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John

John Belleville, IL, United States

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  • "Full Moon + Jeremy Sinden = A Full ..."

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    Like Frederick Davidson, Jeremy Sinden gets the inner meaning of Wodehouse, extracting every drop of irony, sarcasm, mock-melodrama or just plain humor from every single line. His vocal portrayals are pitch-perfect; one gets a visual image of every character. His timing and pacing are impeccable. His diction is downright Harovian. Or Etonian, take your pick.

    But then again, like any actor with a great script, Sinden has a lot to work with here. Full Moon is one of the highest spots in the Wodehouse bookshelf, a tumultuous romp through the spreading park lands and messuages of Blandings Castle, where:

    Veronica Wedge ("the dumbest blonde in Shropshire") and Tipton Plimson ("rather a self-centered young man") find love

    Colonel Egbert (complete with service revolver) and Lady Hermione Wedge (who looks like a cook) find a rich son-in-law

    Bill Lister ("Blister" to his pals) finds he isn't cut out for the life artistic but is cut out for life with Prudence ("that little squirt") Garland

    Lord Emsworth ("that woolen-headed peer") finds peace when everybody finally clears out of his house and leaves him with his prize porker, Empress of Blandings and his favorite reading, "On the Care of the Pig", by the great Augustus Whiffle

    And the Hon. Galahad Threepwood finds he can make it all come about with an adroit mixture of lies, half-truths, tall tales, brisk staff work...and putting the Empress in Veronica's bedroom.

    Don't worry, I haven't given anything away. In Wodehouse everyone--at least, all the deserving ones--get exactly what they want. The fun--and there is a great deal of fun here, served up with no unstinting hand--is seeing how they get it. Jeremy Sinden makes Wodehouse in your ear buds even better that Wodehouse off the printed page.

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    Full Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jeremy Sinden
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    The moon beamed down genially on the turrets and battlements of Blandings Castle. Sleep, however, eluded Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth. To be compelled to play host to his younger son, Freddie, was enough; add his sister Veronica and a chap called Tipton Plimsoll and you have a situation at which the doughtiest earl might quail...

    John says: "Full Moon + Jeremy Sinden = A Full Hand"
  • "Zulu warriors. Private Detectives. ..."

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    Uncle Fred is one of Wodehouse's most engaging characters. Uncle Fred in the Springtime is one of his best books. And Jonathan Cecil's performance is does full justice to them both.

    First, there is Cecil's ability to give each character a distinctive (and appropriate) vocal portrayal. Then there is his consistency in those portrayals. Add his ability to get every nuance out of every line and you have a full hand.

    But wait, there's more. This is simply one of the best books in the Wodehouse canon. Start with a plot so tangled it may take a few listens to get it fixed in your mind (fear not; this is a story and a reading that gets better with every hearing). Add those various situations--from a Zulu warrior wedged into a phone booth to a spot of indoor artillery practice--that could only happen in the world according to Wodehouse. And to top it all off, there's Uncle Fred, his jumpy nephew Pongo and the lovely, lissom Polly Pott, crashing the exclusive gates of Blandings Castle posing as...

    Well, you'll just have to listen.

    Added goose: unlike some of the Wodehouse offered by Audible, this recording is crystal clear.

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    Uncle Fred in the Springtime

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By P.G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title: Fredrick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a "splendid gentleman, a sportsman to his fingertips". Mr Twistleton, nephew to Earl, and otherwise known as "Pongo" to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as "being loopy to the tonsils".

    Patricia Marino says: "Perfection"
  • "A Novelist, A Playboy, Criminals & ..."

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    Wodehouse is most famous for two series, the Bertie and Jeeves novels and stories and what Wodehouse himself once referred to as “the Blandings Castle saga”.

    Those who have explored the Master’s canon a little more deeply are familiar with two other delightful recurring characters: Ukridge (“that foe of the human race”) and the nephew-rich Mr. Mulliner. Below that strata are what might be identified as the “Valley Fields Chronicles”, a series of loosely-connected novels that revolve around that much-abused suburb, including such gems as Sam the Sudden (1925), Big Money (1931) and Ice in the Bedroom (1961).

    Then there are all the, for lack of a better term, “one-offs”: novels with characters that never recur elsewhere, each set in a place that seldom if ever figures in other tales. Among these particular delicacies, Hot Water is one of the most delectable.

    Admittedly, Gordon (“Oily” to his friends) Carlisle and Gerty (the tree on which the fruit of his larcenous life hangs) are recurring characters (most delightfully in Cocktail Time, 1958). But the main characters, Packy Franklyn, Lady Beatrice Bracken, Blair Eggleston, Senator Opal, his charming daughter Jane, the Gedges and the “Veek”, while all recognizable Wodehouse types, are all indigenous to this one story.

    And what a tangled, funny, sweet, ridiculous story it is. There’s no point in summing up the plot because that would ruin the fun. Just imagine what a U.S. Senator, having been elected and re-elected for years on a sound “Dry” platform, would do if a woman—a woman who wants him to grant her husband a particular political favor—suddenly came into possession of his latest letter…to…his…bootlegger.

    Jonathan Cecil is very near the top of his game on this one—not quite as good as his performances on Young Men in Spats or Uncle Fred in the Springtime, but very close. Occasionally he fails to pace himself, running out of breath on some of Wodehouse’s longer sentences but, while disappointing, this doesn’t get in the way of the fun. Every character comes through your earphones as a three-dimensional individual, and no nuance is missed.

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    Hot Water

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
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    The house-party at Chateau Blissac, Brittany features a rather odd array of guests this year. Mr. J. Wellington Gedge is hoping for some peace and quiet while his wife takes herself off for a while. She, however, has invited numerous visitors to the chateau, to whom he will have to play reluctant host. Senator Opal and his daughter are expected, and so is the chateau's handsome owner Vicomte de Blissac.

    Leslie says: "One of my favorites from audible"
  1. Full Moon
  2. Uncle Fred in the Springtime
  3. Hot Water
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    This is a really fun listen. On the surface this is a nerd-gets-hot-guy story, but Janie is not a typical nerd and the author does a good job making her character's insecurities believable and not annoying. Janie is a 26 year old, smart girl that is insecure and querky due to her background. She starts out having a bad day but meets Quinn, the good looking building security guard, that helps her land a new job. They develop a relationship despite Janie's insecurities, ex boyfriend issues and family dramas.

    There were parts of the story that were predictable (Janie not realizing Quinn's position in the company), but there is enough other stuff going on with the characters to keep me engaged and listening. I also enjoyed the humor of this story, I liked the eccentric trivia and Janie's internal dialogues.

    Over all this is a very solid contemporay romance/ chic-lit story and a highly enjoyable listen. I highly recommend this one - especially at $6 with the Whispersync.

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  • "Another great CM book"

    4 of 4 helpful votes

    I have never been let down by a Christopher Moore book, and this is no exception. This book is clever and preposterous, but not totally unbelievable. How can I say that a book about death coming to earth is believable? Well, that's just what Christopher Moore does. He takes the craziest stuff (I mean really crazy, like I must have been high when I thought this up kind of crazy) and makes you think that it's all possible. He does this by developing the characters into people that you like. People you could go have a beer with, or talk about shreiking ancient sewer dwelling goddesses over a latte with. And his pacing is right on. He never slows down so much that you lose interest, or speeds up so much that you're left scratching your head, saying, "Wha...?"

    So what I'm trying to say is, if you already like CM, this is one of his many great books. You'll like it. And if you've never read a CM book before, this is a good place to start. You'll also like it.

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    A Dirty Job

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    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"

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    Very Good Jeeves, Volume 2 (






ABRIDGED) by P. G. Wodehouse Narrated by Martin Jarvis

    Very Good Jeeves, Volume 2

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    The second instalment of this wonderful collection of short stories sees Bertie Wooster in the proverbial soup as usual and Jeeves invariably shimmering to the rescue. Love, comic reunions and errant Uncles are all on the agenda, plus bucket loads of laughter. Where would Wooster be without his infinitely brainy valet? Where would audio listeners be without Wodehouse's sparkling comic invention?

    Tad Davis says: "Perfect narrator"
  • 4.9 (11 ratings)
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    Living On Air is a coming of age tale about a small town boy who makes it to the top of his profession in the world of radio and voice-over. It's a heart-warming, funny story filled with the ups and downs people face on the roller-coaster ride to success, including some laughable encounters with major celebrities. Living On Air is narrated by author, Joe Cipriano, considered one of the top voice-over talents in America. Instantly recognizable as the voice of TV networks, award shows, games shows and more.

    Eric says: "Great story and great narration, obviously..."
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    Uncle Fred in the Springtime (






UNABRIDGED) by P. G. Wodehouse Narrated by Jonathan Cecil

    Uncle Fred in the Springtime

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    • By P. G. Wodehouse
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    Uncle Fred, or to give him his full title of Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, fifth Earl of Ickenham, is considered by some as a splendid gentleman - a sportsman to his fingertips. Mr. Twistleton, nephew to the Earl, and otherwise known as Pongo to his friends, has a differing view. He simply describes his uncle as being loopy to the tonsils. But when the eccentric and well-loved Uncle Fred plays Cupid to Lord Emsworth, his old friend at Blandings Castle, little did he know that he would be known as Impostor A and the Lord’s beloved pig, the Empress, as Impostor B....

    Diana says: ""I say dear man . . . would you spot me a . . .?""
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    World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (






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    World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

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    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
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    Club Dead: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #3

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    In this entry from Anthony Award winner Charlaine Harris' New York Times best-selling series, the gorgeous and feisty telepath hits the road to find her missing boyfriend, who may have run off with his former lover - a notorious vamp.

    Pamela M says: "Simply Fantastic"
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    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Moore Narrated by Fisher Stevens

    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

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    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
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    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
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    Snuff

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    Sam Vimes is on a well-deserved holiday. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck - not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong - are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper. Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it’s not long before a body is discovered, and Sam - out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife) - must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done.

    Tim says: "Perfect Pratchett"
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    I Shall Wear Midnight

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    • By Terry Pratchett
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    Rebecca says: "Another Treasured Pratchett"
  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (






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    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

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    After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash.

    Sylvia says: "Full of Surprises and Unexpected Events"
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    Good Omens

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    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
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    Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel

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    Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.

    Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle - and people in general - has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands.

    S says: "One of my top 10 listens of the year!"
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    The Screwtape Letters

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    • By C. S. Lewis
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    A masterpiece of satire, this classic has entertained and enlightened readers the world over with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below". At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C. S. Lewis gives us the correspondence of the worldly-wise old devil to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptation - and triumph over it - ever written.

    James says: "This is the Best Audio Screwtape, a Masterpiece"
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    A Confederacy of Dunces

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    • By John Kennedy Toole
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    The hero of John Kennedy Toole's incomparable, Pulitzer Prize-winning comic classic is one Ignatius J. Reilly, "huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, a latter-day Gargantua, a Don Quixote of the French Quarter". His story bursts with wholly original characters, denizens of New Orleans' lower depths, incredibly true-to-life dialogue, and the zaniest series of high and low comic adventures.

    Jon says: "Well Done"
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (






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    World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

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    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of 30 million souls, to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet.

    Steve says: "Good but Too Short!"
  • Go the F--k to Sleep (






UNABRIDGED) by Adam Mansbach, Ricardo Cortes (cover illustration) Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson

    Go the F--k to Sleep

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    Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) rocks this mock bedtime story, capturing a hilarious range of emotions as the voice of a father struggling to get his child to sleep. Go the F**k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland.

    Darwin8u says: "Read the F--king REVIEW!"
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    Becky and her two-year-old daughter, Minnie, have relocated to L.A. to join her husband, Luke, who is there to handle PR for famous actress Sage Seymour. Becky can't wait to start living the A-list lifestyle, complete with celebrity sightings, yoga retreats, and shopping trips to Rodeo Drive. But she really hopes to become a personal stylist - Sage's personal stylist - if only Luke would set up an introduction.

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UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Adams Narrated by Martin Freeman

    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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    • By Douglas Adams
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    Back on Earth with nothing more to show for his long, strange trip through time and space than a ratty towel and a plastic shopping bag, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination.

    Connie says: "Loved this one the best out of the 6"
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    Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

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    • By Janet Evanovich
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    After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.

    G. House Sr. says: "Tedious Formulaic with same-old same-old"
  • The Serpent of Venice: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Moore Narrated by Euan Morton

    The Serpent of Venice: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
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    Venice, a really long time ago: Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from Britain who also happens to be a favorite of the Doge: The rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters have lured Pocket to a dark dungeon, promising a spirited evening. Their invitation is, of course, bogus. These scoundrels have something far less amusing planned for the man who has consistently foiled their quest for power and wealth. But this Fool is no fool.…

    Amazon Customer says: "Moore sophomoric humor riffing off the Bard's time"
  • Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher Moore Narrated by Fisher Stevens

    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

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    Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

    Hope says: "A Worthy Book, indeed"
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    Highway to Hellas

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Arnd Schimkat, Moses Wolff
    • Narrated By Simon Jäger
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    Die griechische Insel Paladiki steht unter Schock: Die Deutschen kommen, um zu schnüffeln! Jörg Geissner - unfreiwilliger Neu-Single und Vollblutspießer - will die korrekte Verwendung eines Kredits überprüfen. Doch mit Hilfe des gewitzten Gigolos Panos führen die Inselbewohner den Banker so richtig an der Nase herum. Eine wahre Odyssee beginnt!

  • Fifty Cents for Your Soul (






UNABRIDGED) by Denise Dietz Narrated by Diane Piron-Gelman

    Fifty Cents for Your Soul

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Denise Dietz
    • Narrated By Diane Piron-Gelman
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    Frannie Rosen's psychic mentions a brilliant future, but she never tells the relatively straight-laced and naive Frannie that she will be possessed by a promiscuous, stage-struck doppelganger. All Frannie wants is an Oscar-winning role, a “to die for” role. What she gets is far more than that, especially when she's cast in a horror film about a demonic possession, directed by the legendary Victor Madison. While being piloted by Madison, Frannie is also orchestrated by a doppelganger/demon.

  • Mahlzeit! Ein Leben im Büro (






UNABRIDGED) by div. Narrated by Iris Berben, Christoph Maria Herbst, Andreas Platthaus

    Mahlzeit! Ein Leben im Büro

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By div.
    • Narrated By Iris Berben, Christoph Maria Herbst, Andreas Platthaus
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    Iris Berben und Christoph Maria Herbst erklären einen Ort, an dem sehr viele Menschen den größten Teil ihres Lebens verbringen, einen Ort mit merkwürdigen Ritualen und gefährlichen Untiefen, an dem das Montagmorgengefühl zu Hause und die Zeit boshaft ist: Das Büro. Schon immer hat es auch die Dichter beschäftigt und zu grandiosen Texten wie Melvilles "Bartleby, der Schreiber" geführt. Moderiert von Andreas Platthaus.

  • Schade um die schöne Verschwendung! (






UNABRIDGED) by Max Goldt Narrated by Max Goldt

    Schade um die schöne Verschwendung!

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Max Goldt
    • Narrated By Max Goldt
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    In bester Tradition entlarvt Max Goldt einmal mehr die Absurditäten und Widersprüche des Alltags und rückt die vermeintlichen Nebenschauplätze des Lebens rücksichtslos in den Fokus - zum Schreien komisch. Als Meister der freischwebend-assoziativen, dabei stets präzise sezierenden Sprache verliert er aber niemals ganz seinen vornehmen, fast aristokratischen Tonfall.

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  • The Dog (






UNABRIDGED) by Joseph O'Neill Narrated by Erik Davies

    The Dog

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joseph O'Neill
    • Narrated By Erik Davies
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    The author of the best-selling and award-winning Netherland now gives us his eagerly awaited, stunningly different new novel: a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai. Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, our unnamed hero leaves New York to take an unusual job in a strange desert metropolis. In Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-la, he struggles with his new position as the "family officer" of the capricious and very rich Batros family.

    Paula says: "Oh my...sometimes you totally pick wrong"
  • 24 Hour Roommates (






UNABRIDGED) by Sandy H. Steele Narrated by Suzanne Schmidt

    24 Hour Roommates

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Sandy H. Steele
    • Narrated By Suzanne Schmidt
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    Morgan is excited to start her junior year of college. Cameron is a struggling author in need of a new idea. A small housing mix-up places this unlikely pair together. Morgan is LDS and Cameron is not. She prefers to cook at home, while he is just fine getting a burger from McDonald's. How will this duo survive 24 hours with each other as they try to get the housing mix-up straightened out?

  • Too Much Information (






UNABRIDGED) by Dave Gorman Narrated by Dave Gorman

    Too Much Information

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dave Gorman
    • Narrated By Dave Gorman
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    Nowadays, the world is full of people trying to tell us things. So much so that we have taught our brains not to pay much attention. After all, click the mouse, tap the screen, flick the channel and it’s on to the next thing. But Dave Gorman thinks it’s time to have a closer look, to find out how much nonsense we tacitly accept. Suspicious adverts, baffling newspaper headlines, fake twitter, endless cat videos, insane TV shows where the presenters ask the same questions over and over.