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  1. People of Abandoned Character Audiobook People of Abandoned Character
  2. Box 88 Audiobook Box 88
  3. Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE Audiobook Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE
  4. A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis Audiobook A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
  5. Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Audiobook Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
  6. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future Audiobook A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
  7. The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Audiobook The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
  8. The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger Audiobook The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
  9. Us Three Audiobook Us Three
  10. Grown-Ups Audiobook Grown-Ups
The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi Audiobook

The Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi

Author: Richard Grant Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies Release Date: September 2020

Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant offers an entertaining and profound look at a city like no other. Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of unexpected contradictions. Prominent white families dress up in hoopskirts and Confederate uniforms for ritual celebrations of the Old South, yet Natchez is also progressive enough to elect a gay black man for mayor with 91% of the vote. Much as John Berendt did for Savannah in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and the hit podcast S-Town did for Woodstock, Alabama, so Richard Grant does for Natchez in The Deepest South of All. With humor and insight, he depicts a strange, eccentric town with an unforgettable cast of characters. There's Buzz Harper, a six-foot-five gay antique dealer famous for swanning around in a mink coat with a uniformed manservant and a very short German bodybuilder. There's Ginger Hyland, "The Lioness," who owns 500 antique eyewash cups and decorates 168 Christmas trees with her jewelry collection. And there's Nellie Jackson, a Cadillac-driving brothel madam who became an FBI informant about the KKK before being burned alive by one of her customers. Interwoven through these stories is the more somber and largely forgotten account of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a West African prince who was enslaved in Natchez and became a cause célèbre in the 1820s, eventually gaining his freedom and returning to Africa. Part history and part travelogue, The Deepest South of All offers a gripping portrait of a complex American place, as it struggles to break free from the past and confront the legacy of slavery.

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For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories Audiobook

For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories

Author: Rick Steves Narrator: Rick Steves Release Date: August 2020

After 40+ years of writing about Europe, Rick Steves has gathered 100 of his favorite memories together into one inspiring collection: For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories. Join Rick as he's swept away by a fado singer in Lisbon, learns the dangers of falling in love with a gondolier in Venice, and savors a cheese course in the Loire Valley. Contemplate the mysteries of centuries-old stone circles in England, dangle from a cliff in the Swiss Alps, and hear a French farmer's defense of foie gras. With a brand-new, original introduction from Rick reflecting on his decades of travel, For the Love of Europe features 100 of the best stories published throughout his career. Covering his adventures through England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and more, these are stories only Rick Steves could tell. Wry, personal, and full of Rick's signature humor, For the Love of Europe is a fond and inspirational look at a lifetime of travel.

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Mudlark River: Down the Thames with a Victorian Map Audiobook

Mudlark River: Down the Thames with a Victorian Map

Author: Simon Wilcox Narrator: Simon Wilcox Release Date: August 2020

The discovery of a Victorian map in a London antiques shop takes Simon Wilcox on a journey down the Thames: his mission a bit like that of those Victorian river scavengers, the mudlarks, to forage about on the shoreline for something of value. The mudlarks found old coins, and objects washed up from ships anchored in the London docks. Tramping down the Thames Path, catching the occasional boat, Simon finds fragments of history lurking just below the surface of the modern waterway. As the trip progresses from the river's source all the way to the sea, this history becomes more varied and colourful. Not only does Simon follow the life and times of the London cartographer who drew up the map - Edward Weller - but he also uncovers the stories of refugees and exiles washed up on the river banks over the centuries, and of drifters and conscripts heading in the other direction, leaving the river for foreign shores. In the process, he unearths a river that is both national and international, both local and global. But can he track down something of true value? Flush out something like the casket of Oriental pearls the mudlarks always dreamt of finding? As the journey unfolds, the river begins to reveal its secrets.

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Falling for London: A Cautionary Tale Audiobook

Falling for London: A Cautionary Tale

Author: Sean Mallen Narrator: Sean Mallen Release Date: August 2020

When Sean Mallen finally landed his dream job, it fell on him like a ton of bricks. Not unlike the plaster in his crappy, overpriced London flat. The veteran journalist was ecstatic when he unexpectedly got the chance he'd always craved: to be a London-based foreign correspondent. It meant living in a great city and covering great events, starting with the Royal Wedding of William and Kate. Except: his tearful wife and six-year-old daughter hated the idea of uprooting their lives and moving to another country. Falling for London is the hilarious and touching story of how he convinced them to go, how they learned to live in and love that wondrous but challenging city, and how his dream came true in ways he could have never expected.

