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    • The Complete Cosmicomics

    • Translated by Martin McLaughlin, Tim Parks, & William Weaver
    • By: Italo Calvino, Martin McLaughlin - translator, Tim Parks - translator, and others
    • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Italo Calvino's beloved cosmicomics cross planets and traverse galaxies, speed up time or slow it down to the particles of an instant. Through the eyes of an ageless guide named Qfwfq, Calvino explores natural phenomena and tells the story of the origins of the universe. Poignant, fantastical, and wise, these 34 dazzling stories - collected here in one definitive anthology - relate complex scientific and mathematical concepts to our everyday world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Moments of Greatness = Worth the Read

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Italian Ways

    • On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
    • By: Tim Parks
    • Narrated by: Ben Bartolone
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The best-selling author of Italian Neighbors returns with a wry and revealing portrait of Italian life - by riding its trains. In his first Italian travelogue in a decade, he deli0vers a charming and funny portrait of Italian ways by riding its trains from Verona to Milan, Rome to Palermo, and right down to the heel of Italy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely entertaining

    • By Aaron on 03-25-14
    • On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
    • By: Tim Parks
    • Narrated by: Ben Bartolone
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 11-05-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 61 ratings

    Regular price: $17.96

    • Schicksal

    • By: Tim Parks
    • Narrated by: Hanns Zischler
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Christopher Burton, ein Mann mittleren Alters, Engländer, erfolgreicher Korrespondent in Italien steht zufällig an der Rezeption seines Hotels in London, als ihn ein Anruf erreicht: Sein schizophrener Sohn hat sich umgebracht.

    Regular price: $21.98

    • Sex is Forbidden

    • A Novel
    • By: Tim Parks
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Heathcote
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 3

    Sex is forbidden at the Dasgupta Institute, the Buddhist retreat where Beth Marriot has taken refuge, and that's a big advantage. Beth has been working as a server, assisting in the kitchen and helping out - discreetly, so the meditators aren't disturbed. The meditators are making big sacrifices to come here and change their lives. So the servers must observe the rules, and silence and separation of the sexes are chief among them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A journey in noble silence

    • By D. A. Vail on 07-04-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mimi's Ghost

    • A Novel
    • By: Tim Parks
    • Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Morris Duckworth can't get over Massimina, or Mimi, as he likes to refer to her. But then, he should have thought of that before he kidnapped and killed her. Only now, living in Verona and married to Mimi's sister, does he appreciate how much he misses her and how blindly he has stumbled into a trap of fate. Struggling to adjust to his good fortune, with a lavish house and cushy job, our unsavory hero finds that his new success is rife with tribulation: not least his pushy bride's staggering sexual appetite.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Stille

    • By: Tim Parks
    • Narrated by: Axel Milberg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Ein englischer Starjournalist im selbstgewählten Exil einer Tiroler Berghütte, ein für Tim Parks nachgerade typisches Szenario, dem der Autor prompt seinen bisher besten und erfolgreichsten Roman abgewonnen hat.

    Regular price: $16.07

    • Cara Massimina

    • A Novel
    • By: Tim Parks
    • Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Morris Duckworth teaches English to the pampered rich of Verona, and Morris is not pleased. Living a meager existence in a squalid apartment, he regards his privileged students with envy and disdain, first wreaking revenge by petty theft and then, like all good criminals, graduating to grander larceny. When one of those students, a beautiful but vapid heiress named Massimina, falls in love with him, Morris can almost smell upward mobility.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Teach Us to Sit Still

    • A Skeptic's Search for Health and Healing
    • By: Tim Parks
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Teach Us to Sit Still is the visceral, thought-provoking, and inexplicably entertaining story of how Tim Parks found himself in serious pain, how doctors failed to help, and the quest he took to find his own way out. Overwhelmed by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, Parks follows a fruitless journey through the conventional medical system only to find relief in the most unexpected place: a breathing exercise that eventually leads him to take up meditation. This was the very last place Parks anticipated finding answers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming but voice is dumb and icky

    • By Footling on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Teach Us to Sit Still

    • A Sceptic's Search for Health and Healing
    • By: Tim Parks
    • Narrated by: Tim Parks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Just when the medical profession had given up on me and I on it, just when I seemed to be walled up in a life sentence of chronic pain, someone proposed a bizarre way out: sit still, they said, and breathe...'TEACH US TO SIT STILL is the visceral, thought-provoking and improbably entertaining story of Tim Parks' quest to overcome ill health.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • In Extremis

    • By: Tim Parks
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thomas knows there is something he needs to say to his mother before she dies but will he reach her in time and will he have the courage to say what he couldn't say before? His phone is buzzing and his mind is racing and he can't concentrate on the significance of what is happening. Should he try to solve his friend's family crisis? Should he reconsider the separation from his wife? Why does he feel so utterly confused and paralysed?

    Regular price: $37.41