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Tithe

35 ratings

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Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms – a struggle that could very well mean her death.

©2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2005 Holly Black

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Charlotte's Web

28 ratings

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Brought to life by Meryl Streep and a full cast, this beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect" (New York Times). Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spider web tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. Includes an appreciation written and read by Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, the cover artist of this edition and author/illustrator of Some Writer!: The Story of E. B. White. Narrated by Meryl Streep, featuring: January LaVoy as Charlotte Kirby Heyborne as Wilbur MacLeod Andrews as Templeton With additional performances by: Mark Bramhall as Lurvy Scott Brick as the Minister Cassandra Campbell as Edith Zuckerman Danny Campbell as Homer Zuckerman Mark Deakins as Mr. Arable Kimberly Farr as Mrs. Arable Tavia Gilbert as the Goose Dion Graham as the Gander Almarie Guerra as Nellie Johnny Heller as the Fair Announcer Lincoln Hoppe as Avery Raymond Lee as the Baby Spider Robin Miles as the Old Sheep Adenrele Ojo as Aranea Ray Porter as Uncle the Pig Emily Rankin as Fern John Rubinstein as Dr. Dorian Bahni Turpin as the Lamb Julia Whelan as Joy

©1952, 1980 E. B. White (P)2019 Listening Library

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The Handmaid's Tale

1865 ratings

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"Are there any questions?" The final line in Margaret Atwood's modern classic, The Handmaid's Tale, has teased and perplexed fans since the book's original release more than 30 years ago. Now, in this Audible Original production, listeners get some of the answers they've waited so long to hear. Featuring an all-new interview with Professor Piexoto, written by Atwood and performed by a full cast, The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition is a must-listen for both fans and newcomers alike. Emmy Award winner Claire Danes (Homeland, Temple Grandin) gives a stirring performance of this classic in speculative fiction, where the message (and the warning) is now more timely than ever. In addition to rich sound design that honors the audio origins of Atwood's classic, the special edition also includes a brand-new afterword from the author and an essay written by author Valerie Martin (Mary Reilly, Property). After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life for mere glimpses of her former freedom, and records her story for future listeners. Whether you're a fan of the original novel or someone who has recently discovered it, The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition will shock, impress, and satisfy all those who listen.

©1985 O.W. Toad, Ltd. First American Edition 1986. Published by special arrangement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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The Prestige

17 ratings

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In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose each other. In the course of pursuing each other's ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magician's craft can command. Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible consequences. In the end, their legacy will be passed on for generations to descendants who must, for their sanity's sake, untangle the puzzle left to them.

©1995 Christopher Priest (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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The Sum of Us

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One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone - not just for people of color.  “This is the book I’ve been waiting for.” (Ibram X. Kendi, number-one New York Times best-selling author of How to Be an Antiracist) Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy - and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for White people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out?  McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Mississippi to California to Maine, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm - the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she meets White people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams, and their shot at better jobs to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country - from parks and pools to functioning schools - have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world’s advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: gains that come when people come together across race, to accomplish what we simply can’t do on our own. The Sum of Us is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including White supremacy’s collateral victims: White people themselves. With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than zero-sum.

©2021 Heather McGhee (P)2021 Random House Audio

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The Oresteia

4 ratings

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In The Oresteia, Aeschylus dramatizes the myth of the curse on the royal house of Argos. The action begins when King Agamemnon returns victorious from the Trojan War, only to be treacherously slain by his own wife. It ends with the trial of their son, Orestes, who slew his mother to avenge her treachery - a trial with the goddess Athena as judge, the god Apollo as defense attorney, and, as prosecutors, relentless avenging demons called The Furies. The results of the trial change the nature of divine and human justice forever.   An adaptation by Yuri Rasovsky, based on a translation by Ian Johnston. Also included is an excerpt from Blackstone's dramatization of The Odyssey, in which Agamemnon's brother Menelaus learns of the events of The Oresteia from Proteus, the sea god.

(P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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Powers of Darkness

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Powers of Darkness is an incredible literary discovery. In 1900, Icelandic publisher and writer Valdimar Asmundsson set out to translate Bram Stoker's world-famous 1897 novel Dracula.  Called Makt Myrkranna (literally, 'Powers of Darkness'), this Icelandic edition included an original preface written by Stoker himself. Makt Myrkranna was published in Iceland in 1901 but remained undiscovered outside of the country until 1986, when Dracula scholarship was astonished by the discovery of Stoker's preface to the book.  However, no one looked beyond the preface and deeper into Asmundsson's story. In 2014, literary researcher Hans de Roos dove into the full text of Makt Myrkranna, only to discover that Asmundsson hadn't merely translated Dracula but had penned an entirely new version of the story, with all new characters and a totally reworked plot. The resulting narrative is one that is shorter, punchier, more erotic, and perhaps even more suspenseful than Stoker's Dracula.  Incredibly, Makt Myrkranna has never been translated or even read outside of Iceland until now. Powers of Darkness presents the first ever translation into English of Stoker and Asmundsson's Makt Myrkranna. With a foreword by Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker's great-grandnephew and best-selling author, and an afterword by Dracula scholar John Edgar Browning, Powers of Darkness will amaze and entertain legions of fans of Gothic literature, horror, and vampire fiction. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2018 Hans Corneel de Roos

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King Lear

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This shattering drama of isolation and loss is one of the greatest tragedies in world literature. King Lear of Britain has three daughters: the hard-hearted Goneril and Regan, and the good and gentle Cordelia. He determines to divide his kingdom between them, giving the largest share to she who can say she loves him the best. Lear's tragic lack of judgment and self-knowledge is paralleled by the blindness of the loyal Gloucester who is persuaded to reject his virtuous son, Edgar, in favor of the villainous Edmund. Lear is played by Trevor Peacock and Gloucester by Clive Merrison. Penny Downie is Goneril, Samantha Bond is Regan, and Julia Ford is Cordelia. Edgar is played by David Tennant, Edmund by Gerard Murphy, and the Fool by John Rogan.

Public Domain (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Humour - A Short Story Collection

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Humour - A Short Story Collection.  The British, it is often said, have a stiff upper lip and a dry sense of humour.   It's true, we usually do, and in the case of this perfect compendium of short stories we absolutely do.  Listen to our Scottish raconteur J. M. Barrie and English wits Jerome K. Jerome and Edward Lear for perfect proof of that. But humour is many things and from many places, so we also feature Mark Twain, our very talented American friend, to complete this rather witty and clever volume of short stories.   Our readers include Richard Mitchley and James Taylor.

©2018 Deadtree Publishing (P)2018 The Copyright Group

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Hamlet: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

39 ratings

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Folger Shakespeare Library, The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, brings Hamlet to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition. Hamlet, Shakespeare's most popular, and perhaps most puzzling play, follows the form of a "revenge tragedy", in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance against his father’s murderer, his uncle Claudius, now the king of Denmark. Much of its fascination, however, lies in its uncertainties. This new full-cast recording - based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare's classic - expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

Public Domain (P)Simon & Schuster

Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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The Oresteia

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The classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice, as heard on BBC Radio 3 – plus a bonus documentary exploring Aeschylus' seminal Greek tragedy. A chilling tale of homecoming, violent death and bloody vengeance, The Oresteia dates back to the fifth century BC, but its themes still resonate today. At once a family saga, morality tale and courtroom drama, it recounts how two generations of the cursed House of Atreus become locked into a deadly cycle of atrocities. To break the chain, their private vendetta must become public, as questions of guilt and justification are decided in the first ever homicide trial.... Agamemnon The Trojan War is over, and conquering hero Agamemnon arrives home to Argos. But victory came at an appalling price – the sacrifice of his eldest daughter, Iphigenia. Now, his wife Clytemnestra is determined to take a grisly revenge … The Libation Bearers Returning from exile, Agamemnon's son Orestes vows to avenge his father’s death by murdering his killer, his own mother Clytemnestra. But where can he find the strength to carry out such a horrific deed? The Furies Having committed matricide, Orestes flees to Delphi. But the remorseless Furies, ancient deities of vengeance, are on his trail and baying for blood. Can the young gods Apollo and Athena save him from a terrible fate? Adapted by three of Britain’s most imaginative writers, Simon Scardifield, Ed Hime and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, these contemporary versions of Aeschylus’ trilogy are atmospheric, fast-moving and superbly accessible. The star casts include Lesley Sharp as Clytemnestra, Hugo Speer as Agamemnon and Will Howard as Orestes. Each of the plays is introduced by Edith Hall, Professor of Classics at Kings College London. Also featured is an episode of In Our Time, in which Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how The Oresteia has fired the modern imagination, inspiring artists ranging from Richard Wagner to T. S. Eliot. Agamemnon The Chorus – Arthur Hughes, Philip Jackson and Carolyn Pickles Clytemnestra – Lesley Sharp Agamemnon – Hugo Speer Cassandra – Anamaria Marinca Calchas – Karl Johnson Aegisthus – Sean Murray Iphigenia – Georgie Fuller Herald – John Norton Guards – Steve Toussaint and Harry Jardine Adapted by Simon Scardifield Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists: Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley Singer: Adriana Festeu Sound design by Colin Guthrie First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 12 January 2014 The Libation Bearers Orestes – Will Howard Electra – Joanne Froggatt Clytemnestra – Lesley Sharp The Chorus – Sheila Reid, Amanda Lawrence and Carys Eleri Aegisthus – Sean Murray Cilissa – Carolyn Pickles Pylades – Joel MacCormack Servants – David Seddon and John Norton Iphigenia – Georgie Fuller Adapted by Ed Hime Directed by Marc Beeby BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists: Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley Singer: Adriana Festeu Sound design by Cal Knightley and Colin Guthrie First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 19 January 2014 The Furies Narrator – Niamh Cusack Alecto – Polly Hemingway Megaera – Maureen Beattie Tisiphone – Carolyn Pickles Orestes – Will Howard Athena – Chipo Chung Apollo – Joel MacCormack Clytemnestra – Lesley Sharp The Pythia – Priyanga Burford Girl – Carys Eleri Judge – Sean Murray Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists: Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley Sound design by Colin Guthrie First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 26 January 2014 In Our Time Presented by Melyvn Bragg With Edith Hall, then Professor of Greek Cultural History at Durham University; Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge; Tom Healy, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London Produced by Charlie Taylor First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 29 December 2005

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Hedda Gabler

4 ratings

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Hedda Gabler, the daughter of a deceased general, marries dull George Tesman and foresees a life of middle-class tedium stretching ahead when they return from their honeymoon. Increasingly she is drawn into the clutches of her admirer, Judge Brack, who seeks to establish a ménage à trois. Then the brilliant but dissolute Eilert Lovborg, a former flame, arrives to rival her husband for an academic post. This new audio production, with Juliet Stevenson giving an unforgettable performance as the passionate Hedda, brings this classic drama to life. Translated by William Archer and Edmund Gosse.

Public Domain (P)2002 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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Mindhunter

343 ratings

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Bonus material! Includes an excerpt from John Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s Obsession!  Discover the classic behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas' 25-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country's most notorious serial killers and criminals - the basis for the upcoming Netflix original series.  In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases - and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.  During his 25-year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.  As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves. 

©2017 John E. Douglas & Mark Olshaker (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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The Beauty in Breaking

20 ratings

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The New York Times best seller "Riveting, heartbreaking, sometimes difficult, always inspiring." (The New York Times Book Review) As seen/heard on Fresh Air, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, Weekend Edition, and more An emergency room physician explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself. Michele Harper is a female African-American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Brought up in Washington, DC, in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia, when he told her he couldn't move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman. In the ensuing years, as Harper learned to become an effective ER physician, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she came to understand that each of us is broken - physically, emotionally, psychically. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process. The Beauty in Breaking is the poignant true story of Harper's journey toward self-healing. Each of the patients Harper writes about taught her something important about recuperation and recovery. How to let go of fear even when the future is murky: how to tell the truth when it's simpler to overlook it. How to understand that compassion isn't the same as justice. As she shines a light on the systemic disenfranchisement of the patients she treats as they struggle to maintain their health and dignity, Harper comes to understand the importance of allowing ourselves to make peace with the past as we draw support from the present.  In this hopeful, moving, and beautiful audiobook, she passes along the precious, necessary lessons that she has learned as a daughter, a woman, and a physician.

©2020 Michele Harper (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

13 ratings

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Folger Shakespeare Library, The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings A Midsummer Night's Dream to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare stages the workings of love in unexpected ways. In the woods outside Athens, two young men and two young women sort themselves into couples - but not before they form first one love triangle, and then another. The king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, battle over custody of an orphan boy. Oberon uses magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named Bottom, in an effort to distract Titania from the custody battle. While all of this is going on, Bottom and his companions ineptly stage the tragedy of "Pyramus and Thisbe". This new full-cast recording - based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare’s classic - expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

Public Domain (P)Simon & Schuster

Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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Falco: The Complete BBC Radio Collection

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Full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the first five Falco novels by Lindsey Davis, starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco. The Silver Pigs:  One fine day, AD 70, Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the run from a couple of street toughs, and after a quick and dirty rescue, PI Falco wants to know why. Hoping for future favours from Sosia's powerful uncle, Falco embarks on an intricate case of smuggling, murder, and treason that reaches into the palace itself. Shadows in Bronze:  Rome, AD 71. Against his better judgment, Marcus Didius Falco secretly disposes of a decayed corpse for the Emperor Vespasian, then heads for the beautiful Bay of Naples with his friend Petronius. But this will be no holiday: they have been sent to investigate the murderous members of a failed coup, now sunning themselves in luxurious villas and on fancy yachts in Neapolis, Capreae, and Pompeii.  Venus in Copper:  A small accounting error has left Marcus Didius Falco sharing a cell with a large rat. But the Roman Empire's most hard-done-by investigator is finally bailed out and promptly accepts a commission to help a family of freed slaves fend off a professional bribe.... The Iron Hand of Mars:  Falco is dispatched to one of the most hostile parts of the empire to deliver a new standard, an iron hand, to one of the legions. Germania is cold, wet, dismal and full of dark forests inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians, but Falco has an even bigger problem to worry about: he has forgotten Helena Justina's birthday, and she is being pursued by the Emperor's son Titus Caesar.  Poseidon’s Gold:  Returning to Rome after his mission to Germania, Falco finds that his mother is being harassed by a centurion named Censorinus, who says he is chasing a debt owed to him by Falco's late brother, Festus. When Falco refuses to cough up the money, he and Censorinus end up fighting...and later, the centurion turns up dead. Under suspicion of murder, Falco must confront his past and uncover his brother's secrets before he can clear his name and solve the mystery. These funny and fast-moving adaptations are a treat for all Falco fans. Cast:    Falco...Anton Lesser    Helena...Fritha Goodey/Anna Madeley    Petronius...Ben Crowe    Ma...Frances Jeater    Pa...Trevor Peacock    Vespasian...Michael Tudor Barnes    Titus...Jonathan Keeble Dramatised by Mary Cutler    Directed by Peter Leslie Wild Audio updated as of February 2020. 

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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A Lesson Before Dying

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Based on Ernest J. Gaines' National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940s. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his hometown after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson's. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's fate.

©2001 L.A. Theatre Works (P)2001 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Memory Keeper

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From the USA Today best-selling author of The Summer House comes a story about lost loves, chasing dreams, and the people who show up when they're needed the most. Hannah Townsend has the perfect job at a New York magazine, a small but elegant apartment in the Upper West Side, and a successful beau named Miles Monahan. This year, she’s leaving the icy city sludge for sunshine! She’s got tickets for two to Barbados, and she’s meeting Miles at the airport for a week of cocktails, sandy beaches, and the music of steel drums. But her life is turned upside down in the span of that one morning. Hannah is rocked by the news that her beloved grandmother is very sick, and Hannah needs to come home to her small Tennessee town right away to be with her family and help run her gran’s dilapidated flower shop. If that isn’t enough to deal with, she discovers her boyfriend is seeing someone else. On her birthday, she finds herself packed into a car on a ride-share to her hometown of Franklin, Tennessee. When everything seems to be going wrong, it’s the kindness of a handsome man from Hannah’s past named Liam McGuire that might just save her. But a new development that threatens Gran’s shop and secrets surrounding Liam could alter both their lives forever.

©2021 Jenny Hale (P)2021 Jenny Hale

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Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal

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A slumber party over at Lucille's richie nanna's big giant house is sure to be a dream come true for Junie B.! 'Cause what could possibly go wrong?

©1997 Barbara Park (P)2001 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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Le comte de Monte-Cristo 2

87 ratings

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Le comte de Monte-Cristo s'est installé à Paris. Par sa magnificence, sa spiritualité et ses étranges manières, il devient la personnalité la plus recherchée de la haute société. C'est justement ce qu'il voulait afin de pouvoir mettre en place son implacable vengeance. ´ Ainsi, tous les protagonistes de cette affaire, tous ceux qui participèrent à l'horrible machination dont le jeune Edmond Dantès fut autrefois la victime, s'avancent en toute innocence dans les rets tendus par le comte. Et pour chacun un piège longuement, patiemment, diaboliquement construit se prépare. Le comte, tel un chat, va jouer avec ses victimes, savourant le moment où il les fera basculer dans la déchéance. Un à un, sans qu'aucune pitié ne vienne à un quelconque moment troubler son auteur, les victimes succomberont sous les terribles coups du comte.

©Domaine public (P)2015 Sixtrid SAS

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Romeo and Juliet: The Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

11 ratings

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Folger Shakespeare Library, The World's Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Romeo and Juliet to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a tragic world in which two young people fall in love. It is not simply that their families disapprove; the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud. This play, set in an extraordinary world, has become the quintessential story of young love. This new full-cast recording - based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare's classic - expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

Public Domain (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife (Book 2)

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Coming soon! A new HBO series, His Dark Materials, based on Pullman’s books. The spellbinding sequel to The Golden Compass, the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time", continues the epic adventure, catapulting listeners between worlds and toward a devastating discovery. Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will - a boy on the run, a murderer - a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels. Each is searching - Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father - but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart. A number one New York Times best seller. Published in 40 countries. “Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass.... The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even more extravagant.” (The Washington Post) “Pullman’s imagination soars.... A literary rollercoaster ride you won’t want to miss.” (The Boston Globe)  “The story gallops with ferocious momentum.... Devilishly inventive.” (The New York Times Book Review)

©1997 Philip Pullman

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Journey to the Center of the Earth: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry

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Journey to the Center of the Earth is one of literature’s earliest works of science fiction. It vividly animates a fantastical subterranean world as an intrepid crew, led by the eccentric Otto Lidenbrock, traverses the planet’s core and its various bizarre obstacles: giant mushrooms and insects, a herd of mastodons, prehistoric humans, a treacherous pit of magma, and more. Tim Curry, narrator of the customer favorite A Christmas Carol, returns for an encore performance that delivers a range of distinct character voices and captures the energy and enthusiasm of a time when scientific exploration was a brand new adventure.

Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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White Sand: Volume One [Dramatized Adaptation]

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For the first time ever in audio! GraphicAudio and Brandon Sanderson are proud to present White Sand produced with a full cast of actors, immersive sound effects and cinematic music. On the planet of Taldain, the legendary Sand Masters harness arcane powers to manipulate sand in spectacular ways. But when they are slaughtered in a sinister conspiracy, the weakest of their number, Kenton, believes himself to be the only survivor. With enemies closing in on all sides, Kenton forges an unlikely partnership with Khriss - a mysterious Darksider who hides secrets of her own. White Sand brings to life a crucial, unpublished part of Brandon Sanderson’s sprawling Cosmere universe. Employing Sanderson’s celebrated approach to magical systems, White Sand is a spectacular new saga for lovers of fantasy and adventure! Performed by Terence Aselford, Alexander Strain, Dawn Ursula, Jason B McIntosh, Frank Britton, Yasmin Tuazon, Holly Vagley, Peter Holdway, Paul Reisman, KenYatta Rogers, Bradley Smith, Eric Messner, Duyen Washington, Jacob Yeh, Michael Glenn, Zeke Alton, Lawrence Redmond, Tim Carlin, Joe Mallon, Jonathon Church, Matthew Pauli, Ken Jackson, Nanette Savard, Richard Rohan, Chris Genebach, Joy Jones, Tony Nam, Scott McCormick, Thomas Keegan, Nick DePinto, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Mort Shelby, Steve Wannall, Chris Stinson, Alyssa Wilmoth, Nora Achrati, Ren Casey, David Fernandez, David Zitney, Tia Shearer, Andy Brownstein, Michael John Casey, Chris Davenport.

©2016 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2019 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Antigone by Sophocles

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Antigone by Sophocles. Translated by Sir George Young. Presented by the Online Stage. Sophocles (497 BC-406 BC), Aeschylus, and Euripides formed a trio of ancient Greek tragedians whose works represent the foundation of the Western tradition of classic drama. Of the more than 100 plays written by Sophocles, seven have survived to the present day. Perhaps the most famous of these are the three that are now known as the Theban plays: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. After the death of their father, Oedipus, Antigone and Ismene return to Thebes. The ruler is their unyielding uncle by marriage, Creon, who assumed command after the death of the sons of Oedipus, Eteocles, and Polynices in a fratricidal struggle to take control of the city. Creon has the body of one brother buried with full civic honors but forbids the burial of the body of the other, whom he regards as a traitor. Antigone's challenge to Creon's decree, which she considers unjust, results in the extinction of the family line of Oedipus. Cast: Libby Stephenson as Antigone, Amanda Friday as Ismene, Alan Weyman as Creon, Marty Kris as First Senator, Peter Tucker as Sentinel, Jennifer Fournier as Haemon, John Burlinson as Tiresias, K. G.Cross as Messenger in Attendance on Creon, Cate Barratt as Eurydice; Chorus performed by Brett Downey, Elizabeth Klett, Ed Humpal, and Cate Barratt; stage directions read by Grace Garrett.

Public Domain (P)2016 The Online Stage

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Devenir

100 ratings

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Dans ses mémoires très attendus, Michelle Obama raconte son parcours exceptionnel, depuis son enfance dans le South Side de Chicago en passant par les années au cours desquelles elle a dû concilier sa vie d’avocate et de mère de famille, jusqu’aux huit années passées à la Maison-Blanche, où l’ancienne première dame a su imprimer sa marque tout en soutenant son mari alors qu’il dirigeait l’Amérique pendant des moments difficiles.   "Il y a encore tant de choses que j'ignore au sujet de l'Amérique, de la vie, et de ce que l'avenir nous réserve. Mais je sais qui je suis. Mon père, Fraser, m'a appris à travailler dur, à rire souvent et à tenir parole. Ma mère, Marian, à penser par moi même et à faire entendre ma voix. Tous les deux ensemble, dans notre petit appartement du quartier du South Side de Chicago, ils m'ont aidée à saisir ce qui faisait la valeur de notre histoire, de mon histoire, et plus largement de l'histoire de notre pays. Même quand elle est loin d'être belle et parfaite. Même quand la réalité se rappelle à vous plus que vous ne l'auriez souhaité. Votre histoire vous appartient, et elle vous appartiendra toujours. À vous de vous en emparer." Michelle Obama  

©2018 Éditions Fayard (P)2018 Audiolib

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The Lifegiving Home

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Does your home sometimes feel like just a place to eat, sleep, and change clothes on the way to the next activity? Do you long for "home" to mean more than a place where you stash your stuff? Wouldn't you love it to become a haven of warmth, rest, and joy...the one place where you and your family can't wait to be? There is good news waiting for you in The Lifegiving Home. Every day of your family's life can be as special and important to you as it already is to God. In this unique book designed to help your family enjoy and celebrate every month of the year together, you'll discover the secrets of a life-giving home from a mother who created one and her daughter who was raised in it: popular authors Sally and Sarah Clarkson. Together, they offer a rich treasure of wise advice, spiritual principles, and practical suggestions. You'll embark on a new path to creating special memories for your children; establishing home-building and God-centered traditions; and cultivating an environment in which your family will flourish.

©2016 Sally Clarkson and Sarah Clarkson (P)2016 Tantor

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Tom Stoppard: A BBC Radio Collection

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The collected BBC radio productions of the internationally renowned playwright Tom Stoppard. One of the giants of British theatre, Sir Tom Stoppard has been writing for the stage and screen for over 50 years. Full of wit, verbal brilliance and big ideas, his plays appeal to critics and audiences alike and are among the most studied works of the last century. Our collection contains the masterpiece, Arcadia, which won him an Olivier Award for Best Play and transferred to radio with the cast of the award-winning National Theatre production. It is followed by two of his most famous and best-loved dramas: the hilarious spoof whodunnit The Real Inspector Hound and the play that made Stoppard's name, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Also included is the bittersweet drama Dalliance, based on Arthur Schnitzler's play Liebelei. The troubled history of Stoppard's home country, Czechoslovakia, is explored in two thought-provoking plays. Rock 'n' Roll, about love, loyalty, compromise and music, was specially adapted for radio by Stoppard himself, with a new final scene and a soundtrack featuring artists such as, U2, Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys and The Velvet Underground. Its themes of resistance to totalitarianism are echoed in Professional Foul, dramatised by Stoppard from his award-winning BBC TV play and set in communist Prague. Stoppard also wrote numerous original radio plays, eight of which are featured here including; The Prix Italia-winning Albert's Bridge, In the Native State (later adapted as the stage play Indian Ink) and Darkside, based on the themes of Pink Floyd's classic album The Dark Side of the Moon. Among the multitude of stars in these dazzling dramas are Hugh Grant, Rufus Sewell, Bill Nighy, Felicity Kendal, Harriet Walter, Amaka Okafor, Emma Fielding, Bill Paterson, John Hurt, Bertie Carvel, Toby Jones, Penelope Keith, John Le Mesurier, Penny Downie, Anna Massey, Ron Cook, Ronny Jhutti, Mathew Baynton, Peggy Ashcroft and Timothy West.  Production credits: Written by Tom Stoppard. Text copyright 1964 (The Dissolution of Dominic Boot, M Is for Moon Among Other Things), 1966 (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, If You're Glad, I'll Be Frank), 1967 (Albert's Bridge), 1968 (The Real Inspector Hound), 1970 (Where Are They Now?), 1977 (Professional Foul), 1982 (The Dog It Was That Died), 1986 (Dalliance), 1991 (In the Native State), 1993 (Arcadia), 2006 (Rock 'n' Roll), 2013 (Darkside). All rights reserved.   Arcadia - directed by David Benedictus. Original music composed by Jeremy Sands. The Real Inspector Hound - directed by Gordon House. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - directed by Emma Harding. Music arranged and performed by Clare Salaman, Philip Hopkins and Amelia Shakespeare from The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments. Albert's Bridge - produced and directed by Charles Lefeaux. Where Are They Now? - produced by John Tydeman. If You're Glad, I'll Be Frank - produced by John Tydeman. The Dissolution of Dominic Boot - directed by Glyn Dearman. The Dog It Was That Died - produced by John Tydeman. Rock 'n' Roll - directed by Alison Hindell. Darkside - produced by James Robinson. Professional Foul - directed by Gordon House. Dalliance - directed by Jeremy Howe. Based on a play by Arthur Schnitzler. Piano played by Steve Edis. M Is for Moon Among Other Things - directed by Paul Schlesinger. In the Native State - produced by John Tydeman. Excerpt from Up the Country by Emily Eden, read by Auriol Smith.

©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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P. D. James BBC Radio Drama Collection

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Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of P. D. James' acclaimed mysteries, plus P. D. James in Her Own Words. This collection includes: Cover Her Face P. D. James' debut novel, introducing her famous detective Adam Dalgliesh. Starring Robin Ellis as Dalgliesh. A Taste for Death Dalgliesh investigates when two bodies are found murdered a London church. Starring Richard Derrington as Dalgliesh. Devices and Desires Dalgliesh hunts a serial killer in desolate Norfolk. Starring Robin Ellis as Dalgliesh. A Certain Justice Dalgliesh probes the murder of a brilliant criminal lawyer. Starring Philip Franks as Dalgliesh. The Private Patient Dalgliesh investigates a high-profile murder at an exclusive cosmetic surgery clinic. Starring Richard Derrington as Dalgliesh. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman An eminent scientist hires Detective Cordelia Gray to discover why his son committed suicide. Starring Judi Bowker as Cordelia Gray. The Skull Beneath the Skin With her life in danger, actress Clarissa Lisle turns to private detective Cordelia Gray. Starring Greta Scacchi as Cordelia Gray. Among the supporting cast in these classic dramas are Siân Phillips, Hugh Grant, Anna Massey and Geraldine James. Also included is a bonus audio documentary, P. D. James in Her Own Words, in which the author discusses her professional career and private life.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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My Absolute Darling

10 ratings

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A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming audiobook about one 14-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul. Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At 14, she roams the woods along the Northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous. Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father. Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: Her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. The listener tracks Turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage and watches, heart in throat, as she struggles to become her own hero - and, in the process, becomes ours as well. Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving book that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

©2017 Gabriel Tallent (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Nothing to Lose

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Pastor Darrell Scott demolishes entrenched stereotypes and political boundaries with his candid, revealing, and often surprising story: how a devout Christian and African American has become one of President Donald Trump's leading supporters and advisors. "What makes you think black people will vote for you? Because the word on the street is, you're a racist." With those blunt words to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, Pastor Darrell Scott began a journey he never expected to take - becoming the future president's most prominent African-American supporter and advisor. In Nothing to Lose, Pastor Scott recounts how and why he boarded "the Trump Train", revealing the considerable difficulties he experienced along the way. As his story progresses, Pastor Scott highlights the accomplishments he, his allies, and members of the Trump administration have worked so hard to earn on behalf of the black community in the United States. Pastor Scott also provides a surprising portrait of President Donald Trump himself - his candor; his support for policies, issues, and initiatives important to the African-American community; and his little-understood relationship with Christianity.

©2020 Pastor Darrell Scott (P)2021 Kalorama

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Heads Will Roll

483 ratings

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ABOUT THIS AUDIBLE ORIGINAL  Please note: This content is not for kids. It is for mature audiences only. This audio comedy features sexual content, adult language and themes, and violence against peasants and hobgoblins alike. Discretion is advised. Heads Will Roll is an Audible Original from Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon and her cocreator/costar (and real-life sister) Emily Lynne. Produced by Broadway Video, this is not an audiobook - it’s a 10-episode, star-studded audio comedy that features performances from Meryl Streep, Tim Gunn, Peter Dinklage, Queer Eye’s Fab Five, and so many more.  Queen Mortuana of the Night Realm (McKinnon) and her ditsy raven minion JoJo (Lynne) receive a prophecy about a peasant uprising. Together, they must journey to find the “Shard of Acquiescence”, which will put down the rebellion and save the throne. Will their friendship survive sensitive generals, chatty sex slaves, whiny behemoths, princes with bird fetishes, and the notion of democracy?  This raunchy satire also includes the wicked talents of Andrea Martin, Carol Kane, Audra McDonald, Aidy Bryant, Alex Moffat, Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd, Steve Higgins, Bob the Drag Queen, Esther Perel, and more. So, hold on to your head, and let the bad times roll. 

©2019 The Broadway Video Group, Inc. (P)2019 The Broadway Video Group, Inc.

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Land of the Spring Dragon

1 rating

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Drake's kingdom is in trouble - a terrible earthquake has destroyed Bracken's crops! A magical Spring Dragon has the power to save the kingdom and regrow the crops, but he lives deep inside a secret fairy world. To find the Spring Dragon, Drake must pass a series of tests given by a Dragon Master named Breen. But the fairy world is full of confusing tricks and mysterious riddles! Can Drake save his kingdom?

©2019 Tracey West (P)2020 Scholastic Inc

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The Coldest Case: A Black Book Audio Drama

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James Patterson's Detective Billy Harney is back, this time investigating murders in a notorious Chicago drug ring, which will lead him, his sister, and his new partner through a dangerous web of corrupt politicians, vengeful billionaires, and violent dark web conspiracies. In The Coldest Case: A Black Book Audio Drama, homicide detective Billy Harney sends his new partner, Kate, deep undercover in a notorious Chicago drug ring. When several members of the ring soon turn up dead, Billy abruptly pulls Kate out, blowing her cover. Kate’s informant inside the gang quickly disappears. As does the ring’s black book....  When Billy can’t find the informant, he wonders if Kate is secretly harboring her, since the two grew close during Kate's weeks undercover. As Billy and Kate investigate the ring’s murders, they’ll be pulled into a dangerous web of corrupt politicians, vengeful billionaires, drugged pro-athletes, and violent, dark web conspiracies, all in search of the missing black book. 

©2020 James Patterson, Friendly Heights, Inc., and Origin Story Entertainment, LLC (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

36 ratings

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A collection of the full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of novels by Terry Pratchett. Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different.... Published for the very first time are seven full-cast BBC Radio dramatisations of Terry Pratchett’s novels, with star-studded casts including Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, Philip Jackson, Alex Jennings and Mark Heap. Mort Hopeless young peasant Mort is hired as an apprentice to Death. He'll have free board, use of the company horse and being dead isn’t even compulsory. In fact, it's a dream job - until he discovers that it can be killer for his love life.... Wyrd Sisters Three witches meet on a blasted heath. A king is cruelly murdered. A child heir and the kingdom’s crown are both missing. But Granny Weatherwax finds that meddling in royal politics is a lot more complicated than certain playwrights would have you believe.... Guards! Guards! In Ankh-Morpork, the Haves and the Have-Nots are about fall out. Again. The Night Watch’s Captain Vimes is used to this but when the Have-Nots find the key to a lethal, dormant weapon that even they don’t understand, he knows it’s time so sober up.  Eric When precocious young Eric Thursley summons a demon from the loathsome pit to fulfil his every wish, he wants what everyone wants – immortality, to rule the world and have the most beautiful woman love him. Instead he gets Rincewind, the Disc’s most incompetent wizard.  Small Gods On the Discworld, Gods are as numerous as herring roe, all elbowing for space at the top. In such a competitive environment, you need an acolyte and fast. For the Great God Om, Brutha is the Chosen One, or at least the only One available.... Night Watch Living in the past is hard. Dying in the past is incredibly easy, especially when there is a serial killer on the loose who targets coppers. Commander Sam Vimes of the City Watch is back in his own rough, tough past and he has a job to do. Bonus Story In addition to these Discworld novels, this collection also includes a full-cast dramatisation of Only You Can Save Mankind, from the Johnny Maxwell series. As an alien fleet crosses his computer screen, Johnny prepares to blow the ScreeWee into a million pieces....

©2018 Terry Pratchett (P)2018 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Goofus and Gallant

3 ratings

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Identical twins Goofus and Gallant each have their own way of doing things - and that means that sometimes life can get a little wild! In this Audible Original based on the beloved Goofus and Gallant feature in Highlights magazine, join Goofus, Gallant, their younger sister Gigi, and a whole cast of characters to see what hijinks these totally different twins will get into next.This original podcast is eight episodes in total. New episodes will release on Thursdays weekly beginning 3/4/21 through 4/22/21

©2020 Highlights (P)2020 Highlights

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Illuminae

138 ratings

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For fans of Marie Lu comes the first book in an epic series that bends the sci-fi genre into a new dimension. “A truly beautiful novel that redefines the form." (Victoria Aveyard, best-selling author of Red Queen) This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she'd have to do.  This afternoon, her planet was invaded.  The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that's little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now, with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra - who are barely even talking to each other - are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.  But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet's AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what's really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it's clear only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.  Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents - including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more - Illuminae is the first audiobook in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.   “Prepare yourselves for Illuminae.” (EW.com)    “[Y]ou’re not in for an ordinary novel experience....” (Bustle.com) “A truly interactive experience.... A fantastically fun ride.” (MTV.com)    “...stylistically mesmerizing.” (Publishers Weekly)     “[A]n arresting visual experience.” (Booklist)      “[A] game-changer.” (Shelf Awareness) "Genre: Undefinable. Novel: Unforgettable." (Kami Garcia, best-selling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable) “An exuberant mix of space opera, romance, zombies, hackers, and political thrills.” (Scott Westerfeld, best-selling author of Zeroes and Uglies) “Stunningly creative. Smart, funny, and romantic.” (Veronica Rossi, best-selling author of Under the Never Sky) “This is one of those rare books that will truly keep your heart pounding.” (Beth Revis, best-selling author of Across the Universe) “This book is xxxxing awesome.” (Laini Taylor, best-selling author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

©2015 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (P)2015 Listening Libary

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The Complete George Smiley Radio Dramas

42 ratings

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The complete collection of acclaimed BBC Radio dramas based on John le Carré's best-selling novels, starring Simon Russell Beale as George Smiley. With a star cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron, Brian Cox, Ian MacDiarmid, Anna Chancellor, Hugh Bonneville and Lindsay Duncan, these enthralling dramatisations perfectly capture the atmosphere of le Carré's taut, thrilling spy novels. 'Call for the Dead' is the first Smiley novel, which sees him looking into an apparent suicide only to uncover a murderous conspiracy; 'A Murder of Quality' finds Smiley investigating a murder in a private school; 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' introduces Alec Leamas, a British intelligence officer whose East Berlin network is in tatters; 'The Looking Glass War' features former spy Fred Leiser, lured back from retirement to investigate a claim that Soviet missiles are being installed close to the West German border; 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' is the first book in the Karla trilogy, and sees Smiley searching for a mole who has infiltrated the Circus; 'The Honourable Schoolboy' sees Smiley determined to destroy his nemesis, Karla, and his spy networks; 'Smiley's People' finds George Smiley called out of retirement to exorcise some Cold War ghosts from his clandestine past; and 'The Secret Pilgrim' sees Smiley invited to dine with the eager new recruits at the Circus. He offers them his thoughts on espionage and, in doing so, prompts a former colleague to re-examine his own eventful secret life. Duration: 19 hours.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
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Turbo Twenty-Three

18 ratings

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In the heart of Trenton, N. J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts. Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans. As fate would have it, Stephanie's mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the Bogart factory to find out who's putting their employees on ice and sabotaging the business. It's going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off all that ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It's also going to be hard to explain to Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she is spending late nights with Ranger, late nights with Lula and Randy Briggs—who are naked and afraid—and late nights keeping tabs on Grandma Mazur and her new fella. Stephanie Plum has a lot on her plate, but for a girl who claims to have "virtually no marketable skills," these are the kinds of sweet assignments she does best.

©2016 Janet Evanovich (P)2016 Random House Audio

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Open Book

614 ratings

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The number-one New York Times best seller Includes six new songs by Jessica Simpson, available exclusively in the Open Book audiobook. Performed by the author featuring her music throughout. Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she's kept since age 15, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining. This was supposed to be a very different book. Five years ago, Jessica Simpson was approached to write a motivational guide to living your best life. She walked away from the offer, and nobody understood why. The truth is that she didn’t want to lie.  Jessica couldn’t be authentic with her listeners if she wasn’t fully honest with herself first.  Now, America’s Sweetheart, preacher’s daughter, pop phenomenon, reality TV pioneer, and the billion-dollar fashion mogul invites listeners on a remarkable journey, examining a life that blessed her with the compassion to help others but also burdened her with an almost crippling need to please. Open Book is Jessica Simpson using her voice, heart, soul, and humor to share things she’s never shared before. First celebrated for her voice, she became one of the most talked-about women in the world, whether for music and fashion, her relationship struggles, or as a walking blonde joke. But now, instead of being talked about, Jessica is doing the talking. Her audiobook shares the wisdom and inspirations she’s learned and shows the real woman behind all the pop-culture clichés - "chicken or fish", "Daisy Duke", "football jinx", "mom jeans", "sexual napalm..." and more. Open Book is an opportunity to laugh and cry with a close friend, one that will inspire you to live your best, most authentic life, now that she is finally living hers. Includes the songs "Heartbeat", "Practice What You Preach", "Sweet Temptation", "Your Fool" (featuring Willie Nelson), "Party of One", and "Free Will" by Jessica Simpson.

©2020 Jessica Simpson (P)2020 HarperAudio

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Letters from a Lost Generation

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A selection of the powerful and poignant wartime letters of Vera Brittain and her friends.

"If war spares me," wrote Vera Brittain to her brother, Edward, in 1916, "it will be my one aim to immortalise in a book the story of us four." Seventeen years later, Vera was to achieve her aim with the acclaimed Testament of Youth.

This series of letters was the inspiration behind Testament. Written between Vera; her brother; her fiancé, Roland Leighton; and their two best friends, Victor Richardson and Geoffrey Thurlow, they give a unique perspective on the most horrifying conflict the world has ever seen. They show the heartbreaking disillusionment of an idealistic public-school generation, raised on ideas of patriotism and duty, as the reality of war emerged. Yet they also give a fascinating insight into the era as a whole: their generation’s literary tastes and the place of women in society.

Read by Amanda Root, Jonathan Firth, Rupert Graves, James Wallace, and Robert Portal, and first heard on BBC Radio 4, these deeply moving letters let us hear for ourselves the voices of Vera Brittain’s lost generation.

©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

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A book for clinicians and clients to use together that explains key concepts of body psychotherapy. Written for therapists and clients to explore together in therapy, this book is a practical guide to the language of the body. It begins with a section that orients therapists and clients to the volume and how to use it, followed by an overview of the role of the brain and the use of mindfulness. The last three sections are organized according to a phase approach to therapy, focusing first on developing personal resources, particularly somatic ones; second on utilizing a bottom-up, somatic approach to memory; and third on exploring the impact of attachment on procedural learning, emotional biases, and cognitive distortions. The concepts and interventions introduced in this book are designed as an adjunct to, and in support of, other methods of treatment rather than as a stand-alone treatment or manualized approach. By drawing on the therapeutic relationship and adjusting interventions to the particular needs of each client, thoughtful attention to what is being spoken beneath the words through the body can heighten the intimacy of the therapist/client journey and help change take place more easily in the hidden recesses of the self. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Pat Ogden (P)2020 Tantor

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Sadie

266 ratings

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Winner of the 2019 Odyssey Award Winner of the 2019 Audie Award for Young Adult Audiobook An innovative audiobook production featuring more than 30 voices, Sadie explores the depth of a sister's love - poised to be the next story listeners won't be able to pause. A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she's left behind. Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister, Mattie, in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him. When West McCray - a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America - overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late. Courtney Summers' Sadie is propulsive and harrowing and will keep listeners riveted until the last track.

©2018 Courtney Summers (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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Stardust

75 ratings

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Matthew Beard and Sophie Rundle star in a brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Eleanor Bron. Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite but a young woman, Yvaine. When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches. As he does so, Tristran will uncover the secret to his own identity and a fate beyond his wildest dreams. Directed by Dirk Maggs and Heather Larmour, and featuring over 35 minutes of unbroadcast material, this stunning new dramatisation boasts an extensive cast including Frances Barber, Maggie Steed, Nicholas Boulton, Blake Ritson, Bryan Dick, Charlotte Riley, Aisling Loftus, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Alex Macqueen, Matthew Beard and Sophie Rundle. There are also cameo appearances by Tori Amos and Neil Gaiman. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.

