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  1. People of Abandoned Character Audiobook People of Abandoned Character
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  2. Box 88 Audiobook Box 88
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  3. Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE Audiobook Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE
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  4. A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis Audiobook A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
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  5. Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Audiobook Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
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  6. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future Audiobook A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
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  7. The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Audiobook The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
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  8. The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger Audiobook The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
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  9. Us Three Audiobook Us Three
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  10. Grown-Ups Audiobook Grown-Ups
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500 Words: A collection of short stories that reflect on the Black Lives Matter movement Audiobook

500 Words: A collection of short stories that reflect on the Black Lives Matter movement

Hot on the heels of the 500 Words: Black Lives Matter competition hosted by Virgin Radio in July, this audiobook contains a selection of inspiring, moving and poignant short stories from 500 Words: Black Lives Matter submitted by children from across the country and read by David Tennant, Amanda Abbington, Stephen Graham, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vivienne Acheampong, Jude Owusu, Angellica Bell, Michael Underwood, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Shobna Gulati, Rebecca Gethings and James Hepher; familiar voices who have kindly donated their time and talent to make this special project possible. Almost 6,000 children, aged between 5-13, submitted stories expressing their personal experiences, tales of empathy, learning and respect, building on the international conversation around Black Lives Matter. Originally devised by Chris Evans, the 500 Words competition has a rich 10-year heritage, giving children of all ethnicities and backgrounds a platform to express their imaginations and creativity through storytelling. Eight finalists and a further 92 stories were selected to be included in this important and timely collection, With writing tips from head judges Malorie Blackman, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Charlie Higson and Francesca Simon. Profits from the sale of the book are being donated to the children's literacy charity Coram Beanstalk in order to further their mission - building readers for life. 'What follows is an amazing and profound collection of some of our favourites. Be prepared to laugh, sigh and cry.' - Chris Evans 'Being part of 500 Words: Black Lives Matter was incredibly important to allow our younger generation an outlet for them to vocalise their thoughts and stories on this global issue of racism using the power of words.' - Angellica Bell

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BBC Comedy Festival: Comedians curate a line-up of their favourite performers Audiobook

BBC Comedy Festival: Comedians curate a line-up of their favourite performers

Author: Various Narrator: Daliso Chaponda, Darren Harriott, Jayde Adams, Jo Brand, Miles Jupp, Sara Pascoe Release Date: September 2020

Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts. The six episodes are hosted in turn by Miles Jupp, Jo Brand, Daliso Chaponda, Jayde Adams, Sara Pascoe and Darren Harriott. Let them guide you around their bespoke festival sites to meet Val McDermid in the literary tent or Paul Sinha in the trivia tent. Daliso Chaponda puts on a Festival of Protest, Darren Harriott curates a Festival of the Unexpected, while Jayde Adams puts Sarah Millican in charge of the VIP tent and has Australian comic Rhys Nicholson as her designated driver. Stand-up legend Simon Munnery entertains from a field, there's performance poetry from Nafeesa Hamid and Hollie McNish, and much, much more. Also, there are vampires. Producer: Richard Morris, Carl Cooper, Hayley Sterling, Leila Navabi and Ella Watts Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Chris Maclean A BBC Studios Production

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New Testament: From The Revised Geneva Translation Audiobook

New Testament: From The Revised Geneva Translation

Author: Various Narrator: Steve Cook Release Date: September 2020

The Revised Geneva Translation (based on Shakespeare's favorite Bible translation) is a 21st Century update of the very first widely-distributed version of the Holy Bible in English, The Geneva Bible. It is specifically designed to be SPOKEN and HEARD, repeatedly, and is built on the premise that a crucial key to revival in the present can be found in one simple practice from the past—speaking God’s Word back to each other in community. To that end, the RGT strives to preserve the textual cadence and poetry that is so essential to Elizabethan literature, while at the same time carefully eliminating archaic and potentially distracting 16th Century words, phrases, and punctuation (such as employing the proper use of parentheses and quotation marks). It preserves the Geneva Bible’s pioneering poetic style (i.e. beginning every verse on a new line - which aids tremendously in memorization). However, unlike the Geneva Bibles of the 1500’s, there is no commentary or other human adornment. The RGT intentionally omits these things and makes single interpretive choices, based primarily on the translations of William Tyndale and F.H.A. Scrivener. The study of textual variants is left to other Bibles more properly suited for that purpose. In scholarly terms, the RGT is a formal or complete equivalency, based on the Byzantine text-type family of manuscripts. It is our hope that this project will be a living and active Bible for this generation, built for hearing and doing (Matthew 7:24), and that it will be profitable for teaching, convicting, correcting, and instructing in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16)… “…that your faith might not be in the wisdom of man, but in the power of God.” -1 Corinthians 2:5

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Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World Audiobook

Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World

Building from his acclaimed anthology Tales of Two Americas, beloved writer and editor John Freeman draws together a group of our greatest writers from around the world to help us see how the environmental crisis is hitting some of the most vulnerable communities where they live. In the past five years, John Freeman, previously editor of Granta, has launched a celebrated international literary magazine, Freeman's, and compiled two acclaimed anthologies that deal with income inequality as it is experienced. In the course of this work, one major theme came up repeatedly: Climate change is making already dire inequalities much worse, devastating further the already devastated. But the problems of climate change are not restricted to those from the less developed world. Galvanized by his conversations with writers and activists around the world, Freeman engaged with some of today's most eloquent storytellers, many of whom hail from the places under the most acute stress--from the capital of Burundi to Bangkok, Thailand. The response has been extraordinary. Margaret Atwood conjures with a dys¬topian future in a remarkable poem. Lauren Groff whisks us to Florida; Edwidge Danticat to Haiti; Tahmima Anam to Bangladesh; Yasmine El Rashidi to Egypt, while Eka Kurniawan brings us to Indonesia, Chinelo Okparanta to Nigeria, and Anuradha Roy to the Himalayas in the wake of floods, dam building, and drought. This is a literary all-points bulletin of fiction, essays, poems, and reportage about the most important crisis of our times.

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The Vagina Book: An Owner's Manual for Taking Care of Your Down There Audiobook

The Vagina Book: An Owner's Manual for Taking Care of Your Down There

Author: Various Narrator: Various Release Date: August 2020

The Vagina Book is an essential guide packed with invaluable information about sexual health that everybody should know, but might be too afraid to ask. With sections on anatomy, periods, hormones, sex, contraception, fertility, hair care, and so much more, this fun-to-read guide helps readers make healthy decisions for their bodies. Compelling personal essays from a diverse group of luminary figures-including Margaret Cho, Roxane Gay, and Blair Imani-are sprinkled throughout, enriching the pages with beauty, strength, and honesty. *From OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Conti and the team behind the beloved Thinx period products *Dispenses with taboos and misinformation about vaginas and bodies *Provides the latest health research in easy-to-digest entries Advice includes yoga poses to help with PMS and cramping, a cheat sheet for making sense of contraception options, why you should care about your pelvic floor (plus easy strengthening exercises!), and the illustrated history of feminine hygiene products, from ancient Egypt through today. This groundbreaking guide is a perfect gift for every modern woman and a vital addition to every modern bookshelf. *A must-have handbook for anyone with a vagina *Presented in a luxe, cushioned case filled with more than a hundred vibrant illustrations *Perfect unique gift for anyone who is passionate about sexual health, feminism, and learning more about their body, as well as readers of Refinery29 and GOOP *Add it to the shelf with books like Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski PhD;, WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source by Alisa Vitti; and Pussy: A Reclamation by Regena Thomashaue.

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Books of I&II Corinthians Audiobook: From The Revised Geneva Translation Audiobook

Books of I&II Corinthians Audiobook: From The Revised Geneva Translation

Author: Various Narrator: Steve Cook Release Date: July 2020

The Revised Geneva Translation is a 21st-century update of the very first widely distributed version of the Holy Bible in English, the Geneva Bible. Just as in all preceding centuries, Biblical text in the 1500s was meant to be heard and seen as much as read because so many of those who received it were illiterate (especially Gentiles) and needed to memorize it and speak it back to each other often in order to facilitate meditation. To that end, the RGT strives to preserve the textual cadence and poetry that is so essential to Elizabethan literature, while at the same time eliminating archaic and potentially distracting 16th-century words, phrases, and punctuation. There is no commentary or other human adornment, only the simple, powerful, illuminating Word of God (John 12:48-50). In scholarly terms, it is a formal or complete equivalency, based on the Byzantine text-type family of manuscripts. At this writing, the RGT is one of only three major modern translations of the Holy Bible to be so (the others being the NKJV and MEV) and the only one based primarily on the Received Text, rather than the Majority. All other modern translations, including the NASB, ESV, NIV, and NLT, use the shorter Alexandrian text-type family of manuscripts as their base text, which, in addition to excluding passages such as Mark 16:9-20, John 7:53-8:11, and the “Johannine Comma” of 1John 5:7-8, also contains hundreds of other undocumented omissions from the Received Text. It is our hope that this project will be a living and active Bible for this generation, built for hearing and doing (Matthew 7:24), and that it will be profitable for teaching, convicting, correcting, and instructing in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).... “...that your faith might not be in the wisdom of man, but in the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:5)

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Us Against Alzheimer’s: Stories of Family, Love, and Faith Audiobook

Us Against Alzheimer’s: Stories of Family, Love, and Faith

This groundbreaking multicultural anthology shares moving personal stories about the impacts of Alzheimer’s and dementia. An estimated 5.7 million Americans are afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease, including ten percent of those over sixty-five, and it is the sixth leading cause of death. But its effects are more pervasive: For the nearly six million sufferers, there are more than sixteen million family caregivers and many more family members. Alzheimer’s wreaks havoc not only on brain cells—it is a disease of the spirit and heart for not only those who suffer from it, but also for their families. This groundbreaking anthology presents forty narratives, both nonfiction and fiction, that together capture the impact and complexity of Alzheimer’s and other dementias on patients, as well as their caregivers and family. Deeply personal, recounting the wrenching course of a disease that kills a loved one twice—first they forget who they are, and then the body succumbs—these stories also show how witnessing the disease and caring for someone with it can be powerfully transformative, calling forth amazing strength and grace.

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Revelation & Daniel (Dramatized) Audiobook

Revelation & Daniel (Dramatized)

Author: Various Narrator: Steve Cook Release Date: April 2020

During these times, Bible Prophecy has become more prominent. Nevertheless Books like Revelation and Daniel can be intimidating. But did you know that studies have shown for years that simply hearing and speaking back information, in addition to reading it, can significantly aid in retention and understanding? That's why we are offering this text-only compilation of the two most popular Books of the Bible when it comes to End Times Prophecy. There is no human adornment whatsoever; no footnotes and no commentary. We trust God at His word that He Himself will lead us into all truth (John 16:13). The Revised Geneva Translation of the Holy Bible is a faithful 21st Century update of the very first widely-distributed Bible in English, the Geneva Bible of the 1500's. The RGT is one of only a handful of modern translations to be based on the same text the Reformers used. As with all Scripture translated prior to the American Civil War, The Geneva Bible was specifically designed to be SPOKEN and HEARD (because a large percentage of antebellum believers were illiterate). So, in other words, the RGT is the text of Luther, Tyndale and Calvin, faithfully revised and updated to be heard and spoken by the modern believer. (Matthew 7:24, Luke 8:21) Draw closer to God today, by His Spirit alone. (Exodus 20:25)

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The King James Audio Bible Complete Audiobook

The King James Audio Bible Complete

Author: Various Narrator: Christopher Glyn Release Date: April 2020

Renowned for his hugely popular narration of the King James Bible, Christopher Glyn now brings his considerable inspirational talents to a unique new audiobook of the Complete Catholic Bible. And it’s not just Christopher’s voice that will be familiar to listeners – because this recording comprises his complete reading of KJV with the addition of the deuterocanonical books of Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom (Ecclesiasticus), Sirach, and Baruch as well as additions to the books of Esther and Daniel to make the original full complement of 77 books. For those who aren’t familiar with the distinction, the additional works are those recognized by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox Churches as being part of scripture. Protestants, on the other hand, do not regard them as being divinely inspired, but do recognize them as important books to read. Who better, then, to bring all these words of God to life than Christopher Glyn! Drawing on a thirty-five-year career as a Christian broadcaster and narrator, he delivers these stories in a uniquely expressive style that is filled with wonder at the beauty and power of God’s Word, yet which is clear, natural and easy to understand. Praise for Christopher’s reading of the King James Bible: ‘…a rich listening experience. I'd recommend it enthusiastically to anyone looking for a fuller inspirational experience.’ ‘Beautiful to listen to! Also comforting. It draws you closer to God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit. God bless the publisher and the narrator who reads it so harmonically. Many thanks in Jesus name!!!’ ‘This a brilliant book to listen to. Even if you are not religious. you will enjoy it. I would recommend it to all.’

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Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ: According to Matthew, Mark, Luke, John Audiobook

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ: According to Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Author: Various Narrator: Steve Cook Release Date: April 2020

The Revised Geneva Translation (based on Shakespeare's favorite Bible translation) is a 21st Century update of the very first widely-distributed version of the Holy Bible in English, The Geneva Bible. It is specifically designed to be SPOKEN and HEARD, repeatedly, and is built on the premise that a crucial key to revival in the present can be found in one simple practice from the past—speaking God’s Word back to each other in community. To that end, the RGT strives to preserve the textual cadence and poetry that is so essential to Elizabethan literature, while at the same time carefully eliminating archaic and potentially distracting 16th Century words, phrases, and punctuation (such as employing the proper use of parentheses and quotation marks). It preserves the Geneva Bible’s pioneering poetic style (i.e. beginning every verse on a new line - which aids tremendously in memorization). However, unlike the Geneva Bibles of the 1500’s, there is no commentary or other human adornment. The RGT intentionally omits these things and makes single interpretive choices, based primarily on the translations of William Tyndale and F.H.A. Scrivener. The study of textual variants is left to other Bibles more properly suited for that purpose. In scholarly terms, the RGT is a formal or complete equivalency, based on the Byzantine text-type family of manuscripts (the same text Reformers like Luther, Tyndale and Calvin used). It is our hope that this project will be a living and active Bible for this generation, built for hearing and doing (Matthew 7:24), and that it will be profitable for teaching, convicting, correcting, and instructing in righteousness (2Timothy 3:16)… “…that your faith might not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” -1Corinthians 2:5

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Acts Audiobook: From The Revised Geneva Translation Audiobook

Acts Audiobook: From The Revised Geneva Translation

Author: Various Narrator: Steve Cook Release Date: April 2020

The Revised Geneva Translation (based on Shakespeare's favorite Bible translation) is a 21st Century update of the very first widely-distributed version of the Holy Bible in English, The Geneva Bible. It is specifically designed to be SPOKEN and HEARD, repeatedly, and is built on the premise that a crucial key to revival in the present can be found in one simple practice from the past—speaking God’s Word back to each other in community. To that end, the RGT strives to preserve the textual cadence and poetry that is so essential to Elizabethan literature, while at the same time carefully eliminating archaic and potentially distracting 16th Century words, phrases, and punctuation (such as employing the proper use of parentheses and quotation marks). It preserves the Geneva Bible’s pioneering poetic style (i.e. beginning every verse on a new line - which aids tremendously in memorization). However, unlike the Geneva Bibles of the 1500’s, there is no commentary or other human adornment. The RGT intentionally omits these things and makes single interpretive choices, based primarily on the translations of William Tyndale and F.H.A. Scrivener. The study of textual variants is left to other Bibles more properly suited for that purpose. In scholarly terms, the RGT is a formal or complete equivalency, based on the Byzantine text-type family of manuscripts. It is our hope that this project will be a living and active Bible for this generation, built for hearing and doing (Matthew 7:24), and that it will be profitable for teaching, convicting, correcting, and instructing in righteousness (2Timothy 3:16)… “…that your faith might not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” -1Corinthians 2:5

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Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine: Creativity, Ecstasy, and Healing Audiobook

Psychedelic Mysteries of the Feminine: Creativity, Ecstasy, and Healing

Author: Various Narrator: Rosie Ackerman, Rosie Akerman Release Date: January 2020

An exploration of the connections between feminine consciousness and altered states from ancient times to present day • Explores the feminine qualities of the psychedelic self, ancient female roots of shamanism, and how altered states naturally tap into the female archetype • Discusses feminist psychedelic activism, female ecstatics, goddess consciousness, the dark feminine, and embodied paths to ecstasy • Includes contributions by Martina Hoffmann, Amanda Sage, Carl Ruck, and others Women have been shamans since time immemorial, not only because women have innate intuitive gifts, but also because the female body is wired to more easily experience altered states, such as during the process of birth. Whether female or male, the altered states produced by psychedelics and ecstatic trance expand our minds to tap into and enhance our feminine states of consciousness as well as reconnect us to the web of life. In this book, we discover the transformative powers of feminine consciousness and altered states as revealed by contributors both female and male, including revered scholars, visionary artists, anthropologists, modern shamans, witches, psychotherapists, and policy makers. The book begins with a deep look at the archetypal dimensions of the feminine principle and how entheogens give us open access to these ancient archetypes, including goddess consciousness and the dark feminine. The contributors examine the female roots of shamanism, including the role of women in the ancient rites of Dionysus, the Eleusinian Sacrament, and Norse witchcraft. They explore psychedelic and embodied paths to ecstasy, such as trance dance, holotropic breathwork, and the similarities of giving birth and taking mind-altering drugs. Looking at the healing potential of the feminine and altered states, they discuss the power of plant medicines, including ayahuasca, and the recasting of the medicine-woman archetype for the modern world. They explore the feminine in the creative process and discuss feminist psychedelic activism, sounding the call for more female voices in the psychedelic research community. Sharing the power of "femtheogenic" wisdom to help us move beyond a patriarchal society, this book reveals how feminine consciousness, when intermingled with psychedelic knowledge, carries and imparts the essence of inclusivity, interconnectedness, and balance our world needs to heal and consciously evolve.

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