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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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How to Die: A Book about Being Alive Audiobook

How to Die: A Book about Being Alive

Author: Ray Robertson Narrator: Graham Rowat Release Date: July 2020

In How to Die: A Book About Being Alive, Ray Robertson meets Montaigne's challenge, arguing with characteristic candour and wit that if we gain a clearer understanding of death, we'll also better understand life. Contending that human beings tend to prefer illusion to reality-and so readily flock to the consoling myths of philosophy, religion, and society-Robertson echoes Publius Syrus, the first-century Roman who claimed, "They live ill who expect to live always." An absorbing excursion through some of Western literature's most compelling works on the subject of mortality, How to Die: A Book About Being Alive is an anecdotally-laden appeal for cultivating an honest relationship with death in the belief that, if we do so, we'll know more about what gives meaning to our lives. Pondering death isn't morbid or frivolous, Robertson argues-not unless we believe that asking what makes for a meaningful life is as well.

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The Inner Coast: Essays Audiobook

The Inner Coast: Essays

Author: Donovan Hohn Narrator: Charlie Thurston Release Date: July 2020

Prize-winning essays on our changing place in the natural world by the bestselling author of Moby-Duck. Writing in the grand American tradition of Annie Dillard and Barry Lopez, Donovan Hohn is an 'adventurous, inquisitive, and brightly illuminating writer' (New York Times). Since the publication of Moby-Duck a decade ago, Hohn has been widely hailed for his prize-winning essays on the borderlands between the natural and the human. The Inner Coast collects ten of his best, many of them originally published in such magazines as the New York Times Magazine and Harper's, which feature his physical, historical, and emotional journeys through the American landscape. By turns meditative and comic, adventurous and metaphysical, Hohn writes about the appeal of old tools, the dance between ecology and engineering, the lost art of ice canoeing, and Americans' complicated love/hate relationship with Thoreau. The Inner Coast marks the return of one of our finest young writers and a stylish exploration of what Guy Davenport called 'the geography of the imagination.'

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How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life Audiobook

How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life

Author: Pandora Sykes Narrator: Pandora Sykes Release Date: July 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. 'Pandora is my personal guru on all things relating to the zeitgeist. How lucky you are that she can now be yours too.' DOLLY ALDERTON Modern life is full of choices. We're told that happiness lies within and we can be whoever we want to be. But with endless possibility comes a feeling of restlessness; like we're somehow failing to live our best life. What does doing it right even look like? And why do so many women feel like they're getting it wrong? From faster-than-fast fashion to millennial burnout, the explosion of wellness to the rise of cancel culture, Pandora Sykes interrogates the stories we've been sold and the ones we tell ourselves. Wide-ranging, thoughtful and witty, How Do We Know We're Doing It Right? explores the anxieties and myths that consume our lives and the tools we use to muddle through. So sit back and take a breath. It's time to stop worrying about the answers ­- and start delighting in the questions. 'Like a very clever, lucid, charming friend unpacking all the messy anxieties of modern existence with tremendous intelligence and elan. Read this book. It will help your life.' INDIA KNIGHT 'Thrillingly, DELICIOUSLY fascinating . . . philosophy, science, literature, stats, all pulled together in her coolly elegant prose. I could not put it down!' MARIAN KEYES 'Energetic and compelling' OLIVIA SUDJIC

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Memoirs and Misinformation: A novel Audiobook

Memoirs and Misinformation: A novel

Author: Dana Vachon, Jim Carrey Narrator: Jeff Daniels Release Date: July 2020

'None of this is real and all of it is true.' --Jim Carrey Meet Jim Carrey. Sure, he's an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege--but he's also lonely. Maybe past his prime. Maybe even . . . getting fat? He's tried diets, gurus, and cuddling with his military-grade Israeli guard dogs, but nothing seems to lift the cloud of emptiness and ennui. Even the sage advice of his best friend, actor and dinosaur skull collector Nicolas Cage, isn't enough to pull Carrey out of his slump. But then Jim meets Georgie: ruthless ingénue, love of his life. And with the help of auteur screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, he has a role to play in a boundary-pushing new picture that may help him uncover a whole new side to himself--finally, his Oscar vehicle! Things are looking up! But the universe has other plans. Memoirs and Misinformation is a fearless semi-autobiographical novel, a deconstruction of persona. In it, Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon have fashioned a story about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our 'one big soul,' Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world--apocalypses within and without.

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Shed No Tears: The stunning new thriller from the author of Richard and Judy pick 'Sweet Little Lies Audiobook

Shed No Tears: The stunning new thriller from the author of Richard and Judy pick 'Sweet Little Lies

Author: Caz Frear Narrator: Jane Collingwood Release Date: July 2020

THE BRILLIANT NEW THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE RICHARD & JUDY SEARCH FOR A BESTSELLER COMPETITION WINNER AND NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER, SWEET LITTLE LIES. Who killed Holly Kemp? Christopher Masters, known as 'The Roommate Killer', strangled three women over a two-week period in a London house in November 2012. Holly Kemp, his fourth victim, was never found. Until now. Her remains have been unearthed in a field in Cambridgeshire and DC Cat Kinsella and the Major Investigation Team are called in for what should be an open-and-shut case. But immediately Cat has questions and with Masters dead and few new leads, she has little to go on except her gut instinct, which is telling her that the real killer is still out there. But if you'd got away with murder, how far would you go to keep the past where it belongs?

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Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women’s Olympic Team. Audiobook

Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women’s Olympic Team.

Author: Elise Hooper Narrator: Kaleo Griffith, Karissa Vacker, Kristyl Dawn Tift, Reba Buhr Release Date: July 2020

“Fast Girls is a compelling, thrilling look at what it takes to be a female Olympian in pre-war America...Brava to Elise Hooper for bringing these inspiring heroines to the wide audience they so richly deserve.”—Tara Conklin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Romantics and The House Girl Acclaimed author Elise Hooper explores the gripping, real life history of female athletes, members of the first integrated women’s Olympic team, and their journeys to the 1936 summer games in Berlin, Nazi Germany. Perfect for readers who love untold stories of amazing women, such as The Only Woman in the Room, Hidden Figures, and The Lost Girls of Paris. In the 1928 Olympics, Chicago’s Betty Robinson competes as a member of the first-ever women’s delegation in track and field. Destined for further glory, she returns home feted as America’s Golden Girl until a nearly-fatal airplane crash threatens to end everything. Outside of Boston, Louise Stokes, one of the few black girls in her town, sees competing as an opportunity to overcome the limitations placed on her. Eager to prove that she has what it takes to be a champion, she risks everything to join the Olympic team. From Missouri, Helen Stephens, awkward, tomboyish, and poor, is considered an outcast by her schoolmates, but she dreams of escaping the hardships of her farm life through athletic success. Her aspirations appear impossible until a chance encounter changes her life. These three athletes will join with others to defy society’s expectations of what women can achieve. As tensions bring the United States and Europe closer and closer to the brink of war, Betty, Louise, and Helen must fight for the chance to compete as the fastest women in the world amidst the pomp and pageantry of the Nazi-sponsored 1936 Olympics in Berlin. 

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Bodies from the Library 3 Audiobook

Bodies from the Library 3

Author: Tony Medawar Narrator: Philip Bretherton Release Date: July 2020

This anthology of rare stories of crime and suspense brings together 16 tales from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction for the first time in book form. The Golden Age of detective fiction had begun inauspiciously with the publication of E.C. Bentley’s schismatic Trent’s Last Case in 1913, but it hit its stride in 1920 when both Agatha Christie and Freeman Wills Crofts – latterly crowned queen and king of the genre – had crime novels published for the first time. They ushered in two decades of exemplary mystery writing, the era of the whodunit, the impossible crime and the locked-room mystery, with stories that have thrilled and baffled generations of readers. This new volume in the Bodies from the Library series features the work of 16 prolific authors who, like Christie and Crofts, saw their popularity soar during the Golden Age. Aside from novels, they all wrote short fiction – stories, serials and plays – and although most of them have been collected in books over the last 100 years, here are the ones that got away… In this book you will encounter classic series detectives including Colonel Gore, Roger Sheringham, Hildegarde Withers and Henri Bencolin; Hercule Poirot solves ‘The Incident of the Dog’s Ball’; and Dorothy L. Sayers’ chilling ‘The House of the Poplars’ is published for the first time. With a full-length novella by John Dickson Carr, this diverse collection concludes with some early ‘flash fiction’ commissioned by Collins’ Crime Club in 1938. Each mini story had to feature an orange, resulting in six very different tales from Peter Cheyney, Ethel Lina White, David Hume, Nicholas Blake, John Rhode and – in his only foray into writing detective fiction – the publisher himself, William Collins.

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The Story of Little Black Sambo Audiobook

The Story of Little Black Sambo

Author: Helen Bannerman Narrator: Karen Challemberg Release Date: July 2020

Sambo is a South Indian boy who lives with his father and mother, named Black Jumbo and Black Mumbo, respectively. While out walking, Sambo encounters four hungry tigers, and surrenders his colorful new clothes, shoes, and umbrella so they will not eat him. The tigers are vain and each thinks he is better dressed than the others. They chase each other around a tree until they are reduced to a pool of ghee (clarified butter). Sambo then recovers his clothes and collects the ghee, which his mother uses to make pancakes. Despite controversy concerning the racism of illustrations of other contemporary editions, we reprint the original American Edition by The Stokes Company. The illustrations therein are more of the type done to illustrate contemporary children’s books, and which do not reflect the patent racism of other editions of Little Black Sambo; editions that clearly pandered to racist sentiment at the time.

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Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt Audiobook

Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt

Author: Jacob Abbott Narrator: Robert Wright Release Date: July 2020

Cleopatra was by birth an Egyptian; by ancestry and descent she was a Greek. Thus, while Alexandria and the delta of the Nile formed the scene of the most important events and incidents of her history, it was the blood of Macedon which flowed in her veins. Her character and action are marked by the genius, the courage, the originality, and the impulsiveness pertaining to the stock from which she sprung. The events of her history, on the other hand, and the peculiar character of her adventures, her sufferings, and her sins, were determined by the circumstances with which she was surrounded, and the influences which were brought to bear upon her in the soft and voluptuous clime where the scenes of her early life were laid...

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The Iliad of Homer: the Ancient Greek Epic Poem's Complete Edition: the Story of the Trojan War and  Audiobook

The Iliad of Homer: the Ancient Greek Epic Poem's Complete Edition: the Story of the Trojan War and

Author: History Academy Narrator: Leonard Grey Release Date: July 2020

The Iliad is the first epic poem in human history and it tells a story about ancient Greek heroes, their brave deeds and the great battles they fought. The events narrated in the Iliad take place in the ancient city of Troy during a siege of ten years. The poem doesn’t only narrate the great deeds of its protagonists but also their tragic fates. History Academy’s translation of the poem is extremely close to the original work of Homer and it can be read by both an experienced reader and an occasional one.  The Iliad was written around 730 B.C. by Homer and it tells the final events of a war between Greeks and Trojans that lasted ten years. The story begins with the confrontation between the invincible warrior Achilles and Agamemnon, the general of the Greek army.  History Academy included in the book some additional material to help the new generations approach the poem. The new introduction will allow the readers to understand the historical context of ancient Greece. Enjoy, dear listeners.

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La sociedad literaria y del pastel de piel de patata Guernsey Audiobook

La sociedad literaria y del pastel de piel de patata Guernsey

Traducida a más de 20 idiomas, con más de 5 millones de ejemplares vendidos en todo el mundo y llevada al cine por Mike Newell, La Sociedad Literaria del Pastel de Piel de Patata de Guernsey es una deliciosa y conmovedora novela epistolar que se ha convertido en un clásico indiscutible sobre el poder de la palabra y el valor de la literatura como refugio y consuelo en tiempos difíciles. En un Londres devastado por las bombas y que empieza a recuperarse de las terribles heridas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Juliet Ashton, una joven escritora en busca de inspiración novelesca, recibe la carta de un desconocido llamado Dawsey Adams. El hombre, que vive en la isla de Guernsey, un pequeño enclave en el canal de la Mancha, está leyendo un libro de Charles Lamb que había pertenecido con anterioridad a Juliet. ¿Cómo ha llegado ese ejemplar hasta Guernsey? ¿Por qué Dawsey decide ponerse en contacto con Juliet? Dawsey es miembro del club de lectura La Sociedad Literaria del Pastel de Piel de Patata de Guernsey, creado en circunstancias difíciles durante la contienda, una rareza en tiempos de ocupación alemana. Cuando Juliet acepta la invitación de estos excéntricos lectores para visitar Guernsey, entiende que ellos y su increíble sociedad literaria serán los personajes de su nueva novela, y su vida dará un vuelco para siempre. Una historia humana y divertida, que transmite una intensa pasión por los libros y reivindica la formidable capacidad de la lectura para unir a personas de distintos gustos, culturas e ideologías. Reseñas: «Una novela inteligente y deliciosa, un mundo tan vívido que siempre me olvido de que se trata de una obra de ficción y de que sus personajes maravillosos no son mis amigos ni mis vecinos.» Elizabeth Gilbert «Esta novela conmovedora y llena de observaciones de gran agudeza es una pequeña obra maestra acerca del amor, la guerra y el sustento inconmensurable que hallamos en los buenos libros y en los buenos amigos. Una joya.» People «La Sociedad Literaria del Pastel de Piel de Patata de Guernsey es no solo una novela epistolar adorable, tan encantadora y atemporal como las que sus personajes leen y aman, sino también un libro ideal para leer junto a la chimenea o en un largo viaje en tren.» San Francisco Chronicle Book Review «Las cartas que componen esta novela iluminan, con humor y candor, el sufrimiento de los habitantes de las islas del Canal durante la ocupación nazi. Cuando Juliet se traslada a Guernsey para trabajar en su libro, le resulta imposible abandonar dicha isla y a sus nuevos amigos, un sentimiento que tal vez experimenten los lectores cuando acaben esta novela deliciosa.» The Boston Globe «Un libro maravilloso. [...] Con ecos de 84, Charing Cross Road de Helene Hanff, esta novela es una celebración divertida, aguda y muy amena del poder de la palabra escrita.» Library Journal

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Balanceakt - Blind auf die Gipfel der Welt (ungekürzt) Audiobook

Balanceakt - Blind auf die Gipfel der Welt (ungekürzt)

Author: Andy Holzer Narrator: Clemens Ansorg Release Date: July 2020

Andy Holzer sieht die Berge nicht. Dass der von Geburt an blinde Kletterer dennoch alles wahrnimmt, beweist er auf seinen Expeditionen auf die höchsten Gipfel der Erde. Ohren, Nase, Mund und Hände reichen ihm, um sich ein präzises Bild von der Welt zu machen. Sein Erfolg und sein ansteckender Optimismus haben viel mit seiner Lebensgeschichte zu tun. Er wuchs wie ein ganz normaler Junge auf, besuchte keine Blindenschule und behauptete sich schon früh in der Welt der Sehenden. Grenzen, die sein Handicap mit sich bringt, überwindet er mit mentaler Stärke, Vertrauen und einer unbändigen Leidenschaft für steile Felswände. Höhenangst hat Andy Holzer dabei nicht: 'Man darf nur nicht nach unten schauen, so mach ich's auch immer.' © 2010 Patmos Verlag. Verlagsgruppe Patmos der Schwabenverlag AG, Ostfildern

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