An outstanding array - 52 pieces in all - of selected fiction from the multiple-award-winning, number-one New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, curated by his fans around the world, and introduced with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James Spanning Gaimanâs career to date, TheÂ Neil Gaiman Reader is a captivating collection from one of the worldâs most beloved writers, chosen by those who know his work best: his devoted fans.Â A brilliant representation of Gaiman's groundbreaking, entrancing, endlessly imaginative fiction, this captivating volume includes excerpts from each of his five novels for adults - Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane - and nearly 50 of his short stories.Â Impressive in its depth and range, TheÂ Neil Gaiman Reader is both an entryway to Gaimanâs oeuvre and a literary trove Gaiman fans old and new will return to many times over.Â Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.Â PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â Â
Â©2020 Neil Gaiman; Foreword copyright (c) 2020 by Marlon James; Preface copyright 2020 by Neil Gaiman (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
What is the definition of a narcissist? How did you ever get sucked into a relationship with one? Why do you feel so loved one moment, then helpless the next? Could you be in a narcissistic relationship? Or, are you justifying the acts of an abusive partner who actually can change? All these questions are answered inside this book. While diving into the world of narcissistic relationships, you will learn from the information provided to you in this book:Â What a narcissistic relationship is How to co-parent with a narcissist What steps to take to ensure your child will not develop NPD What ending a relationship with a narcissist looks like and what you can expect How to recover from the aftermath of the relationship How to counteract their hoovering techniques Steps to a brighter future after your relationship has ended And much, much more. The one thing that is explained thoroughly throughout this nook is that you always have control, even when it doesnât feel like it. Your mind may be altered, your reality distorted, but you have the ability to take back your life. So, where do you go from here? What part of the relationships stage are you in right now? Can narcissists change or get help for their disorder? The answers to every question you have ever asked about narcissistic relationships are held inside this book.Â Donât be a victim of narcissistic abuse. Get out of your shell and find the road to success, because you and only you can define who you are and who you are going to be. The choice is yours - find out how right now.
Â©2019 Lindsay Travis (P)2019 Lindsay Travis
A. C. Arthur presents Book 3 in the Legion series. Contains mature themes.
Â©2021 Artist Arthur (P)2021 Tantor
In 2006, Mary Turner Thomsonâs world shattered when she discovered her husband Will was a bigamist, con man and convicted sex offender. Unbeknownst to her, this would be the start of a bold new chapter in her life, fighting to protect other women from his heartless gaslighting campaigns - and putting a stop to his endless deception. Mary thought her story would end with the revelation that Will in fact had several families - and numerous children. But when she discovered that he had continued to prey on new victims, she vowed to turn his betrayal into a force for good. On her mission to protect these women and others, Mary also learned more about the psychopathy behind Willâs duplicitous behaviour. Teaming up with his newest fiancÃ©e in the US, Mary attempts to put an end to Willâs devastating activities. But will she and her fellow victims succeed in their ultimate goal: to bring down Will Jordan forever? Mary Turner Thomson began telling her story in her first book, The Bigamist. Now, in The Psychopath, she delves deeper into Will's betrayal, telling an entirely new story of how she moved on, and helped others do the same.
Â©2021 Mary Turner Thomson. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
To save her, he'll sacrifice everything. Born a dream reaper, Steele Ezo, a powerful half-dragon, half-human, is struggling to find his place in the Drakon hierarchy. He is ready to accept his fate until he realizes the next victim on the Reaper's hit list is the sexy thief that's caught his eye. She's supposed to die. He's forbidden stop it. But their inexplicable connection makes it impossible to step aside. Abandoned by her family and abused by local enforcers, Ravyn Walsh lives life on her own terms. She's created an underground sanctuary for the oppressed citizens of Burgess, and she needs funds to keep it running. When a lucrative job - stealing an ancient dagger - lands in her lap, she doesn't hesitate, not even when a smoldering tattooed stranger attempts to stop her. A dagger that can raise the dead is a powerful tool - one that could change the course of history. As they fight to keep the dagger out of the wrong hands, Ravyn will be forced to embrace the truth of her heritage, while Steele will find himself torn between saving a life that isn't meant to be saved and denouncing the power he was born to wield. Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 AC Arthur (P)2020 Tantor
The sixth book in the thrilling, action-packed, New York Times best-selling I Am Number Four series. For years the Garde have fought the Mogadorians in secret. Now all of that has changed. The invasion has begun. If the Garde can't find a way to stop the Mogs, humanity will suffer the same fate as the Lorien: annihilation. There is still hope. When the Elders sent the Garde to Earth, they had a plan - one the Garde are finally starting to understand. In the climax of The Revenge of Seven, a group of the Garde traveled to an ancient pyramid in Mexico known to their people as the Sanctuary. There they awoke a power that had been hidden within our planet for generations. Now this power can save the world...or destroy it. It will all depend on who wields it.
Â©2015 Pittacus Lore (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
"Bold, provocative...illuminates why we're having fewer babies, the middle class is stagnating, unemployment is shifting, and new powers are rising." (Adam Grant) The world is changing drastically before our eyes - will you be prepared for what comes next? A groundbreaking analysis from one of the world's foremost experts on global trends, including analysis on how COVID-19 will amplify and accelerate each of these changes.Â Once upon a time, the world was neatly divided into prosperous and backward economies. Babies were plentiful, workers outnumbered retirees, and people aspiring towards the middle class yearned to own homes and cars. Companies didn't need to see any further than Europe and the United States to do well. Printed money was legal tender for all debts, public and private. We grew up learning how to "play the game", and we expected the rules to remain the same as we took our first job, started a family, saw our children grow up, and went into retirement with our finances secure.Â That world - and those rules - are over.Â By 2030, a new reality will take hold, and before you know it: There will be more grandparents than grandchildrenÂ The middle class in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will outnumber the US and Europe combinedÂ The global economy will be driven by the non-Western consumer for the first time in modern historyÂ There will be more global wealth owned by women than menÂ There will be more robots than workersÂ There will be more computers than human brainsÂ There will be more currencies than countriesÂ All these trends, currently underway, will converge in the year 2030 and change everything you know about culture, the economy, and the world.Â According to Mauro F. Guillen, the only way to truly understand the global transformations underway - and their impacts - is to think laterally. That is, using "peripheral vision", or approaching problems creatively and from unorthodox points of view. Rather than focusing on a single trend - climate change or the rise of illiberal regimes, for example - Guillen encourages us to consider the dynamic inter-play between a range of forces that will converge on a single tipping point - 2030 - that will be, for better or worse, the point of no return.Â 2030 is both a remarkable guide to the coming changes and an exercise in the power of "lateral thinking", thereby revolutionizing the way you think about cataclysmic change and its consequences. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's PressÂ PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2020 Mauro F. Guillen (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
One of theÂ Wall Street Journal'sÂ Ten Best Books of the Year AÂ Washington PostÂ Notable Book A Christian Science Monitor and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2020 Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Abraham Lincoln Prize and theÂ Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award "A marvelous cultural biography that captures Lincoln in all his historical fullness...using popular culture in this way, to fill out the context surrounding Lincoln, is what makes Mr. Reynolds's biography so different and so compelling.... Where did the sympathy and compassion expressed in [Lincoln's] Second Inaugural - 'With malice toward none; with charity for all' - come from? This big, wonderful book provides the richest cultural context to explain that, and everything else, about Lincoln." (Gordon Wood, Wall Street Journal) From one of the great historians of 19th-century America, a revelatory and enthralling new biography of Lincoln, many years in the making, that brings him to life within his turbulent age David S. Reynolds, author of the Bancroft Prize-winning cultural biography of Walt Whitman and many other iconic works of 19th-century American history, understands the currents in which Abraham Lincoln swam as well as anyone alive. His magisterial biography Abe is the product of full-body immersion into the riotous tumult of American life in the decades before the Civil War. It was a country growing up and being pulled apart at the same time, with a democratic popular culture that reflected the country's contradictions. Lincoln's lineage was considered auspicious by Emerson, Whitman, and others who prophesied that a new man from the West would emerge to balance North and South. From New England Puritan stock on his father's side and Virginia Cavalier gentry on his mother's, Lincoln was linked by blood to the central conflict of the age. And an enduring theme of his life, Reynolds shows, was his genius for striking a balance between opposing forces. Lacking formal schooling but with an unquenchable thirst for self-improvement, Lincoln had a talent for wrestling and bawdy jokes that made him popular with his peers, even as his appetite for poetry and prodigious gifts for memorization set him apart from them through his childhood, his years as a lawyer, and his entrance into politics. No one can transcend the limitations of their time, and Lincoln was no exception. But what emerges from Reynolds's masterful reckoning is a man who at each stage in his life managed to arrive at a broader view of things than all but his most enlightened peers. As a politician, he moved too slowly for some and too swiftly for many, but he always pushed toward justice while keeping the whole nation in mind. Abe culminates, of course, in the Civil War, the defining test of Lincoln and his beloved country. Reynolds shows us the extraordinary range of cultural knowledge Lincoln drew from as he shaped a vision of true union, transforming, in Martin Luther King, Jr.'s words, "the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood."Â Abraham Lincoln did not come out of nowhere. But if he was shaped by his times, he also managed at his life's fateful hour to shape them to an extent few could have foreseen. Ultimately, this is the great drama that astonishes us still, and that Abe brings to fresh and vivid life. The measure of that life will always be part of our American education.
Â©2020 David S. Reynolds (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Chance Washington only has a few things on his mind when he embarks on a trip back to his hometown. Completing the assignment for work that's sending him there in the first place, helping his mom make progress on her fixer-upper home, and catching up with some of his best friends who he doesn't get to see often enough. What is not a part of those plans is hooking up with the little sister of one of his best friends. But it doesn't take long for him to realize that just because you walk into a game with a strategy doesn't always mean things are going to go as planned.Â Â Londyn Miller isn't looking for a relationship; a casual fling is more her thing after blowing through the limited dating options in her hometown. But when a handsome - familiar - face returns to town for an extended stay, the decision to pursue him for a little fun is an easy one; as long as she's sure not to let that fun turn into real feelings while also managing to keep it all from her overprotective big brother.Â Â Just like Chance, Londyn quickly learns that plans and strategy can only get you so far before you're forced to make in-game adjustments.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Alexandra Warren (P)2019 Tantor
Activists, pundits, politicians, and the press frequently proclaim today's digitally mediated racial justice activism the new civil rights movement. As Charlton D. McIlwain shows in this book, the story of racial justice movement organizing online is much longer and varied than most people know. Beginning with the simultaneous rise of civil rights and computer revolutions in the 1960s, McIlwain, for the first time, chronicles the long relationship between African Americans, computing technology, and the Internet. In turn, he argues that the forgotten figures who worked to make black politics central to the Internet's birth and evolution paved the way for today's explosion of racial justice activism.Â From the 1960s to present, the book examines how computing technology has been used to neutralize the threat that black people pose to the existing racial order, but also how black people seized these new computing tools to build community, wealth, and wage a war for racial justice.Â Through archival sources and the voices of many of those who lived and made this history, Black Software centralizes African Americans' role in the Internet's creation and evolution, illuminating both the limits and possibilities for using digital technology to push for racial justice in the United States and across the globe.
Â©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk.
Â©2011 James H. Cone (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Monica Stephens never knew her birth mother. Raised by a strict but loving adoptive parent, she blossomed into a woman with a thriving career as a pediatrician and a family of her own. But sometimes, she wondered about her origins. Especially her biological mother. Until Grace arrives. Confessing to be the birth mother Monica had long wanted to meet, Grace quickly becomes an indispensable member of the Stephens household. Cooking their meals. Looking after the children. Comforting Monica when the family dog is inexplicably killed. Tending to Monica as she falls ill to a mysterious sickness that, every day, makes Monica look and feel older. Meanwhile, Grace is looking better. More vibrant. More youthful. More seductive.... Monica's husband, Troy, knows something is up. He launches an investigation into the woman who demands to be called "Nana" and has taken over his home. But the truth is beyond their wildest imaginings. It seems Grace has done this before....
Â©2018 Brandon Massey (P)2019 Tantor
Let Stephen Curry, Charles Barkley, Grant Hill, Reggie Miller, and more tell you what it was like to take the floor against one of the greatest of all time. With a foreword by Jerry West and a new tribute from the author about Kobeâs tragic death. When he entered the NBA in 1996 as a high-school star from Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, Kobe Bryant faced enormous expectations. No one can deny that he rose to the challenge. Today, Bryantâs status as a future Hall of Fame player is assured. During his stellar career, Bryant won five NBA championships; was a 17-time All-Star, NBA MVP, and two-time NBA Finals MVP. He led the league in scoring in 2006 and 2007. Now for the first time, hear stories from opponents, teammates, and players about what it was like to go against Kobe inÂ Remembering Kobe Bryant. Contributors include: Chris Webber Jeff Van Gundy Rick Barry Doc Rivers Dwayne Wade Draymond Green Giannis Antetokounmpo Russell Westbrook Carmelo Anthony And many more Kobe Bryant was the greatest basketball player of his generation - a former schoolboy prodigy whose moves are now imitated in gyms and playgrounds around the world.Â Remembering Kobe BryantÂ provides an unprecedented glimpse into what it was like to play against one of the best of all time.Â PLEASE NOTE:Â When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
Â©2016 Sean Deveney (P)2020 Oasis Audio
Since the night he made an ill-advised decision to commit a pair of revenge killings, Nick has made his living as a professional murderer. Early on, he dispensed with guilt or emotion. But after a routine hit gets messy, Nick gets sick, and the conscience he thought heâd killed, along with dozens of other marks, comes creeping back into his brain.
Now, Nickâs profession and life are on the line, and he has begun stalking a perfectly innocent couple to see if he can snuff them out without the slightest hint of remorse...or if the humanity he worked so hard to suppress is making up for lost time.
A dark noir novel about human connection and repentance, Nausea is the story of a sociopathic killer in a war with himself, a war in which the lives of an uninvolved couple hang in the balance.
Â©2016 Ed Kurtz (P)2018 David N. Wilson
A powerful exploration of Black achievement in a white world based on honest, provocative, and moving interviews with Black leaders, scientists, artists, activists, and champions. âI remember the day I realized I couldnât play a white guy as well as a white guy. It felt like a death sentence for my career.â When Chad Sanders landed his first job in lily white Silicon Valley, he quickly concluded that to be successful at work meant playing a certain social game. Each meeting was drenched in white slang and the privileged talk of international travel or folk concerts in San Francisco, which led Chad to believe he needed to emulate whiteness to be successful. So Chad changed. He changed his wardrobe, his behavior, his speech - everything that connected him with his Black identity.Â And while he finally felt included, he felt awful. So he decided to give up the charade. He reverted back to the methods he learned at the dinner table, or at the Black Baptist church where heâd been raised, or at the concrete basketball courts, barbershops, and summertime cookouts. And it paid off. Chad began to land more exciting projects. He earned the respect of his colleagues. Accounting for this turnaround, Chad believes, was something he calls Black Magic, namely resilience, creativity, and confidence forged in his experience navigating America as a Black man. Black Magic has emboldened his every step since, leading him to wonder: Was he alone in this discovery? Were there others who felt the same? In moving essays, Chad dives into his formative experiences to see if they might offer the possibility of discovering or honing this skill. He tests his theory by interviewing Black leaders across industries to get their take on Black Magic. The result is a revelatory and very necessary book. Black Magic explores Black experiences in predominantly white environments and demonstrates the risks of self-betrayal and the value of being yourself.
Â©2021 Chad Sanders. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
How do you deal with a childhood crush that you never grew out of? You don't. You force it back to the far recesses of your mind and push through, but it's never gone for long.Â Â Dominique has been drooling over AJ since she was a child. Time and proximity have done nothing to tamp down on this puppy love crush that has developed into mature longing. All she wants is a little piece of something with him, that's all, but when she gets that piece, will it be enough? Or is she willing to wait longer for his love?Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 AshleyNicole (P)2019 Tantor
Jayla Anthony had it all.Â At least, that's what it looked like from the outside. But from the inside looking out, she knew there was much more to life than her current situation. And when she decides to press the reset button on everything she thought she knew with her newly divorced status, her new occupation, and her move to a brand-new town, she hardly expects that to somehow end up including the young, handsome security guard from her company's building.Â Khalid Irving is a man on the come-up now that he's found a steady, good-paying job, a better living situation, and most importantly, a better outlook on life after a few years of no real direction. And now that he feels like he's on the right track, he's ready to pursue the woman who stole his attention the second she stepped into his building, even if that means he has to become her client first.Â Jayla knows the risk of mixing business and pleasure. Khalid knows how bad he wants her. And when the two finally get together, the chemistry is electric.Â But just because the fire is there, that doesn't mean there won't be a few tough lessons to learn along the way . . . . Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Alexandra Warren (P)2019 Tantor
The Year of the Pitcher is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series.Â Â In 1968, two remarkable pitchers would dominate the game as well as the broadsheets. One was black, the other white. Bob Gibson, together with the St. Louis Cardinals, embodied an entire generation's hope for integration at a heated moment in American history. Denny McLain, his adversary, was a crass self-promoter who eschewed the team charter and his Detroit Tigers teammates to zip cross-country in his own plane. For one season, the nation watched as these two men and their teams swept their respective league championships to meet at the World Series. Gibson set a major league record that year with a 1.12 ERA. McLain won more than 30 games in 1968, a feat not achieved since 1934 and untouched since. Together, the two have come to stand as iconic symbols, giving the fans The Year of the Pitcher and changing the game.
Â©2017 Sridhar Pappu (P)2018 Tantor
Seth Garrett's family taught him that anything less than the best simply isn't an option. Now he's out to prove he can be the most successful Garrett - and Rachel McNeal fits the bill. She's pretty, hard-working, good in bed - and willing to finance his dreams. He thinks she's perfect wife material - until he meets her relatives and discovers they're far from perfect. No problem, Seth's got a replacement lined up to give him the good life he's entitled to... Steady and sensible, Rachel always believed the best about people. She thought Seth was the man of her dreams. But she can deal with the hurt and move on. Until she discovers the true reason Seth dumped her - and just how deep his contempt for her runs. She's done forgiving, much less forgetting. And taking his world apart piece by piece is only the beginning of her long-game payback...
Â©2015 Mary Monroe (P)2020 Tantor
The riveting story of four men - Larry Doby, Bill Veeck, Bob Feller, and Satchel Paige - whose improbable union on the Cleveland Indians in the late 1940s would shape the immediate postwar era of Major League Baseball and beyond. In July 1947, not even three months after Jackie Robinson debuted on the Brooklyn Dodgers, snapping the color line that had segregated Major League Baseball, Larry Doby would follow in his footsteps on the Cleveland Indians. Though Doby, as the second Black player in the majors, would struggle during his first summer in Cleveland, his subsequent turnaround in 1948 from benchwarmer to superstar sparked one of the wildest and most meaningful seasons in baseball history. In intimate, absorbing detail, Luke Epplin's Our Team traces the story of the integration of the Cleveland Indians and their quest for a World Series title through four key participants: Bill Veeck, an eccentric and visionary owner adept at exploding fireworks on and off the field; Larry Doby, a soft-spoken, hard-hitting pioneer whose major-league breakthrough shattered stereotypes that so much of white America held about Black ballplayers; Bob Feller, a pitching prodigy from the Iowa cornfields who set the template for the athlete as businessman; and Satchel Paige, a legendary pitcher from the Negro Leagues whose belated entry into the majors whipped baseball fans across the country into a frenzy. Together, as the backbone of a team that epitomized the postwar American spirit in all its hopes and contradictions, these four men would captivate the nation by storming to the World Series - all the while rewriting the rules of what was possible in sports. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books "Epplinâs epic saga is simultaneously a riveting drama and a searing portrait of the racism that plagued baseball for decades. This sharp and well-documented history will be a hit with baseball lovers and general interest readers alike." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)
Â©2021 Luke Epplin (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
He's sworn to protect the very entity she was born to kill... Next in line for the Drakon throne, Theo Masters is the most powerful half human, half dragon in the world. Royal power is the last thing he wants, however. He lives as a human and runs the Legion Security Company. But his new client - a mysterious, beautiful human from a small African village - and the unknown danger she faces may forever change the quiet life that he's chosen. Shola N'Gara exists to kill the dark spirit that is attempting to demolish her people. It's her purpose and her destiny. The gorgeous protector who taunts her with his sexy voice and body is not - especially after he shifts into a magnificent black dragon with turquoise eyes. A rise in demon activity and the brutal murders Theo's agents have been reporting start to add up. Someone is making a play, and it's big enough to change the course of the world as they know it. Now Shola must choose between her destiny and her heart. And Theo must decide if standing by the woman he's fallen in love with is worth facing his father in a battle to the death. Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Artist Arthur (P)2019 Tantor
Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the 18 African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South. Set against the turbulent backdrop of a segregated United States, sixteen black men and two black women are torn between boycotting the Olympic Games in Nazi Germany or participating. If they go, they would represent a country that considered them second-class citizens and would compete amid a strong undercurrent of Aryan superiority that considered them inferior. Yet, if they stayed, would they ever have a chance to prove them wrong on a global stage? To be better than anyone ever expected? Five athletes, full of discipline and heart, guide listeners through this harrowing and inspiring journey. Thereâs a young and sometimes feisty Tidye Pickett from Chicago, whose lithe speed makes her the first African American woman to compete in the Olympic Games; a quiet Louise Stokes from Malden, Massachusetts, who breaks records across the Northeast with humble beginnings training on railroad tracks. We find Mack Robinson in Pasadena, California, setting an example for his younger brother, Jackie Robinson; and the unlikely competitor Archie Williams, a lanky book-smart teen in Oakland takes home a gold medal. Then thereâs Ralph Metcalfe, born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, who becomes the wise and fierce big brother of the group. Drawing on over five years of research, Draper and Thrasher bring to life a timely story of perseverance and the will to beat unsurmountable odds. From burning crosses set on the Robinsonsâs lawn to a Pennsylvania small town on fire with praise and parades when the athletes return from Berlin, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is full of emotion, grit, political upheaval, and the American dream. Capturing a powerful and untold chapter of history, the narrative is also a celebration of the courage, commitment, and accomplishments of these talented athletes and their impact on race, sports and inclusion around the world.Â
Â©2020 Deborah Riley Draper, Blair Underwood, and Travis Thrasher (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio
This âsuperbly researched and engagingâ (The Wall Street Journal) true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South - and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice belongs âalongside the work of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edward P. Jones, and Toni Morrisonâ (Jane Kamensky, professor of American history at Harvard University).Â Philadelphia, 1825: Five young, free Black boys fall into the clutches of the most fearsome gang of kidnappers and slavers in the US. Lured onto a small ship with the promise of food and pay, they are instead met with blindfolds, ropes, and knives. Over four long months, their kidnappers drive them overland into the Cotton Kingdom to be sold as slaves. Determined to resist, the boys form a tight brotherhood as they struggle to free themselves and find their way home. Their ordeal - an odyssey that takes them from the Philadelphia waterfront to the marshes of Mississippi and then onward still - shines a glaring spotlight on the Reverse Underground Railroad, a black-market network of human traffickers and slave traders who stole away thousands of legally free African Americans from their families in order to fuel slaveryâs rapid expansion in the decades before the Civil War. Impeccably researched and breathlessly paced, Stolen tells the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America. âRigorously researched, heartfelt, and dramatically concise, Bellâs investigation illuminates the role slavery played in the systemic inequalities that still confront Black Americans.â (Booklist)
Â©2019 Richard Bell (P)2019 Simon & Schuster
Folk magic conjurer and root worker Orion Foxwood invites you to take a walk through his native Appalachia, through moonlit orchards and rural farms, to the dark of the crossroads. From the oral tradition of his ancestors to the voices of the spirits themselves, Foxwood brings listeners the secrets of Southern magic: Working by the signs (the ability to synchronize work such as farming, fertility, and orcharding) Faith healing Settling the light (candle magic) Doctoring the root (the ability to use herbs, roots, stones, or animal parts for magic or for clearing, cleansing, and blessing a person) Praying or dreaming true (blessings of spirit/God to a person, place, or thing as well as prophetic or predictive dreaming) Blessing or cursing
Â©2012 Orion Foxwood (P)2021 Tantor
Transform yourself now using hypnosis! Are you looking for ways to alleviate stress and anxiety? Have you looked and found nothing that seems to work? Are you looking for a solution? Look no further! My book will answer all your questions! In my book, I will show you how you can use hypnosis to relieve stress and anxiety and how to beat depression by yourself! Having experience teaching this for last 20 years, I know how important creating a good base to keep yourself on track is and you will find this out in this book, I have a lot to share with you. The methods I provide have been proven to be the most effective if performed correctly! I will guide you step by step on how to train yourself to hypnotize yourself and others! There is no better feeling then being happy and knowing how to keep yourself that way. Having experienced the highs and lows like any other person I have had to use my own techniques to bring myself out of depression and keeping myself from returning to that state. My years of trial and error have gone into this book and you won't find another guide like this on the market! If you believe in yourself you can do anything. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Hypnosis: The Basics How Hypnosis Works What Benefits Can You Get from Hypnosis? How Hypnosis Helps Cure Depression, Anxiety and Stress and Bring Happiness How To Prepare Yourself For A Hypnosis Session To Guarantee Greater Effectiveness How To Hypnotize Yourself To Fight Depression Am I Hypnotized Yet? How to Know If You Are in a Trance and How to Get Out FAQ about Hypnosis Much, much more!
Â©2015 Richard Cooper (P)2016 Richard Cooper
FBI Agent Kristin Webster has spent the last eight years tracking and taking down the worst of humanity. Sheâs seen too much to believe she could ever trust a human man, but the promise of a perfect match through the Coalitionâs Interstellar Brides Program has her settling into the testing chair to be matched to her alien mate. But her match isnât a male from a distant planet, but two scarred Prillon warriors on the Colony. And when warriors begin to disappear, Kristin will take matters into her own hands.Â Captains Hunt and Tyran have been waiting too long for a mate to allow her to risk her life chasing evil. But their defiant little human wonât listen. They are determined to tame her, claim her, keep her safe...no matter the cost.
Â©2020 Grace Goodwin and KSA Publishing Consultants, Inc. (P)2020 KSA Publishing Consultants, Inc.
Grassroots Rising is a passionate call to action for the global body politic, providing practical solutions for how to survive - and thrive - in catastrophic times. Author Ronnie Cummins aims to educate and inspire citizens worldwide to organize and become active participants in preventing ecological collapse. This audiobook offers a blueprint for building and supercharging a grassroots regeneration movement based on consumer activism, farmer innovation, political change, and regenerative finance - embodied most recently by the proposed Green New Deal in the US. Cummins asserts that the solution lies right beneath our feet and at the end of our forks through the transformation of our broken food system. Using regenerative agriculture practices that restore our agricultural and grazing lands, we can sequester massive amounts of carbon in the soil. Coupled with an aggressive transition toward renewables, he argues that we have the power to not only mitigate and slow down climate change, but actually reverse global warming. In synergy with the Sunrise Movement and the growing support of a Green New Deal, Grassroots Rising will impact millions of conscious consumers, farmers, and the general public during the crucial 2020 election year and beyond. This audiobook shows that a properly organized and executed regeneration revolution can indeed offer realistic climate solutions while also meeting our everyday needs. If youâre wondering what you can do to help address the global climate crisis, joining the regeneration revolution might be the best first step. "Grassroots Rising is a 'good news' instructional book for Regeneration, a practical, shovel-ready plan of action for the United States and the world to transition to climate stability, peace, justice, health, prosperity, cooperation, and participatory democracy.â (Ronnie Cummins)
Â©2020 Ronnie Cummins (P)2020 Chelsea Green Publishing
An African American writer's concise, heartfelt take on the state of his nation, exploring the war between the values he has always held and the reality with which he is confronted in 21st-century America. In the tradition of James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time and Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me comes Clifford Thompson's What It Is. Thompson was raised to believe in treating every person of every color as an individual, and he decided as a young man that America, despite its history of racial oppression, was his home as much as anyone else's. As a middle-aged, happily married father of biracial children, Thompson finds himself questioning his most deeply held convictions when the race-baiting Donald Trump ascends to the presidency - elected by whites, whom Thompson had refused to judge as a group, and who make up the majority in this country Thompson had called his own. In the grip of contradictory emotions, Thompson turns for guidance to the wisdom of writers he admires while knowing that the answers to his questions about America ultimately lie in America itself. Through interviews with a small but varied group of Americans he hears sharply divergent opinions about what is happening in the country while trying to find his own answers - conclusions based not on conventional wisdom or on what he would like to believe, but on what he sees.
Â©2021 Clifford Thompson (P)2021 Scribd Audio
âPowerful memoir...Fordâs thought-provoking narrative tells the story of African-American pride and perseverance.â (Publisherâs Weekly) âA masterful storyteller, Ford interweaves his personal story with the backdrop of the social movements unfolding at that time, providing a revealing insiderâs view of the tech industry...simultaneously informative and entertaining...A powerful, engrossing look at race and technology.â (Kirkus Review) In this thought-provoking and heartbreaking memoir, an award-winning writer tells the story of his father, John Stanley Ford, the first Black software engineer at IBM, revealing how racism insidiously affected his fatherâs view of himself and their relationship. In 1947, ThomasÂ J. Watson set out to find the best and brightest minds for IBM. At City College he met young accounting student John Stanley Ford and hired him to become IBMâs first Black software engineer. But not all of the companyâs White employees accepted a Black colleague and did everything in their power to humiliate, subvert, and undermine Ford. Yet Ford would not quit. Viewing the job as the opportunity of a lifetime, he comported himself with dignity and professionalism, and relied on his community and his "street smarts" to succeed. He did not know that his hiring was meant to distract from IBMâs dubious business practices, including its involvement in the Holocaust, eugenics, and apartheid. While Ford remained at IBM, it came at great emotional cost to himself and his family, especially his son Clyde. Overlooked for promotions he deserved, the embittered Ford began blaming his fate on his skin color and the notion that darker-skinned people like him were less intelligent and less capable - beliefs that painfully divided him and Clyde, who followed him to IBM two decades later. From his first day of work - with his wide-lapelled suit, bright red turtleneck, and huge afro - Clyde made clear he was different. Only IBM hadnât changed. As he, too, experienced the same institutional racism, Clyde began to better understand the subtle yet daring ways his father had fought back.
Â©2019 Clyde W. Ford (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Raised as a debutante, ladylike and reserved, London Jones has stepped into unknown territory. From the moment her life collided with a man who should've been off-limits, a bachelor with a hot reputation - staying out of his way was the sensible thing to do. However, she finds herself caught in a tangled web of passionate fervor whenever he comes near. So much so that her ability to place a barrier between them becomes a futile battle. The heart wants what it wants, and London's heart yearns for him. Borboleta... She was the impetus of his desire. The only one who captured his eye for more than a moment and beckoned his soul to blend in beautiful bliss with hers. For software engineer Kyle Valentine, his attempt to hold back the hedonism that struck whenever they were together threatened to be his undoing. His heart yearned to connect with London's soul, and soon he finds himself questioning if he's worthy of her love. But now that he's gotten next to London, determination becomes the motto for his pursuit and his ultimate will to hold on to her, forever. Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2021 Tantor
Following the path of Sebastien, Sean, and Benji Bennett isn't an easy feat. Too bad life has a way of dismantling your world, leaving you to figure things out on your own. Tavious is the youngest member of the Bennett family, making his way through a maze full of roadblocks. Is he ready to step into the footsteps of those who paved the way before him?Â He's a recent college graduate ready to take his profession by storm, but will he take this walk alone or have a willing companion by his side?
Â©2020 Donnia Marie (P)2021 Tantor
Jaxon's Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists is the first audiobook in the series, Just Imagine...What If There Were No Black People in the World? This fun children's chapter audiobook tells the story of Jaxon, a 10-year-old black boy who discovers and learns about several of the African American inventors and historical figures who have made a positive impact on our everyday lives. Kids experience black history in a magical story that brings history into the present. As educational as it is fun, this juvenile fiction fantasy is a great way for children to learn about the importance of black scientists, mathematicians, inventors, entrepreneurs, politicians, and much more. Just Imagine...What If There Were No Black People in the World? is a series written to inspire children to look beyond the norm and tap into their inner genius. It's there, we just have to help them find it. In this delightful and heartwarming audiobook, inventors pop into the present with distinct voices, music, and sound effects to make this already magical adventure into an extraordinary listening experience about black history for kids. Perfect audiobook for Black History Month!
Â©2017 Just Imagine Books & Services, LLC (P)2018 Just Imagine Books & Services, LLC
FBI Agent Alexander King has a special gift for catching vicious predators. He gets inside the twisted minds of psychopaths and hunts them down. However, this case in a small Georgia town is challenging his skills.Â A serial killer named the Angel Maker has kidnapped and killed six little Black girls. Local police did a lackluster investigation, thinking the girls were initially runaways. The Black community believes the case is racially motivated and that the force ignored all the clues. Tensions rise on both sides of town, threatening riots and more unrest.Â In steps FBI Agent Haven Barron. She happens to be from the town and knows most of the victimsâ parents. She believes she can catch the killer before he makes it to girl number seven. Alexander thinks sheâs a beautiful distraction who could get in the way. Headstrong and determined to save her town, Haven thinks he can keep his opinions to himself. Itâs a rough start with these two unwilling partners. Still, they race to find the murderer, discovering terrifying clues and unraveling shocking secrets from the townâs past. But as this pair spends more time together, sparks fly and a forbidden attraction looms between them. Meanwhile, the psycho is watching them both. Can they catch this killer? Or will the Angel Maker grab them?
Â©2020 Kenya Wright (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
God has given believers the ability to speak as He spoke, causing things that were not to be. The believerâs voice pulls, roots out, throws down, destroys, and builds up and plants (Jeremiah 1:10). When we speak according to the Spirit of God, our voices bring heaven to earth. When we open our mouths, heaven is speaking. When we prophesy, heaven is speaking. When we speak by the Spirit of God, heaven is speaking. No matter how much it seems like hell is raging, when we open our mouths and speak Godâs Word, heaven comes.Â In Activate Heaven, John Eckhardt shows you how to use your voice to advance Godâs agenda in the earth and equips you to stand against everything the enemy uses to silence your voice, from depression and confusion to sickness, pain, and rejection. The enemy would like nothing more than to silence the church. But when we open our mouths, the sick get healed, demons flee, miracles and finances are released, resulting in situations turned around. Speaking the will of God - speaking forth that which is in heaven - is the essence of the prophetic. Therefore, itâs time to stop complaining and start prophesying. Itâs time to stop talking about how bad things are and begin to open our mouths and declare that as we speak heaven comes.Â Features and BenefitsÂ Reveals the power of a believerâs voice to promote the kingdom of God; bring healing, deliverance, and salvation; and preach the gospelÂ Explains how believers can reclaim their voice through deliverance from shame, rejection, fear, insecurity, condemnation, and abuses of various kindsÂ Guides you in using declarations and confessions to break your silence and release a new boldness to preach the gospel in the way God has uniquely commissioned you
Â©2021 John Eckhardt (P)2021 Charisma House
A large part of Goines' 39 years of life was spent being a successful pimp, a heif, an operator of corn liquor houses, an armed robber, and a small-time dope dealer. He lived the life of the streets, and out of that experience he created Prince, the anti-hero of Black Gangster. It's the story of the shocking underworld of Black organized crime and the fledgling Black "godfather" who goes from teenager ganglord to powerful Detroit mobster. Like the gangsters of the 1920s, he begins with bootlegging and branches out into every known crime.
Â©1977, 1991 Donald Goines (P)2020 Tantor
An energetic, lyrical, genre-defying account of the 2017 tennis season.Â Â In The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey, the award-winning poet - and Paris Review sports columnist - Rowan Ricardo Phillips chronicles 2017 as seen through the unique prism of its pivotal, revelatory, and historic tennis season. The annual tennis schedule is a rarity in professional sports in that it encapsulates the calendar year. And like the year, it's divided into four seasons, each marked by a final tournament: the Grand Slams.Â Â Phillips charts the year from winter's Australian Open, where Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal renewed their rivalry in a match for the ages, to fall's U.S. Open. Along the way, Phillips paints a new, vibrant portrait of tennis, one that captures not only the emotions, nerves, and ruthless tactics of the point-by-point game but also the quicksilver movement of victory and defeat on the tour, placing that sense of upheaval within a broader cultural and social context. Tennis has long been thought of as an escapist spectacle: a bucolic, separate bauble of life.Â Â Â The Circuit will convince you that you don't leave the world behind as you watch tennis - you bring it with you.
Â©2018 Rowan Ricardo Phillips (P)2019 Tantor
Zoe and Alf make each other promises before parting for separate colleges. Can they keep those promises? Zoe is forced into a world she doesnât understand, and a college far from home and her beloved family. Alf meets Sarah at school, but is forced to honor his promise to Zoe and keeps Sarah at bay, even though heâs attracted to her. Lucas Wright, the perfect gentleman, paves the way for Zoe at college, and while she feels something for Lucas, she holds the space in her heart for Alf. Will Zoe and Alf end up together? Or will Sarah and Lucas come to mean more to them than either of them can resist?
Â©2016 Barbara Goss (P)2018 Barbara Goss
Robert Johnson is the subject of the most famous myth about the blues: he allegedly sold his soul at the crossroads in exchange for his incredible talent, and this deal led to his death at age 27. But the actual story of his life remains unknown save for a few inaccurate anecdotes.Â Up Jumped the Devil is the result of over 50 years of research. Gayle Dean Wardlow has been interviewing people who knew Robert Johnson since the early 1960s, and he was the person who discovered Johnson's death certificate in 1967. Bruce Conforth began his study of Johnson's life and music in 1970 and made it his mission to fill in what was still unknown about him. In this definitive biography, the two authors relied on every interview, resource, and document, most of it material no one has seen before. As a result, this book not only destroys every myth that ever surrounded Johnson, but also tells a human story of a real person. It is the first book about Johnson that documents his years in Memphis, details his trip to New York, uncovers where and when his wife Virginia died and the impact this had on him, fully portrays the other women Johnson was involved with, and tells exactly how and why he died and who gave him the poison that killed him. Up Jumped the Devil will astonish blues fans who thought they knew something about Johnson.
Â©2019 Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
A sweeping, groundbreaking, and comprehensive treasury of the most essential presidential writings, featuring a richly varied mix of the beloved and the little-known, from stirring speeches and shrewd remarks to behind-the-scenes drafts and unpublished autobiographies. From the early years of our nationâs history, when George Washington wrote his humble yet powerful Farewell Address, to our current age, when Barack Obama delivered his moving speech on the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, Americaâs presidents have upheld a tradition of exceptional writing. Now, for the first time, the greatest presidential writings in history are united in one monumental treasury: the very best campaign orations, early autobiographies, presidential speeches, post-presidential reflections, and much more.Â Here, we see not only the words that shaped our nation, like Abraham Lincolnâs Emancipation Proclamation and Franklin D. Rooseveltâs Infamy speech, but also the words of young politicians claiming their place in our history, including excerpts from Woodrow Wilsonâs Congressional Government and Obamaâs career-making convention speech, and the words of mature leaders reflecting on their legacies, including John Adams' autobiography and Harry S. Trumanâs Memoirs. We even see hidden sides of the presidents that the public rarely glimpses: noted outdoorsman Teddy Rooseveltâs great passion for literature or sunny Ronald Reaganâs piercing childhood memories of escorting home his alcoholic father. Encompassing notable favorites like Lincolnâs Gettysburg Address and John F. Kennedyâs Inaugural Address as well as lesser-known texts like Thomas Jeffersonâs Notes on the State of Virginia and James Polkâs candid White House diary, The Best Presidential Writing showcases Americaâs presidents as thinkers, citizens, and leaders.Â More than simply a curation of essential presidential writings, this unique collection presents the story of America itself, told by its highest leaders. What is America? Who is America for? What will America become? Since our nationâs founding, different presidents have offered different answers. In their writings, we see frontiers expand, ideals transform, and novel ideas take root. Even the most famous speeches find new meanings or fresh connections when read in this sweeping context, making The Best Presidential Writing a trove full of insight and an essential historical document.Â
Â©2020 Craig Fehrman. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Even when he does good, he's bad....Â Â Detective Lazarus Dimas doesn't play by the rules. On the streets, he's a force to be reckoned with, a dangerous man with a badge and a gun. But he does have a soft spot - the sexy Assistant District Attorney Journey Ramsey. There is something about the woman he can't shake. She's irresistible and off-limits. At least that's what he keeps telling himself, but one kiss leads to others, and well...so much for limits.Â Â Â Journey plays by the rules normally. But she can't deny the sexual tension that sparks whenever Laz is near, even when he puts her professional integrity at risk. Laz is complex. The type of man fathers warn their daughters about. Yet there's a gentle, vulnerable side to him that he lets no one see except her, and she can't resist him.Â Â Â Can Laz prove he's the man for Journey before a reopened case exposes his true colors? Or will the danger they face show that the love they share knows no boundaries?
Â©2018 Sharon C. Cooper (P)2019 Tantor
Now a national best seller Performed by Reverend Al Sharpton. Rise Up audio concludes with the original recording of Rev. Sharptonâs eulogy for George Floyd in Houston, Texas. âThis man is a gift from God to the world. This book is a gift from Al Sharpton to us. Letâs appreciate them both.â (Michael Eric Dyson) Beginning with a foreword by Michael Eric Dyson and closing with Rev. Al Sharptonâs moving eulogy for George Floyd, Rise Up is a rousing call to action for our nation, drawing on lessons learned from Reverend Al Sharptonâs unique experience as a politician, television and radio host, and civil rights leader. Rise Up offers timeless lessons for anyone whoâs stood at the crossroads of their personal or political life, weighing their choices of how to proceed. When the young Alfred Charles Sharpton told his mother he wanted to be a preacher, little did he know that his journey would also lead him to prominence as a politician, founder of the National Action Network, civil rights activist, and television and radio talk-show host. His enduring ability and willingness to take on the political power structure makes him the preeminent voice for the modern era, a time unprecedented in its challenges. In Rise Up, Reverend Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election and Trumpâs subsequent hold on the GOP, and draws on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism, including Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and more. The time has come to take a hard look at our collective failures and shortcomings and reclaim our core values in order to build a clear and just path forward for America. Our nation today stands at a crossroads - and change canât wait. âFull of history, honesty, and valuable suggestions, Rise Up should be a staple in every home, school and library as an essential primer on civil and political rights in America.â (Martin Luther King, III) âIf you want to learn how to use your voice to change a nation, you should study closely this man - and this book.â (Van Jones) âMy Bed-Stuy (do or die) brother has been at the forefront of our battles again and again. From way back in da way back to this present revolution the world is in now, Rev. has been about Black Lives Matter from the jump, also at a time when it was not the most popular or hip thing to be about. I look forward, standing next to him, to see, to witness this new energy, this new day that is about to be in these United States of America.â (Spike Lee) Additional Content: NBC News Archives Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2020 Al Sharpton (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
She's a distraction he can't resist.... A spark ignites the moment security specialist Hamilton Crosby meets stuntwoman Dakota Sherrod. She's like no other woman he's ever met. But Hamilton never ignores his gut, and his gut tells him to stay clear of the enticing beauty.Â Â Â Dakota is an adrenaline junkie. Leaping off buildings and running through fire is just another day at the job. Hence, when she sets her sights on Hamilton, she goes after him full-force. Their attraction is fierce, but he thwarts her advances at every turn. He's the strong, silent type who operates by a set of rules, but he'll soon realize she rarely follows rules.Â Â Falling for Dakota catches Hamilton off guard. So does the fact that she's attached to part of his past. A past that indicted him with shame and loss. But when Dakota becomes the target of an unknown enemy, Hamilton stops at nothing to protect her. In turn, vindication is his reward, except it comes with complications.
Â©2018 Sharon C. Cooper (P)2019 Tantor
An award-winning journalist envisions the future of leadership, excellence, and prosperity in Black America with this "urgent and pathbreaking" work (Marc Lamont Hill).Â Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of Black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of Black leadership should look like and how we can get there.Â In Conversations in Black, Gordon brings together some of the most prominent voices in Black America today, including Stacey Abrams, Harry Belafonte, Charlamagne tha God, Michael Eric Dyson, Alicia Garza, Jemele Hill, Iyanla VanZant, Eric Holder, Killer Mike, Angela Rye, Al Sharpton, TI, and Maxine Waters, and so many more to answer questions about vital topics affecting our nation today, such as: Will the Black vote control the 2020 election? Do Black lives really matter? After Obama's presidency, are Black people better off? Are stereotypical images of people of color changing in Hollywood?Â How is "Black Girl Magic" changing the face of black America? Bombarded with media, music, and social media messages that enforce stereotypes of people of color, Gordon sets out to dispel what Black power and Black excellence really look like today and offers a way forward in a new age of Black prosperity and pride.Â
Â©2020 Ed Gordon (P)2020 Hachette Books
Donald Goines, one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century, has influenced many of today's urban writers with his gritty, realistic look at the streets. Now, his classic expose of a drug dealer's brutal rise to the top of Cocaine Mountain is available for the first time in audio to attract new audiences, as well as longtime fans of the legend himself. King David was determined to claw his way out of the mean streets of New York City any way he could. It didn't matter if that meant battering and robbing old people, conning the innocent, or even killing a kid's mother. Lacing cocaine with battery acid for revenge was acceptable, too. Ultimately, it meant leaving town. Now King's made it big and made his way back, flush with cash and a Cadillac. But he hasn't been forgotten - or forgiven. And when payback time hits, he's only got one wish - not to die alone.
Â©1974, 1991 Donald Goines (P)2020 Tantor
Written by a wrongfully convicted man who spent 16 years in solitary confinement and 12 years on death row, a powerful memoir about fighting for - and winning - exoneration. In the summer of 1992, a grandmother, a teenage girl, and four children under the age of 10 were beaten and stabbed to death in Somerville, Texas. The perpetrator set the house on fire to cover his tracks, deepening the heinousness of the crime and rocking the tiny community to its core. Authorities were eager to make an arrest. Five days later, Anthony Graves was in custody. Graves, then 26 years old and without an attorney, was certain that his innocence was obvious. He did not know the victims, he had no knowledge about the crime, and he had an airtight alibi with witnesses. There was also no physical evidence linking him to the scene. Yet Graves was indicted, convicted of capital murder, sentenced to death, and, over the course of 12 years on death row, given two execution dates. He was not freed for 18 years, two months, four days. Through years of suffering the whims of rogue prosecutors, vote-hungry district attorneys, and Texas State Rangers who played by their own rules, Graves was frequently exposed to the dire realities of being poor and black in the criminal justice system. He witnessed fellow inmates who became his friends and confidants be taken away, one by one, to their deaths. And he missed out on seeing his three young sons mature into men. Graves's only solace was his infinite hope that the state would not execute him for a crime he did not commit. To maintain his dignity and sanity, Graves made sure as many people as possible knew about his case. He wrote letters to whomever he thought would listen. Pen pals in countries all over the world became allies, and he attracted the attention of a savvy legal team that overcame setback after setback, chiseling away at the state's faulty case against him. Everyone's efforts eventually worked. After Graves's exoneration, the original prosecutor on his case was disbarred. Graves is one of a growing number of innocent people exonerated from death row. The moving account of his saga - of his ultimate fight for freedom from inside a prison cell - is as haunting as it is poignant, and as shameful to the legal system as it is inspiring to those on the losing end of it.
Â©2018 Anthony Graves (P)2018 Beacon Press
"Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown offers listeners both an insider's and a historical view of the workings of the U.S. Senate in this intriguing audiobook." (AudioFile Magazine) Since his election to the US Senate in 2006, Ohioâs Sherrod Brown has sat on the Senate floor at a mahogany desk with a proud history. In Desk 88, he tells the story of eight of the Senators who were there before him. Despite their flaws and frequent setbacks, each made a decisive contribution to the creation of a more just America. They range from Hugo Black, who helped to lift millions of American workers out of poverty, to Robert F. Kennedy, whose eyes were opened by an undernourished Mississippi child and who then spent the rest of his life afflicting the comfortable. Brown revives forgotten figures such as Idahoâs Glen Taylor, a singing cowboy who taught himself economics and stood up to segregationists, and offers new insights into George McGovern, who fought to feed the poor around the world even amid personal and political calamities. He also writes about Herbert Lehman of New York, Al Gore Sr. of Tennessee, Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island, and William Proxmire of Wisconsin. Together, these eight portraits in political courage tell a story about the triumphs and failures of the Progressive idea over the past century: in the 1930s and 1960s, and more intermittently since, politicians and the public have successfully fought against entrenched special interests and advanced the cause of economic or racial fairness. Today, these advances are in peril as employers shed their responsibilities to employees and communities, and a US president gives cover to bigotry. But the Progressive idea is not dead. Recalling his own career, Brown dramatizes the hard work and high ideals required to renew the social contract and create a new era in which Americans of all backgrounds can know the "dignity of work".
Â©2019 Sherrod Brown (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Learn how Fred Rogers, a minister and musician from Pennsylvania, became one of America's most beloved television personalities and everyone's favorite neighbor. Even though he's best known for his successful PBS series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Fred Rogers never dreamed of working in television. In fact, he hated the very first program that he ever watched! Join author Diane Bailey as she takes listeners through the journey that brought Mister Rogers into our living rooms. From his childhood interest in puppet-making and music, to his courageous visit to Russia during the Cold War, this audiobook details Mister Rogers' quest for kindness and his gentle appeal to be more neighborly.
Â©2019 Diane Bailey, Who HQ (P)2019 Listening Library
Discover Remarkable Stories of ESP & Its Involvement in Solving Murder Cases Is it possible for humans to perceive a reality beyond the sense organs? Do we possess potential powers which are not yet fully realized? A psychic is a person who is allegedly using extrasensory perception - or ESP - to recognize information which is otherwise hidden from the normal senses. People who claim to have psychic powers are often heavily scrutinized by both career skeptics and the general public alike, and for very good reasons... Thought to be a product of a highly tuned intuitive mind - psychic powers are mostly intangible - and their manifestations can vary greatly in both quality and consistence, depending on the makeup of the individual conduit. These vagaries make these phenomena very attractive to all sorts of hucksters and scammers, who often claim to have abilities which they do not possess. However - amidst all the via-phone "fortune tellers", cold-reading grievance profiteers, and shady office wizards - there are people who seem to be a bit different. These are individuals who do not scurry away so easily when push comes to shove. During the course of this audiobook, we will explore 11 different cases of murder. These are not simply your everyday crime stories, however. These are all cases where an alleged psychic either accurately predicted the details about - or even directly assisted with the solving of - a horrifying killing. Whatever your views on the paranormal phenomena may be, the accounts detailed here will make you wonder, "Do psychic powers actually exist"?
Â©2017 Pine Peak Publishing AS (P)2017 Pine Peak Publishing AS
Populism is a central concept in the current media debates about politics and elections. However, like most political buzzwords, the term often floats from one meaning to another, and both social scientists and journalists use it to denote diverse phenomena.Â What is populism really? Who are the populist leaders? And what is the relationship between populism and democracy?Â This audiobook answers these questions in a simple and persuasive way, offering a swift guide to populism in theory and practice. Cas Mudde and Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser present populism as an ideology that divides society into two antagonistic camps, the "pure people" versus the "corrupt elite", and that privileges the general will of the people above all else. They illustrate the practical power of this ideology through a survey of representative populist movements of the modern era: European right-wing parties, left-wing presidents in Latin America, and the Tea Party movement in the US.Â The authors delve into the ambivalent personalities of charismatic populist leaders such as Juan Domingo Peron, H. Ross Perot, Jean-Marie le Pen, Silvio Berlusconi, and Hugo ChÃ¡vez. If the strong male leader embodies the mainstream form of populism, many resolute women, such as Eva Peron, Pauline Hanson, and Sarah Palin, have also succeeded in building a populist status, often by exploiting gendered notions of society.Â Â Although populism is ultimately part of democracy, populist movements constitute an increasing challenge to democratic politics. Comparing political trends across different countries, this compelling audiobook debates what the long-term consequences of this challenge could be, as it turns the spotlight on the bewildering effect of populism on today's political and social life.
Â©2017 Oxford University Press (P)2018 Tantor
There's an old saying that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Former Army Ranger and current investment broker Lou Christopher ignores that axiom when a plum account falls into his lap from nowhere. Suddenly he's raking in huge fees and ignoring that nagging voice in his head that things are never as good as they seem. Sure enough the nagging voice is right; that plum account leads to Christopher being recruited to resurrect his military skills under a threat of losing everything he has, and he soon discovers the price of his good fortune may be the ultimate price. Colonel Christopher has to summon all of his Ranger skills to cope with this danger, and discovers a source of strength he hadn't counted on before: his wife, who matches his adroitness in planning and evading discovery when the chips are down, and outwits all those foolish enough to underestimate her.
Â©2015 Lawrence R. Crane (P)2018 Larry Crane
Memory is important. Remembering important dates, times, and birthdays is essential for life. Get into this audiobook to explore the possibilities.
Â©2016 Elise Thornton (P)2016 Elise Thornton
He wants to forget his past. She's hiding from hers. Former FBI agent Kenton Bailey traded in his badge when an assignment went horribly wrong. Now he provides personal security to high-end clients. But falling for Egypt Durand, the Queen of Supreme Security, wasn't part of the plan. She's smart, classy, and ignites a fire in him that only she can extinguish. Except she retreats from his advances...and she's shrouded in a veil of secrecy. Egypt has never met a man as sexy as Kenton. Funny and smart, he's hard to resist. But her past leaves no room for a happily ever after. Still, with him, she dreams of a future. Finally, Egypt's startling truths are revealed, throwing Kenton off balance and forcing him to confront the past he left behind. And when threats from a dangerous crime family send Egypt bolting, Kenton convinces her to stay. Together they will fight to bring closure to their pasts, but will they live long enough to explore the passion brewing between them?
Â©2018 Sharon C. Cooper (P)2019 Tantor
Docâs life was perfect. Gorgeous wife, amazing son, and a beautiful home. He was living the American dream, until the day it was all taken away. He would spend the next several months in a deep depression trying to figure out what he could have done to avoid losing the life that was so dear to him. Doc endlessly reviewed his memories, mistakes, and secrets trying to find the moment in time when everything could have been saved.Â After weeks of soul searching, Doc realized he spent all his time helping people in need and not helping the people that needed him. He neglected his family and will never have the chance to embrace the sentimental moments he took for granted.Â Doc cautiously tries to rebuild his life, but the traumatic experience of losing his nuclear family sends him spiraling into the depths of despair. He begins to question his faith and if his new life alone is worth living.
Â©2018 Dwight BoNey (P)2019 Dwight BoNey