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  • Leadership & Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box |  The Arbinger Institute

    Leadership & Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By The Arbinger Institute
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known phenomenon called "self-deception". We deceive ourselves into thinking we're doing the right thing for the right reason, but people won't follow a leader whose motives are selfish. The tricky thing is, we don't know that our motivation is flawed. This audiobook explains what self-deception is, how people get trapped in it, how it undermines relationships and organizational achievement, and - most importantly - the surprising way to solve it.

    LEONARDO says: "Should be a require read to every human"
  • The Kiss of Deception: Remnant Chronicles | Mary E. Pearson

    The Kiss of Deception: Remnant Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Mary E. Pearson
    • Narrated By Emily Rankin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As First Daughter, Princess Lia is expected to have the revered gift of sight - but she doesn't - and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom - to a prince she has never met. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive - and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.

    Kevin Avara says: "WOW!"
  • Deception Point: A Novel | Dan Brown

    Deception Point: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

    Mark B says: "Some people are too picky -- This is a must"
  • The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security | Kevin Mitnick

    The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Mitnick
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security. Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide.

    Mike says: "Poor Narrator - ZZZZZzzzzzzz!"
  • Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception | Philip Houston,Michael Floyd,Susan Carnicero,Don Tennant

    Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, and others
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
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    Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world’s best at recognizing deceptive behavior.

    Kim says: "Excellent, with one disappointment"
  • The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? | Seth Godin

    The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In his bravest and most challenging book yet, Seth Godin shows how we can thrive in an economy that rewards art, not compliance. He explains why true innovators focus on trust, remarkability, leadership, and stories that spread. And he makes a passionate argument for why you should be treating your work as art. Art is not a gene or a specific talent. It's an attitude, available to anyone who has a vision that others don't, and the guts to do something about it.

    Kim says: "Needed Perspective for the New Connected Economy"
  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box | The Arbinger Institute

    Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By The Arbinger Institute
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known problem called "self-deception". We deceive ourselves into thinking we're doing the right thing for the right reason, but people won't follow a leader whose motives are selfish. The tricky thing is, we don't know that our motivation is flawed.

    Gryphon says: "Not quite "out of the box""
  • Star Wars: Cloak of Deception | James Luceno

    Star Wars: Cloak of Deception

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
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    Hoping to stem the growing tide of unrest, Chancellor Valorum convenes an emergency trade summit on the planet Eriadu. A group of Jedi Knights is sent to protect the delegates from possible terrorist attack, but what should have been a simple peacekeeping assignment turns out to be a mission into the heart of a political firestorm. For shadowy forces are at work, pulling the strings in a bid for power that could leave the Republic reeling. And the chancellor is only the most visible victim.

    Terryn says: "Good Background to Episode 1"
  • Deception Cove: A Rainshadow Novel, Book 2 | Jayne Castle

    Deception Cove: A Rainshadow Novel, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jayne Castle
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As a light-talent, Alice North has the rare ability to make things disappear, including herself - a gift that comes in handy during her magic act with her dust bunny Houdini. Business mogul Drake Sebastian is day-blind, since his sight was nearly destroyed in a lab accident. But he’s the one man who can see Alice when she disappears - and he needs her. On Rainshadow Island, two dangerous Old World crystals are missing, igniting a paranormal storm. Drake thinks Alice is the key to finding them, and proposes they head there, but only after a marriage of convenience.

    Captain Skurvy says: "Jayne Castle produces another winner"
  • Fatal Deception: Fatal, Book 5 | Marie Force

    Fatal Deception: Fatal, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The wife of the White House deputy chief of staff has been beaten to death, and their one-year-old daughter is missing. D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland is in charge of the murder investigation, but she's forced to collaborate with Special Victims Unit detectives as well as thorn-in-her-side FBI Special Agent Avery Hill. Then, a cold case of her father's resurrects old hurts - a distraction Sam cannot afford. As Sam's investigation heats up, so does Nick's political career - and the heat carries over to their bedroom. Will Sam put the pieces together in time to catch a killer and find the baby?

    Lia says: "Fatal Deception Sizzles!!"
  • The King's Deception: A Cotton Malone Novel, Book 8 | Steve Berry

    The King's Deception: A Cotton Malone Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Steve Berry
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Cotton Malone and his 15-year-old son, Gary, are headed to Europe. As a favor to his former boss at the Justice Department, Malone agrees to escort a teenage fugitive back to England. But after he is greeted at gunpoint in London, both the fugitive and Gary disappear, and Malone learns that he’s stumbled into a high-stakes diplomatic showdown - an international incident fueled by geopolitical gamesmanship and shocking Tudor secrets.

    LibbyListener says: "Another wonderfully researched thriller"
  • Sense of Deception | Victoria Laurie

    Sense of Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Victoria Laurie
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Michaels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Abby Cooper senses a convicted killer is innocent, but she'll need hard evidence to save the woman before it's too late.... A ticked-off judge has tossed Abby in the slammer for contempt of court, and during her brief but unpleasant stay she learns the story of a condemned woman who is facing a far more serious sentence. Skylar Miller has been found guilty of murder and faces the death penalty. Everyone believes she's guilty, including her own family and her ex-husband - everyone, that is, except Abby.

    Sherri says: "Well she just gets better and better"
  • Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation | Dean Jobb

    Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Dean Jobb
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. Speakeasies thrived, gang war shootings announced Al Capone's rise to underworld domination, Chicago's corrupt political leaders fraternized with gangsters, and the frenzy of stock market gambling was rampant. Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people (who should have known better) to invest as much as $30 million.

    Bruce says: "Fascinating"
  • The Bourne Deception | Robert Ludlum,Eric Van Lustbader

    The Bourne Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
    • Narrated By Jeremy Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Jason Bourne's nemesis Arkadin is still hot on his trail and the two continue their struggle, reversing roles of hunter and hunted. When Bourne is ambushed and badly wounded, he fakes his death and goes into hiding. In safety, he takes on a new identity, and begins a mission to find out who tried to assassinate him. Jason begins to question who he really is, how much of him is tied up in the Bourne identity, and what he would become if that was suddenly taken away from him.

    Patrick says: "should have read the reviews"
  • Star Wars: The Cestus Deception: A Clone Wars Novel | Steven Barnes

    Star Wars: The Cestus Deception: A Clone Wars Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Steven Barnes
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Determined to halt a sale of dangerous bio-droids to the Separatists, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatches a team of envoys, led by Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Ord Cestus. But if all else fails, the Republic will not hesitate to launch a full-scale attack, wiping out countless lives. Facing a crisis of conscience, Obi-Wan Kenobi must find the wisdom and strength to prevent a bloodbath and safeguard the Republic while abiding by the ancient code to which he has pledged his life.

    Diane says: "Excellent all around"
  • The Tao Deception: Tori Swyft, Book 2 | John M. Green

    The Tao Deception: Tori Swyft, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By John M. Green
    • Narrated By Taylor Owynns
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    World leaders are being assassinated by toxic gas. An obscure group of Chinese terrorists claims responsibility, but are the Ten Brothers - a secret circle of China's political, military and business elite - using terrorists as a cover to justify the assassination of China's President and the overthrow of Beijing? Once again, ex-CIA operative Tori Swyft finds herself embroiled in the middle of an explosive conspiracy. Can she survive long enough to thwart the Ten Brothers?

  • The Dance of Deception: A Guide to Authenticity and Truth Telling in Women's Relationships | Harriet Lerner, PhD

    The Dance of Deception: A Guide to Authenticity and Truth Telling in Women's Relationships

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Harriet Lerner, PhD
    • Narrated By Harriet Lerner
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    From sexual faking to family secrets, Dr. Harriet Lerner reveals how the struggle toward truth-telling is at the center of our deepest longings for intimacy, authenticity, and self-regard. Drawing on more than two decades of clinical experience, Dr. Lerner articulates her rich philosophy and thoughtful guidelines about speaking out and holding back.

    Gina says: "Good Message"
  • Targets of Deception: Jordan Sandor, Book 1 | Jeffrey S. Stephens

    Targets of Deception: Jordan Sandor, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jeffrey S. Stephens
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
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    When Jordan Sandor resigned from active service with the Central Intelligence Agency, it was before September 11th, before the fall of Saddam Hussein, and before the world had so dramatically changed. He is reluctantly drawn back into action when a series of violent events leads him to suss out a new al-Qaeda conspiracy to initiate cataclysmic assaults with poison gas.

  • Deception | Amanda Quick

    Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Amanda Quick
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Once Olympia Wingfield had been free to devote all her time to her true passion: the study of ancient legends and long-lost treasure. But now, with three hellion nephews to raise, the absentminded beauty has very little time for research. Which makes it seem all the more serendipitous when a handsome stranger strides into Olympia’s library unannounced and proceeds to set her world to rights.

    Amy says: "Poor narration"
  • The Florentine Deception: A Novel | Carey Nachenberg

    The Florentine Deception: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Carey Nachenberg
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    After selling his dorm-room startup for millions and effectively retiring at the age of 25, Alex Fife is eager for a new challenge. When he agrees to clean up an old PC as a favor, he never expects to find the adventure of a lifetime waiting for him inside the machine. But as he rummages through old emails, Alex stumbles upon a startling discovery: The previous owner, a shady antiques smuggler, had been trying to unload a mysterious object known as the Florentine on the black market.

    Brian says: "Feels like non-fiction, which is terrifying."
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