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    • Jewish Literacy Revised Ed

    • The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People, and Its History
    • By: Joseph Telushkin
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 29 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 28

    Widely recognized as one of the most respected and indispensable reference books on Jewish life, culture, tradition, and religion, Jewish Literacy covers every essential aspect of the Jewish people and Judaism. Rabbi Telushkin discusses everything from the Jewish Bible and Talmud to Jewish notions of ethics to antisemitism and the Holocaust; from the history of Jews around the world to Zionism and the politics of a Jewish state; from the significance of religious traditions and holidays to how they are practiced in daily life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must have resource for Judaism

    • By Jason Atha on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $48.99

    • My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

    • A Memoir
    • By: Mark Lukach
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    Mark and Giulia's life together began as a storybook romance. They fell in love at 18, married at 24, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was 27, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. One day she was vibrant and well adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • touched me so much

    • By Howard Heath on 05-05-17

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Everybody's Son

    • A Novel
    • By: Thrity Umrigar
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
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      4 out of 5 stars 102

    During a terrible heat wave in 1991 - the worst in a decade - 10-year-old Anton has been locked in an apartment in the projects, alone, for seven days, without air conditioning or a fan. With no electricity, the refrigerator and lights do not work. Hot, hungry, and desperate, Anton shatters a window and climbs out. Cutting his leg on the broken glass, he is covered in blood when the police find him. Juanita, his mother, is discovered in a crack house less than three blocks away, nearly unconscious and half-naked.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging and insightful

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-12-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Dance Dance Dance

    • A Novel
    • By: Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum - translator
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Haruki Murakami's protagonist plunges into a wind tunnel of sexual violence and metaphysical dread in which he collides with call girls, plays chaperone to a lovely teenaged psychic, and receives cryptic instructions from a shabby but oracular Sheep Man. Dance Dance Dance is a tense, poignant, and often hilarious ride through the cultural Cuisinart that is contemporary Japan, a place where everything that is not up for sale is up for grabs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling!

    • By karen on 12-22-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Harry's Trees

    • By: Jon Cohen
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane works as an analyst for the US Forest Service. When his wife dies suddenly, he is unable to cope. Leaving his job and his old life behind, Harry makes his way to the remote woods of northeastern Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains. But fate intervenes in the form of a fiercely determined young girl named Oriana. She and her mother, Amanda, are struggling from their own tragedy - Amanda stoically holding it together while Oriana roams the forest searching for answers. And in Oriana’s magical, willful mind, she believes that Harry is the key to righting her world.

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Modern Loss

    • Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome.
    • By: Rebecca Soffer, Gabrielle Birkner
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell, Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    At a time when we mourn public figures and national tragedies with hashtags, where intimate posts about loss go viral and we receive automated birthday reminders for dead friends, it's clear we are navigating new terrain without a road map. Let's face it: Most of us have always had a difficult time talking about death and sharing our grief. We're awkward and uncertain; we avoid, ignore, or even deny feelings of sadness; we offer platitudes; we send sympathy bouquets whittled out of fruit.

    Regular price: $27.37

    • American Philosophy

    • A Love Story
    • By: John Kaag
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 371
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      4 out of 5 stars 329
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      4 out of 5 stars 331

    In American Philosophy, John Kaag - a disillusioned philosopher at sea in his marriage and career - stumbles upon a treasure trove of rare books on an old estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that once belonged to the Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. The library includes notes from Whitman, inscriptions from Frost, and first editions of Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant. As he begins to catalog and preserve these priceless books, Kaag rediscovers the very tenets of American philosophy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling!

    • By karen on 12-04-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • You Belong to the Universe

    • Buckminster Fuller and the Future
    • By: Jonathon Keats
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 33

    A self-professed "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist", the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was undoubtedly a visionary. Fuller's creations often bordered on the realm of science fiction, ranging from the freestanding geodesic dome to the three-wheel Dymaxion car to a bathroom requiring neither plumbing nor sewage. Yet in spite of his brilliant mind and lifelong devotion to serving mankind, Fuller's expansive ideas were often dismissed, and have faded from public memory since his death.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

    • A Novel
    • By: Sue Halpern
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg, Dara Rosenberg, Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    People are drawn to libraries for all kinds of reasons. Most come for the books themselves, of course; some come to borrow companionship. For head librarian Kit, the public library in Riverton, New Hampshire, offers what she craves most: peace. Here, no one expects Kit to talk about the calamitous events that catapulted her out of what she thought was a settled, suburban life. She can simply submerge herself in her beloved books and try to forget her problems. But that changes when 15-year-old, home-schooled Sunny gets arrested for shoplifting a dictionary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story. Well Read.

    • By Catherine Singer on 07-12-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Emperor of Shoes

    • By: Spencer Wise
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Alex Cohen, a 26-year-old Jewish Bostonian, is living in southern China, where his father runs their family-owned shoe factory. Alex reluctantly assumes the helm of the company, but as he explores the plant’s vast floors and assembly lines, he comes to a grim realization: employees are exploited, regulatory systems are corrupt, and Alex’s own father is engaging in bribes to protect the bottom line. When Alex meets a seamstress named Ivy, his sympathies begin to shift. She is an embedded organizer of a pro-democratic Chinese party, secretly sowing dissonance among her fellow laborers. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling story!

