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  • FAWKES by Nadine Brandes Chapter 1
    HarperAudio_US
    29:49
    Audiobooks
    52

    Order Audiobook https://amzn.to/2tvF7Sb Narrated by Oliver J. Hembrough “Fawkes is the perfect mix of history and magic.” —Cynthia Hand, New York Times bestselling author of My Lady Jane Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England. Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th-century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death. But what if death finds him first? Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in. The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King. The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other. No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back. “I was up late in the night reading, waiting to get to the fifth of November to see how the plot would actually unfold, and it did not disappoint. An imaginative, colorful tale about choosing for yourself between what’s right and what others insist is the truth.” —Cynthia Hand, New York Times bestselling author of My Lady Jane “Hold on to your heart as this slow-burning adventure quickly escalates into an explosion of magic, love, and the truth about loyalty.” —Mary Weber, bestselling author of the Storm Siren Trilogy “Fawkes is a tale full of spiritual depth, tragedy, and hope. A beautifully written allegory for the magic of faith, with an achingly relatable hero who pulls you into his world heart and soul. A must-read for all fantasy fans!” —Lorie Langdon, author of Olivia Twist “A brilliant book that fulfills every expectation. Brandes turns seventeenth century London into a magical place. I was captivated by the allegory of her magic system and how she blended that fantasy with history. I highly recommend this gripping and beautifully crafted book to all. It will leave you both entertained and pondering matters raised in the storyline long after you’ve finished reading.” —Jill Williamson, Christy Award-winning author of By Darkness Hid and Captives “A magical retelling of the seventeenth century’s famous Gunpowder Plot that will sweep you back in time—to a divided England where plagues can turn you to stone and magic has a voice. Deft and clever, Fawkes is a vibrant story about the search for truth and issues relevant to us, still, today.” —Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author

  • BEACH HOUSE REUNION Audiobook Excerpt - Chapter 4
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    04:08
    Audiobooks
    59

    Listen to an excerpt from BEACH HOUSE REUNION, written and read by Mary Alice Monroe.

  • Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo, read by Various
    PRH Audio
    01:45
    Children's
    53

    The beloved New York Times bestsellers and Kickstarter crowdfunding sensations are available on audio for the first time, read by a star-studded fierce female cast including Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, Danai Gurira, Esperanza Spalding, Janeane Garofalo, Mozhan Marnò, Phillipa Soo, Rowan Blanchard, and Samira Wiley!

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls reinvents fairy tales, inspiring listeners with the stories of 100 heroic women, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Painters, scientists, dancers, chefs, astronauts, jazz singers, pharaohs, boxers, writers, political leaders...from every corner of the globe!

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls will inspire young girls (and their mothers, their aunts, their cousins...) to be confident, to dream big, to cultivate their strength. Trade in princesses for presidents. Swap out Cinderella for Cleopatra tonight.

    Includes a PDF of two written exercises: "Write Your Story" & "Draw Your Portrait"

  • How To Live Between Office Visits Preview 1
    BetterListen!
    01:19
    146
  • WHAT TO READ AND WHY by Francine Prose
    HarperAudio_US
    04:59
    Audiobooks
    79

    Read by Allyson Johnson In this brilliant collection, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer, the distinguished novelist, literary critic, and essayist celebrates the pleasures of reading and pays homage to the works and writers she admires above all others, from Jane Austen and Charles Dickens to Jennifer Egan and Roberto Bolaño. In an age defined by hyper-connectivity and constant stimulation, Francine Prose makes a compelling case for the solitary act of reading and the great enjoyment it brings. Inspiring and illuminating, What to Read and Why includes selections culled from Prose’s previous essays, reviews, and introductions, combined with new, never-before-published pieces that focus on her favorite works of fiction and nonfiction, on works by masters of the short story, and even on books by photographers like Diane Arbus. Prose considers why the works of literary masters such as Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Jane Austen have endured, and shares intriguing insights about modern authors whose words stimulate our minds and enlarge our lives, including Roberto Bolaño, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jennifer Egan, and Mohsin Hamid. Prose implores us to read Mavis Gallant for her marvelously rich and compact sentences, and her meticulously rendered characters who reveal our flawed and complex human nature; Edward St. Aubyn for his elegance and sophisticated humor; and Mark Strand for his gift for depicting unlikely transformations. Here, too, are original pieces in which Prose explores the craft of writing: "On Clarity" and "What Makes a Short Story." Written with her sharp critical analysis, wit, and enthusiasm, What to Read and Why is a celebration of literature that will give readers a new appreciation for the power and beauty of the written word.

