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    • The Tyranny of Metrics

    • By: Jerry Z. Muller
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 496
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      4 out of 5 stars 440
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      4 out of 5 stars 434

    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 1,730
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,616
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,620

    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

    • 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 239
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    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

    • 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 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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
    • just couldn't catch my interest

    • By William Thomas on 03-26-18

    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 388
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
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      4 out of 5 stars 362

    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 89
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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

    • 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

    • 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 353
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
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      4 out of 5 stars 322

    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

    • That Old Witch!

    • The Coffee Coven's Cozy Capers, Book 1
    • By: M.Z. Andrews
    • Narrated by: Cathy Cunningham Fennel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    There's a new squad in town... Seniors Phyllis Habernackle and Char Bailey are witches with a problem. Dealing with the recent loss of one of their oldest and dearest college friends, the women discover the dearly departed has bequeathed her estate to them! Unfortunately, she didn't leave it only to them. She also left it to two other old witches. Decades ago, the five women had been inseparable while together attending the Paranormal Institute for Witches. But thanks to a betrayal no one saw coming, they've been feuding ever since. 

    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 316
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      4 out of 5 stars 276
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      4 out of 5 stars 275

    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 Pegeen on 10-11-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Witch Squad

    • A Witch Squad Cozy Mystery, Book 1
    • By: M.Z. Andrews
    • Narrated by: Lisa Cordileone
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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    Nineteen-year-old Mercy Habernackle is a witch gone off the rails. Causing problems with the law in her hometown, she's faced with two options. Go to a correctional institution or get shipped off to witch boarding school, or as her mother prefers to call it, finishing school. Choosing the latter, Mercy's mother, Linda, drives her daughter cross country to the Paranormal Institute for Witches, situated high in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in cozy Aspen Falls, Pennsylvania.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant narrator

    • By Kindle Customer on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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

    • Murder in Vegas

    • New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation
    • By: Michael Connelly (editor), James Swain, S. Z. Rozan, and others
    • Narrated by: Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 46
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      3 out of 5 stars 29

    Sin City. An artificial oasis of pleasure, spectacle, and entertainment, the gambling capital of America has reinvented itself so many times that it's doubtful that anyone knows for sure what's real and what isn't in the miles of neon and scorching heat. Las Vegas is considered the ultimate player's destination, no matter what your game. Las Vegas is the true city that never sleeps, where fortunes are made and lost every day, and where snake-eyes aren't found just on a pair of dice.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious

    • By Karen on 08-19-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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

    • Master the Matrix

    • 7 Essentials for Getting Things Done in Complex Organizations
    • By: Susan Z. Finerty, Harry Kraemer
    • Narrated by: Davis Sound LLC
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    You're in a matrix, whether you realize it or not. The test: Do you have multiple bosses? Do you depend on a variety of resources throughout the organization to get your tasks done, and do these resources report into other people or teams? If you answered ''yes'' to either, you're in a matrix role. Matrix roles are everywhere. The field customer contact person who writes contracts, negotiates delivery and troubleshoots product issues is in a matrix role.

    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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    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.

    Regular price: $10.65

    • The Rock Hole

    • A Red River Mystery
    • By: Reavis Z. Wortham
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,705
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,545

    In 1964, when Ned Parker, farmer and part-time constable, is summoned to a cornfield one hot morning to examine the remains of a tortured bird dog, he discovers that there is a dark presence in their quiet community of Center Springs, Texas. Ned is usually confident handling moonshiners, drunks, and instances of domestic dispute. But when it comes to animal atrocities—which then turn to murder—the investigation spins beyond his abilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-19-16

    Regular price: $18.87

    • 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 64
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    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

    • 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 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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

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