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Jason

Jason Reading, United Kingdom Member Since 2012

Love Autobiographies especially by comedians

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  • "A good relaxed read"

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    This is a good book which touches on some of the techniques used for memory training but mainly follows the author through being a memory novice to competing in the US memory championship. Its not a memory training aid but a relaxed, light hearted take on the people who commit themselves to memorising infeasible amounts of data, and the so called savants who can do this effortlessly.

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    Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

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    • By Joshua Foer
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
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    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Joshua Foer's part-memoir, part-guide on mastering your memory. Read by Mike Chamberlain. On average, people squander forty days annually trying to remember things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S.

    Philip says: "A very interesting listen"
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  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design

    "Religion versus science"

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    Here is another book that promotes the religious argument for intelligent design and ignores or misrepresents facts about evolution. Not worth the effort.

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  • "Good, but..."

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    This is a book that I like, as the subject matter is right up my alley, but I must say I have stopped listening to it as the style of narration gets bothersome after a while. The narrator speaks with a 'staccato' voice that cannot possibly reflect his normal mode of speaking. A few minutes is fine, but after a while becomes tiring. It's a bit like listening to a robot and a bit as if the narrator thinks we won't be able to understand what he says if he speak normally instead of in this artificial and disjointed fashion he has invented. That nonwithstanding, if you don't mind this, then do definitely consider buying it as Pigliucci talks a lot of sense and deserves to be heard.

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    Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Massimo Pigliucci
    • Narrated By Jay Russell
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    Why do people believe bunk? And what causes them to embrace such pseudoscientific beliefs and practices? Noted skeptic Massimo Pigliucci sets out to separate the fact from the fantasy in this entertaining exploration of the nature of science, the borderlands of fringe science, and - borrowing a famous phrase from philosopher Jeremy Bentham - the nonsense on stilts.

    MISS says: "Good, but..."

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  • 4.8 (13 ratings)
    A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion (






ABRIDGED) by Simon Barnes Narrated by Simon Barnes

    A Bad Birdwatcher's Companion

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Simon Barnes
    • Narrated By Simon Barnes
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    Simon Barnes is one of Britain's leading bird writers and humorists. His weekly column in The Times (London), his essays for the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) magazine, and his two books on bad bird-watching have made him one of the characters of the bird world.

    jo says: "I've learnt loads from this"
  • 4.4 (138 ratings)
    The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design (






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

    The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
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    The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.

    Jeremy says: "Sparkling with life!"
  • 4.5 (114 ratings)
    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (






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

    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
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    In The Greatest Show on Earth Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects.

    John says: "Highly Recommended"
  • 4.3 (92 ratings)
    The Ancestor's Tale (






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

    The Ancestor's Tale

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
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    The Ancestor's Tale is a pilgrimage back through time - a journey on which we meet up with fellow pilgrims as we and they converge on our common ancestors. Chimpanzees join us at about six million years in the past, gorillas at seven million years, orangutans at 14 million years, as we stride on together, a growing band. The journey provides the setting for a collection of some 40 tales.

    Tom says: "Dawkins does it again"
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  • 4.6 (64 ratings)
    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (






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

    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
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    In The Greatest Show on Earth, Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects.

    Matt Hemmings says: "Simple and elegantly written"
  • 4.3 (50 ratings)
    Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (






UNABRIDGED) by Mary Roach Narrated by Sandra Burr

    Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

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    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? Have sex? Smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour?

    Pete says: "Unexpected Gem"
  • 4.3 (43 ratings)
    The Emperor of All Maladies (






UNABRIDGED) by Siddhartha Mukherjee Narrated by Stephen Hoye

    The Emperor of All Maladies

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Siddhartha Mukherjee
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    A comprehensive history of cancer - one of the greatest enemies of medical progress - and an insight into its effects and potential cures, by a leading expert on the illness. In The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee, doctor, researcher and award-winning science writer, examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with - and perished from - for more than five thousand years.

    judith says: "I had no idea how little I knew about Cancer"
  • 4.5 (28 ratings)
    Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha Narrated by Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan

    Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan
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    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

    Patrick says: "Incredible read"
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  • 4.3 (22 ratings)
    DNA: The Secret of Life (






UNABRIDGED) by James Watson, Andrew Berry Narrated by Dan Cashman

    DNA: The Secret of Life

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    • By James Watson, Andrew Berry
    • Narrated By Dan Cashman
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    James Watson, co-discoverer of DNA structure, gives this authoritative yet personal account of the course of modern genetic research and the technological and ethical challenges unleashed by it.

  • The Selfish Gene (






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

    The Selfish Gene

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
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    Michael says: "A wonderful book, wonderfully narrated"
  • Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (






UNABRIDGED) by Joshua Foer Narrated by Mike Chamberlain

    Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Joshua Foer
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (41)
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    (42)

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Joshua Foer's part-memoir, part-guide on mastering your memory. Read by Mike Chamberlain. On average, people squander forty days annually trying to remember things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S.

    Philip says: "A very interesting listen"
  • The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design (






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

    The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
    Overall
    (138)
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    (56)
    Story
    (54)

    The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.

    Jeremy says: "Sparkling with life!"
  • The Wisdom of Your Cells: How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology (






UNABRIDGED) by Bruce H. Lipton Narrated by Bruce H. Lipton

    The Wisdom of Your Cells: How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bruce H. Lipton
    • Narrated By Bruce H. Lipton
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    In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting-edge science into clear, accessible language: Dr. Bruce Lipton. With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness.

    Fiona says: "Not science, utterly wrong. Mostly..."
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  • Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel C. Dennett Narrated by Kevin Stillwell

    Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Daniel C. Dennett
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet", focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's place in the universe. Dennett vividly describes the theory itself and then extends Darwin's vision with impeccable arguments to their often surprising conclusions, challenging the views of some of the most famous scientists of our day.

  • Biology: The Science of Life  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Stephen Nowicki

    Biology: The Science of Life

    • ORIGINAL (36 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Stephen Nowicki
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    One of the greatest scientific feats of our era is the astonishing progress made in understanding biology-the intricate machinery of life-a progress to which the period we are living in right now has contributed the most.As you read these words, researchers are delving ever deeper into the workings of living systems, turning their discoveries into new medical treatments, improved methods of growing food, and innovative products that are already changing the world.

    G. Hodges says: "Biology brought to life!"
  • Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization (






UNABRIDGED) by John J. Ratey, Richard Manning, David Perlmutter (foreword) Narrated by Dan Woren

    Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John J. Ratey, Richard Manning, David Perlmutter (foreword)
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
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    The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being. In Go Wild, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace.

  • The Brain that Changes Itself (






UNABRIDGED) by Norman Doidge Narrated by Jim Bond

    The Brain that Changes Itself

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Norman Doidge
    • Narrated By Jim Bond
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    An astonishing new scientific discovery called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the adult human brain is fixed and unchanging. It is, instead, able to change its own structure and function, even into old age. In this revolutionary look at the brain, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., provides an introduction to both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity and the people whose lives they've transformed.

    Saffy says: "A must listen"
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  • The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Lieberman Narrated by Sean Runnette

    The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Daniel Lieberman
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman - chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field - gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning this paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease.

    Annika says: "Excellent book, 'melancholic' performance"
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (






UNABRIDGED) by Mary Roach Narrated by Sandra Burr

    Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? Have sex? Smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour?

    Pete says: "Unexpected Gem"
  • The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution (






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

    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Richard Dawkins
    • Narrated By Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
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    In The Greatest Show on Earth, Richard Dawkins takes on creationists, including followers of 'Intelligent Design' and all those who question the fact of evolution through natural selection. Like a detective arriving on the scene of a crime, he sifts through fascinating layers of scientific facts and disciplines to build a cast-iron case: from the living examples of natural selection in birds and insects.

    Matt Hemmings says: "Simple and elegantly written"
  • The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Sharon Begley Narrated by Arthur Morey

    The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Sharon Begley
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    Conventional science has long held the position that 'the mind' is merely an illusion, a side effect of electrochemical activity in the physical brain. Now in paperback, Dr Jeffrey Schwartz and Sharon Begley's groundbreaking work, The Mind and the Brain, argues exactly the opposite: that the mind has a life of its own. Dr Schwartz, a leading researcher in brain dysfunctions, and Wall Street Journal science columnist Sharon Begley demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the functioning of the physical brain.

  • Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Rashid Narrated by Kevin Young

    Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mark Rashid
    • Narrated By Kevin Young
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    Own an unruly horse? Thinking about purchasing a horse but don't exactly know what to expect once you do? Ever wondered what and how a horse thinks? Mark Rashid tells stories that provide horse owners and potential buyers with the best training solutions - straight from the horse's mouth. By considering the horse's point of view, he explores a variety of solutions to common training problem like head tossing, trailer loading, mounting problems, and more.

  • Is Biocentrism Dead?: Understanding the Universe and Nature (






UNABRIDGED) by Raj Bogle Narrated by Valerie Gilbert

    Is Biocentrism Dead?: Understanding the Universe and Nature

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Raj Bogle
    • Narrated By Valerie Gilbert
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    Is Biocentrism Dead? It is a topic that many find a bit off-putting but it is a question that many individuals are starting to pose as they become wiser. The book explains what biocentrism is and how the tenets that surround this concept came into being. This is a book that the inquiring mind will appreciate, thus it is ideal for the individuals who want to learn more about themselves and the world around them. The author gradually disseminates the information to the listener, allowing them to fully understand what biocentrism really means.

  • Spineless Wonders: Strange Tales from the Invertebrate World (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard Conniff Narrated by Richard Davidson

    Spineless Wonders: Strange Tales from the Invertebrate World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Richard Conniff
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson
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    With this fascinating audiobook, award-winning journalist Richard Conniff satisfies your cravings for the thrill and horror of formication - that chilling sensation of something crawling across your skin. Blending humor and sophistication, he introduces you to a host of spineless creatures, from moths to leeches, and the extraordinary enthusiasts who study them. For over 20 years, the author has trekked through jungles, oceans, and deserts in search of invertebrates.

  • Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization (






UNABRIDGED) by John J. Ratey, Richard Manning, David Perlmutter (foreword) Narrated by Dan Woren

    Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John J. Ratey, Richard Manning, David Perlmutter (foreword)
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
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    The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being. In Go Wild, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolved, our bodies have not kept pace.

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  • Now I Know: Animals (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Lewis Narrated by Erin Bennett

    Now I Know: Animals

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    • By Dan Lewis
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
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    Did you know that the CIA once made use of a "spy cat", or that, although delicious, eating the flesh of an armadillo can give you leprosy? And what about Terry, the small black Cairn Terrier from Kansas who was paid today's equivalent of $2,000 a week for her work in The Wizard of Oz? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know: Animals.

  • Now I Know Science (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Lewis Narrated by Nicholas Techosky

    Now I Know Science

    • UNABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By Dan Lewis
    • Narrated By Nicholas Techosky
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    Did you know that San Diego's Frozen Zoo is home to preserved DNA samples from over 8,000 endangered or threatened species, or that the tell-tale smell of freshly mowed grass is actually the plant's version of a distress call? And what about Henrietta Lacks, the "immortal woman" whose cancer cells have been divided and multiplied for research purposes for over 60 years? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know: Science.

  • The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet (






UNABRIDGED) by Nina Teicholz Narrated by Erin Bennett

    The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Nina Teicholz
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
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    Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proves how everything we've been told about fat is wrong. For decades, Americans have cut back on red meat and dairy products full of "bad" saturated fats. We obediently complied with nutritional guidelines to eat "heart healthy" fats found in olive oil, fish, and nuts, and followed a Mediterranean diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, and grains. Yet the nation's health has declined. What is going on?