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  1. 488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct Audiobook 488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct
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  2. Magpie Audiobook Magpie
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  3. A Midwinter Promise Audiobook A Midwinter Promise
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  4. Lessons In Lust Audiobook Lessons In Lust
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  5. Behind the Mask: My Autobiography Audiobook Behind the Mask: My Autobiography
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  6. Peaky Blinders: The Real Story: The new true history of Birmingham's most notorious gangs Audiobook Peaky Blinders: The Real Story: The new true history of Birmingham's most notorious gangs
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  7. The Hunting Party Audiobook The Hunting Party
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  8. The Butterfly Room Audiobook The Butterfly Room
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  9. Unstoppable: Transforming Your Mindset to Create Change, Accelerate Results, and Be the Best at What Audiobook Unstoppable: Transforming Your Mindset to Create Change, Accelerate Results, and Be the Best at What
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  10. The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B Audiobook The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B
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Flowers in the Attic: 40th Anniversary Edition Audiobook

Flowers in the Attic: 40th Anniversary Edition

Author: V.C. Andrews Narrator: Mena Suvari Release Date: November 2019

Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the enduring gothic masterpiece Flowers in the Attic—the unforgettable forbidden love story that earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fan base and became an international cult classic. At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden—blond, innocent, and fighting for their lives… They were a perfect and beautiful family—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. They are kept in the attic of their grandmother's labyrinthine mansion, isolated and alone. As the visits from their seemingly unconcerned mother slowly dwindle, the four children grow ever closer and depend upon one another to survive both this cramped world and their cruel grandmother. A suspenseful and thrilling tale of family, greed, murder, and forbidden love, Flowers in the Attic is the unputdownable first novel of the epic Dollanganger family saga. The Dollanganger series includes: Flowers in the Attic, Petals in the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, Garden of Shadows, Beneath the Attic, and Out of the Attic.

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The Glass Menagerie: A BBC Radio 3 full-cast production Audiobook

The Glass Menagerie: A BBC Radio 3 full-cast production

Author: Tennessee Williams Narrator: Anastasia Hille, George Mackay, Patsy Ferran, Sope Dirisu Release Date: November 2019

Anastasia Hille stars as Amanda Wingfield and George MacKay as her son Tom in BBC Radio 3's landmark production of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece Tennessee Williams's iconic play tells the story of a family trapped in their own unhappy situation and the shattering of their quiet existence when is stranger is brought home. Tom shares the cramped and claustrophobic tenement home with his over-bearing mother, Amanda and painfully shy sister, Laura. He works in a warehouse but dreams of becoming a poet, escaping his mundane life. Laura hides at home lacking the confidence to engage meaningfully with the outside world, preferring instead to lose herself in her collection of fragile glass animals. Amanda sells magazine subscriptions over the phone and commits herself to finding a match for her daughter. One day, Tom succumbs to his mother's pressure and brings home a gentleman caller... Creating a dream-like atmosphere, The Glass Menagerie has remained one of Williams' most touching, tender and painful works. Tennessee Williams's drama is one of the most loved and well-known stage plays of the 20th century. It won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award in 1945 and paved the way for Williams to become one of America's most highly regarded playwrights. The Glass Menagerie is introduced by John Lahr, author of the acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. Cast: Amanda . . . . . Anastasia Hille Tom . . . . . George MacKay Laura . . . . . Patsy Ferran Jim . . . . . Sope Dirisu Directed and produced by Sasha Yevtushenko Sound design by Peter Ringrose and Caleb Knightley. Production co-ordinator: Mabel Wright Music for violin arranged and performed by Bogdan Vacarescu

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Little Women Audiobook

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott Narrator: Anne Undeland Release Date: November 2019

This glorious new audio production of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women; Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (the first of four books) gives us the March sisters in one evanescent year, from Christmas to Christmas, as they dance back and forth on the delicate, tender line between childhood and adulthood. By turns as achingly beautiful as it is humorous and wise, as you listen you will fall in love with rough-and-tumble Jo, graceful Meg, gentle, gifted Beth, and willful Amy as they struggle, fight, sing, write, run, play, weep, laugh, and love their ways through life in Civil War New England. This delightful recording is followed by a fascinating conversation between Anne Undeland and Alison Larkin about Louisa May Alcott's feminist beginnings, and why the great classic is still so beloved today.

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Alison Larkin Presents: A Christmas Carol Audiobook

Alison Larkin Presents: A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Alison Larkin Release Date: November 2019

Following her recent adaptation of Great Expectations, bestselling novelist and award-winning audiobook narrator Alison Larkin changes the gender of Scrooge in this exciting new recording of A Christmas Carol. It's the same beloved Christmas story - only one thing has changed. In this version, Scrooge is a woman. Everything else, though, is pure Dickens. So, the characters around Scrooge behave as if it were quite normal for a woman to learn to read and write, fall in love with and reject a woman and have the kind of career only men could dream of in 1843. It's an irresistible question. If gender had been simply irrelevant in the 19th century where would we all be now?

