Hi,there! It's Monday, and that means it's time to re-up your queue with some notable additions and must-listens for the week. Among those worth checking out are three very fascinating but very different true stories, including an investigation into what happened to missing screenwriter Gary Devore. But first, check out Audible's Best Listens of 2023 list for some other inspiration. Happy listening!.
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None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell—who previously wrote The Family Upstairs and Then She Was Gone—is back with an all-new psychological thriller, this time about a woman named Alix Summer who finds herself the subject of her own popular true-crime podcast. After a chance encounter with a stranger named Josie, Alix finds her world turned upside down by the new, unsettling presence in her life, especially after agreeing to feature her on her podcast. You’ll have to listen to find out all the twists and turns!
"He was nervous about starting a new TV show after Spin City got canceled. By the way, I read the script for [Two and a Half Men] and said, 'You have to do this show… You're crazy for not doing this.'”
Just B with Bethenny Frankel
Denise Richards tells host Bethenny Frankel that she helped convince her then-husband Charlie Sheen to play Charlie Harper on the super popular CBS sitcom.
A mix of harrowing true stories are getting attention this week, with an investigation into one of several missing kids left behind in the Syrian desert; a lookback at how one man was able to charm so many people into investing in a state-owned oil company; and an attempt to piece together what happened to a screenwriter who went missing in 1997.
After the disappearance of two-year-old Salmaan during the 2018 bombardment in Syria, reporter Poonam Taneja embarks on a journey to find out what happened to him and all the other kids left behind in the desert in this seven-week investigative series from the BBC.
Hosted by journalist Joe Nocera, the eight-part series tells the story of the charming Viktor Kožený, who smooth-talked wealthy friends into investing huge amounts into an Azerbaijan state-owned oil company with the promise of staggering returns. But that's just the beginning.
In Season 5, host Josh Dean investigates the mysterious 1997 disappearance of screenwriter Gary Devore, whose absence while working on a script about the U.S. invasion of Panama led to many theories, from foul play to a coverup involving the CIA.
Debuting in November, photographer Khalik Allah looks back on the life and career of rapper and WuTang Clan breakout member, Old Dirty Bastard, "who lived a life of unlikely highs and heart wrenching lows."