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  • The Eye Collector
    Written by: Sebastian Fitzek
    Narrated by: Paul Shearer
    4.00 (87 ratings)
    Ready or not, here he comes.... He plays the oldest children's game in the world, hide and seek. Only the Eye Collector plays it to death. It's the same each time. A woman's body is found with a ticking stopwatch clutched in her dead hand. A distraught father must find his child before the boy suffocates - and the killer takes his left eye. Alexander Zorbach, a washed-up cop turned journalist has reported all three of the Eye Collector's murders....
  • Pandemic: The Extinction Files, Book 1
    Written by: A. G. Riddle
    Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    4.20 (48 ratings)
    In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.
  • Unravelling Oliver
    Written by: Liz Nugent
    Narrated by: Sam O'Mahony, Roy McMillan, Kevin Hely, Tracy Keating, Stephen Hogan, Kathy O'Brien, Steven Laverty, Michele Moran
    4.50 (149 ratings)
    Oliver Ryan is a handsome and charismatic success story. He lives in the suburbs with his wife, Alice, who illustrates his award-winning children's books and gives him her unstinting devotion. Their life together is one of enviable privilege and ease - enviable until, one evening after supper, Oliver attacks Alice and beats her into a coma. In the aftermath, as everyone tries to make sense of his astonishing act of savagery, Oliver tells his story.
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  • The World Walker: The World Walker Series, Book 1
    Written by: Ian W. Sainsbury
    Narrated by: Todd Boyce
    4.30 (209 ratings)
    Just outside Los Angeles, a prisoner hidden away for 70 years sits up, gets off the bed and disappears through a solid wall. In Australia, a magician impresses audiences by producing real elephants. Nobody realizes it's not an illusion. Across the world, individuals and organizations with supernatural power suddenly detect the presence of something even they can't understand. At the center of it all, Seb Varden, a 32-year old musician with a secret in his past, slits his wrists, is shot dead and run over on the freeway.
  • Altered Carbon
    Written by: Richard Morgan
    Narrated by: Todd McLaren
    4.30 (347 ratings)
    Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.
  • Darien: Empire of Salt Trilogy, Book 1
    Written by: C. F. Iggulden
    Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    4.50 (82 ratings)
    The city of Darien stands at the weary end of a golden age. Twelve families keep order with soldiers and artefacts, spies and memories, clinging to a peace that shifts and crumbles. The people of the city endure what they cannot change. Here, amongst old feuds, a plot is hatched to kill a king. It will summon strangers to the city - Elias Post, a hunter; Tellius, an old swordsman banished from his home; Arthur, a boy who cannot speak; Daw Threefold, a chancer and gambler; Vic Deeds, who feels no guilt; and Nancy, a girl whose talent might be the undoing of them all.
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  • Blood on the Floor
    Written by: R. R. Haywood
    Narrated by: Rachel Hine
    4.50 (41 ratings)
    Twelve days ago a deadly infection spread across the world. Populations have been destroyed. Law and order are gone. Life as it was known has ceased. The infected are now the strongest species, and survival has become brutal. Heather has survived by hiding. Hiding is her thing. People are bad. What others do to survive is no concern of hers. On a mission for supplies, she makes a decision that not only places her in danger but will change everything she ever knew - or believed in....
  • Time of Contempt
    Written by: Andrzej Sapkowski
    Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    4.60 (537 ratings)
    Geralt the Witcher has fought monsters and demons across the land, but even he may not be prepared for what is happening to his world. The kings and armies are manoeuvring for position, each fearing invasion from across the river, each fearing their neighbours more. Intrigue, dissent and rebellion are on all sides. The Elves and other non-humans are still suffering under decades of repression, and growing numbers join the commando units hidden deep in the forest, striking at will and then dissolving into the trees.
  • Nicholas Nickleby
    Written by: Charles Dickens
    Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    4.70 (197 ratings)
    One of Dickens' early works, Nicholas Nickleby combines comedy and tragedy in a tale of triumph over adversity that is interspersed with Dickens' moving condemnation of society's mistreatment of children and the cruelty of the educational system. Young Nickleby struggles to seek his fortune in Victorian England, yet succeeds despite social injustice, in a story that mirrors Dickens' own rise from poverty to great success.
