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Alan Michael Forrester

Alan Michael Forrester Northampton Member Since 2012

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  • "Interesting facts but lacklustre ph..."

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    "The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves" is about the fact that the world is becoming a better place and why that is happening.

    The author gives us lots of interesting facts about how the world is improving. He also explains something about why supposedly apocalyptic problems like global warming are somewhat exaggerated. He often criticises bad environmentalist ideas accurately.

    What lets the author down a bit is philosophy. He sometimes praises free markets but doesn't seem to have much good to say about individualism and often refers to "collective brains". His theory about ideas having sex isn't fleshed out at all. It just means people put seemingly different ideas together and that's all there is to it. He doesn't answer any of the following questions. Why do they do this? How do they do this? How does it work? Are there any inherent limitations to it? "The Beginning of Infinity" by David Deutsch is a lot better on philosophical issues, as are the books of Ayn Rand.

    LJ Ganser reads the book clearly.

    This is worth listening to if you are unfamiliar with facts about human improvement.

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    Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

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    • By Matt Ridley
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    Over 10,000 years ago there were fewer than 10 million people on the planet. Today there are more than six billion, 99 per cent of whom are better fed, better sheltered, better entertained and better protected against disease than their Stone Age ancestors. Yet, bizarrely, however much things improve from the way they were before, people still cling to the belief that the future will be nothing but disastrous.

    judith says: "Could have been even better"
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  • Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

    "Born to Run"

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    The most inspirational book I have read or listened to in a long time. Makes you want to stop everything and go for a run.

Lindsay Kay Caddy

Lindsay Kay Caddy Guildford, United Kingdom 06/06/2011 Member Since 2010
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  • "Good but not the best Bryson book"

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    I enjoyed this book, although it isn't the best he's written. Its factual, well referenced and interesting. Its also value for money/credit as it is a decent length. I found the narrator a bit annoying and after huffing and puffing about it for a bit I checked who narrated it only to find out it was Bill Bryson himself! Although I normally love it when the author narrates their own book, in this case I have heard his books read better. He does tend to slur his words, get a bit tongue tied in parts and doesn't speak as energetically as I'd hoped for. William Roberts who narrated a Short History of Nearly Everything (another Bryson book) would have been an improvement. Definately worth getting if you're a Bryson fan.

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    At Home: A Short History of Private Life

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    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
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    Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

    Stewart Webb says: "More Fact Pact Bryson"

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  • 4.3 (377 ratings)
    The Psychopath Test (






UNABRIDGED) by Jon Ronson Narrated by Jon Ronson

    The Psychopath Test

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    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Jon Ronson
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    This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail, and Jon is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness.

    Elizabeth says: "Very enjoyable"
  • 4.5 (328 ratings)
    Outliers: The Story of Success (






UNABRIDGED) by Malcolm Gladwell Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell

    Outliers: The Story of Success

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    • 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"
  • 4.3 (257 ratings)
    Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Ariely Narrated by Simon Jones

    Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

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    • By Dan Ariely
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
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    In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

    Graham says: "enjoyed each time I listened"
  • 4.6 (244 ratings)
    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

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    • 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"
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  • 4.3 (200 ratings)
    Blink (






UNABRIDGED) by Malcolm Gladwell Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell

    Blink

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    • 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"
  • 4.4 (147 ratings)
    Them: Adventures with Extremists (






UNABRIDGED) by Jon Ronson Narrated by Jon Ronson

    Them: Adventures with Extremists

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    • By Jon Ronson
    • Narrated By Jon Ronson
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    Them began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Jon had got to know some of them - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - he found that they had one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, Jon sets out, with the help of the extremists, to locate that room. The journey is as creepy as it is comic, and along the way Jon is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and more.

    Boggy of Bucks says: "Enjoyable"
  • 4.5 (134 ratings)
    The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Forsyth Narrated by Simon Shepherd

    The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

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    • By Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    A quirky, entertaining and thought-provoking tour of the unexpected connections between words, read by Simon Shepherd. What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words.

    max says: "Very good"
  • 4.4 (103 ratings)
    Mastery (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert Greene Narrated by Fred Sanders

    Mastery

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    • By Robert Greene
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
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    What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

    Adam says: "Not a revelation"
  • Outliers: The Story of Success (






UNABRIDGED) by Malcolm Gladwell Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell

    Outliers: The Story of Success

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    • 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"
  • How We Learn (






UNABRIDGED) by Benedict Carey Narrated by Jeff Harding

    How We Learn

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    • By Benedict Carey
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    In the tradition of The Power of Habit and Thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today - and how we can apply it to our own lives. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success.

  • Mastery (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert Greene Narrated by Fred Sanders

    Mastery

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert Greene
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
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    What did Charles Darwin, middling schoolboy and underachieving second son, do to become one of the earliest and greatest naturalists the world has known? What were the similar choices made by Mozart and by Caesar Rodriguez, the U.S. Air Force's last ace fighter pilot? In Mastery, Robert Greene's fifth book, he mines the biographies of great historical figures for clues about gaining control over our own lives and destinies. Picking up where The 48 Laws of Power left off, Greene culls years of research and original interviews to blend historical anecdote and psychological insight, distilling the universal ingredients of the world's masters.

    Adam says: "Not a revelation"
  • David and Goliath (






UNABRIDGED) by Malcolm Gladwell Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell

    David and Goliath

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    • 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"
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  • 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"
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (






UNABRIDGED) by Dan Ariely Narrated by Simon Jones

    Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dan Ariely
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
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    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

    Graham says: "enjoyed each time I listened"
  • 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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    (200)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (44)

    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"
  • Contagious: Why Things Catch On (






UNABRIDGED) by Jonah Berger Narrated by Keith Nobbs

    Contagious: Why Things Catch On

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jonah Berger
    • Narrated By Keith Nobbs
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    Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral? Word of mouth makes products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. It's more influential than advertising and far more effective. Can you create word of mouth for your product or idea? According to Berger, you can. Whether you operate a neighborhood restaurant, a corporation with hundreds of employees, or are running for a local office for the first time, the steps that can help your product or idea become viral are the same.

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  • The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Forsyth Narrated by Simon Shepherd

    The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    A quirky, entertaining and thought-provoking tour of the unexpected connections between words, read by Simon Shepherd. What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words.

    max says: "Very good"
  • 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"
  • You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself (






UNABRIDGED) by David McRaney Narrated by Don Hagen

    You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

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    • By David McRaney
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
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    An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK - delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework. Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday.

    Derrick says: "Maybe a Little Smarter Now Than I Was Before"
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life (






UNABRIDGED) by Bill Bryson Narrated by Bill Bryson

    At Home: A Short History of Private Life

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    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Bill Bryson
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    Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.

    Stewart Webb says: "More Fact Pact Bryson"
  • The Reality of Race (Foreign Affairs): What Evolution Can - and Can't - Explain about Culture (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Falkiner Narrated by Kevin Stillwell

    The Reality of Race (Foreign Affairs): What Evolution Can - and Can't - Explain about Culture

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    • By Daniel Falkiner
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    The new book A Troublesome Inheritance confirms that the basic biological facts of race and human evolution are indisputable. But at certain moments, the book ceases to be a scientific inquiry into race and becomes something far more troubling.

  • The World's Greatest Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana and Other Drugs: These Six Arguements in This Book Will Help Those against Marijuana and Other Drugs to Make Their Position Much Stronger (






UNABRIDGED) by Trevor Clinger Narrated by Alan Bennett

    The World's Greatest Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana and Other Drugs: These Six Arguements in This Book Will Help Those against Marijuana and Other Drugs to Make Their Position Much Stronger

    • UNABRIDGED (24 mins)
    • By Trevor Clinger
    • Narrated By Alan Bennett
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    In this audiobook, I bring six arguments that the general population has against marijuana and other drugs. In having a neutral standpoint on the legalization of all drugs, I try to analyze both parties and consider each side's argument. With each argument, I define the argument, provide examples, and then give a reflection to that argument from a supporter standpoint of legalized drugs.

  • The World's Greatest Arguments In Favor of Legalized Abortion (






UNABRIDGED) by Trevor Clinger Narrated by Allen Prohaska

    The World's Greatest Arguments In Favor of Legalized Abortion

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    • By Trevor Clinger
    • Narrated By Allen Prohaska
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    Abortion is a hot topic and requires both pro-choice and pro-life parties to analyze each other's arguments. I take three of the most controversial and recognized arguments and explain them in depth. I am neutral on this topic, and won't take sides until considering the best persuading arguments from both parties. This audiobook will help in persuading this pro-life to be more favorable to pro-choice.

  • The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters (






UNABRIDGED) by Ulrich Boser Narrated by Jeff Cummings

    The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters

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    • By Ulrich Boser
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
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    In The Leap, bestselling author Ulrich Boser shows how the emerging research on trust can improve our lives, rebuild our economy, and strengthen society. As part of this engaging and deeply reported narrative, Boser visits a radio soap opera in Rwanda that aims to restore the country's broken trust, profiles the man who brought honesty to one of the most corrupt cities in Latin America, and explains how a college dropout managed to con his way into American high society.

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  • The Turning: Why the State of the Family Matters, and What the World Can Do About It (






UNABRIDGED) by Richard Eyre, Linda Eyre Narrated by Benjamin Pacini

    The Turning: Why the State of the Family Matters, and What the World Can Do About It

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    • By Richard Eyre, Linda Eyre
    • Narrated By Benjamin Pacini
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    New York Times #1 best-selling authors Richard and Linda Eyre's new audiobook The Turning: Why the State of the Family Matters and What the World Can Do about It contends that the social and economic challenges faced not only in the United States, but throughout the world, are the direct result of an unprecedented and widespread turning away from family. The negative effects of this turning are apparent in the youth of the world today

  • A Lost Life: Is This a Lost Generation, a Lost Key to Life, or Can They Be Saved? (






UNABRIDGED) by Cheryline Lawson Narrated by Brady Gonsalves

    A Lost Life: Is This a Lost Generation, a Lost Key to Life, or Can They Be Saved?

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    • By Cheryline Lawson
    • Narrated By Brady Gonsalves
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    This audiobook is about young people between the ages of 15 to 25, their destructive path, and what we can do to save them! Everyone seems to be accusatory toward the youth and call them a lost generation. However, society may have forgotten that they have contributed to some of the trends that are witnessed among the youth - be it the church, parents, or the politicians. The moral debauchery among the youth cannot be talked about without mention of these things.

  • ? (






UNABRIDGED) by Tom Simek Narrated by Tom Simek

    ?

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    • By Tom Simek
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    A series of chance occurrences and unexpected mishaps lead a curious young man to question not only himself and his own identity, but the fundamental nature of the universe and existence. Traveling three continents in pursuit of answers to life's biggest questions, all he seems to find is more questions.

  • Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today's Complex World (






UNABRIDGED) by R. David Lankes Narrated by R. David Lankes

    Expect More: Demanding Better Libraries for Today's Complex World

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By R. David Lankes
    • Narrated By R. David Lankes
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    Libraries have existed for millennia, but today many question their necessity. In an ever more digital and connected world, do we still need places of books in our towns, colleges, or schools? If libraries aren't about books, what are they about? In Expect More, David Lankes, winner of the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature, walks you through what to expect out of your library.