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  2. Dune Audiobook Dune
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  3. The Christmas Escape Audiobook The Christmas Escape
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  4. Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness Audiobook Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness
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  5. Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain Audiobook Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain
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  6. As Good As Dead Audiobook As Good As Dead
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  7. How to Kill Your Family Audiobook How to Kill Your Family
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  8. Never Audiobook Never
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  9. Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography Audiobook Will: The Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography
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Northanger Abbey Audiobook

Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen Narrator: Michael Ward Release Date: September 2021

Jane Austens tongue in cheek Coming of Age story, Northanger Abbey tells the story of Catherine Moorland and her first entry into society at Bath, and then of her time in the titular Northanger Abbey. Narrated by Michael Ward.

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The Kama Sutra Audiobook

The Kama Sutra

Author: Mallanaga Vatsyayana Narrator: Mark F. Smith Release Date: September 2021

The Kama Sutra (Sanskrit: कामसूत्र, Kāma-sūtra; lit. Principles of Lust) is an ancient Indian Hindu Sanskrit text on sexuality, eroticism and emotional fulfillment in life. Attributed to Vātsyāyana, the Kama Sutra is neither exclusively nor predominantly a sex manual on sex positions, but written as a guide to the art of living well, the nature of love, finding a life partner, maintaining one's love life, and other aspects pertaining to pleasure-oriented faculties of human life. It is a sutra-genre text with terse aphoristic verses that have survived into the modern era with different bhāṣyas (exposition and commentaries). The text is a mix of prose and anustubh-meter poetry verses. The text acknowledges the Hindu concept of Purusharthas, and lists desire, sexuality, and emotional fulfillment as one of the proper goals of life. Its chapters discuss methods for courtship, training in the arts to be socially engaging, finding a partner, flirting, maintaining power in a married life, when and how to commit adultery, sexual positions, and other topics. The majority of the book is about the philosophy and theory of love, what triggers desire, what sustains it, and how and when it is good or bad. The text is one of many Indian texts on Kama Shastra. It is a much-translated work in Indian and non-Indian languages. The Kama Sutra has influenced many secondary texts that followed after the 4th-century CE, as well as the Indian arts as exemplified by the pervasive presence Kama-related reliefs and sculpture in old Hindu temples. Of these, the Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh is a UNESCO world heritage site. Among the surviving temples in north India, one in Rajasthan sculpts all the major chapters and sexual positions to illustrate the Kama Sutra. According to Wendy Doniger, the Kama Sutra became 'one of the most pirated books in English language' soon after it was published in 1883 by Richard Burton. This first European edition by Burton does not faithfully reflect much in the Kama Sutra because he revised the collaborative translation by Bhagavanlal Indrajit and Shivaram Parashuram Bhide with Forster Arbuthnot to suit 19th-century Victorian tastes.

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Los días de Birmania (edición definitiva avalada por The Orwell Estate) Audiobook

Los días de Birmania (edición definitiva avalada por The Orwell Estate)

Author: George Orwell Narrator: Alfonso Vallés Release Date: September 2021

Una soberbia novela sobre los abusos del poder colonial en Birmania, escrita por una de los grandes críticos del imperialismo El protagonista de Los días de Birmania, el señor Flory, es el representante de una empresa maderera relegado a una remota provincia. Su apertura de miras hacia los nativos lo acerca al doctor Veraswami, quien tras caer en desgracia ante U Po Kyin, el poderoso y corrupto submagistrado local, necesita su patrocinio para formar parte del club social de Kyauktada, hasta ahora un reducto de los blancos. Por otra parte, la llegada de Elizabeth Lackersteen, una joven encantadora y caprichosa, provocará casi literalmente un terremoto en la pequeña comunidad. George Orwell nació en la India en 1903, pero con solo un año de edad se trasladó con su madre y sus hermanos a Inglaterra. No volvió al continente asiático hasta cumplir los diecinueve años, para formar parte de la policía colonial de Birmania.Esta novela -la primera del genial escritor- es el fruto de aquellos años. La presente edición, avalada por The Orwell Foundation, sigue fielmente el texto definitivo de las obras completas del autor, fijado por el profesor Peter Davison. La crítica dijo: «Una novela redonda, apasionante y de una madurez asombrosa.» Soledad Puértolas «Los días de Birmania sigue siendo el único texto importante que representa la conexión fascinante y de largo alcance entre George Orwell y Birmania. [Pero] en la Birmania de hoy hay un chiste en cuanto a que Orwell no escribió una sola novela sobre el país, sino tres: Los días de Birmania, Rebelión en la granja y 1984.» Emma Larkin

