No wait, No fuss – August’s collection

Do you love eBooks or eAudiobooks, but find you have to wait for a copy to become available? Well, you will love this collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks then!
Each month a collection of titles, some in both formats, become available to download. There’s an almost unlimited number of copies of each title, meaning there’s no wait, no fuss or reserving; just download and enjoy right away.

This month we have 16 eBooks and 42 eAudiobook titles available to download without any wait; have a look at the titles available, and find them on the BorrowBox app. Many of which are children’s eTitles – perfect for anyone taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge!
We’ll start with the children’s ones, so keep scrolling if you would like to see the adult titles.
These titles will be available from 1 August.

eBooks and eAudiobooks for children

Amelia Fang and the Unicorn Lords
by Laura Ellen Anderson

Amelia Fang is the biggest hearted vampiress you’ll ever meet. In this adventure, she and her friends Florence the yeti (DON’T CALL HER BEAST), Grimaldi the Death and Prince Tangine (reformed spoiled sprout), along with her pet pumpkin Squashy, must brave the journey to the terrifying Kingdom of the Light to try to find Tangine’s missing mother, Queen Fairyweather.

But with unicorns, fairies and angel-kittens lurking around every corner, who can they trust? And will they finally uncover the real villain keeping the kingdoms of Light and Dark as mortal enemies?

Join Amelia on her latest adventure. She won’t bite!

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Zoe Thorne
Suitable for ages 7+

The Naughtiest Unicorn
by Pip Bird

Mira CAN’T WAIT to start Unicorn School. (Her big sister goes and won’t stop going on about it.). But when Mira arrives on her first day all the unicorns are gone … except Dave!

Dave isn’t quite the sparkly unicorn Mira was expecting to find at the end of the rainbow – he’s more grumpy than glittery, more interested in lunch than magical Quests and he always runs off when Mira tries to ride him – but Mira’s not going to let that get her down. Along with her new friends and their (much more glittery) unicorns, she is determined to be the best at Quests and protect the special unicorn world!

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Carlyss Peer
Suitable for ages 6+

The Brer Rabbit Book
by Enid Blyton

Brer Rabbit will never learn! He loves to play jokes, tricks and set traps for his friends – but once in a while, they beat him at his own game!

Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children’s author of all-time, thanks to series such as the Wishing-Chair, the Faraway Tree, the Mysteries, the Famous Five and the Secret Seven.

In these two Brer Rabbit stories, listeners can enjoy all the magic, fun and adventure one can be guaranteed of when they open a Blyton classic.

Until a certain young chick catches his eye, that is …

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Alan Davies
Suitable for ages 3+

The Pied Piper of Hamelin
by Russell Brand

‘Once upon a time, a mysterious time that exists through a window in your mind, a time that seemed, to those present, exactly like now does to us, except their teeth weren’t so clean and more things were wooden, there was a town called Hamelin . . .’

In the first in his series of Trickster Tales, Russell Brand retells the classic children’s story The Pied Piper of Hamelin. You’ll be enchanted and revolted in equal measure by the host of characters you meet along the way: the anarchic rats, the arrogant townspeople, sharp-eyed Sam and of course the Pied Piper himself, all brought to life in Brand’s inimitable style.

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Russell Brand
Suitable for ages 8+

The Stig Plays a Dangerous Game
by Jon Claydon and Tim Lawler

The first in a fast-paced, funny series featuring The Stig: Top Gear’s legendary racing driver

Sam Wheeler may be the new boy in Bunsfold, but he’s got a feeling that all is not well either in the town or at Bunsfold High – and he’s not just talking about the maths teacher with the unfortunate flatulence. A local boy, Buster Mustang, has recently gone missing, and no one seems to care – they’re all too busy playing the highly addictive video game Xenon or getting the town ready for its very first TT race. Both are the brainchild of mysterious local billionaire PT Cruiser. Besides global domination, PT Cruiser wants nothing more than to destroy his nemesis The Stig once and for all – and his TT race is just what he needs to tempt him on to the big stage again …

Sam sets out with his new friends Minnie Cooper and Ford Harrison to uncover the truth behind all the strange goings-on in Bunsfold – but danger has a habit of showing up wherever they do, and soon all that stands between our heroes and disaster is … a taciturn man in a white suit.

