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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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Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door -- Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy Audiobook

Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door -- Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy

Author: Christopher Mims Narrator: James Fouhey Release Date: September 2021

The Wall Street Journal technology columnist reveals the fascinating story behind the misleadingly simple phrase shoppers take for granted—“Arriving Today”—in this eye-opening investigation into the new rules of online commerce, transportation, and supply chain management. We are at a tipping point in retail history. While consumers are profiting from the convenience of instant gratification, rapidly advancing technologies are transforming the way goods are transported and displacing workers in ways never before seen. In Arriving Today, Christopher Mims goes deep, far, and wide to uncover how a single product, from creation to delivery, weaves its way from a factory on the other side of the world to our doorstep. He analyzes the evolving technologies and management strategies necessary to keep the product moving to fulfill consumers’ demand for “arriving today” gratification. Mims reveals a world where the only thing moving faster than goods in an Amazon warehouse is the rate at which an entire industry is being gutted and rebuilt by innovation and mass shifts in human labor practices. He goes behind the scenes to uncover the paradoxes in this shift—into the world’s busiest port, the cabin of an 18-wheeler, and Amazon’s automated warehouses—to explore how the promise of “arriving today” is fulfilled through a balletic dance between humans and machines.  The scope of such large-scale innovation and expended energy is equal parts inspiring, enlightening, and horrifying. As he offers a glimpse of our future, Mims asks us to consider the system’s vulnerability and its resilience, and who shoulders the burden, as we hurtle toward a fully automated system—and what it will mean when we are there.

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The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management: The Comprehensive, Easy to Read Handbook for Beginners a Audiobook

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management: The Comprehensive, Easy to Read Handbook for Beginners a

Author: Eric Verzuh Narrator: Mike Chamberlain Release Date: September 2021

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management is a comprehensive guide to real-world project management methods, tools, and techniques. Practical, easy-to-use, and deeply thorough, this book gives you the answers you need now. You'll find cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of the field's leading experts, delivered in short, lively segments that address common management issues. Brief descriptions of important concepts, tips on real-world applications, and compact case studies illustrate the most sought-after skills and pitfalls you should watch out for. This sixth edition now includes: a brand-new chapter on project quality; a new chapter on managing media, entertainment, and creative projects; a new chapter on the project manager's #1 priority: leadership; a new chapter with the most current practices in Change Management; and current PMP certification study tips. The book teaches listeners how to manage and deliver projects on-time and on-budget by applying the practical strategies and concrete solutions found within. Whether the challenge is finding the right project sponsor, clarifying project objectives, or setting realistic schedules and budget projections, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management shows you what you need to know, the best way to do it, and what to watch out for along the way.

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Exponential: How Accelerating Technology Is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do About It Audiobook

Exponential: How Accelerating Technology Is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do About It

Author: Azeem Azhar Narrator: Azeem Azhar Release Date: September 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. A revelatory guide to how technology is changing the world, from the creator of Exponential View We are entering the Exponential Age. Between faster computers, better software and bigger data, ours is the first era in human history in which technology is constantly accelerating. Azeem Azhar - writer, technologist, and creator of the acclaimed Exponential View newsletter - understands this shift better than anyone. Technology, he argues, is developing at an increasing, exponential rate. But human society - from our businesses to our political institutions - can only ever adapt at a slower, incremental pace. The result is an 'exponential gap' - between the power of new technology and humans' ability to keep up. In Exponential, Azhar shows how this exponential gap can explain our society's most pressing problems. The gulf between established businesses and fast-growing digital platforms. The inability of nation states to deal with new forms of cyberwarfare. And the sclerotic response of liberal democracies to fast-moving social problems. But the exponential gap is not inevitable. Drawing on fields as varied as economics, political science and psychology, Azhar sketches out how we can harness the power of tech to serve our real needs - fostering new ways of doing business, innovative forms of politics, and fresh approaches to national defence. The result is a holistic new way to make sense of the modern world. Exponential technology is transforming all of our lives. This book explains how. 'Comprehensive but lively . . . An essential addition to the ongoing discourse about where remarkable new technologies can take us, and where we should be aiming to go. Highly recommended!' Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and author of Blitzscaling 'Read this book if you are interested in how we can design a more inclusive and sustainable system with a re-direction of technological change at its centre.' Mariana Mazzucato, UCL professor and author of The Value of Everything 'A powerful argument . . . Azeem Azhar's writing is informative and accessible, and his prescient ideas are only going to become more important as time goes on.' Hannah Fry, BBC Radio 4 presenter and author of Hello World 'Brilliant . . . Demystifies exponentially fast changes and - importantly - shows how the chronic volatility can be harnessed for good. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how to reclaim a good society from the snapping jaws of looming chaos.' Robert Peston, ITV Political Editor and author of WTF 'Azeem Azhar is one of the best-regarded thought leaders in the industry . . . He has a broad understanding of the ways technology can be used to solve our biggest problems, shape our society, and bridge cultural divides.' Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO of Spotify 'Azeem Azhar is a globally recognised voice on technology and its impact. He has written a fascinating and important book, required reading for anyone seeking to understand the new economy and the massive global corporations that seek to dominate that economy.' Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Arts © Azeem Azhar 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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People Power: Transform your business in the era of safety and wellbeing Audiobook

