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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

    • 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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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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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

    • 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

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • In the Wrong Hands

    • Technothriller & Crime Series, Book 2
    • By: Avi Domoshevizki
    • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A homeland security agent is found dead. Shocking evidence reveals the cause of death is the simultaneous collapse of the man's blood vessels. When a second body sharing the same gruesome symptoms is found, the hunt is on for a frightening new kind of killer. A vicious assault on his leading genetics researcher puts Dr. Ronni Saar, the CEO of Double N, and his friend Gadi, a former military police investigator, on the trail of a sophisticated killer. The deeper Gadi digs, and the more he learns, the more dangerous the terrain becomes.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Green Kills

    • Technothriller & Crime Series, Book 1
    • By: Avi Domoshevizki
    • Narrated by: Shawn Compton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The CEO of a promising start-up company is found dead in a luxurious hotel room. Two men who underwent what were supposed to be simple surgical procedures died on the operating table in two different hospitals. Are the deaths related? Ronnie Saar, a newly promoted partner in a leading venture-capital fund, is unexpectedly nominated to chair the board of a successful pharmaceutical start-up company. But before he can reap the rewards of his promotion, he must deal with these unexpected deaths and other ominous developments that threaten his and his soon-to-be bride's lives.  

    Regular price: £16.09

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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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

    • Crispin, at the Edge of the World

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The young orphan Crispin and his gentle, red-bearded protector Bear continue their adventures in 14th-century England. Crispin and Bear are finally free to live their lives as they choose. But they soon find that they are being hunted by members of a secret society who believe Bear is a spy. When Bear is severely wounded, Crispin must make some tough decisions, such as deciding who else to trust to help them escape their pursuers. The two make a perilous journey to Brittany - surely the edge of the world!

    Regular price: £20.39

    • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Alexandra O’Karma
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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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

    • 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

    • The Player King

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John Keating
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    England, 1486. King Henry VII has recently snatched the English Crown and now sits on the throne, while young Prince Edward, who has a truer claim, has apparently disappeared. Meanwhile, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is slaving away at a tavern in Oxford - until a mysterious friar, Brother Simonds, buys Lambert from the tavern keeper and whisks him away in the dead of night. But this is nothing compared to the secret that the friar reveals: You, Lambert, are actually Prince Edward, the true King of England!

    Regular price: £13.19

    • 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
    • Unabridged
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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

    • School of the Dead

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For most of Tony Gilbert's life, he has thought of his uncle as "Weird Uncle Charlie". That is, until Uncle Charlie moves in with Tony and his family. Uncle Charlie is still odd, of course - talking about spirits and other supernatural stuff - but he and Tony become fast friends, and Tony ends up having a lot of fun with Uncle Charlie. When Uncle Charlie dies suddenly, Tony is devastated. Then he starts seeing Uncle Charlie everywhere!

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Running the Books

    • The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian
    • By: Avi Steinberg
    • Narrated by: Dustin Rubin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Avi Steinberg is stumped. After defecting from yeshiva to Harvard, he has only a senior thesis essay on Bugs Bunny to show for his effort. While his friends and classmates advance in the world, he remains stuck at a crossroads, unable to meet the lofty expectations of his Orthodox Jewish upbringing. And his romantic existence as a freelance obituary writer just isn’t cutting it. Seeking direction - and dental insurance - Steinberg takes a job as a librarian in a tough Boston prison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Running the Books

    • By Irena on 26-02-12

    Regular price: £30.49

    • The Button War

    • A Tale of the Great War
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Will Ropp
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twelve-year-old Patryk knows little of the world beyond his tiny Polish village; the Russians have occupied the land for as long as anyone can remember, but otherwise life is unremarkable. Patryk and his friends entertain themselves by coming up with dares - some more harmful than others - until the Germans drop a bomb on the schoolhouse and the Great War comes crashing in. 

    • A Tale of the Great War
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: Will Ropp
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 12-06-18
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    Regular price: £14.19

    • The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts

    • Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune, and Fate
    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    High adventure from a master storyteller about one boy's attempt to fend for himself among cruel orphan masters, corrupt magistrates, and conniving thieves. In the seaside town of Melcombe Regis, England, 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts wakes to find his father missing and his house flooded by a recent storm. He's alone in his ruined home, with no money and no food. Oliver's father has left behind a barely legible waterlogged note: he's gone to London, where Oliver's sister, Charity, is in trouble.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • 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

    • Crocodile Mothers Eat Their Young

    • By: Avi Morris
    • Narrated by: Gregg Rizzo
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    When teacher Roberta Allen walked into her middle school principal's office, she encountered sisters Valentina and Selena Diaz, who were to be removed from their mother's home once again by the Department of Families. The girls, after suffering years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of their mother and sexual abuse by their mother's male friends, are soon to be placed in the care of newly approved foster parents, Roberta and Hal Allen.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Man Who Painted the Universe

    • The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods
    • By: Ron Legro, Avi Lank
    • Narrated by: Wes Super
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As a young boy Frank Kovac Jr. fell deeply in love with stargazing, painting glow-in-the-dark constellations on his bedroom wall and inviting friends to an observatory he built in his Chicago backyard. As he reached adulthood, Kovac did not let go of his childhood dreams of reaching the stars. He began scheming to bring the universe home. While working at a paper mill as a young man, Kovac tirelessly built a 22-foot rotating globe planetarium in the woods.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • A Canadian Cop Claimed He Was Working Overtime. He Was Watching Child Porn From the Evidence Vault.

    • By: Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The judge sentenced the former police officer to a year in jail. He was guilty of breach of trust for accessing the images with no good reason, and to fraud for claiming $28,000 in overtime — at least several hours of which he admitted to spending watching child porn.

    "A Canadian Cop Claimed He Was Working Overtime. He Was Watching Child Porn From the Evidence Vault." is from the March 22, 2017 True Crime section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: £0.89

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