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    • The Tyranny of Metrics

    • By: Jerry Z. Muller
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this timely and powerful book, Jerry Muller uncovers the damage our obsession with metrics is causing and shows how we can begin to fix the problem. Filled with examples from education, medicine, business and finance, government, the police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid, this brief and accessible book explains why the seemingly irresistible pressure to quantify performance distorts and distracts, whether by encouraging "gaming the stats" or "teaching to the test"....

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Alt-America

    • The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    • By: David Neiwert
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "alt-right" figures mystifies many. But the American extreme right has been growing steadily in number and influence since the 1990s with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black US president, militant racists have come out of the woodwork.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Equal parts fascinating and horrifying.

    • By Sean Whatson on 11-01-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Post-Truth

    • By: Lee C. McIntyre
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What, exactly, is post-truth? Is it wishful thinking, political spin, mass delusion, bold-faced lying? McIntyre analyzes recent examples - claims about inauguration crowd size, crime statistics, and the popular vote - and finds that post-truth is an assertion of ideological supremacy by which its practitioners try to compel someone to believe something regardless of the evidence. Yet post-truth didn't begin with the 2016 election; the denial of scientific facts about smoking, evolution, vaccines, and climate change offers a road map for more widespread fact denial.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Why Kids Kill

    • Inside the Minds of School Shooters
    • By: Peter Langman PhD
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten years after the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings are a new and alarming epidemic. While sociologists have attributed the trigger of violence to peer pressure, such as bullying and social isolation, prominent psychologist Peter Langman, argues here that psychological causes are responsible. Drawing on 20 years of clinical experience, Langman offers surprising reasons for why some teens become violent. Langman divides shooters into three categories, and he discusses the role of personality, trauma, and psychosis among school shooters.  

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Nature and the Human Soul

    • Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
    • By: Bill Plotkin PhD
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 25 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Important information for soul embodiment/ development.

    • By Jez Mitch on 29-03-19

    Regular price: £45.99

    • Just Giving

    • Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better
    • By: Rob Reich
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today's democracy? Though we may laud wealthy individuals who give away their money for society's benefit, Just Giving reveals how such generosity not only isn't the unassailable good we think it to be but might also undermine democratic values and set back aspirations of justice. 

    • Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better
    • By: Rob Reich
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 19-02-19
    • Not rated yet

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Data Smart

    • Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight
    • By: John W. Foreman
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Data science gets thrown around in the press like it's magic. Major retailers are predicting everything, from when their customers are pregnant to when they want a new pair of Chuck Taylors. It's a brave new world where seemingly meaningless data can be transformed into valuable insight to drive smart business decisions. Data science is little more than using straightforward steps to process raw data into actionable insight. And in Data Smart, author and data scientist John Foreman will teach how you how that's done within the familiar environment of a spreadsheet.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The 100X Leader

    • How to Become Someone Worth Following
    • By: Jeremie Kubicek, Steve Cockram
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Forget everything you know about motivating others and building a harmonious workplace. If you want to get the best out of people, you must be willing to fight. But that doesn't mean you become a dominator, nor does coddling others work. The best leader you've ever had in your life was a liberator - someone willing to fight for your highest good, even at a personal cost. In this audiobook, global leadership experts Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram explain what made that leader so unique, how to become that person yourself, and how to share the same gift with others.  

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Dreams of Other Worlds

    • The Amazing Story of Unmanned Space Exploration
    • By: Chris Impey, Holly Henry
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It didn't need to be so long

    • By Preselector on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £28.09

    • The Shade of the Moon

    • Life as We Knew It Series, Book 4
    • By: Susan Beth Pfeffer
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved. His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in a well-protected enclave. But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can put his life and the lives of his mother, his sister Miranda, and her husband, Alex, in jeopardy. Can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Remember It!

    • The Names of People You Meet, All of Your Passwords, Where You Left Your Keys, and Everything Else You Tend to Forget
    • By: Nelson Dellis, Sanjay Gupta MD - foreword
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Throughout his research into memory theory, Nelson Dellis found existing memory improvement guides to be wanting - overcomplicated, dry, and stodgy. So he decided to create a book that is approachable and fun, centered on what people actually need to remember. In Remember It!, Dellis teaches us how to make the most of our memory, using his competition-winning techniques. 

