Written and Narrated By: Neil Gaiman
A creative call to arms from the mind of Neil Gaiman. Art Matters will inspire its listeners to seize the day in the name of art.
Be bold. Be rebellious. Choose art. It matters.
Neil Gaiman once said that ‘the world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before’. This audiobook is the embodiment of that vision. Drawn together from speeches, poems and creative manifestos, Art Matters explores how reading, imagining and creating can change the world, and will be inspirational to young and old.
By: Brooke Preston, Caitlin Kunkel, Carrie Wittmer, Fiona Taylor
Narrated By: Bridget Christie
He calls me into his office and closes the door…to promote me. He promotes me again and again. I am wild with ecstasy.
Your boss gives you a pay rise, the hotshot producer recognises your talents, the pizza delivery guy hopes you’ve got a box set to watch with your extra-large pizza. Prepared to be satisfied…at last.
Sometimes a plumber is just a plumber. Get what you really want this year with dozens of literary quickies to tantalise and titillate even the most world-weary feminist.
A wickedly funny satirical listen for the feminist in your household and a provocative, subversive response to #metoo and Time’s Up.
By: Peter May
Narrated By: Peter Forbes
Li Yan and Margaret Campbell return in a new story, years after the dramatic conclusion of Chinese Whispers.
‘I saw your missing girl at a ghost wedding last week. She was the bride.’
It has been a whirlwind few years for Li Yan and Margaret Campbell. Nowadays, both are busy juggling their huge professional workloads – Li as the newly promoted chief of Beijing’s serious crime squad and Campbell as lecturer at the University of Public Security – with the day-to-day raising of their young son, Li Jon.
When a desperate mother appeals to Campbell’s own maternal instincts, Li agrees to look into the disappearance of a 17-year-old Beijing girl, Jiang Meilin. Yet Li’s investigation soon turns from a favour into a full-scale murder enquiry. And when he receives an anonymous note, he learns Jiang Meilin’s death is tied to a dangerous underground trade and a dark marital rite from China’s past.
Written and Narrated By: Jen Sincero
From the number one New York Times best-selling author, pocket-size inspiration and guidance to keep your transformation on track.
For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing towards success, You Are a Badass Every Day is the companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty and driven.
In 100 exercises, reflections and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep your focus unwavering, this guide will show you how to keep the breakthroughs catalyzed by Sincero’s iconic books You Are a Badass and You Are a Badass at Making Money going.
Owning your power to ascend to badassery is just the first step in creating the life you deserve – You Are a Badass Every Day is the accountability buddy you can keep in your back pocket to power through obstacles, overcome the doubts that hold you back from greatness and keep the fires of determination roaring while you reach your goals.
By: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
Narrated By: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mariska Hargitay
From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking hit musical, Hamilton.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical, Hamilton, is as revolutionary as its subject: the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States.
Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap and claims the origins of the United States for a diverse new generation.
Hamilton: The Revolution gives listeners an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages – ‘since before this was even a show’, according to Miranda – traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later.
In addition Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, all of which are included here. Their account features exclusive looks into notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself.
The audiobook does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became an international phenomenon: it demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don’t throw away their shots.
By: Ben Aaronovitch
Narrated By: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
There’s something going bump on the Metropolitan line, and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly whom to call.
It’s PC Peter Grant’s specialty….
Only it’s more than going ‘bump’. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter – making the follow-up interviews rather difficult.
So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition.
Because finding the ghosts and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.
By: Andrew Sean Greer
Narrated By: Robert Petkoff
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2018.
Who says you can’t run away from your problems?
Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn 50. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: it is from an ex-boyfriend of nine years who is engaged to someone else. Arthur can’t say yes – it would be too awkward; he can’t say no – it would look like defeat. So, he begins to accept the invitations on his desk to half-baked literary events around the world.
From France to India, Germany to Japan, Arthur almost falls in love, almost falls to his death, and puts miles between him and the plight he refuses to face. Less is a novel about mishaps, misunderstandings and the depths of the human heart.