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Poisoned

3 ratings

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Break the enchanted mirror. Burn the poisoned apple. Fight for your own version of happily ever after.  Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest. Her lips were as red as blood, her skin as pale as snow, and her hair as dark as night. When she stopped to rest, her huntsman companion took his knife, plunged it into Sophie’s chest...and removed her heart.  As she gasped for breath on the forest floor, Sophie was terrified but not surprised. She’d heard the rumors, the whispers. They said she was too weak and foolish to rule, a waste of a princess. A disaster of a future queen. And Sophie believed them. Because in this world, poisoned apples don’t put you into an enchanted sleep - they infect your mind with the cruelest things ever said about you. It’s what keeps girls like Sophie from becoming too powerful, too strong....  Yet Sophie doesn’t die. She’s rescued by seven mysterious engineers who manage to fashion her a temporary heart. It’s not perfect, but it has one advantage - it hasn’t been contaminated by fear. Now Sophie has the chance to hunt down the source of the poisoned apples, to find the person who stole her heart and take it back. To prove that even the darkest magic can’t extinguish the fire burning inside every girl.

©2020 Jennifer Donnelly (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
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This Is Not a Fashion Story

34 ratings

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New York Times best seller  “We Wore What's Danielle Bernstein Is Giving Us the Modern-Day Sex and the City With New Memoir" (E!) A revealing (in more ways than one) tell-all from Long Island girl-turned-international fashion influencer, designer, CEO, and tech entrepreneur Danielle Bernstein, the creative genius behind the hit style platform @WeWoreWhat. Danielle Bernstein spent her youth shopping at discount department stores, getting boozy in suburban backyards, and proposing marriage to every boy she dated. By age 19, she was a college dropout living in a West Village shoebox with three roommates and only six months to prove that her blog, @WeWoreWhat, could become a full blown career...or else board the train back to her mom's house. Flash forward 10 years. Danielle is more than a famed influencer with over two million followers. She's also a bonafide business woman - a CEO, tech founder, and fashion designer whose living a dream lifestyle that includes all-expense-paid luxury travel to Paris and Positano, skipping the velvet rope, and controlling her own destiny. Despite these successes, Danielle has never been your typical play-by-the-rules fashionista. She disrupted the fashion industry using her own playbook - one that she's finally ready to share with you, her listeners. This Is Not a Fashion Story is the down and dirty tale of how a Long Island-born teenager became one of the most recognizable names in fashion. It's a story that proves success isn't about a college degree or how rich your parents are. It's about trusting your gut, knowing when to take risks, and fighting to get what you want in life, love, and business. But above all, it's the story of how a young girl made in the concrete jungle that is New York City - and how you can too.

©2020 Danielle Bernstein (P)2020 Vertel Publishing

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Rule of Two

235 ratings

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In the New York Times best-seller Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Drew Karpyshyn painted a gripping portrait of a young man’s journey from innocence to evil. That man was Darth Bane, a twisted genius whose iron will, fierce ambition, and strength in the dark side of the Force made him a natural leader among the Sith - until his radical embrace of an all-but-forgotten wisdom drove him to destroy his own order...and create it anew from the ashes. As the last surviving Sith, Darth Bane promulgated a harsh new directive: the Rule of Two. Two there should be; no more, no less. One to embody the power, the other to crave it. Now Darth Bane is ready to put his policy into action, and he thinks he has found the key element that will make his triumph complete: a student to train in the ways of the dark side. Though she is young, Zannah possesses an instinctive link to the dark side that rivals his own. With his guidance, she will become essential in his quest to destroy the Jedi and dominate the galaxy. But there is one who is determined to stop Darth Bane: Johun Othone, Padawan to Jedi Master Lord Hoth, who died at Bane’s hands in the last great Sith War. Though the rest of the Jedi scoff at him, Joshua’s belief that there are surviving Sith on the loose is unshakeable. As Johun continues his dogged pursuit of the man who killed his master, Zannah, faced unexpectedly with a figure from her past, begins to question her embrace of the dark side. And Darth Bane is led by Force-induced visions to a moon where he will acquire astonishing new knowledge and power - power that will alter him in ways he could never have imagined....

©2012 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2012 Random House Audio

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The Trembling Path

25 ratings

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Control of Etna Station is balanced on a knife's edge. A daring mission to rescue a hostage will shake the foundations of the already crumbling command structure, making way for enemies to emerge from outside, and from within. Dewey, the advanced zombie, begins to assert his dominance and reveals his ploy to master all humankind, while Vivian Deneaux shows her hand, rigging the complex to blow if she's not given the keys to the city. Alliances will be strained and loyalties tested as lines drawn in the sand become blurred and must be remade. Events are set in motion that will forever alter the course of the base and the lives of its inhabitants. It's a race for control, and with Mike and his company stuck in jail, they are quickly losing precious ground and must discover who their true allies are. Can the base be saved, or will the human oasis amid the sea of death finally succumb to evil and corruption?

©2020 Mark Tufo (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.

Summary

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times best-selling biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer. Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it - peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what’s right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.  This lively, New York Times best-selling biography series inspires kids to dream big, one great role model at a time. You’ll want to collect each audiobook.

©2019 Brad Meltzer (P)2019 Listening Library

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The Circadian Code

34 ratings

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Like most people, you probably wake up, get hungry for meals and doze off in bed around the same time every day. If you've ever experienced jet lag or pulled an all-nighter, you know that this schedule can easily be thrown off kilter. But for some people, that imbalance or difficulty sleeping at night, hunger at odd times, or sudden fatigue at noon is a constant. If you're one of those people, Dr. Satchin Panda, one of the leading researchers on circadian rhythms, has a plan to reset your body clock.  Beginning with an in-depth explanation of the circadian clock - why it's important, how it works, and how to know it isn't working - The Circadian Code outlines lifestyle changes to make to get back on track. It's a concrete plan to enhance weight loss, improve sleep, optimize exercise, and manage technology so that it doesn't interfere with your body's natural rhythm. Dr. Panda's life changing methods show you how to prevent and reverse ailments like diabetes, cancer, and dementia, as well as microbiome conditions like acid reflux, heartburn, and irritable bowel disease.

©2018 Satchin Panda, PhD (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
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The Birth and Death of Meaning

Summary

The Birth and Death of Meaning uses the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, sociology, and psychiatry to explain what makes people act the way they do.

©1971 The Free Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom

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Being a teacher can be one of the most rewarding professions but also one of the most frustrating. Many teachers feel very prepared to instruct students in their chosen subjects but don't have quite as much training in managing classroom discipline - yet experienced educators know that if challenging behavior goes unchecked, the entire year can be disrupted. 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom shows teachers how to establish and maintain good discipline habits in their classrooms through an easy-to-understand program that you'll swear "works like magic". 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom will help you understand: How to encourage courteous classroom behavior and constructive work habits How your personality affects your teaching style How to effectively manage transition times with your class Successful methods for handling assemblies, recess, lunchtime, and field trips How to communicate productively with parents 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom takes the guesswork out of classroom discipline and will help you get back to teaching and your students get back to learning - today!

©2016 ParentMagic, Inc. (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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Bunker Hill

2 ratings

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Nathaniel Philbrick, the bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Mayflower, brings his prodigious talents to the story of the Boston battle that ignited the American Revolution. Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes. After the Boston Tea Party, British and American soldiers and Massachusetts residents have warily maneuvered around each other until April 19, when violence finally erupts at Lexington and Concord. In June, however, with the city cut off from supplies by a British blockade and Patriot militia poised in siege, skirmishes give way to outright war in the Battle of Bunker Hill. It would be the bloodiest battle of the Revolution to come, and the point of no return for the rebellious colonists. Philbrick brings a fresh perspective to every aspect of the story. He finds new characters, and new facets to familiar ones. The real work of choreographing rebellion falls to a thirty-three year old physician named Joseph Warren who emerges as the on-the-ground leader of the Patriot cause and is fated to die at Bunker Hill. Others in the cast include Paul Revere, Warren's fiancee, the poet Mercy Scollay, a newly recruited George Washington, the reluctant British combatant General Thomas Gage and his more bellicose successor William Howe, who leads the three charges at Bunker Hill and presides over the claustrophobic cauldron of a city under siege as both sides play a nervy game of brinkmanship for control. With passion and insight, Philbrick reconstructs the revolutionary landscape - geographic and ideological - in a mesmerizing narrative of the robust, messy, blisteringly real origins of America.

©2013 Nathaniel Philbrick (P)2013 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Category: History, Military
Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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The Soulforge

22 ratings

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A mage's soul is forged in the crucible of magic. Raistlin Majere is six years old when he is introduced to the archmage who enrolls him in a school for the study of magic. There the gifted and talented but tormented boy comes to see magic as his salvation. Mages in the magical Tower of High Sorcery watch him in secret, for they see shadows darkening over Raistlin even as the same shadows lengthen over all Ansalon.

Finally, Raistlin draws near his goal of becoming a wizard. But first he must take the drea Test in the Tower of High Sorcery. It will change his life forever - if he survives.

©2011 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Lead with Your Heart

1 rating

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Award-winning author and celebrated neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton, MD, combines his understanding of the human brain with nearly 30 years' experience training horses to offer wisdom on such universal themes as leadership, motivation, ambition, and humility. The results are showcased in more than 100 thoughtful essays that treat working with horses as a metaphor for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Whether you're searching for greater spiritual depth or simply want to better understand your four-legged partner, this wise and important collection has something for you.

©2016 Allan Hamilton (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
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No Limits

13 ratings

Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell's latest book will enhance the lives of leaders, professionals, and anyone who wants to achieve success and personal growth. We often treat the word capacity as if it were a natural law of limitation. Unfortunately most of us are much more comfortable defining what we perceive as off limits rather than what's really possible. Could it be that many of us have failed to expand our potential because we have allowed what we perceive as capacity to define us? What if our limits are not really our limits? In his newest book, John Maxwell identifies 17 core capacities. Some of these are abilities we all already possess, such as energy, creativity, and leadership. Others are aspects of our lives controlled by our choices, like our attitudes, character, and intentionality. Maxwell examines each of these capacities and provides clear and actionable advice on how you can increase your potential in each. He will guide you on how to identify, grow, and apply your critical capacities. Once you've blown the cap off your capacities, you'll find yourself more successful - and fulfilled - in your daily life.

©2017 John C. Maxwell (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Sometimes You Win - Sometimes You Learn

23 ratings

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number-one New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell believes that any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools to turn a loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of learners who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses. 1. Humility - The Spirit of Learning 2. Reality - The Foundation of Learning 3. Responsibility - The First Step of Learning 4. Improvement - The Focus of Learning 5. Hope - The Motivation of Learning 6. Teachability - The Pathway of Learning 7. Adversity - The Catalyst of Learning 8. Problems - The Opportunities of Learning 9. Bad Experiences - The Perspective for Learning 10. Change - The Price of Learning 11. Maturity - The Value of Learning Learning is not easy during down times, it takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out - experience isn't the best teacher; evaluated experience is.

©2013 John C. Maxwell (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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Waking the Tiger

49 ratings

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Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question: Why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized? By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed. Waking the Tiger normalizes the symptoms of trauma and the steps needed to heal them. People are often traumatized by seemingly ordinary experiences. The listener is taken on a guided tour of the subtle, yet powerful impulses that govern our responses to overwhelming life events. To do this, it employs a series of exercises that help us focus on bodily sensations. Through heightened awareness of these sensations trauma can be healed.

©1997 Peter A. Levine (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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The Path of Alchemy

1 rating

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Alchemy offers tremendous insight into alternative therapies, new medicines, and the depths of the human mind. Illuminating a truly esoteric practice, Mark Stavish reveals how to create and apply "medicines for the soul" in this remarkable guide to plant and mineral alchemy.   The Path of Alchemy introduces the history and basic laws of this ancient practice, and explains how it ties into Qabala, tarot, astrology, and the four elements. Safe, modern techniques - based on spagyrics (plant alchemy) - for producing distillations, stones, tinctures, and elixirs are given, along with their uses in physical healing, spiritual growth, psychic experiments, initiation, consecration, spellwork, and more.  Each chapter includes meditations, projects, and suggested reading as aids to "inner transformation," an equally important aspect of alchemy. Tools, rituals, lunar and solar stones, and the elusive Philosopher's Stone are all covered in this comprehensive guide to alchemy.

©2006 Mark Stavish (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Mark Stavish
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

25 ratings

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Have you ever driven several miles without noticing anything on the road or read a page in a book without registering any of it? Do the day's worries and disappointments crowd your mind as you're trying to fall asleep at night? Do you feel stressed much of the time and aren't sure how to find peace? In this book Amit Sood, MD, MSc, a Mayo Clinic specialist in stress and resiliency, reveals how the mind's instinctive restlessness and shortsightedness generate stress and anxiety and presents strategies for living a more peaceful life. The book is based on the highly popular stress management program offered at Mayo Clinic that Dr. Sood developed after two decades of work with tens of thousands of people. Drawing on groundbreaking brain research, Dr. Sood helps you understand the brain's two modes and how an imbalance between them produces unwanted stress. From this basis you learn skills that will help you: Develop deep and sustained attention Practice gratitude, compassion, and acceptance Live a meaningful life Cultivate nurturing relationships Achieve your highest potential All of these concepts are weaved into a practical and fun journey that has been tested in numerous scientific studies, with consistently positive results. Take the first step to discover greater peace and joy for you and your loved ones. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER) (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Eclipse Corona

Summary

The power of the Second Alliance has coalesced and terrorism institutionalized. New concentration camps bring the horrors of "Ethnic Cleansing" to a terrifying intensity. The SA stands poised to conquer the ruins of Europe with brutality. Media manipulation has become mind control - and mind control, an art. Secret treaties have been made in back rooms, on the Internet, and in hidden laboratories. Your only hope is the New Resistance. People like Dance Torrence and his fellow urban warriors on Earth; Claire Rimpler on the L5 colony, FirStep; Smoke, the damaged visionary; and Alouette, a precocious cyber-jacked little girl on the cutting edge on a strange new frontier of human collective-consciousness, the Entelechy. Ordinary people bound together by the truth and a single purpose: to keep the secret darkness from becoming humankind’s Total Eclipse - or die trying.

©1990, 2012 John Shirley (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: John Shirley
Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb

5 ratings

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From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Hunting Eichmann and The Perfect Mile, an epic adventure and spy story about the greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II. It's 1942 and the Nazis are racing to be the first to build a weapon unlike any known before. They have the physicists, they have the uranium, and now all their plans depend on amassing a single ingredient: heavy water, which is produced in Norway's Vemork, the lone plant in all the world that makes this rare substance. Under threat of death, Vemork's engineers push production into overdrive. For the Allies, the plant must be destroyed. But how would they reach the castle fortress set on a precipitous gorge in one of the coldest, most inhospitable places on Earth? Based on a trove of top secret documents and never-before-seen diaries and letters of the saboteurs, The Winter Fortress is an arresting chronicle of a brilliant scientist, a band of spies on skies, perilous survival in the wild, sacrifice for one's country, Gestapo manhunts, soul-crushing setbacks, and a last-minute operation that would end any chance Hitler could obtain the atomic bomb - and alter the course of the war.

©2016 Neal Bascomb (P)2016 Neal Bascomb

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Neal Bascomb
Category: History, Military
Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
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Creating Cultures of Thinking

1 rating

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Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted. As educators, parents, and citizens, we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people, take learning to the next level, allow for great discoveries, and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning. This is something all teachers want and all students deserve. In Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, Ron Ritchhart, author of Making Thinking Visible, explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum, and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging eight cultural forces: expectations, language, time, modeling, opportunities, routines, interactions, and environment. With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this audiobook, Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking. A culture of thinking produces the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.

©2015 Ron Ritchhart (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
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The Hungry Ones

1 rating

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What do ghosts fear? The Hungry Ones.... At the outskirts of Maple City sits the Crossroads Motel, a throwback to the days when the motor lodge was king. Two years ago, the motel was the site of an act so brutal that its buildings were left to rot.  Jessie Voss, however, sees promise in the Crossroad's bare bones and buys it up, determined to breathe new life into the place.  When the Larson family shows up on her doorstep, road-weary and desperate for a break, Jessie offers them lodging, even though her grand opening is still a week away.  But the arrival of guests awakens the motel, and Jessie soon finds herself host to both the living and the dead.

©2019 Chris Sorensen (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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The Distracted Mind

5 ratings

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In The Distracted Mind, leading psychologist Larry Rosen and pioneering neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley explain why our minds have become addicted to email, text messages, virtual worlds, and social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Through compelling true stories and scientific research, they show how digital distractions affect every aspect of life, from work, safety, and communication to our relationships and health. The way our brains work mean we're all too easily hijacked by 'weapons of mass distraction', but there are countermeasures we can take. Rosen and Gazzaley offer proven strategies for regaining and retaining control over where we choose to focus our attention, making The Distracted Mind essential listening for anyone who wants to make best use of their brain today.

©2016 Adam Gazzaley and Larry D. Rosen (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Battle for the Nether

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The action-packed Minecraft follow-up to Invasion of the Overworld! Gameknight999, a real-life Minecraft user trapped inside the game he loves to play, and his friend Crafter have transported to a new server. Malacoda is the King of the Nether, a terrible ghast that wants to destroy all of Minecraft with his massive army of blazes, magma cubes, zombie pigmen, and wither skeletons. Knowing the lives of all those within Minecraft - as well as those in the physical world - are depending on them, Gameknight and Crafter will need to search the land to recruit an NPC army. But the battles Gameknight's already fought have left him doubting his abilities, and he'll need to dig deep to find his courage if he's to have any shot at victory. Epic battles, terrible monsters, heartwarming friendships, and spine-tingling suspense... Battle for the Nether takes the adventures of Gameknight999 to the next level in a nonstop roller-coaster ride of adventure.

©2014 Mark Cheverton (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers

Summary

There is a clear conspiracy to deny the existence of UFOs. The mainstream media has misinformed us for years about UFO studies conducted by highly regarded scientists associated with some of the finest universities in the country. There is significant evidence that the US government has covered up the alien presence through misinformation, distortion, obfuscation, and ridicule. Some prominent, politically connected scientists have engaged in the cover up. And a few professional writers have helped to successfully label any scientists who have been persuaded by the evidence and brave enough to take a stand as unscientific charlatans, fanatics, and kooks. Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers examines the wealth of archival documents that clearly demonstrate this cooperative disinformation effort and refute the false claims made by these professional scoffers. Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden set the record straight by examining politically motivated misinformation and presenting compelling evidence that separates fact from fiction.

©2016 Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Brothers In Arms

15 ratings

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The innocence of youth lost in war… In the fiery siege of the city of Hope’s End the young mage Raistlin must leave behind his ideals to save himself and his brother. Yet as Raistlin and Caramon train as mercenaries, far away another soul is forged in the heat of battle. Another path is chosen, and a future dragon highlord begins her rise to power. She is Kitiara Uth Matar, the twins’ half sister.

©2011 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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The End of Dieting

20 ratings

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In The End of Dieting, Joel Fuhrman M.D., a board–certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, and #1 New York Times best-selling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity and The End of Diabetes, delivers a powerful paradigm-shifting audiobook that shows us how and why we never need to diet again. Fuhrman says, "By reading this book, you will understand the key principles of the science of health, nutrition and weight loss. It will give you a simple and effective strategy to achieve - and maintain - an optimal weight without dieting for the rest of your life. This new approach will free you forever from a merry-go-round of diets and endless, tedious discussions about dieting strategies. This is the end of dieting." PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Joel Fuhrman, M.D. (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Joel Fuhrman
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
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The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism

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The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism places the function of western herbs in their true historical context, apart from homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and Ayurveda. Recently there has been a revival of interest in western herbalism, but practitioners haven't been able to explore its benefits due to a void of information on the topic - the system of medicine the herbs fit into had all but disappeared. To remedy the situation, herbalist Matthew Wood has researched the old-time practices and reconstructed them for modern use. In resuscitating western herbal medicine and bringing it up to date, he gives his listeners a powerful tool for holistic theory and treatment. Wood makes the point that plant medicines, because they are made from a broad range of chemical components, are naturally suited for the treatment of general patterns in the body. He argues against the biomedical model of standardization, in which herbs are refined and advertised as if they were drugs suited to an exact disease or condition.

©2004 Matthew Wood (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Matthew Wood
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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The End of Diabetes

9 ratings

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Despite what you might have heard, diabetes is not a lifelong condition. It does not have to shorten your life span or result in high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, or other life-threatening ailments. In fact, most diabetics can get off medication and become 100 percent healthy in just a few simple steps. In The End of Diabetes, Dr. Joel Fuhrman shows how you can prevent and reverse diabetes and its related symptoms and lose weight in the process. The End of Diabetes is a radical idea wrapped in a simple plan: Eat Better, End Diabetes. While the established medical protocol aims to control diabetes by limiting your carbohydrate intake, monitoring glucose levels, and prescribing bottomless doses of medicine, Dr. Fuhrman believes this long-standing approach to fighting diabetes is wrong - and possibly fatal. Designed for anyone ready to enjoy a healthier and longer life, Dr. Fuhrman's plan is based on a single formula: Your Health Future (H) = Nutrients (N) / Calories (C). Foods with a high nutrient density, according to Dr. Fuhrman, turn our bodies into the miraculous, self-healing machines they can be, which results in significant weight loss, improved health, and, ultimately, the end of diabetes and other diseases. In engaging, direct, and easy-to-follow language, The End of Diabetes supplies the science and clinical evidence to prove that diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are not inevitable consequences of aging. They are reversible and preventable. This simple and effective plan offers great food, starts working right away, and puts you on a direct path to a longer, better, fuller, disease-free life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Joel Fuhrman (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

Author: Joel Fuhrman
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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The Measure and the Truth

2 ratings

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A new Solamnic Empire rises from the ashes of war. It is ruled by one man: a knight, a warrior, a virtual dictator driven by ambitions that trample the lives of all who aid them. An old enemy, mightier than ever, rises to challenge him. And there are other dangers - mortal and magical - closer to home. The man who would be emperor must face the gravest threats in his long and violent life.

©2007 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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How Successful People Lead

3 ratings

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In this perfectly quick listen, #1 New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell explains how true leadership works. It is not generated by your title. In fact, being named to a position is the lowest of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To be more than a boss people are required to follow, you must master the ability to inspire and invest in people. You need to build a team that produces not only results, but also future leaders. By combining the advice contained in this audiobook with skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership - where your influence extends beyond your immediate reach for the benefit of others. Derived from material previously published in the Wall Street Journal best seller The 5 Levels of Leadership.

©2013 John C. Maxwell (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Eclipse Penumbra

Summary

The guerilla war against the Second Alliance and its plans for a European apartheid intensifies in this second volume of John Shirley's A Song Called Youth trilogy. From its beginning, thwarting the Second Alliance has been the first priority of the New Resistance; now the SA has decided it was time to return the favor, Resistance could not be allowed to interfere with the progress of the SA's master plan. Eliminating the rebels will clear the way for Project Total Eclipse, which in turn would stretch the SA’s shadow over every remaining outpost of humanity - selecting scapegoats, directing violence, and creating an immutable new order. And the penumbra of the Eclipse would establish complete SA control over the Grid, the space colony and the survivors of the war…and also to decide the fate of humanity.

©1988, 2012 John Shirley (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: John Shirley
Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
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Forensics for Dummies (2nd Edition)

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Understand the real-life science behind crime-scene investigation.   Forensics for Dummies takes you inside the world of crime-scene investigation to give you the lowdown on this exciting field. Written by a doctor and former Law & Order consultant, this guide will have you solving crimes along with your favorite TV shows in no time. From fingerprints and fibers to blood and ballistics, you'll walk through the processes that yield significant information from the smallest clues. You'll learn how Hollywood gets it wrong and how real-world forensics experts work every day in fields as diverse as biology, psychology, anthropology, medicine, information technology, and more. If you're interested in a forensics career, you'll find out how to break in - and the education you'll need to do the type of forensics work that interests you the most. Written for the true forensics fan, this book doesn't shy away from the details; you'll learn what goes on at the morgue as you determine cause of death, and you'll climb into the mind of a killer as you learn how forensic psychologists narrow down the suspect list.   Crime shows are entertaining, but the reality is that most forensics cases aren't wrapped up in an hour. This book shows you how it's really done and the amazing technology and brilliant people that do it every day.

©2019 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: D.P. Lyle MD
Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
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No Choirboy

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Imagine having everything taken away from you - permanently - with no hope of resuming a normal life. This is the case for many teenagers in America who are tried and convicted as adults for the crime of murder. Here Susan Kuklin takes you behind bars for frank interviews with a collection of young men who will spend the better part of their lives in jail. She lets them speak for themselves, providing the raw details of their incarceration and the anger, despair, and surprising hope they experience every day. Kuklin also provides an in-depth look at the American penal system, highlighting its many intricacies and inequities while focusing on capital cases involving juveniles. Chosen by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews as a Best Book, No Choirboy is an honest examination of a pervasive problem in America. A full cast of Recorded Books narrators captures each of these unique voices for a powerful audio experience.

©2008 Susan Kuklin (P)2009 Recorded Books

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The Messy Man

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Ellen Marx sees ghosts. Her mother, Rita, just wants her to be a "normal" 11-year-old kid. But that's tough to do when you receive a birthday card from your dead father. Following a trail of breadcrumbs left by her dad, Ellen sets out on a journey to unravel the mystery surrounding her father's disappearance and ends up unearthing secrets best left buried. The third and final book in the haunting trilogy, The Messy Man brings to a close the story that began with The Nightmare Room and The Hungry Ones.

©2020 Chris Sorensen (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates

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The death of your beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking losses you'll ever endure. But recovery isn't only about closure. You also want to know where your best friend has gone. After the intense, unexpected grief he experienced following the loss of his own companions, animal lover and biblical scholar Gary Kurz set out to prove that there are indeed pets in paradise. After devoting himself to countless hours of research, he now shares his inspiring insights to bring you a richer understanding of animals and their souls. You'll finally find answers to common questions about animals and the afterlife - and you'll also get a 30-day devotional to help you work through your grief. If you've ever loved and lost a pet, or if you know someone who has shared a special bond with a furry face and a cold, wet nose, you'll welcome this amazing book's reassurance that love and loyalty are truly eternal and that someday, you and your pets will be together again.

©2008 Gary Kurz (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Gary Kurz
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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Product Management for Dummies

1 rating

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Product management plays a pivotal role in organizations. In fact, it's now considered the fourth most important title in corporate America - yet only a tiny fraction of product managers have been trained for this vital position. If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of people who hold this essential job - or simply aspire to break into a new role - Product Management for Dummies gives you the tools to increase your skill level and manage products like a pro.   From defining what product management is - and isn't - to exploring the rising importance of product management in the corporate world, this friendly and accessible guide quickly gets you up to speed on everything it takes to thrive in this growing field. It offers plain-English explanations of the product life cycle, market research, competitive analysis, market and pricing strategy, product roadmaps, the people skills it takes to effectively influence and negotiate, and so much more. Create a winning strategy for your product   Gather and analyze customer and market feedback to maximize revenue  Prioritize and convey requirements to engineering teams effectively   Product managers are responsible for so much more than meets the eye - and this friendly, authoritative guide lifts the curtain on what it takes to succeed.

©2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Empires of Light

3 ratings

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In the final decades of the 19th century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America's Gilded Age - Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse - battled as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. In Empires of Light, historian Jill Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless world of cutting-edge science, invention, intrigue, money, death, and hard-eyed Wall Street millionaires. At the heart of the story are Thomas Alva Edison, the nation's most famous and folksy inventor, creator of the incandescent light bulb and mastermind of the world's first direct current electrical light networks; the Serbian wizard of invention Nikola Tesla, an eccentric dreamer who revolutionized the generation and delivery of electricity; and the charismatic George Westinghouse, Pittsburgh inventor and corporate entrepreneur, an industrial idealist who in the era of gaslight imagined a world powered by cheap and plentiful electricity and worked heart and soul to create it. Empires of Light is the gripping history of electricity, the "mysterious fluid", and how the fateful collision of Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed.

©2003 Jill Jonnes (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Jill Jonnes
Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
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The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek

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The first novel in a charming new series, award-winning author Jane Myers Perrine's The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek is an amusing, warmhearted look at a small town's reception of its newly ordained minister. The mission of committee members Miss Birdie and Mercedes is to educate Adam Jordan on how things should be done in town. But soon the ladies decide on a new goal - to find him a wife.

©2012 Jane Myers Perrine (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
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Found

1 rating

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With the same heightened suspense and intrigue that made her Shadow Children,/i> books - including Among the Hidden - best-sellers, acclaimed young adult author Margaret Peterson Haddix presents the first entry in a thrilling new series. 13 years ago, a plane materialized out of thin air with 36 babies on board and no one at the controls. Jonah and Chip, passengers of that mysterious vessel, are now caught in the middle of a deadly struggle between the FBI and a sinister, unseen force.

©2008 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy for Dummies

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A practical, down-to-earth guide to using the world's most successful approach to couple therapy.   One of the most successful therapeutic approaches to healing dysfunctional relationships, emotionally focused couple therapy provides clients with powerful insights into how and why they may be suppressing their emotions, and teaches them practical ways to deal with those feelings more constructively for improved relationships. Unlike cognitive-behavioral therapy, which provides effective short-term coping skills, emotionally focused therapy often is prescribed as a second-stage treatment for couples with lingering emotional difficulties.  Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy for Dummies introduces listeners to this groundbreaking therapy, offering simple, proven strategies and tools for dealing with problems with bonding, attachment, and emotions, the universal cornerstones of healthy relationships.

©2013 John Wiley & Sons, Canada, Ltd. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
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Caught

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With Caught, award-winning author Margaret Peterson Haddix delivers the fifth thrilling installment of her Missing series. Time-traveling siblings Jonah and Katherine are shocked when time in the 21st century comes to a standstill. Back in 1903, the siblings discover the time-freeze was caused by a botched job involving Albert Einstein's secret daughter Lieserl. Somehow, they've got to set things right - but that won't be easy with Lieserl's mother standing guard.

©2012 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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Sent

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Critically acclaimed author Margaret Peterson Haddix continues her best-selling Missing series with Sent. Just as best friends Chip and Jonah discover they're actually children kidnapped from history, they get sent back to their proper time period. Now in the 15th century, Jonah realizes he's Edward V, the king of England, and Chip is his younger brother Richard, the Duke of York. Both boys know they need to find a way home fast, because they know their history - Edward and Richard were murdered.

©2009 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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Eclipse

Summary

2039: The Russians didn't use the big nukes. The ongoing Third World War has left parts of Europe in ruins. Into the chaos steps the Second Alliance, a multinational eager to impose its own kind of New World Order. In the United States - in FirStep, the vast space colony and on the artificial island Freezone - the SA shoulders its way to power, spinning a dark web of media manipulation, propaganda, and infiltration. Only the New Resistance recognizes the SA for what it really is: a racist theocracy hiding a cult of eugenics. Enter Rick Rickenharp, a former rock'n'roll cult hero: a rock classicist out of place in Europe’s underground club scene, populated by wiredancers and minimonos - but destined to play a Song Called Youth that will shake the world.

©1985, 2012 John Shirley (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: John Shirley
Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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What Successful People Know About Leadership

2 ratings

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Number-one New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell responds to the most popular questions he's received to help listeners achieve greater success. John Maxwell, America's number-one leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions and using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. In this compact derivative of Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, he gives detailed answers to the most popular and intriguing questions posed to him by people at all stages of their careers, including: How can you be a leader if you're at the bottom? How do you motivate an unmotivated person? How can you succeed with a leader who is difficult to work with? How do you find balance between leading others and producing? What gives a leader sustainability? No matter whether you're a seasoned leader or wanting to take the first steps into leadership, this audiobook will provide helpful and applicable advice and improve your professional life.

©2016 John C. Maxwell (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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The Fourth Revolution

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From the best-selling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. Dysfunctional government: It' s become a cliché, and most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us, that is a seriously limited view of things. In fact, there have been three great revolutions in government in the history of the modern world. The West has led these revolutions, but now we are in the midst of a fourth revolution, and it is Western government that is in danger of being left behind. Now, things really are different. The West's debt load is unsustainable. The developing world has harvested the low-hanging fruits. Industrialization has transformed all the peasant economies it had left to transform, and the toxic side effects of rapid developing world growth are adding to the bill. From Washington to Detroit, from Brasilia to New Delhi, there is a dual crisis of political legitimacy and political effectiveness. The Fourth Revolution crystallizes the scope of the crisis and points forward to our future. The authors enjoy extraordinary access to influential figures and forces the world over, and the book is a global tour of the innovators in how power is to be wielded. The age of big government is over; the age of smart government has begun. Many of the ideas the authors discuss seem outlandish now, but the center of gravity is moving quickly. This tour drives home a powerful argument: that countries' success depends overwhelmingly on their ability to reinvent the state. And that much of the West - and particularly the United States - is failing badly in its task. China is making rapid progress with government reform at the same time as America is falling badly behind. Washington is gridlocked, and America is in danger of squandering its huge advantages from its powerful economy because of failing government. And flailing democracies like India look enviously at China's state-of-the-art airports and expanding universities. The race to get government right is not just a race of efficiency. It is a race to see which political values will triumph in the 21st century - the liberal values of democracy and liberty or the authoritarian values of command and control. The stakes could not be higher.

©2014 John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge (P)2014 Recorded Books

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Artificial Intelligence for Dummies

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Step into the future with AI.   The term artificial intelligence has been around since the 1950s, but a lot has changed since then. Today, AI is referenced in the news, books, movies, and TV shows, and the exact definition is often misinterpreted. Artificial Intelligence for Dummies provides a clear introduction to AI and how it's being used today.   In this audiobook, you'll get a clear overview of the technology, the common misconceptions surrounding it, and a fascinating look at its applications in everything from self-driving cars and drones to its contributions in the medical field.   Learn about what AI has contributed to society   Explore uses for AI in computer applications   Discover the limits of what AI can do   Find out about the history of AI   The world of AI is fascinating - and this hands-on guide makes it more accessible than ever!

©2018 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Gildan Media, LLC

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
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A Heritage of Stars

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More than a thousand years have passed since humankind intentionally destroyed its treacherous technology, choosing to revert back to a primitive tribal state. In this society the rusting brain cases of long-inert robots are considered trophies, and the scant knowledge that has survived is doled out to an inquisitive few in monasterylike "universities". It is at one such center of learning that young Tom Cushing first reads of the legendary "Place of Going to the Stars", rumored to exist on a high butte somewhere in the western part of the land. Driven by enthusiasm and an insatiable need to track the myth to its source, Tom sets out on an amazing trek across what was once called America, teaming up with a witch, the world's last remaining robot, and other odd companions. But all the astonishing discoveries and dangers they encounter along the way will pale before the revelations that await them at journey's end. Clifford D. Simak, award-winning science fiction grandmaster, offers a breathtaking vision of the future that is both dystopian and hopeful in equal measure. In A Heritage of Stars, he boldly displays the heart, intelligence, and awesome imaginative powers that have established him as one of the all-time greatest authors of speculative fiction.

