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    • Thomas Hardy

    • The Time-Torn Man
    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker, Jill Balcon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Thomas Hardy by Claire Tomalin, read by Jill Balcon and David Shaw Parker. Paradox ruled Thomas Hardy's life. His birth was almost his death; he became one of the great Victorian novelists and reinvented himself as one of the 20th-century's greatest poets; he was an unhappy husband and a desolate widower; and he wrote bitter attacks on the English class system yet prized the friendship of aristocrats. In the hands of Whitbread Award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin, Thomas Hardy the novelist, poet, neglectful husband and mourning lover all come vividly alive. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Parrish Times

    • My Life as a Racer
    • By: Steve Parrish
    • Narrated by: Steve Parrish
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Champion motorcyclist and truck racer, television presenter, practical joker or just plain survivor - Steve Parrish has been called them all. Parrish Times tracks his amazing journey over the last four decades, through a roller-coaster ride of emotions in surely the most dangerous and exhilarating sporting arena there is.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Talking of Justice

    • People's Rights in Modern India
    • By: Leila Seth
    • Narrated by: Shernaz Patel
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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    Leila Seth was the first woman to top the Bar examinations in London, the first woman judge of the Delhi High Court, and the first woman to become chief justice of a state High Court. She was appointed as a judge in 1978 and retired as Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh in 1992.  

    Regular price: $19.40

    • I'll Be Seeing You

    • By: Sherry Raby
    • Narrated by: Kay Webster
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    Can you truly find lasting love at the age of 10? Amid a murderous war, an overbearing mother, and a girl vehemently professing her hatred, Bill finds passion that transcends time. Not even death can sever the bindings of their love.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Moment of Grace

    • By: Patrick Dillon
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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    A Moment of Grace is the searing, tender account of Patrick’s life with Nicola and her illness, and his life after her loss. But it is more than a story of illness and unbearable grief: it is a book of memory, of home, of family. It is a tale of the transfiguring power of love. Heartbreaking, life-affirming and truly unforgettable, A Moment of Grace is one man’s journey to find life after his wife’s death. 

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Charlie Munger: A Biography

    • By: Chase Archibald
    • Narrated by: Andrew S. Baldwin
    • Length: 34 mins
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    Discover the life and impressive accomplishments of Charlie Munger, American investor, businessman, and philanthropist.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Bradbury Speaks

    • Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars
    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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    He is an American treasure, a clear-eyed fantasist without peer, and a literary icon who has created wonder for the better part of seven decades. On subjects as diverse as fiction, the future, film, famous personalities, and more, Ray Bradbury has much to say, as only he can say it. Collected in this audiobook are memories, ruminations, opinions, prophecies, and philosophies from one of the most influential and admired writers of our time. 

    Regular price: $20.99

    • My Faith Can

    • By: Gary Hawkins Sr
    • Narrated by: Eric Boozer
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    Bishop Gary Hawkins, Sr. is no ordinary pastor. His out-of-the-box, cutting-edge, creative thinking caused him to grow a church from 75 people to over 10,000 in less than five years. Being a new pastor, he turned his frustrations of how to grow ministry from the ground up into a simple step-by-step book of wisdom and knowledge that will grow your business. My Faith Can is designed to stretch your faith like never before. 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Most Interesting Man in the World

    • Nikola Tesla
    • By: Gray Barker, Nikola Tesla, Andrew Colvin
    • Narrated by: Neil Reeves
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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    In The Most Interesting Man in the World, Gray Barker carefully explains several of Nikola Tesla’s inventions in language the average listener can understand. He also includes articles by Tesla experts Tom Bearden, William R. Lyne, and Fred Bobb, as well as several chapters written by Tesla himself which presage the advent of radio, television, the Internet, satellites, cellphones, and lasers, proving just how far ahead of everyone else Tesla really was. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Walking with Tigers

    • By: John Black
    • Narrated by: Chuck Brown
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
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    Joel Dahmen overcame the loss of his mother to cancer only to fight the disease himself. Through it all, he was a survivor and never lost sight of his dream of playing on the PGA Tour. In August 2016, Dahmen gained the right to chase the dream for real, but learned quickly that staying on the tour may be harder than getting there. Geno Bonnalie is also a dreamer who lives life with a special zest. He believes in Joel so much that he gave up a safe and secure lifestyle to become his caddie. Together, the two small-town kids face an uphill battle seeking success on golf’s biggest stage. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Recovering Leadership

