Bookworm A Memoir of Childhood Reading By Lucy Mangan
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 195 MB
Overview: When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one.
She was whisked away to Narnia and Kirrin Island and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She wandered the countryside with Milly-Molly-Mandy and played by the tracks with the Railway Children. With Charlotte’s Web she discovered death, and with Judy Blume it was boys. No wonder she left the house only for her weekly trip to the library or to spend her pocket money on amassing her own at home.
In Bookworm, Lucy revisits her childhood reading with wit, love and gratitude. She relives our best-beloved books and their extraordinary creators and looks at the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives. She also disinters a few forgotten treasures to inspire the next generation of bookworms and set them on their way.
Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life – prompting endless rereadings, rediscoveries, and, inevitably, fierce debate – and brilliantly uses them to tell her own story, that of a born and unrepentant bookworm.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised via Wolves via Karen Russell
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 202.6 mb, 7 hrs and 59 minutes
Overview: In the gathering’s identify tale, a pack of ladies raised via wolves are painstakingly reeducated via nuns. In "Haunting Olivia", two younger boys make nighttime journeys to a ship graveyard searching for their lifeless sister, who set sail within the exoskeleton of a big crab. In "Sleepaway Camp for Disordered Dreamers", a boy whose goals foretell implacable tragedies is distributed to a summer season camp for bothered sleepers (Cabin 1, Narcoleptics; Cabin 2, Sleep Apneics; Cabin 3, Somnambulists . . . ). "And Ava Wrestles the Alligator" introduces the exceptional Bigtree Wrestling Dynasty: Grandpa Sawtooth, Chief Bigtree, and 12-year-old Ava, proprietors of Swamplandia!, the island’s number-one Gator Theme Park and Cafe, Ava remains to be mourning her mom when her father disappears, his ultimate phrases to her the swamp maxim "Feed the gators, do not communicate to strangers." Left to seem after 70 incubating alligators and an older sister who might or might not be having intercourse with a succubus, Ava meets the Bird Man, and learns that if you find yourself a child it is regularly laborious to inform the harmless secrets and techniques from those that can kill you if you happen to stay them.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Short Fiction
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Dumped by means of Lucy Hawkins
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 240 MB
Overview: Wedding planner Alex Haynes is left heartbroken and humiliated when his fiance leaves him on the altar. Too ashamed to turn his face in Manhattan once more, Alex flees for his upstate native land and vows by no means to devise any other wedding ceremony once more. When his very best good friend publicizes her engagement, she begs him to rethink his determination. Torn between his responsibility as BFF and his newly received cynicism for romance, Alex reluctantly has the same opinion. Little does he know that by means of agreeing to take action, he is additionally agreeing to paintings together with his highschool bully, Hank Morrison.
Once a faculty soccer famous person heading for greatness, Hank Morrison now runs the inn he inherited from his aunt within the small the town of Redwood. The drawback is, his aunt’s cherished inn is not getting industry, and with the financial institution threatening repossession, Hank must get a hold of a technique to gain cash rapid. When his highschool nemesis and primary love pastime, Alex, presentations up in need of to devise a marriage on the inn, he cannot flip down the type of cash on be offering. Even if it way having to take care of the uptight wedding ceremony planner who all the time idea he was once too excellent for him.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Romance, MM
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The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 280 MB
Overview: Everyone’s invited…everyone’s a suspect…
For fans of Ruth Ware and Tana French, a shivery, atmospheric, page-turning novel of psychological suspense in the tradition of Agatha Christie, in which a group of old college friends are snowed in at a hunting lodge . . . and murder and mayhem ensue.
All of them are friends. One of them is a killer.
During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands-the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves.
They arrive on December 30th, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world.
