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Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation , ...
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The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. One of New Jersey’s seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town’s namesake river. In an astonishing feat of investigative reporting, prize-winning journalist Dan Fagin recounts the 60-year saga of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight that made Toms River a cautionary example for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to South China. He tells the stories of the pioneering scientists and physicians who first identified pollutants as a cause of cancer, and brings to life the everyday heroes in Toms River who struggled for justice: a young boy whose cherubic smile belied the fast-growing tumors that had decimated his body from birth; a nurse who fought to bring the alarming incidence of childhood cancers to the attention of authorities who didn’t want to listen; and a mother whose love for her stricken child transformed her into a tenacious advocate for change. A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, Toms Rive... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Woren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003429/bk_rand_003429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: Aug 13, 2018
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Toms River
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ? Winner of The New York Public Library´s Helen Bernstein Book Award ? ´´A new classic of science reporting.´´-The New York Times The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. One of New Jersey´s seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town´s namesake river. In an astonishing feat of investigative reporting, prize-winning journalist Dan Fagin recounts the sixty-year saga of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight that made Toms River a cautionary example for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to South China. He tells the stories of the pioneering scientists and physicians who first identified pollutants as a cause of cancer, and brings to life the everyday heroes in Toms River who struggled for justice: a young boy whose cherubic smile belied the fast-growing tumors that had decimated his body from birth; a nurse who fought to bring the alarming incidence of childhood cancers to the attention of authorities who didn´t want to listen; and a mother whose love for her stricken child transformed her into a tenacious advocate for change. A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, Toms River is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS ´´A thrilling journey full of twists and turns, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the dramatic skill of a novelist.´´-Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies ´´A complex tale of powerful industry, local politics, water rights, epidemiology, public health and cancer in a gripping, page-turning environmental thriller.´´-NPR ´´Unstoppable reading.´´-The Philadelphia Inquirer ´´Meticulously researched and compellingly recounted . . . It´s every bit as important-and as well-written-as A Civil Action and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.´´-The Star-Ledger ´´Fascinating . . . a gripping environmental thriller.´´-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) ´´An honest, thoroughly researched, intelligently written book.´´-Slate ´´[A] hard-hitting account . . . a triumph.´´-Nature ´´Absorbing and thoughtful.´´-USA Today

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Stand: Oct 26, 2018
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Hardcore Twenty-Four: Stephanie Plum, Book 24 ,...
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Janet Evanovich´s number one New York Times best-selling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her latest captivating thriller where mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey. It´s a pretty routine week for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Headless bodies have started appearing across town in Trenton, New Jersey. At first, it´s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. Then a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church. Stephanie Plum knows that she´s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer. If that´s not enough, Diesel´s back in town. The six-foot-tall, blond-haired hunk accepts no limits - that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton´s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, isn´t pleased at his arrival, nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant with his own plans for Stephanie. Jersey´s favourite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel´s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorelei King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000625/bk_head_000625_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: Aug 13, 2018
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Hardcore Twenty-Four
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Headless bodies have started appearing across town in Trenton, New Jersey... Mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey in Hardcore Twenty-Four, the thrilling twenty-fourth adventure in the laugh-out-loud Stephanie Plum series by No. 1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich. The perfect read for fans of Harlan Coben and Sue Grafton. Raves for Janet Evanovich´s bestselling novels: ´Razor sharp´ (Sunday Express); ´Non-stop laughs with plenty of high jinks´ (USA Today); ´Pithy, witty and fast-paced´ (The Sunday Times). At first, it´s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. Then a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church. Stephanie Plum knows that she´s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer. If that´s not enough, Diesel´s back in town. The six-foot-tall, blond-haired hunk accepts no limits - that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton´s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, isn´t pleased at his arrival, nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant with his own plans for Stephanie. Jersey´s favourite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel´s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events? What readers are saying about the Stephanie Plum series: ´Janet Evanovich is a master creator of personalities, and the characters of Stephanie Plum, Lula and the irrepressible Grandma Mazur are works of art´ ´Thrilling with a wicked sense of humour pervading the book´ ´There is something for everyone - adventure, action, romance, comedy and sex´

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Stand: Oct 26, 2018
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Hardcore Twenty-Four
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Janet Evanovich´s #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey... Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won´t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie´s main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun-whether that´s for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen. Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, it´s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that she´s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer. If all that´s not enough, Diesel´s back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits-that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton´s hottest cop, Joe Morelli isn´t pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie. As usual Jersey´s favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What´s the deal with Grandma Mazur´s latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel´s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?

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Stand: Oct 26, 2018
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Hardcore Twenty-Four: A Stephanie Plum Novel
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Janet Evanovich´s #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey... Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won´t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie´s main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun-whether that´s for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen. Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, it´s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that she´s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer. If all that´s not enough, Diesel´s back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits-that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton´s hottest cop, Joe Morelli isn´t pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie. As usual Jersey´s favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What´s the deal with Grandma Mazur´s latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel´s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?

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Stand: Oct 26, 2018
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The Streets: An LP Novel , Hörbuch, Digital, 1,...
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A mixed martial artist has one last fight. To make things right. He just wants to train. Hop an NJ Transit train. Do some work in Newark. Rep his fight team and his fans across the nation. Outlast that international sensation. Then maybe get back with his bae. Make it like back in the day. But he’s feelin the heat. On Jersey’s streets. They docked his dock job. He owes a favor to The Frog. And his teen son T´s bein bullied. His plan’s all gettin sullied. Not to mention dealing with issues of class. Race. The mirror´s reflecting face. It’s like there’s no escapin ’08. But wait. Let the haters hate. Franco’s goin for great. Fightin straight outta Woodbridge. AKA Hoodbridge. The Wood. The Hood. By any name, a town. Too small to be a city. Too broke to be a burb. Too rough to be rural. Just a tough little Turnpike town. Older than America yet representative of today’s America. Connecting north to south. Red to blue. Old to new. Either a perfect alchemy. Or an insane stew. In March of ’08 it was looking like the latter. One that would swallow up Franco and T both. All in a novel written lyrical. Nah not a miracle. Just made in the USA. Like jazz. Stand-up. And MMA. LP Novel: (n.) A novel that is written lyrical. At times. In its usage of wordplay. And rhymes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cary Hite. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120547/bk_acx0_120547_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: Aug 13, 2018
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Amazing Tales from the Chicago Bears Sideline: ...
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Walk the field with Butkus, Ditka, and Payton and share in the great Chicago victories! The Chicago Bears are more than a football team - they are a legend. Founded in 1919, the Bears have won more regular season games than any other NFL franchise. With 26 players in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and thirteen retired jerseys, it’s no wonder the Bears can be defined by three phrases: Big, tough, and full of characters. The Bears, like Chicago, are not just people. They are personalities. In Amazing Tales From the Chicago Bears Sideline, Bears fans can hear about the men who have made the Bears one of the greatest franchises in pro football - George Halas, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Walter Payton, and many others. Former Bears star Steve McMichael takes a front row seat in this collection of stories. Listeners get to walk through the most vibrant years of a charter NFL franchise - as seen through the eyes of a legendary player. McMichael covers it all, from training camp misadventures in Lake Forest, Illinois, and Platteville, Wisconsin, and Ditka’s locker room tirades to nights on the town with Dan Hampton and friends and behind-the-scenes glimpses of extraordinary teammates. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Craine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008670/bk_adbl_008670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: Aug 13, 2018
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