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    • The Globalization Paradox

    • Democracy and the Future of the World Economy
    • By: Dani Rodrik
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    In this eloquent challenge to the reigning wisdom on globalization, Dani Rodrik reminds us of the importance of the nation-state, arguing forcefully that when the social arrangements of democracies inevitably clash with the international demands of globalization, national priorities should take precedence. Combining history with insight, humor with good-natured critique, Rodrik’s case for a customizable globalization supported by a light frame of international rules shows the way to a balanced prosperity as we confront today’s global challenges in trade, finance, and labor markets.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A remarkable perspective

    • By Brad R Elledge on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Jimmy Stewart

    • The Truth Behind the Legend
    • By: Michael Munn
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    In this definitive biography of one of Hollywood's most beloved stars, Michael Munn reveals the truth behind the diffident, earnest and kindly persona of Jimmy Stewart. Drawn from the author's formal interviews and informal meetings with the star and his friendship with Stewart's wife, Gloria, is this portrait of a man who came from the Presbyterian traditions of Pennsylvania to become one of the silver screen's enduring legends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and very informative

    • By Harry Boyle on 09-22-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Starbound

    • By: J.L. Weil
    • Narrated by: Emily Gittelman, Mark Whitten
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
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      4 out of 5 stars 66

    Seth has always known that the sassy and spunky Katia is destined to be his - that they are starbound. While she goes through boyfriends like bubble gum, chewing them up and spitting them out, he stands in the shadows, unable to do anything about it, knowing he shouldn't care. Not a damn thing in his power can change their fates, and that... well, really blows, but it doesn't stop him from dreaming about her, craving her, loving her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, ended abruptly

    • By Sarah on 09-06-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Unrelenting Innovation

    • How to Create a Culture for Market Dominance
    • By: Gerard J. Tellis
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Gerard Tellis, a noted expert on innovation, advertising, and global markets, makes the compelling case that the culture of a firm is the crucial driver of an organization's innovativeness. In this groundbreaking book he describes the three traits and three practices necessary to create a culture of relentless innovation. Organizations must be willing to cannibalize successful products, embrace risk, and focus on the future. Organizations build these traits by providing incentives for enterprise, empowering product champions, and encouraging internal markets.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Shooting Victoria

    • Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy
    • By: Paul Thomas Murphy
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    From a hunchbacked dwarf to a paranoid poet-assassin, a history of Victorian England as seen through the numerous assassination attempts on Queen Victoria while she ruled the British empire. During Queen Victoria’s 64 years on the British throne, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life. Murphy follows each would-be assassin and the repercussions of their actions, illuminating daily life in Victorian England, the development of the monarchy under Queen Victoria, and the evolution of the attacks in light of changing social issues and technology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Assassination attemps on Queen Victoria

    • By Jean on 10-05-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Love Yourself

    • The First Step Toward Successful Relationships
    • By: Daniel Beaver
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    In a very real, direct, down-to-earth manner, Love Yourself teaches you to learn the attitudes and behaviors that make self-love a reality. Love Yourself is a guide to developing the skills necessary to increasing your ability to have a successful intimate relationship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A great book for understanding self love

    • By tim on 07-08-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • United States Congress Versus Apartheid

    • By: Abdul Karim Bangura, Robert Ansah-Birikorang
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    United States Congress Versus Apartheid examines the role of the African Affairs Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in shaping United States foreign policy towards South Africa. This subcommittee emerged as one of the major battlegrounds where United States foreign policy towards South Africa was shaped during the Reagan-Bush era, 1981-1992 (the time-frame examined). This book demonstrates that Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush were more oriented toward strategic calculations in their formulation of United States foreign policy towards the African continent.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Air

    • By: William Bryant Logan
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Air sustains the living. Every creature breathes to live, exchanging and changing the atmosphere. Water and dust spin and rise, make clouds and fall again, fertilizing the dirt. Twenty thousand fungal spores and half a million bacteria travel in a square foot of summer air. The chemical sense of aphids, the ultraviolet sight of swifts, a newborn’s awareness of its mother’s breast - all take place in the medium of air.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Thorough and varied, but hit or miss

    • By S. Yates on 08-27-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Leadership Contract

    • The Fine Print to Becoming a Great Leader
    • By: Vince Molinaro
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Recent studies show that only 7 percent of employees have trust and confidence in their senior leaders. How can we ever get our organizations to succeed if so few employees believe in their senior leaders? The Leadership Contract explains why leadership, and specifically leadership culture, is the only real differentiator between the organizations that thrive and those that fall behind. This book explains how to establish a leadership contract that is fully understood and agreed upon by business leaders to ensure the success of their companies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Arnie Wohlgemut on 05-30-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ethan Allen

    • His Life and Times
    • By: Willard Sterne Randall
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The long-awaited biography of the frontier Founding Father whose heroic actions and neglected writings inspired an entire generation, from Paine to Madison. On May 10, 1775, in the storm-tossed hours after midnight, Ethan Allen, the Revolutionary firebrand, was poised for attack. With only two boatloads of his scraggly band of Vermont volunteers having made it across the wind-whipped waters of Lake Champlain, he was waiting for the rest of his Green Mountain boys to arrive....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • There were parts that were really good.

    • By Michael on 11-11-13

    Regular price: $34.94

    • Social Machines

    • How to Develop Connected Products That Change Customers' Lives
    • By: Peter Semmelhack
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Companies like Facebook and Twitter have redefined social interaction. But what if "machines" like automobiles, bicycles, health monitors, appliances, instruments, and anything else you can connect to the Internet, could all become members of your social network, collect data you care about, and feed it back to you at just the right time? Nike+ is already doing this for your body, but every major industry, from healthcare to cars to home construction, is now building sensors and digital connectivity into their next generation of products. Companies like Ford, Pepsi, Verizon, and Procter and Gamble are also using "social machines" to reach new markets.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Power and Constraint

    • The Accountable Presidency After 9/11
    • By: Jack Goldsmith
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Conventional wisdom holds that 9/11 sounded the death knell for presidential accountability. In fact, the opposite is true. The novel powers that our post-9/11 commanders in chief assumed - endless detentions, military commissions, state secrets, broad surveillance, and more - are the culmination of a two-century expansion of presidential authority. But these new powers have been met with thousands of barely visible legal and political constraints - enforced by congressional committees, government lawyers, courts, and the media - that have transformed our unprecedentedly powerful presidency into one that is also unprecedentedly accountable.

    Regular price: $18.19

    • Flagrant Conduct

    • The Story of Lawrence v. Texas
    • By: Dale Carpenter
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    No one could have predicted that the night of September 17, 1998, would be anything but routine in Houston, Texas. Even the call to police that a black man was "going crazy with a gun" was hardly unusual in this urban setting. Nobody could have imagined that the arrest of two men for a minor criminal offense would reverberate in American constitutional law, exposing a deep malignity in our judicial system and challenging the traditional conception of what makes a family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read in light of Obergefell v Hodges

    • By Collins A. Ezeanyim on 05-06-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune

    • Serving the Emperor, 1788-1791
    • By: Christoph Wolff
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A fresh look at the life of Mozart during his imperial years by one of the world's leading Mozart scholars."I now stand at the gateway to my fortune," Mozart wrote in a letter of 1790. He had entered into the service of Emperor Joseph II of Austria two years earlier as Imperial-Royal Chamber Composer - a salaried appointment with a distinguished title and few obligations.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Sniper

    • A Novel
    • By: Nicolai Lilin
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Poised to stand among the great war novels, the harrowing chronicle of a sniper during the Chechen War.“The saboteurs? Holy Christ, what happened? What did you do to deserve that?” a fellow soldier responds when he hears that Nicolai Lilin has been assigned to an unconventional, ultra-high-risk paramilitary unit of the Russian army. Also nicknamed the “para-bats” for the black parachutes that dropped them behind enemy lines at night, Lilin and his fellow “saboteurs” soon find themselves fighting Islamic insurgents armed with American weaponry in the breakaway province of Chechnya.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Second Best

    • The Rise of the American Vice Presidency
    • By: James E. Hite
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    The vice president of the United States is perhaps the most overlooked officer of the American government. The vice presidency, however, has been on the ascent for many years and the form and function of the institution today is of considerably more significance than the office the Framers envisioned at the Federal Convention of 1787. Second Best: The Rise of the American Vice Presidency traces the historical trajectory of the vice-presidential institution, telling the story of the vice presidency, and those who have held the office.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 75 Classical Myths Condensed from Their Primary Sources

    • By: David Mulroy
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    75 Classical Myths Condensed from their Primary Sources is designed to familiarize students with these stories in the most economical and accessible way possible. This text provides condensed versions of the essential myths and legends of the Greeks and Romans, as told by their primary sources. The streamlined stories, which retain much of the drama, irony, and pathos of the originals, include Homeric epics, Greek tragedies, and more.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Myths for All Time

    • Selected Greek Stories Retold
    • By: Patrick Hunt
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Patrick Hunt's Myths for All Time presents twelve of the most timeless Greek myths retold in an affable, succinct fashion. These twelve myths, which have survived through the millennia, are made applicable today through Hunt's emphasis on the overriding message of each story. With foundations in ancient Greek scholarship, society, and philosophy, these stories have grown and taken new forms and thus remain relevant.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Manager and the Monk

    • A Discourse on Prayer, Profit, and Principles
    • By: Jochen Zeitz, Anselm Grun
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    When Jochen Zeitz and Anselm Grn first met onstage as "the manager and the monk", Zeitz was CEO and Chairman of Puma, and Father Grün was a monk serving as cellarer, the business manager of his Benedictine abbey. They came together to discuss their shared goal: what it means to lead and manage responsibly and sustainably in today's shifting world. Available for the first time in English, The Manager and the Monk features these topical essays and dialogues, drawing on sources as diverse as the Bible, contemporary religious thought, psychological theory, and the innovative "environmental profit & loss account" Zeitz developed for Puma.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to follow

    • By Craig on 01-16-14

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Stop the School Bus

    • Getting Education Reform Back on Track
    • By: Gerald N. Tirozzi
    • Narrated by: Mark Whitten
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    From one of the largest organizations of public school principals, this book exposes many misguided school-reform initiatives that are negatively impacting students and educators across the country, and recommends ways to make them more effective. Veteran educator Gerald Tirozzi addresses all the hottest school reform trends including: charter schools, teacher merit pay, Race to the Top, Common Core State Standards, and more.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too much rhetoric

    • By James Kirkland on 04-18-16

    Regular price: $19.66