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    • Dark Pools

    • High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System
    • By: Scott Patterson
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 651
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 651

    In the beginning was Josh Levine, an idealistic programming genius who dreamed of wresting control of the market from the big exchanges that, again and again, gave the giant institutions an advantage over the little guy. Levine created a computerized trading hub named "Island" where small traders swapped stocks, and over time his invention morphed into a global electronic stock market that sent trillions in capital through a vast jungle of fiber-optic cables.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitive history on Electronic Trading

    • By Gary on 08-17-12
    • High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System
    • By: Scott Patterson
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 739 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Development as Freedom

    • By: Amartya Sen
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
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      4 out of 5 stars 63
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      4 out of 5 stars 63

    By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development - for both rich and poor - in the 21st century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, intellectual, political, or religious tradition, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The book that launched a field

    • By Bryan on 06-07-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Storm of the Century

    • Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900
    • By: Al Roker, William Hogeland
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
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      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 98

    On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and 15-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the prosperous and growing port city on Texas' Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, when the storm had passed, the city that had existed just hours before was gone. Shattered, grief-stricken survivors emerged to witness a level of destruction never before seen: 8,000 corpses littered the streets and were buried under the massive wreckage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent read

    • By Paul on 09-12-15

    Regular price: $25.09

    • One, Two, Three

    • Absolutely Elementary Mathematics
    • By: David Berlinski
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    In his latest foray into mathematics, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be asked: What is a number? How do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division actually work? What are geometry and logic? As he delves into these subjects, he discovers and lucidly describes the beauty and complexity behind their seemingly simple exteriors, making clear how and why these mercurial, often slippery concepts are essential to who we are.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A combination of banal, confusing, and dull

    • By Mr. Anonymous on 08-13-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Wisdom of the Kabbalah

    • By: The Wisdom Series
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While many readers may have heard of Kabbalah in recent years, how many understand the origins and unique perspective of this collection of Jewish mystical beliefs? Handed down in the oral tradition for thousands of years and transcribed in fourteenth-century Spain, the Kabbalah is the classical expression of Jewish mysticism. This collection draws from the main work of Kabbalah and offers insight into the great body of Hebrew literature that sprang up and grew parallel to the traditional writings of rabbinical literature.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Dark Pools

    • The Rise of A.I. Trading Machines and the Looming Threat to Wall Street
    • By: Scott Patterson
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Dark Pools is the pacy, revealing, and profoundly chilling tale of how global markets have been hijacked by trading robots - many so self-directed that humans can’t predict what they’ll do next. It’s the story of the blisteringly intelligent computer programmers behind the rise of these ‘bots’. And it’s a timely warning that as artificial intelligence gradually takes over, we could be on the verge of global meltdown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • interesting read

    • By Katerina on 11-18-17
    • The Rise of A.I. Trading Machines and the Looming Threat to Wall Street
    • By: Scott Patterson
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 10-02-14
    • 5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Present at the Creation

    • The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider
    • By: Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest, and by far the most powerful, machine ever built. A project of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, its audacious purpose is to re-create, in a 16.5-mile-long circular tunnel under the French-Swiss countryside, the immensely hot and dense conditions that existed some 13.7 billion years ago within the first trillionth of a second after the fiery birth of our universe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, at times goes too fast to follow

    • By Stef on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Free Ride

    • How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back
    • By: Robert Levine
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    How did the newspaper, music, and film industries go from raking in big bucks to scooping up digital dimes? Their customers were lured away by the free ride of technology. Now, business journalist Robert Levine shows how they can get back on track. On the Internet, “information wants to be free.” This memorable phrase shaped the online business model, but it is now driving the media companies on whom the digital industry feeds out of business. Today, newspaper stocks have fallen to all-time lows as papers are pressured to give away content, music sales have fallen by more than half....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • misleading subtitle

    • By Dave on 11-18-11
    • How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back
    • By: Robert Levine
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 10-25-11
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Marked for Death

    • Dying for the Story in the World’s Most Dangerous Places, aka Murder Without Borders
    • By: Terry Gould
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Where do journalists find the guts to keep telling the truth in places where truth-telling will get them murdered? Organizations such as the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters sans frontières bring us the death toll from around the world, and that number is truly daunting: since 1992 more than 730 journalists have been killed - nearly three-quarters of them targeted and murdered. Over 85% of the fallen have been local journalists trying to unveil violence and corruption in their own back yards. Worse, 95% of the people who ordered their murder remain unpunished.

    • Dying for the Story in the World’s Most Dangerous Places, aka Murder Without Borders
    • By: Terry Gould
    • Narrated by: Byron Wagner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 05-25-11
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $28.63