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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 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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

    • The Noise of Time

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 171

    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 Only Story

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Guy Mott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    '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

    • 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 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • The Lemon Table

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Timothy West, Prunella Scales
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    In a collection that is wise, funny, clever and moving, Julian Barnes has created characters whose passions and longings are made all the stronger by the knowledge that, for them, time is almost at an end.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Downer

    • By Cariola on 07-03-12

    Regular price: $14.97

    • 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 983
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 832
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 829

    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

    • Talking It Over

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Alex Jennings, Clare Higgins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Introducing Stuart, Gillian and Oliver. One by one they take their turn to speak straight out to the camera - and give their side of a contemporary love triangle. What begins as a comedy of misunderstanding slowly darkens and deepens into a compelling exploration of the quagmires of the heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrative Gimmick Works

    • By Alan on 11-22-11

    Regular price: $16.21

    • Metroland

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Greg Wise
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    The adolescent Christopher and his soul mate, Toni, had sneered at the stifling ennui of Metroland, their cosy patch of suburbia on the Metropolitan line. They had longed for Life to begin - meaning Sex and Freedom - to travel and choose their own clothes. Then Chris, at 30, starts to settle comfortably into bourgeois contentment himself. Luckily, Toni is still around to challenge such backsliding.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gosh I love Julian Barnes

    • By Matthew on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $13.73

    • Levels of Life

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Julian Barnes
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • 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

    • Love, etc

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Alex Jennings, Clare Higgins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    In Talking It Over, Gillian and Stuart were married until Oliver - witty, feckless Oliver - stole her away. In Love, etc, Julian Barnes revisits Stuart, Gillian, and Oliver, using the same intimate technique of allowing the characters to speak directly to the listener, to whisper their secrets, to argue for their version of the truth… Love, etc is a compelling exploration of contemporary love and its betrayals.

    Regular price: $15.45

    • England, England

    • A Novel
    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Judy Geeson
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The sun always shines over England, England! With remarkable wit, acclaimed novelist Julian Barnes tells the story of an egotistical mogul and his vision of recreating all of England's attractions in one place. Now visitors can conveniently site-see everything from the Tower of London to Stonehenge in a single weekend. But what happens when fantasy and reality begin to blur?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amusing and very familiar!

    • By Sarah on 02-26-04

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Through the Window

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Philip Franks
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    In these 17 essays (and one short story) the 2011 Man Booker Prize winner examines British, French and American writers who have meant most to him, as well as the cross-currents and overlappings of their different cultures. From the deceptiveness of Penelope Fitzgerald to the directness of Hemingway, from Kipling's view of France to the French view of Kipling, from the many translations of Madame Bovary to the fabulations of Ford Madox Ford, from the National Treasure Status of George Orwell to the despair of Michel Houellebecq

    Regular price: $16.52

    • U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections

    • By: Julian E. Barnes
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling them that U.S. operatives have identified them and are tracking their work, according to officials briefed on the operation.

    "U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections" is from the October 23, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Julian E. Barnes and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Nothing to Be Frightened Of

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Julian Barnes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Julian Barnes' new book is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his brother (a philosopher), a meditation on morality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and homage to the French writer Jules Renard. Though he warns us that 'this is not my autobiography', the result is a tour of the mind of one of our most brilliant writers.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Arthur and George

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Julian Barnes' Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novel is based on Arthur Conan Doyle's extraordinary real-life fight for justice. Arthur and George grow up worlds and miles apart in late nineteenth-century Britain: Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh; George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. Arthur becomes a doctor, and then a writer; George a solicitor in Birmingham. Arthur is to become one of the most famous men of his age; George remains in hardworking obscurity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Highly interesting snippet of history

    • By Mark on 11-12-18

    Regular price: $13.93

    • Belgium Frees Man Charged in Brussels Airport Attack, Focuses on Discovered Gloves

    • By: Julian E. Barnes, Valentina Pop, Devlin Barrett
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "Belgium Frees Man Charged in Brussels Airport Attack, Focuses on Discovered Gloves" is from the March 28, 2016 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Julian E. Barnes and Valentina Pop and Devlin Barrett and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Flaubert's Parrot

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Julian Barnes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Geoffrey Braithwaite is a retired doctor haunted by an obsession with the great French literary genius, Gustave Flaubert. As Geoffrey investigates the mystery of the stuffed parrot Flaubert borrowed from the Museum of Rouen to help research one of his novels, we learn an enormous amount about the writer’s work, family, lovers, thought processes, health and obsessions. But we also gradually come to learn some important and shocking details about Geoffrey and his own life.

    Regular price: $19.19

    • Flaubert's Parrot

    • By: Julian Barnes
    • Narrated by: Richard Morant
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Flaubert’s Parrot deals with Flaubert, parrots, bears and railways; with our sense of the past and our sense of abroad; with France and England, life and art, sex and death, George Sand and Louise Colet, aesthetics and redcurrant jam; and with its enigmatic narrator, a retired English doctor, whose life and secrets are slowly revealed.

    Regular price: $17.05

    • NATO’s Stronger Baltic Force Riles Russia

    • By: Julian E. Barnes
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    "NATO’s Stronger Baltic Force Riles Russia" is from the June 19, 2017 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Julian E. Barnes and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • In West, a Debate Over Talks With Russia

    • By: Julian E. Barnes
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "In West, a Debate Over Talks With Russia" is from the December 27, 2017 World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Julian E. Barnes and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

    Regular price: $0.95

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