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  1. On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons Audiobook On Chapel Sands: My mother and other missing persons
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  3. The Lost Girls Audiobook The Lost Girls
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  4. The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga Audiobook The Orphans of Bell Lane: A powerful heartwarming saga
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  8. Exhalation Audiobook Exhalation
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  9. The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain Audiobook The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain
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Karma Sutra Audiobook

Karma Sutra

Author: Vatsayana Narrator: Gabrielle Drake Release Date: May 2017

The Kama Sutra is the world's most famous instruction manual on love and sexual technique. Written in the ancient Hindu language of Sanskrit 1700 hundred years ago it has long been accepted as the definitive treatise upon the subject of sexual behaviour. It is remarkable that it is still as relevant and instructive today as it was when it was written. Our production is read by Gabrielle Drake, a well known and respected actress who has performed in a variety of celebrated productions.

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The Well-Born Strumpet Audiobook

The Well-Born Strumpet

Author: Pornelope Narrator: Aiden Black Release Date: April 2019

Alyssa is a good girl-until her father dies and their home is sold to pay his gambling debts. Lord Worthington may have hired her to tutor his grandchildren, but first she has to reach his fine manor safely after being abandoned in a horrible storm! The four virile men who run the country inn where she takes sanctuary are happy to offer her food and lodging...in exchange for her innocence! ~~~~~ PG Excerpt ~~~~~ Nate kept telling her more stories that were so funny, she barely even cared when they began bordering on raunchy. Her blushes, she assured herself, could be written off to laughter and the stove's heat as easily as virginal embarrassment. "But that was afore Khenan joined us," he suddenly interrupted himself as he washed dirty dishes and stacked them neatly on the counter. "Gods alive, what a stir that caused! Brigands stole the ship he was on, and killed or ditched most of the crew; he was one of the few who made it safely to shore. He wandered about for a few days-daft in his head, you could say-and finally chanced on our little inn just at dinner's hour when a certain high lordship and his fair lady were stayin' the night. "Now she's such a one that a man's interest just has to stand and salute," he added enthusiastically, and wiggled his eyebrows for emphasis. "No way around it, and to my way o' thinkin', that's the finest praise any man can pay a woman, be she maid or maiden. And this one..." He sighed in blissful delight at some memory only he could see. "What a woman she is, and none too proud to reward a man for admirin' the view. "Then Khenan staggers in, naked as the day he was born, with his staff already hard and high from spyin' our cleanin' girl out in the yard. And a fine pretty lass she is, too, and never too busy for a kiss or a toss in the hay. "So this fine lady," he grinned, noting that Alyssa hadn't understood a single one of his lewd references, "jumps up from her table and coos over him like a mother hen with a wounded chick. Nothin' would do but she take him up to her own room and nurse him back to full health, so to speak, and she even barred her rich husband from the room so they wouldn't be disturbed. He was in a fine takin' over that, believe me! "But our Betsy, who'd followed Khenan inside, took his lordship in hand, you could say, and soothed his ruffled feathers half the night, bless her heart. None of us got a wink of sleep with Khenan and her ladyship upstairs, and Betsy with his lordship downstairs, and half the other patrons makin' their own party in the dinin' room. It was a wild night we'll never forget!" Alyssa envisioned an entirely different scenario, and nodded her confused agreement. "Her ladyship insisted on stayin' an extra three days 'til she was sure Khenan was in top form. He bore it like a trooper, to be sure, and decided the country life was so much to his likin', he stayed on to tend our horses." So he wasn't a slave after all, she realized, and tried to wrap her mind around the concept of a black man being a valued employee. "...she had to be carried out to their coach, poor woman, she was that tuckered out," Nate was saying when she finally recalled herself. "But his lordship had enjoyed the stay, and Betsy got a nice purse from it, so everyone was happy. And she makes certain they pass through here every fortnight or so-to check on Khenan's, ah, good health." "She sounds like a remarkable lady," Alyssa murmured, baffled but warmed by the woman's obvious devotion to the massive black stablehand. "Aye, that she is." Nate chuckled, and turned away to unobtrusively adjust the fit of his breeches. Just the lurid memory had made

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Venus in Furs Audiobook

Venus in Furs

Author: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Narrator: Michael Praed Release Date: May 2017

This is the best known work of the Austrian writer and poet Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch who based this tale of love, humiliation and obsession largely on his own life and gave the English language the word masochism. A compelling well written story it has inspired and influenced many psychologists, artists, writers and musicians from Thomas Mann to the Velvet Underground and even Freud, since its first publication in 1870. The reader Michael Praed is an accomplished actor whose extensive experience confidently captures this fascinating story of torment and sexual female domination.

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My Highland Rebel Audiobook

My Highland Rebel

Author: Amanda Forester Narrator: Louise Barrett Release Date: March 2017

Cormac Maclean would rather read than rampage, but his fearsome warlord father demands that he prove himself in war. Cormac chooses what he thinks is an easy target, only to encounter a fiery Highland lass leading a doomed rebellion and swearing revenge on him. Jyne Cambell is not about to give up her castle without a fight, even though her forces are far outnumbered. She's proud, hot-blooded, and hot-tempered. Cormac falls for her hard, but it's going to take all of his ingenuity to get her to surrender gracefully both to his sword and to his heart.

