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    • The Outsiders

    • Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
    • By: William N. Thorndike
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    In The Outsiders, you'll learn the traits and methods striking for their consistency and relentless rationality that helped these unique leaders achieve such exceptional performance. Humble, unassuming, and often frugal, these "outsiders" shunned Wall Street and the press, and shied away from the hottest new management trends. Instead, they shared specific traits that put them and the companies they led on winning trajectories: a laser-sharp focus on per share value as opposed to earnings or sales growth; an exceptional talent for allocating capital and human resources; and the belief that cash flow, not reported earnings, determines a company's long-term value.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Phillip on 17-09-15

    Regular price: £16.89

    • The Quantum Labyrinth

    • How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler Revolutionized Time and Reality
    • By: Paul Halpern
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In 1939, Richard Feynman, a brilliant graduate of MIT, arrived in John Wheeler's Princeton office to report for duty as his teaching assistant. A lifelong friendship and enormously productive collaboration was born, despite sharp differences in personality. The soft-spoken Wheeler, though conservative in appearance, was a raging nonconformist full of wild ideas about the universe. The boisterous Feynman was a cautious physicist who believed only what could be tested. Yet they were complementary spirits.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dr SJarnjak

    • By Silvija Jarnjak on 21-01-19

    Regular price: £27.89

    • Mind and Cosmos

    • Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False
    • By: Thomas Nagel
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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    The modern materialist approach to life has conspicuously failed to explain such central mind-related features of our world as consciousness, intentionality, meaning, and value. This failure to account for something so integral to nature as mind, argues philosopher Thomas Nagel, is a major problem, threatening to unravel the entire naturalistic world picture, extending to biology, evolutionary theory, and cosmology. Since minds are features of biological systems that have developed through evolution, the standard materialist version of evolutionary biology is fundamentally incomplete.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration

    • By Michael Larkin on 26-09-16
    • Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False
    • By: Thomas Nagel
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 04-02-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: £14.09

    • Downbelow Station

    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 41
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    Pell's Station, orbiting the alien world simply called Downbelow, had always managed to remain neutral in the ever escalating conflict between The Company, whose fleets from Earth had colonized space, and its increasingly independent and rebellious colony worlds. But Pell's location - - on the outer edge of Earth's defensive perimeter - makes her the focal point in the titanic battle of colony worlds fighting for independence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth persevering with

    • By Christie on 21-09-12

    Regular price: £28.99

    • The Five Elements of Effective Thinking

    • By: Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 58

    The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking presents practical, lively, and inspiring ways for you to become more successful through better thinking. The idea is simple: You can learn how to think far better by adopting specific strategies. Brilliant people aren't a special breed--they just use their minds differently.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Droning!

    • By MarkPT on 22-01-15

    Regular price: £14.09

    • Cleopatra

    • By: Henry Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    The story is set in the Ptolemaic era of ancient Egyptian history and revolves around the survival of a dynasty bloodline protected by the priesthood of Isis. The main character, Harmachis (the living descendant of this bloodline), is charged by the priesthood with overthrowing the supposed impostor - Cleopatra - driving out the Romans, and restoring Egypt to its golden era.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • You're Not Safe

    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The broken body hanging from a tree in Texas Hill Country...the frozen figure huddled in a meat locker...only at second glance does the truth become apparent. What seems like suicide is far more sinister, and the terror is only beginning.... One devastating moment changed Greer Templeton's life and ended two others. Now, with a body found on her property and Texas Ranger Tec Bragg on her doorstep, Greer's nightmare has returned. With each new victim, her link to Tec's case grows, and soon it will be too late to run.

    Regular price: £19.49

    • Port of Shadows

    • A Novel of the Black Company
    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The soldiers of the Black Company don’t ask questions, they get paid. But being “The Lady’s favored” is attracting the wrong kind of attention and has put a target on their backs, and the Company’s historian, Croaker, has the biggest target of all. The one person who was taken into the lady’s tower and returned unchanged has earned the special interest of the court of sorcerers known as "The Ten Who Were Taken". Now, he and the company are being asked to seek the aid of their newest member, Mischievous Rain, to break a rebel army. 

    Regular price: £37.29

    • Hounded: The Lowdown on Life from Three Dachshunds

    • By: Matt Ziselman
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Living with three strong-willed, highly individual Dachshunds can be equal parts entertaining, frustrating and rewarding. Just ask Matt Ziselman. Armed with a fresh, creative voice that is unabashedly cranky one moment and profoundly poignant the next, Ziselman mixes hilarious canine stories, with heartfelt reminiscences from his own life, the results of which is a memoir of illuminating life lessons, courtesy of the three thoroughly Teutonic Dachshunds that he shares his life (and couch) with: Baxter, Maya, and Molly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read/listen!

    • By Ann D on 24-08-14

    Regular price: £16.59

    • Pricing the Future

    • Finance, Physics, and the 300-Year Journey to the Black-Scholes Equation
    • By: George Szpiro
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Financial economist George G. Szpiro here tells the fascinating stories of the pioneers of mathematical finance who conducted the search for the elusive options pricing formula. From the broker's assistant who published the first mathematical explanation of financial markets to Albert Einstein and other scientists, Pricing the Future retraces the historical and intellectual developments that ultimately led to the widespread use of mathematical models to drive investment strategies on Wall Street.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beste book I have "read" on futures & derivatives.

    • By Emilie on 29-09-13

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Soft Edge

    • Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success
    • By: Rich Karlgaard
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    High performance has always required shrewd strategy and superb execution. But Rich Karlgaard - Forbes publisher, entrepreneur, investor, and board director - takes a surprising turn and argues that there is now a third element that's required for competitive advantage - your company's values. Karlgaard examined a variety of enduring companies and found that they have one thing in common; all have leveraged their deepest values alongside strategy and execution, allowing them to fuel growth as well as weather hard times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very thought provoking.<br />

    • By Nik Nelberg on 17-04-18

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Reclaiming Parkland

    • Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and the JFK Assassination in the New Hollywood
    • By: James DiEugenio
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Reclaiming Parkland details the failed attempt of Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman - cofounder of the production company Playtone - to make Vincent Bugliosi’s mammoth book about the Kennedy assassination, Reclaiming History, into a miniseries. It exposes the questionable origins of Reclaiming History in a dubious mock trial for cable television, in which Bugliosi played the role of an attorney prosecuting Lee Harvey Oswald for murder, and how this formed the basis for the epic tome.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank goodness

    • By Bwilson on 02-02-18

    Regular price: £25.69

    • How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
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    American writer Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain has given us some literary gems with Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and his travel adventures in 19th-century Europe and to Australia and New Zealand. In How to Tell a Story and Other Essays, Twain discusses the telling of stories, rather than providing more stories.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Blending Families Successfully

    • Helping Parents and Kids Navigate the Challenges So That Everyone Ends Up Happy
    • By: George Glass
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George Glass, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist, has designed an audiobook to help parents understand the challenges of beginning new lives with blended families, and to help their children make the necessary adjustments. He explains how to approach unavoidable dilemmas when they occur and offers invaluable lessons about the link between divorce and issues of self-esteem, depression, substance abuse, and relationship failures that often result from the breakup of a family.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Passage at Arms

    • By: Glen Cook
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Passage at Arms tells the intimate, detailed and harrowing story of a climber crew and its captain during a critical juncture of the war. Cook combines speculative technology with a canny and realistic portrait of men at war and the stresses they face in combat. Passage at Arms is one of the classic novels of military science fiction.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • President Carter

    • The White House Years
    • By: Stuart E. Eizenstat, Madeleine Albright - foreword
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell, Madeleine Albright, Stuart E. Eizenstat - preface & introduction
    • Length: 37 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter’s side from his political rise in Georgia through four years in the White House, where he served as chief domestic policy adviser. He was directly involved in all domestic and economic decisions as well as in many foreign policy ones. Famous for the legal pads he took to every meeting, he draws on more than 7,500 pages of notes and 350 interviews of all the major figures of the time to write the comprehensive history of an underappreciated president - and to give an intimate view on how the presidency works.

    Regular price: £64.19

    • Navy SEAL Training Class 144

    • My BUD/S Journal
    • By: Stephen Templin
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    The United States Navy's Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training is one of the toughest military training in the world. In this behind-the-scenes account, listeners join New York Times best-selling author Stephen Templin in his journey as a trainee in Class 144.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Nativity

    • A Christmas Tale
    • By: Joseph Bottum
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Michael Stuyvesant was dying. A wealthy, courteous, and controlled man, all he wanted was to get to Denver to visit his children for one last Christmas. But sometimes even money, good manners, and a compulsive desire for order are not enough. God, the weather, a gigantic shopping-mall Santa Claus, and a pregnant girl who called herself Cheyenne - "like the city. And a river, too. And a mountain and an Indian tribe. I looked it up" - had other plans for him.

    Regular price: £2.79

    • The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL

    • By: Michael J. Mooney
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals the life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, from his Texas childhood up through his death in February 2013. A brutal warrior but a gentle father and husband, Kyle led the life of an American hero and legend. His heroism and reputation in the military service earned him the nickname "the devil" among insurgents and the nickname The Legend among his SEAL brethren, but his impact extended beyond that after he came home, through his work with fellow veterans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening

    • By nads on 03-10-18

    Regular price: £5.59

    • The Einstein Theory of Relativity

    • By: H. A. Lorentz
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    Whether it is true or not that not more than 12 persons in all the world are able to understand Einstein's Theory, it is nevertheless a fact that there is a constant demand for information about this much-debated topic of relativity. The books published on the subject are so technical that only a person trained in pure physics and higher mathematics is able to fully understand them. In order to make a popular explanation of this far-reaching theory available, the present book was written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Einstein has put an end to this isolation;

    • By Wras on 19-09-16

    Regular price: £6.79

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