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    • Musings of an Introverted Black Boy
    • By: Marcus Granderson
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    My story is probably not like yours. I’m a Black boy from the Midwest. I’ve never been kissed. I’m desperately in love with two women: Aretha and Whitney. I struggle with a mild form of social anxiety. I sing to myself almost everywhere I go. I’m an ex-chitlins (with hot sauce and ketchup) lover. I’ve been called an Oreo. I’ve been stopped by the police while walking home. I’m the descendant of slaves and a Harvard graduate.

    Regular price: $13.61

    • Truth Be Told

    • My Journey Through Life and the Law
    • By: Beverley McLachlin
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    With warmth, honesty, and deep wisdom, McLachlin invites us into her legal and personal life - into the hopes and doubts, the triumphs and losses on and off the bench. Through it all, her constant faith in justice remained her true north. In an age of division and uncertainty, McLachlin’s memoir is a reminder that justice and the rule of law remain our best hope for a progressive and bright future.

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Greater Freedom

    • Life as a Middle Eastern Woman Outside the Stereotypes
    • By: Alya Mooro
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Part memoir, part social commentary, The Greater Freedom: Life as a Middle Eastern Woman Outside the Stereotypes is a searingly honest account of the blessings, burdens, tensions and misconceptions associated a life spent between London and Cairo. Pulling from personal experiences, research, and conversations with other Middle Eastern women, the book focuses on the difficulties and misconceptions which many women face. This is not the story of oppressed Muslim women, nor is it the story of cosmopolitan feminists; rather, it is the story of women who fall between....

    Regular price: $14.99

    • We Will Rise

    • A True Story of Tragedy and Resurrection in the American Heartland
    • By: Steve Beaven
    • Length: 8 hrs
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    By 1977 the University of Evansville’s Purple Aces basketball team had won five small-college national championships. With a charismatic young coach and a freshman phenom, this small Indiana city hoped to see its team shine in the national spotlight. Then, on a foggy night, after just four games, the plane carrying the team and its coach crashed after takeoff, killing everyone on board. 

    • A True Story of Tragedy and Resurrection in the American Heartland
    • By: Steve Beaven
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Release date: 01-01-20
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    Regular price: $24.99

    • Queen Bess

    • An Unauthorized Biography of Bess Myerson
    • By: Jennifer Preston
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
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    When Bess Myerson, the Bronx-born daughter of Jewish immigrants, was crowned Miss America in 1945, she was determined to break down gender barriers and be more than a beauty queen. Then, after more than two decades as a glamorous television personality, Myerson took on corporate America, applying her celebrity as a consumer advocate to become an influential New York City political figure credited with helping elect Mayor Edward I. Koch. Then, in her early sixties, she found love with a much younger married man. The romance put her at the center of a political corruption scandal.

    Regular price: $29.99

    • A Wedding Thing [Amazon Original Stories]

    • The One
    • By: Shea Serrano, Larami Serrano
    • Narrated by: Shea Serrano, Larami Serrano
    • Length: 29 mins
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    Two days before Shea and Larami Serrano were to be married, four months into her pregnancy with twin boys, she went into labor. Stuck in a hospital room, fearing the worst, and dismantling a year’s worth of preparations in a matter of hours - the couple decides that the show must go on. Told from Shea’s and Larami’s dual perspectives, this memoir shows the powerful bond that can arise from adversity, a sense of humor, and mutual trust. 

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    • Parable [Amazon Original Stories]

    • The One
    • By: Jess Walter
    • Narrated by: Jess Walter
    • Length: 49 mins
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    In this funny remembrance of an unusual triangle, Jess learns to accept what’s best for the one animal he has ever loved. After all, he gave his heart to the Australian shepherd mix he’d rescued. What alternative has he other than to give the restless girl her freedom? But in doing so, Jess discovers more about himself, the nature of affection and attachment, the inevitability of loss, and how much Millie means to so many. 

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    • Lila [Amazon Original Stories]

    • The One
    • By: Naima Coster
    • Narrated by: Naima Coster
    • Length: 54 mins
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    When Naima Coster met Lila, they were girls of color in a predominantly white private school in Manhattan. As adolescents they found each other and needed each other. As each comes of age, and new bonds pull them apart, the friendship splinters. What happens when Naima and Lila turn to one another again - this time as women? And what will it take to recapture the connection that once meant the world to them? 

