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  1. People of Abandoned Character Audiobook People of Abandoned Character
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  2. Box 88 Audiobook Box 88
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  3. Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE Audiobook Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE
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  4. A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis Audiobook A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
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  5. Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Audiobook Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
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  6. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future Audiobook A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
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  7. The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Audiobook The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
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  8. The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger Audiobook The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
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  9. Us Three Audiobook Us Three
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  10. Grown-Ups Audiobook Grown-Ups
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Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life Audiobook

Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life

Author: Dani Shapiro Narrator: Dani Shapiro Release Date: September 2020

"Still Writing offers up a cornucopia of wisdom, insights, and practical lessons gleaned from Dani Shapiro's long experience as a celebrated writer and teacher of writing. The beneficiaries are beginning writers, veteran writers and everyone in between." -Jennifer Egan From Dani Shapiro, bestselling author of Devotion and Slow Motion, comes a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating and challenging process of storytelling. At once a memoir, a meditation on the artistic process, and advice on craft, Still Writing is an intimate companion to living a creative life. Writers-and anyone with an artistic temperament-will find inspiration and comfort in these pages. Offering lessons learned over twenty years of teaching and writing, Shapiro shares her own revealing insights to weave an indispensable almanac for modern writers.

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You Can Keep That to Yourself: A Comprehensive List of What Not to Say to Black People, for Well-Int Audiobook

You Can Keep That to Yourself: A Comprehensive List of What Not to Say to Black People, for Well-Int

Author: Adam Smyer Narrator: Donald Faison Release Date: September 2020

At long last, a much-needed guidebook for well-intentioned people of pallor on what not to say to their African American 'friends.' Greetings, well-intentioned person of pallor. Your good intentions used to be enough. But in these diverse and divisive times, some people would hold you accountable for your actions. You were not raised for such unfairness. You need help. And help you now have. Let Daquan--that black coworker you are referring to when you claim to have black friends--help you navigate perilous small talk with African Americans with this handy field guide. This portable bit of emotional labor puts at your fingertips a tabbed and alphabetized list of things not to say to black people. Finally! How to use: Keep this handbook close. Whenever you are confronted with an African American and you feel compelled to blurt out an observation about her hair or to liken your Tesla lease to slavery, ask for a moment to consult this reference. She'll wait. If the keen insight you want to share is listed herein, You Can Keep That to Yourself. It truly is that easy!

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The Bookseller's Tale Audiobook

The Bookseller's Tale

Author: Martin Latham Narrator: Roy Mcmillan Release Date: September 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. 'The right book has a neverendingness, and so does the right bookshop.' This is the story of our love affair with books, whether we arrange them on our shelves, inhale their smell, scrawl in their margins or just curl up with them in bed. Taking us on a journey through comfort reads, street book stalls, mythical libraries, itinerant pedlars, radical pamphleteers, extraordinary bookshop customers and fanatical collectors, Canterbury bookseller Martin Latham uncovers the curious history of our book obsession - and his own. Part cultural history, part literary love letter and part reluctant memoir, this is the tale of one bookseller and many, many books. © Martin Latham 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey through the English Language Audiobook

Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey through the English Language

Author: Paul Anthony Jones Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies Release Date: September 2020

What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You'll discover why the origins of turkeys, limericks, Brazil nuts, and Panama hats aren't quite as straightforward as you might presume. If you've never heard of the tiny Czech mining town of Jáchymov-or Joachimsthal, as it was known until the late 1800s-you're not alone, which makes its claim to fame as the origin of the word 'dollar' all the more extraordinary. The story of how the Great Dane isn't all that Danish makes the list, as does the Jordanian mountain whose name has become a byword for a tantalizing glimpse. We'll also find out what the Philippines has given to your office inbox, what Alaska has given to your liquor cabinet, and how a speech given by a bumbling North Carolinian gave us a word for impenetrable nonsense. Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is a must-listen for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world-if you know where to look.

