âAbsolutely charming...a flawless balance of humor, heat, sweetness, and depth, and I loved every page.â (Helen Hoang, USA Today best-selling author of The Bride Test) Talia Hibbert, one of contemporary romanceâs brightest new stars, delivers a witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman whoâs tired of being âboringâ and recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help her experience new things - perfect for fans of Sally Thorne, Jasmine Guillory, and Helen Hoang! Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost - but not quite - dying, sheâs come up with seven directives to help her âGet a Lifeâ, and sheâs already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous familyâs mansion. The next items? Enjoy a drunken night out. Ride a motorcycle. Go camping. Have meaningless but thoroughly enjoyable sex. Travel the world with nothing but hand luggage. And...do something bad. But itâs not easy being bad, even when youâve written step-by-step guidelines on how to do it correctly. What Chloe needs is a teacher, and she knows just the man for the job. Redford "Red" Morgan is a handyman with tattoos, a motorcycle, and more sex appeal than 10,000 Hollywood heartthrobs. Heâs also an artist who paints at night and hides his work in the light of day, which Chloe knows because she spies on him occasionally. Just the teeniest, tiniest bit. But when she enlists Red in her mission to rebel, she learns things about him that no spy session could teach her. Like why he clearly resents Chloeâs wealthy background. And why he never shows his art to anyone. And what really lies beneath his rough exterior....Â
Â©2019 Talia Hibbert (P)2019 HarperAudio
Penguin presents the audiobook of A Gift for Dying by M. J. Arlidge.Â Â Â Could you live with knowing how you'll die?Â Â Adam Brandt is used to dealing with all kinds of people - as a consulting psychologist with the Chicago Police Department he has faced his share of criminals. But Kassie Wojcek is like no one else he's encountered - 15 years old and burdened, she says, with a terrible gift: she knows how and when you will die.Â After claiming to 'feel' the horrific murder of the first victim, Kassie is caught up in the hunt for a sadistic serial killer terrorising Chicago, frightened that people will die without her help. Kassie pulls Adam into the investigation, determined to stop the torture she sees coming. But as the body count rises, Adam must ask himself if her gift is real or if he is putting his faith in someone far more dangerous than he realised.Â Â Events soon spiral out of control as the case and their personal lives intertwine. The boundaries of right and wrong shift, the lines between the hunter and the hunted blur, and one thing becomes clear: Kassie is in the sights of a killer....Â
Â©2019 M. J. Arlidge (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd
From the critically acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Sharon Kay Penman comes the story of the reign of King Baldwin IV and the Kingdom of Jerusalem's defense against Saladin's famous army. The Kingdom of Jerusalem, also known as Outremer, is the land far beyond the sea. Baptized in blood when the men of the First Crusade captured Jerusalem from the Saracens in the early 12th century, the kingdom defined an utterly new world, a land of blazing heat and a medley of cultures, a place where enemies were neighbors and neighbors became enemies. At the helm of this growing kingdom sits young Baldwin IV, an intelligent and courageous boy committed to the welfare and protection of his people. But despite Baldwin's dedication to his land, he is afflicted with leprosy at an early age and the threats against his power and his health nearly outweigh the risk of battle. As political deception scours the halls of the royal court, the Muslim army - led by the first sultan of Egypt and Syria, Saladin - is never far from the kingdom's doorstep, and there are only a handful Baldwin can trust, including the archbishop William of Tyre and Lord Balian d'Ibelin, a charismatic leader who has been one of the few able to maintain the peace. Filled with drama and battle, tragedy and romance, Sharon Kay Penman's latest novel brings a definitive period of history vividly alive with a tale of power and glory that will resonate with listeners today.
Â©2020 Sharon Kay Penman (P)2020 Penguin Audio
In this compelling and addictive novel set in the same universe as the critically acclaimed White Space series and perfect for fans of Karen Traviss and Ada Hoffman, a space station begins to unravel when a routine search and rescue mission returns after going dangerously awry. Meet Doctor Jens. She hasnât had a decent cup of coffee in 15 years. Her workday begins when she jumps out of perfectly good space ships and continues with developing treatments for sick alien species sheâs never seen before. She loves her life. Even without the coffee. But Dr. Jens is about to discover an astonishing mystery: two ships, one ancient and one new, locked in a deadly embrace. The crew is suffering from an unknown ailment, and the shipmind is trapped in an inadequate body, much of her memory pared away. Unfortunately, Dr. Jens canât resist a mystery, and she begins doing some digging. She has no idea that sheâs about to discover horrifying and life-changing truths. Written in Elizabeth Bearâs signature "rollicking, suspenseful, and sentimental" (Publishers Weekly) style, Machine is a fresh and electrifying space opera that you wonât be able to put down.
Â©2020 Elizabeth Bear. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group. All rights reserved.
If life with your teen has become a battleground, it's time to take action. This empathic book shows how. Trusted psychologists who have worked with thousands of families give you the tools you need to overcome defiance and get teen behavior back on track. By following the authors' clinically proven 10-step program, learn how you can: Reestablish your authority while building trust. Identify and enforce nonnegotiable rules. Use rewards and incentives that work. Communicate and problem-solve effectively - even in the heat of the moment. Restore positive feelings in your relationship. Develop your teen's skills for becoming a successful adult. Vivid stories and answers to frequently asked questions help you put the techniques into action. The updated second edition incorporates new scientific research on why some teens have more problems with self-control than others.
Â©2014 The Guilford Press (P)2017 Tantor
Bloomsbury presents Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World by Kate Pankhurst, read by Kate Pankhurst, with Adjoa Andoh, Harriet Carmichael and Paul Panting. Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards 2018. Kate Pankhurst, descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible audiobook. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the world. Fly through the sky with the incredible explorer Amelia Earhart, and hear all about the wonderful adventures of Mary Seacole. Bursting full of astounding facts, music and sound effects, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shape the world we live in. List of women featured: Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Amelia Earhart, Agent Fifi, Sacagawa, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks and Anne Frank.
Â©2016 Kate Pankhurst (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
An ambitious young woman has just one chance to secure her future and reclaim her family's priceless lost artifacts in this standalone novel set in the world of Ann Leckie's groundbreaking, New York Times best-selling Imperial Radch trilogy, which won the Hugo and Nebula awards. Though she knows her brother holds her mother's favor, Ingrid is determined to at least be considered as heir to the family name. She hatches an audacious plan - free a thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned, and use them to help steal back a priceless artifact. But Ingray and her charge return to her home to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray's future and her world, before they are lost to her for good.Â
Â©2017 Ann Leckie (P)2017 Hachette Audio
Plague has come to the continent of Teringia. As the Wrack makes its slow, relentless march southwards, it will humble kings and healers, seers and merchants, priests and warriors. Behind, it leaves only screams and suffering, and before it, spreads only fear. Lothain, the birthplace of the Wrack, desperately tries to hold itself together as the plague burns across it and its neighbors circle like vultures. The Moonsworn healers would fight the Wrack, but must navigate distrust and violence from the peoples of Teringia. Proud Galicanta readies itself for war, as the Sunsworn Empire watches and waits for the Wrack to bring its rival low. The Wrack advances, utterly unconcerned with the plans of men.
Â©2020 John Bierce (P)2020 Podium Audio
As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?
Â©2013 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2013 W.F. Howes
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as "one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years" (Baltimore Sun), with "prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes" (The Boston Globe); The Washington Post called her "the twenty-first-century daughter of Chinua Achebe". Her award-winning Half of a Yellow Sun became an instant classic upon its publication three years later, once again putting her tremendous gifts - graceful storytelling, knowing compassion, and fierce insight into her characters' hearts - on display. Now, in her most intimate and seamlessly crafted work to date, Adichie turns her penetrating eye on not only Nigeria but America in 12 dazzling stories that explore the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. In "A Private Experience", a medical student hides from a violent riot with a poor Muslim woman whose dignity and faith force her to confront the realities and fears she's been pushing away. In "Tomorrow Is Too Far", a woman unlocks the devastating secret that surrounds her brother's death. The young mother at the center of "Imitation" finds her comfortable life in Philadelphia threatened when she learns that her husband has moved his mistress into their Lagos home. And the title story depicts the choking loneliness of a Nigerian girl who moves to an America that turns out to be nothing like the country she expected; though falling in love brings her desires nearly within reach, a death in her homeland forces her to reexamine them. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie's signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply human struggle to reconcile them. The Thing Around Your Neck is a resounding confirmation of the prodigious literary powers of one of our most essential writers.
Â©2017 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (P)2017 Random House Audio
2017 Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 'She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body. The rivulets and streams of red scarring run across his chest and up around his throat. She'd put her hand on his heart and stopped him dead.' Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed, and we look at the world in an entirely new light. What if the power to hurt were in women's hands?
Â©2016 Naomi Alderman (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
An instant New York Times best seller
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club pick!
"Brave, fresh...unforgettable." (The New York Times Book Review)
"A celebration of girls who dare to dream." (Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers, an Oprahâs Book Club pick)
Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize and recommended by The New York Times, Marie Claire, Vogue, Essence, PopSugar, Daily Mail, Electric Literature, Red, Stylist, Daily Kos, Library Journal, The Everygirl, and Read It Forward!
The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her âlouding voiceâ and speak up for herself, The Girl with the Louding Voice is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams.Â
Despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her path, Adunni never loses sight of her goal of escaping the life of poverty she was born into so that she can build the future she chooses for herself - and help other girls like her do the same.Â
Her spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances imaginable will âbreak your heart and then put it back together againâ (Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show) even as Adunni shows us how one courageous young girl can inspire us all to reach for our dreams...and maybe even change the world.
Â©2020 Abi DarÃ© (P)2020 Penguin Audio
"Just because the men have gone to war, why do we have to close the choir? And precisely when we need it most!" As England enters World War II's dark early days, spirited music professor Primrose Trent, recently arrived to the village of Chilbury, emboldens the women of the town to defy the Vicar's stuffy edict to shutter the church's choir in the absence of men and instead carry on singing. Resurrecting themselves as The Chilbury Ladies' Choir, the women of this small village soon use their joint song to lift up themselves and the community as the war tears through their lives. Told through letters and journals, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir moves seamlessly from budding romances to village intrigues to heartbreaking matters of life and death. As we come to know the struggles of the charismatic members of this unforgettable outfit - a timid widow worried over her son at the front, the town beauty drawn to a rakish artist, her younger sister nursing an impossible crush and dabbling in politics she doesn't understand, a young Jewish refugee hiding secrets about her family, and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past - we come to see how the strength each finds in the choir's collective voice reverberates in her individual life. In turns funny, charming and heart-wrenching, this lovingly executed ensemble novel will charm and inspire, illuminating the true spirit of the women on the home front, in a village of indomitable spirit, at the dawn of a most terrible conflict. This audiobook includes popular versions of classical music sung by women's choirs, including the songs "Abide with Me" and "All Creatures", "Ave Maria", and "The Lord's My Shepherd".
Â©2017 Jennifer Ryan (P)2017 Random House Audio
Author and narrator of The Power, Naomi Alderman and Adjoa Andoh, join Laurence Howell in the Audible Studios for a discussion about the audiobook version of this dystopian novel.
Â©2016 Audible, Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd
Go back in time with number one best-selling author David Walliams for a whizz-bang epic adventure of action, laughter and secret plots - and the extraordinary friendship between a little boy and a huge gorilla that just might save the day.... 1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany.Â Eleven-year-old Eric spends his days at the place that makes him most happy: London Zoo. And thereâs one animal in particular he loves: Gertrude the gorilla.Â With bombs falling all over London, Eric must rescue Gertrude.Â Together with his uncle Sid, a keeper at the zoo, the three go on the run. But while hiding out at the seaside they uncover a top-secret Nazi plot.... Join David Walliams on this action-packed, laugh-out-loud adventure for all the family!Â
Â©2020 David Walliams (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Shortlisted for the 2020 World Fantasy Award Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this breathtaking first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, New York Times best-selling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. "Absolutely wonderful...utterly brilliant." (The New York Times Book Review) For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained via the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven's watch, the city flourishes. But the power of the Raven is weakening. A usurper has claimed the throne. The kingdom borders are tested by invaders who long for the prosperity that Vastai boasts. And they have made their own alliances with other gods. It is into this unrest that the warrior Eolo - aide to Mawat, the true Lease - arrives. And in seeking to help Mawat reclaim his city, Eolo discovers that the Raven's Tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself...and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever. "It's a delight to read something so different, so wonderful and strange." (Patrick Rothfuss) For more Ann Leckie, check out: Ancillary Justice Ancillary Sword Ancillary Mercy Provenance
Â©2019 Ann Leckie (P)2019 Hachette Audio
This celebrated, unforgettable first novel, short-listed for the prestigious Bailey's Prize and set in Nigeria, gives voice to both husband and wife as they tell the story of their marriage - and the forces that threaten to tear it apart. Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: Polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage - after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures - Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time - until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant. Which, finally, she does - but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine. An electrifying novel of enormous emotional power, Stay with Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family.
Â©2017 Ayobami Adebayo (P)2017 Random House Audio
Penguin presents the audio download edition of Doctor Who: Tales of Terror, read by Sophie Aldred, Adjoa Andoh, Rachael Stirling, David Bailie and Derek Jacobi. A new spine-chilling collection of 12 adventures packed with terrifying Doctor Who monsters and villains, just in time for Halloween. Written by Jacqueline Rayner, Mike Tucker, Paul Magrs, Richard Dungworth, Scott Handcock and Craig Donaghy, each story stars an incarnation of the Doctor on a brand-new adventure in time and space. Each also features a frightening nemesis for the Doctor to face, plus appearances from favourite friends and companions such as Sarah Jane, Jo, Ace and Donna.
Â©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd
An alien artifact turns a young girl into Death's adopted daughter in Remote Control, a thrilling sci-fi tale of community and female empowerment from Nebula and Hugo Award-winner Nnedi Okorafor Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award "Narrator Adjoa Andoh captivates listeners with a stunning new sci-fi novella set in a near-future Ghana. Andoh is perfectly in tune with Okorafor's compelling story, smoothly switching between her British accent as the narrator and the intonations of the vibrant characters she brings to life." (AudioFile magazine) âSheâs the adopted daughter of the Angel of Death. Beware of her. Mind her. Death guards her like one of its own.â The day Fatima forgot her name, Death paid a visit. From hereon in she would be known as Sankofa ÂÂ- a name that meant nothing to anyone but her, the only tie to her family and her past. Her touch is death, and with a glance a town can fall. And she walks - alone, except for her fox companion - searching for the object that came from the sky and gave itself to her when the meteors fell and when she was yet unchanged; searching for answers. But is there a greater purpose for Sankofa, now that Death is her constant companion? A Macmillan Audio production from Tor.com
Â©2021 Nnedi Okorafor (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke award-winning Ancillary Justice. For a moment things seemed to be under control for Breq, the soldier who used to be a warship. Then a search of Athoek Station's slums turns up someone who shouldn't exist, and a messenger from the mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the divided and quite possibly insane Anaander Mianaai - ruler of an empire at war with itself. Breq refuses to flee with her ship and crew because that would leave the people of Athoek in terrible danger. The odds aren't good, but that's never stopped her before. In the Ancillary world: 1. Ancillary Justice 2. Ancillary Sword 3. Ancillary Mercy
Â©2015 Ann Leckie (P)2015 Hachette Audio
A Black American woman travels through the United States and Europe in search of her lost father. In the letters she writes to him she remembers her strict Catholic childhood in Chicago, her move to bohemian New York, and her bewilderment at growing up. When she discovers Degas' painting of a young circus performer hanging by her teeth at the top of a circus tent, she makes the performer, 'Miss La La', the symbol of her life. An elegant reflection on home and belonging, Hanging by Her Teeth rejects the simplifications of roots and celebrates a tradition of Black American writers who went to Europe to find themselves.
Â©1994 Bonnie Greer (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
A witty take on feminism for every woman who wants equality but sometimes wants a day off from fighting for it Sometimes we feel a bit like "I'm a feminist, but...." As in, "I'm a feminist, but I skipped the Women's March to buy face cream." As in, "I'm a feminist, but I've never found time to read Sylvia Plath (but I have watched 15 seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians)."Â In The Guilty Feminist, Deborah Frances-White reassures us that we don't have to be perfect to be a force for meaningful change. Exploring big issues of identity, equality, intersectionality, and the current feminist agenda, she explodes the myth of the model activist and offers a realistic path toward changing the world.
Â©2019 Deborah Frances-White (P)2019 Seal Press
Eleven uncanny stories inspired by the master of uncanny terror, H.P. Lovecraft. One hundred years ago, H.P. Lovecraft created the Necronomicon, a grimoire of lost souls, magical rites and forbidden lore. Now, locked away, the hoarder of horror is after new voices, new blood, to add to his collection.Â Listen as he shares the tales that come to him, whispered through the keyhole and written in the dust. From ghost stories to encounters with demons, haunted houses and a fateful Celtic goddess, they will draw you into his claustrophobic and disturbing world, stir your imagination and awaken your deepest fears and nightmares....Â Introduced by Stephen Hogan as H.P. Lovecraft, these chilling, intimate dramas feature full casts including Elizabeth Berrington, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Stella Gonet, Derek Riddell, Jamie Glover, Adjoa Andoh, Sara Poyzer and Eddie Marsan. Including: Out of the Depths by Melissa Murray The Loop by Chris Harrald Bleeder by Ed Hime The Fly by Lynn Ferguson Connected by Melissa Murray Split the Atom by Lynn Ferguson The House on Pale Avenue by Richard Vincent Original Features by Christopher William Hill The Burial of Tom Nobody by Richard Vincent Louisa's by Amanda Whittington Night Terrors by Lizzie Nunnery
Â©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
Justice for all Breq - the soldier who used to be a spaceship - is serving the emperor she swore to destroy. She's been given her own warship, her own crew, and ordered to the only place in the galaxy she would have agreed to go: to Athoek Station, to protect the family of the lieutenant she murdered in cold blood. Athoek was annexed by the Empire some 600 years ago, and by now everyone is fully 'civilised'. Or should be - but everything is not as tranquil as it appears. Old divisions are still troublesome, Athoek Station's AI is restless, and it looks like the alien Presger might have taken an interest in what's going on. With no guarantees that their interest is benevolent.
Â©2014 Ann Leckie (P)2014 Hachette Audio
The new childrenâs book from number one best-selling author David Walliams - a deliciously daft Tall Story of a child who had everything but still wanted more.Â Meet the Meeks! Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isnât enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, thereâs only one problem.... What is a FING? Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything to keep their darling daughter happy, even visit the spooky library vaults to delve into the dusty pages of the mysterious Monsterpedia. Their desperate quest leads to the depths of the jungliest jungle where the rarest creatures can be found. But will they ever find a FING? An explosively funny, totally surreal Tall Story about two perfectly nice parents and their unbelievably monstrous daughter from the phenomenal best-selling author David Walliams.
Â©2019 David Walliams (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Freema Agyeman, Reggie Yates, Adjoah Andoh and Will Thorp are the readers of these eight original stories featuring the 10th Doctor and Martha, as played on TV by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman. The titles are; Sting of the Zygons by Stephen Cole, The Last Dodo by Jacqueline Rayner, Wooden Heart by Martin Day, Forever Autumn by Mark Morris, Wetworld by Mark Michalowski, Sick Building by Paul Magrs, The Pirate Loop by Simon Guerrier, and Peacemaker by James Swallow.
Â©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story - which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey - is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people - but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age 13 to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing 400 miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled. Thompson's lyrical prose offers a powerful celebration of triumphing over adversity.Â Includes an author's note with more information about Emmanuel's charity.
Â©2015 Laurie Ann Thompson (P)2021 Listening Library
Set on a planet in a parallel universe where magic is a reality, these three high fantasy novels from the Witch World series transport you to the eastern continent of Estcarp, illustrating why prolific author Andre Norton was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Â Trey of Swords: An ancient blade of incredible power that holds the spirit of the ancient hero Tolar will forge young Yonan into the greatest weapon in Witch World. Only Yonan and his loyal friend Uruk can stop the dreaded Targi, the near-invincible warlock who leads the Darkness. With Yonan and Uruk missing in the past, the untrained witch Crytha must hold back the Darkness alone by countering the power of the vile sorceress Laidan with the help of a lethal, legendary blade.Â Â Ware Hawk: Tirtha, last of a decimated clan, must return to her familyâs ancient stronghold of Hawkholme. For protection, she hires Nirel, once a proud Falconer, now a blank shield for hire, who survives by using his gift for seeing the future in his dreams. But he cannot see everything, and a Dark One is determined to stop them.Â The Gate of the Cat: When she tries to help an injured wildcat, Kelsie McBlair is transported from the Scottish Highlands to a world where magic users, mighty heroes and terrible monsters dwell. There, she embarks on an incredible adventure, accompanied by a cynical witch who doesnât trust her and a young warrior sworn to protect her. Kelsie will prove to be the only one who can face off against the Lord of the Dark himself....
Â©2018 Andre Norton (P)2021 Podium Audio
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Doctor Who: The Twelve Doctors of Christmas, read by Sophie Aldred, Adjoa Andoh, Rachael Stirling and Chris Addison. A new collection of Christmas adventures, starring 12 incarnations of the Doctor plus many of his friends and enemies. Inside this festive audiobook of Doctor Who stories, you'll find timey-wimey mysteries, travels in the TARDIS, monster-chasing excitement and plenty of Christmas magic. Find out what happens when the Third Doctor meets Jackie Tyler, the Seventh Doctor and Ace encounter an alien at Macy's department store, and the Ninth Doctor tries to get Rose a red bicycle for Christmas. With stories by Jacqueline Rayner, Colin Brake, Richard Dungworth, Mike Tucker, Gary Russell and Scott Handcock.
Â©2016 Adjoa Andoh, Chris Addison, Rachael Stirling, Sophie Aldred (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks
I am woman. Hear me roar.Â Original, honest and thought-provoking, Roar is Cecelia Ahern's unforgettable story collection.Â With her trademark honesty, Cecelia Ahern gives us 30 linked stories, all titled 'The Woman Who...', that capture the different facets of women's lives. Humorous, moving, surreal and poignant, the stories capture the moments the characters are overwhelmed by guilt, confusion, frustration, intimidation, exhaustion - the private moments when they feel the need to roar.Â From 'The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared' to 'The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged Her Husband', discover an extraordinary collection that will resonate with listeners everywhere.Â
Â©2018 Cecelia Ahern (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers
Firewalkers are brave. Firewalkers are resourceful. Firewalkers are expendable. The Earth is burning. Nothing can survive at the Anchor, not without water and power. But the ultra-rich, waiting for their ride off the dying Earth? They can buy water. And thanks to their investment, the sun can provide power. But someone has to repair the solar panels when they fail, down in the deserts below. Kids like Mao, and LupÃ©, and Hotep, kids with brains and guts but no hope. The Firewalkers.
Â©2020 Adrian Tchaikovsky (P)2020 Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing
Janet Bookman Baker is a Black British woman, happily married and trying to come to terms with her father's death, and a weekend long ago when he disappeared without a word. She sits alone at night watching the lights in her neighbour's garden, imagining him with her. She listens, too, to a voice on the radio. Although she has never met the owner of the voice, in Janet's mind, the woman, Anna becomes her closest friend. Unaware of Janet's existence, Anna Taylor, an African American, is facing a crisis of her own. When someone starts leaving her messages, she becomes convinced the person behind them holds the key to her past, as well as her future. A mysterious 19th-century photograph of a Black woman unknown to both of them seems to link the two women. And a Black woman in a future world, facing oblivion, comes to grips with the meaning of it all. But as these three women weave in and out of each otherâs stories, they discover the ties that bind them. As well as the true freedom of Black women in the past, present and future. And the notion of an inner Africa bigger than the continent itself.
Â©2009 Bonnie Greer (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
Abie follows the arc of a letter from London back to Africa to a coffee plantation that now could be hers if she wants it. Standing among the ruined groves she strains to hear the sound of the past, but the layers of years are too many. Thus begins the gathering of her family's history through the tales of her aunts - four women born to four different wives of a wealthy plantation owner, her grandfather. Asana, Mariama, Hawa, and Serah: theirs is the story of a nation, a family, and four women's attempts to alter the course of her own destiny. Aminatta Forna was born in Scotland and raised in West Africa and the UK. Her most recent novel The Hired Man is a tale of love, loss, betrayal, and war in Croatia. Her previous novel The Memory of Love (April 2010), was winner of the 2011 Commonwealth Writers Prize Best Book Award, and shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2011, the IMPAC 2012, and the 2011 Warwick Prize.
Â©2006 Aminatta Forna (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled soldier. Wandering Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria's legendary mega-city, they're more alone than they've ever been before. But when something like a meteorite plunges into the ocean and a tidal wave overcomes them, these three people will find themselves bound together in ways they could never imagine. Together with Ayodele, a visitor from beyond the stars, they must race through Lagos and against time itself in order to save the city, the world...and themselves. 'There was no time to flee. No time to turn. No time to shriek. And there was no pain. It was like being thrown into the stars.'
Â©2014 Nnedi Okorafor (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton
Bloomsbury presents Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet by Kate Pankhurst, read by Kate Pankhurst, with Adjoa Andoh, Harriet Carmichael and Paul Panting. From best-selling author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst, descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst, comes another 'smart, informative, inclusive and accessible' book about trail-blazing women. This time, it's women who have helped protect our natural world from way before it was on a political agenda. Discover their untold stories. Tackle the plastic problem with Isatou Ceesay by recycling waste into beautiful objects. Marvel at the intelligence of chimpanzees with Jane Goodall. Learn why it's important to shop fair trade and cruelty-free with Anita Roddick and The Body Shop. Resist devastating deforestation and plant seeds of change with Wangari Maathai.Â We're in an age when young people like Greta Thunberg are calling for those in power to 'wake up' and take action. Written with hope and encouragement, this audiobook shows that all actions, big and small, can be powerful in the fight against climate breakdown.
Â©2020 Kate Pankhurst (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
The next book in the perennially adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series sees Precious Ramotswe calling upon all her maternal instincts when she's faced with a two-ton case. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but can Mma. Ramotswe and the rest of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency come together to raise a pipsqueak pachyderm? We may find out in this novel. We may not. Who can say?
Â©2020 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2020 Recorded Books
From the sumptuous private drawing rooms of 18th-century Paris to the decadent estates and chateaus of the French countryside, La Marquise de Merteuil and Le Vicomte de Valmont hatch a long-distance plan of vengeance and seduction. Valmont is determined to conquer the famously pious Madame de Tourvel, whose husband is abroad on business. However, Merteuil has other plans. She enlists his involvement in the seduction of a young convent girl, CÃ©cile Volanges, the wife-to-be of the Marquise's former lover. But as they race toward the culmination of their plans, events start to spiral out of control, and they realise that they might not be as in control of their hearts as once they thought. Starring: Madame de Volanges: Adjoa Andoh La PrÃ©sidente de Tourvel: Elaine Cassidy CÃ©cile Volanges: Morfydd Clark Le Chevalier Danceny: Edward HolcroftMarquise de Merteuil: Janet McTeer Vicomte de Valmont: Dominic West Madame de Rosemond: Una Stubbs. With announcements by Simon Kane.
Public Domain (P)2016 Audible Ltd.
The new emotional thriller from the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Ice Cream Girls, My Best Friend's Girl and The Brighton Mermaid. Dorothy Koomson, 'Queen of the big reveal', is back with a gripping audiobook full of twists and turns. Pieta has a secret. Ten years ago, Pieta was kidnapped by a man calling himself The Blindfolder who said he wouldn't kill her if she kept her eyes closed for 48 hours. She never told anyone what happened to her, vowing to move on with her life. But when The Blindfolder starts hunting down his past victims, Pieta realises she may finally be forced to tell her deepest secret to stay alive.... Jody has a secret. Fifteen years ago, policewoman Jody made a terrible mistake that resulted in a serial killer known as The Blindfolder escaping justice. When Jody discovers journalist Pieta survived an attack by him, she realises she may finally have found a way to catch him. But that would mean endangering at least two innocent people.... They kept quiet to protect themselves. Will telling all save or sacrifice each other?
Â©2019 Dorothy Koomson (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Noo Saro-Wiwa was brought up in England, but every summer she was dragged back to Nigeria - a country she viewed as an annoying parallel universe where she had to relinquish all her creature comforts and sense of individuality. Then her father, activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, was murdered there, and she didn't return for 10 years. Recently, she decided to rediscover and come to terms with the country her father loved. She travelled from the exuberant chaos of Lagos to the calm beauty of the eastern mountains; from the eccentricity of a Nigerian dog show to the empty Transwonderland Amusement Park - Nigeria's decrepit and deserted answer to Disneyland. She explored Nigerian Christianity, delved into its history of slavery, examined the corrupting effect of oil, and investigated Nollywood.She found the country as exasperating as ever and frequently despaired at the corruption and inefficiency she encountered. But she also discovered that it was far more beautiful and varied than she had ever imagined, and was seduced by its thick tropical rainforest and ancient palaces and monuments. Most engagingly of all she introduces us to the people she meets, and gives us hilarious insights into the Nigerian character, its passion, wit and ingenuity.
Â©2012 Noo Saro-Wiwa (P)2012 Audible Ltd
This Audible Exclusive recording of Angela Carter's iconic novel, Nights at the Circus, is brought to you by celebrated actress and voice artist, Adjoa Andoh. It is described by Carter herself as a 'psychedelic Dickens.' A compelling and thought provoking novel which heralds a new age, we're introduced to the unique and mesmerizing character of Sophi Fevvers and her illustrious wings.... About the book Said to be part woman, part swan, Sophi Fevvers stars in Colonel Kearney's Circus, beloved and admired by audiences all around Europe. Courted by the Prince of Wales himself and fawned on by American journalist, Jack Walser, Sophi defies expectation by embarking on a journey of self-discovery, and taking the listener on an intoxicating trip around London, St Petersburg and Siberia. One of Carter's most empowered female protagonists, Fevvers heralds a 'new Age in which no women will be bound down to the ground,' making this a timeless and wholly inspiring literary masterpiece. About the author Angela Carter was born in 1940, in Sussex. She grew up in the shabbily respectable south London district of Balham, the second child of an eccentric journalist father and a neurotic housewife mother. She studied English at Bristol University before travelling extensively, teaching and writing numerous best-selling novels. They have all received considerable critical acclaim and remain firm favourites of modern English literature. Angela was a devout feminist throughout her life, wrote for Spare Rib magazine and voted Labour. Her novels are wholly reflective of her world views and continue to inspire new generations of men and women worldwide. About the narrator Adjoa Andoh is a British film, television, stage and radio actress, best-known for her roles in Invictus, Doctor Who, Liar and National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses. She is well versed in the art of narration and has voiced over 100 audiobooks, including Naomi Alderman's The Power, Marcus Chown's The Ascent of Gravity, Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Fiona Barton's The Child. Adjoa has had many leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre and the Almeida Theatre, and she's acted in a production of Nights at the Circus.
Â©1984 Angela Carter (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
When Sophie has to visit her mother at her sanctuary for bonobos, she's not thrilled to be there. Then Otto, an infant bonobo, comes into her life, and for the first time she feels responsible for another creature. But peace does not last long for Sophie and Otto. When an armed revolution breaks out in the country, the sanctuary is attacked, and the two of them must escape unprepared into the jungle. Caught in the crosshairs of a lethal conflict, they must struggle to keep safe. In Endangered, Eliot Schrefer plunges us into a heart-stopping exploration of the things we do to survive, the sacrifices we make to help others, and the tangled geography that ties us all, human and animal, together.
Â©2016 Eliot Schrefer (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award: The true story of one indomitable woman caught in the tumult of an extraordinary century in Ethiopia, The Wife's Tale has the sweep and lyrical power that captivated readers of Abraham Verghese's Cutting for Stone.
A hundred years ago, a girl was born in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar. Before she was 10 years old, Yetemegnu was married to a man two decades her senior, an ambitious poet-priest. Over her lifetime her world changed beyond recognition. She witnessed Fascist invasion and occupation, Allied bombardment and exile from her city, the ascent and fall of Emperor Haile Selassie, revolution and civil war. She endured all these things alongside parenthood, widowhood, and the death of children.
The Wife's Tale is an intimate memoir, of both a life and a country. In prose steeped in Yetemegnu's distinctive voice and point of view, Aida Edemariam retells her grandmother's stories of a childhood surrounded by proud priests and soldiers, of her husband's imprisonment, of her fight for justice - all of it played out against the rhythms of the natural world and an ancient cycle of religious festivals. She introduces us to a rich cast of characters - emperors and empresses, scholars and nuns, Marxist revolutionaries and wartime double agents - and through these encounters takes us deep into the landscape and culture of this many-layered, often mischaracterized country.
Â©2018 Aida Edemariam (P)2018 Knopf Canada
âPlanet Bâ is a virtual world with the slogan 'where you can be whatever you want to be.' Users can download themselves into it and play as a life-size avatars in a 3-D world. When Lioba Fielding dies in the real world, her boyfriend John Armstrong downloads himself into Planet B in an attempt to find her avatar. As he travels between various worlds he becomes entangled in an array of strange scenarios, teleporting from each adventure to the next with his companion Medley, a 'rogue avatar' who has no human controller. All the while, John and Medley are being watched by a dog-like antivirus programme called Cerberus who, along with the Planet B Corporation, considers the rogues to be a computer virus that need to be wiped out. But John soon begins to believe that Lioba may still be alive somewhere in Planet B and that the games he is playing may be more real and deadly than he first thought. Cast: Planet Bâ¦Adjoah Andoh John Armstongâ¦Gunnar Cauthery Lioba Fieldingâ¦Donnla Hughes/Tessa Nicholson Medleyâ¦Lizzy Watts/Claire Harry Cerberusâ¦Chris Pavlo Kip Berengerâ¦Joseph Cohen-Cole/Lloyd Thomas Lead writer: Matthew Broughton Producer: Jessica Dromgoole Script editor: James Robinson
Â©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd
Born in the storm that doomed his father, Connavar grows to manhood among the mist-covered mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods. But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength, an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition. Haunted by malevolent spirits and hunted by evil men, Connavar sets out on a spectacular mission to save his people.
From the master of the genre, this is a tale of love and honour, friendship and courage, as Gemmell explores the intriguing worlds of Celtic myth and earth magic.
Â©1998 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her daughters, Rosette and Annie, live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door. The wind has stopped, at least for a while. Then into their lives blows Zozie de l'Alba, the lady with the lollipop shoes, and everything begins to change. But this new friendship is not what it seems. Ruthless, devious, and seductive, Zozie de l'Alba has plans of her own, plans that will shake their world to pieces. And with everything she loves at stake, Yanne must face a difficult choice: to flee, as she has done so many times before, or to confront her most dangerous enemy...herself.
Â©2007 Frogspawn Ltd (P)2007 Corgi Audiobooks
The BBC radio adaptations of Judith Kerr's internationally acclaimed trilogy - plus bonus documentary. Based on her own childhood experiences, Judith Kerr's When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit is a timeless classic loved by children and adults alike. By turns heart-rending and heart-lifting, it is even more resonant today than when it was first published in 1971. This story of a Jewish family that escapes Germany just as the Nazis come to power is seen through the eyes of their young daughter, Anna, and traces their perilous journey - splintered by conflict, driven by fear and eventually rewarded with reunion. The two sequels, Bombs on Aunt Dainty and A Small Person Far Away, follow Anna as she grows up, settles in London and, many years later, returns to Berlin to confront the past.Â These three radio plays are the very first dramatisations of Kerr's trilogy and feature a stunning cast including Anna Madeley, Paul Moriarty and Adjoa Andoh. Also featured is a bonus edition of World Book Club, in which Harriett Gilbert talks to Judith Kerr about her life and work.Â When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit 1933. Leaving her beloved Pink Rabbit behind, nine-year-old Anna leaves her Berlin home to flee with her family across the Swiss border. As they cross Europe in search of sanctuary, she quickly adapts to being a refugee - but will she ever feel she belongs anywhere? Bombs on Aunt Dainty 1940. Teenage Anna is enjoying her new life in London and looking forward to embarking on a secretarial course. But then her brother, Max, is interned as an enemy alien - and as the Blitz begins in earnest, she fears for the future of her family. A Small Person Far Away 1956. Happily married and living in West London, Anna gets a worrying telegram. Her mother, who has been living back in Berlin for seven years, has pneumonia, and Anna must go to her at once. With the Cold War heating up, can Anna bear to return to the city of her birth? World Book Club: Judith Kerr - When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit The German-born author talks to Harriet Gilbert about her much-loved novel, answering questions from the audience about writing from a child's perspective, assimilating into British society and staying happy despite the hardships she endured. Credits Published by Penguin Random House Ltd Licensed by BBC Studios Distribution Ltd MCPS Production credits Written by Judith Kerr When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit text copyright Â© Kerr-Kneale Productions Ltd 1971 Bombs on Aunt Dainty first published in Great Britain as The Other Way Round by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd in 1975. Text copyright Â© Kerr-Kneale Productions Ltd 1975 A Small Person Far Away text copyright Â© Kerr-Kneale Productions Ltd 1978, 1989 Dramatised by Beaty Rubens Directed by David Hunter Cast Young Anna - Lauren Mote Older Anna - Anna Madeley Young Max - Hugo Docking Older Max - Adam Billington Mama - Adjoa Andoh Omama - Eleanor Bron Papa - Paul Moriarty Elsbeth - Xenia Mainelli Julius/Ken - James Lailey Aunt Sarah - Sheila Steafel Fraulein Lambeck/Barbara - Tracy Wiles Herr Rosenfeld/Cotmore - Gerard McDermott Other cast: Alex Rivers, Christopher Webster, Thelma Ruby, Susan Engel, Joanna Monro, Ann Beach, Harry Livingstone, Jack Holden, Malcolm Tierney, Simon Treves, Carl Prekopp, Sara Kestelman, Emerald O'Hanrahan, Peter Hamilton Dyer First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 11th-25th March 2012 World Book Club: Judith Kerr - When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Presented by Harriett Gilbert With Judith Kerr Produced by Karen Holden First broadcast BBC World Service, 6th March 2016.
Â©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
From the bestselling author of Tell Me Your Secret and The Brighton Mermaid comes the breath-taking sequel to the iconic Sunday Times best seller The Ice Cream Girls. Verity is telling lies.... And that's why she's about to be arrested for attempted murder. Serena has been lying for years.... And that may have driven her daughter, Verity, to do something unthinkable.... Poppy's lies have come back to haunt her.... So will her quest for the truth hurt everyone she loves? Everyone lies. But whose lies are going to end in tragedy? Includes a bonus conversation with Dorothy Koomson and Maria Gbeleyi recorded in June 2020.
Â©2020 Dorothy Koomson (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Bloomsbury presents Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders by Kate Pankhurst, read by Kate Pankhurst, with Adjoa Andoh, Harriet Carmichael and Paul Panting. Kate Pankhurst, descendant of Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand-new wildly brilliant and accessible audiobook about incredible women in the world of work. What do you want to be when you grow up? Itâs a BIG question that everyone is asked from an early age. Discover eye-opening facts about a collection of go-getting women who have pioneered careers in a kaleidoscope of different industries. Join scientists, doctors, athletes, hot-air balloonists and more, journey back in time with these brave, bold and brilliant women, and discover that anything is possible when you make the most of YOUR talents. Prepare yourself for a celebration of women who opened doors and made it possible for more women to achieve amazing things today. Overflowing with astounding facts, music and sound effects, Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shape the world we live in. List of women featured: Junko Tabei, Sophie Blanchard, Maria Merian, Elizabeth Magie, the London Matchgirls, Rosa May Billinghurst, Katherine Johnson, Annette Kellerman, Katia Krafft, Rosalind Franklin, James Barry, Madam C.J. Walker and Lotte Reiniger.
Â©2019 Kate Pankhurst (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
A portrait in her own words of the female Lawrence of Arabia, the subject of the PBS documentary Letters from Baghdad, voiced by Tilda Swinton, and the upcoming major motion picture Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Robert Pattinson and directed by Werner Herzog.Â Gertrude Bell was leaning in 100 years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the 20th century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world, and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East.Â As she wrote in one of her letters, "It's a bore being a woman when you are in Arabia." Forthright and spirited, opinionated and playful, and deeply instructive about the Arab world, this volume brings together Bell's letters, military dispatches, diary entries, and travel writings to offer an intimate look at a woman who shaped nations.Â For more than 70 years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Listeners trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.Â
Â©2015 Gertrude Bell (P)2015 Penguin Audio
Shortlisted for: Popular Fiction Book of the Year â Specsavers National Book Awards 2012
Tamia Challey is horrified when her husband, Scott, is accused of something terrible - but when she discovers who his accuser is, everything goes into free fall. Backed into a corner and unsure what to think, Tamia is forced to choose who she instinctively believes. But this choice has dire consequences for all concerned, especially when matters take a tragic turn.
Then a stranger arrives in town to sprinkle rose petals in the sea in memory of her lost loved one. This stranger carries with her shocking truths that will change the lives of everyone she meets, and will once again force Tamia to make some devastating choices....
Â©2012 Dorothy Koomson (P)2012 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
Eight hundred years have passed since King Connavar of the Rigante and his bastard son, Bane, defeated the invading army of Stone. In that time, Connavar has become a legend, and the Rigante have lost the freedom so many gave their lives to preserve. A conquered people, they live and die under the iron rule of the Varlish, their culture all but destroyed. One woman remains who follows the ancient paths once trod by the Rigante. She is the Wyrd of Wishing Tree Wood, and she alone knows the nature of the evil soon to be unleashed on a doomed and unsuspecting world. In a perilous land, facing an uncertain destiny, she pins her initial hopes on two men: Jaim Grymauch, the giant Rigante fighter, a man haunted by his failure to save the friend he loved from betrayal, and Kaelin Ring, a youth whose deadly talents will earn him the enmity of all Varlish. One will become the Ravenheart, an outlaw leader whose daring exploits will inspire the Rigante. The other will forge a legend and light the fires of rebellion. The Wyrd knows that ultimately all hopes will rest on a third man. Of the bloodline of Connavar the King, he will need to overcome generations of fear and hatred if he is to achieve his destiny. For he is a Varlish nobleman, and - worse - the son of the Rigante's greatest enemy....
Â©2017 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
Centuries after Connavar's triumphant battles against the invading army of Stone gained the Rigante their freedom, the clan finds itself oppressed once again. Magic that once flourished has been all but snuffed out. The Varlish king and his barons have stolen Rigante lands and robbed the people of their culture and liberty. From the Rigante's former seat of power the black-hearted Moidart rules; only in the north are the clansmen free. There, in the Druagh mountains, the magic still reigns, strengthened by bold, brilliant victories of the outlaw leader known as Ravenheart. In the south, civil war has drenched the land in blood, and the armies of destruction are slowly creeping north where Ravenheart waits, believing the armies of the hated Moidart will come, led by the brutal ruler's only son, Stormrider. Ravenheart and Stormrider, enemies of uncommon courage, are unaware that the fate of their world lies in their hands. Both are destined to be heroes, but one of them is doomed. For a secret lost in the uncharted past has returned to haunt these two warriors as they face not only the malice of powerful men but the vengeance of an ancient evil, rising from the bloodshed to slake its thirst. As immense armies of darkness advance, it seems as if nothing will stop them. They crush their enemies with ease, until only a few thousand highlanders stand before them, with no help in sight. But these are not ordinary men. They are clansmen, and more than that, they are Rigante.
Â©2002 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
Audie Award Nominee, Children's Titles for Ages Up to 8, 2013 Have you ever said to yourself, Wouldn't it be nice to be a detective? This is the story of an African girl who says just that. Her name is Precious. When a piece of cake goes missing from her classroom, a traditionally built young boy is tagged as the culprit. Precious, however, is not convinced. She sets out to find the real thief. Along the way she learns that your first guess isn't always right. She also learns how to be a detective.
Â©2012 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2012 Listening Library
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Checkmate by Malorie Blackman.Â My name is Callie Rose.Â My mum is a Cross - one of the so-called ruling elite. My dad was a Nought. My dad was a murderer. My dad was a terrorist. These facts are the only things that are mine and real. So I don't mind so much that I'm leaving it all behind. There's nothing here worth holding on to. Sixteen years have passed since Sephy Hadley first met Callum McGregor. For Callie Rose, growing up mixed race in a world where bitter prejudice divides Noughts and Crosses has meant she's an outsider wherever she turns.Â Enter Jude McGregor. Jude teaches Callie about her real family history, and the more she learns the more he persuades her where her loyalties really lie.Â But soon Callie is caught in a trap she can't get out of - one which will have deadly consequences.Â Voted as one of the UK's best loved books, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses series is a seminal piece of YA fiction - a true modern classic.
Â©2019 Malorie Blackman (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks
Gravity is the weakest force in the everyday world, yet it is the strongest force in the universe. It was the first force to be recognised and described, yet it is the least understood. It is a 'force' that keeps your feet on the ground, yet no such force actually exists. Gravity, to steal the words of Winston Churchill, is 'a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma'. And penetrating that enigma promises to answer the biggest questions in science: what is space? What is time? What is the universe? And where did it all come from? Award-winning writer Marcus Chown takes us on an unforgettable journey from the recognition of the 'force' of gravity in 1666 to the discovery of gravitational waves in 2015. And as we stand on the brink of a seismic revolution in our worldview, he brings us up to speed on the greatest challenge ever to confront physics. Read by Adjoa Andoh.
Â©2017 Marcus Chown (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
Martine's parents are killed in a fire, and she must leave her home in England to live on a wildlife reserve in Africa with a grandmother she never even knew she had. As soon as Martine arrives at the reserve, she hears whisperings of a mythical animal living there, a white giraffe. No one has ever seen the animal, but it leaves footprints behind. Her grandmother insists that the white giraffe is just a legend, but then, one stormy night, Martine looks out her bedroom window straight into the eyes of the tall and silvery animal. The white giraffe is real! But why is everyone keeping the giraffe's existence a secret? To find out, Martine will use all of her courage and smarts, and an emerging gift for healing, in a daring adventure to save her new friend.
Â©2007 Lauren St. John (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group.
Summary Edie is struggling. Sheâs increasingly confused, but she canât let the women in the village find that out - theyâd only talk. But sheâs forgetting so much - forgetting to wear matching clothes, forgetting to bake one of her walnut cakes for the WI sale...and forgetting to lock the door...until one day she wakes to find Jonah in her house and herself in her past. Jonah is struggling. The journey to England was illegal and dangerous, and heâs the only one who survived - and he still hasnât made it to London. Everything will be fine if he can just get to London. But can he leave Edie to look after herself? And can he hide from the authorities? And from his past? About the audiobook Ann Morgan has written an affecting and absorbing tale of an elderly woman losing herself to dementia and an illegal immigrant suffering from PTSD who has found England is not the utopia he was promised. The relationship between the two is touching yet mutually suspicious and uneasy; both are scared, moreover, of the outside world - Edie is worried sheâll be put in a home, and Jonah is worried he will be deported. Neither can cope on their own - but can they rely on each other when they canât trust anyone else?Â About the author Ann Morganâs writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times and the New Internationalist. Her first book, Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer (Harvill Secker/WW Norton), was published following the success of her project to read a book from every country throughout 2012. Her best-selling debut novel, Beside Myself (Bloomsbury), was released to great acclaim in 2016.
Â©2018 Ann Morgan (P)2019 Audible, Ltd
If your body could talk is a unique fitness and wellbeing book designed to help you end the struggle with your body, your weight and your unproductive self-talk. It's written for busy, professional women whose jobs and lifestyles are in conflict with having a lean, fit and healthy body. The book aims to get you and your body working together to achieve the things that matter most in your life. If your body could talk what would it say? What would it ask for more of? What would it ask for less of? What would it love you for? What would it hate you for? How would your body be feeling? How is your body feeling? If it doesn't feel as good as you know it could, maybe it's time for a different point of view. It's time to listen to your body. Here's your chance. Don't ignore your body any longer. You need your body. And your body needs you. Also includes a special interview with the author Jacquie Sharples and narrator Adjoa Andoh discussing the book and how it can help improve your fitness or healthy lifestyle.
Â©2013 Jacquie Sharples (P)2016 Creative Content Ltd
After the bloody battle of Colden Moor, the warlike highlanders had lost their independence. They lived in surly subservience to the Outlanders, and only a teenage girl survived to represent the line of kings: Sigarni. Sigarni the silver-haired. Huntress, whore, princess. All of these she was called. But those who pierce the veil of the future knew that a leader was coming to the North - a leader descended from Ironhand, mightiest of the highland kings.
Â©2017 David Gemmell (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group
Three stories that explore the most evocative experience of summer - outdoor swimming. To Brixton Beach: A mysterious swimmer spends all day in the pool at Brockwell Lido. Written by Stella Duffy. Read by Adjoa Andoh.Lido Lover: An Englishwoman finds a kind of fulfilment on the Venetian Lido. Written by Michele Roberts. Read by Joanna Tope. The Horizon Pool: An unexpected swimming companion in the UK's northernmost outdoor pool - the Trinkie in Wick - may hold the key to recovery for a teenage boy. Written by Linda Cracknell. Read by Finn den Hertog.
Â©2013 AudioGO Ltd (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd
They called him Bane the Bastard - though none said it to his face. Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors of the Rigante. They valued his skills in war, but they feared the violence in his heart. And when, as a Wolfshead and Outlaw, he left Rigante lands, they breathed sighs of relief. But Bane would return, the destiny of the Rigante in his hands, the fate of the world resting on his skills with a blade. Midnight Falcon continues the tale of the Rigante, which began in Sword in the Storm, and tells the epic story of Bane, the bastard son of Connavar the King, and his quest for vengeance in a world of blood, honour, betrayal and love.
Â©2017 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
A detective in the wild.
Precious Ramotswe gets a very special treat. She gets a trip to visit her Aunty Bee at a safari camp. On her first day in camp, a new lion arrives. But this is no average lion: Teddy is an actor-lion who came with a film crew. When Teddy escapes, Precious and her resourceful new friend Khumo decide to use their detective skills to help track him. They will brave the wilds of the bush - and its hippos and crocodiles - as they try to find where Teddy has gone.
Â©2014 Alexander Mccall Smith (P)2014 Listening Library
She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading, with uncharacteristic imperiousness, 'Call me.' She couldn't. She couldn't call anyone.... She leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens when you lose your job? The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or, at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London? As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings but instead long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The Girls, now women, had been best friends from the early days of university right through their working lives, and for all the happiness and heartbreaks in between. But these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey's redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits....
Â©2017 Joanna Trollope (P)2017 Macmillan Digital Audio
Bloomsbury presents Fantastically Great Women Who Made History by Kate Pankhurst, read by Kate Pankhurst, with Adjoa Andoh, Harriet Carmichael and Paul Panting. Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Kate Pankhurstâs hugely successful Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, number-one best-selling children's nonfiction title. This beautiful title looks at the stories, accomplishments and adventures of many more brilliant women from throughout history. Travel through the Underground Railroad with the brave and courageous Harriet Tubman, turn the pages of the hauntingly brilliant Frankenstein with the incredibly talented Mary Shelley and prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey through history with these and many other remarkable women. Overflowing with wonderfully engaging facts, vibrant music and sound effects, Fantastically Great Women Who Made History is a celebration of just some of the inspirational women who put their mark on the world we live in. Prepare to be inspired. List of women featured: Elizabeth Blackwell, Qiu Jin, Boudicca, Flora Drummond, Pocahontas, Noor Inayat Khan, Harriet Tubman, Valentina Tereshkova, Ada Lovelace, Sayyida al-Hurra, Hatshepsut, Josephine Baker, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.
Â©2018 Kate Pankhurst (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
While the warlike and heartless Aenir ravage the territory outside the mountain fastness of the clans, Sigarni, the Hawk Queen, arrives in this alternate version of her own universe through a gate in space and time. Taliesen, last of the gatekeepers, has no idea why she has arrived but knows that heroes are needed.... Only Caswallon, loner, warrior and thief, realises the true extent of danger and horrors that his people are about to face. As Taliesen tries to discover Sigarni's purpose, Caswallon must unite the clans to overcome their greatest peril. In this sequel to The Ironhand's Daughter, David Gemmell returns to the clean air of High Druin and the smell of blood and burning that is soon to taint it.
Â©2017 David Gemmell (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group
Perfect for listeners ages 7-9, Cinders & Sparks is a fresh, funny and fabulous take on Cinderella, for everyone who loved Frozen and Shrek.Â She will go to the ball. But nothing will go to plan.... A magic girl. A talking dog. Letâs get this party started.... Cinders lives a boring life with her selfish stepsisters and mean stepmother. So when her wishes start magically coming true itâs a surprise, to say the least.Â Then Cinders meets her fairy godmother: sheâs magic, she can fly, and sheâs called...Brian.Â Soon, Cinders finds herself heading to the glamorous ball at the Kingâs palace. But Brian is not very reliable, and Cinders is not very good at magic. Now her life isnât boring at all - itâs total chaos!
Â©2019 Lindsey Kelk (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Just as Martine is settling into life on the wildlife game reserve, she is whisked away on a school trip. She must leave her white giraffe, Jemmy, for two weeks! Her class is going on an ocean voyage to witness the Sardine Run, a spectacular natural phenomenon, off the coast of South Africa. What begins as an exciting adventure quickly turns perilous when a storm blows up and Martine and her classmates are thrown overboard into shark-infested waters. They are saved by a pod of dolphins, only to end up marooned on a deserted island. The castaways, at odds with one another, must figure out not only how to survive, but how to help the dolphins when a terrible danger threatens them. In a gripping tale of courage, friendship, and survival, Martine must use her healing gift and her wilderness training to save both humans and animals alike.
Â©2008 Lauren St. John (P)2008 Listening Library
Discover the second of the two masterful hit novels adapted for the massive new BBC One Drama series In the Dark, featuring brilliant heroine Helen Weeks - continuing from number one best seller Time of Death.
A rainy night in London. Shots are fired into a car which swerves on to the pavement, ploughing into a bus stop. It seems that a chilling gang initiation has cost an innocent victim their life. But the reality is far more sinister....
One life is wiped out, and three more are changed forever: the young man whose finger was on the trigger, an aging gangster planning a deadly revenge and the pregnant woman who struggles desperately to uncover the truth. Two weeks away from giving birth, how will she deal with a world where death is an occupational hazard?
In a city where violence can be random or meticulously planned, where teenage gangs clash with career criminals and where loyalty is paid for in blood, anything is possible. Secrets are uncovered as fast as bodies, and the story's final twist is as breathtakingly surprising as they come.
The hugely acclaimed latest novel in Mark Billingham's best-selling series Love Like Blood is out now.
Â©2008 Mark Billingham (P)2008 Hachette Audio UK
The critically acclaimed author of The House at the End of Hope Street combines love, mystery, and magic with her first foray into bewitching fantasy with a dark edge evocative of V.E. Schwab and Neil Gaiman.Â Once upon a time, a demon who desired earthly domination fathered an army of dark daughters to help him corrupt humanity.... As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea dreamed of a strange otherworld: a nightscape of mists and fog, perpetually falling leaves and hungry ivy, lit by an unwavering moon. Here, in this shadowland of Everwhere, the four girls, half-sisters connected by blood and magic, began to nurture their elemental powers together. But at 13, the sisters were ripped from Everwhere and separated. Now, five years later, they search for one another and yearn to rediscover their unique and supernatural strengths. Goldie (earth) manipulates plants and gives life. Liyana (water) controls rivers and rain. Scarlet (fire) has electricity at her fingertips. Bea (air) can fly. To realize their full potential, the blood sisters must return to the land of their childhood dreams. But Everwhere can only be accessed through certain gates at 3:33 A.M. on the night of a new moon. As Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea are beset with the challenges of their earthly lives, they must prepare for a battle that lies ahead. On their 18th birthday, they will be subjected to a gladiatorial fight with their fatherâs soldiers. If they survive, they will face their father who will let them live only if they turn dark. Which would be fair, if only the sisters knew what was coming. So, they have 33 days to discover who they truly are and what they can truly do, before they must fight to save themselves and those they love.Â
Â©2020 Menna van Praag (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales read by Tom Baker, Joanna Page, Adjoa Andoh, Ingrid Oliver, Anne Reid, Dan Starkey, Sophie Aldred, Rachael Stirling, Samuel Anderson, Nicholas Briggs, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Yasmin Paige, Michelle Gomez, Paul McGann and Andrew Brooke. A collection of dark and ancient fairy tales from the world of Doctor Who, these captivating stories include mysterious myths and legends about heroes and monsters of all kinds, from every corner of the universe. Originally told to young Time Lords at bedtime, these twisted tales are enchanting for Doctor Who fans of all ages.
Â©2015 Justin Richards (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited
He didnât kill them, he didnât rape them, he didnât torture them; his crime was far, far worse.Â Three women go missing without trace. A week is enough for the psychopath known in the press as the 'the Soul-Breaker' to destroy them. By the seventh day the women are psychologically dead, like bodies without a soul. Shortly before Christmas, the Soul-Breaker strikes again, this time in an exclusive psychiatric clinic. The clinic has been cut off by a snowstorm, and the Soul-Breaker is in their midst. Trapped in the clinic, staff and patients band together to protect each other, but in a night of unimaginable terror, the Soul-Breaker shows them that no one is safe. An Audible Original gripping audio dramatisation starring Adjoa Andoh, Rafe Spall, Robert Lindsay and Robert Glenister from Germanyâs most successful thriller writer, Sebastian Fitzek, author of The Child, Amok and Passenger 23. Featuring: Adjoa Andoh, Josephine Arden, Alex Avery, Amanda Bailey, Stephen Critchlow, Jessica Dennis, Robert Glenister, Joel Gorf, Silas Hawkins, Yolanda Kettle, Robert Lindsay, Fiz Marcus, Jack Monaghan, Harry Myers, Richard Reed, Nick Sampson, Rafe Spall, Mark Straker and Sarah Whitehouse. Please note: This title contains explicit language and scenes of a sexual nature.
Â©2018 Sebastian Fitzek (P)2018 Audible, Ltd.
Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people's lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother and sister, and - even more exciting - that Pontsho has a clever pet meerkat named Kosi. One day, Teb and Pontsho's family's cow disappears. Precious helps them look for clues to find the cow. But getting the cow back home will require some quick thinking and help from an unexpected source.
Â©2013 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2013 Random House Audio
The casebook of Norman Birkett KC (1883-1962) covers pretty much every story that entertained the readers of News of the World between the wars. Birkett was a busy man who, in those days before legal specialisation, could at any one time be dealing simultaneously with a juicy murder, a society divorce or a livid libel action. In this episode, a blind WWI veteran, accused of murdering his wife, is defended by the celebrated advocate.
Starring Neil Dudgeon as Birkett, with Bonnie Engstrom, Alun Raglan, Adjoa Andoh, Carl Prekopp, Paul Moriarty, Adam Billington, James Lailey, Gerard McDermott, Rikki Lawton, Alex Rivers and Victoria Inez Hardy. Written by Caroline and David Stafford.
Â©2012 Caroline Stafford (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
Leonardo Padura's award-winning Cuban detective series featuring Lieutenant Mario Conde. Havana Blue: it's New Year's Day 1989, and Lieutenant Mario Conde wakes up with another terrible hangover and a case which is close to home. His schoolboy rival, now a party grandee, is missing. Havana Gold: Lieutenant Conde goes on a trip through his childhood Havana haunts when a young female schoolteacher at his old school is murdered. And could it be that he has finally met the woman of his dreams?Â Havana Red: Conde's fondly held prejudices are tested by this case involving a man found strangled in Havana Woods wearing a beautiful red dress. Havana Black: Conde has been suspended for taking a well-deserved pop at a fellow officer. But then he is called in for a case involving the disappearance of a Cuban with US citizenship who has come home to visit his family.Â Starring Zubin Varla as Mario Conde, David Westhead as Rangel, Lanre Malaolu as Manolo and Lorna Gayle as Josefina, Ben Crowe as Skinny, and Adjoa Andoh as Tamara. Dramatised by Jennifer Howarth and Joy Wilkinson. Directed by Mary Peate. Leonardo Padura is a novelist and journalist who was born in 1955 in Havana, where he still lives. He is best known internationally for the Havana Quartet series, all featuring Inspector Mario Conde. In 1998 Padura won the Hammett Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers, and in 2012 he was awarded the National Prize for Literature, Cuba's national literary award.
Â©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd
Charlie, a curious boy with a dangerous Dictaphone habit, eavesdrops on the eccentric guests of the Mirage Hotel as the African nation of Bwalo prepares for the annual appearance of its Glorious Leader Tafumo. Sean, an Irishman who's given his heart (and the best part of his liver) to Bwalo, struggles to write the great African novel - if only his crazed fiancÃ©e and fierce thirst would stop distracting him. Josef, mythmaker and kingmaker, who paved the way for Tafumo's rise to power, starts to hear the ominous rattle of skeletons in his closet. Hope, the nurse caring for the King, keeps the old man alive, maintaining the faÃ§ade of the powerful ruler, as she mourns her own broken dreams. And in the countdown to the Big Day, storm clouds are gathering as petty criminal Jack smuggles something into Bwalo - to the Mirage Hotel - that will change the lives of all of them forever.
Â©2016 Robert Glancy (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
"A dazzling debut, establishing Namwali Serpell as a writer on the world stage." (Salman Rushdie, The New York Times Book Review) Named one of the Best Books of the Year by: Dwight Garner, The New York TimesÂ The New York Times Book ReviewÂ Time NPR The AtlanticÂ BuzzFeed Tordotcom Kirkus ReviewsÂ BookPage Winner of: The Arthur C. Clarke Award The Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction TheÂ Windham-Campbell PrizesÂ for Fiction The year 1904.Â On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls,Â thereÂ isÂ a colonialÂ settlement called The Old Drift.Â In a smoky room atÂ the hotel across the river,Â an Old Drifter named Percy M. Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles the fates of an Italian hotelier and an African busboy. This sets off a cycle of unwitting retribution betweenÂ three ZambianÂ families (Black, White, Brown) as they collide and converge over the course of the century,Â into the present and beyond. As the generations pass, their lives - their triumphs, errors, losses and hopes - emerge through a panorama of history, fairy tale, romance, and science fiction.Â From a woman covered with hair and another plagued with endless tears, to forbidden love affairs and fiery political ones, to homegrown technological marvels like Afronauts, microdrones, and viral vaccines, this gripping, unforgettable novel is a testament to our yearningÂ to create and crossÂ borders, and a meditation on theÂ slow, grand passage of time.Â Â Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award Finalist for theÂ Los Angeles TimesÂ Ray Bradbury Prize Â Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize "An intimate, brainy, gleaming epic.... This is a dazzling book, as ambitious as any first novel published this decade." (Dwight Garner,Â The New York Times)Â "A founding epic in the vein of VirgilâsÂ Aeneid...thoughÂ in its sprawling size, its flavor of picaresque comedy and its fusion of family lore with national politics it more resembles Salman RushdieâsÂ Midnightâs Children." (The Wall Street Journal)Â "A story that intertwines strangers into families, which we'll follow for a century, magic into everyday moments, and the story of a nation, Zambia." (NPR)
Â©2019 Namwali Serpell (P)2019 Random House Audio
A BBC Radio double bill of Timberlake Wertenbakerâs award-winning drama about a group of 18th-century Australian convicts and their attempts to stage a play, plus the Restoration comedy that the prisoners put on. Australia, 1789: A young lieutenant attempts to direct a cast of convicts in the first play ever to be staged in the country.Â But one of his actors is about to be hanged.... Adapted from Thomas Keneallyâs novel The Playmaker, Our Countryâs Good tells the true story of the convicts and marines sent to Australia as part of the first penal colony. An eloquent argument for the redemptive power of theatre, Wertenbakerâs classic drama celebrates the beauty of language â in the slang of the criminal classes and the poetry of the play â and at the same time examines how it is used as an instrument of power. In The Recruiting Officer, we hear the play that the prisoners staged. George Farquharâs popular Restoration comedy is set in Shrewsbury during the War of the Spanish Succession, where wives are recruited while soldiers are wooed. During a lull in the fighting, the womanising Captain Plume comes to town to seduce soldiers into the army, and â if possible â recruit Silvia into marriage. These two captivating radio dramas star many of the same cast, including Paul Higgins, Ralph Ineson, Kate Fleetwood, Jonathan Forbes and Adjoa Andoh. Our Countryâs Good Captain Arthur Philip â Nicholas Le Prevost Major Robbie Ross â Stuart McQuarrie Captain David Collins â Paul Moriarty Captain Watkin Tench â Adam Billington Captain Campbell â James Lailey 2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark â Paul Higgins Reverend Johnson â Simon Bubb Midshipman Harry Brewer â Rikki Lawton Mary Brenham â Francine Chamberlain Robert Sideway â Adam James John Wisehammer â Elliot Levey Liz Morden â Kate Fleetwood Dabby Bryant â Alex Tregear John Arscott â Ralph Ineson Ketch Freeman â Jonathan Forbes Duckling Smith â Adjoa Andoh Produced and directed by Sally Avens Our Countryâs Good Â© Timberlake Wertenbaker, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2015 Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally Â© 1978 The Serpentine Publishing Company Pty, published by Hodder & Stoughton and Sceptre Timberlake Wertenbaker has asserted her right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work All rights reserved The Recruiting Officer Captain Plume â Paul Higgins Silvia â Lisa Dillon Sergeant Kite â Ralph Ineson Mr Worthy â Adam James Melinda â Kate Fleetwood Captain Brazen â Elliot Levey Rose â Alex Tregear Bullock â Simon Bubb Justice Balance â Jonathan Forbes Lucy â Adjoa Andoh Appletree â James Lailey Pearman â Adam Billington Bridewellâ Rikki Lawton Justice Scale â Paul Moriaty Justice Scruple â Gerard McDermott Produced and directed by Jessica Dromgoole The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar originally published in 1706
Â©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
Imagine your doorbell rings in the middle of the night. You open the door to the police. With them is your husband's eleven-year-old love child. A daughter you never knew he had. Her mother has been found dead in their south London flat. She has nowhere else to go. Would you take her in? Compulsive, dark and devastating, Give Me the Child is a uniquely skilful thriller with an unforgettable twist.
Â©2017 Mel McGrath (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
On a hill overlooking a refugee camp in Sudan, a young man strings up bedsheets that, in an act of imaginative resilience, will serve as a screen in his silent cinema. From the cinema he can see all the comings and goings in the camp, especially those of two new arrivals: a girl named Saba and her mute brother, Hagos.Â For these siblings, adapting to life in the camp is not easy. Saba mourns the future she lost when she was forced to abandon school, while Hagos, scorned for his inability to speak, must live vicariously through his sister. Both resist societal expectations by seeking to redefine love, sex, and gender roles in their lives, and when a businessman opens a shop and befriends Hagos, they cast off those pressures and make an unconventional choice.Â With this cast of complex, beautifully drawn characters, Sulaiman Addonia details the textures and rhythms of everyday life in a refugee camp and questions what it means to be an individual when one has lost all that makes a home or a future. Intimate and subversive, Silence Is My Mother Tongue dissects the ways society wages war on women and explores the stories we must tell to survive in a broken, inhospitable environment.
Â©2020 Sulaiman Addonia (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
In Jackie Kayâs first collection of stories, ordinary lives are transformed by secrets. Her world might seem familiar â sex, death and family cast long shadows â but the roles of mothers, daughters and lovers are imagined and revealed in the most surprising of ways. Jackie Kay sees the extraordinary in everyday life, and lights it up with humour and generosity in a way that is uniquely her own.
Â©2002 Jackie Kay (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd
Darcie Lock is inadvertently thrown into a world of SAS men, espionage, corruption, polo games, and fashion parades when her father is taken hostage while investigating an international smuggling ring.
Â©2007 Julia Golding
This is the story of the battle between appeasers and anti-appeasers in the period before - and just after - the start of the Second World War, and the formation of the 1940 coalition government which, like the election of 2010, abruptly ruptured all previous political alignments. Based on real events, this is a fascinating and little known tale of idealism, blackmail, and political skulduggery. Starring Charles Edwards, Kim Wall, John Rowe, Richard Dillane, Carl Prekopp, Adam Billington, Gerard McDermott, James Lailey, and Adjoa Andoh. Other parts played by Christopher Webster and Rikki Lawton. Directed by Marc Beeby.
Â©2012 John Fletcher (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
A classic collection of favourite nursery tales.... This is the book that every family needs, containing all the traditional stories that small children should first hear. Every one of them is universally known and loved: "Little Red Riding Hood", "The Elves and the Shoemaker", "The Three Billy Goats Gruff", "The Real Princess", "The Gingerbread Man", "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "The Three Little Pigs", and "Jack and the Beanstalk".
Â©1996 Georgie Adams (P)2008 Orion Publishing Group Ltd
A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe. Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaidâs stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice every year.Â When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadneâs decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind? Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint's Ariadne forges a new epic, outside the traditional narratives of heroism and glory that leave no room for women. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books "Jennifer Saint's Ariadne is a shimmering tapestry of two sisters bound by deceit and the shadows of family history...With a fresh voice and keen insight, Saint adds flesh and bone to an ancient myth, drawing the reader into an uneasy world of ever-afters." (Yangsze Choo, New York Times best-selling author of The Night Tiger)
Â©2021 Jennifer Saint (P)2021 Macmillan Audio