Generation Citizen: The Power of Youth in Our Politics by Scott Warren
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.9 MB
Overview: Required reading." -Josh Tickell, author of The Revolution Generation
Since its beginnings in 2009, Generation Citizen has grown to become one of the preeminent civics education organizations in America. Championing the activism of young people now and throughout history – from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter and the Parkland students – Generation Citizen is a bold reminder of the positive power of politics, and an inspiring, actionable guide for anyone ready to fight for democracy.
"Timely and accessible. The rising generation is ready to exercise power – and save our republic." -Eric Liu, CEO of Citizen University and author of You’re More Powerful Than You Think
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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January Window (Scott Manson #1) by Philip Kerr
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 245 MB
Overview: Everyone knows football is a matter of life and death. But this time, it’s murder.
Scott Manson is team coach for London City football club. He’s also their all-round fixer – he gets the lads into training, and out of trouble, keeps the wags at bay and the press in his pocket. But now London City manager Joao Zarco is dead, killed at his team’s beloved stadium at Silvertown Docks. Even Scott Manson can’t smooth over murder… but can he catch the killer before he strikes again?
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Mysteries & Thrillers, Suspense
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Fatal Network (Jake Adams International Thriller #1) by Trevor Scott
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 95 MB
Overview: When a tech rep in charge of an avionics retrofit at a U.S. air base in Germany comes up missing, Jake Adams, a former Air Force intelligence and CIA officer, is hired to find him. Was the man selling vital technology for the new Joint Strike Fighter?
Back in a changed Europe, Adams struggles to survive in a world where profits are more important than past ideologies. Conspiracy, murder, espionage, and mystery lead Jake Adams from an aircraft carrier off the coast of Italy to the chilly banks of the Rhine. Can Adams keep the technology away from ruthless German and Hungarian agents? First he must save the woman he loves and then stop the fatal network.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Mysteries & Thrillers, Suspense
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A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott (Like Us #1), Kai Kennicott (Narrator)
Requirements: M4B Player, 331mb, 12 hours 9 mins
Overview: They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me.
We were kids. His name was Christopher. And up until the day he pulled me from death’s grip, he was nothing more than a boy I felt sorry for. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe. And then he disappeared.
Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. While death didn’t take me that day, the things that happened left me with scars – the kind that robbed me of everything I once loved and drove me into darkness. But more than anything else, that day – and every day since – has taken away my desire to dream. I wasn’t going to have hope. I wouldn’t let myself wish. Those things – they weren’t for girls like me. That’s what I believed… until the new boy.
He’s nothing like the old boy. He’s taller and older. His hair is longer, and his body is lean – strong and ready for anything. I don’t feel sorry for him. And sometimes, I hate him. He challenges me. From the moment I first saw him standing there on the baseball field, he pushed me – his eyes constantly questioning, doubting… daring. Still, something about him – it feels… familiar. He says his name is Wes. But I can’t help but feel like he’s someone else. Someone from my past. Someone who’s come back to save me.
This time, though, he’s too late. Josselyn Winters, the girl he once knew, is gone. I am the threat; I am my worst enemy. And he can’t save me from myself.
Genre: Audiobook, Young Adult > Romance
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Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom? by Scott Rieckens
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 130 MB
Overview: What if a happier life was only a few simple choices away?
A successful entrepreneur living in Southern California, Scott Rieckens had built a "dream life": a happy marriage, a two-year-old daughter, a membership to a boat club, and a BMW in the driveway. But underneath the surface, Scott was creatively stifled, depressed, and overworked trying to help pay for his family’s beach-town lifestyle. Then one day, Scott listened to a podcast interview that changed everything. Five months later, he had quit his job, convinced his family to leave their home, and cut their expenses in half. Follow Scott and his family as they devote everything to FIRE (financial independence retire early), a subculture obsessed with maximizing wealth and happiness. Filled with inspiring case studies and powerful advice, Playing with FIRE is one family’s journey to acquire the one thing that money can’t buy: a simpler – and happier – life.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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Matinee Melodrama: Playing With Formula in the Sound Serial by Scott Higgins
Requirements: PDF Reader 8.5 MB
Overview: Long before Batman, Flash Gordon, or the Lone Ranger were the stars of their own TV shows, they had dedicated audiences watching their adventures each week. The difference was that this action tookplace on the big screen, in short adventure serials whose exciting cliffhangers compelled the young audience to return to the theater every seven days.
Matinee Melodrama is the first book about the adventure serial as a distinct artform, one that uniquely encouraged audience participation and imaginative play. Media scholar Scott Higgins proposes that the serial’s incoherent plotting and reliance on formula, far from being faults, should be understood as some of its most appealing attributes, helping to spawn an active fan culture. Further, he suggests these serials laid the groundwork not only for modern-day cinematic blockbusters like Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, but also for all kinds of interactive media that combine spectacle, storytelling, and play.
As it identifies key elements of the serial form-from stock characters to cliffhangers-Matinee Melodrama delves deeply into questions about the nature of suspense, the aesthetics of action, and the potentials of formulaic narrative. Yet it also provides readers with a loving look at everything from Zorro’s Fighting Legion to Daredevils of the Red Circle, conveying exactly why these films continue to thrill and enthrall their fans.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General –
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