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  • Leadership & Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box |  The Arbinger Institute

    Leadership & Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By The Arbinger Institute
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known phenomenon called "self-deception". We deceive ourselves into thinking we're doing the right thing for the right reason, but people won't follow a leader whose motives are selfish. The tricky thing is, we don't know that our motivation is flawed. This audiobook explains what self-deception is, how people get trapped in it, how it undermines relationships and organizational achievement, and - most importantly - the surprising way to solve it.

    Misty says: "struggled"
  • Deception Point: A Novel | Dan Brown

    Deception Point: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Richard Poe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When a NASA satellite discovers an astonishingly rare object buried deep in the Arctic ice, the floundering space agency proclaims a much-needed victory, a victory with profound implications for NASA policy and the impending presidential election. To verify the authenticity of the find, the White House calls upon the skills of intelligence analyst Rachel Sexton. Accompanied by a team of experts, including the charismatic scholar Michael Tolland, Rachel travels to the Arctic and uncovers the unthinkable.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "Arctic is Greek for Bear"
  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Second Edition | Arbinger Institute

    Leadership and Self-Deception: Second Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Arbinger Institute
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon. Through a story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges on the job and in his family, the authors expose the fascinating ways that we can blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve success and increase happiness. This new edition has been revised throughout to make the story even more compelling.

    Lorelei Mah says: "Recording Mistakes"
  • The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security | Kevin Mitnick

    The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Kevin Mitnick
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security. Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, films, and documentaries. Since his release from federal prison, in 1998, Mitnick has turned his life around and established himself as one of the most sought-after computer security experts worldwide.

    Mike says: "Poor Narrator - ZZZZZzzzzzzz!"
  • The Kiss of Deception: Remnant Chronicles | Mary E. Pearson

    The Kiss of Deception: Remnant Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Mary E. Pearson
    • Narrated By Emily Rankin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As First Daughter, Princess Lia is expected to have the revered gift of sight - but she doesn't - and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom - to a prince she has never met. On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive - and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her.

    Kevin Avara says: "WOW!"
  • Deception | Aleatha Romig

    Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Aleatha Romig
    • Narrated By Samantha Prescott, Brian Pallino
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Lennox "Nox" Demetri and Alexandria "Charli" Collins had every intention of following their agreement, but rules are made to be broken. In Cunning, they were reunited, with Nox setting down new rules for the game and Charli having no choice but to follow them. Now, once again, the game has changed. Nox and Charli's hot, sensual encounter has grown into something more, but it is threatened by secrets and regrets. Is it their love and intense sexual chemistry that's pushing them together or something darker?

    DD says: "3rd book was a let down =("
  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box | The Arbinger Institute

    Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By The Arbinger Institute
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (648)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
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    Most personal and organizational problems are the result of a little-known problem called "self-deception". We deceive ourselves into thinking we're doing the right thing for the right reason, but people won't follow a leader whose motives are selfish. The tricky thing is, we don't know that our motivation is flawed.

    Gryphon says: "Not quite "out of the box""
  • The Heiress's Deception: Sinful Brides, Book 4 | Christi Caldwell

    The Heiress's Deception: Sinful Brides, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Christi Caldwell
    • Narrated By Tim Campbell
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    Lady Eve Pruitt has never forgotten her childhood friend, the young pickpocket Calum, who she feared had been condemned to the gallows. Now, years later, Eve is the one in danger. Her brother, made desperate by gambling debts, threatens to steal her inheritance, and Eve has no choice but to run. Under an assumed name, she takes a job as a bookkeeper at the notorious Hell and Sin Club. Nothing in this bawdy den shocks her more than discovering that her employer is none other than Calum.

    Joyce Reece says: "Wonderful Reunion "
  • The Trident Deception | Rick Campbell

    The Trident Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Rick Campbell
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
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    The USS Kentucky - a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads - sets out on a routine cruise. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site. What the Kentucky's crew doesn't know is that those launch orders didn't come from the US government.

    Richard says: "Good book"
  • The Art of Deception | Nora Roberts

    The Art of Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts
    • Narrated By Christina Traister
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    From number-one New York Times best-selling author Nora Roberts comes a classic tale about the promises we dare to keep…to those we dare to love! He has supposedly come to her father's estate looking for respite. But Kirby Fairchild can't shake the feeling that handsome Adam Haines isn't quite the man he pretends to be. She couldn't be sure. But what she does know without a doubt is that as the days and nights wear on, the attraction she feels for this man is only growing stronger.…

    Julie Jones says: "So disappointed"
  • The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? | Seth Godin

    The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
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    In his bravest and most challenging book yet, Seth Godin shows how we can thrive in an economy that rewards art, not compliance. He explains why true innovators focus on trust, remarkability, leadership, and stories that spread. And he makes a passionate argument for why you should be treating your work as art. Art is not a gene or a specific talent. It's an attitude, available to anyone who has a vision that others don't, and the guts to do something about it.

    Kim says: "Needed Perspective for the New Connected Economy"
  • Dangerous Deception | Kami Garcia,Margaret Stohl

    Dangerous Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
    • Narrated By Kevin T. Collins, Khristine Hvam
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    Some loves are cursed. Others are...dangerous. Especially the love between wannabe rocker and quarter Incubus Wesley "Link" Lincoln and Dark Caster, Siren, and bonafide bad girl Ridley Duchannes.

    anne says: "GOOD STORY!! LOVE LINK AND RIDLEY!"
  • Spy the Lie : Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception | Don Tennant,Philip Houston,Michael Floyd,Susan Carnicero

    Spy the Lie : Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Don Tennant, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and others
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
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    Imagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences. As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world’s best at recognizing deceptive behavior.

    Kim says: "Excellent, with one disappointment"
  • Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception | Pamela Meyer

    Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Pamela Meyer
    • Narrated By Karen Saltus
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    People - friends, family members, work colleagues, salespeople - lie to us all the time. Daily, hourly, constantly. None of us is immune, and all of us are victims. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. Now there’s something we can do about it. Liespotting links three disciplines - facial recognition training, interrogation training, and a comprehensive survey of research in the field - into a specialized body of information developed specifically to help business leaders detect deception....

    Reader says: "The Book is a Lie"
  • Star Wars: The Cestus Deception: A Clone Wars Novel | Steven Barnes

    Star Wars: The Cestus Deception: A Clone Wars Novel

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Steven Barnes
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Determined to halt a sale of dangerous bio-droids to the Separatists, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatches a team of envoys, led by Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Ord Cestus. But if all else fails, the Republic will not hesitate to launch a full-scale attack, wiping out countless lives. Facing a crisis of conscience, Obi-Wan Kenobi must find the wisdom and strength to prevent a bloodbath and safeguard the Republic while abiding by the ancient code to which he has pledged his life.

    Moose says: "Nice Performance - not too relevant too series"
  • Stepping Out of Self-Deception: The Buddha's Liberating Teaching of No-Self | Rodney Smith

    Stepping Out of Self-Deception: The Buddha's Liberating Teaching of No-Self

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Rodney Smith
    • Narrated By Tom Pile
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    Anatta is the Buddhist teaching on the nonexistence of a permanent, independent self. It's a notoriously puzzling and elusive concept, usually leading to such questions as, "If I don't have a self, who's reading this sentence?" It's not that there's no self there, says Rodney Smith. It's just that the self that is reading this sentence is a configuration of elements that at one time did not exist and that at some point in the future will disperse.

    Andrew says: "Brilliant"
  • The Opal Deception: Artemis Fowl, Book 4 | Eoin Colfer

    The Opal Deception: Artemis Fowl, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated By Nathaniel Parker
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    After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis Fowl had his mind wiped of his memories of the world below ground. Any goodness he had grudgingly learned is now gone, and the young genius has reverted to his criminal lifestyle.

    Emiko says: "Another Great Book"
  • Cast in Deception: The Chronicles of Elantra

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Michelle Sagara
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
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    Private Kaylin Neya thought her home couldn't possibly get more crowded. But when one of her housemates, Annarion, decides to undertake the Barrani Test of Name, his friends refuse to let him face his task alone - and Kaylin's sentient home, Helen, is the only structure capable of shielding the rest of Elantra from the magnitude of their power. Annarion and Mandoran almost caused the destruction of the High Halls once already. Add nine of their closest friends, and the danger is astronomically higher.

  • Star Wars: Cloak of Deception | James Luceno

    Star Wars: Cloak of Deception

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
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    Hoping to stem the growing tide of unrest, Chancellor Valorum convenes an emergency trade summit on the planet Eriadu. A group of Jedi Knights is sent to protect the delegates from possible terrorist attack, but what should have been a simple peacekeeping assignment turns out to be a mission into the heart of a political firestorm. For shadowy forces are at work, pulling the strings in a bid for power that could leave the Republic reeling. And the chancellor is only the most visible victim.

    Terryn says: "Good Background to Episode 1"
  • Deception | Amanda Quick

    Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Amanda Quick
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
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    Once Olympia Wingfield had been free to devote all her time to her true passion: the study of ancient legends and long-lost treasure. But now, with three hellion nephews to raise, the absentminded beauty has very little time for research. Which makes it seem all the more serendipitous when a handsome stranger strides into Olympia’s library unannounced and proceeds to set her world to rights.

    Amy says: "Poor narration"
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