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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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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

Author: Hilary Mantel Narrator: Hilary Mantel - Introduction, Olivia Dowd Release Date: October 2020

A stunning collection of essays and memoir from twice Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Hilary Mantel, author of The Mirror and the Light In 1987, when Hilary Mantel was first published in the London Review of Books, she wrote to the editor, Karl Miller, ‘I have no critical training whatsoever, so I am forced to be more brisk and breezy than scholarly.’ This collection of twenty reviews, essays and pieces of memoir from the next three decades, tells the story of what happened next. Her subjects range far and wide: Robespierre and Danton, the Hite report, Saudi Arabia where she lived for four years in the 1980s, the Bulger case, John Osborne, the Virgin Mary as well as the pop icon Madonna, a brilliant examination of Helen Duncan, Britain’s last witch. There are essays about Jane Boleyn, Charles Brandon, Christopher Marlowe and Margaret Pole, which display the astonishing insight into the Tudor mind we are familiar with from the bestselling Wolf Hall Trilogy. Her famous lecture, ‘Royal Bodies’, which caused a media frenzy, explores the place of royal women in society and our imagination. Here too are some of her LRB diaries, including her first meeting with her stepfather and a confrontation with a circus strongman. Constantly illuminating, always penetrating and often very funny, interleaved with letters and other ephemera gathered from the archive, Mantel Pieces is an irresistible selection from one of our greatest living writers.

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Liquid Crystal Nightingale Audiobook

Liquid Crystal Nightingale

Author: Eeleen Lee Narrator: Olivia Dowd Release Date: June 2020

Go deeper, they said. Look closer. Pleo Tanza is a survivor. Her father was broken by tragedy, her twin sister is dead-chewed up and spat out by the corruption and injustice of Chatoyance-but she's going to make it, whatever it takes. She's going to get off this rock. But escape is for the rich or lucky. Pleo's framed for the murder of a rival student-the daughter of one of the colony's wealthy, squabbling clans-and goes on the run, setting off a chain events that could destroy the fragile balance of the old colony forever... (P) Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing 2020

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Storm Audiobook

Storm

Author: Nicola Skinner Narrator: Olivia Dowd Release Date: April 2020

The extraordinarily moving, funny and original new novel from the author of the rapturously acclaimed BLOOM. “You were born raging, Frances Frida Ripley. That’s what happens when you’re born in a storm.” Frances’s parents were not prepared for her birth: they had a blanket and an easel and some paint, but not anything useful, like a car or a phone. So it’s no wonder Frankie has always had a temper. She was born on a BEACH, in a STORM. What Frances was not prepared for was dying in a freak natural disaster that wiped out her whole town. Waking up 100 years later, Frances finds a whole load of new things to be angry about. And that’s before the visitors start turning up, treating her home like it’s a tourist attraction. Which it is. Only there are worse people out there than tourists… and they’re coming for Frankie. Frankie is about to discover that there are things more important than herself – and that anger has its uses. Because when you have a storm inside you – sometimes the only thing to do is let it out…

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Feminism Is... Audiobook

Feminism Is...

Author: Dk Narrator: Olivia Dowd Release Date: March 2020

'Why are so many women - and men - nervous about calling themselves a feminist? ... It's a hopeful term... it means you believe in human rights, after all.' - Gemma Cairney, foreword What is feminism? This indispensable book for young adults answers this important question with clarity, urgency, and conviction. Feminism is... tackles more than 50 intriguing and relevant topics, such as 'Are all people equal?', 'Do boys and girls learn the same things?' and 'Can men be feminists?' Find out what equality for women really means, get a short history of feminism, and take a look at the issues that affect women at work, in the home, and around sex and identity. Along the way you will learn about some great women, such as Gloria Steinem, Frida Kahlo, and Malala Yousafzai, 'rebel girls' who refused to accept the status quo of their day and blazed a trail for others to follow. In the foreword, you will also meet Gemma Cairney, the multi-award-winning broadcaster, author, and activist. Narrated by Olivia Dowd - the first woman to play Macbeth on stage in the West End - this is a lively and accessible audiobook for teens on the history, pioneers, and the daily reality of feminism today, Feminism is... is empowering, engaging, and vital reading. 'A terrific book' - Dermot O'Leary on BBC Radio 2

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meditation: How to Heal Through the Mind/Body Connection Audiobook

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meditation: How to Heal Through the Mind/Body Connection

Author: Eve Adamson, Joan Budilovsky Narrator: Olivia Dowd Release Date: February 2020

In today's hectic times, it's more important than ever to learn to slow down, relax and be calm. Whether part of religious habit or just part of a daily routine, meditation can help slow today's frenzied pace and improve feelings of good health, peace and control. In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meditation, Joan Budilovsky and Eve Adamson explain how easy it is to enjoy the benefits of meditation including: Simple stress-reduction techniques that make learning to meditate easier Incorporating meditation into day-to-day situations Common misconceptions about meditating Special techniques from Zen to mindfulness meditation and more © 2003 Joan Budilovsky; Eve Adamson © 2020 DK Audio

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meditation: How to Heal Through the Mind/Body Connection Audiobook

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meditation: How to Heal Through the Mind/Body Connection

Author: Domyo Sater Burk, Eve Adamson, Joan Budilovsky Narrator: Olivia Dowd Release Date: February 2020

In today's hectic times, it's more important than ever to learn to slow down, relax and be calm. Whether part of religious habit or just part of a daily routine, meditation can help slow today's frenzied pace and improve feelings of good health, peace and control. In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meditation, Joan Budilovsky and Eve Adamson explain how easy it is to enjoy the benefits of meditation including: - Simple stress-reduction techniques that make learning to meditate easier - Incorporating meditation into day-to-day situations - Common misconceptions about meditating - Special techniques from Zen to mindfulness meditation and more © 2003 Joan Budilovsky; Eve Adamson © 2020 DK Audio

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The Guest List Audiobook

The Guest List

Author: Lucy Foley Narrator: Aoife Mcmahon, Chloe Massey, Jot Davies, Olivia Dowd, Rich Keeble, Sarah Ovens Release Date: February 2020

A REMOTE ISLAND. AN INVITATION TO DIE FOR. A gripping, twisty murder mystery thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Hunting Party. ‘Lucy Foley is really very clever’ Anthony Horowitz ‘Thrilling’ The Times ‘A classic whodunnit’ Kate Mosse ‘Sharp and atmospheric and addictive’ Louise Candlish ‘A furiously twisty thriller’ Clare Mackintosh ‘Secrets and lies at every turn’ Sarah Pinborough On an island off the windswept Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater.   Old friends. Past grudges.   Happy families. Hidden jealousies.   Thirteen guests. One body.   The wedding cake has barely been cut when one of the guests is found dead. And as a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped. All have a secret. All have a motive. One guest won’t leave this wedding alive . . .

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Nightingale Audiobook

Nightingale

Author: Marina Kemp Narrator: Olivia Dowd Release Date: February 2020

‘The bastard offspring of Ian McEwan and Shirley Conran… a rollercoaster of a read with serious intent’ A moving and masterful novel about sex, death, passion and prejudice in a sleepy village in the south of France Marguerite Demers is twenty-four when she leaves Paris for the sleepy southern village of Saint-Sulpice, to take up a job as a live-in nurse. Her charge is Jerome Lanvier, once one of the most powerful men in the village, and now dying alone in his large and secluded house, surrounded by rambling gardens. Manipulative and tyrannical, Jerome has scared away all his previous nurses.   It’s not long before the villagers have formed opinions of Marguerite. Brigitte Brochon, pillar of the community and local busybody, finds her arrogant and mysterious and is desperate to find a reason to have her fired. Glamorous outsider Suki Lacourse sees Marguerite as an ally in a sea of small-minded provincialism. Local farmer Henri Brochon, husband of Brigitte, feels concern for her and wants to protect her from the villagers’ intrusive gossip and speculation – but Henri has a secret of his own that would intrigue and disturb his neighbours just as much as the truth about Marguerite, if only they knew …   Set among the lush fields and quiet olive groves of southern France, and written in clear prose of crystalline beauty, Nightingale is a masterful, moving novel about death, sexuality, compassion, prejudice and freedom.

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Mindfulness: An Easy-to-Understand Approach to Mindfulness and How It Works Audiobook

Mindfulness: An Easy-to-Understand Approach to Mindfulness and How It Works

Author: Domyo Sater Burk Narrator: Olivia Dowd Release Date: December 2019

An easy-to-understand approach to mindfulness and how it works with simple techniques for focusing on your mind, body and emotions with meditation methods to help deepen your mindfulness practice, narrated by Olivia Dowd. 'Over the last 25 years, the practice of mindfulness has been shown to be very beneficial to all kinds of people, for all kinds of reasons. Mindfulness has been shown to improve cardiovascular health, increase rates of healing, decrease reported pain levels, and improve immune response. There is evidence it can decrease anxiety and stress, provide a way to cope with depression, increase levels of satisfaction with relationships and work situations, and help people change problematic behaviours.' Mindfulness is consciously paying attention to your present experience with a receptive attitude, in order to perceive things more clearly. Mindfulness enables people to get more in touch with the truth of their lives and make more beneficial choices. When people cultivate mindfulness, they experience important physical and emotional benefits. In Idiot's Guides: Mindfulness - An Easy-to-Understand Approach to Mindfulness and How It Works, listeners get: - A clear explanation of how mindfulness works and how to practice it in daily life - Steps for opening oneself up to the experience of mindfulness - Guidance on paying attention to one's body, emotions, and thoughts, and how to overcome the distractions that get in the way - Instructions for the top mindfulness meditation methods to help deepen mindfulness - Ways to use mindfulness to help alleviate anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviours, addiction, and trauma - Help with using mindfulness to repair and improve relationships with others, connect with children, and find meaning in life © 2014 Domyo Sater Burk © 2019 DK Audio

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Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read Audiobook

Genius and Ink: Virginia Woolf on How to Read

Author: Virginia Woolf Narrator: Olivia Dowd Release Date: November 2019

FOREWORD BY ALI SMITH WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY FRANCESCA WADE Who better to serve as a guide to great books and their authors than Virginia Woolf? In the early years of its existence, the Times Literary Supplement published some of the finest writers in English: T. S. Eliot, Henry James and E. M. Forster among them. But one of the paper's defining voices was Virginia Woolf, who produced a string of superb essays between the two World Wars. The weirdness of Elizabethan plays, the pleasure of revisiting favourite novels, the supreme examples of Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot and Henry James, Thomas Hardy and Joseph Conrad: all are here, in anonymously published pieces, in which may be glimpsed the thinking behind Woolf's works of fiction and the enquiring, feminist spirit of A Room of One's Own. Here is Woolf the critical essayist, offering, at one moment, a playful hypothesis and, at another, a judgement laid down with the authority of a twentieth-century Dr Johnson. Here is Woolf working out precisely what's great about Hardy, and how Elizabeth Barrett Browning made books a "substitute for living" because she was "forbidden to scamper on the grass". Above all, here is Virginia Woolf the reader, whose enthusiasm for great literature remains palpable and inspirational today.

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The Lost Ones Audiobook

The Lost Ones

Author: Anita Frank Narrator: Olivia Dowd Release Date: October 2019

Some houses are never at peace. England, 1917   Reeling from the death of her fiancé, Stella Marcham welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant sister, Madeleine, at her imposing country mansion, Greyswick - but she arrives to discover a house of unease and her sister gripped by fear and suspicion. Before long, strange incidents begin to trouble Stella - sobbing in the night, little footsteps on the stairs - and as events escalate, she finds herself drawn to the tragic history of the house. Aided by a wounded war veteran, Stella sets about uncovering Greyswick's dark and terrible secrets - secrets the dead whisper from the other side... In the classic tradition of The Woman in Black, Anita Frank weaves a spell-binding debut of family tragedy, loss and redemption. Praise for The Lost Ones 'Haunting, emotional and exquisitely written'  Amanda Jennings 'For fans of Henry James and Susan Hill, this chilling supernatural mystery is written in the classic mould.  Intriguing, moving and assured'  Essie Fox 'I loved it SO MUCH - so creepy and compelling, full of atmosphere and gave me goosebumps...'   Lisa Hall 'If you liked A Woman in Black, you'll love this utterly gripping and atmospheric book' WOMAN&HOME 'My coffee is stone cold. My palms are sweaty. I've raced to the shocking final twist of this lush, beautifully written historical novel. A gripping ghost story with an achingly poignant family mystery at its heart' Samantha King 'An assured debut novel combining two well-loved literary genres set in country houses: the haunted house and the Agatha Christie-style whodunnit. Anita Frank's fiendishly devised plot springs a succession of shocks and revelations that keep you gripped until the final page' Noel O'Reilly

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Through the Wall Audiobook

Through the Wall

Author: Caroline Corcoran Narrator: Kathryn Griffiths, Olivia Dowd Release Date: September 2019

'A rival to Gone Girl for its addictive, twisted plot.' STYLIST Lexie's got the perfect life. And someone else wants it... Lexie loves her home. She feels safe and secure in it - and loved, thanks to her boyfriend Tom. But recently, something's not been quite right. A book out of place. A wardrobe door left open. A set of keys going missing... Tom thinks Lexie's going mad - but then, he's away more often than he's at home nowadays, so he wouldn't understand. Because Lexie isn't losing it. She knows there's someone out there watching her. And, deep down, she knows there's nothing she can do to make them stop... A compelling, heart-racing thriller that will have you looking over your shoulder long after you turn the last page. The perfect read for fans of Louise Candlish and Adele Parks.

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