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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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To Dare Audiobook

To Dare

Author: Jemma Wayne Narrator: Henrietta Meire Release Date: July 2020

Veronica and her wealthy husband George are unpacking boxes, hoping a fresh start in their newly refurbished Victorian terrace will help them heal from a recent trauma.Next door, Simone returns to her neglected council flat. Miserable and trapped, she struggles to take care of her children under the watch of her controlling husband Terry.When childhood friend Sarah re-enters Veronica's life, things are thrown even further off balance. As tensions in their own lives rise, the painful memory that binds them threatens to spill into their present.

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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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Suncatcher Audiobook

Suncatcher

Author: Romesh Gunesekera Narrator: Romesh Gunesekera Release Date: July 2020

Ceylon is on the brink of change. But young Kairo is at loose ends. School is closed, the government is in disarray, the press is under threat, and the religious right are flexing their muscles. Kairo's hardworking mother blows off steam at her cha-cha-cha classes; his Trotskyist father grumbles over the state of the nation between his secret bets on horse races in faraway England. All Kairo wants to do is hide in his room and flick through secondhand westerns and superhero comics or escape on his bicycle and daydream.Then he meets the magnetic teenage Jay, and his whole world is turned inside out.A budding naturalist and a born rebel, Jay keeps fish and traps birds for an aviary he is building in the garden of his grand home. As Jay guides Kairo from the realm of make-believe into one of hunting guns and fast cars and introduces him to a girl- Niromi-Kairo begins to understand the price of privilege and embarks on a journey of devastating consequence.Taut and luminous, graceful and wild, Suncatcher is a poignant coming-of-age novel about difficult friendships and sudden awakenings set among the tumult of 1960s Sri Lanka that confirms Gunesekera's status as one of today's most lyrical writers.

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The Blazing World and Other Writings: Penguin Classics Audiobook

The Blazing World and Other Writings: Penguin Classics

Author: Margaret Cavendish Narrator: Abigail Thaw Release Date: July 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Abigail Thaw, best known for her role as Dorothea Frazil in Endeavour. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Kate Lilley, also read by Abigail Thaw. Flamboyant, theatrical and ambitious, Margaret Cavendish was one of the seventeenth century's most striking figures: a woman who ventured into the male spheres of politics, science, philosophy and literature. The Blazing World is a highly original work: part Utopian fiction, part feminist text, it tells of a lady shipwrecked on the Blazing World where she is made Empress and uses her power to ensure that it is free of war, religious division and unfair sexual discrimination. This volume also includes The Contract, a romance in which love and law work harmoniously together, and Assaulted and Pursued Chastity, which explores the power and freedom a woman can achieve in the disguise of a man. (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Trouble the Saints: A Novel Audiobook

Trouble the Saints: A Novel

Author: Alaya Dawn Johnson Narrator: Neil Shah, Shayna Small Release Date: July 2020

“Juju assassins, alternate history, a gritty New York crime story...in a word: awesome.” —N.K. Jemisin, New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Season The dangerous magic of The Night Circus meets the powerful historical exploration of The Underground Railroad in Alaya Dawn Johnson's timely and unsettling novel, set against the darkly glamorous backdrop of New York City, where an assassin falls in love and tries to change her fate at the dawn of World War II. Amid the whir of city life, a young woman from Harlem is drawn into the glittering underworld of Manhattan, where she’s hired to use her knives to strike fear among its most dangerous denizens. Ten years later, Phyllis LeBlanc has given up everything—not just her own past, and Dev, the man she loved, but even her own dreams. Still, the ghosts from her past are always by her side—and history has appeared on her doorstep to threaten the people she keeps in her heart. And so Phyllis will have to make a harrowing choice, before it’s too late—is there ever enough blood in the world to wash clean generations of injustice? Trouble the Saints is a dazzling, daring novel—a magical love story, a compelling exposure of racial fault lines—and an altogether brilliant and deeply American saga. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books

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Kallocain: Penguin Classics Audiobook

Kallocain: Penguin Classics

Author: Karin Boye Narrator: Claes Bang Release Date: July 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Claes Bang, best known for his role in the BBC's & Netflix's Dracula. This definitive recording includes an introduction by David McDuff. Leo Kall is a zealous, middle-ranking scientist in the totalitarian World State who has just made a thrilling discovery: a new drug, Kallocain, that will force anyone who takes it to tell the truth. At last, criminality will be dragged out into the open and private thought can finally be outlawed. But can the World State be trusted with Kallocain? For that matter - can Kall himself be trusted? Written as the terrible events of the Second World War were unfolding, Karin Boye's classic dystopian novel speaks more clearly than ever of the dangers of acquiescence, and the power of resistance, no matter how futile. (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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In the Forest of Forgetting Audiobook

In the Forest of Forgetting

Author: Theodora Goss Narrator: Esther Wane Release Date: July 2020

Theodora Goss's first major short story collection showcases such stories as 'The Rose in Twelve Petals,' 'The Rapid Advance of Sorrow,' 'Lily, With Clouds,' 'In the Forest of Forgetting,' 'Sleeping With Bears,' and many more.

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Deathbird Stories Audiobook

Deathbird Stories

Author: Harlan Ellison Narrator: Harlan Ellison, Luis Moreno Release Date: July 2020

For more than three decades this singular collection of stories in which the New Gods of freeways and slot machines, internal combustion deities and evil so enormous that it swallows the streets in shadow has compelled the attention of not only readers of imaginative bent, but the praise of hard-line literary critics. One cannot codify modern literature of the fantastic without including a reference or selection from this dark book of godly and troubling stories that will not be ignored.

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A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court: Penguin Classics Audiobook

A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court: Penguin Classics

Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Shazad Latif Release Date: July 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Shazad Latif, best known for his roles in Star Trek: Discovery and Spooks. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Justin Kaplan. When Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious, he wakes not to the familiar scenes of nineteenth-century America but to the bewildering sights and sounds of sixth-century Camelot. Although confused at first and quickly imprisoned, he soon realises that his knowledge of the future can transform his fate. Correctly predicting a solar eclipse from inside his prison cell, Morgan terrifies the people of England into releasing him and swiftly establishes himself as the most powerful magician in the land, stronger than Merlin and greatly admired by Arthur himself. But the Connecticut Yankee wishes for more than simply a place at the Round Table. Soon, he begins a far greater struggle: to bring American democratic ideals to Old England. Complex and fascinating, A Connecticut Yankee is a darkly comic consideration of the nature of human nature and society. (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe: Penguin Classics Audiobook

The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe: Penguin Classics

Author: Edgar Allan Poe, Harold Beaver Narrator: Bettrys Jones, Joe Jameson, Kevin Eldon, Rory Alexander Release Date: July 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by the acclaimed comedian and actor Kevin Eldon (star of It's Kevin, Alan Partidge, Big Train, Brass Eye and Hot Fuzz) supported by Bettrys Jones, Joe Jameson and Rory Alexander. This definitive recording includes an introduction by Harold Beaver, read by Rory Alexander. One of the greatest of all horror writers, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-49) also composed pioneering tales that seized upon the scientific developments of an era marked by staggering change. In this collection of sixteen stories, he explores such wide-ranging contemporary themes as galvanism, time travel and resurrection of the dead. 'The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfall' relates a man's balloon journey to the moon with a combination of scientific precision and astonishing fantasy. Elsewhere, the boundaries between horror and science are elegantly blurred in stories such as 'The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar', while the great essay 'Eureka' outlines Poe's own interpretation of the universe. Powerfully influential on later authors including Jules Verne, these works are essential reading for anyone wishing to trace the genealogy of science fiction, or to understand the complexity of Poe's own creative vision (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Demons, Well-Seasoned Audiobook

Demons, Well-Seasoned

Author: Patricia V. Davis Narrator: Ann Marie Gideon Release Date: July 2020

This metaphysical novel incorporates mystery and problem-solving, but also adds a dash of spice. The prologue introduces an era just before Hitler has just been made the ruler of Germany, when Queen Mary of Teck christens her ship of the same name, and where a baby born in Louisiana faces an uncertain future without her mother. Now fast forward to 2020, in the first chapter, some hours before a predicted apocalypse, when kindergartner Alana Miceli falls into a trance for the first time. In her vision, she's wrenched out of her familiar school setting and into the ship's Secret Spice Cafe. As the spirits of the Queen Mary draw connections between past and present events and season them with new possibilities, listeners are treated to a compelling story that is especially powerful when considered in light of the previous books in the trilogy. While newcomers to the series could conceivably enter into this story without knowledge of the other novels, it is highly recommended that these tales be absorbed in chronological order, to enhance this final volume's strength and the series as a whole.

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