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  1. The Beatrix Potter Collection The Beatrix Potter Collection
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  2. A Bear Called Paddington A Bear Called Paddington
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  3. Cookie! (Book 3): Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World Cookie! (Book 3): Cookie and the Most Mysterious Mystery in the World
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  4. Grimwood: Laugh your head off with the funniest new series of the year, from award-winning Nadia Shi Grimwood: Laugh your head off with the funniest new series of the year, from award-winning Nadia Shi
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  5. A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
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  6. Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest
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  7. New Kid New Kid
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  8. Cane Warriors Cane Warriors
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  9. When The World Was Ours When The World Was Ours
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  10. Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood
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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin Narrator: Edward Herrmann Release Date: 01/05/2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of the acclaimed multi-million copy bestseller Team of Rivals, filmed by Spielberg as Lincoln, turns to the birth of America's Progressive Era - that heady, optimistic time when the 20th Century is fresh. Reform is in the air, and it is time to take on the robber barons and corrupt politicians who have brought the country to its knees. The story is told through the close friendship between two Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) and his handpicked successor William Howard Taft (1909-1913). The decades-long intimacy strengthens both men as they reform America, breaking up monopolies, protecting the rights of labour, banning unsafe drugs and closing sweatshops. Also at the heart of the story are the original 'muckrakers' - a brilliant group of investigative journalists at the celebrated magazine McClure's. They publish popular exposes of fraudulent railroads and millionaire senators, aiding Roosevelt in his quest for change and fairness. As Roosevelt, Taft and the muckrakers confront corruption and expose exploitation, America is reborn. © Doris Kearns Goodwin 2013 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Tommyknockers

The Tommyknockers

Author: Stephen King Narrator: Edward Herrmann Release Date: 01/01/2016

"Stephen King never stops giving us his all" (Chicago Tribune) in this #1 national bestseller about the idyllic small town of Haven, Maine, and its encounter with a deadly evil out for a diabolical invasion of body, soul-and mind. Something was happening in Bobbi Anderson's idyllic small town of Haven, Maine. Something that gave every man, woman, and child in Haven powers far beyond those of ordinary mortals. Something that turned the town into a deathtrap for all outsiders. Something that is buried in the woods behind Bobbi's house. With the help of her friend, Jim Gardener, they uncover an alien spaceship. And as they learn more about this strange discovery, the citizens of Haven begin to change: The townspeople are being welded into one organic, homicidal, and fearsomely brilliant entity in thrall to the Tommyknockers, who piloted the alien ship. In Tommyknockers, "Stephen King at his best" (San Francisco Chronicle), King has given us a "brilliant, riveting, marvelous" (The Boston Globe) novel. "You will not be able to put this down" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). And the next time someone raps at your door, you may want to keep the chain on. It just might be the Tommyknocker Man.

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The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories

A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled listeners with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it. There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. “Afterlife” is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers—the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In “Morality,” King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil’s pact they can win. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King’s finest gifts to his constant fan—“I made them especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.”

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Unbroken

Unbroken

Author: Laura Hillenbrand Narrator: Edward Herrmann Release Date: 01/12/2014

The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. THE INTERNATIONAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER In 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives. Louise Zamperini had already transformed himself from child delinquent to prodigious athlete, running in the Berlin Olympics. Now he must embark on one of the Second World War's most extraordinary odysseys. Zamperini faces thousands of miles of open ocean on a failing raft. Beyond like only greater trials, in Japan's prisoner-of-war camps. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini's destiny, whether triumph or tragedy, depends on the strength of his will ... Now a major motion picture, directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Jack O' Connell.

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Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

Author: Laura Hillenbrand Narrator: Edward Herrmann Release Date: 01/11/2014

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.  On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.   The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.   Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.   Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey-also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie-is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds. Praise for Unbroken 'This adaptation of Hillenbrand's adult bestseller is highly dramatic and exciting, as well as painful to read as it lays bare man's hellish inhumanity to man.'-Booklist, STARRED 'This captivating book emphasizes the importance of determination, the will to survive against impossible odds, and support from family and friends. A strong, well-written work.'-SLJ 'This fine adaptation ably brings an inspiring tale to young readers.'-Kirkus From the Hardcover edition.

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The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale

The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale

Author: Philip Van Doren Stern Narrator: Edward Herrmann Release Date: 01/10/2014

For almost seventy years, people the world over have fallen in love with Frank Capra's classic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life. But few of those fans know that Capra's film was inspired by a short story by author Philip Van Doren Stern, which came to Stern in a dream one night. Unable at first to find a publisher for his heartwarming tale of a man named George Pratt who ponders suicide until he receives an opportunity to see what the world would be like without him, Stern ultimately published the story in a small pamphlet and sent it out as his Christmas card for 1943. One of those 200 copies found its way into the hands of David Hempstead, a producer at RKO films, and the film that has become a cherished holiday tradition for many was born. Now fans of It's a Wonderful Life, or anyone who loves the spirit of Christmas, can own the story that started it all in an appealing audio edition that's perfect for holiday giving to family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and more.

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Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher

Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher

Author: Jon Meacham Narrator: Edward Herrmann Release Date: 01/09/2014

In this special edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham, young listeners will learn about the life and political philosophy of one of our Founding Fathers. Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. But he was also a lawyer and an ambassador, an inventor and a scientist. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies, but his consuming interest was the survival and success of the United States. This audiobook contains a note from Meacham, as well as sections throughout the text about subjects such as the Boston Tea Party, the Library of Congress, and Napoléon Bonaparte. Additional materials include a timeline; a family tree; a Who’s Who in Jefferson’s world; sections on Jefferson’s original writings and correspondence, “inventions,” interests, places in Jefferson’s world, finding Jefferson in the United States today, additional reading, organizations, and websites; notes; a bibliography; and an index. This adaptation, ideal for those interested in American presidents, biographies, and the founding of the American republic, is an excellent example of informational writing and reflects Meacham’s extensive research using primary source material. Includes a bonus PDF of timelines, writings, and a bibliography. ***Please contact Member Services for additional documents***

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Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed

Author: John F. Ross Narrator: Edward Herrmann Release Date: 01/05/2014

The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying ace At the turn of the twentieth century two new technologies the car and airplane took the nation's imagination by storm as they burst, like comets, into American life. The brave souls that leaped into these dangerous contraptions and pushed them to unexplored extremes became new American heroes: the race car driver and the flying ace. No individual did more to create and intensify these raw new roles than the tall, gangly Eddie Rickenbacker, who defied death over and over with such courage and pluck that a generation of Americans came to know his face better than the president's. The son of poor, German-speaking Swiss immigrants in Columbus, Ohio, Rickenbacker overcame the specter of his father's violent death, a debilitating handicap, and, later, accusations of being a German spy, to become the American military ace of aces in World War I and a Medal of Honor recipient. He and his high-spirited, all-too-short-lived pilot comrades, created a new kind of aviation warfare, as they pushed their machines to the edge of destruction and often over it without parachutes, radios, or radar. Enduring Courage is the electrifying story of the beginning of America's love affair with speed and how one man above all the rest showed a nation the way forward. No simple daredevil, he was an innovator on the racetrack, a skilled aerial dualist and squadron commander, and founder of Eastern Air Lines. Decades after his heroics against the Red Baron's Flying Circus, he again showed a war-weary nation what it took to survive against nearly insurmountable odds when he and seven others endured a harrowing three-week ordeal adrift without food or water in the Pacific during World War II. For the first time, Enduring Courage peels back the layers of hero to reveal the man himself. With impeccable research and a gripping narrative, John F. Ross tells the unforgettable story of a man who pushed the limits of speed, endurance and courage and emerged as an American legend.

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The Last Days of Jesus: His Life and Times

The Last Days of Jesus: His Life and Times

Author: Bill O'Reilly Narrator: Edward Hermann, Edward Herrmann Release Date: 01/04/2014

Packed with fascinating details, this fast-paced narrative will transport readers back in time. In an exploration of the political and social landscape at the time of Jesus's life, Bill O'Reilly takes on the questions surrounding his death. Who was involved in the trial and sentencing of Jesus? What circumstances led to his conviction? What were the motivations in killing Jesus? In the same way that the author gave fresh insight into the lives and times of Lincoln and Kennedy, this is an intimate portrait of the Jesus of history. The Last Days of Jesus is geared toward young readers, and is sure to make kids reconsider the man they thought they knew.

