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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.

    Joseph Ivy says: "Good content, great presentation"
  • 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
    Overall
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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!"
  • 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
    Overall
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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""
  • 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
    Overall
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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"
  • 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
    Overall
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    (2364)
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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"
  • Deception | Aleatha Romig

    Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Aleatha Romig
    • Narrated By Samantha Prescott, Brian Pallino
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (260)
    Story
    (261)

    Lennox "Nox" Demetri and Alexandria "Charli" Collins had every intention of following their agreement, but rules are made to be broken. In Cunning, they were reunited, with Nox setting down new rules for the game and Charli having no choice but to follow them. Now, once again, the game has changed. Nox and Charli's hot, sensual encounter has grown into something more, but it is threatened by secrets and regrets. Is it their love and intense sexual chemistry that's pushing them together or something darker?

    Dean L Dunn says: "3rd book was a let down =("
  • 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
    Overall
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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
    Overall
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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"
  • 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
    Overall
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    (179)
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    (176)

    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 Island | Judith A Boss

    Deception Island

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Judith A Boss
    • Narrated By Ted Warren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1)

    While at an archaeology dig in Afghanistan, evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with strange shifting symbols. Not long after, she receives an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, insisting Rachel come to Antarctica to examine an unusual body with ethereal properties found in an ice cave. Before Rachel can respond, bandits storm the desert dig site. Just as they are about to seize Rachel, a helicopter appears with Trevor Brookenridge, a handsome polar geophysicist sent by his Aunt Grace.

  • Summary, Analysis & Review of The Arbinger Institute's Leadership and Self-Deception |  Instaread

    Summary, Analysis & Review of The Arbinger Institute's Leadership and Self-Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Instaread
    • Narrated By Tamara Ryan
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    Leadership and Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute is a business fable that illustrates the ways that self-deception can undermine interpersonal relationships and productivity. It begins with a new product-line lead employee, Tom Callum, at the fictional Zagrum Company. He's meeting with the company's executive vice president, Bud Jefferson. Bud says that Tom has a problem with self-deception, as they all do, and begins a long meeting to mentor Tom on how to avoid self-deception.

  • 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
    Overall
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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"
  • Hidden Deception: A Shelby Nichols Adventure | Colleen Helme

    Hidden Deception: A Shelby Nichols Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Colleen Helme
    • Narrated By Wendy Tremont King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
    (126)

    Just back from Paris, Shelby barely has time to get over her jet lag before she is right back in the thick of things. Uncle Joey, the local mob boss, needs her help to find out what his son is hiding from him. Detective Harris, AKA Dimples, has an unsolved homicide on his hands, along with a missing engagement ring. Shelby's husband, Chris, just got promoted to partner in his law firm, and she has yet to see his new office or meet his new secretary.

    Pemberley Proud says: "And the Adventures Continue!"
  • 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
    Overall
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    (174)
    Story
    (174)

    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"
  • My Lady of Deception: Brethren of the Lords, Book 1 | Christi Caldwell

    My Lady of Deception: Brethren of the Lords, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    For Georgina Wilcox, the only child of the notorious traitor known as "The Fox", there are too many secrets to count. However, after her interference results in great tragedy, she resolves to never help another...until she meets Adam Markham.

    Tracy T says: "This is just really bad insta lust!"
  • Point Deception | Marcia Muller

    Point Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Marcia Muller
    • Narrated By Ray Gautreau Laural Merlington
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    An unidentified woman's body washes up at nearby Point Deception, immediately stirring up old feelings of fear and suspicion. Relentless in pursuing his story, and haunted by a tragedy in his own past, Newberry does not let up, instilling fear in the town's sheriff, Rhoda Swift, who fears his prying will destroy her town. But as more women die and public panic sets in, Newberry and Swift form an uneasy alliance and unite in a confrontation with a killer whose motives are not as random as they seem.

  • The Face of Deception | Iris Johansen

    The Face of Deception

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Iris Johansen
    • Narrated By Jill Hennessy
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    A forensic sculptor with the rare gift for reconstructing the identity of the dead from their skulls, Eve Duncan is made an offer she can't financially refuse: to reconstruct the face of an adult murder victim. It's a simple bargain, yet its' the most dangerous one she'll ever make.

    Yuvett says: "First Rate!"
  • The Anatomy of Deception | Lawrence Goldstone

    The Anatomy of Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lawrence Goldstone
    • Narrated By David Ackroyd
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    In the morgue of a Philadelphia hospital, a group of physicians open a coffin and uncover the corpse of a beautiful young woman. What they see takes their breath away. Within days, one of them strongly suspects that he knows the woman's identity - and the horrifying events that led to her death.

    Doris says: "EXCEPTIONAL!!"
  • Deception: An Alex Delaware Novel | Jonathan Kellerman

    Deception: An Alex Delaware Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for help to whoever may be listening comes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of L.A.s most prestigious prep schools.

    Jonna says: "Really disappointed"
  • Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception | Pamela Meyer

    Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Pamela Meyer
    • Narrated By Karen Saltus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (286)
    Story
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    People - friends, family members, work colleagues, salespeople - lie to us all the time. Daily, hourly, constantly. None of us is immune, and all of us are victims. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. Now there’s something we can do about it. Liespotting links three disciplines - facial recognition training, interrogation training, and a comprehensive survey of research in the field - into a specialized body of information developed specifically to help business leaders detect deception....

    Reader says: "The Book is a Lie"
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