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  • Max Brand

    Jim Gore prospects the barren hills of the southwest, dreaming of striking it rich. He is a man as lonely and forgotten as the nearby ghost town itself, San Filipo. That is, until an earthquake uncovers the abandoned town's long-guarded secret - a treasure in silver! How much more is still hidden beneath the ruins? Jim meets the mysterious Chris Estaban, a man with secrets of his own, who tells Jim that he is also known as 'The Doctor' and 'Colonel Dice.' Jim knows his only chance to get the silver is to team up with this mysterious gunman and gambler. But what he doesn't know is that his easy-going life will end forever when greed, violence, and betrayal take...read more

  • Richard A. Luecke

    Everything you do in life involves some sort of negotiation. You negotiate with your boss over your salary . . . with your coworkers over where to hold a meeting . . . and even with your family about where to take a vacation. When you buy a car, sell an idea, or solve any problems that involve others, your ability to negotiate is the key factor to getting what you want, and what you deserve. How to Become a Better Negotiator shows you the five basic steps of negotiation, how to avoid negotiation pitfalls and arrive at a successful conclusion. It covers important topics such as listening, assertiveness and how to deal with hostile opponents. This audiobook also teaches the common...read more

  • Various

    Feeling a chill amidst the warmth of the season? Sensing a shadow lurking behind the tinsel and lights? Experience the darker visions hidden within our brightest holiday. Come listen to the water ghost’s story as she spends Christmas Eve haunting Harrowby Hill. Listen as Charles Dickens examines the figure which haunts “The Signalman,” and Edgar Allan Poe details the secret of “The Oval Portrait.” You’ll shiver as “The Monkey’s Paw” twitches grimly in the cold and enjoy Mark Twain’s fascinating yarn about a ghostly giant warming himself at the fireplace.Sixteen unabridged tales of spirits to playfully darken the holidays and add...read more

  • Doug Harrison

    We are all fascinated by them - that enigmatic class of people often referred to as the rich. With all the emphasis on the rich and famous in America, we would think we know everything about them. In reality, very few of us truly understand those who make up the very wealthiest Americans - those with liquid assets of $5 million or more. What is this new class of people and how did they get that way? In The New Elite, the authors reveal what motivates our country’s most powerful and influential class, what they want, where they shop, and how they really spend their money. With candor and unique insight, they reveal that the people who drive our economy are not Ivy league-educated,...read more

  • Steve Hamilton

    Alex McKnight is in love. Even though he met Natalie Reynaud, an officer from the Ontario Provincial Police, under difficult circumstances, they share a common bond of solitude, as well as the same nightmare - they’re both cops who buried their partners. It’s Alex’s first real relationship in years, which in some ways is terrifying. But Natalie has her own fears to deal with - and her own secrets. They brave a violent snowstorm to spend the night together in a historic hotel in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. There, they meet a mysterious old man who seems to know a lot about Natalie - and about her family. But they won’t be getting any answers from him - he’ll be...read more

  • Terry Goodkind

    An epic of awesome power from Terry Goodkind, the second installment of the bestselling series A Sword of Truth Kahlan has at last gained the one goal she had always thought was beyond her grasp ... love. Against all odds, the ancient bonds of secret oaths, and the dark talents of men long dead, Richard has won her heart. Amid sudden and disastrous events, Richard's life is called due to satisfy those treacherous oaths. To save his life, Kahlan must forsake Richard's love and cast him into the chains of slavery, knowing there could be no sin worse than such a betrayal. Richard is determined to unlock the secrets bound in the magic of ancient oaths and to again be free. Kahlan,...read more

  • R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

    America’s founders risked their lives to give us a republic — and dared us to keep it. But for more than a century, an insidious force has done its worst to rip the republic asunder: a movement of elites, academes, and politicians bent on reshaping the nation in the image of Marx, Rousseau, and — somewhat comically — Mussolini. The good news for the United States? Despite its appearance, the movement, Liberalism, is by all rights dead. In this lively obituary, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., founder and editor-in-chief of the American Spectator, chronicles: - the differences between healthy, classical liberalism and twisted, modern Liberalism - the noxious fumes...read more

  • Jason Kersten

    Art Williams was a precocious student with a bright future, but his dreams shattered when his father abandoned the family and his bipolar mother lost her wits. Living in one of Chicago’s worst housing projects, Williams was breaking open parking meters at age twelve and by his mid-teens he was robbing drug dealers. His quest for both a father figure and stable income would merge at the age of sixteen, when a criminal master nicknamed “Da Vinci” taught him the centuries-old art of counterfeiting. Following a stint in prison, Williams returned to society to find that the Treasury Department had issued the most secure hundred-dollar bill ever created: the 1996 New Note. He...read more

  • Ha-Joon Chang

    With irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of real-life examples, Ha-Joon Chang blasts holes in the “World Is Flat” orthodoxy of Thomas Friedman and other neo-liberal economists who argue that only unfettered capitalism and wide-open international trade can lift struggling nations out of poverty. On the contrary, Chang shows, today’s economic superpowers—from the United States to Britain to his native South Korea—all attained prosperity by shameless protectionism and government intervention in industry. We in the wealthy nations have conveniently forgotten this fact, telling ourselves a fairy tale about the magic of free trade...read more

  • David Jaffe

    Most customer service operations have it wrong. They gauge their effectiveness and productivity based on the number of customer calls or contacts they handle. But do your customers really want a “relationship” with your company’s customer service department, or do they simply want to purchase your products or services so they can put them to use? In this groundbreaking book, Bill Price and David Jaffe offer a new, game-changing approach, showing how managers are taking the wrong path and are using the wrong metrics to measure customer service. Customer service, they assert, is only needed when a company does something wrong - eliminating the need for service is the best...read more

  • Chunka Mui

    “This book is your chance to learn from others’ mistakes.” —EntrepreneurIn the 1960s, IBM CEO Tom Watson called an executive into his office after his venture lost $10 million. The man assumed he was being fired. Watson told him, “Fired? Hell, I spent $10 million educating you. I just want to be sure you learned the right lessons.”There are thousands of books about successful companies but virtually none about the lessons to be learned from those that crash and burn. Now Paul Carroll and Chunka Mui draw on research into more than 750 flameouts to reveal the seven biggest reasons for business...read more

  • Terry Goodkind

    With Wizard's First Rule and seven subsequent masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled readers worldwide with the unique sweep of his storytelling. Now, in Chainfire, Goodkind returns with a novel of Richard and Kahlan, the beginning of a sequence of three novels that will bring their epic story to its culmination. After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find. Worse, no one believes that she really exists, or that he was ever married. Alone as never before, he must find the woman he loves more than life itself....if she is even still alive. If she was ever even...read more

  • Charles Lane

    America after the Civil War was a land of shattered promises and entrenched hatreds. In the explosive South, danger took many forms: white extremists loyal to a defeated world terrorized former slaves, while in the halls of government, bitter and byzantine political warfare raged between Republicans and Democrats. In The Day Freedom Died, Charles Lane draws us vividly into this war-torn world with a true story whose larger dimensions have never been fully explored. Here is the epic tale of the Colfax Massacre, the mass murder of more than sixty black men on Easter Sunday 1873 that propelled a small Louisiana town into the center of the nation’s consciousness. As the smoke cleared,...read more

  • Joe Hutsko

    Apple insider Joe Hutsko offers a ringside seat to the struggle for control of America's most innovative computer company. Meet Peter Jones: brilliant, mercurical, he literally invented the personal computer. And Matthew Locke: quintessential company man and marketing genius. Both are determined to control Via Computers, the company Jones began in his garage, forged out of vision and chutzpah, and—some say—is dangerously close to destroying.Driven more by aesthetic instincts and perfectionism than the bottom line, Jones doesn't see that his company is sinking fast. As sales drop and deadlines are missed, a clash is inevitable. Matthew Locke means to wrest power from Jones and...read more

  • John Saul

    After his father’s untimely death sends fifteen-year-old Ryan McIntyre into an emotional tailspin, his mother enrolls him in St. Isaac’s Catholic boarding school, hoping the venerable institution with a reputation for transforming wayward teens can work its magic on her son. But troubles are not unknown even at St. Isaac, where Ryan arrives to find the school awash in news of one student’s violent death, another’s mysterious disappearance, and growing incidents of disturbing behavior within the hallowed halls. Things begin to change when Father Sebastian joins the faculty. Armed with unprecedented knowledge and uncanny skills acquired through years of secret...read more

  • Raymond Aaron

    Everyone wants to make more money. But many feel that to do so, they must sacrifice their lifestyle and work at a job they don’t particularly like. In fact, if you’re like most people, your life is likely filled with activities, obligations, and commitments that have nothing to do with your goals or your dreams, your life’s mission, or the things that you love. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Aaron breaks life down into six pathways, and then sets out a simple but highly effective system for you to set goals in all six categories every month. Using his MTO™ system, he teaches you how to set each goal at three levels - Minimum, Target, and Outrageous - so...read more

  • Bruno Aziza

    How can your organization increase its agility, alignment, and accountability to improve performance? Developing performance management capabilities means changing the way people are empowered to make better decisions. It requires a transition from a restrictive, command-and-control approach to a management style that includes more participants in the performance management process. Drive Business Performance shows you how. Drive Business Performance reveals how to effectively align performance with technology, creating a best-in-class information management system and amplifying individual employee impact. This groundbreaking guide provides a deep understanding of how to achieve...read more

  • Terry Goodkind

    New York Times bestselling author Terry Goodkind has created his most lavish adventure yet. Tormented her entire life by inhuman voices, a young woman named Lauren seeks to end her intolerable agony. She at last discovers a way to silence the voices. For everyone else, the torment is about to begin. With winter descending and the paralyzing dread of an army of annihilation occupying their homeland, Richard Rahl and his wife Kahlan must venture deep into a strange and desolate land. Their quest turns to terror when they find themselves the helpless prey of a tireless hunter. Meanwhile, Lauren finds herself drawn into the center of a struggle for conquest and revenge. Worse yet, she...read more

  • Larry Dossey

    Open your mind to the possibility of premonition, explore your capacity to sense the future, and ponder the implication of mind outside of time.A dream prompts a mother to remove her baby from his crib an hour before a chandelier falls. More than a dozen people are no-shows for choir practice for the first time ever at the moment their church explodes. Are these coincidences, or is something happening that we need to pay attention to?This is the question Dr. Larry Dossey asked himself during his first year of medical practice when he experienced a week of premonitions about patients, all of which came true. As a scientist and medical doctor he was scared to talk about it because if he dared...read more

  • Tommy Tenney

    Tommy Tenney's passion for God and His kingdom is turned here to the arena of prayer. The benefits of prayer are an often-discussed concept, but many Christians have not yet experienced them. In this book, Tenney dives deep into the riches of intimate and rewarding conversation with the Almighty. A thorough study of biblical, historical and contemporary prayers will lead the listener into life-changing and purposeful prayer. Tommy has a unique gift to lead hungry people into the presence of God. He understands the value of intimacy with God and humility in serving God's...read more