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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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A set textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world.  Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail... others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist.  Narrated by Eddie Redmayne, this is the first audio book edition of Scamander's textbook ever to be released. Having starred as Newt Scamander himself in the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, who better to narrate this Hogwarts Library book from one of the wizarding world's most famous Magizoologists? Eddie's film credits include The Danish Girl, My Week with Marilyn, Les Misérables and The Theory of Everything, for which he won a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor.  Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents….  Please note: This A-Z textbook is enhanced for audio with original sound design. This audiobook includes "audio footnotes" which have been treated with a sound effect to differentiate them from the main narration.  15% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from this audiobook will be made available by the publisher to Comic Relief and Lumos Foundation for their work with children and young people to help them have a better life. 20% of these monies will be used by Comic Relief and 80% will be used by Lumos Foundation. Comic Relief is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575. *Proceeds means the cash-price or cash-equivalent price less sales taxes.

©2017 J.K. Rowling (P)2017 J.K. Rowling

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The Body Fat Solution

3 ratings

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End Emotional Eating - Reprogram Your Mind for Success - Get Mega Motivated - Never Diet Again! Tapping into his decades of personal training experience, Tom Venuto will help you change your relationship with food and take charge of your life, and he delivers a step-by-step program that promises dramatic and permanent results. An eating plan is just one part of this program. The Body Fat Solution is neither super low carb nor super low fat, and the author steers clear of demonizing entire food groups. Instead, Venuto shows you how to personalize an eating plan that takes into account your unique metabolism and calorie needs. He details the stumbling blocks we all face to success, and gives you the tools to overcome them. He then presents workout programs to maximize the success of the diet plan that are fast and efficient, enabling you to quickly achieve your goal of replacing fat with lean muscle. So why wait? Start your Solution today! This audio comes complete with an exclusive message from the author, as well as printable files of exercises and plans from the book. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Tom Venuto. All rights reserved. (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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Frozen 2: Forest of Shadows

5 ratings

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An original middle grade novel bridging the epic adventure of Frozen with the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios film Frozen 2.

©2019 Disney Press (P)2019 Disney

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This Was a Man

50 ratings

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This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife, Karin, from the cabinet secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus while his wife, Emma, completes her 10 years as chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job. Sebastian Clifton becomes chairman of Farthings Kaufman bank, but only after Hakim Bishara has to resign for personal reasons. Sebastian and Samantha's talented daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade School of Fine Art, but her aunt Grace comes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Lady Virginia is about to flee the country to avoid her creditors when the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she sees another opportunity to clear her debts and finally trump the Cliftons and Barringtons. In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton family when one of them receives a shocking diagnosis that will throw all their lives into turmoil. This Was a Man is the captivating final installment of the Clifton Chronicles, a seven-part series that has topped best-seller lists around the world and enhanced Jeffrey Archer's reputation as a master storyteller. Longtime series narrator Alex Jennings returns for Archer's final installment of the Clifton Chronicles. On Be Careful What You Wish For, AudioFile says, "Alex Jennings's skillful narration deftly unveils the large cast of characters as they maneuver through the nonstop action...Jennings connects with each character for a satisfying, enjoyable listen."

©2016 Jeffrey Archer (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
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The Forgotten: The Complete Trilogy

24 ratings

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Contains books 1-3 of The Forgotten. Forgotten, book 1  Sheriff Hayden Duke was born on the Pilgrim, and he expects to die on the Pilgrim, like his father, and his father before him. That's the way things are on a generation starship centuries from home. He's never questioned it. Never thought about it. And why bother? Access points to the ship's controls are sealed, the systems that guide her automated and out of reach. It isn't perfect, but he has all he needs to be content.  Until a malfunction forces his engineer wife to the edge of the habitable zone to inspect the damage. Until she contacts him, breathless and terrified, to tell him she found a body, and it doesn't belong to anyone on board. Until he arrives at the scene and discovers both his wife and the body are gone. The only clue? A bloody handprint beneath a hatch that hasn't opened in hundreds of years. Until now.  Forsaken, book 2  Sheriff Hayden Duke expects to die any second. He's already been attacked by demonic aliens, rogue soldiers, and even the people he thought were his friends.  They took his wife. He has to find her. He has to survive. Another second. Another breath. He can never give up. He can never rest until she's back in his arms. They'll try to stop him, but it won't be as easy as they think. A new hope is rising in an old world.  Unforgiven, book 3  Sheriff Hayden Duke has got a long way to go before he can rest. How can he when the entire world is under siege by demonic aliens and a brutal thug who calls himself King?  It's an unknown and powerful threat that may be responsible for the end of humankind. The road may be long. The odds may be bad. The stakes may be high. But you can’t keep a good Sheriff down.

©2017 M. R. Forbes (P)2020 Podium Audio

Length: 29 hrs and 49 mins
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Invent and Wander

6 ratings

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In Jeff Bezos' own words, the core principles and philosophy that have guided him in creating, building, and leading Amazon and Blue Origin.  In this collection of Jeff Bezos' writings - his unique and strikingly original annual shareholder letters, plus numerous speeches and interviews that provide insight into his background, his work, and the evolution of his ideas - you'll gain an insider's view of the why and how of his success. Spanning a range of topics across business and public policy, from innovation and customer obsession to climate change and outer space, this book provides a rare glimpse into how Bezos thinks about the world and where the future might take us.  Written in a direct, down-to-earth style, Invent and Wander offers listeners a master class in business values, strategy, and execution.  Each insight offers new ways of thinking through today's challenges - and more importantly, tomorrow's - and the never-ending urgency of striving ahead, never resting on one's laurels. Everyone from CEOs of the Fortune 100 to entrepreneurs just setting up shop to the millions who use Amazon's products and services in their homes or businesses will come to understand the principles that have driven the success of one of the most important innovators of our time.

©2021 Jeffrey P. Bezos; introduction copyright 2021 by Walter Isaacson (P)2020 Gildan Media

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Professional Troublemaker

6 ratings

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From the New York Times best-selling author of I'm Judging You, a hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear - that everlasting hater - and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams. Luvvie Ajayi Jones is known for her trademark wit, warmth, and perpetual truth-telling. But even she's been challenged by the enemy of progress known as fear. She was once afraid to call herself a writer and nearly skipped out on doing a TED talk that changed her life because of imposter syndrome. As she shares in Professional Troublemaker, she's not alone. We're all afraid. We're afraid of asking for what we want because we're afraid of hearing "no". We're afraid of being different, of being too much or not enough. We're afraid of leaving behind the known for the unknown. But in order to do the things that will truly, meaningfully change our lives, we have to become professional troublemakers: people who are committed to not letting fear talk them out of the things they need to do or say to live free. With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her professional troublemaking Nigerian grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, Luvvie walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; how to use our voice for a greater good; and how to put movement to the voice we've been silencing - because truth-telling is a muscle. The point is not to be fearless, but to know we are afraid and charge forward regardless. It is to recognize that the things we must do are more significant than our fears. This book is about how to live boldly in spite of all the reasons we have to cower. Let's go!

©2021 Luvvie Ajayi Jones (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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The Chris Farley Show

48 ratings

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The New York Times best-selling biography of an American comedy legend. After three years of sobriety, Chris Farley's life was at its creative peak until a string of professional disappointments chased him back to drugs and alcohol. He fought hard against them, but it was a fight he would lose in December 1997. Farley's fans immediately drew parallels between his death and that of his idol, John Belushi. Without looking deeper, however, many failed to see that Farley was much more than just another Hollywood drug overdose. In this officially authorized oral history, Farley's friends and family remember his work and life. Along the way, they tell a remarkable story of boundless energy, determination, and laughter that could only keep the demons at bay for so long.

©2008 Tom Farley, Junior, and Tanner Colby (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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The Girls of Victory Street: An Absolutely Heartbreaking World War 2 Family Saga

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From Amazon best seller Pam Howes comes an emotional World War Two saga about three young women whose bravery and friendship will see them through the darkest times.  Liverpool, 1939. Bella Rogers thought her life was just starting; she can’t wait to get married to her childhood sweetheart, Bobby. But when war is declared and Bobby is called up, his letters stop, leaving Bella heartbroken and alone. Then her family is torn apart by tragedy when her angelic 5-year-old sister dies from a terrible illness. They can barely afford a funeral, but the church is packed with the entire community, devastated for their loss.  Grieving for her sister and lost love, Bella finds a job at the Bryant and May factory, making matches. As bombs begin to fall, Bella gets the workers singing, keeping spirits high amidst the fear. When she meets a handsome American airman, Earl Franklin Jr, Bella’s heart finally starts to mend. Earl encourages her passion and soon she and her friends are offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to travel the country’s army bases, entertaining the troops and singing for victory. They name themselves The Bryant Sisters.  Just as her life is getting back on track, Bella finds herself pregnant - and Earl reveals a shattering secret that changes everything about their future. Desolate, she flees home to Liverpool, but as an unmarried mother, will her family reject her? And, as she faces a terrible sacrifice, will she ever sing with The Bryant Sisters again?  A heartbreaking historical novel about women in wartime, friendship, family and hope. Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries, Diney Costeloe and Wives of War.

©2020 Pam Howes (P)2020 Bookouture

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My Squirrel Days

47 ratings

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Comedian and star of The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious and uplifting collection of essays about one pale woman’s journey from Midwestern naïf to Hollywood semi-celebrity to outrageously reasonable New Yorker. There comes a time in every sitcom actress’ life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When Ellie Kemper’s number was up, she was ready. Contagiously cheerful, predictably wholesome, and mostly inspiring except for one essay about her husband’s feet, My Squirrel Days is a funny, freewheeling tour of Ellie’s life - from growing up in suburban St. Louis with a vivid imagination and a crush on David Letterman to moving to Los Angeles and accidentally falling on Doris Kearns Goodwin. But those are not the only famous names dropped in this synopsis. Ellie will also share stories of inadvertently insulting Ricky Gervais at the Emmy Awards, telling Tina Fey that she has “great hair - really strong and thick”, and offering a maxi pad to Steve Carell. She will take you back to her childhood as a nature lover determined to commune with squirrels, to her college career as a benchwarming field hockey player with no assigned position, and to her young professional days writing radio commercials for McDonald’s but never getting paid. Ellie will guide you along her journey through adulthood, from unorganized bride to impatient wife to anxious mother who - as recently observed by a sassy hairstylist - “dresses like a mom”. Well, sassy hairstylist, Ellie Kemper is a mom. And she has been dressing like it since she was four. Ellie has written for GQ, Esquire, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and The Onion. Her voice is the perfect antidote to the chaos of modern life. In short, she will tell you nothing you need to know about making it in show business and everything you need to know about discreetly changing a diaper at a Cibo Express.

©2018 Ellie Kemper (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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A Gift from Earth

1 rating

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The world named Mount Lookitthat was never meant for humans - it was shrouded in lethal mists. Life existed only on one plateau, unreachable except from space. But the disastrous decision to colonize the planet could not be reversed. So the settlers survived somehow - under a ruthless dictatorship. Mount Lookitthat was rebellion-proof. Then fate dealt the colonists a wild card named Matthew Keller, who had a talent that neither he nor anybody else knew about. At last the colonists had a glimmer of hope!

©2019 Larry Niven (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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The Guns at Last Light

9 ratings

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The eagerly awaited final volume in Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Atkinson's New York Times best-selling Liberation Trilogy. It is the 20th century's unrivaled epic: At a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his best-selling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted the history of how the American-led coalition fought its way from North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most dramatic story of all - the titanic battle in Western Europe. D-Day marked the commencement of the war's final campaign, and Atkinson's astonishingly fresh account of that enormous gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows. The brutal fight in Normandy, the liberation of Paris, the disaster that was Market Garden, the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and finally the thrust to the heart of the Third Reich - all these historic moments come utterly alive. Atkinson tells the tale from the perspective of participants at all levels, from presidents and prime ministers to ambitious generals, from war-weary lieutenants to terrified teenage riflemen. When Germany at last surrenders, we understand anew both the devastating cost of this global conflagration and the awe-inspiring effort that led to Germany's surrender. With the stirring final volume of this monumental trilogy, Rick Atkinson's remarkable accomplishment is manifest. He has produced the definitive chronicle of the war that restored freedom to the West. His lively, occasionally lyric prose brings the vast theater of battle, from the beaches of Normandy deep into Germany, brilliantly alive. It is hard to imagine a better history of the western front's final phase.

©2013 Rich Atkinson (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Category: History, Military
Length: 32 hrs and 18 mins
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The Escape Artists

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Neal Bascomb, a New York Times best-selling author, delivers the spellbinding story of the downed Allied airmen who masterminded the remarkably courageous - and ingenious - breakout from Germany's most devilish POW camp. In the winter trenches and flak-filled skies of World War I, soldiers and pilots alike might avoid death only to find themselves imprisoned in Germany's archipelago of POW camps, often in abominable conditions. The most infamous was Holzminden, a landlocked Alcatraz of sorts that housed the most troublesome, escape-prone prisoners. Its commandant was a boorish, hate-filled tyrant named Karl Niemeyer, who swore that none should ever leave.  Desperate to break out of "Hellminden" and return to the fight, a group of Allied prisoners led by ace pilot (and former Army sapper) David Gray hatch an elaborate escape plan. Their plot demands a risky feat of engineering as well as a bevy of disguises, forged documents, fake walls, and steely resolve.  Once beyond the watch towers and round-the-clock patrols, Gray and almost a dozen of his half-starved fellow prisoners must then make a heroic 150-mile dash through enemy-occupied territory toward free Holland.  Drawing on never-before-seen memoirs and letters, Neal Bascomb brings this narrative to cinematic life amid the twilight of the British Empire and the darkest, most savage hours of the fight against Germany. At turns tragic, funny, inspirational, and nail-bitingly suspenseful, this is the little-known story of the biggest POW breakout of the Great War.

©2018 Neal Bascomb (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Neal Bascomb
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

244 ratings

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The best-selling investing "bible" offers new information, new insights, and new perspectives  The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effective investment strategy for building wealth over the long term: buy and hold, at very low cost, a mutual fund that tracks a broad stock market Index such as the S&P 500.  While the stock market has tumbled and then soared since the first edition of The Little Book of Common Sense Investing was published in April 2007, Bogle's investment principles have endured and served investors well. This tenth anniversary edition includes updated data and new information but maintains the same long-term perspective as in its predecessor. Bogle has also added two new chapters designed to provide further guidance to investors: one on asset allocation, the other on retirement investing.  A portfolio focused on index funds is the only investment that effectively guarantees your fair share of stock market returns. This strategy is favored by Warren Buffett, who said this about Bogle: "For decades, Jack has urged investors to invest in ultra-low-cost index funds.... Today, however, he has the satisfaction of knowing that he helped millions of investors realize far better returns on their savings than they otherwise would have earned. He is a hero to them and to me."  Bogle shows you how to make index investing work for you and help you achieve your financial goals and finds support from some of the world's best financial minds: not only Warren Buffett but Benjamin Graham, Paul Samuelson, Burton Malkiel, Yale's David Swensen, Cliff Asness of AQR, and many others.  This new edition of The Little Book of Common Sense Investing offers you the same solid strategy as its predecessor for building your financial future.  Build a broadly diversified, low-cost portfolio without the risks of individual stocks, manager selection, or sector rotation.  Forget the fads and marketing hype, and focus on what works in the real world.  Understand that stock returns are generated by three sources (dividend yield, earnings growth, and change in market valuation) in order to establish rational expectations for stock returns over the coming decade.  Recognize that in the long run, business reality trumps market expectations.  Learn how to harness the magic of compounding returns while avoiding the tyranny of compounding costs.  While index investing allows you to sit back and let the market do the work for you, too many investors trade frantically, turning a winner's game into a loser's game. The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is a solid guidebook to your financial future.

©2017 John C. Bogle (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
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The Rational Optimist

45 ratings

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Life is getting better at an accelerating rate. Food availability, income, and life span are up; disease, child mortality, and violence are down all across the globe. Though the world is far from perfect, necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth is slowing; Africa is following Asia out of poverty; the Internet, the mobile phone, and container shipping are enriching people's lives as never before. The pessimists who dominate public discourse insist that we will soon reach a turning point and things will start to get worse. But they have been saying this for 200 years. Yet Matt Ridley does more than describe how things are getting better. He explains why. Prosperity comes from everybody working for everybody else. The habit of exchange and specialization, which started more than 100,000 years ago, has created a collective brain that sets human living standards on a rising trend. The mutual dependence, trust, and sharing that result are causes for hope, not despair. This bold book covers the entire sweep of human history, from the Stone Age to the Internet, from the stagnation of the Ming empire to the invention of the steam engine, from the population explosion to the likely consequences of climate change. It ends with a confident assertion that thanks to the ceaseless capacity of the human race for innovative change, and despite inevitable disasters along the way, the 21st century will see both human prosperity and natural biodiversity enhanced. Acute, refreshing, and revelatory, The Rational Optimist will change your way of thinking about the world for the better.

©2010 Matt Ridley (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Matt Ridley
Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
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The Diversity Bonus

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How businesses and other organizations can improve their performance by tapping the power of differences in how people think. What if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do in order to make society more integrated and just? What if diversity can also improve the bottom line of businesses and other organizations facing complex challenges in the knowledge economy? It can. And The Diversity Bonus shows how and why. Scott Page, a leading thinker, writer, and speaker whose ideas and advice are sought after by corporations, nonprofits, universities, and governments around the world, makes a clear and compellingly pragmatic case for diversity and inclusion. He presents overwhelming evidence that teams that include different kinds of thinkers outperform homogenous groups on complex tasks, producing what he calls "diversity bonuses". These bonuses include improved problem solving, increased innovation, and more accurate predictions - all of which lead to better performance and results. Page shows that various types of cognitive diversity - differences in how people perceive, encode, analyze, and organize the same information and experiences - are linked to better outcomes. He then describes how these cognitive differences are influenced by other kinds of diversity, including racial and gender differences - in other words, identity diversity. Identity diversity, therefore, can also produce bonuses. Drawing on research in economics, psychology, computer science, and many other fields, The Diversity Bonus also tells the stories of people and organizations that have tapped the power of diversity to solve complex problems. And the book includes a challenging response from Katherine Phillips of the Columbia Business School. The result changes the way we think about diversity in the workplace - and far beyond it. Author bio: Scott E. Page is the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of complex systems, political science, and economics at the University of Michigan and an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is the author of The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies and Diversity and Complexity (both Princeton). He has been a featured speaker at Davos as well as at organizations such as Google, Bloomberg, BlackRock, Boeing, and NASA.

©2017 Princeton University Press (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

75 ratings

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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality. Piketty shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality - the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth - today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty says, and may do so again. A work of extraordinary ambition, originality, and rigor, Capital in the Twenty-First Century reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 the President and Fellows of Harvard College (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Mama's Last Hug

39 ratings

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New York Times best-selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions.  Mama's Last Hug opens with the dramatic farewell between Mama, a dying 59-year-old chimpanzee matriarch, and biologist Jan Van Hooff. This heartfelt final meeting of two longtime friends, widely shared as a video, offers a window into how deep and instantly recognizable these bonds can be.  So begins Frans de Waal's whirlwind tour of new ideas and findings about animal emotions, based on his renowned studies of the social and emotional lives of chimpanzees, bonobos, and other primates. De Waal discusses facial expressions, animal sentience and consciousness, Mama's life and death, the emotional side of human politics, and the illusion of free will. He distinguishes between emotions and feelings, all the while emphasizing the continuity between our species and other species. And he makes the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: We don't have a single organ that other animals don't have, and the same is true for our emotions. 

©2019 Frans de Waal (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
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Sales Management. Simplified

44 ratings

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Because managing sales doesn't have to be so complicated. Why do sales organizations fall short? Every day expert consultants like Mike Weinberg are called on by companies large and small to find the answer - and it's one that may surprise you. Typically the issue lies not with the sales team - but with how it is being led. Through their attitude and actions, senior executives and sales managers unknowingly undermine performance. In Sales Management. Simplified. Weinberg tells it straight, calling out the problems plaguing sales forces and the costly mistakes made by even the best-intentioned sales managers. The good news: With the right guidance, results can be transformed. Blending blunt, practical advice with funny stories from the field, this book helps you: Implement a simple framework for sales leadership Foster a healthy, high-performance sales culture Conduct productive meetings Create a killer compensation plan Put the right people in the right roles Coach for success Retain top producers and remediate underperformers Point salespeople at the proper targets Sharpen your sales story Regain control of your calendar And more Long on solutions and short on platitudes, Sales Management. Simplified. delivers the tools you need to succeed.

©2015 Mike Weinberg (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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Fooling Some of the People All of the Time

16 ratings

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A rare look inside the world of activist hedge funds from one of this country's top investors. In 2002, David Einhorn, the president of Greenlight Capital, gave a speech at a charity investment conference and was asked to share his best investment idea. He described his reasons why Greenlight had sold short the shares of Allied Capital, a leader in the private finance industry. What followed was a firestorm of controversy. Allied responded with a Washington, D.C. style spin-job - attacking Einhorn and disseminating half-truths and outright lies. Undeterred by the spin-job and lies, Greenlight continued its research after the speech and discovered Allied's behavior was far worse than Einhorn ever suspected. Fooling Some of the People All of the Time is the gripping chronicle of this saga, and this edition contains all new updates from the author. Minute by minute, it delves deep inside Wall Street, showing how the $6-billion hedge fund Greenlight Capital conducts its investment research and detailing the maneuvers of an unscrupulous company. Along the way, you'll witness feckless regulators, compromised politicians, and the barricades our capital markets have erected against exposing misconduct from important Wall Street customers. Goes behind the scenes to detail the truth about investing, short selling, and the politics of business Shows the failings of Wall Street: its investment banks, analysts, journalists, and especially our government regulators Offers insights into the battles surrounding hedge funds Reveals the immense difficulties that prevent the government from sanctioning politically connected companies At its most basic level, Allied Capital is the story of Wall Street at its worst. But the story is much bigger than one little-known company. Fooling Some of the People All of the Time is an important call for effective law enforcement, free speech, and fair play.

©2008 David Einhorn (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
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Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary

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From the New York Times best-selling author and top pollster Dr. Frank Luntz comes an unprecedented examination of communication excellence and how top performers win in all areas of human endeavor through superb communication skills. From Mike Bloomberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger to business icons Rupert Murdoch, Steve Wynn, and Fred Smith, to the CEOs of MGM Resorts, J. Crew, and Gibson Guitar, to legendary sports superstars like Larry Bird, Jimmy Connors, and Mike Richter, to media legends Roger Ailes, Don Imus, and dozens more, Luntz tells their stories in their own words. He demonstrates how their style of operation and communication is absolutely essential to their success. Luntz makes it clear that following the rules of effective communication is indispensable in any successful human endeavor. Dr. Luntz offers more than 70 new “words that work” for private one-on-one meetings with your boss, for public presentations to hundreds of colleagues, or for television appearances that reach millions. There are more than three dozen specific lessons and recommendations—and each one directly illustrates the nine essential action-oriented principles of winning at every level: People-Centered, Paradigm-Breaking, Prioritizing, Perfection, Partnerships, Passion, Persuasion, Persistence, and Principles. Do you have what it takes? Win is an unprecedented examination of the art, science, and language of winning, and a must-have for people who want to understand and emulate the winners of today. The definition of winning: The ability to grasp the human dimension of every situation The ability to know what questions to ask and when to ask them The ability to see what doesn’t yet exist and bring it to life The ability to see the challenge, and the solution, from every angle The ability to distinguish the essential from the important

©2011 The Word Doctors, LLC (P)2011 Hyperion

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
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The Wealthy Barber

372 ratings

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A frequent guest on national TV and radio shows, David Chilton is widely praised for his ability to combine humor and common sense to show people the simplicity of sound financial planning. This updated edition of one of the biggest-selling financial-planning books will help you straighten out the complex twists and turns of personal finance on the road to monetary independence. Chilton shows you how to get rich slowly and steadily - even if your salary is average! Relying on his fictional assistant, Roy the barber, and healthy dollops of humor, Chilton shows how you can take charge of your money now and achieve future financial freedom. Using an entertaining story to present his plan, Chilton shows you the way to fiscal good fortune, even if your current finances seem like a calamity. L.J. Ganser’s congenial narration highlights Chilton’s affable, readily accessible style.

©1998 David Barr Chilton (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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Memory Rescue

7 ratings

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A proven program from number one New York Times best-selling author and brain researcher Dr. Daniel Amen to help you change your brain and improve your memory today! Brain imaging research demonstrates that memory loss actually starts in the brain decades before you have any symptoms. Learn the actions you can take to help not just prevent memory loss later in life...but to begin restoring the memory you may have already lost. Expert physician Dr. Amen reveals how a multipronged strategy - including dietary changes, physical and mental exercises, and spiritual practices - can improve your brain health, enhance your memory, and reduce the likelihood that you'll develop Alzheimer's and other memory loss-related conditions. Keeping your brain healthy isn't just a medical issue; it's a God-given capacity and an essential building block for physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Take action against the fast-increasing memory crisis that threatens this crucial part of who you are - and help your brain, body, and soul stay strong for the rest of your life. Author bio: Dr. Daniel G. Amen is a physician, a double board certified psychiatrist, founder and CEO of Amen Clinics, and a 10-time New York Times best-selling author. He is author of over 30 books including the best-selling Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and The Daniel Plan (with Rick Warren and Mark Hyman). Dr. Amen has written, produced, and hosted nine popular shows about the brain that have aired over 70,000 times across North America. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association who has spoken for the National Security Agency and his work has been featured in outlets including Newsweek, Time, ABC World News, 20/20, BBC, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Men's Health.

©2017 Daniel G. Amen, MD (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
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Chickenhawk

57 ratings

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With more than half a million copies sold, Robert Mason's Chickenhawk is one of the best-selling books ever written about the Vietnam War. Critically acclaimed for its unflinching detail, the book has been hailed by The New York Times as "a hypnotic narrative" and by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as "very simply the best book so far out of Vietnam." Fascinated with flying from a young age, Mason earned his private pilot's license even before graduating high school. He enlisted in the army in 1964 and endured an extremely challenging "weeding out" process in an effort to fly helicopters. Sent to Vietnam, he survived more than 1,000 air combat missions despite the violence and brutality exploding all around him. This completely honest account of one soldier's traumatic experiences provides a perspective often neglected in print and film - that of the helicopter pilot. Through L. J. Ganser's powerful narration, the shattering story of men who lived and flew in constant peril is vividly retold.

©1983 Robert C. Mason (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Robert Mason
Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
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The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

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This complete collection includes all of the published stories of Eudora Welty. There are 41 stories in all, including those in the earlier collections A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Golden Apples, and The Bride of the Innisfallen, as well as previously uncollected stories. The full cast of narrators includes Jessica Almasy, Victor Bevine, Marc Boyett, Jonathan Davis, Colman Domingo, Jeremy Gage, L. J. Ganser, Gayle Hendrix, Khristine Hvam, Allyson Johnson, Katy Kellgren, Kevin Pariseau, Elisabeth Rodgers, Barbara Rosenblat, Eileen Stevens, Suzanne Toren, Marc Vietor, Ollie Wyman, and Gabra Zackman.

©1980 1980, 1966, 1963, 1955 by Eudora Welty. C. 1954, 1952, 1951, 1949, 1948, 1947, 1943, 1942, 1941, 1939, 1938, 1937, 1936 by Eudora Welty. Copyright renewed 1994, 1991, 1980, 1979, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1967, 1966 1965 by Eudora Welty. (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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The Fairy-Tale Detectives

8 ratings

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The recently orphaned Sisters Grimm find out from their Granny, who they thought was dead, that they're descendents of the legendary Brothers Grimm. Now they must take over the family responsibility of being fairy tale detectives in a town where fairy tales are real. Their first case: a giant is destroying the town and it may have something to do with a boy named Jack and a certain famous beanstalk.

©2005 Michael Buckley (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

3 ratings

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Eleven essential classics in one volume This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.  Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.  This volume contains the following:  Introduction by Ben Bova  Call Me Joe by Poul Anderson  Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr. (as Don A. Stuart)  Nerves by Lester del Rey  Universe by Robert A. Heinlein  The Marching Morons by C. M. Kornbluth  Vintage Season by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (as Lawrence O'Donnell)  And Then There Were None by Eric Frank Russell  The Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer Smith  Baby Is Three by Theodore Sturgeon  The Time Machine by H. G. Wells  With Folded Hands by Jack Williamson

©2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Eagle Blue

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Eagle Blue follows the Fort Yukon Eagles, winners of six regional championships in a row, through the course of an entire 28-game season, from their first day of practice in late November to the Alaska State Championship Tournament in March. With insight, frankness, and compassion, Michael D’Orso climbs into the lives of these 14 boys, their families, and their coach, shadowing them through an Arctic winter of 50-below-zero temperatures and near-round-the-clock darkness as the Eagles crisscross Alaska in pursuit of their - and their village’s - dream.

©2006 Michael D'Orso (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
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Talking to Crazy

55 ratings

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Audie Award Finalist, Business/Personal Development, 2016 Let's face it: We all know people who are irrational. No matter how hard you try to reason with them, it never works. So what's the solution? How do you talk to someone who's out of control? What can you do with a boss who bullies, a spouse who yells, or a friend who frequently bursts into tears? In his book Just Listen, Mark Goulston shared his best-selling formula for getting through to the resistant people in your life. Now, in his breakthrough new book Talking to Crazy, he brings his communication magic to the most difficult group of all - the downright irrational. As a psychiatrist, Goulston has seen his share of crazy, and he knows from experience that you can't simply argue it away. The key to handling irrational people is to learn to lean in to the crazy - to empathize with it. That radically changes the dynamic and transforms you from a threat into an ally. Talking to Crazy explains this counterintuitive Sanity Cycle and reveals: Why people act the way they do How instinctive responses can exacerbate the situation and what to do instead When to confront a problem and when to walk away How to use a range of proven techniques including Time Travel, the Fish-bowl, and the Belly Roll And much more You can't reason with unreasonable people - but you can reach them. This powerful and practical book shows you how. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Mark Goulston (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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Murder in E Minor

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Iconic sleuth Nero Wolfe returns to track down the murderer of a New York Symphony Orchestra conductor in this Nero Award-winning mystery. Ever since disgraced associate Orrie Cather’s suicide, armchair detective Nero Wolfe has relished retirement in his Manhattan brownstone on West 35th Street. Two years after Cather’s death, only a visit from Maria Radovich - and the urging of Wolfe’s prize assistant, Archie Goodwin - could draw the eccentric and reclusive genius back into business. Maria’s uncle, New York Symphony Orchestra conductor Milan Stevens, formerly known as Milos Stefanovic, spent his youth alongside Wolfe as a fellow freedom fighter in the mountains of Montenegro. And now that the maestro has been receiving death threats, Wolfe can’t turn his back on the compatriot who once saved his life. Though her uncle has dismissed the menacing letters, Maria fears they’re more than the work of a harmless crank. But before Wolfe can attack the case, Stevens is murdered. The accused is the orchestra’s lead violinist, whose intimate relationship with Maria hit more than a few sour notes in her uncle’s professional circle. But Wolfe knows that when it comes to murder, nothing is so simple - especially when there are so many suspects, from newspaper critics and ex-lovers to an assortment of shady musicians. Now, in this award-winning novel that carries on the great tradition of Rex Stout, the irascible and immovable Nero Wolfe is back in the game, listening for clues and ready to go to war to find a killer.

©1986 by Robert Goldsborough (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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Tower of Skulls

1 rating

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An eye-opening, path-breaking account of the onset of the Asia-Pacific War, by the acclaimed author of Downfall and Guadalcanal. In 1937, the swath of the globe east from India to the Pacific Ocean enclosed half the world’s population, all save a fraction enduring under some form of colonialism. Japan’s onslaught into China that year unleashed a tidal wave of events that fundamentally transformed this region and killed about 25 million people.  From just two nation states with real sovereignty, Thailand and Japan, and two with compromised sovereignty, China and Mongolia, the region today encompasses at least 19 major sovereign nations. This epic World War II narrative describes in exquisite detail the battles across this entire region and links those struggles on many levels with their profound 21st-century legacies. Beginning with China’s long-neglected years of heroic, costly resistance, Tower of Skulls explodes outward to campaigns including Singapore, the Philippines, the Netherlands East Indies, India, and Burma, as well as across the Pacific to Pearl Harbor.  This story casts penetrating light on how struggles in Europe and Asia merged into a tightly entwined global war. It features not just battles, but also the sweeping political, economic, and social effects of the war, and are graced with a rich tapestry of individual characters from top-tier political and military figures down to ordinary servicemen, as well as the accounts of civilians of all races and ages. Drawing on rich archival research and recently discovered documentary evidence, award-winning historian Richard B. Frank presents the first unified account of this titanic turmoil that gave birth to the world we live in now.

©2020 Richard B. Frank (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Category: History, Military
Length: 26 hrs and 23 mins
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Vorpal Blade

6 ratings

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One of the unquestioned masters of military science fiction, New York Times best-selling author John Ringo teams with real-life rocket scientist Travis S. Taylor for this action-packed sequel to Into the Looking Glass. The alien Dreen are still a terrifying menace across the galaxy, but Earth has a new weapon - the first human warp ship. Aboard the Vorpal Blade, America's tough-as-nails Force Recon Marines seek the Dreen, hoping to bring the fight directly to them.

©2007 John Ringo &Travis S. Taylor (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
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Hot Rod Hamster

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There’s a hot rod race today at noon! But before the hamster can enter the big race, he must first find his perfect hot rod. Where will he ever find a car small enough for a hamster? Of course - at Dog’s Junk Yard! Dog tries to help Hamster, but there are so many cars for Hamster to choose from. Old car? New car? Or a shiny, glittering blue car? How will Hamster ever decide which is best for burning rubber? In Hot Rod Hamster, Newbery Honor winner Cynthia Lord pens a delightful tale about a hamster who feels the need for speed. Children will be thrilled to join in as narrator L.J. Ganser’s vibrant voice guides them through Hamster’s difficult decision and asks, “Which would you choose?”

©2010 Cynthia Lord (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Cynthia Lord
Length: 4 mins
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Rhyming Dust Bunnies

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With Rhyming Dust Bunnies, the irresistible humor of Kirkus Best Children’s Book author Jan Thomas is sure to trigger gales of giggles. Dust bunnies Ed, Ned, and Ted have a flair for rhyming. That’s why their fuzzy friend Bob often drives them crazy. When they say far, jar, and tar, Bob says look. And when they sing out with rug, hug, and mug, Bob chimes in with look out. But is Bob really a rhyming misfit or does he just know something they don’t know?

©2009 Jan Thomas (P)2010 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Jan Thomas
Length: 4 mins
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Misbehaving

118 ratings

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Get ready to change the way you think about economics. Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world. Traditional economics assumes rational actors. Early in his research, Thaler realized these Spock-like automatons were nothing like real people. Whether buying a clock radio, selling basketball tickets, or applying for a mortgage, we all succumb to biases and make decisions that deviate from the standards of rationality assumed by economists. In other words we misbehave. More importantly, our misbehavior has serious consequences. Dismissed at first by economists as an amusing sideshow, the study of human miscalculations and their effects on markets now drives efforts to make better decisions in our lives, our businesses, and our governments. Coupling recent discoveries in human psychology with a practical understanding of incentives and market behavior, Thaler enlightens listeners about how to make smarter decisions in an increasingly mystifying world. He reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning faculty offices in a new building to TV game shows, the NFL draft, and businesses like Uber. Laced with antic stories of Thaler's spirited battles with the bastions of traditional economic thinking, Misbehaving is a singular look into profound human foibles. When economics meets psychology, the implications for individuals, managers, and policy makers are both profound and entertaining. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Richard H. Thaler (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
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Three Roads to Quantum Gravity

6 ratings

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In Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin provides an accessible overview of the attempts to build a final "theory of everything." He explains in simple terms what scientists are talking about when they say the world is made from exotic entities such as loops, strings, and black holes and tells the fascinating stories behind these discoveries: the rivalries, epiphanies, and intrigues he witnessed firsthand. Written with exceptional style and clarity, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity confronts the deepest questions of the nature of the universe and provides a preview of some of the remarkable scientific developments we can look forward to in the 21st century.

©2001 Lee Smolin; Postscript © 2002 by Lee Smolin; Postscript to the 2017 Edition © 2017 by Lee Smolin (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Lee Smolin
Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
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The End of History and the Last Man

8 ratings

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Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.

©1992, 2006 Francis Fukuyama (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
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361

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The men in the tan-and-cream Chrysler came with guns blazing. When Ray Kelly woke up in the hospital, it was a month later, he was missing an eye, and his father was dead. Then things started to get bad. From the mind of the incomparable Donald E. Westlake comes a devastating story of betrayal and revenge, an exploration of the limits of family loyalty and how far a man will go when everything he loves is taken from him.

©1962 Donald E. Westlake (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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The Art of Living

31 ratings

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In Stella Adler's The Art of Acting, her seminal work on the performing arts, transcripts from Adler's acting classes were lovingly transformed into a readable volume. In the same vein, The Art of Living presents transcripts from legendary business speaker and mentor Bob Proctor's most popular workshop - Matrixx - and brings this wisdom to a wider audience in book form. With this audiobook, the listener will become a student of Bob Proctor as he teaches lessons and presents jewels of wisdom on living an extraordinary life. Listeners will marvel at Proctor's miraculous way of disseminating his decades of business wisdom into easy-to-understand parables and learn lessons on what our creative faculties are and how to use them, why we need to unlearn most of the false beliefs we've been indoctrinated with our whole lives, and how our intellects have the ability not only to put us ahead in life but also to be our biggest detriment.

©2015 Proctor Gallagher Institute (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
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Mafia Prince

9 ratings

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Mafia Prince is the first-person account of one of the most violent eras in Mafia history - "Little" Nicky Scarfo’s reign as boss of the Philly family in the 1980s - written by Scarfo’s underboss and nephew, "Crazy" Phil Leonetti. The youngest-ever underboss at the age of 31, Leonetti was at the crux of the violent downfall of the traditional American Mafia in the 1980s when he infiltrated Atlantic City after gambling was legalized, and later turned state’s evidence against his own. His testimony directly led to the convictions of dozens of high-ranking made men including John Gotti, Vincent Gigante, and his own uncle, Nicky Scarfo - sparking the beginning of the end of La Cosa Nostra. Just as The Godfather and Boardwalk Empire defined the early 20th century Mafia, and Wiseguy and Casino depicted the next great era through the ’70s, Mafia Prince concludes this epic genre revealing the Mafia’s violent final heyday of the 1980s straight from the horse’s mouth.

©2012 Phillip Leonetti, Scott Burnstein and Christopher Graziano (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
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The Anderson Tapes

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This novel represents the first appearance of Lawrence Sanders' most famous character, Edward X. Delaney, and the masterpiece of murder and suspense that launched Sanders' career. The author outlines the conception, planning, and execution of the robbery of an Upper East Side apartment building with machine-like precision. The novel employs a clever premise: the entire story is told in surveillance-tape transcripts and reports from law-enforcement agencies, each of which observes an aspect of the situation in which the robbery takes place. This suspenseful classic is brought to life by a full cast, including L. J. Ganser, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett, Zoe Hunter, Gabra Zackman, Lauren Fortgang, Kevin T. Collins, Josh Hurley and Peter Ganim.

©1969, 1970 Lawrence Sanders (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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Mad Ducks and Bears

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George Plimpton's follow-up to Paper Lion, one of his personal favorites among his classics - now recorded and including a foreword from Steve Almond. In Mad Ducks and Bears, George Plimpton's engaging companion to Paper Lion, Plimpton focuses on two of the most entertaining and roguish linemen and former teammates: Alex Karras ("Mad Ducks") and John Gordy ("Bears"), both of whom went on to achieve brilliant post-football success. A more reflective, less madcap audiobook than Plimpton's other work, Mad Ducks and Bears is no less truthful and searching. In this fond exploration of football's values and follies, Plimpton rejoins his two teammates to discuss their careers in this brutal but captivating game. The result is an astute exploration into the fascinating lives and motivations of the players at home, in the locker room, and on the field.

©2016 George Plimpton (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Why Is Sex Fun?

6 ratings

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To us humans, the sex lives of many animals seem weird. In fact, by comparison with all the other animals, we are the ones with the weird sex lives. How did that come to be?Just count our bizarre ways. We are the only social species to insist on carrying out sex privately. Stranger yet, we have sex at any time, even when the female can't be fertilized (for example, because she is already pregnant, post-menopausal, or between fertile cycles). A human female doesn't know her precise time of fertility and certainly doesn't advertise it to human males by the striking color changes, smells, and sounds used by other female mammals.  Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest ancestor, the apes? Why does the human female, virtually alone among mammals go through menopause? Why does the human male stand out as one of the few mammals to stay (often or usually) with the female he impregnates, to help raise the children that he sired? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large?  There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamond - renowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology and award-winning author - to explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status.

©1997 Jared Diamond (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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No Place to Hide

19 ratings

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In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the 29-year-old NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and his revelations about the agency’s widespread, systemic overreach proved to be some of the most explosive and consequential news in recent history, triggering a fierce debate over national security and information privacy. As the arguments rage on and the government considers various proposals for reform, it is clear that we have yet to see the full impact of Snowden’s disclosures. Now for the first time, Greenwald fits all the pieces together, recounting his high-intensity 10-day trip to Hong Kong, examining the broader implications of the surveillance detailed in his reporting for The Guardian, and revealing fresh information on the NSA’s unprecedented abuse of power with never-before-seen documents entrusted to him by Snowden himself. Going beyond NSA specifics, Greenwald also takes on the establishment media, excoriating their habitual avoidance of adversarial reporting on the government and their failure to serve the interests of the people. Finally, he asks what it means both for individuals and for a nation’s political health when a government pries so invasively into the private lives of its citizens - and considers what safeguards and forms of oversight are necessary to protect democracy in the digital age. Coming at a landmark moment in American history, No Place to Hide is a fearless, incisive, and essential contribution to our understanding of the U.S. surveillance state. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Glenn Greenwald (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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Ticking Clock

1 rating

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This program includes a prologue read by the author. Two-time Peabody Award-winning writer and producer Ira Rosen reveals the intimate, untold stories of his decades at America’s most iconic news show. It’s a 60 Minutes story on 60 Minutes itself. When producer Ira Rosen walked into the 60 Minutes offices in June 1980, he knew he was about to enter television history. His career catapulted him to the heights of TV journalism, breaking some of the most important stories in TV news. But behind the scenes was a war room of clashing producers, anchors, and the most formidable 60 Minutes figure: legendary correspondent Mike Wallace. Based on decades of access and experience, Ira Rosen takes readers behind closed doors to offer an incisive look at the show that invented TV investigative journalism. With surprising humor, charm, and an eye for colorful detail, Rosen delivers an authoritative account of the unforgettable personalities that battled for prestige, credit, and the desire to scoop everyone else in the game. As Mike Wallace’s top producer, Rosen reveals the interview secrets that made Wallace’s work legendary, and the flaring temper that made him infamous. Later, as senior producer of ABC News Primetime Live and 20/20, Rosen exposes the competitive environment among famous colleagues like Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters, and the power plays between correspondents Chris Wallace, Anderson Cooper, and Chris Cuomo. A master class in how TV news is made, Rosen shows listeners how 60 Minutes puts together a story when sources are explosive, unreliable, and even dangerous. From unearthing shocking revelations from inside the Trump White House, to an outrageous proposition from Ghislaine Maxwell, to interviewing gangsters Joe Bonanno and John Gotti Jr., Ira Rosen was behind the scenes of 60 Minutes' most sensational stories. Highly entertaining, dishy, and unforgettable, Ticking Clock is a never-before-told account of the most successful news show in American history.   A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2021 Ira Rosen (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Author: Ira Rosen
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
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Tales from the Hood

Summary

Michael Buckley's Sisters Grimm books blend humor, mystery, and fantasy. They have earned him numerous accolades, including two Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Awards. In their sixth adventure, Sabrina and Daphne must defend their friend Mr. Canis (aka the Big Bad Wolf ) when he is put on trial by the Everafters for his past crimes. It'll take all of the sisters' skills to outwit the merciless Queen of Hearts, who is determined to kick Canis and the Grimms out of Ferryport Landing - forever.

©2008 Michael Buckley (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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The Missing Chapter

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When a loudmouthed, arrogant author is silenced, the reclusive master detective Nero Wolfe looks for the killer. The gun was fired close to Charles Childress’ head, and his were the only fingerprints on it, forcing the police to conclude that the author committed suicide. But his friends know this is impossible, because Childress loved himself far too much. He had just begun attracting fame, writing new mysteries starring the iconic Sergeant Barnstable, and he had bright hopes for the future. His publisher hires corpulent genius Nero Wolfe to determine who cut Childress’ career short, and the detective finds no dearth of suspects. Among the many who may have wanted the wordsmith whacked are his agent, his editor, a corrupt book reviewer, and an enraged legion of Barnstable devotees. With the help of his indefatigable assistant, Archie Goodwin, Wolfe takes a look at those closest to the arrogant, argumentative author, hoping to decide which of Childress’ associates merely hated him and which would have been willing to kill.

©1993 Robert Goldsborough (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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Manxome Foe

6 ratings

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A leading voice in military SF, best-selling author John Ringo teams with real-life rocket scientist Travis S. Taylor for an explosive entry from their Looking Glass series. Recovering from their first mission, the crew of the Vorpal Blade - humankind's first interstellar craft - is called into emergency action when an alliance gate colony is attacked. Who was the lethal alien enemy? What exactly happened at the colony? And dare the Vorpal Blade's battle-weary misfits engage a potentially superior force?

©2008 John Ringo &Travis S. Taylor (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
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Squirrel, Inc.

Summary

A private consultant who specializes in knowledge management and organizational storytelling, Stephen Denning has a list of clients that includes GE, IBM, Shell, McDonald's, and the US Army. In this witty book, he explains that storytelling can be the key to overcoming obstacles and generating enthusiasm in the workplace. With Denning's guidance, leaders can steer their companies toward new levels of success.

©2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2004 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
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Murder, Stage Left

Summary

It’s curtains for a famous Broadway director, and private investigator Nero Wolfe is on the case - but his assistant, Archie Goodwin, is a suspect. When a renowned theater director senses something amiss during his latest production, he calls in Nero Wolfe. Though the corpulent genius wouldn’t normally accept a job this vague, a mutual friend dangles the prospect of a very rare orchid in exchange for his services, and Wolfe can’t resist. With a mind to suss out useful backstage gossip, Wolfe turns to his faithful assistant, Archie Goodwin, to impersonate a journalist in order to speak to the cast. Though Goodwin’s conversations prove unfruitful, on his last day at the theater, the director is murdered in his sound-proof booth, poisoned by an unseen culprit during an evening performance. In short order, an actor whose health is failing attempts suicide with the same poison. Now Archie Goodwin is a prime suspect in the director’s demise, effectively sidelining him for the rest of the case, and freelance gumshoe Saul Panzer must step in to help wrangle the various members of the play - from the ingénue and the diva to the handsome movie star and the surly stage manager - so that New York’s smartest, and most reclusive, private detective can determine who is responsible for these dramatic deaths and clear Goodwin’s name once and for all. Continuing his beloved series, Nero Award - winning author Robert Goldsborough “brings Nero Wolfe, late of Rex Stout, gloriously back to life” (Chicago). Murder, Stage Left is the 59th book in the Nero Wolfe Mysteries, but all stories can be enjoyed on their own.

©2017 Robert Goldsborough (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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What Americans Really Want...Really

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No one in America has done more observing of more people than Dr. Frank I. Luntz. From Bill O'Reilly to Bill Maher, America's leading pundits, prognosticators, and CEOs turn to Luntz to explain the present and to predict the future.With all the upheavals of recent events, the plans and priorities of the American people have undergone a seismic shift. Businesses everywhere are trying to market products and services during this turbulent time, but only one man really understands the needs and desires of the New America. From restaurant booths to voting booths, Luntz has watched and assessed our private habits, our public interests, and our hopes and fears. What are the five things Americans want the most? What do they really want in their daily lives? In their jobs? From their government? For their families? And how does understanding what Americans want allow businesses to thrive? Luntz disassembles the preconceived notions we have about one another and lays all the pieces of the American condition out in front of us, openly and honestly, then puts the pieces back together in a way that reflects the society in which we live. What Americans Really Want...Really is a real, if sometimes scary, discussion of Americans' secret hopes, fears, wants, and needs. The research in this book represents a decade of face-to-face interviews with twenty-five thousand people and telephone polls with one million more, as well as the exclusive, first-ever "What Americans Really Want" survey. What Luntz offers is a glimpse into the American psyche, along with analysis that will rock assumptions and right business judgment. He proves that success in virtually any profession demands that we either understand what Americans really want, or suffer the consequences. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Frank Luntz (P)2009 Hyperion

Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
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Run the Storm

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In the best-selling tradition of A Perfect Storm and The Finest Hours, a harrowing account of the incredible true story of the recent shocking disappearance of El Faro, a gigantic American cargo ship that sank suddenly in the Bermuda Triangle in 2015 - taking with it 33 lives. On October 1, 2015, the SS El Faro, a cargo ship tall as a hundred-story building that made a regular run between Jacksonville, Florida, and Puerto Rico, delivering everything from razor blades to new Chevrolet cars, disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 storm. The ship, her hundreds of shipping containers, and her entire crew sank to the bottom of the ocean, three miles down. The sinking was the greatest seagoing US merchant marine shipping disaster since World War II and evoked the haunting resonances of Gordon Lightfoot’s famous song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”. The massive ship had a seasoned crew, state-of-the-art navigation equipment, advance warning of the storm, and knowledge of its supposed track. It seemed incomprehensible that such a ship could sink so suddenly, unable to send even a Mayday call before disappearing. How, in this day and age, could something like this happen?  The answer is that a ship as large as the El Faro doesn’t sink for just one reason; it sinks because many factors intersect - everything from hurricane-tracking algorithms to the decay of rubber gaskets on hatches to the arcane science of loading shipping containers to the complex relationship between a ship’s captain and his corporate overlords, who are anxious that cargo be delivered on time. All of these factors and more came into play in the sinking of the El Faro. Relying on Coast Guard inquest hearings as well as numerous interviews, Foy has crafted a brilliant account that brings to life the last voyage of El Faro, from her loading to her shocking demise, a story lasting only a few days but that relentlessly becomes more suspenseful as the deep-rooted flaws leading to the ship’s sinking inexorably link together and worsen. As we anxiously watch the captain and his crew, the hurricane tightens like a noose around the ship, and we see, minute to minute, all that is happening - the dangerous tilting to the port side, the frantic calls to the engine room, the ship-to-shore cries, the loss of propulsion, the courage of the men and women as they fight for survival, and the berserk ocean’s savage consumption of the massive hull. And through it all, the pain and ultimate resilience of the families of El Faro’s crew... Meticulous and absolutely thrilling, Run the Storm is a masterwork of stunning power.

©2018 George Michelsen Foy (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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The Last Dive

6 ratings

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Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half day's mission from New York Harbor. In doing so they paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame. Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver and a close friend of the Rouses, explores the thrill-seeking world of deep-sea diving, including its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and gruesome tragedies. By examining the diver's psychology through the complex father-and-son dynamic, Chowdhury illuminates the extreme sport diver's push toward - and sometimes beyond - the limits of human endurance.

©2000 Bernie Chowdhury (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
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Death on Deadline

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To save his favorite newspaper, Nero Wolfe steps into the crossfire of a tabloid war. Master sleuth Nero Wolfe’s small circle of friends is limited to his assistant, Archie Goodwin; his chef, Fritz; and Lon Cohen, the head man at the New York Gazette. Cohen knows more about the city’s power structure than any man in Manhattan, and for years, he happily passed Wolfe information in return for the odd exclusive scoop. But now Cohen needs Wolfe’s help, for the Gazette is ailing and the vultures have begun to circle.  Scottish newspaper magnate Ian MacLaren plans to gut the paper and turn it into a sex-filled conservative rag. Standing in his way is the company’s chief shareholder, Gazette heir Harriet Haverhill. But when the aged Ms. Haverhill dies in an apparent suicide, no one remains to resist the Scot’s advances except Wolfe. MacLaren may be fierce, but when the cause is just, Nero Wolfe knows how to play dirty too. 

