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  • Jules Verne

    Jules Verne's two novels featuring Captain Nemo (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Mysterious Island), condensed down to two thrilling hours. In 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Marine scientist Professor Aronnax and his stowaway daughter Connie join whaler Ned Land aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln to hunt an aggressive sea monster, believed to be a giant narwhale. When they engage the monster, they find to their astonish­ment it's an electrically-powered submarine, the Nautilus, techno­logically far superior to any vessel known. They are rescued by the ship's enigmatic captain, Nemo... In The Mysterious Island, military engineer Cyrus Smith, his freed slave Neb, and reporter Grace...read more

  • M. K. Gandhi

    To mark the 150th anniversary of Gandhi's birth, DK presents the audiobook of The Story of My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography, narrated by Sagar Arya. Gandhi's non-violent struggles against racism, violence, and colonialism in South Africa and India had brought him to such a level of notoriety and adulation that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. He feared the enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding of his quest for truth rooted in devotion to God. His attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices, celibacy, and...read more

  • M. K. Gandhi

    To mark the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, DK presents the audiobook of The Story of My Experiments with Truth: An Autobiography, narrated by Sagar Arya. Gandhi's non-violent struggles against racism, violence, and colonialism in South Africa and India had brought him to such a level of notoriety and adulation that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. He feared the enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding of his quest for truth rooted in devotion to God. His attempts to get closer to this divine power led him to seek purity through simple living, dietary practices, celibacy,...read more

  • Zadie Smith

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of White Teeth by Zadie Smith, read by Lenny Henry, Sagar Arya, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Ray Panthaki. From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Swing Time, On Beauty and Grand Union 'BELIEVE THE HYPE' The Times 'The almost preposterous talent was clear from the first pages' Julian Barnes, Guardian 'Street-smart and learned, sassy and philosophical all at the same time' New York Times 'Outstanding' Sunday Telegraph The international bestseller and modern classic of multicultural Britain - an unforgettable portrait of London One of the most talked about debut novels of all time, White Teeth is a funny,...read more

  • Vyasa

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Shaheen Khan. This definitive recording includes an introduction by J. D. Smith, read by Sagar Arya. The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. It is of immense importance to the culture of the Indian subcontinent, and is a major text of Hinduism. Its discussion of human goals (artha or 'purpose', kama or 'pleasure', dharma or 'duty', and moksha or 'liberation') takes place in a long-standing tradition, attempting to explain the relationship of the individual to society and the world (the nature of the 'Self') and the workings of karma. © J.D. Smith 2009 (P) Penguin Audio...read more

  • Rabindranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore, India's foremost writer and the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for literature, is perhaps best known for his tender and passionate tales about human yearning and longing. Here then is a collection of eighteen short stories that highlight Tagore's profound vision. The collection begins with The Kabuliwallah, a heartwarming story about the relationship between a father and daughter. In The Postmaster, a young man from Calcutta finds himself adjusting to life in a remote village, and The Hungry Stones, which follows an unlikely encounter at a railway station. Other stories include The Trust Property, The Home-coming, Living or Dead?, The Skeleton, My Fair...read more

  • Amitav Ghosh

    From the award-winning author of the bestselling epic Ibis trilogy comes a globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel about family and heritage. “With sweeping exuberant style and extraordinary linguistic facility, Ghosh takes us into a world where desperate refugees trickle through borders like water from melting ice, but where massing animals find no escapes. Old legends and ancient myths take on new meaning. The difficulties of characters in the Sundarbans begin to appear the world over as the climate becomes a forcing element. Our ordinary lives with air travel, cell phones, friends in distant places, smart-mouth teenagers, life insurance, money and investment...read more

  • Salman Rushdie

    Brought to you by Penguin. This dazzling collection of short stories explores the allure and confusion of what happens when East meets West. Fantasy and realism collide as a rickshaw driver writes letters home describing his film star career in Bombay; a mispronunciation leads to romance and an unusual courtship in sixties London; two childhood friends turned diplomats live out fantasies hatched by Star Trek; and Christopher Columbus dreams of consummating his relationship with Queen Isabella. With one foot in the East and one foot in the West, this collection reveals the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between the two. © Salman Rushdie 1994 (P) Penguin Audio...read more

  • Hafsa Zayyan

    Brought to you by Penguin. WINNER of the Merky Books New Writers' Prize 'A remarkably accomplished, polished debut.' MALORIE BLACKMAN 'Rightfully tipped for greatness' SUNDAY TIMES 'This moving tale of love and loss ... is well worth the wait' INDEPENDENT '[W]hat's distinctive is the modern, multi-ethnic vision of masculinity she presents and the solidarity that emerges from it ... undeniably powerful too.' GUARDIAN '[A] sprawling and epic dual narrative ... woven together with gentle urgency; sensitive and with a rare perspective on how our mixed race backgrounds can help form feelings of both internal power and conflict.' I-D MAGAZINE 'You can't stop birds from flying, can you,...read more

  • Mark Billingham

    DI Nicola Tanner needs Tom Thorne's help. Her partner, Susan, has been brutally murdered and Tanner is convinced that it was a case of mistaken identity-that she was the real target. The murderer's motive might have something to do with Tanner's recent work on a string of cold-case honor killings she believes to be related. Tanner is now on compassionate leave but insists on pursuing the case off the books and knows Thorne is just the man to jump into the fire with her. He agrees but quickly finds that working in such controversial territory is dangerous in more ways than one. And when a young couple goes missing, they have a chance to investigate a case that is anything but cold. Racing...read more