©1977 Clifford D. Simak; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
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How to Raise a Healthy Child...in Spite of Your Doctor

Summary

Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, renowned pediatrician and author, advises parents on home treatment and diagnosis of colds and flus, childhood illnesses, vision and hearing problems, allergies, and more. Plus, a complete section on picking the right doctor for your child, step-by-step instructions for knowing when to call a doctor, and much more.

©1984 Robert S. Mendelsohn, MD (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Confronting the Dragon

Summary

An evil army threatens to destroy all of Minecraft in the third Gameknight999 adventure! The ghast king Malacoda and the terrible enderman Erebus have led their monster army to the server that houses the Source: a virus with plans to destroy Minecraft and all the digital lives on its servers before escaping once and for all into the real world. Only Gameknight999, the user-that-is-not-a-user, and his small army of NPCs can stop them. But the monster horde is growing bigger by the day, as if they are being helped by an unknown someone...or something. A secret lurks in the shadows as Gameknight and his friends race across the server - a secret with evil, glowing white eyes. To defeat the monsters of the night, Gameknight will first need to find out how monsters are being created so quickly. His quest will eventually take his army into a different dimension altogether, where an island floats ominously in the void and a deadly creature flaps its gigantic wings.

©2014 Mark Cheverton (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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Let Them Eat Dirt

5 ratings

Summary

In the 200 years since we discovered that microbes cause infectious diseases, we've battled to keep them at bay. But a recent explosion of scientific knowledge has led to undeniable evidence that early exposure to these organisms is beneficial to our children's well-being. Our current emphasis on hyper-cleanliness is taking a toll on our children's lifelong health. This engaging and important book explains how the millions of microbes that live in our bodies influence childhood development; why an imbalance in those microbes can lead to obesity, diabetes, asthma, autism, and reactions to vaccines, among other chronic conditions; and how - from conception on - parents can positively impact their own behaviors and those of their children. It describes how natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and solid foods influence children's microbiota and offers practical advice on whether to sterilize food implements for babies, the use of antibiotics, and why having pets is a good idea.

©2016 B. Brett Finlay, PhD, and Marie-Claire Arrieta, PhD (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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The Idea Factory

7 ratings

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In The Idea Factory, New York Times Magazine writer Jon Gertner reveals how Bell Labs served as an incubator for scientific innovation from the 1920s through the 1980s. In its heyday, Bell Labs boasted nearly 15,000 employees, 1200 of whom held PhDs and 13 of whom won Nobel Prizes. Thriving in a work environment that embraced new ideas, Bell Labs scientists introduced concepts that still propel many of today’s most exciting technologies.

©2012 Jon Gertner (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Jon Gertner
Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
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Red Hook

Summary

It's not the dead body - Jack Leightner has seen hundred of bodies in his tour with the NYPD. It's not the dank setting - the narrow banks along Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal. So why does the sight of the fatally stabbed young man make the detective almost faint in the canal's tangled weeds? Jack doesn't understand why he becomes obsessed with this low-priority case, why he allows it to jeopardize his career and even his life. Especially since the investigation draws him exactly where he doesn't want to go: into the heart of Red Hook. The neighborhood is Leightner's bad dream, scene of his troubled childhood and a terrible secret. The place also compels Jack's estranged son Ben, a young documentary filmmaker fascinated by its history. The Hook has been home to dockworkers and drug dealers, Al Capone and Joey Gallo, a giant public housing project, and one of the nation's greatest ports. Ben wants to find out why the once-thriving waterfront community has become a beautiful ruin - and why it has damaged his own family. In Gabriel Cohen's gripping first novel, this strange terrain is where Jack Leightner must seek his own redemption - and even, perhaps, the salvation of Red Hook itself. More than a crime story, Red Hook is a deep and sympathetic exploration of the mysteries of human nature, the curse and blessings of family, and one unforgettable place. Red Hook was a 2002 Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel.

©2001 Gabriel Cohen (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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The Vikings

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At the height of their power in the ninth and tenth centuries, the Vikings seemed invincible - conquering well-armed warriors whose ships were the ultimate in seafaring technology. From island bases near the deltas of major rivers, they used the waterways to scour the countryside, looting and burning towns, plundering merchant shipments, and stripping churches and monasteries of their gold, silver, and jeweled treasures. The Norsemen eventually penetrated all of England and Scotland, founded cities in Ireland, gained a powerful province in France, controlled Frisia and the modern Netherlands, and raided lands around Spain, passing into the Mediterranean to attack Italy and North Africa. They established the first Russian kingdom, challenged Constantinople, and provided a personal guard for the Byzantine emperor. They settled Iceland, where they developed Europe's first republic; founded two colonies on Greenland; and explored parts of North America five centuries before Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas. Then, like the abrupt end of a summer thunderstorm, their adventures ceased.

©2015 American Heritage (P)2017 HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Category: History, World
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Eat, Sleep, Innovate

Summary

Leaders have experimented with open innovation programs, corporate accelerators, venture capital arms, skunkworks, and innovation contests. They've trekked to Silicon Valley, Shenzhen, and Tel Aviv to learn from today's hottest, most successful tech companies. Yet most would admit they've failed to create truly innovative cultures. There's a better way - and it all starts with the power of habit. In Eat, Sleep, Innovate, innovation expert Scott Anthony and his impressive team of coauthors use groundbreaking research in behavioral science to provide a first-of-its-kind playbook for empowering individuals and teams to be their most curious and creative - every single day. Throughout the book, the authors reveal dozens of hacks and habits they've collected from workplaces across the globe that will unleash the natural innovator inside everyone. In addition to case studies of "normal organizations doing extraordinary things", they provide listeners with the tools to create their own hacks and habits, which they can then use to build and sustain their own models of a culture of innovation. Fun, lively, and utterly unique, Eat, Sleep, Innovate is the book you need to make innovation a natural and habitual act within your team or organization.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Scott D. Anthony, Paul Cobban, Natalie Painchaud, and Andy Parker (P)2020 Gildan Media

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Walking in the Garden of Souls

Summary

For 27 years, George Anderson, widely considered the world's greatest living medium, has listened to those on the other side, gaining a unique awareness of what those souls want his millions of believers to know, to understand, and to accept. Now Anderson shares this wisdom - and offers an incomparable perspective on the questions faced in day-to-day life.

©2001 George Anderson and Andrew Barone (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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Balls: The Life of Eddie Trascher, Gentleman Gangster

Summary

Eddie Trascher was a gentleman gangster, but he never wanted to be part of the mob. For 50 years, from the pre-Castro Havana casinos to Los Angeles, Trascher stole from mob-owned casinos, scammed gangsters, and was one of the top bookies in the country. He capped his career as a confidential informant for Florida law enforcement and was the source for getting inside the Trafficante Mafia family. Balls is written by Scott Dietche and Ken Sanz. Sanz is a former Florida Department of Law enforcement special agent, and was Eddie's handler and friend for over 20 years.

©2009 Ken Sanz and Edward J. Trascher, first Skyhorse Publishing edition 2015 (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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The Monopolists

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The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins. Most think it was invented by an unemployed Pennsylvanian who sold his game to Parker Brothers during the Great Depression in 1935 and lived happily - and richly - ever after. That story, however, is not exactly true. Ralph Anspach, a professor fighting to sell his Anti-Monopoly board game decades later, unearthed the real story, which traces back to Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and a forgotten feminist named Lizzie Magie who invented her nearly identical Landlord's Game more than 30 years before Parker Brothers sold their version of Monopoly. Her game - underpinned by morals that were the exact opposite of what Monopoly represents today - was embraced by a constellation of left-wingers from the Progressive Era through the Great Depression, including members of Franklin Roosevelt's famed Brain Trust. A fascinating social history of corporate greed that illuminates the cutthroat nature of American business over the last century, The Monopolists reads like the best detective fiction, told through Monopoly's real-life winners and losers.

©2015 Mary Pilon (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Mary Pilon
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Life on Mars

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Does life exist on Mars? The question has captivated humans for centuries, but today it has taken on new urgency. NASA plans to send astronauts to Mars orbit by the 2030s. SpaceX wants to go by 2024, while Mars One wants to land a permanent settlement there in 2032. As we gear up for missions like these, we have a responsibility to think deeply about what kinds of life may already inhabit the planet - and whether we have the right to invite ourselves in. David Weintraub tells why, of all the celestial bodies in our solar system, Mars has beckoned to us the most. He traces how our ideas about life on Mars have been refined by landers and rovers, terrestrial and Mars-orbiting telescopes, spectroscopy, and even a Martian meteorite. He explores how finding DNA-based life on the Red Planet could offer clues about our distant evolutionary past, and grapples with the profound moral and ethical questions confronting us as we prepare to introduce an unpredictable new life form - ourselves - into the Martian biosphere.

©2018 Princeton University Press (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Stronger After Stroke, Third Edition

3 ratings

Summary

Now in its third edition, Stronger After Stroke gives the power of recovery to the listeners by providing simple-to-follow instructions for reaching the highest possible level of recovery. The audiobook's neuroplastic recovery model stresses repetition of task-specific practice, proper scheduling of practice, setting goals, and measuring progress to achieve optimal results. Researcher Peter G. Levine breaks down the science and gives survivors evidence-based tools to retrain the brain and take charge of recovery.   Stronger After Stroke introduces listeners to leading-edge stroke recovery information while simplifying the process to attain specific benchmarks. Also included is a sample recovery schedule, a helpful glossary of frequently used stroke recovery terms, and a list of resources for listeners to research emerging stroke recovery options.   The new third edition of Stronger After Stroke features:   Complete update of all chapters to reflect new knowledge about maximizing recovery   The latest research insights applied to individual recovery programs   Steps to cope with challenges at each stage of recovery and achieve success   Strategies to save time and money   New chapters on using electrical stimulation, reducing post-stroke pain, and understanding spasticity

©2018 Peter G. Levine (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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The Real Boy

1 rating

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On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy. The city is called Asteri, a perfect city saved by the magic woven into its walls when a devastating plague swept through the world years before. The forest is called the Barrow, a vast wood of ancient trees that encircles the city and feeds the Earth with magic. And the boy is called Oscar, a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the Barrow, who spends his days in the dark cellar of his master's shop grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island. Oscar's world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it. But it's been a long time since anyone who could call himself a wizard walked the world, and now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill; something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the trees will keep his island safe. Now, even magic may not be enough to save it. Anne Ursu has written an unforgettable story of transformation and belonging - a spellbinding tale of the way in which the power we all wield, great and small, lies in the choices we make.

©2013 Anne Ursu (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Anne Ursu
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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The Ninth Step

Summary

Brooklyn South homicide detective Jack Leightner is at home enjoying a quiet day off when a stranger appears at his door and completely overturns his understanding of his own past. The following day, what looks like a mundane killing in a Brooklyn deli takes a bizarre turn when a crew of Homeland Security agents suddenly show up wearing anti-radiation gear. Soon Jack is embroiled in two dangerous and far-reaching investigations: a hunt for the Pakistani-American deli killer, who may be a member of a terrorist cell planning a new attack on New York, and an inquiry into his own family’s history on the Mafia-dominated waterfront of Red Hook in the 1960s. At the same time, Jack is trying to figure out if he can forgive his former love Michelle. Throw in a couple of incredible (and true stories) that transport the reader to the Gulf of Aden in the age of modern pirates and to New York Harbor back in 1943, and you have the ingredients for a fascinating and thrilling new crime novel from Edgar Award finalist Gabriel Cohen.

©2010 Gabriel Cohen (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek

Summary

Once again, the Widows of Butternut Creek are determined to find a bride for Pastor Adam. This time, their candidate is as gun shy as the pastor! A traumatic experience as a college freshman has left Gussie Milton "once bitten, twice shy." Although she'd like a relationship, she's frightened, so she's thrown herself into caring for her aging parents, her photography business, and her church. In the eyes of Miss Birdie and her friend Mercedes, aka "the Widows," Gussie would make their young pastor the perfect wife. And though the attraction proves mutual, first Gussie's past and then the pastor's hopes for the future threaten to keep them apart. Can the Widows' meddling be the catalyst that changes the couple's lives forever?

