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  1. The Silence of Scheherazade Audiobook The Silence of Scheherazade
  2. Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want Audiobook Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want
  3. Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food Audiobook Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food
  4. A Line to Kill: from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders Audiobook A Line to Kill: from the global bestselling author of Moonflower Murders
  5. Such a Quiet Place Audiobook Such a Quiet Place
  6. 1979 Audiobook 1979
  7. The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal Audiobook The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal
  8. Land of Big Numbers Audiobook Land of Big Numbers
  9. Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose Audiobook Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose
  10. What We Find Audiobook What We Find
Let That Be a Lesson: A Teacher’s Life in the Classroom Audiobook

Let That Be a Lesson: A Teacher’s Life in the Classroom

Author: Ryan Wilson Narrator: Ryan Wilson Release Date: August 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The malodorous horrors of Sports Day. Bracing yourself for Parents' Evening. Refereeing teenage relationship dramas. This is not what you see in the adverts. From the age of eight, Ryan Wilson dreamt of being a teacher. This is the inside story of his time at the chalkface, from fresh-faced trainee with grand ideals to exhausted assistant head battling ever-changing government demands. It is a tribute to the colleagues who befriended him and to the chaotic, brilliant, maddening students who inspired and enraged him. From Sean, the wannabe gangster with a soft heart, to David, the king of innuendo, and terrifyingly clever Amelia. And, above all, it's about the lessons they taught him: how to be patient and resilient, how to live authentically and how to value every day. 'Hilarious, inspiring and so terrifyingly true' Lucy Kellaway 'A hilarious love letter to teaching - and to teenagers. It throws open the doors to the staff room and our ears to the gossip inside' Christie Watson © Ryan Wilson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Heated Rollers: A BBC Radio Comedy show Audiobook

Heated Rollers: A BBC Radio Comedy show

The first ever all-female BBC radio 2 sketch show Three top actresses show off their comedic talents in the very first all-women sketch show written for BBC Radio 2. In these six episodes, Lynda Bellingham, Gwyneth Strong and Joanna Monro present a feast of skits and music with a distinctly feminist flavour. Highlights include the 'Classic Serial' strand, featuring strangely familiar titles such as Madame Ovary, Lady Chatterbox's Lover and Donna Karenina; and 'The History of Feminism', in which we learn the truth about Florence Nightingale, suffragettes, women drivers and Boadicea. Voyage into space with the Starship Menopause, boldly going where no middle-aged woman has gone before; thrill to the adventures of special agent Jane Blonde, as she takes on evil gynaecologist Coldfinger; and don't miss consumer report show Whichdog's probing investigations into faulty relationships and alien abductions. There's also a look back to the days before DNA testing, the launch of the new, life-like 'My Little Husband' toy, a glimpse of life in an Australian women's prison, a guide to putting the action back into admin - and the real stories of Goldilocks and Sleeping Beauty. With quirky, catchy songs from Britain's Got Talent star Lorraine Bowen, plus jokes, spoofs and sketches galore, Heated Rollers' smooth comic stylings will create waves of fun and laughter. Cast and credits Starring Lynda Bellingham, Gwyneth Strong and Joanna Monro Written by Nev Fountain, Caroline Gold, Mark Daydy, Simon Blackwell, Clare Summerskill, Bryony Lavery and Lesley Ann Albiston Music composed and performed by the Lorraine Bowen Experience Script editor: Felix Riley Produced by Maria Esposito First broadcast on BBC Radio 2, 27 February-3 April 1999

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Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City Audiobook

Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City

Author: Kent Babb Narrator: Kent Babb, Ryan Vincent Anderson Release Date: August 2021

