The love between a daughter and her mother—and the dark secrets they keep from each other—are at the heart of this wildly imaginative novel that combines elements of The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, and Twin Peaks.
An isolated town.
The remains of a mysterious cult.
And a woman who disappears.
It’s 1985. Pony Darlene Fontaine has lived all her fifteen years in “the territory,” a settlement founded decades ago by a charismatic cult leader. In this strange town run on a sinister economic resource, the women crimp their hair and wear shoulder pads, and the teenagers listen to Nazareth and Whitesnake on their Walkmans. Pony’s family lives in the bungalow at the farthest edge of town, where the territory borders the rest of the wider world—a place none of the townspeople have ever been.
Except for Billie Jean Fontaine, Pony’s mother. When Billie Jean arrived in the territory seventeen years prior—falling from the open door of a stolen car—the residents took her in and made her one of their own. She was the first outsider they had ever laid eyes on. Pony adores and idolizes her mother, but like everyone else in the territory she is mystified by her. Billie Jean refuses to describe the world she came from.
One night, Billie Jean grabs her truck keys, bolts barefoot into the cold October darkness—and vanishes. Beautiful, beloved, and secretive, Billie Jean was the first person to be welcomed into the territory. Now, with a frantic search under way for her missing mother, Pony fears: Will she be the first person to leave it too?
Told from the three unforgettable perspectives of a daughter, a killer dog, and a teenage boy named Supernatural, this novel is startling in its humor and wrenching in its wisdom about the powers, limits, and dangers of love. Heartbreaker is an electrifying page-turner about a woman reinventing herself in order to survive—and a daughter who must race against the clock to untangle the mysteries left in her mother’s wake.
Advance praise for Heartbreaker
“A dark star of a book, glittering with mordant humor and astonishing, seductive strangeness and grace. I am a giant fan of Claudia Dey’s wild brain.”—Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies
“Heartbreaker gave me chills all the way through. . . . I floated in the perfection of its ending. I loved this novel’s shining sensitivity. I loved its every page.”—Sheila Heti, author of Motherhood and How Should a Person Be?
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Mummy Fairy and Me: Fairy-in-Waiting written and read by Sophie Kinsella. Hello. I'm called Ella Brook and I live in a town called Cherrywood. I have blue eyes and dark brown hair. My best friends at school are Tom and Lenka. My worst enemy is Zoe. And then there is my mummy. She looks normal, like any other mummy . . . but she's not. Because she can turn into a fairy. She just has to shut her eyes tight, say 'Marshmallow' . . . and POOF! She's Mummy Fairy. Ella's family has a big secret - her mummy is a fairy! She can do amazing spells with her computawand. Only, sometimes the spells go a bit wrong, and that's when Ella steps in to the rescue. In this brand-new book of magical adventures, there are very naughty monkeys, a swimming pool filled with ice cream, and the best birthday party ever - complete with giant cakes and fairy dust. And after so much fun and adventure, will Ella get her wish and become a magical fairy, just like her mum? Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/ladybird/books/304563/mummy-fairy-and-me-fairy-in-waiting/#JerqGZuVMe5yMQCB.99
Extrait de "Le Seigneur des Anneaux 3 - Le Retour du Roi" de J.R.R. Tolkien lu par Thierry Janssen. ©Editions Audiolib. Parution le 16 août 2018. Le Retour du Roi, dernière partie du Seigneur des Anneaux voit s’achever la quête de Frodo. Toujours accompagné de Sam et Gollum, sa traversée du Mordor pour atteindre la montagne du Destin est plus périlleuse que jamais. Tandis que Gandalf affronte Sauron dans une lutte sans merci, c’est une guerre dévastatrice qui a lieu au pied de Minas Tirith, assiégée par des armées d’orques et de trolls. Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Merry et Pippin combattent avec l’énergie du désespoir pour défendre la cité blanche, et avec elle la Terre du milieu toute entière, face à l’invasion des forces des ténèbres. Chef d’oeuvre de la fantasy, Le Seigneur des Anneaux est sans équivalent par sa puissance d’évocation, son souffle et son ampleur. Ce troisième volume du Seigneur des Anneaux comporte deux appendices issus de l’édition originale : l’appendice A, qui dresse les annales des rois et dirigeants, et l’appendice F, qui aborde la langue des peuples du Troisième Âge. Cette nouvelle traduction (2016) prend en compte la dernière version du texte anglais, les indications laissées par Tolkien à l’intention des traducteurs et les découvertes permises par les publications posthumes proposées par Christopher Tolkien. Thierry Janssen met à nouveau son talent au service de la langue de Tolkien, en livrant une lecture juste et incarnée. La magie opère et vous fait voyager au coeur d’un des plus grands chefs-d’oeuvre de la littérature moderne. https://www.audiolib.fr/livre-audio/le-seigneur-des-anneaux-3-le-retour-du-roi-9782367625591
Listen to an excerpt from EVERYTHING TRUMP TOUCHES DIES by Rick Wilson and read by Rick Wilson
Listen to an excerpt of Ling Ma's SEVERANCE audiobook, read by Nancy Wu. Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and office drone meandering her way into adulthood in Ling Ma’s offbeat, wryly funny, apocalyptic audiobook satire, Severance. Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her boyfriend. So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies halt operations. The subways squeak to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost. Candace won’t be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers? A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Ling Ma’s Severance is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Most important, it’s a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive.
