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  • A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller | Frances Mayes

    A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Frances Mayes
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes, a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. An ideal travel companion, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs.

    Sonia says: "Enjoyable escape (mostly)"
  • The Hotel on the Roof of the World: Five Years in Tibet | Alec Le Sueur

    The Hotel on the Roof of the World: Five Years in Tibet

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alec Le Sueur
    • Narrated By Steven Kynman
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    The very aptly named Mr Pong had the kind of breath that could stun at over ten feet… This wasn’t just bad – there was something rotten down there. Something had crawled in and died. Gunter howled with laughter as he saw the look of horror on my face. It was the best entertainment he had seen since he had watched Chef chasing yaks through the kitchens.

    David says: "Very funny and very insightful"
  • Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine | Scott Korb

    Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Scott Korb
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
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    What was it like to live during the time of Jesus? Where did people live? Who did they marry? What was family life like? And how did people survive? These are just some of the questions that Scott Korb answers in this engaging new book, which explores what everyday life entailed two thousand years ago in first-century Palestine, that tumultuous era when the Roman Empire was at its zenith and a new religion---Christianity---was born.

    connie says: "accessible listen with broad appeal"
  • Counterclockwise: My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging | Lauren Kessler

    Counterclockwise: My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Lauren Kessler
    • Narrated By Hollis McCarthy
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    In this age of lunchtime lifts, wrinkle-erasing injections, furrow fillers, and lip plumpers, there’s no question that anyone who aims to look younger easily can. But Lauren Kessler wants something more than to follow the cosmetic path to youthfulness. She wants to live with energy, stamina, vitality, resilience, and health for a very, very long time. Her goal: to reverse her biological age from the inside out.

  • A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller | Frances Mayes

    A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Frances Mayes
    • Narrated By Frances Mayes
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    A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes, a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. An ideal travel companion, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs.

    snowy plover says: "Someone stop this woman"
  • Jesus in England: The Missing Years of Christ | Dennis Price

    Jesus in England: The Missing Years of Christ

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Dennis Price
    • Narrated By Philip Gardiner
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    The Bible tells us the story of Jesus Christ, but it misses out on one major point - where was he during the 18 missing years? Dennis Price has spent years researching this very puzzling element of the life of Jesus, and his highly acclaimed book The Missing Years is a testament to his hard labor. In this interview we discover where Dennis thinks Jesus was during those formative years and what he was doing.

  • The Decline and Fall of the Episcopal Church (in the Year of Our Lord 1952) | Peter Taylor

    The Decline and Fall of the Episcopal Church (in the Year of Our Lord 1952)

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Peter Taylor
    • Narrated By Randall Caudwell
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  • From Start-Up to Success in Internet Years | Deborah Triant (CEO,President,Check Point Software Technologies

    From Start-Up to Success in Internet Years

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    • By Deborah Triant (CEO, President, Check Point Software Technologies
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  • The Bob Edwards Show, Roger Thurow and Steven Gimbel, September 26, 2012 | Bob Edwards

    The Bob Edwards Show, Roger Thurow and Steven Gimbel, September 26, 2012

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Bob Edwards
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    After 30 years reporting for the Wall Street Journal, Roger Thurow left his job to focus exclusively on the issues of hunger, food supply and agriculture as a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. His first book, published in 2009, was the critically acclaimed, Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Era of Plenty. For his newest book, Thurow followed 4 small farmers in Kenya through one full year of farming. It’s titled The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change.

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