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  1. The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age Audiobook The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age
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  2. Run Away: From the international #1 bestselling author Audiobook Run Away: From the international #1 bestselling author
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  3. Girls with Sharp Sticks Audiobook Girls with Sharp Sticks
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  4. Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too Audiobook Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too
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  5. Unshakeable: 365 Devotions for Finding Unwavering Strength in God's Word Audiobook Unshakeable: 365 Devotions for Finding Unwavering Strength in God's Word
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  6. The ONE Thing by Gary Keller Audiobook The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
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  7. The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did): THE #1 SUNDAY Audiobook The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did): THE #1 SUNDAY
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  8. Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals Audiobook Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
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  9. This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Audiobook This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
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  10. The Forgotten Guide to Happiness Audiobook The Forgotten Guide to Happiness
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The Virginia Woolf BBC Radio Drama Collection: Seven full-cast dramatisations Audiobook

The Virginia Woolf BBC Radio Drama Collection: Seven full-cast dramatisations

The collected BBC radio adaptations of Virginia Woolf's pioneering modernist novels The Voyage Out A sea voyage to South America turns into a journey of self-discovery for naïve Rachel Vinrace. Night and Day In pre-First World War London, aristocrat Katharine Hilbery and suffragette Mary Datchet have their assumptions about love challenged. Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf's masterpiece charts one day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, as she prepares to host an important party. To the Lighthouse Centring around a summer home on Skye, Virginia Woolf's landmark tale follows the Ramsay family and their guests before and after World War I. Orlando The adventures of time-travelling, gender-swapping poet Orlando, who is born male in Elizabethan England and dies female over 300 years later. The Waves In this radical 'play-poem', six characters look back on their childhood and first forays into adulthood, and reflect on the loss of their friend Percival. Between the Acts An eccentric artist devises a pageant celebrating English history - but it is 1939, and the shadow of war hangs over England's present. Among the stars of these seven poignant, penetrating dramatisations are Bertie Carvel, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Dervla Kirwan, John Lynch, Geraldine James, Anna Massey and Don Warrington.

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The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection: Five full-cast productions Audiobook

The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection: Five full-cast productions

The collected BBC radio productions of the major works of Oscar Wilde, plus bonus play by Neil Bartlett Loved for his flamboyant personality, sparkling wit and brilliant epigrams, Oscar Wilde was a comic genius and a literary icon. This collection reflects the many facets of his dazzling talent. Here are dramatisations of his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, a Gothic tale of a gilded aristocrat who makes a dangerous pact, as well as four scintillating social comedies - Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband. Among the distinguished casts are Ian MacDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Edward Fox, Diana Rigg, Martin Clunes, Michael Hordern and Judi Dench. Moving examples of his correspondence are revealed in The Letters of Oscar Wilde and De Profundis, read by Simon Callow and Simon Russell Beale respectively, and his most famous poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, is performed live by stars including Ian McKellen, Neil Tennant and Stephen Fry. In addition, a bonus drama, In Extremis by Neil Bartlett, starring Corin Redgrave and Sheila Hancock, reimagines Oscar Wilde's hastily arranged sitting with a society palm reader, a week before the trial that would cost him so dearly.

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A Passage to India: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Audiobook

A Passage to India: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Author: E.M. Forster Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: April 2019

Based on the classic novel by E M Forster, this epic full-cast drama is set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian Independence movement during the 1920s. When Adela Quested and her companion Mrs Moore arrive in the Indian town of Chandrapore, they quickly feel trapped by its insular and prejudiced 'Anglo-Indian' community. Determined to escape the parochial English enclave and explore the 'real India', they seek the guidance of the charming and mercurial Dr Aziz, a cultivated Indian Muslim. Through them, Aziz becomes friends with Cyril Fielding. But a mysterious incident occurs when Aziz accompanies the women to explore the Marabar Caves, and the well-respected doctor soon finds himself at the centre of a scandal that rouses violent passions among both the British and their Indian subjects. The consequences affect everyone, and threaten Aziz and Fielding's friendship. Exploring issues of colonialism, faith and the limits of comprehension, the story begins and ends by posing a question: in this context, is it possible for an Englishman and an Indian to be friends?

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Right Ho, Jeeves Audiobook

Right Ho, Jeeves

Author: P.G. Wodehouse Narrator: Simon Jones Release Date: April 2019

Neil Gaiman once asked Douglas Adams who his literary inspiration was for The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy. He said ''P.G. Wodehouse, but nobody ever notices.'" So, with a tip of the hat to Adams' genius, we present his great friend Simon Jones (aka the original Arthur Dent) reading Wodehouse. What Ho! With his unique blend of tongue-in-cheek humor and gravitas, award-winning narrator and Golden Voice Simon Jones revives the classic pairing of Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves in this rollicking new recording of Right Ho, Jeeves. Straight from his role in the eagerly anticipated Downton Abbey movie, Simon brings the charming, wacky world of everyone's favorite bumbling aristocrat, Bertie Wooster, and his brilliant, long-suffering manservant Jeeves to sparkling new life. Right Ho, Jeeves, first published in 1934, features Bertie and Jeeves installed at Brinkley Court, the home of Bertie's formidable Aunt Dahlia. The usual mayhem betwixt Bertie's friends and relatives ensues, with Bertie inadvertently - and inevitably - fanning the flames of chaos, leaving Jeeves to come to the rescue of all in the end. BONUS! We've included the first complete Bertie and Jeeves story, "Leave it to Jeeves", as a special addition. Bertie and Jeeves are in New York City and Bertie attempts to aid his artistic friend Corky in his pursuit of love. All goes dreadfully awry and, naturally, only Jeeves can untangle the knots. The stories are followed by a fascinating interview in which Simon Jones talks with Alison Larkin about England, America, Douglas Adams, P G Wodehouse and his own encounters with the number 42.

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Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel: The Complete Series 1-3: A recreation of the Marx Brothers' lost sho Audiobook

Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel: The Complete Series 1-3: A recreation of the Marx Brothers' lost sho

Author: Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin Narrator: , Frank Lazarus, Michael Roberts Release Date: March 2019

A BBC radio recreation of the Marx Brothers' lost shows, starring Michael Roberts and Frank Lazarus 'For me this BBC version is a flattering improvement!' Nat Perrin, co-creator of the original 1992 Marx Brothers Radio series First broadcast on America's NBC network between 1932-33, Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel charted the exploits of shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel (played by Groucho Marx) and his dopeyassistant, Emmanuel Ravelli (played by Chico Marx). The original recordings were lost, but the scripts were rediscovered in 1988, and adapted and re-recorded by BBC Radio 4 in 1990-92 in front of a live studio audience. Fast-paced and full of quickfire gags, the show proved a hit, winning a Gold Medal at the New York International Festival in 1992. Included here are all three radio series, produced by the award-winning Dirk Maggs (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and published together for the very first time. In these eighteen episodes, the duo look after a Rembrandt, try to bamboozle a millionaire, stay in a haunted mansion and join the carnival - along with many other hilarious misadventures. Michael Roberts takes on Groucho's role as Flywheel, while Frank Lazarus deputises for Chico as Ravelli. Among the regular cast are Lorelei King, Graham Hoadly and Vincent Marzello, with guest stars including Spike Milligan and Dick Vosburgh.

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The Henry James BBC Radio Drama Collection: 10 full-cast dramatisations Audiobook

The Henry James BBC Radio Drama Collection: 10 full-cast dramatisations

The definitive collection of full-cast BBC radio dramatisations of Henry James' classic novels - plus a bonus documentary about his life and work One of the greatest and most influential American novelists, Henry James is loved for his compelling storytelling, vividly realised characters and perceptive exploration of the shifting relationships between Europeans and Americans. But he also possessed extraordinary insights into the secrets of the human heart, as shown in the ten dramas in this collection. Roderick Hudson explores how love and obsession intermingle as old and new worlds collide; The American mixes humour and heartache in a tale of a self-made millionaire and an aristocratic young Frenchwoman; and desire and propriety clash in Daisy Miller when Frederick Winterbourne meets the beautiful, free-spirited Daisy. Pursued by two suitors, Isabel Archer longs for freedom in The Portrait of a Lady; while a literary editor insinuates himself into the lives of an elderly spinster and her niece in The Aspern Papers. What Maisie Knew is James' classic tale of divorce seen through a child's eyes; while Gothic ghost story The Turn of the Screw tells the terrifying tale of a governess who tries to protect two young children from the forces of evil. The Wings of the Dove is a heartbreaking story of a doomed love triangle; dark comedy The Ambassadors features yearning and betrayal in aristocratic Paris; and The Golden Bowl explores two marriages and the secret that threatens to tear them apart. The casts of these sweeping radio dramas include Kate Hudson, Kate Phillips, Emma Cunniffe, Jodie Comer, Henry Goodman and Toby Jones, with John Lynch as Henry James. Also featured is a bonus programme, The Master, in which Sarah Churchwell discusses James' life and novels with author Colm Tóibin and biographer Hermione Lee.

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Joan of Arc Audiobook

Joan of Arc

Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Jim Hodges Release Date: March 2019

Most people are unaware that Mark Twain spent over a decade researching Saint Joan of Arc and wrote what he considered to be his greatest work-Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc-originally published in Harper's Magazine in 1895 as chapters attributed to the fictitious author Sieur Louis de Conte. When the public found out that Twain was actually the author, many were suspicious, thinking Twain was perpetrating some kind of a joke. Twain's biographer Albert Paine defends Twain saying it is actually his greatest writing: 'Considered from every point of view, Joan of Arc is Mark Twain's supreme literary expression, the loftiest, the most delicate, the most luminous example of his work.'

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The Betrothed Audiobook

The Betrothed

Author: Alessandro Manzoni Narrator: Nicholas Boulton Release Date: March 2019

After the jealous tyrant Don Rodrigo foils their wedding, young Lombardian peasants Lucia and Lorenzo must separate and flee for their safety. Their difficult path to matrimony takes place against the turbulent backdrop of the Thirty Years War, where lawlessness and exploitation are at their height. Lucia takes refuge in a convent, where she is later abducted and taken on a nightmarish journey to a sinister castle, while Lorenzo goes to Milan, where he witnesses famine, riots and plague - all evoked through meticulous description and with stunning immediacy. The Betrothed is a masterful example of historical fiction and remains one of the most famous novels in Italian literature. **Contact Customer Service for Additional Content**

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L'Assommoir Audiobook

L'Assommoir

Author: émile Zola Narrator: Leighton Pugh Release Date: March 2019

Brutal, gripping and heart wrenching, L'Assommoir (also known as The Drinking Den) chronicles the tragic downward spiral of Gervaise Macquart, a good-natured and hardworking laundress who slides into alcoholism and despair. After her lover abandons her and their two children, Gervaise marries a tin worker, Coupeau, who helps her rebuild her life. She starts her own business and the two have a daughter, Anna (the protagonist of Zola's later novel, Nana). But their happiness is short-lived as a freak accident leaves Coupeau seriously injured, beginning the family's fall into alcohol, desperation and violence. Disturbingly realistic, L'Assommoir is a vivid portrayal of life in late 19th-century Paris. **Contact Customer Service for Additional Content**

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Manhattan Transfer Audiobook

Manhattan Transfer

Author: John Dos Passos Narrator: Joe Barrett Release Date: March 2019

Considered by many to be John Dos Passos's greatest work, Manhattan Transfer is an 'expressionistic picture of New York' (New York Times) in the 1920s that reveals the lives of wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike. From Fourteenth Street to the Bowery, Delmonico's to the underbelly of the city waterfront, Dos Passos chronicles the lives of characters struggling to become a part of modernity before they are destroyed by it. More than ninety years after its first publication, Manhattan Transfer still stands as 'a novel of the very first importance' (Sinclair Lewis). It is a masterpiece of modern fiction and a lasting tribute to the dual-edged nature of the American dream.

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Ulysses by James Joyce Audiobook

Ulysses by James Joyce

Ulysses is a novel by James Joyce, first serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on February 2, 1922, in Paris. It is considered one of the most important works of Modernist literature. Ulysses chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title alludes to the hero of Homer's Odyssey (Latinised into Ulysses), and there are many parallels, both implicit and explicit, between the two works (e.g., the correspondences between Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus). Few first editions generate more excitement among traders in rare books than Ulysses. Since the novel's debut, many experts have reinterpreted surviving drafts to produce revised texts, but this edition remains the one that Joyce himself reviewed and corrected prior to the initial publication. Thus, this volume represents the version truest to the author's vision.

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The Knight of Maison-Rouge Audiobook

The Knight of Maison-Rouge

Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Simon Vance Release Date: February 2019

The Knight of Maison Rouge is the story of what happens when two people from opposite political camps fall in love during Robespierre's reign of terror. Paris, 1793. Lieutenant Maurice Lindey is an ardent young republican who hates tyranny and injustice whether they come from the left or right. But such even-handedness is a liability at a time when addressing someone as 'monsieur' instead of 'citizen' can bring one to the guillotine. Maurice makes daily visits to his love, Genevieve Dixmer, who lives in a quarter known as the hiding place of the Chevalier of Maison Rouge, a daring counterrevolutionary with notorious plans to free Marie Antoinette, who languishes in prison awaiting trial and inevitable execution. Soon Lindey is drawn in to the plot by the queen's champion.

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