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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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    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
    • Good insights into how top performing CEOs operate

    • By Alexander Christopher Smith on 21-05-2018

    Non-member price: $26.29

    • Bull Mountain

    • By: Brian Panowich
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Clayton Burroughs is the Sheriff of Bull Mountain and the black sheep of the Burroughs clan. In the past, the family ran moonshine and farmed marijuana; now they're the dominant suppliers of methamphetamine. So when an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shows up in Clayton's office with a plan to shut them down, his agenda will pit brother against brother and set Clayton on a path to self-destruction.

    Non-member price: $29.34

    • The Admirals

    • Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    • By: Walter Borneman
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. Navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In The Admirals, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time.

    • Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
    • By: Walter Borneman
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 01-05-2012
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • The Five Elements of Effective Thinking

    • By: Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $21.90

    • 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
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    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.

    Non-member price: $43.43

    • Downbelow Station

    • By: C. J. Cherryh
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Richly detailed worlds and well written hard scifi

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-01-2016

    Non-member price: $43.45

    • The Soft Edge

    • Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success
    • By: Rich Karlgaard
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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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.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • Indestructible

    • One Man's Rescue Mission That Changed the Course of WWII
    • By: John R. Bruning
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    December 1941: Manila is invaded, and US citizen and Philippines Airlines manager Pappy Gunn is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, leaving his family at home. So Gunn was miles away when the Japanese captured his wife and children, placing them in an internment camp where they faced disease, abuse, and starvation. Gunn spent three years trying to rescue them. His exploits became legend as he revolutionized the art of air warfare, devising his own weaponry, missions, and more.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Pale Horse

    • Hunting Terrorists and Commanding Heroes with the 101st Airborne Division
    • By: Jimmy Blackmon
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pale Horse is the remarkable never-before-told true story of an army aviation task force during combat in the Afghan War, told by the commanding officer who was there. Set in the very valleys where the attacks of 9/11 were conceived and where 10 Medals of Honor have been earned since that fateful day the war began, the narrative races from ferocious firefights and bravery in battle to the quiet moments where the courageous men and women of Task Force Pale Horse catch their breath before they take to the skies again.

    • Hunting Terrorists and Commanding Heroes with the 101st Airborne Division
    • By: Jimmy Blackmon
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 08-03-2016
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Non-member price: $44.51

    • Off-Centered Leadership

    • The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth
    • By: Sam Calagione
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book documents and addresses the growing pains a company experiences as it evolves from the awkward early start up years into a mid-sized sustainable company with hundreds of co-workers. Calagione is candid in sharing his personal leadership challenges and successes and calls on other seasoned vets inside and outside the company who inform and influence the journey of growth and creative expression Dogfish Head is on.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • 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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    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.

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    • An incisive critique of reductive materialism

    • By S.T. on 22-12-2018
    • 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: 04-02-2014
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Non-member price: $21.90

    • Cleopatra

    • By: Henry Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Non-member price: $9.75

    • Station Blackout

    • Inside the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster and Recovery
    • By: Charles A. Casto
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Station Blackout, Chuck Casto, the foremost authority on responding to nuclear disasters, shares his first-hand account of how he led the collaborative team of Japanese and American experts that faced the challenges of Fukushima. A lifetime of working in the nuclear industry prepared him to manage an extreme crisis, lessons that apply to any crisis situation. 

    • 1 out of 5 stars
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    • By Anonymous User on 31-03-2019

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • 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
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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.

    Non-member price: $97.51

    • Summer for the Gods

    • The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion
    • By: Edward J. Larson
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
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    Edward Larson's classic, Summer for the Gods, received the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1998 and is the single most authoritative account of a pivotal event whose combatants remain at odds in school districts and courtrooms. For this edition Larson has added a new preface that assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • You're Not Safe

    • By: Mary Burton
    • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Non-member price: $30.35

    • 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
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    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.

    Non-member price: $13.86

    • Over Our Dead Bodies

    • Undertakers Lift the Lid
    • By: Kenneth McKenzie, Todd Harra
    • Narrated by: Gregory St. John, Brian Troxell, Reay Kaplan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Funerals and the all the things that accompany them are traditionally somber, contemplative events in which the bereaved look to their undertaker to guide them through that most difficult of times. Of course, sometimes tradition gets thrown under the bus. From a dysfunctional family who turn their mother's wake into a full-blown riot, to funeral crashers looking for free meals, to a horse-drawn hearse taking the dearly departed for the ride of their afterlife, these accounts from actual undertakers will have you laughing, thinking, and gasping in disbelief.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • 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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    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.

    Non-member price: $21.69

    • 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
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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.

    Non-member price: $21.69

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