, 2009 (Susan Orlean, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Susan Orlean, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    "Read All About It", by Adam Gopnik; "Blago Speaks. Again.", by David Remnick; "Stomping Grounds", by Michael Schulman; "Nader's Blueprint", by Raffi Khatchadourian; "Ratings Downgrade", by James Surowiecki; "A Life of its Own", by Michael Specter; "The It Bird", by Susan Orlean; and "Brooklyn Dodger", by Nancy Franklin

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, May 27th 2013 (Jeffrey Toobin, Tad Friend, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Jeffrey Toobin, Tad Friend, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    "Lines in the Sand", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Bad Character", by Dana Goodyear; "Tower Heist", by Nell Freudenberger; "Boom or Bubble?", by James Surowiecki; "Rights and Wrongs", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Crowded House", by Tad Friend; and "Couples", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, October 17th 2011 (Tad Friend, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Tad Friend, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    "A Walk in the Park", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "How Steve Jobs Changed", by James Surowiecki; "Second-Act Twist", by Tad Friend; "Getting a Fix", by Michael Specter; and "Creepy Shows", by David Denby.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is journalism not an Anita Shreve novel.

    • By Blue on 10-18-11

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, April 11th 2011 (Tad Friend, Laura Miller, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Tad Friend, Laura Miller, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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    "Money Talks", by Jeffrey Toobin; "In Praise of Distraction", by James Surowiecki; "Funny Like a Guy", by Tad Friend; "Just Write It!", by Laura Miller; "I Was Gandhi's Boyfriend", by Paul Rudnick; and "Strange Trips", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 16th & 23th 2010: Part 2 (James Surowiecki, Tad Friend, Joan Acocella)

    • By: James Surowiecki, Tad Friend, Joan Acocella
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Soak the Very, Very Rich", by James Surowiecki; "Dry Run", by Mimi Sheraton; "Graphic Novel", by Samantha Henig; "Sleeping with Weapons", by Tad Friend; "Queen of Crime", by Joan Acocella; and "The Dotted Line", by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Sept. 25, 2006)

    • By: Elizabeth Kolbert, James Surowiecki, Andrea Lee, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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    "Untransformed" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Wagers of Sin" by James Surowiecki; "Bag Lady" by Andrea Lee; "Rag Time" by Calvin Trillin; "Dressed for Excess" by Judith Thurman; "Backstage Angst" by Tad Friend; and "Dream On" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Jan. 23 & 30, 2006) - Part 2

    • By: Ben McGrath, Lauren Collins, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    "Study Buddy" by Ben McGrath; "Mr. Berendt's Party" by Lauren Collins; "Morales's Mistake" by James Surowiecki; "The Murrow Doctrine" by Nicholas Lemann; "The Pursuit of Happiness" by Tad Friend; and "Battle Lines" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, April 6th, 2009 (Tad Friend, Seymour Hersh, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Tad Friend, Seymour Hersh, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Mad and Madder", by Nicholas Lemann; "Balancing Banks", by James Surowiecki; "Cash for Keys", by Tad Friend; "Syria Calling", by Seymour Hersh; "Shuttle Diplomacy", by Mike Peed; "Birds, Bees, Fish", by Ben McGrath; "The Longest Run", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Changing Places", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (April 24, 2006)

    • By: David Remnick, Tad Friend, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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    "Ozone Man" by David Remnick; "Shows About Shows" by Tad Friend; "The Payola Game" by James Surowiecki; "High and Low" by Anthony Lane; "The Lonely Planet Guide to My Apartment" by Jonathan Stern; "Getting There" by Nick Paumgarten; and "Game Playing" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (April 9, 2007)

    • By: Philip Gourevitch, James Surowiecki, Jerome Groopman, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Hanging On" by Philip Gourevitch; "Subprime Homesick Blues" by James Surowiecki; "What's Normal?" by Jerome Groopman; "The Knowledge" by Henry Alford; "Cooked Books" by Adam Gopnik; "Blood on the Borders" by Clive James; "Dorian Purple" by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Designated Mourner" by John Lahr; and "In Disguise" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

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