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The Kindle Chronicles

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The Kindle Chronicles
The Kindle Chronicles

The Kindle Chronicles

Len Edgerly

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A weekly podcast about the Kindle and eBooks with in-depth conversations with guests--authors, technology experts, book industry analysts, Amazon execs, educators, agents, readers, and more.

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TKC 593 Recorded in Malta

We are in Malta today. I created and uploaded this episode using my iPhone, which led to numerous unforeseen challenges. I hope you will be able to listen to it.

47 MIN1 d ago
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TKC 593 Recorded in Malta

TKC 592 Bestselling Author Robin Cook

--Photo by John Earle Author of Genesis Interview starts at 17:02 and ends at 43:00 Links “Hey Google, play me the news” by Liz Gannes at Google’s blog Robin Cook TEDx talk (YouTube) at his alma mater, Wesleyan University - September 17, 2019 Books by Robin Cook: Coma, Cell, Pandemic, Marker CRISPR-Cas9 Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

45 MIN1 w ago
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TKC 592 Bestselling Author Robin Cook

TKC 591 Sarah Gelman - Happy Thanksgiving!

Director, Books PR & Editorial at Amazon.com Interview starts at 11:47 and ends at 48:10 “We really want to choose books that we feel like customers will love or--in a non-pushy way--should love.” Links “Alexa’s voice can now express disappointment and excitement” by Jay Peters at The Verge - November 26, 2019 Alexa Skills Kit Blog post on new Emotions and Speaking styles - November 26, 2019 Sarah Gelman’s posts at The Amazon Book Review Amazon’s Best Books of 2019 (amazon.com/bestbooks2019) South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations by Sean Brock The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber by Mike Isaac They Called Us Enemy by George Takei Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson Will the Cat Eat My Eyeballs: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins “What I’m reading on my summer vacation” by Sarah Gelman at The Amazon Book Review - July 3, 2019 TV Shows mentioned: This is Us, A Million Little Things, Younger, Next Week’s Guest Robin Cook, author of Genesis: A Novel, available for pre-order from G. P. Putnam’s Sons, with release on December 3, 2019 Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

52 MIN2 w ago
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TKC 591 Sarah Gelman - Happy Thanksgiving!

TKC 590 Natalia Montuori

Amazon’s General Manager of Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading “There are so many types of readers. There are so many reasons, and so what we’re just trying to do is make a service that is valuable and compelling, to delight readers.” Links “Amazon Has Become America’s CEO Factory” by Dana Mattioli at The Wall Street Journal - November 20, 2019 “Amazon’s smart speakers outship Google’s by almost triple, Canalys says” by Corinne Reichert at CNET - November 13, 2019 Amazon Black Friday Countdown deals Amazon press release on Black Friday deals - November 18, 2019 Kindle Unlimited storefront Click here to see your Kindle Unlimited subscription The Weight of Ink and Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story by Rachel Kadish The Forward Amazon Original Stories series, available on Kindle Unlimited Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays by Joan Didion Next Week’s Guest: Sarah Gelman, Director of Books PR and Editorial at Amazon, giving an overview of the Best Books of 2019 Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

51 MIN3 w ago
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TKC 590 Natalia Montuori

TKC 589 Master of Suspense Dean Koontz

Author of the new short story collection, Nameless “Once I came to that decision and came to Amazon, it has been so far one of the finest experiences I’ve ever had, working with the people in Amazon Original Stories and Amazon Publishing at Thomas & Mercer. Writers can’t ask for more supportive, more interesting people to work with. So it turned out to be the right decision.” Links DeanKoontz.com Dean Koontz’s author page at Amazon.com The Nameless short story collection at Amazon Devoted by Dean Koontz - Available for pre-order with delivery March 31, 2020 Ricochet Joe by Dean Koontz My previous interview with Dean Koontz on January 13, 2018 - TKC 493 Next Week’s Guest: Natalia Montuori, GM Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading at Amazon Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

