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  1. 8.7 hrs • 9/6/2016 • Unabridged

    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice—often the only choice—for the world’s most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era. Listen to Vanity Fair on the goGet the latest issue as it hits newsstandsBuy a single issue or subscribe

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    Vanity Fair: August–September 2016 Issue by Vanity Fair
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  2. 4.4 hrs • 9/6/2016 • Abridged

    Exclusive! Bruce Springsteen bares his soul and art in an astonishing new memoir. Plus…William Langewiesche on the Internet’s darkest cornersThe outrageous fortune of Sir Phillip GreenInside a Silicon Valley implosionThe secret architects of celebrity social mediaJordan Barrett, Taraji P. Henson, and more! Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice—often the only choice—for the world’s most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era.Listen to Vanity Fair on the goGet the latest issue as it hits newsstandsBuy a single issue or subscribe

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    Vanity Fair: October 2016 Issue

    4.4 hrs • 9/6/16 • Abridged
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  3. 7.2 hrs • 9/6/2016 • Unabridged
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    The Letters of Roald Dahl

    7.2 hrs • 9/6/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 9.5 hrs • 8/23/2016 • Unabridged

    From Pulitzer Prize-winner John McPhee—author of The Founding Fish—comes the fascinating story of an often overlooked, yet vitally important part of America. This first-hand account of the transportation sector features evocative portraits of the men and women who deliver our consumer and industrial goods. McPhee begins his adventure riding with Don Ainsworth, owner and operator of an 18-wheeler hauling nearly 30 tons of highly toxic chemicals from North Carolina to Washington. He continues his journey on a towboat pushing over 1,000 feet of barge up the narrow channel of the Illinois River. He rounds out his account crawling through Nebraska, Kansas, and the Powder River Basin of Wyoming in massive coal trains. Along the way, he tells the stories of the people he meets and the places he visits. McPhee’s sense of humor, incisive observations, and historical asides make for a highly entertaining journey across America.

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    Uncommon Carriers

    9.5 hrs • 8/23/16 • Unabridged
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  5. 2.4 hrs • 8/3/2016 • Unabridged

    One of the greatest minds in American writing, Kurt Vonnegut has left an indelible impression on literature with such inventive novels asCat’s Cradle,Slaughterhouse-Five and Breakfast of Champions. Now this iconic figure shares his often hilarious and always insightful reflections on America, art, politics, and life in general. No matter the subject, Vonnegut will have you considering perspectives you may never have regarded. On the creative process: “If you want to really hurt your parents, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding.” On politics: “No, I am not going to run for President, although I do know that a sentence, if it is to be complete, must have both a subject and a verb.” On nature: “Evolution is so creative. That’s how we got giraffes.” On modern cultural attitudes: “Do you think Arabs are dumb? They gave us our numbers. Try doing long division with Roman numerals.” And on the fate of humankind: “The good Earth—we could have saved it, but we were too damn cheap and lazy.” A Man without a Country showcases Vonnegut at his wittiest, most acerbic, and most concerned. Beyond the humor and biting satire is an appeal to all readers to give careful thought to the world around them and the people they share it with.

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    A Man without a Country

    2.4 hrs • 8/3/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 3.4 hrs • 8/2/2016 • Abridged

    Alicia Vikander is our September Issue cover girl: winning an Oscar, falling in love with a co-star, and that’s just for starters! Plus: Ingrid Sischy on the shop that defined 80s style The making of Boyz N the Hood Happy hour with French comedian Gad Elmaleh Robert Gottlieb on editing Hollywood’s grandest dames The half-century long literary battle over The Confessions of Nat Turner Plus: Nate Parker, Gad Elmaleh, and more! Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice—often the only choice—for the world’s most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era. Listen to Vanity Fair on the go Get the latest issue as it hits newsstands Buy a single issue or subscribe

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    Vanity Fair: September 2016 Issue

    3.4 hrs • 8/2/16 • Abridged
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  7. 5.6 hrs • 7/5/2016 • Unabridged

