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Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche Audiobook

Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

Author: Haruki Murakami Narrator: Feodor Chin, Ian Anthony Dale, Janet Song Release Date: September 2013

Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami In this haunting work of journalistic investigation, Haruki Murakami tells the story of the horrific terrorist attack on Japanese soil that shook the entire world.   On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system. In attempt to discover why, Haruki Murakmi talks to the people who lived through the catastrophe, and in so doing lays bare the Japanese psyche. As he discerns the fundamental issues that led to the attack, Murakami paints a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere.

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Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China Audiobook

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

Author: Paul French Narrator: Erik Singer Release Date: April 2012

In the last days of old Peking, where anything goes, can a murderer escape justice? Peking in 1937 is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumors and superstition. The Japanese are encircling the city, and the discovery of Pamela Werner's body sends a shiver through already nervous Peking. Is it the work of a madman? One of the ruthless Japanese soldiers now surrounding the city? Or perhaps the dreaded fox spirits? With the suspect list growing and clues sparse, two detectives-one British and one Chinese-race against the clock to solve the crime before the Japanese invade and Peking as they know it is gone forever. Can they find the killer in time, before the Japanese invade? Historian and China expert Paul French at last uncovers the truth behind this notorious murder, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking.

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Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival Audiobook

Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival

Author: David Pilling Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon Release Date: April 2014

In Bending Adversity, Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians. Through their voices, Pilling captures the dynamism and diversity of contemporary Japan. Pilling's exploration begins with the 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. His deep reporting reveals both Japan's vulnerabilities and its resilience and pushes him to understand the country's past through cycles of crisis and reconstruction. Japan's survivalist mentality has carried it through tremendous hardship, but is also the source of great destruction: It was the nineteenth-century struggle to ward off colonial intent that resulted in Japan's own imperial endeavor, culminating in the devastation of World War II. Even the postwar economic miracle-the manufacturing and commerce explosion that brought unprecedented economic growth and earned Japan international clout might have been a less pure victory than it seemed. In Bending Adversity Pilling questions what was lost in the country's blind, aborted climb to #1. With the same rigor, he revisits 1990-the year the economic bubble burst, and the beginning of Japan's "lost decades"-to ask if the turning point might be viewed differently. While financial struggle and national debt are a reality, post-growth Japan has also successfully maintained a stable standard of living and social cohesion. And while life has become less certain, opportunities-in particular for the young and for women-have diversified. Still, Japan is in many ways a country in recovery, working to find a way forward after the events of 2011 and decades of slow growth. Bending Adversity closes with a reflection on what the 2012 reelection of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and his radical antideflation policy, might mean for Japan and its future. Informed throughout by the insights shared by Pilling's many interview subjects, Bending Adversity rigorously engages with the social, spiritual, financial, and political life of Japan to create a more nuanced representation of the oft-misunderstood island nation and its people.

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Robin: Kumaonche Narabhakshak – Marathi Audiobook Audiobook

Robin: Kumaonche Narabhakshak – Marathi Audiobook

Author: Jim Corbett Narrator: Various, Various Narrators Release Date: April 2014

A well-known hunter, environment conservationist, Jim Corbett is known throughout the world for killing man eating leopards and tigers. The story talks about his favorite hunting companion Robin, his faithful spaniel dog, who was trained to accompany Jim Corbett during hunts of man-eating tigers. Robin assisted Jim almost in all the major hunts in various ways. However in one incidence Robin himself was in trouble. This story depicts a beguiling encounter of Robin and a leopard where Jim Corbett saves his Robin from the leopard. Recorded in the Indian language Marathi. Narrated by Sachin Khedekar and Ketaki Saraf.

