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  5. The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed Audiobook The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed
  6. A Touch of Darkness Audiobook A Touch of Darkness
  7. We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman's Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economi Audiobook We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman's Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economi
  8. Silverview: The Sunday Times Bestseller Audiobook Silverview: The Sunday Times Bestseller
  9. Flora's Travelling Christmas Shop Audiobook Flora's Travelling Christmas Shop
  10. The Facilitator, Part 2 Audiobook The Facilitator, Part 2
Aquanaut: A Life Beneath The Surface – The Inside Story of the Thai Cave Rescue Audiobook

Aquanaut: A Life Beneath The Surface – The Inside Story of the Thai Cave Rescue

Author: Rick Stanton Narrator: Don Gilet, Rick Stanton Release Date: July 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. THE ENTHRALLING INSIDE STORY OF THE THAI CAVE RESCUE 'They were utterly alone inside the mountain, isolated from the rest of the world. They might as well have been on another planet . . .' In July 2018, twelve boys and their football coach disappeared into Tham Luang Cave in Thailand. Trapped miles beneath the surface, not even the Thai Navy SEALs had the skills to bring them to safety. With the floodwater rising rapidly, time was running out . . . Any hope of survival rested on Rick Stanton, a retired Midlands firefighter with a living room full of homemade cave-diving equipment. As unlikely as it seemed, to those in the know, Rick and his partner, John Volanthen, were regarded as the A-team for exactly this kind of mission. The Thai Cave Rescue was the apex of a lifelong obsession, requiring every ounce of skill and ingenuity accumulated by Rick through a near forty-year pursuit of the unknown. While the world held its breath, Rick, John and their assembled team raced against time in the face of near impossible odds. There was simply no precedent for what they were attempting to do . . . In Aquanaut Rick reveals the real story of the cave rescue for the first time. And of a life lived without compromise in which any mistake could have been his last. It's an edge-of-your-seat story of courage and conviction that will take you deep into the most remote and unforgiving places on the planet, told with humour, unflinching honesty, and a relentless drive for adventure. THE RESCUE WATCHED BY THE WORLD 'The British divers are all heroes' - Clive Cussler 'A case study in courage ' - Ron Howard, Oscar-winning director of Apollo 13 'The Thai cave rescue was phenomenally dangerous, and the work of true heroes' - inews '[The rescue] was fantastic, it really was . . . ' - HRH Prince William 'If it was me stuck anywhere, the one person I would want to come and rescue me is Rick Stanton.' - Alex Daw, Watch Commander, West Midlands Fire Service 'One of the great stories of our time' - Elizabeth Chai Varsarhelyi, Oscar-winning co-director of Free Solo 'Rick Stanton is not the most domesticated of men' - Sunday Telegraph © Rich Stanton 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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BBC Classics: Ultimate Story Collection: 90 unmissable tales Audiobook

