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  • Good To Great CD

    James Collins

    Audio CD (Audiobooks, Oct. 25, 2005)
    Built to Last was a phenomenal success: 'It is a fair assumption that as the seminal importance of this audiobook begins to permeate the upper echelons of business and business schools...Collins and Porras will emerge as the gurus to watch over the next decade.' The Director.Good to Great explores a whole new concept, backed by the rigorous research standards which gave Built to Last such an impact. 1. Good is the Enemy of Great -- the scope of the project 2. Level 5 Leadership -- the type of leader required, humble and ferocious 3. First Who ...Then What -- how companies set the foundation for their shift from good to great 4. Confront the Brutal Facts (Yet Never Lose Faith) -- the duality that leads to greatness 5.Hedgehog Concept -- how to find the one big thing your company must focus on 6. A Culture of Discipline -- the magical alchemy of great performance 7. Technology Accelerators -- technology is a trap, unless used right 8. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop -- how to build sustained momentum and avoid the 'new regime, new revolution' doom loop 9. From Good to Great to Built to Last -- how to take a company from great to enduring great. Appendices:Good to Great in: the New Economy; non-Profits; Government; Investors; outside the US.Plus four research appendices
  • The Fire Next Time

    James Baldwin, Jesse L. Martin

    Audio CD (BBC Audiobooks America, Jan. 29, 2008)
    At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation in the early days of the civil rights movement with his eloquent manifesto. The Fire Next Time stands as one of the essential works of our literature.
  • Macbeth

    William Shakespeare, Hugh Ross, Harriet Walter, Arkangel Cast

    Audio CD (BBC Audiobooks America, April 22, 2005)
    [Full-Cast Audio Theater Dramatization. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are played by Hugh Ross and Harriet Walter.] Sinister supernatural forces are at work in this fast-paced tragedy of guilt and retribution, in which the power of human beings to control their own destiny is called into question. The brave warrior Macbeth allows himself to be persuaded by Lady Macbeth, his wife, to slay good King Duncan and seize the throne of Scotland for himself. Macbeth achieves his ambition, but one murder proves not to be enough.
  • The Zookeeper's Wife

    Diane Ackerman, Suzanne Toren

    Audio CD (BBC Audiobooks America, June 17, 2008)
    When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw, and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital. Meanwhile, Antonina kept her unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants and refusing to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, even as Europe crumbled around her.
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    J K Rowling

    Audio CD (BBC Audiobooks, Jan. 1, 2010) Here is a very special edition of the book that started it all: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Shortly after publication, J.K. Rowling's debut became a runaway bestselling award winner, and each new title in the sequence has all but created riots in the streets, as delirious fans chomp at the bit for the latest escapades of Harry Potter and his cohorts. For the true devotee of the series, this collector's edition is a must. Gold foil stamping on an embossed leather cover marks the book as a bona fide treasure. Most exciting of all is a previously unpublished sketch of Harry by Rowling herself! Don't miss this opportunity to collect a beautiful version of a modern classic. (Ages 9 and older) --Emilie Coulter
  • The White Darkness

    Geraldine McCaughrean, Richard Morant, Ruth Sillers

    Audio CD (BBC Audiobooks, Sept. 1, 2006)
  • Forced Out

    Stephen Frey, L. J. Ganser

    Audio CD (BBC Audiobooks, Aug. 5, 2008)
    Forced to retire from his job as a scout for the Yankees, Jack Barrett is just getting by in a small Florida town when his daughter drags him to watch the local minor league team play. On the field, he spots a remarkable player, Mikey Clement, a kid whose amazing natural skill on the field is overshadowed by his bad attitude and solitary habits. In Clement, Jack thinks he might have found his ticket back to the big time. But the young man has a secret that will put all of Jacks plansand maybe even his lifein jeopardy.
  • Blitzed

    Robert E. Swindells, Christian Rodska

    Audio Cassette (BBC Audiobooks, April 27, 2004)
    Book by Swindells, Robert E.
  • Gulliver's Travels

    Jonathan Swift, Andrew Sachs

    Audio CD (BBC Audiobooks Ltd, )
  • To the Lighthouse

    Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Redgrave

    Audio CD (BBC Audiobooks, Oct. 1, 2007)
    Dramatized here by Vanessa Redgrave and a full cast, To the Lighthouse is a great literary achievement, and Virginia Woolfs most popular novel. This semi-autobiographical novel is based on her recollections of family holidays in Cornwall. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Virginia Woolf constructs a moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life. The novel is split into three sections. In the first, the gracious and imaginative Mrs. Ramsay and her self-centered and absurd husband are preparing for a dinner party, where the guests include a philosopher, a young couple, and painter Lily Briscoe (based on Virginia Woolfs sister Vanessa). In the second section the story moves on to after the war and we discover that Mrs. Ramsay, her son and one of the guests have died. In the last section Lily Briscoe finally achieves what she has been trying to do with her painting and Mr. Ramsay and the children reach the lighthouse -- a trip planned in the first section that only now reaches fruition.
  • Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire

    Andy Stanton

    Audio CD (BBC Audiobooks, March 15, 2010)
    'An irresistible, laughter-inducing romp' - "Sunday Times Good evening." Ok, this book's a bit hard to describe. There's this gingerbread man with electric muscles, see? And he's as rich as a mushroom, right? And Mr Gum and Billy William are planning to get the cash, yeah? And it's up to Polly to save the day. And there's a funfair and hot dogs, and Friday O'Leary shouts out some crazy stuff, and...hey, that wasn't so hard to describe after all. Mr Gum is back and as nasty as ever in this second hilarious story, read by the author and with music and sound effects.
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    Mark Twain, Patrick Fraley

    2003 (BBC Audiobooks America, Feb. 26, 2003)
    The sun shines on Tom Sawyer. The idealized childhood of this fictional hero, based on Mark Twain’s own early life along the banks of the Mississippi, is filled with robust good humor and high-spirited adventures. Yet there is also an in-depth experience of the central South of the 1840s—its dialects, superstitions, and social values. While romping through fun-filled fantasy, Tom Sawyer shows how morally complicated real life can be. This reading of Tom Sawyer is especially notable for the virtuoso performance of actor Patrick Fraley. Crafting thirty-six authentic “voices” to represent the wide range of Twain’s delightful characters, Fraley proves his storytelling mastery. Hear why this is one of the world’s best-known and best-loved books, appealing to all ages.