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    • Antifragile

    • Things That Gain from Disorder
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,661
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,102

    In The Black Swan Taleb outlined a problem, and in Antifragile he offers a definitive solution: how to gain from disorder and chaos while being protected from fragilities and adverse events. For what Taleb calls the "antifragile" is actually beyond the robust, because it benefits from shocks, uncertainty, and stressors, just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension. The antifragile needs disorder in order to survive and flourish. Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good ideas, smart guy, not smart as HE thinks

    • By Philo on 12-24-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Skin in the Game

    • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,057
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,767

    In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliance smothered by Condescension and Petty Squabbling

    • By Jeremy on 03-11-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • She Has Her Mother's Laugh

    • The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
    • By: Carl Zimmer
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    She Has Her Mother's Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes. We need a new definition of what heredity is and, through Carl Zimmer's lucid exposition and storytelling, this resounding tour de force delivers it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Changed this strict genetic determinist's mind

    • By Anonymous User on 06-11-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Countdown to Zero Day

    • Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
    • By: Kim Zetter
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175

    Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare - one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Story, Terrible Production Quality

    • By Baumerx20 on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Future Grace

    • The Purifying Power of the Promises of God, Revised Edition
    • By: John Piper
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 119

    In this revision of a foundational work, John Piper reveals how grace is not only God’s undeserved gift to us in the past, but also God’s power to make good happen for us today, tomorrow, and forever. True life for the follower of Jesus really is a moment-by-moment trust that God is dependable and fulfills his promises. This is living by faith in future grace, which provides God's mercy, provision, and wisdom - everything we need - to accomplish his good plans for us. In Future Grace, chapter by chapter - one for each day of the month - Piper reveals how cherishing the promises of God helps break the power of persistent sin issues.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Book is great but Audible screwed up the ch breaks

    • By Sabrina on 07-28-17
    • The Purifying Power of the Promises of God, Revised Edition
    • By: John Piper
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 09-18-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 143 ratings

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Wishes Won't Bring Riches

    • The Mental Dynamite Series
    • By: Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman, Christopher Grove
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Believe in yourself. Have faith. We often hear these expressions. But faith is not enough. We need applied faith. In three hard-hitting chapters, motivational master Napoleon Hill teaches you how to transform belief to action, and faith into real-life plans.

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Summer Guest

    • By: Justin Cronin
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Abby Craden, Alex McKenna, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    On an evening in late summer, the great financier Harry Wainwright, nearing the end of his life, arrives at a rustic fishing camp in a remote area of Maine. He comes bearing two things: his wish for a day of fishing in a place that has brought him solace for 30 years, and an astonishing bequest that will forever change the lives of those around him. From the battlefields of Italy to the turbulence of the Vietnam era, to the private battles of love and family, The Summer Guest reveals the full history of this final pilgrimage.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Regretable

    • By ewock on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

    • Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know to Get a Job in the New Economy
    • By: William Poundstone
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75

    You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and thrown in a blender. The blades start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do? If you want to work at Google, or any of America's best companies, you need to have an answer to this and other puzzling questions. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? covers the importance of creative thinking, ways to get a leg up on the competition, what your Facebook page says about you, and much more.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, but not in Audio...

    • By Michael on 01-09-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Revolution Was Televised

    • The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Changed TV Drama Forever
    • By: Alan Sepinwall
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    The Sopranos. Oz. The Wire. Deadwood. The Shield. Lost. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 24. Battlestar Galactica. Friday Night Lights. Mad Men. Breaking Bad. These 12 shows, and the many more they made possible, ushered in a new golden age of television, one that made people take the medium more seriously than ever before. Alan Sepinwall became a TV critic right before this creative revolution began, was there to chronicle this incredible moment in pop culture history, and along the way changed the nature of television criticism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Very Interesting Read

    • By Jeff on 03-18-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?

    • .... and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-box at the Vatican Observatory
    • By: Guy Consolmagno SJ, Paul Mueller
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman, Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    "Imagine if a Martian showed up, all big ears and big nose like a child’s drawing, and he asked to be baptized. How would you react?" Pope Francis posed that question - without insisting on an answer! - to provoke deeper reflection about inclusiveness and diversity in the Church. But it's not the first time that question has been asked.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting topic

    • By Bove Freedom Equity on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Chasing Phil

    • The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man
    • By: David Howard
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    The Thunderbird Motel, 1977. J. J. Wedick and Jack Brennan - two fresh-faced, maverick FBI agents - were about to embark on one of their agency's first wire-wearing undercover missions. Their target? Charismatic, globetrotting con man Phil Kitzer, whom some called the world's greatest swindler. From the Thunderbird, the three men took off to Cleveland, to Miami, to Hawaii, to Frankfurt, to the Bahamas - meeting other members of Kitzer's crime syndicate and powerful politicians and businessmen he fooled at each stop.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • hilarious

    • By dogcow on 05-05-18
    • The Adventures of Two Undercover Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man
    • By: David Howard
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 10-10-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 37 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • She Has Her Mother's Laugh

    • By: Carl Zimmer
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    She Has Her Mother’s Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes. As the technology for studying genes became cheaper, millions of people ordered genetic tests to link themselves to missing parents, to distant ancestors, to ethnic identities....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Horizon-expanding

    • By Felix Andrews on 08-25-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Speak

    • A Novel
    • By: Louisa Hall
    • Narrated by: Suzan Crowley, Christopher Ashman, Adrienne Rusk, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    In a narrative that spans geography and time, from the Atlantic Ocean in the 17th century to a correctional institute in Texas in the near future, and told from the perspectives of five very different characters, Speak considers what it means to be human and what it means to be less than fully alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This may be one of the most influential books to live onto the future.

    • By Nick Jazayeri DMD on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Island of Vice

    • Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean up Sin-Loving New York
    • By: Richard Zacks
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    In the 1890s, New York City was America’s financial, manufacturing, and entertainment capital, and also its preferred destination for sin, teeming with forty thousand prostitutes, glittery casinos, and all-night dives. Police cap­tains took hefty bribes to see nothing while reformers writhed in frustration. With cameos by Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, and a horde of very angry cops, Island of Vice is an unforgettable snap­shot of turn-of-the-century New York in all its seedy glory and a brilliant miniature of one of America’s most colorful presidents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and informative

    • By Carrie Taylor on 04-22-12
    • Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean up Sin-Loving New York
    • By: Richard Zacks
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 03-13-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 166 ratings

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Law of the Jungle

    • The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win
    • By: Paul M. Barrett
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco. The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields. During twenty years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron's lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By HGC on 11-22-15
    • The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win
    • By: Paul M. Barrett
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 09-23-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Chasing Phil

    • The Adventures of Two Undercover FBI Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man
    • By: David Howard
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    J. J. Wedick and Jack Brennan, two fresh-faced FBI agents, were about to go undercover. Their target: the charismatic, globe-trotting con man Phil Kitzer, who was responsible for swindling (and spending) millions of dollars and whom some called the world's greatest.

    • The Adventures of Two Undercover FBI Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man
    • By: David Howard
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 03-08-18
    • Not rated yet

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Speak

    • By: Louisa Hall
    • Narrated by: Suzan Crowley, Bill Jurney, Christopher Ashman, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    She cannot run. She cannot walk. She cannot even blink. As her batteries run down for the final time, all she can do is speak. Will you listen? Speak is the story of artificial intelligence and those who loved it, hated it, and created it. Spanning geography and time, the novel takes us from Alan Turing's conviction in the 1950s to a Silicon Valley wunderkind imprisoned in 2040 for creating illegally lifelike dolls.

    Regular price: $15.48