LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Audiobooks Narrated by Janina Edwards

Browse audiobooks narrated by Janina Edwards, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 2 FREE audiobooks on us

LoveReading Top 10

  1. Me: Elton John Official Autobiography Audiobook Me: Elton John Official Autobiography
    1
  2. Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit T Audiobook Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas: Festive hospital diaries from the author of million-copy hit T
    2
  3. Christmas Shopaholic Audiobook Christmas Shopaholic
    3
  4. The Guilty Mother Audiobook The Guilty Mother
    4
  5. Girl, Woman, Other Audiobook Girl, Woman, Other
    5
  6. Postscript: The sequel to PS, I Love You Audiobook Postscript: The sequel to PS, I Love You
    6
  7. Indulge Audiobook Indulge
    7
  8. Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed Audiobook Shut Up and Listen!: Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed
    8
  9. The Family Upstairs: The Number One bestseller from the author of Then She Was Gone Audiobook The Family Upstairs: The Number One bestseller from the author of Then She Was Gone
    9
  10. The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future Audiobook The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future
    10
Filter
The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games Audiobook

The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games

Author: Ebony Elizabeth Thomas Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: October 2019

Stories provide portals into other worlds, both real and imagined. The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction, but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic, the doors are often barred. This problem lies not only with children's publishing, but also with the television and film executives tasked with adapting these stories into a visual world. When characters of color do appear, they are often marginalized or subjected to violence, reinforcing for audiences that not all lives matter. The Dark Fantastic is an engaging and provocative exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction. Grounded in her experiences as YA novelist, fanfiction writer, and scholar of education, Thomas considers four black girl protagonists from some of the most popular stories of the early twenty-first century: Bonnie Bennett from the CW's The Vampire Diaries, Rue from Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games, Gwen from the BBC's Merlin, and Angelina Johnson from J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter. Analyzing their narratives and audience reactions to them reveals how these characters mirror the violence against black and brown people in our own world.

Show more
Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America Audiobook

Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America

Author: Ayana D. Byrd, Lori L. Tharps Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: September 2019

Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in an attempt to pass as a 'free' person to the 2013 uproar over an Ohio school that banned Afro puffs, the issues surrounding Black hair continue to linger as we move through the twenty-first century. Tying the personal to the political and the popular, Hair Story takes a chronological look at the culture behind the ever-changing state of Black hair-from fifteenth-century Africa to the present-day United States. Hair Story is the book Black Americans can use as a benchmark for tracing a unique aspect of their history, and that people of any background will celebrate as the reference guide for understanding Black hair.

Show more
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 Audiobook

Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65

Author: Taylor Branch Narrator: Janina Edwards, Prentice Onayemi Release Date: August 2019

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch, the second part of his epic trilogy on the American Civil Rights Movement. In the second volume of his three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with Parting the Waters, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Taylor Branch portrays the Civil Rights Movement at its zenith, recounting the climactic struggles as they commanded the national stage.

Show more
Pay Day Audiobook

Pay Day

Author: Reshonda Tate Billingsley, Richelle Denise Narrator: Janina Edwards, Leon Nixon Release Date: August 2019

When the office lotto pool lands the winning ticket for four friends, each will embark on journeys that change their lives forever. After years of stringing her along, Terrance has reluctantly married his longtime girlfriend, Sheray . . . just days before winning the lottery. When the money drives a wedge between them, Sheray leaves and Terrance learns the hard way to be careful what you wish for. Angelique has been overweight since she was young. When she uses some of her winnings to get weight loss surgery, her new body and new attitude get her some new attention, and could cost her the man she loves. After twelve years of marriage, Janine's husband announces that he's leaving her for another woman. When she realizes he could possibly get a portion of her prize, she devises a scheme to keep it from him. But when her plan backfires, will she lose it all? Raquelle's life has just been turned upside down when she's caught embezzling money, which she started doing to support her sick son. With a boss bent on making her pay, Raquelle is facing hard time and about to discover there are some things her lottery winnings can't buy . . . or can they?

