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    • A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

    • By: Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall - translation
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    This series of 28 lectures was given by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the founder of psychoanalysis, during the First World War and first published in English in 1920. The purpose of this general introduction was to present his work and ideas - as they had matured at that point - to a general public; and even though there was to be considerable development and change over the ensuing years, these talks still offer a valuable and remarkably approachable entry point to his revolutionary concepts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Spectacular

    • By Thomas on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $37.62

    • The Gnosis of the Mind

    • By: G. R. S. Mead
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    George Robert Stowe Mead was one of the most prolific and gifted scholars of Gnosticism and Hermeticism of the first half of the 20th century. This book explores gnostic ideas and texts from an entirely sympathetic point of view, which was rare at the time. Editor Jason Augustus Newcomb has rendered the book more comprehensible for modern listeners, as well as added additional notes and commentary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Deep

    • By Dennis W on 06-06-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

    • How Churchill's Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops
    • By: Damien Lewis
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    From award-winning historian, war reporter, and author Damien Lewis ( Zero Six Bravo, Judy) comes the incredible true story of the top-secret "butcher-and-bolt" black ops units Prime Minister Winston Churchill assigned the task of stopping the unstoppable German war machine. Criminals, rogues, and survivalists, the brutal tactics and grit of these "deniables" would define a military unit the likes of which the world had never seen.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Show Old Man; Jolly Good Show!

    • By Matthew on 09-09-16

    Regular price: $36.51

    • The Advertising Effect

    • By: Adam Ferrier, Jennifer Fleming
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    In The Advertising Effect, respected advertising insider, Adam Ferrier, reveals the ten techniques used by some of the best-known brands across the globe. These techniques are grounded in psychological theory with award winning real world examples and explore how the most effective way to change behaviour is through action rather than the conventional advertising practices (emotional or rational persuasion).

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The worst book on advertising

    • By Anonymous User on 07-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Odd John

    • By: Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    John Wainwright is a freak, a human mutation with an extraordinary intelligence which is both awesome and frightening to behold. Ordinary humans are mere playthings to him. And Odd John has a plan - to create a new order on Earth, a new supernormal species. But the world is not ready for such a change...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, Suburb and Thoughtful

    • By D. Raynal on 06-02-14

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Homunculus

    • The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 1
    • By: James P Blaylock
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In 1870s London, a city of contradictions and improbabilities, a dead man pilots an airship and living men are willing to risk all to steal a carp. Here, a night of bangers and ale at the local pub can result in an eternity at the Blood Pudding with the rest of the reanimated dead.... A comic science-fiction novel first published in 1986. It took the Philip K Dick award that year, and was the second book in Blaylock's loose steampunk trilogy, following The Digging Leviathan (1984) and preceding Lord Kelvin's Machine (1992).

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ghoulish, Picaresque, London Steampunk Farce

    • By Jefferson on 12-01-15

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Red Winter

    • By: Dan Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Russia, 1920: Kolya has deserted his Red Army unit and returns home to bury his brother and reunite with his wife and sons. But he finds the village silent and empty. The men have been massacred in the forest. The women and children have disappeared. In this remote, rural community the folk tales mothers tell their children by candlelight take on powerful significance and the terrifying legend of The Deathless One begins to feel very real. Kolya sets out on a journey through dense, haunting forests and across vast plains as bitter winter sets in, in the desperate hope he will find his family.

    Regular price: $17.45

    • The Monk

    • By: Matthew Lewis
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 37

    The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads the monk Ambrosio, into temptation and the breaking of his vows, then to sexual obsession and rape, and finally to murder in order to conceal his guilt. Written when Matthew Lewis was only 19, The Monk was criticised when first published in 1796 for its lewdness and impiety, but this criticism only added to its popularity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Overwritten, Oddly Compelling Gothic Father

    • By Jefferson on 01-01-17

    Regular price: $27.81

    • Sirius

    • By: Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Sirius is Thomas Trelone's great experiment - a huge, handsome dog with the brain and intelligence of a human being. Raised and educated in Trelone's own family alongside Plaxy, his youngest daughter, Sirius is a truly remarkable and gifted creature. His relationship with the Trelones, particularly with Plaxy, is deep and close, and his inquiring mind ranges across the spectrum of human knowledge and experience. But Sirius isn't human and the conflicts and inner turmoil that torture him cannot be resolved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unusual, yet compelling.

    • By Victoria on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Golden Fleece

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    In order to reclaim his father's kingdom, Jason has been sent on an impossible mission: to take the golden ram's fleece that lies far away, guarded by a dragon. Jason, who is so attractive that women fall instantly in love with him, sets sail in the Argo, along with the greatest heroes of ancient Greece, including the surly (and often drunk) Hercules, the enchanting musician Orpheus and the warring twins Castor and Pollux. As they battle clashing rocks, monsters and seductresses, watched over by pitiless gods...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • nice "factual" recreation

    • By Darryl on 08-28-13

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Warriors

    • Extraordinary Tales from the Battlefield
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4 out of 5 stars 62

    With an introduction read by Max Hastings. An exhilarating and uplifting account of the lives of 16 ‘warriors’ from the last three centuries, hand-picked for their bravery or extraordinary military experience by the eminent military historian, author and ex-editor of the Daily Telegraph, Sir Max Hastings. Over the course of 40 years of writing about war, Max Hastings has grown fascinated by outstanding deeds of derring-do on the battlefield (land, sea, or air) - and by their practitioners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read Warriors

    • By Douglas on 08-14-15

    Regular price: $24.51

    • The Prince

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    The Prince is a treatise that systematically charts the best strategies for successful governing. It unapologetically places realism above idealism, showing would-be kings how to get what they want while appearing to be generous and honourable, and advocates that the means — cruelty, duplicity and horror —justify the ends of secure monarchical rule. But it can also be read as the work of a secret republican subtly undermining the despotism of the ruling Medici family.

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Hornet Flight

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    It is June 1941 and Denmark is under German occupation. On the rocky coast of Denmark, two brothers, Harald and Arne Olufsen, starkly different in nature, are straining against the rigid confines imposed by their austere, elderly parents and trying to find their own way in life. Meanwhile, a network of MI6 spies is attempting to decipher an encrypted Luftwaffe radio signal which mentions the new Freya-Gerät - a rudimentary form of German radar equipment.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gigus

    • By Marcin on 02-21-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Sixty-One Nails

    • The Courts of the Feyre, Book 1
    • By: Mike Shevdon
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
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      4 out of 5 stars 147
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      4 out of 5 stars 149

    There is a secret war growing beneath the streets of London. The immense Sixty-One Nails follows Niall Petersen, from a suspected heart attack on the London Underground, into the hidden world of the Feyre, an uncanny place of legend that lurks just beyond the surface of everyday life. The ancient peoples are at war - but is Niall really the one who can wield the dark magic of the Untainted, and save them all?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Urban Fantasy with a Gothic Flavor

    • By Tango on 03-16-14

    Regular price: $25.08

    • The Death of an Effendi

    • By: Michael Pearce
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Cairo, 1909. The murder capital of the world, where deaths are two a piastre. But the death of an effendi? That is something different. Effendis, the Egyptian elite, are important. Especially if, in a country ruled by foreigners, they happen to be foreign. Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, is called in to investigate. But is he the right man to be investigating?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best of the British mystery writers

    • By Terry on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $14.38

    • Coffin on the Water

    • By: Gwendoline Butler
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    British writer Butler has crafted a grim tale that unsuccessfully blends murder with social commentary. In 1946, newly promoted detective-constable John Coffin arrives in Greenwich to take up his post. Soon after, the body of a young woman floats down the Thames to South London. It quickly becomes clear that this is no ordinary murder: the victim has been strangled, stabbed and mutilated.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Research

    • By: Philip Kerr
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Houston publishes so many books a year that he can't possibly write them himself. He has a ghost team; writers, agents, publishers. So when he takes a year out to write something of quality, a novel that will win prizes, a lot of people stand to lose their livelihoods. Now Houston, the prime suspect in his wife's murder, has disappeared. He could be anywhere and there are many who'd like to find him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great mystery/thriller - great performance

    • By John Tipton on 02-21-15

    Regular price: $22.27

    • A Grave Coffin

    • By: Gwendoline Butler
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Seton was a detective doing undercover work on the sale of illegal pharmaceuticals. No one, including John Coffin, Commander of London's Second City, knows what the note means, but it appears that Seton was secretly investigating internal police corruption.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lord Kelvin's Machine

    • The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 2
    • By: James P Blaylock
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    In Victorian London, Alice, the wife of scientist-explorer Langdon St. Ives, is murdered by his arch-nemesis, the hunchback Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. St. Ives and his valet, Hasbro, pursue Narbondo across Norway, contesting Narbondo's plot to destroy the earth and, later, efforts to revivify Narbondo's apparently frozen corpse. In the process, St. Ives gains access to a powerful device created by Lord Kelvin, which allows St. Ives to travel through time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration of a classic JPBlaylock novel

    • By D on 02-21-13

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Final Days

    • By: Gary Gibson
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    It's 2235 and through the advent of wormhole technology more than a dozen interstellar colonies have been linked to Earth; but this new mode of transportation comes at a price and there are risks. Saul Dumont knows this better than anyone. He's still trying to cope with the loss of the wormhole link to the Galileo system, which has stranded him on Earth far from his wife and child for the past several years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Meh...

    • By Ingwe on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $20.72

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