People Power: Transform your business in the era of safety and wellbeing

Author: Karen J. Hewitt Narrator: Karen J. Hewitt Release Date: September 2021

Turbocharge employee engagement through health and safety ‘Health and safety’ has regained its rightful place at the heart of the organization, alongside wellbeing and other people issues. Keeping it there, however, is tricky, and returns on investment are difficult to quantify. At the same time, companies yearn for new ways to engage their employees. Karen J. Hewitt urges us to switch gears on health and safety – from systems and compliance to inspiration and engagement. With her simple three-step formula (Build, Buzz, Bake), she offers us her recipe for building employee engagement through health and safety, with significant gains for the business overall.

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Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio Audiobook

Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

Author: Tom Lewis Narrator: Chris Sorensen Release Date: September 2021

Empire of the Air tells the story of three American visionaries-Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff-whose imagination and dreams turned a hobbyist's toy into radio, launching the modern communications age. Tom Lewis weaves the story of these men and their achievements into a richly detailed and moving narrative that spans the first half of the twentieth century, a time when the American romance with science and technology was at its peak. Empire of the Air is a tale of pioneers on the frontier of a new technology, of American entrepreneurial spirit, and of the tragic collision between inventor and corporation.

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The Art of Innovation: How art and science have inspired each other, a Radio 4 and the Science Museu Audiobook

The Art of Innovation: How art and science have inspired each other, a Radio 4 and the Science Museu

Author: Ian Blatchford, Tilly Blyth Narrator: Ian Blatchford, Tilly Blyth, Toby Jones Release Date: September 2021

The landmark BBC series exploring science in art, developed by Radio 4 in partnership with the Science Museum - with an introduction read by Toby Jones 'A real treat' The Spectator Art and science are often considered to be in conflict, with art dealing in creativity and science in cold, hard facts. But the two disciplines have always been interconnected, taking inspiration from each other and shaping each other's worlds. In this fascinating 20-part series, Sir Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum, and Dr Tilly Blyth, the Science Museum's Head of Collections, reveal how science's ingenuity has been incorporated into artistic expression - and how art's creativity has stimulated scientific progress and technological change. Beginning with the Enlightenment and concluding with our modern-day Age of Ambivalence, they take a chronological journey through 250 years of British history, looking at the often surprising relationships between iconic works of art and key scientific objects and ideas. Among the pieces they analyse are Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg's theatrical portrayal of the Industrial Revolution, Coalbrookdale by Night; Constable's cloud paintings; John Nasmyth's extraordinarily detailed photographs of the Moon; Roy Nockolds' Supersonic, the first abstract image to show the breaking of the sound barrier; and Longplayer, a 1000-year-long musical composition created by computer algorithm. From Joseph Wright's 1776 painting A Philosopher Giving A Lecture On The Orrery, illuminating a new scientific age of wonders, to Cornelia Parker's Einstein's Abstracts and Cold Dark Matter, shining cosmological light on what is yet to be known, we see that science and art are part of the same rich culture, engaged in an ongoing dialogue driven by mutual curiosity, creativity and imagination. Presented by Sir Ian Blatchford and Tilly Blyth Introduction read by Toby Jones Readers: Shaun Mason, Katherine Cusack and Sean Baker Music composed by Mark Russell Produced by Adrian Washbourne, in partnership with The Science Museum Group © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (p) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on the following dates: The Scientific Sublime 23 September 2019 Masters of Spectacle 24 September 2019 Satirizing Science 25 September 2019 Observing the Air 26 September 2019 Tracking Progress 27 September 2019 Plants on Paper 30 September 2019 Reaching for the Moon 1 October 2019 Dyeing to Display 2 October 2019 Capturing Time 3 October 2019 Celebrating Speed 4 October 2019 Art as Protest 7 October 2019 Humans in the Industrial Machine 8 October 2019 Forms of Knowledge 9 October 2019 Supersonic 10 October 2019 Patterns from Atoms 11 October 2019 Wonder Materials 14 October 2019 Polaroid Perceptions 15 October 2019 Protecting the Earth 16 October 2019 Patterns of Thought 17 October 2019 Imagining Matter 18 October 2019

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AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future Audiobook

AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future

Brought to you by Penguin. In this ground-breaking blend of imaginative storytelling and scientific forecasting, a pioneering AI expert and a leading writer of speculative fiction join forces to answer an imperative question: How will artificial intelligence change our world within twenty years? AI will be the defining development of the twenty-first century. Within two decades, aspects of daily human life will be unrecognizable. AI will generate unprecedented wealth, revolutionize medicine and education through human-machine symbiosis, and create brand new forms of communication and entertainment. In liberating us from routine work, however, AI will also challenge the organizing principles of our economic and social order. Meanwhile, AI will bring new risks in the form of autonomous weapons and smart technology that inherits human bias. AI is at a tipping point, and people need to wake up-both to AI's radiant pathways and its existential perils for life as we know it. In this provocative, utterly original work of 'scientific fiction,' Kai-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China and bestselling author of AI Superpowers, joins forces with celebrated novelist Chen Qiufan to imagine our world in 2041 and how it will be shaped by AI. In ten gripping short stories, set twenty years in the future, they introduce readers to an array of eye-opening 2041 settings: In San Francisco, a new industry, 'job reallocation,' arises to serve displaced workers In Tokyo, a music fan is swept up in an immersive form of celebrity worship In Mumbai, a teenage girl rebels when AI gets in the way of romance In Seoul, virtual teachers offer orphaned twins new ways to learn and connect In Munich, a rogue quantum computer scientist's revenge plot imperils the world By gazing toward a not-so-distant horizon, AI 2041 offers urgent insights into our collective future-while reminding readers that, ultimately, humankind remains the author of its destiny. © Chen Qiufan 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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You Are What You Click: How Being Selective, Positive, and Creative Can Transform Your Social Media  Audiobook

You Are What You Click: How Being Selective, Positive, and Creative Can Transform Your Social Media

Author: Brian A. Primack Narrator: Eric Jason Martin Release Date: September 2021

