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    • Beautiful Trouble

    • A Toolbox for Revolution
    • By: David Oswald Mitchell (editor), Andrew Boyd (editor)
    • Narrated by: Sam Clymer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From Cairo to cyberspace, from Main Street to Wall Street, today's social movements have a creative new edge that’s blurring the boundaries between artist and activist, hacker and dreamer. But the principles that make for successful creative action rarely get hashed out or written down.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Alive Inside the Wreck

    • A Biography of Nathanael West
    • By: Joe Woodward
    • Narrated by: Patrick Baur
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    >From his name to his college transcript to his literary style, Nathanael West was self-invented. Born Nathan Weinstein, the author of the classics Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939) was an uncompromising artist obsessed with writing the perfect novel. He pursued his passion from New York to California, flirting dangerously with the bleak, faux-glamour of Hollywood as the country suffered through the grim realities of the Great Depression.

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    • Poorly narrated

    • By Clark Dimond on 11-14-16

    Regular price: $18.49

    • Desperately Seeking Self-Improvement: A Year Inside the Optimization Movement

    • By: Carl Cederström, André Spicer
    • Narrated by: Paul G Bailey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    In this audiobook, the authors of the widely-acclaimed Wellness Syndrome throw themselves headlong into the techniques of self-optimization, a burgeoning movement that seeks to transcend the limits placed on us as mere humans, whether the feebleness of our bodies or our mental incapacities. Cederstrom and Spicer, devoted each month of a roller coaster year to a different way of improving themselves: January was Productivity, February their bodies, March their brains. June was for sex and September for money. Perhaps the trickiest was April, a month devoted to relationships.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bizzare

    • By Pravin Dahal on 09-25-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Inside Iran

    • The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran
    • By: Medea Benjamin
    • Narrated by: Rosemary Benson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    US relations with Iran have been fraught for decades, but, under the Trump Administration, tensions are rising to startling levels. Medea Benjamin, one of the best-known 21st century activists, offers the incredible history of how a probable alliance became a bitter antagonism in this accessible and fascinating story. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pocket Piketty: A Handy Guide to Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    • By: Jesper Roine
    • Narrated by: Nathan Bierma
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We all know the book: it's been hailed as one of the most important documents on how the world economy works, or doesn't work, and it's been a colossal bestseller since it first appeared in 2014, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century makes a powerful case that wealth, and accumulated wealth, tends to stay where it lands: and with the passage of time, just gets bigger…and bigger. But how many of us who bought or borrowed the book - or even, perhaps, reviewed it - have read more than a fraction of its 696 pages? 

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Women of Resistance

    • Poems for a New Feminism
    • By: Danielle Barnhart, Iris Mahan
    • Narrated by: Jordan Scherer
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Creative activists have reacted to the 2016 presidential election in myriad of ways. Editors Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan have drawn on their profound knowledge of the poetry scene to put together an extraordinary list of poets taking a feminist stance against the new authority. Representing the complexity and diversity of contemporary womanhood and bolstering the fight against racism, sexism, and violence, this collection unites powerful new writers, performers, and activists with established poets.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead

    • By: Gordon Van Gelder
    • Narrated by: Bob Siegel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fighting in the streets, corruption at the highest levels, collapsing infrastructure, brutal police, a daily threat of nuclear war: few of us thought we’d find ourselves here, so far into the 21st century. What’s next? Are we really going to be “great again,” however that’s meant? And if we are, what does that mean for those of us on the receiving end of the less-than-great? In this diverse and vigorous mix of stories by newcomers and luminaries, writers offer their takes on what life might hold for us in the next few years. 

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Kingdom of the Unjust

    • Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection
    • By: Medea Benjamin
    • Narrated by: Margy Stein
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Medea Benjamin researches the sinister nature of the relationship between the US and Saudi Arabia. In seven succinct chapters followed by a meditation on prospects for change, Benjamin shines a light on one of the most perplexing elements of American foreign policy. Why, over a period of decades and across various presidential administrations, has the US consistently supported a regime shown time and again to be one of the most powerful forces working against American interests?  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Candidate

    • Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power
    • By: Alex Nunns
    • Narrated by: Pete Nottage
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In June 2017, an earthquake shook the very foundations of British politics. With Labour widely predicted to suffer a crushing defeat in the general election, Jeremy Corbyn instead achieved a stunning upset - a hung parliament, the humiliation of Theresa May's government, and more than 40 percent of the vote. A lifelong and uncompromising socialist, Corbyn had, against all expectations, been dramatically elected leader of the party in September 2015. How these events came about is the subject of Alex Nunns' highly listenable and richly researched account.

    • Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power
    • By: Alex Nunns
    • Narrated by: Pete Nottage
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 06-26-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Going Rouge

    • An American Nightmare
    • By: Richard Kim, Betsy Reed
    • Narrated by: Laura Faye Smith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sarah Palin has many faces: hockey mom, fundamentalist Christian, sex symbol, Republican ideologue, fashion icon, "maverick" populist. But, above all, Palin has become one thing: an American obsession that just won't go away. Edited by two senior editors at The Nation magazine, this sharp, smart, up-to-the-minute book examines Palin's obscure origins in Wasilla, Alaska, her spectacular rise to the effective leadership of the Republican Party, and the nightmarish prospect of her continuing to dominate the nation's political scene.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Knowing Too Much

    • Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel is Coming to an End
    • By: Norman G. Finkelstein
    • Narrated by: Tyler Crandall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Traditionally, American Jews have been broadly liberal in their political outlook; indeed African-Americans are the only ethnic group more likely to vote Democratic in US elections. Over the past half century, however, attitudes on one topic have stood in sharp contrast to this group's generally progressive stance: support for Israel. Despite Israel's record of militarism, illegal settlements, and human rights violations, American Jews have, stretching back to the 1960s, remained largely steadfast supporters of the Jewish 'homeland'.

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    • Important subject, but poor reader

    • By Kathy on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • This Time We Went Too Far

    • By: Norman G. Finkelstein
    • Narrated by: Tom Pile
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the Palestinians who live in the narrow coastal strip of Gaza, the Israeli invasion of December 2008 was a nightmare of unimaginable proportions: In the 22-day-long action, 1,400 Gazans were killed, several hundred on the first day alone. And yet, while nothing should diminish Palestinian suffering through those frightful days, it is possible something redemptive is emerging from the tragedy of Gaza

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    • Wonderful book. Highly recommend this to everyone

    • By Anonymous User on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Trump U: The Inside Story of Trump University

    • By: Stephen Gilpin
    • Narrated by: James Romick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    While the president of the United States seems to be able to shock with each new tweet, and no depth seems too low for him to sink to, we've yet to hear from someone who was at the heart of one of his signature outrages - Trump University, the infamous and elaborate scheme to con hundreds of earnest citizens out of their hard-earned dollars. Until now. Stephen Gilpin is a real estate guy. His forte is buying distressed properties and flipping them; he's done a lot of that, in his day, in Florida and elsewhere.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Rich People Things

    • By: Chris Lehmann
    • Narrated by: Benjamin J. Kass
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's never easy being rich: endless tax avoidance, the Sisyphean search for reliable domestic staff, the never-ending burden of surly stares from the Great Sea of the Unwashed as one goes about one's rightful business. Toughest of all is simply keeping track of everything one owns. There's so much of it. And personal possessions are just the beginning. You must keep a gimlet eye, too, on the myriad people and institutions that safeguard your gilded status.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why are rich people Chris Lehmann's villans?

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-25-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Midnight on the Mavi Marmara

    • The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict
    • By: Moustafa Bayoumi (editor)
    • Narrated by: Rampart Recordings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At 4:30 AM on Monday, May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos, boarding from sea and air, attacked the six boats of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla as it sailed through international waters attempting to bring humanitarian relief to the beleaguered Palestinians of Gaza. Within minutes, nine peace activists were dead. In these pages, a range of activists, journalists, and analysts piece together the events that occurred that May night, mixing together first-hand testimony and documentary record with hard-headed analysis and historical overview.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Tweets from Tahrir

    • Egypt's Revolution as it Unfolded, in the Words of the People Who Made it
    • By: Nadia Idle, Alex Nunns
    • Narrated by: Shaheed Sabreen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Twitter accounts of the activists who brought heady days of revolution to Egypt in January and February this year paint an exhilarating picture of an uprising in real-time. Thousands of young people documented on cell phones every stage of their revolution, as it happened. This book brings together a selection of key tweets in a compelling, fast-paced narrative, allowing the story of the uprising to be told directly by the people in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Occupying Wall Street

    • The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America
    • By: Writers for the 99%, A. J. Bauer, Christine Baumgarthuber, and others
    • Narrated by: Kevin Readdean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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    The inside story of the protest that has given birth to America's most important progressive movement in a half century. In a vivid, fast-paced narrative, the key events of the occupation are described: the pepper spraying of young women corralled between plastic fences by the NYPD; the mass arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge; the victory on October 14th when an announced "clean up" of the square was abandoned by a mayor's office fearful of a PR disaster; and the eventual storming of the occupation that brought it to an abrupt end.

    Regular price: $19.95