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    • The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching

    • Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
    • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 866
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 752
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 747

    In The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha's teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy - all qualities of enlightenment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the very best...

    • By Acarya on 02-26-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • This View of Life

    • Completing the Darwinian Revolution
    • By: David Sloan Wilson
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It is widely understood that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution completely revolutionized the study of biology. Yet, according to David Sloan Wilson, the Darwinian revolution won’t be truly complete until it is applied more broadly - to everything associated with the words “human,” “culture,” and “policy.” 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent introduction to evolutionary biology

    • By hans sandberg on 03-15-19

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Through Two Doors at Once

    • The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality
    • By: Anil Ananthaswamy
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    The intellectual adventure story of the "double-slit" experiment, showing how a sunbeam split into two paths first challenged our understanding of light and then the nature of reality itself - and continues to almost 200 years later. Through Two Doors at Once celebrates the elegant simplicity of an iconic experiment and its profound reach. With his extraordinarily gifted eloquence, Anil Ananthaswamy travels around the world, through history and down to the smallest scales of physical reality we have yet fathomed. It is the most fantastic voyage you can take. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent exposition of the conundrum

    • By GLYNN A on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The New Tsar

    • The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin
    • By: Steven Lee Myers
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 22 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,464
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303

    The epic tale of the rise to power of Russia's current president - the only complete biography in English - that fully captures his emergence from shrouded obscurity and deprivation to become one of the most consequential and complicated leaders in modern history, by the former New York Times Moscow bureau chief.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A retelling of facts without much added info

    • By A. M. on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Coders

    • The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson comes a brilliant anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers, in a book that interrogates who they are, how they think, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause. They are the most quietly influential people on the planet, and Coders shines a light on their culture. 

    • The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 03-26-19
    • Not rated yet

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Launch Pad

    • Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups
    • By: Randall Stross
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 869
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 747
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 748

    Twice a year in the heart of Silicon Valley, a small investment firm called Y Combinator selects an elite group of young entrepreneurs from around the world for three months of intense work and instruction. Their brand-new two- or three-person start-ups are given a seemingly impossible challenge: to turn a raw idea into a viable business, fast.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Soothing

    • By Andrew on 12-30-15
    • Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups
    • By: Randall Stross
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 10-02-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 869 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Breaking Seas

    • An Overweight, Middle-Aged Computer Nerd Buys His First Boat, Quits His Job, and Sails Off to Adventure
    • By: Glenn Damato
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 273
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      4 out of 5 stars 255
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      4 out of 5 stars 257

    Do you have a dream you must pursue, but everyone says it's unrealistic? Or that you're not qualified? Too old, too out of shape? Or you don't have the "right experience?" Glenn Damato was a 41-year-old software instructor who sought to exceed the bounds of his comfortable but humdrum existence. He embarked on an adventure for which he was miserably unprepared. Why did he do this? How did he answer the ancient human question: how do we jump-start growth in our lives? We become something we were not.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Bill S. on 07-18-15
    • An Overweight, Middle-Aged Computer Nerd Buys His First Boat, Quits His Job, and Sails Off to Adventure
    • By: Glenn Damato
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 11-21-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 273 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Makers

    • The New Industrial Revolution
    • By: Chris Anderson
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 495
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 502

    Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of "Makers" using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Glimpse Into the Future

    • By John on 01-12-13
    • The New Industrial Revolution
    • By: Chris Anderson
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 10-02-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 578 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Good Spy

    • The Life and Death of Robert Ames
    • By: Kai Bird
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 280
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      4 out of 5 stars 243
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      4 out of 5 stars 243

    The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history - a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West. On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America’s most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East - CIA operative Robert Ames.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Biased but interesting

    • By Peggy on 05-09-18
    • The Life and Death of Robert Ames
    • By: Kai Bird
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 05-20-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 280 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Man Who Wasn't There

    • Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self
    • By: Anil Ananthaswamy
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    Anil Ananthaswamy's extensive, in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they then offer remarkable, sometimes heart-wrenching insights into what remains. One man cut off his own leg. Another became one with the universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Self as malady

    • By Tom on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks, and Snakes in Your Life

    • By: Samuel Rodriguez
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 21

    There is a way to confront problems in life, shake them off, and move on. Based on the story (see Acts 27-28) of the Apostle Paul's near catastrophic shipwreck, this is a call to individuals to "shake off" problems and disasters in life and move forward to new health and wholeness. To everyone on the ship with the Apostle Paul, it looked like a certain disaster. But as Paul predicted, everyone did survive - even though they made it to safety only by grasping "broken pieces of wood." 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • highly recommend

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Getting There

    • A Book of Mentors
    • By: Gillian Zoe Segal
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White, Rene Ruiz, Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The path to success is rarely easy or direct, and good mentors are hard to find. In Getting There, 30 leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general. Getting There is for everyone - from students contemplating their futures to the vast majority of us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great audiobook with excellent readers

    • By Alex on 11-06-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Who Was Roald Dahl?

