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Audiobooks Narrated by Christopher Grove

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  1. Codename Villanelle: Killing Eve, Book 1 Audiobook Codename Villanelle: Killing Eve, Book 1
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  2. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter: Untitled Audiobook Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter: Untitled
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  3. Just My Luck Audiobook Just My Luck
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  4. Girl, Woman, Other Audiobook Girl, Woman, Other
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  5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever Audiobook The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever
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  6. My Dark Vanessa Audiobook My Dark Vanessa
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  7. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life Audiobook How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
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  8. The Night Circus Audiobook The Night Circus
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  9. The Happy Ever After Playlist Audiobook The Happy Ever After Playlist
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  10. Naughty & Nasty: An Erotic Christmas Novella Audiobook Naughty & Nasty: An Erotic Christmas Novella
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Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation Audiobook

Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Author: Paul Schor Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: May 2020

The history of categories used by the US census reflects a country whose identity and self-understanding-particularly its social construction of race-is closely tied to the continuous polling on the composition of its population. By tracing the evolution of the categories the United States used to count and classify its population from 1790 to 1940, Paul Schor shows that, far from being simply a reflection of society or a mere instrument of power, censuses are actually complex negotiations between the state, experts, and the population itself. The census is not an administrative or scientific act, but a political one. Counting Americans is a social history exploring the political stakes that pitted various interests and groups of people against each other as population categories were constantly redefined. Utilizing new archival material from the Census Bureau, this study pays needed attention to the long arc of contested changes in race and census-making. Focusing in detail on slaves and their descendants, on racialized groups and on immigrants, and on the troubled imposition of US racial categories upon the populations of newly acquired territories, Counting Americans demonstrates that census-taking in the United States has been at its core a political undertaking shaped by racial ideologies that reflect its violent history of colonization, enslavement, segregation, and discrimination.

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A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law Audiobook

A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law

Author: Antonin Scalia Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: May 2020

We are all familiar with the image of the immensely clever judge who discerns the best rule of common law for the case at hand. According to US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a judge like this can maneuver through earlier cases to achieve the desired aim-'distinguishing one prior case on his left, straight-arming another one on his right, high-stepping away from another precedent about to tackle him from the rear, until (bravo!) he reaches the goal-good law.' But is this common-law mindset, which is appropriate in its place, suitable also in statutory and constitutional interpretation? In a witty and trenchant essay, Justice Scalia answers this question with a resounding negative. This essay is followed by four commentaries by professors Gordon Wood, Laurence Tribe, Mary Ann Glendon, and Ronald Dworkin, who engage Justice Scalia's ideas about judicial interpretation from varying standpoints. In the spirit of debate, Justice Scalia responds to these critics. Featuring a new foreword that discusses Scalia's impact, jurisprudence, and legacy, this witty and trenchant exchange illuminates the brilliance of one of the most influential legal minds of our time.

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Bigger Than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism Audiobook

Bigger Than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism

Author: Meagan Day, Micah Uetricht Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: April 2020

Bernie Sanders's 2016 candidacy expanded the scope of political possibility in the United States, putting socialism and class politics back on the map. His radical campaign-not just for the Democratic presidential candidacy but against 'the billionaire class'-helped catalyze other transformative left-wing politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to seek and win office, just as he inspired teachers from West Virginia to Los Angeles to win hard-fought, historic strike campaigns. Sanders has, in short, helped cohere a new movement in American politics. But even when coverage of Sanders takes stock of the sea change he has affected in American politics, it all too often fails to grasp what's unique about his approach. The senior senator from Vermont has demanded new policies and political approaches in this country-though he has also hinted at more, calling repeatedly for a 'political revolution,' something that he says would involve 'millions of Americans' getting involved in politics not just at the ballot box, but in their workplaces and neighborhoods, too. In this book, Micah Uetricht and Meagan Day go beyond a simple balance sheet of Democratic Party politics. In a clear and effective style, they detail what we need to do to get beyond the Sanders campaign or presidency to transform the US from top to bottom.

