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What We’re Listening to this Month

Audio Books

My Life with Murderers – written and read by David Wilson

My Life with Murderers tells the story of David’s journey from idealistic prison governor to expert criminologist and professor. He has spent his entire life working with violent men – especially men who have committed murder. His career so far has seen him sat across a table with all sorts of killers: sometimes in a tense interview; sometimes sharing a cup of tea (or something a little stronger); sometimes looking them in the eye to tell them they are a psychopath. Some of these men became David’s friends; others would still love to kill him. With experience unlike any other, David’s story is a fascinating and compelling study of human nature.

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Travellers in the Third Reich – Julia Boyd, read by Stephanie Racine

The Sunday Times bestseller, Daily Telegraph’s Best Book of 2017 and a Guardian ‘Readers’ Choice Best Book of 2017 is now available in audio for the first time.

Travellers in the Third Reich is an extraordinary history of the rise of the Nazis based on fascinating first-hand accounts, drawing together a multitude of voices and stories, including students, politicians, musicians, diplomats, schoolchildren, communists, scholars, athletes, poets, journalist, fascists, artists, tourists, even celebrities like Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Beckett. Their experiences create a remarkable three-dimensional picture of Germany under Hitler – one so palpable that the reader will feel, hear, even breathe the atmosphere.

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A Woman of No Importance – Sonia Purnell, read by Juliet Stevenson

This is a compelling and inspiring tale of resistance, heroism, spycraft and overcoming prejudice, based on brand-new and extensive research. Acclaimed biographer Sonia Purnell tells the incredible true and untold story of Virginia Hall, an American woman with a wooden leg who infiltrated Occupied France for the SOE and became the Gestapo’s most wanted Allied spy. The remarkable double life of an American-turned-British spy, Virginia Hall, a ‘bolshie’ woman from Maryland who, determined to overcome a physical disability, successfully infiltrated Vichy France for England’s SOE before America’s entry into WWII and then, three years later, for the SOS, providing crucial intelligence and logistics for the mounting French Resistance and, later, Allied troops.

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Rosewater Insurrection – Tade Thompson, read by Bayo Gbadamosi

The follow up to Rosewater, winner of Audible.com’s Best Science Fiction Audiobook of the Year Award 2018.

The year is 2067. The city of Rosewater is chaotic, vibrant and full of life – some of it extra-terrestrial.

The charismatic mayor, Jack Jacques, has declared Rosewater a free state, independent to Nigeria. But the city’s alien dome is dying. Government forces await its demise, ready to destroy Rosewater’s independence before it has even begun. And in the city’s quiet suburbs, a woman wakes with no memory of who she is – with memories belonging to something much older and much more alien.

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The Stalker – Alex Gray, read by Joe Dunlop

This twisty, heart-stopping crime novel is Glasgow-set crime at its most thrilling. When Detective Superintendent William Lorimer’s wife, Maggie, publishes her first book, he is thrilled for her. But joy quickly turns to fear when a stranger starts following her on her publicity tour. Meanwhile, Lorimer and the MIT are on the search for the murderer of two young women, but can he catch the killer and track down Maggie’s stalker at the same time…? Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and Cara Hunter.

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