    • By: True Kelley
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever. Now, in this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British air force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning actress. He also wrote books and screenplays for adults.

    Regular price: $9.79

    • While the City Slept

    • A Love Lost to Violence and a Wake-Up Call for Mental Health Care in America
    • By: Eli Sanders
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love - Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other - and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age 23, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tragedy and hope

    • By Gotta Tellya on 03-07-16
    • A Love Lost to Violence and a Wake-Up Call for Mental Health Care in America
    • By: Eli Sanders
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 02-02-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 271 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Succeeding When You're Supposed to Fail

    • The 6 Enduring Principles of High Achievement
    • By: Rom Brafman
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4 out of 5 stars 44

    For decades they assumed that people who face adversity - a difficult childhood, career turbulence, sudden bouts of bad luck - will succumb to their circumstances. Yet over and over again they found a significant percentage are able to overcome their life circumstances and achieve spectacular success. How is it that individuals who are not “supposed” to succeed manage to overcome the odds? Are there certain traits that such people have in common?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By Ruthanne on 01-05-12

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Getting There: A Book of Mentors

    • By: Gillian Zoe Segal
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Rene Ruiz, Alex Hyde-White
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    The path to success is rarely easy or direct, and good mentors are hard to find. In Getting There, 30 leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. Getting There is for everyone - from students contemplating their futures to the vast majority of us facing challenges or seeking to reach our potential.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sage Advice for Seekers

    • By Waldo on 09-02-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Forever for a Year

    • By: B. T. Gottfred
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz, Pamela Lorence
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Carolina and Trevor meet on their first day of school, something draws them to each other. They gradually share first kisses, first touches, first everythings. When they're together, nothing else matters. But one of them will make a choice, and the other a mistake, that will break what they thought was unbreakable. Both will wish they could fall in love again for the first time - but first love, by definition, can't happen twice.

    Regular price: $18.16

    • Hawke's Prey

    • By: Reavis Z. Wortham
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz, Jeff Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    It's a stunning attack, lightning quick and chilling in its execution. A merciless gang of terrorists seizes the Presidio County Courthouse in the midst of the worst blizzard West Texas has seen in a century. Loaded down with enough firepower to outfit an army, the attackers slaughter dozens, take all survivors hostage, and assume complete control. The nation - and the US government - are at their mercy. Or so they think. They don't know that a seasoned Texas Ranger is also inside the courthouse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Die Hard in Texas

    • By tooonce72 on 07-11-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Hawke's War

    • A Sonny Hawke Thriller
    • By: Reavis Z. Wortham
    • Narrated by: Jeff Brick, Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The serene beauty of West Texas's Big Bend National Park is shattered when four hikers are brutally ambushed by a sniper. Only one survives to report the murders. When investigators come up with nothing, they're left wondering if this is a single incident - or the beginning of a rampage. One week later, Texas Ranger Sonny Hawke drives his 3500 Dodge Dually into the park, determined to unearth the truth. Before he knows it, he's in the same sniper's crosshairs. A drug and human smuggling cartel has lured him to remote backcountry, looking for payback for an old grudge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book ffrom Reavis

    • By Mark on 09-13-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Long, Obstinate, and Bloody

    • By: Lawrence Babits, Joshua Howard
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    On 15 March 1781, the armies of Nathanael Greene and Lord Charles Cornwallis fought one of the bloodiest and most intense engagements of the American Revolution at the Guilford Courthouse in piedmont North Carolina. Although victorious, Cornwallis declared the conquest of the Carolinas impossible. He made the fateful decision to march into Virginia, eventually leading his army to the Yorktown surrender and clearing the way for American independence.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Long, Confusing, and Boring

    • By Stephen on 02-06-13

    Regular price: $24.95

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