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Zugvögel (Ungekürzte Lesung) Audiobook

Zugvögel (Ungekürzte Lesung)

Author: Charlotte Mcconaghy Narrator: Eva Meckbach Release Date: August 2020

Auf der Suche nach Erlösung folgt sie den letzten Vögeln in die Antarktis Franny hat ihr ganzes Leben am Meer verbracht, die wilden Strömungen und gefiederten Gefährten den Menschen vorgezogen. Als die Vögel zu verschwinden beginnen, beschließt die Ornithologin den letzten Küstenseeschwalben zu folgen. Inmitten der exzentrischen Crew eines Fischerboots macht sie sich auf den Weg in die Antarktis, allein die Vögel sind ihr Kompass. Doch wohin die Tiere sie auch führen, vor ihrer Vergangenheit kann Franny nicht fliehen. Ihr folgt das Geheimnis eines Verbrechens, die Geschichte einer außergewöhnlichen Liebe. Und schon bald entwickelt sich die Reise zu einem lebensbedrohlichen Abenteuer.

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Magdalena: River of Dreams Audiobook

Magdalena: River of Dreams

Author: Wade Davis Narrator: Wade Davis, Xandra Uribe Release Date: August 2020

Brought to you by Penguin. A captivating new book – from the winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Into the Silence – that illuminates Colombia's complex past, present, and future through the story of the great Río Magdalena. Travellers often become enchanted with the first country that captures their hearts and gives them license to be free. For Wade Davis, it was Colombia. In this masterful new book, he revisits the mighty Magdalena, the river that made possible the nation. Along the way, he finds a people who have overcome years of conflict precisely because of their character, informed by an enduring spirit of place, and a deep love of a land that is home to the greatest ecological and geographical diversity on the planet. Only in Colombia can a traveller wash ashore in a coastal desert, follow waterways through wetlands as wide as the sky, ascend narrow tracks through dense tropical forests, and reach verdant Andean valleys rising to soaring ice-clad summits. Both a corridor of commerce and a fountain of culture, the wellspring of Colombian music, literature, poetry and prayer, the Magdalena has served in dark times as the graveyard of the nation. And yet, always, it returns as a river of life. At once an absorbing adventure and an inspiring tale of hope and redemption, Magdalena gives us a rare, kaleidoscopic picture of a nation on the verge of a new period of peace. Braiding together memoir, history, and journalism, Wade Davis tells the story of the country's most magnificent river, and in doing so, tells the epic story of Colombia. © Wade Davis 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

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The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers Audiobook

The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers

Author: Eric Weiner Narrator: Eric Weiner Release Date: August 2020

The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history's greatest thinkers and showing us how each—from Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoir—offers practical and spiritual lessons for today's unsettled times. We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a dif­ferent perspective, to unearth hidden beauty, and to find new ways of being. We want to learn how to embrace wonder. Face regrets. Sustain hope. Eric Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and global travel in a pil­grimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world, from Rousseau to Nietzsche, Confucius to Simone Weil. Traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), he journeys thousands of miles, making stops in Athens, Delhi, Wyoming, Coney Island, Frankfurt, and points in between to recon­nect with philosophy's original purpose: teaching us how to lead wiser, more meaningful lives. From Socrates and ancient Athens to Simone de Beauvoir and twentieth-century Paris, Weiner's chosen philosophers and places provide important signposts as we navigate today's chaotic times. In The Socrates Express, Weiner invites us to voyage alongside him on his life-changing pursuit of wisdom and discovery as he attempts to find answers to our most vital questions.

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Whiskey and Philosophy: A Small Batch of Spirited Ideas Audiobook

Whiskey and Philosophy: A Small Batch of Spirited Ideas

Author: Fritz Allhoff, Marcus P. Adams Narrator: Ryan Desrosiers Release Date: August 2020

Everyone becomes a philosopher with a drink in hand, but Whiskey and Philosophy takes this natural pairing to a new level. From the first reference to Scotch in 1494 in the records of King James IV of Scotland to Hillary Clinton tossing back that famous shot of Crown Royal during the 2008 campaign, this spirited book captures the history of whiskey, its various forms, and its associated philosophical issues through engaging and accessible reflections written by philosophers, academics, journalists, and whiskey specialists.Exploring the aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics of whiskey as well as everything from geographical origin to stylistic differences between whiskey and Scotch, Whiskey and Philosophy will teach you things that are both practical (how do tasting notes vary across guides and whiskey brands?) and thought provoking (why is there the popular conception that drinking whiskey makes people mean, and is it true?). Whether you prefer your whiskey neat or in a Manhattan, from the United States, Scotland, or elsewhere, Whiskey and Philosophy is your perfect drinking companion.

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Bretonisches Gold - Kommissar Dupins dritter Fall (Ungekürzte Lesung) Audiobook

Bretonisches Gold - Kommissar Dupins dritter Fall (Ungekürzte Lesung)

Author: Jean-Luc Bannalec Narrator: Gerd Wameling Release Date: August 2020

Kommissar Dupins dritter Fall Die spektakulären Salzgärten auf der Guérande-Halbinsel. Der Veilchenduft des Fleur de Sel in der Erntezeit, von dem die alten Salzbauern erzählen, er erzeuge bisweilen Hirngespinste. Das glaubt auch Kommissar Dupin, als er in den Salinen aus heiterem Himmel angegriffen wird. Eigentlich war er froh, dem leidigen Papierkram zu entkommen und einen Ausflug ins 'Weiße Land' zwischen tosendem Atlantik und idyllischen Flüssen zu unternehmen. Doch als er sich dort für Lilou Breval, eine befreundete Journalistin, nach mysteriösen Fässern umsieht, gerät er unversehens unter Beschuss. Der Täter ist nicht auszumachen, und wenig später verschwindet Breval spurlos. Seiner Sekretärin Nolwenn und dem Ehrgeiz des Präfekten ist es zu verdanken, dass Dupin in diesem Fall ermitteln darf. Aber nicht allein, denn die zuständige Kommissarin des Départements heißt Rose - und macht ihrem Namen alle Ehre ...Was geht in den Salzgärten vor sich? Dupin und Rose suchen fieberhaft nach Anhaltspunkten und stoßen zwischen dem malerischen Golfe du Morbihan und den atemberaubenden Salinen auf falsche Alibis, persönliche Fehden - und immer wieder auf urbretonische Geschichten.

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A Tourist Guide to Adirondacks Audiobook

A Tourist Guide to Adirondacks

Author: Michael Stewart Narrator: Peter Lawrence Release Date: July 2020

Although there are many historically significant sights in Lake George, there's also a number of important ones located only an hour's drive, including those in the towns of Bolton, Bolton Landing, Ticonderoga, and Glens Falls.

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Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace Audiobook

Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace

Author: Aziz Abu Sarah Narrator: Tristan Wright Release Date: July 2020

"Aziz Abu Sarah rightly reminds us that it's not more travel we should be after, but the right kind of travel-one that treads lightly, highlights multiple perspectives (including traditionally marginalized ones), and fosters personal transformation, which is the key to a better world." -Norie Quintos, Editor at Large, National Geographic Travel Media How can we bring together a world polarized by so many seemingly intractable conflicts? Through tourism? Yes, but a different kind of tourism, one that harnesses the power of travel to create a more connected and peaceful world. Aziz Abu Sarah argues that it's through one-on-one contact that we'll begin to heal divides. And he knows this firsthand. A former Palestinian radical, he cofounded a tour agency with a Jewish American that originated the Dual Narrative Tours, which are co-led by guides from different communities, including Israel and Palestine, Ireland, Vietnam, Colombia, and many other countries. A guide for going beyond museums and monuments to more transformative, sustainable, and responsible travel experiences, this book is for both the first-timer and seasoned veteran. Starting with his own moving story of creating connections across his divided hometown of Jerusalem and expanding to stories from all over the world, Abu Sarah offers tips on how to meet people naturally and safely, design an inclusive itinerary, shop to support the local economy, deal with setbacks, and much more. He shows that if you put down your phone and strike up a conversation, you can break through the walls that separate us. You'll discover shared values, build lasting relationships, and realize that ultimately far more unites us than divides us.

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La isla del día siguiente Audiobook

La isla del día siguiente

Author: Eric Frattini Narrator: Arturo Lopez Release Date: July 2020

-Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. En 1988, hace ahora 28 años, cinco españoles, Kitín Muñoz, director de expedición, Kiko Botana, navegante, Pepe de Miguel, cámara de televisión, Juan Ginés García, teniente del ejército y responsable de logística y comunicaciones y yo, como fotógrafo y «conseguidor», realizamos una de las mayores proezas de la historia de la navegación actual: navegar en una balsa de totora, construida por los indios aimaras del Lago Titicaca, desde el puerto del Callao en Perú hasta la isla de Nuku-Hiva, en el Archipiélago de las Marquesas y posteriormente hacia la isla de Tahití, en el Archipiélago de la Sociedad. En total 5.491 millas náuticas (10.170 km), casi la misma distancia que separa las ciudades de Madrid y Hong Kong, en 72 días a bordo de una embarcación réplica exacta de las utilizadas por los navegantes preincaicos en el 200 d.C. Al regresar a España desde la Polinesia, mis cuadernos de viaje quedaron unidos por una cuerda, y escondidos en un oscuro cajón. En 1991, salieron tan solo de su escondite para ser encuadernados por un maravilloso artesano palestino de la Ciudad Vieja de Jerusalén, que con el mimo de sus arrugadas manos unió los dos cuadernos originales en un grueso y magnífico libro de piel roja de cordero. En su portada en letras doradas, aparece la leyenda: CUADERNO DE BITÁCORA. Por Eric Frattini y en su grueso lomo: Expedición URU – 1988. Tras cinco años de vivencias, guerras y hasta algún matrimonio en Oriente Medio, el cuaderno quedó ubicado en la sección de viajes de mi biblioteca compuesta por casi seis mil volúmenes. Allí permaneció en tranquilo y sabio reposo durante los siguientes veinte años. Ahora, cuando «ya no hablamos de corrido», como dice una muy querida amiga, y nuestros recuerdos comienzan a fallar, decido a mis 52 años que ya es hora de compartir con alguien más, aquella gran vivencia que fue la travesía de la Uru. Disfrútenla como lo hizo aquel joven de 24 años, que era yo por aquel entonces.

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