Audiobooks Narrated by Janet Metzger

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  1. The Silence of Scheherazade Audiobook The Silence of Scheherazade
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  2. Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want Audiobook Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want
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  3. Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food Audiobook Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food
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  4. A Line to Kill: from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders Audiobook A Line to Kill: from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders
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  5. Such a Quiet Place Audiobook Such a Quiet Place
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  6. 1979 Audiobook 1979
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  7. The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal Audiobook The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal
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  8. Land of Big Numbers Audiobook Land of Big Numbers
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  9. Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose Audiobook Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose
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  10. What We Find Audiobook What We Find
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Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton Audiobook

Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton

Author: Lydia R. Hamessley Narrator: Janet Metzger Release Date: September 2021

Dolly Parton's success as a performer and pop culture phenomenon has overshadowed her achievements as a songwriter. But she sees herself as a songwriter first, and with good reason. Parton's compositions like 'I Will Always Love You' and 'Jolene' have become American standards with an impact far beyond country music. Lydia R. Hamessley's expert analysis and Parton's characteristically straightforward input inform this comprehensive look at the process, influences, and themes that have shaped the superstar's songwriting artistry. Hamessley reveals how Parton's loving, hardscrabble childhood in the Smoky Mountains provided the musical language, rhythms, and memories of old-time music that resonate in so many of her songs. Hamessley further provides an understanding of how Parton combines her cultural and musical heritage with an artisan's sense of craft and design to compose eloquent, painfully honest, and gripping songs about women's lives, poverty, heartbreak, inspiration, and love. Filled with insights on hit songs and less familiar gems, Unlikely Angel covers the full arc of Dolly Parton's career and offers an unprecedented look at the creative force behind the image.

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HBR Guide to Collaborative Teams Audiobook

HBR Guide to Collaborative Teams

Author: Harvard Business Review Narrator: Janet Metzger, Mike Lenz Release Date: August 2021

Break down the barriers to effective collaboration. For cross-functional projects to work, you need to bring together diverse ideas and resources from across your organization. But office politics, conflicting objectives, and lack of clear authority can get in the way. The HBR Guide to Collaborative Teams provides practical tips and advice to help you collaborate more effectively. Whether you're leading your own direct reports or building a talented group from disparate parts of your organization, you'll discover how to align others' goals and skills so you can solve problems as a team and deliver great results. You'll learn to: develop a shared purpose, bust departmental silos, lead employees who don't report to you, overcome conflict and turf wars, prevent collaborative overload and fatigue, and use the right tools for virtual information sharing. Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

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The Partisan Gap: Why Democratic Women Get Elected But Republican Women Don't Audiobook

The Partisan Gap: Why Democratic Women Get Elected But Republican Women Don't

Author: Laurel Elder Narrator: Janet Metzger Release Date: July 2021

Why Democratic women far outnumber Republican women in elective offices From Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren to Stacey Abrams and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, women around the country are running in-and winning-elections at an unprecedented rate. It appears that women are on a steady march toward equal representation across state legislatures and the US Congress, but there is a sharp divide in this representation along party lines. Most of the women in office are Democrats, and the number of elected Republican women has been plunging for decades. In The Partisan Gap, Elder examines why this disparity in women's representation exists, and why it's only going to get worse. Drawing on interviews with female office-holders, candidates, and committee members, she takes a look at what it is like to be a woman in each party. From party culture and ideology, to candidate recruitment and the makeup of regional biases, Elder shows the factors contributing to this harmful partisan gap, and what can be done to address it in the future. The Partisan Gap explores the factors that help, and hinder, women's political representation.

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Doctor Wore Petticoats: Women Physicians of the Old West Audiobook

Doctor Wore Petticoats: Women Physicians of the Old West

Author: Chris Enss Narrator: Janet Metzger Release Date: July 2021

'NO WOMEN NEED APPLY.' These four discouraging words of admonition often greeted female physicians looking for jobs in the frontier-era West. Despite the dire need for medical help, it seemed most trappers, miners, and emigrants would rather suffer and die than be treated by a female doctor. Nevertheless dozens of highly trained women headed West, where they endured hardship and prejudice as they set broken limbs, performed operations, delivered generations of babies-and solidified a place for women in the medical field. Susan La Flesche, the youngest daughter of an Omaha Indian Chief, felt called to medicine when at the age of twelve she saw a woman die because a government-paid doctor was too busy hunting prairie chickens to help. Destitute divorcee Bethenia Owens Adair traded in laundry work for a successful medical practice. Flora Hayward Stanford, the first female doctor in Deadwood, was known to patch up gunfight victims and to treat the likes of Buffalo Bill Cody and Calamity Jane. With a determination and strength of spirit that resonates even today, these incredible women and seven others profiled in The Doctor Wore Petticoats are sure to inspire.

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Leading at a Distance: Practical Lessons for Virtual Success Audiobook

Leading at a Distance: Practical Lessons for Virtual Success

Author: Darleen Derosa, James M. Citrin Narrator: Janet Metzger Release Date: June 2021

Leading at a Distance provides executives with the necessary skills to successfully lead in the new virtual workplace, backed by the research and expertise of global leadership firm Spencer Stuart. Although working remotely is not new, the global pandemic has placed virtual work at the center of everyday life. And it has thrust workforce strategies to the core of business operations globally. As the shift towards large-scale virtual work continues to grow and become a permanent fixture, leaders must understand how to build virtual work environments that foster connected, engaged, and high-performing teams. Although some forward-thinking companies and not-for-profit organizations have made significant investments in technology and virtual collaboration, many others have simply joined the 'Zoom culture' without fully appreciating what it takes to operate effectively at a distance on a sustained basis. Leading at a Distance is a timely, research-based, and highly practical guide for developing and implementing strategies for conducting high-impact virtual work, building trust, and enhancing team unity. Designed to help leaders shape organizational culture remotely, this must-have resource demonstrates how to conduct virtual onboarding for senior leaders, build top teams from a distance, manage accountability in the new virtual environment, and much more.

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Beth and Amy Audiobook

Beth and Amy

Author: Virginia Kantra Narrator: Brittany Pressley, Catherine Taber, Janet Metzger Release Date: May 2021

Four sisters face new beginnings in this heartfelt modern take on Little Women by New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra. Amy March is more like her older sister Jo than she'd like to admit. An up-and-coming designer in New York's competitive fashion industry, ambitious Amy is determined to get out of her sisters' shadows and keep her distance from their North Carolina hometown. But when Jo's wedding forces Amy home, she must face what she really wants…and confront the One Big Mistake that could upend her life and forever change her relationship with Jo. Gentle, unassuming Beth grew up as the good girl of the family. A talented singer-songwriter, she's overcome her painful anxiety to tour with country superstar Colt Henderson. But life on the road has taken its toll on her health and their relationship. Maybe a break to attend her sister's wedding will get her out of her funk. But Beth realizes that what she's looking for and what she needs are two very different things.… With the March women reunited, this time with growing careers and families, they must once again learn to lean on one another as they juggle the changes coming their way.

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I Somehow Survived: Eyewitness Accounts from World War II Audiobook

I Somehow Survived: Eyewitness Accounts from World War II

Author: Klaus G. Forg Narrator: James Anderson Foster, Janet Metzger Release Date: April 2021

The first in a series of books, I Somehow Survived is an extraordinary collection of true stories giving testimony to those who survived World War II. Based on interviews with numerous veterans from across the spectrum of wartime experience, the book documents and reflects upon one of the most gruesome times in history. From anti-partisan warfare in the French mountains and atrocities in East Prussia to the experience of a Norwegian concentration camp, the accounts include rarely heard stories from a range of people caught up in the war. With the distance of time, these survivors have been able to offer new perspectives on their experiences and expose truths they would not have dared admit several decades ago. German Army officers reveal their role in the Vercors and Kiev massacres. A Luftwaffe officer-applicant who never flew describes service on the ground. And a Norwegian woman writes of marrying a German Kriegsmarine while her mother was in a Norwegian concentration camp for political activity and her father was in hiding from the Gestapo. 'I have no objection to your marrying him,' her father told her, 'I just want them to give us our country back.'

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Digital Makeover: How L'Oréal Put People First to Build a Beauty Tech Powerhouse Audiobook

Digital Makeover: How L'Oréal Put People First to Build a Beauty Tech Powerhouse

Author: Béatrice Collin, Marie Taillard Narrator: Janet Metzger Release Date: April 2021

Digital Makeover: How L'Oreal Put People First to Build a Beauty Tech Powerhouse examines L'Oreal's successful people-driven digital transformation. Professors and authors Beatrice Collin and Marie Taillard set out exactly how L'Oreal turned itself into a digital and tech powerhouse by building on its legacy to reimagine relationships inside the company, and with its customers and partners. Digital Makeover comprehensively describes L'Oreal's strategy, including: - Maintaining market leadership in the face of disruption - Believing in the transformative power of the organization, its legacy, and its people - A social-centric approach to beauty tech, ecommerce, and digital services - The company's successful play for market dominance in China Case studies that showcase best practices for digital transformation across sectors Digital Makeover is perfect for anyone interested in business strategy, marketing, or digital transformation, as well as businesspeople and leaders from inside and outside the beauty industry, and belongs on the shelves of anyone with an interest in organizational transformation, management, leadership, and digital strategies.

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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication, Vol. 2 Audiobook

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication, Vol. 2

Author: Harvard Business Review Narrator: Janet Metzger, Rich Miller Release Date: March 2021

Communication underlies every aspect of your business. Make your words matter. Get more of the communication ideas you want, from the authors you trust, with HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication (Vol. 2). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you express your ideas with clarity and impact-whether you're speaking face-to-face or connecting from across the world. With insights from leading experts, this book will inspire you to: rethink how you give feedback to employees; ask questions to encourage learning and the exchange of ideas; invest in the right virtual communication tools for your team or business; establish a language strategy for your company; negotiate effectively with anyone-including liars; and present data more powerfully using visualization.

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The Miracle Collectors: Uncovering Stories of Wonder, Joy, and Mystery Audiobook

The Miracle Collectors: Uncovering Stories of Wonder, Joy, and Mystery

Author: Joan Luise Hill, Katie Mahon Narrator: Janet Metzger Release Date: March 2021

This eye-opening book will teach you how to step back, examine important moments in your life, and recognize the miracles that are constantly occurring all around you. As part of their own spiritual quest, miracle experts, Katie Mahon and Joan Luise Hill, discovered that when we are truly awake and present, miracles abound. It started by sharing their own stories which quickly prompted an unexpected outpouring of stories from others. Stories that had never been told, stories that didn't seem to matter, and stories that had been forgotten. While some defy explanation, others invite us to take a closer look, to discover common ground with each other, and to seek meaning in a whole new way. The stories of courage, forgiveness, gratitude, faith, hope, and love from The Miracle Collectors, allow us to notice and appreciate the miracles that are available to each one of us, while opening us up to a part of the Divine mystery we can absorb and understand. By using Take a Miracle Moment challenge at the end of every chapter you open the path for your own reawakening of the spirit. Perhaps you too will become a miracle collector.

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Of Human Kindness: What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Empathy Audiobook

Of Human Kindness: What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Empathy

Author: Paula Marantz Cohen Narrator: Janet Metzger Release Date: February 2021

While exploring Shakespeare's plays with her students, Paula Marantz Cohen discovered that teaching and discussing his plays unlocked a surprising sense of compassion in the classroom. In this short and illuminating book, she shows how Shakespeare's genius lay with his ability to arouse empathy, even when his characters exist in alien contexts and behave in reprehensible ways. Cohen takes listeners through a selection of Shakespeare's most famous plays, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and The Merchant of Venice, to demonstrate the ways in which Shakespeare thought deeply and clearly about how we treat 'the other.' Cohen argues that only through close reading of Shakespeare can we fully appreciate his empathetic response to race, class, gender, and age. Wise, eloquent, and thoughtful, this book is a forceful argument for literature's power to champion what is best in us.

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Return to Reason: The Science of Thought Audiobook

Return to Reason: The Science of Thought

Author: Scientific American Narrator: Janet Metzger Release Date: February 2021

Why do facts fail to change people's minds? In this audiobook, we examine how we form our beliefs and maintain them with a host of cognitive biases, the difference between intelligence and thinking rationally, and some solutions for how to overcome these obstacles both in reasoning with others and in dealing with our own prejudices.

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