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  1. Codename Villanelle: Killing Eve, Book 1 Audiobook Codename Villanelle: Killing Eve, Book 1
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  2. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter: Untitled Audiobook Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter: Untitled
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  3. Just My Luck Audiobook Just My Luck
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  4. Girl, Woman, Other Audiobook Girl, Woman, Other
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  5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever Audiobook The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever
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  6. My Dark Vanessa Audiobook My Dark Vanessa
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  7. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life Audiobook How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
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  8. The Night Circus Audiobook The Night Circus
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  9. The Happy Ever After Playlist Audiobook The Happy Ever After Playlist
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  10. Naughty & Nasty: An Erotic Christmas Novella Audiobook Naughty & Nasty: An Erotic Christmas Novella
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The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All Audiobook

The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All

Author: M. V. Lee Badgett Narrator: Samantha Desz Release Date: May 2020

An economist demonstrates how LGBT equality and inclusion within organizations increases their bottom line and allows for countries' economies to flourish We know that homophobia harms LGBT individuals in many ways, but economist M. V. Lee Badgett argues that in addition to moral and human rights reasons for equality, we can now also make a financial argument. Finding that homophobia and transphobia cost 1% or more of a country's GDP, Badgett expertly uses recent research and statistics to analyze how these hostile practices and environments affect both the US and global economies. LGBT equality remains a persistent and pertinent issue. The continued passing of discriminatory laws, people being fired from jobs for their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, harassment and bullying in school, violence and hate crimes on the streets, exclusion from intolerant families, and health effects of stigma all make it incredibly difficult to live a good life. Examining the consequences of anti-LGBT practices across multiple countries, including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, India and the Philippines, Badgett reveals the expensive repercussions of hate and discrimination, and how our economy loses when we miss out on the full benefit of LGBT people's potential contributions.

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Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives, and What the World's Companies Are Learning from It Audiobook

Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives, and What the World's Companies Are Learning from It

Author: Brian Dumaine Narrator: Dan Bittner Release Date: May 2020

Amazon is the business story of the decade. Jeff Bezos, the richest man on the planet, has built one of the most efficient wealth-creation machines in history. Like a giant squid, Amazon's tentacles are squeezing industry after industry and, in the process, upsetting the state of technology, the economy, job creation and society at large. So pervasive is Amazon's impact that business leaders in almost every sector need to understand how this force of nature operates and how they can respond to it. Saying you can ignore Jeff Bezos is equivalent to saying you could ignore Henry Ford or Steve Jobs in the early years of Ford and Apple. These titans monumentally changed how we do business, redefining the rules on a global scale. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the new disruptor on the block. He has created a 21st century algorithm for business and societal disruption. He has turned the retail industry inside out, is swiftly dominating cloud computing, media and advertising, and now has his sights trained on every other domain where money changes hands and business is transacted. But the principles by which Bezos has achieved his dominance - customer obsession, extreme innovation and long-term management, all supported by artificial intelligence turning a virtuous-cycle 'flywheel' - are now being borrowed and replicated. 'Bezonomics' is for some a goldmine, for others a threat, for still others a life-shaping force, whether they're in business or not. Brian Dumaine's Bezonomics answers the fundamental question: how are Amazon and its imitators affecting the way we live, and what can we learn from them?

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Staying in the Game: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment Audiobook

Staying in the Game: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment

Author: Adrienne Lawrence Narrator: Adrienne Lawrence Release Date: May 2020

A practical guide to shutting down workplace sexual harassment so it doesn't derail your career or your life, from the first on-air personality to sue ESPN for sexual harassment. 'A strong book that will help you navigate the choppy waters of sexual harassment. Gain your power, read this book.' -Rose McGowan, New York Times bestselling author of Brave Even in the #MeToo era, studies show that women in the workforce continue to harbor misconceptions about sexual harassment and are unprepared to respond when it happens. Lawyer and former ESPN anchor Adrienne Lawrence has learned to advocate for herself and other women. In this book, she offers much-needed insight on topics such as: • Identifying the five types of harassers and the five types of coworkers who enable them • Researching company culture and history to identify sexual harassment hotbeds • Properly documenting inappropriate behavior • Preparing for retaliation and mental health hurdles such as anxiety and depression • Managing public exposure and figuring out when to leverage the power of the media and/or lawyer up This essential guide helps women navigate the complicated realities of sexual harassment and teaches them how to be their own best advocates in toxic work environments.

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Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration-and Why It's Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our L Audiobook

Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration-and Why It's Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our L

Author: Danny Dorling Narrator: Liam Gerrard Release Date: May 2020

A powerful and counterintuitive argument that we should welcome the current slowdown-of population growth, economies, and technological innovation Drawing from an incredibly rich trove of global data, this groundbreaking book reveals that human progress has been slowing down since the early 1970s. Danny Dorling uses compelling visualizations to illustrate how fertility rates, growth in GDP per person, increases in life expectancy, and even the frequency of new social movements have all steadily declined over the last few generations. Perhaps most surprising of all is the fact that even as new technologies frequently reshape our everyday lives and are widely believed to be propelling our civilization into new and uncharted waters, the rate of technological progress is also rapidly dropping. Rather than lament this turn of events, Dorling embraces it as a moment of promise and a move toward stability, and he notes that many of the older great strides in progress that have defined recent history also brought with them widespread warfare, divided societies, and massive inequality.

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Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent Audiobook

Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent

Author: Brooke Harrington Narrator: Christina Delaine Release Date: May 2020

How do the ultra-rich keep getting richer, despite taxes on income, capital gains, property, and inheritance? Capital without Borders tackles this tantalizing question through a groundbreaking multi-year investigation of the men and women who specialize in protecting the fortunes of the world's richest people. Brooke Harrington followed the money to the eighteen most popular tax havens in the world, interviewing wealth managers to understand how they help their high-net-worth clients dodge taxes, creditors, and disgruntled heirs-all while staying just within the letter of the law. She even trained to become a wealth manager herself in her quest to penetrate the fascinating, shadowy world of the guardians of the one percent.

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Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and P Audiobook

Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and P

Author: Philip N. Howard Narrator: Mike Chamberlain Release Date: May 2020

Technology is breaking politics-what can be done about it? Artificially intelligent 'bot' accounts attack politicians and public figures on social media. Conspiracy theorists publish junk news sites to promote their outlandish beliefs. Campaigners create fake dating profiles to attract young voters. We live in a world of technologies that misdirect our attention, poison our political conversations, and jeopardize our democracies. With massive amounts of social media and public polling data, and in depth interviews with political consultants, bot writers, and journalists, political consultants, Philip N. Howard offers ways to take these 'lie machines' apart. Lie Machines is full of riveting behind the scenes stories from the world's biggest and most damagingly successful misinformation initiatives-including those used in Brexit and US elections. Howard not only shows how these campaigns evolved from older propaganda operations but also exposes their new powers, gives us insight into their effectiveness, and shows us how to shut them down.

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Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions Audiobook

Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions

Author: Gerd Gigerenzer Narrator: Al Kessel Release Date: May 2020

An eye-opening look at the ways we misjudge risk every day and a guide to making better decisions with our money, health, and personal lives In the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ever before. But as risk expert Gerd Gigerenzer shows, the surprising truth is that in the real world, we often get better results by using simple rules and considering less information. In Risk Savvy, Gigerenzer reveals that most of us, including doctors, lawyers, financial advisers, and elected officials, misunderstand statistics much more often than we think, leaving us not only misinformed, but vulnerable to exploitation. Yet there is hope. Anyone can learn to make better decisions for their health, finances, family, and business without needing to consult an expert or a super computer, and Gigerenzer shows us how. Risk Savvy is an insightful and easy-to-understand remedy to our collective information overload and an essential guide to making smart, confident decisions in the face of uncertainty.

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Wild City: A Brief History of New York City in 40 Animals Audiobook

Wild City: A Brief History of New York City in 40 Animals

Author: Thomas Hynes Narrator: Daniel Henning Release Date: May 2020

A guide to 40 of the most well-known, surprising, notorious, mythical, and sublime non-human citizens of New York City, and love letter to its surprising ecological diversity.  From refugee parrots and prodigal beavers to gorgeous Fifth Avenue hawks and vengeful groundhogs, Wild City tells the funny, quirky, and memorable stories of forty of New York City’s most surprising nonhuman citizens. This unconventional wildlife guide and concise environ­mental history of the Big Apple includes tales of the well-known, notorious, and legendary creatures who are as much New Yorkers as their human counterparts. A celebration of some of the city’s most surpris­ing residents and a love letter to this always evolv­ing metropolis, Wild City is an enchanting illustrated volume that is a must-have for every Big Apple devotee and animal lover.

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The Last Refuge of the Knights Templar: The Ultimate Secret of the Pike Letters Audiobook

The Last Refuge of the Knights Templar: The Ultimate Secret of the Pike Letters

Author: William F. Mann Narrator: Binary Studios Release Date: May 2020

A modern-day thriller centered on authentic historical letters encoded with Templar and Rosicrucian secrets • Includes the actual text of recently discovered correspondence between two famous 19th-century Masonic leaders, Albert Pike and Colonel J. W. B. MacLeod Moore • Follows the protagonists, Thomas and Janet, as they seek to protect the Pike letters' secret from the Vatican and its fanatical Jesuit hitman as well as others who desire to use the letters' secret for world domination • Also includes a short biography of controversial Masonic icon Albert Pike Centered on recently discovered, authenticated correspondence between two famous 19th-century Masonic leaders, Confederate General Albert Pike and British Colonel James Wilson Bury MacLeod Moore, this modern-day thriller follows Thomas, a direct descendant of Col. Moore, and Janet Rose, a direct descendant of the Merovingian Kings and House of David, as they risk their lives to protect the letters and the Templar and Rosicrucian secrets encoded within them. As Thomas and Janet discover, everyone--from the Church to the White House to Confederate sympathizers and the KKK--seeks the ancient knowledge contained within the letters, knowledge that would allow a singular entity to control the world and bring all of the great religions to their knees. Pitted against a psychotic and sexually perverted Jesuit priest, tasked by the Vatican's inner circle to retrieve the Pike letters, the couple is aided by two Templar guardians and a modern-day practicing alchemist, Janet's grandfather. As Thomas and Janet's love for one another grows, the couple transcends to a higher level of understanding, unaware that they are following the same ancient morals and dogma found within the 33 degrees of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, as defined by none other than Albert Pike himself. Part fact, part fiction, the novel, with its 33 initiatory chapters, provides a rare glimpse into the inner circles of modern-day Freemasonry, along with revelations of ancient alliances between Native Americans and the Templars. Set in Georgetown, in the heart of Washington, D.C., the story ends with a dramatic unveiling of the ultimate New World secret sought by so many factions: the location of the last Knights Templar refuge in the New World, where the lost treasure of the Templars, including sacred knowledge of the Holy Family--the descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene--remains to this day.

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Pulphead: Essays Audiobook

Pulphead: Essays

Author: John Jeremiah Sullivan Narrator: John Jeremiah Sullivan Release Date: May 2020

Named A Best Book of 2011 by the New York Times, Time Magazine, the Boston Globe and Entertainment Weekly A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane tour of America's cultural landscape―from high to low to lower than low―by the award-winning young star of the literary nonfiction world. In Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan takes us on an exhilarating tour of our popular, unpopular, and at times completely forgotten culture. Simultaneously channeling the gonzo energy of Hunter S. Thompson and the wit and insight of Joan Didion, Sullivan shows us―with a laidback, erudite Southern charm that's all his own―how we really (no, really) live now. In his native Kentucky, Sullivan introduces us to Constantine Rafinesque, a nineteenth-century polymath genius who concocted a dense, fantastical prehistory of the New World. Back in modern times, Sullivan takes us to the Ozarks for a Christian rock festival; to Florida to meet the alumni and straggling refugees of MTV's Real World, who've generated their own self-perpetuating economy of minor celebrity; and all across the South on the trail of the blues. He takes us to Indiana to investigate the formative years of Michael Jackson and Axl Rose and then to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Katrina―and back again as its residents confront the BP oil spill. Gradually, a unifying narrative emerges, a story about this country that we've never heard told this way. It's like a fun-house hall-of-mirrors tour: Sullivan shows us who we are in ways we've never imagined to be true. Of course we don't know whether to laugh or cry when faced with this reflection―it's our inevitable sob-guffaws that attest to the power of Sullivan's work.

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Playing In The Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination Audiobook

Playing In The Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

Author: Toni Morrison Narrator: Bahni Turpin Release Date: May 2020

The Nobel Prize-winning author now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race. Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the 'Africanist' presence in the fiction of Poe, Melville, Cather, and Hemingway leads to a dramatic reappraisal of the essential characteristics of our literary tradition. She shows how much the themes of freedom and individualism, manhood and innocence, depended on the existence of a black population that was manifestly unfree--and that came to serve white authors as embodiments of their own fears and desires. Written with the artistic vision that has earned Toni Morrison a pre-eminent place in modern letters, Playing in the Dark will be avidly read by Morrison admirers as well as by students, critics, and scholars of American literature. 'By going for the American literary jugular...she places her arguments...at the very heart of contemporary public conversation about what it is to be authentically and originally American. [She] boldly...reimagines and remaps the possibility of America.' --Chicago Tribune 'Toni Morrison is the closest thing the country has to a national writer.' The New York Times Book Review

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Generally Speaking: All 33 Columns, plus a few philatelic words from Keller Audiobook

Generally Speaking: All 33 Columns, plus a few philatelic words from Keller

Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Robert Fass Release Date: May 2020

For almost three years, novelist and short-story writer Lawrence Block's monthly column, 'Generally Speaking,' was one of the most popular features in Linn's Stamp News. A general collector of pre-1940 issues, Block had the entire world of stamps as his subject, and he turned in thirty-three columns before he decided it was time to stop. But Keller, the author's fictional character, never lost his enthusiasm for philately. A wistful and introspective killer for hire, Keller rekindled a boyhood passion for stamps at the end of Hit Man, the first of a series of books about him. Like Block, Keller collects the whole world through philately's first century. (How's that for coincidence?) And the nature of his profession gives Keller more discretionary income than Block-and a lot more money to spend on stamps.

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