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    • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

    • A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
    • By: John M.; Nan Gottman; Silver
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140

    Straightforward in its approach, yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this book teach partners new and startling strategies for making marriage work. Gottman has scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behavior that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples to focus on one another and pay attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for someone too busy to read... but

    • By A. S. on 08-20-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • This Will Make You Smarter

    • New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson, Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 196
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 149
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 152

    What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A sampler of spicy ideas to liven up the mind

    • By Philo on 03-19-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • History Is Wrong

    • By: Erich von Daniken
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 338
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      4 out of 5 stars 286
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      4 out of 5 stars 290

    Erich von Däniken again shows his flair for revealing truths that his contemporaries have missed. After closely analyzing hundreds of ancient and apparently unrelated texts, he is now ready to proclaim that human history is nothing like the world religions claim---and he has the proof! In History Is Wrong, von Däniken takes a closer look at the fascinating Voynich manuscript, which has defied all attempts at decription since its discovery, and makes some intriguing revelations about the equally incredible book of Enoch.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Voynich Manuscript to nowhere

    • By Mario on 01-05-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Days of Infamy: A Novel of Alternate History

    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
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      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched an attack against U.S. naval forces stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. But what if the Japanese followed up their air assault with an invasion and occupation of Hawaii? This is the question explored by Harry Turtledove in Days of Infamy, with frightening implications.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Could not finish it

    • By Marion M Miller on 01-09-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Winner-Take-All Politics

    • How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class
    • By: Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    We all know that the very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades while most Americans haven't. In fact, the exorbitantly paid have continued to thrive during the current economic crisis, even as the rest of Americans have fallen behind. Why do the "have-it-alls" have so much more? Lots of so-called experts claim to have solved this great mystery, but no one has really gotten to the bottom of it---until now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • VERY INSIGHTFUL

    • By Ray on 04-10-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Little Bets

    • How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries
    • By: Peter Sims
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 252
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      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 198

    What do Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the story developers at Pixar films, and the Army Chief of Strategic Plans all have in common? Best-selling author Peter Sims found that all of them have achieved breakthrough results by methodically taking small, experimental steps in order to discover and develop new ideas.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Heard it all Before

    • By Daryl Kulak on 01-16-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Storms of My Grandchildren

    • The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe
    • By: James Hansen
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    In Storms of My Grandchildren, James Hansen - the nation's leading scientist on climate issues - speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. Although Hansen was Al Gore's science adviser for the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, his recent data shows that our situation is even more dire today.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too Bad this critical read is so boring!

    • By Michael G on 07-06-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Hitler's War

    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    The New York Times best-selling master of alternate history delivers the captivating first novel in his new World War II series. Harry Turtledove imagines how the war in Europe would have ended had British prime minister Chamberlain refused to allow Hitler's annexation of the Sudetenland.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By B Daigle on 01-04-10

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Fighting With the Filthy Thirteen

    • The World War II Story of Jack Womer - Ranger and Paratrooper
    • By: Jack Womer, Stephen Devito
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    In this long awaited work one of the squad’s integral members - and probably its best soldier - reveals his own inside account of fighting as a spearhead of the Screaming Eagles in Normandy, Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting listen

    • By Nick on 11-27-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Last Narco

    • Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord
    • By: Malcolm Beith
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    With El Chapo vulnerable as never before, Mexican and DEA authorities are closing in, and journalist Malcolm Beith, a Newsweek contributor who has spent years reporting on the drug wars, follows the chase with full access to senior officials and exclusive interviews with soldiers and drug traffickers in the region, including members of Guzman's cartel. The Last Narco combines fearless reporting with the story of El Chapo's legendary rise from a poor farming family to the "capo" of the world's largest drug empire.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informative yet unintentionally hilarious

    • By Jonathan kalkin on 09-13-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Witches' Book of the Dead