©1987 Robert Goldsborough (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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Sisters Grimm: Once Upon a Crime

2 ratings

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Multiple award-winning author Michael Buckley's New York Times best-selling Sisters Grimm series is phenomenally popular. In their fourth adventure, Sabrina, Daphne, Granny Relda, and Puck hit the streets of New York City to search for Puck's family. They quickly get wrapped up in a murder investigation, however, when a maniacal Everafter is discovered to be on the loose.

©2007 Michael Buckley (P)2007 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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The Lincoln Deception

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A deathbed confession and a long-hidden conspiracy are at the heart of a riveting historical mystery centered on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. In March 1900, as former Congressman John Bingham of Ohio lies dying, he begins to tell a strange tale to his physician, Dr. Jamie Fraser. Bingham famously prosecuted eight members of John Wilkes Booth's plot to kill Lincoln. But during the 1865 trial, conspirator Mary Surratt divulged a secret so explosive it could shatter the republic. Though Bingham takes the secret to his grave, Fraser cannot let go of the mystery. Bored with small-town medical practice, he begins to investigate, securing an unlikely ally in Speed Cook, a black, college-educated professional ballplayer and would-be newspaper publisher. Cook is fascinated by Fraser's inquiry and, like Fraser, thinks the accepted version of Lincoln's assassination rings false. Was Booth truly the mastermind or were other, more powerful forces pulling the strings? From Maryland to New York City, from Indiana to Washington, Fraser and Cook track down key figures and witnesses--including Mary Surratt's neurotic daughter Anna, Booth's nephew, actor Creston Clarke, and Clarke's attractive business manager, Mrs. Eliza Scott. Piece by piece the truth emerges--separating fact from rumor, innocent from guilty, and revealing a story of greed, ambition, courage, and tragedy. Blending real and fictional characters, The Lincoln Deception is a superbly researched, brilliantly plotted and thoroughly gripping mystery that explores one of the nation's darkest and most fascinating eras and the conspiracy that changed world history.

©2013 David O. Stewart (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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New Stories From the South

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Pages magazine says this collection represents “the absolute best in short literary fiction.” This installment exhibits a fresh batch of immensely talented writers, all of whom exemplify the level of accomplishment that has kept this acclaimed series running strong since 1985. Comprising 20 stories, this rich and varied collection features everything from a fresh take on the classic Southern gothic to a velvet-smooth work of erotic suspense.

©2006 Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC

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The Problem Child

2 ratings

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The Sisters Grimm books are hits with young readers and critics. In their third outing, Sabrina and Daphne confront the menace behind the family's troubles, Little Red Riding Hood. After meeting their recently returned uncle Jake, the girls embark on a harrowing quest to reconstruct the mythical vorpal blade, the only weapon capable of killing Red's pet and bodyguard, the dreaded Jabberwocky.

©2006 Michael Buckley (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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In the Plex

23 ratings

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Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works. While they were still students at Stanford, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin revolutionized Internet search. They followed this brilliant innovation with another, as two of Google's earliest employees found a way to do what no one else had: make billions of dollars from Internet advertising. With this cash cow (until Google's IPO, nobody other than Google management had any idea how lucrative the company's ad business was), Google was able to expand dramatically and take on other transformative projects: more efficient data centers, open-source cell phones, free Internet video (YouTube), cloud computing, digitizing books, and much more. The key to Google's success in all these businesses, Levy reveals, is its engineering mind-set and adoption of such Internet values as speed, openness, experimentation, and risk taking. After it's unapologetically elitist approach to hiring, Google pampers its engineers with free food and dry cleaning, on-site doctors and masseuses, and gives them all the resources they need to succeed. Even today, with a workforce of more than 23,000, Larry Page signs off on every hire. But has Google lost its innovative edge? It stumbled badly in China. And now, with its newest initiative, social networking, Google is chasing a successful competitor for the first time. Some employees are leaving the company for smaller, nimbler start-ups. Can the company that famously decided not to be "evil" still compete? No other book has turned Google inside out as Levy does with In the Plex.

©2011 Steven Levy (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Steven Levy
Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
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The Gripping Hand

15 ratings

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Robert Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read". The San Francisco Chronicle declared that "as science fiction, The Mote in God's Eye is one of the most important novels ever published". Now Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award-winning authors of such best sellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. There, 25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the mysterious aliens known as Moties within the confines of their own solar system. They have spent a quarter century analyzing and agonizing over the deadly threat posed by the only aliens mankind has ever encountered - a race divided into distinct biological forms, each serving a different function: Master, Mediator, Engineer, Warrior. Each supremely adapted to its task, yet doomed by millions of years of evolution to an inescapable fate. For the Moties must breed - or die. And now the fragile wall separating them and the galaxy beyond is beginning to crumble.

©1993 Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
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The Battered Badge

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A shake-up in the New York Polic Department's homicide squad following a high-profile murder is bad for business for private investigator Nero Wolfe. When wealthy and popular crusader and reformer Lester Pierce is gunned down in front of his Park Avenue residence, the public outcry forces the NYPD to restructure its homicide department. As the deceased was highly critical of Inspector Lionel Cramer, the longtime head of homicide is temporarily relieved of his badge. But it seems Cramer was not just a scapegoat. He was seen dining in Little Italy with mob kingpin Ralph Mars.  All of this amounts to little more than conversational fodder for private eye Nero Wolfe and his assistant Archie Goodwin. But if Cramer's provisional replacement, Captain George Rowcliff, becomes permanent, Wolfe's future dealings with the force will be much compromised. Loath to depart from his routine, Wolfe makes the unusual decision to take on a case without an actual client.  His investigation quickly points toward Pierce's organization, Good Government Group, where high-minded idealism is often trampled under the competing ambitions of the staff - several of whom would clearly have benefited from Pierce's demise. Despite the burgeoning list of suspects, Wolfe hasn't ruled out the involvement of the underworld and its connection to Cramer. But in order to untangle an abundance of motives and end the inspector's forced furlough, Wolfe may have to venture out of his comfort zone - and the premises of his brownstone.  Continuing his beloved series, Nero Award-winning author Robert Goldsborough "demonstrates an impressive ability to emulate Rex Stout's narrative voice" (Publishers Weekly).  The Battered Badge is the 60th book in the Nero Wolfe mystery series, but all titles can be enjoyed in any order.

©2019 Robert Goldsborough (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
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Who's Got Your Back

3 ratings

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Disregard the myth of the lone professional "superman" and the rest of our culture's go-it-alone mentality. The real path to success in your work and in your life is through creating an inner circle of "lifeline relationships" - close relationships with a few key trusted individuals who will offer the encouragement, feedback, and generous mutual support every one of us needs to reach our full potential. Whether your dream is to lead a company, be a top producer in your field, overcome the self-destructive habits that hold you back, lose weight, or make a difference in the larger world, Who's Got Your Back will give you the roadmap you've been looking for to achieve the success you deserve. Keith Ferrazzi, the internationally renowned thought leader, consultant, and best-selling author of Never Eat Alone shows us that becoming a winner in any field of endeavor requires a trusted team of advisors who can offer guidance and help to hold us accountable to achieving our goals. It is the reason Ph.D. candidates have advisor teams, top executives have boards, world-class athletes have fitness coaches, and presidents have cabinets. In this step-by-step guide to the powerful principles behind personal growth and change, you'll learn how to: Master the mindsets that will help you to build deeper, more trusting lifeline relationships Overcome the career-crippling habits that hold you back, once and for all Get further, faster by setting goals in a dramatically more powerful way Use sparringas a productive tool to make the decisions that will fuel personal success Replace the yes men in your life with those who get it and care and will hold you accountable to achieving your goals Lower your guard and let others help!None of us can do it alone. We need the perspective and advice of a trusted team. And in Who's Got Your Back, Keith Ferrazzi shows us how to put our own dr...

©2009 Keith Ferrazzi (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
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The Spree of '83

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The Los Angeles Times affectionately referred to Freddy Powers as the "Ol Blue Eyes' of Country Music" and wrote that if you were to "ask country superstars Willie Nelson, George Jones or Merle Haggard (they'll)...tell you that he's one of country music's best-kept secrets". The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame inductee has been to the top of the charts as both a producer for Willie Nelson's Grammy-winning LP Over the Rainbow and a songwriter for many of country music legend Merle Haggard's number one hits. Now, for the first time, Freddy recounts the entertaining and emotional stories behind his decades-long roller-coaster ride through the music business, his voyage to the top of the charts, and his inspiring battle against Parkinson's disease. Helping Freddy tell his story are exclusive interviews from fellow country music legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, John Rich, Tanya Tucker, and The Voice finalist and Powers' protégé Mary Sarah along with a host of other Nashville luminaries. Full cast of narrators includes Marguerite Gavin, Mark Bramhall, Renée Raudman, Lloyd James, Tanya Tucker, and Traber Burns.

©2017 Freddy and Catherine Powers (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Archie Goes Home: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

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Archie Goodwin leaves Manhattan for the Midwest to find out who put a bullet into a banker. Archie Goodwin’s aunt Edna is about to lure him away from his work at Nero Wolfe’s New York brownstone. After a phone call, he heads off to Ohio, where the president of Farmer’s State Bank and Trust, an elderly widower, has died in an apparent suicide. But Archie’s aunt has expressed nagging suspicions - which only grow stronger when someone takes a shot at a local reporter who wrote about the case. It wouldn’t be a small town without some gossip, and Archie soon hears the whispers: romantic intrigues, a possible paternity case, a ruined business. While reconnecting with his aging mother - and fending off his nagging aunt - Archie tries to untangle a web of grudges, scandals, and murder. From Nero Award-winner Robert Goldsborough, this is a brand-new novel in the series created by Rex Stout, starring one of the world’s most beloved detectives and his equally engaging sidekick.

©2020 Robert Goldsborough (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Little Girl Lost

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John Blake and Miranda Sugarman dated in high school, but after graduation they went their separate ways: he stayed in New York City and became a private investigator, while she moved to the midwest and settled down to a safe, respectable life as an eye doctor. Or so he thought - until the day, 10 years later, when he opened the Daily News and saw Miranda's photo staring out at him under the headline "STRIPPER MURDERED." John wants to find out how Miranda ended up stripping for a living. What happened to Miranda's college roommate, Jocelyn, who also dropped out when Miranda did? And just how was Miranda involved with small-time drug dealer Murco Khachadurian? The closer John gets to the answers, the more dangerous and violent the case becomes, until a bloody assault on someone close to him leads John to a shocking discovery and a shattering face-off with the person responsible.

©2004 Richard Aleas (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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Class Warfare

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In a reporting tour de force, award-winning journalist Steven Brill takes an uncompromising look at the adults who are fighting over America’s failure to educate its children and points the way to reversing that failure. Brill’s vivid narrative, filled with unexpected twists and turns, takes us from the Oval Office, where President Obama signs off on an unprecedented plan that will infuriate the teachers unions because it offers billions to states that win an education reform “contest”; to boisterous assemblies, where parents join the fight over their children’s schools; to a Fifth Avenue apartment, where billionaires plan a secret fund to promote school reform; to a Colorado high school, where students who seemed destined to fail are instead propelled to college; to state capitols across the country, where school reformers hoping to win Obama’s "contest" push bills that would have been unimaginable a few years ago. It’s the story of an unlikely army - fed-up public-school parents, Ivy League idealists, hedge-funders, civil rights activists, conservative Republicans, insurgent Democrats - squaring off against unions that the reformers claim are protecting a system that works for the adults but victimizes the children. Class Warfare is filled with extraordinary people taking extraordinary paths: a young woman who goes into teaching almost by accident, then becomes so talented and driven that fighting burnout becomes her biggest challenge; an antitrust lawyer who almost brought down Bill Gates’ Microsoft and now forms a partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates to overhaul New York’s schools; a naive Princeton student who launches an army of school reformers with her senior thesis; a California teachers union lobbyist who becomes the mayor of Los Angeles and then the union’s prime antagonist; a stubborn young teacher who, as a child growing up on Park Avenue, had been assumed to be learning disabled but ends up co-founding the nation’s most successful charter schools; and an anguished national union leader who walks a tightrope between compromising enough to save her union and giving in so much that her members will throw her out. Brill not only takes us inside their roller-coaster battles, he also concludes with a surprising prescription for what it will take from both sides to put the American dream back in America’s schools.

©2011 Brill Journalism Enterprises, LLC (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Steven Brill
Length: 16 hrs
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The Inside Story: The Sisters Grimm, Book 8

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Michael Buckley’s Sisters Grimm series was an instant hit and shot to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. In their eighth adventure, sisters Sabrina and Daphne Grimm must face their gravest mission yet. The Everafter War is over, and the sisters find themselves trapped in the Book of Everafter—a place where fairy tale characters can affect their own destinies. While trying to save their baby brother, Sabrina and Daphne begin changing events in the story to suit their needs. But this puts them in the sights of the book’s guardian, the dangerous Editor, and his minions, the Revisers.

©2010 Michael Buckley (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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Existence

15 ratings

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Best-selling, award-winning futurist David Brin returns to globe-spanning, high concept SF with Existence. Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact". Thrown into the maelstrom of worldwide shared experience, the Artifact is a game-changer - a message in a bottle, an alien capsule that wants to communicate. The world reacts as humans always do: with fear and hope and selfishness and love and violence. And insatiable curiosity.

©2012 David Brin (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Author: David Brin
Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
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The Last Coincidence

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After the heir to a frozen-food fortune gets iced, Nero Wolfe’s right-hand man becomes a suspect: “Goldsborough does a masterly job with the Wolfe legacy” (Booklist). When Lily Rowan doesn’t laugh at his jokes, Archie Goodwin knows something’s wrong. Her niece Noreen has been running around with Sparky Linville, a club-hopping bad boy who’s the terror of Manhattan nightlife, and the last time she went out with him, Noreen wasn’t herself when she came home. All she would tell her aunt was that she had been assaulted.  Springing into action, Goodwin waits for Linville outside of Morgana’s, a chrome-and-glass palace that sits like a wart on Second Avenue. They nearly come to blows, but Linville’s bodyguard intervenes, and Goodwin retreats to plan his next move. In the morning, Linville is dead, and Goodwin is the chief suspect.  For years he has helped rotund genius Nero Wolfe out of jams, and now it’s time for the master detective to return the favor.

©2012 Robert Goldsborough (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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Annexed

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Most of us know about Anne Frank and her life hiding in the secret annex; but what about the boy, Peter van Pels, who hid with her? In Annexed, Sharon Dogar imagines Peter’s life. What was it like being forced into hiding with Anne Frank, first hating her and then falling in love with her? Especially with their parents watching almost everything they did together. To know Anne was writing about you in her diary, day after day? What was it like to start questioning your religion, wondering why simply being Jewish inspired such hatred and persecution? Or to just sit and wait and watch while others died, and wish you were fighting? As Peter and Anne became closer and closer in their confined quarters, how did they make sense of what they saw happening around them? Anne's diary ends on August 4, 1944, but Peter's story takes us beyond and into the Nazi death camps. He details with accuracy, clarity, and compassion the day-to-day survival in Auschwitz, and the horrific fates of the annex's occupants. This powerful story is read by an incredibly talented cast of narrators: Oliver Wyman, Eileen Stevens, Suzanne Toren, Joe Barrett, Rachel Butera, Marc Vietor, Gabra Zackman, Elisabeth Rodgers, Jeremy Gage, Peter Ganim, Jay Snyder, and L. J. Ganser.

©2010 Sharon Dogar (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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Liberty's Exiles

1 rating

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National Book Critics Circle Award, Nonfiction, 2012 After the American Revolution, 60,000 British loyalists fled the U.S. for Canada, the Caribbean, India, and other points abroad. Jasanoff traces their harrowing journeys across the globe, shedding light on their ambitions, the post-revolutionary world they encountered, and their legacies.

©2011 Maya Jasanoff (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
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Power Trip

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A global tour of energy - the builder of human civilization and also its greatest threat. Energy is humanity's single most important resource. In fact, as energy expert Michael E. Webber argues in Power Trip, the story of how societies rise can be told largely as the story of how they manage energy sources through time. In 2019, as we face down growing demand for and accumulating environmental impacts from energy, we are at a crossroads and the stakes are high. But history shows us that energy's great value is that it allows societies to reinvent themselves. Power Trip explores how energy has transformed societies of the past and offers wisdom for today's looming energy crisis. There is no magic bullet; energy advances always come with costs. Scientific innovation needs public support. Energy initiatives need to be tailored to individual societies. We must look for long-term solutions. Our current energy crisis is real, but it is solvable. We have the power.

©2019 Michael E. Webber (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
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The Franchise Babe

Summary

Iconic humorist Dan Jenkins bring his matchless sense of hilarity to this riotous send-up of professional golf. Forty-something sportswriter Jack Brannon is bored to tears with the men's tour. So he decides to check out Ginger Clayton, the hot, new franchise babe on the ladies' links. Things get interesting in a hurry, as it becomes clear somebody wants the gorgeous superstar disqualified for good.

©2008 Dan Jenkins (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Dan Jenkins
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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Someone Is Hiding Something

2 ratings

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A year after the disappearance and commencement of the international search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, no sign of the plane has been found - no debris, no bodies, no sign of the much-talked-about black box. Richard Belzer, George Noory, and David Wayne want to know why. Scrutinizing the theories the media and politicians claim are the "most likely" reasons the plane crashed, Belzer, Noory, and Wayne argue that if a year after a huge Boeing 777 has gone missing, and there's still no sign of it whatsoever, it's time to think outside the box. The public needs to stop being misled. If a plane and its passengers went "missing" once, what's to stop it from happening again? Some of the theories the authors consider seem implausible on the surface, but the thorough research they've done and the continual failure of politicians, aviation authorities, and military members around the world to give any indication they're wrong makes their arguments as good - if not better - than the more widely shared ones. The title of this thought-provoking volume, Someone Is Hiding Something, is a line spoken by former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad - perhaps the only government official to publicly acknowledge the true reason that neither Flight 370 nor the 239 people onboard have been found.

©2015 Richard Belzer, George Noory, and David Wayne (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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Silver Spire

Summary

Threats against a televangelist lead Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin into a murder case in this “brisk and beguiling page-turner” (Publishers Weekly). Staten Island would be forgettable were it not for the gleaming Tabernacle of the Silver Spire, where thousands of congregants come every Sunday to hear the sermons of Barnabas Bay. Millions more tune in on television, giving the good Reverend international fame, and a chance to spread the gospel from New York City’s harbor all the way to South Korea. But threatening notes have been appearing in the collection bag, suggesting that one of the faithful has decided it’s time this good shepherd get the hook.  Believing organized religion is nothing more than a scam, rotund sleuth Nero Wolfe refuses to investigate the threats, instead recommending veteran investigator Fred Durkin for the case. But when Durkin is accused of murdering the Reverend’s assistant, Wolfe fights to clear his name. He may not be a Christian, but he will always help a brother in need.

©1992 Robert Goldsborough (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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Target Tokyo

4 ratings

Summary

The dramatic account of one of America's most celebrated - and controversial - military campaigns: the Doolittle Raid. In December 1941, as American forces tallied the dead at Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt gathered with his senior military counselors to plan an ambitious counterstrike against the heart of the Japanese Empire: Tokyo. Four months later, on April 18, 1942, 16 US Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel the enemy's factories, refineries, and dockyards and then escape to Free China. For Roosevelt the raid was a propaganda victory, a potent salve to heal a wounded nation. In Japan, outraged over the deaths of innocent civilians - including children - military leaders launched an ill-fated attempt to seize Midway that would turn the tide of the war. But it was the Chinese who suffered the worst, victims of a retaliatory campaign by the Japanese Army that claimed an estimated 250,000 lives and saw families drowned in wells, entire towns burned, and communities devastated by bacteriological warfare. At the center of this incredible story is Doolittle, the son of an Alaskan gold prospector, a former boxer, and a brilliant engineer who earned his doctorate from MIT. Other fascinating characters populate this gripping narrative, including Chiang Kai-shek, Lieutenant General Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell, and the feisty Vice Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, Jr. Here, too, are indelible portraits of the young pilots, navigators, and bombardiers, many of them little more than teenagers, who raised their hands to volunteer for a mission from which few expected to return. Most of the bombers ran out of fuel and crashed. Captured raiders suffered torture and starvation in Japan's notorious POW camps. Others faced a harrowing escape across China - via boat, rickshaw, and foot - with the Japanese Army in pursuit. Based on scores of never-before-published records drawn from archives across four continents as well as new interviews with survivors, Target Tokyo is World War II history of the highest order: a harrowing adventure story that also serves as a pivotal reexamination of one of America's most daring military operations.

©2015 James M. Scott (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Category: History, Military
Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
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December 6

Summary

From Martin Cruz Smith, author of Gorky Park and Havana Bay, comes another audacious novel of exotic locales, intimate intrigues, and the mysteries of the human heart: December 6. Set in the crazed, nationalistic Tokyo of late 1941, December 6 explores the coming world war through the other end of history's prism - a prism held here by an unforgettable rogue and lover, Harry Niles. In many ways Niles should be as American as apple pie: raised by missionary parents, taught to respect his elders and be an honorable and upright Christian citizen dreaming of the good life on the sun-blessed shores of California. But Niles is also Japanese: reared in the aesthetics of Shinto and educated in the dance halls and backroom poker gatherings of Tokyo's shady underworld to steal, trick, and run for his life. As a gaijin, a foreigner - especially one with a gift for the artful scam - he draws suspicion and disfavor from Japanese police. This potent mixture of stiff tradition and intrigue - not to mention his brazen love affair with a Japanese mistress who would rather kill Harry than lose him - fills Harry's final days in Tokyo with suspense and fear. Who is he really working for? Is he a spy? For America? For the emperor? Now, on the eve of Pearl Harbor, Harry himself must decide where his true allegiances lie. Suspenseful, exciting, and replete with the detailed research Martin Cruz Smith brings to all his novels, December 6 is a triumph of imagination, history, and storytelling melded into a magnificent whole.

©2002 Titanic Productions. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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How They Croaked

1 rating

Summary

Best-selling author Georgia Bragg delights young people with her quirky characters and unique subject matter. How They Croaked provides all the gory details of the awful ends of 19 awfully famous people. It details Ludwig Van Beethoven’s expansive finale, Henry VII’s explosive end, Albert Einstein’s great brain escape, and Marie Curie’s glowing demise.

©2011 Georgia Bragg (P)2011 Recorded Books,LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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Into the Looking Glass

7 ratings

Summary

Formerly of the 82nd Airborne Division, New York Times best-selling author John Ringo brings unmatched authenticity to his military science fiction. When asubatomic physics experiment causes a massive explosion, interdimensional gateways open in Florida - and aliens pour out. Some intend to bring Earth to its knees. Others seem willing to help, but will annihilate the planet if Navy SEAL Command Master Chief Robert Miller can't stop the menace from spreading.

©2005 John Ringo (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: John Ringo
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
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Fade to Black

Summary

A soda war explodes into murder for Nero Wolfe, “one of the two or three most beloved detectives in fiction” (Publishers Weekly). For the men of Madison Avenue, the battle between soft-drink giants Cherr-o-key and AmeriCherry seems heaven-sent. For years now, the firm of Mills/Lake/Ryman has fought to help Cherr-o-key become the nation’s favorite fizzy cherry soda, but each time they come up with a new slogan, mascot, or jingle, AmeriCherry somehow beats them to it. There’s a mole inside the agency, and only Nero Wolfe can ferret him out. Although he’s as round as a cherry himself, Wolfe has no taste for soft drinks. But the question of industrial espionage is too sweet for him to resist, and so with assistant Archie Goodwin at his side, he sets out to end this vicious corporate feud. Only when the first adman dies does he realize that a marketing war can be just as dangerous as the real thing.

©1990 Robert Goldsborough (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
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Archie Meets Nero Wolfe

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In 1930, young Archie Goodwin comes to New York City hoping for a bit of excitement. In his third week working as a night watchman, he stops two burglars in their tracks - with a pair of hot lead slugs. Dismissed from his job for being “trigger-happy”, he parlays his newfound notoriety into a job as a detective’s assistant, helping honest sleuth Del Bascom solve cases like the Morningside Piano Heist, the Rive Gauche Art Gallery Swindle, and the Sumner-Hayes Burglary. But it’s the kidnapping of Tommie Williamson, the son of a New York hotel magnate, that introduces Goodwin to the man who will change his life. Goodwin knows there’s only one detective who can help find Tommie: Nero Wolfe, the stout genius of West 35th Street. Together, they’ll form one of the most unlikely crime-fighting duos in history - but first Goodwin must locate Tommie and prove that he deserves a place by Wolfe’s side. In this witty story about the origin of a legendary partnership, Robert Goldsborough gloriously evokes the spirit of Nero Wolfe’s creator, best-selling author Rex Stout, and breathes new life into his beloved characters.

©2012 Robert Goldsborough (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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A Rumor of War

8 ratings

Summary

When it first appeared, A Rumor of War brought home to American readers, with terrifying vividness and honesty, the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on the soldiers who fought there. And while it is a memoir of one young man's experiences and therefore deeply personal, it is also a book that speaks powerfully to today's students about the larger themes of human conscience, good and evil, and the desperate extremes men are forced to confront in any war. A platoon commander in the first combat unit sent to fight in Vietnam, Lieutenant Caputo landed at Danang on March 8, 1965, convinced that American forces would win a quick and decisive victory over the Communists. Sixteen months later, and without ceremony, Caputo left Vietnam a shell-shocked veteran whose youthful idealism and faith in the rightness of the war had been utterly shattered. A Rumor of War tells the story of that trajectory and allows us to see and feel the reality of the conflict as the author himself experienced it, from the weeks of tedium hacking through scorching jungles, to the sudden violence of ambushes and firefights, to the unbreakable bonds of friendship forged between soldiers, and finally to a sense of the war as having no purpose other than the fight for survival. Most troubling, Caputo gives us an unflinching view not only of remarkable bravery and heroism but also of the atrocities committed in Vietnam by ordinary men so numbed by fear and desperate to survive that their moral distinctions had collapsed. More than a statement against war, Caputo's memoir offers readers today a profoundly visceral sense of what war is and, as the author says, of "the things men do in war and the things war does to men".

©1996 Philip Caputo (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
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Claws that Catch

6 ratings

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Best-selling author John Ringo—a former member of the elite 82nd Airborne Division—and real-life rocket scientist Travis S. Taylor bring an unmatched level of authenticity to their action-packed military science fiction. Claws That Catch is the fourth volume from their popular Looking Glass series. Humankind’s only interstellar craft, the Vorpal Blade is dispatched to investigate an ancient civilization that may have left vital technology behind. But when the crew finds more than they bargained for, they’ll have to scramble to survive.

©2008 John Ringo & Travis S. Taylor (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
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In the Lake of the Woods

1 rating

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On a lake deep in the Minnesota woods, Kathy Wade comforts her husband John, a rising political star, after a devastating electoral defeat in which he's been pursued by rumors of the atrocities he committed in Vietnam. But it is clear that something is horribly wrong between them - too much has been hidden. Then Kathy vanishes, along with their boat. Pursued by rumors of the atrocities he committed in Vietnam, a politician and his wife seek refuge in a cabin in Minnesota, where a mystery unfolds, in this widely acclaimed, best-selling novel.

©1995 Tim O'Brien (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Tim O'Brien
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
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Moment of Glory

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In 2003, after winning six of the 12 majors from 2000 to 2002, Tiger Woods struggled with his swing, leaving him lagging behind the field at both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. With Woods out of the picture, the stage was set for a newcomer to claim the top position. Nobody expected that four virtually unknown players would rise to become first-time champions. In his debut appearance in a major, Ben Curtis became the only player since Francis Ouimet in 1913 to prevail on his first time out. Mike Weir - who was considered a good player but not a great one - triumphed in the Masters, becoming the first Canadian to win a major. In the U.S. Open, Jim Furyk was victorious, and the PGA Championship was claimed by the unknown Shawn Micheel. But after each player's history-making season, the four have had little further success. In Moment of Glory, John Feinstein returns to the unlikely year of 2003 and chronicles the personal and professional struggles of these four players. With great affection for the underdog and extraordinary access to the players, he then looks to the 2008 season, giving readers an insider's look into to how winning (and losing) major championships changes players' lives.

©2010 John Feinstein (P)2010 Hachette

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 12 hrs
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The Council of Mirrors

Summary

After eight books of magical adventures, Michael Buckley’s hit Sisters Grimm series comes to its thrilling conclusion in book nine, The Council of Mirrors. Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, along with their friends and allies from Ferryport Landing, engage in a climactic battle with the fearsome Mirror. With the future of the Grimms and all the Everafters hanging in the balance, the sisters make a fateful choice to join forces with the members of the Scarlet Hand to defeat Mirror and end this conflict once and for all.

©2012 Michael Buckley (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Thoughts Are Things

2 ratings

Summary

You've learned the principles in Napoleon Hill's classic Think and Grow Rich - now give them STICKABILITY! The path to personal and professional success is not a one-way street. Most people encounter setbacks and obstacles that threaten to derail them from their chosen route. The most successful people, however, adhere to their principles and goals, capitalizing on hidden opportunities, even in the face of what many would consider unconquerable obstacles. To coin a new word - these people have STICKABILITY! This thought-provoking book shows readers of all ages and backgrounds how they, too, can not only apply the self-motivation principles of Napoleon Hill’s timeless and groundbreaking self-help volume Think and Grow Rich, but make them stick. Combining author Greg S. Reid’s modern business wisdom, interviews with numerous business celebrities like Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple), Frank Shankwitz (founder of the Make a Wish foundation), and Martin Cooper (inventor of the cell phone), and valuable information from the secret files previously available only to the Napoleon Hill Foundation and its members, this book will reveal:The “Three Causes of Failure” from Napoleon Hill’s hidden vault of wisdom, The importance of flexibility , The principle of relaxed intensity in action, How to define and conquer your “cul-de-sac” moments, How to overcome the ghost of fear, The importance of insight through necessity and so much more! Each inspiring chapter will remind readers that if ever a discouraging moment arrives and the temptation to stop becomes greater than the dream, to keep one simple observation from Dr. Hill in mind: “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step BEYOND their greatest setback and failure.” STICKABILITY shows readers just how life-changing this simple principle can be. Additionally, it gives readers an outlines on how to develop their own stickability - and transform their lives forever!

©2014 The Napoleon Hill Foundation (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
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Discussion 28: Coaching the Organization - Mission, Vision & Values

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion, Simpson breaks down the steps to implementing the Organizational Effectiveness Cycle by using definitions of mission, vision, and values.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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The Sisters Grimm

1 rating

Summary

In book two of the series, the Sisters Grimm start school at Ferryport Landing Elementary. Daphne's lucky enough to get Snow White for a teacher - she loves little people - but poor Sabrina's stuck with Mr. Grumpner and a class of mildly psychotic sixth graders. When Mr. Grumpner is found hanging in a spider's web, it is up to the Grimms to find the Everafter who did it. If only Sabrina can get over her distrust of all fairy-tale folk. But how can she trust those who just might be responsible for the disappearance of her parents?

©2000 Sara Sefchovich (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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What You Really Need to Lead

1 rating

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What makes a leader? Can you really learn to lead? You might believe that leaders are born, not made. Perhaps you think that you need to hold an important job to be a leader - that you need permission to lead. Leadership is one of the most important aspects of our society. Yet there is enormous disagreement and confusion about what leadership means and whether it can really be learned. As Harvard Business School professor Robert Steven Kaplan explains in this powerful new audiobook, leadership qualities are not something you either have or you don't. Leadership is not a destination or a state of being. Leadership is about what you do, rather than who you are, and it starts with an ownership mindset. For Kaplan, learning to lead involves three key elements: Thinking like an owner A willingness to act on your beliefs A relentless focus on adding value to others Kaplan compellingly argues that great organizations are built around a nucleus of people who think and act with an ownership mindset. He believes that leadership is not a role reserved only for those blessed with the right attributes or situated in the right positions of power. Leadership is accessible to each of us - today. It requires a process of hard work, willingness to ask questions, and openness to learning. This audiobook aims to demystify leadership and outlines a specific regimen that will empower you to build your leadership skills. Kaplan tells real-life stories from his own experience of working with various types of leaders seeking to improve their effectiveness and make their organizations more successful. He asks probing questions, provides exercises, and suggests concrete follow-up steps that will help you develop your skills, create new habits, and move you toward reaching your unique leadership potential. What You Really Need to Lead will help you develop your capacity to lead by unlocking your power to think and act like an owner.

©2015 Robert Steven Kaplan (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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What Was Liberalism?

1 rating

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A sweeping history of liberalism, from its earliest origins to its imperiled present and uncertain future Donald Trump is the first American president to regard liberal values with open contempt. He has company: the leaders of Italy, Hungary, Poland, and Turkey, among others, are also avowed illiberals. What happened? Why did liberalism lose the support it once enjoyed?  In What Was Liberalism?, James Traub returns to the origins of liberalism, in the aftermath of the American and French revolutions and in the works of such great thinkers as John Stuart Mill and Isaiah Berlin. Although the first liberals were deeply skeptical of majority rule, the liberal faith adapted, coming to encompass belief in not only individual rights and free markets, but also state action to provide basic goods. By the second half of the twentieth century, liberalism had become the national creed of the most powerful country in the world. But this consensus did not last. Liberalism is now widely regarded as an antiquated doctrine. What Was LIberalism? reviews the evolution of the liberal idea over more than two centuries for lessons on how it can rebuild its majoritarian foundations.

©2019 James Traub (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: James Traub
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Family

Summary

Answers and insights from a lifetime of helping families flourish Why do some families thrive for generations? What accounts for the sad deterioration that others experience? This book takes families and the professionals who serve them beyond the now widely accepted practices offered in Family Wealth and offers a view of Hughes's panoramic insights into what makes families flourish and fail. It lays out the basis for the vision of family governance the author has been developing through his work and research. His advice addresses not only what to do but how to think about the complex issues of family governance, growth, and stability, and the ongoing challenge of nurturing the happiness of each family member.

©2007 James E. Hughes, Jr. (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Void Moon

15 ratings

Summary

In L.A., Cassie Black is another beautiful woman in a Porsche: except Cassie just did six years in prison and still has "outlaw juice" flowing in her veins. Now Cassie is returning to her old profession, taking down a money man in Vegas. But the perfect heist goes very wrong, and suddenly Cassie is on the run - with a near-psychotic Vegas "fixer" killing everyone who knew about the job. Between Cassie and the man hunting her are a few last secrets: like who really set up the job, why Cassie had to take the chance, and how, in the end, it might all be a matter of the moon....

