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    • On the High Wire

    • By: Philippe Petit, Paul Auster
    • Length: 5 hrs
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    In this poetic handbook, written when he was just 23, the world-famous high-wire artist Philippe Petit offers a window into the world of his craft. Petit masterfully explains how preparation and self-control contributed to such feats as walking between the towers of Notre Dame and the World Trade Centre. Addressing such topics as the rigging of the wire, the walker's first steps, his salute and exercises, and the work of other renowned high-wire artists, Petit offers us a book about the ecstasy of conquering our fears and reaching for the stars.

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    • The Silver Spitfire

    • The Legendary WWII RAF Fighter Pilot in his Own Words
    • By: Wg Cdr Tom Neil
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    A brilliantly vivid Second World War memoir by one of 'the Few' Spitfire fighter pilots. Following the D-Day landings, Battle of Britain hero Tom Neil was assigned as an RAF liaison to an American fighter squadron. As the Allies pushed east, Neil commandeered an abandoned Spitfire as his own personal aeroplane. Erasing any evidence of its provenance and stripping it down to bare metal, it became the RAF's only silver Spitfire. Alongside his US comrades, he took the silver Spitfire into battle until, with the war's end, he was forced to make a difficult decision.

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    • Three-a-Penny

    • By: Lucy Malleson
    • Length: 5 hrs
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    Three-A-Penny describes what it is like to be a woman in a man's world - about the ups and downs of earning a living as a writer in the 1920s and 30s. Lucy Malleson wrote over 70 crime novels and was part of what is often referred to as the Golden Age of crime writing. But in order to be published she used a male pseudonym, and successfully concealed her true identity for many years.

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    • Conquering the Iron Giant

    • The Life and Extreme Times of an Off-road Motorcyclist
    • By: Graham Jarvis
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    Graham Jarvis has been at the top of off-road motorcycling for the best part of 25 years and has competed in hundreds of competitions and races all over the world, from TV's Junior Kickstart in the early 1990s to the fabled and ridiculously perilous two-day Italian event Hell's Gate, which he has dominated in recent years and which is one of motorsport's most feared events. Having excelled at Trials and Enduro, Graham moved into the high-ocatane world of Extreme Enduro, one of the most exhilarating sports on two wheels, in 2011.

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    • Private Parts

    • How to Really Live with Endometriosis
    • By: Eleanor Thom
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Thom
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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    How to live happily and well with endometriosis, from someone who has tried everything and lived to tell (and laugh at) the tale. Part memoir, part guide book and part survival guide, Private Parts retraces Eleanor's own journey with endometriosis, offering listeners practical, down-to-earth and friendly advice covering everything from what actually happens in an internal exam, to finding the right specialist for you, the perfect post-op wardrobe and to why you should look to Frida Kahlo for inspiration in your darkest moments.

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    • The Lost Homestead

    • Mahatma Gandhi, My Family and The Legacy of Empire
    • By: Marina Wheeler
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    On 3 June 1947, as British India descended into chaos, its division into two states was announced. For months the violence and civil unrest escalated. With millions of others, Marina Wheeler's mother Dip Singh and her Sikh family were forced to flee their home in the Punjab, never to return. Through her mother's memories, accounts from her Indian family and her own research in both India and Pakistan, she explores how the peoples of these new nations struggled to recover and rebuild their lives.   

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    • Chelsea Manning 2020 Memoir

    • By: Chelsea Manning
    • Length: Not Yet Known
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    In 2010, Chelsea Manning, working as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army in Iraq, disclosed 720,000 classified military documents that she had smuggled out via the memory card of her digital camera. In March 2011, the US Army sentenced Manning to 35 years in military prison, charging her with 22 counts relating to the unauthorized possession and distribution of classified military documents. The day after her conviction, Manning declared her gender identity as a woman and began to transition.

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    • How to Grow Old

    • By: John Bishop
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    How to Grow Old is John’s offering to the world. With sage advice on how to avoid the common pitfalls of age, intimate confessions and spit-your-dentures-out hilarious commentary on his own advancing years, this is his observational comic writing at its very best. If you were concerned about how not to be boring or how to get rid of your should-be-old-enough-to-manage kids, this audiobook has the answers.

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    • I, Robot

    • How to Be a Footballer, Book 2
    • By: Peter Crouch
    • Narrated by: Peter Crouch
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    In How to be a Footballer, Peter Crouch took us into a world of bad tattoos and even worse haircuts, a world where you’re on the pitch one minute, spending too much money on a personalised number plate the next. In I, Robot, he lifts the lid even further on the beautiful game. We will learn about Gareth Bale’s magic beans, the Golden Rhombus of Saturday night entertainment, and why Crouchy’s dad walks his dog wearing an England tracksuit from 2005. 

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    • They Don’t Teach This

    • By: Eniola Aluko
    • Narrated by: Eniola Aluko
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    First class honours law degree. 102 appearances for England women’s national football team. First female pundit on Match of the Day. UN Women UK ambassador. Guardian columnist. All of these achievements belong to Eni Aluko, who, with her memoir They Don't Teach This, is keen to share her experiences, aiming to inspire listeners to be the best possible versions of themselves. 

