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  • The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves | Stephen Grosz

    The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Stephen Grosz
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    An extraordinarybook for anyone eager to understand the hidden motives that shape our lives. We are all storytellers—we create stories to make sense ofour lives. But it is not enough to tell tales; there must be someone to listen. In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz hasspent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our mostbaffling behavior. The Examined Life distills more than fifty thousandhours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon.

    W Perry Hall says: "Not Pop Psych; actual observatns of psychoanalyst"
  • Tony and Susan | Austin Wright

    Tony and Susan

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Austin Wright
    • Narrated By Lorelei King, Peter Marinker
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    Fifteen years ago Susan Morrow left her first husband, Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now she's enduring middle-class suburbia as a doctor's wife when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says.

    Pamela Harvey says: ""Deliverance" meets chick fic."
  • The Examined Life | Stephen Grosz

    The Examined Life

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen Grosz
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    We are all storytellers - through stories, we make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last 25 years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. The Examined Life distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon. This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding.

    Koe says: "If it is possible to give 100 stars, I would"
  • The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups: The Most Disturbing Conspiracies of All Time | Jon E. Lewis

    The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups: The Most Disturbing Conspiracies of All Time

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jon E. Lewis
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Uncover why the Titanic sank, ponder the sinister Vatican/Mafia network that plotted the assassination of liberal John Paul, find out why NASA 'lost' its files on Mars, read why no-one enters Area 51, and consider why medical supplies were already on site at Edgware Road before the 7/7 bombs detonated. Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean that they aren't out to conspire against you.

    sharon says: "An Interesting and Fun Read."
  • Travels With Charley | John Steinbeck

    Travels With Charley

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John Steinbeck
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Believing that a good, interesting life is marked by quality, not quantity, John Steinbeck took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his French poodle Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California. Moving through woods and forests, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and wildernesses, Steinbeck observed America and the Americans with a humorous and sometimes sceptical eye.

    Leo Saumure says: "A blogger way before blogs. Timeless and prophetic"
  • Mr Selfridge | Lindy Woodhead

    Mr Selfridge

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Lindy Woodhead
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Now a major ITV drama series, Mr Selfridge is a tale of Edwardian excess and the rise and fall of maverick retailer Harry Gordon Selfridge. In 1909 London's first dedicated department store opened in a huge blaze of publicity. Zola called Selfridges a 'great cathedral of shopping', and its high priest was Harry Gordon Selfridge, father of modern retailing, philanderer, gambler, dandy and showman.

    Belén Belén says: "Belén's Review"
  • Daisy Miller | Henry James

    Daisy Miller

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Henry James
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Published in 1878, portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Frederick Winterbourne. Winterbourne's pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates they meet in Switzerland and Italy. The the novel coments on the contrast between American and European society that is common to James's work.

    Margaret says: "Great story!"
  • Fugitive Pieces: A Novel (Vintage International) | Anne Michaels

    Fugitive Pieces: A Novel (Vintage International)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Anne Michaels
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city, where he has buried himself to hide from the soldiers who murdered his family. His name is Jakob Beer. He is only seven-years-old. And although by all rights he should have shared the fate of the other Jews in his village, he has not only survived but been rescued by a Greek geologist, who does not recognize the boy as human until he begins to cry. With this electrifying image, Anne Michaels ushers us into her rapturously acclaimed audiobook of loss, memory, history, and redemption.

    Rigadon says: "This remains my favorite book"
  • Star of the Sea | Joseph O'Connor

    Star of the Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Joseph O'Connor
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Winter 1847, the Star of the Sea sets sail from Ireland for New York. Among the refugees are a maidservant, bankrupt Lord Merridith, an aspiring novelist and a maker of revolutionary ballads. Each is connected more deeply than they know.

  • Mammoth Books Presents: Missing Persons and Mysterious Deaths | Jon E. Lewis

    Mammoth Books Presents: Missing Persons and Mysterious Deaths

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jon E. Lewis
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Alexander Litvinenko: Mr Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian living in London, was poisoned by Polonium-210, traced by alpha detectors to a British Airways flight from Moscow to Heathrow. A Champions League match between Arsenal and CKSA Moscow had brought thousands of Russian fans to London. Was one of them responsible for Litvinenko's death?

