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  1. 4.1 hrs • Feb/21/2017 • Unabridged

    This famous memoir by John McCorkle is the best published account by a scout who “rode with Quantrill.” John McCorkle was a young Missouri farmer of Southern sympathies. After serving briefly in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard, he became a prominent member of William Clarke Quantrill’s infamous guerrillas, who took advantage of the turmoil in the Missouri-Kansas borderland to prey on pro-Union people. McCorkle displayed an unflinchingly violent nature while he participated in raids and engagements including the massacres at Lawrence and Baxter Springs, Kansas, and Centralia, Missouri. In 1865 he followed Quantrill into Kentucky, where the notorious leader was killed and his followers, McCorkle among them, surrendered and were paroled by Union authorities. Early in this century, having returned to farming, McCorkle told his remarkable Civil War experiences to O. S. Barton, a lawyer, who wrote this book, first published in 1914.

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    Three Years with Quantrill

    Read by Dan John Miller
    4.1 hrs • Feb/21/2017 • Unabridged
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  2. 9.0 hrs • Feb/21/2017 • Unabridged

    Ella is the last of a dying breed of humans that live hidden deep in the forests of Washington State. All of her life, she has heard horror stories about the Others, the beasts that live beyond the safety of the mountains. In ancient times, humans and the Others lived together in peace, but a great battle divided them and the shape-shifting species won the war.Ty Bearclaw, a grizzly-shifter, is the curator at the Washington State Animal Sanctuary, Research, and Observation Center (WSASROC). A call from a rancher about an unusual animal causing havoc along the borders of the National Forest brings him to the Olympic Mountain National Park. Ty is furious when he discovers that the rancher has placed a trap to capture the creature on government-protected property. His shock soon turns to horror and confusion when he locates the wounded “animal.”Ty finds more than he expects when a human, thought to be extinct, turns up in the trap. What is even more confusing is his bear’s reaction to the female. When word escapes about his discovery, Ty must fight to protect the unusual woman who is more than an oddity—she is his mate!Can Ty keep Ella alive and safe from a shifter obsessed with adding her to his private collection? Not only that, can he protect her when his own government threatens to take her away from him?

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    Ella and the Beast

    Read by David Brenin
    9.0 hrs • Feb/21/2017 • Unabridged
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  3. 9.3 hrs • Feb/21/2017

    Featured speeches from past political conventions include candidates, presidents, senators, and members of Congress, mayors, governors, Hollywood celebrities, and more. This product includes such famous addresses as JFK’s acceptance speech, Ronald Reagan and Ted Kennedy’s concession speeches, Mario Cuomo’s “Tale of Two Cities”, and Clint Eastwood’s “Empty Chair,” among others. Produced by the Speech Resource Company and fully narrated by Robert Wikstrom.

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    Historic Moments in Speech: Political Conventions by the Speech Resource Company
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  4. 8.5 hrs • Feb/20/2017 • Unabridged

    Yes, you can read anyone like a book!Reading body language is a gateway to understanding why people act the way they do. It’s not just a matter of understanding their true emotions but also of identifying their true motivation.In The Art of Body Talk, the authors share their highly successful READ (Review, Evaluate, Analyze, Decide) system of understanding body language, but with an exciting twist: they give you the skills to use READ to see what’s behind those eye movements, gestures, and twitches, the skills to go inside the head of your source! Why stop at “what” when reading body language? The Art of Body Talk shows you how to go all the way to “why”―the driving force behind the actions;discover how to get past your filters so you aren’t tricked by your own misperceptions; andlearn how to apply the skills in business and in your personal life. The Art of Body Talk gives you the fastest, most efficient method to read anyone’s body language. You will easily be able to perceive the emotions and spot the messages people are really sending―whether they know it or not (and whether they want to or not!).

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    The Art of Body Talk

    8.5 hrs • Feb/20/2017 • Unabridged
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  5. 12.9 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged

    Detective Inspector Tony McLean is on the case when the search for a missing journalist uncovers the scene of a carefully staged murder. In a sealed chamber, deep in the heart of Gilmerton Cove, a mysterious network of caves and passages sprawling beneath Edinburgh, the body is discovered in a seemingly macabre ritual of purification. But McLean knew the dead man and can’t shake off the suspicion that there is far more to this case than meets the eye.For one thing, the baffling lack of forensics at the crime scene seems impossible. But that’s just the first in a series of revelations about this case that seems beyond belief. Teamed with the most unlikely and unwelcome of allies, McLean must track down a killer—driven by the darkest compulsions and who will answer only to a higher power—until it’s his own blood on the altar.Shocking and suspenseful, Prayer for the Dead, the fifth installment in James Oswald’s internationally bestselling series, plunges readers into the bone-chilling darkness of an underground world filled with ancient secrets.

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    Prayer for the Dead

    Read by Ian Hanmore
    12.9 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged
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  6. 7.6 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged

    Nolan Jackson is a journeyman carpenter by trade and a wanderer by nature. And in 2007, while fellow Americans fight in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Nolan roams, traveling between jobs building tract homes across the West. Following a shocking workplace accident in Las Vegas, he uproots himself from the tentative relationships he has made and heads toward the ocean.On his way he passes through his brother’s town where circumstances cost him his trailer and tools, forcing him to stay put. Unable to build houses, Nolan turns to building a meaningful life. Questions about Western-film notions of masculinity are woven throughout the novel; from the damage to Nolan’s family by the Vietnam War in which his father fought, to the ubiquity and consequence of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to slow unraveling of his brother’s marriage and mental state, to the mysterious rash of arson in their small town.Ultimately, Journeyman is a timely, and tightly wound novel about dwelling, building, belonging, love, and men and brothers finding the value of a place to call home in the modern West.

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    Journeyman

    7.6 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged
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  7. 5.9 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged

    Ingenious parenting shortcuts every mom and dad should knowParenting can be hard work, and our lives continue to get busier and busier. Is it possible to lighten the load but still raise great kids?From his experiences as a dad and interacting with countless other parents, Jay Payleitner has gathered scores of secrets worth passing along—simple things moms and dads have learned over the years. Things as simple as passing along truths during TV commercials, or connecting with your children as you tuck them in at night, or learning how to laugh over spilled milk.Some of the ideas are old-school secrets passed from one generation to the next; others deal with issues that would have never crossed Grandma and Grandpa’s minds. All are easy to implement. This book is designed for a quick, breezy reading experience, letting parents pick and choose those ideas that will make their lives easier, their kids happier, and their futures even brighter.

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    Quick Tips for Busy Families

    Read by Traber Burns
    5.9 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged
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  8. 6.7 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged

    When the Twin Towers suddenly reappear in the badlands of South Dakota twenty years after their fall, nobody can explain their return. To the hundreds, then thousands, then tens of thousands drawn to the “American Stonehenge”—including Parker and Zema, siblings on their way from Los Angeles to visit their mother in Michigan—the Towers seem to sing, even as everybody hears a different song. A rumor overtakes the throng that someone can be seen in the high windows of the southern structure.On the ninety-third floor, Jesse Presley—the stillborn twin of the most famous singer who ever lived—suddenly awakes, driven mad over the hours and days to come by a voice in his head that sounds like his but isn’t, and by the memory of a country where he survived in his brother’s place. Meanwhile, Parker and Zema cross a possessed landscape by a mysterious detour no one knows, charted on a map that no one has seen.Haunting, audacious, and undaunted, Shadowbahn is a winding and reckless ride through intersections of danger, destiny, and the conjoined halves of a ruptured nation.

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    Shadowbahn

    6.7 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged
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  9. 11.6 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged

    A life in shamblesLyr might be a powerful elven lord in charge of thousands, but his personal life is a disaster. Just the month before, a daughter he’d never known existed arrived from Earth, giving him news of his lost love’s death. Since then, he has been betrayed, captured, and almost murdered. And though his enemy was defeated, Lyr’s wounds never seem to heal. He certainly doesn’t need more conflict.A perilous journeyAmid the glittering perfection of Alfheim, Meli is a dismal failure. Haunted by visions of people and places she’s never seen, she struggles to find her place. So when her king orders her to lead an expedition to another world, Meli is caught between shock and terror. How can she navigate the veil between worlds with no magic of her own? But with Alfheim threatened by strange, dark energy, she has no choice.A threat that spans worldsThe last thing Lyr expects is the arrival of the Ljósálfar, the reclusive Norse elves of Alfheim. More surprising? One among them, Meli, is a possible soulbounded, a link he’d believed lost with his previous love. But wounded and besieged with problems on every side, he can’t let himself be distracted. Poisoned energy is flooding into the closely connected realms of the fae, causing sickness, and Lyr must rush to find the source of the threat.Only Moranaia remains untouched—leading Lyr to suspect one of his own people might be to blame.

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    Sundered

    11.6 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged
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  10. 8.8 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged

    Two o’clock was missing.In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors. And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father but the boy he loves—forever. This is the stunning first novel in a new trilogy by debut author Tara Sim.

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    Timekeeper

    Read by Gary Furlong
    8.8 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged
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  11. 7.0 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged

    Pamela is a naïve coed from Detroit, going to classes by day and clubs by night. The hottest spot is Jazzy Jay’s, and that’s where one of the guys slips his gun into her pocketbook, knowing that the police who have just descended on the club won’t check the girls for weapons. Pamela doesn’t know his name or anything other than he’s cute and charming. But when she tracks him down to return his property, she finds out his name is Chino, his game is hustling, and his plan is to make her his woman—and give her more than she ever bargained for out of life, love, and the pursuit of money.

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    The Reason Why

    Read by iiKane
    7.0 hrs • Feb/14/2017 • Unabridged
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  12. 14.8 hrs • Feb/13/2017 • Unabridged

    In tracing the rise of the modern idea of the American “new woman,” Lynn Dumenil examines World War I’s surprising impact on women and, in turn, women’s impact on the war.Telling the stories of a diverse group of women, including African Americans, dissidents, pacifists, reformers, and industrial workers, Dumenil analyzes both the roadblocks and opportunities they faced. She richly explores the ways in which women helped the United States mobilize for the largest military endeavor in the nation’s history. Dumenil shows how women activists staked their claim to loyal citizenship by framing their war work as home-front volunteers, overseas nurses, factory laborers, and support personnel as “the second line of defense.” But in assessing the impact of these contributions on traditional gender roles, Dumenil finds that portrayals of these new modern women did not always match with real and enduring change.Extensively researched and drawing upon popular culture sources as well as archival material, The Second Line of Defense offers a comprehensive study of American women and war and frames them in the broader context of the social, cultural, and political history of the era.

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    The Second Line of Defense

    Read by Susan Hanfield
    14.8 hrs • Feb/13/2017 • Unabridged
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  13. 6.9 hrs • Feb/10/2017 • Unabridged

    You think it’s safe to walk alone at night. It’s not. You think the only threat is other humans. It’s not. Monsters are real. Demons are real. Vampires are real. And I’m about to become one of them. My name is Arianna Spero. I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until my mother lapsed into a coma. Now, I am her only hope. She made a deal with the devil, and on my 18th birthday he came to collect. But there’s a way to save her. There’s something the princes of hell want more than my mother. Me. So I signed my soul away and promised to pick a prince to marry. I would take the blood oath, become one of them, and give them an heir. I would become a princess of hell, and my mother would live. I expected fire and brimstone. I expected pain and misery. I didn’t expect beauty. I didn’t expect magic. I didn’t expect love. But the princes are keeping secrets from me. Secrets that could shatter everything.

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    Silver Flame

    6.9 hrs • Feb/10/2017 • Unabridged
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  14. 8.9 hrs • Feb/07/2017 • Unabridged

    In the winter of 1924, Daisy Dalrymple Fletcher travels to a school friend’s house to witness the estate’s famous Guy Fawkes celebration. But she gets more than the quiet weekend at the quaint family manse that she was originally hoping for.The home is the site of some severe family tension. The Viscount and head of the family is a strict and unyielding sort, insisting that everyone—especially his children—meet his own unreasonable expectations. On the evening of the Guy Fawkes celebration, the Viscount is found dead on the floor of his study, killed by his own hand. What’s more, he apparently first killed a guest—a married woman visiting England from Australia—before turning the gun on himself.Now it’s up to Alec Fletcher, Daisy’s husband and a DCI of Scotland Yard, to unravel the mystery and the long-held family secrets that led to this state of affairs. But a solution will require, perhaps, more than a little help from Daisy herself.

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    Gunpowder Plot

    Read by Lucy Rayner
    8.9 hrs • Feb/07/2017 • Unabridged
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  15. 9.1 hrs • Feb/07/2017 • Unabridged

    One of Amos Oz’s earliest and most famous novels, My Michael was a sensation upon its initial publication in 1968 and established Oz as a writer of international acclaim. Like all great books, it has an enduring power to surprise and mesmerize.Set in 1950s Jerusalem, My Michael is the story of a remote and intense woman named Hannah Gonen and her marriage to a decent but unremarkable man named Michael. As the years pass and Hannah’s tempestuous fantasy life encroaches on reality, she feels increasingly estranged from him, and the marriage gradually disintegrates. Gorgeously written and profoundly moving, this extraordinary novel is at once a haunting love story and a rich, reflective portrait of a place.

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    My Michael

    By Amos Oz
    Read by Lisa Flanagan
    9.1 hrs • Feb/07/2017 • Unabridged
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  16. 10.0 hrs • Feb/07/2017 • Unabridged

    The must-read new thriller from the bestselling author of Safe HouseNick Miller and his team provide a unique and highly illegal service, relocating at-risk individuals across Europe with new identities and new lives. Nick excels at what he does for a reason: he’s spent years living in the shadows under an assumed name.But when Nick steps in to prevent the attempted murder of witness-in-hiding Kate Sutherland on the Isle of Man, he triggers a chain of events with devastating consequences for everyone he protects—because Nick and Kate share a common enemy in Connor Lane, a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means tearing Nick’s entire network apart.

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    Long Time Lost

    Read by Simon Vance
    10.0 hrs • Feb/07/2017 • Unabridged
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