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Stephen Moore stars in this dystopian comedy set in a future where living beyond 70 is prohibited 30th Century Britain, and the calamitous collapse of the pension system means compulsory euthanasia for all 70-year-olds. But a clerical error spells disaster for 69-year-old George Smith, who suddenly finds himself facing his demise a year early. Feisty George isn't going to take this lying down, and goes into battle with Central Admin - and the terrifying TV crew from This Was Your Life, who want to broadcast his imminent death live on air. On the run with bikini-clad bounty hunter Andrea Sunbeam, George goes underground, where he meets Public Enemy Number One (aka Mrs Cookson), the leader of a gang of senior citizen anarchists called the Old Age Paramilitaries. They've developed a secret weapon to destroy Central Admin's computer - and, armed with a new face and an array of OAP gadgets, George is just the man to use it... With the future of civilisation at stake, can George and his old age pals save humanity? A follow-up to the cult hit Paradise Lost in Space, this lively Logan's Run parody by Colin Swash stars Stephen Moore (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) as George, Lorelei King as Andrea and Edna Doré as Mrs Cookson, with co-stars including Geoffrey McGivern, Melanie Hudson and Christopher Douglas. Among the guest stars are Peter Serafinowicz and Lewis MacLeod. Production credits Written by Colin Swash Produced by Richard Wilson First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 24 February-31 March 1998 Cast George - Stephen Moore Doris - Patsy Byrne O'Connell - Geoffrey McGivern Andrea Sunbeam - Lorelei King Mrs Cookson - Edna Doré Wilma P Random/Dawkins - Melanie Hudson Dave Lusterheusen/Ronnie/Brian Kettle - Christopher Douglas With Lewis MacLeod, Peter Serafinowicz, Dave Lamb and Joanna BrookesShow more
William Gibson, called “one of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working” (Boston Globe) returns with a sharply imagined follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel The Peripheral. William Gibson has trained his eye on the future for decades, ever since coining the term “cyberspace” and then popularizing it in his classic speculative novel Neuromancer in the early 1980s. Cory Doctorow raved that The Peripheral is “spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation that features all the eyeball kicks of Neuromancer.” Now Gibson is back with Agency—a science fiction thriller heavily influenced by our most current events. Verity Jane, gifted app whisperer, takes a job as the beta tester for a new product: a digital assistant, accessed through a pair of ordinary-looking glasses. “Eunice,” the disarmingly human AI in the glasses, manifests a face, a fragmentary past, and a canny grasp of combat strategy. Realizing that her cryptic new employers don’t yet know how powerful and valuable Eunice is, Verity instinctively decides that it’s best they don’t. Meanwhile, a century ahead in London, in a different time line entirely, Wilf Netherton works amid plutocrats and plunderers, survivors of the slow and steady apocalypse known as the jackpot. His boss, the enigmatic Ainsley Lowbeer, can look into alternate pasts and nudge their ultimate directions. Verity and Eunice are her current project. Wilf can see what Verity and Eunice can’t: their own version of the jackpot, just around the corner, and the roles they both may play in it.Show more
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of No One Home written by Tim Weaver, read by Joe Coen and Lorelei King. On Halloween night, the residents of Black Gale gather for a dinner party. As the only nine people living there, they've become close friends as well as neighbours. They eat, drink and laugh. They play games and take photographs. Except those photographs will be the last record of any of them. By the next morning, the whole village has vanished. With no bodies, no evidence and no clues, the mystery of what happened at Black Gale remains unsolved two and a half years on. But then the families of the missing turn to investigator David Raker - and their obsession becomes his. What secrets were the neighbours keeping from their families - and from each other? Were they really everything they seemed to be? And is Raker looking for nine missing people - or nine dead bodies? 'So many twists and surprises' Times 'Impressive' Guardian 'Terrific' Sunday TimesShow more
From the critically acclaimed author of The Personal History of Rachel DuPree comes The Glovemaker - a stunning historical novel for fans of Cold Mountain. For almost four years, men came to my cabin carrying trouble on their backs, each one haunted and looking over his shoulder . . . They showed up during the spring, they appeared in the summer and early fall. But never now, never in January . . . Winter, 1888. In the inhospitable lands of Utah Territory, glovemaker Deborah Tyler awaits her husband's return home after months working across the state. But as his due date comes and goes without a word, Deborah starts to fear the worst. Facing a future alone, matters are only compounded when a desperate stranger arrives on her doorstep. And with him, trouble. For although the man claims to just need a place to rest for the night, he wouldn't be here in the bitter month of January if he wasn't on the run. And where he goes, lawmen are sure to follow. Lawmen who wouldn't think twice about burning Deborah's home to the ground if they thought she'd helped their fugitive. With her husband's absence felt stronger by the minute, Deborah must make a decision. A decision that will change her life forever . . .Show more
Simple, straightforward advice from both sides of the microphone on becoming an audio book narrator - what it takes and how to do it! Sales and production of audio books are booming. It seems that in our busy, multi-tasking lives, people are hungry for more and more recorded books. In this book, two of the best in the business - award-winning narrator and member of the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame Lorelei King and award-winning and Grammy-nominated producer/director Ali Muirden - tell all about what goes into audio book narration and what you can do to prepare yourself for a career in this industry. Topics covered include: What a narrator does Determining if you have what it takes Getting experience How to prepare Marking up scripts Research Creating voices Handling sex scenes How to behave in studio Challenges and troubleshooting Marketing yourself Future-proofing 'Storyteller - How to be an Audio Book Narrator' is for people who want to get started in the audio book business, or who want to learn more about what they have to do to get there. But it's also intended as a guide for narrators already in the business, who might pick up a few tricks and techniques to help them become even better at their craft. This book gives you tools to develop your unique talent, helping you on your way to what might be one of the best jobs in the world. Praise for "Storyteller: How to be an Audio Book Narrator" "Lorelei King does an amazing job narrating my Stephanie Plum series - it's no wonder they call her the queen of audio books! In 'Storyteller', Lorelei openly shares her expertise and gives listeners an inside look into what it really takes to record an audio book. A great listen for anyone who is a budding narrator, or just a lover of audios." - Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times best-selling authorShow more
Captivating BBC radio adaptations of three of Anne Tyler's bestselling novels Award-winning author Anne Tyler is loved worldwide for her fiction exploring the intricacies of marriage and domesticity. These three acclaimed books, each set in Baltimore, describe the small triumphs and tragedies of everyday American family life, as relationships are made and broken, and families come together, drift apart, hurt and heal each other. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant (Tracks 1 and 2) Abandoned by her salesman husband, Pearl Tull attempts to keep her family together - but her anger and fierce maternal energy has damaging effects on her three children. Ladder of Years (Tracks 3 and 4) An unexpected romantic encounter in the grocery aisle is the beginning of a new adventure for homely Delia Grinstead, leading her to make a sudden, impulsive change in her life. The Amateur Marriage (Tracks 5 and 6) We follow the turbulent relationship of Michael and Pauline Anton over sixty years, from their whirlwind romance in 1941, to marriage, parenthood and beyond. Multi-layered and universal, with details that ring sharply true and characters that are both recognisable and entertaining, these three dramatisations feature a distinguished cast including Barbara Barnes, Lorelei King and Nathan Osgood. Dramatised by Rebecca Lenkiewicz Produced and directed by David Hunter Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant Pearl...Barbara Barnes Narrator...Lorelei King Beck...Nathan Osgood Young Cody...Max Baldry Young Ezra...Richard Linnell Young Jenny/Jane...Eloise Webb Cody...Ben Crowe Ezra...Simon Lee Phillips Jenny...Fenella Woolgar Josiah...Matthew Watson Harley...David Seddon Mrs Payson/Mrs Scarlatti...Joanna Brookes Ruth...Amaka Okafor Slevin...Will Howard Joe/Driver...David Seddon Priest/Driver/Dr Vincent...Paul Stonehouse Teacher/Driver...Philippa Stanton Mr Murphy...Sean Murray The Ladder of Years Delia...Nancy Crane Adrian...Ian Conningham Sam...Nathan Osgood Eliza...Jessica Turner Narrator/Woman...Barbara Barnes Rosemary/Debbie/Mother/Binky...Rhiannon Neads Skipper...David Acton Carroll/Clerk...Sam Valentine Driscoll/Ramsay/Vernon/Assistant...Mark Edel-Hunt Susie...Roslyn Hill Mr Maxwell/Nat...David Hounslow Linda/Belle...Jane Slavin Eliza...Jessica Turner Eleanor...Carol MacReady Mr Pomfret....Stephen Critchlow Noah...Sean McCrystal Joel...Sam Dale Rick Rack/Telephone Voice...Jude Akuwudike The Amateur Marriage Pauline/Young Pauline...Julianna Jennings Michael/George/Pagan...Tom Forrister Narrator...Barbara Barnes Mrs Anton...Pandora Colin Wanda/Lindy/Gina...Sarah Ridgeway Mrs Brunek/Mrs Serge/Mrs Barclay/Donna/Marilyn...Sanchia McCormack Katie/Karen...Maeve Bluebell Wells Mrs Golka/Destiny/Karen...Chetna Pandya Mrs Kowalski/Anna/Katie...Georgie Glen Officer/Policeman...John Bowler John Piazy/Alex/Policeman/Becoming....Finlay Robertson Eustace/Dun...David Sterne Lindy...Kayla Gal George/Pagan...Finn Monteath Michael...Ian Porter Cabbie...Nicholas Murchie Pauline...Sara Stewart Pagan...Noel Brooke George...David Sturzaker Lindy...Jane Slavin Pauline...Sara StewartShow more
Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd, read by Christina Cole and Lorelei King. HOW DO YOU CONFRONT YOUR HUSBAND WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH? Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl in Florida's Red River County. Now he's the subject of a true-crime documentary that's whipping up a frenzy online to uncover the truth and free a man who has been wrongly convicted. A thousand miles away in England, Samantha is obsessed with Dennis's case. She exchanges letters with him, and is quickly won over by his apparent charm and kindness to her. Soon she has left her old life behind to marry him and campaign for his release. But when the campaign is successful and Dennis is freed, Sam begins to discover new details that suggest he may not be quite so innocent after all ... 'You can hear the ominous music from the first line onward - this is a fantastic thriller.' Lee Child 'An original, assured and compelling tale of obsession. Amy Lloyd is a startling new talent, destined to become a big name.' Peter James 'If you're an addict of true crime documentaries, you will binge all night on The Innocent Wife. In this breathless, pounding ride, Amy Lloyd keeps us guessing about a convicted killer thrust into the world as innocent online hero and the woman who begins to reluctantly dig into his murky past.' Julia Heaberlin, author of Black Eyed Susans 'Loved The Innocent Wife! Dark, twisted and compelling. Kept me guessing and totally gripped! 5 stars' CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk ManShow more
Janet Evanovich's #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey... Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won't let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie's main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun-whether that's for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen. Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, it's just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that she's the only one with a prayer of catching this killer. If all that's not enough, Diesel's back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits-that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli isn't pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie. As usual Jersey's favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What's the deal with Grandma Mazur's latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel's sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?Show more
Grim Reaper Charley Davidson is back in the twelfth installment of Darynda Jones' New York Times bestselling paranormal series, The Trouble with Twelfth Grave. Ever since Reyes Farrow escaped from a hell dimension in which Charley Davidson accidentally trapped him, the son of Satan has been brimstone-bent on destroying the world his heavenly Brother created. His volatile tendencies have put Charley in a bit of a pickle. But that's not the only briny vegetable on her plate. While trying to domesticate the feral being that used to be her husband, she also has to deal with her everyday life of annoying all manner of beings-some corporeal, some not so much-as she struggles to right the wrongs of society. Only this time she's not uncovering a murder. This time she's covering one up. Add to that her new occupation of keeping a startup PI venture-the indomitable mystery-solving team of Amber Kowalski and Quentin Rutherford-out of trouble and dealing with the Vatican's inquiries into her beloved daughter, and Charley is on the brink of throwing in the towel and becoming a professional shopper. Or possibly a live mannequin. But when someone starts attacking humans who are sensitive to the supernatural world, Charley knows it's time to let loose her razor sharp claws. Then again, her number one suspect is the dark entity she's loved for centuries. So the question becomes: Can she tame the unruly beast before it destroys everything she's worked so hard to protect?Show more
It should have been an ordinary birth, the start of an ordinary happy family. But the night Dr David Henry delivers his wife's twins is a night that will haunt five lives for ever. For though David's son is a healthy boy, his daughter has Down's syndrome. And, in a shocking act of betrayal whose consequences only time will reveal, he tells his wife their daughter died while secretly entrusting her care to a nurse. As grief quietly tears apart David's family, so a little girl must make her own way in the world as best she can...Show more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The irrepressibly charming duo of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon returns in another gripping mystery by #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus lost his island of solitude and wants to get it back. The island was about two hundred miles northeast of Samoa. It had a mountain, beaches, a rain forest, and a volcano. And now it's gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace. Brilliant and boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable, improbable mystery. And finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household. When clues lead to a dark and sinister secret that is being guarded by the National Park Service, Emerson will need to assemble a crack team for help. Since a crack team isn't available, he enlists Riley Moon and his cousin Vernon. Riley Moon has a Harvard business degree and can shoot the eyes out of a grasshopper at fifty feet, but she can't figure out how to escape the vortex of Emerson Knight's odd life. Vernon has been Emerson's loyal and enthusiastic partner in crime since childhood. He now lives in an RV behind Emerson's house. Together, this ragtag, mismatched trio will embark on a worldwide investigation that will expose a conspiracy one hundred years in the making.Show more
America - The Poetry Of - An Introduction. Poetry can sometimes be elusive, the real meaning layered beneath another. In this volume American Poets give voice to their Nation, their hopes and aspirations. Whitman, Emerson and Dickinson are joined by Poe, Holmes, Dunbar and others to pleasure our ears and minds with a rambling stroll through their works. It doesn't define America but it captures her mood and flavours her soul of these early times in the American dream.Show more
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