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    • Before We Was We

    • The Making of Madness by Madness
    • By: Mike Barson, Mark Bedford, Chris Foreman, and others
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Before We Was We by Mike Barson, Mark Bedford, Chris Foreman, Graham McPherson, Cathal Smyth, Lee Thompson and Dan Woodgate. The band's official audiobook. North London. The 1970s. Amid a grim landscape of bomb sites, squats, public baths and rough pubs, a loose gang of misfits and outsiders started making music together - riding freight trains, spraying graffiti, stealing records, clothes and musical instruments. Escaping the fringes of criminality, they formed a band....

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    • Relentless

    • By: Dean Stott
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    Everybody has heard the SAS motto that who dares wins, but special forces warrior Dean Stott also lives his life by another powerful mantra - that of the relentless pursuit of excellence. In 16 years of service, Dean rose to the top of Britain's fighting force, taking part of some of the most daring and dangerous operations in the war on terror. But then, following a horrific parachuting accident, Dean's dream career was cut short, and his ethos was put to its toughest test.  

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    • Finding My Voice

    • By: Nadiya Hussain
    • Narrated by: Nadiya Hussain
    • Length: 2 hrs
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    Born to parents who emigrated from Bangladesh to Britain, Nadiya Hussain's first roles were those of daughter and sister. Considering her later identities as a devout Muslim entering an arranged marriage and becoming a wife and mother herself, Nadiya questions the barriers that many women, no matter who they are or where they live, have to cross in order to be accepted or heard. Importantly, she shows us how, at the core of it all, we are essentially tackling the same issues throughout our lives despite our cultural, social and religious differences.    

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    • I Never Said I Loved You

    • By: Rhik Samadder
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    On an unlikely backpacking trip, Rhik and his mother find themselves speaking openly for the first time in years. Afterwards, the depression that has weighed down on Rhik begins to loosen its grip for a moment - so he seizes the opportunity: to own it, to understand it, and to find out where it came from. Through this begins a journey of investigation, healing and recovery. Along the way Rhik learns some shocking truths about his family, and realises that, in turn, he will need to confront the secrets he has long buried.

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    • The Hard Way

    • Adapt, Survive and Win
    • By: Mark Billingham
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    Billy is a highly-decorated veteran; with a reputation for excellence, honesty and integrity not only supporting his comrades Ant Middleton, Jason Fox and Ollie Ollerton, but equally intimidating and inspiring the contestants who take on the gruelling challenges each week. The Hard Way details Billy’s story thus far, but will also educate and enthral those wishing to seek a challenge and conquer it - the SAS way.

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    • Glastonbury 50

    • The Official Story of Glastonbury Festival
    • By: Emily Eavis, Michael Eavis
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    The story begins in 1970. The day after Jimi Hendrix's death...dairy farmer Michael Eavis invites revellers to his field in Somerset to attend a 'Pop, Folk & Blues' festival. Tickets are £1 each, enticing more than a thousand customers with the promise of music, dance, poetry, theatre, lights and spontaneous entertainment - as well as free milk from his own Worthy Farm cows. Fast forward through five tumultuous decades and the Eavis's vision now encompasses a gigantic 'city in the fields', with a total annual population nearing a quarter of a million. 

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    • More Than Likely

    • A Memoir
    • By: Dick Clement, Ian le Frenais
    • Narrated by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais are the creators of some of British television's most beloved comedies. Essex-born Clement teamed up with Geordie insurance salesman La Frenais in the early 1960s and scripted a series about two young pals from Newcastle, The Likely Lads, which became one of BBC Two's first hits. The duo went on to create the classic sitcoms Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Porridge starring Ronnie Barker, and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

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    • Ian McKellen

    • The Biography
    • By: Garry O'Connor
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    Sir Ian McKellen is that rarest of characters: a celebrity whose distinguished political and social service has transcended his enormous fame and international stardom to reach far beyond the stage and screen. The breadth of his endeavour - professional, personal and political - has been truly staggering. Of some four-hundred stage and film roles, there are only three, in his own estimation, of which he has not been proud. Iconic roles have not been in short supply: Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings being perhaps the most universally-recognised and well-loved. 

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    • Home Work

    • A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
    • By: Julie Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs
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    In Home Work, Julie describes her years in Hollywood - from the incredible highs to the challenging lows. Not only does she detail her work in now-classic films and her collaborations with giants of cinema and television; she also unveils her personal story of adjusting to a new and often daunting world, dealing with the demands of unimaginable success, being a new mother, moving on from her first marriage, embracing two stepchildren, adopting two more children, and falling in love with the brilliant and mercurial Blake Edwards. The pair worked together in numerous films.

    • A Memoir of My Hollywood Years
    • By: Julie Andrews
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Release date: 10-15-19
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    • LeBron, Inc.

    • The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete
    • By: Brian Windhorst
    • Narrated by: Chris Abell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
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    With eight straight trips to the NBA Finals, LeBron James has proven himself one of the greatest basketball players of all time. And like Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan before him, LeBron has also become a global brand and businessman who has altered the way professional athletes think about their value, maximise their leverage and use their voice.    

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