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  • Flash Boys

    Flash Boys

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Michael Lewis
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (2014, Mar 31st).
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    From the #1 bestselling author of The Blind Side and MoneyballFour years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the US stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post-financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover each other, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading—source of the most intractable problems—will have no advantage whatsoever. more

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  • Think of a Number

    Think of a Number

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   John Verdon
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Books On Tape (2010, Jan 1st).
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  • Execution Dock

    Execution Dock

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Anne Perry
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged; Unabridged edition (2009, Mar 24th).
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    Listeners of Anne Perry’s bestselling William Monk novels feel as if they’ve experienced the many shades of Victorian London, from Belgravia to Limehouse, from drawing room to brothel. In Execution Dock, Perry’s first Monk novel in three years, we find ourselves on the bustling docks along the River Thames. Here the empire’s great merchant ships unload the treasures of the world. And here, in dank and sinister alleys, sex merchants ply their lucrative trade. The dreaded kingpin of this dark realm is Jericho Phillips. On his floating brothel, sex slaves are forced to endure unspeakable acts. Now one such soul, thirteen-year-old Fig, is found with his throat cut, his tortured body tossed into the river. Commander William Monk of the River Police swears that Phillips will hang for this abomination. more

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  • Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    Cutting for Stone: A Novel

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Abraham Verghese
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (2009, Feb 3rd).
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    A sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel–an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home. Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Yet it will be love, not politics–their passion for the same woman–that will tear them apart and force Marion, fresh out of medical school, to flee his homeland. He makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. more

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  • The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives

    The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their Lives

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jarvis ,
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.; Unabridged edition (2008, Sep 9th).
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    A kind of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for women in midlife, The Traveling Necklace is the story of thirteen women who took a chance on a $37,000 diamond necklace and learned more than they ever thought possible about themselves, friendship, and the power of possibility. more

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  • Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

    Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Alan Alda
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   RH Audio (2007, Sep 4th).
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    On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions he's asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly, is the good life? (And what does that even mean?)
    Picking up where his bestselling memoir left off-having been saved by emergency surgery after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile-Alda finds himself not only glad to be alive but searching for a way to squeeze the most juice out of his new life. Looking for a sense of meaning that would make this extra time count, he listens in on things he's heard himself saying in private and in public at critical points in his life-from the turbulence of the sixties, to his first Broadway show, to the birth of his children, to the ache of September 11, and beyond. Reflecting on the transitions in his life and in all our lives, he notices that "doorways are where the truth is told," and wonders if there's one thing-art, activism, family, money, fame-that could lead to a "life of meaning."
    In a book that is candid, wise, and as questioning as it is incisive, Alda amuses and moves us with his unique and hilarious meditations on questions great and small. Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself is another superb Alan Alda performance, as inspiring and entertaining as the man himself.


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  • Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life

    Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jane Pauley
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (2014, Jan 7th).
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    IN 2014, EVERY BABY BOOMER WILL HAVE REACHED THE MILESTONE AGE OF FIFTY. FOR MOST, IT’S NOT AN END BUT THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING NEW. This is the awakening of a generation to the opportunities that lie ahead. Research has shown that people in their fifties are more vital now than they were only ten years ago. They’re saying, “I’m game, I’m up for it, I want to do more.” Jane Pauley, one of America’s most beloved and trusted broadcast journalists, gives voice to the opportunities of her generation—and the next one too—offering humor and insight about the journey forward. Your Life Calling is a fresh look at ideas that have been simmering since boomers first entered midlife with a different perspective on the future than any generation before: that there was more to come—and perhaps the best of all. more

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  • Cavendon Hall

    Cavendon Hall

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Barbara Taylor Bradford
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (2014, Apr 1st).
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    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England. Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, lives there with his wife Felicity and their six children. Walter Swann, the premier male of the Swann family, is valet to the earl. His wife Alice, a clever seamstress who is in charge of the countess's wardrobe, also makes clothes for the four daughters. For centuries, these two families have lived side-by-side, beneath the backdrop of the imposing Yorkshire manor. Lady Daphne, the most beautiful of the Earl’s daughters, is about to be presented at court when a devastating event changes her life and threatens the Ingham name. more

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  • Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

    Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Chelsea Handler
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Grand Central Publishing; Unabridged edition (2013, Sep 3rd).
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    WHAT . . . A RIOT! Life doesn't get more hilarious than when Chelsea Handler takes aim with her irreverent wit. Who else would send all-staff emails to smoke out the dumbest people on her show? Now, in this new collection of original essays, the #1 bestselling author of Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea delivers one laugh-out-loud moment after another as she sets her sights on the ridiculous side of childhood, adulthood, and daughterhood. Family moments are fair game, whether it's writing a report on Reaganomics to earn a Cabbage Patch doll, or teaching her father social graces by ordering him to stay indoors. It's open season on her love life, from playing a prank on her boyfriend (using a ravioli, a fake autopsy, and the Santa Monica pier) to adopting a dog so she can snuggle with someone who doesn't talk. more

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  • The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America

    The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tom Brokaw
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (2011, Nov 1st).
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    Tom Brokaw, known and beloved for his landmark work in American journalism and for the New York Times bestsellers The Greatest Generation and Boom!, now turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new millennium, to offer reflections on how we can restore America’s greatness.  “What happened to the America I thought I knew?” Brokaw writes. “Have we simply wandered off course, but only temporarily? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so divided that we’re easy prey for hijackers who could steer us onto a path to a crash landing? . . . I do have some thoughts, original and inspired by others, for our journey into the heart of a new century.” Rooted in the values, lessons, and verities of generations past and of his South Dakota upbringing, Brokaw weaves together inspiring stories of Americans who are making a difference and personal stories from his own family history, to engage us in a conversation about our country and to offer ideas for how we can revitalize the promise of the American Dream. more

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