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  • A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis | Sigmund Freud,G. Stanley Hall - translation

    A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall - translation
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    This series of 28 lectures was given by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the founder of psychoanalysis, during the First World War and first published in English in 1920. The purpose of this general introduction was to present his work and ideas - as they had matured at that point - to a general public; and even though there was to be considerable development and change over the ensuing years, these talks still offer a valuable and remarkably approachable entry point to his revolutionary concepts.

    Thomas says: "Simply Spectacular"
  • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill's Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops | Damien Lewis

    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill's Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Damien Lewis
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    From award-winning historian, war reporter, and author Damien Lewis (Zero Six Bravo, Judy) comes the incredible true story of the top-secret "butcher-and-bolt" black ops units Prime Minister Winston Churchill assigned the task of stopping the unstoppable German war machine. Criminals, rogues, and survivalists, the brutal tactics and grit of these "deniables" would define a military unit the likes of which the world had never seen.

    William says: "Fascinating tales of heroism from WW2"
  • The Advertising Effect | Adam Ferrier,Jennifer Fleming

    The Advertising Effect

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Adam Ferrier, Jennifer Fleming
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    In The Advertising Effect, respected advertising insider, Adam Ferrier, reveals the ten techniques used by some of the best-known brands across the globe. These techniques are grounded in psychological theory with award winning real world examples and explore how the most effective way to change behaviour is through action rather than the conventional advertising practices (emotional or rational persuasion).

    Phil Hudson says: "One of The Best Books on Advertising Ever"
  • The Gnosis of the Mind | G. R. S. Mead

    The Gnosis of the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By G. R. S. Mead
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    George Robert Stowe Mead was one of the most prolific and gifted scholars of Gnosticism and Hermeticism of the first half of the 20th century. This book explores gnostic ideas and texts from an entirely sympathetic point of view, which was rare at the time. Editor Jason Augustus Newcomb has rendered the book more comprehensible for modern listeners, as well as added additional notes and commentary.

    Dennis W says: "Very Deep"
  • The Golden Fleece | Robert Graves

    The Golden Fleece

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Robert Graves
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    In order to reclaim his father's kingdom, Jason has been sent on an impossible mission: to take the golden ram's fleece that lies far away, guarded by a dragon. Jason, who is so attractive that women fall instantly in love with him, sets sail in the Argo, along with the greatest heroes of ancient Greece, including the surly (and often drunk) Hercules, the enchanting musician Orpheus and the warring twins Castor and Pollux. As they battle clashing rocks, monsters and seductresses, watched over by pitiless gods...

    Darryl says: "nice "factual" recreation"
  • Confucius: In a Nutshell | Neil Wenborn

    Confucius: In a Nutshell

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Neil Wenborn
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    Confucius stands alone among the world's great thinkers. Perhaps no other teacher has exerted so powerful a hold over so many people for so long. For two and a half millennia his sayings, preserved and developed by generations of his followers, have shaped the cultural and political life of the world's most populous nation, and they continue to offer fresh insights for today's globalized society. This audiobook sets Confucius's life and teachings in the context of the long history of China....

    Michael G Raimondi says: "Save Your Money"
  • Warriors: Extraordinary Tales from the Battlefield | Max Hastings

    Warriors: Extraordinary Tales from the Battlefield

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    With an introduction read by Max Hastings. An exhilarating and uplifting account of the lives of 16 ‘warriors’ from the last three centuries, hand-picked for their bravery or extraordinary military experience by the eminent military historian, author and ex-editor of the Daily Telegraph, Sir Max Hastings. Over the course of 40 years of writing about war, Max Hastings has grown fascinated by outstanding deeds of derring-do on the battlefield (land, sea, or air) - and by their practitioners.

    Douglas says: "Read Warriors"
  • Sixty-One Nails: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 1 | Mike Shevdon

    Sixty-One Nails: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mike Shevdon
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    There is a secret war growing beneath the streets of London. The immense Sixty-One Nails follows Niall Petersen, from a suspected heart attack on the London Underground, into the hidden world of the Feyre, an uncanny place of legend that lurks just beyond the surface of everyday life. The ancient peoples are at war - but is Niall really the one who can wield the dark magic of the Untainted, and save them all?

    Tango says: "Urban Fantasy with a Gothic Flavor"
  • Lord Kelvin's Machine: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 2 | James P Blaylock

    Lord Kelvin's Machine: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By James P Blaylock
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    In Victorian London, Alice, the wife of scientist-explorer Langdon St. Ives, is murdered by his arch-nemesis, the hunchback Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. St. Ives and his valet, Hasbro, pursue Narbondo across Norway, contesting Narbondo's plot to destroy the earth and, later, efforts to revivify Narbondo's apparently frozen corpse. In the process, St. Ives gains access to a powerful device created by Lord Kelvin, which allows St. Ives to travel through time.

    Katherine says: "A steampunk adventure with time paradoxes"
  • Lost & Found | Brooke Davis

    Lost & Found

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brooke Davis
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington, Nicolette McKenzie, Helen Walsh
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    Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie's father, leaves her in the big ladies' underwear department of a local store and never returns. Agatha Pantha, 82, has not left her house - or spoken to another human being - since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silence by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule.

    Sarah j says: "Lovely Cute story !"
  • Strategos: Born in the Borderlands, Strategos 1 | Gordon Doherty

    Strategos: Born in the Borderlands, Strategos 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gordon Doherty
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    When the falcon has flown, the mountain lion will charge from the east, and all Byzantium will quake. Only one man can save the empire ... the Haga!1046 AD. The Byzantine Empire teeters on full-blown war with the Seljuk Sultanate. In the borderlands of Eastern Anatolia, a land riven with bloodshed and doubt, young Apion's life is shattered in one swift and brutal Seljuk night raid. Only the benevolence of Mansur, a Seljuk farmer, offers him a second chance of happiness.

    Matt Herman says: "Absolute Must Read/listen!"
  • The Prince | Niccolò Machiavelli

    The Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    The Prince is a treatise that systematically charts the best strategies for successful governing. It unapologetically places realism above idealism, showing would-be kings how to get what they want while appearing to be generous and honourable, and advocates that the means — cruelty, duplicity and horror —justify the ends of secure monarchical rule. But it can also be read as the work of a secret republican subtly undermining the despotism of the ruling Medici family.

  • The Monk | Matthew Lewis

    The Monk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Matthew Lewis
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads the monk Ambrosio, into temptation and the breaking of his vows, then to sexual obsession and rape, and finally to murder in order to conceal his guilt. Written when Matthew Lewis was only 19, The Monk was criticised when first published in 1796 for its lewdness and impiety, but this criticism only added to its popularity.

    Jefferson says: "An Overwritten, Oddly Compelling Gothic Father"
  • Homunculus: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 1 | James P Blaylock

    Homunculus: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James P Blaylock
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    In 1870s London, a city of contradictions and improbabilities, a dead man pilots an airship and living men are willing to risk all to steal a carp. Here, a night of bangers and ale at the local pub can result in an eternity at the Blood Pudding with the rest of the reanimated dead.... A comic science-fiction novel first published in 1986. It took the Philip K Dick award that year, and was the second book in Blaylock's loose steampunk trilogy, following The Digging Leviathan (1984) and preceding Lord Kelvin's Machine (1992).

    Katherine says: "Over the top in the right kind of way"
  • Odd John | Olaf Stapledon

    Odd John

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    John Wainwright is a freak, a human mutation with an extraordinary intelligence which is both awesome and frightening to behold. Ordinary humans are mere playthings to him. And Odd John has a plan - to create a new order on Earth, a new supernormal species. But the world is not ready for such a change...

    D. Raynal says: "Fascinating, Suburb and Thoughtful"
  • Research | Philip Kerr

    Research

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Philip Kerr
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    Houston publishes so many books a year that he can't possibly write them himself. He has a ghost team; writers, agents, publishers. So when he takes a year out to write something of quality, a novel that will win prizes, a lot of people stand to lose their livelihoods. Now Houston, the prime suspect in his wife's murder, has disappeared. He could be anywhere and there are many who'd like to find him.

    John Tipton says: "Great mystery/thriller - great performance"
  • Snakemaster | Austin Stevens

    Snakemaster

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Austin Stevens
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    Known as the original "Snakemaster" from his various television shows, Austin Stevens is one of the most famous herpetologists in the world. From his show Austin Stevens: Snakemaster on Animal Planet to his many appearances in the media, Stevens is known as an incredibly smart, yet incredibly insane animal lover.

  • For Asperger's Syndrome, Schizoid Personality Disorder, OCPD and Introverts: Why Being

    For Asperger's Syndrome, Schizoid Personality Disorder, OCPD and Introverts: Why Being "Different" Is the New Social Norm: Transcend Mediocrity, Book 112

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By J.B. Snow
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    You may have downloaded this book for many reasons. You might be someone who has a socially awkward child, friend, spouse, lover, employee, boss, or parent. They may be object-oriented, task-oriented, and may lack social skills. They may struggle to make friends. Maybe they prefer aloneness or isolation. Maybe they feel a sense of alienation from other people.

  • The Art of Speeches and Presentations: The Secrets of Making People Remember What You Say | Philip Collins

    The Art of Speeches and Presentations: The Secrets of Making People Remember What You Say

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Philip Collins
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    Whether you like it or loathe it, public speaking is something many of us have to do. Be it presentations to colleagues or speeches to a room full of near-strangers, we all want to shine…or at least get through it with our dignity intact. Luckily Philip Collins, former Chief Speech Writer to Tony Blair, knows exactly what’s needed to give a storming speech. The secret, according to Philip, is content. Too many of us focus on how we’re presenting, and don’t spend enough time thinking about what we’re presenting. The secret to memorable, polished speeches is to think more about the material you’re sharing.

  • The Road to Bedlam: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 2 | Mike Shevdon

    The Road to Bedlam: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mike Shevdon
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    The sequel to Sixty-One Nails. "There's been an accident. It's your daughter." But Alex isn't dead. She's been snatched because she came into her magical power early. Her father, Niall Petersen, must use his own wayward magic to track her down and save her from the madness of Bedlam. Mike Shevdon lives in Bedfordshire, England, with his wife and son, where he pursues the various masteries of weapons, technology, and cookery.

    Robert says: "Poor story compared to first volume"
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