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  1. The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 Audiobook The Promise: WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021
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  2. Dune Audiobook Dune
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  3. The Christmas Escape Audiobook The Christmas Escape
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  4. Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness Audiobook Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness
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  5. Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain Audiobook Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain
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  6. As Good As Dead Audiobook As Good As Dead
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  7. How to Kill Your Family Audiobook How to Kill Your Family
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  8. Never Audiobook Never
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  9. Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography Audiobook Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography
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  10. Touch of Regret Audiobook Touch of Regret
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The Mirror of the Sea Audiobook

The Mirror of the Sea

Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Peter Kelleher Release Date: November 2021

'The Mirror of the Sea' (1906) is a collection of autobiographical essays first published in various magazines between 1904 and 1906. Joseph Conrad lived an exciting and eventful life as a seaman, and as a writer he possessed a unique insight into human psychology, which is clearly reflected in his fictional works as well as in his essays. - Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born author who left Poland in his teens to avoid enlistment in the Russian Army. He learned English aboard British ships and started writing in that language after settling in England. His most famous novel is 'Heart of Darkness' (1899), which was inspired by his experiences on the open sea.

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The Black Benedicts Audiobook

The Black Benedicts

Author: Anita Charles Narrator: Geri Allen Release Date: November 2021

When Mallory become the governess of Raife Benedict's niece, she sets off for the beautiful Morven Grance, Raife's house on the Welsh borderland. Her life becomes inextricably linked with the Black Benedicts, all of them as intriguing as they look. Yet none of them has quite the effect on her as her distant, yet alluring employer. It does not help that he does not seem the least bit interested in Mallory, a plain governess. The story set in romantic Welsh landscapes dates back to the 20th century and was written by Anita Charles, a pseudonym of the English romance writer Ida Pollock. A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate. - Anita Charles is a pseudonym of Ida Pollock (1908 - 2013), a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career. Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the 'world's oldest novelist' who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death. On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association, having been one of its founding members. Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell.

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Laddie Audiobook

Laddie

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter Narrator: Bridget Gaige Release Date: November 2021

'Laddie' is Gene Stratton-Porter's most autobiographical novel, and is titled after her brother, who drowned as a teenager. It is the story of Pamela Pryor and Laddie Stranton. Whilst she is rich, Laddie is but a poor farm boy. Her father opposes the match, and Pamela tries her best to change his mind. This classic romance mixes pastoral childhood, beautiful nature, and heartbreak. It was adapted to the silver screen three times: in 1926, 1935, and 1940. - Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924) was an American writer, wildlife photographer, naturalist, and one of the first women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote for several national magazines in the United States, and many of her novels went on to become bestsellers and have been widely translated. She used her position and income to support the conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetland areas in the state of Indiana. She is remembered for novels such as 'Freckles,' 'Laddie,' and 'Michael O'Halloran.' Her novel 'A Girl of the Limberlost' was adapted four times as a film, most recently in 1990 in a made-for-TV version. Her 'The Keeper of the Bees' has also been adapted four times to the silver screen.

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The Harvester Audiobook

The Harvester

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter Narrator: Cindy Steib Release Date: November 2021

'The Harvester' is a gentle love story, made up of a fondness for nature, high moral ideals and an engaging plot. It is the story of young David Langston, who lives in the countryside with his dog, growing medicinal herbs he then sells in the city. One evening, he has a vision of his Dream Girl and goes searching for her, and in so doing changes the course of his life forever. - Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924) was an American writer, wildlife photographer, naturalist, and one of the first women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote for several national magazines in the United States, and many of her novels went on to become bestsellers and have been widely translated. She used her position and income to support the conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetland areas in the state of Indiana. She is remembered for novels such as 'Freckles,' 'Laddie,' and 'Michael O'Halloran.' Her novel 'A Girl of the Limberlost' was adapted four times as a film, most recently in 1990 in a made-for-TV version. Her 'The Keeper of the Bees' has also been adapted four times to the silver screen.

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La dama de las Camelias Audiobook

La dama de las Camelias

Uno de los grandes clásicos franceses por antonomasia. «Nos prohíben tener corazón para no correr el riesgo de que nos abucheen y perder la credibilidad.» La dama de las camelias es una de las novelas más populares de todos los tiempos. Adaptada al teatro y al cine innumerables veces, inspiró incluso una de las óperas más celebradas del XIX: La Traviata, de Giuseppe Verdi. La obra cuenta la imposible historia de amor entre Armand Duval, un apuesto joven de alta alcurnia, y Marguerite Gautier, una bella y angélica cortesana. Juntos tratan de desafi ar las rígidas convenciones sociales de su tiempo, entre el esplendor y la hipocresía del París de 1840. Novela romántica por antonomasia, La dama de las camelias, que presentamos ahora en una nueva traducción, mantiene intacta la capacidad de seducción que la ha hecho ingresar en el imaginario común. Mario Vargas Llosa dijo... «Consigue, como si hubiera sido esperado ávidamente por un vasto público, llenar un vacío, satisfacer un apetito psicológico, moral o intelectual, que las más grandes realizaciones del arte o la literatura son incapaces de llenar.»

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Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest Audiobook

Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest

Author: William Henry Hudson Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: November 2021

After a failed revolutionary attempt leads Abel, a young European explorer, to seek refuge in the primeval forests of Venezuela, the curious call of an unseen bird lures him deeper and deeper into the jungle, where he encounters the source of the siren song-a lovely, half-wild girl with mysterious powers. Thus, in the "green mansions" of the forest, begins the romance between Abel and Rima, who speaks the languages of birds and longs to return to the land of her birth to be reunited with others of her kind. But the love that flowers between them is soon overshadowed by cruelty and sorrow ... Written by a British naturalist with a deep love and knowledge of wilderness areas, the richly colored tale transports listeners to the lush atmosphere of the Amazonian outback. Originally published in 1904, this haunting classic offers a narrative of lyric beauty as well as a fascinating link between nineteenth-century Romanticism and modern environmentalism.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel Audiobook

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Author: Baroness Orczy Narrator: Michael Ward Release Date: November 2021

'They seek him here... they seek him there...' It is the bloody height of the French Revolution. Men, women and children are put to death under the blade of the remorseless Guillotine, all to feed a baying mobs lust for blood and murder. Their only hope of salvation comes from a band of 20 brave men from across the channel. Noble daredevils who seek to snatch Madame Guillotine's prey from her clutches, all in the name of sport and excitement. Twenty men; nineteen to obey, and one to command. And that one, hated and hunted by the French Republic, known throughout all of Europe as the most daring, the most cunning member of that band. Identified only by his tell-tale signature: The Scarlet Pimpernel!

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La renuncia Audiobook

La renuncia

Author: Edith Wharton Narrator: Cristina Sánchez Release Date: November 2021

Los mejores libros jamás escritos. La ironía y el talento se convirtieron, en manos de Edith Wharton, en las armas con las que apuntar y disparar sin temor contra la sociedad de su tiempo. No es fácil para una mujer de la alta burguesía soportar la crítica social. Por eso Kate vive en la Costa Azul, donde nadie la conoce. Ha pasado una eternidad desde que huyó de Nueva York con su amante, y abandonó a su marido y a su hija, entonces una niña. Ahora Anne, convertida en una hermosa muchacha, reclama a su madre, y Kate acude a la llamada. Pero la reconciliación se convierte en tragedia cuando Kate descubre que su hija se ha prometido con Chris Fenno, un hombre a quien conoce demasiado bien. «Siempre había tenido su orgullo, y eso era algo que la gente debería tener presente antes de decir ciertas cosas de ella.»

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The Phantom of the Opera Audiobook

