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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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L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home Audiobook

L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home

Author: David Lebovitz Narrator: Graham Halstead Release Date: November 2017

Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-Pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life. Includes dozens of new recipes. When David Lebovitz began the project of updating his apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the famously inconsistent European work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country-under baffling conditions-while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago, and to truly make his home there.

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The Lost Pianos of Siberia: In search of Russia’s remarkable survivors Audiobook

The Lost Pianos of Siberia: In search of Russia’s remarkable survivors

Author: Sophy Roberts Narrator: Catherine Bailey Release Date: February 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. 'A sparkling debut by an outstanding and gifted author. A brilliant guide to Russia of the past and the present, set around an extraordinary search for the heart, soul and lost keyboards of centuries gone by.’ PETER FRANKOPAN 'An extraordinary, cadenced journey into music, exile and landscape.' EDMUND DE WAAL Siberia’s story is traditionally one of exiles, penal colonies and unmarked graves. Yet there is another tale to tell. Dotted throughout this remote land are pianos – grand instruments created during the boom years of the nineteenth century, and humble, Soviet-made uprights that found their way into equally modest homes. They tell the story of how, ever since entering Russian culture under the influence of Catherine the Great, piano music has run through the country like blood. How these pianos travelled into this snow-bound wilderness in the first place is testament to noble acts of fortitude by governors, adventurers and exiles. That stately instruments might still exist in such a hostile landscape is remarkable. That they are still capable of making music in far-flung villages is nothing less than a miracle. But this is Siberia, where people can endure the worst of the world — and where music reveals a deep humanity in the last place on earth you would expect to find it. 'A masterpiece of modern travel literature with words that sing from its pages. A definitive exploration of Russia's wild east.' LEVISON WOOD © Sophy Roberts 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Born to Run Audiobook

Born to Run

Author: Christopher McDougall Narrator: Fred Sanders Release Date: May 2009

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets, and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong. Isolated by the most savage terrain in North America, the reclusive Tarahumara Indians of Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons are custodians of a lost art. For centuries they have practiced techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down anything from a deer to an Olympic marathoner while enjoying every mile of it. Their superhuman talent is matched by uncanny health and serenity, leaving the Tarahumara immune to the diseases and strife that plague modern existence. With the help of Caballo Blanco, a mysterious loner who lives among the tribe, the author was able not only to uncover the secrets of the Tarahumara but also to find his own inner ultra-athlete, as he trained for the challenge of a lifetime: a fifty-mile race through the heart of Tarahumara country pitting the tribe against an odd band of Americans, including a star ultramarathoner, a beautiful young surfer, and a barefoot wonder. With a sharp wit and wild exuberance, McDougall takes us from the high-tech science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultrarunners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to the climactic race in the Copper Canyons. Born to Run is that rare book that will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that the secret to happiness is right at your feet, and that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

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When in French: Love in a Second Language Audiobook

When in French: Love in a Second Language

Author: Lauren Collins Narrator: Khristine Hvam Release Date: September 2016

A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier—a surprising turn of events for someone who didn’t have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English. Are there things she doesn’t understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in his native tongue? Does “I love you” even mean the same thing as “je t’aime”? When the couple, newly married, relocates to Francophone Geneva, Collins—fearful of one day becoming "a Borat of a mother" who doesn’t understand her own kids—decides to answer her questions for herself by learning French. When in French is a laugh-out-loud funny and surprising memoir about the lengths we go to for love, as well as an exploration across culture and history into how we learn languages—and what they say about who we are. Collins grapples with the complexities of the French language, enduring excruciating role-playing games with her classmates at a Swiss language school and accidently telling her mother-in-law that she’s given birth to a coffee machine. In learning French, Collins must wrestle with the very nature of French identity and society—which, it turns out, is a far cry from life back home in North Carolina. Plumbing the mysterious depths of humanity’s many forms of language, Collins describes with great style and wicked humor the frustrations, embarrassments, surprises, and, finally, joys of learning—and living in—French. From the Hardcover edition.

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The Salt Path: The uplifting true tale. Now a Sunday Times Bestseller Audiobook

The Salt Path: The uplifting true tale. Now a Sunday Times Bestseller

Author: Raynor Winn Narrator: Anne Reid Release Date: April 2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Salt Path by Raynor Winn, read by Anne Reid. Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years is terminally ill, the couple lose their home and their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. They have almost no money for food or shelter and must carry only the essentials for survival on their backs as they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter, and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey.

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Into Africa: Africa by Motorcycle - Every Day an Adventure Audiobook

Into Africa: Africa by Motorcycle - Every Day an Adventure

Author: Sam Manicom Narrator: Sam Manicom Release Date: August 2012

A liberating motorcycle journey through Africa with descriptions of the amazing people and places, the joy of big skies and the open road, and the sometimes harrowing events that would shape destiny. Into Africa tells the story of a novice motorcyclist who takes on the challenge of riding the length of the continent just because, 'it seemed like a great idea'. Sam Manicom had only planned to take a temporary break from his successful retail career, but the one-year ride was so life-changing that he continued adventuring around the world for another seven years, covering 55 countries and 200,000 miles. Sam had no idea how liberating motorcycle travel would be. Revelling in a new-found freedom without timetables or routines, he became fascinated by his ability to explore side roads at a whim and reach remote parts of the continent that many travellers never find. Though Africa is just 5,000 miles from top to toe, Sam explored over 22,000 miles on every kind of road imaginable. Narrated by Sam, ride with him as he describes Africa's amazing people and places, the joy of big skies and the open road, and the sometimes harrowing events that would shape his destiny. This is a genuine tale of the unexpected.

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Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios Audiobook

Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios

Author: Holly Fitzgerald Narrator: Jorjeana Marie Release Date: May 2017

A stunning debut; a Departures original publication. The ultimate survival story; a wild ride—the wildest—down a South American river in the thick of the Amazon Basin; a true and thrilling adventure of a young married couple who survive a plane crash only to later raft hundreds of miles across Peru and Bolivia, ending up in a channel to nowhere, a dead end so flooded there is literally no land to stand on. Their raft—a mere four logs—separates them from the piranha-and-caiman-infested water until they finally realize that there is no way out but to swim. Vintage Original. Holly FitzGerald and her husband, Fitz—married less than two years—set out on a yearlong honeymoon adventure of a lifetime, backpacking around the world. Five months into the trip their plane crash lands in Peru at a penal colony walled in by jungle, and their blissfully romantic journey turns into a terrifying nonstop labyrinth of escape and survival. On a small, soon-ravaged raft that quickly becomes their entire universe through dangerous waters alive with deadly animals and fish, their only choice: to continue on, despite the rush of insects swarming them by day, the sounds of encroaching predators at night. Without food or means of communication, with no one to hear their cries for help or on a search-and-rescue expedition to find them, the author and her husband make their way, fighting to conquer starvation and navigate the brute force of the river, their only hope for survival, in spite of hunger and weakening resolve, to somehow, miraculously hang on and find their way east to a large riverside town, before it is too late. . . .

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The Naked Truth About Hedonism II - 3rd Edition: A totally unauthorized, naughty but nice guide to J Audiobook

The Naked Truth About Hedonism II - 3rd Edition: A totally unauthorized, naughty but nice guide to J

Author: Chris Santilli Narrator: Carly Robins, Daniel C. Lawrence, Mark Rossman, Robin Miles Release Date: February 2019

Discover the naughty, exotic and erotic truths about why Hedonism II sports the highest repeat guest rate of any Caribbean hotel and how to get in on the action! Imagine having the scintillating and scandalous inside information on how to make the most of a trip to the adult vacation destination Hedonism II - or just reading the naughty details. Chris Santilli, an award-winning freelance writer and inveterate naked gal, has visited Hedonism II in 60+ trips since March 1985. She holds a B.S. in photojournalism from Northern Illinois University, an M.S. in magazine journalism from Syracuse University, and a MLIS (Master of Library & Information Science) from Dominican University. This 3rd edition reflects the evolution of the resort, its guests and ambiance since the book's 2nd edition update in 2010. What Happens in Jamaica, stays in Jamaica...Except in this cheeky guide to the world's naughtiest resort, Hedonism II. Debauchery, alcohol, nude beaches, orgies - an unforgettable waterfront getaway awaits the adventurous traveller looking for sex and sun! Is Hedonism II a retirement home for worn-out swingers? A testosterone tour-de-force with too few women to clamor over? A cult that sucks away all your vacation time? Well, the last one might be true. Cleverly disguised as adults, resort guests are the people your parents warned you about. Their all-inclusive Jamaican beach vacation titillates with days they can't remember - but with friends they can't forget. Virgins and repeat offenders alike will have tears running down their legs from this collection of advice, anecdotes, and adventures. The pages of The Naked Truth About Hedonism II are chock-full of stories that keep you grinning about mishaps in the hot tub, games on the nude beach (beyond ring toss), and folks on a quest for a heated eternity. Learn why Hedonism II has such a high repeat guest rate and a neighboring resort posted a warning sign between the properties. Get your copy of Naked Truthtoday!

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Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes: A Year Alone in the Patagonia Wilderness Audiobook

Solitude: Seeking Wisdom in Extremes: A Year Alone in the Patagonia Wilderness

Author: Robert Krull Narrator: Robert Kull Release Date: August 2015

Years after losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle crash, Robert Kull set off on a quest to explore the effects of deep solitude on mind and body and to, perhaps, find the spiritual answers he'd been seeking. He travelled alone to a remote island in Patagonia's coastal wilderness, taking the equipment and supplies he'd need for a year alone, and his cat. On that island, he wrestled with inner storms and with the wild forces of nature that raged around him. He faced immense physical challenges, but the struggles of mind and spirit pushed him much further. In this diary of Kull's tumultuous year, he chronicles a life distilled to its essence, and he also offers a philosophical meditation on the tensions between nature and technology, isolation and society. Kull explores the pain and longing we often avoid in our busy lives, as well as the peace and wonder that arise once we strip away our distractions, all with humor and brutal honesty. Kull describes the Patagonia wilderness with poetic attention, transporting the reader directly into both his inner and outer experiences.

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Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains Audiobook

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains

Author: Jon Krakauer Narrator: Philip Franklin Release Date: November 2017

No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb. In Pakistan, the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most experienced mountain climbers in one horrific summer. In Valdez, Alaska, two men scale a frozen waterfall over a four-hundred-foot drop. In France, a hip international crowd of rock climbers, bungee jumpers, and paragliders figure out new ways to risk their lives on the towering peaks of Mont Blanc. Why do they do it? How do they do it? In this extraordinary book, Krakauer presents an unusual fraternity of daredevils, athletes, and misfits stretching the limits of the possible. From the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent, to the thunderous, suffocating terror of a white-out on Mount McKinley, Eiger Dreams spins tales of driven lives, sudden deaths, and incredible victories. This is a stirring, vivid book about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.

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Out of Africa & Shadows on the Grass Audiobook

Out of Africa & Shadows on the Grass

Author: Isak Dinesen Narrator: Susan Lyons Release Date: July 2015

In this audiobook, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors–lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes–and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful. Shadows on the Grass: Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen. With warmth and humanity these four stories illuminate her love both for the African people, their dignity and traditions, and for the beauty and wildness of the landscape. The first three were written in the 1950s and the last, ‘Echoes from the Hills’, was written especially for this volume in the summer of 1960 when the author was in her seventies. In all they provide a moving final chapter to her African reminiscences.

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Eiger Dreams Audiobook

Eiger Dreams

Author: Jon Krakauer Narrator: Jon Krakauer Release Date: July 2000

No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer writes of mountains from the memorable perspective of one who has himself struggled with solo madness to scale Alaska's notorious Devils Thumb. In Pakistan, the fearsome K2 kills thirteen of the world's most experienced mountain climbers in one horrific summer. In Valdez, Alaska, two men scale a frozen waterfall over a four-hundred-foot drop. In France, a hip international crowd of rock climbers, bungee jumpers, and paragliders figure out new ways to risk their lives on the towering peaks of Mont Blanc. Why do they do it? How do they do it? In this extraordinary book, Krakauer presents an unusual fraternity of daredevils, athletes, and misfits stretching the limits of the possible. From the paranoid confines of a snowbound tent, to the thunderous, suffocating terror of a white-out on Mount McKinley, Eiger Dreams spins tales of driven lives, sudden deaths, and incredible victories. This is a stirring, vivid book about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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