How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft [Audiobook]

How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft [Audiobook]
How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft [Audiobook] by Edward Jay Epstein, read by Michael Bybee
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 12 hrs 3 mins | 332.3MB

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become - as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important.

After details of American government surveillance were published in 2013, Edward Snowden, formerly a subcontracted IT analyst for the NSA, became the center of an international controversy: Was he a hero, traitor, whistle-blower, spy? Was his theft legitimized by the nature of the information he exposed? When is it necessary for governmental transparency to give way to subterfuge?

Edward Jay Epstein brings a lifetime of journalistic and investigative acumen to bear on these and other questions, delving into both how our secrets were taken and the man who took them. He makes clear that by outsourcing parts of our security apparatus, the government has made classified information far more vulnerable; how Snowden sought employment precisely where he could most easily gain access to the most sensitive classified material; and how, though he claims to have acted to serve his country, Snowden is treated as a prized intelligence asset in Moscow, his new home.

My Life, My Love, My Legacy [Audiobook]

My Life, My Love, My Legacy [Audiobook]
My Life, My Love, My Legacy [Audiobook] by Coretta Scott King, Barbara Reynolds, read by January LaVoy, Phylicia Rashad
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 14 hrs 20 mins | 395.9MB

The life story of Coretta Scott King - wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, and singular 20th-century American civil rights activist - as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to one of her closest friends.

Born in 1927 to daringly enterprising black parents in the Deep South, Coretta Scott had always felt called to a special purpose. One of the first black scholarship students recruited to Antioch College, a committed pacifist, and a civil rights activist, she was an avowed feminist - a graduate student determined to pursue her own career - when she met Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister insistent that his wife stay home with the children. But in love and devoted to shared Christian beliefs and racial justice goals, she married King, and events promptly thrust her into a maelstrom of history throughout which she was a strategic partner, a standard bearer, a marcher, a negotiator, and a crucial fund-raiser in support of world-changing achievements.

As a widow and single mother of four, while butting heads with the all-male African American leadership of the times, she championed gay rights and AIDS awareness, founded the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, lobbied for 15 years to help pass a bill establishing the US national holiday in honor of her slain husband, and was a powerful international presence, serving as a UN ambassador and playing a key role in Nelson Mandela's election.

Coretta's is a love story, a family saga, and the memoir of an independent-minded black woman in 20th-century America, a brave leader who stood committed, proud, forgiving, nonviolent, and hopeful in the face of terrorism and violent hatred every single day of her life. This program includes archival recordings of Coretta Scott King and is read by Phylicia Rashad and January LaVoy.

The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy [Audiobook]

The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy [Audiobook]
The Shredded Chef: 120 Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean, and Staying Healthy [Audiobook] by Michael Matthews, read by Jeff Justus
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB + AZW3 | 6 hrs 22 mins | 185.98MB

If you want to build a body you can be proud of without starving or depriving yourself of all the foods you actually like…then you want to listen to this book.

What if I told you that just about everything magazines and trainers teach you about dieting is wrong?

What if you could build muscle and lose fat eating naughty foods every week?

What if you didn't have to suffer through low-carb dieting to get lean? In fact, what if you could eat all the carbs you wanted?

In short, what if I told you that proper dieting - whether you want to maximize fat loss or muscle growth - is much simpler and more enjoyable than you've been led to believe?

Imagine…eating delicious, filling meals every day…never feeling starved or stuffed…having great energy levels and workouts…and watching your body respond exactly as you desire, dropping fat or adding muscle each and every week.

And imagine finally understanding how proper dieting really works, never again falling for the BS, tricks, and gimmicks pushed by "gurus" and other shysters.

Well, I have good news.

When you know how to diet properly - and this doesn't mean learning to eat boiled chicken and raw broccoli six times per day - getting lean and muscular becomes simple, convenient, and dare I say…enjoyable.

And this book will show you the way.

Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body [Audiobook]

Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body [Audiobook]
Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body [Audiobook] by Michael Matthews, read by Jeff Justus
2013 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 9 mins | 314.32MB

If you want to be toned, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, "good genetics", or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements…regardless of your age…then you want to listen to this audiobook. Getting into great shape isn't nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe.

  • You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on worthless supplements.
  • You don't need to constantly change up your exercise routines.
  • You don't need to starve yourself or do weird cleanses to get thin.
  • You don't need to toil away in the gym for a couple of hours per day, doing a bazillion reps.
  • You don't need to completely avoid "cheat" foods

This book reveals things like…

  • The five biggest fat loss myths and mistakes that keep women overweight, frustrated, and confused.
  • The real science of healthy fat loss that makes losing one to two pounds of fat per week not only easy but guaranteed.
  • The HORRIBLE lies women are told about how to "tone" and "shape" their bodies, and what you REALLY need to do to have sexy, lean curves. (Hint: Doing a ton of reps with light weights to "tone your muscles" is a waste of your time.)
  • The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood babe" body without having your life revolve around it - no long hours in the gym, no starving yourself, no grueling cardio that turns your stomach.

Imagine, just 12 weeks from now, being constantly complimented on how you look. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day.

Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making [Audiobook]

Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making [Audiobook]
Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making [Audiobook] by Michael Matthews, read by Jeff Justus
2013 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 6 mins | 118.45MB

Do any of the following claims sound familiar?

  • "I have bad genetics - I just can't build muscle or lose fat easily."
  • "You have to work your abs more to get a six-pack."
  • "When doing cardio, you want your heart rate in the 'fat burning zone'."
  • "Don't eat carbohydrates - they make you fat."
  • "Don't eat at night if you want to lose weight."
  • "If you wait too long between meals, your body goes into 'starvation mode' and you will mess up your metabolism."
  • "I'm overweight because I have a slow metabolism."

You've probably heard one or more of these statements before, and the sad truth is lies like these have ruined many people's fitness ambitions.

Muscle Myths was written to debunk the most commonplace and harmful gimmicks, fads, myths, and misinformation in the health and fitness industry.

Here are just some of the things you'll learn in this book:

  • Why you don't have to completely cut out carbs or fat, or eat weird combinations of food to lose weight.
  • The truth about supplements.
  • The truth about the effects of fasting and the "starvation mode" myth.
  • Why eating a substantial amount of carbohydrates every day won't make you fat as some "experts" claim, but why going low-carb can be beneficial for some.
  • The scientific secrets of getting a six-pack.
  • Training and diet methods that will completely shatter any perceived "genetic barriers" that you think are holding you back.
  • What you need to know about alcohol and its effects on your fat loss and muscle growth. (Hint: It's not nearly as bad as some people claim, and you don't have to totally abstain if you know what you're doing!)
  • And much more.

Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Advanced Guide to Building Muscle, Staying Lean, and Getting Strong [Audiobook]

Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Advanced Guide to Building Muscle, Staying Lean, and Getting Strong [Audiobook]
Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Advanced Guide to Building Muscle, Staying Lean, and Getting Strong [Audiobook] by Michael Matthews, read by Jeff Justus
2014 | MP3@64 kbps + AZW3 | 6 hrs 46 mins | 195.5MB

If you want to build as much muscle as naturally possible… be able to bench press, squat, and deadlift gargantuan amounts of weight… and maintain a ripped, beach-ready physique year round… then you want to read this book.

If you've been lifting weights for any period of time, you've probably wondered… What does it really take to make the jump from a "good" physique… from being "kinda strong"… from looking "athletic"… to having an outstanding looking, extraordinarily strong, ripped body that just makes people say "WOW"? You know… the type of body that makes people wonder if you're on steroids or just a genetic freak. The type of body that fills you with self-confidence and pride of achievement. The type of body that most of us guys dreamt of having before we ever touched a weight. Well, this book was written to show you exactly how to make it through the "intermediate lifter" phase smoothly, with an incredible physique to show for it, and then continue to make gains and enjoy your training as an advanced lifter. Furthermore, this is not an updated version or rehash of Bigger Leaner Stronger. It's a true sequel - it builds on the principles taught in Bigger Leaner Stronger and takes your knowledge to the next level.

Here's a "sneak peek" of what you'll find inside Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger…

  • How to accurately pinpoint the weak points in your physique that, when corrected, dramatically improve your proportions and overall aesthetics
  • The science of proper training periodization with a program specifically built for intermediate and advanced weightlifters
  • Whole-body mobility routines that will not only help prevent injury, but improve performance as well

Cardio Sucks: The Simple Science of Losing Fat Fast Not Muscle [Audiobook]

Cardio Sucks: The Simple Science of Losing Fat Fast Not Muscle [Audiobook]
Cardio Sucks: The Simple Science of Losing Fat Fast Not Muscle [Audiobook] by Michael Matthews, read by Jeff Justus
2016 | MP3@64 kbps | 3 hrs 5 mins | 89.67MB

Forget "losing weight" - you want to lose fat…and if you want to know how to do it as quickly as possible without losing muscle…and without doing hours and hours of grueling cardio every week…then you want to listen to this audiobook.

What if I told you that you could dramatically transform your body eating foods you actually like…every day…seven days per week?

What if all you had to do to lose fat and not muscle was follow a handful of flexible dietary guidelines…not starve and deprive yourself?

And what if I promised you could forever break free of the anxieties most people associate with "dieting" and make it something you can enjoy as a lifestyle instead?

Well, by the end of this book, you'll know exactly what you need to do to get a lot more out of a lot less exercise…and a lot more delicious food…than you ever thought possible.

Here's a "sneak peek" of some of the things this book will teach you….

  • The biggest diet lie you've been told (and probably believe) that makes losing fat way harder than it has to be.
  • Why "clean eating" is overrated and guarantees nothing in the way of losing fat and building muscle…and what you should do instead.
  • Five simple eating eating habits that keep you lean, healthy, and happy…without having to obsess over every calorie you eat.
  • How to use "fasted cardio" to lose fat…and stubborn fat in particular…even faster.
  • Seven powerful cardio workouts that will help you burn fat and not muscle in less than 30 minutes per day (and you don't even have to do them every day!).
  • And a whole lot more!

Buy this book now and begin your journey to a leaner, sexier, healthier you!

Facing Cyber Threats Head On: Protecting Yourself and Your Business [Audiobook]

Facing Cyber Threats Head On: Protecting Yourself and Your Business [Audiobook]
Facing Cyber Threats Head On: Protecting Yourself and Your Business [Audiobook] by Brian Minick, read by Patrick Lawlor
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 9 mins | 142.65MB

News breaks all the time that hackers have attacked another company. Media outlets regularly cover cyber events. The President issues executive orders, and Congress explores cyber legislation. With all these events happening, business leaders must ask: what does this mean for my business and me?

Facing Cyber Threats Head On looks at cyber security from a business leader perspective. By avoiding deep technical explanations of "how" and focusing on the "why" and "so what," this book guides listeners to a better understanding of the challenges that cyber security presents to modern business, and shows them what they can do as leaders to solve these challenges.

Facing Cyber Threats Head On explains that technology is not the answer to cyber security issues. People, not technology, are behind emerging cyber risks. Understanding this brings to light that cyber protection is not a battle of technology against technology, but people against people. Based on this, a new approach is required - one that balances business risk with the cost of creating defenses that can change as quickly and often as attackers can. Listeners will find here a ready resource for understanding the why and how of cyber risks, and will be better able to defend themselves and their businesses against them in the future.

1920: The Year of Six Presidents [Audiobook]

1920: The Year of Six Presidents [Audiobook]
1920: The Year of Six Presidents [Audiobook] by David Pietrusza, read by Paul Boehmer
2009 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 20 hrs 49 mins | 571.8MB

The presidential election of 1920 was among history's most dramatic. Six once-and-future presidents-Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt-jockeyed for the White House. With voters choosing between Wilson's League of Nations and Harding's front-porch isolationism, the 1920 election shaped modern America. Women won the vote. Republicans outspent Democrats by 4 to 1, as voters witnessed the first extensive newsreel coverage, modern campaign advertising, and results broadcast on radio. America had become an urban nation: Automobiles, mass production, chain stores, and easy credit transformed the economy.

1920 paints a vivid portrait of America, beset by the Red Scare, jailed dissidents, Prohibition, smoke-filled rooms, bomb-throwing terrorists, and the Klan, gingerly crossing modernity's threshold.