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    • The Black Swan, Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"

    • Incerto, Book 2
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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    A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives. Elegant, startling, and universal in its applications, The Black Swan will change the way you look at the world. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Mr D Owers on 24-06-19

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Skin in the Game

    • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 398
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    In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great work by Teleb

    • By Tim on 05-03-18

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Countdown to Zero Day

    • Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
    • By: Kim Zetter
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
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    Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare - one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing story - well told!

    • By N. Dwyer on 18-04-15

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

    • Incerto, Book 1
    • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb - veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur has penned a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill - the world of trading - Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. 

    Regular price: £25.69

    • She Has Her Mother's Laugh

    • By: Carl Zimmer
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    She Has Her Mother’s Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes. As the technology for studying genes became cheaper, millions of people ordered genetic tests to link themselves to missing parents, to distant ancestors, to ethnic identities....

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Future Grace

    • The Purifying Power of the Promises of God, Revised Edition
    • By: John Piper
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    In this revision of a foundational work, John Piper reveals how grace is not only God’s undeserved gift to us in the past, but also God’s power to make good happen for us today, tomorrow, and forever. True life for the follower of Jesus really is a moment-by-moment trust that God is dependable and fulfills his promises. This is living by faith in future grace, which provides God's mercy, provision, and wisdom - everything we need - to accomplish his good plans for us. In Future Grace, chapter by chapter - one for each day of the month - Piper reveals how cherishing the promises of God helps break the power of persistent sin issues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic and a Treasure to be absorbed slowly

    • By Lionheart on 24-08-18
    • The Purifying Power of the Promises of God, Revised Edition
    • By: John Piper
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 18-09-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: £31.59

    • Chasing Phil

    • The Adventures of Two Undercover FBI Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man
    • By: David Howard
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    J. J. Wedick and Jack Brennan, two fresh-faced FBI agents, were about to go undercover. Their target: the charismatic, globe-trotting con man Phil Kitzer, who was responsible for swindling (and spending) millions of dollars and whom some called the world's greatest.

    • The Adventures of Two Undercover FBI Agents with the World's Most Charming Con Man
    • By: David Howard
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 08-03-18
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    Regular price: £21.99

    • Speak

    • By: Louisa Hall
    • Narrated by: Suzan Crowley, Bill Jurney, Christopher Ashman, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    She cannot run. She cannot walk. She cannot even blink. As her batteries run down for the final time, all she can do is speak. Will you listen? Speak is the story of artificial intelligence and those who loved it, hated it, and created it. Spanning geography and time, the novel takes us from Alan Turing's conviction in the 1950s to a Silicon Valley wunderkind imprisoned in 2040 for creating illegally lifelike dolls.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Less than I imagined

    • By Mark on 12-07-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?

    • .... and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-box at the Vatican Observatory
    • By: Guy Consolmagno SJ, Paul Mueller
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman, Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    "Imagine if a Martian showed up, all big ears and big nose like a child’s drawing, and he asked to be baptized. How would you react?" Pope Francis posed that question - without insisting on an answer! - to provoke deeper reflection about inclusiveness and diversity in the Church. But it's not the first time that question has been asked.

    Regular price: £27.19