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This Is Me

250 ratings

Summary

An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBC's This Is Us. When This Is Us debuted in fall 2016, a divided America embraced a show that celebrates human connection. The critically acclaimed series became America's most watched - and most talked about - network show, even building on its fan base in the drama's second season. As Kate Pearson, Chrissy Metz presents a character that has never been seen on television, yet viewers see themselves in her, no matter what they look like or where they come from. Considered a role model just for being her authentic self, Chrissy found herself on magazine covers and talk shows, walking red carpets, and as the subject of endless conversations on social media. "I don't know what you've been through to play her," she is often told by fans, "but it was something." In This Is Me, Chrissy Metz shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave listeners both surprised but also inspired. Infused with the same authenticity she brings to her starring role, Chrissy's This Is Me is so much more than your standard Hollywood memoir or collection of personal essays. She embraces the spirit of Shonda Rhimes' Year of Yes and shares how she has applied the lessons she learned from both setbacks and successes. A born entertainer, Chrissy finds light in even her darkest moments and leaves the listener feeling they are spending time with a friend who gets it. Chrissy Metz grew up in a large family, one that always seemed to be moving and growing. Her father disappeared one day, leaving her mother to work a series of menial jobs and his children to learn to live with the threat of hunger and the electricity being cut off. When her mother remarried, Chrissy hoped for "normal" but instead experienced a form of mental pain that seemed crafted just for her. The boys who showed her attention did so with strings attached as well, and Chrissy accepted it, because for her, love always came with conditions. When she set out for Los Angeles, it was the first time she had been away from her family and from Florida. And for years, she got barely an audition. So how does a woman with the deck stacked against her radiate such love, beauty and joy? This too is at the heart of This Is Me. With chapters that alternate from autobiographical to instructional, Chrissy offers practical applications of her hard-won insights in a series of "Bee Mindful" interstitials. There she invites you to embrace gratitude in "Say Thank You" or to be honest with your partner and yourself in "The Shrouded Supreme". Blending love and experience, Chrissy encourages us all to claim our rightful place in a world that may be trying to knock us down, find our own unique gifts, and pursue our dreams.

©2018 Chrissy Metz (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Hygge: Learn the Secrets of Danish Art of Happiness and Coziness

Summary

Achieve a happy and fulfilled life using Hygge approach... Have you ever felt tired of nine-to-five rat race in your everyday life? Would you like to reduce or completely get rid of daily stress and anxiety? Or maybe, you already heard about the Hygge lifestyle, and now you want to try it yourself? If at least one of these questions got your attention, then keep reading... Hygge, an audiobook that will change your approach of life and will allow you to discover your true dreams and desires. It is really difficult in today’s world to live a quality life full of happiness, coziness, and inner peace. It is almost impossible to find a plan or a guide that would cover every single detail and allow you to make correct choices for your ultimate happiness, but Hygge comes really close to that. Personal life, carrier, business, nutrition, children, home, friends, family, just a general way of living life while making your own choices - that is Hygge. Hygge is a Danish lifestyle that will tell you how much you truly need to feel driven and fulfilled emotionally and physically. In this guide, you will find coverage of every aspect of Hygge in very detail and all different approaches explained according to your current situation. Here are a few specific things you will learn out of this audiobook: Three things that describe Hygge lifestyle How to configure your home the Hygge way? Six ways to embrace Hygge Must to know rules of a lifestyle for ultimate happiness Self-identification guide (find the best way to approach Hygge) The Secret of Hygge, what makes it so special? Much more... Now it is time for you to make a decision and take your life into your own hands. Get this audiobook now and discover your true happiness!

©2020 Julia Laraine (P)2020 Julia Laraine

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The Killing Hour

24 ratings

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A serial killer watches and waits. Each time, he takes two victims, preparing the first's body with all the clues the police need to find the second, who is still alive. The clock ticks, and the second one can still be saved. But the police never make it in time. The second one dies. For years, the killer has plagued the city with the same pattern, but the police never pick up on it quickly enough. Now, two girls have disappeared in the midst of a daunting heat wave. Rookie FBI agent Kimberly Quincy knows the killer's deadline can be met. But she'll have to break some rules in order to beat an exceedingly vicious criminal at a game he's had years to perfect.

©2003 Lisa Gardner, Inc. (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
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I Am Pilgrim

60 ratings

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The astonishing story of one man's breakneck race against time…and an implacable enemy. An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity. One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey. Pilgrim.

