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    • Thank You for Being Late

    • An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,295

    In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration - and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing power, climbers atop Mount Everest enjoy excellent cell phone service, and self-driving cars are taking to the roads. A parallel explosion of economic interdependency has created new riches as well as spiraling debt burdens.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It really is an optimists guide to scary stuff

    • By Adam Shields on 12-12-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The World Is Flat

    • Further Updated and Expanded
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 825
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 400

    With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worth the listen

    • By Paul W. Johnson on 01-14-08

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Sacred Pathways

    • Discover Your Soul's Path to God
    • By: Gary L. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Gary L. Thomas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    This book encourages readers to see strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies in their devotional approaches to God, and thus learn how to improve their devotional, quiet-time, and personal-worship life with God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye-opening book about spiritual formation

    • By William B Cutrer on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Sacred Parenting

    • How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls
    • By: Gary L. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Gary L. Thomas
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Explore the spiritual dynamics of parenting, and why caring for children is such an effective discipline in shaping our souls and forming the character of Christ within us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good parenting book

    • By Zhenya on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $21.67

    • From Beirut to Jerusalem

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    In From Beirut to Jerusalem, Thomas L. Friedman, a columnist for The New York Times and a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, has drawn on his decade in the Middle East to produce the most trenchant, vivid, and thought-provoking book yet on the region.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This is an abridged version

    • By Theodore on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $15.96

    • That Used to Be Us

    • How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman, Michael Mandelbaum
    • Narrated by: Jason Culp
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 566
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 466
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 458

    America has a huge problem. It faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and it is failing to meet them. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, analyze those challenges - globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption - and spell out what we need to do now to rediscover America and rise to this moment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We have met the enemy and it is us.... Pogo

    • By Soudant on 09-16-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • From the Streets to the Sheets

    • Urban Erotic Quickies
    • By: Noire (author/editor), K'wan, Joy, and others
    • Narrated by: Cary Hite, Nicole Small, Erica Love
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    In this bold collection of hard-hitting urban erotic quickies, Noire, the undisputed Queen of Urban Erotica, brings you 11 authors who explore, without apology or restraint, street sagas of sexual pleasure. Boasting an all-star lineup of some of today’s hottest authors - and sprinkled with heat from some fresh new talent, too - this collection from Noire thoroughly lives up to her credo of giving her fans just what they like: street drama with a sheet-drenching erotic twist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • is it worth it

    • By J. Forest on 02-28-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Lexus and the Olive Tree

    • Understanding Globalization
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Length: 23 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting everything we do - economically, politically, and culturally - abroad and at home. As foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman crisscrosses the globe talking with the world's economic and political leaders. Now he has used his years of experience as a reporter and columnist to produce a pithy, trenchant, riveting look at the worldwide market forces that are driving today's economies.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Out of Date

    • By Consumer on 08-14-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Great Debate: Advocates and Opponents of the American Constitution

    • By: Thomas L. Pangle, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Thomas L. Pangle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Its authority and stature are routinely invoked by voices from every point on the political spectrum, with frequent references to the Founding Fathers and their true "intent." What really was their true intent? As these 12 surprising lectures show, many of those Founding Fathers-including Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry-were highly critical of the new Constitution and staunchly opposed it when it was first put forth for ratification by the states as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A thought provoking review

    • By Glenn M on 07-05-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The World Is Flat

    • The New Material from Release 3.0
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 59

    These are the two completely new chapters from The World is Flat Release 3.0, on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world, and on the troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world in which we are all becoming publishers and public figures.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • WTF?

    • By Logan on 09-09-10

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Social Construction of Reality

    • A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge
    • By: Peter L. Berger, Thomas Luckmann
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Called the "fifth-most important sociological book of the 20th century" by the International Sociological Association, this groundbreaking study of knowledge introduces the concept of "social construction" into the social sciences for the first time. In it, Berger and Luckmann reformulate the task of the sociological subdiscipline that, since Max Scheler, has been known as the sociology of knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overwhelming the first listen

    • By Fabian on 04-24-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    • Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,087
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 341

    Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy - both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Long, Flat, and Boring

    • By Sean on 12-12-08

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Control Your Inner Trader

    • By: L. R. Thomas
    • Narrated by: Wayne Chin
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Self control is probably the most important skill you need to acquire as a trader. Unfortunately most trading psychology books can be very vague and short on specific strategies to take control of your mental state while trading. Control Your Inner Trader draws on the experience of an eight-year trading veteran who is also a qualified therapist. Behavioural and therapeutic techniques are included in the book that are easy for anyone to follow.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Waste of time

    • By Anonymous User on 09-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Thank You for Being Late

    • An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Mr Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    From the Pulitzer Prize winner and number one international best-selling author of The World Is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the 21st century. We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • extremely interesting

    • By Wayne Vercueil on 05-19-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    • Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How it Can Renew America
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy - both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overworked

    • By T. C. Pile on 11-23-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Trump Is China’s Chump

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Having just traveled to New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, China, Taiwan and now Hong Kong, I can say without an ounce of exaggeration that more than a few Asia-Pacific business and political leaders have taken President Donald Trump’s measure and concluded that — far from being a savvy negotiator — he’s a sucker who’s shrinking U.S. influence in this region and helping make China great again.

    "Trump Is China’s Chump" is from the June 27, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Trump Lies. China Thrives.

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    One of the many dangers posed to our society by having a president whoʼs a serial liar — and who doesnʼt behave like an adult, let alone a president — is that we more easily ignore him even if he happens to say something true.

    "Trump Lies. China Thrives." is from the June 06, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Give Smart

    • Philanthropy that Gets Results
    • By: Thomas J. Tierney, Joel L. Fleishman
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the first half of the 21st century, giving to family and community foundations alone will be ten times in today's dollars what it was throughout the entire 20th century. Yet despite tremendous innovation in the social sector, philanthropy's natural state is under-performance. Not since Andrew Carnegie wrote The Gospel of Wealth has a book been written that provides practical guidance for donors to get the most impact from their giving.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great content...extremely dull narration.

    • By Brunella on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Self-Driving People, Enabled by Airbnb

    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Roughly a decade ago two new “platform” companies burst out of California. The one that dominated the headlines was called Uber, which created a platform where with one touch of your phone you could summon a cab, direct the driver, pay the driver and rate the driver. It grew like a weed — as all kinds of people became taxi drivers in their spare time. But Uber made clear that its ultimate goal was self-driving cars.

    "Self-Driving People, Enabled by Airbnb" is from the July 25, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The World Is Flat

    • Further Updated and Expanded
    • By: Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 90

    With the "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Now in a third edition with a new preface, Friedman's account of the flattening of the earth is a modern classic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Goodstuff

    • By JSkiff on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $23.93

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