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  1. The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale Audiobook The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
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  2. Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television Audiobook Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television
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  3. Behind Closed Doors: Life, Laughs and Football Audiobook Behind Closed Doors: Life, Laughs and Football
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  4. We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Audiobook We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast
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  6. The School of Life: An Emotional Education Audiobook The School of Life: An Emotional Education
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  7. My Name Is Why Audiobook My Name Is Why
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  8. Sweet Sorrow Audiobook Sweet Sorrow
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  9. Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Audiobook Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know
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The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution Audiobook

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

Author: Eric Foner Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: September 2019

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar, a timely history of the constitutional changes that built equality into the nation's foundation and how those guarantees have been shaken over time. The Declaration of Independence announced equality as an American ideal, but it took the Civil War and the subsequent adoption of three constitutional amendments to establish that ideal as American law. The Reconstruction amendments abolished slavery, guaranteed all persons due process and equal protection of the law, and equipped black men with the right to vote. They established the principle of birthright citizenship and guaranteed the privileges and immunities of all citizens. The federal government, not the states, was charged with enforcement, reversing the priority of the original Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In grafting the principle of equality onto the Constitution, these revolutionary changes marked the second founding of the United States. Eric Foner's compact, insightful history traces the arc of these pivotal amendments from their dramatic origins in pre-Civil War mass meetings of African-American 'colored citizens' and in Republican party politics to their virtual nullification in the late nineteenth century. A series of momentous decisions by the Supreme Court narrowed the rights guaranteed in the amendments, while the states actively undermined them. The Jim Crow system was the result. Again today there are serious political challenges to birthright citizenship, voting rights, due process, and equal protection of the law. Like all great works of history, this one informs our understanding of the present as well as the past: knowledge and vigilance are always necessary to secure our basic rights.

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Thank You for Disrupting: The Disruptive Business Philosophies of the World's Great Entrepreneurs Audiobook

Thank You for Disrupting: The Disruptive Business Philosophies of the World's Great Entrepreneurs

Author: Jean-Marie Dru Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: June 2019

The business ideas and innovation philosophies of the world's great entrepreneurs-for anyone to implement in any business Steve Jobs. Jeff Bezos. Larry Page. Sergey Brin. Zhang Ruimin. Marc Benioff. Millions of words have been written about the great entrepreneurs of the world. This book is not about describing their achievements. Nor is it about their charisma, personal trials, or their place in popular culture. We have all heard or read about them already. This book is about the entrepreneur, the thinker. It is about the grand ideas, the disruptive thoughts, the innovative underpinnings and business philosophies that gave rise to their achievements. Thank You For Disrupting: The Disruptive Business Philosophies of The World's Great Entrepreneurs examines 20 of the most significant business leaders of our time. Author Jean-Marie Dru, himself a disruptor who coined the term decades ago, explains not only the impact these leaders have had on their own companies, but also their immense influence on the business world as a whole. Each chapter is replete with in-depth analyses, insightful comments, and personal observations from the author, including discussions covering the experimentation and platforms of Jeff Bezos, to the recruitment policies and core values of Sergey Brin and Larry Page, to the complete CSR and company activism of Paul Polman, and many more. Illustrating how the vision of a disruptive innovator can reach far beyond his or her company, this engaging book encourages and inspires readers to become disruptors in in their own businesses. The Disruptive Business Philosophies of The World's Great Entrepreneurs is a must-read for anyone interested in the why and how behind the most significant and influential business achievements of our time.

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Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times Audiobook

Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times

Author: William J. Vanden Heuvel Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: June 2019

Hope and History is both a memoir and a call-to-action for the renewal of faith in democracy and America. US Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel presents his most important public speeches and writings, compiled and presented over eight decades of adventure and public service, woven together with anecdotes of his colorful life as a second-generation American, a soldier, a lawyer, a political activist, and a diplomat. He touches upon themes that resonate as much today as they did when he first encountered them: the impact of heroes and mentors, the tragedy of the Vietnam War, the problems of racism and desegregation in America, tackling the crisis in America's prisons, America and the Holocaust, and the plight and promise of the United Nations. Along the way, he allows us to share his journey with some of the great characters of American history: Eleanor Roosevelt, William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan, President John F. Kennedy and RFK, Harry S. Truman, and Jimmy Carter. Throughout, vanden Heuvel persuades us that there is still room for optimism in public life. He shows how individuals, himself among them, have tackled some of America's most intractable domestic and foreign policy issues with ingenuity and goodwill, particularly under the leadership of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and those who sought and still seek to follow in his footsteps. He is not afraid to challenge the hatred and bigotry that are an unfortunate but undeniable part of the American fabric. He exhorts us to embrace all the challenges and opportunities that life in the United States can offer. **Contact Customer Service for Additional Content**

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The Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life in Tales and Poems Audiobook

The Triumph of the Egg: A Book of Impressions from American Life in Tales and Poems

The Triumph of the Egg is a fictional panorama of a great region of our country, unfolded by a writer who-to quote the New York Times-"depicts life in the Midwest as Dostoevsky pictured the many colored life of Russia, with almost as wonderful a touch of genius, with a more concentrated and daring skill." This coveted 1921 collection is an example of what a book of stories can be when a writer of vision deals with the materials of American life.