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  • The Pier Falls
    Written by: Mark Haddon
    Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Daniel Weyman
    4.30 (48 ratings)
    An expedition to Mars goes terribly wrong. A seaside pier collapses. A 30-stone man is confined to his living room. One woman is abandoned on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean. Another woman is saved from drowning. Two boys discover a gun in a shoebox. A group of explorers find a cave of unimaginable size deep in the Amazon jungle. A man shoots a stranger in the chest on Christmas Eve.
  • Trail of Broken Wings
    Written by: Sejal Badani
    Narrated by: Karen Peakes
    4.00 (41 ratings)
    When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she'd fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her soft-spoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay.
  • Lilac Girls: A Novel
    Written by: Martha Hall Kelly
    Narrated by: Martha Hall Kelly, Cassandra Campbell, Kathleen Gati, Kathrin Kana
    4.90 (30 ratings)
    New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement.
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  • Diana: Her True Story - in Her Own Words
    Written by: Andrew Morton
    Narrated by: Andrew Morton, Caroline Langrishe, Michael Maloney, Jennie Bond
    4.40 (58 ratings)
    A reissue of this classic title, updated with never-before-published material from the original taped interviews and with a new introduction by Andrew Morton that reflects on the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the original publication of Diana: Her True Story. One of the world's best-known biographers, Andrew Morton's groundbreaking and controversial biography Diana: Her True Story changed the public's perception of the British monarchy and became an instant global best seller.
  • Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight: A young man's voice from the silence of autism
    Written by: Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell - translator, Keiko Yoshida - translator
    Narrated by: David Mitchell, Thomas Judd
    4.80 (13 ratings)
    Following his groundbreaking international best seller The Reason I Jump, written when he was only 13, Naoki Higashida offers equally illuminating and practical insights into autism from his current perspective as a young man.
  • Uncle Dysfunctional: Uncompromising Answers to Life's Most Painful Problems
    Written by: AA Gill
    Narrated by: Alexander Armstrong
    4.50 (21 ratings)
    From 2011 up until his death at the end of 2016, the inimitable AA Gill reigned supreme as Uncle Dysfunctional, Esquire's resident advice columnist. In this raffish, hilarious, scathing yet often surprisingly humane collection, Gill applies his unmatched wit to the largest and smallest issues of our time. Whether you're struggling to satisfy your other half, having a crisis over your baldness, don't like your daughter's boyfriend or need the definitive rules on shorts, leather jackets and man-bags, AA Gill has all the answers - but you'd better brace yourself first.
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  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
    Written by: Trevor Noah
    Narrated by: Trevor Noah
    4.90 (1508 ratings)
    The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.
  • Made to Stick
    Written by: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
    Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
    4.40 (397 ratings)
    Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.
  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy
    Written by: Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant
    Narrated by: Elisa Donovan
    4.30 (106 ratings)
    After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. 'I was in "the void,"' she writes, 'a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.' Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build.
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  • At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails
    Written by: Sarah Bakewell
    Narrated by: Antonia Beamish
    4.60 (104 ratings)
    Paris, near the turn of 1933. Three young friends meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and their friend Raymond Aron, who opens their eyes to a radical new way of thinking. Pointing to his drink, he says, 'You can make philosophy out of this cocktail!'
  • Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations
    Written by: Thomas L. Friedman
    Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    4.50 (47 ratings)
    From the Pulitzer Prize winner and number one international best-selling author of The World Is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the 21st century. We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your children. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are speeding up - and it is dizzying.
  • The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta
    Written by: Kushanava Choudhury
    Narrated by: Homer Todiwala
    4.30 (3 ratings)
    Everything that could possibly be wrong with a city was wrong with Calcutta. When Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of 12, he had already migrated halfway around the world four times. After graduating from Princeton, he moved back to the world which his immigrant parents had abandoned, to a city built between a river and a swamp, where the moisture-drenched air swarms with mosquitos after sundown.
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  • Koh-i-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond
    Written by: William Dalrymple, Anita Anand
    Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    4.40 (12 ratings)
    The first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor, arguably the most celebrated and mythologised jewel in the world. On 29 March 1849, the 10-year-old Maharajah of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the great Fort in Lahore. There, in a public ceremony, the frightened but dignified child handed over to the British East India Company in a formal act of submission not only swathes of the richest land in India but also arguably the single most valuable object in the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamond.