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    • Philomena

    • By: Martin Sixsmith
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Falling pregnant as a teenager in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. She spent the next 50 years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic.

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    • By Alicia on 08-09-2014

    Non-member price: $38.95

    • The Last Three Minutes

    • Conjectures About the Ultimate Fate of the Universe
    • By: Paul Davies
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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    Ragnarok. Armageddon. Doomsday. Since the dawn of time, man has wondered how the world would end. In The Last Three Minutes, Paul Davies reveals the latest theories. Voiced in clear language that makes the cutting-edge science of quarks, neutrinos, wormholes, and metaverses accessible to the layman, The Last Three Minutes treats listeners to a wide range of conjectures about the ultimate fate of the universe.   

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    • By Anonymous User on 04-03-2019

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • DNA USA

    • By: Bryan Sykes
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
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    In this fascinating exploration, geneticist Bryan Sykes turns his sights on the United States, one of the most genetically variegated countries in the world. From the blue-blooded pockets of old-WASP New England to the vast tribal lands of the Navajo, Bryan Sykes takes us on a historical genetic tour, interviewing genealogists, geneticists, anthropologists, and everyday Americans with compelling ancestral stories.

    Non-member price: $27.15

    • Just Six Numbers

    • The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe
    • By: Martin J. Rees
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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    There are deep connections between stars and atoms, between the cosmos and the microworld. Just six numbers, imprinted in the "Big Bang", determine the essential features of our entire physical world. Moreover, cosmic evolution is astonishingly sensitive to the values of these numbers. If any one of them were "untuned", there could be no stars and no life. This realization offers a radically new perspective on our universe, our place in it, and the nature of physical laws. 

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • The Origin of the Universe

    • By: John D. Barrow
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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    There is no more profound, enduring, or fascinating question in all of science than that of how time, space, and matter began. Now John Barrow, who has been at the cutting edge of research in this area and has written extensively about it, guides us on a journey to the beginning of time, into a world of temperatures and densities so high that we cannot recreate them in a laboratory.  

    Non-member price: $24.37

    • The Origin of Humankind

    • By: Richard Leakey
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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    The Origin of Humankind is Richard Leakey's personal view of the development of Homo sapiens. At the heart of his new picture of evolution is the introduction of a heretical notion: Once the first apes walked upright, the evolution of modern humans became possible and perhaps inevitable. From this one evolutionary step comes all the other evolutionary refinements and distinctions that set the human race apart from the apes.

    Non-member price: $29.24

    • DNA USA

    • A Genetic Portrait of America
    • By: Bryan Sykes
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
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    Having worked on numerous high-profile genetic investigations, including one focused on the famed Iceman of the Italian Alps, Bryan Sykes has become a premier authority on human genetics. In DNA USA, Sykes examines the unique fabric of the population of the United States - one of the world’s most genetically variegated countries. His fascinating discoveries offer new insights into the biological profile of the great melting pot.

    Non-member price: $40.61