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    • The Steve Jobs Way

    • iLeadership for a New Generation
    • By: Jay Elliot, William L. Simon
    • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,539
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,080
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,071

    In iLeadership, Jay Elliot gives the listener the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him - and the mystique of his management style - capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a man who actually worked with Jobs

    • By David on 03-26-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • God, No!

    • Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales
    • By: Penn Jillette
    • Narrated by: Penn Jillette
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,828
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,574

    From the larger, louder half of the world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller comes a scathingly funny reinterpretation of The Ten Commandments. They are The Penn Commandments, and they reveal one outrageous and opinionated atheist’s experience in the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More memoir than theology

    • By Paul on 12-29-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Story of Sushi

    • An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice
    • By: Trevor Corson
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 305

    Trevor Corson takes us behind the scenes at America's first sushi-chef training academy, as eager novices strive to master the elusive art of cooking without cooking. He delves into the biology and natural history of the edible creatures of the sea, and tells the fascinating story of an Indo-Chinese meal reinvented in 19th-century Tokyo as a cheap fast food.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I want to see Top Chef: Sushi on the Food Network

    • By David on 10-18-10

    Regular price: $19.77

    • Macbeth: A Novel

    • By: A. J. Hartley, David Hewson
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,040
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,685
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,681

    Macbeth: A Novel brings the intricacy and grit of the historical thriller to Shakespeare’s tale of political intrigue, treachery, and murder. In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator choice inspired

    • By Beverly on 07-10-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Last Chinese Chef

    • By: Nicole Mones
    • Narrated by: James Chen, Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 932
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 731

    When recently widowed Maggie McElroy is called to China to settle a claim against her late husbands estate, she is blindsided by the discovery that he may have led a double life. Since work is all that will keep her sane, her magazine editor assigns her to profile Sam, a half-Chinese American who is the last in a line of gifted chefs tracing back to the imperial palace. As she watches Sam gear up for Chinas Olympic culinary competition by planning the banquet of a lifetime, she begins to see past the cuisines artistry to glimpse its coherent expression of Chinese civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Satisfying - highly recommended

    • By Dr. on 09-12-11

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Informationist

    • A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel, Book 1
    • By: Taylor Stevens
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,612
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 987
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 999

    Vanessa “Michael” Munroe deals in information - expensive information - working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back. Until now....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a start!

    • By Diana - Audible on 04-17-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Hero

    • By: Perry Moore
    • Narrated by: Michael Urie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,064
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,750
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,760

    In the story comic book legend Stan Lee calls "spellbinding" and "totally original," Thom Creed has secrets. For one, like his father, he has super powers. Also, he's been asked to join the League—the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. Then there’s the secret Thom can barely face himself: he's gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, Typhoid Larry, and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Give it a listen!

    • By Robert on 10-25-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Galveston

    • A Novel
    • By: Nic Pizzolatto
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 931
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 813
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 817

    From the creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO series True Detective and soon to be a major motion picture comes a dark and visceral novel set along the wastelands of Galveston. On the same day Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he learns that his employer has put a hit out on him. After narrowly escaping an attempt on his life, Cady goes on the run with a young prostitute named Rocky and her three-year-old sister, from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas. But though they run, they cannot hide in this explosive, atmospheric, impossible-to-pause thrill ride.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Richly Layered

    • By Stephanie on 11-17-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Science of Evil

    • On Empathy and the Origins of Cruelty
    • By: Simon Baron-Cohen
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 320

    Borderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis, Asperger's: All of these syndromes have one thing in common---lack of empathy. In some cases, this absence can be dangerous, but in others it can simply mean a different way of seeing the world. In The Science of Evil, Simon Baron-Cohen, an award-winning British researcher who has investigated psychology and autism for decades, develops a new brain-based theory of human cruelty.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fine primer...

    • By Douglas on 02-16-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

    • By: Robert Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Scott Shepherd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    When he turned 13 in 1980, Rob Sheffield had a lot to learn about women, love, music and himself, and in Talking to Girls About Duran Duran we get a glimpse into his transformation from pasty, geeky "hermit boy" into a young man with his first girlfriend, his first apartment, and a sense of the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Before there was Team Edward...there was Team John

    • By Tricia - Audible on 04-11-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Let's Take the Long Way Home

    • A Memoir of Friendship
    • By: Gail Caldwell
    • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    In Let's Take the Long Way Home, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gail Caldwell offers a powerful and moving memoir about her coming-of-age in mid-life and her extraordinary friendship with Caroline Knapp, the author of Drinking: A Love Story. Though they are more different than alike, these two fiercely private, independent women quickly relax into a friendship more profound than either of them expected. They grow increasingly inseparable until, in 2003, Caroline is diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uniquely wonderful book

    • By Lucie on 09-07-10

    Regular price: $22.99

    • 2030

    • The Real Story of What Happens to America
    • By: Albert Brooks
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 193

    Is this what's in store? June 12, 2030, started out like any other day in memory---and by then, memories were long. Since cancer had been cured fifteen years before, America's population was aging rapidly. That sounds like good news, but consider this: millions of baby boomers, with a big natural predator picked off, were sucking dry benefits and resources that were never meant to hold them into their eighties and beyond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A strange story, and possibly some validity to it.

    • By Robert on 06-05-11
    • The Real Story of What Happens to America
    • By: Albert Brooks
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 06-01-11
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 261 ratings

    Regular price: $29.36

    • They Call Me Baba Booey

    • By: Gary Dell'Abate, Chad Millman
    • Narrated by: Gary Dell'Abate
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338

    Baba Booey! Baba Booey! It was a slip of the tongue - that unfortunately was heard by a few million listeners - but in that split second a nickname, a persona, a rallying cry, and a phenomenon was born. Some would say it was the moment Gary Dell’Abate, the long-suffering heroic producer of The Howard Stern Show, for better or worse, finally came into his own.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Gary's performance was a 9, but his story was a 2.

    • By Jimmy 5k on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

    • By: David Foster Wallace
    • Narrated by: David Foster Wallace, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Cerveris, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 324
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. In his exuberantly acclaimed collection, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, he combines hilarity and an escalating disquiet in stories that astonish, entertain, and expand our ideas of the pleasures that fiction can afford.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is ABRIDGED

    • By Mark on 09-26-09

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Logical Leap

    • Induction in Physics
    • By: David Harriman
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Beginning with a detailed discussion of the role of mathematics and experimentation in validating generalizations in physics-looking closely at the reasoning of scientists such as Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Lavoisier, and Maxwell-Harriman skillfully argues that the inductive method used in philosophy is in principle indistinguishable from the method used in physics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful journey through scientific history

    • By David on 08-17-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Falling Glass

    • By: Adrian McKinty
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,553
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,153

    Richard Coulter is a man who has everything. His beautiful new wife is pregnant, his upstart airline is undercutting the competition and moving from strength to strength, his diversification into the casino business in Macau has been successful, and his fabulous Art Deco house on an Irish cliff top has just been featured in Architectural Digest. But then, for some reason, his ex-wife Rachel doesn’t keep her side of the custody agreement and vanishes off the face of the earth with Richard’s two daughters. Richard hires Killian, a formidable ex-enforcer for the IRA, to track her down before Rachel, a recovering drug addict, harms herself or the girls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hold on to your seat!!!

    • By Cheryl on 03-09-11

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Lady Audley’s Secret

    • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    • Narrated by: Nicola Barber
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    This Victorian best seller, along with Braddon's other famous novel, Aurora Floyd, established her as the main rival of the master of the sensational novel, Wilkie Collins. A protest against the passive, insipid 19th-century heroine, Lady Audley was described by one critic of the time as "high-strung, full of passion, purpose, and movement." Her crime (the secret of the title) is shown to threaten the apparently respectable middle-class world of Victorian England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings

    • By RM Simon on 01-14-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • What Technology Wants

    • By: Kevin Kelly
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 277

    This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sprawling scope, an ambivalent thesis

    • By David Everling on 04-09-11

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Poor Little Bitch Girl

    • By: Jackie Collins
    • Narrated by: Jackie Collins, Allison Daugherty, Lara Hirner, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Three twenty-something women, one hot rich guy, two mega movie stars, and a devastating murder: Poor Little Bitch Girl has it all. Denver Jones is a hotshot twenty-something attorney working in L.A. Carolyn Henderson is personal assistant to a powerful and very married senator in Washington with whom she is having an affair. And Annabelle Maestro—daughter of two movie stars—has carved out a career for herself in New York as the madame of choice for discerning famous men.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • okay story

    • By Niyyah Odom on 11-30-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Inherent Vice

    • By: Thomas Pynchon
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 873
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 652
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 649

    It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Easy for her to say. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy", except that this one usually leads to trouble.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you enjoyed The Crying of Lot 49...

    • By Phil Selman on 08-22-09

    Regular price: $35.00

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