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The Orenda

191 ratings

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History reveals itself when, in the 17th century, a Jesuit missionary ventures into the Canadian wilderness in search of converts - the defining moment of first contact between radically different worlds. What unfolds over the next several years is truly epic, constantly illuminating and surprising, sometimes comic, always entrancing, and ultimately all too human in its tragic grandeur. Christophe has been in the New World only a year when his native guides abandon him to flee their Iroquois pursuers. A Huron warrior and elder named Bird soon takes him prisoner, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls, whose family he has just killed, and holds them captive in his massive village. Champlain's Iron People have only recently begun trading with the Huron, who mistrust them as well as this Crow who has now trespassed on to their land; and her people, of course, have become the Huron's greatest enemy. Putting both to death would resolve the issue, but Bird sees Christophe as a potential envoy to those in New France, and Snow Falls as a replacement for his two daughters who were murdered by the Iroquois. The relationships between these three are reshaped again and again as life comes at them relentlessly: A dangerous trading mission, friendly exchanges with allied tribes, shocking victories and defeats in battle, and sicknesses the likes of which no one has ever witnessed. The Orenda traces a story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love, that comes to a head when Jesuit and Huron join together against the stupendous wrath of the Iroquois, when everything that any of them has ever known or believed faces nothing less than annihilation. A saga nearly 400 years old, it is also timeless and eternal.

©2013 Joseph Boyden (P)2014 Recorded Books

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Space Marine Conquests: Apocalypse

67 ratings

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A Space Marine Conquests novel The Word Bearers have come to despoil the Ecclesiarchy world of Almace - and it will take the Space Marines and the world's secretive leaders working together to prevent an apocalypse.... Listen to It Because: Apocalypse is all about the biggest battles, and Josh Reynolds delivers that in this tale of three Space Marine Chapters waging war, with the fate of an entire world hanging in the balance. The Story: Following the cataclysmic Great Rift, forces from the Imperial Fists, White Scars and Raven Guard mobilise to defend the cardinal world of Almace from an invasion by the twisted traitors of the Word Bearers.... Lieutenant Heyd Calder is a Primaris Marine whose mastery of warfare is matched only by his diplomatic prowess. Under the orders of Roboute Guilliman, he is deployed to Almace, a minor seat of the Ecclesiarchy, to protect the world at whatever cost. Yet even as diabolical forces leer from the system's edge, Calder discovers that the capital's Cardinal-Governor, a sharp, inscrutable figure of spiritual and material authority, is hiding something. When it becomes clear that conquest is not the enemy’s sole aim, Calder resolves to uncover the secret of Almace. As the system is set ablaze, clashes of faith, strategy and politics ensue in the capital, and it becomes clear that the forces of the Ecclesiarchy and the Adeptus Astartes must fight together if they are to have any hope of victory.

©2019 Games Workshop Limited (P)2019 Games Workshop Limited

Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
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The Case for Christ, Revised & Updated

62 ratings

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New York Times best seller! Over 5 million copies sold! Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Former atheist and Chicago Tribune journalist Lee Strobel takes an investigative look at the evidence from the fields of science, philosophy, and history. In this revised and updated bestseller, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools such as Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis, asking hard-hitting questions - and building a captivating case for Christ's divinity. Strobel asks challenging questions like: How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible?  Is Jesus who he said he was? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel's tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about history's most compelling figure. This edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics. Also available: The Case for Christ Spanish edition, kids' edition, and student edition.  Plus, be sure to check out Lee Strobel's entire collection of Case for... books:  The Case for a Creator explores the scientific evidence for God  The Case for Grace uncovers the "how" and "why" behind God's amazing grace  The Case for Faith responds to eight major objections about Christianity...and more! 

©2016 Lee Strobel (P)2016 Zondervan

Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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Crosstime

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A Desperate Search Across Parallel Worlds An orphan, Blake Walker has never really known who he was, and his strange flashes of intuition have always set him apart from those who raised him and everyone else he has known. Acting on one of those flashes, he prevented a murder. But neither the assailant nor his intended victim were from the world Walker had always known - he had stumbled onto the greatest secret of the ages.  Our Earth is only one of an infinite number of Earths, each with a slightly different history from the others, each separated from the others in a crosstime dimension. Walker was drafted into a frantic search for a madman from an advanced Earth who desires to be an absolute ruler of men. The would-be tyrant has chosen our Earth as the place where his reign will begin. And, if the powerful technology he controls does not give him complete control of the planet, he will not hesitate to destroy it utterly....

©2008 The estate of Andre Norton; The Crossroads of Time copyright 1965 by Andre Norton; Quest Crosstime copyright 1957 by Andre Norton (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
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The 7 Habits on the Go

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The world is changing dramatically, and it's easy to be alarmed and lose focus of what matters most. Don't fall into that trap! Build leadership skills, boost productivity, and learn and apply the time-tested principles of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It's never too late to develop a growth mindset. Want to discover life-changing habits that will propel you toward a more productive and effective life? This compact adaptation of Stephen R. Covey's all-time international best seller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, offers an efficient - yet in-depth - guide to becoming your best self and reaching your goals. Less stress, more success. Listeners who have never learned the seven habits before - as well as longtime fans who want a refresher - will find wisdom, direction, self-reflection, and life-affirming challenges that easily can be applied to your professional and personal life. The 7 Habits on the Go isn't just a productivity planner or habit tracker. If you'll devote just minutes each day, you can develop the principles needed to stay proactive and positive. The positive paradigm shifts that the seven habits can produce help you break free of old beliefs, motivate toward meaningful change, and develop positive behaviors to bring clear communication.