An empowering, forward-thinking solution for creating intentional and healthy social media habits from an expert on media, technology and health. Internationally acclaimed behavioral scientist and social media expert Brian Primack, MD, PhD, believes we do not need to swear off social media, delete all our online accounts, or give up our phones to live healthier, happier lives. In You Are What You Click, he offers a new approach to digital wellness, and a realist's perspective on how what we consume online affects our well-being. In response, he presents a 'social media pyramid' that personalizes our tech diet so we can enjoy a fruitful, balanced relationship with social media. While many of us turn to social media looking for a sense of connection and comfort, the data show that it may paradoxically leave us feeling more alone and depressed. Drawing on over twenty years of original research, Dr. Primack explains the fascinating nuances of our relationship with social media, its impact on our mental health, and the dangers of social media using us instead of the other way around. He empowers us to take back control with a simple method: being more selective, positive, and creative with our lives online. Dr. Primack introduces surprising strategies you can use right away to fine-tune your online experience and discover your definition of digital balance. Through short, actionable chapters, you'll learn how to: • Tailor your social media use to your personality. • Select positive relationships over toxic ones. • Overcome comparison syndrome and the fear of missing out. • Fill your feed with meaningful, humorous, and uplifting content. • Optimize your news intake and resist doomscrolling. • Improve your sleep, create 'tech holidays,' and more. With innovative strategies for managing technology, you'll transform your relationship with tech and discover how to make social media work for you. You Are What You Click offers a science-backed approach from a credentialed doctor: Dr. Brian Primack has an MD and a PhD in Education and Behavioral Science. Primack is the go-to expert on this topic. His work on the intersection of media and health has been cited nearly 6,000 times in peer-reviewed scholarly literature, and he has been featured in major media outlets across the world. FOR WELLNESS READERS, PARENTS, AND ANYONE WHO USES SOCIAL MEDIA: Dropping off the digital map or deleting all our social media accounts isn't the only option-and often isn't something we feel ready to do. Rather than digital abstinence, with Primack's 3-step plan, tech lovers will be able to understand how to regulate their online social platforms in healthier ways. A BALANCED PERSPECTIVE ON TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN A POSITIVE LIGHT: Almost every book in this genre portrays technology in a negative or even scary way. With this book, readers will learn how to adjust and balance their presence online with a personalized plan they can use across all platforms, no matter what new social media app goes public next. Primack offers an empowering solution that is forward-thinking, and will continue to be relevant as technology becomes more immersed into our lives. QUICK, PRACTICAL ADVICE:You Are What You Click is broken into short, actionable chapters that allow readers to understand the research, take action, and see results-perfect for short attention spans whittled down by Facebook and Instagram stories, Twitter, Snapchat, and TikTok! FOR FANS OF PERSONALITY BOOKS: Fans of books like The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery and The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles that Reveal How to Make Your Life Better will love the personality quiz and personalized solutions Primack offers for being selective, creative, and healthy with social media use.

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r Noise Free Home: The four-step soundproofing method to bring peace and quiet back to your life Audiobook

r Noise Free Home: The four-step soundproofing method to bring peace and quiet back to your life

Author: Jim Prior Narrator: Nicholas Audsley Release Date: September 2021

Is noise impacting your quality of life at home? Neighbour and traffic noise adversely affects many homeowners. The Noise Free Home introduces a proven four-step soundproofing method that will protect your home from unwanted noise. Used by soundproofing installers and backed up by acoustic testing, this method will help you restore the peace and quiet you have been longing for. When you've listened to this audio book, you will know how to: • Identify problem noise areas in your home that can be soundproofed • Avoid common mistakes when having soundproofing installed, saving you time and money • Reduce unwanted noise in your home once and for all • Create a calm home environment so you no longer feel you have to move

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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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Power Play: Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century Audiobook

Power Play: Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century

Author: Tim Higgins Narrator: Will Damron Release Date: August 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Inside the outrageous, come-from-behind story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car and the race to drive the future. Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary and to others he's a mercurial huckster. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets and his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car. When Tesla was founded in the 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrap heap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential and they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition. Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics repeatedly taking the company he had funded himself to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three? Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds... and changed the future. © Tim Higgins 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Audiobook

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World

Author: Virginia I. Postrel Narrator: Caroline Cole Release Date: August 2021

From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, explore the global history of textiles and the world they weave together in this enthralling and educational guide. The story of humanity is the story of textiles -- as old as civilization itself. Since the first thread was spun, the need for textiles has driven technology, business, politics, and culture. In The Fabric of Civilization, Virginia Postrel synthesizes groundbreaking research from archaeology, economics, and science to reveal a surprising history. From Minoans exporting wool colored with precious purple dye to Egypt, to Romans arrayed in costly Chinese silk, the cloth trade paved the crossroads of the ancient world. Textiles funded the Renaissance and the Mughal Empire; they gave us banks and bookkeeping, Michelangelo's David and the Taj Mahal. The cloth business spread the alphabet and arithmetic, propelled chemical research, and taught people to think in binary code. Assiduously researched and deftly narrated, The Fabric of Civilization tells the story of the world's most influential commodity.

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