LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Audiobooks Narrated by Stephen R. Thorne

Browse audiobooks narrated by Stephen R. Thorne, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 3 FREE audiobooks on us

LoveReading Top 10

  1. Piece of My Heart Audiobook Piece of My Heart
    1
  2. Shuggie Bain Audiobook Shuggie Bain
    2
  3. Burnt Sugar: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 Audiobook Burnt Sugar: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020
    3
  4. Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts Audiobook Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts
    4
  5. The Cousins Audiobook The Cousins
    5
  6. A Time to Lie Audiobook A Time to Lie
    6
  7. Dark Tides: The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Tidelands Audiobook Dark Tides: The compelling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Tidelands
    7
  8. The Crown: The Official History Behind Season 3: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years  Audiobook The Crown: The Official History Behind Season 3: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle and the Years
    8
  9. The Harpy Audiobook The Harpy
    9
  10. Anything is Possible: Be Brave, Be Kind and Follow Your Dreams Audiobook Anything is Possible: Be Brave, Be Kind and Follow Your Dreams
    10
Filter
RETAIL SUCCESS IN AN ONLINE WORLD: How to Compete and Win in the Amazon Era Audiobook

RETAIL SUCCESS IN AN ONLINE WORLD: How to Compete and Win in the Amazon Era

Author: Rob Fishman Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Release Date: December 2020

With all the technological and economic shifts leading to significant change in the world of retailing, it's important to understand what really works-as well as what really doesn't-in the current retail selling environment. Surviving and thriving in this market means not just meeting, but exceeding, customer expectations. In this book, you learn what makes that possible: a nurturing relationship . . . combined with a tested, repeatable, zero-pressure sales process. Even in the face of revolutionary changes facing owners of small and mid-sized retail shops, what remains constant is the need for direct, personal interaction with a customer who needs help. That help comes most powerfully in the form of nurturing, real-time, in-person support for buyers who are facing a problem they haven't yet solved . . . or who need in-person guidance in creating a successful outcome on an important purchase. For these customers, face-to-face interactions still matter. Getting nurturing support from a real, live human being is part of how our species is wired. It is one of the main reasons face-to-face retail continues to be a part of the shopping landscape, and can never be fully replaced with a 100% online experience. Retail Success in an Online World shows how to harness this basic human need, so you can compete, and win, in the Amazon era.

Show more
Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevo Audiobook

Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevo

Author: Anurag Agrawal Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Release Date: December 2020

Monarch butterflies are one of nature's most recognizable creatures, known for their bright colors and epic annual migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico. Yet there is much more to the monarch than its distinctive presence and mythic journeying. In Monarchs and Milkweed, Anurag Agrawal presents a vivid investigation into how the monarch butterfly has evolved closely alongside the milkweed-a toxic plant named for the sticky white substance emitted when its leaves are damaged-and how this inextricable and intimate relationship has been like an arms race over the millennia, a battle of exploitation and defense between two fascinating species. The monarch life cycle begins each spring when it deposits eggs on milkweed leaves. But this dependency of monarchs on milkweeds as food is not reciprocated, and milkweeds do all they can to poison or thwart the young monarchs. Agrawal delves into major scientific discoveries, including his own pioneering research, and traces how plant poisons have not only shaped monarch-milkweed interactions but have also been culturally important for centuries. Agrawal presents current ideas regarding the recent decline in monarch populations, including habitat destruction, increased winter storms, and lack of milkweed-the last one a theory that the author rejects.

Show more
Dark Days, Bright Nights: Surviving the Las Vegas Storm Drains Audiobook

Dark Days, Bright Nights: Surviving the Las Vegas Storm Drains

Author: Matthew O'brien Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Release Date: November 2020

A vivid and enlightening oral history of homelessness in the Las Vegas storm drains and the hard work of re-entering mainstream society. The hundreds of people living in the flood channels of Las Vegas have provided one of the more fascinating and enduring international stories of the past decade. This underground community has received plenty of news coverage and dramatic portrayals by CSI, Criminal Minds, and the Jason Bourne franchise. But the fact that dozens of tunnel dwellers have clawed their way out of the drains and turned their lives around has received far less attention. Dark Days, Bright Nights is the follow-up to the bestselling Beneath the Neon and shares the harrowing stories of Sin City's most marginalized people, from bottoming out in homelessness to mending relationships with family and adjusting to jobs, housing, and sobriety. These redemption stories cast light on a rarely seen side of Las Vegas and offer a portrait of homelessness and recovery in America. They are the happy, though not Hollywood, endings to the infamous tunnel tale, documented through unflinchingly honest personal accounts.

Show more
Four Umbrellas: A Couple's Journey Into Young-Onset Alzheimer's Audiobook

Four Umbrellas: A Couple's Journey Into Young-Onset Alzheimer's

Author: June Hutton, Tony Wanless Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne, Tanya Eby Release Date: October 2020

A writing couple searches for answers when Alzheimer's causes one of them to lose the place where stories come from-memory. At the age of fifty-three, Tony walks away from a life of journalism and into an unknown future dogged by self-doubt and financial worry. June is forty-eight years old then, a writer and a teacher, and over the following nine years she watches as her husband gradually changes-in interests, goals, and behavior-until Tony has a sudden fall, ending their life as they have known it. While it will be another seven years before they receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, the signs of dementia are all around. A suitcase Tony packs for a trip contains four umbrellas jammed into every available space, a visual symbol of cognitive looping. But how far back do these signs go? The two of them begin looking, researching, and remembering-and make some surprising discoveries about Alzheimer's that lead to one undeniable conclusion: this is not an old person's disease.

Show more
Breaking the Patterns of Depression Audiobook

Breaking the Patterns of Depression

Author: Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Release Date: September 2020

Twenty to thirty million Americans suffer from some form of diagnosable depression, and their ranks are growing. Psychologist Michael D. Yapko explains that in order to find relief, more than the current episode of depression must be examined. In Breaking the Patterns of Depression, he presents skills that enable listeners to understand and ultimately avert depression's recurring cycles. Breaking the Patterns of Depression begins by translating the clinical literature on psychotherapy and antidepressant medication into language that can be used to enhance an understanding of depression, and to personalize individual cures. Yapko uses a conversational, anecdotal tone that encourages listeners to take an active approach to helping themselves. Special sections entitled 'Learn by Doing' and 'Shifting Perspectives' help develop the skills necessary to manage difficult experiences. More realistic and helpful than other depression-management books on the market, Breaking the Patterns of Depression defines what causes depression and, best of all, clarifies what can be done about it. With this knowledge in hand, listeners can control their depression, rather than having depression control them.

Show more
Leadership U: Accelerating Through the Crisis Curve Audiobook

Leadership U: Accelerating Through the Crisis Curve

Author: Gary Burnison Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Release Date: September 2020

Leadership is all about others-inspiring them to believe, then enabling that belief to become reality. That's the essence of Leadership U: it starts with 'U' but it's not about 'U.' Those timeless words are timelier than ever today, as leaders look to accelerate through the crisis curve. As author Gary Burnison observes, 'There will likely be more change in the next two years than we have seen in the last twenty.' Now, in Leadership U, Burnison lays out a framework-his 'Six Degrees of Leadership'-to show leaders how to create change. Anticipate-foreseeing what lies ahead. Navigate-course-correcting in real time, to keep the organization on an even keel. Communication-constantly connecting with others; the leader is both the messenger and the message. Listen-breaking down the organizational hierarchy to gather insights at all levels. Learn-applying learning agility, to 'know what to do when you don't know what to do.' Lead-empowering others in a bottom-up culture that is more nimble, agile, innovative, and entrepreneurial than ever before. Only by embracing these truths can leaders master another 'U'-the 'crisis curve' that will completely disrupt the business landscape.

Show more
Welfare for the Rich: How Your Tax Dollars End Up in Millionaires' Pockets - And What You Can Do Abo Audiobook

Welfare for the Rich: How Your Tax Dollars End Up in Millionaires' Pockets - And What You Can Do Abo

Author: Lisa Conyers, Phil Harvey Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Release Date: August 2020

In today's ultra-polarized and highly partisan political environment, Welfare for the Rich is one of the rare books written to appeal to engaged and open-minded citizens from across the political spectrum. Welfare for the Rich is the first book to describe and analyze the many ways that federal and state governments provide handouts-subsidies, grants, tax credits, loan guarantees, price supports, and many other payouts-to millionaires, billionaires, and the companies they own and run. Many journalists, scholars, and activists have focused on one or more of these dysfunctional programs. A few of the most egregious examples have even become famous. But Welfare for the Rich is the first attempt to paint a comprehensive, easily accessible picture of a system largely designed by the richest Americans-through lobbyists, lawyers, political action committees, special interest groups, and other powerful influencers-with the specific goal of making sure the government keeps wealth and power flowing from the many to the few.

Show more
Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power Audiobook

Monopolized: Life in the Age of Corporate Power

Author: David Dayen Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Release Date: July 2020

Over the last forty years our choices have narrowed, our opportunities have shrunk, and our lives have become governed by a handful of very large and very powerful corporations. Today, practically everything we buy, everywhere we shop, and every service we secure comes from a heavily concentrated market. This is a world where four major banks control most of our money, four airlines shuttle most of us around the country, and four major cell phone providers connect most of our communications. If you are sick you can go to one of three main pharmacies to fill your prescription, and if you end up in a hospital almost every accessory to heal you comes from one of a handful of large medical suppliers. Dayen, the editor of the American Prospect and author of the acclaimed Chain of Title, provides a riveting account of what it means to live in this new age of monopoly and how we might resist this corporate hegemony. Through vignettes and vivid case studies Dayen shows how these monopolies have transformed us, inverted us, and truly changed our lives, at the same time providing listeners with the raw material to make monopoly a consequential issue in American life and revive a long-dormant antitrust movement.

Show more
The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy Audiobook

The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy

Author: Katherine M. Gehl, Michael E. Porter Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Release Date: July 2020

Most people believe that our political system is a public institution with high-minded principles and impartial rules derived from the Constitution. In reality, it has become a private industry dominated by a textbook duopoly-the Democrats and the Republicans-and plagued and perverted by unhealthy competition between the players. Tragically, it has therefore become incapable of delivering solutions to America's key economic and social challenges. In fact, there's virtually no connection between our political leaders solving problems and getting reelected. In The Politics Industry, Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter take a radical new approach. They ingeniously apply the tools of business analysis-and Porter's distinctive Five Forces framework-to show how the political system functions just as every other competitive industry does, and how the duopoly has led to the devastating outcomes we see today. Using this competition lens, Gehl and Porter identify the most powerful lever for change-a strategy comprised of a clear set of choices in two key areas: how our elections work and how we make our laws. Their bracing assessment and practical recommendations cut through the endless debate about various proposed fixes, such as term limits and campaign finance reform. The result: true political innovation.

Show more
WHOLE: What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive Audiobook

WHOLE: What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive

Author: Bill Latham, Kevin Baird, Michelle Kinder, Rex Miller Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Release Date: June 2020

For years, the expert voices said 'disengagement' was the crucial issue behind poor educational environments and results. Naturally, only massive reform could fix it. But what if the enormous restructuring and expenditures attacked the wrong problem? MindShift, an organization that reframes tired and clogged conversations, pushed the old conclusions off the table and started fresh. They gathered diverse leaders in education, leadership, neuroscience, architecture, and wellness in working forums around the nation. These pivotal meetings produced WHOLE, a game-changing approach to education. With the authors' expertise, the book exposes the exhausted and antiquated thinking that led to the present crisis. But, WHOLE also proposes a new era of disruptive change that can produce happier, healthier, and more successful education for the 21st century. Packed with real-life examples, new research, and solutions that you can introduce to your own schools, students, and communities, WHOLE shows us how to move schools from the age of stress and insecurity to an age of true educational flourishing.

Show more
Customer Experience For Dummies Audiobook

Customer Experience For Dummies

Author: Bob Kelleher, Roy Barnes Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Release Date: June 2020

A positive customer experience is absolutely essential to keeping your business relevant. Today's business owners need to know how to connect and engage with their customers through a variety of different channels, including online reviews and word of mouth. Customer Experience For Dummies helps you listen to your customers and offers friendly, practical, and easy-to-implement solutions for incorporating customer engagement into your business plans and keep the crowds singing your praises. The book will show you simple and attainable ways to increase customer experience and generate sales growth, competitive advantage, and profitability. You'll get the know-how to successfully optimize social media to create more loyal customers, provide feedback that keeps them coming back for more, become a trustworthy and transparent entity that receives positive reviews, and so much more. ● Gives you the tools you need to target customers more precisely ● Helps you implement new social and mobile strategies ● Shows you how to generate and maintain customer loyalty in order to achieve success through multiple channels

Show more
Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History Audiobook

Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History

Author: Craig L. Symonds Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Release Date: May 2020

From thunderous broadsides traded between wooden sailing ships on Lake Erie, to the carrier battles of World War II, to the devastating high-tech action in the Persian Gulf, here is a gripping history of five key battles that defined the evolution of naval warfare-and the course of the American nation. Acclaimed military historian Craig Symonds offers spellbinding narratives of crucial engagements, showing how each battle reveals the transformation of technology and weaponry from one war to the next; how these in turn transformed naval combat; and how each event marked a milestone in American history. Symonds records these encounters in detail so vivid that listeners can hear the wind in the rigging and feel the pounding of the guns. Yet he places every battle in a wide perspective, revealing their significance to America's development as it grew from a new Republic on the edge of a threatening frontier to a global superpower. Decision at Sea is a powerful and illuminating look at pivotal moments in the history of the Navy and of the United States. It is also a compelling study of the unchanging demands of leadership at sea, where commanders must make rapid decisions in the heat of battle with lives-and the fate of nations-hanging in the balance.

Show more