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  • Not Quite World's End | John Simpson

    Not Quite World's End

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By John Simpson
    • Narrated By John Simpson
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    In Not Quite World's End, John Simpson looks at the world's troubles, the Middle East, global warming, population explosion, and takes the perhaps surprising view that it's actually not nor will be the end of the world. His vivid prose, his clear-sightedness, and the wonderful anecdotes about the many strange people and places he has come across all add up to a richly satisfying read.

  • Jack and Dave | John Simpson

    Jack and Dave

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By John Simpson
    • Narrated By John Simpson
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    Just out of the service, Dave Henderson is home and ready to enjoy the sexual freedom he didn’t have in the Marine Corps. When he meets Jack Stonner at a party thrown by a neighbor, Dave is immediately attracted to him and launches a seduction, one that starts with sex but soon grows into love.

    A. Mattison says: "horrible narrator"
  • An Evening with John Simpson | John Simpson

    An Evening with John Simpson

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By John Simpson
    • Narrated By John Simpson
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    In a career spanning more than 35 years, John Simpson, the BBC's World Affairs Editor, has reported from more than 100 different countries and 30 war zones. He has twice been the Royal Television Society's Journalist of the Year. In this live theatre recording, he describes some of the difficult and often dangerous situations he has faced as a reporter.

  • Murder Most Gay | John Simpson

    Murder Most Gay

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Simpson
    • Narrated By David Tunic
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    A serial killer is targeting gay men, preying on them in popular bars and parks. Assigned to the case, rookie cop Pat St. James feels all too close to the victims. He's gay and firmly in the closet at work. Pat and his fellow cop, Hank, are hanging out in bars, trying to get a lead on the killer. At the same time, Pat's looking for Mr. Right – juggling three men, hoping he'll find the perfect match for himself.

    Heather says: "Headache Inducing Narration"
  • The Shiloh Campaign: Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland | Steven E. Woodworth (editor),Charles D. Grear,Gary D. Joiner,John R. Lundberg,Grady McWhiney,Alex Mendoza,Brooks D. Simpson,Timothy B. Smith

    The Shiloh Campaign: Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Steven E. Woodworth (editor), Charles D. Grear, Gary D. Joiner, and others
    • Narrated By Samuel F.
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    Some 100,000 soldiers fought in the April 1862 battle of Shiloh, and nearly 20,000 men were killed or wounded; more Americans died on that Tennessee battlefield than had died in all the nation's previous wars combined. In the first book in his new series, Steven E. Woodworth has brought together a group of superb historians to reassess this significant battle and provide in-depth analyses of key aspects of the campaign and its aftermath.

    Macavine says: "Subject matter good, narration distracting"
  • The Wars Against Saddam: The Hard Road to Baghdad | John Simpson

    The Wars Against Saddam: The Hard Road to Baghdad

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By John Simpson
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    This riveting and important book is the summation of more than 20 years covering Saddam Hussein's Iraq. The War Against Saddam offers, in five acts, the full story of his rise to power and the West's relationship with Saddam throughout his dictatorship.

  • Days from a Different World: A Memoir of Childhood | John Simpson

    Days from a Different World: A Memoir of Childhood

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By John Simpson
    • Narrated By John Simpson
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    This is not a mere exercise in nostalgia; rather it is a journey through the England of the late 1940s in all its shabby wonder. It also tells the somewhat strange and often deeply painful story of John Simpson's family. Here we meet his father and his grandmother, who is still living in the small and rather depressing south London suburb that his family had built and dominated, and finally declined with.

  • News From No Man's Land | John Simpson

    News From No Man's Land

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By John Simpson
    • Narrated By John Simpson
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    On November 13th 2001, John Simpson and a BBC news crew walked into Kabul, and the liberation of the Afghan capital was broadcast to a waiting world. It was the end of a sustained campaign against the Taliban, a campaign that Simpson had covered from the beginning, despite appalling difficulties and, often, great danger. In this, his third riveting volume of autobiography, John Simpson focuses on how journalists set about finding the stories that make the headlines.

  • The New Yorker (Nov. 13, 2006) | John Cassidy,Shauna Lyon,Kate Julian,Janet Malcolm,Ian Frazier,Helen Simpson,Rebecca Mead,David Denby

    The New Yorker (Nov. 13, 2006)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By John Cassidy, Shauna Lyon, Kate Julian, and others
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    "High Costs" by John Cassidy; "Wanted: S.W.F., Loves Keef" by Shauna Lyon; "Bella vs. Betty" by Kate Julian; "Strangers in Paradise" by Janet Malcolm; "Downpaging" by Ian Frazier; "Greensleeves" by Helen Simpson; "Proud Flesh" by Rebecca Mead; and "Prettier Pictures" by David Denby.

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