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    • Skunk Works

    • A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
    • By: Ben R. Rich, Leo Janos
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,091
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,087

    From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies. Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice work for a techie or aero interested

    • By Nar on 09-19-15

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Everything Store

    • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
    • By: Brad Stone
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,862
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,493

    Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the honesty!

    • By Paul on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Valley of Genius

    • By: Adam Fisher
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    A candid, colorful, and comprehensive oral history that reveals the secrets of Silicon Valley - from the origins of Apple and Atari to the present day clashes of Google and Facebook, and all the start-ups and disruptions that happened along the way. Drawing on over 200 in-depth interviews, Valley of Genius takes listeners from the dawn of the personal computer and the Internet, through the heyday of the web, up to the very moment when our current technological reality was invented.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying to listen to

    • By Jd on 07-21-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Quiet Leadership

    • Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work
    • By: David Rock
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 216

    Improving the performance of your employees involves one of the hardest challenges in the known universe: changing the way they think. In constant demand as a coach, speaker, and consultant to companies around the world, David Rock has proven that the secret to leading people (and living and working with them) is found in the space between their ears. "If people are being paid to think," he writes, "isn't it time the business world found out what the thing doing the work, the brain, is all about?"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read for Anyone in Leadership

    • By Felix on 12-21-12

    Regular price: $23.95

    • American Icon

    • Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company
    • By: Bryce G. Hoffman
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,498
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336

    At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dys­functional culture of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best business book I ever read

    • By Michael on 10-07-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Fleet at Flood Tide

    • America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945
    • By: James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 613

    One of America's preeminent military historians, James D. Hornfischer has written his most expansive and ambitious book to date. Drawing on new primary sources and personal accounts of Americans and Japanese alike, here is a thrilling narrative of the climactic end stage of the Pacific War, focusing on the US invasion of the Mariana Islands in June 1944 and the momentous events that it triggered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding history

    • By adam on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The Procrastination Equation

    • How to Stop Putting Things Off and Start Getting Stuff Done
    • By: Piers Steel Ph.D.
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 95

    Using a mix of psychology, science, self-help, and a decade of groundbreaking research, Dr. Piers Steel, internationally recognized as the foremost authority on procrastination, explains why procrastination is dangerously on the rise and tells us how to overcome the destructive patterns that affect our health and happiness to create more positive lives.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too abstract, not enough practical advice

    • By Mr. Anonymous on 05-25-11

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Leadership and Training for the Fight

    • A Few Thoughts on Leadership and Training from a Former Special Operations Soldier
    • By: Paul R. Howe
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Tested and effective leadership and teaching advice based on riveting combat stories from a Special Operations veteran. In Leadership and Training for the Fight, MSG Paul R. Howe, U.S. Army Retired, shares ideas on leadership that he has developed through extensive combat experience. Howe tells riveting stories of military operations and analyzes leadership concepts. He also gives advice on how to understand students and how to refine your teaching methods. Written with the unique insight of a Special Operations soldier, this book is the perfect guide for anyone interested in improving leadership skills.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tactical Training - must read

    • By Sheepdog627 on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Russian Revolution

    • A New History
    • By: Sean McMeekin
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    Historian Sean McMeekin traces the events that ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced communism to the world. Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation. Taking advantage of the collapse of the Tsarist regime in the middle of World War I, the Bolsheviks staged a hostile takeover of the Russian Imperial Army, promoting mutinies and mass desertions of men in order to fulfill Lenin's program of turning the "imperialist war" into civil war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book on the Russian Revolution

    • By IRP on 09-02-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Cyber War

    • The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It
    • By: Robert K. Knake, Richard A. Clarke
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 255

    Richard A. Clarke warned America once before about the havoc terrorism would wreak on our national security-and he was right. Now he warns us of another threat, silent but equally dangerous. Cyber War is a powerful book about technology, government, and military strategy; about criminals, spies, soldiers, and hackers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Scary

    • By Ken on 06-07-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Everything Store

    • By: Brad Stone
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To achieve that end, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • example of what business should not be....

