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Old 06-11-2019, 09:00 AM   #5491
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Art Montana is an obsessive DEA agent. The Barrera brothers are heirs to a drug empire. Nora Hayden is a jaded teenager who becomes a high-class hooker. Father Parada is a powerful and incorruptible Catholic priest. Callan is an Irish kid from Hell’s Kitchen who grows up to be a merciless hit man. And they are all trapped in the world of the Mexican drug Federación. From the streets of New York City to Mexico City and Tijuana to the jungles of Central America, this is the war on drugs like you’ve never seen it.
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:08 AM   #5496
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:06 AM   #5498
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I'm guessing no, but it really depends on how Audible defines "next listens" and "Audible content" and "audio products".
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Yes, but I could add on a month or two if it would work this way. Worth asking them, I guess, depending what would give the best value: extending membership, buying extra credits or buying content directly.
I do believe that Audible must have at least one lawyer and one accountant on staff.
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Learn about the Origin of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Thanks (again?) to the person who mentioned Chirp audiobooks' website, a month or two ago.

I found two or three audiobooks in my last email from them that I'd like to own.

A couple of weeks ago, there was a discussion, on another thread, about the Oxford English Dictionary. Chirp is offering, at the present time, the book by Simon Winchester, The Meaning of Everything, which is about the OED.

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From a New York Times bestselling author comes the true account of the clever and surprisingly eccentric men who created the Oxford English Dictionary. Narrated by the author himself, The Boston Globe heralds this fascinating story as “devastatingly brilliant… Winchester makes words exciting.”

The narration runs a little over 7 hours. I listened to the sample of the audiobook that Chirp provideded, and the narration is good.

That discussion that we had piqued my interest in the OED, and makes this $4.99 audiobook a must-buy for me.

You might want to do some vetting of your own.

To purchase or learn more about the audiobook, I suggest one of the following two approaches. First, you can navigate to https://www.chirpbooks.com/deals. Select "Non-Fiction" in the horizontal menu near the top of the page. Scroll down until you see the information about the audiobook. Second, I haven't found a way to do a search of the site for a particular audiobook (without doing a specialized Google search); I recommend that you navigate to Chirp's homepage, and scan over the entire selection, in order to find this audiobook.

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