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

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,842
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,841

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Lest we forget how fragile we are..."

    • By ESK on 02-23-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An Anthropologist on Mars

    • Seven Paradoxical Tales
    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 843
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SACKS IS AN ABSOLUTE JOY !!

    • By Jeff on 09-22-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Awakenings

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 308

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute classic!

    • By Douglas on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Burning Chrome

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Dennis Holland, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 503
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hypnotic dreams of a gleaming, gritty future

    • By Ryan on 03-15-14

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Guns of Navarone

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could be saved if only the guns could be silenced. The guns of Navarone, vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate. Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing and adventurous!

    • By Rufus T. Firefly on 05-20-17

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Seeing Voices

    • A Journey Into the World of the Deaf
    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Rich Experience

    • By Douglas on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Where Eagles Dare

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-day plans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • if u liked the movie, this is even better!

    • By kevo on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Ice Station Zebra

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 49

    The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of weather station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds - that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage and that one of the survivors is a killer....

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Fear Is the Key

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A sunken DC-3 lying on the Caribbean floor. Its cargo: $10.25 million in gold ingots, emeralds and uncut diamonds guarded by the remains of two men, one woman and a very small boy. The fortune was there for the taking, and ready to grab it were a blue-blooded oilman with his own offshore rig, a gangster so cold and independent that even the Mafia couldn't do business with him and a psychopathic hired assassin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Narrator

    • By C. Saladin on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Long Summer Day

    • By: R F Delderfield
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 27 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Paul Craddock is still young when he is invalided out of the army after the Boer War and he discovers the neglected estate of Shallowford in a secluded corner of Devon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant story read with skill

    • By kenneth on 05-20-12

    Regular price: $51.59

    • HMS Ulysses

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century's greatest writers of action and suspense - an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II. The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses takes its place alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea as one of the classic novels of the navy at war. It is the compelling story of Convoy FR77 to Murmansk - a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing but heartbreaking and sad.

    • By Brian67 on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $14.97

    • Force Ten from Navarone

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Almost before the last echoes of the famous guns have died away, the three Navarone heroes are parachuted into war-torn Yugoslavia to rescue a division of partisans and fulfil a secret mission, so deadly that it must be hidden even from their own allies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better than the movie!

    • By Ross Whicker on 04-06-17

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Night Without End

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all-time classic. An airliner crashes in the polar ice cap. In temperatures 40 degrees below zero, six men and four women survive. But for the members of a remote scientific research station who rescue them, there are some sinister questions to answer – the first one being, who shot the pilot before the crash?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Suspense thriller from 1959

    • By Wayne on 06-10-18

    Regular price: $13.85

    • The Moonstone [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The very finest detective story ever written

    • By John on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Last of the Mohicans

    • By: James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great voice. Struggles with dialect.

    • By Charles on 01-29-10

    Regular price: $16.01

    • Puppet on a Chain

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all-time classic. Paul Sherman of Interpol's Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope king. With enormous skill the atmosphere is built up: Amsterdam with its canals and high houses; stolid police; psychopaths; women in distress; and above all, murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alistair MacLean Never Ages

    • By Craig A. Hart on 12-26-17

    Regular price: $12.78

    • When Eight Bells Toll

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all-time classic. Millions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. Investigations by the British Secret Service, and a sixth sense, have bought Philip Calvert to a bleak, lonely bay in the Western Highlands. But the sleepy atmosphere of Torbay is deceptive. The place is the focal point of many mysterious disappearances. Even the unimaginative Highland Police Sergeant seems to be acting a part. But why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Thriller Writer

    • By Carl on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Oaxaca Journal

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Oliver Sacks is well known as an explorer of the human mind - a neurologist with a gift for complex, insightful portrayals of people and their conditions. However, he is also a card-carrying member of the American Fern Society, and since childhood has been fascinated by these primitive plants and their ability to survive and adapt in many climates. Oaxaca Journal is Sacks' spellbinding account of his trip with a group of fellow fern enthusiasts to the beautiful, history-steeped province of Oaxaca, Mexico.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gem

    • By Daniela on 06-04-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Dark Justice

    • Sean Dillon Series, Book 12
    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • AudioBook not recommended--better to read

    • By Margaret Wood on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $8.77

    • Wolf at the Door

    • Sean Dillon, Book 17
    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $15.48

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