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    • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    • A Leadership Fable
    • By: Patrick Lencioni
    • Narrated by: Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,272
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,254

    In keeping with the parable style, Patrick Lencioni begins by telling the fable of a woman who, as CEO of a struggling Silicon Valley firm, took control of a dysfunctional executive committee and helped its members succeed as a team. Story time over, Lencioni offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that he says corrupt teams. Succinct yet sympathetic, this guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good concepts and great medium to convey them...

    • By Niket Parikh on 10-27-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

    • A Leadership Fable
    • By: Patrick Lencioni
    • Narrated by: Charles Stransky; introduction by Patrick Lencioni
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 902
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908

    As CEO, most everything that Rich O'Connor did had something to do with at least one of the four disciplines on his famed "yellow sheet." Rich never suspected that it would become the blueprint of an employee's plan to destroy the firm. Best selling author Lencioni brings us a fable that focuses on a leader's crucial role in building a healthy organization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very insightful

    • By Chris on 04-07-04

    Regular price: $13.27

    • The Sword and the Shield

    • The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB
    • By: Christopher Andrew, Vasili Mitrokhin
    • Narrated by: Charles Stransky
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    In 1992 Vasili Mitrokhin defected to England and brought along an extensive archive of military intelligence from the Soviet Union. A career KGB officer who served as chief archivist for its foreign operations, Vasili Mitrokhin became disillusioned with the Soviet system and its constant repression of dissidents at home and abroad. Determined to preserve the truth, he secretly compiled a detailed record of the agency's worldwide espionage network...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enriching Book Astounishing Reading

    • By Keyvan on 04-26-10

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Red Moon Rising

    • Sputnik and the Hidden Rivals That Ignited the Space Age
    • By: Matthew Brzezinski
    • Narrated by: Charles Stransky
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 882
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 677

    On October 4, 1957, a time of Cold War paranoia, the Soviet Union secretly launched the Earth's first artificial moon. No bigger than a basketball, the tiny satellite was powered by a car battery. Yet, for all its simplicity, Sputnik stunned the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Thomas on 06-25-09

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

    • By: Alan Deutschman
    • Narrated by: Charles Stransky
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    From the acclaimed Vanity Fair and GQ journalist - an unprecedented, in-depth portrait of the man whose return to Apple precipitated one of the biggest turnarounds in business history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome background on Apple, NeXT, and Pixar.

    • By Thomas on 10-16-03

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Hill Fights

    • The First Battle of Khe Sanh
    • By: Edward F. Murphy
    • Narrated by: Charles Stransky
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    While the 77-day siege of Khe Sanh in early 1968 remains one of the most highly publicized clashes of the Vietnam War, scant attention has been paid to the first battle of Khe Sanh, also known as "the Hill Fights". Although this harrowing combat in the spring of 1967 provided a grisly preview of the carnage to come at Khe Sanh, few are aware of the significance of the battles, or even their existence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-18-16

    Regular price: $11.13

    • Galileo's New Universe

    • The Revolution in Our Understanding of the Cosmos
    • By: Stephen P. Maran, Laurence A. Marschall
    • Narrated by: Charles Stransky
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    When Galileo looked to the sky with his perspicillum, or spyglass, roughly 400 years ago, he could not have fathomed the amount of change his astonishing findings a seemingly flat moon magically transformed into a dynamic, crater-filled orb and a large, black sky suddenly held millions of galaxies would have on civilizations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old and new info.

    • By Roy on 07-05-12

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Hitler's Holy Relics

    • By: Sidney Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Charles Stransky
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Had Hitler succeeded in conquering Europe, he would have crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor. The Nazis had in their possession priceless artifacts that would give Hitler legitimacy in his subjects' eyes: the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire including the Spear of Destiny, alleged to have pierced Christ's side at the Crucifixion. Looted from the royal treasury in Vienna, Austria, the Crown Jewels were hidden in a secret bunker deep beneath Nrnberg castle, known to few.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding!!

    • By Diane on 05-23-11

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Fiddlers

    • A Novel of the 87th Precinct
    • By: Ed McBain
    • Narrated by: Charles Stransky
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Ed McBain's latest installment in the 87th Precinct series finds the detectives stumped by a serial killer who doesn't fit the profile. Seemingly random targets shot twice in the face. But most serial killers don't use guns. Most serial killers don't strike five times in two weeks. Now it falls to Detective Steve Carella and his colleagues in the 87th Precinct to find out what, or whom, the victims had in common before another body is found.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I disagree

    • By Michael on 10-10-06

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Poison Blonde

    • An Amos Walker Novel
    • By: Loren Estleman
    • Narrated by: Charles Stransky
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Who is Gilia Cristobal? On first appearance, Gilia Cristobal seems to be exactly what she claims: a bright, talented, blonde-bombshell Latina singer who has worked hard to rise to the pinnacle of popular acclaim while maintaining her artistic integrity and ideals. Amos Walker ought to know better. There's nobody that perfect and Gilia is just too good to be true. For starters, she's not really Gilia, and that's just the tip of a deadly iceberg of lies that threatens to sink him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mickey Spillane meets Robert Crais

    • By Andrew on 06-28-03

    Regular price: $19.93