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  1. 2.1 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    In The Game of Life and How to Play It, Florence Scovel Shinn established herself as one of the most practical and helpful prosperity writers of her era. The Secret Door to Success is a series of talks and lectures given by Shinn that will show listeners how to discover the secret knowledge of success through the power of spiritual law.

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    The Secret Door to Success

    2.1 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  2. 12.3 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    In this uncensored, unfiltered memoir, the musician and former front man for Skid Row tells the story of how a choir boy became a mega-successful hair-metal god, rode the wave of fame in heavy metal’s heyday, and came out alive on the other side when glam rock went the way of the cassette tape and the Walkman. 18 and Life on Skid Row tells the story of a boy who spent his childhood moving from Freeport, Bahamas, to California and finally to Canada and who at the age of eight discovered the gift that would change his life. Throughout his career, Sebastian Bach has sold over twenty million records both as the lead singer of Skid Row and as a solo artist. He is particularly known for the hit singles “I Remember You,” “Youth Gone Wild,” & “18 & Life,” and the albums “Skid Row” and “Slave to the Grind,” which became the first ever hard rock album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 and landed him on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Bach then went on to become the first rock star to grace the Broadway stage, with starring roles in Jekyll & Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Rocky Horror Show. He also appeared for seven seasons on the hit television show The Gilmore Girls. In his memoir, Bach recounts lurid tales of excess and debauchery as he toured the world with Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, Soundgarden, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, and Guns ’N’ Roses. 18 and Life on Skid Row is the story of hitting it big at a young age, and of a band that broke up in its prime. It is the story of a man who achieved his wildest dreams only to lose his family and then his home. It is a story of perseverance; of wine, women, and song; and of a man who has made his life on the road and always will. 18 and Life on Skid Row is not your ordinary rock memoir, because Sebastian Bach is not your ordinary rock star.

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    18 and Life on Skid Row by Sebastian Bach

    18 and Life on Skid Row

    12.3 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  3. 11.3 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. But this is one of the clearest and most informative ever put to paper. As a commander in Stonewall Jackson’s brigade, John Casler experienced all the horrors and comedy of the American Civil War. His time was not so different from his countrymen on the other side, with the exception of point of view. “I was no secessionist, and hoped the trouble would be settled without recourse to arms; but when the war came I shouldered my musket in behalf of my native State and defended her to the last.” Drawn from his diary at the time, Casler recounts his experiences in the ranks, from marches and looting to nail-biting escapades and the monotony of life as a prisoner of war. Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade is a remarkable account of men in war, graphically bringing to light the challenges they faced on a daily basis.

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    Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade by John O. Casler

    Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade

    11.3 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  4. 10.8 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    The twentieth anniversary edition of the definitive classic on defeating obsessive-compulsive behavior, with all-new material from the author An estimated five million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that thirty percent of people treated don’t respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return. In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD, presents a simple four-step method for overcoming OCD that is so effective, it’s now used in academic treatment centers throughout the world. Proven by brain-imaging tests to actually alter the brain’s chemistry, this method doesn’t rely on psychopharmaceuticals. Instead, patients use cognitive self-therapy and behavior modification to develop new patterns of response to their obsessions. In essence, they use the mind to fix the brain. Using the real-life stories of actual patients, Brain Lock explains this revolutionary method and provides readers with the inspiration and tools to free themselves from their psychic prisons and regain control of their lives.

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    Brain Lock, Twentieth Anniversary Edition by Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD, Beverly Beyette
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  5. 7.8 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    In Operation Happiness, happiness strategist and life coach Kristi Ling teaches you how to create immediate, positive shifts in your life by proving that happiness is a skill that can be cultivated, learned, and mastered—much like playing an instrument. After experiencing a long-term illness, a divorce, and the sudden deaths of loved ones, Ling spent years studying the science of happiness. She focused on identifying and testing specific emotional support tools. During this process, she discovered something that goes against everything we’ve been lead to believe about happiness: it isn’t just something you feel, it’s something you do. Based on this discovery, Ling outlines the three foundational principles that lead to a life of joy: change your view, make over your mornings, and create new habits. Part memoir and part how-to guide, Operation Happiness combines compelling personal stories, inspiring perspective shifts, and clear actionable steps to help you create a solid foundation for sustainable happiness that will propel you into a new, light-filled way of living.

