Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief by Dorothy Gilman (Mrs. Pollifax #10)
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 1553. mb, 6 hrs and 7 mins
Overview: The assignment is a snap: Mrs. Pollifax just has to shoot some pictures at a quiet funeral outside Washington and take them to Sicily, where her old friend Farrell – a former CIA agent turned art dealer – anxiously awaits them. But like all Mrs. P’s assignments, so ostensibly suitable for the CIA’s favorite garden club member, this one quickly turns lethal. Her welcoming committee in Palermo includes a most unlikely CIA agent and several unseen enemies. Unfriendly eyes also observe Mrs. P’s rendezvous with Farrell in a secluded mountain village and weapons are soon displayed. With mysterious forces hot after them, she and Farrell scurry for safety to a fortified country villa, where the bizarre chatelaine, once a star on Madison Avenue, is almost as unnerving as the dangers she’s protecting them from.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Mystery
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The Porcelain Thief: Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China via Huan Hsu
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 329 MB
Overview: A journalist travels all through mainland China and Taiwan looking for his circle of relatives’s hidden treasure and springs to know his ancestry as he by no means has ahead of.
In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu’s great-great-grandfather Liu’s Yangtze River homeland of Xingang, Liu used to be compelled to bury his valuables, together with a limiteless number of prized vintage porcelain, and adopt a decades-long trek that might splinter the circle of relatives over 1000’s of miles. Many years and upheavals later, Hsu, raised in Salt Lake City and armed best with interest, strikes to China to paintings in his uncle’s semiconductor chip industry. Once there, a dialog along with his grandmother, his final dwelling hyperlink to dynastic China, ignites a need to be told extra about now not best his misplaced ancestral heirlooms but additionally porcelain itself. Mastering the language sufficient to challenge into the nation-state, Hsu units out to split the layers of reality and fiction that experience obscured each China and his heritage and in the end entire his circle of relatives’s lengthy march again house.
Melding memoir, travelogue, and social and political historical past, The Porcelain Thief provides an intimate and unforgettable technique to perceive the difficult occasions that experience outlined China during the last 2 hundred years and offers a revealing, full of life point of view on recent Chinese society from the standpoint of a Chinese American coming to phrases along with his hyphenated id.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen
Necessities: .MP3 reader, 320 MB
Overview: They are saying your first kiss must be earned.
Mine was stolen by a satan in a masquerade masks beneath the black Chicago sky.
They are saying the vows you are taking in your wedding ceremony day are sacred.
Mine had been damaged earlier than we left church.
They are saying your coronary heart solely beats for one man.
Mine cut up and bled for 2 rivals who fought for it till the bitter finish.
I used to be promised to Angelo Bandini, the inheritor to one of the highly effective households within the Chicago Outfit.
Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to pressure me into marriage.
They are saying that each one nice love tales have a cheerful ending.
I, Francesca Rossi, discovered myself erasing and rewriting mine till the final chapter.
And someplace between these two males, I needed to discover my endlessly.
Style: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, Modern
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Like A Thief In Broad Daylight: Power in the Era of Post-Humanity by Slavoj Žižek
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 617 K
Overview: In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world – changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closer to a bizarrely literal realisation of Marx’s prediction that ‘all that is solid melts into air.’ With the automation of work, the virtualisation of money, the dissipation of class communities and the rise of immaterial, intellectual labour, the global capitalist edifice is beginning to crumble, more quickly than ever before-and it is now on the verge of vanishing entirely.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith / Belief And Philosophy
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