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  1. The Final Twist Audiobook The Final Twist
  2. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War Audiobook The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
  3. Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking Audiobook Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
  4. Win at Work and Succeed at Life: 5 Principles to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork Audiobook Win at Work and Succeed at Life: 5 Principles to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork
  5. Left You Dead Audiobook Left You Dead
  6. Protector: The epic new adventure through the battlefields of ancient Greece Audiobook Protector: The epic new adventure through the battlefields of ancient Greece
  7. Because of You: The instant Sunday Times bestseller 2020 Audiobook Because of You: The instant Sunday Times bestseller 2020
  8. The Wife Who Got a Life Audiobook The Wife Who Got a Life
  9. Covet Audiobook Covet
  10. The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World Audiobook The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World
Twilight Man: Love and Ruin in the Shadows of Hollywood and the Clark Empire Audiobook

Twilight Man: Love and Ruin in the Shadows of Hollywood and the Clark Empire

Author: Liz Brown Narrator: Bronson Pinchot, Liz Brown Release Date: May 2021

"In Twilight Man, Liz Brown uncovers a noir fairytale, a new glimpse into the opulent Gilded Age empire of the Clark family." -Bill Dedman, co-author of The New York Times bestseller Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune     The unbelievable true story of Harrison Post--the enigmatic lover of one of the richest men in 1920s Hollywood--and the battle for a family fortune. In the booming 1920s, William Andrews Clark Jr. was one of the richest, most respected men in Los Angeles. The son of the mining tycoon known as 'The Copper King of Montana,' Clark launched the Los Angeles Philharmonic and helped create the Hollywood Bowl. He was also a man with secrets, including a lover named Harrison Post. A former salesclerk, Post enjoyed a lavish existence among Hollywood elites, but the men's money--and their homosexuality--made them targets, for the district attorney, their employees and, in Post's case, his own family. When Clark died suddenly, Harrison Post inherited a substantial fortune--and a wealth of trouble. From Prohibition-era Hollywood to Nazi prison camps to Mexico City nightclubs, Twilight Man tells the story of an illicit love and the battle over a family estate that would destroy one man's life. Harrison Post was forgotten for decades, but after a chance encounter with his portrait, Liz Brown, Clark's great-grandniece, set out to learn his story. Twilight Man is more than just a biography. It is an exploration of how families shape their own legacies, and the lengths they will go in order to do so.

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The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams Audiobook

The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams

Author: Jonathan Ned Katz Narrator: Romy Nordlinger Release Date: May 2021

Eve Adams was a rebel. Born Chawa Zloczewer into a Jewish family in Poland, Adams emigrated to the United States in 1912. The young woman befriended anarchists, sold radical publications, took a new name, and ran lesbian-and-gay-friendly speakeasies in Chicago and New York. Then, in 1925, Adams risked all to write and publish a book titled Lesbian Love. In a repressive era, long before today's gay liberation movement, when American women had just gained the right to vote, Adams's bold activism caught the attention of the young J. Edgar Hoover and the US Bureau of Investigation, leading to her surveillance and arrest. In a case that pitted immigration officials, the New York City police, and a biased informer against her, Adams was convicted of publishing an obscene book and of attempted sex with a policewoman sent to entrap her. Adams was jailed and then deported back to Europe, and ultimately murdered by Nazis in Auschwitz. In The Daring Life and Deadly Times of Eve Adams, acclaimed historian Jonathan Ned Katz has recovered the extraordinary story of an early, daring activist. Drawing on startling evidence, carefully distinguishing fact from fiction, Katz presents the first biography of Adams, and the publisher reprints the long-lost text of Adams's rare, unique book Lesbian Love.

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All the Rage: A Partial Memoir in Two Acts and a Prologue Audiobook

All the Rage: A Partial Memoir in Two Acts and a Prologue

Author: Brad Fraser Narrator: Brad Fraser Release Date: May 2021

A Canadian playwright's rise to fame amid the terrors of the AIDS era. Brad Fraser suffered an impoverished and abusive childhood, living with his teenage parents in motel rooms and shacks on the side of the highway in Alberta and Northern British Columbia. He grew to be one of the most celebrated, and controversial, Canadian playwrights, his work produced to acclaim all over the world. All the Rage chronicles Brad Fraser's rise as he breaks with his past and enrolls as a performing arts student. He is pulled into the newly developing Canadian theatre scene, where he shows great promise. But his early career is one of challenge after challenge, some of which result from his upbringing and prejudice against his queerness. But just as many challenges arise from his combative personality and willingness to challenge the establishment. Few Canadian artists have been as abrasive, notorious and polarizing as Fraser was in his youth. Woven through this tale of artistic development is his journey as a queer man coming into himself during the most exhilarating period in the Gay Liberation Movement, and the dawn of a global health crisis. What should have been a triumphant time in a young, successful playwright's life was blighted with the terrifying emergence of AIDS, and the sickness and death of comrades and lovers. This is both the story of an artist's evolution and an important work of gay history that has rarely been recounted from a Canadian perspective. Written with Fraser's trademark wit and candour, All the Rage is unsparing, sometimes shocking and always enthralling.

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Good Indian Daughter Audiobook

Good Indian Daughter

Author: Ruhi Lee Narrator: Zenia Starr Release Date: May 2021

Long before Ruhi fell pregnant, she knew she was never going to be the 'good Indian daughter' her parents demanded. But when the discovery that she is having a girl sends her into a slump of disappointment, it becomes clear she's getting weighed down by emotional baggage that needs to be unpacked, quickly. So Ruhi sets herself a mission to deal with the potholes in her past before her baby is born. Delving into her youth in suburban Melbourne, she draws a heartrending yet often hilarious picture of a family in crisis, struggling to connect across generational, cultural and personal divides. Sifting through her own shattered self-esteem, Ruhi confronts the abuse threaded through her childhood. How can she hold on to the family and culture she has known and loved her whole life, when they are the reason for her scars? Good Indian Daughter is a brutally honest yet brilliantly funny memoir for anyone who's ever felt like a let-down. 'To every desi girl who has felt the struggle of being a good daughter, combating the weight of expectations, self doubt and familial angst, this book will hit home.' Tasneem Chopra OAM, author, broadcaster and director. 'Told with humour and a light touch, Good Indian Daughter lays bare the experience of growing up in a family and culture that requires its daughters to be dutiful, compliant and silent. Good Indian Daughter is a book for our times - a reminder that respect for women starts at home.' Pip Williams, bestselling author of The Dictionary of Lost Words and One Italian Summer. 'A courageous, unflinching and ultimately redemptive account of the terrible cost of being a good Indian daughter.' Roanna Gonsalves 'Ruhi Lee's memoir made me laugh hard and then catch my breath with hurt. It is a privilege to be taken deep into Lee's experiences and past, and to understand all the ways in which she both tries to be and rails against the notion of a Good Indian Daughter. ' Kate Mildenhall, author of The Mother Fault and Skylarking 'Good Indian Daughter lays out the complex expectations of immigrant parents who made sacrifices for the sake of family, yet thwart their children's attempts to live lives of their own. The laugh-out-loud moments make Lee's accounts of childhood trauma and her fierce and intelligent observations on Indian culture - particularly with regard to girls and women - all the more powerful as she searches and finds who she really is beneath the guise of the Good Indian Daughter.' Katherine Tamiko Arguile, author of The Things She Owned.

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Survive Alive Thrive: Navigating the Journey from Loss to Hope to Happiness Audiobook

Survive Alive Thrive: Navigating the Journey from Loss to Hope to Happiness

Author: Mark S. Negley Narrator: Mark S. Negley Release Date: May 2021

Loss isn't one-size-fits-all. It comes in a million different forms-and all of them hurt. Whatever your situation, there is hope: you are not alone, you will get through this, and you can experience true joy again! An estimated two-hundred million Americans face the pain and confusion of loss every year, and most of us have no idea how to handle it. We're thrown into the deep end of grief without a life preserver, desperately trying to stay afloat in a sea of shock, anger, frustration, heartbreak, and hopelessness.  Mark Negley knows what it's like to face the pain of loss and fight to build a new life from the ashes. Over the past thirty years, he has faced cancer, raised a special needs child, lost his beloved mother, nearly lost his wife in a car accident, and supported her through depression and mental health issues resulting from her brain injuries. Tragically, in 2016, Mark received the biggest blow of all when his wife of twenty years took her own life.  Frustrated by the lack of relatable resources to help navigate his grief recovery, Mark set out to redefine the loss experience. After five years of research, in-depth interviews with loss survivors, and leading grief groups, he realized that the problem isn't how we experience grief; the problem is that traditional models make it seem too formulaic. He found that grief recovery isn't a linear progression from one clearly defined stage to the next; rather, it's a series of concentric circles-like ripples in a pond-that emanate from a center point of impact. Those circles form three "interconnected" phases of recovery called Survive, Alive, and Thrive.  In Survive-Alive-Thrive: Navigating the Journey from Loss to Hope to Happiness, Mark Negley takes you on a journey through his loss experiences, using his story and the stories of several others to teach his revolutionary new model of grief recovery. You don't have to walk this difficult road alone. With the help of Mark and others, you can navigate from loss to hope and then to happiness. You don't have to settle for survival! Set your sights higher and learn how to thrive again!

