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  1. The Burpee Bears The Burpee Bears
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  2. How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters
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  3. The Christmas Carrolls The Christmas Carrolls
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  4. The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs The Snowman: Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs
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  5. The Miracle on Ebenezer Street The Miracle on Ebenezer Street
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  6. Father Christmas's Fake Beard Father Christmas's Fake Beard
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  7. The Midnight Guardians The Midnight Guardians
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  8. The Boy Who Made the World Disappear The Boy Who Made the World Disappear
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  9. The Fowl Twins The Fowl Twins
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  10. When The World Was Ours When The World Was Ours
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Days of Awe

Days of Awe

'With dark humor and sharp dialogue, Homes plumbs the depths of everyday American anxieties.' --Time A razor-sharp story collection from a writer who is always 'furiously good' (Zadie Smith, bestselling author of Swing Time). With her signature humor and compassion, A.M. Homes exposes the heart of an uneasy America in her new collection - exploring our attachments to each other through characters who aren't quite who they hoped to become, though there is no one else they can be. In 'A Prize for Every Player,' a man is nominated to run for president by the customers of a big box store, while he and his family do their weekly shopping. At a conference on genocide(s) in the title story, old friends rediscover themselves and one another - finding spiritual and physical comfort in ancient traditions. And in 'Hello Everybody' and 'She Got Away,' Homes revisits a Los Angeles family obsessed with the surfaces and frightened of what lives below. In the nearly three decades since her seminal debut collection The Safety of Objects, Homes has been celebrated by readers and critics alike as one of our boldest and most original writers, acclaimed for her psychological accuracy and 'satire so close to the truth it's terrifying' (Ali Smith). Her first book since the Women's Prize-winning May We Be Forgiven, Days of Awe is a major new addition to her body of visionary, fearless, outrageously funny work. Brother on Sunday, Days of Awe, All Is Good Except for the Rain, The National Cage Bird Show, Your Mother Was a Fish, The Last Good Time, Be Mine, A Prize for Every Player, Omega Point and She Got Away: Recording Copyright 2018 Penguin Random House LLC. Hello Everybody and Whose Story Is It and Why Is It Always On Her Mind: Recording Copyright 2013 W.F. Howes Ltd

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The Woman In The Mirror

The Woman In The Mirror

Author: Rebecca James Narrator: Charlotte Newton-John, Katharine Mangold Release Date: 01/06/2018

Haunting and moving, The Woman in the Mirror is a tale of obsession tinged with suspense, perfect for fans of Tracy Rees and Lulu Taylor. 'You'll be the woman of this house, next, miss. And you'll like it.' 1947 Governess Alice Miller loves Winterbourne the moment she sees it. Towering over the Cornish cliffs, its dark corners and tall turrets promise that, if Alice can hide from her ghosts anywhere, it's here. And who better to play hide and seek with than twins Constance and Edmund? Angelic and motherless, they are perfect little companions. 2018 Adopted at birth, Rachel's roots are a mystery. So, when a letter brings news of the death of an unknown relative, Constance de Grey, Rachel travels to Cornwall, vowing to uncover her past. With each new arrival, something in Winterbourne stirs. It's hiding in the paintings. It's sitting on the stairs. It's waiting in a mirror, behind a locked door.

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Sidney Sheldon's The Silent Widow: A gripping new thriller for 2018 with killer twists and turns

Sidney Sheldon's The Silent Widow: A gripping new thriller for 2018 with killer twists and turns

Author: Sidney Sheldon, Tilly Bagshawe Narrator: Katharine Mangold, Katherine Mangold Release Date: 01/06/2018

Bestselling Author A young American au pair, Charlotte Clancy, vanishes without a trace in Mexico City. The case is left cold, but its legacy will be devastating. A decade later, LA is shaken by a spate of violent murders. Psychologist Nikki Roberts is the common link between the victims, her patients at the heart of this treacherous web. When someone makes an attempt on Nikki's life, it's clear she is a marked woman. Nikki makes a living out of reading people, drawing out their secrets, but the key to this shocking pattern eludes her. With the police at a dead end Nikki drafts in Derek Williams, a PI who isn't afraid to put his hand into the hornet's nest. Williams was thwarted in the notorious Charlotte Clancy case all those years ago, but what he unearths in LA - and the mention of one name in particular - leaves him cold, and takes him on a dangerous path into the past. A shadowy manipulator has brought his deadly game to the streets of LA. In a crime spanning generations, it seems Nikki Roberts knows all too much - and a ruthless killer knows the price of her silence. In this crooked city, where enemies and friends are one and the same, Nikki must be the master of her own escape . . .

