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    • The Stuff of Thought

    • Language as a Window into Human Nature
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Dean Olsher
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 726
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 327

    In The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker marries two of the subjects he knows best: language and human nature. The result is a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature. What does swearing reveal about our emotions? Why does innuendo disclose something about relationships? Pinker reveals how our use of prepositions and tenses taps into peculiarly human concepts of space and time, and how our nouns and verbs speak to our notions of matter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Escaping the Cave

    • By Miroslaw on 09-12-09

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Desperate Networks

    • By: Bill Carter
    • Narrated by: Dean Olsher
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In a time of sweeping media change, the four major networks struggle for the attention of American viewers increasingly distracted by cable, video games, and the Internet. Behind boardroom doors, tempers flare in the search for hit shows, which often get on the air purely by accident. The fierce competition creates a pressure-cooker environment where anything can happen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How Sausage is Made

    • By G Barth on 03-04-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Open Letter

    • On Blasphemy, Islamophobia, and the True Enemies of Free Expression
    • By: Charb, Adam Gopnik - foreword
    • Narrated by: Dean Olsher
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Here, published for the first time in English, is Charb's final work. A searing criticism of hypocrisy and racism and a rousing, eloquent defense of free speech, Open Letter shows Charb's words to be as powerful and provocative as his art. This is an essential book about race, religion, the voice of ethnic minorities and majorities in a pluralistic society, and, above all, the right to free expression and the surprising challenges being leveled at it in our fraught and dangerous time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Provocative Material that Arouses the Intellect

    • By T on 05-07-16

    Regular price: $20.52

    • From Square One

    • A Meditation, with Digressions, on Crosswords
    • By: Dean Olsher
    • Narrated by: Dean Olsher
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    It is often repeated that more than 50 million Americans do crossword puzzles on a regular basis. Skeptical of that claim, Dean Olsher does his own research and finds that the number is nearly dead-on. Filled with lively, original reporting, From Square One disputes the widely held belief that solving crosswords helps prevent Alzheimer's; in fact, the drive to fill in empty spaces is more likely a mental illness than a cure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A thoughtful and moving book

    • By Damian on 04-30-11

    Regular price: $7.93