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  1. On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons Audiobook On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons
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  2. Quitters Never Win Audiobook Quitters Never Win
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  3. The Lost Girls Audiobook The Lost Girls
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  4. The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga Audiobook The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga
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  5. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Audiobook No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
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  6. War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line Audiobook War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
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  7. Beloved Audiobook Beloved
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  8. Exhalation Audiobook Exhalation
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  9. The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Audiobook The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
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  10. I Spy Audiobook I Spy
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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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The Age of Living Machines: How the Convergence of Biology and Engineering Will Build the Next Techn Audiobook

The Age of Living Machines: How the Convergence of Biology and Engineering Will Build the Next Techn

Author: Susan Hockfield Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: May 2019

From the former president of MIT, the story of the next technology revolution, and how it will change our lives. A century ago, discoveries in physics came together with engineering to produce an array of astonishing new technologies: radios, telephones, televisions, aircraft, radar, nuclear power, computers, the Internet, and a host of still-evolving digital tools. These technologies so radically reshaped our world that we can no longer conceive of life without them. Today, the world's population is projected to rise to well over 9.5 billion by 2050, and we are currently faced with the consequences of producing the energy that fuels, heats, and cools us. With temperatures and sea levels rising, and large portions of the globe plagued with drought, famine, and drug-resistant diseases, we need new technologies to tackle these problems. But we are on the cusp of a new convergence, argues world-renowned neuroscientist Susan Hockfield, with discoveries in biology coming together with engineering to produce another array of almost inconceivable technologies?next-generation products that have the potential to be every bit as paradigm shifting as the twentieth century's digital wonders. The Age of Living Machines describes some of the most exciting new developments and the scientists and engineers who helped create them. Virus-built batteries. Protein-based water filters. Cancer-detecting nanoparticles. Mind-reading bionic limbs. Computer-engineered crops. Together they highlight the promise of the technology revolution of the twenty-first century to overcome some of the greatest humanitarian, medical, and environmental challenges of our time.

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The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green Audiobook

The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green

Author: Erica Boyce Narrator: Andrea Gallo, Graham Halstead, Morgan Hallett Release Date: April 2019

The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green. Eric Smith at PS Literary, who represented Boyce, said the literary novel is about a man who, while traveling across the country, makes 'crop circles for farmers as part of a society of 'Circlers.'?' The hero then 'finds himself falling for the daughter of a dying farmer, gets drawn into the tangle of her family's secrets, and has to come to terms with the life he's been running from.'

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Legacy of Mercy Audiobook

Legacy of Mercy

Having returned to Chicago, young socialite Anna Nicholson can't seem to focus on her upcoming marriage. The new information she's learned about her birth mother continues to pull at her, and she hires Pinkerton detectives to help her find the truth. But as she meets people who once knew her mother and hears stories about the past, Anna soon discovers that some secrets are better left hidden. At the same time, unflattering stories about Anna are leaked by someone who would love to see her disgraced and her engagement broken. And as Anna tries to share her faith with her society friends, she understands that her choice to seek God's purpose for her life isn't as simple as she had hoped. When things are at their darkest, Anna knows she can turn to her grandmother, Geesje de Jonge, back in Holland, Michigan. Geesje's been helping new Dutch immigrants, including a teen with a haunted past, adjust to America. She only hopes that her wisdom can help all these young people through the turmoil they face.

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After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet Audiobook

After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

Author: Julie Dobrow Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: October 2018

The untold story of the mother and daughter who opened the door to Emily Dickinson's poetry. Emily Dickinson may be the most widely read and beloved of all American poets, but the story behind her work's initial, posthumous publication in 1890 and the mother-and-daughter team most responsible for her enduring legacy are barely known. After Emily recounts the extraordinary lives of Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham, and the powerful literary legacy they shared. Mabel's complicated relationships with the Dickinsons?including her thirteen-year extramarital affair with Emily's brother, Austin?roiled the small town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Mabel and Austin's love led to her work with Emily Dickinson's poetry, which inspired both Mabel's life and her daughter's, and fed controversies over the poetry's promotion, editing, and ownership. Julie Dobrow has unearthed hundreds of primary sources to tell this compelling narrative and reveal the surprising impact Mabel and Millicent had on the Emily Dickinson we know today.

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Sky Girls: The True Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race Audiobook

Sky Girls: The True Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race

Author: Gene Nora Jessen Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: August 2018

The inspiring, true story of the first female pilots taking their rightful place in the exciting world of aviation. In 1929, nineteen gutsy women blazed out of the darkness by setting out from California in propeller-driven planes, each competing to be the winner of the first female cross-country air race. The hazards were many, from disastrous weather to possible sabotage, but by facing the dangers with skill and determination, the racers thrilled the nation, and pioneered a new future for female pilots and women's rights.

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The Manson Women and Me: Monsters, Morality, and Murder Audiobook

The Manson Women and Me: Monsters, Morality, and Murder

Author: Nikki Meredith Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: March 2018

In the summer of 1969, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel carried out horrific acts of butchery on the orders of the charismatic cult leader Charles Manson. At their murder trial the following year, lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi described the two so-called Manson Women as "human monsters." But to anyone who knew them growing up, they were bright, promising girls, seemingly incapable of such an unfathomable crime. Award-winning journalist Nikki Meredith began visiting Van Houten and Krenwinkel in prison to discover how they had changed during their incarceration. The more Meredith got to know them, the more she was lured into a deeper dilemma: What compels "normal" people to do unspeakable things? The author's relationship with her subjects provides a chilling lens through which we gain insight into a particular kind of woman capable of a particular kind of brutality. Through their stories, Nikki Meredith takes readers on a dark journey into the very heart of evil.

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This Could Hurt: A Novel Audiobook

This Could Hurt: A Novel

A funny and deeply felt novel that illuminates the pivotal role of work in our lives—a riveting fusion of The Nest, Up in the Air, and Then We Came to the End that captures the emotional complexities of five HR colleagues trying to balance ambition, hope, and fear as their small company is buffeted by economic forces that threaten to upend them. Rosa Guerrero beat the odds as she rose to the top of the corporate world. An attractive woman of a certain age, the longtime chief of human resources at Ellery Consumer Research is still a formidable presence, even if her most vital days are behind her. A leader who wields power with grace and discretion, she has earned the devotion and loyalty of her staff. No one admires Rosa more than her doting lieutenant Leo Smalls, a benefits vice president whose whole world is Ellery. While Rosa is consumed with trying to address the needs of her staff within the ever-constricting limits of the company’s bottom line, her associate director, Rob Hirsch, a middle-aged, happily married father of two, finds himself drawing closer to his "work wife," Lucy Bender, an enterprising single woman searching for something—a romance, a promotion—to fill the vacuum in her personal life. For Kenny Verville, a senior manager with an MBA, Ellery is a temporary stepping-stone to bigger and better places—that is, if his high-powered wife has her way. Compelling, flawed, and heartbreakingly human, these men and women scheme, fall in and out of love, and nurture dreams big and small. As their individual circumstances shift, one thing remains constant—Rosa, the sun around whom they all orbit. When her world begins to crumble, the implications for everyone are profound, and Leo, Rob, Lucy, and Kenny find themselves changed in ways beyond their reckoning. Jillian Medoff explores the inner workings of an American company in all its brilliant, insane, comforting, and terrifying glory. Authentic, razor-sharp, and achingly funny, This Could Hurt is a novel about work, loneliness, love, and loyalty; about sudden reversals and unexpected windfalls; a novel about life. **Please Contact Customer Service for Additional Documents**

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Reputation: What Is It and Why It Matters Audiobook

Reputation: What Is It and Why It Matters

Author: Gloria Origgi, Noga Arikha, Stephen Holmes Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: December 2017

A compelling exploration of how reputation affects every aspect of contemporary life Reputation touches almost everything, guiding our behavior and choices in countless ways. But it is also shrouded in mystery. Why is it so powerful when the criteria by which people and things are defined as good or bad often appear to be arbitrary? Why do we care so much about how others see us that we may even do irrational and harmful things to try to influence their opinion? In this engaging book, Gloria Origgi draws on philosophy, social psychology, sociology, economics, literature, and history to offer an illuminating account of an important yet oddly neglected subject. Origgi examines the influence of the Internet and social media, as well as the countless ranking systems that characterize modern society and contribute to the creation of formal and informal reputations in our social relations, in business, in politics, in academia, and even in wine. She highlights the importance of reputation to the effective functioning of the economy and e-commerce. Origgi also discusses the existential significance of our obsession with reputation, concluding that an awareness of the relationship between our reputation and our actions empowers us to better understand who we are and why we do what we do. Compellingly written and filled with surprising insights, Reputation pins down an elusive subject that affects everyone. Author bio: Gloria Origgi, a Paris-based philosopher, is a senior researcher at the Institut Jean Nicod at the National Center for Scientific Research. Her books include one on trust and another on the future of writing on the Internet. She maintains a blog in English, French, and Italian at gloriaoriggi.blogspot.com.

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We Are All Shipwrecks: A Memoir Audiobook

We Are All Shipwrecks: A Memoir

Author: Kelly Grey Carlisle Narrator: Andrea Gallo Release Date: September 2017

A captivating memoir of one woman's extraordinary upbringing and her search for redemption in the face of staggering tragedy Kelly Carlisle was three weeks old when her mother was strangled in downtown Los Angeles, leaving Kelly in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric Englishman who owned a porn store and lived on a boat in the harbor. It is here that Kelly finds a home amongst friendly alcoholics and the city's forgotten residents. But she can't help but wonder if she is destined to become a part of the dysfunction that surrounds her. As an adult, Kelly is drawn to the thornier truths of her own family history. To piece together the sad narrative of her mother's life and death, Kelly goes back to the beginning-to a mother she never knew, a thirty-year-old cold case, and two of Los Angeles's most notorious murderers. Unflinchingly raw and vividly drawn, We Are All Shipwrecks is a memoir of an unconventional childhood and one woman's courageous journey to the knowledge that where you come from isn't always who you are. Author bio: Kelly Carlisle's personal essays have appeared in the New England Review, Salon.com, Ploughshares, and more. She has a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska and lives with her family in Texas, where she is an assistant professor at Trinity University. Follow her on Twitter @ProfKGC.

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