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Cel Spellman
Suitable for ages 8+

Ed’s Funny Feet
by Eoin Colfer

The doctor says Ed needs ‘correction shoes’. Disaster! Everybody will laugh at him. Ed uses every trick he can think of not to wear the shoes. He even tries DIY foot-straighteners! But it’s no use. The shoes arrive. Ed opens the box, and the shoes are not as bad as he’d thought. They’re worse!

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Morgan C. Jones
Suitable for ages 6+

The Unforgotten Coat
by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy as she recollects a wonderful friendship that was abruptly ended when Chingis and his family were forced to return to Mongolia. Told with the humour, warmth and brilliance of detail which characterises Frank Cottrell Boyce’s writing, The Unforgotten Coat is a magical and compelling story.

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Katy Sobey
Suitable for ages 10+

Twice Magic
by Cressida Cowell

Witches are creating havoc in the Wildwoods and danger lurks behind every tree trunk. Wish is in possession of a powerful, Magic Spelling Book. Xar has a dangerous Witchstain on his hand.

Wish and Xar are separated by the highest wall imaginable. But time is running out …

It was unlikely that these heroes should meet in the first place. Is it possible they are destined to meet TWICE?

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by David Tennant
Suitable for ages 8+

Eva’s Journey
by Judi Curtin

Eva is the girl with everything. Her parents throw her lavish parties in their luxury home, and her friends admire her designer clothes and manicured nails. But Eva’s world is turned upside down when her father loses his job.

Rich, spoilt, high-maintenance Eva Gordon likes fancy, sophisticated things, so when her parents sell their holiday home and their expensive car, Eva can’t understand why.

But when Eva’s dad loses his job and she has to move house and change schools, she realises life has changed for good. She’s determined to hate her new life, until a chance visit to a fortune teller gives her the idea that doing good may help her to get her old life back. Eva (with the help of her friend Victoria) starts to help all around her, whether they want it or not!

The story of Eva’s Journey from spoilt princess to pretty cool girl!

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Caroline Lennon
Suitable for ages 10+

Clownfish
by Alan Durant

Dak’s dad has been dead for seven days when suddenly he reappears. He’s the same in almost every way, with one startling exception: Dad has turned into a clownfish, and now lives in a tank at their local aquarium. Dak is delighted by the news – he has Dad back, even if he isn’t quite as he was before. Deciding to keep Dad’s transformation a secret, Dak visits him at the aquarium as often as he can, and ends up spending so much time there that they offer him a job.

This is how he comes to meet Violet, the owner’s prickly but kindhearted niece; when the aquarium is threatened with closure, the pair must work together to save it. For Dak, the stakes couldn’t be higher … after all, if the aquarium shuts down, what will happen to the fish?

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Piers Hampton
Suitable for ages 9+

Marge and the Pirate Baby
by Isla Fisher

Marge is back and exploring the neighbourhood with the kids! With some help from Jemima and Jake, can she stay in charge and keep ‘pirate’ baby Zara under control? And can the children make sure Marge behaves at Uncle Desmond and Annie’s wedding?

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Isla Fisher
Suitable for ages 5+

The Genius Experiment
by Chris Grabenstein and James Patterson

Twelve-year-old orphan Max Einstein (like Albert Einstein himself) is not your typical genius. Max hacks the computer system at NYU in order to attend college courses (even though she hates tests), builds homemade inventions to help the homeless, and plays speed chess in the park. Her not-so-normal life is crazy but predictable until …

Max is recruited by a mysterious organisation! Their mission: solve some of the world’s toughest problems using science. She’s helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that’s only if the sinister outfit known only as The Corporation doesn’t get to her first …

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Andrea Emmes
Suitable for ages 8+

Evie and the Animals
by Matt Haig

Evie is a girl with a special Talent. She can talk to animals. But when she rescues the school rabbit, Kahlo, and sets her free, Evie lands in big trouble. She promises her dad that she’ll never talk to animals again. And for a whole year, Evie ignores them all. She doesn’t chat to Scruff the dog or Marmalade the cat. She even ignores Beak the bird.

But when ‘Missing’ posters for cats, dogs, hamsters and tortoises appear outside school, Evie secretly starts using her magical gift again. With the help of Granny Flora, Evie must find out who is behind the disappearances.

This story about growing up, fitting in and listening closely to our furry friends will capture the hearts of all animal-lovers out there

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Natasha McElhone
Suitable for ages 8+

The Magic Misfits
by Neil Patrick Harris

Do you believe in magic?

