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    • Dark Territory

    • The Secret History of Cyber War
    • By: Fred Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126
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    As cyber attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best narrator - Malcolm Hillgartner

    • By Greg Davis on 07-20-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Humans Need Not Apply

    • A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    • By: Jerry Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
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    After billions of dollars and 50 years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read to understand the coming AI shift.

    • By Brad Mills on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Revenge of Geography

    • What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 447
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    In The Revenge of Geography, Robert D. Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world's hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why Don't They Teach This Stuff?

    • By Carole T. on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Return of Marco Polo's World

    • War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-First Century
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Drawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, as well as encounters with preeminent realist thinkers, Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape America's role in a turbulent world: a respect for the limits of Western-style democracy; a delineation between American interests and American values; an awareness of the psychological toll of warfare; a projection of power via a strong navy; and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Essays on the Region of the Silk Road

    • By Jeff Beardsley on 05-19-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Damascus Cover

    • By: Howard Kaplan
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    In a last ditch effort to revive his career, washed-out Agent Ari Ben-Sion accepts a mission he never would have 30 years ago to smuggle a group of Jewish children out of the Damascus ghetto. Or so he thinks. In Damascus, a beautiful American photographer, Kim, seems to be falling in love with Ari, but she is asking too many questions. His communication equipment disappears. His contact never shows up. The operation is only hours away, and everything seems awry. Desperate to succeed, Ari might risk everything. Even his life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gabriel Allon Had better Look Out!

    • By camerartsAW on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Gratitude Diaries

    • How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
    • By: Janice Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Janice Kaplan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
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    On New Year's Eve, journalist and former Parade editor-in-chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next months will have less to do with the events that occur than her own attitude and perspective. Getting advice at every turn from psychologists, academics, doctors, and philosophers, she brings listeners on a smart and witty journey to discover the value of appreciating what you have.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Anonymous on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Grit to Great

    • How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary
    • By: Linda Kaplan Thaler, Robin Koval
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    It is not native intelligence or natural talent that makes people excel, say Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval - it's old-fashioned sweat equity and hard work. And that claim is backed up by new research from MacArthur Fellowship Award winner and University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth, among others. Not everyone is blessed with exceptional intelligence, or wins the gene lottery. But the good news is that you can excel beyond your wildest dreams in your career and your personal life - success is within your grasp - through the right attitude and determination.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Expected more

    • By Shaun Guerrero on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • How to Pay for Health Care

    • By: Michael E. Porter, Robert S. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The United States stands at a crossroads as it struggles with how to pay for health care. The fee-for-service system, the dominant payment model in the US and many other countries, is now widely recognized as perhaps the single biggest obstacle to improving health care delivery.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Sinatra

    • The Chairman
    • By: James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 40 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    Just in time for the Chairman's centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan's best-selling Frank: The Voice - finally the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed "The Entertainer of the Century", deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes) powerful actor, business mogul, tireless lover, and associate of the powerful and infamous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, an excellent addition to Frank The Voice.

    • By Nick on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Murder of Innocence

    • The Tragic Life and Final Rampage of Laurie Dann
    • By: Joel Kaplan, George Papajohn, Eric Zorn
    • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    Early on a May morning in 1988, Laurie Dann, a 30-year-old, profoundly unhappy product of the wealthy North Shore suburb of Chicago, loaded her father's car with a cache of handguns, incendiary chemicals, and arsenic-laced food. Driven by fear and hate, she was going to make something terrible happen. Before the end of the day, Dann had blazed a murderous trail of poison, fire, and bullets through the unsuspecting town of Winnetka, Illinois, and other North Shore suburbs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Applicable to Las Vegas Shooter

    • By Teadrinker on 10-07-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Monsoon

    • The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    On the world maps common in America, the Western Hemisphere lies front and center, while the Indian Ocean region all but disappears. This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now-departed 20th century, but in the 21st century, that focus will fundamentally change. In this pivotal examination of the countries known as “Monsoon Asia”—which include India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania—best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan explains how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A map is worth a thousand words ...

    • By Loren on 06-03-12
    • The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 01-23-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 157 ratings

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Secrets of a Master Closer

    • A Simpler, Easier, and Faster Way to Sell Anything to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
    • By: Mike Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    If you want to know, step by step, how to quickly, easily, and smoothly walk anyone from being a skeptical prospect to a happy customer that refers you friends, family, and colleagues...then you want to read this book.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent book

    • By Klaumbaz on 10-01-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • John Quincy Adams

    • American Visionary
    • By: Fred Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 27 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4 out of 5 stars 133
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    In this fresh and lively biography rich in literary analysis and new historical detail, Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams - the little known and much misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son of John and Abigail Adams - and persuasively demonstrates how Adams's inspiring, progressive vision guided his life and helped shape the course of America.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Destined by birth, mentored by greats...

    • By Jonathan Love on 03-04-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Eurasia's Coming Anarchy

    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As China asserts itself in its nearby seas and Russia wages war in Syria and Ukraine, it is easy to assume that Eurasia’s two great land powers are showing signs of newfound strength. But the opposite is true: increasingly, China and Russia flex their muscles not because they are powerful but because they are weak. Unlike Nazi Germany, whose power at home in the 1930s fueled its military aggression abroad, today’s revisionist powers are experiencing the reverse phenomenon.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • How Russia and China Could Come Unhinged

    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "How Russia and China Could Come Unhinged" is from the March 23, 2018 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Robert D. Kaplan and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Out of the Labyrinth

    • Setting Mathematics Free
    • By: Ellen Kaplan, Robert Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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    Who hasn't feared the math Minotaur in its labyrinth of abstractions? Now, in Out of the Labyrinth, Robert and Ellen Kaplan - the founders of The Math Circle, the popular learning program begun at Harvard in 1994 - reveal the secrets behind their highly successful approach, leading listeners out of the labyrinth and into the joyous embrace of mathematics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marred by mispronouncements & misunderstanding

    • By Twang on 04-27-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dean and Me

    • A Love Story
    • By: Jerry Lewis, James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
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    In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a 50-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and 54th Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You've got to listen to this!

    • By Boone29680 on 12-05-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • How Luck Happens

    • By: Janice Kaplan, Barnaby Marsh
    • Narrated by: Janice Kaplan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    Janice Kaplan is back to tackle another big, mysterious influence in all our lives: luck. And this time she's joined on her journey by coauthor Dr. Barnaby Marsh, a renowned academic who guides her exploration. Together they uncover the unexpected, little-understood science behind what we call "luck", proving that many seemingly random events are actually under your - and everyone's - control. They examine the factors that made stars like Harrison Ford and Jonathan Groff so successful, and learn the real secrets that made Kate Spade and Warby Parker into global brands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kaplan has Done it Again

    • By Terry Lynne Hale on 06-10-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • How Populism Will Change Foreign Policy

    • By: Richard Fontaine, Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Washington’s foreign policy elites have been left just as disoriented by the rise of presidential hopefuls, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, as everyone else. In signaling the rise of populism as a dominant strain in US politics, Trump and Sanders challenge the basic assumptions on which decades of US foreign and domestic policy have been built.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Rethinking Nuclear Policy

    • By: Fred Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Four months into his presidency, at a summit in Prague, Barack Obama pledged to take “concrete steps toward a world without nuclear weapons.” Yet nearly eight years later, he presides over a program to modernize the entire US nuclear arsenal at a cost of $35 billion a year through the next decade and beyond. To those who accuse him of hypocrisy, Obama has said that he always regarded a nuclear-free world as a long-term goal, unlikely to be met in his lifetime, much less his time in office.

    Regular price: $1.95

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