©2014 Terry Hayes (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

Author: Terry Hayes
Length: 22 hrs and 41 mins
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EMF*D

14 ratings

Summary

The hazards of electronic pollution may once have been the stuff of science fiction, but now we know they're all too real. And with the advent of 5G ultra-wideband technology, the danger is greater than ever.  Dr. Joseph Mercola, one of the world's foremost authorities on alternative health, has mined the scientific literature to offer a radical new understanding of how electromagnetic fields impact your body and mind. In this first-of-its-kind guide, he reveals:  What EMFs (electromagnetic fields) actually are, where you find them in your daily life, and how they affect you The toll that EMFs have been proven to take in conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and neuropsychiatric illnesses Why you've been largely kept in the dark about this threat to your health How you can actually repair the damage done by EMFs at a cellular level Practical strategies to protect yourself and your loved ones from EMFs at home, at work, and out in the world  The coming 5G technology will be pervasive and powerful. It will also be one of the largest public-health experiments in history - with no way of opting out. That's why you need to read this book. Now.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Hay House, Inc. (P)2020 Hay House, Inc.

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Call It What You Want

1 rating

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Bloomsbury presents Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer, read by Julie Rogers and Christopher Ragland. New York Times best-selling author Brigid Kemmerer pens a new emotionally compelling story about two teens struggling in the space between right and wrong. When his dad is caught embezzling funds from half the town, Rob goes from popular lacrosse player to social pariah. Even worse, his father’s failed suicide attempt leaves Rob and his mother responsible for his care. Everyone thinks of Maegan as a typical overachiever, but she has a secret of her own after the pressure got to her last year. And when her sister comes home from college pregnant, keeping it from her parents might be more than she can handle. When Rob and Maegan are paired together for a calculus project, they’re both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built. But when Maegan learns of Rob’s plan to fix the damage caused by his father, it could ruin more than their fragile new friendship.... In her compulsively listenable story-telling, Brigid Kemmerer pens another captivating, heartfelt novel that asks the question: Is it okay to do something wrong for the right reasons?

©2019 Brigid Kemmerer (P)2019 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
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Bullshit Jobs

113 ratings

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From best-selling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs”. It went viral. After a million online views in 17 different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer.  There are millions of people - HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers - whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln.  Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation.

©2018 David Graeber (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
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Superfuel

19 ratings

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Should you cook with coconut oil or vegetable oil? Eat butter, cream, or olive oil? Supplement with fish oil or flax oil? Sometimes it seems as if everyone has a different opinion on these crucial questions - but this audiobook holds real answers. Best-selling author and teacher Dr. Joseph Mercola teams up with cardiovascular expert Dr. James DiNicolantonio to cut through the confusion about how dietary fats affect our bodies and set the record straight on how to eat for optimal well-being. Dr. DiNicolantonio, an internationally known and respected scientist, has spent nearly a decade studying the effects of different fats on the body. Dr. Mercola is one of the world’s leading authorities on natural health. In Superfuel, they’ve gathered a wealth of information and insight in a form that’s both impeccably researched and highly accessible. You’ll learn about: The many health problems supposedly caused by saturated fat - that actually aren’t Why the so-called healthy vegetable oils are actually making you sick and fat The optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats in your diet Foods that help resolve inflammation, increase longevity, and fight or prevent chronic illness A cyclical ketogenic eating plan that keeps your body burning fat as healthy fuel Supplemental fats such as fish oil, krill oil, and flax oil - what to take and how to choose Which oils you should cook with, how to use them, and why And much more Drawing on Dr. DiNicolantonio’s firsthand research at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, as well as hundreds of groundbreaking studies from the medical literature, Superfuel will give you the facts you need to optimize your fats and your health. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Hay House (P)2018 Hay House

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The Last House on Needless Street

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Catriona Ward's The Last House on Needless Street is a shocking and immersive listen for fans of Gone Girl and The Haunting of Hill House. “The new face of literary dark fiction.” (Sarah Pinborough, New York Times best-selling author of Behind Her Eyes) "The buzz...is real. I've read it and was blown away. It's a true nerve-shredder that keeps its mind-blowing secrets to the very end." (Stephen King) In a boarded-up house on a dead-end street at the edge of the wild Washington woods lives a family of three.  A teenage girl who isn’t allowed outside, not after last time. A man who drinks alone in front of his TV, trying to ignore the gaps in his memory. And a house cat who loves napping and reading the Bible.  An unspeakable secret binds them together, but when a new neighbor moves in next door, what is buried out among the birch trees may come back to haunt them all.   A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Nightfire “A chilling and beautiful masterpiece of suspense.” (Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2)

