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    • Beyond Weird

    • By: Philip Ball
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    An exhilarating tour of the contemporary quantum landscape, Beyond Weird is a book about what quantum physics really means - and what it doesn't. Science writer Philip Ball offers an up-to-date, accessible account of the quest to come to grips with the most fundamental theory of physical reality, and to explain how its counterintuitive principles underpin the world we experience. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Inquisitor's Tale

    • Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
    • By: Adam Gidwitz, Benjamin Bagby
    • Narrated by: Adam Gidwitz, Vikas Adam, Benjamin Bagby, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    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 441
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 391

    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 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 486
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      4 out of 5 stars 420
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      4 out of 5 stars 421

    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

    • 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 95
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      4 out of 5 stars 81
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      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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
    • I'm happy I listened to this audiobook!

    • By Annie on 05-11-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Divide

    • Global Inequality from Conquest to Free Markets
    • By: Jason Hickel
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Sixty percent of humanity - some four-point-three billion people - live in debilitating poverty. The standard development narrative suggests that alleviating poverty in poor countries is a matter of getting the internal policies right, combined with aid from rich countries. But anthropologist Jason Hickel argues that this approach misses the broader political forces at play. Global poverty - and the growing divide between "developing" and "developed" countries - has to do with how the global economy has been designed over the course of 500 years. Global inequality doesn't just exist; it has been created.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 372
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      4 out of 5 stars 259
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      4 out of 5 stars 254

    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

    • Tim Cook

    • The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level
    • By: Leander Kahney
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The death of Steve Jobs left a gaping void at one of the most innovative companies of all time. Jobs wasn't merely Apple's iconic founder and CEO; he was the living embodiment of a global megabrand. It was hard to imagine that anyone could fill his shoes - especially not Tim Cook, the intensely private executive who many thought of as Apple's "operations drone." But seven years later, as journalist Leander Kahney reveals in this definitive book, things at Apple couldn't be better. 

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 391
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      4 out of 5 stars 332
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      4 out of 5 stars 330

    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 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 171
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    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

    • 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 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent & Draws on Recently Declassified Sources

    • By dthom02 on 06-24-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Myth of the Strong Leader

    • Political Leadership in the Modern Age
    • By: Archie Brown
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 51

    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

    • 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 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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
    • Excellent review of Genetics Research

    • By OldWhiteGuyinDenver on 11-26-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

    • By: Patrick Foote
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Explore the world of names: What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With this audiobook, you can learn the origins of these names. From countries and cities to toys and animals to even planets, learn the etymology of interesting words in a fun and entertaining way. Learn new things: Why is New York called New York? Name Explain has the answer for you. 

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
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      4 out of 5 stars 60
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      4 out of 5 stars 59

    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 29 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 84 ratings

    Regular price: $39.93

    • It's All About the Bike

    • The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
    • By: Robert Penn
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Robert Penn has saddled up nearly every day of his adult life. In his late 20s, he pedaled 25,000 miles around the world. Today he rides to get to work, sometimes for work, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, to go shopping, to stay sane, and to skip bath time with his kids. He's no Sunday pedal pusher. So when the time came for a new bike, he decided to pull out all the stops. He would build his dream bike, the bike he would ride for the rest of his life; a customized machine that reflects the joy of cycling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • terrific book about bikes & history

    • By D. Littman on 02-19-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Best Advice I Ever Got

    • Lessons from Extraordinary Lives
    • By: Katie Couric
    • Narrated by: Katie Couric, Paul Boehmer, Hillary Huber, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
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      4 out of 5 stars 88
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      4 out of 5 stars 89

    What was the tipping point for Malcolm Gladwell? What unscripted event made Meryl Streep who she is? How did Mario Batali cook up his recipe for success? In this inspiration-packed book, Katie Couric reports from the front lines of the worlds of politics, entertainment, sports, philanthropy, the arts, and business.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Rajkumar on 09-01-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge

    • By: George Berkeley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
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    First published in 1710, George Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge is a seminal contribution to Empiricist philosophy. Making the bold assertion that the physical world consists only of ideas and thus does not exist outside the mind, this work establishes Berkeley as the founder of the immaterialist school of thought. A major influence on such later philosophers as David Hume and Immanuel Kant, Berkeley's ideas have played a role in such diverse fields as mathematics and metaphysics and continue to spark debate today.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Locke had better treatment - but still read

    • By Todd on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Grace Outpouring

    • Blessing Others Through Prayer
    • By: Roy Godwin
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      5 out of 5 stars 30

    This captivating account of the spiritually unexpected unfolding on a Welsh hillside will challenge and encourage you. In keeping with God's pattern of using marginal people from obscure places - fishermen, tax collectors, children, women and Galileans - this story sees God intrude into the mundane rhythms of life in a Christian retreat centre, run by a couple who would have been forgiven for opting for a quiet life when they arrive in this quiet Welsh hamlet. God's intrusion has not only sparked the growth of a House of Prayer but also touched many lives with healing....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • RIGHT ON TIME!<br />

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Bad Pharma

    • How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
    • By: Ben Goldacre
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
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      4 out of 5 stars 136
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    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 54 mins
    • Release date: 02-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 153 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

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