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    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 912
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      5 out of 5 stars 811
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 811

    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Zealots beware!

    • By knaan on 09-01-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,358
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,068
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,059

    Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing book

    • By Bradley Janse van Rensburg on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    • By: John Berendt
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,458
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,789
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,796

    Genteel society ladies who compare notes on their husbands' suicides. A hilariously foul-mouthed black drag queen. A voodoo priestess who works her roots in the graveyard at midnight. A prominent antiques dealer who hangs a Nazi flag from his window to disrupt the shooting of a movie. And a redneck gigolo whose conquests describe him as a "walking streak of sex".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A little slow, but entertaining

    • By Joey on 12-14-06

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Memoirs of a Geisha

    • By: Arthur Golden
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,531

    In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Linda on 02-01-03

    Regular price: $38.60

    • Atomic Habits

    • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
    • By: James Clear
    • Narrated by: James Clear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 164

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Atomic Habits by James Clear, read by the author. A revolutionary system to get 1 percent better every day. People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear, Simple and Practical

    • By Anonymous User on 02-06-19
    • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
    • By: James Clear
    • Narrated by: James Clear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 10-18-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 197 ratings

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying

    • A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever
    • By: Marie Kondo
    • Narrated by: Lucy Scott
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 391
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once - and quickly. After that for the rest of your life, you need only to choose what to keep and what to discard.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Individual, but not easy to manage

    • By Logan on 11-01-18

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Relationship Cure

    • A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
    • By: John M. Gottman Ph.D., Joan DeClaire
    • Narrated by: John M. Gottman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    A five-step guide for building better connections with family, friends, and lovers, The Relationship Cure offers a simple but profound program that will fundamentally transform the quality of all the relationships in your life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Real Answers Supported by Research

    • By Anonymous User on 02-01-05

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Star Wars: Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

    • By: James Luceno
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,671
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,076

    For the handful of scattered Jedi, survival is imperative if the light side of the Force is to be protected and the galaxy somehow, someday reclaimed. Yet more important still is the well-being of the twin infants, Leia and Luke Skywalker, the children of Anakin and his doomed bride, Padme Amidala. Separated after Padme's death, they must be made safe at all costs, lest the hope they represent for the future be turned to horror by the new Sith regime, and the unspeakable power of the dark side.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid, wish it was Unabridged though.

    • By Randall on 12-11-15

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Educated

    • By: Tara Westover
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 183

    Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating emergency supplies, hoping that when the World of Men failed, her family would continue on, unaffected. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom and no medical records because her father didn't believe in doctors or hospitals. According to the state and federal government, she didn't exist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You can’t be off the grid forever....it ain’t ‘right’!

    • By Charmaine P on 10-09-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 826
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 710
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The book is great but the narrative is incomplete

    • By Muzzaffar on 04-17-17

    Regular price: $30.69

    • Dare to Lead

    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 46

    In her number one NYT best sellers, Brené Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In the right place at the right time

    • By Coen Welsh on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Happy

    • Why More or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine
    • By: Derren Brown
    • Narrated by: Derren Brown
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Across the millennia, philosophers have thought long and hard about happiness. They have defined it in many different ways and come up with myriad strategies for living the good life. Drawing on this vast body of work, in Happy Derren Brown explores changing concepts of happiness - from the surprisingly modern wisdom of the Stoics and Epicureans in classical times right up until today, when the self-help industry has attempted to claim happiness as its own. He shows how many of self-help’s suggested routes to happiness and success - such as positive thinking, self-belief and setting goals - can be disastrous to follow and, indeed, actually cause anxiety. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I really enjoyed this.

    • By Gerald on 02-15-19
    • Why More or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine
    • By: Derren Brown
    • Narrated by: Derren Brown
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 93 ratings

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Screw It, Let's Do It

    • Lessons in Life and Business
    • By: Sir Richard Branson
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 913
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 751
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 752

    Richard Branson is an iconic businessman. In Screw It, Let’s Do It, he shares the secrets of his success and the invaluable lessons he has learned over the course of his remarkable career. As the world struggles with the twin problems of global recession and climate change, Richard explains why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in finding a more holistic and environmentally friendly approach to business.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Turns into 4 hour global warming campaign

    • By Christopher on 10-09-14

    Regular price: $21.31

    • How To Start A Business Without Any Money

    • By: Rachel Bridge
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Danile
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Do you dream of starting your own business but don’t have any money? What if you could set up a venture with nothing but a good business idea and the determination to make it work? It’s an appealing idea, particularly in the current economic climate where no one has cash to spare and austerity rules the day. In fact, studies show that more people start businesses during recessions than at any other time. The good news is that it can be done, provided you follow a few golden rules.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • preference

    • By cowbell17 on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Merrick

    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 773
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 776

    Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches' world and the vampires' world, where magical powers and otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book but....

    • By joshua on 09-11-15

    Regular price: $26.60

    • The Audiobook of the Year (2018)

    • By: No Such Thing as a Fish
    • Narrated by: Jane Hill, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 129
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      5 out of 5 stars 123
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      5 out of 5 stars 120

    Think you know what happened in 2018? Think again. Following hot on the heels of the success of The Audiobook of the Year (or, more precisely, 12 months later), The Audiobook of the Year (2018) bravely delves behind the headlines to sniff out the best and most bizarre facts of the past 12 months. Compiled and written by the creators of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing as a Fish, all of whom are researchers for QI.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • if you like the podcast, you'll love the book.

    • By Sharon on 11-11-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Essentialism

    • The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
    • By: Greg McKeown
    • Narrated by: Greg McKeown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    Have you ever found yourself struggling with information overload? Have you ever felt both overworked and underutilised? Do you ever feel busy but not productive? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is to become an essentialist. In Essentialism, Greg McKeown, CEO of a leadership and strategy agency in Silicon Valley who has run courses at Apple, Google and Facebook, shows you how to achieve what he calls the disciplined pursuit of less.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MY FAVORITE BOOK

    • By Ian C. on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Power of Habit

    • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
    • By: Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 585
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497

    In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I want more

    • By Hamada on 08-28-13

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Touching the Void

    • By: Joe Simpson
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott, Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567

    Joe Simpson, with just his partner, Simon Yates, tackled the unclimbed West Face of the remote 21,000-foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in June of 1995. But before they reached the summit, disaster struck. A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frostbitten, to tell their non-climbing companion that Joe was dead. For three days he wrestled with guilt as they prepared to return home. Then a cry in the night took them out with torches, where they found Joe, badly injured.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully told true story

    • By David Shear on 01-17-14

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Greatest Generation

    • By: Tom Brokaw
    • Narrated by: Tom Brokaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    In this superb audiobook, Tom Brokaw goes out into America to tell through the stories of individual men and women the story of a generation. America's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern America. This generation was united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values- duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibility for oneself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Yes, they were that great

    • By Elizabeth on 07-31-08

    Regular price: $19.93

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