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  • THE LAND OF STORIES: THE ULTIMATE BOOK HUGGER'S GUIDE by Chris Colfer. Read by the Author - Audio
    HachetteAudio
    05:12
    Audiobooks
    281

    A behind-the-scenes, comprehensive look at the #1 New York Times bestselling series. A combination travel guide, encyclopedia, and exciting fan compendium, this ultimate guidebook includes sections such as "Who's Who," "Places to Go," and "Trinkets, Treasures, and Other Things" that explore the backgrounds and histories of the many characters, places, and magic items throughout the beloved Land of Stories series. This book also includes bonus chapters, insider information about the series, and more, including sketches from the author, "Secrets from the Land of Stories," and "Chris's Top Ten Tips for Writers." Perfect for new and mega-fans alike, this full-color guidebook illustrated by series artist Brandon Dorman captures the magical ins and outs of the Land of Stories we know and love and delivers new, never-before-seen art and information sure to thrill and satisfy readers. Available October 16, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Little, Brown Young Readers. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781549142642-the-land-of-stories-the-ultimate-book-hugger-s-guide https://www.downpour.com/the-land-of-stories-the-ultimate-book-hugger-s-guide?sp=261436 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/the-land-of-stories-7.aspx Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • The Fixer by Bradley Tusk, read by Bradley Tusk
    PRH Audio
    03:25
    Politics
    394

    The famed political advisor to Uber, FanDuel, Lemonade, Tesla and other startups reveals what really happens at the intersection of politics, tech and business

    Most new startups today are in highly regulated industries with strong incumbents - transportation, hotels, drones, energy, gaming, education, health care, cannabis, finance, liquor, insurance. The more startups try to snatch a piece of the establishment's pie, the more they risk running into a political wall. That's where Bradley Tusk comes in.

    Described as "Silicon Valley's Political Savior" (Fast Company) "Uber's Political Genius" (Vanity Fair) and "Silicon Valley's Favorite Fixer" (TechCrunch) Tusk deploys the skills and knowledge he developed working with Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg, Rod Blagojevich, and other political and business legends to help startups fight back. This book goes behind the scenes on how he helped stop the taxi industry from killing Uber in its infancy, how he held insurance companies at bay while startup Lemonade launched in each state, and how he helped online sports betting sites FanDuel and Draft Kings escape the regulatory death grip casinos tried to put on them.

    As Tusk writes, "Every new company is essentially a tech startup. And when you disrupt someone in any industry, they don't say thank you. They punch you in the nose. These are the lessons startups need to learn to punch back and survive the clutches of politics." Combining a firsthand glimpse behind the curtain with tangible advice for how any new venture can play the political game, THE FIXER is a must-read for aspiring entrepreneurs.


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  • Mistress Suffragette by Diana Forbes, Narrated by Brittany Pressley
    Audible
    22:23
    Audiobooks
    127

    A young woman without prospects at a ball in Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island, is a target for a certain kind of “suitor”. At the Memorial Day Ball during the Panic of 1893, impoverished but feisty Penelope Stanton draws the unwanted advances of a villainous millionaire banker who preys on distressed women - the incorrigible Edgar Daggers. Over a series of encounters, he promises Penelope the financial security she craves, but at what cost? Skilled in the art of flirtation, Edgar is not without his charms, and Penelope is attracted to him against her better judgment. Initially, as Penelope grows into her own in the burgeoning women’s suffrage movement, Edgar exerts pressure, promising to use his power and access to help her advance. But can he be trusted, or are his words part of an elaborate mind game played between him and his wife? During a glittering age where a woman’s reputation is her most valuable possession, Penelope must decide whether to compromise her principles for love, lust, and the allure of an easier life. Mistress Suffragette by Diana Forbes on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B07FXZQJ4G&source_code=AUDOR2220731189O6Y

  • LAB RATS by Dan Lyons. Read by the Author - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    05:13
    Audiobooks
    95

    Why do so many Americans hate their jobs? From New York Times bestselling author Dan Lyons, Lab Rats is a groundbreaking, incisive examination of how the internet--and ideas championed by Silicon Valley powerbrokers--changed the way we work, damaged our brains, and left us poorer and insecure. In the months following the publication of Disrupted, Dan Lyons was astonished as hundreds of readers wrote to him with their own harrowing stories of discrimination, fear-mongering managers, and companies denigrating employees in pursuit of quick profit. The letter writers felt helpless, confused, and victimized. Lyons began to understand how the problems he had identified in the start-up world are infecting virtually every kind of job in America. Paradoxically, the misery index is soaring at a time when companies are giving more lip service than ever about finding ways to make employees happy. What happened to work in America? Who is responsible? And does any company have a model for doing it right? As Lyons ventured across America in pursuit of answers, he came to understand how a cluster of ideas enabled by the internet and promoted by Silicon Valley companies spread to workplaces across the country and the globe. These new notions about work have broken the social contract that once existed between companies and their employees, making us poorer, insecure, and subject to constant change and dehumanizing technologies that have altered our very psychology. A few companies, however, get it right. With Lab Rats, Lyons makes a passionate plea for business leaders to understand this dangerous transformation and shows how profit and happy employees can indeed coexist. Available October 23, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Hachette Books. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478993049-lab-rats https://www.downpour.com/lab-rats?sp=259915 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/lab-rats.aspx Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • The Governess Game, By Tessa Dare, Read by Mary Jane Wells
    HarperCollins Publishers
    21:24
    Historical romance
    105

    ‘I absolutely adored it. I laughed out loud numerous times… Love her writing.’ Jodi Picoult The addictive new Regency read from the New York Times bestselling author that’s perfect for fans of Georgette Heyer! The accidental governess… After her livelihood slips through her fingers, Alexandra Mountbatten takes on an impossible post: transforming a pair of wild orphans into proper young ladies. However, the girls don’t need discipline. They need a loving home. Try telling that to their guardian, Chase Reynaud. The ladies of London have tried—and failed—to make him settle down. Somehow, Alexandra must reach his heart . . . without risking her own. The infamous rake… Like any self-respecting libertine, Chase lives by one rule: no attachments. When a stubborn little governess tries to reform him, he decides to prove he can’t be tamed. But Alexandra is more than he bargained for: clever, perceptive, passionate. She refuses to see him as a lost cause. Soon the walls around Chase’s heart are crumbling . . . and he’s in danger of falling, hard.

  • TRANSCRIPTION by Kate Atkinson. Read by Fenella Woolgar - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    03:37
    Audiobooks
    139

    A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence. Transcription is a work of rare depth and texture, a bravura modern novel of extraordinary power, wit and empathy. It is a triumphant work of fiction from one of the best writers of our time. Available September 25, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Little, Brown and Company. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781549141942-transcription https://www.downpour.com/transcription?sp=259129 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/transcription.aspx Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • Brown by Kevin Young, read by Kevin Young
    PRH Audio
    01:06
    Audiobooks
    260

    James Brown. John Brown's raid. Brown v. the Topeka Board of Ed. The prize-winning author of Blue Laws meditates on all things "brown" in this powerful new collection.

    Divided into "Home Recordings" and "Field Recordings," Brown speaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, while culture is forever affected by the personal, recalling a black Kansas boyhood to comment on our times. From "History"--a song of Kansas high-school fixture Mr. W., who gave his students "the Sixties / minus Malcolm X, or Watts, / barely a march on Washington"--to "Money Road," a sobering pilgrimage to the site of Emmett Till's lynching, the poems engage place and the past and their intertwined power. These thirty-two taut poems and poetic sequences, including an oratorio based on Mississippi "barkeep, activist, waiter" Booker Wright that was performed at Carnegie Hall and the vibrant sonnet cycle "De La Soul Is Dead," about the days when hip-hop was growing up ("we were black then, not yet / African American"), remind us that blackness and brownness tell an ongoing story. A testament to Young's own--and our collective--experience, Brown offers beautiful, sustained harmonies from a poet whose wisdom deepens with time.

  • Vox, By Christina Dalcher, Read by Laurence Bouvard - Extract 2
    HarperCollins Publishers
    05:00
    Speculative fiction*
    110

    ‘This book will blow your mind.’ PRIMA ‘Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing – everything a great novel should be.’ LEE CHILD ‘A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo.’ VANITY FAIR ‘Thought-provoking and set to dominate dinner party chats.’ COSMOPOLITAN ‘A dazzling debut.’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ‘A truly compulsive novel.’ STYLIST ‘Thought-provoking and thrilling. I was left speechless!’ WOMAN & HOME ‘The book of the moment!’ MARIE CLAIRE Silence can be deafening. Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write. For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning… [100 WORD LIMIT REACHED]

  • Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda | Introduction
    MacmillanAudio
    08:53
    Audiobooks
    338

    Listen to an excerpt of Ken Kocienda's CREATIVE SELECTION audiobook, read by the author. An insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs. Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board. Creative Selection recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly respected software engineer who worked in the final years the Steve Jobs era - the Golden Age of Apple. Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple’s creative process. For 15 years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world's most admired companies. Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation - inspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy - and uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture. An insider's tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, Creative Selection shows listeners how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.

  • Schumann by Judith Chernaik, read by Nicol Zanzarella, Judith Chernaik
    PRH Audio
    05:51
    Nonfiction
    146

    A groundbreaking account of Robert Schumann, a major composer and key figure of Romanticism, whose life and works have been the subject of intense controversy since his early death in a mental asylum.

    Schumann: The Faces and the Masks draws us into the milieu of the Romantic movement, which enraptured poets, musicians, painters, and their audiences in the early nineteenth century and beyond, even to the present day. It reveals how Schumann (1810-1856) embodied all the contrasting themes of Romanticism--he was intensely original and imaginative but also worshipped the past; he believed in political, personal, and artistic freedom but insisted on the need for artistic form based on the masters: Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. It details his deep involvement with other composers of his time, such as Chopin and Mendelssohn, Liszt and Brahms, as well as the literary lights of the age--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich Heine, E.T.A. Hoffmann--whose works gave inspiration to his compositions and words to his songs.
         Drawing on hitherto unpublished archive material, as well more established sources of journals, letters, and publications, Judith Chernaik provides enthralling new insight into Schumann's life and his music: his sexual escapades, his fathering of an illegitimate child, the facts behind his courtship of Clara Wieck--already a noted young concert pianist--his passionate marriage to her despite the opposition of her manipulative father, his passionate marriage, and the ways his many crises fed into the dreams and fantasies of his greatest works, turning his tumultuous life into music that speaks directly to the heart.

  • The Prodigy by John Feinstein, audiobook excerpt
    MacmillanAudio
    05:42
    Audiobooks
    58

    Listen to an excerpt of John Feinstein's THE PRODIGY audiobook, read by the author. From award-winning sportswriter John Feinstein, The Prodigy is a YA audiobook about a teen golfer poised to blaze his way into Masters Tournament history—and he’ll face secrecy, sacrifice, and the decision of a lifetime to get there. Seventeen-year-old Frank Baker is a golfing sensation. He’s set to earn a full-ride scholarship to play at the university of his choice, but his single dad wants him to skip college and turn pro—golf has taken its toll on the family bank account, and his dad is eager to start cashing in on his son’s prowess. Frank knows he isn’t ready for life on the pro tour—regardless of the potential riches—so his swing coach enlists a professional golfer turned journalist to be Frank’s secret adviser. Pressure mounts when, after reaching the final of the U.S. Amateur tournament, Frank wins an automatic invite to the Masters. And when the prodigy, against all odds, starts tearing up the course at Augusta National, sponsors are lined up to throw money at him—and his father. But Frank’s entry in the Masters hinges on maintaining his standing as an amateur. Can he and his secret adviser—who has his own conflicts—keep Frank’s dad at bay long enough to bring home the legendary green jacket?

  • SHE BEGAT THIS Audiobook Excerpt
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    03:34
    105

    Listen to an excerpt from SHE BEGAT THIS by Joan Morgan and read by Janina Edwards

  • The Killer You Know - The clown
    Hachette Audio UK
    00:19
    Audiobooks
    72
  • A Girl's Guide to Missiles by Karen Piper, read by Rebecca Lowman
    PRH Audio
    05:11
    Nonfiction
    50

    A surreal and poignant coming of age on a secretive missile facility, and "an incredible view of...life in a town built for war."--Booklist

    The China Lake missile range is located in a huge stretch of the Mojave Desert, about the size of the state of Delaware. It was created during the Second World War, and has always been shrouded in secrecy. But people who make missiles and other weapons are regular working people, with domestic routines and everyday dilemmas, and four of them were Karen Piper's parents, her sister, and--when she needed summer jobs--herself. Her dad designed the Sidewinder, which was ultimately used catastrophically in Vietnam. When her mom got tired of being a stay-at-home mom, she went to work on the Tomahawk. Once, when a missile nose needed to be taken offsite for final testing, her mother loaded it into the trunk of the family car, and set off down a Los Angeles freeway. Traffic was heavy, and so she stopped off at the mall, leaving the missile in the parking lot.

    Piper sketches in the belief systems--from Amway's get-rich schemes to propaganda in The Rocketeer to evangelism, along with fears of a Lemurian takeover and Charles Manson--that governed their lives. Her memoir is also a search for the truth of the past and what really brought her parents to China Lake with two young daughters, a story that reaches back to her father's World War II flights with contraband across Europe. Finally, it recounts the crossroads moment in a young woman's life when she finally found a way out of a culture of secrets and fear, and out of the desert.


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  • GENESIS 26-50 AUDIO LECTURES by Tremper Longman III
    HarperAudio_US
    09:40
    Audiobooks
    79

    Order Audio Lectures - https://amzn.to/2Mt7MD3 Narrated by the author, Tremper Longman III. Genesis 26-50: Audio Lectures features top Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III teaching through the book of Genesis in 47 engaging and challenging lessons. Based on Longman's Genesis commentary in The Story of God Bible Commentary series, these lessons offer a clear and compelling introduction to the entire book of Genesis, guiding viewers in creatively and faithfully living out its message in their own contexts. Longman's story-centric approach is ideal for formal and informal students alike and for everyone who wants to better understand Genesis in today's world. Genesis 26-50: Audio Lectures is part of the Zondervan Scholar Series, which is dedicated to bringing expert teaching from world's best biblical scholars and theologians directly to interested learners. Genesis 26-50: Audio Lectures offers the chance to learn about one of the Bible's most important books from one of today's premier Old Testament scholars.

  • Vox, By Christina Dalcher, Read by Laurence Bouvard - Extract 1
    HarperCollins Publishers
    04:50
    Speculative fiction*
    80

    ‘This book will blow your mind.’ PRIMA ‘Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing – everything a great novel should be.’ LEE CHILD ‘A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo.’ VANITY FAIR ‘Thought-provoking and set to dominate dinner party chats.’ COSMOPOLITAN ‘A dazzling debut.’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING ‘A truly compulsive novel.’ STYLIST ‘Thought-provoking and thrilling. I was left speechless!’ WOMAN & HOME ‘The book of the moment!’ MARIE CLAIRE Silence can be deafening. Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you’re a woman. Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write. For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning… [100 WORD LIMIT REACHED]

  • STOP MASS HYSTERIA by Michael Savage. Read by Barry Baer - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    03:07
    Audiobooks
    55

    In his new book, STOP MASS HYSTERIA, #1 NYT bestselling author Michael Savage calls out the mass hysteria mongers and their methods, and shows Americans that we must look to history to understand the present and avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. Since Donald Trump's historic ascendance to the presidency, American politics have reached a boiling point. Social and economic issues, even national security, have become loud, violent flashpoints for political rivals in the government, in the media and on the streets. This collective derangement has a name: mass hysteria. In his new book, STOP MASS HYSTERIA, #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Savage not only deconstructs the Left's unhinged response to traditional American values like borders, language, and culture, but takes the reader on an unprecedented journey through mass hysteria's long history in the United States. From Christopher Columbus to the Salem Witch trials to the so-called "Red Scares" of the 1930s and 40s and much more, Dr. Savage recounts the many times collective insanity has gripped the American public - often prompted by sinister politicians with ulterior motives. Dr. Savage provides vital context for the common elements of dozens of outbreaks of mass hysteria in the past, their causes, their short and long-term effects, and the tactics of the puppet masters who duped gullible masses into fearing threats both real and imagined. By shining a light on the true nature and causes of American mass hysteria in the past, Savage provides an insightful look into who and what is causing dangerous unrest in our lives - and why. Available October 9, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Center Street. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781549142628-stop-mass-hysteria https://www.downpour.com/mass-hysteria?sp=263035 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/mass-hysteria.aspx Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • Growth IQ by Tiffani Bova, read by Tiffani Bova
    PRH Audio
    05:15
    Audiobooks
    171

    Do you know the best way to drive your company's growth? If not, it's time to boost your Growth IQ. Trying to find the one right move that will improve your business's performance can feel overwhelming. But, as you'll discover in Growth IQ, there are just ten simple--but easily misunderstood--paths to growth, and every successful growth strategy can be boiled down to picking the right combination and sequence of these paths for your current context. Tiffani Bova travels around the world helping companies solve their most vexing problem: how to keep growing in the face of stiff competition and a fast-changing business environment. Whether she's presenting to a Fortune 500 board of directors or brainstorming over coffee with a startup founder, Bova cuts through the clutter and confusion that surround growth. Now, she draws on her decades of experience and more than thirty fascinating, in-depth business stories to demonstrate the opportunities--and pitfalls--of each of the ten growth paths, how they work together, and how they apply to business today. You'll see how, for instance: * Red Bull broke Coca-Cola and PepsiCo's stranglehold on the soft drink market by taking the Customer Base Penetration path to establish a foothold with adventure sports junkies and expand into the mainstream. * Marvel transformed itself from a struggling comic book publisher into a global entertainment behemoth by using a Customer and Product Diversification strategy and shifting their focus from comic books to comic book characters in movies. * Starbucks suffered a brand crisis when they overwhelmed their customers with a Product Expansion strategy, and brought back CEO Howard Schultz to course-correct by returning to the Customer Experience path. Through Bova's insightful analyses of these and many other case studies, you'll see why it can be a mistake to imitate strategies that worked for your competitors, or rely on strategies that worked for you in the past. To grow your company with confidence, you first need to grow your Growth IQ. Release Date: August 14, 2018 Learn more: http://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/565890/growth-iq/

  • The Coen Brothers by Adam Nayman, read by Rob Shapiro
    PRH Audio
    05:58
    Nonfiction
    134

    A playfully critical journey through the Coen brothers' filmography

    From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, "some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness." The book combines critical text--biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators--with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens' singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers' oeuvre.

  • The Killer You Know - Playing on the tracks
    Hachette Audio UK
    00:19
    Audiobooks
    61
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