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  2. The Court of Miracles Audiobook The Court of Miracles
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  3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Audiobook The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
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  4. Whiskey Beach Audiobook Whiskey Beach
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  5. The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir Audiobook The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir
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  6. Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons From a Small-Town Obituary Writer Audiobook Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons From a Small-Town Obituary Writer
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  7. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  8. Between the World and Me Audiobook Between the World and Me
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  9. The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A moving testament to the human spirit Audiobook The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A moving testament to the human spirit
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NPR Driveway Moments Moms: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go Audiobook

NPR Driveway Moments Moms: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go

Author: NPR, Npr, Peter Sagal Narrator: Peter Sagal Release Date: March 2009

Stories from the National Public Radio archives celebrate moms and motherhood. Stories so compelling you'll stay in your car to hear them through even if you're sitting in your own driveway. Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal captures your attention with colorful tales for and about moms. Like Madame Defarge from A Tale of Two Cities, Susan Stamberg has often knitted her way through political upheaval. While knitting her first baby blanket, she muses on a political milestone. Storyteller Kevin Kling describes the yearly conflict in Minnesota between Mothers Day and the opening of fishing season. Commentator Gwen Macsai marvels that her childrens standards for motherhood are higher than their own. And comedian Amy Borkowsky shares hilarious messages left on her answering machine by her worrywart mom, including I'm having second thoughts about that little palm-size computer that you bought. You could swallow it and, God forbid, choke….Heard in All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, News & Notes, and other NPR programs, these stories and more are for moms, moms-to-be, and anyone who has ever known or had a mother."

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NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War Audiobook

NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War

Author: NPR Narrator: Neal Conan Release Date: March 2011

NPR captures the battlefield action, the personal struggles, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother (and sometimes sister) and friend against friend. This revealing collection of Civil War stories features gripping history, expert commentary, and unforgettable voices. Contents: Introduction by Neal Conan Manassas/Bull Run Historian Shelby Foote Geraldine Brooks’ Civil War March History of “Dixie” Confederates in the Attic Antietam Viewing the Emancipation Proclamation Gettysburg’s Hallowed Ground Old Army Friends, Divided At Gettysburg Gettysburg Eyewitness Gettysburg Address Read by Sam Waterston Henry Fleming, Reluctantly Wearing the Red Badge Woman Fought Like a Man for Freedom Civil War Reporters Historians Search for Civil War Relics Civil War Relics Tempt Thieves Living History at Lincoln’s Summer Retreat E.L. Doctorow on Sherman and The March April 1865 Letters from Civil War Era Tell the Price of Freedom Iowa in the Civil War What It Means to Be Free The Civil War Still Stirs the Southern Soul Union Soldier Comes Home Appomattox At Ford’s Theatre, Lincoln’s Death Revisited “O Captain! My Captain!” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” the Other National Anthem

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NPR Road Trips: Roadside Attractions: Stories That Take You Away . . . Audiobook

NPR Road Trips: Roadside Attractions: Stories That Take You Away . . .

Author: NPR, Noah Adams, Npr Narrator: Noah Adams Release Date: April 2009

With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them—and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining you've come to expect from NPR. Includes • "Unraveling the Story behind a Big Ball of Twine" • "Backyard Folk" • "Art Thrives in Michigan" • "At Velvet Museum, Get in Touch with Kitsch"

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NPR Laughter Therapy: A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious Audiobook

NPR Laughter Therapy: A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious

Author: NPR Narrator: Peter Sagal Release Date: April 2013

Looking for an alternative to the seriously reliable, soothing yet informative sound of NPR? Try NPR! Prepare to be surprised by this collection of interviews with some of the funniest personalities on the planet, and by the memorable, unbelievable news that delights NPR listeners on the 1st of April each year. Featuring comedy legends and NPR favorites:-Introduction by Peter Sagal-The World According to Stephen Colbert-OK Go's Damian Kulash Crafts Pro Dial-Up Anthem-An Anthropologist Walks Into a Bar-Drew Carey Plays Not My Job-Roaches Drive Comedian to Bunk at Ikea-The Ups and Downs of Paula Poundstone-Phyllis Diller: Still Out for a Laugh-Starbucks' Coffee Pipeline-Joan Rivers Hates You, Herself, and Everyone Else-New York City Preschool Starts DNA Testing for Admission-Mo Rocca's Hard Hitting Look at Presidential Pets-Which Supreme Court Justice Cracks the Most Jokes?-Backstage With Fred Willard and Martin Mull-Dog Talk-Eugene Levy Stays Smart, Even in the Cheapest Gag-Lunacorp to Project Images on the Moon-Mel Brooks, "Unhinged" and Loving It

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Tinsel Tales: Favorite Holiday Stories from NPR Audiobook

Tinsel Tales: Favorite Holiday Stories from NPR

Author: NPR Narrator: Lynn Neary Release Date: November 2010

Ho ho ho! Here's what to listen to while driving to the mall, wrapping gifts, entertaining friends, or relaxing in front of a crackling holiday fire. In Scott Simon's modern version of the Christmas story, Jesus is born in an abandoned factory near Cleveland and the Three Wise Persons bring Chipotle gift cards. Claudia Sanchez gives a Latin accent to "A Visit from St. Nicholas." Barbara Bradley Hagerty explores what Christmas means for the boy choristers of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Hint: Handel.) In a treasured 1974 recording, humorist, author, radio personality, and blacklisting victim John Henry Faulk tells of "the wonderfulest Christmas in the United States of America." A son believed missing in action during WWII is found in time for his family to celebrate the holiday. And a Vietnam veteran tells Weekend Edition Sunday about a "Silent Night" that brought hope to patients in a military hospital. And that's just the star-topped tip of the tree. Each year, listeners tune into NPR for holiday offerings of all kinds: funny, touching, insightful, and surprising. Now anyone can listen anytime to these evergreen delights.

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NPR Favorite Driveway Moments: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go Audiobook

NPR Favorite Driveway Moments: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go

Author: NPR Narrator: Ensemble Cast, Renee Montagne Release Date: September 2009

Hosts and listeners select their favorite stories from the National Public Radio archives, celebrating life, love, hope—and cookies. This eclectic collection gathers all-time “driveway moment” favorites, including some suggested by listeners themselves. These literate, intelligent, profoundly touching stories are worth hearing over and over again, and now you don’t have to stay in your car. What is a Driveway MomentSM? Maybe it’s happened to you as it has to countless others. . . . You’re driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself in your driveway (or parking space or parking garage). Rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car to hear the piece to the end. It’s a Driveway Moment. The NPR Driveway Moments Series collects these “best of” stories so that you are never more than a “play” away from a Driveway Moment. Contents: Introduction by Renée Montagne A Daughter’s Dance Brings Dad Joy Robert Krulwich and the 5-Dollar Bill Complexities of Modern Love in the Digital Age Kathy Griffin’s Life: All D-List, Even This Interview Murals Depict Power of Law and Justice Former KKK Member Converts to Judaism Growing Up, Aging Out: The End of Foster Care This I Believe: Stray Cat Interrupts Tough Prison Culture Sarajevo Pets On September 11, Paper Memories Fell From Sky Breaking the Color Barrier StoryCorps: Launching a Life with $10 and a Dream Cookie Monster Visits NPR A ‘Great Rescue’ in Heavy Traffic StoryCorps: Andes Or Bust: An In-Flight Wardrobe Malfunction William Wegman’s Weimaraners A Big Ballgame for a Small Town Heartbreaking Reports from a Devastated City Re-creating Afghanistan: Returning to Istalif

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NPR Road Trips: Fairs and Festivals: Stories That Take You Away . . . Audiobook

NPR Road Trips: Fairs and Festivals: Stories That Take You Away . . .

Author: NPR Narrator: Noah Adams Release Date: June 2012

Step right up as the gates swing open at fairgrounds across the USA. This delightful collection explores the unique joys of the public gatherings that take place in cities and small towns, when people of all stripes and sizes meet to gawk at cows, ponder seed art, get hypnotized, compete in husband-calling contests, and eat virtually anything on a stick. Farming, food, politics, parades, shilling, glad-handing, people-watching, and silliness are celebrated here. If you've been to a fair or festival, you'll love this collection. If you haven't, here's what you've been missing. Contents: -Introduction by Noah Adams -Garrison Keillor at the Minnesota State Fair -Postcard: Texas State Fair -A Break from Politics at the County Fair -Hard Work, Some Play at the Iowa State Fair -Swine Bring "Olympig" Racing to County Fairs -Postcard: Collectibles at the Fair -"Lovey" Replaces "Sooey" in Husband -Calling Contest -The Minnesota State Fair on a Stick -Voices from the National Cornbread Festival -Iowa's Butter Cow Lady -Competitive Wood Chopping in West Virginia -Mountain View Folk Festival -Melvin the Human Blockhead -The Phelps of Food Canning -The Funnel Cake King -On the Midway: A Fairbanks Carnival -Lost and Found Sound: Carnival Talkers

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NPR More Funniest Driveway Moments: Radio Stories that Won't Let You Go Audiobook

NPR More Funniest Driveway Moments: Radio Stories that Won't Let You Go

Author: NPR Narrator: Robert Krulwich Release Date: September 2010

Most NPR listeners have experienced at least one “driveway moment”: You’re so captivated by a story, interview, or essay you’re hearing on the radio that you sit in your driveway, motor running, to hear it all the way through. Even if the ice cream is melting in the trunk. The latest collection of this best-selling series features memorable tales, bits, and commentary from NPR favorites, regulars, and guests. Smartly chosen, sincerely hilarious, this collection will leave you in stitches. Contents: Joan Rivers: Outrageous and Outspoken as Ever Harry Shearer: ‘Now You See It’ Harry Shearer: Sammy the Flame-Resistant Salmon Comedy Writing: How To Be Funny The (Wacky) World According to John Hodgman At Climate Conference, Hot Air Reigns Dave Barry’s Science Fair Tricks Brian Williams on Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! Snoring Does Not Get in the Way of Love Kevin Kling Returns Carol Burnett, Still Glad For ‘This Time Together’ Tim Conway Delivers Laughs Without an Apology Mehlman’s Famous Actors Tour of Los Angeles A Rejection Letter Template What’s America’s Funniest Joke? Robert Earl Keen Plays “Not My Job” Bob and Ray, Masters of the Subtle Spoof Powerball Dreams Jane Lynch, TV’s New Queen of Mean Wedding Season Can Be Trying My Child, the Prodigy—and Other Punch Lines Advice for New Fathers Tom Bodett: You’ve Been Warned

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NPR Road Trips: Family Vacations Audiobook

NPR Road Trips: Family Vacations

Author: NPR Narrator: Noah Adams Release Date: April 2010

With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them—and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way you’ve come to expect from NPR. We all have memories of family vacations—some successful, some less so, and some gone terribly awry. When it comes to reporting colorful, compelling tales of family vacations, no one does it better than National Public Radio. Originally heard on All Things Considered and Morning Edition, the stories gathered here are entertaining, provocative and moving. Like Laura Lorson’s “Hard-Earned Lessons from the Family Road Trip,” in which she recalls endless hours in a hot car, eating junk food and listening to AM radio. And “Setting Sail with Family, Imperfections in Tow,” Marion Winik’s account of a not-so-perfect family reunion at sea. And “Family Camping,” in which commentator Joel Achenbach points out that camping is a serious sport. NPR knows that everyone has a dream vacation, but many of us are settling for economic-reality vacations. So Tom Goldman asks, “Who Needs a Fancy Cruise If You’ve Got Inner Tubes?” And when Robert Smith learns the price of Broadway tickets to The Little Mermaid ($121 each!), he takes a more frugal route, piling the family into his Honda Civic and heading to the drive-in. Warmly remembered, richly detailed, these stories invite you to share in the journey of others—and may inspire you to plan your own. Contents: Introduction by Noah Adams Hard-Learned Lessons from the Family Road Trip Family Camping Educational Vacations The History of the Vacation The Low-Cost Glories of the Drive-In Theater Pink Jeep Chronicles Taking the Great American Road Trip, Google-Style A Summer Outing to Chincoteague Island Who Needs a Fancy Cruise If You’ve Got Inner Tubes? Pirates of the Caribbean The Discomfort Zone Setting Sail with Family, Imperfections in Tow Memories of Going on Staycation Lost and Found Sound: A Partridge Family Vacation

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NPR Laughter Therapy: Funny for a Living Audiobook

NPR Laughter Therapy: Funny for a Living

Author: NPR Narrator: Ophira Eisenberg Release Date: September 2014

This extended session of Laughter Therapy explores the history of all things funny, presenting a cornucopia of comedy from the pioneers of vaudeville and the silent film era, to the wildly creative innovators that transformed television in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, to the modern practitioners that continue to bend the boundaries of comedy today. Chronically serious? Prepare to be cured by this collection of revealing profiles and interviews with some of the funniest personalities ever. Featuring: -Charlie Chaplin -Buster Keaton -Groucho Marx -Sid Caesar -Ernie Kovacs -Bob and Ray -Imogene Coca -Mel Brooks -Carl Reiner -Bob Newhart -Jonathan Winters -Bill Cosby -Phyllis Diller -Joan Rivers -Jerry Seinfeld -Conan O’Brien -Amy Poehler -Margaret Cho -Jim Gaffigan -Sarah Silverman

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NPR Sound Treks: Adventures: Breathtaking Stories from Nature's Extremes Audiobook

NPR Sound Treks: Adventures: Breathtaking Stories from Nature's Extremes

Author: NPR Narrator: Jon Hamilton Release Date: June 2010

Experience a refreshing adrenaline rush on this NPR guided tour of the ultimate in outdoor fun: Whether whitewater rafting on the Hudson River, mountain climbing in the Himalayas, kayaking in Alaska, airboarding in Oregon’s Cascade mountains, or bungee jumping in Australia, each story is an amazing sound adventure—and a great escape. The NPR Sound Treks series features outstanding audio documentaries, stories, and commentary from the NPR archives. Each volume features sounds from nature, insights from experts and others who love the outdoor experience (naturalists, zoologists, biologists, adventurers, even a cowgirl), and vivid storytelling that captures the excitement of the wilderness. Contents: Introduction by Jon Hamilton Racing for Adventure in Borneo The Unger Report: Indoor Skydiving Leaping Down Under Sliders: Racing Down Berkeley’s Steep Hills Braving the Badwater Ultramarathon Air Boarding: Surfing the Slopes, Belly-First Whitewater Rafting on New York’s Hudson River Rock Climber Chris Sharma Chases Next “King Line” Kayaking in Alaska Climbing Blind in the Himalayas

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Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! The Best of Audiobook

Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! The Best of

Author: NPR Narrator: Carl Kasell, Peter Sagal Release Date: February 2012

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program. Each week on the radio listeners test their knowledge against a panel of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world: Adam Felber; Roy Blount, Jr.; Paula Poundstone; Mo Rocca; Roxanne Roberts; Charlie Pierce; and others. This two-disk set features highlights from the popular "Not My Job" segment of the show, during which celebrity guest contestants answer questions on topics unrelated to their particular area of expertise and compete for the ultimate prize: NPR veteran announcer Carl Kasell's voice on a lucky listener's answering machine. Contents: -Barack Obama -Terry Gross -Major Robert Bateman -Lee Smith -Harold Ramis -Penn Jillette -Janeane Garofalo -Brian Williams -Ken Jennings -Sarah Silverman -Tom Hanks -Tom & Ray Magliozzi

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