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Daughters of Liverpool

Summary

Brought to you by Penguin. Liverpool, 1868.  Shrouded in secrecy, Alice Sampson gives birth to a beautiful baby girl.  But the former nurse's happiness is blighted by the knowledge that as a penniless, unwed mother, her future, and that of her child, can only be one of shame and disgrace.  Then a knock at the door brings a miracle: she is invited to return to the Liverpool Royal Infirmary and her beloved ward.  With the help of her friends and the welcome attentions of Reverend Seed, the hospital Chaplain, Alice slowly starts to rebuild her life.  But her hopes are shattered when her baby's father unexpectedly shows up to claim the child he knew nothing about.  Suddenly Alice is in danger of losing her baby, her position and her whole future.

©2019 Kate Eastham (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
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Thicker than Water

18 ratings

Summary

From the hero whistleblower of the infamous Theranos scam, Thicker than Water is a look at never-before-revealed details behind closed doors at the company, revealing a cautionary tale of corporate bullying, gaslighting, ego, and wealth running amok in Silicon Valley. Tyler Shultz had been in the workforce for less than a year when he emailed Elizabeth Holmes, his employer and the CEO and founder of Theranos, with concerns that the company’s lab practices were faulty, ignored quality control, and were potentially dangerous to patients. The COO fired back with a dismissive and insulting email, to which Tyler replied: “Consider this my two weeks’ notice.” From there, his life spun out of control at the hand of Elizabeth, her team of high-powered lawyers, and the patriarch of Tyler’s own family George Shultz - one of America’s most prominent statesmen - who sat among the top of the Theranos board of directors. And yet, Tyler forged on. To protect his own conscience, the honor and reputation of his grandfather, and the health of patients worldwide. Thicker than Water is Tyler’s as-told-to story - a harrowing and heartbreaking roller coaster of biomedical drama, family intrigue, and redemption - that will ultimately make you feel as though you are at a dinner party, seated next to a brilliant friend with one hell of a story.  Selected audio clips are courtesy of Bloomberg.

©2020 Audible Originals LLC. (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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La Ola Latina [The Latino Wave]

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En las elecciones del 2004, hubo tres millones más votantes hispanos que en el año 2000. Los hispanos pusieron al presidente George W. Bush en la Casa Blanca en el 2000 y luego lo reeligieron en el 2004. Es imposible ignorar una influencia tan grande y un voto tan importante.  El cambio más dramático que está viviendo este país no tiene nada que ver con la guerra contra el terrorismo o con la economía; tiene que ver, simplemente, con la revolución demográfi ca impulsada por los latinos. Es la Ola Latina.  Enel 2002 los latinos se convirtieron, ofi cialmente, en el grupo minoritario más grande de Estados Unidos, superando los 38 millones de habitantes, cosa que no se esperaba que ocurriera hasta dentro de una década más. Para el año 2125 habrá más latinos que blancos (no hispanos) en Estados Unidos. Es decir, los hispanos pasarán de minoría a mayoría. Basándose en entrevistas con los más reconocidos expertos en temas latinos y con hispanos que viven a lo largo yancho de los Estados Unidos, Ramos intenta descifrar lo que signifi ca este sorprendente cambio demográfi co para todos los norteamericanos, hispanos o no, tanto en su vida diaria como en su cultura.  Con el profesionalismo, precisión, y sensibilidad que lo caracteriza, Ramos nos muestra quienes son, exactamente, estos nuevos americanos, cuáles son sus intereses políticos y por qué es importante que el resto del país se preocupe porentender lo que es la "experiencia latina". Quien ignore el reto de los latinos, corre el riesgo de darle la espalda al futuro de Estados Unidos. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2004 Jorge Ramos (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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Miss Nightingale's Nurses

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Miss Nightingale's Nurses by Kate Eastham, read by Dorothy Lawrence.    Liverpool, 1855. Ada Houston is alone.    Her grandfather has recently passed away, and her brother is missing, last seen working on the Liverpool docks. Everyone assumes him to be dead.    But she will not give up hope.    Ada's determined search takes her to the Crimea, where she joins the team of Florence Nightingale's nurses. She may have set off looking for her brother, but along the way Ada finds friends, romance and a new purpose in her own life in the most troubling and difficult of places.

©2018 Kate Eastham (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Author: Kate Eastham
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
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The Prophet

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Destiny, prophecy and murder weave an intricate web in this beguiling historical mystery. Could a dark prophecy spell danger for Tabitha De Vallory and her unborn child? Cheshire. May Day, 1753. Tabitha De Vallory believes her life is perfect: she has an imposing home with all the comforts she has ever desired, and is expecting her first child with doting husband, Nathaniel De Vallory. But Tabitha's happiness is shaken when a girl is slaughtered beneath the Mondrem Oak on the family's forest estate. Recognizing the victim from her former scandalous life, Tabitha vows to find the killer. Nearby, enigmatic Baptist Gunn and his followers are convinced that a second messiah will be born, amid blood and strife, close to the oak on Midsummer's Day. Could the girl's murder be linked to Gunn's cryptic prophecy? Do his wild claims of a second saviour spell danger for Tabitha and her unborn child? As Midsummer's Day draws closer, Tabitha soon learns the destiny that threatens her and those she holds most dear.... Has Tabitha's fate been decided? Beautifully crafted and alluring, full of dark deception, intrigue and terrifying foreboding, The Prophet is perfect for fans of The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton and Sarah Dunant.

©2021 Martine Bailey (P)2021 W F Howes

Length: 11 hrs
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Coming Home to Liverpool

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Brought to you by Penguin. Liverpool 1872. Arriving back in her hometown after spending some time training at the Infirmary for Women in New York, Maud can't wait to put her newfound skills to the test. But in a city built and run by men she must work hard to be accepted. Whilst her nurse friends welcome her back with open arms, there are others who do not wish her well, including the spiteful Nancy Sellers. Nancy resented Maud's talents as a nurse, and seeing her arrive back with such fanfare puts her nose firmly out of joint. She will stop at nothing to sabotage Maud's life and soon turns her attention to those Maud holds most dear.  But Maud Linklater is made of strong stuff, and together with her friends, Alice and Eddie, can she overcome any obstacle Nancy, and Liverpool, might throw her way?

©2020 Kate Eastham (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Author: Kate Eastham
Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
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The Liverpool Nightingales

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Liverpool Nightingales by Kate Eastham, read by Dorothy Lawrence.   Liverpool, 1863. Maud Linklater's life as a housemaid changes forever the day she takes poor little injured chimney sweep Alfie to hospital.   Helping to care for him on the ward, Maud is unexpectedly offered a place as a trainee at the newly opened nursing school run by Ada Houston.    Maud loves her new role and throws herself wholeheartedly into the busy, exhausting experience of living and working at the hospital. And she has a lot of fun along the way once she befriends fellow trainees, including the sweet Alice and chatterbox Edie. Although it soon becomes clear that Alice is troubled by a secret. And then little Alfie, to whom she is devoted, goes missing.    There is only one person Maud thinks can help her find him. Harry, the man whose affections she's been fending off for months.    Can Harry find Alfie before it is too late? And can Maud qualify despite everything that's thrown her way?

©2019 Kate Eastham (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

Author: Kate Eastham
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
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The Convent

3 ratings

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The Convent is the shocking true story of Marie Hargreaves, the girl who survived an evil nun’s care home from hell.  When a fancy car pulls up outside six-year-old Marie's home in 1959, her dad tells her she is going on holiday. But little does she know she will not see her home again for four long years. Her family cannot afford to keep her at home. Marie tells the story of how she was taken away from a poor but happy and loving home life to live in a convent - away from everyone and everything she holds dear. Her hair is bluntly chopped, her clothes are taken away and her name is changed. Then a horrific ritual of physical, sexual and mental abuse begins. Even after the convent closes, Marie is unable to share details of her suffering with anyone. But when a police investigation is launched, Marie realises that the time has come to tell the truth.... 

©2020 Marie Hargreaves (P)2020 W F Howes

Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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