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All Shook-Up

Author: Carson Holloway

Reader: Nadia May

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

The ongoing debate over popular music ignores the true power of music. Shattering the assumptions of pop's critics and defenders alike, this cultural critic proposes a rediscovery of the musical wisdom of Plato and Aristotle. This audiobook shows that music is both more dangerous and more beneficial than we think – and will change the way we think about it.

Item #: E6B045 ISBN: 9780786170456

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The Anatomy of Motive

Author: John Douglas, Mark Olshaker

Reader: Joe Barrett

Format: 10 CDs (Unabridged)

In this eagerly anticipated book from the internationally bestselling authors of Mindhunter, Journey into Darkness, and Obsession, legendary crime fighter John Douglas explores the root of all crime-motive. Every crime is a mystery story with a motive at its heart. Understand the motive and you can solve the mystery. The Anatomy of Motive offers a dramatic, insightful look at the development and evolution of the criminal mind. The famed former chief of the FBI's Investigative Support Unit, Douglas was the pioneer of modern behavioral profiling of serial criminals.

Item #: E9M6451 ISBN: 9781515916451

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Another Day in the Death of America

Author: Gary Younge

Reader: Mirron Willis

Format: 9 CDs (Unabridged)

On an average day in America, seven young people aged 19 or under will be shot dead. Award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during the course of a single day in the U.S. It could have been any day, but Younge has chosen November 23, 2013. From Jaiden Dixon (9), shot point-blank by his mother's ex-boyfriend on his doorstep in Ohio, to Pedro Dado Cortez (16), shot by an enemy gang on a street corner in California, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of 24 hours to reveal the powerful human stories behind the statistics. "Thoughtful, evenhanded."—Entertainment Weekly

Item #: E7B1415 ISBN: 9781504741415

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Asking for It

Author: Kate Harding

Reader: Erin Bennett

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

Sexual violence has been so prominent in recent years that the feminist term "rape culture" has finally entered the mainstream. But what, exactly, is it? And how do we change it?

Item #: E7B8704 ISBN: 9781483038704

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Bad Feminist

Author: Roxane Gay

Reader: Bahni Turpin

Format: 10 CDs (Unabridged)

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation,

Item #: E9B7946 ISBN: 9781504647946

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Being Mortal

Author: Atul Gawande

Reader: Robert Petkoff

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

2015 Audie Award Finalist, Non-Fiction. A noted surgeon tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending. He offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that one's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified.

Item #: E6U423 ISBN: 9781427244239

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The Big Empty

Author: Norman Mailer

Reader: John Buffalo Mailer

Format: 4 CDs (Unabridged)

Item #: E4N748 ISBN: 9781522637486

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The Bitch Is Back

Author: Cathi Hanauer

Reader: Teri Schnaubelt

Format: 9 CDs (Unabridged)

More than a decade after the New York Times bestselling anthology The Bitch in the House spoke up loud and clear for a generation of young woman, nine of the original contributors are back along with 16 captivating new voices,sharing their ruminations from an older, stronger, and wiser perspective about love, sex, work, family, independence, body image, health, and aging: the critical flash points of women's lives today.

Item #: E9B7731X ISBN: 9781441737731

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The Bitch Is Back

Authors: Cathi Hanauer and others

Readers: To Be Announced

Format: 1 MP3-CDs (Unabridged)

More than a decade after the New York Times bestselling anthology The Bitch in the House spoke up loud and clear for a generation of young woman, nine of the original contributors are back along with 16 captivating new voices,sharing their ruminations from an older, stronger, and wiser perspective about love, sex, work, family, independence, body image, health, and aging: the critical flash points of women's lives today.

Item #: E1B7847 ISBN: 9781441737847

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Black Lies Matter

Author/Reader: Taleeb Starkes

Taleeb Starkes

Format: 5 CDs (Unabridged)

In Chicago a.k.a "Chiraq" the first ten days 0f 2016 yielded 120 people shot. Baltimore's 2015 ended as its bloodiest and deadliest year on a per-capita basis. In 2014, Detroit's police chief called upon law-abiding citizens to take arms against its burgeoning, violent, criminal subculture. Unfortunately, these cities aren't anomalies. Year after year, a seemingly unshakable reality of violence plagues black communities nationwide. In fact, since 1980, blacks have routinely accounted for almost half of America's annual homicide victims, and more than half of the perpetrators all white being a minor thirteen percent of the national populace.

