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  • The Waters of Eternal Youth | Donna Leon

    The Waters of Eternal Youth

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Colacci
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    Fifteen years ago a teenage girl fell into a canal late at night. Unable to swim, she went under and started to drown, surviving only thanks to a nearby man, an alcoholic, who heard her splashes and pulled her out, though not before she suffered irreparable brain damage that left her in a state of permanent childhood, unable to learn or mature. The drunk man claimed he saw her thrown into the canal by another man, but the following day he couldn't remember a thing.

    Cynthia says: "Her usual thought-provoking human mystery."
  • Misspent Youth | Peter F. Hamilton

    Misspent Youth

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    It's 2040. After decades of research, scientists of the European Union believe that they have at last conquered humankind's most pernicious foe: old age. For the first time, technology holds out the promise of not merely slowing the aging process but actually reversing it. The first subject for treatment is 78-year-old philanthropist Jeff Baker. After 18 months in a rejuvenation tank, Jeff emerges looking like a 20-year-old. And the change is more than skin deep. From his hair cells down to his DNA, Jeff is 20 - with a breadth of life experience.

    anna sheynman says: "Another great story"
  • Testament of Youth | Vera Brittain

    Testament of Youth

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Vera Brittain
    • Narrated By Sheila Mitchell
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    This classic memoir of the First World War is now a major motion picture starring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. In 1914 Vera Brittain was 20, and as war was declared she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the lives of her whole generation - had changed in a way that would have been unimaginable in the tranquil prewar era.

    Sara says: "Old Favorite With Issues"
  • The Boys of My Youth | Jo Ann Beard

    The Boys of My Youth

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jo Ann Beard
    • Narrated By Jo Ann Beard
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    The author writes with perfect pitch as she takes us through one woman's life - from childhood to marriage and beyond - and memorably captures the collision of youthful longing and the hard intransigencies of time and fate.

  • Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry | Doug Fields

    Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Doug Fields
    • Narrated By Adam Black
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    If you long to reach kids and see their lives changed by God, this updated, comprehensive guide shows you how. Purpose Driven® Youth Ministry will do for youth ministry what Rick Warren's Gold Medallion award - winning The Purpose Driven Church is doing for pastoral ministry. It's an indispensable guide to creating and maintaining youth ministry for the long run. It will help you create a solid spiritual team that builds the foundations of the Christian faith into the hearts and lives of young people.

    E. Wells says: "Waisted my money on this one....."
  • Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn't Last and What Your Church Can Do About It | Mark DeVries

    Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn't Last and What Your Church Can Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Mark DeVries
    • Narrated By Mark DeVries
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    Mark DeVries explores the "revolving door" dilemma of youth ministry. Based on his own experience as a youth minister and on his work with churches in crisis, the author pinpoints problems that cause division and burnout. Then, he provides the practical tools and structures needed to lay a strong foundation for ministry.

    Alan Landrum says: "loved it! super helpful!"
  • The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story of Longing for Acceptance and Friendship | Dave Pelzer

    The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story of Longing for Acceptance and Friendship

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dave Pelzer
    • Narrated By J. Charles
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    More than six million readers can attest to the heartbreak and courage of Dave Pelzer's story of growing up in an abusive home. His inspirational books have helped countless others triumph over hardship and misfortune. Now this former lost boy, who defeated insurmountable odds to emerge whole and happy, at last takes us on his incredible odyssey toward healing and forgiveness.

  • This Is Our Youth | Kenneth Lonergan

    This Is Our Youth

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Kenneth Lonergan
    • Narrated By Mark Ruffalo, Missy Yager, Josh Hamilton
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    Starring Mark Ruffalo, Josh Hamilton and Missy Yager, the original cast was reunited for this exclusive L.A. Theatre Works performance of This is Our Youth. In 1982, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, three pot-smoking teenagers are resoundingly rejecting the 1960s ideals of their affluent parents. In hilarious and bittersweet detail, This is Our Youth follows 48 turbulent hours in the lives of three very lost souls at the dawn of the Reagan Era.

    Nathan B. Lawrence says: "A contemporary masterpiece"
  • Building a Better Youth Ministry: 30 Ways in 30 Days | Trevor Hamaker

    Building a Better Youth Ministry: 30 Ways in 30 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Trevor Hamaker
    • Narrated By Ron Welch
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    Your ministry will grow bigger when your ministry gets better. If you apply what you learn in this book, you will see massive results in just one month! Guaranteed. In this book, you will spend 30 days looking at 30 ways to take your ministry to the next level. Every one of these tips is packed with the potential to help you build a better youth ministry one day at a time.

  • Youth in Revolt (Compilation): Youth in Revolt, Youth in Bondage, and Youth in Exile | C. D. Payne

    Youth in Revolt (Compilation): Youth in Revolt, Youth in Bondage, and Youth in Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By C. D. Payne
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
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    As his family splinters, worlds collide, and the police block all routes out of town, Nick Twisp must cope with economic deprivation, homelessness, the gulag of the public schools, a competitive Type-A father, murderous canines (in triplicate), and an inconvenient hair trigger on his erectile response, all while vying ardently for the affections of the beauteous Sheeni Saunders, teenage goddess and ultimate intellectual goad. He's smart, he's horny, he's resourceful, and he's on the loose.

    MullaHVC says: "True Story"
  • Eclipse Corona: A Song Called Youth, Book 3 | John Shirley

    Eclipse Corona: A Song Called Youth, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By John Shirley
    • Narrated By Chris Sorensen
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    The power of the Second Alliance has coalesced and terrorism institutionalized. New concentration camps bring the horrors of “Ethnic Cleansing” to a terrifying intensity. The SA stands poised to conquer the ruins of Europe with brutality. Media manipulation has become mind control - and mind control, an art. Secret treaties have been made in back rooms, on the Internet, and in hidden laboratories. Your only hope is the New Resistance.

  • Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow | Susan Campbell Bartoletti

    Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Susan Campbell Bartoletti
    • Narrated By Kathrin Kana
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    On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany, thanks largely to the efforts of the Hitler Youth, whose organized propaganda marches throughout Germany helped the Nazi Party grow in strength. By 1939, it is estimated that more than seven million boys and girls belonged to the Hitler Youth.

    Douglas says: "Compelling Stories..."
  • Jigsaw Youth | Tiffany Scandal

    Jigsaw Youth

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tiffany Scandal
    • Narrated By Tiffany Scandal
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    Lose your best friend because you finally came out. Spend days driving aimlessly because there's nothing to do. Serve your rapist breakfast because you need your job. Fall asleep to gunshots and sirens because that's the only sense of home you've ever known. Hold hands with ghosts. Your life is in pieces, but you can't be broken. Wipe off the blood. Tired of being told who to be, what to wear, how to act, and who to fuck. Break the rules and learn fast how to never get caught. All you need is nothing, but you're happy with your car, guitar, and camera.

    Kristopher Hartrum says: "Tiffany Scandal's voice is amazing."
  • Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp | C. D. Payne

    Youth in Revolt: The Journals of Nick Twisp

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By C. D. Payne
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
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    Youth in Revolt brings us the journals of Nick Twisp, California's most precocious diarist, whose ongoing struggles to make sense out of high school, deal with his divorced parents, and lose his virginity result in his transformation from an unassuming 14-year-old to a modern youth in open revolt. As his family splinters, worlds collide, and the police block all routes out of town, Nick must cope with economic deprivation, homelessness, and the gulag of the public schools.

    Paul Norwood says: "Guy's Bood"
  • The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25 | Donna Leon

    The Waters of Eternal Youth: Brunetti 25

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Donna Leon
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
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    In The Waters of Eternal Youth, the 25th instalment in the best-selling Brunetti series, our commissario finds himself drawn into a case that may not be a crime at all. Brunetti is investigating a cold case by request of the Grand Contessa Lando-Continui, a friend of Brunetti's mother-in-law. Fifteen years ago the Contessa's teenage granddaughter, Manuela, was found drowning in a canal.

  • People Skills for Youth Pastors: 33 Ways to Meet More People and Make a Bigger Difference in Youth Ministry - Youth Pastor Skills Book 1 | Trevor Hamaker

    People Skills for Youth Pastors: 33 Ways to Meet More People and Make a Bigger Difference in Youth Ministry - Youth Pastor Skills Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 43 mins)
    • By Trevor Hamaker
    • Narrated By Ron Welch
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    People Skills for Youth Pastors is filled with practical tips and techniques that will help you take your ministry and relationships to the next level.

    Sean Chandler says: "This is Not a Book 'For Youth Pastors'"
  • Your First 90 Days in a New Youth Ministry: A Simple Plan for Starting Right | Trevor Hamaker

    Your First 90 Days in a New Youth Ministry: A Simple Plan for Starting Right

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 41 mins)
    • By Trevor Hamaker
    • Narrated By Ron Welch
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    Whether you're a youth ministry rookie or a seasoned veteran, walking into a new church or a new role can be a big challenge. You need to set the tone for your ministry and establish yourself as a leader, but you don't have very long to do it.

  • Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth | Paul Ham

    Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Paul Ham
    • Narrated By Robert Meldrum
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    From Paul Ham, winner of the NSW Premier's Prize for Australian History, comes the story of ordinary men in the grip of a political and military power struggle that determined their fate and has foreshadowed the destiny of the world for a century. Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs never sleep of this four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war.

    David P. McGivern says: "Very compelling - good story, good narration"
  • Eclipse: A Song Called Youth, Book 1 | John Shirley

    Eclipse: A Song Called Youth, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Shirley
    • Narrated By Chris Sorensen
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    2039: The Russians didn't use the big nukes. The ongoing Third World War has left parts of Europe in ruins. Into the chaos steps the Second Alliance, a multinational eager to impose its own kind of New World Order. In the United States - in FirStep, the vast space colony and on the artificial island Freezone - the SA shoulders its way to power, spinning a dark web of media manipulation, propaganda, and infiltration.

    LAllman says: "Classic dystopian cyber-punk"
  • Sonic Youth's 'Daydream Nation' (33 1/3 Series) | Matthew Stearns

    Sonic Youth's 'Daydream Nation' (33 1/3 Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Matthew Stearns
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
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    Daydream Nation is the kind of gorgeous monstrosity (born of extremes, rife with difficulties, and mythic in proportion) that can crush the will of the most resilient, well-intentioned listener if the necessary preparations haven't been made. Matthew Stearns explores the album from a range of angles, including a track-by-track analysis and a look at the historical and cultural context within which the album was made. Featuring a foreword by Lee Ranaldo and exclusive interviews with the band, this truly is the definitive guide to Daydream Nation.

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