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    • 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 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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 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 480
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      4 out of 5 stars 414
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      4 out of 5 stars 415

    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

    • 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 361
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      4 out of 5 stars 252
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      4 out of 5 stars 247

    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 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 164
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    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

    • 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 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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

    • 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 429
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 380

    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

    • 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 149
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      4 out of 5 stars 133
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    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 149 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 55
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      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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

    • 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 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 48
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      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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

    • 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 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • 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 89
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      4 out of 5 stars 76
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      4 out of 5 stars 76

    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
    • pretty chill book

    • By Manuel on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 82
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      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 57

    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
    • 4 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

    Regular price: $39.93

    • 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 381
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      4 out of 5 stars 324
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      4 out of 5 stars 322

    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

    • The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise

    • A Novel
    • By: Julia Stuart
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104
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      4 out of 5 stars 67
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Balthazar Jones has lived in the Tower of London with his loving wife, Hebe, and his 120-year-old pet tortoise for the past eight years. That’s right, he is a Beefeater (they really do live there). It’s no easy job living and working in the tourist attraction in present-day London.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • big fat disappointment

    • By Sherrye on 09-12-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • A Sidecar Named Desire

    • Great Writers and the Booze That Stirred Them
    • By: Greg Clarke, Monte Beauchamp
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this volume, Greg Clarke and Monte Beauchamp take us on an unforgettable literary bar crawl. A Sidecar Named Desire is packed with historical factoids, anecdotes, booze trivia, and fascinating detours into the lives of our most storied literary personalities - along with literary-themed cocktail recipes such as Ernest Hemingway’s Death in the Afternoon and Philip Larkin’s Gin and Tonic set to verse. 

    Regular price: $18.24

    • The Angry Chef’s Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food

    • Bad Science and the Truth About Healthy Eating
    • By: Anthony Warner
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Never before have we had so much information available to us about food and health. There's GAPS, paleo, detox, gluten-free, alkaline, the sugar conspiracy, clean eating.... Unfortunately, a lot of it is not only wrong but actually harmful. So why do so many of us believe this bad science? Assembling a crack team of psychiatrists, behavioral economists, food scientists, and dietitians, the Angry Chef unravels the mystery of why sensible, intelligent people are so easily taken in by the latest food fads, making brief detours for an expletive-laden rant.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Anthony Powell

    • Dancing to the Music of Time
    • By: Hilary Spurling
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The author of the award-winning, two-volume Matisse: A Life now gives us the long-awaited, definitive biography of literary master Anthony Powell - the critic, editor, and novelist known as "the English Proust" - that, at the same time, takes us deep into 20th-century London literary life. 

    Regular price: $35.00

    • At Leningrad's Gates

    • The Combat Memoirs of a Soldier with Army Group North
    • By: William Lubbeck
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    This is the remarkable story of a German soldier who fought throughout World War II, rising from conscript private to captain of a heavy weapons company on the Eastern Front. >William Lubbeck, age 19, was drafted into the Wehrmacht in August 1939. As a member of the 58th Infantry Division, he received his baptism of fire during the 1940 invasion of France. The following spring his division served on the left flank of Army Group North in Operation Barbarossa.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great German Soldier's Memoir

    • By Erik on 12-19-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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 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

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