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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
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How to Save a Life Audiobook

How to Save a Life

Author: S.D. Robertson Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: June 2020

‘A heartwarming and thought-provoking story of grief, redemption and reinvention in our modern world.’ Imogen Clark, bestselling author of Where The Story Starts You can’t have a rainbow, without a little rain… When a stranger saves Luke’s life, he knows he’s been given a second chance. He’s going to make it count – and, determined to live each day to its fullest, he starts by saying yes to everything life has to offer. Slowly but surely, Luke learns that a little bit of blue-sky thinking can go a long way, and things start to look up. But when Luke’s new resolve is tested, will he return to his old ways? Or can one fateful moment truly save a life? A life-affirming story about a man who is given a second chance, perfect for fans of Mike Gayle and Imogen Clark.

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A Short History of World War II Audiobook

A Short History of World War II

Author: Dk Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: May 2020

Listen to the definitive narrative history of the people, politics, and events of the Second World War - the conflict that shaped the modern world. From the build-up to the fighting, through to the reverberations still felt in the aftermath, this is a compelling, accessible, and immediate history of the war, perhaps the most complex, frightening, and destructive event in world history. Discover how deep-seated local fears and hatreds escalated into one vast global conflict that was fought out to the bitter end - from the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to Pearl Harbour, the D-Day landings, and Hiroshima. And find out how key battles, political and economic forces, individual leaders, and technological advances influenced the course of the war. Packed with fascinating facts and unforgettable first-person accounts, A Short History of World War II is a uniquely accessible account of history's most devastating conflict. © 2020 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2020 DK Audio

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Metamorphoses: Penguin Classics Audiobook

Metamorphoses: Penguin Classics

Author: Ovid Narrator: David Raeburn, John Sackville, Martin Jarvis, Maya Saroya Release Date: April 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by award-winning voice actor Martin Jarvis OBE, as well as John Sackville, Maya Saroya and the translator of this edition, David Raeburn. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Denis Feeney. Ovid's sensuous and witty poetry brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation - often as a result of love or lust - where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Ovid interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy. Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes. (c) 2004, David Raeburn (P) 2019 Penguin Audio

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The Dalai Lama: The Biography Audiobook

The Dalai Lama: The Biography

Author: Alexander Norman Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: February 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. 'Alexander Norman knows the Dalai Lama probably better than any Englishman alive' Spectator AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE. The Dalai Lama’s message of peace and compassion resonates with people of all faiths and none. Yet, for all his worldwide fame, he remains personally elusive. Now, Alexander Norman, acclaimed Oxford-trained scholar of the history of Tibet, delivers the definitive biography—unique, multi-layered, and at times even shocking. The Dalai Lama illuminates an astonishing odyssey from isolated Tibetan village to worldwide standing as spiritual and political leader of one of the world’s most profound and complex cultural traditions. Norman reveals that, while the Dalai Lama has never been comfortable with his political position, he has been a canny player—at one time CIA-backed—who has maneuvered amidst pervasive violence, including placing himself at the center of a dangerous Buddhist schism. Yet even more surprising than the political, Norman convinces, is the Dalai Lama’s astonishing spiritual practice, rooted in magic, vision, and prophecy—details of which are illuminated in this book for the first time. A revelatory life story of one of today’s most radical, charismatic, and beloved world leaders. © Alexander Norman 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Armadale Audiobook

Armadale

Author: Wilkie Collins Narrator: David Rintoul, John Sackville, Lucy Scott, Nicholas Boulton, Rachel Atkins Release Date: February 2020

Two young men linked by a familial murder mystery, a beautiful yet wicked governess who spins a web of deceit, and five individuals named Allan Armadale: Wilkie Collins’s follow-up to The Woman in White and No Name is an innovative take on mistaken identity, the nature of evil and the dark underbelly of Victorian England. The story concerns two distant cousins, both named Allan Armadale, and the impact of a family tragedy, which makes one of them a target of the murderous Lydia Gwilt, a vicious and malevolent charmer determined to get her hands on the Armadale fortune. Will the real Allan Armadale be revealed, and will he survive the plot against his life?

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Why We Eat (Too Much): The New Science of Appetite Audiobook

Why We Eat (Too Much): The New Science of Appetite

Author: Andrew Jenkinson Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: January 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Articulate, clear, a joy to read, this is a book that really needed written' Joanna Blythman, author of Swallow This 'Highly persuasive ... a radical approach to weight' Sunday Times A practical, accessible guide to understanding the diet myth and the secret to lasting weight loss. For over two decades, weight loss surgeon Dr Andrew Jenkinson has treated thousands of people who have become trapped in the endless cycle of dieting. Why We Eat (Too Much), combines case studies from his practice and the new science of metabolism to illuminate how our appetite really works. Debunking the great myths of the body, and systematically explaining why dieting is counter-productive, this unflinching book investigates every aspect of nutrition. From the difference between good and bad fats to the impact of genes and genetic mutation on our weight and what happens to our hormones long after a diet ends, Dr Jenkinson explores the fields of agriculture, pharma, anthropology and medicine to uncover the truth behind our bad food habits and the escalating obesity crisis. © Dr Andrew Jenkinson 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation Audiobook

Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation

Author: Colin Grant Narrator: Colin Grant, Debra Michaels, John Sackville, Kristin Atherton, Leemore Marriott Release Date: October 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. When Colin Grant was growing up in Luton in the 1960s, he learned not to ask his Jamaican parents why they had emigrated to Britain. 'We're here because we're here,' his father would say. 'You have some place else to go?' But now, seventy years after the arrival of ships such as the Windrush, this generation of pioneers are ready to tell their stories. Homecoming draws on over a hundred first-hand interviews, archival recordings and memoirs by the women and men who came to Britain from the West Indies between the late 1940s and the early 1960s. In their own words, we witness the transition from the optimism of the first post-war arrivals to the race riots of the late 1950s. We hear from nurses in Manchester; bus drivers in Bristol; seamstresses in Birmingham; teachers in Croydon; dockers in Cardiff; inter-racial lovers in High Wycombe, and Carnival Queens in Leeds. These are stories of hope and regret, of triumphs and challenges, brimming with humour, anger and wisdom. Together, they reveal a rich tapestry of Caribbean British lives. Homecoming is an unforgettable portrait of a generation, which brilliantly illuminates an essential and much-misunderstood chapter of our history. (c) 2019, Colin Grant (P) 2019 Penguin Audio

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The Light that Failed: A Reckoning Audiobook

The Light that Failed: A Reckoning

Author: Ivan Krastev, Stephen Holmes Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: October 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. A landmark book that completely transforms our understanding of the crisis of liberalism, from two pre-eminent intellectuals Why did the West, after winning the Cold War, lose its political balance? In the early 1990s, hopes for the eastward spread of liberal democracy were high. And yet the transformation of Eastern European countries gave rise to a bitter repudiation of liberalism itself, not only there but also back in the heartland of the West. In this brilliant work of political psychology, Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes argue that the supposed end of history turned out to be only the beginning of an Age of Imitation. Reckoning with the history of the last thirty years, they show that the most powerful force behind the wave of populist xenophobia that began in Eastern Europe stems from resentment at the post-1989 imperative to become Westernized. Through this prism, the Trump revolution represents an ironic fulfillment of the promise that the nations exiting from communist rule would come to resemble the United States. In a strange twist, Trump has elevated Putin's Russia and Orbán's Hungary into models for the United States. Written by two pre-eminent intellectuals bridging the East/West divide, The Light that Failed is a landmark book that sheds light on the extraordinary history of our Age of Imitation.

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Serotonin Audiobook

Serotonin

Author: Michel Houellebecq Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: September 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. THE MOST IMPORTANT FRENCH BOOK OF THE YEAR 'One cannot be said to be keeping abreast of contemporary literature without reading Houellebecq's work.' Karl Ove Knausgaard, New York Times Dissatisfied and discontent, Florent-Claude Labrouste begrudgingly works as an engineer for the Ministry of Agriculture, and is in a self-imposed dysfunctional relationship with a younger woman. When he discovers her ongoing infidelity, he decides to abandon his life in Paris and return to the Normandy countryside of his youth. There he contemplates lost loves and past happiness as he struggles to embed himself in a world that no longer holds any joy for him. His only relief comes in the form of a pill - white, oval, small. Captorix is a new brand of anti-depressant, recently released for public consumption, which works by altering the brain's release of serotonin. With social unrest intensifying around him, and his own depression deepening, Florent-Claude turns to this new medication in the hope that he will find something to live for. Written by one of the most provocative and prophetic novelists of his generation, Serotonin is at once a devastating story of solitude, longing and individual suffering, and a powerful criticism of modern life. (c) 2019, Michel Houellebecq (P) 2019 Penguin Audio

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The Circadian Code: Lose weight, supercharge your energy and sleep well every night Audiobook

The Circadian Code: Lose weight, supercharge your energy and sleep well every night

Author: Dr Satchin Panda Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: July 2019

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Circadian Code written by Dr Satchin Panda, read by John Sackville. Change your daily routine, transform your health. Circadian rhythms are biological processes or clocks that exist in each one of our cells. Programmed to turn genes on or off at different times of the day or night, they influence every aspect of our health from weight and energy levels through to resistance to disease and infection, and how well we sleep. Now, in The Circadian Code, this new science is revealed, showing that the timings of our day (when we eat, sleep, exercise, work) are more crucial than we ever thought before. And that, most importantly, if your daily schedule is out of sync with your circadian rhythms, you can fix it! Whether you are a shift worker, a frustrated dieter, someone suffering from sleep problems or chronic illness, whatever your health concern, The Circadian Code is the key to unlocking your health. *Downloadable PDF available*

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How to See: A Mindful Buddhist Guide Audiobook

How to See: A Mindful Buddhist Guide

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: July 2019

Penguin presents the audio edition of How to See by Thich Nhat Hanh, read by John Sackville. Truly see yourself How to See is about our misperceptions, how we can gain insight and how mindfulness practices can help us see our real selves. Thich Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion and humour in showing us how to achieve an awakened, more relaxed state of self-awareness so we cn understand ourselves and the world around us. This is a perfect pocket-sized guide to life by the most renowned Zen master in the world, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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How To Fight: A Mindful Buddhist Guide Audiobook

How To Fight: A Mindful Buddhist Guide

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: July 2019

Penguin presents the audio edition of How to Fight by Thich Nhat Hanh, read by John Sackville. Thich Nhat Hanh is the subject of the major documentary Walk With Me narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch 'Thich Nhat Hanh is a holy man...a scholar of immense intellectual capacity' Martin Luther King Learn how to bring love and compassion into an angry situation. Many of us don't know how to handle strong emotions and our distorted perceptions can make us feel angry or filled with despair. Here, 'the father of mindfulness' teaches us to look deeply at the root of our anger. To see clearly, we must calm down. He shows us how, when insight is born, we will be free. How To Fight is a pocket-sized guide to life by one of the best known Zen masters in the world, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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