Two days later, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Mysteries & Thrillers, Suspense
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Caught in the Act by Lucy Felthouse
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 25 MB
Overview: Police Constable David Beckett is just a normal guy, living a quiet life. His only excitement comes from his job-and even that’s not exactly been a barrel of laughs just lately. That is until his colleagues burst into the office one morning, full of tales from the night shift. Tales that cause Dave’s curiosity to get the better of him. Some idle surfing on the Internet opens up a whole world that Dave never knew existed-and he’s fascinated. After watching an amateur video, things escalate quickly and Dave finds himself drawn into a kinky lifestyle that could cost him his reputation-and his job.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction MM
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The Death of Lucy Kyte (Josephine Tey Mystery 5) by Nicola Upson [Audiobook]
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The Death of Lucy Kyte (Josephine Tey Mystery 5) by Nicola Upson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 262 MB
Overview: When bestselling crime author Josephine Tey inherits a remote Suffolk cottage from her godmother, it came full of secrets. Sorting through the artefacts of her godmother’s life, Josephine is intrigued by an infamous murder committed near the cottage a century before. Yet this old crime – dubbed the Red barn murder – still seems to haunt the tight-knit village and its remote inhabitants.
As Josephine settles into the house, she knows that something dark has a tight hold on the heart of this small community. Is it just the ghosts of the Red Barn murder, or is there something very much alive that she needs to fear?
Trapped in this isolated community and surrounded by shadows of obsession, abuse and deceit, can Josephine untangle history from present danger and prevent a deadly cycle beginning once again?
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction
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Thomas, Lucy and Alatau: The Atkinsons’ Adventures in Siberia and the Kazakh Steppe by John Massey Stewart
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 18 MB
Overview: This is the first full biography of an unjustly forgotten man: Thomas Witlam Atkinson (1799 – 1861), architect, artist, traveller extraordinaire, author – and bigamist.
Famous in his lifetime as ‘the Siberian traveller’, he spent seven years travelling nearly 40,000 miles through the Urals, Kazakhstan and Siberia with special authorisation from the Tsar, producing 560 watercolour sketches – many published here for the first time – of the often dramatic scenery and exotic peoples. He kept a detailed daily journal, now extensively quoted for the first time with his descendants’ cooperation.
This is also the story of Lucy, his spirited and intrepid wife and their son Alatau Tamchiboulac, called after their favourite places and born in a remote Cossack fort. They both shared his many adventures and extremes of heat and cold, travelling with him on horseback up and down precipices and across dangerous rivers, escaping a murder plot atop a great cliff and befriending the famous Decembrist exiles.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Horses in Company by Lucy Rees
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 83 MB
Overview: Horses in Company is an in-depth study of the social interaction and hierarchy of horses in the wild. The book discusses how the characteristic behaviour of the herd has developed in response to the natural selection pressures in their evolution, namely that horses are prey animals and not predators, and how this governs the behaviour of domestic horses living together. Through these studies, the book aims to help the reader understand the difficulties that arise between people and horses due to misunderstanding equine behaviour and motivation. Of great interest to all horse owners and riders and illustrated with 60 colour photographs.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Honey: A Global History by Lucy M. Long
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 16 MB
Overview: Whether drizzled into our tea or spread atop our terms of endearment, there’s one thing that is always true about honey: it is sweet. As Lucy M. Long shows in this book, while honey is definitely the natural sweetener par excellence, it has a long history in our world as much more, serving in different settings as a food, tonic, medicine, and even preservative. It features in many religions as a sacred food of the gods. In this luscious history, she traces the uses and meanings of honey in myriad cultures throughout time.
Long points to a crucial fact about honey: it can be enjoyed with very little human processing, which makes it one of the most natural foods we consume. Its nutritional qualities and flavors dramatically reflect the surroundings in which it is produced, and those who produce it-bees-are some of the most important insects in the world, the chief pollinators of wild plants and domesticated crops alike. Showing how honey has figured in politics, religion, economics, and popular culture, Long also directly explores its tastiest use-in our food and drink-offering a history of its culinary place in the world, one sweetened with an assortment of delicious recipes. Lively and engaged, her account will give even the saltiest of us an insatiable sweet tooth.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Food & Drink
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