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  • Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Antony Bugg-Levine, Jed Emerson
    • Narrated By Tim Lundeen
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    This is the first book to chart the catalytic path of this new industry, explaining how it is and can be a positive disruptive force. It shows how impact investing is a transformational vehicle for delivering "blended value" throughout the investment spectrum, giving a single name to a set of activities previously siloed in enclaves, revealing how they are linked within what is becoming a new field of investing. Written by two leaders in the field of impact investing, the book defines this emgerging industry.

  • Final Impact: Axis of Time, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Birmingham
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
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    In the year 2021 a multinational fleet - experimenting with untested weapons technology - pitched through time, crash-landing in 1942. The world is thrown into chaos as Roosevelt, Hitler, Churchill, Tojo, and Stalin scramble to adapt to new, high-tech killing tools, and twenty-first-century ways of war.

    Alan says: "Would like to see it become a movie."
  • Wiley CPA Exam Review Impact Audios: Regulation, 3rd Edition

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Anita L. Feller
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    Wiley CPA Exam Review Impact Audios: Regulation, Third Edition contains dynamic lectures on vital parts and modules of the new computerized CPA Examination including simulations. Completely revised and updated, the audios provide coverage of the most recent tax law changes, the latest business law legislation, and AICPA and PCAOB ethics rules.

  • Point of Impact

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Stephen Hunter
    • Narrated By Beau Bridges
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    He was one the best Marine snipers in Vietnam. Today, 20 years later, all Bob Lee Swagger wants is to be left alone. But a shadowy military organization seduces him into one last mission for his country - unaware until too late that the game is rigged. The assassination plot is executed to perfection until Bob Lee Swagger, alleged lone gunman, comes out of the operation alive, the target of a nationwide manhunt, with his only allies a woman he just met and a discredited FBI agent.

    Randy says: "Magnificent"
  • ACOA Trauma Syndrome: The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Tian Dayton
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Hanley
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    Growing up in a home where there is addiction or relationship trauma puts a child at great risk for long-term, post-traumatic stress effects that adversely compromise adult relationships. Best-selling author, psychologist, and psychodramatist Tian Dayton examines this trauma through an exploration of the way the brain and body process frightening or painful emotions and experiences in childhood.

  • Wiley CPA Exam Review Impact Audios: Business Environment and Concepts, 3rd Edition

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Anita L. Feller
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    Wiley CPA Exam Review Impact Audios: Business Environment and Concepts, Third Edition contains dynamic lectures on vital parts and modules of the new computerized CPA Examination including simulations. Completely revised and updated, these invaluable and in-depth audios are designed to be used on audio devices.

    Ujwal says: "Poor audio quality but Great value!"
  • Centered Leadership: Leading with Purpose, Clarity, and Impact

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joanna Barsh, Johanne Lavoie
    • Narrated By Glynnis O'Connor
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    What enables some talented people to rise to the top and live their full ambitions at work and in life, while others stop short? In 2008, Joanna Barsh launched and sponsored Tthe Centered Leadership Project at McKinsey and Company to answer that very question. In the process, they uncovered what distinguishes leaders who are successful from those who achieve true greatness. They called it Centered Leadership because these leaders find their balance in the midst of chaos and lead from their most resourceful self to unleash the potential of others.

  • The Impact of You

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Kendall Ryan
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Meadows
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    Needing an escape from her past, Avery chooses a college where no one knows her. Keeping a low profile was the plan, falling for the intense frat boy, Jase wasn't. Yet she can't deny how alive she feels when he's near. Even as common sense implores her to stay away, her body begs her to get closer. Jase, numb from his own family drama, has grown bored with weekends fueled by nameless girls and countless bottles when he meets Avery. Helping her cope with her past is better than dealing with the bullshit his own life's served up.

    Books,Coffee and Wine says: "STORY WAS AWESOME- THE NARRATOR WAS HORRIBLE"
  • Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Ortberg
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of impact; it is unknown because history doesn't connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much havoc, often in his name. He is history's most familiar figure, yet he is the man no one knows. His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental.

    T. Harris says: "NOT narrated by John Ortberg, sadly"
  • Fatal Impact

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Kathryn Fox
    • Narrated By Jennifer Vuletic
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    When a girl's dead body is found in a toybox, forensic physician and pathologist Anya Crichton joins the police hunt in her home state of Tasmania for the girl's missing mother and sister. Staying with her increasingly erratic mother, Dr Jocelyn Reynolds, Anya fears the long shadow of her sister Miriam's disappearance has finally driven her mother past the brink of sanity. When tests conclude a virulent strain of food poisoning was responsible for the child's death, the deadly outbreak begins to spread.

  • Effective Business Writing for Success: How to convey written messages clearly and make a positive impact on your readers

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 25 mins)
    • By Jane Smith
    • Narrated By Jane Smith
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    Reports, emails, business plans, meeting minutes, journal articles, reviews, speeches and presentations: business writers have to write any or all of these, and write them well. Good business writing saves time, money and gives a positive and professional impression of you and your organisation - while poor written communications cause problems ranging from irritation through to complete project failure. But writing effectively for work is not a mysterious gift; it's a skill that can be learned....

  • No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Colin Beavan
    • Narrated By Colin Beavan
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    A guilty liberal finally snaps, swears off plastic, goes organic, becomes a bicycle nut, turns off his power, and generally becomes a tree-hugging lunatic who tries to save the polar bears and the rest of the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his baby daughter and Prada-wearing, Four Seasons-loving wife along for the ride. And that's just the beginning.

    Mark T says: "Silly Title- Worthwhile Story"
  • Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Leslie R. Crutchfield, Heather McLeod Grant
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
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    Great nonprofits spend as much time working with institutions outside their four walls as they do managing their internal operations. They use the power of leverage to become greater forces for good. This landmark book reveals the six powerful practices of 12 high-impact nonprofits and tells their compelling stories.

    Elanjelian says: "Pretty Good"
  • The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Kivi Leroux Miller, Katya Andresen
    • Narrated By Vanessa Hart
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    This down-to-earth book shows how to hack through the bewildering jungle of marketing options and miles-long to-do lists to clear a marketing path that's right for your organization, no matter how understaffed or underfunded. You'll see how to shape a marketing program that starts from where you are now and grows with your organization, using smart and savvy communications techniques, both offline and online.

  • Impact

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
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    A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing.High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars and it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting.

    J. Rhoderick says: "Didn't do it for me"
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated By David Chandler
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    Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory. Not all swans are white, and not all events, no matter what the experts think, are predictable. Taleb shows that black swans, like 9/11, cannot be foreseen and have an immeasurable impact on the world.

    Kenneth says: "Brilliant, Obnoxious, Narcissistic, Brilliant"
  • Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Gary A. Sojka
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    The year is 8000 B.C. A man wanders across a field of prairie grasses in search of edible berries and roots and wild game to feed his family. As he walks, the tips of the grasses brush against him, releasing seeds. He collects a few of these seeds and brings them back to his camp. Later, he notices that when they fall on earth, they begin to sprout, and a new plant grows. In small moments like these, the path of Homo sapiens is changed forever.

  • The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Aaron Hurst
    • Narrated By Darryl Hughes Kurylo
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    Thirty-five years after his uncle, Marc Porat, coined the term Information Economy and predicted the rise of Silicon Valley, Aaron Hurst lays out his case that the next evolution of the American economy is emerging, this time based on the creation of purpose. Building on his experience catalyzing the $15 billion pro bono service market and working with a new generation of entrepreneurs, Aaron describes how the new economy is changing work, organizations and markets to better serve people and the world.

  • What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bernard Lewis
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    For many centuries, the world of Islam was at the forefront of human achievement: the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier, was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear.

    Jason says: "Great place to start"
  • The Big Idea: Focus the Message, Multiply the Impact: Leadership Network Innovation Series

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Dave Ferguson, Jon Ferguson, Eric Bramlett
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
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    Nothing is more dangerous than a single compelling idea that is lived out and nothing is more harmless than lots of little ideas never applied. By creatively communicating one Big Idea every week your church will transform people into genuine Christ followers who live out the mission of Jesus. Less is more!

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