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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 692
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 600

    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

    • 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 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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 1,378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226

    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

    • 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 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • 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 800
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 689
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690

    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 800 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 253
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      4 out of 5 stars 235
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      4 out of 5 stars 237

    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 253 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Getting There

    • A Book of Mentors
    • By: Gillian Zoe Segal
    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White, Rene Ruiz, Jorjeana Marie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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 560
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 478
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485

    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 560 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 239
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    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 261 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Getting There: A Book of Mentors

    • By: Gillian Zoe Segal
    • Narrated by: Jorjeana Marie, Rene Ruiz, Alex Hyde-White
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • The Good Spy

    • The Life and Death of Robert Ames
    • By: Kai Bird
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 231

    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 46 mins
    • Release date: 05-20-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 265 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 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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

    • In Sickness and in Health

    • Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of of Interabled Romance
    • By: Ben Mattlin
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ben Mattlin's wife, ML, recalls falling in love with his confidence and sheer determination. On one of their earliest dates, he persuaded her to ride on his lap in his wheelchair on their way home from an Elvis Costello concert. Thirty years later, they still travel like this from time to time, undaunted by the curious stares following them down the street. But In Sickness and in Health is more than an "inspiring" story of how a man born with spinal muscular atrophy

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Exploration of Diverse Relationships

    • By Rebecca on 08-06-18
    • Love, Disability, and a Quest to Understand the Perils and Pleasures of of Interabled Romance
    • By: Ben Mattlin
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 01-30-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • Who Was Roald Dahl?

    • By: True Kelley
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • Long, Obstinate, and Bloody

    • By: Lawrence Babits, Joshua Howard
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      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: $22.95

    • 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 37 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

    • Rome at War

    • Farms, Families, and Death in the Middle Republic
    • By: Nathan Rosenstein
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Historians have long asserted that during and after the Hannibalic War, the Roman Republic's need to conscript men for long-term military service helped bring about the demise of Italy's small farms and that the misery of impoverished citizens then became fuel for the social and political conflagrations of the late republic. Nathan Rosenstein challenges this claim, showing how Rome reconciled the needs of war and agriculture throughout the middle republic.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rome Under the Reign of the Quants

    • By Nelson Alexander on 01-13-10
    • Farms, Families, and Death in the Middle Republic
    • By: Nathan Rosenstein
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 12-31-09
    • 3 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • My Soul to Keep

    • Rise of the Fallen, Book 1
    • By: Sean Hayden
    • Narrated by: René Ruiz
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    It was only a wish. Connor Sullivan was painfully average. The very highlight of his existence was going to school, doing homework, and playing video games. He thought nothing would ever change that. Unfortunately, homework usually screws everything up. A cut, some blood, and a hastily scrawled promise to sell his soul for his fondest wish...and all hell breaks loose. Literally. The Demons take him up on his offer.

    Regular price: $19.95