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The Boyfriend Effect

6 ratings

Summary

I’m not boyfriend material. If a trail of broken hearts and a piss-poor record of failed relationships have taught me anything, it’s this. My buddies are happy to give me shit about my latest breakup from here to next Sunday. Thanks, but I’d rather have a root canal. And a vasectomy. At the same time. Relief comes in an unlikely package - the gorgeous and feisty Maren. She just so happens to be my best friend’s sister, so that’s not awkward at all. But I’m a man on a mission, and Maren is down to teach me all the ways I’ve been failing as a boyfriend. Apparently, there are many. And it’s all very informative - until I start to catch feelings. Now it’s not just my reputation on the line, but my heart, too.

©2020 Kendall Ryan (P)2020 Kendall Ryan

Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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Don't Burn This Book

256 ratings

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"Topical, engaging, personable, and above all, reassuring." (Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, author of 12 Rules for Life) From host of The Rubin Report, the most-watched talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube right now, a road map for free thinking in an increasingly censored world. The left is no longer liberal. Once on the side of free speech and tolerance, progressives now ban speakers from college campuses, “cancel” people who aren’t up to date on the latest genders, and force religious people to violate their conscience. They have abandoned the battle of ideas and have begun fighting a battle of feelings. This uncomfortable truth has turned moderates and true liberals into the politically homeless class. Dave Rubin launched his political talk show The Rubin Report in 2015 as a meeting ground for free thinkers who realize that partisan politics is a dead end. He hosts people he both agrees and disagrees with - including those who have been dismissed, deplatformed, and despised - taking on the most controversial issues of our day. As a result, he’s become a voice of reason in a time of madness. Now, Rubin gives you the tools you need to think for yourself in an age when tribal outrage is the only available alternative. Based on his own story as well as his experiences from the front lines of the free speech wars, this book will empower you to make up your own mind about what you believe on any issue and teach you the fine art of:  Checking your facts, not your privilege, when it comes to today’s most pervasive myths, from the wage gap and gun violence to climate change and hate crimes  Standing up to the mob against today’s absurd PC culture, when differences of opinion can bring relationships, professional or personal, to a sudden end  Defending classical liberal principles, because freedom is impossible without them  The Progressive Woke Machine is waging war against the last free thinkers in the world. Don’t Burn This Book is the definitive account of our current political upheaval and your guide to surviving it.

©2020 Dave Rubin (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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Us Conductors

123 ratings

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Us Conductors is the story of the man who created the most magical musical instrument in the world, the theremin. It's a tale of electricity and espionage, jazz and kung-fu, Harlem and Siberia, and the way even doomed love can keep you alive. Locked in a cabin aboard a ship bearing him back to Russia and away from the love of his life, Lev Sergeyvich Termen begins to type his story: a tale of electricity, romance, and the invention of the world's strangest instrument, the theremin. He recollects his early years as a scientist forging breakthroughs during the Bolshevik Revolution and his decade as a Manhattan celebrity and reluctant Soviet spy. Against the backdrop of Prohibition and the 1929 crash, Termen spends his days in his workshop, devising inventions, and his nights in Harlem clubs, jostling with famous bandleaders and falling in love with the young violinist Clara Reisenberg. When the boat reaches his homeland, Termen finds it is not the Russia he remembers. He is imprisoned in the Gulag system, sent first to a Siberian work camp and then to a secret laboratory. In the face of all this, his love for Clara remains constant, passing through the ether like the theremin's song. Steeped in beauty, wonder, and looping heartbreak, Sean Michaels' debut novel explores the lies we tell, the truths we imagine, and the lengths we go to survive.

©2014 Sean Michaels (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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The Grey Horse

1 rating

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Set against the colorful and magical backdrop of Ireland, The Grey Horse chronicles a time when the Irish people suffered under harsh English overlords who sought to destroy their culture and way of life. Into the Irish town of Carraroe, a magnificent, completely grey stallion appears. The horse brings with him the promise of better times and magical happenings, for he is actually the shape-shifted form of Ruairi MacEibhir, journeyed to such a time of danger in order to win the hand of the woman he loves.

©1987 R. A. MacAvoy (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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The Amish Way

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A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the Amish.  This second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices. They interpret the distinctive practices of the Amish way of life and spirituality in their cultural context and explore their applicability for the wider world.  Using a holistic perspective, the book tells the story of Amish religious experience in the words of the Amish themselves. Due to their long-standing friendships and relationships with Amish people, this author team may be the only set of interpreters able to provide an outsider-insider perspective. This book:  Provides a behind-the-scenes examination of Amish spiritual life  Expains how Amish practices can be applied to the wider world  Written by authors with unprecedented access to the Amish community and in a lively and engaging style, The Amish Way will appeal to anyone who has wanted to know more about the inner workings of the Amish way of life. 

