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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
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A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller Audiobook

A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller

Author: Frances Mayes Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Release Date: March 2006

The author who unforgettably captured the experience of starting a new life in Tuscany in bestselling travel memoirs expands her horizons to immerse herself-and her readers-in the sights, aromas, and treasures of twelve new special places. A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes-a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. An ideal travel companion, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs. With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, the British Isles, and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, the South of Italy, and North Africa. In Andalucía, she relishes the intersection of cultures. She cooks in Portugal, gathers ideas in the gardens of England and Scotland, takes a literary pilgrimage to Burgundy, discovers an ideal place to live in Mantova, and explores the essential Moroccan city of Fez. She rents houses among ordinary residents, shops at neighborhood markets, wanders the back streets, and everywhere contemplates the concept of home. While in Greece, she follows the classic Homeric voyage across the Aegean, lives in a bougainvillea-draped stone house in Crete, and then drives deep into the Mani. In Turkey with friends, she sails the ancient coast, hiking to archaeological sites and snorkeling over sunken Byzantine towns. Weaving together personal perceptions and informed commentary on art, architecture, history, landscape, and social and culinary traditions of each area, Mayes brings the immediacy of life in her temporary homes to the reader. An illuminating and passionate book that will be savored by all who loved Under the Tuscan Sun, A Year in the World is travel writing at its peak.

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A Zoo in My Luggage Audiobook

A Zoo in My Luggage

Author: Gerald Durrell Narrator: Rupert Degas Release Date: January 2019

A Zoo in My Luggage is the colourful, first-hand account of Gerald Durrell's six-month animal-collecting trip in British Cameroon, and his attempts to create his own zoo. Motivated by a passion for wildlife, and a desire to save endangered species from extinction, Durrell assembles a glorious panoply of exotic animals - including a female baboon called Georgina, who later runs amok in a department store; a black-eared squirrel, who tries to bury nuts in his ear; and a gentlemanly chimpanzee named Chumly, who greets him with an outstretched hand. Aided by the Fon of Bafut, who houses the collection (and hosts many long and lively parties), Durrell amasses more than 250 animals. He struggles to find a home for the animals back in England, until a stroke of luck leads him to Jersey, and the eventual founding of Durrell Wildlife Park (now Jersey Zoo).

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A-Z of Hell: Ross Kemp's How Not to Travel the World Audiobook

A-Z of Hell: Ross Kemp's How Not to Travel the World

Author: Ross Kemp Narrator: Mark Meadows Release Date: April 2015

Ross Kemp's fascinating guide of the worst places in the world.Want to know where to discover the perfect sunset in Fiji? How about a tropical paradise in St Lucia, or one of the world's beautiful natural wonders in the Alps? Well this is NOT the book for you.But if you want to know about meeting transvestite prostitutes in a South African prison, or being attacked for a can of tuna in the Congo, buying crack cocaine in a Venezuelan prison or being chased by dogs in a haunted house in Belize, then look no further. Ross Kemp has visited the worst places in the world, and here they are in all their horror, in a handy A to Z format. This is not one hell of a travel guide. This is a travel guide to hell.

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Abenteuer Baltikum: Mein Lauf 2000km an der Ostseeküste Audiobook

Abenteuer Baltikum: Mein Lauf 2000km an der Ostseeküste

Author: Guido Lange Narrator: Guido Lange Release Date: May 2020

4 Monate Sabattical hatte sich Guido Lange erbeten, um seiner Sehn- sucht nach einem Lauf - immer geradeaus - nachzugeben. Was ist da naheliegender, als am Wasser entlang zu laufen, in den hellen, frischen, baltischen Sommer hinein durch Polen, den Oblast Kaliningrad, Litauen, Lettland und Estland zu einem Marathon nach Finnland. 7 Länder in 107 Tagen, unzählige Erlebnisse und Begegnungen in einer der interessantesten Regionen Europas. Ein Reisebuch für alle, die im Baltikum waren oder dorthin wollen. Ein Abenteuerbuch für alle, die selbst ihre sieben Sachen packen und etwas unternehmen wollen. Ein Laufbuch für alle, die selbst Erfahrungen auf langen Läufen machen. Mit Kapiteln zur Gesundheit und Ernährung unterwegs. 'Das Abenteuer Baltikum ist mein ganz persönlicher Lebenslauf. Er hat mich für immer verändert. In 107 Tagen reiste ich in Laufschuhen entlang der Ostseeküste von Stralsund nach Tallinn. Ohne Begleitung konnte ich mich ganz der Natur, den Menschen und ihren Kulturen widmen. Aus Fremden wurden Freunde, aus Erwartung wurde Wirklichkeit, aus Wagemut wurde Selbstvertrauen. Trubelige Urlaubsorte und einsame Gegenden erlebte ich, genussvolle Pausentage in den Städten wechselten sich mit enthaltsamen Lauf- tagen ab. Ich spürte die Mystik des Baltikums, den Zauber unberührter Natur und die Vielfalt der Menschen in sieben Ländern. Ich fand, was ich suchte, Erlebnisse, Ruhe und nicht zuletzt viel Neues über mich selbst.'

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Acquired Tastes Audiobook

Acquired Tastes

Author: Peter Mayle Narrator: Robin Sachs Release Date: April 2012

With an updated foreword by Peter Mayle, Acquired Tastes, originally published in 1993, is a celebration of life's extravagances. Exploring an aspect of human nature that, although lying dormant in hard economic times, is capable of erupting with the hint of good fortune and the drop of a credit card, it samples the luxuries of Havana cigars, Parisian Hotels, bespoke London tailoring, hand-made shoes, and the proper color for a stretch limousine. It weighs the cost versus the pleasure of keeping a mistress, and explains the proper way to eat true caviar, all while providing the listener with hours of pure, unadulterated escapism.

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Across the Australian Desert: Robert O'Hara Burke's Expedition Across Australia Audiobook

Across the Australian Desert: Robert O'Hara Burke's Expedition Across Australia

Author: Andrew Lang Narrator: Cathy Dobson Release Date: October 2014

Robert O'Hara Burke (1821-1861) was one of the great Victorian explorers. In 1860 he was appointed to lead the Victorian Exploring Expedition, which aimed to cross the Australian continent from south to north. The expedition left Melbourne on Monday, 20 August 1860 with a total of 19 men, 27 (rum fuelled) camels, and 23 horses. The expedition was dogged by disputes and poor leadership decisions from the start. Even at the first staging post the second in command and the medical officer resigned. Burke left groups of men, horses and camels at staging posts along the way to provide a supply chain of provisions for the return journey. However the supply chain was poorly managed and provisions ran low.The small team of Burke, William Wills, John King, and Charley Gray set off on an impetuous dash for the northern coast and reached the mangroves on the estuary of the Flinders River, near where the town of Normanton now stands, on the 9th of February 1861. Weakened by starvation and exposure, progress on the return journey was slow and hampered by the tropical monsoon downpours. Gray died four days before they reached the staging point at Cooper's Creek. The other three rested for a day when they buried him. They finally reached the meeting point on 21 April 1861, 9 hours after the rest of the party had given up waiting and left, leaving a note and some food, as they had not been relieved by the party supposed to be arriving from base camp. The final three made a valiant attempt to find their way back from the desert, and despite much help given to them by local Aborigines, by the time a search party arrived, there was only one survivor left of the original party.

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Adrift Audiobook

Adrift

Author: Steven Callahan Narrator: Steven Callahan Release Date: May 2007

Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan's Adrift chronicled one of the most astounding voyages of the century and one of the great sea adventures of all time. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is now an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived for more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days from port. Racked by hunger, buffeted by storms, scorched by the tropical sun, Callahan drifted for 1,800 miles, fighting off sharks with a makeshift spear and watching as nine ships passed him by. "A real human drama that delves deeply into man's survival instincts" (Library Journal), Adrift is a story of anguish and horror, of undying heroism, hope, and survival, and a must-read for any adventure lover. "An utterly absorbing saga." -Newsweek "Fascinating...a clearly written ocean yarn in which the stakes are high and a brave man wins through." -Wall Street Journal

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Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip Audiobook

Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip

Author: Jim Rogers Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: February 2003

Drive . . . and grow rich! The bestselling author of Investment Biker is back from the ultimate road trip: a three-year drive around the world that would ultimately set the Guinness record for the longest continuous car journey. In Adventure Capitalist, legendary investor Jim Rogers, dubbed 'the Indiana Jones of finance' by Time magazine, proves that the best way to profit from the global situation is to see the world mile by mile. 'While I have never patronized a prostitute,' he writes, 'I know that one can learn more about a country from speaking to the madam of a brothel or a black marketeer than from meeting a foreign minister.' Behind the wheel of a sunburst-yellow, custom-built convertible Mercedes, Rogers and his fiancée, Paige Parker, began their 'Millennium Adventure' on January 1, 1999, from Iceland. They traveled through 116 countries, including many where most have rarely ventured, such as Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Angola, Sudan, Congo, Colombia, and East Timor. They drove through war zones, deserts, jungles, epidemics, and blizzards. They had many narrow escapes. They camped with nomads and camels in the western Sahara. They ate silkworms, iguanas, snakes, termites, guinea pigs, porcupines, crocodiles, and grasshoppers. Best of all, they saw the real world from the ground up, the only vantage point from which it can be truly understood, economically, politically, and socially. Here are just a few of the author's conclusions: • The new commodity bull market has started.• The twenty-first century will belong to China.• There is a dramatic shortage of women developing in Asia.• Pakistan is on the verge of disintegrating.• India, like many other large nations, will break into several countries.• The Euro is doomed to fail.• There are fortunes to be made in Angola.• Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are a scam.• Bolivia is a comer after decades of instability, thanks to gigantic amounts of natural gas. Adventure Capitalist is the most opinionated, sprawling, adventurous journey you're likely to take within the pages of a book, the perfect read for armchair adventurers, global investors, car enthusiasts, and anyone interested in seeing the world and understanding it as it really is.

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African Americans in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia: the Colonies first Capital Audiobook

African Americans in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia: the Colonies first Capital

Author: Patricia L Lawrence Narrator: Jd Streeter Release Date: December 2013

Audio Journeys explore The Life of African Americans in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. The first capital of the colonies, Colonial Williamsburg tells the story in the years preceding and during the American Revolution. Four hundred years of history across the Commonwealth of Virginia series.

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Afropean: Notes from Black Europe Audiobook

Afropean: Notes from Black Europe

Author: Johny Pitts Narrator: Johny Pitts Release Date: June 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Afropean written and read by Johny Pitts. In the face of growing racial discrimination, anti-immigrant sentiment and the spectre of terrorism looming large over an economically stricken continent, Afropean is an on-the-ground documentary of areas where Europeans of African descent are juggling their multiple allegiances and forging new identities: too indelibly woven into Europe to identify with Africa and yet struggling with outdated ideas of what it means to be European. Afropean will plot an alternative map of the continent, taking the reader to places like Cova Da Moura, the Cape Verdean shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon with its own underground economy, and Rinkeby, the area of Stockholm that is eighty per cent Muslim. The author visits the former Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where West African students are still making the most of Cold War ties with the USSR, and Clichy Sous Bois in Paris, which gave birth to the 2005 riots.

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Alastair Humphreys: Around the World by Bike Audiobook

Alastair Humphreys: Around the World by Bike

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

At the age of 24, Alastair Humphreys set off to try to cycle round the world. By the time he arrived back home, four years later, he had ridden 46,000 miles across five continents on a budget of just £7,000. From frozen Siberia tundra to the jungles of central Africa, Alastair recounts his extraordinary adventures in two parts - Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine - brought together in audiobook for the first time. Moods of Future Joys is the story of the first stage of this epic journey. Struggling with the enormity of the challenge he had set himself, Alastair recounts the hardships of the expedition with great honesty. His ride through Europe, a turbulent Middle East and down Africa is buoyed by the kindness of strangers and the thrill of the freedom of the open road. In Thunder & Sunshine, Alastair continues his journey from South Africa back to Yorkshire, via the whole of the Americas, South to North, Siberia, Japan, and back through China, Central Asia and Europe. A tale of physical and mental endurance, of taking on wilderness, loneliness and danger in a time before mobile phones and GPS - this is a refreshingly original account from one of today's great adventurers.

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Alexandria VA -- Walking Through History, Part I Audiobook

Alexandria VA -- Walking Through History, Part I

Author: Maureen Reigh Quinn Narrator: Maureen Reigh Quinn Release Date: January 2015

Step back in time and let BrightPath Tours lead you on this audio walking tour of Old Town Alexandria, VA. Established in the mid-1700s, Old Town Alexandria is an early American town steeped in the history of America's first settlers, military leaders, politicians, and churchmen. See the places where these early Americans lived, worked, and socialized and hear many of their stories -- the very stories that you'd expect from a place that produced our first President! Within this historic framework, visitors will also find modern conveniences that will make for a most enjoyable experience! On this walk through Old Town we'll talk about some of the earliest businesses and taverns that supported the 1700s town. We'll see homes associated with the town's founders, including the great Lee family and of course, we'll stop at places that can truly boast that George Washington slept here! Along the way you'll learn about some of the circumstances that made this town one of the busiest, most prosperous seaports of the early days of America's history.

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