©2020 FranklinCovey (P)2020 Gildan Media

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Parents Who Lead

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How working parents can lead more purposeful lives, characterized by harmony, connection, and impact. Parents in today's fast-paced, disorienting world can easily lose track of who they are and what really matters most. But it doesn't have to be this way. As a parent, you can harness the powerful science of leadership in order to thrive in all aspects of your life. Drawing on the principles of his book Total Leadership - a best seller and popular leadership-development program used in organizations worldwide - and on their experience as researchers, educators, consultants, coaches, and parents, Stew Friedman and coauthor Alyssa Westring offer a robust, proven method that will help you gain a greater sense of purpose and control. It includes tools illustrated with compelling examples from the lives of real working parents that show you how to: design a future based on your core values; engage with your children in fresh, meaningful ways; cultivate a community of caregiving and support, in all parts of your life; and experiment to discover better ways to live and work. Powerful, practical, and indispensable, Parents Who Lead is the guide you need to forge a better future, foster meaningful and mutually rewarding relationships, and design sustainable solutions for creating a richer life for yourself, your children, and your world.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Stewart D. Friedman and Alyssa F. Westring (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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Can I See Your Hands

6 ratings

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The title of this audiobook, Can I See Your Hands, refers to one of the key outcomes of this audiobook - being able to tell whether or not people want to cause us harm. To put it very simply, if you can see someone's hands and they are not concealing them, holding a weapon or positioning to strike you, one's levels of trust and confidence can increase. This simple example can serve as a reminder to all of us in many of the complex moments we have to deal with, and difficult decisions we have to make, in everyday life.

©2017 Gavriel Schneider (P)2019 Tantor

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The Four Steps to the Epiphany

1 rating

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The Four Steps to the Epiphany launched the lean start-up approach to new ventures. It was the first book to offer that start-ups are not smaller versions of large companies and that new ventures are different than existing ones. Start-ups search for business models while existing companies execute them. The book offers the practical and proven four-step customer development process for search and offers insight into what makes some start-ups successful and leaves others selling off their furniture. Rather than blindly execute a plan, The Four Steps helps uncover flaws in product and business plans and correct them before they become costly. Rapid iteration, customer feedback, and testing your assumptions are all explained in this book. Packed with concrete examples of what to do, how to do it, and when to do it, the book will leave you with new skills to organize sales, marketing, and your business for success. If your organization is starting a new venture and you're thinking how to successfully organize sales, marketing, and business development, you need The Four Steps to the Epiphany. A must-listen for anyone starting something new.

©2020 Steve Blank. (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Author: Steve Blank
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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Sense & Respond

2 ratings

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We're in the midst of a revolution. Quantum leaps in technology are enabling organizations to observe and measure people's behavior in real time, communicate internally at extraordinary speed, and innovate continuously. These new, software-driven technologies are transforming the way companies interact with their customers, employees, and other stakeholders.   This is no mere tech issue. The transformation requires a complete rethinking of the way we organize and manage work. And, as software becomes ever more integrated into every product and service, making this big shift is quickly becoming the key operational challenge for businesses of all kinds. We need a management model that doesn't merely account for, but actually embraces, continuous change. Yet the truth is, most organizations continue to rely on outmoded, industrial-era operational models. They structure their teams, manage their people, and evolve their organizational cultures the way they always have.   Now, organizations are emerging, and thriving, based on their capacity to sense and respond instantly to customer and employee behaviors. In Sense & Respond, Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden vividly show how these companies operate, highlighting the new mindset and skills needed to lead and manage them - and to continuously innovate within them.

©2017 Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden (P)2019 Gildan Media

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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Teetering

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Nearly half of all American adults live paycheck to paycheck. These misunderstood majority of "tightropers" spend time, effort, and tons of emotional energy balancing their lack of capital with increasing demands on those limited financial resources. Economic instability is the new normal across all income levels. Teetering: Why So Many Live on a Financial Tightrope and What to Do About It addresses the critical question, what's wrong with American policies and the financial institutions that are failing so many hard-working people today? It merges original research with stories from real-life "tightropers" and makes the case for urgent action by financial institutions, innovators, investors, regulators, policymakers, and influencers to recognize and change the financial forces that push the American Dream out of reach for nearly half of the adult populace. Teetering proposes common-ground solutions that work regardless of political leaning and provides a roadmap for how innovators can serve this growing need and for how banks and others can start saying "yes" to their customers again.

©2021 Ken Rees (P)2021 Kalorama

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Author: Ken Rees
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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Money Mammoth

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Do you struggle with your personal finances? Do you spend (or save) too much? Do you struggle with your money relationships and communicating about money issues with your children, parents, or spouse? Money Mammoth offers you a fresh and effective approach to managing your money. Incorporating lessons from psychology, behavioral economics, and financial planning, the distinguished authors lay out a step-by-step plan to understanding your financial behaviors and changing them for the better. The book is a must-listen for anyone who desires to improve how they save, spend, share, donate, and invest money. Full of applicable strategies and concrete, real-life advice for everyday spenders and savers, Money Mammoth shows listeners how deep-seated evolutionary and psychological roadblocks can subtly interfere with their best financial intentions. The book goes on to describe how to overcome those roadblocks, using tried-and-true behavioral tricks to change your negative practices into positive ones.  Written for anyone who hopes to reboot their relationship with money and for those who just need to brush up on the basics of responsible financial behavior, Money Mammoth is also ideal for those with a curiosity about the intersection between psychology, economics, and personal finance.

©2021 Brad Klontz, Ed Horwitz, and Ted Klontz (P)2021 Gildan Media

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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The Billion Dollar Secret

7 ratings

Summary

Based on face-to-face interviews with over 20 self-made billionaires    There are thousands of books on millionaire thinking. The knowledge they offer isn't enough to get you to the highest ranks of wealth. The richest people of our times are billionaires. Only one in five million world citizens belongs to this group. Billionaires are extremely rare, and their mindset differs hugely from that of ordinary millionaires.   The Billion Dollar Secret offers firsthand knowledge of billionaire entrepreneurs told in their own words. Never before has someone interviewed 20-plus self-made billionaires across the world for a book project. The author worked for years with some of the very best entrepreneurs on the planet and distilled their secrets into 20 mental principles that enabled them to start from zero and create billions of dollars in value during one life span.   This book gives you the road map to follow their path to extreme wealth and success.

©2016 Rafael Badziag (P)2019 Tantor

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In Desperation

2 ratings

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A former true crime reporter whose articles have appeared in the New York Times and other prestigious publications, Rick Mofina draws upon his wealth of knowledge to pen gripping crime dramas. In Desperation finds gritty journalist Jack Gannon reunited with his estranged sister Cora. But the circumstances are less than ideal. Cora’s daughter has been kidnapped and is now being held for five million dollars ransom. Time is running out, and as Gannon digs deeper into the case, it becomes clear that his sister is holding something back - a secret from her sordid past that could be the key to saving her daughter’s life.

©2011 Highway Nine, Inc. (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Author: Rick Mofina
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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The Eighth Wonder of the World

6 ratings

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A definitive and exhaustive biography Is there a way to find truth in the stuff of legend? You may think you know Andre the Giant - but who was Andre Roussimoff? This comprehensive biography addresses the burning questions, outrageous stories, and common misconceptions about his height, his weight, his drawing power as a superstar, and his seemingly unparalleled capacity for food and alcohol. But more importantly, The Eighth Wonder of the World transports listeners beyond the smoke and mirrors of professional wrestling into the life of a real man. Born in France, Andre worked on his family's farm until he was 18, when he moved to Paris to pursue professional wrestling. A truly extraordinary figure, Andre went on to become an international icon and world traveler, all while battling acromegaly. While his disorder is what made him a giant and a household name, it's also what caused his untimely death at 46. With exhaustive research, exclusive interviews with family and friends, and an exploration of Andre's amazing in-ring career and the indelible mark he left on pop culture, Laprade and Hebert have crafted the most complete portrait of a modern-day mythical being.

©2020 Bertrand Hébert and Pat Laprade (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
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Rowing the Northwest Passage

1 rating

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Four men in a rowboat make an historic attempt on the Northwest Passage to focus global attention on an environmental catastrophe. "Vallely transports the reader to places few will ever go: the very edges of the earth and of human endurance." (Evan Solomon) In this gripping first-hand account, four seasoned adventurers navigate a sophisticated, high-tech rowboat across the Northwest Passage. One of the "last firsts" remaining in the adventure world, this journey is only possible because of the dramatic impacts of global warming in the high Arctic, which provide an ironic opportunity to draw attention to the growing urgency of climate change. Along the way, the team repeatedly face life-threatening danger from storms unparalleled in their ferocity and unpredictability and bears witness to unprecedented changes in the Arctic habitat and inhabitants, while weathering gale-force vitriol from climate change deniers who have taken to social media to attack them and undermine their efforts.

©2017 Kevin Vallely (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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Hypnotic Writing

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Discover the secrets of written persuasion! "The principles of hypnosis, when applied to copywriting, add a new spin to selling. Joe Vitale has taken hypnotic words to set the perfect sales environment and then shows us how to use those words to motivate a prospect to take the action you want. This is truly a new and effective approach to copywriting, which I strongly recommend you learn. It's pure genius." (Joseph Sugarman, author of Triggers) "I've read countless book on persuasion, but none come close to this one in showing you exactly how to put your readers into a buying trance that makes whatever you are offering them irresistible." (David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich) "I am a huge fan of Vitale and his books, and Hypnotic Writing (first published more than twenty years ago), is my absolute favorite. Updated with additional text and fresh examples, especially from e-mail writing, Joe's specialty, Hypnotic Writing is the most important book on copywriting (yes, that's really what it is about) to be published in this century. Read it. It will make you a better copywriter, period." (Bob Bly, copywriter and author of The Copywriter's Handbook)

©2007 Hypnotic Marketing, Inc. (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Author: Joe Vitale
Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Fall from Grace

Summary

Wayne Arthurson’s debut, Fall from Grace, marks him as a promising new voice in Canadian fiction. When Edmonton newspaper reporter Leo Desroches is assigned to cover the murder of an Aboriginal woman, his half-Cree heritage immediately identifies with the victim. Before long Leo discovers a pattern of murdered natives that goes back 20 years, and a police force that could not care less. Still fighting his own demons, Leo vows to uncover a brutal serial killer.

©2011 Wayne Arthurson (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs

5 ratings

Summary

Warning: This audiobook is not for the faint of heart, fawningly polite, or desperate to be liked. This audiobook is expressively for entrepreneurs and business owners who wear many hats - those who can't resist piling more responsibility onto his own shoulders, who has more great ideas than time and resources to take advantage of them, who runs (not walks) through each day. Your time is incredibly valuable to you, and you are constantly "running out of it". Serial entrepreneur Dan S. Kennedy delivers a fresh take on the mantra "time is money" as he shows you how to drastically re-engineer your entire relationship with time and, if applied faithfully, achieve peak personal productivity and make lots and lots of money. Learn how to: Accurately calculate the value of your time - and put a meter on those consuming it Slay time vampires - like Mr. Have-You-Got-a-Minute, Mr. Meeting, and all the other bloodsuckers Stop "productivus interruptus" - master the five time-defense tactics Achieve maximum productivity with psycho-cybernetics The eight No B.S. Time Truths never to violate despite the conspiracy against them Become successful beyond your wildest dreams - apply the number one most powerful personal discipline The 10 time-management techniques worth using (only 10!), and Fire yourself! Replace yourself. Make more money from less time, and have more freedom to do big things!

