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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
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
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      4 out of 5 stars 283

    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

    • 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 509
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    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 509 ratings

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Misbehaving

    • The Making of Behavioral Economics
    • By: Richard Thaler
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 392

    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

    • A Rumor of War

    • By: Philip Caputo
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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: £21.09

    • 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 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • 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 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • Human Errors

    • By: Nathan Lents
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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 End of History and the Last Man

    • By: Francis Fukuyama
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • The Economics of Inequality

    • By: Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer - translator
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, Thomas Piketty’s The Economics of Inequality is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics. This work now appears in English for the first time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a bit tough but some very useful info

    • By Shaheer Ali on 16-05-16

    Regular price: £11.29

    • Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

    • By: Lee Smolin
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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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

    • The Mote in God's Eye

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: L J Ganser
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 431
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      4 out of 5 stars 288
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      4 out of 5 stars 294

    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: £20.19

    • Existence

    • By: David Brin
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Shame that the whole book is not on the download.

    • By Rod on 10-11-12

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Zombies

    • The Recent Dead
    • By: Neil Gaiman, Max Brooks, Brian Keene, and others
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, L J Ganser, Josh Hurley, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      3 out of 5 stars 20

    You can't kill the dead! Like any good monster, the zombie has proven to be ever-evolving, monumentally mutable, and open to seemingly endless imaginative interpretations: the thralls of voodoo sorcerers, George Romero's living dead, societal symbols, dancing thrillers, viral victims, reanimated ramblers, video-gaming targets, post-apocalyptic permutations, shuffling sidekicks, literary mash-ups, the comedic, and, yes, even the romantic.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not quite what I would have liked

    • By Andre on 31-10-11

    Regular price: £32.09

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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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

    • Family Wealth

    • Keeping It In the Family, How Family Members and Their Advisers Preserve Human, Intellectual and Financial Assets for Generations
    • By: James E. Hughes Jr.
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    This is the landmark book that changed the way exceptional families think about their heritage, their wealth, and their legacy to future generations - now revised and expanded. Charles W. Collier, Senior Philanthropic Adviser at Harvard University, hails this as, "A masterpiece. No one is more astute than Jay Hughes about the topics of family wealth and family life."

    • Keeping It In the Family, How Family Members and Their Advisers Preserve Human, Intellectual and Financial Assets for Generations
    • By: James E. Hughes Jr.
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 24-09-10
    • 5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: £22.89

    • 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 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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

    • Nothing but Blue Skies

    • By: Thomas McGuane
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thomas McGuane's high-spirited and fiercely lyrical new novel chronicles the fall and rise of Frank Copenhaver, a man so unhinged by his wife's departure that he finds himself ruining his business, falling in love with the wrong women, and wandering the lawns of his neighborhood, desperate for the merest glimpse of normalcy.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Sting of the Wild

    • By: Justin O. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Some say it's a brave exploration, others shake their heads in disbelief. His goal? To compare the impacts of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the gauge. In The Sting of the Wild, the colorful Dr. Schmidt takes us on a journey inside the lives of stinging insects, seeing the world through their eyes as well as his own.

    Regular price: £24.99

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