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City of Ashes

121 ratings

Summary

Clary Fray just wants her life to go back to normal - but that turns out to be impossible. For one thing, her mother is still in the hospital, in a mysterious coma. For another, she and her brother, Jace, have fallen under a cloud of suspicion now that the Shadowhunter world knows that Valentine is still alive - and that Jace and Clary are his son and daughter. Not to mention that someone in New York is killing Downworlders and draining their blood, creating a climate of suspicion that sends Downworld Manhattan to the brink of civil war. When the Silent Brothers are murdered and the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Sword of Souls, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor is dispatched from Idris to investigate. She clearly harbors a personal grudge against Jace, and she drives a wedge between him and his adoptive family. When Clary's romance with her best friend, Simon, starts to heat up, Jace feels abandoned. But has he, as the Inquisitor accuses, joined up with his father? Then Simon is turned into a vampire and kidnapped by Valentine, who intends to sacrifice him as part of a bloody ritual that will make the Mortal Instruments his own forever. Jace knows he needs to save Simon's life, for Clary's sake. But what if he's too late? What if Valentine has already made the Mortal Instruments his own?

©2008 Cassandra Claire, LLC (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

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The Choice of Magic

44 ratings

Summary

The ancient magic of wizards was anything but dark. It was the enlightenment that lifted humanity from the squalor of superstition, and the worship of fell spirits and capricious gods, but those days are gone. The shining glory of the sorcerers burned away the subtlety of wisdom, replacing it with easy power, held only in the hands of the elite - a new age built upon the elemental supremacy of aristocrats and the ignorance of the masses. But this will change, for the greatest power comes with knowledge, and the deeper teachings of wizardry have not been utterly lost. The last wizard of the old tradition still survives in solitude, nursing tired grudges and waiting for death. His passing might have gone unnoticed, but for the imposition of a youth too stubborn to accept his refusal to take an apprentice. With a new student comes new hope, and that hope has caused old powers to stir again. That the world will change is inevitable, but the shape of the future is anything but certain.

©2019 Michael G. Manning (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Stephen Fry

41 ratings

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In this interview Stephen Fry talks to us about the process of narrating the complete adventures of London's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. He touches on the genius of Arthur Conan Doyle and reveals how joining the 'Sherlock Holmes Society' played a part in his expulsion from school and subsequent imprisonment. Coming round full circle, Stephen admits to having jumped at the chance of voicing Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection. Keen to delve once more into the 'majestic swing, rhythm and pulse of the text,' Stephen describes his experience in the recording studio, all the while expressing a general fondness for the magic of stories told aloud. As a renowned and beloved actor, writer, and presenter, Stephen Fry has imprinted himself into British culture. He has voiced all seven of the Harry Potter audiobooks, as well as titles such as The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mythos and Winnie the Pooh. His flawless rendition of literary classics is always second to none and in Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection, Stephen immediately draws you in and leaves you wanting more. Including personal introductions written by and narrated by Stephen, The Definitive Collection is a truly unique literary gem. Audible Members' Choice Winner of the Year, the audiobook has been described by listeners as 'superb' and 'over 70 hours of pure brilliance.'

©2016 Audible Studios (P)2016 Audible Studios

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Bryan Cranston

19 ratings

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Introducing his autobiography, A Life in Parts, Bryan Cranston talks to us about embodying the infamous drug kingpin Walter White, the physical and emotional turmoil that comes with being an actor and how a difficult and oftentimes violent upbringing led him to become an unrelenting optimist.  Having first graced our screens at the age of seven, Bryan now has over 150 titles to his name, including Linwood Boomer’s hugely celebrated sitcom Malcom in the Middle and Vince Gilligan’s multiaward-winning Breaking Bad.  A fan of short stories, Brian presents A Life in Parts through a series of brief chapters which take the listener through a chronological journey of his life. Also an excellent guide for prospective actors, Brian imparts advice to those who are looking to make their mark in Hollywood.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Bryan Cranston
Length: 15 mins
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Emma Thompson

15 ratings

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In this interview, Emma Thompson shares her considerable insight into Britain's most influential female novelist, the great Jane Austen. Having played the narrator in an all-star-cast adaptation of Northanger Abbey, Emma discusses her favourite passages, characters and themes. She praises Austen for her unique ability to engage the reader with universal stories of human desires, hopes and foibles, and describes her own long-standing love affair with the author, having first picked up Austen's books at the age of thirteen. Having won a BAFTA, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her screenplay adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, Emma Thompson has already brought Austen to the 21st Century and introduced her to a new generation. She does the same with Northanger Abbey, referring to the heroine as a 'sweet girl', her love interest as a 'witty friend' and the villain of the piece as 'an absolute knob-head'. In contrast to Sense and Sensibility, Emma describes Northanger Abbey as a straightforward text; the perfect introduction to Austen for those new to her writing.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Emma Thompson
Length: 14 mins
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Sally Field

11 ratings

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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about her autobiography, In Pieces, is two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Field.  One of the most enduring actors of our time, Sally Field has portrayed a variety of iconic roles on both the large and small screen. From her early roles in sitcoms and films such as Sybil and Gidget to her award-winning performances in Lincoln, Hello, My Name Is Doris and ER, Field has remained a celebrated figure and activist. Her new memoir, In Pieces, was published in September 2018.  In this interview, Sally Field shares her reflections on the parts that made me her famous, talks about her relationship with Burt Reynolds and discusses what it was like to open up old wounds in writing the book.  

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

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Salman Rushdie

9 ratings

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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his 13th novel, The Golden House, is critically acclaimed British-Indian novelist and writer Sir Salman Rushdie. Born in Bombay, British India, Salman Rushdie has become literary nobility, lauded for his ability to combine magical realism with historical fiction, focusing on the connections between Eastern and Western civilisations. Rushdie has had his titles translated into over 40 languages, and his best-known books include his second novel, Midnight's Children - which won the Booker Prize in 1981 - and his fifth book, The Satanic Verses, which prompted a fatwa against him in 1989. Rushdie has since received countless awards and honours for his work and remains one of the most popular and controversial writers of the 20th century. Salman Rushdie talks to us about his venture back into realism, what underlying message he is trying to convey in his latest book and the humour people missed in The Satanic Verses. This interview also includes an exclusive reading by Salman of the opening of The Golden House.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Salman Rushdie
Length: 30 mins
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Johann Hari

8 ratings

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Joining us in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest book, Lost Connections, is New York Times best-selling author and journalist Johann Ari.  A Cambridge graduate, Johann Ari has a long and experienced career as an award-winning journalist. His in-depth research and accessible style, beginning with the war on drugs, which made up his first acclaimed title, Chasing the Scream, challenged the way we see drug addiction and legalisation.  He now explores the myths surrounding mental health with his latest book, Lost Connections. Johann Hari talks to us about the inspiration behind his latest title, what he feels we need to be addressing when it comes to mental health and his own past dealing with depression. 

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Johann Hari
Length: 13 mins
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Colin Morgan

8 ratings

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Joining us at Audible Studios is actor Colin Morgan. Morgan has been appearing on stage and television since 2007, performing at The Globe Theatre and The National Theatre and starring in programmes such as Merlin, Doctor Who, Humans and The Fall.    He spoke to us about his amazing career so far as well as his experience of the audiobook world after reading The Worldship Humility by R R Haywood, a science fiction novel detailing the escapades of a petty thief and an Airlock Operative who accidentally steals a code with information about a new habitable planet.  

©2019 Audible Ltd (P)2019 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Colin Morgan
Length: 13 mins
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No One Gets Out Alive

8 ratings

Summary

Darkness lives within.... Cash strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be. It's not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy - it's the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. And when Knacker's cousin, Fergal, arrives, the danger goes vertical. But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie's worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?

©2014 Adam Nevill (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
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Eric Ries

8 ratings

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American entrepreneur, blogger and author Eric Ries talks to Audible about the release of his latest audiobook, The Startup Way. An intelligent, innovative and highly educational title, it has received rave reviews from critics and industry experts. In this exclusive interview, Eric discusses his journey from business mogul to celebrated author as well as his advice to companies of varying sizes in what he deems is an unknown and ever-changing time for the economy.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Eric Ries
Length: 25 mins
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Joe Hill

7 ratings

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Listen to an exclusive interview with Joe Hill. Joe discusses his latest novel The Fireman, the writers that have inspired him, and why he is so passionate about listening to audiobooks.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Joe Hill
Length: 22 mins
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Emma Thompson & Isabella Inchbald

7 ratings

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In this interview we hear from two of the cast members of Audible’s Original Drama of Jane Austen’s Emma - Isabella Inchbald and Emma Thompson. Isabella plays our protagonist, Emma Woodhouse, and Emma Thompson voices the narrator.   Thompson has previously worked on screen adaptations of Austen’s novels, including writing the screenplay of Sense and Sensibility, for which she won an Academy Award for the Best Adapted Screenplay. The film is still considered one of the all-time best screen adaptations of a Jane Austen novel and inspired the resurgence of Austen adaptations. She also features as the narrator in Audible’s production of Northanger Abbey.   Isabella Inchbald is a newcomer in comparison but very well versed in voice work, winning the prestigious BBC Carleton Hobbs Award 2017, and is perfect for our heroine, Emma Woodhouse.   In this interview Emma Thompson and Isabella Inchbald discuss Jane Austen’s famously unlikable lead character and Austen’s enduring appeal, and Emma shares some acting advice and wisdom with Isabella.  

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

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Ken Follett - August 2017

6 ratings

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International best-selling author Ken Follett has captivated listeners with over 50 titles including Eye of the Needle and The Century Trilogy. The Kingsbridge series was Ken's first venture into the middle ages, and after the astounding critical acclaim with which The Pillars of The Earth and World Without End have met, a third instalment has been in high demand. Ken visits the Audible Studios to introduce A Column of Fire, the long-awaited continuation of the saga.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Ken Follett
Length: 18 mins
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Eddie Izzard

5 ratings

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Following the release of his best-selling autobiography, Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens, Eddie Izzard spoke to us about history, politics, books... and funky poultry. As a transgender artist, Eddie explains how a steadfast ambition has helped him to overcome discrimination and prejudice, long enough to make it in the world of Hollywood. Now a hugely successful comedian and actor who's starred alongside the likes of Dame Judi Dench, George Clooney and Julia Roberts, Eddie takes a look back at his favourite roles and co-stars. Eddie has also always been a firm supporter of the Labour party and, in this interview, hints at pursuing a future as a member of parliament – a well thought-out plan which he delves into further in his audiobook. Written and performed in the keenly intelligent, wholly honest and predictably hilarious style that we have come to expect from Eddie, his audiobook Believe Me has been hailed by critics for its commentary on historical and sexual politics, mad ancient kings and chickens with guns. A critic wrote of it: "Izzard is one of the funniest people alive, a talented actor, a sharp cross-dresser, an experienced marathon runner, and a great writer. You will have to read this if only to find out what a jazz chicken is." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Eddie Izzard
Length: 10 mins
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Derren Brown

4 ratings

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English mentalist and illusionist, Derren Brown, talks to us about the release of his latest audiobook, Happy, and how he believes we can attain peace of mind and solidity within ourselves. Quoting some of the greatest philosophical minds of the past, Derren explains why he has found affinity with the Stoics and their approach in the pursuit of happiness. Also presenting a highly critical view of modern self-help books, Derren argues against the suggestion that we can control the uncontrollable; the universe will not give you what you desire simply because you ask for it. First introduced to British audiences through a series of programmes entitled, Mind Control, Derren has been demystifying the subtle art of magical and psychological manipulation for 17 years. With his new audiobook, Happy, he agrees that he's moving on to similar but perhaps more intellectual pastures. Describing Happy as an 'anti-self-help self-help book', Derren Brown wills his listeners to live in the present and think of happiness as a by-product and not an end in itself.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Derren Brown
Length: 12 mins
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Tom Conti

4 ratings

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Tom Conti joins us in the Audible Studios to discuss his role as Hercule Poirot in Audible's new audio drama of Murder on the Orient Express. Well known on stage and screen, Tom speaks to Robin about what makes Poirot such a captivating detective and how he put his own stamp on the character and tells us a bit about what it's like recording an audio drama.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Tom Conti
Length: 7 mins
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Brian Blessed

4 ratings

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Legendary British actor Brian Blessed joins Audible Studios to talk about the release of his new audiobook, The Panther in My Kitchen. In this witty and heartwarming tale of his many encounters with animals, listeners can expect to be whisked away by one of the greatest voices of our time.  Following the success of his best-selling autobiography, Absolute Pandemonium: My Louder Than Life Story, Brian Blessed introduces his new work and talks life, pets, animal rights and future endeavours. 

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Brian Blessed
Length: 15 mins
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Patrick Gale

3 ratings

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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his latest novel, Take Nothing with You, is best-selling British author Patrick Gale.   As well as being the author of 19 novels including the Costa-nominated A Place Called Winter, Gale also wrote the acclaimed BBC drama Man in the Orange Shirt. His latest book, Take Nothing with You, was published in August 2018.   Patrick Gale talks to us about his latest book, the inspiration behind it and lessons from his own childhood.  

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Patrick Gale
Length: 9 mins
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Rula Lenska

3 ratings

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Rula Lenska, who is portraying Princess Dragomiroff in Audible's new audio drama of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss this adaptation. Rula tells Robin about the character of The Princess and why Murder on the Orient Express has such enduring appeal today. They also discuss Rula’s 40 year career as an actress, being a success on both stage and screen.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Rula Lenska
Length: 9 mins
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Robert Harris

3 ratings

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Author of 11 best-selling novels including the Cicero trilogy, Fatherland and An Officer and a Spy, former journalist and master of thrillers Robert Harris visits the Audible Studios to discuss his latest novel, Munich, set against the backdrop of the fateful Munich conference in 1938 that changed history.  Harris' journey into publishing began with nonfiction titles such as A Higher Form of Killing and The Making of Neil Kinnock, but after winning a contract in 1991 to write a biography of Le Carre's life, things took a dramatic turn. Le Carre would not allow the biography to be published until after his death, so Harris went about preparing the first of his fiction titles, Fatherland, which consequently changed his life and thrust Harris into the limelight. Robert's unique ability to weave fiction through historical events makes him one of the UK's most successful thriller writers, and he's here to discuss the inspiration behind Munich, the intricate research behind his books and the underlying current throughout all of his novels. 

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Robert Harris
Length: 14 mins
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Matt Lucas - October 2018

3 ratings

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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about not one but two recent audio projects is actor and comedian Matt Lucas.  Matt is well known for Little Britain and Come Fly with Me but has many more strings to his bow - adding the narration of Charles’ Dickens epic Great Expectations to his achievements, along with performing Fagin in the audio drama Dodge and Twist. At a finished time of 20 hours and 39 minutes long, narrating Great Expectations was no mean feat. It has, though, been met with rave reviews - so time well spent!   In this interview Matt discusses his audio performances so far, which characters he’d love to voice in the future and which one in a bag of Revels no one wants. 

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Matt Lucas
Length: 15 mins
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Matt Lucas

3 ratings

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We're joined in the Audible Studios by the award-winning comedian, actor and writer Matt Lucas, to discuss his first autobiography, Little Me: My Life from A-Z. Lucas started his comedy career in the early '90s, working with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer on The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer and Shooting Stars, where he played giant baby George Dawes. He went on to gain major success with costar David Walliams in Little Britain and Come Fly with Me, for which they won three BAFTAs, three NTAs and two International Emmy Awards. Matt speaks to us about his career successes and tells us all about the new book.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Matt Lucas
Length: 9 mins
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Jennifer Egan

3 ratings

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Joining us in the Audible Studios to discuss her fifth novel, Manhattan Beach, is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan. Raised in San Francisco, Jennifer Egan has been described as one of the most experimentally fearless writers of the modern age - a Pulitzer Prize winner for her novel A Visit from the Goon Squad amongst various other awards and recognitions for both her fiction and nonfiction work. A regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine, her latest title comes six years after her prestigious win. Jennifer talks to us about her move into historical fiction, how she defines herself as a writer and what the necessities of her creative process are.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Jennifer Egan
Length: 22 mins
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Dermot O'Leary

3 ratings

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Audible Studios invite renowned presenter and author Dermot O'Leary to discuss the release of his new audiobook, Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape. Having been born blind, Toto has learnt to navigate the wild streets of London by developing senses worthy only of a ninja cat. Upon hearing that a poisonous king cobra has been set loose in the big city, Toto and her brother, Silver, embark upon the thrilling and fantastical adventure of a lifetime. In this session, Dermot talks about his endearingly mischievous characters, his creative process and what the future has to hold for himself and, of course, for the magnificent Toto.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Dermot O'Leary
Length: 10 mins
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Markus Zusak

2 ratings

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Markus Zusak visits Audible to discuss his latest novel, the much-awaited Bridge of Clay, 13 years after his last book published.  In Bridge of Clay, listeners will be transported to Australia and follow the story of five brothers living in a house without grown-ups. But what happens when their father walks back into their lives?  Markus Zusak talks about how he came up with the idea for Bridge of Clay, the dynamic between the five Dunbar brothers and the many quirks woven into the story.  Zusak is the author of six novels, including his best-selling audiobook The Book Thief.  

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Markus Zusak
Length: 12 mins
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Lindsey Davis - April 2017

2 ratings

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Robin Morgan welcomes back into the studio the brilliant Lindsey Davis. She's a historical novelist, the author of the historical crime series Falco and Flavia Albia. She was last in the studio to talk about book four of her Flavia Albia series and has made a return to talk about book five, The Third Nero.

©2017 Audible Studios (P)2017 Audible Studios

Narrator: Lindsey Davis
Length: 10 mins
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Joanna Cannon

2 ratings

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Joining us at Audible Studios is the author of the Sunday Times best-selling debut novel The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, Joanna Cannon.  She has recently released Breaking and Mending, a memoir of her life as a junior doctor.   Cannon walks us through the wards, from attending her first postmortem to sitting beside a patient as they passed away. The small acts of kindness and connection that intersperse hospital life taught Cannon that the heartbeat is not the only essential part of a human being - emotional care and mental health are also critical. In Breaking and Mending, the human side of doctors and patients are brought to life, and it illustrates why doctors are in need of so much care.   We spoke to Joanna about her experiences as a junior doctor, her life as an author and what her plans are for the future.  

©2019 Audible Ltd (P)2019 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Joanna Cannon
Length: 12 mins
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Jennifer Saunders

2 ratings

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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about her narration of Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s The Christmas Hirelings is BAFTA Award-winning British actress Jennifer Saunders.  Appearing on our screens since the '80s, Jennifer has written numerous scripts for film, television and stage as well as appearing in many of them. Known for her starring roles in Absolutely Fabulous and French and Saunders, Jennifer Saunders has had an incredible career to date.  In this interview, Jennifer introduces us to the story of the Christmas Hirelings and the emotional connection she had with it. She also shares her love for an overlooked Christmas food and her thoughts on what Edina from Absolutely Fabulous would make of audiobooks. 

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Length: 12 mins
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Giovanna Fletcher

2 ratings

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Author, actress, blogger and vlogger Giovanna Fletcher joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss her first nonfiction book, Happy Mum, Happy Baby.

©2017 Audible Studios (P)2017 Audible Studios

Length: 18 mins
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Elizabeth Strout

2 ratings

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Anything Is Possible tells the story of the inhabitants of rural, dusty Amgash, Illinois, the hometown of Lucy Barton, a successful New York writer who finally returns, after 17 years of absence, to visit the siblings she left behind. Reverberating with the deep bonds of family and the hope that comes with reconciliation, Anything Is Possible again underscores Elizabeth Strout's place as one of America's most respected and cherished authors.

©2017 Audible Studios (P)2017 Audible Studios

Length: 9 mins
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Ben Ryan

2 ratings

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Joining us in the Audible Studios is former England and Fiji sevens coach Ben Ryan to discuss his latest book, Sevens Heaven.  Ben Ryan is best known for coaching the Fiji sevens team to two Sevens World Series titles and a gold medal in sevens rugby at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Guiding the Fiji sevens team to historic achievements and setting the highest ever record of tournament titles won by a sevens coach, Ryan is arguable the most successful men’s rugby coach in the world. His latest book, Sevens Heaven, was published in May 2018.  Ben Ryan talks to us about his book, the most noteworthy moments throughout his respected career and how it feels to be revered in Fiji.  

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Ben Ryan
Length: 10 mins
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Alexandra Heminsley

2 ratings

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Journalist, author and conqueror of fears Alexandra Heminsley joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss the process of writing and narrating her latest book, Leap In.

©2017 Audible Studios (P)2017 Audible Studios

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Thandie Newton

2 ratings

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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about her narration of Jessie Burton’s The Restless Girls is BAFTA Award-winning British actress Thandie Newton.   Known for her starring roles in films such as Crash and Mission: Impossible 2, Thandie Newton has had an accomplished career onscreen. Acclaimed for her role as Maeve Millay in HBO series Westworld, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and her role in BBC One drama Line of Duty, for which she received a TV BAFTA nomination, Thandie now narrates the audiobook of Jessie Burton’s short story 'The Restless Girls'.   Thandie talks to us about the importance of diversity in storytelling, explains why 'The Restless Girls' is a 21st-century fairy tale and shares her thoughts on being cast as a madame in Westworld.  

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

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Carlo Rovelli

2 ratings

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World-renowned physicist Carlo Rovelli joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his best-selling world Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Carlo Rovelli
Length: 13 mins
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Caitlin Moran

2 ratings

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Exclusive to Audible. Caitlin Moran joins us to talk about Moranifesto, feminism and more!

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Caitlin Moran
Length: 8 mins
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Alexander Vlahos

2 ratings

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Joining us in the Audible Studios is Welsh actor Alexander Vlahos. In this interview, Alexander tells us what he likes about narrating and what it’s like to be an actor. Vlahos narrates H. G. Wells’ The First Men in the Moon, a scientific romance novel first published in 1901. Following protagonists Mr Bedford and Dr Cavor, listeners indulge in their journey to the moon, where they come across the sophisticated insectlike creatures ‘Selenites’. This forms part of Audible’s H. G. Wells: The Science Fiction collection, a bundle of H. G. Wells’ five science-fiction novels, each performed by a celebrity narrator.

©2019 Audible Ltd (P)2019 Audible Ltd

Length: 13 mins
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Simon Schama

2 ratings

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Renowned author, journalist, presenter and art historian Simon Schama talks to Audible about the release of the next instalment in the Jewish history collection, Belonging: The Story of the Jews: When Words Fail (1942-Present Day). Following the success of the first volume, Audible talks to Simon about the next few centuries of Jewish life, his multiaward-winning career and his hopes for a better and more equal society. Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize, Belonging has been recognised as one of the greatest contributions to historical literature and is guaranteed to transport and immerse listeners in a time gone by yet clearly not forgotten.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Simon Schama
Length: 14 mins
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Veronica Henry - April 2017

1 rating

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Robin Morgan welcomes Veronica Henry back to the Audible Studios to talk about her latest novel, The Forever House.

©2017 Audible Studios (P)2017 Audible Studios

Narrator: Veronica Henry
Length: 11 mins
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Oliver Bullough

1 rating

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Journalist Oliver Bullough joins us in the Audible Studios to discuss the release of his new audiobook, Moneyland: Why Thieves and Crooks Now Rule the World and How to Take It Back.  Oliver looks at everything from ruined towns on the edge of Siberia, to Bond-villain lairs in Knightsbridge and Manhattan. Something has gone wrong with the workings of the world, and Oliver shares insight on the current situation in Moneyland.  From his time living in Russia to the books he has written since, we discuss our current political and economic situation, key moments in history that lead to now, and his many years of research into this topics.

©2019 Audible Ltd (P)2019 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Oliver Bullough
Length: 16 mins
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Nathan Hill

1 rating

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Nathan Hill joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his hit debut novel, The Nix.

©2017 Audible Studios (P)2017 Audible Studios

Narrator: Nathan Hill
Length: 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Melanie Brown

1 rating

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Joining us in the Audible Studios to discuss her tell-all memoir, Brutally Honest, is Spice Girl and TV presenter Melanie brown.  Beyond being a Spice Girl, Mel B is now also an advocate for women across the world who suffer from domestic violence. Melanie’s memoir is a compelling, frank and inspirational story of a woman who has lived through many challenges but refuses to be shamed any more.   In this interview, Mel spoke to us about revisiting painful memories in writing her memoir, the process of casting the audiobook and the feedback she's got already from her nearest and dearest.   

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Melanie Brown
Length: 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Matt Haig - July 2017

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Matt Haig, the award-winning best-selling author for children and adults, joins Robin Morgan for his second time in the Audible Studios to discuss his new book How to Stop Time. It follows the character of Tom Hazard, a man that looks 41 but, owing to a rare condition, has actually been alive for centuries. Matt Haig tells Robin about how he came up with the idea for the book as well as its new film adaptation, produced and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Matt also discusses his best-selling children's novel, A Boy Called Christmas, which is also being made into a film. He also talks about the October 2017 release of his new festive children's book, Father Christmas and Me.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Matt Haig
Length: 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Louise Doughty - August 2019

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Joining us at Audible Studios is Louise Doughty, an English fiction and non-fiction writer, a playwright and a journalist. Doughty studied for an MA in Creative Writing. As her writing for newspapers and radio began to garner more attention, she wrote and released her first novel, and hasn't stopped since then. One of her novels, Apple Tree Yard, was adapted into a BBC series under the same name. Doughty has been on the panel for many literary prizes and festivals, including the Man Booker Prize 2008, and the Costa Book of the Year Award 2015. She has recently released her most recent novel, Platform Seven, which opens with a man on the edge of a train platform, and the narrator who knows he is about to jump. We will be speaking to Louise Doughty about her new, thrilling book, her wide ranging topics that are addressed in her books, and how she has created such riveting fiction over so many years, in novels and radio plays.

©2019 Audible Ltd (P)2019 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Louise Doughty
Length: 14 mins
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LJ Ross - November 2018

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Joining us in the Audible Studios for a second time, on this occasion to talk about her first audio drama, The Infirmary, is British author of the best-selling DCI Ryan mystery novels LJ Ross.  Spending most of her 20s as a regulatory lawyer, LJ Ross published her first novel in the DCI Ryan series, Holy Island, in 2015. The latest installment in the series comes in the form of an audio drama - a brand-new way to experience DCI Ryan and all the thrills and mystery Ross’ stories bring. The Infirmary is sure to delight both seasoned fans and those new to the series.  In this interview, LJ Ross talks to us about this latest title, her love of the northeast and how she began the DCI Ryan series. 

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Narrator: LJ Ross
Length: 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Jonathan Pryce

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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his narration of the classic Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is Welsh actor Jonathan Pryce.    Dickens' second published novel, Oliver Twist, has been adapted numerous times. Following orphan Oliver from the workhouse to the streets of London, he meets a pickpocket known as the Artful Dodger, who offers him shelter. There we meet Fagin, Nancy and Bill Sikes. Oliver’s innocence is tested as he witnesses the darker side of London.   With a commanding stage presence, Jonathan Pryce has had a hugely successful stage career - which includes his appearance in productions such as Oliver! and Miss Saigon, for which he won a Tony Award - and screen career, playing the High Sparrow in Game of Thrones, Governor Weatherby Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more. Pryce now narrates the audio version of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.     In this interview, Jonathan Pryce talks to us about the narrating Oliver Twist, why he loves acting onstage and how he has carved quite a niche for himself by playing Argentinian heads of state.     

©2019 Audible Ltd (P)2019 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Jonathan Pryce
Length: 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Jane Corry - June 2017

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Sunday Times best-selling author Jane Corry returns to the Audible Studios to discuss her second novel, Blood Sister, which is another psychological thriller but this time deals with the death of a little girl and its consequences years later.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Jane Corry
Length: 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Jamie Smart

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Self-help expert Jamie Smart joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss the writing and narrating processes for his books.

©2017 Audible Studios (P)2017 Audible Studios

Narrator: Jamie Smart
Length: 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Irvine Welsh

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Novelist, playwright and short story writer Irvine Welsh joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss his latest book The Blade Artist, his involvement in the Trainspotting film sequel, and why he is inspired by bad writing. Possibly best known as the author of Trainspotting, in his latest novel The Blade Artist, we see the return of one of the most iconic characters from this story.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Irvine Welsh
Length: 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Howard Jacobson

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Booker Prize winning author Howard Jacobson joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss Shylock is my Name, a novelization of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

©2016 Audible Ltd. (P)2016 Audible Ltd.

Narrator: Howard Jacobson
Length: 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Felix Francis

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Best-selling crime writer Felix Francis joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios to discuss the latest edition in the Dick Francis series, Triple Crown.

©2017 Audible Studios (P)2017 Audible Studios

Narrator: Felix Francis
Length: 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Armando Iannucci

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In this interview, Armando Iannucci talks about his favourite composers, whether or not it's cool to like classical music and what it was like to do stand-up comedy aged 12. Armando is a multiaward-winning satirist, writer, director and producer best known for Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, The Thick of It, In the Loop and Veep. His new audiobook, Hear Me Out, is an exploration of the many ways in which classical music can enhance and comment on the human experience. The audiobook has been hailed by critics as a 'liberation' and 'celebration' of one of the greatest artistic mediums around.

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Length: 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Andrew Motion

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Joining us in the Audible Studios to talk about his latest book of verse, Essex Clay, is lauded British poet, biographer and novelist Andrew Motion.   Andrew Motion was the former President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. His career has seen him publish numerous collections of award-winning poetry, including Natural Causes (1987) and Dangerous Play (1984), and his revered biography, In the Blood. June 2018 saw Motion publish his second biographical sequence, Essex Clay.   Andrew Motion talks to us about his second biographical collection of memories, his admirable career and the power of poetry.  

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Andrew Motion
Length: 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Tom Bale

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Joining us at Audible Studios is Tom Bale (the pseudonym of David Harrison), author of titles such as One Dark Night and Skin and Bones. His latest title, The Stone Song, ventures into a brand-new genre for him.  Harrison, born near Brighton, has worked in retail, in a factory, as a claims handler for an insurance company and as a househusband, but his ultimate goal throughout life was to become an author. Harrison knew he wanted to be an author from a young age when he realised that people made up stories for a living. As a teenager, he wrote dozens of short stories and sent them out to anyone he thought might be interested, and he received many, many preprinted rejection slips. Undeterred, he carried on writing short stories and, through his 20s, sold romantic fiction to women's magazines.  Harrison then turned his head to crime fiction, and his first book was finally published in April 2006. It was only after publication that he realised how many people shared his name, and he chose Tom Bale as a pseudonym.  Harrison then had a vivid dream, which was the entire opening sequence of his next book, Skin and Bones, which caught the attention of many literary agents, and Harrison had the difficult but exciting choice of choosing an agent, before Random House offered him a two book deal. Finally, Harrison was a full-time author, as he had always dreamed. Since then, he has published a further seven novels, and now his newest title, The Stone Song, is being published by Audible.  We spoke to David Harrison about The Stone Song, his determination to become a writer and his life as an author.

©2020 Audible Ltd (P)2020 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Tom Bale
Length: 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Mohsin Hamid

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Best-selling, Man Booker-short-listed author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist Mohsin Hamid brings Audible his incredible new audiobook, Exit West. A love story about two refugees caught between their war-torn country and the beginnings of their own journey into adulthood, it has been praised by critics and readers alike, with The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New York Times and even Barack Obama reporting it as one of the greatest books of the year. In this exclusive interview, Mohsin talks about his inspiration and direction as a writer, his response to the refugee crisis and his hopes for a more united and humanitarian tomorrow.

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Mohsin Hamid
Length: 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Fantasy of Flight

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My veil is gone, and I need it back. Stuck in the lethal Outer Rings of Glacium, I must fight to survive. And not just that; my true identity must remain the gravest of secrets. No one can find out I'm the Tatuma of Osolis - the princess of their enemy world - especially now I know why I've been veiled my entire life. I have to believe I can do it, because only then can I continue the search for Prince Kedrick's murderer and navigate my way back to King Jovan's castle. Has my mother refused Jovan's peace offers and declared war? Do my brothers and Aquin know I'm alive? Who are my enemies, and who are my friends? Nothing is certain. Though...if I think about it, nothing has been certain in a long time. Warning: Cliff-hanger ending. Recommended for mature young adults due to swearing and mild sexual content.

©2016 Kelly St. Clare (P)2017 Podium Publishing

Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible