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    • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,952
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,950

    Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Lest we forget how fragile we are..."

    • By ESK on 02-23-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An Anthropologist on Mars

    • Seven Paradoxical Tales
    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 863
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768

    To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SACKS IS AN ABSOLUTE JOY !!

    • By Jeff on 09-22-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Burning Chrome

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Dennis Holland, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    William Gibson's dark visions of computer cowboys, bio-enhanced soldiers of fortune, and hi-tech lowlifes have won unprecedented praise. Included here are some of the most famous short fiction and novellas by the author of Count Zero and Neuromancer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hypnotic dreams of a gleaming, gritty future

    • By Ryan on 03-15-14

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Seeing Voices

    • A Journey Into the World of the Deaf
    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    In Seeing Voices, Oliver Sacks turns his attention to the subject of deafness, and the result is a deeply felt portrait of a minority struggling for recognition and respect - a minority with its own rich, sometimes astonishing, culture and unique visual language, an extraordinary mode of communication that tells us much about the basis of language in hearing people as well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Rich Experience

    • By Douglas on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Where Eagles Dare

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-day plans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • if u liked the movie, this is even better!

    • By kevo on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $13.42

    • Awakenings

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 351
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 316

    Awakenings - which inspired the major motion picture - is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and their extraordinary transformations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute classic!

    • By Douglas on 09-01-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Last of the Mohicans

    • By: James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    The Last of the Mohicans is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1826. James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great voice. Struggles with dialect.

    • By Charles on 01-29-10

    Regular price: $16.01

    • The Guns of Navarone

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could be saved if only the guns could be silenced. The guns of Navarone, vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate. Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing and adventurous!

    • By Rufus T. Firefly on 05-20-17

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Force Ten from Navarone

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Almost before the last echoes of the famous guns have died away, the three Navarone heroes are parachuted into war-torn Yugoslavia to rescue a division of partisans and fulfil a secret mission, so deadly that it must be hidden even from their own allies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much better than the movie!

    • By Ross Whicker on 04-06-17

    Regular price: $13.85

    • HMS Ulysses

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century's greatest writers of action and suspense - an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II. The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses takes its place alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea as one of the classic novels of the navy at war. It is the compelling story of Convoy FR77 to Murmansk - a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing but heartbreaking and sad.

    • By Brian67 on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $14.97

    • Thunderbolt from Navarone

    • By: Sam Llewellyn
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Fresh from their mission against Werewolf U-Boats, Mallory, Miller and Andrea are summoned to Naval HQ and given their new mission: to reconnoitre the Greek island of Kynthos and determine the German development of the lethal and experimental V3 rocket, and destroy any facilities. They're given a rocket expert to accompany them - but can they trust him?

    Regular price: $16.61

    • Dark Justice

    • Sean Dillon Series, Book 12
    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    It is night in Manhattan. The president of the United States is scheduled to have dinner with an old friend, but in the building across the street a man has disabled the security and stands at a window, a rifle in his hand. The assassination doesn't go according to plan, but this is only the beginning. Someone is recruiting a shadowy network of agents with the intention of creating terror. Their range is broad, their identities masked, their methods subtle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • AudioBook not recommended--better to read

    • By Margaret Wood on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $8.77

    • Ice Station Zebra

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 54

    The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of weather station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds - that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage and that one of the survivors is a killer....

    Regular price: $13.85

    • Bad Company

    • Sean Dillon Series, Book 11
    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In the waning days of World War II, Hitler entrusted his diary to a young aide, Baron Max von Berger. Over the years von Berger has used his inheritance to become one of the richest men in the world, developing a secret alliance with the Rashid family - longtime foes of Major Ferguson of British Intelligence; his undercover enforcer, Sean Dillon; and their American colleague, Blake Johnson. Now the ultimate confrontation is drawing near.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling from start to finish

    • By Fringe Spa Salon on 01-13-18

    Regular price: $9.05

    • Night Without End

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all-time classic. An airliner crashes in the polar ice cap. In temperatures 40 degrees below zero, six men and four women survive. But for the members of a remote scientific research station who rescue them, there are some sinister questions to answer – the first one being, who shot the pilot before the crash?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Suspense thriller from 1959

    • By Wayne on 06-10-18

    Regular price: $13.85

    • A Leg to Stand On

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    Dr. Oliver Sacks's books Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars and the best-selling The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat have been acclaimed for their compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In A Leg to Stand On, it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A very rewarding read but Not for everybody.

    • By jeff on 10-29-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Storm Force from Navarone

    • By: Sam Llewellyn
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The surviving commandos are sent on a perilous journey through the Pyrenees to disable the greatest threat to the impending D-day landings: the 'Werwolf' U-boats. But their Basque guides declare it mission impossible - D-day is less than six days away.

    Regular price: $12.78

    • Fear Is the Key

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    A sunken DC-3 lying on the Caribbean floor. Its cargo: $10.25 million in gold ingots, emeralds and uncut diamonds guarded by the remains of two men, one woman and a very small boy. The fortune was there for the taking, and ready to grab it were a blue-blooded oilman with his own offshore rig, a gangster so cold and independent that even the Mafia couldn't do business with him and a psychopathic hired assassin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Narrator

    • By C. Saladin on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $13.85

    • The Moonstone [Naxos AudioBooks Edition]

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The very finest detective story ever written

    • By John on 11-10-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • An Anthropologist on Mars

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As with his previous best seller, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, in An Anthropologist on Mars Oliver Sacks uses case studies to illustrate the myriad ways in which neurological conditions can affect our sense of self, our experience of the world and how we relate to those around us. Writing with his trademark blend of scientific rigour and human compassion, he describes patients such as the colour-blind painter or the surgeon with compulsive tics that disappear in the operating theatre - patients for whom disorientation and alienation but also adaptation are inescapable facts of life.

    Regular price: $24.00

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