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    • Iceberg Slim

    • A Biography of America's Most Notorious Pimp
    • By: Richard Lewis
    • Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this exceptionally narrated biography, you will get to know an ambitious, ruthless, and vicious man - Robert Beck, more commonly known by his street-earned nickname “Iceberg Slim”. Being one of the most popular and talked about pimps of the last century, there are many stories surrounding the character of Iceberg Slim, some extraordinary and unbelievable, but this audiobook aims to show the listener the true and factual events from Iceberg Slim’s life that shaped him into the notorious pimp he would become, and his life after his pimping career.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • In Montparnasse

    • The Emergence of Surrealism in Paris, from Duchamp to Dalí
    • By: Sue Roe
    • Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
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    In Montparnasse begins on the eve of the First World War and ends with the 1936 unveiling of Dalí’s Lobster Telephone. As those extraordinary years unfolded, the Surrealists found ever more innovative ways of exploring the interior life, and asking new questions about how to define art. In Montparnasse recounts how this artistic revolution came to be amidst the salons and cafés of that vibrant neighborhood.

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Queen Bess

    • An Unauthorized Biography of Bess Myerson
    • By: Jennifer Preston
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
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    When Bess Myerson, the Bronx-born daughter of Jewish immigrants, was crowned Miss America in 1945, she was determined to break down gender barriers and be more than a beauty queen. Then, after more than two decades as a glamorous television personality, Myerson took on corporate America, applying her celebrity as a consumer advocate to become an influential New York City political figure credited with helping elect Mayor Edward I. Koch. Then, in her early sixties, she found love with a much younger married man. The romance put her at the center of a political corruption scandal.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • For Alison

    • The Murder of a Young Journalist and a Father's Fight for Gun Safety
    • By: Andy Parker, Ben R. Williams, Senator Tim Kaine - Foreword by
    • Narrated by: Andy Parker, Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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    On August 26, 2015, Emmy Award-winning 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker was murdered on live television, along with her colleague, photojournalist Adam Ward. Their interviewee was also shot but survived. In the wake of his daughter's murder, Andy Parker became a national advocate for commonsense gun safety legislation. The night of the murder, with his emotions still raw, he went on Fox News and vowed to do "whatever it takes" to end gun violence in America.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Astrid's Survivor Story

    • By: Jennifer Joy
    • Narrated by: Melissa Del Toro Schaffner
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    This is a story about a woman named Astrid who nearly dies of a life threatening disease. Shortly after, her home is destroyed by hurricane Sandy. A therapist serves as the narrative voice in the story as he recounts how her determination and fortitude helps her to strive to overcome extreme hardships and adversities...This story represents how we should never give up fighting for our dreams or our lives.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • War Against the White Man - Geronimo the Hidden History

    • By: Geronimo
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Giuliano
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
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    This audiobook by Geoffrey Giuliano is about the great Indian chief Geronimo, a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Apache tribe. Geronimo's legendary raids and related combat actions were a part of the prolonged period of the Apache-United States conflict, which started with the American settlement in Apache lands following the end of the war with Mexico in 1848. 

    Regular price: £13.79

    • White Hot Grief Parade

    • A Memoir
    • By: Alexandra Silber
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Silber
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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    Alexandra "Al" Silber seems to have everything: brilliance, beauty, and talent in spades. But when her beloved father dies after a decade-long battle with cancer when she is just a teenager, it feels like the end of everything. Lost in grief, Al and her mother hardly know where to begin with the rest of their lives. Into this grieving house burst Al’s three friends from theatre camp, determined to help out as only drama students know how - and they’re moving in for the duration.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Johnny Cash

    • The Redemption of an American Icon
    • By: Greg Laurie, Marshall Terrill
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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    Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon dives deep into the singer’s inner demons, triumphs, and gradual return to faith. Laurie interviews Cash’s family, friends, and business associates to reveal how the singer’s true success came through finding the only Person whose star was bigger than his own. 

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Poison Tree

    • A True Story of Family Terror
    • By: Alan Prendergast
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
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    One cold November night, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, fifteen-year-old Richard Jahnke Jr., ROTC leader and former Boy Scout, waited for his parents to return from celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the night they met. When his father got out of the car, the boy blasted him through the heart with a twelve-gauge pump-action shotgun. Richard's seventeen-year-old sister, Deborah, was sitting on the living room couch with a high-powered rifle - just in case her brother missed. 

    Regular price: £27.49

    • I, Rigoberta Menchú

    • An Indian Woman in Guatemala
    • By: Rigoberta Menchú, Elisabeth Burgos-Debray - Edited by, Ann Wright - Translated by
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
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    Now a global best seller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice and hardship in her early life: her brother, father, and mother were murdered by the Guatemalan military. She learned Spanish and turned to catechistic work as an expression of political revolt, as well as religious commitment. Menchú vividly conveys the traditional beliefs of her community and her personal response to feminist and socialist ideas. 

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Strenuous Life

    • Teddy Roosevelt and the Making of the American Athlete
    • By: Ryan Swanson
    • Narrated by: David de Vries
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
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    In full and intricate detail, featuring an amazing cast of characters from the worlds of politics, athletics, entertainment and more, this is the story of how President Theodore Roosevelt helped shepherd in a sports and fitness revolution that forever changed the complexion of the United States.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Beethoven

    • The Relentless Revolutionary
    • By: John Clubbe
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
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    Beethoven imbibed Enlightenment and revolutionary ideas in his hometown of Bonn, where they were fervently discussed in cafes and at the university. Moving to Vienna at the age of 21 to study with Haydn, he gained renown as a brilliant pianist and innovative composer. In that conservative city, capital of the Hapsburg empire, authorities were ever watchful to curtail and punish overt displays of radical political views. Nevertheless, Beethoven avidly followed the meteoric rise of Napoleon.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Mama Sutra

    • A Story of Love, Loss, and the Path of Motherhood
    • By: Anne Cushman
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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    The Mama Sutra spans an 18-year journey through motherhood as a spiritual practice, chronicling Cushman’s first pregnancy, her daughter's tragic stillbirth, the joyful birth of her son, the “home retreat” of early motherhood, the challenges of parenthood, the diagnosis and gifts of her son’s developmental differences, the meltdown of her nuclear family and its reconfiguration into a new and joyful form, and more. This is a powerful story of the rawness and beauty of life. 

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Nights in White Castle

    • A Memoir
    • By: Steve Rushin
    • Narrated by: Greg Baglia
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
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    Picking up where he left off in his acclaimed memoir Sting-Ray Afternoons, Steve Rushin brilliantly captures a bygone era, and the thrills of new adulthood in the early 80s. It begins in Bloomington, Minnesota, with a 13-year-old kid staging his own author photo that he hopes will someday grace the cover of a book jacket. And it ends at a desk in the legendary Time & Life building, with that same boy - now in his early 20s and writing professionally - reflecting on how the hell he got there from what seems like a distant universe.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Pitching in a Pinch

    • Baseball from the Inside
    • By: Christy Mathewson
    • Narrated by: Kyle Tait
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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    Christy Mathewson was one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the “Five Immortals,” he was an unstoppable force on the mound, winning at least 22 games for 12 straight seasons and pitching three complete-game shutouts in the 1905 World Series. Pitching in a Pinch, his witty and digestible book of baseball insights, stories, and wisdom, was first published over a hundred years ago and presents listeners with Mathewson’s plainspoken perspective on the diamond of yore.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War

    • By: Marcia Mitchell, Thomas Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Harriet Dunlop
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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    In January 2003, 28-year-old GCHQ translator Katharine Gun received an email from the US National Security Agency that would turn her world upside down. The message requested Katharine’s assistance in co-ordinating an illegal US-UK spy operation which would secure UN authorisation for the Iraq invasion. Horrified, she decided to leak the information to the British press. Katharine’s decision would change her life forever, as she was arrested under the Official Secrets Act whilst becoming a cause célèbre for political activists.

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Good Evening, Friends

    • A Broadcaster Shares His Life
    • By: Dave Ward, Jim McGrath
    • Narrated by: Dave Ward
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
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    In Good Evening, Friends, Houston's iconic Eyewitness News anchor Dave Ward shares his untold personal and professional stories. Known as “the most trusted voice in Houston”, Ward first joined ABC's KTRK-Channel 13 in 1966 and today hosts Dave Ward's Houston on ABC13. His journey from a simple life as the son of an East Texas pastor to become a welcome daily presence in the homes of millions of Houstonians unfolds as if it were preordained.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • American Icon Henry Ford: The Hidden History

    • By: Henry Ford
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Giuliano
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
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    The great Henry Ford was the unforgettable American captain of industry and unequalled business magnate who founded the Ford Motor Company and the unequalled force behind the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Here, in this unique and very accessible audiobook, Ford tells his own story. A must for businessmen everywhere and a lauded addition to all school and university systems. A true audio treasure!  

    Regular price: £13.79

    • American Icon Mark Twain: The Hidden History

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Giuliano
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
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    Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was a uniquely American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the latter often called "The Great American Novel". We know the work but what about the great man behind it? In this well-told audiobook, Twain speaks about particulars of his turbulent life and times. A must-have addition to all university and school systems. 

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Mudlarking

    • By: Lara Maiklem
    • Narrated by: Lara Maiklem
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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    Lara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over 15 years, in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. These objects tell her about London and its lost ways of life. Moving from the river's tidal origins in the west of the city to the point where it meets the sea in the east, Mudlarking is a search for urban solitude and history on the River Thames, what Lara calls 'the longest archaeological site in the world'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A book about a very interesting subject.

    • By Frankieg3 on 20-08-19

    Regular price: £14.99

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