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Tales of the Jazz Age Audiobook

Tales of the Jazz Age

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald Narrator: Full Cast Release Date: January 2021

Written in a decade when American music and literature were exploding in new directions, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) is a collection of eleven short stories that capture the spirit of the times. The author of The Great Gatsby divided this collection into three parts: My Last Flappers, Fantasies, and Unclassified Masterpieces. Among these beloved short works is the classic The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which describes a man who grows younger in appearance as he ages.

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Hannah's Prayer: Dawn from Desolation Audiobook

Hannah's Prayer: Dawn from Desolation

Author: D. Richard Ferguson, Darrell Ferguson Narrator: D. Richard Ferguson Release Date: December 2020

Lose yourself in Hannah's world and come out the other side understanding the spiritual principles of the opening chapters of 1 Samuel. Part 1 of the Life of David series

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Dance Macabre Audiobook

Dance Macabre

Author: Nya Rawlyns Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo Release Date: December 2020

Angel, middle-aged, former mob enforcer, broken in body and spirit, treads the murky shores of Miami’s South Beach underworld. With the aid of former Cuban porn star-turned-author, Martina del Gato, and her publisher-lover, Blake, Angel tries to put her poor life choices and dangerous past behind her. The question is... has she really succeeded, or has fate intervened and disrupted her carefully laid plans? When a blind date with a mysterious stranger takes Angel on a sensuous journey fraught with peril, there's more at risk than disappointment. With her her sanity and her soul on the line, which path will Angel choose?  If you dance with the devil, who will lead, who will follow?

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Twenty-One Stories Audiobook

Twenty-One Stories

Author: Graham Greene Narrator: Andrew Wincott, Emma Gregory Release Date: December 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. Written between 1929 and 1954, each of these stories bears the hallmark themes that characterise Greene's great novels: betrayal and vengeance, love and hate, pity and violence. Opening with the iconic story 'The Destructors', in which a gang of schoolboys destroys a house that has survived the Blitz, Greene offers us deliciously satisfying glimpses into twenty-one worlds, with each piece written as masterfully as his novels. From the chilling climax of a children's birthday party, to a man whose youthful indiscretions come back to haunt him, these are the unmistakable work of one of the twentieth century's greatest and most adored storytellers. © Graham Greene 1954 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Complete Stories Audiobook

Complete Stories

Author: Kingsley Amis Narrator: John Sackville Release Date: December 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. The short stories of Kingsley Amis - the great master of post-war comic prose - are dark, playful, moving, surprising and extremely funny. This definitive collection gathers all Amis's short fiction in a single volume for the first time and encompasses five decades of storytelling. In 'The 2003 Claret', written in 1958, a time machine is invented for the weighty task of sending a man to 2010 to discover what the booze will taste like. In 'Boris and the Colonel' a Cambridge spy is unearthed in the sleepy English countryside with the help of a plucky horse, while In 'Mason's Life' two men meet inside their respective dreams. The collection spans many genres, offering ingenious alternative histories, mystery and horror, satirical reflections and a devilishly funny attacks. Amis's stories reveal the scope of his imagination and the warmth beneath his acerbic humour, and they all share the unmistakable style and wit of one of Britain's best loved writers. © Kingsley Amis 2011 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The Harlequin Tea Set: An Agatha Christie Short Story Audiobook

The Harlequin Tea Set: An Agatha Christie Short Story

Author: Agatha Christie Narrator: Hugh Fraser Release Date: December 2020

A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time on audio. It’s been many years since Mr. Satterthwaite has seen Mr. Harley Quin, so when Satterthwaite, awaiting his broken down car, goes to a tea shop called the Harlequin café, he begins to think of his friend. A self-described snob, Satterthwaite orders coffee and examines the coloured china when a bolt of sunlight comes in and the very same Mr. Quin walks through the door. Enigmatic as ever Mr. Quin and his diligent dog Hermes stay for a Turkish coffee with the excitable Satterthwaite whilst the car is fixed, and Satterthwaite cannot help but bore Mr. Quin with the very long history of the family he is off to visit. Their conversation is interrupted by the abrupt entrance of the member of that very same family intent upon replacing her harlequin cups. Satterthwaite desperately persuades Quin to accompany him, but, all the bereft Satterthwaite is left with is one word, ‘Daltonism.’ What is the importance of Quin turning up at the tea shop on that day and what does that word have to do with anything?

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The Katherine Mansfield BBC Radio Collection: Dramatisations and readings of selected stories Audiobook

The Katherine Mansfield BBC Radio Collection: Dramatisations and readings of selected stories

A landmark collection of BBC Radio productions of the works of Katherine Mansfield - plus bonus dramas and documentary One of the great Modernist authors, Katherine Mansfield was a short story virtuoso, redefining the genre with her subtle, powerfully perceptive tales. A prolific writer, she penned over 60 stories and several poetry collections before her death from TB in 1923, aged only 34. This outstanding collection opens with Radio 4's 2020 series And Other Stories: Katherine Mansfield. It comprises dramatisations of 'Marriage a la Mode', 'Something Childish But Very Natural', 'Bliss', 'Daughters of the Late Colonel', 'The Garden Party', 'Ma Parker' and 'Her First Ball', all starring Hattie Morahan, as well as readings of 'The Stranger', 'Miss Brill', 'A Cup of Tea', Poison' and 'The Doll's House', narrated by Hugh Bonneville, Barbara Flynn, Hattie Morahan and Blake Ritson. Morven Christie reads Mansfield's newly-discovered early short story 'Little Episodes', and selected stories from her first collection In A German Pension - 'Germans at Meat and Frau Fischer', 'The Sister of the Baroness', 'The Modern Soul', 'The Advanced Lady' and 'Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding' - are dramatised with a cast including Claire Skinner, Eleanor Bron and Emma Cunniffe. Also included are eight of her lesser-known tales: 'A Dill Pickle' (read by Clare Corbett), 'Mr Reginald Peacock's Day' (read by Brian Gear), 'Sun and Moon' (read by Lin Sagovsky), 'Psychology' and 'Pictures' (read by Eileen Atkins), 'The Voyage' (read by Indira Varma), 'Honeymoon' (read by Emilia Fox) and 'The Fly' (read by Sam Dale). In addition, her evocative poem 'Winter Song' is read by Sir Derek Jacobi. Two original dramas explore moments in the life of the great author. Katie Hims' Luxembourg Gardens reimagines Katherine Mansfield's last day in Paris and stars Hattie Morahan, while Cherie Rogers' An Oddly Complete Understanding looks at Mansfield's friendship with Virginia Woolf and stars Rosalind Shanks and Penelope Wilton. The passionate correspondence between Katherine Mansfield and her husband John Middleton Murray is revealed in Darling Mouse, Precious Worm, read by Kerry Fox and Michael Maloney. And in Great Lives: Katherine Mansfield, Jacqueline Wilson assesses the impact of Mansfield's brilliant but tragically short career. Track listing: 1. Bliss 2. Something Childish But Very Natural 3. Marriage a la Mode 4. Daughters of the Late Colonel 5. The Garden Party 6. Life of Ma Parker 7. Her First Ball 8. The Stranger 9. Miss Brill 10. A Cup of Tea 11. The Doll's House 12. Poison 13. Little Episode 14. Germans at Meat and Frau Fischer 15. The Sister of the Baroness 16. The Modern Soul 17. The Advanced Lady 18. Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding 19. Dill Pickle 20. Mr Reginald Peacock's Day 21. Sun and Moon 22. Psychology 23. Pictures 24. The Voyage 25. Honeymoon 26. The Fly 27. Winter Song 28. Luxembourg Gardens by Katie Hims 29. An Oddly Complete Understanding by Cherie Rogers 30-34. Darling Mouse, Precious Worm - letter between Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murray 35. Great Lives: Katherine Mansfield - with Jacqueline Wilson

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Caricreature Audiobook

Caricreature

Author: Diego Maenza Narrator: Maurizio Mosetti Release Date: December 2020

Nell'arco di un anno mi sono impegnato a lavorare con venti caricature che hanno stimolato la mia immaginazione. Intendevo invertire il tradizionale processo di illustrazione dei testi. Ho lavorato sulle illustrazioni ogni giorno. L'obiettivo iniziale era quello di creare dei personaggi comici, ma avevano molto da dirmi. Sono stati i personaggi a sussurrarmi le parole. Hanno sempre avuto una vita propria e non potevo più controllarli. Tutte le poesie, i racconti e i monologhi, in un certo senso, sono concatenati, mantengono una visione globale anche se a prima vista appaiono come lampi non collegati in uno spettacolo pirotecnico. Questo libro vuole essere una celebrazione dell'umorismo e dell'ironia, ma allo stesso tempo aspira ad essere un raro invito alla riflessione e alla stranezza.Nell'arco di un anno mi sono impegnato a lavorare con caricature che hanno stimolato la mia immaginazione. Intendevo invertire il tradizionale processo di illustrazione dei testi. Ho lavorati sulle illustrazioni ogni giorno. Come la pittura d'azione, avrei potuto chiamarla "letteratura in azione", ma ciò avrebbe snaturato la natura del progetto, che era un work in progress, un'entità dinamica, un processo in evoluzione, una scrittura al volo, progressiva. Non ho mai avuto un piano predeterminato e la categorizzazione è stata successiva, ma le invocazioni ai quattro elementi classici hanno influenzato in modo sostanziale la struttura dell'opera. L'obiettivo iniziale era quello di creare dei personaggi comici, ma avevano molto da dirmi. Sono stati i personaggi a sussurrarmi le parole. Hanno sempre avuto una vita propria e non sono più riuscito a padroneggiarli. Tutte le poesie, i racconti e i monologhi, in un certo senso, sono concatenati, mantengono una visione globale anche se a prima vista appaiono come lampi non collegati in uno spettacolo pirotecnico. Questo libro vuole essere una celebrazione dell'umorismo e dell'ironia, ma allo stesso tempo aspira ad essere un raro invito alla riflessione e alla stranezza. PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

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Fiebre en la cabaña, parte 5: Una difícil precaución Audiobook

Fiebre en la cabaña, parte 5: Una difícil precaución

Author: Ane-Marie Kjeldberg Narrator: Eva Coll Release Date: December 2020

'Nook volvió a asentir. De repente, Christian supo cómo hacerlo. Deseaba hacerla feliz y no podía acercarse demasiado. Le pidió que se quitara la camisa y el sujetador. Ella lo hizo con los ojos bien abiertos. Christian tomó un par de plumas grandes del jarrón que estaba sobre el alféizar de la ventana. Comenzó a pasárselo con cuidado sobre sus pechos, rodeó sus oscuros pezones, los acarició durante un buen rato. Nook echó el cuello hacia atrás.' Durante más de 20 años, Nook ha sido la sirvienta de los hermanos Christian y Bella: les ha hecho la cama, preparado la comida, limpiado la casa... Pero todo cambia cuando la madre de Nook muere y esta no puede levantar cabeza después de tres meses. Bella está convencida que lo mejor que podrían hacer es mandarla a Tailandia, pero Christian cree que la mejor solución es pasar unos días en el mar del Norte, donde Nook podrá descansar y recuperarse. Christian está dispuesto a hacer lo que haga falta y más para que Nook vuelva a recuperar el buen humor, lo que sea... - Ane-Marie Kjeldberg es una escritora y editora danesa.

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Fiebre en la cabaña, parte 4: Pintar un cuadro Audiobook

Fiebre en la cabaña, parte 4: Pintar un cuadro

Author: Ane-Marie Kjeldberg Narrator: Eva Coll Release Date: December 2020

Después del duro invierno, la primavera empieza a asomarse en el norte de Dinamarca, y con ella, nace en Ingrid el deseo de ser más independiente y vivir más aventuras. Acostumbrada a vivir bajo la sombra de su madre, Ingrid decide tomar las riendas de su vida y alquilar parte de la cabaña donde vive para empezar a ser más independiente. Tiene dos candidatos perfectos: el señor Bertram, un señor rico, y Xenia, una artista con necesidad de encontrar un sitio donde poder vivir y sentir la inspiración de nuevo. Ingrid acaba decantándose por esta última. Lo que no se imaginaba es que la llegada de Xenia le abriría las puertas a una nueva aventura de descubrimiento sexual y deseo... - Ane-Marie Kjeldberg es una escritora y editora danesa.

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Fiebre en la cabaña, parte 1: Escrito en piedra Audiobook

Fiebre en la cabaña, parte 1: Escrito en piedra

Author: Ane-Marie Kjeldberg Narrator: Eva Coll Release Date: December 2020

'Luego, por supuesto, estaban los ojos de James Black. Nunca antes había reparado en su color. Eran verdes, como los trozos de cristal que una vez halló en el suelo de bosque, junto a una vieja fábrica de vidrio del siglo XVI, con su antiguo novio. Nunca podría olvidar aquel día en el bosque, aunque esos trozos de cristal habían desparecido hacía mucho tiempo. Fue especial. Una conexión con el pasado, aunque fue más que eso, fue una conexión con la vida. Algo que no podía explicar, pero que podía sentir mientras buscaba vidrio verde bajo las grandes hayas. Y ahora ese mismo color volvía a ella. Reluciente y brillante en un par de ojos masculinos que observaban su mano herida.' El verano de 1968 es caluroso y húmedo. Hay algo en el aire: algo más que truenos y relámpagos. Sally y su marido Otis van a pasar el verano en una cabaña en el Mar del Norte. La carrera profesional de Sally como bailarina ha finalizado, y está preparada para tener hijos. Durante el verano, planea disfrutar del sol, pensar en el futuro e intentar seducir a su marido Otis, que es parte de una congregación religiosa. Pero cuando se hace daño en la playa y conoce al doctor del pueblo, James Black, sus planes cambiarán, y mucho. - Ane-Marie Kjeldberg es una escritora y editora danesa.

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Fiebre en la cabaña, parte 2: Una fruta prohibida Audiobook

Fiebre en la cabaña, parte 2: Una fruta prohibida

Author: Ane-Marie Kjeldberg Narrator: Eva Coll Release Date: December 2020

Es octubre, y los eventos del verano que ya ha desaparecido dejaron a Otis solo. Su matrimonio con Sally nunca había funcionado, y aunque iba en contra de sus creencias, estaba aliviado por su finalización. Además, por fin tenía el tiempo que necesitaba a solar para trabajar en el libro que llevaba intentando escribir desde hacía años. Todo el mundo ha vuelto a la ciudad, y la soledad en el Mar del Norte es el sitio perfecto para empezar su nueva vida. Sin embargo, cuando el escritor Frederik Gray le invita a almorzar, Otis accede a ello. Su extraña amistad empezará a desarrollarse y poco después, Otis empezará a sentir algo que nunca antes ha experimentado; algo que cambiará su mundo. '—Se acabó, —dijo. —No nos volveremos a ver. A partir de ahora, nos evitaremos. —Ok, —contestó Frederick. —Con una condición. Un abrazo de despedida. —Esto es de locos, —dijo Otis y negó con la cabeza. —Ven aquí, —dijo Frederick con voz profunda. Otis quería mostrarle su reticencia y luchó contra el abrazo. Frederick lo acercó a él y entonces Otis lo sintió: el olor de su piel. Comenzó a balancearse desde lo más profundo. Había algo en su pecho y en sus labios que quería quedarse, algo que quería acercarse, estar mucho más cerca. Se inclinó hacia el pecho de Frederick y fue lo más agradable que jamás había sentido. Estaba mareado y a punto de desmayarse.' - Ane-Marie Kjeldberg es una escritora y editora danesa.

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