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    • International Women's Day

    • Audible Sessions: FREE Exclusive Interview
    • By: Holly Newson
    • Narrated by: June Sarpong, Meera Syal, Lily Cole, and others
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    In this International Women’s Day Audible Sessions Special, seven influential women discuss literature and gender equality and the importance of diversity in storytelling and reveal the women who inspire them. Featuring June Sarpong, Lily Cole, Meera Syal, Pearl Mackie, Prue Leith, Sam Baker and Eleanor Tomlinson. As part of this Audible Sessions Special, Audible made a donation to the Malala Fund, a charity championing the education of girls across the globe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • woman's day audio needs live streaming much immedi

    • By Anonymous User on 12-04-2018

    Non-member price: $0.00

    • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    • By: Balli Kaur Jaswal
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    When Nikki takes a creative writing job at her local temple, with visions of emancipating the women of the community she left behind as a self-important teenager, she's shocked to discover a group of barely literate women who have no interest in her ideals. Yet to her surprise, the white dupatta of the widow hides more than just their modesty....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well this was a surprise!

    • By Anonymous User on 08-07-2019

    Non-member price: $19.47

    • Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor Tales

    • Eleventh Doctor Audio Originals
    • By: Oli Smith
    • Narrated by: Arthur Darvill, Matt Smith, Meera Syal
    • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    Join the Eleventh Doctor on journeys in time and space in the stories 'The Runaway Train' by Oli Smith, 'The Ring of Steel' by Stephen Cole, 'The Jade Pyramid' by Martin Day, 'The Hounds of Artemis' by James Goss, 'The Gemini Contagion' by Jason Arnopp, 'Eye of the Jungle' by Darren Jones, 'Blackout' by Oli Smith, 'The Art of Death' by James Goss, 'Darkstar Academy' by Mark Morris, 'Day of the Cockroach' by Steve Lyons and many more.

    Non-member price: $49.95

    • Anita and Me

    • By: Meera Syal
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nine-year-old Meena can't wait to grow up and break free from her parents. But as the daughter of the only Punjabi family in the mining village of Tollington, her struggle for independence is different from most. Meena wants fish fingers and chips, not chapati and dhal; she wants an English Christmas, not the usual interminable Punjabi festivities. But more than anything, she wants to roam the backyards of working-class Tollington with feisty Anita Rutter and her gang.

    Non-member price: $19.47

    • Midnight's Children

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: Salman Rushdie
    • Narrated by: Nikesh Patel, Meera Syal, Anneika Rose, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Saleem Sinai is born on the stroke of midnight on 14th-15th August 1947, at the exact moment that India and Pakistan become separate, independent nations. From that moment on, his fate is mysteriously handcuffed to the history of his country. But Saleem's story starts almost 30 years earlier, when his grandfather, Dr Aadam Aziz, falls in love with a woman concealed behind a perforated sheet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like listening to a play

    • By Anonymous User on 26-10-2017

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • A Passage To India

    • By: E M Forster
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Adela Quested travels to India with her chaperone Mrs Moore, on the premise of deciding whether to marry Mrs Moore's son Ronny Heaslop, the city magistrate. Finding her India very disappointingly English, Adela jumps at the chance the two women are given to travel to the distant Marabar caves with Aziz, a charismatic young Indian Doctor. When Adela is subjected to an attempted assault in one of the caves, Dr. Aziz is arrested and tried in court.

    Non-member price: $16.47

    • Our Mutual Friend

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Lucinda Hawksley - introduction
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal, Lucinda Hawksley - introduction
    • Length: 34 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    This definitive performance of Our Mutual Friend - Dickens' final completed novel - features expert narration by Meera Syal and an exclusive introduction. Full of both satire and social analysis, Our Mutual Friend looks at what could happen in Victorian England when a fortune passes to a working-class couple.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful

    • By Anonymous User on 05-12-2018

    Non-member price: $62.44

    • Brick Lane

    • By: Monica Ali
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Nazneen is a teenager forced into an arranged marriage with an older man and misery seems to stretch ahead for her. Fearfully leaving the sultry oppression of her Bangladeshi village, Nazneen finds herself cloistered in a small flat in a high-rise block in the East End of London. Because she speaks no English, she is obliged to depend totally on her husband. But it becomes apparent that, of the two, she is the real survivor.…

    Non-member price: $32.65

    • Doctor Who: Borrowed Time

    • By: Naomi A. Alderman
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "You want more time Mr Brown, of course you do. We all want more time. Let me make you an offer...." Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train’s late, the lift jams. If only he’d had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They’ll lend him some - at a very reasonable rate of interest. Detecting a problem, the Doctor, Amy and Rory go undercover at the bank.

    Non-member price: $29.97

    • Goodness Gracious Me

    • The Complete Radio Series 1-3
    • By: Meera Syal, Anil Gupta, Sanjeev Bhaskar
    • Narrated by: Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal, Nina Wadia, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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    Nothing escaped the eye of the satirical eye of Britain's phenomenally successful all-Asian sketch show that was Goodness Gracious Me. The complete BBC Radio series 1-3 fore-ran the award-winning BBC TV series that ran in the late 1990s, and features the same cast. Prepare for your heart to pound in the Indian recreation of Brief Encounter, sing along to the profound words of wisdom with Fifty Ways to Leave your Mother, and enjoy pop classics such as Hindi People and Punjabi Girl.

    Non-member price: $21.26

    • The House of Hidden Mothers

    • By: Meera Syal
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Little India, East London: Shyama, aged forty-four, has fallen for a younger man. They want a child together. Meanwhile, in a rural village in India, young Mala, trapped in an oppressive marriage, dreams of escape. When Shyama and Mala meet, they help each other realise their dreams. But will fate guarantee them both happiness? Brimming with warmth, wit and indignation, Meera Syal immerses us in a devastating story of friendship, family and the lengths a woman will go to have a child.

    Non-member price: $35.95

    • Doctor Who: The Way through the Woods

    • By: Una McCormack
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    England, today. Between the housing estate and the motorway lies an ancient wood. The motorway bends to avoid it. Last week, teenager Laura Brown went missing. Tonight, Vicky Caine will miss her bus and take a shortcut through the wood. And she will disappear too. England, 1917. Between the village and the main road lies an ancient wood. The old Roman road bends to avoid it. Tonight Emily Bostock and a man called Rory Williams will go to the woods.

    Non-member price: $23.98

    • My Teenage Diary

    • Adolescent Musings from Series 1-8 of the Hit BBC Radio 4 Comedy Series
    • By: Various
    • Narrated by: Rufus Hound, Terry Wogan, Chris Packham, and others
    • Length: 19 hrs and 4 mins
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    Forty-five episodes from Series 1-8 of the Sony Award-winning BBC Radio comedy show, hosted by Rufus Hound. In this hilarious and revealing show, host Rufus Hound invites his guests to revisit their formative years by dusting off their intimate teenage diaries and reading them out in public for the very first time. From terrible poetry, musings on pop music and cringeworthy crushes to fond recollections of schooldays and exotic holidays, to poignant and searingly honest confessions, these extracts reveal the secret thoughts, feelings and experiences of a host of well-known celebrities - before they became famous.

    Non-member price: $39.50

    • Ed Reardon's Week: Series 13

    • The BBC Radio sitcom
    • By: Andrew Nickolds, Christopher Douglas
    • Narrated by: Christopher Douglas, Meera Syal, Stephanie Cole, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
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    In these six episodes, Ed and Elgar return to London (from their failed jaunt living in a shepherd's hut in the country) destitute and on the lookout for a new roof over their respective heads, where he bumps into Geoff Daytona - a rich, successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker Ed was at school with. Surely big bucks are in Ed’s future when Geoff commissions Ed with writing his self-help book - The Geoff Daytona Method. Ed then collides with the worlds of reality television and, most surprisingly of all, modern parenting. 

    Non-member price: $27.50

    • Anita and Me

    • By: Meera Syal
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
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    Nine-year-old Meena can't wait to grow up and break free from her parents. But, as the daughter of the only Punjabi family in the mining village of Tollington, her struggle for independence is different from most. Meena wants fish fingers and chips, not chapati and dhal; she wants an English Christmas, not the usual interminable Punjabi festivities. But more than anything, she wants to roam the backyards of working-class Tollington with feisty Anita Rutter and her gang.

    Non-member price: $10.47

    • Doctor Who: The Gemini Contagion

    • By: Jason Arnopp
    • Narrated by: Meera Syal
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Meera Syal reads this exclusive audio story featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond.The ice-planet Vinsk, in the year 2112. The all-new anti-viral handwash, Gemini, has been laced with Meme-Spawn: a sentient micro-organism which makes the user fluent in every language in the universe. However, manufacturer Zalnex made one crucial mistake.

    Non-member price: $14.99

    • Ed Reardon's Week: Series 13

    • The BBC Radio Sitcom
    • By: Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
    • Narrated by: Christopher Douglas, Meera Syal, Stephanie Cole, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs
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    Curmudgeonly author Ed Reardon is back - author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans. In these six episodes, Ed and Elgar return to London (from their failed jaunt living in a shepherd's hut in the country) destitute and on the lookout for a new roof over their respective heads, where he bumps into Geoff Daytona - a rich successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker Ed was at school with....

    Non-member price: $27.33