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The Conscious Parent

180 ratings

Summary

Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents' psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parents' development. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunction. In Dr. Shefali Tsabary's conscious approach to parenting, however, children serve as mirrors of their parents' forgotten self. Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness. Once they find their way back to their essence, parents enter into communion with their children, shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child "know it all" approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship. The pillars of the parental ego crumble as the parents awaken to the ability of their children to transport them into a state of presence.

©2010 Namaste Publishing Inc. (P)2014 Namaste Publishing Inc.

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf

81 ratings

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One of Time’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time  Winner of the LA Times Ray Bradbury Prize  Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award The New York Times best seller Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, Time, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post  "A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made." (Neil Gaiman) "Gripping, action-packed.... The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe." (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) The epic novel, an African Game of Thrones, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings  In the stunning first novel in Marlon James' Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.  Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: "He has a nose," people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.  As Tracker follows the boy's scent - from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers - he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?  Drawing from African history and mythology and his own rich imagination, Marlon James has written a novel unlike anything that's come before it: a saga of breathtaking adventure that's also an ambitious, involving read. Defying categorization and full of unforgettable characters, Black Leopard, Red Wolf is both surprising and profound as it explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power, and our need to understand them both.

©2019 Marlon James (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 24 hrs and 2 mins
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Fleishman Is in Trouble

70 ratings

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New York Times best seller • National Book Award Longlist "A feminist jeremiad nested inside a brilliant comic novel - a book that makes you laugh so hard you don’t notice till later that your eyebrows have been singed off." (Ron Charles, The Washington Post) Named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly and the New York Public Library and one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review • Time • The Washington Post • Vanity Fair • Vogue • NPR • Chicago Tribune • GQ • Vox • Refinery29 • Elle • The Guardian • Real Simple • Parade • Good Housekeeping • Marie Claire • Town & Country • Evening Standard • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • BookRiot • Shelf Awareness A finely observed, timely exploration of marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition from one of the most exciting writers working today Toby Fleishman thought he knew what to expect when he and his wife of almost 15 years separated: weekends and every other holiday with the kids, some residual bitterness, the occasional moment of tension in their co-parenting negotiations. He could not have predicted that one day, in the middle of his summer of sexual emancipation, Rachel would just drop their two children off at his place and simply not return. He had been working so hard to find equilibrium in his single life. The winds of his optimism, long dormant, had finally begun to pick up. Now this. As Toby tries to figure out where Rachel went, all while juggling his patients at the hospital, his never-ending parental duties, and his new app-assisted sexual popularity, his tidy narrative of the spurned husband with the too-ambitious wife is his sole consolation. But if Toby ever wants to truly understand what happened to Rachel and what happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen things all that clearly in the first place. A searing, utterly unvarnished debut, Fleishman Is in Trouble is an insightful, unsettling, often hilarious exploration of a culture trying to navigate the fault lines of an institution that has proven to be worthy of our great wariness and our great hope. Alma’s Best Jewish Novel of the Year "Blisteringly funny, feverishly smart, heartbreaking, and true, Fleishman Is in Trouble is an essential read for anyone who’s wondered how to navigate loving (and hating) the people we choose." (Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest) "From its opening pages, Fleishman Is in Trouble is shrewdly observed, brimming with wisdom, and utterly of this moment. Not until its explosive final pages are you fully aware of its cunning ferocity. Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s debut is that rare and delicious treat: a page-turner with heft." (Maria Semple)

©2019 Taffy Brodesser-Akner (P)2019 Random House Audio

Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
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A Faithful Bride for the Wounded Sheriff

1 rating

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An injured lawman. A nervous young woman. Can love help tame this wild frontier? Sheriff Jacob Benning longs for the pitter-patter of tiny feet. But after placing a mail-order bride ad, he breaks his arm and ruins his penmanship so that any educated lady would dismiss his correspondence. So, when a delightful maid from Boston seems taken with his haphazard prose, he clings to hope that his dreams of fatherhood might still come true. Rosa Casey wishes her anxiety would stop extinguishing her ambitions. But when her mistress encourages her to travel west to meet the charming sheriff with the bad handwriting, she swallows her fear and packs her bags. Though, after losing her beloved cat on the train, she worries she’s made a terrible mistake. Comforted by the lawman’s sweet attention, Rosa begins to build a life and a partnership in the small Montana town. And although Jacob falls hard for the Boston beauty, he fears his ruined arm means he can’t defend her from the frontier’s ruthless bandits. Will Jacob and Rosa survive the dusty dangers to live happily ever after? A Faithful Bride for the Wounded Sheriff is the second book in the enchanting Bear Creek Brides historical Western romance series. If you like devoted couples, rugged settings, and heart-racing endings, then you’ll adore Amelia Rose’s captivating tale. Buy A Faithful Bride for the Wounded Sheriff to ride into passion today!

©2020 Amelia Rose (P)2020 Amelia Rose

Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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The Lord of Death

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Shan Tao Yun is an exiled Chinese national and a former Beijing investigator on parole from the Tibetan gulag to which he had been consigned as punishment. He is ferrying a corpse on muleback over the slopes of Chomolungma - Everest - at the request of a local wisewoman who says the gods have appointed this task to him, when he encounters what looks like a traffic accident. A government bus filled with imprisoned illegal monks has overturned. Then Shan hears gunfire. Two women in an approaching sedan have been killed. One is the Chinese minister of tourism; the other, a blond Westerner, organizes climbing expeditions. Though she dies in his arms, Shan is later met with denials that this foreigner is dead. Shan must find the murderer, for his recompense will be the life and sanity of his son, Ko, imprisoned in a Chinese "yeti factory" where men are routinely driven mad.

©2009 Eliot Pattison (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Chen
Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
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Savage Liberty: A Mystery of Revolutionary America

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The fifth in Eliot Pattison's Bone Rattler series, Savage Liberty - a fast-paced mystery built around historical figures and set against the haunting backdrop of dying woodland tribes - follows exiled Scotsman Duncan McCallum on a thrilling journey down the road to revolution. When a ship arriving from London explodes in Boston Harbor, both the peace of the colonial city and Duncan McCallum's life are shattered. Summoned by his new friend John Hancock to a beach awash with the bodies of the victims, Duncan discovers that the ship was deliberately sabotaged, apparently to cover the theft by French agents provocateurs of a secret document being carried to the Sons of Liberty. Hancock refuses to let him take his evidence to the authorities, for this is 1768 and relations with the government are so sour that officials are being hanged in effigy. Fearing that the intrigues of Hancock and the Sons might set the colonies ablaze, Duncan relentlessly pursues the truth, only to be falsely charged with treason and murder. To escape the hangman's noose and restore his honor, Duncan has no choice but to follow a northbound trail of violence and deception while being relentlessly hounded by bountymen and vengeful soldiers.  With the help of unexpected new friends, including Ethan Allen, aged natives, and outlawed Jesuits, he survives scalp hunters, imprisonment, and his own spiritual crisis only to realize he cannot resolve the terrible crimes until he first understands the emerging truths about freedom in the American colonies.

©2018 Eliot Pattison (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Antony Ferguson
Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
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Revelation

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Russell Brand takes a deep, earnest, yet witty dive into the meaning of life, death, and the sacred space in between in this compelling Audible Original. An Aussie woman living alone in a forest, at one with nature and technology. A former addict celebrating an anniversary in recovery with friends - all ex-addicts - at a humble community center in LA. A man, no stranger to personal tragedy, training others to swim in arctic waters. The mortality of a close friend, a beloved pet cat, and - ultimately - ourselves. Russell Brand finds the sacred in all these people, locations, and experiences and advocates for discovering and embracing the sacred that is in all that surrounds us. Not an easy task in a world filled with the distractingly profane and our culture’s high value of emptier qualities, like celebrity and wealth, often at the expense of kindness and connection. Unsparing of himself, and with insights that are sure to resonate with any listener, Revelation sets a context for our need for the sacred - especially now, given current societal fragmentation and the dearth of mitigating social and political ideas. This Audible Original will truly change your perspective and, in the process, your life.

©2020 Russell Brand (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Prayer of the Dragon

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Summoned to a remote village from the hidden lamasery where he lives, Shan, formerly an investigator in Beijing, must save a comatose man from execution for two murders in which the victims' arms have been removed. Upon arrival, he discovers that the suspect is not Tibetan but Navajo. The man has come with his niece to seek ancestral ties between their people and the ancient Bon. The recent murders are only part of a chain of deaths. Together with his friends, the monks Gendun and Lokesh, Shan solves the riddle of Dragon Mountain, the place "where the world begins."

©2008 Eliot Pattison (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: James Chen
Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
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Original Death

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As the war between the French and the British rages, Duncan McCallum finds himself falsely accused of a heinous crime against a settlement of Native Americans in this “impressive” thriller. (Publishers Weekly, starred review) Despite what seems like the unending war between French and British, Scottish exile Duncan McCallum has begun to settle into a new life on the fringes of colonial America, traveling the woodlands with his companion Conawago, even joining the old Indian on his quest to find the last surviving members of his tribe. But the joy they feel on reaching the little settlement of Christian Indians is shattered when they find its residents ritually murdered. As terrible as the deaths may be, Conawago perceives something even darker and more alarming: He is convinced they are a sign of a terrible crisis in the spirit world that he must resolve. Trying to make sense of the murders, Duncan is accused by the British army of the crime. Escaping prison to follow the trail of evidence, he finds himself hounded by vengeful soldiers and stalked by Scottish rebels who are mysteriously trying to manipulate the war to their advantage. As he pieces together the puzzle of violence and deception, he gradually realizes that it may not only be the lives of Duncan and his friends that hang in the balance, but the very survival of the native tribes. When he finally discovers the terrible truth, Duncan is forced to make a fateful choice between his beloved Highland clans and the woodland natives who have embraced and protected him.

©2021 Eliot Pattison (P)2021 Scribd Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
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Eye of the Raven

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From an Edgar Award-winning author “Evocative language, tight plotting, and memorable characters” make this historical mystery set in colonial America a standout. (Publishers Weekly, starred review) With the aid of the Native American Shaman Conawago, Duncan McCallum has begun to heal from the massacre of his Highland clan by the British. But his new life is shattered when he and Conawago discover a dying Virginian officer nailed to an Indian shrine tree. To their horror, the authorities arrest Conawago and schedule his hanging. As Duncan begins a desperate search for the truth, he finds himself in a maelstrom of deception and violence. The year is 1760, and while the British army wishes to dismiss the killing as another casualty of its war with France, Duncan discovers a pattern of ritualistic murders related to provincial treaty negotiations and struggles between tribal factions. Ultimately he realizes that to find justice, he must brave the sprawling colonial capital of Philadelphia. There the answers are to be found in a tangle of Quakers, Christian Indians, and a scientist obsessed with the electrical experiments of the celebrated Dr. Franklin. With the tragic resolution in sight, Duncan understands the real mysteries underlying his quest lie in the hearts of natives who, like his Highland Scots, have glimpsed the end of their world approaching. “The pleasures of Eliot Pattison’s books, and Eye of the Raven is another smashing example, are threefold: high adventure in perilous landscapes, a hero stubbornly seeking the truth, and the haunting mysteries of ancient cultures.” (Otto Penzler, editor of The Big Book of Female Detectives)

©2020 Eliot Pattison (P)2020 Scribd Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
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Der Berg der toten Tibeter

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Der Ermittler Shan wird in ein abgelegenes Bergdorf gerufen. Ein Fremder liegt schwer verwundet im Koma und soll zwei Tibeter umgebracht haben. Doch Shan stößt bei seinen Ermittlungen auf Rätsel: Die Leiche wurden bereits abtransportiert, nicht unweit des Tatorts gibt es eine illegale Mine, und ein seltsamer Deutscher hat in einem leer stehenden Turm sein Lager aufgeschlagen. Als der Fremde aus dem Koma erwacht, wollen die Dorfbewohner ihn umgehend töten, doch Shan erwirkt einen Aufschub - und erlebt eine große Überraschung: Der Fremde ist gar kein Tibeter, sondern ein Navajo-Indianer aus den USA... Eliot Pattison (geb. 1951) ist ein amerikanischer Journalist, Rechtsanwalt und Autor von Kriminalliteratur. Als Fachmann für internationales Recht arbeitete er als Anwalt und Berater für verschiedene internationale Unternehmen und veröffentlichte zahlreiche Schriften über internationales Recht und andere internationale Themen. Durch seine Reisen ins Ausland eignete er sich ein breites Wissen im Besonderen über China sowie die tibetische Kultur an. Diese Erfahrungen flossen auch in seine Krimi-Serie um den früheren Ermittler Shan Tao Yun ein, der in Peking bei der politischen Führung Chinas in Ungnade fiel und deshalb nach Tibet verbannt wurde. Eliot Pattison wurde in den USA mit dem begehrten Edgar Allan Poe Award ausgezeichnet.

©2018 Lindhardt og Ringhof (P)2018 Lindhardt og Ringhof

Narrator: Wolfgang Rüter
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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Deep Blue

Summary

For those who dare, things often go wrong on the sea. Deep Blue offers some of literature's greatest stories about the ocean and the people who risk its wrath. Castaways, pirates, and victims of shipwreck all fight to survive in far-flung places and under harrowing circumstances. Together, these works offer a convincing reminder of the sea's dangers and mysteries.

©2001 by Nate Hardcastle (P)2002 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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Bone Rattler

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The Edgar Award winner’s acclaimed mystery set in colonial America is “The Last of the Mohicans meets Braveheart, with a curious dash of CSI”. (Entertainment Weekly) Unfairly convicted and force into indentured servitude, young Highland Scot Duncan McCallum finds himself aboard a prisoner ship bound for the New World. A series of mysterious deaths plagues the passengers and claims the life of Duncan’s dear friend Adam Munroe. Enlisted by his captors to investigate, a strange trail of clues leads Duncan into the New World and eventually thrusts him into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War. Duncan is indentured to the British Lord Ramsey, whose estate in the uncharted New York woodlands is a Heart of Darkness where multiple warring factions - the British, rogue Scots, the French, the Huron, and the Iroquois - are engaged in battle. Exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger, Duncan, the exiled chief of his near-extinct Scottish clan, finds that sometimes justice cannot be reached unless the cultures and spirits of those involved are resolved. “Having already won an Edgar for his Inspector Shan series, Pattison makes a strong bid for another with this outstanding” first novel in his acclaimed Bone Rattler series. (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

©2020 Eliot Pattison (P)2020 Scribd Audio

Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
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A Mystery of Revolutionary America: Blood of the Oak

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The Edgar Award-winner’s colonial series continues as Scottish exile Duncan McCallum uncovers a loyalist conspiracy. “Historical mystery at its best.” (Booklist, starred review) The American Colonies, 1765. As the Stamp Act dissent marks the first organized resistance to English rule, someone is kidnapping and killing members of the Iroquois Nation. Asked by an elder to investigate, Scottish exile Duncan McCallum soon uncovers a network of secret runners supporting the nascent “committees of correspondence", engaged in the political dissent fomenting across colonial borders. But as Duncan follows the trail further, it leads to his capture. Thrown into slavery with the kidnapped runners, Duncan discovers a powerful conspiracy of highly placed English aristocrats bent on crushing all dissent. Inspired by an aged Native-American slave and new African friends, Duncan decides not just to escape but to turn their own intrigue against the London lords. A Publishers Weekly "Best Book", the fourth entry in the Bone Rattler series moves ever closer to the beginning of the American Revolution. With a cast of characters that includes Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, the early Pennsylvania rebel James Smith, and Dr. Benjamin Rush, Blood of the Oak takes a fresh view on the birth of the new American nation.

©2021 Eliot Pattison (P)2021 Scribd Audio

Length: 13 hrs
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