It used to be easy to get lost in a good book, but now lots of people say reading is boring. Scientists say all that skimming and surfing on electronic screens is actually rewiring our brains. So we examine the new science of reading, and meet celebrated New Yorker book critic James Wood. Also, Jordanian scientist Rana Dajani tells the remarkable story of how she started a reading program for kids at her local mosque, which has spread to hundreds of libraries across the Middle East. And Princeton historian Tony Grafton uncovers the history of reading by looking in the margins of books. In our last segment, Jonathan Gottschall's dangerous idea is to remove padded gloves from combat sports to reduce the brain damage of fighters. And renowned MMA fighter Ronda Rousey describes her long, hard road to the top. [Broadcast Date: Juy 29, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/150729/rt_tbon_150729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Because We Say So presents more than 30 concise, forceful commentaries on US politics and global power. Written between 2011 and 2015, Noam Chomsky's arguments forge a persuasive counternarrative to official accounts of US politics and policies during global crisis. Find here classic Chomsky on the increasing urgency of climate change, the ongoing impact of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing, nuclear politics, cyberwar, terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and the Middle East, security, and state power as well as deeper reflections on the Obama doctrine, political philosophy, the Magna Carta, and the importance of a commons to democracy. Because We Say So is the third in a series of books by Chomsky published by City Lights Publishers that includes Making the Future (2012) and Interventions (2007), a book banned by US military censors. Taken together, the three books present a complete collection of the articles Chomsky writes regularly for the New York Times Syndicate and are largely ignored by newspapers in the United States. Because We Say So offers fierce, accessible, timely, gloves-off political writing by America's foremost public intellectual and political dissident. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005987/bk_tant_005987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Al Franken, "one of our savviest satirists" ( People), takes on the issues, the politicians, and the pundits in one of the most anticipated books of the year. Once again, the author of Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations trains his subversive wit directly on the contemporary political scene, leaving the powers-that-be in tatters and his audience in hysterics. Al Franken thrives on being in the opposition, and now that the Republican party controls both the Oval Office and Congress, the gloves are off and the satire is fast and furious. Franken's specialty is using his targets' own words to make comedic and political points. Finding logical inconsistencies, factual errors, and doublespeak wherever he looks, Franken takes on and destroys the myth of liberal bias in the media, hoists the Bush White House on its own rhetorical petard, and punctures the mean-spirited sanctimony of such media darlings as Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, and host of post-Limbaugh talk-radio gasbags. Timely, provocative, unfailingly honest, and always uproarious, Lies is sure to raise hackles and spark hilarity inside the Beltway and from sea to shining sea. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Franken. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000125/bk_high_000125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It's all been leading up to this! The biggest, sexiest, most suspenseful & satisfying Morgan's Chase trilogy yet! Just when you thought Morgan's chase might be heading to a happy ending...explosive and shocking plot twists throughout this three-book trilogy will send listeners reeling. More to the point, the fall-out will keep Morgan running on her elusive quest for balance and peace in her personal and professional lives. Having watched as precious things were nearly taken away, Morgan Chase rises to fight like never before. The battle wages both inside the corporate boardroom and in the murky world of off-the-books revenge - where enough money and malice can make anyone disappear. The gloves are off. And Morgan won't hold ex-Navy SEAL Travis Walker back from doing what he must to protect her family and save the Ballentine Empire. The wily Walker has a plan. But Morgan's firefighter father, the explosive, bare-knuckles Al Chase, has no use for cerebral strategy. He longs to strike back at all the family's enemies in one bold but bloody attack. And just when you thought Morgan's chase might have reached a happy ending, something so shocking occurs, it has the power to change everything - and everyone. The wide-spread fall-out will have Morgan and her family dealing with life-and-death "trials and tribulations" throughout the third and final Morgan's Chase trilogy. Don't miss these fantastic, final installments! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Lynn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005738/bk_acx0_005738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The DFZ, the metropolis formerly known as Detroit, is the world’s most magical city with a population of nine million and zero public safety laws. That’s a lot of mages, cybernetically enhanced chrome heads, and mythical beasties who die, get into debt, and otherwise fail to pay their rent. When they can’t pay their bills, their stuff gets sold to the highest bidder to cover the tab. That’s when they call me. My name is Opal Yong-ae, and I’m a Cleaner: a freelance mage with an art history degree who’s employed by the DFZ to sort through the mountains of magical junk people leave behind. It’s not a pretty job, or a safe one - there’s a reason I wear bite-proof gloves - but when you’re deep in debt in a lawless city where gods are real, dragons are traffic hazards, and buildings move around on their own, you don’t get to be picky about where your money comes from. You just have to make it work, even when the only thing of value in your latest repossessed apartment is the dead body of the mage who used to live there. Author’s note: This is the first in a new series set in the same universe as my Heartstrikers books, but you don’t need to have heard those stories to enjoy this one. Minimum Wage Magic was written to stand by itself, so if you haven’t listened to the others, don’t worry! I wrote this book with you in mind. Thank you so much for listening! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051583/bk_adbl_051583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook contains gardening lessons from basics to slightly moderately skilled techniques, making it an audiobook that even beginners who love basics will love it. Parents love to leave lessons to their children and kids and these lessons last longer than one can imagine. You may just be desiring to work on your backyard, whether it is looking at the roses, cactus, or just love arranging flower pots, this audiobook is for you.Alternatively, this is for you if you are gardening in states like Alaska, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, New England, Pacific Northwest, or in the deserts of Arizona or in Virginia.People have found gardens to be great for spirituality. They have a great atmosphere to meditate unto God and in some instances, they act as a therapy. Some people like to do gardening at night under the full moon following religiously the gardening calendar.This is a great gardening coffee table audiobook. Those who love gardening coloring books will love it. Also all who love gardening cookbook or those that would love to understand how to design the gardens and landscaping will love this. Use it to get notes for your diary. Instead of having a gardening encyclopedia, get this.These are lessons for a lifetime from a Mother that was a gardener. Like beautiful butterflies, the garden becomes better with time. Gardening is not for dummies. It is for those that love the environment, history, and beauty whether you have a lot of money or just want to prepare one on a shoestring. It is a great gift for women and all those that love gardening and even seniors. Great guide, from tools such as gloves, shoves, etc, and hacks and secrets of gardening.Use it to aid in your planning, journaling, whether with native plants, herbs, or just a reference audiobook, this is for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becky White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176335/bk_acx0_176335_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A book of boxing by one of the nineteenth-century stars, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London Library Be manly; seek no undue advantage. Science and pluck give advantage enough The 'fistic art' was a popular sport in ancient times, and was first included in the Olympic Games in 688 BC. But it was in eighteenth-century London that boxing started to really make its mark, and bare-knuckle prizefights earned money and glory for countless hardy young men. But as the decades wore on, society's view of the sport changed. No longer was it acceptable to kick and gouge, nor to fall on a foe after throwing him to the ground, and in 1867 the Queensbury Rules were published. Gloves were introduced, and hitting opponents while they were down, wrestling, biting and low blows were considered fouls. And so, as Ned Donnelly says in 1879: 'The Prize Ring is now extinct'. But the art of pugilism-whether with gloves or without-was still a noble one, and the rules that governed it, laid out with illustrations in Donnelly's handy manual, were as rich and intricate as ever. The Noble English Art of Self-Defence is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over seventeen miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.
HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK ON CREATESPACE is a step-by-step guide showing authors how to turn their manuscript into a printed book. Complete with photographs and diagrams. The author, Marilyn Clay, has re-published several of her previously traditionally-published books into trade paperback books on CreateSpace. Marilyn Clay is not affiliated with CreateSpace. 'I wrote this book because many of my fellow authors kept asking me how I did it, so I wrote this little guide initially to help my friends publish their own books. At their urging, I am offering this guide to everyone who would like to see their own book in print.' MARILYN CLAY is the award-winning author of over twenty books, including twelve novels, two books for children and nine non-fiction titles. She founded, and for sixteen years, published The Regency Plume, an international newsletter focused on the Regency period in English history. A former University Editor with The University of Texas at Dallas, and a professional commercial artist for many years, Marilyn also designed the Romance Writers of America's RITA award statuette and was presented the first RITA award ever given at the RWA conference in San Francisco the year the new award was unveiled. Marilyn Clay's fiction and non-fiction novels are all available from major e-book sites on the web. Look for these historical suspense novels by Marilyn Clay: DECEPTIONS: A Jamestown Novel, A PETTICOAT AND LAMBSKIN GLOVES and STALKING A KILLER, a contemporary murder mystery. Both are available in print and digital formats, as is BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY, a historical suspense novel set in Philadelphia in 1776. Marilyn Clay is also the author of six Regency Romance Novels, all available as e-books on the web. Two of Marilyn Clay's non-fiction titles, 18th & 19th CENTURY ENGLISH WOMEN AT SEA and HISTORY OF THE WATER CLOSET were named to Amazon's Top 100 Best-Selling E-books lists in two categories.
DAISY GROWS UP, A KITTEN BABY BOOK is the true story of a kitten named Daisy Mae, who the author adopted when the kitten's mother abandoned her as a tiny baby. Although Daisy's adoptive parent (the author) is the true narrator, Daisy tells her own story with the help of over 50 photographs illustrating her misadventures as she grows up. Daisy Mae is a lively kitten, who romps through life full of energy. Her inquisitive imagination lands her in trouble more than once but her sweet personality and adorable face always melts the heart of her 'person' Mom. You'll laugh out loud over Daisy's adventures and the questions she asks as she learns about life in the people world. Beautiful photography of a beautiful kitten! In print and Ebook. Another of Marilyn Clay's books about a cat is titled SAILOR'S NEW BED. It tells the story of how a sweet kitty cat named Sailor must find a new place to sleep when his person develops an allergy to kitty cats. Available in print and Ebook. MARILYN CLAY is the award-winning author of over twenty books, including fourteen historical novels, two children's books and numerous non-fiction titles. For sixteen years, she published The Regency Plume, an international newsletter focused on the English Regency period. A former University Editor with The University of Texas at Dallas and a professional commercial artist for many years, Marilyn also designed the Romance Writers of America's RITA award statuette and received the first RITA award ever presented at the RWA Conference in San Francisco when the new award was unveiled. To learn more about Marilyn Clay's novels and artwork, please visit the 'Marilyn Clay, Author' website. Many of Marilyn Clay's previously published novels are currently available as e-books. Her Regency romance titles include: Bewitching Lord Winterton, A Pretty Puzzle, Brighton beauty, Miss Darby's Debut, The Uppity Earl, Felicity's Folly, Miss Eliza's Gentleman Caller, The Unsuitable Suitor and The Wrong Miss Fairfax. Paperback copies of her Regency romance novels are also available from the author's website. Marilyn Clay's award-winning Regency-set novels include the critically acclaimed Miss Juliette Abbott Cozy Mystery series featuring clever, young Miss Juliette Abbott as amateur sleuth. Look for Book 1, MURDER AT MORLAND MANOR, Book 2, MURDER IN MAYFAIR and Book 3, MURDER IN MARGATE; all available in print and Ebook. Book 4 MURDER AT MEDLEY PARK, is coming 2018. All of the Juliette Abbott Regency Mysteries are suitable for teen readers. Two of Marilyn Clay's Colonial American historical suspense novels were originally published in hardcover and also released in large-print editions. DECEPTIONS: A Jamestown Novel, SECRETS AND LIES and A PETTICOAT AND LAMBSKIN GLOVES are both now in print and available as e-books. All are set in the Jamestown colony in the early 1600s. BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY by Marilyn Clay was recently published simultaneously in print and e-book as was Marilyn's contemporary murder mystery STALKING A KILLER.