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    • Into the Hands of the Soldiers

    • Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East
    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
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    In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages, and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brotherhood president. The 2013 military coup replaced him with a vigorous strongman, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has cracked down on any dissent or opposition with a degree of ferocity Mubarak never dared. What went wrong? Is the Arab world stuck between military and theocratic authoritarianism? And how did Washington manage to be so feckless and reactive?

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    • Awesome story and perspective

    • By Dexter Williams on 10-08-18

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    • Turkey Names Saudi Operatives It Says Killed Dissident Journalist

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick, Malachy Browne
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    ANKARA, Turkey — One is the chief of forensic evidence at Saudi Arabia’s internal security agency. Another is an officer in the Saudi special operations forces who posted pictures of himself on social media posing in a living room with a shiny stainless steel handgun.

    "Turkey Names Saudi Operatives It Says Killed Dissident Journalist" is from the October 10, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and Malachy Browne and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Turkey Demands ‘Convincing Explanation’ on Missing Saudi Journalist

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick, Ben Hubbard, Carlotta Gall
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Turkish officials on Sunday demanded a “convincing explanation” from Saudi Arabia over the alleged killing of a dissident who disappeared during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, sharply escalating tensions between two of the Middle East’s most important powers.

    "Turkey Demands ‘Convincing Explanation’ on Missing Saudi Journalist" is from the October 07, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick, Ben Hubbard and Carlotta Gall and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A court in Bahrain sentenced a prominent democracy advocate Wednesday to five years in prison for tweets about abuses in prisons and the Saudi-led war in Yemen, continuing the crackdown that crushed the Arab Spring uprising there seven years ago.

    "Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets" is from the February 21, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Der Facebook-Effekt

    • Hinter den Kulissen des Internet-Giganten
    • By: David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Rainer Fritzsche
    • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
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    Facebook ist die wahrscheinlich rasanteste Internet-Story der letzten Jahre: Nach wenigen Jahren zählt Facebook inzwischen über 500 Millionen Nutzer...

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    • The Facebook Effect

    • The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
    • By: David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: David Kirkpatrick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

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    • Love the Book, but the interview at the end?

    • By Phillip on 11-12-10

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    • Neither Married nor Single

    • By: David Kirkpatrick MA MD
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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    When Dr. David Kirkpatrick's wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2007, their lives - and their marriage - would change forever. In an honest, uplifting, and sometimes heartbreaking account of loving a partner with dementia, Dr. Kirkpatrick creates a clear guide for others in similar circumstances. He shares his perspective both as a loving and grief-stricken husband coping with a profound change in his marriage, and as a geriatric psychiatrist doing everything he can for his wife while continually learning throughout that experience. 

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    • The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyber Power. No More.

    • By: David E. Sanger, David D. Kirkpatrick, Nicole Perlroth
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a withdrawal request that had misspelled “foundation” as “fandation.”

    "The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyber Power. No More." is from the October 15, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David E. Sanger, David D. Kirkpatrick and Nicole Perlroth and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Mysterious Buyer of the $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci Painting? A Saudi Prince

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    He is a little-known Saudi prince from a remote branch of the royal family, with no history as a major art collector and no publicly known source of great wealth. But the prince, Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, is the mystery buyer of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi,” which fetched a record $450.3 million at auction last month, documents show.

    "The Mysterious Buyer of the $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci Painting? A Saudi Prince" is from the December 07, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Emirati Prince Flees to Qatar, Exposing Tensions in UAE

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    LONDON — The defection of an Emirati prince to Qatar has provided a rare glimpse into tensions among the rulers of the United Arab Emirates and added an awkward complication to its feud with Qatar, its regional rival.

    "Emirati Prince Flees to Qatar, Exposing Tensions in UAE" is from the July 14, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Saudis Toughen Crackdown, Blunting Good Publicity Over Letting Women Drive

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    LONDON — Saudi Arabia is escalating its crackdown on activists who had pressed for the right of women to drive, bringing the number arrested to at least 11 and publicly branding them as “traitors.”

