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The Death Trade - listen book free online

Henry Patterson, known by his pen name Jack Higgins, is a British writer, born on 27 July 1929 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. In 1959, Higgins began writing novels. One of his aliases was James Graham. The growing success of his early work allowed him to take time off from his teaching, and he eventually left the classroom to become a full-time novelist. Patterson's early novels, written unde... Read More

Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilisation - listen book free online

Graham Bruce Hancock is a British writer and journalist born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Hancock spent his formative years in India, where his father worked as a surgeon. Having returned to the UK, he graduated from Durham University in 1973, receiving a First Class Honours degree in sociology. As a journalist, Hancock worked for many British papers, such as The Times, The Sunday Times, The Indepen... Read More

The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy - listen book free online

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist, author, translator and activist who has been an outspoken critic of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin and the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Masha Gessen’s “The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy” seeks to explain how ­Dzhokhar and his older brother, Tamerlan, became the Bombers. Early in Masha Gessen’s book “The Brother... Read More

Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot - listen book free online

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and author. Gessen has written extensively on LGBT rights. Described as "Russia's leading LGBT rights activist," she has said that for many years she was "probably the only publicly out gay person in the whole country." Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot is an account of the Pussy Riot protest, the ensuing global support movement, an... Read More

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia - listen book free online

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist, author, translator and activist. Gessen writes primarily in English but also in her native Russian. In addition to being the author of several non-fiction books, she has been a prolific contributor to such publications as The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, New Statesman, G... Read More

The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin - listen book free online

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist, author, and activist who has been an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin. Gessen is a Moscow native who understands the culture and psychology of Russia. Her family left Russia when she was a teenager, but she returned for a 10-year stay as an independent journalist. In The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, Gessen's analysis o... Read More

The Magician King - listen book free online

Lev Grossman is an American novelist and journalist, most notable as the author of The Magicians Trilogy: The Magicians, The Magician King, and The Magician's Land. Lev Grossman's first novel, Warp, was published in 1997 after he moved to New York City. The Magicians was praised as a triumph by readers and critics of both mainstream and fantasy literature. Now Grossman takes us back to Fillory,... Read More

The Magician's Land - listen book free online

Lev Grossman's New York Times bestseller The Magicians was published in hardcover in August 2009. The book is a dark contemporary fantasy about Quentin Coldwater, an unusually gifted young man who obsesses over Fillory, the magical land of his favourite childhood books. Unexpectedly admitted to Brakebills, a secret, exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, Quentin receives an education i... Read More

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End - listen book free online

Atul Gawande is an American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the i... Read More

The Wilt Inheritance - listen book free online

Tom Sharpe was an English bestselling novelist whose savagely satirical black comedies attacked the injustice of apartheid and the absurdities of academic life. Sharpe was educated at Bloxham School. He then was accepted to Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he read history and social anthropology. In 1951, Tom Sharpe moved to South Africa, where he worked as a social worker and a teacher, befo... Read More

A New Darkness - listen book free online

Joseph Delaney is a retired English teacher living in Lancashire. Delaney became an English teacher at the Blackpool Sixth Form College, where he helped start the Media and Film Studies Department. His first works were written under the pseudonym J. K. Haderack. Beginning with the publication of the first book of The Wardstone Chronicles in 2004, published under his real name, Delaney achieved... Read More

The Dark Army - listen book free online

Joseph Henry Delaney is a British author of fantasy books and the all-time bestseller The Wardstone Chronicles. He first got the idea for the Wardstone Chronicles series when he moved to the village where he lives now and discovered there was a local boggart - ‘a man like me needs boggarts around’. He made a note in his notebook ‘a story about a man who hunts boggarts’ and years later when he h... Read More

Freeze Frame - listen book free online

Peter May is a Scottish television screenwriter, novelist, and crime writer. He received the USA's Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy.  In 2014 Entry Island won both the Scottish Crime Novel of the Year and a CWA Dagger as the ITV Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year. Series The Enzo Files, is set in France and is centred on the... Read More

Blowback - listen book free online

Peter May is a Scottish television screenwriter, novelist, and crime writer. From an early age, he was intent on becoming a novelist but took up a career as a journalist as a way to start earning a living by writing. The series The Enzo Files tells the story of Enzo Macleod, a half-Scottish, half-Italian former forensic scientist that is forced to use his skills once again to solve old cold-cas... Read More

Cast Iron - listen book free online

Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. Series The Enzo Files, is set in France and is centred on the work of half-Italian, half-Scottish Enzo Macleod. This former forensic scientist, now working as a biology professor at a French university becomes involved in applying the latest scientific methods to solve cold cases. In the first novel of this series, Extraordinary People, Enzo is sent on... Read More

Blueeyedboy - listen book free online

Joanne Michèle Sylvie Harris is an English author especially known for her award-winning novel Chocolat. Joanne Harris was born in Barnsley in 1964, of a French mother and an English father. She studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels; The Evil Seed, Sleep, Pale Sister and Choco... Read More

Dead Man's Time - listen book free online

Peter James is an international British writer of crime fiction. He was born in Brighton and was educated at Charterhouse School and went on to Ravensbourne Film School. For a brief period of time whilst at film school, James worked as Orson Welles' house cleaner. Subsequently, he spent several years in North America, working as a screenwriter and film producer, beginning in Canada in 1970 work... Read More

Not Dead Yet - listen book free online

Peter James is a UK No. 1 bestselling author, best known for writing crime and thriller novels, and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. With a total of 13 Sunday Times No. 1s under his belt, he has achieved global book sales of over 19 million copies to date and has been translated into 37 languages. In Not Dead Yet, Roy Grace is back for his 8th case. An anonymous... Read More

Dead Man's Grip - listen book free online

Peter James is the author of several very successful thrillers, two of which have been made into successful TV films. He was born in 1948 and educated at Charterhouse. His interests include criminology, science and the paranormal. He writes a monthly column for Sussex Life magazine. James has written 35 novels, including the International best-selling crime thriller series featuring Brighton-ba... Read More

The Black Book - listen book free online

James Brendan Patterson is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. In November 2015, Patterson received the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation. The Black Book is a t... Read More