In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the epic tale of Harry Potter, Harry and Lord Voldemort each prepare for their ultimate encounter. Voldemort takes control of the Ministry of Magic, installs Severus Snape as headmaster at Hogwarts, and sends his Death Eaters across the country to wreak havoc and find Harry. Meanwhile, Harry, Ron, and Hermione embark on a desperate quest the length and breadth of Britain, trying to locate and destroy Voldemort’s four remaining Horcruxes, the magical objects in which he has hidden parts of his broken soul. They visit the Burrow, Grimmauld Place, the Ministry, Godric’s Hollow, Malfoy Manor, Diagon Alley…But every time they solve one mystery, three more evolve—and not just about Voldemort, but about Dumbledore, and Harry’s own past, and three mysterious objects called the Deathly Hallows. The Hallows are literally things out of a children’s tale, which, if real, promise to make their possessor the “Master of Death;” and they ensnare Harry with their tantalizing claim of invulnerability. It is only after a nigh-unbearable loss that he is brought back to his true purpose, and the trio returns to Hogwarts for the final breathtaking battle between the forces of good and evil. They fight the Death Eaters alongside members of the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore’s Army, the Weasley clan, and the full array of Hogwarts teachers and students. Yet everything turns upon the moment the entire series has been building up to, the same meeting with which our story began: the moment when Harry and Voldemort face each other at last. ===== The Pottermore Shop is the only place you can buy the Harry Potter eBooks and digital audio books and they can be downloaded up to eight times to a range of digital devices. http://pottermo.re/scus Anyone in the world is able to listen to these audio snippets, however publishing restrictions may determine whether you are able to purchase the US or the UK version of the English language books.
Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Lying Game by Ruth Ware, read by Imogen Church. How much can you trust your friends – and how much can you trust one another? The text message is just 3 words: I need you. Isa Leigh drops everything, packs up her baby daughter and heads straight to Salten where she and her 3 best friends attended prestigious boarding school, Salten House. Only Kate still lives in the area, at the crumbling Tide Mill she inherited when her disgraced art tutor father vanished when she was just 17. Each of the women is running from something, from an act that has haunted them for many years but which they have tried their best to bury: in work, in alcohol, in family, faith and routine. At school together, the girls used to play a game – the lying game – in which they competed to tell the most outrageous stories to fool tourists. But for some, did the boundaries between fact and fantasy become too blurred?
Poet and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated web series Brown Girls captures her experience as a Pakistani Muslim woman in contemporary America, while exploring identity, violence, and healing.
Orphaned as a child, Fatimah Asghar grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. These poems at once bear anguish, joy, vulnerability, and compassion, while also exploring the many facets of violence: how it persists within us, how it is inherited across generations, and how it manifests itself in our relationships. In experimental forms and language both lyrical and raw, Asghar seamlessly braids together marginalized people’s histories with her own understanding of identity, place, and belonging.
Advance praise for If They Come for Us
“If They Come for Us is a beautiful book of poems that, as powerfully and deeply as any book I’ve read in a good while, wonders about, explores, and laments our many inheritances of violence, which are also inheritances of sorrow, and the ways those inheritances reside in our bodies and imaginations. And yet, the wonder of this book is the way that throughout the anguish and sorrow and rage, despite it, there is tenderness. There is sweetness. There is care. This book reminds us: These, too, are our inheritances. These, too, are our heirlooms. These, too, we must pass along.”—Ross Gay, author of Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry
“Fatimah Asghar’s work isn’t simply some of the most innovative poetry I’ve read; page after page, the book weaves productive ambiguity, textured explorations of the body, and lyrical precision into a work that is somehow just as much a mammoth book of short stories, an experimental novel, and a soulful memoir. I’m not sure this nation is deserving of such a marvelous, sensual, and sensory book, but I know we needed this. We so needed this.”—Kiese Laymon, author of How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America and Long Division
“In poems that are as historically aware as they are forward-thinking, Asghar reminds us with wit, wisdom, and compassion that a truly felt and thoughtfully written poem can be many things at once: a salve, an artifact, a puzzle, a flashlight in the face of imminent darkness, and even a whole home.”—Tarfia Faizullah, author of Registers of Illuminated Villages and Seam
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Peppa Pig: Bedtime Stories by Ladybird, read by John Sparkes. A collection of ten newly recorded audio stories based on Peppa Pig, the hit TV show! Includes dialogue, songs and sound effects from the show! Stories include: Bedtime Story, Night Animals, The Wishing Well, Teddy's Playgroup, Pet Competition, Mrs Rabbit's Bump, Naughty Tortoise, The Rainy Day Game, Madam Gazelle's Leaving Party, and Freddy Fox. Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/ladybird/books/304646/peppa-pig-bedtime-stories/#bf5SIXTUMlDhTExE.99
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - Narrated by Stephen Fry Harry Potter is preparing to leave the Dursleys and Privet Drive for the last time. The future that awaits him is full of danger, not only for him, but for anyone close to him – and Harry has already lost so much. Only by destroying Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes can Harry free himself and overcome the Dark Lord’s forces of evil. In a final perilous journey, Harry must find the strength and the will to face a deadly confrontation that is his alone to fight. ===== The Pottermore Shop is the only place you can buy the Harry Potter eBooks and digital audio books and they can be downloaded up to eight times to a range of digital devices. http://shop.pottermo.re/uksc Anyone in the world is able to listen to these audio snippets, however publishing restrictions may determine whether you are able to purchase the US or the UK version of the English language books.
Calling all bad-boy lovers! The newest addition to Nancy Haviland’s Wanted Men series is here! An Obsession with Vengeance is the story of the mobster Maks and the owner of a neighboring night club, Sydney. When Sydney finds herself in danger, she has no one to turn to but the electrifying Maks! Get it today! One early Goodreads reviewer says, “Speaking of obsessions, I am completely and utterly obsessed with these books. Seriously, I just about can’t function because I don’t want to put the books down to sleep or drive or even eat…I have been dying to reads Maks’s story, and it totally exceeded my expectations!”
Penguin Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware, read by Imogen Church. When Harriet Westaway receives an unexpected letter telling her she’s inherited a substantial bequest from her Cornish grandmother, it seems like the answer to her prayers. She owes money to a loan shark and the threats are getting increasingly aggressive: she needs to get her hands on some cash fast. There's just one problem - Hal's real grandparents died more than twenty years ago. The letter has been sent to the wrong person. But Hal knows that the cold-reading techniques she’s honed as a seaside fortune teller could help her con her way to getting the money. If anyone has the skills to turn up at a stranger's funeral and claim a bequest they’re not entitled to, it’s her. Hal makes a choice that will change her life for ever. But once she embarks on her deception, there is no going back. She must keep going or risk losing everything, even her life… The brand new psychological thriller from the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10. 'The Death of Mrs Westaway is Ruth Ware's best: a dark and dramatic thriller, part murder mystery, part family drama, altogether riveting' AJ FINN, bestselling author of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1111654/the-death-of-mrs-westaway/#b5RZwPHufr9M7LOE.99
#1 NYT bestselling author David Baldacci returns with his next thriller. -------- Amos Decker is 42-year-old, 6'4" former football player whose career was ended by a vicious helmet-to-helmet collision. The collision did something to his brain-it caused him to become both a synesthesiac and a hyperthymesiac. He can see numbers in color and time in spatial context. And he can never forget anything, including things he would prefer to forget. After his shortened football career he joined the police force and worked his way up to detective. Then one night he came home from a stakeout to find his wife, young daughter and brother-in-law horrifically murdered. With no alibi, he becomes a suspect of the investigation and his life spirals downward until he's badly out of shape, a substance abuser and depressed. He mostly sits on a park bench counting colors as his life slips by. One day a former colleague from the police force brings him a newspaper article. It details a murder in a neighboring state that is eerily similar to what happened to Decker's family. She always liked Decker and hates seeing what has happened to him. Amos Decker takes the article, rises off the bench and by doing so embarks on a new journey not only for the truth, and to fully and finally clear his name, but also perhaps to save what life he has left. -------- Available now from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in print and ebook from Grand Central Publishing. Download: http://www.emusic.com/book/david-baldacci/memory-man/10137085/ http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Memory-Man-Audiobook/B00V6HEXGI/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srImg?qid=1429633517&sr=1-1 http://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/memory-man/230260 https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/memory-man/id974724828 http://www.downpour.com/catalog/product/view/id/178076 CD: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/memory-man-david-baldacci/1120259031?ean=9781478929987 http://www.amazon.com/Memory-Man-David-Baldacci/dp/1478985577/ref=sr_1_1_twi_5_aud?ie=UTF8&qid=1429633704&sr=8-1&keywords=memory+man+unabridged Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/features/audiocelebrities/index.html Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio
Listen to the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - Narrated by Jim Dale Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and his cousin Dudley, who make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed for ever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! ===== The Pottermore Shop is the only place where you can buy the Harry Potter eBooks and digital audio books. They can be downloaded up to eight times to a range of digital devices. http://shop.pottermo.re/hp1c1jd Anyone in the world is able to listen to these audio snippets, however publishing restrictions may determine whether you are able to purchase the US or the UK version of the English language books.
Enjoy a free meditation for manifesting love from Gabrielle Bernstein! Get Gabby's new book Miracles Now here: http://www.hayhouse.co.uk/books/178180253X/miracles-now
Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way. Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness is at least as effective as the most commonly prescribed painkillers such as Tramadol and codeine. A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrated that it is more effective than morphine. Mindfulness can also significantly reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness. This new book shares the secrets of the Mindfulness-based approaches to pain and illness therapy, developed by Vidyamala Burch at the Breathworks centre in Manchester and which has its roots in the groundbreaking work of pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre in the US. The Breathworks Centre and its affiliates around the world have helped thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Its pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London. The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles Noir, San Francisco Noir, San Diego Noir, Orange County Noir, and Oakland Noir, this new volume further reveals the seedy underbelly of the Left Coast. Brand-new stories by: Tommy Moore, Jessica Breheny, Naomi Hirahara, Calvin McMillin, Liza Monroy, Elizabeth McKenzie, Jill Wolfson, Ariel Gore, Jon Bailiff, Maceo Montoya, Micah Perks, Seana Graham, Vinnie Hansen, Peggy Townsend, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Lou Mathews, Lee Quarnstrom, Dillon Kaiser, Beth Lisick, and Wallace Baine. From the introduction by Susie Bright: Every town has its noir-ville. It's easy to find in Santa Cruz. We live in what’s called "paradise", where you can wake up in a pool of blood with the first pink rays of the sunrise peeking out over our mountain range. The dewy mist lifts from the bay. Don't hate us because we're beautiful - we were made that way, like Venus rising off the foam with a brick in her hand. We can't help it if you fall for it every time.... "If I lived in a place like this," visitors often say, "I'd wake up with a smile every day." Oh, we do, thank you for that. There's no beauty like a merciless beauty - and like every crepuscular predator, she thrives at dawn and dusk. You're just the innocent we've been waiting for, with your big paper cone of sugar-shark cotton, whipped out of pure nothing. We have just the ride for you, the longest tunnel ever. Santa Cruz is everything you ever dreamed, and everything you ever screamed, in one long drop you'll never forget. Santa Cruz Noir by Susie Bright-editor on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B07D9SSJ82&source_code=AUDOR2220605189NSM
Available in audio first, a gripping, exquisitely romantic new stand-alone by New York Times best-selling author Mia Sheridan! Dane was her first kiss and the only man she ever loved...until their marriage crashed and burned. Now Audra has built a quiet life for herself running a flower shop she's put her whole heart into. But Audra is left reeling when an unexpected circumstance brings Dane back into her world. He's still as breathtaking as he ever was, and he still affects her more than any man she's ever known. Yet learning to trust him again could be a matter of life and death.... When Dane offers to fly his ex-wife from California to Colorado to help correct a wrong, he never imagined the harrowing twist of fate awaiting them. When their plane goes down in the snowy mountain wilderness, Dane and Audra are stranded, with no one to turn to but each other. Will their second crash end their lives - or save their souls? Dane's Storm by Mia Sheridan on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B079P9YTBH&source_code=AUDORWS0406159D7T
Listen to an excerpt from DORK DIARIES 12: TALES FROM A NOT-SO-SECRET CRUSH CATASTROPHE, written by Rachel Renee Russell and read by Jenni Barber.
Listen to an excerpt from Chapter 10 of FOOD CAN FIX IT by De. Mehemt Oz, read by the author. Order or download your copy today: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wBdwC8 BN: http://bit.ly/2vlD5mg Audible: http://adbl.co/2wkbIx6 S&S.com: http://bit.ly/2uMdIyQ
This festive season, we're talking to some of the big authors and cultural figures about their favourite short story and why they love it, with each episode also including the story read by an actor. In this preview of the first episode, hear Penelope Lively's choice read by actor and writer Simon Callow.
Rooted in his own powerful personal story, twenty-one-year-old Zachary Wood shares his dynamic perspective on free speech, race, and dissenting opinions--in a world that sorely needs to learn to listen.
As the president of the student group Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College, Zachary Wood knows all about intellectual controversy. From John Derbyshire to Charles Murray, there's no one Zach refuses to debate or engage with simply because he disagrees with their beliefs--sometimes vehemently so--and this controversial view has given him a unique platform on college campuses and in the media.
But Zach has never shared the details of his own personal story, and how he came to be a crusader for open dialogue and free speech. In Uncensored, he reveals for the first time how he grew up poor and black in Washington, DC, in an environment where the only way to survive was to resist the urge to write people off because of their backgrounds and their perspectives.
By sharing his troubled upbringing--from a difficult early childhood filled with pain, uncertainty, and conflict to the struggles of code-switching between his home in a rough neighborhood and his elite private school--Zach makes a compelling argument for a new way of interacting with others, in a nation and a world that has never felt more polarized. In Uncensored, he hopes to foster a new outlook on society's most difficult conversations, both on campus and beyond.
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Get the CD here: http://www.hayhouse.co.uk/cds/1781803838/angel-prayer-meditations Listen to Kyle Gray lead your through a meditation for the morning in this extract from his forthcoming audiobook Angel Prayer Meditations.
From Louise Hay's "Feeling Fine Affirmations" Louise L. Hay brings you affirmations to help you feel more joy in your life. Use this audio anytime you'd like to lift your spirits! Part 1: I Love Myself: Affirmations to establish a loving relationship with yourself and with everyone who enters your life. Part 2: I Love My Body: Affirmations to stimulate a positive attitude toward your body and your health.