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  • The best crime fiction of 2019
    The Irish Times Books Podcast
    40:49
    1,407

    Welcome to The Irish Times Books Podcast. In this latest episode, Martin Doyle talk to The Irish Times’s two regular crime fiction reviewers, Declan Burke and Declan Hughes, both acclaimed crime writers themselves, about their favourite crime fiction of 2019. So get your pen and paper ready to take note of some excellent suggestions for your crime reading pleasure.

  • How to Have Meaningful Conversations by Sarah Rozenthuler
    Bolinda audio
    03:11
    Audiobooks
    206

    Do you feel stuck for words at crucial moments? Do you find you haven't really been heard? Does your communication let you down? Speech is our key tool for moving forward in every aspect of life. Yet, how often do you feel you’ve missed an opportunity or failed to express what mattered most to you? Whether you need to talk with your partner about a relationship problem, or to your boss about your career, this book will give you the know-how to achieve your goals. Discover: • A 7-point plan to help you grow in confidence and achieve lasting results • Real-life case studies of ordinary people who transformed their lives through conversation • Examples of simple changes in approach to create trust, openness and new possibilities Meaningful conversation is the single most effective way to bring about real change and growth in your life. This book shows you how. Can be purchased from Bolinda.com, Audible.com or borrowed from the library using our BorrowBox app.

  • Literary Friction - Minisode Eight
    LiteraryFriction
    31:29
    Entertainment
    0

    For Minisode Eight we were inspired by a question podcaster Isaac Butler asked on Twitter, which was: What’s a Great Book that you read because it was assigned to you that you actually loved? We also asked: Which were the books that really did it for you at school or university? Did you like being set reading, or rebel against it? And were there any books you had to read that almost turned you off for good? Plus all the usual recommendations.

  • Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey, read by Rebecca Lowman
    PRH Audio
    05:17
    283

    For readers of Rachel Cusk, Lydia Davis, and Jenny Offill--a compact tour de force about sex, violence, and self-loathing from a ferociously talented new voice in fiction

    Miranda Popkey's first novel is about desire, disgust, motherhood, loneliness, art, pain, feminism, anger, envy, guilt--written in language that sizzles with intelligence and eroticism. The novel is composed almost exclusively of conversations between women--the stories they tell each other, and the stories they tell themselves, about shame and love, infidelity and self-sabotage--and careens through twenty years in the life of an unnamed narrator hungry for experience and bent on upending her life. Edgy, wry, shot through with rage and despair, Topics of Conversation introduces an audacious and immensely gifted new novelist.

  • In the Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen, Narrated by Joe Arden, Et. Al. (Chapter 18)
    Audible
    20:06
    Audiobooks
    116

    "The perfect blend of soul-crushing angst, laugh out loud wit, and heart-melting romance.” (Helena Hunting, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author) From number one Amazon best seller L.J. Shen comes a new, star-crossed lovers romance about loss, love, and meeting The One when you are too young to know how to keep them. Sometimes you meet people who are out of this world, so you make them a part of yours. A one-night stand born from vengeance in a foreign land. An explosive chemistry neither of us could deny. We signed a contract on the back of a Boar’s Head Pub napkin that said if we ever met again, we would drop everything and be together. Eight years and thousands of miles later, he’s here. In New York. And he’s America’s music obsession. The intangible Irish poet who brings record executives to their knees. The blizzard in my perfect, unshaken snow globe. Last time we spoke, he was a beggar with no intention of becoming a king. But a king he became, and now I’m his servant. I’m not the same broken princess Malachy Doherty put back together with his callused hands. I have a career I love. A boyfriend I adore. An apartment, a roommate, a life. I changed. He changed, too. But Mal kept the napkin. Question is, will I keep my word? In the Unlikely Event by L.J. Shen on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B081NRCLJS&source_code=AUDORWS0316179JWF

  • RORY THE DINOSAUR NEEDS A CHRISTMAS TREE by Liz Climo. Read by Michael Mola - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    00:23
    Audiobooks
    109

    When Rory the Dinosaur starts to get excited for Christmas, he notices that his island home doesn't exactly have the best trees around for a festive holiday feel. So he and his dad set out to decorate their home the best way they can--but without the perfect tree Rory is worried that Christmas will be ruined! Can Rory and his friends save the spirit of the season? Comic artist Liz Climo looks at the true meaning of the holidays--spending time with friends and having the love and support of your family--even in a place without any snow or evergreens to speak of. Available March 3, 2020 from Hachette Audio as a digital download from Little, Brown Young Readers. Pre-order here: Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • Mindfulness: Meditation 2 - The Body Scan
    Hachette Audio UK
    14:45
    Audiobooks
    709

    “Want a happier, more contented life? I highly recommend the down-to-earth methods you’ll find in Mindfulness. Professor Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman have teamed up to give us scientifically grounded techniques we can apply in the midst of our everyday challenges and catastrophes.” Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence Life can be relentless, frantic and exhausting - but it doesn’t have to be this way. This is an introduction to Mindfulness, which reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which is recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression. But, more importantly, it also works for the rest of us who aren’t depressed but are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. By investing just a few minutes each day, you can learn the simple mindfulness meditations at the heart of MBCT. This audio edition is an introduction to the technique which will give you the tools to put you back in control and able to enjoy life again.

  • The Universe of Us by Lang Leav, read by Lang Leav
    PRH Audio
    05:13
    82

    A collection of poetry with a celestial theme written and narrated by bestselling author Lang Leav

    Planets, stars, and constellations feature prominently in this beautiful, original poetry collection from Lang Leav. Inspired by the wonders of the universe, the bestselling poetess writes about love and loss, hope and hurt, being lost and found. Lang's poetry encompasses the breadth of emotions we all experience and evokes universal feelings with her skillfully crafted words.

  • OF LOVE AND SHADOWS Audiobook Excerpt
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    04:23
    115

    Listen to an excerpt from OF LOVE AND SHADOWS by Isabel Allende and read by Cynthia Farrell

  • معاشرت - شماره‌ی دو
    Avoc آواک
    30:29
    Storytelling
    3,176

    1- Afro Latin Jazz -Cuban Blues 2- À ma manière, Dalida 3- Full circle, Half moon run 4- Coton Outé, Bleu Jeans 5- Blue Bossa, Dexter Gordon 6- Black trombone, Serge Gainsbourg 7- Du passt auf mich auf, Max Raabe 8- Bote chin, Golnar & Mahan

  • To Keep You Safe by Kate Bradley
    Bolinda audio
    03:28
    Audiobooks
    103

    I had to save you, so I took you.... When ex-soldier-turned-teacher Jenni Wales sees 15-year-old Destiny's black eye, she's concerned. Destiny isn't your average student: she's smart, genius IQ smart, and she's in care. But concern turns to fear when Jenni witnesses an attempt to abduct Destiny from school. With social services and the police not taking the threat seriously, Jenni does the only thing she can think of to keep Destiny safe: she takes her. But the men that are after Destiny are close behind them. What can Destiny know that would make them hunt her? And can Jenni keep her safe? But what if what Jenni thought she saw isn't the truth at all? What if the truth is much darker than either of them want to face? Their journey will take them both to unexpected places, but both are survivors and each will surprise the other in ways they could never have imagined. Can be purchased from Bolinda.com, Audible.com or borrowed from the library using our BorrowBox app.

  • REALM OF ASH by Tasha Suri Read by Soneela Nankani - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    06:03
    Audiobooks
    57

    The fate of an empire rests in the hands of a young woman with magical blood and nothing left to lose, and an outcast prince determined to save his family at any cost, in this "dark, melodious, and memorable" new fantasy (Library Journal, starred review) from the author of Empire of Sand. The Ambhan Empire is crumbling. A terrible war of succession hovers on the horizon. The only hope for peace lies in the mysterious realm of ash, where mortals can find what they seek in the echoes of their ancestors' dreams. But to walk there requires a steep price. Arwa is determined to make the journey. Widowed by a brutal massacre, she's pledged service to the royal family and will see that pledge through to the end. She never expected to be joined by Zahir, the disgraced, illegitimate prince who has turned to forbidden magic in a desperate bid to save those he loves. Together, they'll walk the bloody path of their shared past. And it will call into question everything they've ever believed...including whether the Empire is worth saving at all. "Those with a penchant for lyrical prose, intricate world building, beautifully imagined characters, [and] compelling immersive folklore...need look no further." -- Booklist (starred review) The Books of Ambha Empire of Sand Realm of Ash Available December 10, 2019 from Hachette Audio as a digital download from Orbit. Pre-order here: Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

  • You'll Never See Me Again by Lesley Pearse
    Bolinda audio
    03:40
    Audiobooks
    102

    Betty Wellows is running for her life ... Young Betty dreams of settling down to an ordinary life in Hallsands with her fisherman husband. But when he returns broken and haunted from the Great War, she finds herself persecuted by his distraught mother – and yearns to escape. It is only when a storm devastates the village that Betty sees her chance. Fleeing to Bristol and changing her name to Mabel Brook, she seeks a new life – only to discover destiny has other plans. Penniless and alone, Mabel suffers a brutal attack before being rescued by a psychic named Nora Nightingale. She gets her first taste of those who receive messages from the dead and realises she may have this power herself. But Mabel fears her gift may be a terrible curse as it becomes ever harder to hide from the truth about who she once was – and the tragic life she left behind. Soon Mabel receives her own message and is forced back to the very place she has escaped. A place of heartbreak and perhaps even murder – but to secure her future Mabel must confront her past one last time. Can be purchased from Bolinda.com, Audible.com or borrowed from the library using our BorrowBox app.

  • A Song for You by Robyn Crawford, read by Robyn Crawford
    PRH Audio
    05:22
    373

    After decades of silence, Robyn Crawford, close friend, collaborator, and confidante of Whitney Houston, shares her story.

    Whitney Houston is as big a superstar as the music business has ever known. She exploded on the scene in 1985 with her debut album and spent the next two decades dominating the charts and capturing the hearts of fans around the world. One person was there by her side through it all—her best friend, Robyn Crawford.

    Since Whitney’s death in 2012, Robyn has stayed out of the limelight and held the great joys, wild adventures, and hard truths of her life with Whitney close to her heart. Now, for the first time ever, Crawford opens up in her new memoir, A Song for You.

    With warmth, candor, and an impressive recall of detail, Robyn describes the two meeting as teenagers in the 1980s, and how their lives and friendship evolved as Whitney recorded her first album and Robyn pursued her promising Division I basketball career. Together during countless sold-out world tours, behind the scenes as hit after hit was recorded, through Whitney’s marriage and the birth of her daughter, the two navigated often challenging families, great loves, and painful losses, always supporting each other with laughter and friendship.
     
    Deeply personal and heartfelt, A Song for You is the vital, honest, and previously untold story that provides an understanding of the complex life of Whitney Houston. Finally, the person who knew her best sets the record straight.


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  • Works of Justice 012 - Authoring Advocacy
    PEN America
    02:01:25
    Storytelling
    58

    Authoring Advocacy: Bearing Witness in an Era of Mass Incarceration What is the responsibility of writers to confront our era of mass incarceration, and how do we bear witness without assuming voyeuristic or exploitative perspectives? Featuring 2018 PEN America Writing For Justice Fellows Justin Rovillos Monson and Reginald Dwayne Betts, and Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Witness Program writers Roshan Abraham, Christina Olivares, & Sarah Wang. A closing conversation, moderated by Victoria Law, will explore the ethics, challenges and necessity of writing about mass incarceration from a variety of perspectives and lived experiences. The Asian American Writers’ Workshop is a national nonprofit dedicated to the belief that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Intro by Mark Gallagher Event Photos by Giselle Robledo: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJd5bhu

  • Sailing True North by Admiral James Stavridis USN (Ret.)- "Conclusions"
    PRH Audio
    00:17
    Audiobooks
    44

    https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/580115/sailing-true-north/?ref=PRHD9DF6A1939 Read by: Marc Cashman & Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) From one of the most distinguished admirals of our time and a former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, a meditation on leadership and character refracted through the lives of ten of the most illustrious naval commanders in history In his acclaimed book Sea Power, James Stavridis reckoned with the history and geopolitics of the world's great bodies of water. Now in Sailing True North, he offers a much more intimate, human accounting: the lessons of leadership and character contained in the lives and careers of history's most significant naval commanders. Admiral Stavridis brings a lifetime of reflection to bear on the subjects of his study--on naval history, on the vocation of the admiral with its special tests and challenges, and on the sweep of global geopolitics. Above all, this is a book that will help you navigate your own life's voyage: the voyage of leadership of course, but more important, the voyage of character. Sadly, evil men can be effective leaders sailing toward bad ends; ultimately, leadership without character is like a ship underway without a rudder. Sailing True North helps us find the right course to chart. Simply as epic lives, the tales of these ten admirals offer up a collection of the greatest imaginable sea stories. Moreover, spanning 2,500 years from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, Sailing True North is a book that offers a history of the world through the prism of our greatest naval leaders. None of the admirals in this volume were perfect, and some were deeply flawed. But from Themistocles, Drake, and Nelson to Nimitz, Rickover, and Hopper, important themes emerge, not least that there is an art to knowing when to listen to your shipmates and when to turn a blind eye; that serving your reputation is a poor substitute for serving your character; and that taking time to read and reflect is not a luxury, it's a necessity. By putting us on personal terms with historic leaders in the maritime sphere he knows so well, James Stavridis has in Sailing True North offered a compass that can help us navigate the story of our own lives, wherever that voyage takes us.

  • UNDER OCCUPATION Audiobook Excerpt
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    07:37
    161

    Listen to an excerpt from UNDER OCCUPATION by Alan Furst, read by Peter Noble.

  • Mindfulness: Meditation 4 - Breath And Body
    Hachette Audio UK
    08:18
    Audiobooks
    405

    “Want a happier, more contented life? I highly recommend the down-to-earth methods you’ll find in Mindfulness. Professor Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman have teamed up to give us scientifically grounded techniques we can apply in the midst of our everyday challenges and catastrophes.” Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence Life can be relentless, frantic and exhausting - but it doesn’t have to be this way. This is an introduction to Mindfulness, which reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which is recommended by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression. But, more importantly, it also works for the rest of us who aren’t depressed but are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. By investing just a few minutes each day, you can learn the simple mindfulness meditations at the heart of MBCT. This audio edition is an introduction to the technique which will give you the tools to put you back in control and able to enjoy life again.

  • Sailing True North by Admiral James Stavridis USN (Ret.)- "Conclusions"
    PRH Audio
    00:19
    Audiobooks
    39

    Read by: Marc Cashman & Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/580115/sailing-true-north/?ref=PRHD9DF6A1939 From one of the most distinguished admirals of our time and a former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, a meditation on leadership and character refracted through the lives of ten of the most illustrious naval commanders in history In his acclaimed book Sea Power, James Stavridis reckoned with the history and geopolitics of the world's great bodies of water. Now in Sailing True North, he offers a much more intimate, human accounting: the lessons of leadership and character contained in the lives and careers of history's most significant naval commanders. Admiral Stavridis brings a lifetime of reflection to bear on the subjects of his study--on naval history, on the vocation of the admiral with its special tests and challenges, and on the sweep of global geopolitics. Above all, this is a book that will help you navigate your own life's voyage: the voyage of leadership of course, but more important, the voyage of character. Sadly, evil men can be effective leaders sailing toward bad ends; ultimately, leadership without character is like a ship underway without a rudder. Sailing True North helps us find the right course to chart. Simply as epic lives, the tales of these ten admirals offer up a collection of the greatest imaginable sea stories. Moreover, spanning 2,500 years from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century, Sailing True North is a book that offers a history of the world through the prism of our greatest naval leaders. None of the admirals in this volume were perfect, and some were deeply flawed. But from Themistocles, Drake, and Nelson to Nimitz, Rickover, and Hopper, important themes emerge, not least that there is an art to knowing when to listen to your shipmates and when to turn a blind eye; that serving your reputation is a poor substitute for serving your character; and that taking time to read and reflect is not a luxury, it's a necessity. By putting us on personal terms with historic leaders in the maritime sphere he knows so well, James Stavridis has in Sailing True North offered a compass that can help us navigate the story of our own lives, wherever that voyage takes us.

  • RORY THE DINOSAUR WANTS A PET by Liz Climo. Read by Michael Mola - Audiobook Excerpt
    HachetteAudio
    00:53
    Audiobooks
    56

    When Rory meets his friend Sheldon's pet crab, he realizes he wants a pet of his own. He searches high and low--from tree tops to sand pits--for a creature to love. It's at the end of a long day, when Rory least expects it, that he meets George. Comic artist Liz Climo celebrates the bond between child and pet with her adorable, deceptively simple illustrations and her timeless story of a child's quest for companionship. Available March 3, 2020 from Hachette Audio as a digital download from Little, Brown Young Readers. Pre-order here: Check out our other great titles and more at: http://www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio