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    • Don't Eat Me

    • A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Dr. Siri Paiboun, the ex-national coroner of Laos, may have more experience dissecting bodies than making art, but when he manages to smuggle a fancy movie camera into the country he devises a plan to shoot a Lao adaptation of War and Peace. The only problem? The Ministry of Culture must approve the script first. That and he can't figure out how to turn on the camera. Meanwhile, the skeleton of a woman has appeared under the Anusawari Arch in the middle of the night. Siri assists his friend, the newly promoted Senior Police Inspector Phosy Vongvichai, with the ensuing investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fear and loathing plus a lot of fun

    • By Jan on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Plantagenets

    • The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,679
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668

    The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects this fierce and seductive royal dynasty and its mythic world. We meet the captivating Eleanor of Aquitaine, twice queen and the most famous woman in Christendom; her son, Richard the Lionheart, who fought Saladin in the Third Crusade; and King John, a tyrant who was forced to sign Magna Carta, which formed the basis of our own Bill of Rights.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narrative History

    • By Troy on 08-07-13
    • The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
    • By: Dan Jones
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 04-18-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,845 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3

    • Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
    • By: William Manchester, Paul Reid
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer, Paul Reid
    • Length: 53 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,645
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,453

    Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, Defender of the Realm, the third volume of William Manchester’s The Last Lion, picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister - when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill portrayed by Manchester and Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy final volume in a great biography

    • By Mike From Mesa on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Longest Day

    • June 6, 1944
    • By: Cornelius Ryan
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 535
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529

    > The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan’s unsurpassed account of D-day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly re-creates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Seen the movie? Read the book: it is worth it

    • By pratalife on 07-22-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • A Brief History of Neoliberalism

    • By: David Harvey
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Writing for a wide audience, David Harvey, author of The New Imperialism and The Condition of Postmodernity, here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Monotone reader

    • By Elizabeth on 09-28-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Foundation

    • The History of England from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors: The History of England, Book 1
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 575
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 528
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526

    In Foundation the chronicler of London and of its river, the Thames, takes us from the primeval forests of England's prehistory to the death of the first Tudor king, Henry VII, in 1509. He guides us from the building of Stonehenge to the founding of the two great glories of medieval England: common law and the cathedrals. He shows us glimpses of the country's most distant past - a Neolithic stirrup found in a grave, a Roman fort, a Saxon tomb, a medieval manor house.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Most Annoying Narrator EVER

    • By JudieBee on 12-25-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • A Bridge Too Far

    • By: Cornelius Ryan
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425

    A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan’s masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshaled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters, Ryan brings to life one of the most ill-fated operations of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story much better than the movie

    • By Michael on 07-26-12

    Regular price: $22.02

    • Dear Theo

    • The Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh
    • By: Irving Stone, Jean Stone
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Each night, when the hours of painting and drawing were over, Vincent van Gogh put pen to paper and poured out his heart through letters to his beloved brother Theo, his confidant and companion. No thought was too small, no element of his craft too insignificant, no happening too trivial. It was all scrupulously recorded and shared. In these letters, Van Gogh reveals himself as artist and man. Even more than if he had purposely intended to tell his life story, Van Gogh’s letters lay bare his deepest feelings, as well as his everyday concerns and his views of the world of art.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vincent Van Gogh could have been a great writer.

    • By oliver spencer on 07-13-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Tudors

    • The History of England From Henry VIII to Elizabeth I: History of England, Book 2
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's most acclaimed writers, brings the age of the Tudors to vivid life in this monumental audiobook in his History of England series, charting the course of English history from Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome to the epic rule of Elizabeth I.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen for Any Anglophile

    • By Leslie on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Rat Catchers' Olympics

    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    It is 1980, and the Democratic People's Republic of Laos is proud to be competing in its first-ever Olympics. Ex-national coroner of Laos Dr. Siri Paiboun may be retired, but he and his wife, Madame Daeng, would do just about anything to have a chance to visit Moscow, so Siri finagles them the job of medical oversight for the Olympians. As the competition heats up, however, Siri begins to suspect that one of the athletes is not who he says he is. Then another Lao Olympian is accused of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • but it's Mme Daeng with the tail!

    • By Jan on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Coroner’s Lunch

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 1
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,199
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,036
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,034

    Laos, 1975: The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony. Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner. Although he has no training for the job, there is no one else: the rest of the educated class have fled.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply Satisfying Listening Experience

    • By Elizabeth on 09-11-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Spirit Level

    • Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
    • By: Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Renowned researchers Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett offer groundbreaking analysis showing that greater economic equality-not greater wealth-is the mark of the most successful societies, and offer new ways to achieve it.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Important Book

    • By Stephen Schoenberg on 12-19-11

    Regular price: $24.46

    • Rebellion

    • The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution
    • By: Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    England's turbulent seventeenth century is vividly laid out before us, but so too is the cultural and social life of the period, notable for its extraordinarily rich literature, including Shakespeare's late masterpieces, Jacobean tragedy, the poetry of John Donne and Milton, and Thomas Hobbes's great philosophical treatise, Leviathan. Rebellion also gives us a very real sense of the lives of ordinary English men and women, lived out against a backdrop of constant disruption and uncertainty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential Background Plus A Good Story

    • By Kathy on 02-01-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Anarchy and Old Dogs

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 4
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    An elderly man has been run down by a logging truck on the street in Vientiane just opposite the post office. His body is delivered to the morgue of Dr. Siri Paiboun, the official and only coroner of Laos. At the age of 73, Siri is too old to be in awe of the new communist bureaucrats for whom he now works. Before he can identify the corpse, he must decipher a letter in the man’s pocket—it is written in invisible ink and in code.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • spies and shaman/coroner

    • By Jan on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Thirty-Three Teeth

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 2
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389

    Feisty Dr. Siri Paiboun is no respecter of persons or party; at his age he feels he can afford to be independent. In this, the second novel in the series, he travels to Luang Prabang, where he communes with the deposed king who is resigned to his fate: it was predicted long ago. And he attends a conference of shamans called by the Communist Party to deliver an ultimatum to the spirits: obey party orders or get out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Healthy Addictive Pleasure

    • By Aliza on 09-26-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Six and a Half Deadly Sins

    • Dr. Siri Paiboun, Book 10
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a handwoven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please keep Dr. Siri alive!

    • By CB on 05-29-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Merry Misogynist

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 6
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    In 1978 in poverty-stricken Laos, a man from the city with a truck was somebody—a catch for even the prettiest village virgin. The corpse of one of these bucolic beauties turns up in Dr. Siri’s morgue, and his curiosity is piqued. The victim was tied to a tree and strangled, but she had not, as the doctor had expected, been raped. And though the victim had smooth, pale skin over most of her body, her hands and feet were gnarled, callused, and blistered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fun with a sad topic

    • By Jan on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • I Shot the Buddha

    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

    Laos, 1979: Retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, have never been able to turn away a misfit. As a result they share their small Vientiane house with an assortment of homeless people, mendicants, and oddballs. One of these oddballs is Noo, a Buddhist monk who rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator - a plea to help a fellow monk escape across the Mekong River to Thailand. Naturally, Siri can't turn down the adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am a big fan

    • By Rena on 08-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Final Exit

    • The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying, 3rd Edition
    • By: Derek Humphry
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Final Exit is the most famous book on voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide. There is unique step-by-step language for the competent adult who is terminally or hopelessly ill to bring their life to a peaceful, non-violent end if they wish. Final Exit outlines the legal complications connected with dying, death, hastened death, euthanasia laws, suicide, living wills, and advance directives. Derek Humphry explores the problems with life insurance, as well as the ethics of double suicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good that such a book exists...

    • By Douglas on 03-31-17
    • The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying, 3rd Edition
    • By: Derek Humphry
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 02-21-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Woman Who Wouldn't Die

    • The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 9
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    In a small Lao village, a very strange thing has happened. A woman was shot and killed in her bed during a burglary; she was given a funeral and everyone in the village saw her body burned. Then, three days later, she was back in her house as if she'd never been dead at all. But now she's clairvoyant and can speak to the dead. That's why the long-dead brother of a Lao general has enlisted her to help his brother uncover his remains, which have been lost at the bottom of a river for many years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kharma does it again!

    • By Jan on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $20.97

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