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    • Money

    • A Suicide Note
    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 358

    The story of John Self and his insatiable appetite for money, alcohol, drugs, porn, and more. Ceaselessly inventive and thrillingly savage, it is a tale of life lived without restraint, of money and the disasters it can precipitate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Offensive as hell, insightfull, and brave

    • By Linda on 09-06-16
    • A Suicide Note
    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-10
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 481 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • London Fields

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 106

    The murderee is Nicola Six, a "black hole" of sex and self-loathing who is intent on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts; or the rich, honorable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch. As Nicola leads her suitors towards the precipice, London--and, indeed, the whole world--seems to shamble after them in a corrosively funny novel of complexity and morality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Gary Regan on 06-30-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Lionel Asbo

    • State of England
    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Lionel Asbo, a terrifying yet weirdly loyal thug (self-named after England's notorious "Anti-Social Behaviour Order"), has always looked out for his ward and nephew, the orphaned Desmond Pepperdine. He provides him with fatherly career advice (always carry a knife, for example) and is determined they should share the joys of pit bulls (fed with lots of Tabasco sauce), Internet porn, and all manner of more serious criminality. Des, on the other hand, desires nothing more than books to read and a girl to love .

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jēz...us! Just don't buy it for your Grans.

    • By Darwin8u on 01-03-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Night Train

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Linda Hamilton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A 15-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide. But this one case has gotten under her skin. When Jennifer Rockwell, darling of the community and daughter of a respected career, now top-brass, cop takes her own life, no one is prepared to believe it … especially her father, Colonel Tom. Mike Hoolihan, longtime colleague and friend of the Colonel, is ready to "put the case down." Suicide. Closed. Until Colonel Tom asks her to do the one thing any grieving father would ask: take a second look.

    Not since his celebrated novel Money has Amis turned his focus on America to such remarkable effect. Fusing brilliant wordplay with all the elements of a classic whodunit, Amis exposes a world where surfaces are suspect (no matter how perfect), where paranoia is justified (no matter how pervasive), and where power, price and pride are brought to a low by the hidden recesses of our humanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fabulous narration

    • By meredith on 05-10-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Time's Arrow

    • Or the Nature of the Offense
    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcom
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    Martin Amis turns to a tricky literary conceit to tell the story of an ex-Nazi, Dr. Tod T. Friendly. Friendly is possessed of two separate voices, one running backward from his death, the other running forward, fleeing his unsavory past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A minor experiment from a very good author.

    • By Darwin8u on 04-06-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • House of Meetings

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    There were conjugal visits in the slave camps of the USSR. Valiant women would travel continental distances, over weeks and months, in the hope of spending a night with their particular enemy of the people, in the House of Meetings. The consequences of these liaisons were almost invariably tragic. House of Meetings is about one such liaison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Martin Amis at the height of his powers; wonderous

    • By Todd on 06-16-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Second Plane

    • September 11, Terror, and Boredom
    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    A master not only of fiction but also of fiercely controversial political engagement, Martin Amis here gathers 14 pieces that constitute an evolving, provocative, and insightful examination of the most momentous event of our time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Second Plane

    • By Roy on 05-27-10

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Pregnant Widow

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The year is 1970, and it's a long, hot summer. In a castle on a mountainside in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on a sea of change, trapped inside the history of the sexual revolution. The girls are acting like boys, the boys are going on acting like boys, and Keith Nearing - 20 years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel - is struggling to twist feminism and women's ascendency toward his own ends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rich, caustic, hilarious

    • By Rob Holland on 09-22-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • London Fields

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 21 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The murderee is Nicola Six, a 'black hole' of sex and self-loathing who is intend on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts; or the rich, honourable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch. And as Nicola leads her suitors towards the precipice, London - and, indeed, the whole world - seems to shamble after them in a corrosively funny novel of complexity and morality.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Zone of Interest

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 133

    The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting. Can love survive the mirror? Can we even meet each other's eye, after we have seen who we really are? In a novel powered by both wit and pathos, Martin Amis excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the performance is excellent, superb

    • By john on 03-26-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Pregnant Widow

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    It was summer 1970 – a long, hot summer. In a castle in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on the sea of change, trapped inside the history of the sexual revolution. The girls are acting like boys, and the boys are going on acting like boys, and Keith Nearing – twenty years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel – is struggling to twist feminism and the rise of women towards his own ends.

    Regular price: $20.34

    • London Fields

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: David McCallum
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    The acclaimed New York Times best seller London Fields tells the story of a love triangle, a bizarre tangle of love, lust, and murder. At its apex stands one of the great antiheroines of modern fiction, the supreme femme fatale Nicola Six. Since she was a little girl, her clairvoyant powers have shown her her own death. But instead of surrendering to her fate, she decides to direct it herself by fashioning 3 men into her killers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wrong medium

    • By Kelley on 03-06-07

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Heavy Water and Other Stories

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove, Judy Geeson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    From the celebrated author of London Fields come these 8 unforgettable and imaginative short stories. "Career Move" is a through-the-looking glass romp in a world where poets are top dogs fawned over by executives and paid handsomely for their work, while screenwriters are domed to near-obscurity.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Overrated

    • By Tim on 05-28-04

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Money

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    John Self is addicted to life. Porn freak and jetsetter, a aficionado of wealth and women, Self is the shameless heir to a fast-food culture where money beats out an insistent invitation to futile self-gratification. Out in New York, mingling with the mighty, making a fortune but spending more, Self is embroiled in the corruption, the brutality and the obscenity of the money conspiracy.

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Zone of Interest

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    What happens when we discover who we really are? And how do we come to terms with it? Can we even meet each other's eye, after we have seen who we really are? Fearless and original, The Zone of Interest is a violently dark love story set against a backdrop of unadulterated evil, and a vivid journey into the depths and contradictions of the human soul.

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Time's Arrow

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Time's Arrow tells the story, backwards, of the life of Nazi war criminal, Doctor Tod T. Friendly. He dies and then feels better, breaks up with his lovers as a prelude to seducing them and mangles his patients before he sends them home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Original and thought-provoking

    • By krzysztof on 05-01-10

    Regular price: $14.38

    • The Information

    • By: Martin Amis
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    How can one writer hurt another where it really counts? The answer: attack his reputation. This is the problem facing novelist Richard Tull, contemplating the success of his friend and rival Gwyn Barry. Revenger's tragedy, comedy of errors, contemporary satire - The Information skewers high life and low in Martin Amis's brilliant return to the territory of Money and London Fields.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • couldn't finish it

    • By Andrea on 12-28-10

    Regular price: $22.90