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2020 Audie Award Finalists on RBdigital
FINALIST: BUSINESS/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World written and narrated by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall
Your organization’s culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. People’s competencies should be measured and their weaknesses shored up. People crave feedback. These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they’re lies. As Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall show in this provocative, inspiring book, there are some big lies—distortions, faulty assumptions, wrong thinking—running through our organizational lives. But there are those who can get past the lies and discover what’s real.
FINALIST: NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR OR AUTHORS
Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future written and narrated by Pete Buttigieg
A mayor’s inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal. Once described by the Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-eight-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation’s most visionary politicians. While Washington reels with scandal, Shortest Way Home interweaves two once-unthinkable success stories: that of an Afghanistan veteran who came out and found love and acceptance, all while in office, and that of a Rust Belt city so thoroughly transformed that it shatters the way we view America’s so-called flyover country.
Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal, narrated by L.J. Ganser
New York Times bestselling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions. Mama’s Last Hug opens with the dramatic farewell between Mama, a dying 59-year-old chimpanzee matriarch, and biologist Jan van Hooff. This heartfelt final meeting of two longtime friends, widely shared as a video, offers a window into how deep and instantly recognizable these bonds can be.
FINALIST: SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
Kabu Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor, narrated by Yetide Badaki
Kabu kabu—unregistered illegal Nigerian taxis—generally get you where you need to go. Nnedi Okorafor’s Kabu Kabu, however, takes the listener to exciting, fantastic, magical, occasionally dangerous, and always imaginative locations you didn’t know you needed. This debut short story collection by an award-winning author includes notable previously published material, a new novella cowritten with New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster, six additional original stories, and a brief foreword by Whoopi Goldberg.How to Access RBdigital AudiobooksMake sure you have the RBdigital app to access your audiobooks on the go!
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