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    • Sapiens

    • A Brief History of Humankind
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,291
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,855
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,785

    Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing

    • By Sam A. Havens on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,331
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,320

    Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Noah Lugeons on 09-11-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,705
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10,442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,361

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but...

    • By Josh on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Jewel of Dantenos

    • The FREE Lee Starfinder Adventure: from the World of the Godling Chronicles, Book 0.5
    • By: Brian D. Anderson
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,406
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,080
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,090

    Filled with confidence and no small measure of arrogance, young Lee Starfinder, along with Millet Gristall, set off on their very first adventure. Lee quickly discovers that life beyond Hazrah can be far deadlier than he could have ever imagined. And soon he must learn that muscle and steel cannot replace loyalty, bravery and friendship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • guess just not me

    • By Hunter on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 281

    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Zealots beware!

    • By knaan on 09-01-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Graveyard Book: Full-Cast Production

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,686
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,973
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,946

    Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack - who has already killed Bod's family…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unique children's story... Loved it!

    • By shelley on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $26.23

    • Hit Makers

    • The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
    • By: Derek Thompson
    • Narrated by: Derek Thompson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006

    Nothing "goes viral". If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today's crowded media environment, you're missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history - of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. In his groundbreaking investigation, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A lot more interesting than I expected...

    • By Mr on 04-22-17
    • The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
    • By: Derek Thompson
    • Narrated by: Derek Thompson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 02-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,113 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Sleepwalkers

    • How Europe Went to War in 1914
    • By: Christopher Clark
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407

    The Sleepwalkers is historian Christopher Clark's riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself but on the complex events and relationships that led a group of well-meaning leaders into brutal conflict.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reexamining the Causes of WWI

    • By Christoph L. on 07-13-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Crusades

    • The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land
    • By: Thomas Asbridge
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge - a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker) - covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, listenable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learned more from this than in the past 60 years.

    • By T. Anderson on 09-24-16

    Regular price: $55.90

    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,039
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,795
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,786

    Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing book

    • By Bradley Janse van Rensburg on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

    • The Chronicles of Narnia
    • By: C.S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,039
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,066

    The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his first voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, their cousin Eustace, and Caspian to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful narration of a beloved classic

    • By Laurie on 03-26-17

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Capitalism Without Capital

    • The Rise of the Intangible Economy
    • By: Jonathan Haskel, Stian Westlake
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 153

    Early in the 21st century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, or software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating topic

    • By GSS on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • How to Make It in the New Music Business

    • Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician
    • By: Ari Herstand
    • Narrated by: Ari Herstand, Derek Sivers
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    In the last decade, no industry has been through as much upheaval and turmoil as the music industry. If you're looking for quick fame and instant success, you're in the wrong field. It's now a democratic DIY business, and any guide to success in these new waters must be told by someone who's already survived them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic! could not stop listening.

    • By Anonymous User on 08-14-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Soulmarked

    • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 3
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

     To the north, Annise Gäric ventures into the Hinterlands to discover the truth of the Sleeping Knights, who may be the only hope for her kingdom. Meanwhile, Tarin Sheary travels to Darrin in a desperate bid to repel the eastern forces amassing at Crow's Nest. Unbeknownst to either of them, a new threat rises in Blackstone. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration the best

    • By Brian Bushue on 09-24-18

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Fatemarked

    • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 1
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 643
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 598

    They are the fatemarked. Misunderstood. Worshipped. Hated. Murdered at birth. Their time to step into the light has come. An ancient prophecy foretold their coming, the chosen few who will bring peace to a land embroiled in a century of mistrust and war. When kings start dying, that hope and belief swiftly turns to fear. Roan Loren is one of the fatemarked, but has hidden his mark of power his entire life, fearing the damage it might cause to those around him. A great evil is coming. He can't hide anymore.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • boring

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Society of the Sword Trilogy

    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 31 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,740
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,473
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,466

    When Soren is plucked from the streets and given a place at the prestigious academy of swordsmanship, he thinks his dream of being a great swordsman has become a possibility. However, with great intrigues unfolding all around him, Soren discovers that he is little more than a pawn to the ambitions of others.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series Overall, but seemed Rushed

    • By Daniel on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Truthmarked

    • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 2
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 22 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398

    While Annise Gäric and her forces march on Castle Hill to retake the northern throne, her cousin, Rhea Loren, wages a naval war against Blackstone. Meanwhile, Roan Loren and Gwendolyn Storm struggle to breach the gnarled, vine-choked undergrowth of the Tangle in their quest to reach Knight's End and learn more of the true purpose of the fatemarked. In the south, a Calypsian empress is murdered, and her daughters fight to claim the empire and wage a civil war against their estranged father's armies. In Phanes, slavery runs rampant while a rebel group fights to free the oppressed people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful and well written/read story.

    • By dzelko on 08-02-18

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Capital: Volume 1

    • A Critique of Political Economy
    • By: Karl Marx, Samuel Moore - translation, Edward Aveling - translation
    • Narrated by: Derek Le Page
    • Length: 43 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    It can be said of very few books that the world was changed as a result of its publication - but this is certainly the case of Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1818-1883). Volume 1 appeared (in German) in 1867, and the two subsequent volumes appeared at later dates after the author's death - completed from extensive notes left by Marx himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Economics Text - A Good Listen

    • By Earth Lover on 04-01-18

    Regular price: $57.59

    • Deathmarked

    • The Fatemarked Epic, Book 4
    • By: David Estes
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    While the war for the Four Kingdoms drags on, a new threat emerges from across the sea. To the North, Annise Gäric seek to rescue Lady Zelda and retake Castle Hill from the sellswords known as the Brotherhood. In the back of her mind is a growing fear, something she can't quite explain. Meanwhile, Lisbeth Lorne tries to regain control of the ancient army of Sleeping Knights before they become the horde of death her soulmark has shown to her in visions. In the West, Rhea Loren find herself at a crossroads: continue down the path of destruction or seek another way, another life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great storyline, keeps your mind working

    • By Heidi on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 712
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 614
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The book is great but the narrative is incomplete

    • By Muzzaffar on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $30.69

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