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A Christmas Carol Audiobook

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Michael Ward Release Date: November 2019

first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Narrated by Michael Ward

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The Night Before Christmas Audiobook

The Night Before Christmas

Author: Clement C Moore Narrator: Michael Ward Release Date: November 2019

A Visit from St. Nicholas', more commonly known as 'The Night Before Christmas' and ''Twas the Night Before Christmas' from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, who claimed authorship in 1837. The poem has been called 'arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American' and is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today. It has had a massive impact on the history of Christmas gift-giving. Before the poem gained wide popularity, American ideas had varied considerably about Saint Nicholas and other Christmastide visitors. 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' eventually was set to music and has been recorded by many artists. Narrated by Michael Ward

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The Verge Audiobook

The Verge

Author: Susan Glaspell Narrator: Anna Lee Release Date: November 2019

Susan Keating Glaspell (1876 -1948) was a novelist, playwright, journalist and actress. 'The Verge' reflects Glaspell's observation of the way in which Victorian society left some women feeling trapped in roles for which they were unsuited. The narrative is about Claire, a woman who lives her life on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Trying to create a new type of plant, Claire spends most of her time in the greenhouse. One winter, with a house full of guests, she diverts the heat to the greenhouse. She tries to leave her family and friends outside, in the cold, and their attempts to bring her back to the real world drive her over the edge into utter insanity. The language of 'The Verge' is unusual; the characters sometimes speak in poetic fragments rather than everyday speech. What's more, symbolism features heavily in the play. Of course it all ends in death and destruction, with Claire humming 'Nearer My God, to Thee" with a smoking gun in her hand and a dead man at her feet.

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Analysis of: There Will Be Blood: A Study Guide Audiobook

Analysis of: There Will Be Blood: A Study Guide

Author: J.-M. Kuczynski Narrator: Andrew Montesi Release Date: November 2019

An analysis of Daniel Plainview, the main character in the movie There Will Be Blood, which is based on the novel Oil by Sinclair Lewis.

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The Stone Lions Audiobook

The Stone Lions

Author: Julia Iatridis Narrator: Yvonne Zum Tobel Release Date: November 2019

A young woman who survived from Smyrna Catastrophe in 1922 started her life from scratch in Greece. She did it thanks to a dream-but with an unexpected end. *** Panoria is a young girl who was miraculously saved from the Great Fire of Smyrna, otherwise known as the Disaster of Asia Minor, in 1922. She arrives in Athens, along with thousands of refugees, but she is alone. She lost all her family in the catastrophe of Smyrna. Young as she is, she has no choice other than becoming a servant to survive. Each house she works in is a chapter of the book. In each home, Panoria learns valuable lessons about people and society. However, this knowledge is not easily earned. The massive explosion severely damaged her hearing during the evacuation in the harbour of Smyrna. This makes her feel lonely and isolated, even around people. So, her most trusted sense is her sight. She watches everything, and, if necessary, through keyholes, which is how she discovers a lot about her employers. The employers tell her only what they want her to know. She picks knowledge as best as she can, such as how to save as much money as possible, little by little, and in time to make her dream come true: to build her own house with a balcony and two stone lions to support it. She follows her dream-but with an unpredictable end. *** • Bestselling fiction in Greece • State Award for Literature (Greece, 1964) • 7 editions in the Greek language until 2008 • Mini TV Series in Greece (1969-1971) • Now available in English *** The Stone Lions (Audiobook) Total chapters: 14 Music composer (soundtrack): Gavin Somerset

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Four Sisters Audiobook

Four Sisters

Author: Val Wood Narrator: Anne Dover Release Date: November 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. Hull, 1852. Matty has had to care for her three younger sisters ever since their mother's death ten years ago. She and the girls' beloved father have worked hard to keep the family together and now it's time to celebrate as Matty turns eighteen. But their joy is short-lived when tragedy suddenly strikes and their father disappears on his way to London. The sisters have no way of knowing what has happened to him - only that he hasn't returned home. With little money left they're now forced to battle life's misfortunes alone... A powerful story about the bond of sisterhood and how it can triumph against any adversity, from the Sunday Times bestselling author Val Wood.

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Gulliver's Travels Audiobook

Gulliver's Travels

Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Arthur Darvill Release Date: October 2019

Jonathan Swift's classic satire, in a brand new dramatisation starring Arthur Darvill (Rory from BBC Television's Doctor Who) Gulliver is shipwrecked on the Island of Lilliput where the natives are tiny people living in a miniature society. With his unique overview of this realm, Gulliver discovers a world of petty politics and small minds. Coerced into a war between two nations who disagree on the best way to eat boiled eggs, Gulliver finds himself betrayed by friends and battered by enemies - escape is his only option if he wants to survive! Gulliver's adventures in Lilliput are hilarious, disturbing and profound. This is a story of dishonest politicians, mindless ceremony and wars based on unconvincing arguments. A satire as potent now as it ever was!

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The Penny Dreadfuls: Volume 3: Le Carré on Spying; Don Quixote; Hadrian's Beard Audiobook

The Penny Dreadfuls: Volume 3: Le Carré on Spying; Don Quixote; Hadrian's Beard

In these riotous revisionist plays, The Penny Dreadfuls present alternative takes on three icons, ably assisted by guests including Miles Jupp, Mark Heap, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Amanda Abbington and Sylvester McCoy. In The Penny Dreadful's Present: Le Carré on Spying, we follow David Cornwell's (Le Carré's real name) desperate efforts to uncover the latest mole in the secret service. John F Kennedy's official visit to Berlin looms and the pressure is on to get to the truth. In The Penny Dreadful's Present: Don Quixote, Cervantes' mighty tome has been condensed into an hour's entertainment. Join peasant Sancho and the man who thinks he's a Knight, locked in a quest to save those who don't want saving and unravel enchantments which may or may not only exist in their minds. The Penny Dreadful's Present: Hadrian's Beard will broadcast later on this year. Emperor Hadrian's instinct is to protect himself and Rome with a wall, but will the locals fall into line? Produced by Julia McKenzie

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