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Abandoned Wharf Sisters

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The streets of Whitechapel are a savage place to grow up, especially during the terrible winter of 1895. Even before she was brought into the world, the odds were stacked against Effie Wilson.  Born to two irresponsible, alcoholic parents, Effie is the eldest of five children - none of whom really stand a chance. Matters are made even worse when Effie’s parents disappear one day, never to return. Effie, who is only 13, and her brother John need to care for their three little sisters, but London is no place for children on their own. Scrambling to stave off starvation and homelessness, Effie and John disagree on how to protect their siblings. Now alone with her sisters, Effie will do anything for them, but she’s beginning to realize that her efforts will never be enough. Her only hope could rest in Willie Green, a sweet boy with bright hazel eyes who comes and goes from Effie’s life. If only she knew when he might appear again...

©2020 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC

Narrator: Gareth Richards
Author: Faye Godwin
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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The Invisible Daughter

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Fae Carter has been hiding all her life. First, her mother keeps her hidden away from the angry, violent man who owns their home. He calls Mama his favorite secret, but Fae knows he's not her father. Fae has to hide whenever he comes because he hates her so much that he hurts her if he finds her. Mama sends Fae to go and live with her grandparents in the country. Fae doesn't understand why her mother doesn't want her anymore, but she does understand Grandma definitely does not want her - and never did. Grandma tells her that nobody must ever see or find her. Grandma keeps Fae hidden upstairs and in the back garden, where Fae meets Ollie, a playful little boy who seems to be the only person in the whole world who doesn't want to hide her away. Fae’s time with Ollie is the sunshine in her life, and despite Grandma's harshness, Fae finds joy with him. Until the terrible day comes when Fae's grandparents leave, and she's forced to make her way back into the city. Alone, lost, and scared, Fae has years of suffering ahead of her. Living on the streets of London, hiding from the frightening man in Mama's house, struggling as a parlormaid for a cruel, lustful master, Fae has to endure all of these things while her heart longs for the country...and the boy she once knew. Unbeknownst to her, miles away, Ollie's heart longs just as strongly for the girl who nobody else believes exists. But he knows she's real. He knows he loves her. But what he doesn't know is whether she'll ever come back to him.

©2020 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC

Author: Faye Godwin
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
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Working Machines

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Working Machines - An executive’s guide to AI and Intelligent Automation takes a look at how the renewed vigour for the development of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Automation technology has begun to change how businesses operate. It provides a step-by-step guide to building your own AI and Intelligent Automation strategies and frameworks, while also giving you insight into the way it is currently being used across multiple industries.  The contents of this book will be especially beneficial for anyone who is in senior management including c-level executives, business owners and entrepreneurs.  The book is easy to understand for non-technical business leaders and consultants who are tasked with assisting a business in building its AI and Automation strategies. Anyone who has a career in the digital space will find value in this book. Artificial Intelligence has already become pervasive, so there really isn’t a better time than now to become well-versed in its current capability as well as what experts predict will take place in the next few years. What will you learn? What AI is exactly and its role in revolutionising the workplace Concepts and technology behind the applications and solutions on the market  AI’s history and expected applications and trends in the future Ethics behind AI development Tools to help you get started with your own projects

©2020 WeAreBrain (P)2021 WeAreBrain

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Thief Girl

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Ivy Harris is twice unwanted by the time she's two years old. Thrown away both by her parents and her grandmother, she has no choice except to live with her aunt, Bertha. As brilliant, kind, and loving as Bertha is, she's also a crook and a thief - and her ways get them both into trouble more often than not. When Bertha dies, Ivy’s whole world ends - until she meets charismatic, compassionate, golden-haired George, the leader of a gang of street children living in an abandoned warehouse. Despite the best efforts of jealous Jane, Ivy falls for George. Even when they're separated by Jane's antics and Ivy becomes a kitchen maid in a fancy house, she never forgets him. When George is wounded and dying from infection, it's Ivy who saves him. But saving him costs Ivy her job - and almost her life. She's wandering the streets now, alone and scared, and her life is in terrible danger. Can George save her? And is there some connection between him and Joseph Shaw, the rich man whose hair also shines like spun gold?

©2019 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC

Narrator: Gareth Richards
Author: Faye Godwin
Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
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The Seafarer's Lost Daughter

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The last thing Lindy Cook wants to do is leave beautiful Yorkshire behind. The countryside is the only home she’s ever known, and its splendid landscapes lift her spirits even amidst trouble, so does Titus, the bright-eyed country boy who’s always been her dear friend.  Lindy’s troubles are many. Papa has gone to London for work; Mama is quite unwell, and her two little brothers, Reuben and Aram, constantly need to be fed and cared for. With no resources, she has no choice but to pack her little family into a stifling railway carriage headed for a whole new world - a world she doesn’t understand: London.  As her days in London grow longer than she ever thought possible, Lindy suffers loss after loss, toiling through the intolerable life of a poor child on the city streets. And as she begins to blossom into a woman, she has only one hope left. It seems a foolish hope at times, but she clings to her dream of finding Titus again and returning to glorious Yorkshire. But every day that passes makes her dream look more and more unlikely....

©2020 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC

Narrator: Graham Mack
Author: Faye Godwin
Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
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The Ragged Hatmaker

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London. 1854. For years, Fern Hall has lived in an orphanage in the East End of London. It’s a brutal life of endless chores and punishments for even the smallest infractions. She’s able to escape it for a time when she’s hired out as a temporary maid to the wealthy Hawk family, but a servant’s lot is little better. Gerard Hawk, the second son of the prosperous merchant, is drawn to Fern from their very first meeting when she comes to work for his parents. When Fern is falsely accused of a crime, Gerard is the only one who believes her innocence. She is forced to flee, leaving behind everything - and everyone - she has ever known. A year and a half later, Fern and Gerard meet again accidentally, but the gap between their circumstances is wider than ever. Now in love with Gerard, Fern despairs of anything ever changing in her life. Then, something mysterious from Fern’s past surfaces. Can Fern gather the courage to see it through? Is change really a possibility, at last?

