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    • Good to Great

    • Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
    • By: Jim Collins
    • Narrated by: Jim Collins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,976
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,168

    Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good info, over-the-top narration

    • By Anaxamaxan on 08-31-10
    • Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
    • By: Jim Collins
    • Narrated by: Jim Collins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 07-13-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9,976 ratings

    Regular price: $36.50

    • The Hunger Games

    • By: Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50,163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39,482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39,915

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story. Absolutely grating narrator.

    • By tcp100 on 12-27-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Simple Path to Wealth

    • Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life
    • By: JL Collins
    • Narrated by: JL Collins, Peter Adeney
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,584
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,390
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,375

    This book grew out of a series of letters to my daughter concerning various things - mostly about money and investing - she was not yet quite ready to hear. Since money is the single most powerful tool we have for navigating this complex world we've created, understanding it is critical.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book!! Get a physical copy though.

    • By Chris Hogan on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Catching Fire

    • Hunger Games, Book 2
    • By: Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41,446
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33,440

    Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dissent Rules

    • By FanB14 on 07-06-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Mockingjay

    • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
    • By: Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38,685
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31,329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31,587

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Conflicting Emotions

    • By Sumit G. on 08-28-10

    Regular price: $19.58

    • Team of Teams

    • New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
    • By: General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,094
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,095

    Former general Stanley McChrystal held a key position for much of the War on Terror, as head of the Joint Special Operations Command. In Iraq he found that despite the vastly superior resources, manpower, and training of the US military, Al Qaeda had an advantage because of its structure as a loose network of small, independent cells. Those cells wreaked havoc by always staying one step ahead, sharing knowledge with each other via high-tech communications.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Beth on 06-30-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Hunger Games: Special Edition

    • By: Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated by: Tatiana Maslany
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 135

    Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany narrates a brand-new special edition recording of the first audiobook in the worldwide best-selling trilogy from Suzanne Collins! In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Now THIS is what Katniss is supposed to sound like

    • By Carly Jurica on 11-02-18

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Great by Choice

    • By: Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen
    • Narrated by: Jim Collins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,936
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931

    The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. The new study: Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins’s prior work by its focus on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real Insight!!

    • By Kurt on 11-03-11

    Regular price: $27.37

    • How the Mighty Fall

    • And Why Some Companies Never Give In
    • By: Jim Collins
    • Narrated by: Jim Collins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 775
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 769

    Decline can be avoided. Decline can be detected. Decline can be reversed. Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Can decline be detected early and avoided? How far can a company fall before the path toward doom becomes inevitable and unshakable? How can companies reverse course?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Collins is always right

    • By Roger on 07-07-09

    Regular price: $36.50

    • Gregor the Overlander

    • Underland Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203

    When Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland, where spiders, rats, and cockroaches coexist uneasily with humans. This world is on the brink of war, and Gregor's arrival is no accident. A prophecy foretells that Gregor has a role to play in the Underland's uncertain future. Gregor wants no part of it, until he realizes it's the only way to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series.

    • By J. Christiansen on 02-16-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,073
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,766
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,780

    One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal best seller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping novel, excellent production

    • By David on 01-18-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Breaking the Cycle

    • Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame
    • By: George Collins MA, Andrew Adleman MA
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    Anyone who has struggled with sex addiction knows that living with constant sexual compulsions can be extremely difficult. But summoning the courage to find help for this condition can be even more of a challenge. If addictions to pornography, strip clubs, massage parlors, prostitutes, phone sex, or chat rooms have made you feel trapped, this book can help you find a way to break free.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect book for this

    • By theoriginalsubguy on 11-18-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Language of God

    • A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
    • By: Francis S. Collins
    • Narrated by: Francis S. Collins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605

    Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists, yet he is also a man of unshakable faith in God and scripture. Dr. Collins has resolved the dilemma that haunts everyone who believes in God and respects science. Faith in God and faith in science can be harmonious, not separately but together, combined into one worldview. For Collins, science does not conflict with the Bible, science enhances it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For those on the fence

    • By Stephen on 10-07-06

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Gobekli Tepe

    • Genesis of the Gods: The Temple of the Watchers and the Discovery of Eden
    • By: Andrew Collins
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Built at the end of the last ice age, the mysterious stone temple complex of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey is one of the greatest challenges to 21st century archaeology. As much as 7,000 years older than the Great Pyramid and Stonehenge, its strange buildings and rings of T-shaped monoliths - built with stones weighing from 10 to 15 tons - show a level of sophistication and artistic achievement unmatched until the rise of the great civilizations of the ancient world, Sumer, Egypt, and Babylon.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Guaranteed to fill your head... completely!

    • By Nicole Miller on 02-23-18
    • Genesis of the Gods: The Temple of the Watchers and the Discovery of Eden
    • By: Andrew Collins
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 62 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

    • Underland Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 720
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556

    Book two left off with Gregor reading the Prophecy of Blood: a prophecy that calls for Gregor and Boots to return to the Underland to help ward off a plague. But this time, Gregor's mother refuses to let Gregor return to the Underland...until the rat Ripred assures the family that Gregor and Boots are needed only for a short meeting, which the crawlers will attend only if their "princess" Boots is present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love, Love , Love!!!!

    • By Christal on 02-15-14

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

    • Underland Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 874
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 665
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 664

    Gregor is summoned back to the Underland by the terms of a second prophecy. Spies have reported the sighting of a Rat King, a character who has been legendary since the Middle Ages. Recognizable by its tremendous size and snow-white coat, the Rat King is destined to bring a World War to the Underland. Gregor eventually comes face to face with the Rat King, and to his surprise, he finds he is unable to kill this creature. His heart tells him he's making the right decision.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Giant Cockroaches, Bats and Rats, Oh My!

    • By S. Sharp on 04-30-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Not Dead Yet

    • The Memoir
    • By: Phil Collins
    • Narrated by: Phil Collins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 995
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 924
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 918

    The long-awaited autobiography from Phil Collins, one of the best-selling music artists of all time. This is the roller-coaster journey from his beginnings as a child actor to his domination of the charts as both a solo artist and part of Genesis. His success is astounding, his music has global reach, and his story is legendary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, moving and honest

    • By Brian Haworth on 11-03-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Summary of Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras

    • By: Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras
    • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Save time on the go with this concise summary, and explore key quotations from Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I needed the full book!

    • By Will on 01-09-17

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 20 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 235

    This is heralded as the very first mystery novel. Collins, in his great work, created the guidelines for the genre as we know it today: a fabulous diamond stolen, everyone in the house is suspected, three mysterious Indians sworn to protect the jewel at all costs, the upstairs/downstairs tension from the servants, and a brilliant detective who is eccentrically fond of roses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By James on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Gregor and the Marks of Secret

    • The Underland Chronicles, Book 4
    • By: Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 498
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502

    For generations, rats have run the mice out of whatever lands they've claimed, keeping them constantly on the move. But now the mice are disappearing, and the young queen Luxa, who credits them with saving her life, is determined to find out why. Gregor joins her on a fact-finding mission, and when the true fate of the mice is revealed, it is something far more sinister than Gregor or Luxa have imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable

    • By Gurmukh on 09-19-08

    Regular price: $31.93

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