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    • Earning the Rockies

    • How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    As a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father's evocative stories about traveling across America as a young man, travels in which he learned to understand the country from a ground-level perspective. In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation and understanding of American geography that is often lost in the jet age.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought-provoking extended essay.

    • By Ronald on 02-05-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Dark Territory

    • The Secret History of Cyber War
    • By: Fred Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051

    As cyber attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best narrator - Malcolm Hillgartner

    • By Greg Davis on 07-20-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Return of Marco Polo's World

    • War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-First Century
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Drawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, as well as encounters with preeminent realist thinkers, Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape America's role in a turbulent world: a respect for the limits of Western-style democracy; a delineation between American interests and American values; an awareness of the psychological toll of warfare; a projection of power via a strong navy; and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Essays on the Region of the Silk Road

    • By Jeff Beardsley on 05-19-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Gratitude Diaries

    • How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
    • By: Janice Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Janice Kaplan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    On New Year's Eve, journalist and former Parade editor-in-chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next months will have less to do with the events that occur than her own attitude and perspective. Getting advice at every turn from psychologists, academics, doctors, and philosophers, she brings listeners on a smart and witty journey to discover the value of appreciating what you have.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Anonymous on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Revenge of Geography

    • What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 398

    In The Revenge of Geography, Robert D. Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world's hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why Don't They Teach This Stuff?

    • By Carole T. on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Secrets of a Master Closer

    • A Simpler, Easier, and Faster Way to Sell Anything to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
    • By: Mike Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    If you want to know, step by step, how to quickly, easily, and smoothly walk anyone from being a skeptical prospect to a happy customer that refers you friends, family, and colleagues...then you want to read this book.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent book

    • By Klaumbaz on 10-01-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Art of the Infinite

    • The Pleasures of Mathematics
    • By: Robert Kaplan, Ellen Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The Art of the Infinite takes infinity, in its countless guises, as a touchstone for understanding mathematical thinking. Robert and Ellen Kaplan guide us through the “Republic of Numbers,” where we meet both its upstanding citizens and its more shadowy dwellers; and transport us across the plane of geometry into the unlikely realm where parallel lines meet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly pleased!

    • By JapMerican on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Humans Need Not Apply

    • A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
    • By: Jerry Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 246

    After billions of dollars and 50 years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read to understand the coming AI shift.

    • By Brad Mills on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Damascus Cover

    • By: Howard Kaplan
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    In a last ditch effort to revive his career, washed-out Agent Ari Ben-Sion accepts a mission he never would have 30 years ago to smuggle a group of Jewish children out of the Damascus ghetto. Or so he thinks. In Damascus, a beautiful American photographer, Kim, seems to be falling in love with Ari, but she is asking too many questions. His communication equipment disappears. His contact never shows up. The operation is only hours away, and everything seems awry. Desperate to succeed, Ari might risk everything. Even his life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gabriel Allon Had better Look Out!

    • By camerartsAW on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Monsoon

    • The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    On the world maps common in America, the Western Hemisphere lies front and center, while the Indian Ocean region all but disappears. This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now-departed 20th century, but in the 21st century, that focus will fundamentally change. In this pivotal examination of the countries known as “Monsoon Asia”—which include India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania—best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan explains how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A map is worth a thousand words ...

    • By Loren on 06-03-12
    • The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 01-23-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 164 ratings

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Dean and Me

    • A Love Story
    • By: Jerry Lewis, James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    In a memoir by turns moving, tragic, and hilarious, Jerry Lewis recounts with crystal clarity every step of a 50-year friendship, from the springtime, 1945 afternoon when the two vibrant young performers destined to conquer the world together met on Broadway and 54th Street, to their tragic final encounter in the 1990s, when Lewis and his wife ran into Dean Martin, a broken and haunted old man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You've got to listen to this!

    • By Boone29680 on 12-05-05

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Grit to Great

    • How Perseverance, Passion, and Pluck Take You from Ordinary to Extraordinary
    • By: Linda Kaplan Thaler, Robin Koval
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    It is not native intelligence or natural talent that makes people excel, say Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval - it's old-fashioned sweat equity and hard work. And that claim is backed up by new research from MacArthur Fellowship Award winner and University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth, among others. Not everyone is blessed with exceptional intelligence, or wins the gene lottery. But the good news is that you can excel beyond your wildest dreams in your career and your personal life - success is within your grasp - through the right attitude and determination.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Expected more

    • By Shaun Guerrero on 12-28-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Glory Lost and Found

    • How Delta Climbed from Despair to Dominance in the Post-9/11 Era
    • By: Seth Kaplan, Jay Shabat
    • Narrated by: Joseph Durika
    • Length: 25 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Glory Lost and Found: How Delta Climbed from Despair to Dominance in the Post-9/11 Era tells the story of Delta's dramatic tumble into bankruptcy and how it climbed its way back to pre-eminence despite hurricane-force headwinds: high fuel prices, a hostile takeover bid, relentless competition, economic meltdowns, and geopolitical shocks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-20-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Inclusion Dividend

    • Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off
    • By: Mark Kaplan, Mason Donovan
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In today's increasingly diverse, global, interconnected business world, diversity and inclusion is no longer just the right thing to do, it is a core leadership competency and central to the success of business. Working effectively across differences such as gender, culture, generational, race, and sexual orientation not only leads to a more productive, innovative corporate culture, but also to a better engagement with customers and clients.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay introduction, but claims over evidence

    • By chk on 12-06-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Spy's Gamble

    • By: Howard Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Nathan Murray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    When the Israeli prime minister boards a new stealth submarine in Norfolk, Virginia, intending a celebratory ride and the sub vanishes, it sets in motion a suspenseful story that intertwines the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a story of what could be.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very strange narrator?

    • By Michael Eliastam on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sinatra

    • The Chairman
    • By: James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Donald Corren
    • Length: 40 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    Just in time for the Chairman's centennial, the endlessly absorbing sequel to James Kaplan's best-selling Frank: The Voice - finally the definitive biography that Frank Sinatra, justly termed "The Entertainer of the Century", deserves and requires. Like Peter Guralnick on Elvis, Kaplan goes behind the legend to give us the man in full, in his many guises and aspects: peerless singer, (sometimes) powerful actor, business mogul, tireless lover, and associate of the powerful and infamous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing, an excellent addition to Frank The Voice.

    • By Nick on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Frank: The Voice

    • By: James Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 22 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the 20th century - infinitely charismatic, lionized, and notori­ous in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma. As Bob Spitz did with the Beatles, Tina Brown for Diana, and Peter Guralnick for Elvis, James Kaplan goes behind the legend and hype to bring alive a force that changed popular culture in fundamental ways.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Both fascinating and tedious

    • By Brad on 12-12-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Murder of Innocence

    • The Tragic Life and Final Rampage of Laurie Dann
    • By: Joel Kaplan, George Papajohn, Eric Zorn
    • Narrated by: Gary Tiedemann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    Early on a May morning in 1988, Laurie Dann, a 30-year-old, profoundly unhappy product of the wealthy North Shore suburb of Chicago, loaded her father's car with a cache of handguns, incendiary chemicals, and arsenic-laced food. Driven by fear and hate, she was going to make something terrible happen. Before the end of the day, Dann had blazed a murderous trail of poison, fire, and bullets through the unsuspecting town of Winnetka, Illinois, and other North Shore suburbs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Applicable to Las Vegas Shooter

    • By Teadrinker on 10-07-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • How to Pay for Health Care

    • By: Michael E. Porter, Robert S. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The United States stands at a crossroads as it struggles with how to pay for health care. The fee-for-service system, the dominant payment model in the US and many other countries, is now widely recognized as perhaps the single biggest obstacle to improving health care delivery.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts

    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    In this extraordinary audiobook, Robert D. Kaplan lets listeners experience up close the American military worldwide in the air, at sea, and on the ground. Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts provides a riveting ground-level portrait of the Global War on Terrorism on several continents.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Little dry

    • By RICK MEREDITH on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $39.93

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