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  1. The Silence of Scheherazade Audiobook The Silence of Scheherazade
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  2. Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want Audiobook Think Big: Take Small Steps and Build the Future You Want
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  3. Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food Audiobook Appetite: A Memoir in Recipes of Family and Food
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  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
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  5. Such a Quiet Place Audiobook Such a Quiet Place
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  6. 1979 Audiobook 1979
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  7. The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal Audiobook The Reckoning: America's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal
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  8. Land of Big Numbers Audiobook Land of Big Numbers
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  9. Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose Audiobook Gene Keys: Embracing Your Higher Purpose
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  10. What We Find Audiobook What We Find
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Stoicism The Art of Happiness: How the Stoic Philosophy Works, Living a Good Life, Finding Calm and  Audiobook

Stoicism The Art of Happiness: How the Stoic Philosophy Works, Living a Good Life, Finding Calm and

Author: Brian Sandler Narrator: Marc Nicholson Release Date: September 2021

Would you like to be able to improve your fortitude and patience? Would greater emotional resilience and mental toughness help you to cope with whatever life throws at you? You can learn these skills with the help of this book! The philosophy of stoicism goes all the way back to ancient Greece and centres around ideas of being resilient to hardships and problems that can be encountered in many areas of life. By being stoic we can overcome these challenges to discover inner peace and a better life. In this book, Stoicism: The Art of Happiness, you will discover the timeless wisdom of stoicism and how it can improve your life and prospects, with chapters that examine: - The origins and history of stoicism - How it can be applied in today’s world - Why you should only focus on what you can control - Living in harmony with nature and your environment - Why virtue and character are important - Using stoicism to combat stress, anxiety and other mental issues - Practicing stoicism in everyday situations - And lots more… Being stoic is more than just putting up with things that are happening to you. It is about positivity, confidence, calmness, self-discipline and learning from those things to put strategies in place to deal with challenges or even to prevent them from happening in the first place. With your copy of Stoicism: The Art of Happiness, you can learn these techniques and enjoy a happy and prosperous life that is free of the chronic problems that many endure.        

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Shapes of Truth: Discover God Inside You Audiobook

Shapes of Truth: Discover God Inside You

Author: Neal Allen Narrator: Neal Allen Release Date: September 2021

Hidden in your body is a set of thirty-five divine objects that represent aspects of God. They can grant immediate and sustained relief from everyday suffering. Shapes of Truth unveils this remarkable discovery and provides step-by-step instructions for encountering them yourself. With parallels in Platonist philosophy and Sufi mysticism, these eternal body-forms were discovered forty years ago and are only now being shared broadly with the world. Foreword by the author's wife, Anne Lamott.

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The Enemy Of Mankind & The Power Of Lies: A Sociopolitical & Religious look at the world & where it  Audiobook

The Enemy Of Mankind & The Power Of Lies: A Sociopolitical & Religious look at the world & where it

Author: Emiri Akozo Narrator: Mark Williams Release Date: September 2021

A Sociopolitical & Religious look at the world & where it is headed, with respect to the actions of a small group of extremely dangerous & ambitious people. THE CONSTITUTION & THE DANGERS OF NEPOTISM A constitution is a document that embodies the laws, beliefs,and principles that govern a country, state, or system. In a multi-racial,multi-religious society, this document should guarantee the conformance of actions of anyone holding office at all levels. Whether the president or prime minister, the constitution stipulates details of due process in the exercise of powers associated with that office regardless of the person's convictions or extremist beliefs in all forms. A constitution is only amended if all stakeholders of government decide to do so. If all arms of government decide that it is in the best interest of society for such an amendment to be made, the United States second amendment, which stipulates that American citizens have the right to bear arms, is a recent example of this. Also, in 2019 / 2020, Russia, its president Vladimir Putin is calling for a constitutional amendment that could allow him to remain as Russia's president indefinitely! The effect is the resignation of his prime minister and his entire government. What happens if a president has all and only his men, allies, or stooges at key positions of government? Then a constitutional review would be possible regardless of the

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A Book of Secrets: the insightful and profound Sunday Times bestseller Audiobook

A Book of Secrets: the insightful and profound Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Derren Brown Narrator: Derren Brown Release Date: September 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Perhaps being happy is not the answer after all. In this thoughtful and brilliant new book, the internationally bestselling author of HAPPY considers the value of friction in our lives. In chapters revealing his own moments of anger and prejudice, anxiety and shyness, loneliness and loss, Derren Brown examines the means to a more rewarding life, be it saving yourself from small talk or navigating middle age. Referencing the ideas of some of the world's great philosophers, he has to wonder if the Greeks were right - unless we tend to all aspects of our lives - our whole flawed natures - the snubbed secreted aspects of ourselves will wreak revenge. Perhaps we need to accept and experience complexity, and allow uncertainty? Is anxiety in fact a pointer for growth? Rather than being true to ourselves, might we instead prioritize better interaction with other people? Considering these questions leads him to surprising sources of consolation and compassion. © Derren Brown 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form Audiobook

Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form

Author: Sianne Ngai Narrator: Nancy Wu Release Date: September 2021

A provocative theory of the gimmick as an aesthetic category steeped in the anxieties of capitalism. Repulsive and yet strangely attractive, the gimmick is a form that can be found virtually everywhere in capitalism. It comes in many guises: a musical hook, a financial strategy, a striptease, a novel of ideas. Above all, acclaimed theorist Sianne Ngai argues, the gimmick strikes us both as working too little (a labor-saving trick) and as working too hard (a strained effort to get our attention). Focusing on this connection to work, Ngai draws a line from gimmicks to political economy. When we call something a gimmick, we are registering uncertainties about value bound to labor and time-misgivings that indicate broader anxieties about the measurement of wealth in capitalism. With wit and critical precision, Ngai explores the extravagantly impoverished gimmick across a range of examples: the fiction of Thomas Mann, Helen DeWitt, and Henry James; photographs by Torbjørn Rødland; the video art of Stan Douglas; the theoretical writings of Stanley Cavell and Theodor Adorno. Despite its status as cheap and compromised, the gimmick emerges as a surprisingly powerful tool in this formidable contribution to aesthetic theory.

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On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint Audiobook

On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint

Author: Maggie Nelson Narrator: Gabra Zackman Release Date: September 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. A GUARDIAN 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, the rhetoric of freedom both rouses and repels. Does it remain key to our autonomy, justice, and well-being, or is freedom's long star turn coming to a close? Does a continued obsession with the term enliven and emancipate, or reflect a deepening nihilism (or both)? On Freedom examines such questions by tracing the concept's complexities in four distinct realms: art, sex, drugs, and climate. Drawing on a vast range of material, from critical theory to pop culture to the intimacies and plain exchanges of daily life, Nelson explores how we might think, experience, or talk about freedom in ways responsive to the conditions of our day. Her abiding interest lies in ongoing 'practices of freedom' by which we negotiate our interrelation with-indeed, our inseparability from-others, with all the care and constraint that relation entails, while accepting difference and conflict as integral to our communion. For Nelson, thinking publicly through the knots in our culture-from recent art world debates to the turbulent legacies of sexual liberation, from the painful paradoxes of addiction to the lure of despair in the face of the climate crisis-is itself a practice of freedom, a means of forging fortitude, courage, and company. On Freedom is an invigorating, essential book for challenging times. 'One of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation' - Olivia Laing © Maggie Nelson 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd Edition Audiobook

The Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd Edition

Author: Samir Okasha Narrator: Liam Gerrard Release Date: September 2021

How much faith should we place in what scientists tell us? Is it possible for scientific knowledge to be fully 'objective?' What, really, can be defined as science? In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Samir Okasha explores the main themes and theories of contemporary philosophy of science and investigates fascinating, challenging questions such as these. Starting at the very beginning, with a concise overview of the history of science, Okasha examines the nature of fundamental practices such as reasoning, causation, and explanation. Looking at scientific revolutions and the issue of scientific change, he asks whether there is a discernible pattern to the way scientific ideas change over time, and discusses realist versus anti-realist attitudes towards science. He finishes by considering science today, and the social and ethical philosophical questions surrounding modern science.

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How to Talk to a Science Denier: Conversations with Flat Earthers, Climate Deniers, and Others Who D Audiobook

How to Talk to a Science Denier: Conversations with Flat Earthers, Climate Deniers, and Others Who D

Author: Lee Mcintyre Narrator: Eric Michael Summerer Release Date: September 2021

'Climate change is a hoax-and so is coronavirus.' 'Vaccines are bad for you.' These days, many of our fellow citizens reject scientific expertise and prefer ideology to facts. They are not merely uninformed-they are misinformed. They cite cherry-picked evidence, rely on fake experts, and believe conspiracy theories. How can we get them to change their minds and accept the facts when they don't believe in facts? In this book, Lee McIntyre shows that anyone can fight back against science deniers, and argues that it's important to do so. Science denial can kill. Drawing on his own experience-including a visit to a Flat Earth convention-as well as academic research, McIntyre outlines the common themes of science denialism, present in misinformation campaigns ranging from tobacco companies' denial in the 1950s that smoking causes lung cancer to today's anti-vaxxers. He describes attempts to use his persuasive powers as a philosopher to convert Flat Earthers; surprising discussions with coal miners; and conversations with a scientist friend about genetically modified organisms in food. McIntyre offers tools and techniques for communicating the truth and values of science, emphasizing that the most important way to reach science deniers is to talk to them calmly and respectfully-to put ourselves out there, and meet them face to face.

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The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War Audiobook

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War

Author: Louis Menand Narrator: David Colucci Release Date: September 2021

Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense – economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar and critic Louis Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and stresses the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian scepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of ‘freedom’ applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt’s Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir and the post-war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism. He also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and thought, revealing how America’s once neglected culture became respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book offers a masterly account of the main characters and minor figures who played part in shaping the post-war world of art and thought.

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The Art of Self-Improvement: Ten Timeless Truths Audiobook

The Art of Self-Improvement: Ten Timeless Truths

Author: Anna Katharina Schaffner Narrator: Rachael Beresford Release Date: September 2021

A brilliant distillation of the key ideas behind successful self-improvement practices throughout history, showing us how they remain relevant today Self-help today is a multi-billion-dollar global industry, one often seen as a by-product of neoliberalism and capitalism. Far from being a recent phenomenon, however, the practice of self-improvement has a long and rich history, extending all the way back to ancient China. For millennia, philosophers, sages, and theologians have reflected on the good life and devised strategies on how to achieve it. Focusing on ten core ideas of self-improvement that run through the world's advice literature, Anna Katharina Schaffner reveals the ways they have evolved across cultures and historical eras, and why they continue to resonate with us today. Reminding us that there is much to learn from looking at time-honed models, Schaffner also examines the ways that self-improvement practices provide powerful barometers of the values, anxieties, and aspirations that preoccupy us at particular moments in time and expose basic assumptions about our purpose and nature.

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Cómo enseñar filosofía a tu perro: Una introducción extravagante a las grandes preguntas de la filos Audiobook

Cómo enseñar filosofía a tu perro: Una introducción extravagante a las grandes preguntas de la filos

Author: Anthony Mcgowan Narrator: Jorge Lemus Release Date: September 2021

«Estamos haciendo filosofía ahora, y eso significa seguirel argumento hasta donde nos lleve. Es como la vez queperseguiste a ese conejo y terminaste con tu cabeza atorada en un hoyo.» Monty era un perro cualquiera. Un maltés terrier irascible y gruñón. Disfrutaba ladrar a los pug y olisquear los árboles, pero después de una dramática confrontación con el rottweiler local, Anthony se da cuenta de que es el momento para tener una charla con Monty acerca de lo que lo hace un buen o un mal perro. Tomando como punto de partida los ancestros caninos de Monty, McGowan nos lleva a una divertida e iluminadora excursión a través de los grandes debates de la filosofía. ¿Convencerá Kant a Monty para que deje de robar pastel de queso? ¿Cuánto tiempo aguantarán a Sócrates haciendo agujeros en cada discusión? En esta versión singularmente entretenida de la moral y la ética, el obediente dúo se propuso descubrir quién, si es quehay alguien, tiene el extremo correcto del palo ético y puede decirnos cómo vivir mejor la vida. La crítica ha dicho: «McGowan explora la filosofía de una manera divertida y por medio de una colección de diálogos imaginarios con su perro maltés terrier, Monty. A los lectores que nunca han transitado por el camino de la filosofía, o a aquellos que quisieran regresar, les encantará este disfrutable tour de un amigo y su leal compañero.» Publishers Weekly «Una cautivadora, informativa y única introducción a la filosofía de occidente.» Kirkus Reviews «Para una lectura esencial sobre el significado de los perros, y el significado de la vida, recomiendo el maravilloso libro Cómo enseñar filosofía a tu perro, una serie de conversaciones que McGowan sostiene con su perro Monty, mientras pasean por las calles. El capítulo final es una conmovedora reflexión sobre la muerte y la existencia -o no- de Dios, que retoma desde Aristóteles hasta Schopenhauer y te deja sospechando que los perros tal vez ya saben las respuestas desde siempre.» The Guardian

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Can Insight Bring About a Mutation of the Brain Cells? - Ojai 1980 Audiobook

Can Insight Bring About a Mutation of the Brain Cells? - Ojai 1980

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti Narrator: Jiddu Krishnamurti Release Date: September 2021

Listen to talks from J. Krishnamurti's Ojai gathering in California, 1980. This talk: Can Insight Bring About a Mutation of the Brain Cells? - 11 October 1980. • Thought and the brain. • Can the brain free itself from all self-delusion? • Why has the self become important? • Can there be only sensation, thought, and no desire? • Can desire - which brings illusion, self-deception and all the complications of changing desires - can the root of desire be dissipated? • What prevents one from having a real insight? That is, seeing the truth of desire and therefore end it. Is it that we have never asked this question? • When there is no desire whatsoever then there is a total revolution, and that will affect the consciousness of man. • Is there a movement, an action that keeps the brain pure, uncontaminated? - Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895 - February 17, 1986) was a world renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society. Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist C.W. Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a 'vehicle' for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the world-wide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world as an individual speaker, speaking to large and small groups, as well as with interested individuals. He authored a number of books, among them 'The First and Last Freedom', 'The Only Revolution', and 'Krishnamurti's Notebook'. In addition, a large collection of his talks and discussions have been published. At age 90, he addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace and awareness, and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at home in Ojai, California. His supporters, working through several non-profit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education - in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States - and continue to transcribe and distribute many of his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and other writings, publishing them in a variety of formats including print, audio, video and digital formats as well as online, in many languages.

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