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    • Why Buddhism Is True

    • The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment
    • By: Robert Wright
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,828
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,502

    From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. In Why Buddhism Is True, Wright leads listeners on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than a beginner's guide...

    • By Rugger Burke on 09-12-17

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Moral Animal

    • Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
    • By: Robert Wright
    • Narrated by: Greg Thornton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,210
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      4 out of 5 stars 988
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 994

    Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics - as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ridiculously Insightful

    • By Liron on 10-25-10
    • Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
    • By: Robert Wright
    • Narrated by: Greg Thornton
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 06-29-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,210 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • American Desperado

    • My Life - From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset
    • By: Jon Roberts, Evan Wright
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,066

    In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times best-selling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned, began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys. Those conversations would last three years, during which time Wright came to realize that Roberts was much more than the de-facto “transportation chief” of the Medellin Cartel during the 1980s, much more than a facilitator of a national drug epidemic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BEST First Person (realistic) Criminal Account

    • By aaron on 12-05-11

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Evolution of God

    • By: Robert Wright
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 817
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 467

    In this sweeping narrative, which takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting and thought provoking

    • By Joseph on 02-09-10

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Nonzero

    • The Logic of Human Destiny
    • By: Robert Wright
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    At the beginning of Nonzero, Robert Wright sets out to "define the arrow of the history of life, from the primordial soup to the World Wide Web." Twenty-two chapters later, after a sweeping and vivid narrative of the human past, he has succeeded and has mounted a powerful challenge to the conventional view that evolution and human history are aimless.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Nice Follow-Up...

    • By Douglas on 12-18-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Episode 54: Syria, the World’s Nightmare

    • By: David Remnick, Adam Davidson, Omar Dawood, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    What began as an Arab Spring uprising has turned into a grinding six-year civil war and the worst humanitarian crisis of the twenty-first century...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Our Man in Tehran

    • By: Robert Wright
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. The Americans were caught entirely by surprise, and what began as a swift and seemingly short-lived takeover evolved into a crisis that would see 54 embassy personnel held hostage, most for 444 days. As Tehran exploded in a fury of revolution, six American diplomats secretly escaped.

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Go Guide: 10 Steps for Innovations in Ministry from Luke 10

    • By: Robert C. Wright, Donna S. Mote
    • Narrated by: Robert C. Wright, Donna S. Mote
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 10 brief chapters Bishop Robert C. Wright and Missioner Donna S. Mote excavate and examine 10 principles for innovations in ministry drawn from the Gospel of Luke Chapter 10 that address questions for the Church going into the world. This is the curriculum for the kinds of missional activity being developed in the Diocese of Atlanta. We challenge ourselves and the world to love like Jesus as we worship joyfully, serve compassionately, and grow spiritually.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Corporation Nation

    • Haney Foundation Series
    • By: Robert E. Wright
    • Narrated by: David Stifel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Bolstered with archival and original data, including the first complete count of American business corporations before the Civil War, Corporation Nation makes a compelling argument for improved internal governance and more effective external government regulation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential USA business history

    • By Philo on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • American Desperado

    • My Life as a Cocaine Cowboy
    • By: Jon Roberts, Evan Wright
    • Narrated by: Christina Rooney, Erik Davies, Johnathan McClain, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    American Desperado is possibly the most jaw-dropping, event-filled, adrenaline-soaked criminal autobiography ever written. Like a real-life Scarface Jon was born into the upper levels of the Gambino crime family and witnessed his first murder at age seven. He became a one-man juvenile crime wave before joining an assassination squad in Vietnam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gripping and gritty real-life crime

    • By James Prendergast on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $25.68