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    • Creativity, Inc.

    • Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
    • By: Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,288
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,250

    Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation - into the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture - but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, "an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen... If you speed up the player

    • By andrea gini on 10-06-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Devil's Chessboard

    • Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government
    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 729
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673

    An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful - and secretive - colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times best seller Brothers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbing. Makes you question the company line.

    • By KTS on 02-06-16

    Regular price: $55.90

    • Remember Us

    • My Journey from the Shtetl Through the Holocaust
    • By: Vic Shayne, Martin Small
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Remember Us is a look back at the lost world of the shtetl: a wise Zayde offering prophetic and profound words to his grandson, the rich experience of Shabbos, and the treasure of a loving family. All this is torn apart with the arrival of the Holocaust, beginning a crucible fraught with twists and turns so unpredictable and surprising that they defy any attempt to find reason within them. Through the eyes of 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Martin Small, we learn that these priceless memories that are too painful to remember are also too painful to forget.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Tragic and Rich Life, With Lessons For All

    • By still reading on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

    • A Novel
    • By: Helen Simonson
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,531
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,161

    You are about to travel to Edgecombe St. Mary, a small village in the English countryside filled with rolling hills, thatched cottages, and a cast of characters both hilariously original and as familiar as the members of your own family. Among them is Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired), the unlikely hero of Helen Simonson's wondrous debut. Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, Major Pettigrew is one of the most indelible characters in contemporary fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming book with an excellent narrator

    • By jc on 03-05-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Titanic: Voices From the Disaster

    • By: Deborah Hopkinson
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Scheduled to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic, a topic that continues to haunt and thrill listeners to this day, this audiobook by critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of real Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster - from the stewardess Violet Jessop to Captain Arthur Rostron of the Carpatia, who came to the rescue of the sinking ship. Packed with heart-stopping action, devastating drama, and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • different... decent...

    • By john on 05-16-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Creativity Inc.

    • By: Ed Catmull
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: To make the world’s first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream first as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged an early partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later and against all odds, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books I've read!

    • By Anurag Nalawade on 07-12-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Titanic on Trial

    • The Night the Titanic Sank, Told Through the Testimonies of Her Passengers and Crew
    • By: Nic Compton
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    April 15, 2012, marked 100 years since the Titanic sank. Since that fateful night, stories about the sinking have become legendary - how the band played to the end, how lifeboats were lowered half-empty - but amongst the films, novels and academic arguments, only those who were there can separate truth from fiction. After the sinking, inquiries into the loss of 1,517 lives (out of 2,223 aboard) were held in both the UK and US. The proceedings produced 1,000 pages of transcripts.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Fearsome Journeys

    • The New Solaris Book Of Fantasy
    • By: Jonathan Strahan
    • Narrated by: Merritt Hicks, Lucien Dodge, Susan Hanfield, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    An amazing array of the most popular and exciting names in Fantasy are set to appear in the first in a brand new series of Fantasy anthologies featuring original fiction, from the master editor Jonathan Strahan. The authors appearing in the launch volume include Trudi Canavan, Elizabeth Bear, Daniel Abraham, Kate Elliott, Saladin Ahmed, Glen Cook, Scott Lynch, Ellen Klages, Ellen Kushner & Ysabeau Wilce, Jeffrey Ford, Robert Redick, and KJ Parker.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Kennedy Brothers

    • The Rise and Fall of Jack and Bobby
    • By: Richard D. Mahoney
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    Books about the Kennedys are legion. Yet missing until now has been the exploration of the bond between Jack and Bobby, and the part that it played in their rise and fall. Richard D. Mahoney gives us Jack and Bobby in all their hubris and humanity, youthfulness and fatalism. Here is American history as it unfolds. The Kennedy Brothers is a fresh and masterful account of the men whose legacy continues to hold the American imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A different view of Camelot

    • By Mike From Mesa on 04-12-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Looking for Jake

    • Stories
    • By: China Miéville
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley, Enn Reitel, Gildart Jackson, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    What William Gibson did for science fiction, China Miéville has done for fantasy, shattering old paradigms with fiercely imaginative works of startling, often shocking, intensity. Now from this brilliant writer comes a groundbreaking collection of stories, many of them previously unavailable in the United States, and including four never-before-published tales - one set in Miéville’s signature fantasy world of New Crobuzon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Graze Into It

    • By Tim on 07-06-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Defiant Courage

    • A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance
    • By: Astrid Karlson Scott, Tore Haug
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In late March of 1943, four commandos arrive in northern Norway with a mission of establishing a base for sabotage operations. Before they can unload their cutter, they are betrayed, as a German Schnell boat arrives and turns the quiet fjord into a battle zone. Only one man, Jan Baalsrud, surrvives the attack. This is the story of his perilous journey to freedom. Wounded, the dauntless soldier swims icy fjord waters, climbs snow-laden granite peaks, endures violent snowstorms and is hurled off a mountain by an avalanche.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Courage of a Community to Rescue One Man

    • By Hans Rigelman on 02-18-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Getting Religion

    • Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama
    • By: Kenneth L. Woodward
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Impeccably researched, thought challenging, and leavened by wit, Getting Religion, the highly anticipated new book from Kenneth L. Woodward, is ideal for listeners looking to understand how religion came to be a contentious element in 21st-century public life. Here the award-winning author blends memoir (especially of the postwar era) with copious reporting and shrewd historical analysis to tell the story of how American religion, culture, and politics influenced each other in the second half of the 20th century.

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government

    • By: David Talbot
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Based on explosive new evidence, best-selling author David Talbot tells America's greatest untold story: the United States' rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. The book draws on revelatory new materials - including exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles' wife and mistress, newly discovered US government documents, and US and European intelligence sources.

    Regular price: $34.84

    • The Anatomy Lesson

    • A Novel
    • By: Nina Siegal
    • Narrated by: Nina Siegal, Bruce Mann, Emma Jayne Appleyard, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Commissioned by the Amsterdam Surgeons’ Guild, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was the first major Rembrandt work to catapult the young painter to international fame. Taking this painting as its inspiration, Nina Siegal’s novel The Anatomy Lesson opens on the morning of the medical dissection and follows several characters as they prepare for the evening’s big event:

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I cringed at the narration -- intolerable

    • By mg in New Mexico on 09-21-14

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Agents of Treachery

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lee Child, James Grady, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    For the first time ever, legendary editor Otto Penzler has handpicked some of the most respected and best-selling thriller writers working today for a riveting collection of spy fiction. From first to last, this stellar collection signals mission accomplished.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as I'd hoped

    • By Terry Hensley on 06-28-11

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Peculiar

    • By: Stefan Bachmann
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged. In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings - Peculiars - and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them. One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley - Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Unexpected Adventure

    • By Shannon on 05-30-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Whatnot

    • By: Stefan Bachmann
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Pikey Thomas doesn't know how or why he can see the changeling girl. But there she is. Not in the cold, muddy London neighborhood where Pikey lives. Instead, she's walking through the trees and snow of the enchanted Old Country or, later, racing through an opulent hall. She's pale and small, and she has branches growing out of her head. Her name is Henrietta Kettle. Pikey's vision, it turns out, is worth something. Worth something to Hettie's brother - a brave adventurer named Bartholomew Kettle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Faery story that boys will love

    • By H. Walker on 10-16-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Anatomy of a Soldier

    • A Novel
    • By: Harry Parker
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler, Paul Boehmer, Jonathan Cowley, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Let's imagine a man called Captain Tom Barnes, aka BA5799, who's leading British troops in the war zone. And two boys growing up together there, sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside. And then there's the man who trains one of them to fight against the other's father and all these infidel invaders. Then imagine the family and friends who radiate out from these lives, people on all sides of this conflict where virtually everyone is caught up in the middle of something unthinkable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed this approach

    • By Kent on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Diary of a Radical Cancer Warrior

    • Fighting Cancer and Capitalism at the Cellular Level
    • By: Fred Ho
    • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When American saxophonist and social activist Fred Ho was diagnosed with stage 3b colo-rectal cancer in 2006 he underwent immediate surgery to remove the tumor and began preparing for chemotherapy. Within days his friends mobilized to arrange grocery deliveries, transport, companionship, and housekeeping duties - they called themselves “Warriors for Fred”. Fred chose to write his astonishing cancer memoir as a diary, acknowledging that all the greatest warriors wrote daily diaries.

    Regular price: $24.95