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Five Portraits

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Piers Anthony delivers another tale set in the best-selling world of Xanth, filled with magic, surprises, adventure, and a few puns. Here's what the author has to say about his new book: "Five Portraits is a kind of sequel to Board Stiff in that it picks up where the other leaves off, with the same characters. Apart from that, it's one of my favorites within the series.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Iliad, together with The Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The work is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The story concerns events during the 10th and final year in the siege of the city of Troy by the Greeks.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Big Data Revolution

    • What Farmers, Doctors and Insurance Agents Teach Us About Discovering Big Data Patterns
    • By: Rob Thomas, Patrick McSharry
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Big Data Revolution is a guide to improving performance, making better decisions, and transforming business through the effective use of big data. Listeners are guided through tried-and-true methodologies for getting more out of data and using it to the utmost advantage. This audiobook describes the major trends emerging in the field, the pitfalls and triumphs being experienced, and the many considerations surrounding big data, all while guiding listeners toward better decision-making from the perspective of a data scientist.   

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Board Stiff

    • By: Piers Anthony
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "I'm actually a smart girl who would make any man an excellent wife. But no man sees that. No man is interested in my mind or personality, just my whatevers. So here is my wish: I'm board stiff. I want Adventure, Excitement, and Romance." So begins Piers Anthony's 38th Xanth novel, in which Irrelevant Candy looks at her reflection in the water of the shallow well and sees luxuriant midnight-black hair reaching down to her breathtakingly slender waist, matching the dark eyes in her lovely face.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • As if a child wrote it

    • By rasmus on 11-10-17

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Strive

    • How Doing the Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success
    • By: Scott Amyx
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Internationally-acclaimed speaker and founder of the cutting-edge venture capital Amyx Ventures, Scott Amyx, reveals how you can attain real success in your life, your way. His theory of Strive is a challenge to the conventional wisdom that has held so many people back from achieving their goals and enjoying lasting happiness. Scott helps you take stock of your own habits and practices to identify how your routine and misconceptions are holding you back. Insights from throughout history up through today's cutting-edge research show how embracing discomfort fuels lasting success. 

    • How Doing the Things Most Uncomfortable Leads to Success
    • By: Scott Amyx
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 30-05-18
    • Not rated yet

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Mimi

    • By: Lucy Ellmann
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's Christmas Eve in Manhattan. An eminent plastic surgeon slips on the ice, lands on his butt, and sprains his ankle. So far, so good. A woman such as he's never known yanks him to his feet and conjures the miracle of a taxi. Harrison recuperates with Franz Schubert, Bette Davis, and a foundling cat. Then it's back to rhinoplasties, liposuction, and the peccadilloes of his obnoxious colleagues. It is only when he collides again with that strangely helpful woman that things take a wild and revolutionary turn.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Truly dreadful

    • By James on 18-02-14

    Regular price: £19.29

    • How to Rig an Election

    • By: Nic Cheeseman, Brian Klaas
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are generally able to remain in power longer than autocrats who refuse to allow the populace to vote. In this engaging and provocative audiobook, authors Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas expose the limitations of national elections as a means of promoting democratization and reveal the six essential strategies that dictators use to undermine the electoral process in order to guarantee victory for themselves. 

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    • Tedious

    • By Nicholas on 07-06-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Extremism

    • By: J.M. Berger
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
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    In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, J. M. Berger offers a nuanced introduction to extremist movements, explaining what extremism is, how extremist ideologies are constructed, and why extremism can escalate into violence. 

    Regular price: £9.69

    • The Choosing

    • The Pruxnae Book 1
    • By: Lucy Varna
    • Narrated by: Angel Clark, Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ziri Mokuru has lived her entire life in the rural village of Arden Hollow on the planet Tersi. While her parents are off having adventures and being Very Important People, she's struggled simply to find a place where she belongs. One night, she investigates a disturbance in her home and discovers an armor-clad man sorting through her belongings. Her first thought is for her parents' safety, not to question why this man is in her home late at night without even the courtesy of knocking.

    Regular price: £19.39

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