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  • The Stand | Stephen King

    The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Keith says: "Worth the wait!"
  • One Night Stand | Helen Cooper

    One Night Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Helen Cooper
    • Narrated By M. Capehart
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    It was only supposed to be one night. We met at a wedding. He was hot. And I'd been in a year's drought. He smiled. We got drunk. We flirted. We hooked up. I left early the next morning without saying good-bye.

    Ashes says: "A lot of misunderstandings that take away from what meager story there is."
  • Stand Down Novella: A J. P. Beaumont Novella | J. A. Jance

    Stand Down Novella: A J. P. Beaumont Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By J. A. Jance
    • Narrated By J. R. Horne
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    Life has shifted for J. P. Beaumont. After a tragic accident that devastated - and ultimately disbanded - his Special Homicide Investigation Team, he accepts that he has left homicide detection behind at this point, but he has a lot of unanticipated free time on his hands. He's keeping busy with renovations on the new house that he and his wife, Mel Soames, the newly appointed chief of police in Bellingham, Washington, have bought.

  • The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking | Oliver Burkeman

    The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Oliver Burkeman
    • Narrated By Oliver Burkeman
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    The Antidote is a series of journeys among people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. What they have in common is a hunch about human psychology: that it’s our constant effort to eliminate the negative that causes us to feel so anxious, insecure, and unhappy. And that there is an alternative "negative path" to happiness and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid.

    Brett says: "Self help for the real world"
  • Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It | Dorie Clark

    Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dorie Clark
    • Narrated By Dorie Clark
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    Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they will be lauded as experts on the merits of their work. But that's simply not true anymore. To make a name for yourself, you have to capitalize on your unique perspective and knowledge and inspire others to listen and take action. But becoming a "thought leader" is a mysterious and opaque process. Where do the ideas come from, and how do they get noticed?

    danny5 says: "Another masterpiece from Dorie Clark"
  • Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers | James C. Humes

    Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By James C. Humes
    • Narrated By Norman Dietz
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    In this book, you'll discover how Napoleon Bonaparte mastered the use of the pregnant pause to grab attention, how Lady Margaret Thatcher punctuated her most serious speeches with the use of subtle props, how Ronald Reagan could win even the most hostile crowd with carefully timed wit, and much, much more. Whether you're addressing a small nation or a large staff meeting, you'll want to master the tips and tricks in Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln.

    J. Jason says: "WHAT SPEAKING IS ALL ABOUT"
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel | Helen Simonson

    Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Helen Simonson
    • Narrated By Peter Altschuler
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    You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of your own family. Among them is Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson's wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew is one of the most indelible characters in contemporary fiction.

    Sara says: "A Surprising Treat!"
  • Last Stand: Surviving America's Collapse | William H. Weber

    Last Stand: Surviving America's Collapse

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By William H. Weber
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    With most electronics, communications, and transportation destroyed in a matter of seconds, the nation quickly collapses into anarchy. For John and the other residents of Willow Creek Drive, the breakdown of social order throws them back to the 1800s. As the community tries to come together, a powerful outside force appears that threatens their survival. Will John's years of military and prepping experience be enough to keep them safe?

    Dave says: "STAYED UP ALL NIGHT TO LISTEN"
  • Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy | Greg Dean

    Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Greg Dean
    • Narrated By Greg Dean
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    Step by Step to Stand-Up Comedy, written by Greg Dean, is a comprehensive guide for people who are funny, want to be funnier, or have dreams of being a stand-up comedian. This first-of-its-kind audiobook demystifies the craft of comedy by breaking it down to the fundamental skills used by professional funny people. Dean lays out these skills in simple-to-understand lessons that are easy to practice and master.

    Scott says: "Solid Advice, Horrendous Delivery. Read it instead"
  • What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley | Kim Cross

    What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Kim Cross
    • Narrated By Tracy Brunjes
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    April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through 21 states in 3 days, 7 hours, and 18 minutes. It was the deadliest day of the biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history, which saw 348 people killed, entire neighborhoods erased, and $11 billion in damage. But from the terrible destruction emerged everyday heroes, neighbors, and strangers who rescued each other from hell on earth.

  • Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America | Rand Paul

    Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Rand Paul
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
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    In his four years since joining the Senate, Rand Paul has risen to the forefront of the national discussion. He's being called "the most interesting man in politics" by TIME magazine. When Senator Paul believes in an issue, he reaches across the aisle to collaborate with his colleagues. He's worked with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on an antiwar bill, a financial assistance for childcare bill, and a protection for women in the military bill.

    Victor says: "Wow, Rand Paul leaves no stone unturned, fearless"
  • Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible | Steven Furtick

    Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Steven Furtick
    • Narrated By Steven Furtick
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    This book is not a Snuggie. The words on these pages will not go down like Ambien. I’m not writing to calm or coddle you. With God’s help, I intend to incite a riot in your mind. Trip your breakers and turn out the lights in your favorite hiding places of insecurity and fear. Then flip the switch back on so that God’s truth can illuminate the divine destiny that may have been lying dormant inside you for years. In short, I’m out to activate your audacious faith.

    bryan says: "Very Good"
  • The Last Stand | Nathaniel Philbrick

    The Last Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Little Bighorn and Custer are names synonymous in the American imagination with unmatched bravery and spectacular defeat. Mythologized as Custer's Last Stand, the June 1876 battle has been equated with other famous last stands, from the Spartans' defeat at Thermopylae to Davy Crockett at the Alamo.

    Stanley says: "So enjoyed the re-visit to this historical battle."
  • Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration | Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace

    Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
    • Narrated By Peter Altschuler
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    Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation - into the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture - but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, "an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible."

    Daniel Klaussen says: "Great business book rendered nearly unlistenable"
  • Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther | Roland H. Bainton

    Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Roland H. Bainton
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    Martin Luther entered a monastery as a youth and as a man shattered the structure of the medieval church, speaking out against the corrupt religious practices of the time. His demand that the authority for doctrine and practice be scriptures, rather than popes or councils, echoed around the world and ignited the great Reformation. Accused of heresy and threatened with excommunication and death, Luther maintained his bold stand and refused to recant. In his crusade to eliminate religious abuses, he did more than any other man to establish the Protestant faith.

    Mike says: "An Excellent Book and Biography!!!"
  • Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out The Best in People at Their Worst | Rick Brinkman,Rick Kirschner

    Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out The Best in People at Their Worst

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rick Brinkman, Rick Kirschner
    • Narrated By Rick Brinkman, Rick Kirschner
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    With their 1994 international bestseller, Drs. Rick Brinkman and Rick Kirschner armed a civility-starved world with no-nonsense strategies for dealing with difficult people with tact and skill. Since then, the world has changed dramatically: technology designed to bring people closer together has only made it that much harder to avoid "people you can't stand." At best, such people can make life stressful and unpleasant. At worst, they can keep you from achieving important goals.

    Amazon Customer says: "Helpful though wished for more "tools""
  • The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat | Bob Drury,Tom Clavin

    The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of U.S. Marines in Combat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    The Last Stand of Fox Company is a fast-paced and gripping account of heroism and self-sacrifice in the face of impossible odds. The authors have conducted dozens of firsthand interviews with the battle's survivors, and they narrate the story with the immediacy of such classic accounts of single battles as Guadalcanal Diary, Pork Chop Hill, and Black Hawk Down.

    Stephen says: "Outstanding story, poor narration"
  • A Leg to Stand On | Oliver Sacks

    A Leg to Stand On

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
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    Dr. Oliver Sacks's books Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars and the best-selling The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat have been acclaimed for their compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In A Leg to Stand On, it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey.

    jeff says: "A very rewarding read but Not for everybody."
  • Reaper's Stand: Reapers Motorcycle Club, Book 4 | Joanna Wylde

    Reaper's Stand: Reapers Motorcycle Club, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Joanna Wylde
    • Narrated By Tatiana Sokolov, Sean Crisden
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    As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese "Picnic" Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he'd never love another woman. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy-he definitely doesn't want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong. Too bad he's completely obsessed with her.Besides running her own business, London has her junkie cousin's daughter to look after.

    Kelli says: "REFORMED Skeptic about MC Series as Romance"
  • The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors | James D. Hornfischer

    The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
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    Told from the point of view of the men who waged this steel-shattering battle, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors captures Navy pilots attacking enemy battleships with makeshift weapons and sacrificial valor, a veteran commander improvising tactics never taught in Annapolis, and young crews from across America rising to an impossible challenge.

    John says: "Outstanding"
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