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  1. Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares
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  2. Big Sky Mountain Big Sky Mountain
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  3. The Danger Gang The Danger Gang
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  4. How to Be Brave How to Be Brave
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  5. Anne of Green Gables Anne of Green Gables
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  6. Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage
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  7. How I Saved the World in a Week How I Saved the World in a Week
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  8. Hide and Secrets: The blockbuster thriller from million-copy bestselling Sophie McKenzie Hide and Secrets: The blockbuster thriller from million-copy bestselling Sophie McKenzie
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  9. The Boy in the Black Suit The Boy in the Black Suit
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  10. You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be You Are a Champion: How to Be the Best You Can Be
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Idiot's Guides: Economics

Idiot's Guides: Economics

Author: Tom Gorman Narrator: Laurel Lefkow Release Date: 01/08/2021

A simple guide to understanding economics. If you are baffled by continuing debates about inflation, unemployment or tax systems then Idiot's Guides: Economics is the audiobook for you. The power of economics to affect everyone's lives has become increasingly important in recent years, so Idiot's Guides: Economics is here to help you master the basics. It covers micro and macroeconomics, looking at everything from inflation and international trade to savings and supply and demand. This audiobook makes difficult economic concepts clear and easy to grasp and key issues such as global climate change, the environment and the social safety net are covered from an economic perspective. Economics plays a part in so many news topics - both domestically and worldwide - and the need to know the basics is becoming more and more important. Ideal for both the high school and college student, as well as armchair readers, Idiot's Guides: Economics offers an easy-to-understand exploration of this always-complex topic. In addition, such issues as global climate change. the environment, natural disaster recovery, and the social safety net are covered from an economic policy perspective. Whether you are curious about issues such as taxes and fiscal policy, or you want a good understanding of all the basic economic concepts, Idiot's Guides: Economics is the perfect audiobook for you. Author: Terry Hillman earned a post-graduate diploma in economic principles from the University of London in 2007. She is an author and has been researching economic markets since 2004.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Economics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Economics

Author: Terry Hillman Narrator: Laurel Lefkow Release Date: 01/08/2021

A simple guide to understanding economics. If you are baffled by continuing debates about inflation, unemployment or tax systems then Idiot's Guides: Economics is the audiobook for you. The power of economics to affect everyone's lives has become increasingly important in recent years, so Idiot's Guides: Economics is here to help you master the basics. It covers micro and macroeconomics, looking at everything from inflation and international trade to savings and supply and demand. This audiobook makes difficult economic concepts clear and easy to grasp and key issues such as global climate change, the environment and the social safety net are covered from an economic perspective. Economics plays a part in so many news topics - both domestically and worldwide - and the need to know the basics is becoming more and more important. Ideal for both the high school and college student, as well as armchair readers, Idiot's Guides: Economics offers an easy-to-understand exploration of this always-complex topic. In addition, such issues as global climate change. the environment, natural disaster recovery, and the social safety net are covered from an economic policy perspective. Whether you are curious about issues such as taxes and fiscal policy, or you want a good understanding of all the basic economic concepts, Idiot's Guides: Economics is the perfect audiobook for you. Author: Terry Hillman earned a post-graduate diploma in economic principles from the University of London in 2007. She is an author and has been researching economic markets since 2004.

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Such a Quiet Place

Such a Quiet Place

Author: Megan Miranda Narrator: Laurel Lefkow Release Date: 01/08/2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest, a Reese's Book Club pick. There was no warning that she would come back. Welcome to Hollow's Edge - a picture-perfect neighbourhood where everyone has each other's backs. At least, that's how it used to be, until the night Brandon and Fiona Truett were found dead... Two years ago, branded a grifter, thief and sociopath by her friends and neighbours, Ruby Fletcher was convicted of murdering the Truetts. Now, freed by mistrial, Ruby has returned to Hollow's Edge. But why would she come back? No one wants her there, least of all her old housemate, Harper Nash. As Ruby's return sends shockwaves through the community, terrified residents turn on each other, and it soon becomes clear that not everyone was honest about the night the Truetts died. When Harper begins to receive threatening, anonymous notes, she realizes she has to uncover the truth before someone else gets hurt... Someone like her. Praise for the author: "An unnerving and extremely classy thriller" OBSERVER on The Girl from Widow Hills "Are you paying attention? You'll need to be; this thriller will test your brain with its reverse chronological structure, and it's a page-turner to boot." ELLE MAGAZINE on All The Missing Girls "Fast-paced and gripping" PEOPLE on The Last House Guest

