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Study Guide: The Inferno by Dante Alighieri

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for The Inferno by Dante Alighieri includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as sin and the contrapasso (“counter-suffering”), language, and divine grace. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. The Inferno is the first part of Italian poet Alighieri’s medieval epic, The Divine Comedy: a monument of world literature. Written in the 14th century, the poem’s form - terza rima, a circling pattern of interweaving triple rhymes - reflects its major theme: the wisdom, power, and love of the trinitarian Christian God. Over the course of The Inferno, Dante’s encounters in Hell provide personal and political critiques, sending warnings to his warring enemies back on Earth and forcing him to grapple with his own shortcomings. This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions.

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Horrifying True Crime Stories

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From mass murderers to hostage-takers to the most sadistic criminals you’ve not yet heard of, Horrifying True Crime Stories will once again explore some of the most disturbing crime cases from around the world.  Spouse-killers, child-killers, and mindlessly brutal murderers all have their abhorrent crimes laid out in this book. You’ll hear about Blake Leibel, who mercilessly tortured his girlfriend before killing her and draining her of her blood. I’ll tell you about the murder of Junko Furuta, which saw the teenage girl held hostage by her peers and tortured beyond belief before she succumbed to her injuries and died. The outcome of that case is as unbelievable as it is unjust. Then there’s the murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnett by her "friend" Lisa Montgomery. After murdering a pregnant Stinnett, Montogomery cut the unborn baby out from the womb and went on to pass the baby off as her own. There are eight more horrific true crimes explored in this book, so if true crime intrigues you, read on. But please be warned, the cases in this book are highly disturbing and include graphic and distressing descriptions. Please take this trigger warning seriously as this book depicts horrific crimes that involve sexual abuse, domestic abuse, child abuse, and graphic violence throughout. This book is intended to explore the evil in this world and expose the heinous behavior some people are capable of. Please heed this warning before listening.

©2021 Danielle Tyning (P)2021 Danielle Tyning

Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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Study Guide: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as the family life cycle, the spoken and the unspoken, and the inadequate American narrative about the Vietnam War. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. The award-winning The Best We Could Do is a graphic memoir published in 2017. Alternating her narrative between her present-day experiences as a new mother in New York City with her parents’ past growing up in and then escaping from Vietnam, Bui builds a complex web of intergenerational trauma and love. This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions.

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Narrator: Michelle Lee
Author: SuperSummary
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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Cutthroat Cheerleader

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In the sleepy town of Townsend, Washington, there was an act so gruesome that no one would ever be the same. What heinous crime do I speak of? Skylar Torres thinking she could pull off a crop top with that pudgy body of hers. Oh, did you think I was going to say my murder. Well, I thought it was more sensational than anything else, but the real scandal was who killed me and why.  You should already know my name since it was on everyone’s lips once they found me with my throat ripped out. People thought they should have only feared me, but the Liberty Lion’s cheer squad knew one thing, hunt or be hunted.  No one’s hands were truly clean from all the dirt and blood on them. Be safe, watch your back, and always remember, Happy Hunting.  Love Madison Taylor

©2020 Zachary Ryan (P)2021 Kingston Publishing Company

Narrator: Michelle Lee
Author: Zachary Ryan
Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
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Horrifying True Crime Stories: Disturbing True Tales of Murder, Mayhem and the Macabre

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Real-life is stranger and more frightening than fiction, and this book serves to cement that principal even further. In this compilation, there are 11 cases of some of the most deplorable, unjust and violent crimes I’ve come across. From cannibals to rapists to the sickest, most twisted criminals you’ve not yet heard of, you’ll read about them all in this book.  I’ll tell you the story of Rurik Jutting, a British banker living in Hong Kong who held two women hostage, tortured them and raped them over a number of days. You’ll learn about Issei Sagawa, a Japanese cannibal who killed and ate a woman - but walks free on the streets today. Then there’s the vile three-week torture of an Australian woman who, when she was eventually rescued, paramedics initially thought she was dead. You can also read about the ‘Hello Kitty’ murder, which is as bizarre as it sounds - and as equally haunting.  But please be warned, the cases in this book are highly disturbing and include graphic and distressing descriptions. Please take this trigger warning seriously as this book depicts horrific crimes that involve sexual abuse, domestic abuse and graphic violence throughout. This book is intended to explore the evil in this world and expose the heinous behavior some people are capable of. Please heed this warning before continuing to listen.  The book fits under the following categories: Serial killers True crime Murder and mayhem True murder cases True crime biography

©2020 Danielle Tyning (P)2020 Danielle Tyning

Narrator: Michelle Lee
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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