  • YOU CAN STOP HUMMING NOW by Daniela Lamas Read by the Author and Susannah Jones - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    07:50
    Audiobooks
    91

    "Gripping, soaring, inspiring."--Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal For readers of Atul Gawande and Jerome Groopman, a book of beautifully crafted stories about what life is like for patients kept alive by modern medical technology. Modern medicine is a world that glimmers with new technology and cutting-edge research. To the public eye, medical stories often begin with sirens and flashing lights and culminate in survival or death. But these are only the most visible narratives. As a critical care doctor treating people at their sickest, Daniela Lamas is fascinated by a different story: what comes after for those whose lives are extended by days, months, or years as a result of our treatments and technologies? In You Can Stop Humming Now, Lamas explores the complex answers to this question through intimate accounts of patients and their families. A grandfather whose failing heart has been replaced by a battery-operated pump; a salesman who found himself a kidney donor on social media; a college student who survived a near fatal overdose and returned home, alive but not the same; and a young woman navigating an adulthood she never thought she'd live to see -- these moving narratives paint a detailed picture of the fragile border between sickness and health. Riveting, gorgeously told, and deeply personal, You Can Stop Humming Now is a compassionate, uncompromising look at the choices and realities that many of us, and our families, may one day face. Available March 27, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Little, Brown and Company. Download: https://www.estories.com/audiobook/141833/Daniela-J-Lamas_Daniela-Lamas/You-Can-Stop-Humming-Now https://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/You-Can-Stop-Humming-Now-Audiobook/B07BFJZQLB?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=BMRJMETVNE3JEDGAW66Y& https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478964346-you-can-stop-humming-now https://www.downpour.com/you-can-stop-humming-now?sp=250414 https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/you-can-stop-humming-now-a-doctors-stories-of-life-death-and-in-between/328866 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/you-can-stop-humming-now.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/170168/you-can-stop-humming-now https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/you-can-stop-humming-now-unabridged/id1359304386 Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • Big Finish podcast June 2018 (03) Georgia Tennant and the Second Doctor
    big-finish
    01:29:56
    Audiobooks
    139

    Get it at Big Finish - https://www.bigfinish.com/podcasts/v/2018-06-17-georgia-tennant-and-the-second-doctor Nick and Benji sit astride the Big Finish audio world... News, clips, trailers, reviews, emails... Guest star: Georgia Tennant (Jenny - The Doctor's Daughter). Drama tease: The Second Doctor Companion Chronicles Volume 2 (Jamie and Leela). Here's the line-up... Latest Releases - the reviews are in for Jenny - The Doctor's Daughter and Star Cops. Also some great clips. Join in the fun. Big Finish News - great trailers for the Doctor Who Main Monthly Adventures, plus The Dalek Occupation (not invasion) of Winter, Bernice Summerfield and her 20th Anniversary and all the latest on Big Finish Day 2018 at the QUAD in Derby. Listeners' Emails - some controversial comment and debate this week. You can join in by emailing [email protected] Guest Star - Georgia Tennant chats with Nick Briggs about The Doctor's Daughter and her tingling molecules. Randomoid Selectortron - the memories flood back when Ran selects a gem from the past, including a 'chip stealing' anecdote. Not to be missed, obviously! Drama Tease - the first fifteen minutes of Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles - The Second Doctor Volume 2 and a story entitled Dumb Waiter, featuring Leela and Jamie. This podcast is released on Sunday 17th June 2018. You can download or stream it now simply by pressing one of those handy little buttons below this text. Give it a go, you won't regret it. Check out other editions of the Big Finish Podcast in the range here, enabling you to put them into your account and listen via the Big Finish Listening app on Apple and Android devices!

