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from 07 December 2019 to 14 December 2019

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 S13115
 S14056
 S14239
 S14539
 S14547
 S14548
 S14549
 S14550
 S14551
 S14552
 S14553
 S14554
 S14555
 S14556
 S14557
Books produced in the past    ( Total: 15 )

Nonfiction

  • Title : The secrets of an inspirational (in-spirit) life
    The secrets of an inspirational (in-spirit) life
    • Author : Dyer, Wayne W.
    • Narrator : Wayne W. Dyer. (Male)
    • System Number : S13115
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 5 hours 58 minutes
    • Genre : Self-improvement.
    • Summary :
      Dr.
      Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals that inspiration can be cultivated and be a driving force throughout life, rather than showing up every now and then and just as mysteriously disappearing, seemingly independent of our desire.

  • Title : My Chinese marriage
    My Chinese marriage
    • Author : Franking, Mae M.
    • Narrator : Danielle Cartwright. (Female)
    • System Number : S14548
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 3 hours 23 minutes
    • Genre : Autobiography.
    • Summary :
      Mae Watkins, a University of Michigan student, unexpectedly falls in love with a Chinese international law student in the midst of World War I.
      Mae Watkins, a University of Michigan student, unexpectedly falls in love with a Chinese international law student in the midst of World War I. Despite the socially unacceptable pairing the couple decide to tie the knot and forge ahead with an unsure future. Mae demonstrates her unique ability to observe and describe a foreign culture after their move to Shanghai. She documents in detail her perceptions of Chinese fashion and food in addition to her knowledge of such controversial customs as foot binding and widow suicide. She offers great compassion for her Chinese family, both current and past. This book was ghost written by Katherine Anne Porter and published in Asia in serialized form in 1920. The original manuscript has been lost, but the serial form was subsequently republished. - Summary by Danielle Cartwright

  • Title : Grumpy old women : the official handbook
    Grumpy old women : the official handbook
    • Author : Holder, Judith
    • Narrator : Alison Steadman. (Female)
    • System Number : S14555
    • Collection : Nonfiction
    • Audio Length : 2 hours 15 minutes
    • Genre : Ageing.
    • Summary :
      Addresses body image, visitors, children, poverty, animals, shopping, careers, and yes, grumpy old men themselves.
      Addresses body image, visitors, children, poverty, animals, shopping, careers, and yes, grumpy old men themselves. From the series producer and stand-up comic Judith Holder, Grumpy old women features a diverse, colourful and very grumpy group of celebrities, including Janet Street-Porter, Jenny Eclair, Ann Widdecombe, Germaine Greer, Kathryn Flett and Jilly Cooper. Written with wit, style and sympathy, the book is sure to be a source of both amusement and comfort to women everywhere - grumpy, old or otherwise.

Fiction

  • Title : Letters to the End of Love
    Letters to the End of Love
    • Author : Walker, Yvette
    • Narrator : Narrated by Lorelei St Roas etal and recorded by Jan Angwin etal (Male & Females)
    • System Number : S14056
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 6 hours 43 minutes 9 seconds
    • Genre : Australian fiction.
    • Summary :
      THREE STORIES, THREE SECRETS, THREE MARRIAGES.
      THREE STORIES, THREE SECRETS, THREE MARRIAGES. In a coastal village in Cork in 1969, a Russian painter and his Irish novelist wife write letters to one another as they try to come to terms with a fatal illness. On Australia's west coast in 2011, a bookseller writes to her estranged partner in an attempt to understand what has happened to their relationship. In Bournemouth in 1948, a retired English doctor writes to the love of his life, a German artist he lived with in Vienna during the 1930s. The simple domestic lives of these three couples are set against conversations about intimacy, art, war and loss. Told in a series of unforgettable letters, this is a novel about love and what it means when it might be coming to an end.

  • Title : Snow White must die : Bodenstein & Kirchhoff, book 4
    Snow White must die : Bodenstein & Kirchhoff, book 4
    • Author : Neuhaus, Nele.
    • Narrator : Robert Fass.
    • System Number : S14539
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 47 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and Mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      On a rainy November evening a woman is pushed from a bridge onto the road.
      On a rainy November evening a woman is pushed from a bridge onto the road. More trouble for a small town. Years earlier 2 girls disappeared. Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein were the investigators. Eventually suspects were found and jailed. Oliver has returned to his hometown only to find yet another girl has gone missing.

  • Title : The antiquary
    The antiquary
    • Author : Scott, Walter.
    • Narrator : S. Kovalchik
    • System Number : S14549
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 19 hours 42 minutes
    • Genre : Historical fiction.
    • Summary :
      Illegitimacy, false identity, and bankruptcy are the major elements of Sir Walter Scott's 1816 novel, The Antiquary.
      Illegitimacy, false identity, and bankruptcy are the major elements of Sir Walter Scott's 1816 novel, The Antiquary. Set in the period of the French Revolution, the novel's hero, Lovel, struggles to gain repute and the hand of his beloved despite his uncertain parentage. During these pursuits, he befriends the title's antiquary, Johnathan Oldbuck, who finds Lovel a captive audience to his scholarly studies and a tragic likeness to his own disappointments in love. Readers will discover whether Lovel's acts of bravery and courage ultimately earn him the birth and fortunes of a nobleman. (Summary by S. Kovalchik)

  • Title : For a mother's sins : some mothers will do anything to protect their families
    For a mother's sins : some mothers will do anything to protect their families
    • Author : Allen, Diane
    • Narrator : Anne Dover. (Female)
    • System Number : S14550
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      It is 1870 and railway workers and their families have flocked to the wild and inhospitable moorland known as Batty Green to build a viaduct on the Midland Railway Company's ambitious new Leeds to Carlisle Line.
      It is 1870 and railway workers and their families have flocked to the wild and inhospitable moorland known as Batty Green to build a viaduct on the Midland Railway Company's ambitious new Leeds to Carlisle Line. Among them are three very different women - tough widow Molly, honest and God-fearing Mary Pratt, and Helen Parker, downtrodden by her husband and seeking a better life. When tragedy strikes, the lives of the three women are bound together, and each is forced to confront the secrets and calamities that threaten to tear their families apart

  • Title : Secrets of the shipyard girls
    Secrets of the shipyard girls
    • Author : Revell, Nancy
    • Narrator : Janine Birkett. (Female)
    • System Number : S14551
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 15 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      Sunderland, 1941.
      Sunderland, 1941. Gloria is smitten with her newly arrived bundle of joy, but baby Hope's first weeks are bittersweet. Hope's father is missing at sea and Gloria must lean on her girls for support. Meanwhile, head welder Rosie has turned her back on love to keep her double life secret. But her persistent beau is determined to uncover the truth and if he does, it could ruin her. Meanwhile, Bel and Joe fall in love. But it isn't long before a scandalous revelation threatens to pull them all apart. As the shipyard girls face their own battles, work and friendship give them the strength to carry on.

  • Title : River of salt
    River of salt
    • Author : Warner, Dave
    • Narrator : Henry Nixon. (Male)
    • System Number : S14552
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Genre : Detective and mystery fiction.
    • Summary :
      1961, Philadelphia.
      1961, Philadelphia. After having to give up his brother to save his own life, hitman Blake Saunders flees the Mob and seeks refuge on the other side of the world. Two years later he has been reborn in a tiny coastal Australian town. The ghosts of the past still haunt him, but otherwise Coral Shoals is paradise. Blake surfs, and plays guitar in his own bar, the Surf Shack. But then the body of a young woman is found at a local motel, and evidence links her to the Surf Shack. When Blake's friend is arrested, and the local sergeant doesn't want to know, it becomes clear to Blake - who knows a thing or two about murder - that the only way to protect his paradise is to find the killer.

  • Title : For a father's pride
    For a father's pride
    • Author : Allen, Diane
    • Narrator : Anne Dover. (Female)
    • System Number : S14553
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 10 hours
    • Genre : Domestic fiction.
    • Summary :
      In 1871, young Daisy Fraser is living in the Yorkshire Dales with her beloved family.
      In 1871, young Daisy Fraser is living in the Yorkshire Dales with her beloved family. Her sister Kitty is set to marry the handsome and dangerous Clifford Middleton. But on the eve of the wedding, Clifford commits an act that shatters Daisy's happy life and forces her to give birth to a baby she believes is dead. She is cast out by her family and has no choice but to make her own way in the world. When further tragedy strikes, Daisy sets out for Leeds where she encounters poverty and hardship but also friendship. What she really longs for is a love of her own. But the key to happiness may not be as far away as she thinks...

  • Title : A tapestry of dreams
    A tapestry of dreams
    • Author : Blair, Jessica
    • Narrator : Penelope Freeman. (Female)
    • System Number : S14554
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 12 hours
    • Genre : Romance.
    • Summary :
      As heir to his father's woollen mill, Daniel Bullen is caught between duty and privilege.
      As heir to his father's woollen mill, Daniel Bullen is caught between duty and privilege. One day he will be a wealthy and respected man - but in the meantime his father has authority over him. Daniel takes himself a mistress and for a while is content with his measure of rebellion. Daniel meets Susannah Charlesworth, sole heiress to the prosperous Stockdale Estate and sees a way to becoming twice as wealthy as his father. The marriage Susannah enters into with such high hopes soon becomes a joyless prison. Can Susannah ever find the love and happiness she truly yearns for in this tapestry of dreams?

  • Title : Dark rising
    Dark rising
    • Author : Beck, Greig
    • Narrator : Sean Mangan. (Male)
    • System Number : S14556
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 11 hours 7 minutes
    • Genre : Suspense stories.
    • Summary :
      A cataclysmic event.
      A cataclysmic event. When a massive amount of gamma radiation is detected somewhere beneath the desert of Iran, the world is on edge. Is it a nuclear weapon, or worse? Alex Hunter and his highly trained incursion team is on a mission to find out. When they arrive at the ruins of Persepolis, they find an underground facility but no lab, no weapons, no scientists, not even radiation. A black hole has taken everything. Meanwhile, Iran is preparing for the return of the prophet. Israel is threatening nuclear war. And the details about Alex's special U.S. military venture, code name: Arcadian, have been stolen. Then another gamma spike is detected, and someone, or something, is draining the fluids from the bodies of Iranian soldiers in the desert. A race against darkness. Now it's up to Alex to follow the traces of radiation all the way to the ancient caves of Arak, where he'll come face to face with a creature from his darkest nightmares. Is it game-over for Alex and his team? Or are greater forces at work as the world reaches its natural end-and mankind casts its final judgment?

  • Title : Conduction : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    Conduction : The Writer's Voice Podcast
    • Author : Coates, Ta-Nehisi
    • Narrator : Ta-Nehisi Coates, Deborah Treisman. (Male & Females)
    • System Number : S14557
    • Collection : Fiction
    • Audio Length : 51 minutes
    • Genre : Short stories.
    • Summary :
      Ta-Nehisi Coates reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine.
      Ta-Nehisi Coates reads his story from the June 10 & 17, 2019, issue of the magazine. Coates is the author of the nonfiction books "The Beautiful Struggle," "We Were Eight Years in Power," and "Between the World and Me," which won the National Book Award in 2015. His first novel, "The Water Dancer," from which this story is adapted, will be published in September.

Young Adult Fiction

  • Title : The Smuggler's Curse
    The Smuggler's Curse
    • Author : Jorgensen, Norman
    • Narrator : Narrated by Margaret Harris and Recorded by Else Boon. (Female)
    • System Number : S14239
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 49 minutes
    • Genre : Young Adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Red Read’s life takes an alarming turn when his mother sells him to an infamous smuggler plying his trade off the north-west coast in the closing days of the 19th century.
      Red Read’s life takes an alarming turn when his mother sells him to an infamous smuggler plying his trade off the north-west coast in the closing days of the 19th century. From terrifying encounters with cut-throat pirates to battling the forces of nature in a tropical typhoon, Red is in for the adventure of a lifetime

  • Title : The merrybegot
    The merrybegot
    • Author : Hearne, Julie
    • Narrator : Sian Thomas and Rowena Cooper. (Female)
    • System Number : S14547
    • Collection : Young Adult Fiction
    • Audio Length : 7 hours 41 minutes
    • Genre : Young adult fiction.
    • Summary :
      Spring 1645.
      Spring 1645. In a remote village, rumours of bad magic are spreading, and fingers are pointing at Nell, the cunning woman's granddaughter. With Matthew Hopkins, the WitchFinder General, on his way, Nell is in mortal danger. Summer 1692. Half a century later, the minister's daughter has a confession to make... 12 yrs+