Special Agent [Audiobook]
29 June 2012, 16:04
Random House Audio | 2001 | ISBN: 0375416471 | MP3@192 kbps | ~ 6 hrs | 502.04 MB
Listerners may well find themselves looking nervously over their shoulders after finishing this memoir by Candice DeLong, who met a lot of Hannibal Lecter's soul mates during her 20 years as an FBI agent. An early practitioner of profiling, the analysis of crime data for what it reveals about the perpetrator, DeLong handled such ugly cases that she and her partner at one point were known as "the Gruesome Twosome." Her arrests included child molesters, rapists, and serial killers; among the book's useful features are her tips on what to do if you or your child is attacked. (Yell "Fire!" rather than "Help!" she advises; it attracts more attention.) Not that human nature's darker side was a surprise to DeLong, who came to the FBI from a job as head nurse in a maximum security psychiatric ward, where a violent paranoid schizophrenic crooned at her, "You better pray I never get out of these [restraints]. I could cut your head off. Or do you want me to tear your heart out?" The frank, conversational text ably captures the forceful personality of a female pioneer. The bureau had only been accepting women for eight years when DeLong joined in 1980, and her training at Quantico included brutal harassment by instructors determined to "wash out" any female applicant. Yet she had the toughness to survive and the good sense to know when to ignore her male colleagues' barbed jokes and when to kid them right back. Ultimately, she made friends and got ahead. As well as chronicling a stream of fascinating (and often deeply disturbing) high-profile cases such as the Unabomber, DeLong's narrative portrays a changing FBI, now valuing the special perspective contributed by female and African American agents it once scorned.
Ghost in the Wires [Audiobook]
29 June 2012, 15:46
BS Audio | 2011 | ISBN: 1441793747 | MP3@64 kbps | 14 hrs 01 min | 379.12 Mb
Kevin Mitnick, the world's most wanted computer hacker, managed to hack into some of the country's most powerful--and seemingly impenetrable--agencies and companies. By conning employees into giving him private information and maneuvering through layers of security, he gained access to data that no one else could.
The suspenseful heart of the book unfolds as Mitnick disappears on a three-year run from the FBI. He creates fake identities, finds jobs at a law firm and hospital, and keeps tabs on his myriad pursuers--all while continuing to hack into computer systems and phone company switches that were considered flawless.
A modern, technology-driven adventure story, Ghost in the Wires is a dramatic account of the joy of outsmarting security programs, the satisfaction of code cracking, and the thrill of unbelievable escape.
War of the Worldviews: Science Vs. Spirituality [Audiobook]
29 June 2012, 15:34
Random House Audio | 2011 | ISBN: 030793425X | MP3@320 kbps | 9 hrs 46 mins | 1.3 GB
Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on "the future of God," one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist. This remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and the contentious - but respectful - clash of worldviews that grew along with their friendship.
In War of the Worldviews these two great thinkers battle over the cosmos, evolution and life, the human brain, and God, probing the fundamental questions that define the human experience.
• How did the universe emerge?
• What is the nature of time?
• What is life?
• Did Darwin go wrong?
• What makes us human?
• What is the connection between mind and brain?
• Is God an illusion?
This extraordinary book will fascinate millions of readers of science and spirituality alike, as well as anyone who has ever asked themselves, What does it mean that I am alive?
The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women [Audiobook]
29 June 2012, 15:21
AudioGO | 2012 | English | ISBN: 1609987780 | MP3 VBR V8 | 10 hrs 04 mins | 209.66 MB
Popular creative coach Gail McMeekin, author of the best-selling The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women, offers a wealth of advice for the specific challenges creative women face today: thinking too small, underestimating the need for change, fearing the future, and lacking self-confidence. McMeekin combines interviews with some of today's most successful women and her own proven success strategies to help readers transcend their "blocks" and achieve success.
Women will discover how to:
• Dismantle limiting beliefs
• Take positive, calculated risks
• Make career changes fueled by passion and purpose
• "Filter and Focus" to give their creative ideas time and space to evolve
As in her previous book, this audiobook contains real-life examples of how creative women entrepreneurs and business leaders have used these strategies for success. Discover what's possible when you follow your heart and honor your gifts!
You Staying Young [Audiobook]
29 June 2012, 15:09
Simon & Sc-ter Audio | 2007 | ISBN: 0743569385 | MP3@96 kbps | 5 hrs 20 mins | 220.3 Mb
In their newest in the You series, physicians Oz and Roizen and a supporting cast of contributors explain why the body ages and how readers can become anatomical puppeteers, mastering their genes, bad habits, environmental pollution and stress while igniting the body's ability to stay fit, strong and healthy. According to the authors, avoiding such major causes of death as cancer and heart disease increases life expectancy by only just under a decade. With their talent for creating vivid, humorous images (amplified by cartoon drawings), they describe 14 major agers and how readers can use what is known about telomeres (which look like the plastic ends of shoelaces), mitochondria (the body's energy powerhouses) and other components of body functioning to repair and rejuvenate cells. While the hefty amount of detailed information might seem overwhelming, the suggestions in the authors' tool box are straightforward and, frequently, simple: walking a half hour each day; consistently getting enough sleep; relieving stress with yoga, meditation and chi gong; removing toxins from the home; and avoiding accidents, for example. Perhaps most simple—and surprising—is their claim that one of the best predictors of aging is your perception of your own health. With the facts and tools laid out here, readers will be able to articulate, challenge and change those perceptions through positive action.
Fifty Shades of Grey [Audiobook]
29 June 2012, 14:54
Random House Audio | 2012 | ISBN: 0385360169 | MP3 VBR | 19 hrs 47 mins | 682.49 MB
Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana's quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too - but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of his success - multinational businesses, vast wealth, a loving family - Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey's secrets and explores her own dark desires.
The Eye Care Revolution [Audiobook]
29 June 2012, 14:37
BS Audiobooks | 2003 | ISBN: 0786123265 | MP3@64 kbps | 18 hrs 46 mins | 513.28 Mb
Dr. Abels book brings a wealth of information on how to prevent and sometimes reverse common eye problems like cataract, macular degeneration, glaucoma and others. Losing vision can be one of the most frightening of experiences. Few people realize that 13 million people lose their eyesight from macular degeneration, and their ophthalmologists tell them nothing can be done except laser surgery.
I have known Dr. Abel personally for over 10 years, and I have seen with my own eyes a young girl of 18 facing blindness who now can now drive, and another woman with glaucoma resistent to eye drops have her eye pressures go down to safe ranges. I know for a fact that Dr. Abel has flown to India to perform free eye surgery in remote villages, helped found the first eye banks in several third world countries, and is not afraid to get down on the floor to show young children how much fun it is to put in eye drops. That is the man. Dr. Abel is an encyclopedia of useful medical wisdom, and his book is a true reflection of his knowledge-based desire to prevent blindness no matter what. - By Alan Tillotson
White Apples [Audiobook]
29 June 2012, 14:19
Neil Gaiman Presents | 2012 | ASIN: B0076QZK4C | MP3@128 kbps | 10 hrs 36 mins | 579.52 MB
Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), worked with the book's author to cast the narrator and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents.
A few words from Neil on White Apples: "In his performance, Victor Bevine manages to convey three aspects of Vincent's personality: the womanizing hedonist he was in life, the now-dead fellow trying to control his rising panic who realizes his one-night-stand knows today is his mother's birthday; and, ultimately, the loving, heroic family man who undertakes a big task for the sake of his unborn son and - incidentally - the rest of humanity. That's a tall order for any narrator, but I wasn't surprised when the accomplished actor Victor Bevine made the character come alive."
Vincent Ettrich, a genial philanderer, discovers he has died and come back to life, but he has no idea why, or what the experience was like. Gradually, he discovers he was brought back by his true love, Isabelle, because she is pregnant with their child - a child who, if raised correctly, will play a crucial role in saving the universe.
But to be brought up right, the child must learn what Vincent learned on the other side - if only Vincent can remember it. On a father's love and struggle may depend the future of everything that is.
By turns quirky, romantic, awesome, and irresistible, White Apples is a tale of love, fatherhood, death, and life that will leave you seeing the world with new eyes.
The Economist Audio Edition [June 30th - July 6th, 2012]
29 June 2012, 09:43
English | MP3@48 kbps | 7 hrs 17 mins | 181.2 Mb
The audio edition contains word-for-word recordings of all articles published in The Economist, read by professional broadcasters and actors. It is ideal for anyone who wants to listen to articles while travelling, exercising or just relaxing.
The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by "The Economist Newspaper Ltd" and edited in London. It has been in continuous publication since James Wilson established it in September 1843. As of summer 2007, its average circulation topped 1.2 million copies a week, about half of which are sold in North America. Consequently it is often seen as a transatlantic (as opposed to solely British) news source.
Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire [Audiobook]
29 June 2012, 06:52
Random House Audio | 2002 | ISBN: 0553528831 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 39 mins | 155.51 MB
Seldom has the netherworld of the Mafia been revealed with such fascinating detail and sheer suspense. Like the classics of the genre - from The Godfather to The French Connection to Wise Guy - Takedown leads us to the inner ring of a conspiracy of corruption and terror that held New York City in its grip for nearly 50 years.
Rick Cowan was a young NYPD detective in 1992 when he dropped by a Brooklyn waterfront warehouse to investigate a recent firebombing - only one in a string of interviews he considered routine. But what he found there was far from routine, for it would take him on a five-year odyssey and nearly cost him his life. In fact, he had stumbled on the lead of a lifetime - the suspicion that he might unearth the hard evidence police and federal agencies alike had been chasing for decades: the proof of collusion among the mob families to extort billions from the nation's most influential corporations that call New York their home.
Featuring eccentric, larger-than-life New York characters and an undercover cop on the brink of being discovered - and murdered - at every step, Takedown is a riveting real-life procedural and one of the most important investigative books of its time.