There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir [Audiobook]

There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir [Audiobook]
There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir [Audiobook] by Casey Gerald, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 13 hours and 33 minutes | 372.52MB

The testament of a boy and a generation who came of age as the world came apart - a generation searching for a new way to live.

Casey Gerald comes to our fractured times as a uniquely visionary witness whose life has spanned seemingly unbridgeable divides. His story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church to see which of them will be carried off. His beautiful, fragile mother disappears frequently and mysteriously; for a brief idyll, he and his sister live like Boxcar Children on her disability checks. When Casey - following in the footsteps of his father, a gridiron legend who literally broke his back for the team - is recruited to play football at Yale, he enters a world he's never dreamed of, the anteroom to secret societies and success on Wall Street, in Washington, and beyond. But even as he attains the inner sanctums of power, Casey sees how the world crushes those who live at its margins. He sees how the elite perpetuate the salvation stories that keep others from rising. And he sees, most painfully, how his own ascension is part of the scheme.

There Will Be No Miracles Here has the arc of a classic rags-to-riches tale, but it stands the American Dream narrative on its head. If to live as we are is destroying us, it asks, what would it mean to truly live? Intense, incantatory, shot through with sly humor and quiet fury, There Will Be No Miracles Here inspires us to question - even shatter - and reimagine our most cherished myths.

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals [Audiobook]

How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals [Audiobook]
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals [Audiobook] by Sy Montgomery, read by the Author
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 3 hours and 42 minutes | 100.9MB

Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets.

This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals - Sy's friends - and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.

Beastie Boys Book [Audiobook]

Beastie Boys Book [Audiobook]
Beastie Boys Book [Audiobook] by Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, read by full cast
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hours and 41 minutes | 346.0MB

A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, an audiobook as unique as the band itself.

Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "ADROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers. For more than 30 years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.

With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir, featuring a collection of voices reminiscent of your favorite mixtape.

Photo Credit 1987 Lynn Goldsmith

Audiobook cast Includes:

  • Steve Buscemi
  • Ada Calhoun
  • Bobby Cannavale
  • Exene Cervenka
  • Roy Choi
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Elvis Costello
  • Chuck D
  • Nadia Dajani
  • Michael Diamond
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Will Ferrell
  • Crosby Fitzgerald
  • Randy Gardner
  • Kim Gordon
  • Josh Hamilton
  • Adam Horovitz
  • LL Cool J
  • Spike Jonze
  • Pat Kiernan
  • Talib Kweli
  • Dave Macklovitch
  • Rachel Maddow
  • Tim Meadows
  • Bette Midler
  • Mix Master Mike
  • Nas
  • Yoshimi O
  • Rosie Perez
  • Amy Poehler
  • Kelly Reichardt
  • John C. Reilly
  • Ian Rogers
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Rev Run
  • Luc Sante
  • Kate Schellenbach
  • MC Serch
  • Chloe Sevigny
  • Jon Stewart
  • Ben Stiller
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Jeff Tweedy
  • Philippe Zdar
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