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  • My Wife's Story | Richard Babcock

    My Wife's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Richard Babcock
    • Narrated By Bud Hedinger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In this short fiction with echoes of both O. Henry and Hitchcock, a husband is driven to extremes by the anecdotal story that his wife repeats endlessly. Richard Babcock is the author of two novels and a long-time magazine editor in New York and Chicago.

  • Fewer, Bigger, Bolder: From Mindless Expansion to Focused Growth | Sanjay Khosla,Mohanbir Sawhney,Richard Babcock (contributor)

    Fewer, Bigger, Bolder: From Mindless Expansion to Focused Growth

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Sanjay Khosla, Mohanbir Sawhney, Richard Babcock (contributor)
    • Narrated By Scott Merriman
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    Why the best way to drive growth might be to focus rather than expand When Sanjay Khosla took charge of developing markets for Kraft Foods in 2007, the business was floundering. Six years later, annual sales had soared from $5 billion to $16 billion with significant improvement in profitability. The secret? Making fewer, bigger, and bolder bets and stopping a lot of small stuff. Kellogg School professor Mohanbir Sawhney discovered a similar formula for stellar results - focus and simplicity - in advising Fortune 500 companies.

  • Are You Happy Now? | Richard Babcock

    Are You Happy Now?

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Richard Babcock
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
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    John Lincoln needs a hot best seller, and finds his salvation in Amy O’Malley, a recent University of Chicago grad who’s worked on the school’s famous sex survey. With Lincoln’s prodding, Amy writes an erotic thriller that draws on her research experience. Her book indeed opens doors for Lincoln — but not in the way he imagined. Meanwhile, Tony Buford, a “professor of happiness studies” at a local college, gently blackmails him into publishing his fantastically mundane poetry.

    K Cornwinkle says: "Whiny is as whiny does; but read if you've thought"
  • Autopsy: A Love Story | Richard Babcock

    Autopsy: A Love Story

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Richard Babcock
    • Narrated By Tara Giordano
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    Unhappily married to an abusive man with a big life insurance policy, Michelle Weeks thought she'd plotted out the perfect crime. But when her best-laid plans unravel and a nosy insurance agent shows up at her door, Michelle is forced to embark on a desperate cover-up: a frantic dance that includes improbable alliances with a corrupt cop and a medical examiner's assistant, plus a hasty trip to a Caribbean medical school, the theft of a freshly dead corpse, and a bone-chilling run-in with a ghoulish cult.

  • Ah, Rat | Richard Babcock

    Ah, Rat

    • UNABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By Richard Babcock
    • Narrated By Daniel Thomas May
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    Kindle Singles best-selling author Richard Babcock (My Wife's Story) returns to the scene of simmering domestic conflict with this witty and harrowing tale of a husband who battles a marauding rat that seems determined to avenge the man's secret infidelity.

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