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  1. The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 Audiobook The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
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  2. Dune Audiobook Dune
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  3. The Christmas Escape Audiobook The Christmas Escape
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  4. Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness Audiobook Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness
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  5. Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain Audiobook Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain
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  6. As Good As Dead Audiobook As Good As Dead
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  7. How to Kill Your Family Audiobook How to Kill Your Family
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  8. Never Audiobook Never
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  9. Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography Audiobook Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography
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Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd Edition Audiobook

Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd Edition

Author: Robert J.C. Young Narrator: David Vickery Release Date: August 2021

Postcolonialism explores the political, social, and cultural effects of decolonization, continuing the anti-colonial deconstruction of western dominance. This Very Short Introduction discusses both the history and key debates of postcolonialism, and considers its importance as a means of changing the way we think about the world. Robert J. C. Young examines the key strategies that postcolonial thought has developed to engage with the impact of sometimes centuries of western political and cultural domination. Situating the discussion in a wide cultural and geographical context, he draws on examples such as the status of indigenous peoples, of those dispossessed from their land, Algerian rai music, and global social and ecological movements. In this new edition he also includes updated material on race, slavery, and postcolonial gender politics. Above all, Young argues that postcolonialism offers a political philosophy of activism that contests the current situation of global inequality, which in a new way continues the anti-colonial struggles of the past and enables us to decolonize our own lives in the present.

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The Power of Nothing to Lose: The Hail Mary Effect in Politics, War, and Business Audiobook

The Power of Nothing to Lose: The Hail Mary Effect in Politics, War, and Business

Author: William L. Silber Narrator: Fred Sanders Release Date: August 2021

Following books by Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Ariely, noted economics professor William L. Silber explores the Hail Mary effect, from its origins in sports to its applications to history, nature, politics, and business. A quarterback like Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers gambles with a Hail Mary pass at the end of a football game when he has nothing to lose -- the risky throw might turn defeat into victory, or end in a meaningless interception. Rodgers may not realize it, but he has much in common with figures such as George Washington, Rosa Parks, Woodrow Wilson, and Adolph Hitler, all of whom changed the modern world with their risk-loving decisions. In The Power of Nothing to Lose, award-winning economist William Silber explores the phenomenon in politics, war, and business, where situations with a big upside and limited downside trigger gambling behavior like with a Hail Mary. Silber describes in colorful detail how the American Revolution turned on such a gamble. The famous scene of Washington crossing the Delaware on Christmas night to attack the enemy may not look like a Hail Mary, but it was. Washington said days before his risky decision, “If this fails I think the game will be pretty well up.” Rosa Parks remained seated in the white section of an Alabama bus, defying local segregation laws, an act that sparked the modern civil rights movement in America. It was a life-threatening decision for her, but she said, “I was not frightened. I just made up my mind that as long as we accepted that kind of treatment it would continue, so I had nothing to lose.”  The risky exploits of George Washington and Rosa Parks made the world a better place, but demagogues have inflicted great damage with Hail Marys. Towards the end of World War II, Adolph Hitler ordered a desperate counterattack, the Battle of the Bulge, to stem the Allied advance into Germany. He said, “The outcome of the battle would spell either life or death for the German nation.” Hitler failed to change the war’s outcome, but his desperate gamble inflicted great collateral damage, including the worst wartime atrocity on American troops in Europe. Silber shares these illuminating insights on these figures and more, from Woodrow Wilson to Donald Trump, asylum seekers to terrorists and rogue traders. Collectively they illustrate that downside protection fosters risky undertakings, that it changes the world in ways we least expect.

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Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice Audiobook

Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice

Author: Raj Patel, Rupa Marya Narrator: Raj Patel, Rupa Marya Release Date: August 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. A doctor and an economist explore the hidden links between health and structural injustices, and set out a radical vision for a fairer world Inflamed journeys across the human body - through our digestive, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems - illuminating the hidden relationships between our biological systems and the profound injustices of our political and economic systems. This boldly original book shows how inflammation is connected not just to the food that we eat and the air that we breathe, but is also linked to the traumatic events we experience, the stories we tell, and the arts of diagnosis that physicians practice - and fail to practice - every day. Combining the latest scholarship on globalization and biology with the stories of patients in marginalized communities and the science of Indigenous groups, Inflamed points the way toward a deep medicine that has the potential to heal not only our bodies but the world. © Rupa Marya, Raj Patel 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Charlie Brown's America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts Audiobook

Charlie Brown's America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts

Author: Blake Scott Ball Narrator: Johnny Heller Release Date: August 2021

In postwar America, there was no newspaper comic strip more recognizable than Charles Schulz's Peanuts. It was everywhere, not just in thousands of daily newspapers. For nearly fifty years, Peanuts was a mainstay of American popular culture in television, movies, and merchandising, from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to the White House to the breakfast table. Most people have come to associate Peanuts with the innocence of childhood, not the social and political turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s. Some have even argued that Peanuts was so beloved because it was apolitical. The truth, as Blake Scott Ball shows, is that Peanuts was very political. Whether it was the battles over the Vietnam War, racial integration, feminism, or the future of a nuclear world, Peanuts was a daily conversation about very real hopes and fears and the political realities of the Cold War world. As thousands of fan letters, interviews, and behind-the-scenes documents reveal, Charles Schulz used his comic strip to project his ideas to a mass audience and comment on the rapidly changing politics of America. Charlie Brown's America covers all of these debates and much more in a historical journey through the tumultuous decades of the Cold War as seen through the eyes of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang.

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How to Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance Audiobook

How to Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance

Author: Paul Mason Narrator: Paul Mason Release Date: August 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The far right is on the rise across the world. From Modi's India to Bolsonaro's Brazil and Erdogan's Turkey, fascism is not a horror that we have left in the past; it is a recurring nightmare that is happening again - and we need to find a better way to fight it. In How to Stop Fascism, Paul Mason offers a radical, hopeful blueprint for resisting and defeating the new far right. The book is both a chilling portrait of contemporary fascism, and a compelling history of the fascist phenomenon: its psychological roots, political theories and genocidal logic. Fascism, Mason powerfully argues, is a symptom of capitalist failure, and it has haunted us throughout the twentieth century. History shows us the conditions that breed fascism, and how it can be successfully overcome. But it is up to us in the present to challenge it, and time is running out. From the ashes of Covid-19, we have an opportunity to create a fairer, more equal society. To do so, we must ask ourselves: what kind of world do we want to live in? And what are we going to do about it? © Paul Mason 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Things Are Against Us Audiobook

Things Are Against Us

Author: Lucy Ellmann Narrator: Stephanie Ellyne Release Date: July 2021

Things Are Against Us is the first collection of essays from Lucy Ellmann. Provocative, smart, angry, wise, and very, very funny, the essays in Things Are Against Us cover everything - from feminism to environmental catastrophe; labour strikes to sex strikes; Little House On The Prairie to patriarchal terrorism. Lucy calls for a moratorium on air travel. She rails against bras. She gives Agatha Christie a drubbing. And she pleads for sanity in a world that has spent four years in the company of Donald Trump. Things Are Against Us is electric. It's vital. These are essays bursting with energy, and listening to them feels like sticking your hand in the mains socket. Lucy Ellmann is just the writer we need to guide us through these crazy times. 'Ellmann has long delighted in provocation." THE NEW YORKER

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Democracy Rules Audiobook

Democracy Rules

Author: Jan-Werner Müller Narrator: Raj Ghatak Release Date: July 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. One of our most essential political thinkers offers a vital account of democracy in the twenty-first century Everyone knows that democracy is in trouble, but do we know what democracy actually is? Political philosopher Jan-Werner Müller, author of the widely acclaimed What Is Populism?, takes us back to basics. In this short, elegant volume, he explains how democracy is founded on three vital principles: liberty, equality, and also uncertainty. The latter, he argues, is crucial for ensuring democracy's dynamic and creative character. Authoritarians, as well as Big Tech, seek to render politics (and individual citizens) predictable; democracy holds open the possibility that new ideas, movements and identities can be created. Acknowledging fully the dangers posed by populism, by kleptocratic autocracies like Russia's and by the digital authoritarianism of Xi, Müller also challenges the assumptions made by many liberals defending democracy in recent years. He shows how the secession of plutocratic elites in the West has undermined much of democracy's promise. In response, we need to re-invigorate our institutions, especially political parties and professional media, but also make it easier for citizens to mobilize. Taking on many of the most difficult political questions we face, this book is a vital rethinking of what democracy is, and how we can reinvent our social contract. © Jan-Werner Müller 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Los dueños del paraíso Audiobook

Los dueños del paraíso

Author: Andreu Martín Narrator: Jorge García Release Date: July 2021

Más relevante que nunca, este libro de Andreu Martín, que llegó a valerle el Premio Edebé de Literatura Juvenil en 1995, supone una reflexión sobre el colonialismo, el triunfalismo de conceptos como Hispanidad y la opresión a los pueblos indígenas. La historia de dos estudiantes que empiezan a escribir una novela sobre la colonización de las Américas, tomando como partida a Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, y terminan abordando las acciones que los conquistadores españoles llevaron a cabo en tierras americanas. Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. - Andreu Martín es un autor español nacido en Barcelona en 1949. Referente absoluto y pilar del género de novela negra en España, ha escrito algunos de los títulos más emblemáticos del panorama hispanohablante en el siglo XX y XXI. Asimismo, ha cultivado la novela infantil y juvenil con series como la del detective adolescente Flanagan. Su obra le ha valido premios como el Hammet, el Nacional de Literatura Juvenil, el Deutsche Krimi Preis en Alemania o La Sonrisa Vertical.

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Como funciona o fascismo: A política do 'nós' e 'eles' Audiobook

Como funciona o fascismo: A política do 'nós' e 'eles'

Author: Jason Stanley Narrator: Douglas Monteiro Release Date: July 2021

A curiosidade quanto ao termo fascismo é um fenômeno sem precedentes no mundo contemporâneo. Mas por quê? Mesclando magistralmente reflexões históricas, filosóficas, sociológicas e de teoria crítica da raça, este livro revisita célebres exemplos de movimentos ultranacionalistas para mostrar as dez características fundamentais do fascismo. Um estudo visceral, fascinante e atualíssimo.

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The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History Audiobook

The Invention of Sicily: A Mediterranean History

Author: Jamie Mackay Narrator: John Lee Release Date: July 2021

Sicily has always acted as a gateway between Europe and the rest of the world. Fought over by the Phoenicians and Greeks, the Romans, Goths and Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Germans, and the Spanish and the French for thousands of years, Sicily became a unique melting pot where diverse traditions merged, producing a unique heritage and singular culture. In this fascinating account of the island from the earliest times to the present day, author and journalist Jamie Mackay leads us through this most elusive of places. From its pivotal position in the development of Greek and Roman mythology, and the beautiful remnants of both the Arab and Norman invasions, through to the rise of the bandits and the Cosa Nostra, The Invention of Sicily is the perfect companion to the culture and history of Sicily. Mackay weaves the political and social development of the island in with its fascinating cultural heritage-in doing so discussing how great works including Lampedusa's masterpiece The Leopard and its film adaptation by Visconti, and the novels of Leonardo Sciascia, among many others, have both been shaped by Sicily's past, and continue to shape it into the present.

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Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism Audiobook

Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism

Author: Mariana Mazzucato Narrator: Lexie Mcdougall Release Date: July 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, capitalism was stuck. It had no answers to a host of problems, including disease, inequality, the digital divide and, perhaps most blatantly, the environmental crisis. Taking her inspiration from the 'moonshot' programmes which successfully co-ordinated public and private sectors on a massive scale, Mariana Mazzucato calls for the same level of boldness and experimentation to be applied to the biggest problems of our time. We must, she argues, rethink the capacities and role of government within the economy and society, and above all recover a sense of public purpose. Mission Economy, whose ideas are already being adopted around the world, offers a way out of our impasse to a more optimistic future. 'One of the most influential economists in the world' Wired © Mariana Mazzucato 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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