The Phantom of the Opera

Author: Gaston LeRoux Narrator: Arty Froushan Release Date: October 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The Phantom of the Opera is Gaston Leroux's exquisite blend of Gothic horror and tragic romance, which formed the basis for a world-renowned stage musical. This Penguin Classics edition is translated with notes by Mireille Ribiere, and an introduction by Jann Matlock. When the new managers of the Paris Opera House ignore their predecessors' warnings about the hideous 'Opera ghost' stalking the theatre, it is a fatal mistake. The Phantom haunts the imagination of the beautiful and talented singer Christine Daaé, appearing to her as the 'Angel of Music' - a disembodied voice, coaching her to sing as she never could before. When Christine is courted by a handsome young Viscount, the Phantom is consumed by jealousy and seeks revenge. And when Christine suddenly disappears after a triumphant singing performance, it becomes clear that the Phantom's time has come. With its pervading atmosphere of menace, tinged with dark humour, The Phantom of the Opera (1910) has inspired film, stage and literature since its publication, including Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, the most successful theatrical show of all time. Mireille Ribière's highly readable and historically accurate translation captures the drive and drama of Leroux's vivid tale, and is accompanied by extensive notes and further reading. Jann Matlock's fascinating new introduction examines the Phantom's legacy and uncovers the real secrets hidden in the Paris Opera House. © Gaston Leroux, Mireille Ribière 2009 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Russian Gambler: A BBC Radio full-cast adaptation Audiobook

The Russian Gambler: A BBC Radio full-cast adaptation

Author: Dolya Gavanski, Fyodor Dostoevsky Narrator: Dolya Gavanski, Ed Stoppard, Eleanor Bron, Matthew Marsh Release Date: October 2021

Ed Stoppard stars as obsessive pianist Alexei in this modern-day take on Dostoevsky's classic The Gambler When brilliant but penniless pianist Alexei is hired to tutor the 10-year-old daughter of Russian oligarch Mikhail, he is drawn into a world of chance, obsession and violence. Hopelessly infatuated with Mikhail's beautiful stepdaughter Polina, he vows to do anything to win her love: and so begins his involvement in a dangerous, high-stakes game... Seduced by the lure of the roulette wheel, and embroiled in the complications and machinations of Polina and her family, Alexei's life takes a dark turn. The unexpected arrival of Mikhail's mother Anastasia from Russia offers hope of rescue from financial ruin: but an obsession with risk-taking threatens to destroy everything... This lively reimagining, set in contemporary London, was written by Dolya Gavanski, who also plays Polina. Ed Stoppard (Home Fires) stars as Alexei, with Eleanor Bron (A Little Princess) as Anastasia and Matthew Marsh (Love, Lies and Records) as Mikhail. Production credits Adapted by Dolya Gavanski, from Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Gambler Directed and produced by John Dryden Original music composed by Sacha Puttnam All music performed by Sacha Puttnam Casting: Toby Whale Script Editor: Mike Walker Sound Design: Steve Bond A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4 Cast Alexei - Ed Stoppard Mikhail - Matthew Marsh Polina - Dolya Gavanski Vika - Isabella Blake Thomas Astley - Graham Seed Francois - Orlando Seale Katie - Lucy May Barker Inokenti - George Lasha Masha - Irina Karatcheva Mullighan - Jay Taylor Office Worker - Alana Ramsey Blake - Timothy Walker Anastasia - Eleanor Bron First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 17-24 November 2013 © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (p) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion Audiobook

The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion

Author: Ford Madox Ford Narrator: P. J. Ochlan Release Date: October 2021

Set in the turbulent time right before World War I, this novel chronicles the tragedy of Edward Ashburnham, his seemingly perfect marriage, and his two American friends. Told through disjointed flashbacks, lies, infidelity, and acts of betrayal are revealed that eviscerate the ties that pull the friends and couples together. As events unfold, each individual must face their misgivings and bend to their own judgement. Originally titled The Saddest Story, The Good Solider is considered one of the best English-language novels of the twentieth century and continues to vex audiences with its use of literary devices such as the unreliable narrator.

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The Innocence of Father Brown Audiobook

The Innocence of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton Narrator: John Rayburn Release Date: October 2021

A fictional priest and amateur detective named Father Brown had a face once described "as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling." This made him appear somewhat clumsy and naïve, but that didn't take into account his keen understanding of human nature and exceptional intuition. English writer G. K. Chesterton created the character, writing fifty-three short stories over the years and gaining widespread popularity, later on TV as well. All of the stories you're about to hear were originally printed in the Saturday Evening Post magazine, with the first in 1910. Those tales are as follows: "The Blue Cross""The Secret Garden""The Queer Feet""The Flying Stars""The Invisible Man""The Honour of Israel Gow""The Wrong Shape""The Sins of Prince Saradine""The Hammer of God""The Eye of Apollo""The Sign of the Broken Sword""The Three Tools of Death"

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