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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
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Turf Wars (Complete, Series 1) (Bbc Radio 4  Comedy) Audiobook

Turf Wars (Complete, Series 1) (Bbc Radio 4 Comedy)

Four comic dramas about boundaries that are both territorial and personal, as heard on BBC Radio 4.Territory is the theme that unites these four humorous plays - whether that means fighting over an allotment plot, dealing with the sudden partition of a country, guarding the privacy of a garden or battling with the council over school catchment areas.In 'Losing the Plot', shy Edward decides to apply for an allotment plot after an encounter with attractive allotment-holder Amanda. But doing so involves an interview with ferocious site-manager Bernie who runs the allotments with military rigour. Starring James Fleet as Edward, Joanna Monroe as Amanda and Jonathan Coy as Bernie. Written by Nick Warburton and directed by Peter KavanaghIn 'An Incident at the Border', Arthur and Olivia are enjoying the sun in their local park on a beautiful summer's day. Olivia is reading a newspaper article on their country's new-found independence. Arthur, who is apolitical, is just enjoying watching the ducks. Suddenly a soldier arrives, dragging a tape across the ground, marking out the new border. He barges between the two young people. Now one is on one side of the border, and one on the other! How can the lovers be reunited? Starring Joseph Kloska as Arthur, Leah Brotherhead as Olivia and Nigel Planer as Reiver. Written by Kieran Lynn and directed by Peter Kavanagh.In 'How's Your Mother?' Humphrey Partridge is reckoned to be anti-social, indeed stand-offish. But he always has an excuse - namely that he has to look after his ailing elderly mother. No-one has ever met the legendary matriarch. Not even nosy Raj the local postman. But one morning when Humphrey is at work, Raj notices a fire in Humphrey's house, breaks in to put it out and makes an extraordinary discovery. Soon police are digging in Humphrey's garden. But just what is Humphrey's dark secret? Starring Michael Maloney as Humphrey Partridge, Adeel Akhtar as Raj/Sgt Wallis, Sam Dale as Mr Denton/Trevor, Sally Orrock as Mrs Denton and Christine Kavanagh as Mrs Jones. Written by Simon Brett and directed by Peter Kavanagh.In 'The Accidental Head', Beth just wants what's best for her 11 year old son; a solid secondary education at the kind of school that recognises his genius, as well as his aptitude for baroque music. A school like Folgate. But when the family is edged out of Folgate's catchment area, a battle begins Starring Katherine Parkinson as Beth, Darren Boyd as Jake, Emma Fryer as Ruth Willith, Alex Tregear as the journalist, Sally Orrock as Helen and Brian Bowles as Farmer/Hughes. Written by Jeremy Front and directed by James Robinson

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The Witness at the Wedding Audiobook

The Witness at the Wedding

Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Release Date: January 2006

The seaside town of Fethering, home to Carole Seddon and her friend Jude, is a place rife with foul play, as evidenced in this sixth mystery in the series. Carole's son is getting married to a wonderful girl with rather odd parents. Talk of publicizing the event seems to frighten them beyond words. When the father of the bride is found brutally murdered, Carole enlists Jude's help in sifting through the guest list, including Gaby's nefarious brother and her uncle, a justice of the peace, before the festivities become completely funereal.

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The Torso in the Town Audiobook

The Torso in the Town

Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Release Date: June 2005

A stuffy dinner party at an English mansion is not Jude's cup of tea. But when the nearly mummified torso of a woman shows up in the cellar, Jude and her reluctant neighbor, Carole, soon find themselves embroiled in a puzzling whodunit. "A highly enjoyable read."-Daily Mail (London)

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The Stabbing in the Stables Audiobook

The Stabbing in the Stables

Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Ralph Cosham Release Date: November 2008

Fethering's favorite sleuths are at it again. Jude and Carole Seddon find themselves in the midst of some horseplay after stumbling upon the body of ex-equestrian Walter Fleet at Long Bamber Stables. The police attribute the stabbing death to the mysterious "Horse Ripper," who's been mutilating mares across West Sussex and who Walter obviously caught in the act. But considering Walter's track record out of the saddle, Jude and Carole find that there are plenty of murder suspects, including Walter's put-upon wife and more than a few jealous husbands who wanted Walter put out to pasture. "A pair of sleuths who are winning enough to make the reader invite them back for more...Holmes and Watson with a dash of Laurel and Hardy."-Toronto Star

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The Hanging in the Hotel Audiobook

The Hanging in the Hotel

Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Release Date: June 2005

The Hopwicke Country House Hotel once boasted a clientele of the rich and famous. But hard times call for hard measures, so owner Suzy Longthorne throws open her doors to welcome the Pillars of Sussex, an elitist group of local businessmen whose social gatherings revolve around drinking and off-color commentary. She hires Jude to help keep the spirits flowing. But when one of the initiates turns up dead, it's up to Jude to uncover a truth no one wants discovered.

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The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Death Cap & Devil Take The Hindmost Audiobook

The Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: Death Cap & Devil Take The Hindmost

On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes. Death Cap sees Paolo attending a monastic retreat far out in County Cork, where a sudden death among the Franciscan brothers causes him to suspect foul play. In Devil Take the Hindmost, Paolo and Tina investigate the death of a student on campus, following the trail that leads to an arrogant clique dabbling in the occult. Is there a rational explanation, or is the Devil really involved? Two more thrilling mysteries for the clerical sleuth, starring David Threlfall, Tina Kellegher and T.P. McKenna in the series created by Barry Devlin and written by Simon Brett and Annie Caulfield. 'Paolo Baldi... has become something of a Radio 4 institution.' - Independent.

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The Body on the Beach Audiobook

The Body on the Beach

Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Release Date: April 2009

Recently retired, Carole Seddon is residing in the Fethering the cottage she purchased with her ex-husband. Theree she maintains a quiet and sensible life with the companionship of Gulliver, her Labrador retriever. But everything changes when she and Gulliver, while taking their daily constitutional, find a corpse on the beach. What's more, there are two wounds on its neck. The body mysteriously disappears and the police dismiss Carole as a befuddled middle-aged woman. She almost starts to believe it herself...until a stranger threatens her to keep quiet or else.Unable to contain her anxiety, Carole confides in her eccentric neighbor, Jude-who suggests that if the police cannot be bothered to catch a killer, maybe they should do it themselves.

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Star Trap Audiobook

Star Trap

Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Release Date: January 2007

Charles Paris has landed a role in a lavish West-End musical. The star, one of England's most popuar comedians, is adored by the public but despised in the business. He also seems to be behind some strange happenings backstage, including the rehearsal pianist being shot in the hand and an actor falling and breaking his leg. Why would the star want to sabotage his own show? The playwright wants to strangle him. The leading lady longs to stab him in the back. The young Lothario looks at him with deadly rage. And unless Charles turns the spotlight on the real behind-the-scenes saboteur before opening night, murder will take top billing. "Adeptly narrated by Geoffrey Howard, this short mystery moves nimbly. Howard's deep voice manuevers characters deftly and allows for individuation of the dramatic lead, Christopher Milton; his leading lady; and others behind the set who may be suspects."-AudioFile

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Sicken and So Die Audiobook

Sicken and So Die

Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Release Date: June 2010

Simon Brett's oldest and most beloved character, Charles Paris, is back. Paris, the often out-of-work actor, has a good part, for a change, playing Sir Toby Belch in a summer festival production of "Twelfth Night." But when the director takes ill and then Paris' friend in the production is the apparent victim of intentional food poisoning meant for Paris, it's not long until the bodies start to turn up. Paris is forced to deal not only with a wild young director whose idea of Shakespeare the bard himself would hate, but with a murderer in the production as well. "The lugubrious but quick-witted Paris is in rollicking good form in this thoroughly delightful romp. A must for actor wanna-bes, mystery buffs, and Shakespeare fans."-Booklist

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Murder Unprompted Audiobook

Murder Unprompted

Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Release Date: January 2007

"I want you all out-gone-dead-exterminated!" Alex Household had cried when, after a lifetime of struggle, he lost the starring role in a new play to an actor who couldn't remember his lines. But did that mean that it was Alex who had shot the leading man dead during his climactic speech? Charles Paris, for one, could see many logical suspects, from the devious producer, to the gullible playwright, to the young starlet's overprotective mother. But before Charles Paris, our middle-aged actor-drinker-detective, could begin his investigation, he was in for a shock: the powers-that-be chose him as the new leading man. Finally, Charles would discover stardom-and what a dead man saw in the last moments of his life! "[An] irresistible roguish actor-sleuth...wicked, biting satire on the show-biz world."-Washington Post Book World

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Murder in the Museum Audiobook

Murder in the Museum

Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Release Date: June 2005

When a human skeleton is found buried on the grounds of the famed Bracketts House, the historic home of the author Esmond Chadleigh, Carole Seddon and Jude must determine whether the beloved writer's sword was mightier than his pen and whether the snobbish, squabbling trustees of Bracketts House have something to hide.... "Few crime writers are as enchantingly gifted...as Simon Brett." -Sunday Times (London)

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Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: The Complete BBC Radio Crime series Audiobook

Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries: The Complete BBC Radio Crime series

The complete series 1-5 of the thrilling mystery series. On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes. Along with Tina, Paolo uncovers the truth behind the killings of several rockabilly band members, a high-profile case of a police officer’s murder, as well as delving into the highly competitive world of celebrity chefs. He also exposing a rift in a community of environmental activists, enters the world of romantic poetry to solve a suspected suicide, investigates the killing of a politically-incorrect figurehead, and finds that the death of a homeless man is not as simple as it appears. Follow the priest-cum-sleuth’s thrilling adventures as he solves mysteries throughout Ireland. David Threlfall, Tina Kellegher and T.P. McKenna star in this exciting series written by Simon Brett, Bill Murphy, Andrew Martin, Martin Meenan, John Murphy and Francis Turnly in the series created by Barry Devlin.

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