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  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales | Oliver Sacks

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
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    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    Darwin8u says: "A Clinician's eYe, but a Poet's HEART"
  • An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales | Oliver Sacks

    An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
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    To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.

    Jeff says: "SACKS IS AN ABSOLUTE JOY !!"
  • Burning Chrome | William Gibson

    Burning Chrome

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Dennis Holland, Kevin Pariseau, and others
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    William Gibson's dark visions of computer cowboys, bio-enhanced soldiers of fortune, and hi-tech lowlifes have won unprecedented praise. Included here are some of the most famous short fiction and novellas by the author of Count Zero and Neuromancer.

    Darwin8u says: "Anticipates Gibson's later, great Cyberpunk novels"
  • Awakenings | Oliver Sacks

    Awakenings

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
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    Awakenings - which inspired the major motion picture - is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and their extraordinary transformations.

    Douglas says: "Absolute classic!"
  • The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins

    The Moonstone

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
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    Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond.

    Gary Kelly says: "Be persistent"
  • Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf | Oliver Sacks

    Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
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    In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect - a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonishing, culture and unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well.

    Douglas says: "A Rich Experience"
  • Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

    Frankenstein

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mary Shelley
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott, Chris Larkin, Jonathan Oliver, and others
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    Mary Shelley’s poignant exploration of the true depths of human ambition has had a profound effect on readers since its conception in 1816. When scientist Victor Frankenstein forms a creature from the body parts of corpses, thus shattering the perceived limits of scientific understanding, the consequences are devastating.

  • Bad Company: Sean Dillon Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jack Higgins
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    In the waning days of World War II, Hitler entrusted his diary to a young aide, Baron Max von Berger. Over the years von Berger has used his inheritance to become one of the richest men in the world, developing a secret alliance with the Rashid family - longtime foes of Major Ferguson of British Intelligence; his undercover enforcer, Sean Dillon; and their American colleague, Blake Johnson. Now the ultimate confrontation is drawing near.

  • Dark Justice: Sean Dillon Series, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jack Higgins
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    It is night in Manhattan. The president of the United States is scheduled to have dinner with an old friend, but in the building across the street a man has disabled the security and stands at a window, a rifle in his hand. The assassination doesn't go according to plan, but this is only the beginning. Someone is recruiting a shadowy network of agents with the intention of creating terror. Their range is broad, their identities masked, their methods subtle.

  • The Kreutzer Sonata | Leo Tolstoy

    The Kreutzer Sonata

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    One of Tolstoy’s most important shorter works, The Kreutzer Sonata presents a problematic view of the relationship between the sexes and promotes abstinence as the solution. Pozdnyshev jealously observes the intimacy that emerges between his wife and a violin player. Haunted by The Kreutzer Sonata, over which they bonded, it plays round and round in Pozdnyshev’s head driving him to distraction and to an unquenchable rage.

    Tad Davis says: "Disturbing"
  • Holiday Classics by O. Henry | O. Henry

    Holiday Classics by O. Henry

    • UNABRIDGED (49 mins)
    • By O. Henry
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, Jonathan Davis
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    When it comes to the holidays, no story captures the true spirit of giving like O. Henry’s classic "The Gift of the Magi". And in celebration of the season, Audie Award® winners Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, and Jonathan Davis bring to life this timeless Christmas tale, plus two more of O. Henry’s holiday gems: "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Last Leaf".

    Jim Hall says: "Three well-narrated classic tales"
  • Don't Know Much About American History | Kenneth C. Davis

    Don't Know Much About American History

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman, Jonathan Davis
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    In his trademark question-and-answer style, Davis introduces our ancestors who settled the East and expanded the West, as well as those who had been living here all along. His sure touch brings the drama and excitement of the American story vividly to life.

    Mark Bunker says: "An enjoyable look into our past"
  • A Leg to Stand On | Oliver Sacks

    A Leg to Stand On

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
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    Dr. Oliver Sacks's books Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars and the best-selling The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat have been acclaimed for their compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In A Leg to Stand On, it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey.

    jeff says: "A very rewarding read but Not for everybody."
  • Fred and Rose: The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors | Howard Sounes

    Fred and Rose: The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Howard Sounes
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    The true crime bestseller about Fred and Rose West a couple virtually unique in British criminal history - who loved and killed together as husband and wife. During their long relationship the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their teenage daughter, Heather.

  • Woman on the Stairs | Bernhard Schlink

    Woman on the Stairs

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Bernhard Schlink
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    For decades the painting was believed to be lost. But just as mysteriously as it disappeared, it reappears, an anonymous donation to a gallery in Sydney. The art world is stunned, but so are the three men who loved the woman in the painting - the woman on the stairs. One by one they track her down to an isolated cottage in Australia. Here they must try to untangle the lies and betrayals of their shared past - but time is running out.

  • Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1 | China Mieville

    Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none—not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory.

    David says: "Not My Cup Of Tea"
  • Eye of the Storm: Sean Dillon Series, Book 1 | Jack Higgins

    Eye of the Storm: Sean Dillon Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jack Higgins
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    Sean Dillon is a hired killer. The IRA, the PLO, ETA - he's worked for them all. Now, with the Gulf War raging, the Iraqis need his services for an apocalyptic strike at the heart of the West. If it succeeds, it will shake the world to its foundations. Leaders will be wiped out, terror will spread: a devastating blow against democracy. Dillon has 10 Downing Street in his sights, but British intelligence are on his trail. They have hired a killer to stalk a killer - a mortal enemy who is hell-bent on revenge.

  • Drink with the Devil: Sean Dillon Series, Book 5 | Jack Higgins

    Drink with the Devil: Sean Dillon Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jack Higgins
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    A fortune in stolen British gold, brutally hijacked by Irish Protestant paramilitaries in the 1980s, lies shipwrecked at the bottom of the Irish Sea. Now the Irish Rose and her precious cargo have been found. The race is on to recover the bullion. Irish militant Michael Ryan wants to finance war in his homeland - and a sinister pact with the New York Mafia will make his dreams a savage reality. To stop him the British and American authorities must call in the best: Sean Dillon, once the most feared IRA enforcer, now working for British Intelligence.

  • The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper

    The Last of the Mohicans

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.

    Charles says: "Great voice. Struggles with dialect."
  • Wolf at the Door: Sean Dillon, Book 17 | Jack Higgins

    Wolf at the Door: Sean Dillon, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jack Higgins
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    Putin and the Russians have suffered too many killings of their own people in the past. Now they want the whole of the 'Prime Minister's private army' wiped out, including Blake Johnson and Charles Ferguson. Somebody is after them: Blake, Harry Miller, his sister, Monica, Harry Salter and Billy. The only people spared are Roper and Dillon. After surviving a car bomb, Ferguson heads a desperate search to uncover the perpetrator.

    Amazon Customer says: "Narration "
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