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Dalvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra

Dalvi: Six Years in the Arctic Tundra

Author: Laura Galloway Narrator: Laurel Lefkow Release Date: 01/07/2021

Part memoir, part travelogue, this is the story of one woman's six years as an outsider in a reindeer-herding village in the Arctic Tundra, forging a life on her own in one of the most unknowable cultures on earth. An ancestry test suggesting she shared some DNA with the Sámi people, the indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic tundra, tapped into Laura Galloway's wanderlust; an affair with a Sámi reindeer herder ultimately led her to leave New York for the tiny town of Kautokeino, Norway. When her new boyfriend left her unexpectedly after six months, it would have been easy, and perhaps prudent, to return home. But she stayed for six years. Dálvi is the story of Laura's time in a reindeer-herding village in the Arctic, forging a solitary existence as she struggled to learn the language and make her way in a remote community for which there were no guidebooks or manuals for how to fit in. Her time in the North opened her to a new world. And it brought something else as well: reconciliation and peace with the traumatic events that had previously defined her - the sudden death of her mother when she was three, a difficult childhood and her lifelong search for connection and a sense of home. Both a heart-rending memoir and a love letter to the singular landscape of the region, Dálvi explores with great warmth and humility what it means to truly belong. Laura Galloway's account of her escape to a new life in the Arctic tundra is an enchanting tale of courage, hope and breath-taking grit. I loved it. CHRISTINA PATTERSON, author of The Art Of Not Falling Apart

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The Hotel: A Series of ghost stories with a feminist twist: A BBC Radio 4 drama collection

The Hotel: A Series of ghost stories with a feminist twist: A BBC Radio 4 drama collection

Fifteen highly original and darkly unsettling supernatural dramas, performed by some of Britain's finest actresses 'This is what we know about The Hotel. It is bigger on the inside than on the outside. Do not go into Room 63. Doors and windows do not stay in the same places. The Hotel listens when you speak. The Hotel watches... We'll be at The Hotel soon.' A place of myths, rumours and secrets, The Hotel looms over the dark Fens, tall and grey in its Gothic splendour. Built on cursed land, a history of violent death suffuses its very foundations - yet it has a magnetism that is impossible to ignore. On entering The Hotel, different people react in different ways. To some it is familiar, to others a stranger. Many come out refreshed, longing to return. But a few are changed forever, haunted by their time there. And almost all those affected are women... Here are the stories of The Hotel: stories of children, mothers, monsters, cult film-makers, thrill-seekers and workers on the night shift, all with their own tales of its strange power, of the horrors of Room 63, and of desperate but failed attempts to escape its seductive pull. Included are: The Hotel (read by Sara Kestelman); The Witch (read by Nicola Walker), The Build (read by Maxine Peake); Infestation (read by Anne-Marie Duff); Clean (read by Ronke Adékoluejo); The Wedding (read by Alexandria Riley); Conference (read by Jessica Raine); The Monster (read by Bettrys Jones); Night Watch (read by Anne-Marie Duff); Briony (read by Adjoa Andoh); Haunted (read by Laurel Lefkow); Mother (read by Rebecca Root); The Story (read by Juliet Stevenson); The Priest (read by Barbara Flynn) and The Film (read by Sara Kestelman). Written by Daisy Johnson, one of Britain's best contemporary novelists and the youngest ever to be shortlisted for the Booker Prize, these deliciously chilling ghost stories will linger in your mind long after hearing. Production credits Written by Daisy Johnson Produced by Justine Willett First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 20 September-27 December 2020 ©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment

Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment

Author: Benjamin Storey, Jenna Silber Storey Narrator: Laurel Lefkow Release Date: 01/04/2021

This audiobook narrated by Laurel Lefkow reflects on how our pursuit of happiness makes us unhappy We live in an age of unprecedented prosperity, yet everywhere we see signs that our pursuit of happiness has proven fruitless. Dissatisfied, we seek change for the sake of change—even if it means undermining the foundations of our common life. In Why We Are Restless, Benjamin and Jenna Storey offer a profound and beautiful reflection on the roots of this malaise and examine how we might begin to cure ourselves. Drawing on the insights of Montaigne, Pascal, Rousseau, and Tocqueville, Why We Are Restless explores the modern vision of happiness that leads us on, and the disquiet that follows it like a lengthening shadow. In the sixteenth century, Montaigne articulated an original vision of human life that inspired people to see themselves as individuals dedicated to seeking contentment in the here and now, but Pascal argued that we cannot find happiness through pleasant self-seeking, only anguished God-seeking. Rousseau later tried and failed to rescue Montaigne’s worldliness from Pascal’s attack. Steeped in these debates, Tocqueville visited the United States in 1831 and, observing a people “restless in the midst of their well-being,” discovered what happens when an entire nation seeks worldly contentment—and finds mostly discontent. Arguing that the philosophy we have inherited, despite pretending to let us live as we please, produces remarkably homogenous and unhappy lives, Why We Are Restless makes the case that finding true contentment requires rethinking our most basic assumptions about happiness.

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A Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith

A Beautiful Shadow: A Life of Patricia Highsmith

Author: Andrew Wilson Narrator: Laurel Lefkow Release Date: 01/03/2021

Patricia Highsmith - author of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN and THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY - had more than her fair share of secrets. During her life, she felt uncomfortable about discussing the source of her fiction and refused to answer questions about her private life. Yet after her death in February 1995, Highsmith left behind a vast archive of personal documents - diaries, notebooks and letters - which detail the links between her life and her work. Drawing on these intimate papers, together with material gleaned from her closest friends and lovers, Andrew Wilson has written the first biography of an author described by Graham Greene as the 'poet of apprehension'. Wilson illuminates the dark corners of Highsmith's life, casts light on mysteries of the creative process and reveals the secrets that the writer chose to keep hidden until after her death.

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The Poetry of Cats

The Poetry of Cats

The cat. Independent when it wants and making us dependent on its whims when it deems. Cats are first thought of as being domesticated in the Near East in about 7500 BC. A few thousand years later in Ancient Egypt they are worshipped as gods. From a domestic cat's point of view this is pretty much the life they want and that some cats lead right now. Their larger cousins whether in forest, savannah, mountains or desert were fated for their speed, strength, beauty, feline powers and prowess. They now live in a finely balanced world between freedom and declining numbers as their habitats are destroyed or taken from them. Across the centuries poets have written verse that captures all manner of thoughts on our complex relationship with all cats, though mainly the humble moggy, on whose whims we slave over, eager for a look of recognition, the nod of thanks or the purr of gratitude.

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The Poetry of Dogs

The Poetry of Dogs

Man's best friend. An always faithful ally.Whether the dog is domesticated as a pet and there to enjoy life with a family or as a work-dog herding sheep, helping to hunt, police or guard, the dog has proved time and time again to have many invaluable uses. They come in all shapes and sizes from sought after breeds to lowly mongrels each with an array of qualities that give them distinct personalities. From earliest times dogs have been able to find a unique place fulfilling the needs of their keepers and often there is equal devotion from master to servant. A dog's life no longer has to have negative connotations as so many pooches are loved, extravagantly fed, groomed, petted and pawed over, all perhaps more than our fellow man. Dogs were even worshipped as deities in Mesopotamian times and across several cultures and civilisations including Hindu, Chinese and Greek, they are the helpers, the watchers or guardians of sacred or sensitive sites. Between then and now poets have written verse, both serious and humorous, in attempts to keep a poetic track both of feelings and as a tribute to our four-legged friends and their adventures.

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The Poetry of Stephen Vincent Benét

The Poetry of Stephen Vincent Benét

Author: Stephen Vincent Benét Narrator: Christopher Ragland, Eric Meyers, Laurel Lefkow Release Date: 01/01/2021

Benét was born on 22nd July in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His father was a serving Army colonel and his first decade dictated that family life and education was centered at the base his father was serving from. From ten it became a little more stable when he was dispatched for a traumatic year to the Hitchcock Military Academy in San Rafael, California before graduating from the Summerville Academy in Augusta, Georgia and thence to Yale University, at age 17, where he quickly established himself in its deep literary traditions. He edited as well as contributed a selection of light verse to the campus humor magazine, The Yale Record, and gave freely and generously of his time thereafter to keep Yale producing new literary talents. Prodigiously his first book was published at 17 and for he obtained his M.A. in English when he submitted a poetry volume as his thesis.Whilst travelling in France, in the early 20s, he met and quickly married a fellow writer and poet, Rosemary Carr. She would also collaborate with him on several works. In Paris he wrote the book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War 'John Brown's Body', for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.Benét was immensely gifted. A mere glance at his literary CV dazzles with literary gems. Some of his poems seem to foretell both the rise of machines and of Fascism. He won the O'Henry Award on three occasions, for his short stories as well as an incredible four Pulitzers; two for poetry and two for short stories. Add in his several novels, speech-writing, radio scripts and various other pursuits and you have some measure of the man. In 1930, Benét was hit with debilitating attacks of arthritis of the spine which made the rest of his life one of much pain and discomfort.Stephen Vincent Benét died in his wife's arms on 13th March 1943 of a heart attack in New York City. He was 44. He was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for Western Star, an ambitious and projected five, six or nine book narrative poem (there are various accounts of its projected length) on the settling of the United States, for which he only finished the first book.

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The Brothers

The Brothers

Author: Louisa May Alcott Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Laurel Lefkow Release Date: 01/01/2021

Louisa May Alcott was born on 29th November 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania.She is most definitely a writer of her own experiences. Her father was a transcendentalist, philosopher and educational experimenter who founded, Fruitlands, a utopian community. Although poor, her liberal and progressive parents provided Louisa with much of her education, which was enhanced by many family friends that included Thoreau, Hawthorne and Emerson, a neighbour whose library she was often found reading in. She started writing stories as a way of providing the family with some financial stability. Times were difficult and the effects of poverty were always close at hand. During the Civil War she went to Washington to be a nurse and became ill with typhoid fever although she continued to write and build her success. However, the treatment for typhus gave her mercury poisoning which caused further health issues for the rest of her life and eventually contributed to her death. Alcott visited her father on his deathbed in Boston. Two days later on 6th March 1888 she also died resulting in a joint funeral. Well-loved for her classic 'Little Women' she was a superb writer in difficult times for any woman, a strong advocate of women's issues, the anti-slavery movement, temperance and social reform. Her work often reflects on the rich experiences in her life and these poignant short stories are a fine testament to this. Additionally under pseudonyms she wrote dozens of gothic thrillers and sensation stories. She is also famed for her children's stories. One of Alcott's most startling stories is the 'The Brothers' a tale of two brothers during the Civil War and the after-effects.

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The Bhakti Poet Saints

The Bhakti Poet Saints

Author: Guru Nanak, Kabir, Mirabai Narrator: David Shaw-Parker, Ghizela Rowe, Laurel Lefkow Release Date: 01/01/2021

Whilst Europe endured the Dark Ages in the 6th & 7th Centuries devotees of Shiva and Vishnu in Southern India were creating the Bhakti Movement. Some of these exponents, as in our volume, were bestowed with the title of saint but some had the additional title of sant, swami or goswami.Broadly speaking, Bhakti poetry, as in Hinduism itself, is divided into 'Nirguna', the idea that the divine is formless as exampled by Kabir and 'Saguna' which interprets the divine as having physical form as captured by Mirabai. The rapid spread, of the Bhakti movement, with its theme of love and devotion to God, proffered by these rebellious poet saints, did, over the following centuries, meld with much needed Hindu reforms and went to the heart of human existence. These 'God possessing' rather than 'God fearing' poets rejected hierarchies and intermediaries in their spiritual devotion and were critical of rules, regulations and ritual observances administered by Brahmin priests in the sacred but elitist court and temple Sanskrit. Their poems, in their local language, emphasised personal devotion as a route to salvation with kind deeds and a humble life rather than ritual mediation, stretched the fabric of society. They were all from lower castes and many were women giving the movement an egalitarian spirit that helped reinforce the message that god's love was all-encompassing for every person willing to surrender to the divine. Furthermore, their verse was accessible, simple, innovative with new poetic forms and often expressed in songs with a fierce passion and ecstasy that demonstrated the movement's focus on inner, mystical and authentic devotion and humility. Impromptu performances with provocative outbursts of singing and dancing in unconventional settings or public gatherings evolved into poetic presentations and community recitals as the rapid popularity of the movement spread. Although the language is every day and simple, many verses carry undercurrents of complex ideas, philosophical and psychological dilemmas, nuance and humour

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