Penguin presents the audio download edition of Turtles All the Way Down by John Green, read by Kate Rudd. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship. Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/188458/turtles-all-the-way-down/#xMIZgaprzXYSs3bX.99
Tom Fletcher, author of The Creakers, has composed this very special song to accompany his magical story. Read about Tom’s inspiration for Different on the Puffin website. Arrangement by Steve Sidwell More about The Creakers: What would you do if you woke up to find all the grown-ups had disappeared? If you're like Lucy Dungston, you'll do anything to get to the bottom of it. With no grown-ups, chaos descends on Lucy's town. Kids are running wild, building roads of trampolines and eating cereal for every meal - but Lucy wants her mum back, and nothing is going to stop her. Not even the monsters who live in the upside-down world beneath her bed...
Listen to an excerpt of Amber Lynn Natusch's DARE YOU TO LIE audiobook, read by Vanessa Moyen. "A quick-witted heroine, a fast-paced plot, and a twisty whodunit mystery kept me on my toes. Fans of Riverdale will adore Kylene Danners and devour this suspenseful story." —USA Today bestselling author, K.A. Tucker From Amber Lynn Natusch comes Dare You to Lie, a thrilling suspense audiobook that will hook listeners from the start When her FBI agent father is framed for murder, Kylene is forced to move in with her grandfather, back to the small town that turned its back on her, and the boy who betrayed her. All Ky cares about is clearing her father’s name, but someone won’t let her forget the photo scandal that drove her away two years ago. As the threats gain momentum, Ky finds an unlikely ally in the annoyingly attractive rookie FBI agent sent to keep an eye on her. Determined to expose the town's hidden skeletons, Ky unwittingly thrusts herself into a much bigger plot. They thought she’d forgive and forget. They’re about to learn they messed with the wrong girl.
Listen to an excerpt of Cixin Liu's BALL LIGHTNING audiobook, translated by Joel Martinsen and read by P. J. Ochlan. "Wildly imaginative." - Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy A new standalone military science fiction adventure from the New York Times best-selling and award-winning author of the Three-Body Trilogy. When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of the mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier in particle physics. Although Chen’s quest provides a purpose for his lonely life, his reasons for chasing his elusive quarry come into conflict with soldiers and scientists who have motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge. Ball Lightning, by award-winning Chinese science fiction author Cixin Liu, is a fast-paced audiobook about what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against a push to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences.
