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    • The Tyranny of Metrics

    • By: Jerry Z. Muller
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this timely and powerful book, Jerry Muller uncovers the damage our obsession with metrics is causing and shows how we can begin to fix the problem. Filled with examples from education, medicine, business and finance, government, the police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid, this brief and accessible book explains why the seemingly irresistible pressure to quantify performance distorts and distracts, whether by encouraging "gaming the stats" or "teaching to the test"....

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Nature and the Human Soul

    • Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
    • By: Bill Plotkin PhD
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 25 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation.

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Alt-America

    • The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    • By: David Neiwert
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "alt-right" figures mystifies many. But the American extreme right has been growing steadily in number and influence since the 1990s with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black US president, militant racists have come out of the woodwork.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best audip book I've downloaded all year.

    • By Kristopher on 01-10-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Post-Truth

    • By: Lee C. McIntyre
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What, exactly, is post-truth? Is it wishful thinking, political spin, mass delusion, bold-faced lying? McIntyre analyzes recent examples - claims about inauguration crowd size, crime statistics, and the popular vote - and finds that post-truth is an assertion of ideological supremacy by which its practitioners try to compel someone to believe something regardless of the evidence. Yet post-truth didn't begin with the 2016 election; the denial of scientific facts about smoking, evolution, vaccines, and climate change offers a road map for more widespread fact denial.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th Edition

    • A Family Manual
    • By: E. Fuller Torrey MD
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since publication in 1983, Surviving Schizophrenia has become the standard reference book on the disease and has helped thousands of patients, their families, and mental health professionals. In clear language, this much-praised and important book describes the nature, causes, symptoms, treatment, and course of schizophrenia and also explores living with it from both the patient's and the family's point of view. This new, completely updated sixth edition includes the latest research findings on what causes the disease, as well as information about the newest drugs for treatment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bad narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-10-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Living with the Passive-Aggressive Man

    • Coping with Hidden Aggression - From the Bedroom to the Boardroom
    • By: Scott Wetzler Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Do you know one of these men? The catch-me-if-you-can lover...Phil's romantic and passionate one minute, distant and cold the next. The deviously manipulative coworker or boss...Jack denies resenting Nora's rapid rise in the company, but when they're assigned to work together on a project, he undermines her. The obstructionist, procrastinating husband...Bob keeps telling his wife he'll finish the painting job he began years ago, but he never seems to get around to it. These are all classic examples of the passive aggressive man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good review of the PA type man

    • By HerbalPoetry on 12-29-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Politics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    Aristotle's Politics is a work of political philosophy. The end of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics declared that the inquiry into ethics necessarily follows into politics, and the two works are frequently considered to be parts of a larger treatise, or perhaps connected lectures, dealing with the philosophy of human affairs. Aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical fields, including political theory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Aristotle Lives Again!

    • By Jeff on 02-25-15

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Iliad, together with The Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The work is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The story concerns events during the 10th and final year in the siege of the city of Troy by the Greeks.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Roman not Greek

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Shade of the Moon

    • Life as We Knew It Series, Book 4
    • By: Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 151
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    It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Stop at book 2

    • By NMwritergal on 10-09-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Board Stiff

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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    "I'm actually a smart girl who would make any man an excellent wife. But no man sees that. No man is interested in my mind or personality, just my whatevers. So here is my wish: I'm board stiff. I want Adventure, Excitement, and Romance." So begins Piers Anthony's 38th Xanth novel, in which Irrelevant Candy looks at her reflection in the water of the shallow well and sees luxuriant midnight-black hair reaching down to her breathtakingly slender waist, matching the dark eyes in her lovely face.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Takes me back to the good ole' days...

    • By Bree Salyer on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Riveted

    • The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe
    • By: Jim Davies
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Professor Jim Davies's fascinating and highly accessible book, Riveted, reveals the evolutionary underpinnings of why we find things compelling. Drawing on work from philosophy, anthropology, religious studies, psychology, economics, computer science, and biology, Davies offers a comprehensive explanation to show that in spite of the differences between the many things that we find compelling, they have similar effects on our minds and brains.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and excellent listen!

