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    • The Only Story

    • A Novel
    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Guy Mott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 120

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • by far the most unremarkable book I ever heard

    • By chad404 on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Little White Lies

    • By: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    • Narrated by: Katherine Littrell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    When Sawyer Taft agrees to move in with her grandmother, she expects some things to be different, but what she doesn't expect is to get sucked into a group of over-privileged, yet somehow lovable debs who have kidnapped one of their own in hopes of blackmailing her into keeping their secrets under wraps - secrets that are far bigger and more scandalous than anyone could have imagined. As Sawyer works to uncover the identity of her father, she must also navigate the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents and help them discover the villain among them. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty Little Liars meets Gilmore Girls

    • By Sara @ A Gingerly Review on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Monsoon Mansion

    • A Memoir
    • By: Cinelle Barnes
    • Narrated by: Cinelle Barnes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

     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.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best memoirs I’ve read

    • By csnellgrove on 12-03-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Noise of Time

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 173

    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

    • The Amaranth Chronicles: Deviant Rising

    • By: Alexander Barnes, Christopher Preiman
    • Narrated by: Emily Smith
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    This wasn't what Lithia had in mind when she decided to run away from home. Her ship was not meant to carry a fugitive wanted in two galaxies or the stowaways running from a war that wasn't hers. She just wanted to live a quiet, peaceful life alongside her brother. But now she knows too much about The Helix, the secret hidden deep within it, and what it would mean for all humankind if she walked away.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • starts as sci-fi and later turns into a romance

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Legacy of Heorot

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 372
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327

    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

    • Working Class Man

    • By: Jimmy Barnes
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    It’s a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed best seller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel. A spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction, this self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia’s greatest rock ’n’ roll story. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Peter on 11-28-18

    Regular price: $38.17

    • The Sense of an Ending

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Richard Morant
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 986
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 831

    Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour, and wit. Maybe Adrian was more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is retired. He’s had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He’s certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer’s letter is about to prove.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Something Happened'...

    • By Mel on 01-09-12

    Regular price: $16.71

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    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 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 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    • The Naturals

    • By: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    • Narrated by: Amber Faith
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    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
    • Not perfect but an enjoyable listen

    • By a on 01-01-15

    Regular price: $32.20

    • 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 192
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • There is so much cutout with abridged this garbage

    • By Seanathan1 on 12-29-16

    Regular price: $22.60

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • 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 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • The Only Story

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Guy Mott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    '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

    • Frankenstein (Dramatized)

    • By: Mary Shelley, Jonathan Barnes
    • Narrated by: Arthur Darvill, Nicholas Briggs, Geoffrey Beevers, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    When the crew of the Oceanus rescued a man close to death, its captain could barely have guessed at the incredible story that man would come to share. This is the story of Victor Frankenstein: a man obsessed with discovering the secret of life and cheating death; a man who brings to life to a body built from corpses; and a man who rejects this would-be child.... Soon Victor and his creature are entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse across Europe. But who is truly the monster?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • should not be considered unabridged

    • By Geoffrey on 08-09-16

    Regular price: $41.32

    • Levels of Life

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Julian Barnes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    '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

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

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    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

    • Beowulf's Children

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 16 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 228

    A new generation is growing up on the island paradise of Camelot, ignorant of the Great Grendel Wars fought when their parents and grandparents first arrived on Earth. Setting out to explore the mainland, this group of young rebels feels ready to fight any grendels that get in their way. On Avalon, however, there are monsters that dwarf the ones their parents fought, and as the group will soon learn, monsters also dwell in the human heart. Avalon does not give up her secrets easily, and some of those mysteries are wicked as sin and blacker than the grave.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great follow to legacy!

    • By Chuck on 11-12-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Jago & Litefoot Series 1

    • By: Alan Barnes, Jonathan Morris, Andy Lane, and others
    • Narrated by: Christopher Benjamin, Trevor Baxter, Conrad Asquith, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The continuing adventures of Henry Gordon Jago and George Litefoot, characters first introduced on television in Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang (1977), who have become Infernal Investigators, solving mysteries involving paranormal or alien phenomena in 1880s London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humorous and entertaining launch of a great spin off series

    • By H. Martin on 12-03-18

    Regular price: $61.97

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