Get it at Big Finish - The Interzone is a fearsome nether-world protecting a zone ruled by the Kromon. Theirs is an arid land of dust and dying trees. Across the landscape are spheres that look like giant anthills. The Doctor believes that within one of these structures lie the clues that will lead him to his lost TARDIS. The spheres are ruled by the insect-like Kromon who covet the TARDIS. When Charley is captured she is forced to metamorphosise into a hybrid-insect Queen and so to save her, the Doctor must barter his knowledge of space-travel technology, all the while knowing that he risks opening up all the realms of space to a rapacious race whose creed is not to create, only to plunder. Written By: Philip Martin Directed By: Gary Russell Cast Paul McGann (The Doctor); India Fisher (Charley Pollard); Conrad Westmaas (C'Rizz); Brian Cobby (The Oroog); Stephen Perring (The Kro'ka/Kromon Voice); Jane Hills (L'da); Daniel Hogarth (Kromon Voice)
Get it at Big Finish - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-kingmaker-247 Doctor Who encounters one of the most notorious characters from the past, as he journeys through time to solve the great Historical Mysteries... Not surprisingly the Doctor becomes mixed up with Richard the third himself, as he tries to unravel the perplexing problem of who exactly killed the Princes in the Tower. Peri and Erimem also encounter a suspicious time traveller. Someone from the Doctor's own past. Someone who shouldn't really be there at all. So who did murder the Princes in the Tower? Perhaps it's best not to ask a question like that. You might not like the answer... Written By: Nev Fountain Directed By: Gary Russell Cast Peter Davison (The Doctor); Nicola Bryant (Peri); Caroline Morris (Erimem); Arthur Smith (Clarrie); Michael Fenton-Stevens (Mr Seyton); Stephen Beckett (Richard; Duke of Gloucester); Marcus Hutton (Henry; Duke of Buckingham); John Culshaw (Earl Rivers); Chris Neill (Sir James Tyrell); Katie Wimpenny (Susan); Linzi Matthews (Judith)
Get it at Big Finish - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-juggernauts-231 In a small mining colony on the dark and distant planet of Lethe, events are occurring the results of which could dramatically affect things on a universal scale. For within the dingy corridors of the artificial biosphere, the lone survivor of a devastating crash has expertly wormed his way into the lives of the colony's personnel. A scientist known as Davros. Separated from one another across space and time, the Doctor and Mel find themselves in very different predicaments: Mel has been employed on Lethe, while the Doctor has been imprisoned aboard an alien spacecraft. Both situations are inexorably linked, however, and at the apex of the two sits Davros and the terrifying possibility of a new threat even more powerful than the Daleks! Rescuing Mel and stopping Davros should be the Doctor's primary goals, but could it be that this time, Mel does not wish to be rescued? And might Davros actually be working on something for the benefit of the civilised galaxies? Written By: Scott Alan Woodard Directed By: Gary Russell Cast Colin Baker (The Doctor); Bonnie Langford (Melanie Bush); Terry Molloy (Davros); Bindya Solanki (Sonali); Klaus White (Geoff); Peter Forbes (Kryson); Paul Grunert (Brauer); Julia Houghton (Loewen); Nicholas Briggs (Dalek/ Mechanoid Voices)
This exciting junior novel is based on My Little Pony: The Movie, releasing in theaters October 2017, and will feature an eight-page insert with full color stills from the film! Join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rarity, and Fluttershy on the adventure of their lives! © 2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Available Now from Hachette Audio as a digital download and in Print and Ebook from Little, Brown Young Readers. Download: https://www.downpour.com/my-little-pony-the-movie-the-junior-novel https://www.audible.com/pd/Arts-Entertainment/My-Little-Pony-The-Movie-The-Junior-Novel-Audiobook/B074WCKBN6?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=FE05DXGTCBY9HVNEGXEV& https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/my-little-pony-the-movie-the-junior-novel/301963 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/my-little-pony-14.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/149320/my-little-pony-the-movie-the-junior-novel https://www.estories.com/audiobook/113733/Hasbro_G-M-Berrow/My-Little-Pony-The-Movie-The-Junior-Novel https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478924029-my-little-pony-the-movie-the-junior-novel https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/my-little-pony-the-movie-the-junior-novel-unabridged/id1273334559 Check out our other great titles and more at: www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio
Download the full audiobook: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Health-Personal-Development/Get-Rich-Lucky-Bitch-Audiobook/B07C7S9SJD It's weird and frankly bewildering that the most talented women in the world are often the ones struggling to make fabulous money from their talents. In Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!, you'll get the tools and inspiration you need to go to the next level of wealth - whether you're starting from scratch or itching to break through the million-dollar mark. Denise Duffield-Thomas has been through the whole financial roller coaster herself - she has probably made every financial mistake possible! Finally, having had enough of underearning, she dedicated a year to practicing everything she knew about the law of attraction and applied it directly to money. As a result of all this work, her income doubled, then tripled, and in a few years she went from always being broke to being a successful entrepreneur. And in this audiobook, she teaches you how create the same shifts in your own life. This audiobook is the most practical manifestation tool you'll ever have. You'll get day-to-day actions, inspiration, kick-up-the-butt real talk, and loving advice. There's no amount of money you could want that's too big or too small. Denise will teach you to cut through years of underearning and chronic underserving, fly through your income goals, heal your money wounds, and break through old self-beliefs. No matter where you're starting from, if you're willing to uncover what's holding you back, Denise will help you create money miracles in your life.
Page 75 This practice groups the Body Scan, the Activation Stretch, the Clearing Breath and the Tuning into your Vital Power exercises into a simple and powerful 10-minute practice. This is also a fantastic stress-management practice that you can never do too much of!
