Contains books one and two of Bond of a Dragon, a fast-paced adventure fantasy series featuring fierce dragons, powerful magic, and a hero fighting for justice. Zahara's Gift, book one Nineteen-year-old Anders lived a fairly normal life until the only family he had was taken away from him. When he finds himself forced to embark on an action-packed adventure, he discovers there is more to the world than he was told. The magical force that flows within everything around him becomes revealed. Dragons, elves, orcs, and goblins lurk around nearly every turn along the path as he pursues his two kidnapped cousins. As Anders discovers more about his familys past, he learns of their involvement in the War of the Magicians and the circumstances leading up to the attack of his hometown. When Anders is told about his potential involvement in a prophecy involving dragons and their powerful magic, he will need to make a difficult decision. Will he continue to follow the path that is laid out for him, or can he make his own destiny? Will he ever be reunited with his family again? And if he succeeds, will he ever be able to return to the life he once knew? Secrets of the Sapphire Soul, book two Anders knows the war to stop Merglan from reclaiming his grip on the world is just beginning. With no certainty about where or when Merglan will attack next, Anders and his companions must take action to stay one step ahead of the cruel sorcerer and his evil dragon. As he searches for ways to stop Merglans domination of their world, Anders discovers more than he expected. With several nations of Kartania on the brink of collapse, he must make a difficult decision. Is the young rider ready to deal with the consequences hes facing? Can Anders overcome the odds and unravel the secrets of the sapphire soul?
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I guess our life on the island was one that never fit you right. I like to imagine you some days when I look out the window across the harbor, all those miles of sea and land between us. But, sister, we are always connected. When young nurse Emer loses her beloved sister, she is haunted by grief and desperate to escape her memories. Taking a job in Vinalhaven, a rocky outpost in the wild Atlantic, feels like the refuge she so badly needs. Her patient, Susannah, has lived in isolation for many years, since the tragic death of her sister Kate caused her to withdraw from island life. However, when Emer discovers a bundle of letters in a rainbow quilt in her bedroom and shares the story of her own loss, Susannah opens up. She begins to tell the story of Kates brutal and secret past, and her marriage to a man with a heart as cold as the ocean. But when Emer starts asking locals about Kate, the island air sizzles with hostility. There are people who would rather that Susannah kept quiet, who have no qualms about threatening Emer. But despite the warnings to stay away, Emer is determined to find out what really happened the night Kate died - and the final secret that is keeping Susannah a prisoner to the past. An unforgettable story of impossible choices and two sisters who would do anything for one another. Set on a bewitching sea-scented island, The Island Girls will burrow into your heart. Perfect for fans of Lisa Wingate, Anita Shreve, and The Light Between Oceans.
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Mary Stewart, one of the great British storytellers of the 20th century, transports listeners to rural Northumberland for this tale of romance, ambition and deceit - a perfect fit for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. Whitescar is a beautiful old house and farm situated in Roman Wall country. It will make a rich inheritance for its heirs, but in order to secure it, they enlist the help of a young woman named Mary who bears remarkable resemblance to missing Whitescar heiress Annabel Winslow. Their deception will spark a powder keg of ambition, obsession and long-dead love. The ivy had reached for the tree and only the tree's upper branches managed to thrust the young gold leaves of early summer through the strangling curtain. Eventually the ivy would kill it....
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If you didnt manage to make it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019, Audible has you covered! We selected a cross section of some of the most exciting new plays of the year, invited the actors and directors into the studio and recorded stirringly intimate audio performances of the plays just for you.... Portions of this audio drama contain explicit content, with mature language and themes that some listeners may find disturbing. Listener discretion is advised. For All I Care Written by Alan Harris. Performed by Hannah Daniel. Directed by Jac Ifan Moore. Clara and Nyri. Two very different women. Two complicated lives. Both having a very bad day. Mental health nurse Nyri's woken up hungover with a younger man. Meanwhile, Clara has developed a compulsive wink and can't remember if she's taken her meds. Nyri needs to get to Ebbw Vale Hospital via Greggs and Clara is dodging signs telling her - rather rudely - to kill herself, so she can get cracking with her shoplifting list for the Devil. Interweaving and unexpected connections collide in this fast-moving, touchingly funny one-woman show. The live theatre production of For All I Care was commissioned by The National Theatre Wales and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, United Kingdom, in 2019. Ladybones Written and performed by Sorcha McCaffrey. Directed by Lucia Cox. Sound Design by Alexandre Carvalho. Archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton and her ordered life starts to unravel. Digging into the mystery of the bones, can she handle the chaos of what she discovers? Based on personal experience, this is an uplifting and compelling story about OCD, dungarees and being weird but not a weirdo. The live theatre production of Ladybones was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, United Kingdom, in 2019. Cotton Fingers Written by Rachel Trezise. Performed by Amy Molloy. Directed by Julia Thomas. Sound Design by Tasha Taylor. Johnson Aoife's hungry and bored. Cillian makes a mean cheese toastie. As boredom and hunger are satisfied by half an hour in Cillian's bed, Aoife's life changes forever. As social and political upheaval grips her country, what hope does Aoife have to regain control? A timely, politically charged show written by award-winning writer Rachel Trezise at the time of the historic referendum of the eighth amendment in Ireland, Cotton Fingers takes us on a journey from Belfast to Cardiff. The live theatre production of Cotton Fingers was commissioned by The National Theatre Wales and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, United Kingdom, in 2019. LARP Written and performed by Berri George. Directed by Adam Dattis. Additional sound design by Berri George. Lucy Salmon, an introverted lover of mythology, has 10 days to prepare for her first live action role play event. A kaleidoscopic adventure into the fantastical unleashes Lucy's inner roar! A bittersweet comedy about love, mystery and heroes explores, in all its flaws and contradictions, the existence of a woman who always finds herself on life's fringes. Sometimes the quietest people have the loudest and most exhilarating tales to tell. Additional sound design by Berri George. The live theatre production of LARP was produced by Barefaced Theatre and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, United Kingdom, in 2019. Typical Written by Ryan Calais Cameron. Performed by Richard Blackwood. Directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour. Sound Design by Duramaney Kamara. What is the cost of a typical night out? An ex-serviceman who has spent his life fighting for his country finds new battles in a society fighting against him. From the makers of 2018 hit Queens of Sheba comes this powerful new play by Ryan Calais Cameron confronting the daily tensions experienced by black men as they negotiate life, while constantly feeling like their own lives are on the line. Typical uncovers the man and the humanity behind a tragic real-life story, challenging traditional conceptions of black manhood and highlighting the crisis of identity consuming Britain today. The live theatre production of Typical was produced by Nouveau Riche in association with Soho Theatre and performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, United Kingdom, in 2019. If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues mentioned in this podcast, please contact the charities below: Samaritans - 116 123 Mind Infoline - 0300 123 3393 Heads Together - headstogether.org.uk Mental Health Foundation - mentalhealth.org.uk Young Minds - Text 'YM' to 85258 for urgent support British Pregnancy Advisory Service - 03457 30 40 30 - bpas.org Marie Stopes - 0345 300 8090 - mariestopes.org.uk
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In 1946, 26 year-old Bridget Dolan walked up the path to the front door of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. Alone and pregnant, she was following in the footsteps of more than a centurys worth of lost souls. Shunned by society for her sins and offered no comfort for her pain, Bridget gave birth to a boy, John, who died at the home in a horrendous state of neglect less than two years later. Her second child was once again delivered into the care of the nuns and was taken from her, never to be seen or heard from again. She would go on to marry a wonderful man and have a daughter, Anna Corrigan, but it was only after Bridgets death that Anna discovered she had two brothers her mother had never spoken about. In the aftermath of the explosive revelations that the remains of 796 babies had been found in a septic tank on the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home, she became compelled to try and find out if her baby brothers remains were among them. Here, Anna and Alison OReilly piece together the erased chapter of the life of Bridget Dolan and her forgotten sons, reminding us that we must never forget what was done to the women and children of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home.
©2018 Alison OReilly (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd