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  1. People of Abandoned Character Audiobook People of Abandoned Character
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  2. Box 88 Audiobook Box 88
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  3. Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE Audiobook Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE
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  4. A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis Audiobook A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
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  5. Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Audiobook Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
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  6. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future Audiobook A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
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  7. The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Audiobook The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
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  8. The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger Audiobook The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
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  9. Us Three Audiobook Us Three
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  10. Grown-Ups Audiobook Grown-Ups
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For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories Audiobook

For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories

Author: Rick Steves Narrator: Rick Steves Release Date: August 2020

After 40+ years of writing about Europe, Rick Steves has gathered 100 of his favorite memories together into one inspiring collection: For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories. Join Rick as he's swept away by a fado singer in Lisbon, learns the dangers of falling in love with a gondolier in Venice, and savors a cheese course in the Loire Valley. Contemplate the mysteries of centuries-old stone circles in England, dangle from a cliff in the Swiss Alps, and hear a French farmer's defense of foie gras. With a brand-new, original introduction from Rick reflecting on his decades of travel, For the Love of Europe features 100 of the best stories published throughout his career. Covering his adventures through England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and more, these are stories only Rick Steves could tell. Wry, personal, and full of Rick's signature humor, For the Love of Europe is a fond and inspirational look at a lifetime of travel.

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Mudlark River: Down the Thames with a Victorian Map Audiobook

Mudlark River: Down the Thames with a Victorian Map

Author: Simon Wilcox Narrator: Simon Wilcox Release Date: August 2020

The discovery of a Victorian map in a London antiques shop takes Simon Wilcox on a journey down the Thames: his mission a bit like that of those Victorian river scavengers, the mudlarks, to forage about on the shoreline for something of value. The mudlarks found old coins, and objects washed up from ships anchored in the London docks. Tramping down the Thames Path, catching the occasional boat, Simon finds fragments of history lurking just below the surface of the modern waterway. As the trip progresses from the river's source all the way to the sea, this history becomes more varied and colourful. Not only does Simon follow the life and times of the London cartographer who drew up the map - Edward Weller - but he also uncovers the stories of refugees and exiles washed up on the river banks over the centuries, and of drifters and conscripts heading in the other direction, leaving the river for foreign shores. In the process, he unearths a river that is both national and international, both local and global. But can he track down something of true value? Flush out something like the casket of Oriental pearls the mudlarks always dreamt of finding? As the journey unfolds, the river begins to reveal its secrets.

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The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers Audiobook

The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers

Author: Eric Weiner Narrator: Eric Weiner Release Date: August 2020

The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history's greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today's unsettled times. We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a dif­ferent perspective, to unearth hidden beauty, and to find new ways of being. We want to learn how to embrace wonder. Face regrets. Sustain hope. Eric Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and global travel in a pil­grimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world, from Rousseau to Nietzsche, Confucius to Simone Weil. Traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), he journeys thousands of miles, making stops in Athens, Delhi, Wyoming, Coney Island, Frankfurt, and points in between to recon­nect with philosophy's original purpose: teaching us how to lead wiser, more meaningful lives. From Socrates and ancient Athens to Simone de Beauvoir and twentieth-century Paris, Weiner's chosen philosophers and places provide important signposts as we navigate today's chaotic times. In The Socrates Express, Weiner invites us to voyage alongside him on his life-changing pursuit of wisdom and discovery as he attempts to find answers to our most vital questions.

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Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace Audiobook

Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace

Author: Aziz Abu Sarah Narrator: Tristan Wright Release Date: July 2020

"Aziz Abu Sarah rightly reminds us that it's not more travel we should be after, but the right kind of travel-one that treads lightly, highlights multiple perspectives (including traditionally marginalized ones), and fosters personal transformation, which is the key to a better world." -Norie Quintos, Editor at Large, National Geographic Travel Media How can we bring together a world polarized by so many seemingly intractable conflicts? Through tourism? Yes, but a different kind of tourism, one that harnesses the power of travel to create a more connected and peaceful world. Aziz Abu Sarah argues that it's through one-on-one contact that we'll begin to heal divides. And he knows this firsthand. A former Palestinian radical, he cofounded a tour agency with a Jewish American that originated the Dual Narrative Tours, which are co-led by guides from different communities, including Israel and Palestine, Ireland, Vietnam, Colombia, and many other countries. A guide for going beyond museums and monuments to more transformative, sustainable, and responsible travel experiences, this book is for both the first-timer and seasoned veteran. Starting with his own moving story of creating connections across his divided hometown of Jerusalem and expanding to stories from all over the world, Abu Sarah offers tips on how to meet people naturally and safely, design an inclusive itinerary, shop to support the local economy, deal with setbacks, and much more. He shows that if you put down your phone and strike up a conversation, you can break through the walls that separate us. You'll discover shared values, build lasting relationships, and realize that ultimately far more unites us than divides us.

