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    • Managing Oneself

    • By: Peter F Drucker
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,877
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,254

    Today's successful careers are not planned out in advance. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they have asked themselves the right questions and have rigorously assessed their unique characteristics. This article challenges listeners to take responsibility for managing their futures, both in and out of the office.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Paul on 05-29-08

    Regular price: $2.80

    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich

    • A Leo Tolstoy Short Story
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 366
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 322

    The brilliance of this story is in how a normal bureaucrat, a judge in this case, has a small accident that winds up gradually taking his life. As he deals with this incident, with hope at first and then despair, he comes to terms with his family, his life, and the mediocrities that we all suffer with, except for the exceptional few. This story rings a particularly poignant note for those in early middle age facing the next part of their lives. This story is considered Tolstoy's best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, Great Price, Good Narration

    • By Michael on 03-05-13

    Regular price: $3.49

    • Competitive Strategy

    • What Is Strategy
    • By: Michael Porter
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 188

    This audiobook was created based on Michael Porter's landmark book Competitive Strategy. This was Mr. Porter's synopsis of his book for the Harvard Business Review.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Tough to listen to this one

    • By Richard on 01-26-12

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Commercial Driver's License

    • Pass the Test & Learn More!
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 116

    This audiobook uses a flash card system to teach new and renewing drivers what they need to know in order to pass the CDL as well as be better drivers. Listeners can use this to study while driving or at home. The book was suggested by a long-distance driver, Nathan Huckaby, who needed an audiobook to help him refresh his memory for his latest renewal test.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • worthless in Texas

    • By Lindsay Jones on 04-06-17

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Elements of Style: 60 Minutes to Better Writing & Grammar

    • By: Professor William Strunk Jr.
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 167

    This is the original "Little Book," without add ons by later writers. This is a treasure to writers because it "omit(s)" needless words" and subject matter Professor Strunk did not believe was core to better writing. The brevity encourages relistening to deepen one's knowledge of the subject, the point made by Professor Strunk to his students: "the knowledge comes from rereading" or in our case, relistening. This unabridged version has 25 tracks: 1. Preface. 2. Introduction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, bad narration

    • By Loki Liesmith on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $2.80

    • The Innovator's Dilemma

    • Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change
    • By: Clayton Christensen
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 254
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 207

    This audiobook was created based on Clayton Christensen's landmark book The Innovator's Dilemma. This was Mr. Christensen's synopsis of his book for the Harvard Business Review. The audio tracks listed here cover the key elements of Mr. Christensen's book. This audiobook emphasizes the Idea in Brief "Does my organization have the right resources, processes, values, and team to innovate?" Then it covers the right structure for your specific type of innovation.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • poor quality summary only

    • By A. C on 11-25-12

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Christmas Collection

    • 'A Christmas Carol' Narrated by Sam Goodyear & 10 Other Christmas Short Stories
    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Sam Goodyear
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    This audiobook features the classic A Christmas Carol, narrated by actor and performer Sam Goodyear, and ten more of Dickens' most famous and best-loved Christmas stories to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth. Dickens was the man who almost literally created the spirit of Christmas as we know it today.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • UN-abridged?? Someone needs to change that.

    • By Wendi on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $9.79

    • Allegory of the Cave

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141

    Plato's Allegory of the Cave is what many believe to be the foundation of Western Philosophy. It addresses what is visible and invisible, seen and observed versus intuited and imagined, and what is public versus private and just versus unjust. It also concerns the meaning and importance of education, the state of the soul, the conflict between truth and beauty, animal urges versus higher aspirations, knowledge versus ignorance, and on and on.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed Customer

    • By JK on 01-08-09

    Regular price: $2.80

    • Walking

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    > Walking is not as well known as Thoreau's other works Walden, The Maine Woods, and Civil Disobedience. But it is a good place to start exploring his writing because it was his last book, in 1862, published by the Atlantic Monthly shortly after his death. It is less well known because it is general, as opposed to singular, in focus. It is his summing up of his thoughts on life: One should saunter through life and take notice; one need not go far.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brief transcendental ditty; amateurish narration

    • By Ryan on 12-19-12

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Strategic Thinking Trilogy

    • The Book of 5 Rings, The Art of War & The Prince
    • By: Miyamoto Musashi, Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    The Strategic Thinking Trilogy contains the best worldwide books on strategy: A Book of 5 Rings by Mushashi, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Prince by Machiavelli and an introduction/summary of On War by Von Clausevitz. A must listen for all listeners interested in history, culture, military subjects, business strategy, and strategy in general.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Made me look up Audible's refund policy

    • By James on 05-19-12

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Bill of Rights & 17 Other Amendments to the Constitution

    • By: James Madison
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In less than 60 minutes of listening to this audiobook, you will have heard the original United States Bill of Rights, the 17 other amendments to the United States Constitution, and much more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bill of Rights & Other Constitutional Amendments

    • By Clyde on 01-14-11

    Regular price: $2.80

    • What Makes an Effective Executive

    • By: Peter F Drucker
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 390
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    This concise audiobook is based on Mr. Drucker's summary of The Effective Executive done at the request of Harvard Business Review and is now one of their best selling published works. This article is a perfect way to learn about the subject broadly in a short period of time. Unlike many articles of this kind, summarizing a book's contents, this article was written and crafted by the author himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Drucker's best

    • By Ryan on 09-26-10

    Regular price: $2.80

    • Punctuation Guide

    • 60 Minutes to Better Writing
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    The author scopes out the project to assure the listener that this is not as challenging as they may fear. He states that there are only 13 punctuation marks in English, and only three are truly troublesome: the sentence bridges which include the comma, colon, and semi-colon. As the author suggests, you should focus on the tracks that really matter, the sentence bridges, and give less attention to the other 10.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Review

    • By Tim on 02-04-09

    Regular price: $2.80

    • Gettysburg Address

    • By: Abraham Lincoln
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    With this audio, you will hear the original Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln in less than 60 minutes, plus much more. To improve your understanding of the Address, we have included original readings and commentary related to its subject, such as the Emancipation Proclamation and Pericles' Funeral Oration

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Well-intentioned...

    • By Peter Q.Tomich on 09-10-07

    Regular price: $2.80

    • The Federal Rules of Evidence Simplified!

    • Perfect Study Tool for Every Law Student & Practicing Attorney
    • By: Benjamin Morton
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This audiobook will let you learn and review the core elements of federal evidence rules which apply in most states and local districts as well. Morton covers the 11 important areas: General Provisions, Judicial Notice, Presumptions, Relevancy, Privileges, Witnesses, Opinions & Expert Testimony, Hearsay, Authentication & Identification, Contents of WritingRecordingsPhotos & Miscellaneous Rules. A must listen for every law student, lawyer, and people interested in the law or involved in legal cases.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay for students

    • By PearlGirl on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $7.00

    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    The Prince is considered the all-time best book on political strategy. It has of late become a much-referred-to book for all competitive situations. Machiavelli's name is associated closely with his philosophy, as he well deserves. His other works are worth reading or hearing, as well, especially his Art of War and Belfagor: The Devil Who Took a Wife.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Historically interesting but requires Context

    • By Michael on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Christmas Tree and the Wedding

    • A Fyodor Dostoyevsky Short Story
    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" is a bittersweet story written in 1848, the year of revolutions throughout Europe. The story has an undercurrent reflecting the tumultuous changes of that year. The narrator, attending a Christmas party with the Christmas tree referenced in the title, sees the Guest of Honor take an undue interest in a young girl, the daughter of his host....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don’t buy this story!

    • By Michael on 02-09-13

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Board of Directors

    • Responsibilities, Opportunities, and 23 Questions to Ask the CEO
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    What makes for a successful board of directors, and how is it accomplished? In only 60 minutes of conversation and instruction, learn the answer to this question from the author of The Entrepreneur's Guide, who helped bring American Power Conversion public in 1988, a company that recently sold for $6.1 billion.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ssokay

    • By Mark on 11-28-09

    Regular price: $2.80

    • The Discipline of Innovation

    • By: Peter F. Drucker
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    How much of innovation is inspiration, and how much is hard work? The answer lies somewhere in the middle, says management thinker Peter Drucker. In this HBR classic from 1985, he argues that innovation is real work that can and should be managed like any other corporate function. Success is more likely to result from the systematic pursuit of opportunities than from a flash of genius. Indeed, most innovative business ideas arise through the methodical analysis of seven areas of opportunity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book - cheap excerpt

    • By Russell on 10-11-10

    Regular price: $2.80

    • Declaration of Independence

    • By: Thomas Jefferson
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    In less than 60 minutes of listening to this audiobook, you will have heard the original 1776 United States Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's account of the Declaration, and much more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very Poor Recording Quality

    • By Emily Ohern on 01-23-18

    Regular price: $2.80

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