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release date: Oct 17, 2017
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Leonardo da Vinci
The #1 New York Times Bestseller

“A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.”—The New Yorker

“Vigorous, insightful.”—The Washington Post

“A masterpiece.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Luminous.”—The Daily Beast

He was history’s most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us?

The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography.

Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardo’s genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy.

He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man, made him history’s most creative genius.

His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted history’s most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper. Isaacson also describes how Leonardo’s lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions.

Leonardo’s delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it—to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.
release date: Nov 01, 2004
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The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Adventures in Odyssey Golden Audio Series No. 1)
The Adventure begins! Welcome to a small town called Odyssey―where big things happen! These 12 classic shows laid the foundation for the lively characters and heartwarming stories that are the hallmark of Adventures in Odyssey. It's a great place for new listeners to start, and longtime fans can relive the whimsical history!

The Gold series includes bonus tracks, fun facts, and behind-the-scenes details!

Volume 1 contains the following stories (and themes):
  • Whit's Flop (The very first episode!)
  • A Member of the Family 1 & 2 (We meet Whit's family)
  • The Life of the Party (Acceptance)
  • Connie Comes to Town (We meet Connie Kendall)
  • Recollections (Whit's End)
  • Gifts for Madge and Guy (A Christmas fable)
  • The Day after Christmas (Loving one another year round)
  • Promises, Promises (New Year's resolutions)
  • Nothing to Fear (Courage in God)
  • The Tangled Web (Dishonesty)
  • A Change of Hart (Salvation)
release date: Dec 06, 2016
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Born to Run

“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run

 

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began.
     Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.
     He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as “The Big Bang”: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song “Born to Run” reveals more than we previously realized.
     Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.
     Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (“Thunder Road,” “Badlands,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River,” “Born in the U.S.A,” “The Rising,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences. 

 

release date: Mar 16, 2006
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release date: Oct 01, 2009
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The Screwtape Letters: First Ever Full-cast Dramatization of the Diabolical Classic (Radio Theatre)
From the award-winning audio drama team that brought you Radio Theatre’s Amazing Grace and The Chronicles of Narnia. In his enduringly popular masterpiece The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis re-imagines Hell as a gruesome bureaucracy. With spiritual insight and wry wit, Lewis suggests that demons, laboring in a vast enterprise, have horribly recognizable human attributes: competition, greed, and totalitarian punishment. Avoiding their own painful torture as well as a desire to dominate are what drive demons to torment their “patients.”
The style and unique dark humor of The Screwtape Letters are retained in this full-cast dramatization, as is the original setting of London during World War II. The story is carried by the senior demon Screwtape played magnificently by award-winning actor Andy Serkis (“Gollum” in Lord of the Rings) as he shares correspondence to his apprentice demon Wormwood. All 31 letters lead into dramatic scenes, set in either Hell or the real world with humans―aka “the patient,” as the demons say―along with his circle of friends and family. This Radio Theatre release also stars Geoffrey Palmer (Tomorrow Never Dies), Laura Michelle Kelly (Sweeney Todd), Eileen Page (The Secret Garden), and other world-class actors.
Includes 10 new songs inspired by the classic book, four behind-the-scenes video documentary featurettes, and a 5.1 surround sound mix. Four CDs, approx. 4 hours total.
release date: Sep 01, 2006
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Adventures in Odyssey: Bible Eyewitness Collector's Set
In each of these previously released Odyssey episodes, kids won't just hear stories from the Bible―they'll experience all the thrills as a Bible eyewitness! As each story of faith comes to life in a new way, kids will understand the Bible better than ever.
Episodes:
  • Back to Bethlehem Parts 1, 2, & 3 (Birth of Jesus)
  • An Adventure in Bethany Parts 1 & 2 (Raising of Lazarus)
  • The Marriage Feast (Parable of the Marriage Feast)
  • Over the Airwaves (Parables about the Kingdom of Heaven)
  • An Act of Mercy (Parable of the Unmerciful Servant)
  • The Prodigal, Jimmy (Parable of the Prodigal Son)
  • A Prisoner for Christ (Philemon, the Slave)
  • St. Paul: The Man from Tarsus (Paul's Conversion)
  • St. Paul: Set Apart by God (Paul's Conversion)
  • On Solid Ground (Abraham and Lot)
  • By Faith, Noah (Noah)
  • Bernard and Joseph (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Joseph and His Brothers)
  • Moses, the Passover (Moses)
  • Three Funerals and a Wedding (Ruth)
  • Bernard and Esther (Esther)
  • Elijah (Parts 1 and 2) (Elijah)
  • Plus 12 more episodes
release date: Jul 01, 2007
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The Hiding Place (Radio Theatre)
Enter into The Hiding Place to relive Corrie ten Boom's heart-pounding account as a leader in the Dutch Underground during World War II. In this latest release from Focus on the Family's Radio Theatre, you'll find tragedy, perseverance, and the reality of God's amazing love. With a cast of internationally acclaimed actors, cinema-quality sound effects, and full orchestration, you'll experience this classic, real-life story like never before.
release date: Sep 10, 2010
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The Shadow Radio Treasures (Old Time Radio) (Classic Radio Suspense)
Radio listeners first heard the sinister laugh of The Shadow on July 31, 1930.This 80th anniversary treasury includes two never-before-released shows starring Orson Welles and Margot Stevenson - Revenge on the Shadow and The Hospital Murders&- from previously lost transcription records.

This 9-Hour digitally restored and remastered collection also includes the premiere broadcast of the 1937 radio revival, Agnes Moorehead's final network appearance as Margot Lane, and performances by Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, Marjorie Anderson, Grace Matthews, Lesley Woods, Richard Widmark, Kenny Delmar, Ken Roberts, Frank Readick, James LaCurto, and more.

The Shadow's concealed confrontations with mad scientists, evil mystics, and political players…his menacing meddling in the affairs of religious cults and gamblers…his enigmatic escapades all over the globe, from Broadway theaters to exotic Egypt still thrill after 8 decades!

Includes Program Guide by Anthony Tollin with photographs and background information about the series.

EPISODES INCLUDE: The Death House Rescue 0 9-26-37 , The Phantom Voice 02-06-38, The Bride of Death 03-06-38, The White Legion 03-20-38, Revenge on the Shadow 07-31-38, The Hospital Murders 08-14-38, The Man Who Murdered Time 01-01-39 (Broadcast 08-20-39), Prelude to Terror 01-29-39, Can the Dead Talk? 03-19-39, The Shadow Returns 11-19-39, The Sandhog Murders 11-26-39, The Stockings Were Hung 12-24-39, Death in a Minor Key 09-29-40, The Shadow Challenged 01-19-41, Etched with Acid 03-17-46, Murders on the Main Stem 12-15-46, Spider Boy 06-01-47, The Comic Strip Killer 11-23-47

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release date: Sep 24, 2013
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Lake Wobegon Family Reunion: Selected Stories (Prairie Home Companion (Audio))
Garrison Keillor has been delighting audiences for four decades now with heartfelt, moving, and downright hilarious tales from the shores of Lake Wobegon. Here, for the first time ever, News from Lake Wobegon monologues from the entire history of “the little town on the edge of the prairie” are presented in one collection. From early fan favorites “Bruno the Fishing Dog” and “A Trip to Grand Rapids” to more recent highlights such as “The Hochstetter House” and “The Arrival of Liz,” Lake Wobegon Family Reunion brings together the friends, neighbors, and family members that listeners have embraced as their own.
release date: Oct 03, 2017
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Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

This program is read by the author

A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery

“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” Russell Brand

With a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compassion, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery. Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction―from drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, stress, bad relationships, digital media, and fame. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity. He believes that the question is not “Why are you addicted?” but "What pain is your addiction masking? Why are you running―into the wrong job, the wrong life, the wrong person’s arms?"

Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, he’s started his own men’s group, he’s a therapy regular and a practiced yogi―and while he’s worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, he’s never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear. Here he provides not only a recovery plan, but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world.

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