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La isla del día siguiente Audiobook

La isla del día siguiente

Author: Eric Frattini Narrator: Arturo Lopez Release Date: July 2020

-Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. En 1988, hace ahora 28 años, cinco españoles, Kitín Muñoz, director de expedición, Kiko Botana, navegante, Pepe de Miguel, cámara de televisión, Juan Ginés García, teniente del ejército y responsable de logística y comunicaciones y yo, como fotógrafo y «conseguidor», realizamos una de las mayores proezas de la historia de la navegación actual: navegar en una balsa de totora, construida por los indios aimaras del Lago Titicaca, desde el puerto del Callao en Perú hasta la isla de Nuku-Hiva, en el Archipiélago de las Marquesas y posteriormente hacia la isla de Tahití, en el Archipiélago de la Sociedad. En total 5.491 millas náuticas (10.170 km), casi la misma distancia que separa las ciudades de Madrid y Hong Kong, en 72 días a bordo de una embarcación réplica exacta de las utilizadas por los navegantes preincaicos en el 200 d.C. Al regresar a España desde la Polinesia, mis cuadernos de viaje quedaron unidos por una cuerda, y escondidos en un oscuro cajón. En 1991, salieron tan solo de su escondite para ser encuadernados por un maravilloso artesano palestino de la Ciudad Vieja de Jerusalén, que con el mimo de sus arrugadas manos unió los dos cuadernos originales en un grueso y magnífico libro de piel roja de cordero. En su portada en letras doradas, aparece la leyenda: CUADERNO DE BITÁCORA. Por Eric Frattini y en su grueso lomo: Expedición URU – 1988. Tras cinco años de vivencias, guerras y hasta algún matrimonio en Oriente Medio, el cuaderno quedó ubicado en la sección de viajes de mi biblioteca compuesta por casi seis mil volúmenes. Allí permaneció en tranquilo y sabio reposo durante los siguientes veinte años. Ahora, cuando «ya no hablamos de corrido», como dice una muy querida amiga, y nuestros recuerdos comienzan a fallar, decido a mis 52 años que ya es hora de compartir con alguien más, aquella gran vivencia que fue la travesía de la Uru. Disfrútenla como lo hizo aquel joven de 24 años, que era yo por aquel entonces.

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Never Drive A Hatchback To Austria (And Other Valuable Life Lessons): The Wonderful Tale of a Brexit Audiobook

Never Drive A Hatchback To Austria (And Other Valuable Life Lessons): The Wonderful Tale of a Brexit

Author: R.A. Dalkey Narrator: R.A. Dalkey Release Date: July 2020

If being a grown-up were as simple as holding down a job, buying a reliable car, finding the home of your dreams and living happily ever after, there’d be no need for this true story. But our mid-thirties author’s unorthodox approach and complete failure to accept the world as defined by adults was never going to make it quite so straightforward - especially when Brexit threw a spanner in the works. 'If you liked the works of Bill Bryson, Pete McCarthy or Tony Hawks, you will enjoy this.' - Amazon Review by Ian S Set against the backdrop of his ever-swelling grumpiness and the growing realization that he might never actually become a millionaire, this book follows him and his trusty hatchback as they travel from England to Vienna, seizing the chance to live in Europe before it got closed to Brits forever. It's a journey that takes him to Cyprus and Venice, Slovenia and Surrey, Belgium and Bonn. 'A hybrid of Victor Meldrew and Tony Hancock, with attitude!' - Direct Reader Comment

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The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad Audiobook

The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad

Author: Emily Thomas Narrator: Esther Wane Release Date: June 2020

How can we think more deeply about our travels? This was the question that inspired Emily Thomas's journey into the philosophy of travel. Part philosophical ramble, part travelogue, The Meaning of Travel begins in the Age of Discovery, when philosophers first started taking travel seriously. It meanders forward to consider Montaigne on otherness, John Locke on cannibals, and Henry Thoreau on wilderness. On our travels with Thomas, we discover the dark side of maps, how the philosophy of space fueled mountain tourism, and why you should wash underwear in woodland cabins . . . We also confront profound issues, such as the ethics of 'doom tourism' (travel to 'doomed' glaciers and coral reefs), and the effect of space travel on human significance in a leviathan universe. The first ever exploration of the places where history and philosophy meet, this book will reshape your understanding of travel.

