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    • Spindles

    • Short Stories from the Science of Sleep (Science-into-Fiction)
    • By: Penelope A. Lewis - editor, Ra Page - editor, Martyn Bedford, and others
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The relationship between sleep and storytelling is an ancient one. For centuries sleep has provided writers with a magical ingredient, a passage of time during which great changes miraculously occur, an Orpheus-like voyage through the subconscious daubed with the fantastic. But over the last 10 years, our scientific understanding of sleep has been revolutionised. No longer is sleep viewed as a time of simple rest and recuperation. Instead it is proving to be an intensely dynamic period of brain activity.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Carry Me Down

    • By: M.J. Hyland
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Egan is a misfit, a 12-year-old in the body of a grown man with the voice of a giant. He has been able to detect lies for as long as he can remember and diligently keeps track of them, large and small, in a log of lies.

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    • Insight into a very young mind

    • By Andre on 08-13-10

    Regular price: $19.57

    • BBC National Short Story Award 2011 (5 Shortlisted Titles)

    • By: M. J. Hyland, Alison MacLeod, Jon McGregor, and others
    • Narrated by: Lydia Wilson, Mike Sengelow, Tim Pigott-Smith, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The 5 shortlisted titles for the BBC National Short Story Award 2011 administered in partnership with Booktrust, containing: Rag Love by M. J. Hyland, read by Mike Sengelow; The Heart of Denis Noble by Alison MacLeod, read by Tim Pigott-Smith; Wires by Jon McGregor, read by Lydia Wilson; The Human Circadian Pacemaker by K. J. Orr, read by Indira Varma; The Dead Roads by D. W. Wilson, read by Trevor White.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • This Is How

    • By: M. J. Hyland
    • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When his fiancée breaks off their engagement, Patrick Oxtoby leaves home and moves into a boarding house in a remote seaside town. But in spite of his hopes and determination to build a better life, nothing goes to plan, and Patrick is soon driven to take a desperate and chilling course of action.

    Regular price: $27.81