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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  4. Near Dark: A Thriller Audiobook Near Dark: A Thriller
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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  10. Tempt Me Audiobook Tempt Me
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...And What Do You Do?: What The Royal Family Don't Want You To Know Audiobook

...And What Do You Do?: What The Royal Family Don't Want You To Know

Author: Norman Baker Narrator: David Vickery Release Date: April 2020

... And What Do You Do? is a hard-hitting analysis of the royal family, exposing its extravagant use of public money and the dubious behaviour of some among its ranks. In this book, former government minister Norman Baker argues that the British public deserves better than this puerile diet. ... And What Do You Do? is a hard-hitting analysis of the royal family, exposing its extravagant use of public money and the highly dubious behaviour of some among its ranks, whilst being critical of the knee-jerk sycophancy shown by the press and politicians. Baker also considers the wider role the royals play in society, including the link with House of Lords reform, and the constitutional position of the monarch, which is important given Prince Charles's present and intended approach. ... And What Do You Do? asks important questions about the future of the world's most famous royal family. "With our democracy in turmoil, it's right to be asking questions about constitutional reform. Norman Baker tackles the subject with his trademark energy and in forensic detail looking at the facts beyond the headlines." -CAROLINE LUCAS

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The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe Audiobook

The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe

Author: Barry Cunliffe Narrator: Matthew Waterson Release Date: April 2020

The Scythians were nomadic horsemen who ranged wide across the grasslands of the Asian steppe from the Altai mountains in the east to the Great Hungarian Plain in the first millennium BC. Their steppe homeland bordered on a number of sedentary states to the south and there were, inevitably, numerous interactions between the nomads and their neighbours. The Scythians fought the Persians on a number of occasions, in one battle killing their king and on another occasion driving the invading army of Darius the Great from the steppe. Relations with the Greeks around the shores of the Black Sea were rather different-both communities benefiting from trading with each other. It is from the writings of Greeks like the historian Herodotus that we learn of Scythian life: their beliefs, their burial practices, their love of fighting, and their ambivalent attitudes to gender. It is a world that is also brilliantly illuminated by the rich material culture recovered from Scythian burials, where all the organic material is amazingly well preserved. Barry Cunliffe here marshals this vast array of evidence-both archaeological and textual-in a masterful reconstruction of the lost world of the Scythians, allowing them to emerge in all their considerable vigour and splendour for the first time in over two millennia.

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Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction (2nd Edition) Audiobook

Northern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction (2nd Edition)

Author: Marc Mulholland Narrator: Roger Clark Release Date: April 2020

From the Plantation of Ulster in the seventeenth century to the entry into peace talks in the late twentieth century the Northern Irish people have been engaged in conflict-Catholic against Protestant, Republican against Unionist. Marc Mulholland explores the pivotal moments in Northern Irish history-the rise of republicanism in the 1800s, Home Rule and the civil rights movement, the growth of Sinn Fein and the provisional IRA, and of the opposition, the DUP, led by Dr. Ian Paisley. His detailed examination of the violent upheaval of the last century, epitomized by the killing of thirteen civilian demonstrators on Bloody Sunday, culminates in the controversy surrounding the current ongoing peace process. Over 300 years on, the question still remains: can two identities and national allegiances be accommodated in the same state without oppression, rebellion, or violence?

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Cognac: The Seductive Saga of the World's Most Coveted Spirit Audiobook

Cognac: The Seductive Saga of the World's Most Coveted Spirit

Author: Kyle Jarrard Narrator: Paul Boehmer Release Date: April 2020

Called the brandy of the gods by Victor Hugo, Cognac is a universal symbol of refinement and quality. In the first comprehensive history of this celebrated drink, Kyle Jarrard charts Cognac's birth in the 1500s and its transformation into the world's most coveted brandy. Along the way, he reveals how Cognac distillers weathered vineyard die-offs, the German occupation, and other challenges over the years-and offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Hennessy, Remy-Martin, Courvoisier, Martell, and other legendary brands.

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The Book of  the City of Ladies Audiobook

The Book of the City of Ladies

Author: Christine De Pizan Narrator: Georgina Sutton Release Date: April 2020

Shocked and distressed by a male writer's vilification of women, Christine de Pizan has a powerful dreamlike vision in which she is visited by three personified Virtues: Reason, Rectitude and Justice. They tell her she has been chosen to write a book which will be like a city, housing virtuous women and protecting them from feminist attack. Heroines past and present form the foundations of this city - biblical and mythical heroines, ruling queens, Christian saints, and inventors are among them. Partly myth, partly fact, The Book of the City of Ladies is an extraordinary, pioneering and impassioned defence of women that set out to shatter medieval misogynist clichés, and serve to instil self-worth in its female readers of the time.

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'J'ACCUSE' par Emile Zola: Texte intégral interprété par David Serero Audiobook

'J'ACCUSE' par Emile Zola: Texte intégral interprété par David Serero

Author: Emile Zola Narrator: David Serero Release Date: April 2020

'J'ACCUSE...!' par Emile Zola. Lettre au President de la République publié dans le journal l'Aurore, exposant en détail la vérité sur l'affaire Alfred Dreyfus. Texte intégral théâtralisé et interprété par David Serero.

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John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854: The History of the Outbreak and Its Impact on Public Hea Audiobook

John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854: The History of the Outbreak and Its Impact on Public Hea

Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Colin Fluxman Release Date: April 2020

Plague and pestilence have both fascinated and terrified humanity from the very beginning. Societies and individuals have struggled to make sense of them, and more importantly they’ve often struggled to avoid them. Before the scientific age, people had no knowledge of the microbiological agents – unseen bacteria and viruses – which afflicted them, and thus the maladies were often ascribed to wrathful supernatural forces. Even when advances in knowledge posited natural causes for epidemics and pandemics, medicine struggled to deal with them, and for hundreds of years religion continued to work hand-in-hand with medicine.  In the case of cholera, once among the most dreaded diseases, a breakthrough in Victorian England occurred in the mid-19th century during one of several epidemics to assault the island. In that instance, an unassuming physician named John Snow was able to trace the environmental component in which cholera was carried. He accomplished this in large part through a painstaking map cross-referencing location and specific cases of infection within a small area of London. Eventually, he narrowed the source down to a single manual water pump in the midst of the poverty-stricken neighborhood of Soho.  At the time, however, in the face of resistance launched by more powerful and pedigreed members of the medical profession, Snow was rewarded with criticism for not successfully revealing the entirety of the disease’s inner mechanics. It was only over the course of several decades that Snow was able to persuade the medical community at large of the disease’s source, and the British successfully established policies that helped prevent future outbreaks. Ironically, Snow eventually gained membership in Britain’s high circle of elite medical practitioners, but it was not his work on cholera that initially propelled him to global fame.

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Dante Audiobook

Dante

Author: John Took Narrator: John Took Release Date: March 2020

For all that has been written about the author of the Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri (12651321) remains the best guide to his own life and work. Dantes writings are therefore never far away in this authoritative and comprehensive intellectual biography, which offers a fresh account of the medieval Florentine poets life and thought before and after his exile in 1302. Beginning with the often violent circumstances of Dantes life, the book examines his successive works as testimony to the course of his passionate humanity: his lyric poetry through to the Vita nova as the great work of his first period; the Convivio , De vulgari eloquentia and the poems of his early years in exile; and the Monarchia and the Commedia as the product of his maturity. Describing as it does a journey of the mind, the book confirms the nature of Dantes undertaking as an exploration of what he himself speaks of as maturity in the flame of love. The result is an original synthesis of Dantes life and work.

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Woodrow Wilson and the Reimagining of Eastern Europe Audiobook

Woodrow Wilson and the Reimagining of Eastern Europe

Author: Larry Wolff Narrator: Rick Adamson Release Date: March 2020

At the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, where the victorious Allied powers met to reenvision the map of Europe in the aftermath of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson's influence on the remapping of borders was profound. But despite his deep involvement in the region's geopolitical transformation, President Wilson never set eyes on Eastern Europe, and never traveled to a single one of the eastern lands whose political destiny he so decisively influenced. Eastern Europe was reinvented on the map of the early twentieth century with the crucial intervention of an American president who deeply invested his political and emotional energies in lands that he would never visit. This book determination and his practical application of the principle changed over time as negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference unfolded. Larry Wolff exposes the contradictions between Wilson's principles and their implementation in the peace settlement for Eastern Europe, and sheds light on how his decisions were influenced by both personal relationships and his growing awareness of the history of the Ottoman and Habsburg empires.

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A People Betrayed: A History of Corruption, Political Incompetence and Social Division in Modern Spa Audiobook

A People Betrayed: A History of Corruption, Political Incompetence and Social Division in Modern Spa

Author: Paul Preston Narrator: Peter Noble Release Date: March 2020

From the foremost historian of 20th century Spain, A People Betrayed is the story of the devastating betrayal of Spain by its political class, its military and its Church. This comprehensive history of modern Spain chronicles the fomenting of violent social division throughout the country by institutionalised corruption and startling political incompetence. Most spectacularly during the Primo de Rivera and Franco dictatorships, grotesque and shameless corruption went hand-in-hand with inept policies that prolonged Spain’s economic backwardness well into the 1950s. A People Betrayed looks back to the years prior to 1923 when electoral corruption excluded the masses from organized politics and gave them a choice between apathetic acceptance and violent revolution. Bitter social conflict, economic tensions and conflict between centralist nationalism and regional independence movements then exploded into the civil war of 1936-1939. It took the horrors of that war and the dictatorship that followed to break the pattern. The moderation shared by the progressive right and a chastened left underlay a bloodless transition to democracy after 1975. Yet, as before, corruption and political incompetence continued to have a corrosive effect on political coexistence and social cohesion. Sparkling with vivid portraits of politicians and army officers, some corrupt and others clean, recounting the triumphs and disasters of Kings Alfonso XIII and Juan Carlos, A People Betrayed unravels the mystery of why both right and left have been unable or unwilling to deal with corruption and the pernicious clash between Spanish centralist nationalism and regional desires for independence.

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The Spies Who Never Were: The True Story of the Nazi Spies Who Were Actually Allied Double Agents Audiobook

The Spies Who Never Were: The True Story of the Nazi Spies Who Were Actually Allied Double Agents

Author: Hervie Haufler Narrator: Derek Perkins Release Date: March 2020

After the fall of France in the mid-1940s, Adolf Hitler faced a British Empire that refused to negotiate for peace. With total war looming, he ordered the Abwehr, Germany's defense and intelligence organization, to carry out Operation Lena-a program to place information-gathering spies within Britain. Quickly, a network of secret agents spread within the United Kingdom and across the British Empire. A master of disguises, a professional safecracker, a scrubwoman, a diplomat's daughter-they all reported news of the Allied defenses and strategies back to their German spymasters. One Yugoslav playboy codenamed 'Tricycle' infiltrated the highest echelon of British society and is said to have been one of Ian Fleming's models for James Bond. The stunning truth, though, was that every last one of these German spies had been captured and turned by the British. As double agents, they sent a canny mix of truth and misinformation back to Hitler, all carefully controlled by the Allies. As one British report put it: 'By means of the double agent system, we actually ran and controlled the German espionage system in this country.'

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Encounters with Victoria: Queen Victoria's Reign Through Significant Meetings Audiobook

Encounters with Victoria: Queen Victoria's Reign Through Significant Meetings

Author: Lucy Worsley Narrator: Lucy Worsley Release Date: March 2020

Lucy Worsley presents a ten-part BBC radio exploration of Queen Victoria’s reign via notable encounters In this revealing series, acclaimed historian and Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley, explores the reign of Queen Victoria through pivotal figures in her life. We meet ten key individuals – some well known, others less so – and find out how they influenced the Queen, what she thought of them: and what they thought of her. Beginning with Victoria’s Prime Minister and closest advisor, Lord Melbourne, Worsley goes on to introduce us to the Queen’s lady-in-waiting, Lady Flora Hastings; the Mayor of Newport, Thomas Phillips, governess Louise Lehzen and two popular American entertainers, Tom Thumb and Buffalo Bill – as well as dresser Frieda Arnold; celebrity nurse Florence Nightingale; royal ‘favourite’ Abdul Karim and Bishop Randall Davidson. There are also encounters of a different kind, as Lucy Worsley chronicles Victoria’s grief at the death of her husband, Prince Albert, and records Victoria’s own final days and the crowd of people who gathered as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch breathed her last. Travelling from Kensington Palace to a luxury hotel on the Côte d’Azur, Worsley talks to eminent writers and historians and draws on letters and diaries including the Queen’s own journal to provide fascinating insight into Victoria’s world and those who helped shape it. 1 Accession Day and Kinky Lord M – 1837 With historian Philip Ziegler 2 Poor Lady Flora – 1839 With historian Kathryn Hughes 3 A Wounded Welshman – 9 December 1839 With historians Les James, Rhian E. Jones and curator Oliver Blackmore 4 The Governess – 3 September 1842 With Historic Royal Palaces curator Claudia Williams 5 American Idols – 1844 and 1887 With historian Helen Davies and V&A curator and writer Nicholas Rankin 6 The Dresser – Frieda Arnold, 1854 With Beatrice Behlen, Senior Curator at the Museum of London and Joanna Marschner, Senior Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, Kensington Palace 7 A Nightingale at Balmoral – Florence Nightingale – September 1856 With historian Mark Bostridge 8 An Encounter with Death – 13 December 1861 With historian Helen Rappaport 9 Mutiny Against an Indian – 1897 With historians Priya Atwal and Shrabani Basu 10 The Sinking of a Great Ship – Bishop Randall Davidson – 25th January 1901 With writer and historian A.N. Wilson Extracts from Queen Victoria’s Journals by Gracious Permission of Her Majesty The Queen

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