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    • The Only Story

    • A Novel
    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Guy Mott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    One summer in the 60s, in a staid suburb south of London, Paul comes home from university, aged 19, and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. In the mixed-doubles tournament he's partnered with Susan Macleod, a fine player who's 48, confident, ironic, and married, with two nearly adult daughters. She is also a warm companion, their bond immediate. And they soon, inevitably, are lovers. Clinging to each other as though their lives depend on it, they then set up house in London to escape his parents and the abusive Mr. Mcleod.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Monsoon Mansion

    • A Memoir
    • By: Cinelle Barnes
    • Narrated by: Cinelle Barnes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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     Cinelle Barnes was barely three years old when her family moved into Mansion Royale, a stately ten-bedroom home in the Philippines. Filled with her mother’s opulent social aspirations and the gloriously excessive evidence of her father’s self-made success, it was a girl’s storybook playland. But when a monsoon hits, her father leaves, and her mother’s terrible lover takes the reins, Cinelle’s fantastical childhood turns toward tyranny she could never have imagined.  

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Legacy of Heorot

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 343
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    Best-selling science fiction superstars Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle combine their talents with those of Steven Barnes in an extraordinary adventure of humankind’s first outpost in the farthest reaches of space. Light years from Earth, colonists land on a planet they name Avalon. It seems like a paradise - until native creatures savagely attack. It will take every bit of intelligence, courage, and military-style discipline to survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read!

    • By Thomas on 12-05-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Noise of Time

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    In May 1937, a man in his early 30s waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now, and few who are taken to the Big House ever return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Art's Whisper of History

    • By W Perry Hall on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $11.18

    • A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    This is one of the defining novels of English writer Julian Barnes. An entertaining melange of stories starting with a contemporary account of the launch of Noah's Ark takes us into unexpected areas of human foibles, activities, and tendencies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Great Julian Barnes

    • By Richard on 02-11-13

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Scandal in Kissing an Heir

    • At the Kingsborough Ball, Book 2
    • By: Sophie Barnes
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Lady Rebecca is determined to find a husband on her own terms, rather than marry any of the aging suitors her greedy aunt and uncle foist upon her. Her chance comes at the Kingsborough Ball, where she meets several potential grooms...yet no one compares to the dangerously handsome Daniel Neville. Notorious rake and heir to the Marquess of Wolvington, Daniel Neville is in need of a bride, but finding a lady who's willing to accept his past is an entirely different matter.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What a lovely scandal.

    • By Kimberly on 01-29-14

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Working Class Boy

    • By: Jimmy Barnes
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Barnes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Australian legend Jimmy Barnes' unforgettable childhood memoir. A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of OzPubRock - there isn't an accolade or cliché that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bloody Brilliant.

    • By Matt Lockwood on 10-30-17

    Regular price: $36.14

    • The Wisdom of Walt

    • Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth
    • By: Jeffrey A. Barnes
    • Narrated by: Al Kessel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    In The Wisdom of Walt, Professor Jeffrey Barnes distills Walt Disney's vision, his knowledge, and his methods into a series of actionable lessons. Through historical vignettes about Disneyland, as well as plentiful examples and exercises, Barnes creates a framework through which you can apply Walt's wisdom to improve your career, your company, and your life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please listen to this audiobook from Jeff Barnes

    • By Chris Malek on 06-11-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Code Breakers: Alpha

    • By: Colin F. Barnes
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 108

    In a post-apocalyptic future, humanity survives within a single city run by a shadowy benefactor known only as The Family. Each week, the death lottery claims more lives and Gerry Cardle, head of the lottery, inexplicably finds himself next on the list. Something's wrong with the system. A deadly artificial intelligence has breached security. Gerry has just seven days to live. Forced off the grid, Gerry has to do the unthinkable: willingly leave the city. What he finds in the abandoned lands will shatter his perception of what it means to be human.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • CODE MONKEY

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Beyond the Wisdom of Walt

    • Life Lessons From the Most Magical Place on Earth
    • By: Jeffrey Barnes
    • Narrated by: Al Kessel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Walt Disney never stopped dreaming about the future. And neither should you! Learn how you can use Walt Disney's final dream of EPCOT -- the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow -- to see your own dreams come true. In Beyond the Wisdom of Walt, Jeffrey A. Barnes challenges you to transform your life by applying the lessons that Walt Disney, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and EPCOT teach us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Disney History Educational Fun Journey

    • By Stan Stinson on 12-29-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Star Wars: The Cestus Deception: A Clone Wars Novel

    • By: Steven Barnes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    Determined to halt a sale of dangerous bio-droids to the Separatists, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatches a team of envoys, led by Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Ord Cestus. But if all else fails, the Republic will not hesitate to launch a full-scale attack, wiping out countless lives. Facing a crisis of conscience, Obi-Wan Kenobi must find the wisdom and strength to prevent a bloodbath and safeguard the Republic while abiding by the ancient code to which he has pledged his life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice Performance - not too relevant too series

    • By Moose on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $22.60

    • Hacking Education

    • 10 Quick Fixes for Every School: Hack Learning, Volume 1
    • By: Mark Barnes, Jennifer Gonzalez
    • Narrated by: Ethan Polson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Hacking Education is the audiobook that every teacher, principal, parent, and education stakeholder has been waiting for - the one that actually solves problems. Listen to it today - fix it tomorrow! In Hacking Education, Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez employ decades of teaching experience and hundreds of discussions with education thought leaders, to show you how to find and hone the quick fixes that every school and classroom need.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good information, difficult to listen

    • By Jami Cope on 05-03-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Nightwood

    • By: Djuna Barnes, Jeanette Winterson - preface, T. S. Eliot - introduction
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Nightwood, Djuna Barnes's strange and sinuous tour de force novel unfolds in the decadent shadows of Europe's great cities, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna - a world in which the boundaries of class, religion, and sexuality are bold but surprisingly porous. The outsized characters who inhabit this world are some of the most memorable in all of fiction.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Naturals

    • By: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    • Narrated by: Amber Faith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But, it's not a skill that she's ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they've begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really good

    • By S. S. on 02-25-15

    Regular price: $32.20

    • Levels of Life

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Julian Barnes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    'You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed...' Julian Barnes's new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart. One of the judges who awarded him the 2011 Man Booker Prize described him as 'an unparalleled magus of the heart'. This book confirms that opinion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every love story is a potential grief story.

    • By Darwin8u on 09-27-16

    Regular price: $11.35

    • Talking It Over

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Alex Jennings, Clare Higgins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Introducing Stuart, Gillian and Oliver. One by one they take their turn to speak straight out to the camera - and give their side of a contemporary love triangle. What begins as a comedy of misunderstanding slowly darkens and deepens into a compelling exploration of the quagmires of the heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrative Gimmick Works

    • By Alan on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $16.21

    • The Only Story

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Guy Mott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    'Would you rather love the more, and suffer the more; or love the less, and suffer the less? That is, I think, finally, the only real question.' First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at 19. At 19, he's proud of the fact his relationship flies in the face of social convention. As he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Barnes is superb as alway.

    • By Malcolm Hart on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $18.11

    • A Trouble of Fools

    • By: Linda Barnes
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    As she looks for a missing taxi driver, Carlotta’s investigation sends her traveling the pub route with a bunch of blarney-loving geezers whose devotion to the Emerald Isle has gotten them involved in a deadly mix of Boston-Irish politics.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Carlotta is one of my favorite crime solvers

    • By Christiane on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Garden of Stones

    • Echoes of Empire, Book 1
    • By: Mark T. Barnes
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Fueled by visions promising him prolonged life and political power, the dying Corajidin, leader of a millennia-old dynasty, has brought the nation of Shrian to civil war. But is his bright destiny assured, or do the events unfolding around him promise a more ignoble, and finite, future? Indris, warrior-mage of the Seq Scholars and scion of a rival Great House, is caught in the upheaval. Driven by loyalty and conscience to return to a city that haunts his past, Indris reluctantly accepts the task of finding a missing man, the only one able to steer the teetering nation toward peace.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Realistic, Engaging Dialogue - Where Are You?

    • By Michael on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Dream Park

    • By: Larry Niven, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A group of pretend adventurers suit up for a campaign called "The South Seas Treasure Game". As in the early role-playing games, there are dungeon masters, warriors, magicians, and thieves. The difference? At Dream Park, a futuristic fantasy theme park full of holographic attractions and the latest in VR technology, they play in an artificial enclosure that has been enhanced with special effects, holograms, actors, and a clever story line. The players get as close as possible to truly living their adventure.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Role-playing to death. What is real? What is fake?

    • By The Super-duper Amazing Silver Golem on 12-27-17

    Regular price: $24.47

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