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Audiobooks Narrated by John Sackville

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  1. The Final Twist Audiobook The Final Twist
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  2. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War Audiobook The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
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  3. Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking Audiobook Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
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  4. Win at Work and Succeed at Life: 5 Principles to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork Audiobook Win at Work and Succeed at Life: 5 Principles to Free Yourself from the Cult of Overwork
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  5. Left You Dead Audiobook Left You Dead
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  6. Protector: The epic new adventure through the battlefields of ancient Greece Audiobook Protector: The epic new adventure through the battlefields of ancient Greece
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  7. Because of You: The instant Sunday Times bestseller 2020 Audiobook Because of You: The instant Sunday Times bestseller 2020
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  8. The Wife Who Got a Life Audiobook The Wife Who Got a Life
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  9. Covet Audiobook Covet
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  10. The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World Audiobook The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World
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On Wanting to Change Audiobook

On Wanting to Change

Author: Adam Phillips Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: March 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. From the UK's foremost literary psychoanalyst, a dazzling new book on the universal urge to change our lives. We live in a world in which we are invited to change - to become our best selves, through politics, or fitness, or diet, or therapy. We change all the time - growing older and older - and how we think about change changes over time too. We want to think of our lives as progress myths - as narratives of positive personal growth - at the same time as we inevitably age and suffer setbacks. So there are the stories we tell about change, and there are the changes we actually make - and they don't always go, or come, together . . . This sparkling book is about that fact. © Adam Phillips 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins Audiobook

The World Before Us: How Science is Revealing a New Story of Our Human Origins

Author: Tom Higham Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: March 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. 50,000 years ago, we were not the only species of human in the world. There were at least four others, including the Neanderthals, Homo floresiensis, Homo luzonesis and the Denisovans. At the forefront of the latter's ground-breaking discovery was Oxford Professor Tom Higham. In The World Before Us, he explains the scientific and technological advancements - in radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, for example - that allowed each of these discoveries to be made, enabling us to be more accurate in our predictions about not just how long ago these other humans lived, but how they lived, interacted and live on in our genes today. This is the story of us, told for the first time with its full cast of characters. © Tom Higham 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Modern Spirituality: A Practical Guide to the Heart of Mindfulness, Meditation, and the Art of Heali Audiobook

Modern Spirituality: A Practical Guide to the Heart of Mindfulness, Meditation, and the Art of Heali

Author: Benjamin Decker Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: February 2021

Connect with your higher nature--a practical guide to universal spirituality A spiritual awakening is taking place around the globe--and you can be a part of it. Discover a new expression of faith at the crossroads of world traditions with Modern Spirituality. This inclusive guide is full of everyday applications for spiritual concepts like mindfulness, karma, and your higher nature--helping equip you on the journey to a more meaningful, fulfilling life. Build your personal practice by tapping into key principles of spirituality while cultivating positivity, power, and purpose. Explore exercises to help you activate the ideas and skills you're learning--all supported by modern psychological and scientific understanding. It's time to embark down the path of healing and growth. In Modern Spirituality, you'll find: Accessible spirituality--Learn seven core principles and delve into approachable practices like mindfulness, yoga, and prayer with this easy-to-follow guide. Eye-opening exercises--Discover guided meditations, mind-body exercises, journal prompts, and other effective tools for spiritual and psychological growth. All are welcome--No matter where you are in your journey of spirituality, or whether you have a religious background, you can draw from these lessons and find support. With a blend of proven techniques and traditional principles, Modern Spirituality is your practical guide to a modern spiritual practice.

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The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources Audiobook

The World for Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources

Author: Jack Farchy, Javier Blas Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: February 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Meet the traders who supply the world with oil, metal and food - no matter how corrupt, war-torn or famine-stricken the source. 'This jaw-dropping study shows how much money and global influence is concentrated in the hands of a tiny group . . . As the authors roam from oilfield to wheatfield, they reveal information so staggering you almost gasp.' SUNDAY TIMES 'Fascinating and revealing . . . A gripping book.' ECONOMIST 'The definitive, eye-opening story of the most powerful and secretive traders in the world.' BRADLEY HOPE, co-author of Billion Dollar Whale The modern world is built on commodities - from the oil that fuels our cars to the metals that power our smartphones. We rarely stop to consider where they come from. But we should. In The World for Sale, two leading journalists lift the lid on one of the least scrutinised corners of the economy: the workings of the billionaire commodity traders who buy, hoard and sell the earth's resources. It is the story of how a handful of swashbuckling businessmen became indispensable cogs in global markets: enabling an enormous expansion in international trade, and connecting resource-rich countries - no matter how corrupt or war-torn - with the world's financial centres. And it is the story of how some traders acquired untold political power, right under the noses of Western regulators and politicians - helping Saddam Hussein to sell his oil, fuelling the Libyan rebel army during the Arab Spring, and funnelling cash to Vladimir Putin's Kremlin in spite of strict sanctions. The result is an eye-opening tour through the wildest frontiers of the global economy, as well as a revelatory guide to how capitalism really works. A Financial Times Best Read of 2021. 'Blas and Farchy shine light on what's long been the financial markets' darkest corner - the crucial, yet underappreciated, role commodity traders play in global finance and geopolitics . . . The World For Sale is a fascinating, eye-opening read.' GREGORY ZUCKERMAN, author of The Man Who Solved the Market 'The World for Sale draws back the covers on a sector where civil wars, dubious regimes and the collapse of states have often been just another business opportunity . . . Intriguing and, at times, alarming.' HELEN THOMAS, Business Editor, BBC Newsnight 'Javier Blas and Jack Farchy should be awaiting the call from Hollywood. The World for Sale contains at least half a dozen narrative threads that would form the basis of a good thriller. But the authors' main achievement is to subject the biggest commodity players, and their impact on the real world, to proper critical scrutiny.' REUTERS 'A remarkable book . . . The colour is fantastic . . . Tracking down some of the biggest names in the business to their German castles and stud farms and persuading them to talk is a rare scoop.' SUNDAY TIMES 'Javier Blas and Jack Farchy deftly peel back the curtain on the amoral swashbucklers of capitalism who trade in commodities . . . The World for Sale is a gripping account of how they achieved their stranglehold over the world economy, and their troubling influence on global politics.' BRAD STONE, author of The Everything Store © Javier Blas, Jack Farchy 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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How to Solve a Murder: True Stories from a Life in Forensic Medicine Audiobook

How to Solve a Murder: True Stories from a Life in Forensic Medicine

Author: Derek Tremain, Pauline Tremain Narrator: John Sackville, Kim Hicks Release Date: January 2021

As gripping as it is gruesome, How to Solve a Murder is a fascinating insight into the career of a pathologist told by experts in the field. Includes a foreword from Dr Richard Shepherd, bestselling author of Unnatural Causes. FRACTURED SKULLS. GAS MASKS. BRAIN BUCKETS. VATS OF ACID. PICKLED BODY PARTS. Not the usual tools of trade, but for Chief Forensic Medical Scientist Derek and Forensic Secretary Pauline they were just part of a normal day in the office inside the world-famous Department of Forensic Medicine at Guy’s Hospital in London. Derek has played a pivotal role in investigating some of the UK’s most high-profile mass disasters and murder cases. Derek’s innovative work on murder cases, in particular, has seen him credited as a pioneer of forensic medical science, after developing ground-breaking techniques that make it easier to secure a conviction and also identify a serial killer. Warmly recalled and brilliantly told, these intriguing revelations will open your eyes to the dark world inhabited by those who investigate death and murder (typically most horrid), and unveil the secrets of how each case is solved.

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Complete Stories Audiobook

Complete Stories

Author: Kingsley Amis Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: December 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. The short stories of Kingsley Amis - the great master of post-war comic prose - are dark, playful, moving, surprising and extremely funny. This definitive collection gathers all Amis's short fiction in a single volume for the first time and encompasses five decades of storytelling. In 'The 2003 Claret', written in 1958, a time machine is invented for the weighty task of sending a man to 2010 to discover what the booze will taste like. In 'Boris and the Colonel' a Cambridge spy is unearthed in the sleepy English countryside with the help of a plucky horse, while In 'Mason's Life' two men meet inside their respective dreams. The collection spans many genres, offering ingenious alternative histories, mystery and horror, satirical reflections and a devilishly funny attacks. Amis's stories reveal the scope of his imagination and the warmth beneath his acerbic humour, and they all share the unmistakable style and wit of one of Britain's best loved writers. © Kingsley Amis 2011 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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That Uncertain Feeling Audiobook

That Uncertain Feeling

Author: Kingsley Amis Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: December 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Competition is stiff for the position of sub-librarian in Aberdarcy Library. For John Lewis, the situation is complicated by the attentions of daunting and desirable village socialite, Elizabeth Gruffyd-Williams, who is married to a member of the local Council. Pursuing an affair with her whilst keeping his job prospects alive is John's predicament, as he finds himself running down Welsh country lanes at midnight in a wig and dress, resisting the advances of local drunks and suffering the long speeches of a 'nut-faced' clergyman. At times tenderly satirical and at times riotously slap-stick, Amis sends up an array of rural stereotypes in this story about a man who doesn't know what he wants. © Kingsley Amis 2013 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Stanley And The Women Audiobook

Stanley And The Women

Author: Kingsley Amis Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: December 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Just when Stanley Duke thinks it safe to sink into middle age, his son goes insane. As if that wasn't terrible enough, Stanley finds himself beset on all sides by women - neurotic, cantankerous, half-baked or just plain capricious. As one by one they gnaw away at his composure, Stanley wonders whether insanity is not something with which all women are intimately acquainted. © Kinglsey Amis 1984 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The King's English Audiobook

The King's English

Author: Kingsley Amis Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: December 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. The King's English is Kingsley Amis's authoritative and witty guide to the use and abuse of the English language. A scourge of illiteracy and a thorn in the side of pretension, Amis provides indispensable advice about the linguistic blunders and barbarities that lie in wait for us, from danglers, four-letter words to jargon and even Welsh rarebit. If you have ever wondered whether it's acceptable to start a sentence with 'and', to boldly split an infinitive, or to cross your sevens in the French style, Amis has the answer - or a trenchant opinion. By turns reflective, acerbic and provocative, The King's English is for anyone who cares about how the English language is used. © Kingsley Amis 2011 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World War Audiobook

Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World War

Author: Laurence Rees Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: October 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. The bestselling historian on the dramatic wartime relationship - and shocking similarities - between two tyrants This compelling book on Hitler and Stalin - the culmination of thirty years' work - examines the two tyrants during the Second World War, when Germany and the Soviet Union fought the biggest and bloodiest war in history. Yet despite the fact they were bitter opponents, Laurence Rees shows that Hitler and Stalin were, to a large extent, different sides of the same coin. Hitler's charismatic leadership may contrast with Stalin's regimented rule by fear; and his intransigence later in the war may contrast with Stalin's change in behaviour in response to events. But at a macro level, both were prepared to create undreamt-of suffering, destroy individual liberty and twist facts in order to build the utopias they wanted, and while Hitler's creation of the Holocaust remains a singular crime, Rees shows why we must not forget that Stalin committed a series of atrocities at the same time. Using previously unpublished, startling eyewitness testimony from soldiers of the Red Army and Wehrmacht, civilians who suffered during the conflict and those who knew both men personally, bestselling historian Laurence Rees - probably the only person alive who has met Germans who worked for Hitler and Russians who worked for Stalin - challenges long-held popular misconceptions about two of the most important figures in history. This is a master work from one of our finest historians. 'Laurence Rees brilliantly combines powerful eye-witness testimony, vivid narrative and compelling analysis in this superb account of how two terrible dictators led their countries in the most destructive and inhumane war in history' Professor Sir Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler - Hubris and Hitler - Nemesis © Laurence Rees 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Armadillo Audiobook

Armadillo

Author: William Boyd Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: October 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. One winter morning, Lorimer Black - young, good-looking, but with a somewhat troubled expression - goes to keep a perfectly routine business appointment and finds a hanged man. A bad start to the day, by anyone's standards, and an ominous portent. For Lorimer works in the only-slightly corrupt business of financial adjusting, and he is about to learn that it is much uglier - and even more crooked - than he ever imagined. Suddenly, he's being unfairly blamed for all kinds of irregularities. Next, his life is threatened. And, lastly, he's coming to realise that the life he has led till now - the one someone wants to rub out - is one big fat lie . . . 'Marvellously paced and ingeniously plotted. A real page-turner' Observer 'A joy to read: easy to get into, addictively plotted and beautifully written' Daily Mail 'A novel that is truly comic, and, like all true comedy, also disturbing' Scotsman 'A pleasure to read' Independent on Sunday © William Boyd 1998 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Metropolis: A History of Humankind's Greatest Invention Audiobook

Metropolis: A History of Humankind's Greatest Invention

Author: Ben Wilson Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: September 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. A dazzling, globe-spanning history of humankind's greatest invention: the city. From its earliest incarnations 7,000 years ago to the megalopolises of today, the story of the city is the story of civilisation. Although cities have only ever been inhabited by a tiny minority of humanity, the heat they generate has sparked most of our political, social, commercial, scientific and artistic revolutions. It is these world-changing, epoch-defining moments that are the focus of Ben Wilson's book, as he takes us on a thrilling global tour of the key metropolises of history, from Urk, Athens, Alexandria and Rome, to Baghdad, Lübeck and Venice, to Lisbon, Amsterdam, London, Paris, New York, LA, Shanghai and Lagos. Managing and re-imagining the city is already one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century. With over half the world's population now living in cities, and with the cosmopolitanism of the major world metropolises under attack from revived nationalism and hostility to globalisation, it has never been more important to understand cities and the role they have played in making us who we are. Rich with individual characters, scenes and snapshots of daily life, Metropolis combines scholarship and storytelling in a terrifically engaging, stylishly written history of the world through an urban lens. © Ben Wilson 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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