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  1. 9.6 hrs • 9/11/2007 • Abridged

    New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence that enables him to provide lucid explanations of deep and powerful ideas. His previous books—including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Blank Slate—have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today’s most important and popular science writers. Now, in The Stuff of Thought, Pinker marries two of the subjects he knows best: language and human nature. The result is a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature. What does swearing reveal about our emotions? Why does innuendo disclose something about relationships? Pinker reveals how our use of prepositions and tenses taps into peculiarly human concepts of space and time, and how our nouns and verbs speak to our notions of matter. Even the names we give our babies have important things to say about our relations to our children and to society. With his signature wit and style, Pinker takes on scientific questions like whether language affects thought, as well as forays into everyday life—why is bulk e-mail called spam and how do romantic comedies get such mileage out of the ambiguities of dating—The Stuff of Thought is a brilliantly crafted and highly readable work that will appeal to fans of readers of everything from The Selfish Gene and Blink to Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

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    The Stuff of Thought

    9.6 hrs • 9/11/07 • Abridged
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  2. 5.8 hrs • 12/28/2006 • Abridged

    The uplifting true story of two mothers from opposite sides of the world united to help their sons Portia Iversen’s life was turned upside down when her two-year-old son Dov was diagnosed with autism. Desperate to find a treatment, Portia was shocked to learn that almost nothing was known about the disorder, which only a handful of researchers were studying. When Portia heard of a severely autistic nonverbal boy in India whose mother had taught him to read and write, she arranged for mother and son to visit the United States to help researchers understand what can be learned from their success. Soma Mukhopadhyay’s achievement was truly astonishing: not only could her son Tito communicate, but he had an IQ of 185 and wrote beautiful poetry. Her revolutionary teaching method allowed Tito to explain the startling differences in his sensory perception, offering scientists an unrivaled window into the autistic mind. Part memoir, part detective story, Strange Son is the captivating account of these families’ extraordinary journeys, an inspiring tale of the power of two mothers’ determination to find hope where there was once only despair.

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    Strange Son

    5.8 hrs • 12/28/06 • Abridged
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  3. 6.4 hrs • 12/5/2006 • Abridged

    JIM CRAMER TELLS YOU HOW TO TAKE THE ADVICE ON HIS TV PROGRAM AND PUT IT INTO ACTION In Jim Cramer's Mad Money, TV's champion of the middle-class investor walks you through the key decisions investors have to make: understanding your tolerance for risk and defining your goals, doing the essential homework on a stock, and knowing how to buy and sell stocks the right way -- the Cramer way. From the first "Booyah" to the last roar of the bull, Mad Money offers TV viewers valuable information that can be the basis for a winning portfolio. Cramer now tells listeners how to turn the "Lightning Round" into stock market strength training. He reveals how he can assess a stock in only seconds, a valuable skill that every investor can acquire and put to good use. He reviews some of his best -- and worst -- calls to extract ten lessons from each that can profit every investor. And for the Mad Money junkies who just can't get enough, Cramer goes behind the scenes to explain everything from the reason behind his deliberate mispronunciations to his notorious chair abuse to the zany props and buttons that keep things humming. Jim Cramer's Mad Money can turn every investor's favorite TV program into a top-notch stock portfolio.

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    Jim Cramer's Mad Money

    By James J. Cramer, with Cliff Mason
    6.4 hrs • 12/5/06 • Abridged
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  4. 9.9 hrs • 1/1/2005 • Unabridged

    It’s the great untold story of the war on terror. Taking advantage of gaping holes in America’s defenses, terrorist organizations and enemy nations like Communist China, North Korea, Russia, and Cuba—not to mention some so-called friends—are infiltrating the US government to steal our most vital secrets and use them against us. In his explosive new book, Enemies, acclaimed investigative reporter Bill Gertz uncovers the truth about this grave threat to our national security and America’s harrowing failures to address the danger. Gertz’s unrivaled access to the US intelligence and defense communities allows him to tell the whole shocking story, taking us deep inside the dark world of intelligence and counterintelligence—a world filled with lies, betrayal, and moles burrowing within the FBI, the CIA, the Pentagon, and even the White House.

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    Enemies by Bill Gertz

    Enemies

    9.9 hrs • 1/1/06 • Unabridged
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