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Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White #1) by Barbara Neely

Blanche on the Lam (Blanche White #1) by Barbara Neely
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 211.0 MB
Overview: Blanche White is a plump, feisty, middle-aged African American housekeeper working for the genteel rich in North Carolina. But when an employer stiffs her, and her checks bounce, she goes on the lam, hiding out as a maid for a wealthy family at their summer home. That plan goes awry when there’s a murder and Blanche becomes the prime suspect. So she’s forced to use her savvy, her sharp wit, and her old-girl network of domestic workers to discover the truth and save her own skin. Along the way, she lays bare the quirks of southern society with humor, irony, and a biting commentary that makes her one of the most memorable and original characters ever to appear in mystery fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Mystery & Suspense

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Black Heart by Anna-Lou Weatherley

Black Heart (Detective Dan Riley, Book 1) by Anna-Lou Weatherley, James Lailey (Narrator)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 254mb
Overview: When Nigel Baxter, a middle-aged married banker with an unremarkable past, is found dead in the bath of a plush hotel suite, his wrists slit, it looks as if he’s taken his own life. At first. But when Detective Inspector Daniel Riley is assigned to the case, he soon realises all isn’t as it first appears to be. When a postmortem shows Baxter was poisoned, Riley suspects foul play. And then there’s the odd addition of a teddy bear left at the crime scene….

Struggling to come to terms with the loss of his fiancée, Rachel, in a freak motorcycle accident and the baby she was carrying inside her, Riley throws himself into the case in a bid to distract himself from his grief. And his infamous intuition is telling him something is off, really off on this one. With the help of his dedicated team, Riley begins to delve into Baxter’s life and soon realises that the amenable family man has been indulging in the ‘services’ of some dubious websites, ones where young women hook up with older men in return for ‘favours’, and there’s one woman in particular he’d like to speak to. A woman calling herself Goldilocks….
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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Behind Enemy Lines by Marthe Cohn, Wendy Holden

Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany by Marthe Cohn, Wendy Holden
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 280 MB
Overview: Marthe Cohn was a young Jewish woman living just across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power. Her family sheltered Jews fleeing the Nazis, including Jewish children sent away by their terrified parents. But soon her homeland was also under Nazi rule. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe’s sister was arrested and sent to Auschwitz and the rest of her family was forced to flee to the south of France.
Always a fighter, Marthe joined the French Army and became a member of the intelligence service of the French First Army. Marthe, using her perfect German accent and blond hair to pose as a young German nurse who was desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé, would slip behind enemy lines to retrieve inside information about Nazi troop movements.
By traveling throughout the countryside and approaching troops sympathetic to her plight – risking death every time she did so – she learned where they were going next and was able to alert Allied commanders.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Autobiography of Mark Twain Vol 2 by Mark Twain

Autobiography of Mark Twain Vol 2 by Mark Twain, Grover Gardner (Narrator)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 730mb
Overview: Mark Twain’s complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant best seller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author’s death, as he requested. Published to rave reviews, the Autobiography was hailed as the capstone of Twain’s career. It captures his authentic and unsuppressed voice, speaking clearly from the grave and brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions.

The eagerly awaited second volume delves deeper into Twain’s life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across the contemporary scene. He shares his views on writing and speaking, his preoccupation with money, and his contempt for the politics and politicians of his day. Affectionate and scathing by turns, his intractable curiosity and candor are everywhere on view.

Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Autobiography of Mark Twain Vol 1 by Mark Twain

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition by Mark Twain, Grover Gardner (Narrator)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 675mb
Overview: “I’ve struck it!” Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. “And I will give it away – to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography.”

Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his “Final (and Right) Plan” for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion – to “talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment” – meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be “dead, and unaware, and indifferent” and that he was therefore free to speak his “whole frank mind”.

The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death. In celebration of this important milestone, here, for the first time, is Mark Twain’s uncensored autobiography, in its entirety, exactly as he left it. This major literary event offers the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain’s authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave, as he intended.

Edited by Harriet Elinor Smith and other editors of the Mark Twain Project.

Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) was born Samuel L. Clemens in the town of Florida, Missouri. One of the most popular and influential authors our nation has ever produced, his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. He has been called not only the greatest humorist of his age but the father of American literature.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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A Picture of Murder by T E Kinsey

A Picture of Murder by T E Kinsey (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #4)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 226 mb, 9 hrs and 8 mins
Overview: Late October 1909, and the season of ghouls and things that go bump in the night has descended on the village of Littleton Cotterell. Lady Hardcastle and her trusted lady’s maid, Florence, find themselves hosting a colorful cast of actors whose spooky moving picture, The Witch’s Downfall, is being shown to mark Halloween. But things take a macabre turn when the first night’s screening ends with a mysterious murder, and the second night with another…. One by one the actors turn up dead in ways that eerily echo their film. With the police left scratching their heads, Lady Hardcastle calls upon her amateur sleuthing skills to launch an investigation, with Flo’s able assistance. Surrounded by suspects both human and supernatural, Lady Hardcastle must use a little trickery of her own to unmask the murderer.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Historical Mystery

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A Massacre in Memphis by Stephen V. Ash (.M4B)

A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War by Stephen V. Ash
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 220 MB
Overview: An unprecedented account of one of the bloodiest and most significant racial clashes in American history
In May 1866, just a year after the Civil War ended, Memphis erupted in a three-day spasm of racial violence that saw whites rampage through the city’s black neighborhoods. By the time the fires consuming black churches and schools were put out, forty-six freed people had been murdered. Congress, furious at this and other evidence of white resistance in the conquered South, launched what is now called Radical Reconstruction, policies to ensure the freedom of the region’s four million blacks-and one of the most remarkable experiments in American history.
Stephen V. Ash’s A Massacre in Memphis is a portrait of a Southern city that opens an entirely new view onto the Civil War and its aftermath. A momentous national event, the riot is also remarkable for being "one of the best-documented episodes of the American nineteenth century." Yet Ash is the first to mine the sources available to full effect.
Bringing postwar Memphis to vivid life, he takes us among newly arrived Yankees, former Rebels, boisterous Irish immigrants, and striving freed people, and shows how Americans of the period worked, prayed, expressed their politics, and imagined the future. And how they died: Ash’s harrowing and profoundly moving present-tense narration of the riot has the immediacy of the best journalism.
Told with nuance, grace, and a quiet moral passion, A Massacre in Memphis is Civil War-era history like no other.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Ultimate Sacrifice by Lamar Waldron, Thom Hartmann

Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK by Lamar Waldron, Thom Hartmann
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.5 Mb
Overview: Cuba’s number 2 official today – Commander Juan Almeida – was secretly working with JFK in November 1963 to overthrow Fidel. The US government recently revealed Almeida’s work for JFK, allowing the updated trade paperback of Ultimate Sacrifice to tell the full story for the first time (complete with new photos and documents). The authors obtained the story from almost two dozen associates of John and Robert Kennedy, starting in 1990 with JFK’s Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Their accounts are supported by thousands of newly-released files at the National Archives. Almeida’s "palace coup" set for December 1, 1963, was to be backed up by US forces "invited" in by Commander Almeida, then Chief of the Cuban Army. However, three Mafia bosses being targeted by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy used several CIA assets to infiltrate the secret plot and murder JFK. This resulted in cover-ups by officials like RFK and LBJ, to prevent the exposure of Almeida and a possible nuclear confrontation with the Soviets. The new edition explains why Almeida was not a double agent, why Fidel suspected Almeida’s ally Che Guevara, and what Fidel did in 1990 when he finally found out about Almeida’s work for JFK.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Two Nations, Indivisible by Jamie L. Bronstein

Two Nations, Indivisible: A History of Inequality in America by Jamie L. Bronstein
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.3 Mb
Overview: In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson famously asserted that "all men are created equal." Likewise, social mobility the idea that any child can grow up to be president has been key to the myth of what makes America great. Yet the hard truth is that inequality of both opportunity and resulting condition has been a defining feature of America’s story. Written by a comparative labor historian, this book combines economic and social history with intellectual history to reveal the major trends of inequality that have been evident in America from Revolutionary times through the present.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Toxic Shock: A Social History by Sharra L. Vostral

Toxic Shock: A Social History by Sharra L. Vostral (Biopolitics Book 6)
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 13.2MB
Overview: A history of Toxic Shock Syndrome

In 1978, doctors in Denver, Colorado observed several healthy children who suddenly and mysteriously developed a serious, life-threatening illness with no visible source. Their condition, which doctors dubbed ‘toxic shock syndrome’ (TSS) was rare, but observed with increasing frequency over the next few years in young women, and was soon learned to be associated with a bacterium and the use of high-absorbency tampons that had only recently gone on the market. In 1980, the Centers for Disease Control identified Rely tampons, produced by Procter & Gamble, as having the greatest association with TSS over every other tampon, and the company withdrew them from the market. To this day, however, women are frequently warned about contracting TSS through tampon use, even though very few cases are diagnosed each year.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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To Reach the High Frontier by Roger D. Launius+

To Reach the High Frontier: A History of U.S. Launch Vehicles by Roger D. Launius, Dennis R. Jenkins
Requirements: .PDF reader, 118.8 Mb
Overview: Access―no single word better describes the primary concern of the exploration and development of space. Every participant in space activities―civil, military, scientific, or commercial―needs affordable, reliable, frequent, and flexible access to space. To Reach the High Frontier details the histories of the various space access vehicles developed in the United States since the birth of the space age in 1957. Each case study has been written by a specialist knowledgeable about the vehicle described and places each system in the larger context of the history of spaceflight. The technical challenge of reaching space with chemical rockets, the high costs associated with space launch, the long lead times necessary for scheduling flights, and the poor reliability of the rockets themselves show launch vehicles to be the space program’s most difficult challenge.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The White Darkness by David Grann

The White Darkness by David Grann
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6MB
Overview: Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history.

Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton’s men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton’s legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Virtues of Captain America by Mark D. White

The Virtues of Captain America by Mark D. White
Requirements: .PDF reader, 5.2 Mb
Overview: The first look at the philosophy behind the Captain America comics and movies, publishing in advance of the movie release of Captain America: The Winter Solider in April 2014.

In The Virtues of Captain America, philosopher and long-time comics fan Mark D. White argues that the core principles, compassion, and judgment exhibited by the 1940 s comic book character Captain America remain relevant to the modern world. Simply put, "Cap" embodies many of the classical virtues that have been important to us since the days of the ancient Greeks: honesty, courage, loyalty, perseverance, and, perhaps most importantly, honor. Full of entertaining examples from more than 50 years of comic books, White offers some serious philosophical discussions of everyone s favorite patriot in a light-hearted and accessible way.
Presents serious arguments on the virtues of Captain America while being written in a light-hearted and often humorous tone
Introduces basic concepts in moral and political philosophy to the general reader
Utilizes examples from 50 years of comics featuring Captain America, the Avengers, and other Marvel superheroes
Affirms the value of "old-fashioned" virtues for the modern world without indulging in nostalgia for times long passed
Reveals the importance of the sound principles that America was founded upon
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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