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Audiobooks Narrated by Kelly Burke

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  1. The Burpee Bears The Burpee Bears
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  2. How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters
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  3. The Christmas Carrolls The Christmas Carrolls
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  4. The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs
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  5. The Miracle on Ebenezer Street The Miracle on Ebenezer Street
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  6. Father Christmas's Fake Beard Father Christmas's Fake Beard
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  7. The Midnight Guardians The Midnight Guardians
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  8. The Boy Who Made the World Disappear The Boy Who Made the World Disappear
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  9. The Fowl Twins The Fowl Twins
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  10. When The World Was Ours When The World Was Ours
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American Afterlives: Reinventing Death in the Twenty-First Century

American Afterlives: Reinventing Death in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Shannon Lee Dawdy Narrator: Kelly Burke Release Date: 01/10/2021

This audiobook narrated by Kelly Burke takes listeners on a mesmerizing trip across America to investigate the changing face of death in contemporary life Death in the United States is undergoing a quiet revolution. You can have your body frozen, dissected, composted, dissolved, or tanned. Your family can incorporate your remains into jewelry, shotgun shells, paperweights, and artwork. Cremations have more than doubled, and DIY home funerals and green burials are on the rise. American Afterlives is Shannon Lee Dawdy’s lyrical and compassionate account of changing death practices in America as people face their own mortality and search for a different kind of afterlife. As an anthropologist and archaeologist, Dawdy knows that how a society treats its dead yields powerful clues about its beliefs and values. As someone who has experienced loss herself, she knows there is no way to tell this story without also reexamining her own views about death and dying. In this meditative and gently humorous book, Dawdy embarks on a transformative journey across the United States, talking to funeral directors, death-care entrepreneurs, designers, cemetery owners, death doulas, and ordinary people from all walks of life. What she discovers is that, by reinventing death, Americans are reworking their ideas about personhood, ritual, and connection across generations. She also confronts the seeming contradiction that American death is becoming at the same time more materialistic and more spiritual. Written in conjunction with a documentary film project, American Afterlives features images by cinematographer Daniel Zox that provide their own testament to our rapidly changing attitudes toward death and the afterlife.

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Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right

Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right

Author: Cynthia Miller-Idriss Narrator: Kelly Burke Release Date: 01/05/2021

This audiobook narrated by Kelly Burke reveals the unexpected places where violent hate groups recruit young people Hate crimes. Misinformation and conspiracy theories. Foiled white-supremacist plots. The signs of growing far-right extremism are all around us, and communities across America and around the globe are struggling to understand how so many people are being radicalized and why they are increasingly attracted to violent movements. Hate in the Homeland shows how tomorrow's far-right nationalists are being recruited in surprising places, from college campuses and mixed martial arts gyms to clothing stores, online gaming chat rooms, and YouTube cooking channels. Instead of focusing on the how and why of far-right radicalization, Cynthia Miller-Idriss seeks answers in the physical and virtual spaces where hate is cultivated. Where does the far right do its recruiting? When do young people encounter extremist messaging in their everyday lives? Miller-Idriss shows how far-right groups are swelling their ranks and developing their cultural, intellectual, and financial capacities in a variety of mainstream settings. She demonstrates how young people on the margins of our communities are targeted in these settings, and how the path to radicalization is a nuanced process of moving in and out of far-right scenes throughout adolescence and adulthood. Hate in the Homeland is essential for understanding the tactics and underlying ideas of modern far-right extremism. This eye-opening book takes readers into the mainstream places and spaces where today's far right is engaging and ensnaring young people, and reveals innovative strategies we can use to combat extremist radicalization.

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The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection

The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection

Author: Susan M. Johnson Narrator: Kelly Burke Release Date: 01/12/2020

Since its original publication in 1996, this volume has been a helpful guide to therapists in the practice of emotionally focused therapy. This second edition addresses the many changes in the field of couples therapy, including updated research results linked to clinical intervention and new information on using EFT to address depression and PTSD. A new section covers the growth of couples therapy as a field and its overall relevance to the mental health field, accompanied by coverage of how recent research into the nature of marital distress is consonant with EFT. Other new features are a section on EFT and feminism, as well as a section on cultural competence for the EFT therapist. Written by a leading authority on emotionally focused couples and marital therapy, this second edition is an up-to-date reference on all aspects of EFT and its uses for mental health professionals.

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Sex and Social Media

Sex and Social Media

Author: Emily Van Der Nagel, Katrin Tiidenberg Narrator: Kelly Burke Release Date: 01/07/2020

Sex is not only on social media, but social media shapes how we do and think about sex. What practices, norms, anxieties and identities arise when the two intersect? Based on years of research on various sexual social media practices on different platforms Sex and Social Media offers a curious reader an academically informed yet accessible discussion of the nuances of sexual social media and socially mediated sex. The book opens up a much-needed discussion around how social media – as both technology and a corporate service - shapes how we perceive and practice sex today.

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Guns on the Internet: Online Gun Communities, First Amendment Protections, and the Search for Common

Guns on the Internet: Online Gun Communities, First Amendment Protections, and the Search for Common

Author: Connie Hassett-Walker Narrator: Kelly Burke Release Date: 01/07/2020

Gun rights and control are well-trodden subjects, with prior work supporting the right of citizens to own firearms, discussing the failure of gun control efforts, or warning about or exhorting citizen gun ownership, among other things. Although social media in their many forms have only come to dominate modern U.S. life during the past decade, there has been little academic exploration of gun owner communities on the Internet and social media. How do gun owners use social media? How do they meet other gun owners online? What do they talk about as relates to guns? With a massive and well-organized collection of support material, Guns on the Internet faces these questions with an unbiased approach that seeks a foundation for mutual understanding.

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Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

Author: Gail Palmer, James Furrow, Ph.D. Narrator: Kelly Burke Release Date: 01/01/2020

'Emotionally Focused Family Therapy is the definitive manual for applying the effectiveness of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to the complexities of family life. The book sets out a theoretical framework for mental health professionals to enhance their conceptualization of family dynamics, considering a broad range of presenting problems and family groups. The first section applies EFT theory and principles to the practice of family therapy. The second section explicates the process of EFT and examines the interventions associated with the EFT approach to families. In the final section, the authors provide case examples of emotionally focused family therapy (EFFT) practice, with chapters on traumatic loss, stepfamilies, externalizing disorders, and internalizing disorders. Integrating up-to-date research with clinical transcripts and case examples throughout, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy is a must-read for therapists looking to promote the development and renewal of family relationships using the principles of EFT.'

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Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over

Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over

Author: Janja Lalich, Karla Mclaren Narrator: Kelly Burke Release Date: 01/12/2019

'We think of cults as bizarre, inexplicable, or otherworldly places that only strange people inhabit, but cults and other abusive and high-demand groups (and relationships) are actually quite commonplace. In fact, the behaviors, social pressures, and authoritarian structures that create cults exist to a greater or lesser extent in every human relationship and every human group. In the first in-depth research of its kind, the author interviewed sixty-five people who were born in or grew up in thirty-nine different cultic groups spanning more than a dozen countries. What's especially interesting about these individuals is that they each left the cult on their own, without outside help or internal support. In Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over, the authors craft Lalich's original and groundbreaking research into an accessible and engaging book, the first of its kind focusing on this particular population. '

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My Sister is Missing

My Sister is Missing

Author: Carissa Ann Lynch Narrator: Kelly Burke Release Date: 01/11/2019

"Reminiscent of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects' Christina Kaye, award-winning author of Presumed Dead Now a USA Today besteller! A twenty-year-old local mystery that has never been solved. A bone-chilling VHS tape depicting a horrific crime. Neighbors with something to hide. And a sister who is missing. Emily has to find out the truth. But is her sister Madeline the victim...or the one to blame? A creepy and chilling thriller that you won't be able to put down. MY SISTER IS MISSING is the most gripping read of 2019. Readers can't get enough of this book: 'An unnerving, creepy, hair-raising novel, one that will have readers sleeping with one eye open' David Bell, USA Today bestselling author of LAYOVER 'Lynch has a knack for storytelling that not only captivates, but leaves one aching for the next page' Bradon Nave, USA Today bestselling author 'A craftsman of the novel world. This book is a fine example of why reading is the perfect form of escapism. Edge of your seat thriller action' 5* Karen Whittard, Netgalley 'Had me on the edge of my seat' 5* Tracy Cavanah, Netgalley 'The most gripping novel with the perfect amount of mystery and thrill...the ending is great!' 5* Cloud of Thoughts Blog 'A well-written, fast-paced thriller that is packed full of twists and turns, mystery and suspense. I was hooked from the very first page ... Worth far more than five stars' Nicki's Life of Crime Blog 'Takes a heavily used plot line and puts a fresh spin on it' Rosemary Smith, Netgalley 'Gritty, engrossing, and impossible to put down it will haunt you for a long time after the last page is turned' Ellie Midwood, international bestselling author of the Indigo Rebels series.  'The thriller of 2019!' - Chelsi Davis, author of Domestic Disturbance

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Why Trust Science?

Why Trust Science?

Author: Naomi Oreskes Narrator: John Chancer, Kelly Burke, Kerry Shale, Nancy Crane, Richard Lyddon Release Date: 01/10/2019

Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthy Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should we trust science when our own politicians don't? In this landmark book, Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength-and the greatest reason we can trust it. Tracing the history and philosophy of science from the late nineteenth century to today, Oreskes explains that, contrary to popular belief, there is no single scientific method. Rather, the trustworthiness of scientific claims derives from the social process by which they are rigorously vetted. This process is not perfect-nothing ever is when humans are involved-but she draws vital lessons from cases where scientists got it wrong. Oreskes shows how consensus is a crucial indicator of when a scientific matter has been settled, and when the knowledge produced is likely to be trustworthy. Based on the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Princeton University, this timely and provocative book features critical responses by climate experts Ottmar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch, political scientist Jon Krosnick, philosopher of science Marc Lange, and science historian Susan Lindee, as well as a foreword by political theorist Stephen Macedo.

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The Preacher's Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities

The Preacher's Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities

Author: Kate Bowler Narrator: Kelly Burke Release Date: 01/10/2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved, a fascinating look at the world of Christian women celebrities Since the 1970s, an important new figure has appeared on the center stage of American evangelicalism-the celebrity preacher's wife. Although most evangelical traditions bar women from ordained ministry, many women have carved out unofficial positions of power in their husbands' spiritual empires or their own ministries. The biggest stars-such as Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, and Victoria Osteen-write bestselling books, grab high ratings on Christian television, and even preach. In this engaging book, Kate Bowler, an acclaimed historian of religion and the author of the bestselling memoir Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved, offers a sympathetic and revealing portrait of megachurch women celebrities, showing how they must balance the demands of celebrity culture and conservative, male-dominated faiths. Whether standing alone or next to their husbands, the leading women of megaministry play many parts: the preacher, the homemaker, the talent, the counselor, and the beauty. Boxed in by the high expectations of modern Christian womanhood, they follow and occasionally subvert the visible and invisible rules that govern the lives of evangelical women, earning handsome rewards or incurring harsh penalties. They must be pretty, but not immodest; exemplary, but not fake; vulnerable to sin, but not deviant. And black celebrity preachers' wives carry a special burden of respectability. But despite their influence and wealth, these women are denied the most important symbol of spiritual power-the pulpit. The story of women who most often started off as somebody's wife and ended up as everyone's almost-pastor, The Preacher's Wife is a compelling account of women's search for spiritual authority in the age of celebrity.

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Among Sand and Sunrise

Among Sand and Sunrise

Author: Stacy Henrie Narrator: Kelly Burke Release Date: 01/10/2019

After three failed seasons, American heiress Syble Rinecroft is more than ready to move forward to a life of independence and adventure. And what better way to begin than by taking a trip to Egypt with her grandmother and her band of widowed friends to find a hidden tomb? There's only one catch: the archaeologist the widows insist on employing is none other than the irritating Marcus Brandt whom Syble met years ago on another trip to Egypt. If Syble has any hope of finding the tomb and being known for something other than being too vivacious to make anyone a suitable wife, she'll have to learn to work with Marcus. British archaeologist Marcus Brandt has only ever wanted one thing-a discovery in Egypt that will bring him the acclaim that has eluded his career. Such a thing will surely be found in the tomb he is presently clearing. So when his wealthy patroness and her friends, including Marcus's grandmother, seek his help in finding a hidden tomb, he's reluctant to agree to the new dig-especially when it involves daily interaction with Syble Rinecroft, the annoying girl he met eight years ago. Compelled to do the dig for different reasons, Syble and Marcus finally agree to work together, in spite of their opposite approaches to life. As the days pass, though, they discover there may be more to each other and their growing friendship than either expected to find.

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Beneath an Italian Sky

Beneath an Italian Sky

Author: Stacy Henrie Narrator: Kelly Burke Release Date: 01/04/2019

American heiress Clare Herschel made what she hoped was a love match when she married the handsome, witty Emmett Markham, the Earl of Linwood. A little over a year into her marriage though, she finds herself wintering in Sicily-alone. She is sure the mild climate is the answer to avoiding another miscarriage and Emmett's apparent indifference, so she's determined to remain in Italy as long as possible. The last person she expects to show up at the villa is her husband, especially when Emmett confesses he's there to convince her to return to England. As the only surviving son of a marquess, Emmett has done everything his father has asked of him-even agreeing to run for a seat in the House of Commons. However, this latest task comes with a nearly impossible caveat. He must convince his wife Clare to come back to England with him in order for them to appear to be a happy couple for his political campaigning. Emmett isn't confident Clare will agree to the plan though, not when she seems to want nothing to do with him or the life they'd begun building before she abruptly left him for Italy. When a massive earthquake strikes Messina, Sicily, claiming the lives of thousands, Clare and Emmett must set aside their mutual misgivings about their marriage in order to survive and lend a helping hand to others. But in the wake of the destruction, they begin to realize they've been given a chance to decide if their love is stronger than the upheavals of the past.

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