  • WHISTLE IN THE DARK by Emma Healey
    HarperAudio_US
    12:31
    Audiobooks
    38

    Performed by Julia Deakin. Emma Healey follows the success of her #1 internationally bestselling debut novel Elizabeth Is Missing, winner of the Costa First Novel Award, with this beautiful, thought-provoking, and psychologically complex tale that affirms her status as one of the most inventive and original literary novelists today. Jen and Hugh Maddox have just survived every parent’s worst nightmare. Relieved, but still terrified, they sit by the hospital bedside of their fifteen-year-old daughter, Lana, who was found bloodied, bruised, and disoriented after going missing for four days during a mother-daughter vacation in the country. As Lana lies mute in the bed, unwilling or unable to articulate what happened to her during that period, the national media speculates wildly and Jen and Hugh try to answer many questions. Where was Lana? How did she get hurt? Was the teenage boy who befriended her involved? How did she survive outside for all those days? Even when she returns to the family home and her school routine, Lana only provides the same frustrating answer over and over: "I can’t remember." For years, Jen had tried to soothe the depressive demons plaguing her younger child, and had always dreaded the worst. Now she has hope—the family has gone through hell and come out the other side. But Jen cannot let go of her need to find the truth. Without telling Hugh or their pregnant older daughter Meg, Jen sets off to retrace Lana’s steps, a journey that will lead her to a deeper understanding of her youngest daughter, her family, and herself. A wry, poignant, and masterfully drawn story that explores the bonds and duress of family life, the pain of mental illness, and the fraught yet enduring connection between mothers and daughters, Whistle in the Dark is a story of guilt, fear, hope, and love that explores what it means to lose and find ourselves and those we love.

  • If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar, read by Fatimah Asghar
    PRH Audio
    04:38
    Nonfiction
    361

    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

  • Bloody Sunday by Ben Coes, audiobook excerpt
    MacmillanAudio
    05:06
    Audiobooks
    44

    Listen to an excerpt of Ben Coes's BLOODY SUNDAY audiobook, read by Ari Fliakos. Bloody Sunday is the latest in Ben Coes's New York Times and USA Today best-selling Dewey Andreas series. North Korea, increasingly isolated from most of the rest of the world, is led by an absolute dictator and a madman with a major goal - he's determined to launch a nuclear attack on the United States. While they have built, and continue to successfully test nuclear bombs, North Korea has yet to develop a ballistic missile with the range necessary to attack America. But their missiles are improving, reaching a point where the US absolutely must respond. What the US doesn't know is that North Korea has made a deal with Iran. In exchange for effective missiles from Iran, they will trade nuclear triggers and fissionable material. An exchange, if it goes through, that will create two new nuclear powers, both with dangerous plans. Dewey Andreas, still reeling from recent revelations about his own past, is ready to retire from the CIA. But he's the only available agent with the skills to carry out the CIA's plan to stop North Korea. The plan is to inject a singular designer poison into the head of the North Korean military and in exchange for the nuclear plans, provide him with the one existing dose of the antidote. But it goes awry when Dewey manages to inject a small amount of the poison into himself. Now, to survive, Dewey must get into North Korea and access the antidote and, while there, thwart the nuclear ambitions of both North Korea and Iran. And he has less than 24 hours to do so - in the latest audiobook thriller from Ben Coes.

  • The Perfect Weapon by David E. Sanger, read by Robertson Dean
    PRH Audio
    07:57
    U.S. History
    62

    In 2015, Russian hackers tunneled deep into the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee, and the subsequent leaks of the emails they stole may have changed the course of American democracy. But to see the DNC hacks as Trump-centric is to miss the bigger, more important story: Within that same year, the Russians not only had broken into networks at the White House, the State Department, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but had placed implants in American electrical and nuclear plants that could give them the power to switch off vast swaths of the country. This was the culmination of a decade of escalating digital sabotage among the world’s powers, in which Americans became the collateral damage as China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia battled in cyberspace to undercut one another in daily just-short-of-war conflict.

