Audiobooks Narrated by Stephen Bowlby

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Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? Audiobook

Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?

Author: Alexander Keyssar Narrator: Stephen Bowlby Release Date: January 2021

With every presidential election, Americans puzzle over the peculiar mechanism of the Electoral College. The author of the Pulitzer finalist The Right to Vote explains the enduring problem of this controversial institution. Every four years, millions of Americans wonder why they choose their presidents through the Electoral College, an arcane institution that permits the loser of the popular vote to become president and narrows campaigns to swing states. Most Americans have long preferred a national popular vote, and Congress has attempted on many occasions to alter or scuttle the Electoral College. Several of these efforts-one as recently as 1970-came very close to winning approval. Yet this controversial system remains. Alexander Keyssar explains its persistence. After tracing the Electoral College's tangled origins at the Constitutional Convention, he explores the efforts from 1800 to 2020 to abolish or significantly reform it, showing why each has failed. Reasons include the complexity of the electoral system's design, the tendency of political parties to elevate partisan advantage above democratic values, the difficulty of passing constitutional amendments, and, importantly, the South's prolonged backing of the Electoral College, grounded in its desire to preserve white supremacy in the region. The commonly voiced explanation that small states have blocked reform for fear of losing influence proves to have been true only occasionally. Keyssar examines why reform of the Electoral College has received so little attention from Congress for the last forty years, and considers alternatives to congressional action such as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and state efforts to eliminate winner-take-all. In analyzing the reasons for past failures while showing how close the nation has come to abolishing the institution, Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? offers encouragement to those hoping to produce change in the twenty-first century.

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Visits from Heaven: One Man's Eye-Opening Encounter with Death, Grief, and Comfort from the Other Si Audiobook

Visits from Heaven: One Man's Eye-Opening Encounter with Death, Grief, and Comfort from the Other Si

Author: Pete Deison, Stephen Bowlby Narrator: Stephen Bowlby, Steven Bowlby Release Date: November 2016

A tragic suicide may have ended the earthly life of Harriet Deison, but it didn't end the love story she shared with her husband, Pete. Their connection continued through Pete's vivid dreams of Harriet sent from her new home in heaven.

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Very Cold for May Audiobook

Very Cold for May

Author: William P. McGivern Narrator: Stephen Bowlby Release Date: July 2013

Her corpse would be the hottest news in town. May Laval was as brilliant as a ten-carat diamond—and just as cold. As the calculating ruler of a social set, she influenced generals, politicians, and big businessmen. Slowly and shrewdly, she learned the intimate details of everyone’s life and recorded the seamy facts in a diary so as not to forget a single sordid detail. One day, May Laval threatened to publish her diary. Now it’s up to PR man Jake Harrison to find out who killed May and—while he’s at it—why his wife left him.

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Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory Audiobook

Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

Author: Claudio Saunt Narrator: Stephen Bowlby Release Date: March 2020

In May 1830, the United States formally launched a policy to expel Native Americans from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Justified as a humanitarian enterprise, the undertaking was to be systematic and rational, overseen by Washington's small but growing bureaucracy. But as the policy unfolded over the next decade, thousands of Native Americans died under the federal government's auspices, and thousands of others lost their possessions and homelands in an orgy of fraud, intimidation, and violence. Drawing on firsthand accounts and the voluminous records produced by the federal government, Saunt's deeply researched book argues that Indian Removal, as advocates of the policy called it, was not an inevitable chapter in US expansion across the continent. Rather, it was a fiercely contested political act designed to secure new lands for the expansion of slavery and to consolidate the power of the southern states. Indigenous peoples fought relentlessly against the policy, while many US citizens insisted that it was a betrayal of the nation's values. When Congress passed the act by a razor-thin margin, it authorized one of the first state-sponsored mass deportations in the modern era, marking a turning point for native peoples and for the United States.

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Think Fast, Mr. Peters: A Toby Peters Mystery Audiobook

Think Fast, Mr. Peters: A Toby Peters Mystery

Author: Stuart Kaminsky, Stuart M. Kaminsky Narrator: Stephen Bowlby Release Date: May 2014

Hollywood detective Toby Peters is asleep on his floor when the dentist who shares his office calls, wailing that his wife has left him. While on the one hand, Toby is shocked that a woman as unpleasant as Mildred could ever attract a suitor, he's even more surprised by the name of the alleged Lothario: Peter Lorre, the scaly-voiced, bug-eyed Hollywood character actor. Though he can't imagine why the dentist would want her back, Toby agrees to track down his missing wife. He finds Lorre in a greasy spoon near the Warner Brothers' lot, but the actor doesn't know a thing about the missing Mildred. Her boyfriend turns out to be a Peter Lorre impersonator, and by the time Toby finds him, he's doing a very credible imitation of a dead man. The bullet was meant for the real Lorre, who has just become Toby's client-whether Toby likes it or not.

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The Way We Die Now: A Novel Audiobook

The Way We Die Now: A Novel

Author: Charles Willeford Narrator: Stephen Bowlby Release Date: August 2014

When Miami homicide detective Hoke Moseley receives an unexplained order to let his beard grow, he doesn’t think much about it. He has too much going on at home, especially with a man he helped convict ten years before moving in across the street. Hoke immediately assumes the worst, and considering he has his former partner, her newborn, and his two teenage daughters living with him, he doesn’t like the situation one bit. It doesn’t help matters when he is suddenly assigned to work undercover, miles away, outside of his jurisdiction and without his badge, his gun, or his teeth. Soon he is impersonating a drifter and trying to infiltrate a farm operation suspected of murdering migrant workers. But when he gets there for his job interview, the last thing he is offered is work. In this final installment of the highly acclaimed Hoke Moseley novels, Charles Willeford’s brilliance and expertise show on every page. Funny, thrilling, and disturbing in equal parts, The Way We Die Now is a triumphant finish to one of the most original detective series of all time.

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The Shanghai Factor Audiobook

The Shanghai Factor

Author: Charles McCarry Narrator: Stephen Bowlby Release Date: June 2013

An unnamed spy is dispatched to Shanghai to aid a shadowy U.S. agency known only as HQ. There he meets a mysterious woman named Mei and begins a torrid affair that threatens to expose him to Chinese intelligence, the notorious Guoanbu. As danger waits for him around every corner, and the enigmatic Mei moves into and out of his life, he finds himself drawn further into a deadly cat-and-mouse game between Guoanbu and HQ that threatens not only to end his life but to also dangerously destabilize East/West relations.

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The Secrets of Master Brewers: Techniques, Traditions, and Homebrew Recipes for 26 of the World's Cl Audiobook

The Secrets of Master Brewers: Techniques, Traditions, and Homebrew Recipes for 26 of the World's Cl

Author: Jeff Alworth Narrator: Stephen Bowlby Release Date: May 2017

Bestselling author Jeff Alworth takes serious beer aficionados on a behind-the-scenes tour of twenty-six major European and North American breweries that create some of the world's most classic beers. Learn how the Irish make stout, the secrets of traditional Czech pilsner, and what makes English cask ale unique by delving deep into the specific techniques, equipment, and geographical factors that shape these distinctive styles. Contemporary brewers carrying on their traditions share insider knowledge and twenty-six original recipes to guide experienced homebrewers in developing your own special versions of each style.

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The Proximity Paradox: How to Create Distance from Business as Usual and Do Something Truly Innovati Audiobook

The Proximity Paradox: How to Create Distance from Business as Usual and Do Something Truly Innovati

Author: Alex Varricchio, Kiirsten May Narrator: Stephen Bowlby Release Date: April 2020

You're too close to your business, and it's killing your creativity Traditional business structures love stability and predictability. Yet many organizations believe the two essential ingredients for long-term success are creativity and innovation. Kiirsten May and Alex Varricchio, founders of the marketing agency UpHouse, call the relationship between these two opposing expectations the Proximity Paradox-the belief that those who are closest to a subject are best-qualified to innovate for it, when, in reality, intense proximity limits creativity. Instead, people need to create distance from challenges in order to see the best way forward. May and Varricchio believe that until we can separate innovation and execution within ourselves, we will only innovate to the level at which we can execute the idea. To be effective, we need to create distance between our innovation brain and our execution brain. Unpacking ten common Proximity Paradoxes that affect a company's people, processes, and industry, the authors share some practical ideas to create the distance necessary for your next great idea. An especially valuable book for creatives, and non-creatives in creative industries, but equally applicable to all businesses that depend on innovation.

