Audiobooks Narrated by Rodney Gardiner

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  1. Over My Dead Body Audiobook Over My Dead Body
  2. The Whalebone Theatre: The instant Sunday Times bestseller Audiobook The Whalebone Theatre: The instant Sunday Times bestseller
  3. Bridgerton: Romancing Mister Bridgerton: Bridgertons Book 4 Audiobook Bridgerton: Romancing Mister Bridgerton: Bridgertons Book 4
  4. Lapvona Audiobook Lapvona
  5. You Are Not a Before Picture: How to finally make peace with your body, for good Audiobook You Are Not a Before Picture: How to finally make peace with your body, for good
  6. Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, 10th-Anniversary Edition Audiobook Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, 10th-Anniversary Edition
  7. The Murders at Fleat House Audiobook The Murders at Fleat House
  8. Modern Romance: An Investigation Audiobook Modern Romance: An Investigation
  9. Counterfeit Audiobook Counterfeit
  10. Richer Than Sin Audiobook Richer Than Sin
Come and Get These Memories: The Genius of Holland-Dozier-Holland, Motown's Incomparable Songwriters Audiobook

Come and Get These Memories: The Genius of Holland-Dozier-Holland, Motown's Incomparable Songwriters

Author: Brian Holland Narrator: Kevin Kenerly, Rodney Gardiner Release Date: March 2021

Brian Holland, Edward Holland, and Lamont Dozier, known as Holland-Dozier-Holland or H-D-H, were the greatest songwriting team in American pop music history. Seventy of the songs they wrote reached the Billboard Top 40, with fifteen of these reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. No other songwriting team or individual has come close to equaling-let alone surpassing-this record. They've been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. As tunesmiths for the legendary Motown Record Corporation, and for their own corporations, Invictus Records and Hot Wax Records, they wrote and produced hits for Diana Ross and the Supremes, including "Baby Love," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "Where Did Our Love Go," "You Keep Me Hangin' On," "You Can't Hurry Love," "I Hear a Symphony," "Come See about Me," "Back in My Arms Again," and "Reflections." Now the legendary composers are ready to reveal the inspirations and stories behind their chart-topping hits, providing millions of fans with the first complete history of their songwriting process, and detail the real-life experiences that led them to write each of their most famous tunes. They will also reveal their creative and intimate relationships with Motown's biggest stars.

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Good Idea. Now What?: How to Move Ideas to Execution Audiobook

Good Idea. Now What?: How to Move Ideas to Execution

Author: Charles T. Lee Narrator: Rodney Gardiner Release Date: July 2020

We all have ideasthings we want to do or createbut only some of us will do what it takes to see those ideas come to pass.  In the world of ideas, theres no shortage of passion.  But passion without an actionable plan will eventually end up dead.  The good news is that there are proven ways to help your ideas become reality. Idea-makers who are able to actualize their concepts year in and year out live with passion and intention.  Its not enough to just be creative and inspired.  Whether youre a creative or the leader of an organization, if you want to change your life and maybe even the world with your ideas, you must figure out how to create a process and infrastructure for implementation. In Good Idea, Now What? readers will be led through essential values and principles that successful idea-makers follow, from the importance of the physical space to dealing with resistance and setbacks, to collaborating with intention and communicating your ideas well. Good Idea, Now What? chapters include: Life After Inspiration Moving Forward Without Moving Elements of a Good Idea Why Branding Matters Getting Your Idea Out There

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A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent Audiobook

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

Author: Anne Rockwell Narrator: Rodney Gardiner Release Date: January 2017

This is the true story of James Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery. His service hadn't qualified him for the release he'd been hoping for. For James, the fight wasn't over; he'd already helped his country gain its freedom, now it was time to win his own.

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Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights that Changed America Audiobook

Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights that Changed America

Author: Russell Freedman Narrator: Rodney Gardiner Release Date: January 2017

In the early 1960s, tired of reprisals for attempting to register to vote, Selma's black community began to protest. The struggle received nationwide attention when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a voting rights march in January, 1965, and was attacked by a segregationist. In February, the shooting of an unarmed demonstrator by an Alabama state trooper inspired a march from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery. The march got off to a horrific start on March 7 as law officers attacked peaceful demonstrators. Broadcast throughout the world, the violence attracted widespread outrage and spurred demonstrators to complete the march at any cost. On March 25, after several setbacks, protesters completed the fifty-four-mile march to a cheering crowd of 25,000 supporters.

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The Souls of Black Folk Audiobook

The Souls of Black Folk

Author: W. E.B. Dubois, W.E.B. Du Bois Narrator: Rodney Gardiner Release Date: December 2016

A cornerstone of African-American literary history, The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work by W. E. B. Du Bois. Originally published in 1903, it contains many essays on race and equality, but is also a piece of seminal history as laying the groundwork for the field of sociology. Some of the essays in the novel were even previously published by the Atlantic Monthly magazine. When writing, Du Bois drew from his personal experiences as an African-American in America to highlight the issues of prejudice that were still going on into the 20th century.

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The Uncommon Marriage Adventure: A Daily Journey to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other Audiobook

The Uncommon Marriage Adventure: A Daily Journey to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other

Author: Lauren Dungy, Tony Dungy Narrator: Adenrele Ojo, Rodney Gardiner Release Date: October 2014

Marriage is an adventure unlike any other. At times, you and your spouse may feel so close, connected, and in love that you’re ready to take on the world together. But other times, things grow distant, and you wonder where all the joy and excitement has gone. What is the secret to a happy, healthy, God-honoring marriage—one that will last through anything that comes your way? Join Tony and Lauren Dungy in The Uncommon Marriage Adventure, a series of daily reflections for couples. With transparency, wisdom, and humor, the Dungys share what they’ve learned over thirty years of marriage about faith, teamwork, conflict, communication, and more. Through each day’s reading, you and your spouse will go deeper in loving, understanding, and learning to serve each other. Dare to embark on your own marriage adventure—and discover how to make your relationship truly uncommon.

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Assault on Sunrise Audiobook

Assault on Sunrise

Author: Michael Shea Narrator: Rodney Gardiner, Tom Taylorson Release Date: August 2013

A fast-paced, cinematically explosive dystopian thriller by the author of The Extra Less than a hundred years in the future, pollution, economic disaster, and the rapacious greed of the corporate oligarchy have brought America to its knees and created dystopian urban nightmares, of which Los Angeles may be the worst. Curtis, Japh, and Jool are film extras, who—with the help of a couple of very gutsy women—survived being anonymous players in a “live-action” film in which death on-screen meant death in real life. Surviving the shoot made them rich enough to escape the postapocalyptic hell that LA has become. But their survival was not what Panoply Studios CEO Val Margolian had in mind, especially since it cost his company millions. Now he’s taking his revenge. After several plainclothes police are found dead in the former extras’ new home of Sunrise, California, the entire town is subjected to Margolian’s own invidious plan to punish them … and make a fortune doing it. Margolian has created toxic, murderous, mechanical, wasp-like creatures to set upon the people of Sunrise, while his film crew captures the carnage in what promises to be the bloodiest live-action film yet. With their haven besieged by the deadly assault, the exiles from LA are faced with a grim task: defeat the creatures and take back their town and their freedom. Their story is a saga of courage and sacrifice in a world gone mad. “Exceeds every horror and science fiction fan’s hunger for bold ideas…you’ll find yourself rereading each page to assure yourself that yes, Micheal Shea went there.”—Patton Oswalt

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Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison Audiobook

Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison

Author: Joshua Dubler Narrator: Rodney Gardiner Release Date: August 2013

A bold and provocative interpretation of one of the most religiously vibrant places in America—a state penitentiary Baraka, Al, Teddy, and Sayyid—four black men from South Philadelphia, two Christian and two Muslim—are serving life at Pennsylvania’s maximum-security Graterford Prison. All of them work in Graterford’s chapel, a place that is at once a sanctuary for religious contemplation and an arena for disputing the works of God and man. Day in, day out, everything is, in its twisted way, rather ordinary. And then one of them disappears. Down in the Chapel tells the story of one week at Graterford Prison. We learn how the men at Graterford pass their time, care for themselves, and commune with their makers. We observe a variety of Muslims, Protestants, Catholics, and others at prayer and study and song. And we listen in as an interloping scholar of religion tries to make sense of it all. When prisoners turn to God, they are often scorned as con artists who fake their piety, or pitied as wretches who cling to faith because faith is all they have left. Joshua Dubler goes beyond these stereotypes to show the religious life of a prison in all its complexity. One part prison procedural, one part philosophical investigation, Down in the Chapel explores the many uses prisoners make of their religions and weighs the circumstances that make these uses possible. Gritty and visceral, meditative and searching, it is an essential study of American religion in the age of mass incarceration. “University of Rochester religion professor Dubler takes readers where every American should go at least once—to prison…In this important book, Dubler reveals an essential American conversation that is complex, nuanced, highly intellectual, woefully uninformed, often humorous, and deeply theological among men held in violent, repressive circumstances. This book aptly proves Dostoevsky’s claim that one can judge a society’s civilization ‘by entering its prisons.’”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Finally Free: An Autobiography Audiobook

Finally Free: An Autobiography

Author: Michael Vick Narrator: Rodney Gardiner Release Date: September 2012

One of the most talented and polarizing athletes of our generation, Michael Vick’s stunning story has captured news headlines across the nation. From his poverty-stricken youth, to his success on the field in high school and college, to his rise to NFL stardom and his fall from grace, Finally Free shows how a gifted athlete’s life spiraled out of control under the glare of money and fame, aided by his own poor choices. In his own words, Vick details his regrets, his search for forgiveness, the moments of unlikely grace — and the brokenness that brought his redemption on the way to his celebrated return to the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles. - With forward by Tony Dungy “Vick has apologized and acknowledged the suffering he caused. He has expressed his remorse and his desire to help more animals than he harmed by being an advocate for the humane treatment of animals. We realize the potential Vick has to reach at-risk youth and pull them out of the quicksand…” —The Humane Society of the United States “Finally Free tells an amazing story. It’s not all pretty, but it’s real. This book will let you know why I’m so proud of Michael Vick and honored to call him a friend.” — Tony Dungy, Former NFL head coach for the Indianapolis Colts “I want to be remembered as a guy who never gave up, whether with my family, out on the football field, in a prison cell, or playing one-on-one basketball with somebody in the neighborhood. Standing firm in God always, pushing through, even in my darkest moments.” — Michael Vick ***Please Contact Member Services for Additional Documents***

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