BBC Classics: Ultimate Story Collection: 90 unmissable tales

A treasure chest of timeless short stories by some of the world's greatest authors Suspense and horror 1 The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire - Arthur Conan Doyle 2 The Signalman - Charles Dickens 3 Lost Hearts - MR James 4 The Sealed Room - Arthur Conan Doyle. 5 Mrs Badgery - Wilkie Collins 6 Wailing Well - MR James 7 The Open Window - Saki 8 How it happened - Arthur Conan Doyle 9 The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe 10 The Cone - HG Wells 11 A Haunted House - Virginia Woolf 12 Rats - MR James 13 The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe 14 Tarquin of Cheapside - F. Scott Fitzgerald 15 One Crowded Hour - Arthur Conan Doyle 16 The Mezzotint - MR James 17 The Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe Love 18 The Kiss - Kate Chopin 19 Eleonora - Edgar Allan Poe 20 About Love - Anton Chekhov 21 The Lovers - Hans Christian Anderson 22 Love - Guy De Maupassant 23 The Sphinx Without a Secret - Oscar Wilde 24 A Wedding Gift - Guy De Maupassant 25 Kew Gardens - Virginia Woolf 26 The District Doctor - Ivan Turgenev 27 Happiness - Guy De Maupassant 28 A Blunder - Anton Chekhov 29 The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky - Stephen Crane 30 In a Far-Off World - Olive Schreiner 31 The Cook's Wedding - Anton Chekhov 32 The Recruit - Honore de Balzac 33 The Nightingale and the Rose - Oscar Wilde 34 Pyramus and Thisbe - Ovid 35 Aunt Hetty on Matrimony - Fanny Fern 36 A Country Cottage - Anton Chekhov 37 Marriage a la Mode - Katherine Mansfield 38 The Statue of Limitations - Ernest Dowson 39 The Dilettante - Edith Wharton Humorous 40 Tobermory - Saki 41The Mesmeric Mountain - Stephen Crane 42 The Children's Joke - Louisa May Alcott 43 At The Siren - Anton Chekhov 44 The Garden Party - Katherine Mansfield 45 The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe 46 The New Dress - Virginia Woolf 47 How I Built Myself A House - Thomas Hardy 48 The Model Millionaire - Oscar Wilde 49 A Pair of Silk Stockings - Kate Chopin 50 At The Barbers - Anton Chekhov 51 A Respectable Woman - Kate Chopin Folk & Fable 52 The Happy Prince - Oscar Wilde. 53 The Elves and the Shoemaker - The Brothers Grimm 54 The Emperor's New Clothes -Hans Christian Andersen 55 The Tongue Cut Sparrow - Yei Theodora Ozaki 56 Finn and the Scottish Giant - Harold F. Read 57 The Postmaster - Rabindranath Tagore 58 The Toys of Peace - Saki 59 The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde 60 The Flower Gatherer - Edward Thomas 61 Araby - James Joyce 62 The Interlopers - Saki 63 Tom Thumb - The Brothers Grimm 64 The Kabuliwalah - Rabindranath Tagore 65 The Monkey's Paws - WW Jacobs Christmas 66 The Little Match Girl - Hans Christian Andersen 67 Papa Panov's Special Christmas - Leo Tolstoy 68 Christmas Storms and Sunshine - Elizabeth Gaskell. 69 The Gift of the Magi - O'Henry 70 At Christmas Time - Anton Chekhov 71 A Dill Pickle - Katherine Mansfield Classic Tales 72 The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman 73 The Fall of Lord Barrymore - Arthur Conan Doyle 74 The Necklace - Guy De Maupassant 75 Holiday Group - EM Delafield 76 Three Questions - Leo Tolstoy 77 The Cop and the Anthem - O'Henry 78 The Fly - Katherine Mansfield 79 The Christening - DH Lawrence 80 After the Race - James Joyce 81 The String Quartet - Virginia Woolf 82 Two Friends - Guy De Maupassant 83 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge - Ambrose Bierce. 84 A Gentleman Friend - Anthon Chekhov 85 Ma'ame Pelagie - Kate Chopin 86 Second Best - DH Lawrence 87 El Verdugo - Honore de Balzac 88 The Story of an Hour - Kate Chopin 89 The Man of No Account - Bret Hart 90 The Piece of String - Guy De Maupassant ©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Murmurs: Crack in Reality: A BBC Radio Immersive drama collection Audiobook