    E. B. White is best known for his children’s books, such as Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. A columnist for the New Yorker for over half a century and co-author of The Elements of Style, White hit his stride as an American literary icon when he began publishing his One Man’s Meat columns from his saltwater farm on the coast of Maine. In E. B. White on Dogs, his granddaughter and manager of his literary estate, Martha White, has compiled the best and funniest of her grandfather’s essays, poems, and letters depicting over a dozen of his various canine companions. Included here are favorite essays such as “Two Letters, Both Open,” “Bedfellows,” and many others, as well as some of White’s little-known “Notes and Comment” pieces covering dog shows, sled dog races, and the trials and tribulations of city canines. This is a book for those who recognize a good sentence and a masterful turn of a phrase; for E. B. White fans looking for more from their favorite author; and for dog lovers who may not have discovered the wit, style, and compassion of this most distinguished of American essayists.

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    E. B. White on Dogs by E. B. White

    E. B. White on Dogs

    Edited and with an introduction by Martha White
    Introduction read by Martha White
    5.6 hrs • 7/5/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 12.8 hrs • 7/5/2016 • Abridged

    Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice—often the only choice—for the world’s most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era. Listen to Vanity Fair on the goGet the latest issue as it hits newsstandsBuy a single issue or subscribe

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    Vanity Fair: April–June 2016 Issue by Vanity Fair

    Vanity Fair: April–June 2016 Issue

    12.8 hrs • 7/5/16 • Abridged
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    5.3 hrs • 7/5/2016 • Abridged

    It’s the summer of Margot Robbie! Listen to how the sexy femme fatale from The Wolf of Wall Street became the new queen of blockbusters. Plus Special report: Bill Cosby horror storiesThe real reason Trump won’t release his tax returnsNancy Jo Sales on dating for dollarsThe prep-school scandal that shook three generationsPlus: Pitbull, Billie Lourd, and more! Vanity Fair is a cultural filter, sparking the global conversation about the people and ideas that matter most. With a dedication to journalistic excellence and powerful storytelling, Vanity Fair is the first choice—often the only choice—for the world’s most influential and important audience. From print to social media, the big screen to the smartphone and now on audio, Vanity Fair is the arbiter of our era. Listen to Vanity Fair on the goGet the latest issue as it hits newsstandsBuy a single issue or subscribe

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    Vanity Fair: August 2016 Issue

    5.3 hrs • 7/5/16 • Abridged
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  10. 1.8 hrs • 7/1/2016 • Unabridged

    All over the world, there are thinking people of all religious faiths that believe in the theory of Reincarnation and Karma, as these seem to provide an acceptable answer to many of life's mysteries; however, as listeners of Joseph Murphy's audiobook will discover, there are other perfectly plausible explanations that account for what people consider to be past-life experiences, It also explain why people are born into this world with differing advantages, disadvantages, and handicaps.

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    The Meaning of Reincarnation

    1.8 hrs • 7/1/16 • Unabridged
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  11. 0.9 hrs • 6/21/2016 • Abridged

    Jay Parini’s readings are always an event, but too rare. For the first time, Parini has recorded his best known and most recent poems in an audiobook that welcomes the listener to enter his universe, which revolves around his deep connection to nature and underlines his concerns about the impacts of pollution and climate change. The audiobook follows the pattern of his popular readings, with the poet introducing each poem with context and comments, invariably revealing and often amusing. In these beautiful, haunting poems, Parini writes about the landscapes of mining country, of the railroads of Pennsylvania, of farm country, of worlds lost, families dispersed, faith tried and contested. Poems include: 1) Over the River 2) West Mountain Epilogue 3) In the Library After Hours 4) Historiography 101 5) The Grammar of Affection 6) Unpatriotic Gore 7) Poem with Allusions 8) Lament of the Middle Man 9) Old Frogs 10) Blessings 11) After the Terror 12) I Was There 13) The President Eats Breakfast Alone 14) High School 15) At the Ruined Monastery in Amalfi 16) The Trees Are Gone 17) Rain Before Nightfall 18) Playing in the Mines 19) The Conversation in Oxford 20) The Missionary Visits Our Church in Scranton 21) Coal Train 22) Anthracite Country 23) Swimming in Late September 24) This Reaping 25) High Gannet 26) Creed 27) The Insomniac Thinks of God 28) History 29) The Art of Subtraction 30) Amores (After Ovid) 31) Borges in Scotland 32) The Lost Soldiers 33) Old Teams 34) Reading Through the Night 35) A Knock at Midnight

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    West Mountain Epilogue

    0.9 hrs • 6/21/16 • Abridged
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  12. 7.9 hrs • 6/14/2016 • Unabridged

    Rarely does the debut of a new writer garner such attention & acclaim. The excitement began the moment “The Fourth State of Matter,” one of the fourteen extraordinary personal narratives in this book, appeared in the pages of the New Yorker. It increased when the author received a prestigious Whiting Foundation Award in November 1997, & it continued as the hardcover edition of The Boys of My Youth sold out its first printing even before publication. The author writes with perfect pitch as she takes us through one woman’s life—from childhood to marriage & beyond—and memorably captures the collision of youthful longing & the hard intransigences of time & fate.

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    The Boys of My Youth

    7.9 hrs • 6/14/16 • Unabridged
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  13. 10.1 hrs • 6/7/2016 • Unabridged

    We live in a culture of casual certitude. This has always been the case, no matter how often that certainty has failed. Though no generation believes there’s nothing left to learn, every generation unconsciously assumes that what has already been defined and accepted is (probably) pretty close to how reality will be viewed in perpetuity. And then, of course, time passes. Ideas shift. Opinions invert. What once seemed reasonable eventually becomes absurd, replaced by modern perspectives that feel even more irrefutable and secure—until, of course, they don’t. But What If We’re Wrong? visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who’ll perceive it as the distant past. Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then.”

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    But What If We’re Wrong?

    10.1 hrs • 6/7/16 • Unabridged
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  14. 10.4 hrs • 6/7/2016

    The Greatest Speeches of All Time is a collection of the most important and well-known speeches of modern times by US presidents, politicians, and other historical icons. These dramatic speeches changed the course of history and inspired millions worldwide. Included are speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., George Patton, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Malcolm X, Douglas MacArthur, and others.

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  15. 12.3 hrs • 6/7/2016 • Unabridged

    Legendary author and essayist E. B. White writes, “The essayist is a self-liberated man, sustained by the childish belief that everything he thinks about, everything that happens to him, is of general interest.” Covering a large number of subjects, this classic collection features thirty-one of White’s most memorable essays.

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    Essays of E. B. White by E. B. White

    Essays of E. B. White

    12.3 hrs • 6/7/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 12.5 hrs • 6/7/2016

    "A master of both distilled insight and utter nonsense" (The Believer), Ian Frazier is one of the most gifted chroniclers of contemporary America. Hogs Wild assembles a decade's worth of his finest essays and reportage, and demonstrates the irrepressible passions and artful digressions that distinguish his enduring body of work._x000D_ _x000D_ Part muckraker, part adventurer, and part raconteur, Frazier beholds, captures, and occasionally reimagines the spirit of the American experience. He travels down South to examine feral hogs, and learns that their presence in any county is a strong indicator that it votes Republican. He introduces us to a man who, when his house is hit by a supposed meteorite, hopes to "leverage" the space object into opportunity for his family, and a New York City police detective who is fascinated with rap-music-related crimes. Alongside Frazier's delight in the absurdities of contemporary life is his sense of social responsibility: there's an echo of the great reform-mindedwriters in his pieces on a soup kitchen, opioid overdose deaths on Staten Island, and the rise in homelessness in New York City under Mayor Bloomberg._x000D_ _x000D_ In each dizzying discovery, Hogs Wild unearths the joys of inquiry without agenda, curiosity without calculation. To read Frazier is to become a kind of social and political anthropologist--astute and deeply engaged.

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    Hogs Wild

    12.5 hrs • 6/7/16
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