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  1. How Not To Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss Audiobook How Not To Diet: The Groundbreaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss
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  2. ZED Audiobook ZED
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  3. 488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct Audiobook 488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct
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  4. Who Did You Tell?: From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour Audiobook Who Did You Tell?: From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour
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  5. Seven Worlds One Planet Audiobook Seven Worlds One Planet
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  6. The Librarian of Auschwitz: The heart-breaking international bestseller based on the incredible true Audiobook The Librarian of Auschwitz: The heart-breaking international bestseller based on the incredible true
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  7. How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expec Audiobook How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expec
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  8. The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More Audiobook The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life Is Worth More
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  9. The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose Audiobook The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
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  10. After Audiobook After
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Rumpole: The Teenage Werewolf & other stories: Four BBC Radio 4 dramatisations Audiobook

Rumpole: The Teenage Werewolf & other stories: Four BBC Radio 4 dramatisations

Author: John Clifford Mortimer Narrator: Matt Smith, Prunella Scales, Timothy West Release Date: January 2020

Timothy West stars as Rumpole in these four fantastic radio dramas Rumpole and the Teenage Werewolf Rumpole heads to the Home Counties to defend Ben, a teenager accused of sending emails deemed to be sexually harassing, and of an actual physical attack on a girl. Rumpole and the Right to Privacy Rumpole leaves the Old Bailey to defend a civil case: an editor of a local newspaper who is accused of breaching a successful businessman's right to privacy. Truth Makes All Things Plain If one man can be counted on to fight injustice and insist on a fair trial for everyone, whatever their circumstances, it is Horace Rumpole. So when the beautiful Tiffany Khan learns that her husband has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism, she calls for his help right away. The Past Catches up with us All As he struggles to win justice for his client, Rumpole finds that his marriage to She Who Must Be Obeyed is, rather like his waistcoat, straining at the seams. Timothy West stars as Rumpole and Prunella Scales as Hilda, with Matt Smith as Ben, Nigel Anthony as Claude Erskine-Brown and Michael Cochrane as 'Soapy Sam' Ballard. Cast and credits Written by John Mortimer Directed by Marilyn Imrie Rumpole and the Teenage Werewolf First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 19 July 2006 Horace Rumpole - Timothy West Hilda Rumpole - Prunella Scales Hermione Swithin - Felicity Montagu Mr Beazley - Nicholas Le Provost Chris Swithin - Philip Jackson Ben Swithin - Matt Smith Judge Denis Wintergreen - Karl Johnson Adrian Hodinott - Sean Baker Felicity Halliday - Ellie Beaven Rumpole and the Right to Privacy First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 26 July 2006 Horace Rumpole - Timothy West Hilda Rumpole. - Prunella Scales Mr Rankin - David Shaw-Parker Claude Erskine-Brown - Nigel Anthony Liz Probert - Elaine Claxton Hugo Winterton - Anton Rogers Gervase Johnson - Stephen Critchlow Sir Mike Smedley - Kim Durham Mrs Justice Erskine-Brown - Joanna David Truth Makes All Things Plain First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 15 August 2007 Horace Rumpole - Timothy West Hilda Rumpole - Prunella Scales Judge Bullingham - Christopher Benjamin Tiffany Khan - Lily Bevan 'Soapy Sam' Ballard - Michael Cochrane Bonny Bernard - Bruce Alexander Dr Mahmood Khan - Shiv Grewal Barrington Whiteside - Geoffrey Whitehead Will Timson - Ben Crowe Peter Plaistow - Christopher Scott Mrs Justice Templett - Joanna David Fred Sugden - Kim Durham Ian Antrim - Nigel Anthony The Past Catches up with us All First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 22 August 2007 Horace Rumpole - Timothy West Hilda Rumpole - Prunella Scales Claude Erskine-Brown - Nigel Anthony Fred Sugden - Kim Durham Dr Mahmood Khan - Shiv Grewal Will Timson - Ben Crowe Judge Bullingham - Christopher Benjamin Bonny Bernard - Bruce Alexander Barrington Whiteside - Geoffrey Whitehead Peter Plaistow - Christopher Scott

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Agnes Grey Audiobook

Agnes Grey

Author: Anne Brontë Narrator: Louise Brealey Release Date: January 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. When her family becomes impoverished after a disastrous financial speculation, Agnes Grey determines to find work as a governess in order to contribute to their meagre income and assert her independence. But Agnes's enthusiasm is swiftly extinguished as she struggles first with the unmanageable Bloomfield children and then with the painful disdain of the haughty Murray family; the only kindness she receives comes from Mr Weston, the sober young curate. Drawing on her own experience, Anne Brontë's first novel offers a compelling personal perspective on the desperate position of unmarried, educated women for whom becoming a governess was the only respectable career open in Victorian society. © Angeline Goreau, 1988, 2004 (P) Penguin Audio

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Bartleby, el escribiente: Una historia de Wall Street Audiobook

Bartleby, el escribiente: Una historia de Wall Street

Author: Herman Melville Narrator: Martiño Rivas Release Date: January 2020

Conmemoramos el bicentenario del nacimiento de Melville con la edición de una de sus obras más célebres que incluye, además, una introducción de Enrique Vila-Matas. «Preferiría no hacerlo -repetí yo como si fuera su eco, levantándome muy alterado y cruzando la habitación de una zancada-. ¿Qué quiere decir?» Considerada una obra maestra de la narración corta, Bartleby, el escribiente constituye una pieza anticipatoria de la literatura existencialista y del absurdo. A través del protagonista, un escribiente que se enfrenta a las demandas de la realidad con una inquietante respuesta, «preferiría no hacerlo», el estoicismo, la ironía, el humor y el sordo desasosiego alegórico presente en la obra del Melville se aúnan para expresar la obstinación del ser humano en su afán de obtener respuesta a las grandes preguntas o, al menos, seguir buscándolas. Esta edición presenta una traducción de María José Chulia y una brillante introducción de Enrique Vila-Matas, que reflexiona sobre esta historia que tiene un claro paralelismo con Kafka y ha influenciado a autores como Beckett, Camus, Gombrowicz o el mismo Vila-Matas.

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Rabi & Matthew Audiobook

Rabi & Matthew

Author: L.A. Witt Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo Release Date: January 2020

A queer retelling of Romeo & Juliet, except no one has to bury their gays. A decades-old family rivalry is reaching a boiling point as the patriarchs vie for a seat in Congress. Democrat vs Republican, Muslim vs Christian, Hashmi vs Swain - the Midwestern town of Arbor Hills is one spark away from an explosion of violence. So when two men find themselves irresistibly drawn together at a party, only to discover they were born on opposite sides of a bloody battle line, Matthew Swain and Rabi Hashmi know they should leave well enough alone. The pull between them is magnetic, though, and it's too strong to ignore. Unable to resist, they meet again in secret. Generations of hatred can't temper the passionate love growing between them, but two men falling for each other in the middle of a war zone can't hold back the inevitable clash. And when decades of political, religious, and personal strife finally come to a head, there will be blood.

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The Rover Audiobook

The Rover

Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: January 2020

As the Revolution rages in France, a seafarer named Peyrol, a master-gunner in the French republican navy, pirate, and for nearly fifty years "rover of the outer seas," comes to the end of a lifetime lived on the seas and seeks refuge in a remote farmhouse on the French Riviera. As he attempts to settle into a peaceful existence, Peyrol struggles to redefine himself and returns to the sea for one final voyage. The Rover is the last complete novel written by Joseph Conrad, and was published in 1923 shortly before his death. Conrad placed on the title page an epigraph taken from Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene: Sleep after toyle, port after stormie seas,Ease after warre, death after life, does greatly please This also became Conrad's epitaph.

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The Fox, The Captain's Doll & The Ladybird Audiobook

The Fox, The Captain's Doll & The Ladybird

Author: D.H. Lawrence Narrator: Gabrielle De Cuir Release Date: January 2020

D. H. Lawrence portrays human relationships-both tender and cruel-and the destructive effects of war in three classic novellas. In The Fox, two young women living on a small farm during the First World War find their solitary life interrupted. As a fox preys on their poultry, a human predator plans to prey on the women. The Captain's Doll explores the complex and intimate relationship between a German countess and a married Scottish soldier in occupied Germany, while in The Ladybird a wounded German prisoner of war has a disturbing and profound influence on the Englishwoman who visits him in the hospital.

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The Scarlet Letter Audiobook

The Scarlet Letter

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: B. J. Harrison, Nancy Peterson Release Date: January 2020

A tale of betrayal, revenge, loyalty, and redemption, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a true classic. Hester Prynne settles in a little town in Puritan-era Massachusetts while awaiting her husband's arrival from England. Hester becomes pregnant, exposing her sin in the eyes of the townsfolk. Her penalty: wearing an embroidered A on her bosom for the remainder of her life. When Hester's husband arrives in the town anticipating a joyous reunion with his young wife, he instead begins a cankering quest to uncover the father of Hester's child.

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Beowulf Audiobook

Beowulf

Author: Anonymous Narrator: Philip Harburgh Release Date: January 2020

The epic poem BEOWULF has enthralled readers for centuries with its tale of adventure, heroism, and glory in combat. The court of Hrothgar, good king of the Danes, has fallen under attack from the vile giant Grendel. Beowulf, a young hero of the Geats, comes with his band of dauntless warriors to aid the king and prove his might in combat and skill as a leader before ascending the throne of his own land. Believed by scholars to have been composed sometime between A.D. 700 and 1000 by an unknown author, BEOWULF stands today as the great literary masterpiece of the Anglo-Saxon language, also known as Old English. The epic is presented here in the popular Modern English verse translation by Francis Barton Gummere.

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Audiobook

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Author: Edwin A. Abbott Narrator: Philip Harburgh Release Date: January 2020

In FLATLAND, originally published in 1884, a humble square describes his two-dimensional world to benefit the inhabitants of Spaceland, the three-dimensional realm he discovers when he is visited by a being from beyond his plane. With dry wit and wild imagination, author Edwin Abbott Abbott builds a meticulous fantasy world rooted in an astute apprehension of psychology, politics, and social structures, as well as basic geometry. The story of FLATLAND, at once ridiculous and profound, delivers an incisive satire of social discourse that remains remarkably relevant today.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Audiobook

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Narrator: Michael Ward Release Date: January 2020

This timeless classic by Robert Louis Stevenson of man's struggle with his dual nature is brought to life in this audiobook edition.

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The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain Audiobook

The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Michael Ward Release Date: December 2019

The fifth and last of Dickens's Christmas novellas; Redlaw is a teacher of chemistry who often broods over wrongs done him and grief from his past. He is haunted by a spirit, a phantom twin and 'an awful likeness of himself' This spectre appears and proposes to Redlaw that he can allow him to 'forget the sorrow, wrong, and trouble you have known...to cancel their remembrance...' Redlaw agrees. As a consequence of the ghost's intervention, Redlaw is without memories of the painful incidents from his past. He experiences a universal anger that he cannot explain. His bitterness spreads to all around him, and as he perceives the horror he is causing and beseeches the ghost for deliverance. This Christmas tale by Dickens is more about the spirit of the holidays than about the holidays themselves, harking back to the first in the series, A Christmas Carol. Narrated by Michael Ward

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The Diary of a Madman, and Other Russian Sketches Audiobook

The Diary of a Madman, and Other Russian Sketches

Author: Anton Chekhov, Leonid Andreyev, Nikolai Gogol Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Release Date: December 2019

Centering on the picaresque realism of Nikolai Gogol's (1809-1852) mid-nineteenth-century visions of the extraordinary in everyday life, this collection mines the ambiance and mind of pre-Revolutionary Russia. These seven stories take us from the Miracle Mile of St. Petersburg's Nevsky Prospekt, and a summer night in a Ukrainian village, to the fantastical psychological geographies of fathers, sons, and madmen. Augmenting Gogol's visions are two disturbing tales by the foremost storyteller of Russia's "Silver Age" Leonid Andreyev (1871-1919), and a coda from one of Anton Chekhov's (1860-1904) stable of memorable characters. Contents include: Nevsky Prospekt - Nikolai GogolThe Diary of a Madman - Nikolai Gogol Silence - Leonid AndreyevMay Night or The Drowned Girl - Nikolai Gogol Laughter - Leonid AndreyevThe Portrait - Nikolai Gogol On the Harmfulness of Smoking Tobacco - Anton Chekhov

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