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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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Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America's First Celebrity Audiobook

Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America's First Celebrity

Author: Tana Wojczuk Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Release Date: July 2020

"A lively, illuminating new biography…Wojczuk reveals the force and vitality of this woman, on the stage and off." —Nina MacLaughlin, The Boston Globe "Once the empress of the stage, the indomitable 19th-century superstar Charlotte Cushman has been lost to us. Tana Wojczuk resurrects her here, charisma and originality intact. A brisk, beautifully crafted life of a pioneering actor who—on and off the stage—indeed seems to have been, as Wojczuk puts it, 'a better man than most men.'" —Stacy Schiff, bestselling author of The Witches and Cleopatra For fans of Book of Ages and American Eve, this illuminating and enthralling biography of 19th-century queer actress Charlotte Cushman portrays her radical lifestyle that riveted New York City and made headlines across America. All her life, Charlotte Cushman refused to submit to others' expectations. Raised in Boston at the time of the transcendentalists, a series of disasters cleared the way for her life on the stage—a path she eagerly took, rejecting marriage and creating a life of adventure, playing the role of the hero in and out of the theater as she traveled to New Orleans and New York City, and eventually to London and back to build a successful career. Her Hamlet, Romeo, Lady Macbeth, and Nancy Sykes from Oliver Twist became canon, impressing Louisa May Alcott, who later based a character on her in Jo's Boys, and Walt Whitman, who raved about "the towering grandeur of her genius" in his columns for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. She acted alongside Edwin and John Wilkes Booth—supposedly giving the latter a scar on his neck that was later used to identify him as President Lincoln's assassin—and visited frequently with the Great Emancipator himself, who was a devoted Shakespeare fan and admirer of Cushman's work. Her wife immortalized her in the angel at the top of Central Park's Bethesda Fountain; worldwide, she was "a lady universally acknowledged as the greatest living tragic actress." Behind the scenes, she was equally radical, making an independent income, supporting her family, creating one of the first bohemian artists' colonies abroad, and living publicly as a queer woman. And yet, her name has since faded into the shadows. Now, her story comes to brilliant life with Tana Wojczuk's Lady Romeo, an exhilarating and enlightening biography of the 19th-century trailblazer. With new research and rarely seen letters and documents, Wojczuk reconstructs the formative years of Cushman's life, set against the excitement and drama of 1800s New York City and featuring a cast of luminaries and revolutionaries who changed the cultural landscape of America forever. The story of an astonishing and uniquely American life, Lady Romeo reveals one of the most remarkable forgotten figures in our history and restores her to center stage, where she belongs.

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Audiobook

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

The 1815 eruption of Indonesia's Tambora volcano had a catastrophic effect on climate around the world. In North America and Europe, the following twelve months became known as "the year without summer." Confined indoors by the relentless rain and cold, a group of friends, including 18-year old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and poet Lord Byron, began writing ghost stories to pass the time. Shelley's tale "Frankenstein" remains, over 200 years later, a work of timeless imagination and power. Includes a post-play conversation with Leslie S. Klinger, author of The New Annotated Frankenstein. Original music by John Biddle. Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in February 2020. Adapted by Kate McAll Director: Anna Lyse Erikson Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg An L.A. Theatre Works Full-Cast Performance featuring: Seamus Dever as Captain Walton Adhir Kalyan as Victor Frankenstein Stacy Keach as The Creature Cerris Morgan-Moyer as Elizabeth Lavenza, Justine Moritz Mike McShane as Mr. Davy, Father, Donald Darren Richardson as Henry Clerval, Judge, Old Man, Hamish Associate Artistic Director: Anna Lyse Erikson Recording Engineer and Sound Designer: Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood Senior Radio Producer: Ronn Lipkin Foley Artist: Brian DeShazor Production Manager: Erica R. Christensen Editor and Mixing Engineer: Charles Carroll

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The Secret Garden  (Unabridged) Audiobook

The Secret Garden (Unabridged)

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Narrator: Brian Morris Release Date: July 2020

The Secret Garden is the story of little Mary Lennox, a girl who'd grown up in India spoiled by her servants, whose primary job it was to be seen and not heard. When Mary's parents die, she is sent to live in England with her uncle, a crotchety old widower. At first blush Mary is a spoiled, self-absorbed brat - she grew up unloved and unwanted, and is certainly 'quite contrary.' When she discovers behind high walls a mysterious and unkempt garden on the manor's property, her imagination and emotions begin to awaken.

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A Passage to India  (Unabridged) Audiobook

A Passage to India (Unabridged)

Author: E.M. Forster Narrator: Brian Morris Release Date: July 2020

A Passage to India by E. M. Forster. Among the greatest novels of the twentieth century, A Passage to India turns on a tragic clash of cultures in British India after the turn of the century, at the height of the Indian independence movement. Centering on an ambiguous incident between a young Englishwoman of uncertain stability and an Indian doctor eager to know his conquerors better, Forster’s book explores both the historical chasm between peoples and the eternal one between individuals struggling to ease their isolation and make sense of their humanity.

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Letters To Lenin - Episode Two: A Story That Begins In Russia Makes Its Way To Salford Audiobook

Letters To Lenin - Episode Two: A Story That Begins In Russia Makes Its Way To Salford

'Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The Proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of ALL countries, Unite!' - Marx & Engels, Communist Manifesto (1848)As we rejoin the Salford mining community in the darkest time of British poverty, Oliver Spinks reveals that Horace Sampson’s family will not receive any compensation because of a new policy loophole leaving the family on the breadline. The men agree to give up a portion of their wage for the Sampson’s until they can appeal for the money on Horace behalf. Nikolai talks to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles about their new book, the Communist Manifesto. Nancy tells Nikolai, Hugo has warned her to stay away from him due to Nikolai’s terrorist past. Nikolai reveals his reason for joining the student revolution against Russia's royalist rule. Nikolai convinces the miners to become communists and go on strike. He approaches Marx and Engels in hopes that they will back their cause, and provide a way to advertise their strike across the country. Marx and Engels agree to put Nikolai in contact with an underhanded journalist named Solomon Credge. In Russia, Vladimir Ulyanov hides his brother Aleksandr Ulyanov from the Russian police hunting him for the attempted assassination of the Tsar. Aleksandr is outraged at a local paper filled with slander about the Ulyanov family, including a rumour that Aleksandr's true father was the failed assassin Dmitri Karakazov, whom also attempted to murder the Tsar twenty years before his execution for treason. Aleksandr tells Vladimir he has read ‘ The Communist Manifesto’ sent to him by Nikolai and has fallen in love with the philosophy. He pleads with Vladimir to read the book for all that Aleksandr believes in is between its pages.

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Stalingrad: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Audiobook

Stalingrad: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

A two-part radio dramatisation of Vasily Grossman's dark, honest account of the battle of Stalingrad; a prequel to Life and Fate – plus Stalingrad: Destiny of a Novel Epic BBC serial Life and Fate stunned radio audiences in 2011, garnering rave reviews for its powerful depiction of a family torn apart by war in Soviet Russia. Now, with this astonishing prequel published in its first ever English translation by Richard and Elizabeth Chandler, we are transported back to the very beginning of Vasily Grossman’s panoramic tale, as the ‘harsh whirlwind’ of war approaches the city of Stalingrad. As Stalingrad opens, we are introduced to the many lives of the Shaposhnikov family and their partners. Atomic scientist Viktor Shtrum struggles with his work for the State and with his own conscience, while his family live, love and work (despite swirling rumours) to run the city’s power stations, factories and hospitals. Meanwhile, at the Front, we meet old-school Bolshevik Commissar Nikolai Krymov in the thick of the Russian army’s pell-mell retreat before Operation Barbarossa, and follow the 'unknown' soldiers giving their lives to hold the line at the Volga. This vivid, gripping drama features many of the same acclaimed cast as Life and Fate, including Kenneth Branagh as Viktor Shtrum and Greta Scacchi as Lyuda Shaposhnikova. Accompanying this stellar dramatisation is Stalingrad: Destiny Of A Novel; featuring extracts from Grossman's private journal, translated here for the first time, and chronicling Stalingrad’s tortuous gestation and long, tormented passage to print. Written and presented by author and historian Catherine Merridale, with readings by Anton Lesser, this five-part series reveals the dramatic backstory behind the classic novel and explores the beginnings of Grossman’s own journey towards Soviet heresy. Written by Vasily Grossman Translated by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler Dramatised by Mike Walker (Part One) and Jonathan Myerson (Part Two) Part One produced and directed by Jonquil Panting Part Two produced by James Robinson and directed by Jonathan Myerson Series Producer: Alison Hindell Original music composed by John Hardy, with Rob Whitehead, and performed by Oliver Wilson-Dixon, Tom Jackson, Stacey Blythe and Max Pownall First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 30 November-1 December 2019

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Alexander: The Story of A Legendary Leader: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Audiobook

Alexander: The Story of A Legendary Leader: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

A thrilling six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great Alexander of Macedon was one of history’s greatest ever military commanders. By the time of his death, aged just 32, he had conquered the entire Persian Empire, and was ruler of a vast territory stretching from Greece to the borders of India. These six episodes tell his extraordinary life story, as reimagined by acclaimed dramatist David Wade. The King’s Son – 356 BC. Outside the city of Pella in Macedonia, the spirits of Achilles and Patroclus are eagerly awaiting a royal birth. But Alexander’s arrival creates friction between King Philip and his Queen, Olympias. I Am Also Alexander – The young Prince is used as a pawn in the war between his parents, and becomes a student of the great philosopher Aristotle. Preparation of the Sacrifice – Alexander goes into battle to prove his manhood. Meanwhile, King Philip's remarriage plans cause tension. The Road to Gordium – Warrior Alexander becomes King of Macedonia and sets out to conquer the world… The Hunt of the God King – Alexander pursues Darius, King of Persia, conquers Egypt – and falls in love with the beautiful Barsine. Great Son of Ammon – The King confronts treachery, invades India and faces the end of the span of years allotted by the Fates... This compelling serial stars Michael Maloney as Alexander, with an incredible cast including Brian Cox, Geraldine James, Alex Jennings and Julian Rhind-Tutt. Also included is a bonus episode of In Our Time, in which Melvyn Bragg and guests explore Alexander’s life, legend and legacy.

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Cuba Story Audiobook

Cuba Story

Author: Victoria Wright Narrator: Victoria Hainsworth Release Date: June 2020

A salsa dance inspired trip to Cuba converts to dangerous circumstances that prevent Tillia from returning home to Australia, painting an entirely different reality of Cuba as she tries to escape while learning the truth about the culture, romance and mystery of Havana. Synopsis A passionate and adventurous girl from Australia saves money all summer with a unique and romantic dream to travel to Cuba to dance in search of the best Salsa Dancers (Salseros) in the world. She travels alone from Spain and arranges to stay in the centre of the city with a Cuban family and becomes truly intimate with the restrictive, socialist circumstances of Cuban life. Although she is well travelled and speaks Spanish, she encounters the complete opposite of what she had envisioned. She becomes very ill and meets some characters that only leave her with feelings of a broken dream, with the exception of one handsome Cuban who gives her some medicine. Things change when she meets an Australian couple and travels 6 hours to ‘Trinidad de Cuba’. There she meets some journalists from the New York Times, recently arrived from Panama to write a story about the upcoming changes in Cuba and makes a deal with them. Shortly after she discovers she cannot access her bank account. She finds herself with no money and no way back to the city. There is no internet access, phones, Western Union on Australian embassy and her new friends have moved onto Santa Clara. Tilia struggles to find her way back to Havana and spends 6 weeks in Cuba without money risking everything to survive and try to get a flight home. A true story of self discovery, survival and the tragedy of contrasting worlds.

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River Rules Audiobook

River Rules

Author: Stevie Z. Fischer Narrator: Byron Wagner Release Date: June 2020

River Rules is a small-town environmental suspense novel with a deep heart and powerful conscience. What the housing bubble didn’t break in Bridgeville—a small New England community blessed by the Connecticut River—greed, double-dealing, and rapid-fire change just might. Peter Russo, a part-time farmer and full-time rambler with his rescue dog, has a knack for conflict, and a burning desire to protect Bridgeville’s land and water from exploitation. His best buddy, John Tomassi, a local cop, doesn’t want to be his babysitter—nor does his brother, Jeff. Peter’s ex-lover, Carmen, has no use for him as she doubles-down on her profitable apple orchard. But Rachel, his niece, needs his partnership in a food truck. Peter’s trouble with Bridgeville’s bureaucracy reunites him with two of his former club baseball players, Marco Torres, now on the wrong side of the law, and Kenny Johnson, a young cop. Peter’s helping hand not only gives Marco the chance he needs, but Marco and Kenny find that there’s more that connects them than divides them. The food truck is a lifeline to almost everyone except Nancy, Peter’s old friend, sinking fast from health issues and the aftermath of date rape. Nobody’s famous and nobody’s rich except Brock Saunders, a local bully turned Ponzi-schemer and sexual predator. With Bridgeville life at the mercy of cultural crosswinds and economic forces seemingly beyond control, love, loss, baseball, and the search for truth create a spinning wheel of unexpected alliances, unsung heroes, and treachery.

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El Otro Audiobook

El Otro

Author: David Corrales Narrator: David Corrales Release Date: May 2020

'El Otro' es un cuento erótico que narra aquellos fantasmas o demonios presentes en la sempiterna dicotomía del amor/odio. Una oda a los celos... un homenaje a la carne, la pasión y a la fatalidad.

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Father Goriot Audiobook

Father Goriot

Author: Honoré De Balzac Narrator: Bruce Pirie Release Date: May 2020

Father Goriot is an 1835 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), included in the Scènes de la vie privée section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. Set in Paris in 1819, it follows the intertwined lives of three characters: the elderly doting Goriot, a mysterious criminal-in-hiding named Vautrin and a naive law student named Eugène de Rastignac. Originally published in serial form during the winter of 1834–35, Le Père Goriot is widely considered Balzac's most important novel. It marks the first serious use by the author of characters who had appeared in other books, a technique that distinguishes Balzac's fiction. The novel is also noted as an example of his realist style, using minute details to create character and subtext. The novel takes place during the Bourbon Restoration, which brought profound changes to French society; the struggle by individuals to secure a higher social status is a major theme in the book. The city of Paris also impresses itself on the characters – especially young Rastignac, who grew up in the provinces of southern France. Balzac analyzes, through Goriot and others, the nature of family and marriage, providing a pessimistic view of these institutions. Translated by Ellen Marriage.

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Journal d'un Fou (Nicolas Gogol): Interprété en Francais par David Serero Audiobook

Journal d'un Fou (Nicolas Gogol): Interprété en Francais par David Serero

Author: Nicolas Gogol, Nikolai Gogol Narrator: David Serero Release Date: May 2020

Journal d'un Fou (Nicolas Gogol), interprété en Francais par David Serero. The 'Diary of a Madman' by Nikolai Gogol, performed in French language by David Serero.

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