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Audiobooks Narrated by John Lescault

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  1. The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List
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  2. Once Upon a Crime Once Upon a Crime
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  3. The Good Bear The Good Bear
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  4. DK Life Stories Black History Month DK Life Stories Black History Month
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  5. The Secret Garden The Secret Garden
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  6. A Boy Called Christmas A Boy Called Christmas
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  7. Christmas Stories & Poems Christmas Stories & Poems
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  8. Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body Kay's Marvellous Medicine: A Gross and Gruesome History of the Human Body
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  9. The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale
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  10. Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Stories
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Genesis: An Expositional Commentary, Vol. 1: Genesis 1-11

Genesis: An Expositional Commentary, Vol. 1: Genesis 1-11

Author: James Montgomery Boice Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/11/2021

What can we gain from studying the book of Genesis? According to James Montgomery Boice, starting at the beginning of everything causes us to think about God and to understand ourselves as fallen yet redeemable. This knowledge not only deepens our understanding of the Christian faith but also enhances our ability to impart the gospel's truth to a world desperately in need of it. This first volume on the book of Genesis, exploring chapters 1-11, shows how the story of redemption-essentially all of Scripture-has no significance apart from the story of creation and fall. These first eleven chapters of Genesis establish the relationship of God to the cosmos and to all peoples of the earth. Topics covered in Volume 1 include: In the Beginning (1:1) Is the Fall a Fact? (3:1-6) Only Evil All the Time (6:5-8) The God Who Remembers (8:1-19) The Test of Human Government (9:1-7) The Tower of Babel (11:1-9)

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Hollyweird Science: From Quantum Quirks to the Multiverse

Hollyweird Science: From Quantum Quirks to the Multiverse

Author: Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/11/2021

Lighthearted, quirky, and upbeat, this audiobook explores the portrayal of science and technology on both the big and little screen-and how Hollywood is actually doing a better job of getting it right than ever before. Grounded in the real-word, and often cutting-edge, science and technology that inspires fictional science, the authors survey Hollywood depictions of topics such as quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and alien worlds. Including material from interviews with over two dozen writers, producers, and directors of acclaimed science-themed productions-as well as scientists, science fiction authors, and science advisors-Hollyweird Science examines screen science fiction from the sometimes-conflicting vantage points of storytellers, researchers, and viewers. Including a foreword by Eureka cocreator and executive producer Jaime Paglia, and an afterword by astronomer and science fiction author Michael Brotherton, PhD, this audiobook is accessible to all listeners from the layperson to the armchair expert to the professional scientist, and will delight all of them equally.

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Ephesians: An Expositional Commentary

Ephesians: An Expositional Commentary

Author: James Montgomery Boice Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/10/2021

According to James Montgomery Boice, Paul's great letter to the Ephesians is "a minicourse in theology, centered on the church." Writing to the church in a city much like modern-day New York, Paul laid out his mature vision of the Christian faith's central elements. The apostle set these fundamental doctrines in the context of the church as the body of Christ. In this compelling commentary, Boice presents the message of Paul with great depth and clarity. The author proclaims the profound yet simple gospel once delivered to the church in Ephesus and effectively applies it to the modern church. Writes Boice: "There is no denying that Ephesians is deeply appealing, perhaps precisely because...it presents the basic doctrines of Christianity comprehensively, clearly, practically, and winsomely." With this helpful, thoughtful commentary as your guide, you are invited to discover the appeal of Ephesians for yourself.

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Hollyweird Science: The Next Generation: From Spaceships to Microchips

Hollyweird Science: The Next Generation: From Spaceships to Microchips

Author: Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/10/2021

Informative, entertaining, and upbeat, this audiobook continues Grazier's and Cass's exploration of how technology, science, and scientists are portrayed in Hollywood productions. Both big and small-screen productions are featured and their science content illuminated-first by the authors and subsequently by a range of experts from science and the film world. Starring roles in this volume are played by, among other things, computers (human and mechanical), artificial intelligences, robots, and spacecraft. Interviews with writers, producers, and directors of acclaimed science-themed films stand side by side with the perspectives of scientists, science fiction authors, and science advisors. The result is a stimulating and informative listening experience for the layperson and professional scientist or engineer alike. The audiobook begins with a foreword by Zack Stentz, who cowrote X-Men: First Class and Thor, and was a writer/producer on CW's The Flash.

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Time Machine Tales: The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel

Time Machine Tales: The Science Fiction Adventures and Philosophical Puzzles of Time Travel

Author: Paul J. Nahin Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/10/2021

This audiobook contains a broad overview of time travel in science fiction, along with a detailed examination of the philosophical implications of time travel. The emphasis of this book is now on the philosophical and on science fiction, rather than on physics, as in the author's earlier books on the subject. In that spirit there are, for example, no tech notes filled with algebra, integrals, and differential equations, as there are in the first and second editions of Time Machines. Writing about time travel is, today, a respectable business. It hasn't always been so. After all, time travel, prima facie, appears to violate a fundamental law of nature; every effect has a cause, with the cause occurring before the effect. Time travel to the past, however, seems to allow, indeed to demand, backwards causation, with an effect (the time traveler emerging into the past as he exits from his time machine) occurring before its cause (the time traveler pushing the start button on his machine's control panel to start his trip backward through time). Time Machine Tales includes new discussions of the advances by physicists and philosophers that have appeared since the publication of Time Machines in 1999, examples of which are the chapters on time travel paradoxes. Those chapters have been brought up to date with the latest philosophical thinking on the paradoxes.

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Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination: Visions, Minds, Ethics

Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination: Visions, Minds, Ethics

Author: Russell Blackford Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/08/2021

In this highly original audiobook, Russell Blackford discusses the intersection of science fiction and humanity's moral imagination. With the rise of science and technology in the nineteenth century, and our continually improving understanding of the cosmos, writers and thinkers soon began to imagine futures greatly different from the present. Science fiction was born out of the realization that future technoscientific advances could dramatically change the world. Along with the developments described in modern science fiction-space societies, conscious machines, and upgraded human bodies, to name but a few-come a new set of ethical challenges and new forms of ethics. Blackford identifies these issues and their reflection in science fiction. This fascinating audiobook will appeal to anyone with an interest in philosophy or science fiction, or in how they interact.

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A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza's Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age

A Book Forged in Hell: Spinoza's Scandalous Treatise and the Birth of the Secular Age

Author: Steven Nadler Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/07/2021

The story of one of the most important-and incendiary-books in Western history When it appeared in 1670, Baruch Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was denounced as the most dangerous book ever published-"godless," "full of abominations," "a book forged in hell ... by the devil himself." Religious and secular authorities saw it as a threat to faith, social and political harmony, and everyday morality, and its author was almost universally regarded as a religious subversive and political radical who sought to spread atheism throughout Europe. Yet Spinoza's book has contributed as much as the Declaration of Independence or Thomas Paine's Common Sense to modern liberal, secular, and democratic thinking. In A Book Forged in Hell, Steven Nadler tells the fascinating story of this extraordinary book: its radical claims and their background in the philosophical, religious, and political tensions of the Dutch Golden Age, as well as the vitriolic reaction these ideas inspired. It is not hard to see why Spinoza's Treatise was so important or so controversial or why the uproar it caused is one of the most significant events in European intellectual history. In the book, Spinoza became the first to argue that the Bible is not literally the word of God but rather a work of human literature; that true religion has nothing to do with theology, liturgical ceremonies, or sectarian dogma; and that religious authorities should have no role in governing a modern state. He also denied the reality of miracles and divine providence, reinterpreted the nature of prophecy, and made an eloquent plea for toleration and democracy. A vivid story of incendiary ideas and vicious backlash, A Book Forged in Hell will interest anyone who is curious about the origin of some of our most cherished modern beliefs.

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An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government

An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government

Author: William C. Davis Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/06/2021

In February 1865, the end was clearly in sight for the Confederate government. Lee's defeat at Gettysburg had dashed the hopes of the Confederate army, and Grant's victory at Vicksburg had cut the South in two. An Honorable Defeat is the story of the four months that saw the surrender of the South and the assassination of Lincoln by Southern partisans. It is also the story of two men, antagonists yet political partners, who struggled during this time to achieve their own differing visions for the South: Jefferson Davis, the autocratic president of the Confederate States, who vowed never to surrender whatever the cost; and the practical and warm General John C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War, who hoped pragmatism would save the shattered remnants of the land he loved so dearly. Pulitzer Prize nominee William C. Davis traces the astounding flight of these men, and the entire Confederate cabinet, as they flee south from Richmond by train, then by mule, then on foot. Using original research, he narrates, with dramatic style and clear historical accuracy, the futile quarrels of Davis and Breckinridge as they try to evade bands of Northern pursuers and describes their eventual-and separate-captures. The result is a rich canvas of a time of despair and defeat, a charged tale full of physical adventure and political battle that sweeps from the marble halls of Richmond to a dingy room in a Havana hotel.

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Atomic Bomb Island: Tinian, the Last Stage of the Manhattan Project, and the Dropping of the Atomic

Atomic Bomb Island: Tinian, the Last Stage of the Manhattan Project, and the Dropping of the Atomic

Author: Don A. Farrell Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/04/2021

Atomic Bomb Island tells the story of an elite, top-secret team of sailors, airmen, scientists, technicians, and engineers who came to Tinian in the Marianas in the middle of 1945 to prepare the island for delivery of the atomic bombs then being developed in New Mexico, to finalize the designs of the bombs themselves, and to launch the missions that would unleash hell on Japan. Almost exactly a year before the atomic bombs were dropped, strategically important Tinian was captured by Marines-because it was only 1,500 miles from Japan and its terrain afforded ideal runways from which the new B-29 bombers could pound Japan. In the months that followed, the US turned virtually all of Tinian into a giant airbase, with streets named after those of Manhattan Island-a Marianas city where the bombs could be assembled, the heavily laden B-29s could be launched, and the Manhattan Project scientists could do their last work. Mariana Islands historian Don Farrell has done this story incredible justice for the seventy-fifth anniversary. The book is a thoroughly researched mosaic of the final phase of the Manhattan Project, from the Battle of Tinian and the USS Indianapolis to Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor

Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor

Author: Ward Farnsworth Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/03/2021

Make your writing and speech shine like the sun! Here's the most entertaining and instructive book about enlivening and clarifying communication by comparing one thing to another. Ward Farnsworth provides a wide-ranging, practical tour of metaphors, arranged by theme. He shows how the best writers have put figurative comparisons to distinctive use?for the sake of caricature, to make an abstract idea visible, to make a complicated idea simple. Using hundreds of examples, Farnsworth demonstrates all the different stylistic ways that points can be unforgettably made. There are quotations from novelists, playwrights, philosophers, and orators-along with commentary on how and why they work to bring power to words both in person and and on paper. Writers and speakers, this book will make you a star.

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Farnsworth's Classical English Style

Farnsworth's Classical English Style

Author: Ward Farnsworth Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/02/2021

Say it with style?on paper or in person. This book explains why the best writing sounds that way, with hundreds of examples from Lincoln, Churchill, and other masters of the language. Farnsworth shows how small choices about words, sentences, and paragraphs put force into writing and speech that have stood the test of time. This is must for anyone who wants to speak or write with clear, persuasive, enjoyable, unforgettable style.

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The Deep End: The Literary Scene in the Great Depression and Today

The Deep End: The Literary Scene in the Great Depression and Today

Author: Jason Boog Narrator: John Lescault Release Date: 01/12/2020

It's tough being an author these days, and it's getting harder. A recent Authors Guild survey showed that the median income for all published authors in 2017, based solely on book-related activities, was just over $3,000, down more than 20% from eight years previously. Roughly 25% of authors earned nothing at all. Price cutting by retailers, notably Amazon, has forced publishers to pay their writers less. A stagnant economy, with only the rich seeing significant income increases, has hit writers along with everyone else. But, as Jason Boog shows in a rich mix of history and politics, this is not the first period when writers have struggled to scratch a living. Between accounts of contemporary layoffs and shrinking paychecks for authors and publishing professionals are stories from the 1930s when writers, hard hit by the Great Depression, fought to create unions and New Deal projects like the Federal Writers Project that helped to put wordsmiths back to work. By revisiting these stories, Boog points the way to how writers today can stand with other progressive forces fighting for economic justice and, in doing so, help save a vital cultural profession under existential threat.

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