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A Prayer For The Living Audiobook

A Prayer For The Living

Author: Ben Okri Narrator: Ben Okri Release Date: November 2019

Topical and timely, Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri's new collection of short stories blur parallel realities and walk the line between darkness and magic. Is what you see all there is? Look again. Playful, frightening, even shocking - the stories in this collection blur the lines between illusion and reality. This is a writer at the height of his power, making the reader think, making them laugh, and sometimes making them want to look away while holding their gaze. Stories here are set in London, in Byzantium, in the ghetto, in the Andes, in a printer's shop in Spain. The characters include a murderer, a writer, a detective, a man in a cave, a man in a mirror, two little boys, a prison door, and the author himself. There are twenty-three stories in all. Each one will make you wonder if what you see in the world is all there is...

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Star Over Bethlehem: Christmas Stories and Poems Audiobook

Star Over Bethlehem: Christmas Stories and Poems

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Simon Vance Release Date: November 2019

From the most popular writer of all time comes a treasured collection of short stories and poems celebrating the holiday season. The most popular detective story writer of all time turns her hand to the subject of Christmas. In a manger in Bethlehem, an angel offers Mary a vision of things to come... and a chance to change it all. A naughty little donkey learns the meaning of love as he carries a very special mother and child safely to Egypt. Mrs Hargreaves wanted to like people, but didn't really know how. Then she reached out to touch a stranger, and her eyes were opened to love. This charming reading of Agatha Christie's stories and poems captures the true meaning of Christmas. This three-hour audio edition contains a wealth of Agatha Christie rarities - not only all the stories and poems from her children's book Star Over Bethlehem (1965), but also her rare poetry from the two collections The Road of Dreams (1924) and Poems (1973).

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What Burns Audiobook

What Burns

Author: Dale Peck Narrator: Chelsea Stephens, Curt Bonnem Release Date: November 2019

The first collection of short fiction from Lambda Award-winning novelist Dale Peck spans twenty-five years of writing, including two O. Henry Award winners and the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. The stories in What Burns examine the extremes of desire against a backdrop of family, class, and mortality. In 'Bliss,' a young man befriends the convicted felon who murdered his mother when he was only a child. In 'Not Even Camping Is Like Camping Anymore,' a teenage boy fends off the advances of a five-year-old his mother babysits. And in 'Dues,' a man discovers that everything he owns is borrowed from someone else-including his time on earth. Walking the tightrope between tenderness and violence that has defined Peck's work since the publication of his first novel, Martin and John, through his most recent, Night Soil, What Burns reveals Peck's mastery of the short form.

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La invención ocasional Audiobook

La invención ocasional

Author: Elena Ferrante Narrator: Mercè Montalà Release Date: November 2019

Vuelve la escritora más misteriosa y fascinante de la actualidad, autora de la saga Dos amigas, con más de treinta millones de lectores. La amistad, el primer amor, el cambio climático, los celos, el feminismo, nuestra relación con las plantas, el secreto de una pareja duradera o la belleza son algunos de los grandes temas sobre los que Elena Ferrante ha escrito a petición de The Guardian. El resultado es este libro íntimo, imaginativo e inteligente, en el que, a través de los textos publicados los sábados a lo largo de un año, la aclamada autora invita a pensar, comparte recuerdos e ideas, y emociona como lo hace con sus novelas. La crítica ha dicho... «Existe un hilo rojo que une a Ferrante con Nabokov. [...] Pensamientos e ideas magistralmente ilustrados por Andrea Ucini. [...] Y mucho más: cine, la narración masculina del sexo, prosa y poesía...; pero no quiero seguir privando al lector del placer de descubrirlo.» Oscar Buonamano, L'Espresso «'Yo era una niña mentirosa, por eso soy escritora.' La invención ocasional conserva la fascinación de una autora que se descubre a sí misma. Su leitmotiv: la identidad, suspendida entre verdad, ficción y la potencia de lo femenino.» Raffaella Silipo, La Stampa «¿Qué queda tras sumergirse profundamente en lo más cotidiano? En Ferrante, como en Natalia Ginzburg, existe el sentimiento de lo 'doméstico ajeno'. Ferrante rechaza la nostalgia, y nosotros se lo agradecemos.» Claudia Durastanti, La Repubblica «Deslumbrante. Su grandeza, como escritora y ahora como columnista, reside justamente en la capacidad de dar una voz a quien aún no ha encontrado la suya. Una maravillosa colección de artículos.» Roberta Criscio, Extra Magazine «El pensamiento Ferrante. Una cincuentena de artículos cortos, inteligentes, irónicos y actuales.» Eleonora Molisani, Tu Style «Un utilísimo viaje por el universo de la escritura. Elena Ferrante abre la puerta de su intimidad a los lectores.» Maria Anna Patti, La Repubblica «El nuevo libro de la escritora italiana más leída del mundo. Más de cincuenta textos breves, originales e inconformistas. Elena Ferrante nos recuerda que podemos ser mucho más de lo que nos ha tocado ser.» Giuseppe Fantasia, The Huffington Post «Este libro dibuja un perfil más preciso de la autora. Después de leerlo, su existencia parece certera y concreta.» Mirella Armiero, Corriere del Mezzogiorno

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The Germinatrix: and Other Tall Tales Audiobook

The Germinatrix: and Other Tall Tales

Author: Töm Evans Narrator: Töm Evans Release Date: November 2019

This book of short stories is both charmed and charming which was written to bring magic and wonder into the lives of its readers. The twenty two tales, and the art works that inspired them, are short explorations and expositions of aspects of our consci

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Grand Union Audiobook

Grand Union

Author: Zadie Smith Narrator: Doc Brown, Zadie Smith Release Date: October 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. The first ever collection of stories from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Swing Time and White Teeth 'Zadie Smith is the best writer of our generation' Gary Shteyngart 'Her dialogue is pitch-perfect, her comic timing masterful... [And] she also delivers a sophisticated commentary on race, gender, class, celebrity and power' Telegraph on Swing Time 'Smith is virtuosic, as ever, on family and friendship, and her ability to write about large-scale social injustice without losing her neutral novelist's gaze is breathtaking' Times Literary Supplement on Swing Time In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, unknowingly caught in someone else's story of hate and division, resistance and revolt. A mother looks back on her early forays into matters of the human heart - and other parts of the human body - considering the ways in which desire is always an act of negotiation, destruction, and self-invention. A disgraced cop stands amid the broken shards of his life, unable to move forward into a future that holds no place for him. Moral panic spreads like contagion through the upper echelons of New York City - and the cancelled people look disconcertingly like the rest of us. A teenage scion of the technocratic elite chases spectres through a premium virtual reality, trailed by a little girl with a runny nose and no surviving family. We all take a much-needed break from this mess, on a package holiday where the pool's electric blue is ceaselessly replenished, while political and environmental collapse happen far away, to someone else. Interleaving ten completely new and unpublished stories with some of her best-loved pieces from the New Yorker and elsewhere, Zadie Smith presents a dizzyingly rich and varied collection of fiction. Moving exhilaratingly across genres and perspectives, from the historic to the vividly current to the slyly dystopian, Grand Union is a sharply alert and prescient collection about time and place, identity and rebirth, the persistent legacies that haunt our present selves and the uncanny futures that rush up to meet us.

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An Evening with W.O. Mitchell: A Collection of the Author's Best-Loved Performance Pieces Audiobook

An Evening with W.O. Mitchell: A Collection of the Author's Best-Loved Performance Pieces

Author: W.O. Mitchell Narrator: W.O. Mitchell Release Date: October 2019

If you ever saw one of W.O. Mitchell's public readings you will know why they were described as unforgettable. Unruly white hair flying, fist raised, voice husky or thundering, eyes wide in innocent astonishment at a double entendre raising a laugh, W.O. Mitchell did not give readings from his work; he performed them. In contrast to the lonely life of the writer, he loved 'the immediate thrust of a live audience as it responds to story magic,' and the audiences loved him, laughing until they were sore.  This wonderful selection of 31 pieces shows his writing at its best, while the in-performance photographs catch some of the charm of the man whose own character was perhaps his finest creation. Some pieces come from his novels, such as Who Has Seen the Wind and The Vanishing Point. We also hear the distinctive voices of both Jake and the Kid. 'Melvin Arbuckle's First Course in Shock Therapy' is here, as are 'The Day I Sold Lingerie in a Prairie Whore House' and the sad tale of 'Santa Comes to Shelby.' Old favourites are mixed with many new pieces, some never before published in book form, such as 'Stopping Smoking' and 'The Day I Caught Syphilis' (at the age of twelve). There are also serious pieces on censorship, and, finally, his inspiring 1996 speech in Winnipeg to the Writers' Union of Canada that moved his audience to tears. This book is a worthy tribute to a wonderful man.

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Skin Folk: Stories Audiobook

Skin Folk: Stories

Author: Nalo Hopkinson Narrator: Bahni Turpin Release Date: October 2019

In Skin Folk, with works ranging from science fiction to Caribbean folklore, passionate love to chilling horror, Nalo Hopkinson is at her award-winning best spinning tales like 'Precious,' in which the narrator spews valuable coins and gems from her mouth whenever she attempts to talk or sing. In 'A Habit of Waste,' a self-conscious woman undergoes elective surgery to alter her appearance; days later she's shocked to see her former body climbing onto a public bus. In 'The Glass Bottle Trick,' the young protagonist ignores her intuition regarding her new husband's superstitions-to horrifying consequences. Hopkinson's unique and vibrant sense of pacing and dialogue sets a steady beat for stories that illustrate why she received the 1999 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Entertaining, challenging, and alluring, Skin Folk is not to be missed. Contains mature themes.

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The Girl in the Train: An Agatha Christie Short Story Audiobook

The Girl in the Train: An Agatha Christie Short Story

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Hugh Fraser Release Date: October 2019

A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time as an ebook. After being fired from his uncle's firm for his playboy antics, George Rowland decides to leave London on a whim. Waiting for his train to depart from Waterloo, a beautiful young girl dashes in and begs him to hide her. Wrapped up in the excitement he agrees to follow a suspicious looking man and guard a packet for her. But he soon finds that she isn't quite as innocent as she looks...

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Twelve More Audiobook

Twelve More

Author: David Farrell Narrator: David Farrell Release Date: October 2019

'Twelve More' short stories about deception, infidelity and the supernatural from Australian Author David Farrell. It answers questions like: How do you steal a someones fingerprints? What is the formula for success? Why is Alan always in the bath? and many more. This collection includes stories of lost love, supernatural curses, murder, hypnosis, inspiration and things that happen in motels and public bathrooms. This collection of fictional tales is a sequel to his novel 'Twelve' which came out in January 2019. 'Twelve More' features the following stories: Home Security, The Formula, Curse of the Werewolf-Zombie-Alien, Eavesdropping, Parking Queen, Daisy, Can I Buy You a Drink?, Party Favours, Inspiration, Parasite, Gaps and Two of a Kind.

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Monday or Tuesday: 8 Stories Plus New Introduction Audiobook

Monday or Tuesday: 8 Stories Plus New Introduction

Author: Frank Marcopolos, Virginia Woolf Narrator: Frank Marcopolos Release Date: October 2019

Virginia Woolf is simultaneously one of the most influential and misunderstood writers of all time. In this collection of early stories, readers can experience the literary innovations that would make Woolf so. This new edition also contains an introduction which new readers may find helpful. Ms. Woolf's influence can be seen in such writers as David Foster Wallace, Ursula K. Le Guin, George Saunders, Donald Barthelme, John Barth, Zadie Smith, Heidi Julavitz, Dave Eggers, Giannina Braschi, Michael Chabon, Samuel Beckett, Ann Beattie, Chuck Palahniuk, Jennifer Egan, Neil Gaiman, Grace Paley, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Kelly Link, Jonathan Lethem, among others. Fans of these writers might especially enjoy this collection. Whether you are new to Woolf or have been reading her for years, the audiobook version of this collection provides a fresh take on one of Woolf's early works. Mr. Marcopolos takes an hermeneutical approach to his job as audio performer, in an effort to provide both additional poignance and approachability to these stories. * Frank Marcopolos (1972- ) founded 'The Whirligig' literary magazine in 1999, which has been called 'a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground.' One reviewer said that 'you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach.'  Frank's long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as 'thorough-goingly entertaining' and 'highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed.'  Frank's unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, underground mixtapes, and on YouTube, with lifetime listens to his audiobooks achieving over 1,000,000 'views' there. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and records at The Bookquarium Recording Studio.

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Frog Prince: A Day at the Pond Audiobook

Frog Prince: A Day at the Pond

Author: Sharon Ashley Narrator: Jason Hill, Ricky Wright Release Date: October 2019

In Frog Prince: A Day at the Pond, Freddy the Frog enjoys friendship, fun, and adventure as he learns a valuable lesson in being yourself.

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