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A.J. Jacobs' Audiobook Picks

A.J. Jacobs' Audiobook Picks

"I love audiobooks. I listen to them walking my dog, doing the dishes, just sitting on the couch and staring into space. I listen sometimes at normal speed, sometimes on doublespeed (don't tell my audiobook director who hates that). The below are some of my favorites, thought-provoking & entertaining." - A.J. Jacobs

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The Puzzler

One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life

By A.J. Jacobs
Narrated by: A.J. Jacobs
Length: 9 hours 18 minutes

The Puzzler

“One man’s quest to solve all manner of puzzles! A sure-fire delight for anyone addicted to crosswords, sudoku, refuses, cryptic— you name it— complete with problems and solutions in the back.”

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Squirrel Hill

The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood

By Mark Oppenheimer
Narrated by: Mark Oppenheimer
Length: 9 hours 6 minutes

A piercing portrait of the struggles and triumphs of one of America's renowned Jewish neighborhoods in the wake of unspeakable tragedy that highlights the hopes, fears, and tensions all Americans must confront on the road to healing.

Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, is one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in the country, known for its tight-knit... Read more »

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The Scout Mindset

Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't

By Julia Galef
Narrated by: Julia Galef
Length: 6 hours 25 minutes

"...an engaging and enlightening account from which we all can benefit."—The Wall Street Journal
 
A better way to combat knee-jerk biases and make smarter decisions, from Julia Galef, the acclaimed expert on rational decision-making.

When it comes to what we believe, humans see what they want to see. In other words, we have what Julia Galef calls... Read more »

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Think Again

The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

By Adam Grant
Narrated by: Adam Grant
Length: 6 hours 40 minutes

#1 New York Times Bestseller
 
“THIS. This is the right book for right now. Yes, learning requires focus. But, unlearning and relearning requires much more—it requires choosing courage over comfort. In Think Again, Adam Grant weaves together research and storytelling to help us build the intellectual and emotional muscle we need to stay curious...
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Exhalation

Stories

By Ted Chiang
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Dominic Hoffman, Amy Landon & Ted Chiang
Length: 11 hours 21 minutes

Exhalation

“WOW. My first experience with Ted Chiang absolutely blew me out of the water. Each story left me with wide eyes and a racing mind, running to my husband to read a passage so we could both be knocked over with wonder. Exhalation filled me with so many questions about our collective past, present, and future, I’ll be coming back to this book again and again trying to find the answers.”

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Free Time

Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business

By Jenny Blake
Narrated by: Jenny Blake
Length: 10 hours 35 minutes

Time is not money. Time is life force.

Are you consistently doing the work that you and only you can do? Or are you burdened by busywork, the bottleneck blocking your company's profit and potential? 

Your time is far more precious than money. It is your presence, your memories, your quality of life. As a business owner, you are already paying a...

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Anatomy: A Love Story

By Dana Schwartz
Narrated by: Mhairi Morrison & Tim Campbell
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes

This audiobook includes a bonus interview with the author.

*INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER*

*INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER*
*A REESE'S YA BOOK CLUB PICK*

Dana Schwartz’s Anatomy: A Love Story is a gothic tale full of mystery and romance.


Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to...

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