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    • How to Get People Lining Up to Do Business with You
    • By: Daniel Priestley
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis, Daniel Priestley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Don't fight for customers; let them fight over you! Have you ever queued for a restaurant? Preordered something months in advance? Fought for tickets that sell out in a day? Had a hairdresser with a six-month waiting list? There are people who don't chase clients; clients chase them. In a world of endless choices, why does this happen? Why do people queue up? Why do they pay more? Why will they book months in advance? Why are these people and products in such high demand?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing ground breaking here

    • By wayne m colley on 08-10-2017

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • The Forest

    • By: Edward Rutherfurd
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Few places lie closer to the heart of the nation's heritage than the New Forest. Now, Edward Rutherfurd weaves its history and legends into compelling fiction. From the mysterious killing of King William Rufus, treachery and witchcraft, smuggling and poaching run through this epic tale of well-born ladies, lowly woodsmen, sailors, merchants and Cistercian monks. The feuds, wars, loyalties and passions of generations reach their climax in a crime that shatters the decorous society of Jane Austen's Bath.

    Non-member price: $45.57

    • China's Great Wall of Debt

    • Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans and the End of the Chinese Miracle
    • By: Dinny McMahon
    • Narrated by: Dinny McMahon, Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    China's Great Wall of Debt is a penetrating examination of the country's opaque financial system and the complex factors - demographic shifts, urbanisation, industrialisation, a pervasive over-reliance on debt-fuelled investments - that have brought the country to the brink of crisis. Anchored by stories of China's cities and its people, from factory workers and displaced farmers to government officials and entrepreneurs, the narrative will take readers inside the country's ghost cities, zombie companies, start-ups, and regulatory institutions as McMahon explains how things got so bad, why fixing the problems is so hard, and what the economic outlook means for China and for the rest of us. 

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Einstein's Greatest Mistake

    • The Life of a Flawed Genius
    • By: David Bodanis
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionised our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet in the final decades of his life he was also ignored by most working scientists, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends. This stunning downfall can be traced to Einstein's earliest successes and to personal qualities that were at first his best assets.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • A Brief Guide to Islam

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Paul Grieve
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Exploring the beliefs, history and politics of the ordinary people of Muslim countries, Grieve cuts through the complexities as he examines all aspects of Islam. He also addresses the big issues: Can Islam support true democracy? Is true democracy what the West really wants for Muslim countries or are we merely seeking a cover of legitimacy for a policy of 'might is right'? Paul Grieve is an unbeliever - he is not a born-again Muslim, a proselytizer or a frustrated desert romantic. His aim is to inform.

    Non-member price: $34.45

    • Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy

    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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    The world economy defies comprehension. A continuously changing system of immense complexity, it offers over 10 billion distinct products and services, doubles in size every 15 years, and links almost every one of the planet's seven billion people. How can we make sense of this bewildering system on which our lives depend? From the tally stick to Bitcoin, the canal lock to the jumbo jet, each invention in Tim Harford's fascinating new book has its own curious, surprising and memorable story, a vignette against a grand backdrop.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very scientific text

    • By Karyn on 30-08-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Messy

    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The urge to be tidy seems to be rooted deep in the human psyche. Many of us feel threatened by anything that is vague, unplanned, scattered around or hard to describe. We find comfort in having a script to rely on, a system to follow, in being able to categorise and file away. We all benefit from tidy organisation - up to a point. A large library needs a reference system. Global trade needs the shipping container. Scientific collaboration needs measurement units. But the forces of tidiness have marched too far.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fair

    • By Farai on 02-10-2018

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Life's Too Short to Cry

    • The Compelling Story of a Battle of Britain Ace
    • By: Tim Vigors
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is not often that a long-hidden gem of a manuscript is published, bringing a moment in WWII history to vivid life for today’s audiences. Geoffrey Wellum’s First Light was one example. The memoir of Timothy Vigors is another. Born in Hatfield but raised in Ireland and educated at Eton and Cranwell, Vigors found himself in France in 1940 flying Fairey Battle bombers. After the Fall he joined the fighters of 222 Squadron, with whom he saw frantic and distinguished service over Dunkirk and persevered through the dangerous days of the Battle of Britain, when he became an ace.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • The 80/20 Manager

    • Ten Ways to Become a Great Leader
    • By: Richard Koch
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    A large number of managers - especially in these difficult times - feel completely overwhelmed. Their inboxes are overflowing, they constantly struggle to finish their to-do lists and they stay at work longer than they would like to, leaving little time for the things that really matter. Luckily there is a way for managers to enjoy work and build a successful and fulfilling career without stress or long hours.

    Non-member price: $28.09

    • Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter

    • By: Robert Hutton
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the incredible tale of Operation Fifth Column, a Second World War MI5 operation so secret that its existence was revealed by the National Archives for the first time only in 2014. Throughout the war and even for a couple of years afterwards, 'Agent Jack' - in reality, a bank clerk named Eric Roberts - acted as a Gestapo agent to whom hundreds of British-based Nazi sympathisers and informers passed their secrets, thinking that he was sending them back to Germany.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • The Game Changer

    • How to Use the Science of Motivation with the Power of Game Design to Shift Behaviour, Shape Culture, and Make Clever Happen
    • By: Dr Jason Fox
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Use the science of motivation with the power of game design to unlock motivation and drive progress in your organisation. There are two conventional ways to approach motivation: set goals and try to change attitudes and beliefs (which takes a lot of personalised effort); or develop incentives and rewards to inspire effort (which takes a lot of money).

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Could have been summarised within an hour

    • By Danny on 15-04-2018
    • How to Use the Science of Motivation with the Power of Game Design to Shift Behaviour, Shape Culture, and Make Clever Happen
    • By: Dr Jason Fox
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 21-10-2014
    • 4 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • A People’s Tragedy

    • By: Orlando Figes
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 47 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Opening with a panorama of Russian society, from the cloistered world of the Tsar to the brutal life of the peasants, A People’s Tragedy follows workers, soldiers, intellectuals and villagers as their world is consumed by revolution and then degenerates into violence and dictatorship. Drawing on vast original research, Figes conveys above all the shocking experience of the revolution for those who lived it, while providing the clearest and most cogent account of how and why it unfolded.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathing in scope and clarity.

    • By Anonymous User on 14-01-2019

    Non-member price: $45.57

    • The Anxiety Epidemic

    • The Causes of our Modern Day Anxieties
    • By: Graham Davey
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Are we living in an age of unprecedented anxiety, or has this always been a problem throughout history? We only need look around us to see anxieties: in the family home, the workplace, on social media, and especially in the news. It's true that everyone feels anxious at some time in their lives, but we're told we're all feeling more anxious than we've ever been before - and for longer than we've ever done before. It's even reported that anxiety is a modern epidemic significant enough to challenge the dominance of depression as the most common mental health problem. 

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Simplify

    • How the Best Businesses in the World Succeed
    • By: Richard Koch, Greg Lockwood
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the past 40 years, Richard Koch has wanted to uncover the simple, elemental, elegant and parsimonious principles that are needed to create great new businesses. To qualify, a principle must be so overwhelmingly powerful that anyone can reliably use it towards extraordinary results. Is there any principle that can tell you how to do that consistently and with a high chance of success?

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Sugar

    • The world corrupted, from slavery to obesity
    • By: James Walvin
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Prior to 1600, sugar was a costly luxury, the preserve of the rich. But with the rise of the European sugar colonies in the Americas in the 17th century, sugar became cheap, ubiquitous and hugely popular - an everyday necessity. As recently as the 1970s, very few people suggested that sugar posed a global health problem; yet today, sugar is regularly denounced as a dangerous addiction, on a par with tobacco, and the cause of a global obesity epidemic. While sugar consumption remains higher than ever.

    • The world corrupted, from slavery to obesity
    • By: James Walvin
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 13-07-2017
    • 3 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Non-member price: $29.96

    • Malta Spitfire

    • The Diary of a Fighter Pilot
    • By: George Beurling
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    25,000 feet above Malta -- that is where the Spitfires intercepted the Messerschmitts, Macchis and Reggianes as they swept eastwards in their droves, screening the big Junkers with their bomb loads as they pummeled the island beneath -- the most bombed patch of ground in the world.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • A Brief History of Brief Lives of the English Monarchs

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Often the colourful kings and queens of England seem like mere caricature, while less familiar rulers like William IV or Henry VI have faded into the shadows of history. Carolly Erickson's sensitive and revealing portrayals bring new life to the big names, and light up some of our most neglected but intriguing royals. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense and socially awkward, the frail slight Richard II, melancholic and sad, and the homosexual James I with his handsome favourites.

    Non-member price: $28.87

    • Citizen Clem

    • A Biography of Attlee
    • By: John Bew
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Clement Attlee was the Labour prime minister who presided over Britain's radical postwar government, delivering the end of the empire in India, the foundation of the NHS and Britain's place in NATO. Called 'a sheep in sheep's clothing', his reputation has long been that of an unassuming character in the shadow of Churchill. But as John Bew's revelatory biography shows, Attlee was not only a hero of his age but an emblem of it, and his life tells the story of how Britain changed over the 20th century.

    Non-member price: $44.94

    • Flee 9-5

    • Get 6 - 7 Figures and Do What You Love
    • By: Ben Angel
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How to quit the rat race, do what you love, and make money doing it. Ben Angel, also known as the 'Agent of Influence,' is Australia's top personal branding and influence specialist. Entrepreneurs, companies, speakers, and famous authors look to him when they want to learn how to engage their target audiences and the media or build a highly influential personal brand.

    • Get 6 - 7 Figures and Do What You Love
    • By: Ben Angel
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 14-11-2014
    • 2 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • The Indian Empire At War

    • From Jihad to Victory, the Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War
    • By: George Morton-Jack
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A brilliantly original history of the First World War, retracing the footsteps of the Indian army's 1.5 million men who, in 1914-18, served about the globe from Europe to Africa, Asia and the Indian Ocean. After years of neglect, The Indian Empire at War raises the curtain on the Indian soldiers' personal experiences fighting for the Allies against the Central Powers and returning home to play their part in the Indian Independence movement.

    Non-member price: $30.38

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