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    • Elon Musk

    • By: Ashlee Vance
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An underwhelming narrative of a really cool guy

    • By Michael on 17-06-2016

    Non-member price: $37.46

    • Steve Jobs

    • The Exclusive Biography
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson (introduction)
    • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 735
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 657
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      5 out of 5 stars 654

    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story

    • By JPD on 13-06-2019

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Memories, Dreams, Reflections

    • By: C. G. Jung
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
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    In 1957, four years before his death, Carl Gustav Jung, psychiatrist and psychologist, began writing his life story. But what started as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into an altogether more profound undertaking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We learn so much about ourselves through the stories of others

    • By Dhruva on 26-02-2018

    Non-member price: $50.42

    • Carrying the Fire

    • An Astronaut's Journeys
    • By: Michael Collins
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In July 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon. Fifty years later, it is still one of the greatest achievements in human history. In this remarkable memoir, a defining classic, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humour of that adventure. 

    Non-member price: $16.70

    • Failure Is Not an Option

    • Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
    • By: Gene Kranz
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America's manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA's Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Jspaull on 05-05-2017

    Non-member price: $56.38

    • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

    • By: Richard P. Feynman
    • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent reading by Raymond Todd.

    • By Varun Shukla on 11-09-2017

    Non-member price: $33.79

    • The Invention of Nature

    • The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science
    • By: Andrea Wulf
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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    Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist: more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast; there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy's Own story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Inge Buchanan on 24-01-2017

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

    • By: Ben Carson M.D., Cecil Murphey
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. The extremely complex and delicate operation, five months in the planning and twenty-two hours in the execution, involved a surgical plan that Carson helped initiate. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removed one half of their brain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazingly inspiring!

    • By Anonymous User on 29-06-2019

    Non-member price: $31.74

    • Simply Gödel

    • By: Richard Tieszen
    • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Simply GödelRichard Tieszen traces Kurt Gödel’s life and career, from his early years in tumultuous, culturally rich Vienna to his many brilliant achievements as a member of IAS, as well as his repeated battles with mental illness. In discussing Gödel’s ideas, Tieszen not only provides an accessible explanation of the incompleteness theorems, but explores some of his lesser known writings, including his thoughts on time travel and his proof of the existence of God.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Autobiography Collection: Henry Ford, Nikola Tesla, and Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Henry Ford, Nikola Tesla, Benjamin Franklin
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    This autobiography collection contains My Life and Work: The Autobiography of Henry Ford, My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla, and The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Ignition!

    • An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants
    • By: John Drury Clark, Isaac Asimov - foreward
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Ignition! is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise that eventually took men to the moon.

    Non-member price: $39.01

    • Wizard

    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • By: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Trevor Owens on 15-02-2019
    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • By: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-2011
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Non-member price: $61.50

    • The Crazy Story of Uber

    • Sex, Scandal, and Billions of Dollars - A Silicon Valley Startup
    • By: Ryan Ewing
    • Narrated by: Doug Greene
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Every company has a dark side filled with secrets and scandal, which means your favorite ride service is no different...There’s a darkness looming over Uber’s history that most people don’t know about. And when you learn about them in this audiobook, you’ll never feel the same about Uber again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator is so wrong for this story.

    • By Anonymous User on 07-07-2019

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • The Space Barons

    • By: Christian Davenport
    • Narrated by: Will Collyer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons - most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen - are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel and send humans even further than NASA has gone. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Capturing the essence of modern space race

    • By Anonymous User on 23-09-2018

    Non-member price: $41.31

    • Terence McKenna and Ethnopharmacology: Short Bio, Book Reviews, and Quotes

    • Great Minds Series, Volume 8
    • By: Peter Fritz Walter
    • Narrated by: Peter Fritz Walter
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Terence McKenna (1946-2000) has been studying the ontological foundations of shamanism and the ethnopharmacology of spiritual transformation for the past quarter century. An innovative theoretician and spellbinding orator, McKenna emerged as a powerful voice for the psychedelic movement and the emergent societal tendency he calls The Archaic Revival, one of his most popular books. In 1993, McKenna wrote in This World and Its Double. It’s clearly a crisis of two things: of consciousness and conditioning.

    Non-member price: $20.83

    • Legacies of Great Economists

    • By: Timothy Taylor, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Timothy Taylor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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    When it comes to economics and economic theory, a few thinkers dominate the landscape. Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, John Maynard Keynes, and a handful of others have shaped the world of economics and influenced our lives. These 10 lectures acquaint you with the thoughts, theories, and lives of these great economists.

    Non-member price: $17.56

    • Business @ the Speed of Thought

    • Using a Digital Nervous System
    • By: Bill Gates (Founder, CEO, Microsoft)
    • Narrated by: Roger Steffens, Bill Gates
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Gates' Business @ the Speed of Thought is one of audible.com's most popular programs. This is one investment that will pay consistent dividends. Download it for your commute.

    Non-member price: $25.03

    • No Stone Unturned

    • The True Story of the World's Premier Forensic Investigators
    • By: Steve Jackson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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    No Stone Unturned recreates the genesis of NecroSearch International: a small ,eclectic group of scientists and law enforcement personal, active and retired, who volunteer their services to help locate the clandestine graves of murder victims and recover the remains and evidence to assist with the apprehension and conviction of the killers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Blew my mind

    • By Anonymous User on 23-06-2017

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • The Double Helix

    • A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
    • By: James D. Watson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner, Roger Clark
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was only 24, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries.

    Non-member price: $26.04

    • Endurance

    • A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
    • By: Scott Kelly
    • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      5 out of 5 stars 73

    From the NASA astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and dare to think of your own a little differently. The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few of us ever have and very few of us ever will.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The next best thing to being an astronaut

    • By Manch on 02-11-2017
    • A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery
    • By: Scott Kelly
    • Narrated by: Scott Kelly
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Release date: 19-10-2017
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 83 ratings

    Non-member price: $37.46

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