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  1. On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons Audiobook On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons
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  3. The Lost Girls Audiobook The Lost Girls
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  4. The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga Audiobook The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga
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  5. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Audiobook No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
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  6. War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line Audiobook War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
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  7. Beloved Audiobook Beloved
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  8. Exhalation Audiobook Exhalation
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  9. The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Audiobook The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
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  10. I Spy Audiobook I Spy
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Outdoor Activities: Become a Practical Backpacker and Camper Audiobook

Outdoor Activities: Become a Practical Backpacker and Camper

Author: Wesley Jones Narrator: Rick Paradis Release Date: August 2019

Book 1: Camping Tips - Many people have no clue what to do when they're camping. When this is the case, it can turn into a boring, frustrating downgrade from a hotel room, or even your own home. But camping can be fun and interesting in a variety of ways. Learn to make the most of your experience in nature and become a super camper! In this book, we'll discuss several topics, such as: Fun activities to engage in when you are camping. Getting ready for the trip by taking the right supplies. A list of items and tips to make your camping experience easier. How to get your children ready for camping and get them excited about it before and during the trip. Ways to stay clean, avoid negative aspects, and be closer to nature. Delicious camping recipes. Book 2: Backpacking - A handy guide to make your backpacking journey better! It has become possible for a larger group of people: To travel the entire world with a single backpack, some items, and a limited amount of money. Some people still show off their income when travelling, but even with a low budget, "backpacking" is an affordable, doable way of living. And yes, you can also make money online while doing it. In this guide, we'll tell you some of the best ways to: Pack your backpack to maximize space Find the most popular destinations in the world for backpackers Go on a hike, and make sure you don't get any physical problems Discover if a hostel is for you and which hostels to look for Find better deals on AirBNB and negotiate with the ones who rent their rooms Avoid scams and tourist traps backpackers sometimes come across in different countries Meet other likeminded backpackers you can socialize with Get some photography tips for your trips

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No Other Home: Living, Leading, and Learning What Matters Most Audiobook

No Other Home: Living, Leading, and Learning What Matters Most

Author: Matt Besler, Patrick Regan Narrator: Matt Besler Release Date: August 2019

Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler has achieved something extraordinary in the least extraordinary way. At every level of his athletic career, Besler has heard the same questions and initial dismissal of his talent. Even as he made his slow, steady progression into the consciousness of his coaches, opponents, and fans, then onto the national and world soccer stage, he heard it still. How does a normal guy like Matt Besler end up playing in the World Cup, one of the most exclusive competitions in international sports? If it's true that he's a rather typical Midwestern guy, it's also true that Matt happens to be one of the best soccer players in the country. Professional soccer is a bastion for the flamboyant-the lifestyles, the hairstyles, the WAGs, the passionate fans-yet Matt has flourished as the anti-flamboyant. He is preternaturally calm. He is stalwart. He is relentlessly committed to his preparedness and his athletic success. Matt Besler may seem to be Mr. Average, but it is this very characteristic that has made him exceptional. No Other Home offers an honest, first-person perspective into exactly what it takes to reach the highest levels of the sporting world. Matt shares his stories-from growing up in a loving but fiercely competitive family, to climbing through the ranks of high school, club, and college athletics, to dealing with injuries and professional setbacks, and even to his own rather extraordinary experience of becoming a father. The poignant lessons he's learned so far hold value for soccer fans and nonfans alike. This is a book to be shared among family members, young and old. And for parents looking for positive influences in professional athletics, they will find no better role model than Matt.

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Shula: The Coach of the NFL's Greatest Generation Audiobook

Shula: The Coach of the NFL's Greatest Generation

Author: Mark Ribowsky Narrator: L.J. Ganser Release Date: August 2019

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997, Don Shula remains the winningest coach of all time with 347 career victories and the only undefeated season in NFL history. But before he became the architect of the Dolphins dynasty, Shula was a hardworking kid selling fish on the banks of Lake Erie. As acclaimed sports biographer Mark Ribowsky shows, Shula met serious resistance at home when he asked to play high school football, but when his parents finally relented, they discovered that their son had an unmatched mind for the game's strategy and a stomach for its brutality. With rugged determination, the jut-jawed Shula started as a defensive back in the 1950s, later beginning his thirty-two-year coaching career as the then-youngest coach ever with the Baltimore Colts. The Colts had several successful years, but Shula never quite recovered from the historic loss to the upstart New York Jets in Super Bowl III, and when a lucrative job opened in Miami, he took his talents to South Beach, where he led the Dolphins to the first perfect season in NFL history. Tracing Shula's singular rise from his blue-collar origins to his glory days in the Miami heat, Ribowsky reveals a man of grit and charisma who never lost sight of a simple creed: 'All I've ever done is roll up my sleeves, figure out what to do, and start doing it.'

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Escape from the Ordinary Audiobook

Escape from the Ordinary

Author: Julie Bradley Narrator: Janet Metzger Release Date: August 2019

When you arrive at foreign shores by sailboat, it's not such a small world after all. Come along with Glen and Julie as they sail around the world and discover that reality is even bigger than the escape they imagined. This breathtakingly personal true story will thrill those wanting to sail off into the sunset or enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of home. Escape from the Ordinary reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and nudges the reader into thoughts of their own dreams. Not a technical book about sailing or storm tactics but vividly described, full-tilt adventures on foreign shores.

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Can I See your Hands: A Guide To Situational Awareness, Personal Risk Management, Resilience and Sec Audiobook

Can I See your Hands: A Guide To Situational Awareness, Personal Risk Management, Resilience and Sec

Author: Dr. Gav Schneider Narrator: Graham Rowat Release Date: August 2019

The title of this book: Can I See Your Hands, refers to one of the key outcomes of this book-being able to tell whether or not people want to cause us harm. To put it very simply, if you can see someone's hands and they are not concealing them, holding a weapon or positioning to strike you, one's levels of trust and confidence can increase. This simple example can serve as a reminder to all of us in many of the complex moments we have to deal with, and difficult decisions we have to make, in everyday life.

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NFL Century: The One-Hundred-Year Rise of America's Greatest Sports League Audiobook

NFL Century: The One-Hundred-Year Rise of America's Greatest Sports League

Author: Joe Horrigan Narrator: Mark Deakins Release Date: August 2019

From the former executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame comes a sweeping and lively history of the National Football League, timed to coincide with the NFL's 100th anniversary season.   "I can think of no one better qualified-or more enthusiastic-to chronicle the National Football League's century-long history than Joe Horrigan."-Marv Levy, Hall of Fame NFL coach The NFL has come a long way from its founding in Canton, Ohio, in 1920. In the hundred years since that fateful day, football has become America's most popular and lucrative professional sport. The former scrappy upstart league that struggled to stay afloat has survived a host of challenges-the Great Depression and World War II, controversies and scandals, battles over labor rights and competition from rival leagues-to produce American icons like Vince Lombardi, Joe Montana, and Tom Brady. It is an extraordinary and entertaining history that could be told only by Joe Horrigan, former executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and perhaps the greatest living historian of the NFL, by drawing upon decades of NFL archives. Compelling, eye-opening, and authoritative, NFL Century is a must-read for NFL fans and anyone who loves the game of football. Advance praise for NFL Century "Joe Horrigan takes the reader on a delightful tour of the seminal moments of the NFL in the past one hundred years-the players, owners, coaches, executives, and historical events that made the game of football the most popular in America. It's a wonderful walk down memory lane for any football fan, young or old."-Michael Lombardi, author of Gridiron Genius   "There is no one-and I mean no one-who knows more about the history of the NFL than Joe Horrigan, the heart and soul of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As the gold standard of sports leagues celebrates its one hundredth season, it's appropriate that the gold standard of sports historians has written NFL Century, an entertaining and educational journey."-Gary Myers, New York Times bestselling author of Brady vs Manning

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Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up Audiobook

Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up

Author: Alex Speier Narrator: George Newbern Release Date: August 2019

The captivating inside story of the historic 2018 Boston Red Sox, as told through the assembly and ascendancy of their talented young core-the culmination of nearly a decade of reporting from one of the most respected baseball writers in the country. The 2018 season was a coronation for the Boston Red Sox. The best team in Major League Baseball-indeed, one of the best teams ever-the Sox won 108 regular season games and then romped through the postseason, going 11-3 against the three next-strongest teams baseball had to offer. As Boston Globe baseball reporter Alex Speier reveals, the Sox' success wasn't a fluke-nor was it guaranteed. It was the result of careful, patient planning and shrewd decision-making that allowed Boston to develop a golden generation of prospects-and then build upon that talented core to assemble a juggernaut. Speier has covered the key players-Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., and many others-since the beginning of their professional careers, as they rose through the minor leagues and ultimately became the heart of this historic championship squad. Drawing upon hundreds of interviews and years of reporting, Homegrown is the definitive look at the construction of an extraordinary team. It is a story that offers startling insights for baseball fans of any team, and anyone looking for the secret to building a successful organization. Why do many highly touted prospects fail, while others rise out of obscurity to become transcendent? How can franchises help their young talent, in whom they've often invested tens of millions of dollars, reach their full potential? And how can management balance long-term aims with the constant pressure to win now? Part insider's account of one of the greatest baseball teams ever, part meditation on how to build a winner, Homegrown offers an illuminating look into how the best of the best are built.

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Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played Audiobook

Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played

Author: L. Jon Wertheim Narrator: Edward Bauer Release Date: August 2019

In the 2008 Wimbledon men's final, Center Court was a stage set worthy of Shakespearean drama. Five-time champion Roger Federer was on track to take his rightful place as the most dominant player in the history of the game. He just needed to cling to his trajectory. So in the last few moments of daylight, Center Court witnessed a coronation. Only it wasn't a crowning for the Swiss heir apparent but for a swashbuckling Spaniard. Twenty-two-year-old Rafael Nadal prevailed, in five sets, in what was, according to the author, 'essentially a four-hour, forty-eight-minute infomercial for everything that is right about tennis-a festival of skill, accuracy, grace, strength, speed, endurance, determination, and sportsmanship.' It was also the encapsulation of a fascinating rivalry, hard fought and of historic proportions. Strokes of Genius deconstructs this defining moment in sport, using that match as the backbone of a provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining look at the science, art, psychology, technology, strategy, and personality that go into a single tennis match. With vivid, intimate detail, Wertheim re-creates this epic battle in a book that is both a study of the mechanics and art of the game and the portrait of a rivalry as dramatic as that of Ali-Frazier, Palmer-Nicklaus, and McEnroe-Borg.

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For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major Le Audiobook

For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major Le

Author: Bud Selig Narrator: Arthur Morey Release Date: July 2019

Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin The longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and revealing his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide.  More than a century old, the game of baseball is resistant to change-owners, managers, players, and fans all hate it. Yet, now more than ever, baseball needs to evolve-to compete with other professional sports, stay relevant, and remain America's Pastime it must adapt. Perhaps no one knows this better than Bud Selig who, as the head of MLB for more than twenty years, ushered in some of the most important, and controversial, changes in the game's history-modernizing a sport that had remained unchanged since the 1960s. In this enlightening and surprising book, Selig goes inside the most difficult decisions and moments of his career, looking at how he worked to balance baseball's storied history with the pressures of the twenty-first century to ensure its future. Part baseball story, part business saga, and part memoir, For the Good of the Game chronicles Selig's career, takes fans inside locker rooms and board rooms, and offers an intimate, fascinating account of the frequently messy process involved in transforming an American institution. Featuring an all-star lineup of the biggest names from the last forty years of baseball, Selig recalls the vital games, private moments, and tense conversations he's shared with Hall of Fame players and managers and the contentious calls he's made. He also speaks candidly about hot-button issues the steroid scandal that threatened to destroy the game, telling his side of the story in full and for the first time. As he looks back and forward, Selig outlines the stakes for baseball's continued transformation-and why the changes he helped usher in must only be the beginning. Illustrated with sixteen pages of photographs.

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Casting into the Light: Tales of a Fishing Life Audiobook

