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  1. Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold Audiobook Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold
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  2. A Christmas to Remember: The enchanting new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Anton Du Beke Audiobook A Christmas to Remember: The enchanting new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Anton Du Beke
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  3. A Del of a Life: The hilarious new memoir from the national treasure Audiobook A Del of a Life: The hilarious new memoir from the national treasure
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  4. Hungry: The Highly Anticipated Memoir from One of the Greatest Food Writers of All Time Audiobook Hungry: The Highly Anticipated Memoir from One of the Greatest Food Writers of All Time
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  5. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day Audiobook I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
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  6. Ghosts Audiobook Ghosts
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  7. Rag-and-Bone Christmas Audiobook Rag-and-Bone Christmas
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  8. 19th Christmas: (Women's Murder Club 19) Audiobook 19th Christmas: (Women's Murder Club 19)
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  9. Why Mummy’s Sloshed: The Bigger the Kids, the Bigger the Drink Audiobook Why Mummy’s Sloshed: The Bigger the Kids, the Bigger the Drink
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  10. Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography Audiobook Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography
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Contacts Audiobook

Contacts

Author: Mark Watson Narrator: To Be Announced Release Date: October 2020

The unforgettable new book from award-winning writer and comedian Mark Watson – available to pre-order now! 'Mark Watson is one of my favourite writers and Contacts is by far his best book yet' Adam Kay ‘Witty, emotional and beautifully written’ Jill Mansell ‘It made me laugh, cry, reflect and want to check in on all my friends’ Emma Gannon 'This is such a great book, funny and serious and daring and humane' Richard Curtis One man’s last journey. One hundred and fifty-eight chances to save his life. James Chiltern boards the 23:50 sleeper train from London to Edinburgh with two pork pies, six beers and a packet of chocolate digestives. At 23:55 he sends a message to all 158 people in his contacts, telling them that he plans to end his life in the morning. He then switches his phone to flight mode. He’s said goodbye. To him, it’s the end of his story – and time to crack open the biscuits. But across the world, 158 phones are lighting up with a notification. Phones belonging to his mum. His sister. His ex-best friend. The woman who broke his heart. People he’s lost touch with. People he barely knows. And for them, the message is only the beginning of the journey. Funny and wise, tender and deeply moving, Contacts is a beautiful story about the weight of loneliness, the importance of kindness – and how it’s never too late to reach out. *Don’t miss it – pre-order now!*

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Dangerous to Know: A new, dark and shockingly funny thriller that you won’t be able to put down Audiobook

Dangerous to Know: A new, dark and shockingly funny thriller that you won’t be able to put down

Author: Chloé Esposito Narrator: Laura Aikman Release Date: October 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. The sharp, smart and outrageously funny finale in the Alvie Knightly trilogy, brought to you by Penguin. Once, serial killer Alvie Knightly was living the dream. Unlimited cash. An Italian getaway. A hot new boyfriend . . . How the mighty fall. One year - and one very unfortunate incident - later, Alvie is homeless, surviving on meal deals, and counting her dwindling pennies. It's time for one last hit, and if anyone can pull it off - in six-inch heels - it's Alvie. But if she's to succeed in her mission to avenge her ex, win back her money and secure her future, she'll have to face her most terrifying enemy yet . . . Her past. Praise for Mad and Bad: 'The must-have beach read this summer' Telegraph 'Sizzlingly glamorous' Guardian 'A fast-paced tale of sex, lies and murder' Stylist 'Like Gone Girl, if Amy Schumer had written it. SUCH fun' Bryony Gordon © Chloe Esposito 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Black Gangster Audiobook

Black Gangster

Author: Donald Goines Narrator: Leon Nixon Release Date: October 2020

A large part of Goines's thirty nine years of life was spent being a successful pimp, a heif, an operator of corn liquor houses, an armed robber, and a small time dope dealer. He lived the life of the streets and out of that experience he created Prince, the anti-hero of Black Gangster. It's the story of the shocking underworld of black organized crime and the fledgling black 'godfather' who goes from teenager ganglord to powerful Detroit mobster. Like the gangsters of the 1920's, he begins with boot-legging and branches out into every known crime.

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For Letter or Worse Audiobook

For Letter or Worse

Author: Vivian Conroy Narrator: Sandy Rustin Release Date: October 2020

Murder is in the cards ... The scissors are sharpened and the cardstock is stacked for Delta Douglas's latest workshop: making 3-D cards at socialite Lena Laroy's birthday extravaganza. As co-owner of Wanted, the local Tundish stationery shop, Delta is ready to wow her guests with her one-of-a-kind crafts. But, at this party, paper isn't the only thing bent out of shape. When a threatening present is unwrapped and the hostess's sister-in-law is discovered dead near the trees, Delta realizes another killer is on the loose in her small Montana town. Before the cake is even cut, suspects appear from the folds, and Delta and her Paper Posse must analyze the evidence to track the culprit down. But, with Lena's list of enemies a mile long, Delta soon discovers this case has more dimensions than she bargained for

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Choke Hold: An Eli Wolff Thriller Audiobook

Choke Hold: An Eli Wolff Thriller

Author: Gerald Everett Jones Narrator: Eric Thomure Release Date: October 2020

Inspired by a true story. Hank Ellis was murdered in his own home for dissing the cops in front of his neighbors.  Cynical personal-injury attorney Eli Wolff rediscovers his idealism for simple justice when he sues the city for the wrongful death of an unarmed African American man at the hands of two police officers. Ellis was killed in his own home, choked to death, after angry officers stormed in without a warrant, anxious to teach him a lesson for disrespecting them in front of his neighbors.  The guilty parties probably think you care more about entertainment than justice. But no one will make you write Congress about it. The author suggests in the epilogue that holding mandatory public inquests in these cases might disclose evidence and encourage dialogue before some angry mob decides that setting fire to their neighborhood is the only way to get their side of the story told.

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August Snow Audiobook

August Snow

Author: Stephen Mack Jones Narrator: Luis Moreno Release Date: October 2020

August Snow, an ex-police detective who was fired from the Detroit PD, brought down the entire corrupt department and the mayor with a wrongful dismissal lawsuit. The son of an AfricanAmerican cop and a Mexican-American painter, August Snow is most at home in Detroit's Mexicantown neighborhood, where he grew up-the neighborhood he's now returned to and hopes to revitalize with his settlement money of $12 million. The trouble is August has old enemies with scores to settle. When an old acquaintance, finance magnate Eleanore Paget, hears August is back in town, she tries to hire him to investigate suspicious goings-on at her investment bank. August declines- detective work is no longer his beat. When Eleanore is found dead the next day of an apparent suicide, August doesn't buy it for a minute. His search for her killer will drag him into a rat's nest of Detroit's most dangerous criminals.

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The Vacation: A Novel Audiobook

The Vacation: A Novel

Author: Silk White Narrator: Sullivan Jones Release Date: October 2020

After being suspended by his captain for following his instincts, detective Anthony Stone decides it may be best for him and his family to take a much-needed vacation. It just so happens that a terrorist known to the world as the "Genius" decides to hijack the cruise ship that Anthony Stone and his family are aboard. Things get ugly when a team of gunmen board and violently take over the ship. Anthony Stone is faced with a tough decision. He can either try to save the life of his longtime girlfriend or attempt to save the lives of all of the passengers on board the ship. Join Silk White as he takes you on a vacation that you'll never forget.

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When No One Is Watching: A Thriller Audiobook

When No One Is Watching: A Thriller

Author: Alyssa Cole Narrator: Jay Aaseng, Susan Dalian Release Date: September 2020

'I was knocked over by the momentum of an intense psychological thriller that doesn’t let go until the final page. This is a terrific read.' – Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author Rear Window meets Get Out in this gripping thriller from a critically acclaimed and New York Times Notable author, in which the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood takes on a sinister new meaning… Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every time she blinks. Condos are sprouting like weeds, FOR SALE signs are popping up overnight, and the neighbors she’s known all her life are disappearing. To hold onto her community’s past and present, Sydney channels her frustration into a walking tour and finds an unlikely and unwanted assistant in one of the new arrivals to the block—her neighbor Theo. But Sydney and Theo’s deep dive into history quickly becomes a dizzying descent into paranoia and fear. Their neighbors may not have moved to the suburbs after all, and the push to revitalize the community may be more deadly than advertised. When does coincidence become conspiracy? Where do people go when gentrification pushes them out? Can Sydney and Theo trust each other—or themselves—long enough to find out before they too disappear?

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Transcendent Kingdom Audiobook

Transcendent Kingdom

Author: Yaa Gyasi Narrator: Bahni Turpin Release Date: September 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. From the bestselling author of Homegoing comes a searing novel of love and loss, addiction and redemption, straight from the heart of contemporary America. As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two - and the life Gifty dreamed of slips away. Years later, desperate to understand the opioid addiction that destroyed her brother's life, she turns to science for answers. But when her mother comes to stay, Gifty soon learns that the roots of their tangled traumas reach farther than she ever thought. Tracing her family's story through continents and generations will take her deep into the dark heart of modern America. 'I would say that Transcendent Kingdom is a novel for our time (and it is) but it is so much more than that. It is a novel for all times. The splendor and heart and insight and brilliance contained in the pages holds up a light the rest of us can follow' Ann Patchett 'Absolutely transcendent. A gorgeously woven narrative . . . not a word or idea out of place. THE RANGE. I am quite angry this is so good' Roxane Gay 'A stirringly gifted writer' New York Times © Yaa Gyasi 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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A Transformed Life Audiobook

A Transformed Life

Author: Feng Huan Chao Narrator: Mitch Johnson Release Date: September 2020

Life seemed to have forced him to be what it was at the time. From a young time, Ty's dreams had been lost among so many things he never imagined by the time he was an adult, he had felt that his heart was broken from the moment things didn't work out the way he imagined them or by chance.

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And Now She's Gone: A Novel Audiobook

And Now She's Gone: A Novel

Author: Rachel Howzell Hall Narrator: Je Nie Fleming Release Date: September 2020

“Sharp, witty and perfectly paced, And Now She’s Gone is one hell of a read!” —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night Before Isabel Lincoln is gone. But is she missing? It’s up to Grayson Sykes to find her. Although she is reluctant to track down a woman who may not want to be found, Gray’s search for Isabel Lincoln becomes more complicated and dangerous with every new revelation about the woman’s secrets and the truth she’s hidden from her friends and family. Featuring two complicated women in a dangerous cat and mouse game, Rachel Howzell Hall's And Now She’s Gone explores the nature of secrets — and how violence and fear can lead you to abandon everything in order to survive. A Macmillan Audio production from Forge Books

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Love's Persuasion Audiobook

Love's Persuasion

Author: Ola Awonubi Narrator: Najite Dede Release Date: September 2020

Things are changing for the staff of Lagos firm City Finance, and not necessarily for the best. But for Ada Okafor, a bright, dedicated, and beautiful trainee accountant, the only change worth noticing is the dashing, British-trained new assistant MD, Tony Okoli. Ambitious and determined, Ada ignores her feelings for Tony and focuses on juggling her work in accounts with completing her degree in business and finance. But their love of books draws them closer together and they embark on a secret but passionate affair. They soon discover that the course of love does not run smooth and a host of obstacles, from Tony's disapproving family to jealous colleagues, litter their path. Their passion for each other is truly tested as they fight to persuade themselves and the world that love, in the end, trumps social status

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