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Thaak Cha Narabhakshak: Kumaonche Narabhakshak – Marathi Audiobook Audiobook

Thaak Cha Narabhakshak: Kumaonche Narabhakshak – Marathi Audiobook

Author: Jim Corbett Narrator: Various Readers Release Date: April 2014

This is one of the most favorite stories of Jim Corbett himself. The Thak man-eater was a female Bengal tiger who killed and ate four human victims (two women, two men) between September and November 1938. She was operating in Kumaon, at the Nepalese border, between the villages Thak, Chuka, Kot Kindri and Sem. This was the last man-eater killed by Corbett. The story about Thak man-eater is known as one of the most dramatic stories about man-eating animals. Before Jim Corbett began his mission, he had declared that if he could not kill the man-eater in seven days, he would hand over the task to someone else. On the seventh day evening he failed in his job. However the last minute tricks, his presence of mind, the thrill holds the audience intensely. Recorded in the Indian language Marathi. Narrated by Sachin Khedekar, Ketaki Saraf, and Vikas Patil.

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Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War Audiobook

Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation into War

Author: Steven M. Gillon Narrator: John Pruden Release Date: October 2011

Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy." History would prove him correct; the events of that day—when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor—ended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDR's presidency, and swept America into World War II. In Pearl Harbor, acclaimed historian Steven M. Gillon provides a vivid, minute-by-minute account of Roosevelt's skillful leadership in the wake of the most devastating military assault in American history. FDR proved both decisive and deceptive, inspiring the nation while keeping the real facts of the attack a secret from congressional leaders and the public. Pearl Harbor explores the anxious and emotional events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, showing how the president and the American public responded in the pivotal twenty-four hours that followed, a period in which America burst from precarious peace into total war.

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Call Sign Extortion 17: The Shoot-down of Seal Team Six Audiobook

Call Sign Extortion 17: The Shoot-down of Seal Team Six

Author: Don Brown Narrator: Bill Thatcher Release Date: May 2015

On August 6, 2011-three months after members of Navy SEAL Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden-Taliban forces took down a United States helicopter, call sign "Extortion 17." The attack killed the Air National Guard crew, seven unidentified members of the Afghan military, and seventeen members of Navy SEAL Team Six-warrior brothers from the same Team that had killed Osama Bin Laden just ninety days prior. Were the seven Afghan soldiers aboard that helicopter really undercover Taliban who either maneuvered the chopper within easy range of being shot down or sabotaged it from within? Were the SEALs sacrificed on the altar of political correctness and deliberately flown into a known Taliban hot zone? Don Brown, a former U.S. Navy JAG officer stationed at the Pentagon and a former special assistant United States attorney, re-creates the wartime action, tells the life stories of the elite warriors our nation lost on that day, and tears apart the official military explanation of the incident contained in the infamous Colt Report, which reveals either gross incompetence or a massive cover-up.

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Street Without Joy: The French Debacle In Indochina Audiobook

Street Without Joy: The French Debacle In Indochina

Author: Bernard B. Fall Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: May 2013

Journalist Bernard B. Fall describes the brutality and frustrations of the Indochina War, the savage eight-year conflict in which French forces suffered a staggering defeat at the hands of Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists. In this classic account of the French war in Indochina, Bernard B. Fall vividly captures the sights, sounds, and smells of the savage eight-year conflict in the jungles and mountains of Southeast Asia from 1946 to 1954. The French fought well to the last, but even with the lethal advantages of airpower, they could not stave off the Communist-led Vietnamese nationalists, who countered with a hit-and-run campaign of ambushes, booby traps, and nighttime raids. Defeat came at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, setting the stage for American involvement and opening another tragic chapter in Vietnam's history.

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The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave; related by herself Audiobook

The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave; related by herself

Author: Mary Prince Narrator: Katie Haigh Release Date: March 2016

This is the story of Mary Prince, who was sold into slavery at the age of 12 for £38 sterling. It is the first account of the life of a black woman ever to be published in the United Kingdom, and it was published at a time when slavery was still legal in the British Colonies. The history of Mary Prince is firsthand testimony of the brutalities of enslavement. Its tone is direct and authentic, which makes this vivid story go straight to the heart. This book immediateley sparked public controversy and eventually played a crucial role in the abolition campaign. "It was night when I reached my new home. The house was large, and built at the bottom of a very high hill; but I could not see much of it that night. I saw too much of it afterwards. The stones and the timber were the best things in it; they were not so hard as the hearts of the owners."

