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The Waringham Chronicles, Volume 1: The Runaway

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England in the 14th Century. Twelve-year-old Robin’s world is turned upside down when his father, the Earl of Waringham, dies in disgrace. His inheritance lost and his family name dishonoured, the penniless Robin must begin a new life as a peasant on his own estate. He soon makes an enemy in Mortimer, the spoiled young son of the new Earl. As the years pass and the boys enter adulthood, Robin flees Waringham to seek his fortune abroad. In Aquitaine he encounters the Black Prince and the charismatic Duke of Lancaster, and against all odds he begins to restore his position among the nobility. But Robin will need all his ingenuity to navigate these most dangerous and turbulent of times. In the first of a six-part epic, medieval Europe is brought to life in a multi-cast drama based on the novels by Rebecca Gable, author of the Scarlet City trilogy.  Narrated by Miriam Margolyes, OBE (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Romeo + Juliet, Mulan) and featuring a full cast.   Featuring: Ethan Alston, Daniel Anthony, Gareth Armstrong, Nick Brimble, Imogen Church, Clare Corbett, Raymond Coulthard, Gareth David-Lloyd, Barnaby Edwards, Jonathan Firth, Philip Franks, Raj Ghatak, Anthony Howell, Samuel Ide, Joe Jameson, Mack Keith-Roach, Jacqueline King, Damian Lynch, Michael Maloney, Miriam Margolyes, Barry McCarthy, George Naylor, Nicholas Pegg, Vineeta Rishi, Paul Shelley and Finty Williams.

©2019 Audible, Ltd (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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The Waringham Chronicles, Volume 3: Revolutions

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At the age of 30, Robin is an Earl at last - but not the Earl of Waringham, the ancestral title that he still hopes to win back one day from the evil Mortimer.  England has seen other changes too: Edward III is dead and his successor, the boy king Richard II, is at odds with his uncle, the Duke of Lancaster. The introduction of a hated new poll tax brings about one of the most dangerous episodes in English history and Robin finds himself embroiled in the Peasants’ Revolt.  As the years pass, his old enemies continue to move against him and with the stability of England under increasing threat from an unpredictable and incompetent King, Robin finally joins forces with Lancaster and his son, Henry, in a revolution which aims to secure the nation’s future. And as he finds himself helplessly in love with the wife of his oldest and most implacable enemy, the stage is set for Robin’s final showdown with Mortimer. In the third instalment of a six-part epic, Medieval Europe is brought to life in a multi-cast drama based on the novels by Rebecca Gable, author of the Scarlet City trilogy. Featuring: Tom Alexander, Gareth Armstrong, Maxim Baldry, Tim Bentinck, Nick Brimble, Charlie Condou, Clare Corbett, Raymond Coulthard, Gareth David-Lloyd, Jacob Dudman, Richard Earl, Barnaby Edwards, Jonathan Firth, Genevieve Gaunt, Raj Ghatak, Helen Goldwyn, Derek Griffiths, Jonny Hibbs, Edward Holtom, Will Howard, Anthony Howell, Joe Jameson, Mack Keith-Roach, Rosalyn Landor, Chris Lew Kum Hoi, Damian Lynch, Michael Maloney, Miriam Margolyes, Leith McAllister, Glen McCready, Harry Mead, Tony Millan, Darin Nagada, George Naylor, Nicholas Pegg, David Seddon, Sam Stafford, Dan Starkey, Joseph Timms, Alexander Vlahos, Lizzie Waterworth-Santo, Finty Williams, Gabby Wong and Becky Wright.  Directed by Barnaby Edwards.

©2019 Audible, Ltd (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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The Waringham Chronicles, Volume 2: The Wheel of Fortune

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Robin has made a powerful ally in the Duke of Lancaster. But he has made powerful enemies too: not only his childhood adversary Mortimer, but the sadistic knight Peter de Gray. Returning to England, he is awarded the fiefdom of Fernbrook in Lancashire, where he meets the beautiful noblewoman Joanna.  But the wheel of fortune keeps turning and as the years pass Robin and his friends must face trials and tragedies: plague, war and political intrigue are never far away. And when Fernbrook falls into the covetous hands of the irredeemably wicked young Earl of Burton, Robin must confront horrors at home which rival even the bloodshed he has experienced in the ongoing wars against France.... In the second installment of a six-part epic, Medieval Europe is brought to life in a multi-cast drama based on the novels by Rebecca Gable, author of the Scarlet City trilogy. Featuring: Gareth Armstrong, Tim Bentinck, Will Bishop, Gabriel Clark, Clare Corbett, Raymond Coulthard, Gareth David-Lloyd, Barnaby Edwards, Jonathan Firth, Philip Franks, Raj Ghatak, Helen Goldwyn, Anthony Howell, Joe Jameson, Jacqueline King, Rosalyn Landor, Damian Lynch, Michael Maloney, Miriam Margolyes, Tony Millan, Darin Nagada, Nisha Nayar, George Naylor, Steven Pacey, Nicholas Pegg, Vineeta Rishi, Dan Starkey, Alexander Vlahos, Lizzie Waterworth-Santo, Finty Williams, Sophie Winkleman and Becky Wright.

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Private India: City on Fire

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When Jack Morgan opens the Mumbai branch of Private, the world's most elite detective agency, he hands the reins to top agent Santosh Wagh. Now, in this teeming metropolis of over 13 million people where the guilty have everywhere to hide, Santosh goes on the hunt for one elusive killer. A killer who is targeting seemingly unconnected women and placing strange objects at their death scenes in a series of chilling rituals. As the Private team races to find a link that will lead them to the next victim, an unseen menace threatens to destroy the agency from within - and plunge the city into chaos. With countless lives hanging in the balance, Santosh must confront the demons of his past… before Private India meets an explosive end.

©2014 James Patterson, Ashwin Sanghi (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
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Out of Thin Air

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Bloomsbury presents Out of Thin Air by Michael Crawley, read by Raj Ghatak. Ethiopia is a place where I have been told that energy is controlled by angels and demons and where witchdoctors can help you to acquire another runner’s power. It is a place where an anonymous runner in the forest told me, miming an imaginary scoreboard and with a completely straight face, that he had dreamt that he would run 10km in 25 minutes. It is a place where they tell me that the air at Mount Entoto will transform me into a 2.08 marathon runner. It is a place, in short, of wisdom and magic, where dreaming is still very much alive. Why does it make sense to Ethiopian runners to get up at three a.m. to run up and down a hill? Who would choose to train on almost impossibly steep and rocky terrain, in hyena territory? And how come Ethiopian men hold six of the top 10 fastest marathon times ever?  Michael Crawley spent 15 months in Ethiopia training alongside (and sometimes a fair way behind) runners at all levels of the sport, from night watchmen hoping to change their lives to world-class marathon runners, in order to answer these questions. Follow him into the forest as he attempts to keep up and get to the heart of their success.

©2020 Michael Crawley (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Narrator: Raj Ghatak
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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Cat & Mouse

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Alex Cross is back - and so is a raging and suicidal Gary Soneji. Out of prison and dying from the AIDS virus he contracted there, he will get revenge on Cross before he dies. In addition, we are introduced to a new pair of rivals whose paths cross that of Alex and Soneji. Thomas Augustine Pierce has been chasing his demon, Mr. Smith, since the savage murder of his fiancée. Mr. Smith is a unique monster, with actions toward his victims so insane - so unimaginable - that he is thought of as "not of the Earth". Pierce, known in the business as St. Augustine because of his track record for catching killers and his invaluable status to the FBI and Interpol, may even be better than Cross. When things heat up and Alex is in a near-death coma following an attack in his own home, Pierce goes to Washington to help with the investigation. But just as he begins to piece together the mystery of how Gary Soneji could have mortally wounded Cross after he was believed to be dead, he is summoned to Paris, with a postcard from Mr. Smith inviting him to a very special killing. The body count is high, the tension the highest, and the two killers on the loose are watching every move their pursuers make. Who is the cat, and who is the mouse? What and where is the final trap? And who survives?

©2003 James Patterson (P)2015 Hachette Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
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Flood of Fire

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The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has ordered the colonial government in India to assemble an expeditionary force for an attack to reinstate the trade. Among those consigned is Kesri Singh, a soldier in the army of the East India Company. He makes his way eastward on the Hind, a transport ship that will carry him from Bengal to Hong Kong. Along the way, many characters from the Ibis Trilogy come aboard, including Zachary Reid, a young American speculator in opium futures, and Shireen, the widow of an opium merchant whose mysterious death in China has compelled her to seek out his lost son. The Hind docks in Hong Kong just as war breaks out and opium "pours into the market like monsoon flood." From Bombay to Calcutta, from naval engagements to the decks of a hospital ship, among embezzlement, profiteering, and espionage, Amitav Ghosh charts a breathless course through the culminating moment of the British opium trade and vexed colonial history. With all the verve of the first two novels in the trilogy, Flood of Fire completes Ghosh's unprecedented reenvisioning of the nineteenth-century war on drugs. With remarkable historic vision and a vibrant cast of characters, Ghosh brings the Opium Wars to bear on the contemporary moment with the storytelling that has charmed readers around the world.

©2015 Amitav Ghosh (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

Narrator: Raj Ghatak
Author: Amitav Ghosh
Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
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The Monster Doctor

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Are you... A dragon with indigestion? A blob with a cold?   A yeti with a sore foot? Then book an appointment with the Monster Doctor - no thing too small, no creature too big! Ozzy is perfectly ordinary - that is, until he finds himself hired as a nurse at Dr von Sichertall’s failing monster surgery. He has his work cut out helping to treat the extraordinary patients, and he has to find a way to save the practice.... The first in a howlingly hilarious series of monster adventures from John Kelly that will have you laughing your head off...literally. Don't miss Ozzy's next adventure in The Monster Doctor: Revolting Rescue!

©2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

Narrator: Raj Ghatak
Author: John Kelly
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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How Much the Heart Can Hold

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A brilliant collection of seven original stories inspired by different concepts of love, by seven award-winning authors. Love is not a singular concept. In this collection, seven award-winning authors explore seven concepts of love: from philautia (self-love) to agape (love for humanity) and from storge (a natural affection for family) to mania (a frenzied, obsessive love): La Douleur Exquise (the pain of unrequited love) 'Before It Disappears' by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan (c) 2016 Pragma (enduring love) 'One More Thing Coming Undone' by D. W. Wilson (c) 2016 Philautia (love for oneself) 'White Wine' by Nikesh Shukla (c) 2016 Mania (obsessive love) 'Magdala, Who Slips Sometimes' by Donal Ryan (c) 2016 Storge (familial love) 'Codas' by Carys Bray (c) 2016 Eros (erotic love) 'The Love Story' by Grace McCleen (c) 2016 Agape (love for humanity) 'The Human World' by Bernardine Evaristo (c) 2016 Seven authors; seven short stories; seven flashes of love. The publication of How Much the Heart Can Hold is heralded by a Sceptre short story competition. The winning story, based on a concept of love, will be published in the paperback edition.

©2016 Carys Bray (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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Night Theater

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A surgeon flees a scandal in the city and accepts a job at a village clinic. He buys antibiotics out of pocket, squashes roaches, and chafes at the interventions of the corrupt officer who oversees his work. But his outlook on life changes one night when a teacher, his pregnant wife, and their young son appear. Killed in a violent robbery, they tell the surgeon that they have been offered a second chance at living if the surgeon can mend their wounds before sunrise.  So begins a night of quiet work, "as if the crickets had been bribed", during which the surgeon realizes his future is tied more closely to that of the dead family than he could have imagined. By dawn, he and his assistant have gained knowledge no mortal should have.  In this inventive novel charged with philosophical gravity and sly humor, Vikram Paralkar takes on the practice of medicine in a time when the right to health care is frequently challenged. Engaging earthly injustice and imaginaries of the afterlife, he asks how we might navigate corrupt institutions to find a moral center. Encompassing social criticism and magically unreal drama, Night Theater is a first novel as satisfying for its existential inquiry as for its enthralling story of a skeptical physician who arrives at a greater understanding of life's miracles.

©2018 Vikram Paralkar (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Raj Ghatak
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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