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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 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,072
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
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      4 out of 5 stars 371

    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 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
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      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 (March 31, 2008)

    • By: George Packer, Kate Linthicum, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Native Son", by George Packer; "Cyclotron's Last Stand", by Kate Linthicum; "Too Dumb to Fail", by James Surowiecki; "Pomegranate Princess", by Amanda Fortini; "Great Experiment", by Jeffrey Eugenides; and "The Horror", by Louis Menand.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Mar. 12, 2007)

    • By: Adam Gopnik, James Surowiecki, Michael Specter, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christie Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    "Remains of the Days" by Adam Gopnik; "Reasonable Panic" by James Surowiecki; "The Denialists" by Michael Specter; "Inappropriate" by Paul Rudnick; "The Unthinkable" by Steve Coll; and "Fear Factor" by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (January 28, 2008)

    • By: Adam Gopnik, Nick Paumgarten, Lauren Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    There are eight articles in this edition: "Love and Politics", by Adam Gopnik, "The King of Reading", by Nick Paumgarten, "Splitting Threads", by Lauren Collins, "The Tata Invasion", by James Surowiecki, "The Choice", by George Packer, "Last Session", by John Kenney, "Buying a Cure", by Jerome Groopman, and "Monstrous Times", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (April 3, 2006)

    • By: Steve Coll, David Owen, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    "Deluded" by Steve Coll; "The S.A.T.'s Watchdog" by David Owen; "Printing Money" by James Surowiecki; "My Billy" by Paul Rudnick; "Citizen Penn" by John Lahr; "On Top" by Sasha Frere-Jones: Mariah Carey's record-breaking career; and "Tobacco and Drugs" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Mar. 19, 2007)

    • By: Jeffrey Toobin, James Surowiecki, Larissa MacFarquhar, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
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    "Verdicts" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Satellite Sisters" by James Surowiecki; "Bag Man" by Larissa MacFarquhar; "Lucky Alan" by Jonathan Lethem; "Salvage Artists" by Paul Goldberger; and "Taking Sides" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, April 7, 2008

    • By: Roger Angell, Katherine Stirling, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Green", by Roger Angell; "Va Bene", by Katherine Stirling; "Going for Broke", by James Surowiecki; "Project Trinity", by Kelefa Sanneh; "A.S.A.P.", by Ian Frazier; "The House Behind a Weeping Cherry", by Ha Jin, and "When Soldiers Return" by David Denby.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (April 30, 2007)

    • By: Adam Gopnik, Nick Paumgarten, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall, Dan Bernard, William Dufris
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "Shootings" by Adam Gopnik; "Pinch-Hitters" by Nick Paumgarten; "It's the Workforce, Stupid!" by James Surowiecki; "The Impersonator" by John Lahr; "Four Short Crushes" by Paul Simms; "The Way We Age Now" by Atul Gawande; and "Magnum Farce" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, August 10th & 17th, 2009: Part 2 (Ian Frazier, James Surowiecki, Zev Borow)

    • By: Ian Frazier, James Surowiecki, Zev Borow
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Not Home Yet", by James Surowiecki; "The Park That Ruth Built", by Paul Goldberger; "Being Joni", by Ariel Levy; "Travels in Siberia", by Ian Frazier; and "A Guide to Summer Sun Protection", by Zev Borow.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Aug. 7 & 14, 2006) - Part 2

    • By: James Surowiecki, Ben McGrath, Steve Coll, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    "Unsafe at Any Price" by James Surowiecki; "13D" by Ben McGrath; "The Atomic Emporium" by Steve Coll; "Amateur Hour" by Nicholas Lehman; and "Full Bore" by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Dec. 26, 2005 & Jan. 2, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Ben McGrath, Lauren Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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    "Bah Humbug" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Baghdad to Swarthmore" by Ben McGrath; "Magnum P.I.s" by Lauren Collins; "Blackberry Picking" by James Surowiecki; "Far from Narnia" by Laura Miller; "All that Glitters" by Louis Menand; and "The Other" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Feb. 19 & 26, 2007)

    • Part 2
    • By: James Surowiecki, Susan Orlean, Mark Singer, and others
    • Narrated by: William Dufris, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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    "Troubled Waters Over Oil" by James Surowiecki; "The Origami Lab" by Susan Orlean; "The Castaways" by Mark Singer; and "Big Time" by Sasha Frere-Jones.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (July 10 & 17, 2006) - Part 2

    • By: James Surowiecki, Judith Thurman, Lauren Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    "Too Much Information" by James Surowiecki; "Ready, Set, Rample" by Judith Thurman; "Barefootin'" by Lauren Collins; "Where Hip-Hop Lives" by Ben McGrath; "Fighting Faiths" by George Packer; and "Going Long" by John Cassidy.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Sept. 26, 2005)

    • By: Nicholas Lemann, James Surowiecki, Peter J. Boyer, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    "Insurrection" by Nicholas Lemann; "Pump Pressure" by James Surowiecki; "Gone With the Surge" by Peter J. Boyer; "Intelligent Design" by Paul Rudnick; "The Kingdom" by Michael Specter; "Mammy for the Masses" by Hilton Als; and "Seeing Stars" by Nancy Franklin.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (July 11 & 18, 2005) - Part 1

    • By: Louis Menand, James Surowiecki, Ian Frazier, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Decisions, Decisions" by Louis Menand; "All the Oil in China?" by James Surowiecki; "Square One" by Ian Frazier; "The Experiment" by Jane Mayer; "The Missing Madonna" by Calvin Tomkins; and "Stayin' Alive" by David Denby.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MUST LISTEN

    • By John Doe on 07-07-05

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker (Nov. 20, 2006)

    • By: Hendrik Hertzberg, Jeffrey Goldberg, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    "Thump" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "End of the Affair" by Jeffrey Goldberg; "Elective Economies" by James Surowiecki; "Downfall" by Peter J. Boyer; "Talking Turkey" by Bill Buford; and "Of Human Bondage" 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, June 14th & 21st 2010: Part 2 (James Surowiecki, Salvatore Scibona, Laura Miller)

    • By: James Surowiecki, Salvatore Scibona, Laura Miller
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    "The Regulation Crisis", by James Surowiecki; "Rising", by Lauren Collins; "Soul Slam", by Ben Greenman; "The Kid", by Salvatore Scibona; "Fresh Hell", by Laura Miller; "You, the D. J.", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Bad Boys", by David Denby.

    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 52 mins
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      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

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