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  • A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction (






UNABRIDGED) by Terry Pratchett Narrated by Michael Fenton Stevens

    A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton Stevens
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    With a foreword by Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series - but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights.

  • What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (






UNABRIDGED) by Randall Munroe Narrated by Wil Wheaton

    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Randall Munroe
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
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    From the creator of the wildly popular xkcd, What If? gives hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions. How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living?

    Doug Monk says: "Brilliant, just brilliant!"
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by William Roberts

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

    Roy says: "A short Review of Nearly Everything"
  • Influence: Science and Practice, ePub, 5th Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert B. Cialdini Narrated by Lloyd James

    Influence: Science and Practice, ePub, 5th Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Robert B. Cialdini
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    Widely used in classes, as well as sold to people operating successfully in the business world, the eagerly awaited revision of Influence reminds the listener of the power of persuasion. Cialdini organizes compliance techniques into six categories based on psychological principles that direct human behavior: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.

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  • Outliers: The Story of Success (






UNABRIDGED) by Malcolm Gladwell Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell

    Outliers: The Story of Success

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
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    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

    Dawn says: "Riveting - enjoyed it much more than the paperback"
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Kahneman Narrated by Patrick Egan

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated By Patrick Egan
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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.

    clive says: "Fascinating, but be prepared to concentrate"
  • The God Delusion (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard Dawkins Narrated by Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward

    The God Delusion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
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    Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
    Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
    Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, 2007.
    Winner of the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

    As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

    A says: "Masterpiece"
  • Sane New World: Taming the Mind (






UNABRIDGED) by Ruby Wax Narrated by Ruby Wax

    Sane New World: Taming the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Ruby Wax
    • Narrated By Ruby Wax
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    Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner - shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress. If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world.

    Matthew says: "The best audiobook to date"
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  • David and Goliath (






UNABRIDGED) by Malcolm Gladwell Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell

    David and Goliath

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
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    David and Goliath is the dazzling and provocative new book from Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw. Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty.

    James says: "Swing and a miss"
  • Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher McDougall Narrated by Fred Sanders

    Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Christopher McDougall
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
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    Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

    richard says: "Born to Run"
  • Night School: Wake Up to the Power of Sleep (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard Wiseman Narrated by Peter Noble

    Night School: Wake Up to the Power of Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated By Peter Noble
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    Almost a third of your whole life is spent asleep. Night School uncovers the scientific truth about the sleeping brain - and gives powerful tips on how those hours of apparently 'dead' time in the dark can transform your waking life.

    Laura says: "Informative with a quirky sense of humour"
  • Blink (






UNABRIDGED) by Malcolm Gladwell Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell

    Blink

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated By Malcolm Gladwell
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    Intuition is not some magical property that arises unbidden from the depths of our mind. It is a product of long hours and intelligent design, of meaningful work environments, and particular rules and principles. This audiobook shows us how we can hone our instinctive ability to know in an instant, helping us to bring out the best in our thinking and become better decision-makers in our homes, offices, and in everyday life.

    Jane says: "Enjoyable, but goes in an unexpected direction"
  • Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence (






UNABRIDGED) by Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly Narrated by Mark Kelly

    Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly
    • Narrated By Mark Kelly
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    After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions consumed Gabby Giffords and her family: Would Gabby survive the bullet through her brain? Would she walk again? Speak? Her hard-won recovery, though far from complete, has now allowed her and Mark to ask larger questions that confront us as a nation: How can we address our nation's epidemic of gun violence? How can we protect gun rights for law abiding citizens, while keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill?

  • Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy (






UNABRIDGED) by Francis Fukuyama Narrated by Jonathan Davis

    Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Fukuyama examines the effects of corruption on governance, and why some societies have been successful at rooting it out. He explores the different legacies of colonialism in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and offers a clear-eyed account of why some regions have thrived and developed more quickly than others. And he boldly reckons with the future of democracy in the face of a rising global middle class and entrenched political paralysis in the West.

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    La philo ouverte à tous : Le désir

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    • By Laurence Vanin
    • Narrated By Laurence Vanin, Brigitte Lascombe
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    Le désir serait-il un leurre ? Laurence Vanin définit plusieurs types de désirs et envisage leurs aspects positifs et négatifs.

  • On Immunity: An Inoculation (






UNABRIDGED) by Eula Biss Narrated by Tamara Marston

    On Immunity: An Inoculation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Eula Biss
    • Narrated By Tamara Marston
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    In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment.

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  • Tao Te King: Das Buch vom Sinn und Leben (






UNABRIDGED) by Laozi Narrated by Karlheinz Gabor

    Tao Te King: Das Buch vom Sinn und Leben

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    • By Laozi
    • Narrated By Karlheinz Gabor
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    Als die öffentlichen Zustände sich so verschlimmerten, dass keine Aussicht auf Herstellung der Ordnung mehr vorhanden war, soll Laotse sich zurückgezogen haben. Als er an den Grenzpass Han Gu gekommen sei, habe ihn der Grenzbeamte Yin Hi gebeten, ihm etwas Schriftliches zu hinterlassen. Darauf habe er den Toateking, bestehend aus mehr als 5000 chinesischen Zeichen, niedergeschrieben und ihm übergeben.

  • Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore (






UNABRIDGED) by Jay Sekulow Narrated by Jay Sekulow

    Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can't Ignore

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jay Sekulow
    • Narrated By Jay Sekulow
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    Recently, the world has been shaken by gruesome photos and videos that have introduced us to the now infamous terrorist group known as ISIS. The world's wealthiest and most powerful jihadists, ISIS originated within Al Qaeda with the goal of creating an Islamic state across Iraq and Syria and unrelenting jihad on Christians. Separate from ISIS, the terrorist group Hamas has waged an equally brutal war against Israel. Both groups, if left undefeated, have the potential to unleash a catastrophic genocide.

  • Addicted to Food: Understanding the Obesity Epidemic (






UNABRIDGED) by James Erlichman Narrated by Napoleon Ryan

    Addicted to Food: Understanding the Obesity Epidemic

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By James Erlichman
    • Narrated By Napoleon Ryan
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    Obesity has hit epidemic levels. In the developed, and much of the developing world, it is now 'normal' to be overweight with a BMI of 25 or more. And the global population is getting fatter all the time as a powerful mix of cheap foods, social behaviours, and commercial pressures drives us to the biscuit tin again and again and again. But this is not the worst of it....

  • Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer (






UNABRIDGED) by Max Lucado Narrated by Ben Holland

    Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Max Lucado
    • Narrated By Ben Holland
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    In Before Amen best-selling author Max Lucado joins listeners on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds listeners that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. Let the conversation begin.

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  • You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Life Changing Lessons from Heaven (






UNABRIDGED) by Theresa Caputo Narrated by Theresa Caputo

    You Can't Make This Stuff Up: Life Changing Lessons from Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Theresa Caputo
    • Narrated By Theresa Caputo
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    In You Can't Make This Stuff Up, Theresa imparts the life-changing wisdom she's received from Spirit and client readings.

    Each chapter incorporates a powerful lesson that is made real by Theresa's witty and wise insights. She shares moving client stories and fascinating behind-the-scenes tales from her life and hit reality show to help people find peace and closure and to better understand the spiritual world.