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  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (






UNABRIDGED) by Chris Taylor Narrated by Nick Podehl

    How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Chris Taylor
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    In How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, veteran journalist Chris Taylor traces the series from the difficult birth of the original film through its sequels, the franchise’s death and rebirth, the prequels, and the preparations for a new trilogy. Taylor provides portraits of the friends, writers, artists, producers, and marketers who labored behind the scenes to turn Lucas’s idea into a legend.

    A Mayne says: "A wonderful, in-depth look at the Star Wars"
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Paula Hawkins Narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher

    The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
  • Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor James Hynes

    Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor James Hynes
    Overall
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    From evoking a scene to charting a plot to revising your drafts, Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques offers a master class in storytelling. Taught by award-winning novelist James Hynes, a former visiting professor at the famed Iowa Writers' Workshop, these 24 insightful lectures show you the ins and outs of the fiction writer's craft.

    William says: "Good advice and sobering truths"
  • Bulgakov: A Dog's Heart (






UNABRIDGED) by Mikhail Bulgakov Narrated by Roy McMillan

    Bulgakov: A Dog's Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mikhail Bulgakov
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (56)
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    When a respected surgeon decides to transplant human body parts into a stray dog, he creates a monster - drunken, profligate, aggressive and selfish. It seems the worst aspects of the donor have been transplanted as well. As his previously well-regulated home descends into riotous chaos, the doctor realises he will have to try to reverse the operation; but the dog isn't so keen....

    Mike McGuire says: "A fine piece of art!"
  • Memory Man (






UNABRIDGED) by David Baldacci Narrated by Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy

    Memory Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (890)
    Performance
    (782)
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    Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good and left him with an improbable side effect - he can never forget anything.

    Big jim Picotto says: "Good character, bad plot, worse narration"
  • Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Mark Berkson

    Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Mark Berkson
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    According to polls conducted by Gallup and the Pew Research Forum on Religion & Public Life, the majority of Americans fail basic tests about religion, including tests on their own faith. This is troublesome because religious literacy is about so much more than naming deities or knowing the stories of ancient history. For many of us, religion is a way to examine and understand ourselves. These 24 enlightening lectures offer you the chance to experience the world's religions from all angles – historical, theological, and cultural.

    George R. Murray says: "Could Not Have Been Better"
  • The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Seth Freeman

    The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Seth Freeman
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    The course is organized around a mnemonic device, developed by Professor Freeman, that can serve in any negotiation situation. Called "I FORESAW IT," this indispensable framework guides you in assembling the strongest possible case, showing you how to evaluate such factors as creative options, independent criteria, and your best alternative to a negotiated agreement.

    John A. Ryan says: "Outstanding review, new ideas and insights"
  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Richard Wolfson

    Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Richard Wolfson
    Overall
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    "It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

    Brady says: "I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would"
  • The Skeptic's Guide to American History  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Mark A. Stoler

    The Skeptic's Guide to American History

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Mark A. Stoler
    Overall
    (431)
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    (385)
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    To take a skeptical approach to American history is not to dabble in imaginative conspiracy theories; rather, it's to reframe your understanding of this great nation's past and actually strengthen your appreciation for what makes American history such a fascinating chapter in the larger story of Western civilization. And in this bold 24-lecture series, you can do just that.

    Phoebe says: "Not everyone's cup of tea but certainly mine."
  • The Entrepreneur's Toolkit  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Michael Goldsby

    The Entrepreneur's Toolkit

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Michael Goldsby
    Overall
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    This course teaches you how to be an entrepreneur and how to think like one - skills that are essential whether you are starting a business, expanding an existing business, boosting your career as an employee, pursuing a social cause, or seeking to increase your impact as a teacher, coach, minister, or other professional. Packed with fascinating lessons from legendary entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and Henry Ford, these 24 lectures are entertaining as well as practical.

    Alexis Van Espen says: "Useful for Americans and non Americans alike."
  • The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Michael Dues

    The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Michael Dues
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    In 24 lectures brimming with practical tips, tools, and techniques everyone can use to better manage conflict in his or her professional and personal lives, gain the essential skills of conflict management. As presented by Professor Dues, these lectures will show you how to effectively deal with conflicts of all kinds, using the "win-win" model that has dominated the field for the past six decades.

    Brendan says: "Excellent Frameworks"
  • The Vikings  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Kenneth W. Harl

    The Vikings

    • ORIGINAL (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Kenneth W. Harl
    Overall
    (471)
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    (413)
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    As raiders and explorers, the Vikings played a decisive role in the formation of Latin Christendom, and particularly of western Europe. Now, in a series of 36 vivid lectures by an honored teacher and classical scholar, you have the opportunity to understand this remarkable race as never before, studying the Vikings not only as warriors, but in all of the other roles in which they were equally extraordinary - merchants, artists, kings, raiders, seafarers, shipbuilders, and creators of a remarkable literature of myths and sagas.

    Peter says: "Good Informational Listen"
  • Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Mark Leary

    Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Mark Leary
    Overall
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    (273)
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    Every day of your life is spent surrounded by mysteries that involve what appear to be rather ordinary human behaviors. What makes you happy? Where did your personality come from? Why do you have trouble controlling certain behaviors? Why do you behave differently as an adult than you did as an adolescent?Since the start of recorded history, and probably even before, people have been interested in answering questions about why we behave the way we do.

    BryanW says: "Nowhere near the depth of typical Great Courses"
  • The Medieval World  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Dorsey Armstrong

    The Medieval World

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Dorsey Armstrong
    Overall
    (201)
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    (182)
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    Far from being a time of darkness, the Middle Ages was an essential period in the grand narrative of Western history. But what was it like to actually live in those extraordinary times? Now you can find out.These 36 lectures provide a different perspective on the society and culture of the Middle Ages: one that entrenches you in the daily human experience of living during this underappreciated era.

    Dr. Cosens-Hellstrom says: "Excellent introduction to Medieval History!"
  • The History of Ancient Rome  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Garrett G. Fagan

    The History of Ancient Rome

    • ORIGINAL (22 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Garrett G. Fagan
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    Even today, the influence of Ancient Rome is indelible, with Europe and the world owing this extraordinary empire a huge cultural debt in almost every important category of human endeavor, including art, architecture, engineering, language, literature, law, and religion. At the peak of its power, Rome's span was vast. In the regional, restless, and shifting history of continental Europe, the Roman Empire stands as a towering monument to scale and stability, unified in politics and law, stretching from the sands of Syria to the moors of Scotland. And it stood for almost 700 years.In this series of 48 spirited lectures, you'll see how a small village of shepherds and farmers rose to tower over the civilized world of its day and left a permanent mark on history. In telling Rome's riveting story, Professor Fagan draws on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, including recent historical and archaeological scholarship, to introduce the fascinating tale of Rome's rise and decline, including the famous events and personalities that have become so familiar: . Horatius at the bridge . Hannibal crossing the Alps during Rome's life-or-death war with Carthage . Caesar assassinated before a statue of his archrival Pompey . The doomed lovers Antony and Cleopatra . The mad and venal emperors Nero and Caligula . The conversion of Constantine The course also addresses one of history's greatest questions: Why did the Roman Empire fall? And you'll learn why most modern scholars believe that the empire did not "fall" at all, but, rather, changed into something very different-the less urbanized, more rural, early medieval world.

    Sad Donkey says: "Fantastic"
  • Gathering Prey: Prey, Book 25 (






UNABRIDGED) by John Sandford Narrated by Richard Ferrone

    Gathering Prey: Prey, Book 25

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By John Sandford
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
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    (227)
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    They call them Travelers. They move from city to city, panhandling, committing no crimes - they just like to stay on the move. And now somebody is killing them. Lucas Davenport's adopted daughter, Letty, is home from college when she gets a phone call from a woman Traveler she'd befriended in San Francisco. The woman thinks somebody's killing her friends, she's afraid she knows who it is, and now her male companion has gone missing.

    Vida T. Yancy says: "Very good!"
  • Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Rufus J. Fears

    Books That Have Made History: Books That Can Change Your Life

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Rufus J. Fears
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    (174)
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    Why do "Great Books" continue to speak to us hundreds and even thousands of years after they were written? Can they deepen our self-knowledge and wisdom? Are our lives changed in any meaningful way by the experience of reading them?Tackle these questions and more in these 36 engaging lectures. Beginning with his definition of a Great Book as one that possesses a great theme of enduring importance, noble language that "elevates the soul and ennobles the mind," and a universality that enables it to "speak across the ages," Professor Fears examines a body of work that offers extraordinary wisdom to those willing to receive it.

    Kristi Richardson says: "A course that will open you to new ideas."
  • Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything  by The Great Courses Narrated by Professor Dorsey Armstrong

    Analysis and Critique: How to Engage and Write about Anything

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Dorsey Armstrong
    Overall
    (100)
    Performance
    (83)
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    (81)

    Tap into the power of effective writing by developing the fundamental critical and analytical skills that transform your writing from "good" to "great." Regardless of your subject, goal, or occasion, these skills will help you organize your thoughts into a coherent piece, make a persuasive argument rooted in facts, and make responsible use of research materials.

    Louis says: "Really helpful overview."
  • Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations  by The Great Courses, Michael A. Roberto Narrated by Professor Michael A. Roberto

    Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Michael A. Roberto
    • Narrated By Professor Michael A. Roberto
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (159)
    Story
    (155)

    Discover an essential handbook for strategies, concepts, and insights into the dynamics of transformational leadership in these 24 lectures, which take you on an in-depth examination of the leadership behaviors and capabilities essential to creating positive change in teams and organizations. Filled with case studies and lessons from leaders in business, politics, sports, and the military, as well as a range of specific skills and strategies you can put to use in your own career, this lecture series is an authoritative guide to successful leadership.

    sertsa says: "Great Leadership Overview - Theory & Application"
  • Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition  by The Great Courses, David Zarefsky Narrated by Professor David Zarefsky

    Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, David Zarefsky
    • Narrated By Professor David Zarefsky
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (128)
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    What is effective reasoning? And how can it be done persuasively? These questions have been asked for thousands of years, yet some of the best thinking on reasoning and argumentation is recent and represents a break from the past. These 24 engaging lectures teach you how to reason, how to persuade others that what you think is right, and how to judge and answer the arguments of others - and how they will judge yours.

    liam says: "If you are on the fence, Get it!"
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