©2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

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An in-depth look at how to create and use key performance indicators (KPIs), from the King of KPIs - now updated and expanded! By exploring measures that have transformed businesses, David Parmenter has developed a methodology that is breathtaking in its simplicity and yet profound in its impact. Now in an updated and expanded Second Edition, Key Performance Indicators is a proactive guide representing a significant shift in the way KPIs are developed and used, with an abundance of implementation tools, including:  The four foundation stones that lead the development and use of KPIs.  A 12-step model for developing and using KPIs with guidelines.  A KPI resource kit including worksheets, workshop programs, and questionnaires.  A new and pragmatic approach to finding critical success factors.  Over 300 performance measures Implementation variations for small to medium enterprises and not-for-profit organizations.  New implementation short cuts.  How to brainstorm performance measures.  Templates for reporting performance measures.  A resource kit for a consultant who is acting as a coach / facilitator to the in-house project team.  Now including a discussion of critical success factors, as well as new chapters that focus on implementations issues and "how to sections" on finding your CSFs and brainstorming the performance measures that report progress within the CSFs, Key Performance Indicators, 2nd Edition will help you identify and track your organization's KPIs to ensure continued and increased success.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2010 David Parmenter (P)2012 Gildan Media

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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The Oligarchs

6 ratings

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A brilliant investigative marrative: How six average Soviet men rose to the pinnacle of Russia's battered economy. David Hoffman, former Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post, sheds light onto the hidden lives of Russia's most feared power brokers: the oligarchs. Focusing on six of these ruthless men Hoffman reveals how a few players managed to take over Russia's cash-strapped economy and then divvy it up in loans-for-shares deals. Before perestroika, these men were normal Soviet citizens, stuck in a dead-end system, claustrophobic apartments, and long bread lines. But as Communism loosened, they found gaps in the economy and reaped huge fortunes by getting their hands on fast money. They were entrepreneurs. As the government weakened and their businesses flourished, they grew greedier. Now the stakes were higher. The state was auctioning off its own assets to the highest bidder. The tycoons go on wild borrowing sprees, taking billions of dollars from gullible western lenders. Meanwhile, Russia is building up a debt bomb. When the ruble finally collapses and Russia defaults, the tycoons try to save themselves by hiding their assets and running for cover. They turn against one another as each one faces a stark choice - annihilate or be annihilated. The story of the old Russia was spies, dissidents, and missiles. This is the new Russia, where civil society and the rule of law have little or no meaning.

©2002, 2003, 2011 David E. Hoffman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Length: 22 hrs and 50 mins
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Why We Lost

1 rating

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A high-ranking general's gripping insider account of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and how it all went wrong. Over a 35-year career, Daniel Bolger rose through the army infantry to become a three-star general, commanding in both theaters of the U.S. campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. He participated in meetings with top-level military and civilian players, where strategy was made and managed. At the same time, he regularly carried a rifle alongside rank-and-file soldiers in combat actions - unusual for a general. Now, as a witness to all levels of military command, Bolger offers a unique assessment of these wars, from 9/11 to the final withdrawal from the region. Writing with hard-won experience and unflinching honesty, Bolger makes the firm case that in Iraq and in Afghanistan, we lost - but we didn't have to. Intelligence was garbled. Key decision makers were blinded by spreadsheets or theories. And at the root of our failure, we never really understood our enemy. Why We Lost is a timely, forceful, and compulsively listenable account of these wars from a fresh and authoritative perspective.

©2014 Daniel Bolger (P)2015 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Length: 20 hrs and 40 mins
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Firstborn

2 ratings

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First title of a classic trilogy brought back into print - and now audio! When the leader of the Silvanesti elves dies, conflict threatens to drive his sons apart. While Sithas wishes the elves to withdraw more and more from any contact with other races, Kith-Kanan and his Wildrunners forge connections and trade goods with the humans of Ergoth. As the world of Krynn watches, a new elven nation rises from the strife.

©2004 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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What to Do When the Shit Hits the Fan

Summary

Would you know how to prepare for an unforeseen emergency, or handle an unexpected disaster? With real-world considerations in mind, disaster preparedness consultant David Black shows us how to stay alive when tragedy strikes. His step-by-step actions can help us make it safely through a variety of crises, from catastrophic weather to terrorism to civil unrest. Black presents tailor-made plans for individuals, businesses, organizations, small groups, and communities to follow, in all regions of the country and broken down by type of emergency and environment. In addition, he provides a hierarchy for response including communication, healthcare, food, water, and shelter in the absence of institutions and commercially available services and supplies.

©2007 David Black (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Author: David Black
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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The Kinslayer Wars

1 rating

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Second title of a classic trilogy now in audio! The Kinslayer Wars, the second title in The Elven Nations trilogy, was first released in mass-market format in 1991, and it documented the ancient civil war of the elven races in the Dragonlance world. Unavailable for the past several years, this title is now being brought into audio in order to fulfill the rising demands of consumers. The other two titles in this trilogy will also be re-released in the same season so that listeners may easily compile the entire trilogy.

©2004 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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The Lost World of Genesis One

16 ratings

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In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends 20 propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, Walton's thoughtful analysis unpacks seldom appreciated aspects of the biblical text and sets Bible-believing scientists free to investigate the question of origins.

©2009 John H. Walton (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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The School Revolution

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Twelve-term Texas Congressman, Presidential candidate, and #1 New York Times best-selling author Ron Paul returns with a highly provocative treatise about how we need to fundamentally change the way we think about America's broken education system in order to fix it. Whether or not you have children, you know that education is vital to the prosperity and future of our society. Yet our current system simply doesn't work. Parents feel increasingly powerless, and nearly half of Americans give our schools a grade of "C". Now, in his new book, Ron Paul attacks the problem head-on and provides a focused solution that centers on strong support for home schooling and the application of free market principles to the American education system. Examining the history of education in this country, Dr. Paul identifies where we've gone wrong, what we can do about it, and how we can change the way we think about education in order to provide a brighter future for Americans.

©2013 Ron Paul (P)2013 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Author: Ron Paul
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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July 1914: Countdown to War

Summary

When a Serbian-backed assassin gunned down Archduke Franz Ferdinand in late June 1914, the world seemed unmoved. Even Ferdinand’s own uncle, Franz Josef I, was notably ambivalent about the death of the Hapsburg heir, saying simply, "It is God’s will." Certainly, there was nothing to suggest that the episode would lead to conflictmuch less a world war of such massive and horrific proportions that it would fundamentally reshape the course of human events. As acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin reveals in July 1914, World War I might have been avoided entirely had it not been for a small group of statesmen who, in the month after the assassination, plotted to use Ferdinand’s murder as the trigger for a long-awaited showdown in Europe. The primary culprits, moreover, have long escaped blame. While most accounts of the war’s outbreak place the bulk of responsibility on German and Austro-Hungarian militarism, McMeekin draws on surprising new evidence from archives across Europe to show that the worst offenders were actually to be found in Russia and France, whose belligerence and duplicity ensured that war was inevitable. Whether they plotted for war or rode the whirlwind nearly blind, each of the men involvedfrom Austrian Foreign Minister Leopold von Berchtold and German Chancellor Bethmann Hollweg to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Sazonov and French president Raymond Poincarsought to capitalize on the fallout from Ferdinand’s murder, unwittingly leading Europe toward the greatest cataclysm it had ever seen. A revolutionary account of the genesis of World War I, July 1914 tells the gripping story of Europe’s countdown to war from the bloody opening act on June 28th to Britain’s final plunge on August 4th, showing how a single monthand a handful of menchanged the course of the twentieth century.

©2013 Sean McMeekin (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
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The Qualinesti

2 ratings

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The Qualinesti, the third title in The Elven Nations trilogy, was first released in 1991, and it documented the ancient schism of the elven races in the Dragonlance world. Unavailable for the past several years, this title is now being brought back in order to fulfill the rising demands of consumers. The other two titles in this trilogy will also be re-released so that listeners may easily compile the entire trilogy.

©1991 TSR, Inc. c. 2004 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Victorian Villainy

Summary

Among the world's great fictional villains Professor James Moriarty stands alone. Doctor Fu Manchu, Hannibal Lecter, Count Dracula, Iago, Voldemort, Darth Vader, Bill Sikes, Inspector Javert, and the Wicked Witch of the West all have their fans, all have their place in popular fiction. But for every one who can tell you whose life Iago made miserable, fifty honor that Professor James Moriarty was the particular nemesis of Sherlock Holmes. But just how evil was he? These stories by Michael Kurland explore an alternate possibility: that Moriarty wasn't evil at all; that his villainy was less along the lines of Fu Manchu and more like Robin Hood or Simon Templar. And the reason for Sherlock Holmes' characterization of him as "the Napoleon of crime" was that the professor was one of the few men he'd ever met who was smarter than he - and he couldn't stand it!

©2011 Michael Kurland (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Coulter
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible