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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 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    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 262 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Book of Disquiet

    • By: Fernando Pessoa
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Assembled from notes and jottings left unpublished at the time of the author’s death, The Book of Disquiet is a collection of aphoristic prose-poetry musings on dreams, solitude, time and memory.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

    • Never Cry Wolf

    • By: Farley Mowat
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    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

    • Silent Hall

    • The Godserfs, Book 1
    • By: N. S. Dolkart
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Five bedraggled refugees and a sinister wizard awaken a dragon and defy the gods. After their homeland is struck with a deadly plague, five refugees cross the continent searching for answers. Instead they find Psander, a wizard whose fortress is invisible to the gods and who is willing to sacrifice anything to keep the knowledge of the wizards safe. With Psander as their patron, the refugees cross the mountains, brave the territory of their sworn enemies, confront a hostile ocean and even traverse the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fantasy

    • By Seattle blues on 10-18-18

    Regular price: $23.75

    • United States of Japan

    • By: Peter Tieryas
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    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

    • The Tenderness of Wolves

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

    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 Defense

    • A Novel
    • By: Steve Cavanagh
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    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

    • Flowers for Algernon

    • By: Daniel Keyes
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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

    • 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 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    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

    • 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 459
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427

    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 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 212

    Haruki Murakami, the internationally best-selling author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, plunges us into an urbane Japan of jazz bars, coffee shops, Jack Kerouac, and the Beatles to tell this story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited loves.

    >A college student, identified only as "K" falls in love with his classmate, Sumire. But devotion to an untidy writerly life precludes her from any personal commitments until she meets Miu, an older and much more sophisticated businesswoman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lonely?

    • By Bulent Basaran on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Sputnik Sweetheart

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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

    • 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 1,556
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,338
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,344

    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

    • After the Quake

    • Stories
    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Teresa Gallagher, Adam Sims
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • 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 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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
    • Best courtroom thriller in years

    • By Jolene on 10-28-18

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket, Poe's only full novel, is one of his most unusual works. A riveting story, toldl in the first person, it tells of a disastrous sea voyage involving storms, mutiny, starvation, thirst - and a mysterious conclusion. Jorge Luis Borges and Baudelaire were among those who rated it highly. This recording was timed to mark the 200th anniversary of Poe's birth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to Describe...

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 11-11-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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

    • Thirteen

    • By: Steve Cavanagh
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Hollywood actor Robert Soloman stands accused of stabbing his wife and her lover, but he is pleading that he had nothing to do with it. This is the trial of the century, and the defence want Eddie Flynn on their team. The biggest case Eddie has ever tried before, he decides to take it on despite the overwhelming evidence that Robert is guilty. As the trial starts, Eddie becomes sure of Robert's innocence, but there's something else he is even more sure of - that there is something sinister going on in the jury box.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Mending_Echoes on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • A Rule Against Murder

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 4
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    It's the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake. Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Wrong Voice

    • By Lolly on 01-23-15

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Last Sacrifice

    • The Tides of War
    • By: James A. Moore
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Since time began, the Grakhul, immortal servants of the gods who choose who lives and who dies when it comes time to make sacrifices to their deities, have been seeking to keep the world in balance and the gods appeased. When they take the family of Brogan McTyre to offer as sacrifice, everything changes. Brogan heads off on a quest to save his family from the Grakhul.

    Regular price: $15.48

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