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    • Welcome to the Universe

    • An Astrophysical Tour
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 609
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 607

    Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Bryan Webb on 05-06-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Strategy

    • A History
    • By: Lawrence Freedman
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 32 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 469
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      4 out of 5 stars 410
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 403

    In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive 'Tour de Force' on Strategy

    • By Logical Paradox on 07-20-14

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Investment Banking for Dummies

    • By: Matthew Krantz, Robert R. Johnson PhD CFA CAIA
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    One of the most lucrative fields in business, investment banking frequently perplexes even banking professionals working within its complex laws. Investment Banking For Dummies remedies common misconceptions with a straightforward assessment of banking fundamentals. Written by experts in stock market proceedings, this book runs parallel to an introductory course in investment banking.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Educational but Redundant

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Rise and Fall of American Growth

    • The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War
    • By: Robert J. Gordon
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 30 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With medical advances, life expectancy between 1870 and 1970 grew from 45 to 72 years. The Rise and Fall of American Growth provides an in-depth account of this momentous era.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The book is a great review of how we got to where we are today

    • By isaiah on 09-13-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Performing Under Pressure

    • The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most
    • By: Hendrie Weisinger, J. P. Pawliw-Fry
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 189

    Performing Under Pressure tackles the greatest obstacle to personal success, whether in a sales presentation, at home, on the golf course, interviewing for a job, or performing onstage at Carnegie Hall. Despite sports mythology, no one rises to the occasion under pressure and does better than they do in practice. The reality is pressure makes us do worse and sometimes leads us to fail utterly. But there are things we can do to diminish its effects on our performance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Holy bananas this is really good!

    • By gilberto carlin on 03-24-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Where the Conflict Really Lies

    • Science, Religion, & Naturalism
    • By: Alvin Plantinga
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    This audiobook is a long-awaited major statement by a pre-eminent analytic philosopher, Alvin Plantinga, on one of our biggest debates - the compatibility of science and religion. The last twenty years has seen a cottage industry of books on this divide, but with little consensus emerging. Plantinga, as a top philosopher but also a proponent of the rationality of religious belief, has a unique contribution to make. His theme in this short book is that the conflict between science and theistic religion is actually superficial, and that at a deeper level they are in concord.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The reader makes or breaks an audiobook.

    • By Alec on 02-16-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Slow Way Home

    • By: Michael Morris
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Wise beyond his years, Brandon understands he's the only one in this world he can count on. It's an outlook that serves him well the day his mama leaves him behind at the Raleigh bus station and sets off to Canada with "her destiny" - the latest man that she hopes will bring her happiness. The day his mother leaves, Brandon takes the first step toward shaping his own destiny. Soon, he finds himself spending pleasant days playing with his cousins on his grandparents' farm and trying to forget the past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By BeagleMom on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Trading Beyond the Matrix

    • The Red Pill for Traders and Investors
    • By: Van Tharp
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 85

    In the unique arena of professional trading coaches and consultants, Van K. Tharp is an internationally recognized expert at helping others become the best traders they can be. In Trading Beyond the Matrix: The Red Pill for Traders and Investors, Tharp leads listeners to dramatically improve their trading results and financial life by looking within. He takes the reader by the hand through the steps of self-transformation, from incorporating "Tharp Think" - ideas drawn from his modeling work with great traders - making changes in yourself so that you can adopt the beliefs and attitudes necessary to win when you stop making mistakes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly advertisement

    • By Jonathan on 08-04-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Jeff Gordon

    • His Dream, Drive & Destiny
    • By: Joe Garner
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The first-ever authorized biography of Jeff Gordon, the four-time champion racing legend. For over a year, Garner interviewed and observed Gordon at races, at special events, and at home. The book is based on extensive interviews with Gordon - as well as in-depth interviews with dozens of family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues, some of whom have never gone on the record before.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, terrible impersonations

    • By Crash on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Last Refuge

    • Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America's War in Arabia
    • By: Gregory Johnsen
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and al-Qaeda are fighting a clandestine war of drones and suicide bombers in an unforgiving corner of Arabia. The Last Refuge charts the rise, fall, and resurrection of al-Qaeda in Yemen over the last 30 years, detailing how a group that the United States once defeated has now become one of the world’s most dangerous threats. An expert on Yemen who has spent years on the ground there, Gregory D. Johnsen uses al-Qaeda’s Arabic battle notes to reconstruct their world as they take aim at the United States and its allies.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • expected more history of Yemen

    • By George on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Age of Em

    • Work, Love, and Life When Robots Rule the Earth
    • By: Robin Hanson
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 15 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations, or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times; an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An analytical book suited as a reference book

    • By Ageel Alassif on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • From Smart to Wise

