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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 853
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 767
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 765

    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
    • So many things to learn

    • By lennyankireddi on 04-25-17

    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 566
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      4 out of 5 stars 498
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      4 out of 5 stars 486

    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

    • 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
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    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
    • Definitely worth a read

    • By Moe Norman Jr on 07-05-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    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

    • 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 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read for any racing fan

    • By JennHP on 10-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Misunderstanding Financial Crises

    • Why We Don't See Them Coming
    • By: Gary B. Gorton
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Misunderstanding Financial Crises offers a back-to-basics overview of financial crises and shows that they are not rare, idiosyncratic events caused by a perfect storm of unconnected factors. Instead, Gorton shows how financial crises are, indeed, inherent to our financial system.  

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 117
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      4 out of 5 stars 102
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      4 out of 5 stars 102

    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

    • 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 145
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • Fight Like a Physicist

    • The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts
    • By: Jason Thalken PhD
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Fight Like a Physicist provides an in-depth, sometimes whimsical look into the physics behind martial arts for sport and self-defense. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book can give you an "unfair advantage" by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Fail U.

    • The False Promise of Higher Education
    • By: Charles J. Sykes
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • 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 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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

    • Full Upright and Locked Position

    • Not-So-Comfortable Truths About Air Travel Today
    • By: Mark Gerchick
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 56

    In Full Upright and Locked Position, former FAA chief counsel and senior aviation policy official Mark Gerchick unravels the unseen forces and little-known facts that have reshaped our air travel experience since September 11, 2001. With wry humor and unique insight, Gerchick takes us past the jargon, technicalities, and all-is-well platitudes to expose the new normal of air travel: from the packed planes and myriad hassles of everyday flying to the alchemy of air fares, the airlines' endless nickel-and-diming, and the elusive hope of escape from steerage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Genesis of why air travel is war these days

    • By Jjftx on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • Nickel Mountain

    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautiful story, elegantly rendered

    • By Peter Giordano on 09-15-18

    Regular price: $18.89

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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

    • Creating the Intimate Connection

    • The Basics of Emotional Intimacy
    • By: Daniel Beaver
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Early in his career, Dan Beaver discovered that people were never taught how to develop an intimate relationship. We are taught how to read, how to write, drive, play sports, and use a computer. But nowhere in our society are we taught how to develop or maintain an intimate relationship. Most of us learned from TV shows. Some generations were taught by Ozzie and Harriet Nelson or Ward and June Cleaver. Other generations learned from their favorite soap operas, or maybe The Waltons, Cliff and Clair Huxtable, Roseanne, Friends, or 7th Heaven.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Easy Tips

    • By abe on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Massacre in Memphis

    • The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War
    • By: Stephen V. Ash
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence that saw whites rampage through the city's black neighborhoods. By the time the fires consuming black churches and schools were put out, forty-six freed people had been murdered. This is a portrait of a Southern city that opens an entirely new view onto the Civil War and its aftermath. A momentous national event, the riot is also remarkable for being "one of the best-documented episodes of the American nineteenth century."

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Blah

    • By Rodney on 11-08-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Do Dogs Dream?

    • By: Stanley Coren
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In a conversational Q&A format, a leading dog expert answers the most commonly asked questions about how dogs think and act. Do dogs dream? Can they recognize themselves in the mirror or understand what they’re seeing on television? Are they more intelligent than cats? People have a great curiosity - and many misunderstandings - about how dogs think, act, and perceive the world. They also wonder about the social and emotional lives of dogs. Stanley Coren brings decades of scientific research on dogs to bear in his unprecedented foray into the inner lives of our canine companions, dispelling many common myths in the process.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Must read for dog lovers

    • By Elad on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $19.95

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