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    • The Vampire Archives

    • The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Kim Newman (foreword), Neil Gaiman (preface), and others
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Jonathan Cowley, Erik Davies
    • Length: 61 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 470
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      4 out of 5 stars 404
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      4 out of 5 stars 405

    The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Table of Contents:

    • By TB on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $77.00

    • The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

    • Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000
    • By: Paul Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 30 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In this wide-ranging and carefully argued survey, Paul Kennedy considers the subject of national and international power. Focusing on the "modern" or post-Renaissance period, his straightforward approach examines how various powers rose and fell over the five centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" of Western Europe. Kennedy's surprising observations and penetrating conclusions have earned this classic work a deserved, lasting place in the historical canon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth 5 Stars, but Dated

    • By Paul on 08-26-18

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The Inquisitor's Tale

    • Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
    • By: Adam Gidwitz
    • Narrated by: Adam Gidwitz, Vikas Adam, Benjamin Bagby, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    It's 1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children: William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne's loyal greyhound, Gwenforte...recently brought back from the dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging story, great voice acting, wonderful addition to our family study of medieval Europe!

    • By Corey Hulen on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Spy Named Orphan

    • The Enigma of Donald Maclean
    • By: Roland Philipps
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era, a member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring. Yet little is known of this shrewd, secretive man. The full extent of his betrayal has never been documented - until now. Drawing on the recent release of previously classified files, A Spy Named Orphan meticulously documents the extraordinary story of a man leading a chilling double life until his exposure and defection to the USSR.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-22-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Bad Science

    • Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
    • By: Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 376

    Author Ben Goldacre exposes the epidemic of pseudoscience and gives listeners the tools they need to distinguish good science from nonsense.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Learn who is scamming people, and how.

    • By Shawn on 08-06-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Anatomy of Violence

    • The Biological Roots of Crime
    • By: Adrian Raine
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    A leading criminologist who specializes in the neuroscience behind criminal behavior, Adrian Raine introduces a wide range of new scientific research into the origins and nature of violence and criminal behavior. He explains how impairments to areas of the brain that control our ability to experience fear, make decisions, and feel empathy can make us more likely to engage in criminal behavior. He applies this new understanding of the criminal mind to some of the most well-known criminals in history. And he clearly delineates the pressing considerations this research demands.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Book the Roots of Abnormal Behavior

    • By Sires on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • DNA

    • The Story of the Genetic Revolution
    • By: James D. Watson, Andrew Berry, Kevin Davies
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    James D. Watson, the Nobel laureate whose pioneering work helped unlock the mystery of DNA's structure, charts the greatest scientific journey of our time, from the discovery of the double helix to today's controversies to what the future may hold. Updated to include new findings in gene editing, epigenetics, and agricultural chemistry as well as two entirely new chapters on personal genomics and cancer research. This is the most comprehensive and authoritative exploration of DNA's impact on our society and our world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Structures the history of everything DNA

    • By Matthew Duncan on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Science of Evil

    • On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty
    • By: Simon Baron-Cohen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 375
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      4 out of 5 stars 319
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      4 out of 5 stars 318

    Borderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis, Asperger's: All of these syndromes have one thing in common---lack of empathy. In some cases, this absence can be dangerous, but in others it can simply mean a different way of seeing the world. In The Science of Evil, Simon Baron-Cohen, an award-winning British researcher who has investigated psychology and autism for decades, develops a new brain-based theory of human cruelty.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fine primer...

    • By Douglas on 02-16-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Bad Pharma

    • How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
    • By: Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
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      4 out of 5 stars 129
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Medicine is broken. We like to imagine that it's based on evidence and the results of fair tests. In reality, those tests are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that doctors are familiar with the research literature surrounding a drug, when in reality much of the research is hidden from them by drug companies. We like to imagine that doctors are impartially educated, when in reality much of their education is funded by industry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for health professionals

    • By zerodynamics on 03-01-13
    • How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
    • By: Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 02-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 145 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • A Little History of Science

    • By: William F. Bynum
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world-or themselves-in an entirely new way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Coverage but Not Perfect

    • By Jim Krumpelman on 08-18-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 59 Seconds

    • Think a Little, Change a Lot
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 356
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      4 out of 5 stars 247
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      4 out of 5 stars 242

    Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity: the opposite of everything it promises. Now, in 59 Seconds, he fights back, bringing together the diverse scientific advice that can help you change your life in under a minute, and guides you toward becoming more decisive, more imaginative, more engaged, and altogether more happy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong format for this book

