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LoveReading Top 10 Audiobooks in August 2021

Browse our top ten audiobooks for August 2021, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 3 FREE audiobooks on us

Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics: My Life as an MP Audiobook

Everything You Really Need to Know About Politics: My Life as an MP

Author: Jess Phillips Narrator: Jess Phillips Release Date: July 2021

'This book is here to take you inside the daily realities of Westminster. I don't mean that it's going to bore you to death with a blow by blow account of what it's like to sit on the Statutory Instrument Debate on Naval regulations 1968-2020 - but to demystify the places and practice of politics.' From agonising decisions on foreign air strikes to making headlines about orgasms, from sitting in on history-making moments at the UN to eating McCain potato smiles at a black-tie banquet in China, the life of a politician is never dull. And it's also never been more important. But politics is far bigger than Westminster, and in this book Jess Phillips makes the compelling case for why now, more than ever, we all need to be a part of it. With trademark humour and honesty, Jess Phillips lifts the lid on what a career in politics is really like and why it matters - to all of us. This is the inside story of what's really going on.  

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The Night She Disappeared Audiobook

The Night She Disappeared

Author: April Henry Narrator: Kate Rudd Release Date: March 2013

Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also delivers pizzas part-time. One night, Kayla, another delivery girl at Pete's Pizza, goes out with an order and never comes back. To Gabie's horror, she learns that the man who called in the fake pizza order had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Was Kayla's fate really meant for Gabie? Obsessed with finding Kayla, Gabie teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together they set out to prove Kayla isn't dead - and to find her before she is.

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A Different Kind of Happy: The powerful fiction debut from the Sunday Times bestselling author Audiobook

A Different Kind of Happy: The powerful fiction debut from the Sunday Times bestselling author

Author: Rachaele Hambleton Narrator: Rachaele Hambleton Release Date: July 2021

Brought to you by Penguin. Happiness comes in all shapes and sizes. Jo said goodbye to peace and quiet when she got pregnant at 19, but now she has a chance to hit refresh. A partner she loves, five amazing kids and a house by the sea. But life is never simple and there is more than a little emotional baggage coming along for the ride. Starting with that tw*t of an ex-husband who doesn't pull his weight. Then there's the untrained puppy, the work/life balance, a custody battle for the children and all the everyday ups and downs and chaos of being a patchwork family. Surrounded by family dramas and mums who seem to have all their sh*t together, Jo must find a way to make friends and make it work in this new town. Barbecues on the beach and dog walks open up new conversations, but as Jo gets to know everyone better, the picture perfect families might be in need of more help than she first thought... When normal is not an option, surprises can lead to a different kind of happy family. © Rachaele Hambleton 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

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Relentless: Secrets of the Sporting Elite Audiobook

Relentless: Secrets of the Sporting Elite

Author: Alistair Brownlee Narrator: Alistair Brownlee Release Date: July 2021

In his quest to define ‘sporting greatness’, double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee has spent nearly 4 years interviewing and training with some of the greatest minds in sport to discover what it takes to become – and remain – a champion. Featuring: Ian Botham • Mark Cavendish • Alastair Cook • Alex Danson • Richard Dunwoody • Donna Fraser • Chris Froome • Anna Hemmings • Denis Irwin • Michael Johnson • Kílian Jornet • Stuart Lancaster • AP McCoy • Ronnie O’Sullivan • Michael Owen • Adam Peaty • Ian Poulter • Paula Radcliffe • Ian Thorpe • Mark Webber • Shane Williams From an early age Alistair Brownlee has been obsessed with being the very best, and not just improving his sporting performance across his three specialist triathlon disciplines of swimming, cycling and running, but also understanding how a winner becomes a dominant champion. Winning gold in consecutive Olympic Games has only strengthened this need and desire. Over the last 4 years Alistair has been on a journey to learn from the best, talking to elite figures across multiple sports as well as leading thinkers and scientists, to understand what enabled these remarkable individuals to rise to the very top, and to push the limits of human capability in their relentless pursuit of perfection. Alistair uses these fascinating interviews, along with extensive research, to explore a range of sports and environments – athletics, cycling, football, rugby, horseracing, hockey, cricket, golf, motor racing, snooker, swimming and ultra-running – to reveal how talent alone is never enough and how hard work, pain, pressure, stress, risk, focus, sacrifice, innovation, reinvention, passion, ruthlessness, luck, failure and even a lockdown can all play a crucial part in honing a winning mentality and achieving sustained success.

