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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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The Slaves of the Churches: A History Audiobook

The Slaves of the Churches: A History

Author: Mary E. Sommar Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: November 2020

In recent years, stories of religious universities and institutions grappling with their slave-owning past have made headlines in the news. People find it shocking that the Church itself could have been involved in such a sordid business. This timely book, the result of many years of research, is a study of the origins of this problem. Mary E. Sommar examines how the church sought to establish norms for slave ownership on the part of ecclesiastical institutions and personnel, and for others' behavior towards such slaves. The story begins in the New Testament era, when the earliest Christian norms were established, and continues up to thirteenth-century establishment of a body of canon law that would persist into the twentieth century. Along with her analysis of the various policies and statutes, Sommar draws on chronicles, letters, and other documents from each of the various historical periods to provide insight into the situations of unfree ecclesiastical dependents. She finds that unfree dependents of the Church actually had less chance of achieving freedom than did the slaves of other masters. The church authorities' duty to preserve the Church's patrimony for the needs of future generations led them to hold on tightly to their unfree human resources. This accessibly written book does not present an apology for the behavior of past Christian leaders, but attempts to learn what they did and to arrive at some understanding of why they made those choices.

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The Promised Land Audiobook

The Promised Land

Author: Elizabeth Musser Narrator: Andrea Gallo, Nick Walther, Nick Walther, Sandy Rustin Release Date: November 2020

You'd be surprised at what gets through when everything else is taken away. Abbie Jowett always has every detail perfectly planned out, including her husband's upcoming surprise fiftieth birthday party. But when he surprises her instead with news that he's leaving, she feels her life unraveling. Already distressed by her son Bobby's determination to take a gap year in Europe in addition to her father's failing health, Abbie is immobilized by grief. Bobby Jowett has dared to take a gap year to really think about his future. His first stop is volunteering at a refugee center in Austria where he meets a beautiful Iranian girl named Rasa. For idealistic Bobby, it is love at first sight. On the spur of the moment, he invites her to join him in hiking the famed French Camino. But his mother, out of desperation, has also chosen to follow him to France. Caroline Lefort, a young photojournalist, is writing an article about pilgrims on the Camino. However, she has been like a wandering pilgrim herself for the past ten years, having abandoned her family after a devastating event. As the lives of these people intersect, they find that the Camino strips them bare, calling each one into deep soul-searching. Against all odds, can they find themselves again?

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How to Raise Happy and Successful Children Audiobook

How to Raise Happy and Successful Children

Author: Esther Wojcicki Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: September 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Being a parent is complicated - but the trick to succeed is simpler than you think. Known as the Godmother of Silicon Valley, Esther Wojcicki's three daughters are all hugely successful in both their professional and personal lives. What's her parenting secret? As we face an epidemic of parental and childhood anxiety, Woj has the advice every parent wants to hear: climb out of that helicopter and relax. Her tried and tested TRICK approach will help you: · Let your child discover their own passions · Move on from past parenting mistakes · Build rock-solid foundations for a lifelong relationship · Be brave enough to give your child freedom · Work with your children, not against them · Set healthy relationships with technology Your children are the future. If you change your parenting, you can change the world. Previously published as How to Raise Successful People 'Esther Wojcicki is leading a revolution . . . [She] shows us how to be our best so our children can be their best.' Arianna Huffington 'A brilliant book. It should be on the bookshelf of every parent.' FROST MAGAZINE ©Esther Wojcicki 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy Audiobook

Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy

Author: Robert C. Lieberman, Suzanne Mettler Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: August 2020

An urgent, historically-grounded take on the four major factors that undermine American democracy, and what we can do to address them. While many Americans despair of the current state of U.S. politics, most assume that our system of government and democracy itself are invulnerable to decay. Yet when we examine the past, we find that the United States has undergone repeated crises of democracy, from the earliest days of the republic to the present. In Four Threats, Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Lieberman explore five moments in history when democracy in the U.S. was under siege: the 1790s, the Civil War, the Gilded Age, the Depression, and Watergate. These episodes risked profound—even fatal—damage to the American democratic experiment. From this history, four distinct characteristics of disruption emerge. Political polarization, racism and nativism, economic inequality, and excessive executive power—alone or in combination—have threatened the survival of the republic, but it has survived—so far. What is unique, and alarming, about the present moment in American politics is that all four conditions exist. This convergence marks the contemporary era as a grave moment for democracy. But history provides a valuable repository from which we can draw lessons about how democracy was eventually strengthened—or weakened—in the past. By revisiting how earlier generations of Americans faced threats to the principles enshrined in the Constitution, we can see the promise and the peril that have led us to today and chart a path toward repairing our civic fabric and renewing democracy. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press 'Four Threats helps us see that the principal forces challenging our democracy today--polarization, conflict over who is considered American, economic inequality, and presidential abuse of power—are not new. And, in turn, we gain powerful insights into our current predicament—and how we might overcome it. We recommend this book to all citizens concerned about the fate of American democracy.' -- Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, bestselling authors of How Democracies Die

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The Boston Massacre: A Family History Audiobook

The Boston Massacre: A Family History

Author: Serena Zabin Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: February 2020

A dramatic untold peoples history of the storied event that helped trigger the American Revolution The story of the Boston Massacrewhen on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to deathis familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, many accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political. Professor Serena Zabin draws on original sources and lively stories to follow British troops as they are dispatched from Ireland to Boston in 1768 to subdue the increasingly rebellious colonists. And she reveals a forgotten world hidden in plain sight: the many regimental wives and children who accompanied these armies. We see these families jostling with Bostonians for living space, finding common cause in the search for a lost child, trading barbs and and sharing baptisms. Becoming, in other words, neighbors. When soldiers shot unarmed citizens in the street, it was these intensely human, now broken bonds that fueled what quickly became a bitterly fought American Revolution. Serena Zabins The Boston Massacre delivers an indelible new slant on iconic American Revolutionary history.

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Whose Water is it, Anyway?: Taking Water Protection into Public Hands Audiobook

Whose Water is it, Anyway?: Taking Water Protection into Public Hands

Author: Maude Barlow Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: December 2019

'Maude Barlow is one of our planet's greatest water defenders.' ? Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine The Blue Communities Project is dedicated to three primary things: that access to clean, drinkable water is a basic human right; that municipal and community water will be held in public hands; and that single-use plastic water bottles will not be available in public spaces. With its simple, straightforward approach, the movement has been growing around the world for a decade. Today, Paris, Berlin, Bern, and Montreal are just a few of the cities that have made themselves Blue Communities. In Whose Water Is It, Anyway?, renowned water justice activist Maude Barlow recounts her own education in water issues as she and her fellow grassroots water warriors woke up to the immense pressures facing water in a warming world. Concluding with a step-by-step guide to making your own community blue, Maude Barlow's latest book is a heartening example of how ordinary people can effect enormous change.

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Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the U.S. and Mexico Audiobook

Dealing Death and Drugs: The Big Business of Dope in the U.S. and Mexico

Author: Beto O'rourke, Susie Byrd Narrator: Andrea Gallo, Jonathan Todd Ross Release Date: November 2019

The War on Drugs doesn't work. This became obvious to El Paso City Representatives Susie Byrd and Beto O'Rourke when they started to ask questions about why El Paso's sister city Ciudad Juarez has become the deadliest city in the world-8,000-plus deaths since January 1, 2008. Byrd and O'Rourke soon realized American drug use and United States' failed War on Drugs are at the core of problem. In Dealing Death and Drugs - a book written for the general reader - they explore the costs and consequences of marijuana prohibition. They argue that marijuana prohibition has created a black market so profitable that drug kingpins are billionaires and drug control doesn't stand a chance. Using Juarez as their focus, they describe the business model of drug trafficking and explain why this illicit system has led to the never-ending slaughter of human beings. Their position: the only rational alternative to the War on Drugs is to end to the current prohibition on marijuana. 'If Washington won't do anything different, if Mexico City won't do anything different, then it is up to us - the citizens of the border who understand the futility and tragedy of this current policy first hand - to lead the way.' - from the Afterword

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Nano Comes to Life: How Nanotechnology is Transforming Medicine and the Future of Biology Audiobook

Nano Comes to Life: How Nanotechnology is Transforming Medicine and the Future of Biology

Author: Sonia Contera Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: November 2019

The nanotechnology revolution that will transform human health and longevity Nano Comes to Life opens a window onto the nanoscale?the infinitesimal realm of proteins and DNA where physics and cellular and molecular biology meet?and introduces readers to the rapidly evolving nanotechnologies that are allowing us to manipulate the very building blocks of life. Sonia Contera gives an insider's perspective on this new frontier, revealing how nanotechnology enables a new kind of multidisciplinary science that is poised to give us control over our own biology, our health, and our lives. Drawing on her perspective as one of today's leading researchers in the field, Contera describes the exciting ways in which nanotechnology makes it possible to understand, interact with, and manipulate biology?such as by designing and building artificial structures and even machines at the nanoscale using DNA, proteins, and other biological molecules as materials. In turn, nanotechnology is revolutionizing medicine in ways that will have profound effects on our health and longevity, from nanoscale machines that can target individual cancer cells and deliver drugs more effectively, to nanoantibiotics that can fight resistant bacteria, to the engineering of tissues and organs for research, drug discovery, and transplantation. The future will bring about the continued fusion of nanotechnology with biology, physics, medicine, and cutting-edge fields like robotics and artificial intelligence, ushering us into a new 'transmaterial era.' As we contemplate the power, advantages, and risks of accessing and manipulating our own biology, Contera offers insight and hope that we may all share in the benefits of this revolutionary research.

