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  1. The House on the Lake: The new gripping and haunting thriller from the bestselling author of Day of  Audiobook The House on the Lake: The new gripping and haunting thriller from the bestselling author of Day of
  2. Letters on Motherhood Audiobook Letters on Motherhood
  3. Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe Audiobook Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe
  4. Into the Fire Audiobook Into the Fire
  5. The Sun Sister Audiobook The Sun Sister
  6. Sea Witch Audiobook Sea Witch
  7. Get Sh*t Done: The Ultimate Guide to Productivity, Procrastination, & Profitability Audiobook Get Sh*t Done: The Ultimate Guide to Productivity, Procrastination, & Profitability
  8. The Lost Pianos of Siberia: In search of Russia’s remarkable survivors Audiobook The Lost Pianos of Siberia: In search of Russia’s remarkable survivors
  9. The Last Day: The Sunday Times bestseller and one of their best books of 2020 Audiobook The Last Day: The Sunday Times bestseller and one of their best books of 2020
  10. The Chase Audiobook The Chase
The M. R. James BBC Radio Collection: Dramatisations and readings of his classic ghost stories Audiobook

The M. R. James BBC Radio Collection: Dramatisations and readings of his classic ghost stories

Spine-tingling stories by M. R. James, plus a chilling original drama and two bonus programmes about his life and work M. R. James was the master of the uncanny. His classic supernatural stories have haunted readers for over a century, and been adapted countless times for radio, TV and film. This collection features dramatisations of twelve of his most popular stories – The Mezzotint; Casting the Runes; The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral; A Warning to the Curious; Rats; Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad; The Tractate Middoth; Lost Hearts; The Rose Garden; Number 13; Martin’s Close and Count Magnus. Among the star-studded casts are Mark Gatiss, Derek Jacobi, James D’Arcy, Anton Lesser, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Donald Wolfit. Also included are a trio of readings by Benjamin Whitrow: Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook; A School Story and The Haunted Dolls’ House. Neil Brand’s disturbing drama The Haunting of M. R. James, starring Mark Gatiss and Fenella Woolgar, sees horrific events from James’s own stories echoed in reality. The life of M. R. James is discussed by Muriel Gray and Christopher Frayling in an episode of biography series Great Lives, presented by Humphrey Carpenter. Finally, in a fascinating documentary – The Ghosts of M.R. James – Michell Raper examines the author’s life and work, with readings from several of his stories. Running Order: The Mezzotint Casting the Runes The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral A Warning to the Curious Rats Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad The Tractate Middoth Lost Hearts The Rose Garden Number 13 Canon Alberic's Scrapbook A School Story The Haunted Doll's House Martin's Close Count Magnus The Haunting of M. R. James Great Lives: M. R. James The Ghosts of M. R. James

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The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo & The Lady of the Camellias: Three BBC Radio 4 full- Audiobook

The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo & The Lady of the Camellias: Three BBC Radio 4 full-

A BBC Radio collection bringing together much-loved works by Alexandre Dumas and Alexandre Dumas fils, starring Timothy Spall, Anton Lesser, Iain Glen, Ruth Wilson and Dan Stevens. Alexandre Dumas père and fils are among the most popular and widely read authors in French literature, whose works have been adapted numerous times for stage, screen and radio. This BBC radio collection brings together three of their most famous tales of chivalry, heroism and romance. The Three Musketeers In this immortal tale of intrigue and derring-do, dashing young swordsman D’Artagnan and three members of King Louis XIII’s elite royal guard – Athos, Porthos and Aramis – embark on a series of adventures full of duelling, danger, courage and camaraderie. The Count of Monte Cristo Marseilles, 1815. Nineteen-year-old seaman Edmond Dantès is engaged to the beautiful Mercédès and about to be promoted to Captain. But his luck runs out when three acquaintances betray him, and he is condemned to fourteen years’ solitary confinement in the Chateau D'If. Escaping the notorious prison, Dantès plots his enemies’ destruction. His revenge will prove devastating… The Lady of the Camellias Written by Alexandre Dumas fils, this poignant tale of doomed love tells the story of Marguerite Gautier, a Parisian courtesan who goes on a journey through worldliness, romance, renunciation and atonement, thanks to a passionate affair with young Armand Duval. The Three Musketeers Written by Alexandre Dumas D'Artagnan – Jamie Glover Athos – Robert Glenister Porthos – Timothy Spall Aramis – Anton Lesser D'Artagnan’s father – James Taylor Jussac/Des Essarts – David Jarvis De Treville – Malcolm Ward King – Nicholas Boulton Planchet – Dominic Letts Bonacieux – Norman Bird Musketeer/Rochefort – Michael Onslow Narrator – John Rowe Madame Bonacieux – Helena Breck Duke of Buckingham – Michael Cochrane Queen – Teresa Gallagher Cardinal Richelieu – Julian Glover Magistrate – John Evitts Warder/Grimaud – Tom Bevan Bazin – David Rowan De Wardes – Kim Wall Milady de Winter – Imelda Staunton Lord de Winter – Gareth Armstrong Felton – Lyndam Gregory With Rachel Atkins, Nicholas Murchie, Peter Kenny, Frances Jeater and Stuart Organ Dramatised by James Saunders Produced and directed by Martin Jenkins The Count of Monte Cristo Written by Alexandre Dumas Edmond Dantes – Iain Glen Haydee – Jane Lapotaire Abbe Faria – Richard Johnson Monsieur Morrell/Operator – Robert Blythe Danglars – Toby Jones Fernand de Morcerf – Zubin Varla Caderousse – Ben Crowe Jacopo – Joe Sims Captain Patin – Patrick Brennan Albert de Morcerf/Antoine/Andrea Cavalcanti – Will Howard Claude/Coachman/Bertuccio/Banker – Paul Stonehouse Max Morrell – Adam Nagaitis Mathilde– Liza Sadovy Julie Morrell/Eugenie Danglars – Eleanor Crooks Younger Haydee – Amber Rose Revah Gerard de Villefort – Paul Rhys Mercédès de Morcerf – Josette Simon Heloise de Villefort – Kate Fleetwood General Noirtier – Karl Johnson Hermine Danglars – Stephanie Racine Valentine de Villefort – Lizzy Watts Madame Lascelles/Actor – Sarah Thom Edourd de Villefort – Finn Monteath Adapted for radio by Sebastian Baczkiewicz Produced and directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko Music by David Tobin and Jeff Meegan The Lady of the Camellias Written by Alexandre Dumas fils Marguerite – Ruth Wilson Duval – Dan Stevens Dumas – Joseph Kloska Marguerite's sister/Prudence/Maid – Manon Edwards Gravedigger/Ernest/Count – Dick Bradnum Gaston/Porter – Keiron Self Duval Senior – Steffan Rhodri Olympe – Lynne Seymour Adapted by Frances Byrnes Produced and directed by Polly Thomas

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House Made of Dawn: A Novel Audiobook

House Made of Dawn: A Novel

Author: N. Scott Momaday Narrator: Darrell Dennis, N. Scott Momaday Release Date: March 2020

The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning classic from N. Scott Momaday A young Native American, Abel has come home from war to find himself caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his grandfather’s, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, and the ancient rites and traditions of his people. But the other world—modern, industrial America—pulls at Abel, demanding his loyalty, claiming his soul, and goading him into a destructive, compulsive cycle of depravity and disgust.  Beautifully rendered and deeply affecting, House Made of Dawn has moved and inspired readers and writers for the last fifty years. It remains, in the words of The Paris Review, “both a masterpiece about the universal human condition and a masterpiece of Native American literature.”

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Cumbres Borrascosas Audiobook

Cumbres Borrascosas

Author: Emily Brontë Narrator: Silvia Torrico Release Date: March 2020

Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. La poderosa y hosca figura de Heathcliff domina Cumbres Borrascosas, novela apasionada y tempestuosa cuya sensibilidad se adelantó a su tiempo. Los brumosos y sombríos páramos de Yorkshire son el singular escenario donde se desarrolla con fuerza arrebatadora esta historia de venganza y odio, de pasiones desatadas y amores desesperados que van más allá de la muerte y que hacen de ella una de las obras más singulares y atractivas de todos los tiempos. Cumbres Borrascosas es la novela más conocida de su autora, la escritora inglesa Emily Brontë y ha sido llevada al cine con gran éxito en varias ocasiones.

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The Secret Garden Audiobook

The Secret Garden

Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett Narrator: Alison Larkin Release Date: March 2020

The award-winning narrator of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass brings the beloved classic The Secret Garden to sparkling new life in this delightful, highly accessible production. When her parents die from cholera in India, orphan Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in a cold, dark mansion in England. Then she discovers a secret garden that has been locked since her Aunt died ten years earlier... Frances Hodgson Burnett was a British born American playwright and author best known for her children's stories Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Little Princess and The Secret Garden. Alison Larkin is the award-winning narrator of over 200 audiobooks including The Complete Novels by Jane Austen and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. www.alisonlarkin

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East Lynne: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation Audiobook

East Lynne: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Author: Michael Bakewell Narrator: David Collings, Moir Leslie, Rosemary Leach Release Date: March 2020

A seven-part BBC radio dramatisation of Mrs Henry Wood’s sensational Victorian bestseller, suffused with infidelity and double identities Lord Mount Severn's country seat, East Lynne, is magnificent – but its owner is penniless, and when the noble lord dies suddenly, his daughter is left destitute. To avoid misery and humiliation, Lady Isabel accepts a proposal of marriage from Mr Carlyle, the new owner of the estate. However, she soon finds herself battling with two strong emotions: her jealousy of her husband’s friend Barbara Hare, and her attraction to the handsome Captain Levison. Suspecting Carlyle of infidelity, she takes drastic action and leaves her husband and children to run away with Levison – only to realise he has no intention of marrying her. No sooner has Lady Isabel been betrayed by her wicked suitor than she is left unrecognisably disfigured by a terrible train crash. With her life in ruins, she adopts a new name and heads back to the place she once called home – East Lynne… Adapted by Michael Bakewell, this much-loved melodrama stars Rosemary Leach as Mrs Henry Wood, Moir Leslie as Lady Isabel, David Collings as Mr Carlyle and Anthony Edridge as Francis Levison. Written by Mrs Henry Wood Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Directed by Richard Johnson First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 14 June-26 July 1987

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Coming Up for Air Audiobook

Coming Up for Air

Author: Sarah Leipciger Narrator: Claudia Jessie, Deborah Mcbride, Elliot Cowan Release Date: March 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Three extraordinary lives intertwine across oceans and time. On the banks of the River Seine in 1899, a young woman takes her final breath before plunging into the icy water. Although she does not know it, her decision will set in motion an astonishing chain of events. It will lead to 1950s Norway, where a grieving toy-maker is on the cusp of a transformative invention, all the way to present-day Canada where a journalist, battling a terrible disease, risks everything for one last chance to live. Taking inspiration from a remarkable true story, Coming Up for Air is a bold, richly imagined novel about the transcendent power of storytelling and the immeasurable impact of every human life. © Sarah Leipciger 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Our Man In Havana: An Introduction by Christopher Hitchens Audiobook

Our Man In Havana: An Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

Author: Graham Greene Narrator: Jeremy Northam Release Date: March 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. 'Graham Greene had wit and grace and character and story and a transcendent universal compassion that places him for all time in the ranks of world literature' John Le Carré Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts. His adolescent daughter spends his money with a skill that amazes him, so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he's tempted. In return all he has to do is carry out a little espionage and file a few reports. But when his fake reports start coming true, things suddenly get more complicated and Havana becomes a threatening place. © Graham Greene 1970 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The Third Man and The Fallen Idol Audiobook

The Third Man and The Fallen Idol

Author: Graham Greene Narrator: George Blagden, Martin Jarvis Release Date: March 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. The Third Man is Graham Greene's brilliant recreation of post-war Vienna, a 'smashed dreary city' occupied by the four Allied powers. Rollo Martins, a second-rate novelist, arrives penniless to visit his friend and hero, Harry Lime. But Harry has died in suspicious circumstances, and the police are closing in on his associates... The Fallen Idol is the chilling story of a small boy caught up in the games that adults play. Left in the care of the butler and his wife whilst his parents go on a fortnight's holiday, Philip realises too late the danger of lies and deceit. But the truth is even deadlier. © Graham Greene 2001 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Dr Fischer of Geneva Audiobook

Dr Fischer of Geneva

Author: Graham Greene Narrator: Julian Wadham Release Date: March 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. ‘Manages to say more about love, hate, happiness, grief, immortality, greed and the disgustingly rich than most contemporary English novels three times the length’ The Times Doctor Fischer despises the human race. A millionaire with a taste for sadism, he spends his time and money planning notorious parties, entertainments designed to expose the shallowness and greed of his craven hangers-on. Black comedy and painful satire combine in a totally compelling novel. © Graham Greene 1999 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The Ministry of Fear Audiobook

The Ministry of Fear

Author: Graham Greene Narrator: Oliver Chris Release Date: March 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. For Arthur Rowe the charity fête was a trip back to childhood, to innocence, a welcome chance to escape the terror of the Blitz, to forget twenty years of his past and a murder. Then he guesses the weight of the cake, and from that moment on he's a hunted man, the target of shadowy killers, on the run and struggling to remember and to find the truth. © Graham Greene 1973 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Doña Perfecta Audiobook

Doña Perfecta

Author: Benito Pérez Galdós Narrator: Israel Elejalde Release Date: March 2020

Temprana novela de Pérez Galdós que cuenta el enamoramiento entre dos jóvenes pertenecientes a dos mundos de una misma España. «Los ciegos serían felices en este país, que para la lengua es paraíso y para los ojos infierno.» Benito Pérez Galdós fue un hombre de gran cultura y vitalidad, ávido lector de la literatura inglesa y francesa de su época, y amante de las artes. Su obra narrativa, enmarcada en el realismo, supera este esquema y, como antes hiciera Cervantes, creó vidas y mundos de ficción en los que lo real se muestra en perpetuo conflicto entre la razón y el corazón. Doña perfecta, novela fundamental para comprender su obra, nos muestra los contrastes entre los conservadores y los liberales del siglo XIX en España, a la vez que hace una crítica de los tradicionalistas. Esta edición incluye una introducción que contextualiza la obra, un aparato de notas, una cronología y una bibliografía esencial, así como también varias propuestas de discusión y debate en torno a la lectura. Está al cuidado de José Montero Padilla, catedrático de lengua y literatura española de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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