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    • Becoming

    • By: Michelle Obama
    • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Marvelous Michelle on 11-14-18

    Regular price: $28.35

    • 12 Rules for Life

    • An Antidote to Chaos
    • By: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily accessible wisdom

    • By Jarrod on 01-16-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Mythos

    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Didn't want it to end

    • By Riya Banerjee on 05-17-18

    Regular price: $30.62

    • Heroes

    • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
    • By: Stephen Fry
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Silvia on 11-03-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • To Die For

    • By: Alice Clark-Platts
    • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In an empty car park, Ryan James sits in his car contemplating death. He has set up a hose pipe that is pouring carbon monoxide into the car, and his deciding whether or not to close the last window and end it all. Finally, he gets a text and decides to end his life. Detective Martin is called to the scene the next day. At first she is convinced it is a simple suicide but as she looks deeper into the boy's life and his relationships she begins to wonder if someone else was involved.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's like getting only the first 2 chapters of a book

    • By Lisa on 05-12-17

    Regular price: $1.06

    • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • By: Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields - including business, medicine, and politics - but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research in one book.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • read this book (not for listenings)

    • By Alex on 02-26-12

    Regular price: $27.72

    • Why We Sleep

    • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
    • By: Matthew Walker
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative with passionate narrator

    • By Winston Lee on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Measure What Matters

    • OKRs: The Simple Idea That Drives 10x Growth
    • By: John Doerr
    • Narrated by: Jini Kim, Susan Wojcicki, Alex Garden, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Measure What Matters is a revolutionary approach to business that has been adopted by some of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups. It is a movement that is behind the explosive growth of Intel, Google, Amazon and Uber and many more. Measure What Matters is about using Objectives and Key Results (or OKRs) to make tough choices on business priorities. It's about communicating these objectives throughout the company from entry level to CEO, and it's about collecting timely, relevant data to track progress - to measure what matters.   

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Faking Friends

    • By: Jane Fallon
    • Narrated by: Sally Scott, Kristin Atherton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Faking Friends by Jane Fallon, read by Sally Scott and Kristin Atherton. Best friend. Soulmate. Confidante. Backstabber. Amy thought she knew who Melissa was - then again, Amy also thought she was on the verge of the wedding of her dreams to her long-distance fiancé. When her career begins to unravel, she pays a surprise trip home to London. Her boyfriend Jack is out, but another woman has been making herself at home....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Schadenfreude to the max

    • By JK907 on 01-15-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales

    • By: Beatrix Potter
    • Narrated by: Gary Bond, Michael Hordern, Rosemary Leach, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter are now available as a downloadable, digital audiobook, complete and unabridged! The 23 tales in this set have never lost their popularity, and sell in their millions all over the world. Meet again the famous characters that children love and adore: Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle-Duck and many more. These stories are beautifully brought to life by a talented cast of readers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!!

    • By N. Duong on 12-08-15

    Regular price: $19.19

    • The Fifth Risk

    • Undoing Democracy
    • By: Michael Lewis
    • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The morning after Trump was elected president, the people who ran the US Department of Energy - an agency that deals with some of the most powerful risks facing humanity - waited to welcome the incoming administration's transition team. Nobody appeared. Across the US government, the same thing happened: nothing. People don't notice when stuff goes right. That is the stuff government does. It manages everything that underpins our lives from funding free school meals, to policing rogue nuclear activity, to predicting extreme weather events.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Empire

    • How Britain Made the Modern World
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Once vast swathes of the globe were coloured imperial red, and Britannia ruled not just the waves but the prairies of America, the plains of Asia, the jungles of Africa and the deserts of Arabia. Just how did a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic achieve all this? And why did the empire on which the sun literally never set finally decline and fall? Niall Ferguson's acclaimed Empire brilliantly unfolds the imperial story in all its splendours and its miseries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a great listen - What a History Lesson

    • By Dorothy on 11-04-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Daring Greatly

    • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a powerful new vision, Dr. Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength, and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. 

    • How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 07-26-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 22 ratings

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Like a Thief in Broad Daylight

    • Power in the Era of Post-Humanity
    • By: Slavoj Žižek
    • Narrated by: Jamie East
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world - changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new audiobook, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closer to a bizarrely literal realisation of Marx's prediction that 'all that is solid melts into air'. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marx and Hegel without the resentment

    • By Kindle Customer on 11-16-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Enlightenment Now

    • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker, read by Arthur Morey. Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible? If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Yet, as Steven Pinker shows, if you follow the trendlines, you discover that our lives have become longer, healthier, safer and more prosperous - not just in the West but worldwide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glass half-full

    • By Mark on 02-26-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Churchill

    • Walking with Destiny
    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 50 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Churchill by Andrew Roberts, read by Stephen Thorne. Winston Churchill towers over every other figure in 20th-century British history. By the time of his death at the age of 90 in 1965, many thought him to be the greatest man in the world. There have been over a thousand previous biographies of Churchill. Andrew Roberts now draws on over 40 new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, used in no previous Churchill biography, to depict him more intimately and persuasively than any of its predecessors.

    Regular price: $34.90

    • Matilda

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents Roald Dahl's Matilda, read by multi-award-winning actress Kate Winslet. Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book!

    • By Anonymous User on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $19.19

    • The Coddling of the American Mind

    • How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
    • By: Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Haidt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Coddling of the America Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff, read by Jonathan Haidt. What doesn't kill you makes you weaker. Always trust your feelings. Life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. And yet they have become increasingly woven into education, culminating in a stifling culture of 'safetyism' that began on American college campuses.

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Life 3.0

    • By: Max Tegmark
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin Audio presents Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark, read by Rob Shapiro. We stand at the beginning of a new era. What was once science fiction is fast becoming reality, as AI transforms war, crime, justice, jobs and society - and even our very sense of what it means to be human. More than any other technology, AI has the potential to revolutionise our collective future - and there's nobody better situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor and cofounder of the Future of Life Institute, whose work has helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. But not much new

    • By Management Consultant on 08-13-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Blueprint

    • How DNA Makes Us Who We Are
    • By: Robert Plomin
    • Narrated by: Robert Plomin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Blueprint, written and read by Robert Plomin. The blueprint for our individuality lies in the 1 percent of DNA that differs between people. Our intellectual capacity, our introversion or extraversion, our vulnerability to mental illness, even whether we are a morning person - all of these aspects of our personality are profoundly shaped by our inherited DNA differences. In Blueprint, Robert Plomin, a pioneer in the field of behavioural genetics, draws on a lifetime's worth of research to make the case that DNA is the most important factor shaping who we are.

    Regular price: $21.81

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