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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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How To Make A Life: A Novel Audiobook

How To Make A Life: A Novel

Author: Florence Reiss Kraut Narrator: Justine Reiss Release Date: November 2021

“An engaging and heartfelt portrayal of intergenerational trauma and hope.” -Kirkus Reviews How to Make a Life: A Novel is a spellbinding family saga with strong shades of history; it is engrossing and fast-paced.” — Romuald Dzemo, Readers' Favorite When Ida and her daughter Bessie flee a catastrophic pogrom in Ukraine for America in 1905, they believe their emigration will ensure that their children and grandchildren will be safe from harm. But choices and decisions made by one generation have ripple effects on those who come later--and in the decades that follow, family secrets, betrayals, and mistakes made in the name of love threaten the survival of the family: Bessie and Abe Weissman's children struggle with the shattering effects of daughter Ruby's mental illness, of Jenny's love affair with her brother-in-law, of the disappearance of Ruby's daughter as she flees her mother's legacy, and of the accidental deaths of Irene's husband and granddaughter. A sweeping saga that follows four generations from the tenements of Brooklyn through WWII, from Woodstock to India, and from Spain to Israel, How to Make a Life is the story of a family who must either deal with their differences or cut ties with the people who anchor their place in the world.

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The Singles Table Audiobook

The Singles Table

Author: Sara Desai Narrator: Soneela Nankani Release Date: November 2021

Opposites attract in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a free-spirited lawyer who is determined to find the perfect match for the grumpy bachelor at her cousin's wedding.   After a devastating break-up, celebrity-obsessed lawyer Zara Patel is determined never to open her heart again. She puts her energy into building her career and helping her friends find their happily-ever-afters. She's never faced a guest at the singles table she couldn't match, until she crosses paths with the sinfully sexy Jay Dayal.   Former military security specialist Jay has no time for love. His life is about working hard, staying focused, and winning at all costs. When charismatic Zara crashes into his life, he's thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of chaos he wants to avoid. Worse, they're stuck together for the entire wedding season.   So they make a deal. She'll find his special someone if he introduces her to his celebrity clients. But when their arrangement brings them together in ways they never expected, they realize that the perfect match might just be their own.

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The Way We Weren't Audiobook

The Way We Weren't

Author: Phoebe Fox Narrator: Christian Baskous, Dorothy Dillingham Blue Release Date: November 2021

An unlikely friendship between a septuagenarian and a younger woman becomes a story of broken trust, lost love, and the unexpected blooming of hope against the longest odds. 'You trying to kill yourself, or are you just stupid?'   Marcie Malone didn't think she was either, but when she drives from Georgia to the southwestern shore of Florida without a plan and wakes up in a stranger's home, she doesn't seem to know anymore. Despondent and heartbroken over an unexpected loss and the man she thought she could count on, Marcie leaves him behind, along with her job and her whole life, and finds she has nowhere to go.   Herman Flint has seen just about everything in his seventy years living in a fading, blue-collar Florida town, but the body collapsed on the beach outside his window is something new. The woman is clearly in some kind of trouble and Flint wants no part of it-he's learned to live on his own just fine, without the hassle of worrying about others. But against his better judgment he takes Marcie in and lets her stay until she's on her feet on the condition she keeps out of his way.   As the unlikely pair slowly copes with the damage life has wrought, Marcie and Flint have to decide whether to face up to the past they've each been running from, and find a way to move forward with the people they care about most.

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The Return Audiobook

The Return

Author: Anita Frank Narrator: Katy Sobey Release Date: November 2021

Jack’s war is over, but his greatest battle is about to begin. ‘A truly wonderful novel’ Jill Mansell ‘An enticing slant on wartime life’ Mandy Robotham ‘A beautiful and poignant love story’ Jenny Quintana ‘An engrossing story of loss, betrayal and love’ Carolyn Kirby From the author of The Lost Ones, shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award and Historical Writers’ Association Debut Crown Award… Jack Ellison’s war is over, but the battle for his family has just begun. When Jack left for the war, he made a parting pledge to his pregnant bride, Gwen, that he would never return. It was, after all, best for everyone that he didn’t. Now, as celebrations erupt for Victory in Europe, Gwen is terrified that Jack will renege on his promise, threatening the life she has built for herself and their son on the family farm. But war has changed Jack, and he is coming home, determined to claim a place in Gwen’s life – and her heart. As events of the past come back to haunt them, Jack and Gwen find themselves facing their greatest battle – and it is a fight neither of them can afford to lose. In this sweeping historical story with huge heart, Anita Frank weaves a glorious tale of love and loss, secrets and promises. Praise for The Return: ‘A truly wonderful novel, so beautifully written and with an engrossing plot’ Jill Mansell ‘Draws you in with a deeply held secret so that just when you think it should all be over, it’s really just beginning – an enticing slant on wartime life’ Mandy Robotham ‘Set during WWII, Anita Frank weaves a beautiful and poignant love story that tugged at my heartstrings’ Jenny Quintana ‘An engrossing story of loss, betrayal and love on the farming home front during WWII’ Carolyn Kirby ‘Beautiful, atmospheric writing and masterful storytelling’ Jenny Ashcroft ‘A more modern take on Far from the Madding Crowd’ Historical Novel Society, Editor’s Pick ‘Utterly gripping. It wrapped me in its spell from the first page to the last’ Iona Grey ‘A love poem to a lost agricultural way of life’ Caroline Scott ‘A beautiful tale of love, loss and survival’ Fiona Scarlett

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The Winter Rose Audiobook

The Winter Rose

Author: Rita Bradshaw Narrator: Colleen Prendergast Release Date: November 2021

From the top-ten bestselling author of One Snowy Night, Rita Bradshaw, comes The Winter Rose, a sweeping family saga set in the north of England. It’s December 1902 and Rose O’Leary is looking forward to her baby girl’s first Christmas. But then tragedy strikes: her husband dies at the shipyard where he works and within days his friend, Nathaniel, makes it plain he’s determined to have her. Rose flees with her child, but soon finds the world is a cruel place for a beautiful woman with no protection. More tragedy ensues and yet, although she’s bruised and broken, Rose is a fighter. Then, when she least expects it, love enters her life again, but she cannot escape her past and now it threatens not only her happiness but her very life. Will she ever find a safe haven?

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One More Christmas at the Castle: An uplifting new festive read from the Sunday Times bestseller Audiobook

One More Christmas at the Castle: An uplifting new festive read from the Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Trisha Ashley Narrator: Julia Franklin, Katy Sobey Release Date: November 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Don't miss the brand-new Christmas book from Sunday Times bestselling author, Trisha Ashley! This Christmas will be the most special of them all... Elderly widow Sabine knows this will be her last Christmas in her beloved home, Mitras Castle. Determined to make it just like the ones she remembers from her childhood, she employs Dido Jones of Heavenly Houseparties to help with the big day. Dido is enchanted by the castle as soon as she steps through the imposing front door. And as Christmas day approaches, her feeling of connection to the old house runs deeper than she first thought. But when the snow begins to fall and Sabine's family arrive at the house - including Dido's teenage crush Xan - tensions rise around the castle's future and long-buried mysteries begin to unravel... As past secrets come to light, can this still be a magical Christmas to remember? Praise for Trisha Ashley: 'One of the best writers around' Katie Fforde 'Full of down-to-earth humour' Sophie Kinsella 'A warm-hearted and comforting read' Carole Matthews © Trisha Ashley 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Forever Never Always Audiobook

Forever Never Always

Author: Hanna Holt Narrator: Alexander Cendese, Emily Ellet Release Date: November 2021

The last thing Ash Forester needs is to be in a relationship. For the past seven years, taking care of his eight siblings has been his top priority. With a life full of signing school agendas, diffusing tantrums, and attending parent-teacher conferences, Ash has almost forgotten what real love feels like and he's determined to keep it that way. The last person April Wallis ever wants to see again is Ash. Imagine her surprise when she finds him whispering in the high school secretary's ear, and picking up a brother she didn't know existed. Newly single, temporarily an art teacher, and constantly wondering why she's so unlucky in love, April moved to a small-town she doesn't know with a plan to start fresh, but now she's determined to make sure history doesn't repeat itself. Seven years ago, Ash left April's bed in the middle of the night with nothing but an emailed goodbye and a disconnected phone line. April's reappearance makes Ash question whether the decision he made was the right one, and forces him to face the demons he's been holding at arm's length ever since the fateful night that changed his family forever.

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TakeOver: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama Audiobook

TakeOver: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama

Author: Ayeesha Menon, Matthew Solon Narrator: Abhin Galeya, Amrita Acharia, Danny Ashok, Munirih Grace, Rajit Kapur Release Date: October 2021

A fast-paced, globe-trotting family saga of wealth, power, revenge and karma - with helicopters, private jets and a tiger reserve Meet the Majumdars, a family at war - with itself... Self-made tech mogul Ravi Majumdar fought his way up from nothing to make a billion-dollar fortune. Now he risks losing everything in his single-minded quest to defeat his enemy, Jai Singh: the man he once considered his best friend. Concerned for their inheritance, his children - Ash, the eldest son and would-be heir; Maya the brilliant business student; socialite and ex-Bollywood actress Zara; and sensitive Shaan, who yearns for his father's approval - fight for control of the company. But there are others bidding for the succession: Seraphina, Ravi's 'spiritual advisor', and Amit, their Indian cousin, whose humility belies his ambition... As Ravi plays 'divide and rule' with his offspring, the multinational corporation he has spent a lifetime building is brought to the brink of collapse. The warring siblings must join forces and work together if they are to see off the competition and save their father's business empire... Written by Ayeesha Menon and Matthew Solon, this exhilarating drama of high-stake deals and sibling rivalry, set in the world of the super-wealthy, plays out on the grand scale of a Shakespearean tragedy. Recorded in the UK and India, it stars Rajit Kapur as Ravi, with Abhin Galeya as Ash, Amrita Acharia as Maya, Munirih Grace as Zara and Danny Ashok as Shaan. Production credits Written by Ayeesha Menon and Matthew Solon Executive produced and directed by John Scott Dryden Produced by Emma Hearn and Nadir Khan Assistant Producer: Eleanor Mein Production Assistant: Anna Calandra Original music by Sacha Puttnam India Sound Supervisor Ayush Ahuja Editing and Sound Design: Eloise Whitmore Sound recording by Paul Clark, Ashyar Bulsara and Ayush Ahuja A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4 Cast Ravi Majumdar - Rajit Kapur Anya - Dolya Gavanski Ash - Abhin Galeya Maya - Amrita Acharia Zara - Munirih Grace Shaan - Danny Ashok Ian - Finbar Lynch Seraphina - Jennifer Armour Dr Lincoln - Emma Carter Jeet - Ronny Jhutti Amit - Tavish Bhattacharyya Jai - Vincent Ebrahim Karan - Zafar Karachiwala Sharma - Neil D'Souza Venitia - Laurel Lefkow John Myson - Ash Hunter Ben - Philip Desmeules Beth Mitchell - Natalie Simpson All other parts played by Lola Ogunyemi, Matthew Solon, Nadir Khan, Aseem Hattangady and Ayeesha Menon First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 28 June-1 July 2021 © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (p) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Girl Minus X: A Novel Audiobook

Girl Minus X: A Novel

Author: Anne Stone Narrator: Laci Morgan Release Date: October 2021

As the world around them collapses under the weight of a slow, creeping virus that erodes memory, fifteen-year-old Dany and her five-year-old sister are on the edge of their own personal apocalypse – fearing separation at the hands of child services. When a dangerous new strain of the virus emerges, Dany careens headlong into crisis, determined to save her sister. Together with her best friend and reluctant history teacher, they must flee the city. Along the way, Dany faces a series of devastating choices: Can she make the dangerous attempt to break her aunt out of the prison-hospice? And just how much is Dany willing to sacrifice to ensure her sister and her friends survive? Girl Minus X is a meditation on the gift that is memory and its hidden costs, pitting a fear of forgetting against a desire to erase the past.

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The Butler Audiobook

The Butler

Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: James Babson Release Date: October 2021

Two different worlds and two very different lives collide in Paris, in this captivating novel by Danielle Steel. Joachim von Hartmann was born and raised in Buenos Aires by his loving German mother, inseparable from his identical twin, Javier. When Joachim moves to Paris with his mother in his late teens, his twin stays behind and enters a dark world. Meanwhile, Joachim begins training to be a butler, fascinated by the precision and intense demands, and goes on to work in some of the grandest homes in England. His brother never reappears. Olivia White has given ten years of her life to her magazine, which failed, taking all her dreams with it. A bequest from her mother allows her a year in Paris to reinvent herself. She needs help setting up a home in a charming Parisian apartment. It is then that her path and Joachim's cross. Joachim takes a job working for Olivia as a lark and enjoys the whimsy of a different life for a few weeks, which turn to months as the unlikely employer and employee learn that they enjoy working side by side. At the same time, Joachim discovers the family history he never knew: a criminal grandfather who died in prison, the wealthy father who abandoned him, and the dangerous criminal his twin has become. While Olivia struggles to put her life back together, Joachim's comes apart. Stripped of their old roles, they strive to discover the truth about each other and themselves, first as employer and employee, then as friends. Their paths no longer sure, they are a man and woman who reach a place where the past doesn't matter and only what they are living now is true.

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The Woman in the Middle: the brilliant new novel from the author of My One True North Audiobook

The Woman in the Middle: the brilliant new novel from the author of My One True North

Author: Milly Johnson Narrator: Colleen Prendergast Release Date: October 2021

The emotional, uplifting and completely relatable new novel from Sunday Times bestseller Milly Johnson.   Shay Bastable is the woman in the middle. She is there for everyone else, holding them all together, looking out for them all. She is part of the sandwich generation - caring for her parents and her children - and she loves it that way.    But Shay is so busy supporting everyone else, she hasn't thought for a moment about herself. And when her family start to find their own ways in the world, she is finally able to look forward to some breathing space. But when her whole world collapses, who is left to her support her…?

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Seabreeze Book Club Audiobook

Seabreeze Book Club

Author: Jan Moran Narrator: Erin Bennett Release Date: October 2021

A bookshop on the beach. A sizzling summer ahead. Join a new book club at the Seabreeze Inn.**A USA Today bestseller.**When sisters Ivy and Shelly Bay form a book club to help support a local bookshop on the beach, friends and guests of the old beach house inn are eager to join, although one new member harbors a potentially devastating secret. Meanwhile, a discovery in the historic beach house inn brings the past to light, and recently widowed Ivy grapples with the idea of a new marriage. But when a threat of nature arises during a book club meeting that could harm the entire beach community, members pull together, proving that the bonds of family and friendship are more important than ever in Summer Beach. Discover the latest chapter in the Summer Beach series set on sunny California shores, and find out why readers say, “Life is better in Summer Beach.”  Available in ebook, paperback, hardcover, large print, and audiobook. REVIEWS for the SUMMER BEACH SERIES More than 10,000 5-star reviews on Goodreads and Retailers! “SEABREEZE INN is truly an enjoyable, lovely read that will lift your spirits. If you enjoy a light, breezy read, old houses, and characters with secrets, you will want to add this book to your TBR. Art lovers will also enjoy this book that slips in a little romance.” - Silver’s Reviews “A fun read that grabs you at the start.” -Tina Sloan, Author, and Award-Winning Actress Recommended Series Reading Order Seabreeze Inn Seabreeze Summer Seabreeze Sunset Seabreeze Christmas Seabreeze Wedding Coral Cottage Coral Cafe Seabreeze Book Club Coral Holiday Seabreeze Shores More to be announced...

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