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Audiobooks Narrated by John Allen Nelson

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  1. Hello, Summer Audiobook Hello, Summer
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  2. The Court of Miracles Audiobook The Court of Miracles
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  3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Audiobook The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
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  4. Whiskey Beach Audiobook Whiskey Beach
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  5. The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir Audiobook The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir
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  6. Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons From a Small-Town Obituary Writer Audiobook Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons From a Small-Town Obituary Writer
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  7. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  8. Between the World and Me Audiobook Between the World and Me
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  9. The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A moving testament to the human spirit Audiobook The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A moving testament to the human spirit
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  10. Cross My Heart Audiobook Cross My Heart
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Alternative Apocalypse Audiobook

Alternative Apocalypse

Thirty stories from thirty authors, including Jane Yolen, Mike Resnick & J. J. Steinfeld. How will the world end? With aliens or angels? Or a ground hog? Bleak despair? Martial fervor? Or a belly laugh? Whatever the Apocalypse, It will be borne by people and their families and their dogs and most of all, it will challenge their notions of themselves. This anthology includes international award winning writers, poets, and thinkers that give you their version of the Apocalypse. Just remember, we’re all in this together. But there is more: the first short fiction by the wildly popular blogger, Jim Wright of Stonekettle Station; a new story by Mike Resnick; and poetry by Jane Yolen, This is an international piece of work with writers from all over the globe, seven countries: Nigeria, Greece, the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia have all put there best foot forward. You will not be disappointed.

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Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries Audiobook

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

Author: Peter Sims Narrator: John Allen Nelson Release Date: August 2014

What do Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, prizewinning architect Frank Gehry, the story developers at Pixar films, and the Army Chief of Strategic Plans all have in common? Bestselling author Peter Sims found that all of them have achieved breakthrough results by methodically taking small, experimental steps in order to discover and develop new ideas. Rather than believing they have to start with a big idea or plan a whole project out in advance, trying to foresee the final outcome, they make a series of little bets about what might be a good direction, learning from lots of little failures and from small but highly significant wins that allow them to happen upon unexpected avenues and arrive at extraordinary outcomes. Based on deep and extensive research, including more than two hundred interviews with leading innovators, Sims discovered that productive, creative thinkers and doers—from Ludwig van Beethoven to Thomas Edison and Amazon's Jeff Bezos—practice a key set of simple but ingenious experimental methods, such as failing quickly to learn fast, tapping into the genius of play, and engaging in highly immersed observation, that free their minds, opening them up to making unexpected connections and perceiving invaluable insights. These methods also unshackle them from the constraints of overly analytical thinking and linear problem solving that our education places so much emphasis on, as well as from the fear of failure, all of which thwart so many of us in trying to be more innovative. Reporting on a fascinating range of research, from the psychology of creative blocks to the influential Silicon Valley-based field of design thinking, Sims offers engaging and wonderfully illuminating accounts of breakthrough innovators at work, including how Hewlett-Packard stumbled onto the breakaway success of the first hand-held calculator; the remarkable storyboarding process at Pixar films that has been the key to their unbroken streak of box office successes; the playful discovery process by which Frank Gehry arrived at his critically acclaimed design for Disney Hall; the "aha" revelation that led Amazon to pursue its wildly successful affiliates program; and the U.S. Army's ingenious approach to counterinsurgency operations that led to the dramatic turnaround in Iraq. Fast paced and as entertaining as it is illuminating, Little Bets offers a whole new way of thinking about how to break away from the narrow strictures of the methods of analyzing and problem solving we were all taught in school and unleash our untapped creative powers.

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An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science Audiobook

An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science

Author: Edward J. Larson Narrator: John Allen Nelson Release Date: June 2014

Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, An Empire of Ice presents a fascinating new take on Antarctic exploration. Retold with added information, it's the first book to place the famed voyages of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, his British rivals Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopolitical context. Efficient, well prepared, and focused solely on the goal of getting to his destination and back, Amundsen has earned his place in history as the first to reach the South Pole. Scott, meanwhile, has been reduced in the public mind to a dashing incompetent who stands for little more than relentless perseverance in the face of inevitable defeat. An Empire of Ice offers a new perspective on the Antarctic expeditions of the early twentieth century by looking at the British efforts for what they actually were: massive scientific enterprises in which reaching the South Pole was but a spectacular sideshow. By focusing on the larger purpose, Edward Larson deepens our appreciation of the explorers' achievements, shares little-known stories, and shows what the Heroic Age of Antarctic discovery was really about.

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History Is Wrong Audiobook

History Is Wrong

Author: Erich Von Daniken Narrator: John Allen Nelson Release Date: April 2014

Erich von Däniken again shows his flair for revealing truths that his contemporaries have missed. After closely analyzing hundreds of ancient and apparently unrelated texts, he is now ready to proclaim that human history is nothing like the world religions claim—and he has the proof! In History Is Wrong, von Däniken takes a closer look at the fascinating Voynich manuscript, which has defied all attempts at decription since its discovery, and makes some intriguing revelations about the equally incredible book of Enoch. Von Däniken also unearths the astounding story of a lost subterranean labyrinth in Ecuador said to be home to an extensive library of thousands of gold panels. He supplies evidence that the metal library has links not only to the Book of Enoch but also to the Mormons, who have spent decades searching for it, believing it to contain the history of their forefathers. And what about the mysterious lines in the desert of Nazca that resemble landing strips when viewed from the air? Archeologists claim they are ancient procession routes. "Think again!" cries von Däniken, as he reveals the data that the archeologists never even thought to check. History Is Wrong will challenge your intellect—and maybe a few long-held beliefs, too.

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This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking Audiobook

This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

Author: John Brockman Narrator: John Allen Nelson, Khristine Hvam Release Date: April 2013

This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliant-but accessible-ideas to expand every mind. What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world. This Will Make You Smarter features Daniel Kahneman on the "focusing illusion"; Jonah Lehrer on controlling attention; Richard Dawkins on experimentation; Aubrey De Grey on conquering our fear of the unknown; Martin Seligman on the ingredients of well-being; Nicholas Carr on managing "cognitive load"; Steven Pinker on win-win negotiating; Daniel C. Dennett on benefiting from cycles; Jaron Lanier on resisting delusion; Frank Wilczek on the brain's hidden layers; Clay Shirky on the "80/20 rule"; Daniel Goleman on understanding our connection to the natural world; V. S. Ramachandran on paradigm shifts; Matt Ridley on tapping collective intelligence; John McWhorter on path dependence; Lisa Randall on effective theorizing; Brian Eno on "ecological vision"; Richard Thaler on rooting out false concepts; J. Craig Venter on the multiple possible origins of life; Helen Fisher on temperament; Sam Harris on the flow of thought; and Lawrence Krauss on living with uncertainty.

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The Simple Diet: A Doctor's Science-based Plan Audiobook

The Simple Diet: A Doctor's Science-based Plan

Author: James W. Anderson, Nancy J. Gustafson Narrator: John Allen Nelson Release Date: March 2012

A doctor's proven, science-based plan for losing weight-quickly, easily, and permanently.

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Arrival of the Gods: Revealing the Alien Landing Sites of Nazca Audiobook

Arrival of the Gods: Revealing the Alien Landing Sites of Nazca

Author: Erich Von Daniken Narrator: John Allen Nelson Release Date: May 2011

Erich von Daniken returns to the location of his greatest success---the plains of Nazca, where he flies over the strangest of archaeological mysteries and comes up with a new and totally surprising solution.

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Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--And Turned Its Back on the Middle Cla Audiobook

Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--And Turned Its Back on the Middle Cla

Author: Jacob S. Hacker, Paul Pierson Narrator: John Allen Nelson Release Date: April 2011

A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time---the growing inequality between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich.

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relatio Audiobook

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relatio

Author: John M. Gottman, John M. Gottman, Ph.D., Nan Silver Narrator: John Allen Nelson Release Date: March 2011

Dr. John Gottman shares the seven principles essential to the success of any marriage in this definitive guide for any couple who wants their relationship to reach its full potential.

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Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece Audiobook

Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece

Author: Noah Charney Narrator: John Allen Nelson Release Date: December 2010

The gripping, six-century history of the world's most frequently stolen masterpiece, as told by Noah Charney, whom the New York Times Magazine called a pioneer in "apply[ing] to art thefts the techniques of criminal profiling."

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Rules for Radical Conservatives: Beating the Left at Its Own Game to Take Back America Audiobook

Rules for Radical Conservatives: Beating the Left at Its Own Game to Take Back America

Author: David Kahane Narrator: John Allen Nelson Release Date: October 2010

A wickedly funny, provocative playbook for turning the Left's political methods and techniques against it by National Review Online columnist David Kahane.

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The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord Audiobook

The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord

Author: Malcolm Beith Narrator: John Allen Nelson Release Date: September 2010

A courageous young journalist takes us deep inside the hunt for the most powerful, feared, and charismatic drug lord in the world---Mexico's Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman---and tells the full story of the drug trade over the past thirty years.

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