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    • Number 11

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jessica Hynes, Rory Kinnear
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Number 11 by Jonathan Coe, read by Rory Kinnear and Jessica Hynes. This is a novel about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds and how they affect us all. It's about the legacy of war and the end of innocence. It's about how comedy and politics are battling it out, and comedy might have won. It's about how 140 characters can make fools of us all.

    Regular price: $23.45

    • Middle England

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Rory Kinnear
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Beginning eight years ago on the outskirts of Birmingham, where car factories have been replaced by Poundland, and London, where frenzied riots give way to Olympic fever, Middle England follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • What a Carve Up!

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Richard Goulding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is the 1980s, and the Winshaw family are getting richer and crueller by the year: newspaper-columnist Hilary gets thousands for telling it like it isn't; Henry's turning hospitals into car parks; Roddy's selling art in return for sex; down on the farm Dorothy's squeezing every last pound from her livestock; and Thomas is making a killing on the stock exchange. But once their hapless biographer, Michael Owen, starts investigating the family's trail of greed, corruption and immoral doings, the time is growing ripe for the Winshaws to receive their comeuppance....

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Closed Circle

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Burns
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On Millennium night, with Blair presiding over a superficially cool, sexed-up new version of the country, Benjamin Trotter finds himself watching the celebrations on his parents' TV. Watching, in fact, his younger brother, Paul, now a bright young New Labour MP who has bought wholeheartedly into the Blairite dream. Neither of them can know that their lives are about to implode.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The Rotters' Club

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Burns
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Unforgettably funny and painfully honest, Jonathan Coe's tale of Benjamin Trotter and his friends' coming of age during the 1970s is a heartfelt celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up. Featuring, among other things, IRA bombs, prog rock, punk rock, bad poetry, first love, love on the side, prefects, detention, a few bottles of Blue Nun, lots of brown wallpaper, industrial strife, and divine intervention in the form of a pair of swimming trunks.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The House of Sleep

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sarah is a narcoleptic who has dreams so vivid she mistakes them for real events; Robert has had his life changed for ever by the misunderstandings arising from her condition; Terry, the insomniac, spends his wakeful nights fuelling his obsession with movies; and the increasingly unstable Dr Gregory Dudden sees sleep as a life-shortening disease which must be eradicated. A group of students sharing a house. They fall in and out of love, they drift apart. Yet a decade later they are drawn back together by a series of coincidences involving their obsession with sleep - and each other....

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The Rain Before It Falls

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Rain Before It Falls by Jonathan Coe, read by Jenny Agutter. Rosamund lies dying in her remote Shropshire home. But before she does so, she has one last task: to put on tape not just her own story but the story of the young blind girl, her cousin's granddaughter, who turned up mysteriously at her party all those years ago. This is a story of generations, of the relationships within a family - and of what goes to make a child.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • I terribili segreti di Maxwell Sim

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jesus Emiliano Coltorti
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    9 marzo 2009, Maxwell Sim, neo-agente di commercio, viene trovato nudo e in coma etilico nella sua auto in Scozia, durante una bufera di neve. Nel bagagliaio un cartone pieno di spazzolini ecologici. Cos'è accaduto? Com'è arrivato fin lì? Torniamo indietro di qualche mese: Maxwell ha quarantotto anni e sta attraversando un periodo difficile, sembra aver toccato il fondo.

    Regular price: $20.28

    • La famiglia Winshaw

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jesus Emiliano Coltorti
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ricordate gli anni della Thatcher? Gli anni in cui la rapacità era la virtù, i beni della nazione venivano depredati e Saddam Hussein era un uomo con il quale volentieri si facevano gli affari? È su questo periodo che Jonathan Coe, in uno dei romanzi più divertenti e mortalmente seri degli ultimi anni, butta uno sguardo giocoso e selvaggio. Ne esce un agghiacciante affresco socio-politico che rivela sorprendenti analogie con l'attuale realtà italiana.

    Regular price: $28.19

    • The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: John Heffernan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Maxwell Sim seems to have hit rock bottom: separated from his wife and daughter, estranged from his father, and with no one to confide in even though he has 74 friends on Facebook. He's not even sure whether he's got a job until suddenly a strange business proposition comes his way which involves a long journey to the Shetland Isles - and a voyage into his family's past which throws up some surprising revelations. In a story for our times, Maxwell finds himself at sea in the modern world, surrounded by social networks but unable to relate properly to anyone.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • Expo 58

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Jonathan Coe's brilliant new comic novel Expo 58, read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. Expo 58 - Good-looking girls and sinister spies: a naive Englishman at loose in Europe in Jonathan Coe's brilliant comic novelLondon, 1958: unassuming civil servant Thomas Foley is plucked from his desk at the Central Office of Information and sent on a six-month trip to Brussels.

    Regular price: $21.86

    • La casa del sonno

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Antonio Catania
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nei primi anni ottanta, nella severa Ashdown vive un gruppo di studenti: Gregory, che studia medicina e ha la mania di spiare il sonno altrui; Veronica, una lesbica volitiva, ultrapoliticizzata e appassionata di teatro; Terry, che dorme quattordici ore al giorno e da sveglio sogna di girare un fi lm che richiederà cinquant'anni di riprese; Robert, romantico studente di lettere, che scrive poesie d'amore per Sarah; e Sarah, appunto, intorno alla quale girano le vicende di tutti gli altri.

    Regular price: $11.25

    • The Accidental Woman

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Sophie Ward
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For Maria, nothing is certain. Her life is a chain of accidents. Friendship passes her by, and she's unimpressed by the devoted Ronny and his endless proposals of marriage. Maria lives in a world of her own - yet not of her own making. Stumbling through university, work, marriage and motherhood, she finds it hard to see what all the fuss is about. Will she ever be able to control the direction of her life? Or will it end as it began, by accident? What does chance have in store for the accidental woman?

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Circolo chiuso

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jesus Emiliano Coltorti
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alle soglie del capodanno del 2000 Claire Newman, reduce da un matrimonio fallito e da un lungo soggiorno in Italia, decide di tornare in Inghilterra, nella sua vecchia città di Birmingham. Pensa sia venuto il momento, dopo più di vent'anni, di scoprire definitivamente cosa sia successo a sua sorella Miriam, scomparsa misteriosamente all'improvviso nel 1978. Tornare a Birmingham significa anche rientrare in contatto con amici e conoscenti persi di vista e riannodare rapporti complessi, quello con suo figlio, per esempio, che aveva deciso di restare a vivere con il padre in Inghilterra.

    Regular price: $24.81

    • Pentatonic

    • A Story of Music
    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Coe
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    When a family celebrates the prize-giving day at their daughter’s secondary school, thoughts turn to their own childhoods. The father remembers his living room piano recital, recorded on a well-worn cassette tape. The mother remembers her own father’s war tragedy. As the father searches for the physical reminder of his past and the mother longs to forget her own, they confront the breakdown of their marriage in the present.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • L'amore non guasta

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jesus Emiliano Coltorti
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Si direbbe che per Jonathan Coe il momento in cui si decide il destino di un individuo non sono i primi anni di vita, come suggerisce la psicoanalisi, ma quella sconfinata adolescenza e quel perpetuo fuoricorso che cominciano subito dopo aver lasciato il liceo e la famiglia e che corrispondono al vegetare dentro il calore debole ma protettivo di un'università di provincia, seguendo la trafila delle sessioni, degli esami, della laurea, di una tesi di dottorato sempre da scrivere e mai scritta.

    Regular price: $7.85

    • Donna per caso

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Domitilla D'amico
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Immaginate una giovane donna. Chiamiamola Maria. Ha tutti i numeri per guardare a un futuro pieno di opportunità. Ha successo a scuola. I ragazzi la corteggiano. La famiglia fa il tifo per lei. Eppure da subito è chiaro che Maria si muove nel mondo con la singolare consapevolezza che il caso è più forte della volontà. Le cose capitano, e non c'è altro da fare che guardarle accadere. Con un misto di stupore e disincanto. Immaginate di essere accanto a Maria e di poterla seguire come un osservatore selettivo che decide cosa è importante sapere e non sapere della sua vita.

    Regular price: $7.85

    • Numero undici

    • Storie che testimoniano la follia
    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jesus Emiliano Coltorti, Mattea Serpelloni
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    L'undicesimo romanzo di Jonathan Coe è una storia dei nostri tempi: dal suicidio di David Kelly, lo scienziato britannico che aveva rivelato le bugie di Tony Blair sulla guerra in Iraq, agli anni austeri della Gran Bretagna che conosciamo oggi. È un romanzo su quell'infinità di piccole connessioni tra la sfera pubblica e quella privata, e su come queste connessioni finiscano per toccarci, tutti. Un romanzo sui lasciti della guerra e sulla fine dell'innocenza.

    Regular price: $22.54

    • La pioggia prima che cada

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Claudia Razzi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
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    La Zia Rosamond non è più. È morta nella sua casa nello Shropshire, dove viveva sola, dopo l'abbandono di Rebecca e la morte di Ruth, la pittrice che è stata la sua ultima compagna. A trovare il cadavere è stato il suo medico. Aveva settantatré anni ed era malata di cuore, ma non aveva mai voluto farsi fare un bypass. Quando è morta, stava ascoltando un disco - canti dell'Auvergne - e aveva un microfono in mano. Sul tavolo c'era un album di fotografie. Evidentemente, la povera Rosamond stava guardando delle foto e registrando delle cassette.

    Regular price: $8.98

    • Caro Bogart

    • Una biografia
    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Nicola Braile
    • Length: 3 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jonathan Coe ripercorre la carriera di "Bogey" dagli esordi teatrali ai grandi film della maturità e lascia emergere la formazione di quel personaggio, di quel cinico sentimentale capace di passare dalle atmosfere oblique del giallo (Il grande sonno) alla commedia (Sabrina, accanto a Audrey Hepburn), dall'avventura (Il tesoro della Sierra Madre) al dramma romantico (Casablanca). Il Bogart di Coe, prima ancora che un interprete, è il portatore di un'umanità, di una virilità, di un modo di essere ai quali scrittori, sceneggiatori e registi attingono cercando di arrivare al "vero" Bogart.

    Regular price: $5.59

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