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    • Agatha Christie

    • A Mysterious Life
    • By: Laura Thompson
    • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
    • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. A brilliant and award-winning biographer, Laura Thompson now turns her sharp eye to Agatha Christie. Arguably the greatest crime writer in the world, Christie’s books still sell over four million copies each year - more than thirty years after her death - and it shows no signs of slowing. But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet eternally pleasing, puzzlers?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Your Little Grey Cells will love this

    • By tru britty on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Six

    • The Lives of the Mitford Sisters
    • By: Laura Thompson
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 114
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    The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Astonishing Narrator

    • By Claire L. Robinson on 12-20-16
    • The Lives of the Mitford Sisters
    • By: Laura Thompson
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 09-06-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 114 ratings

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Episode 74: High-Fashion Hijabs, Jill Soloway, and Bluesman Blind Joe Death

    • By: David Remnick, Jill Soloway, Nailah Lymus, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Modelling can be a tricky business for Muslim women who cover up. Judith Thurman visits Nailah Lymus, the head of a new modelling agency that represents the modestly dressed, and admires the bright, bold hijabs Lymus designs. Jill Soloway, the creator of Transparent, joins David Remnick in a discussion about her new show, I Love Dick. And two fans of the guitarist John Fahey mourn his difficult life and celebrate his transformational music.

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    • Episode 48: High-Fashion Hijabs, Jill Soloway, and Bluesman Blind Joe Death

    • By: David Remnick, Jill Soloway, Nailah Lymus, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Modelling can be a tricky business for Muslim women who cover up. Judith Thurman visits Nailah Lymus, the head of a new modelling agency...

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    • Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters

    • By: Laura Thompson
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    They were known as the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica and Deborah. Born into country-house privilege in the early years of the 20th century, they became prominent as 'bright young things' in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark - and very public - differences in their outlooks came to symbolize the political polarities of a dangerous decade.

    Regular price: $22.27

    • A Different Class of Murder

    • By: Laura Thompson
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On 7 November 1974, a nanny named Sandra Rivett was bludgeoned to death in a Belgravia basement. A second woman, Veronica, Countess of Lucan, was also attacked. The man named in court as perpetrator of these crimes, Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, disappeared in the early hours of the following morning. The case, solved in the eyes of the law, has retained its fascination ever since.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First part slow, second part gripping

    • By Robyn on 08-04-15

    Regular price: $42.63

    • Supreme Court Rules Spokeo Not Done with Privacy Lawsuit

    • By: Laura Hautala, Ashlee Clark Thompson
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Supreme Court Rules Spokeo Not Done with Privacy Lawsuit" is from CNET.com, published on May 16, 2016. It was written by Laura Hautala and Ahslee Clark Thompson and narrated by Rex Anderson.

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