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  1. Little Secrets Audiobook Little Secrets
  2. Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Audiobook Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life
  3. Shelter in Place Audiobook Shelter in Place
  4. People Like Us Audiobook People Like Us
  5. The Secret Keeper of Jaipur Audiobook The Secret Keeper of Jaipur
  6. What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing Audiobook What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
  7. The Squiggly Career: Ditch the Ladder, Discover Opportunity, Design Your Career Audiobook The Squiggly Career: Ditch the Ladder, Discover Opportunity, Design Your Career
  8. Virgin River Audiobook Virgin River
  9. Life's Too Short Audiobook Life's Too Short
  10. False Witness Audiobook False Witness
The Road to Love and Laughter: Navigating the Twists and Turns of Life Together Audiobook

The Road to Love and Laughter: Navigating the Twists and Turns of Life Together

Author: Danny Adams, Kristin Adams Narrator: Kristin And Danny Adams Release Date: July 2021

What's the secret to keeping love alive and full of laughter? Kristin and Danny Adams, the couple behind numerous hilarious viral lip sync videos, draw from their own experience in marriage and entertainment to encourage you to live loudly, love radically, and laugh uncontrollably. Every relationship needs plenty of love and laughter. But how do you keep the fun going when the road gets hard? Viral video creators Kristin and Danny Adams's journey has involved more 'heated fellowship' than their hilarious lip sync videos might lead you to think. Kristin and Danny invite you to: - Turn roadblocks into opportunities for growth, wisdom, and even laughter - Have faith in God to sustain you in difficult times and bring back your joy - Let go of the fear of change and find courage to face all of life together - Face the 'laugh blockers' that get in the way of the joy of connection Rediscover the joy of your unique connection for a deeper and more fulfilling marriage journey. 'You will come away changed. . . . This is a must-read!' -- Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke 'With humor and so much wisdom, this story will leave you inspired and feeling like you're not alone.' -- Jeremy and Audrey Roloff

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Inside Comedy: The Soul, Wit, and Bite of Comedy and Comedians of the Last Five Decades Audiobook

Inside Comedy: The Soul, Wit, and Bite of Comedy and Comedians of the Last Five Decades

Author: David Steinberg Narrator: David Steinberg Release Date: July 2021

The world of comedy and comedians of the last five decades. By the man the New York Times calls 'a comic institution himself,' the only comedian (twenty-six years in stand-up) to have made Elie Wiesel laugh, as well as having appeared on The Tonight Show (140 times, second only to Bob Hope, but who's counting). From the director of TV comedy series Mad About You, Seinfeld, Friends, Weeds and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Larry David: "I'm lucky. I know and love David Steinberg. You don't. Now's your chance. Don't blow it!' "David has always been a comedy hero to me. One of his many gifts is the ability to inspire funny people to be even funnier, as you will discover in this truly hilarious, insightful book." --Martin Short From David Steinberg, a rabbi's son from Winnipeg, Canada, who at age fifteen enrolled at Hebrew Theological College in Chicago (the rabbinate wasn't for him) and four years later, entered the master's program in English literature at the University of Chicago, until he saw Lenny Bruce, the 'Blue Boy' of Comedy, the coolest guy Steinberg had ever seen, and joined Chicago's Second City improvisational group, becoming, instead, the comedian's comedian, director, actor, working with, inspired by, teaching, and learning from the most celebrated, admired, complicated comedians, then and now--a funny, moving, provocative, insightful look into the soul, wit, and bite of comedy and comedians--a universe unto itself--of the last half-century. From the greats: George Burns, Lenny Bruce, Sid Caesar, Lucille Ball, Mel Brooks, and Carl Reiner, et al., to the newer greats: Carol Burnett, Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Billy Crystal, Bob Newhart, and the man for all comedy, Martin (Marty) Short; to the greats of right now: Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wanda Sykes; and more . . . Steinberg, through stories, reminiscences, tales of directing, touring, performing, and, through the comedians themselves talking (from more than 75 interviews), makes clear why he loves comedy and comedians who have been by his side in his work, and in his life, for more than sixty years. Here are: Will Ferrell, Eric Idle, Whoopi Goldberg, Mike Myers, Groucho himself and the greatest of them all (at least of the last half century), Jonathan Winters . . .

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Scarlett Moffatt Wants to Believe: A BBC Radio Show Audiobook

Scarlett Moffatt Wants to Believe: A BBC Radio Show

Author: Scarlett Moffatt, Scott Dobinson Narrator: Scarlett Moffatt, Scott Dobinson Release Date: July 2021

Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt attempts to uncover the truth about conspiracy theories - and win over her non-believer boyfriend Scott 'Moffatt and Dobinson are delightful' The Guardian Scarlett Moffatt is obsessed by the unsolved and the unexplained. But her boyfriend Scott Dobinson is more sceptical, preferring facts and evidence to her bizarre conspiracy theories. Can she persuade him to keep an open mind - or even come around to her way of thinking? Crowned 'Queen of the Jungle' in series 16 of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, Scarlett knows all about tough challenges. But now she's facing her greatest one yet - convincing Scott that the weird and wonderful theories could, just possibly, be true... From the Bermuda Triangle to mermaids and the moon landing, she puts her favourite conspiracies out there for Scott to debunk. Did a UFO crash-land in Roswell? What's lurking beneath the surface of Loch Ness? Are celebrity clones walking among us? And is Prince Charles actually a vampire? Scarlett gets some backup from her friends (or, as Scott puts it, gang up on him). She chats to This Country star Daisy May Cooper about whether the pyramids were built by time travellers, seeks illumination about the Illuminati with actor and DJ Dev, and speculates with Joe Swash (EastEnders, Dancing on Ice) about whether our phones are spying on us. She also quizzes social media superstar Arron Crascall about The Mandela Effect, a phenomenon that gives the world false memories, and uncovers the secrets behind beloved films and children's TV with stand-up comedian Helen Bauer. But will they get behind #TeamScarlett or defect to #TeamScott - and what side are you on? Whether you're a believer like Scarlett or a cynic like Scott, you'll love their daft banter, affectionate bickering and light-hearted debates as they try to sift the truth from the myths in these lively, hilarious shows. ©2021 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2021 BBC Worldwide Ltd Presented by Scarlett Moffatt and Scott Dobinson and co-created by Scarlett Moffatt Made for BBC Sounds and first broadcast on BBC Radio 1, 4 May-27 July 2020

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Vincent's House Audiobook

Vincent's House

Author: Brian King Narrator: Brian King Release Date: July 2021

A six-episode humorous audio drama set in the Yellow House in Arles at the end of 1888 when the artists Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin lived and worked together under the same roof.

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Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light: Essays Audiobook

Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light: Essays

Author: Helen Ellis Narrator: Helen Ellis Release Date: July 2021

The bestselling author of American Housewife and Southern Lady Code returns with a viciously funny, deeply felt collection of essays on friendship among grown-ass women. When Helen Ellis and her lifelong friends arrive for a reunion on the Redneck Riviera, they unpack more than their suitcases: stories of husbands and kids; lost parents and lost jobs; powdered onion dip and photographs you have to hold by the edges; dirty jokes and sunscreen with SPF higher than they hair-sprayed their bangs senior year; and a bad mammogram. It's a diagnosis that scares them, but could never break their bond. Because women pushing fifty won't be pushed around. In these twelve gloriously comic and moving essays, Helen Ellis dishes on married middle-age sex, sobs with a theater full of women as a psychic exorcises their sorrows, gets twenty shots of stomach bile to the neck to get rid of her double chin, and gathers up the courage to ask, 'Are you there, Menopause? It's Me, Helen.' A book that reads like the best cocktail party of your life, Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light is chockablock with fabulous characters: cat-lady plastic surgeons and waterpark Adonises; bridge ladies and poker players; platinum medallion fliers and Garage Sale Swindlers; forty-year-old divorcées; fifty-year-old new moms and still-young octogenarians. Alive with the sensational humor and ferocious love for her friends that won Helen Ellis legions of fans, this book has a raw vulnerability and an emotional generosity that takes this acclaimed author to a whole new level of accomplishment.

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Mark Steel’s in Town: Series 9 & 10: The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Series Audiobook

Mark Steel’s in Town: Series 9 & 10: The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Series

Author: Mark Steel Narrator: Mark Steel Release Date: June 2021

The complete ninth and tenth series of Mark Steel's comedy travelogue In these two series of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show, comedian Mark Steel is on the road again, visiting places that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. Along the way, he delves into the history, heritage and culture of each town, before going on to write and perform a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents. His first stop is Hastings, where he finds that a lot's happened since 1066 - including an annual Pirates' Day. Other destinations on his road trip include King's Lynn (where he's thrilled to find a traffic island full of rabbits), Carlisle (notable for its cursing stone and pervasive smell of biscuits) and Aberystwyth (the 'Athens of Wales' and home to the Holy Grail). Plus, he ventures into the Forest of Dean - but manages to make it out alive, and heads across the Med to Malta, where he samples some pastizzi and gets caught up in a parade. He also performs two COVID-friendly outdoor shows, on Brighton Beach and from a tree stump in The Dell Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon, and finishes with a special online episode, in which he talks to a virtual audience about the many places he's visited over the course of 10 series of Mark Steel's In Town. Winner of numerous accolades including the 2010 Silver and 2012 Gold Awards for Best Comedy at the Sony Radio Academy Awards and the 2018 BBC Radio Awards Best Comedy Show, this quirky, engaging series is - in the words of the Sony judges - 'stand-up comedy at its very best'. Cast and credits Written and performed by Mark Steel Additional material by Pete Sinclair Produced by Carl Cooper Production co-ordinators: Hayley Sterling and Beverly Tagg Sound Manager: Jerry Peal First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 17 January-21 February 2019 (Series 9), 12-26 November 2020 (Series 10)

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The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture Audiobook

The 2000s Made Me Gay: Essays on Pop Culture

Author: Grace Perry Narrator: Grace Perry Release Date: June 2021

This program is read by the author. From The Onion and Reductress contributor, this collection of essays is a hilarious nostalgic trip through beloved 2000s media, interweaving cultural criticism and personal narrative to examine how a very straight decade forged a very queer woman. 'Honest, funny, smart, and illuminating.” —Anna Drezen, co-head writer of SNL 'If you came of age at the intersection of Mean Girls and The L Word: Read this book.” —Sarah Pappalardo, editor in chief and co-founder of Reductress Today’s gay youth have dozens of queer peer heroes, both fictional and real, but former gay teenager Grace Perry did not have that luxury. Instead, she had to search for queerness in the (largely straight) teen cultural phenomena the aughts had to offer: in Lindsay Lohan’s fall from grace, Gossip Girl, Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl,” country-era Taylor Swift, and Seth Cohen jumping on a coffee cart. And, for better or worse, these touch points shaped her adult identity. She came out on the other side like many millennials did: in her words, gay as hell. Throw on your Von Dutch hats and join Grace on a journey back through the pop culture moments of the aughts with The 2000s Made Me Gay, before the cataclysmic shift in LGBTQ representation and acceptance—a time not so long ago, which many seem to forget. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin

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The Hauntening: The Complete Series 3 of the BBC Radio 4 Comedy Audiobook

The Hauntening: The Complete Series 3 of the BBC Radio 4 Comedy

Author: Tom Neenan Narrator: Dan Tetsell, Full Cast, Nina Sosanya, Tom Neenan Release Date: June 2021

Modern technology is terrifying. The average smartphone carries out three-point-three-six billion instructions per second. The average person can only carry out one instruction in that time. Stop and think about that for a second. Sorry, that's two instructions; you won't be able to do that. But what if modern technology was... literally terrifying? What if there really was a ghost in the machine? Travel through the bad gateway in this modern ghost story as award-winning writer and performer Tom Neenan ('The Mash Report', 'Spitting Image') discovers what horrors may lurk in our apps and gadgets... With a full cast including Nina Sosanya (W1A, His Dark Materials), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing), Andy Nyman (Fiddler On the Roof, Ghost Stories), Freya Parker (Lazy Susan) & Georgie Glen (Call The Midwife, The Thick Of It) In the first episode of series 3 - hang on, let me just put you on hold... In Show 2, Tom & Heidi are trapped in a terrifying situation - and have to make a horrifying decision... In the next episode, a brand-new exercise bike means Tom has to stay ahead of the pack - in every sense... ... and in the final episode, we discover there is something even worse than a nightmare as sweet dreams turn very very sour... This show comes from Pozzitive, proud producers of Cabin Pressure, John Finnemore's Double Acts, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Agendum, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive & Kevin Eldon Will See You Now...

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How to Survive America Audiobook

How to Survive America

Author: D. L. Hughley, Doug Moe Narrator: D. L. Hughley Release Date: June 2021

Legendary comedian D.L. Hughley uses his 'hilarious yet soul-shaking' (Black Enterprise) humor to confront racism's unjust impact on the health and wellbeing of Blacks and minorities  White people love survival guides. But have you noticed they’re always about ridiculous activities in locations far from home, with chapters like “How to Survive an Avalanche' or 'How to Live on Bugs in the Jungle.” Huh?! You know who really needs a survival guide? Black and brown Americans. For surviving their own damn country! Minority populations wake up every day in a battle for their health and safety. Thankfully, legendary activist-comedian D.L. Hughley offers How to Survive America, a fearless satire that exposes racism’s unjust toll on our bodies and minds. Even before COVID-19 disproportionately impacted minority communities, life expectancy for Blacks was a full three years less than for white Americans. The very air we breathe is more polluted, our water is more contaminated, our local food options are toxic, and our jobs are underpaid. Despite the obvious need, the quality of our health care is tragically inadequate. Our communities are statistically less safe than the average, and yet we’re terrorized by the law-enforcement and criminal-justice systems that are supposed to protect us, sending Blacks to prison at five times the rate of whites. Not least, our means of addressing these injustices—voting—is perennially under assault. It’s enough to drive you crazy. Well, guess what? According to Cigna, Blacks are 20 percent more likely to report “psychological distress” yet “50 percent less likely to receive counseling or mental health treatment.” It’s almost like the entire country has been structured with no regard for our welfare. Hmmm. Whether you’re Black, white, brown, or Asian, don’t leave home without arming yourself with How to Survive America!

