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    • Jali: The Short Story Collection

    • 6 Original Sci Fi Short Stories
    • By: Chris Beckett, An Owomoyela, Nikesh Shukla, and others
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Damian Lynch, Sophia Nomvete, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Written for audio format, this collection of six science fiction stories draw on themes of arrival, discovery and destination. Commissioned especially for Audible, and narrated by outstanding performers, these stories evoke the traditional storytelling of West African Jali as the unknown and distant are brought to life for audiences.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's Jali Good

    • By Simon on 02-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Good Immigrant

    • By: Nikesh Shukla - editor
    • Narrated by: Nikesh Shukla, Varaidzo, Chimene Suleyman, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 277

    How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that as an actress, the part you're most fitted to play is 'wife of a terrorist'? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you? How does it feel to hear a child of colour say in a classroom that stories can only be about white people? How does it feel to go 'home' to India when your home is really London?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Cecilia M. on 12-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The One Who Wrote Destiny

    • By: Nikesh Shukla
    • Narrated by: Sagar Arya, Sheena Bhattessa, Sudha Bhuchar, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Mukesh has just moved from Kenya to the drizzly northern town of Keighley. He was expecting fame, fortune, the Rolling Stones and a nice girl, not poverty, loneliness and racism. Still, he might not have found Keith Richards, but he did find the girl. Neha is dying. Lung cancer, a genetic gift from her mother and an invocation to forge a better relationship with her brother and her widowed father before it's too late. The problem is, her brother is an unfunny comedian and her idiot father is a first-generation immigrant who moved to Keighley, of all places.  

    Regular price: £18.99

    • How Much the Heart Can Hold

    • Seven Stories on Love
    • By: Carys Bray, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Bernardine Evaristo, and others
    • Narrated by: Grainne Gillis, Jane Collingwood, Jeff Harding, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Love is not a singular concept. In this collection, seven award-winning authors explore seven concepts of love: from philautia (self-love) to agape (love for humanity) and from storge (a natural affection for family) to mania (a frenzied, obsessive love).

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A good idea not successfully developed

    • By Ilaria Bellantuono on 12-03-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Run, Riot

    • By: Nikesh Shukla
    • Narrated by: Lolly Adefope
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    From the editor of The Good Immigrant, an adrenaline-fuelled, powerful YA novel about young people taking charge of their own destiny. A novel about standing up and being counted. Aspiring MC Taran and her twin brother, Hari, never wanted to move to Firestone House. But when the rent was doubled overnight and Dad's chemo meant he couldn't work, they had to make this tower block their home. It's good now, though; they feel part of something here. When they start noticing boarded-up flats and glossy fliers for expensive apartments, they don't think much of it - until Hari is caught up in a tragedy, and they are forced to go on the run. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy teenage action-drama

    • By K. J. Noyes on 13-08-18

    Regular price: £16.99