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    • Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
    • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD/PhD, Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,014

    In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not what you think it is

    • By Sara on 02-26-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Great Expectations

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Matt Lucas, Howard Jacobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In this Audible Exclusive performance by Matt Lucas of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens demonstrates that conscience, loyalty and empathy are virtues far more valuable than intellect, wealth and social standing. First published in Dickens’ own periodical, All the Year Round, the novel was divided into nine monthly instalments, from December 1860 to August 1861. Unsurprisingly, it was an instant success and managed to sell over 100,000 copies per week. Though written at a challenging time in Dickens’ life, when the impending breakdown of his marriage loomed over him, Great Expectations proves to be one of his most optimistic, comical and romantic novels.

    Regular price: $43.63

    • Finkler Question

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 102

    The Finkler Question is a scorching story of friendship and loss and of the wisdom and humanity of maturity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best. Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Meh. This novel ends with a whimper.

    • By Darwin8u on 01-19-13

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Shylock Is My Name

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Winter, a cemetery, Shylock. In this provocative and profound interpretation of The Merchant of Venice, Shylock is juxtaposed against his present-day counterpart in the character of art dealer and conflicted father Simon Strulovitch. With characteristic irony, Jacobson presents Shylock as a man of incisive wit and passion, concerned still with questions of identity, parenthood, anti-Semitism, and revenge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Far beyond expectations

    • By Gypsy Girl on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Dog's Last Walk (and Other Pieces)

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Howard Jacobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Hilarious, heart-breaking, provocative and affecting, Howard Jacobson's irresistible journalism reveals the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist in all his humanity. From the tiniest absurdities to the most universal joys and desolations, Jacobson writes with a thunder, passion and wit unmatched. Just as did his previous volume, Whatever It Is I Don't Like It, this glorious collection will delight, entertain, challenge and move.

    Regular price: $21.58

    • When Will Jews Be Forgiven the Holocaust

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Experience teaches that the burden of guilt is as difficult as the burden of obligation. Philosophers note that irritation with this burden can quickly turn to resentment. So should Jews therefore be careful not to present themselves as victims? Does the same law apply to anti-Semitism? Howard Jacobson wonders if this chain of animosity can ever be broken.

    Regular price: $5.46

    • The Finkler Question

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick. Now all three are recently widowed, in their own way, and spend sweetly painful evenings together reminiscing. Until an unexpected violent attack brings everything they thought they knew into question.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, touching, thoughtful

    • By BabsD on 11-19-10

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Swag Man

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    A hilarious and moving true story by Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson about the greatest “swag man” in the history of Manchester. A charming, brazen salesman of genius, Frankie Cohen rises from selling cheap gewgaws, known as swag, for Jacobson's father in the rough market streets of the Northern English city, to buying and selling some of the world's greatest artworks.

    Regular price: $2.16

    • Shylock Is My Name

    • The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    'Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?' With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It's the beginning of a remarkable friendship.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • J

    • A Novel
    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Colin Mace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. After the devastation of WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED, all that should remain is peace and prosperity. Everyone knows his or her place; all actions are out in the open. But Esme Nussbaum has seen the distorted realities, the fissures that have only widened in the 20-plus years since she was forced to resign from her position at the monitor of the Public Mood.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • bad

    • By stephen on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Pussy

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Pussy is the story of Prince Fracassus, heir presumptive to the Duchy of Origen, famed for its golden-gated skyscrapers and casinos, who passes his boyhood watching reality shows on TV, imagining himself to be the Roman Emperor Nero, and fantasizing about hookers. He is idle, boastful, thin-skinned and egotistic; has no manners, no curiosity, no knowledge, no idea and no words in which to express them. Could he, in that case, be the very leader to make the country great again?

    Regular price: $20.99

    • J

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace, Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Two people fall in love. Kevern doesn't know why his father always drew two fingers across his lips when he said a world starting with a J. Ailinn too has grown up in the dark about where she came from. On their first date Kevern kisses the bruises under her eyes. He doesn't ask who hurt her. Hanging over the lives of everyone is a past event shrouded in suspicion, now referred to as What Happened, If It Happened.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • J

    • By Colleen T. on 10-01-15

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Whatever It Is, I Don't Like It

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Howard Jacobson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize, Howard Jacobson, brims with life in this collection of his most acclaimed journalism. From the unusual disposal of his father-in-law's ashes and the cultural wasteland of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the melancholy sensuality of Leonard Cohen and desolation of Wagner's tragedies, Jacobson writes with all the thunder and joy of a man possessed. Absurdity piles upon absurdity, and glorious sentences weave together to create an hilarious, heartbreaking and uniquely human collection.

    Regular price: $16.16

    • Kalooki Nights

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Two young friend, Max Glickman and Manny Washinski, get together in an abandoned air-raid shelter and create a comic-book history of Jewish suffering. Years later, Manny is in jail for a horrible crime and Max is a comic book artist. After Manny's release from prison decades later, the two meet again when Max is hired by a production company to write a film treatment based on Manny's life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh-Out-Loud Seriousness

    • By Bette on 06-27-12

    Regular price: $31.60

    • Zoo Time

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Simon Shatzberger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    In Zoo Time, Jacobson delivers the shrewdly observed and highly comedic story of one man, two women, and an interesting (to say the least) marital dynamic. When novelist Guy Ableman marries the alluring Vanessa, her equally alluring mother Poppy comes with the package. In a veritable tizzy, Guy considers a bold path - one that might just spark his greatest novel yet.

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Zoo Time

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Simon Schatzberger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Struggling novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. In flight from personal disappointment and universal despair, Guy wonders if it's time to take his love for Poppy to another level.

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Making of Henry

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Paul Matthews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One day, out of the blue, Henry Nagel receives a solicitor's letter telling him he has inherited a sumptuous apartment in St John's Wood. Divine intervention? Or his late father's love nest? Henry doesn't know, but he's glad to escape the North, where there is nothing and no one to keep him. After nearly 60 years of angry disappointment, Henry's life is about to change. But the ghosts of Henry's past are not prepared to disappear without a struggle....

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Kalooki Nights

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Life should have been sunny for Max Glickman, growing up in Crumpsall Park in peacetime, with his mother's glamorous card evenings to look forward to, and photographs of his father's favourite boxers on the walls. But other voices whisper seductively to him of Buchenwald, extermination, and the impossibility of forgetting.

    Regular price: $35.42