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  • Wrecker, By Noel O’Reilly, Read by Imogen Church
    HarperCollins Publishers
    08:14
    Historical fiction
    23

    ‘With echoes of Du Maurier, this compelling Cornish drama weaves a tangled web of fallen faiths, of sins, seductions and deceits.’ Essie Fox A powerful debut exploring the dark side of Cornwall – the wrecking and the drowned sailors – where poverty drove villagers to dark deeds… Shipwrecks are part of life in the remote village of Porthmorvoren, Cornwall. And as the sea washes the bodies of the drowned onto the beach, it also brings treasures: barrels of liquor, exotic fruit, the chance to lift a fine pair of boots from a corpse, maybe even a jewel or two. When, after a fierce storm, Mary Blight rescues a man half-dead from the sea, she ignores the whispers of her neighbours and carries him home to nurse better. Gideon Stone is a Methodist minister from Newlyn, a married man. Touched by Mary’s sacrifice and horrified by the superstitions and pagan beliefs the villagers cling to, Gideon sets out to bring light and salvation to Porthmorvoren by building a chapel on the hill. But the village has many secrets and not everyone wants to be saved. As Mary and Gideon find themselves increasingly drawn together, jealousy, rumour and suspicion is rife. Gideon has demons of his own to face, and soon Mary’s enemies are plotting against her… Gripping, beautifully written and utterly beguiling, Noel O’Reilly’s debut WRECKER is a story of love, injustice, superstition and salvation, set against Cornwall’s dark past.

  • Hold: An Observer New Face of Fiction 2018, By Michael Donkor, Read by Adjoa Andoh
    HarperCollins Publishers
    06:39
    Modern and contemporary fiction (post c. 1945)
    23

    Moving between Ghana and London, Hold is an intimate, moving, powerful coming-of-age novel. It’s a story of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness; of learning what we should cling to, and when we need to let go. Belinda knows how to follow the rules. As a housegirl, she has learnt the right way to polish water glasses, to wash and fold a hundred handkerchiefs, and to keep a tight lid on memories of the village she left behind when she came to Kumasi. Mary is still learning the rules. Eleven-years old and irrepressible, the young housegirl-in-training is the little sister Belinda never had. Amma has had enough of the rules. A straight-A pupil at her exclusive South-London school, she has always been the pride of her Ghanaian parents. Until now. Watching their once-confident teenager grow sullen and wayward, they decide that sensible Belinda might be just the shining example Amma needs. So Belinda is summoned from Ghana to London, and must leave Mary to befriend a troubled girl who shows no desire for her friendship. She encounters a city as bewildering as it is thrilling, and tries to impose order on her unsettling new world. As the Brixton summer turns to Autumn, Belinda and Amma are surprised to discover the beginnings of an unexpected kinship. But when the cracks in their defences open up, the secrets they have both been holding tightly threaten to seep out.

  • The Little Perfume Shop Off The Champs-Élysées: A perfect feel good romance, By Rebecca Raisin, Read by Sally Scott
    HarperCollins Publishers
    16:00
    Adult and contemporary romance
    61

    What is French for falling in love? When Del leaves small town America to compete in a perfume competition in Paris, she thinks it is just the next step on her five-year-plan. It’s an exciting opportunity. What started out as just a dream for Del and her twin sister is nearly in her grasp. If she wins this competition, they are on their way to opening their very own perfume boutique! Arriving in Paris, watching the sun glinting off the Seine and wandering the Champs-Elysees, Del discovers the most perfect perfumery she’s ever seen. Yet, as the competition dawns Del realises that whilst she might have had the best nose in her small village, her competitors seem to know more than she could ever have dreamed. This competition isn’t going to be easy… Del has the romance of Paris to sweep her away from her worries, but as the competition heats up, so does her desire for that which she cannot have! If only the dashing owner Sébastien didn’t smell so seductive, look so handsome and make her heart flutter like it never has before. They say love smells as sweet as a red rose in bloom, but Del would tell anyone that true love can’t be bottled – it’s beautiful and unique to everyone…even herself. With everything on the line for her future, can Del really let a little attraction get in the way of securing her dreams?

