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    • The Leadership Challenge

    • How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, Fifth Edition
    • By: Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes
    • Narrated by: Barry Posner, James Kouzes, Sean Pratt
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 451
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 445

    The 25th anniversary edition of the best-selling business classic, revised and updated. For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling more than two million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. Based on Kouzes and Posner’s extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today’s world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, learned.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, too many stories

    • By Joseph Ivy on 02-06-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Long Time Until Now

    • By: Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,871
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,746
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,751

    A military unit is thrust back into Paleolithic times with only their guns and portable hardware. Ten soldiers on convoy in Afghanistan suddenly find themselves lost in time. Somehow they arrived in Earth's Paleolithic Asia. With no idea how they arrived or how to get back, the shock of the event is severe. They discover groups of the similarly displaced: imperial Romans, Neolithic Europeans, and a small cadre of East Indian peasants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different Than Expected--But an Excellent Listen !

    • By C. Hartmann on 06-11-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Unwasted

    • My Lush Sobriety
    • By: Sacha Z. Scoblic
    • Narrated by: Julie McKay
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The single glass of wine with dinner... the cold beer on a hot day... the champagne flute raised in a toast... what I'd drink if Hunter S. Thompson wanted to get wasted with me... these are my fantasies lately. Too bad I've gone sober. When Sacha Z. Scoblic was drinking, she was a rock star; the days were rough and the nights filled with laughter and blackouts. Then she gave it up. She had to. Here are her adventures in an utterly and maddeningly sober world... and how she discovered that nothing is as odd and fantastic as life without a drink in hand. 

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Learning Leadership

    • The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader
    • By: Barry Z. Posner, James A. Kouzes
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader is a comprehensive guide to unleashing the inner-leader in us all and to building a solid foundation for a lifetime of leadership growth and mastery. The book offers a concrete framework to help individuals of all levels, functions, and backgrounds take charge of their own leadership development and become the best leaders they can be. Learning Leadership is a clarion call to unleash the leadership potential that is already present in today's society.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not worth using a credit

    • By JPastuer on 01-31-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Zen of Listening

    • Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction
    • By: Rebecca Z. Shafir MA CCC
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Z. Shafir
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This audiobook is an all-encompassing approach allowing you to transform your life. Listeners will be amazed at how simply learning to focus intently on a speaker improves the relationship, increases attention span, and helps develop negotiating skills. Learn the great barricades of misunderstanding, find out how to listen to yourself, and discover how to listen under stress and boost your memory.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Strategies! Best for Listening skills!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pandorax: Warhammer 40,000

    • Space Marine Battles
    • By: C Z Dunn
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    In the Pandorax System, on the death world of Pythos, an ancient secret that has laid buried for millennia has been unearthed.... Ignorant of this terror, troopers of the Catachan 183rd, stranded on Pythos and under the command of Colonel 'Death' Strike, find themselves under attack by the forces of Chaos. Daemons in their thousands flock the sky, and none other than Warmaster Abaddon leads the attack.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • audio to low.

    • By Robert Sloan on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $31.97

    • The Molecule of More

    • How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity - And Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race
    • By: Daniel Z. Lieberman MD, Michael E. Long
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity—and will Determine the Fate of the Human Race, George Washington University professor and psychiatrist Daniel Z. Lieberman, MD, and Georgetown University lecturer Michael E. Long present a potentially life-changing proposal: Much of human life has an unconsidered component that explains an array of behaviors previously thought to be unrelated, including why winners cheat, why geniuses often suffer with mental illness, why nearly all diets fail, and more.

    Regular price: $14.99

    • 36 Books That Changed the World

    • By: The Great Courses, Andrew R. Wilson, Brad S. Gregory, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew R. Wilson, Brad S. Gregory, Charles Kimball, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 351
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      4 out of 5 stars 310
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      4 out of 5 stars 309

    Certain works of literature, history, science, philosophy, political theory and religion offer powerful examples of how books can spark revolutions, birth great religions, spur scientific advancements, shape world economies, teach us new ways of thinking, and much more. And with this fascinating collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, you can now get a single course that represents 36 of our best lectures on literary works that changed the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • too many trees not enough forest

    • By Bay Area Girl on 10-11-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Black Tide Rising

    • By: John Ringo, Eric Flint, John Scalzi, and others
    • Narrated by: Tristan Morris, Tanya Eby
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    The news that humanity had been dreading for ages had come true. Zombies are real. Worst of all, we created them. The apocalypse was upon us, and every man, woman and child had to answer a simple question of themselves: "What do we do now?"

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • read what your buying first.

    • By sean on 08-18-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Thinking about Capitalism

    • By: Jerry Z. Muller, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jerry Z. Muller
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233

    In these 36 engaging lectures, Professor Muller takes you deep inside the perspectives on this most important and pervasive force. You'll gain fresh insights that will strengthen your understanding of capitalism's rich history, its fascinating proponents and opponents, and its startling impact on our world. These lectures take you beyond economic analysis to look at how some of the greatest intellects have thought about capitalism and its moral, political, and cultural ramifications.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great intellectual historical look at capitalism

    • By Jake on 06-21-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • A Leader's Legacy

    • By: James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
    • Narrated by: James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, internationally recognized experts in the field of leadership and authors of the best-selling Leadership Challenge, explore the important notion of legacy and the critical questions any leader must ask him or herself in order to leave a lasting impact. In a series of 22 short essays, grouped into four parts (significance, relationships, aspirations, and courage), the authors explore the thorny and often ambiguous issues that today's leaders grapple with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very informative

    • By Mckinsl on 08-19-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Silent War

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 37
    • By: C Z Dunn, John French, Nick Kyme, and others
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    While loyalist and traitor forces clash on a thousand battlefields across the galaxy, a very different kind of war is being fought in the shadows - a war of subtlety and subterfuge, unknown to many, but one that surely holds the key to victory for either side. Rogal Dorn and his Legion prepare to defend the Solar System against the armies of Warmaster Horus, even as Malcador the Sigillite charges his many agents and spies with missions of the utmost secrecy. The future of the Imperium is being shaped by unseen hands....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen

    • By Tyler on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $31.97

    • Credibility

    • How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It, 2nd Edition
    • By: James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    As the world falls deeper into economic downturns and warfare, the question of credibility (how leaders gain and lose it) is more important than ever. Building on their research from The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner explore in Credibility why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone, and why leaders must "Say what you mean and mean what you say."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transform Your Leadership

    • By Isaiah M. on 04-05-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Deathwatch: The Last Guardian

    • Warhammer 40,000
    • By: C Z Dunn
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Tim Bentinck, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    As part of an elite Deathwatch kill team, Brother Balthasar of the Dark Angels joins a special Inquisitorial mission to the eldar craftworld of Kher-Ys. Long ago ravaged by the daemonic forces of Slaanesh, the craftworld may still harbour the unlikeliest of allies for the Space Marines and the key to a greater victory for the Chapter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $10.65

    • Plague of the Dead

    • The Morningstar Strain, Book 1
    • By: Z. A. Recht
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,662
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,081
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,083

    The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. Death. But it doesn't end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the plague of the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Return to Good Bad and the Ugly

    • By The Zombie Specialist on 02-06-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Getting (More of) What You Want

    • How the Secrets of Economics and Psychology Can Help You Negotiate Anything, in Business and in Life
    • By: Margaret A. Neale, Thomas Z. Lys
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Almost every interaction involves negotiation, yet we often miss the cues that would allow us to make the most of these exchanges. In Getting (More of) What You Want, Margaret Neale and Thomas Lys draw on the latest advances in psychology and economics to provide new strategies for anyone shopping for a car, lobbying for a raise, or simply haggling over who takes out the trash. Getting (More of) What You Want shows how inexperienced negotiators regularly leave significant value on the table - and reveals how you can claim it.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • So lost!

    • By Petar on 10-26-15

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Dark Haven

    • Chronicles of the Necromancer, Book 3
    • By: Gail Z. Martin
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Gail Z. Martin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Once Tris wins back the throne and destroys the Obsidian King, he realizes that the hard work is just beginning. Although Jared the Usurper held the throne for less than a year, his reign took a terrible toll on Margolan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Have loved all her work so far

    • By Denise on 06-28-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Freehold

    • Freehold, Book 1
    • By: Michael Z. Williamson
    • Narrated by: Molly Elston
    • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 383
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 350

    Sergeant Kendra Pacelli is innocent, but that doesn't matter to the repressive government pursuing her. Mistakes might be made, but they are never acknowledged, especially when billions of embezzled dollars earned from illegal weapons sales are at stake. But where does one run when all Earth and most settled planets are under the aegis of one government? Answer: The Freehold of Grainne.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wow ! great story and homage to Heinlein

    • By Jon on 04-09-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Stop Selling and Start Leading

    • How to Make Extraordinary Sales Happen
    • By: James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, Deb Calvert
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    In the Age of the Customer, sales effectiveness depends mightily on the buyer experience. Despite nearly universal agreement on the need for creating value in every step of the buyer’s journey, sellers continue to struggle with how to create that value and connect meaningfully with buyers. New research bridges the gap and reveals the behavioral blueprint for sellers that makes buyers more likely to meet with them - and more likely to buy from them.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book for All Sales Reps and Managers

    • By Anonymous User on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Tyranny of Metrics

    • By: Jerry Z. Muller
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    In this timely and powerful book, Jerry Muller uncovers the damage our obsession with metrics is causing and shows how we can begin to fix the problem. Filled with examples from education, medicine, business and finance, government, the police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid, this brief and accessible book explains why the seemingly irresistible pressure to quantify performance distorts and distracts, whether by encouraging "gaming the stats" or "teaching to the test"....

    Regular price: $13.99

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