  • Anonymous

    Sanskrit for 'Song of the Lord', the Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu epic that constitutes part of the faith's vast cornerstone work, the Mahabharata. The book provides timeless truths and indispensible advice for believers trying to overcome internal tensions, doubt and indecision. The teachings are conveyed in the form of a dialogue between the Pandava general Arjuna and the deity Krishna, who helps Arjuna understand his position in the Kurukshetra War, and guides him towards the right course of action. The Gita's treatment of duty and devotion has inspired many, including the peaceful activist Mahatma Gandhi, who referred to it as his 'spiritual dictionary'. **Contact Customer...read more

  • Amitav Ghosh

    From the award-winning author of the bestselling epic Ibis trilogy comes a globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel about family and heritage. Bundook. Gun. A common word, but one that turns Deen Datta's world upside down. A dealer of rare books, Deen is used to a quiet life spent indoors. But as his once-solid beliefs begin to shift, he is forced to set out on an extraordinary journey, one that takes him from India to Los Angeles and Venice via a tangled route through the memories and experiences of those he meets along the way. There is Piya, a fellow Bengali-American who sets his journey in motion; Tipu, an entrepreneurial young man who opens Deen's eyes to the realities of growing up...read more

  • Kailash Limbu

    'Sometimes my mind reaches back beyond the fear and the arid landscapes of war, to memories of childhood that fill me with happiness and laughter.' So begins this searingly honest memoir by Kailash Limbu, a serving Gurka soldier who undertook five tours of active service in Afghanistan. Kailash Limbu was in the front line of the fighting in Helmand Province. On dangerous resupply missions and on offensive patrols that took them to the heart of the 'killing zone', he and his men came under frequent attack from Taliban fighters. He talks of other operations in which he has served - and, perhaps most movingly, of the other Gurkha soldiers - the united band of brothers - with whom he serves...read more

  • Sara Nisha Adams

    A new chapter is just beginning… *A finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards for Fiction 2021!* ‘The story is an absolute joy . . . A captivating and exquisitely crafted debut’Sunday Times bestseller, HEIDI SWAIN ‘A love letter to books, reading and the power of connection – absolutely gorgeous’ Sunday Times bestseller, RUTH WARE When Aleisha discovers a crumpled reading list tucked into a tattered library book, it sparks an extraordinary journey. From timeless stories of love and friendship to an epic journey across the Pacific Ocean with a boy and a tiger in a boat, the list opens a...read more

  • Sara Nisha Adams

    A BEST OF SUMMER READ ACCORDING TO NEWSWEEK, PARADE MAGAZINE, NBC NEWS, LITHUB, AND POPSUGAR! 'The most heartfelt read of the summer...a surprising delight of a novel.'--Shondaland An unforgettable and heartwarming debut about how a chance encounter with a list of library books helps forge an unlikely friendship between two very different people in a London suburb. Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life in Wembley, in West London after losing his beloved wife. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his granddaughter, Priya, who hides in her room reading while he spends his evenings watching nature documentaries. Aleisha is a bright but anxious teenager...read more

  • Rohini Nilekani

    Sringeri Srinivas grows sweet bananas on his farm, and yet, no one wants to buy them. Find out what he did with them in this cute story from India. 'Too Many Bananas' (English), written by Rohini Nilekani, illustrated by Angie & Upesh, published by Pratham Books (© Pratham Books, 2010) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver. Read, create and translate stories for free on...read more

  • Subhadra Sen Gupta

    Mahatma Gandhi and his followers have decided to march to Dandi to protest against the unfair salt tax imposed by the British. 9-year-old Dhani who lives at the Sabarmati Ashram wants to go too. This tale captures the spirit behind the momentous event that inspired millions of Indians to join the struggle for Independence. 'Marching to Freedom' (English), written by Subhadra Sen Gupta, illustrated by Tapas Guha, published by Pratham Books (© Pratham Books, 2005) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver. Read, create and translate stories for free on...read more

  • Jeyanthi Manokaran

    Somewhere in a village in India, a kite fight is about to end. the purple kite is defeated and the red kite is the victor, but what's this? The chord has snapped and the kite is now on the run. Can the children catch it or will the kite catcher be able to outrun them? 'The Kite' (English), written by Jeyanthi Manokaran, illustrated by Jeyanthi Manokaran, published by Pratham Books (© Pratham Books, 2016) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver. Read, create and translate stories for free on...read more

  • Partho Sengupta

    Have you ever said, 'See you tomorrow!' and actually meant it? The boy in this story has many friends, who all take him at his word! A funny story about a small boy who has many animal friends. 'See You Tomorrow' (English), written by Tanya Luther Agarwal, illustrated by Partho Sengupta, published by Pratham Books (© Pratham Books, 2006) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver. Read, create and translate stories for free on...read more

  • Gerhard Van Wyk

    Rhino, Crocodile, Giraffe and Zebra all live together in Africa. They also share a common best friend? Can you guess who it is? Learn about the natural world and the most unlikeliest of friendships in this charming story from Jade Mathieson. 'Who Is Our Friend?' (English), written by Jade Mathieson, illustrated by Gerhard Van Wyk, published by Book Dash (© Book Dash, 2016) under a CC BY 4.0 license on StoryWeaver. Read, create and translate stories for free on...read more