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    • 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 1,763
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,646
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,650

    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

    • 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
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    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.  

    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 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • 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 499
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      4 out of 5 stars 443
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      4 out of 5 stars 437

    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

    • Encouraging the Heart

    • A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others
    • By: James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    All too often, simple acts of human kindness are often overlooked and under utilized by people in leadership roles. Advising mutual respect and recognition of accomplishments, Encouraging the Heart shows us how true leaders encourage and motivate those they work with by helping them find their voice and making them feel like heroes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It all begins with me and why not you,.

    • By Jim on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $26.41

    • 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 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Small stories within a galaxy at war.

    • By dielow on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $31.97

    • 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 393
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
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      4 out of 5 stars 366

    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?"

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I DON'T LOOK GOOD IN A FEZ

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Risky Behavior

    • Bad Behavior, Book 1
    • By: L. A. Witt, Cari Z.
    • Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    It’s day one of Darren Corliss’ career as a detective, and not only has he been assigned a notoriously difficult partner, but the guy might also be a pill-popping dirty cop. Internal Affairs needs proof, and Darren gets to be their eyes and ears whether he wants to or not. Detective Andreas Ruffner doesn’t play by the rules, and he doesn’t play well with others. With bodies piling up and a list of suspects who are way above his pay grade, the last thing he needs is a wet-behind-the-ears kid for a partner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action pack

    • By bre on 02-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 321
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      4 out of 5 stars 281
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      4 out of 5 stars 280

    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

    • 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 90
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • beware, its barely "audible"

    • By Tim (gm) on 06-18-18

    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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • Plague of the Dead

    • The Morningstar Strain, Book 1
    • By: Z. A. Recht
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,630
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,048
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,050

    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

    • Thinking about Capitalism

    • By: Jerry Z. Muller, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jerry Z. Muller
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    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

    • Reign of Ash

    • Ascendant Kingdoms, Book 2
    • By: Gail Z. Martin
    • Narrated by: Tim Reynolds
    • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    Blaine McFadden endured six long years in the brutal Velant prison colony, exiled for murder. War devastated his homeland of Donderath and destroyed the magic on which the Ascendant Kingdoms relied. Now Blaine and a small group of fellow exiles have returned to a lawless wasteland, where unrestrained magic storms wreak havoc and monsters roam free. Yet, amidst the chaos, rumors persist of a new magic that could restore the kingdoms. But the key lies with a dangerous, ancient ritual and a group of vanished survivors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first.

    • By Christopher on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • 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
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      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

    • The Student Leadership Challenge, Third Edition

    • Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader
    • By: James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Student Leadership Challenge tailors one of the world’s most respected leadership models to students’ unique needs, and provides a proven pathway to success. Based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, this book merges solid research with personal stories from real-world student leaders to help students develop the critical skills they need to lead both now and after graduation. Useful from high school to graduate school and beyond, these lessons are reinforced by reflective and critical thinking activities to help students internalize important concepts.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hawke's War

    • A Sonny Hawke Thriller
    • By: Reavis Z. Wortham
    • Narrated by: Jeff Brick, Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The serene beauty of West Texas's Big Bend National Park is shattered when four hikers are brutally ambushed by a sniper. Only one survives to report the murders. When investigators come up with nothing, they're left wondering if this is a single incident - or the beginning of a rampage. One week later, Texas Ranger Sonny Hawke drives his 3500 Dodge Dually into the park, determined to unearth the truth. Before he knows it, he's in the same sniper's crosshairs. A drug and human smuggling cartel has lured him to remote backcountry, looking for payback for an old grudge.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Off the Beaten Path

    • By: Cari Z.
    • Narrated by: Jack Wesley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    When Ward Johannsen’s little girl, Ava, shifted into a werewolf, she was taken into custody by the feds and shipped off to the nearest pack, all ties between father and daughter severed. Henry Dormer is an alpha werewolf and an elite black ops soldier who failed his last mission. He returns home, hoping for some time to recuperate and help settle the pack’s newest member, a little pup named Ava who can’t shift back to her human form. Instead, he meets Ward, who refuses to leave his daughter without a fight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Erin McClanahan on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Tranzia Rebellion

    • Warhammer 40,000
    • By: C Z Dunn, John French, Nick Kyme, and others
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood, Martyn Ellis, Chris Fairbanks, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The masters of the Doom Eagles Space Marines Chapter descend upon the world of Tranzia to honour a batch of new recruits who will lead the Chapter into the next generation. As they make planetfall, the world rises up against them in a rebellion organised by the alien Tau. But something else lurks behind the xenos, a horror that has haunted the Imperium since its very beginnings. The Doom Eagles and their Adepta Sororitas allies are thrust into a race against time to discover the true architect of the Tranzia Rebellion.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's really about 10 minutes shorter.

    • By Sean Patrick Tracey on 05-28-18

    Regular price: $15.98

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