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'Tis: A Memoir Audiobook

'Tis: A Memoir

Author: Frank McCourt Narrator: Frank McCourt Release Date: September 1999

Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by listeners everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely has a book so swiftly found its place on the literary landscape. And now we have 'Tis, the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at the Biltmore Hotel, where he immediately encounters the vivid hierarchies of this "classless country," and then is drafted into the army and is sent to Germany to train dogs and type reports. It is Frank's incomparable voice -- his uncanny humor and his astonishing ear for dialogue -- that renders these experiences spellbinding. When Frank returns to America in 1953, he works on the docks, always resisting what everyone tells him, that men and women who have dreamed and toiled for years to get to America should "stick to their own kind" once they arrive. Somehow, Frank knows that he should be getting an education, and though he left school at fourteen, he talks his way into New York University. There, he falls in love with the quintessential Yankee, long-legged and blond, and tries to live his dream. But it is not until he starts to teach -- and to write -- that Frank finds his place in the world. The same vulnerable but invincible spirit that captured the hearts of listeners in Angela's Ashes comes of age. Frank McCourt's 'Tis is one of the most eagerly-awaited audiobooks of our time, and it is a masterpiece.

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'Young Man - You'll Never Die' Audiobook

'Young Man - You'll Never Die'

Author: Merton Naydler Narrator: Roger Clark Release Date: November 2018

Merton Naydler joined the RAF at the age of nineteen and served for the next six years until May 1946. He flew Spitfires and Hurricanes during a tour of duty that took him to North Africa, Burma, and Malaya. This well-written and extremely entertaining memoir portrays wartime life in the desert environment where sand and flies and life under canvas made living and flying a daunting experience. When the author was posted to Burma he was filled with "a deep and genuine dread." After a long uncomfortable trip he joined 11 Squadron and was now faced with Japanese Zeroes in combat over dense tropical jungle rather than Bf 109s over a barren desert terrain. "Daytime flying was hot as hell, the humidity intense"-the author's description of his new posting that goes on to describe life in "Death Valley," named because of the likeliness of falling victim to tropical disease rather than enemy aircraft. This is the story of a sergeant pilot who learned his trade the hard way, in action over Africa and then honed his combat skills in the skies over Japanese-held tropical forests where he was eventually commissioned.

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(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living Audiobook

(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living

Author: Mark Greenside Narrator: Richard Poe Release Date: February 2020

Every year upon arriving in Plobien, the small Breton town where he spends his summers, American writer Mark Greenside picks back up where he left off with his faux-pas-filled Francophile life. Mellowed and humbled, but not daunted (OK, slightly daunted), he faces imminent concerns: What does he cook for a French person? Who has the right-of-way when entering or exiting a roundabout? Where does he pay for a parking ticket? And most dauntingly of all, when can he touch the tomatoes? Despite the two decades that have passed since Greenside's snap decision to buy a house in Brittany and begin a bi-continental life, the quirks of French living still manage to confound him. Continuing the journey begun in his 2009 memoir about beginning life in France, (Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living details Greenside's daily adventures in his adopted French home, where the simplest tasks are never straightforward but always end in a great story. Through some hits and lots of misses, he learns the rules of engagement, how he gets what he needs-which is not necessarily what he thinks he wants-and how to be grateful and thankful when (especially when) he fails, which is more often than he can believe. Introducing the English-speaking world to the region of Brittany in the tradition of Peter Mayle's homage to Provence, Mark Greenside's first book, I'll Never Be French, continues to be among the bestselling books about the region today. Experienced Francophiles and armchair travelers alike will delight in this new chapter exploring the practical and philosophical questions of French life, vividly brought to life by Greenside's humor and affection for his community.

