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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"
  • 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.

    Jean says: "Astronautical adventure story"
  • 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?

    Martin Coughlan says: "Highly enjoyable Sci-Fi Series"
  • Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau

    Walden and On the Duty of Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Robin Field
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    In the early spring of 1845, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in a cabin near the shore of Walden Pond in rural Massachusetts. For the next two years, he enacted his own Transcendentalist experiment, living a simple life based on self-reliance, individualism, and harmony with nature. The journal he kept at that time evolved into his masterwork, Walden, an eloquent expression of a uniquely American philosophy.

    alison says: "ya' can't get here from there..."
  • 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.

  • Duty, Honor, Country: A Novel of West Point and the Civil War | Bob Mayer

    Duty, Honor, Country: A Novel of West Point and the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Steven Cooper
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    Our story starts in 1840, in Benny Havens tavern, just outside post limits of the United States Military Academy. With William Tecumseh Sherman, a classmate, a plebe, and Benny Havens' daughter coming together in a crucible of honor and loyalty. And on post, in the West Point stables, where Ulysses S. Grant and a classmate are preparing to saddle the Hell-Beast, a horse with which Grant would eventually set an academy record, and both make fateful decisions that will change the course of their lives and history.

    Nicki says: "Wonderful Book! Where is Book 2?"
  • 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?

    Vicki says: "A decent plotline poorly narrated"
  • 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.

    Jane says: "2 ½ stars. I did not like the plot and conflicts."
  • Winter Duty: The Vampire Earth, Book 8 | E. E. Knight

    Winter Duty: The Vampire Earth, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By E. E. Knight
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, E. E. Knight
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    Maj. David Valentine and his fugitive battalion are the remnants of an expeditionary force shattered in its long retreat from disaster in the Appalachians. Between a raging blizzard, bands of headhunters, and the need to recover wounded soldiers lost during the retreat, Valentine is in for the toughest winter of his life.

    A User says: "Good on going anthology"
  • 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
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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.

  • Praying: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight | J. I. Packer,Caroline Nystrom

    Praying: Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight

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    • By J. I. Packer, Caroline Nystrom
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    Is praying a duty or a delight? J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom say that it's both; an essential, expected practice as a follower of Christ, but also a privilege and joy. As we start out learning to pray properly, however, the delight often seems to be missing. Here is practical help for active, honest praying that involves all of who we are - heart, hands and head - and moves us to deeper obedience, joy and intimacy with our Father.

  • Dangerous Duty of Delight: The Glorified God and the Satisfied Soul | John Piper

    Dangerous Duty of Delight: The Glorified God and the Satisfied Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 50 mins)
    • By John Piper
    • Narrated By David Cochran Heath
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    This short, impressive book, drawn from Piper's popular Desiring God, emphasizes the importance of strengthening our relationship with our Creator by enjoying Him and His creation.The author's now classic ideas are presented here in an accessible way that will allow listeners to absorb and apply them quickly - leading them to a dramatically different and joyful experience of their faith.

  • 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"
  • 'Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War' by Robert M. Gates - Summary, Review & Analysis | Save Time Summaries

    'Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War' by Robert M. Gates - Summary, Review & Analysis

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    • By Save Time Summaries
    • Narrated By Michael Sears
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    What is the true cost of war, and how does one man in charge deal with the outcomes of his decisions? In Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War, Robert Gates offers listeners a behind-the-scenes look at his role in politics, as well as his personal efforts during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. This "Summary, Review & Analysis" is the perfect companion to help you get the most out of Gates' experiences. He discusses what his job was like as the Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. Find out what really went on in both the Bush and Obama administrations during the two wars overseas.

  • 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"
  • 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."
  • Vietnam: No Regrets: One Soldier's Tour of Duty | J. Richard Watkins

    Vietnam: No Regrets: One Soldier's Tour of Duty

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By J. Richard Watkins
    • Narrated By Ellery Truesdell
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    This ranks as one of the best books available about the Vietnam War from an ordinary soldier's point of view. A must read book. The author has captured the essence of that experience and that time in our history!

    Pamela Dale Foster says: "Fought for Country"
  • 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!"
  • Breach of Trust: Call of Duty Series, Book 1 | DiAnn Mills

    Breach of Trust: Call of Duty Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By DiAnn Mills
    • Narrated By Renee Raudman
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    Paige Rogers is a former CIA agent who lost all she treasured seven years ago when her entire team was killed in a covert mission. She blames their leader - Daniel Keary - whom Paige believes betrayed them. Disillusioned and afraid for her life, she disappeared and started a new life as a small-town librarian. But when Keary announces his candidacy for governor of her state, he comes after Paige to ensure that she won't ruin his bid for office.

    Rita Walden says: "Outstanding!!!"
  • West Point to Mexico: Duty, Honor, Country Trilogy, Book 1 | Bob Mayer

    West Point to Mexico: Duty, Honor, Country Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Steven Cooper
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    Our story starts in 1840, in Benny Havens tavern, just outside post limits of the United States Military Academy. With William Tecumseh Sherman, Rumble, Cord, and Benny Havens' daughter coming together in a crucible of honor and loyalty. And on post, in the West Point stables, where Ulysses S. Grant and a classmate are preparing to saddle the Hell-Beast, a horse with which Grant would eventually set an academy record, and both make fateful decisions that will change the course of their lives and history.

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