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  • The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand

    The Fountainhead

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    One of the 20th century's most challenging novels of ideas, The Fountainhead champions the cause of individualism through the story of a gifted young architect who defies the tyranny of conventional public opinion. The struggle for personal integrity in a world that values conformity above creativity is powerfully illustrated through three characters: Howard Roarke, a genius; Gail Wynand, a newspaper mogul and self-made millionaire; and Dominique Francon, a devastating beauty.

  • Atlas Shrugged | Ayn Rand

    Atlas Shrugged

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ayn Rand
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    (1971)

    This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world - and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he fight his hardest battle not against his enemies, but against the woman he loves? Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand's magnum opus and launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. Atlas Shrugged emerged as a premier moral apologia for capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who had never heard capitalism defended in other than technical terms.

  • Stranger in a Strange Land | Robert A. Heinlein

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    Stranger in a Strange Land tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, an earthling born and educated on Mars, who arrives on Earth with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man. Smith is destined to become a freak, a media commodity, a scam artist, a searcher, and finally, a messiah.

  • The Closing of the American Mind | Allan Bloom

    The Closing of the American Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Allan Bloom
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    In one of the most important books of our time, Allan Bloom, a professor of social thought at the University of Chicago and a noted translator of Plato and Rousseau, argues that the social and political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis.

  • The Moviegoer | Walker Percy

    The Moviegoer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Walker Percy
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    A winner of the National Book Award, The Moviegoer established Walker Percy as an insightful and grimly humorous storyteller. It is the tale of Binx Bolling, a small-time stockbroker who lives quietly in suburban New Orleans, pursuing an interest in the movies, affairs with his secretaries, and living out his days. But soon he finds himself on a "search" for something more important, some spiritual truth to anchor him.

  • The Manchurian Candidate | Richard Condon

    The Manchurian Candidate

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Richard Condon
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    Buried deep within the consciousness of Sergeant Raymond Shaw is the mechanism of an assassin, a time bomb ticking toward explosion, controlled by the delicate skill of its Communist masters. Shaw returns from the Korean War to an idolizing and unsuspecting country. What follows is at once a spy story, a love story, and a sobering, yet outrageously funny satire on demagoguery in American politics.

  • Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes | Donald L. Barlett,James B. Steele

    Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Donald L. Barlett, James B. Steele
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    (94)
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    Howard Hughes lived one of the greatest, most heroic, misunderstood, mysterious, bizarre, and tragic lives in American history. In this brilliantly documented biography, the mythology that surrounded that life is disentangled from the truth.

  • Humboldt's Gift | Saul Bellow

    Humboldt's Gift

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Saul Bellow
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    For years, they were the best of friends: the grand, erratic Humboldt and the ambitious young Charlie. But now Humboldt has died a failure, and Charlie's success-ridden life has taken various turns for the worse. Then Humboldt acts from the grave to change Charlie's life: he has left Charlie something in his will.

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer | Mark Twain

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    This is the hilarious story of the American Everyboy. Join the society of such unforgettable characters as the miscievous Tom, kindly Aunt Polly, the heart-stoppingly beautiful Becky Thatcher, the malevolent Injun Joe and a free-spirited young lad by the name of Huckleberry Finn.

  • Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights Into How You Think | Stephen Kosslyn,G. Wayne Miller

    Top Brain, Bottom Brain: Surprising Insights Into How You Think

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Stephen Kosslyn, G. Wayne Miller
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    For the past 50 years, popular culture has led us to believe in the left brain vs. right brain theory of personality types. It would be an illuminating theory if it did not have one major drawback: It is simply not supported by science. In contrast, the Top Brain, Bottom Brain theory is based on solid research that has stayed within the confines of labs all over the world—until now.

  • Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action | Peter W. Navarro,Greg Autry

    Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Peter W. Navarro, Greg Autry
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    Best-selling author Peter Navarro (The Coming China Wars) and Greg Autry challenge the dominant paradigm of a "Chinese Miracle" - the one featuring a modernizing, progressive Chinese state heading toward political reform and driving global economic growth with its new found embrace of capitalism and freedom.

  • The Importance of Being Earnest | Oscar Wilde

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    In this classic 19th century comedy of manners, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrief masquerade under the name of Earnest in order to win the love of Gwendolyn and Cecily. But first they must match wits with the inimitable Lady Bracknell!

  • Orfeo | Richard Powers

    Orfeo

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Richard Powers
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    In Orfeo, Powers tells the story of a man journeying into his past as he desperately flees the present. Composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His home microbiology lab - the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns - has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, Els turns fugitive. As an Internet-fueled hysteria erupts, Els - the "Bioterrorist Bach" - pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey.

  • The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation | Jay Elliot,William L. Simon

    The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jay Elliot, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    In iLeadership, Jay Elliot gives the listener the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him - and the mystique of his management style - capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other.

  • Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level | Joel A. Garfinkle,Marshall Goldsmith

    Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Joel A. Garfinkle, Marshall Goldsmith
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    In Getting Ahead, one of the top 50 executive coaches in the United States, Joel Garfinkle reveals his signature model for mastering three skills to take your career to the next level: Perception, Visibility, and Influence.The PVI-model of professional advancement will teach you to: (1) Actively promote yourself as an asset and valuable person inside the organization, (2) Increase your visibility to gain others’ recognition and appreciation for your efforts and (3) Become a person of influence who makes key decisions inside the organization.

  • The Secret of Santa Vittoria: A Novel | Robert Crichton

    The Secret of Santa Vittoria: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert Crichton
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    Santa Vittoria is a fictional town, still remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, where the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent the Germans from locating and looting the town's only treasure - its fabulous wine cellars. A best seller and the inspiration for the famous film starring Anthony Quinn, this warm, rich novel has already drawn thousands upon thousands into the exuberant and perilous life of Santa Vittoria and its affirmation of the fundamental dignity of man.

  • High Jinx | William F. Buckley

    High Jinx

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By William F. Buckley
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    Bill Buckley has created a handsome American hero, Blackford Oakes, who, by coincidence or not, happens to be an irreverent Yale- and CIA-trained superspy. The year is 1954. Stalin has died in Moscow, and a deadly earnest power play nears its conclusion. Meanwhile British and American commandos, their mission to liberate a Soviet satellite country, have met a disastrous end. Jinxed. The communications system between English and American intelligence has been penetrated. Jinxed. There is a spook in their midst. High Jinx.

  • Coming Out of the Ice: An Unexpected Life | Victor Herman

    Coming Out of the Ice: An Unexpected Life

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Victor Herman
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    In 1931, a young American named Victor Herman accompanied his parents to the Soviet Union, where his father was to set up a Ford Motor Company plant. In 1938, he was inexplicably thrown into a Soviet prison. It was 45 years before he was able to return to America.

  • The War of the Worlds | H.G. Wells

    The War of the Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    This classic chiller, when adapted for radio in 1938 by Orson Welles, was realistic enough to cause widespread panic throughout the United States.

  • They Called Him Stonewall: A Life of Lieutenant General T. J. Jackson, C.S.A. | Burke Davis

    They Called Him Stonewall: A Life of Lieutenant General T. J. Jackson, C.S.A.

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Burke Davis
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
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    Stonewall Jackson was a military genius, at once peculiar and perfect, a fearless soldier in battle but a God-fearing man who hesitated to kill on Sunday. He broke the rules of war to win, and yet his tactics are studied in military academies the world over. Burke Davis brings the color, vivid characterization, and immediacy of the best fiction to this fascinating biography.

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