    • By Anonymous User on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • A Triumph of Genius

    • Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War
    • By: Ronald K. Fierstein
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    This riveting biography from the American Bar Association visits the spectacular life of Edwin Land, breakthrough inventor. At the time of his death, he stood third on the list of our most prolific inventors, behind only Thomas Edison and one of Edison's colleagues. Land's most famous achievement was the creation of a revolutionary film-and-camera system that could produce a photographic print moments after the picture was taken.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating

    • By Jean on 03-27-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • JFK and the Unspeakable

    • Why He Died and Why It Matters
    • By: James W. Douglass
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    At the height of the Cold War, JFK risked committing the greatest crime in human history: starting a nuclear war. Horrified by the specter of nuclear annihilation, Kennedy gradually turned away from his long-held Cold Warrior beliefs and toward a policy of lasting peace. But to the military and intelligence agencies in the United States, who were committed to winning the Cold War at any cost, Kennedy's change of heart was a direct threat to their power and influence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-13-12

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Secrets of the Secret Service

    • The History and Uncertain Future of the U.S. Secret Service
    • By: Gary J. Byrne, Grant M. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    The American public knows the stories of Secret Service heroism, but they don't know about the hidden legacy of problems that have plagued the agency ever since its creation. Gary Byrne says that decades of catastrophic public failures, near misses, and bureaucratic and cultural rot threaten to erode this critical organization from the inside out. Today, as it works to protect President Trump, the Secret Service stands at a crossroads, and the time needed to choose the right course is running out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE ONLY TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE SECRET SERVICE

    • By Steve Horwitz on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Quarterback Whisperer

    • How to Build an Elite NFL Quarterback
    • By: Bruce Arians
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    What is an elite NFL QB, and what separates that player from the others? One answer is the coach they share. In the recent history of the biggest game on earth, one man is the common thread that connects several of the very best in the sport: Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, and the resurgent Carson Palmer. That coach is Bruce Arians.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The man paints a colorful picture.

    • By CJ N. on 07-25-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • When Buyers Say No

    • Essential Strategies for Keeping a Sale Moving Forward
    • By: Tom Hopkins, Ben Katt
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    This is a complete and practical guide which highlights the authors' new strategic approaches to selling when the buyer initially declines or is resistant on a sales opportunity. The authors introduce a novel concept called the Circle of Persuasion which offers sales reps a new approach in this potentially tricky process. Along the way, When Buyers Say No details prescriptive steps and even sample dialogues that will instruct and guide sales professionals on how to best cultivate buyer-seller relationships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An audiobook you have to listen to multiple times

    • By Jeffrey on 04-29-17

    Regular price: $26.22

    • Who's in Charge?

    • Free Will and the Science of the Brain
    • By: Michael S. Gazzaniga
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 625
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 532

    The father of cognitive neuroscience and author of Human offers a provocative argument against the common belief that our lives are wholly determined by physical processes and we are therefore not responsible for our actions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Use Your Credit On "Who's In Charge"

    • By Dan on 04-03-12

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Sua Sponte

    • The Forging of a Modern American Ranger
    • By: Dick Couch
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    The 75th Ranger Regiment is a unique and distinct culture among the American military establishment. They stand alone, even among our other Special Operations forces, as the most active brigade-sized force in the current Global War on Terrorism. Since 9/11, the Regiment has been the only continuously engaged unit in the Army, and has had 40 percent of its number deployed in harm's way for the last decade. Their mission is unique. Rangers do not patrol, they don't train allied forces, nor do they engage in routine counterinsurgency duties. They have a single-mission focus.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great in-depth history...not overly entertaining

    • By J. Pratt on 08-13-12
    • The Forging of a Modern American Ranger
    • By: Dick Couch
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 07-03-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 159 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The China Mirage

    • The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia
    • By: James Bradley
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    In each of his books, James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's engagement in Asia. Now comes his most engrossing work yet. Beginning in the 1850s, Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade. As they - good Christians all - profitably addicted millions, American missionaries arrived, promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read/hear

    • By Ben Nelson on 07-13-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Last Campaign

    • Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America
    • By: Thurston Clarke
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    With new research and previously unavailable interviews, The Last Campaign provides an intimate and absorbing historical narrative that goes right to the heart of America's deepest despairs - and most fiercely held dreams - and tells us more than we had understood before about this complicated man and the heightened dramas of his times.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very compelling and inspiring story

    • By Curtis Nelson on 09-17-09

    Regular price: $20.27

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