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    • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • By: Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

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    • Terrible Quality Audio

    • By Rainer on 21-02-2016

    Non-member price: $25.63

    • The Boy Who Dared

    • By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
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    When 16-year-old Helmuth Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, he's tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmuth's story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times, to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself.

    Non-member price: $32.79

    • Death Comes for the Archbishop

    • By: Willa Cather
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Willa Cather's best known novel; a narrative that recounts a life lived simply in the silence of the southwestern desert.

    Non-member price: $40.62

    • Swamplandia

    • By: Karen Russell
    • Narrated by: Ariel Sitrick, David Ackroyd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
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    In the Florida Everglades, gator-park Swamplandia! is in trouble. Its star performer, the great beauty and champion alligator-wrestler Hilola Bigtree, has succumbed to cancer, and Ava, her resourceful but terrified 13-year-old daughter, is left in charge with her two siblings. But Ava's sister has embarked on a romantic relationship with a ghost, her brother has defected to a rival theme park, and her father is AWOL. And then a mysterious figure called Bird Man guides Ava into a perilous part of the swamp called the Underworl....

    Non-member price: $35.95

    • Morning, Noon, and Night

    • By: Sidney Sheldon
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
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    Harry Stanford, one of the world's wealthiest man, dies mysteriously while cruising his yacht along the rugged coast of Corsica. Immediately following Stanford's funeral in Boston, a lovely young woman identifies herself as the tycoon's daughter and heir to a share of his estate. When the well-respected Stanford family looks into the identity of the unexpected heiress, they uncover a world of blackmail, drugs, and murder that leads them through the Italian Riviera.

    Non-member price: $50.74

    • The Portable M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship

    • By: William D. Bygrave M.A.
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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    Learn what every entrepreneur needs to know - without spending time and money on business school. In this remarkable guide, written by highly respected Babson College Professor William D. Bygrave, you'll discover how top MBA programs prepare their students to succeed in today's increasingly small business-based economy. You'll find solid, substantive information on starting and managing your own business, strategizing for growth, and understanding legal and tax issues - all presented in an interesting way.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • Hoodwinked

    • An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the Global Economy IMPLODED - and How to Fix It
    • By: John Perkins
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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    John Perkins has seen the signs of today's economic meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiascos, the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of small businesses are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. In his former life as an economic hit man, he was on the front lines both as an observer and a perpetrator of events, once confined only to the third world, that have now sent the United States spiraling toward disaster.

    Non-member price: $40.52

    • Die Hard with a Vengeance

    • By: Deborah Chiel
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    A mad bomber is terrorizing the city. But New York has a weapon of its own - Detective John McClane. Originally published as tie-in novelization to the 1995 major motion picture.

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    • Better Ending.

    • By Anonymous User on 07-03-2018

    Non-member price: $10.24

    • The Vanishing Men

    • Classic Police Procedurals
    • By: Martin Greenberg - editor
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Richard Cox, Gabrielle deCuir, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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    This superb collection of nine detective stories focuses on the police procedural genre where crime investigation takes on a sense of reality. Written by masters of the genre, these classic stories include: "Death Makes a Comeback" by James O'Keefe, "Squealer" by John D. MacDonald, "Jode's Last Hunt" by Brian Garfield, "The Man in the Red Flannel Suit" by Jan Grape, "The Vanishing Men" by Edward D. Hoch, "A Contest Fit for a Queen" by Susan Dunlap, "Chee's Witch" by Tony Hillerman, and more.

    Non-member price: $20.45

    • American West in Fiction, Volume 3

    • By: Mark Twain, Luke Short, Stephen Crane, and others
    • Narrated by: William Windom, K. T. Oslin, William Atherton, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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    The third in a series of American Western short stories compiled by Jon Tuska, and preformed by celebrity readers.

    Non-member price: $22.56

    • The Power of Character

    • Prominent Americans Talk About Life, Family, Work, Values, And More
    • By: edited by Michael S. Josephson
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Michael Gross
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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    There is no higher praise we can give people than to say they have good character. But what really, does this mean? What makes this quality so essential to achieving personal success and fulfillment? More important, how can we build our own character and live more satisfying lives? Reflecting society's diversity, the contributing authors in this unique collection of essays speak from various cultural and professional backgrounds to share their observations on living with integrity, honesty, and compassion.

    Non-member price: $14.44

    • The Starr Report

    • The Findings of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr on President Clinton and the Lewinsky Affair
    • By: Kenneth Starr, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky (commentary), Alan Dershowitz (commentary)
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Tracy Brooks Swope
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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    After an unprecedented, relentless four-year investigation, the long-anticipated Starr Report arrived in 36 boxes to the House of Representatives on September 9, 1998. The report brought to a close the first chapter in the saga of the trials and tribulations of the Clinton presidency. But most importantly, it was a prime piece of evidence in the subsequent impeachment hearings.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Kiplinger's Planning Your Business

    • By: Joseph Anthony
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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    Have you ever dreamed of leaving the rat race and going out on your own? Maybe you've thought about starting a small business, becoming a business consultant, or turning a hobby into a part-time job. No matter what sort of self-employment interests you, you will have questions and you will need some guidance.

    Non-member price: $18.46

    • A Boy and His Bot

    • By: Daniel H. Wilson
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
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    It started as an ordinary school field trip. The bus pulled up; the kids got off. Their teacher told them where to explore and what to look out for. But when Code Lightfall spots what appears to be a tiny metallic bee, his world will never be the same again... literally. This “bee” leads Code from his world into Mekhos—the land of robots.

    Non-member price: $28.44

    • Portable MBA in Management

    • By: Allan R. Cohen
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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    The intense competitiveness of today's economic world makes outstanding leadership a basic necessity. No matter how carefully an organization is designed to create the right atmosphere, structures, procedures, and managerial behavior, the nature of our rapidly changing environment means major changes are needed more frequently than ever before.

    Non-member price: $32.14

    • Deadlines and Datelines

    • Essays at the Turn of the Century
    • By: Dan Rather
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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    With his distinctive blend of frontline determination and a journalist's knack for a good story, CBS anchorman Dan Rather looks at the awesome struggles and everyday accomplishments he's witnessed at home and around the globe.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • Hi Lo to Hollywood

    • A Max Evans Reader: Unabridged Novellas, Stories, and Essays
    • By: Max Evans
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, Karesa McElheny
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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    Hi Lo to Hollywood contains many of Max Evans' renowned works, encompassing all of his personal favorite short stories, essays, and other writings, spanning his entire writing career. The land and creatures of the Hi Lo Country come alive in splendor with Evans' prolific description - the tragicomedy of life plays here in both the mundane and the extraordinary.

    Non-member price: $25.39

    • Abuse of Power

    • The New Nixon Tapes
    • By: Stanley I. Kutler
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd, David Dukes, William Window
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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    Richard Nixon said he wanted administration to be "the best chronicled in history". But when Alexander Butterfield disclosed the existence of a voice-activated tapind system to a Senate committee in July 1973, Nixon's White House and its recordings quickly became the most infamous in American history. Only 60 hours were actually made public in the 1970s. Many thousands of hours remained secret and Nixon's hands, and he fought fiercely to keep them that way right up to his death.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Portable M.B.A. in Economics

    • By: Philip K.Y. Young, John J. McAuley
    • Narrated by: David Ackroyd
    • Length: 6 hrs
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    In this selection from The Fortune Book Club, two Pace University Business professors show you how to apply economics to business decision-making. Other programs from the Portable M.B.A. series are available in management, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

    Non-member price: $24.38