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    • Instant Rapport

    • By: Michael Brooks
    • Narrated by: Michael Brooks
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Now you can possess charisma, confidence, and true personal power all winners have: the power of rapport. Instant Rapport allows you to forge an immediate bond with anyone, anywhere. It will literally remake the way the world sees you. Author Michael Brooks, nationally acclaimed communications expert, shares the same Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques he has taught to Fortune 500 executives in his renowned seminars.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Full book?

    • By Andrew P. on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • 13 Things That Don't Make Sense

    • The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
    • By: Michael Brooks
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,424
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,442

    Science starts to get interesting when things don't make sense. Science's best-kept secret is that there are experimental results and reliable data that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. If history is any precedent, we should look to today's inexplicable results to forecast the future of science. Michael Brooks heads to the scientific frontier to meet 13 modern-day anomalies and discover tomorrow's breakthroughs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 10 interesting chapters-read epiloge first

    • By Stephen on 06-10-09

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook

    • By: Michael Brooks
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a landmark in science writing. It resurrects from the vaults of neglect the polymath Jerome Cardano, a Milanese of the 16th century. Who is he? A gambler and blasphemer, inventor and chancer, plagued by demons and anxieties, astrologer to kings, emperors and popes. This stubborn and unworldly man was the son of a lawyer and a brothel keeper but also a gifted physician and the unacknowledged discoverer of the mathematical foundations of quantum physics.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • At the Edge of Uncertainty

    • 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise
    • By: Michael Brooks
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The atom, the big bang, DNA, natural selection - all are ideas that have revolutionized science; and all were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped in recent years, and in At the Edge of Uncertainty, best-selling author Michael Brooks investigates the new wave of radical insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • All smoke, no fire

    • By Kenton on 07-25-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Go-Go Years

    • The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s
    • By: John Brooks, Michael Lewis (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 43
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    The Go-Go Years is the harrowing and humorous story of the growth stocks of the 1960s and how their meteoric rise caused a multitude of small investors to thrive until the devastating market crashes in the 1970s. It was a time when greed drove the market and fast money was being made and lost as the "go-go" stocks surged and plunged. Included are the stories of such high-profile personalities as H. Ross Perot, who lost $450 million in one day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colorful, illuminating, puckish

    • By Philo on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Secret Anarchy of Science: Free Radicals

    • By: Michael Brooks
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 100
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      4 out of 5 stars 83
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 85

    This thrilling exploration of some of the greatest breakthroughs in science reveals the extreme lengths some scientists go to in order to make their theories public. Fraud, suppressing evidence, and unethical or reckless PR games are sometimes necessary to bring the best and most brilliant discoveries to the world's attention. Inspiration can come from the most unorthodox of places, and Brooks introduces us to Nobel laureates who get their ideas through drugs, dreams, and hallucinations. .

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Scientific Insights

    • By Jacqui on 09-04-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Ep. 16: Cuisine with Michelle Buteau (Sounds Like America)

    • By: Michelle Buteau, Michael Ian Black, Jamie Lee, and others
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    [Contains explicit content] Join comedian and host Michelle Buteau in a deep food coma as she hosts a comedic journey through the underbelly of American cuisine. You'll hear stories about comedians' favorite snacks, guilty pleasures (McRib) and food fantasies. The comedy in this episode was recorded at live venues all around the country.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Max Brooks

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Max Brooks
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    When you grow up the only child of two very famous parents, most people don’t expect much from you, but Max Brooks wanted to prove to himself that he was more than just “Mel Brook’s brat.” After trying his hand at various pursuits, he channeled his lifelong inclination toward the worst case scenario and wrote The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, which not only became huge hits among zombie fans.

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Film Academy Governors Take On Race and Ratings

    • By: Michael Cieply, Brooks Barnes
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Film Academy Governors Take On Race and Ratings" is from the March 13, 2016, Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Oscars Less White? There's No Shortage of Black Films in 2016

    • By: Michael Cieply, Brooks Barnes
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Oscars Less White? There's No Shortage of Black Films in 2016" is from the May 09, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • At Oscars, Chris Rock Scores and 'Spotlight' Takes Center Stage

    • By: Michael Cieply, Brooks Barnes
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "At Oscars, Chris Rock Scores and 'Spotlight' Takes Center Stage" is from the Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 'The Revenant' Leads Field with 12 Oscar Nominations

    • By: Brooks Barnes, Michael Cieply
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "'The Revenant' Leads Field with 12 Oscar Nominations" is from the Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Intriguing Scientific Mysteries

    • By: Michael Brooks
    • Narrated by: Matt Addis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
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      4 out of 5 stars 63
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      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Science starts to get interesting when things don'’t make sense. Even today, there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the 16th century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In 13 Things That Don'’t Make Sense, Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow'’s breakthroughs.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Too much non-science for my taste.

    • By Robert Patterson on 09-14-11

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Audible Comedy Collection: Best of The Midwest

    • By: Andy Woodhull, Godfrey, Michael Palascak, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] Audible Comedy is proud to share with you some of their favorite stand-up comics who honed their craft from the great Midwest. Get to know each of these standout stand-ups an hour at a time as they give new meaning to the phrase "Midwest Nice."

    Regular price: $17.95

    • More Conversations with Pop

    • By: Michael D Brooks
    • Narrated by: Richard Frances
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    More Conversations with Pop is a fun collection of quick flash fiction stories of conversations between a father and his son. Pop has a unique (and sometime annoying) way of viewing life but always finds ways to impart nuggets of wisdom, while engaging in humorous verbal sparring matches with his son who is always there to keep his father grounded. More Conversations with Pop is the second book where listeners get a glimpse into the fascinating mind of Pop.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Conversations with Pop

    • The Musings of an Average Guy
    • By: Michael D Brooks
    • Narrated by: Richard Frances
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Conversations with Pop is a series of flash fiction stories between a father and his son as they discuss Pop's unique take on life while he imparts some of his "wisdom" to his son on everything from reading, driving, social networking, technology, and the way things used to be.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • At the Edge of Uncertainty

    • 11 Discoveries Taking Science by Surprise
    • By: Michael Brooks
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The atom. The big bang. DNA. Natural selection. All ideas that have revolutionised science - and that were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped: here, Michael Brooks, best-selling author of 13 Things That Don't Make Sense, investigates the new wave of unexpected insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery. Through 11 radical new insights, Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world.

    Regular price: $18.95

    • Kingdom of Olives and Ash

    • Writers Confront the Occupation
    • By: Michael Chabon - editor, Ayelet Waldman - editor, Colum McCann, and others
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Fred Sanders
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers, Madeleine Thien, Eimear McBride and Taiye Selasi and editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

    Regular price: $18.11