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    • What a Carve Up!

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
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    Newspaper columnist Hilary gets thousands for telling it like it is; Henry's turning hospitals into carparks; 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.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • 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

    • 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

    • What a Carve Up!

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Colin Buchanan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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 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
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      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

    • The Rotters' Club

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Colin Buchanan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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 Closed Circle

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Colin Buchanan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • 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 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • 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
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      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

    • Expo 58

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • 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
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      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

    • 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

    • The Closed Circle

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jeff Rawle
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
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    Set against the backdrop of the Millennium 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: $12.39

    • The Rotters' Club

    • By: Jonathan Coe
    • Narrated by: Jeff Rawle
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Jonathan Coe's new novel is set in the 1970s 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.

    Regular price: $12.39