Show more
The Lesson: A Novel Audiobook

The Lesson: A Novel

Author: Cadwell Turnbull Narrator: Janina Edwards, Ron Butler Release Date: June 2019

An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the US Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of superadvanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. This has led to a strained relationship between the Ynaa and the local Virgin Islanders and a peace that cannot last. A year after the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witnesses and victims to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson.

Show more
Reasonable Insanity Audiobook

Reasonable Insanity

Author: Cynthia Freeman Gibbs Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: June 2019

More than meets the eye On the outside, clinical psychologist Dr. Olivia C. Maxwell appears to live a life others only dream about. She has a sexy husband, a big house, luxury cars, and two gorgeous children, and she attends all the see-and-be-seen events. To add to the mix, she is beautiful, tall, fit, and intelligent. But what people can't see is that inside, Olivia is living a nightmare. As the only dark-skinned member of her family, Olivia grew up hating the skin she's in and she's spent her life desperately searching for acceptance. It's not long before those deep insecurities sabotage everything she loves. Friends 'til the end . . . After being estranged best friends for ten years, Savvy Menefee is back in Olivia's life. And her reappearance is right on time because Olivia is teetering on the edge. A whirlwind of crazy reactions is leading Olivia into a slow, out-of-control spiral. And Savvy must try to save her friend before destructive impulses leave Olivia in the midst of mayhem and murder.

Show more
The Lion King Audiobook

The Lion King

Author: Disney Press, Elizabeth Rudnick Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: June 2019

EVERYTHING THE LIGHT TOUCHES IS THEIR KINGDOM. When a lion cub named Simba is born, his father, King Mufasa, introduces him to the beautiful Pride Lands he will one day rule. But when Mufasa is killed unexpectedly, young Simba blames himself. Unable to face his family, he runs away, leaving the Pride Lands under the rule of his evil uncle, Scar. Years later, the young prince must make a choice. Will he reclaim his homeland or turn his back on the kingdom in its darkest hour?

Show more
Becoming a Yoga Instructor Audiobook

Becoming a Yoga Instructor

Author: Elizabeth Greenwood Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: May 2019

The must-have book for any yogi or yogini who's curious about taking the next step and becoming a yoga instructor. Choosing a profession begins with imagining yourself in a career. Whether you see yoga as a side gig or your life calling, Becoming a Yoga Instructor is the perfect resource to help you figure out how to get there—and what it'll really be like once you do. Journalist Elizabeth Greenwood has been practicing yoga for over twenty years. Now, she takes you along as she studies with teachers across the country to figure out how these women and men rose to the top of their profession—and how they stay there. In these pages, you'll take a private lesson with Abbie Galvin, a rock star instructor whom other yoga teachers fly around the world to learn from. You'll visit a small business owner as she opens up her very first studio, and meet newbies hustling as they figure out how to stand out from the competition, whether by leading yoga retreats to Costa Rica, helping veterans struggling with PTSD, or teaching classes over YouTube. Bursting with inside information about the yoga industry, and the spiritual, physical, and psychological benefits that daily practice can bring to your life, Becoming a Yoga Instructor is a perfect virtual internship for anyone contemplating turning their love of yoga into a career.

Show more
From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace Audiobook

From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace

Author: Joy L. Wiggins, Kami J. Anderson Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: May 2019

Women are acculturated within systems that encourage them to sabotage one another; this book shows how they can break free of this cultural programming and use whatever privilege and power they have to raise each other up. Joy Wiggins and Kami Anderson advocate that the only way women can successfully support each other is by addressing the varying intersections of our individual power and privileges, particularly focusing on how some privileges are inherited along lines of race, class, sexuality, and geography. When we fully examine how we have power in certain situations and not in others, we start to see where we can lend privilege to create truly inclusive spaces for the historically underrepresented and marginalized. Wiggins and Anderson look at how the dynamics of privilege and power have played out in the history of the feminist movement and identify and break down socialized behaviors and ideologies that trigger implicit bias and microaggressions. And they provide tools to interrupt negative thoughts and actions so women can nurture mutual support and show up as their authentic selves. Each chapter features a dialogue between them reflecting on how issues of race, privilege, and power have played out in their lives and their friendship. The system of patriarchy has created an environment for women to knowingly and unknowingly sabotage each other-it is not inherent in women themselves. This book teaches us how to take an active approach to becoming better allies for each other and by so doing improve our world and end the cycle of injustice.

Show more
My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After Audiobook

My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After

Author: Amanda Fields, Rachel Moritz Narrator: Cassandra Campbell, Janina Edwards Release Date: May 2019

Twenty-one vivid, moving essays on caesarean birth. 'No one talks about C-sections as surgery,' writes SooJin Pate. 'They talk about it as if it's just another way-albeit more convenient way-of giving birth.' The twenty-one essays in My Caesarean add back to the conversation the missing voices of a vast, invisible sisterhood. Robin Schoenthaler reflects: 'A C-section for us meant life.' And yet, women who don't give birth vaginally-by choice or necessity-often feel stigmatized. 'My son's birth was not a test I needed to pass,' writes Sara Bates. 'As if growing a human inside another human for nine months then caring for it the rest of its life isn't enough,' adds Mary Pan, herself a physician. Alongside their personal stories, the writers-decorated novelists, poets, and essayists-address the history of the C-section as well as its risks, social inequities, impact on the body, and psychological aftermath. My Caesarean is a heartfelt meditation, offering much-needed comfort through shared experience.

Show more
The B Corp Handbook, Second Edition: How You Can Use Business as a Force for Good Audiobook

The B Corp Handbook, Second Edition: How You Can Use Business as a Force for Good

Author: Ryan Honeyman, Tiffany Jana Narrator: Janina Edwards Release Date: April 2019

"This book shows how using business as a force for good, not just pursuing short-term profits, can be better for consumers, employees, local communities, the environment, and your company's long-term bottom line." -Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO, Zappos.com, Inc. B Corps are a global movement of more than 2,700 companies in 60 countries-like Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, Kickstarter, Danone North America, and Eileen Fisher-that are using the power of business as a force for good. B Corps have been certified to have met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. This book is the authoritative guide to the what, why, and how of B Corp certification. Coauthors Ryan Honeyman and Dr. Tiffany Jana spoke with the leaders of over 200 B Corps from around the world to get their insights on becoming a Certified B Corp, improving their social and environmental performance, and building a more inclusive economy. The second edition has been completely revised and updated to include a much stronger focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These changes are important because DEI can no longer be a side conversation-it must be a core value for any company that aspires to make money and make a difference. While this book is framed around the B Corp movement, any company, regardless of size, industry, or location, can use the tools contained here to learn how to build a better business. As the authors vividly demonstrate, using business as a force for good can help you attract and retain the best talent, distinguish your company in a crowded market, and increase trust in your brand.

Show more
Beyond the Point: A Novel Audiobook

Beyond the Point: A Novel

Author: Claire Gibson Narrator: Emily Rankin, Janina Edwards, Jayme Mattler Release Date: April 2019

In this powerful debut novel set at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, three women—a nationally-ranked point guard, the granddaughter of an Army general, and a rebellious Homecoming Queen—are brought together in an enthralling story of friendship, heartbreak, and resilience. Duty. Honor. Country. That’s West Point’s motto, and every cadet who passes through its stone gates vows to live it. But on the eve of 9/11, as Dani, Hannah and Avery face four grueling years ahead, they realize they’ll only survive if they do it together. Everyone knows Dani is going places. With athletic talent and a brilliant mind, she navigates West Point’s predominantly male environment with wit and confidence, breaking stereotypes and embracing new friends. Hannah’s grandfather, a legendary Army general, offers a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead, but she moves forward anyway, letting faith guide her path. When she meets her soul mate at West Point, the future looks perfect, just as planned. Wild child Avery moves fast and doesn’t mind breaking a few rules (and hearts) along the way. But she can’t outpace her self-doubt, and the harder she tries, the further it leads her down a treacherous path. The world—of business, of love, and of war—awaits Dani, Hannah, and Avery beyond the gates of West Point. These three women know that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But soon, that adage no longer rings true—for their future, or their friendship. As they’re pulled in different directions, will their hard-forged bond prevail or shatter? Beyond the Point is a heartfelt look at how our closest friends can become our fiercest battle buddies. After all, the greatest battles we fight rarely require a uniform.

Show more