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    • The Almost Nearly Perfect People

    • Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
    • By: Michael Booth
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Journalist Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians for more than 10 years, and he has grown increasingly frustrated with the rose-tinted view of this part of the world offered up by the Western media. In this timely audiobook, he leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success, and, most intriguing of all, what they think of one another.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing! Anthropological, historical, entertaining

    • By Jay Friedman on 09-30-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Super Sushi Ramen Express

    • One Family's Journey Through the Belly of Japan
    • By: Michael Booth
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Japan is arguably the preeminent food nation on earth, a Mecca for the world's greatest chefs, with more Michelin stars than any other country. The Japanese go to extraordinary lengths and expense to eat food that is marked both by its exquisite preparation and exotic content. Their creativity, dedication, and courage in the face of dishes such as cod sperm and octopus ice cream is only now beginning to be fully appreciated in the sushi and ramen-saturated West.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting material that's well-narrated

    • By John S. on 11-09-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Britain’s May Is Seeking Brexit Concessions, but Europe Is Not Playing Along

    • By: Michael Birnbaum, William Booth
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Theresa May embarked Tuesday on a whirlwind tour of European capitals to try to win concessions on her deal to pull Britain from the European Union, a day after the plan’s unpopularity forced her to cancel a key parliamentary vote.

    "Britain’s May Is Seeking Brexit Concessions, but Europe Is Not Playing Along" is from the December 11, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael Birnbaum and William Booth and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Theresa May Delays Parliamentary Vote on Brexit Deal

    • By: William Booth, Michael Birnbaum, Karla Adam
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    LONDON — Faced with a devastating loss in Parliament, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Monday that she would delay a vote on the Brexit deal she negotiated with the European Union and instead return to Brussels to ask for more concessions.

    "Theresa May Delays Parliamentary Vote on Brexit Deal" is from the December 10, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth , Michael Birnbaum and Karla Adam and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Theresa May to Face a No-Confidence Vote, Throwing Her Job and Brexit into Doubt

    • By: William Booth, Karla Adam, Michael Birnbaum
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    LONDON — Lawmakers in Britain’s Conservative Party on Wednesday triggered a no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Theresa May, threatening her leadership as she struggles to secure a deal for Britain to leave the European Union.

    "Theresa May to Face a No-Confidence Vote, Throwing Her Job and Brexit into Doubt" is from the December 12, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth , Karla Adam and Michael Birnbaum and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Eating Dangerously

    • Why the Government Can't Keep Your Food Safe…and How You Can
    • By: Michael Booth, Jennifer Brown
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Americans are afraid of their food. And for good reason. In 2011, the deadliest food-borne illness outbreak in a century delivered killer listeria bacteria on innocuous cantaloupe never before suspected of carrying that pathogen. Nearly 50 million Americans will get food poisoning this year. Spoiled, doctored or infected food will send more than 100,000 people to the hospital. Three thousand will die. We expect, even assume, our government will protect our food, but how often do you think a major U.S. food farm get inspected by federal or state officials?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • U.S. Indicts Russian Spies in Hacking Campaign Linked to Olympics Doping Scandal

    • By: Ellen Nakashima, Michael Birnbaum, William Booth
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The Justice Department on Thursday announced the indictment of seven Russian military spies on cyber hacking charges linked to the leaking of Olympic athletes’ drug-test data in an alleged attempt to undermine international efforts to expose Russian doping.

    "U.S. Indicts Russian Spies in Hacking Campaign Linked to Olympics Doping Scandal" is from the October 04, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ellen Nakashima, Michael Birnbaum and William Booth and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Germany Seeks Stricter Limits on Migrants, Rolling Back Welcome Mat

    • By: William Booth, Anthony Faiola, Michael Birnbaum
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Germany Seeks Stricter Limits on Migrants, Rolling Back Welcome Mat" is from the September 18, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth,Anthony Faiola and Michael Birnbaum and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Brexit Talks on the Verge of Crucial New Stage as Theresa May Falters

    • By: Michael Birnbaum, William Booth
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    European leaders were ready Thursday to give a green light to a crucial new stage of Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union, as fresh divisions in London highlighted the challenge Prime Minister Theresa May faces selling any deal to her country.

    "Brexit Talks on the Verge of Crucial New Stage as Theresa May Falters" is from the December 14, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael Birnbaum and William Booth and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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