©2021 Catriona Ward (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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Artist Management for the Music Business

1 rating

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Anyone managing an artist's career needs to be well versed and have a savvy understanding of the moving parts of the music business. Learn how and why those moving parts 'move', as well as how to manage and navigate a music-based career. Artist Management for the Music Business gives a comprehensive view of how to generate income through music and how to strategically plan for future growth. This audiobook is full of valuable practical insights. It includes interviews and case studies with examples of real-world management issues and outcomes. Updates to this new edition include the importance of online streaming to music careers, how anyone can effectively network, tools for successful negotiation, ways to identify and manage income sources and guidance on the ever-changing social media landscape of the music business. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2018 Paul Allen (P)2020 Taylor & Francis

Author: Paul Allen
Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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What Great Principals Do Differently

Summary

Written to accompany the third edition of Todd Whitaker's best-selling title What Great Principals Do Differently, this study guide can be used by facilitators and participants in workshops, webinars, book study groups or other professional development events. The guide features a variety of strategies and activities that will help principals apply the book’s concepts to their own situation, so they can get the most out of the book, increase their professional growth and have a greater impact as school leaders. Each chapter includes: Key concepts Discussion questions Journal prompts Group activities Application strategies With this study guide, you can gain a deeper understanding of Whitaker's acclaimed book and learn how to apply his concepts and ideas in daily practices.

©2020 Todd Whitaker (P)2020 Taylor & Francis

Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
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Internationalism or Extinction

2 ratings

Summary

In his new book, Noam Chomsky writes cogently about the threats to planetary survival that are of growing alarm today.  The prospect of human extinction emerged after World War II, the dawn of a new era scientists now term the Anthropocene. Chomsky uniquely traces the duality of existential threats from nuclear weapons and from climate change - including how the concerns emerged and evolved and how the threats can interact with one another.  The introduction and accompanying interviews place these dual threats in a framework of unprecedented corporate global power which has overtaken nation states’ ability to control the future and preserve the planet. Chomsky argues for the urgency of international climate and arms agreements, showing how global popular movements are mobilising to force governments to meet this unprecedented challenge to civilisation’s survival.

©2019 Noam Chomsky (P)2020 Taylor & Francis

Author: Noam Chomsky
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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The House by the Cemetery (Fiction Without Frontiers)

1 rating

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Rumor has it that the abandoned house by the cemetery is haunted by the ghost of a witch. But rumors won’t stop carpenter Mike Kostner from rehabbing the place as a haunted house attraction. Soon he’ll learn that fresh wood and nails can’t keep decades of rumors down. There are noises in the walls, and fresh blood on the floor: secrets that would be better not to discover. And behind the rumors is a real ghost who will do whatever it takes to ensure the house reopens. She needs people to fill her house on Halloween. There’s a dark, horrible ritual to fulfill. Because while the witch may have been dead... she doesn’t intend to stay that way.

©2018 Flame Tree Press (P)2018 Flame Tree Publishing

Author: John Everson
Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
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KetoFast

12 ratings

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We all know that food is medicine - yet going without food is one of the single best things you can do for your health. Short, doable fasts, when strategically timed, are an incredibly powerful metabolic intervention, dovetailing perfectly with a ketogenic diet to activate your body’s fat-burning mode. This in turn can ward off insulin resistance, reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, optimize brain function, prevent neurological problems, support weight loss, and more.   In this in-depth yet accessible guide, Dr. Joseph Mercola explores the profound health benefits that result when ketogenic living and well-planned fasting are combined. Topics include:   How our food is making us sick and what we can do about it  The physiology and mechanisms of fasting, including stem cell activation  How the cyclical ketogenic diet - with fasting included - differs from the conventional keto diet  How fasting works and how safe it is for you  How regular one-day fasts support fat burning and detoxification while minimizing hunger and side effects  How to monitor your progress with lab tests  And much more   “This will be an exciting journey for you,” Dr. Mercola writes. “I am beyond excited for you to implement what I consider to be one of the most powerful physical strategies to help you not only recover your health, but also improve it to levels you likely never believed were possible.”

©2019 Hay House (P)2019 Hay House

Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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Essential Truths for Principals

Summary

School principals are constantly being pulled in different directions. How do you focus on the things that matter most?   In this inspiring book from Danny Steele, creator of the popular Steele Thoughts blog, and Todd Whitaker, best-selling author and speaker, you’ll learn how to center your leadership on your core values and the practices that have the biggest impact. The authors reveal essential truths that will make you a more effective principal in areas such as school culture, appreciating teachers and empowering your staff. The strategies are presented in digestible chunks, perfect for book studies, professional development sessions and other learning formats. With the inspiring anecdotes and insights in this book, you’ll be reminded of your greater purpose - making a difference in students’ lives.

©2019 Taylor & Francis (P)2019 Taylor & Francis

Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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Closure, Limited and Other Zombie Tales

4 ratings

Summary

A terrifying new collection of short stories from the master of zombie fiction, Max Brooks, best-selling author of World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide and Recorded Attacks.

©2013 Max Brooks (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Author: Max Brooks
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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World Engines

Summary

Trapped on an alternate Earth, the combined crews of a crashed Russian spaceship, a British expeditionary force and a group of strays from the future must work together to survive, escape and discover what led them to this point. All are from parallel universes where small changes in history led to different realities, and the tensions between the groups are rising.  But some changes were not small. The solar system has been altered, changed, shaped in the various realities, and the World Engineers - unspeakably powerful, completely unknown - are still active. Why have they populated this planet with humanity's ancestors and dinosaurs? What is on the moon of Saturn that gives off such an odd light? And even if they can be found, can they be stopped - and should they be?  Malenfant, Deidra and the rest of their party must find a way off the planet, back into space, and into the many dimensions seeking the answer....

©2020 Stephen Baxter (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Rise to Glory

Summary

Welcome to The Glory - the world’s biggest VR tournament.  In front of millions of viewers, teams compete in a battle royale where they clear dungeons, complete quests and slay other players in a race to score the most points.  The winners are instant celebrities, and it's time Bash the Berserker joined their ranks. One win away from going pro, his dreams of fame, fortune and that iced coffee sponsorship are finally coming true...until he’s kicked off his team mere hours before registrations close.  With everything on the line, Bash manages to cobble together a new rag-tag team. A washed-up semi-pro who hates his guts, a talented analyst who’s never actually competed and a streamer whose ego is only surpassed by her love of throwing swords.  Oh, and if they want to earn their glory, Bash will have to trade in his war hammer and play as a three-foot-tall, tree-hugging elf.... 

©2021 Alex Knight (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

Author: Alex Knight
Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
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Essential Truths for Teachers

1 rating

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Teachers deal with change on a regular basis, but there are some principles at the core of teaching that remain constant and that have the biggest impact on student achievement. In this inspiring book from Danny Steele, creator of the popular Steele Thoughts blog, and Todd Whitaker, best-selling author and speaker, you’ll learn how to focus on the most important things in the classroom, not just the 'current' things.  The authors reveal essential truths that will make you a more effective educator in areas such as student relationships, classroom management and classroom culture. The strategies are presented in digestible chunks, perfect for book studies, in-service sessions, mentorship meetings and other learning formats. With the inspiring anecdotes and insights in this book, you’ll be reminded of your greater purpose - making a difference in students’ lives.

©2019 Taylor & Francis (P)2019 Taylor & Francis

Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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How to Build a Billion Dollar App

11 ratings

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The ultimate guide to building an app-based business - now revised and updated Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel, and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history. In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success. Berkowski draws exclusively on the inside stories of the billion-dollar app club members, including Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Candy Crush and Uber, to provide all the information you need to create your own spectacularly successful mobile business. He guides you through each step, from an idea scribbled on the back of an envelope through to finding a cofounder, building a team and attracting (and keeping) millions of users, all the way through to juggling the pressures of being CEO of a billion-dollar company (and still staying ahead of the competition). If you've ever dreamed of quitting your nine-to-five job to launch your own company, or if you're a gifted developer, a seasoned entrepreneur or just intrigued by mobile technology, How to Build a Billion Dollar App will show you what it really takes to create your own billion-dollar mobile business.

©2014 George Berkowski (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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The Widening Gyre

Summary

Eight hundred years ago, the Zhen Empire discovered a broken human colony ship drifting in the fringes of their space. The Zhen gave the humans a place to live and folded them into their Empire as a client state. But it hasn't been easy. Not all Zhen were eager to welcome another species into their Empire, and humans have faced persecution. For hundreds of years, human languages and history were outlawed subjects, as the Zhen tried to mold humans into their image. Earth and the cultures it nourished for millennia are forgotten, little more than legends.  One of the first humans to be allowed to serve in the Zhen military, Tajen Hunt became a war hero at the Battle of Elkari, the only human to be named an official Hero of the Empire. He was given command of a task force, and sent to do the Empire's bidding in their war with the enigmatic Tabrans. But when he failed in a crucial mission, causing the deaths of millions of people, he resigned in disgrace and faded into life on the fringes as a lone independent pilot.  When Tajen discovers his brother, Daav, has been killed by agents of the Empire, he, his niece, and their newly-hired crew set out to finish his brother's quest: to find Earth, the legendary homeworld of humanity. What they discover will shatter 800 years of peace in the Empire, and start a war that could be the end of the human race.

©2019 Flame Tree Publishing (P)2019 Flame Tree Publishing

Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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What Great Teachers Do Differently

Summary

What are the beliefs and behaviors that set great teachers apart? In this internationally renowned best seller, Todd Whitaker reveals 19 keys to becoming more effective in the classroom. This essential third edition features new sections on why it’s about more than relationships, how to focus on a consistent, engaging learning environment, and the importance of choosing the right mode - business, parent, child - to improve your classroom management. Perfect for educators at any level of experience, for independent reading or for schoolwide book studies, this practical book will leave you feeling inspired and ready to do the things that matter most for the people who matter most - your students.

©2020 Todd Whitaker (P)2020 Taylor & Francis

Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
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Why It's OK to Want to Be Rich

1 rating

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Finger-wagging moralizers say the love of money is the root of all evil. They assume that making a lot of money requires exploiting others and that the best way to wash off the resulting stain is to give a lot of it away. In Why It’s OK to Want to Be Rich, Jason Brennan shows that the moralisers have it backwards. He argues that, in general, the more money you make, the more you already do for others and that even an average wage earner is productively "giving back" to society just by doing her job. In addition, wealth liberates us to have the best chance of leading a life that’s authentically our own. Brennan also demonstrates how money-based societies create nicer, more trustworthy and more cooperative citizens. And in another chapter that takes on the new historians of capitalism, Brennan argues that wealthy nations became wealthy because of their healthy institutions, not from their horrific histories of slavery or colonialism. While writing that the more money one has, the more one should help others, Brennan also notes that we weren’t born into a perpetual debt to society. It’s okay to get rich and it’s okay to enjoy being rich, too.

©2020 Jason Brennan (P)2020 Taylor & Francis

Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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Un-American

2 ratings

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Bloomsbury presents Un-American by Erik Edstrom, read by Christopher Ragland. A manifesto about America’s unchallenged war machine, from an Afghanistan veteran and new kind of military hero. Before engaging in war, Erik Edstrom asks us to imagine three rarely imagined scenarios: first, imagine your own death. Second, imagine war from 'the other side'. Third, imagine what might have been if the war had never been fought. Pursuing these realities through his own combat experience, Erik reaches the unavoidable conclusion about America at war. But that realization came too late - the damage had been done. Erik Edstrom grew up in suburban Massachusetts with an idealistic desire to make an impact, ultimately leading him to the gates of West Point. Five years later, he was deployed to Afghanistan as an infantry Lieutenant. Throughout his military career, he confronted atrocities, buried his friends, wrestled with depression and struggled with an understanding that the war he fought in, and the youth he traded to prepare for it, was in contribution to a bitter truth: the War on Terror is not just a tragedy, but a crime. The deeper tragedy is that our country lacks the courage and conviction to say so. Un-American is a hybrid of social commentary and memoir that exposes how blind support for war exacerbates the problems it’s intended to resolve, devastates the people allegedly being helped and diverts assets from far larger threats like climate change. Un-American is a revolutionary act, offering a blueprint for redressing America’s relationship with patriotism, the military and military spending.

©2020 Erik Edstrom (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Author: Erik Edstrom
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
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Blood, Metal and Dust

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Bloomsbury presents Blood, Metal and Dust by Ben Barry, read by Christopher Ragland. From the high-ranking officer who wrote the still-classified British military analysis of the war in Iraq comes the authoritative history of two conflicts which have overshadowed the beginning of the 21st century. Inextricably linked to the ongoing ‘War on Terror’, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan dominated more than a decade of international politics and their influence is felt to this day. Blood, Metal and Dust is the first military history to offer a comprehensive overview of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, providing in-depth accounts of the operations undertaken by both US and UK forces. Brigadier Ben Barry explores the wars which shaped the modern Middle East, providing a detailed narrative of operations as they unfolded. With unparalleled access to official military accounts and extensive contacts in both the UK and the US militaries, Brigadier Barry is uniquely placed to tell the story of these controversial conflicts and offers a rounded account of the international campaigns which irrevocably changed the global geopolitical landscape.

©2020 Ben Barry (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Author: Ben Barry
Category: History, Middle East
Length: 21 hrs and 13 mins
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Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy

Summary

Former Google advertising strategist, now Oxford-trained philosopher James Williams launches a plea to society and to the tech industry to help ensure that the technology we all carry with us every day does not distract us from pursuing our true goals in life. As information becomes ever more plentiful, the resource that is becoming more scarce is our attention. In this "attention economy", we need to recognize the fundamental impacts of our new information environment on our lives in order to take back control. 

Drawing on insights ranging from Diogenes to contemporary tech leaders, Williams' thoughtful and impassioned analysis is sure to provoke discussion and debate. Williams is the inaugural winner of the nine dots prize, a new prize for creative thinking that tackles contemporary social issues.

©2018 James Williams (P)2019 James Williams

Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
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Why We Get Mad: How to Use Your Anger for Positive Change

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What is anger? Who is allowed to be angry? How can we manage our anger? How can we use it? It might seem like a day doesn’t go by without some troubling explosion of anger, whether we’re shouting at the kids, or the TV, or the driver ahead who’s slowing us down. In this audiobook, the first of its kind, Dr. Ryan Martin draws on 20 years plus of research, as well as his own childhood experience of an angry parent, to take an all-round view on this often-challenging emotion. It explains exactly what anger is, why we get angry, how our anger hurts us as well as those around us, and how we can manage our anger and even channel it into positive change. It also explores how race and gender shape society’s perceptions of who is allowed to get angry. Dr. Martin offers questionnaires, emotion logs, control techniques and many other tools to help listeners understand better what pushes their buttons and what to do with angry feelings when they arise. It shows how to differentiate good anger from bad anger, and reframe anger from being a necessarily problematic experience in our lives to being a fuel that energizes us to solve problems, release our creativity, and confront injustice.

©2021 Dr Ryan Martin (P)2021 Watkins Publishing

Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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I Still Dream

Summary

1997. Seventeen-year-old Laura Bow has invented a rudimentary artificial intelligence and named it Organon. At first it's intended to be a sounding board for her teenage frustrations, a surrogate best friend; but as she grows older, Organon grows with her.    As the world becomes a very different place, technology changes the way we live, love and die; massive corporations develop rival intelligences to Laura's, ones without safety barriers or morals; and Laura is forced to decide whether to share her creation with the world.    If it falls into the wrong hands, she knows, its power could be abused. But what if Organon is the only thing that can stop humanity from hurting itself irreparably?    I Still Dream is a powerful tale of love, loss and hope, a frightening, heartbreakingly human look at who we are now - and who we can be, if we only allow ourselves.    

©2018 James Smythe (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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The Fall of Deadworld

1 rating

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Brought to you by Penguin.   Cometh the hour, cometh the fall in time, the whole world will be a graveyard, a charnel pit for billions. In time, a tiny few will be all that remains, fighting back against the terrible, rotting 'greys' until none are left. In time, the Dark Judges will rule unquestioned over an empty world. But before the end of Deadworld must come the fall....

©2020 Matt Smith (P)2020 Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing

Author: Matt Smith
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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Dead Man's Blues

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Summary

Chicago, 1928. In the stifling summer heat, three disturbing events take place: a clique of city leaders is poisoned, a white gangster is found mutilated and a famous heiress vanishes without a trace. Detectives Michael Talbot and Ida Davis are hired to find the missing heiress, but it proves harder than expected, and so Ida must elicit the help of her friend Louis Armstrong. But will any of them find the answers they need in the capital of jazz, booze and corruption?

©2016 Ray Celestin (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Author: Ray Celestin
Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
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The Last Coin

Summary

Two thousand years ago there lived a man who sold some valuable information for a fee of 30 silver coins. His name was Judas Iscariot, and he is no longer with us. The coins, however, still exist - and still hold an elusive power over all who claim them. Like Andrew, whose attempts at innkeeping bring in stranger business than he ever expected. And Aunt Naomi, whose most-prized family heirloom is a silver spoon - with a curiously ancient-looking engraving. And especially old Mr Pennyman, who is only five silver coins short of immortality... Jules Pennyman is on a mission - a quest for the 30 pieces of silver of Judas Iscariot. Other novels by this author include The Digging Leviathan, Land of Dreams, and Homunculus, the latter winning him the Philip K. Dick Award.

©1988 James P. Blaylock (P)2014 Audible Studios

Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
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