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I Wanted Fries with That: How to Ask for What you Want and Get What You Need Audiobook

I Wanted Fries with That: How to Ask for What you Want and Get What You Need

Author: Amy Fish Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: October 2019

At some point in our lives, we've all experienced a small injustice - a restaurant botching our lunch order, a business not returning our calls, or a fellow airline passenger squashing us by moving his seat back - and suffered in silence for fear of offending anyone. When we fail to speak up, however, we end up shortchanging ourselves. In I Wanted Fries with That, Amy Fish encourages readers to stand up for themselves by complaining effectively. In her career as a university ombudsman, Fish has dealt with thousands of complaints - some trivial, some serious - and gained actionable insights about what works and what doesn't. Her suggestions will appeal to anyone who wants to speak up and isn't sure where to start, including managers navigating workplace disputes, couples who argue about the same things over and over, and even someone with a friend with bad breath. Illustrating her points with funny real-life stories, Fish reveals pragmatic methods to redress grievances with civility, honesty, and fairness for everyone involved - whether you're trying to right the wrongs of the world or just claim the French fries you ordered.

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Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven But Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health  Audiobook

Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven But Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health

Author: Amy Gutmann, Jonathan D. Moreno Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: August 2019

An incisive examination of bioethics and American healthcare, and their profound affects on American culture over the last sixty years, from two eminent scholars. An eye-opening look at the inevitable moral choices that come along with tremendous medical progress, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die is a primer for all Americans to talk more honestly about health care. Beginning in the 1950s when doctors still paid house calls but regularly withheld the truth from their patients, Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno explore an unprecedented revolution in health care and explain the problem with Americas wanting everything that medical science has to offer without debating its merits and its limits. The result: Americans today pay far more for health care while having among the lowest life expectancies and highest infant mortality of any affluent nation. Gutmann and Moreno?incisive, influential, and pragmatic thinkers (Arthur Caplan)?demonstrate that the stakes have never been higher for prolonging and improving life. From health care reform and death-with-dignity to child vaccinations and gene editing, they explain how bioethics came to dominate the national spotlight, leading and responding to a revolution in doctor-patient relations, a burgeoning world of organ transplants, and new reproductive technologies that benefit millions but create a host of legal and ethical challenges. With striking examples, the authors show how breakthroughs in cancer research, infectious disease, and drug development provide Americans with exciting new alternatives, yet often painful choices. They address head-on the most fundamental challenges in American health care: Why do we pay so much for health care while still lacking universal coverage? How can medical studies adequately protect individuals who volunteer for them? Whats fair when it comes to allocating organs for transplants in truly life-and-death situations? A lucid and provocative blend of history and public policy, this urgent work exposes the American paradox of wanting to have it all without paying the price.

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What Does It Feel Like to Die?: Inspiring New Insights into the Experience of Dying Audiobook

What Does It Feel Like to Die?: Inspiring New Insights into the Experience of Dying

Author: Jennie Dear Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: June 2019

People have always been curious about what it feels like to die, but with all the medical testing available today, it is estimated that 90% of all Americans will die after living for weeks, months, or even years with the knowledge that they have a fatal disease. With that knowledge in hand, they (and their loved ones) want to know what the dying process will feel like. WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO DIE? answers their questions and fills the gap between bestselling books written by medical professionals or caregivers advocating a change in the health care system (eg Being Mortal. Knocking on Heaven's Door) and highly individual stories about death (When Breath Becomes Air, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes--which is actually about what happens after we die). In WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO DIE?, Jennie Dear combines the latest research and medical findings with her own experiences as a hospice volunteer and caregiver to answer the questions we all want to know. As a long-time hospice volunteer, Jennie Dear has helped countless patients, families, and caregivers cope with the many challenges of the dying process. Inspired by her own personal journey with her mother's long-term illness, Dear demystifies the experience of dying for everyone whose lives it touches. She spoke to doctors, nurses, and caregivers, as well as families, friends, and the patients themselves. The result is a brilliantly researched, eye-opening account that combines the latest medical findings with sensitive human insights to offer real emotional support and answers to some of the questions that affect us all. Does dying hurt? A frank discussion of whether dying has to be painful--and why it sometimes is even when treatment is readily available. Is there a better way to cope with dying? Comforting stories of people who found peace in the face of death , and some of the expert methods they used for getting there. The last few hours: What does it feel like to die? Powerful glimpses from dedicated professionals into the physical experiences of people in their final moments--plus comforting words and insights from those who are there to help.

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How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results Audiobook

How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results

Author: Esther Wojcicki Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: May 2019

Random House presents the audiobook edition of How to Raise Successful People written by Esther Wojcicki, read by Andrea Gallo. Being a parent is complicated - but the trick to succeed is simpler than you think. There are no Nobel Prizes for parenting or education, but if there were, Esther Wojcicki would be the bookies' favourite. Known as the Godmother of Silicon Valley - or simply Woj - Esther's three daughters have all gone on to huge success in their professional fields and, more importantly, their personal lives. What's her secret? As we face an epidemic of parental and childhood anxiety, Woj has the advice every parent wants to hear: climb out of that helicopter and relax. Her tried and tested TRICK system will help you: · Let your child discover their own passions · Move on from past parenting mistakes · Build rock-solid foundations for a lifelong relationship · Be brave enough to give your child freedom · Work with your children, not against them · Set healthy relationships with technology Your children are the future. If you change your parenting, you can change the world. 'A brilliant book. It should be on the bookshelf of every parent.' FROST MAGAZINE 'Esther Wojcicki is leading a revolution . . . How to Raise Successful People shows us how to be our best so our children can be their best.' ARIANA HUFFINGTON

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