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    • Why We Sleep

    • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
    • By: Matthew Walker
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 145
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      5 out of 5 stars 134
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      5 out of 5 stars 131

    Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative with passionate narrator

    • By Winston Lee on 03-06-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • A Brief History of Time

    • From Big Bang to Black Holes
    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good depth on black holes and universe

    • By Adrian on 10-25-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Turner

    • The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner
    • By: Franny Moyle
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    J. M. W. Turner is one of the most important figures in Western art, and his visionary work paved the way for a revolution in landscape painting. Over the course of his lifetime, Turner strove to liberate painting from an antiquated system of patronage. Bringing a new level of expression and color to his canvases, he paved the way for the modern artist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Balanced biography of a complex artist

    • By Thomas S. on 05-05-17
    • The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner
    • By: Franny Moyle
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 10-25-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 37 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Blackout

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Young counterterrorist cop Sam Archer arrives for work at the Armed Response Unit expecting a quiet day. But unbeknownst to him, a storm is coming. Three men have already been killed that morning. One committed suicide by the River Thames. Another was strangled in his car in Washington, DC. And the third was shot in the face in his high-rise New York apartment as he slept. The deaths seem random, thousands of miles apart. But they are all connected - by a shocking event 15 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but narration had some flaws.

    • By Eric on 11-18-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Beartown

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart. Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. A bright new future is just around the corner. Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who'll risk the future to see justice done. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Backman delivers another beautiful story

    • By Megan Dyamond on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $26.85

    • The Square and the Tower

    • Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From the global best-selling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of looking at the world. Most history is hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime ministers. But what if that's simply because they create the historical archives? What if we are missing equally powerful but less visible networks-leaving them to the conspiracy theorists, with their dreams of all-powerful Illuminati?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome interesting book, but the narrator pronounced so many things wrong!

    • By Jan Sapper on 04-20-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Gastrophysics

    • The New Science of Eating
    • By: Charles Spence
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways and reveals the importance of all the off-the-plate elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the placing on the plate, the background music and much more.

    Regular price: $22.73

    • Us Against You

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A small, broken town sits on the edge of a frozen lake surrounded by a forest, its wounds still raw from a tragedy that tore its fragile community in two. Beartown has lost its way. Now the cold and dark that surround the snowbound town creep in, and so do new conflicts and tensions. What was once a friendly rivalry with the neighbouring town is beginning to turn sinister and Beartown braces itself for another tragic blow. How far will the people of Beartown go to preserve their reputations for a second, deadly time? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it...

    • By soretha on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

    • By: Jeremy Dronfield
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son, Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in. When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, Fritz refused to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witnessed and the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive: the love between father and son. 

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Alien Landing

    • Beppe Grillo and the Advent of Dotcom Politics
    • By: John Hooper
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Direct democracy can no longer be thought of as something that belongs to the future.... This is the scarcely believable story of how, in just over three years, a political dotcom grew to become one of the most powerful forces in the affairs of a country of 60 million people. At the general election in Italy this year, Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement, which has its headquarters on a website, took a quarter of the vote - more than Silvio Berlusconi’s party.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • interesting, but for a narrow audience

    • By Robyn on 04-18-14

    Regular price: $2.55

    • Panic Room

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Hollie Taylor, John Sackville
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of dubious background, secretive and alone, currently acting as housesitter. The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, steel lined, impregnable - and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn’t know it’s there. She’s too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she’s escaped. But her remote existence is going to be invaded when people come looking for the house’s owner, missing rogue pharma entrepreneur Jack Harkness. 

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Miracle of Mindfulness

    • The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master
    • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment - even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh's gentle anecdotes and practical exercises help us to arrive at greater self-understanding and peacefulness, whether we are beginners or advanced.

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Nine Lives

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    It's New Year's Eve. A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London over the next 48 hours. The government has surveillance on the group, a man undercover, and prepare to move in, to take out the terrorists before they can strike. But they lose contact with their inside man. And the cell vanishes into thin air, dispersing into the streets, armed and intent on completing their assault on London. The best counterterrorist teams in the country are told to take them down before it's too late.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent book

    • By Marblefb on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Gastrophysics

    • The New Science of Eating
    • By: Charles Spence
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people who like strong coffee drink more of it under bright lighting? And why does green ketchup just not work? The answer is gastrophysics, the new area of sensory science pioneered by Oxford professor Charles Spence.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • High promise, poor execution.

    • By Peter on 07-30-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Racer

    • Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist
    • By: David Millar
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    What is it really like to be a racer? What is it like to be swept along at 60kmh in the middle of the pack? How does it feel to be reeled in from a solo breakaway metres from the line? What happens to the body during a high-speed chute? What tactics must teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour? How does a domestique keep going to the end of a stage once his job is done and his body exhausted?

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Confessions of a Male Nurse

    • By: Michael Alexander
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    From the people who brought you the bestselling Confessions of a GP. From stampeding nudes to inebriated teenagers, young nurse Michael Alexander never really knew what he was getting himself into.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Humorous and interesting

    • By Julie on 08-29-17

    Regular price: $8.77

    • Dear Amy

    • By: Helen Callaghan
    • Narrated by: Helen Baxendale, John Sackville, Laura Aikman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters - but none like the one she's just received: 'Dear Amy, I don't know where I am. I've been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a strange man. I'm afraid he'll kill me. Please help me soon, Bethan Avery.' Bethan Avery has been missing for nearly two decades. This is surely some cruel hoax. But as more letters arrive, they contain information that was never made public.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adding this author to my list of up and comers!

    • By Ainslie on 06-17-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Finders Keepers

    • By: Belinda Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The eight-year-old boy had vanished from the car and, as if by slick, sick magic, had been replaced by a note on the steering wheel reading, "You don't love him." At the height of summer, a dark shadow falls across Exmoor; more children are stolen, each disappearance marked only by the same brutal accusation. No explanations, no ransom demands, and no hope.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really need to read other books first.

    • By Michelle M. on 06-05-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Mindfulness

    • 25 Ways to Live in the Moment Through Art
    • By: Christophe Andre
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Mindfulness by Christopher Andre, read by John Sackville. Mindfulness is a uniquely beautiful work that draws upon art as a source of inspiration. Expert practitioner Christophe Andre invites us to consider paintings while practising mindfulness techniques. With stunning simplicity and clarity, he sets out 25 lessons that could change your life - from understanding what it means to live mindfully to useful tips for everyday situations. 

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Conquerors

    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Roger Crowley please Audible

    • By Damien on 04-19-18
    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 09-17-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Regular price: $20.24

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