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    • The Storytelling Animal

    • How Stories Make Us Human
    • By: Jonathan Gottschall
    • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 198

    Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It's easy to say that humans are "wired" for story, but why? In this delightful and original book, Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling. He argues that stories help us navigate life's complex social problems.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night...

    • By Carole T. on 10-04-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Professor in the Cage

    • Why Men Fight and Why We like to Watch
    • By: Jonathan Gottschall
    • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn-Baker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves in across the street from his office, Jonathan Gottschall sees a challenge and an opportunity. Pushing 40, out of shape, and disenchanted with his job as an adjunct English professor, part of him yearns to cross the street and join up. The other part is terrified.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I was expecting

    • By Nathan Kemp on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $20.99