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New Arrivals - Downloadable Audio Books
The most beautiful and sought-after courtesan in all of Paris, Marguerite Guatier's life is filled with expensive parties and rich, powerful men. Then she meets Armand Duval, young, handsome, headstrong--middle class. The two fall hopelessly in love. Armand's modest means cannot support Marguerite, however, and his family suffers, forcing the lovers to choose between the reputation of the Duval family or a scorned life together. Before their passionate affair is over, one love must give up everything.
The authors illustrate why even good leaders can make terrible decisions--and more importantly, how this situation can be avoided.
Xenophon records the history of the Peloponnesian War beginning in 411 with the final years of the struggle between Athens and Sparta for mastery of Greece. His tales are portraits of democracy in crisis; of military dominance; of fratricidal strife; of the beginning of the slow, inexorable decline of the culture -- that of Homer, and the Greek philosophers and tragedians -- whose legacy serves as a foundation for the democratic values of the West.
Five laws control our outcomes in life--whether we know them or not. These laws control our speed and trajectory in life and most importantly how we deal with others. Harward outlines in practical terms how those who are super successful apply these laws differently than those who are merely average or above average.
Persuasion expert Dave Lakhani breaks down this complicated process into easy-to-use steps, teaching the listener how to persuade, not merely manipulate. Persuasion is key to every aspect of sales, marketing, and negotiation. This audiobook reveals today's most effective techniques for business professionals, which can easily be applied to their personal lives as well. True persuasion is based in truth, honesty and inquisitiveness, and the ability to tell a powerful story and to meet the expectations of those one is trying to persuade.
Presents a collection of eight classic short stories.
Presents a young man's eyewitness account of the Bolshevik Revolution, 1917.
Joel Mitch provides invaluable knowledge for internet entrepreneurs who want to successfully expand their business, reaching new customers, and create buzz for their products.
Livy chronicles the events of the Second Punic War between Rome and Carthage, until the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. He vividly recreates the immense armies of Hannibal, complete with elephants, crossing the Alps; the panic as they approached the gates of Rome; and the decimation of the Roman army at the Battle of Lake Trasimene. Yet it is also the clash of personalities that fascinates Livy, from great debates in the Senate to the historic meeting between Scipio and Hannibal before the decisive battle. Livy never hesitates to introduce both intense drama and moral lessons into his work, and here he brings a turbulent episode in history powerfully to life.
Gordon presents an inspiring and enlightening story that reveals a powerful way to tackle the biggest problem in business and life. In this allegory, VP of human resources Hope must overcome the biggest challenge in her company's history. In the process of battling her own adversity, she discovers the no complaining rule and other positive ways to save her company and herself from ruin.
Here are money-making secets that can change your life. Inspired by Andrew Carnegie's magic formula for success, this book will teach you the secrets that will bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. And you may have whatever you want in life.
When a mulatto slave woman switches her own infant with the look-alike son of a wealthy merchant, it takes Pudd'nhead Wilson, the town eccentric, to put things right again.
The grown-up Anne of Green Gables, her husband, and their six children live in a special hideaway known as Rainbow Valley.
Scott shows aspiring business people how to harness the power of the Internet for untold success. Listeners will learn the secrets of leveraging the power of resources like YouTube, Facebook, and blogs to drive eager buyers to their virtual doorstep--for free!
During the five-year voyage of the Beagle, the young naturalist Charles Darwin collected some of the scientific evidence that led to his ideas on evolution and natural selection. Ever resourceful, he made observations on the open sea, in the Andes Mountains, along the South American and Australian coastlines, and in the vital Galapagos Archipelago.
Timetested, this program can teach listeners how to take control of their own physical and emotional well-being and release stress, cope with chronic pain, maximize immune function, and lead an awakened, mindful life.
Former Medtronic CEO Bill George and coauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of 125 of today's most outstanding leaders to help listeners develop into an authentic leader. True North presents a concrete and comprehensive program for anyone who wishes to transform their leadership path and become the authentic leader they were born to be.
A charming novel depicting "a rural painting of the Dutch school." The book is divided into the four seasons, and a tranquil timelessness is established in each.
The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--boastful Toad, bashful Mole, world-wise Rat, and practical Badger.
A parable illustrates how the goal of a genuine leader is to help others--teammates, employees, and colleagues--to become more capable, confident, and accomplished than they are themselves and to realize their full potential.
Davies is on to a secret German invasion plot. He persuades Carruthers to sail with him around the Baltic and into unknown waters to find out what is going on.
Tracy shows listeners how to master the art of the winning speech. In this informative audio production, Tracy reveals time-tested tricks of the trade anyone can use to present powerfully and speak persuasively, whether in an informal meeting or in front of a large group of people.
This groundbreaking audiobook outlines strategies used by leaders and employees of Koch companies to apply Market-Based Management (MBM) to get results. The MBM approach to management integrates theory and practice, and provides a framework for dealing with the ongoing challenges of growth and change.
Jude the Obscure tells the story of a stonemason, tricked into a loveless marriage, who craves a formal education and a finer existence. Separated from his wife, Jude begins a new life with his cousin, and the couple defies social convention at every turn.
Cotton, the Silver Fleece, could be the answer to Zora and Bles' prayers for overcoming poverty. While attending school in Rural Alabama, they lovingly nurture their crop. but the white aristocracy is determined to control the price of cotton and monopolize the market. Can these two lovers prevail despite the daunting obstacles before them?