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LoveReading Top 10 Audiobooks in September 2020

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How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking Audiobook

How to Own the Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking

Author: Viv Groskop Narrator: Viv Groskop Release Date: May 2019

Most books about public speaking don't tell you what to do when you open your mouth and nothing comes out. And they don't tell you how to get over the anxiety about performance that most people naturally have. They don't tell you what to do in the moments when you are made, as a woman, to feel small. They don't tell you how to own the room. This book does. From the way Michelle Obama projects 'happy high status', and the power of J.K.Rowling's understated speaking style, to Virginia Woolf's leisurely pacing and Oprah Winfrey's mastery of inner conviction, what is it that our heroines do to make us sit up and listen - really listen - to their every word? And how can you achieve that impact in your own life? Here's how.

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Between the World and Me Audiobook

Between the World and Me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates Narrator: Ta-Nehisi Coates Release Date: July 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly Hailed by Toni Morrison as 'required reading,' a bold and personal literary exploration of America 's racial history by 'the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States' (The New York Observer) 'This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.' In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation 's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of 'race,' a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates 's attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son and readers the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children 's lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me 'I 've been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates. The language of Between the World and Me, like Coates 's journey, is visceral, eloquent, and beautifully redemptive. And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory.' Toni Morrison 'Powerful and passionate . . . profoundly moving . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times 'Really powerful and emotional.' John Legend, The Wall Street Journal 'Extraordinary.' David Remnick, The New Yorker 'Brilliant . . . a mature writer entirely consumed by a momentous subject and working at the extreme of his considerable powers.' The Washington Post 'An eloquent blend of history, reportage, and memoir.' The Boston Globe '[Coates] speaks resolutely and vividly to all of black America.' Los Angeles Times 'A work that 's both titanic and timely . . . the latest essential reading in America 's social canon.' Entertainment Weekly

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The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian Audiobook

The Gates of Athens: Book One of Athenian

Author: Conn Iggulden Narrator: George Blagden Release Date: August 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. The momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems will last for twenty-seven years (431 to 404 BC). It will end in the fall of Athens. Filled with cunning political scheming, astonishing military prowess, invasions, treacheries, plagues, ambitions, virtues, and emotions and a lot of intrigue, Conn Iggulden brings to life one of the most thrilling chapters of the ancient world. © Conn Iggulden 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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Written in Blood Audiobook

Written in Blood

Author: Chris Carter Narrator: Thomas Judd Release Date: July 2020

'Carter is now in the Jeffery Deaver class' Daily Mail FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER HUNTING EVIL COMES THE NEXT COMPULSIVE THRILLER IN THE ROBERT HUNTER SERIES   A serial killer will stop at nothing…   The Killer His most valuable possession has been stolen. Now he must retrieve it, at any cost.   The Girl Angela Wood wanted to teach the man a lesson. It was a bag, just like all the others. But when she opens it, the worst nightmare of her life begins.   The Detective A journal ends up at Robert Hunter's desk. It soon becomes clear that there is a serial killer on the loose. And if he can't stop him in time, more people will die.   If you have read it You must die Praise for Chris Carter 'Punchy and fast paced' Sunday Mirror 'A gripping psychological thriller' Breakaway 'An insanely good crime series. Extraordinarily well written, high quality and high drama all the way' Liz Loves Books 'Carter has a background in criminal psychology and the killers at the centre of his novels are all the more terrifying for it' Mail on Sunday, chosen for 'If You Only Pack One' 'This is a chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffery Deaver class' Daily Mail 'There's a touch of the Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday 'Carter is one of those authors who makes writing look effortless ... I couldn't put it down' Crime Squad

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The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B Audiobook

The Giver of Stars: Fall in love with the enchanting Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Me B

Author: Jojo Moyes Narrator: Julia Whelan Release Date: October 2019

Brought to you by Penguin. THE SPELLBINDING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF ME BEFORE YOU The greatest love story is the one you least expect . . . Alice is stifled, bored, and misunderstood. So when she meets wealthy and handsome American, Bennett Van Cleve, she is quickly swept off her feet. Marrying him and moving to America seems like a great adventure - but life as a newlywed in stuffy Baileyville, Kentucky, is not at all what she hoped for. Until, that is, she responds to a call for volunteers to start a travelling library, surprising herself by saying yes, before her husband can say no . . . Led by feisty and rebellious Margery O'Hare, this unlikely group of women travel far and wide on their mission to bring books and reading to those that need it, and Alice finally finds the freedom, friendship and love that she's been looking for. But not everyone approves of what they are doing, especially her new father-in-law. And when the town turns against them, will their belief in each other and their work be enough? The Giver of Stars is a mesmerising tale of female friendship, romance, and the wonder of books and reading, inspired by a remarkable true story. 'Her best book yet' Grazia 'Perfect for long autumn nights' Stylist 'Delightful. The most appealing thing is Moyes' wonderful way with romance' The Times 'Extraordinary. The best thing she has written since Me Before You' METRO 'An entertaining, immersive and moving read' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Intensely moving and crammed with romance and emotion' SUN 'Packed full of romance, tension and brilliantly drawn characters' SUNDAY POST 'A beautiful, special novel. I loved it and didn't want it to end!' LIANE MORIARTY, author of Big Little Lies 'Moyes' best yet' SUNDAY POST 'My favourite of 2019' 5***** READER REVIEW 'Epic' DAVID NICHOLLS, bestselling author of One Day 'I laughed and I cried. Could not put it down' 5***** READER REVIEW 'The most sweeping, dramatic, richly evocative book, full of brilliantly feisty women' SOPHIE KINSELLA, bestselling author of The Confessions of a Shopaholic

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The Last Widow Audiobook

The Last Widow

Author: Karin Slaughter Narrator: Laurence Bouvard Release Date: June 2019

The Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller! The highly anticipated new thriller from internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter, featuring Will Trent and Sara Linton It begins with an abduction. The routine of a family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. The police search for her, her partner pleads for her release, but in the end...they find nothing. It's as if she disappeared into thin air. A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, medical examiner Sara Linton is at lunch with her boyfriend Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. But the serenity of the summer's day is broken by the wail of sirens. Sara and Will are trained to help in an emergency. Their jobs - their vocations - mean that they run towards a crisis, not away from it. But on this one terrible day that instinct betrays them both. Within hours the situation has spiralled out of control; Sara is taken prisoner; Will is forced undercover. And the fallout will lead them into the Appalachian mountains, to the terrible truth about what really happened to Michelle, and to a remote compound where a radical group has murder in mind...

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Daughters of Cornwall Audiobook

Daughters of Cornwall

Author: Fern Britton Narrator: Fern Britton Release Date: June 2020

The No.1 Sunday Times bestselling novel! Three women. A chance to rewrite history… 1918.The Great War is over, and Clara Carter has boarded a train bound for Cornwall – to meet a family that would once have been hers. But they must never discover her secret…   1939. Hannah has always been curious about her mother’s mysterious past, but the outbreak of the Second World War casts everything in a new light. As the bombs begin to fall, Hannah and her brothers are determined to do their bit for the war effort – whatever the cost.   2020. Caroline has long been the keeper of her family’s secrets. But now, with her own daughter needing her more than ever, it’s time to tell the truth – to show Natalie that she comes from a long line of women who have weathered the storms of life, as hardy and proud as the rugged Cornish coastline… From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a sweeping, epic novel of mothers and daughters, secrets and lies, and a love that lasts a lifetime…

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How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life Audiobook

How Do We Know We're Doing It Right?: Essays on Modern Life

Author: Pandora Sykes Narrator: Pandora Sykes Release Date: July 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. 'Pandora is my personal guru on all things relating to the zeitgeist. How lucky you are that she can now be yours too.' DOLLY ALDERTON Modern life is full of choices. We're told that happiness lies within and we can be whoever we want to be. But with endless possibility comes a feeling of restlessness; like we're somehow failing to live our best life. What does doing it right even look like? And why do so many women feel like they're getting it wrong? From faster-than-fast fashion to millennial burnout, the explosion of wellness to the rise of cancel culture, Pandora Sykes interrogates the stories we've been sold and the ones we tell ourselves. Wide-ranging, thoughtful and witty, How Do We Know We're Doing It Right? explores the anxieties and myths that consume our lives and the tools we use to muddle through. So sit back and take a breath. It's time to stop worrying about the answers ­- and start delighting in the questions. 'Like a very clever, lucid, charming friend unpacking all the messy anxieties of modern existence with tremendous intelligence and elan. Read this book. It will help your life.' INDIA KNIGHT 'Thrillingly, DELICIOUSLY fascinating . . . philosophy, science, literature, stats, all pulled together in her coolly elegant prose. I could not put it down!' MARIAN KEYES 'Energetic and compelling' OLIVIA SUDJIC

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The Facilitator Audiobook

The Facilitator

Author: Tracie Podger Narrator: India Rose Release Date: March 2019

It started as a game. Two adults, both lonely; one an expert, the other learning on the quick. He thought he was giving her what she desired. She hated herself for loving it. Lauren Perry thought her life was fine. She knew what she wanted and where she was going... until her husband left her. Mackenzie Miller thought his life was fine. He knew what he wanted and he always took. That was until he broke his own rules. What would you do if someone gave you the opportunity to experience all of your fantasies? Lauren Perry decided to find out. Contemporary erotic romance for readers over the age of 18., contains scenes of F/F, M/M/F & light BDSM. 'I'm going to be brutally honest and say that I love this book, its as if the author has stepped into my fantasies!' - Amazon Reviewer 'Wow! Completely wow.' - Amazon Reviewer

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The Lying Life of Adults Audiobook

The Lying Life of Adults

Author: Elena Ferrante Narrator: Marisa Tomei Release Date: September 2020

Soon to be a NETFLIX Original Series. A POWERFUL NEW NOVEL set in a divided Naples by ELENA FERRANTE, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter. "There's no doubt [the publication of The Lying Life of Adults] will be the literary event of the year."-Elle  Giovanna's pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is. Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: a Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and a Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between both in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape. Named one of 2016's most influential people by TIME Magazine and frequently touted as a future Nobel Prize-winner, Elena Ferrante has become one of the world's most read and beloved writers. With this novel about the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, Ferrante proves once again that she deserves her many accolades. In The Lying Life of Adults, listeners will discover another gripping, highly addictive, and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story. A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2020 The New York Times Book Review ・ Vogue ・ Entertainment Weekly ・ ELLE Magazine ・ BuzzFeed ・ The Millions ・ The Seattle Times ・ USA Today ・ Town & Country ・ Thrillist ・ Publishers Weekly ・ Library Journal ・ Harper's Bazaar ・ BookPage ・ Literary Hub ・ BBC Culture

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