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  1. And Away... Audiobook And Away...
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  2. The Man Who Died Twice Audiobook The Man Who Died Twice
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  3. The Betrayals Audiobook The Betrayals
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  4. Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains Audiobook Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains
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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
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  6. A Touch of Darkness Audiobook A Touch of Darkness
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  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
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  8. Silverview: The Sunday Times Bestseller Audiobook Silverview: The Sunday Times Bestseller
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  9. Flora's Travelling Christmas Shop Audiobook Flora's Travelling Christmas Shop
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  10. The Facilitator, Part 2 Audiobook The Facilitator, Part 2
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George V: Never a Dull Moment Audiobook

George V: Never a Dull Moment

Author: Jane Ridley Narrator: Joanna David Release Date: November 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. The first truly candid portrait of George V and Mary -- the Queen's grandparents and the creators of the modern monarchy The lasting reputation of George V is for dullness. He was a crack shot, and an outstanding stamp collector, but that's about it. The flamboyance and hedonism of his father, Edward VII, defined an era whose influence and magnetism is still felt today. The contrast between the two could hardly be greater. But is that really all there was to King George, a monarch who faced a series of crises thought to be the most testing faced by any twentieth-century British sovereign? As Tommy Lascelles, one of George's most senior advisors, put it: 'He was dull, beyond dispute -- but my God, his reign never had a dull moment.' Jane Ridley is one of very finest royal biographers, celebrated for her immaculate research, highly entertaining style and piercing insights. How this supposedly limited man managed to steer the crown through so many perils and adapt a Victorian institution to the modern world is a great story in itself. But with it comes a riveting portrait of a royal marriage and family life that challenges myths and lets us see George, Mary and their children more fully and clearly than ever before. George V was the Queen's grandfather, and Jane Ridley takes right into the drawing rooms Elizabeth was born into. She brings us a royal family and world not long vanished, and not so far from our own. © Jane Ridley 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China Audiobook

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

Author: Jung Chang Narrator: Joanna David Release Date: October 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that 'One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country', but there was far more to the Soong sisters than these caricatures. As China battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, each sister played an important, sometimes critical role, and left an indelible mark on history. Red Sister, Ching-ling, married Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the Chinese republic, and later became Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister, May-ling, was Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of the pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right. Big Sister, Ei-ling, was Chiang's unofficial main adviser. She made herself one of China's richest women - and her husband Chiang's prime minister. All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory, but also endured constant attacks and mortal danger. They showed great courage and experienced passionate love, as well as despair and heartbreak. The relationship between them was highly charged emotionally, especially once they had embraced opposing political camps and Ching-ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' world. Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a gripping story of love, war, exile, intrigue, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a monumental journey, from Canton to Hawaii and New York, from exiles' quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape the history of twentieth-century China.

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Thursdays in the Park Audiobook

Thursdays in the Park

Author: Hilary Boyd Narrator: Joanna David Release Date: October 2013

Called "a warm and well-written case for love affairs in later life" (Daily Telegraph), Thursdays in the Park was a runaway best-seller in the united Kingdom. Boyd's debut novel is a touching, romantic tale of new attraction and old loyalties. Jeanie is on the brink of turning sixty, and the man she's been married to for more than half of her life has suddenly abandoned the marital bed. When Jeanie's husband George retreats from his conjugal duties, she is deeply hurt and very confused: Has she done something wrong? Is he in love with someone else? Her pained bewilderment turns to anger as he remains unable, or unwilling, to provide answers. The bright spot of Jeanie's week is Thursday, the day she takes her granddaughter to the park. There, one day, she meets Ray--age-appropriate, kind-hearted, easygoing, and downright sexy. In short, he is everything that George is not. As her relationship with Ray begins to blossom and she begins to think that her life might hold in store a bold second act, she begins to wonder if she has the courage to take a step off the precipice of routine and duty and into the swirling winds of romance. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Gracious Lies Audiobook

Gracious Lies

Author: Hilda Lolly Narrator: Joanna David, Ruthanne Reid Release Date: October 2013

Gracious Lies, is a collection of five delightfully unsettling short stories that take a lingering peep behind the net curtains of everyday life, love and marriage. In Hand, Foot & Finger, imperious Leonard and his pale wife Audrey head once again to Aunty Lynne’s West Country guesthouse. Can Audrey endure another week of toil on the beautiful beaches of Weston-super-Mare? The New Mrs Barefoot is en route, but for faithful family retainer, Dobbo, life may never be the same as he discovers his employer’s new wife is not quite the heavenly creature he was expecting. In Lemon, knife-sharp tensions erupt between Claire and husband Trevor, when his reminiscences and red wine consumption look set to ruin a dinner party designed to impress her new boss. While in Upper Rugless, a life of bucolic tranquillity and Victoria sponge is simply not as delightful as it promised to be – as high-spirited Jemima is about to find out. And in Sixty-Six Steps to Mother Gerald and Angela ascend for Christmas lunch. Will it be a case of like mother, like son? And will it be a step too far for the impeccably attired Angela? Peel back the nets and enter, if you dare, the darkly delicious world of Gracious Lies…

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Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Best-Loved Poems Audiobook

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Best-Loved Poems

Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning Narrator: Joanna David, Steven Pacey Release Date: March 2013

Seventy-one poems are included from these two influential poets of nineteenth century England who were also man and wife. The poetry reveals their passion, ideas, and dedication to social causes. This two-CD set offers the listener a convenient way to hear favorite poems of Elizabeth easilyand find the preferred poetry of Robert with maximum accessibility. Included among the poems of Robert are 'Love among the Ruins,' 'Home Thoughts from Abroad,' 'Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister,' 'Abt Vogler,' 'Rabbi Ben Ezra,' and sixteen others. Among Elizabeth's best-loved works are 'Grief,' 'The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point,' 'Casa Guidi Windows,' the forty-four complete Sonnets from the Portuguese, and four others.

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Pride and Prejudice Audiobook

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Joanna David Release Date: December 2012

Penguin Classics presents Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Joanna David. 'No sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she had hardly a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes ... ' When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. Part of a series of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives. Affordable, collectable, quality productions - perfect for on-the-go listening.

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The American Senator: A BBC Radio full cast dramatization Audiobook

The American Senator: A BBC Radio full cast dramatization

Author: Anthony Trollope Narrator: Anna Maxwell-Martin, Joanna David, Robert Glenister Release Date: March 2012

The American Senator By Anthony Trollope. Dramatised by Martyn Wade. Part One: Arabella is determined to keep her engagement to John Morton a secret. Perhaps, there is a more exciting and wealthy husband she might be able to catch. Part Two: Lord Rufford has kissed Arabella twice but she realises that much more needs to be done to win him and his estate. It is now time to tell John Morton she no longer wants to marry him? Part Three: Lord Rufford has run away from Arabella but she hasn't given up hope. She is determined that he will marry her but then she receives some distressing news Starring Robert Glenister, Anna Maxwell Martin, Barbara Flynn, Blake Ritson, Stuart Milligan, Joanna David, Daniel Rabin, Penelope Rawlins, Carl Prekopp, Henry Devas, Elaine Claxton, Joanathan Forbes, Jane Whittenshaw, and Sean Baker. Directed by Tracey Neale.

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The Handmaid's Tale Audiobook

The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood Narrator: Joanna David Release Date: June 2011

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. . . . .

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Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman: A Novel Audiobook

Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman: A Novel

Author: Elizabeth Buchan Narrator: Joanna David Release Date: January 2011

The coming-of-middle-age story a whole generation of women have been waiting for...poised, witty, and emotionally resonant For twenty-five years, Rose Lloyd has juggled marriage, motherhood, and career with remarkable success. It has been a life of family picnics, books and wine, a cherished house, and her own exquisitely designed garden-sunny and comfortable. But then the carefully managed life to which Rose has become accustomed comes crashing down around her when-over the course of a few days-her marriage and her career both fall apart. Can Rose, whose anguish is barely softened by the ministrations of friends and grown children with their own problems, ever start over? Not easily. But it's amazing what prolonged reflection, the slimming effect of a lost appetite, a new slant on independence (and a little Parisian lingerie) will do. Especially when an old flame suddenly reappears. Full of humor, clever insight, and a whimsical sense of the absurd, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman is an irresistible and finely written fantasy for anyone who ever wondered what a certain age would look like from beyond the looking-glass-and who will find it ripe with promise that the best days are yet to come.

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Jane Eyre Audiobook

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte, Charlotte Brontë Narrator: Joanna David Release Date: April 2010

The skilfully abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Charlotte Brontë's best-loved novel, Jane Eyre, read by the actress Joanna David. Jane Eyre is orphaned, bullied and humiliated as a child, but her spirit is never broken. After leaving her harsh boarding school, she finds work as a governess and finally discovers the love that she has always longed for, with the dark and sardonic Mr Rochester. But Rochester has a monstrous secret, concealed in the attic of Thornfield Hall - a secret that threatens to tear them apart.

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Jennie Churchill : Winston's American Mother Audiobook

Jennie Churchill : Winston's American Mother

Author: Anne Sebba Narrator: Joanna David Release Date: August 2008

Anne Sebba, acclaimed for her biography of Mother Teresa, reveals it took an American beauty just three days to land Lord Randolph Churchill. Eight months after the marriage, Lady Jennie bore their son Winston. Using her charms to advance her husband and son, Jennie discreetly seduces 200 or more paramours-including the Prince of Wales.

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Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother Audiobook

Jennie Churchill: Winston's American Mother

Author: Anne Sebba Narrator: Joanna David Release Date: July 2008

After a three-day romance, Brooklyn-born Jennie Jerome married into the British aristocracy to become Lady Randolph Churchill. At a time when women had few freedoms, she was a cornerstone of high society and behind-the-scenes political dynamo. However it was Jennie's love life that marked her out, causing scandal and earning her the epithet 'more panther than woman'. Yet, in many ways, Jennie was deeply loyal to her husband. When he was dying of syphilis she took him on a round-the-world trip to conceal his violence and mania. He returned in a straitjacket with only weeks to live. After Randolph's death her great project became her son, Winston...

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