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  • FIGHT OF THE CENTURY Audiobook Excerpt - Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    00:45
    Audiobooks
    297

    Listen to an excerpt from FIGHT OF THE CENTURY by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, read by Samuel L. Jackson.

  • 58. Serotonin
    Bibliotekspodden Solen
    01:13:15
    165

    I avsnitt 58 av Bibliotekspodden Solen bjuder Patrik och Elias in sina eminenta kollegor Gustav Nygren och Ida Westin för att prata om den franske författaren Michel Houellebecq. Fokus ligger på den senaste romanen Serotonin. Diskussionen rör sig runt och kring alla svåra, jobbiga, intressanta och roliga ämnen som Houellebecq brottas med i sina romaner: sex, sorg, saknad, nationen Frankrike, naturen, globaliseringen och kapitalismen. Podd-samtalet följer med romanens huvudperson Florent-Claude i hans vindlande resa genom ett Frankrike på gränsen till sammanbrott - kvinnorna, upproret och de smärtsamma minnena av förlorad kärlek. Solen är en podcast om litteratur och bibliotek med bibliotekarierna Alice Thorburn, Elias Hillström och Patrik Schylström från Stadsbiblioteket i Stockholm. Som vanligt hittar du alla boktips samlade i en lista på www.biblioteket.se/boktips/bibliotekspodden-solen

  • CLEAN GETAWAY by Nic Stone, read by Dion Graham
    AudioFile Magazine
    05:09
    110

    Scoob has just jumped aboard his G’ma’s Winnebago for a road trip like no other — at least, that’s what Scoob thinks. AudioFile’s Emily Connelly tells host Jo Reed all about Nic Stone’s latest audiobook, narrated by Dion Graham. It has the perfect mix of humor and emotions, powerful writing, and complex lessons about personal and political injustices that are all marvelously expressed by Graham in this compelling listen. Perfect for middle grade listeners and for listening together as a family. Published by Listening Library. Support for Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine comes from GraphicAudio, A Movie In Your Mind. Unique Audio Entertainment featuring a Full Cast and Imaginative Sound Scapes with new releases such as Brent Weeks’ Lightbringer Saga 5, Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria Revelations, S.M Stirling's Emberverse, and over 1,300 more full cast titles available only at  

  • THE SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUAL Audiobook Excerpt
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    05:01
    125

    Listen to an excerpt from THE SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUAL by James Dale Davidson and read by Michael David Axtell

  • THINGS IN JARS Audiobook Excerpt
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    03:32
    86

    Listen to an excerpt from THINGS IN JARS by Jess Kidd and read by Jacqueline Milne

  • My Name Is Lucy Barton (Dramatic Production) by Elizabeth Strout, Rona Munro, read by Laura Linney
    PRH Audio
    06:50
    192

    Presenting an original audiobook performance of the stage production of My Name is Lucy Barton, starring Academy Award and Tony nominee Laura Linney.

    Praised as "deeply affecting" and "heartbreaking" by The Guardian (UK), this is a faithful adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout's bestselling novel of the same name.

    Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sitting at the foot of her bed. She hasn't seen her in years, and her visit brings back to Lucy her desperate rural childhood, and her escape to New York. As she begins to find herself as a writer, she is still gripped by the urgent complexities of family life.

    Published as the play comes to Broadway after a highly-acclaimed UK run in 2018, this is a unique opportunity to hear Laura Linney's "simply superb" (The Times UK) performance of this haunting, dramatic monologue.


    MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON was originally produced by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr for the London Theater Company at the Bridge Theatre in June 2018. Produced on Broadway by the Manhattan Theater Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Barry Grove, Executive Producer and The London Theater Company, in association with Penguin Random House Audio.

  • THE WARSAW PROTOCOL by Steve Berry, read by Scott Berry and Steve Brick - Audiobook extract
    Hodder Books
    04:15
    Audiobooks
    74

    This Writer's Cut edition of The Malta Exchange features fascinating behind-the-scenes commentary read by the author. In the latest thrilling Cotton Malone adventure from international bestseller Steve Berry, one by one the seven precious relics of the Arma Christi, the weapons of Christ, are disappearing from sanctuaries across the world. After former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone witnesses the theft of one of them, he learns from his old boss, Stephanie Nelle, that a private auction is about to be held where incriminating information on the president of Poland will be offered to the highest bidder - blackmail that both the United States and Russia want, but for vastly different reasons. The price of admission to that auction is one of the relics, so Malone is first sent to a castle in Poland to steal the Holy Lance, a thousand-year-old spear sacred not only to Christians but to the Polish people, and then on to the auction itself. But nothing goes as planned and Malone is thrust into a bloody battle between three nations over information that, if exposed, could change the balance of power in Europe. From the tranquil canals of Bruges, to the elegant rooms of Wawel Castle, to deep beneath the earth in an ancient Polish salt mine, Malone is caught in the middle of a deadly war - the outcome of which turns on a secret known as the Warsaw Protocol.