©2017 Entrepreneur Press (P)2019 Gildan Media

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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When a Family Member Has OCD

1 rating

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When someone has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it can affect the entire family. This book is an essential guide to help family members cope with their loved one's compulsive behaviors, obsessions, and constant need for reassurance. If your loved one has OCD, you may be unsure of how to express your concerns in a compassionate, effective way. In When a Family Member Has OCD, you and your family will learn ways to better understand and communicate with each other when OCD becomes a major part of your household. In addition to proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques, you'll find comprehensive information on OCD and its symptoms, as well as advice for each affected family member. OCD affects millions of people worldwide. Though significant advances have been made in medication and therapeutic treatments of the disorder, there are few resources available to help families deal with the impact of a loved one's symptoms. This book provides a helpful guide for your family.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Jon Hershfield (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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The Employee Experience

1 rating

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Want a profit-enhancing Customer Experience? Start with the Employee Experience. The Employee Experience helps organizations attract and retain top talent, and reveals the secrets for building a deeply engaged workforce. With insights into the dynamics of trust and mutual expectations, this book proves that before you can deliver a transcendent customer experience (CX), you must first build a superlative employee experience (EX). It's not about perks. It's not about creating a worker's utopia, and it doesn't mean that work must be easy; employees are responsible for managing expectations and meeting the organization's requirements. But by establishing a clear set of expectations and promises-collectively known as "the Contract" - and upholding it consistently, employers can build the essential trust that leads to powerful employee engagement. The data are unambiguous: organizations with engaged workforces are more profitable, enjoy greater growth, and win the battle to keep the most talented personnel. Employees who have a fulfilling, rewarding work experience perform better, achieve more, and bring more value to the organization. The Employee Experience teaches you how to leverage the full potential of your people to transform your future.

©2017 DecisionWise, LLC (P)2019 Gildan Media, LLC

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Startup Myths and Models

1 rating

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Budding entrepreneurs face a challenging road. The path is not made any easier by all the cliches they hear about how to make a start-up succeed - from platitudes and conventional wisdom to downright contradictions. This witty and wise guide to the dilemmas of entrepreneurship debunks widespread misconceptions about how the world of start-ups works and offers hard-earned advice for every step of the journey. Instead of start-up myths - legends spun from a fantasy version of Silicon Valley - Rizwan Virk provides start-up models - frameworks that help make thoughtful decisions about starting, growing, managing, and selling a business. Rather than dispensing simplistic rules, he mentors listeners in the development of a mental toolkit for approaching challenges based on how start-up markets evolve in real life. In snappy prose with savvy pop-culture and real-world examples, Virk recasts entrepreneurship as a grand adventure. He points out the pitfalls that appear along the way and offers insights into how to avoid them, sharing the secrets of founding a start-up, raising money, hiring and firing, when to enter a market and when to exit, and how to value a company.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Rizwan Virk (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Author: Rizwan Virk
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
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Mahoney's Camaro

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Racing to find a killer before he strikes again, an unlikely investigator is haunted by an even more unlikely source in this gripping crime novel.  It's the summer of 1985, and mechanic Steve Mahoney is dreaming big about owning his own shop. He's getting there as slowly as possible, working one night shift at a time for a local towing company.  One night, called to retrieve a car from the murky Red River, Mahoney finds the replacement body to his prized but damaged '67 Camaro. There's also a body inside the car, handcuffed to the steering wheel. Mahoney's able to snap the Camaro up cheap at a salvage auction, but once he's restored the car to its former glory, he discovers that its last driver is standard spectral equipment on his new ride, and she's not leaving until she finds out who sent her to a watery grave.  Mahoney's Camaro is a gritty, fast-paced crime novel that will appeal to fans of Ron Corbett and Stuart MacBride. Combining expertise in the automotive world and a passion for storytelling, Michael J. Clark delivers an action-packed joyride that will grip you until the last minute.

©2019 Michael J. Clark (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab

2 ratings

Summary

Jonathan Lewis-Adey was nine when his mother, Sid, vanished entirely from his life. It’s not until he’s a grown man that Jonathan finally reconnects with his beloved lost parent, only to find, to his shock and dismay, that the woman he knew as 'Sid' in Toronto has become an elegant man named Sydney living in his native Trinidad. For nine years, Jonathan has paid regular visits to Sydney, trying with quiet desperation to rediscover the parent he adored inside this familiar stranger.

©2014 Shani Mootoo (P)2017 Recorded Books Inc

Author: Shani Mootoo
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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Armageddon

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At the end of World War II, American army officer Captain Sean O’Sullivan is commissioned with rebuilding Berlin. Reeling from the death of his brothers at German hands and faced with the direct horrors of the Holocaust, O’Sullivan struggles against his animosity towards the nation he is helping restore. Meanwhile, Soviet forces blockade Germany in a bid for power, and the Western Allies must unite to prevent a communist takeover. When the airlift begins, the Allies find their deepest convictions tested as they fight against a threat even more dangerous than Hitler. Meticulously researched, this New York Times bestselling novel gives a historically accurate account of the early days of the Cold War and the fight for German redemption. “Magnificent. The great drama of the Berlin airlift...” -The Columbus Dispatch “A vast panorama of people and places...dramatic moment after dramatic moment in a throbbing tempo.” -New York Herald Tribune

©1963 Leon M. Uris (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Author: Leon Uris
Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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The Year in Tech, 2021

Summary

From the latest applications of AI to blockchain-enabled business models to 5G networks, the most important technological innovations of the past year are reshaping the present and future of business. What should you and your company be doing now to take advantage of the new opportunities they are creating? The Year in Tech, 2021: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review will help you understand today's most essential thinking on these topics, what the latest tech innovations mean for your organization, and how you can use them to compete and win in the new landscape of business. Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues - blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more - each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas - and prepare you and your company for the future.

©2020 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2020 Gildan Media

Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
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Panic Zone

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Rick Mofina’s best-selling novels find an all-new urgency when coupled with pulse-pounding narrations from Recorded Books. In The Panic Zone, seemingly unrelated events bring the world closer to calamity. A distraught mother witnesses a stranger nab her infant. A bomb explodes in Rio. A cruise ship passenger suffers a horrific death. Caught in the middle, Jack Gannon is headed right into the panic zone—but the further on the edge, the hotter the intensity.

©2010 Highway Nine Inc (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Author: Rick Mofina
Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
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Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab

1 rating

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A young man travels to Trinidad to reconnect with a transgender parent, uncovering the complex realities of love and family. Jonathan Lewis-Adey was nine when his parents separated, and his mother, Sid, vanished entirely from his life. It is not until he is a grown man that Jonathan finally reconnects with his beloved lost parent, only to find, to his shock and dismay, that the woman he knew as "Sid" in Toronto has become an elegant man named Sydney living in his native Trinidad. For nine years, Jonathan has paid regular visits to Sydney on his island retreat, trying with quiet desperation to rediscover the parent he adored inside this familiar stranger, and to overcome his lingering confusion and anger at the choices Sydney has made. At the novel's opening, Jonathan is summoned urgently to Trinidad where Sydney, now aged and dying, seems at last to offer him the gift he longs for: a winding story that moves forward sideways as it reveals the truths of Sydney's life. But when and where the story will end is up to Jonathan, and it is he who must decide what to do with Sydney's haunting legacy of love, loss, and acceptance.

©2014 Shani Mootoo (P)2017 Recorded Books

Author: Shani Mootoo
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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The Griffin and the Dinosaur

Summary

Could griffins have been real? When Adrienne Mayor carefully read the ancient Greek and Roman descriptions, this mythic hybrid of a lion and an eagle sounded like something people had actually seen. What could explain that evidence? After a decade of hunting through myths, poring over old maps, and tracing the discoveries of modern dinosaur hunters, she found the answer: awesome dinosaur fossils observed by ancient gold hunters in the Gobi desert. Here is the story of one insightful, curious, and determined woman who solved the mystery of the griffin and invented a new science. Now she and others travel the world matching myths and fossils.

©2014 Adrienne Mayor and Aronson & Glenn LLC (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Vengeance Road

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Internationally best-selling author Rick Mofina crafts breathtaking fiction that ratchets up suspense to nerve-jangling levels. Police officer Karl Styebeck has been called a hero, but his badge takes on an ugly tarnish when he’s linked to the deaths of two women. Driven by personal demons, reporter Jack Gannon lays it all on the line to get to the truth - even if it means rolling the dice with his own life.

©2009 Rick Mofina (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Author: Rick Mofina
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
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Ralph Compton Broken Rider

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In this exciting new Ralph Compton Western, a man without a memory meets an unforgettable ally: the one and only Bat Masterson.   Riding into the town of Smoky River on a mangy mule, Dane looks as broken-down as his old mount. His Stetson is ragged, his boots are tied together with leather thongs, and he wears a Colt Army revolver with exactly three bullets. He wouldn't know what to say if you asked him where he got the gun or how he learned to shoot it so well. He doesn't know if Dane is his first name or his last. Something happened that cost him much of his memory, and he can't remember what that something was. For three years he's been traveling the West as a cowboy, a buffalo hunter, a farmhand. Smoky River looks to be a fine place to settle down. If only his past didn't decide to catch up to him here.

©2020 Ralph Compton and John Shirley (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Felt Time

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An expert explores the riddle of subjective time, from why time speeds up as we grow older to the connection between time and consciousness. We have widely varying perceptions of time. Children have trouble waiting for anything. (“Are we there yet?”) Boredom is often connected to our sense of time passing (or not passing). As people grow older, time seems to speed up, the years flitting by without a pause. How does our sense of time come about? In Felt Time, Marc Wittmann explores the riddle of subjective time, explaining our perception of time - whether moment by moment, or in terms of life as a whole. Drawing on the latest insights from psychology and neuroscience, Wittmann offers a new answer to the question of how we experience time. Wittmann explains, among other things, how we choose between savoring the moment and deferring gratification; why impulsive people are bored easily, and why their boredom is often a matter of time; whether each person possesses a personal speed, a particular brain rhythm distinguishing quick people from slow people; and why the feeling of duration can serve as an “error signal,” letting us know when it is taking too long for dinner to be ready or for the bus to come. He considers the practice of mindfulness, and whether it can reduce the speed of life and help us gain more time, and he describes how, as we grow older, subjective time accelerates as routine increases; a fulfilled and varied life is a long life. Evidence shows that bodily processes - especially the heartbeat - underlie our feeling of time and act as an internal clock for our sense of time. And Wittmann points to recent research that connects time to consciousness; ongoing studies of time consciousness, he tells us, will help us to understand the conscious self.

©2014 Verlag C. H. Beck oHG, München (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2016 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
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Business Model Shifts

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Six ways to create new value for customers Uber and Lyft took over the streets in San Francisco, providing a seamless and frictionless experience to get around. Few yellow taxis are left to serve tourists. Amazon shifted its business model from selling books to delivering convenience 24/7 at attractive prices. Driven by the viewing behaviors of their users, Netflix shifted from renting and shipping DVDs to producing original content like Narcos.  All of these changes are business model shifts. A shift is a deliberate and systematic move toward more relevance and value for customers. Business Model Shifts is a collection of stories about value creation, sharing inspiration and insights from more than 100 leading business models. The collection of stories is organized in six ways to create new value for customers: the Services Shift, the Stakeholder Shift, the Digital Shift, the Platform Shift, the Exponential Shift, and the Circular Shift.  This book triggers you to think and act strategically, shows what you can learn from business models inside and outside your industry, and urges you to apply those learnings to make your own shift.  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

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Daskada, the Legend

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At a time when humans were just starting to venture forth into the Galactic Union as mercenaries, Martin Quincy survived long enough to do something no one else had - he retired. There was only one problem. He got bored. What does a "Legend" do when even the merc life gets boring? He starts his own company! Along with buddy Kal Turner, they marshaled their Torvasi and Andori troopers and began taking contracts.   A force for good, Quincy went about the galaxy, killing aliens and getting paid, while righting all the wrongs he found along the way. His only problem was that he was successful - too successful - and some races don't take losing very well. Worse, they're willing to stop at nothing - even blowing up a planet, if that's what it takes - in order to get even with Quincy.   Can Martin find out who's framing him and bring them to justice? Perhaps the real question is, "Will he have time?" His Sirra'Kan princess partner's biological clock is ticking, her father, Kor'Findralis, the Prime of Te'Warri, wants an heir, and now Quincy has a Blevin mistress to somehow work into the mix. What happens when you long for the simplicity of combat? You take more contracts because, on a mission, the worst thing that can happen to you is you get killed!

©2020 Christopher Woods (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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Enforcer

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Peacemakers. The Galactic Union's most capable enforcers and resolute negotiators, their name alone elicits fear and awe among the Union's citizenry. In the entire history of the Galactic Union, Hr'ent Golramm would be only the seventh member of the Oogar race to earn a Peacemaker badge. But becoming a Peacemaker doesn't seem to be his destiny. He's not even sure he wants to be one. Deputy Selector Hak-Chet, on the other hand, has even bigger plans for the monstrous, young Oogar. At 500 kilos of raging, purple terror of questionable parentage, Hr'ent represents Hak-Chet's future for the Peacemaker Guild, but he needs a meat grinder into which he can drop his prospective prodigy in hopes that Hr'ent can come out the other side not only in once piece, but victorious over impossible odds. Hak-Chet doesn't want a Peacemaker. He wants an Enforcer, and he's willing to cross just about every line to force Hr'ent into that mold. And when all is said and done, neither Hr'ent nor the war-torn world of Godannii 2 will ever be the same again.

©2019 Kevin Ikenberry & Quincy J. Allen (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
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A Killing Winter

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Wayne Arthurson drew critical acclaim from the likes of Booklist and Library Journal for Fall from Grace, his genre-bending debut featuring half-Cree, half-French Canadian reporter Leo Desroches. In this sequel, Leo poses as a homeless man for a story but ends up chasing something more sinister when a Native street kid he befriends is murdered. Investigating the brutal culture of a local gang known as Redd Alert, Leo uncovers secrets that jeopardize both his safety and the life he’s built since beating his gambling addiction.

©2012 Wayne Arthurson (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros

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As you have probably noticed, there are quite a few investing books out there. Many of them were written by some of the world's greatest investors. So, why should you listen to our book? Stock investing is more prevalent than ever, whether directly or indirectly through brokerage accounts, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds, or retirement plans. Despite this, the vast majority of individual investors have no training on how to pick stocks. And, until now, there hasn't been a truly accessible, easy-to-understand resource available to help them. The Little Book of Investing Like the Pros was written to fill this void. We believe the simplicity and accessibility of our stock picking framework is truly unique. Using real-world examples and actual Wall Street models used by the pros, we teach you how to pick stocks in a highly accessible, step-by-step manner. Our goal is straightforward - to impart the skills necessary for finding high-quality stocks while protecting your portfolio with risk management best practices. Our practical approach is designed to help demystify the investing process, which can be intimidating. This training will help set you apart from others who are largely flying blind.

©2020 Joshua Pearl and Joshua Rosenbaum (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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AI for Marketing and Product Innovation

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Get on board the next massive marketing revolution. AI for Marketing and Product Innovation offers creatives and marketing professionals a non-tech guide to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) - twin technologies that stand poised to revolutionize the way we sell.  The future is here, and we are in the thick of it; AI and ML are already in our lives every day, whether we know it or not. The technology continues to evolve and grow, but the capabilities that make these tools world-changing for marketers are already here - whether we use them or not. This book helps you lean into the curve and take advantage of AI's unparalleled and rapidly expanding power. More than a simple primer on the technology, this book goes beyond the "what" to reveal the "how": How do we use AI and ML in ways that speak to the human spirit?  How to we translate cold technological innovation into creative tools that forge deep human connections?  Written by a team of experts at the intersection of neuroscience, technology, and marketing, this book reveals the ins and outs of these groundbreaking technological tools.

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

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Gunboat Diplomacy

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Before Hr'ent Golramm became a legendary Enforcer for the Peacemaker Guild, he was a mere candidate. Granted, he was a particularly unusual candidate - only six Oogar had ever successfully graduated from the Peacemaker Academy on Ocono, and Hr'ent would be the seventh. Every candidate must pass a commissioning mission in order to graduate, though, and Hr'ent's is unsolvable. The Pushtal of Vorrhurna were once one of the Mercenary Guild's 37 races. After a series of disastrous contracts, the tiger-like aliens lost their status as mercenaries, and the MinSha seized their home world for defaulting on their debt. Eighty years later, the seven Great Clans are but a shadow of their former selves and have resorted to piracy to survive. For his commissioning mission, Hr'ent and a small team of bounty hunters must find a way to put a stop to their predations. No one in the Union has figured out how to herd cats to this point, but Hr'ent is a particularly unusual Peacemaker candidate, who isn't afraid to resort to a bit of gunboat diplomacy to get the Pushtal to listen to what he says, once and for all.

©2020 Jason Cordova and Jamie Ibson (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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Wealth Made Easy

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For far too many of us, amassing wealth seems like a pipe dream. We assume that to become a "high net worth" individual—someone who has over $1 million in liquid assets—we'd need some mysterious combination of genius and luck. But what if we could solve this mystery? Long gone are the days when captains of industry like John D. Rockefeller and Dale Carnegie dominated the economic arena. Today, the world’s richest individuals are a diverse group of idea-generators who maintain a lower profile, keeping their successes—and their strategies—hidden from the public eye. What if you could speed-dial these entrepreneurs, inventors, investors, and industry pioneers and personally ask each of them to tell you the one gold nugget that made them so wealthy? Bestselling author Greg Reid did just that, traveling around the globe to meet with many of the world's most elusive, under-the-radar billionaires to crack the code of prosperity. At long last, you will have access to the wisdom of the world's wealthiest people—from entertainment pioneers to real estate tycoons—as they reveal how they built their wealth, held onto it, and continue to thrive in an ever-changing economy. Wealth Made Easy is filled with eye-opening, real-world strategies, tips, and stories that will forever redefine the way you gauge your own success … and set you on the path toward your wildest dreams. Inside, discover exclusive, personal advice from those living at the top tier of wealth, including: Dan Fleyshman, the youngest founder of a publicly traded company Wayne Henuset, co-owner, chairman, and president of Energy Alberta Corporation and president of Willow Park Wines & Spirits Jules Haimovitz, entertainment executive best known for having created the Showtime, Lifetime, Sundance, and Smithsonian cable channels Ron Klein, inventor of the magnetic strip on the credit card Dr. Gene N. Landrum, founder of the Chuck E. Cheese concept of family entertainment Tonino Lamborghini, founder of the Tonino Lamborghini Company and son of Ferruccio Lamborghini—creator of the world famous Lamborghini sports cars—and heir to the Lamborghini fortune Walter O'Brien, executive producer and writer for the ScorpionTV series Brian Sidorsky, founder and CEO of Landsdowne Equity Ventures, a highly profitable family-owned real-estate business And many more. In the tradition of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, Wealth Made Easy offers incisive, actionable advice with every flip of the page. Supplemented with useful sidebars and inspirational quotes, this book is your step by step guide to achieving everlasting abundance—directly from the minds of those who have already accomplished this feat.

©2019 Dr. Greg Reid (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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Going Home Again

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After two acclaimed historical novels, one of Canada's most celebrated young writers now gives us the vibrant, contemporary story of a man studying the suddenly confusing shape his life has taken, and why, and what his responsibilities-- as a husband, a father, a brother, and an uncle-- truly are. Charlie Bellerose leads a seminomadic existence, traveling widely to manage the language academies he has established in different countries. After separating, somewhat amicably, from his wife, he moves from Madrid back to his native Canada to set up a new school, and for the first time he forges a meaningful relationship with his brother, who's going through a vicious divorce. Charlie's able to make a fresh start in Toronto but longs for his twelve-year-old daughter, whom he sees only via Skype and the occasional overseas visit. After a chance encounter with a girlfriend from his university days, a woman now happily married and with children of her own, he works through a series of memories-including a particularly painful one they share-as he reflects on questions of family, home, fatherhood, and love. But two tragic events (one long past, the other very much in the present) finally threaten to destroy everything he's ever believed in.

©2013 Dennis Bock (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Author: Dennis Bock
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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Belle Cora

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"Memorable at every turn and set against the backdrop of a 19th century America that was, like the novel's protagonist, many different things all at once." (Edward Rutherfurd, author of Paris)  In the home where Arabella Godwin was raised it is forbidden to speak her name, and her picture is turned to the wall. But in the turbulent America of the 1850s, everyone knows her as "Belle Cora", madam of San Francisco's finest bordello. Judges and senators do her bidding; a vicious newspaper editor plots her downfall; a preacher looks at her from across his pulpit and tries to forget that once she was his wife. Merchant's daughter, farm girl, prostitute, mother, madam, murderess, avenger, protector - she has worn all these masks: the only thing that never changes is her tireless pursuit of the one man who can see her for who she really is.  "An enthralling historical drama...told with sympathy, feeling, humor, and accuracy. Phillip Margulies is a superb writer." (Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd)

©2014 Phillip Margulies (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Length: 25 hrs and 21 mins
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Chain of Command

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Lieutenant Sam Bitka, US Naval Reserve, is getting used to civilian life when he is called back to active duty. Tensions between Earth and the alien Varoki are on the rise, and Sam is assigned as tactical officer aboard the deep space destroyer USS Puebla. Dispatched to the distant world of K'tok to protect human colonists, he wants nothing more than to serve out his active duty time and get back to his civilian life. But when the Varoki launch a crippling surprise attack against the Earth coalition fleet, Sam finds himself suddenly in command of the USS Puebla, a job he is far from certain he can discharge successfully. What's more, mounting evidence points to a much larger and more sinister alien plan.   Now, Sam must deal with faltering leadership in the human task force and an alien enemy who always seems one step ahead of them. Time for Sam to step up and rise to the challenge of command.

©2017 Frank Chadwick (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
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Altered States of Consciousness

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What altered states of consciousness - the dissolution of feelings of time and self - can tell us about the mystery of consciousness. During extraordinary moments of consciousness - shock, meditative states and sudden mystical revelations, out-of-body experiences, or drug intoxication - our senses of time and self are altered; we may even feel time and self dissolving. These experiences have long been ignored by mainstream science, or considered crazy fantasies. Recent research, however, has located the neural underpinnings of these altered states of mind. In this book, neuropsychologist Marc Wittmann reveals how experiences that disturb or widen our everyday understanding of the self can help solve the mystery of consciousness.  Wittmann explains that the relationship between consciousness of time and consciousness of self is close; in extreme circumstances, the experiences of space and self intensify and weaken together. He considers the emergence of the self in waking life and dreams; how our sense of time is distorted by extreme situations ranging from terror to mystical enlightenment; the experience of the moment; and the loss of time and self in such disorders as depression, schizophrenia, and epilepsy. Dostoyevsky reported godly bliss during epileptic seizures; neurologists are now investigating the phenomenon of the epileptic aura. Wittmann describes new studies of psychedelics that show how the brain builds consciousness of self and time, and discusses pilot programs that use hallucinogens to treat severe depression, anxiety, and addiction. If we want to understand our consciousness, our subjectivity, Wittmann argues, we must not be afraid to break new ground. Studying altered states of consciousness leads us directly to the heart of the matter: time and self, the foundations of consciousness.

©2015 Verlag CH.Beck oHG, München (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Translation © 2018 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Reading Backwards

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Reading Backwards opens with the autobiographical "My Life in the Theater," a memoir of the younger Crowley's earliest ambitions, and closes with the moving and memorable "Practicing the Arts of Peace." In between, the author offers us more than 30 carefully crafted essays, each one notable for its insight, intelligence, and typically graceful prose.   The opening section, A Voice from the Easy Chair, reflects Crowley's tenure as Easy Chair columnist for Harper's Magazine. Subjects include life under the once omni-present threat of the Selective Service Board, the enduring personal importance of the Encyclopedia Britannica, and thoughts on what it means to be truly well read. The second section, Fictional Voices, is filled with acute commentary on a wide range of books and writers, among them SF masters such as Paul Park, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Thomas Disch; the important, if neglected, historical novelist David Stacton (a model for the fictional Fellowes Kraft of the Ægypt novels); classic science fiction novels of the 1950s, and much, much more. The final section, Looking Outward, Looking In, ranges freely across a wide variety of subjects and ideas, such as UFO literature, the utopian architecture of Norman Bel Geddes, the life and career of renowned theosophist Helena Blavatsky, and the nature of time.

©2019 John Crowley (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Author: John Crowley
Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
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Signs and Wonders

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Praised by Publishers Weekly for its “engrossing plot lines,” Alix Ohlin’s Signs and Wonders features 16 compelling tales about the connections between people - and the decisions that have the power to alter their lives. In the title story, a married couple decides to divorce. The next night, the man falls into a coma - and his wife is forced to make a difficult decision.

©2012 Alix Ohlin (P)2012 Recorded Books

Author: Alix Ohlin
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
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To Hell on a Fast Horse

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Billy the Kid - a.k.a. Henry McCarty, Henry Antrim, and William Bonney - was a horse thief, cattle rustler, charismatic rogue, and cold-blooded killer. A superb shot, the Kid gunned down four men single-handedly and five others with the help of cronies. Two of his victims were Lincoln County, New Mexico, deputies, killed during the Kid's brazen daylight escape from the courthouse jail on April 28, 1881. After dispensing with his guards and breaking the chain securing his leg irons, the Kid danced a macabre jig on the jail's porch before riding away on a stolen horse as terrified townspeople - and many sympathizers - watched. For new sheriff Pat Garrett, the chase was on.  To Hell on a Fast Horse re-creates the thrilling manhunt for the Wild West's most iconic outlaw. It is also the first dual biography of the Kid and Garrett, two larger-than-life figures who would not have become the stuff of legend without the other. Drawing on voluminous primary sources and a wealth of published scholarship, Mark Lee Gardner digs beneath the myth to take a fresh look at these two men, their relationship, and what they would come to mean to a public enamored of the violent past of the Wild West.  Contains mature themes.

©2010, 2020 Mark Lee Gardner (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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Why People Buy

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Learn the secret of what really drives sales - and how to give people what they need so they want to buy from you. Are you a salesperson who has been hearing too many "We'll think it overs", "Get back to mes", and "We'll let you knows"? If so, you're in good company. Author Greg Nanigian has interviewed thousands of chief executives, sales managers, and salespeople and found that more than 90 percent of them have exactly the same problem. Why? Because they've been taught to rely on an ineffective traditional selling process, one that includes features, benefits, and free consulting very early in the discussion. This means they present too soon and leave the customer in control of the relationship. As a result, they don't get beyond a superficial discussion of prospects' interests and problems. They also don't uncover the impact of those problems on prospects' companies or families, don't identify the impact on prospects personally, and don't establish prospects' level of commitment to fixing the problem. The bottom line: They never find out the prospects' true feelings - and feelings are where selling takes place.

©2017 Sandler Systems, Inc. (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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We Have Root

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In his latest collection of essays, security expert Bruce Schneier tackles a range of cybersecurity, privacy, and real-world security issues ripped from the headlines. Essays cover the ever-expanding role of technology in national security, war, transportation, the Internet of Things, elections, and more. Throughout, he challenges the status quo with a call for leaders, voters, and consumers to make better security and privacy decisions and investments. Bruce's writing has previously appeared in some of the world's best-known and most-respected publications, including The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired, and many others. And now you can enjoy his essays in one place - at your own speed and convenience.  Timely security and privacy topics The impact of security and privacy on our world Perfect for fans of Bruce's blog and newsletter The essays are written for anyone who cares about the future and implications of security and privacy for society.

©2019 Brice Schneier (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
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Don't Fall for It

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History is full of sensational financial frauds and scams. Enron was forced to declare bankruptcy after allegations of massive accounting fraud, wiping out $78 billion in stock market value. Bernie Madoff, the largest individual fraudster in history, built a $65 billion Ponzi scheme that ultimately resulted in his being sentenced to 150 years in prison. People from all walks of life have been scammed out of their money: French and British nobility looking to get rich quickly, farmers looking for a miracle cure for their health ailments, several professional athletes, and some of Hollywood's biggest stars. No one is immune from getting deceived when money is involved. This compelling book explores specific instances of financial fraud as well as some of the most successful charlatans and hucksters of all-time. Sharing lessons that apply to business, money management, and investing, author Ben Carlson answers questions such as: Why do even the most intelligent among us get taken advantage of in financial scams? What make fraudsters successful? Why is it often harder to stay rich than to get rich? Each chapter examines different frauds, perpetrators, or victims of scams. These real-life stories include anecdotes about how these frauds were carried out and discussions of what can be learned from these events.

©2020 Ben Carlson (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Author: Ben Carlson
Category: Money & Finance
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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Microserfs

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They are Microserfs - six code-crunching computer whizzes who spend upward of 16 hours a day "coding" and eating "flat" foods (food which, like Kraft singles, can be passed underneath closed doors) as they fearfully scan company e-mail to learn whether the great Bill is going to "flame" one of them.  But now there's a chance to become innovators instead of cogs in the gargantuan Microsoft machine. The intrepid Microserfs are striking out on their own-living together in a shared digital flophouse as they desperately try to cultivate well-rounded lives and find love amid the dislocated, subhuman whir and buzz of their computer-driven world.

©1995 Douglas Coupland (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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The Illumination

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Author Kevin Brockmeier counts the O. Henry Prize among the many accolades his speculative fiction has earned. In The Illumination he offers “an inspiring take on suffering and the often fleeting nature of connection” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). When physical pain suddenly manifests itself as shining light, the wounded nature of humanity is revealed.

©2011 Kevin Brockmeier (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
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How to Die

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“He who would teach men to die would teach them to live,” writes Montaigne in Essais, and in How to Die: A Book on Being Alive, Ray Robertson takes up the challenge. Though contemporary society avoids the subject and often values the mere continuation of existence over its quality, Robertson argues that the active and intentional consideration of death is neither morbid nor frivolous, but instead essential to our ability to fully value life. How to Die is both an absorbing excursion through some of Western literature’s most compelling works on the subject of death as well as an anecdote-driven argument for cultivating a better understanding of death in the belief that, if we do, we’ll know more about what it means to live a meaningful life.

©2019 Ray Robertson (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: Graham Rowat
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
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