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    • The Wisdom of Crowds

    • Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few
    • By: James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
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    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

    Regular price: $27.93

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

    • By: Seymour Hersh, David Sedaris, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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      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 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 (May 8, 2006)

    • By: George Packer, Lauren Collins, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    "Not Wise" by George Packer; "Choke Artist" by Lauren Collins; "Through the Roof" by James Surowiecki; "Memento Mori" by David Sedaris; "Rummy in Love" by Bruce McCall; "Once in a Lifetime" by Jhumpa Lahiri; and "Chosing Sides" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Oct. 31, 2005)

    • By: George Packer, James Surowiecki, Jeffrey Toobin, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    "Saddam On Trial" by George Packer; "Capitol Gains" by James Surowiecki; "Breyer's Big Idea" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Recalled to Life" by Oliver Sacks; "The Children" by William Trevor; and "Troublemakers" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, July 11th & 18th 2011: Part 2 (Philip Gourevitch, David Sedaris, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Philip Gourevitch, David Sedaris, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    "Dodger Mania", by James Surowiecki; “Big Picture”, by Nick Paumgarten; “Jailhouse Rock”, by Ben McGrath; “Climbers", by Philip Gourevitch; and "Easy, Tiger", by David Sedaris.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 31, 2009 (James Surowiecki, Stephen Brill, Elizabeth Kolbert)

    • By: James Surowiecki, Stephen Brill, Elizabeth Kolbert
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    "Iran Show", by Laura Secor; "Status-Quo Anxiety", by James Surowiecki; "The Rubber Room", by Stephen Brill; "The New Anti-Atheists", by James Wood; "Green Like Me", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "For Immediate Release", by Paul Simms; and "Dropping Out", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (June 26, 2006)

    • By: Louis Menand, James Surowiecki, Cynthia Gorney, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    "Name That Tone" by Louis Menand; "FIFA's Fiefdom" by James Surowiecki; "Reversing Roe" by Cynthia Gorney; "What I Learned" by David Sedaris; "The Dessert Lab" by Bill Buford; "Fine Tuning" by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Prisoners" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (August 8 & 15, 2005) - Part 2

    • By: James Surowiecki, Larissa MacFarquhar, Alec Wilkinson, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    "Disk Averse" by James Surowiecki; "Dear Diarist" by Larissa MacFarquhar; "Crosstown Bus" by Alec Wilkinson; "My Bird Problem" by Jonathan Franzen; and "Telling Stories" by Peter Schjeldahl.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Feb. 13 & 20, 2006) - Part 2

    • By: James Surowiecki, Susan Orlean, James B. Stewart, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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    "Overcompensating" by James Surowiecki; "Little Wing" by Susan Orlean; "The Opera Lover" by James B. Stewart; and "Positive Attitude" by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, March 5th 2012 (Nick Paumgarten, Jonah Lehrer, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Nick Paumgarten, Jonah Lehrer, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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    "Satanic Reverses", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "A New Max", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Linjustice", by James Surowiecki; "Magic Mountain", by Nick Paumgarten; "Kin and Kind", by Jonah Lehrer; and "Born Free", by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (August 27, 2007)

    • By: Nicholas Lemann, James Surowiecki, John Seabrook, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Rovian Ways", by Nicholas Lemann; "Beware Bailouts", by James Surowiecki; "Sowing for Apocalypse", by John Seabrook; "My Mega Millions", by Larry Doyle; "The Human Bomb", by Adam Gopnik; "Lone Sailors", by Anthony Lane

    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 50 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, June 10th & 17th 2013: Part 2 (Walter Kirn, Sherman Alexie, by James Surowiecki)

    • By: Walter Kirn, Sherman Alexie, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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    "Inside Tracks", by James Surowiecki; "Queens Woodpile", by Ben McGrath; "Pedigree", by Walter Kirn; "Happy Trails", by Sherman Alexie; and "Trauma Queen", by Emily Nussbaum.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, July 9th & 16th 2012: Part 2 (Dexter Filkins, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Dexter Filkins, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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    "Mind the Gap", by James Surowiecki; "Housing Crisis", by Rebecca Mead; "After America", by Dexter Filkins; "The Mosquito Solution", by Michael Specter; and "Black and Blue", by Emily Nussbaum.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • 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, March 26th 2012 (John Colapinto, Ian Parker, James Surowiecki)

    • By: John Colapinto, Ian Parker, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    "Holding Court", by Jeffrey Toobin; "Sausage", by Ryan Lizza; "The More the Merrier", by James Surowiecki; "Looking Good", by John Colapinto; "Expletives Not Deleted", by Ian Parker; and "Crash Landing", by David Denby.

    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 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      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, February 4th 2013 (Michael Specter, Adam Higginbotham, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Michael Specter, Adam Higginbotham, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
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    "Walking the Walk", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Live from Gaza", by Rebecca Mead; "Requiem for a Dreamliner?", by James Surowiecki; "The Operator", by Michael Specter; "Life at the Top", by Adam Higginbotham; and "The Evil That Men Do", by Anthony Lane.

    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 8 mins
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      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

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