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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 31
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      5 out of 5 stars 31
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      5 out of 5 stars 30

    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
    • Excellent

    • By Cristian Vlad Lupa on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • The Scandal

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Late one evening towards the end of March, a teenager picked up a double-barrelled shotgun, walked into the forest, put the gun to someone else's forehead and pulled the trigger. This is the story of how we got there. 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.

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

    • By Megan Dyamond on 02-25-18

    Regular price: $26.85

    • Nine Lives

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me

    • By BikeVON on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • 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 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    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

    • Us Against You

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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? 

    Regular price: $26.17

    • 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 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • The Square and the Tower

    • Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • 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 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • Finders Keepers

    • By: Belinda Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • Charles I: An Abbreviated Life

    • Penguin Monarchs
    • By: Mark Kishlansky
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Charles I: An Abbreviated Life by Mark Kishlansky, read by John Sackville. The tragedy of Charles I dominates one of the most strange and painful periods in British history as the whole island tore itself apart over a deadly, entangled series of religious and political disputes. In Mark Kishlansky's brilliant account it is never in doubt that Charles created his own catastrophe, but he was nonetheless opposed by men with far fewer scruples and less consistency who for often quite contradictory reasons conspired to destroy him.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Dear Amy

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

    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

    • 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 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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 28 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • 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 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cites claims sloppily and vaguely

    • By Kyle Thomas on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Homintern

    • How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World
    • By: Gregory Woods
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    In a hugely ambitious study that crosses continents, languages, and almost a century, Gregory Woods identifies the ways in which homosexuality has helped shape Western culture. Extending from the trials of Oscar Wilde to the gay liberation era, this book examines a period in which increased visibility made acceptance of homosexuality one of the measures of modernity.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I forced myself to listen all the way through

    • By M. S. Cohen on 09-07-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Confessions of a Male Nurse

    • By: Michael Alexander
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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
    • book

    • By Diana L on 08-17-15

    Regular price: $8.77

    • 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 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • Conquerors

    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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 12 mins
    • Release date: 09-17-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Blackout

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Silent Night

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    On a cold December morning in New York City, a man is found dead in Central Park. There are no knife or gunshot wounds to his body and no signs of violence. But beside the body is a box containing a cracked vial. Suspecting he died from some sort of biological attack, a lab team screen the body. What they find is deeply unsettling and terrifying.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • INANE, simply inane!

    • By Benjamin F. Bates, Ph.D. on 05-03-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Getaway

    • Sam Archer, Book 2
    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    New York City. Summer. A series of violent and highly successful bank robberies have been carried out across the city, all by the same five-man team. Millions of dollars have been stolen. The thieves are slick, efficient, well organized, and vicious. The FBI are getting nowhere in tracking them down. With pressure from Washington mounting and the heists continuing, the Feds desperately search for any leads. Across the city Sam Archer is in town for a funeral. At the service he is approached by an old family friend who works out of the FBI's New York office.

    Regular price: $13.96

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