  • Science Fiction and the Esoteric with Colin Wilson Preview 2
    BetterListen!
    02:30
    Science
    20

    For the full download or other great tracks, visit BetterListen.com or https://www.betterlisten.com/products/science-fiction-and-the-esoteric-with-colin-wilson Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013) was an English writer, philosopher and novelist. He also wrote widely on true crime, mysticism and the paranormal. Wilson called his philosophy "new existentialism" or "phenomenological existentialism", and maintained his life work was "that of a philosopher, and his purpose to create a new and optimistic existentialism". In this compelling lecture from the 1980's, Mr. Wilson discusses the role of science fiction and esoteric ideas in our everyday lives, and how real life is not so dissimilar from the weird and wild ideas in the fictional realm.

  • WHAT REMAINS OF HER by Eric Rickstad
    HarperAudio_US
    04:57
    Audiobooks
    24

    Performed by Stephen Graybill. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Girls comes this chilling, harrowing thriller set in rural Vermont about a recluse who believes the young girl he's found in the woods is the reincarnation of his missing daughter, returned to help him solve her and his wife's disappearance. I won’t say a word. Cross my heart and hope to die… Jonah Baum, a professor of poetry at a local college in Vermont, sees his ordinary life come tumbling down when his wife and young daughter vanish from their home. No evidence of a kidnapping. No sign of murder. No proof that Rebecca didn’t simply abandon her marriage. Just Sally’s crude and chilling drawings, Jonah’s little lies, and the sheriff’s nagging fears that nothing is what it seems. For Sally’s best friend, Lucinda, it’s something else. She trusts in Sally not to just disappear, not after they’ve shared so many secrets—especially about the woods and what they saw there. But she’ll never tell. No one would believe her anyway. As the search for Rebecca and Sally intensifies, and as suspicion falls on Jonah, the disappearances become more relentlessly haunting than anyone can imagine. Because what’s seen in the light of day is not nearly as terrifying as what remains hidden in the dark…

  • Rendezvous With Oblivion by Thomas Frank, audiobook excerpt
    MacmillanAudio
    04:33
    Audiobooks
    117

    Listen to an excerpt of Thomas Frank's RENDEZVOUS WITH OBLIVION audiobook, read by the author. From the acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal and What’s the Matter with Kansas, a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times—perfect for this political moment. What does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? When, after forty years of economic triumph, America’s winners persuade themselves that they owe nothing to the rest of the country? With his sharp eye for detail, Thomas Frank takes us on a wide-ranging tour through present-day America, showing us a society in the late stages of disintegration and describing the worlds of both the winners and the losers—the sprawling mansion districts as well as the lives of fast-food workers. Rendezvous with Oblivion is a collection of interlocking essays examining how inequality has manifested itself in our cities, in our jobs, in the way we travel—and of course in our politics, where in 2016, millions of anxious ordinary people rallied to the presidential campaign of a billionaire who meant them no good. These accounts of folly and exploitation are here brought together in a single audiobook unified by Frank’s distinctive voice, sardonic wit, and anti-orthodox perspective. It captures a society where every status signifier is hollow, where the allure of mobility is just another con game, and where rebellion too often yields nothing. For those who despair of the future of our country and of reason itself, Rendezvous with Oblivion is a booster shot of energy, reality, and moral outrage.

  • WOLF'S MATE by Celia Kyle Read by Mia Nichols - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    04:52
    Audiobooks
    33

    Danger shouldn't be this sexy... Cougar shifter Abby Carter always plays it safe. That's why she's an accountant--no excitement, no danger, and no cocky alpha males. She loves her quiet life, but fate has other plans. When Abby uncovers the shady dealings of an anti-shifter organization, she'll have to trust the too-sexy-for-her-peace-of-mind werewolf Declan Reed... or end up six feet under. Declan Reed is starting over. After two years with Shifter Operations Command, it's time to put his past behind him. Now Declan is the only thing standing between the gorgeous Abby and an early grave, and if he's going to have any chance of keeping her alive, he'll have to embrace the darkness he's fought to keep at bay. But first he has to convince Abby that there's no safer place in the world than the arms of a big bad werewolf. "Celia Kyle's my go-to for sexy alpha shifters and fast-paced, delicious storylines." -- Jessica Clare. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Available March 27, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print from Forever. Download: https://www.estories.com/audiobook/184845 https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Wolfs-Mate-Audiobook/B07B12J75X?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=5FB4S2MNERC5XST4NM8B& https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781549169700-wolf-s-mate https://www.downpour.com/wolf-s-mate?sp=253359 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/wolfs-mate.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/199460/wolfs-mate https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/wolfs-mate-unabridged/id1353400624 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

  • Strangers on a Bridge: A gripping debut psychological thriller!, By Louise Mangos, Read by Issy Inchbald
    HarperCollins Publishers
    06:57
    Thriller / suspense
    31

    She should never have saved him. When Alice Reed goes on her regular morning jog in the peaceful Swiss Alps, she doesn’t expect to save a man from suicide. But she does. And it is her first mistake. Adamant they have an instant connection, Manfred’s charming exterior grows darker and his obsession with Alice grows stronger. In a country far from home, where the police don’t believe her, the locals don’t trust her and even her husband questions the truth about Manfred, Alice has nowhere to turn. To what lengths will Alice go to protect herself and her family? Perfect for fans of I See You, Friend Request and Apple Tree Yard.

  • An Evening with Marion Woodman & Robert Bly on The Sibling Society Preview 1
    BetterListen!
    02:05
    Religion & Spirituality
    18

    For the full download or other great tracks, visit BetterListen.com or https://www.betterlisten.com/products/an-evening-with-marion-woodman-robert-bly-on-the-sibling-society Where have all the grownups gone? In answering that question with the same freewheeling erudition and intuitive brilliance that made Iron John a national bestseller, poet, storyteller and translator Robert Bly tells us that we live in a "sibling society, " in which adults have regressed into adolescence and adolescents refuse to grow up. We are proud to present a previously unreleased lecture featuring both Marion Woodman and Robert Bly on the subject of The Sibling Society!

  • Ticker by Mimi Swartz, read by Lydia Mackay
    PRH Audio
    05:38
    Nonfiction
    18

    It wasn’t supposed to be this hard. If America could send a man to the moon, shouldn’t the best surgeons in the world be able to build an artificial heart? In TickerTexas Monthly executive editor and two time National Magazine Award winner Mimi Swartz shows just how complex and difficult it can be to replicate one of nature’s greatest creations.

    Part investigative journalism, part medical mystery, Ticker is a dazzling story of modern innovation, recounting fifty years of false starts, abysmal failures and miraculous triumphs, as experienced by one the world’s foremost heart surgeons, O.H. “Bud” Frazier, who has given his life to saving the un-savable.  

    His journey takes him from a small town in west Texas to one of the country’s most prestigious medical institutions, The Texas Heart Institute, from the halls of Congress to the animal laboratories where calves are fitted with new heart designs. The roadblocks to success —medical setbacks, technological shortcomings, government regulations – are immense. Still, Bud and his associates persist, finding inspiration in the unlikeliest of places. A field beside the Nile irrigated by an Archimedes screw. A hardware store in Brisbane, Australia. A seedy bar on the wrong side of Houston.

    Until post WWII, heart surgery did not exist. Ticker provides a riveting history of the pioneers who gave their all to the courageous process of cutting into the only organ humans cannot live without. Heart surgeons Michael DeBakey and Denton Cooley, whose feud dominated the dramatic beginnings of heart surgery. Christian Barnaard, who changed the world overnight by performing the first heart transplant. Inventor Robert Jarvik, whose artificial heart made patient Barney Clark a worldwide symbol of both the brilliant promise of technology and the devastating evils of experimentation run amuck.

    Rich in supporting players, Ticker introduces us to Bud’s brilliant colleagues in his quixotic quest to develop an artificial heart: Billy Cohn, the heart surgeon and inventor who devotes his spare time to the pursuit of magic and music; Daniel Timms, the Brisbane biomedical engineer whose design of a lightweight, pulseless heart with but a single moving part offers a new way forward.  And, as government money dries up, the unlikeliest of backers, Houston’s furniture king, Mattress Mack.  

    In a sweeping narrative of one man’s obsession, Swartz raises some of the hardest questions of the human condition. What are the tradeoffs of medical progress?   What is the cost, in suffering and resources, of offering patients a few more months, or years of life? Must science do harm to do good?  Ticker takes us on an unforgettable journey into the power and mystery of the human heart.

  • FOUR OF A KIND by Kate Kessler Read by Cindy Harden - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    04:22
    Audiobooks
    44

    When a girl in the New England town of Ryme is found brutally murdered, the community seeks help from criminal psychologist Audrey Harte. The media wants Audrey's insight into the mind of a killer, and the school and parents hope she can help the students properly process the crime. But Audrey can't resist assisting Detective Neve Graham in the quest to find the killer. A killer who seems willing do anything to avoid going to jail, even killing a cop -- or a psychologist. For more from Kate Kessler, check out: Audrey Harte novels It Takes One Two Can Play Three Strikes Four of a Kind Zero Hour (novella) Dead Ringer Available March 6, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download. Also available in Print and Ebook from Redhook. Download: https://www.downpour.com/four-of-a-kind-246446 https://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Four-of-a-Kind-Audiobook/B07B8CHN3Q?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_2&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=S0TQ9AQAJNE7EM495C80& https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/four-of-a-kind/328649 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/four-of-a-kind-1.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/169270/four-of-a-kind https://www.estories.com/audiobook/133349/Kate-Kessler/Four-of-a-Kind https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478923886-four-of-a-kind https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/four-of-a-kind-unabridged/id1356277703 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

  • Tell the Machine Goodnight, By Katie Williams, Read by Rebecca Lowman, Kirby Heyborne and Alex McKenna
    HarperCollins Publishers
    07:23
    Modern and contemporary fiction (post c. 1945)
    23

    ‘Philosophical, funny, cleverly structured, unpredictable’ Gabrielle Zevin Happiness is Pearl's job. Using the revolutionary Apricity machine, every day she provides customers with personalized recommendations for their emotional wellbeing; from eating more tangerines to cutting off a finger, from getting a dog to getting a divorce. She's good at her job, her office manager tells her. But Pearl is starting to wonder whether it’s even possible to measure an emotion. Pearl's teenage son, Rhett, is a sensitive boy who has forged an unconventional path through adolescence. He seems somehow to find greater contentment in being unhappy. If only Pearl could persuade him to take the Apricity test… but what if she doesn’t like what she finds? TELL THE MACHINE GOODNIGHT is a wry, prescient and hilarious debut. For fans of Jennifer Egan and Ruth Ozeki, it is both a cautionary tale about the advance of technology and a scalpel-sharp depiction of the darkest depths of the human psyche.

  • Toxic, By Jacqui Rose, Read by Helen Colby
    HarperCollins Publishers
    10:50
    Thriller / suspense
    28

    Sometimes love is toxic… Bree Dwyer is desperate to escape her husband, take the children and run. But he’s always watching. And she always gets caught. Until her first love, Alfie Jennings, returns to Essex… Gangsters Alfie and Vaughn have been out of the game for a while, but a life of crime is one you never forget. To get back on top they need serious money, because loyalty and power don’t come for free. One dangerous job and they’ll have the payoff they need. And Alfie isn’t going to let anyone get in the way, least of all a pretty face like Bree. It’s time to show Essex what they’re made of. And this time, Alfie and Vaughn aren’t backing down.

