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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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Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir Audiobook

Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir

Author: Frances Mayes Narrator: Frances Mayes Release Date: April 2014

A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region's powerful influence on her life.The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia. With her signature style and grace, Mayes explores the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family. From her years as a spirited, secretive child, through her university studies a period of exquisite freedom that imbued her with a profound appreciation of friendship and a love of travel to her escape to a new life in California, Mayes exuberantly recreates the intense relationships of her past, recounting the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family: her beautiful yet fragile mother, Frankye; her unpredictable father, Garbert; Daddy Jack, whose life Garbert saved; grandmother Mother Mayes; and the family maid, Frances's confidant Willie Bell.Under Magnolia is a searingly honest, humorous, and moving ode to family and place, and a thoughtful meditation on the ways they define us, or cause us to define ourselves. With acute sensory language, Mayes relishes the sweetness of the South, the smells and tastes at her family table, the fragrance of her hometown trees, and writes an unforgettable story of a girl whose perspicacity and dawning self-knowledge lead her out of the South and into the rest of the world, and then to a profound return home. From the Hardcover edition.

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Under the Tuscan Sun Audiobook

Under the Tuscan Sun

Author: Frances Mayes Narrator: Frances Mayes Release Date: July 2000

A CLASSIC FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion.

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Underground Railroad part I Audiobook

Underground Railroad part I

Author: Patricia L Lawrence Narrator: Patricia L Lawrence Release Date: September 2011

Not an actual train, in the mid-1800's, the Underground Railroad transported and protected escaping enslaved Africans through a network of safe houses and places, on their way to freedom in the north.

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Unlikely Positions in Unlikely Places: A Yoga Journey Around Britain Audiobook

Unlikely Positions in Unlikely Places: A Yoga Journey Around Britain

Author: Elizabeth Gowing Narrator: Elizabeth Gowing Release Date: October 2019

Elizabeth Gowing is not a likely yogini. She is too fond of cake and To-do lists, and sometimes falls over on her mat. But yoga has taken her on journeys both inside and out and now she follows yoga around Britain - from the village hall where a quivering triangle pose was interrupted by the council recycling collection to a sound gong bath in the country's noisiest city, from Cornwall to Scotland. She discovers prisoners finding solace in child's pose; children finding expression in dancer pose, and dancers sitting bendily in cobbler's pose. Her feet start to hurt and she realizes that yoga is a current of shared experience that runs quietly through British society, through Middle England to the nation's extremes from Newcastle to Nottingham, East Anglia to West Kilbride, she untangles the Ashtanga from the Kundalini, the Sanskrit from the whimsical new-age, and finds the ways that yoga is rebuilding communities and lives - and her own wobbling body. Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, Gowing evokes the characters and communities she meets along a fascinating journey in a celebration of ancient wisdom solving modern-day problems and the exultation of finally mastering the Crow.

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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies Audiobook

Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

Author: Alastair Bonnett Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: September 2014

At a time when Google Maps can take you on a virtual tour of Yosemite's remotest trails and cell phones double as navigational systems, it's hard to imagine there's any uncharted ground left on the planet. In Unruly Places, Alastair Bonnett goes to some of the most unexpected, offbeat places in the world to reinspire our geographical imagination. Bonnett's remarkable tour includes moving villages, secret cities, no man's lands, and floating islands. He explores places as disorienting as Sandy Island, an island included on maps until just two years ago despite the fact that it never existed. An intrepid guide down the road much less traveled, Bonnett reveals that the most extraordinary places on earth might be hidden in plain sight. Perfect for urban explorers, wilderness ramblers, and armchair travelers struck by wanderlust, Unruly Places will change the way you see the places you inhabit.

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Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea Audiobook

Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea

Author: Erik Reece Narrator: James Patrick Cronin Release Date: August 2016

For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good: he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods. It sounded, as he describes it, "like a country song with a happy ending." And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world-or, more specifically, his country-could be better. He couldn't ignore his conviction that, in fact, the good ol' USA was in the midst of great social, environmental, and political crises. Where did we-here, in the land of Jeffersonian optimism and better tomorrows-go wrong? Rather than despair, Reece turned to those who had dared to imagine radically different futures for America. What followed was a giant road trip and research adventure through the sites of America's utopian communities, both historical and contemporary, known and unknown, successful and catastrophic. What he uncovered was not just a series of lost histories and broken visionaries but also a continuing and vital but hidden idealistic tradition in American intellectual history. Utopia Drive is an important and definitive reconstruction of that tradition. It is also, perhaps, a new framework to help us find a genuinely sustainable way forward.

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Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches Audiobook

Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches

Author: John Hodgman Narrator: John Hodgman Release Date: October 2017

Although his career as a bestselling author and on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was founded on fake news and invented facts, in 2016 that routine didn't seem as funny to John Hodgman anymore. Everyone is doing it now. Disarmed of falsehood, he was left only with the awful truth: John Hodgman is an older white male monster with bad facial hair, wandering like a privileged Sasquatch through three wildernesses: the hills of Western Massachusetts where he spent much of his youth; the painful beaches of Maine that want to kill him (and some day will); and the metaphoric haunted forest of middle age that connects them. Vacationland collects these real life wanderings, and through them you learn of the horror of freshwater clams, the evolutionary purpose of the mustache, and which animals to keep as pets and which to kill with traps and poison. There is also some advice on how to react when the people of coastal Maine try to sacrifice you to their strange god. Though wildly, Hodgmaniacally funny as usual, it is also a poignant and sincere account of one human facing his forties, those years when men in particular must stop pretending to be the children of bright potential they were and settle into the failing bodies of the wiser, weird dads that they are.

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Venice Audiobook

Venice

Author: Jan Morris Narrator: Patrick Phillips, Sarah Butcher, Sebastian Comberti, Sebastian Comberti Release Date: May 2010

Venice stands, as she loves to tell you, on the frontiers of the east and west, half-way between the setting and the rising sun. Goethe calls her 'the market-place of the Morning and the Evening lands'. Certainly no city on earth gives a more immediate impression of symmetry and unity, or seems more patently born to greatness.

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Venice for Lovers Audiobook

Venice for Lovers

Author: Anka Muhlstein, Louis Begley Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner Release Date: January 2008

Every year for the thirty they have been married, Louis Begley and Anka Muhlstein have escaped to Venice to write. In Venice for Lovers, Begley and Muhlstein fashion their own personal homages to Venice, one with a novella, the other with a personal essay. In her contribution to the book, Muhlstein charmingly describes how she and her husband dine at the same restaurant every night for years on end, and how becoming friends with restaurateurs has been an unsurpassed means of getting to know the city and its inhabitants, far from the tourists in San Marco Square. They meet Venetians like Ernesto, who tells them of the great flood that nearly destroyed the beautiful city; and Nerone, an authoritarian chef who serves the freshest seafood and throws yesterday's catch to the cats. And they spend blissful hours at Da Fiore, named by the International Herald Tribune as one of the ten best restaurants in the world but which, unfazed, retains its rustic simplicity. In his short novella, Begley writes a story of falling in love with-and in-Venice. His twenty-year-old protagonist, enamored with an older, far worldlier woman, is lured by her to the City of Water, only to be unceremoniously dumped after a brief rendezvous. But he discovers a lasting love for Venice itself-not an uncommon romance, as Begley's brilliant essay on the city's place within world literature demonstrates. By turns humorous, nostalgic, and spellbinding, Venice for Lovers is a memorable collaboration by two fine stylists-a very private view of a place that will forever inspire dreams of love and passion.

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Viajar para Trascender: Sobrepasa los Limites Culturales para Descubrir tu Verdadera Identidad (Span Audiobook

Viajar para Trascender: Sobrepasa los Limites Culturales para Descubrir tu Verdadera Identidad (Span

Author: Gregory V. Diehl Narrator: Xavi Parellada Release Date: August 2018

De vivir en una camioneta en las calles de San Diego, a cultivar chocolate con las tribus indígenas en Centroamérica, a enseñar en Oriente Medio y a hacer voluntariado en África, el autor de éxitos de ventas Gregory V. Diehl ha seguido un camino mundano y poco convencional. Dejando su casa en California cuando era adolescente, pasó a vivir y trabajar en 45 países en todo el mundo a la edad de 28 años. En Viajar Para Trascender, utiliza sus experiencias culturales diversas como viajero del mundo para hacer al lector la pregunta de cómo ha sido modelada su identidad por su estilo de vida. Conforme vayas profundizando en Viajar Para Trascender, aprenderás cómo viajar puede influir profundamente en tu percepción de ti mismo. Diehl enseña al viajero aspirante a dejar ir sus inhibiciones internas y su conciencia anterior de sí mismo. Comparte sus propias experiencias de transformación por toda Costa Rica, China, Marruecos, Armenia, Iraq, Monaco, Ecuador y más para animar a los viajeros a adoptar el cambio. Lleva al lector en un viaje nómada que examina a toda la humanidad a través de sus ojos imparcialesOriginal English version available as Travel As Transformation: Conquer the Limits of Culture to Discover Your Own Identity.

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Vicksburg: A Guided Tour from Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields Audiobook

Vicksburg: A Guided Tour from Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields

Author: Jeff Shaara Narrator: Robertson Dean Release Date: April 2007

Jeff Shaara is the New York Times bestselling author of The Steel Wave, The Rising Tide, To the Last Man, The Glorious Cause, Rise to Rebellion, and Gone for Soldiers, as well as Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure-two novels that complete the Civil War trilogy that began with his father's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Killer Angels. Shaara was born into a family of Italian immigrants in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University. He lives in Sarasota.

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Vietnam - Culture Smart! Audiobook

Vietnam - Culture Smart!

Author: Geoffrey Murray Narrator: Peter Noble Release Date: January 2016

Culture Smart! Vietnam outlines the history, culture, and traditions of the Vietnamese. It explains certain deep-seated attitudes, describes some of the social and cultural changes now under way, and gives practical advice on what to expect and how to behave in unfamiliar situations. It aims to help you discover for yourself the warmth and vast potential of this fascinating country and its delightful people. They are open and friendly, with a sense of humor and irony, and frankly curious about the outside world. Kind and generally helpful toward strangers, they are industrious, shrewd, and determined to improve their lot. Amidst war and strife throughout their countries history, the true Vietnamese characteristics of patience and adversity shine through in this in depth-look at their culture.

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