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  • Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition | T. Colin Campbell,Howard Jacobson

    Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By T. Colin Campbell, Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Don Hagen
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    In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.

    Sara says: "Not what you think it is"
  • J: A Novel | Howard Jacobson

    J: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh, Colin Mace
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    J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. After the devastation of WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED, all that should remain is peace and prosperity. Everyone knows his or her place; all actions are out in the open. But Esme Nussbaum has seen the distorted realities, the fissures that have only widened in the 20-plus years since she was forced to resign from her position at the monitor of the Public Mood.

    stephen says: "bad"
  • FREE: Audible Interview with Howard Jacobson: Audible Sessions | Howard Jacobson, Audible

    FREE: Audible Interview with Howard Jacobson: Audible Sessions

    • ORIGINAL (28 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson, Audible
    • Narrated By Howard Jacobson, Audible
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    Exclusive interview.

    Sandy says: "Looking forward to 'reading' Howard Jacobson"
  • Shylock Is My Name | Howard Jacobson

    Shylock Is My Name

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
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    Winter, a cemetery, Shylock. In this provocative and profound interpretation of The Merchant of Venice, Shylock is juxtaposed against his present-day counterpart in the character of art dealer and conflicted father Simon Strulovitch. With characteristic irony, Jacobson presents Shylock as a man of incisive wit and passion, concerned still with questions of identity, parenthood, anti-Semitism, and revenge.

    Gypsy Girl says: "Far beyond expectations"
  • Finkler Question | Howard Jacobson

    Finkler Question

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    The Finkler Question is a scorching story of friendship and loss and of the wisdom and humanity of maturity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best. Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick.

    Darwin8u says: "Meh. This novel ends with a whimper."
  • Whatever It Is, I Don't Like It | Howard Jacobson

    Whatever It Is, I Don't Like It

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Howard Jacobson
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    The winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize, Howard Jacobson, brims with life in this collection of his most acclaimed journalism. From the unusual disposal of his father-in-law's ashes and the cultural wasteland of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the melancholy sensuality of Leonard Cohen and desolation of Wagner's tragedies, Jacobson writes with all the thunder and joy of a man possessed. Absurdity piles upon absurdity, and glorious sentences weave together to create an hilarious, heartbreaking and uniquely human collection.

  • When Will Jews Be Forgiven the Holocaust | Howard Jacobson

    When Will Jews Be Forgiven the Holocaust

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
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    Experience teaches that the burden of guilt is as difficult as the burden of obligation. Philosophers note that irritation with this burden can quickly turn to resentment. So should Jews therefore be careful not to present themselves as victims? Does the same law apply to anti-Semitism? Howard Jacobson wonders if this chain of animosity can ever be broken.

  • Kalooki Nights | Howard Jacobson

    Kalooki Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
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    Two young friend, Max Glickman and Manny Washinski, get together in an abandoned air-raid shelter and create a comic-book history of Jewish suffering. Years later, Manny is in jail for a horrible crime and Max is a comic book artist. After Manny's release from prison decades later, the two meet again when Max is hired by a production company to write a film treatment based on Manny's life.

    Bette says: "Laugh-Out-Loud Seriousness"
  • J | Howard Jacobson

    J

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Colin Mace, Adjoa Andoh
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    Two people fall in love. Kevern doesn't know why his father always drew two fingers across his lips when he said a world starting with a J. Ailinn too has grown up in the dark about where she came from. On their first date Kevern kisses the bruises under her eyes. He doesn't ask who hurt her. Hanging over the lives of everyone is a past event shrouded in suspicion, now referred to as What Happened, If It Happened.

    Colleen T. says: "J"
  • The Finkler Question | Howard Jacobson

    The Finkler Question

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick. Now all three are recently widowed, in their own way, and spend sweetly painful evenings together reminiscing. Until an unexpected violent attack brings everything they thought they knew into question.

    BabsD says: "Funny, touching, thoughtful"
  • Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare) | Howard Jacobson

    Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
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    'Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?' With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It's the beginning of a remarkable friendship.

  • The Swag Man | Howard Jacobson

    The Swag Man

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 20 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Dean Williamson
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    A hilarious and moving true story by Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson about the greatest “swag man” in the history of Manchester. A charming, brazen salesman of genius, Frankie Cohen rises from selling cheap gewgaws, known as swag, for Jacobson's father in the rough market streets of the Northern English city, to buying and selling some of the world's greatest artworks.

  • Zoo Time | Howard Jacobson

    Zoo Time

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Simon Shatzberger
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    In Zoo Time, Jacobson delivers the shrewdly observed and highly comedic story of one man, two women, and an interesting (to say the least) marital dynamic. When novelist Guy Ableman marries the alluring Vanessa, her equally alluring mother Poppy comes with the package. In a veritable tizzy, Guy considers a bold path - one that might just spark his greatest novel yet.

  • Zoo Time | Howard Jacobson

    Zoo Time

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Simon Schatzberger
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    Struggling novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. In flight from personal disappointment and universal despair, Guy wonders if it's time to take his love for Poppy to another level.

  • Kalooki Nights | Howard Jacobson

    Kalooki Nights

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Life should have been sunny for Max Glickman, growing up in Crumpsall Park in peacetime, with his mother's glamorous card evenings to look forward to, and photographs of his father's favourite boxers on the walls. But other voices whisper seductively to him of Buchenwald, extermination, and the impossibility of forgetting.

  • The Making of Henry | Howard Jacobson

    The Making of Henry

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated By Paul Matthews
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    One day, out of the blue, Henry Nagel receives a solicitor's letter telling him he has inherited a sumptuous apartment in St John's Wood. Divine intervention? Or his late father's love nest? Henry doesn't know, but he's glad to escape the North, where there is nothing and no one to keep him. After nearly 60 years of angry disappointment, Henry's life is about to change. But the ghosts of Henry's past are not prepared to disappear without a struggle....

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