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  1. Little Secrets Audiobook Little Secrets
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  2. Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Audiobook Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
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  3. Shelter in Place Audiobook Shelter in Place
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  4. People Like Us Audiobook People Like Us
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  5. The Secret Keeper of Jaipur Audiobook The Secret Keeper of Jaipur
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  6. What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing Audiobook What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
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  7. The Squiggly Career: Ditch the Ladder, Discover Opportunity, Design Your Career Audiobook The Squiggly Career: Ditch the Ladder, Discover Opportunity, Design Your Career
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  8. Virgin River Audiobook Virgin River
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  9. Life's Too Short Audiobook Life's Too Short
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  10. False Witness Audiobook False Witness
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Alaska Traveler: Dispatches from America's Last Frontier Audiobook

Alaska Traveler: Dispatches from America's Last Frontier

Author: Dana Stabenow Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Release Date: July 2021

Dana Stabenow was born in Alaska before Statehood, grew up on and around fishing boats, worked for an air taxi service, a cannery, and later, on the oilfields of the North Slope. Today, she's an Edgar-award winning mystery writer with over twenty-five Alaska-based novels to her credit. Stabenow knows Alaska. Writing for Alaska Magazine, she revisits old haunts and explores new ones to capture the vital pioneering spirit of her home state. From cruising the Inner Passage to hiking the Chilkoot Trail, bidding on bachelors at Talkeetna's Winterfest, to a behind-the-scenes look at the Iditarod sled dog race, Alaska Traveler collects over fifty of Stabenow's columns about life on America's last frontier. It's Alaska in all seasons-not just the summer months-and in all its quirky, iconoclastic glory. Travelers planning a trip to Alaska will find much to inspire them, as will those just interested to learn more about the state that residents call The Great Land.

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Orient-Express: El tren de Europa (The Train of Europe) Audiobook

Orient-Express: El tren de Europa (The Train of Europe)

Author: Mauricio Wiesenthal Narrator: Sergio Bustos De La Tijera Release Date: July 2021

El Orient-Express fue durante décadas el símbolo de una Europa diversa llena de diversos personajes, olores, colores y sabores, unidos por este tren que, más que un medio de transporte, fue una forma extraordinaria de civilización y entendimiento entre los pueblos. Mauricio Wiesenthal, con su prosa envolvente y fragante, nos transporta a países y estaciones

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Fucked at Birth: Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s Audiobook

Fucked at Birth: Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s

Author: Dale Maharidge Narrator: Kevin Stillwell Release Date: June 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dale Maharidge has spent his career documenting the downward spiral of the American working class, and his new book explores the limits of the American Dream in the 2020s. Poverty is both reality and destiny for increasing numbers of people in the 2020s and, as Maharidge discovers spray-painted inside an abandoned gas station in the California desert, it is a fate often handed down from birth. Motivated by this haunting phrase—“Fucked at Birth”—Maharidge explores the realities of being poor in America in the coming decade, as pandemic, economic crisis and social revolution up-end the country. Part raw memoir, part dogged, investigative journalism, and featuring photos from across the US, Fucked At Birth channels the history of poverty in America to help inform the voices Maharidge encounters daily. In an unprecedented time of social activism amid economic crisis, when voices everywhere are rising up for change, Maharidge’s journey channels the spirits of George Orwell and James Agee, raising questions about class, privilege, and the very concept of “upward mobility,” while serving as a final call to action. From Sacramento to Denver, Youngstown to New York City, Fucked At Birth dares readers to see themselves in those suffering most, and to finally—after decades of refusal—recalibrate what we are going to do about it.

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The End of the Golden Gate: Writers on Loving and (Sometimes) Leaving San Francisco Audiobook

The End of the Golden Gate: Writers on Loving and (Sometimes) Leaving San Francisco

NATIONAL BESTSELLER! Capturing an ever-changing San Francisco, 25 acclaimed writers tell their stories of living in one of the most mesmerizing cities in the world. Over the last few decades, San Francisco has experienced radical changes with the influence of Silicon Valley, tech companies, and more. Countless articles, blogs, and even movies have tried to capture the complex nature of what San Francisco has become, a place millions of people have loved to call home, and yet are compelled to consider leaving. In this beautifully written collection, writers take on this Bay Area-dweller's eternal conflict: Should I stay or should I go? Including an introduction written by Gary Kamiya and essays from Margaret Cho, W. Kamau Bell, Michelle Tea, Beth Lisick, Daniel Handler, Bonnie Tsui, Stuart Schuffman, Alysia Abbott, Peter Coyote, Alia Volz, Duffy Jennings, John Law, and many more, The End of the Golden Gate is a penetrating journey that illuminates both what makes San Francisco so magnetizing and how it has changed vastly over time, shapeshifting to become something new for each generation of city dwellers. With essays chronicling the impact of the tech-industry invasion and the evolution, gentrification, and radical cost of living that has transformed San Francisco's most beloved neighborhoods, these prescient essayists capture the lasting imprint of the 1960s counterculture movement, as well as the fight to preserve the art, music, and other creative movements that make this forever the city of love. For anyone considering moving to San Francisco, wishing to relive the magic of the city, or anyone experiencing the sadness of leaving the bay-and ultimately, for anyone that needs a reminder of why we stay. Bound to be a long-time staple of San Francisco literature, anyone who has lived in or is currently living in San Francisco will enjoy the rich history of the city within these pages and relive intimate memories of their own. • GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY: A percentage of the proceeds will be given to charities that help those in the bay experiencing homelessness. Every copy purchased offers a small way to help those in need.

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Serial Killers: The Minds, Methods, and Mayhem of History's Most Notorious Murderers Audiobook

Serial Killers: The Minds, Methods, and Mayhem of History's Most Notorious Murderers

Author: Richard Estep Narrator: John Curless Release Date: April 2021

Twisted Psyches. Psychopathic Behavior. Murderous Impulses! They prey on the innocent with a malicious desire to inflict damage and harm. They hunt and stalk misfortunate victims in the dark, in broad daylight, in quiet neighborhoods, and in the local woods. Their blood thirst isn't satisfied after their first kill. Or their second. Or third. Serial Killers: The Minds, Methods, and Mayhem of History's Most Notorious Murderers takes a deep dive into the terrifyingly real serial murderers, spree killers, and true faces of evil! This chilling book looks into the horrifying stories of forty malevolent killers and hundreds of innocent victims, including the notorious and well-known killers John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Jeffery Dahmer, but it also looks at lesser known and overlooked murderers Herbert Baumeister, America's I-70 Strangler; Japan's "Anime Killer," Tsutomu Miyazaki; Russia's "Rostov Ripper," Andrei Chikatilo; the "Giggling Granny," Nannie Doss; and many more. It journeys to sixteenth-century Scotland to meet a clan of cannibals whose existence is still debated by historians today, and to the fog-shrouded alleys of Whitechapel, London, where Jack the Ripper earned his grisly namesake. Along the way, we'll meet the Dating Game Killer, the Milwaukee Cannibal, the Acid Bath Murderer, and other monsters. What makes a seemingly ordinary person stalk, torture, and murder their fellow human beings? Are serial killers born or made? What is the difference between a serial killer and a spree killer? What were the identities of Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer? Was Albert DeSalvo really the Boston Strangler? Is it possible that you could know a serial killer? These questions and many more are also answered in Serial Killers, the book that surveys the grim destruction wrought by a malevolent few. Caution is advised before entering this alarming world of twisted psyches and sociopathic monsters!

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Europe on a Budget: Real Stories from Studying Abroad and Backpacking Around Europe That You Won't F Audiobook

Europe on a Budget: Real Stories from Studying Abroad and Backpacking Around Europe That You Won't F

Author: Mark Pearson Narrator: Gabra Zachman, Will Damron Release Date: April 2021

This collection of 42 first-person accounts about backpacking in Europe will awaken a taste for adventure in those who have yet to travel, and bring back memories for those who have. Romance, surprise, discovery and wisdom all bubble through these authors' riveting pieces. - Find a surprise romance in the fresh sea air of Cinque Terre - Dance the flamenco in Granada or sleep beneath the stars on a Barcelona beach - Sneak past Vatican guards to see Michaelangelo's Pieta - Lose your wallet, your passport, your entire pack-or maybe just your old ways of thinking If you've ever wanted to backpack or study abroad in Europe... If you want to relive your adventures... If you love good travel writing... Then sit back and enjoy Europe on a Budget - and feel your love for travel come alive in this one-of-a-kind collection of unique travel tales.

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The Same River Twice: A Memoir of Dirtbag Backpackers, Bomb Shelters, and Bad Travel Audiobook

The Same River Twice: A Memoir of Dirtbag Backpackers, Bomb Shelters, and Bad Travel

Author: Pam Mandel Narrator: Khristine Hvam Release Date: April 2021

Acclaimed travel writer Pam Mandel's thrilling account of a life-defining journey from the California suburbs to Israel to the Himalayan peaks and back. Given the choice, Pam Mandel would say no and stay home. It was getting her nowhere, so she decided to say yes. Yes to unknown countries, night shifts, language lessons, bad decisions, to anything to make her feel real, visible, alive. A product of beige California suburbs, Mandel was overlooked and unexceptional. When her father ships her off on a youth group tour of Israel, he inadvertently catapults his seventeen-year-old daughter into a world of angry European backpackers, seize-the-day Israelis, and the fall out of Cold War-era politics. Border violence hadn't been on the birthright tour agenda. But neither had domestic violence, going broke, getting wasted, getting sick, or getting lost. With no guidance and no particular plan, Mandel says yes to everything and everyone, embarking on an adventure across three continents and thousands of miles, from a cold water London flat to rural Pakistan, from the Nile River Delta to the snowy peaks of Ladakh and finally, back home to California, determined to shape a life that is truly hers.

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Aftershock - One man's quest and the quake on Everest (Unabridged) Audiobook

Aftershock - One man's quest and the quake on Everest (Unabridged)

Author: Jules Mountain Narrator: Peter Silverly Release Date: April 2021

'A remarkable chronicle of resilience and resourcefulness' - Daily Mail When the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in living memory strikes on 25 April 2015, Jules Mountain is shivering in his tent at Base Camp. To reach the summit of Everest has been a life-long dream, one which he is more determined than ever to realise, having won his battle with cancer two years earlier. The climbers are faced with an impossible set of decisions: to get to a safe zone as quickly as possible? To try to be of assistance in the relief effort? To push on despite everything? All three options have huge implications - moral and logistical - and Julian's unique situation sets him apart from the rest. This is the true story of one man's ordeal during the most deadly disaster in the history of mountaineering on Everest, which would leave over 8,000 dead and thousands more missing and injured; how logic, compassion and risk assessment are affected by altitude, vested interests and the stress of extreme circumstances. While very few of us will ever find ourselves in Jules' boots, Aftershock throws up questions which transfer surprisingly well back to everyday modern life.

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Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence. Audiobook

Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence.

Author: John Francis Ph. D. Narrator: J. D. Jackson Release Date: March 2021

When the struggle to save oil-soaked birds and restore blackened beaches left him feeling frustrated and helpless, John Francis decided to take a more fundamental and personal stand: he stopped using all forms of motorized transportation. Soon after embarking on this quest that would span two decades and two continents, the young man took a vow of silence that endured for seventeen years. It began as a silent environmental protest, but as a young African-American man, walking across the country in the early 1970s, his idea of the environment expanded beyond concern about pollution and loss of habitat to include how we humans treat each other and how we can better communicate and work together to benefit the earth. Through his silence and walking, he learned to listen and, along the way, earned college and graduate degrees in science and environmental studies. The United Nations appointed him goodwill ambassador to the world's grassroots communities and the U.S. government recruited him to help address the Exxon Valdez disaster. Was he crazy? How did he live and earn all those degrees without talking? An amazing human-interest story with a vital message, Planetwalker is also a deeply personal and engaging coming-of-age odyssey.

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China - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture Audiobook

China - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Author: Indre Balcikonyte-Huang, Kathy Flower Narrator: Charles Armstrong Release Date: March 2021

For thousands of years, the Chinese believed that they had created a perfect social system based on Confucian values and tempered by the Mandate of Heaven. Dynasties came and went, but the essence of being Chinese remained essentially unchanged until the twentieth century. Since then, change has taken place in Chinese society at an unprecedented speed: the country experienced the turmoil of civil war and revolution and then emerged on to the world stage as a global superpower. This book aims to put these changes into a historical context, explain deep-seated cultural attitudes, and guide listeners through a maze of unfamiliar social situations, in order to help them discover the pragmatism, genius, warmth, and humanity of this extraordinary people.

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India - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture Audiobook

India - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Author: Becky Stephen Narrator: Charles Armstrong Release Date: March 2021

India's huge population of 1.2 billion people is as varied and colorful as the spice markets of Old Delhi. Each region, caste, and community has its own culture, reflecting unique histories shaped by conquest, creativity, and religion. Steeped in ancient traditions, exceptionally fatalistic, and intensely passionate about their culture, the Indians are also ingenious, creative, and world leaders in cutting-edge science and technology. Show interest in their country, and it will be reciprocated with genuine warmth and friendship. This book will make you aware of the essential values and behavioral norms, show you how to navigate often profound cultural differences and build relationships, and offer invaluable insights into this great, endlessly fascinating land.

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Japan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture Audiobook

Japan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Author: Paul Norbury Narrator: Charles Armstrong Release Date: March 2021

The Japanese people have always seen themselves as a nation uniquely apart. Their exquisite art forms and elegant culture, military prowess and technological precision, have long been the envy of friend and foe alike. Today, even as Japan adapts to a rapidly changing world, its traditional culture and consensus-based philosophy have proved remarkably resilient. Culture Smart! Japan will broaden your perception and understanding of this complex, rich, and dynamic society. It will guide you through modern Japan's shifting social and cultural maze and equip you with the tools to avoid the pitfalls of cultural misunderstanding. It provides practical tips and invaluable insights into people's attitudes and behavior to help make your visit a more meaningful and successful experience.

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