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Campaigning in a Racially Diversifying America: When and How Cross-Racial Electoral Mobilization Wor Audiobook

Campaigning in a Racially Diversifying America: When and How Cross-Racial Electoral Mobilization Wor

Author: Loren Collingwood Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: April 2020

As the voting public continues to diversify across the United States, political candidates, and particularly white candidates, increasingly recognize the importance of making appeals to voters who do not look like themselves. As history has shown, this has been accomplished with varying degrees of success. During the 2016 election, for example, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigned vociferously among Latino voters in Nevada's early primary, where nineteen percent of the Democratic caucus consisted of Latinos. Clinton released a campaign message to these voters stating that she was just like their abuela (or grandmother). The message, widely panned, came across as insincere, and Clinton, who otherwise performed well among Latinos nationally, lost by a wide margin to Sanders. On the other hand, in 2013, Bill de Blasio, campaigning for mayor of New York City, appeared with his black son in a commercial aimed against stop and frisk policies. His appeal came across as authentic, and he received a high level of support among black voters. In Campaigning in a Racially Diversifying America, Loren Collingwood develops a theory of Cross-Racial Electoral Mobilization (CRM) to explain why, when, and how candidates of one race or ethnicity act to mobilize voters of another race or ethnicity.

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Let the People Rule: How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Populist Challenge Audiobook

Let the People Rule: How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Populist Challenge

Author: John G. Matsusaka Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: March 2020

How referendums can diffuse populist tensions by putting power back into the hands of the people Propelled by the belief that government has slipped out of the hands of ordinary citizens, a surging wave of populism is destabilizing democracies around the world. As John Matsusaka reveals in Let the People Rule, this belief is based in fact. Over the past century, while democratic governments have become more efficient, they have also become more disconnected from the people they purport to represent. The solution Matsusaka advances is familiar but surprisingly underused: direct democracy, in the form of referendums. Drawing on examples from around the world, Matsusaka shows how direct democracy can bring policies back in line with the will of the people (and provide other benefits, like curbing corruption). Taking lessons from failed processes like Brexit, he also describes what issues are best suited to referendums and how they should be designed, and he tackles questions that have long vexed direct democracy: can voters be trusted to choose reasonable policies, and can minority rights survive majority decisions? The result is one of the most comprehensive examinations of direct democracy to date-coupled with concrete, nonpartisan proposals for how countries can make the most of the powerful tools that referendums offer.

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First Responders: Inside the U.S. Strategy for Fighting the 2007-2009 Global Financial Crisis Audiobook

First Responders: Inside the U.S. Strategy for Fighting the 2007-2009 Global Financial Crisis

In 2008, the world's financial system stood on the brink of disaster. The United States faced an unprecedented crisis when the investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, setting off a global panic. Faced with the prospect of a new Great Depression, the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and other agencies took extraordinary measures to contain the damage and steady the financial system and the economy. Edited by three of the policymakers who led the government's response to the crisis, with chapters written by the teams tasked with finding policy solutions, this book provides a comprehensive accounting of the internal debates and controversies surrounding the measures that were taken to stabilize the financial system and the economy. Offering previously untold insight into the key choices (including rejected options) and a frank evaluation of successes and failures, this volume is both an important historical document and an indispensable guide for confronting future financial calamities.

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Crisis!: When Political Parties Lose the Consent to Rule Audiobook

Crisis!: When Political Parties Lose the Consent to Rule

Author: Cedric De Leon Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: February 2020

American voters have long been familiar with the phenomenon of the presidential frontrunner. In 2008, it was Hillary Clinton. In 1844, it was Martin Van Buren. And in neither election did the prominent Democrat win the party's nomination. Insurgent candidates went on to win the nomination and the presidency, plunging the two-party system into disarray over the years that followed. In this book, Cedric de Leon analyzes two pivotal crises in the American two-party system: the first resulting in the demise of the Whig party and secession of eleven southern states in 1861, and the present crisis splintering the Democratic and Republican parties and leading to the election of Donald Trump. Recasting these stories through the actions of political parties, de Leon draws unsettling parallels in the political maneuvering that ultimately causes once-dominant political parties to lose the people's consent to rule. Crisis! takes us beyond the common explanations of social determinants to illuminate how political parties actively shape national stability and breakdown.

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The Political Theory of the American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, And The Moral Conditio Audiobook

The Political Theory of the American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, And The Moral Conditio

Author: Thomas G. West Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: January 2020

This book provides a complete overview of the American Founders' political theory, covering natural rights, natural law, state of nature, social compact, consent, and the policy implications of these ideas. The book is intended as a response to the current scholarly consensus, which holds that the Founders' political thought is best understood as an amalgam of liberalism, republicanism, and perhaps other traditions. West argues that, on the contrary, the foundational documents overwhelmingly point to natural rights as the lens through which all politics is understood. The book explores in depth how the Founders' supposedly republican policies on citizen character formation do not contradict but instead complement their liberal policies on property and economics. Additionally, the book shows how the Founders' embraced other traditions in their politics, such as common law and Protestantism.