Carter doesn’t. He knows magic tricks are just that – tricks. And as a street magician he’s also pretty good at them. But then Carter runs away from his conman uncle and he finds himself alone and in danger from dastardly carnival ringleader, B.B. Bosso. He could really use some magic now …

A chance encounter with the mysterious Mr Dante Vernon leads Carter to a magic shop, where he teams up with five other like-minded kids and the MAGIC MISFITS are born! Can the gang use their magical talents to save the day and stop B.B. stealing a priceless diamond?

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Neil Patrick Harris
Suitable for ages 6+

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables
by Tim Harris

He’s the first teacher to cook us breakfast.
Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?
I heard he drank yak’s milk in Mongolia.
He’s the only person who isn’t afraid of Canteen Carol.
My mum says he used to be in the circus.

The class in room 12B has a new teacher, and nothing is ever going to be the same …

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Kris Dyer
Suitable for ages 6+

The Sue Hendra Collection
by Sue Hendra

Meet Barry, the fish with fingers, No-Bot, the robot with no bottom, and many more weird and wonderful characters in The Sue Hendra Collection! You will get lost in the colour and crazy worlds that the bestselling picture book author has created.

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Sue Hendra
Suitable for ages 3+

The Great Cycle Challenge
by Sir Chris Hoy

Fergus is a boy with a big imagination and a very special bike. He is also the first member of the Hercules Hopefuls cycling team, set up by Grandpa Herc to fight off their arch rivals, Wallace’s Wheels. Fergus’s friend Daisy would love to join the team too, but she doesn’t have a bike – her mum thinks everything fun is dangerous. Maybe Grandpa Herc and Fergus can do up a bike from scratch for Daisy, with parts from Grandpa’s junk shop? Now it is just Daisy’s mum they need to persuade… Meanwhile Fergus takes a magical trip to Nevermore, where he and Princess Lily discover a magical compass bell once owned by Fergus’s dad. Can the bell provide a clue to the whereabouts of Fergus’s long-lost Dad?

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Sir Chris Hoy
Suitable for ages 5+

Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World
by Konnie Huq

Cookie’s life is basically over.

Her best friend in the whole world is moving to Solihull because one of her dads has a new job there. Solihull?! Where even is that?! Cookie begs her parents for a pet to fill the void but they have given her an absolute NO. It would be way too expensive and way way too messy.

But Cookie has never been a fan of the word ‘no’ so she visits the pet shop anyway and sets her heart on the sweetest cutest kitteniest kitten ever: Bluey. But then . . . DISASTER! The most ANNOYING boy she’s ever met in her entire nine years goes into the pet shop, buys Bluey and renames her Nigel! And then he joins her year at school! And if that wasn’t bad enough, he moves in next door to her. AAAAGGGGHHHHH!

But it’s not all bad . . . Cookie gets the chance to go on her favourite TV show, Brainbusters. It’s only a chance though – she’ll have to win the school science competition first. It shouldn’t be too hard . . . all she has to do is keep her head down, and not get too over-excited. Unfortunately that’s not Cookie’s strong point…

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Konnie Huq
Suitable for ages 7+

Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker
by Shelley Johannes

Hanging from trees by her knees, doing handstands … for Beatrice Zinker, upside down works every time. She was definitely upside down when she and her best friend, Lenny, agreed to wear matching ninja suits on the first day of third grade. But when Beatrice shows up at school dressed in black, Lenny arrives with a cool new outfit and a cool new friend. Even worse, she seems to have forgotten all about the top-secret operation they planned!

Can Beatrice use her topsy-turvy way of thinking to save the mission, mend their friendship and flip things sunny-side up?

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Roslyn Oades
Suitable for ages 7+

Funny Frank
by Dick King-Smith

Frank is a funny chick. Unlike all his brothers and sisters, he wants to dabble about in the lovely duck pond, splashing himself with water. Most of all, he wants to learn to swim. Can Jemima, the farmer’s daughter, find a way to help Frank?

All he thinks about are webbed feet, waterproof feathers, and the cool water of the pond. So when Frank takes a dip and nearly drowns, his mood turns foul. Luckily, he gets a little human help – in the form of a man-made wet suit and a pair of flippers – and soon he’s the speediest bird in the water. And while Frank knows he’s ruffled a few feathers, he doesn’t care – there’s just too much for him to crow about.

Until a certain young chick catches his eye, that is …

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Andrew Sachs
Suitable for ages 6+

The Great Caravan Catastrophe
by Mark Lowery

Incredibly, unbelievably, Roman’s cousin is marrying the cousin of Rosie Taylor (AKA The Worst Person Who Ever Lived). Roman can’t believe this (as Rosie says: ‘How can we be in the same family, we’re barely in the same species’).

Rosie’s parents decide they should go along together and ‘make a weekend of it’. Roman’s plus one is his best friend Gamble (probably the naughtiest kid in Europe) – and it’s the beginning of another big, messy, catastrophic and uproarious adventure for Roman – with Winnebagos, illegal thrash metal festivals and campsite beauty contests all thrown into the mix …

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Rupert Degas
Suitable for ages 8+

Fearless Five
by Bannie McPartlin

We didn’t know what we were doing. We had no idea what we were up against. And we made a really big mess…. And it was the saddest, scariest, weirdest, time in my life, but it was also the best fun I ever had.

And it started here….

Jeremy, Johnny J, Walker, Sumo and Charlie are about to have the summer of their lives. They’ve all just finished primary school and are looking forward to weeks of holiday freedom before they head off to their new schools. But they soon realise it’s not all going to be riding their bikes, making rope swings in the woods and climbing trees. Johnny’s mum is ill, really ill – and Jeremy decides there is only one way to save her. A way that might just involve a robbery….

And by the end of it all – or perhaps somewhere in the middle – they will be The Fearless Five. And this will be a summer they will never, ever forget….

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Tom Farrelly
Suitable for ages 9+

Wildwood
by Colin Meloy

When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, Prue McKeel begins an adventure that will take her and her friend Curtis way beyond her hometown and deep into the Impassable Wilderness. There they uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval, a world full of warring creatures, peace-loving mystics and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. What begins as a rescue mission becomes something much bigger as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood.

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Amanda Plummer
Suitable for ages 8+

Hotel Flamingo
by Alex Milway

When young Anna inherits a dilapidated once-grand hotel from her Great Aunt Mathilde, she’s determined to restore it to its former glory. But this is no ordinary hotel – all of her staff and guests are animals! Anna soon rises to the challenge. Whether it’s a flamingo, a penguin or a hippo knocking at the door, Anna is ready to welcome them all – with the help of her trusty sidekicks T Bear the doorman, Squeak the friendly elevator mouse, and Lemmy the lemur receptionist … As she soon finds out, though, running an animal hotel is no easy task. Can Anna make Hotel Flamingo a success once more?

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Sarah Ovens
Suitable for ages 5+

Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder
by Jo Nesbø

Nilly is new to the neighbourhood, but is quick to make friends: Doctor Proctor, an eccentric professor; and Lisa, who is teased by the twin terrors Truls and Trym. Nilly and Lisa help Doctor Proctor develop his latest invention, a powder that makes you fart. The powder makes Nilly and Lisa very popular at school when they sell it for fifty cents a bag. And they get revenge on Truls and Trym by giving them an extra-strength dose of fart powder that shoots them up into a tree!

It’s all good farty fun. That is, until someone steals the industrial-strength fart powder. Now Doctor Proctor’s ticket to fame is in the hands of an enemy with evil intentions…

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Miriam Margolyes
Suitable for ages 6+

Martha Mayhem and the Barmy Birthday
by Joanne Owen

It’s Martha’s birthday and the village has planned a surprise party for her – but grumpy witch Griselda Gritch ruins the surprise!

Not to worry – Martha’s biggest birthday wish comes true when her mum and dad return from their tropical trip especially for her party. Everyone is delighted (apart from grumpy Griselda) and excited to have fun with Martha’s present: the Mysterious Mask of Truth, brought back from her parents’ far-flung travels. Fun, that is, until the truth starts causing everyone quite a lot of embarrassment …

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Amy Enticknap
Suitable for ages 5+

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend
by Rebecca Patterson

It’s 2099. Lyla lives in a world of robocats, flying sweets and instant snow, but some things never change. Little brothers are still annoying, school teachers make you cringe, and, when your best friend deserts you for the new girl, it still HURTS. Especially when that new girl is from the Moon. But Lyla’s problems lead her into unexpected adventures …

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Eloise Mignon
Suitable for ages 7+

Tom Gates; Excellent Excuses
by Liz Pichon

No school for two whole weeks leaves Tom with heaps of time for the important things in life. Yeah! He can forget all about lessons and the irritating Marcus Meldrew, and save his energy for good stuff! Stuff like: inventing new ways to annoy his sister Delia. (So many). Band practice for the Dogzombies – rock stars in the making! Watching TV and eating caramel wafers; eating caramel wafers and watching TV. Excellent!

