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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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This will be the place to discuss Upcoming Releases of new audiobooks and hear some of the buzz first.

We will learn what is in the queue and what is ready to be delivered.


message 2: by Jason (last edited Oct 10, 2010 05:29PM) (new)


message 3: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Here is a listing of the upcoming History releases as documented in AudioFile:

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/nr_l...#


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Jason wrote: "Here are some upcoming nonfiction October new releases I'm excited about.

From Blackstone Audio (www.blackstoneaudio.com) the following:

Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt by James Duffy by [author:Jam..."


Thank you Jason for that terrific list; there are so many good ones that you have listed that would make fine listens in the future. In fact, this looks like a good list to vote on and start our to read audiobook list.


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Here are Blackston Audio's new releases pdf file for December 2011 through April 2012:

http://www.blackstoneaudio.com/docs/C...


message 6: by Michael (last edited Mar 15, 2015 05:46PM) (new)

Michael Flanagan (loboz) Here are some new release from Audible this month.

Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts

Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts by Andrew Roberts Andrew Roberts

Synopsis:

Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives. In the space of just 20 years, from October 1795, when as a young artillery captain he cleared the streets of Paris of insurrectionists, to his final defeat at the (horribly mismanaged) battle of Waterloo in June 1815, Napoleon transformed France and Europe.

After seizing power in a coup d'état, he ended the corruption and incompetence into which the revolution had descended. In a series of dazzling battles, he reinvented the art of warfare; in peace he completely remade the laws of France, modernised her systems of education and administration, and presided over a flourishing of the beautiful Empire style in the arts.

The impossibility of defeating his most persistent enemy, Great Britain, led him to make draining and ultimately fatal expeditions into Spain and Russia, where half a million Frenchmen died, and his empire began to unravel.

More than any other modern biographer, Andrew Roberts conveys Napoleon's tremendous energy, both physical and intellectual, and the attractiveness of his personality even to his enemies. He has walked 53 of Napoleon's 60 battlefields and has absorbed the gigantic new French edition of Napoleon's letters, which allows a complete reevaluation of this exceptional man.

He overturns many received opinions, including the myth of a great romance with Josephine: She took a lover immediately after their marriage, and, as Roberts shows, he had three times as many mistresses as he acknowledged.

Of the climactic Battle of Leipzig in 1813, as the fighting closed around them, a French sergeant major wrote, "No-one who has not experienced it can have any idea of the enthusiasm that burst forth among the half-starved, exhausted soldiers when the Emperor was there in person. If all were demoralised and he appeared, his presence was like an electric shock. All shouted 'Vive l'Empereur!' and everyone charged blindly into the fire."


The Coming of the King: Henry Gresham and James I by Martin Stephen

The Coming of the King Henry Gresham and James I (The Henry Gresham Series) by Martin Stephen by Martin Stephen Martin Stephen

Synopsis:

Queen Elizabeth I is dying, and the King of England’s oldest and bitterest enemy, Scotland, is poised to take the throne. Lonely, her power fading, Elizabeth fears she is being poisoned. With all her old allies and advisors dead, she turns to the only man she can trust to tell her the truth, Henry Gresham. A reluctant recruit, Gresham finds himself unwillingly dragged into the vicious political manoeuvring that will decide who is England’s next ruler.

Involved in the mad-cap race to be the first to tell James VI of Scotland that Elizabeth has chosen him as her successor, Gresham faces savage attacks on his home and those he loves, imprisonment, attempts to destroy not only him but the College he loves in Cambridge. He is even accused of witchcraft and is faced with the loss of all he holds dear and the prospect of a civil war with terrifying consequences.

Gresham finds himself one of the few people who knows about plots emanating from England’s oldest European rivals and enemies – plots that could change England into an unrecognizable country. Fighting harder than he has ever had to before, Gresham must struggle to survive and to defeat his enemies at home, and with no army except his wits, fight for the survival of his country as England enters a time that could see it tear itself apart.’

This completely new and previously unpublished third book in the Henry Gresham series is another intricate page-turner of a novel. Once again, Martin Stephen has produced a tale of treachery, intrigue and passion which displays a staggeringly intimate knowledge of history.


This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress edited by John Brockman

This Idea Must Die Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress by John Brockman edited by John Brockman John Brockman

Synopsis:

Each year John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, challenges some of the world's greatest scientists, artists, and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our time. In 2014 he asked 175 brilliant minds to ponder: What scientific idea needs to be put aside in order to make room for new ideas to advance? The answers are as surprising as they are illuminating.

In This Idea Must Die:
•Steven Pinker dismantles the working theory of human behavior
•Sherry Turkle reevaluates our expectations of artificial intelligence
•Andrei Linde suggests that our universe and its laws may not be as unique as we think
•Martin Rees explains why scientific understanding is a limitless goal
•Nina Jablonski argues to rid ourselves of the concept of race
•And much more.

Profound, engaging, thoughtful, and groundbreaking, This Idea Must Die will change your perceptions and understanding of our world today...and tomorrow.


message 7: by Michael (last edited Apr 17, 2015 05:55PM) (new)

Michael Flanagan (loboz) Here are some new releases on Audible.

Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary
Violence
by Bryan Burrough

Days of Rage America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the First Age of Terror by Bryan Burrough by Bryan Burrough Bryan Burrough
Length: 22 hrs 33 mins

Synopsis:

The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. The Black Liberation Army. The names seem quaint now, when not forgotten altogether. But there was a stretch of time in America, during the 1970s, when bombings by domestic underground groups were a daily occurrence. The FBI combated these groups and others as nodes in a single revolutionary underground dedicated to the violent overthrow of the American government.

The FBI's response to the leftist revolutionary counterculture has not been treated kindly by history, and in hindsight many of its efforts seem almost comically ineffectual, if not criminal in themselves. But part of the extraordinary accomplishment of Bryan Burrough's Days of Rage is to temper those easy judgments with an understanding of just how deranged these times were, how charged with menace. Burrough re-creates an atmosphere that seems almost unbelievable just 40 years later, conjuring a time of native-born radicals, most of them "nice middle-class kids" smuggling bombs into skyscrapers and detonating them inside the Pentagon and the US Capitol, at a Boston courthouse and a Wall Street restaurant packed with lunchtime diners - radicals robbing dozens of banks and assassinating policemen in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta. The FBI, encouraged to do everything possible to undermine the radical underground, itself broke many laws in its attempts to bring the revolutionaries to justice - often with disastrous consequences.


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Michael Flanagan (loboz) Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West by Bill O'Reilly

Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies The Real West by Bill O'Reilly by Bill O'Reilly Bill O'Reilly
Length: 8 hrs 49 mins

Synopsis:

How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson’s life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman—and was he an African American? What amazing detective work led to the capture of Black Bart, the "gentleman bandit" and one of the west’s most famous stagecoach robbers? Did Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid really die in a hail of bullets in South America? Generations of Americans have grown up on TV shows, movies and books about these western icons. But what really happened in the Wild West? All the stories you think you know, and others that will astonish you, are here--some heroic, some brutal and bloody, all riveting. Included are the ten legends featured in Bill O’Reilly's Legends and Lies docuseries —from Kit Carson to Jesse James, Wild Bill Hickok to Doc Holliday-- accompanied by two bonus chapters on Daniel Boone and Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley.

Frontier America was a place where instinct mattered more than education, and courage was necessary for survival. It was a place where luck made a difference and legends were made. Heavily illustrated with spectacular artwork that further brings this history to life, and told in fast-paced, immersive narrative, Legends and Lies is an irresistible, adventure-packed ride back into one of the most storied era of our nation’s rich history.


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Michael Flanagan (loboz) Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Million Patients. by Jeremy N Smith

Epic Measures One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients. by Jeremy N Smith by Jeremy N Smith (no photo)
Length: 10 hrs 12 mins

Synopsis:

Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time--the groundbreaking program to answer the most essential question for humanity: how do we live and die?--and the visionary mastermind behind it.

Medical doctor and economist Christopher Murray began the Global Burden of Disease studies to gain a truer understanding of how we live and how we die. While it is one of the largest scientific projects ever attempted--as breathtaking as the first moon landing or the Human Genome Project--the questions it answers are meaningful for every one of us: What are the world's health problems? Who do they hurt? How much? Where? Why?

Murray argues that the ideal existence isn't simply the longest but the one lived well and with the least illness. Until we can accurately measure how people live and die, we cannot understand what makes us sick or do much to improve it. Challenging the accepted wisdom of the WHO and the UN, the charismatic and controversial health maverick has made enemies--and some influential friends, including Bill Gates who gave Murray a $100 million grant.

In Epic Measures, journalist Jeremy N. Smith offers an intimate look at Murray and his groundbreaking work. From ranking countries' healthcare systems (the U.S. is 37th) to unearthing the shocking reality that world governments are funding developing countries at only 30% of the potential maximum efficiency when it comes to health, Epic Measures introduces a visionary leader whose unwavering determination to improve global health standards has already changed the way the world addresses issues of health and wellness, sets policy, and distributes funding.


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Michael Flanagan (loboz) How To Clone A Mammoth: The Science Of De-Extinction by Ben Shapiro

How to Clone a Mammoth The Science of de-Extinction by Beth Shapiro by Beth Shapiro (no photo)
Length: 7 hrs 17 mins

Synopsis:

Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. "In How to Clone a Mammoth," Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past. Journeying to far-flung Siberian locales in search of ice age bones and delving into her own research--as well as those of fellow experts such as Svante Paabo, George Church, and Craig Venter--Shapiro considers de-extinction's practical benefits and ethical challenges. Would de-extinction change the way we live? Is this really cloning? What are the costs and risks? And what is the ultimate goal?

Using DNA collected from remains as a genetic blueprint, scientists aim to engineer extinct traits--traits that evolved by natural selection over thousands of years--into living organisms. But rather than viewing de-extinction as a way to restore one particular species, Shapiro argues that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of contemporary ecosystems. For example, elephants with genes modified to express mammoth traits could expand into the Arctic, re-establishing lost productivity to the tundra ecosystem.

Looking at the very real and compelling science behind an idea once seen as science fiction, "How to Clone a Mammoth" demonstrates how de-extinction will redefine conservation's future."


message 11: by Michael (last edited Sep 30, 2015 08:06PM) (new)

Michael Flanagan (loboz) New for the month of June at Audible:

The Hunter Killers The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam War by Dan Hampton by Dan Hampton Dan Hampton

Synopsis:

A gripping chronicle of the band of maverick aviators who signed on for the suicidal, dangerous top-secret "Wild Weasel" missions during the Vietnam War - which used controversial and revolutionary tactics to combat Soviet missile technology - from New York Times best-selling author Dan Hampton.

On July 24, 1965, Soviet advisors to North Vietnam launched an SA-2 surface-to-air missile (SAM), blowing an American F-4 Phantom out of the sky - the first of several kills using this menacing system. To counter this new weaponry, stunned Pentagon officials created a classified program - "Wild Weasel I" - pairing experimental equipment with a highly select group of electronic warfare officers and fighter pilots to combat this deadly threat. The men who did this became the "Hunter Killers" - and it is time to know their names.

Fifty years later Dan Hampton provides a cockpit view of this highly classified military program that was a radical departure from conventional fighter jet tactics. These courageous, daring, and skilled warriors risked their lives to fight the SAMs and save their brother aviators.

Using firsthand accounts and declassified documents from both sides of the conflict, The Hunter Killers takes listeners into the skies and up close to the bloody duels that left half the Weasels dead or captured. At its center are the men who risked everything to fight the most dangerous antiaircraft weapons the world had seen.

Narrator: John Pruden

Running Time:11hrs 51min


message 12: by Michael (last edited Sep 30, 2015 08:06PM) (new)

Michael Flanagan (loboz) Baptists in America A History by Thomas S. Kidd by Thomas S. Kidd (no photo)

Synopsis:

The Puritans called Baptists "the troublers of churches in all places" and hounded them out of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Four hundred years later, Baptists are the second-largest religious group in America, and their influence matches their numbers. They have built strong institutions, from megachurches to publishing houses to charities to mission organizations, and have firmly established themselves in the mainstream of American culture. Yet the historical legacy of outsider status lingers, and the inherently fractured nature of their faith makes Baptists ever wary of threats from within as well as without.

In Baptists in America, Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins explore the long-running tensions between church, state, and culture that Baptists have shaped and navigated. Despite the moment of unity that their early persecution provided, their history has been marked by internal battles and schisms that were microcosms of national events, from the conflict over slavery that divided North from South to the conservative revolution of the 1970s and '80s.

Baptists have made an indelible impact on American religious and cultural history, from their early insistence that America should have no established church to their place in the modern-day culture wars, where they frequently advocate greater religious involvement in politics. Yet the more mainstream they have become, the more they have been pressured to conform to the mainstream, a paradox that defines - and is essential to understanding - the Baptist experience in America.

Kidd and Hankins, both practicing Baptists, weave the threads of Baptist history alongside those of American history. Baptists in America is a remarkable story of how one religious denomination was transformed from persecuted minority into a leading actor on the national stage, with profound implications for American society and culture.

Narrator: Jonathon Walker

Running Time: 11hrs 59min


message 13: by Michael (last edited Sep 30, 2015 08:07PM) (new)

Michael Flanagan (loboz) Towards the Flame Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia by Dominic Lieven by Dominic Lieven (no photo)

Synopsis:

The Russian decision to mobilize in July 1914 may have been the single most catastrophic choice of the modern era. Some articulate, thoughtful figures around the tsar understood Russia's fragility, yet they were shouted down by those who were convinced that despite Germany's patent military superiority, Russian greatness required decisive action.

Russia's rulers thought they were acting to secure their future, but in fact - after millions of deaths and two revolutions - they were consigning their entire class to death or exile and their country to a uniquely terrible generations-long experiment under a very different regime.

Narrator: Sean Barrett

Running Time: 15hrs 59min


message 14: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

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Michael - postings 11, 12 and 13 have errors - post on L1 and we can catch them -

Check out 10 that was done well -

Title of book above citation in bold like 10 - then skipped line and then citation

Also one skipped blank line between Synopsis and the text of the synopsis. You had in fine in 10.


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