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    • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    • By: Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator)
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The most talked about non-fiction book this year

    • By David on 08-08-14

    Regular price: £37.49

    • Misbehaving

    • The Making of Behavioral Economics
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
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    Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Tim W on 03-05-16

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, L. J. Ganser, Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 28 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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    This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Klunky to the point of uselessness.

    • By R. Mcintyre on 29-05-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Mote in God's Eye

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: L J Ganser
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 417
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    The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator killing this great book

    • By Karen on 04-02-16

    Regular price: £20.59

    • Human Errors

    • By: Nathan Lents
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    We like to think of ourselves as highly evolved creatures. But if we are evolution's greatest creation, why are we so badly designed? We have retinas that face backward, the stump of a tail, and way too many bones in our wrists. We must find vitamins and nutrients in our diets that other animals simply make for themselves. Millions of us can't reproduce successfully without help from modern science. We have nerves that take bizarre paths, muscles that attach to nothing, and lymph nodes that do more harm than good. And that's just the beginning of the story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read with amazing facts while adding humour

    • By Mark on 06-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • In the Plex

    • How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
    • By: Steven Levy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
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    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Mrs on 05-03-12
    • How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
    • By: Steven Levy
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 12-04-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 503 ratings

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Sales Management. Simplified

    • The Straight Truth About Getting Exceptional Results from Your Sales Team
    • By: Mike Weinberg
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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    Why do sales organizations fall short? Every day expert consultants like Mike Weinberg are called on by companies large and small to find the answer - and it's one that may surprise you. Typically the issue lies not with the sales team - but with how it is being led. Through their attitude and actions, senior executives and sales managers unknowingly undermine performance. In Sales Management. Simplified. Weinberg tells it straight, calling out the problems plaguing sales forces and the costly mistakes made by even the best-intentioned sales managers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential reading for any sales manager or general

    • By CEM on 13-09-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

    • The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns, 10th Anniversary Edition
    • By: John C. Bogle
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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    The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building wealth over the long term: buy and hold, at very low cost, a mutual fund that tracks a broad stock market Index such as the S&P 500.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing new

    • By MB on 21-06-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

    • The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
    • By: Theodore Sturgeon, Ben Bova - editor, Lester del Rey, and others
    • Narrated by: Chris Andrew Ciulla, Kevin T. Collins, Mark Boyett, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field. Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Onegreatbiglonguninterruptedaudiofilewithnomarkers

    • By R. Mcintyre on 29-05-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The End of History and the Last Man

    • By: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing book

    • By Phil Winston on 15-09-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Alive at Work

    • The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do
    • By: Daniel M. Cable
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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    In this bold, enlightening book, social psychologist and professor Daniel M. Cable takes leaders into the minds of workers and reveals the surprising secret to restoring their zest for work. Disengagement isn't a motivational problem, it's a biological one. Humans aren't built for routine and repetition. We're designed to crave exploration, experimentation, and learning - in fact, there's a part of our brains, which scientists have coined "the seeking system", that rewards us for taking part in these activities. But the way organizations are run prevents many of us from following our innate impulses. As a result, we shut down. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please read this book!

    • By Trinidad Gonzalez on 04-07-18

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Rational Optimist

    • How Prosperity Evolves
    • By: Matt Ridley
    • Narrated by: L J Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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    Over 10,000 years ago there were fewer than 10 million people on the planet. Today there are more than six billion, 99 per cent of whom are better fed, better sheltered, better entertained and better protected against disease than their Stone Age ancestors. Yet, bizarrely, however much things improve from the way they were before, people still cling to the belief that the future will be nothing but disastrous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Optimism makes sense

    • By Peter Kettle on 19-06-11

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Gripping Hand

    • By: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 93
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    Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award-winning authors of such best sellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. There, 25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the mysterious aliens known as Moties within the confines of their own solar system. They have spent a quarter century analyzing and agonizing over the deadly threat posed by the only aliens mankind has ever encountered - a race divided into distinct biological forms, each serving a different function: Master, Mediator, Engineer, Warrior.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Waited for more

    • By Mara on 07-07-14

    Regular price: £28.09

    • A Rumor of War

    • By: Philip Caputo
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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    When it first appeared, A Rumor of War brought home to American readers, with terrifying vividness and honesty, the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on the soldiers who fought there. And while it is a memoir of one young man's experiences and therefore deeply personal, it is also a book that speaks powerfully to today's students about the larger themes of human conscience, good and evil, and the desperate extremes men are forced to confront in any war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • rumour of war (Vietnam through the eyes of a vet )

    • By paul medcalf on 22-09-17

    Regular price: £21.59

    • Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

    • By: Lee Smolin
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin provides an accessible overview of the attempts to build a final "theory of everything." He explains in simple terms what scientists are talking about when they say the world is made from exotic entities such as loops, strings, and black holes and tells the fascinating stories behind these discoveries: the rivalries, epiphanies, and intrigues he witnessed firsthand.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Can American Capitalism Survive?

    • Why Greed Is Not Good, Opportunity Is Not Equal, and Fairness Won't Make Us Poor
    • By: Steven Pearlstein
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thirty years ago, “greed is good” and “maximizing shareholder value” became the new mantras woven into the fabric of our business culture, economy, and politics. Although, around the world, free-market capitalism has lifted more than a billion people from poverty, in the US, most of the benefits of economic growth have been captured by the richest 10 percent, along with providing justification for squeezing workers, cheating customers, avoiding taxes, and leaving communities in the lurch. As a result, Americans are losing faith that a free-market economy is the best system.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Sisters Grimm: Once Upon a Crime

    • By: Michael Buckley
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Multiple award-winning author Michael Buckley's New York Times best-selling Sisters Grimm series is phenomenally popular. In their fourth adventure, Sabrina, Daphne, Granny Relda, and Puck hit the streets of New York City to search for Puck's family. They quickly get wrapped up in a murder investigation, however, when a maniacal Everafter is discovered to be on the loose.

    Regular price: £25.09

    • Top Hoodlum

    • Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Mafia
    • By: Anthony M. DeStefano
    • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Using newly released FBI files, eyewitness accounts, and family mementos, Top Hoodlum takes you inside the Mafia that Frank Costello helped build from the ground up, from small-time bootlegging and gambling to a nationwide racketeering empire. Sometimes shocking, sometimes amusing, and always riveting, these are the stories that have inspired American crime classics like The Godfather, Casino, Goodfellas, and The Sopranos. This is the man who made the Mafia such a powerful force in our nation's history. This is Top Hoodlum

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Rip-Off!

    • By: John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, and others
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Rip-Off!, 13 of today’s best and most honored writers of speculative fiction face a challenge even they would be hard-pressed to conceive: Pick your favorite opening line from a classic piece of fiction (or even non-fiction) - then use it as the first sentence of an entirely original short story.

    Regular price: £20.59

    • Memory Rescue

    • Supercharge Your Brain, Reverse Memory Loss, and Remember What Matters Most
    • By: M.D. Daniel G. Amen
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Brain imaging research demonstrates that memory loss actually starts in the brain decades before you have any symptoms. Learn the actions you can take to help not just prevent memory loss later in life...but to begin restoring the memory you may have already lost. Expert physician Dr. Amen reveals how a multipronged strategy - including dietary changes, physical and mental exercises, and spiritual practices - can improve your brain health, enhance your memory, and reduce the likelihood that you'll develop Alzheimer's and other memory loss-related conditions.

    • Supercharge Your Brain, Reverse Memory Loss, and Remember What Matters Most
    • By: M.D. Daniel G. Amen
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Release date: 14-11-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: £26.29

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