    "Saudis Toughen Crackdown, Blunting Good Publicity Over Letting Women Drive" is from the May 24, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Several Reported Killed in Libya as Gunmen Storm National Oil Company

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick, Suliman Ali Zway
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Gunmen stormed the headquarters of Libya’s national oil company in Tripoli on Monday, setting off explosions, taking hostages and spraying gunfire, leaving several people dead or wounded before forces aligned with the government took control of the building. The identity and motives of the assailants were not clear.

    "Several Reported Killed in Libya as Gunmen Storm National Oil Company" is from the September 10, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and Suliman Ali Zway and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Fundraiser for Trump Sues Qatar Over Hacking

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    LONDON — Lawyers for Elliott Broidy, a Republican fundraiser close to President Donald Trump, on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the government of Qatar of hacking into his emails and conspiring with Washington lobbyists to besmirch his reputation.

    "Fundraiser for Trump Sues Qatar Over Hacking" is from the March 26, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Signs of Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Referendum

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    More than 150,000 Russian-language Twitter accounts posted tens of thousands of messages in English urging Britain to leave the European Union in the days before last year’s referendum on the issue, a team of researchers disclosed Wednesday.

    "Signs of Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Referendum" is from the November 15, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Saudi Arabia Seeks the Death Penalty for Female Activist

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Saudi Arabia, which has one of the highest execution rates in the world, is taking the rare step of seeking the death penalty for a 29-year-old female activist accused of encouraging demonstrations for greater rights for the Shiite Muslim minority, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch said.

    "Saudi Arabia Seeks the Death Penalty for Female Activist" is from the August 22, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • In Brexit-Era London, a Mosque Sits Between Two Types of Hate

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Behind a glass door inside Al Madina Mosque, Ashfaq Siddique stands at ramrod attention, his eyes darting. He is the mosque’s guiding spirit. He is also a former policeman with Scotland Yard. He is scanning live feeds from 36 closed-circuit cameras that monitor everything from the prayer hall to the ablutions room. He is searching for trouble.

    "In Brexit-Era London, a Mosque Sits Between Two Types of Hate" is from the November 10, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Long-standing System

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
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    A midnight blitz of arrests ordered by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia over the weekend has ensnared dozens of its most influential figures, including 11 of his royal cousins, in what by Sunday appeared to be the most sweeping transformation in the kingdom’s governance for more than eight decades.

    "Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Long-standing System" is from the November 05, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Mueller’s Focus on Adviser to UAE Indicates Broader Inquiry

    • By: Mark Mazzetti, David D. Kirkpatrick, Maggie Haberman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 11 mins
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    George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman, has hovered on the fringes of international diplomacy for three decades. He was a back-channel negotiator with Syria during the Clinton administration, reinvented himself as an adviser to the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates and last year was a frequent visitor to President Donald Trump’s White House.

    "Mueller’s Focus on Adviser to UAE Indicates Broader Inquiry" is from the March 03, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Mazzetti, David D. Kirkpatrick and Maggie Haberman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Is Facebook Different from the National Enquirer? An Irish Lawyer Thinks Not

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 10 mins
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    BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Paul Tweed made his name suing news organizations like CNN, Forbes and The National Enquirer on behalf of Hollywood movie stars, winning high-profile cases for celebrities like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake by hopscotching among Belfast, London and Dublin to take advantage of their favorable defamation or privacy laws.

    "Is Facebook Different from the National Enquirer? An Irish Lawyer Thinks Not" is from the May 22, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Saudis Said to Use Coercion and Abuse to Seize Billions

    • By: Ben Hubbard, David D. Kirkpatrick, Kate Kelly, and others
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 10 mins
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    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Businessmen once considered giants of the Saudi economy now wear ankle bracelets that track them. Princes who led military forces and appeared in glossy magazines are monitored by guards they do not command. Families who flew on private jets cannot gain access to their bank accounts. Even wives and children have been forbidden to travel.

    "Saudis Said to Use Coercion and Abuse to Seize Billions" is from the March 12, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Hubbard, David D. Kirkpatrick, Kate Kelly and Mark Mazzetti and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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