Item #: E5M941 ISBN: 9781515919414

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Black Like Me

Author: John Howard Griffin

Reader: Ray Childs

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

First published in 1961, this is a startling and enraging picture of what it was like to be black in the South before the landmark Civil Rights legislation in the mid-sixties. A white Texas journalist in disguise saw for himself. Eye-opening and tragic, a very important work. "Childs renders this recounting even more immediate and emotional with his heartfelt delivery and skillful use of accents."—Publishers Weekly

Item #: E6K517 ISBN: 9781609985172

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Boys Adrift

Author: Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.

Reader: Malcolm Hillgartner

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

Males are in trouble – with too few in college, too many in prison, and a third of men ages 22-34 still living with their parents. Arguing that a combination of social, cultural, and biological factors is creating an environment toxic to boys, this research psychologist presents practical solutions, from controlling boys' use of video games to innovative education reforms.

Item #: E8B631 ISBN: 9781433246319

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The Boys in the Bunkhouse

Author: Dan Barry

Reader: Fred Sanders

Format: 9 CDs (Unabridged)

In this haunting modern Dickensian story that is a literary tour de force, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Dan Barry chronicles a shameful case of exploitation and abuse in America's heartland, involving a group of developmentally disabled men and the advocates who helped them find justice and reclaim their lives.In the tiny Iowa farm town of Atalissa, a group of intellectually disabled men, all from Texas, lived in a tired old schoolhouse. Every morning, well before dawn, they were bussed to a processing plant to eviscerate turkeys in return for food, lodging, and $65 a month.

Item #: E9B5650 ISBN: 9781504735650

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Bread, Wine, Chocolate

Author: Simran Sethi

Reader: Thérèse Plummer

Format: 10 CDs (Unabridged)

Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply. Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response to sweet, salty, bitter, or sour is deeply personal, combining our individual biological characteristics, personal preferences, and emotional connections. Bread, Wine, Chocolate illuminates not only what it means to recognize the importance of the foods we love, but also what it means to lose them.

Item #: E7B516 ISBN: 9781504645164

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The Business Solution to Poverty

Author: Paul Polak

Reader: William Hughes

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

Item #: E7B220 ISBN: 9781482942200

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But What If We're Wrong?

Author: Charles Klosterman

Readers: Fiona Hardingham and Chuck Klosterman

Format: 8 CDs (Unabridged)

Try to visualize our contemporary world as it will appear to those who will see it as the distant past. How certain are we about our understanding of gravity and of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, 500 years from now? Are all sports scheduled for extinction? Is it possible we've reached the end of knowledge? Built on interviews with creative thinkers such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Junot Diaz, David Byrne, and others.

Item #: E9R487 ISBN: 9780451484871

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Coming Apart

Author: Charles Murray

Reader: Traber Burns

Format: 10 CDs (Unabridged)

This harrowing portrait of the haves and have-nots in white America shows how class, not race or ethnicity, is putting the great tensions on the seams of American society. While the powerful upper class is ignorant about life in mainstreamAmerican, the lower class suffers from erosion of family and community life. From the controversial author of The Bell Curve. "A timely investigation into a worsening class divide no one can afford to ignore."—Publishers Weekly

Item #: E8B176 ISBN: 9781455161768

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Coming of Age

Host: Studs Terkel

Interviews

Format: 3 CDs (Abridged)

Glimpse an extraordinary panorama of American life and work throughout the 20th century. Interviews with 74 very different people ranging in age from 70 to 99 present a compelling picture of what we have gained through "progress" – and what we have lost. "Terkel [gets] people to say things in such a way that you know at once they have finally said their truth, and said it better than they ever believed they could say it."—Chicago Sun Times

Item #: E3Z888 ISBN: 9781598878882

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Dancing in the Streets

Author/Reader: Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich

Format: 8 CDs (Unabridged)

Explore one of our oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy, historically expressed in ecstatic revels of feasting, costuming, and dancing. In spite of official condemnation over the centuries, these celebrations remain a vital part of our lives. "Important... exciting... nothing short of intellectual heroism."—San Francisco Chronicle

Item #: E9B249 ISBN: 9780786162451

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Darkwater

Author: W.E.B. Du Bois

Readers: Bernard K. Addison, Dion Graham, Lisa Renee Pitts, Bahni Turpin, and Mirron Willis

Format: 8 CDs (Unabridged)

2015 Audie Award Finalist, Classic. The distinguished American civil rights leader published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems in 1920 in the Atlantic and other periodicals.

Item #: E4B004 ISBN: 9781483000046

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