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    • Prediction Machines

    • The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence
    • By: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb
    • Narrated by: LJ Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Artificial intelligence does the seemingly impossible - driving cars, trading stocks, and teaching children. But facing the sea change that AI will bring can be paralyzing. How should companies set strategies, governments design policies, and people plan their lives for a world so different from what we know? In Prediction Machines, three eminent economists recast the rise of AI as a drop in the cost of prediction. With this single, masterful stroke, they lift the curtain on the AI-is-magic hype and show how basic tools from economics provide clarity about the AI revolution and a basis for action by CEOs, managers, policy makers, investors, and entrepreneurs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A realistic look at Machine Learning and AI

    • By Professionals Read on 17-10-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Poppy

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Dimwood Forest, all the mice know that moving beyond Grey House requires the permission of the great horned owl, Mr. Ocax. No one but Mr. Ocax can guarantee protection against the horrible porcupines who lurk in the forest, waiting to grab innocent creatures. But Poppy is a curious mouse, and a little foolish. When she is caught dancing in the moonlight on Bannock Hill, she soon faces not only the great owl, but a huge porcupine, and an impossible challenge.

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 08-07-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Our Political Nature

    • The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us
    • By: Avi Tuschman
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Our Political Nature is the first book to reveal the hidden roots of our most deeply held moral values. It shows how political orientations across space and time arise from three clusters of measurable personality traits. These clusters entail opposing attitudes toward tribalism, inequality, and differing perceptions of human nature. Together, these traits are by far the most powerful cause of left-right voting, even leading people to regularly vote against their economic interests.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Book I've Listened To

    • By Newty1977 on 20-07-17

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World

    • By: Avi Jorisch
    • Narrated by: Shlomo Zacks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thou Shalt Innovate profiles wondrous Israeli innovations that are collectively changing the lives of billions of people around the world, and explores why Israeli innovators of all faiths feel compelled to make the world better. This is the story of how Israelis are helping to feed the hungry, cure the sick, protect the defenseless, and make the desert bloom. Israel is playing a disproportionate role in helping solve some of the world's biggest challenges by tapping into the nation's soul: the spirit of tikkun olam - the Jewish concept of repairing the world.  

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Inside the Middle East

    • Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth
    • By: Avi Melamed
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Acclaimed Israeli intelligence analyst Avi Melamed has spent more than 30 years interpreting Middle East affairs. His long-awaited Inside the Middle East challenges widely accepted perceptions and provides a gripping and uniquely enlightening guide to make sense of the events unfolding in the region. Melamed considers all the major power players in the Middle East, explains the underlying issues, and creates a three-dimensional picture, an illustration that connects the dots and provides a fascinating road map.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth investing the time...needs to be balanced with other writers on the subject

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-06-17

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Terrorists Are Building Drones. France Is Destroying Them With Eagles.

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The French have been concerned since early 2015, when drones flew over the presidential palace and a restricted military site, according to Agence France-Presse.

    "Terrorists Are Building Drones. France Is Destroying Them With Eagles." is from the February 21, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Thousands of Tiny Satellites Are About to Go Into Space and Possibly Ruin It Forever

    • By:  Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hundreds of thousands of bits of space junk are orbiting Earth, according to NASA. These include tiny paint flecks that can take out a space shuttle window, and some 2,000 satellite shards left by a collision of Russian and American satellites several years ago.

    "Thousands of Tiny Satellites Are About to Go Into Space and Possibly Ruin It Forever" is from the April 21, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by  Avi Selk and narrated by Jill Melancon.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • He Dropped His Daughter Off at School. Minutes Later, Immigration Agents Took Him Away.

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Immigration agents tailed a man as he dropped off his daughter at a Los Angeles school last week. They pulled him over and took him away — all while his 13-year-old sobbed in the back seat.

    "He Dropped His Daughter Off at School. Minutes Later, Immigration Agents Took Him Away." is from the March 04, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Jill Melancon.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • MS-13 Gang Members Accused of Killing Teen Claimed Satan ‘Wanted a Soul,’ Police Say

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Two alleged MS-13 members are accused of holding three underage girls in an apartment with a satanic shrine. Two of the captives survived.

    "MS-13 Gang Members Accused of Killing Teen Claimed Satan ‘Wanted a Soul,’ Police Say" is from the March 05, 2017 True Crime section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Treasure Hunter Found 3 Tons of Sunken Gold — and Can’t Leave Jail Until He Says Where It Is

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Tommy G. Thompson was once one of the greatest treasure hunters of his time: A dark-bearded diver who hauled a trove of gold from the Atlantic Ocean in 1988 — dubbed the richest find in U.S. history.

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    • ‘My Daughter’s Death Will Not Be Used’: Parents Furious Over Trump’s False Terror Claims

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Her daughter had not yet been buried, nor had the newspapers finished turning up bloody details of her death, before Rosie Ayliffe began to write about her child's murderer.

    "‘My Daughter’s Death Will Not Be Used’: Parents Furious Over Trump’s False Terror Claims" is from the February 07, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Two Belgian Teens Started an Ikea Sleepover Craze. Now Police Are Trying to Stop Copycats.

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    On a warm July night, somewhere in an Ikea showroom in Belgium, two teenagers popped out of wardrobes.

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    • Meet the Rookie Federal Judge Who Halted Trump’s Refugee Deportations — to Save a Syrian

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    She made no great news for a full year on the federal bench — until Saturday evening, when protesters thronged major U.S. airports and an executive with the American Civil Liberties Union tweeted directions to Donnelly’s courthouse.

    "Meet the Rookie Federal Judge Who Halted Trump’s Refugee Deportations — to Save a Syrian" is from the January 29, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Meet the Bush-Nominated Federal Judge Who Halted Trump’s Executive Order

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Judge James Robart wore a bow tie to the hearing, opened with a joke and finished with a thunderclap.

    "Meet the Bush-Nominated Federal Judge Who Halted Trump’s Executive Order" is from the February 04, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Canadian Scientists Were Followed, Threatened and Censored. They Warn That Trump Could Do the Same.

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    White House officials have denied trying to censor public research bodies, just as their counterparts in Canada denied it several years ago during a regime of science censorship in that country.

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    • Think Your Dog Talks Like People? Scientists Say You Might Just Be Right.

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Or so said the captions — appended to the gibberish of a perturbed house cat on America's Funniest Home Videos in 1999 and rediscovered in the YouTube era, when millions of people heard something vaguely human echo in a distant species.

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    • Two Soldiers Are Missing. Their Families Say the Army Refused to Look for Nearly Two Weeks.

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Now — after nearly two weeks of rejections, excuses and abrupt dial tones from police and military brass, Obad said — the Army is finally looking, too.

    "Two Soldiers Are Missing. Their Families Say the Army Refused to Look for Nearly Two Weeks." is from the January 05, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Avi’s swashbuckling tale of murder and mutiny on the high seas has a fascinating twist: the heroine is a 13-year-old girl. In 1832, Charlotte Doyle boards a ship bound for America and is caught in a battle between a mad captain and his ruthless crew. If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure story for girls, you’ll find it in The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Adventure book

    • By LJ on 28-08-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • An Eavesdropping Uber Driver Saved His 16-Year-Old Passenger From Her Pimps, Police Say

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Uber driver Keith Avila picked up a passenger who looked like a 12-year-old girl in a short skirt Monday night. That was the first sign that something was off, he would say later.

    "An Eavesdropping Uber Driver Saved His 16-Year-Old Passenger From Her Pimps, Police Say" is from the December 30, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • We Thought New Zealand Was an Island Nation. Scientists Say It’s the Tip of a ‘Hidden Continent.’

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    In the last fraction of its long history, a relatively small band of humans has settled Zealandia's greatest mountain peaks, which they call the islands of New Zealand.

    "We Thought New Zealand Was an Island Nation. Scientists Say It’s the Tip of a ‘Hidden Continent.’" is from the February 19, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: £0.89

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