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    • Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
    • By: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    Overwork is the new normal. Rest is something to do when the important things are done - but they are never done. Looking at different forms of rest, from sleep to vacation, Silicon Valley futurist and business consultant Alex Soojung-Kim Pang dispels the myth that the harder we work the better the outcome. He combines rigorous scientific research with a rich array of examples of writers, painters, and thinkers - from Darwin to Stephen King - to challenge our tendency to see work and relaxation as antithetical.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • take naps

    • By samsamcan on 01-25-18
    • Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
    • By: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 12-05-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 292 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Never Cry Wolf

    • By: Farley Mowat
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    More than half a century ago, the naturalist Farley Mowat accepted an assignment to investigate why wolves were killing Arctic caribou. Mowat’s account of the summer he lived in the frozen tundra alone – studying the wolf population and developing a deep affection for these wild creatures (who were no threat to caribou or man) – is today celebrated as a classic of nature writing, at once a tale of remarkable adventure and an indelible record of the myths and magic of wolves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful

    • By Billy on 12-19-11

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Born to Be Posthumous

    • The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
    • By: Mark Dery
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense. From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have influenced our culture in innumerable ways, from the works of Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman to Lemony Snicket. Some even call him the Grandfather of Goth. An eccentric, a gregarious recluse, an enigmatic auteur of whimsically morbid masterpieces, yes - but who was the real Edward Gorey behind the Oscar Wildean pose?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • More a disappointing editorial than a biography

    • By Tim Guy on 01-04-19
    • The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey
    • By: Mark Dery
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 11-20-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Book of Disquiet

    • By: Fernando Pessoa
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Assembled from notes and jottings left unpublished at the time of the author’s death, The Book of Disquiet is a collection of aphoristic prose-poetry musings on dreams, solitude, time and memory. Credited to Pessoa’s alter ego, Bernardo Soares, who chronicles his contemplations in this so-called "factless" autobiography, the work is a journey of one man’s soul and, by extension, of all human souls that allow their minds and hearts to roam far and free.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Give and Take

    • By: Adam Grant
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The motivations behind today's most successful leaders and entrepreneurs come to a simple yet decisive explanation: there are people who give, people who take, people who match and people who fake. Our world is filled with these givers, takers, matchers and fakers. Amazingly, those who succeed (not only personally but for their clients and companies) don't take or match. They give. (Although they're not necessarily philanthropic.)

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good read

    • By Mr on 12-28-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Flowers for Algernon

    • By: Daniel Keyes
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Charlie Gordon, a floor sweeper born with an unusually low IQ, has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that doctors hope will increase his intelligence - a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatment turns him into a genius. Then Algernon begins to fade. What will become of Charlie? Read by Adam Sims.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most dynamic character ever.

    • By Knut on 11-07-17

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims, Ian Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,574
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,360

    Information is everything in "Hard-Boiled Wonderland". A specialist encrypter is attacked by thugs with orders from an unknown source, is chased by invisible predators, and dates an insatiably hungry librarian who never puts on weight. In "The End of the World" a new arrival is learning his role as dream-reader. But there is something eerily disquieting about the changeless nature of the town and its fable-like inhabitants. Told in alternate chapters, the two stories converge and combine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Grown-up Hiyao Miyazaki

    • By Ryan on 03-07-12

    Regular price: $44.09

    • Sputnik Sweetheart

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 218

    K is madly in love with his best friend, Sumire, but her devotion to a writerly life precludes her from any personal commitments. At least, that is, until she meets an older woman to whom she finds herself irresistibly drawn. When Sumire disappears from an island off the coast of Greece, K is solicited to join the search party - and finds himself drawn back into her world and beset by ominous visions. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lonely?

    • By Bulent Basaran on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Still Life

    • Chief Inspector Gamache Book 1
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worried for nothing!

    • By bg on 03-28-16

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Brutal Telling

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 5
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    When Chief Inspector Gamache arrives in picturesque Three Pines, he steps into a village in chaos. A man has been found bludgeoned to death, and there is no sign of a weapon, a motive or even the dead man's name. As Gamache and his colleagues start to dig under the skin of this peaceful haven for clues, they uncover a trail of stolen treasure, mysterious codes and a shameful history that begins to shed light on the victim's identity - and points to a terrifying killer...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad

    • By Kathy-Jane on 01-28-17

    Regular price: $19.18

    • A Fatal Grace

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story. Voice annoying.

