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The Recluse

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The Recluse follows two journalists John Mason and Tom Gordan pursuing a former celebrity Mary Celeste. As her career was beginning to blossom, she suffered a terrible tragedy that forced her to go into hiding. Thirty years later, she is ready to tell her story.  Upon meeting her, all seems well, and the story is a hit - that is, until John begins being stalked by something relentless and seemingly unstoppable. He finds himself in a similar situation to the reclusive star. Shut off from the rest of the world, he is forced to deal with his own demons, coming to terms with his own past in the process.

©2021 Harry Reardon (P)2021 Harry Reardon

Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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Notes on a Nervous Planet

23 ratings

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The instant number one international best seller from the beloved author of How to Stop Time and The Humans The societies we are part of are increasingly making our minds ill. It very often feels that the way we live is almost engineered to make us unhappy. Whether it is our attitudes toward sleep, the marketing messages that inundate us daily, the constant and hysterical news cycle, social media, or even the way we educate our children, we are programming ourselves to put our bodies and minds at odds and setting ourselves up with expectations for our lives that prevent our happiness. When Matt became ill with panic disorder, anxiety, and depression, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet shares his journey back to happiness and all of the lessons that Matt learned along the way.

©2019 Matt Haig (P)2019 Canongate Books

Narrator: Matt Haig
Author: Matt Haig
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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World Mental Health Day - And That's Okay

15 ratings

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In this World Mental Health Day Audible Sessions Special, nine celebrities discuss their experiences with mental health. We hear what their mental health problems feel like to them; their experiences of speaking to friends, family, professionals and the public; and the things that can help them feel better.    In these conversations, we cover topics from social media to suicidal thoughts, and we say that whether you sometimes find it difficult to leave the house; you have anxiety, depression, or OCD; or you need to airplane your phone every now and then to stop it becoming addictive - that’s okay.   Featuring Susan Calman, Clarke Carlisle, Marverine Cole, Bryony Gordon, Matt Haig, Matt Johnson, Katie Piper, Vicky Vox and Simon Webbe.   This episode was created in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity. If anything in this programme has affected you or you would like to speak to someone about your mental health, please call the Mind Infoline on 0300 123 3393 or visit the Mind website, mind.org.uk.

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

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Matt Haig

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Matt Haig joins Robin Morgan in the Audible Studios for this exclusive interview. The breadth of Matt Haig's work ranges from 2015’s Reasons to Stay Alive which explored Haig’s experience of depression, to The Last Family in England which retells Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1 with the protagonists as dogs. Both of these were bestsellers and the subject of great critical acclaim. His most recent work for children - The Girl Who Saved Christmas and A Boy Called Christmas – have been narrated by Carey Mulligan and Stephen Fry.

©2016 Audible Ltd (P)2016 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Matt Haig
Author: Robin Morgan
Length: 18 mins
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Matt Haig - July 2017

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Matt Haig, the award-winning best-selling author for children and adults, joins Robin Morgan for his second time in the Audible Studios to discuss his new book How to Stop Time. It follows the character of Tom Hazard, a man that looks 41 but, owing to a rare condition, has actually been alive for centuries. Matt Haig tells Robin about how he came up with the idea for the book as well as its new film adaptation, produced and starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Matt also discusses his best-selling children's novel, A Boy Called Christmas, which is also being made into a film. He also talks about the October 2017 release of his new festive children's book, Father Christmas and Me.

©2017 Audible Ltd (P)2017 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Matt Haig
Length: 13 mins
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Invecchiare, riordinare

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Come si dà voce ai personaggi di un audiolibro? Come si entra nello spirito di una trama? Sono alcune delle domande che rivolgiamo a chi gli audiolibri li scrive, li pubblica e, soprattutto, li legge - attrici, attori, doppiatori e speaker -, in questo podcast che ogni 15 giorni racconterà due titoli (una novità uscita da poco e un classico della letteratura, o uno dei libri che hanno appassionato di più gli ascoltatori negli ultimi anni).  "Quando scrivo romanzi sono attratto dagli outsider", dice Matt Haig. Il protagonista del suo romanzo "Come fermare il tempo", però, sembra molto più che un outsider: Tom ha infatti il dono, o la condanna, di invecchiare molto più lentamente di chiunque altro, e grazie a questo ha imparato come affrontare lo stress, la depressione e la ricerca della felicità. Magari potrebbe essergli utile ascoltare anche i suggerimenti di uno dei rarissimi manuali che negli ultimi anni si sono trasformati in fenomeni culturali. Nel "Magico potere del riordino", Marie Kondo insegna infatti non soltanto a mettere ordine nei cassetti di casa ma nelle vite di ciascuno di noi.

©2019 Audible / IlLibraio.it (P)2019 Audible / IlLibraio.it

Author: Carlo Annese
Length: 33 mins
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