832Titles Found
Show per page
View as:GridList
Search Results for Letter: O
Filter Title By: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Filter your results by adjusting the release date: Currently Inactive
Filter
Adjust Time Span:
6 mo
1 year
2 years
5 years
  • Outsiders, The
    Outsiders, The Janet Clark
    Narrator:
    Nick Podehl
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    The CliffsNotes study guide on Hinton's The Outsiders supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, a graphical character map, critical commentaries, expanded glossaries, and a comprehensive index, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work. This study guide was written with the assumption that you have read The Outsiders. Reading a literary work doesn’t mean that you immediately grasp the major themes and devices used by the author; this study guide will help supplement your reading to be sure you get all you can from Hinton's The Outsiders. CliffsNotes Review tests your comprehension of the original text and reinforces learning with questions and answers, practice projects, and more. For further information on Hinton's The Outsiders, check out the CliffsNotes Resource Center at www.cliffsnotes.com. IN THIS AUDIOBOOK • Learn about the Life and Background of the author • Hear an Introduction to The Outsiders • Explore themes, character development, and recurring images in the Critical Commentaries • Learn new words from the Glossary at the end of each Chapter • Examine in-depth Character Analyses • Acquire an understanding of The Outsiders with Critical Essays • Reinforce what you learn to further your study online at www.cliffsnotes.com
  • Outsiders, The
    Outsiders, The William N. Thorndike Jr.
    Narrator:
    Brian Troxell
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    'It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different.' —John Templeton. What makes a successful CEO? Most people call to mind a familiar definition: a seasoned manager with deep industry expertise. Others might point to the qualities of today's so-called celebrity CEOs charisma, virtuoso communication skills, and a confident management style. But what really matters when you run an organization? What is the hallmark of exceptional CEO performance? Quite simply, it is the returns for the shareholders of that company over the long term. In this refreshing, counterintuitive audiobook, author Will Thorndike brings to bear the analytical wisdom of a successful career in investing, closely evaluating the performance of companies and their leaders. You will meet eight individualistic CEOs whose firms' average returns outperformed the S&P 500 by a factor of twenty—in other words, an investment of $10,000—with each of these CEOs, on average, would have been worth over $1.5 million twenty-five years later. You may not know all their names, but you will recognize their companies: General Cinema, Ralston Purina, The Washington Post Company, Berkshire Hathaway, General Dynamics, Capital Cities Broadcasting, TCI, and Teledyne. In The Outsiders, you'll learn the traits and methods striking for their consistency and relentless rationality that helped these unique leaders achieve such exceptional performance. Humble, unassuming, and often frugal, these 'outsiders' shunned Wall Street and the press, and shied away from the hottest new management trends. Instead, they shared specific traits that put them and the companies they led on winning trajectories: a laser-sharp focus on per share value as opposed to earnings or sales growth; an exceptional talent for allocating capital and human resources; and the belief that cash flow, not reported earnings, determines a company's long-term value. Drawing on years of research and experience, Thorndike tells eye-opening stories, extracting lessons and revealing a compelling alternative model for anyone interested in leading a company or investing in one and reaping extraordinary returns.
  • Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, The
    Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes, The Gerard Kelly
    Narrator:
    Simon Shepherd
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    This compilation, comprising a Baker's (Street) Dozen of his adventures, re-creates the gas-lit, fog-enshrouded world of Victorian London as once more Sherlock Holmes urges, 'Come, Watson, the game is afoot!'
  • Outstanding Organization, The
    Outstanding Organization, The Karen Martin
    Narrator:
    Karen Martin
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    Winner of The Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award!After two decades in the trenches of helping companies design and build better, more efficient operations, Karen Martin has pinpointed why performance improvement programs usually fail: Chaos, the sneaky but powerful force that frustrates customers, keeps business leaders awake at night, and saps company morale.In The Outstanding Organization, Karen offers a toolbox for combating chaos by creating the organizational conditions that will allow your improvement efforts to return greater gains.Proven, practical, and surprisingly simple, Karen’s system focuses on four key behaviors for organizational excellence—Clarity, Focus, Discipline, Engagement—that, once instilled into a company’s DNA, open the door to sustainable growth and profit. This well-organized, inviting-to-read guide reveals everything you need to know about:How the lack of clarity and focus adds millions of dollars of unnecessary labor expense and slows progress on all frontsHow you can gain a competitive edge by adopting the type of disciplined behaviors typically found in the military, science, law enforcement, sports, and the artsWhy you should stop worrying about employee satisfaction—and start concerning yourself with employee engagementWhy adopting various improvement approaches without building a foundation for success won’t solve your problems—and will likely create more chaosAlthough you don’t like the chaos that you’re currently coping with, you’ve probably come to accept it. You don’t have to if you follow the path Karen lays out.This no-nonsense book helps you get to the crux of the problem, so you can inject the sensible, disciplined calm that enables the levels of performance and innovation mandated by today’s business environment—and help your organization become truly outstanding.
  • Outtakes
    Outtakes Tibby Armstrong
    Narrator:
    Noah Michael Levine
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    After actor Kit Harris tells the world he's gay, life isn't all cupcakes and rainbow flags. It's decidedly less tasty and a lot less colorful. Coming out might not have been the best thing for a Hollywood career or a high-profile love life. Try as he might, rising star Jeremy Ash can't seem to stir Kit's interest long enough to heal his bruised ego or fragile heart. Complicating matters, a celebrity chef enters with plans to cook up a new angle on Kit's career. Jeremy's worried Kit's going off half baked or, worse, turning up the heat on a new relationship. Either way, Jeremy knows the situation is a recipe for disaster if he and Kit can't come up with the ingredients to love.
  • Outthink the Competition
    Outthink the Competition Kaihan Krippendorff
    Narrator:
    Mark Ashby
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    A Fast Company blogger and former McKinsey consultant profiles the next generation business strategists: the 'Outthinkers' 'Outthinkers' are entrepreneurs and corporate leaders with a new playbook. They see opportunities others ignore, challenge dogma others accept as truth, rally resources others cannot influence, and unleash new strategies that disrupt their markets. Outthink the Competition proves that business competition is undergoing a fundamental paradigm shift and that during such revolutions, outthinkers beat traditionalists. Outthink the Competition presents stories of breakthrough companies like Apple, Google, Vistaprint, and Rosetta Stone whose stunning performances defy traditional explanation and will inspire readers to outthink the competition. Core concepts in the book include: Discover the Eight Dimensions of Disruption Learn to play by the Outthinker Playbook Develop the Five Habits of the Outthinker Implement the Outthinker Process It's time to buck tradition in order to stay ahead. Outthink the competition and uncover opportunities hiding in plain sight. The accompanying reference guide is included as a PDF on this disc.
  • Outwitting Squirrels
    Outwitting Squirrels Bill Adler Jr.
    Narrator:
    Brian Troxell
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    Bird-loving Americans share a common problem: squirrels! These fast, greedy, incredibly crafty, fluffy-tailed rodents pillage birdfeeders before owners' very eyes. For 25 years Outwitting Squirrels has been leading the charge to help bird lovers defend their feeders. This classic defense manual for the besieged birder has been fully updated to deal with the more tech-savvy 21st-century squirrel. It provides 101 cunning strategies, both serious and hilarious, for outsmarting these furry but not so cute creatures. Adler discusses the different bird personalities and the best seed to attract them. He rates birdfeeders based upon how squirrel-proof or squirrel-vexing they are and discusses creative antisquirrel structures and devices. Spooker poles, Perrier bottles, baffled fishing line, Teflon spray, Vaseline, water bombs, cayenne pepper, and Nixalite - the author has tried them all, and here he regales intrepid bird feeders with his squirrel-thwarting adventures and misadventures.
  • Outworld Cats
    Outworld Cats Jack Lovejoy
    Narrator:
    John McLain
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    When two alien cats are stranded in a U.N. communication station in Earth orbit, they're captured by saboteurs who work for an industrial magnate. But the telepathic cats easily escape their captors once they've landed on Earth. Now they must help derail the industrial mogul's plan to bring down the entire space industry.
  • Over the Edge
    Over the Edge Meredith Wild
    Narrator:
    Victor Bevine
    Stephanie Wyles
    Lance Greenfield
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    Olivia Bridge has always been a good girl - good grades, good friends, and a good job that her wealthy parents handed her. Desperate to carve out a life that is truly hers, Liv walks away from it all and takes on the challenge of helping her brothers open a chain of fitness centers in New York City. Just as she's beginning to find her footing in a new place, she's caught between two men who couldn't be more determined to turn all her goodness inside out. Will Donovan has the capital to make the Bridge brothers' entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Taking their uptight sister to bed seems a reasonable perk for the risk. Liv is the smartest, sexiest prude Will's ever met, and he can't wait to break her down. Life is too short for Ian Savo to play by anyone's rules. Sharing women with his best friend isn't anything new, so when Will introduces him to Liv, he can't wait to get a taste. But falling for the same girl, or falling at all, was never in the plans.
  • Over the Edge
    Over the Edge Michael Fleeman
    Narrator:
    Michael Braun
    Release Date:
    10/16/2018
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    He Called It A Tragic Accident.On a May evening in 1998, the idyllic marriage of wealthy Lake Tahoe couple Peter and Rinette Bergna ended in a crush of metal as their truck plunged 800 feet down a Sierra-Nevada mountainside. Peter was thrown from the vehicle and lived. Rinette, strapped in her seat, died on impact. In time, the grieving widower would meet a new woman, and put the tragic past behind him. Two-and-a-half years later, his life took another fateful turn... Authorities Called It A Crime.Bergna, esteemed art appraiser and son of one of California's most prominent attorneys, was indicted for the murder of his wife. Was Rinette's death really an accident-or deliberate homicide to free a controlling killer from a financially and emotionally trying marriage? The contradictory twists and turns of the case resulted in a hung jury. But it was the second trial that would yield even more surprises as a divided community waited for the final stunning verdict.
  • Over the Line
    Over the Line Cindy Gerard
    Narrator:
    Alastair Haynesbridge
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    'Sweet Baby Jane' Perkins has carved out a mega-selling reputation as rock's favorite bad girl. But her hard-living, tough-talking image can't prevent the sharp dose of reality that hits home when her estranged mother is killed in a car accident. As bizarre coincidences escalate in her own life, Janey grows certain that someone is watching her every move, and it's not one of her adoring fans. Since leaving the Army Rangers six months ago, Jason Wilson has been adrift, a warrior without a war. Now he's taken his first civilian assignment for his army buddy's security firm: protecting a rock diva on her sold-out tour. Far from being a spoiled star, Janey is a revelation - sweet, modest, and incredibly sexy. Their friendship is turning to mutual, heated desire, but it's a distraction that could cost them more than their hearts. Drawn into the depths of a deadly secret, they'll face off against a killer growing more ruthless every day, and Jase will discover just how far he'll go to protect an explosive passion he never expected.
  • Over the Moon
    Over the Moon Hailey Edwards
    Narrator:
    Brittany Pressley
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    Dell has persuaded the Bloodless army to fight alongside her pack in Butler, but she still has to get there. Halfway home, the rift detonates, blasting out a magic surge that sweeps across the globe, frying electronics and spells alike. Leaving her with no way to get home except on her own two - or four - feet. Dangerous times demand equally lethal alliances, and she has to make a risky deal if she wants to reach the front lines before it's too late. The bargain grants an ancient fae power over her, a hold she vowed no man would ever have on her again, but freedom requires sacrifice. As the threshold between Earth and Faerie erodes, humans and supernaturals alike are in danger of being erased as the fae seek to claim this world as their own. This is the moment when new legends arise and old gods fall, when fates unspool and futures unravel, when battles are won and lives are lost. The war isn't just coming. It's here.
  • Over the Sea
    Over the Sea Sherwood Smith
    Narrator:
    Emma Galvin
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    When Sherwood Smith was eight-years-old, she had dreams about a girl queen who traveled between worlds, looking for girls who loved adventure. Clair came to Earth, where she found CJ, and adopted her as her princess best friend. One of her jobs was to serve as leader for Clair's gang of girls, as they encountered villains who thought it would be easy to take a kingdom away from a mere kid. From the shadowy Kwenz, a powerful mage with a very wicked past, to the usurper Glotulae and her son Prince Jonnicake, who in their ridiculous way were just as determined to boot Clair out, there were plenty of chances for adventure. And mystery, like why did kids from other times and worlds show up every now and then? These are the early stories, how Clair found her gang of girls, and how 'the M girls' developed the fine art of the Duel to the Pie.
  • Over the Top
    Over the Top Zig Ziglar
    Narrator:
    Zig Ziglar
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    You Have What It Takes to Go Over the Top!Drawing on forty years as a world-class motivational speaker and author, Ziglar identifies and outlines in his best-selling Over the Top precisely how to achieve what people desire most from life—to be happy, healthy, and reasonably prosperous and secure. As Ziglar delves into the hows and whys of living life with values, character, honesty, integrity, and sensitivity, you’ll learn to be more at peace with yourself and accomplish more with your skills and abilities.Over the Top will persuade you to develop what you have in order to be the best you can be. What you can do just may be astonishing!A talented author and speaker, Zig Ziglar has an appeal that transcends barriers of age, culture, and occupation. His client list includes thousands of small and mid-sized businesses, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, churches, and non-profit associations. Since 1970, he has traveled around the world delivering powerful life-improvement messages and encouraging individuals to change and grow.
  • Over Time
    Over Time Frank Deford
    Narrator:
    Frank Deford
    Learn More
    Synopsis
    Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Deford's remarkable career, in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium. Deford joined Sports Illustrated in 1962, fresh, and fresh out of Princeton. In 1990, he was Editor-in-Chief of The National Sports Daily, one of the most ambitious and ill-fated projects in the history of American print journalism. But then, he's endured: writing ten novels, winning an Emmy (not to mention being a fabled Lite Beer All-Star), and last week he read something like his fourteen-hundredth commentary on NPR's Morning Edition. 'From the Mad Men-like days of SI in the 60s, and the bush' years of the early NBA, to Deford's visit to apartheid South Africa with Arthur Ashe, and his friend's brave and tragic death, Over Time is packed with intriguing people and stories. Interwoven through his personal history, Deford lovingly traces the entire arc of American sports writing from the lurid early days of the Police Gazette, through Grantland Rice and Red Smith and on up to ESPN. This is a wonderful, inspired audiobook equal parts funny and touching a treasure for sports fans. Just like Frank Deford.
832Titles Found
Show per page

Audiobook Publishing at Its Best