©2019 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC

Narrator: Gareth Richards
Author: Faye Godwin
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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The Little Christmas Waif

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Cara Cooper’s third Christmas starts out as the best she’s ever known. As the daughter of a kitchen maid, she’s just old enough to be really excited. When a kind stranger appears and takes Cara to a beautiful house filled with toys and Christmas treats of every description, she is thrilled. Little does the toddler know that the kind stranger, Edna, has an ulterior motive.  Now kidnapped, Cara’s life is set on a collision course with tragedy. As Edna descends into madness, Cara falls from her favor and ends up as a maidservant herself, taken from her real mother so long ago that she barely remembers her.  One Christmas after another brings nothing but sorrow and hardship. The only hope Cara has is sweet and lovely Levi Hall, a childhood friend who slowly becomes her true love. But as Edna grows more and more cruel toward Cara, can Levi come through for her in time? Will Cara ever have a real Christmas?

©2020 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC

Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
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The Forsaken Maid's Secret

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Bincy Hall was just seven years old when her mother abandoned her in a marketplace - a moment that will haunt Bincy forever. Discovered by the police, Bincy is taken to an orphanage, where she learns that Mama is not the only person who doesn't want her. In truth, nobody wants her, and Bincy is forced to cling to the orphanage bully Mae for comfort. As the years pass, Mae forces Bincy to do everything she demands, from picking on the younger girls to giving up her meager allotment of food. When Bincy is betrayed by Mae, she's sent to work in a manor house as a scullery maid. That's where Bincy meets two young men: Judd, the street urchin who comes into the cellar to scavenge for food, and Henry, the charismatic young master of the house.  Despite Judd's warnings, Bincy finds herself falling for Henry. But when Henry demands more from her than she's willing to give, Bincy has to make a choice: give herself to him or face her greatest fear of being alone and discarded once more.

©2019 Tica House Publishing (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC

Narrator: Cecily White
Author: Faye Godwin
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
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The Factory Girl's Song

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Olive Wickes knew a better life once. Before their old master died, her family lived in comfortable servants' quarters beside a garden where birdsong echoed through the day. But the new young master turned them out, and now Olive, her parents, and her five-year-old brother Jimmy are struggling to get by. In their cold and desolate tenement, Olive sings to Jimmy about the birds of the garden, trying to cling on to hope.  Things go from bad to worse when her father succumbs to consumption. Without his job at the docks, the family can't get by. They try to survive on the streets, but it's an impossible task for a destitute mother and her two small children. Olive embarks on a journey of loss and survival in the brutal setting of Victorian London. She has to survive the deaths of loved ones, the appalling conditions in the slums of Old Nichol, and worst of all, the horrors of a match factory and the deadly diseases lurking inside.  But one bright thread runs through her story: a kind and handsome boy who gives her bread and whistles just like a nightingale. Might he be the thread by which she can pull herself back up into a better life?

©2019 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC

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Incident at Vichy

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In a small and dark room, nine men are assembled under a shadowy pretext. As tension builds, the men are questioned: are they the sort of people that the new Nazi regime considers "inferior"?

(P)2002 L.A. Theatre Works

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A Desolate Christmas

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Lena Phillips has everything she could want: a father who adores her, a mother who spends hours reading to her, a nursery full of the most wonderful toys. Lena even has Sally Goodman, a doting governess. Lena is only four years old, and she's the happiest little girl in the whole wide world. As Christmas approaches, Lena grows more and more excited - unaware that a dark plot is brewing, and she will be caught in its tendrils. Governess Sally Goodman has a dark secret, and Ella - a parlor-maid who's gained Sally's trust - is determined to exploit that weakness. Influenced by her criminal brothers, Ella persuades Sally to leave Lena in her care for an afternoon just before Christmas. What happens next changes Lena's life forever. Sold to a cruel couple in the slums of Victorian London, Lena is plunged into a world of begging, stealing, starving, and abuse. Lena's family searches in vain for her, and finally in despair, they give up. Every Christmas that follows is progressively colder and more hopeless than the first. Lena loses hope that anyone will want her - except a boy with sad grey eyes. A boy who needs her as much as she needs him....

©2019 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2019 Tica House Publishing LLC

Narrator: Cecily White
Author: Faye Godwin
Category: Romance, Historical
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
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A Daughter's Desperation

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In the filth-ridden streets of East End in London, Young Elsie Griggs knows little more than grueling poverty and constant hunger. The bright spot in her life is her loving mama, who means everything to her. When Mama becomes ill, Elsie must get a job to support the family - since her rebellious brother Philip is hardly ever home. But Elsie does so willingly; she’ll do anything for her mother. But working as a personal maid in Whiston Manor proves a constant challenge for Elsie. Mrs. Whiston is irritable, critical, and hateful to her. The only good thing about the manor is Mrs. Whiston's grandson, the kind and charming Andrew - who is out of bounds to Elsie. As Elsie's attraction to Andrew grows, she has no way of knowing a series of tragedies are barreling toward her that will rip her entire world apart, setting her on a new path. But will this new path include Andrew? Or will it lead her further away from him and into a world of loneliness and regret? A gripping listen set in Victorian London with people so desperately poor, they will do anything to survive.

©2019 Tica House Publishing LLC (P)2020 Tica House Publishing LLC

Narrator: Gareth Richards
Author: Faye Godwin
Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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