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50 Dinosaur Tales

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Gualicho takes a bite out of the ornithopod’s back as it runs away from her, causing it to stumble and fall. She jumps on top of the body and rips open its neck with her teeth. The ornithopod becomes still and limp.  Satisfied, Gualicho begins to feast. But, after only two bites, she senses something is wrong. She lifts her head and sees a Mapusaurus making its way toward her. Blending fiction with fact, 50 Dinosaur Tales imagines the way 50 newly described dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous lived in their natural habitats.  Also included is a list of fun facts for each dinosaur story and facts about 108 additional dinosaurs.  If you want to hear more about new dinosaurs as soon as they are discovered, listen to the weekly podcast I Know Dino.

©2019 Sabrina Ricci (P)2019 Sabrina Ricci

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Piercing the Darkness

2 ratings

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Frank Peretti thrills millions with his suspense-filled, best-selling inspirational Darkness series, which portrays unforgettable confrontations between angelic and demonic forces. The first book in the series, This Present Darkness, topped Christian fiction lists. Now, the great spiritual war continues in Piercing the Darkness.  In the small town of Bacon's Corner, powerful demons are working to ensnare the souls of the townspeople. A woman has been murdered, the Christian school is under attack, and the town is divided by a legal struggle. As heavenly beings rally to aid the faithful, gigantic evil ones are on the alert, looking for any sign of weakness.  Each fast-paced chapter of this novel is filled with vivid descriptions of angels and demons. And the trials of the believers are no less absorbing. Richard Ferrone's dramatic narration highlights each test of faith and truth.

©1989, 2003 Frank E. Peretti (P)2001 Recorded Books

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Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids

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Devotions written as if Jesus is speaking directly to a child's heart. Based on the original Jesus Calling, this version has been adapted in a language and fashion that kids and tweens can relate to their everyday lives.  After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down what she believed he was saying to her through Scripture. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her devotionals. They are written from Jesus’ point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling. It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless young listeners with his presence and his peace in ever deeper measure.  Meets national education standards.

©2010 Sarah Young (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
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Alien: Invasion

21 ratings

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The second original novel in an Alien vs. Predator: Rage War series, continuing from Predator: Incursion as Colonial Marines units are being wiped out - and not by the Predators. This is an attack by organized armies of Aliens. Tim Lebbon is the New York Times best-selling author of the movie novelizations of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker, and a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.

©2016 Tim Lebbon (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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Ted Bundy

2 ratings

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Intelligent. Articulate. Evil. Killer. Two journalists with unprecedented direct access speak to Ted Bundy and those closest to him - friends and family.  What follows is a candid and chilling full account of the life and crimes of the most notorious serial killer in history.   What Bundy had to say in more than 150 hours of face-to-face interviews is as relevant today as it was at the time.

©2020 Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Five Lessons

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In 1948, the modern mystic Neville Goddard presented a groundbreaking series of lessons, which many consider to be his clearest, most penetrating explanation of his methods regarding mental creativity. This audiobook recording of the five-part course he gave to Los Angeles students recreates that master class, preserving his words exactly as those original students heard them. It includes the following lessons: Consciousness Is the Only Reality Assumptions Harden into Fact Thinking Fourth-Dimensionally No One to Change but Self Remain Faithful to Your Idea These five lessons, plus a question-and-answer section, are the plainest and most direct description of the master's techniques. Profound and inspiring, these teachings are likely to improve your perception of both yourself and the world.

©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Once Upon a Time in the North

12 ratings

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Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends - Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear.

The full list of narrators includes: Philip Pullman, Nigel Whitmey, Sean Barrett, John Chancer, Andrew Branch, Tim Bentinck, Hayward Morse, Teresa Gallaher, Paul Panting, Jane Collingwood, Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross, and Jo Wyatt.

©2008 Philip Pullman (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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Predator: Incursion

18 ratings

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Predator ships stream into human space in unprecedented numbers. The Colonial Marines, controlled by Weyland-Yutani, respond to the incursion, thus entering the Rage War. This terrifying assault by the Yautja cannot go unchallenged, yet the cost of combat is high. Predators are master combatants, and each encounter yields a high body count. Then, when Lt. Johnny Mains and his marines - the VoidLarks - enter the fray, they discover an enemy deadlier than any could imagine. Audiobook one in an epic trilogy that continues in Alien: Invasion and concludes in Aliens vs. Predator: Armageddon. The universe will forever be changed. Tim Lebbon is the New York Times best-selling author of the movie novelisations of 30 Days of Night and The Cabin in the Woods. He has also written many critically acclaimed horror and dark fantasy novels. Tim has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker and a Tombstone and been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.

©2015 Tim Lebbon (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: Tim Lebbon
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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Alien: Sea of Sorrows

106 ratings

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Set 300 years after the events of Alien: Out of the Shadows and Alien: River of Pain, Alien: Sea of Sorrows deals with the rediscovery of dormant Xenomorphs (Aliens) in the abandoned mines of LV-178, the planetoid from Alien: Out of the Shadows, which has now been terraformed and renamed New Galveston. The Weyland-Yutani Corporation, reformed after the collapse of the United Systems Military, continue their unceasing efforts to weaponise the creatures, eliciting the help of Alan Decker, who is forced to join a team of mercenaries sent to investigate an ancient excavation lurking deep beneath the planet's toxic desert, dubbed the Sea of Sorrows. Somewhere in that long-forgotten dig lies the thing the company wants most in the universe - a living Xenomorph. Decker doesn't understand why the company needs him until his genetic heritage comes back to haunt him. Centuries ago one of his ancestors fought the Aliens, launching a bloody vendetta that was never satisfied. That was when the creatures swore revenge on his forbear, 'the Destroyer', Ellen Ripley...and all her descendants. This terrifying, cinematic multicast dramatisation - directed by the multiaward-winning Dirk Maggs, best known for his adaptations of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere for the BBC - is the sequel to Audible Originals' Alien: Out of the Shadows (nominated for Best Audio Drama at the 2017 Audies) and Alien: River of Pain. Full cast: Tom Alexander, Mark Arnold, Sagar Arya, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Laurence Bouvard, Philip Bullcock, John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Cedric Cirotteau, Simon Darwen, Andrea Deck, Oris Erhuero, Tony Gardner, Walles Hamonde, Andrew James Spooner, Lorelei King, Tayla Kovacevic Ebong, Laurel Lefkow, Sandra-Mae Luyck, Theo Maggs, Alan Marriott, Gary Martin, Pauline Mclynn, Eric Meyers, Naoko Mori, Sarah Pitard, Kerry Shale, Thomas Stroppell, Emma Swan, Martin T Sherman, Steve Toussaint and Ryan Wichert.

©2018 20th Century Fox (P)2018 Audible, Ltd.

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Believe Me

11 ratings

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In this twisty psychological thriller from the New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Before, an actress plays both sides of a murder investigation. "A compelling read...redefines the concept of an unreliable narrator...[a] rich, nuanced, highly literary take on the Gone Girl theme." (Booklist) A struggling actor, a Brit in America without a green card, Claire needs work and money to survive. Then she gets both. But nothing like she expected. Claire agrees to become a decoy for a firm of divorce lawyers. Hired to entrap straying husbands, she must catch them on tape with their seductive propositions. The rules? Never hit on the mark directly. Make it clear you’re available, but he has to proposition you, not the other way around. The firm is after evidence, not coercion. The innocent have nothing to hide. Then the game changes. When the wife of one of Claire’s targets is violently murdered, the cops are sure the husband is to blame. Desperate to catch him before he kills again, they enlist Claire to lure him into a confession. Claire can do this. She’s brilliant at assuming a voice and an identity. For a woman who’s mastered the art of manipulation, how difficult could it be to tempt a killer into a trap? But who is the decoy...and who is the prey? Read by Sally Scott, with Matt Reeves, Lorelei King, John Chancer, and Eric Meyers.

©2018 J. P. Delaney (P)2018 Random House Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
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Cracking Complexity

3 ratings

Summary

Complexity has met its match! Today, organizations are grappling with ambiguity, volatility, and paradox surrounding the challenges they face. This is complexity. But too many leaders approach complexity the wrong way - they push their people harder and harder and tackle problems one at a time over months, sometimes even years and nearly always in a linear fashion. It’s like setting a pot of water on “low” and waiting for it to boil. To solve the seemingly intractable challenges that leaders bang their heads against for months - to get the metaphorical water to boil - you must generate a high amount of heat very quickly. In this book, the authors share their proven formula for dramatically shortening the process and solving an organization’s toughest challenges in mere days. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 David Benjamin, David Komlos, and Marshall Goldsmith (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Norwegian Wood

58 ratings

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Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene. Toru, a serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. As Naoko retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.  A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, Norwegian Wood blends the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the '60s with a young man’s hopeless and heroic first love. 

©1987 Haruki Murakami (P)2013 Random House Audio

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
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The Apartment

11 ratings

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They say every cloud has a silver lining.... When Freya Miller is struck by tragedy, losing her husband and her home within a short time, she is burdened with many worries. The main one being where she and her five-year old daughter, Skye, are going to live. A chance meeting with the charismatic Dr Marsden changes all that. He offers the young mother the most amazing opportunity: an apartment at one of London’s most exclusive addresses for a fraction of the market rental cost. It’s an offer Freya simply can’t refuse. Within a couple of weeks, Freya and Skye are moving into Adder House and meeting the other welcoming residents. They very quickly feel part of the family. But just when Freya truly believes all her problems are history, a series of strange, unexplained occurrences begin. It leaves Freya with the unshakeable feeling that even when their apartment door is securely locked, she and her daughter are not alone. Freya thought she’d left all her troubles behind her, yet she soon realises there are problems here that are far more terrifying than before. For behind the doors of Adder House, everything is most definitely not as it seems. Old secrets refuse to stay buried, and someone is determined to keep a terrible past very much alive.

©2018 K. L. Slater (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Author: K. L. Slater
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
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Alien vs. Predator: Armageddon

21 ratings

Summary

The Rage launch the ultimate assault on the Human Sphere. Their greatest weapons are the most fearsome creatures in the galaxy - the Xenomorphs. Having fled centuries before, the Rage return to take revenge and claim the planet for their own. Now, through a deal struck with the unlikeliest of allies, the human race may rely on the Predators to ensure mankind's ultimate freedom. Yet even the combined might of the two races may not be enough. The fate of the Earth may rest with a single android - Liliya of the Rage.

©2016 Tim Lebbon (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: Tim Lebbon
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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Legal Guide for Police

1 rating

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Legal Guide for Police: Constitutional Issues, 11th Edition, is a valuable tool for criminal justice students and law enforcement professionals, bringing them up to date with developments in the law of arrest, search and seizure, police authority to detain, questioning suspects and pretrial identification procedures, police power and its limitations, and civil liability of police officers and agencies.  Including specific case examples, this revised edition provides the most current information for students and law enforcement professionals needing to develop an up-to-date understanding of the law.   The authors have included introductory and summary chapters to aid listeners in understanding the context, importance and applicability of the case law. A new chapter covers warrantless searches involving cell phones and other technology as well as vehicles.

©2011 Taylor & Francis (P)2019 Taylor & Francis

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
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The Outfit

2 ratings

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The Outfit was organized crime with a capital O. They were big. They were bad. They were brutal. And no crook ever crossed them and lived to enjoy it. Except Parker. So they wanted Parker dead, and a hit man proved they meant business. Too bad for the Outfit he missed. Ripping off the Outfit was the easy part of Parker's game. Going one-on-one with Bronson, the Outfit's Big Boss, was the hard part.

©1963 Richard Stark (P)2011 AudioGo

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Smoking

80 ratings

Summary

Listen to this book now and become a happy nonsmoker for the rest of your life.   This book is the most up-to-date, cutting-edge, best-practice version of Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking method that will not only set you free from smoking but will also ensure that you find it easy and even enjoyable to quit.   Without using willpower, aids, substitutes, or gimmicks Without gaining weight  Without suffering anxiety, depression, or unpleasant withdrawal symptoms   This audiobook is designed to help busy smokers who appreciate clear, no-nonsense guidance. Allen Carr's Easy Way to Quit Smoking gives you a structured, easy-to-follow method for quitting quickly, painlessly and immediately.  If you're someone who uses any nicotine product other than cigarettes, this book will also work perfectly for you.

©2019 Allen Carr (P)2019 Arcturus Digital Limited

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: Allen Carr
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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What I Loved

1 rating

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In 1975 art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a New York gallery. He buys the work and tracks down its creator, Bill Weschler, and the two men embark on a lifelong friendship.   This is the story of their intense and troubled relationship, of the women in their lives and their work, of art and hysteria, love and seduction and their sons - born the same year but whose lives take very different paths.

©2018 Siri Hustvedt (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
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Why Trust Science?

3 ratings

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Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthy Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should we trust science when our own politicians don't? In this landmark book, Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength - and the greatest reason we can trust it.  Tracing the history and philosophy of science from the late 19th century to today, Oreskes explains that, contrary to popular belief, there is no single scientific method. Rather, the trustworthiness of scientific claims derives from the social process by which they are rigorously vetted. This process is not perfect - nothing ever is when humans are involved - but she draws vital lessons from cases where scientists got it wrong. Oreskes shows how consensus is a crucial indicator of when a scientific matter has been settled, and when the knowledge produced is likely to be trustworthy.  Based on the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Princeton University, this timely and provocative book features critical responses by climate experts Ottmar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch, political scientist Jon Krosnick, philosopher of science Marc Lange, and science historian Susan Lindee, as well as a foreword by political theorist Stephen Macedo.

©2019 Naomi Oreskes (P)2019 Princeton University Press

Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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The Secret Life of the Mind

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Where do our thoughts come from? How do we make choices and trust our judgments? What is the role of the unconscious? Can we manipulate our dreams? In this mind-bending international best seller, award-winning neuroscientist Mariano Sigman explores the complex answers to these and many other age-old questions. Drawing on research in physics, linguistics, psychology, education, and more, Dr. Sigman explains why people who speak more than one language are less prone to dementia, how infants can recognize by sight objects they've previously only touched, how babies - even before they utter their first word - have an innate sense of right and wrong, and how we can read the thoughts of vegetative patients by decoding patterns in their brain activity. The cutting-edge research presented in The Secret Life of the Mind revolutionizes how we understand the role that neuroscience plays in our lives, unlocking the mysterious cerebral processes that control the ways in which we learn, reason, feel, think, and dream.

©2017 Mariano Sigman, PhD (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
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Assassin's Creed: Gold

120 ratings

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Please note: This title contains explicit language Assassin’s Creed: Gold is a stand-alone tale from the Assassin's Creed universe in which we meet Aliyah Khan, a card shark and hustler who’s been dealt a rough hand in life. Surviving through her smarts and street scams, Aliyah struggles to get by until she loses big time to a mysterious older man, Gavin Banks. Her only option to repay Banks is to become an Assassin. During her training, Banks tells Aliyah of the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and Templars, imploring her to help him decode a secret message inscribed on an illegal form of currency during the Great Recoinage of 1696.    With a cast of characters beloved the world over by fans of the franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Gold tells a gripping tale of imminent economic collapse, featuring appearances from Warden of the Royal Mint, Isaac Newton, con artist and counterfeiter William Chaloner, blind assassin Omar Khaled and assassin trainer Rose Galloway. Equal parts adrenaline-fueled and thought-provoking, Assassin’s Creed: Gold draws a compelling parallel with the financial chaos of Isaac Newton’s 17th-century Britain and the economic uncertainty of our more recent history.   Audible’s new full-cast drama will realise the clash of the Assassins and Templars as a gripping audio thriller with lead performances from Riz Ahmed (Emmy winner, Golden Globe nominee, The Night Of, Rogue One, Four Lions), Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Little Britain), Danny Wallace (BAFTA Games Award winner, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Assassin’s Creed III) and Tamara Lawrance (Corvidae, On Chesil Beach).   Performed by: Riz Ahmed, Laura Aikman, Rachel Atkins, Brian Bowles, Andrew Branch, John Chancer, Lily Donovan, Rupert Fairley, Ray Fearon, Owen Findlay, Jason Forbes, Nicholas Goh, Anthony Head, David John, Jim Johnson, Will Kelly, Tamara Lawrance, John Last, Gemma Lawrence, Nicholas le Prevost, Simon Lipson, Hayward Morse, Paul Panting, Laila Payne, Nigel Pilkington, Joseph Radcliffe, David Rintoul, Anne Rosenfeld, Jennifer Saayeng, Gyuri Sarossy, Danny Wallace and Daniel Weyman.

©2019 Ubisoft Entertainment (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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50 Economics Classics

3 ratings

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Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism, and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's best-seller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great books and seminal ideas, clarified and illuminated for all.

©2017 Tom Butler-Bowdon (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
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Ghost Mine

Summary

Previously titled Hell Hole. Deep in a Wyoming mine, hell awaits. Nat Blackburn is given an offer he can't refuse by President Teddy Roosevelt. Tales of gold in the abandoned mining town of Hecla abound. The only problem - those who go seeking their fortune never return. Along with his constant companion, Teta, a hired gun with a thirst for adventure, Nat travels to a barren land where even animals dare not tread. Black-eyed children, strange lights, and ferocious wild men venture from the deep, dark ghost mine...as well as a sinister force hungry for fresh souls.

©2019 Flame Tree Publishing (P)2019 Flame Tree Publishing

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: Hunter Shea
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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The Rights of Man and Common Sense (Revolutions Series)

1 rating

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Published to commemorate the bicentennial of Thomas Paine's death, these texts have remained two of the most influential arguments for liberty in political thought. Common Sense is a pamphlet that Paine wrote in support of American independence. Thanks to its original and simple style, it spread like wildfire through the colonies, helping to inspire the American Revolution. Rights of Man is Paine's passionate defence of the French Revolution that led to his trial for sedition and libel. Acclaimed historian Peter Linebaugh reveals the continued significance of Paine's thought and legacy for our understanding of today's world.

©2009 Verso (editorial matter), Peter Linebaugh (P)2011 Audible Ltd

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
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Optimizing the Power of Action Learning

Summary

This newly revised edition demonstrates how action learning can be used to address today's increasingly complex organizational challenges. Profiling such global leaders as LG, Sony, and Boeing, Marquardt shows how these and other organizations have flourished by discovering how to optimize the power of action learning.   Packed with extensive enhancements, including new international case studies, and more strategies to introduce and maintain action-learning programs within an organization, Optimizing the Power of Action Learning delivers an innovative and fresh perspective - making it a must-have for any organization looking to heighten competitive advantage and sustain success.

©2018 Michael J. Marquardt (P)2018 Gildan Media, LLC

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Pre-Accident Investigations

1 rating

Summary

Time-pressed, professionals looking for practical guidance to shape their current or future safety programs should use this audiobook.  Pre-Accident Investigations: An Introduction to Organizational Safety helps to identify complex potential incidents before they take place. Based around the ’New View’ of human error, it offers established human performance theory in a highly practical context. Written in an engaging, conversational style, around several case studies, the book is grounded in reality, with examples with which anyone can identify. It is an ideal aid for senior safety executives who want to spread the safety message among their colleagues. It is also an excellent choice for course tutors looking for a narrative-led primer.

©2012 Todd Conklin (P)2019 Taylor & Francis

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: Todd Conklin
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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Sachiko

Summary

This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui's survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945 and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath. Having conducted extensive interviews with Sachiko Yasui, Caren Stelson shares the true story of a young girl who survived the atomic bomb and chronicles her long journey to find peace. This special book offers listeners a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II and their aftermath.

©2016 Caren B. Stelson (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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The Rare Coin Score

1 rating

Summary

When it comes to heists, Parker believes in some cardinal rules. On this job, he breaks two of them: never bring a dame along - especially not one you like - and never, ever, work with amateurs. Nevertheless, with the help of a creep named Billy, and the lure of a classy widow, he agrees to set up a heist of a coin convention. But Billy’s a rookie with no idea how to pull off a score, and the lady soon becomes a major distraction. The Rare Coin Score marks the first appearance of Claire, who will steal Parker’s heister’s heart - while together they steal two million dollars’ worth of coins.

©1967 Richard Stark. All rights reserved. (P)2012 AudioGo

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
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Never an Empire

Summary

As the 19th century draws to a close America is at war - a circulation war! In New York the two great leaders of the Yellow Press, William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, have gone head to head, and nothing sells papers like a real war. Such is the power of the press that they get one. American victory over Spain brings its prizes: Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines. In the Philippines a rebel army is already fighting for independence, but the Land of the Free doesn’t want to grant them their wish.... Fourth in James Green’s successful Agents of Independence series, tracing the development of the American Secret Service.

©2018 James Green (P)2018 Audible Studios

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: James Green
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
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The Hunter

3 ratings

Summary

You probably haven't noticed them. But they've noticed you. They notice everything. That's their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers' work habits. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrack. They're heisters. They're pros, and Parker is far and away the best of them. Tough, smart, hardworking, and relentlessly focused on his trade, he is the heister’s heister, the robber’s robber, the heavy’s heavy. You don’t want to cross him, and you don’t want to get in his way, because he’ll stop at nothing to get what he’s after. In The Hunter, the first volume in the series, Parker roars into New York City, seeking revenge on the woman who betrayed him and on the man who took his money, stealing and scamming his way to redemption.

©1962 Richard Stark (P)2010 AudioGO

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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The Nearest Exit

Summary

After being blackballed by the CIA, Milo Weaver finds himself compelled to re-join the elite network of top-secret black-ops agents called 'tourists'. But first he's required to prove his loyalty by killing an innocent teenage girl in Berlin. He has a daughter not much younger than the girl he's been tasked to abduct. As the gripping action unwinds, the brilliant, obese German espionage administrator searches for a traitor among the tourists.

©2011 Olen Steinhauer (P)2011 Oakhill Publishing Ltd

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
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Fearless Leadership

2 ratings

Summary

The intent of this audiobook - the author's goal for you - is to understand the baseless underpinnings of almost all our fears. You read that correctly - almost all our fears - and therefore to discard them. The author has expertly coached leaders and managers in the discovery of, examination of, elimination of and sustained freedom from fears. We all know people who are charming and articulate but flounder on a stage addressing colleagues; musicians who master intricate scores but can’t play the basics when asked to solo; athletes who 'choke'; business people who are strong until it comes time to ask for the business; people who consistently feel like 'imposters.' We are far better at dealing with external, tangible fears than our own imagined ones. We purchase insurance, watch the safety demonstrations, know how to use the Heimlich maneuver. But those are responses to rare and often never-occurring emergencies. Our mythical and monstrous fears are daily dark clouds, masking our talents no less than depression or guilt. It’s time to realize there is no monster under the bed, never has been, and never will be without having to check nightly and without needing a weapon on the night table. Picture yourself freed of restraints that you could never properly articulate and were loath to discuss, but which you carried on your shoulders constantly, a dead weight, nonetheless. Essentially, this audiobook is for entrepreneurs, business owners, and those who seek a better position for themselves and their talents, but who procrastinate, delay, and hang back. It’s about isolating and overcoming the internal fears that we generate every day like a geyser, triggered by time, events, or shifts in the environment. We are our own worst enemies and we ignore the practical remedies to escape fear because we use our energies instead on blaming everyone else.

©2019 Alan Weiss (P)2020 Taylor & Francis

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: Alan Weiss
Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
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50 Business Classics

2 ratings

Summary

50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business lessons from the rise of tech giants like Google, Apple, and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett, as well as lesser-known stories including creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba. Here you'll find the texts and ideas that matter in entrepreneurship, leadership, management, strategy, business history, personal development, technology, and innovation. Summarizing the smartest thinking for today's professional success, 50 Business Classics provides inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives, and students of business and management alike.

©2018 Tom Butler-Bowdon (P)2018 Gildan Media

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
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Teams Unleashed

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Teams Unleashed provides a map and compass for engaged, sustainable, and improved team performance. This practical approach uses the everyday language of teams to highlight what's working, and uncover what's not, and gives teams the tools to incorporate new practices that build team effectiveness. This is an approach proven in the real world of teams since 2005 and used by thousands of teams worldwide.   The steps outlined are based on the fundamentals of coaching - a powerful, repeatable process to support and empower change that makes a difference. Teams Unleashed introduces the five core competencies for working effectively with teams, describes the essential team coaching skills, and provides exercises and activities to generate the important conversations that lead to new understanding and new team norms.   This is a book for those who work with and lead teams: team and executive coaches, internal HR, OD and L&D professionals, and team leaders. This is an approach that gives teams a way to get clear "We are here"; the tools to design "Where we go from here"; and the structure and accountability to stay on track for team success.

©2019 Phillip Sandahl and Alexis Phillips (P)2019 Gildan Media

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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The Man with the Getaway Face

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Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark's eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose-style, Stark is a master of crime writing, his books as influential as any in the genre. Parker goes under the knife in The Man with the Getaway Face, changing his face to escape the mob and a contract on his life. Along the way he scores his biggest heist yet: an armored car in New Jersey, stuffed with cash.

©1963 Richard Stark (P)2010 AudioGo

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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The 12 Rules of Attention

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How to self-regulate and train your brain's attentional mechanism for faster, more accurate, high-quality performance at work. Do you feel like you're 'crushing it'? How productive, happy and fulfilled do you feel each day at your job?  You might ask what attention has to do with it. The answer may help fix a wide range of ongoing workplace concerns, including workplace error.  Simply put, attention is connected to every single thing you think, feel and do at work. It's almost impossible to imagine, but by the end of this book you'll understand how that is, and you'll be tapping into your attentional system and regulating it to your highest advantage.  You'll learn how to: Use your entire attentional system, beyond just focus  Avoid fading out Relieve data overflow, internal and external distraction  Use 'at a glance' mental capacity to 'catch' more desired detail   Regulate the brain's automatic, high-speed attention triggers and use them to your advantage Turn your cell phone into a focus-enhancing device.   The 12-Rules of Attention shows you how to train your attention to sharp, accurate, high definition...and keep it there.

©2020 Joseph Cardillo (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 10 hrs
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The Ambassadors

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In the second novel of Henry James' celebrated late period, American Lambert Strether is sent to Paris on behalf of Mrs. Newsome, his fiancée, to collect her son, Chad. When Strether finds Chad, he discovers an altered man and becomes introduced to a free and unconventional style of life that soon intoxicates him. His views begin to change; the morality of Woollett, his hometown, becomes foreign, and the "ambassador" loses sight of his mission.... Part tragedy, part comedy, The Ambassadors is a rewarding portrait about one man's late awakening. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

Public Domain (P)2017 Naxos AudioBooks

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: Henry James
Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
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Red Meat Republic

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How beef conquered America and gave rise to the modern industrial food complex By the late 19th century, Americans rich and poor had come to expect high-quality fresh beef with almost every meal. Beef production in the United States had gone from small-scale, localized operations to a highly centralized industry spanning the country, with cattle bred on ranches in the rural West, slaughtered in Chicago, and consumed in the nation’s rapidly growing cities. Red Meat Republic tells the remarkable story of the violent conflict over who would reap the benefits of this new industry and who would bear its heavy costs.  Joshua Specht puts people at the heart of his story - the big cattle ranchers who helped to drive the nation’s westward expansion, the meatpackers who created a radically new kind of industrialized slaughterhouse, and the stockyard workers who were subjected to the shocking and unsanitary conditions described by Upton Sinclair in his novel The Jungle. Specht brings to life a turbulent era marked by Indian wars, Chicago labor unrest, and food riots in the streets of New York. He reveals how the enduring success of the cattle-beef complex - centralized, low cost, and meatpacker dominated - was a consequence of the meatpackers’ ability to make their interests overlap with those of a hungry public, while the interests of struggling ranchers, desperate workers, and bankrupt butchers took a backseat. America - and the American table - would never be the same again.  Compelling and unfailingly enjoyable, Red Meat Republic reveals the complex history of exploitation and innovation behind the food we consume today.

©2019 Joshua Specht (P)2019 Princeton University Press

Narrator: John Chancer
Category: History, Americas
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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Deadly Cure

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In Brooklyn in 1899, Dr. Noah Whitestone is called urgently to his wealthy neighbor's house to treat a five-year-old boy with a shocking set of symptoms. When the child dies suddenly later that night, Noah is accused by the boy's regular physician - the powerful and politically connected Dr. Arnold Frias - of prescribing a lethal dose of laudanum. To prove his innocence, Noah must investigate the murder - for it must be murder - and confront the man he is convinced is the real killer. His investigation leads him to a reporter for a muckraking magazine and a beautiful radical editor who are convinced that a secret experimental drug from Germany has caused the death of at least five local children. By degrees, Noah is drawn into a dangerous world of drugs, criminals, and politics, which threatens not only his career, but also his life.

©2017 Lawrence Goldstone (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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The Eagle Turns

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1850 and America is violently divided on the issue of slavery. When President Zachary Taylor dies, suddenly and under questionable circumstances, it is left to his Vice President, Millard Fillmore, a weaker man, to find ways to keep the North and the South apart. In New York, child of Irish immigrants, Matthew O’Hanlon is fired from his job as a newsman on the Herald but, surprisingly, finds work as Foreign Correspondent for the Associated Press in Panama City. There he is given accommodation with a Dr Couperin, his wife, and beautiful daughter, Edith, but finds himself caught up with the secret agents protecting America’s commercial interests during the struggle for control of Panama’s trade routes and, as it crashes about him, realises that he has been living in a house of cards. Set against the Gold Rush and the opening up of California and the OregonTerritories, when the United States walked a narrow and dangerous line, The Eagle Turns charts the course of history as America’s Secret Services struggle to bring prosperity amid the conflict. James Green is well known as the author of the Jimmy Costello crime series, the first book of which, Bad Catholics, was short-listed for the 2009 Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards. A prolific writer, James, who is now working on the second of the five-book series which begins with Another Small Kingdom, is married and lives in Nottinghamshire.

©2014 James Green (P)2014 Audible Studios

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: James Green
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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Another Small Kingdom

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Boston, 1802, Lawyer Macleod is a man full of hate, a dangerous man. When a newly arrived young lawyer is mad enough to insult him, the consequences spin out of control and Macleod is caught up in a web of danger and intrigue. With England at war with France, some powerful Americans feel that the USA's best chance of remaining independent is to throw in their lot with France even if it means accepting a French king for a while. To counter their plot, Macleod is sent to New Orleans, where he meets Marie, wife of Etienne de Valois, aristocrat and fop, and through her learns a terrible secret. Together, unable to trust anyone, they race to uncover the traitors at the heart of the American Government. James Green uses fictional characters to illuminate the real events that lead to the birth of the American Intelligence Services and culminated in the extraordinary Louisiana Purchase, which doubled the size of the USA at the cost of 3 cents an acre. Packed with action and fascinating historical detail, Another Small Kingdom will appeal both to those interested in the history of the USA and to aficionados of intelligent spy thrillers. James Green is well known as the author of the Jimmy Costello crime series, the first book of which, Bad Catholics, was short-listed for the 2009 Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards. A prolific writer, James, who is now working on the second of the five-book series which begins with Another Small Kingdom, is married and lives in Nottinghamshire.

©2012 James Green (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: James Green
Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
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Octopus

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Meet Samuel Israel III. Born into one of the world’s richest families, he rose to the top of Wall Street in the 1980s amid insider trading, drugs, and vice. Founder of the Bayou Hedge Fund Group, which collapsed in 2005, he became synonymous with one of the largest Ponzi frauds in Wall Street's history. But as his fund faced ruin, his story took an astonishing twist. Based on three years of interviews in prison with Israel, acclaimed Rolling Stone journalist Guy Lawson reveals how the conman was himself conned.

Convinced by an ex-CIA operative that a secret bond market existed, Israel wired his investors last $150 million to London and became the target for the strangest swindle in history. From city bank vaults full of US treasury bonds to staged murders in Hamburg, Lawson narrates how the crooked trader lost his grip on reality as he was drawn into an incredible web of conspiracy theory and fraud. A labyrinthine tale of unchecked greed and corruption, this is the most thrilling true story you will ever read.

©2012 Guy Lawson (P)2012 Audible Ltd

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: Guy Lawson
Length: 12 hrs
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End of Epidemics

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Experts predict that the next big epidemic is just around the corner. But are we prepared for it? And could we actually prevent it?  Somewhere out there, a super virus is boiling up in the bloodstream of a bird, bat, monkey or pig, preparing to jump to a human being. This as-yet-undetected germ has the potential to kill more than 300 million people and reduce global GDP by 5-10 percent. That risk makes the threat posed by ISIS, a ground war, a massive climate event or even the dropping of a nuclear bomb on a major city pale by comparison. But there is hope. In The End of Epidemics, leading public health authority Dr Jonathan D. Quick tells the stories of the heroes, past and present, who’ve succeeded in their fights to stop the spread of illness and death. He explains the science and the politics of combating epidemics. And he provides a detailed seven-part plan showing exactly how world leaders, health professionals, the business community, media and ordinary citizens can work together to prevent epidemics, saving millions of lives.

©2018 Bronwyn Fryer, Dr. Jonathon D. Quick (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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Under the Cover of Chaos

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Are Donald Trump's irrationality, cruelty and bombast symptoms of his personality? Is the chaos surrounding him a sign of his incompetence? Are his populism, illiberalism and nationalism just cynical appeals to existing feelings of abandonment, resentment and rage? Lawrence Grossberg shows that the truth is bigger and more frightening. Locating Trumpism in the long struggle among traditional conservatism, the new right and the reactionary right, he suggests that the chaos is far more significant and strategic...and dangerous.  Taking the arguments of the reactionary right seriously, he projects a possible nightmarish future: a cultural nationalism governed by a popular corporatocracy. He lays bare how contemporary political struggles are being shaped by a changing national landscape of moods and feelings, marked by a growing absolutism of judgment and belief and new forms of anxiety, alienation and narcissism.

©2018 Lawrence Grossberg (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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Transforming Health Care

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For decades, the manufacturing industry has employed the Toyota Production System - the most powerful production method in the world - to reduce waste, improve quality, reduce defects and increase worker productivity. In 2001, Virginia Mason Medical Center, an integrated healthcare delivery system in Seattle, Washington, set out to achieve its compelling vision to become the Quality Leader; to fulfil that vision, it adopted the Toyota Production System as its management method.Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience takes you on the journey of of Virginia Mason Medical Center's pursuit of the perfect patient experience through the application of lean principles, tools, and methodology.  Over the last several years, Virginia Mason has become internationally known for its journey towards perfection by applying the Toyota Production System to healthcare. The book takes listeners step by step through Virginia Mason's journey as it seeks to provide perfection to its customer - the patient. This book shows you how you use this system to transform your own organisation.

©2011 Virginia Mason Medical Center (P)2019 Taylor & Francis

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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A Union Not Blessed

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1805. Thomas Jefferson is about to begin a second term, but with a new Vice President. Aaron Burr, dropped from Jefferson's ticket, is a bitter and resentful man bent on revenge. In Boston, Jean Marie Macleod, a middle-aged lawyer, is a worried man. His young and beautiful wife, Marie, seems restless and dissatisfied. Macleod decides to seek advice from a friend in New York and, while there, meets an old acquaintance, Sebastian Francisco de Miranda, South American freedom fighter, Russian secret agent and adventurer. This chance meeting sweeps Macleod into a dark and dangerous world of espionage and violence. His young wife, Marie, sets out to discover what has happened to her husband, also falls in with old friends and is sucked into the terrifying vortex. A Union Not Blessed is a story of treason and betrayal by those who founded America and were appointed its guardians, the men who had become the enemy within. James Green is well known as the author of the Jimmy Costello crime series, the first of which, Bad Catholics, was short-listed for the 2009 Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards. He is married and lives in Nottinghamshire.

©2013 James Green (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Narrator: John Chancer
Author: James Green
Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
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The Fifth Floor

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Michael Kelly, a tough-talking Irish cop turned private investigator, is hired by an ex-flame to tail her abusive husband. But what looked like a bread-and-butter domestic dispute turns out to be more than he bargained for. The tail leads him to an old house on Chicago’s North Side. Here he finds a body and what looks like the answer to one of Chicago’s most enduring mysteries: who started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 – and why. As he explores further he is drawn into a web of corruption and intrigue that reaches right to the top. And soon Kelly finds himself in the last place he wants to be – City Hall’s fifth floor, where the Mayor of Chicago is feeling the heat and looking to silence any investigations.

©2008 Michael Harvey (P)2015 Audible, Ltd.

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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