Unfortunately a couple of small problems called the dentist and his big weirdo sister, Delia, seem to be getting in the way of Tom’s BRILLIANT plans …

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Rupert Grint
Suitable for ages 7+

The Billie B Brown Collection
by Sally Rippin

Meet Billie B Brown! Do you know what the B stands for? It’s for Brave, Brilliant and Bold!

The Billie B misadventures have quickly become favourites for girls all over the world. This audio collection brings together five favourite Billie B Brown books in one volume.

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Eloise Mignon
Suitable for ages 5+

The Michael Rosen & Tony Ross Collection
by Tony Ross and Michael Rosen

A hilarious and irresistible collection of stories from two of the best-known figures in the children’s book world, Michael Rosen and Tony Ross.

Burping Bertha: On an ordinary morning, in an ordinary flat, an up-till-now perfectly ordinary Bertha does an extraordinary burp. A burp so humongously big that very soon it’s causing havoc in the school canteen, the playground, not to mention her grandad’s apple trees…

Bob the Bursting Bear: Leaving Toy School for his new home, Bob the Bear thinks he knows all there is to being loved and cuddled. But in the end it is a surprising and unusual talent that helps him most of all …

Fluff the Farting Fish: Elvie is desperate for a puppy that she can train up to do amazing tricks. But it’s not a puppy Mum returns from the pet shop with, it’s a fish…

Bilal’s Brilliant Bee: Bilal is terrible at tests, but luckily he has a new friend: a talking bumble bee who can help him answer all the questions. Even ones on a popular TV quiz show…

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Michael Rosen
Suitable for ages 5+

The Explorer
by Katherine Rundell

After crashing hundreds of miles from civilisation in the Amazon rainforest, Fred, Con, Lila and Max are utterly alone and in grave danger. They have no food, no water and no chance of being rescued. But they are alive, and they have hope.

As they negotiate the wild jungle, they begin to find signs that something – someone – has been there before them. Could there possibly be a way out after all?

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Peter Noble
Suitable for ages 8+

How to Survive Summer Camp
by Jacqueline Wilson

When Stella is dumped at summer camp while her mum goes off on a posh honeymoon, things start badly. In the first few minutes she’s mistaken for a boy and put in a room with snobby Louise and nasty Karen. Then she finds out she’ll have to take dreaded swimming lessons, the one thing mum promised she wouldn’t have to do. Can things get any worse?

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Kelly Hunter
Suitable for ages 8+

The Quentin Blake and John Yeoman Collection
by John Yeoman

A collection of gorgeous stories from Quentin Blake and John Yeoman.

Including:
The Bear’s Winter House
Beatrice and Vanessa
The Heron and the Crane
Mouse Trouble
Mr Nodd’s Ark
Rumbelow’s Dance
Sixes and Sevens
Up With Birds
The Wild
Washerwomen
The Young
Performing Horse

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Stephen Thorne
Suitable for ages 4+

eBooks and eAudiobooks for adults

Small Change
by  Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler

Blending humour and behavioural economics, the author of ‘Predictably Irrational’ delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives knowledge they need to make better ones. Why does paying for things often feel like it causes physical pain? Why does it cost you money to act as your own real estate agent? Why are we comfortable overpaying for something now just because we’ve overpaid for it before? World renowned economist Dan Ariely answers these intriguing questions and many more as he explains how our irrational behaviour often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances. Partnering with financial comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler, Ariely takes us deep inside our minds to expose hidden motivations that are secretly driving our choices about money.

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Simon Jones
Non-Fiction

Know me now
by  CJ Carver

A 13-year-old boy commits suicide. A 65-year old man dies of a heart attack. Dan Forrester, ex-MI5 agent, is connected to them both. And when he discovers that his godson and his father have been murdered, he teams up with his old friend, DC Lucy Davies, to find answers. But as the pair investigate, they unravel a dark and violent mystery stretching decades into the past and uncover a terrible secret. A secret someone will do anything to keep buried.

