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    • Other People's Money

    • The Real Business of Finance
    • By: John Kay
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship of existing ones, and far too much to secondary-market dealing in existing assets. Regulation has contributed more to the problems than the solutions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listened twice. Everyone must read this.

    • By Tristan on 01-18-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Obliquity

    • Why our goals are best achieved indirectly
    • By: John Kay
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    A leading economist charts the indirect road to happiness and wealth. Using dozens of practical examples from the worlds of business, politics, science, sports, literature, even parenting, esteemed economist John Kay proves a notion that feels at once paradoxical and deeply commonsensical: The best way to achieve any complex or broadly defined goal-from happiness to wealth to profit to preventing forest fires-is the indirect way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great material. Terrible narrator

    • By Thirdwaver on 12-19-14
    • Why our goals are best achieved indirectly
    • By: John Kay
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 06-22-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 40 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Great War

    • Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War
    • By: David Almond, John Boyne, Tracy Chevalier, and others
    • Narrated by: Nico Evers-Swindell, JD Jackson, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A toy soldier. A butter dish. A compass. Mundane objects, perhaps, but to the remarkable authors in this collection, artifacts such as these have inspired stories that go to the heart of the human experience of World War I. Each author was invited to choose an object that had a connection to the war - a writing kit for David Almond, a helmet for Michael Morpurgo - and use it as the inspiration for an original short story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely thought provoking stories about events that should not be forgotten.

    • By Carrie Arnold on 09-26-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Live Presidential Debate Coverage

    • By: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlie Rose
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Tonight on the program, live coverage of the first Presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Mark Halperin; John Heilemann; Maureen Dowd; Jeff Greenfield; Mike Allen; Katty Kay; and Frank Luntz.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Live Debate Analysis

    • By: Charlie Rose, Al Hunt, John Dickerson, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Tonight on the program, live analysis of the third and final presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Al Hunt, John Dickerson, Kathleen Parker, Steve McMahon, Dan Senor, Jeff Greenfield, Katty Kay, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

    Regular price: $4.95