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Audiobooks are the fastest growing format in publishing. We are all now conditioned to seek out entertainment when completing tasks that would normally be seen as downtime: waiting for an appointment or stuck in traffic are now opportunities to engage in the act of being read to, and and to be entertained along the way. Here are some of the most popular audiobooks on the market.
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter. This is a fabulous six-CD audio box-set containing the entire collection of stories by Beatrix Potter, complete and unabridged. The 23 tales in this giftset, have never lost their popularity, and sell in their millions all over the world. Meet again the famous characters that children love and adore ...Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle-Duck and many more. These stories are…

The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter. This is a fabulous six-CD audio box-set containing the entire collection of stories by Beatrix Potter, complete and unabridged. The 23 tales in this giftset, have never lost their popularity, and sell in their millions all over the world. Meet again the famous characters that children love and adore ...Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle-Duck and many more. These stories are…

Roald Dahl's Phizz-whizzing Audio Collection by Roald Dahl. This is a beautifullly presented audio-CD tin containing audiobooks of three of Roald Dahl's best-loved stories. Spread over eight CDs, these three sumptuous recordings are complete and unabridged, allowing listeners to enjoy Dahl's work word for word. The stories in this collection have all been skilfully brought to life by James Bolam, Geoffrey Palmer, and Andrew Sachs.

Roald Dahl's Phizz-whizzing Audio Collection by Roald Dahl. This is a beautifullly presented audio-CD tin containing audiobooks of three of Roald Dahl's best-loved stories. Spread over eight CDs, these three sumptuous recordings are complete and unabridged, allowing listeners to enjoy Dahl's work word for word. The stories in this collection have all been skilfully brought to life by James Bolam, Geoffrey Palmer, and Andrew Sachs.

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better by Pema Chodron. When her granddaughter was accepted to Naropa University, the celebrated author Pema Chödrön promised that she'd speak at the commencement ceremony. Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better contains the wisdom shared on that day. "What do we do when life doesn't go the way we hoped?" begins Pema "We say, 'I'm a failure." But what if failing wasn't just "okay," but the most direct way to becoming a more complete, loving, and fulfilled human being?

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Stop Saying You're Fine by Mel Robbins. Right now, over 100 million Americans secretly feel frustrated and bored with their lives. If you've come to regard yourself as your own worst enemy; if you constantly daydream and wonder, Is this all there is? ; if you have a tendency, when asked how you're doing, to just say Fine, you may be one of them. If this sounds familiar, there's clearly something missing from your life. This book will help you discover what it is, and how to win it back.

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson. What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mindexpanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and…

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... and Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven. The Admiral's original speech went viral with over 10 million views. Building on the core tenets laid out in his speech, he now recounts tales from his own life and from those of people he's encountered who dealt with hardship and made tough decisions with determination, compassion, honor, and courage. Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom…

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Start with Why by Simon Sinek. This audio book is for anyone who wants to inspire others or who wants to find someone to inspire them. Read by the author!

Listen to a free sample or buy Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (Unabridged) by Simon Sinek on iTunes on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces.

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy (Audiobook CD)

The World of David Walliams: Bumper-tastic CD Story Collection. David Walliams' Dahl-esque books are hugely popular with children and many of them have been adapted into hit BBC shows. Here are 8 of his books in audiobook format, so the whole family can listen and laugh to them - wherever you go!  All the stories are read by David himself and on some of them he's joined by special guests including Nitin Ganatra, Michael Gambon and his old Little Britain partner Matt Lucas.

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The World of David Walliams CD Story Collection. Reading through the likes of Gangsta Granny, Ratburger and Mr. Stink with trademark zeal, David will keep the whole family entertained on any long journeys as he voices his much-loved characters and tells his enchanting stories, with a tiny bit of help from Little Britain cohort Matt Lucas.

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The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.  Assigned to review an exclusive North Sea luxury cruise, travel journalist Lo Blacklock witnesses a woman being thrown overboard and is baffled when all passengers remain accounted for, a nightmare that unravels as Lo struggles to convince everyone that what she saw was real.

The Woman in Cabin 10 / Ruth Ware. This Book on CD is not available in Middleboro right now, but it is owned by other SAILS libraries. Place your hold today!

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.  a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they…

The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth about Food and Flavor by Mark Schatzker.  Argues that the key to reversing America's health crisis lies in the overlooked link between nutrition and flavor, explaining how technologically advanced but plentiful foods have been rendered less nutritious and taste-appealing.

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The Nature of the Beast: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny.  When a young boy prone to crying wolf goes missing, village newcomers Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache join a frantic search for the child only to stumble on a community secret about a long-ago betrayal and murder.

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