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Signs of Hope: How Small Acts of Love Can Change Your World Audiobook

Signs of Hope: How Small Acts of Love Can Change Your World

Author: Amy Wolff Narrator: Amy Wolff Release Date: April 2021

Changing the world--or at least your corner of it--is easier than you think. Includes audiobook-exclusive bonus commentary from the author! With so much suffering in our communities and in the world, it can feel impossible to make an impact. 'What good can I possibly do?' we ask. Amy Wolff, a busy mom and small business owner, often felt this way--and didn't feel qualified to connect and uplift others. But one day, after hearing about several suicides and suicide attempts in her community, she printed 20 yard signs with hopeful messages and anonymously placed them throughout her city. This small action sparked a global movement of encouragement, hope, and love, which spread to 50 states and 27 countries in just 18 months. Signs of Hope is an intimate collection of stories from Amy's personal life, as well as people impacted by the movement, about the power of hope and love in the midst of suffering. This book discusses: - The drain of compassion fatigue - Why we should show up imperfectly to help others - How to claim hope for ourselves - Practical ideas of how to respond to suffering - Strategies of how to love people who are 'different' - Resilience when love-spreading efforts backfire - How to raise a compassionate generation - The science of hope Signs of Hope is your catalyst for doing something today . . . because there's no perfect time to help others. The time is now. Reflection questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

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Sex, Lies and Question Time Audiobook

Sex, Lies and Question Time

Author: Kate Ellis Narrator: Jo Van Es Release Date: April 2021

In Sex, Lies and Question Time, former MP Kate Ellis looks at what it is really like to be a woman in Australian politics today. In 2017, a survey showed zero per cent of young Australian women would consider entering politics. Zero. In a time when we critically need women in our parliament, and in a country that was an early leader in women's political participation, there is a perception that women and politics don't mix. Shocking incidents have exposed the sexism that women in politics face from opposition, the media, the public, even their own colleagues. And those headlines only tell half the story. In Sex, Lies and Question Time, Kate Ellis tells the sometimes enraging, often funny and incredibly honest full story of women in Australian politics today. As well as sharing the experiences of her own fifteen years in parliament, Kate has spoken to politicians from across Australia's political spectrum, including former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Julia Bishop, Penny Wong, Linda Burney, Sarah Hanson Young and Pauline Hanson. Kate explores issues like sexism, bullying, motherhood, appearances, social media, racism, the sisterhood and, of course, sex. But she also celebrates everything Australian female politicians have achieved. Because most of all this book is a powerful call for Australian women to inspire to political leadership, to shape a fairer Australia - where 'women's issues' are everyone's issues.

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Speak, Okinawa Audiobook

Speak, Okinawa

Author: Elizabeth Miki Brina Narrator: Sachi Lovatt Release Date: April 2021

A searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents--her mother an Okinawan war bride, her father a Vietnam veteran--and her own, fraught cultural heritage. Elizabeth's mother was working as a nightclub hostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that defined their early relationship followed them to the predominantly white, upstate New York suburb where they moved to raise their only daughter. There, Elizabeth grew up with the trappings of a typical American childhood and adolescence. Yet even though she felt almost no connection to her mother's distant home, she also felt out of place among her peers. Decades later, Elizabeth comes to recognize the shame and self-loathing that haunt both her and her mother, and attempts a form of reconciliation, not only to come to terms with the embattled dynamics of her family but also to reckon with the injustices that reverberate throughout the history of Okinawa and its people. Clear-eyed and profoundly humane, Speak, Okinawa is a startling accomplishment--a heartfelt exploration of identity, inheritance, forgiveness, and what it means to be an American. 'Brina captivates in her stunning and intimate debut memoir . . . This nuanced tale goes both wide and deep, and is as moving as it is ambitious. Memoir lovers will be enthralled." PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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Captain Tom's Life Lessons Audiobook

Captain Tom's Life Lessons

Author: Captain Tom Moore Narrator: Derek Jacobi Release Date: April 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Pplifting and heartwarming life lessons from a truly inspirational man, Captain Sir Tom Moore 'One small soul like me won't make much difference' Captain Tom If Captain Tom's big heart and generosity of spirit helped see us through difficult days, this was his parting gift. Full of the wit, warmth and wisdom that made him so special, his reflections and guiding principles form a long life, well lived; Life Lessons will be a source of reassurance, hope, and encouragement for generations to come. And a reminder, whenever times are hard, that tomorrow will be a good day. Praise for Captain Sir Tom Moore: 'A wonderful life story with lessons for us all . . . beautifully written' Daily Telegraph 'Engaging . . . His upbeat nature shines through and reminds us how much worse this year would have been without him' Evening Standard 'A wonderful read. Captain Tom is a beacon of light, and hope, and positivity' Piers Morgan, Life Stories, ITV 'A great book' Good Morning Britain 'A beautiful book. We have so much to learn from Captain Sir Tom' Chris Evans © Tom Moore 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Made in Spain: Cómo un país cambió mi forma de ver la vida Audiobook

Made in Spain: Cómo un país cambió mi forma de ver la vida

Author: James Rhodes Narrator: James Rhodes, Joe Lewis Release Date: April 2021

Made in Spain es un testimonio sincero, unas veces agridulce y otras lleno de humor, que nos recuerda el poder de las segundas oportunidades. Alguna vez has querido volver a empezar? Un nuevo comienzo, un nuevo hogar, una nueva familia. Una nueva vida… El pianista James Rhodes recrea en este libro el largo camino que emprendió cuando decidió dejar atrás el drama sufrido en el Reino Unido para encontrar, por fin, su verdadero lugar en el mundo. Desde su llegada a España hasta su historia de amor (tanto por un país como por una mujer), pasando por su fascinación gastronómica(«nada que ver con la paella de Jamie Oliver»), las batallas políticas, la pena, el choque cultural y su descubrimiento de la lengua española, Rhodes nos lleva, página tras página, a través de un relato que es un auténtico canto a lo mejor de la vida. «Necesitaba escribir este libro. Un viaje de la angustia a la felicidad. Una carta de amor al país que me ha regalado un hogar.» Reseñas: «James Rhodes tiene el don de saber crear libros únicos e inclasificables, llenos de humor, verdad, valentía y emoción. Made in Spain sigue esta regla y añade, para los españoles, un espejo en el que mirarnos y quizá hasta curarnos de algunos complejos». Rosa Montero «James Rhodes es un caso singular. Merece la pena escuchar su música y leer sus libros.» Eduardo Mendoza «Made in Spain debería ser de lectura obligatoria para todos los que a veces nos olvidamos de que, a pesar de todo, el nuestro es un gran país.» Juan Gómez-Jurado

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Second Chances: A Marine, His Dog, and Finding Redemption Audiobook

Second Chances: A Marine, His Dog, and Finding Redemption

Author: Craig Grossi Narrator: Craig Grossi Release Date: April 2021

The author of the heartwarming Craig and Fred tells the deeply emotional and inspiring story of the next phase of their lives together: working closely with prison inmates in Maine who raise and train puppies to become service dogs. Former US Marine Craig Grossi and his dog Fred appeared on the 'Today Show' and 'Rachael Ray', and in schools, bookstores, and military bases across America as they told the uplifting story of how Craig found Fred, a stray, while serving in Afghanistan--and brought him home. During their travels, Craig was invited to speak at Maine State Prison—the penitentiary that inspired Stephen King’s famous “Shawshank.” While there, he met a group of very special inmates, participants in a program run by the non-profit America’s Vet Dogs. Craig discovered that many of the prisoners are veterans—former soldiers serving their country in an entirely different way: by transforming purebred Labrador Retrievers from floppy puppies into indispensable companions for disabled vets. These service dogs literally and figuratively open doors for men and women, offering hope and a renewed sense of freedom.  Yet these disabled vets are not the only lives changed by these dogs. The inmates who train them “are given a purpose, they’re given experience, and most importantly they’re given a sense of self-worth,” Craig explains. “The men at Maine State are given a second chance—something that I believe everyone deserves.” For Craig, the visit had a profound impact. “There was something special going on inside its walls and it was calling out to me. I quickly realized that the program and its men had something to show the world.” In this emotionally powerful book, he introduces these men and challenges us to look deeper, to see them as human beings deserving of a new shot at life. “We’re quick to give second chances to celebrities, politicians and famous athletes when they screw up,” Craig reminds us, “but when it comes to those who’ve been convicted for their mistakes, we too often dismiss them as forever lost.” Second Chances poignantly shows that no life is irredeemable and that each of us can make a difference if given the opportunity.

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Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton Audiobook

Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton

Author: Gail Crowther Narrator: Imani Jade Powers Release Date: April 2021

A vividly rendered and empathetic exploration of how two of the greatest poets of the 20th century—Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton—became bitter rivals and, eventually, friends. Introduced at a workshop in Boston University led by the acclaimed and famous poet Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton formed a friendship that would soon evolve into a fierce rivalry, colored by jealousy and respect in equal terms. In the years that followed, these two women would not only become iconic figures in literature, but also lead curiously parallel lives haunted by mental illness, suicide attempts, self-doubt, and difficult personal relationships. With weekly martini meetings at the Ritz to discuss everything from sex to suicide, theirs was a relationship as complex and subversive as their poetry. Based on in-depth research and unprecedented archival access, Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz is a remarkable and unforgettable look at two legendary poets and how their work has turned them into lasting and beloved cultural figures.

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Peter 2.0: The Human Cyborg Audiobook

Peter 2.0: The Human Cyborg

Author: Peter Scott-Morgan Narrator: Peter Scott-Morgan, Rupert Farley Release Date: April 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The incredible book behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, Peter: The Human Cyborg. Peter, a brilliant scientist, is told that he will lose everything he loves. His husband. His family. His friends. His ability to travel the world. All will be gone. But Peter will not give up. He vows that this will not be the end and instead seeks a completely new beginning . . . Peter has Motor Neurone Disease, a condition universally considered by doctors to be terminal. He is told it will destroy his nerve cells and that within an average of two years, it will take his life too. But, face-to-face with death, he decides there is another way. Using his background in science and technology, he navigates a new path, one that will enable him not just to survive, but to thrive. This is the astonishing true story behind the primetime Channel 4 documentary, about Peter Scott-Morgan the first person to combine his very humanity with artificial intelligence and robotics to become a full Cyborg. His discovery means that his terminal diagnosis is negotiable, something that will rewrite the future. And change the world. By embracing love, life and hope rather than fear, tragedy and despair he will become Peter 2.0. This audiobook includes an exclusive introduction recorded by the author, Peter Scott-Morgan, in the final few days he was able to use his biological voice. This unique audiobook also features narration from Peter 2.0, using cutting-edge technology known as voice puppetry. Through the course of the book there will be further moments of this pioneering voice puppetry, plus a recording of the very last moving words to pass Peter's lips 'A remarkable story . . . you're left desperate to take nothing for granted' Radio Times 'What's striking is Peter's constant optimism, bravery and his ability to find radical answers to problems that have confounded Britain's brightest minds' The Daily Telegraph 'Intriguing' The Times 'Fascinating and extremely moving' The Sun 'A remarkable account of what it means to be human and what technology can really achieve' The Sunday Telegraph © Peter Scott-Morgan 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Governor: My Life Inside Britain’s Most Notorious Prisons Audiobook

The Governor: My Life Inside Britain’s Most Notorious Prisons

Author: Vanessa Frake Narrator: Vanessa Frake Release Date: April 2021

Back in the day, I was Governor of Security and Operations for HMP Wormwood Scrubs. If you’re easily shocked or offended, you best look away now… Having worked for 16 years in a high-security women’s prison dealing with the likes of Rosemary West and Myra Hindley, Vanessa Frake thought she’d seen it all. That was until she was transferred to the notorious Wormwood Scrubs. Thrust into a ‘man’s world’, her no-nonsense approach and fearless attitude saw her swiftly rise through the ranks. From dealing with celebrity criminals and busting drug rings, to recruiting informers and being subject to violent attacks, this hard-hitting but often humorous memoir reveals all about life behind bars in unflinching detail. Now, for one last time, The Gov opens the prison gates. Prepare for the madness and horror of daily life with the UK’s most ruthless criminals.

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The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym Audiobook

The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym

Author: Paula Byrne Narrator: Antonia Beamish Release Date: April 2021

‘Captures both Barbara and her writing so miraculously’ JILLY COOPER Picked as a Book to Look Forward to in 2021 by the Guardian, The Times and the Observer A Radio 4 Book of the Week, April 2021 Barbara Pym became beloved as one of the wittiest novelists of the late twentieth century, revealing the inner workings of domestic life so brilliantly that her friend Philip Larkin announced her the era’s own Jane Austen. But who was Barbara Pym and why was the life of this English writer – one of the greatest chroniclers of the human heart – so defined by rejection, both in her writing and in love? Pym lived through extraordinary times. She attended Oxford in the thirties when women were the minority. She spent time in Nazi Germany, falling for a man who was close to Hitler. She made a career on the Home Front as a single working girl in London’s bedsit land. Through all of this, she wrote. Diaries, notes, letters, stories and more than a dozen novels – which as Byrne shows more often than not reflected the themes of Pym’s own experience: worlds of spinster sisters and academics in unrequited love, of powerful intimacies that pulled together seemingly humble lives. Paula Byrne’s new biography is the first to make full use of Barbara Pym’s archive. Brimming with new extracts from Pym’s diaries, letters and novels, this book is a joyous introduction to a woman who was herself the very best of company. Byrne brings Barbara Pym back to centre stage as one of the great English novelists: a generous, shrewdly perceptive writer and a brave woman, who only in the last years of her life was suddenly, resoundingly recognised for her genius.

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The Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories of Mystery Illness Audiobook

The Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories of Mystery Illness

Author: Suzanne O'sullivan Narrator: Suzanne O'sullivan Release Date: April 2021

'In my view the best science writer around – a true descendant of Oliver Sacks.' Sathnam Sanghera, author of The Boy with the Topknot In Sweden, refugee children fall asleep for months and years at a time. In upstate New York, high school students develop contagious seizures. In the US Embassy in Cuba, employees complain of headaches and memory loss after hearing strange noises in the night. These disparate cases are some of the most remarkable diagnostic mysteries of the twenty-first century, as both doctors and scientists have struggled to explain them within the boundaries of medical science and – more crucially – to treat them. What unites them is that they are all examples of a particular type of psychosomatic illness: medical disorders that are influenced as much by the idiosyncratic aspects of individual cultures as they are by human biology. Inspired by a poignant encounter with the sleeping refugee children of Sweden, Wellcome Prize-winning neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan travels the world to visit other communities who have also been subject to outbreaks of so-called ‘mystery’ illnesses. From a derelict post-Soviet mining town in Kazakhstan, to the Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua via an oil town in Texas, to the heart of the Maria Mountains in Colombia, O’Sullivan hears remarkable stories from a fascinating array of people, and attempts to unravel their complex meaning while asking the question: who gets to define what is and what isn’t an illness? Reminiscent of the work of Oliver Sacks, Stephen Grosz and Henry Marsh, The Sleeping Beauties is a moving and unforgettable scientific investigation with a very human face.

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A Chosen Destiny: My Story Audiobook

A Chosen Destiny: My Story

Author: Drew Mcintyre Narrator: Drew Mcintyre Release Date: April 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. A destiny chosen, a destiny squandered, and a champion's relentless pursuit for redemption. Growing up in a small village in Ayrshire, Scotland, Drew dreamed of becoming WWE Champion and following in the footsteps of heroes Stone Cold Steve Austin and Undertaker. With his parents' support, he trained and paid his dues, proving himself to tiny crowds in the Butlin's circuit. At age twenty-two, McIntyre made his WWE debut and was touted by none other than WWE Chairman Vince McMahon as 'The Chosen One,' who would lead WWE into the future. With his destiny in the palm of his hands, Drew watched it all slip through his fingers. Through a series of ill-advised choices and family tragedy, Drew's life and career spiralled. As a surefire champ, he struggled under the pressure of expectations and was fired from the company. But the WWE Universe has not seen the last of this promising athlete. Facing a crossroads, this powerful Scotsman set a course to show the world the real Drew McIntyre. Buoyed by the support of his wife, Kaitlyn, and the memory of his beloved mother, Drew embarked on a mission to recharge, reinvent and revitalise himself to fulfil his destiny. It is a story of grit, courage and determination as a fallen Superstar discovers who he truly is and storms back to reclaim his dream. © Drew McIntyre 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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