    • By Alejandro Franco on 04-13-18
    • The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe
    • By: Jim Davies
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 08-15-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Nicomachean Ethics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
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    Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s most famous work on the subject of ethics and virtue. He believed that ethical knowledge is not precise knowledge, like logic and mathematics, but general knowledge like nutrition and exercise. Since ethics is a practical discipline rather than a theoretical one, he thought that to become "good", one could not simply study what virtue is; one must actually be virtuous.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great text, lousy reading

    • By L. M. Atnip on 02-15-15

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Act of Congress

    • How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't
    • By: Robert G. Kaiser
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works - and doesn’t - that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008. The founding fathers expected Congress to be the most important branch of government and gave it the most power. When Congress is broken - as its justifiably dismal approval ratings suggest - so is our democracy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • insightful, and eye opening.

    • By Adam Schneider on 10-21-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Five Portraits

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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    Piers Anthony delivers another tale set in the best-selling world of Xanth, filled with magic, surprises, adventure, and a few puns. Here's what the author has to say about his new book: "Five Portraits is a kind of sequel to Board Stiff in that it picks up where the other leaves off, with the same characters. Apart from that, it's one of my favorites within the series.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Like the story, iffy about the narration

    • By Valerie G. on 04-17-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Todd

    • By: Etgar Keret, Benjamin Samuel (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Do not let Etgar Keret deceive you. The Israeli writer who's worked in film, illustration, animation, and radio, is a storyteller in all senses of the word. Like a conman, he'll promise you a simple story and then the next thing you know your emotional reserves have been completely emptied. It's a literary bait and switch, and he'll get you every time.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Bear Attacks

    • Their Causes and Avoidance
    • By: Stephen Herrero
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Of the animals in North America, none commands such dread, awe, and interest as the bear. Creatures that fear little, bears compete for survival with the only other animals that can threaten their existence: Humans. Bear Attacks is a thorough and unflinching study of attacks made on humans. This is the sometimes horrific, yet always instructive, story of Bear and Human, written by the leading scientific authority in the field. This book is for everyone who camps, hikes, or visits bear country - and for anyone who wants to learn more about these fearsome but always fascinating wild creatures.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Choosing

    • The Pruxnae Book 1
    • By: Lucy Varna
    • Narrated by: Angel Clark, Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 135
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    Ziri Mokuru has lived her entire life in the rural village of Arden Hollow on the planet Tersi. While her parents are off having adventures and being Very Important People, she's struggled simply to find a place where she belongs. One night, she investigates a disturbance in her home and discovers an armor-clad man sorting through her belongings. Her first thought is for her parents' safety, not to question why this man is in her home late at night without even the courtesy of knocking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • surprisingly good!

    • By Shawnequa on 12-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Warrior's Touch

    • The Pruxnae, Book 4
    • By: Lucy Varna
    • Narrated by: Angel Clark, Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Yasmin Olvera has a man problem. Her brother is in jail for murder, her ex-fiance has inconveniently forgotten he dumped her, and someone is leaving dead animals on her stoop. The last thing she needs is another male thrown into the mix, even a strong extra-terrestrial warrior who's crossed the galaxy to aid her.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Gladiators

    • Deadly Arena Sports of Ancient Rome
    • By: Christopher Epplett
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 9
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    It's hard for modern listeners to truly grasp the spectacle that was arena sports in ancient Rome, which pitted man against man and man against beast in mortal combat. Our modern games of football and hockey, or even boxing and MMA, truly pale in comparison. The Gladiators is a comprehensive survey of these ancient sports, focusing on gladiatorial combat and the beast hunts (venationes).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A lot drier than the description lets on

    • By Jimmy Beans J on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Riding Sky High

    • A Bicycle Adventure Around the World
    • By: Pierre-Yves Tremblay
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many dream of dropping everything and just traveling around the world. It's a common dream, but few imagine embarking on that journey by bicycle. Exposed to the elements, legs burning, all your possessions strapped to you and your bicycle - it doesn't paint a relaxing picture, but this is just what Pierre-Yves Tremblay did.

    Regular price: $24.95

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