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    • Radical Markets

    • Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society
    • By: Eric A. Posner, E. Glen Weyl
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Many blame today's economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right? Radical Markets turns this thinking - and pretty much all conventional thinking about markets, both for and against - on its head. The book reveals bold new ways to organize markets for the good of everyone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great ideas to use markets to improve the world

    • By Ryan on 06-02-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Clayton M. Christensen Reader

    • By: Clayton M. Christensen, Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    No business can afford to ignore the theory of disruptive innovation. But the nuances of Clayton Christensen's foundational thinking on the subject are often forgotten or misinterpreted. To achieve continuing growth in your business while defending against upstarts, you need to understand clearly what disruption is and how it works and how it applies to your industry and your company.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books ever!!

    • By Manit on 07-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Customer-Funded Business

    • Start, Finance, or Grow Your Company with Your Customers' Cash
    • By: John Mullins PhD
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Who needs investors? More than two generations ago, the venture capital community - VCs, business angels, incubators and others - convinced the entrepreneurial world that writing business plans and raising venture capital constituted the twin centerpieces of entrepreneurial endeavor. They did so for good reasons: the sometimes astonishing returns they've delivered to their investors and the astonishingly large companies that their ecosystem has created.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This book wants to be good

    • By Oliver Nielsen on 02-02-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne Blue Ocean Strategy Reader

    • The Iconic Articles by the Bestselling Authors of Blue Ocean Strategy
    • By: W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The seminal book Blue Ocean Strategy has sold over 3.6 million copies globally and is in print in 44 languages. But much of W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne's work on creating new market spaces was originally published in the pages of Harvard Business Review. This book brings the best of those articles together all in one place.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Relic Tech

    • Crax War Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Terry W. Ervin II
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    The Silicate War has been over for 15 years, and the tension among the dominant galactic races is growing. Many fear that the Umblegarri, the ancient alien race that ushered humanity into the interstellar galactic community during the Silicate War, have been targeted for conquest by the Crax and their allies. It's no longer speculation. The invasion is underway and Kra finds himself strapped to a hospital bed, critically injured and surrounded by hostile corporate lawyers, high-ranking military and intelligence officials, ambitious members of the criminal justice apparatus, and an Umbelgarri diplomat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Louis L'Amore of the 23rd century

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-07-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Narco History

    • How the United States and Mexico Jointly Created the “Mexican Drug War”
    • By: Carmen Boullosa, Mike Wallace
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The term Mexican Drug War misleads. It implies that the ongoing bloodbath, which has now killed well over 100,000 people, is an internal Mexican affair. But this diverts attention from the US role in creating and sustaining the carnage. It's not just that Americans buy drugs from and sell weapons to Mexico's murderous cartels. It's that ever since the US prohibited the use and sale of drugs in the early 1900s, it has pressured Mexico into acting as its border enforcer - with increasingly deadly consequences.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive and compelling.

    • By Lisa on 07-02-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Believable Hope

    • 5 Essential Elements to Beat Any Addiction
    • By: Michael Cartwright, Ken Abraham
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Millions of people appear to be living normal lives yet they are secretly numbing their emotional pain with alcohol, drugs, food, and many other lifestyle addictions. The good news is that there is hope, and author Michael Cartwright knows this firsthand, both personally and professionally. Hooked on drugs and alcohol as a teenager, Cartwright landed in a psychiatric hospital in a catatonic state in his early 20s. Despite completing the typical recovery programs and mandatory counseling, he continued in a downward spiral until he had an epiphany that would ultimately set him free.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring

    • By Lora L. Buntin on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Capital Kill

    • Jeff Trask Thriller Series, Book 1
    • By: Marc Rainer
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    A few short blocks from the safety of the museums and monuments on the National Mall, a ruthless killer prowls the streets of Washington, D.C. Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask joins a team of FBI agents and police detectives as they try to solve the series of brutal murders. As the body count rises, the investigation leads to a chilling confrontation with the leader of an international drug smuggling ring, and no one is safe, not even the police.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Cornelia Green on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Rhythm

    • How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth
    • By: Patrick Thean
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Drawing on his experience as a successful serial entrepreneurial and speaker, author Patrick Thean demonstrates how to identify the signs of setbacks before they occur, track those signs, and make adjustments to keep your plan on track and accelerate growth. Thean introduces a simple system to empower everyone in your company to be focused, aligned, and accountable, a three-rhythm process for effective execution

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A sales pitch if I ever heard one

    • By Shawn D. Murphy on 03-20-16
    • How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth
    • By: Patrick Thean
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 09-04-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Economics Rules

    • The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science
    • By: Dani Rodrik
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik, a leading critic from within, takes a close look at economics to examine when it falls short and when it works, to give a surprisingly upbeat account of the discipline. Drawing on the history of the field and his deep experience as a practitioner, Rodrik argues that economics can be a powerful tool that improves the world - but only when economists abandon universal theories and focus on getting the context right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book read mediocrely

    • By Mr. S. D. Halliday on 01-20-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Operation Valuable Fiend

    • The CIA's First Paramilitary Strike against the Iron Curtain
    • By: Albert Lulushi
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In 1949, a newly minted branch of the CIA (the precursor of today’s National Clandestine Service), flush with money and burning with determination to roll back the Iron Curtain, embarked on the first paramilitary operation in the history of the agency. They hatched an elaborate plan, coordinated with the British Secret Intelligence Service, to foment popular rebellion and detach Albania, the weakest of the Soviet satellites in Europe, from Moscow’s orbit. The operation resulted in dismal failure and was shut down by 1954.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Terrible Victory

    • First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign, September 13–November 6, 1944
    • By: Mark Zuehlke
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    On September 4, 1944, Antwerp, Europe’s largest port, fell to the Second British Army and it seemed the war would soon be won. But Antwerp was of little value unless the West Scheldt Estuary linking it to the North Sea was also in Allied hands. In his greatest blunder of the war, Field Marshal Montgomery turned his back on the port, leaving the First Canadian Army to fight its way up the long coastal flank. By the time the Canadians and others serving with them reached the area, it had been transformed into a fortress manned by troops ordered to fight to the death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • narrator needs work

    • By brian Ferguson on 07-11-17
    • First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign, September 13–November 6, 1944
    • By: Mark Zuehlke
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 03-22-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Blood Cold

    • Fame, Sex, and Murder in Hollywood
    • By: Dennis McDougal, Mary Murphy
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Bonny Lee Bakley was shot to death in a car parked on a dark Hollywood side street. Eleven months later Robert Blake - her husband, the father of her child, and the star of the classic film In Cold Blood and the popular 1970s TV detective series Baretta - was arrested for murder, conspiracy, and solicitation. Did Blake kill his wife?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By Janet on 04-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Swiss Family Robinson

    • By: Johann David Wyss
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “the right stuff” and builds a charming colony that later, they do not want to leave. Cut off from the comforts and companionship of other humans, they use a familiarity with natural history and biology to find the resources and build the tools to construct a canoe, weave cloth, irrigate a garden, and turn an immense hollow tree into a lofty house with a spiral staircase.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This book is not unabriged!

    • By Carl on 12-17-11

    Regular price: $6.96

    • Contemporary Art

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: Julian Stallabrass
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Contemporary art has never been so popular - but what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art? What is its role today, and who is controlling its future? Julian Stallabrass takes us inside the international art world to answer these and other controversial questions, and to argue that behind contemporary art's variety and apparent unpredictability lies a grim uniformity. Its mysteries are all too easily explained, its depths much shallower than they seem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • art historical Marxist criticism

    • By Jaded Buddha on 11-12-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Moby-Dick

    • By: Herman Melville
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Herman Melville’s classic masterpiece tells the story of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby Dick, a white sperm whale of tremendous size and ferocity. In a previous encounter, the whale destroyed Ahab's boat and bit off his leg, and Ahab intends to take revenge. The first line—"Call me Ishmael"—is one of the most famous opening lines in American literature.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • An intolerable reading of a great novel.

    • By GS on 09-16-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Horns of the Devil

    • Jeff Trask Crime Drama, Book 2
    • By: Marc Rainer
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The beheaded body of an ambassador's son is dumped on the curb in front of his father's embassy just blocks from the White House. Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask and an FBI task force are called upon to solve the murder. Their search for the killers leads to the MS-13, a hyper-violent gang from El Salvador, but Trask and his team soon learn that someone else is also tracking their suspects - and with deadly efficiency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a great book.

    • By toddyw3 on 12-21-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Best of Rivals

    • Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story Behind the NFL's Greatest Quarterback Controversy
    • By: Adam Lazarus
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    In this revealing, in-depth look at the NFL's greatest quarterback controversy, Adam Lazarus takes listeners into the locker room and inside the huddle to deliver the real story behind the rivalry - when Joe Montana and Steve Young battled on and off the field and forged one of the finest football dynasties of all time. From 1987 to 1994, the two future Hall of Famers spurred each other on to remarkable heights, including three Super Bowl wins and four MVP awards, setting new standards for quarterback excellence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent backstory of Montana and Young

    • By Jason on 04-28-15
    • Joe Montana, Steve Young, and the Inside Story Behind the NFL's Greatest Quarterback Controversy
    • By: Adam Lazarus
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 12-03-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 43 ratings

    Regular price: $20.72

    • A Winter of Wolves

    • Jeff Trask, Book 4
    • By: Marc Rainer
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask is summoned to a murder scene. A Park Police officer has been brutally murdered at the Lincoln Memorial. As Trask and a team of local and federal investigators try to find the killer, more police officers are murdered. While attending the funeral for one of these victims, Trask and his team find themselves in a firefight with a cell of radical Islamic terrorists.

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Remaindered

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    It's no mystery who killed Robert Ripple, owner of Precious Finds Bookstore in Pokesville, Pennsylvania. It was Agatha Christie - or rather, a large carton of valuable Christie hardcovers that the not-so-young Ripple was attempting to lift when his heart gave out. The real question is why the so-called Friends of England, who meet regularly in the back room of Ripple's literary emporium, are so eager to keep the place open after its proprietor's death.

    Regular price: $6.95

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