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Dance with Death

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London, 1893: Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are called in to protect Tsesarevich Nicholas from nefarious forces as he travels to England for a royal wedding in Dance with Death, the newest mystery in Will Thomas’s beloved series. In June of 1893, the future Nicholas II travels to London for a royal wedding, bringing with him his private security force and his ballerina mistress, Mathilde Kchessinska. Rumored to be the target of a professional assassin known only as La Sylphide, and the subject of conspiracies against his life by his own family who covet his future throne, Nicholas is protected by not only private security, but the professional forces of both England and Russia. All of these measures prove inadequate when Prince George of England is attacked by an armed anarchist who mistakes him for Nicholas. As a result, Barker and Llewelyn are brought in to help track down the assassin and others who might conspire against the life of the tsesarevich . The investigations lead them down several paths, including Llewelyn's old nemesis, the assassin Sofia Ilyanova. With Barker and Llewelyn both surviving separate attempts on their lives, the race is on to find both the culprit and the assassin they hired.  Taking them through high society (including a masked ball at Kensington Palace) and low, chasing down motives both personal and political, Barker and Llewelyn must solve the case of their life before the crime of the century is committed.  A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books 

©2021 Will Thomas (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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The Color Purple

106 ratings

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon. A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband. In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning 20 years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award-nominated film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (The Nation) and remains a wrenching - yet intensely uplifting - experience for new generations of listeners.

©1982 Alice Walker (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
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Black Rednecks and White Liberals

184 ratings

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This explosive new audiobook challenges many of the long-held assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans and Nazis, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on the trendy intellectuals of our times as well as historic interpreters of American life. Through a series of essays, Sowell presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many policies and trends. He presents eye-opening insights into the development of the ghetto culture, a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves "friends" of blacks. Black Rednecks and White Liberals is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.

©2005 Thomas Sowell (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Chanakya and the Art of War

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Each and every one of us wants to become successful. We aim to fight and win in businesses, careers, relationships, and, ultimately, in life. However, most of us fail to reach our full potential because of various speed breakers. Chanakya and the Art of War draws upon lessons from the great teacher, philosopher, and strategist of Chanakya's masterpiece, Arthashastra, which can help us overcome those speed breakers to become innovative and influential and realize our true potential. Author of the best-selling Inside Chanakya's Mind, Radhakrishnan Pillai decodes the war secrets of Chanakya as relevant to our personal and professional lives. Be it an army fighting enemy soldiers across the border, the police encountering internal challenges, a politician who wants to win an election, or the common man fighting for survival, Chanakya has a plan for every situation. In the game of life, Chanakya teaches you the winning strategies by putting into practice the art of war.

©2019 Radhakrishnan Pillai (P)2021 Random House Audio

Narrator: Abhishek Sharma
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Corporate Guru Dhirubhai Ambani (Hindi Edition)

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Svayam apna bhaagya gadhne vaale Dhirubhai Ambani munh mein chaandee ka chammach lekar nahin janmen the. Lekin aaj ve hamaare desh ke sabse bade udyamee maane jaate hain. Aaj bhartiya audyogik itihaas ko ek naye disha dene ka shrey Dhirubhai Ambani ko jaata hai. Jinhone audyogik saamraajya ko vaastav mein vaishavik roop diya. Bhartiya sheyar baajaar mein samsanyojak sanskriti ko ek naya roop dene vaale Dhirubhai ne karodon logon ko khudra nivesh baajaar kee or najar daudaane ke liye majboor kiya. Ve ek aise vyakti the jinhone nivesh baajaar mein ek nayee kranti laa dee. Un par vishvaas karke unkee kampaniyon mein nivesh karne vaale logon ne karodon roope banaye. Bhartiye capital market mein unkee sahaayata se samasanyojakta kaa bhaav rakhne vaala bada samooh ban gaya. Dhirubhai haarne se nafrat karte the. Unkee rank se raaja banne kee kahaanee kayee yuva udyamiyon ko romaanchit karne ke saath-saath prerna detee hai. Ek mahaan udyamee ke alaava unka ek asaadhaaran vyaktitva bhee tha. Jiske kaaran karodon bhartiyon ke is naayak ne reliance ke roop mein vah udyam khada kiya jis par aaj pooree duniya vishvaas rakhtee hai. Bada socho, tej socho, aage badhane kaa socho. Idea par kisee ek ka adhikaar nahin hota (Dhirubhai Ambani) Please note: This audiobook is in Hindi. 

©2010 Diamond Pocket Books Pvt. Ltd. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Abhishek Sharma
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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The Ocean of Churn

3 ratings

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In this ambitious audiobook, best-selling author Sanjeev Sanyal chronicles the grand sweep of history from East Africa to Australia, conjuring the great cities of Angkor and Vijayanagar, medieval Arab empires, and Chinese "treasure fleets" in rich, vivid detail. He explores remote archaeological sites, maritime trading networks, and half-forgotten oral tales to challenge established historical narratives with fresh evidence.  Shining new light on medieval geopolitics and long-lost cities, The Ocean of Churn is a mesmerizing journey into the heart of a vibrant civilization.

©2016 Sanjeev Sanyal (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Abhishek Sharma
Category: History, World
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
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Telepsychics (Hindi Edition)

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Joseph Murphy has created a true masterpiece. Telepsychics is a wonderful classic in this field that can change your life. This is a book for all spiritual paths.   Dr. Murphy doesn't preach or seek to exclude anyone. He simply lays the foundation for self-improvement through the scientific use of prayer concepts as a means of tapping your subconscious powers. The techniques that the author advocates probably aren't like the way you were taught to pray in church; they are probably more effective than anything you have ever experienced. The portions of the audiobook on the utilization of dreams are also excellent.   Whoever you are, whatever your goals, visions, dreams or life circumstances may be, this audiobook will help you. Many listeners feel that this audio is better than Dr. Murphy's book titled The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.   You will learn from Dr. Murphy how to create success. Murphy describes some very easy yet profound truths about using your subconscious mind and scientific prayer to achieve greatness. Please note: This audiobook is in Hindi.

©1973, 2015 Original content copyright @ 1973, Joseph Murphy; Hindi translation copyright @ 2015, Manjul Publishing House (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Eleven Ways to Love, Part 1: A Letter to my Lover(s)

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People have been telling their love stories for thousands of years. It is the greatest common human experience. And yet, love stories coach us to believe that love is selective, somehow, that it can be boxed in and easily defined. This is a collection of 11 remarkable essays that widen the frame of reference: transgender romance; body image issues; race relations; disability; polyamory; class differences; queer love; long distance; caste; loneliness; the single life; the bad boy syndrome...and so much more. Pieced together with a dash of poetry and a whole lot of love, featuring a multiplicity of voices and a cast of unlikely heroes and heroines, this is a book of essays that show us, with empathy, humour, and wisdom, that there is no such thing as the love that dare not speak its name. 

©2019 Dhrubo Jyoti

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Red Sun: Travels in Naxalite Country

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Spread over 15 of the country’s 28 states, India’s Maoist movement is now one of the world’s biggest and most sophisticated extreme-left movements. Hardly a week passes without people dying in strikes and counter-strikes by the Maoists - interchangeably known as the Naxalites - and the police and paramilitary forces. In this brilliant and sobering examination of the "Other India", Sudeep Chakravarti combines reportage, political analysis, and individual case histories as he takes us to the heart of Maoist zones in the country - areas of extreme destitution, bad governance and perpetual war. 

©2009 Sudeep Chakravarti (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Abhishek Sharma
Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
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Aapka Cheese Meine Hataya [I Moved Your Cheese]

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In this book Deepak Malhotra tells an inspiring story about three unique and adventurous mice, Max, Big, and Zed, who refuse to accept their reality as given. As we watch their lives unfold and intersect, we discover that instead of just blindly chasing after the cheese, each of us has the ability to escape the maze or even reconfigure it to our liking. I Moved Your Cheese reminds us that we can create the new circumstances and realities we want, but first we must discard the often deeply ingrained notion that we are nothing more than mice in someone else's maze. Please note: This audiobook is in Hindi.

©2011, 2013 Original content copyright, Deepak Malhotra; Hindi translation copyright, Manjul Publishing House Pvt Ltd. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Mohan Bhagwat

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With the BJP in power at the Centre since 2014, there is growing interest in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, which is perceived as the power behind the throne. Is this true? How much does RSS influence the government of the day? How does it use this influence? Is policymaking in the government dependent on the diktats of the RSS or is the reverse correct? More importantly, what role did RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat play in bringing the BJP and Narendra Modi to power?  With the 2019 election not too far away, what is the critical thinking in the upper echelons of the Sangh? How does it propose to forge an alliance that will propel the saffron party to power again? Mohan Bhagwat: Influencer-in-Chief looks incisively at the Sangh and its worldview, its inner workings and how it has molded the Indian mind-set. It also focuses on Mohan Bhagwat and examines what propels him to action to spread the influence of the Sangh across the nation. Rich in its detail and insight, this is a must-listen for those interested in contemporary India and its future direction.

©2018 Kingshuk Nag (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Abhishek Sharma
Author: Kingshuk Nag
Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
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