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    • 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 398
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    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

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
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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

    • Human Errors

    • By: Nathan Lents
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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. 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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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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 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 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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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

    • 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 6
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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

    • 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 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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
    • Absolutely superb.

    • By Matt Baller on 11-07-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Gripping Hand

    • By: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
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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

    • The Mote in God's Eye

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: L J Ganser
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 393
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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".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A classic showing its age

    • By Simon on 25-11-14

    Regular price: £20.59

    • 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 111
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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

    • 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 498
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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 498 ratings

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Target Tokyo

    • Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor
    • By: James M. Scott
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The dramatic account of one of America's most celebrated - and controversial - military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid. In December 1941, as American forces tallied the dead at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt gathered with his senior military counselors to plan an ambitious counterstrike against the heart of the Japanese Empire: Tokyo.

    • Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor
    • By: James M. Scott
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 13-04-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Talking to Crazy

    • How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life
    • By: Mark Goulston MD
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Let's face it: We all know people who are irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what's the solution? How do you talk to someone who's out of control? What can you do with a boss who bullies, a spouse who yells, or a friend who frequently bursts into tears? In his book Just Listen, Mark Goulston shared his best-selling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life. Now he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all - the downright irrational.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sound advice we all need to hear

    • By MRS J. on 30-10-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Mafia Prince

    • Inside America's Most Violent Crime Family and the Bloody Fall of La Cosa Nostra
    • By: Phillip Leonetti, Scott Burnstein, Christopher Graziano
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    Mafia Prince is the first-person account of one of the most violent eras in Mafia history - "Little" Nicky Scarfo’s reign as boss of the Philly family in the 1980s - written by Scarfo’s underboss and nephew, "Crazy" Phil Leonetti. The youngest-ever underboss at the age of 31, Leonetti was at the crux of the violent downfall of the traditional American Mafia in the 1980s when he infiltrated Atlantic City after gambling was legalized, and later turned state’s evidence against his own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Now that was good.

    • By Barry Rogers on 04-07-14

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Wealthy Barber

    • Everyone’s Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent
    • By: David Chilton
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    A frequent guest on national TV and radio shows, David Chilton is widely praised for his ability to combine humor and common sense to show people the simplicity of sound financial planning. This updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books will help you straighten out the complex twists and turns of personal finance on the road to monetary independence. Chilton shows you how to get rich slowly and steadily - even if your salary is average!

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Rational Optimist

    • How Prosperity Evolves
    • By: Matt Ridley
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Life is getting better at an accelerating rate. Food availability, income, and life span are up; disease, child mortality, and violence are down all across the globe. Though the world is far from perfect, necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth is slowing; Africa is following Asia out of poverty; the Internet, the mobile phone, and container shipping are enriching people's lives as never before.

    Regular price: £28.29

    • Death on Deadline

    • A Nero Wolfe Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Robert Goldsborough
    • Narrated by: L J Ganser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    To save his favorite newspaper, Wolfe steps into the crossfire of a tabloid war. Scottish newspaper magnate Ian MacLaren plans to gut the paper and turn it into a sex-filled conservative rag. Standing in his way is the company’s chief shareholder, Gazette heir Harriet Haverhill. But when the aged Ms. Haverhill dies in an apparent suicide, no one remains to resist the Scot’s advances except Wolfe. MacLaren may be fierce, but when the cause is just, Nero Wolfe knows how to play dirty, too.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • No Place to Hide

    • Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
    • By: Glenn Greenwald
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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    In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good book but might be better as a read

    • By Timo van Weenen on 24-07-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Rip-Off!

    • By: John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, and others
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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

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