32 MINNOV 16
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TKC 589 Master of Suspense Dean Koontz

TKC 588 Jane Friedman

Author, Editor, Professor & Speaker Links “The Best Amazon early Black Friday deals: Here’s what’s hot” by Rick Broida at CNET - November 7, 2019 Jane Friedman’s blog and newsletters, Electric Speed (free) and The Hot Sheet (paid subscription) How to Reform Capitalism by The School of Life The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman Next Week’s Guest: Dean Koontz, author of the six-story Nameless series that will be released by Amazon Publishing on November 12, 2019 Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

52 MINNOV 9
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TKC 588 Jane Friedman

TKC 587 Remembering Claire

The Yorkie Claire June 7, 2005 - October 24, 2019 Links Kindle Kids Edition - $110 at Amazon.com YouTube video of Claire picking John Aga as the winning entry for a Fire Tablet nine years ago Instagram photos of our Yorkie Claire, RIP All the Dogs of My Life by Elizabeth Von Arnim Video of Claire chasing a ball on Christmas, 2015 Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! This episode is dedicated to the memory of our Yorkie Claire, peacefully departed from this world here in Maine yesterday. Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

49 MINNOV 1
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TKC 587 Remembering Claire

TKC 586 Kurt Beidler

Director, Kids and Family at Amazon Interview starts at 13:20 and ends at 40:57 Links Amazon Go store locations “Report of Amazon Go Coming to Airports Is a Sign of Far Greater Change to Come” by Chris Walton at Forbes - October 10, 2-019 Amazon’s Leadership Principles Kindle Kids Edition Rick Riordan author’s page at Amazon.com Primed Podcast from KUOW in Seattle Land of the Giants podcast from Vox “Introducing the News app on Fire TV” by Puneet Puri at the Fire TV blog - October 22, 2019 The Daily Recount Instagram photos of our Yorkie Claire, RIP Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! This episode is dedicated to the memory of our Yorkie Claire, peacefully departed from this world here in Maine yesterday. Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

52 MINOCT 26
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TKC 586 Kurt Beidler

TKC 585 Cristi Ross Crain

Retired Elementary School Teacher in Upton, Wyoming Interview starts at 5:31 and ends at 33:07 Links “Millions of Amazon Echo and Kindle Devices Affected by WiFi Bug” by Lawrence Abrams at Bleeping Computer - October 17, 2019 Christi Ross Crain interviewed as Teacher of the Year in 2012 (YouTube) Upton, Wyoming Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence by Bill O’Reilly Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel and Reamde: A Novel by Neal Stephenson Neal Stephenson’s author page at Amazon.comMusic for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

42 MINOCT 19
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TKC 585 Cristi Ross Crain

TKC 548 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 13:04 and ends at 51:49 “We don’t want to be constantly wired. We don’t want brain implants. We just want the ability to get information and communication when we need it and the way we need it. Amazon is essentially saying, ‘in your car, on your ear, in your pocket? Sure. In your environment, your home. We’re just going to thread all this together, so that you can use it when you need it, and it just disappears in the background when you don’t.’” Links “Is Amazon Unstoppable?” by Charles Duhigg at The New Yorker - October 10, 2019 “Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan” by Franklin Foer at The Atlantic - November, 2019 Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) vs. Fire HD 10 (2017) by Simon Hill at Digital Trends - October 7, 2019 All-new Kindle Kids Edition ($110) at Amazon.com - Available October 30, 2019 Kindle with Audible Narration books List of 10,000+ Whispersync for Voice-enabled books for children ages 9-12 IndieWire review of “Jexi” - October 11, 2019 Oura heartrate monitor ring LOOMO personal robot - $1,799 at Amazon.com Neal Stephenson’s author page at Amazon.com Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel and Reamde: A Novel by Neal Stephenson The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe Apollo by Catherine Bly Cox and Charles Murray Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

52 MINOCT 12
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TKC 548 James McQuivey

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TKC 593 Recorded in Malta

We are in Malta today. I created and uploaded this episode using my iPhone, which led to numerous unforeseen challenges. I hope you will be able to listen to it.