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Acknowledgments: Stories of Friends, Enemies and Figuring Things Out Audiobook

Acknowledgments: Stories of Friends, Enemies and Figuring Things Out

Author: Becky Lucas Narrator: Becky Lucas Release Date: June 2021

From critically acclaimed comedian Becky Lucas comes a funny, consoling and very candid collection of stories and essays about friends, enemies and figuring it out that establishes her as one of today's most original comedy writers. There's no such thing as a perfect life, but there are perfectly hilarious moments. The best stories are often about the lowest points in our lives - the soul-crushing jobs, the bad boyfriends, the terrible holidays, the betrayals and heartbreaks. These are the stories I tell people to make them like me, but, more importantly, they've helped me learn how to like myself. So this book is a collection of thankyous and acknowledgments: * Thank you to an ex-lover who marvelled at the fact he could get hard with me, even though I wasn't up to his usual standard. * Thank you to the coked-up real estate agent who, while lecturing me and my friend about the importance of travelling, fell down a flight of stairs. * Thank you to the woman who approached me after a gig and told me she hoped her daughter wouldn't end up like me. You've all taught me that you can't control who comes into your life or what happens to you, but you can decide just what it is you take from them.

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'Mum, What's Wrong with You?': 101 Things Only Mothers of Teenage Girls Know Audiobook

'Mum, What's Wrong with You?': 101 Things Only Mothers of Teenage Girls Know

Author: Lorraine Candy Narrator: Lorraine Candy Release Date: June 2021

Sunday Times bestseller 'The mothering manual we all need' Claudia Winkleman Mums: are you feeling lonely, confused or worried? Are you panicking that maybe you're getting everything wrong? Does it, in the words of Lorraine Candy's own teenage daughter, 'suck to be you' (Mum) right now? Welcome to the most challenging part of your parenting journey: the teenage years. It was all going so well and then, out of the blue, the little girl you love to the moon and back turned into an irrational, fire-breathing dragon. She lives in a messy pit of wet towels and sticky mugs, hoarding other people's phone chargers and eyebrow tweezers, while rudely rejecting maternal intervention or affection. Do not worry. You're not alone. Parenting columnist Lorraine Candy, a mum of four (including three teens), is here to help. Her warm and witty family memoir will lead you to a more harmonious parenting place. Alongside a wealth of hilarious personal anecdotes, Candy offers you useful, easy-to-follow, well-researched guidance from experts. This is a survivor's guide for mums. This book will help you connect with your daughter and feel good about your mothering as you raise the bright and brilliant young women of tomorrow.

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The News Quiz: Vintage Treasures: Classic highlights from the topical BBC Radio 4 panel show Audiobook

The News Quiz: Vintage Treasures: Classic highlights from the topical BBC Radio 4 panel show

Almost as breathtaking as the treasures from Sutton Hoo, 14 archive episodes of the long-running topical Radio 4 panel show, chaired by Barry Took, Bill Tidy, Simon Hoggart and Sandi Toksvig. Now on display for the first time, these valuable editions can be dated to between 1980 and 2012 and tell us much about the headline-grabbing issues, incidents and individuals of yesteryear. Joining regular panellists Alan Coren, Richard Ingrams, Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton are a treasure trove of guest players including Nigel Dempster, Ian Hislop, Michael Grade, Rory Bremner, Linda Smith, Sue MacGregor, Armando Iannucci, Fred MacAulay, Francis Wheen, Sue Perkins, Josie Long, Hugo Rifkind, Miles Jupp, Sarah Millican, Paul Sinha, John Craven, Gay Search, Tom Wrigglesworth, Susan Calman and many more. Alongside the regular programmes are three bejewelled editions of News Quiz of the Year, from 1987 and 1991, plus the Millennium Special edition first broadcast on New Year's Eve 1999. This release contains adult language and references that reflect the era in which it was first broadcast. Episode selection by Michael Stevens (P) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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