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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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  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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All About "All About Eve": The Complete Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Bitchiest Film Ever Made

Author: Sam Staggs Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: July 2021

To millions of fans, All About Eve represents all that's witty and wonderful in classic Hollywood movies. Its old-fashioned, larger-than-life stars-including Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm-found their best roles in this movie, and its sophisticated dialogue has entered the lexicon. But there's much more to know about All About Eve. Sam Staggs has written the definitive account of the making of this fascinating movie and its enormous influence on both film and popular culture. Staggs reveals everything about the movie-from who the famous European actress Margo Channing was based on to the hot-blooded romance on-set between Bette Davis and costar Gary Merrill, from the jump-start the movie gave Marilyn Monroe's career to the capstone it put on director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's. All About "All About Eve" is not only full of rich detail about the movie, the director, and the stars but also about the audience who loved it when it came out and adore it to this day.

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Druids: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Barry Cunliffe Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: June 2021

The Druids have been known and discussed for at least 2400 years, first by Greek writers and later by the Romans, who came in contact with them in Gaul and Britain. According to these sources, they were a learned caste who officiated in religious ceremonies, taught the ancient wisdoms, and were revered as philosophers. But few figures flit so elusively through history, and the Druids remain enigmatic and puzzling to this day. In this Very Short Introduction, one of the leading authorities on British archaeology, Barry Cunliffe, takes the listener on a fast-paced look at the ever-fascinating story of the Druids, as seen in the context of the times and places in which they practiced. Sifting through the evidence, Cunliffe offers an expert's best guess as to what can be said and what can't be said about the Druids, discussing the origins of the Druids and the evidence for their beliefs and practices, why the nature of the druid caste changed quite dramatically over time, and how successive generations have seen them in very different ways.

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Close-Up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream Audiobook

Close-Up on Sunset Boulevard: Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond, and the Dark Hollywood Dream

Author: Sam Staggs Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: June 2021

Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard, a classic film noir and also a damning dissection of the Hollywood dream factory, evokes the glamour and ruin of the stars who subsist on that dream. It's also one long in-joke about the movie industry and those who made it great-and who were, in turn, destroyed by it. One of the most critically admired films of the twentieth century, Sunset Boulevard is also famous as silent-star Gloria Swanson's comeback picture. Sam Staggs's Close-Up on Sunset Boulevard tells the story of this extravagant work, from the writing, casting, and filming to the disastrous previews that made Paramount consider shelving it. It's about the writing team of Billy Wilder and Charles Bracket-sardonically called "the happiest couple in Hollywood"-and their raucous professional relationship. It's about the art direction and the sets, the costumes, the props, the lights and cameras, and the personalities who used those tools to create a cinematic work of art. Staggs goes behind the scenes to reveal: William Holden, endlessly attacked by his bitter wife and drinking too much; Nancy Olson, the cheerful ingenue who had never heard of the great Gloria Swanson; the dark genius Erich von Stroheim; the once famous but long-forgotten "Waxworks;" and of course Swanson herself, who-just like Norma Desmond-had once been "the greatest star of them all." But the story of Sunset Boulevard doesn't end with the movie's success and acclaim at its release in 1950. There's much more, and Staggs layers this stylish book with fascinating detail, following the actors and Wilder into their post-Sunset careers and revealing Gloria Swanson's never-ending struggle to free herself from the clutches of Norma Desmond. Close-Up on Sunset Boulevard also chronicles the making of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical production of Sunset Boulevard and the explosive diva controversies that dogged it. The book ends with a shocking example of Hollywood life imitating Hollywood art. By the last page of this rich narrative, listeners will conclude: we are those "wonderful people out there in the dark."

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A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater 1st Edition Audiobook

A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater 1st Edition

Author: Eddie Shapiro Narrator: Beresford Bennett, Christopher Salazar, Donald Corren Release Date: May 2021

Fascinating, never-before-published interviews with Broadway's leading men offer behind-the-scenes looks at the careers of some of the most beloved perfomers today. In A Wonderful Guy, a follow up to Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater, theatre journalist Eddie Shapiro sits down for intimate, career-encompassing conversations with nineteen of Broadway's most prolific and fascinating leading men. Full of detailed stories and reflections, his conversations with such luminaries as Joel Grey, Ben Vareen, Norm Lewis, Gavin Creel, Cheyenne Jackson, Jonathan Groff and a host of others dig deep into each actor's career; together, these chapters tell the story of what it means to be a leading man on Broadway over the past fifty years. Alan Cumming described Nothing Like a Dame, as 'an encyclopedia of modern musical theatre via a series of tender meetings between a diehard fan and his idols. Because of Eddie Shapiro's utter guilelessness, these women open up and reveal more than they ever have before, and we get to be the third guest at each encounter.' A Wonderful Guy brings more fly-on-the-wall opportunities for fans to savour, students to study, and even the unindoctrinated to understand the life of the performing artist.

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Fighter Group: The 352nd

Fighter Group: The 352nd "Blue-Nosed Bastards" in World War II

Author: Jay A. Stout Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: April 2021

As described by award-winning author Jay A. Stout, the 352nd Fighter Group was one of the Eighth Air Force's most successful fighter units and counted history's two top-scoring P-51 aces among its ranks. This book-the most comprehensive work ever to cover the actions of a single USAAF fighter unit-details the air actions of not only the group's notable aces, but also the rank-and-file fliers who carried the bulk of the load. It describes the 352nd's activities from its formation at the close of 1942, its movement to England and its combat operations flying P-47s and P-51s against the Third Reich. Although the book covers the unit's actions as a whole, it also follows several pilots in detail. Rich descriptions of tactics and equipment, personal reflections, letters home, amusing anecdotes and, of course, detailed descriptions of air combat. Not simply an award-winning historian, Stout draws from his own combat experience as a fighter pilot to make these discussions credible, interesting and real. Jay A. Stout breaks new ground in World War II aviation history with this gripping account of one of the war's most highly decorated American fighter groups.

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Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity Audiobook

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity

Author: Andrey S. Shaw, Arup Chakraborty, Arup K. Chakraborty Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: February 2021

Throughout history, humans have contended with pandemics, but the devastation wrought by them had been largely forgotten by the twenty-first century. Now, the enormous human and economic toll of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease offers a vivid reminder that infectious disease pandemics are one of the greatest existential threats to humanity. This book provides an accessible explanation of how viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work-concepts that provide the foundation for our public health policies.

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A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War Audiobook

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War

Author: James P. Byrd Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: February 2021

In his Second Inaugural Address, delivered as the nation was in the throes of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that both sides ''read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other.'' He wasn't speaking metaphorically: the Bible was frequently wielded as a weapon in support of both North and South. As James P. Byrd reveals in this insightful narrative, no book was more important to the Civil War than the Bible. From Massachusetts to Mississippi and beyond, the Bible was the nation's most read and respected book. It presented a drama of salvation and damnation, of providence and judgment, of sacred history and sacrifice. When Americans argued over the issues that divided them -- slavery, secession, patriotism, authority, white supremacy, and violence -- the Bible was the book they most often invoked. Soldiers fought the Civil War with Bibles in hand, and both sides called the war just and sacred. In scripture, both Union and Confederate soldiers found inspiration for dying-and for killing-on a scale never before seen in the nation's history. With approximately 750,000 fatalities, the Civil War was the deadliest of the nation's wars, leading many to turn to the Bible not just to fight but to deal with its inevitable trauma. A fascinating overview of religious and military conflict, A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood draws on an astonishing array of sources to demonstrate the many ways that Americans enlisted the Bible in the nation's bloodiest, and arguably most biblically-saturated conflict.

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Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance Audiobook

Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance

Author: Marv Waterstone, Noam Chomsky Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: January 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. An essential primer on capitalism, politics and how the world works, based on the hugely popular undergraduate lecture series 'What is Politics?' Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critical map for a more just and sustainable society. 'Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monstrous brutalities in the current capitalist system. It represents both a crisis and an opportunity. Everything depends on the actions that people take into their own hands.' How does politics shape our world, our lives and our perceptions? How much of 'common sense' is actually driven by the ruling classes' needs and interests? And how are we to challenge the capitalist structures that now threaten all life on the planet? Consequences of Capitalism exposes the deep, often unseen connections between neoliberal 'common sense' and structural power. In making these linkages, we see how the current hegemony keeps social justice movements divided and marginalized. And, most importantly, we see how we can fight to overcome these divisions. © Noam Chomsky, Marv Watersone 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond Audiobook

Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and Beyond

Author: Christopher Wanjek Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: January 2021

A wry and compelling take on the who, how, and why of near-future colonies in space. From bone-whittling microgravity to eye-popping profits, the risks and rewards of space settlement have never been so close at hand. More than fifty years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, why is there so little human presence in space? Will we ever reach Mars? What will it take to become a multiplanet species, colonizing the solar system and traveling to other stars? Spacefarers meets these questions head on. While many books have speculated on the possibility of living beyond the Earth, few have delved into the practical challenges or plausible motives for leaving the safe confines of our home planet. Christopher Wanjek argues that there is little doubt we will be returning to the Moon and exploring Mars in the coming decades, given the potential scientific and commercial bonanza. Private industry is already taking a leading role and earning profits from human space activity. This can be, Wanjek suggests, a sustainable venture and a natural extension of earthbound science, business, and leisure. He envisions hotels in low-earth orbit and mining, tourism, and science on the Moon. He also proposes the slow, steady development of science bases on Mars, to be followed by settlements if Martian gravity will permit reproduction and healthy child development. An appetite for wonder will take us far, but if we really want to settle new worlds, we'll need the earnest plans of engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs. Wanjek introduces us to those planners, who are striving right now to make life in space a reality.

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Hidden Truths: What Leaders Need to Hear but are Rarely Told Audiobook

Hidden Truths: What Leaders Need to Hear but are Rarely Told

Author: David Fubini Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: December 2020

Hiidden Truths is abook about leeaderhip that everyone existing or future leader must read. It offers insights about C-suite jobs that few employees really understand?insights that can help them help their leaders perform better and prepare themselves to be leaders. When everyone from board members to junior executives are on same page as to leadership roles and responsibilities, the organization performs at a higher level. Hidden Truths is also an "inside baseball" book. There's an inherent fascination with the position of CEO and other high-level organizational jobs?especially leadership positions at the world's top companies?and this book will satisfy readers' curiosity about what goes on in the minds and offices of CEOs and other leaders at global companies like American Airlines, General Electric, Con Agra, DuPont, Lenovo, Suntory and many others. As a top consultant to leaders at these and other companies, I witnessed business history in the making. I'll share what I saw. Hidden Truths provides practical knowledge that will not only help leaders do their jobs better but assist boards, HR, consultants and others in working effectively with these executives. One of the book's themes is that appearance is not reality. By that Fubine means that much has been written and discussed about the apparent roles and responsibilities of CEOs and Managing Directors and other leaders. Courses are taught in MBA and executive development programs that provide a lot of information about the job. Direct reports and teams also observe leaders in action. But it's not until you assume a leadership job that the reality of the position hits home. The reality is that leaders operate in a crucible, one in which emotions run high and interpersonal relationships are at risk. Being in the spotlight, not having nearly enough hours in the day to address key issues, confronting right-versus-right decision?all of this ratchets up the degree of difficulty. The good news that Hidden Truths delivers, however, is that awareness of the critical capabilities and issues that come with the territory?capabilities and issues that often take leaders by surprise?goes a long way toward helping leaders perform at a high level. He argues nine essential skills can keep leaders deliver success--both professionally and within their organizations.

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Mayo Clinic A To Z Health Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treat Audiobook

Mayo Clinic A To Z Health Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treat

Author: Mayo Clinic Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: November 2020

The best weapon against any condition is knowledge. Learn from the experts in Mayo Clinic's complete guide to identifying, treating, and preventing a broad range of common medical issues. Inside you'll find: Easy-to-understand explanations of more than 100 health conditions Comprehensive lists of frequent signs and symptoms Professional insight on tests and procedures used to make a diagnosis Essential advice on treatments, including commonly used medications Up-to-date prevention guidelines for illnesses that may affect your quality of life Featuring clear illustrations and accessible writing, Mayo Clinic A to Z Health Guide is a must-have health resource for every home.

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Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy Audiobook

Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

Author: William L. Barney, William L. Barney Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: September 2020

Regardless of whether they owned slaves, Southern whites lived in a world defined by slavery. They seceded from the Union to defend that world when they viewed the election of Abraham Lincoln as a threat to slavery. Rebels in the Making is a narrative-driven history of how and why secession occurred. In this work, eminent Civil War historian William L. Barney narrates the explosion of the sectional conflict into secession and civil war. Carefully examining the events and political circumstances in each of the fifteen slave states, he argues that this was not a mass democratic movement but one led from above. The work focuses on the years of 1860-1861 when sectional conflict led to the break-up of the Union. Exploiting fears of slave insurrections, anxieties over crops ravaged by a long drought, and the perceived moral degradation of submitting to the rule of an antislavery Republican, secessionists launched a movement in South Carolina that spread across the South in a frenzied atmosphere described as the great excitement. Secession swept over the Lower South in January of 1861 but stalled in the Upper South. The driving forces behind it were the middling ranks of the slaveholders who saw their aspirations of planter status blocked and denigrated by the Republicans. Pushed aside by moderates and former conservatives at the Montgomery Convention in February 1861 that formed the Confederacy, the original secessionists achieved a final success when the crisis over Fort Sumter precipitated a second wave of secession in the Upper South. Rebels in the Making shows that secession was not a unified movement, but had its own proponents and patterns in each of the slave states. Drawing together the voices of planters, non-slaveholders, women, the enslaved, journalists, and politicians, it is the definitive study of the seminal moment in Southern history that culminated in the Civil War.

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