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The Buck Passes Flynn Audiobook

The Buck Passes Flynn

Author: Gregory Mcdonald Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: June 2019

Someone is looking to wreck the nation's economy, and they're spending plenty to do it. With every lead going nowhere, Flynn's most dizzying logic is put to the test.

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Flynn Audiobook

Flynn

Author: Gregory Mcdonald Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: May 2019

Infusing elements of dark reality into this richly detailed, comical series, Mcdonald's first volume, Flynn, delves deeper into the curious character first introduced in the bestselling Fletch series-Francis Xavier Flynn. Early one morning as Boston's only investigator is returning home from solving another peculiar case, he has the displeasure of witnessing a spectacularly horrible show outside his front door: a massive aircraft, carrying over one hundred souls, exploding in midair over the harbor. Almost immediately, the Human Surplus League takes credit for the heinous act of terrorism. But 'Reluctant Flynn' isn't so easily convinced, unlike his partner and governmental counterparts. Now finding himself at the whim of the tedious and ill-mannered FBI agents as they follow bunk leads and question all the wrong suspects, he decides to do his own digging, employing family and encountering new friends and old acquaintances along the way. As the truth begins to trickle forth, Flynn finds himself staring down a much bigger-and much deadlier-problem.

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The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs, and Behaviors Audiobook

The Human Network: How Your Social Position Determines Your Power, Beliefs, and Behaviors

Author: Matthew O. Jackson Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: March 2019

Here is a fresh, intriguing, and, above all, authoritative book about how our sometimes hidden positions in various social structures-our human networks-shape how we think and behave, and inform our very outlook on life. Inequality, social immobility, and political polarization are only a few crucial phenomena driven by the inevitability of social structures. Social structures determine who has power and influence, account for why people fail to assimilate basic facts, and enlarge our understanding of patterns of contagion-from the spread of disease to financial crises. Despite their primary role in shaping our lives, human networks are often overlooked when we try to account for our most important political and economic practices. Matthew O. Jackson brilliantly illuminates the complexity of the social networks in which we are-often unwittingly-positioned and aims to facilitate a deeper appreciation of why we are who we are. Ranging across disciplines-psychology, behavioral economics, sociology, and business-and rich with historical analogies and anecdotes, The Human Network provides a galvanizing account of what can drive success or failure in life.

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First the Jews: Combating the World's Longest-Running Hate Campaign Audiobook

First the Jews: Combating the World's Longest-Running Hate Campaign

Author: Rabbi Evan Moffic Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: January 2019

'All Jews must die.' Robert Bowers screamed these words as he walked into a Temple and murdered eleven people. Where does this hate come from? Why is it rising again in America? What do we need to do to stop it? Prepare to be stunned, shocked, and illuminated as Rabbi Evan Moffic answers these questions. He reveals why the world's oldest hatred-once thought to be over after the Holocaust-keeps coming back to life. This book gives the clearest and most concise explanation of where antisemitism comes from, why it continues, and how to stop its resurgence today. Interwoven is Moffic's personal story as a rabbi who led his community in responding to antisemitic attacks and working with Christian leaders to stand up to them. He answers the age-old charge that Jews killed Jesus and that Jews still dominate the media and Hollywood. In the end, you will discover the path to moving beyond old ways of thinking. You will enter into the redemptive story of overcoming the extremism and hatred spreading across our world today.

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Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story Audiobook

Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story

Author: John Hawks, Lee Berger Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: December 2018

A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on the human family tree and one of the greatest discoveries of the twenty-first century. In 2013, Lee Berger, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence, heard of a cache of bones in a hard-to-reach underground cave in South Africa. He put out a call around the world for petite collaborators-men and women small and adventurous enough to be able to squeeze through eight-inch tunnels to reach a sunless cave forty feet underground. With this team, Berger made the discovery of a lifetime: hundreds of prehistoric bones, including entire skeletons of at least fifteen individuals, all perhaps two million years old. Their features combined those of known prehominids like Lucy, the famous Australopithecus, with those more human than anything ever before seen in prehistoric remains. Berger's team had discovered an all new species, and they called it Homo naledi. The cave quickly proved to be the richest prehominid site ever discovered, full of implications that shake the very foundation of how we define what makes us human. Did this species come before, during, or after the emergence of Homo sapiens on our evolutionary tree? How did the cave come to contain nothing but the remains of these individuals? Did they bury their dead? If so, they must have had a level of self-knowledge, including an awareness of death. And yet those are the very characteristics used to define what makes us human. Did an equally advanced species inhabit Earth with us, or before us? Berger does not hesitate to address all these questions. Some colleagues question Berger's interpretation of this and other finds. Here, this charismatic and visionary paleontologist counters their arguments and tells his personal story: a rich and readable narrative about science, exploration, and what it means to be human.

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The Edge of Farallon Audiobook

The Edge of Farallon

Author: Peter Skinner Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: August 2018

Against the foggy rugged coast of Central California, two brothers and their niece struggle over the fate of their family's land, the purpose of their lives, and the secrets they harbor. Pitting each against the other, The Edge of Farallon is a suspenseful, tightly woven tale of love and violence, transformation and disrepair, culminating in a stunning act of human kindness. It is a story of place, of family, and of hope. From the author of White Buffalo and the widely acclaimed The Bells of Moses Henry, The Edge of Farallon is a thrilling and beautifully crafted novel set in the epic landscape of Big Sur, California.

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The Dollar-A-Year Detective: A Jack Starkey Mystery Audiobook

The Dollar-A-Year Detective: A Jack Starkey Mystery

Author: William Wells Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: July 2018

Retired Chicago homicide detective Jack Starkey is living what he calls every cop's retirement dream by owning a successful bar, the Drunken Parrot, and residing on a houseboat in Fort Myers Beach on Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast.Mostly, it's been working out just fine. Starkey's drink of choice these days is diet root beer and not the hard stuff that ended his marriage and sent him into rehab. He's dating the lovely Marisa Fernandez, who owns a real estate agency and supplements his usual diet of Pop-Tarts and diner food with gourmet Cuban cooking.But long-term serenity has never been Jack Starkey's destiny. One evening, Starkey's pal Cubby Cullen, the Fort Myers Beach police chief, comes into the Drunken Parrot to ask a favor. The Coast Guard found a sailboat drifting in Pine Island Sound with two dead bodies aboard, a bank president and his wife, both shot once in the forehead execution style. Murders are rare in town; Cubby asks Jack, who has more homicide experience than anyone in the local police department, to take a look at the crime scene just to offer an opinion.Starkey agrees, not realizing that this will draw him into an investigation involving offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, corrupt state politicians, a Russian oligarch, and the angry father of a boy who's not getting much playing time on his Little League team. Even in his prime, Starkey would be hard-pressed to find a connection, and his prime is in his rearview mirror. This mystery follows in the tradition of John D. MacDonald, Carl Hiaasen, Lawrence Sanders, and other masters of crime fiction marked by compelling characters, stories with completely unexpected twists and turns, and a strong comic element that will keep a reader thoroughly amused while wondering what could possibly happen next.

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Texas Flat: A Western Duo Audiobook

Texas Flat: A Western Duo

Author: Ray Hogan Narrator: Donald Corren Release Date: May 2018

Texas FlatIn this duo's title story, twenty-eight-year-old Dave Bradford is close to achieving his dreams. In an effort to expand his cattle ranch and marry Sirral Drury, Bradford plans to sell four hundred of his cattle in Wichita. But JJ Farman, owner of the biggest ranch in the basin, calls a meeting and warns Bradford he best not try to take the cattle across Texas Flat, even though it's open range. Going around Texas Flat would add two hundred miles to the cattle drive, another ten to twelve days to the journey. Bradford knows that if he caves to Farman, who is backed by his hired gunmen, Farman will not only control Texas Flat, but all the ranchers in the basin. Can Bradford make it to Wichita without being caught? And what will happen if the drive is stopped?RinnegarAlthough Cole Rinnegar can little afford to leave his ranch in Black Cañon, New Mexico, he decides to make the ten-day trip to Rock Springs after receiving a summons from his brother Harvey, who he hasn't seen in five years. Cole is supposed to look up a woman by the name of Mattie Foster, who he figures to be a saloon girl. Instead he meets a respectable businesswoman who runs a local bakery. Mattie has been hiding Harvey, who robbed the local bank and was shot. His dying wish is to return the money to the bank, but Cole discovers there are plenty in Rock Springs who do not want that to happen.

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