    • By karen on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Cadicle

    • An Epic Space Opera Series, Volumes 1-3
    • By: Amy DuBoff
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      4 out of 5 stars 118

    When Cris leaves Tararia to pursue his telekinetic abilities, he thinks he's started a new life. Years later, he learns that freedom was always an illusion - he and his family are at the center of an elaborate galactic conspiracy. Written in the style of classic sci-fi from the Golden Age, the Cadicle series follows three generations of the Sietinen Dynasty as they discover their roles in a secret war. Torn by duty and morality, their decisions will change the course of the Taran civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed it. Great character development, good storyline with some interesting locations.

    • By J Carroll on 04-10-17
    • An Epic Space Opera Series, Volumes 1-3
    • By: Amy DuBoff
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Series: Cadicle, Book 1-3
    • Length: 19 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 03-28-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 133 ratings

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Scions of Change

    • Cadicle Series, Book 7
    • By: Amy DuBoff
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 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

    As Raena's and Jason's training with the TSS nears completion, the return of the Aesir is imminent. Whether the Aesir are adversaries or allies will be put to the test as the final pieces of the Sietinens' plan to bring down the Priesthood fall into place. Facing an unstable political landscape and with the future of telekinetic abilities among the Taran people on the line, Wil and his family must wage one final war to correct past injustices and usher Tarans into a new era of peace.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Web of Truth

    • Cadicle, Book 4
    • By: Amy DuBoff
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Tension is mounting in the rift. With the situation dire, Wil is tasked to train a group of 20 young men to serve as his officers - collectively, the Primus Elites. He has five years to raise them to full Agents, and he'll need every minute. Training alongside them, Wil still needs to master simultaneous observation. But the closer he gets to achieving the feat, the more likely the Aesir will come to test him - to see if he's worthy of the Cadicle title bestowed on him at conception.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book but too short!!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-12-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Six

    • The Six Series, Book 1
    • By: Mark Alpert
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Adam's muscular dystrophy has stolen his mobility, his friends, and in less than a year, it will take his life. Virtual reality games are Adam's only escape from his wheelchair. In his alternate world, he can defeat anyone. Running, jumping, scoring touchdowns: Adam is always the hero. Then, an artificial intelligence program hacks into Adam's game. Created by Adam's computer-genius father, Sigma has gone rogue, threatening to kill Adam - and the entire human race. Their one chance to stop Sigma is using the technology Adam's dad developed to digitally preserve the mind of his son.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Superfandom

    • How Our Obsessions Are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are
    • By: Zoe Fraade-Blanar, Aaron M. Glazer
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    As fandom sheds its longtime stigmas of geekiness and hysteria, fans are demanding more from the celebrities and brands they love. Digital tools have given all organizations - from traditional businesses to tech start-ups - direct, real-time access to their most devoted consumers, and it's easy to forget that this access flows both ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book I have "read" in years

    • By Boyd Stephenson on 04-23-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime

    • The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
    • By: Elizabeth Hinton
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In the United States today, one in every 31 adults is under some form of penal control, including one in 11 African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? Challenging the belief that America's prison problem originated with the Reagan administration's War on Drugs, Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: the social welfare programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society at the height of the civil rights era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful

    • By myurko on 12-29-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Crossroads of Fate

    • Cadicle, Book 5
    • By: Amy DuBoff
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    With the Primus Elites' training almost complete, Wil and his men relocate to H2 to make their final preparations. Everything seems to be staged for a swift TSS victory over the Bakzen as Wil assumes the position of TSS Supreme Commander with Saera and his most trusted friends by his side. But Tek won't let the Bakzen go down easily. He will find Wil's greatest weakness and do anything to make him crumble. The generations-old war began as a feud of races and ideals, but, with this fight, it's personal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Cartoonish Villain

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Path of Justice

    • Cadicle, Book 6
    • By: Amy DuBoff
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In the years since the Bakzen War, Wil and Saera have raised a family on Earth outside the purview of the High Dynasties and Priesthood. Except, it's almost time for their teenage twins, Raena and Jason, to begin telekinesis training and they have no idea such abilities even exist. With the Bakzen threat eliminated, Wil hopes the TSS can offer them training without the need to commit to a lifetime of military service.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • These books are getting worse...

    • By Alex Millender on 01-01-18

    Regular price: $29.99

    • Fatelessness

    • A Novel
    • By: Imre Kertész, Tom Wilkinson - translator
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    At the age of 14, György Köves is plucked from his home in a Jewish section of Budapest and, without any particular malice, placed on a train to Auschwitz. He does not understand the reason for his fate. He doesn't particularly think of himself as Jewish. And his fellow prisoners, who decry his lack of Yiddish, keep telling him, "You are no Jew." In the lowest circle of the Holocaust, György remains an outsider.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Bible Nation

    • The United States of Hobby Lobby
    • By: Candida R. Moss, Joel S. Baden
    • Narrated by: Josh Bloomberg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Bible Nation tells the story of the Greens' rapid acquisition of an unparalleled collection of biblical antiquities; their creation of a closely controlled group of scholars to study and promote their collection; their efforts to place a Bible curriculum in public schools; and their construction of a $500 million Museum of the Bible near the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Bible Nation reveals how these seemingly disparate initiatives promote a very particular set of beliefs about the Bible - and raise serious ethical questions.

    Regular price: $19.95

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