Casting into the Light: Tales of a Fishing Life

Author: Janet Messineo Narrator: Janet Messineo Release Date: July 2019

Tales of a champion surfcaster: the education of a young woman hell-bent on following her dream and learning the mysterious and profound sport, and art, of surfcasting, on the island of Martha's Vineyard.   Janet Messineo knew from the get-go that she wanted to become a great fisherman. She knew she was as capable as any man of catching and landing a huge fish. It took years-and many terrifying nights along on the beach in complete darkness, in search of a huge creature to pull out of the sea-for her to prove to herself and to the male-dominated fishing community that she could make her dream real.   Messineo writes of the object of her obsession: striped bass and how it can take a lifetime to become a proficient striped bass fisherman; of stripers as nocturnal feeders, hard-fighting, clever fish that under the cover of darkness trap bait against jetties or between fields of large boulders near shorelines, or, once hooked, rub their mouths against the rocks to cut the line.   She writes of growing up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Salem, New Hampshire, the granddaughter of textile mill workers, tagging along with her father and brother as they cast off of jetties; of going to art school, feeling from a young age the need to escape, and finding herself, one summer, on the Vineyard.   She describes the series of jobs that supported her fishing-waitressing at the Black Dog, Helios, and the Home Port, among other restaurants. She writes of her education in patience and the technique to land a fish; learning the equipment-hooks, sinkers, her first squid jig; buying her first one-ounce Rebel lure.   She re-created the thrill of fishing at night, of being buffeted by the island's harsh winds and torrential rains; the terror of hooking something mysterious in the darkness that might pull her into water over her head.   She gives us a rich portrait of island life and writes of its history and of Chappaquiddick's (it belonged to the Wampanoags, who originally called it Cheppiaquidne-"separate island"); of the Martha's Vineyard Derby: its beginning in 1946 as a way to bring tourism to the island during the offseason, and the Derby's growing into one of the largest tournaments in the world.   Messineo describes her dream of becoming a marine taxidermist, of learning the craft and perfecting the art of it. She writes of the men she's fished with and the women who forged the path for others (among them, Lorraine "Tootie" Johnson, who fished Vineyard waters for more than sixty years, and Lori VanDerlaske, who won the Derby shore division in 1995). And she writes of her life commingled with fishing-her marriage to a singer, poet, activist; their adopting a son with Asperger's; and her teaching him to fish. She writes of the transformative power of fishing that helped her to shake off drugs and alcohol, and of her profound respect for fish as a magnificent animal.   With eighteen of the author's favorite fish recipes, Casting into the Light is a book about following one's dreams and about the quiet reckoning with self in the long hours of darkness at the water's edge, with the sounds of the ocean, the night air, and the jet-black sky. *Includes a PDF of author Janet Messineo's favorite fish recipes

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Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes Audiobook

Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes

Author: Alastair Humphreys Narrator: Alastair Humphreys Release Date: July 2019

'Enthusiastic, pleasingly madcap' Geographical Adventure - something that's new and exhilarating, outside your comfort zone. Adventures change you and how you see the world, and all you need is an open mind, bags of enthusiasm and boundless curiosity. So what's a microadventure? It's close to home, cheap, simple, short and 100% guaranteed to refresh your life. A microadventure takes the spirit of a big adventure and squeezes it into a day or even a few hours. The point of a microadventure is that you don't need lots of time and money to meet a new challenge. This practical guide is filled with ideas for microadventures - for you to experience on your own or with friends and family, plus tips and advice on safety and kit. Whether it's sleeping on a hilltop or going for a wild swim, cycling a lap of the Isle of Wight or walking home for Christmas, it's time you discovered something new about yourself and the world outside your window. Adventure is everywhere, every day and it is up to us to find it.

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Arnold Palmer's Success Lessons: Wisdom on Golf, Business, and Life from the King of Golf Audiobook

Arnold Palmer's Success Lessons: Wisdom on Golf, Business, and Life from the King of Golf

Author: Brad Brewer Narrator: Fred Sanders Release Date: July 2019

Arnold Palmer taught world-class pro golf instructor Brad Brewer how to play golf. But that was just the beginning. For more than 30 years, Palmer taught Brad how to live. As a businessman, a father, a celebrity, a philanthropist, and a friend, Palmer showed those around him that true success has nothing to do with the final score - and everything to do with how you play the game. In Arnold Palmer's Success Lessons, Brad shares the life-changing truths he learned from the King of Golf throughout three decades of knowing Palmer as a business partner, employer, and mentor. In short but powerful chapters, Brad passes on Palmer's secrets such as: Why you always need to play for the love of the game What your starting point tells you about your destination How to capitalize on past success The attitude of a true champion Why golf is like all the best things in life - it's more complicated than it looks Taking us from Palmer's childhood to his last years back in his own hometown, Brad introduces us to the Arnold Palmer behind the trophies, the celebrity, and the fame. This was the man who changed lives simply by living well, a man loved and respected not only for what he did but for who he was.

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