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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.

    Rudy says: "A beautiful, elegiac remembrance of a friend"
  • 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"
  • 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)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • 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"
  • 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
    • Narrated 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.

    Troy says: "Not worth $10 or 3 hours of your time"
  • 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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    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!"
  • Being Perfect & A Short Guide to a Happy Life | Anna Quindlen

    Being Perfect & A Short Guide to a Happy Life

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • 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..."
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life | Bill Bryson

    At Home: A Short History of Private Life

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    • By Bill Bryson
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    Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.”

    Tina says: "Another wonderful Bryson"
  • The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction | Michael J Benton

    The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • 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....

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

    A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • 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.

    Sam Thielman says: "Terrific book and well narrated"
  • 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"
  • 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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • 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!"
  • Beta-Life: Short Stories from an A-Life Future | Comma Press

    Beta-Life: Short Stories from an A-Life Future

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Comma Press
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth, Joe Jameson
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    Computers are changing. Soon the silicon chip will seem like a clunky antique amid the bounty of more exotic processes on offer. Robots are changing, too; material evolution and swarm intelligence are creating a new generation of devices that will diverge and disperse into a balanced ecosystem of humans and robjects (robotic objects). Somewhere in between, we humans will have to change also....

    marie says: "Remarkable short stories"
  • Life is Short: Wear Your Party Pants! | Loretta LaRoche

    Life is Short: Wear Your Party Pants!

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    • 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.

    Cynthia says: "Delightful and Necessary"
  • Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns | David Margolick

    Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Margolick
    • Narrated By John Gregory St. John
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    American author John Horne Burns (1916 - 1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor, Connecticut. During World War II he was stationed in Africa and Italy and worked mainly in military intelligence. His first novel, The Gallery (1947), based on his wartime experiences, was critically acclaimed and one of the first to unflinchingly depict gay life in the military.

  • 5 Minute Morning Boosters: How to Create a Short Morning Routine and Supercharge Your Life | Rachel Rofe

    5 Minute Morning Boosters: How to Create a Short Morning Routine and Supercharge Your Life

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    • By Rachel Rofe
    • Narrated By Johanna Oosterwyk
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    Do you feel like you have unfulfilled potential within yourself? Or like you're stuck in certain areas of your life, no matter what you do? Do you wish you could just be happier? If so, the 30 Minute Happiness Formula is perfect for you. If you can commit to 30 minutes a day for 30 days in a row, you will see measurable results in life's most important areas.

    Suomela says: "Well presented practical ideas for better mornings"
  • Life Is Short!: 20 Effective Ways to Live a Better Life Now! | Amor Perez

    Life Is Short!: 20 Effective Ways to Live a Better Life Now!

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    • By Amor Perez
    • Narrated By Detris D. Brown
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    Tired of living a life of stress and being constantly on the go? This book will show you that life can be easy and is under your control. You are the one behind the wheel of everything in your life. You control your perspective. This book has 20 effective ways to start living a better life, now!

  • Ned Kelly: A Short Life | Ian Jones

    Ned Kelly: A Short Life

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ian Jones
    • Narrated By Paul English
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    Ned Kelly the man - warts and all - the most vivid portrait yet of Australia's immortal outlaw! Author, Ian Jones, acknowledged Kelly authority, shares with us the results of a lifetime's research. For the first time, Ned Kelly truly emerges as a man - a man who hated conflict yet never escaped it. A private man incapable of being ordinary and unnoticed. A man who was seen, even in his own lifetime, as what he represented rather than what he was.

  • How Have I Cheated Death?: A Short and Merry Life with Cystic Fibrosis | Tim Wotton

    How Have I Cheated Death?: A Short and Merry Life with Cystic Fibrosis

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Tim Wotton
    • Narrated By John Paul Nicholas
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    Not all that long ago, the diagnosis of CF meant an early death. Tim Wotton is one such sufferer, who was told from an early age that he would not live beyond his seventeenth birthday, then his thirtieth, and now his fortieth and beyond. As told by one of the oldest survivors of this crippling disease, How Have I Cheated Death? is a diary of his thirty-ninth year: a countdown to the elusive 40.

  • Life as a Fluffer: A Porn Gangbang Short | June Stevens

    Life as a Fluffer: A Porn Gangbang Short

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    • By June Stevens
    • Narrated By Layla Dawn
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    Michele is a fluffer--one of the girls who keep male porn performers hard and ready for the porn star. Michele is good at her job, too. She's particularly enjoying this shoot because she doesn't like Serena Starz, the porn starlet getting gang banged. She knows Serena doesn't really like the double penetration and hates the men coming in her mouth. Still, Michele gets to watch 50 men fuck the reluctant porn star, and, even better, she gets to suck Serena's boyfriend!

  • The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris | Jonathan Kirsch

    The Short, Strange Life of Herschel Grynszpan: A Boy Avenger, a Nazi Diplomat, and a Murder in Paris

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    • By Jonathan Kirsch
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
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    On the seventy-fifth anniversary of Kristallnacht comes this untold story of a teenager whose act of defiance would have dire international consequences. On the morning of November 7, 1938, a seventeen-year-old Jewish refugee, Herschel Grynszpan, walked into the German embassy in Paris and in an act of desperation assassinated Ernst vom Rath, a low-level Nazi diplomat. He did it, he said, out “of love for my parents and for my people.”

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