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    • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication

    • By: Harvard Business Review, Robert B. Cialdini, Nick Morgan, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Larkin, Gregory St. John
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
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      4 out of 5 stars 102
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      4 out of 5 stars 100

    The best leaders know how to communicate clearly and persuasively. How do you stack up? Leading experts such as Deborah Tannen, Jay Conger, and Nick Morgan provide the insights and advice you need.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wooden performances marred the content

    • By Dermot H on 05-08-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • You Just Don't Understand

    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Dr. Tannen illustrates how the best intentions can go painfully awry between spouses, family members, co-workers and friends. With You Just Don't Understand, you'll recognize yourself and your own efforts to be understood - and gain valuable insight to help you communicate better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deborah Tannen...

    • By Douglas on 02-18-14

    Regular price: $22.63

    • That's Not What I Meant

    • The Sociolinguistics of Everyday Conversation - The Modern Scholar
    • By: Professor Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Deborah Tannen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    The following series of lectures draws on linguistics, or the scientific study of language, to show the many ways in which language has a profound effect upon human relationships. These lectures address the various aspects and implications of what Professor Tannen calls "conversational style". It also looks at the dynamics of specific situations such as the workplace and classroom where the role of conversational style is of particular importance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Helpful Perceptions, not Scienctic Study

    • By Mr Conway on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $49.95

    • You're the Only One I Can Tell

    • Inside the Language of Women's Friendships
    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Deborah Tannen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 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 16

    Best friend, old friend, good friend, BFF, college roommate, neighbor, workplace confidante: women's friendships are lifelines in times of trouble and support systems for daily life. A friend can be like a sister, daughter, mother, mentor, therapist, or confessor - or she can be all of these at once. She's seen you at your worst and celebrates you at your best. Figuring out what it means to be friends is, in the end, no less than figuring out how we connect to other people.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Diluted Tannen at best

    • By kuaikuai on 06-04-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Talking from 9 to 5

    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Deborah Tannen
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    You say something at a meeting and it is ignored; then when someone else says the same thing, everyone embraces it as a marvelous idea. You devote yourself to a project, but don't get credit for the results. You give what you think are clear instructions, but the job is not done, or done wrong.... Now, Deborah Tannen brings to the workplace the same voice, eye, and insight that made That's Not What I Meant! and You Just Don't Understand best-selling classics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Points out the problem but no solutions offered

    • By Jane on 08-19-10

    Regular price: $9.27

    • That's Not What I Meant

    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Deborah Tannen
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 32

    You know the feeling: You thought you said exactly what you wanted to, but somehow a different message comes across. You end up feeling misunderstood...and the relationship that you're building -- at home, on the job, on a date, or in an interview -- slips a little further out of your control.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful, As Always

    • By KellysHero718 on 04-02-15

    Regular price: $9.27

    • You're Wearing That?

    • Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation
    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    It was Tannen who first showed us that men and women speak different languages. Mothers and daughters speak the same language, but still often misunderstand each other, as they struggle to find the right balance between closeness and independence. Both mothers and daughters want to be seen for who they are, but tend to see the other as falling short of who she should be. Each overestimates the other's power and underestimates her own.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little more clarity -

    • By Ella on 03-22-06

    Regular price: $27.93

    • You Just Don't Understand

    • By: Deborah Tannen Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Deborah Tannen
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Abridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 90
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    This best selling audio program has revolutionized the way men and women talk and listen to each other - at home, at work, and wherever the communications gap between the sexes can lead to troublesome misunderstandings.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful

    • By Benjamin Drawbaugh on 01-23-05

    Regular price: $9.27

    • Women’s Friendships, in Sickness and in Health

    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A silver lining in the dark cloud of serious illness — your own or a loved one’s — is the help and caring offered by friends, and the way that help can deepen friendships.

    "Women’s Friendships, in Sickness and in Health" is from the April 24, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Deborah Tannen and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • I Only Say This Because I Love You

    • How the Way We Talk Can Make or Break Family Relationships Throughout Our Lives
    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Patricia Mulholland
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Why does talk in families so often go in circles, leaving us tied up in knots? Linguist Deborah Tannen reveals why talking to family members is so often painful and problematic - even when we're all adults. Searching for signs of acceptance, we find signs of disapproval and rejection. Why do the seeds of family love so often yield a harvest of criticism? In I Only Say This Because I Love You, Tannen shows how important it is, in family talk, to learn to separate word meanings, or messages, from heart meanings, or metamessages.

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Modern Scholar

    • He Said/She Said: Women, Men and Language
    • By: Professor Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Deborah Tannen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 209
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      4 out of 5 stars 129
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      4 out of 5 stars 129

    "My goal in this series, in addition to illuminating the patterns of women's and men's uses of language, is to enhance understanding of how language works in everyday life. I am told by students who have taken my courses that this understanding helps them in their everyday lives, as every aspect of our lives involves talking to people of the other sex - in our personal relationships, our families, at work, and in trying to get just about anything done."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kind of revelatory, at least for me

    • By R. on 03-27-11

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Argument Culture

    • Moving from Debate to Dialogue
    • By: Deborah Tannen Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Deborah Tannen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    From the best selling author of You Just Don't Understand comes another groundbreaking examination of the way we communicate - in public, in the media, in politics, in our courtrooms and classrooms - letting us see in a new way forces that are powerfully shaping our lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor recording

    • By Jennifer on 02-21-06

    Regular price: $19.93

    • You Were Always Mom's Favorite

    • Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives
    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Deborah Tannen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    New York Times best-selling author Deborah Tannen is renowned for illuminating the way we communicate - and revolutionizing relationships in the process. What she did for women and men in You Just Don't Understand, and mothers and daughters in You're Wearing THAT?, she now does for sisters in a groundbreaking book that explores one of the most powerful and perplexing relationships in our lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must read/listen for anyone with a sister!

    • By Carin on 11-17-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Our Impossible Expectations of Hillary Clinton and All Women in Authority

    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Our Impossible Expectations of Hillary Clinton and All Women in Authority" is from the Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Deborah Tannen and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • I Only Say This Because I Love You

    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Deborah Tannen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Fighting with your spouse? Scolding the children? Conflicting with your siblings? Linguist Deborah Tannen explains what's actually going on in family talk, including how family conversations must balance the longing for connection with the desire for control. For more on understanding communication, we recommend Difficult Conversations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sounded like she knew my family!

    • By Lisa on 03-14-04

    Regular price: $19.93

    • You're Wearing That?

    • Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation
    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated by: Deborah Tannen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    It was Tannen who first showed us that men and women speak different languages. Mothers and daughters speak the same language, but still often misunderstand each other, as they struggle to find the right balance between closeness and independence. Both mothers and daughters want to be seen for who they are, but tend to see the other as falling short of who she should be. Each overestimates the other's power and underestimates her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "You're Wearing That?"

    • By Sandra on 03-09-09

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Deborah Tannen at the 92nd Street Y

    • By: Deborah Tannen
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Deborah Tannen, author of the best seller about women and men You Just Don't Understand, here tackles the mother-daughter relationship. She discusses ways to communicate with family members and improve your most passionate relationships. Tannen is also the author of I Only Say This Because I Love You, You're Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation, and That's Not What I Meant!. She is a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good introduction

    • By Kathryn on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $1.95