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    • The Examined Life

    • How We Lose and Find Ourselves
    • By: Stephen Grosz
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434

    An extraordinarybook for anyone eager to understand the hidden motives that shape our lives. We are all storytellers—we create stories to make sense ofour lives. But it is not enough to tell tales; there must be someone to listen. In his work as a practicing psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz hasspent the last twenty-five years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our mostbaffling behavior. The Examined Life distills more than fifty thousandhours of conversation into pure psychological insight without the jargon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthwhile read

    • By Joseph G Todaro MD on 05-30-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Fugitive Pieces

    • A Novel (Vintage International)
    • By: Anne Michaels
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city, where he has buried himself to hide from the soldiers who murdered his family. His name is Jakob Beer. He is only seven-years-old. And although by all rights he should have shared the fate of the other Jews in his village, he has not only survived but been rescued by a Greek geologist, who does not recognize the boy as human until he begins to cry. With this electrifying image, Anne Michaels ushers us into her rapturously acclaimed audiobook of loss, memory, history, and redemption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This remains my favorite book

    • By Rigadon on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Krapp's Last Tape, Not I, That Time, & A Piece of Monologue

    • By: Samuel Beckett
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Juliet Stevenson, John Moffatt, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    These four works show Samuel Beckett at his most penetrating. Both Krapp's Last Tape (1958) and Not I (1972) are among the most striking pieces written for the theatre in the 20th century. An old man sits at a table, playing back old tapes made when he was younger, mixed glimpses of past feelings. In Not I, we have just a mouth expressing memories and torment in a torrent of words.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Last of the Mohicans

    • By: James Fenimore Cooper
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Across north-eastern America the armies of Britain and France struggle for ascendancy. Their conflict, however, overlays older struggles between nations of Native Americans for possession of the same lands and between the native peoples and white colonisers. Through these layers of conflict Cooper threads a thrilling narrative, in which Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of a British commander on the front line of the colonial war, attempt to join their father.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups

    • The Most Disturbing Conspiracies of All Time
    • By: Jon E. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 89

    Uncover why the Titanic sank, ponder the sinister Vatican/Mafia network that plotted the assassination of liberal John Paul, find out why NASA 'lost' its files on Mars, read why no-one enters Area 51, and consider why medical supplies were already on site at Edgware Road before the 7/7 bombs detonated. Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean that they aren't out to conspire against you.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Interesting and Fun Read.

    • By sharon on 07-03-13

    Regular price: $8.52

    • The Examined Life

    • By: Stephen Grosz
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    We are all storytellers - through stories, we make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last 25 years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. The Examined Life distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon. This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Francisco on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $14.38

    • Tony and Susan

    • By: Austin Wright
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King, Peter Marinker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 169

    Fifteen years ago Susan Morrow left her first husband, Edward Sheffield, an unpublished writer. Now she's enduring middle-class suburbia as a doctor's wife when out of the blue she receives a package containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • "Deliverance" meets chick fic.

    • By Pamela Harvey on 08-14-11

    Regular price: $22.80

    • Star of the Sea

    • By: Joseph O'Connor
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Winter 1847, the Star of the Sea sets sail from Ireland for New York. Among the refugees are a maidservant, bankrupt Lord Merridith, an aspiring novelist and a maker of revolutionary ballads. Each is connected more deeply than they know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An evocative epic

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-18

    Regular price: $21.68

    • Travels With Charley

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Believing that a good, interesting life is marked by quality, not quantity, John Steinbeck took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his French poodle Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California. Moving through woods and forests, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and wildernesses, Steinbeck observed America and the Americans with a humorous and sometimes sceptical eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A blogger way before blogs. Timeless and prophetic

    • By Leo Saumure on 11-07-15

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Mr Selfridge

    • By: Lindy Woodhead
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Now a major ITV drama series, Mr Selfridge is a tale of Edwardian excess and the rise and fall of maverick retailer Harry Gordon Selfridge. In 1909 London's first dedicated department store opened in a huge blaze of publicity. Zola called Selfridges a 'great cathedral of shopping', and its high priest was Harry Gordon Selfridge, father of modern retailing, philanderer, gambler, dandy and showman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • modern marketing 101

    • By Carolyn on 05-26-13

    Regular price: $20.34

    • The Black Russian

    • By: Vladimir Alexandrov
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The Black Russian is the incredible story of Frederick Bruce Thomas, born in 1872 to former slaves who became prosperous farmers in Mississippi. After leaving the South and working as a waiter and valet in Chicago and Brooklyn, Frederick sought greater freedom in London, then crisscrossed Europe, and - in a highly unusual choice for a black American at the time - went to Russia in 1899. Because he found no color line there, Frederick made Moscow his home. He renamed himself Fyodor Fyodorovich Tomas, married twice, acquired a mistress, and took Russian citizenship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An incredible story.