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin Narrator: Edward Herrmann Release Date: 01/11/2013

Doris’s next work is about Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era—a heady, optimistic era when reform was in the air, when the government began for the first time to shed its laissez faire attitude toward the gigantic trusts that were rapidly swallowing up their competitors in one field or another, and when voices were beginning to be raised against the squalid conditions in the immigrant slums and the tenement factories, the unsafe working environments, the diseased foods and fake medicines that flooded an unregulated market. Just as Doris found a fresh approach to FDR by focusing on the relationship between him and Eleanor, and with Lincoln, the president and his rivals, she focuses here on the story of the broken friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, culminating in their running against one another for president in 1912. The story of these two men is not only dramatic; it had significant historical consequences. TR chose Taft as his successor, managed his campaign, and felt as joyous about his victory as if it were his own. TR’s decision to challenge Taft in 1912 destroyed both men’s chances of election, elected Woodrow Wilson, and diminished the progressive wing of the Republican Party. The bully pulpit played a central role in TR’s success and Taft’s failure. It led Goodwin to the muckrakers, a crusading faction of the press, which launched popular exposes of monopolies, political bosses, millionaire senators, fraudulent railroads, unsafe railroads and inflationary tariffs. TR credited it with changing the nation's politics. The muckraking press is portrayed through the celebrated staff at McClure’s magazine. Sam McClure was a larger than life character. The team included Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens and William Allen White, household names captivated by the personality of Teddy Roosevelt and in service to his cause.

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin Narrator: Edward Herrmann Release Date: 01/11/2013

Doris’s next work is about Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Era—a heady, optimistic era when reform was in the air, when the government began for the first time to shed its laissez faire attitude toward the gigantic trusts that were rapidly swallowing up their competitors in one field or another, and when voices were beginning to be raised against the squalid conditions in the immigrant slums and the tenement factories, the unsafe working environments, the diseased foods and fake medicines that flooded an unregulated market. Just as Doris found a fresh approach to FDR by focusing on the relationship between him and Eleanor, and with Lincoln, the president and his rivals, she focuses here on the story of the broken friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, culminating in their running against one another for president in 1912. The story of these two men is not only dramatic; it had significant historical consequences. TR chose Taft as his successor, managed his campaign, and felt as joyous about his victory as if it were his own. TR’s decision to challenge Taft in 1912 destroyed both men’s chances of election, elected Woodrow Wilson, and diminished the progressive wing of the Republican Party. The bully pulpit played a central role in TR’s success and Taft’s failure. It led Goodwin to the muckrakers, a crusading faction of the press, which launched popular exposes of monopolies, political bosses, millionaire senators, fraudulent railroads, unsafe railroads and inflationary tariffs. TR credited it with changing the nation's politics. The muckraking press is portrayed through the celebrated staff at McClure’s magazine. Sam McClure was a larger than life character. The team included Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens and William Allen White, household names captivated by the personality of Teddy Roosevelt and in service to his cause.

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Heart: An American Medical Odyssey

Heart: An American Medical Odyssey

Author: Dick Cheney, Jonathan Reiner Narrator: Edward Herrmann, Jeremy Bobb, Jonathan Reiner Release Date: 01/10/2013

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his longtime cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, share the story of Cheney's thirty-five-year battle with heart disease-providing insight into the incredible medical breakthroughs that have changed cardiac care over the last four decades. For almost as long as he served at the highest levels of government and business, Dick Cheney has been one of the most well known cardiac patients in the world. When he suffered his first heart attack in 1978, Cheney received essentially the same treatment as President Eisenhower did after his heart attack in 1955. Since then, coronary care has undergone revolutionary changes. The story of these changes is told through the chronicle of Cheney's own heart disease and the treatments he received.In Heart, for the first time ever, Dick Cheney shares the very personal story of his health struggles. Heart traces the history of cardiology over the past forty years through the alternating narratives of Cheney and his longtime cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Reiner. In their voices, listeners will learn about Cheney's personal experiences, get a glimpse into the all-important doctor-patient relationship, and learn about the cutting-edge science that has radically changed the way we think about and treat the disease. By revealing the intimate details behind his five heart attacks and most recently, his heart transplant, Cheney offers hope to the millions struggling with cardiovascular disease around the world.

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