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Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell Audiobook

Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell

Author: John Preston Narrator: Simon Bubb Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A LITERARY HIGHLIGHT FOR 2021 IN THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER. From the best-selling author of A Very English Scandal, the jaw-dropping life story of the notorious business tycoon Robert Maxwell. In February 1991, the media mogul and former MP Robert Maxwell made a triumphant entrance into Manhattan harbour aboard his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine, to complete his purchase of the ailing New York Daily News. Crowds lined the quayside to watch his arrival, taxi drivers stopped their cabs to shake his hand and children asked for his autograph. But just 10 months later, Maxwell disappeared from the same yacht off the Canary Islands, only to be found dead in the water soon afterward. Maxwell was the embodiment of Britain's post-war boom. Born an Orthodox Jew, he had escaped the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, fought in World War II and was decorated for his heroism with the Military Cross. He went on to become a Labour MP and an astonishingly successful businessman, owning a number of newspapers and publishing companies. But on his death, his empire fell apart, as long-hidden debts and unscrupulous dealings came to light. Within a few days, Maxwell was being reviled as the embodiment of greed and corruption. No one had ever fallen so far and so quickly. What went so wrong? How did a war hero and model of society become reduced to a bloated, amoral wreck? In this gripping book, John Preston delivers the definitive account of Maxwell's extraordinary rise and scandalous fall. 'Preston is a natural storyteller' The Times © John Preston 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Justice for Helen: As featured in The Mirror Audiobook

Justice for Helen: As featured in The Mirror

Author: Marie Mccourt Narrator: Sue Jenkins Release Date: February 2021

Burying a child is every parent's nightmare. But Marie McCourt has spent over 30 years yearning to do just that. On 9 February 1988, Marie's 22-year-old daughter, Helen, left her office in Liverpool city centre and began her usual commute home. But she was never seen again. . . Within days, local pub landlord Ian Simms was charged with her murder. Despite Helen's body not being found, overwhelming DNA and circumstantial evidence at his trial secured his conviction, and he was sentenced to life. But Simms' refusal to disclose the whereabouts of Helen's body means that Marie and her family have never been able to have a grave at which they can lay flowers and pay their respects. For over 30 years, Marie has searched, in vain, for her daughter's body and campaigned tirelessly to prevent other families from facing the same horrifying fate, taking her fight to the houses of parliament. The resulting 'Helen's Law', ground-breaking legislation that recognises the distress caused to families of missing homicide victims, was passed in November 2020. This is the incredible story of a mother, devastated by the loss of her daughter, who found the strength and determination to change the law.

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Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream Audiobook

Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream

Author: Michael Shnayerson Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen Release Date: February 2021

In a brief life that led to a violent end, Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel (1906-1947) rose from desperate poverty to ill-gotten riches, from an early-twentieth-century family of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side to a kingdom of his own making in Las Vegas. In this captivating portrait, author Michael Shnayerson sets out not to absolve Bugsy Siegel but rather to understand him in all his complexity. Through the 1920s, 1930s, and most of the 1940s, Bugsy Siegel and his longtime partner in crime Meyer Lansky engaged in innumerable acts of violence. As World War II came to an end, Siegel saw the potential for a huge, elegant casino resort in the sands of Las Vegas. Jewish gangsters built nearly all of the Vegas casinos that followed. Then, one by one, they disappeared. Siegel's story laces through a larger, generational story of eastern European Jewish immigrants in the early- to mid-twentieth century.

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Hitler's Horses: The Incredible True Story of the Detective who Infiltrated the Nazi Underworld Audiobook

Hitler's Horses: The Incredible True Story of the Detective who Infiltrated the Nazi Underworld

Author: Arthur Brand Narrator: Joe Jameson Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The true story of a detective, two bronze horses and the dictator who set the world on fire. When detective Arthur Brand is summoned to a meeting with one of the most dangerous men in the art world, he learns that a clue has emerged that could solve one of the Second World War's unexplained mysteries: what really happened to the Striding Horses, Hitler's favourite statue, which disappeared during the bombing of Berlin. As Brand goes undercover to find the horses, he discovers a terrifying world ruled by neo-Nazis and former KGB agents, where Third Reich memorabilia sells for millions of dollars. The stakes get ever higher as Brand carefully lays his trap to catch the criminal masterminds trying to sell the statue on the black market. But who are they? And will he manage to bring them to justice before they discover his real identity? With a plot worthy of John Le Carré, Hitler's Horses is a thrilling retelling of one of history's most extraordinary heists. © Arthur Brand 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Versteckte Liebe Audiobook

Versteckte Liebe

Author: Max Van Berque Narrator: Patrick Hinzmann Release Date: February 2021

Als Pike, alias Friederike, zu Mona, Tom und Harry stößt, werden aus drei Freunden langsam vier. »Die VIER«. Schon stehen sie vor einem Rätsel. Ein Professor verschwindet. Handelt es sich um ein Verbrechen oder war es Schusseligkeit? Auf der Suche nach einer Antwort stoßen sie auf Menschen, von denen nicht klar ist, ob sie es so meinen, wie sie sagen. Freundlich und aufgeschlossen oder doch doppelgesichtig und verschlagen? Motive und Gefühle gibt es viele. »Versteckte Liebe« ist der erste Fall der VIER und ein Kriminalroman für jugendliche und erwachsene Krimifreunde. Wahrscheinlich könnte er überall spielen. Ort der Handlung ist Bielefeld. Zwischen Universität und Sparrenburg ermitteln die VIER in einem mysteriösen Fall, der sich erst klärt, als ... Aber das sollte hier noch gar nicht gesagt werden. Mädchen gegen Jungen? Nicht ganz, das Ermittlerteam sind vier Köpfe, Mädchen und Jungen. Die Probleme, die sich ihnen stellen, sind ganz schön erwachsen. Damit ist »Versteckte Liebe«, nicht nur der erste Fall für die VIER, sondern auch für erwachsene Krimi-Hörerinnen und Krimi-Hörer spannende Unterhaltung. Mona, Pike, Harry und Tom treffen an der Bielefelder Uni auf die Bibliothekarin Suse. Zum Glück, die Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin versorgt sie mit den Tipps, die sie brauchen. Blöd nur, dass der hilfsbereite Professor, sich nicht an die Absprache hält. Schon tauchen neue Fragen auf. Ist er nur zerstreut oder steckt mehr hinter dem geplatzten Termin? Was harmlos anfängt, entwickelt sich zu einer Ermittlung um ein Verbrechen. Klar ist, dass nicht nur Harry sich bedroht fühlt. Welche Rolle die Gefühle in dieser Ermittlung spielen und wie die Fragen beantwortet werden, verrät der Autor in diesem Krimi erst zum Schluss. Bielefeld-Krimi? Max van Berque erzählt seine Kriminalgeschichte in Bielefeld. Wer mag, kann die Strecken der VIER nachfahren. Am besten mit dem Rad, das machen die Ermittler auch.

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The (Other) You: Stories Audiobook

The (Other) You: Stories

Author: Joyce Carol Oates Narrator: Kate Reading, Malcolm Hillgartner Release Date: February 2021

A powerful reckoning over the people we might have been if we’d chosen a different path, from a master of the short story In this stirring, reflective collection of short stories, Joyce Carol Oates ponders alternate destinies: the other lives we might have led if we’d made different choices. An accomplished writer returns to her childhood home of Yewville, but the homecoming stirs troubled thoughts about the person she might have been if she’d never left. A man in prison contemplates the gravity of his irreversible act. A student’s affair with a professor results in a pregnancy that alters the course of her life forever. Even the experience of reading is investigated as one that can create a profound transformation: “You could enter another time, the time of the book.” The (Other) You is an arresting and incisive vision into these alternative realities, a collection that ponders the constraints we all face given the circumstances of our birth and our temperaments, and that examines the competing pressures and expectations on women in particular. Finely attuned to the nuances of our social and psychic selves, Joyce Carol Oates demonstrates here why she remains one of our most celebrated and relevant literary figures. 

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Never Far Away Audiobook

Never Far Away

Author: Michael Koryta Narrator: Robert Petkoff Release Date: February 2021

New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta, the "master" (Stephen King) of American thriller writing, returns with an electrifying new novel set in Maine about a mother seeking to regain custody of her children after a terrible trial tears their family apart. Once a wife, mother, and witness to a gruesome crime, Leah Trenton was extended a miraculous olive branch in the form of the state's protected witness program. But for this second chance at life, Leah would have to leave behind her Midwestern roots to the northernmost tip of Maine. Alone and isolated along the banks of the Allagash River, she is determined to focus on the present, on her reclaimed future, but the demons of her past, are relentlessly chipping away at Leah's protected hideaway.  Meanwhile, in the wake of their father's untimely death, Leah's children are sent to stay with her, though they are desperate to return back home. They embark on a cross country homeward journey but before they reach, danger finds them and it is Leah who must come out of her seclusion to search for and protect her children.  Told with the deft plotting and enthralling storytelling of a genre master, these two captivating chase narratives will converge along the rugged Allagash River, in the wilds of Maine, where the wills, morals, and ingenuity of a broken family will be tested against all odds.

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The Power Couple: A Novel Audiobook

The Power Couple: A Novel

Author: Alex Berenson Narrator: Marin Ireland, Steven Weber Release Date: February 2021

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and Edgar Award winner Alex Berenson comes a supercharged thriller about marriage and the dangerous secrets spouses keep. Rebecca and Brian Unsworth appear to have it all. A nice house in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Two well-behaved, healthy teenage children. Important government jobs—Rebecca working in counterterrorism for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Brian serving as a coder for the National Security Agency. Their lives stand to improve even more as Brian, in his off-hours, has just developed and sold a highly profitable app. However, the Unsworths' marriage isn't as perfect as it seems. After two decades together, they've drifted apart, talking little and having sex even less. Seeking to revive their strained relationship, they decide for their twentieth wedding anniversary to take their two kids, Kira and Tony, on a European getaway. They have a blast…until one night in Barcelona when Kira doesn't come home from a dance club. She's gone. Abducted. Over the course of a single weekend, the Unsworths will do everything possible to find her—as Kira herself discovers just how far she'll go to break free of the trap that's been set for her. And even as Rebecca and Brian come together for Kira, they realize their marriage is more tenuous than they realized. The Power Couple is both a fast-paced, globe-trotting espionage novel full of surprising twists and a nuanced look at modern marriage—the challenges of balancing career, parenthood, sex, and love.

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The High Window Audiobook

The High Window

Author: Raymond Chandler Narrator: Scott Brick Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. 'He lay crumpled on his back. Very lonely, very dead. The safe door was wide open. A metal drawer was pulled out. It was empty now. There may have been money in it once.' Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe's on a case: his client, a dried-up husk of a woman, wants him to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon, missing from her late husband's collection. That's the simple part. It becomes more complicated when Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead. That's also unlucky for a private investigator, because leaving a trail of corpses around LA puts cops' noses seriously out of joint. If Marlowe doesn't wrap this one up fast, he's going to end up either in jail or in a wooden box in the ground . . . The High Window is Raymond Chandler's third novel featuring laconic PI Philip Marlowe. 'Chandler's books should be read and judged, not as escapist literature, but as works of art' W.H. Auden 'Chandler grips the mind from the first sentence' Daily Telegraph 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Chandler is an original stylist, creator of a character as immortal as Sherlock Holmes' Anthony Burgess © Raymond Chandler 1989 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Sprinkles and Sea Serpents Audiobook

Sprinkles and Sea Serpents

Author: Danielle Garrett Narrator: Amanda Ronconi Release Date: February 2021

They say you can't go home again . . . oh, if only that were true. Thanks to a series of unfortunate events-and one backstabbing frenemy-home is exactly where I'm headed. Back to Winterspell Lake, the small community in Eastern Washington where magic runs rampant and humans are outlawed. Faster than you can say hocus pocus I'm unpacking my bags and settling into the guest room of my parents' house, trying to ignore the creeping sensation that I'll never break free again. The one thing Winterspell has going for it is the sweets shop in the center of town, a bakery filled with magical creations designed to enchant the tastebuds and charm even the pickiest of connoisseurs. Luckily for me, I get the friends and family discount since my parents own the famous Sugar Shack. If I want room and board I have to frost cupcakes and sling macaroons with the rest of the fam. Unfortunately, things in Winterspell aren't all sugar cookies and rainbows. According to the local news, a dangerous sea serpent has claimed the lives of three missing girls. The journalist in me has to have a look for myself, and what I find is something far more deadly. Something that makes me wish I'd stayed in the bakery.

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Do No Harm Audiobook

Do No Harm

Author: Christina Mcdonald Narrator: Joy Osmanski, Kyle Tait Release Date: February 2021

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Behind Every Lie and The Night Olivia Fell comes an unforgettable and heart-wrenching novel about the lengths one woman will go to save her son. Emma loves her life. She's the mother of a precocious kindergartener, married to her soulmate—a loyal and loving police detective—and has a rewarding career as a doctor at the local hospital. But everything comes crashing down when her son, Josh, is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Determined to save him, Emma makes the risky decision to sell opioids to fund the life-saving treatment he needs. But when somebody ends up dead, a lethal game of cat and mouse ensues, her own husband leading the chase. With her son's life hanging in the balance, Emma is dragged into the dark world of drugs, lies, and murder. Will the truth catch up to her before she can save Josh? A timely and moving exploration of a town gripped by the opioid epidemic, and featuring Christina McDonald's signature "complex, emotionally intense" (Publishers Weekly) prose, Do No Harm examines whether the ends ever justify the means...even for a desperate mother.

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Trial and Error Audiobook

Trial and Error

Author: Robert Whitlow Narrator: Matt Godfrey Release Date: February 2021

A small-town lawyer has been searching for his daughter for eighteen years. Now another young woman is missing, and he's determined to find them both-no matter the cost. Buddy Smith built his law practice around tracking down missing children. After all, he knows the agony of being separated from a child. Not long after his daughter's birth, her mother ran away and Buddy never saw either one again. Gracie Blaylock has known Buddy her entire life, and now that she is clerk of court for the county, their paths cross frequently. When Gracie hears that a teenager in town has gone missing, she knows Buddy is the one for the case. The girl's parents are desperate for answers. Together with Gracie and Mayleah-the new detective in town-Buddy chases all leads, hoping to reach the missing teen before it's too late. And as he pursues one girl, he uncovers clues that could bring him closer to the girl he thought he lost forever: his own daughter. Master legal writer Robert Whitlow will keep you guessing in this gripping legal drama while reminding you of the power of God's restoration. - Stand-alone legal drama - Full-length novel at approximately 120,000 words

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