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  • Byzantium

  • By: Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
  • Length: 25 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428

Although born to rule, Aidan lives as a scribe in a remote Irish monastery on the far, wild edge of Christendom. Secure in work, contemplation, and dreams of the wider world, a miracle bursts into Aidan's quiet life. He is chosen to accompany a small band of monks on a quest to the fabled city of Byzantium, where they are to present the beautiful and costly hand-illuminated Book of Kells to the emperor of all Christendom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Byzantium

  • By Mathew on 04-26-09

One of the best stories I have ever listened to

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Reviewed: 09-21-17

What a riveting story about one's personal journey in the land of the ninth and 10th century. The story had it all! Celtic months, Vikings, Saracens, byzantine Romans! It started out a bit slow but quickly picked up and became increasingly more interesting. One of the best stories I've ever read, I highly recommend this book!

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The 8th Habit (Special 3-Hour Abridgement)

  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 973
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 970

This new audio set is a very special abridgement of two of Stephen R. Covey's best-selling business books, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit, read by Dr. Covey himself. We've condensed the content of two entire books into just three hours of audio, but you'll still enjoy Dr. Covey's lessons on powerful personal change and how to incorporate his ideas into your life to fulfill your ultimate potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By Rodney Miller on 02-22-15

Great recap and reminder

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Reviewed: 07-21-17

I would highly recommend this book as a reminder for those who previously read the seven habits of highly effective people. It is an excellent summary of the key points as well as an introduction to the eighth habit.

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  • The March of Folly

  • From Troy to Vietnam
  • By: Barbara W. Tuchman
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 305

In The March of Folly, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian Barbara Tuchman tackles the pervasive presence of folly in governments through the ages. Defining folly as the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives, Tuchman details four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly in government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No stone left unturned

  • By peter on 04-13-11

Interesting historical context and long winded

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 07-18-17

The historical context was interesting and enlightening. However overall the book was excessively long. The author could have made her point in a fraction of the number of pages.

  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,614

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You don't have to be a psychopath to like this.

  • By Gaggleframpf on 02-25-16

Dreadful way to live one's life

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Reviewed: 06-30-17

Interesting book and historical anecdotes but sad way to live. I would not recommend this depressing cynical book.

  • I Dare You!

  • By: William H. Danforth
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

From the foreword by G.M. Philpott: Those of us who have been associated with Mr. Danforth in business know that this Dare idea works. Practically all of the leaders in his great organization were boys who came from humble surroundings and were dared by him to high accomplishments. He has dared most by his own daring example. Mr. Danforth gives the best that is in him, whether he is guiding a great industry, traveling in a remote corner of the world, shooting ducks or playing with his grandchildren.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You owe it to yourself, your one life, to read this book

  • By Brad Miller on 10-25-16

A good kick in the butt

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 03-19-17

And inspirational short read for those who want to improve themselves in the physical, mental, social and spiritual domains.

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