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Reports from Hell Audiobook

Reports from Hell

Author: Chas Smith Narrator: Peter Berkrot Release Date: June 2020

A gonzo ride through war-torn Yemen as only Chas Smith, the award-winning author of Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell and Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair, could provide. Follow Smith and his misfit band of merrymakers as they search for the true origins of Al Qaeda and endeavor to ride the unsurfed waves of Yemen all while exploring the slim opportunities for fun in the margins of our global war on terror and at any cost-even if it means eventual kidnapping by Hezbollah.

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Korea - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture Audiobook

Korea - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture

Author: James Hoare Narrator: Charles Armstrong Release Date: May 2020

Apart from the headline-making politics, not much is known in the West about the Korean people and their ancient culture. Yet those who visit Korea, whether North or South, find a land of great interest. The Koreans, when not constrained by politics or other considerations, are friendly and sociable, and the peninsula has areas of outstanding natural beauty. The South's cities, if not always beautiful, are vibrant and alive. The North, while very different, is complex and fascinating. The standoff between the two countries of the Korean Peninsula is a legacy of the Cold War and a potential flashpoint for future conflict. Despite a brief thaw in relations a few years ago, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the north, a secretive single-party socialist state with a centralized industrial economy, conducted nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009. The Republic of Korea (ROK) in the south meanwhile, a free-market democracy, has become a rising economic power and, in 2010, became the first former aid recipient to join the OECD Development Assistance Committee. This new, updated edition of Culture Smart! Korea looks at the changing social and economic situation and provides real insights into thinking and behavior in both countries. It indicates the pitfalls to avoid and introduces listeners to some of the many delights of the Korean peninsula.

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Gathered Around the Campfire: S'mores and Stories Under the Stars Audiobook

Gathered Around the Campfire: S'mores and Stories Under the Stars

Author: Melody A. Carlson Narrator: Susan Hanfield Release Date: May 2020

Whether your idea of camping is in a tiny tent, a luxury RV, or somewhere in between, nothing beats having fun with family and friends in the fresh air. Relive favorite memories of childhood vacations and get excited for future outdoor adventures with these humorous and heartwarming recollections from bestselling author and camping enthusiast Melody Carlson. Pack your gear and hit the road with Melody as you encounter: Campfire Connections-how a simple offer of firewood sparks a friendship. Lolly the Bear-an unexpected guest with a sweet tooth pays a morning visit. The Worst Camping Trip Ever-a pregnant woman and a torrential downpour make for a hasty midnight departure. Best-Laid Plans-all it takes is one unhappy camper to spoil an outing. Fireworks on the Fourth-an explosive clash between generations ends with a promise of unconditional love. Along the way, you'll enjoy inspirational quotes and practical tips to make your next camping experience even 's'more' of a success. So gather 'round and get ready for some unforgettable stories.

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The Braindead Megaphone Audiobook

The Braindead Megaphone

Author: George Saunders Narrator: George Saunders Release Date: April 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. The breakout book from 'the funniest writer in America'--not to mention an official 'Genius'--his first nonfiction collection ever. George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are Saunders's travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the 'Buddha Boy' of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the exploits of the minutemen at the Mexican border. Saunders expertly navigates the works of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Esther Forbes, and leads the reader across the rocky political landscape of modern America. Emblazoned with his trademark wit and singular vision, Saunders's endeavor into the art of the essay is testament to his exceptional range and ability as a writer and thinker.

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Bicycle Gourmets More Than A Year in Provence - Vol 3 - Collectors Edition Audiobook

Bicycle Gourmets More Than A Year in Provence - Vol 3 - Collectors Edition

Author: Christopher Strong Narrator: Christopher Strong Release Date: April 2020

Ever since leaving his San Francisco business to his associates, filmmaker Christopher Strong has been doing what many of us dream of doing:Cycling the French Country backroads with no fixed itinerary. Tasting the land and the people as well as the food and wine. As a result of those memorable meetings with exceptional people in amazing places, Christopher Strong has morphed into: The Bicycle Gourmet. With more than a few all tales to tell. And he's told them in his multi-media Lifestyle Adventure series: Treasures of France, on his YouTube channel, in two print books, Three audio books,numerous articles for major publications such as Forbes and the Huffington Post, and on his blog. Cleverly titled: BicycleGourmet.com Now, in this inspiring audio book, Christopher has selected his personal best. His favorite stories from taking the roads not taken. So now, all you have to do is close your eyes, open your ears, and glide down the French Country backroads - to enjoy -More, than a Year in Provence.

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