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    • Managing Oneself

    • By: Peter F Drucker
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,539
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969

    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 Prince

    • By: Niccolo Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    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

    • Commercial Driver's License

    • Pass the Test & Learn More!
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • Gettysburg Address

    • By: Abraham Lincoln
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • Competitive Strategy

    • What Is Strategy
    • By: Michael Porter
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 159

    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

    • 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 302
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 264

    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

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

    • By: Professor William Strunk Jr.
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 150

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must have for writers.

    • By Anonymous User on 05-16-12

    Regular price: $2.80

    • 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 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    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

    • Walking

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    > 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

    • 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 237
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 193

    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

    • Allegory of the Cave

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    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

    • What Makes an Effective Executive

    • By: Peter F Drucker
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    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

    • Immigration Naturalization Test

    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Immigration Naturalization Test covers all the questions examiners can ask you about orally in the test. This is a multipart test that requires considerable knowledge in the various areas. This is also a perfect audiobook for civics classes in grade and high schools to prep students for what is important to know as an American citizen. Repetition is the mother of learning, so listening many times will only make you do better on your test.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great study guide

    • By Maru on 02-02-13

    Regular price: $3.49

    • God Sees the Truth, But Waits

    • A Leo Tolstoy Short Story
    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    God Sees the Truth, But Waits engages a subject that would have suited Dostoyevsky. But Dostoyevsky would have written it with a tone of fist-waving anger and frustration, while Tolstoy wrote this story with an accepting, non-violent attitude toward the grievances described. The protagonist has been wrongly accused of murder, separated from his family for 26 years, and by circumstance meets the real murderer in Siberia.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, Poor Narration

    • By Michael on 08-17-13

    Regular price: $1.39

    • An Excursion to Canada

    • By: Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    An Excursion to Canada is a remarkable work by Thoreau, very different from his other works. Here he becomes an American traveler who shows far greater respect for America than Canada, while explaining the details of the chasm between the Church (Black) and the soldiers (Red) in Quebec that Stendhal pointed out in The Red and the Black in France. Something like DeTocqueville's Democracy in America, but here Canada is the country under the microscope.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Thoreau good , Brown bad

    • By Dan on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $3.49

    • Emotional Intelligence: What Makes a Leader?

    • By: Daniel Goleman
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Goleman was the first to identify emotional intelligence as a critical factor in leadership performance and success. He wrote about this succinctly in his best selling book, Emotional Intelligence. His Harvard Business Review (HBR) article is the first identifying and analyzing specifically how emotional intelligence is a critical factor in management success and CEO performance.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not great reading

    • By Jennifer on 03-07-18

    Regular price: $3.49

    • A Place for Murder

    • By: Emma Lathen
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Wall Street banker John Thatcher is drawn into this mystery as a financial man seeking to get his president through a sticky divorce regarding his sister, with money being the motive for the murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Readaholic on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Accounting for Murder

    • By: Emma Lathen
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Wall Street banker John Thatcher is drawn into this mystery as a financial man seeking to get his bank repaid. Thatcher gets involved to try to recover a loan/debenture done by the Sloan's incompetent investment manager on the way out.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Home Office & Personal Finance

    • Manage Your Home Office to Lower Your Taxes (7 Audiobook Collection)
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The audiobooks include, Managing Your Home Office; using it on a tax advantaged basis, Lower Your Taxes for a Better Life; how to build your net worth over time, Join the Millionaire's Club: Personal Finance & Investing, Send or Don't Send: Emails & Letters and The Elements of Style. The final two are The Free Agent, No Employee World, and building products and services that are Simpler & Cheaper: From Henry Ford to Google.

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Willa Cather Short Stories

    • 9 of Her Best
    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Willa Cather was perhaps most famous for her great novels such as My Antonia and Death Comes to the Archbishop. However, her short stories were enchanting and practical, local and cosmopolitan. Of the great American writers of the early part of the twentieth century she stood alone in her vision. No American writer ever had her breadth of experience and knowledge of people and places, relating to farmers in Nebraska, to barons in New York, and artists in Paris.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book; awful narrator

    • By Exiguus on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $4.89

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