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Investigating Cryptocurrencies: Understanding, Extracting, and Analyzing Blockchain Evidence Audiobook

Investigating Cryptocurrencies: Understanding, Extracting, and Analyzing Blockchain Evidence

Author: Nick Furneaux Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: December 2019

Investigate crimes involving cryptocurrencies and other blockchain technologies Bitcoin has traditionally been the payment system of choice for a criminal trading on the Dark Web, and now many other blockchain cryptocurrencies are entering the mainstream as traders are accepting them from low-end investors putting their money into the market. Worse still, the blockchain can even be used to hide information and covert messaging, unknown to most investigators. Investigating Cryptocurrencies is the first book to help corporate, law enforcement, and other investigators understand the technical concepts and the techniques for investigating crimes utilizing the blockchain and related digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. Listen to this book to: understand blockchain and transaction technologies, set up and run cryptocurrency accounts, identify users of cryptocurrencies, and more. With nearly $150 billion in cryptocurrency circulating and $3 billion changing hands daily, crimes committed with or paid for with digital cash are a serious business. Luckily, Investigating Cryptocurrencies shows you how to detect it and, more importantly, stop it in its tracks.

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Online Investing For Dummies: 10th Edition Audiobook

Online Investing For Dummies: 10th Edition

Author: Matt Krantz Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: November 2019

Online investing has never been easier-or more potentially confusing. Now that every broker or finance site has its own app, data, or approach, it can be all too easy to be misled and make a bad decision. Online Investing for Dummies helps you reduce risk and separate the gimmicks from the gold, pointing investors of all experience levels to the pro-tips, calculators, databases, useful sites, and peer communities that will lead to success. Updated to include information on mobile trading and the influence of social media on the markets, the book also covers the basics-showing you how to figure out how much to invest, find data online, and pick an online broker. It then progresses through to more advanced topics, such as calculating returns, selecting mutual funds, buying bonds, options, commodities, and IPOs, taking you and your money wherever you want to go in the global market. ● Set expectations and assess your risk ● Analyze stocks and financial statements ● Assemble the suite of tools to calculate your performance It's time to get a pro strategy, and Online Investing for Dummies has all the inside information you need to build up that winning portfolio.

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Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do about It Audiobook

Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do about It

Author: Richard Stengel Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: October 2019

During the final three years of the Obama administration, Richard Stengel, the former editor of Time magazine and an Under Secretary of State, was on the front lines of the new global information war. At the time, he was the single person in government tasked with unpacking, disproving, and combating both ISIS's messaging and Russian disinformation. Then, in 2016, as the presidential election unfolded, Stengel watched as Donald Trump used disinformation himself, weaponizing the grievances of Americans who felt overlooked. In fact, Stengel quickly came to see how all three players had used the same playbook: ISIS sought to make Islam great again; Putin tried to make Russia great again; and we all know about Trump. In a narrative that is by turns dramatic and eye-opening, Information Wars walks listeners through this often frustrating battle. Stengel moves through Russia and Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and introduces characters from Putin to Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Mohamed bin Salman to show how disinformation is impacting our global society. He illustrates how ISIS terrorized the world using social media, and how the Russians launched a tsunami of disinformation around the annexation of Crimea-a scheme that became the model for their interference with the 2016 presidential election.

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Common Stocks and Common Sense: The Strategies, Analyses, Decisions, and Emotions of a Particularly  Audiobook

Common Stocks and Common Sense: The Strategies, Analyses, Decisions, and Emotions of a Particularly

Author: Edgar Wachenheim Narrator: Christopher Grove Release Date: October 2019

Deep insight and candid discussion from one of Wall Street's best investors Common Stocks & Common Sense provides detailed insight into common stock investing, using a case-study approach based on real-world investments. Author Edgar Wachenheim is the CEO of Greenhaven Associates, boasting an average annual portfolio comparable to Warren Buffet's. In this book, he shares his knowledge and experiences by providing detailed analyses of actual investments made by himself and other investors. The discussion covers the entire investment process, including the softer, human side, with candid insight into the joys and frustrations, intensities and pressures, and risks and uncertainties. The unique emphasis on behavioral economics and real-world cases set this book apart from the herd-but it's Wachenheim himself and his deeply-examined perspective that elevates the book beyond a mere investing guide. Between 1990 and 2014, a typical portfolio managed by Wachenheim enjoyed an average annual return in excess of 18%, achieved using relatively conservative stocks and no financial leverage. As a proponent of evidence and example, his analysis of real cases serve as a valuable education for anyone looking to improve their own investment practices.

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