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  3. The Lost Girls Audiobook The Lost Girls
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  4. The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga Audiobook The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga
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  5. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Audiobook No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference
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  9. The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Audiobook The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
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Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization Audiobook

Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

Author: Paul Kriwaczek Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: August 2019

Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the cities that they built, half of human history took place. In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements seven thousand years ago to the eclipse of Babylon in the sixth century BCE. Bringing the people of this land to life in vibrant detail, the author chronicles the rise and fall of power during this period and explores the political and social systems, as well as the technical and cultural innovations, which made this land extraordinary. At the heart of this book is the story of Babylon, which rose to prominence under the Amorite king Hammurabi from about 1800 BCE. Even as Babylon's fortunes waxed and waned, it never lost its allure as the ancient world's greatest city. Engaging and compelling, Babylon reveals the splendor of the ancient world that laid the foundation for civilization itself.

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How To Love A Duke in Ten Days Audiobook

How To Love A Duke in Ten Days

Author: Kerrigan Byrne Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: August 2019

The first in an exciting new series by USA Today bestseller Kerrigan Byrne! These men are dark, bold, and brave. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees... Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past-one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire's most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil. LOVE TAKES NO PRISONERS Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady's hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of lightning. When she proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps. But her gentleness, sharp wit, independent nature, and incredible beauty awakens every fierce desire within him. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe in his arms. "Romantic, lush, and suspenseful."-New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch

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Cavall in Camelot #2: Quest for the Grail Audiobook

Cavall in Camelot #2: Quest for the Grail

Author: Audrey Mackaman Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: August 2019

Cavall and King Arthur embark on a quest to find a legendary grail... King Arthur's dog, Cavall, and the rest of Camelot thought their troubles were behind them after they defeated the Night Mare. But when Arthur's son, Mordred, falls gravely ill, it seems that something sinister is afoot in Camelot once more. The only thing that can cure Mordred is an ancient artifact hidden deep within the fay forest-an artifact that's been missing for centuries. King Arthur declares a quest to recover it and will stop at nothing to save his son. Cavall must lead his person and his friends deep into the enchanted forest in pursuit of the legendary grail. On the perilous journey, Cavall will come face-to-face with ancient mysteries, dangerous magic-and his own fears. Why has his mercurial brother, Gless, joined the search-and can he be trusted? Is there any truth to the legend of the monstrous wolf that guards the grail? And what is the shadowy creature that seems to be following their every move? Cavall will have to answer all these mysteries and more before he and his person can return safely home. Mackaman delights in this thrilling follow-up to Cavall in Camelot: A Dog in King Arthur's Court, crafting a quick-paced adventure filled with twists and turns.

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Beyond the Last Path: A Buchenwald Survivor's Story Audiobook

Beyond the Last Path: A Buchenwald Survivor's Story

Author: Eugene Weinstock Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: July 2019

This is the story of No. 22483, who had been shipped from Belgium to Buchenwald. It records what he saw and felt during his calvary from Antwerp to the Malin distribution camp in France and from there to the extermination camp of Buchenwald. He was one of the few people who both entered a Nazi concentration camp and left again. This is his remarkable personal story that records his experiences of one of the most harrowing events in human history. Buchenwald concentration camp was one of the first and largest camps to be built on German soil and during the years that Weinstock spent there he kept company with other Jews, Poles, Slavs, political prisoners, and many other men and women that the Nazis deemed subhuman. Eugene Weinstock was a Hungarian Jew who was living in Belgium at the beginning of the Second World War. Beyond the Last Path records his life during those terrible years up to the point when American troops released the remaining prisoners in Buchenwald.

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Cavall in Camelot #1: A Dog in King Arthur's Court Audiobook

Cavall in Camelot #1: A Dog in King Arthur's Court

Author: Audrey Mackaman Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: July 2019

In Camelot, King Arthur's dog encounters a world of danger and magic... Follow Cavall as he embarks on a quest that will put the unbreakable bond between a dog and his person to the ultimate test. When Cavall and his older brother, Glessic, leave the comfort of their simple barn to join the lavish court of Camelot, Cavall wants nothing more than to prove he's a good dog to the great knights and dogs of the castle-especially to King Arthur. But Gless says only the best dogs are worthy of greatness, and Cavall has never been as strong, brave, or fast as his brother. Meanwhile, malevolent forces lurk in Camelot, and Cavall must figure out how to protect his person. To make matters worse, Arthur's mysterious nightmares are threatening to shake his grip on reality and undermine his authority as king. To fight back against the dangers of the dream world, Cavall will need help from some loyal hounds and the enchanting, sometimes frightening creatures who call themselves the fay. In this captivating debut from Audrey Mackaman, Cavall will have to prove not only that he can be a good dog for his person, but that he is capable of a greatness all his own.

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The Hangman's Gate: Book Two of War of the Archons Audiobook

The Hangman's Gate: Book Two of War of the Archons

Author: R. S. Ford Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: June 2019

The highly anticipated sequel to A Demon in Silver, The Hangman's Gate continues the epic saga of the War of the Archons. After uniting the bandit clans, the Iron Tusk has swept into Shengen and taken control of the empire. With an army behind him, he marches along the Skull Road, ready to lay waste to the lands in the west. The rag-tag defenders of Dunrun are all that stand in his way. With their country besieged on all sides, troubling rumors of a priestess amassing power in the North, and unnatural alliances to the south, no help is coming. Alone, they must hold back the god-like powers of the Iron Tusk, or see life as they know it come to an end.

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Greek Mythology Explained: A Deeper Look at Classical Greek Lore and Myth Audiobook

Greek Mythology Explained: A Deeper Look at Classical Greek Lore and Myth

Author: David Ramenah, Marios Christou Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: June 2019

Fans of George R. R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and the Game of Thrones TV series will love Greek Mythology Explained, a unique retelling of Greek mythological tales featuring love, betrayal, murder, and ruthless ambitions. A fascinating take on classical Greek stories: Discover six classic Greek myths in this exciting retelling that paints both famous and lesser known characters in a whole new light. Follow the likes of Odysseus, Lamia, Bellerophon, Icarus, Medusa, and Artemis as their fates are revealed through bloody trials, gut-wrenching betrayals, sinister motives, and broken hearts. With an accessible writing style that delves into the thoughts, feelings, desires, and motivations of every character, these mythical figures and their compelling stories will resonate with listeners as they are guided through perilous and tragic adventures. A deeper understanding: Greek Mythology Explained provides an in-depth analysis of each story told as it unravels the greater themes and valuable lessons hidden within each chapter. Listeners will gain a deeper insight into the character's motives and the varying depictions of the original Greek myths.

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How to Fracture a Fairy Tale Audiobook

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale

Fantasy icon Jane Yolen is adored by generations of readers of all ages. Now she triumphantly returns with this inspired gathering of fractured fairy tales and legends. Yolen breaks open the classics to reveal their crystalline secrets: a philosophical bridge that misses its troll, a spinner of straw as a falsely accused moneylender, the villainous wolf adjusting poorly to retirement. Each of these offerings features a new author note and original poem, illuminating tales that are old, new, and brilliantly refined.

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The Emerald Circus Audiobook

The Emerald Circus

Where is Wendy? Leading a labor strike against the Lost Boys, of course. In Jane Yolen's first full collection in more than ten years, discover new and uncollected tales of beloved characters, literary legends, and much more. A Scottish academic unearths ancient evil in a fishing village. Edgar Allan Poe's young bride is beguiled by a most unusual bird. Dorothy, lifted from Kansas, returns as a gymnastic sophisticate. Emily Dickinson dwells in possibility and sails away in a starship made of light. Alice's wicked nemesis has jaws and claws but really needs a sense of humor. Enter the Emerald Circus and be astonished by the transformations within. Winner of the 2018 World Fantasy Award.

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A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia' Audiobook

A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia'

Author: Tim Hannigan Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: April 2019

Indonesia is by far the largest nation in Southeast Asia and has the fourth largest population in the world after the United States. Indonesian history and culture are especially relevant today as the Island nation is an emerging power in the region with a dynamic new leader. It is a land of incredible diversity and unending paradoxes that has a long and rich history stretching back a thousand years and more. Indonesia is the fabled 'Spice Islands' of every school child's dreams-one of the most colorful and fascinating countries in history. These are the islands that Europeans set out on countless voyages of discovery to find and later fought bitterly over in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. This was the land that Christopher Columbus sought, and Magellan actually reached and explored. One tiny Indonesian island was even exchanged for the island of Manhattan in 1667! This fascinating history book tells the story of Indonesia as a narrative of kings, traders, missionaries, soldiers, and revolutionaries, featuring stormy sea crossings, fiery volcanoes, and the occasional tiger.

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The Club Audiobook

The Club

The Club is a blistering, timely, and gripping novel set at Cambridge University, centering around an all-male dining club for the most privileged and wealthy young men at Cambridge and following an outsider who exposes the dark secrets of this group, the Pitt Club. As a boy, Hans Stichler enjoys a fable-like childhood among the rolling hills and forests of North Germany, living an idyll that seems uninterruptable. A visit from Hans' ailing English aunt Alex, who comes to stay for an entire summer, has a profound effect on the young Hans, all the more so when she invites him to come to university at Cambridge, where she teaches art history. Alex will ensure his application to St. John's College is accepted, but in return he must help her investigate an elite university club of young aristocrats and wealthy social climbers, the Pitt Club. The club has existed at Cambridge for centuries, its long legacy of tradition and privilege largely unquestioned. As Hans makes his best efforts to prove club material and infiltrate its ranks, including testing his mettle in the boxing ring, he is drawn into a world of extravagance, debauchery, and macho solidarity. And when he falls in love with fellow student Charlotte, he sees a potential new life of upper-class sophistication opening up to him. But there are secrets in the club's history, as well as in its present-and Hans soon finds himself in the inner sanctum of what proves to be an increasingly dangerous institution, forced to grapple with the notion that sometimes one must do wrong to do right.

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Escape from Stalag Luft III: The Memoir of Jens Muller Audiobook

Escape from Stalag Luft III: The Memoir of Jens Muller

Author: Jens Muller Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: February 2019

Jens Müller was one of only three men who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III in March 1944-the break that later became the basis for the famous film The Great Escape. Müller was no. 43 of the 76 prisoners of war who managed to escape from the camp (now in Zagan, Poland). Together with Per Bergsland he stowed away on a ship to Gothenburg. The escapees sought out the British consulate and were flown from Stockholm to Scotland. From there they were sent by train to London and shortly afterwards to "Little Norway" in Canada. Müller's book about his wartime experiences was first published in Norwegian in 1946, titled Tre kom tilbake (Three Came Back). This translation will correct the impression-set by the film and Charles Bronson-that the men who escaped successfully were American and Australian. In a vivid, informative memoir Müller details what life in the camp was like, how the escapes were planned and executed, and the story of his personal breakout and success reaching the RAF Leuchars base in Scotland.

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