    The Perfect Weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Cheap to acquire, easy to deny, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes—from crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt—cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Two presidents—Bush and Obama—drew first blood with Operation Olympic Games, which used malicious code to blow up Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, and yet America proved remarkably unprepared when its own weapons were stolen from its arsenal and, during President Trump’s first year, turned back on the US and its allies. The government was often paralyzed, unable to threaten the use of cyberweapons because America was so vulnerable to crippling attacks on its own networks of banks, utilities, and government agencies.

    Moving from the White House Situation Room to the dens of Chinese government hackers to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger—who broke the story of Olympic Games in his previous book—reveals a world coming face-to-face with the perils of technological revolution. The Perfect Weapon is the dramatic story of how great and small powers alike slipped into a new era of constant sabotage, misinformation, and fear, in which everyone is a target.

  • 3 KINGS by Zack O'Malley Greenburg, Read by Matt Amendt - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    06:15
    Audiobooks
    112

    Tracing the careers of hip-hop's three most dynamic stars, this deeply reported history brilliantly examines the entrepreneurial genius of the first musician tycoons: Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z Being successful musicians was simply never enough for the three kings of hip-hop. Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z lifted themselves from childhood adversity into tycoon territory, amassing levels of fame and wealth that not only outshone all other contemporary hip-hop artists, but with a combined net worth of well over $2 billion made them the three richest American musicians, period. Yet their fortunes have little to do with selling their own albums: between Diddy's Ciroc vodka, Dre's $3 billion sale of his Beats headphones to Apple, and Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service and other assets, these artists have transcended pop music fame to become lifestyle icons and moguls. Hip-hop is no longer just a musical genre; it's become a way of life that encompasses fashion, film, food, drink, sports, electronics and more - one that has opened new paths to profit and to critical and commercial acclaim. Thanks in large part to the Three Kings-who all started their own record labels and released classic albums before moving on to become multifaceted businessmen-hip-hop has been transformed from a genre spawned in poverty into a truly global multibillion-dollar industry. These men are the modern embodiment of the American Dream, but their stories as great thinkers and entrepreneurs have yet to be told in full. Based on a decade of reporting, and interviews with more than 100 sources including hip-hop pioneers Russell Simmons and Fab 5 Freddy; new-breed executives like former Def Jam chief Kevin Liles and venture capitalist Troy Carter; and stars from Swizz Beatz to Shaquille O'Neal, 3 Kings tells the fascinating story of the rise and rise of the three most influential musicians in America. Available March 6, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download. Also available in Print and Ebook from Little, Brown & Company. Download: https://www.downpour.com/three-kings?sp=234298 https://www.audible.com/pd/Arts-Entertainment/3-Kings-Audiobook/B07B1FZDPR?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_12&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=Z59B181XJH7BPWKHQVF4& https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/three-kings.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/170030/3-kings https://www.estories.com/audiobook/136186/Zack-OMalley-Greenburg/3-Kings https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478911784-3-kings https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/3-kings-unabridged/id1355042421 Check out our other great titles and more at: www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • How To Develop Self Confidence with Dr. Michael Broder Preview
    BetterListen!
    01:40
    Learning
    44

    For the full download or other great tracks, visit BetterListen.com or https://www.betterlisten.com/products/how-to-develop-self-confidence-with-dr-michael-broder Success - in all aspects of life - begins with self-confidence. Think about the successful people you know - those who can consistently make their dreams come true. Isn't self-confidence and a winning self-image the one thing they practically all have in common? Now for the good news. Those traits can be learned! They are all within your reach. And How To Develop Self-Confidence and a Positive Self-Image cuts right to the chase. How? By giving you the clinically-proven strategies, tools, and techniques to develop mastery over your beliefs and attitudes that ultimately determine your self-image and degree of self-esteem. This audio-therapy program guides you through a series of exercises and visualizations - all designed to rapidly bring about an immediate, dramatic and lasting improvement in how you view yourself with respect to virtually every aspect of your life!

  • The Wives: Emily Charlton is back in a new Devil Wears Prada novel, By Lauren Weisberger, Read by Laura Benanti
    HarperCollins Publishers
    09:46
    Modern and contemporary fiction (post c. 1945)
    53

    The hottest book of the summer *Published in the USA as When Life Gives You Lululemons* He set her up. They’ll bring him down. Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. A successful stylist and image consultant to Hollywood stars, she cut her teeth as assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly in New York. But with Snapchatting millennials stealing her clients, Emily needs to get back in the game – and fast. She holes up at the home of her oldest friend Miriam in the upscale suburb of Greenwich. And when Miriam’s friend, model Karolina Hartwell, is publicly dumped by her husband Graham, a senator with presidential ambitions, Emily scents the client of a lifetime. It’s not just Karolina’s reputation that’s ruined. It’s her family. And Miriam and Emily are determined he won’t get away with it. First they’ll get Karolina’s son back. Then they’ll help her get her own back. Because the wives are mad as hell . . .

  • The Family Tabor by Cherise Wolas, audiobook excerpt
    MacmillanAudio
    04:23
    Audiobooks
    35

    Listen to an excerpt of Cherise Wolas's THE FAMILY TABOR audiobook, read by Jonathan Davis. The Family Tabor is the next audiobook from Cherise Wolas, acclaimed author of The Resurrection of Joan Ashby. Harry Tabor is about to be named Man of the Decade, a distinction that feels like the culmination of a life well lived. Gathering together in Palm Springs for the celebration are his wife, Roma, a distinguished child psychologist, and their children: Phoebe, a high-powered attorney; Camille, a brilliant social anthropologist; and Simon, a big-firm lawyer, who brings his glamorous wife and two young daughters. But immediately, cracks begin to appear in this smooth facade: Simon hasn’t been sleeping through the night, Camille can’t decide what to do with her life, and Phoebe is a little too cagey about her new boyfriend. Roma knows her children are hiding things. What she doesn’t know, what none of them know, is that Harry is suddenly haunted by the long-buried secret that drove him, decades ago, to relocate his young family to the California desert. As the ceremony nears, the family members are forced to confront the falsehoods upon which their lives are built. Set over the course of a single weekend, and deftly alternating between the five Tabors, this provocative, gorgeously rendered audiobook reckons with the nature of the stories we tell ourselves and our family and the price we pay for second chances.

  • Fashionably Flawed by Robyn Peterman, Narrated by David Brenin
    Audible
    10:57
    Audiobooks
    36

    You think your job is tedious? Try being the Harbinger of Evil for a day. I dare you.... What's the Devil to do when his fire no longer burns away his sins and Fate is screwing with his...well, fate? Easy - lie, cheat, steal, and dictate my questionably accurate autobiography-slash-romance-novel to my unwilling and outstandingly rude Vampyre niece. Welcome to my Hell. A mysterious darkness is gunning for me and this time it might prevail, but I have little time to worry about that. Instead of seeking it out, I shall simply go about business as usual. If it's fated, it will find me. My list is long. Traveling to Earth to promote my best-selling romance novel at an alarming book convention where I must protect my privates from the rabid lady readers is enough to frighten even the Devil. Not to mention, I have to avoid my insane mother like the plague and catch the smart-mouthed, gorgeous soul seller on Earth - who may or may not be someone I'd like to keep. So today is a day like any other. Punishments must be doled out and chaos must be encouraged. A vacation would be lovely, but there is no rest for the weary...or the evil. Luckily I know how to have an outstanding time doing outrageously bad things. Thank Hades, I'm a handsome bastard. There is no fated happily ever after for the Prince of Darkness, no matter what ridiculous ending my niece slaps onto my autobiography. Or is there? Fate is a bitch, but she usually gets it right. Fashionably Flawed by Robyn Peterman on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B077BR6TNV&source_code=AUDORWS0107169FYT

  • The Golden Man Booker Prize - Episode 2
    Man Booker Prize
    45:01
    1,167

    In the second episode of the Golden Man Booker podcasts, host Joe Haddow continues the journey through the shortlisted novels for this special prize. Joe catches up with Simon Mayo about his selected shortlist novel from the 2010s, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and with Lemn Sissay about the 1987 winner Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively. Joe then talks to Ted Hodgkinson, Senior Programmer, Literature and Spoken Word at the Southbank Centre, about the upcoming Man Booker 50 Festival and Dotti Irving, Chief Executive of Four Culture, who’s been involved with the prize for over 25 years.

  • Feminine Consciousness, Archetypes, and Addiction to Perfection with Marion Woodman Preview 1
    BetterListen!
    01:57
    Religion & Spirituality
    34

    For the full download or other great tracks, visit BetterListen.com or https://www.betterlisten.com/products/feminine-consciousness-archetypes-and-addiction-to-perfection-with-marion-woodman In this lecture and through case studies, dreams, and myths, Marion Woodman explores the hidden causes of compulsion in the lives of men and women. At the root of eating disorders, substance abuse, and other addictive and compulsive behaviors, Woodman sees a hunger for spiritual fulfillment. The need to experience a sacred connection to an energy greater than their own drives people to search for an illusory ideal of perfection. Through discussions of parenthood, creativity, and body image, this presentation shows that freedom from addiction can be found by discovering the wisdom and power of the feminine principle.

  • Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi, audiobook excerpt
    MacmillanAudio
    05:03
    Audiobooks
    41

    Listen to an excerpt of Hannu Rajaniemi's Summerland audiobook, read by Antonia Beamish. An awe-inspiring account of the afterlife and what happens when it spills over into the world of the living. The new novel from the most exciting new voice in the genre since Neal Stephenson. Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning. In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. Yet Britain isn't the only contender for power in this life and the next. The Soviets have spies in Summerland and the technology to build their own god. When SIS agent Rachel White gets a lead on one of the Soviet moles, blowing the whistle puts her hard-earned career at risk. The spy has friends in high places, and she will have to go rogue to bring him in. But how do you catch a man who's already dead?

  • October 1964 by David Halberstam, read by Angelo Di Loreto
    PRH Audio
    04:54
    U.S. History
    39

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    THE BEST SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR
    "October 1964 should be a hit with old-time baseball fans, who'll relish the opportunity to relive that year's to-die-for World Series, when the dynastic but aging New York Yankees squared off against the upstart St. Louis Cardinals. It should be a hit with younger students of the game, who'll eat up the vivid portrayals of legends like Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris of the Yankees and Bob Gibson and Lou Brock of the Cardinals. Most of all, however, David Halberstam's new book should be a hit with anyone interested in understanding the important interplay between sports and society."
    --The Boston Globe
    "Compelling...1964 is a chronicle of the end of a great dynasty and of a game, like the country, on the cusp of enormous change."
    --Newsweek
    "Halberstam's latest gives us the feeling of actually being there--in another time, in the locker rooms and in the minds of baseball legends. His time and effort researching the book result in a fluency with his topic and a fluidity of writing that make the reading almost effortless....Absorbing."
    --San Francisco Chronicle
    "Wonderful...Memorable...Halberstam describes the final game of the 1964 series accurately and so dramatically, I almost thought I had forgotten the ending."
    --The Washington Post Book World
    "Superb reporting...Incisive analysis...You know from the start that Halberstam is going to focus on a large human canvas...One of the many joys of this book is the humanity with which Halberstam explores the characters as well as the talents of the players, coaches and managers. These are not demigods of summer but flawed, believable human beings who on occasion can rise to peaks of heroism."
    --Chicago Sun-Times

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