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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 145
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible Reader ruins this book

    • By Brian on 10-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rocket Man

    • Nuclear Madness and the Mind of Donald Trump
    • By: John Gartner - editor, Steven Buser - editor
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Will President Trump destroy civilization or win the Nobel Peace Prize? Humankind’s survival feels like a jump ball that could go either way. We are perched on a precipice, and the reason we are looking into an abyss of nuclear annihilation is that the American president has unencumbered, unilateral control over the nuclear codes. One thing we know for sure is that the mind of Donald Trump is currently in control of our fate. Never before have the nuclear codes been in the hands of a man who many observers view as unstable and erratic.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • scary stuff

    • By Taylor on 03-14-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Hauntings: Dispelling the Ghosts Who Run Our Lives

    • By: James Hollis
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In Hauntings, James Hollis considers how we are all governed by the presence of invisible forms - spirits, ghosts, ancestral and parental influences, inner voices, dreams, impulses, untold stories, complexes, synchronicities, and mysteries - that move through us through history. He offers a way to understand them psychologically, examining the persistence of the past in influencing our present, conscious lives and noting that engagement with mystery is what life asks of each of us. From such engagements, a deeper, more thoughtful, more considered life may come.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator diminishes appreciation of content

    • By Ricky on 12-29-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rhythm

    • How to Achieve Breakthrough Execution and Accelerate Growth
    • By: Patrick Thean
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 41 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Growing Influence

    • A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact
    • By: Ron Price, Stacy Ennis
    • Narrated by: James Conlan, Luci Christian
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Emily is a career-driven 30-something with big ambitions and a young family. She is making an impact as a leader at a tech company, but after being passed up for multiple promotions, she finds herself at a loss for how to improve. Fate answers her. A well-respected CEO before he retired, David has deep and rich leadership knowledge. Emily needs direction, and David is the perfect mentor. Growing Influence offers listeners both practical advice on how to develop leadership skills and a relatable account of one woman’s growth by applying the principles in the book.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspired & moved

    • By Kara on 09-20-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • 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 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 24

    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 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

    • 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 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4 out of 5 stars 64

    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

    • 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 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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
    • Interesting book, tricky pronunciation

    • By Enrique on 12-24-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Remaindered

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • 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
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      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

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book ever for anyone seeking recovery !

    • By Frannie Riedijk Johnson on 09-23-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: P. H. Matthews
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Linguistics falls in the gap between arts and science, on the edges of which the most fascinating discoveries and the most important problems are found. Rather than following the conventional organization of many contemporary introductions to the subject, the author of this stimulating guide begins his discussion with the oldest, 'arts' end of the subject and moves chronologically through to the newest research - the 'science' aspects.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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 173
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      4 out of 5 stars 134
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      4 out of 5 stars 131

    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

    • 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 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 41
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      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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 47 ratings

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Arena of Souls: A Brock Stone Adventure

    • Brock Stone Adventures, Book 1
    • By: David Wood
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    1931 - Brock Stone returns from places unknown to claim an inheritance and unravel a mystery his grandfather left behind. Stone and his companions set off on an action-packed adventure where enemies lurk in the shadows and the past comes to life. Mysteries, thrills, monsters, and more in David Wood's classic-style adventure, Arena of Souls. Fans of Indiana Jones and Doc Savage will love Brock Stone!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Indiana Jones meets Dirk Pitt

    • By Jan on 03-25-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Full Moon over Noah's Ark

    • An Odyssey to Mount Ararat and Beyond
    • By: Rick Antonson
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region's long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics. Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia, this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah's Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the longstanding conflict between Turkey and Armenia.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Slow moving story!

    • By don burdick on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Death's White Horses

    • Book 3 of the Jeff Trask Thriller Series
    • By: Marc Rainer
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Now federal prosecutor Jeff Trask is back on the case after a series of drug overdoses places investigators face to face with Los Zetas - the most dangerous of the Mexican drug cartels. What begins as an investigation of local heroin trafficking soon turns into something far more serious. The cartel will do anything to protect its cash flow - including a series of attacks against Trask's team that cement Los Zetas' status as one of the most ruthless criminal organizations of the century.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wasted credit

    • By Edgar on 07-12-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Fortune's Spear

    • A Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties
    • By: Martin Vander Weyer
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Gerard Lee Bevan was the black sheep of one of London's most respectable banking families. A high-living womanizer and upper-class shyster of almost pantomime proportions, he exploited a glittering range of social connections. After a long run of success in City dealings he perpetrated a massive fraud which ruined both the City Equitable Fire Insurance Company and his stockbroking firm, Ellis & Co. He fled the country and was eventually arrested, tried, and jailed.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • REALLY AWFUL

    • By The Louligan on 08-30-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Family Matters

    • A Mark Landry Novel
    • By: Randall H. Miller
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Five years ago, Mark Landry retired from an exceptional career in special operations and returned home to suburban Massachusetts with the hopes of starting a new life. He now balances his new role as husband and father with a position in the private security sector - a job that offers plenty of action and more money than he ever imagined. Life is good. That is, until a deadly encounter with mysterious Russian operators in downtown Boston sets off a chilling plot.

    Regular price: $19.95

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