©2004 Michael Connelly (P)2009 Hachette

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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The South Beach Diet Supercharged

1 rating

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In the all-new The South Beach Diet Supercharged, Dr. Arthur Agatston shows you how to rev up your metabolism and lose weight faster while following the proven healthy eating principles of the original diet: choose good carbs, good fats, lean protein, and low-fat dairy. Collaborating with Dr. Joseph Signorile, a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Miami, Dr. Agatston presents a cutting-edge, three-phase workout that perfectly complements the three phases of the diet itself. Based on the latest exercise science, this ease-into-it fitness program combines low- and high-intensity interval exercise (with a focus on walking) and functional core body-toning exercises. The result: You'll feel better and you'll burn more fat and calories all day long. Included with this audio program are readable files showing all the exercises and recipes!

©2008 Arthur Agatston, MD. Under license from Rodale Inc. The South Beach Diet® is a Registered Trademark of the SBD Trademark Limited Partnership (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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The Reign of the Kingfisher

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"Tension and suspense are maintained on high with L.J. Ganser's narration of this Chicago mystery.... He gets inside the motley characters who carry a major part of the plot, portraying each personality distinctly." (AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner) Thirty years ago, a superhero tried to save Chicago. Now, the city is again under siege, in this gritty, suspenseful, and beautifully written story from award-winning debut author T.J. Martinson.  Somewhere in Chicago, a roomful of people has been taken hostage. The hostages will be killed one by one, the masked gunman says on-screen, unless the police will admit they faked the death of the legendary superhero called the Kingfisher and helped him to give up his defense of the city 30 years ago.   Retired reporter Marcus Waters made his name as a journalist covering the enigmatic superhero’s five years of cleaning up Chicago’s streets. Then the Kingfisher died, Chicago resumed its violent turmoil, and Marcus slid back into obscurity.    But did the Kingfisher really die? And who would take hostages connected to the Kingfisher's past attempts to clean up the streets?  With the help of disgraced police officer Lucinda Tillman and a young hacktivist named Wren, Marcus will explore the city's violence, corruption, and chaos to figure out if the vigilante hero died tragically or gave up hope and abandoned the city - and for the hostages, the clock is ticking.  "The Reign of the Kingfisher is an extraordinary novel. Martinson's prose is so stunning, and his characters so indelible, that I'd suggest you read it even if you don't read comic books and have little interest in superheroes." (Emily St. John Mandel, best-selling author of Station Eleven) 

©2019 T. J. Martinson (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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To End a Presidency

3 ratings

Summary

As Congress prepares articles of impeachment of President Trump, listen to the definitive book on presidential impeachment and how it should be used today. Impeachment is our ultimate constitutional check against an out-of-control executive. But it is also a perilous and traumatic undertaking for the nation.  In this authoritative examination, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz rise above the daily clamor to illuminate impeachment's proper role in our age of broken politics. To End a Presidency is an essential book for anyone seeking to understand how this fearsome power should be deployed. 

©2018 Laurence Tribe, Joshua Matz (P)2018 Basic Books

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A Lot Like Christmas

4 ratings

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Holiday stories and traditions enchantingly reimagined - with an insightfully satirical twist. Featuring five stories new to this collection, plus seven previously published stories, now all collected together for the first time. From the award-winning author of Crosstalk. No one could ask for a better present than a collection of Connie Willis Christmas tales. These are amazing stories, representing all the best of the Connie Willis experience: true Christmas gifts to her many fans. They are full of humor, absurdity, human foibles, tragedy, joy, and hope. They both send up and embrace many of the best Christmas traditions, such as the Christmas newsletter, Secret Santas, office parties, holiday pageants, and Christmas dinners (both elaborate and spare). There are ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come; debates over which is the best Christmas movie (Connie argues for the original Miracle on 34th Street, hands down); Rockettes; modern-day Magi; and the triumph of generosity over greed.

©2017 Connie Willis (P)2017 Recorded Books

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The Man from Primrose Lane

3 ratings

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A mind-bending, genre-twisting debut novel. In West Akron, there lived a reclusive elderly man who always wore mittens, even in July. He had no friends and no family; all over town, he was known only as The the Man from Primrose Lane. And on a summer day in 2008, someone murdered him. Four years later, David Neff is a broken man. The best-selling author of a true-crime book about an Ohio serial killer, Neff went into exile after his wife’s inexplicable suicide. That is, until an unexpected visit from an old friend introduces him to the strange mystery of “the man with a thousand mittens.” Soon Neff finds himself drawn back into a world he thought he had left behind forever. But the closer he gets to uncovering the true identity of the Man from Primrose Lane, the more he begins to understand the dangerous power of his own obsessions and how they may be connected to the deaths of both his beloved wife and the old hermit. With a deft and singular blend of suspense, literature, and horror, James Renner's The Man from Primrose Lane boasts as many twists and turns as a roller coaster. It’s a spellbinding journey of redemption and a reflection on the roles of fate, destiny, and obsession when it comes to matters of the heart.

©2012 James Renner (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: James Renner
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
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The Edge of Physics

1 rating

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In this deeply original book, science writer Anil Ananthaswamy sets out in search of the telescopes and detectors that promise to answer the biggest questions in modern cosmology. Why is the universe expanding at an ever faster rate? What is the nature of the "dark matter" that makes up almost a quarter of the universe? Why does the universe appear fine-tuned for life? Are there others besides our own?Ananthaswamy soon finds himself at the ends of the earth in remote and sometimes dangerous places. Take the Atacama Desert in the Chilean Andes, one of the coldest, driest places on the planet, where not even a blade of grass can survive. Its spectacularly clear skies and dry atmosphere allow astronomers to gather brilliant images of galaxies billions of light-years away. Ananthaswamy takes us inside the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope on Mount Paranal, where four massive domes open to the sky each night "like dragons waking up." He also takes us deep inside an abandoned iron mine in Minnesota, where half-mile-thick rock shields physicists as they hunt for elusive dark matter particles. And to the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, where engineers are drilling 1.5 miles into the clearest ice on the planet. They're building the world's largest neutrino detector, which could finally help reconcile quantum physics with Einstein's theory of general relativity.The stories of the people who work at these and other dramatic research sites, from Lake Baikal in Siberia to the Indian Astronomical Observatory in the Himalayas to the subterranean lair of the Large Hadron Collider make for a compelling new portrait of the universe and our quest to understand it. An atmospheric, engaging, and illuminating read, The Edge of Physics depicts science as a human process, bringing cosmology back down to earth in the most vivid terms.

©2010 Anil Ananthaswamy (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
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Venom

Summary

Beware! Poisonous things are all around you. In the spirit of What Stinks?, Marilyn Singer brings kids the coolest, newest info on creatures that can harm or even kill with a bite or sting.

©2007 Marilyn Singer (P)2011 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
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The Running Revolution

1 rating

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The first in-depth manual to teach runners of all levels how to change their running style safely, intelligently, and efficiently. Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run - and the wildly popular natural running trend it sparked - changed the way we think about running, but it has also prompted many questions: Have we been running the wrong way? And, have we been running in the wrong kind of shoe? What is the safest type of foot strike? How many types are there? And what is a foot strike anyway? No existing guide has clearly addressed these concerns - until now. The Running Revolution provides both beginning and experienced runners with everything they need to know in order to safely and efficiently transition to and master a safer and more biomechanically efficient way of running that is guaranteed to improve performance and minimize wear and tear on the body.

©2014 Nicholas Romanov (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Lies My Teacher Told Me (Young Readers' Edition)

Summary

Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national best seller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important - and successful - history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship.  Now Rebecca Stefoff, the acclaimed nonfiction children's writer who adapted Howard Zinn's bestseller A People's History of the United States for young readers, makes Loewen's beloved work available to younger students. Essential listening in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their "authors."  Loewen is, as historian Carol Kammen has said, the history teacher we all should have had. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen's lively, provocative telling of American history is a "counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past" (The Nation).  This streamlined young readers' edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition brings this classic text to a new generation (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.

©2019 James W. Loewen (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Category: History, Americas
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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How They Choked

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Summary

Over the course of history, famous people made mistakes that were so monumental they could never escape them, no matter how brilliant their successes! Ferdinand Magellan is credited as the first man to sail around the world...but he only actually made it halfway. His terrible treatment of everyone he met cut his life journey short. Queen Isabella of Spain is remembered for financing Columbus' expeditions - and for creating the Spanish Inquisition. J. Bruce Ismay commissioned the unsinkable marvel of the sea, the Titanic - and then jumped the line of women and children to escape death on a lifeboat. Listeners will be fascinated well past the final curtain and will empathize with the flawed humanity of these achievers. Famous successful "failures" include: Marco Polo Queen Isabella of Spain King Montezuma II Anne Boleyn Ferdinand Magellan Isaac Newton Benedict Arnold George Armstrong Custer Vincent van Gogh Susan B. Anthony Thomas Alva Edison J. Bruce Ismay Amelia M. Earhart Joseph Jefferson Jackson ("Shoeless Joe")

©2014 Georgia Bragg (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Discussion 30: Coaching - A Final Word

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion, Simpson gives final thoughts on what it means to be an effective coach and how to inspire others to greatness.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Milo Speck, Accidental Agent

Summary

When magic came to Milo Speck, it came in the form of a sock. "Figures," said Milo. What's Milo's regular old salesman father doing in Ogregon? For that matter, how did a shrimp like Milo end up there? He's no hero. He can't help those kids. Right? But there's no time for Milo to get the answers. After all, hungry ogres like nothing more than a tasty bite of boy, and what kid is going to stick around for that? A fast escape back home to Downriver is all that matters - until Milo realizes that what's really afoot in Ogregon goes far beyond an ogre's quest for snack food. And his own family may be somehow mixed up in the dastardly plot. But what can a small boy in a very big world possibly do about that?

©2015 Linda Urban (P)2015 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Linda Urban
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Who Was First?

Summary

Historians still agree about the date of Columbus' voyage. But did this European adventurer discover America? We now know that certain explorers from other parts of the globe set foot on American shores long before 1492: and that others may have done so. And "discovery" takes on a different meaning when the new land already has people living in it. As artifacts are unearthed and analyzed, the story of human presence in the Americas continues to unfold. Looking deeper and deeper into the past, acclaimed nonfiction writer Russell Freedman tells this evolving story, touching on such evidence as Viking runes, Chinese legends, Mayan stonework, and mysterious objects found in New England. Thoroughly researched and impeccably documented, Who Was First? is a compelling account of many discoverers of the Americas.

©2007 Russell Freedman (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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The Craft of Intelligence

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Summary

If the experts could point to any single book as a starting point for understanding the subject of intelligence from the late 20th century to today, that single book would be Allen W. Dulles's The Craft of Intelligence. This classic of spycraft is based on Allen Dulles's incomparable experience as a diplomat, international lawyer, and America's premier intelligence officer. Dulles was a high-ranking officer of the CIA's predecessor - the Office of Strategic Services - and was present at the inception of the CIA, where he served eight of his 10 years there as director. Here he sums up what he learned about intelligence from nearly a half-century of experience in foreign affairs. In World War II his OSS agents penetrated the German Foreign Office, worked with the anti-Nazi underground resistance, and established contacts that brought about the Nazi military surrender in North Italy. Under his direction the CIA developed both a dedicated corps of specialists and a whole range of new intelligence devices, from the U-2 high-altitude photographic plane to minute electronic listening and transmitting equipment.

©2016 Joan Buresch Talley (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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The Everafter War

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With more than half a million copies in print, award-winning author Michael Buckley's New York Times best-selling Sisters Grimm series has captivated an entire generation of young readers. This seventh entry picks up right from the cliffhanger ending of Tales from the Hood, as Sabrina and Daphne's parents finally awake from their sleeping spell. But this is no time for complacency. The family must help Prince Charming's Everafter army fight the Scarlet Hand, and Sabrina must confront the deadly and mysterious Master.

©2009 Michael Buckley (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Songs of Innocence

Summary

While investigating the apparent suicide of a beautiful college student with a double life, detective John Blake finds his own life in danger when he makes a startling discovery that could blow the lid off New York City's sex trade.

©2007 Richard Aleas (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Carnivores

Summary

The lion is king of the jungle! The great white shark is sovereign of the seas! The timber wolf is emperor of the forests! But . . . it's lonely at the top of the food chain. It's difficult to fit in when plant eaters can be so cruel\emdash just because you ate a relative of theirs that one time! What's a carnivore to do?

©2013 Aaron Reynolds (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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The Match King

7 ratings

Summary

At the height of the roaring 20s, Swedish émigré Ivar Kreuger made a fortune raising money in America and loaning it to Europe in exchange for matchstick monopolies. His enterprise was a rare success story throughout the Great Depression. Yet after Kreuger's suicide in 1932, the true nature of his empire emerged. Driven by success to adopt ever-more perilous practices, Kreuger had turned to shell companies in tax havens, fudged accounting figures, off-balance-sheet accounting, even forgery. He created a raft of innovative financial products - many of them precursors to instruments wreaking havoc in today's markets. When his Wall Street empire collapsed, millions went bankrupt. Frank Partnoy, a frequent commentator on financial disaster for the Financial Times, The New York Times, NPR, and CBS's 60 Minutes, recasts the life story of a remarkable yet forgotten genius in ways that force us to rethink our ideas about the wisdom of crowds, the invisible hand, and the free and unfettered market.

©2009 Frank Partnoy (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Darwin's Nightmare

Summary

Wilson has spent his entire life under the radar. Few people know who he is, and even fewer know how to find him. Only two people even know his real occupation: carrying out confidential - and illegal - jobs for a very bad man. But one day he crosses the line, saving his friends and earning the hatred of a vengeful mob boss. He survives only by delving even deeper into the underworld of Hamilton.His next job is deceptively simple - transporting a seemingly harmless bag whose contents are both secret and dangerously valuable. Soon Wilson discovers who the bag's real owners are and just how badly they want it back.

©2008 Mike Knowles (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Mike Knowles
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Sisters Grimm

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Summary

In their fifth exploit, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are on their own while investigating the theft of enchanted items from the Ever Afters. And if they don't solve the case, the villain behind the crimes will unleash chaos upon the residents of Ferryport Landing. New York Times best-selling author Michael Buckley has earned critical praise from publications like Kirkus Reviews and the Washington Post. His Sisters Grimm books are full of magical adventures and colorful fairy tale characters.

©2007 Michael Buckley (P)2008 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Space Vengeance

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Summary

The crazy ride continues...and never lets up! Captain Jason Reynolds is back! In the third installment of the Scrapyard Ship sci-fi adventure series, Space Vengeance, Jason, his family, and The Lilly's crew face the impending destruction of their internal nano-devices. What's worse, what remains of the Craing fleet, some 1,500 warships, is back and headed straight toward the already decimated planets within Allied space. In what looks to be a one-way suicide mission, Jason must leave Nan and Mollie behind on Earth and out of harm's way. While war rages on 60 light years from Earth, maniacal space raider Captain Stalls and hundreds of his pirated warships close in on Earth. Stalls knows exactly what he wants: to find and kill Captain Reynolds and take the beautiful Nan Reynolds for his own. Note from the author: If you've made it to this third installment, you already realize this is an ongoing series. With that said, more often than not these books have cliff-hanger endings!

©2014 Mark Wayne McGinnis (P)2014 Mark Wayne McGinnis

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Nothing but Blue Skies

Summary

Thomas McGuane's high-spirited and fiercely lyrical new novel chronicles the fall and rise of Frank Copenhaver, a man so unhinged by his wife's departure that he finds himself ruining his business, falling in love with the wrong women, and wandering the lawns of his neighborhood, desperate for the merest glimpse of normalcy. The result is a ruefully funny novel of embattled manhood, set in the country that McGuane has made his own: a Montana where cowboys slug it out with speculators, a cattleman's best friend may be his insurance broker, and love and fishing are the only consolations that last.

©1992 Thomas McGuane (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Stands a Ranger

Summary

Cotton Smith fortifies this acclaimed Western with a psychological edge. Texas Ranger Time Carlow is on the trail of Silver Mallow, a ruthless outlaw. Mallow broke out of jail in Bennett, Texas, and he's got a three-day headstart. But with a little luck and some sharp shooting, Time will bring him to justice.

©2006 Cotton Smith (P)2007 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Cotton Smith
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Discussion 13: Skill 2 - Challenge Paradigms

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion, adopt the four steps to challenge paradigms and remove false assumptions.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Discussion 7: Third Principle of Coaching - Commitment

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion create a lasting commitment with your team through empowerment and purpose.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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U.S. Grant

Summary

At the time of his death, Ulysses S. Grant was the most famous person in America, considered by most citizens to be equal in stature to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Yet today his monuments are rarely visited, his military reputation is overshadowed by that of Robert E. Lee, and his presidency is permanently mired at the bottom of historical rankings. In an insightful blend of biography and cultural history, Joan Waugh traces Grant's shifting national and international reputation, illuminating the role of memory in our understanding of American history. She captures a sense of what led 19th-century Americans to overlook Grant's obvious faults and hold him up as a critically important symbol of national reconciliation and unity. Waugh further shows that Grant's reputation and place in public memory closely parallel the rise and fall of the Northern version of the Civil War story, in which the United States was the clear, morally superior victor and Grant was the emblem of that victory. After the failure of Reconstruction, the dominant Union myths about the war gave way to a Southern version that emphasized a more sentimental remembrance of the honor and courage of both sides and ennobled the "Lost Cause". By the 1920s, Grant's reputation had plummeted. Most Americans today are unaware of how revered Grant was in his lifetime. Joan Waugh uncovers the reasons behind the rise and fall of his renown, underscoring as well the fluctuating memory of the Civil War itself.