On the west bank of the Mississippi lies the New Orleans neighborhood of Algiers. Short on hope but big on dreams, its mostly poor and marginalized residents find joy on Friday nights when the Cougars of Edna Karr High School take the field. For years, this football program has brought glory to Algiers, winning three consecutive state championships and sending dozens of young men to college on football scholarships. Although he is preparing for a fourth title, head coach Brice Brown is focused on something else: keeping his players alive. An epidemic of gun violence plagues New Orleans and its surrounding communities and has claimed many innocent lives, including Brown’s former star quarterback, Tollette “Tonka” George, shot near a local gas station. In Across the River, award-winning sports journalist Kent Babb follows the Karr football team through its 2019 season as Brown and his team—perhaps the scrappiest and most rebellious group in the program’s history—vie to again succeed on and off the field. What is sure to be a classic work of sports journalism, Across the River is a necessary investigation into the serious realities of young athletes in struggling neighborhoods: gentrification, eviction, mental health issues, the drug trade, and gun violence. It offers a rich and unflinching portrait of a coach, his players, and the West Bank, a community where it’s difficult—but not impossible—to rise above the chaos, discover purpose, and find a way out. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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Life in the Uniform: The Adventures of an IPS Officer in Bihar Audiobook

Life in the Uniform: The Adventures of an IPS Officer in Bihar

Author: Amit Lodha Narrator: Dev J. Haldar Release Date: August 2021

Amit Lodha is a decorated IPS officer holding the rank of inspector general. But before he rose the ranks in the service, he was an IIT graduate who was struggling to find his true purpose. In this book, Lodha tells us how he turned his life around and studied for the UPSC exams. He also tells us how he trained to be an officer and had the most memorable beginning to his career, in Bihar. Punctuated with his signature humour and adventure-packed stories on everything from solving a kidnapping to handling a mob, Life in the Uniform gives us a chance to experience an IPS officer's life through his own eyes.

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After the Protests Are Heard: Enacting Civic Engagement and Social Transformation Audiobook

After the Protests Are Heard: Enacting Civic Engagement and Social Transformation

Author: Sharon D. Welch Narrator: Jennifer Aquino Release Date: August 2021

From the Women's March in DC to #BlackLivesMatter rallies across the country, there has been a rising wave of protests and social activism. These events have been an important part of the battle to combat racism, authoritarianism, and xenophobia in Trump's America. However, the struggle for social justice continues long after the posters and megaphones have been packed away. After the protests are heard, how can we continue to work toward lasting change? This book is an invaluable resource for anyone invested in the fight for social justice. Welch highlights examples of social justice work accomplished at the institutional level. From the worlds of social enterprise, impact investing, and sustainable business, After the Protests Are Heard describes the work being done to promote responsible business practices and healthy, cooperative communities. The book also illuminates how colleges and universities educate students to strive toward social justice on campuses across the country, such as the Engaged Scholarship movement, which fosters interactions between faculty and students and local and global communities. In each of these instances, activists work from within institutions to transform practices and structures to foster justice and equality.

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A World after Liberalism: Philosophers of the Radical Right Audiobook

A World after Liberalism: Philosophers of the Radical Right

Author: Matthew Rose Narrator: Jeff Harding Release Date: August 2021

 ,A bracing account of liberalism&rsquo,s most radical critics, introducing one of the most controversial movements of the twentieth century In this eye-opening book, Matthew Rose introduces us to one of the most controversial intellectual movements of the twentieth century, the &ldquo,radical right,&rdquo, and discusses its adherents&rsquo, different attempts to imagine political societies after the death or decline of liberalism. Questioning democracy&rsquo,s most basic norms and practices, these critics rejected ideas about human equality, minority rights, religious toleration, and cultural pluralism not out of implicit biases, but out of explicit principle. They disagree profoundly on race, religion, economics, and political strategy, but they all agree that a postliberal political life will soon be possible.  , Focusing on the work of Oswald Spengler, Julius Evola, Francis Parker Yockey, Alain de Benoist, and Samuel Francis, Rose shows how such thinkers are animated by religious aspirations and anxieties that are ultimately in tension with Christian teachings and the secular values those teachings birthed in modernity.

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Para combatir esta era: Consideraciones urgentes sobre el fascismo y el humanismo Audiobook

Para combatir esta era: Consideraciones urgentes sobre el fascismo y el humanismo

Author: Rob Riemen Narrator: Gerardo Vázquez Release Date: August 2021

Combinando un conocimiento profundo de historia y filosofía con la sensibilidad literaria de un elocuente humanista, Rob Riemen identifica la ruta del eterno retorno del fascismo. Gracias a su lucidez y valentía, Albert Camus y Thomas Mann pudieron entender algo que hoy en día muchos politólogos son incapaces de admitir. En 1947, ambos lanzaron una advertencia: la guerra ha terminado, pero el fascismo no fue vencido. Aunque se demore algunas décadas, volverá otra vez. No lo reconoceremos por sus ideas, pues el fascismo no tiene ninguna, pero sí por sus acciones y su política. Una política del resentimiento, el miedo y la ira. Ése es el esqueleto fascista: incitación a la violencia, un vulgar materialismo, un nacionalismo asfixiante, xenofobia, la necesidad de señalar chivos expiatorios, la banalización del arte, el odio por la vida intelectual y una feroz resistenciaal cosmopolitismo. En estos días se presenta en el escenario mundial disfrazado de populismo, haciendo falsas promesas de libertad y grandeza. ¿Cómo podemos detenerlo? ¿Cómo podemos salir de la crisis de civilización de nuestra era, de la cual el fascismo es sólo una manifestación? La respuesta, nos dice el autor de estas consideraciones tempestivas, está en el regreso de la nobleza de espíritu, en la recuperación de los valores universales de verdad, justicia, belleza, compasión y sabiduría. Sólo en estos pilares puede apoyarse una sociedad verdaderamente democrática. Otros autores han opinado: 'Rob Riemen tiene un hondo compromiso. Con los valores morales e intelectuales de nuestra frágil comunidad. Con esa elusiva pero vital 'decencia del pensamiento'. Es un humanista en el sentido clásico y un agudo observador de los cambios tecnológicos que operan en nuestros debates políticos. Leerlo es participar en un diálogo desafiante. Es experimentar tanto angustia como esperanza -quizás estas dos son, de alguna forma misteriosa, lo mismo.' -George Steiner 'Para combatir esta era, de Rob Riemen, es una meditación audaz, valiente, original y provocadora. Desafía muchos de los diagnósticos al uso sobre la presente crisis de la civilización occidental, ofreciendo perspectivas sorprendentes e inesperadas. Rob Riemen nos invita a no dar la espalda a los mejores aspectos de la civilización Europea, sin convertirnos en meros museógrafos de nuestro patrimonio cultural, sino, por el contrario, en herederos activos de esta tradición de humanismo, tolerancia y creatividad. Este libro ha sido escrito con pasión, con entusiasmo y con verdadera devoción.' -Amos Oz 'En este breve pero poderoso libro, Para combatir esta era, Rob Riemen argumenta que la crisis política que se desarrolla a nuestro alrededor es en realidad una crisis de la civilización [...]. Éste es un libro para aquellas personas que quieren que Occidente recupere su autoridad moral y que quieren pensar seriamente en cómo ayudar a conseguirlo.' -Anne Applebaum

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Inside the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Strategy: Understanding the threats to our Republic. (REDACTED) Audiobook

Inside the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Strategy: Understanding the threats to our Republic. (REDACTED)

Author: Thomas Speciale Narrator: Thomas Speciale Release Date: August 2021

Many Americans today have lost faith in the U.S. government and see specifically the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as threatening them as opposed to protecting them. Many Americans, the author included, are deeply concerned about potential government overreach and threats to our liberty and freedom, specifically regarding the 1st and 2nd Amendments of the constitution. Unlike the vast majority of those who have lost faith in the government, the author has not, and this report was compiled to help frame the correct conversation, one not driven by political rhetoric or motivated by bureaucratic distortions. The author believes, if we can have this conversation, we can avoid disaster. This Critical Report was compiled from public statements made by government officials, official government documents, outside organizations who are trusted authoritative voices as well as publicly available information, including some leaked information specific to the issue of domestic terrorism and extremism. This report was approved for release by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence with redactions. The views expressed are the author’s own and do not represent those of the US Government.

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The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence Audiobook

The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence

Author: Stephen Kurczy Narrator: Roger Wayne Release Date: August 2021

'Captivating.' —Kirkus | 'Fascinating, deeply reported, and slightly eerie.' —BookPage (Starred Review) | 'The Quiet Zone will live on in your memory.' —Bill McKibben A stunning portrait of an Appalachian community, the people who call it home, and the enduring human quest for quiet Deep in the Appalachian Mountains lies the last truly quiet town in America. Green Bank, West Virginia, is a place at once futuristic and old-fashioned: It’s home to the Green Bank Observatory, where astronomers search the depths of the universe using the latest technology, while schoolchildren go without WiFi or iPads. With a ban on all devices emanating radio frequencies that might interfere with the observatory’s telescopes, Quiet Zone residents live a life free from constant digital connectivity. But a community that on the surface seems idyllic is a place of contradictions, where the provincial meets the seemingly supernatural and quiet can serve as a cover for something darker. Stephen Kurczy embedded in Green Bank, making the residents of this small Appalachian village his neighbors. He shopped at the town’s general store, attended church services, went target shooting with a seven-year-old, square-danced with the locals, sampled the local moonshine. In The Quiet Zone, he introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters. There is a tech buster patrolling the area for illegal radio waves; “electrosensitives” who claim that WiFi is deadly; a sheriff’s department with a string of unsolved murder cases dating back decades; a camp of neo-Nazis plotting their resurgence from a nearby mountain hollow. Amongst them all are the ordinary citizens seeking a simpler way of living. Kurczy asks: Is a less connected life desirable? Is it even possible? The Quiet Zone is a remarkable work of investigative journalism—at once a stirring ode to place, a tautly-wound tale of mystery, and a clarion call to reexamine the role technology plays in our lives.

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Disasterology: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis Audiobook

Disasterology: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis

Author: Samantha Montano Narrator: Eileen Stevens Release Date: August 2021

Part memoir, part expert analysis, Disasterology is a passionate and personal account of a country in crisis-one unprepared to deal with the disasters of today and those looming in our future. With temperatures rising and the risk of disasters growing, our world is increasingly vulnerable. Most people see disasters as freak, natural events that are unpredictable and unpreventable. But that simply isn't the case - disasters are avoidable, but when they do strike, there are strategic ways to manage the fallout. In Disasterology, Dr. Montano, a disaster researcher, brings readers with her on an eye-opening journey through some of our worst disasters, helping readers make sense of what really happened from a emergency management perspective. She explains why we aren't doing enough to prevent or prepare for disasters, the critical role of media, and how our approach to recovery was not designed to serve marginalized communities. Now that climate change is contributing to the disruption of ecosystems and worsening disasters, Dr. Montano offers a preview of what will happen to our communities if we don't take aggressive, immediate action. In a section devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic, what is thus far our generation's most deadly disaster, she casts light on the many decisions made behind closed doors that failed to protect the public. A deeply moving and timely narrative that draws on Dr. Montano's first-hand experience in emergency management, Disasterology is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how our country handles disasters, and how we can better face them together.

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Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse Audiobook

Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse

Author: Dave Goulson Narrator: Dave Goulson Release Date: August 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Insects are essential for life as we know it. As they become more scarce, our world will slowly grind to a halt; we simply cannot function without them. Drawing on the latest ground-breaking research and a lifetime's study, Dave Goulson reveals the shocking decline of insect populations that has taken place in recent decades, with potentially catastrophic consequences. He passionately argues that we must all learn to love, respect and care for our six-legged friends. Eye-opening, inspiring and riveting, Silent Earth is part love letter to the insect world, part elegy, part rousing manifesto for a greener planet. It is a call to arms for profound change at every level - in government policy, agriculture, industry and in our own homes and gardens. Although time is running out, it is not yet too late for insect populations to recover. We may feel helpless in the face of many of the environmental issues that loom on our horizon, but Goulson shows us that we can all take simple steps to encourage insects and counter their destruction. © Dave Goulson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice Audiobook

Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice

Author: Raj Patel, Rupa Marya Narrator: Raj Patel, Rupa Marya Release Date: August 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. A doctor and an economist explore the hidden links between health and structural injustices, and set out a radical vision for a fairer world Inflamed journeys across the human body - through our digestive, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems - illuminating the hidden relationships between our biological systems and the profound injustices of our political and economic systems. This boldly original book shows how inflammation is connected not just to the food that we eat and the air that we breathe, but is also linked to the traumatic events we experience, the stories we tell, and the arts of diagnosis that physicians practice - and fail to practice - every day. Combining the latest scholarship on globalization and biology with the stories of patients in marginalized communities and the science of Indigenous groups, Inflamed points the way toward a deep medicine that has the potential to heal not only our bodies but the world. © Rupa Marya, Raj Patel 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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