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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
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Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous Audiobook

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

Author: Gabriella Coleman Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: January 2017

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says "knows all of [Anonymous's] deepest, darkest secrets." Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption. She ended up becoming so closely connected to Anonymous that the tricky story of her inside-outside status as Anon confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece forms one of the themes of this witty and entirely engrossing book. The narrative brims with details unearthed from within a notoriously mysterious subculture, whose semi-legendary tricksters-such as Topiary, tflow, Anachaos, and Sabu-emerge as complex, diverse, politically and culturally sophisticated people. Propelled by years of chats and encounters with a multitude of hackers, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy is filled with insights into the meaning of digital activism and little-understood facets of culture in the Internet age.

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Facing Cyber Threats Head On: Protecting Yourself and Your Business Audiobook

Facing Cyber Threats Head On: Protecting Yourself and Your Business

Author: Brian Minick Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Release Date: January 2017

News breaks all the time that hackers have attacked another company. Media outlets regularly cover cyber events. The President issues executive orders, and Congress explores cyber legislation. With all these events happening, business leaders must ask: what does this mean for my business and me? Facing Cyber Threats Head On looks at cyber security from a business leader perspective. By avoiding deep technical explanations of “how” and focusing on the “why” and “so what,” this book guides readers to a better understanding of the challenges that cyber security presents to modern business, and shows them what they can do as leaders to solve these challenges. Facing Cyber Threats Head On explains that technology is not the answer to cyber security issues. People, not technology, are behind emerging cyber risks. Understanding this brings to light that cyber protection is not a battle of technology against technology, but people against people. Based on this, a new approach is required—one that balances business risk with the cost of creating defenses that can change as quickly and often as attackers can. Readers will find here a ready resource for understanding the why and how of cyber risks, and will be better able to defend themselves and their businesses against them in the future.

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Data For the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You Audiobook

Data For the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You

Author: Andreas S. Weigend Narrator: Barry Abrams Release Date: January 2017

Every time we google something, facebook someone, or just carry a phone, we create data. Yet, we do not benefit from this wealth of information as much as we should. Andreas Weigend-an advisor to Alibaba, BMW, Hyatt, MasterCard and Lufthansa, among others-wants to change that. In Data for the People, he proposes six basic data rights that we all need to make better decisions. Big data is here to stay. The time has come to shift the balance of power back to the individual and find out how data is being used and what needs to change to make data work for you. Vital reading for anyone who owns a mobile phone, internet connection, or even a debit card, Data for the People puts the power of data back into our hands.

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Streaming, Sharing, Stealing Audiobook

Streaming, Sharing, Stealing

Author: Michael D. Smith, Rahul Telang Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon Release Date: December 2016

Traditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix's House of Cards. Netflix gauged the show's potential from data it had gathered about subscribers' preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice.In this book, Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how the success of House of Cards upended the film and TV industries--and how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries, notably publishing and music. We're living through a period of unprecedented technological disruption in the entertainment industries. Just about everything is affected: pricing, production, distribution, piracy. Smith and Telang discuss niche products and the long tail, product differentiation, price discrimination, and incentives for users not to steal content. To survive and succeed, businesses have to adapt rapidly and creatively. Smith and Telang explain how.How can companies discover who their customers are, what they want, and how much they are willing to pay for it? Data. The entertainment industries, must learn to play a little 'moneyball.' The bottom line: follow the data.

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The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life Audiobook

The Social Organism: A Radical Understanding of Social Media to Transform Your Business and Life

Author: Michael J. Casey, Oliver Luckett Narrator: Oliver Luckett Release Date: November 2016

From visionary tech entrepreneur Oliver Luckett and MIT Media Lab's Michael J. Casey, a groundbreaking, must-read theory of social media how it works, how it's changing human life, and how we can master it for good and for profit. In barely a decade, social media has positioned itself at the center of twenty-first century life. The combined power of platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine have helped topple dictators and turned anonymous teenagers into celebrities overnight. In the social media age, ideas spread and morph through shared hashtags, photos, and videos, and the most compelling and emotive ones can transform public opinion in mere days and weeks, even attitudes and priorities that had persisted for decades. How did this happen? The scope and pace of these changes have left traditional businesses -- and their old-guard marketing gatekeepers -- bewildered. We simply do not comprehend social media's form, function, and possibilities. It's time we did. In The Social Organism, Luckett and Casey offer a revolutionary theory: social networks -- to an astonishing degree -- mimic the rules and functions of biological life. In sharing and replicating packets of information known as memes, the world's social media users are facilitating an evolutionary process just like the transfer of genetic information in living things. Memes are the basic building blocks of our culture, our social DNA. To master social media -- and to make online content that impacts the world -- you must start with the Social Organism. With the scope and ambition of The Second Machine Age and James Gleick's The Information, The Social Organism is an indispensable guide for business leaders, marketing professionals, and anyone serious about understanding our digital world -- a guide not just to social media, but to human life today and where it is headed next. ** Please contact Customer Service for additional content.

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Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World Audiobook

Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World

Author: Kathy Koch PhD, Kathy Koch, Ph.D. Narrator: Ann M. Richardson, Ann Richardson Release Date: October 2016

If you feel like you're losing your teen to technology, you're not alone. Screen time is rapidly replacing family time, and for teens especially, it is hardwiring the way they connect with their world. In Screens and Teens, Dr. Kathy helps you make sense of all this and empowers you to respond. She: Exposes the lies that technology can teach your teenGuides you in countering those lies with biblical truths and helpful practicesShares success stories of families who have cut back on technology and prioritized each other Kathy's research, experience, and relatability all come together for an inspiring book, sure to help you be closer with your kids. Grab a pen and get ready to underline, circle, and write "That's so us!" in the margins. Be equipped to keep your family connected.

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Thinking Machines: The inside story of Artificial Intelligence and our race to build the future Audiobook

Thinking Machines: The inside story of Artificial Intelligence and our race to build the future

Author: Luke Dormehl Narrator: Gus Brown Release Date: September 2016

2016 marks the 60-year anniversary of the phrase 'Artificial Intelligence' and in this fascinating book, Luke Dormehl charts the weird and wonderful journey of one of mankind's greatest projects, the creation of Thinking Machines. This is a story of how what it means to be human in the face of accelerating machine intelligence. It's about trying to make computers that are smarter than we are, and what happens when it goes wrong. About what creativity means when all knowledge is data that can be stored on microchips. Or about what happens when machines can learn from their mistakes much faster than humans can. And above all, it's about the dazzling future around the corner, how our lives might just change forever, and whether you and I aren't just thinking machines of a sort as well.

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How To Use a 3D Printer: Your Step By Step Guide for Using a 3D Printer Audiobook

How To Use a 3D Printer: Your Step By Step Guide for Using a 3D Printer

Author: Howexpert, Zachary Hestand Narrator: Zachary Hestand Release Date: September 2016

If you want to learn how to use a 3d printer by a real life expert, then read this short, step by step guide.You will learn everything you need to learn about 3d printing in a short, no fluff, fun, and concise way. About the Expert I am currently a student who makes who works with 3d printing. I have worked with my specific 3d printer, the Wanhao i3 V2 for about a year now and have enjoyed every moment of it. I found 3D printing extremely hard but fascinating from the beginning however I believe anyone who even has the slightest interest should learn more about it and see if they can “connect” with it. I mainly got into 3d printing by seeing people make these incredible things, and I thought to myself, I have to do this. Now, that dream has come true, and I have the ability to work on amazing projects for clients and myself alike, such as BB-8 from Star Wars, the Force Awakens. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z.

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Ctrl, Alt; Delete: How I Grew Up Online Audiobook

Ctrl, Alt; Delete: How I Grew Up Online

Author: Emma Gannon Narrator: Emma Gammon Release Date: July 2016

Emma Gannon was born in 1989, the year the World Wide Web was conceived, so she's literally grown up alongside the Internet. There've been late night chat room experiments, sexting from a Nokia and dubious webcam exchanges. And let's not forget catfishing, MSN, digital friendships and #feminism. She was basically social networking way before it was a thing - and she's even made a successful career from it. Ctrl Alt Delete is Emma's painfully funny and timely memoir, in which she aims to bring a little hope to anybody who has played out a significant part of their life online. Her confessions, revelations and honesty may even make you log off social media (at least for an hour).

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Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History Audiobook

Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History

Author: Thomas Rid Narrator: Robertson Dean Release Date: June 2016

As lives offline and online merge, it's easy to forget how we got here. Rise of the Machines reclaims the story of cybernetics, a control theory of man and machine. Thomas Rid delivers a portrait of our technology enraptured era. Springing from mathematician Norbert Wiener amid the devastation of World War II, the cybernetic vision underpinned a host of myths about the future of machines. This vision radically transformed the postwar world, ushering in sweeping cultural change. Cybernetics triggered cults, the Whole Earth Catalog, and feminist manifestos, just as it fueled martial gizmos and the air force's foray into virtual space. As Rid shows, cybernetics proved a powerful tool for two competing factions-those who sought to make a better world and those who sought to control the one at hand. In the Bay Area, techno-libertarians embraced networked machines as the portal to a new electronic frontier. In Washington, DC, cyberspace provided the perfect theater for dominance and war. That "first cyberwar" went on for years-and indeed has never stopped. In our cybernetic future, the line between utopia and dystopia continues to be disturbingly thin.

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ITSM QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to IT Service Management Audiobook

ITSM QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to IT Service Management

Author: Clydebank Technology Narrator: Peter Bierma Release Date: June 2016

IT Service Management, Simplified IT Service Management (ITSM) bridges the world of business with the world of technology. In ITSM For Beginners, ClydeBank Media traces the modern evolutions in information technology that precipitated the need and inspiration for ITSM. The reader is treated to a comparative analysis of several ITSM philosophies and systematic components. From the core facets of ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) to more specialized ITSM frameworks such as ISO/IEC 20000 and eTOM, ITSM For Beginners offers readers a comprehensive look at the various theories and metrics that define ITSM. In this book, Clydebank Media brings big ideas down to earth for the everyday reader. ITSM For Beginners is the perfect orientation guide for the IT Professional’s first forays into the culture and language of ITSM. The book is also a great choice for non-technical professionals seeking a more fruitful and seamless interface with IT personnel and assets. You'll Learn... - In-depth Summary and Analyses of core ITIL Life Cycle Phases and Sub-Components - Case Studies in ITSM Application - Getting Employees to “buy in” to ITSM by Implementing from the Bottom Up - Creating and Leveraging “Service Catalogues” to Clarify and Regiment IT Costs - The Capability Maturity Model and its Five Evolutionary Stages

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Cloud Computing: The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series Audiobook

Cloud Computing: The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series

Author: Nayan B. Ruparella Narrator: Walter Dixon Release Date: May 2016

Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to non-technologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply a selling point. This audiobook, however, explains the cloud from the user's viewpoint -- the business user's in particular. Nayan Ruparelia explains what the cloud is, when to use it (and when not to), how to select a cloud service, how to integrate it with other technologies, and what the best practices are for using cloud computing. Cutting through the hype, Ruparelia cites the simple and basic definition of cloud computing from the National Institute of Science and Technology: a model enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources. Thus with cloud computing, businesses can harness information technology resources usually available only to large enterprises. And this, Ruparelia demonstrates, represents a paradigm shift for business. It will ease funding for startups, alter business plans, and allow big businesses greater agility. Ruparelia discusses the key issues for any organization considering cloud computing: service level agreements, business service delivery and consumption, finance, legal jurisdiction, security, and social responsibility. He introduces novel concepts made possible by cloud computing: cloud cells, or specialist clouds for specific uses; the personal cloud; the cloud of things; and cloud service exchanges. He examines use case patterns in terms of infrastructure and platform, software information, and business process; and he explains how to transition to a cloud service. Current and future users will find this book an indispensable guide to the cloud. ***Please contact member services for additional documents***

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