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    • Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
    • By: Tom Vanderbilt
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This audiobook will make you think about it in a whole new light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Driving Towards Traffic

    • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12
    • Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
    • By: Tom Vanderbilt
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 08-28-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 539 ratings

    Regular price: $35.93

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    • Taste in an Age of Endless Choice
    • By: Tom Vanderbilt
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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    Why is showing up to work wearing the same outfit as a coworker so embarrassing? Why do we venerate so many artists who were controversial or ignored during their lifetimes? What makes an ideal cat an ideal cat, or an ideal beer an ideal beer, in the eyes of expert judges? From the tangled underpinnings of our food taste to our unsettling insecurity before unfamiliar works of art to the complex dynamics of our playlists and the pop charts, our preferences and opinions are constantly being shaped by countless forces.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Isaac Lyman on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Evolutionary Reason Why We're so Obsessed With Emoji

    • By: Tom Vanderbilt
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Studies suggest we are now more comfortable expressing ourselves with emoji than words. But the power of visual communication has always been vital to our survival.

    Regular price: $1.18

    • Traffic

    • Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
    • By: Tom Vanderbilt
    • Narrated by: David Slavin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
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    Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This audiobook will make you think about it in a whole new light.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How's My Driving?

    • By Craig on 01-17-09
    • Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
    • By: Tom Vanderbilt
    • Narrated by: David Slavin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 09-02-08
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Psychology of Genre

    • By: Tom Vanderbilt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "The Psychology of Genre" is from the May 28, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Tom Vanderbilt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Traffic

    • By: Tom Vanderbilt
    • Narrated by: David Slavin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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    Why does the other lane always seem to be moving faster? What does the way you drive say about you? Is the road a microcosm of society or an autonomous republic that functions according to its own set of rules? Does traffic work the same all over the world?

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Robots Are Like Babies — They Learn From Us

    • By: Tom Vanderbilt
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Predictive intelligence is learning from our every move — and figuring out how to enhance them.

    Regular price: $1.18