Page 108 The Level 1 practice embodies the core of Sophrology in its focus on the body. Through the alternation of gentle standing movements and sitting pauses, plus the control of the breath, we are able to let go of our tensions and positively ground ourselves in our bodies. Practised regularly, it is deeply balancing for the body and mind, supporting you to positively deal with stress, anxiety, tiredness, sleep problems, tensions, stagnant emotions, focus, clarity, concentration and productivity. Here are the main page references to support your experience: The Body Systems, Integration Points and Megasystem, page 75 Hand Positions, page 77 Sitting Relaxed Posture, page 80 Relaxed Standing Posture, page 82 Tratac, page 85 Integration Pause, page 94 Head Rotation for System 1, page 112 Shoulder Pump for System 2, page 113 The Windmill for System 3, page 114
While Princess Twilight Sparkle is busy with preparations for Equestria's first ever Friendship Festival, a foreign power is planning its attack. The Storm King has sent his most trusted lieutenant, Tempest Shadow-a Unicorn with a broken horn-to scout her former home. But Tempest wasn't always eager to do a villain's bidding... Find out how a sweet and kind pony became one of the most feared throughout the land and get ready for My Little Pony: The Movie, coming to theaters October 6, 2017! Join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rarity, and Fluttershy on the adventure of their lives! ©2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Available Now from Hachette Audio as a digital download, and in Print and Ebook from Little, Brown Young Readers. Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/my-little-pony-movie-stormy-road-to-canterlot-unabridged/id1273863037 https://www.downpour.com/my-little-pony-the-movie-the-stormy-road-to-canterlot-br https://www.audible.com/pd/Arts-Entertainment/My-Little-Pony-The-Movie-The-Stormy-Road-to-Canterlot-Audiobook/B074WCVBDR?ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_1&pf_rd_p=e81b7c27-6880-467a-b5a7-13cef5d729fe&pf_rd_r=2YZE2RP52Y0RQ5F8CT5J& https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/my-little-pony-the-movie-the-stormy-road-to-canterlot/301966 https://audiobookstore.com/audiobooks/my-little-pony-15.aspx https://www.nookaudiobooks.com/audiobook/161290/my-little-pony-the-movie-the-stormy-road-to-canterlot https://www.estories.com/audiobook/116604/Sadie-Chesterfield/My-Little-Pony-The-Movie-The-Stormy-Road-to-Canterlot https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478993445-my-little-pony-the-movie-the-stormy-road-to-canterlot Check out our other great titles and more at: www.hachetteaudio.com Follow us at: twitter.com/HachetteAudio www.tumblr.com/blog/hachetteaudio www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate - the Hazel Wood - Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. Her mother is stolen away - by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother's stories are set. Alice's only lead is the message her mother left behind: STAY AWAY FROM THE HAZEL WOOD. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother's tales began . . .
The dramatic, gripping new Cooper & Fry crime thriller from best seller Stephen Booth sees the stunning Peak District prove fatal for one walking party. They knew the danger, but they went anyway.... Almost before she'd stopped breathing, a swirl of mist snaked across her legs and settled in her hair, clutching her in its chilly embrace, hiding her body from view. It would be hours before she was found. The mountain of Kinder Scout offers the most incredible views of the Peak District, but when thick fog descends there on a walking party led by enigmatic Darius Roth, this spectacular landscape is turned into a death trap that claims a life. For DI Ben Cooper however, something about the way Faith Matthew fell to her death suggests it was no accident, and he quickly discovers more than one of the hikers may have had reason to murder their companion. To make things worse, his old colleague DS Diane Fry finds herself at centre of an internal investigations storm that threatens to drag Cooper down with it. "Crime writing at its finest." (Daily Mail) "Makes high summer as terrifying as midwinter." (Val McDermid) "A modern master." (Guardian)
Download the full audiobook: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Health-Personal-Development/Hungry-for-More-Audiobook/B07C8212XN After the success of her first book, The Goddess Revolution, which was all about fostering a healthier relationship with food and your body, Mel Wells helps you dive deeper into your food and body psychology. As a health coach, Mel believes that our unwanted eating habits could actually be pointing us in the direction of our soul's true calling and that our addictions reveal something much greater than cravings for caramel lattes - they reveal a need for love, connection, intimacy, and the feeling of being truly seen and understood, in spite of all our failures and flaws. In this audiobook, Mel unveils the psychology and emotions behind eating. She will show you how your approach to food causes a knock-on effect to all other aspects of your life, such as money, relationships, and career. Mel will help you see the truth behind your food patterns and will teach you how to start satisfying your deeper cravings, feeding your dreams, and nourishing your soul to live the life you desire.