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  1. 10.3 hrs • Mar/07/2017 • Unabridged

    We often treat the word capacity as if it were a natural law of limitation. Unfortunately, most of us are much more comfortable defining what we perceive is off limits rather than what’s possible. Could it be that many people have allowed what they perceive as capacity to define them? Have they allowed their perception to limit their attitudes about their potential?In his newest book, John Maxwell identifies seventeen core capacities. Some of these are abilities we all already possess, such as energy, creativity and leadership. Others are aspects of our lives controlled by our choices, like our attitudes, character, and intentionality. Maxwell examines each of these seventeen capacities, and provides clear and actionable advice on how you can increase your potential in each. He will guide you on how to identify, grow, and apply your critical capacities to your daily life. Once you’ve blown the “cap” off your capacities, you’ll find yourself more successful—and fulfilled—in your daily life.

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    No Limits

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    10.3 hrs • Mar/07/2017 • Unabridged
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  2. 14.5 hrs • Nov/08/2016

    Built of titanium and a chrome-nickel alloy known as Inconel X, the X-15 was the fastest plane ever built, streaking through the lower reaches of outer space even before the first space capsules reached orbit. First tested in 1959, the X-15 proved to be a crucial testing ground for the astronauts and hardware in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and even the Space Shuttle programs. Celebrated reporter Richard Tregaskis spent time with the pilots, engineers, and other key personnel involved in the project. We learn of the years of planning and design, devastating onboard explosions, exhilarating triumphs, and, above all, the personal and professional sacrifices that paved the way for the enduring legacy of the blisteringly fast X-15 rocket plane.

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    X-15 Diary

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    14.5 hrs • Nov/08/2016
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  3. 12.5 hrs • Sep/28/2016 • Unabridged

    The ladies of Butternut Creek Christian Church known as the Widows have always taken pride in their infallible matchmaking. They’ve succeeded again, and having found the perfect wife for Pastor Adam, they’re ready to start planning the wedding. The one problem is that Adam has yet to propose. Clearly he still needs their help. Meanwhile, Adam’s sister Hannah, a doctor, has returned from work in refugee camps, exhausted from the horrors she’s seen. Though physically weak, Hannah becomes animated when verbally sparring with Gabe Borden, the high school basketball coach. The Widows, however, see sparks of a different kind between them and are soon up to their matchmaking ways once again.

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    The Wedding Planners of Butternut Creek

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    12.5 hrs • Sep/28/2016 • Unabridged
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  4. 2.7 hrs • Aug/16/2016 • Unabridged

    In this ninety-day growth guide, #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell helps you prioritize your life to make each day count toward fulfilling your goals.Based on his Businessweek bestseller Today Matters, John Maxwell offers his road map for success by helping you seize the present. The way you prioritize and spend your time each day impacts your ability to reach your goals. Whether you are a new leader or looking to expand on your success, this book will help you focus by exploring how to maximize the potential of the most important day of your life—today.Offering inspiring quotes and lessons, thought-provoking questions, and space for reflective notes, over the course of three short months this book will help you learn to master the moment and set you on the path toward fulfilling your aspirations.

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    Jumpstart Your Priorities

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    2.7 hrs • Aug/16/2016 • Unabridged
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  5. 3.9 hrs • May/03/2016 • Unabridged

    #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell responds to the most popular questions he’s received to help listeners achieve greater success.John Maxwell, America’s #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. In this compact derivative of Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, he gives detailed answers to the most popular and intriguing questions posed to him by people at all stages of their careers, including: How can you be a leader if you’re at the bottom?How do you motivate an unmotivated person?How can you succeed with a leader who is difficult to work with?How do you find balance between leading others and producing?What gives a leader sustainability?No matter whether you’re a seasoned leader or wanting to take the first steps into leadership, this book will provide helpful and applicable advice and improve your professional life.

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    What Successful People Know about Leadership

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    3.9 hrs • May/03/2016 • Unabridged
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  6. 0.1 hrs • Feb/20/2016 • Unabridged

    Acclaimed author and illustrator of over thirty children’s books, Daniel Kirk delights kids with his fun-filled tales. The first in a new series, Library Mouse tells the story of Sam, a young mouse who lives in a hole in the library and comes out at night to write stories. His books are soon found by a puzzled librarian, who leaves a note inviting the mystery writer to Meet the Author Day. At first Sam isn’t sure what to do, but his ingenious solution is sure to be a real winner. This rousing tale will leave kids itching to write their own stories.

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    Library Mouse

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    0.1 hrs • Feb/20/2016 • Unabridged
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  7. 0.1 hrs • Dec/21/2015 • Unabridged

    The New York Times bestseller Bats at the Beach flows from the gifted pen of award–winning author and illustrator Brian Lies. What could be better than a fun day at the beach with your loved ones? How about if it’s nighttime and your family members are furry, friendly bats? This charming book of rhymes is sure to become a children’s favorite.

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    Bats at the Beach

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    0.1 hrs • Dec/21/2015 • Unabridged
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  8. 0.1 hrs • Dec/21/2015 • Unabridged

    Brian Lies’ runaway hit Bats at the Beach made this talented author and illustrator a sensation with youngsters everywhere. Uh oh! A librarian has left the window open, and now it’s time for fun-loving bats of all ages to fly in for a night in the stacks. Shape shadows on walls, frolic in the water fountain, and roam the book-filled halls until it’s time for everyone, young and old, to settle down into the enchantment of story time. Brian Lies’ joyful critters and their nocturnal celebration cast library visits in a new light.

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    Bats at the Library

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    0.1 hrs • Dec/21/2015 • Unabridged
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  9. 3.2 hrs • Dec/15/2015 • Unabridged

    New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell shares the secrets to success in this ninety-day guide, based on his book Thinking For a Change. Maxwell provides the wisdom and inspiration you need to become a better thinker and achieve your dreams by mastering the eleven types of successful thinking, including: Big-Picture Thinking—seeing the world beyond your own needs and how that leads to great ideas;Focused Thinking—removing mental clutter and distractions to realize your full potential; Creative Thinking—thinking in unique ways and making breakthroughs; Shared Thinking—working with others to compound results; Reflective Thinking—looking at the past to gain a better understanding of the future.Filled with inspiring quotes, engaging lessons, and stimulating questions, over the course of three short months you’ll make daily strides toward more effective thinking while tracking your progress in this helpful volume.

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    Jumpstart Your Thinking

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    3.2 hrs • Dec/15/2015 • Unabridged
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  10. 0.2 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged

    In this fun adventure, Sam the library mouse and his friend Sarah visit a museum so that Sam can sketch in his explorer’s journal. Sarah doesn’t understand how explorers can possibly have the time—or the desire—to keep a journal. So Sam shows her how a journal can contain so much more than just writing. As the friends search the museum, they see many new things—and make an unexpected friend.

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    Library Mouse: A Museum Adventure

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    0.2 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged
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  11. 0.1 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged

    Loren Long, recipient of two Golden Kite Awards, delivers a whimsical story of friendship and perseverance. Otis is a kind, hardworking farm tractor who befriends a motherless calf. After work, he and his pal love frolicking together in the fields—until one day Otis is replaced by a new tractor. Left to rust in the weeds, he feels useless and no longer wants to play. But when the calf gets in trouble—and firemen can’t even help—Otis revs up to rescue his friend.

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    Otis

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    0.1 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged
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  12. 0.2 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged

    One night in the library, Sam meets fellow mouse Sarah. Sam learns that Sarah is quite the explorer. She loves to scurry to the tops of shelves and explore the darkest corners of the building. Sam never climbs far up—he’s too afraid! He prefers to research subjects—such as exploration—and write about them. Sarah doesn’t know much about writing or research, but could reading and research help her learn more about the places she wishes to visit? Together this duo shows that, with teamwork, anything is possible.

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    Library Mouse: A World to Explore

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    0.2 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged
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  13. 0.2 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged

    Sam the library mouse loves to write, and the children love his little books, which he leaves on the library shelves for them to find. But no one at the library has ever met him. When Tom can’t find a partner for a book-making assignment and finds Sam’s secret hole behind the children’s reference section, will the pair be able to work together, or will Sam’s secret identity be spoiled forever? A heartwarming tale about collaboration and creative ambitions, this book will enchant any young aspiring author.

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    Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale

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    0.2 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged
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  14. 0.1 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged

    Award–winning author Toni Buzzeo’s stories deliver engaging characters and gentle humor, helping to set young listeners on a path toward a lifetime of reading enjoyment. In One Cool Friend, Elliot spots his ideal pet on a visit to the aquarium—a penguin! Polite and proper, Elliot is sure that if he asks his father nicely, a dapper Antarctic bird will soon be in his care. But after Elliot’s father agrees to his request, hijinks ensue as one misunderstanding leads to another until the story’s surprising finale.

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    One Cool Friend

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    0.1 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged
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  15. 0.1 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged

    Otis the faithful farm tractor is frolicking in the meadow with his animal friends when an approaching tornado darkens the sky and threatens the farm. Rousing the animals for another game of follow-the-leader, Otis calmly guides them to the safety of a protected valley. But as the twister turns toward the barn, Otis hears the frantic bellowing of the bull, still locked in his pen.

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    Otis and the Tornado

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    0.1 hrs • Sep/14/2015 • Unabridged
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  16. 8.8 hrs • Aug/20/2015 • Unabridged

    Newbery Medal-winning author Avi has penned over fifty novels for children and young adults. His historical fiction, in particular, is often singled out for glowing praise thanks to his engaging characters and carefully researched period details. In City of Orphans, Avi transports listeners to the streets of 1893 New York City for an adventure starring young newsboy Maks Geless. Amongst the grime and filth of the streets, Maks and his new friend Willa make a stand against a gang of bullies and embark on a thrilling quest to clear Maks’ sister’s name after she is imprisoned for theft.

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    City of Orphans

    By Avi
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    8.8 hrs • Aug/20/2015 • Unabridged
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