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Aurora Rising

117 ratings

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From the New York Times and internationally best-selling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic.... The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch.... A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates  A smart-ass tech whiz with the galaxy's biggest chip on his shoulder An alien warrior with anger-management issues A tomboy pilot who's totally not into him, in case you were wondering And Ty's squad isn't even his biggest problem - that'd be Aurora Jie-Lin O'Malley, the girl he's just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler's squad of losers, discipline cases, and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy. NOBODY PANIC. Audiobook Cast of Narrators: Aurora, read by Kim Mai Guest Tyler, read by Johnathan McClain Cat, read by Candice Moll Fin, read by Lincoln Hoppe Zila, read by Donnabella Mortel Magellan, read by Jonathan Todd Ross Scarlett, read by Erin Spencer Kal, read by Steve West 

©2019 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (P)2019 Listening Library

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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

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From the best-selling author - the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast. In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Al Franken (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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Ru

31 ratings

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Ru. In Vietnamese it means lullaby; in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow - of tears, blood, money. Kim ThĂșy's Ru is literature at its most crystalline: the flow of a life on the tides of unrest and on to more peaceful waters. In vignettes of exquisite clarity, sharp observation, and sly wit, we are carried along on an unforgettable journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and onward to a new life in Quebec. There, the young girl feels the embrace of a new community, and revels in the chance to be part of the American Dream. As an adult, the waters become rough again: now a mother of two sons, she must learn to shape her love around the younger boy's autism. Moving seamlessly from past to present, from history to memory and back again, Ru is a book that celebrates life in all its wonder: its moments of beauty and sensuality, brutality and sorrow, comfort and comedy. Winner 2015 - Canada Reads Winner 2011 - Grand prix littĂ©raire Archambault Winner 2011 - Mondello Prize for Multiculturalism Winner 2010 - Prix du Grand Public Salon du livre - Essai/Livre pratique Winner 2010 - Governor General’s Award for Fiction (French-language) Winner 2010 - Grand Prix RTL-Lire at the Salon du livre de Paris Longlisted 2013 - Man Asian Literary Prize Longlisted 2014 - International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Nominated 2012 - Amazon.ca First Novel Award Shortlist 2012 - Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist 2012 - Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

©2012 Kim Thuy; translation Sheila Fischman (P)2018 Penguin Random House Canada

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Em

29 ratings

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Em, c’est le fifil qui relie les ouvriers des plantations de caoutchouc et les femmes des salons de manucure aux orphelins de l’opĂ©ration Babylift, qui a Ă©vacuĂ© des enfants de Saigon en 1975. Em, c’est celle qui aime.

©2020 Éditions Libre expression (P)2020 Vues et Voix

Author: Kim ThĂșy
Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
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Vi

12 ratings

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Mon prĂ©nom, BĂ o Vi, illustrait l'intention de mes parents de "protĂ©ger la plus petite". Si l'on traduit littĂ©ralement, je suis "PrĂ©cieuse minuscule microscopique". Comme dans la plupart des cas au Vietnam, je n'ai pas su ĂȘtre Ă  l'image de mon nom. Souvent, les filles qui s'appellent "Blanche" ou "Neige" ont le teint trĂšs foncĂ©, et les garçons nommĂ©s "Puissance" ou "Fort" craignent les grandes Ă©preuves. Quant Ă  moi, je grandissais sans cesse, dĂ©passant de loin la moyenne et, du mĂȘme Ă©lan, me projetant en dehors des normes.

©2016 Éditions Libre-Expression (P)2016 Alexandre StankĂ©

Narrator: Kim ThĂșy
Author: Kim ThĂșy
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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Work Optional

5 ratings

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A practical action guide for financial independence and early retirement from the popular Our Next Life blogger. In today's work culture, we're expected to hustle around the clock. But what if you could escape the traditional path and get on one that doesn't require working full-time until age 65? What if you could wake up every day without an alarm clock and do the things you love most? Tanja Hester and her husband Mark left their crazed careerist lifestyle to live their dream life in Lake Tahoe, retiring early from high-stress careers. Now Tanja will help you map out a customized plan for freedom and make it easy to succeed, whether you're good at math and budgeting - or not! Work Optional is more than just a financial plan: it's a plan for your whole life-designed by you, not by an employer or clients. Tanja walks you through envisioning your dream life, accounting for variables such as health care and children, protecting yourself from recessions and future unknowns, and achieving a purpose-filled early retirement, semi-retirement, or career intermission with completely doable, non-penny-pinching steps.  You can live a happier, more meaningful life, free from the daily grind. Regardless of where you are in your career, Work Optional will get you there. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Tanja Hester (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Vi

4 ratings

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The perfect complement to the exquisitely wrought novels Ru and MĂŁn, Canada Reads winner Kim ThĂșy returns with Vi, exploring the lives, loves and struggles of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands.

The daughter of an enterprising mother and a wealthy, spoiled father who never had to grow up, Vi was the youngest of their four children and the only girl. They gave her a name that meant "precious, tiny one", destined to be cosseted and protected, the family's little treasure.     

But the Vietnam War destroys life as they've known it. Vi, along with her mother and brothers, manages to escape - but her father stays behind, leaving a painful void as the rest of the family must make a new life for themselves in Canada.     

While her family puts down roots, life has different plans for Vi. Taken under the wing of HĂ , a worldly family friend, and her diplomat lover, Vi tests personal boundaries and crosses international ones, letting the winds of life buffet her. From Saigon to Montreal, from Suzhou to Boston to the fall of the Berlin Wall, she is witness to the immensity of geography, the intricate fabric of humanity, the complexity of love, the infinite possibilities before her. Ever the quiet observer, somehow Vi must find a way to finally take her place in the world.

©2018 Kim Thuy (P)2018 Random House Canada

Narrator: Kim ThĂșy
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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Vi

3 ratings

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Cette histoire est celle du petit prince de la rue, la mienne. C’est Ă©galement celle de gars et de filles qui ont laissĂ© la mort ou la vie choisir Ă  leur place. Si je peux me raconter maintenant, c’est que je me suis libĂ©rĂ© de moi-mĂȘme, Insha Allah, que je ne suis plus esclave de ma rage. Je suis MOI, fier d’ĂȘtre MOI, et surtout j’ai rĂ©ussi Ă  suivre mon destin et ma passion en restant MOI. Et ça, crois-moi, c’est tout un exploit.

©2016 Éditions Libre expression (P)2020 Vues et Voix

Narrator: Sophie Faucher
Author: Kim ThĂșy
Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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Married to a Perfectionist: Coping with a Spouse Who Has OCPD (Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder)

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Excerpt: "Hello there. I am glad you're here. You are struggling with an OCPD spouse who is driving you crazy. You want to be carefree and spontaneous. But at home you are faced with demands, critiques, and rigidity. You want to have fun with your husband, but he just plain seems like a stubborn ox at times (or maybe all the time, depending upon how bad his symptoms are). "You may be wondering what qualifies me to write a book about OCPD marriage. I, my friend, am quite happily married to an OCPD'er. He is probably a little bit like your OCPD spouse because their traits are pretty similar. If I start to talk about him, it's likely things will start to feel a bit familiar for you. Your spouse doesn't have to have all of these traits, just some of them. "Please download our OCPD series of books in order to learn more about your spouse's disorder, the reason behind the disorder, and your choices when it comes to an OCPD marriage."

©2015 J.B. Snow (P)2015 J.B. Snow

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Der Klang der Fremde

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"Man glaubt immer, das Leben von Einwanderern sei nur schwer. Und vergißt dabei, daß ihre Erfahrungen auch wunderbare, lustige, bewegende und oft ganz absurde Momente umschließen..." Als ZehnjĂ€hrige flieht Kim mit ihren Eltern aus Vietnam in den Westen. In unvergesslichen Bildern erzĂ€hlt sie von Flucht und Neubeginn, von Schmerz und Lust der Erinnerung und dem tĂ€glichen GlĂŒck, sein Leben zu wagen! Ein berĂŒhrender, sehr persönlicher Lebensroman, in einer meisterhaften poetischen Sprache. Kim ThĂșy wurde 1968 in Vietnam geboren, in einem Land, das seit 1955 von Krieg zerstört wurde. 1978 entschlossen sich ihre Eltern mit den drei Kindern vor der kommunistischen Gewaltherrschaft zu fliehen - eine Odyssee ĂŒber das Meer, ein abenteuerliches Unternehmen, da die Boote, in die die FlĂŒchtlinge gepfercht wurden, meist alt und untauglich waren. Die Flucht als "boatpeople" gelang und Kim konnte in Kanada ein neues Leben beginnen. Sie studierte an der UniversitĂ€t von MontrĂ©al Jura und Sprachwissenschaften, arbeitete als Übersetzerin, RechtsanwĂ€ltin, Gastronomin und Gastrokritikerin fĂŒr Radio und Fernsehen. Sie lebt mit ihrem Mann und ihren zwei Kindern in MontrĂ©al. In deiner Audible-Bibliothek findest du fĂŒr dieses Hörerlebnis eine PDF-Datei mit zusĂ€tzlichem Material.

©2010 Verlag Antje Kunstmann GmbH, MĂŒnchen (P)2016 Bonnevoice

Narrator: Marit Beyer
Author: Kim ThĂșy
Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
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