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  1. It Happened One Summer: A Novel Audiobook It Happened One Summer: A Novel
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  2. The Viscount Who Loved Me Audiobook The Viscount Who Loved Me
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  3. Manifest: The Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life Audiobook Manifest: The Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life
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  4. The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World Audiobook The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry that Forged the Medieval World
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  5. The Dictionary of Lost Words Audiobook The Dictionary of Lost Words
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  6. The Match: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close Audiobook The Match: From the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series Stay Close
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  7. Arsenic and Adobo Audiobook Arsenic and Adobo
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  8. The Cabinet Audiobook The Cabinet
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  9. The Night Circus Audiobook The Night Circus
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  10. Open Mind Audiobook Open Mind
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The Sailor's Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea Audiobook

The Sailor's Bookshelf: Fifty Books to Know the Sea

Author: Adm. James Stavridis, Usn (ret) Narrator: Robert Fass Release Date: April 2022

Admiral Stavridis, a leader in military, international affairs, and national security circles, shares his love of the sea and some of the sources of that affection. The Sailor's Bookshelf offers synopses of fifty books that illustrate the history, importance, lore, and lifestyle of the oceans and of those who 'go down to the sea in ships.' Divided into four main categories, Admiral Stavridis's choices will appeal to 'old salts' and to those who have never known the sights of the ever-changing seascape nor breathed the tonic of an ocean breeze. The result is a navigational aid that guides readers through the realm of sea literature, covering a spectrum of topics that range from science to aesthetics, from history to modernity, from solo sailing to great battles. Among these eclectic choices are guides to ship handling and navigation, classic fiction that pits man against the sea, ecological and strategic challenges, celebrations of great achievements and the lessons that come with failure, economic competition and its stepbrother combat, explorations of the deep, and poetry that beats with the pulse of the wave. Admiral Stavridis has chosen some books that are relatively recent, and he recommends other works which have been around much longer and deserve recognition.

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Beyond the Wire Audiobook

Beyond the Wire

Author: James D. Shipman Narrator: Robert Fass Release Date: January 2022

October 1944: In the long, narrow undressing rooms in Auschwitz-Birkenau, prisoner Jakub Bak toils under the scrutiny of SS guards. Like other members of the Sonderkommando, Jakub was selected on arrival for an unthinkable job: sorting through the clothes of the dead and moving their bodies from the gas chambers to the crematoriums. Jakub clings to the promise he made to his murdered father-to live, at any cost-and to the moments he is able to spend in the company of Anna, imprisoned in the women's camp. Every morning, Anna marches miles to the union munitions factory where she works alongside other prisoners. Even Jakub doesn't know that she and a few other women have been taking the ultimate risk, smuggling trace amounts of gunpowder back in their clothing. A bold plan is brewing to revolt against the SS and liberate the camp. Jakub, pressured to join the resistance, knows that any uprising faces impossible odds. Added to this already stark choice is another desperate reality-the risk from informers who see their only chance of survival in betraying their fellow Jews. Powerfully moving and unflinching in its authenticity, Beyond the Wire tells of the women and men who, though outnumbered and outgunned, fought to free themselves, sparking a brilliant flash of light and hope amidst the darkest evil that humans can conceive.

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Grand Transitions: How the Modern World Was Made Audiobook

Grand Transitions: How the Modern World Was Made

Author: Vaclav Smil Narrator: Robert Fass Release Date: October 2021

What makes the modern world work? The answer to this deceptively simple question lies in four 'grand transitions' of civilization-in populations, agriculture, energy, and economics-which have transformed the way we live. Societies that have undergone all four transitions emerge into an era of radically different population dynamics, food surpluses (and waste), abundant energy use, and expanding economic opportunities. Simultaneously, in other parts of the world, hundreds of millions remain largely untouched by these developments. Through erudite storytelling, Vaclav Smil investigates the fascinating and complex interactions of these transitions. He argues that the moral imperative to share modernity's benefits has become more acute with increasing economic inequality, but addressing this imbalance would make it exceedingly difficult to implement the changes necessary for the long-term preservation of the environment. Thus, managing the fifth transition-environmental changes from natural-resource depletion, biodiversity loss, and global warming-will determine the success or eventual failure of the grand transitions that have made the world we live in today.

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Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Audiobook

Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Author: Nicholas A. Basbanes Narrator: Robert Fass Release Date: July 2021

In Cross of Snow, the result of more than twelve years of research, including access to never-before-examined letters, diaries, journals, notes, Nicholas Basbanes reveals the life, the times, the work-the soul-of the man who shaped the literature of a new nation with his countless poems, sonnets, stories, essays, translations, and whose renown was so wide-reaching that his deep friendships included Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Julia Ward Howe, and Oscar Wilde. Basbanes writes of the shaping of Longfellow's character, his huge body of work that included translations of numerous foreign works, among them, the first rendering into a complete edition by an American of Dante's Divine Comedy. We see Longfellow's two marriages, each cut short by tragedy. His first to Mary Storer Potter that ended in the aftermath of a miscarriage, leaving Longfellow devastated. His second marriage to the brilliant Boston socialite-Fanny Appleton, after a three-year pursuit by Longfellow (his 'fiery crucible,' he called it), and his emergence as a literary force and a man of letters. A portrait of a bold artist, experimenter of poetic form and an innovative translator-the human being that he was, the times in which he lived, the people whose lives he touched, his monumental work, and its place in his America and ours.

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My Place at the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris Audiobook

My Place at the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris

Author: Alexander Lobrano Narrator: Robert Fass Release Date: June 2021

In this debut memoir, a James Beard Award-winning writer, whose childhood idea of fine dining was Howard Johnson's, tells how he became one of Paris's most influential food critics   Until Alec Lobrano landed a job in the glamorous Paris office of Women's Wear Daily, his main experience of French cuisine was the occasional supermarket éclair. An interview with the owner of a renowned cheese shop for his first article nearly proves a disaster because he speaks no French. As he goes on to cover celebrities and couturiers and improves his mastery of the language, he gradually learns what it means to be truly French. He attends a cocktail party with Yves St. Laurent and has dinner with Giorgio Armani. Over a superb lunch, it's his landlady who ultimately provides him with a lasting touchstone for how to judge food: "you must understand the intentions of the cook." At the city's brasseries and bistros, he discovers real French cooking. Through a series of vivid encounters with culinary figures from Paul Bocuse to Julia Child to Ruth Reichl, Lobrano hones his palate and finds his voice. Soon the timid boy from Connecticut is at the epicenter of the Parisian dining revolution and the restaurant critic of one of the largest newspapers in the France. A mouthwatering testament to the healing power of food, My Place at the Table is a moving coming-of-age story of how a gay man emerges from a wounding childhood, discovers himself, and finds love. Published here for the first time is Lobrano's "little black book," an insider's guide to his thirty all-time-favorite Paris restaurants.  

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Decoding Schopenhauer's Metaphysics: The Key to Understanding How It Solves the Hard Problem of Cons Audiobook

Decoding Schopenhauer's Metaphysics: The Key to Understanding How It Solves the Hard Problem of Cons

Author: Bernardo Kastrup Narrator: Robert Fass Release Date: June 2021

First proposed more than 200 years ago, Schopenhauer's extraordinarily prescient metaphysics-if understood along the lines thoroughly elucidated and substantiated in this volume-offers powerful answers not only to the paradoxes of quantum mechanics, but also to modern philosophical dilemmas such as the hard problem of consciousness-which plagues mainstream physicalism, and the subject combination problem-which plagues constitutive panpsychism. This invaluable treasure of the Western philosophical canon has eluded us so far because Schopenhauer's argument has been consistently misunderstood and misrepresented, even at the hands of presumed experts. Hoping to change this situation, Decoding Schopenhauer's Metaphysics offers a conceptual framework, a decoding key for unlocking the sense of Schopenhauer's metaphysical contentions in a way that renders them mutually consistent. With this key in mind, even those who earlier dismissed Schopenhauer's metaphysics should be able to return to it with fresh eyes and at last grasp its meaning. And for those as yet unacquainted with Schopenhauerian thought, this volume offers a succinct and accessible entry path.

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My Place at the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris Audiobook

My Place at the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris

Author: Alexander Lobrano Narrator: Robert Fass Release Date: June 2021

In this debut memoir, a James Beard Award-winning writer, whose childhood idea of fine dining was Howard Johnson's, tells how he became one of Paris's most influential food critics   Until Alec Lobrano landed a job in the glamorous Paris office of Women's Wear Daily, his main experience of French cuisine was the occasional supermarket éclair. An interview with the owner of a renowned cheese shop for his first article nearly proves a disaster because he speaks no French. As he goes on to cover celebrities and couturiers and improves his mastery of the language, he gradually learns what it means to be truly French. He attends a cocktail party with Yves St. Laurent and has dinner with Giorgio Armani. Over a superb lunch, it's his landlady who ultimately provides him with a lasting touchstone for how to judge food: "you must understand the intentions of the cook." At the city's brasseries and bistros, he discovers real French cooking. Through a series of vivid encounters with culinary figures from Paul Bocuse to Julia Child to Ruth Reichl, Lobrano hones his palate and finds his voice. Soon the timid boy from Connecticut is at the epicenter of the Parisian dining revolution and the restaurant critic of one of the largest newspapers in the France. A mouthwatering testament to the healing power of food, My Place at the Table is a moving coming-of-age story of how a gay man emerges from a wounding childhood, discovers himself, and finds love. Published here for the first time is Lobrano's "little black book," an insider's guide to his thirty all-time-favorite Paris restaurants.  

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Grant's Tomb: The Epic Death of Ulysses S. Grant and the Making of an American Pantheon Audiobook

Grant's Tomb: The Epic Death of Ulysses S. Grant and the Making of an American Pantheon

Author: Louis L. Picone Narrator: Robert Fass Release Date: May 2021

The final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant, the victorious general in the Civil War and the eighteenth president of the United States, is a colossal neoclassical tomb located in the most dynamic city in the country. It is larger than the final resting place of any other president or any other person in America. Since its creation, the popularity and condition of this monument have reflected not only Grant's legacy in the public mind but also the state of New York City and of the Union. In this fascinating, deeply researched book, presidential historian Louis L. Picone recounts the full story. He begins with Grant's heroic final battle during the last year of his life, to complete his memoirs in order to secure his family's financial future while contending with painful, incurable cancer. Grant accomplished this just days before his death, and his memoirs, published by Mark Twain, became a bestseller. Picone narrates the national response to Grant's passing and how his tomb came to be: the intense competition to be the resting place for Grant's remains, the origins of the memorial and its design, the struggle to finance and build it over the course of twelve years, and the vicissitudes of its afterlife in the history of the nation up to recent times.

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Houses under the Sea: Mythos Tales Audiobook

Houses under the Sea: Mythos Tales

Since H. P. Lovecraft first invited colleagues such as Frank Belknap Long and Robert Bloch (among others) to join in his creation of what has come to be known as the "Cthulhu Mythos" (over Lovecraft's less invocative name of "Yog-Sothery"), dozens of authors have tried their hand at adding to this vast tapestry with varying degrees of success. Some, like the then teenage Ramsey Campbell, used the Mythos as a starting point to his own career while still finding his own authorial voice. Others, like Stephen King and Neil Gaiman, did so at the height of their careers, paying homage to an author who had been such a tremendous inspiration to them. But no one, absolutely no one, has contributed such a body of brilliant and profoundly original work to the Mythos as has Caitlín R. Kiernan. In this remarkable collection the author has selected over two dozen of her best Lovecraftian tales ranging from 2000s "Valentia" to her more recent classic "A Mountain Walked" as well as including the complete Dandridge Cycle, as well as a new story, "M Is for Mars." In short, this is a cornerstone volume for Kiernan fans and Mythos devotees alike.

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The Fail-Safe Startup Audiobook

The Fail-Safe Startup

Author: Tom Eisenmann Narrator: Robert Fass Release Date: April 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The Survival Guide for Entrepreneurial Success from Harvard Professor, Tom Eisenmann 90% of all startups fail. But why? For the past decade, this is a question that Tom Eisenmann has tried to answer. Focusing his research and his MBA class at Harvard University on the mistakes and missteps of entrepreneurs, for the first time, he reveals his findings, and - most importantly - how you can avoid them. Eisenmann's fascinating, often counter-intuitive, advice debunks common Silicon Valley mythology including: The False Promise: How early success, often based on extenuating factors, gives founders the misplaced confidence to expand. The False Start: That the 'fail fast' mentality of many founders can mean launching before they're ready - wasting time and money. The Audacity of Goals: Silicon Valley scoffs at moderatea mbitions but the more audacious your goals, the more can go wrong. Drawing on case studies from startups around the world, in all shapes and sizes, The Fail-Safe Startup will show you how to analyse others' failure to ensure your success. © Tom Eisenmann 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home Audiobook

Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home

Author: Alexander Wolff Narrator: Robert Fass Release Date: March 2021

Endpapers excavates the extraordinary histories of the author's grandfather and father: the renowned publisher Kurt Wolff, dubbed 'perhaps the twentieth century's most discriminating publisher' by the New York Times Book Review, and his son Niko, who fought in the Wehrmacht during World War II before coming to America. Kurt Wolff was born in Bonn into a highly cultured German-Jewish family, whose ancestors included converts to Christianity. Always bookish, Kurt became a publisher at twenty-three, setting up his own firm and publishing Franz Kafka, Joseph Roth, Karl Kraus, and many other authors whose books would soon be burned by the Nazis. Fleeing Germany in 1933, a day after the Reichstag fire, Kurt and his second wife, Helen, sought refuge in France, Italy, and ultimately New York, where in a small Greenwich Village apartment they founded Pantheon Books. But Kurt's taciturn son Niko, offspring of his first marriage to Elisabeth Merck, was left behind in Germany, where despite his Jewish heritage he served the Nazis on two fronts. As author Alexander Wolff visits dusty archives and meets distant relatives, he discovers secrets that never made it to the land of fresh starts, including the connection between Hitler and the family pharmaceutical firm E. Merck, and the story of a half-brother Niko never knew.

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Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan, Vol. 2 Audiobook

Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan, Vol. 2

In his Locus review of Two Worlds and In Between-the first volume of The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan-Gary K. Wolfe wrote, "...it makes you wish the second volume were here now." Well, the long wait is over. Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan Volume Two completes this ambitious undertaking, collecting the finest of Kiernan's stories from 2004 to 2012, selected by the author herself. The book includes twenty-five short stories and one poem, plus the short novel Black Helicopters-over two hundred thousand words of fiction, including the World Fantasy Award-winning "The Prayer of Ninety Cats."

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