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    • Nudge

    • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: Robert Bair
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 572
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 479
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      4 out of 5 stars 471

    Every day, we make decisions on topics ranging from personal investments to schools for our children to the meals we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. The reason, the authors explain, is that, being human, we all are susceptible to various biases that can lead us to blunder.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narration made it impossible to get through

    • By p112 on 01-24-17
    • Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: Robert Bair
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Release date: 02-24-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 572 ratings

    Regular price: $11.20

    • Charm Offensive

    • How China's Soft Power Is Transforming the World
    • By: Joshua Kurlantzick
    • Narrated by: Peter Hirst
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    At the beginning of the 21st century, China is poised to become a major global power. And though much has been written of China's rise, a crucial aspect of this transformation has gone largely unnoticed: the way that China is using soft power to appeal to its neighbors and to distant countries alike.

    Regular price: $14.67

    • Kitchen Literacy

    • How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back
    • By: Ann Vileisis
    • Narrated by: Alex Day
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Ask children where food comes from, and they’ll probably answer: “the supermarket.” Ask most adults, and their replies may not be much different. Where our foods are raised and what happens to them between farm and supermarket shelf have become mysteries. How did we become so disconnected from the sources of our breads, beef, cheeses, cereal, apples, and countless other foods that nourish us every day?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous book -- anemic performance

    • By Gringuita on 05-27-12
    • How We Lost Knowledge of Where Food Comes from and Why We Need to Get It Back
    • By: Ann Vileisis
    • Narrated by: Alex Day
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 02-24-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $18.86

    • The Public Domain

    • Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
    • By: James Boyle
    • Narrated by: David Stampone
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Our failure to appreciate the importance of the public domain—the realm of material that is free for anyone to use without permission or fee—limits free speech, digital creativity, and scientific innovation, argues the author of this book. The public domain is under siege, and James Boyle explains why and how we must protect it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, Unpracticed Narrator

    • By Paul on 03-29-10

    Regular price: $8.40

    • Opting Out?

    • Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home
    • By: Pamela Stone
    • Narrated by: Pamela Cronin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    With insight and compassion, Pamela Stone shows convincingly that, far from representing a return to tradition, the decision of some women to relinquish high-powered careers is a reluctant and conflict-ridden response to the growing mismatch between privatized families and time-demanding jobs.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Unnatural History of the Sea

    • By: Callum M. Roberts
    • Narrated by: Callum M. Roberts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Humanity can make short work of the oceans' creatures. In 1741, hungry explorers discovered herds of Steller's sea cow in the Bering Strait, and in less than thirty years, the amiable beast had been harpooned into extinction. It's a classic story, but a key fact is often omitted. Bering Island was the last redoubt of a species that had been decimated by hunting and habitat loss years before the explorers set sail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb! A unique and important history

    • By R. Smith on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Spy Wars

    • Moles, Mysteries, and Deadly Games
    • By: Tenent H Bagley
    • Narrated by: Tenent H Bagley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    In this rapid-paced book, a former CIA chief of Soviet bloc counterintelligence breaks open the mysterious case of KGB officer Yuri Nosenko's 1964 defection to the United States. Still a highly controversial chapter in the history of Cold War espionage, the Nosenko affair has inspired debate for more than 40 years. Was Nosenko a bona fide defector with the real information about Lee Harvey Oswald's stay in Soviet Russia, or was he a KGB loyalist, engaged in a complex game of deception?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT Book. Historic Missteps

    • By Anonymous on 02-11-16

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Bridge at the End of the World

    • Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability
    • By: James Gustave Speth
    • Narrated by: David Zinn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century will be unfit to live in. Of course human activities are not holding at current levels—they are accelerating, dramatically—and so, too, is the pace of climate disruption, biotic impoverishment, and toxification.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Bound Together

    • How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization
    • By: Nayan Chanda
    • Narrated by: Stephen Russell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Since humans migrated from Africa and dispersed throughout the world, they have found countless ways and reasons to reconnect with one another. In this entertaining book, Nayan Chanda follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world. For Chanda, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • School Assignment

    • By Tammy on 08-20-15
    • How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization
    • By: Nayan Chanda
    • Narrated by: Stephen Russell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 04-26-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $12.25

    • Diagnosis: Mercury

    • Money, Politics, and Poison
    • By: Jane M. Hightower
    • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    One morning in 2000, Dr. Jane Hightower walked into her exam room to find a patient with disturbing symptoms she couldn’t explain. The woman was nauseated, tired, and had difficulty concentrating, but a litany of tests revealed no apparent cause. She was not alone. Dr. Hightower saw numerous patients with similar, inexplicable ailments, and eventually learned that there were many more around the nation and the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Watch out for he poison we eat!

    • By ANDRÉ on 02-19-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Babies by Design

    • The Ethics of Genetic Choice
    • By: Ronald M Green
    • Narrated by: David Wood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Already technology enables parents to select some genetic traits for their children, and soon it will be possible to begin to shape ourselves as a species. Countering loud cries of alarm, bioethics expert Ronald Green explains why our fears about genetic engineering are overblown and how we can move forward responsibly to create a better future.

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Cities in the Wilderness

    • A New Vision of Land Use in America
    • By: Bruce Babbitt
    • Narrated by: Bruce Babbitt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In this brilliant, gracefully written, and important new book, former Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Arizona Bruce Babbitt brings fresh thought to questions of how we can build a future we want to live in.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Content was good, reading was bad.

    • By Nathaniel Gallegos on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $12.57

    • Network Power

    • The Social Dynamics of Globalization
    • By: David Grewal
    • Narrated by: Jeff Wilson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    For all the attention globalization has received in recent years, little consensus has emerged concerning how best to understand it. For some, it is the happy product of free and rational choices; for others, it is the unfortunate outcome of impersonal forces beyond our control. It is, in turn, celebrated for the opportunities it affords and criticized for the inequalities in wealth and power it generates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful and Classic

    • By Theo Horesh on 03-18-14

    Regular price: $10.50

    • The Future of Reputation

    • Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet
    • By: Daniel J. Solove
    • Narrated by: Jeff Wilson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    This engrossing book explores the profound implications of personal information on the Internet, preserved forever even if it is false, biased, or humiliating. Brimming with examples of online gossip, slander, and rumor, the book discusses the tensions between privacy and free speech and proposes how to balance the two. What information about you is on the Internet?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Overview of Internet, privacy and free speech

    • By S. Yates on 06-11-16

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Hyping Health Risks

    • Environmental Hazards in Daily Life and the Science of Epidemiology
    • By: Geoffrey C. Kabat
    • Narrated by: David Henry
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The media constantly bombard us with news of health hazards lurking in our everyday lives. But many of these hazards turn out to have been greatly overblown. According to author and epidemiologist Geoffrey C. Kabat, this hyping of low-level environmental hazards leads to needless anxiety and confusion on the part of the public as to which exposures have important effects on health and which are likely to have minimal or no effect.

    Regular price: $19.56

    • The Road to 9/11

    • Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America
    • By: Peter Dale Scott
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
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      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    This is an ambitious, meticulous examination of how U.S. foreign policy since the 1960s has led to partial or total cover-ups of past domestic criminal acts, including, perhaps, the catastrophe of 9/11. Peter Dale Scott, whose previous books have investigated CIA involvement in southeast Asia, the drug wars, and the Kennedy assassination, here probes how the policies of presidents since Nixon have augmented the tangled bases for the 2001 terrorist attack.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Full of Interesting Information, Hard to Follow

    • By Blizzard on 09-20-13

    Regular price: $10.50

    • Where our Food Comes From

    • Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine
    • By: Gary Paul Nabhan
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Leopard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Jailed as a scapegoat for Stalin's famines, Vavilov had traveled over five continents, collected hundreds of thousands of seeds in an effort to outline the ancient centers of agricultural diversity. Gary Paul Nabhan weaves together Vavilov's story with his own expeditions to Earth's richest agricultural landscapes and the cultures that tend them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating history & cautionary tale for our time

    • By Janet Pittman Henley on 03-03-11

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Dominant Animal

    • Human Evolution and the Environment
    • By: Paul R. Ehrlich
    • Narrated by: Anne H. Ehrlich
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    In humanity’s more than 100,000 year history, we have evolved from vulnerable creatures clawing sustenance from Earth to a sophisticated global society manipulating every inch of it. In short, we have become the dominant animal. Why, then, are we creating a world that threatens our own species? What can we do to change the current trajectory toward more climate change, increased famine, and epidemic disease?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to determine value of content

    • By Ron Greene on 06-17-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Falling Behind

    • How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class
    • By: Robert H Frank
    • Narrated by: Robert H Frank
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels of debt. In a book that explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today, Robert Frank explains how increased concentrations of income and wealth at the top of the economic pyramid have set off "expenditure cascades" that raise the cost of achieving many basic goals for the middle class.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Managing Stakeholders

    • Survival, Reputation, and Success
    • By: Edward R Freeman
    • Narrated by: Rob Currens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    This pathbreaking book will change the way managers do business and think about corporate opportunities. Management scholar R. Edward Freeman and his colleagues explain why the key to corporate success is to create value for all stakeholders, and they offer a set of concrete principles and techniques to ensure a firm’s survival, reputation, and success.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great, but could be better

    • By Philips Adeniyi on 02-06-18

    Regular price: $18.17

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