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(un)Broken: Songs My Father Taught Me Audiobook

(un)Broken: Songs My Father Taught Me

Author: Tatiana Cameron Narrator: Tatiana Cameron Release Date: July 2020

In this multimedia memoir, the author uses a unique blend of storytelling, poetry, diary entries, music and photography to write about turning the anxiety of an artist's block into a safe space. This is how she was able to dig deep into the anxiety, and, with the guidance of her therapist, allow each song she records (for an album she wasn't planning to make), to bring her healing but also an unexpected resolution. “Tatiana (Tajci) Cameron is a portrait in vulnerability and authenticity. I am overjoyed that she is sharing the fruits of her transformative journey in this multi-media feast of expressive arts! She beautifully shares from the depths of her heart, seamlessly weaving in stories, photographs, songs and deep spiritual reflections. Step in and accept this invitation to dance with Tajci’s loving spirit! I thank Tajci for the gift of her humanity to us all.”  - Dr. Jamie Marich, clinical trauma specialist, author, expressive artist, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness

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10 Seconds That Changed My Life Audiobook

10 Seconds That Changed My Life

Author: Iain M. Macleod Narrator: Toni Frutin Release Date: March 2021

“Thursday, June 15, 2017, will be embedded in my memory forever,” says author Iain MacLeod. “I greeted the summer day eager to face the world with my usual free-spirited independence, and ended the day lying in the Intensive Care unit of a hospital in Aberdeen, Scotland, with a ventilating tube down my throat. Billions of people get out of bed every day without any problem, and that had been true my entire life despite being a wheelchair user with Cerebral Palsy since the age of three. But when I got out of bed that fateful morning, everything went horribly wrong.” In his book 10 Seconds That Changed My Life, Iain inspires with his realistic, heartfelt writing and original poems of his beloved Scotland. He captures the various stages of his hospital experience as well as his personal journey through joy and sorrow, frustration and elation, and the reality of coming home to a new normal. By writing and publishing this book, he hopes to encourage those with special needs to never give up, and to always remember that they are able, not disabled, and have unique abilities to share with the world.

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10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Se Audiobook

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Se

Author: Dan Harris Narrator: Dan Harris Release Date: March 2014

Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable. After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had both propelled him through the ranks of a hyper-competitive business and also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out. We all have a voice in our head. It's what has us losing our temper unnecessarily, checking our email compulsively, eating when we're not hungry, and fixating on the past and the future at the expense of the present. Most of us would assume we're stuck with this voice - that there's nothing we can do to rein it in - but Harris stumbled upon an effective way to do just that. It's a far cry from the miracle cures peddled by the self-help swamis he met; instead, it's something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation. After learning about research that suggests meditation can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain, Harris took a deep dive into the underreported world of CEOs, scientists, and even marines who are now using it for increased calm, focus, and happiness. 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America's spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.

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100 Days of Darkness and Light Audiobook

100 Days of Darkness and Light

Author: Rafael Nasser Robert Peng Narrator: Robert Peng Release Date: September 2018

This audiobook represents Part 1 of the book, The Master Key, Qigong Secrets for Vitality, Love, and Wisdom, published by Sounds True. This audiobook describes Qigong Master Robert Peng’s intriguing life story including his adventures with his Master Xiao Yao, who trained him secretly in China during the Cultural Revolution. Robert Peng offers the listener an engaging look at the process he underwent to awaken his own extraordinary spiritual gifts and healing power, his journey on how he started as a sickly boy to become a world renowned Qigong Master. Chapter 1: The Mysterious Mr. Tan *The legendary monk Xiao Yao *The boiler room attendant Chapter 2: At a Crossroads *My adventures with Shifu Tan *The rainbow tree Chapter 3: One Hundred Days of Darkness and Light *Biguan in the dark chamber *Perfect peace *Follower of the truth Chapter 4: University Days *Becoming Robert Peng *Teaching English and teaching Qigong Chapter 5: My World Opens Up *Hainan Island *Be Xiao Yao Epilogue: The Six “No Worries”

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100 Dioses del Olimpo: De niños a superhéroes Audiobook

100 Dioses del Olimpo: De niños a superhéroes

Author: Alberto Lati Narrator: Alberto Lati, Ricardo Correa Release Date: February 2020

¿Cómo surgieron las mayores estrellas de los Juegos Olímpicos? Sus orígenes e inicios. Todos los obstáculos a los que se sobrepusieron. Su vida antes de la gloria. La infancia de los dioses del Olimpo. Simone Biles en adopción, Michael Phelps detestando la piscina, Usain Bolt negándose a competir por miedo a perder, Nadia Comaneci detectada en un recreo de la escuela, Yelena Isinbáyeva deprimida porque su estatura la hizo dejar la gimnasia. Historias y anécdotas fascinantes detrás de cada uno de estos portentos de los Juegos Olímpicos.

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100 genios del balón: De niños a cracks Audiobook

100 genios del balón: De niños a cracks

Author: Alberto Lati Narrator: Alberto Lati, Ricardo Correa Release Date: January 2019

¿Cómo surgieron los mayores genios del balón? Sus orígenes e inicios. Todos los obstáculos a los que se sobrepusieron. Su vida antes de la gloria. La infancia de los cracks. Pelé vendiendo cacahuates para tener un balón, Maradona dominando una naranja por Villa Fiorito, Cruyff pidiendo a su madre que cosiera una franja roja a su playera para que pareciera del Ajax, Garrincha dormido en una fábrica, Cristiano Ronaldo escapando al gimnasio de madrugada, Messi entrando a la cancha por presión de su abuela. Historias y anécdotas fascinantes detrás de cada crack.

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100 quotes about war Audiobook

100 quotes about war

Author: John Mac Narrator: Stuart Walker Release Date: December 2015

We have selected for you 100 great quotes about war. While some see war as a universal and ancestral aspect of human nature, others argue that it is only a result of specific socio-cultural or ecological circumstances. According to Conway W. Henderson, "one source claims that 14,500 wars have taken place between 3500 BC and the late 20th century, costing 3.5 billion lives, leaving only 300 years of peace". So everyone should at least think about this subject, and be prepared to be concerned directly or indirectly by this question, war. A great quote is very similar to a great thinking and a small poem. It can encapsulate a large web of ideas, thoughts, reflections, emotions in a few words. The reader of a great quote is forced to think about what he just heard. He has to think about those words and what they mean. An excellent quote requires the reader  to pause to contemplate the real meaning and poetry of a few words. A great thought reaches a  level of universality. Quotes hit hard into the essence of being human. The right quote can help us to see some invisible meanings of things oor subjects. The range of authors of those 100 quotes about war is very wide : from Mark Twain to Winston Churchill, from Sun Tzu, of course, to Marcus Aurelius, Plato, Voltaire, Mahatma Gandhi, from Caius Iulius Caesar to General Patton.

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100 quotes by Abraham Lincoln Audiobook

100 quotes by Abraham Lincoln

Author: Abraham Lincoln Narrator: Paul Spera Release Date: January 2017

Abraham Lincoln has been consistently ranked as among the greatest U.S. presidents. He was a political genius, managing to preserve the Union and modernize economy while leading the United States through its bloodiest war, and perhaps the greatest crisis it would have to face. Among his many feats, Lincoln is widely remembered for having paved the way for the abolition of slavery, before his assassination in 1865. These 100 quotes have been selected to introduce you to one of the greatest political minds that lived, in an efficient and convenient format.

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100 quotes by Albert Einstein Audiobook

100 quotes by Albert Einstein

Author: Albert Einstein Narrator: Paul Spera Release Date: January 2017

Albert Einstein is widely considered as one of the greatest minds that ever lived. He developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics alongside quantum mechanics, and penned the world's most famous equation, E=mc². He was an immense scientist and thinker, and his work is also renowned for its influence on the philosophy of science. As an authentic genius, he was also full of humor; these 100 quotes have been carefully selected to introduce you to his character and witticism in a convenient and efficient format.

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