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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 1,092
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 892
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894

    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 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 502
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500

    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

    • 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

    • 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 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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

    • Leading Minds

    • An Anatomy of Leadership
    • By: Howard Gardner
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • 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 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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

    • Warren Buffett on Business

    • Principles from the Sage of Omaha
    • By: Richard J. Connors
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Warren Buffett on Business is a timeless guide to strategies that can help you run a successful business. This book is a one-of-a-kind collection of Buffett's letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway written over the past few decades, and in a clear, simple style distills the basic principles of sound business practices.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Bait and Switch

    • By Damon on 06-11-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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

    • 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 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • Self-Reliance

    • By: Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    "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

    • 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 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    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

    • After Tamerlane

    • The Global History of Empire Since 1405
    • By: John Darwin
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • Seek Success, Not Approval

    • The Only Approval You Need Is Yours
    • By: Kevin Elko
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Identifying the "mental clutter" that keeps you from succeeding-and clearing it away! While experiencing rain delays over and over during a Wimbledon tennis tournament, Venus Williams said, "I love the delays. Each time they happen I sit down and clear my mind." Venus eventually won the tournament.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • 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 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    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

    • False Economy

    • A Surprising Economic History of the World
    • By: Alan Beattie
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Alan Beattie has long been intrigued by the fates of different countries, economies, and societies-why some fail and some succeed. Here, he weaves together elements of economics, history, politics, and human stories, revealing that societies, economies, and countries usually make concrete choices that determine their destinies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Jerry on 11-27-10

    Regular price: $22.46

    • Interventions

    • By: Noam Chomsky
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Interventions, by Noam Chomsky, is getting new press after the Pentagon banned the book from Guantanamo Bay's prison library. Interventions is Noam Chomsky at his best. Not since his all-time best-selling title, 9/11, published in the Open Media series in 2001, have readers and listeners had a timely, short, affordable Chomsky. Unlike 9/11, Interventions is a writerly work - a series of more than 30 tightly argued essays aimed at various aspects of U.S. power and politics in the post-9/11 world. While critical of U.S. military interventions around the globe, each piece in the book is in itself an intellectual intervention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Chomsky on Fire

    • By Susie on 01-09-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Copyright Wars

    • Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle
    • By: Peter Baldwin
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Today's copyright wars can seem unprecedented. Sparked by the digital revolution that has made copyright - and its violation - a part of everyday life, fights over intellectual property have pitted creators, Hollywood, and governments against consumers, pirates, Silicon Valley, and open-access advocates. But while the digital generation can be forgiven for thinking the dispute between, for example, the publishing industry and Google is completely new, the copyright wars in fact stretch back three centuries - and their history is essential to understanding today's battles.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • War Law

    • Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict
    • By: Michael Byers
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    International law governing the use of military force has been the subject of intense public debate. Under what conditions is it appropriate or necessary for a country to use force when diplomacy has failed? Michael Byers, a widely known world expert on international law, weighs these issues in War Law. Byers examines the history of armed conflict and international law through a series of case studies of past conflicts, ranging from the 1837 Caroline Incident to the abuse of detainees by US forces at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very informational

    • By Tana Stevenson on 12-31-16
    • Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict
    • By: Michael Byers
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 07-06-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Banned in Boston

    • The Watch and Ward Society’s Crusade Against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil
    • By: Neil Miller
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A lively history of the Watch and Ward Society - New England's notorious literary censor for over eighty years. Banned in Boston is the first-ever history of the Watch and Ward Society - once Boston's unofficial moral guardian. An influential watchdog organization, bankrolled by society's upper crust, it actively suppressed vices like gambling and prostitution, and oversaw the mass censorship of books and plays.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Watch and Ward's Influence on U.S. Morality

    • By Susie on 11-28-12
    • The Watch and Ward Society’s Crusade Against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil
    • By: Neil Miller
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 10-19-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $17.95

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