One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson (.M4B)

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy by Carol Anderson
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 180 MB
Overview: From the award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of White Rage, the startling – and timely – history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin.
In her New York Times best seller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice.
Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby, Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organising, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2018 midterm elections.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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One Person No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy [audiobook]

One Person No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy [Audiobook]

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Oblivion by David Foster Wallace (.M4B)

Oblivion by David Foster Wallace
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 385 MB
Overview: In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness – a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. These are worlds undreamt-of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father’s desperate loneliness by way of his son’s daydreaming through a teacher’s homicidal breakdown ("The Soul Is Not a Smithy"). Or could explore the deepest and most hilarious aspects of creativity by delineating the office politics surrounding a magazine profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically inconceivable way ("The Suffering Channel"). Or capture the ache of love’s breakdown in the painfully polite apologies of a man who believes his wife is hallucinating the sound of his snoring ("Oblivion").

Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Literary, Short Stories

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Never Stop Learning by Bradley R. Staats

Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive by Bradley R. Staats
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 145 MB
Overview: We now live in a learning economy, says Brad Staats, and while learning has always been important, the returns on lifetime learning are greater than ever.
Our primary focus must be on our ability to learn. We must strive to develop new skills to create more value – or be left behind. As Jeff Immelt, chairman and former CEO of GE, has noted, "You never hire somebody, no matter what the job you’re hiring for, for what they know. You’re hiring them for how fast you think they can learn."
In Never Stop Learning, Staats outlines the framework that will help you become more effective as a lifelong learner. The steps include:
Valuing failure
Focusing on process, not outcome, and on questions, not answers
Making time for reflection
Learning to be true to yourself by playing to your strengths
Pairing specialization with variety
Treating others as learning partners
Replete with the most recent research from behavioral science about how we learn as well as engaging stories that show how real learning happens, Never Stop Learning will become the operating manual for your brain in this new environment.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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My Heart Is A Golden Buddha: Buddhist Stories From Korea [audiobook]

My Heart Is a Golden Buddha: Buddhist Stories From Korea [Audiobook]

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My Heart Is a Golden Buddha by Seon Master Daehaeng (.M4B)

My Heart Is a Golden Buddha: Buddhist Stories from Korea by Seon Master Daehaeng
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 90 MB
Overview: A collection of inspiration and wisdom, seen through the tales of housewives and kings, monks and bandits, and the deep mountains of Korea.
In this new collection of 33 stories, one of Korea’s foremost Seon (Zen) masters introduces the richness and depth of Korea’s Buddhist tradition. With humor and insight, Seon Master Daehaeng shows us our inherent potential and demonstrates how we can face the challenges of life with wisdom and vigor.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Misunderstanding Financial Crises: Why We Don’t See Them Coming [Audiobook]

Misunderstanding Financial Crises: Why We Don’t See Them Coming [Audiobook]

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Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. [Audiobook]

Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. [Audiobook]

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Lucille Ball – Love, Lucy

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Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine [Audiobook]

Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine [Audiobook]

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Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton

Let Your Mind Run by Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 241 MB
Overview: Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college, when her competitive method – run as hard as possible, for fear of losing – fostered a frustration and negativity and brought her to the brink of burnout. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance and moved to the high altitudes of Alamosa, Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first professional distance-running team.
There she encountered the idea that would transform her running career: the notion that changing her thinking – shaping her mind to be more encouraging, kind, and resilient – could make her faster than she’d ever imagined possible. Building a mind so strong would take years of effort and discipline, but it would propel Kastor to the pinnacle of running – to American records in every distance from the 5K to the marathon – and to the accomplishment of earning America’s first Olympic medal in the marathon in 20 years.
Let Your Mind Run is a fascinating, intimate look inside the mind of an elite athlete, a remarkable story of achievement, and an insightful primer on how the small steps of cultivating positivity can give anyone a competitive edge.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Leigh Bardugo – King Of Scars

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John Lescroart – The Rule Of Law

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Its Only Slow Food Until You Try To Eat It: Misadventures Of A Suburban Hunter Gathere [audiobook]

Its Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It: Misadventures of a Suburban Hunter Gathere [Audiobook]

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