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  1. 7.5 hrs • 4/26/2016 • Unabridged

    Popular blogger Anna Newell Jones of AndThenWeSaved.com delivers this self-help manifesto that reveals how a “spending fast” will help you get on the road to living debt-free. In 2009, young photographer Anna Newell Jones was rapidly suffocating under the weight of too much debt. An inveterate “spender,” she was in way over her head, to the tune of almost $24,000. She knew her debt was only going to get worse if she didn’t take action, but she didn’t know where to look for help. On a whim, Anna decided to go on a spending fast—an idea she heard in passing but knew little about. Creating her own method, she learned what worked and what didn’t and wrote about it on her blog, AndThenWeSaved.com. Amazingly, Anna was able to eliminate all $23,605.10 of her debt in only 15 months! She was interviewed in Forbes, Self, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and the Chicago Tribune. Anna’s journey inspired people and showed them that they too could change the way they dealt with their own money woes. The Spender’s Guide To Debt-Free Living takes listeners through a detailed step-by-step plan on how to do a Spending Fast and get out of debt, including: Creating a personalized Debt-Free Life Pledge.Understanding where your money is going when you’re in debt, and where it will come from to pay it off.Learning why putting money into a savings account before (or while) paying off debt may not be the best idea for you.Finding additional income sources and generating side gigs.Re-integrating spending into your life once you’re out of debt, so that you stay out of debt. Filled with do-it-yourself ideas, insight from experts, and tons of motivational tips and real-life practical advice, The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living proves that you don’t have to win the lottery or get a new job to change your life.

    Available Formats: Download, CD, MP3 CD
    The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living by Anna Newell Jones
    Also: CD, MP3 CD
  2. 5.8 hrs • 4/5/2016 • Unabridged

    Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He’s a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, and the best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a nonstop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be eighty-six in 2016. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin’s event-filled life into a short list of the principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as:Second comes right after first. NASA protocol should have placed Buzz Aldrin on the moon first, but rules changed just before the mission. Buzz discusses how he learned to be proud of being the second man on the moon.Look for opportunities, not obstacles. Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut. Failure is an opportunity to learn to do better.Always maintain your spirit of adventure. For his eightieth birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark. He stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. No Dream Is Too High is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history.

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    No Dream Is Too High by Buzz Aldrin

    No Dream Is Too High

    By Buzz Aldrin, with Ken Abraham
    Read by Traber Burns
    5.8 hrs • 4/5/16 • Unabridged
    Also: CD, MP3 CD, Digital Rental
  3. 5.2 hrs • 2/9/2016 • Unabridged

    Have you ever wanted to be your own private eye? Have you ever wanted to track down long-lost relatives or people who’ve scammed you? Have you ever wanted to know if your kids really are where they say they are? Or if your significant other is cheating on you? Or how to locate assets in order to collect on a judgment? World-renowned private investigator Dan Ribacoff will show you how. With decades of experience in public safety, private investigation, and credibility assessment, Dan will teach you:the do’s and don’ts of surveillance,how to conduct a stakeout—from what to wear to what to bring,how to track down anyone anywhere,how to collect and interpret evidence,how to tell if someone is lying,how to utilize informants,how to protect your home, your valuables, and your privacy,how to go off-grid, for now or forever,how to know if you’re being stalked,the fundamentals of garbage retrieval, and much, much more! Learn the art of private investigation from a pro. With Dan’s time-tested tips and stories of true crime detection—straight from the gritty streets of New York City—you’ll be hot on the trail in no time!

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    I, Spy

    5.2 hrs • 2/9/16 • Unabridged
  4. 0.5 hrs • 1/5/2016 • Unabridged

    For today’s twenty-somethings, the possibilities and opportunities are exhilarating, limitless, and sometimes confusing, with no clear-cut paths for the major life choices one must make after college graduation. In this new gift book, inspired by a commencement speech she gave in 2014, former first lady of Massachusetts Ann Romney puts forth eight key life lessons, the pieces of advice she wishes someone had given her when she graduated from college. These eight life lessons are Ann Romney’s candid and inspirational words of wisdom, featuring stories and examples gathered from her life’s journey through adversity and success, as well as windows of insight from the many people who have inspired, encouraged, and influenced her in her public and private life.

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    Whatever You Choose to Be

    Foreword by Mitt Romney
    0.5 hrs • 1/5/16 • Unabridged
  5. 5.1 hrs • 5/12/2015 • Unabridged

    Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs, RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes, including:How to make nerdy friendsHow to rock awesome cosplayHow to write fanfic with feelsHow to defeat Internet trollsHow to attend your first conAnd more! Plus, insightful interviews with fangirl faves like Jane Espenson, Erin Morgenstern, Kate Beaton, Ashley Eckstein, Laura Vandervoort, Beth Revis, Kate Leth, and many others.

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    The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy

    5.1 hrs • 5/12/15 • Unabridged
  6. 6.2 hrs • 12/30/2015 • Unabridged

    Essential survival advice from the world’s preeminent expert in preparedness In his earlier bestselling nonfiction book, How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, James Wesley Rawles outlined the foundations for survivalist living. Now he details the tools needed to survive anything from a short-term disruption to a long-term, grid-down scenario. Rawles covers tools for every aspect of self-sufficient living, including food preservation and cooking;welding and blacksmithing;timber, firewood, and lumber; andfirefighting. Field-tested and comprehensive, Tools for Survival is certain to become a must-have reference for the burgeoning survivalist/prepper movement.

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    Tools for Survival

    6.2 hrs • 12/30/14 • Unabridged
  7. 5.2 hrs • 11/28/2014 • Unabridged

    The authoritative guide to disappearing—insider tips, tools, and techniques Written by the world’s leading experts on finding people and helping people avoid being found, How to Disappear covers everything from tools for disappearing to discovering and eliminating the nearly invisible tracks and clues we tend to leave wherever we go. Learn the three keys to disappearing, all about your electronic footprints, the dangers and opportunities of social networking sites, and how to disappear from a stalker. Frank Ahearn and Eileen C. Horan provide field-tested methods for maintaining privacy, as well as tactics and strategies for protecting personal information and preventing identity theft. Ahearn illustrates every step with real-life stories of his fascinating career, including his work as a “skip tracer” who finds people who don’t want to be found.

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    How to Disappear

    5.2 hrs • 11/28/14 • Unabridged
  8. 7.0 hrs • 4/1/2014 • Unabridged

    Do you know … why a mortgage is literally a death pledge? why guns have girls’ names? why salt is related to soldier? You’re about to find out. The Etymologicon e-tə-‘mä-lä-ji-kän is: Witty wi-tē: Full of clever humor Erudite er-ə-ˌdīt: Showing knowledge Ribald ri-bəld: Crude, offensive The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains how you get from “gruntled” to “disgruntled”; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers “money for salt”; how the biggest chain of coffee shops in the world (hint: Seattle) connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what precisely the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.

    Available Formats: Download, CD

    The Etymologicon

    7.0 hrs • 4/1/14 • Unabridged
    Also: CD
  9. 8.8 hrs • 6/10/2013 • Unabridged

    The creators of the popular blog Betches Love This share their secrets to success in this humorous, must-listen guide. Look, maybe you’re a nice girl, but we’re guessing you’re more like us or you probably wouldn’t have picked up this book. Not that we have a problem with girls who are nice people. But being nice is just not the way to get what you want. And this book is about getting what you want. Not in a finding happiness, giving back to the world, being grateful for what you have sort of way. But in a ruling your world, being the most desired, powerful badass in the room way, so you can come out on top of any situation: guys, career, friends, enemies, whatever. How does a betch make that happen? Here are some highlights: DON’T BE EASYDON’T BE POORDON’T BE UGLY We didn’t come up with these life lessons. We’re just the ones who wrote it all down. This is not self-help. Self-help is for fat people and divorcées. This is how to deal with your problems when you have no problems. You’re welcome.

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    Nice Is Just a Place in France

    8.8 hrs • 6/10/13 • Unabridged
  10. 3.1 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Abridged

    This audio features strategies to apply green principles in your daily life. Minimize your impact on the world and enjoy a green lifestyle. Want to join the worldwide environmental initiative? This practical guide is packed with realistic ways to help the environment and create a better home for you and your loved ones, from reducing energy use and waste and scaling back reliance on your car to making a difference in your diet, at work, and in your community. You'll see how green living affects the environment—and why going green is great for your well-being! Discover how to: ·  Make eco-friendly home improvements ·  Work greener transportation into your lifestyle ·  Eat locally and organically ·  Repair, restore, and reuse

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  11. 6.3 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Abridged

    Terrorist attacks, natural disasters, domestic crackdowns, economic collapse, riots, wars, disease, starvation—what can you do when it all hits the fan? You can learn to be self-sufficient and survive without the system. After the last few years of violence and terror, of ethnic and religious hatred, of tsunamis and hurricanes—and now of global financial meltdown—Strauss, like most of his generation, came to the sobering realization that, even in America, anything can happen. But rather than watch helplessly, he decided to do something about it, so he spent three years traveling through a country that has lost its sense of safety, equipping himself with the tools necessary to save himself and his loved ones from an uncertain future. With the same quick wit and eye for cultural trends that marked The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, Emergency traces Neil’s white-knuckled journey through today’s heart of darkness as he sets out to move his life offshore, test his skills in the wild, and remake himself as a gun-toting, plane-flying, government-defying survivor. It’s a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes—of weirdos, heroes, and ordinary citizens going off the grid. It’s one man’s story of a dangerous world—and how to stay alive in it.

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    6.3 hrs • 7/15/12 • Abridged
  12. 8.4 hrs • 12/19/2011 • Unabridged

    Based on a popular series, Manvotionals is a collection of the best advice ever written down for men. From the philosophy of Aristotle to the success books of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the speeches and essays of Theodore Roosevelt, the book contains the manly wisdom of the ages—myriad poems, quotes, and essays designed to inspire men to live life to the fullest and realize their complete potential as men. The book is divided into “7 Manly Virtues.” Each chapter helps the reader understand a particular virtue and become inspired to live it.

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    The Art of Manliness Manvotionals

    8.4 hrs • 12/19/11 • Unabridged
  13. 7.4 hrs • 12/19/2011 • Unabridged

    Man up! While it’s definitely more than just monster trucks, grilling, and six-pack abs, true manliness is hard to define. The words macho and manly are not synonymous. Taking lessons from classic gentlemen such as Benjamin Franklin and Theodore Roosevelt, authors Brett and Kate McKay have created a collection of the most useful advice every man needs to know to live life to its full potential. This book contains a wealth of information that ranges from survival skills to social skills to advice on how to improve your character. Whether you are braving the wilds with your friends, courting your girlfriend, or raising a family, inside you’ll find practical information and inspiration for every area of life. You’ll learn the basics all modern men should know, including how to:shave like your grandpa;be a perfect houseguest;fight like a gentleman using the art of bartitsu;help a friend with a problem;give a man hug;perform a fireman’s carry;ask for a woman’s hand in marriage;raise resilient kids;predict the weather like a frontiersman;start a fire without matches;give a dynamic speech; andlive a well-balanced life. So jump in today and gain the skills and knowledge you need to be a real man in the twenty-first century.

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    The Art of Manliness

    7.4 hrs • 12/19/11 • Unabridged
  14. 10.2 hrs • 6/15/2011 • Unabridged

    Warning sirens are blaring. You have fifteen minutes to evacuate. What will you do? Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires, or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it’s already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and disaster. Guiding you step by step, Bug Out tells you how to be ready at a second’s notice:Create an escape plan for where to go and how to get there.Pack the perfect bug-out bag for the first seventy-two hours.Find food, water, and other necessities outside of civilization. From the Pacific Coast to the Desert Southwest, the Appalachians to the Atlantic Coast, Bug Out includes detailed information on the best escape locations everywhere in the United States to give you a better chance of surviving the next flood, pandemic, earthquake, or wildfire that may be headed your way.

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    Bug Out

    10.2 hrs • 6/15/11 • Unabridged
  15. 10.1 hrs • 12/31/2009 • Unabridged

    It would take only one unthinkable event to disrupt our way of life. If there is a terrorist attack, global pandemic, or sharp currency devaluation, you will be forced to fend for yourself in ways you’ve never imagined. Where would you get water? How would you communicate with relatives who live in other states? What would you use for fuel? Survivalist expert James Wesley, Rawles, author of the bestselling novel Patriots and editor of SurvivalBlog.com, shares the essential tools and skills you will need for your family to survive, including: Water—the Key Resource: Filtration, transport, storage, and treatment options. Food Storage: How much to store, pack-it-yourself methods, storage space and rotation, countering vermin. Fuel and Home Power: Home heating fuels, fuel storage, safety, backup generators. Garden, Orchard Trees, and Small Livestock: Gardening basics, non-hybrid seeds, greenhouses; choosing the right livestock. Medical Supplies and Training: Building a first aid kit, minor surgery, chronic health issues. Communications: Following international news, staying in touch with loved ones. Home Security: Your panic room, self-defense training, and tools. When to Get Outta Dodge: Vehicle selection, kit packing lists, routes and planning. Investing and Barter: Tangibles investing, building your barter stockpile. And much more. How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It is a must-have for every well-prepared family.

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  16. 6.6 hrs • 4/29/2008 • Unabridged

    In today’s fast-paced world, where an elevator ride with your CEO can turn into an impromptu meeting, your lunch date can become a job interview, and your conversation at a cocktail party may be a preamble to a potential business merger, knowing how to market yourself in any situation is vital. Corporate coach Frances Cole Jones has helped numerous CEOs, celebrities, and public personalities present their best selves on camera and onstage, in boardrooms and in person; now in her new book, How to Wow, she shares her strategies for making your mark in business and in life. Every encounter, Jones believes, provides you with an opportunity to positively influence colleagues, employers, neighbors—even competitors. Not only your words, but your tone of voice and your body language speak volumes. The question, however, is: Are they working together to say what you want them to, as effectively as possible? Here, you’ll learn how to: • leave a lasting impression with a simple introduction • effectively employ the twelve most persuasive words in the English language and command the stage, boardroom, or lunch table • read nonverbal responses accurately—and shift negative ones immediately • motivate your team under deadline • interview fearlessly and flawlessly • write the perfect pitch, résumé, cover letter, or e-mail • deliver speeches that bring people to their feet • transform a PowerPoint presentation into a powerful success With easy-to-follow advice, amusing anecdotes, and immediately employable hints, Jones’s guidelines can keep you cool (even in hot water). From asking the right questions to giving the right answers, How to Wow will provide you with the confidence to be calm and commanding in all you do and to wow anyone anywhere anytime.

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    How to Wow

    6.6 hrs • 4/29/08 • Unabridged
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