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MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War I Audiobook

MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War I

Author: Peter Eisner Narrator: Peter Eisner Release Date: May 2017

MacArthur's Spiesreads likeCasablancaset in the Pacific, filled with brave and daring characters caught up in the intrigue of war and the best part is that it's all true!' Tom Maier, author ofMasters of Sex A thrilling story of espionage, daring and deception set in the exotic landscape of occupied Manila during World War II. On January 2, 1942, Japanese troops marched into Manila unopposed by U.S. forces. Manila was a strategic port, a romantic American outpost and a jewel of a city. Tokyo saw its conquest of the Philippines as the key in its plan to control all of Asia, including Australia. Thousands of soldiers surrendered and were sent on the notorious eighty-mile Bataan Death March. But thousands of other Filipinos and Americans refused to surrender and hid in the Luzon hills above Bataan and Manila. MacArthur's Spiesis the story of three of them, and how they successfully foiled the Japanese for more than two years, sabotaging Japanese efforts and preparing the way for MacArthur's return. From a jungle hideout, Colonel John Boone, an enlisted American soldier, led an insurgent force of Filipino fighters who infiltrated Manila as workers and servants to stage demolitions and attacks. 'Chick' Parsons, an American businessman, polo player, and expatriate in Manila, was also a U.S. Navy intelligence officer. He escaped in the guise of a Panamanian diplomat, and returned as MacArthur's spymaster, coordinating the guerrilla efforts with the planned Allied invasion. And, finally, there was Claire Phillips, an itinerant American torch singer with many names and almost as many husbands. Her nightclub in Manila served as a cover for supplying food to Americans in the hills and to thousands of prisoners of war. She and the men and women who worked with her gathered information from the collaborating Filipino businessmen; the homesick, English-speaking Japanese officers; and the spies who mingled in the crowd. Readers of Alan Furst and Ben Macintyre and anyone who loves Casablanca will relish this true tale of heroism when it counted the most.

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A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Incredible True Story of North Korea and the Most Audacious Kidnapping Audiobook

A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Incredible True Story of North Korea and the Most Audacious Kidnapping

Author: Paul Fischer Narrator: Stephen Park Release Date: April 2015

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of A Kim Jong-Il Production, by Paul Fischer, read by Stephen Park. Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every film made in the country but knew they were nothing compared to Hollywood. Then he hit on the perfect solution: order the kidnapping of South Korea's most famous actress and her ex-husband, the country's most acclaimed director. In a jaw-dropping mission the couple were kidnapped, held hostage and then 'employed' to make films for the Dear Leader, including a remake of Godzilla. They gained Kim's trust - but could they escape?

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The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po) Audiobook

The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po)

Author: Ha Jin Narrator: David Shih Release Date: January 2019

From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting: a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai-also known as Li Po In his own time (701-762), Li Bai's poems-shaped by Daoist thought and characterized by their passion, romance, and lust for life-were never given their proper due by the official literary gatekeepers. Nonetheless, his lines rang out on the lips of court entertainers, tavern singers, soldiers, and writers throughout the Tang dynasty, and his deep desire for a higher, more perfect world gave rise to his nickname, the Banished Immortal. Today, Bai's verses are still taught to China's schoolchildren and recited at parties and toasts; they remain an inextricable part of the Chinese language. With the instincts of a master novelist, Ha Jin draws on a wide range of historical and literary sources to weave the great poet's life story. He follows Bai from his origins on the western frontier to his ramblings travels as a young man, which were filled with filled with striving but also with merry abandon, as he raised cups of wine with friends and fellow poets. Ha Jin also takes us through the poet's later years-in which he became swept up in a military rebellion that altered the course of China's history-and the mysterious circumstances of his death, which are surrounded by legend. The Banished Immortal is an extraordinary portrait of a poet who both transcended his time and was shaped by it, and whose ability to live, love, and mourn without reservation produced some of the most enduring verses.

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