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    • Scale

    • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
    • By: Geoffrey West
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 662
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574

    Visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term complexity can be misleading, however, because what makes West's discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities, and our businesses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and clear enough for a lib arts major

    • By kwdayboise (Kim Day) on 05-29-17
    • The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies
    • By: Geoffrey West
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 05-16-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 662 ratings

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Dark Eden

    • A Novel
    • By: Chris Beckett
    • Narrated by: Matthew Frow, Jayne Entwistle, Ione Butler, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 904
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 843
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 843

    On the alien, sunless planet they call Eden, the 532 members of the Family shelter beneath the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees. Beyond the Forest lie the mountains of the Snowy Dark and a cold so bitter and a night so profound that no man has ever crossed it. The Oldest among the Family recount legends of a world where light came from the sky, where men and women made boats that could cross the stars. These ships brought us here, the Oldest say - and the Family must only wait for the travelers to return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Ripping Yarn

    • By Mark on 04-23-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Tales of the Peculiar

    • By: Ransom Riggs
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow, Bruce Mann, Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494

    Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar - the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops - first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his number-one best-selling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it, great supplement to the series

    • By Unequanimous on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Inquisitor's Tale

    • Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
    • By: Adam Gidwitz
    • Narrated by: Adam Gidwitz, Vikas Adam, Benjamin Bagby, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    It's 1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte...recently brought back from the dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging story, great voice acting, wonderful addition to our family study of medieval Europe!

    • By Corey Hulen on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Scale

    • The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies
    • By: Geoffrey West
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Geoffrey West's research centres on a quest to find unifying principles and patterns connecting everything, from cells and ecosystems to cities, social networks and businesses. Scale addresses big, urgent questions about global sustainability, population explosion, urbanization, ageing, cancer, human life spans and the increasing pace of life but also encourages us to question the world around us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant!

    • By Chris on 09-08-18
    • The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies
    • By: Geoffrey West
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 05-18-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Aliens

    • The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
    • By: Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith, Bruce Mann, Katharine McEwan, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to ET (extraterrestrials); AI (artificial intelligence); and SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence). The debate has intensified over whether life exists outside our solar system, what that life would look like, and whether we'll ever make contact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What science thinks of extraterrestrials

    • By Philomath on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Give the Dark My Love

    • By: Beth Revis
    • Narrated by: Mhairi Morrison, Bruce Mann
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy with only one goal in mind: master the trade of medicinal alchemy. Nedra doesn't quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen. Until she meets Greggori "Grey" Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that's for a good reason: A deadly plague has been sweeping through the north, and it's making its way toward the cities, and Nedra is determined to find a cure.

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Flip the Funnel

    • How to Use Existing Customers to Gain New Ones
    • By: Joseph Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    If there's anything the recession of 2009 taught us, it was the importance of investing in our customers, but when was this any different? So says Joseph Jaffe, bestselling author of Life After the 30-Second Spot and Join the Conversation, and a leading expert and thought leader on new media and social media. In most businesses, it costs roughly five-to-ten times more to acquire a new customer than it does to retain an existing one, and yet companies continue to spend their budgets on the "wrong" things.

    • How to Use Existing Customers to Gain New Ones
    • By: Joseph Jaffe
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 04-18-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $23.08

    • Jack

    • The (Fairly) True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk
    • By: Liesl Shurtliff
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    All work and no play makes Jack extremely bored. And when Jack gets bored, he makes mischief. It’s not that he’s bad; he just longs for adventure - and there's nothing adventurous about toiling day and night to grow yucky green stuff. Adventure finally arrives one day in the form of giants, and soon Jack is chasing them to a land beyond the clouds, with his little sister, Annabella, in tow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By TRACEY HOOPER on 03-13-18
    • The (Fairly) True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk
    • By: Liesl Shurtliff
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 04-14-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Regular price: $32.20

    • Cycles of Time

    • An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
    • By: Roger Penrose
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96

    From the best-selling author of The Emperor’s New Mind and The Road to Reality, a groundbreaking book that provides new views on three of cosmology’s most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is its ultimate future?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult, Awe-inducing and Fascinating

    • By Darkcoffee on 05-29-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Three Moments of an Explosion

    • Stories
    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith, Bruce Mann, Hillary Huber, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70

    London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and onto the land, driven by an obscure but violent purpose. An anatomy student cuts open a cadaver to discover impossibly intricate designs carved into a corpse's bones - designs clearly present from birth, bearing mute testimony to...what? Of such concepts and unforgettable images are made the 28 stories in this collection - many published here for the first time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Surrealist/weird fantasy mindscrews

    • By Ryan on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Mother of Eden

    • By: Chris Beckett
    • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle, Bruce Mann, Heather Wilds, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    Civilization has come to the alien, sunless planet its inhabitants call Eden. Just a few generations ago, the planet's 500 inhabitants huddled together in the light and warmth of the Forest's lantern trees, afraid to venture out into the cold darkness around them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Pick for Best Book of 2015

    • By Em on 12-07-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • In the Warrior's Bed

    • By: Mary Wine
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Cullen McJames will not have his honor sullied, certainly not by his clan's nemesis Laird Erik McQuade. So when McQuade tells the Court of Scotland that Cullen has stolen his daughter's virtue, Cullen steals the daughter instead. Since his brother wed a fetching lass, Cullen's been thinking he, too, needs a wife. A marriage could end the constant war between the clans. And looking on Bronwyn McQuade but once has put her in his dreams for a week.... But Bronwyn won't go quietly.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story - terrible terrible narration

    • By Roberta Chesler on 08-30-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Where the Light Falls

    • A Novel of the French Revolution
    • By: Allison Pataki, Owen Pataki
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Three years after the storming of the Bastille, the streets of Paris are roiling with the spirit of revolution. The citizens of France are enlivened by the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The monarchy of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette has been dismantled - with the help of the guillotine - and a new nation is rising in its place. Jean-Luc, an idealistic young lawyer, moves his wife, Marie, and their infant son from their comfortable life in Marseille to Paris in the hopes of joining the cause.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting historical novel

    • By Carmen Plucinsky on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Looking for Jake

    • Stories
    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley, Enn Reitel, Gildart Jackson, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    What William Gibson did for science fiction, China Miéville has done for fantasy, shattering old paradigms with fiercely imaginative works of startling, often shocking, intensity. Now from this brilliant writer comes a groundbreaking collection of stories, many of them previously unavailable in the United States, and including four never-before-published tales - one set in Miéville’s signature fantasy world of New Crobuzon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Graze Into It

    • By Tim on 07-06-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • In Bed with a Stranger

    • By: Mary Wine
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Brodick McJames is an earl in name only. To secure his clan's future he needs an English wife. Mary Stanford, daughter of the Earl of Warwickshire, will suit perfectly. He's never met her, but what matter? She'll grace his bed eventually, and once she bears his child he need see her no more.Anne Copper looks just like her noble half-sister, but she was born illegitimate, and can never forget it. The best she can hope for is to stay a serving girl in her own father's house.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • NARRATOR NARRATOR NARRATOR!!!!

    • By MM on 11-07-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Who Was Leif Erikson?

    • By: Nico Medina, Who HQ
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Leif Erikson was born to be an explorer. His father, Erik the Red, had established the first European settlement in present-day Greenland, and although he didn't yet know it, Leif was destined to embark on an adventure of his own. The wise and striking Viking landed in the area known as Vinland almost five centuries before Christopher Columbus even set sail! "Leif the Lucky" and the other fierce, sea-fearing pirates were accomplished navigators who raided foreign lands for resources, hunted for their food, and passed down Old Norse myths from one generation to the next.

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Submarine

    • A Novel
    • By: Joe Dunthorne
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Oliver Tate, the dryly precocious, soon-to-be-15-year-old hero of this engagingly offbeat debut novel, lives in the seaside town of Swansea, Wales. At once a self-styled social scientist, a spy in the baffling adult world surrounding him, and a budding, hormone-driven emotional explorer, Oliver is stealthily (and perhaps a bit more nervously than he’d ever admit) nosing his way forward through the murky and uniquely perilous waters of adolescence.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Anatomy Lesson

    • A Novel
    • By: Nina Siegal
    • Narrated by: Nina Siegal, Bruce Mann, Emma Jayne Appleyard, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Commissioned by the Amsterdam Surgeons’ Guild, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was the first major Rembrandt work to catapult the young painter to international fame. Taking this painting as its inspiration, Nina Siegal’s novel The Anatomy Lesson opens on the morning of the medical dissection and follows several characters as they prepare for the evening’s big event:

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I cringed at the narration -- intolerable

    • By mg in New Mexico on 09-21-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Shock of the Fall

    • By: Nathan Filer
    • Narrated by: Bruce Mann
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    While on vacation with their parents, Matthew Homes and his older brother snuck out in the middle of the night. Only Matthew came home safely. Ten years later, Matthew tells us, he has found a way to bring his brother back... What begins as the story of a lost boy turns into a story of a brave man yearning to understand what happened that night, in the years since, and to his very person.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful and moving

    • By Carmiel Banasky on 08-17-15

    Regular price: $34.99

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