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  1. People of Abandoned Character Audiobook People of Abandoned Character
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  2. Box 88 Audiobook Box 88
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  3. Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE Audiobook Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE
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  4. A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis Audiobook A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
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  5. Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Audiobook Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
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  6. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future Audiobook A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
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  7. The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Audiobook The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
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  8. The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger Audiobook The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
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  9. Us Three Audiobook Us Three
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  10. Grown-Ups Audiobook Grown-Ups
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The Dig Audiobook

The Dig

Author: John Preston Narrator: Derek Perkins, Fiona Hardingham, Kate Reading, Simon Vance Release Date: September 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. In the long hot summer of 1939 Britain is preparing for war. But on a riverside farm in Suffolk there is excitement of another kind: Mrs Petty, the widowed farmer, has had her hunch proved correct that the strange mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As the dig proceeds against a background of mounting national anxiety, it becomes clear though that this is no ordinary find ... And pretty soon the discovery leads to all kinds of jealousies and tensions. John Preston's recreation of the Sutton Hoo dig - the greatest Anglo-Saxon discovery ever in Britain - brilliantly and comically dramatizes three months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivaly flourished in equal measure © John Preston 2007 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Shadows of Ivory Audiobook

Shadows of Ivory

Author: Bryce O'connor, Tl Greylock Narrator: Kate Reading Release Date: August 2020

An undying king. A relic of rune-carved bronze and ivory flames. A war for powers only a god could fathom. In the centuries since rising up against a cruel, twisted dynasty, the Seven Cities have done much to move past their horrid histories, the memories of ancient monarchs who once fed on the life and blood of their own people. Those with a talent for magic are no longer hounded and slain. The lands beyond the Cities are safe, spared the atrocities the Alescuans once wrought upon them. For 300 years, there has been peace. Then Eska de Caraval, head of the prestigious Firenzia Company, finds herself framed for murder. Soon hunted for the strange bronze disc she most certainly did not steal, Eska is forced to pit both wit and blade against all manner of adversaries who would eagerly see her dead. An assassin in the shadows. A monster in the deep. A rival looking to burn her alive. From sword and fang and flame Eska must defend herself, struggling all the while to prove her innocence and unravel the mysteries of a dangerous artifact. But unbeknownst to Eska and her enemies, the cruelest of those tyrants of old is stirring in his grave.

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A Conjuring of Light: A Darker Shade of Magic Book 3 Audiobook

A Conjuring of Light: A Darker Shade of Magic Book 3

Author: V.E. Schwab Narrator: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer Release Date: July 2020

Witness the fate of beloved heroes and notorious foes in the heart-stopping conclusion to V.E. Schwab's New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic trilogy. The precarious equilibrium among the four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise. Kell begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. Meanwhile, an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown and a fallen hero is desperate to save a decaying world... "A Darker Shade of Magic is smart, funny and sexy ... and Schwab keeps the excitement coming with roller-coaster plot twists that establish her as, perhaps, the natural successor to Diana Wynne Jones's contemporary fantasy crown." - THE INDEPENDENT

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A Gathering of Shadows: Darker Shade of Magic Book 2 Audiobook

A Gathering of Shadows: Darker Shade of Magic Book 2

Author: V.E. Schwab Narrator: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer Release Date: July 2020

From #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab, comes the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic - A Gathering of Shadows! Kell is plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, he is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila. As Red London prepares for the Element Games - an extravagant international competition of magic - a certain pirate ship draws closer. But another London is coming back to life, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning. Black London has risen again - and so to keep magic's balance, another London must fall. 'Addictive and immersive, A Gathering of Shadows cements this series as a must-read.' --Entertainment Weekly

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Queen Victoria Audiobook

Queen Victoria

Author: Lytton Strachey Narrator: Kate Reading Release Date: July 2020

“The girl, the wife, the aged woman, were the same: vitality, conscientiousness, pride, and simplicity were hers to the latest hour.” A remarkably fresh and engaging account of Britain’s long-reigning monarch, Queen Victoria, who ascended to the throne at eighteen, in 1837, and died in 1901. Lytton Strachey captures her essential spirit in concise and elegant prose, with an eye and an ear keenly attuned to human nature, and its foibles. The portraits he draws of Victoria’s husband, Albert, her family members, and the procession of Prime Ministers, beginning with her beloved Lord M, are vivid and trenchant. Written only twenty years after her death, this biography exemplifies the emergence of modern thought from the Victorian Era.

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Yours, Lise - Letters from the exile of Lise Meitner, physicist Audiobook

Yours, Lise - Letters from the exile of Lise Meitner, physicist

Der Roman, in dem der Schauspieler Gustaf Gründgens eine zentrale Rolle als die Romanfigur Hendrik Höfgen spielt, zählt neben dem Tschaikowsky-Roman Symphonie Pathétique und dem Emigranten-Roman Der Vulkan zu Klaus Manns drei bedeutendsten Romanen. In Mephisto wird die Geschichte des Schauspielers Hendrik Höfgen im Zeitraum 1926 bis zum Jahre 1936 erzählt. Höfgen, der sich erst spät während der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus mit den Machthabern arrangiert und so zum Intendanten am Berliner Staatstheater ernannt wurde, flüchtet zunächst vor seinen zukünftigen Freunden nach Paris. Aufgrund seiner 'kulturbolschewistischen' Vergangenheit hat er Angst vor einer Verfolgung. Doch er stellt fest, dass er bereits einen Teil seiner 'echten' Freunde verloren hat. Zurück in Berlin, kann er Lotte Lindenthal für sich gewinnen, die Frau des Fliegergenerals. Dieser hält selbst große Stücke auf 'seinen' Höfgen, seinen Spielball. Als leidenschaftlicher Schauspieler, dem die Rolle des Mephisto in Goethes Faust I wie auf den Leib geschnitten ist, erkennt der Opportunist Höfgen zu spät, dass er tatsächlich einen Pakt mit dem Teufel - dem Mephistopheles - geschlossen hat. Er ist zu einem 'Affen der Macht' geworden, zu einem 'Clown zur Zerstreuung der Mörder'. Er verliert die humanen Werte und teilt nun die Auffassungen des Regimes.

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Flames in the Field: The Story of Four SOE Agents in Occupied France Audiobook

Flames in the Field: The Story of Four SOE Agents in Occupied France

Author: Rita Kramer Narrator: Kate Reading Release Date: May 2020

This is the true story of four brave women secretly sent into the darkness of Nazi-occupied France to carry out Winston Churchill’s plan to “set Europe ablaze.” Caught in a web of deception surrounding the preparations for the D-Day invasion, their mission ended in betrayal and sacrifice. An engrossing history based on firsthand interviews with agents of the Special Operations Executive and revelations about the secret organization and the courageous women who served it. There was the French working-class courier who helped downed pilots and escaped POWs on their way to freedom; the fashionable parisienne who returned thinking she could outwit the Gestapo; the upper-crust English member of the Auxiliary Transport Service who volunteered to join SOE because she loved France; and the Romanian Jewish refugee who told her mother, “If we don’t help ourselves, no one will help us,” and fell in love with the leader of her resistance group. Each of them, the men they worked with under cover of darkness, and the enigmatic woman who saw them off into the unknown, was a remarkable character, their stories told here in vivid detail for the first time.

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The Prophet Audiobook

The Prophet

Author: Khalil Gibran Narrator: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer Release Date: April 2020

"Work is love made visible." - Khalil Gibran Filled with wisdom, written in simple, poetic language, The Prophet is a book for all ages, which remains amazingly relevant to our times. This audiobook, narrated by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading, contains two full versions of The Prophet: Part One, with music by Stefan Frankenberger. Part Two, with our voices only. After living in the city of Orphalese for 12 years, a prophet is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a seeress and the people of the city, who ask him for his insights into life. The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death. The Prophet is a book of prose poetry written by Khalil Gibran. Originally published in 1923, it is now in the public domain. The Prophet has been translated into over 100 different languages, making it one of the most translated books in history, and it has never been out of print.

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Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s  Audiobook

Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation’s

Author: Joan Quigley Narrator: Kate Reading Release Date: April 2020

In January of 1950, Mary Church Terrell, an eighty-six-year-old charter member of the NAACP, headed into Thompson’s Restaurant, just a few blocks from the White House, and requested to be served. She and her companions were informed by the manager that they could not eat in his establishment, because they were “colored.” Terrell, a former suffragette and one of the country’s first college-educated African-American women, took the matter to court. Three years later, the Supreme Court vindicated her outrage: District of Columbia v. John R. Thompson Co., Inc. was decided in June 1953, invalidating the segregation of restaurants and cafes in the nation’s capital. In Just Another Southern Town, Joan Quigley recounts an untold chapter of the civil rights movement: an epic battle to topple segregation in Washington, the symbolic home of American democracy. At the book’s heart is the formidable Mary Church Terrell and the test case she mounts seeking to enforce Reconstruction-era laws prohibiting segregation in DC restaurants. Through the prism of Terrell’s story, Quigley reassesses Washington’s relationship to civil rights history, bringing to life a pivotal fight for equality that erupted five years before Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a Montgomery bus and a decade before the student sit-in movement rocked segregated lunch counters across the South. At a time when most civil rights scholarship begins with Brown v. Board of Education, Just Another Southern Town unearths the story of the nation’s capital as an early flashpoint on race. A rich portrait of American politics and society in the mid-20th century, it interweaves Terrell’s narrative with the courtroom drama of the case and the varied personalities of the justices who ultimately voted unanimously to prohibit segregated restaurants. This work restores Mary Church Terrell and the case that launched a crusade to their rightful place in the pantheon of civil rights history.

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Ysabel: A Novel Audiobook

Ysabel: A Novel

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay Narrator: Kate Reading Release Date: March 2020

The internationally best-selling fantasy novels of Guy Gavriel Kay have won the author numerous awards and immense critical acclaim. Ysabel is a contemporary fantasy that centers on the Saint-Sauveur Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence, where a 15-year-old boy accompanies his father on a photo shoot. Befriending a whip-smart American girl and confronting a knife-wielding maniac, the boy finds that the ancient site shimmers with mysteries of fantastical design.

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The Earl Takes a Fancy: A Sins for All Seasons Novel Audiobook

The Earl Takes a Fancy: A Sins for All Seasons Novel

Author: Lorraine Heath Narrator: Kate Reading Release Date: March 2020

New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath pens another richly satisfying romance in her Sins for all Seasons series. She’s looking for a nobleman to wed… Though born out of wedlock, Fancy Trewlove is determined to fulfill her mother’s wish that she marry into nobility. Fancy’s keen intellect and finishing school manners make her the perfect wife for any gentleman—if he’s willing to overlook her scandalous lineage. But Fancy’s plans are thrown into chaos when an intriguing commoner begins visiting her bookshop—and she finds herself unable to stop thinking about him. He’s looking to escape his title… Widowed just a year ago, the reclusive Matthew Sommersby, Earl of Rosemont, has been besieged by women hoping to become his next wife. Desperate for anonymity, he sheds Society life to search for the peace that eludes him. Fancy’s shop is his one refuge, until the night their passion erupts into a kiss that nearly leads to her ruin—and leaves both longing for much more.  Together, they discover an unlikely love… As Fancy finds herself torn between her family’s expectations and her growing feelings for Matthew, secrets are exposed—secrets that force Fancy to question if she can trust her heart’s desire...

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Yours, Lise: letters from the exile of Lise Meitner, physicist Audiobook

Yours, Lise: letters from the exile of Lise Meitner, physicist

July 13th, 1938: the renowned nuclear physicist Lise Meitner, approaching the age of 60, sits on the train that will take her to the German-Dutch border and then to the safety of exile in Sweden. After months of uncertainty and fear, as a Jew in Nazi Germany, she has abandoned everything: her friends, her career, and her beloved adopted home, the city of Berlin, where she had become a pioneer in the world of nuclear physics. «Yours, Lise» is based on the letters Lise Meitner exchanged with her friends in Germany and all around the globe, enriched with music, making it a full scale audio landscape of this time. It bears witness to the momentous era when physics determined the course of world history, from the discovery of nuclear fission in 1938 to the first airdrop of atomic bombs over Japan in 1945. « With every letter I write to you, I’m disgusted with myself – but I am not embittered. I just can’t quite see a purpose in life at the moment – and I am very much alone. » « Your Radium results are absolutely astonishing. The assumption of such a large explosion seems somewhat incoherent to me – yet we have experienced so many surprises in nuclear physics that I think one can never say: « ‚that’s impossible!’ » « A life in a vacuum, without any satisfying purpose and without any security for the future – I hope from the bottom of my heart, you will never have to lead a life like that. I understand quite well that an individual life seems minuscule compared to our world issues. » « In this book Lise Meitner comes brilliantly to life. Through her correspondence, written from exile in times of isolation and fear, we can hear her voice and sense her strength, her intelligence, and her humanity. » – Ruth Lewin Sime, author of the Lise Meitner biography «a life in Physics» – text booklet available on: www.studio77.at/yourslise

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