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  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League | Jeff Hobbs

    The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Jeff Hobbs
    • Narrated By George Newbern
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    When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert's life was rough from the beginning in the crime-ridden streets of Newark in the 1980s, with his father in jail and his mother earning less than $15,000 a year. But Robert was a brilliant student, and it was supposed to get easier when he was accepted to Yale, where he studied molecular biochemistry and biophysics.

    John says: "Buy This Book"
  • A Short Guide to a Long Life | David B. Agus

    A Short Guide to a Long Life

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    • By David B. Agus
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    One of the world's leading doctors and best-selling author presents the simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy, and productive life. Dr. Agus believes that our foundation for optimal health begins with the daily habits we keep - and that we can build upon that bedrock with inexpensive, widely accessible drugs that have been proven to work while ditching false promises, such as vitamins and supplements.

    Andy says: "full of helpful tidbits"
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga) | Stephenie Meyer

    The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga)

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    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
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    Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to an unforgettable conclusion.

    Jeanie Jenkins says: "Surprisingly involving and touching"
  • Being Perfect & A Short Guide to a Happy Life | Anna Quindlen

    Being Perfect & A Short Guide to a Happy Life

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    • By Anna Quindlen
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    At the heart of this beautiful and insightful audiobook lies "the perfection trap", what it is, how to avoid falling into it, and how to instead shape a life that is uniquely yours.

    Kate says: "A little book to remind you what's important..."
  • I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend | Martin Short

    I Must Say: My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend

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    • By Martin Short
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    Martin Short takes you on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live and memorable roles in movies such as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride.

    Ty Brady says: "This is what audio books were made for!"
  • A Short Guide to a Happy Life | Anna Quindlen

    A Short Guide to a Happy Life

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    • By Anna Quindlen
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    'Tis the season for graduations. Download Pulitzer Prize-winner Anna Quindlen's A Short Guide to a Happy Life for invaluable advice and inspiration. Hear an interview with Quindlen - FREE!

    CARL V PHILLIPS says: "short=thin=not worth the price"
  • Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis | Timothy Egan

    Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

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    • By Timothy Egan
    • Narrated By David Drummond
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    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan's book tells the remarkable untold story behind Edward Curtis's iconic photographs, following him throughout Indian country from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. Even with the backing of Theodore Roosevelt and J.P. Morgan, it took tremendous perseverance. The undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate.

    D. Donohue says: "STUPENDOUS!"
  • The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction | Terry Eagleton

    The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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    • By Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
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    The phrase "the meaning of life" for many seems a quaint notion fit for satirical mauling by Monty Python or Douglas Adams. But in this spirited Very Short Introduction, famed critic Terry Eagleton takes a serious if often amusing look at the question and offers his own surprising answer.

    A. Yerkes says: "Philosophizing beyond Nihilism or Fundamentalism"
  • The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction | Michael J Benton

    The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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    • By Michael J Benton
    • Narrated By Peter Larkin
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    Here is the extraordinary story of the unfolding of life on Earth, told by Michael J. Benton, a world-renowned authority on biodiversity. Ranging over four billion years, Benton weaves together the latest findings on fossils, earth history, evolutionary biology, and many other fields to highlight the great leaps that enabled life to evolve from microbe to human - big breakthroughs that made whole new ways of life possible - including cell division and multicellularity, hard skeletons, the move to land, the origin of forests, the move to the air. He describes the mass extinctions, especially the Permian....

  • Life Is Short but Wide | J. California Cooper

    Life Is Short but Wide

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    • By J. California Cooper
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo
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    Like the small towns J. California Cooper has so vividly portrayed in her previous novels and story collections, Wideland, Oklahoma, is home to ordinary Americans struggling to raise families, eke out a living, and fulfill their dreams. In the early 20th century, Irene and Val fall in love in Wideland. While carving out a home for themselves, they also allow neighbors Bertha and Joseph to build a house and live on their land.

    Marlene says: "Never Disappointed!"
  • Makeup May Change Your Love Life: Zoastra Origins Series Short Stories, Book 1 | Victoria Pinder

    Makeup May Change Your Love Life: Zoastra Origins Series Short Stories, Book 1

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    • By Victoria Pinder
    • Narrated By Margo Shields
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    Marcus Aurelius planned on remaining a battle general for his career in space. He worked hard all his life, sacrificed a personal life, and stayed focused. He kept himself away from love. Rosemarie joined EarthSeekers to follow Marcus. Her parents started the program after exposing how humanity formed in the first place. She kept her crush silent, until one day when she bought makeup. She didn't believe the story that this makeup makes a man fall in love.

  • Think like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons | David Bollier

    Think like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

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    • By David Bollier
    • Narrated By David Skulski
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    The biggest “tragedy of the commons” is the misconception that commons are failures - relics from another era rendered unnecessary by the market and state. Think Like a Commoner dispels such prejudices by explaining the rich history and promising future of the commons - an ageless paradigm of cooperation and fairness that is re-making our world.

    MG says: "Excellent overview"
  • Life is Short: Wear Your Party Pants! | Loretta LaRoche

    Life is Short: Wear Your Party Pants!

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Loretta LaRoche
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    Loretta's techniques are a brilliant blend of old-world common sense and the most contemporary research in brain chemistry, psychology, and mind-body studies. In her work, Loretta has seen tens of thousands of people who live their lives as if they're sitting in a waiting room, hoping that their turn will come up next. This program will show you that life is not something to be endured, but something to be truly appreciated.

  • To Make a Long Story Short: A Compelling Retelling That Makes the Bible's New Testament Dance with Life | Justyn Rees

    To Make a Long Story Short: A Compelling Retelling That Makes the Bible's New Testament Dance with Life

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    • By Justyn Rees
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    A baby is born to an unwed mother in a barn. The child grows up in an obscure mountain village until he emerges a man with a revolutionary message. His out-of-the-box thinking and nonconformist charisma infuriate the guardians of the status quo who determine to destroy him along with his dangerous ideas. Love and hate, life and death stand their ground in the ultimate face-off. But who will have the last word?

  • Classic Christianity: Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing | Bob George

    Classic Christianity: Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing

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    • By Bob George
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    For every Christian who’s deeply fulfilled, there are many more who are “doing all the right things” but still feel frantic or frustrated…or who have decided that Christianity’s a failure. What’s missing? Like so many believers, Bob George began his Christian life in love with Jesus, only to end up feeling disappointed and empty. Drawing on those struggles and his years of teaching and counseling experience, Bob cuts straight to the heart of the issues.

    Bethany Berghofer says: "So many great points!"
  • Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short | David Archibald

    Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short

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    • By David Archibald
    • Narrated By A.T. Chandler
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    Baby boomers enjoyed the most benign period in human history: 50 years of relative peace, cheap energy, plentiful grain supply, and a warming climate due to the highest solar activity for 8,000 years. The party is over - prepare for the twilight of abundance.

  • A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards | George M. Marsden

    A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards

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    • By George M. Marsden
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Jonathan Edwards is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. Arguably the most brilliant theologian ever born on American soil, Edwards (1703 - 1758) was also a pastor, a renowned preacher, a missionary to the Native Americans, a biographer, a college president, a philosopher, a loving husband, and the father of 11 children.

    That's It! says: "Terrific book and well narrated"
  • Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in their Lives | Sharon Flake

    Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in their Lives

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    • By Sharon Flake
    • Narrated By Myra Lucretia Taylor, Cherise Boothe, Corey Allen, and others
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    Guys and girls get together, get played, and get real. Who Am I Without Him? is a Booklist Top 10 Romance Novel for Teens and is "breaking new and necessary ground" in 12 short stories about guys and girls falling in and out of love and relationships, testing out ways to communicate with one another, respect each other - and respect themselves. This is a complex, often humorous, and always on-point exploration of today's teens determined to find love and self-worth...any way they know how.

  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga) | Stephenie Meyer

    The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga)

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    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
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    Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

    V Harper says: "Must read fantastic"
  • What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings—and Life | Laura Vanderkam

    What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings—and Life

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    • By Laura Vanderkam
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    According to time management expert Laura Vanderkam, mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives. Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Vanderkam reveals how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are often impossible to take care of later in the day.

    Teresa says: "A statement or two could summarize this book"
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