For our team, Independence Day means getting backyard bar-b-ques, fireworks, sandy beaches and long drives through the country. Today, we wanted to share a few ACX produced titles we’ll be listening to this independence weekend. Show your fellow rights holders and producers some love by checking out one of the titles below over at Audible, and enjoy the 4th!
At 29, Adam Shepard visited seventeen countries on four continents and lived some amazing adventures, spending just $19,420.68 – less than it would have cost him to stay at home. “It’s interesting to me,” he says, “that in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Europe, it’s normal for people to pack a bag, buy a plane ticket, and get ‘Out There.’ In the U.S., though, we live with this very stiff paradigm: graduate college, work, find a spouse, make babies, work some more, retire, which can be a great existence, but leaves little room to load up a backpack and dip into various cultures, to see places, to really develop our own identity.” Let Adam inspire you to truly experience the world this weekend.
Here’s one is for all the history buffs out there: this week is the 150th anniversary of the famous battle, so there’s no better time to listen to this stirring collection of first-hand accounts from Privates on up to the commanding Generals at the Battle of Gettysburg woven into a dramatic and compelling narrative.
How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World’s Most Inspiring Presentations – Written by Jeremy Donovan, read by Kevin Pierce.
Anyone who’s a fan of the often enthralling and informative TED Talks, or any ACXer who has a corporate day job will enjoy this complete guide for creating presentations that inspire others through your story. Based on intensive study of the most popular TED Talks, this step-by-step playbook shows you how to select your topic, craft your narrative, master your delivery, and refine your design. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone that you’ve been ‘working’ at the beach!
For those looking for the audio equivalent of the big summer blockbusters, check out Spill, a great sci-fi listen complete with humor, romance, and end-of-the-world alien-hermit-crab occupation!
Finally, tennis star Jason Cartwright’s playboy image is taking a public beating, a knee injury is shutting down his game, and the paparazzi are splashing his love life on every magazine. Single-mom Izzy Connors sees people for who they really are through the lens of her camera, and even without it, she knows Jason isn’t the star he appears to be. His charm and good looks haven’t dimmed since he broke her heart, but can Izzy put the past behind her and help Jason get his game, and his image, back on track? Or will the click of her camera shatter his world as well as his heart?
These titles and more are available for download at Audible. Check ’em out, and tell us what you’ll be listening to this weekend in the comments!