  • Doctor Who: Dark Universe (Extract)
    big-finish
    01:35
    Audiobooks
    74

    From Big Finish Productions: https://bgfn.sh/30 The Eleven has a plan. A grand plan. An appalling plan. A plan that endangers all life in the cosmos. With Ace working for the enemy, the Doctor must rely on scheming Time Lord Cardinal Ollistra for help. The stage is set for an epic confrontation. Because the Doctor has a plan to stop the Eleven. A grand plan. An appalling plan. A plan that endangers all life in the cosmos. Whichever one of them wins, the Dark Universe won’t want to lose… PRODUCTION CREDITS Cover Artist Simon Holub Director Ken Bentley Executive Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery & Nicholas Briggs Music Benji Clifford Producer Emma Haigh & David Richardson Script Editor Matt Fitton Sound Design Benji Clifford Written by Guy Adams

  • Mastering Diabetes by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, Robby Barbaro, MPH, read by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, Robby Barbaro, MPH
    PRH Audio
    05:00
    110

    A groundbreaking method to master all types of diabetes by reversing insulin resistance.

    Current medical wisdom advises that anyone suffering from diabetes or prediabetes should eat a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. But in this revolutionary book, Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH, rely on a century of research to show that advice is misguided. While it may improve short-term blood glucose control, such a diet also increases the long-term risk for chronic diseases like cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic kidney disease, and fatty liver disease.

    The revolutionary solution is to eat a low-fat plant-based whole-food diet, the most powerful way to reverse insulin resistance in all types of diabetes: type 1, type 1.5, type 2, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes.

    As the creators of the extraordinary and effective Mastering Diabetes Method, Khambatta and Barbaro lay out a step-by-step plan proven to reverse insulin resistance-the root cause of blood glucose variability- while improving overall health and maximizing life expectancy. Armed with more than 800 scientific references and drawing on more than 36 years of personal experience living with type 1 diabetes themselves, the authors show how to eat large quantities of carbohydrate-rich whole foods like bananas, potatoes, and quinoa while decreasing blood glucose, oral medication, and insulin requirements. They also provide life-changing advice on intermittent fasting and daily exercise and offer tips on eating in tricky situations, such as restaurant meals and family dinners. Perhaps best of all: On the Mastering Diabetes Method, you will never go hungry.

    With more than 30 delicious, filling, and nutrient-dense recipes and backed by cutting-edge nutritional science, Mastering Diabetes will help you maximize your insulin sensitivity, attain your ideal body weight, improve your digestive health, gain energy, live an active life, and feel the best you've felt in years.


    Available for purchase at:

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  • When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk, read by Imani Parks
    PRH Audio
    03:53
    162

    For fans of Nina LaCour's We Are Okay and Adam Silvera's History Is All You Left Me, this heartfelt and ultimately uplifting novel follows one sixteen-year-old girl's friend breakup through two concurrent timelines--ultimately proving that even endings can lead to new beginnings.

    "Stunning." --Nic Stone, bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out

    You can't rewrite the past, but you can always choose to start again.

    It's been twenty-seven days since Cleo and Layla's friendship imploded.

    Nearly a month since Cleo realized they'll never be besties again.

    Now Cleo wants to erase every memory, good or bad, that tethers her to her ex-best friend. But pretending Layla doesn't exist isn't as easy as Cleo hoped, especially after she's assigned to be Layla's tutor. Despite budding friendships with other classmates--and a raging crush on a gorgeous boy named Dom--Cleo's turbulent past with Layla comes back to haunt them both.

    Alternating between time lines of Then and Now, When You Were Everything blends past and present into an emotional story about the beauty of self-forgiveness, the promise of new beginnings, and the courage it takes to remain open to love.

    "Breathtakingly beautiful....Woodfolk has a way of making words sing and burst with light." --Tiffany D. Jackson, award-winning author of Monday's Not Coming and Let Me Hear A Rhyme

  • The Kid Who Came From Space, By Ross Welford, Read by Sarah Ovens and Chris Coxon
    HarperCollins Publishers
    05:56
    Adventure stories (Children’s/YA)
    148

    The stunning new 10+ story from the bestselling and award-winning author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER, for anyone who loved the humour of WALL-E, the action of STAR WARS and the deeply touching emotion of ET. A small village in the wilds of Northumberland is rocked by the disappearance of twelve-year-old Tammy. Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe – and the extraordinary truth of where she is. It is a secret he must keep, or risk never seeing her again. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to give up. Together with his friend Iggy and the mysterious (and very hairy) Hellyann, Ethan teams up with a spaceship called Philip, and Suzy the trained chicken, for a nail-biting chase to get his sister back… that will take him further than anyone has ever been before. A remarkable story of sibling connection, friendship and interstellar adventure from the author Kiran Millwood Hargrave called “one of my favourite middle grade writers”.

  • DOG DIARIES: MISSION IMPAWSIBLE by James Patterson with Steven Butler. Read by Steven Butler - Audio
    HachetteAudio
    04:43
    Audiobooks
    161

    Grab your sunglasses and slather on the sunscreen! In this laugh-out-loud adventure for kids and animal lovers everywhere, summer is here and Junior is getting his very own doggy vacation. It's me, Junior, back again with another tail-wagging tale of mischief-making! I'll tell you all about the fur-raising time I had when my pet humans went on a trip without me, and the horrible place they left me. Here are some of the adventures I had: How I survived on a diet of icky vegetables, with no yummy, drool-inducing meat in sight! My super-secret plan to steal delicious hamburgers! How my pooch pals and I cooked up a grand scheme to break free and get back home. It's a dangerous mission, but as I always say, you can't keep a good dog down! Available March 30, 2020 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Jimmy Patterson. Pre-order here: https://www.downpour.com/dog-diaries-mission-impawsible Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • The Storm Before the Calm by George Friedman, read by Bruce Turk
    PRH Audio
    05:52
    167

    The master geopolitical forecaster and New York Times bestselling author of The Next 100 Years focuses on the United States, predicting how the 2020s will bring dramatic upheaval and reshaping of American government, foreign policy, economics, and culture.

    In his riveting new book, noted forecaster and bestselling author George Friedman turns to the future of the United States. Examining the clear cycles through which the United States has developed, upheaved, matured, and solidified, Friedman breaks down the coming years and decades in thrilling detail.
         American history must be viewed in cycles—particularly, an eighty-year "institutional cycle" that has defined us (there are three such examples—the Revolutionary War/founding, the Civil War, and World War II), and a fifty-year "socio-economic cycle" that has seen the formation of the industrial classes, baby boomers, and the middle classes. These two major cycles are both converging on the late 2020s—a time in which many of these foundations will change. The United States will have to endure upheaval and possible conflict, but also, ultimately, increased strength, stability, and power in the world.
         Friedman's analysis is detailed and fascinating, and covers issues such as the size and scope of the federal government, the future of marriage and the social contract, shifts in corporate structures, and new cultural trends that will react to longer life expectancies. This new book is both provocative and entertaining.

  • Lanny Larcinese on writing, the Crime Writers Caravan and more on Authors On The Air
    Authors on the Air Global Radio Network
    39:26
    books fiction authors interviews
    32

    Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes author Lanny Larcinese to the studio. ABOUT LANNY: Lanny is a native mid-westerner and dyed-in-the-wool city guy transplanted to the City of Brotherly Love where he has been writing fiction for seven years. His prize-winning short stories and non-fiction have appeared in magazines and online publications. When not writing, he lets his daughter, Amanda Kohn, charm him out of his socks, and works at impressing his longtime companion and artist Jackie Perskie, who is his first-eyeballs reader and helps keep his work visual. Lanny is very active in the writing community, supportive of those behind him on the curve, and deferential to those ahead of him whose inspiration and mastery of craft are constant sources of stimulation since he gets jealous easily. CRIME WRITERS CARAVAN: We are a collective of published crime writers conversant in our craft, passionate about the subject, and eager to talk about it. We represent all varieties of crime fiction – mystery, thriller, cozy, P.I., noir, police procedural, serial killer, etc., and some as yet unwritten. ABOUT DEATH IN THE FAMILY: Donny Lentini is a talented young man hungry for his mother’s love. To please her, he becomes guardian angel to his mob-wannabe father. When the father is murdered and found with his hands hacked off, Donny is dealt a set of cards in a game called vengeance. The pot is stacked high with chips; the ante, his soul and the lives of loved-ones. With the help of friends—ex-con, defrocked Jesuit Bill Conlon along with former high-school nemesis, Antwyne Claxton—he digs for whether the murder had anything to do with the mob’s lust for a real estate parcel owned by the family of Donny's lover. He’s new at this game. He doesn’t cheat, but plays his cards well. And he gets what he wants. @copyrighted

  • SHORT STORIES IN TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS by Olly Richards, read by Atilla Akinci - Audiobook extract
    Hodder Books
    05:59
    Audiobooks
    29

    An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners. "I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in Turkish for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when reading. What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making reading fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary · Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently · Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability · Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying reading in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' · Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including · A glossary for bolded words in each text · A bilingual word list · Full plot summary · Comprehension questions after each chapter. As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Turkish for Beginners will make learning Turkish easy and enjoyable.

  • THE BOMB Audiobook Excerpt
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    05:45
    49

    Listen to an excerpt from THE BOMB by Fred Kaplan and read by Edward Bauer

  • Short Life in a Strange World: Birth to Death in 42 Panels, By Toby Ferris, Read by Jot Davies
    HarperCollins Publishers
    13:26
    History of art / art and design styles
    113

    Sure to be hailed alongside H is for Hawk and The Hare with Amber Eyes, an exceptional work that is at once an astonishing journey across countries and continents, an immersive examination of a great artist’s work, and a moving and intimate memoir. At the age of 42, his father not long dead and his young sons growing fast, Toby Ferris set off on a seemingly quixotic mission to track down each of the 42 surviving paintings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, who, at the age of 42, had been approaching the end of his own short life. Over the next five years Ferris would travel to 22 galleries in 19 cities in 12 countries across 2 continents: Budapest to San Diego, Detroit to Naples, Berlin to Madrid, ticking off his Bruegels as he went. The results of his journeying are a revelation: Bruegel’s panels, their landscapes teeming with robust life, become a lens through which Ferris takes stock of the world, informing everything from mortality, fatherhood, and contemporary life, to the bombing of Rotterdam, the extinction of North American megafauna, and how to ward off bears in the forest. Short Life in a Strange World is a dazzlingly original hybrid of art criticism, philosophical reflection and poignant memoir, a book about one man’s obsession with Bruegel’s short life in a strange if familiar world, and the precisely-detailed yet cosmos-encompassing works in ink and oil which sprang from it. And it begins with the story of a boy who fell from the sky.

  • Chanel's Riviera by Anne De Courcy, audiobook excerpt.
    MacmillanAudio
    05:49
    Audiobooks
    91

    Listen to an except of Anne De Courcy's CHANEL'S RIVIERA audiobook, read by Sophie Roberts. In this captivating narrative, Chanel’s Riviera explores the fascinating world of the Cote d’Azur during a period that saw the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the twentieth century. The Cote d’Azur in 1938 was a world of wealth, luxury, and extravagance, inhabited by a sparkling cast of characters including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Joseph P. Kennedy, Gloria Swanson, Colette, the Mitfords, Picasso, Cecil Beaton, and Somerset Maugham. The elite flocked to the Riviera each year to swim, gamble, and escape from the turbulence plaguing the rest of Europe. At the glittering center of it all was Coco Chanel, whose very presence at her magnificently appointed villa, La Pausa, made it the ultimate place to be. Born an orphan, her beauty and formidable intelligence allured many men, but it was her incredible talent, relentless work ethic, and exquisite taste that made her an icon. But this wildly seductive world was poised on the edge of destruction. In a matter of months, the Nazis swooped down and the glamour of the pre-war parties and casinos gave way to the horrors of evacuation and the displacement of thousands of families during World War II. From the bitter struggle to survive emerged powerful stories of tragedy, sacrifice, and heroism. Enriched by original research and de Courcy’s signature skill, Chanel’s Riviera brings the experiences of both rich and poor, protected and persecuted, to vivid life.

  • Maura Weiler & CONTRITION on Wine Women & Writing
    Authors on the Air Global Radio Network
    21:51
    #author interview
    41

    Warning: this is a laugh-until-you cry episode! Maura Weiler and Pamela Fagan Hutchins make conversation about nuns and Santa Claus side-splitting, if a little irreverent. Maura grew up in Connecticut and earned her BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, respectively. She is a former columnist for The Connecticut Post and a trash artist whose work has been featured on NBC Television and in galleries and shows across the country. As Director of Development at Blue Tulip Productions, she helped develop the screenplays for such films as Speed, Twister, The Paperboy, and Minority Report. Contrition is her first novel. For more info on Maura, visit http://mauraweiler.com For more info on Pamela (the show or her novels), visit http://pamelafaganhutchins.com Wine Women & Writing is a solely owned and copyrighted production of Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.

  • THE BURNING MEN by Will Shindler, read by Tom Lawrence - Audiobook extract
    Hodder Books
    04:45
    Audiobooks
    30

    When a high-rise development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters tackle the blaze. The building should be empty, but they find a man, unconscious, next to several cases of money. The fire crew make a fateful decision; leave the man, take the money, quit the service and never speak of this again. But five years later one of them is set alight in the toilets at his own wedding. Soon after, a second is found in the burnt out remains of his Maserati, nothing but a smoking corpse. It appears that someone knows what they did. And there are still three firemen left to go. . . DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen are an unlikely pairing, but they need to discover who is behind these killings before the last man burns. This is first in Will Shindler's Finn and Paulsen series - a British detective series that ranks with Mark Billingham, M.J. Arlidge, Staurt Macbride.