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B. J. Harrison Reads A Journey in Search of Christmas Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads A Journey in Search of Christmas

Author: Owen Wister Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: September 2021

Cowboy Lin McLean rides into Cheyenne, Wyoming at Christmastime. His plans quickly take an unexpected turn when he encounters the child of a person he once knew. In the spirit of Christmas, he finds himself going out of his way for the boy who has been living in harsh conditions and gives him a taste of a better life. A sweet tale about Christmas and warmth, 'A Journey in Search of Christmas' is a classic by the master of western fiction, Owen Wister. Hear the novel from the early 20th century as read by B. J. Harrison. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Owen Wister (1860-1938) was an American writer and historian. Wister was a prolific writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays, and is prominently known as a pioneer in western fiction. His most notable works include the novel 'The Virginian' (1902) and his biography of Ulysses S. Grant (1901). Wister’s impact on popular culture is significant, with 'The Virginian' having seen several film adaptations, such as 'The Virginian' (1929) with Gary Cooper. His novel has been considered to have directly influenced cowboy imagery in western fiction and Hollywood films.

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B. J. Harrison Reads A Classic Tales Christmas Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads A Classic Tales Christmas

Author: Various Authors Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: September 2021

The stories in this collection are all about Christmas, but that does not mean that they are all happy and tranquil. Sincere and romantic ones like O. Henry’s meet the mysterious tales of Chesterton and Conan Doyle. A malevolent and nihilist gravedigger receives absolution from the most unlikely of creatures, while a poor shoemaker that has renounced God begins to look for His presence through his small window. Of course, it would not be a complete collection without everyone's seasonal favourite – Charles Dickens’ 'A Christmas Carol', which combes bitterness, love, forgiveness, and goodness into one magical story. A heartfelt and haunting collection that everyone will enjoy. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. B. J. Harrison has gathered some of the most famous and pleasant tales about Christmas in his collection. From G. K. Chesterton and Charles Dickens, through Robert Frost and Hans Christian Andersen, to Leo Tolstoy and O. Henry, this is a remarkable volume that praises and extolls the virtues and sanctity of the most wonderful time of the year.

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B. J. Harrison Reads Classic Scary Tales Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads Classic Scary Tales

Author: Various Authors Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: September 2021

Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and mad scientists. The most characteristic features of the gothic and horror genre are combined here, together with some mysterious and hard to crack, enigmatic tales. The listener will be Dracula's, or seek the elixir of life with an alchemy student; they will run in horror before the headless horseman or be poisoned by the beautiful daughter of the mad scientist Rappaccini. And if this is not enough, the Inquisition will step in, torturing the reader’s body and soul with inhuman, otherworldly violin chords. You have been warned! B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Some of the greatest names on the literary scene are gathered together in this collection to give you a delicious scare. Washington Irving, Mary Shelley, Nathaniel Hawthorne, W. W. Jacobs, John Polidori, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, H. P. Lovecraft and more join their efforts in order to creat a horrifying and mysterious atmosphere that will swallow up the listener in no time. Be sure to turn off the lights when you hit 'play'.

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B. J. Harrison Reads The Bell of St. Sépulcre Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads The Bell of St. Sépulcre

Author: M. P. Shiel Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: September 2021

What will happen if you hear the bell of St. Sépulcre? According to the local small town folks, dangers and even death may follow. When a stranger enters the town, he is warned by the locals not to follow a certain path because it could be dangerous. It is believed that a strange and scary woman wanders the woods and terrorises whomever crosses her path. Will the traveler dare to enter the woods? What awaits him there? Find the answers in 'The Bell of St. Sépulcre'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Matthew Phipps Shiell, better known as M. P. Shiel, was a British writer who lived in the period 1865-1947. He mainly wrote novels and short stories, many of which were turned into series. He gained a wide popularity with his horror stories and scientific romances. 'The Purple Cloud' is one of his best known works and it remains popular today. It is considered to be the first future history series in science fiction and therefore Shiel is often described as the innovator of the genre.

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B. J. Harrison Reads The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Author: Washington Irving Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: September 2021

When a young teacher decides to come work in a secluded Dutch village, little does he know that his stay there will change his life forever. Set among tales of ghosts and supernatural beings, 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' is a short story whose setting soon begins to play tricks on the protagonist. The chilling story of the Headless horseman is a perfect reading for Halloween or a dark and stormy night. What is more, Irving's tale inspired many big and small screen adaptations, the most popular one being Tim Burton's movie from 1999. Recommended to readers and fans of supernatural fiction. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Versatile as the subject matters of his literary oeuvre, the name of Washington Irving (1783-1859) still echoes in the corridors of the American literary canon. Having earned special status as a man of letters in America and Europe alike, Irving's fame stems primarily from his short stories 'Rip Van Winkle' and 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'. An avid biographer and historian, his influence can be felt within a vast group of American and British authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, E. A. Poe, Charles Dickens, and Sir Walter Scott.

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B. J. Harrison Reads Xélucha Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads Xélucha

Author: M. P. Shiel Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: September 2021

One night during his regular rambles, Mérimée stumbles upon a mysterious woman who invites him home to her place. They enter a big, dark but luxuriously furnished room and they spend the whole night having dinner and talking. However things take a turn to the strange when the eery lady starts talking about death and tombs. Mérimée realises that his companion is not an ordinary woman and that he is in danger. Will he get himself out of there alive or will Xélucha drag him with her to the underworld? B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. Matthew Phipps Shiell, better known as M. P. Shiel, was a British writer who lived in the period 1865-1947. He mainly wrote novels and short stories, many of which were turned into series. He gained a wide popularity with his horror stories and scientific romances. 'The Purple Cloud' is one of his best known works and it remains popular today. It is considered to be the first future history series in science fiction and therefore Shiel is often described as the innovator of the genre.

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B. J. Harrison Reads The Thing in the Weeds Audiobook

B. J. Harrison Reads The Thing in the Weeds

Author: William Hope Hodgson Narrator: B. J. Harrison Release Date: September 2021

'The Thing in the Weeds' is a short story by William Hope Hodgson from his 'Sargasso Sea Stories' in which he portrays a monster lurking in the darkest recesses of the unfathomable depths of the sea. An example of Lovecraft's major principle of 'fear of the unknown', the terror in this Hodgson story is a mysterious one, despite the fact that it haunts and kills the characters. Hodgson's deep reverence and almost awe-inspiring dedication to the sea and its secrets turn 'The Thing in the Weeds' into a hauntingly remarkable story that all fans of horror short fiction should read or listen to. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere. William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) was an English essayist and author, who covered a wide array of genres: horror, science fiction, and fantasy. He was fascinated by the sea and dedicated a lot of his fiction to it. He served in the First World War, where he was killed by artillery fire. His best known works include the novels and novellas 'The House on the Borderland', 'The Boats of the 'Glenn Carrig'', and 'The Night Land', as well as more than 50 short stories.

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Carmilla Audiobook

Carmilla

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Narrator: Jodie Harris Release Date: September 2021

Due to an unfortunate series of events, a teenage girl named Carmilla is left in the care of a wealthy widower and his daughter, Laura. Laura, upon meeting the poor girl, comes to realize that she knows her face. Years prior when she was but a child, Laura was haunted by a presence in her room with the likeness of the young girl. Convinced it was just a nightmare, Laura and Carmilla become fast friends. But as Carmilla's stay continues, strange things begin to happen to the townspeople nearby. It's not until Carmilla disappears that Laura and her father discover the truth about their mysterious houseguest.

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Transformation Audiobook

Transformation

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Narrator: Adriel Brandt Release Date: September 2021

When a young man squanders his inheritance and scornfully refuses the help of a family friend, he descends into miserable fury. At his lowest point, upon a jagged beach overlooking a sea suddenly violent with storm, he encounters a twisted deity that offers him wealth and revenge . . . for an unconscionable price. 'Transformation' is a disturbing tale of recklessness and pride, an eerie Gothic twist on the scriptural prodigal son narrative by the mother of horror Mary Shelley.

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