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    • Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart

    • By: Mimi Swartz
    • Narrated by: Lydia Mackay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It wasn’t supposed to be this hard. If America could send a man to the moon, shouldn’t the best surgeons in the world be able to build an artificial heart? In TickerTexas Monthly executive editor and two time National Magazine Award winner Mimi Swartz shows just how complex and difficult it can be to replicate one of nature’s greatest creations. Part investigative journalism, part medical mystery, Ticker is a dazzling story of modern innovation, recounting 50 years of false starts, abysmal failures, and miraculous triumphs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!!

    • By Keren on 08-13-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • True Crime from Texas Monthly

    • By: Pamela Colloff, Skip Hollandsworth, Katy Vine, and others
    • Narrated by: Staci Snell, Karissa Vacker, Lydia Mackay, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In partnership with Texas Monthly, the following articles spotlighting true crime are now available in a bundle as an audio download: "The Cheerleader Murder Plot" features a woman who went to extreme, murderous lengths to ensure her daughter's spot on the cheerleading squad. "The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob" profiles the mysterious Peggy Jo Tallas who, disguised as a man, robbed banks and confounded police for years. Also featuring "A Kiss Before Dying", "The Talented Mr. Khater", and "Just Desserts".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • the first one was weak but the other stories were

    • By MEgan s on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Missing JFK Assassination Film

    • The Mystery Surrounding the Orville Nix Home Movie of November 22, 1963
    • By: Gayle Nix Jackson
    • Narrated by: Lydia Mackay
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Missing JFK Assassination Film is not the typical JFK assassination book. This book does not attempt to answer the question of who killed John F. Kennedy; instead it addresses why we should question the actions of those involved and why the truth was withheld from the people. Though copies of Orville Nix's film exist, the original film is missing. Why? The FBI confiscated Orville's camera for several months, then returned it in pieces. Were these actions sinister, or were they just examples of governmental incompetence?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Social Studies from Texas Monthly

    • By: Katy Vine, Michael Hall, Gary Cartwright, and others
    • Narrated by: Bruce Dubose, Lydia Mackay, Christopher Ryan Grant
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In partnership with Texas Monthly, the following articles focusing on Texas society are now available in a bundle as an audio download: "Busting Out of Mexico" by Jan Reid, read by Bruce DuBose; "Showdown at Waggoner Ranch" by Gary Cartwright, read by Bruce DuBose; "Cops and Robbers" by Katy Vine, read by Lydia Mackay ; "Lost and Found" by Katy Vine, read by Lydia Mackay; and "The Trouble With Innocence" by Michael Hall, read by Christopher Ryan Grant.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • In Short Measures

    • Three Novellas
    • By: Michael Ruhlman
    • Narrated by: Lydia Mackay, Robert McCollum, Lauren Davis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his three novellas, In Short Measures, Strong Conspirators, and Sally Forth, Michael Ruhlman delves deeply into the nuanced complexity of romantic and sexual love - and the inevitable evolution of the heart over the span of years and decades. Each novella asks questions about the nature of love in terms of loyalty and fidelity - what are one's obligations toward one's spouse, one's family, and one's heart?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm so glad I gave this book a chance!

    • By rosalinda lam on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cops and Robbers

    • Social Studies from Texas Monthly
    • By: Katy Vine
    • Narrated by: Lydia Mackay
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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    Law enforcement in Hidalgo County would joke that without the drug trade, half the business in the county would fail. Others would say of the region in South Texas that you'd be hard pressed to meet a local who didn't know a drug dealer. The sentiment of the local culture and economy relying on the drug trade would turn from harmless to hostile when the line between drug busters and drug dealers began to blur.

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Just Desserts

    • By: Katy Vine
    • Narrated by: Lydia Mackay
    • Length: 50 mins
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    Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins led a perfectly adequate middle class life in Corsicana, Texas. Mr. Jenkins, Sandy, worked as an accountant at Collin Street Bakery, world-famous for their fruitcakes. Kay, Mrs. Jenkins, was the more outgoing of the two, the one that friends and neighbors actually noticed and didn't mind talking to. Feelings of adequacy and invisibility weighed on Sandy, and were only compounded by his admiration of boss bakery owner, Bob McNutt, a man who reminded him daily that others were respected and were living more luxurious lives than he.

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

    • By: Mimi Swartz
    • Narrated by: Lydia Mackay
    • Length: 56 mins
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    Many Americans today feel they don't hold the reins to their own health care; for American women, health care is nothing less than a Trojan horse. With women's health care politicized more than ever, it's impossible not to wonder how we got to now. Mimi Swartz's "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives" is a vital snapshot of this history for fans of Hulu's adaption of The Handmaid's Tale or listeners of the podcast "Pod Save America". Told with immense levity and grave understanding, this article - available for the first time as an audio program - details a turning point in women's health care legislation. 

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Lost and Found

    • By: Katy Vine
    • Narrated by: Lydia Mackay
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Katy Vine's "Lost and Found" is a thoughtful and uplifting look into a refugee community in the heart of Texas at a time when political sentiment surrounding refugees and immigration turned increasingly negative. Texas is known nationwide for accepting a high ratio of refugees admitted to the United States. Though most end up in Houston, the smaller city of Amarillo has become a harbor for new immigrants looking to start anew.

    Regular price: $5.59