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  • Success: The Psychology of Achievement by DK, read by Cassandra Campbell
    PRH Audio
    04:23
    511

    Success: The Psychology of Achievement is a dynamic infographic guide that equips you with the tools you need to drive yourself toward success, whether you are seeking improvement in your career, relationships, or in your overall performance.

    Give your confidence a boost, master your resources, and raise your self-awareness with proven psychological strategies and expert advice. From positive thinking to work-life balance to learning how to say no, the lessons learned from this guide are tailored to your personal situation through questionnaires and self-analysis exercises. Infographic illustrations and diagrams make the information comprehensible, and quick, practical pointers enable you to apply techniques immediately.

    Grounded in scientific study, psychological expertise, and practical advice, Success: The Psychology of Achievement can help you improve your effectiveness and transform your future.

  • Adventures for a Lifetime, By Ed Stafford, Foreword by Ranulph Fiennes, Read by Ed Stafford and Peter Noble
    HarperCollins Publishers
    09:33
    Historical adventure
    367

    An inspiring selection of hand-picked adventures, chosen and narrated by Ed Stafford. For those who don’t mind a bit of discomfort in order to experience the wilder side of our amazing planet. Open your mind and reboot your soul with these unforgettable adventures. • Get a taste of total freedom as you soar like an eagle over mountains and lakes • Come-face-to-fin with ocean giants as you kayak spectacular coastlines • Strap on your skis and head off for an adventure in the frozen wastes • Experience jaw-dropping sights and lung-bursting trails from the seat of your saddle …….and more “Life is for going out into the open. Life is for exploring, for feeling cold and vulnerable, for finding new possibilities and new opportunities.” Ed Stafford

  • Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer, audiobook excerpt
    MacmillanAudio
    04:32
    Audiobooks
    237

    Listen to an excerpt of Jeffrey Archer's HEADS YOU WIN audiobook, read by Richard Armitage. With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent listeners, Heads You Win is number-one New York Times best-seller Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel. Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: Should they board a container ship bound for America or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin.... In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and 30 years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.

  • WHOSE BOAT IS THIS BOAT? Audiobook Excerpt
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    00:38
    85

    Listen to an excerpt from WHOSE BOAT IS THIS BOAT? by The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and read by Stephen Colbert

  • HOW TO BE ALONE Audiobook Excerpt
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    05:12
    70

    Listen to an excerpt from HOW TO BE ALONE by Lane Moore and read by Lane Moore

  • The Lost Man - Chapter One by Jane Harper, read by Stephen Shanahan (Audiobook extract)
    Hachette Audio UK
    15:05
    Audiobooks
    113

    Three brothers. One death. No answers. 'I read it in 24 hours. It's gripping, atmospheric and ultimately deeply satisfying' Val McDermid The gripping new novel from the author of the Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, The Dry and Force of Nature. He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron's mind when he was alive, he didn't look peaceful in death. Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects...

  • The Game Of Kings
    Penguin Books UK
    02:25
    Audiobooks
    238

    Extracts from The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnet. In The Game of Kings... It is 1547 and, after five years imprisonment and exile far from his homeland, Francis Crawford of Lymond - scholar, soldier, rebel, nobleman, outlaw - has at last come back to Edinburgh. But for many in an already divided Scotland, where conspiracies swarm around the infant Queen Mary like clouds of midges, he is not welcome. Lymond is wanted for treason and murder, and he is accompanied by a band of killers and ruffians who will only bring further violence and strife. Is he back to foment rebellion? Does he seek revenge on those who banished him? Or has he returned to clear his name? No one but the enigmatic Lymond himself knows the truth - and no one will discover it until he is ready....

  • Battle Scars extract - written and read by Jason Fox
    Penguin Books UK
    02:02
    Audiobooks
    207

    This is a true story. The events depicted took place during the last decade in an unnamed warzone. The names and locations have been redacted to protect the security of those involved and the practices of the British Special Forces. Out of respect for the KIA and survivors, everything else has been told as it happened.... Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions. Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end. Unflinchingly honest, Battle Scars is a breathtaking account of Special Forces soldiering: a chronicle of operational bravery and of superhuman courage on and off the battlefield.

  • Big Little Lies (Movie Tie-In) by Liane Moriarty, read by Caroline Lee
    PRH Audio
    06:19
    Mystery & Suspense
    258

    THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    NOW A GOLDEN GLOBE AND EMMY-WINNING HBO® LIMITED SERIES STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON, NICOLE KIDMAN, SHAILENE WOODLEY, ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD, LAURA DERN, ADAM SCOTT, AND ZOË KRAVITZ FROM THE DIRECTOR OF WILD AND DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, JEAN-MARC VALLÉE, AND WRITER DAVID E. KELLEY

    From the author of Nine Perfect StrangersTruly Madly Guilty, and The Husband’s Secret comes a novel about the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

    A murder...A tragic accident...Or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.

    Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny, biting, and passionate; she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare but she is paying a price for the illusion of perfection. New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for a nanny. She comes with a mysterious past and a sadness beyond her years. These three women are at different crossroads, but they will all wind up in the same shocking place.

    Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the little lies that can turn lethal.


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  • West Wingers by Gautam Raghavan, "Big F'ing Deal" read by contributor Michael Robertson
    PRH Audio
    06:08
    232

    This audiobook excerpt is from Michael Robertson's essay "Big F'ing Deal" read by Michael Robertson. The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how a president's staff can change the nation When we elect a president, we elect with them an entire team that will join them in the West Wing to help run the country. Each of these staffers has a story to tell, and in West Wingers, Barack Obama's White House staff reveals how these extraordinary citizens shape the presidency and the nation. In these moving and revealing personal stories, eighteen Obama staffers bring us deep inside the presidency, offering intimate accounts of how they made it to the White House, what they witnessed, and what they accomplished there. In each one we see the human face of government, staffers devoting themselves to the issues that have defined their lives. We hear from a married gay staffer pushing the president towards marriage equality; a senior aide working to implement the Affordable Care Act while battling Stage IV cancer; a hijab-wearing Muslim adviser accompanying the President to a mosque. From the triumphs of Obamacare and marriage equality to the tragedy of the Charleston shooting, this book tells the history of the Obama presidency through the men and women who worked tirelessly to support his vision for America. More than just a history though, West Wingers is an inspiring call to arms for public service, a manifesto for the power of committed public servants to make real change, and a powerful testament to what true diversity, inclusivity, and progress can look like in America. Available for purchase at: Amazon: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BD1…dohouseinc7911-20 Barnes & Noble: www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8373827-11…an=9780525505068 Books A Million: www.tkqlhce.com/click-8373827-108…m/p/9780525505068 Hudson Booksellers: www.hudsonbooksellers.com/book/9780143…780143133292 IndieBound: www.indiebound.org/book/9780143133…=PenguinGroupUS Powell's: www.powells.com/book/-97801431332…62--9780143133292 Target: goto.target.com/c/128773/81938/20…m%3D9780143133292 Walmart: linksynergy.walmart.com/fs-bin/click?…traint%3D3920 Google Play Store: google.prf.hn/click/camref:1011l…0525505068&c=books iBooks: itunes.apple.com/us/book/id135540…2--9780525505068 Kobo: click.linksynergy.com/link?id=VD9*lk…D9780525505068

  • Queer Eye read by the authors, the Fab Five -- section read by Karamo Brown
    PRH Audio
    01:50
    158

    From the Fab Five--the beloved hosts of Netflix's viral hit Queer Eye--comes a book that is at once a behind-the-scenes exclusive, a practical guide to living and celebrating your best life, and a symbol of hope. Learn more about the audiobook here: bit.ly/2Pi1LLk Feeling your best is about far more than deciding what color to paint your accent wall or how to apply nightly moisturizer. It's also about creating a life that's well-rounded, filled with humor and understanding--and most importantly, that suits you. At a cultural moment when we are all craving people to admire, Queer Eye offers hope and acceptance. After you get to know the Fab Five, together they will guide you through five practical chapters that go beyond their designated areas of expertise (food & wine, fashion, grooming, home decor, and culture), touching on topics like wellness, entertaining, and defining your personal brand, and complete with bite-sized Hip Tips for your everyday quandaries. Above all else, Queer Eye aims to help you create a happy and healthy life, rooted in self-love and authenticity. Read by the Fab Five: Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown

  • You're Going To Mars by Rob Dircks, Narrated by Khristine Hvam
    Audible
    01:31
    Audiobooks
    48

    Living and slaving in Fill City One, you get used to the smell. We call it the Everpresent Stink. But every once in a while, on a spring day with a breeze, it clears away enough to remind us that there is something more out there. Most Fillers' wildest dreams would be just to get past the walls and live in the mainland. But my dream? It’s a little bigger. I’m going to Mars. Well, I’m only going to Mars if I can find a winning Red Scarab to get on Zach Larson’s crazy reality show. And then I’ll have to figure out how to escape this hellhole. And then compete on live television for three months. And somehow win a spot on the crew of the very first manned mission to Mars. Oh, and one more slight obstacle? There might be a reason that by 2085 a human still hasn’t set foot on the Red Planet. A dangerous reason. A reason worth killing for. In You’re Going to Mars! Rob Dircks, Audible best-selling author of Where the Hell Is Tesla?, creates a near-future filled with family (the good kind and the insufferable kind), pop divas, mobsters, and the world’s first trillionaire - and sends them all on a science fiction odyssey/comedy/love story/adventure that will change their world forever. You're Going To Mars on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B07GJ5W4BG&source_code= AUDOR2221112189OYT

  • An Unexplained Death by Mikita Brottman, audiobook excerpt
    MacmillanAudio
    04:42
    Audiobooks
    166

    Listen to an excerpt of Mikita Brottman's An Unexplained Death, read by the author. “The poster is new. I notice it right away, taped to a utility pole. Beneath the word ‘Missing,’ printed in a bold, high-impact font, are two sepia-toned photographs of a man dressed in a bow tie and tux.” Most people would keep walking. Maybe they’d pay a bit closer attention to the local news that evening. Mikita Brottman spent ten years sifting through the details of the missing man’s life and disappearance, and his purported suicide by jumping from the roof of her own apartment building, the Belvedere. As Brottman delves into the murky circumstances surrounding Rey Rivera’s death—which begins to look more and more like a murder—she contemplates the nature of and motives behind suicide, and uncovers a haunting pattern of guests at the Belvedere, when it was still a historic hotel, taking their own lives on the premises. Finally, she fearlessly takes us to the edge of her own morbid curiosity and asks us to consider our own darker impulses and obsessions.

  • Snowflakes at Lavender Bay, By Sarah Bennett, Read by Rachel Bavidge
    HarperCollins Publishers
    10:40
    Adult and contemporary romance
    94

    ‘Delightfully romantic and touching.’ Phillipa Ashley on Sunrise at Butterfly Cove The most wonderful time of the year… Libby Stone has lived in Lavender Bay all her life. She loves the little seaside town and has big dreams to turn her father’s greasy old chippy into a dainty teashop – not that she’s told him yet! Finding love isn’t easy amongst the cluster of coastal houses, but it’s not every day that someone quite as handsome and mysterious as Owen Coburn walks into the local pub. And as the snowflakes begin to swirl on the promenade, Libby realises she’s falling for him. But Owen has been keeping a secret that could destroy everything… Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd. Book 1: Spring at Lavender Bay Book 2: Summer at Lavender Bay Book 3: Snowflakes at Lavender Bay Praise for Snowflakes at Lavender Bay: ‘The most delightful contemporary tale to warm every heart!’ ‘As comforting, comfortable and familiar as hot chocolate and a soft blanket on a winters day!’ ‘Packed full of Christmas magic and sparkle. The perfect book to read in those long cold December nights!’ ‘I loved this series!’ ‘A beautiful story.’

  • THE HOUSE WITCH Audiobook Excerpt
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    06:01
    38

    Listen to an excerpt from THE HOUSE WITCH by Arin Murphy-Hiscock and read by Gabra Zackman

  • How to Be a Man, By Chabuddy G, Read by Chabuddy G
    HarperCollins Publishers
    01:00
    TV tie-in humour
    100

    BONUS CONTENT! BONUS CONTENT! BONUS CONTENT! Are men supposed to be fighters? Lovers? Hunter-gatherers? Fashionistas? Business gurus? Culinary experts? You’re wrong if you think one man can’t be a jack AND a master of all trades. In this special audio edition of How To Be A Man, you’ll hear from the horsie’s mouth how to be a proper god amongst men. You’ll learn how to boss a job interview – remember, the eyes are the windows to the soul which is why you should avoid eye-contact at all costs. You don’t want them looking into your disgustingly dirty soul. I also share some chirpsing tekkers, such as my new style, ‘7 down, 1 up,’ where you viciously insult the lady seven times and then give her one compliment. And you’ll learn the importance of practising #SelfLove, like a true millennial man – there are two things I know about real men, they have curves and they cry. But I’m not giving you any more details than that, mate – you’ll have to buy the book.   I actually only managed to write 13,000 words so I’ve had to bulk the audio version up a bit with extra girthy content. You’re actually getting more for your money, mate! And the production quality is proper tonk, too – just ignore those voicemails. I didn’t mean to include those.     So sit back, relax, light a candle. Get naked if you want to. Get the baby oil out – I don’t judge – and let my silky, smooth tones caress your eardrums.

  • SWEETPEA by C.J. Skuse
    HarperAudio_US
    04:52
    Audiobooks
    109

    Performed by Georgia Maguire The last person who called me Sweetpea ended up dead… I haven’t killed anyone for three years, and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whiskey. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once. Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhiannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day, her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening, she dutifully listens to her friends’ plans for marriage and babies while secretly making a list. A kill list. From the man at the grocery checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have it coming, Rhiannon is ready to get her revenge. Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder…

  • Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole, Narrated by Karen Chilton
    Audible
    19:35
    Audiobooks
    39

    Brooklyn, 1776 - New, revised edition, with bonus epilogue! Elijah Sutton is no fool, despite his love of a country that enslaves people like him. When he's offered land, livestock, and - most importantly - his freedom if he fights in his Patriot owner's stead, Elijah believes he'll soon have everything he ever wanted...and then he meets Kate. The Crown has promised freedom to slaves who escape their Patriot masters and join the British side, and Kate intends to take them up on it. She's eager to leave America - and the painful memories it holds for her - far behind...and then she meets Elijah. Their attraction is undeniable, but their goals couldn’t be further apart. When Elijah is captured by the British while helping Kate, they're thrown into close proximity and forced to choose between their hopes for the future and their hearts. Be Not Afraid originally appeared in the anthology For Love and Liberty: Untold Love Stories of the American Revolution. Be Not Afraid by Alyssa Cole on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B07HZ2BC4G&source_code= AUDOR2221112189OYR

  • Queen's Play
    Penguin Books UK
    02:29
    Audiobooks
    104

    Extracts from The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnet. In The Game of Kings... It is 1547 and, after five years imprisonment and exile far from his homeland, Francis Crawford of Lymond - scholar, soldier, rebel, nobleman, outlaw - has at last come back to Edinburgh. But for many in an already divided Scotland, where conspiracies swarm around the infant Queen Mary like clouds of midges, he is not welcome. Lymond is wanted for treason and murder, and he is accompanied by a band of killers and ruffians who will only bring further violence and strife. Is he back to foment rebellion? Does he seek revenge on those who banished him? Or has he returned to clear his name? No one but the enigmatic Lymond himself knows the truth - and no one will discover it until he is ready....

  • In Extremis by Lindsey Hilsum, audiobook excerpt
    MacmillanAudio
    05:43
    Audiobooks
    134

    Listen to an excerpt of Lindsey Hilsum's In Extremis, read by the author. When Marie Colvin was killed in an artillery attack in Homs, Syria, in 2012, at age fifty-six, the world lost a fearless and iconoclastic war correspondent who covered the most significant global calamities of her lifetime. In Extremis, written by her fellow reporter Lindsey Hilsum, is a thrilling investigation into Colvin’s epic life and tragic death based on exclusive access to her intimate diaries from age thirteen to her death, interviews with people from every corner of her life, and impeccable research. After growing up in a middle-class Catholic family on Long Island, Colvin studied with the legendary journalist John Hersey at Yale, and eventually started working for The Sunday Times of London, where she gained a reputation for bravery and compassion as she told the stories of victims of the major conflicts of our time. She lost sight in one eye while in Sri Lanka covering the civil war, interviewed Gaddafi and Arafat many times, and repeatedly risked her life covering conflicts in Chechnya, East Timor, Kosovo, and the Middle East. Colvin lived her personal life in extremis, too: bold, driven, and complex, she was married twice, took many lovers, drank and smoked, and rejected society’s expectations for women. Despite PTSD, she refused to give up reporting. Like her hero Martha Gellhorn, Colvin was committed to bearing witness to the horrifying truths of war, and to shining a light on the profound suffering of ordinary people caught in the midst of conflict. Lindsey Hilsum’s In Extremis is a devastating and revelatory biography of one of the greatest war correspondents of her generation.