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The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas Audiobook

The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

Author: David Burkus Narrator: Stephen Bowlby Release Date: October 2020

There is a mythology around creativity a hazy system of beliefs developed to try to understand what many believe to be incomprehensible. Because of this mythology, many businesspeople view creativity and innovation as vague and inaccessible, assuming that creativity happens through a largely transcendent process of inspiration to which only a select few are granted access. Fortunately for all of us who need to be more creative or lead our organizations through a creativity process, this is simply not the case, and The Myths of Creativity shows how anyone can drop the faulty conventional wisdom of creativity, understand the actual research behind how the creative process works, and ultimately generate impressive creative results. Each chapter of The Myths of Creativity debunks one erroneous assumption about the creative process: Chapter 1: The Sacred Myth: Creativity is not a distant inspiration given to a select few, but comes from within Chapter 2: The Breed Myth: Creativity is not a trait that only certain individuals hold and pass along Chapter 3: The Eureka Myth: Creative insight is not the sudden spark romanticized by stories of Newtons Apple or Archimedes bathtub, but involves a slow hunch Chapter 4: The Originality Myth: Most creative ideas are not unique or original, but are usually new combinations of older ideas. Chapter 5: The Expert Myth: Highly trained experts in a particular domain are sometimes incapable of generating creative insight. Instead, outsiders can provide the fresh perspective needed to creatively solve complex problems. Chapter 6: The Incentive Myth: Traditional incentives like bonuses, awards or other carrots provide little influence on creativity Chapter 7: The Lone Creator Myth: Most innovation is the product of a group of individuals and not any one person. Chapter 8: The Brainstorming Myth: Creativity requires more than merely the rapid generation of ideas. Chapter 9: The Cohesive Myth: Cohesive cultures and feel good environments can hinder innovation. Chapter 10: The Constraints Myth: While the traditional view of creativity is out-of-the-box or no limits, constraints can actually help enhance creativity in individuals and teams. Chapter 11: The Mousetrap Myth: Creative ideas and innovations dont experience immediate celebration like the proverbial better mousetrap. Instead, they often experience backlash as a first reaction. Chapter 12: The Moral Myth: Enhancing creativity is not always good. The chapters are filled with fresh case studies from Burkuss dissertation research. The Myths of Creativity is essential reading for anyone who feels like creativity is a struggle. It demystifies the creative process, debunks myths that may be holding back your creative juices, and ultimately will result in more and better ideas for you and your team.

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The Melting Clock: A Toby Peters Mystery Audiobook

The Melting Clock: A Toby Peters Mystery

Author: Stuart Kaminsky, Stuart M. Kaminsky Narrator: Stephen Bowlby Release Date: September 2014

An ax-wielding monk hacks at the door. Toby Peters is on the other side, running as fast as his recently broken leg will allow. Alongside him is Salvador Dalí, dressed in a rabbit suit, emphatically muttering "grasshoppers" as they try to make their escape. Dalí insists on being carried across the lawn, so Peters hobbles along with the surrealist in his arms. They get in the car just as the monk chops down the front door. The car doesn't start, and the monk charges silently, ax held aloft. And this isn't even the strangest thing that has happened to Toby Peters this week. Life has been peculiar ever since the call came from Dalí's wife. Peters, suffering from post-New Year's celebration malaise, was happy to look into the theft of three of Dalí's paintings. He had no idea, however, that the investigation might end with his face being literally turned into something resembling abstract art.

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