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Old Geezer Romancing in Cyberspace

Summary

Bill McDonald, an award-winning journalist, had no intention of writing about the internet dating he began at age 69. 

What could occur on the dates of an old geezer like me, he reasoned, that would pique ones interest or keep a reader spellbound? 

It didn't take long for him to realize he'd failed miserably as a soothsayer. 

One first-time date met him, quite intentionally, while she luxuriated in a bath of soapsuds and bubbles. A luncheon date startled him with a fact not mentioned in her profile: she was the great-granddaughter of Mark Twain, having discovered the kinship only two years earlier. A sex therapist insisted on smudging him before he could enter her home. This ancient ritual had her wafting herbal smoke around his body to eliminate negative vibes. 

These and other noteworthy occurrences led the author to write the fascinating pause resister, Old Geezer Romancing in Cyberspace.

©2018 Bill McDonald (P)2019 Bill McDonald

Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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Blood Red

1 rating

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Rosamund is an Earth Master in the Schwarzwald, the ancient Black Forest of Germany. Since the age of 10, she has lived with her teacher, the Hunt Master and Earth Magician of the Schwarzwald Foresters, a man she calls "Papa". Her adoptive Papa rescued her after her original Earth Master teacher, an old woman who lived alone in a small cottage in the forest, was brutally murdered by werewolves. Rosa herself barely escaped, and this terrifying incident molded the course of her future. For like her fellow Earth Masters of the Schwarzwald Lodge, Rosa is not a healer. Instead, her talents lead her on the more violent path of protection and defense - "cleansing" the Earth and protecting its gentle fae creatures from those evil beings who seek to do them harm. And so Rosa becomes the first woman Hunt Master and the scourge of evil creatures, with a deadly specialty in werewolves and all shapeshifters. While visiting with a Fire Master - a friend of her mentor from the Schwarzwald Lodge - Rosa meets a pair of Elemental Magicians from Hungary who have come looking for help. They suspect that there is a dark power responsible for a string of murders happening in the remote countryside of Transylvania, but they have no proof. Rosa agrees to help them, but there is a catch: One of the two men asking for aid is a hereditary werewolf. Rosa has been taught that there are three kinds of werewolves. There are those, like the one that had murdered her teacher, who transform themselves by use of dark magic, and also those who have been infected by the bite of these magical werewolves - these poor victims have no control over their transformative powers. Yet, there is a third kind: Those who have been born with the ability to transform at will. Some insist that certain of these hereditary werewolves are benign. But Rosa has never encountered a benign werewolf! Can she trust this Hungarian werewolf? Or is the Hunter destined to become the Hunted?

©2014 Mercedes Lackey (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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How Game of Thrones Will End

1 rating

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As many know, Game of Thrones takes its story from many influences: the War of the Roses, Catherine de Medici, Norse and Celtic myth as well as medieval ballads. Modern readers find parallels with politics, the corporate world, and conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan. Will the story end like Lord of the Rings or completely invert it? How about King Arthur? Pop culture and parody author Valerie Estelle Frankel examines the sources and predicts a Game of Thrones ending for each one. What will the Ragnarok ending look like? Or the Narnia ending? Who will live, who will die, and how goofy can the war of ice and fire possibly get?

©2014 Valerie Estelle Frankel (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
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The Introvert Advantage

13 ratings

Summary

Some people - a sizeable minority - prefer to avoid the limelight, tend to listen more than they speak, feel alone in large groups, and require lots of private time to restore their energy. Often they feel different, not right, less than. But as Marti Olsen Laney proves, that is far from the truth. The Introvert Advantage dispels common myths about introverts - they’re not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial - and explains how they are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation such as chitchat, phone calls, parties, or office meetings can easily become "too much". Most importantly, it thoroughly refutes many introverts’ belief that something is wrong with them. Instead, it helps them recognize their inner strengths - their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration. It provides tools to improve relationships with partners, kids, colleagues, and friends, while offering dozens of tips, including eight ways to showcase their abilities at work and strategies for socializing. In short, The Introvert Advantage shows introverts how to take advantage of their special qualities not only to survive in an extrovert-oriented world, but to thrive.

©2002 Marti Olsen Laney (P)2013 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
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How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair

19 ratings

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Once an affair comes to light, many unfaithful persons "wake up" and want to save their marriages. Yet they usually make terrible mistakes in their bungled attempts to win back their partners' trust. Linda J. MacDonald, an infidelity specialist for 23 years, has identified behaviors and attitudes that determine unfaithful persons' success or failure to mend their marriages after the wrecking ball of an affair. How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair offers practical advice for those who've strayed and want a second chance. It would take weeks of therapy to learn what Successful Rebuilders know: How to avoid the potholes that doom marriages after affairs Critical guidelines for the first hours after discovery Fifteen essential steps for repair after betrayal Skills to cope with your partner's obsessions and "triggers" Ways to undo the damage from your lies The keys to avoid prolonging your spouse's agony (and yours) The difference between helpful and harmful apologies How to rebuild your broken life, relationships, and integrity PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 Linda J. MacDonald (P)2013 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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On Immunity

4 ratings

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Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear - fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child's air, food, mattress, medicine, and vaccines. She finds that you cannot immunize your child, or yourself, from the world. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world, both historically and in the present moment. She extends a conversation with other mothers to meditations on Voltaire's Candide, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Susan Sontag's AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is a moving account of how we are all interconnected - our bodies and our fates.

©2014 Eula Biss. (P)2014 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Author: Eula Biss
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Middle Falls Time Travel Omnibus 2

3 ratings

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Contains three complete, novel-length books in the Middle Falls Time Travel series.  The Final Life of Nathaniel Moon Nathaniel is born with unimaginable powers and insight. When he tries to use his abilities to help the world, he and his family must go into hiding. In time, he is faced with an impossibly choice; reveal himself to the world, or let the unthinkable happen?  The Emancipation of Veronica McAllister Veronica lived a quiet, almost-wasted life. When she died in 2018, she opened her eyes in her 18-year-old body in 1958 with all her memories intact. If you think you know what is coming, can you live your perfect life? The Changing Lives of Joe Hart Joe wants to make the world a better place. Stop John Lennon from being killed, do the same for his friends who died in the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. Before he can save others, he needs to save himself.

©2020 Shawn Inmon (P)2020 Podium Audio

Author: Shawn Inmon
Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
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Beatleness

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The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans’ lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers. Beatleness explains how the band became a source of emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, and spiritual nurturance in fans’ lives, creating a relationship that was historically unique. Looking at that relationship against the backdrop of the sexual revolution, the Vietnam War, political assassinations, and other events of those tumultuous years, the audiobook critically examines the often-heard assertion that the Beatles changed everything, and shows how through the interplay between the group, the fans, and the culture that change came about. A generational memoir and cultural history based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with first-generation fans, Beatleness allows listeners to experience or re-experience what it was like to be a young person during those eventful and transformative years. Its fresh approach offers many new insights into the entire Beatle phenomenon and explains why the group still means so much to so many.

©2014 Candy Leonard (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
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Yesterday's Gone, Season Four

4 ratings

Summary

How do you live a normal life when you've been through hell? More than a year has passed since The Event, and the survivors who returned home are trying to stitch their lives back together. They think they are safe. But that is a lie. The Darkness has followed them, and this time It's amassing an army of allies. While key officials at Black Island fight to keep the secret, the survivors' lives converge again. Confused by terrifying visions and unpredictable rampages, they seek help wherever they can find it. A set of alien vials holds the key to their survival, and to the world's fate. Can the survivors find the vials before getting swallowed by The Darkness? Find out now in Yesterday's Gone: Season Four! Warning: This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing and potentially offensive material. The full cast includes Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Cassandra Campbell, Johnny Heller, Khristine Hvam, Tamara Marston, Tara Sands, Brian Holsopple, James Patrick Cronin, Peter Berkrot, Christopher Gebauer, Paul Michael Garcia, John Wray, Chris Andrew Ciulla, and Luci Christian Bell.

©2013 Sean Platt and David Wright (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Yesterday's Gone: Season One

19 ratings

Summary

Start the first season of the groundbreaking postapocalyptic serial: Yesterday's Gone: Season One (episodes 1-6). WARNING: This is a postapocalyptic horror audiobook where bad people do evil things, and as such, this series features disturbing scenes and foul language. While it is all within the context of the story, some listeners may find this content offensive. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath. A bullied teen is thrilled to find the world gone missing, until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to the killing he's best at? An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, only to find something that will change him forever. These survivors aren't truly alone.... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?

©2013 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2013 Podium Publishing

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Unnatural Selection

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Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in 10 years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time these children reach adulthood, their generation will have 24 million more men than women. The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval. Historically, eras in which there have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them.

©2011 Mara Hvistendahl (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
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Yesterday's Gone: Season Six

12 ratings

Summary

The wait is over. On October 15, humanity went missing. A handful of scattered survivors woke up to find the world empty of friends, family, and neighbors. Now, they are home. But they're not alone. The Darkness has killed nearly everyone on the planet. But it is no longer the biggest threat to humanity. THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE. One final battle. One last shot to save the world. Can this band of survivors overcome an even greater threat before all is lost? In the stunning conclusion to the best-selling Yesterday’s Gone series, Sean Platt and David W. Wright challenge everything you thought you knew. Warning: This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing and potentially offensive material. The full cast includes Ray Chase, R.C. Bray, Cassandra Campbell, Adam Verner, Em Eldridge, Tamara Marston, Brian Holsopple, James Patrick Cronin, Scott Aiello, Tara Sands, Christopher Gebauer, and John Wray.

©2015 Sean Platt and David Wright (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Eye of the Beholder

1 rating

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"See for yourself!" was the clarion call of the 1600s. Natural philosophers threw off the yoke of ancient authority, peered at nature with microscopes and telescopes, and ignited the scientific revolution. Artists investigated nature with lenses and created paintings filled with realistic effects of light and shadow. The hub of this optical innovation was the small Dutch city of Delft. Here Johannes Vermeer's experiments with lenses and a camera obscura taught him how we see under different conditions of light and helped him create the most luminous works of art ever beheld. Meanwhile his neighbor Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's work with microscopes revealed a previously unimagined realm of minuscule creatures. The result was a transformation in both art and science that revolutionized how we see the world today.

©2015 Laura J. Snyder by arrangement with W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Author: Laura Snyder
Category: History, Europe
Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
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Not for Profit

4 ratings

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In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry in the United States and abroad. We increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable and empathetic citizens. This shortsighted focus on profitable skills has eroded our ability to criticize authority, reduced our sympathy with the marginalized and different, and damaged our competence to deal with complex global problems. And the loss of these basic capacities jeopardizes the health of democracies and the hope of a decent world. In response to this dire situation, Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world. Drawing on the stories of troubling - and hopeful - educational developments from around the world, Nussbaum offers a manifesto that should be a rallying cry for anyone who cares about the deepest purposes of education.

©2010 Princeton University Press (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
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Rebel Talent

10 ratings

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The world’s best chef. An airline captain who brought his flight to safety in a daring water landing. A magician known for his sensational escape acts. A computer scientist who founded a world-renowned animation studio. What do all of these people have in common? They love their jobs, they break the rules, and the world is better off for it. They are rebels. From an early age, we are taught to be rule followers, and the pressure to fit in only increases as we age. But conformity comes at a steep price for our careers and personal lives. When we mindlessly accept rules and norms rather than questioning and constructively rebelling against them, we ultimately end up stuck and unfulfilled. As leaders, we are less effective and respected. As employees, we are more likely to be overlooked for top assignments and promotions. As partners and friends, we are checked out and unhappy. Francesca Gino has been studying rebels in life and in the workplace for more than 15 years. She has discovered that rebels - those who practice "positive deviance" at work - are harder to manage, but they are good for the bottom line: their passion, drive, curiosity, and creativity raise the entire organization to a new level. And she has found that at home, rebels are more engaged partners, parents, and friends. Packed with strategies for embracing rebellion at work and in life, and illuminating case studies ranging from the world of fine dining to fast food chains to corporations such as Google and Pixar, Rebel Talent encourages all of us to rebel against what’s comfortable, so that we can thrive. Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher and teacher and a tenured professor at Harvard Business School. Her consulting and speaking clients include Bacardi, Akamai, Disney, Goldman Sachs, Honeywell, Novartis, P&G, and the US Air Force, Army, and Navy. She has been honored as one of the world's Top 40 Business Professors under 40 and one of the world's 50 most influential management thinkers. Her work has been featured on CNN and NPR as well as in the Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Newsweek, Scientific American, and Psychology Today.

©2018 Francesca Gino (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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Archangel

3 ratings

Summary

A tale of the distant future by the author of The Shape-Changer's Wife brings listeners to a world in which the fate of all life rests on the voice of an angel.

©1997 Sharon Shinn (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Author: Sharon Shinn
Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
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The Emancipation of Veronica McCallister

5 ratings

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Veronica McAllister died in 2018. She immediately opened her eyes again in 1958, all memories of her previous life intact. She goes from old age, pants suits, and a cane, to poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and Buddy Holly. At the end of her first life, Veronica said she “wasn’t any good at life.” With the most precious of gifts - perspective and a second chance - can she succeed where she failed during her first life? What would you do, if you could do it all again? Includes a special bonus note read by the author.

©2018 Shawn Inmon (P)2018 Podium Publishing

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Author: Shawn Inmon
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Veda

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If Veda’s mama hadn’t pounded religion into her “the way she pounded the dirt out of Papa’s overalls”, she probably wouldn’t have married Raymond in the first place. It’s the Great Depression, and jobs are scarce, but it seems to Veda that Raymond uses religion as an excuse for why he can’t find work. He can’t work on the Sabbath, he can’t work around crude or vulgar men, and he will not join a union. After years of financial hardship, four babies, and what Raymond calls “Veda’s accident”, Veda defies her church and files for divorce. The mysterious loss of her second husband is devastating, and in order to raise her kids, she does things she is not proud of. Over the years she has blamed the church, Raymond, fate, and herself for her troubles, but it is Charlie’s recklessness that swallows up every bit of pride she has left.

©2012 Ellen Gardner (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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Yesterday's Gone

4 ratings

Summary

Time is running out. Eleven alien vials hold the fate of humanity, but who can be trusted with them? In their race to save the world, the Black Island Guardsmen must put Paola in a danger unlike anything she’s ever faced. How far will the Guardsmen go to get the vials? Can Mary protect her daughter from an insidious alien who’s caused too much destruction? The Darkness has already consumed two of their own. Will Luca be mankind’s savior or its final judge? Can Boricio overcome his past, or will he succumb to his single weakness - an infected Rose? Will the world fall prey to The Darkness, or is there still time for The Light to triumph? Find out in season five of Yesterday’s Gone, the penultimate game-changing season of Sean Platt and David W. Wright’s best-selling postapocalyptic thriller series. Warning: This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing and potentially offensive material. The full cast includes Ray Chase, R. C. Bray, Cassandra Campbell, Scott Aiello, Johnny Heller, Khristine Hvam, Sean Runnette, Chris Patton, Tamara Marston, Brian Holsopple, Christopher Gebauer, and Luci Christian Bell.

©2014 Sean Platt, David Wright; 2018 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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Evil Eye

Summary

Listeners know that few authors are able to create an atmosphere of unease and terror as well as Oates, a fact confirmed by the four novellas presented here. In the title story, "Evil Eye," a young woman has recently become the fourth wife of a highly demanding man. When his first wife comes to stay with them, she warns the new bride that her husband is insane, and that she must find a way to protect herself. In "So Near Anytime Always," a fateful meeting in a library leads to a boy's obsessive interest in a teenage girl. In "The Execution," spoiled college student Bart Hansen has forgotten to factor in one person in his plan to commit the perfect, brutal crime: his mother. And in "The Flatbed," a beautiful young woman struggles with frigidity until a shocking act releases her. All the novellas in this collection revolve around the theme of love gone wrong - horribly, shockingly wrong..

©2013 The Ontario Review, Inc. Recorded by arrangement with John Hawkins and Associates, Inc. (P)2013 HighBridge Company

Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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The Alleluia Files

2 ratings

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Legend has it that the Alleluia Files contain the truth about the god of Samaria. Now, a child raised in captivity among the angels will journey the length and breadth of her world to seek the documents that will alter the face of Samaria forever.

©1999 Sharon Shinn (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Author: Sharon Shinn
Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
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Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 5

2 ratings

Summary

Start the First Season of the Groundbreaking Post-Apocalyptic Serial! Yesterday's Gone: Season One: Episode 1. WARNING: This is a post-apocalyptic horror audiobook where bad people do evil things, and as such, this series features disturbing scenes and foul language. While it is all within the context of the story, some listeners may find this content offensive. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath. A bullied teen is thrilled to find the world gone missing, until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to the killing he's best at? An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, only to find something that will change him forever. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?

©2011 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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Yesterday's Gone: Season 2

17 ratings

Summary

On October 15, everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. Some were left behind, attempting to piece together what happened, find their loved ones, and survive. But they are not alone. Season Two picks up where Season One left off. One man finds himself on a mysterious island that holds secrets, and perhaps even answers, to what happened on October 15. A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal. It all comes down to this - the stunning season two finale that will have you on the edge of your seat - and then knock you to the floor with the most insane, most WTF?!-unforgettable season finale yet!

©2013 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 3

3 ratings

Summary

Start the First Season of the Groundbreaking Post-Apocalyptic Serial! Yesterday's Gone: Season One: Episode 1. WARNING: This is a post-apocalyptic horror audiobook where bad people do evil things, and as such, this series features disturbing scenes and foul language. While it is all within the context of the story, some listeners may find this content offensive. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath. A bullied teen is thrilled to find the world gone missing, until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to the killing he's best at? An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, only to find something that will change him forever. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?

©2011 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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High Crime Area

Summary

In the title story, a white aspiring professor is convinced she is being followed. No need to panic - she has a handgun stowed away in her purse, just in case. But when she turns to confront her black male shadow, the situation isn't what she expects. In "The Rescuer" a promising graduate student detours to inner-city Trenton, New Jersey, to save her brother from a downward spiral. But she soon finds out there may be more to his world than to hers. And in "The Last Man of Letters" the world-renowned author X embarks on a final grand tour of Europe. He has money, fame, but not a whole lot of manners. A little thing like etiquette couldn't bring a man like X down, could it? In these and five other biting and beautiful pieces, Oates confronts, one by one, the demons within us, demonstrating that sometimes, it's not the human side that wins out. Contents: "The Home at Craigmillnar", read by Ray Chase "High", read by Donna Postel "Toad-Baby", read by Luci Christian "Demon", read by Chris Patton "Lorelei", read by Tamara Marston "The Rescuer", read by Julia Whelan "The Last Man of Letters", read by Ray Chase "High Crime Area", read by Julia Whelan

©2014 Original material, The Ontario Review, Inc. Recorded by arrangement with John Hawkins and Associates, Inc. (P)2014 HighBridge Company

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Yesterday's Gone: Episode 11

Summary

On October 15, everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. Some were left behind, attempting to piece together what happened, find their loved ones, and survive. But they are not alone. Season Two picks up where Season One left off. One man finds himself on a mysterious island that holds secrets, and perhaps even answers, to what happened on October 15. A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal. It all comes down to this - the stunning season two finale that will have you on the edge of your seat - and then knock you to the floor with the most insane, most WTF?!-unforgettable season finale yet!

©2013 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 1

36 ratings

Summary

Start the First Season of the Groundbreaking Post-Apocalyptic Serial! Yesterday's Gone: Season One: Episode 1. WARNING: This is a post-apocalyptic horror audiobook where bad people do evil things, and as such, this series features disturbing scenes and foul language. While it is all within the context of the story, some listeners may find this content offensive. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath. A bullied teen is thrilled to find the world gone missing, until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to the killing he's best at? An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, only to find something that will change him forever. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?

©2011 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

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Spending

Summary

An erotic and highly intelligent new novel about women, art, sex, and money from the award-winning author of the New York Times best sellers Final Payments and Men and Angels. Newsweek has called Mary Gordon a "humane, masterly novelist whose great gift is making us care about her people." Monica Szabo, a middle-aged, moderately successful painter, encounters B, a wealthy commodities broker who collects her work. B volunteers to be her muse, offering her everything that male artists have always had to produce great art: time, space, money, and sex. (He is even willing to pose for her.)Soon after she and B become lovers, Monica starts work on a controversial new series of paintings based on her perception that the deposed Christs of Renaissance art were not dead, but post orgasmic. The show of her new work, championed by the critics and picketed by the Christian Right, makes her a media darling and makes her rich. B, meanwhile, suffers a sudden loss of fortune. Will she take care of him as he took care of her? How does he handle his loss of power? How does she? What happens in the bedroom? Passionate, provocative, and highly engaging, Spending displays Gordon's maverick feminism, her extraordinary wit, and her unique perspectives on art, money, men, sex and the desires of women.

©1998 Mary Gordon (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Author: Mary Gordon
Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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Yesterday's Gone: Episode 8

1 rating

Summary

On October 15, everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. Some were left behind, attempting to piece together what happened, find their loved ones, and survive. But they are not alone. Season Two picks up where Season One left off. One man finds himself on a mysterious island that holds secrets, and perhaps even answers, to what happened on October 15. A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal. It all comes down to this - the stunning season two finale that will have you on the edge of your seat - and then knock you to the floor with the most insane, most WTF?!-unforgettable season finale yet!

©2013 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

Available on Audible
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Yesterday's Gone: Episode 10

2 ratings

Summary

On October 15, everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. Some were left behind, attempting to piece together what happened, find their loved ones, and survive. But they are not alone. Season Two picks up where Season One left off. One man finds himself on a mysterious island that holds secrets, and perhaps even answers, to what happened on October 15. A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal. It all comes down to this - the stunning season two finale that will have you on the edge of your seat - and then knock you to the floor with the most insane, most WTF?!-unforgettable season finale yet!

©2013 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

Available on Audible
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Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 4

3 ratings

Summary

WARNING: This is a postapocalyptic horror audiobook where bad people do evil things and, as such, this series features disturbing scenes and foul language. While it is all within the context of the story, some listeners may find this content offensive. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath. A bullied teen is thrilled to find the world gone missing, until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to the killing he's best at? An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, only to find something that will change him forever. These survivors aren't truly alone.... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?

©2011 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

Available on Audible
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Angelica

2 ratings

Summary

Two hundred years ago, the god Jovah created a legion of land-dwelling angels, led by an appointed Archangel. Now, Jovah has a new appointee: Archangel Gaaron. For his life-mate, his Angelica, Jovah has chosen a woman named Susannah. Slowly, an unspoken affection develops between the two. But there is a terrible threat besetting the land - and the true hearts of Archangel and Angelica may never be known.

©2004 Sharon Shinn (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Author: Sharon Shinn
Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
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Riverfinger Women

1 rating

Summary

Award-winning author Elana Dykewomon’s powerful debut novel about lesbian life in America during the social upheaval of the late 1960s and early 1970s Written when she was just 24 years old, Riverfinger Women is Elana Dykewomon’s beloved, intimate coming-of-age novel about Inez and her circle of friends - the Riverfinger women - struggling to find themselves amid the changing social mores of the Civil Rights era. Inez has known she was a lesbian since childhood, and while moving between Highland, her boarding school, and her friends’ Greenwich Village apartment, she experiences longing and disappointment, friendship and romance, and her first real relationship, with schoolmate Abby. Along with their experimental and outgoing friend Peggy, Inez and Abby graduate from Highland and move into adulthood, confronting the prejudices of the larger world as they go. Told in an engrossing interweaving narrative, Riverfinger Women explores the characters’ brushes with sexual violence, prostitution, drugs, love, and, ultimately, happiness amid the thrills and challenges of lesbian life during the second women’s liberation movement.

©1974 Elana Nachman (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Long Gone

Summary

After a layoff and months of struggling, Alice Humphrey finally lands her dream job managing a new art gallery in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District. According to Drew Campbell, the well-suited corporate representative who hires her, the gallery is a passion project for its anonymous, wealthy, and eccentric owner. Drew assures Alice that the owner will be hands off, allowing her to run the gallery on her own. Her friends think it sounds too good to be true, but Alice sees a perfect opportunity to make a name for herself beyond the shadow of her famous father, an award-winning and controversial film maker. Everything is perfect until the morning Alice arrives at work to find the gallery gone - the space stripped bare as if it had never existed - and Drew Campbell’s dead body on the floor. Overnight, Alice’s dream job has vanished, and she finds herself at the center of police attention with nothing to prove her innocence. The phone number Drew gave her links back to a disposable phone. The artist whose work she displayed doesn’t seem to exist. And the dead man she claims is Drew has been identified as someone else. When police discover ties between the gallery and a missing girl, Alice knows she’s been set up. Now she has to prove it - a dangerous search for answers that will entangle her in a dark, high-tech criminal conspiracy and force her to unearth long-hidden secrets involving her own family... secrets that could cost Alice her life.

©2011 Original material Alafair Burke (P)2011 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Yesterday's Gone: Episode 12

Summary

On October 15, everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. Some were left behind, attempting to piece together what happened, find their loved ones, and survive. But they are not alone. Season Two picks up where Season One left off. One man finds himself on a mysterious island that holds secrets, and perhaps even answers, to what happened on October 15. A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal. It all comes down to this - the stunning season two finale that will have you on the edge of your seat - and then knock you to the floor with the most insane, most WTF?! - unforgettable season finale yet!

©2013 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

Available on Audible
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The Dog Merchants

Summary

We love them with all our hearts, but do we really know where our dogs came from? Kim Kavin reveals the complex network behind the $11-billion-a-year business of selling dogs. A must-listen for the benefit of all dogs everywhere. In what promises to become an Omnivore's Dilemma for dog lovers - breed devotees and adoption advocates alike - The Dog Merchants is the first book to explain the complex and often surprisingly similar business practices that extend from the American Kennel Club to local shelters, from Westminster champions to dog auctions. Without judging dog lovers of any stripe, The Dog Merchants makes it clear that money spent among these dog merchants has real-world effects on people and canines. Kavin reveals how dog merchants create markets for dogs, often in defiance of the usual rules of supply and demand. She takes an investigative approach and meets breeders and rescuers at all levels, shedding much-needed light on an industry that most people don't even realize is an industry. Kavin's goal is to advance the conversation about how all dogs are treated, from puppy mills to high-kill shelters. She shows that a great deal can be improved by understanding the business practices behind selling dogs of all kinds. Instead of pitting rescue and purebred people against each other, The Dog Merchants shows how all dog lovers can come together, with one voice as consumers, on behalf of all our beloved companions.

©2016 Kim Kavin (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Author: Kim Kavin
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Yesterday's Gone: Episode 7

1 rating

Summary

On October 15, everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. Some were left behind, attempting to piece together what happened, find their loved ones, and survive. But they are not alone. Season Two picks up where Season One left off. One man finds himself on a mysterious island that holds secrets, and perhaps even answers, to what happened on October 15. A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal. It all comes down to this - the stunning season two finale that will have you on the edge of your seat - and then knock you to the floor with the most insane, most WTF?!-unforgettable season finale yet!

©2013 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

Available on Audible
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Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 2

7 ratings

Summary

Start the First Season of the Groundbreaking Post-Apocalyptic Serial! Yesterday's Gone: Season One: Episode 1. WARNING: This is a post-apocalyptic horror audiobook where bad people do evil things, and as such, this series features disturbing scenes and foul language. While it is all within the context of the story, some listeners may find this content offensive. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath. A bullied teen is thrilled to find the world gone missing, until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to the killing he's best at? An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, only to find something that will change him forever. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?

©2011 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

Available on Audible
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Birds of Paradise

Summary

Avis Muir is a brilliant pastry chef, Brian Muir a corporate real estate attorney. Their son, Stanley, is the proprietor of a trendy food market. Their beautiful daughter, Felice, is missing. A runaway at 13, Felice has spent five years modeling tattoos, skateboarding, clubbing, and sleeping in a squat house or on the beach. She's about to turn 18. Soon all of the Muirs will be forced to confront their anguish, loss, and sense of betrayal. And Felice must reckon with the guilty secret that drove her away, then face her fear of losing her family and her sense of self forever. Set against the vibrant backdrop of contemporary Miami, Birds of Paradise is filled with piercing insights into the politics of food and sugar, teen culture, and of the ebb and flow of marriage. The writing is sumptuous, the story moving, and the descriptions of food (one of Abu-Jaber's specialties) are mouth-watering.

©2011 Original material © 2011 Diana Abu-Jaber. Recorded by arrangement with W.W. Norton and Company, Inc. (P)2011 (p) 2011 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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The House on Coliseum Street

Summary

Grau’s provocative 1961 novel of a New Orleans woman’s heartbreaking decision, hailed as "a sad, wistful, young, timeless story, graced by this writer's finely drawn perceptions." Joan Mitchell has two suitors, and can’t decide whom to marry. With her mother Aurelie’s example in mind, she’d like to skip marriage altogether. Joan and Aurelie live together in a beautiful French Quarter home on Coliseum Street in New Orleans, along with Joan’s many half-sisters born of Aurelie’s five disastrous marriages. Joan lives a mostly carefree life, but when she becomes pregnant, she chooses to end her pregnancy rather than marry a man she doesn’t love - a decision with grave consequences in conservative 1950s New Orleans. The House on Coliseum Street is a brave, heartbreaking love letter to New Orleans, penned by one of the most acclaimed voices of the American South.

©1961 Shirley Ann Grau (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Yesterday's Gone: Season 1 - Episode 6

5 ratings

Summary

Start the First Season of the Groundbreaking Post-Apocalyptic Serial! Yesterday's Gone: Season One: Episode 1. WARNING: This is a post-apocalyptic horror audiobook where bad people do evil things, and as such, this series features disturbing scenes and foul language. While it is all within the context of the story, some listeners may find this content offensive. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming? On October 15 at 2:15 a.m. Earth vanished. A scattered few woke alone in a world with no rules, other than survival at any cost. A journalist wanders the wretched reality of an empty New York, searching for his wife and son. A serial killer must hunt in a land where prey is now an endangered species. A mother shields her young daughter from danger through every terror-filled breath. A bullied teen is thrilled to find the world gone missing, until the knock on his door. A fugitive survives a fiery plane crash. Will he be redeemed, or return to the killing he's best at? An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, only to find something that will change him forever. These survivors aren't truly alone... Someone or something is watching them. And waiting... Strangers unite. Sides are chosen. Can humanity survive what it never saw coming?

©2011 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

Available on Audible
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Yesterday's Gone: Episode 9

2 ratings

Summary

On October 15, everyone in the world vanished. Well, almost everyone. Some were left behind, attempting to piece together what happened, find their loved ones, and survive. But they are not alone. Season Two picks up where Season One left off. One man finds himself on a mysterious island that holds secrets, and perhaps even answers, to what happened on October 15. A group finds itself taking refuge at The Sanctuary, a religious compound with an enigmatic leader called The Prophet. A serial killer finds himself leading an unlikely group of survivors. A young man searches to prove himself to his group, and avoid being bullied ever again. A young child is called to perform another miracle at great personal cost. Every decision. Every action. Every dream. Every alliance. Every secret. Every betrayal. It all comes down to this - the stunning season two finale that will have you on the edge of your seat - and then knock you to the floor with the most insane, most WTF?!-unforgettable season finale yet!

©2013 Sean Platt, David Wright (P)2014 Podium Publishing

Available on Audible
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The Headmaster

2 ratings

Summary

A fever dream of desires fulfilled. Nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians is where Gwen Ashby stumbles upon the William Marshall Academy, and she's given a trial position as a literature teacher. The gothic boarding school seems trapped in time, yet it feels like home the moment Gwen arrives. She's charmed by the lovely buildings, bewitched by the eager students...and utterly seduced by the headmaster. Edwin Yorke is noble, handsome, and infuriatingly proper. But his tweedy exterior and courtly manners conceal a raw, sensual power that Gwen longs to unleash. It's strangely thrilling to be the only woman on campus - save one other. An eerie, white-clad figure roams the grounds by night. She never speaks. She leaves no trace. But this ghostly blight on Gwen's new dream life is the key to the Marshall Academy's mysterious allure. A RITA Award-nominated title from international best-selling author Tiffany Reisz.

©2015 Tiffany Reisz (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Angel-Seeker

1 rating

Summary

The award-winning author returns to Samaria in this richly romantic tale that begins where Archangel left off. In that time, the women who craved the attention of angels were known as angel-seekers, a term used with awe by some - and scorn by others.

©2005 Sharon Shinn (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Author: Sharon Shinn
Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Sidetracked

Summary

Psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino has long studied the factors at play when judgment and decision-making collide with the results of our choices in real life. In Sidetracked, she explores inconsistent decisions played out in a wide range of circumstances from our roles as consumers and employees (what we buy, how we manage others) to the broader human choices that we make (who we date, how we cultivate friendships). Gino’s research reveals when a mismatch is most likely to occur between what we want to do and what we actually end up doing. What factors are likely to sway our decisions in directions we did not initially consider? And what can we do to correct for these subtle influences? The answers in Sidetracked to these and similar questions help us better understand the nuances of our decisions and avoid the unconscious obstacles to greater efficiency, satisfaction, and ultimate success.

©2013 Francesca Gino. Recorded by arrangement with Harvard Business Review Press. (P)2014 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Under the Dog Star

Summary

After her husband's death, a mother moves her family onto a farm and hatches a scheme to win back the land she used to own An unlikely criminal, Andy Durant is robbing gas stations to buy back land once connected to his wife's farm in upstate New York. But when he's shot and killed during a robbery, he leaves his wife, Grady, and their three children to fend for themselves. Moving back to the debt-laden farm, Grady ignites a plan that involves getting in the middle of an adjoining neighbor's marriage. Meanwhile, one by one the whole family is charmed by Royal Provo, a young and charismatic orphan working on the property. When the money Andy Durant stole resurfaces, all find themselves in escalating danger. Under the Dog Star is chillingly good storytelling.

©1987 Joseph Caldwell (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Tamara Marston
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible