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    • The Tyranny of Metrics

    • By: Jerry Z. Muller
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this timely and powerful book, Jerry Muller uncovers the damage our obsession with metrics is causing and shows how we can begin to fix the problem. Filled with examples from education, medicine, business and finance, government, the police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid, this brief and accessible book explains why the seemingly irresistible pressure to quantify performance distorts and distracts, whether by encouraging "gaming the stats" or "teaching to the test"....

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Data Smart

    • Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight
    • By: John W. Foreman
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Data science gets thrown around in the press like it's magic. Major retailers are predicting everything, from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions. Data science is little more than using straightforward steps to process raw data into actionable insight. And in Data Smart, author and data scientist John Foreman will teach how you how that's done within the familiar environment of a spreadsheet.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Nature and the Human Soul

    • Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
    • By: Bill Plotkin PhD
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 25 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Important information for soul embodiment/ development.

    • By Jez Mitch on 29-03-19

    Regular price: £45.99

    • Post-Truth

    • By: Lee C. McIntyre
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What, exactly, is post-truth? Is it wishful thinking, political spin, mass delusion, bold-faced lying? McIntyre analyzes recent examples - claims about inauguration crowd size, crime statistics, and the popular vote - and finds that post-truth is an assertion of ideological supremacy by which its practitioners try to compel someone to believe something regardless of the evidence. Yet post-truth didn't begin with the 2016 election; the denial of scientific facts about smoking, evolution, vaccines, and climate change offers a road map for more widespread fact denial.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Remember It!

    • The Names of People You Meet, All of Your Passwords, Where You Left Your Keys, and Everything Else You Tend to Forget
    • By: Nelson Dellis, Sanjay Gupta MD - foreword
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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    Throughout his research into memory theory, Nelson Dellis found existing memory improvement guides to be wanting - overcomplicated, dry, and stodgy. So he decided to create a book that is approachable and fun, centered on what people actually need to remember. In Remember It!, Dellis teaches us how to make the most of our memory, using his competition-winning techniques. 

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Why Kids Kill

    • Inside the Minds of School Shooters
    • By: Peter Langman PhD
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten years after the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings are a new and alarming epidemic. While sociologists have attributed the trigger of violence to peer pressure, such as bullying and social isolation, prominent psychologist Peter Langman, argues here that psychological causes are responsible. Drawing on 20 years of clinical experience, Langman offers surprising reasons for why some teens become violent. Langman divides shooters into three categories, and he discusses the role of personality, trauma, and psychosis among school shooters.  

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Just Giving

    • Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better
    • By: Rob Reich
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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    Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today's democracy? Though we may laud wealthy individuals who give away their money for society's benefit, Just Giving reveals how such generosity not only isn't the unassailable good we think it to be but might also undermine democratic values and set back aspirations of justice. 

    • Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better
    • By: Rob Reich
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 19-02-19
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    Regular price: £16.09

    • Alt-America

    • The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    • By: David Neiwert
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "alt-right" figures mystifies many. But the American extreme right has been growing steadily in number and influence since the 1990s with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black US president, militant racists have come out of the woodwork.

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    • Equal parts fascinating and horrifying.

    • By Sean Whatson on 11-01-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • How to Rig an Election

    • By: Nic Cheeseman, Brian Klaas
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are generally able to remain in power longer than autocrats who refuse to allow the populace to vote. In this engaging and provocative audiobook, authors Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas expose the limitations of national elections as a means of promoting democratization and reveal the six essential strategies that dictators use to undermine the electoral process in order to guarantee victory for themselves. 

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    • Tedious

    • By Nicholas on 07-06-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Anti-Pluralism

    • The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy
    • By: William A. Galston
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Great Recession, institutional dysfunction, a growing divide between urban and rural prospects, and failed efforts to effectively address immigration have paved the way for a populist backlash that disrupts the postwar bargain between political elites and citizens. Whether today's populism represents a corrective to unfair and obsolete policies or a threat to liberal democracy remains up for debate. To respond to today's crisis, good leaders must strive for inclusive economic growth while addressing social and cultural issues, including demographic anxiety, with frank attention. 

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    • Understand today`s polarization

    • By Vladimir Duret on 03-01-19

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Extremism

    • By: J.M. Berger
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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    In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, J. M. Berger offers a nuanced introduction to extremist movements, explaining what extremism is, how extremist ideologies are constructed, and why extremism can escalate into violence. 