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Writing Life Stories: How To Make Memories Into Memoirs, Ideas Into Essays And Life Into Literature Audiobook

Writing Life Stories: How To Make Memories Into Memoirs, Ideas Into Essays And Life Into Literature

Author: Bill Roorbach Narrator: John Mclain Release Date: September 2020

From drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to signing a form releasing yourself to take risks in your work, Roorbach offers innovative techniques that will trigger ideas for all writers. Writing Life Stories is a classic text that appears on countless creative nonfiction and composition syllabi the world over. This updated 10th anniversary edition gives you the same friendly instruction and stimulating exercises along with updated information on current memoir writing trends, ethics, internet research, and even marketing ideas. You'll discover how to turn your untold life stories into vivid personal essays and riveting memoirs by learning to open up memory, access emotions, shape scenes from experience, develop characters, and research supporting details. This guide will teach you to see your life more clearly and show you why real stories are often the best ones.

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Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels: Insulting the President, from Washington to Trump Audiobook

Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels: Insulting the President, from Washington to Trump

Author: Edwin L. Battistella Narrator: Jonathan Yen Release Date: September 2020

Insulting the president is an American tradition. From Washington to Trump, presidents have been called 'lazy,' 'feeble,' 'pusillanimous,' and more. Our leaders have been derided as 'ignoramuses,' 'idiots,' 'morons,' and 'fatheads,' and have been compared to all manner of animals-worms and whales and hyenas, sad jellyfish, strutting crows, lap dogs, reptiles, and monkeys. Political insults tell us what we value in our leaders by showing how we devalue them. In Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels, linguist Edwin Battistella collects over five hundred insults aimed at American presidents. Covering the broad sweep of American history, he puts insults in their place-the political and cultural context of their times. Along the way, Battistella illustrates the recurring themes of political insults: too little intellect or too much, inconsistency or obstinacy, worthlessness, weakness, dishonesty, sexual impropriety, appearance, and more. The kinds of insults we use suggest what our culture finds most hurtful, and reveal society's changing prejudices as well as its most enduring ones. How we insult presidents and how they react tells us about the presidents, but it also tells us about our nation's politics.

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A murder is announced: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2) Audiobook

A murder is announced: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2)

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Gabrielle Glaister Release Date: September 2020

Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These readers have been carefully adapted using the Collins COBUILD grading scheme to ensure that the language is at the correct level for an intermediate learner. This book is Level 4 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 4 is equivalent to CEF level B2 with a word count of 20,000 – 26,000 words. Each book includes: • Full reading of the adapted version available for free online • Helpful notes on characters • Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot • A glossary of the more difficult words An advertisement in the local newspaper announces that there is going to be a murder this evening at Little Paddocks – but this is news even to the people who live at Little Paddocks! Interested villagers and friends appear that evening – perhaps it’s a game, they think The lights go out, there is silence, and then a gun is fired… It seems this was no game. Someone really has been murdered!

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And then there were none: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2) Audiobook

And then there were none: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2)

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Roger May Release Date: September 2020

Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These readers have been carefully adapted using the Collins COBUILD grading scheme to ensure that the language is at the correct level for an intermediate learner. This book is Level 4 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 4 is equivalent to CEF level B2 with a word count of 20,000 – 26,000 words. Each book includes: • Full reading of the adapted version available for free online • Helpful notes on characters • Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot • A glossary of the more difficult words Ten strangers are invited to a tiny island, each for a very different reason. Over dinner on the first night, a recorded message accuses each of the guests of a serious crime, all of which they deny. Then, by the end of that evening, one of the group is dead. A storm rises – now no one can come or go from the island. Then another dies, and another. The killer has to be one of them – but which one?

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Evil under the sun: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2) Audiobook

Evil under the sun: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2)

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Roger May Release Date: September 2020

Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These readers have been carefully adapted using the Collins COBUILD grading scheme to ensure that the language is at the correct level for an intermediate learner. This book is Level 4 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 4 is equivalent to CEF level B2 with a word count of 20,000 – 26,000 words. Each book includes: • Full reading of the adapted version available for free online • Helpful notes on characters • Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot • A glossary of the more difficult words Hercule Poirot is enjoying a relaxing holiday when a glamorous actress arrives to join their group – then just two days later she is found murdered on a quiet, shaded beach. In his search for her murderer, Poirot quickly learns that beautiful Arlena Stuart was popular with men but mistrusted by women – he believes this murder was planned. It will take Poirot’s mind to uncover the evil that happened on the beach that day.

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The ABC murders: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2) Audiobook

The ABC murders: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2)

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Roger May Release Date: September 2020

Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These readers have been carefully adapted using the Collins COBUILD grading scheme to ensure that the language is at the correct level for an intermediate learner. This book is Level 4 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 4 is equivalent to CEF level B2 with a word count of 20,000 – 26,000 words. Each book includes: • Full reading of the adapted version available for free online • Helpful notes on characters • Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot • A glossary of the more difficult words Poirot has a new challenge on his hands. The A B C murderer killed Mrs Ascher in Andover, then Betty Barnard in Bexhill, then moved on to Sir Carmichael Clarke in Churston – his pattern is clear. A B C even likes to write to Poirot and tell him where and when the next murder will be. So it should be easy to catch him, shouldn’t it? ‘Let us see, Mr Clever Poirot, just how clever you can be.’

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The mirror crack’d from side to side: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2) Audiobook

The mirror crack’d from side to side: Level 4 – upper- intermediate (B2)

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Gabrielle Glaister Release Date: September 2020

Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Collins brings the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, to English language learners. Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language. Now Collins has adapted her famous detective novels for English language learners. These readers have been carefully adapted using the Collins COBUILD grading scheme to ensure that the language is at the correct level for an intermediate learner. This book is Level 4 in the Collins ELT Readers series. Level 4 is equivalent to CEF level B2 with a word count of 20,000 – 26,000 words. Each book includes: • Full reading of the adapted version available for free online • Helpful notes on characters • Cultural and historical notes relevant to the plot • A glossary of the more difficult words When famous actress Marina Gregg buys Gossington Hall, she wastes no time in introducing herself and her husband to their new neighbours by throwing a charity fête. Everyone is enjoying seeing around the beautiful house and gardens, until tragedy strikes – Heather Badcock has been poisoned. But who would want to kill Heather? And how, in the middle of a busy party, did they do it?

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Amazon Keywords for Books: How to Use Keywords for Better Discovery on Amazon Audiobook

Amazon Keywords for Books: How to Use Keywords for Better Discovery on Amazon

Author: Dale L. Roberts Narrator: Dale L. Roberts Release Date: September 2020

Become a Keyword Master and Watch Your Book Sales GrowHave you published your work only to see minimal returns? Are you afraid your book might fade into obscurity if you don’t do something now? As an author, you have one goal – to sell more books, so you reach more readers. Yet you can’t do that if no one can find your book. Then, why can’t readers find your book? To sell more books consistently, you must say the right words at the right place and at the right time. And, here’s the kicker – the answer has been in front of you the whole time. The key to selling more books disguises itself in many ways. Whether 7 backend slots or a book description, the publishing process is incomplete without one main contributing factor – keywords. If you can master keywords, then you can master your book’s success! Dale L. Roberts is here to help you do that! In Amazon Keywords for Books, Dale shows you how to use keywords to sell more books. It’s not difficult to increase the discoverability of your book. But you’ll need a deeper understanding of keywords if you want to sell more books. In this book, you’ll learn: - The importance & function of keywords - Different types of keywords & what to use - How to fill the 7 backend keyword slots in KDP - Best practices for keyword research on Amazon - How to leverage search engines to do your work -  Why keyword relevance determines your success - How Amazon Ads is the best kept secret in keyword research - And, so much more! Are you ready to learn more and sell more through keyword mastery? Then, Amazon Keywords for Books is for you! Order it now!

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