Murmurs: Crack in Reality: A BBC Radio Immersive drama collection

Ten mind-altering tales from some of the best new drama writers There's a crack in reality. Our world has brushed up against another, and something is breaking through. Ordinary people are experiencing strange disruptions, as inexplicable events and bizarre elements from the other side start to interfere with their lives... A ghost soldier embarks on a time-travelling mission. A homeless woman discovers a portal to a parallel universe. A librarian becomes gradually invisible. A queue stretches across the North of England, as people wait years for an answer to one question. And a mother and daughter realise that someone - or something - is listening in on their conversations, and fixing their problems. These are just some of the intimate, immersive stories in this collection; all set in the same shared universe, and including seven standalones and one three-part drama. With echoes of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror, Murmurs mixes horror, sci-fi and fantasy to gripping effect. Told through phone calls, answerphone messages, radio broadcasts, voice notes and other 'found recordings', and enhanced by an eerie, otherworldly soundscape, it will intrigue, disturb, disorientate and burrow deep under your skin. But don't be alarmed - just listen to the murmurs... Among the casts are Peter Bankole (Peaky Blinders), Abra Thompson (This Country), Camille Coduri (King Gary), Valene Kane (The Fall) and Alex Lawther (The End of the F***ing World). Production credits Music by Mary Epworth A BBC Cymru Wales Production First broadcast on BBC Sounds, 9 January 2021 Over and Out Lieutenant Beaumont - Peter Bankole Kim - Katrina Allen Amira - Helene Maksoud Jimmy - Adam Courting Written by Tom Crowley Directed by David Devereux When We Are Heard (Part 1) Millie - Abra Thompson Beth - Camille Coduri Written by Janina Matthewson Directed by James Robinson Night Jungle Eve - Aimee-Ffion Edwards Alison - Larissa Hope Mr Wensum - Ben Crowe June - Claire Cage Written by Beth Crane Directed by Helen Perry A Miracle Precious - Danielle Vitalis Temi - Doyin Ajiboye Crazy Lady - Janice Acquah The Reporter - Adam Courting Written by Eno Mfon Directed by John Norton When We Are Heard (Part 2) Millie - Abra Thompson Beth - Camille Coduri Written by Janina Matthewson Directed by James Robinson Last Night on Earth Germaine - Georgia Henshaw Detective Blake - Don Gilet Booker - Lloyd Everitt Ryan - Dom Francis Written by Greer Ellison Directed by John Norton Disappearances Mo - Valene Kane Midge - Dylan Llewellyn Midge's Mum - Eiry Thomas Library Technician - Saikat Ahamed Written by Jesse Schwenk Directed by Helen Perry Man's Best Friend Lloyd - Alex Lawther Nadia - Monica Sagar Jacquie - Heather Craney Marco - Lucio Veronesi Police Officers - Adam Courting & Scarlett Courtney Written by Robert Valentine Directed by John Norton The Queue Elena - Adelle Leonce Bronwyn - Gwyneth Keyworth Neal - Ian Smith Wilkes - Jessica Turner Claire - Laura Christy Carlson - Ikky Elyas Written by Jen and Chris Sugden Directed by David Devereux When We Are Heard (Part 3) Millie - Abra Thompson Beth - Camille Coduri Nurse - Scarlett Courtney Train Announcer - Adam Courting Written by Janina Matthewson Directed by James Robinson ©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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The Housing Lark: Penguin Modern Classics Audiobook

The Housing Lark: Penguin Modern Classics

Author: Sam Selvon Narrator: Don Gilet Release Date: April 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Sitting in his cramped basement room in Brixton, Battersby dreams of money, women, a T-bone steak - and a place to call his own. So he and a group of friends decide to save up and buy a house together. But amid grasping landlords, the temptations of spending money and the less-than-welcoming attitude of the Mother Country, can this motley group of hustlers and schemers, Trinidadians and Jamaicans, men and women make their dreams a reality? 'Irreverent, spirited ... a seriously funny novel' New York Review of Books 'Selvon's meticulously observed narratives of displaced Londoners' lives created a template for how to write about migrant, and postmigrant, London for countless writers who have followed in his wake, including Hanif Kureishi and Zadie Smith' Caryl Phillips © Sam Selvon 1965 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The Edith Wharton BBC Radio Drama Collection Audiobook

The Edith Wharton BBC Radio Drama Collection

BBC radio productions of classic works by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton – plus two bonus documentaries American author Edith Wharton is renowned for her merciless satires of marriage and money, set in the upper-class milieu into which she was born. Included here are a superb selection of her novels, short stories and plays, recorded for BBC Radio – as well as two programmes exploring her life and work. The House of Mirth – Bewitching socialite Lily Bart is hunting for a wealthy husband – but time is running out… Starring June Barrie, Carole Mowlam and Keith Alexander. Madame de Treymes – John Durham's fight for the woman he loves sparks a confrontation with a powerful and devious French family. Starring Anna Massey and Philip Voss. The Reef – Jodhi May, Sian Thomas and Ben Miles star in Edith Wharton’s neglected classic following the complicated love lives of four Americans in France. The Age of Innocence – Recently engaged Newland Archer is drawn to his fiancee's cousin, the exotic, independent Countess Ellen Olenska. Starring Eleanor Bron, Ryan McCluskey and Susan Lynch. The Custom of the Country– Beautiful Undine Spragg arrives in New York, setting her sights on Ralph Marvell. But will he live up to her expectations? Starring Rebecca Night, Dan Stevens and Tom Hollander. Ethan Frome – Trapped in an unhappy marriage, Ethan Frome becomes obsessed with his wife's cousin. Dominic Mafham, Jessica Raine and Laurel Lefkow star in this tragic love story set in rural Massachusetts. The Shadow of a Doubt – Former nurse Kate Derwent carries a terrible secret. Phoebe Fox, Francesca Annis and Paul Ready star in this newly-discovered play from 1901. Great Lives: Edith Wharton – Naomi Wolf joins presenter Matthew Paris to talk about Wharton and her work. In Our Time: Edith Wharton – Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wharton’s novels of America’s Gilded Age. First published 1901 (The Shadow of a Doubt), 1903 (‘The Dilettante’), 1905 (The House of Mirth), 1907 (Madame de Treymes), 1910 (‘Afterward’), 1911 (Ethan Frome), 1912 (The Reef), 1913 (The Custom of the Country), 1920 (The Age of Innocence) Cast and credits Written by Edith Wharton The House of Mirth Narrator – June Barrie Lily Bart – Carole Mowlam Lawrence Selden – Keith Alexander Simon Rosedale – Alexander John Mrs Bertha Dorset – Anne-Marie Davies Judy Trenor – Roberta Hamond Mr Hudson Bart/Van Allstyne– Barry Dennen Mrs Hudson Bart – Jennie Lee Poleworth – Haydn Andrews Percy Gryce – Arril Johnson George Dorset – Paul Maxwell Jack Stepney – Stuart Milligan Carry Fisher – Zhivila Roche Gwen Van Osburgh – Jean Baird Gus Trenor – John Church Gerty Farish – Celia Bannerman Mrs Van Osburgh – Tucker McGuire Mrs Haffen – Thomasine Heiner Mrs Peniston – Margot Lawrence Grace Stepney – Kate Lock Mrs Wellington Bry – Pat Field Ned Silverton/Mr Wellington Bry – Graham Faulkner Lord Hubert – Anthony Hyde Duchess – Pauline Letts Mattie Gormer – Jayne Lloyd Miss Kilroy/Nettie – Judith Morse Miss Haines/Kathleen – Janene Possell Dramatised by Eileen Cullen Directed by Brian Miller First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 21 March-18 April 1981 Madame de Treymes Narrator – Valerie Sarruf Christiane de Treymes – Anna Massey John Durham – Philip Voss Fanny de Malrive – Gwen Humble Mrs Humble – Auriol Smith Nanny – Jane Whittenshaw Katey – Tara Dominick Bessie Boykin – Elizabeth Kelly Elmer Boykin – James Greene Dramatised by John Peacock Directed by Jane Morgan First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 7 September 1990 The Reef Narrator – Sian Thomas George Darrow – Ben Miles Anna – Teresa Gallagher Sophie – Jodhi May Owen – Julian Ovenden Adelaide/Laura – Debora Weston Dramatised by Penny Leicester Produced by Di Speirs First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 27 June-8 July 2005 The Age of Innocence Newland – Ryan McCluskey Ellen– Susan Lynch May – Kellie Bright Catherine – Eleanor Bron Augusta – Lorelei King Adeline – Barbara Barnes Jane– Sarah Goldberg Sillerton – Kerry Shale Julius – Conrad Nelson Lawrence – Martin T Sherman Medora – Margaret Robertson Ned – John Guerrasio Dramatised by Jane Rogers Produced by Nadia Molinari First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 6-13 January 2008 The Custom of the Country Undine Spragg – Rebecca Night Mrs Spragg – Barbara Barnes Mrs Heeny – Lorelei King Abner Spragg/Popple – Jonathan Keeble Peter Van Degen – William Houston Mr Dagonet – Paul McCleary Laura Fairford/Princess Estradina – Provence Maydew Elmer Moffatt – Tom Hollander Ralph Marvell – Dan Stevens Mabel Lipscombe – Tessa Nicholson Clare Van Degen – Lucy Gaskell Raymond de Chelles – Joseph Kloska Marquise de Chelles – Olwen May Paul – Daniel Rogers Dramatised by Jane Rogers Produced by Nadia Molinari First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 3-17 January 2010 Ethan Frome Ethan Frome – Dominic Mafham Mattie – Jessica Raine Zeena – Laurel Lefkow Denis Eady –Christopher Webster Post Mistress – Adjoa Andoh Andrew Hale – Paul Moriarty Edith Wharton – Fenella Woolgar Jotham Powell – Adam Billington Denis Eady – Christopher Webster Widow Homan – Victoria Inez Hardy Mrs Hale – Tracy Wiles Dramatised by Lin Coghlan Produced by Sally Avens First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 16-20 January 2012 The Shadow of a Doubt Kate Derwent – Phoebe Fox John Derwent – Paul Ready Sylvia Derwent – Rosie Boore Lord Osterleigh – David Horovitch Lady Uske – Francesca Annis Dr Carruthers – Don Gilet Clodagh Nevil – Alexandra Constantinidi Bobby Mazaret – Cameron Percival Footman – Lewis Bray Mrs Fullerton – Emma Handy Introduced by Laura Rattray, Reader in American Studies, University of Glasgow Dramatised by Melissa Murray Directed by Emma Harding First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 28 October 2018 Great Lives: Edith Wharton Presented by Matthew Paris With Naomi Wolf, Janet Beer and Avril Horner Produced by Jolyon Jenkins First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 25 September 2012 In Our Time: Edith Wharton Presented by Melvyn Bragg With Dame Hermione Lee, Bridget Bennett and Laura Rattray Produced by Simon Tillotson First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 4 October 2018

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Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing: The Complete Series 1-3 Audiobook

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing: The Complete Series 1-3

Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing tells the story of young, up-and-coming comedian Nathan Caton, who becomes the first in his family to graduate from University - only to opt for a career in comedy - much to his family's annoyance who want him to get a 'proper job' using his architecture degree. Can Nathan persuade his family to support his career choice? Janet a.k.a. Mum is probably the kindest and most lenient of the disappointed family members. At the end of the day she just wants the best for her son. However, she'd also love to brag and show her son off to her friends, but with Nathan only telling jokes for a living that's kind of hard to do. Martin a.k.a. Dad works in the construction industry and was looking forward to his son joining him to work together in the same field. But now Nathan has blown that dream out of the window Martin feels he has to get Nathan back into getting a real job. Grandma cannot believe Nathan turned down architecture for comedy. She didn't leave the paradise in the West Indies and came to the freezing United Kingdom for a better life so that her grandson could 'tell jokes!' How can her grandson go on stage and use foul language and filthy material... it's not the good Christian way! So with all this going on in the household what will Nathan do? Will he persevere and follow his dreams? Or will he give in to his family's interference? Or will he finally leave home?! This is the complete collection containing all three series - each episode is designed to show the criticism, interference and rollercoaster ride that Nathan endures from his family as he pursues his career against their wishes. The series is a mix of Nathan's stand-up intercut with scenes from his family life. Starring Nathan Caton as Nathan, Can't Tell Nathan Caton Nothing also stars Mona Hammond, Adjoa Andoh, Curtis Walker and Don Gilét. Written by: Nathan Caton Additional material by: Ola and Maff Brown Script Editor: James Kettle Producer: Katie Tyrrell.

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China Towns: Based on the Five Towns Novels: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations Audiobook

China Towns: Based on the Five Towns Novels: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations

Author: Arnold Bennett Narrator: , Don Gilet, Kate O'flynn, Neil Dudgeon, Rebekah Staton, Tim Mcinnerny Release Date: September 2019

Neil Dudgeon and Tim McInnerny star in this epic tale of money, passion and defiance, inspired by the 'Five Towns' novels of Arnold Bennett In this radical reinterpretation of Arnold Bennett's classic novels set in the Staffordshire potteries, it's the 19th Century and the Industrial Revolution is at full throttle. Only the ruthless thrive in this uncompromising world - and Ephraim Tellwright and Darius Clayhanger are both determined to succeed. From humble beginnings, these two self-made men have risen to become wealthy and powerful. Now, they hold the fate of the Five Towns in their hands, passing judgement on those who put the prosperity and reputation of their community at risk... Over 11 hours and almost 40 years, we follow them, their descendants and the inhabitants of Bursley and the Five Towns, as individuals rise, fall, flourish, age and see the world around them become unrecognisable, transformed by new technology. Fortunes are lost, hearts broken, empires built and compromises made. These tales of aspiration and passion, damage and danger are told with Bennett's forensic eye for human psychology and a surprising degree of witty comedy, and feature a star cast including Emma Cunniffe, Kate O'Flynn, Don Gilet and Rebekah Staton.

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Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully  Series 1 Audiobook

Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully Series 1

All four episodes, plus the pilot episode, of the BBC Radio sitcom about an alien invasion of a small village. The episodes are Taking Overs, Minimum Volume, Power Block and Little Green Lights. Welcome to Our Village, Please Invade Carefully is written by Eddie Robson (That Mitchell and Webb Sound, Newsjack), and stars Hattie Morahan (Outnumbered, Critic's Circle & Evening Standard Theatre Awards Best Actress), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing, The Hour), Jan Francis (Just Good Friends, Emmerdale), Peter Davison (Dr Who, A Very Peculiar Practice), Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones), John-Luke Roberts (Spats, BBC Three Live At The Fringe), as well as Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff), Dave Lamb (Horrible Histories, Come Dine With Me) and Don Gilet (EastEnders, The Line of Beauty).

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NW: A Novel Audiobook

NW: A Novel

Author: Zadie Smith Narrator: Don Gilet, Karen Bryson Release Date: September 2012

A new novel from Zadie Smith, set in Northwest London. Somewhere in Northwest London stands Caldwell housing estate, relic of 70s urban planning. Five identical blocks, deliberately named: Hobbes, Smith, Bentham, Locke, and Russell. If you grew up here, the plan was to get out and get on, to something bigger, better. Thirty years later ex-Caldwell kids Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan have all made it out, with varying degrees of succes-whatever that means. Living only streets apart, they occupy separate worlds and navigate an atomized city where few wish to be their neighbor's keeper. Then one April afternoon a stranger comes to Leah's door seeking help, disturbing the peace, and forcing Leah out of her isolation. . . From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, in this delicate, devastating novel of encounters, the main streets hide the back alleys, and taking the high road can sometimes lead to a dead end. Zadie Smith's NW brilliantly depicts the modern urban zone-familiar to city dwellers everywhere-in a tragicomic novel as mercurial as the city itself.

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NW Audiobook


Author: Zadie Smith Narrator: Don Gilet, Karen Bryson Release Date: September 2012

North West London comes vividly to life in NW, the new novel by the author of the bestselling White Teeth and Man Booker-shortlisted On Beauty. This is the story of a city. The north-west corner of a city. Here you'll find guests and hosts, those with power and those without it, people who live somewhere special and others who live nowhere at all. And many people in between. Every city is like this. Cheek-by-jowl living. Separate worlds. And then there are the visitations: the rare times a stranger crosses a threshold without permission or warning, causing a disruption in the whole system. Like the April afternoon a woman came to Leah Hanwell's door, seeking help, disturbing the peace, forcing Leah out of her isolation . . . Zadie Smith's brilliant tragi-comic new novel follows four Londoners - Leah, Natalie, Felix and Nathan - as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end. Depicting the modern urban zone - familiar to town-dwellers everywhere - Zadie Smith's NW is a quietly devastating novel of encounters, mercurial and vital, like the city itself. 'Undeniably brilliant . . . rush out and buy this book before the summer is out' Observer 'Intensely funny, richly varied, always unexpected. A joyous, optimistic, angry masterpiece. No better English novel will be published this year' Philip Hensher, Daily Telegraph 'A hilarious and lyrical love letter to north-west London . . . Like Dickens, Smith not only has a playwright's gift for dialogue, she also employs a powerful social outrage with great humour to create thrilling works of literary fiction. This is a very big book' Sunday Telegraph 'A novel all about roots . . . darkly brilliant' Sunday Times 'A master class in freestyle fiction writing. Smith mashes up voices and vignettes, poetry and instant messaging, bedroom preferences and murder, and keeps it all from collapsing into incoherent mush with deft, dry wit. Smith defines characters worth reading' Newsday 'A tour-de-force . . . inventive, stimulating and poignant' Scotland on Sunday 'Her dialogue sings and soars; terse, packed and sassy. Smith is simply wonderful: Dickens's legitimate daughter' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'A marvelously accomplished work, perhaps her most polished yet' Salon 'Absolutely brilliant . . . So electrically authentic, it reads like surveillance transcripts' Lev Grossman, TIME Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. She is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man and On Beauty, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She is also the author of a collection of essays, Changing My Mind, and the editor of The Book of Other People.

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Getting To Zero: A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation Audiobook

Getting To Zero: A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation

With George Monbiot, Paul Allen and Peter Harper. Have you got what it takes to get to zero carbon? Our expert panel set one average family the task of eliminating their carbon footprint... and living with the consequences. Originally broadcast in March 2009. Starring Kate Ashfield, Don Gilet, Poppy Lee Friar, Ryan Watson, Malcolm Tierney, Jonathan Tafler, Janice Acquah, and Stephen Hogan. Producer/Director: Jonquil Panting.

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