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  1. Piece of My Heart Audiobook Piece of My Heart
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  2. Shuggie Bain Audiobook Shuggie Bain
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  3. Burnt Sugar: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020 Audiobook Burnt Sugar: Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020
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  4. Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts Audiobook Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts
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  5. The Cousins Audiobook The Cousins
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  6. A Time to Lie Audiobook A Time to Lie
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  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
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  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
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  9. The Harpy Audiobook The Harpy
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  10. Anything is Possible: Be Brave, Be Kind and Follow Your Dreams Audiobook Anything is Possible: Be Brave, Be Kind and Follow Your Dreams
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The Road to Wigan Pier Audiobook

The Road to Wigan Pier

Author: George Orwell Narrator: Michael Obiora Release Date: January 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. George Orwell's searing account of working-class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire in the 1930s, The Road to Wigan Pier is a brilliant and bitter polemic that has lost none of its political impact over time Orwell's graphically unforgettable descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger and growing unemployment are written with unblinking honesty, fury and great humanity. It crystallized the ideas that would be found in his later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrait of poverty, injustice and class divisions in Britain. (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Hoofbeats in My Heart Audiobook

Hoofbeats in My Heart

Author: George Zarr Narrator: A Full Cast Release Date: January 2021

Time to saddle up pard'ners and join Ruby Buckaroo, "The Bandit Queen of the Cowboys," as she takes you on a hilarious romp through the Wild West. In hot pursuit, Marshall Shiloh Brown tracks Ruby to the dusty town of West Buzzard's Bottom and calls for her immediate arrest. Once captured, he succumbs to an inconvenient and severe case of "Hoofbeats in His Heart." And to make matters worse, Ruby's very jealous ex-suitor Sheriff Huck Buckskin enters, forming an awkward love-triangle between two lawmen and a bandit. With seventeen original songs, the Old West will never be the same in this zany, twisted musical tale of fake history.

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They Just Seem a Little Weird: How KISS, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, and Starz Remade Rock and Roll Audiobook

They Just Seem a Little Weird: How KISS, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith, and Starz Remade Rock and Roll

Author: Doug Brod Narrator: Eric Stuart Release Date: December 2020

It was the age when heavy-footed, humorless dinosaurs roamed the hard-rock landscape. But that all changed when into these dazed and confused mid-'70s strut-ted four flamboyant bands that reveled in revved-up anthems and flaunted a novel theatricality. In They Just Seem a Little Weird, veteran entertainment journalist Doug Brod offers an eye- and ear-opening look at a crucial moment in music history, when rock became fun again and a gig became a show. This is the story of friends and frenemies who rose, fell, and soared once more, often sharing stages, studios, producers, engineers, managers, agents, roadies, and fans-and who are still collaborating more than forty years on. In the tradition of David Browne's Fire and Rain and Sheila Weller's Girls Like Us, They Just Seem a Little Weird seamlessly interweaves the narratives of KISS, Cheap Trick, and Aerosmith with that of Starz, a criminally neglected band whose fate may have been sealed by a shocking act of violence. This is also the story of how these distinctly American groups-three of them now enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-laid the foundation for two seemingly opposed rock genres: the hair metal of Poison, Skid Row, and Mötley Crüe and the grunge of Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and the Melvins. Deeply researched, and featuring more than 130 new interviews, this book is nothing less than a secret history of classic rock.

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Can't Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop's Blockbuster Year Audiobook

Can't Slow Down: How 1984 Became Pop's Blockbuster Year

Author: Michaelangelo Matos Narrator: Corey Carthew, Michaelangelo Matos Release Date: December 2020

The definitive account of pop music in the mid-eighties, from Prince and Madonna to the underground hip-hop, indie rock, and club scenes Everybody knows the hits of 1984 - pop music's greatest year. From 'Thriller' to 'Purple Rain,' 'Hello' to 'Against All Odds,' 'What's Love Got to Do with It' to 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,' these iconic songs continue to dominate advertising, karaoke nights, and the soundtracks for film classics (Boogie Nights) and TV hits (Stranger Things). But the story of that thrilling, turbulent time, an era when Top 40 radio was both the leading edge of popular culture and a moral battleground, has never been told with the full detail it deserves - until now. Can't Slow Down is the definitive portrait of the exploding world of mid-eighties pop and the time it defined, from Cold War anxiety to the home-computer revolution. Big acts like Michael Jackson (Thriller), Prince (Purple Rain), Madonna (Like a Virgin), Bruce Springsteen (Born in the U.S.A.), and George Michael (Wham!'s Make It Big) rubbed shoulders with the stars of the fermenting scenes of hip-hop, indie rock, and club music. Rigorously researched, mapping the entire terrain of American pop, with crucial side trips to the UK and Jamaica, from the biz to the stars to the upstarts and beyond, Can't Slow Down is a vivid journey to the very moment when pop was remaking itself, and the culture at large - one hit at a time.

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George Bernard Shaw: A Very Short Introduction Audiobook

George Bernard Shaw: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Christopher Wixson Narrator: Roger Clark Release Date: December 2020

George Bernard Shaw has been called the second greatest playwright in English (after William Shakespeare) and one of the inventors of modern celebrity as the most famous public intellectual of his time. Beginning in the 1880s, as a critic and as a playwright, he transformed British drama, bringing to it intellectual substance, ethical imperatives, and modernity itself, setting the theatrical course for the subsequent century. That his legacy endures seventy years after his death is testament to the prescience of his thinking and his prolific creativity. This Very Short Introduction looks at Shaw's life, starting with his upbringing in Ireland, and then takes a chronological approach through his works. Considering Shaw's committed antagonism on behalf of a range of socio-political issues; his use of comedy as a mode for communicating serious ideas; and his rhetorical style that pushes conventional boundaries, Christopher Wixson provides an overview of the creative evolution of core themes throughout Shaw's long career.

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The Memoirs of Berlioz: Including His Travels in Italy, Germany,Russia, and England, 1803-1865 Audiobook

The Memoirs of Berlioz: Including His Travels in Italy, Germany,Russia, and England, 1803-1865

Author: David Cairns, Hector Berlioz Narrator: Malcolm Sinclair Release Date: December 2020

Hector Berlioz was one of the most significant artistic figures of the nineteenth century. Intended for medicine, he turned instead to music and became one of its most original composers. His first major work, the semi-autobiographical Symphonie Fantastique, revolutionised the sound of the orchestra and its use in storytelling. Unhappy with the quality of performance of his works he took up the baton himself and became a great conductor, celebrated across Europe and in Russia. Requiring large numbers of performers, his works were expensive to perform and he was condemned (as he saw it) to earn extra money from writing – at which he also excelled.   His was a passionate life driven by love: of music but also of three women in particular. First came the Irish actress Harriet Smithson, then the singer Marie Recio and in his final years he communicated with Estelle Fournier, a woman he had been infatuated with when they were both children. His experience of the artistic politics of the Paris music scene, the itinerant life of the guest conductor and the upheavals in the world around him called out to be told – and fortunately his masterly use of the written word enabled him to do so with an irresistible combination of exuberance, humour and indignation. His portraits of friends, enemies and organisations are perfectly drawn, taking us back to his time but also allowing us to recognise parallels with our world now.   The translation of the Memoirs is the definitive version by David Cairns, whose two-volume biography of Berlioz won many prizes, and captures to perfection the dazzling prose of the original. It is read by the distinguished actor and Berlioz enthusiast Malcolm Sinclair, who brings the man’s personality and style brilliantly to life.

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The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket Audiobook

The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket

Author: Benjamin Lorr Narrator: Benjamin Lorr Release Date: December 2020

In the tradition of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore's Dilemma, an extraordinary investigation into the human lives at the heart of the American grocery store The American supermarket is an everyday miracle. But what does it take to run one? What are the inner workings of product delivery and distribution? Who sets the price? And who suffers for the convenience and efficiency we've come to expect? In this rollicking exposé, author Benjamin Lorr pulls back the curtain on this highly secretive industry. Combining deep sourcing, immersive reporting, and compulsively readable prose, Lorr leads a wild investigation to learn the secrets of Trader Joe's success from Trader Joe himself;drive with truckers caught in a job they call "sharecropping on wheels;"break into industrial farms with activists to learn what it takes for a product to earn certification labels like "rainforest friendly" and "fair trade;"follow entrepreneurs as they fight for shelf space, learning essential tips, tricks, and traps for any new food business; andjourney with migrants to examine shocking forced labor practices through their eyes.The result is a page-turning portrait of an industry in flux, filled with the passion, ingenuity, and inequity required to make this piece of the American dream run. The product of five years of research and hundreds of interviews across every level of the industry, The Secret Life of Groceries is essential reading for those who want to understand our food system-delivering powerful social commentary on the inherently American quest for more and compassionate insight into the lives that provide it.

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Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Communication Audiobook

Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Communication

Author: Fred Dust Narrator: Fred Dust Release Date: December 2020

A former Senior Partner and Global Managing Director at the legendary design firm IDEO shows how to design conversations and meetings that are creative and impactful.   Conversations are one of the most fundamental means of communicating we have as humans. At their best, conversations are unconstrained, authentic and open—two or more people sharing thoughts and ideas in a way that bridges our individual experiences, achieves a common goal. At their worst, they foster misunderstanding, frustration and obscure our real intentions. How often do you walk away from a conversation feeling really heard? That it moved the people in it forward in some important way? You’re not alone. In his practice as a designer, Fred Dust began to approach conversations differently. After years of trying to broker communication between colleagues and clients, he came to believe there had to a way to design the art of conversation itself with intention and purpose, but still artful and playful. Making Conversation codifies what he learned and outlines the four elements essential to successful exchanges: Commitment, Creative Listening, Clarity, and Context. Taken together, these four elements form a set of resources anyone can use to be more deliberate and purposeful in making conversations work.

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From the Board Room to the Living Room: Communicate with Skill for Positive Outcomes Audiobook

From the Board Room to the Living Room: Communicate with Skill for Positive Outcomes

Author: David A. Hiatt Narrator: Mike Lenz Release Date: December 2020

Corporate trainer David A. Hiatt captures the essence of the powerful communication tactics he trains business leaders to deploy in sales and negotiation settings . . . and shows how to use these same techniques to improve relationships, deepen conversations, move past drama and games, and achieve more positive outcomes at home and in the workplace. Mastering communication skills is a lifelong process, and at any point in time there is room for improvement for even the most accomplished communicators. In From the Board Room to the Living Room, corporate trainer David A. Hiatt shares a lifetime of experience in helping people communicate better and create win/win situations. Hiatt captures the essence of the powerful communication tactics he trains business leaders to deploy in sales and negotiation settings . . . and shows how to use these same techniques to improve relationships, deepen conversations, move past drama and games, and achieve more positive outcomes at home and in the workplace. Hiatt draws on over two decades of experience as a trainer of the world-famous Sandler sales methodology; he holds a master's degree in communications.

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The Event Planning Toolkit: Your Guide to Organizing Extraordinary Meetings and Events Audiobook

The Event Planning Toolkit: Your Guide to Organizing Extraordinary Meetings and Events

Author: Linda Joyce Jones Narrator: Carol Jacobanis Release Date: December 2020

The Event Planning Toolkit will help you rise to the occasion to plan and execute extraordinary meetings and events by helping you get organized, reduce time-wasting mistakes, and inspiring creativity. This how-to guide offers the information you need to execute any event with precision and enjoy the big day with less stress and fewer unpleasant surprises. You will learn how to manage your scope, time and resources, as well as identify goals, create budgets, find the right venue, assemble a strong team, and more.

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The Secret Million Dollar Paradigm - Your Formula For Success Audiobook

The Secret Million Dollar Paradigm - Your Formula For Success

Author: Rachael Downie Narrator: Rachael Downie Release Date: December 2020

What does it take to be a self-made millionaire? Author Rachael Downie shares the secret to obtaining wealth paradigms. Our beliefs, attitudes, habits and behaviours are what drives our ability to create wealth and every other achievement. In this revolutionary book, Rachael Downie has given us insight into the lives, beliefs, and behaviours of six self-made millionaires and shared their powerful stories of success. In this manual to wealth, you'll discover...- How to think like a self-made millionaire- How to use beliefs and attitudes to increase your money flow.- What successful people do that leads to prosperity.- How to look for opportunities and take action.- How to create a growth mindset and build your own success habits. Start here and follow the formula for your path to the wealth you desire!

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Body Language: How to read and analyze people with non verbal communication Audiobook

Body Language: How to read and analyze people with non verbal communication

Author: George Morrison Narrator: Peter Roman Release Date: December 2020

Discover the ways you have been inadvertently communicating negative, positive, neutral, or mixed messages with the simple body movements you habitually make without even thinking about it. Know when someone is lying to you! Do you ever feel that someone's gestures are telling you something different than the words they are saying? Has a cashier asked you how you are without glancing up from the items he or she is scanning? Have you ever felt that the firmness of your words is undermined by your feeble body language? Although spoken and written language may seem like our primary methods of communicating with one another, body language plays a strikingly prominent role, making up more than 90 percent of communication. Turchet makes us aware of the true importance of body language in all contexts, relationships, and encounters, and explains how body language embedded in our genetic makeup has the remarkable ability to transcend the language barriers and communicate universal meaning. Chapters include: ·       How do you Read an Emotion ·       How do You Decipher a Hidden Emotion ·       Hide and seek on the Face ·       The Wrists Give Their Informed Opnion ·       Discord Between the Head and the Hand ·       And Much more In this enlightening book, find out what your own body language is telling other people, how you can read the signs of others' bodies, and how to most effectively utilize your own body movements to 'say' what you really mean.

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