    James says: "Rip off"
  • The Black Russian | Vladimir Alexandrov

    The Black Russian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Vladimir Alexandrov
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    The Black Russian is the incredible story of Frederick Bruce Thomas, born in 1872 to former slaves who became prosperous farmers in Mississippi. After leaving the South and working as a waiter and valet in Chicago and Brooklyn, Frederick sought greater freedom in London, then crisscrossed Europe, and - in a highly unusual choice for a black American at the time - went to Russia in 1899. Because he found no color line there, Frederick made Moscow his home. He renamed himself Fyodor Fyodorovich Tomas, married twice, acquired a mistress, and took Russian citizenship.

    Michelle says: "uhmmm"
  • Snow Falling on Cedars | David Guterson

    Snow Falling on Cedars

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By David Guterson
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Heavy snow falls on San Piedro and impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyomoto's trial. Hatsue, Kabuo's wife and Ishmael, a journalist on the case, find themselves reckoning with the past and their lost love.

    Deb says: "Excellent story, great narration"
  • The Company of the Dead | David Kowalski

    The Company of the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Kowalski
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    A mysterious man appears aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission? To save the ship. The result? A world where the United States never entered World War I, thus launching the secret history of the 20th century. In April 2012 Joseph Kennedy, nephew of John F. Kennedy, lives in an America occupied in the East by Greater Germany and on the West Coast by Imperial Japan. He is one of six people who can restore history to its rightful order - even though it would mean his death and the deaths of everyone he loves.

  • Krapp's Last Tape, Not I, That Time, & A Piece of Monologue | Samuel Beckett

    Krapp's Last Tape, Not I, That Time, & A Piece of Monologue

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Samuel Beckett
    • Narrated By Jim Norton, Juliet Stevenson, John Moffatt, and others
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    These four works show Samuel Beckett at his most penetrating. Both Krapp's Last Tape (1958) and Not I (1972) are among the most striking pieces written for the theatre in the 20th century. An old man sits at a table, playing back old tapes made when he was younger, mixed glimpses of past feelings. In Not I, we have just a mouth expressing memories and torment in a torrent of words.

  • Nocturnal Animals: Official Film Tie-in Originally Published as Tony and Susan | Austin Wright

    Nocturnal Animals: Official Film Tie-in Originally Published as Tony and Susan

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Austin Wright
    • Narrated By Lorelei King, Peter Marinker
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    Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband Edward Sheffield. One day, comfortable in her home and her second marriage, she receives--entirely out of the blue - a parcel containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says. As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a maths professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read along with her, so are we....

    Felicity says: "dark but well written"
  • The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper

    The Last of the Mohicans

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Across north-eastern America the armies of Britain and France struggle for ascendancy. Their conflict, however, overlays older struggles between nations of Native Americans for possession of the same lands and between the native peoples and white colonisers. Through these layers of conflict Cooper threads a thrilling narrative, in which Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of a British commander on the front line of the colonial war, attempt to join their father.

  • Alistair Cooke's America | Alistair Cooke

    Alistair Cooke's America

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Alistair Cooke
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    For years legendary broadcaster Alistair Cooke brought America to the rest of the world with incomparable wit and wisdom. This is his classic ‘personal history’ of America, guiding us through centuries of changing life in the USA.

    Caroline Vickers says: "Alastair Cook's America"
  • The House of the Seven Gables | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The House of the Seven Gables

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    "To inherit a great fortune. To inherit a great misfortune." These words, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's notebook, neatly encapsulate the theme of The House of the Seven Gables - that of a family whose fortunes are poisoned by its past misdeeds.

    Frequent Amazon Buyer says: "Opens well. Yet collapsed miserably."
  • Mammoth Books Presents: Political Conspiracies and Mind Control | Jon E. Lewis

    Mammoth Books Presents: Political Conspiracies and Mind Control

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jon E. Lewis
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    Bar Codes Mark Relfe's book 'The New Money System: 666' implies that the average barcode has satanic significance. Can it really be that these codes apparently indicate 666; the mark of the devil and his coming cashless economy?

  • Redemption Falls | Joseph O'Connor

    Redemption Falls

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Joseph O'Connor
    • Narrated By Peter Marinker
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    It is 1865: the American Civil War is ending. Eliza Duane Mulvey sets out from Lafayette, Louisiana, the town her mother Mary Duane called home. Alone, she walks across a devastated country in search of a youngster she has not seen in four years. One of the hundred thousand children drawn into the war, his fate has been mysterious and will prove extraordinary.

    Sandra says: "Did not Like!"
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