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  1. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires Audiobook The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
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  2. Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America Audiobook Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
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  3. One-hit Wonder Audiobook One-hit Wonder
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  4. My Lies, Your Lies Audiobook My Lies, Your Lies
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  5. Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization Audiobook Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization
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  6. The Prisoner's Wife: based on an inspiring true story Audiobook The Prisoner's Wife: based on an inspiring true story
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  7. Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots Audiobook Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
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  8. The Secret Seaside Escape: The most heart-warming, feel-good romance of 2020, from the Sunday Times  Audiobook The Secret Seaside Escape: The most heart-warming, feel-good romance of 2020, from the Sunday Times
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  9. The Mirror and the Light Audiobook The Mirror and the Light
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  10. Vengeance Audiobook Vengeance
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I'll Catch the Sun: Memoirs and Musings of a Nudist Audiobook

I'll Catch the Sun: Memoirs and Musings of a Nudist

Author: Richard Langdon Cook Narrator: Mary Cook, Richard Langdon Cook Release Date: December 2008

An entertaining listen about 'life', written by a well-traveled man who simply prefers to be 'Outside' his clothes rather than 'In' them. This is an audiobook for anyone who loves the sun and the joys of 'skinny dipping', or who wants to. Travel with Richard on a global journey, sharing his nude experiences in the Mediterranian, Japan, Hawaii, South Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. Woven between amusing anecdotes about the nudist lifestyle, are thoughts on Celebrating Nudism, Finding a Mate, Japanese Bath House Etiquette, Cooking in the Nude, Culinary Delights, and Nude Cruises. CONTENTS: Authors Note The Naked Shelves * England Born to Be Bare Bright Intervals Mad Dogs and Englishmen The Naked Rambler Spring Breaks * The Mediterranian Cyprus, an Island in the Sun The Girl I Left Behind Bilitis An Airline Ticket to Romantic Places * What a Wonderful Word Celebrating Nudism The Language of Nudism Talking to the Textiles Please, Never Use The 'N' Word * Finding a Mate Basic Research Making the First Move * Japan The Land of the Rising Sun Bath House Etiquette The Executive Body Wash Hot Springs and the Hairy Barbarian The Ryokan Taboos and the Butterflies The Gaijin Prayer * Hawaii Hanalei Kauai The Beach at Hanakapiai Guava The Naked Man and the Girl from OZ * What Does God Think About Nudity? Does God Approve of Nudity? Blessings * South Africa A Court in the Seychelles A Port on the Indian Ocean Nudity and Censorship Sandy Bay The Wonderful Wild Coast Proteus, Cave Men, Hawks, and Baboons * Cooking in the Nude Cooking in the Nude Phuket Thailand Bayeux France Mykonos Greece Sarasota Florida Libson Portugal Rome Italy Tokyo Japan * The Caribbean Jamaca Cat Island Bahamas Iles des Saintes * Nude Cruises Nude Cruises Tortola British Virgin Islands Glacier Bay Alaska * The United States To Tan, or Not to Tan The Skinny Dip Nudism and the Female Perspective Sandy Hook Nude Sunbathing in Suburbia The Sunshine State Neptunes Pool

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The Voyage of The Beagle Audiobook

The Voyage of The Beagle

Author: Charles Darwin Narrator: Richard Dawkins Release Date: September 2009

The Voyage of the Beagle - or, to give it its full title, Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage Round the World of H.M.S. Beagle Under Command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N. - is much more than merely an account of Darwin's scientific observations in his 1831-36 travels across the globe: it is fine travel writing in its own right. The Voyage of the Beagle foreshadows Darwin's life-changing On the Origin of Species, in its constant intellectual quest. Darwin - still only in his early twenties - never just accepts what he sees, but wants to understand it; he shares his thinking in clear, entertaining, witty, even lyrical writing. Read and abridged by highly-acclaimed evolutionist and writer, Richard Dawkins.

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101 Amazing Facts about New York Audiobook

101 Amazing Facts about New York

Author: Jack Goldstein Narrator: Charles King Release Date: January 2019

What is it that makes New York so unique? Which ten landmarks should be on every tourist's list of sights to see? What is the history of the city's subway and of the Statue of Liberty, which has greeted generations of people seeking a new life? Narrator Charles King answers all of this and more as he talks us through 101 Amazing Facts about New York. So whether you're thinking of visiting the Big Apple, or you're more of an armchair tourist, then this is the perfect book for you!

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The Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed Audiobook

The Running to the Edge: A Band of Misfits and the Guru Who Unlocked the Secrets of Speed

Author: Matthew Futterman Narrator: René Ruiz Release Date: June 2019

'Athletes in any sport stand to learn from Larsen's methods, and Futterman turns in a fluent yarn reminiscent of Plimpton and McPhee.' --Kirkus Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team of elite California runners . . . the start of his decades-long quest for championships, Olympic glory, and pursuit of 'the epic run.' In the dusty hills above San Diego, Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach. Starting with a ragtag group of high school cross country and track runners, Larsen set out on a decades-long quest to find the secret of running impossibly fast, for longer distances than anyone thought possible. Himself a former farm boy who fell into his track career by accident, Larsen worked through coaching high school, junior college, and college, coaxing talented runners away from more traditional sports as the running craze was in its infancy in the 60's and 70's. On the arid trails and windy roads of California, Larsen relentlessly sought the 'secret sauce' of speed and endurance that would catapult American running onto the national stage. Running to the Edge is a riveting account of Larsen's journey, and his quest to discover the unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners (elite and recreational) to breakthroughs never imagined. New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse of the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love-affair with the sport. The result is a narrative that will speak to every runner, a story of Larsen's triumphs--from high school cross-country meets to the founding of the cult-favorite 70's running group, the Jamul Toads, from national championships to his long tenure as head coach at UCLA, and from the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protégé, American Meb Keflezighi, to victories at the New York and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics. Running to the Edge is a page-turner . . . a relentless crusade to run faster, farther.

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Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreci Audiobook

Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreci

Author: Jason Wilson Narrator: Jonathan Horvath Release Date: July 2018

There are nearly 1,400 known varieties of wine grapes in the world-from altesse to zierfandler-but 80 percent of the wine we drink is made from only 20 grapes. In Godforsaken Grapes, Jason Wilson looks at how that came to be and embarks on a journey to discover what we miss.   Stemming from his own growing obsession, Wilson moves far beyond the "noble grapes," hunting down obscure and underappreciated wines from Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, France, Italy, the United States, and beyond. In the process, he looks at why these wines fell out of favor (or never gained it in the first place), what it means to be obscure, and how geopolitics, economics, and fashion have changed what we drink. A combination of travel memoir and epicurean adventure, Godforsaken Grapes is an entertaining love letter to wine.

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Stranger in the Forest Audiobook

Stranger in the Forest

Author: Eric Hansen Narrator: Richard Poe Release Date: January 1990

Outfitted with a pair of ratty sand shoes and a knapsack full of trade goods, Eric Hansen set off to cross the rainforest of Borneo, one of the last places on earth largely untouched by Western civilization. For seven months Hansen hunted wild pig, gathered roots, and lived among tribes whose longhouses were still decorated with the headhunting swords of their ancestors, completing one of the great adventures of our time.

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Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself Audiobook

Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

Author: David Lipsky Narrator: Danny Campbell, Mike Chamberlain Release Date: April 2010

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING JASON SEGAL AND JESSE EISENBERG, DIRECTED BY JAMES PONSOLDT An indelible portrait of David Foster Wallace, by turns funny and inspiring, based on a five-day trip with award-winning writer David Lipsky during Wallace's Infinite Jest tour In David Lipsky's view, David Foster Wallace was the best young writer in America. Wallace's pieces for Harper's magazine in the '90s were, according to Lipsky, like hearing for the first time the brain voice of everybody I knew: Here was how we all talked, experienced, thought. It was like smelling the damp in the air, seeing the first flash from a storm a mile away. You knew something gigantic was coming. Then Rolling Stone sent Lipsky to join Wallace on the last leg of his book tour for Infinite Jest, the novel that made him internationally famous. They lose to each other at chess. They get iced-in at an airport. They dash to Chicago to catch a make-up flight. They endure a terrible reader's escort in Minneapolis. Wallace does a reading, a signing, an NPR appearance. Wallace gives in and imbibes titanic amounts of hotel television (what he calls an orgy of spectation). They fly back to Illinois, drive home, walk Wallace's dogs. Amid these everyday events, Wallace tells Lipsky remarkable things everything he can about his life, how he feels, what he thinks, what terrifies and fascinates and confounds him in the writing voice Lipsky had come to love. Lipsky took notes, stopped envying him, and came to feel about him that grateful, awake feeling the same way he felt about Infinite Jest. Then Lipsky heads to the airport, and Wallace goes to a dance at a Baptist church. A biography in five days, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself is David Foster Wallace as few experienced this great American writer. Told in his own words, here is Wallace's own story, and his astonishing, humane, alert way of looking at the world; here are stories of being a young writer of being young generally trying to knit together your ideas of who you should be and who other people expect you to be, and of being young in March of 1996. And of what it was like to be with and as he tells it what it was like to become David Foster Wallace. 'If you can think of times in your life that you've treated people with extraordinary decency and love, and pure uninterested concern, just because they were valuable as human beings. The ability to do that with ourselves. To treat ourselves the way we would treat a really good, precious friend. Or a tiny child of ours that we absolutely loved more than life itself. And I think it's probably possible to achieve that. I think part of the job we're here for is to learn how to do it. I know that sounds a little pious.' David Foster Wallace From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy Audiobook

Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy

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

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA Frances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 New York Times bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites us back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy.

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Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle Audiobook

Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle

Author: Daniel L. Everett Narrator: Daniel Everett Release Date: June 2017

Daniel Everett, then a Christian missionary, arrived among the Pirahã in 1977-with his wife and three young children-intending to convert them. What he found was a language that defies all existing linguistic theories and reflects a way of life that evades contemporary understanding: The Pirahã have no counting system and no fixed terms for color. They have no concept of war or of personal property. They live entirely in the present. Everett became obsessed with their language and its cultural and linguistic implications, and with the remarkable contentment with which they live-so much so that he eventually lost his faith in the God he'd hoped to introduce to them. Over three decades, Everett spent a total of seven years among the Pirahã, and his account of this lasting sojourn is an engrossing exploration of language that questions modern linguistic theory. It is also an anthropological investigation, an adventure story, and a riveting memoir of a life profoundly affected by exposure to a different culture. Written with extraordinary acuity, sensitivity, and openness, it is fascinating from first to last, rich with unparalleled insight into the nature of language, thought, and life itself.

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Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure Audiobook

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure

Author: Peter Stark Narrator: Peter Stark Release Date: October 2001

Sudden, extreme deaths have always fascinated us-- and now more than ever as athletes and travelers rise to the challenges of high-risk sports and journeys on the edge. In this spellbinding book, veteran travel and outdoor sports writer Peter Stark reenacts the dramas of what happens inside our bodies, our minds, and our souls when we push ourselves to the absolute limits of human endurance. Combining the adrenaline high of extreme sports with the startling facts of physiological reality, Stark narrates a series of outdoor adventure stories in which thrill can cross the line to mortal peril. Each death or brush with death is at once a suspense story, a cautionary tale, and a medical thriller. Stark describes in unforgettable detail exactly what goes through the mind of a cross-country skier as his body temperature plummets-- apathy at ninety-one degrees, stupor at ninety. He puts us inside the body of a doomed kayaker tumbling helplessly underwater for two minutes, five minutes, ten minutes. He conjures up the physiology of a snowboarder frantically trying not to panic as he consumes the tiny pocket of air trapped around his face under thousands of pounds of snow. These are among the dire situations that Stark transforms into harrowing accounts of how our bodies react to trauma, how reflexes and instinct compel us to fight back, and how, why, and when we let go of our will to live. In an increasingly tamed and homogenized world, risk is not only a means of escape but a path to spirituality. As Peter Stark writes, "You must try to understand death intimately and prepare yourself for death in order to live a full and satisfying life." In this fascinating, informative book, Stark reveals exactly what we're getting ourselves into when we choose to live-- and die-- at the extremes of endurance.

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The Tent, the Bucket and Me Audiobook

The Tent, the Bucket and Me

Author: Emma Kennedy Narrator: Emma Kennedy Release Date: June 2015

For the 70s child, summer holidays didn't mean the joy of CentreParcs or the sophistication of a Tuscan villa. They meant being crammed into a car with Grandma and heading to the coast. With just a tent for a home and a bucket for the necessities, we would set off on new adventures each year stoically resolving to enjoy ourselves. For Emma Kennedy, and her mum and dad, disaster always came along for the ride no matter where they went. Whether it was being swept away by a force ten gale on the Welsh coast or suffering copious amounts of food poisoning on a brave trip to the south of France, family holidays always left them battered and bruised.But they never gave up. Emma's memoir, The Tent, The Bucket and Me, is a painfully funny reminder of just what it was like to spend your summer holidays cold, damp but with sand between your toes.

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French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew Audiobook

French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew

Author: Peter Mayle Narrator: Simon Jones Release Date: May 2001

Peter Mayle, francophile phenomenon and author of A Year in Provence, brings another delightful (and delicious) account of the good life, this time exploring the gustatory pleasures to be found throughout France. The French celebrate food and drink more than any other people, and Mayle shows us just how contagious their enthusiasm can be. We visit the Foire aux Escargots. We attend a truly French marathon, where the beverage of choice is Chteau Lafite-Rothschild rather than Gatorade. We search out the most pungent cheese in France, and eavesdrop on a heated debate on the perfect way to prepare an omelet. We even attend a Catholic mass in the village of Richerenches, a sacred event at which thanks are given for the aromatic, mysterious, and breathtakingly expensive black truffle. With Mayle as our inimitably charming guide, we come away with a satisfied smile (if a little hungry) and the compelling desire to book a flight to France at once.

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