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    • This Will Make You Smarter

    • New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking
    • By: John Brockman
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson, Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • sorry but the narrator kills this audio book

    • By Neil on 14-06-14

    Regular price: £19.49

    • The Witches' Book of the Dead

    • By: Christian Day
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spirits can convey magical talents, fame, love, and wealth to those brave enough to summon them. This book explores the enduring relationships between witches and the dead, and shares rituals and incantations to help listeners open doorways to the rich spirit world. Includes an extensive resource section on how to ethically obtain the tools of the trade.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Arrival of the Gods

    • Revealing the Alien Landing Sites of Nazca
    • By: Erich von Daniken
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nazca, once only an isolated settlement in the midst of the Peruvian desert, is today the meeting place for archaeologists from around the world. From here you can fly over the celebrated Nazca pampa and appreciate the massive scale of the extraordinary markings on the surrounding landscape. Some of these lines are over twenty kilometers long! Drawing on over thirty years of study, Erich von Daniken examines the various theories that attempt to explain the Nazca phenomena in terms of religious ritual, ancient roads, and astrological symbols.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Storms of My Grandchildren

    • The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
    • By: James Hansen
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Storms of My Grandchildren, James Hansen - the nation's leading scientist on climate issues - speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming: the planet is hurtling even more rapidly than previously acknowledged to a climatic point of no return. Although Hansen was Al Gore's science adviser for the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, his recent data shows that our situation is even more dire today.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Try "Global warming, global threat" instead

    • By Lord Peridot on 16-08-17

    Regular price: £23.79

    • A Sea in Flames

    • By: Carl Safina
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Carl Safina has been hailed as one of the top 100 conservationists of the 20th century (Audubon Magazine) and A Sea in Flames is his blistering account of the months-long manmade disaster that tormented a region and mesmerized the nation. Traveling across the Gulf to make sense of an ever-changing story and its often-nonsensical twists, Safina expertly deconstructs the series of calamitous misjudgments that caused the Deepwater Horizon blowout, zeroes in on BP’s misstatements, evasions, and denials, reassesses his own reaction to the government’s crisis handling, and reviews the consequences of the leak.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Stealing the Mystic Lamb

    • The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece
    • By: Noah Charney
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jan van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian's list of the 10 most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is also the most frequently stolen artwork of all time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narrator

    • By thomas on 15-06-14

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Winner-Take-All Politics

    • How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class
    • By: Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We all know that the very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades while most Americans haven't. In fact, the exorbitantly paid have continued to thrive during the current economic crisis, even as the rest of Americans have fallen behind. Why do the "have-it-alls" have so much more? Lots of so-called experts claim to have solved this great mystery, but no one has really gotten to the bottom of it---until now.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • The Great Divergence

    • America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It
    • By: Timothy Noah
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the past three decades, America has steadily become a nation of haves and have-nots. Our incomes are increasingly unequal. This steady growing apart is often mentioned as a troubling indicator by scholars and policy analysts, though seldom addressed by politicians. What economics Nobelist Paul Krugman terms "the Great Divergence" has till now been treated as little more than a talking point, a rhetorical club to be wielded in ideological battles. But this Great Divergence may be the most important change in this country during our lifetimes.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Moving Millions

    • How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration
    • By: Jeffrey Kaye
    • Narrated by: John Allen Nelson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the same day that reporter Jeffrey Kaye visited the Tondo hospital in northwest Manila, members of an employees association wearing hospital uniforms rallied in the outside courtyard demanding pay raises. The nurses at the hospital took home about $261 a month, while in the United States, nurses earn, on average, more than fifteen times that rate of pay. No wonder so many of them leave the Philippines. Between 2000 and 2007, nearly 78,000 qualified nurses left the Philippines to work abroad, but there's more to it than the pull of better wages....

    Regular price: £21.99