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    • Age of Darkness

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 16
    • By: John French, Graham McNeill, Dan Abnett, and others
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, Martyn Ellis, Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    After the betrayal at Isstvan, Horus begins his campaign against the Emperor, a galaxy-wide war that can lead only to Terra. But the road to the final confrontation between father and son is a long one - seven years filled with secrecy and silence, plans and foundations being formed across distant stars. An unknown history is about to be unveiled as light is shed on the darkest years of the Horus Heresy, and revelations will surface that will shake the Imperium to its very foundation....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short stories

    • By Robert Lindner on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $31.97

    • AIQ

    • How People and Machines Are Smarter Together
    • By: Nick Polson, James Scott
    • Narrated by: Nick Polson, Walter Dixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Dozens of times per day, we all interact with intelligent machines that are constantly learning from the wealth of data now available to them. These machines are remaking the world of the 21st century in the same way that the Industrial Revolution remade the world of the 19th century. AIQ is based on a simple premise: If you want to understand the modern world, then you have to know a little bit of the mathematical language spoken by intelligent machines. AIQ will teach listeners that language - but in an unconventional way, anchored in stories rather than mathematics.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good to begin with, not enough information about AI

    • By RealTruth on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Silent War

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 37
    • By: C Z Dunn, John French, Nick Kyme, and others
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    While loyalist and traitor forces clash on a thousand battlefields across the galaxy, a very different kind of war is being fought in the shadows - a war of subtlety and subterfuge, unknown to many, but one that surely holds the key to victory for either side. Rogal Dorn and his Legion prepare to defend the Solar System against the armies of Warmaster Horus, even as Malcador the Sigillite charges his many agents and spies with missions of the utmost secrecy. The future of the Imperium is being shaped by unseen hands....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen

    • By Tyler on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $31.97

    • The Boys in the Band

    • Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)
    • By: Matt Bell, David A. Gerstner, Amy Villarejo, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul R. Tafoya
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Boys in the Band's debut was revolutionary for its fictional but frank presentation of a male homosexual subculture in Manhattan. Based on Mart Crowley's hit Off-Broadway play from 1968, the film's two-hour running time approximates real time, unfolding at a birthday party attended by nine men whose language, clothing, and behavior evoke a range of urban gay "types." Although various popular critics, historians, and film scholars over the years have offered cursory acknowledgment of the film's importance, more substantive research and analysis have been woefully lacking. The film's neglect among academics belies a rich and rewarding object of study. The Boys in the Band merits not only the close reading that should accompany such a well-made text but also recognition as a landmark almost ideally situated to orient us amid the highly complex, shifting cultural terrain it occupied upon its release-and has occupied since.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • AIQ

    • How Artificial Intelligence Works and How We Can Harness Its Power for a Better World
    • By: Nick Polson, James Scott
    • Narrated by: Nick Polson, Walter Dixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Two leading data scientists offer an up-close and user-friendly look at artificial intelligence: what it is, how it works, where it came from and how to harness its power for a better world. Dozens of times per day, we all interact with intelligent machines that are constantly learning from the wealth of data now available to them. These machines, from smartphones to talking robots to self-driving cars, are remaking the world in the 21st century in the same way that the Industrial Revolution remade the world in the 19th.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Pearl Wars: Skyship Academy, Book 1

    • By: Nick James
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
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      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 60

    A devastated Earth's last hope is found in Pearls: small, mysterious orbs that fall from space and are capable of supplying enough energy to power entire cities. Battling to control the Pearls are the Skyship dwellers -political dissidents who live in massive ships in the Earth's stratosphere - and the corrupt Surface government.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Starts slow but picks up in the quarter...

    • By Karissa Eckert on 12-11-16

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Crimson Rising

    • Skyship Academy, Book 2
    • By: Nick James
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Pearlbreaker Jesse Fisher is on a mission to free as many Drifters as he can - ignoring the direct orders of Captain Alkine. When a mysterious red pearl sets Jesse free from the Skyship brig, he uses it as an opportunity to rescue Cassius from Theo, Madame’s newest protégé. With Skyship agents in hot pursuit, Cassius and Jesse learn they are the children of Haven rebels, sent to Earth to continue the battle against Haven’s totalitarian regime. Outnumbered, their only hope for survival rests on an uneasy alliance with Madame and their other Earth-bound enemies.

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Strikeforce

    • Skyship Academy, Book 3
    • By: Nick James
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    As the alien Authority’s invasion begins, mankind stands on the brink of annihilation. Cassius Stevenson and his brother Jesse Fisher - descendants of the planet Haven’s resistance forces - must forge alliances with the embittered factions on Earth to defend against the brutal attack. But the Authority has only begun to fight. When their terrible new weapon sends Earth’s fragile coalition into turmoil, humanity’s last chance at survival lies in the hands of the two brothers, whose fates are linked more closely than they ever imagined.

    Regular price: $17.96

    • The New Yorker (April 24, 2006)

    • By: David Remnick, Tad Friend, James Surowiecki, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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    "Ozone Man" by David Remnick; "Shows About Shows" by Tad Friend; "The Payola Game" by James Surowiecki; "High and Low" by Anthony Lane; "The Lonely Planet Guide to My Apartment" by Jonathan Stern; "Getting There" by Nick Paumgarten; and "Game Playing" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Supreme Court’s Chance to Rebuild a ‘Constitutional Bulwark’

    • By: James W. Ely Jr., Nick Sibilla
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Supreme Court’s Chance to Rebuild a ‘Constitutional Bulwark’" is from the March 18, 2018 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by James W. Ely Jr. and Nick Sibilla and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The New Yorker, May 14th 2012 (Nick Paumgarten, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Nick Paumgarten, Michael Specter, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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    "Six More Months", by George Packer; "Afterlife", by Christopher Heaney; "Invisible Hand, Greased Palm", by James Surowiecki; "Here’s Looking at You", by Nick Paumgarten; "The Climate Fixers", by Michael Specter; and "Double Lives", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker, March 5th 2012 (Nick Paumgarten, Jonah Lehrer, James Surowiecki)

    • By: Nick Paumgarten, Jonah Lehrer, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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    "Satanic Reverses", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "A New Max", by Reeves Wiedeman; "Linjustice", by James Surowiecki; "Magic Mountain", by Nick Paumgarten; "Kin and Kind", by Jonah Lehrer; and "Born Free", 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
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    "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 (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
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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