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Henry & June Audiobook

Henry & June

Author: Anais Nin Narrator: Cherie Lunghi Release Date: May 2017

Anais Nin wrote her diary at the end of 1931, at the close of a sexually tumultuous and emotional year as part of a ménage a trois with fellow writer Henry Miller and his beautiful wife June Mansfield. 'I really believe that if I were not a writer, not a creator, not an experimenter, I might have been a very faithful wife.' Nin's passionate and consuming relationship with Henry & June transformed a previously monogamous wife into an uninhibited and sexually liberated woman. Henry & June is a forthright and riveting account of a woman discovering her sensuality. Our production is read by Cherie Lunghi. As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company she has appeared in London and Stratford in many of its productions. Amongst her many film appearances have been Roland Joffe's 'The Mission', John Boorman's 'Excalibur' and Kenneth Branagh's 'Frankenstein'.

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Justine: Volume 1 Audiobook

Justine: Volume 1

Author: Marquis De Sade Narrator: Susan Penhaligon Release Date: May 2017

The Marquis De Sade completed the first draft of Justine Volume 1, a powerful and compelling descent into the realms of sexual perversity and sado masochism, during two weeks in 1787 while a prisoner in the Bastille. Sexual degradation, humiliation and erotic pain are eloquently and openly explored in a novel that was to become the most famous and infamous of all de Sade's work. Despite six reprints the book's candor and sexual explicitness outraged the French establishment so much so that both de Sade and his publisher were arrested and instructed to relinquish any further copies and manuscripts in their possession. Today Justine Volume 1 remains a quintessential chronicle of unspeakable carnal desires. This production is read by Susan Penhaligon who will be very familiar for her television work amongst which 'Casualty', 'Upstairs Downstairs', and 'Bergerac' take their place alongside her ground breaking role in 'Bouquet of Barbed Wire'.

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Eveline Audiobook

Eveline

Author: James Jennings Narrator: Sally Farmiloe Release Date: May 2017

These adventures of a Victorian heroine are considered by some to still be shocking as Eveline explores her sexuality in a series of erotic encounters from a very young age. She has a veneer of propriety which heightens her casual sexual behaviour and provides a revealing insight into our perceptions of Victorian society. Talented actress Sally Farmiloe captures this dichotomy beautifully.

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A Man With A Maid Audiobook

A Man With A Maid

Author: Anonymous Narrator: Unknown Release Date: May 2017

A Man With A Maid is the story of Jack, a Victorian gentleman and his revengeful seduction of Alice and other women who he entices into a specially created padded room which he dubs the Snuggery. His sexual exploits are vividly related in delicious detail which the warm sensual voice of the narrator delivers to heightened effect.

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My Life & Loves - Volume 2 Audiobook

My Life & Loves - Volume 2

Author: Frank Harris Narrator: Leslie Grantham Release Date: May 2017

Notorious Frank Harris in his own lifetime at the beginning of the 20th century was an editor, journalist and publisher - a well known personality both professionally and personally as his aggression and bravado made him larger than life. However, it is undoubtedly his detailed scandalous account of his sexual exploits that remain his lasting legacy. Leslie Grantham's reading, admirably captures this vivid depiction of his many erotic encounters.

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120 days of Sodom Audiobook

120 days of Sodom

Author: Marquis De Sade Narrator: Paul Spera Release Date: December 2016

The 120 Days of Sodom is "the most impure tale that has ever been told since our world began". It was written by the Marquis de Sade, in the space of 37 days, while imprisoned in the Bastille. Fearing confiscation, he had to write it on a continuous roll of paper, made up of small pieces glued together, and to hide it inside a dildo. The original manuscript is now on display in Paris, and is the third most expensive kept in France, insured for 12 million euros. Four unbelievably wealthy aristocrats lock themselves in a remote medieval castle, along with forty-two victims and accomplices. Ensues the often unbearable description of six hundred perversions, often applied to a victim while the narrator speaks; tales of torture, anal rape, coprophilia, paedophilia, in an obscene gradation that culminates in slaughter. This unfinished novel is a testimony to how dark the human soul can become when pushed to its limits; it transcends pornography, and no reader can emerge from it unscathed.

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Fanny Hill Audiobook

Fanny Hill

Author: John Cleeland Narrator: Frances Barber Release Date: May 2017

Fanny Hill by John Cleland. In the world of erotica the story of Fanny Hill is well known and much admired. It was written whilst Cleland was in debtor's prison and was to become one of the most prosecuted and banned books in history. Our audio version is read for you by the acclaimed actress Frances Barber.

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Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure Audiobook

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

Author: John Cleland Narrator: Veronika Hyks Release Date: January 2012

Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure was one of the most banned and censored books in the history of literature. John Cleland (a contrary man of letters, prone to boasting and getting into trouble with the law) wrote it while he was in Fleet debtor's prison. First published in 1748 and withdrawn within a year, it was not legally republished until 100 years later. Widely considered to be the first example of literary erotica and a stylistic tour de force, with its combination of charm, daring, and love of pleasure.

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