Showing results by narrator "Julia Whelan"

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    • Reality Is Broken

    • Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
    • Written by: Jane McGonigal
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In today’s society, games are fulfilling real human needs in ways that reality is not. Hundreds of millions of people globally - 174 million in the United States alone - regularly inhabit game worlds because they provide the rewards, stimulating challenges and epic victories that are so often lacking in the real world. Jane McGonigal argues that we need to figure out how to make the real world—our homes, our businesses and our communities—engage us in the way that games do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gaming at its best

    • By mmimee on 2018-07-31

    Price: CDN$ 37.58

    • Political Tribes

    • Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations
    • Written by: Amy Chua
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Humans are tribal. We need to belong to groups. In many parts of the world, the group identities that matter most - the ones that people will kill and die for - are ethnic, religious, sectarian, or clan-based. But because America tends to see the world in terms of nation-states engaged in great ideological battles - capitalism vs. communism, democracy vs. authoritarianism, the "free world" vs. the "axis of evil" - we are often spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics. Time and again this blindness has undermined American foreign policy.

    • Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations
    • Written by: Amy Chua
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 2018-02-20
    • 5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Price: CDN$ 32.93

    • Plato: A Very Short Introduction

    • Written by: Julia Annas
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    This lively and accessible introduction to Plato focuses on the philosophy and argument of his writings, drawing the listener into Plato's way of doing philosophy, and the general themes of his thinking. This is not an audiobook to leave the listener standing in the outer court of introduction and background information, but leads directly into Plato's argument. It looks at Plato as a thinker grappling with philosophical problems in a variety of ways, rather than a philosopher with a fully worked-out system.

    Price: CDN$ 9.34