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    • A People’s Tragedy

    • By: Orlando Figes
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 47 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Opening with a panorama of Russian society, from the cloistered world of the Tsar to the brutal life of the peasants, A People’s Tragedy follows workers, soldiers, intellectuals and villagers as their world is consumed by revolution and then degenerates into violence and dictatorship. Drawing on vast original research, Figes conveys above all the shocking experience of the revolution for those who lived it, while providing the clearest and most cogent account of how and why it unfolded.  

    Regular price: $32.71

    • The Anxiety Epidemic

    • The Causes of our Modern Day Anxieties
    • By: Graham Davey
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Are we living in an age of unprecedented anxiety, or has this always been a problem throughout history? We only need look around us to see anxieties: in the family home, the workplace, on social media, and especially in the news. It's true that everyone feels anxious at some time in their lives, but we're told we're all feeling more anxious than we've ever been before - and for longer than we've ever done before. It's even reported that anxiety is a modern epidemic significant enough to challenge the dominance of depression as the most common mental health problem. 

    Regular price: $21.81

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    • How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You
    • By: Daniel Priestley
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis, Daniel Priestley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
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    Don't fight for customers; let them fight over you! Have you ever queued for a restaurant? Preordered something months in advance? Fought for tickets that sell out in a day? Had a hairdresser with a six-month waiting list? There are people who don't chase clients; clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? Why do people queue up? Why do they pay more? Why will they book months in advance? Why are these people and products in such high demand?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is full of insights, strategies and substance!

    • By Sally on 07-13-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far-reaching consequences for all of us. From the plough to artificial intelligence, from Gillette's disposable razor to IKEA's Billy bookcase, best-selling author and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford recounts each invention's own curious, surprising, and memorable story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Book

    • By Jesse Murray on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Simplify

    • How the Best Businesses in the World Succeed
    • By: Richard Koch, Greg Lockwood
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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    For the past 40 years, Richard Koch has wanted to uncover the simple, elemental, elegant and parsimonious principles that are needed to create great new businesses. To qualify, a principle must be so overwhelmingly powerful that anyone can reliably use it towards extraordinary results. Is there any principle that can tell you how to do that consistently and with a high chance of success?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Simply insightful

    • By Victor on 10-07-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • China's Great Wall of Debt

    • Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans and the End of the Chinese Miracle
    • By: Dinny McMahon
    • Narrated by: Dinny McMahon, Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    China's Great Wall of Debt is a penetrating examination of the country's opaque financial system and the complex factors - demographic shifts, urbanisation, industrialisation, a pervasive over-reliance on debt-fuelled investments - that have brought the country to the brink of crisis. Anchored by stories of China's cities and its people, from factory workers and displaced farmers to government officials and entrepreneurs, the narrative will take readers inside the country's ghost cities, zombie companies, start-ups, and regulatory institutions as McMahon explains how things got so bad, why fixing the problems is so hard, and what the economic outlook means for China and for the rest of us. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great facts, lacking the story

    • By William.Egan on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    The world economy defies comprehension. A continuously changing system of immense complexity, it offers over 10 billion distinct products and services, doubles in size every 15 years, and links almost every one of the planet's seven billion people. How can we make sense of this bewildering system on which our lives depend? From the tally stick to Bitcoin, the canal lock to the jumbo jet, each invention in Tim Harford's fascinating new book has its own curious, surprising and memorable story, a vignette against a grand backdrop.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 50 Episodes of "Planet Money"

    • By Amazon Kunde on 08-24-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Elemental

    • How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything
    • By: Tim James
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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    Passionate science educator Tim James provides an informative, and entertaining guide to the table that shows clearly how this abstract and seemingly jumbled graphic is relevant to our day-to-day lives. As he puts it, elements are 'the building blocks nature uses for cosmic cookery; the purest substances making up everything from beetroot to bicycles.' In June 2016, with the addition of four final elements - nihonium, moscovium, tennessine and oganesson - the table was finally completed, enabling Elemental to examine the table in its final form.

    • How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything
    • By: Tim James
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 07-05-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Lady of the Forest

    • Robin Hood & Marian, Book 1
    • By: Jennifer Roberson
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 30 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    As the gates of Ravenskeep swing open and a young woman flees into the primeval depths of Sherwood Forest and into the arms of the man she loves, a saga of exceptional power and remarkable passion begins... He is Sir Robery Locksley - the heroic nobleman who has turned his back on all he knows to embark on a dangerous quest for justice in an England torn apart by treachery, betrayal, and war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Robin Hood Story, but so much more

    • By Joan on 01-04-15

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Game Changer

    • How to Use the Science of Motivation with the Power of Game Design to Shift Behaviour, Shape Culture, and Make Clever Happen
    • By: Dr Jason Fox
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
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    Use the science of motivation with the power of game design to unlock motivation and drive progress in your organisation. There are two conventional ways to approach motivation: set goals and try to change attitudes and beliefs (which takes a lot of personalised effort); or develop incentives and rewards to inspire effort (which takes a lot of money).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the absolute best books I have read on motivation psychology, period.

    • By Christopher Vasques on 10-11-18
    • How to Use the Science of Motivation with the Power of Game Design to Shift Behaviour, Shape Culture, and Make Clever Happen
    • By: Dr Jason Fox
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 10-21-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 67 ratings

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Sugar

    • The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity
    • By: James Walvin
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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    How did a simple commodity, once the prized monopoly of kings and princes, become an essential ingredient in the lives of millions, before mutating yet again into the cause of a global health epidemic? Prior to 1600, sugar was a costly luxury, the domain of the rich. But with the rise of the sugar colonies in the New World over the following century, sugar became cheap, ubiquitous, and an everyday necessity. Less than 50 years ago, few people suggested that sugar posed a global health problem.

    • The World Corrupted: From Slavery to Obesity
    • By: James Walvin
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 04-03-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The 80/20 Manager

    • The Secret to Working Less and Achieving More
    • By: Richard Koch
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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    Best-selling author Richard Koch shows managers how to apply the 80/20 Principle to achieve exceptional results at work - without stress or long hours. In his best-selling audiobook The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch showed listeners how to put the 80/20 Principle - the idea that 80 percent of results come from just 20 percent of effort - into practice in their personal lives. Now in The 80/20 Manager, he demonstrates how to apply the principle to management.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great strategies for managers

    • By Justenb on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Vulcan Boys

    • From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognizable, as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for takeoff. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely firsthand by the operators themselves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a compelling work but slow to start

    • By Josh Boyle on 08-06-16
    • From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber
    • By: Tony Blackman
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 10-29-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Brief History of Italy

    • By: Jeremy Black
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Despite the Roman Empire's famous 500-year reign over Europe, parts of Africa and the Middle East, Italy does not have the same long national history as states such as France or England. Divided for much of its history, Italy's regions have been, at various times, parts of bigger, often antagonistic empires, notably those of Spain and Austria. In addition, its challenging and varied terrain made consolidation of political control all the more difficult.  

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Chief Financial Officer

    • The Economist
    • By: Jason Karaian
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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    From back-office accountant to front-line executive, the rapid rise of the chief financial officer is unrivalled by any other corporate role. With access to every facet of the business, CFOs now wield a level of influence matched only by chief executives. This book explains how CFOs earned their privileged position, and what the future may hold for them. It describes their ever-expanding role, and how they are transforming their departments to help them deal with it.

    Regular price: $11.35

    • A Brief Guide to Islam

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Paul Grieve
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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    Exploring the beliefs, history and politics of the ordinary people of Muslim countries, Grieve cuts through the complexities as he examines all aspects of Islam. He also addresses the big issues: Can Islam support true democracy? Is true democracy what the West really wants for Muslim countries or are we merely seeking a cover of legitimacy for a policy of 'might is right'? Paul Grieve is an unbeliever - he is not a born-again Muslim, a proselytizer or a frustrated desert romantic. His aim is to inform.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fair and square

    • By Michael on 10-05-14

    Regular price: $23.75

    • A Brief History of Britain 1066-1485

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Nicholas Vincent
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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    From the Norman Conquest to the Battle of Bosworth Field - how Britain was invaded and became a nation. The first volume in the stunning four-volume Brief History of Britain series. From the Battle of Hastings to the Battle of Bosworth Field, Nicholas Vincent tells the story of how Britain was born. When William, Duke of Normandy, killed King Harold and seized the throne of England, England’s language, culture, politics, and law were transformed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Skating over an interesting period of history

    • By Neil Chisholm on 07-23-13

    Regular price: $35.88

    • Pastoral

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    During the Second World War, Peter Marshall's crew is one of the most successful bombing teams at their Oxfordshire airbase. However, when Peter falls in love with a young WAAF officer, his concentration begins to suffer and it looks as though his perfect run of missions - and his life - may be threatened. Nevil Shute Norway (17 January 1899 - 12 January 1960) was a popular British-Australian novelist and a successful aeronautical engineer. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford, and published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Younger for Longer

    • How You Can Slow the Ageing Process and Stay Healthy for Life
    • By: Dr Duncan Carmichael
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    The goal of this book is to show listeners how to live a healthy life free from the debilitations of ageing, helping them to stay mentally alert and physically active, and making sure they get the most out of all of their years. That means aiming for optimal health. However, focusing on one factor alone will not get them there. Our sleep, our mood, what we eat, our detoxification system and our hormones are just some of the factors that interact in amazing ways to make us who we are; they are also at the very heart of the aging process.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Indian Empire At War

    • From Jihad to Victory, the Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War
    • By: George Morton-Jack
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A brilliantly original history of the First World War, retracing the footsteps of the Indian army's 1.5 million men who, in 1914-18, served about the globe from Europe to Africa, Asia and the Indian Ocean. After years of neglect, The Indian Empire at War raises the curtain on the Indian soldiers' personal experiences fighting for the Allies against the Central Powers and returning home to play their part in the Indian Independence movement.

    Regular price: $21.81

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