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Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith Audiobook

Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith

Author: Richard Bradford Narrator: Daniel Henning Release Date: May 2021

Made famous by the great success of her psychological thrillers, Patricia Highsmith is lauded as one of the most influential and celebrated modern writers. However, there has never been a clear picture of the woman behind the books. The relationship between Highsmith's lesbianism, her fraught personality-by parts self-destructive and malicious-and her fiction has been largely avoided by biographers. She was openly homosexual and wrote the seminal lesbian love story, Carol. In modern times, she would be venerated as a radical exponent of the LGBT community. However, her status as an LGBT icon is undermined by the fact that she was excessively cruel and exploitative of her friends and lovers. In this new biography, Richard Bradford brings his sharp, incisive style to one of the great and most controversial writers of the twentieth century. He considers Highsmith's bestsellers in the context of her troubled personal life: her alcoholism, licentious sex life, racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and abundant self-loathing.

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Cosas bonitas Audiobook

Cosas bonitas

Author: Hunter Biden Narrator: Roberto Medina Release Date: May 2021

«Provengo de una familia forjada por tragedias y unida por un amor extraordinario e inquebrantable», escribe Hunter Biden en estas memorias profundamente conmovedoras sobre la adicción, la pérdida y la supervivencia. A la edad de dos años, Hunter Biden resultó gravemente herido en un accidente de coche que acabó con la vida de su madre y de su hermana pequeña. En 2015, sufrió la devastadora pérdida de Beau, su hermano mayor, fallecido de un cáncer cerebral a los cuarenta y seis años. Durante la administración de Trump, Hunter fue objeto de incesantes ataques e insultos por parte del presidente y sus secuaces. Estas dificultades se agravaron a causa del final de su matrimonio y de una larga batalla contra la adicción a las drogas y el alcohol. En Cosas bonitas, Hunter narra su caída en la drogodependencia y el tortuoso camino hacia la sobriedad. La historia termina donde se encuentra hoy, como hombre sobrio y casado, con un nuevo bebé y un padre convertido en el cuadragésimo sexto presidente de Estados Unidos; un hombre que por fin es capaz de apreciar las cosas bonitas de la vida. Reseñas: «En sus desgarradoras y apasionantes memorias, Hunter Biden vuelve a demostrar que cualquiera, incluso el hijo de un presidente de Estados Unidos, puede enfilar un horripilante callejón a lomos del caballo rosa. Existen muchas memorias sobre las Tres Erres (ron, ruina y redención), pero en estas hay fragmentos que destacan con evocadora claridad. Biden lo recuerda todo y lo cuenta con una valentía que es a un tiempo desoladora y hermosa.» Stephen King «Este es un libro asombrosamente sincero y valiente sobre la pérdida, la fragilidad humana, las almas descarriadas y una sufrida redención. Cosas bonitas es tan conciso, resuelto y dinámico que, aparte de pasar las páginas y quedarme boquiabierto alguna que otra vez, no me moví desde la primera página hasta la última.» Dave Eggers, autor de El círculo «Hunter Biden escribe con gran belleza sobre una pérdida a la que casi no sobrevivió y sobre la increíble bendición que es el amor familiar. Sus padres, Jill y Joe; su hermana pequeña y su madre, que fallecieron cuando él era niño; sus queridas hermanas y Beau, el amor de su vida: todos están aquí, absolutamente vivos. Escribe sobre su infancia, los años que pasó su padre con Obama, sus propios éxitos y fracasos, su labor en el Programa Mundial de Alimentos y en Burisma y sus visitas a campos de refugiados y fumaderos de crack. Escribe sobre su brutal alcoholismo y su adicción con inusual honestidad, y sobre su recuperación con estupefacta gratitud, sobre corazones rotos, resurrección y cosas bonitas.» Anne Lamott, autora de Pájaro a pájaro «Cosas bonitas, las devastadoras memorias de Hunter Biden, abarcan muchos temas, pero su esencia es el viaje de un adicto, desde los primeros sorbos de alcohol a escondidas durante una infancia marcada por una gran pérdida hasta el sórdido purgatorio y la desesperación letal de las últimas fases de la adicción al crack. Con cautivadora humildad y franqueza, el audaz relato de Hunter pone al descubierto el sustento que ofrecen el amor y la familia y los duros límites que ambos plantean.» Bili Clegg, autor de Retrato de un joven adicto a todo

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Beautiful Things: A Memoir Audiobook

Beautiful Things: A Memoir

Author: Hunter Biden Narrator: Hunter Biden Release Date: April 2021

When he was two years old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big brother, Beau, who died of brain cancer at the age of 46. These hardships were compounded by the collapse of his marriage and a years-long battle with drug and alcohol addiction. In Beautiful Things, Hunter recounts his descent into substance abuse and his tortuous path to sobriety. The story ends with where Hunter is today-a sober married man with a new baby, finally able to appreciate the beautiful things in life.  

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Lo que fue presente Audiobook

Lo que fue presente

Author: Héctor Abad Faciolince Narrator: Lucas Medina Release Date: April 2021

«Parece que no soy capaz de ser, si es que pretendo ser algo. No soy nada: un escritor que no escribe nada, salvo un diario. Un amante que no es capaz de amar. Un padre que no ejerce.Un marido lejano». Los diarios íntimos de Héctor Abad Faciolince pueden leerse como una novela de formación. Aquí se incluyen los que van desde finales de 1985 (cuando era un estudiante de 27 años) hasta la publicación de su libro más aclamado, El olvido que seremos, en 2006. En ellos se relatan las angustias de alguien que, aunque quería ser escritor, escribía muy poca ficción y mucho sobre sus obsesiones, sus amores y sus dificultades en la vida cotidiana. Abad quería dejar escrito, al menos, que era incapaz de escribir. Un testimonio descarnado sobre cómo nace una vocación y cómo se aprende a enfrentar la dura y emocionante aventura de vivir. La crítica ha dicho sobre el autor y su obra: «La más apasionante experiencia de lector de mis últimos años». Mario Vargas Llosa (Sobre El olvido que seremos) «Héctor Abad ha escrito una historia trágica e inolvidable». J. M. Coetzee (Sobre El olvido que seremos) «[#] una metáfora de la belleza, la felicidad y la pérdida; un libro sobre la vida en todas sus facetas». Juan Cruz, El País, España (Sobre La Oculta) «Este es un libro que serenamente conoce cómo es el ser humano, y cómo acortar, o reconciliar, la distancia entre el cuerpo y la mente». The Guardian, Reino Unido (Sobre Tratado de culinaria para mujeres tristes)

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My Own Blood: A Memoir Audiobook

My Own Blood: A Memoir

Author: Ashley Bristowe Narrator: Ashley Bristowe Release Date: April 2021

Mothering under normal circumstances takes all you have to give. But what happens when your child is disabled, and sacrificing all you've got and more is the only hope for a decent future? Full of rage and resilience, duty and love, Ashley Bristowe delivers a mother's voice like no other we've heard. When their second child, Alexander, is diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, doctors tell Ashley Bristowe and her husband that the boy won't walk, or even talk--that he is profoundly disabled. Stunned and reeling, Ashley researches a disorder so new it's just been named--Kleefstra Syndrome--and she finds little hope and a maze of obstacles. Then she comes across the US-based 'Institutes,' which have been working to improve the lives of brain-injured children for decades. Recruiting volunteers, organizing therapy, juggling a million tests and appointments, even fundraising as the family falls deep into debt, Ashley devotes years of 24/7 effort to running an impossibly rigorous diet and therapy programme for their son with the hope of saving his life, and her own. The ending is happy: he will never be a 'normal' boy, but Alexander talks, he walks, he swims, he plays the piano (badly) and he goes to school. This victory isn't clean and it's far from pretty; the personal toll on Ashley is devastating. 'It takes a village,' people say, but too much of their village is uncomfortable with her son's difference, the therapy regimen's demands and the family's bottomless need. The health and provincial services bureaucracy set them a maddening set of hoops to jump through, showing how disabled children and their families languish because of criminally low expectations about what can be done to help. My Own Blood is an uplifting story, but it never shies away from the devastating impact of a baby that science couldn't predict and medicine couldn't help. It's the story of a woman who lost everything she'd once been--a professional, an optimist, a joker, a capable adult--in sacrifice to her son. An honest account of a woman's life turned upside down.

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Unpredictable: The walk in and out of darkness Audiobook

Unpredictable: The walk in and out of darkness

Author: Honey Kasper Narrator: Honey Kasper Release Date: April 2021

The author, is writing using a pen-name. She is an over comer and survivor. With uplifting insight in overcoming with grace and faith in God.

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The Code Breaker Audiobook

The Code Breaker

Author: Walter Isaacson Narrator: Kathe Mazur Release Date: March 2021

The best-selling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns. In 2012, Nobel Prize winning scientist Jennifer Doudna hit upon an invention that will transform the future of the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. It has already been deployed to cure deadly diseases, fight the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and make inheritable changes in the genes of babies.  But what does that mean for humanity? Should we be hacking our own DNA to make us less susceptible to disease? Should we democratise the technology that would allow parents to enhance their kids? After discovering this CRISPR, Doudna is now wrestling these even bigger issues. THE CODE BREAKERS is an examination of how life as we know it is about to change - and a brilliant portrayal of the woman leading the way.

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