    Regular price: £9.69

    • No Recipe

    • Cooking as Spiritual Practice
    • By: Edward Espe Brown
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Making your love manifest, transforming your spirit, good heart, and able hands into food is a great undertaking,” writes renowned chef and Zen priest Edward Espe Brown, “one that will nourish you in the doing, in the offering, and in the eating.” With No Recipe: Cooking as Spiritual Practice, Brown beautifully blends expert cooking advice with thoughtful reflections on meaning, joy, and life itself. 

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    • Terrible Narration.. shame.. book is great!

    • By miss g lee on 18-11-18

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Politics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Aristotle's Politics is a work of political philosophy. The end of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics declared that the inquiry into ethics necessarily follows into politics, and the two works are frequently considered to be parts of a larger treatise, or perhaps connected lectures, dealing with the philosophy of human affairs. Aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical fields, including political theory.

    Regular price: £7.69

    • Nicomachean Ethics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nicomachean Ethics is Aristotle’s most famous work on the subject of ethics and virtue. He believed that ethical knowledge is not precise knowledge, like logic and mathematics, but general knowledge like nutrition and exercise. Since ethics is a practical discipline rather than a theoretical one, he thought that to become "good", one could not simply study what virtue is; one must actually be virtuous.

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    • Amazing clarity of thought.

    • By Haris on 26-04-17

    Regular price: £7.69

    • Big Data Revolution

    • What Farmers, Doctors and Insurance Agents Teach Us About Discovering Big Data Patterns
    • By: Rob Thomas, Patrick McSharry
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
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    Big Data Revolution is a guide to improving performance, making better decisions, and transforming business through the effective use of big data. Listeners are guided through tried-and-true methodologies for getting more out of data and using it to the utmost advantage. This audiobook describes the major trends emerging in the field, the pitfalls and triumphs being experienced, and the many considerations surrounding big data, all while guiding listeners toward better decision-making from the perspective of a data scientist.   

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Bastard of Fort Stikine

    • The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr.
    • By: Debra Komar
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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    Just after midnight on April 21, 1842, John McLoughlin, Jr. - the chief trader for the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Stikine, in the northwest corner of the territory that would later become British Columbia - was shot to death by his own men. They claimed it was an act of self-defence, their only means of stopping the violent rampage of their drunk and abusive leader. Sir George Simpson, the HBC's Overseas Governor, took the men of Stikine at their word, and the Company closed the book on the matter.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Ballad of Jacob Peck

    • By: Debra Komar
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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    On a frigid February evening in 1805, Amos Babcock brutally murdered Mercy Hall. Believing that he was being instructed by God, Babcock stabbed and disemboweled his own sister before dumping her lifeless body in a rural New Brunswick snowbank. This is the tragic and fascinating story of how isolation, duplicity, and religious mania turned impoverished, hardworking people violent, leading to a murder and an execution.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Act of Congress

    • How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't
    • By: Robert G. Kaiser
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
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    An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works - and doesn’t - that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008. The founding fathers expected Congress to be the most important branch of government and gave it the most power. When Congress is broken - as its justifiably dismal approval ratings suggest - so is our democracy.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Mayor Rob Ford: Uncontrollable

    • How I Tried to Help the World's Most Notorious Mayor 
    • By: Mark Towhey, Johanna Schneller
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
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    In February 2013, Toronto's former mayor, Rob Ford, was caught on video smoking crack cocaine. Weeks later, he was accused of groping a campaign rival; had to leave a gala for being too intoxicated; and was fired as the coach of a high school football team. The events were part of a stream of Rob Ford "mishaps", which include a DUI; accusations of domestic violence; a trial where the Toronto City Council stripped him of his powers; even accusations of murder.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Predictive Health

    • How We Can Reinvent Medicine to Extend Our Best Years
    • By: Kenneth L. Brigham M.D., Michael M. E. Johns M.D.
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
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    Our health care system is crippled by desperate efforts to prevent the inevitable. A third of the national Medicare budget - nearly $175 billion - is spent on the final year of life, and a third of that amount on the final month, often on expensive (and futile) treatments. Such efforts betray a fundamental flaw in how we think about healthcare: we squander resources on hopeless situations, instead of using them to actually improve health.

    Regular price: £18.29