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    • 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 152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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
    • Good

    • By Noah on 04-14-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 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

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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 197
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    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

    • 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 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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 10 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • 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 65
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 55

    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).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Narration won't let me appreciate content.

    • By Hector on 07-21-15
    • 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 65 ratings

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Citizen Clem

    • A Biography of Attlee
    • By: John Bew
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 26 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Clement Attlee was the Labour prime minister who presided over Britain's radical postwar government, delivering the end of the empire in India, the foundation of the NHS and Britain's place in NATO. Called 'a sheep in sheep's clothing', his reputation has long been that of an unassuming character in the shadow of Churchill. But as John Bew's revelatory biography shows, Attlee was not only a hero of his age but an emblem of it, and his life tells the story of how Britain changed over the 20th century.

    Regular price: $30.98

    • 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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      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • The Lightning Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the English Electric Lightning

    • By: Richard Pike
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    According to a recent international study, the Lightning is the fifth most popular military aircraft of all time. It has many thousands of devotees who are a ready market for this timely and entertaining book which, with over 20 individual stories from former Lightning pilots, relates the highs and lows, and the dramas and the demands of those who operated this iconic aircraft from the sharp end.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic portrayal of life in the cockpit

    • By Josh Boyle on 09-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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

    When it comes to chemistry, Tim James knows his stuff. In Elemental he tells the story of the periodic table from its ancient Greek roots, when you could count the number of elements humans were aware of on one hand, to the modern alchemists of the 20th and 21st centuries, who have used nuclear chemistry and physics to generate new elements and complete the periodic table.  

    • 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 7 ratings

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Open Cockpit

    • By: Arthur Gould Lee
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Author of three books, this is by far his best. Lee puts you in the cockpit in a riveting account of life as a fighter pilot at the front. At times humorous and dramatic, this thoughtful, enlightening, true account is a classic to be ranked with Winged Victory by W. V. Yeates, also published by Grub Street.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really great insights into WW1 air combat!

    • By B Taub on 12-21-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Anxiety Epidemic

    • The Causes of our Modern Day Anxieties
    • By: Graham Davey
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • 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

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • Hunter Boys: True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter

    • The Jet Age Series
    • By: Richard Pike
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the highly successful author of Lightning Boys and Lightning Boys 2, Richard Pike, comes a welcome addition to the Boys series, Hunter Boys. A fascinating insight into the experiences and affections of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter. Fifteen aircrew relate their individual recollections of the highs and lows, the dramas and demands of this incredible aircraft, which came into service in July 1951 and changed the future of fighter development.  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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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 Britain 1066-1485

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Nicholas Vincent
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 45

    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: $33.97

    • Mismatch

    • How Our Stone Age Brain Deceives Us Every Day (and What We Can Do About It)
    • By: Ronald Giphart, Mark van Vugt
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Our brains evolved to solve the survival problems of our Stone Age ancestors, so when faced with modern-day situations that are less extreme, they often encounter a mismatch. Our primitive brains put us on the wrong foot by responding to stimuli that - in prehistoric times - would have prompted behaviour that was beneficial. If you've ever felt an anxious fight-or-flight response to a presenting at a board meeting, equivalent to facing imminent death by sabre-toothed tiger, then you have experienced a mismatch.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Lady of Sherwood

    • Robin Hood & Marian, Book 2
    • By: Jennifer Roberson
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Robert of Locksley, the handsome son of a respected earl, has long battled the tyranny of Prince John - a man as weak as he is cruel. Now that power has shifted even more firmly into John's hands, and Robert has no choice but to fight as an outlaw - as Robin Hood. Lady Marian of Ravenskeep has fled into the depths of Sherwood Forest. There, amid wild woods, she will be transformed from lady to warrior - as Robin Hood's partner in stealing John's gold.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved loved loved this book.

    • By Stephanie S Briggs on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Birdwatcher

    • By: William Shaw
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Police Sergeant William South has a good reason to shy away from murder investigations: He is a murderer himself. A methodical, diligent, and exceptionally bright detective, South is an avid birdwatcher and trusted figure in his small town on the rugged Kentish coast. He also lives with the deeply buried secret that, as a child in Northern Ireland, he may have killed a man. When a fellow birdwatcher is found murdered in his remote home, South's world flips.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb thriller!

    • By Laura G. Williams on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $29.65

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