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    • The Visitor

    • By: Dodai Stewart
    • Narrated by: Dodai Stewart
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Maybe it’s true: love is just around the corner. But in this bittersweet true story, what’s a hopefully romantic New York City woman to do when that corner is three thousand miles away? One cold, lonely night, Manhattan writer Dodai Stewart meets a charming stranger on an internet dating site. He’s sexy. He’s smart. He’s funny. There’s an instant spark. And one unavoidable catch: adorable Marco lives in San Francisco.

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    • Beyond the Last Path

    • A Buchenwald Survivor's Story
    • By: Eugene Weinstock
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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    This is the story of No. 22483, who had been shipped from Belgium to Buchenwald. It records what he saw and felt during his calvary from Antwerp to the Malin distribution camp in France and from there to the extermination camp of Buchenwald. He was one of the few people who both entered a Nazi concentration camp and left again. This is his remarkable personal story that records his experiences of one of the most harrowing events in human history.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Amazing Aviators

    • By: Dr. Charles Margerison
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 41 mins
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    As the world becomes smaller and air travel more commonplace, do we always remember those amazing people whose bravery and vision has made it possible for us to travel around to the far ends of the earth? Take a fascinating flight through the lives of some of the world’s most celebrated aviators!  

    Regular price: $3.49

    • That Will Never Work

    • By: Marc Randolph
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar video stores were king. Late fees were ubiquitous, video-streaming unheard of, and widespread DVD adoption seemed about as imminent as flying cars. These were the widely accepted laws of the land in 1997 when Marc Randolph had an idea. It was a simple thought - leveraging the internet to rent movies - and was just one of many more proposals, like personalised baseball bats and a shampoo delivery service, that Randolph would pitch to his business partner, Reed Hastings, on their commute to work each morning.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Mountain Man

    • 446 Mountains. Six months. One record-breaking adventure
    • By: James Forrest
    • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
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    Nicknamed 'Mountain Man' by the Sunday Telegraph, James Forrest is the record-breaking adventurer who climbed every mountain in England and Wales in just six months – the fastest ever time. Solo and unsupported, he walked over 1,000 miles and ascended five times the height of Everest during his 446-peak challenge. And he did it all on his days off from work, proving it is possible to integrate an epic adventure into your everyday life.  

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Untitled MHM

    • By: To Be Confirmed
    • Length: 9 hrs
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    A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • She Came to Slay

    • The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
    • By: Erica Armstrong Dunbar
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
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    A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Exposure

    • Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont
    • By: Robert Bilott
    • Length: 14 hrs
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    Silent Spring meets Erin Brockovich in this eye-opening, riveting true story of the lawyer who spent two decades building a case against DuPont for its use of the hazardous, unregulated chemical PFOA, uncovering a history of environmental contamination that affects virtually every person on the planet, and the heartless behavior that kept it a secret for 60 years.  

    • Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPont
    • By: Robert Bilott
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Release date: 10-08-19
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    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get

    • An Entrepreneur's Memoir
    • By: Joe Ricketts
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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    The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get offers a view inside Joe Ricketts’s mind, giving listeners a visceral understanding of how entrepreneurs think and act differently from the rest of us - how they see the horizon where we just see a spreadsheet. Ricketts also talks honestly about his shortcomings as a manager, the career sacrifices his wife made for his business, the complexity of being a father, and the pain of his mentor’s betrayal and of his brother’s death from of AIDS. Overcoming these and other challenges, he built a company now worth $30 billion.  

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    • When Time Stopped

    • A Memoir of My Father, Survival and What Remains
    • By: Ariana Neumann
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    In this remarkably moving memoir Ariana Neumann dives into the secrets of her father’s past: years spent hiding in plain sight in war-torn Berlin, the annihilation of dozens of family members in the Holocaust, and the courageous choice to build anew.

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    • Father of Lions

    • By: Louise Callaghan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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    Father of Lions is the story of Mosul Zoo. It survived under the stern hand of Abu Laith, the zookeeper, a man with an interesting past and a lifelong animal lover. His real name was Imad, but for as long as he could remember everyone had called him by his nickname, Abu Laith – 'Father of Lions'. And the lions and bears survived not only two years of Isis occupation, but starvation and bombardment by liberating forces. 

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    • The Last Princess

    • By: Matthew Dennison
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
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    Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore, later Princess Henry of Battenberg, was the last-born - in 1866 - of Victoria and Albert's children, and she would outlive all of her siblings to die as recently as 1944. Her childhood coincided with her mother's extended period of mourning for her prematurely deceased husband, a circumstance which may have contributed to Victoria's determination to keep her youngest daughter as close to her as possible. She would eventually marry Prince Henry of Battenberg in 1885, but only after overcoming her mother's opposition to their union.

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