  • Devotional: Liking Jesus by Craig Groeschel
    HarperAudio_US
    06:48
    Audiobooks
    40

    Enjoy this Sit and Listen devotional from Craig Groeschel's Liking Jesus. To listen to a new devotional every day, enable the Devotionals Alexa skill on your Alexa-enabled device - bit.ly/Devotionals-Alexa. In Liking Jesus, a timely and life-changing book, New York Times bestselling author and pastor of Life.Church Craig Groeschel helps put Christ first again in today’s maxed out, selfie-centered world. The more you compare, the less satisfied you are. The more we interact online, the more we crave intimacy. The more filtered our lives become, the harder it is to be real. It’s time to refresh and rediscover what it means to be “like Jesus” and find true authenticity, a healthy self-image, and compassion for others in an age when we relate to each other so differently than ever before. Groeschel taps into some of the most leading-edge studies on the effects of social media on our emotions and friendships. He offers real-life examples of how we struggle with screens and likes, how these things mask our struggles with who we really are, and how we can reclaim a Christ-centered life. Packed with helpful topics like the “10 Commandments of Using Social Media to Strengthen Your Faith” and “Creating Safeguards for Your Digital Devices,” readers from ages sixteen to sixty will find Liking Jesus to be just the guide to bring balance and real-world engagement to everyday life.

  • TAILSPIN by Sandra Brown. Read by Victor Slezak - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    03:41
    Audiobooks
    37

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with a mix of spine tingling suspense and tantalizing romance in this thriller about a daring pilot caught in a race against time. Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. But he does have a rock-solid reputation: he will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn't ask questions. As Rye's plane nears the isolated landing strip, more trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt on his plane that causes him to crash land, and then by Dr. Brynn O'Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert's stead. Despite Rye's "no-involvement" policy when it comes to other people's problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo . . . and to the mysterious and alluring Brynn. Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous forty-eight-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out. With everyone from law enforcement officials to hired thugs hot on their heels, they must learn to trust each other so they can protect their valuable cargo from those who would kill for it. Available August 7, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Grand Central Publishing. Pre-order here: https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478916833-tailspin https://www.downpour.com/sandra-brown-2018?sp=262923 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/sandra-brown-2018.aspx 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

  • GREEN SUN by Kent Anderson, Read by Kevin Stillwell - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    03:58
    Audiobooks
    44

    TOP 10 MYSTERIES & THRILLERS FOR SPRING --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "One of the unsung heroes of crime fiction" (Chicago Tribune), Kent Anderson, returns after two decades with this dazzling novel about justice, character and fate, set against the backdrop of an American city at war with itself. Oakland, California, 1983: a city churning with violent crime and racial conflict. Officer Hanson, a Vietnam veteran, has abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work, a way to live with the demons that followed him home from the war. But Hanson knows that justice requires more than simply enforcing the penal code. He believes in becoming a part of the community he serves--which is why, unlike most officers, he chooses to live in the same town where he works. This strategy serves him well...to a point. He forges a precarious friendship with Felix Maxwell, the drug king of East Oakland, based on their shared sense of fairness and honor. He falls in love with Libya the moment he sees her, a confident and outspoken black woman. He is befriended by Weegee, a streetwise eleven-year-old who is primed to become a dope dealer. Every day, every shift, tests a cop's boundaries between the man he wants to be and the officer of the law he's required to be. At last an off-duty shooting forces Hanson to finally face who he is, and which side of the law he belongs on. Available February 27, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Mulholland Books. Download: https://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Green-Sun-Audiobook/B07BKNR57S?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_3&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=9WWZEPFY5GZ66H0H0D21& https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478970798-green-sun https://www.downpour.com/green-sun https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/green-sun/329713 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/green-sun.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/169311/green-sun https://www.estories.com/audiobook/141693 https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/green-sun-unabridged/id1361797703 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

  • THE SIGNALS ARE TALKING by Amy Webb Read by Tiffany Morgan - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    04:15
    Audiobooks
    34

    A Fast Company best book of the year A Washington Post bestseller Winner of the 2017 Axiom Business Book Award in Business Technology How do you tell a real trend from the merely trendy? How, for example, will a technology--like artificial intelligence, machine learning, self-driving cars, biohacking, bots, and the Internet of Things--affect us, our businesses, and workplaces? How will it eventually change the way we live, work, play, and think--and how should we prepare for it now? In The Signals Are Talking, noted futurist Amy Webb shows us how to analyze the "true signals"--those patterns that will coalesce into a trend with the potential to change everything-and land on the right side of disruption. The future, Webb shows, isn't something that happens to us passively. Using a proven, tested methodology, she enables us to see ahead and forecast what's to come--challenging us to create our own preferred futures. Available March 6, 2018 from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print from PublicAffairs. Download: https://www.estories.com/audiobook/184842 https://www.audible.com/pd/Business/The-Signals-Are-Talking-Audiobook/B07B8D1S23?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=1DXZ4T7B7AF6G3VPBKH4& https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781549169847-the-signals-are-talking https://www.downpour.com/the-signals-are-talking?sp=246456 https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/the-signals-are-talking/328663 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/the-signals-are-talking.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/199455/signals-are-talking-the https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/the-signals-are-talking-unabridged/id1356274955 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

  • THE BALCONY by Jane Delury Read by Saskia Maarleveld - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    05:11
    Audiobooks
    30

    A "breathtaking" (Jennifer Egan) century-spanning portrait of the inhabitants of a French village, revealing the deception, despair, love, and longing beneath the calm surface of ordinary lives. What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? Set in a small village near Paris, The Balcony follows the inhabitants of a single estate-including a manor and a servants' cottage-over the course of several generations, from the Belle Époque to the present day, introducing us to a fascinating cast of characters. A young American au pair develops a crush on her brilliant employer. An ex-courtesan shocks the servants, a Jewish couple in hiding from the Gestapo attract the curiosity of the neighbors, and a housewife begins an affair while renovating her downstairs. Rich and poor, young and old, powerful and persecuted, all of these people are seeking something: meaning, love, a new beginning, or merely survival. Throughout, cross-generational connections and troubled legacies haunt the same spaces, so that the rose garden, the forest pond, and the balcony off the manor's third floor bedroom become silent witnesses to a century of human drama. In her debut, Jane Delury writes with masterful economy and profound wisdom about growing up, growing old, marriage, infidelity, motherhood - in other words, about life - weaving a gorgeous tapestry of relationships, life-altering choices, and fleeting moments across the frame of the twentieth century. A sumptuous narrative of place that burrows deep into individual lives to reveal hidden regrets, resentments, and desires, The Balcony is brimming with compassion, natural beauty, and unmistakable humanity. 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/137956/Jane-Delury/The-Balcony https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/The-Balcony-Audiobook/B07B1N6VL7?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_4&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=T3FTBWBR8JQGQDV8Z63N& https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478919827-the-balcony https://www.downpour.com/the-balcony https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/the-balcony.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/168906/balcony-the https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/the-balcony-unabridged/id1353400160 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

  • Mindfulness in the Digital Age with Jon Kabat-Zinn Preview 1
    BetterListen!
    02:03
    Religion & Spirituality
    19

    For the full download or other great tracks, visit BetterListen.com or https://www.betterlisten.com/products/mindfulness-in-the-digital-age-with-jon-kabat-zinn In this exclusive online program, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, sits down with our very own Steve Stein to discuss the ever-growing importance of mindful living in the frantic, technologically burdened 21st century. This program covers topics seldom discussed by Jon, and is appropriate for professionals, laypeople, and all newcomers, as well as those already familiar with Jon’s groundbreaking work.

  • An Evening with Marion Woodman & Robert Bly on The Sibling Society Preview 2
    BetterListen!
    01:47
    Religion & Spirituality
    13

    For the full download or other great tracks, visit BetterListen.com or https://www.betterlisten.com/products/an-evening-with-marion-woodman-robert-bly-on-the-sibling-society Where have all the grownups gone? In answering that question with the same freewheeling erudition and intuitive brilliance that made Iron John a national bestseller, poet, storyteller and translator Robert Bly tells us that we live in a "sibling society, " in which adults have regressed into adolescence and adolescents refuse to grow up. We are proud to present a previously unreleased lecture featuring both Marion Woodman and Robert Bly on the subject of The Sibling Society!

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