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The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream Audiobook

The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream

Author: Charles Spencer Narrator: Richard Trinder Release Date: September 2020

The sinking of the White Ship on the 25th November 1120 is one of the greatest disasters that England has ever suffered. Its repercussions would change English and European history for ever. The sinking of the White Ship on the 25th November 1120 is one of the greatest disasters that England has ever suffered. Its repercussions would change English and European history for ever. King Henry I was sailing for England in triumph after four years of fighting the French. Congregating with the king at the port of Barfleur on that freezing November night was the cream of Anglo-Norman society: three of his children, including the only legitimate male heir to the throne, as well as the flower of the aristocracy, famous knights, and mighty courtiers. By 1120, Henry was perhaps the most formidable ruler in Europe, with an enviable record on the battlefield, immense lands and wealth, and unprecedented authority in his kingdoms. Everything he had worked so hard for was finally achieved, and he was ready to hand it on to his beloved son and heir, William Ætheling. Henry I and his retinue set out first. The White Ship – considered the fastest afloat – would follow, carrying the young prince. Spoilt and arrogant, William had plied his comrades and crew with drink from the minute he stepped aboard. It was the middle of the night when the drunken helmsman rammed the ship into rocks. There would be only one survivor from the gilded roll call of passengers… Written to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the shipwreck, Charles Spencer evokes the harsh and brutal story of the Normans from Conquest to Anarchy. With their heir dead, a civil war of untold violence erupted, a game of thrones which saw families turned in on each other with English and Norman barons, rebellious Welsh princes and the Scottish king all playing a part in a bloody, desperate scrum for power.

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Healing Is the New High: A Guide to Overcoming Emotional Turmoil and Finding Freedom Audiobook

Healing Is the New High: A Guide to Overcoming Emotional Turmoil and Finding Freedom

Author: Vex King Narrator: Sid Sagar Release Date: April 2021

Achieve genuine inner healing, let go of past trauma and find clarity, resilience and freedom with #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Vex King. Vex King developed inner healing techniques to help him find freedom from his troubled past and heal his emotional pain and trauma. Since then he's helped hundreds of thousands of people to move forward on their own healing journey. In this audiobook, Vex provides an experience of healing through the layers of the self using yogic principles and unique practices. These techniques are simple, accessible and have the power to produce exceptional results. They include: · Working with your body's energy · Exploring and raising your inner vibration · Creating positive relationships · Exploring your personal history and rewriting limiting beliefs · Uncovering your true self and reigniting your fire Taking charge of your inner healing is one of the greatest acts of self-love. By committing to this process and raising your vibration, you'll create space to welcome more joyful experiences into your life.

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Yours Cheerfully Audiobook

Yours Cheerfully

Author: Aj Pearce Narrator: Anna Popplewell Release Date: June 2021

From the author of Sunday Times Bestseller, Dear Mrs Bird, comes a much hoped-for follow up. Charming, hilarious and inspiring, Yours Cheerfully is just the tonic we've all been waiting for. 'Sweet, heart-warming and uplifting . . . Absolutely lovely!' - Marian Keyes, author of Grown Ups 'Full of wit, friendship and the uplifting knowledge that when people come together, great changes can be made' - Katie Fforde, author of Wedding Season London, September, 1941. Following the departure of the formidable Editor, Henrietta Bird, from Woman’s Friend magazine, things are looking up for Emmeline Lake as she takes on the challenge of becoming a young wartime advice columnist. Her relationship with boyfriend Charles is blossoming, while Emmy’s best friend Bunty, is still reeling from the very worst of the Blitz, but bravely looking to the future. Together, the friends are determined to Make a Go of It. When the Ministry of Information calls on Britain’s women’s magazines to help recruit desperately needed female workers to the war effort, Emmy is thrilled to be asked to step up and help. But when she and Bunty meet a young woman who shows them the very real challenges that women war workers face, Emmy must tackle a life-changing dilemma between doing her duty, and standing by her friends. Every bit as funny, touching and cheering as AJ Pearce's debut, Dear Mrs Bird, Yours Cheerfully is a celebration of friendship, a testament to the strength of women and the importance of lifting each other up, even in the most challenging times.

