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Audiobooks Narrated by Penelope Rawlins

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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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The Life We Almost Had Audiobook

The Life We Almost Had

Author: Amelia Henley Narrator: Andy Creswell, Penelope Rawlins Release Date: July 2020

This is not a typical love story, but it’s our love story. Anna wasn’t looking for love when Adam swept her off her feet but there was no denying their connection, and she believed they would be together forever. Years later, cracks have appeared in their relationship. Anna is questioning whether their love can really be eternal when a cruel twist of fate delivers a crushing blow, and Anna and Adam are completely lost to one another. Now, Anna needs Adam more than ever, but the way back to him has life-changing consequences.   Is a second chance at first love really worth the sacrifice? Anna needs to decide and time is running out… A beautiful and emotional love story that asks, how far would you go for a second chance at first love? Perfect for fans of The Man Who Didn’t Call and Miss You. * * * * * Real readers have fallen for Anna and Adam’s love story: ‘This book hits you right in the heart. I loved every single minute of it’ ‘One of the most beautiful stories I have read. Full of laughter, tears, heartbreak and happiness’ ‘A beautiful love story with a twist!’ ‘A fabulous debut, this is one of those stories that will stay with you’ ‘I was gripped from the start and the more into the book I got the more I couldn’t put it down’

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Shadowsea Audiobook

Shadowsea

Author: Peter Bunzl Narrator: Penelope Rawlins, Penelope Rollins Release Date: April 2020

SHADOWSEA takes Lily, Robert and Malkin on their biggest adventure yet, all the way to New York City and to the depths of the ocean, where secrets never stay submerged for long... Swept into the bright hustle and bustle of New York, Lily, Robert and Malkin discover that danger lies beneath the city's surface. For there are chilling goings-on... a strange boy held captive who needs their help, and a shadowy professor with a treacherous plan. Searching for clues, Robert and Lily are plunged into deep water... But will they uncover the deadly truth in time to survive?

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A Song for Summer Audiobook

A Song for Summer

Author: Eva Ibbotson Narrator: Penelope Rawlins Release Date: December 2019

Set against the backdrop of gathering war, A Song for Summer is an unforgettable love story from master storyteller Eva Ibbotson. When Ellen Carr abandons grey, dreary London to become housekeeper at an experimental school in Austria, she soon knows she's found her calling. Swept into an idyllic world of mountains, music, eccentric teachers and wayward children, Ellen brings order and joy to all around her. But it's the handsome, mysterious gardener, Marek, who intrigues her - Marek, who has a dangerous secret. As Hitler's troops march across Europe, Ellen finds she has promises to keep, even if it means sacrificing her future happiness...

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The Summer Villa Audiobook

The Summer Villa

Author: Melissa Hill Narrator: Penelope Rawlins Release Date: August 2019

Praise for Melissa Hill: 'I was completely gripped' Sarah Morgan 'Addictive!' Grazia 'Blissfully escapist' Marie Claire  ************************************************************* Three women. One summer reunion. Secrets will be revealed... Villa Dolce Vita, a rambling stone house on the Amalfi Coast, sits high above the Gulf of Naples amidst dappled lemon groves and the fragrant, tumbling bougainvillea. Kim, Colette and Annie all came to the villa in need of escape and in the process forged an unlikely friendship. Now, years later, Kim has transformed the crumbling house into a luxury retreat and has invited her friends back for the summer to celebrate. But as friendships are rekindled under the Italian sun, secrets buried in the past will come to light, and not everyone is happy that the three friends are reuniting... Each woman will have things to face up to if they are all to find true happiness and fully embrace the sweet life. An epic summer read about food, friendship and the magic of Italy, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Sheila O'Flanagan.  ************************************************************* Why readers love Melissa Hill: 'This book lifted my spirits' 'Fun, engaging and a real page turner' 'You know Melissa Hill will draw you in with her stories' 'A romantic read that left me thinking "just how does Melissa Hill do it?"'

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Mummy Needs a Break Audiobook

Mummy Needs a Break

Author: Susan Edmunds Narrator: Penelope Rawlins Release Date: July 2019

A hilarious story of the ups and downs of unexpected single motherhood, the perfect laugh-out-loud romance for fans of Why Mummy Drinks, The Unmumsy Mum and The Not So Perfect Mum. With a devilish toddler and baby number two on the way, Rachel's big dream is to one day go to the toilet on her own. So, she's surprised to discover that her husband has found the time to have an exciting affair while she's been bringing up their family. Suddenly, Rachel is left wrangling with a child who will only eat crackers and a 35-week bump. She knows even Mumsnet isn't going to solve this. What Rachel needs is a handsome, good-with-children, single man. But she can barely leave the house without a stain on her top and child on her hip. How on earth can she claim her life back, let alone thinking about dating?

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The Freelance Mum: A flexible career guide for better work-life balance Audiobook

The Freelance Mum: A flexible career guide for better work-life balance

Author: Annie Ridout Narrator: Penelope Rawlins Release Date: January 2019

With 54,000 new mothers losing their jobs across Britain every year - during pregnancy, or maternity leave - a new trend is emerging: The Freelance Mum. Working from home, with flexible hours, enables the new mother to find a better work-life balance - continuing to build her career, while being around for her young children. This is why there's been a 70% increase in freelancing mums in the UK over the past decade. This book will walk you through the necessary steps to setting up as a freelance mum. From deciding on your freelance career path, to launching a website, social media, getting your name out there and perfecting your brand. There is a comprehensive guide to the childcare options available to freelance mums, daily routines for optimum productivity, as well as tips on establishing and maintaining healthy work/life boundaries. Using her own experience, alongside tips and advice from a multitude of other freelance mums including Arianna Huffington, Scummy Mummies, Carrie-Anne Roberts, Robyn Wilder, Zoe de Pass, Cherry Healey, Sali Hughes and Anna Jones, Annie will show that with hard work and determination, any mother can thrive as a freelancer.

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Pieces of Me Audiobook

Pieces of Me

Author: Natalie Hart Narrator: Penelope Rawlins Release Date: December 2018

Emma did not go to war looking for love, but Adam is unlike any other. Under the secret shadow of trauma, Emma decides to leave Iraq and joins Adam to settle in Colorado. But isolation and fear find her, once again, when Adam is re-deployed. Torn between a deep fear for Adam's safety and a desire to be back there herself, Emma copes by throwing herself into a new role mentoring an Iraqi refugee family. But when Adam comes home, he brings the conflict back with him. Emma had considered the possibility that her husband might not come home from war. She had not considered that he might return a stranger.

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Skycircus Audiobook

Skycircus

Author: Peter Bunzl Narrator: Penelope Rawlins Release Date: December 2018

When a travelling skycircus arrives in Brackenbridge, Lily and Robert can't wait to step aboard... But there's something sinister about the hybrid children who appear as part of the act. And before Lily and Robert can do anything, they're captured by shadowy figures and whisked off in the mysterious flying circus to somewhere far, far away... Treachery, tight-ropes and trickery combine in this incredible third Cogheart adventure...

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Daisy Miller Audiobook

Daisy Miller

Author: Henry James Narrator: Penelope Rawlins Release Date: October 2018

Daisy Miller is a young American girl travelling Europe with her mother and younger brother. While in Vevey, Switzerland, she becomes acquainted with Frederick Winterbourne, an idle expatriate, of well-to-do Americans. Winterbourne, who observes and critiques young Daisy through their brief acquaintanceship, is infatuated with her irreverent behavior. Daisy flaunts society's rules and uncompromising standards; she is charming, spontaneous and unpretentious, and her audacity shocks the Europeans, who consider her an uncultivated flirt. The sophisticated Winterbourne remains smitten with Daisy, but his classical values stand in his way... **Contact Customer Service for Additional Material**

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The Paris Seamstress Audiobook

The Paris Seamstress

Author: Natasha Lester Narrator: Penelope Rawlins Release Date: September 2018

For readers of Lilac Girls and The Nightingale comes an internationally bestselling World War II novel that spans generations, crosses oceans, and proves just how much two young women are willing to sacrifice for love and family. 1940: As the Germans advance upon Paris, young seamstress Estella Bissette is forced to flee everything she's ever known. She's bound for New York City with her signature gold dress, a few francs, and a dream: to make her mark on the world of fashion. Present day: Fabienne Bissette journeys to the Met's annual gala for an exhibit featuring the work of her ailing grandmother - a legend of women's fashion design. But as Fabienne begins to learn more about her beloved grandmother's past, she uncovers a story of tragedy, heartbreak and family secrets that will dramatically change her own life. Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Books of the Year Included in BookBub's "Best Historical Fiction Fiction Coming this Fall" "This rich, memorable novel unfolds beautifully from start to finish." --Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Fascinating and impeccably researched." --Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife "A fantastically engrossing story. I love it." --Kelly Rimmer, USA Today bestselling author "Gorgeously rich and romantic." --Kate Forsyth, author of Bitter Greens "Intrigue, heartbreak... I cannot tell you how much I loved this book." --Rachel Burton, author of The Things We Need to Say

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Two Steps Forward: A Novel Audiobook

Two Steps Forward: A Novel

Author: Anne Buist, Graeme Simsion Narrator: Penelope Rawlins, Simon Slater Release Date: May 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project comes a story of taking chances and learning to love again as two people, one mourning her husband and the other recovering from divorce, cross paths on the centuries-old Camino pilgrimage from France to Spain. "The Chemin will change you. It changes everyone..." The Chemin, also known as the Camino de Santiago, is a centuries-old pilgrim route that ends in Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Every year, thousands of walkers-some devout, many not-follow the route that wends through quaint small villages and along busy highways alike, a journey unlike any other. Zoe, an artist from California who's still reeling from her husband's sudden death, has impulsively decided to walk the Camino, hoping to find solace and direction. Martin, an engineer from England, is road-testing a cart of his own design...and recovering from a messy divorce. They begin in the same French town, each uncertain of what the future holds. Zoe has anticipated the physical difficulties of her trek, but she is less prepared for other challenges, as strangers and circumstances force her to confront not just recent loss, but long-held beliefs. For Martin, the pilgrimage is a test of his skills and endurance but also, as he and Zoe grow closer, of his willingness to trust others-and himself-again. Smart and funny, insightful and romantic, Two Steps Forward reveals that the most important journeys we make aren't measured in miles, but in the strength, wisdom, and love found along the way. Fans of The Rosie Project will recognize Graeme Simsion's uniquely quirky and charming writing style.

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The Girlfriend Audiobook

The Girlfriend

Author: Sarah Naughton Narrator: Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Penelope Rawlins Release Date: March 2018

A sinister novel about finding justice in revenge, perfect for fans of In a Dark, Dark Wood and I Let You Go After years of estrangement from her family, Mags receives a shocking phone call. Her rebellious brother, Abe, is in a coma, and the police suspect he tried to take his own life. But Mags isn't so sure, and she begins to crack away at the life of the brother she once knew: the dark apartment building, the whispering tenants, and her brother's mysterious girlfriend, the only witness to the incident, who raises more questions than answers. As Mags picks up where the police left off, she begins to unearth the secrets her brother left behind-and awakens her own talent for revenge. Author bio: Sarah J. Naughton lives in central London with her husband and sons. The Girlfriend is her first adult novel.

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