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    • Seeing Like a State

    • By: James C. Scott
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? Author James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields. Centrally managed social plans misfire, Scott argues, when they impose schematic visions that do violence to complex interdependencies that are not - and cannot - be fully understood. Further, the success of designs for social organization depends upon the recognition that local, practical knowledge is as important as formal, epistemic knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-02-19

    Regular price: £25.69

    • American Serengeti

    • The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains
    • By: Dan Flores
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    America's Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Pronghorn antelope, gray wolves, bison, coyotes, wild horses, and grizzly bears: less than 200 years ago these creatures existed in such abundance that John James Audubon was moved to write "it is impossible to describe or even conceive the vast multitudes of these animals".

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Is Democracy Possible Here?

    • Principles for a New Political Debate
    • By: Ronald Dworkin
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Politics in America are polarized and trivialized, perhaps as never before. In Congress, the media, and academic debate, opponents from right and left, the Red and the Blue, struggle against one another as if politics were contact sports played to the shouts of cheerleaders. The result, Ronald Dworkin writes, is a deeply depressing political culture, as ill equipped for the perennial challenge of achieving social justice as for the emerging threats of terrorism. Can the hope for change be realized?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought-provoking

    • By Kirstine on 29-05-11

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Kidnapped

    • The Tragic Life of J. Paul Getty III
    • By: Charles Fox
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    J. Paul ("Little Paul") Getty III, the grandson of Getty Oil founder J. Paul Getty, may have been cursed by money and privilege from the moment he was born. Falling in with the wrong people and practically abandoned by his famous family, Getty was a child of his international jet-set era, moving from Marrakesh to Rome, nightclubs to well-appointed drug dens. His high-profile kidnapping defined the decade - and was permanently memorable for the ear that was mailed to his mother as evidence of the kidnappers' intentions.

    Regular price: £21.29

    • The Phantom Killer

    • Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror
    • By: James Presley
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on Texarkana's "lovers' lanes" created a media maelstrom and cast a pall of fear over an entire region. What is even more surprising is that the case has remained cold for decades. Combining archival research and investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian James Presley reveals evidence that provides crucial keys to unlocking this decades-old puzzle.

    • Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story of a Town in Terror
    • By: James Presley
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 24-02-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Defeating ISIS

    • Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe
    • By: Malcolm Nance
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    ISIS - the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria - has taken on the mantle of being the single most dangerous terrorist threat to global security since al-Qaeda. In Defeating ISIS, internationally renowned intelligence veteran, author, and counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance gives an insider's view to explain the origins of this occult group, its violent propaganda, and how it spreads its ideology throughout the Middle East and to disaffected youth deep in the heart of the Western world.

    Regular price: £30.49

    • The Republican Noise Machine

    • Right-Wing Media and How it Corrupts Democracy
    • By: David Brock
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
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    Former right-wing journalist David Brock uses his keen understanding and experience to show how a conservative media has skewed American politics noticeably to the right. Brock's incisive analysis of right-wing media theories, strategies, financing, and operations makes for a convincing argument that the Republican Right does not embrace or encourage journalistic freedom, but instead seeks to control it.

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Doomed to Succeed

    • The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama
    • By: Dennis Ross
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Doomed to Succeed, Ross takes us through every administration from Truman to Obama, throwing into dramatic relief each president's attitudes toward Israel and the region, the often tumultuous debates between key advisers, and the events that drove the policies and at times led to a shift in approach.

    Regular price: £32.99

    • Super Crunchers

    • Why Thinking-by-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart
    • By: Ian Ayres
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Today, number crunching affects your life in ways you might never imagine. In this lively and groundbreaking new audiobook, economist Ian Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightening speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. They are the Super Crunchers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Supercrunching

    • By Cyril on 12-12-07

    Regular price: £27.19

    • God Is in the House

    • Congressional Testimonies of Faith
    • By: Virginia Foxx
    • Narrated by: Elijah Alexander, Traber Burns, Dawn Harvey, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An inspired and original compilation for the 2016 election year, God Is in the House is a collection of essays by members of Congress who reflect on their deep faith and how it guides them as legislators. Compiled by Representative Virginia Foxx, who personally asked for contributions from congressional colleagues and coworkers, God Is in the House features essays from 18 members of Congress from both political parties, representing 11 faiths and denominations.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Disposable Income

    • A True Story of Sex, Greed, and Im-purr-fect Murder
    • By: Tammy Mal
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Factoryville warmly welcomed their new neighbors, who seemed eager to fit in - at first. Soon, however, the Homeyers' pleasant disposition began to change. Anna, once highly visible and engaging, was rarely seen at all anymore, and Charles, who was always kind and neighborly, became distant and withdrawn. Local residents were baffled by their behavior. But their curiosity soon turned to suspicion when Anna Homeyer suddenly disappeared, leaving the town with a number of unanswered questions.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Richard Dreyfuss at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Richard Dreyfuss
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss has spent nearly five decades on the stage and silver screen. However, through his longtime interest in political and social activism, Dreyfuss has emerged as a leading voice in the area of civic engagement and active citizenship, earning posts at St. Antony's College, the University of Oxford, and the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles ACLU Foundation.

    Regular price: £1.89

    • Seeing God

    • Twelve Reliable Signs of True Spirituality
    • By: Gerald McDermott
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    TV evangelist scandals. More varieties of Christianity that Baskin-Robbins has flavors. These are times of pluralism and disenchantment with organized religion. How do Christians today know which leaders and companions in faith to trust? For help, Gerald McDermott returns to the work of Jonathon Edwards, the 18th century preacher and college president widely regarded as the greatest American theologian ever.

    Regular price: £15.59