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    • Parable of the Talents

    • By: Octavia E. Butler
    • Narrated by: Patricia R. Floyd, Peter Jay Fernandez, Sisi Aisha Johnson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 973
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 974

    Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of horrifying depravity. Assault, theft, sexual abuse, slavery, and murder are commonplace. And a zealous, bigoted tyrant has won his way into the White House. Directly opposed is Lauren Olamina, founder of Earthseed - a new faith that teaches "God Is Change". Persecuted for "heathen" beliefs as much as for having a black female leader, Earthseed's followers face a life-and-death struggle to preserve their vision.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Look Into Our Future

    • By Alysia on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $36.37

    • Merchants of Doubt

    • How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming
    • By: Erik M. Conway, Naomi Oreskes
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 640
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 533
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528

    The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. Our scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Valuable scholarship, but not exactly literature

    • By Roger on 01-23-11

    Regular price: $22.46

    • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part 3

    • Wilderness Campaign, Appomattox, Death of Lincoln (Unabr.)
    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    In his own captivating words, General Ulysses S. Grant describes the Wilderness Campaign, the almost anti-climactic surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. His depiction of the most crucial and hardest-fought battles of the Civil War, the near-disasters, and the bloody triumphs reveals a highly intelligent, profound, thinking man. Grant wrote his memoirs as he lay dying of cancer and completed the manuscript only a week before his death.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part 2

    • March 4, 1861 - March 26, 1864
    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Covering the pivotal years 1861-1864, General Ulysses S. Grant leads us in his own words from Fort Sumter to his appointment as commander of all the armies of the North. Grant remembers his experiences with the key players of the day, takes us onto the battlefields, and recounts the twists and turns of fate. Grant was a failed peacetime soldier, failed farmer, failed woodcutter, failed bill collector, and 38-year-old clerk in a harness store in the spring of 1861. By 1864, he was directing all the Union forces.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yankee doodle

    • By Boots on 04-08-14

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: Part 1: The Early Years, West Point, Mexico

    • By: Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States and commander of the Union forces in the Civil War, tells the story of his life in his own words. In this opening volume, Grant covers his early years, including his time at the U.S. military academy at West Point and his service during the Mexican War under Zachary Taylor. Grant wrote his memoirs in order to rescue his family from debt and they were published as he lay dying of throat cancer. Today, they are an American classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • U.S Grant: A Man of Intelligence and Dignity

    • By Robert W. Gillespie on 08-28-03

    Regular price: $20.95

    • Ethics

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Simon Blackburn
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    In this clear introduction to ethics, Simon Blackburn tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire, and freedom, showing us how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often dominate moral debates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awakes your willing to read more Philosophy

    • By marisawedd on 06-06-11

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Money Well Spent : A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy

    • By: Paul Brest, Hal Harvey
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Money Well Spent explains how to create and implement a strategy that ensures meaningful results. Drawing on examples from over 100 foundations and non-profits, Money Well Spent gives readers the framework they need to design a smart strategy. This is a book for everyone who wants to get the most from a philanthropic dollar: donors, foundations, and non-profits.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Leading Minds

    • An Anatomy of Leadership
    • By: Howard Gardner
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In Leading Minds, Gardner and his research associate at Harvard Project Zero, Emma Laskin, apply a cognitive lens to leadership, drawing on Gardner's groundbreaking work on intelligence and creativity to offer fascinating revelations about the minds of leaders and those who follow them. This reissue includes a new introduction by the author.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More like a PhD dissertation

    • By D.R. Whitson on 08-23-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Too Big To Know

    • Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room
    • By: David Weinberger
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    We used to know how to know. We got our answers from books or experts. We'd nail down the facts and move on. But in the Internet age, knowledge has moved onto networks. There's more knowledge than ever, of course, but it's different. Topics have no boundaries, and nobody agrees on anything.Yet this is the greatest time in history to be a knowledge seeker - if you know how.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good to know ...

    • By John B. Fisher on 01-24-12
    • Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room
    • By: David Weinberger
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 01-03-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 130 ratings

    Regular price: $17.95

    • After Tamerlane

    • The Global History of Empire Since 1405
    • By: John Darwin
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
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      4 out of 5 stars 38
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      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Tamerlane, the Ottomans, the Mughals, the Manchus, the British, the Japanese, the Nazis, and the Soviets: All built empires meant to last forever; all were to fail. But, as John Darwin shows in this magisterial book, their empire-building created the world we know today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive Single Volume

    • By Iosa MacChrìsdein on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $34.94

    • The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Central to America's idea of itself is the character of Benjamin Franklin. We all know him, or think we do: In recent works and in our inherited conventional wisdom, he remains fixed in place as a genial polymath and self-improver who was so very American that he is known by us all as the first American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My 3rd or 4th favorite history/biography book

    • By Tina on 12-31-11

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Walking

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    "In wilderness is the preservation of the world. Life consists with wilderness. The most alive is the wildest. Not yet subdued to man, its presence refreshes him." Philosopher and writer Henry David Thoreau preferred to contemplate the nature of man and his environment while walking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoreau helps us today immensely.

    • By PAUL J. BARQUINERO on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Descent into Darkness

    • Pearl Harbor, 1941, A Navy Diver's Memoir
    • By: Edward C. Raymer
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    On December 7, 1941, as the great battleships Arizona, Oklahoma, and Utah lie paralyzed and burning in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. A crack team of U.S. Navy salvage divers headed by Edward C. Raymer are hurriedly flown to Oahu from the mainland. Their two-part orders are direct and straightforward: (1) rescue as many trapped sailors and Marines as possible, and (2) resurrect what remains of America's once mighty pacific fleet. Descent Into Darkness tells their story.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Massive Disappointment

    • By Matthew on 10-14-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Whatever You Are Be a Good One

    • To Get from Good to Great You Must Lean How to Get Good
    • By: Stewart Emery
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Discover the power of becoming good at something you love to do! Ed Penhoet co-founded Chiron, made himself into an exceptionally successful entrepreneur, and served as Chiron's CEO until 1998. I once asked Ed what advice he could offer students starting a career. He lit up, and said, "I once got a fortune cookie that said, 'Whatever you are, be a good one..."

    Regular price: $2.95

    • FT Press Delivers: 14 Lessons on Personal Success from Industry Experts

    • By: Dean A Shepherd, Sandy Allgeier, Kevin Elko, and others
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Credibility; confidence; integrity; and strength – these are the keys to success in every aspect of your life. Let the expert authors from FT Press, including Jerry Porras and Stewart Emery, share their experiences on achieving success.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Collider

    • The Search for the World's Smallest Particles
    • By: Paul Halpern
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe. The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the anticipation of finally discovering the Higgs boson particle. But what is the Higgs boson and why is it often referred to as the God Particle? Why are the Higgs and the LHC so important?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Particles are small!

    • By Gary on 05-27-12
    • The Search for the World's Smallest Particles
    • By: Paul Halpern
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 08-31-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 98 ratings

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Wisdom of Donkeys

    • Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World
    • By: Andy Merrifield
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    "The demon of speed is often associated with forgetting, with avoidance...and slowness with memory and confronting," observes Milan Kundera in his novel Slowness. With that purpose in mind - a search for slowness and tranquility - Andy Merrifield sets out on a journey of the soul with a friend's donkey, Gribouille, to walk amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of southern France's Haute-Auvergne.

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Shrimp

    • The Endless Quest for Pink Gold
    • By: Jack Rudloe, Anne Rudloe
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The story of shrimp is as delicious as the creatures themselves. Renowned nature writers Jack and Anne Rudloe tell that story with passion, revealing a hidden history that has spanned millennia. You’ll discover the human stories and heritage behind centuries of shrimping, around the world; meet the most remarkable of the world’s 4,000 species of shrimp, come aboard ragged old shrimp boats, and spy on high-tech shrimp tanks; discover why shrimp may be a restaurant’s best friend; and more.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Self-Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
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      4 out of 5 stars 140
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      4 out of 5 stars 139

    "To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men - that is genius. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Whosoever would be a man must be a nonconformist." Ralph Waldo Emerson explores the themes of individuality and self-fulfillment in his most popular essay, "Self-Reliance." In it, he celebrates America's free society, one which places value on the individual, and attacks the institution of religion as one that stifles the soul. Emerson's essays, considered among the best in the English language, have exerted much influence and enjoyed tremendous longevity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • DO NOT BUY

    • By Jordan on 08-19-12

    Regular price: $7.00

    • Lost Discoveries

    • The Ancient Roots of Modern Science from the Babylonians to the Mayans
    • By: Dick Teresi
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    In the tradition of Daniel Boorstin, the co-founder of Omni delivers an original work of history that demonstrates why modern science rests on a foundation built by ancient and medieval non-European societies. "If you think that modern science is rooted in the golden age of Greece, you owe it to yourself to [hear this] book," says Library Journal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A worthwhile challenge

    • By Kevin on 01-29-05
    • The Ancient Roots of Modern Science from the Babylonians to the Mayans
    • By: Dick Teresi
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-02
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 290 ratings

    Regular price: $29.27

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