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    Operation Happiness by Kristi Ling

    Operation Happiness

    7.8 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  6. 10.4 hrs • 12/6/2016

    In The Money Pit, named among America’s 100 Most Important Radio Shows by Talkers magazine, Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete combine quick wit and clever advice to help listeners tackle a variety of home improvement and décor projects. These episodes, from February through April 2016, feature the following topics: Feb. 1, 2016 How to Quiet a Loud House, Spotting Termites in Winter, DIY Master Bedroom Ideas, the Loophole That Cost Renters Big, and Old-Fashioned Housing Style Big Energy Savings Feb. 8, 2016 Adding Insulation for Warmth, the Home Appliance to Splurge On, and Sheet Shopping for Better Night’s Sleep, Maintaining Your Hot-Water Heater, Paint Colors That Raise Spirits, and Laundry Room Organization Tips Feb. 15, 2016 Affordable Home Makeovers, Choosing the Right Generator, How Renters Can Save on Heating Bills, Cutting Edge Walls from Wood Scraps, Closet Organization Tips, and Decorate with This New Tile Feb. 22, 1016 Repairing Plaster Wall Cracks, DIY Projects for Beginners, Indoor Air Quality Improvements, Repairing a Jammed Disposer, Oven Temperature Troubleshooting, Ideas for Refacing Cabinets and Furniture, New Federal Energy Standards Feb. 29, 2016 Household Appliance Life Expectancy, Home Energy Audit to Save Money, New Furnace Checklist, Proper Drainage for Diverting Water from Your Home, Winter Storm Survival Kit, Insulating Attic Stairs Mar. 7, 2016 Spring Project To-Do List, Baby Proofing Tips, Using a Heat Gun or Soldering Iron or Torch, Home Investments That Pay Off, Fence-BuildingTips, Spring Home Perk Ups Mar. 14, 2016 Home Related Tax Deductions, Electrical Safety Tips, Adhesives for DIY Tool Box, Home Improvements Ideas That Pay Off, New Kitchen Trends, Cleaning Overlooked Areas of Home Mar. 21, 2016 Home Inspection Steps for House Sale, Yard Drainage Solutions, How to Clean Window Screens, Making Your Drinking Water Safe, Steps for Drip-Irrigation System Installation, Call Before You Dig Mar. 28, 2016 Smart Tips for Saving Electricity, Spring Cleaning the Garage, Five Signs That Signal a Deck Collapse, DIY Pendant Lighting, Backsplash Design Trends, Flooring Choices Apr. 4, 2016 Troubleshooting Your Vacuum Cleaner, Avoiding Shower Shock, When to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel, Why You Need a Soil Test, Apartment Gardening Tips, Avoiding Accidental Poisoning Apr. 11, 2016 Keeping Wildlife out of Your Yard, How Much Mulch to Use, Storage of Flammable Liquids, Spring Cleaning Things that Never Get Cleaned, Using Kitchen Organizing Tools Apr. 18, 2016 Insuring Your Contractor, Designer Deck Ideas, Ventilation for a New Home, Tips for Patio Design and Installation, Cottage Style Painting Techniques, Tips for an Air-Conditioning Check-up Apr. 25, 2016 Tiny Home Revolution Goes DIY, Stone Walls That Stand, Keeping Your Home Water Tight through Spring Storms, Spring Cleaning Hacks, Making Soggy Yards Disappear, Making Your Home Green

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    The Money Pit, Vol. 7 by Tom Kraeutler, Leslie Segrete

    The Money Pit, Vol. 7

    10.4 hrs • 12/6/16
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  7. 6.8 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    The success of a negotiation is profoundly affected by how well you read body language. How can you learn to read the subtle clues—many lasting a fraction of a second—that your opponent projects? Body Language Secrets to Win More Negotiations will help you discover what the “other side” is revealing through body language and microexpressions, and how to control your own. It will help you become more adept at leveraging your knowledge of emotional intelligence, negotiation ploys, and emotional hot buttons. Through engaging stories and examples, Body Language Secrets to Win More Negotiations shows you how to employ a wide range of strategies to achieve your negotiating goals. You will learn: How to employ your knowledge of body language to instantly read the other negotiator’s position.Insider secrets that will give you an advantage in any negotiation.Techniques to overcome common obstacles that hamper your negotiations. Learning to read and send body language signals enables anyone, anywhere, to gain an advantage in any negotiation, from where to go for brunch to what price to pay for a global corporate acquisition.

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    Body Language Secrets to Win More Negotiations

    By Greg Williams, with Pat Iyer
    6.8 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  8. 7.5 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    A controversial call to arms, Against Empathy argues that the natural impulse to share the feelings of others can lead to immoral choices in both public policy and in our intimate relationships with friends and family. Most people, including many policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers, have encouraged us to be more empathetic—to feel the pain and pleasure of others. Yale researcher and author Paul Bloom argues that this is a mistake. Far from leading us to improve the lives of others, empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that appeals to our narrow prejudices. It muddles our judgment and often leads to cruelty. We are at our best when we are smart enough not to rely on it, and draw upon a more distanced compassion. Based on groundbreaking scientific findings, Against Empathy makes the case that some of the worst decisions that individuals and nations make—from who to give money to, when to go to war, how to respond to climate change, and who to put in prison—are too often motivated by honest, yet misplaced, emotions. With clear and witty prose, Bloom demonstrates how empathy distorts our judgment in every aspect of our lives, from philanthropy and charity to the justice system; from culture and education to foreign policy and war. Without empathy, Bloom insists, our decisions would be clearer, fairer, and ultimately more moral. Bound to be controversial, Against Empathy shows us that, when it comes to major policy decisions and the choices we make in our everyday lives, limiting our empathetic emotions is often the most compassionate choice we can make.

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    Against Empathy by Paul Bloom

    Against Empathy

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    7.5 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  9. 6.6 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    In this inspiring memoir, Dewey Bozella recounts his life and the twenty-six years he spent behind bars for a murder he did not commit—a stirring tale of courage, strength, faith, and perseverance. In the late 1970s, Dewey Bozella was wrongfully accused of murdering Emma Crapser, a ninety-two-year-old resident of Poughkeepsie, New York. Sentenced to twenty years to life in prison, Bozella fiercely maintained his innocence throughout his ordeal at Sing Sing, and even refused the prosecutor’s offer of instant freedom in exchange for admission of guilt. But in 2009, more than a quarter century later, Dewey Bozella would reclaim his identity and his humanity when his conviction was vacated. In this powerful memoir, Bozella tells his harrowing and amazing story—interweaving his time in prison with stories of a childhood marked by violence and pain. He shares the joys of marrying the love of his life from behind bars, becoming a champion boxer, and earning his education; the agony of being denied parole four times, and living in a cellblock with his brother’s murderer and, eventually, the killer whose thumbprint was found in Emma Crapser’s apartment. Yet the fighter in Bozella never gave up. He would become a free man thanks to his undying faith, stalwart persistence, the aid of the Innocence Project, and Wilmer Hale, the Park Avenue law firm whose young pro bono attorney doggedly worked toward his release when all hope seemed lost. Today, Bozella considers himself blessed. Stand Tall is a testament to optimism and love. It is the compelling story of a man who fought against inequity and hardship and, against all odds, came out on top.

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    Stand Tall by Dewey Bozella

    Stand Tall

    By Dewey Bozella, with Tamara Jones
    Read by Sean Crisden
    6.6 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  10. 21.3 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    The award-winning author presents a provocative, thoroughly modern revisionist biographical history of one of America’s greatest and most influential families—the Roosevelts—exposing heretofore unknown family secrets and detailing complex family rivalries with his signature cinematic flair. Drawing on previously hidden historical documents and interviews with the long-silent “illegitimate” branch of the family, William J. Mann paints an elegant, meticulously researched, and groundbreaking group portrait of this legendary family. Mann argues that the Roosevelts’ rise to power and prestige was actually driven by a series of intense personal contest that at times devolved into blood sport. His compelling and eye-opening masterwork is the story of a family at war with itself, of social Darwinism at its most ruthless—in which the strong devoured the weak and repudiated the inconvenient. Mann focuses on Eleanor Roosevelt, who, he argues, experienced this brutality firsthand, witnessing her uncle Theodore cruelly destroy her father, Elliott—his brother and bitter rival—for political expediency. Mann presents a fascinating alternate picture of Eleanor, contending that this “worshipful niece” in fact bore a grudge against Theodore Rooselvelt for the rest of her life and dares to tell the truth about her intimate relationships without obfuscations, explanations, or labels. Mann also brings into focus Eleanor’s cousins, Teddy’s children, whose stories propelled the family rivalry but have never before been fully chronicled, as well as her illegitimate half-brother, Elliott Roosevelt Mann, who inherited his family’s ambition and skill without their name and privilege. Growing up in poverty just miles from his wealthy relatives, Elliott Mann embodied the American Dream, rising to middle-class prosperity and enjoying one of the very few happy, long-term marriages in the Roosevelt saga. For the first time, The Wars of the Roosevelts also includes the stories of Elliott’s daughter and grandchildren. Deeply psychological and finely rendered, The Wars of the Roosevelts illuminates not only the enviable strengths but also the profound shame of this remarkable and influential family.

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    The Wars of the Roosevelts by William J. Mann

    The Wars of the Roosevelts

    21.3 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  11. 18.3 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    The definitive biography of one of the most influential filmmakers ever—George Lucas. On May 25, 1977, a problem-plagued, budget-straining, independent science-fiction film opened in a mere thirty-two American movie theaters. Conceived, written, and directed by a little-known filmmaker named George Lucas, Star Wars reinvented the cinematic landscape, ushering in a new way for movies to be made, marketed, and merchandised. And if that wasn’t game-changing enough, Lucas went on to create another blockbuster series with Indiana Jones, and completely revolutionized the world of special effects, not to mention sound systems. His work and legacy have led to a rash of innovation and democratization in film and television. Simply put, George Lucas is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past fifty years. He is an icon, and his fans will be eager to read a biography as impressive as his achievements—especially in the midst of J. J. Abrams’ continuation of the Star Wars franchise.

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    George Lucas

    18.3 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  12. 8.2 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    The former CEO of Clif Bar, cofounder of Plum, and serial entrepreneur offers insights about launching and growing a business while maintaining a fulfilled life in this practical guide filled with hard-won advice culled from the author’s own sometimes dark, raw experiences. With a foreword by Steve Blank. Aspiring entrepreneurs are told that to launch a business, you must go all in, devoting every resource and moment to making it work. But following this advice comes at an enormous personal cost: divorce, addiction, even suicide. It means sacrificing the intangibles that make life worth living. Sheryl O’Loughlin knows there is a better way. In Killing It, she shares the wisdom she’s gained from her successful experiences launching a company from the ground up (Plum), running two fast-growing companies (Clif Bar and REBBL), and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs (Stanford University). She tells it like it is: If you don’t invest in your wellbeing, your business will not succeed, nor will you. Sheryl knows firsthand the difficulty of balancing the needs of her growing family with her physical and mental health, while managing other work and life challenges. In this warm, honest, and wise handbook, she gives you the essentials for killing it in business—without killing the rest of your life. Filled with real-life examples and anecdotes, Killing It addresses common questions including: How do you prepare your significant other for your business venture?How do you time launching and growing your business with the ebb and flow of family life?How do you find joy in the day-to-day?How do you maintain meaningful, supportive friendships?How do you walk away and start again? The ultimate life and business course, Killing It gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to start their enterprise and thrive—both in the office and at home.

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    Killing It by Sheryl O'Loughlin

    Killing It

    8.2 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  13. 6.0 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    Traditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix’s House of Cards. Netflix gauged the show’s potential from data it had gathered about subscribers’ preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice. In this book, Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how the success of House of Cards upended the film and TV industries—and how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries, notably publishing and music. We’re living through a period of unprecedented technological disruption in the entertainment industries. Just about everything is affected: pricing, production, distribution, piracy. Smith and Telang discuss niche products and the long tail, product differentiation, price discrimination, and incentives for users not to steal content. To survive and succeed, businesses have to adapt rapidly and creatively. Smith and Telang explain how. How can companies discover who their customers are, what they want, and how much they are willing to pay for it? Data. The entertainment industries must learn to play a little “moneyball.” The bottom line: follow the data.

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  14. 17.2 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    NASA astrobiologist and renowned scientist Dr. David Grinspoon brings listeners an optimistic message about humanity’s future in the face of climate change. For the first time in Earth’s history, one species—humans—is knowingly altering our planet’s evolution, exerting increasing influence, and attempting stewardship. How we handle this juncture may very well determine the fate not just of our species, but of life, and the planet. Without minimizing the challenges of the next century, Grinspoon shows how the 10,000-year view is both essential and hopeful. Having spent his career studying the ways in which planets undergo catastrophic changes, he suggests that the present moment is not only one of peril, but also great potential. We need a new vision of the future, one in which we have embraced our role as planet-shapers, and learned to use our technological skills to enhance the survival prospects not just of humanity but of all life on Earth.

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    Earth in Human Hands

    17.2 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  15. 12.7 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with the captivating, little-known true story of a group of women whose remarkable contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or “human computers,” to interpret the observations made via telescope by their male counterparts each night. At the outset this group included the wives, sisters, and daughters of the resident astronomers, but by the 1880s the female corps included graduates of the new women’s colleges—Vassar, Wellesley, and Smith. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates. The “glass universe” of half a million plates that Harvard amassed in this period—thanks in part to the early financial support of another woman, Mrs. Anna Draper, whose late husband pioneered the technique of stellar photography—enabled the women to make extraordinary discoveries that attracted worldwide acclaim. They helped discern what stars were made of, divided the stars into meaningful categories for further research, and found a way to measure distances across space by starlight. Their ranks included Williamina Fleming, a Scottish woman originally hired as a maid who went on to identify ten novae and more than three hundred variable stars, Annie Jump Cannon, who designed a stellar classification system that was adopted by astronomers the world over and is still in use, and Dr. Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin, who in 1956 became the first ever woman professor of astronomy at Harvard—and Harvard’s first female department chair. Elegantly written and enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs, The Glass Universe is the hidden history of a group of remarkable women who, through their hard work and groundbreaking discoveries, disproved the commonly held belief that the gentler sex had little to contribute to human knowledge.

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    12.7 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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  16. 9.6 hrs • 12/6/2016 • Unabridged

    Bestselling author and Grammy-winning musical superstar Naomi Judd shares her devastating personal story with depression to spread awareness and encourage others with the disease. The world knows Naomi Judd as one of the most successful and best-loved country music stars ever. What the world doesn’t know—until now—is that after her 2010 and 2011 North American tour with Wynonna, Naomi fell into a debilitating and terrifying depression that seemingly came out of nowhere. Just months after the successful tour ended, Naomi truly believed she had every reason to end her life. Facing severe depression, terrorizing panic attacks, PTSD, toxic drug poisoning, and addiction, she spent the next two and a half years in psychiatric hospitals undergoing treatments and searching for answers. In River of Time, Naomi describes the agonizing toll this took on her and shares her message of hope after surviving the most painful period in her life.

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    River of Time

    9.6 hrs • 12/6/16 • Unabridged
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