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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

774 ratings

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Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house "spark joy" (and which don't), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo's newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home-and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

©2014 Marie Kondo (P)2015 Tantor

Author: Marie Kondo
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
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Sins of Empire

106 ratings

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A new epic fantasy series from highly acclaimed fantasy author Brian McClellan, set in the same world as the Powder Mage trilogy. A world on the cusp of a new age... The young nation of Fatrasta is a turbulent place - a frontier destination for criminals, fortune hunters, brave settlers, and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. Only the iron will of the lady chancellor and her secret police holds the capital city of Landfall together against the unrest of an oppressed population and the machinations of powerful empires. Sedition is a dangerous word.... The insurrection that threatens Landfall must be purged with guile and force, a task that falls on the shoulders of a spy named Michel Bravis, convicted war hero Mad Ben Styke, and Lady Vlora Flint, a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall's present. The past haunts us all.... As loyalties are tested, revealed, and destroyed, a grim specter as old as time has been unearthed in this wild land, and the people of Landfall will soon discover that rebellion is the least of their worries.

©2017 Brian McClellan (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
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Bitter Brew

93 ratings

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Actor Kelsey Grammer, best known for his roles in the TV sitcoms Cheers and Frasier, delivers Bitter Brew, a compelling mystery featuring Detective Bill Walsh, an upstate cop in the quiet, rural town of Beatriceville, 200 miles north of New York City, who suspects foul play in the death of millionaire city transplant Jonathan Kimball, even though the evidence points to suicide, not murder.  Between the four grown daughters he adores - even if they make him crazy - his complicated relationship with his ex, and his annoying boss, probing into a death that most have deemed a suicide is the last headache Bill needs. But the inexorable desire for justice and to do his job lead him to delve into many town secrets that most in Beatriceville citizens would prefer to keep unexamined.  Filled with colorful characters and with a riveting pace, Bitter Brew will keep listeners guessing until the unexpected denouement.

©2019 Kelsey Grammer (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Spark Joy

78 ratings

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Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes - and lives - across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy.  With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life. Includes a bonus PDF with instructional illustrations. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2016 Marie Kondo (P)2016 Random House Audio

Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

38 ratings

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Read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award®-winning creator and star of the musical Hamilton, and Tony Award®-winning actress, Karen Olivo. This brilliant narration adds another layer of lyricism and depth to this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel. Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the Fuku: the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim. Diaz immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at large, rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience - and, ultimately, the endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao confirms Junot Diaz as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time.

©2007 Junot Díaz (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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Joy at Work

22 ratings

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Declutter your desk and brighten up your business with this transformative guide from an organizational psychologist and the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. The workplace is a magnet for clutter and mess. Who hasn't felt drained by wasteful meetings, disorganized papers, endless emails, and unnecessary tasks? These are the modern-day hazards of working, and they can slowly drain the joy from work, limit our chances of career progress, and undermine our well-being. There is another way. In Joy at Work, best-selling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.

©2020 Marie Kondo and Scott Sonenshein (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company

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La Magie du rangement au travail

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Marie Kondo, la papesse du rangement auteure du best-seller La Magie du rangement (+ de 380 000 ex. vendus en France), est de retour avec un ouvrage sur le rangement au travail, co-écrit avec un psychologue du travail. Il est facile de se retrouver complètement dépassé par le fouillis et le désordre sur son lieu de travail. Qui ne s'est jamais senti épuisé par des réunions inutiles, des dossiers anarchiques, une liste interminable d'e-mails et des tâches chronophages ? Ce sont là les périls modernes du monde professionnel susceptibles d'éteindre peu à peu la joie d'exercer notre métier, de limiter les chances de faire progresser notre carrière et de nuire à notre bien-être. Il existe une solution pour remédier à cela. Dans La Joie au travail, l'auteure à succès et vedette de Netflix Marie Kondo et Rice Scott Sonenshein, psychologue du travail, rapportent des histoires, analysent des études et proposent des stratégies pour vous aider à vous débarrasser du désordre dans le but de laisser la part belle aux tâches vraiment importantes. Grâce à la méthode KonMari, mondialement célèbre, et de travaux à la pointe de la recherche, La Joie du travail vous aidera à surmonter les difficultés posées par le désordre régnant sur votre lieu de travail et à bénéficier de la productivité, de la réussite et du bonheur qui s'offrent à vous lorsque vous avez un bureau et un esprit bien rangés. Marie Kondo est une spécialiste du rangement et une auteure à succès. Elle est nommée aux Emmy Awards pour son émission "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo" qui fait un tabac sur Netflix et c'est la fondatrice de KonMari Media Inc. Scott Sonenshein est professeur-chercheur spécialiste du monde de l'entreprise à l'université Rice. C'est l'auteur du succès de librairie Stretch. Il a décroché son doctorat de comportement organisationnel à l'université du Michigan et écrit pour le New York Times, le magazine Time, Fast Company et Harvard Business Review.

©2020 Titre original : "Joy at Work - Organizing your professional life" by Marie Kondo / KonMari Media Inc.(KM) and Scott Sonenshein. Droits de traduction cédés par Gudovitz & Company Literary Agency et Imkwell Management / Éditions First, un département d'Édi8, Paris, pour la traduction française (P)2020 Lizzie, un département d'Univers Poche, Paris

Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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Joy at Work

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Bestsellerautorin Marie Kondo und Unternehmensexperte Scott Sonenshein adaptieren die weltberühmte Kon-Mari-Methode für die Arbeitswelt und zeigen, wie wir unseren Arbeitsalltag produktiver, effizienter und erfolgreicher gestalten können, sodass wir zu Motivation, Zufriedenheit und Kreativität im Job zurückfinden. Ob es um die Gestaltung des Arbeitsplatzes geht, um richtiges Zeitmanagement, Führung, gute Kommunikation, erfolgreiches Netzwerken oder produktive Meetings - die Autoren zeigen, wie wir das erreichen, und versammeln zahlreiche praktische Tipps, die den Hörern bei der Organisation ihres Arbeitslebens helfen.

©2020 KonMari Inc. and Scott Sonenshein / Rowohlt Verlag GmbH, Hamburg. Übersetzung von Antoinette Gittinger, Ursula Pesch, Rita Gravert und Katja Hald (P)2020 Argon Verlag GmbH, Berlin

Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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