©2009 Joan Waugh (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Joan Waugh
Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Discussion 14: Skill 3 - Seek Strategic Clarity

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion, learn how to seek strategic clarity and create your personal mission statement.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Shiver

Summary

On a bad night in L.A., shy and timid Wendy Alden survives a terrifying encounter with a serial killer nicknamed the Gryphon. But the Gryphon isn't through with Wendy. His insane obsession drives him to strike at her again and again. To save her life, Wendy must discover an inner strength she never suspected she possessed.

©1992 Brian Harper (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Family Wealth

Summary

This is the landmark book that changed the way exceptional families think about their heritage, their wealth, and their legacy to future generations - now revised and expanded. Charles W. Collier, Senior Philanthropic Adviser at Harvard University, hails this as, "A masterpiece. No one is more astute than Jay Hughes about the topics of family wealth and family life."

©2004 James E. Hughes, Jr. (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Big Law

Summary

As America's giant law firms start to behave like Wall Street conglomerates, Big Law arrives as an in-the-know, cautionary novel of a legal revolution gone mad. As a young partner at Dunn & Sullivan, one of New York's most prestigious law firms, Carney Blake has represented dozens of high-profile clients. But being a pawn of Big Law often means defending the corporate dirt bags of the world - the spillers, the drillers, and the killers. Morality aside, Carney is starting to make a name for himself, despite having a father who resents his success and an unpredictable big brother bent on self-destruction. So when Carney is suddenly asked by his firm's chairman to represent the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit - and not, as usual, the corporate bad guys - he warily accepts. Maybe they're turning a corner, he thinks. And even if they aren't, when else has a junior partner been assigned such a major case, with a possible billion-dollar payout? But Carney can't fool himself for very long. As he digs deeper into the case, he uncovers corruption and maliciously orchestrated schemes that go straight to the top of Dunn & Sullivan - along with the true motives behind his placement on the case. Written by former top litigator Ron Liebman, Big Law is a thrilling, fast-paced roman a clef that exposes the secrecy, deception, and machinations underlining America's most powerful mega-firms.

©2017 Ron Liebman (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Ron Liebman
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Supersymmetry

Summary

Ryan Oronzi is a paranoid, neurotic, and brilliant physicist who has developed a quantum military technology that could make soldiers nearly invincible in the field. The technology, however, gives power to the quantum creature known as the varcolac, which slowly begins to manipulate Dr. Oronzi and take over his mind. Oronzi eventually becomes the unwilling pawn of the varcolac in its bid to control the world. The creature immediately starts attacking those responsible for defeating it 15 years earlier, including Sandra and Alex Kelley - the two versions of Alessandra Kelley who are still living as separate people. The two young women must fight the varcolac despite the fact that defeating it may mean resolving once again into a single person.

©2015 David Walton (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: David Walton
Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Discussion 6: Second Principle of Coaching - Finding & Growing Potential by Challenging Paradigms

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion challenge paradigms by changing your perspective and help fuel the flame of your team's potential.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Designer Dogs, Awkward Hugs, and a Pigeon

Summary

Dr. P. J. Miller is back! Following his first installment, Cute Poodles, Sweet Old Ladies & Hugs, he has compiled another volume of truly awesome veterinary tales. Come along for the ride again as Dr. Miller delivers stories that feature colorful clients, endearing pets, his own beloved bulldog, and a hurricane. All the sassy hospital staff that listeners came to love are back, including that special staff member who seems to work by her own particular standards of professionalism (you know the one).  In Designer Dogs, Awkward Hugs & Pigeons, Dr. Miller goes behind the scenes of his veterinary practice to provide a true insider's view into life as an animal doctor. He employs the same unique style of humorous storytelling that listeners loved in his first novel. Hidden behind the humor, Dr. Miller gives a deeper glimpse into how emotional and strong the human-animal bond can be. A must-listen for any aspiring veterinary professional or animal lover.

©2017 P.J. Miller, BVMS, MRCVS (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Unlocking Potential: Discussions

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. With this program you will acquire the skills necessary to coach your employees from the ground up, maximizing their potential on a personal level, as members of the team, and as contributors to the organization as a whole.

©2015 Franklin Covey (P)2015 Franklin Covey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Discussion 10: The 7 Coaching Skills

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion, learn the seven key coaching skills and support your team by building a clear vision and strategy to achieve goals.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Baseball Maverick

Summary

In 2010 the New York Mets were in trouble. One of baseball's most valuable franchises, they had recently suffered an embarrassing September collapse and two bitter losing seasons. Their GM had made costly mistakes. And their principle owners were embroiled in the largest financial scam in American history. To whom did they turn? Sandy Alderson, a former marine who served in Vietnam and graduated from Harvard Law. In 1981 Alderson started in baseball with Oakland, where he led a revolution in the sport. The A's partnered with Apple, pioneered using statistical analysis, and became a powerhouse, winning the 1989 World Series. When new owners slashed payroll in the 1990s, Alderson's under-the-radar creativity and intelligent management were thrust into the spotlight. Granted unprecedented access to a working GM over several seasons, best-selling author Steve Kettmann traces Alderson's history and his renewal of the Mets despite a limited budget, through big trades that brought back high-profile prospects, to the development of young aces including Matt Harvey, Zach Wheeler, and Jacob deGrom. Now the turnaround is almost complete. Baseball Maverick is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look at a Major League team and a fascinating exploration of what it means to be smart.

©2015 Steve Kettmann. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Frankenstein Takes the Cake

Summary

Adam Rex, author of critically acclaimed Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, brings back Frankenstein - and the monster is getting married! But Frankenstein and his undead bride will have many things to deal with before this monster bash.

©2008 Adam Rex (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Adam Rex
Length: 28 mins
Available on Audible
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The Road to Camelot

Summary

A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy's wily campaign for the White House, beginning with his bold failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956. A young and undistinguished junior plots his way to the presidency and changes the way we nominate and elect presidents. John F. Kennedy and his young warriors invented modern presidential politics. They turned over accepted wisdom that his Catholicism was a barrier to winning an election and plotted a successful course to that constituency. They hired Louis Harris - a polling entrepreneur - to become the first presidential pollster. They twisted arms, and they charmed. They lined up party bosses, young enthusiasts, and fellow Catholics and turned the traditional party inside out. The last-minute invitation to Lyndon B. Johnson to be vice president in 1956 surprised them only because they had failed to notice that he wanted it. They invented The Missile Gap in the Cold War and out-glamoured Richard Nixon in the TV debates. Now, acclaimed, award-winning journalists Tom Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie provide the most comprehensive account, based on personal reporting, interviews, and archives. The authors have examined more than 1,600 oral histories at the John F. Kennedy library; they've interviewed surviving sources, including JFK's sister Jean Smith; and they draw on their own interviews with insiders including Ted Sorensen and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. From the start of the campaign in 1955, when his father tried to persuade President Johnson to run with JFK as his running mate, The Road to Camelot reveals him as a tough, shrewd political strategist who kept his eye on the prize. This is one of the great campaign stories of all time, appropriate for today's political climate.

©2017 Thomas Oliphant and Curtis Wilkie (P)2017 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Semi-Tough

Summary

Seventh on Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Sports Books of All Time, Dan Jenkins' Semi-Tough is a raucous, politically incorrect football spoof starring New York Giants' redneck star Billy Clyde Puckett. As Puckett records the outrageous buildup to his team's Super Bowl clash with cross-town rivals the Jets, his best friend's voluptuous main squeeze puts some knee-buckling moves on him that he finds difficult to dodge.

©1972 Dan Jenkins (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Dan Jenkins
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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The Bloodied Ivy

Summary

A professor’s death lures the reclusive detective and his sidekick to a bucolic crime scene: “Goldsborough does a masterly job with the Wolfe legacy.” (Booklist) An academic so conservative he thought Ronald Reagan was a pinko, Hale Markham rules Prescott University like an intellectual tyrant - until the morning he’s found dead at the bottom of one of Prescott’s famously beautiful ravines. Every liberal on campus hated the crotchety old crank, but which one is responsible for giving Markham his final push to the right?  The case so intrigues the incomparable, reclusive master detective Nero Wolfe that he takes the unusual step of leaving the confines of his home. With man of action Archie Goodwin at his side, Wolfe examines jealous professors, a fanatical assistant, and a university president with an ego that - like the school itself - will not stop growing. Though they’re far from the city, Wolfe and Goodwin will find that no back alley is as dangerous as the shadowy corridors of the Ivy League.

©2012 Robert Goldsborough (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Written in Stone

Summary

Spectacular fossil finds make today's headlines; new technology unlocks secrets of skeletons unearthed 100 years ago. Still, evolution is often poorly represented by the media and misunderstood by the public. A potent antidote to pseudoscience, Written in Stone is an engrossing history of evolutionary discovery for anyone who has marveled at the variety and richness of life.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 Brian Switek (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Brian Switek
Category: History, World
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Flight School

Summary

A persevering penguin is determined to fly in this adorably inspiring audiobook from the creator of Red Hat and Red Sled. Although little Penguin has the soul of an eagle, his body wasn't built to soar. But Penguin has an irrepressible spirit, and he adamantly follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! Even if he needs a little help with the technical parts, this penguin is ready to live on the wind.

©2014 Lita Judge (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Lita Judge
Length: 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Grinder

Summary

Two years ago, Wilson left his old boss alive in exchange for a clean slate, keeping up his end of the bargain and staying off the grid. Then, thousands of miles from the city he once escaped, a man comes calling on Wilson with a gun in hand and a woman in his trunk. Wilson is pulled back into his old life as a grinder, working under the radar to quietly find out who is responsible for a dangerous mobster's missing nephews - and this time all bets are off.

©2009 Mike Knowles (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Mike Knowles
Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Badass

Summary

A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live Throughout history - from the bone-crushing age of antiquity to the sack-tearing modern era - there have been larger-than-life ass-kickers with a natural talent for unleashing their epic bloodlust on anyone who crossed them. They built empires, smashed armies, and ravaged civilizations for wealth, glory, and ultimate supremacy. Sometimes villains, sometimes heroes, sometimes criminally insane, they had one thing in common: They were all Badass! Chandragupta MauryaAn Indian warlord who commanded an army of drunken war elephants and employed an elite detachment of highly trained female bodyguards Peter FranciscoAn unsung hero of the American Revolution, this powerful giant battled the British with a massive five-foot-long broadsword Wolf the QuarrelsomeA mysterious barbarian leader who only appears in history twice - and both times he's kicking someone's ass Bhanbhagta GurungA fearless Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross by clearing out six Japanese foxholes with nothing more than grenades, a bayonet, and a knife From Alexander the Great to George S. Patton, from Genghis Khan to Bruce Lee, this pantheon of ass-kicking awesomeness should inspire you to quit your stupid job and dive headfirst into a new career as a professional badass.

©2009 Ben Thompson (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Ben Thompson
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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The Preacher and the Presidents

Summary

No one man or woman has ever been in a position to see the presidents, and the presidency, so intimately, over so many years. They called him in for photo opportunities. They called for comfort. They asked about death and salvation; about sin and forgiveness. At a time when the nation is increasingly split over the place of religion in public life, The Preacher and the Presidents reveals how the world's most powerful men and world's most famous evangelist, Billy Graham, knit faith and politics together.

©2007 Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy (P)2007 Hachette Audio

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Discussion 5: Second Principle of Coaching - Recognizing Potential by Considering Their Point of View

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion refine your listening skills and learn to better recognize potential by adopting the vantage point of the individual.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 4 mins
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The Money-Whipped Steer-Job Three-Jack Give-Up Artist

Summary

Legendary golf writer Dan Jenkins’s latest has been praised as “catnip for golf lovers” by Publishers Weekly. He delights with this hilarious sporting spoof of the PGA tour. Bobby Joe Grooves is a 16-year tour veteran trying to turn his one annual tournament win and considerable Texas charm into his first appointment to the Ryder Cup team. Standing between Bobby Joe and his little piece of golf heaven are two ex-wives and a girlfriend, all of whom know to a penny his spot on the money list; Swedish sensation Knut Thorssun, known to his fans as "Nuke" and to his fellow pros as "Cheater"; a completely rational fear of reptiles; tempting but dangerous groupies; and his embarrassing lack of a career major.

©2001 Dan Jenkins (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Dan Jenkins
Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
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Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!

Summary

In this audiobook, a classroom full of young dinosaurs plays with toys, does art projects, and reads books. But each activity is another opportunity for the over-enthusiastic Tyrannosaurus Rex to wreak havoc. Parents and young children will love the call-and-response nature of the audiobook, and young dinosaur fans will appreciate the listing (and pronunciation guide) for a dozen different dino species.

©2014 Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (P)2014 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 3 mins
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Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny

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After their successful debut in Jan Thomas’ acclaimed Rhyming Dust Bunnies, Ed, Ned, Ted, and Bob are back for another adventure in rhyme. This time, the jolly dust bunnies are chased and crushed as a mountain of dust bullies his way into their play. But when Fat Cat sits on the big meanie - SPLAT! - the dusty bully gets a taste of his own medicine. And that’s when the fuzzy friends think of helping the flattened thug with a tug and a hug.

©2009 Jan Thomas (P)2010 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Jan Thomas
Length: 3 mins
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Discussion 18: Skill 4 - Execute Flawlessly

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion, Simpson addresses the importance of flawless execution of your strategy, even in the face of countless other whirlwind activities.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 mins
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Discussion 2: First Principle of Coaching - Trust

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion you will learn about trust and its importance in a corporate setting.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 mins
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Discussion 19: Skill 4 - Execute Flawlessly Through the Four Disciplines of Execution

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion, Simpson explains the four steps a leader can use to help his team close the "execution gap".

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 mins
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The Russia Trap

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Every American president since the end of the Cold War has called for better relations with Russia. But each has seen relations get worse by the time he left office. Now, the two countries are facing off in a virtual war being fought without clear goals or boundaries. Why? Many say it is because Washington has been slow to wake up to Russian efforts to destroy democracy in America and the world. But a former head of Russia analysis at the CIA says that this misunderstands the problem. George Beebe argues that new game-changing technologies, disappearing rules of the game, and distorted perceptions on both sides are combining to lock Washington and Moscow into an escalatory spiral that they do not recognize. All the pieces are in place for a World War I-type tragedy that could be triggered by a small, unpredictable event. The Russia Trap shows that anticipating this danger is the most important step in preventing it.

©2019 George S. Beebe (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: George Beebe
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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Discussion 1: Successful Leadership

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion you will be introduced to various coaching principles that will help you mold your employees into successful leaders.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 mins
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Beyond Suspicion

1 rating

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Miami criminal lawyer Jack Swyteck's beautiful ex-girlfriend, Jessie Merrill, sold her life insurance benefit for a cash payment when she was diagnosed with a deadly disease. Now, thanks to Jack's courtroom prowess, Jessie can keep the $1.5 million she received. But both Swyteck and those who expected to double their investment when Jessie died, it turns out, were dupes of a gorgeous scam artist who was never sick at all. And when Jessie's corpse is discovered in Jack's bathtub, he's suddenly wanted for murder. Framed and desperate, he's up against the police and a powerful criminal consortium willing to go to any lengths to retrieve their money. To save his freedom and his career, Jack must exhume the dark secrets of a buried past. But first he has to escape the murderous vengeance of a cold killer who is beyond suspicion...and who wants Jack Swyteck's blood.

©2009 James Grippando (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
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The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child

6 ratings

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A lifesaving handbook for parents of children who are occasionally, or too often, out of control. Most child-behavior books are filled with advice that sounds reasonable, fits with what parents already believe about child-rearing, and is, as Dr. Kazdin proves, guaranteed to fail. The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child makes available to parents for the first time Dr. Kazdins proven programone backed up by some of the most long-term and respected research devoted to any therapy for children. Kazdin shatters decades worth of accumulated myths about tantrums, time-outs, punishments fitting the crime, and much more. With the practicality of Ferber and the warmth of Brazelton, Kazdin leads parents through every step of the Kazdin Method in action - how to use tone of voice, when and how to touch, how to lead your child in a practice session, how to adjust your approach for different-age children, how to involve siblings, and more.The program is temporary, but the results are permanent - for very young children, adolescents, and even beyond.

©2009 Alan E. Kazdin (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Alan Kazdin
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
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Sudden Sea

Summary

In the tradition of The Perfect Storm, Sudden Sea hearkens back to a natural disaster that struck terror in the hearts of many. In this narrative, listeners experience the Great Hurricane of 1938, the most financially destructive storm on record. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2003 Chapter & Verse, Ink. (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: R.A. Scotti
Category: History, Americas
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
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That Left Turn at Albuquerque

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A hardboiled valentine to the Golden State, That Left Turn at Albuquerque marks the return of noir master Scott Phillips. Douglas Rigby, attorney-at-law, is bankrupt. He's just sunk his last $200,000 - a clandestine "loan" from his last remaining client, former bigshot TV exec Glenn Haskill - into a cocaine deal gone wrong. The lesson? Never trust anyone else with the dirty work. Desperate to get back on top, Rigby formulates an art forgery scheme involving one of Glenn's priceless paintings, a victimless crime. But for Rigby to pull this one off, he'll need to negotiate a whole cast of players with their own agendas, including his wife, his girlfriend, an embittered art forger, Glenn's resentful nurse, and the man's money-hungry nephew. One misstep, and it all falls apart - will he be able to save his skin? Written with hard-knock sensibility and wicked humor, Scott Phillips' newest novel will cement him as one of the great crime writers of the 21st century.

©2020 Scott Phillips (P)2020 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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A Very Scalzi Christmas

4 ratings

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New York Times best-selling and Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi gift-wraps 15 short takes on the holiday season - interviews with holiday notables, "informational" articles about TV specials and Christmas carols, short stories and poems, and even a couple of nods to Thanksgiving and New Year’s - and puts them all into a stocking stuffer-sized package that makes the perfect gift for friends, family, or yourself.

©2019 John Scalzi (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Petey

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When Petey Corbin is born in 1920, no one knows about cerebral palsy. After struggling to care for her frail infant who is often racked by seizures, Petey's mother reluctantly places him in an asylum. There, he is labeled an idiot and ignored. Few people look beyond his twisted body to see the intelligence in his eyes. Then another young resident, Calvin Anders, arrives in Petey's ward. As he learns to understand Petey's garbled sounds, Calvin becomes his spokesman and best friend. Years later, however, they are separated when Petey is moved to a nursing home. Alone and withdrawn, Petey wonders if he will ever find another person who understands him. Ben Mikaelsen, award-winning author of Rescue Josh McGuire, Stranded, and other popular books for young adults, has crafted a poignant tale of friendship and triumph over disabilities. Petey was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of its 100 Books for Reading and Sharing, and it won the Western Writers of America Award.

©1998 Ben Mikaelsen (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Discussion 15: Skill 3 - Develop a Vision of the Future with Real Strategic Clarity

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion learn how to create a vision that includes a strategic attack to accomplish team and individual goals.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 mins
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Quackenstein Hatches a Family

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A popular author of fiction and nonfiction works for children, Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen can often be found in schools sharing her beloved works with children all across the country. With its clever rhymes and cute-creepy storyline, Quackenstein Hatches a Family is the irresistible tale of a very special duck. Quackenstein has no family or friends to play with, until he finds an egg. But when it hatches, it’s not exactly what Quackenstein was expecting!

©2010 Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (P)2010 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 mins
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Random Reminiscences of Men and Events

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"Probably in the life of everyone there comes a time when he is inclined to go over again the events, great and small, which have made up the incidents of his work and pleasure, and I am tempted to become a garrulous old man, and tell some stories of men and things which have happened in an active life. "In some measure I have been associated with the most interesting people our country has produced, especially in business - men who have helped largely to build up the commerce of the United States, and who have made known its products all over the world. These incidents which come to my mind to speak of seemed vitally important to me when they happened, and they still stand out distinctly in my memory. "Just how far any one is justified in keeping what he regards as his own private affairs from the public, or in defending himself from attacks, is a mooted point. If one talks about one's experiences, there is a natural temptation to charge one with traveling the easy road to egotism; if one keeps silence, the inference of wrong-doing is sometimes even more difficult to meet, as it would then be said that there is no valid defence to be offered."—John D. Rockefeller

Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
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Discussion 17: Skill 3 - Seek Strategic Clarity Through Effective Strategy Creation

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion, Simpson explains the importance of how to use specific goals to enhance strategic clarity.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 mins
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Discussion 3: First Principle of Coaching - Trust & Whack-A-Mole Leaders

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion learn about what "whack-a-mole" leaders are, how they act, and how to avoid being one.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 mins
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Apollo in the Age of Aquarius

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The summer of 1969 saw astronauts land on the moon for the first time and hippie hordes descend on Woodstock for a legendary music festival. For Neil M. Maher, the conjunction of these two era-defining events is not entirely coincidental. With its lavishly funded mandate to send a man to the moon, Apollo became a litmus test in the 1960s culture wars. Many people believed it would reinvigorate a country that had lost its way, while for others it represented a colossal waste of resources needed to solve pressing problems at home. Yet Maher also discovers synergies between the space program and political movements of the era. Photographs of "Whole Earth" as a bright blue marble heightened environmental awareness, while NASA's space technology allowed scientists to track ecological changes globally. The space agency's exclusively male personnel sparked feminist debates about opportunities for women. Activists pressured NASA to apply its technical know-how to ending the Vietnam War and helping African Americans by reducing energy costs in urban housing projects. Against a backdrop of Saturn V moonshots and Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind, Apollo in the Age of Aquarius brings the cultural politics of the space race back down to planet Earth.

©2017 The President and Fellows of Harvard College (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
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Rude Behavior

Summary

Dan Jenkins' uproarious comedic novels deliver barrels of belly laughs. Former football star Billy Clyde Puckett's raunchy humor and obsession with the game collide head first when he founds his own NFL expansion team in West Texas.

©1998 Dan Jenkins (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Dan Jenkins
Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
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The Boo-Boos That Changed the World

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Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? In the 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

©2018 Barry Wittenstein (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 20 mins
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From Cold War to Hot Peace

12 ratings

Summary

In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today's most contentious and consequential international relationships. As President Barack Obama's adviser on Russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States' policy known as "reset" that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. And then, as US ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency. This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tell the full story of US-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president. From the first days of McFaul's ambassadorship, the Kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him, hassling him with tactics that included dispatching protesters to his front gates, slandering him on state media, and tightly surveilling him, his staff, and his family.  From Cold War to Hot Peace is an essential account of the most consequential global confrontation of our time.

©2018 Michael McFaul (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
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Moving Forward

Summary

Self-help expert Dave Pelzer teaches listeners how to let go of the past and use negative experiences to make them stronger when tackling the future. "Learning from our prior experiences, we can, and should, aspire to fulfill our dreams, making life better not only for ourselves but for others around us during the course of our life's journey," Dave says in the introduction. "I am of the belief that you do not have to be a mayor of a major metropolis or CEO of a Fortune 500 company in order to take a stand for your convictions; to lead, rally, or educate others for your cause; or to maintain a vision that will pave the way for other generations to come. The everyday, hardworking folks, God bless 'em, have and always will continue to, day in and day out, truly make an impact on their families, communities, jobs, America, and the world as a whole." This is the philosophy that Dave will teach listeners how to embrace. From letting go of past hurts, to how to turn the experience gained from adversity into the power to live a better life and help others do the same, Dave Pelzer walks listeners through the process with his trademark wisdom, support, and tough love.

©2008 Dave Pelzer (P)2008 Hachette Audio

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Dave Pelzer
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
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The Citadel

1 rating

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Weapon of the Dark Queen Against a darkened cloud it comes, framed by thunder and lightning, soaring over the ravaged land: the flying citadel, mightiest power in the arsenal of the dragon highlords. In an age of war, an evil wizard learned the secret of creating these castles in the air and sought to use them to gain power over all Krynn. Against him were ranged a red-robed magic-user, a cleric, an ancient warrior, and -- naturally -- a kender. Their battle shook the skies of Krynn.

©2000 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Zero the Hero

Summary

Award-winning children’s author Joan Holub has penned over 70 books for young audiences in her decades-spanning career. In Zero the Hero, Holub offers a humorous and lighthearted look at one of math’s most overlooked, yet essential, figures - the number zero. All the other numbers scoff at Zero’s value, but as soon as one of them gets into trouble, guess who lands on the scene to save the day?

©2012 Joan Holub (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Joan Holub
Length: 13 mins
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Discussion 16: Skill 3 - Seek Strategic Clarity & Ignore Short-Term Noise

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion, Simpson outlines the core questions you can ask yourself to lessen short-term distractions and focus on strategic clarity.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 3 mins
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Can American Capitalism Survive?

2 ratings

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Pulitzer Prize-winning economic journalist Steven Pearlstein argues that our 30-year experiment in unfettered markets has undermined core values required to make capitalism and democracy work. Thirty years ago, “greed is good” and “maximizing shareholder value” became the new mantras woven into the fabric of our business culture, economy, and politics. Although, around the world, free-market capitalism has lifted more than a billion people from poverty, in the United States, most of the benefits of economic growth have been captured by the richest 10 percent, along with providing justification for squeezing workers, cheating customers, avoiding taxes, and leaving communities in the lurch. As a result, Americans are losing faith that a free-market economy is the best system.  In Can American Capitalism Survive?, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steven Pearlstein chronicles our descent and challenges the theories being taught in business schools and exercised in boardrooms around the country. We’re missing a key tenet of Adam Smith’s wealth of nations: Without trust and social capital, democratic capitalism cannot survive. Further, equality of incomes and opportunity need not come at the expense of economic growth.  Pearlstein lays out bold steps we can take as a country: a guaranteed minimum income paired with universal national service, tax incentives for companies to share profits with workers, ending class segregation in public education, and restoring competition to markets. He provides a path forward that will create the shared prosperity that will sustain capitalism over the long term. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Steven Pearlstein (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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Discussion 4: Second Principle of Coaching - Recognizing Potential

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion learn how to recognize and tailor potential in both your overall team and in each individual.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 4 mins
Available on Audible
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White Cargo

1 rating

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New York Times best-selling author Stuart Woods is hailed as a master of the modern thriller. With books including Chiefs and Worst Fears Realized, he has attracted millions of fans who relish their non-stop suspense and danger. Wendell "Cat" Catledge is sailing along the coast of South America with his wife and teenaged daughter when engine trouble forces them to a small Colombian dockyard. Suddenly, their vacation becomes a nightmare. Cat is unconscious, his boat is sinking, his wife and child lie bloody and cold in the cabin. Months later, a phone call in the middle of the night leads Cat to believe that his daughter is still alive. His search for her will take him deep into the Amazon jungle and into the maelstrom of an all-consuming revenge. The intense action in White Cargo builds to a shattering showdown that is all the more gripping through L.J. Ganser's dramatic narration.

©1988 Stuart Woods (P)2001 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Stuart Woods
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Discussion 12: Skill 1 - Building Trust Through Competence

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion, establish solid credibility through your trust of others and fill voids with a short list of questions.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 mins
Available on Audible
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ESPN the Company

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A fascinating look at ESPN and its success as a brand. ESPN the Company reveals the inside scoop on the biggest business story in sports, detailing the creative and innovative spirit and practices that drove the programming, products, and services of the most powerful and prominent name in sports media. The authors provide a behind-the-scenes perspective on how ESPN dealt with their many partners and how they handled mistakes and missteps along the way - from the humble beginnings of ESPN as an underrated startup to the pinnacle of their success as a major industry player. ESPN and other great organizations invest in their people. They train them. They believe that if you spend the time and resources turning talented performers into leaders, you're going to get better organizational performance and engender higher levels of commitment and sweat. ESPN the Company: Explores the dedication to excellence that makes ESPN the "Worldwide Leader in Sports" Reveals how the steps ESPN has taken to excel can be applied to whatever type of business you're in Shares the lessons learned at ESPN about launching and growing a wildly successful enterprise Engaging and informative, this entertaining guide reveals how any company can benefit by embracing the best practices of ESPN. 

©2009 Anthony F. Smith and Keith Hollihan (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Irving Berlin

1 rating

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A fast-moving, musically astute portrait of arguably the greatest composer of American popular music  Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called - by George Gershwin, among others - the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. "Berlin has no place in American music," legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; "He is American music." In a career that spanned an astonishing nine decades, Berlin wrote some 1,500 tunes, including "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "God Bless America", and "White Christmas". From ragtime to the rock era, Berlin's work has endured in the very fiber of American national identity.  Exploring the intertwining of Berlin's life with the life of New York City, noted biographer James Kaplan offers a visceral narrative of Berlin as self-made man and witty, wily, tough Jewish immigrant. This fast-paced, musically opinionated biography uncovers Berlin's unique brilliance as a composer of music and lyrics. Masterfully written and psychologically penetrating, Kaplan's book underscores Berlin's continued relevance in American popular culture.

©2019 James Kaplan (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: James Kaplan
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Anthony Fokker

1 rating

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Comprehensive biography of Anthony Fokker, the famed Dutch pilot and daredevil aviator Anthony Fokker: The Flying Dutchman Who Shaped American Aviation tells the larger-than-life true story of maverick pilot and aircraft manufacturer Anthony Fokker. Fokker came from an affluent Dutch family and developed a gift for tinkering with mechanics. Despite not receiving a traditional education, he stumbled his way into aviation as a young stunt pilot in Germany in 1910. He survived a series of spectacular airplane crashes and rose to fame within a few years. A combination of industrial espionage, luck, and deception then propelled him to become Germany's leading aircraft manufacturer during World War I, making him a multimillionaire by his mid-20s. When the German Revolution swept the country in 1918 and 1919, Fokker made a spectacular escape to the United States. He set up business in New York and New Jersey in 1921, and shortly thereafter became the world's largest aircraft manufacturer. The US Army and Navy acquired his machines, and his factories equipped legendary carriers such as Pan American and TWA at the dawn of commercial air transport. Yet despite his astounding success, his empire collapsed in the late 1920s after a series of ill-conceived business decisions and deeply upsetting personal dramas. In 1927, aviator Richard Byrd solicited a Fokker three-engine plane to be the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic. The plane was damaged on a test flight and Charles Lindbergh beat him to it. Lindbergh's solo adventure in the Spirit of St. Louis earned him - and cost Fokker - a lasting place in the history books. Using previously undiscovered records and primary sources, Marc Dierikx traces Fokker's extraordinary life and celebrates his spectacular achievements.

©2018 Marc Dierikx (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Author: Marc Dierikx
Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Call to Battle

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Welcome to the final, heart-pounding episode of the Scrapyard Ship series. It's all about to end in one climatic crescendo. The story continues with Captain Jason Reynolds and his team: Billy, Rizzo, and the rhino-warrior, Traveler. They must attempt to rescue Ricket and Gaddy, still held captive aboard the impregnable Dreathlor prison barge. Only after the rescue can Jason return to the Lilly, his highly advanced Caldurian vessel...where it all began. The elusive Admiral Ot-Mul, leader of the Craing Drac-Vin forces, has not only survived, but thrived in the far outer-reaches of space. With hundreds of thousands of warships under his command, Ot-Mul's combined fleets are on the move. But, in truth, he cares about little else than making one man suffer...Captain Jason Reynolds. With an enormous fighting force on the horizon, it's the last call to battle. Will the decimated Allied worlds reunite one more time? Will Ot-Mul get his vengeance by taking those most dear to Jason - Mollie, Boomer, Nan, and Dira - and using them to rip Jason's world and his very existence apart?

©2015 Mark Wayne McGinnis (P)2015 Mark Wayne McGinnis

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Alive at Work

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Summary

Poll after poll has confirmed that an astonishing number of workers are disengaged from their work. Why is this happening? And how can we fix the problem?  In this bold, enlightening book, social psychologist and professor Daniel M. Cable takes leaders into the minds of workers and reveals the surprising secret to restoring their zest for work. Disengagement isn't a motivational problem, it's a biological one. Humans aren't built for routine and repetition. We're designed to crave exploration, experimentation, and learning - in fact, there's a part of our brains, which scientists have coined "the seeking system", that rewards us for taking part in these activities. But the way organizations are run prevents many of us from following our innate impulses. As a result, we shut down.  Things need to change. More than ever before, employee creativity and engagement are needed to win. Fortunately, it won't take an extensive overhaul of your organizational culture to get started. With small nudges, you can personally help people reach their fullest potential. Alive at Work reveals:  How to encourage people to bring their best selves to work and use their greatest strengths to help your organization flourish  How to build creative environments that motivate people to share ideas, work smarter, and embrace change  How to enhance people's connection to their work and your customers  How to create personalized experiences that help people feel a deeper sense of purpose  Filled with fascinating stories from the author's extensive research, Alive at Work is the inspirational guide that you need to tap in to the passion, creativity, and purpose fizzing beneath the surface of every person who falls under your leadership.

©2018 Dainel M. Cable (P)2018 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Discussion 9: Fourth Principle of Coaching - Execution and Developing Flow Behaviors

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion learn to inspire your team by creating a high degree of inspiration, trust, and support.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 6 mins
Available on Audible
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1920: America's Great War

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By the author of breakout World War II era alternate histories Himmler's War and Rising Sun, a compelling alternate-history thriller. After winning World War I, Germany invades America in 1920, marching through California and Texas as a desperate nation resists. Consider this other 1920: Imperial Germany has become the most powerful nation in the world. In 1914, she crushed England, France, and Russia in a war that was short but entirely devastating. By 1920, Kaiser Wilhelm II is looking for new lands to devour. The United States is fast becoming an economic super-power and the only nation that can conceivably threaten Germany. The U.S. is militarily inept, however, and is led by a sick and delusional president who wants to avoid war at any price. Thus, Germany is able to ship a huge army to Mexico to support a puppet government. Her real goal: the invasion and permanent conquest of California and Texas. America desperately resists the mightiest and most brutal army in the world, in a battle fought on land, at sea, and in the air as enemy armies savagely march up on California and move north towards a second Battle of the Alamo. Only the indomitable spirit of freedom can answer the Kaiser's challenge.

©2013 Robert Conroy (P)2013 Recorded Books

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
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Discussion 11: Skill 1 - Build Trust

Summary

Unlocking Potential: Discussions by FranklinCovey is a program based on Michael K. Simpson's book Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. In this discussion go in depth into building trust, the first of seven coaching skills.

©2015 FranklinCovey (P)2015 FranklinCovey and Audible

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible