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  1. How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking Audiobook How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking
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  3. The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian Audiobook The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian
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  5. The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B Audiobook The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B
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  7. Daughters of Cornwall Audiobook Daughters of Cornwall
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  8. 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
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The Monsters We Make: A Novel Audiobook

The Monsters We Make: A Novel

Author: Kali White Narrator: Mia Barron Release Date: August 2020

It's August 1984, and paperboy Christopher Stewart has gone missing.Hours later, twelve-year-old Sammy Cox hurries home from his own paper route, red-faced and out of breath, hiding a terrible secret.Crystal, Sammy's seventeen-year-old sister, is worried by the disappearance but she also sees an opportunity: the Stewart case has echoes of an earlier unsolved disappearance of another boy, one town over. Crystal senses the makings of an award-winning essay, one that could win her a scholarship-and a ticket out of their small Iowa town.Officer Dale Goodkind can't believe his bad luck: another town and another paperboy kidnapping. But this time he vows that it won't go unsolved. As the abductions set in motion an unpredictable chain of violent, devastating events touching each life in unexpected ways, Dale is forced to face his own demons.Told through interwoven perspectives-and based on the real-life Des Moines Register paperboy kidnappings in the early 1980s-The Monsters We Make deftly explores the effects of one crime exposing another and the secrets people keep hidden from friends, families, and, sometimes, even themselves.

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Murder Most Foul: The Complete Series 1-4: True tales of murder presented by Nick Ross Audiobook

Murder Most Foul: The Complete Series 1-4: True tales of murder presented by Nick Ross

Author: John Scotney Narrator: Nick Ross Release Date: August 2020

Twenty-four sensational docu-dramas based on real-life historical murder cases, presented by Nick Ross In these four series, Nick Ross introduces two dozen true tales of murder from days gone by – complete with gory details. As he recounts infamous crimes from the 1900s to the 1960s, he transports us to a time when police cars had bells, and the men from the Yard wore Trilby hats. Back then, the new science of forensics was developing fast, and an expert witness could use medical evidence to identify a murderer – and convince the jury to send them to the gallows. But with a celebrated advocate like Norman Birkett representing them, the accused still had a chance – even if their prospects looked slim. Included here are three of Birkett’s most famous appearances for the defence: the dramatic trial of Dr Buck Ruxton, accused of murdering and dismembering his wife and maid; the ‘body in the trunk’ murder, which saw Tony Mancini facing the death penalty; and the case of Edward Chaplin, accused of shooting his mistress’s husband. We also hear cases where forensic evidence was key, many of them involving renowned pathologists Keith Simpson and Bernard Spilsbury. A bloodstained handkerchief, a bloody thumbprint, a yellow string bag, a distinctive army knife and a body infested with maggots all provide crucial information, and prove instrumental in trapping killers who would otherwise have got away scot-free. From flypapers laced with arsenic to wives found dead in the bath, a corpse in a burned-out car and the mysterious death of the King of Siam, these shocking stories of unnatural death will fascinate all aficionados of true crime. Narrated by Nick Ross Series 1: Written by John Scotney, produced by Produced by Mark Savage and Tim Suter Series 2: Written by Rib Davis and Frederick Bradnum; produced by Fiona McLean, Matt Thompson and Tessa Watt Series 3: Written by Rib Davis; produced by Fiona McLean and Hilary McLennan Series 4: Written by Rib Davis; produced by Fiona McLean and Matt Thompson Episode guide: Series 1: 1: The Surgeon’s Knife 2: Cabin 126 3: The Major, the Scone and the Dandelions 4: The Body in the Trunk 5: Sheer Plod 6: The New Year Nightmare Series 2: 7: The Wheels of Justice 8: Bullets and Ballistics 9: The Perfect Murder 10: The Bloodstained Handkerchief 11: Murder on the Farm 12: The Bloody Thumbprint Series 3: 13: The Fingerless Strangler 14: The Body in the Chalkpit 15: Hitchike to Murder 16: The Wigwam Murders 17: Death of the Lord of Life 18: The Use of Maggots Series 4: 19: Of Fly Papers & Death 20: Admissable Evidence 21: Somebody’s Having a Bonfire 22: Of Bullets & Life Preservers 23: A Matter of Timing 24: To the Hangman

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The Dirty Dozen: The real story of the rise and fall of London's most feared armed robbery gang Audiobook

The Dirty Dozen: The real story of the rise and fall of London's most feared armed robbery gang

Author: Noel 'razor' Smith Narrator: Karl Jenkinson, Noel 'razor' Smith Release Date: August 2020

THE TRUE STORY OF LONDON'S MOST PROLIFIC ARMED ROBBERY GANG The average bank robbery takes around four minutes. The essential ingredients are ruthlessness, cunning and plenty of bottle. You'll also need a weapon, a disguise and a getaway car. If you have all those things, then you could go to work right now. The Bradish boys had all these things and, boy, did they go to work. The 'Dirty Dozen' were a ruthless federation of criminals who ran the armed robbery game in London for over a decade. When charismatic leader 'Gentleman' Jim Doyle was jailed, the innovative but violent Bradish twins, Sean and Vincent, stepped up to take the throne. Hardened by a life in London's most lawless corners, they recruited a tight-knit crew to forge a reputation as the brutal kings of their underworld trade. Banks, security vans, post offices, travel agents - anywhere was fair game and nowhere was safe. With endless money at their disposal, the gang spent freely on cars, drugs and decadence. Life was good. But with the Met's tough-as-nails Flying Squad hot on their heels, a member of the inner circle cracked under the pressure and turned grass - and so began the thrilling chase-down of the Bradish boys and their illicit empire. The Dirty Dozen is the real story of the rise and fall of London's most feared crime syndicate.

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The Perfect Father: The True Story of Chris Watts, His All-American Family, and a Shocking Murder Audiobook

The Perfect Father: The True Story of Chris Watts, His All-American Family, and a Shocking Murder

Author: John Glatt Narrator: Shaun Grindell Release Date: July 2020

In the early morning hours of August 13th, 2018, Shanann Watts was dropped off at her Frederick, Colorado home by a colleague after returning from a business trip. It was the last time anyone would see her alive. By the next day, Shanann and her two young daughters, Bella and Celeste, had been reported missing, and her husband, Chris Watts, was appearing on the local news, pleading for his family's safe return. But Chris Watts already knew that he would never see his family again. Less than twenty-four hours after his desperate plea, Watts made a shocking confession to police: he had strangled his pregnant wife to death and smothered their daughters, dumping their bodies at a nearby oil site. Heartbroken friends and neighbors watched in shock as the movie-star handsome, devoted family man they knew was arrested and charged with first degree murder. The perfect mask Chris had presented to the world in his TV interviews and the family's Facebook accounts was slipping-and what lay beneath was a horrifying image of instability, infidelity, sexual ambivalence, and boiling rage. In this first major account of the case, bestselling author and journalist John Glatt reveals the truth behind the tragedy and constructs a chilling portrait of one of the most shocking family annihilator cases of the 21st century.

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Behind the Horror: True stories that inspired horror movies Audiobook

Behind the Horror: True stories that inspired horror movies

Author: Lee Mellor Narrator: Adam Sims Release Date: July 2020

Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams. Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was inspired by an 18th-century Japanese folktale? Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killer who inspired Hannibal Lector in The Silence of the Lambs. Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism. Lee Mellor, Ph.D. is a criminologist, lecturer, musician, and the author of seven books on crime. He received his doctorate from Montreal's Concordia University after specializing in abnormal homicide and sex crimes. As the chair of the American Investigative Society of Cold Cases' academic committee, he has consulted with police on cold cases in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Ohio, and London, Ontario. He resides in Ontario, Canada. © 2020 Dr Lee Mellor © 2020 DK Audio

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Hollywood Double Agent: The True Tale of Boris Morros, Film Producer Turned Cold War Spy Audiobook

Hollywood Double Agent: The True Tale of Boris Morros, Film Producer Turned Cold War Spy

Author: Jonathan Gill Narrator: Mike Chamberlain Release Date: July 2020

The Cold War and the Golden Age of Hollywood meet in this story of the remarkable career of Boris Morros, film producer and Russian double agent. Boris Morros was a major figure in the 1930s and 1940s. The head of music at Paramount, nominated for Academy Awards, he then went on to produce his own films with Laurel and Hardy, Fred Astaire, Henry Fonda, and others. But as J. Edgar Hoover would discover, these successes were a cover for one of the most incredible espionage tales in the history of the Cold War—Boris Morros also worked for Russian intelligence. Morros’s assignments took him to the White House, the Vatican, and deep behind the Iron Curtain. The high-level intelligence he provided the KGB included military secrets and compromising information on prominent Americans: his friends. But in 1947, Morros flipped. At the height of the McCarthy era, he played a leading role in a deadly tale. Jonathan Gill’s Hollywood Double Agent is an extraordinary story about Russian spies at the heart of American culture and politics, and one man caught in the middle of the Cold War.

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Mad Madame LaLaurie: New Orleans' Most Famous Murderess Revealed Audiobook

Mad Madame LaLaurie: New Orleans' Most Famous Murderess Revealed

Author: Lorelei Shannon, Victoria Cosner Love Narrator: Tiffany Morgan Release Date: July 2020

The truth behind the legend of New Orleans's infamous slave owner, madwoman, and murderess, portrayed in the anthology series, American Horror Story. On April 10, 1834, firefighters smashed through a padlocked attic door in the burning Royal Street mansion of Creole society couple Delphine and Louis Lalaurie. In the billowing smoke and flames they made an appalling discovery: the remains of Madame Lalaurie's chained, starved, and mutilated slaves. This house of horrors in the French Quarter spawned a legend that has endured for more than one-hundred-and-fifty years. But what actually happened in the Lalaurie home? Rumors about her atrocities spread as fast as the fire. But verifiable facts were scarce. Lalaurie wouldn't answer questions. She disappeared, leaving behind one of the French Quarter's ghastliest crime scenes, and what is considered to be one of America's most haunted houses.

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The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia’s Secret Doping Empire Audiobook

The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia’s Secret Doping Empire

Author: Grigory Rodchenkov Narrator: Andrew Byron Release Date: July 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. One of the Financial Times's 'Fifty people who shaped the decade' ‘The biggest sports scandal the world has ever seen’ In 2015, Russia’s Anti-Doping Centre was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) following revelations of an elaborate state-sponsored doping programme at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Involving a nearly undetectable steroid delivery system known as ‘Duchesse cocktail’, tampering and switching of urine samples, and a complex state-sanctioned cover-up, the programme was masterminded by Grigory Rodchenkov. The Rodchenkov Affair tells the full, unadulterated story that was first glimpsed in Bryan Fogel’s award-winning documentary and still continues to captivate and shock the world. Charting the author’s childhood growing up under the Iron Curtain, his first encounter with doping as a 22-year-old student athlete at Moscow State University, and his subsequent career working for the Soviet Olympic Committee, this breathtakingly candid journey reveals a rigged system of flawed individuals, brazen deceit and impossible moral choices. ©Grigory Rodchenkov 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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My Brother Jason: The untold story of Jason Corbett's life and brutal murder by Tom and Molly Marten Audiobook

My Brother Jason: The untold story of Jason Corbett's life and brutal murder by Tom and Molly Marten

Author: Ralph Riegel, Tracey Corbett-Lynch Narrator: Mary Sarah Release Date: July 2020

In August 2015 Limerick man Jason Corbett was murdered by his wife, Molly Martens, and her father, ex-FBI agent Tom Martens, in the bedroom of their luxury North Carolina home. He had been savagely beaten to death with a baseball bat and brick while his children slept nearby. For his sister, Tracey Corbett-Lynch, and the rest of his family in Ireland it was just the beginning of the nightmare that would involve a custody battle for his orphaned children, an online hate campaign by Molly Martens and, ultimately, the gripping trial that would lead to her conviction, alongside her father, for his murder. My Brother Jason is the story of how this seemingly all-American girl from a picture-perfect family targeted the widowed Jason Corbett, becoming nanny to his children in a desperate bid to create the family and security she craved, thus setting in motion a series of events that would lead to Jason's brutal killing by the woman he had once loved. Here, for the first time, Tracey Corbett-Lynch tells her family's side of the story in a book that contains shocking revelations about Molly Marten's history of strange behavior and the lengths she was willing to go to in order to get custody of Jason's children.

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Jeff Davis 8: The True Story Behind the Unsolved Murder That Allegedly Inspired True Detective, Seas Audiobook

Jeff Davis 8: The True Story Behind the Unsolved Murder That Allegedly Inspired True Detective, Seas

Author: Fergus Mason Narrator: Lydia Lomeli Release Date: July 2020

A gripping true story you won't be able to stop listening to! Jefferson Davis Parish has been described as quaint, and in many ways it certainly is. For anyone from a big city much of the area, especially out among the farms, is like a trip in a time machine. For a sleepy rural community, however, Jefferson Davis is a lot more violent than you’d expect, and these days cheap, potent rocks of cocaine are at the root of a lot of that violence. Crack addicts are famously willing to do just about anything to subsidize their habit so street prostitution has become a real issue, mostly concentrated in the town’s poorer neighborhoods south of the railway track. Prostitution – especially on the street – is a dangerous business, so the sheriff’s office weren’t too surprised when the first one turned up dead. As the body count climbed people started to take notice, but despite all their efforts the killings continued until eight women were dead. This book traces one of the most fascinating unsolved crimes in the history of Louisiana. In 2014, many believe it became one of the inspirations for the first season of HBO’s “True Detective.” But the crimes in this book are much more shocking than anything captured on TV. Please note: This book is not published or endorsed by the creators or producers of “True Detective.”

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A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein Audiobook

A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein

Author: Alana Goodman, Daniel Halper Narrator: Maggie-Meg Reed Release Date: June 2020

A must-read for fans of the Netflix docuseries Filthy Rich: The full investigation of the shocking death of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and those powerful enough to have orchestrated it.   In A Convenient Death, investigative reporters Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper search for the truth of what really happened to Jeffrey Epstein. With access to Epstein's victims and lawyers, to doctors, Wall Street insiders and law enforcement officers, they reveal the dirty secrets and sinister ties that may have driven someone in Epstein's circle to take matters into their own hands. On the morning of August 10, 2019, Epstein, friend and financier to the rich and powerful, was found unresponsive in his prison cell in lower Manhattan, where he awaited his second trial for sexual predation and other crimes. He was rushed to a local hospital and one hour later pronounced dead by suicide. Across the world, a sinister web of powerful billionaires, celebrities, and politicians, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, had reason to sigh with relief at news of Epstein's death. Having flown on his private planes and visited his many homes-the sites of so many illicit activities-they had much to lose if their transgressions were ever exposed. And now, Epstein was silenced for good.   But cracks in the official story soon emerged. And the questions kept coming:       ·    Why did the surveillance cameras in front of Epstein's cell stop working that night?       ·    Why was Epstein's cellmate transferred out and never replaced?       ·    Why was a high-profile prisoner so suddenly taken off suicide watch and left unguarded for eight hours?   Was Epstein murdered to protect the powerful people who feared what he might reveal? The American public deserves to know the truth. With this book, they can finally understand the facts and decide for themselves.

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Blood Brotherhoods: A History of Italy¿s Three Mafias Audiobook

Blood Brotherhoods: A History of Italy¿s Three Mafias

Author: John Dickie Narrator: Tom Lawrence Release Date: June 2020

MAFIA. CAMORRA. 'NDRANGHETA. The Sicilian mafia, known as Cosa Nostra, is far from being Italy's only dangerous criminal fraternity. The country hosts two other major mafias: the camorra from Naples; and, from the poor and isolated region of Calabria, the mysterious 'ndrangheta, which has now risen to become the most powerful mob group active today. Since they emerged, the mafias have all corrupted Italy's institutions, drastically curtailed the life-chances of its citizens, evaded justice, and set up their own self-interested meddling as an alternative to the courts. Yet each of these brotherhoods has its own methods, its own dark rituals, its own style of ferocity. Each is uniquely adapted to corrupt and exploit its own specific environment, as it collaborates with, learns from, and goes to war with the other mafias. Today, the shadow of organized crime hangs over a country racked by debt, political paralysis, and widespread corruption. The 'ndrangheta controls much of Europe's wholesale cocaine trade and, by some estimates, 3 percent of Italy's total GDP. Blood Brotherhoods traces the origins of this national malaise back to Italy's roots as a united country in the nineteenth century, and shows how political violence incubated underworld sects among the lemon groves of Palermo, the fetid slums of Naples, and the harsh mountain villages of Calabria. Blood Brotherhoods is a book of breathtaking ambition, tracing for the first time the interlocking story of all three mafias from their origins to the present day. John Dickie is recognized in Italy as one of the foremost historians of organized crime. In these pages, he blends archival detective work, passionate narrative, and shrewd analysis to bring a unique criminal ecosystem—and the three terrifying criminal brotherhoods that have evolved within it—to life on the page.

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