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    • The Closed Circle

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Colin Buchanan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Set against the backdrop of the Millenium celebrations and Britain's increasingly compromised role in America's war against terrorism, The Closed Circle lifts the lid on an era in which politics and presentation, ideology and the media have become virtually indistinguishable. Darkly comic, hugely engaging, and compulsively readable, it is the much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Coe's best-selling novel The Rotters' Club, and reintroduces us to the characters first encountered in that book.

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Middle England

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Set in the Midlands and London over the last eight years, Jonathan Coe follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain. 

    Regular price: $24.00

    • What a Carve Up!

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Colin Buchanan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    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; Thomas is making a killing on the stock exchange; and Mark is selling arms to dictators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A triumph

    • By S. R. Gibb on 08-10-10

    Regular price: $21.68

    • The House of Sleep

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Sarah is a narcoleptic who has dreams so vivid she mistakes them for real events; Robert has his life changed forever 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.

    Regular price: $19.93

    • 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

    • The Rotters' Club

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Colin Buchanan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Against a distant backdrop of strikes, terrorist attacks, and growing racial tension, a group of young friends inherit the editorship of their school magazine and begin to put their own distinctive spin onto events in the wider world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I 'm downloading the follow-up as I type

    • By connie on 04-18-11

    Regular price: $20.34

    • The Rain Before It Falls

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    As 73-year-old Rosamund sits alone in her remote Shropshire house, her dying thoughts turn to her cousin's granddaughter, Imogen, who has been blind from an early age. Rosamund realises that she has one last duty to perform: to put down on tape the tragic story of Imogen's grandmother.

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Disaccordi imperfetti

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Mattea Serpelloni, Jesus Emiliano Coltorti
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    I primi quattro racconti di questa raccolta sono percorsi da una vena di ironica malinconia per le occasioni mancate e per il passaggio inesorabile del tempo. In "Nona e Tredicesima" un musicista di piano-bar sogna ciò che avrebbe potuto essere; in "V.O. Versione originale" un regista della giuria di un festival dell'horror e del fantasy tentenna fra due rapporti possibili per ripiombare nell'inconcludenza di una vita mediocre; in "Ai ferri corti" una coppia di pensionati vive nella solitudine rassegnata di una casa sul mare alla quale non sono riusciti a dare un nome.

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Colin Buchanan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Maxwell Sim seems to have hit rock bottom. Estranged from his father, newly divorced, unable to communicate with his only daughter, he realises that while he may have 74 friends on Facebook, there is nobody in the world with whom he can actually share his problems. Then a business proposition comes his way - a strange exercise in corporate PR that will require him to spend a week driving from London to a remote retail outlet on the Shetland Isles.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Coe returns to his comic vein, but keeps the depth

    • By David on 03-20-11

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Number 11

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jessica Hynes, Rory Kinnear
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    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

    • Pentatonic

    • A Story of Music
    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Coe
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • La casa del sonno

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Antonio Catania
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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: $10.48

    • La banda dei brocchi

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jesus Emiliano Coltorti
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Trotter, Harding, Anderton e Chase: sembra il nome di un prestigioso studio legale; in realtà si tratta di un quartetto di giovani amici, che frequenta un liceo elitario di Birmingham, quel tipo di scuola che preleva giovani intelligenti dal loro background ordinario e li fa atterrare in una classe sociale diversa da quella dei loro genitori. I ragazzi sono destinati a Cambridge e Oxford, a carriere importanti, mentre i loro genitori rimangono impantanati nel loro mondo di matrimoni sciovinisti, scontri sindacali, guerre di classe e di razza, di ignoranza culturale.

    Regular price: $24.81

    • Expo 58

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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: $20.66

    • 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

    • La pioggia prima che cada

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Claudia Razzi
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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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

    • A Touch of Love

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Peter Caulfield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Robin, a postgrad student in Coventry, has spent four and a half years not writing his thesis. He and his academic colleagues, united by pallor, social ineptitude and sexual inexperience, once spent hours discussing their theories, but they somehow never made it into print. Now his unfinished thesis languishes in a drawer, and Robin hides in his room, increasingly frightened by a world he doesn't understand. His friends have failed him, and romance eludes him. His only outlet is his short stories, scribbled in notebooks and expressing his secret obsessions and frustrations.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Story of Gulliver

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jon Cartwright
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gulliver is a travel-hungry and adventurous ship's doctor who has the odd misfortune of being ship-wrecked four times in as many voyages. Gulliver finds himself a giant among tiny humans in Lilliput; a tiny human among giants in Brobdignag; on the flying island of Laputa, with its most impractical intellectuals; and finally in the land of the Houyhnhnms, talking horses who think precious little of human ‘Yahoos’.

    Regular price: $7.36

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