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Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior

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Every day of your life is spent surrounded by mysteries that involve what appear to be rather ordinary human behaviors. What makes you happy? Where did your personality come from? Why do you have trouble controlling certain behaviors? Why do you behave differently as an adult than you did as an adolescent? Since the start of recorded history, and probably even before, people have been interested in answering questions about why we behave the way we do. And many fields - including philosophy, psychology, and even theology - are focused on finding explanations. But it's only in recent decades that researchers can finally approach, understand, and solve the mysteries of emotion, thought, and behavior - solutions that help each of us to better know ourselves and the people around us. The result is not only a more solid understanding of what it means to be human, but a stronger foundation from which to live more effectively with others and to grasp their intricate behaviors and quirks. Now you can gain those benefits through a series of 24 intriguing lectures from an award-winning teacher. Professor Leary takes you on a fascinating journey into the complex heart of who you are, using the latest theories, case studies, experiments, and stories to cast light on a wide variety of human behaviors, both ordinary and puzzling. Throughout these lectures, you'll learn about the various interacting forces that influence your behavior. These include your genetic blueprint, your personal experiences, your upbringing, and the people and social groups that surround you. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2012 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2012 The Great Courses

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The Wedding Promise

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Does a rambling Spanish villa hold the key to love? No. 1 Irish best seller Emma Hannigan returns with her heartwarming new novel. If you like Cathy Kelly and Patricia Scanlan, and enjoyed the film Under a Tuscan Sun, you will love this. Restoring a Spanish villa brings Shelly back to the place she and her husband once loved, fulfilling the promise he made that they would return. But as plans to transform the villa into a romantic wedding venue take shape, Shelly discovers her children may need the move more than she does. Her son Jake has begun to question the things he values most: his career as a pilot, his relationship with his girlfriend. Could Spain offer him the change he's seeking? Shelly's daughter Leila arrives with a new-born baby in tow, but then hears some startling news she wasn't expecting. As Casa Maria takes its first booking, will it turn out to be more than a romantic promise made all those years ago? Perhaps a second chance at new beginnings?

©2017 Emma Hannigan (P)2017 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Narrator: Michele Moran
Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
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Letters to My Daughters

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The new best seller guaranteed to break your heart - and bring you joy.... Her three girls were her world. It was time to let them know. To sisters Bea, Jeannie and Rose, the death of their beloved childhood nanny is a devastating loss. As the girls grew up, Nanny May had become so much more to them all: confidante, advocate, comforter, friend. In whom will they confide their hopes, fears and failures now she has gone? Especially now each sister needs a mother's wisdom more than ever.... Martha cannot understand why her daughters are so upset about losing their childhood nanny. Yes, Martha was always in demand as a busy midwife, but that doesn't mean she loved her own children any less. But why don't the girls realise that? And has she left it too late to let them know?

©2018 Emma Hannigan (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Limited

Narrator: Michele Moran
Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
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Emma Hannigan

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Emma Hannigan describes herself as a 'cancer vixen.' She's beaten the disease a grand total of nine times and turned the boredom of the recovery process into a successful career as an author. Emma visits the Audible studios to talk about her latest novel The Perfect Gift.

©2016 Audible Ltd. (P)2016 Audible Ltd.

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The Summer Guest

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Perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy, a lovely, warm, Irish family saga of three generations of women coming together one magical summer in the small seaside town of Caracove Bay. Lexi and her husband Sam have put their heart and soul into renovating No. 3 Cashel Square. Lexi's mother thinks it's high time they had a baby, but Lexi's thriving art gallery keeps her more than busy. Plus her headstrong niece Amelie seems to have practically moved in. And then, just as summer arrives, a mysterious stranger knocks on the door. Kathleen Williams has come from America, longing to see the house in Cashel Square where she was born, over 60 years ago. Kathleen's visit is tinged with sadness but she finds comfort and laughter with Lexie and Amelie. Soon the three women are sharing their hearts, tears and secrets, little knowing their unexpected friendship will touch them all in more ways than they can imagine....

©2014 Emma Hannigan (P)2014 Headline Digital

Narrator: Emma Lowe
Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
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The Secrets We Share

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Emma Hannigan, much loved author of The Summer Guest, will delight fans of Patricia Scanlan and Cathy Kelly with her big-hearted novels of Ireland. Clara Conway is a woman with secrets. But consequently Clara's family is in the process of falling apart. Her son, Max, emigrated to the US with his young family years ago, and she has yet to meet her teenage granddaughter, Nathalie...because Max and his mother no longer speak. Meanwhile Clara's daughters, Giselle and Ava, are each fighting to find a little happiness, and when Clara unexpectedly reaches out to Nathalie and their niece comes to visit, their thoughts turn to Max, the brother they loved and lost. The brother whose abrupt disappearance left the Conway family heartbroken. Can Nathalie's time with her grandmother start to right some very old wrongs? And can Clara find a way to reach out to Max and thereby begin to heal the whole family once more? After all, some secrets are meant to be shared....

©2015 Emma Hannigan (P)2015 Headline Digital

Narrator: Emma Lowe
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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The Perfect Gift

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This beautiful, moving novel of mothers and daughters and the secrets they share will fill hearts with love and light this Mother's Day.... Happy birthday, darling girl.... Ever since she can remember, Roisin has received a birthday card from her mother - the mother she has never met. Brought up by her adoptive parents, Keeley and Doug, Roisin has wanted for nothing. But on her 13th birthday a letter comes that shakes her world. For Keeley, who's raised Roisin as her own, the letter reminds her of a guilty secret she's been hiding for 30 years. And for Nell, keeping watch in the lighthouse, the past is a place she dares not go. Until a young runaway arrives seeking shelter and unwraps the gift of hope for them all....

©2016 Emma Hannigan (P)2016 Headline Digital

Narrator: Emma Lowe
Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
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The Gift of Friends

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From the number one best-selling author Emma Hannigan comes The Gift of Friends, a magical story of love, friendship and hope. Kingfishers Road - a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into number 10?  Engaged to handsome, wealthy Justin Johnston, Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy life. But not everything is as it seems....  In fact, each of the other four women who live close by has a secret, and each is nursing her own private heartache.  But could a gift be waiting on their doorsteps? And, by opening their front doors and their hearts to each other, could the women of Kingfishers Road discover all the help they need?  This 13th and final novel from the beloved and inspiring Emma Hannigan is a life-affirming, uplifting story that celebrates the strength and joys of female friendship. 

©2019 Emma Hannigan (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Narrator: Emma Lowe
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
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Perfect Wives

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Actress Jodi Ludlum returns home to Ireland to raise her young son in the leafy South Dublin village of Bakers Valley - even if coming home means leaving her husband and waking old ghosts. Meanwhile Francine Hennessy, queen of the coffee mornings, was born and raised in Bakers Valley. She takes pride in juggling her children, her beautiful home and her high-powered career. But behind closed doors, Francine’s life is crumbling around her. As Jodi struggles to keep her secrets to herself and Francine comes to terms with some life-changing news, the two become unlikely friends. When they do, they quickly discover that there’s no such thing as the perfect wife or the perfect life.

©2015 Emma Hannigan (P)2015 Oakhill Publishing

Narrator: Grainne Gillis
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
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Driving Home for Christmas

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Christmas at Huntersbrook House has always been a family tradition - log fires, long walks through the snowy fields, and evenings spent in the local pub. And this year the three grown-up Craig children are looking forward to the holidays more than ever. Pippa to escape her partying lifestyle and mounting debts in Dublin; Joey the demands of his gorgeous girlfriend who seems intent on coming between him and his family; and Lainey to forget about her controlling ex and his recent engagement to another woman. But with the family livery yard in financial trouble, this Christmas could be the Craig family's last at Huntersbrook as they face the prospect of selling the ancestral house. As the holiday season gets underway, the family need to come up with a way to save their home, and face the problems they've been running away from in Dublin. And what better place to figure things out than around the fire at Huntersbrook House.

©2014 Emma Hannigan (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing

Narrator: Grainne Gillis
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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Doctrine and Covenants Made Easier, Part 1

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New content added in the second edition Update commentary  Information from Joseph Smith Papers  Journals from early Church members  Detailed explanations to revelations  Scripture study made easy, enlightening, and straightforward.  From beloved gospel scholar David Ridges, this valuable book contains the complete text of the Doctrine and Covenants, sections 1-42, including Brother Ridges's classic in-verse notes, and additional insights and commentary. Bring your family together and master Latter-Day scriptures with this helpful study companion.

©2020 Cedar Fort Inc (P)2020 Cedar Fort Inc

Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
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