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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 764
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 689
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 687

    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 513
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 451
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 442

    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 and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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

    • 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 353
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    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

    • 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 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    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 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 75
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • 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 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    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 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    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

    • 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 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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 story

    • By Carlos I. Gomez on 07-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • The Man Who Invented Fiction

    • How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World
    • By: William Egginton
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    In the early 17th century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a novel. It was the story of a poor nobleman, his brain addled from studying too many novels of chivalry, who deludes himself that he is a knight errant and sets off on hilarious adventures. That story, Don Quixote, went on to sell more copies than any other book beside the Bible, making its author, Miguel de Cervantes, the single most-read author in human history.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • The Dick Gibson Show

    • By: Stanley Elkin
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Look who's on the Dick Gibson Radio Show: Arnold the Memory Expert ("I've memorized the entire West Coast shoreline - except for cloud cover and fog banks"). Bernie Perk, the burning pharmacist. Henry Harper, the nine-year old orphan millionaire, terrified of being adopted. The woman whose life revolves around pierced lobes. An evil hypnotist. Swindlers. Con-men. And Dick Gibson himself. Anticipating talk radio and its crazed hosts, Stanley Elkin creates a brilliant comic world held together by American manias and maniacs in all their forms.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good narration.

    • By Irene Z. on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mickelsson's Ghosts

    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 29 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The final novel by John Gardner, Mickelsson's Ghosts, originally published in 1982 just months before his untimely death in a motorcycle accident, is a tour de force. The protagonist Peter Mickelsson, a former star philosophy professor at Brown, relocates to Binghamton University. On the verge of bankruptcy, separated from his wife, in questionable mental health, and drinking heavily, Mickelsson decides to buy a country house in northeastern Pennsylvania.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • John Gardner at his Best

    • By Mary I on 01-10-18

    Regular price: $39.95

    • 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 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • God's Forever Family

    • The Jesus People Movement in America
    • By: Larry Eskridge
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The Jesus People movement was a unique combination of the hippie counterculture and evangelical Christianity. It first appeared in the famed "Summer of Love" of 1967, in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, and spread like wildfire in Southern California and beyond, to cities like Seattle, Atlanta, and Milwaukee. In 1971 the growing movement found its way into the national media spotlight and gained momentum, attracting a huge new following among evangelical church youth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good book, marred by narration

    • By Dru Lattin on 11-04-15

    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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • Nation on the Take

    • By: Wendell Potter, Nick Penniman
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    American democracy has become coin operated. Special interest groups increasingly control every level of government. The necessity of raising huge sums of campaign cash has completely changed the character of politics and policymaking, determining what elected representatives stand for and how they spend their time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read on the short list 'How's the world work!

    • By Todd on 08-15-16

    Regular price: $15.48

    • 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 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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 World's Emergency Room

    • The Growing Threat to Doctors, Nurses, and Humanitarian Workers
    • By: Michael VanRooyen
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Twenty years ago the most common cause of death for medical humanitarians and other aid workers was traffic accidents; today it is violent attacks. And the death of each doctor, nurse, paramedic, midwife, and vaccinator is multiplied untold times in the vulnerable populations deprived of their care. In a 2005 report, the ICRC found that for every soldier killed in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, more than 60 civilians died due to loss of immunizations and other basic health services.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read for the Modern Humanitarian

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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