Playing by Heart by J.B. Salsbury (Love, Hate, Rock-n-Roll #1), Lee Samuels (Narrator), Jennifer Mack (Narrator)
Requirements: M4B Player, 280mb, 10 hours 17 mins
Overview: Jesse Lee is the worst!
He’s a multi-millionaire, triple-platinum-selling, Grammy-Award-winning man-slut – a worldly, self-indulgent heathen. I wouldn’t sleep with him if he were our last chance to ensure survival of the human race. The only reason I put up with him is because he’s my boss’s brother.
Whatsherface is one of those holier-than-thou types.
She’s bossy, has a horrific singing voice, and she’s so ordinary, she practically blends in with the eggshell-colored walls – the complete opposite of anyone I’d bang. The only reason I put up with her is because my career is on the line.
Playing by Heart is an enemies-to-lovers romance where opposites not only attract, they ignite.
Genre: Audiobook > Fiction > Romance
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Conductor: The Heart & Soul of the Railroad by Robert L. Bryan
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 447 KB
Overview: This is the story of one of the more fabled occupations in America – the railroad conductor. This book traces the origin of the railroad and the occupation as well as the conductor as a subject of folklore and the media. Additionally, the pathways to a career as a conductor are fully explored.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Open Heart, Open Mind: A Guide to Inner Transformation by Tsoknyi Rinpoche III, Eric Swanson
Requirements: .PDF reader, 12.6 Mb
Overview: In Open Heart, Open Mind, Tsoknyi Rinpoche–one of the most beloved of the contemporary generation of Tibetan Buddhist meditation masters–explains that a life free of fear, pain, insecurity, and doubt is not only possible, it’s our birthright. We long for peace, for the ability to love and be loved openly and freely, and for the confidence and clarity to meet the various challenges we face in our daily lives.
Within each of us resides a spark of unparalleled brilliance, an unlimited capacity for warmth, openness, and courage, which Rinpoche identifies as "essence love." Timeless and imperishable, essence love is often layered over by patterns of behavior and belief that urge us to seek happiness in conditions or situations that never quite live up to their promise.
Drawing on rarely discussed teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, Rinpoche describes how such patterns evolve and offers a series of meditation exercises to help us unravel them and, in the process, reawaken an energy and exuberance that can not only bring lasting fulfillment to our lives but ultimately serve to enliven and inspire the entire world, as well.
With great humor, intelligence, and candor, Tsoknyi Rinpoche also details his own struggles to reconnect with essence love. Identified at an early age as the incarnation of a renowned Tibetan master and subjected to a rigorous monastic training, he ultimately renounced his vows, married, and is now the father of two daughters.
As he recounts his own efforts to strike a balance between the promptings of his heart and an obligation to preserve and protect the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, Rinpoche provides a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern life, and encourages each of us to rediscover the openness, fearlessness, and love that is the essence of our own life.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
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The Heart of Whiteness: Normal Sexuality and Race in America, 1880-1940 by Julian B. Carter
Requirements: .PDF reader, 6 MB
Overview: In this groundbreaking study, Julian Carter demonstrates that between 1880 and 1940, cultural discourses of whiteness and heterosexuality fused to form a new concept of the “normal” American. Gilded Age elites defined white civilization as the triumphant achievement of exceptional people hewing to a relational ethic of strict self-discipline for the common good. During the early twentieth century, that racial and relational ideal was reconceived in more inclusive terms as “normality,” something toward which everyone should strive. The appearance of inclusiveness helped make “normality” appear consistent with the self-image of a racially diverse republic; nonetheless, “normality” was gauged largely in terms of adherence to erotic and emotional conventions that gained cultural significance through their association with arguments for the legitimacy of white political and social dominance. At the same time, the affectionate, reproductive heterosexuality of “normal” married couples became increasingly central to legitimate membership in the nation.Carter builds her intricate argument from detailed readings of an array of popular texts, focusing on how sex education for children and marital advice for adults provided significant venues for the dissemination of the new ideal of normality. She concludes that because its overt concerns were love, marriage, and babies, normality discourse facilitated white evasiveness about racial inequality. The ostensible focus of “normality” on matters of sexuality provided a superficially race-neutral conceptual structure that whites could and did use to evade engagement with the unequal relations of power that continue to shape American life today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Where the Heart Leads through Kim Vogel Sawyer (Heart of the Prairie #2)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 324.6 mb, 11 hrs and 56 minutes
Overview: After his commencement from school, Thomas Ollenburger is stuffed with large goals and plenty of questions. What will he do for a occupation? Should he marry? Where will he name house? Torn between his Mennonite roots at the Kansas prairie and his love for the large town of Boston, in addition to his affection for a woman in every location, Thomas is not sure of his position on this planet. He has all the time sought God’s main in his decision-making, however now it sort of feels as though God is staying silent. Has Thomas’s middle led him off track?
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Historical Romance
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