The Guardian Audio Edition: The Facts Ab…out sinkholes - edition 13

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In this week's edition:

• Tory backbenchers fear a repeat of 1997 at the next election. But that doesn't mean any of them have the courage to act on it. Read the article here. by Gaby Hinsliff

• Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, leaves a legacy of literacy and healthcare for the poor, alongside crumbling infrastructure and a dependence on oil. Read the article here. by Rory Carroll

• Google's 'wearable computing' project is now being tested by volunteers, meaning you may already have been surreptitiously filmed, your image uploaded onto Google's servers. How worried should you be? Read the article here. by Charles Arthur

• It's the stuff of nightmares: last week, the ground opened up and swallowed a Florida man as he lay sleeping in his home. But why do these sinkholes occur and how widespread are they? Read the article here. by Jon Henley

• A 22-year-old grandmaster labelled the greatest ever chess player hopes to earn the right to play for the world championship at a London tournament this week. Read the article here. by Stephen Moss in Oslo

And in this week’s audiobook review, we return to a classic of children’s literature, Clive King’s Stig of the Dump, and set off on a brand-new adventure series with Andrew Beasley’s The Battles of Ben Kingdom.

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