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  1. How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking Audiobook How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking
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  2. Between the World and Me Audiobook Between the World and Me
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  3. The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian Audiobook The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian
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  4. Written in Blood Audiobook Written in Blood
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  5. The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B Audiobook The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B
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  6. The Last Widow Audiobook The Last Widow
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  7. Daughters of Cornwall Audiobook Daughters of Cornwall
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  8. How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life Audiobook How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life
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  9. The Facilitator Audiobook The Facilitator
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  10. The Lying Life of Adults Audiobook The Lying Life of Adults
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The Stray Cats of Homs: The unforgettable, heart-breaking novel inspired by extraordinary true event Audiobook

The Stray Cats of Homs: The unforgettable, heart-breaking novel inspired by extraordinary true event

Author: Eva Nour Narrator: Nezar Alderazi, Robyn Addison Release Date: August 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. ‘This is a searing and incredibly important book, storytelling at its best’ Donal Ryan ‘A cat has seven souls in Arabic. In English cats have nine lives. You probably have both nine lives and seven souls, because otherwise I don’t know how you’ve made it this far.' Sami’s childhood is much like any other - an innocent blend of family and school, of friends and relations and pets (including stray cats and dogs, and the turtle he keeps on the roof). But growing up in one of the largest cities in Syria, with his country at war with itself, means that nothing is really normal. And Sami’s hopes for a better future are ripped away when he is conscripted into the military and forced to train as a map maker. Sami may be shielded from the worst horrors of the war, but it will still be impossible to avoid his own nightmare… Inspired by extraordinary true events, The Stray Cats of Homs is the story of a young man who will do anything to keep the dream of home alive, even in the face of unimaginable devastation. Tender, wild and unbearably raw, it is a novel which will stay with you for ever. ©Eva Nour 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Flatland Audiobook

Flatland

Author: Edwin Abbott Narrator: Kevin Eldon Release Date: August 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. A work that still poses provocative questions about perception and reality, Flatland is a brilliant parody of Victorian society where all existence is limited to length and breadth - its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. The amiable narrator, A. Square, provides an overview of this fantastic world - its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredulous Flatlander to the Land of Three Dimensions, his worldview is forever shattered. Written more than a century ago, Flatland offers an extraordinary animation of dimension, geometry and physical space that continues to resonate in contemporary science. (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The Colour Out of Space Audiobook

The Colour Out of Space

Author: H. P. Lovecraft Narrator: Elliot Knight Release Date: August 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. In the deep glens of Massachusetts, in the wild hills of Vermont, and in Australia's sandy wastes, unfathomable things lurk. Things that shine with an unnatural light, that speak and buzz strangely in the night, that prowl in the mind. Things not of our Earth. Widely considered to be the most significant writer of supernatural tales in the twentieth century, H.P. Lovecraft made a profound contribution to science fiction. From their singularly creepy atmospheres to their portrayal of extraordinary creatures and happenings, the three stories included in this collection - 'The Colour Out of Space', 'The Whisperer in the Darkness' and 'The Shadow Out of Time' - are peerless examples of the genre. (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Kim Audiobook

Kim

Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Adrian Praetzellis Release Date: August 2020

'Kim' is a fabulous adventure story set in India during the British Empire, around the time of the Second Afghan War. It tells the story of the street-wise orphan Kimball O'Hara, a highly moral Irish-Indian boy who becomes enmeshed in the 'Great Game' (a term coined by Kipling himself) — the competition between Britain and Russia for the control over Asia. Taking time off from his role as the traveling companion of an aged Tibetan lama, the boy is trained as a spy, and matches wits with various evildoers. With this novel, Kipling takes us on a journey through the India of the early 1880s, painting a vivid picture of it, as well as of the tense political backdrop.

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It Happened in Egypt Audiobook

It Happened in Egypt

Author: Alice Muriel Williamson, Charles Norris Williamson Narrator: Sibella Denton Release Date: August 2020

'For some moments distant Vesuvius had beguiled my thoughts from the still more distant mountain of the secret, when suddenly a white girl in a white hood and a long white cloak passed me on the white deck: whereupon I forgot mountains of reality and dreams. She was one of those tall, slim, long-limbed, dryad-sort of girls they are running up nowadays in England and America with much success.' Lord Ernest Borrow and Captain Anthony Fenton think they know a secret - a secret that could make them both rich - but they are interrupted on their quest between Naples and Alexandria by Sir Marcus Antonius Lark, by a woman who thinks she is the reincarnation of Cleopatra, an American Heiress, and Mrs. Jones, a mysterious Irish woman with a past. Will they ever find the secret? Or will their adventure lead them to another discovery altogether?

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His Dog Audiobook

His Dog

Author: Albert Payson Terhune Narrator: Roger Melin Release Date: August 2020

'His Dog' is a story about Link Ferris who finds an injured dog on his way home one evening. He knows nothing about dogs, but nurses it back to health and the two form a bond such as only can be formed between human and canine. Unable to locate the collie's owner, Link christens his dog 'Chum', the latter becoming invaluable in tending to the daily needs of his meager farm. Unknown to Ferris however, Chum's original owners have been looking for their lost collie, and the story finds Link torn between that which he knows is morally right and his love for what he believes has become his dog.

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Bruce Audiobook

Bruce

Author: Albert Payson Terhune Narrator: – Samr Release Date: August 2020

'Bruce' charts the story of an unwanted puppy who becomes loved by the mistress of the family. He is then enlisted as a carrier dog in World War I, completing heroic tasks and coming home a war hero.

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The Emperor of Portugallia Audiobook

The Emperor of Portugallia

Author: Selma Lagerlöf Narrator: Lars Rolander Release Date: August 2020

'The Emperor of Portugallia' by Selma Lagerlof was first published in 1914 in Sweden and in 1916 in English. The story is set in Vaermland around 1860 or 1870 and centers on Jan of Ruffluck Croft. He loves his daughter more than anything, but when the latter moves to Stockholm, she never sends a word home. As a result, Jan sinks into a dream-world where she is the noble Empress of Portugallia and he believes himself to be Emperor too. His whole world and all his thoughts are dominated by the thoughts of her return and what will happen then. In the role of Emperor in the poor forest country where he lives, he can question the social hierarchies around him, and dressed in his Royal regalia he sits on the front bench in Church, and takes the place of honour at Parties etc. After 15 years his daughter returns home and is shocked to see what a mad clown her father has become.

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Almayer's Folly Audiobook

Almayer's Folly

Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Kristel Tretter Release Date: August 2020

'Almayer’s Folly' (1895) is Joseph Conrad’s debut novel. It centers on the Dutch trader Kaspar Almayer, who comes to Borneo with a suitcaseful of dreams. He settles on the exotic island among the Malays and mainly deals in river trade. His half-Malay daughter, Nina, is met with reluctance by the local community. But Almayer wants to put an end to his waning career as a merchant and hopes to find the island's hidden gold mine, so that he can return to Amsterdam as a wealthy man, with his daughter, and give her both financial and social status. But fate can be cruel, not least in the colonies. This is the story of a man living at the edge of two cultures, having to adapt both sociologically and psychologically to a new environment. Here Conrad masterfully combines romance and adventure with moral and existential issues.

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Liliecrona's Home Audiobook

Liliecrona's Home

Author: Selma Lagerlöf Narrator: Lars Rolander Release Date: August 2020

At the bottom of the dried out Svartsjö lake (Black Lake) lies the Lövdala Parsonage with its stables and outhouses. There resides the good-hearted, widowed Pastor Lyselius and his beautiful daughter. One day, his new wife arrives and she turns out to be a wicked stepmother. She torments her servants and especially the parson's daughter, Maia Lisa. We follow Maia Lisa through torments and sufferings where she gets ever new and harder burdens to carry on her weak shoulders. But by her side through it all is clear-eyed Little Maid, who is never afraid to say what she thinks. It is hard to see her stepmother take control Lövdala and to see her father's his nice personality vanish as he becomes a marionette in his new wife's hands. 'Liliecrona's Home' was first published in Sweden in 1911 and was translated to English by Anna Barwell in 1913.

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Lad: A Dog Audiobook

Lad: A Dog

Author: Albert Payson Terhune Narrator: Greg Giordano Release Date: August 2020

'Lad: A God' was first published in 1919. It is made up of twelve short-stories, inspired by Terhune’s real-life Rough Collie, Lad. Through his dog’s fictional adventures, Terhune expresses his opinions on breeding and parenting. The book was a major hit, and has gone through multiple reprints. The twelves stories making up this novel are: 'His Mate', 'Quiet', 'A Miracle or Two', 'His Little Son', 'For a Bit of Ribbon', 'Lost!', 'The Throwback', 'The Golden Hat', 'Speaking of Utility', 'The Killer', 'Wolf', and 'In the Day of Battle'.

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The Secret Agent Audiobook

The Secret Agent

Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Cori Samuel Release Date: August 2020

Adolf Verlof runs a sex shop in 1880’s London, but his real profession is even shadier. He’s a so-called 'agent provocateur' for the Embassy, whose mission it is to infiltrate and spy on a relatively harmless group of anarchists. His employers are impatiently waiting for the group to do something radical enough that they can use it as an excuse to harden their actions against the many socialist and anarchistic groups that are sprouting up around the country. To move things along, they order Verlof to get the group to plant a bomb at Greenwich Observatory, a place that symboles world order.

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