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  3. In at the Deep End Audiobook In at the Deep End
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  4. The Hate U Give Audiobook The Hate U Give
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  5. The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties Audiobook The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties
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  6. Best Self: Be You, Only Better Audiobook Best Self: Be You, Only Better
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  8. The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A moving testament to the human spirit Audiobook The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A moving testament to the human spirit
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  9. Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain Audiobook Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain
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  10. The Whisper Man: The chilling must-read thriller of summer 2019 Audiobook The Whisper Man: The chilling must-read thriller of summer 2019
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Defy All the Devils: America's First Kidnapping for Ransom Audiobook

Defy All the Devils: America's First Kidnapping for Ransom

Author: Norman Zierold Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: June 2019

The "fascinating, hair-raising, suspenseful" account of a little boy abducted in broad daylight and the desperate manhunt to find him (New York Times Book Review) On July 1, 1874, four-year-old Charley Ross and his older brother, Walter, were playing in front of their stately Philadelphia home when a horse-drawn carriage pulled up with two men who offered candy and fireworks if the boys would ride with them. Hours later, Walter came back, stating that they had ridden through the city until the men abandoned him in the street but kept Charley. Soon after, their father, Christian K. Ross, received a demand for $20,000 in return for his son. Ross went to the police for help-and before long, the case became a national phenomenon. A popular song pleaded for the boy's safe return. The Philadelphia police searched every home in the city, and thousands of people falsely reported that they had seen Charley or knew his whereabouts. Meanwhile, the kidnappers' ransom letters were becoming more threatening and bizarre. The press, eager to fan the flames of hysteria, printed wholly fabricated stories and even accused Christian Ross of orchestrating the whole thing in order to hide the fact that Charley was illegitimate. And then the men who took Charley went silent ... This is the chilling true story of a crime that transfixed a still-growing America, the unlikely series of events that produced the case's most tantalizing clues, and the tragic twist of fate that plunged the Ross family back into darkness and haunted them for decades to come. Originally published as Little Charley Ross

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The Dragon King Audiobook

The Dragon King

Author: Mike Shelton Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: June 2019

Evil is spreading across the Western Continent. One by one, kingdom, king, and wizard are falling under its influence. Dragon King Bakari, Battlemaster Alli, and High Wizard Roland are now powerful leaders in their own right. Differing missions and responsibilities have separated them; Bakari flies north to find the last Dragon Rider, Alli goes south to find the source of the evil, and Roland, leader of the Citadel, finds himself stuck in the magic stream without his body. The Dragon King and his riders always emerge in times of great need-but will their powers be enough? Or will they succumb to the temptations of evil? Each wizard and Rider will be tested-not all of them will pass.

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The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories Audiobook

The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories

Author: Ilan Pappe Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: June 2019

From the author of the bestselling study of the 1948 War of Independence comes an incisive look at the Occupied Territories, picking up the story where The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine left off. Publishing on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six-Day War that culminated in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Pappe offers a comprehensive exploration of one of the world's most prolonged and tragic conflicts. Using recently declassified archival material, Pappe analyses the motivations and strategies of the generals and politicians-and the decision-making process itself-that laid the foundation of the occupation. From a survey of the legal and bureaucratic infrastructures that were put in place to control the population of over one million Palestinians, to the security mechanisms that vigorously enforced that control, Pappe paints a picture of what is to all intents and purposes the world's largest 'open prison'.

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Here Is What You Do: Stories Audiobook

Here Is What You Do: Stories

Author: Chris Dennis Narrator: Paul Boehmer, Tanya Eby Release Date: June 2019

A debut short story collection that explores the vulnerability, grit, and complex nature of our humanity from a new, vital queer voice. A yacht races to outrun a tsunami. A young man jailed on a drug charge forms a relationship with his cellmate that is by turns tender and brutal. A family buys a rural slaughterhouse, and tensions quickly escalate between them and their religious neighbors. A teen raised by his eccentric gay father, a Turkish immigrant, finds his life fractured by violence. A fictionalized Coretta Scott King, surveilled and harassed by the FBI, considers the costs of her life with her husband. Here Is What You Do is a bravura, far-ranging collection, its stories linked by sorrow and latent hope; each one drills toward his characters' darkest emotional centers. In muscularly robust prose, with an unfailing eye for human drives and frailties, Chris Dennis captures the raw need, desire, cruelty of characters trying to connect with, and consume, each other.

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Discovering God in Stories from the Bible Audiobook

Discovering God in Stories from the Bible

Author: Philip Ryken Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: June 2019

To truly love someone, you have to know him. And to truly love God, we must know him too-not just that he exists, but who he is and what he is like. This exploration of God's unchanging character, as revealed in thirteen stories from the Bible, offers you this opportunity-to get to know him better and love him more. Each chapter focuses on a different attribute of God, how it influences your understanding of him, and how you can apply it to your daily life. This fresh look at God's character will help you discover, or rediscover, the God who is infinite and holy, all-knowing and all-powerful-the God who is truth and love. And as you draw nearer to him, you'll find that there is no endeavor more rewarding than this one.

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Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America Audiobook

Hot Protestants: A History of Puritanism in England and America

Author: Michael P. Winship Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: May 2019

On fire for God-a sweeping history of puritanism in England and America. Begun in the mid-sixteenth century by Protestant nonconformists keen to reform England's church and society while saving their own souls, the puritan movement was a major catalyst in the great cultural changes that transformed the early modern world. Providing a uniquely broad transatlantic perspective, this groundbreaking volume traces puritanism's tumultuous history from its initial attempts to reshape the Church of England to its establishment of godly republics in both England and America and its demise at the end of the seventeenth century. Shedding new light on puritans whose impact was far-reaching as well as on those who left only limited traces behind them, Michael Winship delineates puritanism's triumphs and tribulations and shows how the puritan project of creating reformed churches working closely with intolerant godly governments evolved and broke down over time in response to changing geographical, political, and religious exigencies.

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The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War Audiobook

The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War

Author: Aaron Sheehan-Dean Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: May 2019

At least three-quarters of a million lives were lost during the American Civil War. Given its seemingly indiscriminate mass destruction, this conflict is often thought of as the first 'total war.' But Aaron Sheehan-Dean argues for another interpretation. The Calculus of Violence demonstrates that this notoriously bloody war could have been much worse. Military forces on both sides sought to contain casualties inflicted on soldiers and civilians. In Congress, in church pews, and in letters home, Americans debated the conditions under which lethal violence was legitimate, and their arguments differentiated carefully among victims-women and men, black and white, enslaved and free. Sometimes, as Sheehan-Dean shows, these well-meaning restraints led to more carnage by implicitly justifying the killing of people who were not protected by the laws of war. As the Civil War raged on, the Union's confrontations with guerrillas and the Confederacy's confrontations with black soldiers forced a new reckoning with traditional categories of lawful combatants and raised legal disputes that still hang over military operations around the world today.

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Sins of the Son Audiobook

Sins of the Son

Author: Carlton Stowers Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: May 2019

When a hideous murder makes the headlines, a barrage of questions usually appears in its wake: Why did this happen? Could it have been prevented? What kind of family was the criminal from? Are his parents in some way to blame? Any crime writer worth his salt would attempt to answer these questions-but how do you address such questions when the killer is your own son? As a single father raising two sons, Carlton Stowers did his best to instill in his boys a healthy sense of right and wrong. But with Anson, his oldest, it would prove to be an ongoing uphill battle. At a young age, Anson began to angrily shun authority, and soon became involved with a number of illicit activities, including drugs, forgery, and theft. After each jail stay, Anson would vow to get clean and start anew. It became a revolving door for both father and son, until Anson, twenty-five years old and strung-out on amphetamines, brutally murdered his young ex-wife. In a brave, honest, and moving work, bestselling true-crime writer Carlton Stowers examines the downfall of his eldest son, once a happy child full of promise, now a convicted murderer serving a sixty-year sentence. With a reporter's shrewdness and a father's heart, Stowers presents a true story of two lives irrevocably lost, and of one man struggling to both understand-and move beyond-the . . . Sins of the Son.

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The Dragon Rider Audiobook

The Dragon Rider

Author: Mike Shelton Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: May 2019

The barrier is down. War is brewing. Dragons fill the skies once more. Bakari is the first dragon rider in centuries but he alone cannot subdue the growing tensions among the kingdoms around Alaris. He begins a quest to find more dragon riders-the only way to secure peace in the fractured lands around him. Roland Tyre seizes control of the Citadel and carefully plays both sides-but his immense charm and considerable wizard powers may prove useless against a deadly and hidden enemy. Battle Wizard Alli Stenos is in the thick of every fight she can find and only wants to secure an end to the violence. As the three young wizards, Bakari, Roland, and Alli, become more powerful than many of their elders, will that be enough to keep Alaris, and the surrounding kingdoms, from descending into all out war?

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Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon's Stories of Transformation Audiobook

Second Lives, Second Chances: A Surgeon's Stories of Transformation

Author: Md Donald R Laub Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: April 2019

Through his work in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Donald Laub changed the lives of thousands of people who had been shunned by society. His influence fostered the development of three key areas in the surgical profession: pioneering and influencing international humanitarian medical missions in the developing world, being at the forefront of gender affirmation surgery for transgender people since 1968, and the education and training of more than fifty plastic and reconstructive surgeons. His unstinting efforts to surgically correct cleft palates gave new lives to thousands of children in developing countries. As one of the original surgeons to perform gender affirmation surgery, Laub not only continually improved on his methods, but he also became a tireless advocate for the rights of transgender people. His non-profit foundation has sent thousands of multidisciplinary teams to perform transformative and reconstructive surgery in the developing world. Second Lives, Second Chances is a testament to how the determination of one person can bring others together to make a lasting difference in the world.

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The Spectators: A Novel Audiobook

The Spectators: A Novel

Author: Jennifer Dubois Narrator: Nancy Linari, Paul Boehmer Release Date: April 2019

A shocking crime triggers a media firestorm for a controversial talk show host in this provocative novel-a story of redemption, a nostalgic portrait of New York City, and a searing indictment of our culture of spectacle. One of the The New York Times's "10 Books to Watch for in April" • "Jennifer duBois is a brilliant writer."-Karen Russell, author of Vampires in the Lemon Grove  Talk show host Matthew Miller has made his fame by shining a spotlight on the most unlikely and bizarre secrets of society, exposing them on live television in front of millions of gawking viewers. However, the man behind The Mattie M Show remains a mystery-both to his enormous audience and to those who work alongside him every day. But when the high school students responsible for a mass shooting are found to be devoted fans, Mattie is thrust into the glare of public scrutiny, seen as the wry, detached herald of a culture going downhill and going way too far. Soon, the secrets of Mattie's past as a brilliant young politician in a crime-ridden New York City begin to push their way to the surface. In her most daring and multidimensional novel yet, Jennifer duBois vividly portrays  the heyday of gay liberation in the seventies and the grip of the AIDS crisis in the eighties, alongside a backstage view of nineties television in an age of moral panic. DuBois explores an enigmatic man's downfall through the perspectives of two spectators-Cel, Mattie's skeptical publicist, and Semi, the disillusioned lover from his past.  With wit, heart, and crackling intelligence, The Spectators examines the human capacity for reinvention-and forces us to ask ourselves what we choose to look at, and why. Praise for The Spectators "The Spectators is yet another triumph in an impressive oeuvre: a brave and painfully vivid excavation of the AIDS crisis in New York that, with its fine prose, breathes life back into an era of death."-Karan Mahajan, author of the National Book Award finalist The Association of Small Bombs "Elegant, enigmatic, and haunting."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The Spectators is a beautifully written, even aphoristic novel, but its greatest strength is its characterization. . . . Brilliantly conceived and . . . utterly unforgettable."-Booklist (starred review)

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Hitler's Last Plot: The 139 VIP Hostages Selected for Death in the Final Days of World War II Audiobook

Hitler's Last Plot: The 139 VIP Hostages Selected for Death in the Final Days of World War II

Author: Ian Sayer, Jeremy Dronfield Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: April 2019

Revealed for the first time: how the SS rounded up the Nazis' most prominent prisoners to serve as human shields for Hitler in the last days of World War II In April 1945, as Germany faced defeat, Hitler planned to round up the Third Reich's most valuable prisoners and send them to his 'Alpine Fortress,' where he and the SS would keep the hostages as they made a last stand against the Allies. The prisoners included European presidents, prime ministers, generals, British secret agents, and German anti-Nazi clerics, celebrities, and officers who had aided the July 1944 bomb plot against Hitler--and the prisoners' families. Orders were given to the SS: if the German military situation deteriorated, the prisoners were to be executed--all 139 of them. So began a tense, deadly drama. As some prisoners plotted escape, others prepared for the inevitable, and their SS guards grew increasingly volatile, drunk, and trigger-happy as defeat loomed. As a dramatic confrontation between the SS and the Wehrmacht threatened the hostages caught in the middle, the US Army launched a frantic rescue bid to save the hostages before the axe fell. Drawing on previously unpublished and overlooked sources, Hitler's Last Plot is the first full account of this astounding and shocking story, from the original round-up order to the prisoners' terrifying ordeal and ultimate rescue. Told in a thrilling, page-turning narrative, this is one of World War II's most fascinating episodes. **Contact Customer Service for Additional Content**

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