    • By Paul on 08-29-11

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Myth of the Strong Leader

    • Political Leadership in the Modern Age
    • By: Archie Brown
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 47

    All too frequently leadership is reduced to a simple dichotomy: the strong versus the weak. Yet there are myriad ways to exercise effective political leadership - as well as different ways to fail. We blame our leaders for economic downfalls and praise them for vital social reforms, but rarely do we question what makes some leaders successful while others falter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, print is probably better though

    • By JCarr on 12-14-17

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Hunting Evil

    • The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to Bring Them to Justice
    • By: Guy Walters
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    From its haunting chronicle of the monstrous mass murders the Nazis perpetrated and the murky details of their postwar existence to the challenges of hunting them down, Hunting Evil is a monumental work of nonfiction written with the pacing and intrigue of a thriller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye-opening and riveting

    • By Ellen on 10-20-10
    • The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to Bring Them to Justice
    • By: Guy Walters
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 78 ratings

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Bulfinch’s Mythology

    • The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes
    • By: Thomas Bulfinch
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 33

    First published in three separate volumes from 1855 to 1863, Bulfinch's Mythology quickly became the standard source of classic tales from ancient Greece and Rome, the Norse tradition, and beyond. This edition contains the full text of The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes, the first volume of Bulfinch's seminal work. From stories of the Greek gods of Mt. Olympus to retellings of the Iliad and the Odyssey, from descriptions of mythological monsters to tales of Hindu and Egyptian deities, Bulfinch's versions of these classic stories bring their characters to life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • new stories, and covers alot.

    • By Felisa Kay Chaloupek on 03-28-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Immeasurable World

    • Journeys in Desert Places
    • By: William Atkins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    One-third of the Earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless, unhappy in love, and intrigued by the Desert Fathers who forged Christian monasticism in the Egyptian desert, William Atkins decided to travel in eight of the world's driest, hottest places. Each of his travel narratives effortlessly weaves aspects of natural history, historical background, and present-day reportage into a compelling tapestry that reveals the human appeal of these often inhuman landscapes. 

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Sniper Mind

    • Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions
    • By: David Amerland
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Snipers are exceptional. The trained sniper is a complex fusion of hard skills such as weapons knowledge, situational awareness, knowledge of ballistics and physics, and soft skills such as emotional stability, empathy, and a stoic acceptance of the hardships associated with a particular set of circumstances. There are countless instances where a single sniper, embarking on a secret mission, would have to improvise, operate beyond any hope of support, and yet still manage to carry out the mission and get back home unharmed.

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Infinity Puzzle

    • Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe
    • By: Frank Close
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
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      4 out of 5 stars 87
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      4 out of 5 stars 80

    The second half of the 20th century witnessed a scientific gold rush as physicists raced to chart the inner workings of the atom. The stakes were high, the questions were big, and there were Nobel Prizes and everlasting glory to be won. Many mysteries of the atom came unraveled, but one remained intractable-what Frank Close calls the "Infinity Puzzle."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As another reviewer notes...

    • By Douglas on 03-31-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Symposium, the Apology, and the Allegory of the Cave

    • By: Plato, Benjamin Jowett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    This collection brings together three of Plato's most enduring classics: the "Symposium", the "Apology", and the famous "Allegory of the Cave" from the Republic.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Reader kills it

    • By David on 06-17-11

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Sugar Barons

    • Family, Corruption, Empire, and War in the West Indies
    • By: Matthew Parker
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    To those who travel there today, the West Indies are unspoiled paradise islands. Yet that image conceals a turbulent, dramatic, and shocking history. For some 200 years after 1650, the West Indies became the strategic center of the Western world, witnessing one of the greatest power struggles of the age as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trading in sugar - a commodity so lucrative it became known as "white gold".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Little known bit of history

    • By Pamela on 02-11-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Happiness by Design

    • Change What You Do, Not How You Think
    • By: Paul Dolan, Daniel Kahneman (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    With uncanny wit and keen perception, Dolan reveals what we can do to find our unique optimal balance of pleasure and purpose, offering practical advice on how to organize our lives in happiness - promoting ways and fresh insights into how we feel, including why:

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reader is a bit boring but the book is insane good

    • By Anonymous User on 05-25-18

    Regular price: $24.50

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