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  • The Anatomy of Peace, Expanded Second Edition

  • Resolving the Heart of Conflict
  • By: The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,482

From the authors of Leadership and Self-Deception comes an international best seller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. Through a moving story of parents who are struggling with their own children and with problems that have come to consume their lives, we learn from once-bitter enemies the way to transform personal, professional, and global conflicts, even when war is upon us.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of 600 in 30 Years!

  • By Dolf on 11-11-16

A must read

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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: 02-04-19

The perfect follow up to "Leadership and Self-deception". Complete the concepts established in the first book for a comprehensive plan to implement these ideas. Both should be read by all and the world would be a better place.

  • The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told

  • Thirty Unforgettable Tales from the Diamond
  • By: Jeff Silverman
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain, Hillary Huber
  • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

At a 1931 barnstorming exhibition game in Tennessee, a 17-year-old pitcher for the Chattanooga Lookouts struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back to back. Her name was Jackie Mitchell - "organized baseball's first girl pitcher." In July 1970, a stripper rushed onto the field at Riverfront Stadium to kiss Johnny Bench, temporarily disrupting a game attended by President Nixon and his family. These are just some of the great, quirky, and comic moments in the annals of baseball recorded in The Greatest Baseball Stories Ever Told.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was expecting... at all

  • By keith on 04-16-17

A marvelous collection of stories and essays.

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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: 08-30-17

A true dose of Americana full of literary excellence, history and just pure unabashed joy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,396

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!

  • By Scott on 04-10-08

Classic

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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: 03-03-17

An excellent production of the Frank Herbert classic. A rich story full of vivid description. A truly iconic work

  • Dust Bowl Girls

  • The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory
  • By: Lydia Reeder
  • Narrated by: Virginia Wolf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Only A 'Nice' Story

  • By Gillian on 01-29-17

A Heartwarming Story

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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: 02-16-17

A great story grit, determination, and hard work. Of affection, loyalty, and unparalleled team spirit during one of the most economically challenging times in American history. Hail OPC Cardinals!

  • Taking Charge

  • The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964
  • By: Michael R. Beschloss
  • Narrated by: Michael R. Beschloss
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103

Taking Charge brings you into the room with an American political legend, still hated and revered a quarter century after his death. We hear Lyndon Johnson as he schemes and blusters, rewards and punishes, and reveals a bedrock core of unshakable political beliefs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great as an audiobook

  • By Amanda on 11-22-11

Insightful look at LBJ

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

Reviewed: 02-12-17

Interesting look at LBJ, both the man and president. Audio quality is sometimes difficult, but personal and professional perspectives are excellent. Look forward to successive volumes.

  • The Supreme Commander

  • The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • By: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
  • Length: 32 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 337

In this classic portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower the soldier, best-selling historian Stephen E. Ambrose examines the Allied commander's leadership during World War II. Ambrose brings Eisenhower's experience of the Second World War to life, showing in vivid detail how the general's skill as a diplomat and a military strategist contributed to Allied successes in North Africa and in Europe and established him as one of the greatest military leaders in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you love military history... this.

  • By officerdicky on 12-25-16

Stunning!!

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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: 02-09-17

Brilliant, comprehensive account of maybe the greatest example of one man leading men, to achieve a necessary worldwide goal.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ty Cobb

  • A Terrible Beauty
  • By: Charles Leerhsen
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 506
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 469
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467

Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player who ever lived. His lifetime batting average is still the highest of all time, and when he retired in 1928, after twenty-one years with the Detroit Tigers and two with the Philadelphia Athletics, he held more than ninety records. But the numbers don't tell half of Cobb's tale. The Georgia Peach was by far the most thrilling player of the era: "Ty Cobb could cause more excitement with a base on balls than Babe Ruth could with a grand slam," one columnist wrote.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Two Cobb Books, One Review of a Maligned Legacy

  • By Jonathan Love on 05-17-16

Let's set the record straight!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-16

Probably the most reasonable assessment of arguably the greatest baseball player of all time. With great insight into the early days of the game and the stars of the "Dead ball era" of baseball. Thank you Mr Leerhsen for addressing an injustice that I have no doubt is repeated about most people of renown.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Outward Mindset

  • Seeing Beyond Ourselves
  • By: The Arbinger Institute
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 646
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573

The Outward Mindset teaches listeners how to shift more fully to an outward mindset and how to help others, even whole organizations, to make that shift - a shift that sparks innovation, increases accountability, and transforms collaboration, engagement, and fulfillment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Fred on 06-30-16

The Next Step

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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: 12-02-16

The 3 phase in understanding and implementing the Arbinger concepts. Follows well the previous two books to give and understanding and implementation strategy.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dead Man's Walk

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596

In Dead Man's Walk, Gus and Call are not yet 20, young men coming of age in the days when Texas was still an independent republic. Enlisting as Texas Rangers under a land pirate who wants to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans, Gus and Call experience their first great adventure in the barren great plains landscape, in which arbitrary violence is the rule -- whether from nature, or from the Indians whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico.<

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not Lonesome Dove

  • By Richard on 11-05-08

Great background on great characters

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

Reviewed: 06-26-16

A great foundation to build upon to establish two of the genre's most memorable characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lonesome Dove

  • By: Larry McMurtry
  • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
  • Length: 36 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,263
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,286

Larry McMurtry's American epic, set in the late 19th century, tells the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, a drive that represents not only a daring foolhardy adventure, but a part of the American Dream for everyone involved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio book I have ever listened to!

  • By James on 12-20-04

A masterpiece

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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: 06-20-16

One of the best pictures of the old west ever painted with words. A rich pallette fact and fiction masterfully blended together.