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OUT OF THE MAZE. Spencer Johnson. Read by Tony Roberts. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book.

Looking to change your life for the better? If so, Spencer Johnson M.D. has some advice to simplify the process and give you a real fighting chance at making the story work. In Out Of the Maze, Johnson continues the themes he first delved into with Who Moved My Cheese? Here, we continue to follow a mouse-sized character named Hem as he learns to turn life’s sudden sea of changes into permanent positives. What’s best about Johnson’s work is that he does not just sing an endless chorus of  platitudes, but instead, speaks in a conversational tone that offers insightful commentary on how to draw the best out of yourself. Read by actor Tony Roberts. Running Time: 1.5 hours on 2 CDS. Sample the narration here.

Also Of Note From Penguin-Random House This Quarter

YOU ARE A BADASS EVERY DAY. Jen Sincero. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book.

In You Are A Bad Ass Every Day, noted author and success coach Sincero teaches readers how to stay focused and motivated via 100 exercises that help the mind flex and strengthen its invisible web of muscles. In essence, the lesson is to make each person accountable to themselves for the day’s success and failures. The point of process is not to blame others, but rather, to make your individual character strong enough to stand up for itself.  Read by the author. Running Time: 1.5 hours on 2 CDS. Sample the narration here.

DARE TO LEAD. Brene Brown. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book.

Cover courtesy of Penguin-Random House.

Are leaders born? Or are they created? In Dare To Lead, Brown explores these concepts in deep detail as she teaches us that leadership is synonymous with great responsibility – with the shift of focus moving from the self to the collective society. As Brown points out, the process is all about acquiring information and asking questions: The goal only to discover your innate strengths and succeed naturally. Running Time: 8.5 hours on 7 CDS. Sample the narration here.

Also Worth A Listen

DRACUL. Dacre Stoker. J. D. Barker. Read By The Author. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book.

This novel is Gothic suspense at its finest hour as we come to discover the genesis of Dracula.

BATHED IN PRAYER. Jan Karon. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book.

Karon is the author of the best-selling Mitford series, while Bathed In Prayer collects all the prayers, sermons and inspirational passages from the novels that comprise the series. In turn, this book showcases the depth and power of Karon’s literary sensibilities.

PRESIDENTS OF WAR. Michael Beschloss. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book.

Cover courtesy of Penguin-Random House.

Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of a President when he declares war on another nation? Beschloss attempts to answer the question by examining the lives of the American presidents who presided during war times. This is a great book that shares the priestly knowledge of the commander and chief with the citizenry.

IN THE HURRICANE’S EYE. Nathaniel Philbrick. A Penguin-Random House Audio Book.

In Hurricane’s Eye, Philbrick dissects George Washington’s victory at Yorktown, showing readers that this president was a risk-taker who was willing to live with his decisions be they right or wrong.

by John Aiello


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This entry was posted on January 3, 2019 by in 2019, In the Spotlight, January 2019, Rat On Audiobooks and tagged , , , .
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