Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford [Audiobook]

Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford [Audiobook]
Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford [Audiobook] by Kristin Wong, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 58 mins | 246.91MB

Learn how to live the life you want, not just the life you can afford!

Managing your money is like going to the dentist or standing in line at the DMV. Nobody wants to do it, but at some point, it's inevitable: you need to clean your teeth, renew your license, and manage your personal finances like a grown-up. Whether you're struggling to pay off student loan debt, ready to stop living paycheck to paycheck, or have finally accepted that your Beanie Baby collection will never pay off, tackling your finances may seem immensely intimidating. But it doesn't have to be. By approaching personal finance as a game - something that requires you to set clear goals, as well as face challenges you must "beat" - personal finance can not only be easy to understand, but it can also be fun!

In Get Money, personal finance expert Kristin Wong shows you the exact steps to getting more money in your pocket without letting it rule your life. Through a series of challenges designed to boost your personal finance IQ, interviews with other leading financial experts, and exercises tailored to help you achieve even your biggest goals, you'll learn valuable skills such as:

  • Building a budget that (gasp) actually works
  • Super-charging a debt payoff plan
  • How to strategically hack your credit score
  • Negotiating like a shark (or at least a piranha)
  • Side-hustling to speed up your money goals
  • Starting a lazy investment portfolio...and many more!

Simply put, with this gamified guide to personal finance, you'll no longer stress about understanding how your finances work - you'll finally "get" money.

Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer [Audiobook]

Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer [Audiobook]
Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer [Audiobook] by Fridtjof Nansen, read by Ulf Bjorklund
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 28 hrs 9 mins | 773.81MB

In 1893 Norwegian zoologist Fridtjof Nansen set sail for the North Pole in the Fram, a ship specially designed to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel north with the sea's drift. Experts said that such a ship couldn't be built and that the mission was tantamount to suicide.

Farthest North, first published in 1897 to great popular appeal, is the stirring first-person account of the Fram and her historic voyage. Nansen tells of his expedition's struggle against snowdrifts, ice floes, polar bears, scurvy, gnawing hunger, and the seemingly endless polar night that transformed the Fram into a "cold prison of loneliness".

Once it became clear that the Fram could drift no farther, Nansen and crew member Hjalmar Johansen set out on a harrowing 15-month sledge journey to reach their destination by foot, which required them to share a sleeping bag of rotting reindeer fur and to feed the weaker sled dogs to the stronger ones.

In the end, they traveled 146 miles farther north than any westerner had gone before, representing the greatest single gain in polar exploration in four centuries. Farthest North is an unforgettable story that marks the beginning of the modern age of exploration and is a must-hear for the armchair adventurer.

The Final Race: The Incredible World War II Story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire [Audiobook]

The Final Race: The Incredible World War II Story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire [Audiobook]
The Final Race: The Incredible World War II Story of the Olympian Who Inspired Chariots of Fire [Audiobook] by Eric T Eichinger,‎ Eva Marie Everson, read by Lloyd James
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 29 mins | 206.3MB

On July 19, 1924, Eric Liddell was on top of the world.

He was the most famous Briton at the time, having just won the gold in the Olympic 400-meter race. The story of that race - and the one he didn't run - was told in the popular movie classic Chariots of Fire.

But what most of us don't know is what became of Eric Liddell in the years after the credits rolled.

As the storm clouds of World War II rolled in, Eric Liddell had already made decisions in his life that gave him the resilience to stand tall while others fell into despair. His strength of character led him to choose an uncertain future in China during World War II to continue helping the Chinese. He lived purposefully, even as his world crumbled and he experienced the horror and deprivations of a Japanese internment camp.

Eric's story is a story of hope in the face of uncertainty, resilience in the face of unspeakable odds, and an inspiring vision of what life means, even when the final hour comes.

Our 50-State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across America [Audiobook]

Our 50-State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across America [Audiobook]
Our 50-State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across America [Audiobook] by Howard G Buffett, read by Matt Kugler
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 13 mins | 308.67MB

From one of America's most prominent philanthropists, an eye-opening, myth-busting new perspective on the crisis at the US-Mexico border.

Howard G. Buffett has seen first-hand the devastating impact of cheap Mexican heroin and other opiate cocktails across America. Fueled by failing border policies and lawlessness in Mexico and Central America, drugs are pouring over the nation's southern border in record quantities, turning Americans into addicts and migrants into drug mules - and killing us in record numbers.

Politicians talk about a border crisis and an opioid crisis as separate issues. To Buffett, a landowner on the US border with Mexico and now a sheriff in Illinois, these are intimately connected. Ineffective border policies not only put residents in border states like Texas and Arizona in harm's way, they put American lives in states like Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont at risk.

Mexican cartels have grown astonishingly powerful by exploiting both the gaps in our border security strategy and the desperation of migrants - all while profiting enormously off America's growing addiction to drugs. The solution isn't a wall. In this groundbreaking book, Buffett outlines a realistic, effective, and bi-partisan approach to fighting cartels, strengthening our national security, and tackling the roots of the chaos below the border.

My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food [Audiobook]

My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food [Audiobook]
My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food [Audiobook] by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 51 mins | 353.85MB

From the best-selling cookbook author, beloved and award-winning television personality, and hugely successful restaurateur - a heartwarming, emotional, revelatory memoir told with all her hallmark warmth and gusto.

Lidia's story begins with her upbringing in Pula, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito's communist regime. She enjoys a childhood surrounded by love and security - despite the family's poverty - learning everything about Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother, Nonna Rosa. When the communist regime begins investigating the family, they flee to Trieste, Italy, where they spend two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States - an experience that will shape Lidia for the rest of her life.

At age 12, Lidia starts a new life in New York. She soon begins working in restaurants as a young teenager, the first step toward the creation of her own American dream. And she tells in great, vivid detail the fulfillment of that dream: her close-knit family, her dedication and endless passion for food that ultimately leads to multiple restaurants, many cookbooks, and 20 years on public television as the host of her own cooking show. An absolute must-have for the millions of Lidia fans.

Making Things Right: The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life [Audiobook]

Making Things Right: The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life [Audiobook]
Making Things Right: The Simple Philosophy of a Working Life [Audiobook] by Ole Thorstensen, read by Ulf Bjorklund
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hrs 34 mins | 153.14MB

From a master carpenter, Making Things Right is a celebration of good craftsmanship and a tribute to manual labor in the story of a loft renovation.

Making Things Right is the simple yet fascinating story of a loft renovation. It is also a book about work and identity, about collaboration and pride in skilled craftsmanship, and about what it means to make things with your hands in a consumerism-driven world. From the moment carpenter and contractor Ole receives the first phone call asking him to submit an estimate for the job, to when the space is ready for occupation - his role involves heavy lifting, patience and problem solving, splinters in fingers, meticulous detail, and teamwork.

Full of joy and pride in craftsmanship and his trade, the author reflects on the philosophical aspects of life and work while laying out the construction process. Rich with descriptions of the carpenter's role and work process, Thorstensen gives a warm and often humorous portrayal of a tight-knit working community, writing passionately about his profession and of the joy of seeing a vision for a space take shape. Making Things Right is the simple philosophy of a working life.

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead - My Life Story [Audiobook]

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead - My Life Story [Audiobook]
Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead - My Life Story [Audiobook] by Cecile Richards, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 25 mins | 259.07MB

From Cecile Richards - the president of Planned Parenthood, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women's March on Washington, and "the heroine of the resistance" (Vogue) - comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women's rights and social justice.

Cecile Richards has been an activist since she was taken to the principal's office in seventh grade for wearing an armband in protest of the Vietnam War. Richards had an extraordinary girlhood in ultra-conservative Texas, where her hell-raising parents - her civil rights attorney father and political activist mother - taught their kids to be troublemakers. In the Richards household, the "dinner table was never for eating - it was for sorting precinct lists."

She watched her mother, Ann, transform herself from a housewife to a force in American politics who made a name for herself as the straight-talking, truth-telling governor of Texas. But Richards also witnessed the pitfalls of public life that are unique to women, and the constant struggle to protect and expand equal rights - both exemplified by her marathon congressional testimony, where she held her own against hostile questions for five hours.

As a young woman, Richards worked as a labor organizer alongside women earning a minimum wage, and learned that those in power don't give it up without a fight. Now, after years of advocacy, resistance, and progressive leadership, she shares her story for the first time - from the joy and heartbreak of activism to the challenges of raising kids, having a life, and making change, all at the same time. She shines a light on the people and lessons that have gotten her through good times and bad, and encourages listeners to take risks, make mistakes, and make trouble along the way. Richards has dedicated her life to taking on injustice, and her memoir will inspire listeners to hope and action.

Look Alive Out There: Essays [Audiobook]

Look Alive Out There: Essays [Audiobook]
Look Alive Out There: Essays [Audiobook] by Sloane Crosley, read by the Author
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 13 mins | 171.27MB

Sloane Crosley returns to the form that made her a household name in really quite a lot of households: Essays! These small doses of wit and sass make for an exuberant, unforgettable audiobook.

From the New York Times-best-selling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There - a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark hilarity, wit, and charm. The characteristic heart and punch-packing observations are back, but with a newfound coat of maturity. A thin coat. More of a blazer, really. Fans of I Was Told There'd Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number know Sloane Crosley's life as a series of relatable but madcap misadventures.

In Look Alive Out There, whether it's scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas, playing herself on Gossip Girl, befriending swingers, or staring down the barrel of the fertility gun, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight. Crosley has taken up the gauntlets thrown by her predecessors - Dorothy Parker, Nora Ephron, David Sedaris - and crafted something rare, affecting, and true.

Look Alive Out There arrives a decade after I Was Told There'd Be Cake, and Crosley's essays have managed to grow simultaneously more sophisticated and even funnier. And yet she's still very much herself, and it's great to have her back - and not a moment too soon (or late, for that matter).

Lady in Red: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan [Audiobook]

Lady in Red: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan [Audiobook]
Lady in Red: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan [Audiobook] by Sheila Tate, read by Kimberly Farr
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 15 mins | 199.48MB

Lady in Red is the long-awaited collection of behind-the-scenes stories of one of the most influential first ladies in modern history - Nancy Reagan. Lovingly compiled by longtime close confidante and aide Sheila Tate, the audiobook provides a rare and much-anticipated look into the personal life of the president's wife, from her daily routines and travels as first lady to her friendships and deep influence in the Reagan White House.

Lady in Red depicts a nuanced portrait of this graceful yet strong woman who felt it was her mission to restore a sense of grandeur, mystique, and excitement to the presidency, showcasing the various roles that Mrs. Reagan played during her years in the White House, that of wife, mother, protector, host, diplomat, and advisor, among others. To complete the portrait, Lady in Red includes interviews with the friends and politicians who knew Mrs. Reagan best: President George H. W. Bush, Chris Wallace, James Baker, Ed Meese, Maureen Dowd, and Marlin Fitzwater share their most cherished memories of the first lady.

American Colonies: The Settling of North America [Audiobook]

American Colonies: The Settling of North America [Audiobook]
American Colonies: The Settling of North America [Audiobook] by Alan Taylor, read by Bob Souer
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 21 hrs 55 mins | 602.03MB

A multicultural, multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Internal Enemy and American Revolutions

In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America, from the native inhabitants from milennia past, through the decades of Western colonization and conquest, and across the entire continent, all the way to the Pacific coast.

Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in the colonization of North America. Moving beyond the Atlantic seaboard to examine the entire continent, American Colonies reveals a pivotal period in the global interaction of peoples, cultures, plants, animals, and microbes. In a vivid narrative, Taylor draws upon cutting-edge scholarship to create a timely picture of the colonial world characterized by an interplay of freedom and slavery, opportunity and loss.

Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World [Audiobook]

Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World [Audiobook]
Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World [Audiobook] by Eileen McNamara, read by Amanda Carlin
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 15 hrs 40 mins | 430.69MB

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing she left behind the Kennedy family's most profound political legacy.

While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons for the White House and the Senate, his Stanford-educated daughter Eunice was tapping her father's fortune and her brothers' political power to engineer one of the great civil rights movements of our time on behalf of millions of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Now, in Eunice, Pulitzer Prize winner Eileen McNamara finally brings Eunice Kennedy Shriver out from her brothers' shadow to show an officious, cigar-smoking, indefatigable woman of unladylike determination and deep compassion born of rage: at the medical establishment that had no answers for her sister Rosemary, at the revered but dismissive father whose vision for his family did not extend beyond his sons, and at the government that failed to deliver on America's promise of equality.

Granted access to never-before-seen private papers - from the scrapbooks Eunice kept as a schoolgirl in prewar London to her thoughts on motherhood and feminism - McNamara paints a vivid portrait of a woman both ahead of her time and out of step with it: the visionary founder of the Special Olympics, a devout Catholic in a secular age, and a formidable woman whose impact on American society was longer lasting than that of any of the Kennedy men.

Hunting El Chapo: The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord [Audiobook]

Hunting El Chapo: The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord [Audiobook]
Hunting El Chapo: The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord [Audiobook] by Andrew Hogan, Douglas Century, read by Robert Fass
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 24 mins | 231.44MB

A blend of Manhunt, Killing Pablo, and Zero Dark Thirty, Andrew Hogan and Douglas Century's sensational investigative high-tech thriller - soon to be a major motion picture from Sony - chronicles a riveting chapter in the 20th-century drug wars: the exclusive inside story of the American lawman and his dangerous eight-year hunt that captured El Chapo - the world's most wanted drug kingpin who evaded the law for more than a decade.

Every generation has a larger-than-life criminal: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, John Dillinger, Al Capone, John Gotti, Pablo Escobar. But each of these notorious lawbreakers had a "white hat" in pursuit: Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Eliot Ness, Steve Murphy. For notorious drug lord Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán-Loera - El Chapo - that lawman is former Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Andrew Hogan.

In 2006, fresh out of the DEA Academy, Hogan heads west to Arizona, where he immediately plunges into a series of gripping undercover adventures, all unknowingly placing him on the trail of Guzmán, the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, a Forbes billionaire, and public enemy number one in the United States. Six years later, as head of the DEA's Sinaloa Cartel desk in Mexico City, Hogan finds his life and Chapo's are, ironically, on parallel paths: They're both obsessed with the details.

In a recasting of the classic American Western on the global stage, Hunting El Chapo takes us on Hogan's quest to achieve the seemingly impossible, from infiltrating El Chapo's inner circle to leading a white-knuckle manhunt with an elite brigade of trusted Mexican marines - racing door to door through the cartel's stronghold and ultimately bringing the elusive and murderous kingpin to justice.

This cinematic crime story following the relentless investigative work of Hogan and his team unfolds at breakneck speed, taking the listener behind the scenes of one of the most sophisticated and dangerous counternarcotics operations in the history of the United States and Mexico.