©2017 Neil Gaiman (P)2017 BBC Digital Audio

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Rich Dad Poor Dad: 20th Anniversary Edition

624 ratings

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The #1 personal finance book of all time... translated into dozens of languages and sold around the world. Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads - his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad - and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.  20 Years... 20/20 Hindsight In the 20th anniversary edition of this classic, Robert offers an update on what we’ve seen over the past 20 years related to money, investing, and the global economy. Sidebars throughout the book will take listeners “fast forward” - from 1997 to today - as Robert assesses how the principles taught by his rich dad have stood the test of time.  In many ways, the messages of Rich Dad Poor Dad, messages that were criticized and challenged two decades ago, are more meaningful, relevant and important today than they were 20 years ago.  As always, listeners can expect that Robert will be candid, insightful... and continue to rock more than a few boats in his retrospective.  Will there be a few surprises? Count on it.  Rich Dad Poor Dad... Explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich  Challenges the belief that your house is an asset  Shows parents why they can't rely on the school system to teach their kids about money  Defines once and for all an asset and a liability  Teaches you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©1997, 2011, 2017 by Robert T. Kiyosaki. (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Detective

4 ratings

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All four radio series of Robert Barr’s gripping London-based police drama. Originally broadcast as Detective: Stories of Crime and Detection in London, this BBC radio drama ran for four series between 1980 and 1985. Written by the award-winning creator of Z Cars and Softly Softly, Robert Barr, it comprised 39 thrilling stories set in London’s criminal underworld, all of which are collected here for the first time.  DS Dave Brook is a long-serving, ducking-and-diving police officer who takes armed robberies and violent crime in his stride. But then he is teamed up with young 'grammar school boy' DC Blair Maxton from sleepy Epsom. How will Max cope with the mean streets of his new patch? Among the thrilling cases in these four series, the detectives tackle an armed gang, confront a notorious crime family, search for a missing wife, investigate a gruesome ax murder and the death of a reclusive young woman, and assist ‘The Sweeney’ flying squad. It’s all in a day’s work for Brook and his team.... Ray Brooks stars as DS Brook, with Christopher Blake as DC Maxton, David Daker as Chief Inspector Roach, Peter Cleall as DC Harrison, Jacqueline Tong as Judy and Stephen Garlick as DC Tully. Written by Robert Barr Produced and directed by Martin Fisher First broadcast 3 January-27 March 1980, BBC Radio 4 (Series 1), 16 March-18 May 1982, BBC Radio 4, (Series 2), 27 June-15 August 1984, BBC Radio 2 (Series 3), 24 June-12 August 1985, BBC Radio 2 (Series 4)

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
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Don Quijote de la Mancha [Don Quixote]

3 ratings

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FonoLibro, el líder en audiolibros en español, celebra los 400 años de la obra mas importante y universal de nuestra lengua Las Aventuras del Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha, mas conocida por el nombre abreviado de Don Quijote. Miguel de Cervantes de Saavedra, su autor, relata en esta magna novela las fabulosas aventuras de un "caballero andante" y su escudero, el bonachón y pícaro "Sancho Panza", al recorrer los caminos de España para "deshacer entuertos", creando una saga que ha sido dibujada en todas las formas y medios del arte y la narrativa de todos los tiempos. "Don Quijote", junto con La Biblia, es quizás una de las obras humanas que se ha traducido a mayor numero de idiomas. Esta historia inmortal enriqueció el lenguaje, creo personajes y arquetipos inolvidables y exalto por siempre el espíritu humano. Haciendo honor a esta herencia, FonoLibro ha dramatizado la historia con las mejores voces de nuestro idioma. Este audiolibro revive, en una fecha histórica, las peripecias y hazanas de Don Quijote y Sancho Panza de una manera entretenida y a un nivel de producción que lo hará figurar de manera destacada en su hogar, para disfrute de toda su familia. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

(P)2005 FonoLibro Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume 2

19 ratings

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Ian Carmichael is Lord Peter Wimsey in these consummate BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' much-loved mysteries.

Elegant, erudite and sharp-witted, aristocratic detective Lord Peter Wimsey featured in numerous novels and short stories by 'Queen of Crime' Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between 1975 and 1981 - are loved by mystery fans all around the world.

In The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, when General Fentiman is found dead at his club, Wimsey suspects foul play. Could he have been murdered for his money?

Strong Poison introduces Harriet Vane - a crime novelist on trial for murdering her lover. Wimsey knows Harriet is no femme fatale but an innocent victim embroiled in a diabolical plot....

Five Red Herrings sees Peter faced with six men, all of whom have a motive for killing argumentative Scottish painter Sandy Campbell. But who was the culprit?

In Have His Carcase, when Harriet Vane finds a body on the beach with his throat cut, Lord Peter must work out whether it was murder or suicide.

These classic dramas, produced by Simon Brett (author of the Charles Paris series), also feature Peter Jones, Joan Hickson, Miriam Margolyes and Warren Clarke.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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Bloody Acquisitions (Dramatized Adaptation)

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With a thriving parahuman accounting practice, a steady relationship, and a circle of trusted friends, Fred’s undead life has become more enjoyable than his normal one ever was. Unfortunately, it also seems that he’s no longer the only vampire to appreciate the up-and-coming city of Winslow, Colorado. A new clan of vampires is moving in, and they aren’t well known for tolerating outsiders in their territory. Now, Fred must cope with the growing presence - and threat - of other vampires even as he struggles to keep up with his business’s demands and make time for his friends. Between hidden parahuman towns, crazed vampire hunters, quarreling mages, and the world’s least subtle spy, it will take all of Fred’s wiles just to keep his head above water. And as the new clan sinks their fangs deeper and deeper into his city, the undead accountant is faced with a choice between two equally unappealing options: flee his home, or stand against an entire clan of fellow vampires. Performed by Christopher Walker, Nora Achrati, Marni Penning, Yasmin Tuazon, Shanta Parasuraman, Steven Carpenter, Carolyn Kashner, Christopher Graybill, Anthony Palmini, Laura C Harris, Danny Gavigan, Matthew Bassett, Scott McCormick, Alejandro Ruiz, Bradley Smith, Colleen Delany, Holly Adams, Michael John Casey, Terence Aselford, and Zeke Alton.

©2016 Drew Hayes (P)2021 GraphicAudio

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The Vortex

222 ratings

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This audiobook uncovers a myriad of false premises that are at the heart of every uncomfortable relationship issue and guides you to a clear understanding of the powerful creative Vortex that has already assembled the relationships that you desire. Abraham will show you how to enter that Vortex, where you will rendezvous with everything and everyone you have been looking for. Abraham says: "It is our desire to help you to solve the mystery of those seemingly impossible relationships; to sort out the details of joyously sharing your planet with billions of others; to rediscover the beauty of your differences; and, most of all, to reestablish the most important relationship of all: your relationship with the Eternal, Non-Physical Source that is really you. "It is our desire that you experience an enhanced appreciation of your planet; your body; your family; your friends; your enemies; your government; your systems; your food; your finances; your animals; your work and your play; your purpose; your Source; your Soul; your past, your future, and your present...."

©2009 Hay House, Inc. (P)2009 Hay House, Inc.

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Babylon's Ashes

586 ratings

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The sixth novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series from the Syfy. A revolution brewing for generations has begun in fire. It will end in blood. The Free Navy - a violent group of Belters in black-market military ships - has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy and violence among the outer planets. The colony ships heading for the thousand new worlds on the far side of the alien ring gates are easy prey, and no single navy remains strong enough to protect them. James Holden and his crew know the strengths and weaknesses of this new force better than anyone. Outnumbered and outgunned, the embattled remnants of the old political powers call on the Rocinante for a desperate mission to reach Medina Station at the heart of the gate network. But the new alliances are as flawed as the old, and the struggle for power has only just begun. As the chaos grows, an alien mystery deepens. Pirate fleets, mutiny, and betrayal may be the least of the Rocinante's problems. And in the uncanny spaces past the ring gates, the choices of a few damaged and desperate people may determine the fate of more than just humanity.

©2016 James S. A. Corey (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Derelict

17 ratings

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One captain’s death might turn out to be humanity’s best chance at survival. As humanity expands into the stars, it discovers the universe is a hostile place. When Captain Slater of the USS Franklin is assigned to a deep-space reconnaissance mission, his ship is destroyed by an unknown alien race. Much to his surprise, Slater isn’t killed - he’s transformed. He is now a “derelict” - a consciousness bound to his old vessel.  Slater must quickly adapt to his new existence before raiders, alien armies, and mysterious forces seek to destroy him for a second and final time.

©2020 Dean Henegar (P)2020 Dean Henegar

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Switch

101 ratings

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Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives? The primary obstacle is a conflict thats built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed best seller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems, the rational mind and the emotional mind, that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort but if it is overcome, change can come quickly. In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people - employees and managers, parents and nurses - have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results: The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients. The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping. The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

©2010 Chip Heath (P)2010 Random House

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The Namesake

44 ratings

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The Namesake follows the Ganguli family through its journey from Calcutta to Cambridge to the Boston suburbs. Ashima and Ashoke Ganguli arrive in America at the end of the 1960s, shortly after their arranged marriage in Calcutta, in order for Ashoke to finish his engineering degree at MIT. Ashoke is forward-thinking, ready to enter into American culture if not fully at least with an open mind. His young bride is far less malleable. Isolated, desperately missing her large family back in India, she will never be at peace with this new world. Soon after they arrive in Cambridge, their first child is born, a boy. According to Indian custom, the child will be given two names: an official name, to be bestowed by the great-grandmother, and a pet name to be used only by family. But the letter from India with the child's official name never arrives, and so the baby's parents decide on a pet name to use for the time being. Ashoke chooses a name that has particular significance for him: on a train trip back in India several years earlier, he had been reading a short story collection by one of his most beloved Russian writers, Nikolai Gogol, when the train derailed in the middle of the night, killing almost all the sleeping passengers onboard. Ashoke had stayed awake to read his Gogol, and he believes the book saved his life. His child will be known, then, as Gogol. Lahiri brings her enormous powers of description to her first novel, infusing scene after scene with profound emotional depth. Condensed and controlled, The Namesake covers three decades and crosses continents, all the while zooming in at very precise moments on telling detail, sensory richness, and fine nuances of character.

©2003 Jhumpa Lahiri (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a Division of Random House, Inc.

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American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

827 ratings

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Now a STARZ® Original Series produced by FremantleMedia North America starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and Pablo Schreiber. Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life. But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow's best friend are killed in an accident. With his life in pieces and nothing to keep him tethered, Shadow accepts a job from a beguiling stranger he meets on the way home, an enigmatic man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday. A trickster and a rogue, Wednesday seems to know more about Shadow than Shadow does himself. Life as Wednesday's bodyguard, driver, and errand boy is far more interesting and dangerous than Shadow ever imagined. Soon Shadow learns that the past never dies . . . and that beneath the placid surface of everyday life a storm is brewing—an epic war for the very soul of America—and that he is standing squarely in its path. "Mystery, satire, sex, horror, poetic prose—American Gods uses all these to keep the reader turning the pages."—Washington Post

©2011 Neil Gaiman (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars

15 ratings

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The fate of the entire Marvel Universe hangs in the balance as Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest challenge!  Summoned across the stars by the mysterious and unbelievably powerful Beyonder, the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men are set against their deadliest foes on the mysterious planet known as Battleworld - with the winner promised the ultimate prize. But as battle lines are drawn, new alliances are forged, and old enemies clash, one among them is not willing to settle for anything less than godhood. Can even the heroes' combined might prevent Dr. Doom from becoming the most powerful being in the universe?  This GraphicAudio® Production is adapted from the graphic novel by Jim Shooter, Mike Zeck, and Bob Layton.

©2019 Marvel (P)2019 Marvel

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McLevy, The Collected Editions: Series 5 & 6

2 ratings

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Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in eight episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series.

Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland.

'To Keep Him Honest': with big bets on a champion boxing match, the local crooks keep McLevy busy.

'Picture of Innocence': a high court judge is dead, and suspicion falls on his wife.

'The Chosen One': the Princess of the Occult is a sell-out success, but McLevy thinks she's a fraud.

'The Reckoning': as Jean prepares for a wedding, death stalks McLevy.

'A Bolt from the Blue': a corpse is found floating in Leith docks.

'End of the Line': two ladies discover the body of a drunken Italian aristocrat at Waverley station.

'Jack O'Diamonds': Jean Brash plans revenge on a sadistic client, but he is not a man to cross lightly.

'Queen of Spades': Jean's battle with Caleb Grant has heartbreaking consequences.

Written by David Ashton, these atmospheric radio dramas costar Siobhan Redmond as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Constable Mulholland.

©2016 David Ashton (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Limited

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Gulliver's Travels: A Signature Performance by David Hyde Pierce

23 ratings

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Four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce is famous for playing the lovably self-important Dr. Niles Crane in the hit TV series Frasier. Now, he brings the same wit and charming arrogance to his Signature Classics performance of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. More than just a mock travel book and fabulous adventure, Gulliver’s Travels is a character study and social satire that skewers politics, science, religion, philosophy, and pretentiousness with a bite and resonance that remains as fresh today as the day it was published. Maybe that’s why it hasn’t been out of print in nearly 300 years. Set sail with David Hyde Pierce for a smart, fun, new Gulliver’s Travels experience that’s unlike any other. And stay tuned for more one-of-a-kind performances from actors Leelee Sobiesky, Casey Affleck, Tim Curry, and more, only from Audible Signature Classics.

Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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Memento

12 ratings

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From New York Times best-selling authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes an Illuminae prequel novella that gives listeners a hair-raising glimpse into the calamity that befell the invincible AI system known as AIDAN - and the daring young programmer who would risk her life to keep it from crashing.    AIDAN is the AI you'll love to hate. The advanced AI system was supposed to protect a fleet of survivors who'd escaped the deadly attack on Kerenza IV. AIDAN was supposed to be infallible. But in the chaotic weeks and months that followed, it became clear that something was terribly, terribly wrong with AIDAN.... Narrators: "Olivia Klein", read by India Dupré  "Ethan Wolf", read by James Fouhey  "AIDAN", read by Lincoln Hoppe  "Stephanie LeFevre", read by Emma Bering   "Ezra Mason", read by Johnathan McClain  Narrator, read by Ryan Gesell    Featuring additional performances by Danny Campbell, Frankie Corzo, Chris Cuilla, Deepti Gupta, John Lee, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Donabella Mortel, Austin Rising, Erin Spencer, and Nancy Wu. 

©2020 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (P)2020 Listening Library

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The Lying Life of Adults

59 ratings

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Soon to be a Netflix original series. A powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter. “There’s no doubt [the publication of The Lying Life of Adults] will be the literary event of the year.” (Elle)  Giovanna’s pretty face is changing, turning ugly, at least so her father thinks. Giovanna, he says, looks more like her Aunt Vittoria every day. But can it be true? Is she really changing? Is she turning into Aunt Vittoria, a woman she hardly knows but whom her mother and father clearly despise? Surely there is a mirror somewhere in which she can see herself as she truly is.  Giovanna is searching for her reflection in two kindred cities that fear and detest one another: a Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and a Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity. She moves between both in search of the truth, but neither city seems to offer answers or escape.  Named one of 2016’s most influential people by Time Magazine and frequently touted as a future Nobel Prize winner, Elena Ferrante has become one of the world’s most read and beloved writers. With this novel about the transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, Ferrante proves once again that she deserves her many accolades.  In The Lying Life of Adults, listeners will discover another gripping, highly addictive, and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story. A Most Anticipated Book of 2020 The New York Times Book Review Vogue Entertainment Weekly Elle Magazine BuzzFeed The Millions The Seattle Times USA Today Town & Country Thrillist  Publishers Weekly Library Journal Harper’s Bazaar BookPage Literary Hub BBC Culture

©2020 Elena Ferrante (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Summary

The three bears learn a valuable lesson about locking their door when they take a stroll while their breakfast cools, only to return to find an intruder in their home - an intruder with golden curls who has gotten lost in the woods.

©2008 PC Treasures, Inc.

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Measure What Matters

280 ratings

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Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth - and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They'd have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress - to measure what mattered. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove ("the greatest manager of his or any era") drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove's brainchild with more than 50 companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone's goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization's most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic. Read by John Doerr, William Davidow, Brett Kopf, Jini Kim, Mike Lee, Atticus Tysen, Patti Stonesifer, Susan Wojcicki, Cristos Goodrow, Julia Collins, Alex Garden, Joseph Suzuki, Andrew Cole, Bono, and others 

©2018 John Doerr (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Running the Light

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Debauched, divorced, and courting death, Billy Ray Schafer is a comedian who has forgotten how to laugh. Over the course of seven spun-out days across the American Southwest, he travels from from hell gig to hell gig in search of a reason to keep living in this bleak and violent glimpse into the psyche of a thoroughly ruined man. Ex-inmate, ex-husband, ex-father - comedian is the only title Schafer has left. Trapped in the wreckage of his wasted career, Billy Ray knows the answer to the question: What happens when the opportunity doesn't come - or worse - it comes and goes?

©2018, 2019, 2020 Sam Tallent (P)2021 Tantor

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Deadpool: Paws

3 ratings

Summary

Hey, hey, book lovers, take off those big thick glasses - this is Deadpool speaking! Sorry Marvel, somethin' happened to your copy guy. Anyway, this is my first prose novel, and they got this dude Stefan Petrucha to write it. He's good people. He's written novels and comics. But here's the thing: This book is about dogs. Dogs that turn into big nasty monsters. And then I gotta kill 'em. Thing is, I like killing people - the ones that deserve it, anyway - but I won't kill dogs. No way. So that's what we call a character dilemma. What - wait for the paperback? Who said that?! I'll gut you right now.... GraphicAudio® Production.

©2019 Marvel (P)2019 Marvel

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The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog

8 ratings

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It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. Guts, glory, danger, and sacrifice are all in a day's work for Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security. While investigating a murder on the ranch, Hank finds himself the number-one suspect. He resigns and heads for the hills to become an outlaw. A band of ruthless coyotes are happy to teach Hank the trade. Will Hank be forced to raid his own ranch? Hank sings "How Do I Do It?" and Rip and Snort sing "Me, Just a Worthless Coyote" in this hilarious adventure for the whole family.

©1983 John R. Erickson (P)1983 John R. Erickson

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Rumpole: The Penge Bungalow Murders and Other Stories

18 ratings

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole.  Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders: It is the '50s, and two war heroes have been shot dead. Defending the suspect is deemed hopeless, so the case is handed to a novice. But the novice's superiors didn't count on the tenacity and wit of the young and hungry Horace Rumpole as he defends the accused alone and without a leader for the very first time. This two-part adaptation of the novel by John Mortimer also marks the beginning of Rumpole's lifelong liaison with Hilda ("She Who Must Be Obeyed").  Rumpole and the Family Pride: We rejoin Rumpole and Hilda in the late 1950s, when they have been married for a year or two. Hilda's cousin lives with her husband, the 17th Baron Sackbut, in Sackbut Castle on the Yorkshire Moors. Hilda and Rumpole are invited to the castle when a body is found in the grounds. Meanwhile, in London, Rumpole defends a tramp who has confessed to a triple murder.  Rumpole and the Eternal Triangle: When Rumpole and Hilda attend a concert performed by The Casterini Trio, Rumpole is surprised to be approached by Elizabeth Casterini - the trio's beautiful violinist. But then, the trio's cellist, Tom Randall, is murdered. Elizabeth's husband is arrested, and Rumpole agrees to defend him at the Old Bailey. Duration: 3 hrs approx.

©2017 John Mortimer (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Empire of Silver

15 ratings

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The eagerly awaited 4th novel in the bestselling Conqueror series, continuing the life and adventures of the mighty Khan dynasty. Genghis Khan is dead, but his legend and his legacy live on. His son Ogedai has built a white city on a great plain and made a capital for the new nation. Now the armies have gathered to see which of Genghis' sons has the strength to be khan. The Mongol empire has been at peace for two years, but whoever survives will face the formidable might of their great enemy, China’s Song dynasty. The great leader Tsubodai sweeps into the west: through Russia, over the Carpathian mountains and into Hungary. The Templar knights have been broken and there is no king or army to stop him reaching France. But at the moment of Tsubodai's greatest triumph, as his furthest scouts reach the northern mountains of Italy, Tsubodai must make a decision that will change the course of history forever.

©2010 Conn Iggulden (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Runaway

185 ratings

Summary

The stories in this collection are about women of all ages and circumstances. The runaway of the title story is a young woman who is incapable of leaving her husband. In another, a country girl emerging into the larger world via a job in a resort hotel discovers in a single moment of insight the limits and lies of passion. Three stories concern the same woman - in the first, she escapes from teaching at a girls' school into a wild love affair; in the second, she returns with her child to the home of her parents, whose marriage she finally begins to examine; and in the last, her vanished child turns up caught in the grip of a religious cult. In these and other stories, Alice Munro's understanding of the people about whom she writes makes their lives as real as our own.

©2004 Alice Munro (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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The Sins of the Mother

11 ratings

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Every woman makes choices. And no one has made more difficult choices than Olivia Grayson. The enormously successful businesswoman missed out on much of her children’s lives while she built her legendary home-furnishings empire. In Danielle Steel’s character-rich novel, Olivia faces the past, tries to balance the present and make amends where due, while still running her vastly successful business. As a way of making up to them for time lost, Olivia spends months each year planning a holiday that everyone in her family will enjoy. This summer she has arranged a dream trip in the Mediterranean on a luxurious yacht, which she hopes will be the most memorable vacation of all. Her lavish gesture every year expresses her love for them, and regret at all the important times she missed during her children’s younger years. Her younger daughter, Cassie, a hip London music producer, refuses the invitation altogether, as she does every year. Her older daughter, Liz, lives in her mother’s shadow, with a terror of failure as she tries to recapture her dream of being a writer. And her sons, John and Phillip, work for Olivia, for better or worse, with wives who wish they didn’t. In the splendor of the Riviera, this should be a summer to remember, with Olivia’s children, grandchildren, and daughters-in-law on board. But as with any family gathering, there are always surprises, and no matter how glamorous the setting, things don’t always turn out as one hopes. Family dynamics are complicated, old disappointments die hard, and as forgiveness and surprising revelations enter into it, new bonds are formed, and the future takes on a brighter hue. And one by one, with life’s irony, Olivia’s children find themselves committing the same "sins" for which they blamed their mother for so many years. It is a summer of compassion, important lessons, and truth. The Sins of the Mother captures the many sides of family love: complex, challenging, funny, passionate, and hopefully enduring. Along the way, we are enthralled by an unforgettable heroine, a mother strong enough to take more than her fair share of the blame, wise enough to respect her children for who they really are, and forgiving enough to love them unconditionally.

©2012 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved (P)2012 Danielle Steel

Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
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Alliances

1 rating

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While the Elven Exiles struggle for survival in the distant kingdom of Khur, the elves remaining in Qualinesti face persecution, enslavement, and extermination. Amid great suffering and unrelieved evil, a rebel leader - masked, anonymous, and with strange powers - appears, determined to cleanse the land of invaders.Meanwhile, Kerianseray, the Lioness, Kagonesti general and wife of Speaker Gilthas, finds herself magically transported from certain death in Khur to equally dire straits in her former homeland. As Gilthas leads the elves across the trackless desert in search of a new home, the Lioness fights ruthless slavers and crosses paths with the mysterious masked revolutionary of Qualinesti.

©2006 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: full cast, Ax Norman
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
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Stone: The Complete Series 1-4

10 ratings

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Seventeen stories from the gritty crime series created by Danny Brocklehurst, starring Hugo Speer as Manchester detective John Stone.

This collection brings together series 1 to 4 of this intelligent detective drama, tackling morally ambiguous, complex and challenging subjects. DCI Stone and his team investigate a series of brutal murders and missing person cases, among other grisly crimes.

Starring Hugo Speer as DCI John Stone, Craig Cheetham as DI Mike Tanner and Deborah McAndrew as DS Sue Kelly.

Directed by Nadia Molinari, Stefan Escreet, Charlotte Riches and Pauline Harris.

Episode guide:

'Mary Shane' by Danny Brocklehurst: Stone is investigating the high-profile case of a missing teenage girl when 80-year-old Mary Shane confesses to murdering three people 60 years earlier.

'The Ties That Bind' by Damian Wayling: A body dredged up from a lake implicates an ex-police officer and a respected headteacher.

'Dead Fishes' by Chloe Moss: A young man with Down syndrome admits to killing his mother.

'God’s Witness' by Danny Brocklehurst: A woman witnesses the murder of a young boy by a notorious gang.

'The Deserved Dead' by Danny Brocklehurst: Stone and his team investigate the brutal murder of a known sex offender.

'Collateral Damage' by Martin Jameson: Stone investigates the death of Gary Taylor, a veteran of the Iraq War suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

'The Bridge' by Cath Staincliffe: When university student Matt falls to his death from a railway bridge, Stone and his team embark on a murder investigation.

'The Night' by James Rye: Stone investigates the sexual assault of the wife of one of his team and uncovers a dark secret.

'Sleep Tight' by Cath Staincliffe: Two-year-old Brianna disappears one night from her family home.

'Demons' by Martin Jameson: A young man, Emir, is fatally stabbed in a Manchester street in front of his twin brother, Jamal.

'Taken' by Richard Monks: A man of Polish descent is attacked in the lead-up to local elections.

'One of Our Own' by Danny Brocklehurst: A fellow police officer is found critically injured on the notorious Marinduque Estate.

'Something to Do' by Martin Jameson: A young boy is discovered badly injured and left for dead.

'Blood' by Vivienne Harvey: DCI Stone gets in the ring to investigate the murder of a promising young thai kick boxer.

'Heart of Darkness' by Gurpreet Bhatti: A schoolgirl's body is found in a park in the poor part of town.

'Mother Love' by Richard Monks: Jean fights to defend her son, Matthew, after he is arrested for downloading child pornography.

©2018 Danny Brocklehurst (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio

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Shadow's Edge (2 of 2) [Dramatized Adaptation]

1 rating

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Kylar Stern has rejected the assassin's life. The Godking's successful coup has left Kylar's master, Durzo and his best friend, Logan, dead. He is starting over: new city, new friends and new profession. But when he learns that Logan might actually be alive and in hiding, Kylar is faced with an agonizing choice: will he give up the way of shadows forever and live in peace with his new family, or will he risk everything by taking on the ultimate hit? Performed by Dylan Lynch, Eric Messner, Laura Quinn, Ren Casey, Ken Jackson, Christopher Graybill, Michael Glenn, Terence Aselford, Tim Getman, MB Van Dorn, Elizabeth Jernigan, Richard Rohan, Colleen Delany, Johann Dettweiler, Thomas Penny, Joe Brack, Casie Platt, Nanette Savard, Lily Beacon, Mort Shelby, James Lewis, Scott McCormick, Yazmin Tuazon.

©2008 Brent Weeks (P)2010 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Whose Boat Is This Boat?

18 ratings

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100 percent of The Late Show’s proceeds from this book go to hurricane relief.  

Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane is made entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. It is the first children's book that demonstrates what not to say after a natural disaster.  

On September 19, 2018, Donald Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence. It was there he showed deep concern for a boat that washed ashore. "At least you got a nice boat out of the deal," said President Trump to hurricane victims. "Have a good time!" he told them. The only way his comments would be appropriate is in the context of a children's book - and now you can experience them that way, thanks to the staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  

Whose Boat Is This Boat? is an excellent teaching tool for listeners of all ages who enjoy learning about empathy by process of elimination. Have a good time!

©2018 The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Hungry for Her Wolves: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance

26 ratings

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She's desperate to sate her hunger. They're determined to possess her. Is she willing to give up her freedom for a taste of passion? Amara was content to live as a lone wolf, the only one of her kind - or so she'd thought. Her world was flipped on its head when a strange man with a familiar scent showed up at her work, demanding a private meeting. Desperate to find the mate Luc had scented from 400 miles away, he was shocked to find her living as a lone wolf. Amaroki women were to be cherished and protected. What had happened to her family? More importantly, how was he going to convince her to return to the reservation with him? And how would his possessive brothers react when they found him with Amara? Amara couldn't deny her attraction to the wolf-shifter named Luc, but she wasn't about to give up her career to mate with him and his three brothers, no matter how hot and bothered he made her. When his brothers arrived - tall, tanned, and virile - she could no longer deny her savage hunger for these shifters. But how could she satisfy her desire and still maintain her independence with four overbearing wolves around? And how would she bond and adapt to their lifestyle when she couldn't shake her dark memories? More importantly, how would her mates react when they learned of her past? Would they reject her, or would they risk their lives to seek vengeance on those who've dishonored her? Contains mature themes.

©2018 Tara West (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies

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Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatest dramatist.

Romeo and Juliet: the Montagues and the Capulets are sworn enemies, so when Romeo Montague falls in love with Juliet Capulet, tragedy ensues. This fateful tale of two young star-crossed lovers is one of Shakespeare's most popular dramas. First broadcast in 1970, starring Ian McKellen as Romeo.

Hamlet: one of the most powerful, influential and thrilling tragedies in the English language, and the story of Prince Hamlet and his quest for vengeance never fails to enthral. First broadcast in 1971, starring Ronald Pickup as the Prince of Denmark.

Macbeth: the notorious 'Scottish Play' is a gripping tale of vaulting ambition, witchcraft, madness and murder that has kept generations of audiences spellbound. First broadcast in 1966, starring Paul Scofield as Macbeth and Peggy Ashcroft as Lady Macbeth.

Recorded at BBC Broadcasting House and featuring the BBC Drama Repertory company, with specially composed music including a score from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, this is classic radio drama at its finest. Duration: 7 hours 30 mins approx.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Limited (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Limited

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Five Lessons

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In 1948, the modern mystic Neville Goddard presented a groundbreaking series of lessons, which many consider to be his clearest, most penetrating explanation of his methods regarding mental creativity. This audiobook recording of the five-part course he gave to Los Angeles students recreates that master class, preserving his words exactly as those original students heard them. It includes the following lessons: Consciousness Is the Only Reality Assumptions Harden into Fact Thinking Fourth-Dimensionally No One to Change but Self Remain Faithful to Your Idea These five lessons, plus a question-and-answer section, are the plainest and most direct description of the master's techniques. Profound and inspiring, these teachings are likely to improve your perception of both yourself and the world.

©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Passenger X

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Avery Monroe has been living in hiding ever since she witnessed a high profile murder. A few years later, her family feels it's safe enough for her to go on a spring break cruise. After all, she'd be secure and secluded with her friends on a ship. While on board, Avery does her part in keeping a low profile, but inadvertently finds herself in the middle of a missing person's investigation.  The only thing that may keep her from being the next victim is a chance encounter with another secretive traveler known as J.P. The problem is, he isn't on the passenger manifest, and he's working even harder than her to stay off the grid. Each are faced with uncomfortable decisions that could drift them closer to exposure and revelations that neither of them are prepared for.

©2020 Shelena Shorts (P)2020 Shelena Shorts

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Around the Way Girl

38 ratings

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2017 Audie Award Finalist for Autobiography/Memoir  Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson reads her inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth.  With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her families - the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother, who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here, too, she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but she saw as a gift.  Around the Way Girl is also a classic actor's memoir in which Taraji reflects on the world-class instruction she received at Howard University and the pitfalls that come with being a black actress. With laugh-out-loud humor and candor, she shares the challenges and disappointments of the actor's journey and shows us that behind the red carpet moments, she is ever authentic. She is at heart just a girl in pursuit of her dreams. 

©2016 On Top of the World, Inc. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster

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Days 9 to 16

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Days 9 to 16 is the third title in the Mass Extinction Event series, continuing the story of a worldwide apocalypse seen from the eyes of two very different people in two different parts of the US. Finally realising that she must leave the city, Elizabeth sets out alone along a deserted road. Eventually, however, she encounters some fellow survivors, and before long she's taken to a remote farmhouse where a small community is struggling to take shape. She soon discovers, however, that this particular farmhouse hides some dark secrets.  Meanwhile, Thomas also encounters some other survivors, although he soon finds himself trapped in a battle for survival. Captured and held prisoner in a basement, he begins to realise that he might never find a way out.

©2018 Amy Cross (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Only Human

106 ratings

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Pacific Rim meets The Martian in the explosive follow-up to Sleeping Giants ("One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory" —NPR) and Waking Gods ("Pure, unadulterated literary escapism" —Kirkus Reviews). Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defense Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth’s most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process. Though Rose and her team were able to fend off the attack, their victory was short-lived. The mysterious invaders retreated, disappearing from the shattered planet...but they took the scientist and her crew with them. Now, after nearly 10 years on another world, Rose returns to find a devastating new war - this time between humans. America and Russia are locked in combat, fighting to fill the power vacuum left behind after the invasion. Families are torn apart, friends become bitter enemies, and countries collapse in the wake of the battling superpowers. It appears the aliens left behind their titanic death machines so humankind will obliterate itself. Rose is determined to find a solution, whatever it takes. But will she become a pawn in a doomsday game no one can win? Read by William Hope, Charlie Anson, Laurence Bouvard, Adna Sablylich, Laura Kirman, Aaron Vodovoz, Julie Rogers, Christopher Ragland, Patricia Rodrigues, Jennifer Woodward, Karina Fernandez, Eric Meyers, Madeleine Rose, Lance C. Fuller, and the author, Sylvain Neuvel. "Packing a surprisingly powerful thematic punch, this novel is an addictive blend of science fiction, apocalyptic thriller, and chillingly timely cautionary tale. Two (giant, robotic) thumbs up!" (Kirkus Reviews) "Boasting a winning combination of briskly paced action and futuristic dystopia tempered by cautious optimism, Only Human brings a fitting, satisfying end to the Themis Files series." (RT Book Reviews)

©2018 Sylvain Neuvel (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Five Lives Remembered

38 ratings

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What do you do when you discover information that is before its time? What do you do when your curiosity takes you on an adventure that is so bizarre that there is nothing normal to relate to? This is what happened to Dolores Cannon in 1968, long before she began her career as a past-life hypnotherapist and regressionist. Travel back with us to that time when the words reincarnation, past-lives, regression, walk-ins, New Age were unknown to the general population. This is the story of two normal people, who accidentally stumbled across past-lives while working with a doctor to help a patient relax. It began so innocently, yet it crossed the boundaries of the imagination to open up an entirely new way of thinking at a time when such a thing was unheard of. It went totally against the belief systems of the time. It was so startling that they should have stopped, but their curiosity demanded that they continue to explore the unorthodox. The experiment changed the participants and everyone involved, and their beliefs would never be the same. Dolores Cannon is now a world-renowned hypnotherapist who has explored thousands of cases in the 40 years since 1968, and has written 15 books about her discoveries. Her books are translated into more than 20 languages. She is teaching her unique form of hypnosis all over the world. When she lectures people ask, "How did you get started on all of this?" This is the story of her beginnings. The book was written in 1980, her very first book. It has laid dormant, gathering dust, until now, waiting. Now is the time for it to come forth. Enjoy the adventure!

©2009 Dolores Cannon (P)2017 Dolores E. Cannon Living Trust

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Fathers and Sons

4 ratings

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Exclusively from Audible After graduating from the University of Petersburg, Arkady Kirsanov and his friend and fellow graduate, Bazarov, travel to Kirsanov's family home, eager to embark on their next adventure. Delighted at the prospect of seeing his son, Arkady's father welcomes them both to the Marino estate. Encouraging dramatic conflict between the opposing generations, Ivan Turgenev wreaks havoc in Marino, ensuring Bazarov's nihilistic and progressive political views clash spectacularly with that of the traditional Russian patriarch's. Set in a time of conflict and social uprising, the people fought for the abolishment of serfdom and despaired at the daily inequality faced by the lower classes. Turgenev offered astute psychological insight into the conflicting parties, from the portrayal of his two young protagonists to that of their older parents and the various women that they try to court. Ivan Turgenev lived in imperial Russia. Abroad, he was a highly respected and sought-after author and Fathers and Sons was released to great success around Europe. Whilst it undoubtedly ruffled some feathers back home, the public found Ivan's novel to be a fascinating take on the socio-political change that had started to sweep across Russia. Turgenev died in 1883 so he didn't live to see the revolution come to fruition. Regardless, his text would go on to be read by millions, outliving the Tsars themselves. Narrator Biography Having studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, David Horovitch has had a television career spanning over 40 years. One of his most notable roles was in 1984 as Detective Inspector Slack in the first BBC Miss Marple adaptation of The Body in the Library. Due to the success of his character, he returned for four Christmas specials. He has had roles in other shows such as Just William (1994), Foyle's War (2002) and Wire in the Blood (2005) as well as film appearances in The Young Victoria (2009), 102 Dalmatians (2000), The Infiltrator (2016) and Mike Leigh's Mr Turner (2014). A longtime star of the stage, in 2015 he played the role of George Frideric Handel in All the Angels by Nick Drake at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. As well as narrating numerous audiobooks, David Horovitch also appeared in Audible's multicast drama, The Oedipus Plays.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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A Clubbable Woman

2 ratings

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This is the first novel in the Dalziel and Pascoe series, which was made into a hugely popular BBC TV serial. Two unorthodox police officers are called to investigate dodgy dealings at Wetherton rugby club after the body of their star player's wife is found dead at home.

©1970 Reginald Hill (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Valentine's Day at Glosser's

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What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a love poetry contest at the Glosser Bros. and Gee Bee department stores? The winner gets a shopping spree, but the best prize goes to the judges: falling in love. Sparks fly when Gee Bee girl meets Glosser Bros. boy, bringing together two great stores. But the boy from Glosser’s has a secret that could tear them apart...unless the magic of Valentine’s Day can help them see what a wonderful bargain they have in each other. If you love Glosser Bros., Gee Bee, or romance, you will love this story by the author of Long Live Glosser’s, Christmas at Glosser’s, Easter at Glosser’s, Halloween at Glosser’s, and A Glosser’s Christmas Love Story. "Jeschonek obviously loves Johnstown." (Arlene Johns, Johnstown Magazine)

©2019 Robert Jeschonek (P)2019 Robert Jeschonek

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Beyond the Shadows (1 of 2) [Dramatized Adaptation]

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Logan Gyre is king of Cenaria, a country under siege, with a threadbare army and little hope. He has one chance - a desperate gamble, but one that could destroy his kingdom. In the north, the new Godking has a plan. If it comes to fruition, no one will have the power to stop him. Kylar Stern has no choice. To save his friends - and perhaps his enemies - he must accomplish the impossible: assassinate a goddess. Performed by Dylan Lynch, Eric Messner, Laura Quinn, Ren Casey, Ken Jackson, Christopher Graybill, Michael Glenn, Terence Aselford, Tim Getman, MB Van Dorn, Elizabeth Jernigan, Richard Rohan, Colleen Delany, Johann Dettweiler, Thomas Penny, Joe Brack, Casie Platt, Nanette Savard, Lily Beacon, Mort Shelby, James Lewis, Scott McCormick, Yazmin Tuazon.

©2008 Brent Weeks (P)2010 Graphic Audio, LLC

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La Biblia para principiantes [Beginner's Bible]

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El best seller de los libros de historias bíblicas con más de cinco millones de ejemplares vendidos, enseña a los niños las historias de la Biblia a través del texto cautivador, ¡está lleno de vida y diversión! Este libro es el ganador del Retailers Choice Awards 2006 en la categoría no ficción para niños. Este libro de historias bíblicas con más de cinco millones de ejemplares vendidos enseña a los niños las historias y los personajes de la Biblia. Ahora, las historias bíblicas favoritas cobran vida con historias cautivadoras, haciendo de este libro el punto de partida perfecto para que los niños aprendan de la Biblia. Disfrutarán de las historias divertidas de Noé ayudando al elefante a subir al arca, Jonás orando dentro del pez, y mucho más, a medida que descubran el tesoro contenido en estas páginas al igual que ya lo han hecho millones de niños. [The best-selling Bible storybook of our time, over five million sold! Introduce children to the stories of the Bible through compelling text - it’s full of life and fun! The Beginner's Bible is the 2006 Retailers Choice Award winner in Children's Nonfiction. Introduce children to the stories and characters of the Bible with this best-loved Bible storybook. With compelling text, more than 90 Bible stories come to life. Kids ages six and under will enjoy the fun tales of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner's Bible just like millions of children before. The Beginner's Bible is the 2006 Retailers Choice Award winner in Children's Nonfiction.] Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2005, 2016 Vida (P)2018 Vida

Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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Star Wars The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark

24 ratings

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From Anakin to Yoda, Count Dooku to Darth Maul, this exciting middle-grade anthology will recount different explosive events from The Clone Wars from the points of view everyone's favorite characters - with each character written by a different popular author. An epic clash between the forces of light and dark, between the Galactic Republic and the Separatists, between brave heroes and brilliant villains, the fate of the galaxy is at stake in the Emmy Award-winning animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In this exciting anthology, 11 authors who are also fans of the series bring stories from their favorite show to life. Gathered here are memorable moments and stunning adventures, from attempted assassinations to stolen bounties, from lessons learned to loves lost.  All of your favorite characters from The Clone Wars are here: Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, Darth Maul, Count Dooku, and more! Contributors: Lou Anders, Tom Angleberger, Preeti Chhibber, Zoraida Córdova, Sarah Beth Durst, Jason Fry, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anne Ursu, Greg van Eekhout. Stories read by Corey Burton, Nika Futterman, Olivia Hack, Matt Lanter, Catherine Taber, James Arnold Taylor, and Sam Witwer.  Start streaming Star Wars: The Clone Wars now on Disney+!

©2020 Lou Anders, Tom Angleberger, Preeti Chhibber, Zoraida Cordova, Jason Fry, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anne Ursu, Sarah Beth Durst, Yoon Ha Lee, Greg van Eekhout (P)2020 Listening Library

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Incident at Vichy

Summary

In a small and dark room, nine men are assembled under a shadowy pretext. As tension builds, the men are questioned: are they the sort of people that the new Nazi regime considers "inferior"?

