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  • Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days | Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

    Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz
    • Narrated By Dan Bittner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (666)
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    The companies that Google Ventures invest in face big questions every day: Where's the most important place to focus your effort, and how do you start? What will your ideas look like in real life? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you have the right solution to a problem? Business owners and investors want their companies and the people who lead them to be equipped to answer these questions - and quickly.

    Michael says: "Great Advice, But It's All Old News"
  • Love and War: Volume Two of the North and South Trilogy | John Jakes

    Love and War: Volume Two of the North and South Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Main and Hazard families clash on and off the Civil War’s battlefields as they grapple with the violent realities of a divided nation. America's master storyteller continues his reign with Love and War, a story steeped in passion and betrayal. With the Confederate and Union armies furiously fighting, the once-steadfast bond between the Main and Hazard families continues to be tested. From opposite sides of the conflict, they face heartache and triumph on the frontlines as they fight for the future of the nation and their loved ones.

    Erik says: "Can't believe I haven't read this before..."
  • North and South: North and South Trilogy, Book 1 | John Jakes

    North and South: North and South Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Two strangers, young men from Pennsylvania and South Carolina, meet on the way to West Point.... Thus begins this brilliant novel of antebellum America, spanning three generations and chronicling the lives and loves of two great family dynasties. The Hazards and the Mains are brought together in bonds of friendship and affection that neither jealousy nor violence can shatter - until a storm of events sunders the nation and brings the cataclysm of war!

    Parusski says: "Captivating novel of the Civil War"
  • Heaven and Hell: Volume Three of the North and South Trilogy | John Jakes

    Heaven and Hell: Volume Three of the North and South Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    From America's master storyteller and writer of historical fiction comes the dramatic conclusion to the North and South saga. The Civil War has ended, but the Hazards and Mains have yet to face their greatest struggles. Even as the embers of old hatreds continue to burn in the heart of a nation torn apart by war, a new future in the West awaits a new generation of Americans seeking a life of their own - and a place to call their own.

    Erik says: "A great ending to the series"
  • The Bastard: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 1 | John Jakes

    The Bastard: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Set against the colorful tumult of events that gave rise to our fledgling nation, this novel of romance and adventure introduces Phillipe Charboneau. The illegitimate son of an English nobleman, Phillipe flees Europe and, as Philip Kent, joins the men who set our course for freedom. The Bastard is the first volume in the Kent Family Chronicles, a series of novels that details one family's journey in the early years of the American nation.

    will says: "An Amazing Tale"
  • The Rebels: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 2 | John Jakes

    The Rebels: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    A patriot soldier in the ragtag Continental army, Philip Kent defies the rule of the British crown, fighting for the future of his adopted American homeland and the future of his wife and newborn son. And when Philip's heroism draws the attention of General George Washington, he is sent on an overwhelmingly risky mission vital to the success of the Revolution. But no sacrifice is too great for freedom . . .

    krawle says: "A little disappointing"
  • The Seekers: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 3 | John Jakes

    The Seekers: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The end of the colonies' fight for independence ushers in a fresh and even more glorious struggle to build the new nation. It is an epoch ripe with the energy of a country in its springtime. Two young heirs to a family dynasty turn their eyes west - the frontier beckons. It took a special breed to give up the comfortable life along our eastern seaboard. Who knew what lay beyond? But when Abraham Kent fell in love with his beautiful stepsister, he knew that leaving was the only course open to him.

    jannette flannery says: "Too Dark"
  • The Americans: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 8 | John Jakes

    The Americans: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The definitive volume in Jakes’s best-selling series finds the Kent family reaching to finally embrace its legacy - and its futureIn the final installment of the Kent Family Chronicles, the remaining Kents seek to fulfill Philip Kent’s original American dream. As Gideon Kent’s health deteriorates, he fears for the future of his family.

    BookReader says: "The Americans"
  • The Warriors: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 6 | John Jakes

    The Warriors: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This addictive John Jakes adventure blends the Kents’ ruthless push for an empire with murderous betrayal and the Civil War’s life-altering culmination. With the Civil War reaching its gory climax, the divided Kent family is pushed to the edge of complete destruction. With the advent of the transcontinental Union Pacific Railroad, the Kents continue to fight for their foothold among America’s wealthy founding families. While their private, insular war rages, young Jeremiah Kent is tempted by a calculating Southern belle into a trap of deceit, lust, and murder.

    Coralie Crumrine says: "Jeramiah Kent"
  • The Lawless: Kent Family Chronicles, Book 7 | John Jakes

    The Lawless: Kent Family Chronicles, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 1 min)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The penultimate volume in John Jakes’s stirring Kent Family Chronicles finds America booming in its postwar prosperity. With this newly secured peace comes an opportunity for the Kent family to reconcile and to thrive, both personally and financially. Gideon Kent takes up his father’s vow to reunite the family, but when he brings his father’s widow back into the fold, the repercussions seem insurmountable.

    Barbara says: "keep the story going. Get this one too."
  • The Titans: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 5 | John Jakes

    The Titans: The Kent Family Chronicles, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Jephtha Kent leaves his family to go north, the Kents come under the influence of Louis, the most opportunistic son. While the nation splits on secession and slavery, the Kents nearly fall to greed and self-interest. The Civil War divided families and friends and left wounds some of which are still not healed. That the Kents survived was a miracle: that they came through with vigor intact held great promise for the rich decades that lay ahead. The Titans is the fifth volume in the Kent Family Chronicles preceded by The Furies.

    BookReader says: "The Titans"
  • Charleston | John Jakes

    Charleston

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Charleston follows the lives, loves, and shifting fortunes of the Bells - saints and evil-doers mingled in one unforgettable family - from the American Revolution through the turbulent antebellum years to the Civil War and the savage defeat of the Confederacy. Delving into our country's history as only he can, Jakes paints a powerful portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously guarded their privilege and position, harboring dark family secrets that threatened to destroy them all.

    Susan says: "Book is great-person reading is all wrong"
  • Sprint: How to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days | Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

    Sprint: How to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz
    • Narrated By Dan Bittner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (30)
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    (30)

    Entrepreneurs and leaders face big questions every day. How should you be focusing your efforts? What will your idea look like in real life? How do you start? How many meetings and discussions does it take before you can be sure you've got the right solution? Now there's a surefire way to answer these important questions: the sprint.

  • The Furies: The Kent Family Chronicles, 4 | John Jakes

    The Furies: The Kent Family Chronicles, 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Kents' saga expands as its first heroine takes center stage in the relentless struggle to build the family dynasty opening twenty-two years after the events of The Seekers, John Jakes's fourth Kent Family novel spans the blood-soaked era of America's relentless expansion into the West. Amanda Kent, daughter of Gilbert Kent and Harriet Lebow, is one of the few women to escape the massacre at the Battle of the Alamo.

    tbrook says: "Good for history buffs!"
  • Gods of Newport | John Jakes

    Gods of Newport

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the late 19th century, Newport, Rhode Island, was a cauldron of money, excess, and unapologetic greed, where reputations were made and lost in a whirlwind of parties and fancied slights. But amid the glamour of yacht races, tennis matches, and costume balls raged undeclared class warfare, scandalous doings, even madness. In 1893, railroad mogul Sam Driver, one of the few surviving robber barons of the lawless years after the Civil War, knocks on the door of fabled Newport with his daughter, Jenny.

    Henry says: "Dazzling Mediocrity"
  • On Secret Service | John Jakes

    On Secret Service

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
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    On Secret Service is the story of a war within a war on various levels: the North versus the South, the Union's Pinkerton Detective Agency versus the Confederacy's agent provocateurs, and youthful idealism versus youthful lust. It chronicles the lives and times of four young Americans, from the war's early tremors in January 1861 through its bloody conclusion: Lincoln's assassination and John Wilkes Booth's murder in May 1865.

    DMHVetSurveyor says: "Great Deal!!"
  • Savannah: Or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln | John Jakes

    Savannah: Or a Gift for Mr. Lincoln

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
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    December, 1864. The 60,000 strong army of General William Tecumseh Sherman has swept it's way through the south, burning Atlanta on its march to the sea. Next in line, the city of Savannah, which Sherman intends to capture as a Christmas present for Abraham Lincoln. When old "Uncle Billy", as Sherman is affectionately called by his troops, rolls into town, he meets his match in the form of 12 year old Miss Hattie-Harriet Lester, a "damned little rebel" who tells it like she sees it.

  • The Gods of Newport: A Novel | John Jakes

    The Gods of Newport: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John Jakes
    • Narrated By Edward Herrmann
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    In the late 19th century, Newport, Rhode Island, was a cauldron of undeclared class warfare where reputations were made and lost in a whirlwind of parties and fancied slights. Sam Driver, railroad mogul and one of the few surviving robber barons of the lawless years after the Civil War, knocks on the door of fabled Newport, along with his daughter, Jenny, who is determined not to be turned away.

  • White Hats: Epic Western Tales of Legendary Heroes | Robert J. Randisi - editor,John Jakes,Richard S. Wheeler,James Reasoner,Louis L'Amour

    White Hats: Epic Western Tales of Legendary Heroes

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Robert J. Randisi - editor, John Jakes, Richard S. Wheeler, and others
    • Narrated By Rex Linn, Gabrielle de Cuir, Kathe Mazur, and others
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    Buffalo Bill Cody, Bat Masterson, and other legendary heroic figures of America's Old West get the royal treatment in White Hats, a collection of stories by esteemed Western authors. This anthology is expertly compiled by Robert J. Randisi, who has gathered extraordinary stories of those who wear the white hat from well-known authors like John Jakes, Richard S. Wheeler, James Reasoner, and others.

  • WordTheatre Presents: The Wild West | Edward Wheeler,John Jakes,Dorothy M. Johnson

    WordTheatre Presents: The Wild West

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By Edward Wheeler, John Jakes, Dorothy M. Johnson
    • Narrated By Amy Madigan, Gary Dourdan, Sheila Kelley
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    The Wild West offers an introduction to WordTheatre's comprehensive survey of the literature inspired by the West. This vital genre has, for the past 150 years, shown us who we are by reflecting the struggles of individuals facing a lawless frontier.

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