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She Who Became the Sun Audiobook

She Who Became the Sun

Author: Shelley Parker-Chan Narrator: Natalie Naudus Release Date: July 2021

‘Epic, tragic and gorgeous’ – Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January ‘A thoroughly engrossing read with a fabulous, tragic-trickster protagonist . . . I've been waiting for a book like this’ – Megan Campisi, author of Sin Eater ‘A dazzling new world of fate, war, love and betrayal’ – Zen Cho, author of Black Water Sister She Who Became the Sun reimagines the rise to power of the Ming Dynasty’s founding emperor. In a famine-stricken village on a dusty plain, a seer shows two children their fates. For a family’s eighth-born son, there’s greatness. For the second daughter, nothing. In 1345, China lies restless under harsh Mongol rule. And when a bandit raid wipes out their home, the two children must somehow survive. Zhu Chongba despairs and gives in. But the girl resolves to overcome her destiny. So she takes her dead brother's identity and begins her journey. Can Zhu escape what’s written in the stars, as rebellion sweeps the land? Or can she claim her brother’s greatness – and rise as high as she can dream? This is a glorious tale of love, loss, betrayal and triumph by a powerful new voice. ‘As brilliant as Circe . . . a deft and dazzling triumph’ – Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan is a historical fantasy re-imagining of the rise to power of Zhu Yuanzhang. Zhu was the peasant rebel who expelled the Mongols, unified China under native rule, and became the founding Emperor of the Ming Dynasty.

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Nine Lives Audiobook

Nine Lives

Author: Danielle Steel Narrator: Alexander Cendese Release Date: July 2021

Nine Lives is a thought-provoking story of lost love and new beginnings, by the number one bestseller Danielle Steel. After a carefree childhood, Maggie Kelly came of age in the shadow of grief. Her father, a pilot, died when she was nine. Maggie saw her mother struggle to put their lives back together. As the family moved from one city to the next, her mother warned her about daredevil men and to avoid risk at all cost. Following her mother's advice, and forgoing the magic of first love with a high-school boyfriend who she thought too wild, Maggie married a good, dependable man. Together they had a son and found happiness in a conventional suburban life - until tragedy struck again. Now on her own, feeling a sense of adventure for the first time, Maggie decides to face her fears, setting off on a whirlwind trip from the US to Rome, Paris, London and Monaco. But when her travels reconnect her with the irresistible, thrill-seeking man she's spent thirty years trying to forget, Maggie is terrified that rushing into love and sharing his life may end in disaster. But while Maggie tries to outrun her fears and painful memories, fate will surprise her in the most astounding of ways, as she walks the tightrope between danger and courage, and between wisdom and love.

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Erotica For Women: Exciting Erotic Sexy Stories of Pure pleasure, forbidden lust, Dirty Talk and Muc Audiobook

Erotica For Women: Exciting Erotic Sexy Stories of Pure pleasure, forbidden lust, Dirty Talk and Muc

Author: Sandra Novel Narrator: Chaleeya Yee Release Date: April 2021

Looking for the sexy stuff? For the steamiest most explicit erotic stories around? You are one click away from uncovering the best collection of forbidden lust, sex, and eroticism that will keep you on the edge as you listen to this adult-oriented content. Enjoy this collection of sinfully delicious erotica tales by Sandra Novel. These pleasurable sensual tales of love and lust will soak your panties starting right now! You will find a collection of hot and exciting short stories about sex and forbidden encounters that you can listen to wherever you want to feel excited, it includes two of her hottest titles: - Erotica Kinky Short Stories - Erotica For Horny Women Over 10 hours of spine-tingling, sensual, racy spoken erotica for your listening pleasures - whatever they might be! You are about to enter a new world of forbidden lust, sex, and eroticism that will keep you on the edge, this adult erotic audiobook includes the hottest short stories from best-selling erotic novels. These stories include explicit content for women and men who are ready for some adventures! Forget watching porn! You’re not just getting a guide on sex, don’t wait any longer, buy your copy today!

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