    • By: Christian Day
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Spirits can convey magical talents, fame, love, and wealth to those brave enough to summon them. This book explores the enduring relationships between witches and the dead, and shares rituals and incantations to help listeners open doorways to the rich spirit world. Includes an extensive resource section on how to ethically obtain the tools of the trade.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed it

    • By ron on 12-26-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Work Makes Me Nervous: Overcome Anxiety and Build the Confidence to Succeed

    • By: Jonathan Berent, Amy Lemley
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A proven therapeutic method that channels workplace anxiety into powerful, confident performance. Millions of people are afraid of work. Filled with real stories of real people and a 21-day developmental program of practical exercises and effective stress-management techniques, Work Makes Me Nervous will enable you to finally say, "I can handle whatever situations come my way."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than a few golden nuggets

    • By A Ward on 08-31-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • End of the Beginning

    • Days of Infamy, Book 2
    • By: Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Six weeks ago, Imperial Japanese military forces conquered and occupied the Hawaiian Islands. A puppet king sits on Hawaii's throne, his strings controlled by the general of the invasion force. American POWs, malnourished and weak, are enslaved as hard laborers until death takes them. Civilians fare little better, struggling to survive on dwindling resources. And families of Japanese origin find their loyalties divided.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn’t stop reading...

    • By N. Gray on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Case that Time Forgot

    • The Sherlock Files #3
    • By: Tracy Barrett
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Xander’s classmate gives a report at school about a famous amulet of the Egyptian god of time, Thoth. It was thought to be so powerful that it could turn back time one day every hundred years. And that day will come in a week!

    Regular price: $14.60

    • The Simpsons

    • An Uncensored, Unauthorized History
    • By: John Ortved
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson, Justine Eyre
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    John Ortved's oral history is the first-ever look behind the scenes at the creation and day-to-day running of the television phenomenon known as The Simpsons, as told by many of the people who produce it.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great Content, Awful Reading

    • By JH Easton on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Lineup

    • The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and others
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson, Justine Eyre, John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Lee Child's Jack Reacher a drifter?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the backstories on all the different novels!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Great Divergence

    • America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It
    • By: Timothy Noah
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    For the past three decades, America has steadily become a nation of haves and have-nots. Our incomes are increasingly unequal. This steady growing apart is often mentioned as a troubling indicator by scholars and policy analysts, though seldom addressed by politicians. What economics Nobelist Paul Krugman terms "the Great Divergence" has till now been treated as little more than a talking point, a rhetorical club to be wielded in ideological battles. But this Great Divergence may be the most important change in this country during our lifetimes.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Simple Diet

    • A Doctor's Science-based Plan
    • By: James W. Anderson, Nancy J. Anderson
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    If you have tried to lose weight and failed, or lost weight and failed to keep it off, you're not alone. Two out of three Americans are overweight, many with between thirty and one hundred pounds to lose. Now Dr. James W. Anderson, a professor of medicine and clinical nutrition at the University of Kentucky, shares his groundbreaking, scientifically based nutritional plan that has already helped thousands of Americans lose weight-sometimes more than one hundred pounds-and keep it off permanently.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great diet book

    • By CharlieBear on 05-14-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Rules for Radical Conservatives

    • Beating the Left at Its Own Game to Take Back America
    • By: David Kahane
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
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      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    The vast right wing conspiracy has found its General Patton, and his name is David Kahane. Kahane's pseudonymous, satiric column for National Review Online, lampooning the Left via his Hollywood-radical persona - Stephen Colbert's liberal doppelganger - is must-listening for political aficionados of all stripes. Now, from the inside, Kahane proudly exposes the secret and not-so-secret winning strategies (and vulnerabilities) of the Left.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By Daniel on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $22.04

    • Stealing the Mystic Lamb

    • The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece
    • By: Noah Charney
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Jan van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian's list of the 10 most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is also the most frequently stolen artwork of all time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

    • By Jody R. Nathan on 01-04-12

    Regular price: $24.49

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