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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 1,037
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 901
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 893

    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 1,037 ratings

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Steve Jobs

    • The Exclusive Biography
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson (introduction)
    • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,495
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,188

    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 173
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    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
    • Understanding the App Business

    • By Edward K. on 04-21-18

    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 779
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 571

    In this brilliant and original audiobook, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the 'tipping point', that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An eyeopener

    • By Sarp on 02-12-16

    Regular price: $16.81

    • Leviathan Wakes

    • Book 1 of the Expanse
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 796
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 730

    Humanity 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 Fifth Season

    • The Broken Earth, Book 1
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 272

    This is the way the world ends...for the last time. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breaks every mold I can think of

    • By Jón Gísli Björgvinsson on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 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 550
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 522

    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

    • Cibola Burn

    • Book 4 of the Expanse
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417

    The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire. Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • written for TV but good

    • By Dr Roger Smith on 02-26-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Summer Queen

    • Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 588
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590

    Eleanor of Aquitaine's story is 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, best-selling novelist Elizabeth Chadwick brings Eleanor's magnificent story to life, as never before. Young, vibrant, privileged, Eleanor's future is golden as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine. But when her beloved father dies suddenly in the summer of 1137, her childhood ends abruptly. 

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

    • By Sara on 10-04-14

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Caliban's War

    • The Expanse, Book 2
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472

    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
    • Great sci-fi at its best

    • By Johan Karlsteen on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • 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 257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 233

    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

    • The Obelisk Gate

    • The Broken Earth, Book 2
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    Winner of the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Sequel to the multi-award nominated The Fifth Season. The season of endings grows darker, as civilisation fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter. Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant. The Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slow but hard-hitting

    • By Nora on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Silkworm

    • Cormoran Strike, Book 2
    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 622
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573

    When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, she just thinks he has gone off by himself for a few days - as he has done before - and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realises. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were published it would ruin lives - so there are a lot of people who might want to silence him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as good the second time

    • By De Plume on 11-05-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • So Good They Can't Ignore You

    • By: Cal Newport
    • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Cal Newport's clearly written manifesto flies in the face of conventional wisdom by suggesting that it should be a person's talent and skill - and not necessarily their passion - that determines their career path. Newport, who graduated from Dartmouth College (Phi Beta Kappa) and earned a PhD from MIT, contends that trying to find what drives us, instead of focusing on areas in which we naturally excel, is ultimately harmful and frustrating to job seekers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Introduction to the career capital concept

    • By Vintila Bogdan on 06-14-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Cuckoo's Calling

    • Cormoran Strike, Book 1
    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 603

    When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hopefully this is the first of a series

    • By Jane on 07-29-13

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Outlaw

    • By: Angus Donald
    • Narrated by: Graham Padden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 395

    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

    • The Goldfinch

    • By: Donna Tartt
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 32 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 417

    Aged 13, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Goldfinch

    • By Sharron on 01-04-14

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Career of Evil

    • Cormoran Strike, Book 3
    • By: Robert Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg. Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past whom he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but far from the 2 first boks.

    • By Glenn on 10-30-15

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Nemesis Games

    • Book 5 of the Expanse
    • By: James S. A. Corey
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362

    A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle. Ships are disappearing without a trace. Private armies are being secretly formed. The sole remaining protomolecule sample is stolen. Terrorist attacks previously considered impossible bring the inner planets to their knees. The sins of the past are returning to exact a terrible price.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable SciFi, recommendable, with faults

    • By Raphael Huber on 08-06-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • 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 442
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This time around the story just stalls

    • By Bert Heymans on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $21.31

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