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    • The Outsiders

    • Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
    • By: William N. Thorndike
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 997
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 986

    In The Outsiders, you'll learn the traits and methods striking for their consistency and relentless rationality that helped these unique leaders achieve such exceptional performance. Humble, unassuming, and often frugal, these "outsiders" shunned Wall Street and the press, and shied away from the hottest new management trends. Instead, they shared specific traits that put them and the companies they led on winning trajectories: a laser-sharp focus on per share value as opposed to earnings or sales growth; an exceptional talent for allocating capital and human resources; and the belief that cash flow, not reported earnings, determines a company's long-term value.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear, structured presentation. Well narrated. Worth a listen!

    • By Anurag K. on 09-01-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Five Elements of Effective Thinking

    • By: Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,499
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,106

    The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed--they just use their minds differently.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Should be Prerequisite for College!!!

    • By R. Lewis on 07-03-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Port of Shadows

    • A Novel of the Black Company
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    The soldiers of the Black Company don’t ask questions, they get paid. But being “The Lady’s favored” is attracting the wrong kind of attention and has put a target on their backs, and the Company’s historian, Croaker, has the biggest target of all. The one person who was taken into the lady’s tower and returned unchanged has earned the special interest of the court of sorcerers known as "The Ten Who Were Taken". Now, he and the company are being asked to seek the aid of their newest member, Mischievous Rain, to break a rebel army. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No disrespect but I personally prefer Marc Vietor

    • By MEDINA RAF on 09-13-18

    Regular price: $40.59

    • Apollo 8

    • The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
    • By: Jeffrey Kluger
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 938
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 883
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 882

    In August 1968 NASA made a bold decision: In just 16 weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous Book

    • By Jack Mueller on 06-24-17
    • The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
    • By: Jeffrey Kluger
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 05-16-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 938 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Crisis of Character

    • A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
    • By: Gary J. Byrne
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,395

    Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the first family in Crisis of Character, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Crisis of Character

    • By Happy on 11-03-16
    • A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate
    • By: Gary J. Byrne
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 06-28-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,664 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Bull Mountain

    • By: Brian Panowich
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,430
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,302
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,304

    Clayton Burroughs comes from a long line of outlaws. For generations the Burroughs clan has made their home on Bull Mountain in North Georgia, running shine, pot, and meth over six state lines, virtually untouched by the rule of law. To distance himself from his family's criminal empire, Clayton takes the job of sheriff in a neighboring community to keep what peace he can.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's a Good Listen

    • By L. O. Pardue on 10-13-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Quantum Labyrinth

    • How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality
    • By: Paul Halpern
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    In 1939, Richard Feynman, a brilliant graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. A lifelong friendship and enormously productive collaboration was born, despite sharp differences in personality. The soft-spoken Wheeler, though conservative in appearance, was a raging nonconformist full of wild ideas about the universe. The boisterous Feynman was a cautious physicist who believed only what could be tested. Yet they were complementary spirits.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A biography of two mad geniuses

    • By Philomath on 10-19-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Indestructible

    • One Man's Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII
    • By: John R. Bruning
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547

    December 1941: Manila is invaded, and US citizen and Philippines Airlines manager Pappy Gunn is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, leaving his family at home. So Gunn was miles away when the Japanese captured his wife and children, placing them in an internment camp where they faced disease, abuse, and starvation. Gunn spent three years trying to rescue them. His exploits became legend as he revolutionized the art of air warfare, devising his own weaponry, missions, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You will love Pappy's story

    • By A. L. DeWitt on 11-15-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • You're Not Safe

    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    The broken body hanging from a tree in Texas Hill Country...the frozen figure huddled in a meat locker...only at second glance does the truth become apparent. What seems like suicide is far more sinister, and the terror is only beginning.... One devastating moment changed Greer Templeton's life and ended two others. Now, with a body found on her property and Texas Ranger Tec Bragg on her doorstep, Greer's nightmare has returned. With each new victim, her link to Tec's case grows, and soon it will be too late to run.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Rumbera on 01-12-17

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Admirals

    • Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    • By: Walter Borneman
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 781
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 698
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 704

    Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. Navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In The Admirals, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Insight In To Another Side Of the War

    • By K. Winters on 02-25-13
    • Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    • By: Walter Borneman
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 781 ratings

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Life of Abraham Lincoln

    • By: Henry Ketcham
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    In his introduction to The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Henry Ketcham notes that there has been so much written about Lincoln that the legend has begun to obscure, if not to efface, the man. “In this biography the single purpose has been to present the living man with such distinctness of outline that the reader may have a sort of feeling of being acquainted with him.”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good overview of Lincoln's life

    • By Charly on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Unbreakable

    • A Navy SEAL's Way of Life
    • By: Thom Shea
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374

    A highly decorated Navy SEAL shares stories of his years of combat experience in Afghanistan, providing leadership insights that will shift your view of yourself and provoke life-altering change. Before leaving for combat in Afghanistan, Navy SEAL Thom Shea promised his wife that he would write to his children in case he didn't make it back. What was initially intended to be a private memoir for his family turned into a powerful set of lessons for anyone striving to perform beyond what they believe possible.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't let detractors deter you from getting it!

    • By Oliver Nielsen on 12-25-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • President Carter

    • The White House Years
    • By: Stuart E. Eizenstat, Madeleine Albright - foreword
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell, Madeleine Albright, Stuart E. Eizenstat - preface & introduction
    • Length: 37 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter’s side from his political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House, where he served as chief domestic policy adviser. He was directly involved in all domestic and economic decisions as well as in many foreign policy ones. Famous for the legal pads he took to every meeting, he draws on more than 7,500 pages of notes and 350 interviews of all the major figures of the time to write the comprehensive history of an underappreciated president - and to give an intimate view on how the presidency works.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of information

    • By Jean on 09-01-18

    Regular price: $69.99

    • The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL

    • By: Michael J. Mooney
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457

    Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals the life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, from his Texas childhood up through his death in February 2013. A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Kyle led the life of an American hero and legend. His heroism and reputation in the military service earned him the nickname "the devil" among insurgents and the nickname The Legend among his SEAL brethren, but his impact extended beyond that after he came home, through his work with fellow veterans.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Ok

    • By Rafik Farouk on 01-30-15

    Regular price: $5.68

    • Summer for the Gods

    • The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion
    • By: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Edward Larson's classic, Summer for the Gods, received the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1998 and is the single most authoritative account of a pivotal event whose combatants remain at odds in school districts and courtrooms. For this edition Larson has added a new preface that assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Mind and Cosmos

    • Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False
    • By: Thomas Nagel
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world picture, extending to biology, evolutionary theory, and cosmology. Since minds are features of biological systems that have developed through evolution, the standard materialist version of evolutionary biology is fundamentally incomplete.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intellectual honesty at its finest

    • By Alice Walker on 02-15-18
    • Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False
    • By: Thomas Nagel
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 02-04-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 161 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Mastodonia

    • By: Clifford Simak
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    In rural Wisconsin, wonder clashes dangerously with corporate greed when an alien visitor opens up a gateway through time into a breathtaking prehistoric lost world. On sabbatical from teaching at a small university, paleontologist Asa Steele is content to relax amid the pastoral splendor of his Wisconsin farm. That is until his dog starts bringing home unrecognizable artifacts and, strangest of all, fresh dinosaur bones.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Remember the Time

    • Protecting Michael Jackson in His Final Days
    • By: Bill Whitfield, Javon Beard, Tanner Colby (contributor)
    • Narrated by: Neal Ghant, Brad Raymond, Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 158

    Hounded by the tabloid media, driven from his self-made sanctuary at Neverland, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving from city to city, living with his three children in virtual seclusion - a futile attempt to escape a world that wouldn’t leave him alone. During that time, two men served as the singer’s personal security team: Bill Whitfield, a former cop and veteran of the security profession, and Javon Beard, a brash, untested rookie, both single fathers themselves. Stationed at his side nearly 24/7, their job was to see and hear everything that transpired.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Book! I didn't feel dirty listening to it

    • By MObetta on 06-11-14

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Ike's Bluff

    • President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208

    Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower came to be seen by many as a doddering lightweight. Yet behind the bland smile and apparent simplemindedness was a brilliant, intellectual tactician. As Evan Thomas reveals in his provocative examination of Ike's White House years, Eisenhower was a master of calculated duplicity. As with his bridge and poker games he was eventually forced to stop playing, Ike could be patient and ruthless in the con, and generous and expedient in his partnerships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Made Eisenhower come alive in a personal way

    • By eclectic reader on 05-15-13
    • President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World
    • By: Evan Thomas
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 09-25-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 232 ratings

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Downbelow Station

    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 254

    Pell's Station, orbiting the alien world simply called Downbelow, had always managed to remain neutral in the ever escalating conflict between The Company, whose fleets from Earth had colonized space, and its increasingly independent and rebellious colony worlds. But Pell's location - - on the outer edge of Earth's defensive perimeter - makes her the focal point in the titanic battle of colony worlds fighting for independence.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator kills that book

    • By K. Krieger on 07-11-12

    Regular price: $29.95

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