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    • Deep Work

    • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 698
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 611

    Popular blogger Cal Newport reveals the new key to achieving success and true meaning in professional life: the ability to master distraction. Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves their attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term deep work on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome and practical book

    • By rod on 01-25-17
    • Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 07-26-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 698 ratings

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Steve Jobs

    • The Exclusive Biography
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson (introduction)
    • Length: 25 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,227
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,940
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954

    In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More man, less tech, might have made a better book

    • By john on 11-24-11

    Regular price: $20.24

    • How to Build a Billion Dollar App

    • Discover the secrets of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time
    • By: George Berkowski
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    The ultimate guide to building an app-based business - now revised and updated. Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel, and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history. In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • much better than I thought it would be

    • By jeremy on 02-28-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Tipping Point

    • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
    • By: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 449

    Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a best-selling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? Why did Paul Revere succeed with his famous warning?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opener!!!

    • By jfhn on 11-25-09

    Regular price: $16.81

    • Legend

    • Drenai, Book 1
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372

    Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy, death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two Legends Come to Audible

    • By Carol on 06-26-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Leviathan Wakes

    • Book 1 of the Expanse
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 494
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 499

    Far EastHumanity has colonized the planets - interstellar travel is still beyond our reach, but the solar system has become a dense network of colonies. But there are tensions - the mineral-rich outer planets resent their dependence on Earth and Mars and the political and military clout they wield over the Belt and beyond. Now, when Captain Jim Holden's ice miner stumbles across a derelict, abandoned ship, he uncovers a secret that threatens to throw the entire system into war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First book on audible.

    • By Thomas on 02-01-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Summer Queen

    • Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 523

    Eleanor of Aquitaine's story deserves to be legendary. She is an icon who has fascinated readers for over 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive - until now. Based on the most up-to-date research, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Chadwick brings Eleanor's magnificent story to life, as never before, unveiling the real Eleanor. Young, golden-haired and blue-eyed Eleanor has everything to look forward to as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Romance Runs Strong in This One

    • By Sara on 10-04-14

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Abaddon's Gate

    • Expanse, Book 3
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 18 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 282

    For generations the solar system--Mars, the moon, the asteroid belt--was humanity's great frontier. Until now. The alien artefact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has emerged to build a massive structure outside the orbit of Uranus: a gate that leads into a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artefact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • really good

    • By Joel Bradley on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Blink

    • By: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    Intuition is not some magical property that arises unbidden from the depths of our mind. It is a product of long hours and intelligent design, of meaningful work environments, and particular rules and principles. This audiobook shows us how we can hone our instinctive ability to know in an instant, helping us to bring out the best in our thinking and become better decision-makers in our homes, offices, and in everyday life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but flawed

    • By Mark on 02-14-13

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Caliban's War

    • Book 2 of the Expanse
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    For someone who didn't intend to wreck the solar system's fragile balance of power, Jim Holden did a pretty good job of it.While Earth and Mars have stopped shooting each other, the core alliance is shattered. The outer planets and the Belt are uncertain in their new - possibly temporary - autonomy. Then, on one of Jupiter's moons, a single super-soldier attacks, slaughtering soldiers of Earth and Mars indiscriminately and reigniting the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sci-fi done right

    • By Alex Schlager on 01-24-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Consider Phlebas

    • Culture Series, Book 1
    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 310
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 273

    The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction - cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Peter Kenny makes the book worthwhile

    • By Jacobus on 12-24-10

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The King Beyond the Gate

    • Drenai, Book 2
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    A century has passed since the heroic defence of Dros Delnoch. But the people of the Drenai face a new terror: a mad emperor kept in power by two forces of unsurpassed evil. The Joinings are werebeasts of awesome power. The Dark Templars are warrior-priests whose fighting skills are without equal. Against them the Drenai face certain defeat. One man, an outsider hated by the Drenai for his Nadir blood and despised by the Nadir for his Drenai ancestry, sets out to bring down the emperor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • this is a must read for anyone who loves fantasy!

    • By Kimber on 10-09-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Outlaw

    • By: Angus Donald
    • Narrated by: Graham Padden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    When he's caught stealing, young Alan Dale is forced to leave his family and go to live with a notorious band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest. Their leader is the infamous Robin Hood. A tough, bloodthirsty warrior, Robin is more feared than any man in the county. And he becomes a mentor for Alan; with his fellow outlaws, Robin teaches Alan how to fight - and how to win.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As Fine a "Fictional Saga" as Lonesome Dove!

    • By Mel on 01-13-18

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Babylon's Ashes

    • Book Six of the Expanse
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 19 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
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      5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276

    A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will end in blood. The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the 1,000 new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching

    • By Siert on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Hounded

    • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Start of a fantastic journey

    • By Line on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Autumn Throne

    • Eleanor of Aquitaine, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    England, 1176. Imprisoned by her husband, King Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England, refuses to let her powerful husband bully her into submission, even as he forces her away from her children and her birthright. Freed only by Henry's death, Eleanor becomes dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry stirred up among his sons has intensified to a dangerous rivalry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story in the vein of Braveheart

    • By Reademandweep on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • A Man Lay Dead

    • By: Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
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      4 out of 5 stars 193

    Wealthy Sir Hubert Handesley's original and lively weekend house parties are deservedly famous. To amuse his guests, he has devised a new form of the fashionable Murder Game, in which a guest is secretly selected to commit a 'murder' in the dark, and everyone assembles to solve the crime. But when the lights go up this time, there is a real corpse....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Upper Crust Mystery

    • By Laurence G. Byrne on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Excession

    • Culture Series, Book 5
    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Two and a half millennia ago, the artifact appeared in a remote corner of space, beside a trillion-year-old dying sun from a different universe. It was a perfect black-body sphere, and it did nothing. Then it disappeared.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect team(?) at the top of their game

    • By Peter on 12-01-13

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 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 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • The Player of Games

    • Culture Series, Book 2
    • By: Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh: Jernau Morat Gurgeh, The Player of Games, master of every board, computer, and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game... a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Worthwhile listen

    • By Jacobus on 01-03-11

    Regular price: $21.31

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