    • Acting and Leading with Wisdom
    • By: Prasad Kaipa, Navi Radjou
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Leaders tend to obstinately stick to the leadership style that brought them most success in the past, usually one of two extreme styles: functional leadership that focuses on operational excellence or smart leadership that focuses on growth. When a leader's focus is too functional, the organization becomes introverted and can focus too much on bottom-line profitability while missing out on top-line growth opportunities. But when leaders focus too much on smart leadership, the organization may experience quick growth but lose its effectiveness quickly.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Over simplistic aproach, not a single new idea

    • By Juarez on 07-28-13

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Road Taken

    • The History and Future of America's Infrastructure
    • By: Henry Petroski
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers has, in its latest report, given American roads and bridges a grade of D and C+, respectively, and has described roughly 65,000 bridges in the United States as 'structurally deficient'. This crisis - and one need look no further than the I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota to see that it is indeed a crisis - shows little sign of abating short of a massive change in attitude amongst politicians and the American public.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • the challenge of getting there

    • By Andy on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Nickel Mountain

    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    When at 42, the obese, anxious, and gentle Henry Soames marries seventeen-year-old Callie Wells - who is pregnant with the child of a local boy - it is much more than years which define the gulf between them. But the beauty of this audiobook is the gradual revelation of the bond that develops as this unlikely couple experiences courtship and marriage, the birth of a son, isolation, forgiveness, work, and death in a small Catskill community in the 1950s. The plot turns on tragic events - they might be accidents

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Where Winners Live

    • Sell More, Earn More, Achieve More Through Personal Accountability
    • By: Dave Porter, Linda Galindo
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Personal accountability is the secret weapon of every successful sales professional. It is the secret weapon of Where Winners Live co-author Dave Porter, who became the owner and CEO of Baystate Financial Services at age 35 and grew it into a $100-million-a-year business over the next 15 years. It is the secret weapon of Where Winners Live co-author Linda Galindo, who transformed herself from the self-proclaimed Queen of Victims into an entrepreneur, business coach, consultant and speaker whose typical audience numbers 500 or more.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Okay concept but far too drawn out

    • By James Riley on 12-16-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fail U.

    • The False Promise of Higher Education
    • By: Charles J. Sykes
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    With chapters exploring the staggering costs of a college education, the sharp decline in tenured faculty and teaching loads, the explosion of administrator jobs, the grandiose building plans (gyms, food courts, student recreation centers), and the hysteria surrounding the "epidemic" of campus rapes, "triggers", "micro-aggressions", and other forms of alleged trauma, Fail U. concludes by offering a different vision of higher education - one that is affordable, more productive, and better-suited to meet the needs of a diverse range of students.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What we need to change in Academia!

    • By Steve on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Business Strategy

    • Plan, Execute, Win!
    • By: Patrick J. Stroh
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In today's fast-moving and competitive business environment, strong leadership, insightful strategy, and effective innovation are critical links to staying ahead of your competition. Getting your business house in order can often be complicated, but does it really have to be? How do you take MBA 101 lessons, great models, and exceptional concepts and put them into play in the real world? Business Strategy: Plan, Execute, Win! strives to answers these questions in an educational and entertaining format.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not a good read

    • By Anonymous User on 05-15-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Spooked

    • How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood
    • By: Nicholas Schou
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The American people depend on a free press to keep a close and impartial watch on the national security operations that are carried out in our name. But in many cases, this trust is sadly misplaced, as leading journalists are seduced and manipulated by the secretive agencies they cover. While the press remains silent about its corrupting relationship with the intelligence community - a relationship that dates back to the Cold War - Spooking the News will blow the lid off this unseemly arrangement.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Light

    • A Radiant History from Creation to the Quantum Age
    • By: Bruce Watson
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Light begins at Stonehenge, where crowds cheer a solstice sunrise. After sampling myths explaining First Light, the story moves on to early philosophers' queries, then through the centuries, from Buddhist temples to Biblical scripture, when light was the soul of the divine. Battling darkness and despair, Gothic architects crafted radiant cathedrals while Dante dreamed a 'heaven of pure light.' Later, following Leonardo's advice, Renaissance artists learned to capture light on canvas.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow starter but stick with it!

    • By Fed Barona on 06-15-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • So You Think You Know Baseball?

    • A Fan's Guide to the Official Rules
    • By: Peter E. Meltzer
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Essential for armchair umpires and scorekeepers, this guide challenges aficionados on every significant part of the Official Baseball Rules. Few sports lovers are as obsessed with rules and statistics as baseball fans. In So You Think You Know Baseball?, lifelong baseball enthusiast Peter E. Meltzer catalogues every noteworthy baseball rule from the Major League rulebook and illustrates its application with actual plays, from the historical to the contemporary. You can listen to the book from start to finish or consult it while watching a game to understand the mechanics of a play or how it should be scored.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good baseball book

    • By Martin on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $24.95

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