Ten Dead Comedians: A Murder Mystery by Fred Van Lente

Ten Dead Comedians: A Murder Mystery by Fred Van Lente
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 180 mb
Overview: Fred Van Lente’s brilliant debut is both an homage to the Golden Age of Mystery and a thoroughly contemporary show-business satire. As the story opens, nine comedians of various acclaim are summoned to the island retreat of legendary Hollywood funnyman Dustin Walker. The group includes a former late-night TV host, a washed-up improv instructor, a ridiculously wealthy “blue collar” comic, and a past-her-prime Vegas icon. All nine arrive via boat to find that every building on the island is completely deserted. Marooned without cell phone service or wifi signals, they soon find themselves being murdered one by one. But who is doing the killing, and why?

A darkly clever take on Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and other classics of the genre, Ten Dead Comedians is a marvel of literary ventriloquism, with hilarious comic monologues in the voice of every suspect. It’s also an ingeniously plotted puzzler with a twist you’ll never see coming!
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana Mental Illness and Violence [Audiobook]

Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana Mental Illness and Violence [Audiobook]

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Tell Your Children by Alex Berenson (.M4B)

Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence by Alex Berenson
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 183 MB
Overview: An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug – facts the media has ignored as the US rushes to legalize cannabis
Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Almost all Americans believe the drug should be legal for medical use. Advocates argue cannabis can help everyone from veterans to cancer sufferers. But legalization has been built on myths – that marijuana arrests fill prisons; that most doctors want to use cannabis as medicine; that it can somehow stem the opiate epidemic; that it is not just harmless but beneficial for mental health. In this meticulously reported audiobook, Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter, explodes those myths
Almost no one is in prison for marijuana
A tiny fraction of doctors write most authorizations for medical marijuana, mostly for people who have already used
Marijuana use is linked to opiate and cocaine use. Since 2008, the US and Canada have seen soaring marijuana use and an opiate epidemic. Britain has falling marijuana use and no epidemic
Most of all, THC – the chemical in marijuana responsible for the drug’s high – can cause psychotic episodes. After decades of studies, scientists no longer seriously debate if marijuana causes psychosis
Psychosis brings violence, and cannabis-linked violence is spreading. In the four states that first legalized, murders have risen 25 percent since legalization, even more than the recent national increase. In Uruguay, which allowed retail sales in July 2017, murders have soared this year
Berenson’s reporting ranges from the London institute that is home to the scientists who helped prove the cannabis-psychosis link to the Colorado prison where a man now serves a 30-year sentence after eating a THC-laced candy bar and killing his wife. He sticks to the facts, and they are devastating
With the US already gripped by one drug epidemic, this audiobook will make listeners reconsider if marijuana use is worth the risk.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Supreme Command: Soldiers Statesmen And Leadership In Wartime [audiobook]

Supreme Command: Soldiers Statesmen and Leadership in Wartime [Audiobook]

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Supreme Command by Eliot A. Cohen (.M4B)

Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime by Eliot A. Cohen
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 293 MB
Overview: The relationship between military leaders and political leaders has always been a complicated one, especially in times of war. When the chips are down, who should run the show, the politicians or the generals? In Supreme Command, Eliot Cohen examines four great democratic war statesmen – Abraham Lincoln, Georges Clemenceau, Winston Churchill, and David Ben-Gurion – to reveal the surprising answer – the politicians. The generals may think they know how to win, but the statesmen are the ones who see the big picture.
The lessons of the book apply not just to President Bush and other world leaders, but to anyone who faces extreme adversity at the head of a free organization, including leaders and managers throughout the corporate world.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind by David Herman (.M4B)

Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind by David Herman,
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 621mb
Overview: An transdisciplinary exploration of narrative not just as a target for interpretation but also as a means for making sense of experience itself.

With Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind, David Herman proposes a cross-fertilization between the study of narrative and research on intelligent behavior. This cross-fertilization goes beyond the simple importing of ideas from the sciences of mind into scholarship on narrative and instead aims for convergence between work in narrative studies and research in the cognitive sciences. The book as a whole centers on two questions: How do people make sense of stories? And: How do people use stories to make sense of the world? Examining narratives from different periods and across multiple media and genres, Herman shows how traditions of narrative research can help shape ways of formulating and addressing questions about intelligent activity, and vice versa.

Using case studies that range from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde to sequences from The Incredible Hulk comics to narratives told in everyday interaction, Herman considers storytelling both as a target for interpretation and as a resource for making sense of experience itself. In doing so, he puts ideas from narrative scholarship into dialogue with such fields as psycholinguistics, philosophy of mind, and cognitive, social, and ecological psychology. After exploring ways in which interpreters of stories can use textual cues to build narrative worlds, or storyworlds, Herman investigates how this process of narrative worldmaking in turn supports efforts to understand – and engage with – the conduct of persons, among other aspects of lived experience.

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With Storytelling and the Sciences of Mind, David Herman proposes a cross-fertilization between the study of narrative and research on intelligent behavior. The book as a whole centers on two questions: How do people make sense of stories, and how do people use stories to make sense of the world? Examining narratives from different periods and across multiple media and genres, Herman shows how traditions of narrative research can help shape ways of formulating and addressing questions about intelligent activity, and vice versa.

Using case studies that range from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to sequences from The Incredible Hulk comics to narratives told in everyday interaction, Herman considers storytelling both as a target for interpretation and as a resource for making sense of experience itself. In doing so, he puts ideas from narrative scholarship into dialogue with such fields as psycholinguistics, philosophy of mind, and cognitive, social, and ecological psychology. After exploring ways in which interpreters of stories can use textual cues to build narrative worlds, or storyworlds, Herman investigates how this process of narrative worldmaking in turn supports efforts to understand – and engage with – the conduct of persons, among other aspects of lived experience.

Published by MIT Press.

“A must-read not only for specialists in narrative but for anyone interested in the mutual actions of ‘worlding a story’ and ‘storying a world.'”(N. Katherine Hayles, Duke University)

“This ambitious and stimulating book deserves a wide readership.” (Ageliki Nicolopoulou, Lehigh University)

“A masterful overview of recent pathbreaking innovations.” (John Pier, University of Tours)
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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SEO for Growth in 2019 by Matthew Bartnik (.M4B)

SEO for Growth in 2019: Strategies to Stay Ahead in the Changing World of Digital Marketing. Rank Well On Google & Maximize ROI. Mobile First Index, AI, Google Snippet, Content & Influencer Marketing by Matthew Bartnik
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 85 MB
Overview: In 2019, effective SEO is more important than ever before!
Search engines have never been smarter or more efficient.
New websites are being created every day, so there’s never been more competition for search engine rankings.
User experience is the number-one focus for all major search engines and platforms.
Old tricks to hack Google’s search algorithms like keyword stuffing and excessive backlinking are no longer effective and may do more harm than good.
What does this mean for you? To stay relevant and to edge past your competition, you have to change your understanding of SEO.
Extreme Makeover SEO Edition:
This book will help you update and revamp your SEO strategy taking into account big changes and trends in the erratic world of digital marketing.
Mobile first is here
Artificial intelligence is here including Alexa and voice search
Content matters more than ever – this means quality, not just quantity
Google’s featured results have changed the game – optimize for that (first understand questions being asked, then find answers to those questions and optimize them for the Google snippet)
You will learn about all the tools you should have in your tool belt and the pros and cons of each including:
Mobile optimization, and geolocation featuring
PPC and paid advertising
Social media marketing
Content marketing and branding to maximize search engine optimization
Influencer marketing
This book gives you a thorough understanding of SEO and how it worked in the past and how it’s changing for the future.
You will be able to develop a highly effective SEO strategy that accounts for the biggest changes and trends in the industry and be able to maximize your ROI for the money you invest in SEO and digital marketing for your brand.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Sara Blaedel – The Drowned Girl (previously Published As Only One Life)

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Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology – Audibook and eBook Tutorial

Pruning the Dead (A Garden Squad Mystery #1) by Julia Henry

Pruning the Dead (A Garden Squad Mystery #1) by Julia Henry
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 225 MB
Overview: With hundreds flocking to her inaugural garden party, meticulous Lilly Jayne hasn’t left a single petal out of place. But the picture-perfect gathering turns unruly upon the arrival of Merilee Frank, Lily’s ex-husband’s catty third wife. Merilee lives for trouble, so no one is surprised after she drinks too much, shoves a guest into the koi pond, and gets escorted off the property. The real surprise comes days later – when Merilee is found dead in a pile of mulch.

Lilly wishes she could stick to pruning roses and forget about Merilee’s murder – until her best friend and ex become suspects in the overgrown homicide case. Now, aided by the Garden Squad, an unlikely group of amateur crime solvers with a knack for planting, Lilly knows she has limited time to identify the true culprit and restore order to Goosebush because if the murderer’s plot isn’t nipped in the bud, another victim could be pushing up daisies!
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Mysteries & Thrillers, Cozy Mysteries

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Programming: Programming for Beginners: 6 Books in 1: Python, Raspberry Pi and M

Programming: Programming for Beginners: 6 Books in 1: Python, Raspberry Pi and M

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Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz

Out of the Dark by Gregg Hurwitz (Orphan X #4)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 335 MB
Overview: When darkness closes in – he’s your last, best hope. Evan Smoak returns in Gregg Hurwitz’s #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as part of the Orphan Program, an off-the-books operation designed to create deniable intelligence assets – i.e. assassins. Evan was Orphan X. He broke with the Program, using everything he learned to disappear and reinvent himself as the Nowhere Man, a man who helps the truly desperate when no one else can. But now Evan’s past in the Orphan Program is reaching out to him.

Someone at the very highest level of government has been trying to eliminate every trace of the Orphan Program by killing all the remaining Orphans and their trainers. After Evan’s mentor and the only father he ever knew was killed, he decided to strike back. His target is the man who started the program and who is now the most heavily guarded person in the world: the President of the United States.

But President Bennett knows that Orphan X is after him and, using weapons of his own, he’s decided to counter-attack. Bennett activates the one man who has the skills and experience to track down and take out Orphan X – the first recruit of the program, Orphan A.

With Evan devoting all his skills, resources, and intelligence to find a way through the layers of security that surround the President, suddenly he also has to protect himself against the deadliest of opponents. It’s Orphan vs. Orphan with the future of the country – even the world – on the line.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Mysteries & Thrillers, Suspense

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Our Crime Was Being Jewish: Hundreds Of Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories [audiobook]

Our Crime Was Being Jewish: Hundreds of Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories [Audiobook]

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Our Crime Was Being Jewish by Anthony S. Pitch

Our Crime Was Being Jewish: Hundreds of Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories by Anthony S. Pitch
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 361 MB
Overview: In the shouted words of a woman bound for Auschwitz to a man about to escape from a cattle car, "If you get out, maybe you can tell the story! Who else will tell it?"
Our Crime Was Being Jewish contains 576 vivid memories of 358 Holocaust survivors. These are the true, insider stories of victims, told in their own words. They include the experiences of teenagers who saw their parents and siblings sent to the gas chambers; of starving children beaten for trying to steal a morsel of food; of people who saw their friends commit suicide to save themselves from the daily agony they endured. The recollections are from the start of the war – the home invasions, the Gestapo busts, and the ghettos – as well as the daily hell of the concentration camps and what actually happened inside.
Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, and this hefty collection of stories told by its survivors is one of the most important books of our time. It was compiled by award-winning author Anthony S. Pitch, who worked with sources such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to get survivors’ stories compiled together and to supplement them with images from the war. These memories must be told and held on to so what happened is documented; so the lives of those who perished are not forgotten; so history does not repeat itself.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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