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  • Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War | Robert M. Gates

    Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Robert M. Gates
    • Narrated By George Newbern, Robert M. Gates
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    From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he'd long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

    Jean says: "Yoda speaks"
  • Bound by Duty (Bound Series) (Volume 1) | Stormy Smith

    Bound by Duty (Bound Series) (Volume 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stormy Smith
    • Narrated By Kristin James
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    Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she's an Elder, but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn't even know his name.

    Mark Miles says: "A book with no common sense."
  • The Duty: Play to Live, Book 3 | D. Rus

    The Duty: Play to Live, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By D. Rus
    • Narrated By Michael Goldstrom
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    The perma players' new reality gains depth and color. The virtual world has seen its first birth - and its first death. The invisible umbilical cord connecting AlterWorld to Earth grows thinner, and even the Fallen One cannot prevent the looming catastrophe. Could Max have ignored the Russian girl who'd just escaped slavery in a virtual China? Could he have turned a deaf ear to her pleas as the desperate fugitive clutched at straws on hearing her native tongue?

    Blake says: "amazing"
  • On the Duty of Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau

    On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 3 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Jim Killavey
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    This essay by Thoreau first published in 1849, argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule their consciences. It goes on to say that individuals have a duty to avoid allowing the government to make them the agents of injustice. The quote: "That government is best which governs least," sometimes attributed to Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine, actually was first found in this essay. Thoreaus' thoughts were motivated by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War but they are still relevant and resonate today.

  • Hazardous Duty: Presidential Agent Series, Book 8 | W.E.B. Griffin,William E. Butterworth

    Hazardous Duty: Presidential Agent Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By W.E.B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President of the United States is fed up and, as Commander in Chief, has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea — to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and get them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, and has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding.

    Michael says: "TRIPE!!! Utter Tripe with horrible editing."
  • Hazardous Duty: Squeaky Clean Mysteries, Book 1 | Christy Barritt

    Hazardous Duty: Squeaky Clean Mysteries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Christy Barritt
    • Narrated By Janet Campus
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    Gabby St. Claire dropped out of school on her way to completing a degree in forensic science. Instead, she did the next best thing: she started her own crime scene cleaning business. When a routine cleaning job uncovers a murder weapon the police overlooked, she realizes that the wrong person is in jail. But the owner of the weapon is willing to do anything to keep Gabby quiet. With the help of her neighbor, Riley Thomas, Gabby plays detective. But can Riley help her before another murder occurs?

    Zulu says: "Not my genre"
  • A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea | Richard Phillips,Stephan Talty

    A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
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    It was just another day on the job for 53-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a United States-flagged cargo ship that was carrying, among other things, food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship.

    AudioAddict says: "Pirates of the ... Gulf of Aden"
  • A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford Mystery | Charles Todd

    A Duty to the Dead: A Bess Crawford Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Charles Todd
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    The daughter of a distinguished soldier, Bess Crawford follows in his patriotic footsteps, volunteering to serve her country as a nurse during the Great War. In 1916 she promises Lieutenant Arthur Graham that she will carry his dying request to a brother. When Bess arrives at the Graham house in Kent, Jonathan Graham listens to his brother's last wishes with surprising indifference.

    Anne says: "Terrific period mystery"
  • Shattered Duty: Deadly Ops, Book 3 | Katie Reus

    Shattered Duty: Deadly Ops, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Katie Reus
    • Narrated By Sophie Eastlake
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    When his wife was murdered two years ago, Special Agent Levi Lazaro turned his back on everything he cared about. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. Now he's finally uncovered the identities of those who killed his wife - and he's ready to destroy them at any cost. He won't let anything stand in his way - not even a beautiful NSA agent on a mission of her own.

    Tracy T says: "Excellent Story-Excellent Narration!"
  • Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America's National Security | Robert Patterson

    Dereliction of Duty: The Eyewitness Account of How Bill Clinton Compromised America's National Security

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert Patterson
    • Narrated By J. C. Hayes
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    Here is the ultimate insider's account from the highest and most sensitive levels of the Clinton administration, revealing how the irresponsible use of power can lead to a terrible price paid by all Americans. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Buzz" Patterson was one of the military aides to commander-in-chief William Jefferson Clinton. What Patterson saw shocked him - and finally led him to write this stunning book.

    James says: "Ouch... With Friends Like This!"
  • Protecting What's His: Line of Duty Series, Book 1 | Tessa Bailey

    Protecting What's His: Line of Duty Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tessa Bailey
    • Narrated By Alice Chapman
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    The opportunity was just too damn delicious for Ginger Peet to pass up. The purse full of money she finds - $50,000 to be exact - could give her and her teen sister the new start they need. So she grabs the cash, her gothy sibling, and their life-sized statue of Dolly Parton, and blows outta Nashville in a cloud of dust. Chicago, here we come...

    Diana DC says: "Good book, poor audio"
  • The Sicilian’s Unexpected Duty: Irresistible Sicilians, Book 2 | Michelle Smart

    The Sicilian’s Unexpected Duty: Irresistible Sicilians, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Michelle Smart
    • Narrated By Helen Stern
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    Cara Delany shouldn't have been surprised when Pepe Mastrangelo - world-renowned playboy - disappeared after their unforgettable night, leaving only cold sheets and X-rated memories.... Or so she thought! Four months later, with more than herself to think of, she's forced to face the sexy Sicilian again.

  • Asking for Trouble: Line of Duty, Book 4 | Tessa Bailey

    Asking for Trouble: Line of Duty, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Tessa Bailey
    • Narrated By Alice Chapman
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    Brent Mason and Hayden Winstead can't stand each other. She plans exclusive parties for her rich family's charities; he's a rough-and-tumble cop who rigs explosives for a living. Could two people be any less suited for conversation? They think not and prefer to keep it that way. Unfortunately, their two best friends are deeply, disgustingly in love.

    Knightmare says: "Love the Series"
  • Hard Duty: Merkiaari Wars, 1 | Mark E. Cooper

    Hard Duty: Merkiaari Wars, 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated By Mikael Naramore
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    Humanity's last encounter with aliens saw 16.2 billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades. Two hundred years later, the Alliance is cautiously exploring beyond its borders again, but the survey corp is considered a mere gesture by some. General Burgton of the 501st Infantry Regiment believes a lack of expansion is leading the Alliance into stagnation. So when one small ship discovers a new alien race, it should be an easy decision to make contact, but what if the aliens are like the Merkiaari?

    AudioBook Reviewer says: "good space opera that will keep Scifi fans..."
  • Beyond Duty: Beyond Duty, Book 1 | SJD Peterson

    Beyond Duty: Beyond Duty, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By SJD Peterson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Young
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    The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell didn't come soon enough for Gunther "Gunny" Duchene and Macalister "Mac" Jones, career US Marines who met at boot camp in the 1990s. They've been somewhere between best friends and lovers in peacetime and wartime both, but as the clock ticks toward Mac's and Gunny's retirements, the guys have much more to worry about than coming out.

    Belen says: "Right in the feels"
  • A Call to Duty: Book I of Manticore Ascendant | David Weber,Timothy Zahn

    A Call to Duty: Book I of Manticore Ascendant

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By David Weber, Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
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    Growing up, Travis Uriah Long yearned for order and discipline in his life...he two things his neglectful mother couldn’t or wouldn’t provide. So when Travis enlisted in the Royal Manticoran Navy, he thought he’d finally found the structure he’d always wanted so desperately. But life in the RMN isn’t exactly what he expected. Boot camp is rough and frustrating; his first ship assignment lax and disorderly; and with the Star Kingdom of Manticore still recovering from a devastating plague, the Navy is possibly on the edge of budgetary extinction.

    lykanthrope says: "Fantastic Blend of Military Sci-Fi and Space Opera"
  • Tour of Duty – The New Employer-Employee Contract (Harvard Business Review) | Reid Hoffman,Ben Casnocha,Chris Yeh

    Tour of Duty – The New Employer-Employee Contract (Harvard Business Review)

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh
    • Narrated By Todd Mundt
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    Reid Hoffman, cofounder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, Ben Casnocha, co-author of “The Start-Up of You”, and Chris Yeh, vice president of marketing at PBworks, write about how to attract an entrepreneurial workforce by offering relationships built on reciprocity and alliance.

  • When Duty Calls: Legion of the Damned, Book 8 | William C. Dietz

    When Duty Calls: Legion of the Damned, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By William C. Dietz
    • Narrated By Donald Corren
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    As the war with the Ramanthian continues, Captain Antonio Santana and his force of biobods and cyborgs find themselves surrounded by enemy forces, faced with annihilation at every turn. On the home front, diplomat Christine Vanderveen finds herself torn between her love for Santana and her new loyalty towards the charismatic, recently elected president of the Clone Republic. As Christine fights her own divided heart, light years away, Santana is in a battle for his life. And this battle may be his last.

    Frank Lawrence says: "Great author"
  • The Duties of Parents | J.C. Ryle

    The Duties of Parents

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By J.C. Ryle
    • Narrated By Tim Côté 
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    This is a primer on raising children and the duties all Christian parents have toward those whom God has entrusted to them.

  • Officer Off Limits: Line of Duty Series, Book 3 | Tessa Bailey

    Officer Off Limits: Line of Duty Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Tessa Bailey
    • Narrated By Alice Chapman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story Brooks's fiancé just called off their wedding two weeks before the happy day. As if that isn't bad enough, her semi-estranged father, an infamous NYPD hostage negotiator, has suffered a heart attack. Not wanting to examine her lack of emotion over the broken engagement, she hops on a plane to reconnect with her father before it's too late. Playboy hostage negotiator Daniel Chase has never been refused by a woman. So when a debate over hospital snack foods with a delectable kindergarten teacher ends in flat-out rejection, he makes it his mission to seduce her.

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