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release date: Oct 18, 2016
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The Magnolia Story

Are you ready to see your fixer upper?

These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people? What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends.

The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day.

In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover:

• The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby
• Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children
• When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck
• Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home
• Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple
• The significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they do
• The way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way

And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”

release date: Oct 31, 2006
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The James Herriot Collection: All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and All Things Wise and Wonderful

James Herriot illuminated the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, taking hundreds of thousands of listeners on a journey with him across the dales. He introduces a cast of truly unforgettable characters: humans, dogs, horses, lambs―even parakeets―all of them revealed with the same infinite fascination, affection and insight that made James Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. The stories are made all the more special by the world-renowned "voice" of Dr. Herriot― Christopher Timothy, whose performance warmly and evocatively brings the stories to life. Now his first three classic works, digitally remastered on CD, are brought together in a beautiful gift set sharing with even more listeners the joy of James Herriot.

release date: Oct 31, 2017
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Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other
[*Read by the author - Craig Grossi]

The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, ''spreading the message of stubborn positivity.''

In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON -- the most elite fighters in the corps -- in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog ''with a big goofy head and little legs'' who didn't seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they had encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered -- against military regulations -- the dog began to follow him. ''Looks like you made a friend,'' another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, ''Looks like a Fred.'' The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.

Fred not only stole Craig's heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag -- risking jail and Fred's life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig's family in Virginia.

Months later, when Craig returned to the United States, it was Fred's turn to save the wounded Marine from post-traumatic stress. Today, Craig and Fred are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana State Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between.

A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart -- ''it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to it'' -- Craig & Fred is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.

release date: Dec 13, 2002
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All Creatures Great and Small: The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the Worlds Most Beloved Animal Doctor

These are the stories that catapulted James Herriot to literary fame. When this book was first published, it was merely a simple volume of memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian. But within a year, the book became recognized as a masterpiece. And in the three decades that followed, Dr. Herriot has become one of the most universally loved authors of our time.

In this first volume of memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? With the local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Sigfriend Farnon, Sigfreid's zany brother, Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl called Helen.

Now as then, All Creatures Great and Small is full of humor, warmth, pathos, drama, and James Herriot's love of life. His journey across the Yorkshire dales, and his encounters with humans and dogs, cows, and kittens are lovingly told by Christopher Timothy with all the fascination, affection, and joy that suffuses Dr. Herriot's work.

release date: May 25, 2011
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NPR Driveway Moments Dog Tales: Radio Stories That Won't Let You Go
Dog lovers will delight in this audio celebration of the canine character. From our earliest encounters with Lassie, to the magical moments we share with our own imperfect but thoroughly lovable companions, dogs have become an integral part of our culture and beloved members of our family. NPR proudly presents these tales of unforgettable animals and their devoted human friends.
release date: Feb 27, 1991
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Songs of the Cat
Garrison Keillor joins German opera superstar Frederica Von Stade and noted conductor Philip Brunelle for this studio recording. These sixteen songs in praise of felines include "My Grandmother's Cat," "The In and Out Song," "Cat O Cat Come Home" as well as tunes from the more cat-loving classical composers. An enchanting recording on a very popular subject. Tracks: The Cat Came Back; The Hallelujah Patrol; The Mystery; The Cats of Cash; Dance To My Cats; Eine Kleine Kat; In Memory of Our Cat, Ralph; Alaska Cats; Beethoven Chased by Rossini; Near Death: Or, The Search Rewarded; Oy, Chuck and Katie; Forty Miles; The Rescue Cat; My Grandmother's Cat; As I Walked Out; Cats May Safely Sleep; Guilt and Shame; Out in the Catskill Mountains; Cat, You Better Come Home; The In and Out Song.
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release date: Oct 01, 2004
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James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories

In this very special collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have come to love so much. Fifty memorable tales move us to both laughter and tears, and Herriot's personal introduction and notes make this tribute by a master storyteller to man's best friend a book to be treasured for many years to come.

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release date: Dec 30, 2008
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Good, Better, Blessed: Living with Purpose, Power and Passion
Available only on audio: ten of Joel Osteen's most powerful sermons, recorded live at Lakewood Church!

The Bible clearly teaches that God came to earth in order to give us an abundant life. It was never His intention for you to live in mediocrity, just getting by. In this audio series Joel Osteen shares practical and applicable truths that will help you reach your full God-given potential.

Capturing the inspirational and insightful heart of Joel Osteen, Good, Better, Blessed is a collection of Joel's most popular broadcasts. Recorded live at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, these sermons are a distinctive and effective mix of personal experience and biblical perspectives on real-world challenges, including:
  • Developing a habit of happiness
  • The power of our thoughts
  • Having a positive vision
  • Developing loyalty and integrity
  • Finding the courage to be different

  • Don't let "good" be "good enough." You are uniquely and wonderfully made. You are God's masterpiece. You were created for greatness. God wants to bless you so that you can be a blessing to others.
    release date: Nov 01, 2004
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    James Herriot's Cat Stories

    An ideal match of author and subject: James Herriot and the adorable felines that delight so many millions of pet fanciers around the world. Kittens and cats of all kinds abound in this program and, like their flesh-and-blood counterparts, they will purr their way into the hearts and minds of everyone who hears their stories. This warm and joyful volume of stories collects some of the Yorkshire vet's favorite tales about one of his favorite animals―each memoir as memorable and heartwarming as the last.

    release date: Oct 01, 2005
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    The Lord God Made Them All (All Creatures Great and Small)

    The fourth volume of James Herriot's bestselling series of animal stories now available in unabridged CD format for the first time.
    After serving in the Royal Air Force in World War II, James Herriot gladly returns home to Yorkshire to his beloved family and multitude of patients, with many more tender, funny, sad and wise stories to tell us. Touching our hearts with laughter and wisdom, lifting our spirits with compassion and goodness, James Herriot never fails to delight.

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