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Building a StoryBrand

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Summary

New York Times best-selling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach listeners how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses. Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching listeners the seven universal story points all humans respond to, the real reason customers make purchases, how to simplify a brand message so people understand it, and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion-dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.

©2017 Donald Miller (P)2017 Thomas Nelson Publishers

Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
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The Secrets of Story

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The Secrets of Story is a revolutionary and comprehensive writing guide for the 21st century, focused on clever ways to get an audience to fully identify with an all-too-human hero. Authors will learn to how to cut through pop culture noise and win over a jaded modern audience by rediscovering the heart of writing: shaping stories that ring true to our shared understanding of human nature. Providing conversational advice that spans multiple disciplines - from fiction to film to creative nonfiction - Matt Bird's insightful techniques allow characters to come alive and stories to reach a new level of appeal.

©2016 Matt Bird (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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The Cellist of Sarajevo

5 ratings

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This brilliant novel with universal resonance tells the story of three people trying to survive in a city rife with the extreme fear of desperate times, and of the sorrowing cellist who plays undaunted in their midst.  One day a shell lands in a bread line and kills 22 people as the cellist watches from a window in his flat. He vows to sit in the hollow where the mortar fell and play Albinoni’s Adagio once a day for each of the 22 victims. The Adagio had been re-created from a fragment after the only extant score was firebombed in the Dresden Music Library, but the fact that it had been rebuilt by a different composer into something new and worthwhile gives the cellist hope.  Meanwhile, Kenan steels himself for his weekly walk through the dangerous streets to collect water for his family on the other side of town, and Dragan, a man Kenan doesn’t know, tries to make his way towards the source of the free meal he knows is waiting. Both men are almost paralyzed with fear, uncertain when the next shot will land on the bridges or streets they must cross, unwilling to talk to their old friends of what life was once like before divisions were unleashed on their city. Then there is “Arrow”, the pseudonymous name of a gifted female sniper, who is asked to protect the cellist from a hidden shooter who is out to kill him as he plays his memorial to the victims.  In this beautiful and unforgettable novel, Steven Galloway has taken an extraordinary, imaginative leap to create a story that speaks powerfully to the dignity and generosity of the human spirit under extraordinary duress.

©2008 Steven Galloway (P)2020 Knopf Canada

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CivCEO 3

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Charles' crazy wager paid off. After facing near annihilation, he managed to upend Nicos the warmonger and secure a new strip of land near the coast. With Tine growing steadily, he can now turn his attention to developing this new village and turning it into a new powerhouse. But as always, nothing ever goes as planned. For one, the borders of his new territory do not quite reach the water, so he cannot build a Seaport until he levels up his village. He cannot even access the resource tiles such as the fish, making this place completely depend on Tine for food. On top of that, Charles still needs to find a way to reinstate Tanders who's been chased away from Igithor by rival Henderson Aimes (with the help of the Silver Fools). One of the possible options is to recruit more Heroes to retake the guildhall, especially since his loyal wizard Alamander has yet to return from his secret leave. But to get access to those special units, he first needs to build a Hall of Heroes. And for that, he needs rare artifacts....

©2020 LitRPG Freaks (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
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Rockstar

12 ratings

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It was lyrics at first sight when I saw Violet Rhodes across that crowded party. She was lights and darks, swirled together. Music in motion. And all of it while looking like a hitwoman at an Elvis convention. I had nothing to offer the intriguing girl but a one-night stand. I figured I’d revel in my last night of anonymity before my first tour and shoot her a quick “we’ll always have LA!” good-bye the next morning. But nothing went according to plan. In one night, Violet crawled under my skin and into my bloodstream. She tattooed her name across my chest and between my legs. She became my muse. And then she was gone. Now, months later, here she is again. And in a twist I never saw coming, it turns out Violet is ultra-violet radiation. Beautiful, ethereal light bringing with her the promise of damage and destruction. My brain tells me to walk away from this girl, but my heart can’t stop feeling like she might be one of a kind...the sort of girl who comes along once in a violet moon. Rockstar is a stand-alone romance, the love story of Dax Morgan and the electrifying woman who rocked his world during his journey to worldwide rock superstardom.

©2019 Lauren Rowe (P)2019 Lauren Rowe

Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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Le tre del mattino

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Antonio è un liceale solitario e risentito, suo padre un matematico dal passato brillante; i rapporti fra i due non sono mai stati facili. Un pomeriggio di giugno dei primi anni Ottanta atterrano a Marsiglia, dove una serie di circostanze inattese li costringerà a trascorrere insieme due giorni e due notti senza sonno. È così che il ragazzo e l'uomo si conoscono davvero, per la prima volta; si specchiano l'uno nell'altro e si misurano con la figura della madre ed ex moglie, donna bellissima ed elusiva. La loro sarà una corsa turbinosa, a tratti allucinata a tratti allegra, fra quartieri malfamati, spettacolari paesaggi di mare, luoghi nascosti e popolati da creature notturne. Un viaggio avventuroso e struggente sull'orizzonte della vita. L'ultimo lavoro di Gianrico Carofiglio, interpretato dalla voce dell'autore stesso, unica ed inconfondibile. >> Questo audiobook in edizione integrale vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale.

©2017 Rosaria Carpinelli Consulenze Editoriali Srl (P)2017 Audible Studios

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Operation Husky

25 ratings

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On July 10, 1943, two great Allied armadas of over 2,000 ships readied to invade Sicily. This was Operation Husky, the first step toward winning a toehold in fascist-occupied Europe. Among the invaders were 20,000 Canadian troops serving in the First Canadian Infantry Division and First Canadian Tank Brigade - in their first combat experience. Over the next 28 days, the Allied troops carved a path through the rugged land, despite fierce German opposition. Drawing on firsthand accounts of veterans and official military records, Operation Husky offers a gripping, meticulous account of this seminal operation and the young men who fought, died, and survived it.

©2008 Mark Zuehlke (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Author: Mark Zuehlke
Category: History, Military
Length: 16 hrs
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Rogue Hunter

Summary

A nation under siege....

It’s been more than four years since the annexation of Crimea, and the UN has decided to take covert military action to loosen the stranglehold of the Russian invaders. The targets are a strategic bridge and underwater pipelines which supply the occupied peninsula with natural gas, electrical power, and telecommunications from mainland Russia. If these critical lifelines can be severed, Ukrainian resistance fighters might have a chance at reclaiming independence.

To make this possible, former US naval officer Jake Slate and international arms dealer Pierre Renard must wage a clandestine war against the Russian navy. Their enemies are aided by weaponized dolphins, who know the ocean environment far better than any human possibly can.

If this is not a suicide mission, it’s pretty damned close....

Book eight of the Rogue Submarine series.

Rogue Avenger (2005)

Rogue Betrayer (2007)

Rogue Crusader (2010)

Rogue Defender (2013)

Rogue Enforcer (2014)

Rogue Fortress (2015)

Rogue Goliath (2015)

Rogue Hunter (2016)

Rogue Invader (2016)

Rogue Justice (2017)

©2016 John R. Monteith (P)2018 John R. Monteith

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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Warlords of Ancient Mexico

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Learn the unbelievable true history of the great warrior tribes of Mexico. More than 13 centuries of incredible spellbinding history are detailed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of Mexico. Dozens of these charismatic leaders of nations and armies are brought to life by the deep research and entertaining storytelling of Peter Tsouras. Tsouras introduces the reader to the colossal personalities of the period: Smoking Frog, the Mexican Machiavelli, the Poet Warlord, the Lion of Anahuac, and others... all of them warlords who shaped one of the most significant regions in world history, men who influenced the civilization of half a continent. The warlords of Mexico, for all their fascinating lives and momentous acts, have been largely ignored by writers and historians, but here that disappointing record is put right by a range of detailed biographies that entertain as they inform. Students of the area, historians working in American history, and long-term visitors and tourists to the region will gain a much clearer understanding of the background history of these territories and the men who formed and reformed them.

©1996, 2014 Peter G. Tsouras (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Category: History, Military
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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Last Laugh, Mr. Moto

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Japanese spymaster Mr. Moto travels to the Caribbean in search of a weapon with the power to determine the course of World War II. November 1940: In Kingston Harbor, ex-navy pilot Bob Bolles lounges aboard his cutter. After months spent drifting from port to port, his only ironclad rule is no alcohol before noon. But when an American businessman named Malcolm Kingman, his gorgeous socialite wife, and their Swedish butler charter the Thistlewood for a trip to the remote Mercator Island, Bob's carefree life takes a dangerous and dramatic turn. By the time he places the Kingmans' strange accents and realizes what they hope to recover from the deserted island, it's too late. He is caught in the middle of an international espionage plot with grave implications for the wars raging across Europe and Asia. To keep a powerful military secret from falling into the wrong hands, Bob must dig deep within himself to locate hidden reserves of courage. Easier said than done, as is outwitting Mr. Moto, a top secret agent of Imperial Japan who has been tracking the Thistlewood across the Caribbean Sea. First serialized in the Saturday Evening Post, John P. Marquand's popular and acclaimed Mr. Moto Novels were the inspiration for eight films starring Peter Lorre.

©1941, 1942 John P. Marquand; Copyright renewed 1969, 1970 by John P. Marquand, Jr., Christina M. Welch, Mrs. Donald A. Young, Elon H. H. Marquand, and Timothy Marquand; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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Rogue Goliath

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The plan was working perfectly until everything went to hell. A South Korean submarine penetrates North Korean territorial waters to launch a snatch-and-grab commando raid. The kidnapping is an act of vengeance; the target is a North Korean admiral, wanted for the ambush and sinking of a South Korean corvette. The abduction goes off without a hitch. But when the triumphant commandos return to the sub, they go rogue, slaughtering members of the crew in an attempt to seize the submarine. Now, the crippled sub is trapped in enemy waters, with the entire North Korean surface navy out for blood. Into this maelstrom of danger and cutthroat politics comes international arms dealer Pierre Renard, and his secret weapon --former U.S. naval officer Jake Slate. To pull off an impossible rescue under the nose of a vastly more powerful enemy, Jake will have to abandon every known tactic and every vestige of sanity. And he can't help but wonder, how much longer will his luck hold out?

©2015 John R. Monteith (P)2017 John R. Monteith

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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Right You Are, Mr. Moto

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In the final installment of John P. Marquand's classic espionage series, Mr. Moto returns - 15 years after his previous adventure. After serving his country as a paratrooper in World War II, Jack Rhyce takes on an even more dangerous mission when he becomes a secret agent in the early years of the Cold War. Now he and fellow spy Ruth Bogart have been dispatched to Tokyo to foil an assassination attempt on a leading liberal politician. Murder is only the first part of this nefarious Communist plot; the ultimate objective is to stir up anti-American sentiment in a country that has formed close bonds with its former adversary in the West. Undercover as do-gooders employed by the Asia Friendship League, Jack and Ruth are met at the airport by Mr. Moto, a would-be tour guide who offers to make their stay more hospitable. The American spies immediately suspect that there is more to Mr. Moto than meets the eye. But whose side is he on? To stop the cunning mastermind behind the sinister scheme, Jack and Ruth will have to learn the secrets of post-war Japan as quickly as possible. The mysterious Mr. Moto might just be their greatest ally, or their worst enemy. First serialized in the Saturday Evening Post, John P. Marquand's popular and acclaimed Mr. Moto Novels were the inspiration for eight films starring Peter Lorre.

©1956, 1957 The Curtis Publishing Company; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
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Mr. Moto Is So Sorry

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The fourth entry in Pulitzer Prize-winning author John P. Marquand's popular series of espionage adventures features an Australian mercenary, a Mongolian prince, and a Japanese spymaster. Eager to escape his complicated past, Calvin Gates boards a train bound for Inner Mongolia, where he plans to join an archaeological dig. Also en route to the Gilbreth Expedition is Sylvia Dillaway, a beautiful young artist with a fierce independent streak. The two Americans become unwitting players in a high-stakes game of international intrigue when Sylvia's Australian guide gives her a silver inlaid cigarette case containing a coded message. With the clouds of war looming, various factions of the Japanese, Russian, and Chinese governments will stop at nothing to get their hands on the case - including murder. Calvin and Sylvia's only hope for survival is a fellow passenger, the charming and mysterious Mr. Moto. He is Imperial Japan's top secret agent, and his mission is to ensure the safe delivery of the cigarette case to its rightful destination. To do so, he must protect the innocent Americans, but on a speeding train headed deep into dangerous territory, even his considerable skills might not be enough to save the day. First serialized in the Saturday Evening Post, John P. Marquand's popular and acclaimed Mr. Moto Novels were the inspiration for eight films starring Peter Lorre.

©1938 John P. Marquand; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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Dark Side of the Moon

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The OPSIG team must literally leave Earth to save it in this “thriller ride of a lifetime” from the USA Today - best-selling author of The Lost Codex (Gayle Lynds).   In 1972, Apollo 17 returned to Earth with 200 pounds of rock - as well as something far more dangerous than they could have imagined. For decades, the military concealed the crew’s mysterious discovery. But now a NASA contractor has leaked the intel to conspiring foreign powers, putting in their hands the most powerful weapon of mass destruction yet created.    While FBI profiler Karen Vail and OPSIG Team Black colleague Alexandra Rusakov try to root out the NASA mole and break up the spy ring, covert operatives Hector DeSantos and Aaron Uziel prepare for a mission beyond anything they’ve ever attempted - a spaceflight to the moon itself - to avert a war that could not only disrupt the global balance of power, but also end in catastrophic annihilation.... Dark Side of the Moon is the fourth book in the OPSIG Team Black series, but you may enjoy listening to the series in any order.

©2018 Alan Jacobson (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
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Die, You Damned Robot

Summary

Please note: This is not an ordinary sci-fi novel, nor a graphic novel.  Ten Years ago, a certain law was passed by the high council that made the very existence of the Megatrons, the most advanced family of robots, illegal. Thus commenced an era where humans began hunting down their own creations without mercy.  Jun Cason, the protagonist of this world far into the future, is sentenced to death for committing one of the worst crimes of recent times. While drowning in depression and awaiting his death, one day, a strange man visits him and makes him an offer: spend the last two weeks of your life in this tiny jail cell, or live for one week as a free man; only catch is, you’d have to go to that mysterious place in the galaxy where living things die of unknown reasons for our research project. Finding a tiny ray of hope in the darkness, Jun accepts the offer.  On his last day as a free man, Jun witnesses a very cruel public execution of the Megatrons while being out on the streets. Megatrons resemble human beings. So, when he sees a teenage Megatron girl getting violently killed right in front of him, his sense of justice arises, and he ends up saving the girl’s lover, a Megatron teenager named Nixon. Out of gratitude, Nixon attempts to save Jun from the peril that awaits him in the outer space, but ends in failure.  How could Jun ever hope to survive the Obion planet clusters where the deadly aliens lurk? After learning the conspiracy and the corruption of the high council who rules the world, would he be willing to assist the revolutionaries and help them by committing the same crime that got him a death sentence once again? Follow along as Jun faces one perilous trail after another and rises against the most powerful super computer humanity has ever built, the terrible tyrant Keygen Computer!

©2021 Zunair Ahmad (P)2021 Zunair Ahmad

Narrator: Paul Christy
Author: Zunair Ahmad
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
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Coaching for Leadership

Summary

Today's coaches are challenged with the recurring task of weaving threads from several disciplines into a tapestry that is fit for purpose in helping their clients learn and succeed. In this sense, the coach has to become a discriminating eclectic, developing a keen sense of judgment to select which threads are best woven into the fabric and those that it would be better to simply throw away. Coaching for Leadership is intended to be a cherished companion in that learning journey presented by the world's greatest coaches, including: Marshall Goldsmith, Paul Hersey, Beverly Kay, Daivd Ulrich, and many more.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.  

©2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Rogue Crusader

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He's a renegade and a traitor. He may also be America's last hope for survival. A hijacked Israeli submarine. An unprovoked attack against a US Navy destroyer. A civilian oil tanker with a secret cargo of nuclear weapons. Together, they add up to an ingenious plan to penetrate the ballistic missile defenses of the United States. Standing in the path of destruction is a crew of mercenary submarine sailors, led by ex-US naval officer Jake Slate. Exiled for crimes that should have earned him a military execution, Slate is not anyone's idea of a hero. But he's all we've got.

©2010 John Monteith (P)2016 John Monteith

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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Rogue Justice

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Enemies within, enemies without.... Israel wages war on its neighbors - and on itself. While Palestine, Syria, and paramilitary extremists gear up for battle, internal dissent turns the turbulent country into a roiling cauldron of chaos. Naval blockades escalate, tank divisions mobilize, and sleeper cells prepare to extract bloody revenge.  Enter global arms runner Pierre Renard and his mercenary submarine fleet. Led by expelled US naval officer Jake Slate, Renard’s brilliant band of misfits ambush an Israeli war machine that is divided, but still unbelievably lethal. Facing incalculable odds against an overpowering force, these so-called heroes must trust their wits and one another - even when victory seems impossible.  As the battle rushes toward its devastating climax, they can only hope they're fighting on the side of justice.  This novel is part of the Rogue Submarine fiction series, launched in 2005 by John Monteith, a former military officer and naval warfare instructor. Beginning with Rogue Avenger, the books are titled in alphabetical order for ease of reference. Although the stories are best heard in sequence, each installation is written for enjoyment as a standalone adventure.

©2017 John R. Monteith (P)2018 John R. Monteith

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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The Coming Apostasy

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"For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths." (2 Timothy 4:3-4) Jesus Christ is coming back. It is certainly a Christian's greatest hope during these difficult times. The Bible warns us that the last days will be tumultuous - wars and rumors of wars will spread (Matthew 24:6). In our age, the world seems to be spinning out of control, creating fear, confusion, and uncertainty. In addition to violence, pestilence, and epidemics, the Bible predicts a great "falling away" from God in the end times. Bible teachers call that "the great apostasy". Are we seeing evidence today in the church of this massive rejection of sound and wholesome teaching? Best-selling authors Mark Hitchcock and Jeff Kinley team up to examine the evidence from the teachers of our time. Are today's teachers allowing people to follow their own desires by telling them what they want to hear, as the Bible clearly predicts? Are major portions of the church ready to abandon sound and wholesome teaching? Together, Mark and Jeff explore alarming trends among today's church leaders, and they are simply stunned by what they discover. The great apostasy is coming, but is it closer than we imagine? Let Mark and Jeff be your steady guides to the difficult days ahead.

©2017 Mark Hitchcock and Jeff Kinley (P)2017 Two Words Publishing LLC

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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Rogue Fortress

Summary

It begins with greed. It ends with destruction. A military bid for control of the fourth richest oil fields on earth. A high-tech fortress, armed with cutting-edge rail guns and point defense weapons that give it mastery of the sea for more than 100 miles in all directions. An insanely clever commando assault on a snorkeling diesel submarine. At the epicenter of these colliding forces is former US Navy officer Jake Slate, scrabbling desperately for one more impossible military victory. And behind the scenes, international arms dealer Pierre Renard continues to pull the strings like the virtuoso puppet master he is. In a world of dwindling fuel sources, the global battle for oil is just getting started....

©2015 John R. Montetih (P)2017 John R. Monteith

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
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Rogue Kingdom

Summary

The tables have turned.... It begins with a daring commando raid to capture a highly-specialized warship. But this time, global arms runner Pierre Renard is not the mastermind behind the crime. He’s the victim and the hijacked vessel is his hybrid combat/salvage submarine, the Goliath.  In addition to its vital role in his plans, the lost sub is a stab at Renard’s heart, a reminder that even his Machiavellian schemes cannot guarantee protection against clever enemies. For the first time, he’s reacting rather than taking control, dancing on the puppet strings instead of pulling them.  Leading the chase to recapture the Goliath is disgraced former US naval officer Jake Slate, once again in command of Renard’s mercenary fleet. Pitted against a crafty and deadly adversary, Slate knows that he can’t continue to defy the odds indefinitely.  Sooner or later, his luck is going to run out.

©2018 John R. Monteith (P)2018 John R. Monteith

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
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Deadly Deceits

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A veteran of two and a half decades with the Central Intelligence Agency unmasks the culture of lethal lies at its foundation in this devastating exposé, now with a new foreword by David MacMichael. Ralph W. McGehee was a patriot, dedicated to the American way of life and the international fight against Communism. Following his graduation with honors from Notre Dame, McGehee was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency in 1952 and quickly became an able and enthusiastic cold warrior. Stationed in Southeast Asia in the mid-1960s, he worked to stem the Communist tide that was sweeping through the region, first in Thailand and later in Vietnam. But despite his notable successes in reversing enemy influence among the local peasants and villagers, McGehee found himself increasingly alienated from a company culture built on deceit and wholesale manipulation of the truth. While his country was being pulled deeper and deeper into the Vietnam quagmire, McGehee awoke to a chilling reality: The CIA was not a gatherer of actual intelligence to be employed in a legitimate war against dangerous enemies but a tool of the president's foreign-policy staff designed solely to stifle the truth and fabricate "facts" that supported the agency's often immoral agenda. With courage and candor, Ralph McGehee illuminates the CIA's dark catalog of misdeeds in his stunning, no-holds-barred memoir of a life in the service of deception. Startling, eye opening, and infuriating, Deadly Deceits is an honest and unflinching insider's look at a toxic government agency that the author cogently argues has no useful purpose and no moral right to exist.

©1983 Ralph W. McGehee; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
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Rogue Enforcer

Summary

Former US naval officer Jake Slate is on a downhill slide into alcohol, self-pity, and rage. A decade of life as a mercenary submarine commander has left him exhausted, bitter, and utterly disgusted with the world. When a drunken brawl leaves his opponent dead in the parking lot of a seedy bar, Jake needs to run away. From his crime...from his country...from himself. For international arms dealer Pierre Renard, Jake's meltdown couldn't possibly have come at a better time. Renard is planning to start a war against a major European military power, and he needs Jake Slate to light the fuse.

©2014 John R Monteith (P)2017 John R Monteith

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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Rogue Liberator

Summary

The circle closes.... On a covert mission in Iranian waters, a US Virginia-class attack submarine falls prey to an elaborate trap. Stranded on the sea bottom behind enemy lines, the American sub sends out a desperate call for help. Enter global gun runner Pierre Renard and his mercenary combat/salvage fleet. Led by expelled US naval officer Jake Slate, Renard’s band of misfit superstars are facing their deadliest mission yet. Outgunned by a regional military powerhouse, the tiny navy of castoffs must trust their wits, each other, and their accidental American allies. It’s been 13 years since Slate and Renard stole nuclear warheads from the US Navy. Now, if they can pull off an impossible rescue without triggering a war, they might finally erase the sins of their past. Together, they’ll earn redemption and respect. Or they’ll die trying.

©2018 John Monteith (P)2019 John Monteith

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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Rogue Defender

Summary

Book four of the Rogue Submarine series: a crew of mercenary submarine sailors and an ex-US naval officer take on the largest military force on Earth. North Korea has crossed the Demilitarized Zone; the United States is hit by electromagnetic pulse attacks; and the Middle East is unraveling. Has Armageddon begun, or is a mortal puppet master pulling the strings? Regardless of the answer, the US military is too overwhelmed by global events to continue protecting Taiwan. Chinese troops have gained a foothold on Taiwanese soil, and the tiny island nation has been stripped of her allies. Faced with impending destruction, the Taiwanese will do anything to survive, even if it means crossing the line into nuclear warfare. Their plan is desperate, and quite possibly insane. There's only one man crazy enough to carry it out: former naval officer-turned renegade, Jake Slate.

©2013 John R Monteith (P)2017 John R Monteith

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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Cut and Cover

Summary

To most people, Maj. John Rexford is a retired marine living in the Catskill Mountains of New York on disability. Even John's girlfriend, Maggie, has no idea he's really a CIA spook recruited in Afghanistan and assigned to kill enemies on US soil. With exemplary skills in hand-to-hand combat and small-arms weaponry, John Rexford completes a string of successful kills, eliminating terrorists and their money supply in the New York metropolitan area. With the FBI hot on his trail for these illegal assassinations, John must find a way to stop an international team of explosives experts from destroying New York City's aqueducts, killing thousands with chlorine gas, and burning the five boroughs to the ground. During his mission John runs afoul of a high-level underworld assassin who uses his mastery of yoga to silently strangle his victims. When the assassin discovers John's one liability - his girlfriend, Maggie - John will have to make a terrible choice between her life and the capture of her abductor. This tightly scripted story begins with a terrorist plot and gradually turns into a clash between two professional killers, with the lives of both John Rexford and Maggie hanging in the balance. As the characters collide with deadly force on the streets of New York in Cut and Cover, the line between right and wrong blurs, long-standing loyalties are questioned, and no one is really sure, even if they succeed, what the final outcome will be.

©2015 Kevin Hurley (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Author: Kevin Hurley
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
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Think Fast, Mr. Moto

Summary

From Shanghai to Honolulu to Manchuria, the third chapter in the adventures of Imperial Japan's top secret agent is an international thrill ride. Wilson Hitchings is ready to assume his rightful place at Hitchings Brothers, one of the oldest mercantile banks in China. His first task takes him to Hawaii, where he must persuade his cousin Eva to close Hitchings Plantation, a gambling establishment started by her father, the black sheep of the family. The senior members of the bank believe that the casino is tarnishing the venerable Hitchings name. Little do they know how right they are. Unbeknownst to Eva, her father's establishment has become a key strand in a web of political and financial intrigue stretching all the way to the Far East. When Wilson uncovers the plot and realizes just how much danger he and Eva are in, he has no choice but to trust Mr. Moto, a Japanese spymaster who claims to be in Honolulu on a similar mission. But with a remorseless killer and a cast of shady international characters tracking their every move, this unlikely trio might be facing odds far too long to beat. First serialized in the Saturday Evening Post, John P. Marquand's popular and acclaimed Mr. Moto Novels were the inspiration for eight films starring Peter Lorre.

©1936, 1937 John P. Marquand; Copyright renewed 1964, 1965 by John P. Marquand, Jr. and Christina M. Welch; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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Dragon Forge

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A heroic battle to uphold the balance of Eberron(R) Gaven has fulfilled part of the prophecy and become the Storm Dragon. Now he seeks the Draconic Prophecy at its source in Argonessen, the dragon nation - but as he travels toward that ancient continent, Gaven may discover more than he suspected. Meanwhile, Aundairian loyalists - assisted by a sinister dragon cabal - are assembling the Dragon Forge: an eldritch machine designed to harness the power of a Siberys dragonmark and amplify it. In this case, to create a devastating storm of hail and acid rain to go before Aundair's armies as they march into the Eldeen Reaches. And they know just the dragonmarked to use....

©2009 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Author: James Wyatt
Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
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Storm Dragon

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The beginning of an adventure that will shake the world of Eberron! A war hero, his mind broken by the wonders he witnessed on his last mission for his nation, has spent years in the deepest, darkest prison in all the world. Wallowing in despair and ever on the verge of madness, he is caught by surprise when a band of strangers breaks him out. But his rescuers don't exactly have his best interests at heart. The magic relic that broke his once-brilliant mind may be the key to stopping worldwide destruction - and whether he lives or dies really doesn't concern them.

©2007 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Author: James Wyatt
Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
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Dragon War

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An epic series that fans of the Eberron world will love. The Five Nations of Khorvaire stand on the brink of war. Gaven–exile, outlaw, and prophesied Storm Dragon - may be the one person able to stop it. But he can’t remember who he is. Wounded, tormented, and hovering on the brink of madness, Gaven’s friends - and even a few enemies–have to save him before it’s too late....

©2009 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Author: James Wyatt
Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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Your Turn, Mr. Moto

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The thrilling first installment in Pulitzer Prize - winning author John P. Marquand's classic espionage series featuring Imperial Japan's most skillful spy. Capitalizing on his heroic career as a World War I flying ace, Casey Lee agrees to pilot a plane across the Pacific as a publicity stunt for an American tobacco company. But his future as a goodwill ambassador between East and West takes a nosedive when the flight is abruptly canceled. Stranded in Tokyo, his bank account rapidly dwindling, Casey is approached by Mr. Moto, a secret agent with a job to offer. The work entails a matter of grave international importance - and it pays well. Casey accepts the proposition and boards a steamship bound for Shanghai, where his mission will begin. His fellow passengers include Mr. Moto and Sonya, a beautiful exile from White Russia with her own private agenda. When a Chinese man turns up dead in Casey's stateroom, the trio is caught up in a dangerous game of intrigue and deceit, the outcome of which might just determine the fate of their nations. First serialized in the Saturday Evening Post, John P. Marquand's popular and acclaimed Mr. Moto Novels were the inspiration for eight films starring Peter Lorre.

©1935 John P. Marquand; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
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Hard Target

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An enigmatic covert operative. A skilled FBI agent with a dark past. And a terror plot unlike any in history... An explosion pulverizes the president-elect's helicopter on election night. It soon becomes clear that the group behind the assassination possesses far greater reach than anything the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has yet encountered - and a plot so deeply interwoven in the country's fabric that it threatens to upend America's political system. But as Department of Defense covert operative Hector DeSantos and FBI Agent Aaron “Uzi” Uziel sort out who is behind the bombings, Uzi's personal demons not only jeopardize the investigation but may sit at the heart of a tangle of lies that threaten to trigger an international terrorist attack. Hailed by political thriller master Vince Flynn as “a smart, complex novel that explodes from the page,” and by Lee Child as "a great thriller" that's “fast, hard, and intelligent,” Hard Target is a ticking time bomb that keeps you clinging to the edge of your seat... Note: Hard Target also features National Bestselling Author Alan Jacobson's famed FBI Profiler, Karen Vail, in a key role affecting national security.

©2012 Alan Jacobson (P)2013 Alan Jacobson

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
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Querencia

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Born in Boston, Stephen Bodio wandered into Magdalena, New Mexico, in the 1970s while on his way to Montana and never left. He was accompanied by Betsy Huntington, who was twenty years his senior; the couple had been inseparable from the day they met. After stumbling upon a vintage home along the highway, they settled into a country life; it was the perfect way for the two of them to make their lives together in an out-of-the-way place. It's through Bodio that Betsy's story is painted in such memorable passages that soon captivate listeners. Together they made their home among the mountains of New Mexico, returning to a simple life of hunting, falconry, and becoming acquainted with the local reptiles and insects of the desert. A lover of nature, Bodio here explains in vivid detail his time spent in the wilderness. He found himself the center of his neighbors' attention when they discovered his endless fascination with the local fauna, from snakes and birds to coursing dogs. He became accustomed to Magdalena through the people and wildlife, even joining in the biggest festival on the calendar: The Quemado Rodeo, better known by locals as the Street Dance and Brawl. From the Spanish term meaning "the heart's true home," Querencia captivates and settles the heart. It is an astonishing listen for those looking for an escape from the hustle of the big city, or just seeking to find solitude in the country life.

©1990, 2014 Stephen Bodio (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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How to Be Like Walt

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An inspiring biography of one of the most influential and beloved figures of the 21st century, based on more than 1,000 interviews. How to Be Like is a "character biography" series: biographies that also draw out important lessons from the life of their subjects. In this new book - by far the most exhaustive in the series - Pat Williams tackles one of the most influential people in recent history. While many recent biographies of Walt Disney have reveled in the negative, this audiobook takes an honest but positive look at the man behind the myth. For the first time, the book pulls together all the various strands of Disney's life into one straightforward, easy-to-listen-to tale of imagination, perseverance, and optimism. Far from a preachy or oppressive tome, this audiobook scrapes away the minutiae to capture the true magic of a brilliant maverick.

©2004 Pat Williams (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

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On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 loaded 239 people onboard and took off for what should have been a six-hour flight. It never made it - and it's still missing. It's been a year since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, and there's still no sign of the aircraft, its passengers, or its crew nor confirmation of what happened or where the aircraft resides. In this gripping investigation of the events that led to the plane's disappearance and why they could happen again, CNN aviation analyst David Soucie exposes the flaws in the aviation industry, shares what needs to be done so a plane doesn't go missing again, and uses a Bayesian analysis model to reveal what most likely happened onboard the plane that led to its downfall. Comprehensive in scope, personal and empathetic in voice, Soucie draws on his 30 years of experience as an accident investigator working with the Federal Aviation Administration. He allows you to put the wild speculation about the plane's disappearance aside and assess the facts through the eyes of an experienced accident investigator. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 David Soucie (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Author: David Soucie
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
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City of God

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The searing novel on which the internationally acclaimed hit film was based, City of God is a gritty, gorgeous tour de force from one of Brazil's most notorious slums. Cidade de Deus: a place where the streets are awash with narcotics, where violence can erupt at any moment over drugs, money, and love - but also a place where the samba beat rocks till dawn, where the women are the most beautiful on earth, and where one young man wants to escape his background and become a photographer. When City of God erupted on screens worldwide, it became one of the most critically and commercially successful foreign films of recent years. But few were aware of the story behind the film. Written by Paulo Lins, who grew up in the favela (shantytown) Cidade de Deus in Rio e Janeiro and who spent years researching its gang history, City of God began life as a coruscating, harrowing novelistic account of 20 years in the illicit pursuits of the youth gangs born from the favela. Now available in English for the first time, City of God is a raw, powerful portrait of the countless millions of poor people all over the world.

©1997, 2002 Paulo Lins. Translation copyright 2006 by Alison Entrekin. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Paul Christy
Author: Paolo Lins
Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
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