    • Musings of an Addict Leader
    • By: Thomas Hill III
    • Narrated by: Thomas Hill III
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
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    Recovering Leadership is the story of an addict leader who reached a dead end and had to find a new way to live and work. In his recovery and in the recovery of the organization he leads, author Thomas Hill learned where his real value comes from and how to properly value and care for others. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson

    • The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627
    • By: Karl Smari Hreinsson, Adam Nichols
    • Narrated by: Bruce Kramer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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    In the summer of 1627, Barbary corsairs raided Iceland, killing dozens of people and abducting close to 400 to sell into slavery in Algiers. Among those taken was the Lutheran minister Reverend Olafur Egilsson. Reverend Olafur wrote The Travels to chronicle his experiences both as a captive and as a traveler across Europe (he journeyed alone from Algiers to Copenhagen in an attempt to raise funds to ransom the Icelandic captives who remained behind). 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Restless Wave

    • Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations
    • By: John McCain, Mark Salter
    • Narrated by: John McCain, Beau Bridges
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
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    In a time when Washington, DC and the country are more polarized than they have been for decades, John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle. He is a model for bipartisanship and political integrity. In his 40 years in politics, McCain has never been afraid to buck trends or ruffle a few feathers. His words are more important today than ever.

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    • A measured response from a True Patriot

    • By Bernard Goldbach on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Facts and Fears

    • By: Trey Brown, James R. Clapper
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
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    When he stepped down in January 2017 as the fourth US Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama's senior intelligence advisor for six and a half years, longer than his three predecessors combined. He led the US Intelligence Community through a period that included the raid on Osama bin Laden, the Benghazi attack, the leaks of Edward Snowden, and Russia's influence operation on the 2016 US election.

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    • Thank you Director Clapper

    • By lach@megalink.net on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Well, That Escalated Quickly

    • Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist
    • By: Franchesca Ramsey
    • Narrated by: Franchesca Ramsey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
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    Franchesca Ramsey didn't set out to be an activist. Or a comedian. Or a commentator on identity, race, and culture, really. But then her YouTube video "What White Girls Say...to Black Girls" went viral. Faced with an avalanche of media requests, fan letters, and hate mail, she had two choices: Jump in and make her voice heard or step back and let others frame the conversation. After a crash course in social justice and more than a few foot-in-mouth moments, she realized she had a talent and passion for breaking down injustice in America in ways that could make people listen and engage.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • My Father's Business

    • The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company
    • By: Cal Turner Jr., Rob Simbeck
    • Narrated by: Cal Turner Jr.
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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    Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father Cal Turner, Sr. and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300 - at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse.  

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Mary Queen of Scots

    • By: Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
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    Her royal birth gave her claim to the thrones of two nations; her marriage to the young French dauphin promised to place a third glorious crown on her noble head. Instead, Mary Stuart became the victim of her own impulsive heart, scandalizing her world with a foolish passion that would lead to abduction, rape, and even murder. Here is her story, a queen who lost a throne for love, a monarch pampered and adored even as she was led to her beheading, the unforgettable woman who became a legend for all time.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Kennedy Curse

    • Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years
    • By: Edward Klein
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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    Death was merciful to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for it spared her a parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a child. But if Jackie had lived to see her son, JFK Jr., perish in a plane crash on his way to his cousin's wedding, she would have been doubly horrified by the familiar pattern in the tragedy. Once again, on a day that should have been full of joy and celebration, America's first family was struck by the Kennedy Curse.  

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Racehoss

    • Big Emma's Boy
    • By: Carol Sample - afterword, David R. Dow - foreword, Albert Race Sample
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
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    Reissued with 10 percent more material about a black man who spent 17 years on a brutal Texas prison plantation and underwent a remarkable transformation. First published in 1984, Racehoss: Big Emma’s Boy is Albert Race Sample’s tale of resilience, revelation, and redemption. With new stories that had been edited out of the first edition, a foreword by Texas attorney and writer David R. Dow, and an afterword by Sample’s widow, Carol, this new edition of Racehoss: Big Emma’s Boy offers a more complete picture of this extraordinary time in America’s recent past.  

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ants Among Elephants

    • An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
    • By: Sujatha Gidla
    • Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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    Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of 26. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary - and yet how typical - her family history truly was. 

    Regular price: $30.09

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