(P)2002 L.A. Theatre Works

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Fresh Ink

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All it takes to rewrite the rules is a little fresh ink in this remarkable YA anthology from thirteen of the most recognizable, diverse authors writing today including Nicola Yoon, Jason Reynolds, Melissa de la Cruz, and many more, and published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books. This collection features 10 short stories, a graphic short story, and a one-act play from Walter Dean Myers never before published. It will give listeners the opportunity to discover how the next chapter is up to them.  "I absolutely love this mix of established and newer talents, and I'm really intrigued and excited by the mixed formats." (BookRiot) Careful - you are holding fresh ink. And not hot-off-the-press, still-drying-in-your-hands ink. Instead, you are holding 12 stories with endings that are still being written - whose next chapters are up to you.  Because these stories are meant to be heard. And shared.  Thirteen of the most accomplished YA authors deliver a label-defying anthology that includes 10 short stories, a graphic novel, and a one-act play about topics like gentrification, acceptance, untimely death, coming out, and poverty and ranging in genre from contemporary realistic fiction to adventure and romance. This collection will inspire you to break conventions, bend the rules, and color outside the lines. All you need is fresh ink.  Authors include: Schuyler Bailar, Melissa de la Cruz, Sara Farizan, Sharon G. Flake, Eric Gansworth, Malindo Lo, Walter Dean Myers, Daniel José Older, Thien Pham, Jason Reynolds, Aminah Mae Safi, Gene Luen Yang, Nicola Yoon  Includes a bonus PDF of “Paladin/Samurai” by Gene Luen Yang, illustrated by Thien Pham. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Lamar Giles (P)2018 Listening Library

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Sojourn

269 ratings

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R. A. Salvatore's New York Times best-selling novel! Drizzt DoUrden has forsaken his subterranean home for the harsh unknown of the surface. The young warrior begins a sojourn through a world utterly unlike his own - and finds that acceptance among the surface-dwellers will only come at a great price....

©1991 TSR, Inc., c. 2004 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Furbidden Fatality

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A lottery winner uses her good fortune to save a local pet sanctuary, but when a body is discovered on the property, she just might be in the doghouse in this first book in a new, charming cozy mystery series from author Deborah Blake. Kari Stuart's life is going nowhere - until she unexpectedly wins the lottery. The 29-year-old instant multimillionaire is still mulling plans for her winnings when rescuing a bossy black kitten leads her to a semi-abandoned animal shelter. They need the cash - Kari needs a purpose. But the dilapidated rescue is literally going to the dogs with a pending lawsuit, hard-to-adopt animals, and too much unwanted attention from the town's dog warden. When the warden turns up dead outside the shelter's dog kennels, Kari finds herself up a creek without a pooper-scooper. With the help of some dedicated volunteers, a cute vet, and a kitten who mysteriously shows up just when she needs it, Kari must prove her innocence all while trying to save a dog on death row. Now she just needs to hope that her string of unexpected luck isn't about to run out.

©2021 Deborah Blake (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Modern Lovers

2 ratings

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“It’s ‘Friends’ meets ‘Almost Famous’ meets the beach read you’ll be recommending all summer.” (TheSkimm) From the author of the New York Times best seller The Vacationers, a smart, highly entertaining novel about a tight-knit group of friends from college - and what it means to finally grow up, well after adulthood has set in.  Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band's heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing 50, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose - about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them - can never be reclaimed. Straub packs wisdom and insight and humor together in a satisfying book about neighbors and nosiness, ambition and pleasure, the excitement of youth, the shock of middle age, and the fact that our passions - be they food, or friendship, or music - never go away, they just evolve and grow along with us.

©2016 Emma Straub (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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Disney Princess Beginnings: Jasmine, Tiana & Aurora

2 ratings

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An all-new chapter audiobook series featuring stories about each Disney princess as a young girl! Jasmine's New Rules Disney Princess Jasmine is nine years old. She has private tutors, fancy clothes, and even a pet tiger, but what she really wants is a friend her own age. When a royal from a nearby kingdom comes for a visit and brings his son, Jasmine is excited. But she and the boy don't have much in common. But then, while on an exciting underground adventure, Jasmine meets the son of one of the palace workers. Will Princess Jasmine finally find a true friend? Tiana's Best Surprise Disney Princess Tiana is planning a surprise. Her daddy's birthday is coming up, and she wants to make him the best gumbo ever. But there's one problem - she's never made gumbo without her daddy's help. Will Tiana be able to make her dream come true and give her father a gumbo of which he'll be proud? Aurora Plays the Part Disney Princess Aurora doesn't even know she's a princess! She's lived her entire life in a cottage in the forest with her Aunt Flora, Aunt Fauna, and Aunt Merryweather. She is thankful for her animal friends and the birds that sing with her, but she longs for some adventure. When she meets a young girl who is part of a traveling troupe of actors, Aurora's whole world opens up.

©2017, 2018 Disney Enterprises, Inc. (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Summary: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

1 rating

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The 5 Second Rule is a guide to transforming people and directing them towards taking action, changing their behavior, and taking on the challenges of life head-on without worry. It was devised by Mel Robbins in his book The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage, in which she explains the science behind the 5-second rule, how it works, and how to apply it to the important areas of life. According to Robbins, individuals only have five seconds to act on an impulse before they hesitate. In order to overrule one’s hesitation, he/she must commit to acting by the time he/she counts down 5-4-3-2-1. Robbins refers to these moments as “push moments.” These are the times when you have a thought about something such as approaching someone new or speaking up in a meeting. If individuals act rather than think, they will grow more courage and gain confidence. As individuals begin to use this starting ritual in their everyday lives, they will begin to see changes in their personal and professional lives. This starting ritual is a way to combat self-doubt and fear by making yourself physical move forwards. The book has become a best seller among other non-fiction books in the United States. It has effective and easy to implement tips that anyone can follow in order to start taking control of their lives and thus move forward with confidence towards a brighter future.

©2019 Epicread (P)2019 Epicread

Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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The Starless Sea

191 ratings

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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world - a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea. Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues - a bee, a key, and a sword - that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians - it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose - in both the mysterious book and in his own life. Read by Dominic Hoffman, with a full cast: Dominic Hoffman reading the Zachary Ezra Rawlins storyline Dion Graham reading the Sweet Sorrows storyline Bahni Turpin reading excerpts from the Secret Diary of Katrina Hawkins Fiona Hardingham reading The Ballad of Simon and Eleanor Allan Corduner reading Fortunes and Fables Jorjeana Marie reading Another place, another time

©2019 Erin Morgenstern (P)2019 Random House Audio

Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
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Poirot's Finest Cases

112 ratings

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John Moffatt stars as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. "The ABC Murders": A chilling letter sets the sleuth on the trail of an enigmatic killer. "After the Funeral": A wealthy businessman is dead, and his sister thinks it was murder. "Death on the Nile": Poirot is in Egypt when a chilling murder takes place. "Peril at End House": Whilst on holiday, the sleuth encounters a young woman, a hat, and a bullet. "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd": Mrs Farrars is found dead, one year after the death of her husband. "Murder on the Orient Express": Poirot is aboard a snowbound train when a passenger is found murdered. "Three Act Tragedy": Poirot is one of the guests at a party when a clergyman dies whilst sipping a cocktail. "The Mysterious Affair at Styles": Poirot and Captain Hastings become re-acquainted in a quiet English village in 1916. These BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations showcase eight of the finest cases in Hercule Poirot's career. Based on the original novels by Agatha Christie, they feature a cast of outstanding actors playing an array of likely suspects…

©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
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Illegal

Summary

Ebo's sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared, too, and Ebo knows that to see them again, he must follow in their footsteps and make the hazardous voyage from Ghana to a safe haven in Europe.  So the 12-year-old sets off on an epic journey that takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli and finally out to the merciless sea. Powerful and timely, this novel brings to life Ebo's unquenchable hope for a new life in the face of daunting and perilous obstacles.

©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: full cast
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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Planet Hulk

3 ratings

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Betrayed by Earth's heroes and exiled into outer space, the man-monster known as the Incredible Hulk has landed on the distant planet Sakaar, ruled by the tyrannical Red King. Sold into slavery, the Hulk becomes the Green Scar, the planet's mightiest gladiator! But his new masters get more than they bargained for when he forges a bond of brotherhood with his fellow fighters: crafty insectoid Miek, the horrific Brood, wise rock-man Korg, Shadow Warrior Hiroim, noble-born rebel Elloe, and her loyal guardsman Skee. Together, these gladiators start a revolution that could change their entire world - or destroy it.

©2020 Greg Pak and Marvel (P)2020 Marvel

Author: Marvel, Greg Pak
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
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World in My Eyes: The Autobiography

13 ratings

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Richard Blade’s autobiography is much more than a spotlight on any one decade. Instead, he gives you a jaw-dropping, uncensored insider’s look into the world of music, movies, and television and its biggest stars, starting in the '60s and continuing through to the new century. Richard takes you on a journey that few have experienced, from his early days as a student at Oxford to the wild, lascivious nights of being a disco DJ touring the clubs of Europe to coming to America and working with Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and Sarah Jessica Parker and finally breaking through into the LA radio scene and becoming the number one morning drive personality in California.  From his TV and radio shows to his feature films and live gigs, Richard shares stories that have, until now, remained secret. His unique perspective will take you on the road with Depeche Mode to Australia with Spandau Ballet into the recording studio with Morrissey and onto the main stage at Live Aid with Duran Duran. He opens up about his friendships with Michael Hutchence and George Michael, as well as his passionate love affair with Terri Nunn of Berlin.  This is a no-holds-barred look at life, sex, and death, set to a pulsing backbeat of music. For the first time, Richard Blade shares his extraordinary story, allowing us to see the world through his eyes. The audiobook is not only read by Richard Blade but features a full cast of voices of many of the superstar acts featured in Richard's previously untold stories, including Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Spandau Ballet, and Terri Nunn of Berlin. It is a unique and extraordinary audio experience.

©2017 BladeRocker Entertainment Inc. (P)2018 BladeRocker Entertainment Inc

Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
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Stone: The Complete Series 5-7

8 ratings

Summary

Hugo Speer stars as John Stone in series 5-7 of the gritty, fast-paced crime drama created by Danny Brocklehurst. Manchester detective DCI Stone and his team are faced with 10 complex, morally challenging cases in this collection of hard-hitting radio dramas.  As series 5 opens, Stone is still reeling from the mishandled shooting of Callum Gartside, a gunman who had murdered his own family. With his personal life in tatters, he must find the strength to hold it together and do his job. In 'Dirt' by Martin Jameson, he investigates a body in a flooded gravel pit; in 'Blood Money' by Richard Monks, he looks into the hit-and-run killing of a cyclist; and in 'A Cut Above' by Marcia Layne, he looks into a suspected case of female genital mutilation. 'Progress', by Alex Ganley, finds him searching for the murderer of a garden centre owner; while 'Broken', by Vivienne Harvey, centres around a missing pregnant woman. Series 6 includes 'Disclosure' by Richard Monks, 'Wishing Well' by Alex Ganley and Dan Allum, 'Casualties' by Martin Jameson and 'Damage' by Vivienne Harvey. In these four episodes, Stone unearths dark secrets following an arson attack on a school; struggles to find the truth about a dead body on an abandoned travellers’ site; hits an unexpected obstacle in a murder investigation; and goes undercover after a series of suspicious deaths among the homeless community. Series 7 follows one case across 10 episodes, written by Martin Jameson, Richard Monks, Cath Staincliffe, Alex Ganley and Vivienne Harvey. After a fire at a hostel, a body is found - but who is he? Stone’s enquiries lead him to reexamine a murder investigation from 20 years before and uncover a web of lies and deceit that make him confront his past mistakes and lead to personal trauma.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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The Stampeders [Dramatized Adaptation]

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A Yankee and an outlaw have become unlikely partners in a tough Texas town. Sam Heller and Johnny Cross face a stampede of danger - ignited by one pretty little woman.... When a lovely lady steps off a dusty stagecoach in Hangtree, the hardest heart skips a beat - and Sam Heller falls hard for her. What Hangtree doesn't know, however, is that Julia Pepperday isn't who she pretends to be. She is the daughter of the late Black Ear Skinner, a notorious outlaw who wanted his only child to have all the advantages in life and sent her back east. Black Ear Skinner's apple hasn't fallen far from the tree, though. Julia has turned her back on the fancy boarding school and set her sights on Hangtree, because that's where Sam Heller has built a hard-earned fortune. Backed by her late father's gang, Julia is out to separate Sam from his money and destroy Hangtree in the process. But while Sam and Hangtree have lost their heads, Johnny Cross has kept his - and he's getting ready for war.... Performed by Terence Aselford, Laura Harris, Danny Gavigan, Scott McCormick, David Coyne, Evan Casey, Regen Wilson, Tim Getman, Barbara Pinolini, Bradley Smith, Matthew Bassett, Thomas Keegan, Michael Glenn, Eric Messner, Jonathan Watkins, Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, Lily Beacon, Kimberly Gilbert, Nanette Savard, David Jourdan.

©2013 J. A. Johnstone (P)2013 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Passable in Pink

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When love reigns supreme in Northridge High just outside Chicago, by the lake, it happens beneath the soft, pink-infused spotlights hovering over that most special night of the year - prom night!    And when that happens, it’s bound to be called . . . Passable in Pink Passable in Pink is an Audible Original from New York Times best-selling author Mike Sacks (And Here's the Kicker, Poking a Dead Frog).  Sacks has teamed up once again with director Eric Jason Martin (Heads Will Roll) to adapt a forgotten John Hughes-type 1983 movie into a fully immersive cinematic audio experience, with an epic all-star cast, including: Gillian Jacobs (Girls, Love), Adam Scott (Parks and Rec, Big Little Lies), Bobby Moynihan (SNL), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad), Justine Bateman (Family Ties), Julie Klausner (Difficult People), Laraine Newman (SNL), and Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club).  Passable in Pink deftly sends up the 1980s while addressing the vital question: Will Addy Stevenson go to the senior prom?  Addy is suffering through her sophomore year at suburban Chicago’s Northridge High. She lives on the “wrong” side of the lake with her father, a struggling advertising copywriter (“Where the hell is the goddamn beef?”) and her ever-boozy mom (“Get me another drink, baby, and really make it sing.”). Addy’s younger brother, Spaz, her soon-to-marry older sister, Princess, and a visiting international transfer student add to the mix.  Her world is turned upside down when she meets Roland McDough, the “most beautiful Richie boy” at Northridge High. Is he actually interested in Addy, or is he just playing a game? This star-studded Audible Original also features a special 11-song, 1980s-infused film soundtrack, produced by Mark Rozzo (Stinker Lets Loose!). Are you ready to jump back into the cool, neon-glazed, high-topped reality of the 1980s? Do you miss those kick-ass tubular synth-rockin’ sounds and delicious phantasma-gaseous smells? When was the last time you put on your Members Only jacket and danced the Safety Dance?  A loving send-up of a bygone era, this is one audio comedy where Every Breath You Take will remind you of How You Used to Be. Full cast includes: Gillian Jacobs, Adam Scott, Bobby Moynihan, Bob Odenkirk, Emily Woo Zeller, Rhea Seehorn, Laraine Newman, Judd Nelson, James Adomian, Sasheer Zamata, Joel Kim Booster, Julie Klausner, Justine Bateman, Mark Gagliardi, Jessica McKenna, Justin Michael, Julia Whelan, Eric Jason Martin, Tara Sands, and Mike Sacks.

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Macbeth: Fully Dramatized Audio Edition

27 ratings

Summary

Folger Shakespeare Library, The World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Macbeth to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition. Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, is among the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king in order to succeed to the throne. Tortured by his conscience and fearful of discovery, he becomes fatally enmeshed in a web of treachery and deceit. This new full-cast recording - based on the most respected edition of Shakespeare's classic - expertly produced by the Folger Theatre, is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

Public Domain (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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Max and the Midknights

1 rating

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Join Max's quest to become a knight in this laugh-filled adventure from the New York Times best-selling author of the Big Nate series! "Max is epic fun!" (Jeff Kinney, New York Times best-selling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) Max wants to be a knight! Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max's uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act...and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers - the Midknights - Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits! Magic and (mis)adventures abound in this hilarious novel from the New York Times best-selling creator of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce, performed by a full cast. This dramatization transforms the illustrated novel into a truly original audio performance and includes music and special effects. Performed by Kristen DiMercurio as Max, Marc Thompson as Uncle Budrick, and Christopher Gebauer as Kevyn, with Jessica Almasy as Millie, Fred Berman as Mumblin, Dan Bittner as Conrad, Michael Crouch as Gastley, Jonathan Davis as Gadabout, James Fouhey as Simon, Jim Frangione as Nolan, and January LaVoy as Fendra. "Fantastic! I loved it!" (Dav Pilkey, New York Times best-selling author of the Dog Man series)

©2019 Lincoln Peirce (P)2019 Listening Library

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Inspector Morse: BBC Radio Drama Collection

4 ratings

Summary

Three BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations starring John Shrapnel as Morse and Robert Glenister as Lewis, plus a bonus reading by Colin Dexter of one of his short stories.

In Last Seen Wearing, Inspector Morse is reluctant to take over an old missing person case from a dead colleague. But two years, three months and two days after teenager Valerie Taylor's disappearance, somebody decides to supply some surprising new evidence....

In The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn, Inspector Morse tackles the murder of an exam invigilator. The newly appointed member of the Oxford foreign exam syndicate was deaf, and he wasn't from the insular world of the Oxford colleges. Now he is dead.

After he's rushed into hospital, Inspector Morse becomes intrigued by an old crime in The Wench Is Dead. Could the wrong men have been hanged for the murder of Joanna Franks?

Plus Colin Dexter reads his own short story, 'The Double Crossing', in which it is a good first day for a certain detective named Lewis.

Gripping, suspenseful and entertaining, these BBC dramatisations were adapted by Guy Meredith from the original Inspector Morse novels by Colin Dexter.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: Colin Dexter
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
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This Is Not Fame

91 ratings

Summary

An unfiltered, unapologetic, hilarious, and sometimes obscene assemblage of tales from the down-and-dirty traveling comedy circuit Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity.  While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants. Not to say he hasn't rubbed elbows with fame. He's crashed its party, snorted its coke, and jumped into its pool naked, literally and often repeatedly - all while artfully dodging fame himself.  Doug spares no legally permissible detail, and his stories couldn't be told any other way. They're weird, uncomfortable, gross, disturbing, and fucking funny.  This Is Not Fame is by no means a story of overcoming a life of excess, immorality, and reckless buffoonery. It's an outright celebration of it. For Stanhope, the party goes on. 

©2017 Doug Stanhope (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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Fire Season [Dramatized Adaptation]

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The fourth book of this dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts. Los Angeles is burning. During one of the hottest summers the city has ever seen, someone is murdering mages with fires that burn when they shouldn't, that don't stop when they should. Necromancer Eric Carter is being framed for the killings and hunted by his own people. To Carter, everything points to the god Quetzalcoatl coming after him, after he defied the mad wind god in the Aztec land of the dead. But too many things aren't adding up, and Carter knows there's more going on. If he doesn't figure out what it is and put a stop to it fast, Quetzalcoatl won't just kill him, he'll burn the whole damn city down with him. Performed by Michael John Casey, Dawn Ursula, Eva Wilhelm, Nora Achrati, Tia Shearer, Tony Nam, Elizabeth Jernigan, Karen Novak, Richard Rohan, Jonathan Feuer, Chris Stinson, Matthew Bassett, Yasmin Tuazon, Scott McCormick, Alejandro Ruiz, Marni Penning, Henry Kramer, Joy Jones, Nick DePinto, Bruce Alan Rauscher, Dave Fernandez, James Lewis.

©2019 Stephen Blackmoore (P)2019 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection, Volume 3

12 ratings

Summary

Ian Carmichael stars as Lord Peter Wimsey in these classic BBC radio dramatisations of Dorothy L Sayers' Golden Age crime novels. Gentleman detective Lord Peter Wimsey starred in a number of novels and short stories by Dorothy L Sayers. These full-cast adaptations - first broadcast on BBC radio between 1979 and 2010 - are cherished by crime aficionados worldwide. Murder Must Advertise sees Lord Peter going undercover in an advertising agency to investigate the death of a copywriter. The Nine Tailors finds the aristocratic detective stranded in a remote village, where he is drawn into a case of stolen jewels and an unidentified body. Gaudy Night takes place at Harriet Vane’s old Oxford college, where a series of spiteful pranks and poison-pen letters have torn apart the academic community. With Lord Peter’s help, can she uncover the perpetrator? In Busman’s Honeymoon, newlyweds Harriet and Peter have their marital bliss disturbed by a body in the basement - and are once again embroiled in a murder investigation. These evocative dramas also feature Allan Cuthbertson, Peter Jones, Joanna David and Sarah Badel.

©2018 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2018 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
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The Amber Spyglass

192 ratings

Summary

Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures begin in The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent amber spyglass. An assassin hunts her down. And Lord Asriel, with troops of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, a battle of strange allies and shocking sacrifice. As war rages and dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living, and the dead, finally comes to depend on two children and the simple truth of one simple story. The Amber Spyglass reveals that story, bringing Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials to an astonishing conclusion.

©2000 Philip Pullman (P)2001 Random House, Inc.

Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
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Hungry Ghosts [Dramatized Adaptation]

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Stephen Blackmoore's dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts. Necromancer Eric Carter's problems keep getting bigger. Bad enough he's the unwilling husband to the patron saint of death, Santa Muerte, but now her ex, the Aztec King of the dead, Mictlantecuhtli, has come back - and it turns out that Carter and he are swapping places. As Mictlantecuhtli breaks loose of his prison of jade, Carter is slowly turning to stone.  To make matters worse, both gods are trying to get Carter to assassinate the other. But only one of them can be telling him the truth and he can't trust either one. Carter's solution? Kill them both. If he wants to get out of this situation with his soul intact, he'll have to go to Mictlan, the Aztec land of the dead, and take down a couple of death gods while facing down the worst trials the place has to offer him: his own sins. Performed by Michael John Casey, Tia Shearer, Jacob Yeh, Zeke Alton, Terence Aselford, James Lewis, Nora Achrati, Eva Wilhelm, Maggie Donnelly, Kimberly Gilbert, Matthew Bassett, Bradley Smith, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Colleen Delany, James Konicek, Ken Jackson.

©2017 Stephen Blackmoore (P)2017 Graphic Audio, LLC

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The Divine Comedy

31 ratings

Summary

Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem.

Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue appears in the form of the venerable poet Virgil, now a shade himself, who offers to lead Dante on an odyssey through the afterlife, beginning in the terrifying depths of Hell.

Purgatorio: Dante is led up Mount Purgatory by his guide. They encounter numerous souls who have embarked on the same difficult journey - one that will eventually lead to their spiritual salvation.

Paradiso: Dante's journey comes to a glorious conclusion as he is led by Beatrice, through the spheres of Paradise and into the presence of God himself. As they ascend, they encounter a number of souls who have also achieved blessedness. Many years later, the older Dante reflects on the episodes from his life that have inspired his great poem.

©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

3 ratings

Summary

A gripping collection of 15 BBC Radio full-cast dramas written by Bert Coules, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original stories. In the 56 short stories and four novels Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about his great detective, how many times did Dr John Watson tantalise us with references to cases which were never written about in full? These original adventures flesh out those unrecorded cases to wonderful effect.  Clive Merrison plays the great sleuth himself, with Andrew Sachs in the role of Doctor Watson. The star casts include Tom Baker, Jane Asher, Tim West, Toyah Willcox, Lindsay Duncan and Mark Gatiss. The stories in this collection are: 'The Madness of Colonel Warburton' 'The Star of the Adelphi' 'The Saviour of Cripplegate Square' 'The Singular Inheritance of Miss Gloria Watson' 'The Abergavenny Murder' 'The Shameful Betrayal of Miss Emily Smith' 'The Tragedy of Hanbury Street' 'The Determined Client' 'The Striking Success of Miss Franny Blossom' 'Thirteen Watches' 'Peculiar Persecution of Mr John Vincent Harden' 'The Ferrers Documents' 'The Remarkable Performance of Mr Frederick Merridew' 'The Eyes of Horus' 'The Marlbourne Point Mystery'

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: Bert Coules
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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The Darkness of Sunnypoint

27 ratings

Summary

Exclusively on Audible. A Full-Cast Original Audio Drama for Ages 10 and Up. "For a small, pretty town, we are surprisingly good at providing the unusual, the unexpected, the uncanny...." Moving from the big city to the picturesque town of Sunnypoint seems perfect for Dillon and her mom. But the new house - a big, old Victorian - creeps Dillon out, especially the old trunk in the attic that seems to move by itself. As if that weren't bad enough, the tight-knit popular girls at her new school hate her instantly. Dillon finds solace with the quirky kids - Quinn, the film nerd, Birdie, the back-of-the-class wit, and Kumail, the history fanatic. Together they find a mysterious necklace in the trunk, and when Dillon wears it, all of her wishes seem to come true. For once the power may have shifted in her favor. When one of Dillon's wishes is taken too literally, though, Quinn disappears, and she can't seem to wish him back. And her mom is suddenly acting super weird. Digging into the history of the house and its original owner, the kids decide maybe it's time to explore some darker magic to find Quinn. To undo what they have unleashed, they will have to delve into the deepest, darkest secrets of Sunnypoint - and face the lurking evil head on. Welcome to Sunnypoint. Hope you enjoy your visit.

©2017 Breakthrough Entertainment, Inc. (P)2017 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: full cast
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
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Five Plays by Anton Chekhov

Summary

A collection of four of Chekhov's most popular dramas together with his unusual one-act comedy, The Boor, presented by members of The Online Stage. Program The Seagull - translated by George Calderon Uncle Vanya - translated by Marian Fell The Three Sisters - translated by Julius West The Cherry Orchard - translated by George Calderon The Boor - translated by Hilmar Baukage Produced by Elizabeth Klett. Featuring the voices of Andy Harrington, Leanne Yau, Elizabeth Chambers, Elizabeth Klett, Amanda Friday, Jeff Moon, David Prickett, Tovarisch, Ron Altman, Noel Badrian, Ben Stevens, Ted Wenskus, Denis Daly, Maureen Boutilier, Linda Barrans, Susan Iannucci, and Marty Kryz.

Public Domain (P)2018 The Online Stage

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The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020

Summary

The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2019, guest-edited by author of the mega-best-selling Outlander series Diana Gabaldon. Today’s fans of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to hear about spaceships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever - to illuminate what it means to be human. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and Diana Gabaldon, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today.

©2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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Nineteen Ninety Four & Nineteen Ninety-Eight

Summary

The complete first and second series of the Orwellian sitcom starring Robert Lindsay and David Threlfall.

In this parody of George Orwell’s dystopian classic, everyman Edward Wilson finds his life taking a sinister turn when he becomes embroiled in mysterious government machinations.

Nineteen Ninety-Four sees our hero hired by the Ministry of the Environment. Probing a strange incident in Cumbria, he learns more about Sellingfield - a new town watched over by the guardians of consumerism. As his knack for blunt honesty gets him noticed (though not in a good way), he is put up for promotion (without really knowing why), and before long Edward is in charge of the environment - but for how long?

Nineteen Ninety-Eight finds Edward trying to hang on to his girlfriend and dodging explosions. Forced to go on the run, he meets the Leopard, and soon his quest for truth becomes the Movement. But as Edward's allies are absorbed by Am Jap, he and Tabitha must finally face their foe, Colonel Brad. Is this the end of the line for the daring duo?

This funny, futuristic sitcom stars Robert Lindsay and David Threlfall as Edward, with a cast including Pam Ferris, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Mike Myers.

Written by Richard Turner and William Osborne

Produced by Nick Symons

Archive BA: Kevin Gordon

Starring Robert Lindsay (Nineteen Ninety-Four) and David Threlfall (Nineteen Ninety-Eight) as Edward. With Christopher Barr, Pam Ferris, Stephen Fry, David Goodland, Mark Knox, Hugh Laurie, Jenny Luckraft, Mike Myers, Siobhan Redmond, Paul Shearer, Steve Steen, Rebecca Stevens, Emma Thompson and Richard Turner

First broadcast BBC Radio 4: 23 March-27 April 1985 (Nineteen Ninety-Four), 28 March-9 May 1987 (Nineteen Ninety-Eight)

©2020 Richard Turner and William Osborne (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Shakespeare: The Complete Works

4 ratings

Summary

William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present Argo Classics, a historic catalogue of classic prose and verse read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. For the first time, the complete works of Shakespeare are available to download as one. This collection includes all 37 plays, four narrative poems and the sonnets. Performed by an incredible array of the 20th century’s greatest actors, Ian McKellen, Timothy West, Diana Rigg, Derek Jacobi, Roy Dotrice, Prunella Scales and many others can be heard in these recordings. All of the Shakespeare plays within the Argo Classics catalogue are performed by the Marlowe Dramatic Society and Professional Players. The Marlowe was founded in 1907 with a mission to focus on effective delivery of verse, respect the integrity of texts and rescue neglected plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries and the less performed plays of Shakespeare himself. The Marlowe has performed annually at Cambridge Arts Theatre since its opening in 1936 and continues to produce some of the finest actors of their generations.

Public Domain (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Julius Caesar

5 ratings

Summary

The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Julius Caesar to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition. Shakespeare may have written Julius Caesar as the first of his plays to be performed at the Globe in 1599. For it he turned to a key event in Roman history: Caesar's death at the hands of friends and fellow politicians. Renaissance writers disagreed over the assassination, seeing Brutus, a leading conspirator, as either hero or villain. Shakespeare's play keeps this debate alive. This new, unabridged audio recording of the well-respected edition of Shakespeare's classic--expertly produced by the Folger Theatre--is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

©1992 The Folger Shakespeare Library (P)2015 Simon and Schuster

Narrator: full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
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Homefront: An Expeditionary Force Audio Drama Special

469 ratings

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A full-cast performance of a thrilling new episode in the New York Times best-selling Expeditionary Force series. After the latest mission of the starship Flying Dutchman, Earth is safe not just for a year, but for hundreds of years. The ship’s weary crew wonders what they will do with their lives in peacetime, but the enemy has other plans, and there is danger on the Homefront. Starring Zachary Quinto, R.C. Bray, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, and everyone's favorite AI, Skippy the Magnificent, alongside a full cast. Includes plenty of pew-pew-pew, original sound composition, and maybe some singing by R.C. Bray. Produced by Odd Origin Media and Dagaz Media Executive Producer Greg Lawrence   Story by Craig Alanson Script by Craig Alanson and Jack Bowman Talent Director William Dufris Sound Director Fred Greenhalgh Associate Producer Casey Turner Dialogue edited by Jack Bowman Sound design by Jamie Mahaffey/The Mix Room and O'Shea Creative Media   Music by Jeroen Grommen  Check out exclusive bonus content at homefrontaudio.com.   Full cast includes Zachary Quinto, R.C. Bray, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, Peter Berkrot, Kym Dakin, Bill Dufris, Corey Gagne, Nimo Gandhi, Emily Grotz, Dalton S. Kimball, Austin Ku, Daniel Logan, John Dalton Logan, PJ Ochlan, Lisa Renee Pitts, Christopher Price, Michael Rafkin, Lisa Stathoplos, Casey Turner, Jennywren Walker, Marjolaine Whittlesey, Ashanti Williams, Jonathan Woodward, and Collin Young.

©2019 Craig Alanson, Dagaz Media, LLC, and Odd Origin Media Inc. (P)2019 Podium Audio

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Locke & Key

37 ratings

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Audie Award Finalist, Original Work, 2016 Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and words to life. A brutal and tragic event drives the Locke family from their home in California to the relative safety of their ancestral estate in Lovecraft, Massachusetts, an old house with powerful keys and fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. As siblings Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke discover the secrets of the old house, they also find that it's home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all.... Featuring performances by Haley Joel Osment (Entourage, The Sixth Sense), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Kate Mulgrew (Orange Is the New Black, Star Trek: Voyager), Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Stephen King (The Stand, 11-22-63), as well as a cast of more than 50 voice actors, this audio production preserves the heart-stopping impact of the graphic novel's astounding artwork through the use of richly imagined sound design and a powerful original score. *Locke & Key contains explicit language and adult situations.

©2014 Joe Hill (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant (Dramatized Adaptation)

3 ratings

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Some people are born boring. Some live boring. Some even die boring. Fred managed to do all three, and when he woke up as a vampire, he did so as a boring one. Timid, socially awkward, and plagued by self-esteem issues, Fred has never been the adventurous sort. One fateful night - different from the night he died, which was more inconvenient than fateful - Fred reconnects with an old friend at his high school reunion. This rekindled relationship sets off a chain of events thrusting him right into the chaos that is the parahuman world, a world with chipper zombies, truck driver wereponies, maniacal necromancers, ancient dragons, and now one undead accountant trying his best to “survive”.  Because even after it’s over, life can still be a downright bloody mess! Performed by Christopher Walker, Nora Achrati, Scott McCormick, Alejandro Ruiz, Bradley Smith, Carolyn Kashner, Ken Jackson, Terence Aselford, Richard Rohan, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Mort Shelby, Colleen Delany, Zeke Alton, Henry Kramer, Nanette Savard, and David Zitney.

©2014 Drew Hayes (P)2020 GraphicAudio

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Have a Nice Day

129 ratings

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Have a Nice Day features a live multi-cast script reading captured over two evenings in October of 2018 at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village.  Tony and Emmy Award-winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter - and possibly his life.  President David Murray starts the day in crisis. He’s lost control of Congress, has to decide whether to run for a second term, and his wife and teenage daughter are barely talking to him. What’s more, the Angel of Death has sent a rather inept “repo man” who is at the foot of his bed, giving him only one more day to live.  Cast members include Justin Bartha, Irene Bedard, Annette Bening, Chris Cafero, Dick Cavett, Auli'i Cravalho, Billy Crystal, Rachel Dratch, Darrell Hammond, Christopher Jackson, Robert King, Kevin Kline, and Robin Thede. 

©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC

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The News Quiz: Series 98

1 rating

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The complete 98th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp.  Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. Guests include; Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons, Andy Hamilton, Lucy Porter, Susan Calman and Desiree Burch.  Each week, the panellists discuss the week's top stories including Vladimir Putin's suggestion to log off from the World Wide Web, Theresa May's return to Brussels to discuss the backstop, and the Polar Vortex. Produced by Richard Morris.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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BBC Radio Shakespeare: A Collection of Six Tragedies

1 rating

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Six full-cast BBC Radio productions of Shakespeare's classic tragedies. Treachery, betrayal and fatal power struggles are among the themes of these six iconic productions of Shakespeare's timeless tragedies. Featuring all-star casts, they are introduced by Sir Richard Eyre. Hamlet Shakespeare's powerfully poetic tragedy of murder, madness and revenge stars Michael Sheen as the prince of Denmark, with Kenneth Cranham as Claudius and Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude. Macbeth In this notorious 'Scottish play', a lust for power and the prophecy of three witches transform a brave nobleman into a traitor and murderous tyrant. Ken Stott stars as Macbeth and Phyllis Logan as Lady Macbeth. King Lear The tragic consequences of evil triumphing over truth and of the vanity of old age, are set in motion when Lear banishes his favourite daughter, Cordelia, from court. Starring Corin Redgrave as King Lear, with David Troughton, Geraldine James and Robert Glenister. Othello Evil cunning perverts a once noble mind, as heroic General Othello is destroyed by both his own jealousy and the machinations of the devious Iago. Ray Fearon stars as Othello, with James Frain as Iago. Romeo and Juliet An updated version of Shakespeare's tragedy of feuding families and doomed love, set in modern Verona and starring Douglas Henshall as Romeo and Sophie Dahl as Juliet. Cymbeline When Cymbeline discovers his daughter Imogen's secret marriage to Posthumus, he banishes her husband. But Posthumus' boasts of his wife's chastity provoke lachimo to attempt her seduction. Bill Wallis stars as Cymbeline.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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You Do You

16 ratings

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Jump into Pride with Tan France (Queer Eye), Nikki Levy, and seven fabulous storytellers as they share true tales of exploring, embracing, and celebrating queer identity.  You Do You, produced especially for Pride Month, brings Audible Members a collection of uplifting, raw, and hilarious stories from queer actors, comedians, and personalities. Co-hosted by French-tuck aficionado and super-stylist Tan France and storytelling maven Nikki Levy, You Do You is a fierce, unfiltered celebration of LGBTQIA+ realness.  You’ll hear live stories from RuPaul’s Drag Race fave D.J. “Shangela” Pierce about seeking some Beyoncé healing after a fateful death-drop injury, Janine Brito (stand-up comedian and writer for Netflix’s One Day at a Time) who made a curious calendar purchase as a tween, and Emma Willmann (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) growing closer to her sister through heteronormative wedding planning.  You Do You also treats listeners to a sometimes-fun, sometimes-trying excursion to Dubai from YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous, a mischievous switcheroo orchestrated by Percy Rustomji, and a touching story about big life decisions from Nikki Levy herself. Closing it out is a deeply personal story that’s still sizzling with laughs from the magnificent Alexandra Billings of Amazon’s hit show Transparent.  So, celebrate yourself, don’t let anyone dull your sparkle, and dive in to the fabulous, funny stories in You Do You.  Featuring stories told live on stage from the following performers:  Janine Brito D.J. “Shangela” Pierce Emma Willmann Gigi Gorgeous Percy Rustomji Nikki Levy Alexandra Billings Co-hosted by: Tan France and Nikki Levy 

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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We, the Jury

50 ratings

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On the day before his 21st wedding anniversary, David Sullinger buried an ax in his wife's skull. Now, eight jurors must retire to the deliberation room and decide whether David committed premeditated murder - or whether he was a battered spouse who killed his wife in self-defense. Told from the perspective of over a dozen participants in a murder trial, We, the Jury examines how public perception can mask the ghastliest nightmares. As the jurors stagger toward a verdict, they must sift through contradictory testimony from the Sullinger's children, who disagree on which parent was Satan; sort out conflicting allegations of severe physical abuse, adultery, and incest; and overcome personal animosities and biases that threaten a fair and just verdict. Ultimately, the central figures in We, the Jury must navigate the blurred boundaries between bias and objectivity, fiction and truth.

©2018 Robert Rotstein (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: full cast
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Lolita in the Afterlife

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In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was published in the United States to immediate controversy and best-sellerdom. More than 60 years later, this phenomenal novel generates as much buzz as it did when originally published. Central to countless issues at the forefront of our national discourse - art and politics, race and whiteness, gender and power, sexual trauma - Lolita lives on, in an afterlife as blinding as a supernova. With original contributions from a stellar cast of prominent 21st-century writers and edited by the daughter of Lolita’s original publisher in America, Lolita in the Afterlife is a vibrant collection of sharp and essential modern pieces on this perennially provocative book. With contributions by: Robin Givhan • Aleksandar Hemon • Jim Shepard • Emily Mortimer • Laura Lippman • Erika L. Sánchez • Sarah Weinman • Andre Dubus III • Mary Gaitskill • Zainab Salbi • Christina Baker Kline • Ian Frazier • Cheryl Strayed • Sloane Crosley • Victor LaValle • Jill Kargman • Lila Azam Zanganeh • Roxane Gay • Claire Dederer • Jessica Shattuck • Stacy Schiff • Susan Choi • Kate Elizabeth Russell • Tom Bissell • Kira Von Eichel • Bindu Bansinath • Dani Shapiro • Alexander Chee • Lauren Groff • Morgan Jerkins Audiobook table of contents: "Witness for the Defense: My Father and Lolita" - by Emily Mortimer, read by the author "Véra and Lo" - by Stacy Schiff, read by Marisol Ramirez "On the Road with Humbert and Lolita" - by Ian Frazier, read by Paul Bellantoni "Ugly Beautiful" - by Roxane Gay, read by the author "Badge of Honor" - by Susan Choi, read by Rebecca Lowman "Watching the Detective" - by Laura Lippman, read by the author "Lolita Diary" - by Alexander Chee, read by Vikas Adam  "Delectatio Morosa" - by Lauren Groff, read by Rebecca Lowman "Lolita, #MeToo, and Myself"- by Morgan Jerkins, read by Marisol Ramirez "Lolita, Chamonix, France, 2018" - by Andre Dubus III, read by the author "The Showgirl Who Discovered Lolita" - by Sarah Weinman, read by the author "Fashion’s Lolita; Fragile, Subversive, and a Paean to White Femininity" - by Robin Givhan, read by Marisol Ramirez "Lolita and the Empathetic Imagination" - by Jim Shepard, read by the author "How Lolita Freed Me from My Own Humbert" - by Bindu Bansinath, read by the author "Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury" - by Christina Baker Kline, read by Rebecca Lowman "Charmed" - by Victor LaValle, read by Vikas Adam  "They Stay the Same Age" - by Sloane Crosley, read by the author "Dear Sugar" - by Cheryl Strayed, read by the author "What We Talk About When We Talk About Lolita" - by Lila Azam Zanganeh, read by Marisol Ramirez "Nabokov’s Rocking Chair: Lolita at the Movies" - by Tom Bissell, read by the author "Lo and Behold" - by Jill Kargman, read by the author "Acquiring Lolita’s Language" - by Aleksandar Hemon, read by Paul Bellantoni "Charlotte’s Complaint" - by Jessica Shattuck, read by the author "Lolita in the Time of Trigger Warnings" - by Erika L. Sánchez, read by Marisol Ramirez "Maison Nymphette" - by Kate Elizabeth Russell, read by the author "A Living Story of Lolita in Iraq" - by Zainab Salbi, read by the author "The Lollipop Room" - by Kira von Eichel, read by Rebecca Lowman "The Anti-Monster" - by Claire Dederer, read by Marisol Ramirez "Lolita in Lockdown" - by Dani Shapiro, read by the author "I Cannot Get Out Said the Starling" - by Mary Gaitskill, read by Rebecca Lowman

©2021 Respective authors of all material within (P)2021 Random House Audio

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Brave New World

8 ratings

Summary

A gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Aldous Huxley's classic dystopian novel.

It's 2116, and Bernard Marx and Helmholtz Watson are token rebels in an irretrievably corrupted society where promiscuity is the norm, eugenics a respectable science, and morality turned upside down. There is no poverty, crime or sickness - but no creativity, art or culture either. Human beings are merely docile citizens: divided into castes, brainwashed and controlled by the state and dependent on the drug soma for superficial gratification.

Into this sterile society comes an outsider, John - a man born into squalor and suffering, but raised on The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, a book which has shaped his entire life. When he discovers that treasured ideals such as love mean nothing in this 'brave new world', where romance is ridiculous, marriage shocking and parenthood shameful, John's world is shattered - and his reaction will show Bernard and Helmholtz what rebellion really means....

Based on Aldous Huxley's 1932 masterpiece, widely considered one of the greatest novels of all time, this chilling dramatisation set in a futuristic totalitarian society stars Jonathan Coy, Justin Salinger, Milton Lopes and Anton Lesser. Running time: 2 hours

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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Letters to the Earth

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A profound, powerful and moving collection of 100 letters from around the world responding to the climate crisis, introduced by Emma Thompson and lovingly illustrated by CILIP award winner Jackie Morris. How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? How can we explain to our children, and to ourselves, what the future of our planet might look and feel like? Letters to the Earth is the beginning of a new conversation. One that attempts to answer some of these questions by listening to the voices of parents and children; politicians and poets; songwriters and scientists. Gathering together over 100 letters written in response to a callout from Culture Declares Emergency, each entry begins to give language to the unspeakable and shows how our collective power is present when we are ready to slow down and listen to each other. It’s natural to feel worried or concerned about what the future of the earth holds. These letters are an opportunity to reflect on our connection to the planet and the way it faithfully sustains us. But they are also an opportunity to act, to respond to this crisis. To put pen to paper and make your voice heard. Includes contributions from activist Yoko Ono, actor Mark Rylance, poet Kae Tempest, actor Mark Rylance, author Laline Paull, illustrator of The Lost Words Jackie Morris, novelist Anna Hope, environmental writer Jay Griffiths and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.  This audiobook includes performances from over 60 actors, authors and activists, including:  Emma Thompson  Mark Rylance Andrew Scott  Juliet Stevenson  Caroline Lucas MP  Alex Lawther  Kae Tempest  Lee Ross Matthew Todd  Jumoke Fashola  Dr Gail Bradbrook  Jackie Morris  Morfydd Clark  Danny Sapani  Hannah Scott Paapa Essiedu Anna Hope  Greg Hicks  Sudha Bhuchar  Tyrone Huggins  and the Youth Strikers   The full cast also includes: Jo McInness, Jay Griffiths, Kay Michael, Jennifer Lim, Greg Hicks, Freya Manor, Leah Brotherhead, Isla Lee, Dolly Webb, Nia Towle, Chirag Lobo, Charlie Beck, Kiki May, Daniela Torres Perez, Justice Savage, Simreth Child, Olivia Dowd, Jessica Hayles, Jem Bendell, Hairkiran Dhingra, Simon McBurney, Sylvian, Stephen Dillane, Nimmi, Mickey Lyndon, Nicola Espitalier Noel, Joy Elias-Rilwan, Colin Brown, Jumoke Fashola, Jessica Siân, Matthew Todd, Blythe Pepino, Dr Martin Shaw, Azul-Valerie Thomé, Naomi Wirthner, Ashby Martin, Tia Khodabocus, Dr Rupert Read, Mairéad Godber, Toni Spencer, Mina Andala, Paul-Ryan Carberry, Saba da Silva, Luzmira Zerpa, Farhana Yamin, and Sudha Bhuchar.   © 2019 Emma Thompson, Daniel Joyce, Tilly Lunken, Jenny Ngugi, Laline Paull, Ottilie. Neser, Kayden Van Veldhoven, Sally Jane Hole, Jem Bendell, Niamh McCarthy, Simon Jay, Agnes Homer, Cate Chapman, Ella Crowley, Liz Darcy Jones, Simon McBurney, Ollie Barnes, Jackie Morris, Professor Stefan Rahmstorf, Tabitha Ravula, Stuart Capstick, Nicola Espitalier Noel, Jessica Tagg art Rose, Elliotte Mitchell, Joanna Pocock, Daniela Torres Perez, Tyrone Huggins, Haydon Bushell, Rob Cowen, Christopher Nicholson, Isobel Bruning, Saibh Da Silva, Justin Roughley, Clare Crossman, Mary Benefiel, Jessica Siân, Lindsay Clarke, Veronika Schmidinger, Anna Hope, Blythe Pepino, Jo Baker, Katie Skiffington, Jay Griffiths, Ann Lowe, Polly Higgins, Claire Rousell, Nathan Bindoff, Emma Cameron, Evie Morrison Hoare, Tia Khodabocus, Tamara von Werthern, Bridget MacKenzie, Harriet Hulme, Dr Rupert Read, Steve Waters, Molly Wingate, Bob Langton, Eva Geraghty, Kerala Irwin, Mark Rylance, Mairéad Godber, Renato Redentor Constantino, Nivya Stephen, Luke Jackson, Toni Spencer, Ashby Martin, Dr Gail Bradbrook, Hannah Palmer, Marian Greaves, Mike Prior, Minnie Rahman, Tamara Ashley, Casper Taylor, Professor Julia Steinberger, Luca Chantler, Caroline Lucas MP, Megan. Murray-Pepper, Silvia Rodriguez, Lilli Hearsey, Trilby Rose, Eve Houston, Fiona Glen, Dulcie Deverell and Edi Rouse, Bishop Rosa dos Santos Bassotto, Farhana Yamin, Claire Rousell, Harkiran S. S. Dhingra. Music © ‘I’m Going to Lift My People Up’ 2019 The Fire Choir, led by Blythe Pepino; ‘Turtle Dove’ 2019 Lee Ross; ‘One Love’ 2019 Jarvis Smith at the Rally for the Imagination, Youth Strike 4 Climate, 20th September, organised by Culture Declares, Music Declares, and Architects Declare; ‘Power’ 2019 The Fire Choir, led by Blythe Pepino.  

©2019 Emma Thompson (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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The Golden Compass

486 ratings

Summary

His Dark Materials is now an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James Mcavoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda!  The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time”.  Philip Pullman takes listeners to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach. Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal - including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other.... A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. A Number One New York Times Best Seller Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction Published in 40 Countries "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past 20 years." (The Washington Post) "Very grand indeed." (The New York Times) "Pullman is quite possibly a genius." (Newsweek) Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials, the Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage The Secret Commonwealth 

©1995 Philip Pullman (P)1999 Random House, Inc.

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Les Miserables

4 ratings

Summary

Joss Ackland, Roger Allam, and Leslie Phillips star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel.

When poverty drives Jean Valjean to steal a loaf of bread from a baker’s window, it is an action that will haunt him for the rest of his life. A citizen of postrevolutionary France, he is sentenced to nineteen years’ hard labour. On his release his fortunes change, and he becomes a respectable businessman and member of society - and yet his past continues to dog him in the form of the sadistic Inspector Javert, who seems determined to pursue Valjean to the grave.

A student uprising is gaining momentum in Paris, and barricades are being built around the city. Valjean’s adopted daughter, Cosette, has fallen in love with the young revolutionary Marius, and the lives of all three are in peril unless they can flee to safety.

Some of the most significant moments in nineteenth century history form the backdrop for Victor Hugo’s powerful story, in which love and heroism march in the face of poverty and social injustice.

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: Victor Hugo
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
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Lincoln in the Bardo

142 ratings

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Winner of the 2018 Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented   February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved 11-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery.  “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,” the president says at the time. “God has called him home.” Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state—called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo—a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul.   Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction’s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?   The 166-person full cast features award-winning actors and musicians, as well as a number of Saunders’ family, friends, and members of his publishing team, including, in order of their appearance:      Nick Offerman as Hans Vollman David Sedaris as Roger Bevins III Carrie Brownstein as Isabelle Perkins George Saunders as The Reverend Everly Thomas Miranda July as Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford Lena Dunham as Elise Traynor Ben Stiller as Jack Manders Julianne Moore as Jane Ellis Susan Sarandon as Mrs. Abigail Blass Bradley Whitford as Lt. Cecil Stone Bill Hader as Eddie Baron Megan Mullally as Betsy Baron Rainn Wilson as Percival “Dash” Collier Jeff Tweedy as Captain William Prince Kat Dennings as Miss Tamara Doolittle Jeffrey Tambor as Professor Edmund Bloomer Mike O’Brien as Lawrence T. Decroix Keegan-Michael Key as Elson Farwell Don Cheadle as Thomas Havens Patrick Wilson as Stanley “Perfesser” Lippert With Kirby Heyborne as Willie Lincoln, Mary Karr as Mrs. Rose Milland, and Cassandra Campbell as Your Narrator     Praise for the audiobook “Lincoln in the Bardo sets a new standard for cast recordings in its structure, in its performances, and in its boldness. Now, let's see who answers the challenge.” (Chicago Tribune) “Like the novel, the audiobook breaks new ground in what can be accomplished through a story. It helps that there’s not a single bad note in the cast of a whopping 166 people. It’s also the rare phenomenon of an audiobook being a completely different experience compared to the novel. Even if you’ve read the novel, the audiobook is worth a listen (and vice versa). The whole project pushes the narrative form forward.” (A.V. Club) “The result is an auditory experience unlike any other, where the awareness of individual voices disappears while the carefully calibrated soundscape summons a metaphysical masterpiece. This is a tour de force of audiobook production, and a dazzling realization of Saunders’ unique authorial structure.” (Booklist) “The finished audiobook’s tapestry of voices perfectly mirrors the novel.” (Entertainment Weekly)

©2017 George Saunders (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Paradise Lost

12 ratings

Summary

Sir Ian McKellen stars as Milton in this dramatised retelling of John Milton's epic poem about the fall of man. Milton's biblical masterpiece, first published in 1667, is one of English literature's most seminal works. Straddling three worlds - heaven, hell and earth - it tells the gripping story of fallen angel Satan's rebellion against God, his temptation of Adam and Eve and their subsequent expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Written to 'justify the ways of God to men', it aimed to show what caused mankind's fall and the consequences for the world, both bad and good. By reaching back to the beginning of time, Milton hoped to discover the events that had led to the political and societal upheaval of his own era - as well as using allegory to ask powerful questions about authority, government, tyranny and disobedience. In this brand-new dramatisation, Milton himself (Sir Ian McKellen) is the blind narrator grieving the loss of his wife, played by Frances Barber. Also starring Simon Russell Beale as Satan, and adapted by award-winning poet and broadcaster Michael Symmons Roberts, this enthralling drama is a vital piece of storytelling with striking parallels to contemporary events.  Cast and credits:     Milton........................Sir Ian McKellen  Elizabeth........................Frances Barber  Satan........................Simon Russell Beale  Beelzebub........................Jonathan Keeble  Adam........................Ashley Margolis  Eve........................Emily Pithon  Christ........................David Seddon  Raphael........................Conrad Nelson  God........................Russell Dixon  All other parts were played by members of the company.  Written by John Milton. Dramatised by Michael Symmons Roberts. Produced and directed by Susan Roberts.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: John Milton
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
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The Bayeux Tapestry

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A combination of verse from Simon Armitage and prose from Jeff Young lends a voice to the chain of events depicted on the famous Bayeux Tapestry. This production chronicles the history surrounding the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and the ascension of Duke William of Normandy to the English throne.  Harold, Duke of Wessex, takes the English throne, despite Edward the Confessor's wish that William Duke of Normandy should be his heir. Seeking retribution, William sails to England and heads his troops towards Hastings, where the battle eventually concludes with Harold's death by an arrow shot to the eye. Poetry and prose are interspersed with war correspondent-style reports on the action. As the royal dukes ponder their lot, assorted commoners of the day discuss fear, heroism and grief.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Category: History, Europe
Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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The 99p Challenge: Series 1-5

Summary

Starring the cream of UK writer/performers and comedians over its lifetime, including Simon Pegg, Sue Perkins, Miranda Hart, Nick Frost, Bill Bailey and Armando Iannucci, this is the complete and utter award-winning silly panel game that's not about music, sport, advertising or hats.

The show was written by the writers of Friday Night Armistice and Black Books and was described by The Guardian as “good enough to be the successor to I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue".

Plus bonus series King Stupid that launched the whole thing, starring Sue Perkins, Simon Pegg, Morwenna Banks and Peter Baynham, the brains behind I'm Alan Partridge and Sacha Baron-Cohen's cowriter.

Hear them as they spend a whole series trying to decide which stall they'd like to see at a village fete and decide it's a toss-up between Paint the Face of a Child on a Tiger stall and a Get the Angry Bear Down from the Cross competition. Meanwhile, they'll be discussing such vital issues as how to beat crime and how to sip coffee through a sausage, and they'll also be pondering the question "if an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what does a watermelon a minute do?"

©2018 Kevin Cecil, Andy Riley (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio

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Four Hundred Souls

11 ratings

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A chorus of extraordinary voices comes together to tell one of history’s great epics: the 400-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present - edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire. The story begins in 1619 - a year before the Mayflower - when the White Lion disgorges “some 20-and-odd Negroes” onto the shores of Virginia, inaugurating the African presence in what would become the United States. It takes us to the present, when African Americans, descendants of those on the White Lion and a thousand other routes to this country, continue a journey defined by inhuman oppression, visionary struggles, stunning achievements, and millions of ordinary lives passing through extraordinary history.  Four Hundred Souls is a unique one-volume “community” history of African Americans. The editors, Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, have assembled 90 brilliant writers, each of whom takes on a five-year period of that 400-year span. The writers explore their periods through a variety of techniques: historical essays, short stories, personal vignettes, and fiery polemics. They approach history from various perspectives: through the eyes of towering historical icons or the untold stories of ordinary people; through places, laws, and objects. While themes of resistance and struggle, of hope and reinvention, course through the book, this collection of diverse pieces from 90 different minds, reflecting 90 different perspectives, fundamentally deconstructs the idea that Africans in America are a monolith - instead it unlocks the startling range of experiences and ideas that have always existed within the community of Blackness.  This is a history that illuminates our past and gives us new ways of thinking about our future, written by the most vital and essential voices of our present.  Read by a full cast, including: Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Amir Abdullah, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Kristen Ariza, Dashawn Barnes, Joshua Bennett, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Andre Blake, Torian Brackett, Donte Bonner, Mahogany L. Browne, Ron Butler, Kellie Carter-Jackson, Brianna Collette, Karen Chilton, Sean Crisden, Keith David, Angela Y. Davis, William DeMerrit, Leonard Dozier, Robin Eller, Kevin R. Free, James Fouhey, Alicia Garza, Dion Graham, Danai Gurira, Jerome Harmann-Hardeman, Jamal Henderson, Ethan Herisse, Susan Heyward, Cary Hite, Dominic Hoffman, Sherrilyn Ifill, James Monroe Iglehart, JD Jackson, Zainab Jah, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Sullivan Jones, Peter Francis James, Terrence Kidd, January LaVoy, Adam Lazarre-White, Keylor Leigh, Nicole Lewis, Dennis Logan, Chante McCormick, Desmond Manny, Jesus Martinez, Heather McGhee, Sheryl Mebane, Robin Miles, Karen Murray, Soneela Nankani, Leon Nixon, Soledad O’Brien, Leslie Odom, Jr., Adenrele Ojo, Genesis Oliver, Prentice Onayemi, Tovah Ott, Morgan Parker, Imani Parks, Lisa Renee Pitts, Imani Jade Powers, Rhett Samuel Price, Bill Quinn, Phylicia Rashad, David Sadzin, Joshua David Scarlett, Heather Alicia Simms, Shayna Small, Patricia Smith, Marisha Tapera, Tashi Thomas, Damian Thompson, TL Thompson, Ella Turenne, Bahni Turpin, Anita Welch, Jade Wheeler, Samira Wiley, Zenzi Williams, Mirron Willis, Andia Winslow, Kai Wright, and with co-editors Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain 

©2021 Respective authors of all material within (P)2021 Random House Audio

Narrator: full cast
Category: History, Americas
Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
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Obsidio

105 ratings

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From best-selling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mold and has been called "stylistically mesmerizing" and "out-of-this-world-awesome".  Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza - but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion?  Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys - an old flame from Asha's past - reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken. A Kirkus Reviews best book of 2018.

©2018 Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (P)2018 Listening Library

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BBC Radio Shakespeare

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BBC Radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard.

Raging storms and rich beautiful music combine to magical effect in this production of Shakespeare's allegorical last play, where mystical forces work to restore harmony and order to an estranged community.

Revitalised, original, and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.

©2001 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2001 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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Maeve Binchy: Collected Stories

2 ratings

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A collection of full-cast dramatisations and readings from the best-selling author.

Maeve Binchy was one of Britain's best-loved storytellers, and this compilation of her finest fiction, as heard on BBC Radio, demonstrates all the warmth, wit and compassion that made her so popular.

Firefly Summer is a moving, humorous novel about a sleepy Irish town facing monumental change, dramatised in six parts, with a full cast including David Soul and Lorcan Cranitch.

No Nightingales, No Snakes features full-cast dramatisations of five Maeve Binchy short stories, with a distinguished cast including Niamh Cusack, Sam Dale and Harry Towb.

The Garden Party contains four short stories specially commissioned for BBC Radio 4, read by Niamh Cusack, Dervla Kirwan, Doreen Hepburn and Stella McCusker.

The Homecoming comprises four more stories exclusively written for BBC Radio 4, read by Sean Campion, Joanna Myers, Patricia Hodge and Kate Binchy.

Dealing with families, friendship, love, loss, sorrow and joy, these stories will delight all Maeve Binchy fans.

Duration: six hours approx.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory

19 ratings

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From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love - the best and worst thing in the universe Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In “A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion”, a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. “Missed Connection - m4w” is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. And in “More of the You That You Already Are”, a struggling employee at a theme park of dead presidents finds that love can’t be genetically modified.  Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (and both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability.  Audiobook Table of Contents:  "Salted Circus Cashews, Swear to God" read by Raphael Bob-Waksberg  "short stories" read by Baron Vaughn, James Urbaniak, Kimiko Glenn, Colman Domingo, and Natalie Morales  "Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion" read by Raúl Esparza "Missed Connection - m4w" read by Colman Domingo  "The Serial Monogamist’s Guide to Important New York City Landmarks" read by Natalie Morales  "We Men of Science" read by James Urbaniak  "Lies We Told Each Other (a partial list)" read by Kimiko Glenn and Raúl Esparza  "These Are Facts" read by Will Brill  "Lunch with the Person Who Dumped You" read by Stephanie Beatriz  "Rufus." read by Baron Vaughn  "Rules for Taboo" read by Will Brill and Emma Galvin "Up-and-Comers" read by Stephanie Beatriz  "Move across the country." read by Colman Domingo  "You Want to Know What Plays Are Like?" read by Emma Galvin  "the poem" read by Nicholas Gonzalez  "The Average of All Possible Things" read by Kimiko Glenn  "More of the You That You Already Are" read by Nicholas Gonzalez  "We will be close on Friday 18 July" read by Raphael Bob-Waksberg 

©2019 Raphael Bob-Waksberg (P)2019 Random House Audio

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Charles Paris: The Dead Side of the Mic

3 ratings

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Actor and reluctant sleuth Charles Paris is facing chaos on the domestic front. He’s lodging with his ex-wife Frances, and now their pregnant daughter has moved in as well. It’s all a bit much....

So he is over the moon when he lands a job on the BBC Radio Rep - but the ink is barely dry on his contract when a murder takes place in Broadcasting House. A young female studio manager is found dead in an editing suite, and Charles steps in to investigate.

With a distinguished cast including Bill Nighy as Charles Paris, Suzanne Burden as Frances, and featuring Charlotte Green as herself, this four-part drama, adapted by Jeremy Front, is sheer listening pleasure.

Written by Jeremy Front, based on the novel by Simon Brett. 

©2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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The Immigrants

1 rating

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This is a love story of great beauty and great tenderness, the kind of love story that entangles the listener in the lives of the characters, so that after the story is over, one continues to live with those characters. And fortunately, the listener will not have to say farewell to these characters. The Immigrants is complete in itself, an absorbing novel of high adventure, romance, joy and tragedy. But it is also the first in a series that will tell the story of three Californian families over the course of the 20th century.

©1982 Howard Fast (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: full cast
Author: Howard Fast
Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
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The Trial of the Chicago 7: The Official Transcript

11 ratings

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The classic account of one of the most infamous and entertaining trials in recent American history comes thrillingly to life in this multi-voiced presentation of the courtroom transcripts that inspired the Aaron Sorkin film, featuring a full cast of acclaimed narrators led by J.K. Simmons, Jeff Daniels, Chris Jackson, John Hawkes, Chris Chalk, Luke Kirby, Corey Stoll, Norbert Leo Butz, and George Newbern. In the fall of 1969, eight prominent anti-Vietnam War activists were put on trial for conspiring to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. One of the eight, Black Panther cofounder Bobby Seale, was literally bound and gagged in court by order of the judge, Julius Hoffman, and his case was separated from that of the others. The activists, who included Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, and Tom Hayden, and their attorneys, William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass, insisted that the First Amendment was on trial. Their witnesses were a virtual who’s who of the 1960s counterculture: Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Norman Mailer, among them. The defendants constantly interrupted to protest what they felt were unfair rulings by the judge. The trial became a circus, all the while receiving intense media coverage. The convictions that resulted were subsequently overturned on appeal, but the trial remained a political and cultural touchstone, a mirror of the deep divisions in the country.  The Trial of the Chicago 7 consists of the highlights from trial testimony with a brief epilogue describing what later happened to the principal figures. The courtroom’s electrifying proceedings are recreated by an ensemble of acclaimed narrators giving voice to the trial’s unforgettable cast of characters. This dynamic audio program brilliantly captures the urgency and unpredictability of the courtroom setting, taking listeners back to a turning point in our nation’s history, the outsize personalities at the center of the struggle, and their powerful words that still resonate today.  The cast also includes Michael Boatman, Jay O. Sanders, Holter Graham, Jonathan Todd Ross, Corey Brill, Gibson Frazier, Pete Simonelli, Vikas Adam, Angelo Di Loreto, Lisa Flanagan, Kathe Mazur, and Jacques Roy. The book’s coauthor Mark L. Levine reads his Preface, and film director Aaron Sorkin reads his Foreword.

©1970, 2020 Mark L. Levine, George C. McNamee, and Daniel L. Greenberg Foreword ©2020 Aaron Sorkin. The complete trial transcript in the case of United States vs. Dellinger, et al., is in the public domain. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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A Guy Walks into My Bar

25 ratings

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A passionate, utterly addictive stand-alone M/M romance from number one NYT best seller Lauren Blakely performed with duet narration by Shane East and Joe Arden as the two witty, charming, and sexy heroes!   Every bartender should follow one simple rule - don't go home with the customers. That’s been easy for me to stick to, until the night a cocky, confident, and sinfully charming hockey star walks into my bar. This sexy athlete is too hard to resist, especially when he makes it clear how much he wants the “sarcastic, witty, hot AF” guy behind the bar - also known as me. Still, I’m not keen on breaking my own rules since I know where that can lead - no place good.   But when that man makes his case with one bone-searing kiss on the streets of London, I throw resistance out the window. What could go wrong with a hot, no-strings-attached fling before he leaves town in five days?   Trouble is, soon our nights together lead to days, to long conversations, to getting to know each other, and to something I never expected - falling ridiculously hard for a man who’s getting on a plane to America when I live a world away.   My life is here. His is there. And no amount of falling or feeling will change that one big problem.    Performed with a full supporting cast including: Vanessa Edwin, Emma Wilder, Ron Butler, Jakobi Diem, Zachary Webber, Vikas Adam, Maxine Mitchell, Stella Hunter, and with a special appearance from Sebastian York.

©2020 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2020 Little Dog Press

Category: Romance, LGBTQ+
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
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Too Many Carrots

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Rabbit loves carrots a little too much. In fact, his carrots are crowding him out of his cozy burrow. When his friends offer to help, they're just asking for trouble - a lot of trouble!  This charming children's story shows how friendships get us over the rough spots in life, even if the going gets a little bumpy. It’s the perfect springtime, Easter-time, anytime tale.

©2018 Katy Hudson (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: full cast
Author: Katy Hudson
Length: 8 mins
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The Inspector Chen Mysteries

2 ratings

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Nine BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations of the crime novels of Qiu Xiaolong, set in Shanghai. Starring Jamie Zubairi as Chief Inspector Chen Cao, an astute young policeman with twin passions for food and poetry. Through thrilling crime drama, these nine mysteries paint a portrait of modern life in communist China, depicting traditional Shanghai life amidst the old alleyways and how it is rapidly changing with modernisation.  Death of a Red Heroine: Shanghai, May 1990. The body of a national model worker is found in Baili Canal. Academic turned detective Chen Cao now heads up the Special Case Squad, an assignment that brings political scrutiny with every move.  A Loyal Character Dancer: When a former dancer and party loyalist at the heart of a people smuggling operation to the USA goes missing, Inspector Chen is under political pressure to find her, tactfully host a young female US Marshall, and find the connection with a grisly Triad murder.  When Red Is Black: When Chen agrees to do a translation job for a property developer, he is given a laptop, a 'little secretary' to provide for his every need, and medical care for his mother. There are, it seems, no strings attached...and then the murder of a dissident writer is reported.  A Case of Two Cities: When the head of the Shanghai anti-corruption squad is found dead in compromising circumstances, Inspector Chen is drafted in as 'Special Envoy to the Emperor with an Imperial Sword'.  Red Mandarin Dress: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Shanghai, but Chen is otherwise engaged on a high-level corruption case. With bodies appearing at the rate of one a week, the homicide team is in desperate need of help.  The Mao Case: It's a dangerous and politically sensitive case for Inspector Chen when he is asked to investigate the sudden change of fortune of the granddaughter of Chairman Mao's mistress. Don’t Cry, Tai Lake: Chen's lakeside holiday is interrupted by the violent death of the boss of the Wuxi Number One Chemical Company. Will his blossoming relationship with a young environmental engineer compromise his covert investigation?  Enigma of China: Inspector Chen is called in to oversee the investigation into the death of the Director of The Shanghai Development Committee while under house arrest. He has to negotiate the power of the Party, an internet campaign and a new potential romance. Shanghai Redempton: Inspector Chen finds himself 'promoted' sideways from the Shanghai Police Bureau, before narrowly escaping a nightclub trap and exposing a web of financial and sexual corruption.  Dramatised by Joy Wilkinson and John Harvey. Directed by David Hunter and Toby Swift.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: Qiu Xiaolong
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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An Alien Affair

1 rating

Summary

What on Earth are the Voltarians up to now? Fast cars...and fast women. Start your engines! Voltarian Royal Officer Jettero Heller is putting the pedal to the metal - and the action is about to shift into high gear. Behind the wheel of his souped-up Caddy, Heller’s in a race against time - not to mention against suicide car bombers and accelerator bullets - and the fate of his top-secret mission hangs in the balance. But his greatest challenge is yet to come: a fight to the death high atop the Empire State Building.  Meanwhile, Heller’s sworn enemy, Soltan Gris, has his own battles to fight...and he’s learning that sometimes love hurts. Especially in the hands of a couple of sadistic sweethearts named Miss Pinch and Candy - girls who really get under his skin. When all is said and done, his only recourse is plastic surgery. But the operation takes a wicked turn, leaving him with more than he bargained for. Much, much more. Just call him Mr. Big Stuff.  People of Earth take note: There is nothing more seductive, more tantalizing, or more terrifying than An Alien Affair. “The granddaddy of all series.” (Los Angeles Times)

©1986 L. Ron Hubbard (P)1986 L. Ron Hubbard

Narrator: full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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Daunt & Dervish

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All four series of the jaunty crime drama featuring two ex-spies who set up a private detective agency London,1953. Josephine Daunt and Susan Dervish both worked for the Ministry of Defence during the Second World War, doing top-secret, highly dangerous espionage work. But in peacetime, they find themselves without a job and feeling useless. Determined to put their talents to good use, they decide to set up a detective agency, with the help of former private eye Bill Mackie. From their Covent Garden office, they handle a steady flow of business. But the ladies’ lives really become exciting when they rescue a woman from drowning – only to discover that she’s not what she seems. Soon, the daring duo are caught up in all manner of challenging cases, including a sporting assignment involving a priest and an Olympic boxing hopeful, a request to bid on a Monet that takes them on a trail across the Channel, a commission to investigate film actress Belinda Lane and a theft at a fashion designer’s workshop that leads them into a world of Teddy boys, political machinations and murder.... Guy Meredith's light-hearted crime series stars Anna Massey as Josephine Daunt, while Imelda Staunton, Frances Barber and Sylvestra Le Touzel play Susan Dervish. Bill Paterson and Sean Scanlan co-star as Bill Mackie. Written by Guy Meredith. Format by Imelda Staunton and Anna Massey. Series 1 produced by Cherry Cookson and directed by Janet Whitaker. Series 2-4 produced and directed by Colin Guthrie. Clarinet played by Julian Stringle (Series 3, Episode 1).

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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The Socratic Dialogues: Early Period, Volume 1

9 ratings

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Here are the Socratic Dialogues presented as Plato designed them to be - living discussions between friends and protagonists, with the personality of Socrates himself coming alive as he deals with a host of subjects, from justice and inspiration to courage, poetry and the gods. Plato's Socratic Dialogues provide a bedrock for classical Western philosophy. For centuries they have been read, studied and discussed via the flat pages of books, but the ideal medium for them is the spoken word. Some are genuine dialogues while some are dialogues reported by a narrator supposedly at a later date. Ukemi Audiobooks presents all of the Socratic Dialogues in a series of recordings divided into Early Period (Volumes 1 & 2), Middle Period (Volumes 1 & 2) and Late Period (Volume 1) - based on their likely composition by Plato. This opening volume starts with perhaps the most famous speech, The Apology, Socrates' doomed defence against the charge of heresy and corrupting the young. It is followed by Crito, in which Socrates' friend offers to spirit him out of Athens to avoid execution. Among the others are discussions on Courage (Laches), and Friendship (Lysis). The role of Socrates is taken by David Rintoul, a widely admired and experienced audiobook reader who studied philosophy at university before taking a different path to RADA, TV, theatre and film. He is joined by a broad range of readers, most known to Audible listeners. Each Dialogue is prefaced with a short introduction to set the scene for newcomers to Plato. Translation: Benjamin Jowett.

Public Domain (P)2017 Ukemi Audiobooks

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Camp Red Moon

6 ratings

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Creepy fun for ages 9-12! Camp nights or camp frights?  Every sleepaway camp promises memories that last a lifetime. But the memories from Camp Red Moon might give you nightmares!  The campfire appears to dim when the moon turns blood red and strange creatures prowl the forest.  Do you find a total lookalike at camp? Is it coincidence or is he a shapeshifter trying to take over your life?  Why don't your competitors at the robotics competition seem exactly...human?  And why do campers do anything to avoid Cabin 6?  The master of the scary story, R.L. Stine, has handpicked a staff of storytelling counselors - Dan Poblocki, Ellen Oh, and Justin Reynolds - to help him tell the creepy campfire stories that swirl around Camp Red Moon.  No matter how bright the campfire, get ready for some CHILLS!  

©2019 R.L. Stine (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Author: R. L. Stine
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
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The Socratic Dialogues Middle Period, Volume 2

4 ratings

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The remarkable range of Plato's Dialogues is vividly demonstrated by these three works. It opens with Phaedrus, a highly personal discussion between Socrates (David Rintoul) and the young, love-struck Phaedrus (Gunnar Cauthery). They go for a walk outside the walls of Athens and, under a plane tree by the banks of the Ilissus, talk about love - erotic and 'Platonic'. Socrates endeavours to steer Phaedrus away from infatuation and show him that real love is based on concern for the beloved while also delivering a pointed criticism against lack of clarity in thought and expression! The subject of Cratylus is the meaning and etymology of names and words - a Dialogue unlike any other. Why is Zeus called Zeus? What is the origin of the names of Pallas Athene, Poseidon, Uranus? And how did psuche come to mean 'soul' and soma body? Attic Greek, the Greek of Plato's day, is prominent here, and care has been taken in the appropriate pronunciation for this recording. Finally, there is Parmenides, often regarded as the most challenging of all the Dialogues. Cephalus (Laurence Kennedy) repeats a discussion he heard between Socrates, Zeno and Parmenides as Socrates defends pluralist views and the theory of forms against monism. Translation by Benjamin Jowett.

Public Domain (P)2017 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Author: Plato
Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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The Way of Shadows (2 of 2) [Dramatized Adaptation]

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For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art - and he is the city's most accomplished artist. For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums and learned to judge people quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint. But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics - and cultivate a flair for death. Performed by Dylan Lynch, David Coyne, Eric Messner, Ren Casey, Ken Jackson, Christopher Graybill, Michael Glenn, Terence Aselford, Tim Getman, Elizabeth Jernigan, Richard Rohan, Colleen Delany, Johann Dettweiler, Thomas Penny, Joe Brack, Casie Platt, Nanette Savard, Lily Beacon, Laura Quinn, Mort Shelby, James Lewis, Scott McCormick, Yazmin Tuazon.

©2008 Brent Weeks (P)2010 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Sarah Millican's Support Group

3 ratings

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Award-winning comedian Sarah Millican plays Sarah, life counsellor and modern-day agony aunt in the collected first two series of this BBC Radio 4 comedy.

Solving the nation's problems with her support group, she wants you to live life to the utmost, and she's got tons of ideas of how to help. In the same way as the busybody at the end of your street who knows everything, and supported by her team of experts (local cabbie Terry and self-qualified counsellor Marion), Sarah dishes out advice whether you want to hear it or not and tackles the nation's problems head-on, dishing out real advice for real people.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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Letters of Note: Love

1 rating

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A compilation of remarkable letters with love at their heart, from the curator of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the best-selling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme.  In this volume, Shaun Usher turns to the subject of love. What emotion inspires humans to put pen to paper more than love? It's unsurprising that love letters provide an endless source of extraordinary writing. Letters of Note: Love gathers together some of the most powerful messages about love ever composed, whether inspired by love's first blush or the recriminations at its ending, the regrets of unrequited feelings and the joys of passions known. Includes letters by Zora Neale Hurston, Napoleon Bonaparte, Frida Kahlo, Nelson Mandela, and many more.  Featuring letters read by: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Louise Brealey, Simon Callow, Crystal Clarke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Danny Huston, Toby Jones, Jude Law, Natascha McElhone, Stephen Mangan, Miriam Margolyes, Clarke Peters, Juliet Stevenson, Mark Strong and Meera Syal; with bonus performances by Tom Hiddleston and Nick Cave.

©2020 McClelland & Stewart (P)2020 McClelland & Stewart

Narrator: full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
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Letters of Note: War

1 rating

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A powerful collection of letters on the theme of war, curated by the founder of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the best-selling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme.  In this volume, Shaun Usher turns to the theme of war. There are few constants in life that weigh more heavily on the human race than our ceaseless engagement in acts of war. From time immemorial to the present day, across the world, wars have marked our history on earth like little else. Letters of Note: War brings together some of the most remarkable letters that encapsulate human experience of war, from unimaginable feats of courage and compassion, to unthinkable episodes of violence and horror. Includes letters by Kurt Vonnegut, Alexander Hamilton, Martha Gellhorn, and many more.  Featuring letters read by Sanjeev Bhaskar, Louise Brealey, Simon Callow, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adrian Edmondson, Stephen Fry, Neil Gaiman, Danny Huston, Toby Jones, Ferdinand Kingsley, Jude Law, Natascha McElhone, Clarke Peters, Juliet Stevenson and Mark Strong. With bonus performances by Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth, and Taron Egerton. 

©2020 McClelland & Stewart (P)2020 McClelland & Stewart

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Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All

14 ratings

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Perfect for anyone fascinated by the royal wedding, Netflix's The Crown, or Wolf Hall, this is a pitch-perfect reimagining of the romance and tragedy of Henry VIII and his six wives, told from multiple points of view by some of your favorite authors. If you were one of King Henry VIII's six wives, who would you be? Would you be Anne Boleyn, who literally lost her head? Would you be the subject of rumor and scandal like Catherine Howard? Or would you get away and survive like Anna of Cleves? Meet them and Henry's other queens - each bound for divorce or death - in this epic and thrilling novel that reads like fantasy but really happened. Watch spellbound as each of these women attempts to survive their unpredictable king as he grows more and more obsessed with producing a male heir. And discover how the power-hungry court fanned the flames of Henry's passions...and his most horrible impulses. Whether you're a huge fan of all things Tudor or new to this jaw-dropping saga, you won't be able to get the unique voices of Henry and his wives - all brought to life by seven award-winning and best-selling authors - out of your head. This is an intimate look at the royals during one of the most treacherous times in history. Who will you root for, and who will you love to hate? One of the NYPL top 10 best books of the year. "Ambitious and exciting." (Bustle) "A clever, feminist reimagining of one of English history's most fascinating moments." (Refinery29) "These stories of love, lust, power and intrigue never fail to fascinate." (Shelf Awareness) Who's who: M. T. Anderson - Henry VIII Candace Fleming - Katharine of Aragon, wife #1 Stephanie Hemphill - Anne Boleyn, wife #2 Lisa Ann Sandell - Jane Seymour, wife #3 Jennifer Donnelly - Anna of Cleves, wife #4 Linda Sue Park - Catherine Howard, wife #5 Deborah Hopkinson - Kateryn Parr, wife #6

©2018 Candace Fleming (P)2018 Listening Library

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Voyage of Vengeance

Summary

The end is near! The Voltarian terrorists have won! Earth is history! But don’t believe everything you read. Or hear. Or see. Because the road to victory is paved with bad intentions - and lies, betrayal, and deception are all in play. So who are the players in this treacherous game?  Countess Krak: Victim of a spectacular kidnapping, she is bound for a distant dungeon where she faces a venomous fate....  Royal Officer Jettero Heller: Convinced the Countess is dead, and overcome by grief, he is holed up in a Connecticut roadhouse - and standing square in an assassin’s crosshairs....  Soltan Gris: Together with a young temptress named Teenie Whopper, he undertakes a drug-fueled voyage across the Atlantic. But the journey’s about to be cut short, as he goes from getting stoned with Teenie to nearly getting stoned to death in Turkey....  So who is in command? Who is the puppet master pulling the strings? And, finally, is there any hope for planet Earth? The answers lie at the end of an extraordinary Voyage of Vengeance. “The Mission Earth books form a true saga - in the grand tradition!” (Robert Bloch, author of Psycho)    

©1989 L. Ron Hubbard (P)1989 L. Ron Hubbard

Narrator: full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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The Forsytes: The Complete Series

9 ratings

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Jessica Raine stars in all four BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of John Galsworthy's Forsyte novels.

An irresistible family saga of love, money and betrayal, The Forsytes: The Complete Series encompasses four acclaimed BBC Radio 4 productions of Galsworthy's perennially popular epic, spanning 50 years from 1886 to 1936.

The Forsytes sees wealthy Soames Forsyte questioning his relationship with his beautiful wife, Irene. As evidence of her betrayal emerges, the family is torn apart and scandal unleashed. In The Forsytes Continues, it is 1920 and Soames would do anything for his sparkling daughter, Fleur. But when she falls in love with the wrong man, how can he stop history repeating itself? The Forsytes Returns picks up Fleur's story four years later, as she vows to put her past behind her and settle down. But those around her are intent on stirring up trouble. The Forsytes Concludes introduces young Dinny Cherrell, Fleur's cousin. Unbeknown to both, their lives will be paralleled in ways neither could have predicted....

Starring Jessica Raine, with a cast including Joseph Millson, Juliet Aubrey, Jonathan Bailey, Ben Lambert and Sarah Ridgeway, this compelling drama delves behind the Edwardian façade to reveal Galsworthy's wonderful wit, observation and insight into human nature.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Black Genesis

3 ratings

Summary

Drugs. Sex. Murder. Taxes. Welcome to planet Earth.  They’re here. They’ve arrived. And they’re all eyes. The Voltarian scouting party - illegal aliens extraordinaire - on a top-secret expedition led by one Jettero Heller, Royal Officer of the Fleet.  His mission: rescue the planet from pollution - and make it safe for the upcoming invasion.  His problem: The planet may not want to be saved - and the invasion may just be a trick.    One way or another, Heller is about to undertake a journey of discovery - and it’s a real trip. From a Middle Eastern mecca of drugs - the key to a scheme to bring down the Voltarian government - to the mean streets of New York, he’s finding out what makes this world go round.  Between the Mafia wars and the brothel whores, between the ruthless IRS agents and the crazy cab drivers, between the muggings and the weapons of mass destruction, this is one learning curve that’s about to turn into a roller-coaster ride. And before it’s over, all Heller will break loose...in the name of Black Genesis. “Ironic, exciting, romantic and hilarious.” (Orson Scott Card)

©1985 L. Ron Hubbard (P)1985 L. Ron Hubbard

Narrator: full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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Dirk Gently: Two BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramas

10 ratings

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The complete BBC Radio collection bringing together two full-cast dramatisations of Douglas Adams' Dirk Gently novels. In Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Dirk Gently has an unshakable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely - and he's drawn into a four-billion-year-old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction. In The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul Harry Enfield exuberantly returns as Dirk Gently, who, fallen on hard times and dressed as a gypsy woman, is using his irritatingly accurate clairvoyant powers to read palms. He is saved when a frantic client turns up with a ludicrous story about being stalked by a goblin waving a contract accompanied by a hairy, green-eyed, scythe-wielding monster. When Detective Superintendent Gilks decides a headless body found in a sealed room is the result of a particularly irritating suicide, Dirk is plunged into a mystery where the interconnectedness of all things is tested to the limit. Starring Harry Enfield as Dirk Gently along with Billy Boyd, Olivia Coleman, Andrew Sachs and Jim Carter. Guest stars include Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Jan Ravens (Dead Ringers), Philip Jackson (Poirot), John Fortune (Bremner, Bird & Fortune), Morwenna Banks (Absolutely) and Stephen Moore (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).  For the best listening experience, make sure to download in high quality. 

©2019 Douglas Adams (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Blood, Sex and Money

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Glenda Jackson stars in this award-winning BBC Radio series, inspired by literature's greatest ever whistleblower, Émile Zola, and his epic saga of the Rougon-Macquart family. First published between 1870 and 1893, Émile Zola’s 20-book cycle chronicling four generations of the Rougon-Macquarts, was a shocking exposé of the decadence, degradation, and moral decay of 19th-century France. It included some of his greatest novels, among them his masterpiece, Germinal. These innovative, ambitious dramas, first broadcast on Radio 4 over 24 hours in 2015-16, is a radical reimagining of Zola’s classic series, introducing us to 104-year-old matriarch, Dide, imprisoned in an asylum in southern France. Trapped, but omniscient, she broods over her ‘family of wolves’. As a young woman, she gave birth to two dynasties that exemplified French society. One legitimate – rich, powerful, obsessive and corrupt. The other illegitimate – poor, vulnerable, weak and depraved. In these three seasons, themed around blood, sex and money, we come to know the members of her extended family intimately – the good, the bad and the misguided. As we follow their highs and lows, we are taken deep into the heart of France’s ‘Second Empire’, and drawn into the tragic, farcical reign of Napoleon III, as it marches forward towards a modern, industrialised society. This groundbreaking series won Best Drama at the BBC Radio and Music Awards 2016, and Best Adaptation at the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2017, and boasts a star cast including Robert Lindsay, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Holliday Grainger, Samuel West, Anna Maxwell Martin, Paul McGann, Georgina Campbell, Jack Lowden and Alison Steadman. Also included is a 30-minute bonus programme, The Life and Work of Émile Zola, in which Glenda Jackson travels to Paris to discover how Zola’s experience and the physical and cultural landscape in which he lived influenced his great novels. Written by Émile Zola Dramatised by Dan Rebellato, Oliver Emanuel, Martin Jameson and Lavinia Murray Produced and directed by Pauline Harris, Polly Thomas, Kirsty Williams, Nadia Molinari and Gary Brown Executive Producer: Melanie Harris Series Producer: Susan Roberts Sound designer: Eloise Whitmore

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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BBC Radio Shakespeare: A Collection of Four History Plays

2 ratings

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Four full-cast BBC Radio productions of Shakespeare's finest history plays. Introduced by Sir Richard Eyre, these four iconic productions, featuring star casts, bring Shakespeare's gripping histories to life in all their rich complexity. Henry IV, Part One Young Prince Hal struggles with his responsibilities as heir to the throne, preferring the company of the dissolute Falstaff. But when England is threatened with rebellion, will he do his duty? Father and son Julian Glover and Jamie Glover star as King Henry and Prince Hal, with Timothy West as Falstaff. Henry IV, Part Two The realm is still in danger, and the king is dying. It is time for Prince Hal to fulfil his royal destiny - but what will become of his old friend Falstaff? Starring Julian Glover, Jamie Glover and Timothy West. Richard II This lyrically tragic history encompasses themes of nobility and kingship, as King Richard is brought to his own destruction - but was he justly punished for his excesses or a misunderstood victim? Samuel West stars as Richard II, with Joss Ackland as John of Gaunt and Damian Lewis as Bolingbroke. Pericles Featuring world music and a multicultural cast, this timeless tale with a contemporary twist features tyrants, incest, murder, young love and a great hero cruelly separated from his wife and daughter. Will he ever see them again? Benjamin Zephaniah stars as the narrator, Gower.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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101 Conversations in Mexican Spanish

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Improve your spoken Spanish from home with 101 real-world conversations in intermediate Mexican Spanish. Real Mexicans don’t speak like your textbook...so it’s no wonder you struggle with the slang and expressions of spoken Mexican Spanish! This book fixes that. For the first time, you’ll learn to move beyond beginner level and speak Spanish in the real world! With 101 authentic conversations in intermediate Mexican Spanish and a brand-new story in this edition,  you’ll become confident in the words, phrases, and expressions you need to communicate like a local. 101 Conversations in Mexican Spanish transports you into a real-world, brand-new story that unfolds between eight Mexican characters, told by the people themselves. With over 15,000 words of real Mexican Spanish, you’ll immerse yourself in a gripping Mexican drama and get an education in natural Spanish in the process.  Created by Olly Richards, internationally renowned language teacher and author, 101 Conversations in Mexican Spanish gives you an experience in real Spanish that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll be better prepared for using Spanish in the real world, speak with more confidence, and take a giant leap toward fluency in Spanish! Scroll up and buy the audiobook now.

©2020 Olly Richards Publishing (P)2020 Olly Richards Publishing

Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
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The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump

25 ratings

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As this best seller predicted, Trump has only grown more erratic and dangerous as the pressures on him mount. This new edition includes new essays bringing the audiobook up to date - because this is still not normal. Originally released in fall 2017, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was a runaway best seller. Alarmed Americans and international onlookers wanted to know: What is wrong with him? That question still plagues us. The Trump administration has proven as chaotic and destructive as its opponents feared, and the man at the center of it all remains a cipher. Constrained by the APA’s “Goldwater rule”, which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to weigh in on the issue have shied away from discussing it at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both. The prestigious mental health experts who have contributed to the revised and updated version of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump argue that their moral and civic "duty to warn" supersedes professional neutrality. Whatever affects him affects the nation: From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cultlike characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond. With eight new essays, this edition will cover the dangerous ramifications of Trump's unnatural state.  It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his.  This program is read by Alex Hyde-White, William Dufris, Hillary Huber, Rosa Maria Bramble, Nanette Gartrell, Leonard L. Glass, Prudence Gourguechon, Luba Kessler, Bandy X. Lee, James R. Merikangas, Elizabeth Mika, P. J. Ochlan, Richard Painter, Jennifer Contarino Panning, Thomas Singer, Steven Soldz, Rosemary Sword, Michael J. Tansey, Betty P. Teng, Lise Van Susteren, Kevin Washington, and Steve Wruble. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2017, 2019 Bandy X. Lee (P)2017, 2019 Macmillan Audio

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More from Marple's Casebook

43 ratings

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June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple in seven suspenseful full-cast radio dramatisations.  'The Moving Finger' Miss Marple must find out who is behind an outbreak of hate mail and a tragic death. 'They Do It With Mirrors' Visiting an old friend at Stoneygates School, Miss Marple senses danger. 'Nemesis' A posthumous letter sends the spinster sleuth on a mystery tour to find a murderer. 'Sleeping Murder' What is the dark secret behind Gwenda Reed’s uncanny intuition? Miss Marple investigates....  'Tape-Measure Murder' A wife is killed, her husband is under suspicion - and Miss Marple is called to provide an alibi. 'The Case of the Perfect Maid' The sharp-witted sleuth looks into the problem of a lady’s maid who has been mysteriously sacked. 'Sanctuary' An unknown man dies in the local church - can Miss Marple deduce his identity from his last words? These BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations, based on four novels and three short stories by Agatha Christie, showcase seven of Miss Marple’s most ingenious mysteries. The Moving Finger, They Do It With Mirrors, Nemesis and Sleeping Murder dramatised by Michael Bakewell and directed by Enyd Williams Tape-Measure Murder, The Case of the Perfect Maid and Sanctuary dramatised by Joy Wilkinson and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market

32 ratings

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From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cassandra Clare comes an exciting new short story collection that follows Jem Carstairs as he travels through the many Shadow Markets around the world. Ghosts of the Shadow Market is a Shadowhunters novel. The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks, and vampires. There, the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters’ world. As a Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah is a sworn keeper of the laws and lore of the Nephilim. But once he was a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray. And Jem is searching through the Shadow Markets, in many different cities over long years, for a relic from his past.  Follow Jem and see, against the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealings and festival, Anna Lightwood’s doomed romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin, and Tessa Gray as she is plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul at the Market, and a young Jace Wayland’s soul finds safe harbor. In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost, and no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman, Kelly Link (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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The Crucible

10 ratings

Summary

In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

(P)1994 L.A. Theatre Works

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Cry Baby

10 ratings

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A full-cast, unabridged production of Cry Baby, the gripping prequel to Mark Billingham's acclaimed debut, Sleepyhead. Starring David Morrissey, Robert Glenister and a full cast of actors, with the narrator played by Mark Billingham. Cry Baby is the shocking first case for one of British crime fiction's most iconic detectives. It's 1996. Detective Sergeant Tom Thorne is a haunted man. Haunted by the moment he ignored his instinct about a suspect, by the horrific crime that followed and by the memories that come day and night, in sunshine and shadow. So when seven-year-old Kieron Coyne goes missing while playing in the woods with his best friend, Thorne vows he will not make the same mistake again. Cannot. The solitary witness. The strange neighbour. The friendly teacher. All are in Thorne's sights. This case will be the making of him...or the breaking. Full cast list: Mark Billingham David Morrissey Robert Glenister Candida Gubbins Nathalie Buscombe Mandy Weston Rachel Atkins Rupert Farley Homer Todiwala Nigel Pilkington David John Will Kelly Glen McCready Bhavnisha Parmar Henley Ingall Luke Stoneham

©2020 Mark Billingham (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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The Socratic Dialogues: Late Period, Volume 1

2 ratings

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These five very different Socratic Dialogues date from Plato's later period, when he was revisiting his early thoughts and conclusions and showing a willingness for revision. In Timaeus (mainly a monologue read by David Timson in the title role), Plato considers cosmology in terms of the nature and structure of the universe, the ever-changing physical world and the unchanging eternal world. And he proposes a demiurge as a benevolent creator God. Though unfinished, Critias (read by Peter Kenny) is a fascinating document in which Plato tells the story of the strong island empire of Atlantis and reports of a more ideal Athens in the past. In Sophist, Plato questions the nature of the sophist and how he differs from a statesman or a philosopher. In Statesman, Plato questions his earlier projection as the philosopher king as the ideal ruler (The Republic) and considers the importance of other issues such as political awareness. In Philebus, Plato's spotlight falls on hedonism, the life of pleasure - and the balance offered by wisdom and intelligence. Translation by Benjamin Jowett.

Public Domain (P)2018 Ukemi Productions Ltd

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Jeeves & Wooster: The Collected Radio Dramas

12 ratings

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A rollicking collection of s ix acclaimed dramatisations of P.G Wodehouse's Jeeves & Wooster novels, starring Michael Hordern and Richard Briers as Jeeves and Wooster. Also featuring Maurice Denham, Paul Eddington, David Jason, John Le Mesurier, Miriam Margolyes, Jonathan Cecil, Liza Goddard and Patrick Cargill.

In The Inimitable Jeeves, Aunt Agatha is forcing Bertie to get engaged to the formidable Honoria Glossop. Can Jeeves save the day? 

Right Ho, Jeeves sees mayhem breaking out at Brinkley Court, but there are more brains in the Wooster household than just Jeeves... 

In The Code of the Woosters, who would think that a silver cow-creamer could cause so much trouble? Uncle Tom wants it and Aunt Dahlia is blackmailing Bertie to steal it. 

In Jeeves: Joy in the Morning, Steeple Bumphleigh is a village to be avoided for Bertie, as it contains the appalling Aunt Agatha. Still, there are good deeds to be done.

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit finds Jeeves in for a few surprises when returns from his annual shrimping holiday in Bognor Regis.

In Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, Madeline Bassett and Gussie Fink-Nottle’s engagement is on the rocks, and poor Bertie's next in line for the fair maiden’s hand. 

Publisher’s note: As of August 2019, the dramatisations have been re-ordered into their correct order, by original publication date: The Inimitable Jeeves, Right Ho, Jeeves, The Code of the Woosters, Joy in the Morning, Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit and Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
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The Best American Short Stories 2020

Summary

“To read their stories felt to me the way I suspect other people feel hearing jazz for the first time,” recalls Curtis Sittenfeld of her initial encounter with the Best American Short Stories series. “They were windows into emotions I had and hadn’t had, into other settings and circumstances and observations and relationships.” Decades later, Sittenfeld was met by the same feeling selecting the stories for this year’s edition. The result is a striking and nuanced collection, bringing to life awkward college students, disgraced public figures, raunchy grandparents, and mystical godmothers. To listen to these stories is to experience the transporting joys of discovery and affirmation and to realize that story writing in America continues to flourish.  The Best American Short Stories 2020 includes: T. C. Boyle Emma Cline Mary Gaitskill Andrea Lee Elizabeth Mc Cracken Alejandro Puyana William Pei Shih Kevin Wilson And others

©2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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Predator: If It Bleeds

48 ratings

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An anthology celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Predator franchise, If It Bleeds includes 17 brand new, never-before-seen or heard stories - exclusive to this collection - featuring the Predators throughout space and time. Based entirely on the original films, novels, and comics, Predator: If It Bleeds (a quote from the original movie) reveals the Predators stalking prey in 12th-century Japan, ninth-century Viking Norway, World War I, Vietnam, the Civil War, Hurricane Katrina, and the modern day, as well as across the far reaches of future space.  "Devil Dogs" by Tim Lebbon "Stonewall's Last Stand" by Jeremy Robinson "Rematch" by Steve Perry "May Blood Pave My Way Home" by Weston Ochse "Storm Blood" by Peter J. Wacks and David Boop "Last Report from the KSS Psychopomp" by Jennifer Brozek "Skeld's Keep" by S. D. Perry "Indigenous Species" by Kevin J. Anderson "Blood and Sand" by Mira Grant "Tin Warriors" by John Shirley "Three Sparks" by Larry Correia "The Pilot" by Andrew Mayne "Buffalo Jump" by Wendy N. Wagner "Drug War" by Bryan Thomas Schmidt and Holly Roberds "Recon" by Dayton Ward "Gameworld" by Jonathan Maberry  The complete list of narrators includes Tom Taylorson, Nicol Zanzarella, Traber Burns, Bradford Hastings, Bahni Turpin, Emily Sutton-Smith, Ulf Bjorklund, James Patrick Cronin, Andrew Eiden, Scott Brick, Feodor Chin, John Pruden, Mark Bramhall, Dan John Miller, Peter Berkrot, and John McLain.

©2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved. (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers

17 ratings

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In this middle grade Audible Original that's full of both humor and heart, a madcap gang of bold kid crusaders set off on an unforgettable adventure to thwart wrongdoers in their neighborhood. What do you get when you add up one middle school bully, two bank robbers, 57 puppy-mill dogs, 4,000 missing dollars, and five daring troublemakers led by the incomparable Riley Mack? One crazy caper! In this merry, mischievous romp, master storyteller Chris Grabenstein, the award-winning author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library, teams with a full-cast of audio talent to introduce Riley Mack, a one-of-a-kind 12-year-old hometown hero. This audio adventure features Neil Hellegers as The Narrator, Bryan Kennedy as Riley Mack, Edoardo Ballerini as Ben Markowitz, Lauren Fortgang as Briana Bloomfield, Josh Hurley as Mongo Montgomery, and Khaliah Adams as Jamal Wilson, Suzanne Toren as Grandma, Nick Sullivan as Sheriff Brown, Eric Yves Garcia as Gavin, Colonel Mack and the FBI Agent, Kevin Pariseau as Chuck "Call Me Chip" Weitzel, Eliza Foss as Rada Rollison, Jennifer Van Dyck as Mrs. Montgomery, Ann Osmand as Moonbeam and Dawn Barclay, Allyson Johnson as Diane, Brian Sutherland as Otto, Kevin T. Collins as Fred and Nick, Chris Ciulla as Mr. Karpinski and Roger Rollison, Allison Hiroto as Jenny, Charlie Thurston as Andrew, L.J. Ganser as Special Agent Chavez, and Besty Hogg as Emma. And if you listen closely, you'll catch a very special appearance from author Chris Grabenstein as the Casino Card Dealer and his wife, J.J. Meyers, who lends her voice to Madeira Mack.

©2018 Chris Grabenstein (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition)

8 ratings

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The book that inspired the hit film! Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time - when not playing video games and avoiding Earl's terrifying brothers - making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are f*@$ing terrible, but he and Earl don't make them for other people. Until Rachel. Rachel has leukemia, and Greg's mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment, and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. It's a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author. This audiobook is read by the stars of the movie adaptation, Thomas Mann and RJ Cyler, as well as Keith Szarabajka, Hillary Huber, Kirby Heyborne, Abigail Revasch, and Adenrele Ojo.

©2013 Jesse Andrews (P)2015 Listening Library

Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Texas Flood

8 ratings

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“An oral history is only as good as its sources, and Texas Flood is thorough and far-reaching, with Vaughan's bandmates, crew and family taking center stage.” (New York Times Book Review)  This program is read by a full cast and features exclusive bonus material, including a never-before-heard conversation between Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother, Jimmie Vaughan. The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan, and foreword and afterword by Double Trouble’s Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon. Just a few years after he almost died from a severe addiction to cocaine and alcohol, a clean and sober Stevie Ray Vaughan was riding high. His last album was his most critically lauded and commercially successful. He had fulfilled a lifelong dream by collaborating with his first and greatest musical hero, his brother Jimmie. His tumultuous marriage was over, and he was in a new and healthy romantic relationship. Vaughan seemed poised for a new, limitless chapter of his life and career. Instead, it all came to a shocking and sudden end on August 27, 1990, when he was killed in a helicopter crash following a dynamic performance with Eric Clapton. Just 35 years old, he left behind a powerful musical legacy and an endless stream of what-ifs. In the ensuing 29 years, Vaughan’s legend and acclaim have only grown, and he is now an undisputed international musical icon. Despite the cinematic scope of Vaughan’s life and death, there has never been a truly proper accounting of his story. Until now.  Texas Flood provides the unadulterated truth about Stevie Ray Vaughan from those who knew him best: his brother Jimmie, his Double Trouble bandmates Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton, and Reese Wynans, and many other close friends, family members, girlfriends, fellow musicians, managers, and crew members.  This program is read by Alan Paul, Andy Aledort, Chris Layton, Leslie Ligon, Greg Littlefield, Denny Freeman, Jack Newhouse, Leon Nixon, Joe Priesnitz, Tommy Shannon, and Reese Wynans. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Text copyright by Alan Paul and Andy Aledort; Foreword copyright by Chris Layton; Afterword copyright by Tommy Shannon (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Holiday Greetings from Sugar and Booze

7 ratings

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Holiday Greetings from Sugar and Booze is a music-filled holiday comedy starring Ana Gasteyer and Maya Rudolph, with a jolly cast including Patti LuPone, Rachel Dratch, and Richard Kind. In this heartwarming story of love and friendship, we follow the journey of “Sugar” and “Booze” as they go from inseparable college buddies to busy working moms who mostly keep in touch with each other, and their close friends and family, through annual holiday letters. Pulled apart by distance and their hectic lives, their friendship nears a breaking point. That is until one December, when everything comes to a head at their annual holiday fete. Can their friendship survive the holidays?     Holiday Greetings from Sugar and Booze features music from Ana Gasteyer’s album sugar & booze, available now at sugarandboozealbum.com.  

©2019 The Broadway Video Group, Inc. (P)2019 The Broadway Video Group, Inc.

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Charles Paris: Cast in Order of Disappearance

2 ratings

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Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris with Martine McCutcheon as Jodie Ricks in this BBC Radio 4 comedy detective drama.

Charles finds himself uncharacteristically employed in a film, having landed the part of Szabec, a middle management vampire in 'The Wreathing'. His co-star is swimwear model turned actress Jodie Ricks and before long, Jodie is using Charles as a confidant. 

Poor Jodie is in terrible trouble - not only is she being blackmailed over some compromising photos, but she is also carrying the baby of the film's producer, Elliot Roth, who now wants nothing to do with her. Then things take an even nastier turn when it appears that someone is trying to kill Jodie. Always keen to help a damsel in distress, Charles sets about trying to solve the mystery....

Starring Bill Nighy and Martine McCutcheon and dramatized by Jeremy Front.

Written by Jeremy Front, based on the novel by Simon Brett.

©2001 Simon Brett (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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White Bird

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Inspired by her blockbuster phenomenon, Wonder, R. J. Palacio presents an unforgettable story of the power of kindness and unrelenting courage in a time of war. In R. J. Palacio's best-selling collection of stories, Auggie & Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, audiences were introduced to Julian's grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio presents Grandmère's heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend. Sara's harrowing experience movingly demonstrates the power of kindness to change hearts, build bridges, and even save lives. As Grandmère tells Julian, "It always takes courage to be kind, but in those days, such kindness could cost you everything." With poignant symbolism that brings Sara's story out of the past and cements it firmly in this moment in history, White Bird is sure to captivate anyone who was moved by the book Wonder or the blockbuster movie adaptation and its message. This full-cast audio adaptation of White Bird transforms the graphic novel into a truly original audio performance. This audiobook includes a PDF of the Glossary, Suggested Reading List, Organizations and Resources, and Bibliography. Audio Narrators: Grandmère, read by Hillary Huber Sara Blum, read by Emily Ellet Julian and Paul, read by Robbie Daymond Sara Blum, read by Emily Ellet Maquisard and Monsieur Lafleur, read by Graham Halstead Mademoiselle Petitjean, read by Lauren Ezzo Jean Paul, read by Sean Patrick Hopkins Max, Jerome, and Rabbi Bernstein, read by Robert Fass Julien, read by Michael Crouch Nazi Soldier, read by Tristan Morris Pastor Luc, read by Adam Alexi-Malle Vincent and a Nazi Soldier, read by P. J. Ochlan Marianne and Ruth, read by Karissa Vacker Rose, Sophie, and Madame Lafleur, read by Elizabeth Knowelden Vivienne and Rabbi Bernstein's Wife, read by Lisa Flanagan PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 R. J. Palacio (P)2019 Listening Library

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George Orwell: A BBC Radio Collection

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A radio anthology of George Orwell's finest novels, memoirs and essays, plus four biographical dramas and a bonus documentary, The Road to Nineteen Eighty-Four. Visionary author and journalist George Orwell was the man behind two of the best loved and most influential novels of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. This collection celebrating his life and work features dramatisations of both these classic books, with stellar casts including Christopher Eccleston, Pippa Nixon, Tim Pigott-Smith, Tamsin Greig and Nicky Henson. Also included is a drama based on his autobiographical account of the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia, starring Joseph Millson and Lyndsey Marshal. Four biographical radio plays by Mike Walker and Jonathan Holloway - Burma, Dreaming, Loving and Jura - explore further episodes in Orwell's fascinating life, showing the disconnection between the man who was Eric Blair and the writer who was George Orwell. Timeless examples of his essays and journalism are showcased here, including 'A Hanging', 'Confessions of a Book Reviewer', 'My Country Right or Left', 'Pleasure Spots' and 'As I Please' (all read by Clive Merrison), while Joseph Millson narrates Down and Out in Paris and London, Orwell's vivid memoir of his time living among the poor in Europe's two great cities. Finally, in The Road to Nineteen Eighty-Four, David Aaronovitch examines what led avowed socialist George Orwell to write a book beloved of the Right, revealing how the novel grew from a forgotten political world shaped by the atom bomb. George Orwell worked for BBC Radio from August 1941 to November 1943, and even went on air himself. Sadly, none of the programmes in which he took part survive - in those days, radio was essentially a live medium and broadcasts were not recorded for posterity. But Orwell's connection to the BBC remains a fascinating part of its wartime history.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Born to be Wilde

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A BBC radio celebration of the works of Oscar Wilde, including energetic adaptations of his best-known plays, short stories and original dramas about the man himself. Long before he'd produced any of his great works, Oscar Wilde was already famous for being famous. Armed only with some witty epigrams, a carefully crafted persona and his genius for self-promotion, he had conquered America and transformed himself from nobody to star. This radio collection opens with four plays from Radio 4's Born to be Wilde season, offering a 21st-century perspective on the making of one of the first true celebrities. First up are two sparkling and surprising productions of his two most popular comedies, marking the peak of his theatrical career. The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband feature stellar casts including Mathew Baynton, Jeany Spark, John Heffernan and Miranda Raison, with the latter also featuring music by Steppenwolf, Taylor Swift and Amy Winehouse. Next, two plays by Marcy Kahan and Lavinia Murray explore aspects of Wilde's life. The Warhol Years charts his astonishing rise, as he embarks on his US tour determined to be famous for 15 minutes - and then some. Oscar and Constancy portrays a celebrity marriage in crisis, as Wilde's domestic and creative lives vie for supremacy. Both dramas star Max Bennett as the young Wilde, with Dervla Kirwan as his mother, Speranza. Also included in this collection are nine of Wilde's classic short stories. The deliciously satirical 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime', his humorous supernatural story 'The Canterville Ghost', read by Alistair McGowan, and Joseph Ayre narrates two delightful stories with a twist: 'The Sphinx Without a Secret' and 'The Model Millionaire'. Wilde's dazzling fairytales - 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Remarkable Rocket' and 'The Birthday of the Infanta' - are read by Joseph Fiennes, Joseph Ayre, John Moffatt and Paul McGann. Track listing: The Importance of Being Earnest An Ideal Husband The Warhol Years Oscar and Constancy Lord Arthur Savile's Crime 'The Canterville Ghost' 'The Selfish Giant'  'The Happy Prince' 'The Model Millionaire' 'The Sphinx Without a Secret' 'The Nightingale and the Rose' 'The Remarkable Rocket' 'The Birthday of the Infanta'

©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Rumpole: The Sleeping Partners & Other Stories

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young, feisty, devastatingly acute Horace Rumpole in this collection of cracking cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. Rumpole and the Old Boy Net: With the help of his new pupil, Miss Phillida Trant, Rumpole must defend Mr Napier Lee, who is charged with blackmail. But the alleged victim of the blackmail went to public school with Mr Lee, and so Mr Lee won't sneak on his old school chum.... Rumpole and the Sleeping Partners: After a legal ball in the Savoy Hotel, Rumpole and Hilda argue about Rumpole's drunken behaviour, and Rumpole decides to sleep the night on his sofa in chambers - strictly against the rules. But there he finds his colleague Erskine-Brown with Phillida Trant, 'working late'.... Rumpole and the Portia of Our Chambers: Rumpole comes close to giving up the law when forced to consider the path his life has taken by a combination of his attraction to his pupil Phillida, an unsettling case involving an Irish terrorist, and a visit from an old flame of Hilda's.

©2018 John Mortimer (P)2018 BBC Digital Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 2-A

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Eleven essential classics in one volume This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.  Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.  This volume contains the following:  Introduction by Ben Bova  Call Me Joe by Poul Anderson  Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell Jr. (as Don A. Stuart)  Nerves by Lester del Rey  Universe by Robert A. Heinlein  The Marching Morons by C. M. Kornbluth  Vintage Season by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (as Lawrence O'Donnell)  And Then There Were None by Eric Frank Russell  The Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer Smith  Baby Is Three by Theodore Sturgeon  The Time Machine by H. G. Wells  With Folded Hands by Jack Williamson

©2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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The Somerset Maugham BBC Radio Collection

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BBC Radio 4 dramatisations and readings of Somerset Maugham’s fiction - plus bonus programme Replay: Somerset Maugham. William Somerset Maugham was one of the most successful English writers of the 20th century and remains the most adapted for film and TV. This collection includes eight of his novels, plays and short stories, as heard on BBC radio, as well as an illuminating interview with the author himself. The Moon and Sixpence - respectable stockbroker Charles Strickland abandons his wife and children to live as a painter in Paris and Tahiti. Starring Ronald Pickup and Patrick Allen. The Painted Veil - first published in 1925 to a storm of protest, this is a haunting, poignant tale of one woman’s spiritual awakening. Starring Sarah Smart and Nicholas Farrell. The Sacred Flame - invalided following an air crash, Maurice is determined to remain cheerful. But his condition affects all those who are close to him. Starring Julian Glover, Wendy Hiller, Hannah Gordon and Janet Maw. Ashenden, Gentleman Spy - Ashenden, a writer by profession, returns from the First World War and is offered a position in the Secret Service. Five short stories based on Maugham’s own wartime experiences, read by Alex Jennings. For Services Rendered - in this incisive state-of-the nation play, it is 1932 and the progressive Ardsley family seem to be managing their lives very well. But in reality, each of them is fighting for survival. Starring David Calder, Sian Thomas and Louise Brealey. The Narrow Corner - sailing home from the East Indies, a doctor and his two companions are forced to seek shelter on the island of Kanda - where they encounter the beautiful, sultry Louise.... Starring Garard Green, Owen Scott, Douglas Blackwell and Cara Kelly. Christmas Holiday - 1938, and Charley is looking forward to spending Christmas in Paris with his old school friend Simon. But they are both ignorant of the storm clouds lowering over Europe.... Starring Peter Rumney and Anthony Daniels. The Razor’s Edge - after the First World War, Larry Darrell returns to Chicago but finds it difficult to fit back into society. To the dismay of his fiancée, Isabel, he heads for Paris and embarks on a spiritual quest. Starring Nicholas Le Prevost, John Light and Megan Dodds. Replay: Somerset Maugham - Philip French presents an archive interview with Somerset Maugham, recorded in 1954 on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
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The Fangs of Freelance [Dramatized Adaptation]

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When Fred formed his own parahuman clan out of necessity, he understood that it was going to come with new responsibilities. Much as he hoped those tasks would center around extra paperwork and perhaps the occasional mandatory class, enough time around the supernatural has taught him to be ready for anything. Or so he thought. As a freelance accountant for the Agency, Fred soon finds himself being tossed into new, unexpected, and perilous situations. From inventorying ghostly castles, to exploring unsettling amusement parks, to negotiating with dangerous mages, it seems there is no end to the uses for an accountant of Fred’s specialty. But dangerous as the new jobs are, the greatest threat may come from the past. An old enemy is making waves once more, an enemy who would go to great lengths to destroy Fred and everyone he loves. And this time, they've brought backup. Performed by Christopher Walker, Nora Achrati, Danny Gavigan, Nanette Savard, Bradley Smith, Alejandro Ruiz, Terence Aselford, Steve Wannall, Carolyn Kashner, Scott McCormick, Yasmin Tuazon, Elizabeth Jernigan, Richard Rohan, Zeke Alton, Lydia Kraniotis, Eric Messner, Ken Jackson, Colleen Delany, Marni Penning, Chris Davenport, Michael John Casey, Chris Stinson, and David Zitney.

©2017 Drew Hayes (P)2021 GraphicAudio

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The Word of Promise Audio Bible - New King James Version, NKJV: (16) Psalms

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This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format. This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors. Each beloved book of the Bible comes to life with outstanding performances by Jim Caviezel as Jesus, Richard Dreyfuss as Moses, Gary Sinise as David, Jason Alexander as Joseph, Marisa Tomei as Mary Magdalene, Stacy Keach as Paul, Louis Gossett, Jr. as John, Jon Voight as Abraham, Marcia Gay Harden as Esther, Joan Allen as Deborah, Max von Sydow as Noah, and Malcolm McDowell as Solomon. The Word of Promise: Complete Audio Bible has received the following awards: ECPA 2008 Christian Book Awards: Book of the Year Christian Retailing Magazine’s Retailers Choice Awards: First place tie, Bibles/Books “Audio” Three 2008 Communicator Awards: Gold Communicator Award for Production: Inspirational Gold Communicator Award for Production: Sound Design Silver Communicator Award for Production: Music Three 2008 Gold Millennium Awards: Audio categories for Direction, Sound, and Best Use of Music 2007 MarCom Creative Awards: Platinum Award, radio category ForeWord Magazine's 2008 Book of the Year Awards: Finalist, “Audio NonFiction”

©1982 Thomas Nelson, Inc. (P)2009 Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Narrator: full cast
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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The Blinding Knife (2 of 3) [Dramatized Adaptation]

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Gavin Guile is dying. He’d thought he had five years left - now he has less than one. With 50,000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin has problems on every side. All magic in the world is running wild and threatens to destroy the Seven Satrapies. Worst of all, the old gods are being reborn, and their army of color wights is unstoppable. The only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole sixteen years ago. Performed by Richard Rohan, Christopher Scheeren, Joe Brack, Karen Novak, Steven Carpenter, Kimberly Gilbert, Elliot Dash, Tracy Olivera, Michael John Casey, Laura Reichert, David Coyne, David Harris, Tim Getman, James Konicek, Eric Messner, Sunny Lasskey, Margie Tompros, Thomas Keegan, Daniel Sontagg, Thomas Penny, Michael Glenn, Casie Platt, Colleen Delany, Dylan Lynch, Drew Kopas, Anastasia Wilson, Patrick Bussink, Tim Carlin, Nick DePinto, Alyssa Wilmoth, Joel David Santner, Johann Dettweiler, Christopher Graybill, Bradley Smith, Robert Collins, Nanette Savard, James Lewis, Delores King Williams, Gary Telles, Yasmin Tuazon, Evan Casey, Ken Jackson, Jessica Lefkow, Katy Carkuff, Elizabeth Jernigan, Barbara Pinolini, Ren Casey, Lily Beacon.

©2012 Brent Weeks (P)2013 Graphic Audio, LLC

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Albums

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Don’t panic! Reissued for the first time in 40 years, two unique recordings of Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy drama. When Earthman Arthur Dent learns that first his house and then his planet are about to be bulldozed, it’s the beginning of an interplanetary adventure for him and his friend, Ford Prefect. After fleeing Earth they hitch a lift with hoopy frood Zaphod Beeblebrox, who hurtles from one improbability to another - literally. With Trillian and Marvin the Paranoid Android in tow, the answer to life, the universe and everything is soon revealed: 42. But what was the question?   Following the success of the BBC radio series, Douglas Adams adapted his scripts for these two full-cast albums, with incidental radiophonic music provided by Paddy Kingsland. First released by Original Records in 1980, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe star Peter Jones as The Book, Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect and Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox.  Produced by Geoffrey Perkins and Tim Souster, the cast also includes Cindy Oswin, Stephen Moore, Richard Vernon, Valentine Dyall, David Tate, Jim Broadbent, Bill Wallis, Roy Hudd, Frank Middlemass, Stephen Greif and others.   Hang onto your towel - it’s going to be the ride of a lifetime.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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A Christmas Collection

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A collection of Christmas radio plays by Mike Murphy Six heartwarming tales celebrating the festive season performed by members of The Online Stage. Featuring the voices of John Burlinson, Joe Tabler, Elizabeth Chambers, David Prickett, Michele Eaton, Brett Downey, Leanne Yau, Tovarisch, Rebecca Thomas, Becca Maggie, K. G.Cross, Ben Lindsey-Clark, Jeff Moon, Denis Daly, Libby Stephenson, Maureen Boutilier, Chris Marcellus, Ron Altman, Peter Tucker, Alan Weyman, Jennifer Fournier, Amanda Friday, Noel Badrian, Susan Iannucci, Sarah Hulslander, Marty Kryz, and Elizabeth Klett. Program "Moop's Christmas Carol" "Moop Saves Christmas" "O Christmas Tree" "How Melvin Saved Christmas" "I'm Dreaming of a Tropical Christmas" "Last Christmas"

©2017 Mike Murphy (P)2017 The Online Stage

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Charles Paris: A Decent Interval

3 ratings

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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Simon Brett's entertaining crime novel, starring Bill Nighy. 

Charles Paris has been 'resting' for quite a while, so he's relieved when he is cast as Ghost of Hamlet's Father and First Gravedigger in a touring production of Hamlet. But rehearsals are a little tense - the lead roles of Hamlet and Ophelia are played by a reality TV contestant and TV talent show winner respectively, and their opinions on celebrity and the theatre differ somewhat from those of the more experienced members of the cast. 

The show is barely on the road before tragedy strikes - just before opening night, part of the set collapses, seriously injuring one of the actors. Then another member of the cast is found dead. It's up to Charles Paris to turn detective and investigate the mystery, but with almost everyone having a motive for murder, will he ever track down the real killer? 

Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris, with Suzanne Burden as Frances, in this dramatisation by Jeremy Front. 

Written by Jeremy Front, based on the novel by Simon Brett.

©2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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The Book of Joy

247 ratings

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Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity.  The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.  From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: their own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their 80s, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others.  Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and humor how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life.  Narration credits:  Douglas Carlton Abrams, read by the author  Dalai Lama, read by Francois Chau  Desmond Tutu, read by Peter Francis James 

©2016 Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quintessential Phase (Dramatized)

14 ratings

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Don’t panic! The Hitchhiker’s saga returns once again with a full-cast dramatisation of Mostly Harmless, the fifth book in Douglas Adams’s famous ‘trilogy in five parts’.

While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker’s Guide HQ. Meanwhile, on one of many versions of Earth, a blonder, more American Trillian gets tangled up with a party of lost aliens having an identity crisis. And just when Arthur thinks he has found his true vocation on the backwater planet of Lamuella, the original Trillian turns up with more than a little spanner in the works. A stolen ship, a dramatic stampede and a new and sinister Guide lead to a race to save the Earth...again. But this time, will they succeed?

Simon Jones returns as Arthur, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Sandra Dickinson as Tricia McMillan, and Stephen Moore as Marvin. William Franklyn is the Book, Rula Lenska is also the Book and Samantha Béart is Random. Guest stars include Miriam Margolyes, Griff Rhys Jones, John Challis, Roy Hudd, Saeed Jaffrey, and Jonathan Pryce.

This extended edition features 40 minutes of material not heard on BBC Radio 4.

©2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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Raymond Chandler

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They never came tougher than Marlowe, a cynical, world-weary, wise-cracking shamus whose honesty in a dishonest world sent him down the mean streets again and again in search of some kind of justice. Ed Bishop stars as Philip Marlowe in these powerfully atmospheric BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of Raymond Chandler's novels. The Big Sleep General Sternwood's daughters came in both the colours of trouble - blonde and brunette - and they had all the usual vices. With four million dollars behind them, blackmail was only a matter of time. And blackmail can be murder. The High Window Linda Conquest was very tough, very kissable and very missing, along with one very valuable old coin. But soon Marlowe finds that everyone who handles the coin suffers a run of very bad luck: they always end up dead. The Lady in the Lake Blonde, beautiful and wild, Crystal Kingsley had never been the faithful little wife. But when she goes missing for a month, and then a woman’s body surfaces in an isolated mountain lake, murder-a-day Marlowe is back in business. The Little Sister Marlowe is on the case of a missing brother from a two-bit Kansas town, who had the embarrassing habit of knowing guys who finished up on the wrong end of an ice-pick. Until, that is, he did too. The Long Goodbye Terry Lennox seemed like a nice guy. Okay, he was a drunk but maybe that could happen to anyone with too much money, too much time and a wife who played the field in a big way. Trouble was, when she ended up dead, it wasn't money that got Lennox to Mexico. It was Marlowe. Farewell My Lovely At six feet five, Moose Malloy is a big man who looks about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food – and about as dangerous. His girl Velma disappeared eight years ago, and now he wants to find her. Also included in a BBC Radio archive discussion, in which Raymond Chandler and Ian Fleming discuss thrillers and talk about their respective heroes: Philip Marlowe and James Bond. Originally broadcast between 1977 and 1988, these dramatisations also star Don Fellows and Robert Beatty. They were adapted by Bill Morrison and produced by John Tydeman. These are archive dramatisations of the original novels published between 1939 and 1953, and the language used reflects some of the attitudes of those times. 

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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The Queen's Nose

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A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of Dick King-Smith’s enchanting children’s story about Harmony Parker and her magical 50p coin. Harmony Parker is 10 years old and loves animals. She longs for a pet of her very own, but her parents won’t allow it. All she can do is keep hoping, dreaming and wishing.   Then Uncle Ginger comes to visit from India. He and Harmony become friends, and he gives her a very special present. Not a puppy but something even better: a magical 50 pence piece with the power to grant seven wishes. All she has to do is rub the point of the coin opposite the Queen’s nose.   Harmony starts wishing right away and is soon the proud owner of some of the things she wants most in the world. But she discovers that you have to be careful what you wish for, as the Queen’s nose doesn’t always grant wishes in quite the way you might expect.... This fantastic tale from the best-selling author of Babe, The Sheep-Pig stars Lauren Mote as Harmony and Rupert Graves as Uncle Ginger. Cast Harmony...Lauren Mote Uncle Ginger...Rupert Graves Mr Parker...Richard Lumsden Mrs Parker...Matilda Ziegler Melody...Holly Bodimeade Postman/Mr Sharkey...Richard Fitzsymons Traffic Warden/News Anchor...Miche Docherty Kevin Rhys Dunlop Reporter...Julia Paul Dramatised by Elizabeth Kuti Produced and directed by Heather Larmour

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 58 mins
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Rumpole: The Gentle Art of Blackmail & Other Stories

6 ratings

Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the young Horace Rumpole in this second stellar collection of court cases, also starring Timothy West as the older Rumpole. 'Rumpole and the Man of God': It is 1959, and Rumpole must defend a clergyman accused of shoplifting who, although he clearly did not commit the crime, is curiously reluctant to be cross-examined under oath. Meanwhile, Hilda (she who must be obeyed) has big news.... 'Rumpole and the Explosive Evidence': Rumpole defends a well-known safe blower and exposes the underhand behaviour of one Dirty Dickerson, a senior police officer who is quite prepared to tamper with evidence. 'Rumpole and the Gentle Art of Blackmail': In 1964 Rumpole returns to Oxford, where he studied law, to defend a young gardener who is accused of blackmailing the Master of St Joseph’s College. Their friendship had provoked rumours of homosexuality - still illegal in those days - and the Master says he has been threatened with a public accusation. 'Rumpole and the Expert Witness': Rumpole is asked to defend a GP, Dr Ned Dacre, who is accused of murdering his wife, Sally. The plot thickens when the local pathologist turns out to have history with Dr Ned....

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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Sales Anxiety Coaching

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Lower your stress, deeply relax your body, and learn how to use triggers to instantly stimulate peace of mind. Sales is the most rewarding profession in the world. So why do parts of the job have to be so stressful? If prospecting, phone sales, cold calling, rejection, and closing makes your palms sweat, then you’re in luck - this product has been designed to help you navigate the most stressful aspects of sales.  This audio contains lessons from the world’s top sales experts who will guide you through their secrets of stress-free selling. In no time at all, you’ll be selling with ease. Contributors include Tom Hopkins, America’s number one sales trainer. Tom uses humor to address the top 12 stressors in sales, and how to beat them. Beating Sales Anxiety also includes techniques from psychologists, PhD’s and Zig Ziglar, the most famous sales motivator in the world. Topics include: How to overcome daily stressors How to regain your enthusiasm How to regain your confidence 40 natural closing techniques NLP techniques to overcome anxiety Phone prospecting skills How to be pleasantly assertive, not pushy Overcoming sales objections This audio program will leave you laughing as you absorb success stories, techniques, and systems for dealing with sales stress. With these sales techniques, you’ll keep your lead pipeline full and blow away your quotas.

©2020 Made for Success Publishing (P)2020 Made for Success Publishing

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The Path Made Clear

1014 ratings

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"Fans of Oprah Winfrey's TV show, or more recently her two podcasts, will have this title on their playlist for months." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner  Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible.” That journey starts right here. In her latest audiobook, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The audiobook’s 10 chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment and what life’s detours are there to teach us. Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring listeners to consider what they’re meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. These renowned figures share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose. The Path Made Clear provides listeners with a valuable resource for achieving a life lived in service of your calling - whatever it may be. This program is read by Adyashanti, Alanis Morrissette, Amy Purdy, Barbara Brown Taylor, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Brene Brown, Brian Grazer, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Bryan Stevenson, Carole Bayer Sager, Caroline Myss, Charles Eisenstein, Cheryl Strayed, Cicely Tyson, Cindy Crawford, Dani Shapiro, Daniel Pink, David Brooks, Debbie Ford, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Eckhart Tolle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Elizabeth Lesser, Ellen Degeneres, Fr. Richard Rohr, Gabrielle Bernstein, Gary Zukav, Glennon Doyle, Goldie Hawn, India.Arie, Iyanla Vanzant, Jack Canfield, Jane Fonda, Janet Mock, Jay-Z, Jean Houston, Jeff Weiner, Vice President Joe Biden, Joel Osteen, US Congressman John Lewis, Jon Bon Jovi, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jordan Peele, Kerry Washington, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lynne Twist, Marianne Williamson, Mark Nepo, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Michael Singer, Mindy Kaling, Mitch Albom, Nate Berkus, Pastor A. R. Bernard, Pema Chodron, President Jimmy Carter, Rev. Ed Bacon, Rob Bell, Robin Roberts, RuPaul Charles, Sarah Ban Breathnach, Shauna Niequist, Shawn Achor, Shonda Rhimes, Sidney Poitier, Sister Joan Chittister, Stephen Colbert, Sue Monk Kidd, T. D. Jakes, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Moore, Tim Storey, Tracey Jackson, Tracy McMillan, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah, Wes Moore, William Paul Young, and Wintley Phipps. 

©2019 Oprah Winfrey (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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The Best American Short Stories 2019

Summary

Anthony Doerr, number-one New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, brings his “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) to selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. “As soon as you complete a description of what a good story must be, a new example flutters through an open window, lands on your sleeve, and proves your description wrong,” writes Anthony Doerr about the task of selecting The Best American Short Stories 2019. The year’s best stories are a diverse, addictive group exploring everything from America’s rich rural culture to its online teen culture to the fragile nature of the therapist-client relationship. This astonishing collection brings together the realistic and dystopic, humor, and terror. For Doerr, “with every new artist, we simultaneously refine and expand our understanding of what the form can be”. Table of Contents: Anthony Doerr. "Introduction" Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah. "The Era" Kathleen Alcott. "Natural Light" Wendell Berry. "The Great Interruption: The Story of a Famous Story of Old Port William and How It Ceased to Be Told (1935-1978)" Jamel Brinkley. "No More Than a Bubble" Deborah Eisenberg. "The Third Tower" Julia Elliott. "Hellion" Jeffrey Eugenides. "Bronze" Ella Martinsen Gorham. "Protozoa" Nicole Krauss. "Seeing Ershadi" Ursula K. Le Guin. "Pity and Shame" Manuel Muñoz. "Anyone Can Do It" Sigrid Nunez. "The Plan" Maria Reva. "Letter of Apology" Karen Russell. "Black Corfu" SAïD Sayrafiezadeh. Audition" Alexis Schaitkin. "Natural Disasters" Jim Shepard. "Our Day of Grace" Mona Simpson. "Wrong Object" Jenn Alandy Trahan. "They Told Us Not to Say This" Weike Wang. "Omakase"

©2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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Body Horror

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London, 2049.  Full body transplants on sale here: the more you pay, the better the body. But can an expensive upgrade really fulfil the life-changing expectations of demoralised mortician Caroline McAleese?  Caroline is desperate to be promoted to the sales team - but she's overweight and over 40, and in a world where attractiveness is prioritised ahead of intelligence, her prospects are slim. Then she hits the jackpot in the Citizens' Lottery and gets the chance to trade up to the perfect new body: one that's young, lithe and beautiful.  It's a dream come true for Caroline - until she starts to experience teething problems. Her behaviours begin to change, and she is haunted by violent dreams. She's not alone in her new body and no longer in control. What shadows have been left by her body's former inhabitant? And whose voice is it she hears in her head? Developed through the Wellcome Trust Experimental Stories scheme, this dark, futuristic series was written by award-winning dramatist Lucy Catherine, whose credits include Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, Gudrun and The Master and Margarita. It stars Jill Halfpenny as Caroline, with Shelley Conn, Samantha Dakin and Chetna Pandya. Cast Caroline - Jill Halfpenny Gloria - Shelley Conn Rowan/Benefits Office Computer - Adam Courting Anastasia - Samantha Dakin Tom/Car Salesman - Ian Conningham Waiter/Security Guard - Greg Jones Bar Guy/Che - Ikky Elyas Virtual James - Will Kirk Government Computer/Stan - Neil McCaul Work Computer/Library Computer - Sinead MacInnes Lift Voice/Young Mum - Lucy Reynolds Paulina - Chetna Pandya Mel - Liza Sadovy Trevor - Clive Hayward Karina - Heather Craney BodyEx Computer - Scarlett Courtney Hotel Computer - Laura Christy Directed by Toby Swift Developed through the Wellcome Trust Experimental Stories scheme First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 11th-13th March 2020

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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The Socratic Dialogues Early Period, Volume 2

6 ratings

Summary

Here, in this second collection of Socratic Dialogues from Plato's Early Period, read by David Rintoul as Socrates with a full cast, are contrasting six works. Often, as with Gorgias, which opens the recording, Socrates combats the popular subjects of sophistry and rhetoric, in direct conversation with Gorgias (a leading sophist teacher), and with one of his pupils, Callicles. In Meno, Socrates encounters another Gorgias pupil, Meno, and a debate on 'virtue' ensues. Virtue is also the topic in Protagoras, though this dialogue is largely narrated by Socrates (David Rintoul), who 'reports' the conversation which had taken place shortly before. Euthydemus is one of the most entertaining of all the Socratic Dialogues, with the two vastly overconfident brothers Euthydemus and Dionysodorus, supposedly capable wrestlers, boxers and musicians, who have come to Athens to teach sophistry. They enter into philosophical debate with Socrates, who at times is almost amazed by their brash sense of superiority. The Lesser Hippias dialogue considers issues of morality, truth and lies, with reference to Homer's great characters Achilles and Odysseus, while the Greater Hippias enquires into the nature of beauty. Translation: Benjamin Jowett.

Public Domain (P)2017 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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In the Beginning: Let My People Go

Summary

In the Beginning is an audio drama series featuring stories from the Holy Bible. Performed in the style of the old-time radio plays from yesteryear, each fully dramatized story is professionally performed by some of Hollywood's best voice talent. This story covers the birth of Moses, his adoption by Pharaoh's daughter, the calling of Moses by God to free the Israelites from Egyptian bondage, the 10 plagues, and the exodus from Egypt.

©2015 MM Media, LLC (P)2015 MM Media, LLC

Narrator: full cast
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatized)

16 ratings

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Don’t panic! The Hitchhiker’s saga continues with a full-cast dramatisation of Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in Douglas Adams’s famous ‘trilogy in five parts.’

‘The pitch here at Lord’s is blackened, lightly smoking down towards square leg – and two men have just materialised on a Chesterfield sofa....’

And so the scene is set for the Tertiary Phase of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the phenomenon which began life as a BBC radio series and went on to spawn a best-selling series of novels. With this full-cast radio dramatisation, the Guide returns to its original medium with its original cast.

Stranded on prehistoric Earth, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect find escape in the form of a time-travelling sofa. But as eleven homicidal, bat-wielding robots proceed to blow up Lord’s Cricket Ground, it seems that Arthur is far from Home and Dry. In fact, he is not even Home and Vigorously Towelling Himself.

Off. Soon he is on an explosive quest to save the Universe, equipped with only a rabbit bone, a worn dressing gown, and a spaceship which looks remarkably like an Italian bistro.

Simon Jones returns as Arthur, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Stephen Moore as Marvin the Paranoid Android. William Franklyn is the Book, the late Douglas Adams himself appears in the role of Agrajag, and guest stars include Richard Griffiths, Chris Langham, Joanna Lumley and Leslie Phillips.

This extended edition features 20 minutes of material not heard on BBC Radio 4.

©2004 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2004 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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Nevada-Tan

1 rating

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Nevada-Tan is a genre-bending new play that introduces us to Nick, a young man who struggles to escape loneliness and isolation in the years following the tragic Columbine shooting of 1999. Nick’s quest leads to a decade-long fixation with Nevada-Tan, a Japanese schoolgirl who committed a horrific crime in Sasebo in 2004. Mixing horror and dark humor, Nevada-Tan is a shocking exploration of secrets, tragedy and obsession, thrilling listeners with its surprising twists and turns. Special thanks to Elena Truscott, Jake Adelstein, Ryan Murphy, Ethan Stern, Preston Copley, The Lark Play Development Center, Cara Masline, Dave Becky, Grace Parker, Rachel Abrams, and Beth Blickers. Playwright Leah Nanako Winkler was awarded a commission through the Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund, an initiative dedicated to developing innovative original plays driven by language and voice. As an Audible commissioned playwright, she received funding and creative support to develop Nevada-Tan. Note: This play includes explicit language and depictions of violence that may be upsetting to some listeners. Discretion is advised. 

©2019 Leah Winkler (P)2019 AO Media LLC

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Rumpole: On Trial & Other Stories

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Julian Rhind-Tutt takes on the role of Rumpole in this fifth collection of cracking court cases. 'Rumpole on Trial' Suffering from toothache, Rumpole is in no mood for his client’s boring testimony or Justice Gwent-Evans’ impatience. But when he argues with the judge, he is warned in no uncertain terms about his future conduct. Soon, Rumpole finds himself on trial and facing the end of his career.... 'Rumpole and Hilda' Rumpole’s long-suffering wife, Hilda (‘She Who Must Be Obeyed’), narrates a fascinating tale of murder and romance that Horace would prefer to remain untold and gives Rumpole - and us - a glimpse of her true passionate nature. 'Rumpole and Memories of Christmas Past' Rumpole spends an unexpectedly rewarding Christmas in Norfolk, discusses the spirit of Christmas with the Mad Monk and learns that the season of goodwill is shared by barristers and criminals alike. 'Rumpole and the New Year’s Resolutions' Rumpole has an interesting encounter with Santa Claus at a Chambers Christmas party, finds himself on babysitting duty after a blackmail trial and attends a traditional British panto - where he recognises a familiar face. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Rumpole, Jasmine Hyde as Hilda and Nigel Anthony as Claude Erskine-Brown. A Catherine Bailey production for BBC Radio 4.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 10

Summary

Yes, it's time for another helping of the antidote to panel games, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, featuring inspired nonsense and pointless revelry. Here are four compilations from the hugely popular and award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

©2007 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks LTD

Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
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The Call to Unite

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From some of our most prominent spiritual and religious leaders, poets and thinkers, singers and writers, a book of wisdom to light our way in dark times. At the start of 2020, in what felt already like an age of disorder, our world faced one of the gravest global challenges in a century. COVID-19 raced around the earth, and chaos erupted. Yet in the midst of this crisis, billions of human beings responded with love. Across the globe, people sought to connect, whether in person from a socially distant six feet or via a screen from 10,000 miles away. In that moment, Tim Shriver saw an opportunity for those hungry for community to answer a call to heal, a call to hope, a call to unite. He asked monks and nuns, artists and activists, nurses and doctors, ex-presidents and ex-cons to come together to share messages of inspiration, transformation, and love. This book captures the spirit of that 24-hour event.  Featuring stories and insights from Bishop TD Jakes, Elizabeth Gilbert, Van Jones, Amy Grant, Dr. Rheeda Walker, Pastor Rick Warren, Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Jewel, Deepak Chopra, and many others, The Call to Unite offers listeners a book of wisdom to turn to in hard times - filled with prayers, poems, spiritual insights, and lessons to live by that will stand the test of time.  Those seeking affirmation, solace, and inspiration need only look inside for guidance in finding the light in any crisis. Only in embracing each other can we amplify the love that creates our global community. Only in coming together can we be our happiest, and our best. Read by a full cast of narrators: Mark Bramhall, N’Jamah Camara, Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell, Amanda Carlin, Feodor Chin, Kevin R. Free, Deepti Gupta, Dominic Hoffman, Ann Marie Lee, John Lee, Elizabeth Liang, Stephen Mendel, Robin Miles, Sunil Malhotra, Desmond Manny, Arthur Morey, Soneela Nankani, Danny Pardo, Lisa Renee Pitts, Allyson Ryan, Tom Rosshirt, Fred Sanders, Tara Sands, Elliot Schiff, Maria Shriver, Tim Shriver, and Dan Woren * This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of photographs and acknowledgments. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Tim Shriver (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Good Omens

85 ratings

Summary

Neil Gaiman was the WINNER of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2015 for Outstanding Contribution to Radio Drama

A full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s celebrated apocalyptic comic novel, with bonus length episodes and outtakes.

According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday in fact. Just after Any Answers on Radio 4….

Events have been set in motion to bring about the End of Days. The armies of Good and Evil are gathering and making their way towards the sleepy English village of Lower Tadfield. The Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse - War, Famine, Pollution and Death - are assembling. Witchfinder Shadwell and his assistant Newton Pulsifier are also en route to Tadfield to investigate unusual phenomena in the area, while Anathema Device, descendent of prophetess Agnes Nutter, tries to decipher her ancestor’s cryptic predictions.

Atlantis is rising; fish are falling from the sky; everything seems to be going to the Divine Plan. Everything, that is, but for an unlikely angel and demon duo, who have been living on Earth for several millennia and have become rather fond of the place. If they are to prevent Armageddon they’ve got to find and kill the one who will bring it about: the Antichrist himself. There’s just one small problem: someone seems to have mislaid him…

Adapted, sound designed and co-directed by Dirk Maggs (Neverwhere, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) this first ever dramatisation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel features a large cast including Peter Serafinowicz, Mark Heap, Josie Lawrence and Paterson Joseph.

©2015 BBC Worldwide (P)2015 BBC Worldwide

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Sense and Sensibility

Summary

In this BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of one of Jane Austen's most beloved works, the devoted Dashwood sisters are forced by tragic circumstances to set about the delicate task of finding suitable husbands.... John Willoughby quickly and seemingly irreversibly captures Marianne's heart. Her sister, Elinor, finds few suitors and even fewer reasons to open up in a society fuelled by social status.... Published more than 200 years ago, Sense and Sensibility remains one of the British nation's favourite novels. Among the star cast in this radio production are Amanda Hale, Olivia Hallinan, Deborah McAndrew and Blake Ritson.  This title is part of the BBC's Jane Austen collection.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Author: Jane Austen
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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The Rivals: Tales of Sherlock Holmes' Rival Detectives (Dramatisation)

2 ratings

Summary

Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard introduces 12 dramatised stories, featuring detectives whose abilities rival that of the great Sherlock Holmes.

Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald, these 12 stories are written by masters of the crime and thriller genre, all contemporaries of Arthur Conan Doyle.

They include:

The Murders on the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe

The Problem of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle

Murder By Proxy by Matthias McDonnel Bodkin

Mystery of Redstone Manor by Catherine Lousia Pirkis

The Problem of the Superfluous Finger by Jacques Futrelle

The Clue of the Silver Spoons by Robert Barr

The Intangible Clue by Anna Katherine Green

The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah

©2015 BBC Worldwide (P)2015 BBC Worldwide

Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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The Museum of Curiosity: Series 1-4

3 ratings

Summary

The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice, and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn't make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'hmm'. Fortunately, helping to fill its vacant plinths is a gathering of the world's most original minds.  Among the guests bearing donations to the museum in these 25 episodes are Neil Gaiman, Sarah Millican, Clive James, Kate Adie, Sir Terry Pratchett, Ronni Ancona, Jon Ronson, Bettany Hughes, Ben Elton, Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Alain de Botton, Charlotte Uhlenbroek, Alistair Fothergill, Ruth Padel, Jonathan Miller, Lucie Green, Marcus du Sautoy, Sara Wheeler, Brian Eno, Shappi Khorsandi, John Hodgman, Chris Addison, Roger Law, Tim Minchin, Philip Pullman, Richard Wiseman, Victoria Finlay, Simon Singh, Jimmy Carr, Graham Linehan, Sarah Bakewell, Robin Ince, David Eagleman, Natalie Haynes, Brian Blessed, Alan Davies, Gareth Edwards, Martha Reeves, Harry Enfield, Helen Scales, Admiral Alan West and many more.  In addition to all the episodes from the first four series, a previously unbroadcast pilot episode, The Professor of Curiosity, is also included. Running time: 12 hours approx.  Audio updated as of August 2018. 

©2017 John Lloyd, Dan Schreiber and Richard Turner (P)2017 BBC Digital Audio

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The Enneads Volume 2 (4-6)

Summary

Plotinus (204/5 -270CE), born in Lycopolis, Egypt, when it was part of the Roman Empire, was a major figure in the philosophical school later called Neoplatonism. Neoplatonists viewed reality as deriving from a single force or figure expressed as 'the One'. Two further concepts from Plotinus, 'the Intellect' and 'the Soul', are also principal features of his philosophy. These proposals led to the work of Plotinus forming a bridge between Plato and the monotheistic religions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam as well as Gnosticism. Yet Plotinus, who spoke Greek, did not actually leave a written legacy of his ideas. His work was written down and compiled by a pupil, Porphyry of Tyre (c234-c305 CE). Porphyry presented Plotinus' work in six Enneads, each containing nine Tractates (ennea = nine in Greek), amounting to 54 treatises in all. They were originally arranged into three volumes, but in this Ukemi recording they are divided into two equal parts, Volume One and Volume Two. Volume One contains the first three Enneads prefaced by the fascinating biography written by Porphyry, who describes Plotinus as a highly singular figure - he declined to sit for a painter or sculptor, he wouldn't eat meat from animals reared for the table, and he 'caught philosophy at the age of 20'. This recording is Volume Two, which contains The Enneads 4-6. The Fourth Ennead concerns epistemological matters, opening with 'On the Essence of the Soul' (First Tractate) and concludes with 'Are All Souls One?' The Fifth Ennead is concerned with intellectual matters, opening with 'On the Three Primary Hypostases' and concluding with 'On Intellect, the Forms and Being'. The Sixth Ennead concerns being in general and the One above intellect, opens with 'On the Kinds of Being' and concludes with 'On the Good and the One'. Translated by Stephen MacKenna.

Public Domain (P)2017 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Author: Plotinus
Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
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Plantagenet

2 ratings

Summary

Inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles, this series of radio dramas about the Plantagenet dynasty tells the story of the birth of a new Europe after the dark ages. The issues of control, freedom, belief and the temptations of power were new to an age which had no template for domination on this scale.  Henry II: What is a Man? - The first of the House of Anjou to be king of England, Henry II's long reign is beset by conflict with his sons. Starring David Warner as King Henry II and Jane Lapotaire as Queen Eleanor. Richard I: Lionheart - Prince Richard has become heir apparent, but in the face of Henry II's refusal to acknowledge his position, he turns to the Crusades. Starring Ed Stoppard as Richard. John, by the Grace of God - The fourth son of Henry II never expected to succeed to the English throne. When he does, he reveals a talent for making enemies. Starring Neil Stuke as King John. Edward I: Old Soldiers - Edward Longshanks - the Hammer of the Scots - was grief-stricken after the death of his first wife. But he finds new love with Margaret, sister of the French King. Philip Jackson as Edward I and Ellie Kendrick as Margaret. Edward II: The Greatest Traitor - While Edward's power is prey to his passions, his queen, Isabella, and his most powerful ally, Roger Mortimer, find a passion of their own. Starring Sam Troughton as Edward II. Richard II: And All Our Dreams Will End in Death - Richard II, having proved his mettle in quelling the Peasants' Revolt, disappoints his courtiers as he pursues peace and culture as an alternative to fighting and swiving. Starring Patrick Kennedy as Richard II. Henry V: True Believers - Young prince Hal will inherit an unstable throne and a kingdom riven with heresy and rebellion. Victory over the rebel Hotspur will bring peace to England and glory to the king - but at what cost to the man? Starring Luke Treadaway as Hal. Henry VI: A Simple Man - The once-great England of Henry V is bankrupt and losing territory in France, but the weak, idealistic Henry VI is incapacitated by bouts of insanity. Queen Margaret is forced to take up arms to protect her royal line. Starring Al Weaver as Henry VI and Aimee Ffion Edwards as Margaret. Richard III: The Three Brothers: Edward IV manages to bring a modicum of stability to the kingdom of England, but discontent erupts into civil war after his death, and his brother, Richard, is forced to take drastic steps to uphold Plantagenet power. Starring Nancy Carroll as Queen Elizabeth, Simon Bubb as Edward IV and Carl Prekopp as Richard III. Directed by Jeremy Mortimer, Jessica Dromgoole and Sasha Yevtushenko.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Limited (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Limited

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The Enemy Within

1 rating

Summary

Earthlings: beware! Do you know who your enemies are? Your neighbor? Your boss? Your butcher? Your wife?  Only the Voltarians know for sure. They’ve successfully infiltrated our little world - and it may never be the same. They walk among us. They work among us. And they’re making themselves right at home, prepping the planet for a power play unlike any you've ever seen before. In this web of espionage, intrigue, and betrayal, even Voltarian Royal Combat Engineer Jettero Heller doesn’t know whom he can trust. He’s hard at work creating a gasoline substitute to fuel his ’68 Caddy in a Long Island automobile race - a development that could have dramatic consequences for the entire human race. As such, he poses a grave threat to the powers that be.  Now, his treacherous fellow Voltarian Soltan Gris has formed a secret alliance with a cabal that includes a dirty DC politician, a ruthless billionaire industrialist, and a mysterious media madman. Their mission: terminate Jettero Heller.  Beset by double-crossing body doubles and backstabbing identity shifters, Heller discovers that the most dangerous battle of all is about to begin...against The Enemy Within. “A must buy.” (American Library Association)

©1986 L. Ron Hubbard (P)1986 L. Ron Hubbard

Narrator: full cast
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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Winter Kill [Dramatized Adaptation]

Summary

The winter around Cheyenne Wyoming that year was devastating killing both people and livestock. John Henry Cole was three miles out of town on his small ranch waiting out the storm that was quickly killing his cattle and horses and starting to feel a little crazy himself. Everything he owned was dying before his eyes and there wasn't anything that he could do about it. His dreams of a settled life were as dead as everything else.  He knew it was time to move on. And move on he did but not in a direction he expected. Teddy Green a Texas Ranger arrives in Cheyenne and seeks Cole s help in locating Ella Mims a woman who once lived in Cheyenne and with whom Cole had once been intimate. Green wants to question her concerning her involvement in a murder in Denver City. But they would not be the only ones searching for her. Performed by Terence Aselford, Evan Casey, Danny Gavigan, David Jourdan, Paul Reisman, Ken Jackson, David Coyne, Ren Kasey, Christopher Walker, Nanette Savard, Blythe Coons, Scott McCormick, Nick DePinto, Casie Platt, Jeff Allin, Kimberly Gilbert, Andy Brownstein, Tim Carlin, Yasmin Tuazon, Doug Brown, Dylan Lynch, Gary Telles, Michael John Casey, Thomas Keegan, Richard Cutting, David Harris, Lily Beacon, Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, James Lewis, Alyssa Wilmoth, Deidre Starnes, Colleen Delany, Drew Kopas, Tim Pabon, Richard Rohan, Christopher Graybill, Thomas Penny.

©2013 Bill Brooks (P)2015 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Death Quest

Summary

Kinky killers. Exploding speedboats. Two-billion-dollar paternity suits.  It’s love Voltarian-style...and planet Earth is feeling the heat.  Voltarian Royal Officer Jettero Heller will go to any length to protect his beloved Countess Krak. He’ll race up the Eastern Seaboard pursued by the entire Coast Guard. He'll smash boats, he’ll set off bombs, he’ll fight off every paternity suit that comes his way.  But Apparatus Officer Soltan Gris is just as determined to put the Countess out of commission - for good - and he’s found the perfect hit man for the job. Well, almost perfect. This particular Torpedo has one little kink. He takes a bit of an unhealthy interest in his victims...after he kills them.  And as if Gris didn’t have enough on his plate, wedding bells are ringing. The Voltarian stud is about to tie the knot - with two women! Yes, love is a battlefield. But in this warped war of twisted desires, perverse passions and unholy alliances - the entire Mission Earth enterprise could soon morph into a truly decadent Death Quest. “Remember how you felt the first time you saw Star Wars? This book will do it to you again.” (Orson Scott Card)

©1989 L. Ron Hubbard (P)1989 L. Ron Hubbard

Narrator: full cast
Length: 3 hrs
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Leverage (BBC Radio 4: The Saturday Play)

Summary

A fast-paced psychological thriller from BBC Radio 4's 'Saturday Play' slot, originally broadcast 26 March 2011. A city banker is found dead in an opulent apartment. At the funeral, his former girlfriend Helen is unexpectedly questioned about when she last saw him. Did he mention computer files, or give her anything as a keepsake? Helen's suspicions mount as she retraces his last movements. Her discoveries put her in the firing line…

A taut, character-driven conspiracy thriller, writhing with twists and heavy on menace, by one of radio's leading writers of thrillers, Simon Passmore. 'Leverage' stars Claire Foy, Blake Ritson, Charlie Cox, Sally Orrock, Joanna Monro, Nyasha Hatendi and Sean Baker.

©2011 Simon Passmore (P) 2011 AudioGO Ltd

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A Loud Winter's Nap

Summary

Every year Tortoise sleeps through winter. He assumes he isn’t missing much. However, his friends are determined to prove otherwise! Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun?  This charming story will convince even the biggest winter grouch that winter can be magical if you have friends by your side.

©2017 Katy Hudson (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: full cast
Author: Katy Hudson
Length: 7 mins
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Charles Paris: Murder Unprompted

4 ratings

Summary

Bill Nighy stars as Charles Paris in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Simon Brett's novel. 

Charles Paris is understudying in a West End production, whose star Michael Banks seems unable to master the script. Has Charles time to solve a murder, win Frances' heart and make it on stage by the time the curtain goes up? 

Also featuring: Suzanne Burden, Danny Webb, Jon Glover, Jemima Rooper, Liza Sadovy, Rachel Bavidge, Nitin Gonatra, Tilly Gaunt, Thomas Arnold, Jot Davies, Leslie Philips, Simon Treves, Jasmin Callan and Miranda Colchester.

Written by Jeremy Front, based on the novel by Simon Brett. 

©2015 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2015 BBC Worldwide

Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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Orange World and Other Stories

2 ratings

Summary

From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Karen Russell’s extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and imagination. Karen Russell’s comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicaments that uncannily mirror our inner in lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories. In “Bog Girl”, a revelatory story about first love, a young man falls in love with a 2,000-year-old girl that he’s extracted from a mass of peat in a Northern European bog. In “The Prospectors”, two opportunistic young women fleeing the depression strike out for new territory, and find themselves fighting for their lives. In the brilliant, hilarious title story, a new mother desperate to ensure her infant’s safety strikes a diabolical deal, agreeing to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection. The landscape in which these stories unfold is a feral, slippery, purgatorial space, bracketed by the void - yet within it Russell captures the exquisite beauty and tenderness of ordinary life. Orange World is a miracle of storytelling from a true modern master.  Stories  “The Prospectors” read by Emily Rankin “The Bad Graft” read by Arthur Morey “Bog Girl: A Romance” read by Mhairi Morrison “Madame Bovary’s Greyhound” read by Cassandra Campbell “The Tornado Auction” read by Mark Bramhall “Black Corfu” read by Dominic Hoffman “The Gondoliers” read by Bahni Turpin “Orange World” read by Rebecca Lowman

©2019 Karen Russell (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: full cast
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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D. H. Lawrence: A BBC Radio Collection

Summary

Dramatisations and readings of selected works by DH Lawrence - plus a radio play by Dan Allum and two bonus documentaries exploring Lawrence’s life and writings.

Crowned ‘the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation’ by EM Forster, DH Lawrence has an undisputed place in England's canon of great authors. In this wide-ranging collection, dramatisations and readings of some of his major works are brought together, exploring themes such as romantic love and sexual desire, individual freedom, class division, war, the beauty of nature and the ugliness of industrialisation.

This rich and varied anthology contains the radio productions of five of Lawrence’s classic novels, and nine short stories and novellas. It includes: Goose Fair, The Christening, Daughters of the Vicar, Her Turn, Love Among the Haystacks, The Shades of Spring, Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love, The Fox, The Ladybird, Kangaroo, Rawdon’s Roof and Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Also featured is an original radio drama by Dan Allum, The Gypsy (inspired by Lawrence’s The Virgin and the Gypsy), while two bonus radio documentaries - Great Lives and Michael Rosen: On the Trail of DH Lawrence - provide further insight into the inner life of the controversial author.

Due to the archive nature of these recordings, sound quality may vary. With thanks to Keith Wickham, Greg Linden and Roy McMillan.

The full list of narrators also includes Samuel Edward-Cook and Stella Gonet. 

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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White Sand: Volume Two [Dramatized Adaptation]

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Following the loss of most of his colleagues in a violent ambush, Kenton has become Lord Mastrell of the few remaining Sand Masters, magicians who can manipulate sand to do their bidding. With the ruling council poised against him, the hot-headed Kenton must become a diplomat to have any hope of preventing the eradication of his people forever. However, there’s another complication: assassins are coming for him from all directions, and Kenton’s only true ally is Khriss, a visitor from the other side of the planet who has an agenda of her own to pursue. White Sand, Volume 2 continues the New York Times best-selling series of graphic novel adaptations, bringing a crucial chapter of Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere to life in GraphicAudio. Performed by Terence Aselford, Alexander Strain, Dawn Ursula, Bradley Smith, Yasmin Tuazon, Jason B McIntosh, Scott McCormick, Frank Britton, KenYatta Rogers, Mort Shelby, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Duyen Washington, Eric Messner, Joe Mallon, Jonathon Church, Paul Reisman, Steve Wannall, Ken Jackson, Alejandro Ruiz, Michael John Casey, James Lewis, Jonathan Feuer, Colleen Delany, Nick DePinto, Tim Carlin, Matthew Bassett, Andy Brownstein, Nanna Ingvarsson, Holly Vagley, Elizabeth Jernigan, Joy Jones, Alyssa Wilmoth, Chris Davenport.

©2016 Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC (P)2019 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Old Harry's Game

2 ratings

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Poor Satan has to undergo yet more trials and tribulations in this fifth series of the Sony Award-winning comedy. What with missing the Professor, a case of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and, above all, the disastrous overcrowding in Hell, he hasn't felt this depressed since Bill Clinton survived his heart operation.

©2018 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2007 BBC Audiobooks LTD

Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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In the Beginning: Creation

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In the Beginning is an audio drama series featuring stories from the Holy Bible. Performed in the style of the old-time radio plays from yesteryear, each fully dramatized story is professionally performed by some of Hollywood's best voice talent. This story begins with the creation of the world and continues through to the original sin, the fall of man, and the expulsion of Adam and Eve from paradise.

©2015 MM Media, LLC (P)2015 MM Media, LLC

Narrator: full cast
Length: 26 mins
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The Raj Quartet: The Jewel in the Crown, The Day of the Scorpion, The Towers of Silence & A Division of the Spoils

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An epic full-cast dramatisation of Paul Scott’s classic series of novels charting the last days of the British Raj. Spanning the years from 1942 to 1947, this landmark saga explores the relationships between an array of soldiers and civilians stationed in India as the sun sets on British colonial rule. As The Jewel in the Crown opens, World War II is at its height, and Gandhi is calling for the British to leave. When Daphne Manners arrives in Mayapore, she meets two men who will change her life: Hari Kumar and Ronald Merrick. She begins to fall for Hari, but Ronald Merrick - the local police superintendent - becomes infatuated with her and seethes with hatred for Hari. The Day of the Scorpion finds Merrick worming his way into the Layton family, and his treatment of Hari Kumar is revealed. In The Towers of Silence, it is summer 1945, and as the war ends Mabel Layton’s companion Barbie Batchelor is forced to leave her home in Pankot. In A Division of the Spoils, Sergeant Guy Perron arrives to witness India’s independence while the Laytons plan for their future - but the division of the country will spark tragic consequences for many. The extensive, star-studded cast includes Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House, Motherland), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster), Geraldine James (who also starred in the film of The Jewel in the Crown), Mark Bazeley (Broadchurch), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Kulvinder Ghir (Goodness Gracious Me) and Nina Wadia (EastEnders). Dramatised by John Harvey (The Jewel in the Crown, The Day of the Scorpion, The Towers of Silence) and Shelley Silas (A Division of the Spoils). Produced and directed by Sally Avens (The Jewel in the Crown, A Division of the Spoils) and Jeremy Mortimer (The Day of the Scorpion, The Towers of Silence). Music by Raiomond Mirza.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Rakkety Tam

4 ratings

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New York Times best-selling author Brian Jacques has millions of copies of his phenomenally popular Redwall series in print. Fans cannot get enough of the feasting, fighting, and fantastic adventures that fill every book. A horrifying creature has landed on the shores of Mossflower country: Gulo the Savage, a wolverine who is known to devour his enemies' flesh. Gulo intends to kill his brother and seize a mighty relic known as the Walking Stone. But standing in Gulo's way is Redwall Abbey and a mercenary squirrel named Rakkety Tam MacBurl. Soon, the Mossflower woods are ringing with the glorious sound of battlecries, as an epic battle that tests the bonds of comradeship begins. Thanks to the extraordinary vocal talents of a full cast of accomplished performers, joined by the author himself, each wondrous character is fully brought to life, and Rakkety Tam becomes a riveting listening experience that is not easily forgotten.

©2004 The Redwall La Dita Co., Ltd. (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
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The Only Plane in the Sky

27 ratings

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A 2020 Audiobook of the Year Audie Award Winner! A 2020 Multi-Voiced Performance Audie Award Winner! Audio bonus! The audio edition includes an exclusive interview with Garrett Graff and Holter Graham as well as archival audio from United States presidential addresses, in-flight communications, and air traffic control. Now with a new afterword, Garrett M. Graff’s instant New York Times best seller The Only Plane in the Sky, the comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001 called “history as its most immediate and moving” (Jon Meacham) and “remarkable...a priceless civic gift” (The Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “remarkable...incredibly evocative and compelling” (The Washington Post) and “oral history at its finest” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Garrett M. Graff’s The Only Plane in the Sky is the most vivid and human portrait of the September 11 attacks yet, comprised of never-before-published transcripts, recently declassified documents, and original interviews and stories from nearly 500 government officials, first responders, witnesses, survivors, friends, and family members. Here is a vivid, profound, and searing portrait of humanity on a day that changed the course of history and all of our lives.

©2019 Garrett M. Graff (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: full cast
Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
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Anatomy of Innocence

2 ratings

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Recalling the great muckrakers of the past, an outraged team of America's best-selling writers unite to confront the disasters of wrongful convictions. Wrongful convictions, long regarded as statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, now appear with frightening regularity. But few people understand just how or why they happen and, more important, the immeasurable consequences that often haunt the lucky few who are acquitted years after they are proven innocent. Now, in this groundbreaking anthology, 14 exonerated inmates narrate their stories to a roster of high-profile mystery and thriller writers - including Lee Child, Sara Paretsky, Laurie R. King, Jan Burke, and SJ Rozan - while another exoneree's case is explored in a previously unpublished essay by legendary playwright Arthur Miller. An astonishing and unique collaboration, these testimonies bear witness to the incredible stories of innocent men and women who were convicted of serious crimes and cast into the maw of a vast and deeply flawed American criminal justice system before eventually, and miraculously, being exonerated. Introduced by best-selling authors Scott Turow and Barry Scheck, these master storytellers capture the tragedy of wrongful convictions as never before and challenge listeners to confront the limitations and harsh realities of the American criminal justice system. Lee Child tells of Kirk Bloodsworth, who obsessively read about the burgeoning field of DNA testing, cautiously hoping that it held the key to his acquittal - until he eventually became the first person to be exonerated from death row based on DNA evidence. Judge John Sheldon and author Gayle Lynds team up to share Audrey Edmunds' experience raising her children long distance from her prison cell. And exoneree Gloria Killian recounts to SJ Rozan her journey from that fateful "knock on the door" and the initial shock of accusation to the scars she carries today. Together, the powerful stories collected within Anatomy of Innocence detail every aspect of the experience of wrongful conviction as well as the remarkable depths of endurance sustained by each exoneree who never lost hope.

©2017 Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Brief Lives: Series 1-6

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The first six series of the popular radio drama set in a Manchester legal practice, starring David Schofield. Frank Twist and Sarah Gold lead a maverick team of freelance paralegals operating in the mean(ish) streets of Manchester. Their agency operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, dispatching legal representatives to set free burglars, muggers and even some innocent people who find themselves on the wrong side of a cell door. Frank and Sarah have a history, and a child, but now their relationship is purely business, and in these 30 episodes, they and their colleagues deal with cases ranging from shoplifting to attempted murder. Among their clientele are a suspected rapist, a young teacher accused of having an affair with a sixth-former, a girl arrested for assaulting a police officer and a local councillor who’s been caught selling drugs. In addition, Sarah and Frank themselves become the subjects of police interest when they’re called into Manchester Central for questioning - and that’s just the start of their Kafkaesque journey.... Created by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, these gripping dramas combine complex crime stories with witty humour. David Schofield stars as Frank Twist, with Gina Bellman, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Kathryn Hunt and Caroline Burns Cooke as Sarah Gold. Written by Tom Fry and Sharon Kelly, Elizabeth Heery (Series 4 Episode 3, Series 5 Episode 4), Eve Steele and Ed Jones (Series 4 Episode 4), Eve Steele (Series 5 Episode 2), Lizi Patch (Series 6 Episode 2), Nuala O’Sullivan (Series 6 Episode 4). Produced and directed by Susan Roberts (Series 1), Gary Brown (Series 2-6) Music by Carl Harms.

©2019 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2019 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Length: 21 hrs and 54 mins
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The George Eliot BBC Radio Drama Collection

1 rating

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One of the greatest English authors of the 19th century, George Eliot is renowned for her realistic storytelling and insight into the human psyche. This BBC Radio collection presents dramatisations of her five most famous novels, as well as an exploration of her life through her fictional characters. Adam Bede Summer, 1799, and in the Staffordshire village of Hayslope, one of Lisbeth Bede's sons has marriage on his mind.... Eliot's haunting story of love betrayed and rewarded stars Thomas Arnold and Victoria Liddelle. The Mill on the Floss Free-spirited country girl Maggie Tulliver must look outside the love of her own family to find the fulfilment she craves. This classic tale of rejection and reconciliation stars Deborah Findlay, Jasmine Hyde, Tom Goodman-Hill and David Tennant. Silas Marner Reclusive, embittered miser Silas Marner finds salvation when he fosters a little foundling girl - but his life with Eppie is threatened when her biological father makes a claim on her.... Starring George Costigan and Rebecca Callard. Middlemarch In 1830s England, passionate idealist Dorothea Brooke yearns to right society's wrongs. Starring Caroline Martin, Robert Glenister and Roger Allam. Daniel Deronda From the moment their eyes meet across a packed gaming room, Gwendolen Harleth and Daniel Deronda are irresistibly drawn to one another - and their fates become eternally and tragically entwined. Starring Anna Chancellor and Michael Perceval-Maxwell. In George Eliot: A Life in Five Characters, presenter Kathryn Hughes paints a portrait of the author through her key characters, as she talks to Eliot's biographer Philip Davis and authors Tessa Hadley, Sarah Moss, Sathnam Sangera, David Constantine and Kathy O'Shaughnessy. First published 1859 (Adam Bede), 1860 (The Mill on the Floss), 1861 (Silas Marner), 1871-72 (Middlemarch), 1876 (Daniel Deronda).

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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64th Man

49 ratings

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Please note: This content is not for kids. It is for mature audiences only. This audio comedy features adult language and themes, some sexual content, and the kind of talk you leave on the field. Discretion is advised.  64th Man is an Audible Original starring the world-famous and powerfully funny John Cena, Emmy-nominated actress Anna Chlumsky (Veep), comedy legend Jane Curtin, and an all-star cast of Saturday Night Live performers and alums. Produced by Broadway Video, this sports comedy is not an audiobook - it’s a 10-episode scripted audio series that’s like TV for your ears.   In sports, everybody loves redemption stories, the underdog who no one believes in but through sheer hard work wins it all. But no one tells the stories of the players who work hard and don’t make it. In pro football, 53 guys get on the roster. Ten make it to the practice squad. And then there’s the 64th Man - that’s Billy Logan (Cena), who seems to always be one spot from glory.   After a promising college career capped by a headline-making, game-winning play, Billy seems destined to be drafted to the NFL. But he isn’t, and after a year of tryouts and near misses, he still hasn’t made it pro. So, he returns home to Columbus, Ohio, to figure out how to make his great gridiron dream come true. With a new job at a grocery store, Billy reconnects with his ex-girlfriend Ellen (Chlumsky), but generally it’s embarrassing to be back in town, seeing as he was the “star who was going places”, and now he’s seen as the “star who never went anywhere”. Looking for an opening to the end zone, Billy will tackle anything to make his dream come true. It’s a path that leads him to a billionaire tech bro starting a new professional football league that has more in common with professional wrestling, a health guru selling a cult-like fitness craze, and a hard-partying NFL quarterback who needs a real-life tackle dummy for his football video game. Will these lateral runs lead Billy to NFL stardom? A life of love with his ex? Or something totally unexpected from an elderly mentor named Mildred (Curtin) who he trains at the gym?  Written by Bryan Tucker, senior writer at Saturday Night Live, and Zack Phillips, former head writer at Above Average and its sports site The Kicker, this hard-hitting underdog story with a touch of romance also features Leslie Jones, Adam Pally, Chris Redd, Alex Moffat, Jay Pharaoh, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Will Forte, Heidi Gardner, and more. Listen to Billy’s journey as he learns what happens when you're fourth and inches from your dream, but the game clock is running out.                              

©2019 The Broadway Video Group, Inc. (P)2019 The Broadway Video Group, Inc.

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Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth

2 ratings

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God does not suggest, he commands that we do justice. Social justice is not optional for the Christian. All injustice affects others, so talking about justice that isn't social is like talking about water that isn't wet or a square with no right angles. But the Bible's call to seek justice is not a call to superficial, kneejerk activism. We are not merely commanded to execute justice, but to "truly execute justice". The God who commands us to seek justice is the same God who commands us to "test everything" and "hold fast to what is good".  Drawing from a diverse range of theologians, sociologists, artists, and activists, Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth, by Thaddeus Williams, makes the case that we must be discerning if we are to "truly execute justice" as Scripture commands. Not everything called "social justice" today is compatible with a biblical vision of a better world. The Bible offers hopeful and distinctive answers to deep questions of worship, community, salvation, and knowledge that ought to mark a uniquely Christian pursuit of justice. Topics addressed include: Racism Sexuality Socialism Culture war Abortion Tribalism Critical theory Identity politics Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth also brings in unique voices to talk about their experiences with these various social justice issues, including: Michelle-Lee Barnwall Suresh Budhaprithi Eddie Byun Freddie Cardoza Becket Cook Bella Danusiar Monique Duson Ojo Okeye Edwin Ramirez Samuel Sey Neil Shenvi Walt Sobchak In Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth, Thaddeus Williams transcends our religious and political tribalism and challenges listeners to discover what the Bible and the example of Jesus have to teach us about justice. He presents a compelling vision of justice for all God's image-bearers that offers hopeful answers to life's biggest questions. Discussion questions and accompanying reference material are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Thaddeus Williams (P)2020 Zondervan Academic

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Dragon Planet

13 ratings

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The much-anticipated sequel to Zero G and the middle grade debut by Dan Wells. The colonists from the Pathfinder have arrived on Kaguya, a planet with low gravity but a very dense atmosphere. It’s fun to jump around, but the air makes you loopy. Even worse than that, the heavy atmosphere means that wind storms, although rare, are absolutely devastating. Zero and Nyx help to get everything locked down before the first big storm, but they stumble onto a group of thieves who have stolen some mining equipment. Before the kids have a chance to get away and tell anyone, the storm hits and the massive winds carry them far away. Zero and Nyx are stranded on an unknown planet with no way to communicate, being chased by thieves, and with another storm bearing down on them. And, oh yeah, this planet has dragons. It will take more than just good luck to get back to the colony. It’s going to take science.

©2019 Dan Wells (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Author: Dan Wells
Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
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Weird Tales

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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.  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....  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

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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The Stuarts

1 rating

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Eleven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas telling the stories of Mary Queen of Scots and the Stuart royals. Under the Stuarts, Britain entered the modern world. But with great change came turmoil, and for 111 years, the Stuart monarchs faced dynastic struggles, religious conflict, the rise of parliamentary democracy - and civil war. These dramas chart that turbulent epoch through its royal family, from Mary, Queen of Scots to the ‘last Stuart’, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s daughter Charlotte. It Came In with a Lass - 1561. Arriving in mist-shrouded Scotland, Queen Mary must quickly distinguish her friends from her enemies. Starring Jeany Spark as Mary. To Make the Plough Go Before the Horse - James I’s life and reign told through his relationships, from his first love, Esme, to his last favourite, George Villiers. Starring Bill Paterson as James I and VI. A World of Fools and Knaves - Henrietta Maria, Charles I's Catholic queen, watches her husband fail to keep hold of the reins of government. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Charles I. This War Without an Enemy - Only on the morning of his execution can Charles I begin to understand the events that brought him to to the scaffold. Starring Julian Rhind-Tutt as Charles I. Charles II, Part One: Through the World in Various Fortune - When news of Oliver Cromwell's death reaches Brussels, the exiled Charles II plots his return. Starring Jamie Parker as Charles II. Charles II, Part Two: The Long Lease of Pleasant Days - Charles II plots to confound parliamentary reformers and secure the throne for his brother. Starring Pip Torrens as Charles II. James II: The Storms of this Deceitful World - 1688. After just four years as King, James II flees England in the Glorious Revolution. How did it all go so wrong? Starring James Fleet as James II. William III and Mary II: To Have and to Hold - Dutch William marries his Stuart cousin for reasons of politics, not passion - but their partnership proves crucial when it comes to ruling England. Starring Mark Edel-Hunt as William III and Elaine Cassidy as Mary. Queen Anne: Myself Alone - Queen Anne must abandon long-held allegiances to command parliament’s loyalty and rule with authority. Starring Fenella Woolgar as Queen Anne. Bonnie Prince Charlie: Who Dares to Be Free - Charles Edward Stuart, the ‘Young Pretender’, risks everything for the Stuart name. Starring Blake Ritson as Charles. Charlotte Stuart: The Last Stuart - Is Charlotte Stuart as driven as her predecessors, or the last victim of the Stuart curse? Starring Kate O’Flynn as Charlotte. Produced and directed by Jessica Dromgoole, Sasha Yevtushenko, Marc Beeby and Gemma Jenkins.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Sherlock Holmes: The Voice of Treason

11 ratings

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There is a plot to kidnap Queen Victoria and only Sherlock Holmes can stop it...or can he? Investigating a crime seemingly unconnected to the Royal Family, Holmes & Watson uncover a conspiracy to kidnap Queen Victoria and destabilise the British Empire. With a ticking clock to her next public engagement, Holmes and Watson must discover who is behind the plot and locate her majesty, while Mycroft tries to keep the monarch’s disappearance a secret from the British people. At first, Holmes believes Moriarty is responsible for the abduction, but when the Napoleon of Crime is proved innocent, Holmes must work with his arch-nemesis to rescue the Queen. An Audible Original drama starring Nicholas Boulton as Sherlock Holmes and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Dr. John Watson alongside a full cast.  You can also join the detective duo in an interactive murder mystery story on Alexa, where the power lies in your hands. Just ask 'Alexa, start the Great Game' to solve a crime committed before we meet Holmes and Watson in the Audible Original drama.    George Mann is a Sunday Times best-selling novelist and scriptwriter. He’s the author of the supernatural crime series Wychwood, as well as the popular Newbury & Hobbes Victorian fantasy series. He’s written several novels featuring a 1920s vigilante known as 'The Ghost', as well as best-selling Doctor Who novels, a Star Wars book and new adventures for Sherlock Holmes. His comic writing includes extensive work on Doctor Who, Dark Souls, Warhammer 40,000, Star Wars as well Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for younger listeners and he’s also written audio scripts for Doctor Who, Blake’s 7, Sherlock Holmes and for a handful of high-profile computer games.   Cavan Scott has written for such popular franchises as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Vikings, Judge Dredd, Highlander and Warhammer 40,000. Recent comic work includes Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader’s Castle and The Real Ghostbusters for IDW, The Incredibles for Dark Horse, Doctor Who and Tekken for Titan, Rogue Trooper for 2000AD and Pacific Rim: Aftermath and Pacific Rim: Amara for Legendary. In 2016, Cavan was chosen as one of the 10 World Book Day authors, his WBD title, Star Wars: Adventures In Wild Space becoming a UK number one best seller. He was also the co-writer of Doctor Who Who-ology, the first Doctor Who book ever to become a Sunday Times best seller.   Featuring: Danny Ashock, Rachel Atkins, Nicholas Boulton, Dominic Cazenove, Jessica Dennis, Felicity Duncan, Rupert Farley, Matt Gavan, Raj Ghatak, Don Gilet, Edward Harrison, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, David Holt, Frances Jeater, Ivanno Jeremiah, Shaheen Khan, Angus King, James MacCallum, Joel MacCormack, Fiz Marcus, Roger May, Amy Mcalister, Gerard McDermott, Paul McEwan, Harry Myers, Greg Page, James Parkes, Jenny Runacre, Mark Straker, Inel Tomlinson and Timothy Watson.

©2020 Audible, Ltd (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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The Southpaw

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Coming of age in America by way of the baseball diamond, left-hander Henry Wiggen grows to manhood in a right-handed world. From his small-town beginnings to the top of the game, Henry finds out how hard it is to please his coach, his girl, the sports page and himself - all at once. The first installation of a series which includes Bang the Drum Slowly, The Southpaw is a comic and poignant look at Henry Wiggen's first season in the majors. This full-cast production features Edward Asner, Kate Asner, Henry Harris, Ron West, Amy Pietz, Earl Brown, Armando Ortega, Rugg Williams, Eric Winzenried, Evan Gore, and Tom Virtue.

(P)1996 L.A. Theatre Works; All Rights Reserved

Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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Martin the Warrior

15 ratings

Summary

A shadow has fallen on the shore of the Eastern sea, a shadow called Marshank. In this cold stone fortress, a stoat named Badrang holds dozens of innocent creatures as slaves, part of his scheme to build an empire where he will rule as unquestioned tyrant.   Among those slaves is a mouse named Martin who has a warrior's heart and a burning desire for freedom: freedom not only for himself, but for all of Badrang's victims. There is no risk he will not take, no battle he will not fight, to end the stoat's evil reign, and in the process regain the sword of his father, Luke the Warrior: the sword that Badrang stole from him when he was but a lad. Once again master storyteller Brian Jacques has crafted an epic adventure and filled it to the bursting point with unforgettable characters, including villains so hilariously evil you'll barely be able to keep from hissing at them and loveable woodland creatures so brave you'll want to stand and cheer as they fight for their freedom.

©1999 The Redwall Abbey Company Ltd (P)1999 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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Nine Women, One Dress

9 ratings

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A charming, hilarious, irresistible romp of a novel that brings together nine unrelated women, each touched by the same little black dress that weaves through their lives, bringing a little magic with it. Natalie is a Bloomingdale's salesgirl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend, who's engaged to someone else after just two months. Felicia has been quietly in love with her boss for 17 years and has one night to finally make the feeling mutual. Andie is a private detective who specializes in gathering evidence on cheating husbands - a skill she unfortunately learned from her own life - and lands a case that may restore her faith in true love. For these three women, as well as half a dozen others in sparkling supporting roles - a young model fresh from rural Alabama; a diva Hollywood star making her Broadway debut; and an overachieving, unemployed Brown grad who starts faking a fabulous life on social media, to name just a few - everything is about to change thanks to the dress of the season, the perfect little black number everyone wants to get their hands on.... Cast of narrators: Robert Fass Dorothy Dillingham Tristan Morris Mandy Siegfried Hillary Huber Cassandra Campbell Erik Singer Dan Woren Michael Crouch Em Eldridge

©2016 Jane L. Rosen (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: full cast
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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The Ruth Rendell BBC Radio Drama Collection

1 rating

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Full-cast dramatisations of seven of Ruth Rendell's tense psychological thrillers. This collection includes: The Bridesmaid: a beautiful stone statue and her living double lead Philip into a nightmare of obsession and murder. Going Wrong: besotted with his childhood sweetheart, Leonora, psychopathic Guy Curran will do anything to make her his. King Solomon’s Carpet: London’s Underground links a group of misfit housemates and is the catalyst for a devastating crime in this compelling tale, written under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. People Don’t Do Such Things: a suburban couple befriend a charismatic novelist, but their relationship soon slips into sinister territory. The Fever Tree: on safari in South Africa, Ford and Tricia find the tensions in their marriage exacerbated by the unforgiving wilderness. The Dreadful Day of Judgment: clearing up an abandoned cemetery, John, Gilly and Marlon’s personal demons come to the fore. Thornapple: poison enthusiast James becomes captivated by the ruthless Meribel on a visit to her wealthy aunt. Among the casts of these seven suspenseful adaptations are Jamie Glover, Mark Strong, Reece Shearsmith, Paul Rhys, Danny Sapani and Juliet Aubrey. 

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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The Left Hand of Darkness

8 ratings

Summary

The first ever broadcast dramatisation of Ursula Le Guin's seminal science fiction novel.

On an alien world in the middle of an ice age, one man prepares for the biggest mission of his life. Alone and unarmed, Genly Ai has been sent from Earth to persuade the people of Gethen to join the Ekumen, a union of planets. But it's a task fraught with danger.

Genly is shocking to the natives, for Gethen is a world in which humans are ambigendered - everyone can be a mother, and everyone can be a father. First Minister Estraven is the only person who champions Genly's cause, but their relationship is deeply incomprehensible and troubling.

As the duo embark on a journey that will take them to the edge of their physical and emotional endurance, the stakes are high - to save a world from war and save their own lives.

Ursula Le Guin's award-winning masterpiece was one of the first feminist SF novels, and this compelling dramatisation is both a subtle exploration of gender and a thrilling tale of love, betrayal and survival in a landscape of endless snow and ice. It stars Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey), Toby Jones (Dad's Army) and Louise Brealey (Sherlock).

Duration: two hours approx.

©2016 Ursula Le Guin (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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Gulf War and Black

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Gulf War and Black are two one-act plays by acclaimed American author Joyce Carol Oates.Gulf War: An affluent young couple entertains an older couple for an evening of cocktails and politics during the Gulf War. But as the evening continues, the conversation take a bizarre and absurd tone.Black: In this evening of cocktails and dinner, a couple anxiously awaits the arrival of an ex-husband. As the wine glass are drained, the evening becomes dark and intense, revealing the true colors of the characters in this eerie love triangle.This full cast production stars: Edward Asner, Stephanie Dunnam, Rif Hutton, Nan Martin, and Joe Spano.

(P)1993 L.A. Theatre Works; All Rights Reserved

Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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The Hours

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Winner of the Gold Award for Best Drama in the New York Festivals Radio Awards 2018. A BBC radio adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Michael Cunningham, inspired by Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway. Three separate women, living in different locations and eras, are linked by their passion for Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway. As they each live through a Tuesday in June, their thoughts and experiences mirror each other and become interwoven. In Richmond in 1923, Virginia Woolf struggles to write a novel whose protagonist is Mrs Dalloway. In Los Angeles in 1949, Laura ignores her chores and small son to sit in bed reading Mrs Dalloway. In 1990s New York, Clarissa goes to buy flowers for a party, mirroring the start of the fictional Mrs Dalloway’s day. The party is in honour of her sick friend Richard, who long ago dubbed her Mrs Dalloway. As their stories intertwine, they converge to become one, weaving together themes of story-telling, domestic tension, friendship, love, loss, parental guilt, loneliness, bisexuality and the challenges of hosting social rituals. Adapted by Sony Award-winning dramatist Frances Byrnes, this affecting dramatisation stars Fenella Woolgar as Virginia Woolf, Teresa Gallagher as Laura and Rosamund Pike as Clarissa. Directed by Judith Kampfner and Polly Thomas. Produced by Judith Kampfner. A Corporation For Independent Media production for BBC Radio 4.

©2013 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Pilgrim: The Winter Queen

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Every year, on the winter solstice, the small town of Melcombe observes an annual custom, the roots and meaning of which are lost in the mists of time. A torchlit procession to the ancient tomb of Cairndale Knapp, overlooking the town, puts the old sun to bed and greets the new sun in the morning, restoring balance to the year.      This year, however, Mr Sam Notice has bought the Knapp and has set about landscaping it. And with the felling of an ancient yew tree, the roots and meaning of the old custom spring malevolently to life, as the Winter Queen is finally released from her prison and bent on revenge.      Told over the two days of the winter solstice - Pilgrim walks again between the worlds of magick and of men.  

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Dead Things [Dramatized Adaptation]

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Necromancer is such an ugly word, but it's a title Eric Carter is stuck with. He sees ghosts, talks to the dead. He's turned it into a lucrative career, putting troublesome spirits to rest, sometimes taking on even more dangerous things. For a fee, of course. When he left LA 15 years ago, he thought he'd never go back. Too many bad memories. Too many people trying to kill him. But now his sister's been brutally murdered and Carter wants to find out why. Was it the gangster looking to settle a score? The ghost of a mage he killed the night he left town? Maybe it's the patron saint of violent death herself, Santa Muerte, who's taken an unusually keen interest in him. Carter's going to find out who did it, and he's going to make them pay. As long as they don't kill him first. Performed by Michael John Casey, Eva Wilhelm, Jacob Yeh, Tia Shearer, Terence Aselford, Jefferson A Russell, Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, James Lewis, Michael Glenn, James Konicek, Rose Elizabeth Supan, Nick DePinto, Rebecca Sheir, Jonathon Church, Thomas Keegan, Bradley Smith, Matthew Bassett, Ken Jackson, Dawn Ursula.

©2013 Stephen Blackmoore (P)2015 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Battlefield Earth

56 ratings

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Audie Award Winner • Earphones Award Winner • Best of 2016 Science Fiction Audiobook If you liked Dune, Atlantis Gene, and Star Wars - you will love the book Battlefield Earth!   In the year AD 3000, Earth is a dystopian wasteland, plundered of its natural resources by alien conquerors known as Psychlos. Fewer than 35,000 humans survive in a handful of communities scattered across the face of a post-apocalyptic Earth. From the ashes of humanity rises a young hero, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler. Setting off on an initial quest to discover a hidden evil, Jonnie unlocks the mystery of humanity’s demise and unearths a crucial weakness in their oppressors. Spreading the seeds of revolt, Jonnie and a small band of survivors pit their quest for freedom in an all-out rebellion that erupts across the continents of Earth and the cosmic sprawl of the Psychlo empire. For the fate of the Galaxy lies on the Battlefield of Earth. “Over 1,000 pages of thrills, spills, vicious aliens and noble humans. I found Battlefield Earth un-put-downable.” (Neil Gaiman) “Battlefield Earth is a terrific story! The carefully underplayed comedy I found it delicious. A masterpiece.” (Robert A. Heinlein) “Space opera that hits the right notes. It's provocative, exhilarating and genuinely enjoyable.” (Scifi.com) Superlative quality - a new standard for all audiobooks. Unlike any other audiobook ever produced. A fully immersive experience, this unabridged audiobook features more than 65 actors including Grammy Award-winning audiobook producer and narrator Stefan Rudnicki. This state-of-the-art audio engineering has created a wholly cinematic soundtrack with: 47½ hours of pulse-pounding drama and action professionally recorded with high-definition sound. A gorgeous cinematic soundtrack with full orchestral compositions and more than 150,000 sound effects. A cast of more than 65 actors - many of whom are celebrity voices from TV, films, and games - performing 198 characters. Awards and Accolades: Top 100 science fiction books Top three of the best 100 English language novels of the 20th century by the Random House Modern Library Readers Poll US Golden Scroll and Saturn Awards Tetradramma d'Oro Award Gutenberg Award Listen to the novel that changed the shape of science fiction. Additional performers include: Roy Abramsohn, Corey Burton, Nancy Cartwright, Bob Caso, R. F. Daley, Charles Davis, Neil Dickson, Ellen Dubin, Jim Meskimen, Tamra Meskimen, Michael Gough, Kaleo Griffith, Christina Huntington, Larrs Jackson, Don Leslie, Ralph Lister, Mark Mintz, Phil Nee, Joe Ochman, Mr. Phil Proctor, Enn Reitel, Patrick Renna, Alan Shearman, Thomas Silcott, Tadao Tomomatsu, Bob Walter, Matt Wolf, Robert Wu, Michael Yurchak, Gregory Lee Kenyon, Darren Richardson, Jason Wilburn, Rick Zieff, and Roger Steffens.    

©2016 Galaxy Audio (P)2016 Galaxy Audio

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Elantris (3 of 3) [Dramatized Adaptation]

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The city of the gods. Elantris once stood as the symbol of all that is beautiful. A sprawling metropolis of unrivaled grandeur, it was a symbol of power and strength, built to be as imposing as it was magnificent.  The only thing more glorious than the city itself was its inhabitants, Godlike beings, with silvery skin and hair of the purest flowing white. Able to create powerful magics with a mere wave of their hands, the Elantrians were able to heal mortal wounds and create any object they desired. To be an Elantrian was to be without sickness, without pain, and without want.  And anyone could become a god. Through a process known as the "Shaod", a normal person could go to bed one night and awake the next morning to throw away the shackles of mortality and become a being of incomparable power and grace. With Elantris as their beacon, the light inside all humanity was allowed to shine, elevating it to new heights. But Elantris fell...10 years ago. Performed by James Konicek, Danny Gavigan, Lily Beacon, Richard Rohan, David Coyne, Thomas Penny, Jason Stiles, Thomas Simpson, Tony Nam, Elizabeth Jernigan, Kate Foster, Tim Getman, Sherri Simpson, Mary McGowan, Casie Platt, Jonathan Watkins, Michael Glenn, Eric Messner, Colleen Delany, Sunny Lasskey, Mort Shelby, Terence Aselford, Nanette Savard, Scott McCormick, Andy Clemence, James Lewis, Steven Carpenter, Timothy Lynch. Volume 3 of 3.

©2005 Brandon Sanderson (P)2009 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Man and Superman

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Man and Superman was the first drama to be broadcast on the BBC's Third Program on October 1, 1946. To celebrate Radio 3's 50th anniversary, the play was directed by Sir Peter Hall, and preserved for all time in this lush audio dramatization. "A comedy and a philosophy", Man and Superman is based on the Don Juan theme, and using all the elements from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Shaw reordered them so that Don Juan becomes the quarry instead of the huntsman. Boasting an outstanding cast including Ralph Fiennes, Juliet Stevenson, Dame Judi Dench, John Wood, Nicholas Le Prevost, and Paul Merton, this release includes an exclusive interview with director Sir Peter Hall.

©1998 AudioGO (P)2012 AudioGO

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The Edgar Allan Poe BBC Radio Collection

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Edgar Allan Poe's most celebrated stories, as heard on BBC Radio - plus bonus documentaries and two thrilling original dramas. The master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe has inspired generations of horror writers with his chilling Gothic tales and is also credited with inventing the detective fiction genre in 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue'. This radio collection features five of his classic tales - 'The Pit and the Pendulum', 'The Tell-Tale Heart', 'The Oblong Box', 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Masque of the Red Death', read by David Horovitch, Brian Gear, James Aubrey, Sean Barrett and Don Gilet. Also included is his renowned poem 'The Raven', read by Patrick Romer. Here, too, are adaptations of Poe's suspenseful story of piracy and slavery, 'The Gold Bug', starring Clarke Peters and Rhashan Stone, and his pioneering mystery story 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', starring James Fleet and Andrew Scott. Radio 3's The Essay: Loving the Raven sees Poe enthusiasts Andrew Taylor, Joanne Harris, Louise Welsh, Mark Lawson and Kim Newman discussing the author's enduring legacy and cult status, while in Adventures in Poetry: The Raven, Peggy Reynolds explores Poe's most iconic work. Also included are two original dramas featuring Poe himself. Obsessed by a woman's unsolved murder, Edgar Allan Poe is presented with a disturbing revelation on the night before his death in Peter Mackie's The Real Mystery of Marie Roget, starring Ed Bishop. And in Christopher Cook's The Strange Case of Edgar Allan Poe, starring Kerry Shale and John Moffatt, Poe's famous detective C. Auguste Dupin investigates the bizarre death of his creator. Content warning: 'The Gold Bug' is set in a time when slavery was still prevalent in America and contains racist language from that era. Track listing: 'The Pit and the Pendulum' 'The Tell-Tale Heart' 'The Oblong Box' 'The Fall of the House of Usher' 'The Masque of the Red Death' 'The Raven' 'The Gold Bug' 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' The Essay: Loving the Raven Adventures in Poetry: The Raven The Real Mystery of Marie Roget The Strange Case of Edgar Allan Poe

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Hope Nation

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Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Jason Reynolds, Renée Ahdieh, and many more!  "The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and--in some cases--even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it's difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power.  Some of today's most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal collection of essays and original stories that offer moments of light in the darkness, and show that hope is a decision we all can make.  Like a modern day Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Hope Nation acknowledges the pain and offers words of encouragement.  Audiobook Contents: Introduction, read by Rose Brock "We" by David Levithan, read by Michael Crouch "Different Dances" by Alex London, read by Michael Crouch "Before and After" by Libba Bray, read by Kate Rudd "Wings and Teeth" by Kate Hart, read by Kate Rudd "Now More Than Ever" by Angie Thomas, read by Bahni Turpin "The Two Types of Secrets" by Ally Carter, read by Tavia Gilbert "Rundown" by Ally Condie, read by Tavia Gilbert "Caution: This Hope is NSFW (But It Shouldn’t Be)" by I.W. Gregorio, read by Nancy Wu "Surviving" by Marie Lu, read by Nancy Wu "Nobody Remembers the Names of People Who Build Walls" by Jeff Zentner, read by MacLeod Andrews "Always" by Nic Stone, read by Adenrele Ojo "Love" by Nicola Yoon, read by Adenrele Ojo "Shot of Hope" by Gayle Forman, read by Erin Spencer "In the Past" by Jenny Torres Sanchez, read by Kyla Garcia "Baseball Pasta" by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, read by Kyla Garcia "Don’t Listen to the A**holes" by Atia Abawi, read by Mozahn Marno "The Dreadful Summer of 1991" by Howard Bryant, read by Prentice Onayemi "Hoping for Home" by Julie Murphy, read by Rebecca Soler "Born in Argentina, Made in America: The Immigrant Identity" by Romina Garber, read by Rebecca Soler "Chah-Muh" by Renée Ahdieh, read by January LaVoy "The Only One I Can Apologize For" by Aisha Saeed, read by Mozahn Marno "The Kids Who Stick" by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely, read by Guy Lockard and Chris Andrew Ciulla  

©2018 Rose Brock (P)2018 Listening Library

Narrator: full cast
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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The Hive

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New York Times best-selling authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to the prequels to Ender's Game following The Swarm with The Hive, the second audiobook in the Second Formic War.  Card and Johnston continue the fast-paced hard science-fiction history of the Formic Wars - the alien invasions of Earth’s solar system that ultimately led to Ender Wiggin’s total victory in Ender's Game.    A coalition of Earth’s nations barely fought off the Formics’ first scout ship.   Now, it’s clear there’s a mothership out on edge of the system and that the aliens are prepared to take Earth by force. Can Earth’s warring nations and corporations put aside their differences and mount an effective defense?   Ender's Game is one of the most popular and best-selling science-fiction titles of all time. The Formic War series (The First Formic War and The Second Formic War) are the prequels to Ender’s story.   The Ender Universe: Ender series: Ender’s Game Speaker for the Dead Xenocide Children of the Mind Ender in Exile Children of the Fleet  Ender’s Shadow series:  Ender’s Shadow Shadow of the Hegemon Shadow Puppets Shadow of the Giant Shadows in Flight  The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston):  Earth Unaware Earth Afire Earth Awakens  The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston):  The Swarm The Hive  Ender novellas: A War of Gifts First Meetings This program is read by Orson Scott Card, Vikas Adam, Paul Boehmer, Susan Hanfield, Arthur Morey, Emily Rankin, Stefan Rudnicki, Rob Dean, and Gabrielle de Cuir.

©2019 Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: full cast
Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
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The Math Campers

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A father and husband's meditation on love, adolescence, and the mysterious mechanisms of poetic creation, from the acclaimed poet. The poet's art is revealed in stages in this "making-of" book, where we watch as poems take shape - first as dreams or memories, then as drafts, and finally as completed works set loose on the world. In the long poem "Must We Mean What We Say", a woman reader narrates in prose the circumstances behind poems and snippets of poems she receives in letters from a stranger. Who made up whom?  Chiasson, an acclaimed poetry critic, has invented a remarkable structure where the reader and a poet speak to one another, across the void of silence and mystery. He is also the father of teenaged sons, and this volume continues the autobiographical arc of his prior, celebrated volumes. One long section is about the age of 13 and the dawning of desire, while the title poem looks at the crucial age of 15 and the existential threat of climate change and gun violence, which alters the calculus of adolescence. Though the outlook is bleak, these poems register the glories of our moment: that there are places where boys can kiss each other and not be afraid; that small communities are rousing and taking care of each other; that teenagers have mobilized for a better world. All of these works emerge from the secretive imagination of a father as he measures his own adolescence against that of his sons and explores the complex bedrock of marriage. Chiasson sees a perilous world both navigated and enriched by the passionate young and by the parents - and poets - who care for them.

©2020 Dan Chiasson (P)2020 Random House Audio

Author: Dan Chiasson
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
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The Best American Mystery Stories 2020

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A collection of the year’s best mystery short fiction selected by New York Times best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author C. J. Box. C. J. Box , number one New York Times best-selling author of the hugely popular Joe Pickett series, selects the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year in this annual “treat for crime-fiction fans” (Library Journal).

©2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2020 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

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Clive Merrison stars as Holmes with Michael Williams as Watson in these 12 adventures from the unique, fully dramatised BBC canon of Conan Doyle's short stories and novels. The 12 dramatisations are 'The Illustrious Client', 'The Blanched Soldier', 'The Mazarin Stone', 'The Three Gables', 'The Sussex Vampire', 'The Three Garridebs', 'The Problem of Thor Bridge', 'The Creeping Man', 'The Lion's Mane', 'The Veiled Lodger', 'Shoscombe Old Place' and 'The Retired Colourman'. These short stories are the very last ones written by Arthur Conan Doyle about his much-loved fictional detective. Holmes and Watson are faced with cases that range from the suspicious to the seemingly supernatural, and they encounter characters as diverse as an evil Austrian adventurer, a formidable female criminal, a distinguished professor who is acting oddly and a mysterious tenant who refuses to show her face. Gripping, suspenseful and hugely entertaining, these acclaimed dramatisations were adapted by Bert Coules from the original short stories. Among the guest cast are Hannah Gordon, Robert Glenister, Michael Troughton, Alexandra Bastedo, Harriet Walter, Douglas Henshall and George Cole.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quandary Phase (Dramatized)

14 ratings

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Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga returns once again with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of

So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'. The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after...well...ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams.

But Ford Prefect is onto something which might well burst Arthur's bubble. There is, after all, something very fishy about his girlfriend's feet, and what has happened to all the dolphins? Perhaps, at last, all will be revealed in God's Last Message to His Creation....

Simon Jones returns as Arthur, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford, and Stephen Moore as Marvin. William Franklyn is the Book, and there is a whole host of famous guest stars.

This extended edition features 30 minutes of material not heard on BBC Radio 4.

©2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
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Good Talk

3 ratings

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A bold, wry, and intimate memoir about American identity, interracial families, and the realities that divide us, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. “By turns hilarious and heart-rending, it’s exactly the book America needs at this moment.” (Celeste Ng) “How brown is too brown?” “Can Indians be racist?” “What does real love between really different people look like?” Like many six-year-olds, Mira Jacob’s half-Jewish, half-Indian son, Z, has questions about everything. At first, they are innocuous enough, but as tensions from the 2016 election spread from the media into his own family, they become much, much more complicated. Trying to answer him honestly, Mira has to think back to where she’s gotten her own answers: her most formative conversations about race, color, sexuality, and of course, love.  Written with humor and vulnerability, this deeply relatable graphic memoir is a love letter to the art of conversation - and to the hope that hovers in our most difficult questions.  Read by: Vikas Adam, Shiromi Arserio, McCartney Birdwell, Donte Bonner, Bill Cheng, Nicole Counts, Margaret Dunham, Chris Edmund, Alison Fraser, Cecila Flores, Kaitlyn Greenridge, Alison Hart, Chris Jackson, Soneela Nankani, Victory Matsui, Kivlighan de Montebello, Meera Nair, Lorna Raver, Rajiv Surendra, Oliver Wyman, and an ensemble cast  Praise for Good Talk “[A] breezy but poignant...memoir that takes on racism, love, and the election of President Trump.... The collage effect creates an odd, immediate intimacy. [Mira Jacob] employs pages of narrative prose sparingly but hauntingly.... The ‘talks’ Jacob relates are painful, often hilarious, and sometimes absurd, but her memoir makes a fierce case for continuing to have them.” (Publishers Weekly) “A beautiful and eye-opening account of what it means to mother a brown boy and what it means to live in this country post-9/11, as a person of color, as a woman, as an artist.... In Jacob’s brilliant hands, we are gifted with a narrative that is sometimes hysterically funny, always honest, and ultimately healing.” (Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn) “Mira Jacob just made me toss everything I thought was possible in a book-as-art-object into the garbage. Her new book changes everything.” (Kiese Laymon, New York Times best-selling author of Heavy)

©2019 Mira Jacob (P)2019 Random House Audio

Author: Mira Jacob
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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Father Paolo Baldi Mysteries

10 ratings

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The complete series 1-5 of the thrilling mystery series.  On sabbatical from the Franciscan order, Father Paolo Baldi is working as a philosophy lecturer in Dublin when his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself helping the police to solve crimes.  Along with Tina, Paolo uncovers the truth behind the killings of several rockabilly band members and a high-profile case of a police officer’s murder as well as delving into the highly competitive world of celebrity chefs. He also exposes a rift in a community of environmental activists, enters the world of romantic poetry to solve a suspected suicide, investigates the killing of a politically incorrect figurehead and finds that the death of a homeless man is not as simple as it appears.  Follow the priest-cum-sleuth’s thrilling adventures as he solves mysteries throughout Ireland.  David Threlfall, Tina Kellegher and T. P. McKenna star in this exciting series written by Simon Brett, Bill Murphy, Andrew Martin, Martin Meenan, John Murphy and Francis Turnly in the series created by Barry Devlin. 

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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The Legends of Robin Hood

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Hero. Outlaw. Faithful. Rogue. Champion. Vigilante.  How do you fight for justice when the laws are unjust?  Where are the lines between a righteous cause and hate-filled revenge?  The child of a reputable family and a faithful son of the Church, Robert of Locksley had no intention of becoming an outlaw. But the relentless cruelty and tyranny by the elite nobility of England demanded that someone rise up to give answer. And so Robert of Locksley became Robin Hood, a man thrown into a fierce struggle to balance his deep faith with a call to action in a violent age. Featuring over 60 actors, cinematic sound, and original music, The Legends of Robin Hood is an exciting 12-part audio drama from the award-winning Augustine Institute. Bold and inspiring, the Augustine Institute's audio dramas take storytelling to a whole new level of sound that quickens the imagination and inspires the heart.

©2019 Augustine Institute (P)2019 Augustine Institute

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A Time to Slaughter [Dramatized Adaptation]

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New Mexico Territory is no stranger to bad men. But south of the border, on the wild Mexican coastline, is another kind of wicked: a murderous Arab with a ship full of stolen women - to be sold as sex slaves in the four corners of the world. Among them is a missing local school teacher Shawn O'Brien has been searching for - a woman with a past she's kept carefully hidden. Now Shawn, along with a half-mad bear hunter and a professional hangman fight their way to the coast for a blood-soaked battle between the slavers and the US Navy. When the action runs aground, O'Brien gets his chance: to face down an Arab sheik who profits from human misery...and makes a sport of slaughter.... Performed by Mort Shelby, Tim Getman, David Jourdan, Michael Glenn, Bradley Smith, Joe Brack, Jeff Allin, Nora Achrati, Christopher Graybill, Evan Casey, James Konicek, Alexander Strain, Terence Aselford, Thomas Keegan, Casie Platt, Tim Pabon, David Harris, Steven Carpenter, Eric Messner, Matthew McGee, Tim Carlin, Michael John Casey, Colleen Delany, Ren Kasey, David Coyne, Nick DePinto, Katy Carkuff, Nanette Savard, Matthew Bassett, Dead Giveaways.

©2013 William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone (P)2014 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Nights of the Living Dead

9 ratings

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In 1968 the world experienced a brand-new kind of terror with the debut of George A. Romero's landmark film Night of the Living Dead. This was something new...and terrifying. Since then, zombies have invaded every aspect of popular culture. But it all started on that dreadful night in a remote farmhouse. Nights of the Living Dead returns to that night, to the outbreak, to where it all began. New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry teams up with the godfather of the living dead himself, George A. Romero, to present a collection of all-new tales set during the 48 hours of that legendary outbreak. Nights of the Living Dead includes stories by some of today's most important writers: Brian Keene, Carrie Ryan, Chuck Wendig, Craig Engler, David J. Schow, David Wellington, Isaac Marion, Jay Bonansinga, Joe R. Lansdale, Joe McKinney, John Russo, John Skipp, Keith RA DeCandido, Max Brallier, Mike Carey, Mira Grant, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Sandra and Ryan Brown, plus original stories by Romero and Maberry. Narrators include: Ray Porter, Stefan Rudnicki, Jonathan Maberry, Kasey Lansdale, Kristoffer Tabori, Rex Linn, Gabrielle de Cuir, Adenrele Ojo, Richard Gilliland, and Nicholas Guy Smith.

©2017 Jonathan Maberry and George A. Romero (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Willa the Wisp

1 rating

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Welcome to the Fabled Stables, a magical building filled with one-of-a-kind creatures, including the Gargantula, the Yawning Abyss, the Hippopotamouse...and Auggie. Auggie is the only human boy at the Stables, and he takes care of all the other animals. The Fabled Stables have a mind of their own, and every so often, the building SHAKES and SHUDDERS, TWITCHES and SPUTTERS, to make room for a new arrival! It’s Auggie’s job to venture out and rescue a new creature from mortal danger. But will he be able to complete his mission before it’s too late? With some help from Fen (a literal stick-in-the-mud) and his animal companions, Auggie might just be able to save the day and make a new friend in the process.

©2020 Jonathan Auxier (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Length: 34 mins
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Chambers: The Complete Series 1-3

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All 14 episodes of the legal sitcom about a group of barristers who never let justice get in the way of making money. John Fuller-Carp, the Machiavellian head of chambers at Forecourt Buildings, is determined to become a QC and will perform almost any moral contortion to achieve his goal. When left-wing Ruth Quirke, rumoured to be a High Court judge's daughter, applies to join his chambers, Fuller-Carp's imagination goes into overdrive and promotion seems inevitable. However, his attempts to project a 'New Labour' image cut no ice with Ruth, and the two are soon at each other's throats. Fortunately, his partner Hilary Tripping is much easier to manage (if somewhat ineffectual) and his clerk Vince, though deeply dodgy, is happy to put his criminal contacts and underworld cunning at Fuller-Carp's disposal. In these three series, he ends up on the wrong side of the law, is embarrassed over animal rights, tries to join the Masons and gets embroiled in a bet with a rival barrister. Meanwhile, Ruth gets a job as a 'Legal Eagle' on breakfast telly, decides to adopt a baby and fakes a family for a client while Fuller-Carp fiddles the books. And when a legal firm invites John, Ruth and Hilary on a team-building outward-bound weekend, disaster ensues.... Clive Coleman's sitcom set in perhaps the country's least spectacular law chambers stars John Bird as John Fuller-Carp, with James Fleet as Hilary Tripping and Lesley Sharp and Sarah Lancashire as Ruth Quirke. Among the guest stars are Peter Serafinowcz, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Rebecca Front. Production credits Written by Clive Coleman Produced by Paul Schlesinger First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 17th April-15th May1996 (Series 1), 11th May-8th June 1998 (Series 2), 9th-30th March 1999 (Series 3) Starring John Bird and Sarah Lancashire

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Our Lady of 121st Street

1 rating

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In this recent Off-Broadway hit, a group of old friends find themselves at Harlem's Ortiz Funeral Home to mourn the death of a beloved nun from their childhood. As they bounce off of each other with old hurts and the harsh realities of grown-up life, a murder mystery (and a few lives) begins to unravel. Hilarious, raunchy, and ultimately very touching, Stephen Adly Guirgis is a new voice to be celebrated.

(P)2004 L.A. Theatre Works

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The Edith Wharton BBC Radio Drama Collection

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A BBC radio collection of full-cast dramatisations, bringing together Edith Wharton’s most popular and best-loved works. This collection includes full-cast dramatisations of the following novels:  The House of Mirth starring Carole Mowlam, Keith Alexander and Alexander John. Madame de Treymes starring Anna Massey, Philip Voss and Valerie Sarruf. Ethan Frome starring Dominic Mafham, Jessica Raine and Laurel Lefkow. The Reef starring Jodhi May, Sian Thomas and Ben Miles. The Custom of the Country starring Rebecca Night, Barbara Barnes, Lorelei King and Tom Hollander. The Age of Innocence starring Eleanor Bron, Ryan McCluskey and Susan Lynch. Phoebe Fox, Francesca Annis and Don Gilet star in The Shadow of a Doubt, a recently discovered play by Wharton. Plus Joseph Ayre reads her short story, 'The Dilettante'. Also included is an episode of Great Lives, in which American social Critic and Author Naomi Wolf discusses the life and work of Edith Wharton with Janet Beer and Matthew Parris and an episode of In Our Time, in which Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wharton's novels.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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On Mardle Fen: Series 1-6

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Trevor Peacock (The Vicar of Dibley) stars as inspired chef Warwick Hedges in this comedy drama set in an idiosyncratic restaurant in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Warwick’s son, Jack, works alongside his father, which makes him permanently anxious. They are assisted by Samuel, an earthy odd-job man 'who crawled out of the slime with the eels', and Zofia the Polish waitress. 

Whether hosting unusual guests, dealing with flooding, fuelling father-son rivalry or moving strange stones from the edge of the Fen to his restaurant 'at his own peril', Warwick certainly keeps Mardle Fen on its toes.

The mixture of food, family relationships and Fenland legend is handled with Nick Warburton's characteristic deft comic touch. 

Cast: Warwick Hedges...Trevor Peacock Jack Hedges...Sam Dale Zofia...Helen Longworth Samuel...John Rowe Marcia Hedges...Kate Buffery 

Other parts played by Chris Pavlo, Liza Sadovy, Christine Kavanagh, Liz Sutherland, Lizzy Watts, Victoria Inez Hardy, Malcolm Tierney, Paul Rider, Lauren Mote, Claire Rushbrook, Tony Bell, Adam Billington, Ben Crowe, Tilly Tremayne, Paul Bazely and Gyles Brandreth.

Produced and directed by Claire Grove.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Limited (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Limited

Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
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Rumpole: The Teenage Werewolf & Other Stories

Summary

Timothy West stars as Rumpole in these four fantastic radio dramas.

Rumpole and the Teenage Werewolf

Rumpole heads to the Home Counties to defend Ben, a teenager accused of sending emails deemed to be sexually harassing, and of an actual physical attack on a girl.

Rumpole and the Right to Privacy

Rumpole leaves the Old Bailey to defend a civil case: an editor of a local newspaper who is accused of breaching a successful businessman's right to privacy.

Truth Makes All Things Plain

If one man can be counted on to fight injustice and insist on a fair trial for everyone, whatever their circumstances, it is Horace Rumpole. So when the beautiful Tiffany Khan learns that her husband has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism, she calls for his help right away.

The Past Catches Up with Us All

As he struggles to win justice for his client, Rumpole finds that his marriage to She Who Must Be Obeyed is, rather like his waistcoat, straining at the seams.

Timothy West stars as Rumpole and Prunella Scales as Hilda, with Matt Smith as Ben, Nigel Anthony as Claude Erskine-Brown and Michael Cochrane as ‘Soapy Sam’ Ballard.

Cast and credits

Written by John Mortimer

Directed by Marilyn Imrie

Rumpole and the Teenage Werewolf

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 19 July 2006

Horace Rumpole - Timothy West

Hilda Rumpole - Prunella Scales

Hermione Swithin - Felicity Montagu

Mr Beazley - Nicholas Le Provost

Chris Swithin - Philip Jackson

Ben Swithin - Matt Smith

Judge Denis Wintergreen - Karl Johnson

Adrian Hodinott - Sean Baker

Felicity Halliday - Ellie Beaven

Rumpole and the Right to Privacy

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 26 July 2006

Horace Rumpole - Timothy West

Hilda Rumpole. - Prunella Scales

Mr Rankin - David Shaw-Parker

Claude Erskine-Brown - Nigel Anthony

Liz Probert - Elaine Claxton

Hugo Winterton - Anton Rogers

Gervase Johnson - Stephen Critchlow

Sir Mike Smedley - Kim Durham

Mrs Justice Erskine-Brown - Joanna David

Truth Makes All Things Plain

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 15 August 2007

Horace Rumpole - Timothy West

Hilda Rumpole - Prunella Scales

Judge Bullingham - Christopher Benjamin

Tiffany Khan - Lily Bevan

‘Soapy Sam’ Ballard - Michael Cochrane

Bonny Bernard - Bruce Alexander

Dr Mahmood Khan - Shiv Grewal

Barrington Whiteside - Geoffrey Whitehead

Will Timson - Ben Crowe

Peter Plaistow - Christopher Scott

Mrs Justice Templett - Joanna David

Fred Sugden - Kim Durham

Ian Antrim - Nigel Anthony

The Past Catches up with us All

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 22 August 2007

Horace Rumpole – Timothy West

Hilda Rumpole – Prunella Scales

Claude Erskine-Brown – Nigel Anthony

Fred Sugden – Kim Durham

Dr Mahmood Khan – Shiv Grewal

Will Timson – Ben Crowe

Judge Bullingham – Christopher Benjamin

Bonny Bernard – Bruce Alexander

Barrington Whiteside – Geoffrey Whitehead

Peter Plaistow – Christopher Scott

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

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The foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators - including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander - share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this powerful collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books. Featuring poems, letters, personal essays, art, and other works from such industry leaders as Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Jason Reynolds (All American Boys), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Ellen Oh (co-founder of We Need Diverse Books), and more, this anthology empowers the nation's youth to listen, learn, and build a better tomorrow. Audiobook Table of Contents: Foreword by Ashley Bryan, read by Dominic Hoffman Introduction by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, read by the authors What Shall We Tell You? by Wade Hudson, read by the author The Golden Rule by Carole Boston Weatherford, read by Soneela Nankani A Thousand Winters by Kwame Alexander, read by Guy Lockard We, the People by Rita Williams-Garcia, read by January LaVoy Prayers of the Grandmothers by Sharon M. Draper, read by Adenrele Ojo You Are Here. by Denise Lewis Patrick, read by N’Jameh Camara Words Have Power by Ellen Oh, read by Jennifer Lim Kindness Is a Choice by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Adenrele Ojo To Find a Friend by Joseph Bruchac, read by Darrell Dennis Get on Board, introduction read by Cheryl Willis Hudson, song performed by Paul Robeson (courtesy of Concord Music Group) You Can Change the World by Bernette G. Ford, read by Bahni Turpin Next by Lesa Cline-Randsome, read by January LaVoy Drumbeat for Change by Kelly Starling Lyons, read by Bahni Turpin The Art of Mindfulness by Evelyn Coleman, read by N’Jameh Camara One Day Papí Drove Me to School by Tony Medina, read by Kyla Garcia It Helps to Look at Old Front Page Headlines by Marilyn Nelson, read by Jennifer Lim All Nations Are Neighbors and I Wonder by Margarita Engle, read by Kyla Garcia When I Think of You by Sharon G. Flake, read by Bahni Turpin a day of small things by Tonya Bolden, read by Adenrele Ojo Dark-Brown Skin Is Beautiful by Eleanora E. Tate, read by Bahni Turpin here is a poem of love and hope: by Arnold Adoff, read by Dominic Hoffman  We’ve Got You by Pat Cummings, read by January LaVoy How to Pass the Test by Hena Khan, read by Soneela Nankani Where Are the Good People? by Tameka Fryer Brown, read by January LaVoy You Can Do It by Jabari Asim, read by Sullivan Jones And more!

©2018 Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson (P)2018 Listening Library

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Monster

13 ratings

Summary

Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady who is the prosecutor called me: Monster. FADE IN: INTERIOR COURT. A guard sits at a desk behind STEVE. KATHY O'BRIEN, STEVE's lawyer, is all business as she talks to STEVE. O'BRIENLet me make sure you understand what's going on. Both you and this King character are on trial for felony murder. Felony murder is as serious as it gets....When you're in court, you sit there and pay attention. You let the jury know that you think the case is as serious as they do.... STEVEYou think we're going to win? O'BRIEN (seriously)It probably depends on what you mean by "win".

©1999 Walter Dean Myers (P)2000 Random House Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

Narrator: full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
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Five Fall into Adventure & Five Get into Trouble

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Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. Five Fall into Adventure The Famous Five are really worried - George and her devoted Timmy have disappeared. Not only that, somebody has broken into Kirrin Cottage. Will the Five find George and Timmy and bring them home safe? Five Get into Trouble The Five need to find their friend, Dick, who, mistaken for somebody else, has been kidnapped. But when the gang finally track him down to an abandoned house, they, too, are seized. Miles from home and help, how will the intrepid Five get themselves out of this mess? Both stories are abridged and dramatised with a full cast and make wonderful listening for all Famous Five fans. Each story is one hour.

©1950 Hodder Children's Books (P)2008 Hodder Children's Books

Narrator: full cast
Author: Enid Blyton
Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
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Josephine Tey: The Daughter of Time & Other Mysteries

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Dramatisations and readings of five of Josephine Tey's classic mystery novels. Scottish novelist and playwright Josephine Tey was one of the greatest Golden-Age crime writers and the author of eight mysteries, including six featuring Scotland Yard inspector Alan Grant. The most famous of these, The Daughter of Time, was acclaimed the greatest crime novel of all time by the Crime Writers' Association. A full-cast dramatisation of this iconic story is included here, along with adaptations of four of her other much-loved mystery novels. A Shilling for Candles An independent-minded chief constable's daughter meets a suspected killer in this re-imagining of Josephine Tey's 1936 comedy thriller featuring Inspector Grant, starring Giles Fagan and Tilly Gaunt. Miss Pym Disposes Invited by her friend Henrietta to lecture at a physical education college, expert psychologist Miss Lucy Pym little suspects that among the healthy young women is someone with a mind sick enough to commit murder... Julia Foster stars as Miss Pym, with Joan Sims as Henrietta. The Franchise Affair A 15-year-old schoolgirl accuses Marion Sharpe and her mother of kidnapping and beating her. Can solicitor Robert Blair prove the women's innocence? An abridged reading by Edward Petherbridge. The Daughter of Time In hospital with a broken leg, Inspector Grant is bored. To pass the time, he decides to try and solve one of history's most famous puzzles: did Richard II really kill the Princes in the Tower? Peter Gilmore stars as Alan Grant. The Singing Sands Travelling to the Highlands by train, Inspector Grant ends up investigating the mysterious death of the man in compartment B7. An abridged reading by Paul Young of Tey's final novel, published posthumously in 1952.  Also included is a Woman's Hour discussion of the life of Josephine Tey, with Andrew Taylor and fellow author Nicola Upson, whose best-selling crime novels feature Tey as the detective heroine. A Shilling for Candles Tisdall - Giles Fagan Erica - Tilly Gaunt Pottinger - Steve Hodson Bergoine - Stephen Thorne Grant - Ben Crowe Albert Clay - Harry Myers Hopgood - Geoffrey Whitehead Martha - Frances Jeater Dramatised by John Fletcher Directed by Tabitha Potts First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 5 December 1998 Miss Pym Disposes Lucy Pym - Julia Foster Henrietta Hodge - Joan Sims Teresa Desterro - Julia Swift Miss Lux - Polly James Miss Wragg - Zelah Clarke Madame Lefevre - Margaret Robertson Fröken Gustavson - Diana Olsson Miss Meek - Eva Stuart Miss Nash - Deborah Makepeace Miss Innes - Moir Leslie Miss Rouse - Susan Sheridan Miss O'Donnell - Felicity Hayes-McCoy Miss Dakers - Denica Fairman Miss Gage - Caroline Gruber Mr Nash - Michael Deacon Mrs Nash - Eva Stuart Rick - Paul Sirr Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud Directed by Glyn Dearman First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 30 December 1987 The Franchise Affair Read by Edward Petherbridge Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Editor: Sally Feldman Music: Bush's Music for Orchestra First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 7-23 May 1991 The Daughter of Time Alan Grant - Peter Gilmore Nurse Ingham - Frances Jeater Nurse Darroll - Jill Lidstone Marta Hallard - Rosalind Shanks Brent Carradine - Simon Hewitt Richard - Steve Hodson Tyrrel - Nigel Lambert Brackenbury - Lewis Stringer Lady Paston - Miranda Forbes Edward - Graham Faulkner Matron - Katherine Parr Williams - Stuart Organ Morton - Peter Tuddenham Buckingham - Alex Jennings Stillington - James Thomason Sir John - Alaric Cotter Dramatised by Neville Teller Directed by Graham Gauld First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 30 August 1982 The Singing Sands Read by Paul Young Produced by Eilidh McCreadie First broadcast BBC Radio 7, 17-20 March 2008 Woman's Hour discussion Presented by Jane Garvey. With Nicola Upson and Andrew Taylor. First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 29 February 2008

©2021 Josephine Tey (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Mystery Theater 3

Summary

A collection of suspenseful radio dramas hosted by Christopher Lee that will take listeners through thrilling perplexities set in the era of the '40s and '50s.  Suspense, originally aired 02/06/1947  “End of the Road” with Glenn Ford A fast-talking car salesman falls for a wealthy man's wife and runs away with her...and finds out that she's not what she seems.  The Screen Guild Players, originally aired 01/25/1943  “Across the Pacific” with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet An army officer is court-martialed in an attempt to infiltrate a Panamanian spy ring.  Let George Do It, originally aired 10/31/1952  “There Ain’t No Justice” with Bob Bailey When the jail burns down in the town of Melody, goofy Abner accuses the chief of police of setting the fire! Then there's Walter Smith, who seems to have died in the fire...with his $200,000 missing. Rocky Jordan, originally 12/19/1948 “Up in Flames” with Jack Moyles Rocky Jordan is a banished American detective who owns a lower-class establishment in Egypt: the Cafe Tambourine. Then his cafe goes up in flames. Rocky smells a rat.... Strange Wills, originally aired 06/22/1946  “Black Interlude” with Warren William, Lurene Tuttle, William Conrad, and Marvin Miller Blair showed his hatred for his son by driving him mad after his death. The boy saves himself with a unique therapy...writing radio scripts! Dangerous Assignment, originally aired 07/26/1950 “Elusive Guerrillas” with Brian Donlevy Steve Mitchell flies to the Orient to find a guerilla leader and prevent a civil war when a barge full of supplies is attacked by the evil Dr. Mao.  Box Thirteen, originally aired 08/29/1948  “Insurance Fraud Scheme” with Alan Ladd A doctor who has been dead for almost seven years is suspected of still being alive...and with good reason! Escape, originally aired 07/21/1947  “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz” with Jack Edwards, Jr.  The fascinating story about the homelife of the richest family in the world. The Adventures of Sam Spade, Detective, originally aired 06/20/1948  “The Caper with Two Death Beds” with Howard Duff Dan Starbuck hires Spade to witness a deathbed statement by his brother, Gordon. But his brother accuses him of murder! Gang Busters, originally aired 09/10/1949  “The Case of the Red-Hot Readers” with Santos Ortega Pops and his teenaged thieves forge and cash money orders. Mystery Is My Hobby, originally aired 1947  “Dude Ranch” with Glenn Langan While staying at a dude ranch, Bart and Inspector Danton are hired to find a dangerous bank robber. The Big Story, originally aired 01/07/1948 “Manhunt in Manhattan” with Ernest Chappell and Bob Sloane The “big story” of Ted Prager of The New York Daily News.

Public Domain (P)2021 Random House Audio

Narrator: full cast
Author: Carl Amari
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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28 Acts in 28 Minutes: A BBC Radio 4 Stand-Up Comedy Show

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John Humphrys hosts the quick-fire comedy show featuring 28 acts performing for one minute each. 28 Acts in 28 Minutes is a traditional variety show with a difference: the performers have just 60 seconds in which to entertain a live audience. Making the most of their minutes are a plethora of top-class talents, including Adam Buxton, Jason Manford, Nicholas Parsons, Sarah Millican, Richard Herring, Miles Jupp, Frankie Boyle, Isy Suttie, Tim Key, John Bishop, Tim Minchin, Jason Byrne, Stephen K Amos, Shappi Khorsandi, Stewart Lee, Marcus Brigstocke, Phil Cornwell and John Finnemore. Featuring a mix of award-winning comedians and newcomers to the scene, there's something for everyone, from stand-up to sketches, satire, songs and poems - with a few surprises thrown in. And if you don't like any of the acts, well...another will be along in about 55 seconds. Presiding over this comedy maelstrom is John Humphrys (the fierce one from the Today programme), who sits at the side of the stage with a stopwatch, ready to cut the microphone when the time is up. So hurry up and get ready for the fastest show on air, delivered with a frenetic urgency that makes for a truly unique experience. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 21st June-5th July 2006 (Series 1), 25th August 2006 (Edinburgh Festival Special), 20th December 2007-3rd January 2008, 27th March 2008 (Series 2).

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Ender's Shadow

116 ratings

Summary

The human race is at war with the "Buggers", an insect-like alien race. As Earth prepares to defend itself from total destruction at the hands of an inscrutable enemy, all focus is on the development of military geniuses who can fight such a war, and win. The long distances of interstellar space have given hope to the defenders of Earth, they have time to train these future commanders up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high orbital facility called the Battle School. Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters, those people scouring the planet for leaders, tacticians, and generals to save Earth from the threat of alien invasion. Bean was sent into orbit, to the Battle School. And there he met Ender.

©1999 Orson Scott Card (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
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The Oscar Wilde BBC Radio Drama Collection

6 ratings

Summary

A sparkling collection of the major works of the ever-adored Oscar Wilde, with incredible casts including Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McDiarmid, Joely Richardson, Penelope Keith, Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg, Simon Russell Beale, Sheila Hancock, Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry.

This collection includes:

The Picture of Dorian Gray: a dramatisation of Wilde’s sole novel, about the unsettling youth of Dorian Gray and the ravaged picture in his attic. Starring Jamie Glover, Ian McDiarmid, Steven Pacey.

Lady Windermere’s Fan: a comic play about a woman who suspects her husband is having an affair. Starring Joely Richardson and Penelope Keith.

A Woman of No Importance: a devastating drawing room comedy about the rakish Lord Illingworth, notorious for his skill as a seducer while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. Starring Martin Jarvis, Diana Rigg and Annette Crosby.

The Importance of Being Earnest: a dazzling comedy about mistaken identities and secret engagements. Starring Judi Dench, Martin Clunes, Michael Sheen and Miriam Margolyes.

An Ideal Husband: a play about the plight of a politician desperate to hide a secret about his past. Starring Noel Johnson, Ronald Lewis and Jane Wenham. 

Plus bonus programmes featuring Wilde’s letters and poetry: 

De Profundis: Simon Russell Beale reads correspondence from Oscar Wilde to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas, while in Reading Gaol in 1897.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol: a live benefit performance of Oscar Wilde's celebrated poem, read by Ian McKellen, Neil Tennant, Stephen Fry, Bette Bourne, Tom Wakefield and Malcolm Sinclair.

In Extremis by Neil Bartlett: a play that reimagines Wilde’s hastily arranged sitting with a society palm reader, a week before the trial that was to cost him so much. Starring Corin Redgrave and Sheila Hancock.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection Two

1 rating

Summary

Four more thrilling soundtrack adventures from the early days of Doctor Who, featuring serials lost from the TV archive.  The pictures may be lost, but each of these stories survives as a soundtrack recording. Remastered, and with additional linking narration, they can be enjoyed once more.  In The Daleks' Master Plan, the Daleks have stolen the Time Destructor, and are threatening to destroy the fabric of time itself. Pursued across time and space, the TARDIS crew are in grave danger.  In The Massacre, the TARDIS materialises in Paris, 1572, a time of danger and religious strife. When Steven witnesses an execution, he believes the Doctor has been executed in front of his eyes.  In The Celestial Toymaker, the travellers arrive in the domain of the Toymaker, where failure to win a series of games could result in them becoming playthings for eternity.  In The Savages, the TARDIS arrives on a distant and seemingly idyllic world, but the Doctor, Steven and Dodo discovers that it hides a terrible secret.  Special linking narration is provided by Peter Purves, who also recalls his time making the original episodes in a bonus interview. Also included is an edition of BBC Radio's Archive on 4 from 2009.  In Doctor Who - The Lost Episodes Shaun Ley investigates what happened to the missing episodes of Doctor Who from the 1960s. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2019 BBC Studios Distribution (P)2019 BBC Studios Distribution

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Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

27 ratings

Summary

For the first time in one audio collection, all 16 Yes Minister radio episodes plus six further TV episodes, 14 Yes Prime Minister episodes and two bonus sketches. Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing. Presented here, for the first time in one collection, are the complete radio series of Yes Minister and the complete BBC television soundtracks of Yes Prime Minister. Also included are six TV soundtracks of Yes Minister and two special bonus mini-episodes: "The PM’s Plan", recorded in 1984 with Margaret Thatcher as herself, and a special segment created for "The Funny Side of Christmas" in 1982.

©2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2014 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
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Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Vol. 3

Summary

Every week, Inner Sanctum Mysteries told a story of ghosts, murderers, and lunatics. Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, Inner Sanctum Mysteries debuted over NBC radio's Blue Network in January 1941 and featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history, as an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned, and a creaking door slowly began to open. Inner Sanctum Mysteries was produced in New York, the cast usually consisting of veteran radio actors, with occasional guest appearances by such Hollywood stars as Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Claude Rains. What made Inner Sanctum Mysteries unique among radio horror shows was its host, a slightly sinister sounding fellow originally known as "Raymond". The host had a droll sense of humor and an appetite for ghoulish puns, and his influence can be seen among horror hosts everywhere, from the Crypt Keeper to Elvira. Raymond Edward Johnson was the show's host until 1945; Paul McGrath took over as host until the show left the air in 1952. Producer Himan Brown would utilize the creaking door again in the 1970s, when he produced and directed The CBS Radio Mystery Theater. In this collection are the following episodes and the date they aired on radio: "Corridor of Doom" (23 Oct 45), "The Wailing Wall" (6 Nov 45), "Boomerang" (20 Nov 45), "The Dark Chamber" (11 Dec 45), "The Confession" (22 Jan 46), "Death of a Doll" (18 Oct 48), "The Devil's Fortune" (31 Jan 49), "The Unburied Dead" (16 May 49), "The Corpse without a Conscience" (20 Jun 49), "Beneficiary: Death" (17 Apr 50), "No Rest for the Dead" (13 Jul 50), "Twice Dead" (6 Nov 50).

©2016 Black Eye Entertainment, LLC (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Little Women

2 ratings

Summary

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the evergreen classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.  With their father away fighting in the American Civil War, the four March girls are facing a lean Christmas with their mother. But the sisters’ close bond and determination to make the best of things enables them to find happiness despite their poverty. As the years go by we follow their fortunes as they journey into womanhood. Meg the beauty, Jo the tomboy, shy Beth and precocious Amy will encounter adventure, hardship, joys and disappointments, and learn to meet the challenges of life as they become independent and make their way in the world. While marriage and motherhood may beckon for the sisters, their most enduring love is always for each other.  First published in 1868 and never out of print since, this iconic coming-of-age tale is a perennial favourite that has touched the hearts of generations of fans. This moving BBC Radio 4 dramatisation stars Natasha J Barnes, Julianna Jennings, Bryony Hannah and Samantha Dakin as Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, with Tara Ward as Mrs March and Alex Lanipekun as Laurie.

Public Domain (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Romeo and Juliet

Summary

A full-cast BBC Radio 3 production of Shakespeare’s quick-witted summer tragedy.

In a town full of hatred, where the streets ring with the Capulet-Montague feud,and swords are too easily drawn, Romeo and Juliet find each other--and love--and never let go.

In Shakespeare’s famous play, first performed in 1595, the warring Capulets and Montagues have been sworn to keep the peace on pain of death. When Capulet’s daughter, Juliet, meets Montague’s son, Romeo, at a masked ball, they immediately fall in love. With the help of Friar Lawrence and Juliet’s Nurse, the pair decide to marry in secret. Disaster strikes when Romeo is banished for murder,and flees after just one night with his new wife. Juliet, meanwhile, is betrothed against her wishes to Count Paris. Friar Lawrence intervenes to help, but tragedy is at hand…

Rising young stars Trystan Gravelle and Vanessa Kirby play the star-crossed lovers, with David Tennant as Prince Escalus, Rosie Cavaliero as the Nurse, and Ron Cook as Friar Lawrence.

©2015 BBC Worldwide (P)2015 BBC Worldwide

Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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Alan Bennett

Summary

Alan Bennett's three classic BBC Radio full-cast dramas:

Kafka's Dick,

Forty Years On, and

An Englishman Abroad.

Kafka's DickAlison Steadman, Richard Griffiths, and Nigel Anthony star in this BBC Radio 4 version of Alan Bennett's acclaimed comedy drama, described by the Daily Telegraph's Gillian Reynolds as "Pure joy". Bennett's brilliantly clever comedy not only examines the relationship between life and art, but also asks, What was Kafka's embarrassing little problem?

Forty Years OnAlan Bennett stars in the production of his own acclaimed satirical comedy about a headmaster of Albion House who is retiring and takes part in the end-of-year entertainment for the last time. It also stars Robert Bathurst and Eleanor Bron.

An Englishman AbroadMichael Gambon and Penelope Wilton star as Guy Burgess and Coral Browne in this BBC Radio full-cast drama based on a real-life chance encounter in 1958 between the world famous spy and a Shakespearean actress.

Clever, funny, and poignant, Alan Bennett's masterful plays are rightly regarded as modern classics.

©2005 BBC Audiobooks, Ltd. (P)2000, 2001, 2004, 2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.

Narrator: full cast
Author: Alan Bennett
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
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Raised in Captivity

11 ratings

Summary

Microdoses of the straight dope, stories so true they had to be wrapped in fiction for our own protection, from the best-selling author of But What if We're Wrong? A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory. A new coach of a small-town Oklahoma high school football team installs an offense comprised of only one very special play. A man explains to the police why he told the employee of his local bodega that his colleague looked like the lead singer of Depeche Mode, a statement that may or may not have led in some way to a violent crime.  A college professor discusses with his friend his difficulties with the new generation of students. An obscure power pop band wrestles with its newfound fame when its song "Blizzard of Summer" becomes an anthem for white supremacists. A couple considers getting a medical procedure that will transfer the pain of childbirth from the woman to her husband. A woman interviews a hit man about killing her husband but is shocked by the method he proposes.  A man is recruited to join a secret government research team investigating why coin flips are no longer exactly 50/50. A man sees a whale struck by lightning and knows that everything about his life has to change. A lawyer grapples with the unintended side effects of a veterinarian's rabies vaccination.  Fair warning: Raised in Captivity does not slot into a smooth preexisting groove. If Saul Steinberg and Italo Calvino had adopted a child from a Romanian orphanage and raised him on Gary Larsen and Thomas Bernhard, he would still be nothing like Chuck Klosterman. They might be good company, though.  Funny, wise and weird in equal measure, Raised in Captivity bids fair to be one of the most original and exciting story collections in recent memory, a fever graph of our deepest unvoiced hopes, fears and preoccupations. Ceaselessly inventive, hostile to corniness in all its forms, and mean only to the things that really deserve it, it marks a cosmic leap forward for one of our most consistently interesting writers. Read by Chuck Klosterman, James Urbaniak, Bill Wise, Eddie Huang, Jon Wurster, H. Jon Benjamin, Jon Dolan, Mike Birbiglia, Kurt Loder, John Hodgman, Sloane Crosley, Chris Gethard, Will Brill, Dennis Boutsikaris, Melissa Maerz, Jeremy Bobb, Scott Shepherd, Brent Musburger, and Vincent Kartheiser.

©2019 Chuck Klosterman (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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Charles Paris: Star Trap

3 ratings

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Bill Nighy returns as the loveably louche Charles Paris in Jeremy Front’s BBC radio dramatisation of Simon Brett’s novel. When Charles Paris’ agent rings with the news that he has a part for him in a new musical, Charles is delighted - and somewhat amazed, as he can neither sing nor dance. But Maurice has an ulterior motive: as one of the show’s backers, he wants Charles to play detective and investigate a series of accidents that have dogged the production. The pianist has been shot in the hand, and another cast member fell downstairs - or was he pushed? Anxious about their investment and their star, Chris Watt, the ‘angels’ are keen to ensure that nothing else goes wrong. Joining the company, Charles discovers that Chris, although amazingly talented, is a prima donna who has made enemies of almost everyone. When the accidents resume, it begins to look as if anyone who disagrees with him is being targeted. But would the star really sabotage his own show? Charles must find out - before things turn murderous....  This thrilling adaptation by Jeremy Front stars Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as Charles Paris, with Suzanne Burden as Frances.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Author: Simon Brett
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
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The Sable Quean

3 ratings

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With more than 20 million books sold, Brian Jacques’ acclaimed Redwall series has become the stuff of legend. In this 21st swashbuckling entry, Vilaya the Sable Quean and her henchman Zwilt the Shade set their evil sights on Redwall Abbey. But also headed toward the abbey is Buckler, Blademaster of the Long Patrol—a brave hare perfectly suited to hero status.

©2009 Brian Jacques (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
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Roller Girl

2 ratings

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The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times best seller Roller Girl is a heartwarming tale about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby - perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Smile! For most of her 12 years, Astrid has done everything with her best friend, Nicole. But after Astrid falls in love with roller derby and signs up for derby camp, Nicole decides to go to dance camp instead. And so begins the most difficult summer of Astrid's life as she struggles to keep up with the older girls at camp, hang on to the friend she feels slipping away, and cautiously embark on a new friendship. As the end of summer nears and her first roller derby bout (and junior high!) draws closer, Astrid realizes that maybe she is strong enough to handle the bout, a lost friendship, and middle school...in short, strong enough to be a roller girl. In this graphic novel debut - now adapted for audio - that earned a Newbery Honor and five starred reviews, real-life derby girl Victoria Jamieson has created an inspiring coming-of-age story about friendship, perseverance, and girl power! Performed by Almarie Guerra, with Jesse Bernstein, Ron Butler, Abigail Caro, Robbie Daymond, Giordan Diaz, Em Eldridge, Christopher Gebauer, Kim Mai Guest, Kirby Heyborne, Hillary Huber, Rachel Jacobs, Jorjeana Marie, Kathleen McInerney, Alex McKenna, Cassandra Morris, P. J. Ochlan, Adenrele Ojo, Georgette Perna, Kate Reinders, Tara Sands, Monika Felice Smith, and Bahni Turpin

©2016 Victoria Jamieson (P)2019 Listening Library

Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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Middlemarch

1 rating

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George Eliot's beloved story of life, love and politics in an English town. A jewel in the classic literature crown, Middlemarch was selected as one of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World. Its epic arc takes in politics, tragedy, romance and comedy, interweaving multiple narratives to make up a thrilling ensemble tale. Set in the 1830s, this ‘study of provincial life’ introduces us to young, idealistic Dorothea Brooke, who accepts a proposal from scholarly Edward Casaubon, hoping to forge a loving partnership of intellectual equals. But on honeymoon in Rome, she swiftly becomes disillusioned. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, she finds solace in her friendship with Casaubon’s cousin, Will Ladislaw - only for her controlling husband to suspect her of betrayal and set out to test her loyalty. Meanwhile, mayor’s son Fred Vincy embarks on a steep economic learning curve, risking his burgeoning relationship with Mary Garth. When he contracts typhoid, he is treated by the town’s new medical man, Tertius Lydgate, who becomes drawn to Fred’s sister, Rosamond. Eager to win her hand, the Doctor seeks help from the wealthy Mr Bulstrode - a decision he will come to regret....  As their stories shift, viewpoints twist together and lives collide and realign in a compelling ‘convergence of human lots’ that shows us an entire world in microcosm. Juliet Aubrey stars as the Narrator, George Eliot, with Olivia Vinall as Dorothea, Charles Edwards as Casaubon and John Heffernan as Dr Lydgate. Also featured is a bonus edition of In Our Time, in which Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss George Eliot’s classic novel, described by Virginia Woolf as ‘one of the few English novels written for grown-up people'. Cast and credits: The Narrator, George Eliot - Juliet Aubrey Dorothea - Olivia Vinall Edward Casaubon - Charles Edwards Dr Lydgate - John Heffernan Will Ladislaw - Joseph Quinn Arthur Brooke/Caleb Garth/Mr Trumball - Neil McCaul Sir James Chettam - Hugh Skinner Rev Farebrother - Miles Jupp Nicholas Bulstrode - Adrian Scarborough Celia - Lucy Reynolds Peter Featherstone/Standish/John Raffles - Clive Hayward Fred Vincy/Auction bidder - Will Kirk Rosamond - Laura Christy Mr Vincy/Mr Bambridge - Rick Warden Mrs Cadwallader/Mrs Plymdale - Jessica Turner Adolf Naumann/Barman - Adam Courting Dr Hawley/Clerk - Greg Jones Servant/Mrs Abel - Sinead MacInnes Tantripp/Mary Garth - Scarlett Courtney Mrs Garth - Alison Belbin Letty Garth - Grace Doherty Farmer/Mr Hopkins - Ikky Elyas Tertius Lydgate - John Heffernan Harriet Bulstrode - Rosie Cavaliero Mrs Vincy/Farebrother’s aunt - Heather Craney Written by George Eliot. Adapted by Katie Hims. Directed by Jessica Dromgoole and Tracey Neale. First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 23 November-7 December 2019.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Brother Cadfael

1 rating

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Three BBC radio dramatisations of Ellis Peters' much-loved medieval murder mysteries featuring monk-cum-sleuth Brother Cadfael. A onetime Crusader turned Benedictine monk, Brother Cadfael is a most unusual detective. Living a quiet life as a monastery herbalist, he spends his days ministering to his brothers using the medical skills he acquired in the Holy Lands - but his worldly knowledge and wide experience of human nature are frequently called upon when there is a murder to solve....  Monk's Hood Brother Cadfael is asked to supply a healing potion for a sick monk - but monk's hood oil can kill as well as cure....  The Virgin in the Ice In the winter of 1139, Cadfael sets out through snowbound Shropshire to find a missing boy and his sister. Dead Man's Ransom 1141. Beyond the walls of the abbey, civil war rages. When news arrives that Sheriff Gilbert Prestcote has been taken prisoner, a hostage exchange is arranged - but love and murder intervene....  Starring Philip Madoc as Cadfael, with supporting casts including Michael Hordern, Michael Kitchen and Susannah York, these thrilling tales of murder, mystery and intrigue bring the turbulent world of 12th-century Shrewsbury superbly to life. Monk's Hood Brother Cadfael - Philip Madoc Narrator - Michael Hordern Brother Mark - Ian Targett Fr Heribert - Timothy Bateson Prior Robert - Geoffrey Whitehead Meurig - Kenneth Price Richildis Bonel - Pat Heywood Brother Rhys/Judge - Norman Jones Aelfric - Mark Straker Brother Edmund - Timothy Carlton Brother Petrus - Fraser Kerr Sergeant - Ian Hogg Aldith - Jane Whittenshaw Edwy Bellecote - Stephen Garlick Edwin Gurney - Richard Pearce Hugh Beringar - Alan Barker Ifor ap Morgan - Michael Turner Brother Barnabas - Terence Edmond Dramatised by Bert Coules Produced by Lissa Evans First broadcast in 1991 The Virgin in the Ice Brother Cadfael - Philip Madoc Narrator - Michael Hordern Hugh Beringar - Douglas Hodge Olivier - Raad Rawi Ermina - Moira Buffini Ives - Dean Magri Abbot Radulfus - John Church Leonard - Leonard Fenton Elyas - Crispin Letts Boterel - Andrew Wincott Button - Eric Allan Porter - Steve Hodson Le Gaucher - Peter Laird Axeman/Sergeant - Peter Gunn Outlaw - Jonathan Adams Sergeant - Jonathan Tafler With David Holt, Ann Windsor, Julian Rhind-Tutt, John Fleming and Kate Binchy Dramatised by Bert Coules Produced by Phil Clarke Music by Peter Salem First broadcast in 1992. Dead Man's Ransom Brother Cadfael - Philip Madoc Sister Magdalen - Susannah York Hugh Beringar - Jonathan Tafler Elis - Jason Hughes Radulfus - Trevor Peacock Herbard/Edmund/Ithel - Shaun Prendergast Aline - Lorien Haynes Lad/Villager - David Holt Narrator - Michael Kitchen Melicent - Katy Odey Prince Owain - Sion Probert Cristina - Siobhan Flynn Eliud - Mark Lewis Jones Maurice/Rhys/Griffri - Douglas Blackwell Anion - Matthew Morgan Dramatised by Bert Coules Produced by Neil Cargill Music by Peter Salem First broadcast in 1995. 

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Denial

1 rating

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In a contest of intellect and wills, Abby Gersten, a tenacious civil liberties attorney, defends a right-wing Holocaust denier, arguing her case against a young, committed Jewish federal prosecutor. But Abby may have to sacrifice everything to prove that Truth and Justice do not always go hand in hand. Performed by a full cast starring Stephanie Zimbalist, Harold Gould, David Clennon, Tim DeKay, John Randolph, and Kimberly Scott.

(P)1999 L.A. Theatre Works; All Rights Reserved

Author: Peter Sagal
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

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Set in a small mill town in the 1930s in the middle of the Deep South of America, Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is the story of Mick Kelly, a tomboyish girl who loves music and dreams of buying a piano.  John Singer is a lonely deaf-mute who comes to stay as a lodger in Mick's house. No-one knows where he's from. A disparate group of people who live in the town are drawn towards Singer's kind, sympathetic nature: the owner of the café where Singer eats every day, an angry socialist drunkard, a frustrated Black doctor. Each pours their heart out to Singer, their silent confidant. And he in turn changes their disenchanted lives in ways the could never imagine. Often cited as one of the great novels of 20th-century American fiction, Carson McCullers' prodigious first novel was published to instant acclaim when she was just 23. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter explores loneliness, the human need for understanding and the search for love. Cast Mick Kelly...Coco Green Bubber...Aaron Gelkoff John Singer...David Bower Biff Brannon...Michael S. Siegel Jake Blount...Andonis Anthony Alice Brannon...Laurel Lefkow Portia Jones...Anna Jobarteh Dr Benedict Copeland...Delroy Brown Etta Kelly...Lily Green Willie Copeland/Deputy Sheriff...Tachia Newall Harry Minowitz...Eric Sirakian Dramatised by Amanda Dalton Directed by Susan Roberts

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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Broken Souls [Dramatized Adaptation]

Summary

Sister murdered, best friend dead, married to the patron saint of death, Necromancer Eric Carter's return to Los Angeles hasn't gone well, and it's about to get even worse. His link to the death goddess is changing his powers, changing him.  While searching for a way to break Santa Muerte's hold over him, Carter finds himself the target of a psychopath who can steal anyone's form, powers, and memories. He can be anyone. He can be anywhere. All he has for help is a Skid Row bruja and a ghost who's either his dead friend Alex or the manifestation of Carter's own guilt-fueled psychotic break.  Everything is trying to kill him and nothing is as it seems. If all his plans go perfectly, he might survive the week. Performed by Michael John Casey, Nora Achrati, Tia Shearer, Jacob Yeh, Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, Christopher Graybill, Scott McCormick, Colleen Delany, Eva Wilhelm, Kimberly Gilbert, Eric Messner, Matthew Bassett, Dawn Ursula, Rebecca Sheir, Chris Genebach, Jonathon Church, Thomas Keegan, Nanette Savard, Patrick Bussink.

©2014 Stephen Blackmoore (P)2015 Graphic Audio, LLC

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Demon Brother

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When Jasper finds his father dead, a dark mystery begins to unfold. His dad kept a secret - Jasper has a twin brother, Eddie, whom he's never met. After the funeral the two brothers decide to swap lives.  As Jasper escapes the confines of his faltering marriage and attempts to track down his father's killer, he soon discovers that with his newfound freedom comes the threat of extreme danger.  A dark thriller in two parts that reflect each other: The first tells Jasper's story. The second tells Eddie's.  Demon Brother is a story about identity, sex and death. Shaun Dingwall (New Tricks, Young Victoria, Doctor Who) stars opposite himself as the two brothers, Jasper and Eddie - one good and one very bad. Valene Kane (The Fall) makes her radio debut as Jasper's wife Caitlin. With supporting performances from Vera Filatova (Peep Show) and Kenneth Cranham (Made in Dagenham, Layer Cake, Shine on Harvey Moon).

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
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Charles Paris: Dead Room Farce

3 ratings

Summary

Bill Nighy stars as actor and amateur sleuth Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Simon Brett's novel.  Charles' career is on the up. He's starring in a revival of a popular (though hackneyed) 70s farce – and while his fellow actors aren't exactly who you'd want to find yourself in bed with, he's happy to be in work. But while there may be comedy on stage, offstage it's rapidly turning into a whodunnit. First the director drops dead, then another premature death follows soon after when an audio producer doing a promo for the show dies in suspicious circumstances. The cast are hiding some shady secrets, and have plenty of skeletons in their cupboards which they don't want rattled, but would anyone go as far as murder to protect themselves? Charles is determined to find out, and turns detective in an attempt to find out if foul play is afoot.... This witty, stylish dramatisation by Jeremy Front stars Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Skylight, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as Charles Paris, with Suzanne Burden as his long-suffering wife Frances. Written by Jeremy Front, based on the novel by Simon Brett.

©2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2018 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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Shadow of the Giant

48 ratings

Summary

The Ender Saga continues with Shadow of the Giant, which parallels the events of Ender's Game from a different character’s point of view.  Bean's past was a battle just to survive. He first appeared on the streets of Rotterdam, a tiny child with a mind leagues beyond anyone else. He knew he could not survive through strength; he used his tactical genius to gain acceptance into a children's gang, and then to help make that gang a template for success for all the others. He civilized them, and lived to grow older. Then he was discovered by the recruiters for the Battle School.  For Earth was at war - a terrible war with an inscrutable alien enemy. A war that humanity was near to losing. But the long distances of interstellar space has given hope to the defenders of Earth - they had time to train military geniuses up from childhood, forging them into an irresistible force in the high-orbital facility called the Battle School. That story is told in two books, Orson Scott Card's beloved classic Ender's Game, and its parallel, Ender's Shadow. Now, in Shadow of the Giant, Bean's story continues.  Bean was the smallest student at the Battle School, but he became Ender Wiggins' right hand. Since then he has grown to be a power on Earth. He served the Hegemon as strategist and general in the terrible wars that followed Ender's defeat of the alien empire attacking Earth. Now he and his wife Petra yearn for a safe place to build a family - something he has never known - but there is nowhere on Earth that does not harbor his enemies - old enemies from the days in Ender's Jeesh, new enemies from the wars on Earth. To find security, Bean and Petra must once again follow in Ender's footsteps. They must leave Earth behind, in the control of the Hegemon, and look to the stars. 

©2005 Orson Scott Card (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
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Gloomsbury

Summary

Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Roger Lloyd-Pack, Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th century.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Thriller

6 ratings

Summary

Featuring North America's foremost thriller authors, Thriller is the first collection of pure thriller stories ever published. Offering up heart-pumping tales of suspense in all its guises are 32 of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning names in the business. From the signature characters that made such authors as David Morrell and John Lescroart famous, to four of the hottest new voices in the genre, this blockbuster will tantalize and terrify. Lock the doors, draw the shades, pull up the covers, and be prepared for Thriller to keep you up all night. Narrators include Dick Hill, Mel Foster, Susie Breck, Laural Merlington, Joyce Bean, Bill Weideman, and Michael Page.

©2006 James Patterson and David Liss (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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The Unforgiven

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A gripping five-part crime thriller set 15 years before Waking the Dead. Set in 1984 – a world without DNA, CCTV, mobiles, or the internet – The Unforgiven, reveals how the iconic Waking the Dead team got together, before they became an official cold case unit.  Trouble erupts as a serial killer launches a huge legal appeal against his conviction, claiming police corruption, and pointing the finger directly at young DC Peter Boyd – and implicating forensic scientist, Frankie Wharton. With Boyd forced to disappear, criminal profiler, Grace Foley, and cops, Spencer Jordan, and Mel Silver, join Frankie to clear their names and save Boyd from disgrace and possible prison. Told over five days, with each character taking turns to tell their story, this heart-stopping case sees them racing to beat the clock as the unthinkable unfolds.  Written by Barbara Machin, who created Waking the Dead for BBC1, this electrifying drama stars the original cast of the Emmy-winning hit TV series – Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose and Wil Johnson.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
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On the Town with The League of Gentlemen

Summary

Welcome to Spent, an isolated and rather odd town somewhere in the North. Its singular inhabitants lead blackly comic lives, from Dr Chinnery, the lethally incompetent vet and Pauline, the monstrous Restart Officer at the Job Centre, to the hideously exacting Dentons who impose their disturbing habits and pet toads upon their visiting nephew Ben.

These and other memorable townsfolk are ferried around by Barbara, a taxi driver half way through his sex change, and served by Mr Iingleby, who brings a whole new meaning to the term 'small shopkeeper'.

Murderously funny and actuely observed, The League of Gentlemen's highly acclaimed brand of comedy shows human nature at its most extreme, and most hilarious.

©1999, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)1999, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Sabrina & Corina

1 rating

Summary

Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in this haunting debut story collection - a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands.  Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s magnetic story collection breathes life into her Indigenous Latina characters and the land they inhabit. Against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado - a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite - these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives: with caution, grace, and quiet force. In “Sugar Babies,” ancestry and heritage are hidden inside the earth but tend to rise during land disputes. “Any Further West” follows a sex worker and her daughter as they leave their ancestral home in southern Colorado only to find a foreign and hostile land in California. In “Tomi,” a woman leaves prison and finds herself in a gentrified city that is a shadow of the one she remembers from her childhood. And in the title story, “Sabrina & Corina,” a Denver family falls into a cycle of violence against women, coming together only through ritual. Sabrina & Corina is a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment, heritage, and an eternal sense of home. Audiobook Table of Contents: "Sugar Babies" read by Almarie Guerra "Sabrina & Corina" read by Roxana Ortega "Sisters" read by Alma Cuervo "Remedies" read by Ana Isabel "Julian Plaza" read by Kyla Garcia "Galapago" read by Marisol Ramirez "Cheesman Park" read by Roxana Ortega "Tomi" read by Kyla Garcia "Any Further West" read by Marisol Ramirez "All Her Names" read by Alma Cuervo "Ghost Sickness" read by Roxana Ortega Advance praise for Sabrina & Corina “Here are stories that blaze like wildfires, with characters who made me laugh and broke my heart, believable in everything they said and did. How tragic that American letters hasn’t met these women of the West before, women who were here before America was America. And how tragic that these working-class women haven’t seen themselves in the pages of American lit before. Thank you for honoring their lives, Kali. I welcome them and you." (Sandra Cisnero)

©2019 Kali Fajardo-Anstine (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: full cast
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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Watery Graves [Dramatized Adaptation]

Summary

Treasure for the taking Unaware of the forces marshaled against him, Captain Phinneus Shae and the crew of the Talion are headed into uncharted waters. With a doggedly determined killer from his past on his trail and cold-blooded pirates all around him, Shae’s contract to recover the treasure from a sunken ship seems destined to fail. But other, more nefarious individuals are after that same treasure, and whatever it is, it is destined to change the future of the Iron Kingdoms. Whether for good or ill all depends on who finds it first and who is buried at the bottom of the sea in the end.... Performed by Scott McCormick, Chris Genebach, Kimberly Gilbert, Amanda Forstrom, Lolita Horne, David Jourdan, Henry Kramer, Terence Aselford, Todd Scofield, Holly Vagley, Eric Messner, KenYatta Rogers, Chris Davenport, Ken Jackson, Matthew Pauli, Matthew Ward, Steven Carpenter, Matthew Schleigh, Nick DePinto, Colleen Delany, Joy Jones, Michael Glenn, Richard Rohan, Andy Clemence, Jonathon Church, Andy Brownstein, Eleanor Todd, Chris Stinson, David Zitney, Faith Potts.

©2016 Privateer Press, Inc. (P)2019 Graphic Audio, LLC

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