MasterClass – Neil Gaiman Teaches The Art of Storytelling [reduced]

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Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett – Good Omens

Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett – Good Omens

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Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett – Good Omens

Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett – Good Omens

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Napoleon In a Nutshell by Neil Wenborn

Napoleon In a Nutshell by Neil Wenborn
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 36.40 MB
Overview: Napoleon is one of the giants of modern history. From the last days of the French Revolution to the epochal battle of Waterloo he bestrode the political landscape of Europe like a colossus, and the age to which he gave his name remains one of the most tumultuous in the history of the continent. But who was Napoleon Bonaparte? And why does he still arouse such powerful passions? This audiobook traces the remarkable rise and fall of a man who, as military leader and lawgiver, left his mark on the lives of millions in France and beyond, and whose presence continues to be felt in Europe and the wider world to the present day.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Biography & Memoir, Historical

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First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 8.9 Mb
Overview: Marking the forty-fifth anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing, First Man by James Hansen offers the only authorized glimpse into the life of America’s most famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong-the man whose “one small step” changed history.
“The Eagle has landed.”
When Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the moon became a legend. In First Man, Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong. Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this “magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon.
Upon his return to earth, Armstrong was honored and celebrated for his monumental achievement. He was also-as James R. Hansen reveals in this fascinating and important biography-misunderstood. Armstrong’s accomplishments as engineer, test pilot, and astronaut have long been a matter of record, but Hansen’s unprecedented access to private documents and unpublished sources and his interviews with more than 125 subjects (including more than fifty hours with Armstrong himself) yield this first in-depth analysis of an elusive American celebrity still renowned the world over.
In a riveting narrative filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative transatmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. These milestones made it seem, as Armstrong’s mother Viola memorably put it, “as if from the very moment he was born-farther back still-that our son was somehow destined for the Apollo 11 mission.”
For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong’s storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. For the forty-five years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life.
In a penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual. In First Man, the personal, technological, epic, and iconic blend to form the portrait of a great but reluctant hero who will forever be known as history’s most famous space traveler.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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MasterClass – Neil Gaiman Teaches The Art Of Storytelling

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Exciting Times for Science by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Exciting Times for Science with special guest Stephen Colbert (StarTalk Season 1 #8) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 24.1 MB
Overview: Special guest Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” talks about the joys of being a science geek. Brilliant scientific discoveries and cutting edge technology have transformed our world, yet many people are turned off by science. Where has the excitement for science gone, and how can we get it back? Stephen Colbert developed an interest in science at a young age, and now he shares that fascination by inviting scientists to appear on his show The Colbert Report.Co-host: Lynne KoplitzGuests: Stephen Colbert: host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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Cosmic Quackery by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmic Quackery with special guest The Amazing Randi (StarTalk Season 1 #10) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 23.6 MB
Overview: Mark Twain said, “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” Pseudoscience adherents to this adage, but are their distortions deliberate, the result of scientific ignorance, or due to a deep desire for extraordinary possibilities? In our quest to understand the universe, how can we be sure our conclusions are correct? Human beings have evolved to find meaningful patterns in nature, but sometimes the patterns we see are just figments of our imagination-or perhaps the result of wishful thinking. Join Neil and guest co-host Leighann Lord as they investigate the weird and wacky world of pseudoscience. Co-host: Leighann Lord: comedian who has appeared on “HBO’s Def Comedy All-Star Jam”, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, and ABC’s “The View.” She writes a weekly humor column called “Comic Perspective”. Guests: Michael Shermer: editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine and author of “Why People Believe Weird Things”. Shermer is also the producer and co-host of the 13-hour FoxFamily television series Exploring the Unknown. James “The Amazing” Randi: magician and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation. JREF sponsors the annual “Amazing Meeting” and also offers a prize of one million dollars to anyone who can demonstrate evidence of any paranormal, supernatural or occult power or event, under test conditions agreed to by both parties.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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A Universe of Inspiration by Neil deGrasse Tyson

A Universe of Inspiration with special guest Peter Max (StarTalk Season 1 #11) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 24.1 MB
Overview: Attempts by scientists and artists to reveal deep truths about the universe may take different forms, but they often end up agreeing with the poet John Keats that “truth is beauty.” Geometry, physics and the other sciences describe the world we live in, and artists often play with these properties in their own imaginative investigations. From the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci to high tech computer graphics, Neil and Lynne paint a picture of how science has inspired art through the ages. Guests: Peter Max: pop artist best known for his psychedelic Cosmic 60s graphic design
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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What’s Exploration Worth? by Neil deGrasse Tyson

What’s Exploration Worth with special guest Bill Nye (StarTalk Season 1 #12) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 23.8 MB
Overview: What price do we put on knowledge? How does it profit a man if he learns about the universe, but goes to bed hungry? When the economy takes a downturn, should we still go up into space? NASA missions aren’t cheap-sending astronauts into low Earth orbit or to the Moon, sending robotic spacecraft to explore the planets, and launching telescopes into space can cost millions or even billions of dollars. Lou Friedman, director of the Planetary Society, argues that even when the dollar is dear, the quest to explore our universe is priceless.Co-host: Bill Nye The Science GuyGuests: Lou Friedman: executive director of the Planetary Society
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha

The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
Requirements: .MOBI reader, 1.0 MB
Overview: Based on the award-winning blog 1000awesomethings.com, The Book of Awesome is a high five for humanity and a big celebration of life’s little moments and the underappreciated, simple things that make us happy, from popping bubble wrap to hitting a bunch of green lights in a row, to waking up thinking it’s Monday and realizing it’s Saturday. With wise, witty observations from writer Neil Pasricha, this treasure trove is filled with smile-inducing musings that make readers feel like kids looking at the world for the first time: AWESOME!
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Exciting Times for Science with… by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Exciting Times for Science with special guest Stephen Colbert (StarTalk Season 1 #8) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 24.1 MB
Overview: Special guest Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” talks about the joys of being a science geek. Brilliant scientific discoveries and cutting edge technology have transformed our world, yet many people are turned off by science. Where has the excitement for science gone, and how can we get it back? Stephen Colbert developed an interest in science at a young age, and now he shares that fascination by inviting scientists to appear on his show The Colbert Report.Co-host: Lynne KoplitzGuests: Stephen Colbert: host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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Cosmic Quackery with… by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmic Quackery with special guest The Amazing Randi (StarTalk Season 1 #10) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 23.6 MB
Overview: Mark Twain said, “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” Pseudoscience adherents to this adage, but are their distortions deliberate, the result of scientific ignorance, or due to a deep desire for extraordinary possibilities? In our quest to understand the universe, how can we be sure our conclusions are correct? Human beings have evolved to find meaningful patterns in nature, but sometimes the patterns we see are just figments of our imagination-or perhaps the result of wishful thinking. Join Neil and guest co-host Leighann Lord as they investigate the weird and wacky world of pseudoscience. Co-host: Leighann Lord: comedian who has appeared on “HBO’s Def Comedy All-Star Jam”, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, and ABC’s “The View.” She writes a weekly humor column called “Comic Perspective”. Guests: Michael Shermer: editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine and author of “Why People Believe Weird Things”. Shermer is also the producer and co-host of the 13-hour FoxFamily television series Exploring the Unknown. James “The Amazing” Randi: magician and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation. JREF sponsors the annual “Amazing Meeting” and also offers a prize of one million dollars to anyone who can demonstrate evidence of any paranormal, supernatural or occult power or event, under test conditions agreed to by both parties.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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A Universe of Inspiration with… by Neil deGrasse Tyson

A Universe of Inspiration with special guest Peter Max (StarTalk Season 1 #11) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 24.1 MB
Overview: Attempts by scientists and artists to reveal deep truths about the universe may take different forms, but they often end up agreeing with the poet John Keats that “truth is beauty.” Geometry, physics and the other sciences describe the world we live in, and artists often play with these properties in their own imaginative investigations. From the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci to high tech computer graphics, Neil and Lynne paint a picture of how science has inspired art through the ages. Guests: Peter Max: pop artist best known for his psychedelic Cosmic 60s graphic design
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Science

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