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  1. Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold Audiobook Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold
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  2. A Christmas to Remember: The enchanting new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Anton Du Beke Audiobook A Christmas to Remember: The enchanting new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Anton Du Beke
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  3. A Del of a Life: The hilarious new memoir from the national treasure Audiobook A Del of a Life: The hilarious new memoir from the national treasure
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  4. Hungry: The Highly Anticipated Memoir from One of the Greatest Food Writers of All Time Audiobook Hungry: The Highly Anticipated Memoir from One of the Greatest Food Writers of All Time
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  5. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day Audiobook I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
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  6. Ghosts Audiobook Ghosts
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  7. Rag-and-Bone Christmas Audiobook Rag-and-Bone Christmas
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  8. 19th Christmas: (Women's Murder Club 19) Audiobook 19th Christmas: (Women's Murder Club 19)
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  9. Why Mummy’s Sloshed: The Bigger the Kids, the Bigger the Drink Audiobook Why Mummy’s Sloshed: The Bigger the Kids, the Bigger the Drink
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  10. Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography Audiobook Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day: My Autobiography
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Storm the Earth Audiobook

Storm the Earth

Author: Rebecca Kim Wells Narrator: Catherine Ho, Ramon De Ocampo Release Date: October 2020

Maren and her girlfriend Kaia set out to rescue Sev and free the dragons from the corrupt emperor in the explosive finale to the journey that began with the thrilling Shatter the Sky. Let them burn. Maren's world was shattered when her girlfriend, Kaia, was abducted by the Aurati. After a daring rescue, they've finally been reunited, but Maren's life is still in pieces: Kaia seems more like a stranger than the lover Maren knew back home; Naava, the mother of all dragons, has retreated into seclusion to recover from her wounds, leaving Maren at a loss on how to set the rest of the dragons free; and worst of all, her friend Sev has been captured by the emperor's Talons. As a prisoner of Zefed, Sev finds himself entangled in a treacherous game of court politics. With more people joining the rebellion, whispers of a rogue dragon mistress spreading, and escape seeming less likely with each passing day, Sev knows that it won't be long before the emperor decides to make an example of him. If he's to survive, he'll have to strike first-or hope Maren reaches him in time. With the final battle for Zefed looming, Maren must set aside her fears, draw upon all she's learned about her dragon-touched abilities, and face her destiny once and for all. But when the fighting is over and the smoke clears, who will be left standing?

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Together, Apart Audiobook

Together, Apart

A collection of original contemporary love stories set during life in lockdown by some of today's most popular YA authors. Erin Craig 'delivers' on a story about a cute pizza delivery boy, Auriane Desombre captures a girl trying to impress her crush on TikTok, and Bill Konigsberg takes readers along on daily walks where every step brings two boys closer to love. There's roommates-to-enemies-to-something more from Rachael Lippincott, a tale of a girl with a mask-making business and her potentially famous crush from Erin Hahn, and a music-inspired meet cute from Sajni Patel. Brittney Morris sparks a connection with the help of two balcony herb gardens, Jennifer Yen writes an unconventional romance that starts with a fortune reading and a take-out order, and Natasha Preston steals hearts when a girl meets up with the boy next door in a storybook oak tree. Romantic, realistic, sweet and uplifting, TOGETHER, APART is a collection of finding love in unexpected places during an unprecedented time . . . each with the one thing we all want: a guaranteed happy ending. Stories: 'Love, Delivered' by Erin A. Craig - read by Caroline Hewitt 'The Socially Distant Dog-Walking Brigade' by Bill Konigsberg - read by Christopher Gebauer 'One Day' by Sajni Patel - read by Nikki Massoud 'The Rules of Comedy' by Auriane Desombre - read by Catherine Ho 'The New Boy Next Door' by Natasha Preston - read by Nikki Massoud 'Love With a Side of Fortune' by Jennifer Yen - read by Catherine Ho 'The Green Thumb War' by Brittney Morris - read by Cary Hite and Keylor Leigh 'Stuck With Her' by Rachael Lippincott - read by Caroline Hewitt 'Masked' by Erin Hahn - read by Rachel Music and Christopher Gebauer

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The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 3 Audiobook

The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 3

As Earth dies, an architect is commissioned to remote build a monument on Mars from the remains of a failed colony; a man who has transferred his consciousness into a humanoid robot discovers he's missing thirty percent of his memories, and tries to discover why; bored with life in the underground colony of an alien world, a few risk life inside one of the "whales" floating in the planet's atmosphere; an apprentice librarian searching through centuries of SETI messages from alien civilizations makes an ominous discovery; a ship in crisis pulls a veteran multibot out from storage with an unusual assignment: pest control; the dead are given a second shot at life, in exchange for a five-year term in a zombie military program. For decades, science fiction has compelled us to imagine futures both inspiring and cautionary. Whether it's a warning message from a survey ship, a harrowing journey to a new world, or the adventures of well-meaning AI, science fiction inspires the imagination and delivers a lens through which we can view ourselves and the world around us. With The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Three, award-winning editor Neil Clarke provides a year-in-review and twenty-seven of the best stories published by both new and established authors in 2017.

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The Ikessar Falcon Audiobook

The Ikessar Falcon

Author: K. S. Villoso Narrator: Catherine Ho Release Date: September 2020

'Intricate, intimate, and intensely plotted.' - Nicholas Eames on The Wolf of Oren-yaro The stunning sequel to The Wolf of Oren-yaro where the queen of a divided land struggles to unite her people. Even if they despise her. K. S. Villoso is a 'powerful new voice in fantasy.' (Kameron Hurley) The spiral to madness begins with a single push. Abandoned by her people, Queen Talyien's quest takes a turn for the worst as she stumbles upon a plot deeper and more sinister than she could have ever imagined, one that will displace her king and see her son dead. The road home beckons, strewn with a tangled web of deceit and impossible horrors that unearth the nation's true troubles - creatures from the dark, mad dragons, and men with hearts hungry for power. To save her land, Talyien must confront the myth others have built around her: Warlord Yeshin's daughter, symbol of peace, warrior and queen, and everything she could never be. The price of failure is steep. Her friends are few. And a nation carved by a murderer can only be destined for war. The Chronicles of the Bitch QueenThe Wolf of Oren-yaroThe Ikessar Falcon

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Like Spilled Water Audiobook

Like Spilled Water

Author: Jennie Liu Narrator: Catherine Ho Release Date: September 2020

Na has grown up in the shadow of her younger brother, Bao-bao, her parents' cherished son. When they were younger, Na's parents went to work in the city, bringing Bao-bao along and devoting all their savings to his education, while Na was left behind in the countryside. But when Bao-bao dies suddenly, Na realizes how little she knew him. Did he really end his life because of a low score on China's all-important college entrance exam? Her parents can't bear to talk about him, so Na investigates on her own. She learns that Bao-bao had many secrets-and that his death may not be what it seems. She also learns that her parents have serious money problems, and as their only remaining child, she's expected to quit school and go to work to help support them. As more secrets come to light, Na must decide not only what she owes to her brother's memory, but what she owes to herself.

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The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth Audiobook

The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love & Truth

This powerful collection of short stories, essays, and poems is a call-to-action that invites all families to be anti-racist and advocates for change. Thirty diverse, award-winning authors and illustrators--including Renee Watson (Piecing Me Together), Grace Lin (Where the Mountain Meets the Moon), Meg Medina (Merci Suarez Changes Gears), and Adam Gidwitz (The Inquisitor's Tale)--engage young people in frank discussions about racism, identity and self-esteem. Featuring stories filled with love, acceptance, truth, peace, and an assurance that there can be hope for a better tomorrow, The Talk is an inspiring anthology and must-have resource published in partnership with Just Us Books, a black-owned children's publishing company that's been in operation for over 30 years. Just Us Books continues its mission grounded in the same belief that helped launch the company: Good books make a difference. So, let's talk. Featured contributors: Selina Alko, Tracey Baptiste, Derrick Barnes, Natacha Bustos, Cozbi A. Cabrera, Raúl Colón, Adam Gidwitz, Nikki Grimes, Rudy Gutierrez, April Harrison, Wade Hudson, Gordon C. James, Minh Lê, E. B. Lewis, Grace Lin, Torrey Maldonado, Meg Medina, Christopher Myers, Daniel Nayeri, Zeke Peña, Peter H. Reynolds, Erin K. Robinson, Traci Sorell, Shadra Strickland, Don Tate, MaryBeth Timothy, Duncan Tonatiuh, Renée Watson, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Sharon Dennis Wyeth This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of sources and notes from the authors. 'The go-to book for talking to kids about race and privilege. Thoughtful. Thought-provoking. A must-read for every family.' -Ellen Oh, editor of Flying Lessons & Other Stories and cofounder of We Need Diverse Books 'The ingredients are all here. May this magnificent collection inspire us to move from dialogue to deep action.' -Kirkus, Starred Review

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Share Your Rainbow: 18 Artists Draw Their Hope for the Future Audiobook

Share Your Rainbow: 18 Artists Draw Their Hope for the Future

Author: Tba, Various Narrator: Catherine Ho Release Date: August 2020

When the storm subsides and the sun comes out, don't forget to look for the rainbow! Inspired by kids across the country displaying rainbows in their windows, acclaimed illustrators come together to imagine everything these rainbows represent: caring for one another, and our hopes for the future. In this collection of eighteen scenes, readers will lick an ice cream cone, swim in the ocean, cuddle close with cousins, and celebrate a birthday with a party full of friends and family. Each spread has a hidden rainbow for kids to find! An introduction by R. J. Palacio, New York Times bestselling author of Wonder, reminds us that rainbows have always been symbols of hope, and that as fleeting as a rainbow may seem, we can always look for the next one--in the sky, on the sidewalk, and in a window. 100% of net proceeds from the sale of this book will go to World Central Kitchen, using the power of food to help our communities weather this storm.

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Inheritors Audiobook

Inheritors

Author: Asako Serizawa Narrator: Akie Kotabe, Catherine Ho, Feodor Chin, Greta Jung, Nancy Wu, Ren Hanami Release Date: July 2020

'This splendid story collection is a sword through the heart.'--Ben Fountain From the O. Henry Prize-winning author comes a heartbreakingly beautiful and brutal exploration of lives fragmented by the Pacific side of World War II. Spanning more than 150 years, and set in multiple locations in colonial and postcolonial Asia and the United States, Inheritors paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of its characters as they grapple with the legacies of loss, imperialism, and war. Written from myriad perspectives and in a wide range of styles, each of these interconnected stories is designed to speak to the others, contesting assumptions and illuminating the complicated ways we experience, interpret, and pass on our personal and shared histories. A retired doctor, for example, is forced to confront the horrific moral consequences of his wartime actions. An elderly woman subjects herself to an interview, gradually revealing a fifty-year old murder and its shattering aftermath. And in the last days of a doomed war, a prodigal son who enlisted against his parents' wishes survives the American invasion of his island outpost, only to be asked for a sacrifice more daunting than any he imagined. Serizawa's characters walk the line between the devastating realities of war and the banal needs of everyday life as they struggle to reconcile their experiences with the changing world. A breathtaking meditation on suppressed histories and the relationship between history, memory, and storytelling, Inheritors stands in the company of Lisa Ko, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Min Jin Lee. This audiobook contains a PDF family tree from the text.

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Last Tang Standing Audiobook

Last Tang Standing

Author: Lauren Ho Narrator: Catherine Ho Release Date: June 2020

The most exciting debut of the summer ‘I absolutely adored it. It is the funniest rom-com I've read in a very long time … Andrea stole my heart … I cannot wait to get my hands on whatever Lauren Ho writes next’ Beth O’Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare Like all good Chinese children, Andrea Tang is doing her best to fulfil all her mother’s plans for her life: she’s on track to become partner at a top law firm in Singapore, she has a beautiful apartment in the right postcode and a perfect boyfriend who is practically made of husband material. Except that those plans are unravelling fast: there’s an unfairly attractive new lawyer out to steal her promotion, she has credit-card debt up to her eyeballs, her perfect boyfriend is now her perfect ex-boyfriend and the last single cousin in her family just got engaged, leaving her exposed to romantic meddling on all sides… For fans of Crazy Rich Asians and Bridget Jones’s Diary comes a hilarious story of love, friendship and the most intrusive people in the world: family. ‘Andrea Tang is wise, witty, flawed and perfectly written. I adored her story, and felt so seen by it. If you loved Crazy Rich Asians you'll gobble this up!’ Laura Jane Williams, bestselling author of Our Stop ‘Witty, vibrant and full of characters I'd love to go for drinks with. As a reader who loved Bridget Jones back in the day, I'd say that Andrea is the millennial Bridget’ Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City

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Beauty Audiobook

Beauty

Author: Christina Chiu Narrator: Catherine Ho Release Date: May 2020

Amy Wong is an up-and-coming designer in the New York fashion industryshe is young, beautiful, and has it all. But she finds herself at odds with rival designers in a world rife with chauvinism and prejudice. In her personal life, she struggles with marriage and motherhood, finding that her choices often fall short of her traditional familys expectations. Derailed again and again, Amy must confront her own limitations to succeed as the designer and person she wants to be. Fast-paced and sexy, the backdrop of Beauty offers a peek into a Project Runwaylifestyle as we follow Amys journey of defiance, ambition, and self-discovery.

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Pirate Queen: A Story of Zheng Yi Sao Audiobook

Pirate Queen: A Story of Zheng Yi Sao

Author: Helaine Becker Narrator: Catherine Ho Release Date: March 2020

The most powerful pirate in history was a woman who was born into poverty in Guangzhou, China, in the late eighteenth century. When pirates attacked Zheng Yi Saos town and the captain took a liking to her, she saw a way out. She agreed to marry him only if she got an equal share of his business. When her husband died, she took command of the fleet. On land and sea, Zheng Yi Saos power rivaled that of the emperor himself. Over the next decade, the pirate queen built a fleet of more than 1,800 ships and 70,000 men. Time and again, her ships triumphed over the emperors ships. When she was ready to retire, the pirate queen surrendered on her own terms, of course. Zheng Yi Saos story is told in lyrical prose by award-winning author Helaine Becker. Liz Wongs colorful, engaging illustrations capture the courage and grit of this remarkable woman. An authors note provides historical context and outlines the challenges of researching a figure about whom little is known.

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Syndromes: Science Fiction Stories Audiobook

Syndromes: Science Fiction Stories

Author: Alec Nevala-Lee Narrator: Catherine Ho, Jonathan Todd Ross Release Date: March 2020

A finalist for both the Hugo and Locus awards, Alec Nevala-Lee has seen his short fiction and essays featured in Salon, the New York Times, and Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Now Nevala-Lee delivers a gripping meditation on the human experience with his powerful collection Syndromes: Science Fiction Stories. These stories contain a cross section of narratives, people, and places: an unusual couple requests to be flown to a remote island near Alaska; a series of beached whales vex a US military officer in Vietnam and cause unrest in a local village; an ecoterrorists bomb at an upscale ski resort has unintended consequences; and mysterious killings thought to be the work of a monster in Japan turn out to be something much more real.

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