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    • Blue Skies & Black Olives

    • A Survivor's Tale of Housebuilding and Peacock Chasing in Greece
    • By: John Humphrys, Christopher Humphrys
    • Narrated by: John Humphrys, Christopher Humphrys
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    It was a moment of mad impulse when John Humphrys decided to buy a semi-derelict cottage and a building site on a plot of land overlooking the Aegean. A few minutes gazing out over the most glorious bay he had ever seen was all it took to persuade him. After all, his son Christopher was already raising his family there so he would help build the beautiful villa that would soon take shape. What could possibly go wrong? Everything....

    Regular price: $14.01

    • Beyond Words

    • By: John Humphrys
    • Narrated by: John Humphrys
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    From the huge response to Lost for Words, it's clear that many of us share John's strong feelings about the use and misuse of the English language. Not because we want to split hairs (or infinitives), but because how we use words reveals so much about the way we see the world. Here John takes a sharp look at phrases and expressions in current use to expose the often hidden attitudes that lie behind them - from the schoolroom to the boardroom, from Westminster to the weather forecast.

    Regular price: $16.63

    • In God We Doubt

    • By: John Humphrys
    • Narrated by: John Humphrys
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Throughout the ages believers have been persecuted: usually for believing in the "wrong" God. So have non-believers who have denied the existence of God as superstitious rubbish. Today it is the agnostics who are given a hard time. They are scorned by believers for their failure to find faith and by atheists for being hopelessly wishy-washy and weak-minded. But John Humphrys is proud to count himself among their ranks. In this audiobook he takes us along the spiritual road he himself has travelled.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By E S Bridgewater on 04-20-09

    Regular price: $10.84