©2012 Jane Myers Perrine (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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How Humans Learn

Summary

Even on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning. The result is a story that ranges from investigations of the evolutionary record to studies of infants discovering the world for the first time, and from a look into how our brains respond to fear to a reckoning with the importance of gestures and language. Joshua R. Eyler identifies five broad themes running through recent scientific inquiry - curiosity, sociality, emotion, authenticity, and failure - devoting a chapter to each and providing practical takeaways for busy teachers. He also interviews and observes college instructors across the country, placing theoretical insight in dialogue with classroom experience.

©2018 West Virginia University Press (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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How Successful People Grow

3 ratings

Summary

Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over 50 years, and here, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches… The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself The Law of Modeling: It's Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow The Law of the Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You are and Where You Could Be The Law of Contribution: Developing Yourself Enables You to Develop Others This compact audiobook will help listeners become lifelong learners whose potential keeps increasing and never gets "used up."

©2014 John C. Maxwell (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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A General Theory of Love

5 ratings

Summary

This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. A General Theory of Love demonstrates that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child's developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy.

©2000 T. Lewis, F. Amini, and R. Lannon (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Hold Me Closer Necromancer

2 ratings

Summary

The riveting debut work from celebrated newcomer Lish McBride, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer drops a seemingly average boy into the adventure of a lifetime. Sam can’t complain about much, even if his job isn’t the most glamorous one around. But his world gets a whole lot more complicated when he crosses paths with Douglas, a necromancer who gets paid to raise the dead. Douglas thinks Sam might have the right touch for necromancing, and when this turns out to be all too true, Sam faces unimaginable dangers.

©2010 Lish McBride (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Author: Lish McBride
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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X-15 Diary

Summary

Built of titanium and a chrome-nickel alloy known as Inconel X, the X-15 was the fastest plane ever built, streaking through the lower reaches of outer space even before the first space capsules reached orbit. First tested in 1959, the X-15 proved to be a crucial testing ground for the astronauts and hardware in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and even the Space Shuttle programs. Celebrated reporter Richard Tregaskis spent time with the pilots, engineers, and other key personnel involved in the project. We learn of the years of planning and design, devastating onboard explosions, exhilarating triumphs, and, above all, the personal and professional sacrifices that paved the way for the enduring legacy of the blisteringly fast X-15 rocket plane.

©2004 Richard Tregaskis (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Diabetes Burnout

1 rating

Summary

Living with diabetes is hard. It's easy to get discouraged, frustrated, and burned out. Here's an author who understands the emotional roller coaster and gives you the tools you need to keep from being overwhelmed, addressing such issues as dealing with friends and family and how you can better handle the stress for better health. Created with compassion and a sprinkle of humor.

©1999 The American Diabetes Association, Inc. (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Neptune Avenue

Summary

In this third novel in Gabriel Cohen’s Edgar Award-nominated Jack Leightner crime series, the Brooklyn homicide detective investigates the serial killing of prostitutes in Crown Heights and the murder of a friend who ran afoul of Russian gangsters in Brighton Beach. Jack Leightner’s new partner is a rookie homicide detective, scared by death but ready to learn. His first case is a gruesome one: a strangled prostitute, hung from her neck in an imitation of suicide and left to fester for days in the summer heat. Nearly overcome, the rookie asks Leightner how he keeps himself from getting emotionally involved with the victims. If we got emotional or took it personally, says Leightner, "there’s no way we could do the job." But when an old Russian friend in Brighton Beach is murdered, Leightner takes it very personally. Organized crime is stifling this old-world enclave, and his friend made the mistake of getting in the way. Just as dangerous as these thugs is Leightner’s attraction to his friend’s widow, the beautiful Eugenia, whose temptations may make Jack break his cardinal rule about not getting personally involved.

©2009 Gabriel Cohen (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Well-Behaved Child

Summary

Are tantrums and conflicts ruling your day? If time-outs have quit working and you find yourself at wit's end, giving in to your kids' demands just to have a moment of peace, know there is hope!   In The Well-Behaved Child, beloved psychologist John Rosemond shares his seven essential tools for raising a child who pays attention and obeys. Once you learn how to use his proven, user-friendly techniques, you'll have everything you need to deal effectively with a wide range of discipline problems in children ages three to thirteen, what John terms "The Decade of Discipline". This clear, step-by-step program includes:   Seven Fundamentals of Effective Discipline   Seven Discipline Tools You Can't Do Without   Seven Top Behavior Problems of All Time-Solved!   Seven Tales of the Strange and Unexpected   You can raise well-behaved children! In this entertaining "workshop in a book", John shows parents how to use the C-words of commanding communication, compelling consequences, and confirming consistency to create a well-behaved child and a family in which peace replaces hassles. It's not complicated at all, and the best part is, it really works!

©2009 John Rosemond (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Obama

Summary

Barack Obama arrived in Washington in 2008 symbolizing the political change he promised on the campaign trail during his historic presidential victory. But in many ways, Washington changed Obama more than Obama changed Washington. This is the story of how the idealist of the 2008 campaign evolved into a hard-nosed pragmatist, shelving his promise of a new kind of politics to fight increasingly partisan budget battles and run a bare-knuckles re-election campaign. Through a series of articles and photographs published by The Washington Post, this audiobook outlines the change in his political personality during his four years in office, and describes his engagement with some of the most challenging issues he confronted during his time in office - and what his approach may mean for a second term should he win in November.

©2012 The Washington Post (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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The Nightmare Room

2 ratings

Summary

New York audiobook narrator Peter Larson and his wife Hannah head to his hometown of Maple City to help Peter's ailing father and to put a recent tragedy behind them. Though the small, Midwestern town seems like the idyllic place to start afresh, Peter and Hannah will soon learn that evil currents flow beneath its surface.  They move into an old farmhouse on the outskirts of town - a house purchased by Peter's father at auction and kept secret until now - and start to settle into their new life. But as Peter sets up his recording studio in a small basement room, disturbing things begin to occur - mysterious voices haunt audio tracks, malevolent shadows creep about the house. And when an insidious presence emerges from the woodwork, Peter must face old demons in order to save his family and himself.

©2018 Chris Sorensen (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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George Anderson's Lessons from the Light

1 rating

Summary

George Anderson - the world's premier medium - offers a personal, first-hand glimpse of the Other Side and brings a message of hope and love for all, based on the illuminating lessons of his life's work.  In his years working with bereaved families to communicate with lost loved ones, George Anderson has earned an international reputation for his astonishing abilities. Now, for the first time, Anderson offers a vivid and intimate account of his spiritual communications. He explains what it's like to be a psychic, what he experiences, and what it means.  He directly answers the many questions most commonly asked of him. He also shares moving, inspirational, and reassuring readings that illuminate the meaning of life, the reality of the afterlife, the importance of spirituality, and our bond to the souls in the hereafter. They are messages that not only enlighten us about what awaits, but also teach us how to fulfill our significant roles here on earth and in life. They are messages of hope and love as extraordinarily beautiful as they are eternal.

©1999 George Anderson and Andrew Barone (P)2019 Tantor

Available on Audible
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Driving Innovation from Within

Summary

Conventional business wisdom tells us that entrepreneurs are society's main source of innovation. Young founders leave college with a big idea, get to work in a garage, and build something that changes the world. Typical corporate employees, strangled by slow-moving bureaucracy, are blocked from making transformative discoveries. In Driving Innovation from Within, strategist and advisor Kaihan Krippendorff disproves one of today's biggest business myths to highlight lessons for innovators and leaders. He reveals how many of the modern world's most impactful creations were invented by passionate employee innovators. If it were left up to go-it-alone entrepreneurs, we would not have mobile phones, personal computers, or email.  Distilling more than 150 interviews with internal innovators and leading experts along with insights from the latest research and today's most successful companies, from Tencent and Amazon to Mastercard and Starbucks, Krippendorff lays out a step-by-step playbook to unlock innovation from the inside. He maps the barriers that frustrate efforts to disrupt from within and provides tools to remove them, detailing how visionary leaders can create islands of freedom inside an organization to activate existing employees' potential and beat startups at their own game.

©2019 Kaihan Krippendorff (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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The Big Pivot

Summary

We live in a fundamentally changed world. It's time for your approach to strategy to change, too. The evidence is all around us. Extreme weather, driven by climate change, is shattering records all over the planet. Our natural resources are in greater demand than ever before as a billion more people enter the global middle class, wanting more of everything. Radical transparency is opening up company operations and supply chains to public scrutiny. This is not some futuristic scenario or model to debate but today's reality. We've passed an economic tipping point. A weakening of the foundations of our planetary infrastructure is costing businesses dearly and putting our society at risk. The mega challenges of climate change, scarcity, and radical transparency threaten our ability to run an expanding global economy and are profoundly changing "business as usual". But they also offer unprecedented opportunities: multitrillion-dollar markets are in play, and the winners of this new game will profit mightily. According to Andrew Winston, best-selling author (Green to Gold) and globally recognized business strategist, the way companies currently operate will not allow them to keep up with the current - and future - rate of change. They need to make the big pivot. In this indispensable new book, Winston provides 10 crucial strategies for leaders and companies ready to move boldly forward and win in this new reality. With concrete advice and tactics and new stories from companies like British Telecom, Diageo, Dow, Ford, Nike, Unilever, Walmart, and many others, The Big Pivot will help you, and all of us, create more resilient businesses and a more prosperous world. This book is the blueprint to get you started.

©2014 Andrew S. Winston (P)2016 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Lord of the Rose

3 ratings

Summary

First in an all-new trilogy from long-time Dragonlance author Douglas Niles. This title kicks off a key new Dragonlance trilogy from popular Dragonlance author Douglas Niles. This series will explore the post-war era in Solamnia, a central region of the Dragonlance world, continuing key story elements from the New York Times best-selling War of Souls series. Douglas Niles is the author of over 20 fantasy novels, many of which were published with Wizards of the Coast, Inc. He is also an award-winning roleplaying game designer who was part of the original creation team for the Dragonlance setting two decades ago. His most recent books in the Dragonlance world include Wizards’ Conclave and the Icewall Trilogy.

©2005 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Bats at the Beach

Summary

The New York Times best seller Bats at the Beach flows from the gifted pen of award-winning author and illustrator Brian Lies. What could be better than a fun day at the beach with your loved ones? How about if it’s nighttime and your family members are furry, friendly bats? This charming book of rhymes is sure to become a children’s favorite.

©2006 Brian Lies (P)2009 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Brian Lies
Length: 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Four Seconds

Summary

Peter Bregman, author of the Wall Street Journal best-seller 18 Minutes, offers strategies to replace energy-wasting, counter-productive habits that commonly derail us with truly effective ones. The things we want most - peace of mind, fulfilling relationships, to do well at work - are surprisingly straightforward to realize. But too often our best efforts to attain them are built on destructive habits that sabotage us. In Four Seconds, Peter Bregman shows us how to replace negative patterns with energy boosting and productive behaviors. To thrive in our fast-paced world all it takes is to pause for as few as four seconds - the length of a deep breath - allowing us to make intentional and tactical choices that lead to better outcomes. Four Seconds reveals: Why listening - not arguing - is the best strategy for changing someone's mind Why setting goals can actually harm performance How to use strategic disengagement to recover focus and willpower How taking responsibility for someone else's failure can actually help your team Practical and insightful, Four Seconds provides simple solutions to create the results you want without the stress.

©2015 Peter Bregman (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Bats at the Ballgame

Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of Bats at the Beach, Brian Lies crafts heartwarming tales that allow young listeners’ imaginations to soar. With infectious rhymes, Lies also packs lots of laughs into his stories about a group of young bats who are always looking for fun. Here, the crew takes to the diamond for an exciting game of baseball. It’s time for the bat all-star game, and our loveable heroes are ready to cheer on their favorite players. The grass is mowed and the scoreboard is lit up, so grab a mothdog, your best mitt, and a bat - the wooden kind - and join the gang at the ballpark for an unforgettable night of strikeouts and home runs.

©2010 Brian Lies (P)2010 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Brian Lies
Length: 6 mins
Available on Audible
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JumpStart Your Growth

Summary

John C. Maxwell helps listeners maximize their potential with this 90-day guide based on his number-one New York Times best seller, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. Named Inc. magazine's number-one most popular leadership expert in 2014, Maxwell delivers daily inspiration and practical advice for bringing out your best, personally and professionally, one day at a time. Listeners can engage every day with succinct lessons, stimulating questions, and inspiring quotes. Inspiring and convenient, this portable, interactive growth tool gives listeners everything they need to improve self-knowledge, gain confidence, and lead more satisfying lives in three short months.

©2015 John C. Maxwell (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 3 hrs
Available on Audible
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Great Adaptations

1 rating

Summary

From star-nosed moles that have super-sensing snouts to electric eels that paralyze their prey, animals possess unique and extraordinary abilities. In Great Adaptations, Kenneth Catania presents an entertaining and engaging look at some of nature's most remarkable creatures. Telling the story of his biological detective work, Catania sheds light on the mysteries behind the behaviors of tentacled snakes, tiny shrews, zombie-making wasps, and more. He shows not only how studying these animals can provide deep insights into how life evolved, but also how scientific discovery can be filled with adventure and fun. Beginning with the star-nosed mole, Catania reveals what the creature's nasal star is actually for and what this tells us about how brains work. He explores how the deceptive hunting strategy of tentacled snakes leads prey straight to their mouths, how eels use electricity to control other animals, and why emerald jewel wasps make zombies out of cockroaches. He also solves the enigma of worm grunting - a traditional technique in which earthworms are enticed out of the ground - by teaming up with professional worm grunters. Catania demonstrates the merits of approaching science with an open mind, considers the role played by citizen scientists, and illustrates that most animals have incredible, hidden abilities that defy our imagination.

©2020 Princeton University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Torn

1 rating

Summary

Critically acclaimed author Margaret Peterson Haddix’s fourth tale from her popular Missing series finds Jonah and Katherine hurtled through time to 1611. Landing aboard Henry Hudson’s ship in James Bay just before a mutiny, Jonah and Katherine struggle to survive brutal weather conditions. They also realize something is wrong. A crucial person has vanished, and the history they remember is drastically different from what they’re experiencing. Will this new version of history replace the real past?

©2011 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Cyber Shot

Summary

When a series of events bring Chad Hunter and hot Agency super spy Sirena back together again, the action gets ramped up immediately. Chad has been hired by the Defense Department to develop a new weapon system based on the Hypershot rail gun system, with a scheduled test looming from a remote site on a volcano in Ecuador. While attending a United Nations World Conference on International Telecommunications in Brazil, Chad runs into Sirena. After a terrorist group bombs the hotel, killing a number of diplomats, and almost killing Chad and Sirena, the two of them join forces to discover who was behind the bombing. Did the bombing have anything to do with Chad’s weapons test? Eventually, Sirena must choose between her allegiance with the Agency and her friendship with Chad, while both run for their lives from the remote Ecuadorian forest to the steamy shores of Columbia, fighting a brutal force of hired killers, government agents, and a cabal of bureaucratic numbskulls determined to bring them both down.

©2013 Trevor Scott (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Trevor Scott
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Where the Ghosts Are

Summary

Paranormal researcher Hans Holzer documents more than 50 locations where he has personally investigated ghosts, often with the assistance of a psychic. Complete with details about each spectral phenomenon as well as the stories of the ghosts themselves, this book tells who they were and why they are found in each location. Where the Ghosts Are allows you to visit such fascinating sites as: America's most haunted house, the California Whaley House The ghosts in New Jersey's "Spy House" The ghosts at the Octagon in Washington, DC Toronto's haunted nightclub The haunted frigate US Constellation in Baltimore Harbor The ghosts at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery in New York City The ghosts of Longleat Palace, Bath, England  And many more

©1995 Aspera Ad Astera Inc. (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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1,001 Ways to Engage Employees

Summary

Employee engagement has been consistently cited as a top and growing priority by CEOs, managers, and human resources leaders across the country. This new title from best-selling author Dr. Bob Nelson will help move any organization from just measuring the need to engage employees to actually changing management behaviors that will lead to a stronger culture of engagement. Your organization will become more effective at both attracting and retaining talent and maximizing the contribution of your employees.   1,001 Ways to Engage Employees: categorizes specific research-based factors proven to impact employee engagement; cites hundreds of examples of what other companies are doing to enhance employee-engagement ideas you can use right now; offers practical insights and advice from hundreds of clients Dr. Bob has worked with; highlights the key research on employee engagement you need to know and use; is the only resource on the market that guarantees behavioral change on the part of your leaders that will deliver desired results.   Employees are your company's most important asset. Attracting the best, getting them to do their best work, and keeping them in the organization are critical to your company's success. 1,001 Ways to Engage Employees gives you all the powerful tools you need.

©2018 Dr. Bob Nelson (P)2018 Gildan Media

Available on Audible
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JumpStart Your Thinking

1 rating

Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shares the secrets to success in this 90-day guide, based on his book Thinking for a Change. Maxwell provides the wisdom and inspiration you need to become a better thinker and achieve your dreams by mastering the 11 types of successful thinking, including: Big-Picture Thinking - seeing the world beyond your own needs and how that leads to great ideas; Focused Thinking - removing mental clutter and distractions to realize your full potential; Creative Thinking - thinking in unique ways and making breakthroughs; Shared Thinking - working with others to compound results; and Reflective Thinking - looking at the past to gain a better understanding of the future. Filled with inspiring quotes, engaging lessons, and stimulating questions, over the course of three short months you'll make daily strides toward more effective thinking while tracking your progress in this portable volume.

©2015 John C. Maxwell (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Risked

Summary

Jonah and Katherine journey to 1918 with the Romanov children in the sixth tale of the New York Times best-selling The Missing series. It's a paradox: When Jonah and Katherine find themselves on a mission to return Alexei and Anastasia Romanov to history and then save them from the Russian Revolution, they are at a loss. Because, in their own time, the bones of Alexei and Anastasia have been positively identified through DNA testing. What hope do they have of saving Alexis and Anastasia's lives when the twenty-first century has proof of their deaths?

©2013 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Redeemed

1 rating

Summary

Jonah's new twin must time travel and face off against his siblings' worst enemy in order to save the future - and his family - in the eighth and final book of the New York Times best-selling The Missing series, which Kirkus Reviews calls "plenty of fun and great for history teachers as well". After traveling through history multiple times and finding out his original identity, Jonah thought he'd fixed everything. But some of his actions left unexpected consequences. His parents - and many other adults - are still stuck as teenagers. And now Jonah has a new sibling, an identical twin brother named Jordan. As odd as all this is for Jonah, it's beyond confusing for Jordan. How does everyone in his family have memories of Jonah when he doesn't? How can his annoying kid sister, Katherine, speak so expertly about time travel - and have people from the future treating her with respect? A few rash moves by Jordan send them all into the future - and into danger. What if he's also the only one who can get them back to safety once and for all?

©2015 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Data Science

Summary

It has never been easier for organizations to gather, store, and process data. Use of data science is driven by the rise of big data and social media, the development of high-performance computing, and the emergence of such powerful methods for data analysis and modeling as deep learning. Data science encompasses a set of principles, problem definitions, algorithms, and processes for extracting non-obvious and useful patterns from large datasets. It is closely related to the fields of data mining and machine learning, but broader in scope. This book offers a brief history of the field, introduces fundamental data concepts, and describes the stages in a data science project. It considers data infrastructure and the challenges posed by integrating data from multiple sources, introduces the basics of machine learning, and discusses how to link machine learning expertise with real-world problems. The book also reviews ethical and legal issues, developments in data regulation, and computational approaches to preserving privacy. Finally, it considers the future impact of data science and offers principles for success in data science projects.

©2018 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (P)2018 Gildan Media

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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You CAN Stop Stupid

Summary

Around the world, users cost organizations billions of dollars due to simple errors and malicious actions. They believe that there is some deficiency in the users. In response, organizations believe that they have to improve their awareness efforts and make more secure users. This is like saying that coal mines should get healthier canaries. The reality is that it takes a multilayered approach that acknowledges that users will inevitably make mistakes or have malicious intent, and the failure is in not planning for that. It takes a holistic approach to assessing risk combined with technical defenses and countermeasures layered with a security culture and continuous improvement. Only with this kind of defense in depth can organizations hope to prevent the worst of the cybersecurity breaches and other user-initiated losses. Using lessons from tested and proven disciplines like military kill-chain analysis, counterterrorism analysis, industrial safety programs, and more, Ira Winkler and Dr. Tracy Celaya's You CAN Stop Stupid provides a methodology to analyze potential losses and determine appropriate countermeasures to implement.  Business technology and security professionals will benefit from the information provided by these two well-known and influential cybersecurity speakers and experts.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2021 Gildan Media

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Labyrinth of Worlds

Summary

Labyrinth of Worlds, Star Requiem, Book 4 The epic adventure reaches its zenith, as humankind fights for its very existence. The fearsome armies of the Csendook, sworn destroyers of the human race, have discovered their hidden sanctuary, all but guaranteeing their victory. With the final confrontation at last at hand, the renegade hero Ussemitus struggles to unite humans and the warriors of Innasmorn. But in the face of impending doom, the corrupt master of Man's last citadel seeks to harness the dark and elemental powers of the planet called Mother of Storms in his attempt to win back an empire. All realize that so much more is at stake, with the impending devastation that threatens to unravel the fabric of many worlds.

©1990 Adrian Cole, This edition published in 2014 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Adrian Cole
Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Science and Human Behavior

1 rating

Summary

The psychology classic - a detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled - from one of the most influential behaviorists of the 20th century and the author of Walden Two.

©2014 The B. F. Skinner Foundation (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Healing the New Childhood Epidemics

Summary

Leading medical innovator Kenneth Bock, MD, has helped change the lives of more than 1,000 children, and in this important book he offers help to children everywhere. This is the book that finally puts hope within reach. Doctors have generally overlooked the connections among the 4-A disorders, despite their concurrent rise and the presence of many medical clues. For years the medical establishment has considered autism medically untreatable and utterly incurable, and has limited ADHD treatment mainly to symptom suppression. Dr. Bock and his colleagues, however, have discovered a solution - one that goes to the root of the problem. They have found that deadly modern toxins, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic imbalances, genetic vulnerabilities and assaults on the immune and gastrointestinal systems trigger most of the symptoms of the 4-A disorders, resulting in frequent misdiagnosis and untold misery. Dr. Bock's remarkable Healing Program, drawing on medical research and based on years of clinical success, offers a safe, sensible solution that is individualized to each child to help remedy these root causes.

©2007 Kenneth Bock, MD, and Cameron Stauth (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
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The Gods in Anger

Summary

Omara is on the brink of war as the terrible forces of Anakhizer gather in the west. Against their assembled might, Simon Wargallow and a handful of allies journey secretly into the forbidden lands, bearing the rod of power. They enter the Deepwalks, an ancient and terrifying forest, where they learn the real nature of the horrors that threaten to engulf Omara. At last they must reach the edge of their world, where they are forced to confront the ultimate evil. Do not miss the entire quartet: A Place Among the Fallen, Throne of Fools, The King of Light and Shadows, and The Gods in Anger.

©1988 Adrian Cole, This edition published in 2014 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Adrian Cole
Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
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Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies for Dummies

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Entering the world of conspiracy theories and secret societies is like stepping into a distant, parallel universe where the laws of physics have completely changed: black means white, up is down, and if you want to understand what's really going on, you need a good reference book. That's where Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies for Dummies comes in. Whether you're a skeptic or a true believer, this fascinating guide, packed with the latest information, walks you through some of the most infamous conspiracy theories - such as Area 51 and the assassination of JFK - and introduces you to such mysterious organizations as the Freemasons, the Ninjas, the Mafia, and Rosicrucians. This behind-the-curtain guide helps you separate fact from fiction and helps you the global impact of these mysterious events and groups on our modern world. Discover how to: Test a conspiracy theory Spot a sinister secret society Assess the Internet's role in fueling conspiracy theories Explore world domination schemes Evaluate 9/11 conspiracy theories Figure out who "they" are Grasp the model on which conspiracy theories are built Figure out whether what "everybody knows" is true Distinguish one assassination brotherhood from another And understand why there's no such thing as a "lone assassin"

©2008 Wiley Publishing, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
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Austin: Retribution

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Sometimes bad people just need to go down, and for whatever reason, there's usually no one else around to do it.  He just wanted to pass through town unnoticed, but vicious outlaws made his business their own and picked a fight he was desperate to avoid. The worst sin yet, they've targeted an innocent woman and her child in their schemes. Austin must now take up his gun and do what he hates but is better at than anyone else: fight without mercy, fight to the end, and win at all costs.... This audiobook is the first time we meet "the stranger", a mysterious but ruthless killer and self-appointed foe to Austin and his unspoken need to defend the helpless. We'll see him throughout the vigilante justice novels from time to time. And it's really going to set Austin off.... If you like classic shoot-'em-up Westerns, you'll love this Western tale by Clay Weston. 

©2019 Clay Weston (P)2019 Clay Weston

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Clay Weston
Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
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fMRI

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The discovery of functional MRI (fMRI) methodology in 1991 was a breakthrough in neuroscience research. This noninvasive, relatively high-speed, and high-sensitivity method of mapping human brain activity enabled observation of subtle localized changes in blood flow associated with brain activity. Thousands of scientists around the world have not only embraced fMRI as a new and powerful method that complemented their ongoing studies, but have also gone on to redirect their research around this revolutionary technique. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers an accessible introduction to the history, fundamental concepts, challenges, and controversies of fMRI, written by one of the pioneers in the field. Peter Bandettini covers the essentials of fMRI, providing insight and perspective from his nearly three decades of research. He describes other brain imaging and assessment methods; the sources of fMRI contrasts; the basic methodology, from hardware to pulse sequences; brain activation experiment design strategies; and data and image processing. A unique, stand-alone chapter addresses major controversies in the field, outlining 26 challenges that have helped shape fMRI research. Finally, Bandettini lays out the four essential pillars of fMRI: technology, methodology, interpretation, and applications.

©2020 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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Communicate with Mastery

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Develop your leadership communication. Communicating with Mastery provides listeners with a rich treasure trove of frameworks and tools for leadership communication as developed and taught over the past decade at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Designed for the business leader on the go, it provides you quick access to helpful approaches to vexing communication problems leaders face today in speaking and writing to various audiences. Projects often fail not because of the vision, but in the articulation of that vision. With the help of this audiobook, you'll learn how to ensure you get the results you desire as a leader and communicator, including: speak with conviction and write with impact; tailor your communication to any goal, setting, or audience; and scale your leadership through effective coaching. Every time you write or speak, you need to make your words count. And this audiobook shows you how.

©2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2020 Gildan Media

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Glimpses of Eternity

Summary

Dr. Raymond Moody revolutionized the way we think about death with his first book, Life After Life, first-hand accounts from people who clinically died and then returned to life. Their experiences of going through a tunnel and encountering angelic beings confirmed life after death for millions of listeners and readers. Since the publication of Life After Life, thousands of people contact Dr. Moody each year to share the unexpected things they felt, saw and heard when they were close to death...or when someone dear to them passed away.  As a result of this steady stream of material, Dr. Moody uncovered another common thread to what happens when we die. Glimpses of Eternity tells us that family and friends are often swept into the firsts moments of their loved one's journey from this life to the next. Dr. Moody calls these "shared death experiences." Glimpses of Eternity is the first book to talk about this beautiful aspect of our spiritual connections with one another. Entire families gathered for a loved one's passing all see a bright light from an unknown source. Some witness a gentle mist rising from an unknown source. Others tell of accompanying a family member halfway to heaven. A woman recounts experiencing a film-like review of her spouse's life and learning things she could never have known otherwise.  The stories in Glimpses of Eternity are at once surprising and soothing. They offer comfort and hope, and shed new light on the mysterious journey we take at life's end.

©2010 Raymond Moody Jr., MD, PhD, and Paul Perry (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
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Shadow of Ashland

Summary

Things have to be settled, or they never go away. "Only weeks before she dies in March, 1984, Leo Nolan’s mother shows her son a rose she says was just given to her by her brother, Jack, who disappeared 50 years earlier. After her death, letters from Jack begin to arrive at the family home. They are postmarked 1934. The final one is from Ashland, Kentucky. Leo heads to Ashland, to track down the source of the letters. And to find out why they are arriving now, after 50 years. Time shifts. Time runs underground, then surfaces. It is 1934, and Leo experiences the Great Depression and the ghosts of the past as no one has in 50 years, in Ashland, where dreams die and are born again.

©1996, 2014 Terence M. Green, This edition was published by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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The Wedding Planners of Butternut Creek

Summary

The ladies of Butternut Creek Christian Church known as the Widows have always taken pride in their infallible matchmaking. They've succeeded again, and having found the perfect wife for Pastor Adam, they're ready to start planning the wedding. The one problem is that Adam has yet to propose. Clearly he still needs their help. Meanwhile, Adam's sister Hannah, a doctor, has returned from work in refugee camps, exhausted from the horrors she's seen. Though physically weak, Hannah becomes animated when verbally sparring with Gabe Borden, the high school basketball coach. The Widows, however, see sparks of a different kind between them and are soon up to their matchmaking ways once again.

©2013 Jane Myers Perrine (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
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Faithful Warriors

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Written with award-winning author Steven Weingartner, Faithful Warriors chronicles Dean Ladd's experiences as a junior officer in some of the fiercest fighting of the war in the Pacific. His recollections and descriptions of life - and death - on the far-flung island battlefronts of the Pacific War are vividly rendered, augmented by the recollections of a number of the men with whom he served.   This memoir tells the story of how both Ladd and the Marine Corps came of age during history's greatest military conflict. His journey through the war is representative of many Marines in World War II: training outside of San Diego just before the war, awaiting the Japanese attack after Pearl Harbor as part of the Marine garrison on Samoa, surviving the savage fighting on Guadalcanal, resting and recuperating afterwards in New Zealand.   Ladd is at his best when he is describes exactly what he saw, heard, and smelled within the mythical 50-yard circle of his foxhole. From his narrative we learn of the bravery of men who mustered the courage to scramble down the nets for the landing craft, after facing the veteran's fatalistic fear that one's luck in surviving the next battle would surely run out and knowing the ferocity that would come.

©2009 Dean Ladd and Steven Weingartner (P)2020 Tantor

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City of Orphans

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Newbery Medal-winning author Avi has penned over 50 novels for children and young adults. His historical fiction, in particular, is often singled out for glowing praise thanks to his engaging characters and carefully researched period details. In City of Orphans, Avi transports listeners to the streets of 1893 New York City for an adventure starring young newsboy Maks Geless. Amongst the grime and filth of the streets, Maks and his new friend Willa make a stand against a gang of bullies and embark on a thrilling quest to clear Maks’ sister’s name after she is imprisoned for theft.

©2011 Avi Wortis, Inc. (P)2011 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Avi
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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The Crown and the Sword

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During the dark years after the War of Souls, chaos threatens the once-mighty empire of Solamnia. Goblins raid even fortified cities, and bandits rule great sections of the countryside. The ruling dukes, lords, and knights bicker and backstab. Through this chaos, James Markham, aided by his steadfast dwarven companion and a beautiful white-robed wizard, wields his flaming sword to uphold the principles on which Solamnia was founded.

©2006 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
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Show Dog

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Journalist Josh Dean tells the story of a lovable Australian Shepherd, Jack, on his novice tour through the exciting world of professional dog showing, following Jack from his first competitions in local school gymnasiums all the way to the great granddaddy of them all, the Westminster Dog Show. A veteran journalist, Dean shines a warm, steady light on the trials that Jack and his plucky, dedicated owners come to face, and uses their story to explore the larger histories of dog shows themselves; the fascinating and sometimes bizarre history of purebred dogs; and our complex, heartfelt relationships to the pets we grow to love. For dog lovers, fans of Marley & Me, Merle's Door, and Oogy, and fans of Best in Show, Dean's Show Dog is an irresistible instant classic.

©2012 Josh Dean (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Josh Dean
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
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The Graving Dock

Summary

A floating coffin draws Brooklyn homicide detective Jack Leightner into a murder investigation in hidden parts of New York Harbor and the old Brooklyn Navy Yard in this second novel in Edgar Award nominee Gabriel Cohen’s acclaimed crime series.At a bed and breakfast in upstate New York, Brooklyn homicide detective Jack Leightner is doing his best to propose to his girlfriend. When the hotel staff loses the engagement ring, romance is put on hold and Leightner returns to Brooklyn to tangle once more with death. A boy has been found floating by the Red Hook pier in a handmade coffin that suggests a burial at sea. But when a second victim turns up, Leightner senses a vile pattern.The last time he worked Red Hook, the old waterfront was a ghost town. Now, gentrification is reshaping the quiet cobblestoned streets, with big-box stores and condos being built where longshoremen once lived, worked, loved, and died. But even in this shiny new Brooklyn, Leightner knows, there are corners where darkness reigns.

©2007 Gabriel Cohen (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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Learning from the Giants

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If you could spend a few minutes with the giants of faith in the Old Testament in person, what lessons would they share with you? In Learning from the Giants, John C. Maxwell draws on 50 years of studying the Bible to share the stories of Elijah, Elisha, Job, Jacob, Deborah, Isaiah, Jonah, Joshua and Daniel. These people fought and won epic battles, served kings, and endured great hardships for God to come out on the other side transformed through His grace. Through them Maxwell explores timeless lessons we can learn about leadership, ourselves, and our relationship with God.

©2014 John C. Maxwell (P)2014 Hachette

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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Library Mouse

Summary

Acclaimed author and illustrator of over 30 children’s books, Daniel Kirk delights kids with his fun-filled tales. The first in a new series, Library Mouse tells the story of Sam, a young mouse who lives in a hole in the library and comes out at night to write stories. His books are soon found by a puzzled librarian, who leaves a note inviting the mystery writer to Meet the Author Day. At first Sam isn’t sure what to do, but his ingenious solution is sure to be a real winner. This rousing tale will leave kids itching to write their own stories.

©2007 Daniel Kirk (P)2009 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Daniel Kirk
Length: 9 mins
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A Witness to Life

Summary

On a streetcar, on Christmas Day, 1950, clutching the chrome rail in front of him, Martin Radey looks at the woman seated beside him, a stranger, and utters his last words: "I can't breathe." Like millions, billions before him, it is his turn to die. But death is not what he expected. The journey has only begun. From 1880 to 1950, time happens to the world around him, not to memory, because memory, he discovers, is beyond time, traveling forward with him, shaping the earth, the sky, the heart.

©1999, 2014 Terence M. Green, This edition was published by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
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Achieving Excellence in Fundraising

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Achieving Excellence in Fundraising is the go-to reference for fundraising principles, concepts, and techniques. With comprehensive guidance toward the fundraising role, this audiobook reflects the latest advances in fundraising knowledge. Coverage includes evolving technologies, the importance of high net-worth donors, global fundraising perspectives, results analysis and performance evaluation, accountability, and credentialing, with contributions from noted experts in the field. You'll gain essential insight into the practice of fundraising and the fundraising cycle. With contributions from members of The Fund Raising School and the faculty of Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, this new edition includes detailed guidance on nonprofit accounting practices as defined by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, rounding out the complete, thorough coverage of the fundraising profession. Designed to provide both theory and practical knowledge, this audiobook is an all-in-one resource for anyone who performs fundraising duties.

©2016 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Gildan Media

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St. Patrick's Bed

Summary

"There's a line drawn across your life. You cross the line forever." When Leo Nolan's father dies in 1995, his stepson, Adam, now twenty-one, finally asks the question that he has never asked, the question he could never ask. He asks it simply. "Is my father alive?" St. Patrick's Bed, the sequel to the highly acclaimed, World Fantasy Award finalists Shadow of Ashland and A Witness to Life, revisits Leo's family, eleven years after the momentous visit to Ashland, Kentucky. Thus begins this new odyssey to Dayton, Ohio, to the past, accompanied by family ghosts and the hard truths of the present. Leo's quest is both simple and complex: the need in the human heart for redemption, resolution and homecoming.

©2001, 2014 Terence M. Green, This edition was published by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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The Motivation Toolkit

Summary

Getting your employees to do their best work has never been easy. But it is a particular challenge for knowledge workers, who must attend to many different tasks and whose to-do list is often ambiguous, requiring outside-the-box thinking. Lists of dos and don'ts are rarely effective. Instead, your best bet is to align their interests with your own - the heart of motivation - and set them free to use their own drive and creativity on their, and your, behalf.  But how do you align their interests with your own? How do you avoid incentive schemes that warp priorities, encourage perfunctory and sloppy work, or cause unethical behavior?  In The Motivation Toolkit, economist and management expert David Kreps offers a variety of tools, drawn from the disciplines of economics and social psychology, that you can adapt to your specific situation to achieve better motivation. This starts with understanding both the economic and social relationship your employees have with their work, their jobs, and your organization, then using that understanding to find economic or psychological motivators that will work.

©2018 David M. Kreps (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: David Kreps
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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The Wisest One in the Room

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Summary

Renowned psychologists describe the most useful insights from social psychology that can help make you "wise" - wise about why people behave the way they do, and wise about how to use that knowledge in understanding and influencing the people in your life. When faced with a challenge, we often turn to those we trust for words of wisdom. Friends, relatives, and colleagues - someone with the best advice about how to boost sales, the most useful insights into raising children, or the sharpest take on an ongoing conflict. In The Wisest One in the Room, renowned social psychologists Thomas Gilovich and Lee Ross ask, Why? What do these people know? What are the foundations of their wisdom? And, as professors and researchers who specialize in the study of human behavior, they wonder: What general principles of human psychology are they drawing on to reach these conclusions? They begin by noting that wisdom, unlike intelligence, demands some insight into people - their hopes, fears, passions, and drives. It's true for the executive running a Fortune 500 company, the candidate seeking public office, the artist trying to create work that will speak to the ages, or the single parent trying to get a child through the tumultuous adolescent years. To be wise, they maintain, one must be psych-wise.

©2015 Thomas Gilovich and Lee Ross (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Library Mouse: A Friend's Tale

Summary

In this sequel to Daniel Kirk’s Library Mouse—a Parenting magazine Book of the Year—Sam falls asleep in the library and awakens just in time to scamper out of sight. In his haste, he leaves behind his mouse-sized notebook. As a boy named Tom puzzles over the mystery of such a small book, he discovers Sam’s mouse hole. Soon Sam and Tom form an unusual partnership that would surprise others—if they only knew.

©2009 Daniel Kirk (P)2009 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Daniel Kirk
Length: 11 mins
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JumpStart Your Priorities

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In this 90-day growth guide, number-one New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell helps you prioritize your life to make each day count toward fulfilling your goals. Based on his Businessweek best seller Today Matters, John Maxwell offers his road map for success by helping you seize the present. The way you prioritize and spend your time each day impacts your ability to reach your goals. Whether you are a new leader or looking to expand on your success, this audiobook will help you focus by exploring how to maximize the potential of the most important day of your life - today. Offering inspiring quotes and lessons and thought-provoking questions over the course of three short months, this audiobook will help you learn to master the moment and set you on the path toward fulfilling your aspirations. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 John C. Maxwell (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
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Energy Systems

Summary

Modern societies require energy systems to provide energy for cooking, heating, transport, and materials processing, as well as for electricity generation.  Energy systems include the primary fuel, its conversion, and transport to the point of use. In many cases this primary fuel is still a fossil fuel, a one-use resource derived from a finite supply within our planet, causing considerable damage to the environment. After 300 years of increasing reliance on fossil fuels, particularly coal, it is becoming ever clearer that the present energy systems need to change. In this Very Short Introduction, Nick Jenkins explores our historic investment in the exploitation of fossil energy resources and their current importance, and discusses the implications of our increasing rate of energy use.  He considers the widespread acceptance by scientists and policy makers that our energy systems must reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, and looks forward to the radical changes in fuel technology that will be necessary to continue to provide energy supplies in a sustainable manner, and extend access across the developing world.

©2019 Nick Jenkins (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Nick Jenkins
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
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Revealed

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After a mysterious cameo from Charles Lindbergh, it’s up to Jonah to save his town in the seventh book of the New York Times best-selling The Missing series. It’s morning as usual at the Skidmore household - until Charles Lindbergh, the famous historical pilot, appears in their living room. Jonah can hardly believe his eyes - and then Lindbergh grabs Katherine and vanishes again. And that’s not all. Chip, Andrea, and all the other children from the plane have disappeared too. And worst of all, Jonah’s parents and all the other adults in his town have de-aged into children. Jonah is the only one left, and the only one who can save everyone. With the help of de-aged JB and Angela, he has to collect the clues. And they lead directly back to Gary and Hodge, and a terrible plot that could mean the end of everything Jonah has ever loved. Can Jonah put the pieces together before time runs out?

©2014 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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Bats at the Library

Summary

Brian Lies’ runaway hit Bats at the Beach made this talented author and illustrator a sensation with youngsters everywhere. Uh oh! A librarian has left the window open, and now it’s time for fun-loving bats of all ages to fly in for a night in the stacks. Bats at the Library is a recipient of starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Horn Book Magazine.

©2008 Brian Lies (P)2009 Recorded Books

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Brian Lies
Length: 6 mins
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Dual Transformation

Summary

Game-changing disruptions will likely unfold on your watch. Be ready. In Dual Transformation, Scott Anthony, Clark Gilbert, and Mark Johnson propose a practical and sustainable approach to one of the greatest challenges facing leaders today: transforming your business in the face of imminent disruption. Dual Transformation shows you how your company can come out of a market shift stronger and more profitable, because the threat of disruption is also the greatest opportunity a leadership team will ever face. Disruptive change opens a window of opportunity to create massive new markets. It is the moment when a market also-ran can become a market leader. It is the moment when business legacies are created. That moment starts with the core dual transformation framework: Transformation A: Repositioning today's business to maximize its resilience, such as how Adobe boldly shifted from selling packaged software to providing software as a service. Transformation B: Creating a new growth engine, such as how Amazon became the world's largest provider of cloud computing services. Capabilities link: Fighting unfairly by taking advantage of difficult-to-replicate assets without succumbing to the "sucking sound of the core." Anthony, Gilbert, and Johnson also address the characteristics leaders must embrace: courage, clarity, curiosity, and conviction. Without them, dual transformation efforts can founder. Building on lessons from diverse companies, such as Adobe, Manila Water, and Netflix, and a case study from Gilbert's firsthand experience transforming his own media and publishing company, Dual Transformation will guide executives through the journey of creating the next version of themselves, allowing them to own the future rather than be disrupted by it.

©2017 Scott D. Anthony, Clark G. Gilbert and Mark W. Johnson (P)2017 Recorded Books

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The Repo

Summary

Ex-DEA agent Jack Merchant is living out his precarious retirement on the docks of Charlestown, Massachusetts, surrounded by the revenge-minded dealers and punks he used to put away. All he's got is his sloop, LILA, but soon enough he gets a visit from the repo man. Except the repo man's a woman, Sarah Ballard. Her proposition: They've got a week to track down a rich couple who've disappeared with their yacht. Find it, and Merchant can keep his boat. The trouble is they're not the only ones looking... A dark tale with enough kinks and twists to keep you guessing to the last tick, The Repo is the first book in a series featuring Jack Merchant and Sarah Ballard.

©2003 Bill Eidson, This edition published in 2014 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Bill Eidson
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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Sabotaged

Summary

Best-selling and award-winning author Margaret Peterson Haddix delivered an instant classic when she launched her Missing series. Two books ago, a plane landed with no pilot and no adults—and a passenger load of 36 infants. Years later, teens were shocked when clues began to turn up about just what it meant to be one of “the missing.” Now young heroes Jonah and Katherine must help a girl return to the past amid a host of unexpected challenges.

©2010 Margaret Peterson Haddix (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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Software

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It was Cobb Anderson who built the "boppers" - the first robots with real brains. Now, in 2020, Cobb is just another aged "pheezer" with a bad heart, drinking and grooving on the old tunes in Florida retirement hell. His "bops" have come a long way, though, rebelling against their subjugation to set up their own society on the moon. And now they're offering creator Cobb immortality but at a stiff price: his body his soul... and his world.

©2010 Rudy Rucker (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Rudy Rucker
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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Work Disrupted

Summary

The future of work swept in sooner than expected, accelerated by COVID-19, creating an urgent need for new maps, new mindsets, new strategies - and most importantly, a trusted guide to take us on this journey. That guide is Jeff Schwartz. A founding partner of Deloitte Consulting's Future of Work practice, Schwartz brings clarity, humor, wisdom, and practical advice to the future of work, a topic surrounded by misinformation, fear, and confusion. If you're anxious about robots taking away your job in the future, you will take comfort in the realistic perspective, fact-based insights, and practical steps Schwartz offers. If you're not sure where to even begin to prepare, follow his level-headed advice and easy-to-follow action plans. If you're a business leader caught between keeping up, while also being thoughtful about the next moves, you will appreciate the playbook directed at you. Written in a conversational style by Schwartz, with Suzanne Riss, an award-winning journalist and book author, Work Disrupted offers a welcome alternative to books on the topic that lack a broad perspective or dwell on problems rather than offer solutions. Timely and insightful, the book includes the impact of COVID-19 on our present and future work. Interviews with leading thinkers on the future of work offer additional perspectives and guidance.

©2021 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2021 Gildan Media

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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Freeware

Summary

Rudy Rucker has seen the future... and it is extreme. The Godfather of cyberpunk - a mad scientist bravely meddling in the outrageous and heretical - Rucker created Bopper Robots, who rebelled against human society in his award-winning classic Software. Now, in 2953, "moldies" are the latest robotic advancement - evolved artificial lifeforms made of soft plastic and gene-tweaked molds and algae, so anatomically inventive and universally despised that their very presence on the planet has thrown the entire low-rent future into a serious tailspin. So the moon is the place to be, if you're a persecuted "moldie" or an enlightened "flesher" intent on creating a new, more utopian hybrid civilization. Of course up there, there are other intergalactic intelligences to contend with - and some not so intelligent - who have their own agendas and appetites. This is scientific fabulation at its most brazenly inventive - funny, cutting-edge, and deeply informed. No writer alive puts it all together like Rudy Rucker. Artificial life forms made of soft plastic and gene-tweaked mold and algae, moldies are evolved robots in the year 2053 - anatomically inventive and universally despised. In a sleazy, low-rent future, sexual fraternization with moldies is strictly taboo - a societal sin that is of no concern whatsoever to Randy Karl Tucker. A Kentucky boy who has seriously strayed from the Heritagist religion1s stern teachings about the evils of artificial life, Randy feels a definite something for Monique, moldie bookkeeper and maid at the Clearlight Terrace Court Motel But Monique1s sudden and inexplicable abduction from the planet - coupled with unsettling revelations about Randy1s own dubious origins - is dragging the degenerate flesher and all those around him into an ugly, conspiratorial mess... even as it pulls an unsuspecting humanity ever-closer to a stunning encounter with intergalactic intelligence.

©2010 Rudy Rucker (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Author: Rudy Rucker
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
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