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Book Update: Rohit Raju

Rohit Raju is one of the most charismatic and talented wrestlers to ever spend time in IMPACT Wrestling, so it was a pleasure interviewing him for my book.

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Audiobook Review: The Sparks by Kyle Prue

The Sparks by Kyle Prue is a fascinating first entry in a trilogy that shows a great deal of promise. Read on for my thoughts on this novel, and whether or not you should dive into this world of feuding and fantasy.

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Book Update: Dan Severn

When NWA-TNA was formed in 2002, Dan “The Beast” Severn was the reigning NWA World Heavyweight Champion. He was stripped of his title, which was then won by Ken Shamrock, whom I also interviewed, at the first ever NWA-TNA pay-per-view. What are Dan’s thoughts on this and why wasn’t he part of NWA-TNA? You’ll find out in my book because I had the pleasure of speaking with Dan about this. He shared with me his candid thoughts on the situation, Jeff Jarrett, Ken Shamrock, and more.

Book Review: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson is one of the most wildly successful books I’ve ever seen. On Audible, it has nearly 150,000 reviews, beating out the Harry Potter books by a wide margin. In the author’s words, is this book “worth giving a fuck” about? Read on for my thoughts.

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Book Review — 24/6: The Power Of Unplugging One Day A Week

I recently listened to the audiobook 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week by Tiffany Shlain. Read on for my thoughts on this intriguing book.

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Audiobook Review: Pines by Blake Crouch

Pines by Blake Crouch is the first book in the Wayward Pines Trilogy. This series of books launched an excellent TV show on Fox a few years back that, unfortunately, only last two seasons. Nevertheless, I encourage you to watch it, as it is highly entertaining. I listened to the audiobook version of Pines, published by Brilliance Audio. Is it any good? Read on for my thoughts.

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Audible Live: John Lithgow

John Lithgow is a legendary actor whose body of work is immense. TV, movies, Broadway, books, and more — he’s done it all! Just this week, he was on Audible Live for a sit-down interview about taking part in the Audible production of James Patterson’s The Guilty. You can watch the full interview below.

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Free Audiobooks

Want to listen to all 12 short stories included in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes for free? I’ve got you covered. Below, for you listening pleasure, you’ll find all 12 of these short stories for you to enjoy whenever you like.

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August Heat: W.F. Harvey

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PHENISTONE ROAD, CLAPHAM,

August 20th, 19—.

I HAVE HAD what I believe to be the most remarkable day in my life, and while the events are still fresh in my mind, I wish to put them down on paper as clearly as possible.

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A Warning to the Curious: M.R. James

The place on the east coast which the reader is asked to consider is Scaburgh. It is not very different now from what I remember it to have been when I was a child. Marshes intersected by dykes to the south, recalling the early chapters of Great Expectations; flat fields to the north, merging into heath; heath, fir woods, and, above all, gorse, inland. A long sea-front and a street: behind that a spacious church of flint, with a broad, solid western tower and a peal of six bells. How well I remember their sound on a hot Sunday in August, as our party went slowly up the white, dusty slope of road towards them, for the church stands at the top of a short, steep incline. They rang with a flat clacking sort of sound on those hot days, but when the air was softer they were mellower too. The railway ran down to its little terminus farther along the same road. There was a gay white windmill just before you came to the station, and another down near the shingle at the south end the town, and yet others on higher ground to the north. There were cottages of bright red brick with slate roofs… but why do I encumber you with these commonplace details? The fact is that they come crowding to the point of the pencil when it begins to write of Seaburgh. I should like to be sure that I had allowed the right ones to get on to the paper. But I forgot. I have not quite done with the word-painting business yet.

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