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  1. Peppa Pig: Bedtime Stories Peppa Pig: Bedtime Stories
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  2. Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web
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  3. The Danger Gang The Danger Gang
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  4. The Girl Who Drank the Moon The Girl Who Drank the Moon
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  5. Deny All Charges Deny All Charges
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  6. The Wild Robot The Wild Robot
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  7. The Hobbit: Prequel to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy The Hobbit: Prequel to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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  8. The Boy at the Top of the Mountain The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
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  9. Coraline Coraline
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  10. La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
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Advanced Beauty Therapy

Advanced Beauty Therapy

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Jane Branch Release Date: 01/02/2021

Discover advanced beauty therapy techniques, improve your human anatomy and physiology knowledge, gain a deeper understanding of the role of a beauty therapist, and learn about the business and career side of this role. Take the Advanced Beauty Therapy audiobook and you’ll deepen your understanding of important legal, ethical, and health factors that Beauty Therapists need to be aware of. You’ll delve deeper into the business side of the role, as we explore the importance of client relationships, time management, and sales techniques. You’ll also further your knowledge of human anatomy and physiology – looking at the structure of the skin, cells and tissues, hair and nails, and the process of ageing. From there, we’ll take an in-depth look into various treatments that you can add to your service offering. You will learn about treatments using electrotherapy, epilation, manual massage, nail artistry, self-tanning, eyelash extensions, and eyebrow enhancing. In addition to exploring the skills you can acquire, the audiobook also looks at the different avenues you can take in your career - employment opportunities, self-employment, and further education. This audiobook is for anyone who is working or training within the beauty therapy industry and wishes to gain advanced professional knowledge regarding the role. With this information, you can go on to undertake further study and gain practical experience in order to work for yourself, set up your own salon or to add additional services to your current offering.

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Mastering Flow States

Mastering Flow States

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Brian Greyson Release Date: 01/01/2021

Have you ever felt completely ‘in the zone’ – immersed so fully in a task that everything else fell away, your whole being connected to the activity with energised focus and enjoyment as your skills were used to their utmost? This is the Flow state. Mastering Flow States teaches you everything you need to know about Flow and how to activate it. Are you ready to change how you view life and work? To gain the correct perspective on Flow state, you’ll first be introduced to the field of positive psychology – an approach to psychology that focuses on positive human development and happiness, rather than solely on treating mental illness. We then set the foundations for the audiobook by running through the history of Flow. From these foundations, we break the Flow state down into its eight fundamental elements and explain why each is important. We look at the various methods used to measure Flow, explore the conditions and challenges of staying in Flow, and the autotelic personality – personality traits that make some better able to achieve Flow. Mastering Flow States shows you how Flow is manifested through the various physical senses of the body. We look at how Flow can be achieved through a variety of mental activities, which you can use yourself, and the various applications this state can be applied to. So, how is it that some people attain Flow with more ease than others? We look at how autotelic personalities and autotelic jobs induce Flow, as well as how free time is wasted by ‘indulging’ in activities that don’t stimulate our minds and lack the conditions needed to induce Flow. We’ll also explore the various outcomes of Flow, including positive experiences, performance and learning, and discovering meaning in our lives. Of course, we all inevitably face challenges, adversities, and stresses – all of which can oppose what is necessary to achieve Flow. We look at ways in which Flow can be achieved even when we come up against such difficulties.

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NLP Practitioner

NLP Practitioner

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Brian Greyson Release Date: 01/01/2021

Would you like to change your mind? Not on a decision you’ve made, per se, but in the way you think - your mindset. Learning and applying the skills and techniques of NLP can help you to. You can change your outlook on life through the use of words, and retrain the way you perceive things. You can even set up guideposts to a more successful, purposeful future that you direct and control. The NLP Practitioner audiobook provides the knowledge you need to gain control over your mind and your life.

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First Aid

First Aid

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Brian Greyson Release Date: 01/01/2021

First aid training will equip you with the awareness and practical capabilities of how to react if the worst happens. It’s the knowledge of how to help someone that collapses, cuts themselves, gets hurt in an emergency situation or finds themselves in a medical emergency. Everyone in the world would benefit from studying First Aid. The information provided in this audiobook could literally become a matter of life and death and though we may not always need to use the knowledge, and hopefully we won’t, it’s a great education to have. The First Aid audiobook is suitable for just about everyone. We all hope that we would never have need for first aid knowledge but at some point in life we generally do, whether it is tending to a small graze or cut and knowing how to properly clean and bandage the wound, to recognising the symptoms of a heart attack, how to aid the sufferer, and potentially saving a life. These are skills everyone should have. More specifically the audiobook would benefit those who are around other people as part of their profession, for example, care and social workers.

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Relaxation Therapy

Relaxation Therapy

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Jane Branch Release Date: 01/11/2020

In a world of stress and anxiety, the role of a relaxation therapist is an important one and the Relaxation Therapy audiobook is here to provide you with the knowledge and techniques you need to provide clients with much-needed guidance, respite and healing. The audiobook opens with an exploration into how relaxation therapy works, its background and history, benefits and uses. We’ll also take a look at the role of the body systems involved in relaxation and how relaxation therapy works with them, along with the psychological theories employed. We look at the antithesis of relaxation - stress. The audiobook covers the different kinds of stress, foods that contribute to stress, the connection between hormones and stress, the difference between the stress response and relaxation response, and how to manage stress. This is followed by a discussion on relaxation, which includes the foods that can aid relaxation and how exercise and sleep can help. We’ll move onto the benefits of relaxation therapy, the techniques applied, and the different classifications used. We’ll explore the process of relaxation therapy and how classification is used, treatments are chosen, and a relaxation therapy session structured, along with gaining insight into the factors that lead a person to seek relaxation therapy. You’ll learn how to apply various relaxation therapy techniques, and how to choose the most appropriate technique for a client’s health concerns. We’ll look at how to set up and lead techniques in the following: meditation, deep breathing, guided imagery, pranayama and Qigong. You’ll be guided through how a client should be treated. We outline what to consider when writing a code of conduct, health and safety policies, a code of ethics, and therapist responsibilities and how to treat clients with chronic and mental health conditions. The audiobook concludes with a look at case studies in which relaxation therapy was used to treat various ailments.

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French for Beginners

French for Beginners

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Katia Filipovic Release Date: 01/11/2020

Who hasn’t dreamt of speaking French? It’s a romantic language that opens the door to fantastic trips to France – Paris, Nice, Bordeaux, Marseille, and more – while being able to converse and express oneself in the native tongue. The French for Beginners audiobook will help you to learn the key words, phrases and idioms used in daily French in order to engage in basic, day-to-day conversations. You’ll start the audiobook by learning how various sounds in French are pronounced and you’ll become familiar with the specificities of the French alphabet. We’ll introduce you to basic formal and informal greetings and introductions and the use of singular and plural pronouns and verbs, before moving on to numbers. You’ll learn how to correctly pronounce numbers, and ask for and tell the time and the prices of items, along with how to make an appointment and requests, book a reservation and set an appointment. The audiobook will guide you through expressing your likes and dislikes and the descriptive adjectives and verbs commonly used in daily life. We’ll explore how to talk about and describe the daily activities you engage in within the home, work, travel, sports, and transportation. We’ll explore the use of past and future tenses, such as when talking about past events, days of the week, months, seasons, plans and holiday seasons. The audiobook concludes with a look at common expressions used by the French media, be it in the written press, on the radio or TV. There are many reasons for learning French. For some, it is the appeal of the sound and musicality of the language, for others, it is the need to grasp idiomatic sentences to travel to France for business, tourism or family reasons. Whatever your reason, the French for Beginners audiobook will provide you with the tools you need to gain a basic, conversational level of French and a solid foundation from which to build, should you wish to take your studies further.

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Soap Making Business

Soap Making Business

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Jane Branch Release Date: 01/11/2020

The Soap Making Business audiobook is specifically designed to help develop both your creative talents and your business skills. The aim of the audiobook is to lay a foundation in these two primary functions, necessary for succeeding in a craft-centred enterprise. The first five tracks concentrate on how to make soap products - looking at the different soap-making processes, the various design techniques used and what additives are generally included in soap. The next five focus on the business aspect of your company, where you’ll learn how to set up your business, create a brand and market and sell your products. If you want to run a creative business in an industry that has been around for hundreds of years but is still growing, then soap making may be for you and with this audiobook in hand, you’ll have all the tools you need to make it a success. Not only does the Soap Making audiobook teach you how to make the best possible soap creations but also how to set up and run a viable business. With no previous experience required in either soap making or running a business, this audiobook could well be your first step into a new career.

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Candle Making Business

Candle Making Business

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Jane Branch Release Date: 01/11/2020

Candle making can be a fun and exciting hobby. Making beautiful candles is definitely lots of fun. Plus, this hobby gives you a chance to also make lovely ornamental candles that can be used for decorating your own home; they can also make great presents too. If you are passionate and really enjoy making candles, you could certainly consider pursuing this exciting hobby as a full-time career by setting up your own candle making business. If you’re dedicated to making your new business a success then this detailed candle making audiobook will guide you on the various steps and materials involved in candle making. You will learn about the basics of candle making, different kinds of wax and various types of wicks. You will learn all about the safety precautions you need to take while making candles, and will also be educated about ways to make your workplace safe. You will learn about how to roll the candles, pour them, make your own wax sheets, make different candle shapes, experimenting with colours and information on containers and additives. Students will be guided how to safely dip the candles and will also discuss the candle burning process. You will learn about lots of other candles, such as birthday candles, hand moulded candles, beaded candles, scented candles, Danish tapers, beeswax candles, multi-wick candles, twisted tapers, themed and floating candles. Find out how you can set up your own business with information on where to find the necessary supplies and equipment. You will learn about the different marketing techniques required for promoting your business and creating a successful business.

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Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Zhao Chang Release Date: 01/10/2020

After English, Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, with an estimated one billion speakers. Learning the language opens up many exciting new opportunities for business, travel and cultural enrichment – the Mandarin Chinese for Beginners Audiobook is here to get you started. You will learn key vocabulary, explore concepts and grammatical structures, practice what you have learned, and discover useful phrases or dialogue based on real-life scenarios. The Mandarin Chinese for Beginners Audiobook teaches the fundamental concepts of pronunciation, as well as the basic grammar and vocabulary needed to participate in simple daily conversations. It introduces concepts that are unique to the Chinese language, which will then provide a framework you can use to express almost anything you want. The audiobook also contains relatable dialogues based on real-life scenarios that will equip you with many useful phrases to help you feel comfortable in social and professional interactions. Furthermore, the audiobook has been designed to cover the needs of tourists, whether it is to ask for directions or to order food in a restaurant. Designed for those who have had little to no interaction with Mandarin Chinese, this audiobook will take you from absolute beginner to using a variety of sentence structures to talk about yourself, as well as to ask and answer questions. The wide range of examples, relatable expressions and real-life dialogues included in the audiobook will boost your confidence in having basic conversations on topics such as exchanging personal information, discussing daily arrangements and food, asking about prices, chatting about your hobbies, the weather, and more. The content in this audiobook is based on the first level in the Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (Chinese Proficiency Test), usually referred to as HSK, which assesses the ability of a non-native speaker to use Chinese in their daily, academic and professional life.

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Digital Photography

Digital Photography

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Brian Greyson Release Date: 01/10/2020

Learn everything you need to know about digital photography and how to take the perfect picture! In the days before the digital revolution photography was still a popular pastime, but many people where put off by the necessity of buying film and then either processing and developing the film yourself or taking it to a Photolab, then receiving a set of 30 prints that had stickers on them explaining that the picture was out of focus or had red streaks on it because the film had been exposed to light or left in a drawer for 3 years before being developed. Many photographers still use film (some even refusing to go digital) but the explosion of digital camera technology over the last 10 years has seen an increase in the popularity of photography. Social Media sites have also contributed to this rise, after all why write something when you can just take a picture on your smart phone. The area of photography that seems to have the biggest boost is the use of SLR cameras, now known as Digital SLR (or DSLR) cameras. In the past many amateurs and snappers preferred point and shoot cameras because of their simplicity and ease of use. The SLR camera was for professionals and enthusiastic hobbyists. Now it’s almost impossible to walk down the street in any city in the world without seeing at least one person carrying a DSLR camera.

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Anatomy and Physiology Audio Course

Anatomy and Physiology Audio Course

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Brian Greyson Release Date: 01/10/2020

With so many incredible modern day advancements making our lives easier, there is something we frequently take for granted, something that is not new or technologically perfected, something simple yet complex and which we use every day without thought, our bodies. The Anatomy and Physiology Audio Course takes you on a journey through the incredible mass of cells that is your body. From head to toe and everything in-between, you’ll discover the structures, functions, and pathologies of the various systems and organs of the body and how they work independently and as a coherent whole. An incredibly comprehensive study of the human body, the Anatomy and Physiology Audio Course can be used by those going into higher education in the fields of medicine and biology. Similarly, practitioners of complementary and alternative therapies, treatments, and medicines will be able to improve their techniques by increasing their knowledge through studying this course. If you have ever wondered how this tool that you use every day of your life actually functions, this course has the answers. With an overview of each system of the body, in-depth breakdowns of the structures and functions of their component parts, and pathologies of each, you will understand how the body works and the problems that can occur within it.

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Italian for Beginners

Italian for Beginners

Author: Centre of Excellence Narrator: Andrea Locorotondo Release Date: 01/09/2020

Embark on a wonderful journey learning this beautiful language, spoken in more than 30 countries around the world. Designed to help you learn Italian, this audiobook covers theoretical and practical topics in a fun and engaging way. You’ll find simple explanations, lots of examples, and plenty of exercises to do. The Italian for Beginners audiobook takes you through the rules of pronunciation, numbers, accents, punctuation, and how to create basic sentences. You’ll learn how to greet people formally and informally, introduce yourself, and share where you live and where you come from. You’ll go deep into Italian grammar - exploring the structure of sentences, nouns, pronouns, articles, adverbs, prepositions and adjectives. You’ll learn infinitive and present tenses, the two auxiliary Italian verbs – Essere and Avere – in both tenses, past and future tenses, commands and subjunctive verbs, the three Italian conjugations, negation, and regular and irregular verbs. The audiobook covers plenty of Italian designed to help you travel around the country with ease. You’ll be guided in asking for information, making purchases, ordering food, and talking about what you do. Whether you've never spoken a word of Italian or know a little but want to strengthen the foundations of your knowledge, the Italian for Beginners audiobook will help you get there. Designed to get you to a basic, conversational level of spoken Italian, the course ensures you have a solid comprehension of the formation of the language, along with imparting practical Italian that will help you when visiting the country and conversing with Italian speakers. Additionally, it’ll also help you to better understand the people and culture of Italy.

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