47 MIN1 d ago
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TKC 593 Recorded in Malta

TKC 592 Bestselling Author Robin Cook

--Photo by John Earle Author of Genesis Interview starts at 17:02 and ends at 43:00 Links “Hey Google, play me the news” by Liz Gannes at Google’s blog Robin Cook TEDx talk (YouTube) at his alma mater, Wesleyan University - September 17, 2019 Books by Robin Cook: Coma, Cell, Pandemic, Marker CRISPR-Cas9 Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

45 MIN1 w ago
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TKC 592 Bestselling Author Robin Cook

TKC 591 Sarah Gelman - Happy Thanksgiving!

Director, Books PR & Editorial at Amazon.com Interview starts at 11:47 and ends at 48:10 “We really want to choose books that we feel like customers will love or--in a non-pushy way--should love.” Links “Alexa’s voice can now express disappointment and excitement” by Jay Peters at The Verge - November 26, 2019 Alexa Skills Kit Blog post on new Emotions and Speaking styles - November 26, 2019 Sarah Gelman’s posts at The Amazon Book Review Amazon’s Best Books of 2019 (amazon.com/bestbooks2019) South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations by Sean Brock The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood The Nickel Boys: A Novel by Colson Whitehead Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber by Mike Isaac They Called Us Enemy by George Takei Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson Will the Cat Eat My Eyeballs: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins “What I’m reading on my summer vacation” by Sarah Gelman at The Amazon Book Review - July 3, 2019 TV Shows mentioned: This is Us, A Million Little Things, Younger, Next Week’s Guest Robin Cook, author of Genesis: A Novel, available for pre-order from G. P. Putnam’s Sons, with release on December 3, 2019 Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

52 MIN2 w ago
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TKC 591 Sarah Gelman - Happy Thanksgiving!

TKC 590 Natalia Montuori

Amazon’s General Manager of Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading “There are so many types of readers. There are so many reasons, and so what we’re just trying to do is make a service that is valuable and compelling, to delight readers.” Links “Amazon Has Become America’s CEO Factory” by Dana Mattioli at The Wall Street Journal - November 20, 2019 “Amazon’s smart speakers outship Google’s by almost triple, Canalys says” by Corinne Reichert at CNET - November 13, 2019 Amazon Black Friday Countdown deals Amazon press release on Black Friday deals - November 18, 2019 Kindle Unlimited storefront Click here to see your Kindle Unlimited subscription The Weight of Ink and Tolstoy Lied: A Love Story by Rachel Kadish The Forward Amazon Original Stories series, available on Kindle Unlimited Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays by Joan Didion Next Week’s Guest: Sarah Gelman, Director of Books PR and Editorial at Amazon, giving an overview of the Best Books of 2019 Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

51 MIN3 w ago
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TKC 590 Natalia Montuori

TKC 589 Master of Suspense Dean Koontz

Author of the new short story collection, Nameless “Once I came to that decision and came to Amazon, it has been so far one of the finest experiences I’ve ever had, working with the people in Amazon Original Stories and Amazon Publishing at Thomas & Mercer. Writers can’t ask for more supportive, more interesting people to work with. So it turned out to be the right decision.” Links DeanKoontz.com Dean Koontz’s author page at Amazon.com The Nameless short story collection at Amazon Devoted by Dean Koontz - Available for pre-order with delivery March 31, 2020 Ricochet Joe by Dean Koontz My previous interview with Dean Koontz on January 13, 2018 - TKC 493 Next Week’s Guest: Natalia Montuori, GM Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading at Amazon Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

32 MINNOV 16
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TKC 589 Master of Suspense Dean Koontz

TKC 588 Jane Friedman

Author, Editor, Professor & Speaker Links “The Best Amazon early Black Friday deals: Here’s what’s hot” by Rick Broida at CNET - November 7, 2019 Jane Friedman’s blog and newsletters, Electric Speed (free) and The Hot Sheet (paid subscription) How to Reform Capitalism by The School of Life The Business of Being a Writer by Jane Friedman Next Week’s Guest: Dean Koontz, author of the six-story Nameless series that will be released by Amazon Publishing on November 12, 2019 Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

52 MINNOV 9
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TKC 588 Jane Friedman

TKC 587 Remembering Claire

The Yorkie Claire June 7, 2005 - October 24, 2019 Links Kindle Kids Edition - $110 at Amazon.com YouTube video of Claire picking John Aga as the winning entry for a Fire Tablet nine years ago Instagram photos of our Yorkie Claire, RIP All the Dogs of My Life by Elizabeth Von Arnim Video of Claire chasing a ball on Christmas, 2015 Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! This episode is dedicated to the memory of our Yorkie Claire, peacefully departed from this world here in Maine yesterday. Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

49 MINNOV 1
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TKC 587 Remembering Claire

TKC 586 Kurt Beidler

Director, Kids and Family at Amazon Interview starts at 13:20 and ends at 40:57 Links Amazon Go store locations “Report of Amazon Go Coming to Airports Is a Sign of Far Greater Change to Come” by Chris Walton at Forbes - October 10, 2-019 Amazon’s Leadership Principles Kindle Kids Edition Rick Riordan author’s page at Amazon.com Primed Podcast from KUOW in Seattle Land of the Giants podcast from Vox “Introducing the News app on Fire TV” by Puneet Puri at the Fire TV blog - October 22, 2019 The Daily Recount Instagram photos of our Yorkie Claire, RIP Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! This episode is dedicated to the memory of our Yorkie Claire, peacefully departed from this world here in Maine yesterday. Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

52 MINOCT 26
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TKC 586 Kurt Beidler

TKC 585 Cristi Ross Crain

Retired Elementary School Teacher in Upton, Wyoming Interview starts at 5:31 and ends at 33:07 Links “Millions of Amazon Echo and Kindle Devices Affected by WiFi Bug” by Lawrence Abrams at Bleeping Computer - October 17, 2019 Christi Ross Crain interviewed as Teacher of the Year in 2012 (YouTube) Upton, Wyoming Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence by Bill O’Reilly Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel and Reamde: A Novel by Neal Stephenson Neal Stephenson’s author page at Amazon.comMusic for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

42 MINOCT 19
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TKC 585 Cristi Ross Crain

TKC 548 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 13:04 and ends at 51:49 “We don’t want to be constantly wired. We don’t want brain implants. We just want the ability to get information and communication when we need it and the way we need it. Amazon is essentially saying, ‘in your car, on your ear, in your pocket? Sure. In your environment, your home. We’re just going to thread all this together, so that you can use it when you need it, and it just disappears in the background when you don’t.’” Links “Is Amazon Unstoppable?” by Charles Duhigg at The New Yorker - October 10, 2019 “Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan” by Franklin Foer at The Atlantic - November, 2019 Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) vs. Fire HD 10 (2017) by Simon Hill at Digital Trends - October 7, 2019 All-new Kindle Kids Edition ($110) at Amazon.com - Available October 30, 2019 Kindle with Audible Narration books List of 10,000+ Whispersync for Voice-enabled books for children ages 9-12 IndieWire review of “Jexi” - October 11, 2019 Oura heartrate monitor ring LOOMO personal robot - $1,799 at Amazon.com Neal Stephenson’s author page at Amazon.com Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel and Reamde: A Novel by Neal Stephenson The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe Apollo by Catherine Bly Cox and Charles Murray Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.

52 MINOCT 12
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TKC 548 James McQuivey
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