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By: Michael Pollan
Narrated by: Michael Pollan
Length: 13 hours 34 minutes
New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018
A New York Times Notable Book
The #1 New York Times bestseller.
A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences
When Michael Pollan set out to research... Read more »
By: Ryan North
Narrated by: Ryan North
Length: 12 hours 55 minutes
An NPR Best Book of 2018
"How to Invent Everything is such a cool book. It's essential reading for anyone who needs to duplicate an industrial civilization quickly." --Randall Munroe, xkcd creator and New York Times-bestselling author of What If?
The only book you need if you're going back in time
What would you do if a time machine hurled you... Read more »
By: Anna Wiener
Narrated by: Suehyla El-Attar
Length: 8 hours 44 minutes
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Narrator Suehyla El-Attar has a strong voice for this memoir of a woman's journey into the mostly male world of tech start-ups in Silicon Valley. She is energetic, funny, and swift while telling the story of Anna Wiener's acculturation from book publishing in Manhattan to the dot-com boom in San Francisco." —... Read more »Learn more
By: Robert Kolker
Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 13 hours 8 minutes
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.
Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air... Read more »
By: Jonathan Taplin
Narrated by: Jonathan Taplin
Length: 8 hours 23 minutes
The book that started the Techlash.
A stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon, and that proposes a new future for musicians, journalists, authors and filmmakers in the digital age.
Move Fast and Break Things is the riveting account of a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs... Read more »
By: Brantley Hargrove
Narrated by: Jacques Roy
Length: 8 hours 39 minutes
The saga of the greatest tornado chaser who ever lived: a tale of obsession and daring and an extraordinary account of humanity’s high-stakes race to understand nature’s fiercest phenomenon from Brantley Hargrove, “one of today’s great science writers” (The Washington Post).
At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last... Read more »
By: Jenny Odell
Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
Length: 8 hours 10 minutes
A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we've been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is... Read more »Learn more
By: Lulu Miller
Narrated by: Lulu Miller
Length: 4 hours 55 minutes
A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from an extraordinary new voice in nonfiction, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession, and—possibly—even murder.
“At one point, Miller dives into the ocean into a school of fish…comes up for air, and realizes she’s in... Read more »
By: Shoshana Zuboff
Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
Length: 24 hours 16 minutes
The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.
In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the... Read more »
By: Steven Levy
Narrated by: Will Damron
Length: 18 hours 57 minutes
“Levy’s all-access Facebook reflects the reputational swan dive of its subject. . . . The result is evenhanded and devastating.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“[Levy’s] evenhanded conclusions are still damning.”—Reason
“[He] doesn’t shy from asking the tough questions.”—The Washington Post
“Reminds you the HBO show Silicon Valley did not have to reach... Read more »
By: Richard A. Clarke & Robert K. Knake
Narrated by: Marc Cashman
Length: 12 hours 7 minutes
An urgent new warning from two bestselling security experts--and a gripping inside look at how governments, firms, and ordinary citizens can confront and contain the tyrants, hackers, and criminals bent on turning the digital realm into a war zone.
"In the battle raging between offense and defense in cyberspace, Clarke and Knake have some... Read more »
By: Ben Buchanan
Narrated by: Christopher Grove
Length: 11 hours 19 minutes
Packed with insider information based on interviews, declassified files, and forensic analysis of company reports, The Hacker and the State sets aside fantasies of cyber-annihilation to explore the real geopolitical competition of the digital age. Tracing the conflict of wills and interests among modern nations, Ben Buchanan reveals little-known... Read more »Learn more
By: Sarah Frier
Narrated by: Megan Tusing
Length: 11 hours 20 minutes
In this “sequel to The Social Network” (The New York Times), award-winning reporter Sarah Frier reveals the never-before-told story of how Instagram became the most culturally defining app of the decade.
“The most enrapturing book about Silicon Valley drama since Hatching Twitter” (Fortune), No Filter “pairs phenomenal in-depth reporting with... Read more »
By: James Gleick
Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
Length: 16 hours 36 minutes
James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.
The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike our... Read more »
By: Gabe Brown
Narrated by: Gabe Brown
Length: 7 hours 44 minutes
Gabe Brown didn’t set out to change the world when he first started working alongside his father-in-law on the family farm in North Dakota. But as a series of weather-related crop disasters put Brown and his wife, Shelly, in desperate financial straits, they started making bold changes to their farm. Brown—in an effort to simply survive—began... Read more »Learn more
By: Camila Russo
Narrated by: Laura Jennings
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes
Written with the verve of such works as The Big Short, The History of the Future, and The Spider Network, here is the fascinating, true story of the rise of Ethereum, the second-biggest digital asset in the world, the growth of cryptocurrency, and the future of the internet as we know it.
Everyone has heard of Bitcoin, but few know about the... Read more »Learn more
By: Simon Winchester
Narrated by: Simon Winchester
Length: 11 hours 45 minutes
The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.
The rise of manufacturing could not have happened without an attention to precision.... Read more »Learn more
By: Sharon Weinberger
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 16 hours 41 minutes
The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly sixty years.
Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, the agency’s original mission was to create “the unimagined weapons of the future.” Over the decades, DARPA has been responsible for... Read more »
By: Walter Isaacson
Narrated by: Alfred Molina
Length: 17 hours 1 minute
The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).
Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing... Read more »
By: Ainissa Ramirez
Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
Length: 7 hours 53 minutes
In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions—clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and silicon chips—and reveals how they shaped the human experience. Ramirez tells the stories of the woman who sold time, the inventor who... Read more »Learn more
By: Edmund Morris
Narrated by: Arthur Morey
Length: 25 hours 5 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews
Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an... Read more »
By: Kat Holmes & John Maeda
Narrated by: Kat Holmes
Length: 3 hours 46 minutes
Sometimes designed objects reject their users: a computer mouse that doesn't work for left-handed people, for example, or a touchscreen payment system that only works for people who read English phrases, have 20/20 vision, and use a credit card. These mismatches are the building blocks of exclusion. In Mismatch, Kat Holmes describes how design... Read more »Learn more
By: Ashlee Vance
Narrated by: Fred Sanders
Length: 13 hours 23 minutes
In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley’s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs—a real-life Tony Stark—and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new “makers.”
Elon Musk spotlights the... Read more »Learn more
By: Carol Shaben
Narrated by: Tiffany Morgan
Length: 10 hours
Only four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to.
On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. Four survived: the rookie pilot, a prominent politician, a cop, and the criminal he... Read more »
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