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  • Collective Genius

  • The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation
  • By: Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and others
  • Narrated by: Tom Pile
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 27

You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help - but there's only one way to ensure sustained innovation: You need to lead it - and with a special kind of leadership. Collective Genius shows you how.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent penmanship

  • By Speedette on 10-01-18

Excellent penmanship

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

I love every bit of it and vow to share it with my friends and family.

  • Americanah

  • By: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,760
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,739

As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dazzling, Romantic, and Witty

  • By Anna-Bo-Banana on 04-28-14

Riveting Love story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-18

Long, blatant, humorous and suspenseful. For a true Nigerian I would appreciate a more exact oration.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,272
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,179

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More Than Trump: All Comey's Life/Working Years--

  • By Gillian on 04-17-18

Very well written and presented

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-06-18

This story captured more of what I know about Trump. Sad for us and riveting.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Believing in Magic

  • By: Cookie Johnson
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

On November 7, 1991, basketball legend Magic Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who tuned in as he shared his news, Magic's revelation became a seminal moment for the nation. Now twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day - from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die, she and her baby would, too, be infected with the virus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Candid, Real and Enlightening

  • By Sylvia on 10-27-16

Good book.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-17

Story line is somewhat denigrating of women codependency is evident in the author's acceptance of engagement breaks.

  • The Emotionally Healthy Leader

  • How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World
  • By: Peter Scazzero
  • Narrated by: Peter Scazzero
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 226
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 223

Do you feel too overwhelmed to enjoy life, unable to sort out the demands on your time? Are you doing your best work as a leader yet not making an impact? Have you ever felt stuck, powerless to change your environment? In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, best-selling author Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to develop a deep, inner life with Christ, examining its profound implications for surviving stress, planning and decision-making, building teams, creating healthy culture, influencing others, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read for every pastor

  • By JLC4040 on 09-16-15

Rich in content

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Reviewed: 09-12-17

This book is rich in content and a very good leadership tool for leaders. Great

  • The Power of the Other

  • The Startling Effect Other People Have on You, from the Boardroom to the Bedroom and Beyond - and What to Do About It
  • By: Henry Cloud
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 712

Combining engaging case studies, persuasive findings from cutting-edge brain research, and examples from his consulting practice, Dr. Cloud argues that whether you're a Navy SEAL or a corporate executive, outstanding performance depends on having the right kind of connections to fuel personal growth and minimize toxic associations and their effects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Which Corner Are You In?

  • By Jeffrey Wooten on 07-07-16

Excellent book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-17

Loved it and learned a lot about corner four people and how to be one.

  • Option B

  • Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
  • By: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
  • Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,077
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,580

After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Books is ok but completely misadvertised

  • By Alex Carpenter on 10-08-17

riveting, captivating, encouraging and cathartic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-02-17

This honest rendition of Sheryl 's book is cathartic and healing. I am so sorry.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Soul Revolution

  • How Imperfect People Become All God Intended
  • By: John Burke
  • Narrated by: Adam Black
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

You've heard it all before. The promises for a better life get tiresome after awhile, because you know they don't deliver. However, they do touch on a profound and inescapable truth. You were created to live your life out of a rewarding, richly textured relationship with God and others---and deep down, you long to experience that kind of life. But how?Are you willing to devote sixty days to finding out?Soul Revolution may be one of the most important books you'll ever read. In it, author and pastor John Burke guides you on a journey of experiential discovery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good strategy for a Godly life

  • By Seir Valencia on 11-18-17

Good anecdotal evidence of faith in God

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-17

Loved it! I recommend it to anyone seeking to be inspired in a faith with Christ.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 102,010
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94,500
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94,063

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I started with very high expectations, got bored multiple times during the story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-16-18

Riveting story of God's love

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-16

loved it. Humorous, captivating and equally sad. Will recommend it to book lovers. Thanks Trevor.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • By: L. Frank Baum
  • Narrated by: Anne Hathaway
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,517
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,900
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,874

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway ( Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just wonderful.

  • By WhosYourChubby on 08-29-16

Excellently narrated, well written, captivating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-16

This is an excellent book. Well narrated entertaining and captivating. I will definitely recommend it.