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Peter Silverleaf
Fiction

Inspector Morse; Last Bus to Woodstock
by  Colin Dexter

‘Do you think I’m wasting your time, Lewis?’
Lewis was nobody’s fool and was a man of some honesty and integrity.
‘Yes, sir.’
An engaging smile crept across Morse’s mouth. He thought they could get on well together . . .’
The death of Sylvia Kaye figured dramatically in Thursday afternoon’s edition of the Oxford Mail. By Friday evening Inspector Morse had informed the nation that the police were looking for a dangerous man – facing charges of wilful murder, sexual assault and rape.
But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key . . .

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Samuel West
Fiction

Run
by Mandasue Heller

After being cheated on by her ex, Leanne Riley is trying her hardest to get her life back on track, which isn’t easy without a job and living in a bedsit surrounded by a junkie and a mad woman.

On a night out with her best friend she meets Jake, a face from her past who has changed beyond all recognition. Jake is charming, handsome and loaded, a far cry from the gawky teenager he used to be. Weary of men, Leanne isn’t easy to please, but Jake tries his best to break through the wall she’s built around herself.

But good looks and money can hide a multitude of sins. Is that good-looking face just a mask? And what’s more, what will it take to make it slip, and who will die in the process …?

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Colleen Prendergast
Fiction

The Glorious Heresies
by  Lisa McInerney

We all do stupid things when we’re kids.
Ryan Cusack’s grown up faster than most – being the oldest of six with a dead mum and an alcoholic dad will do that for you.

And nobody says Ryan’s stupid. Not even behind his back.
It’s the people around him who are the problem. The gangland boss using his dad as a ‘cleaner’. The neighbour who says she’s trying to help but maybe wants something more than that. The prostitute searching for the man she never knew she’d miss until he disappeared without trace one night . . .

The only one on Ryan’s side is his girlfriend Karine. If he blows that, he’s all alone.
But the truth is, you don’t know your own strength till you need it.

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Shelley Atkinson
Fiction

Red Sparrow
by  Jason Matthews

Dominika Egorov, former prima ballerina, is sucked into the heart of Putin’s Russia, the country she loved, and spat out as the twists and turns of betrayal and counter-betrayal unravel.

American Nate Nash, idealistic and ambitious, handles the double agent, codenamed MARBLE, considered one of the CIA’s biggest assets. He needs to keep his identity secret for as long as the mole can keep supplying golden information.

Will Dominika be able to unmask MARBLE, or will the mission see her faith destroyed in the country she has always passionately defended?

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Jeremy Bobb
Fiction

Silent Cry
by Jenny O’Brien

A missing baby. A mother’s nightmare.         

When Izzy Grant’s newborn daughter, Alys, disappears, her world shatters around her. Despite an extensive search the police find no trace of the missing girl, but Izzy refuses to give up hope that her daughter will be found.

Then a note is pushed through her letterbox, warning her off.

For Izzy it’s a ray of hope, another lead for the police to follow. For DC Gaby Darin it’s another piece of the puzzle that just won’t fit. But as a long-lost friend returns to Izzy’s life with a shocking secret, Gaby realises the truth of who took Izzy’s daughter from her might lie in the past – and far closer to home than anyone could have imagined….

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Janine Cooper-Marshall 
Fiction

The Art of Dying
by  Ambrose Parry

Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson – a whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances.

Simpson’s protege Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher are determined to clear their patron’s name. But with Raven battling against the dark side of his own nature, and Sarah endeavouring to expand her own medical knowledge beyond what society deems acceptable for a woman, the pair struggle to understand the cause of the deaths.

Will and Sarah must unite and plunge into Edinburgh’s deadliest streets to clear Simpson’s name. But soon they discover that the true cause of these deaths has evaded suspicion purely because it is so unthinkable.

Available as an eBook and an eAudiobook
Narrated by Jayne McKenna, Bryan Dick and Louise Brealey
Fiction

Vinegar Girl
by Anne Tyler

Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she s always in trouble at work her pre-school charges adore her, but their parents don t always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.

Dr. Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His research could help millions. There s only one problem: his brilliant young lab assistant, Pyotr, is about to be deported. And without Pyotr, all would be lost.

When Dr. Battista cooks up an outrageous plan that will enable Pyotr to stay in the country, he s relying as usual on Kate to help him. Kate is furious: this time he s really asking too much. But will she be able to resist the two men s touchingly ludicrous campaign to bring her around?

Available as an eAudiobook
Narrated by Kirsten Potter
Fiction

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