    • By minh on 09-03-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • United States of Japan

    • By: Peter Tieryas
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    United States of Japan is set in a gripping alternate history where the Japanese Empire rules over America with huge robots. Is resistance possible in the form of subversive video games? Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible emperor, and nobody believes that Japan's conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons, a group of rebels fighting for freedom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • FLESH PHONE

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • World War Z

    • By: Max Brooks
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 435

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A pity the unabridged version is inferior

    • By RaisinGirl on 05-20-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Sputnik Sweetheart

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Sputnik Sweetheart is his ninth novel, written in 1999, and tells the story of a young woman - Sumire, an aspiring writer - who falls in love with an older, successful businesswoman and wine expert, Miu. Their relationship is told through the eyes of Sumire's close (male) friend. It is a curious, mysterious tale, told with the compassion and quirkiness that is the hallmark of Murakami's writing. Translated from Japanese to English by Philip Gabriel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning story and narration.

    • By Raven on 08-14-17

    Regular price: $29.39

    • Washington Square

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Washington Square tells the poignant and gently comic story of Catherine Sloper, a sweet and unassuming young heiress, and her fortune-seeking suitor Morris Townsend. Set in New York City during the 1840s, the story follows Ms. Sloper's conflicts with her concerned father, who attempts to thwart Mr. Townsend, and her busybody aunt, who encourages the attachment. But amid all the duplicity and folly, Ms. Sloper slowly grows towards independence and maturity, and begins to make her own decisions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What??

    • By fabiola on 01-09-17

    Regular price: $29.39

    • The Plea

    • A Novel
    • By: Steve Cavanagh
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    When billionaire David Child is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Clara, the FBI believes they can get him to testify and take down a huge money-laundering scheme. Con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn is given the job: persuade David to plead guilty and give the agents the evidence they need. If Eddie can’t get David to take a plea bargain, the FBI has incriminating files on Eddie’s wife - and will send her to jail. But David insists that he didn’t murder anyone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the first

    • By fun game on 11-20-18

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Play On

    • How to Get Better with Age
    • By: Jeff Bercovici
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Play On by Jeff Bercovici, read by Adam Sims. Sports are about challenging our physical limits. But the greatest limit of all remains undefeated: age. We're taught to believe that ageing thwarts effort and grace, talent and grit, outstanding teamwork and individual brilliance. But a new breed of top professionals - the likes of Roger Federer, Jo Pavey and Tom Brady - are overturning long-held assumptions about the duration of primetime in a sporting career. It's not that aging causes a decline in fitness; rather, a decline in fitness causes aging.

    • How to Get Better with Age
    • By: Jeff Bercovici
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 05-03-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Tenderness of Wolves

    • By: Stef Penney
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims, Sally Armstrong
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Canada, 1867. A young murder suspect flees across the snowy wilderness. Tracking him is what passes for the law in this frontier land: trappers, sheriffs, traders and the suspect's own mother, desperate to clear his name. As the party pushes further from civilisation, hidden purposes and old obsessions are revealed. One is seeking long-lost daughters, another a fortune in stolen furs; yet another is chasing rumours of a lost Native American culture. 

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Cruellest Month

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 3
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    It's Easter, and on a glorious Spring day in peaceful Three Pines, someone waits for night to fall. They plan to raise the dead.... When Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec arrives the next morning, he faces an unusual crime scene. A séance in an old abandoned house has gone horrifically wrong and someone has been seemingly frightened to death. In indyllic Three Pines, terrible secrets lie buried, and even Gamache has something to hide. One of his own team is about to betray him. But how far will they go to ensure Gamache's downfall?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overall wonderful series but this one's too turgid

    • By Bodiccea on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Defense

    • A Novel
    • By: Steve Cavanagh
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    Former con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn gave up the law a year ago after a disastrous case, and he vowed never to step foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. The head of the Russian mob in New York City, on trial for murder, has kidnapped Eddie's 10-year-old daughter: Eddie has to take this case whether he likes it or not.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is a page turner!

    • By Karla on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $27.99

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