Category: Audio Books

Witness to Dignity The Life and Faith of George H.W. and Barbara Bush [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B0BL1SJRNL | 2022 | 11 hours and 27 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 306 MB
This is the untold intimate and eye-witness account of the character, integrity, service, faith, and dignity of former President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush by their priest, pastor, and friend. George and Barbara Bush belonged to and were active members of a Houston church for more than 50 years. The rector of that church, Reverend Russell Jones Levenson, Jr., believes he was invited into private moments with these public individuals so he could serve as a witness: a witness to observe, and a witness to tell.

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With the Devil’s Help A True Story of Poverty, Mental Illness, and Murder [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B0B323Y1LC | 2022 | 9 hours and 48 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 262 MB
In the tradition of The Glass Castle, Educated, and Heartland, Neal Wooten traces five decades of his dirt-poor, Alabama mountain family as the years and secrets coalesce. Neal Wooten grew up in a tiny community atop Sand Mountain, Alabama, where everyone was white and everyone was poor. Prohibition was still embraced. If you wanted alcohol, you had to drive to Georgia or ask the bootlegger sitting next to you in church. Tent revivals, snake handlers, and sacred harp music were the norm, and everyone was welcome as long as you weren’t Black, brown, gay, atheist, Muslim, a damn Yankee, or a Tennessee Vol fan. The Wooten’s lived a secret existence in a shack in the woods with no running water, no insulation, and almost no electricity. Even the school bus and mail carrier wouldn’t go there.

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We Are Not One People Secession and Separatism in American Politics Since 1776 [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B0BL4Y9BQF | 2022 | 9 hours and 51 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 279 MB
E pluribus unum was suggested for the national seal in 1776, but national oneness has been haunted by its opposite ever since. We Are Not One People demonstrates how the persistence of separatist movements in American history reveals as much about the nation’s politics as it does the would-be separatists. Each chapter explores how great swaths of Americans of every ideological stripe, in good times and bad, in and beyond the South, have disputed the nation’s oneness and stressed its divisibility. Trumpeted in American myths, mottos, movies, and songs, separatism is omnipresent in American political culture. Separatist rhetoric has shaped Americans’ experience of what it means to be an American, and we can learn much about the durable appeal and enduring fragility of the United States from those who tried to leave it. As one Vermont separatist quips, leaving is as American "as apple pie." We Are Not One People is a bold, pathbreaking, and far-reaching account of disunionists from 1776 to the present who wanted, as phrased in the Declaration of Independence, "to dissolve the political bands" connecting them to other Americans.

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Tools A History The Hardware That Built, Measured and Repaired the World [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B0BG96QTTS | 2022 | 5 hours and 29 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 141 MB
A tool is an object with endless possibilities. Contained within each item is the chance to create, to inspire, to repair and improve. It’s no wonder that scientific studies have shown humans are hardwired to appreciate hardware. This book is a celebration of both that potential and our reverence, exploring more than 150 incredible tools, their history, their unique appeal and how they are used by creative people to make just about anything.

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To Light a Sacred Flame–Practical Witchcraft for the Millennium


English | ISBN: 9781977322869 | 2018 | MP3 | M4B | 12:28:43 | 337 MB
Originally released in 1999, this bestselling guide to magickal practices-based on the experiences and successes of a third-degree working Witch-has been revised and updated! Written for today’s seeker, To Light a Sacred Flame contains techniques that unite divinity with magick, knowledge, and humor.

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The Stories We Tell Every Piece of Your Story Matters [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B0B8Q8CPCK | 2022 | 5 hours and 28 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 156 MB
In her first solo memoir, New York Times bestselling author Joanna Gaines invites us on an authentic and deeply vulnerable journey into her story-and helps shine a light on the beauty of our own-guiding us to release the weights that hold us back so we may live and share our story in truth. We’ve all dropped anchor in places that suited us for a time: a city, a perspective, a lie we mistook as truth. This book is an invitation to a kind of life where you know how to hold what you believe-about yourself and the quiet worlds behind the people you pass-with gracious and open hands. To see your story as greater than any past or future thing, but for all the beauty and joy and hope it holds today. It’s an invitation to take stock of the chapters you’ve lived-the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly-glean what’s gold, and carry only that forward. Let it slow your feet and steady your life-in-motion so you can see where you stand today from a new point of view. No longer through weary or uncertain eyes, but a lens brimming with hope.

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The Secret Perfume of Birds Uncovering the Science of Avian Scent [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B0B2X3W1CB | 2022 | 9 hours and 9 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 262 MB
The untold story of a stunning discovery: not only can birds smell, but their scents may be the secret to understanding their world. The puzzling lack of evidence for the peculiar but widespread belief that birds have no sense of smell irked evolutionary biologist Danielle Whittaker. Exploring the science behind the myth led her on an unexpected quest investigating mysteries from how juncos win a fight to why cowbirds smell like cookies. In The Secret Perfume of Birds―part science, part intellectual history, and part memoir―Whittaker blends humor, clear writing, and a compelling narrative to describe how scent is important not just for birds but for all animals, including humans.

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The Queen’s Speech An Intimate Portrait of the Queen in her Own Words [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B0BM4SPYS6 | 2022 | 8 hours and 47 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 252 MB
During her 70 years on the throne, few got to know the Queen well, but there is one body of work that sheds new light on her thoughts, personality and the issues that really concerned her: the Queen’s own speeches. For many years, the Queen’s Christmas address was the most-watched programme on television on Christmas Day, and millions regularly tuned in to hear what she had to say. Now, in this wonderful, intimate portrait of Her Majesty, Ingrid Seward uses the Queen’s speeches as a starting point to provide a revealing insight into the character of the woman who reigned over us since the days when Churchill was prime minister.

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