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Breach of Containment

Breach of Containment

Author: Elizabeth Bonesteel Narrator: Katharine Mangold Release Date: 01/03/2018

A reluctant hero must prevent war in space and on Earth in this fast-paced military science fiction thriller from the author of The Cold Between and Remnants of Trust. Space is full of the unknown . . . most of it ready to kill you. When hostilities between factions threaten to explode into a shooting war on the moon of Yakutsk, the two major galactic military powers, Central Corps and PSI, send ships to defuse the situation. But when a strange artifact is discovered, events are set in motion that threaten the entire colonized galaxy-including former Central Corps Commander Elena Shaw. Now an engineer on a commercial shipping vessel, Elena finds herself drawn into the conflict when she picks up the artifact on Yakutsk-and investigation of it uncovers ties to the massive, corrupt corporation Ellis Systems, whom she's opposed before. Her safety is further compromised by her former ties to Central Corps-Elena can't separate herself from her past life and her old ship, the CCSS Galileo. Before Elena can pursue the artifact's purpose further, disaster strikes: all communication with the First Sector-including Earth-is lost. The reason becomes apparent when news reaches Elena of a battle fleet, intent on destruction, rapidly approaching Earth. And with communications at sublight levels, there is no way to warn the planet in time. Armed with crucial intel from a shadowy source and the strange artifact, Elena may be the only one who can stop the fleet, and Ellis, and save Earth. But for this mission there will be no second chances-and no return.

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Breach of Containment: A Central Corps Novel

Breach of Containment: A Central Corps Novel

Author: Elizabeth Bonesteel Narrator: Katharine Mangold Release Date: 01/10/2017

A reluctant hero must prevent war in space and on Earth in this fast-paced military science fiction thriller from the author of The Cold Between and Remnants of Trust-a riviting hybrid combining the gritty, high-octane thrills of James S. A. Corey and the sociopolitical drama of Ann Leckie. Space is full of the unknown . . . most of it ready to kill you. When hostilities between factions threaten to explode into a shooting war on the moon of Yakutsk, the two major galactic military powers, Central Corps and PSI, send ships to defuse the situation. But when a strange artifact is discovered, events are set in motion that threaten the entire colonized galaxy-including former Central Corps Commander Elena Shaw. Now an engineer on a commercial shipping vessel, Elena finds herself drawn into the conflict when she picks up the artifact on Yakutsk-and investigation of it uncovers ties to the massive, corrupt corporation Ellis Systems, whom she's opposed before. Her safety is further compromised by her former ties to Central Corps-Elena can't separate herself from her past life and her old ship, the CCSS Galileo. Before Elena can pursue the artifact's purpose further, disaster strikes: all communication with the First Sector-including Earth-is lost. The reason becomes apparent when news reaches Elena of a battle fleet, intent on destruction, rapidly approaching Earth. And with communications at sublight levels, there is no way to warn the planet in time. Armed with crucial intel from a shadowy source and the strange artifact, Elena may be the only one who can stop the fleet, and Ellis, and save Earth. But for this mission there will be no second chances-and no return.

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Remnants of Trust

Remnants of Trust

Author: Elizabeth Bonesteel Narrator: Katharine Mangold Release Date: 01/01/2017

In this follow-up to the acclaimed military science fiction thriller The Cold Between, a young soldier finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a deadly conspiracy in deep space. In this follow-up to the acclaimed military science fiction thriller The Cold Between, a young soldier finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a deadly conspiracy in deep space. Six weeks ago, Commander Elena Shaw and Captain Greg Foster were court-martialed for their role in an event Central Gov denies ever happened. Yet instead of a dishonorable discharge or time in a military prison, Shaw and Foster and are now back together on Galileo. As punishment, they've been assigned to patrol the nearly empty space of the Third Sector. But their mundane mission quickly turns treacherous when the Galileo picks up a distress call: Exeter, a sister ship, is under attack from raiders. A PSI generation ship-the same one that recently broke off negotiations with Foster-is also in the sector and joins in the desperate battle that leaves ninety-seven of Exeter's crew dead. An investigation of the disaster points to sabotage. And Exeter is only the beginning. When the PSI ship and Galileo suffer their own 'accidents,' it becomes clear that someone is willing to set off a war in the Third Sector to keep their secrets, and the clues point to the highest echelons of power . . . and deep into Shaw's past.

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A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful

Author: Eric Lindstrom Narrator: Katharine Mangold, Katherine Mangold Release Date: 01/12/2016

The heart-rending and inspiring novel from the critically acclaimed author of NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST.How can you have a future if you can't accept your past?Mel Hannigan doesn't have it easy. Mourning the death of her firework of a brother, facing the loss of three friendships that used to mean everything to her and struggling to deal with a condition that even her closest friends don't know about. To protect herself and everyone else, Mel tries to lock away her heart, to live quietly without pain - but also without hope.Until the plight of an old friend, and meeting someone new, shows her that the risk is worth taking, that opening up to life - and who you really are - is what can make everything glorious... And that maybe Mel can discover a tragic kind of wonderful of her very own.A beautiful, captivating story about living with mental illness, and loving - even with a broken heart.

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Remnants of Trust

Remnants of Trust

Author: Elizabeth Bonesteel Narrator: Katharine Mangold Release Date: 01/11/2016

In this follow-up to the acclaimed military science fiction thriller The Cold Between, a young soldier finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a deadly conspiracy in deep space. Six weeks ago, Commander Elena Shaw and Captain Greg Foster were court-martialed for their role in an event Central Gov denies ever happened. Yet instead of a dishonorable discharge or time in a military prison, Shaw and Foster and are now back together on Galileo. As punishment, they’ve been assigned to patrol the nearly empty space of the Third Sector. But their mundane mission quickly turns treacherous when the Galileo picks up a distress call: Exeter, a sister ship, is under attack from raiders. A PSI generation ship—the same one that recently broke off negotiations with Foster—is also in the sector and joins in the desperate battle that leaves ninety-seven of Exeter’s crew dead. An investigation of the disaster points to sabotage. And Exeter is only the beginning. When the PSI ship and Galileo suffer their own "accidents," it becomes clear that someone is willing to set off a war in the Third Sector to keep their secrets, and the clues point to the highest echelons of power . . . and deep into Shaw’s past.

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Losing It

Losing It

Author: Emma Rathbone Narrator: Katharine Mangold Release Date: 01/10/2016

It's not that she's unhappy, per se. It's just that she's not exactly happy either.She hasn't done anything spontaneous since about 2003. Shouldn't she be running a start up? Or going backpacking? Or exploring uncharted erogenous zones with inappropriate men?Trapped between news of her mother's latent sexual awakening and her spinster aunt's odd behaviour - Julia has finally snapped. It's time to take some risks, and get a life.

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The Other Child

The Other Child

Author: Lucy Atkins Narrator: Katharine Mangold Release Date: 01/04/2016

Thirty-nine-year-old British photographer and single mom Tess has a good life that revolves around her nine-year-old son Joe and her thriving career. Things look even better when she meets Greg, a charismatic American pediatric heart surgeon, on a photo shoot. The two of them are instantly attracted to each other, and it isn't long before they get married. When Greg is offered a dream job in Boston along with a part-time teaching position at Harvard, they discuss a possible move to America. Tess is initially reluctant about uprooting her son and leaving behind her friends and family. Plus there is an added complication: she is pregnant, something the couple had definitely not planned on. But they agree that this position is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and decide to go. Greg seems happy to be back in America and the job is even better than he had hoped, but Tess and Joe have a hard time adapting to life in a new city. More worryingly, Tess notices that their new neighbors, and even some strangers, seem to recognize her husband, which he waves off as coincidence. As these strange encounters continue to occur, however, she begins to suspect that something is not quite right. In secret, she starts to look into Greg's past and discovers more questions than answers about the man she has followed across the ocean--the man who is the father of their new baby daughter. Lucy Atkins follows her acclaimed debut novel with another white-knuckle ride that explores the danger that can lurk within the everyday routines of family life.

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Sleeping Giants: Themis Files Book 1

Sleeping Giants: Themis Files Book 1

If you loved The Passage, World War Z, The Martian or Interstellar: this is a must-read thriller for you. * * * Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel. Read by William Hope, Christopher Ragland, Andy Secombe, Charlie Anson, Eric Meyers, Laurel Lefkow, Liza Ross, Katharine Mangold and Adna Sablylich. . Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger... 'We always look forward. We never look back.' That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklin, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered. An enormous, ornate hand made of an exceptionally rare metal, which predates all human civilisation on the continent. 'But this thing ... it's different. It challenges us. It rewrites history.' An object whose origins and purpose are perhaps the greatest mystery humanity has ever faced. Solving the secret of where it came from - and how many more parts may be out there - could change life as we know it. 'It dares us to question what we know about ourselves.' But what if we were meant to find it? And what happens when this vast, global puzzle is complete...? 'About everything.' * * * 'Bursts at the seams with big ideas. A sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages' Blake Crouch, author of the Wayward Pines trilogy 'A stellar debut which masterfully blends sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. So much more than the sum of its parts - a page-turner of the highest order' Kirkus Reviews 'Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, this is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars' Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising

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The Cold Between: A Central Corps Novel

The Cold Between: A Central Corps Novel

Author: Elizabeth Bonesteel Narrator: Katharine Mangold Release Date: 01/03/2016

Deep in the stars, a young officer and her lover are plunged into a murder mystery and a deadly conspiracy in this first entry in a stellar military science-fiction series in the tradition of Lois McMaster Bujold. When her crewmate, Danny, is murdered on the colony of Volhynia, Central Corps chief engineer, Commander Elena Shaw, is shocked to learn the main suspect is her lover, Treiko Zajec. She knows Trey is innocent, he was with her when Danny was killed. So who is the real killer and why are the cops framing an innocent man? Retracing Dannys last hours, they discover that his death may be tied to a mystery from the past: the explosion of a Central Corps starship at a wormhole near Volhynia. For twenty-five years, the Central Gov has been lying about the tragedy, even willing to go to war with the outlaw PSI to protect their secrets. With the authorities closing in, Elena and Trey head to the wormhole, certain theyll find answers on the other side. But the truth that awaits them is far more terrifying than they ever imagined . . . a conspiracy deep within Central Gov that threatens all of human civilization throughout the inhabited reaches of the galaxy, and beyond.

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