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    • The Everything Store

    • By: Brad Stone
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 999
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 996

    Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To achieve that end, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Force for good or for evil?

    • By iLard on 16-06-14

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Secrets of the Secret Service

    • The History and Uncertain Future of the U.S. Secret Service
    • By: Gary J. Byrne, Grant M. Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The American public knows the stories of Secret Service heroism, but they don't know about the hidden legacy of problems that have plagued the agency ever since its creation. Gary Byrne says that decades of catastrophic public failures, near misses, and bureaucratic and cultural rot threaten to erode this critical organization from the inside out. Today, as it works to protect President Trump, the Secret Service stands at a crossroads, and the time needed to choose the right course is running out.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A manifesto for reform

    • By Mr. Peter Barber on 14-11-18

    Regular price: £27.89

    • Valley of Genius

    • By: Adam Fisher
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A candid, colorful, and comprehensive oral history that reveals the secrets of Silicon Valley - from the origins of Apple and Atari to the present day clashes of Google and Facebook, and all the start-ups and disruptions that happened along the way. Drawing on over 200 in-depth interviews, Valley of Genius takes listeners from the dawn of the personal computer and the Internet, through the heyday of the web, up to the very moment when our current technological reality was invented.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unusual format but works well

    • By Rob Sedgwick on 03-11-18

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Distress Investing

    • Principles and Technique
    • By: Martin J. Whitman, Fernando Diz
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Financial innovation, new laws and regulations, and the financial meltdown of 2007-2008 are just a few of the forces that have shaped, and continue to shape, today's distress investment environment. Combine this with the fact that the discipline of distress investing doesn't always follow what conventional wisdom says, and you can see why it is one of the most challenging areas in finance. Nobody understands this better than Martin Whitman and Dr. Fernando Diz.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The China Mirage

    • The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia
    • By: James Bradley
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In each of his books, James Bradley has exposed the hidden truths behind America's engagement in Asia. Now comes his most engrossing work yet. Beginning in the 1850s, Bradley introduces us to the prominent Americans who made their fortunes in the China opium trade. As they - good Christians all - profitably addicted millions, American missionaries arrived, promising salvation for those who adopted Western ways.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • See You in the Cosmos

    • By: Jack Cheng
    • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Graham Halstead, Jason Culp, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    All 11-year old Alex wants is to launch his iPod into space. With a series of audio recordings, he will show other lifeforms out in the cosmos what life on Earth, his Earth, is really like. But for a boy with a long-dead dad, a troubled mum, and a mostly-not-around brother, Alex struggles with the big questions. Where do I come from? Who's out there? And, above all, how can I be brave?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • See You in the Cosmos

    • By Ms. C. S. Henderson on 15-05-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Quiet Leadership

    • Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work
    • By: David Rock
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Improving the performance of your employees involves one of the hardest challenges in the known universe: changing the way they think. In constant demand as a coach, speaker, and consultant to companies around the world, David Rock has proven that the secret to leading people (and living and working with them) is found in the space between their ears. "If people are being paid to think," he writes, "isn't it time the business world found out what the thing doing the work, the brain, is all about?"

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Rock's Vision is Best Heard Elsewhere

    • By Christopher on 18-06-13

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Black Mask 3: The Maltese Falcon - and Other Crime Fiction from the Legendary Magazine

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Dashiell Hammett, Frederic Brown, and others
    • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner, Oliver Wyman, Pete Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    From its launch in 1920 until its demise in 1951, the magazine Black Mask published pulp crime fiction. The first hard-boiled detective stories appeared on its pages. Never before in audio, these vintage stories are the darkest of the dark, and the best of the best.

    Crime fiction fans old and new will delight in rediscovering these taut, character-rich, heart-stopping tales, now on audio for the first time.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Gourmet Rhapsody

    • By: Muriel Barbery
    • Narrated by: Norman Dietz, Barbara Caruso, Eliza Foss, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the heart of Paris, in the posh building made famous in The Elegance of Hedgehog, Pierre Athens, the greatest food critic in the world, is dying. Revered by some and reviled by many, Monsieur Arthens has been lording it over the world's most esteemed chefs for years, passing judgment on their creations, deciding their fates with a stroke of his pen, destroying and building reputations on a whim. But now, during these his final hours, his mind has turned to simpler things.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • JFK and the Unspeakable

    • Why He Died and Why It Matters
    • By: James W. Douglass
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    At the height of the Cold War, JFK risked committing the greatest crime in human history: starting a nuclear war. Horrified by the specter of nuclear annihilation, Kennedy gradually turned away from his long-held Cold Warrior beliefs and toward a policy of lasting peace. But to the military and intelligence agencies in the United States, who were committed to winning the Cold War at any cost, Kennedy's change of heart was a direct threat to their power and influence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good content, well narrated

    • By Nick Williams on 13-02-19

    Regular price: £36.69

    • The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management, 2nd Edition

    • By: Daniel A. Strachman
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The hedge fund industry has gone through dramatic changes in recent years. Investors of all types continue to want to place their assets into these investment vehicles even in the wake of the credit crisis, massive frauds, and insider trading scandals. Once the forbidden fruit of Wall Street, hedge funds are now considered "must have" investments in any diversified portfolio. Now in its second edition, The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management is revised and updated to address how the credit crisis, legislation, fraud, technology, investor demand, global markets, and the economic landscape have affected the industry.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • easy to listen to and comprehend. recommended .

    • By David C on 07-06-19

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Welcome to Your Child's Brain

    • How the Mind Grows from Conception to College
    • By: Sam Wang, Sandra Aamodt
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Neuroscientists Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang (who is also a parent) explain the facets and functions of the developing brain, discussing salient subjects such as sleep problems, language learning, gender differences, and autism. They dispel common myths about important subjects, such as the value of educational videos for babies, the meaning of ADHD in the classroom, and the best predictor of academic success (hint: It's not IQ). Most of all, this book will help you know when to worry, how to respond, and, most important, when to relax.

    Regular price: £24.29

    • Hell Above Earth

    • The Incredible True Story of an American WWII Bomber Commander and the Copilot Ordered to Kill Him
    • By: Stephen Frater
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Hell Above Earth tells an unforgettable story of two World War II American bomber pilots who forged an unexpected but enduring bond in the flak-filled skies over Nazi Germany. But there's a twist: one of them was related to the head of the Luftwaffe, Reich Marshal Herman Goering, and the other had secret orders from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to kill him if anything went wrong during their missions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • lost the story midway

    • By Toby on 07-07-15
    • The Incredible True Story of an American WWII Bomber Commander and the Copilot Ordered to Kill Him
    • By: Stephen Frater
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 29-03-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Power Base Selling: Secrets of an Ivy League Street Fighter

    • By: Jim Holden
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Focuses on competitive selling: the range of skills that sales professionals need to reach their full potential. It offers practical, step-by-step advice that salespeople can take to prevent the competition from selling their products or services, revealing the components involved in gaining full control of a sales situation. Discusses a key step in this process - the politics of selling - showing how to establish the right relationships with people who are powerful enough to give the salesperson an edge.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Unteachables

    • By: Gordon Korman
    • Narrated by: Sarah Beth Goer, Oliver Wyman, Josh Hurley, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Unteachables never thought they’d find a teacher who had a worse attitude than they did. Mr. Kermit never thought he would actually care about teaching again. Over the course of a school year, though, room 117 will experience mayhem, destruction - and maybe even a shot at redemption.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect 'Mr Chips'-like uplifting fare for KS2/KS3

    • By K. J. Noyes on 12-01-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Tirpitz

    • The Life and Death of Germany's Last Super Battleship
    • By: Niklas Zetterling, Michael Tamelander
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Whilst the Kriegsmarine's surface fleet, restricted for much of the period after 1919 by the terms of the Versailles Treaty, was relatively small in comparison to the Royal Navy, it did possess a number of highly potent battleships and other capital vessels that could - and did - pose a major threat to British interests in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. Amongst the most powerful were the two battleships - the Bismarck and the Tirpitz.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat Informative but not entertaining

    • By Roo on 30-01-19

    Regular price: £27.49

    • When Buyers Say No

    • Essential Strategies for Keeping a Sale Moving Forward
    • By: Tom Hopkins, Ben Katt
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This is a complete and practical guide which highlights the authors' new strategic approaches to selling when the buyer initially declines or is resistant on a sales opportunity. The authors introduce a novel concept called the Circle of Persuasion which offers sales reps a new approach in this potentially tricky process. Along the way, When Buyers Say No details prescriptive steps and even sample dialogues that will instruct and guide sales professionals on how to best cultivate buyer-seller relationships.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • For beginners only

    • By ben on 04-08-17

    Regular price: £24.59

    • American Titan

    • Searching for John Wayne
    • By: Marc Eliot
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    As he did in his bestselling biographies of Jimmy Stewart and Clint Eastwood, acclaimed Hollywood biographer Marc Eliot digs deep beneath the myth in this revealing look at the most legendary Western film hero of all time; the man with the distinctive voice, walk, and demeanor who was an inspiration to many and a symbol of American masculinity, power, and patriotism.

    Regular price: £30.99

    • The Fleet at Flood Tide

    • America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945
    • By: James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    One of America's preeminent military historians, James D. Hornfischer has written his most expansive and ambitious book to date. Drawing on new primary sources and personal accounts of Americans and Japanese alike, here is a thrilling narrative of the climactic end stage of the Pacific War, focusing on the US invasion of the Mariana Islands in June 1944 and the momentous events that it triggered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not his best, its should have been 2 or even 3 books.

    • By Zatoichisan on 10-11-16

    Regular price: £38.49

    • Medieval Christianity

    • A New History
    • By: Kevin Madigan
    • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    For many, the medieval world seems dark and foreign - a miraculous, brutal, and irrational time of superstition and strange relics. The pursuit of heretics, the Inquisition, the Crusades, and the domination of the "Holy Land" come to mind.

    Regular price: £36.69

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