    • By Jeffrey on 06-12-16

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Company of the Dead

    • By: David Kowalski
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 24 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    A mysterious man appears aboard the Titanic on its doomed voyage. His mission? To save the ship. The result? A world where the United States never entered World War I, thus launching the secret history of the 20th century. In April 2012 Joseph Kennedy, nephew of John F. Kennedy, lives in an America occupied in the East by Greater Germany and on the West Coast by Imperial Japan. He is one of six people who can restore history to its rightful order - even though it would mean his death and the deaths of everyone he loves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sailing into an alternative history

    • By DLynn on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The House of the Seven Gables

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "To inherit a great fortune. To inherit a great misfortune." These words, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's notebook, neatly encapsulate the theme of The House of the Seven Gables - that of a family whose fortunes are poisoned by its past misdeeds.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Opens well. Yet collapsed miserably.

    • By Frequent Amazon Buyer on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $16.09

    • Daisy Miller

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Published in 1878, portrays the courtship of the beautiful American girl Daisy Miller by Frederick Winterbourne. Winterbourne's pursuit of her is hampered by her own flirtatiousness, which is frowned upon by the other expatriates they meet in Switzerland and Italy. The the novel coments on the contrast between American and European society that is common to James's work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story!

    • By Margaret on 05-11-16

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Snow Falling on Cedars

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Heavy snow falls on San Piedro and impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyomoto's trial. Hatsue, Kabuo's wife and Ishmael, a journalist on the case, find themselves reckoning with the past and their lost love.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Several pages missing from narration

    • By Conita on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $22.90

    • Mammoth Books Presents: Missing Persons and Mysterious Deaths

    • By: Jon E. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Alexander Litvinenko: Mr Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian living in London, was poisoned by Polonium-210, traced by alpha detectors to a British Airways flight from Moscow to Heathrow. A Champions League match between Arsenal and CKSA Moscow had brought thousands of Russian fans to London. Was one of them responsible for Litvinenko's death?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Rip off

    • By James on 06-16-16

    Regular price: $2.06

    • Mr. Mojo

    • A Biography of Jim Morrison
    • By: Dylan Jones
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In Paris' Pre-Lachaise cemetery, Jim Morrison's graffiti-scrawled tombstone is a place of pilgrimage for local devotees, adolescent hedonists, and wayward backpackers alike. Found dead in his bathtub aged only 27, having achieved worldwide stardom as lead singer of The Doors, Morrison was quickly immortalized amongt the rock and roll deities such as Hendrix and Joplin. In death, however, this debauched "rock poet" remained more stubbornly enigmatic than ever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator

    • By Eric M. Daly on 08-22-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Alistair Cooke's America

    • By: Alistair Cooke
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    For years legendary broadcaster Alistair Cooke brought America to the rest of the world with incomparable wit and wisdom. This is his classic ‘personal history’ of America, guiding us through centuries of changing life in the USA.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alastair Cook's America

    • By Caroline Vickers on 08-27-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Roderick Hudson

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Roderick Hudson is one of Henry James's first novels.

    Originally published in 1875 as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly, it traces the development of the title character, a sculptor. Funded by the wealthy Rowland Mallet, Roderick Hudson travels from America to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. He soon finds that Europe tests him in ways he had not anticipated, both as an artist and as a man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great starting point for Henry James

    • By Laurel on 09-29-16

    Regular price: $16.01

    • Alistair Cooke: Reporting America

    • By: Alistair Cooke
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Alistair Cooke was the greatest of all twentieth century reporters of life in America to the rest of the world. This book presents the cream of his writings on the events that shaped modern American history, from the end of the Second World War through to the assassination of John Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy (Cooke was actually present), the moon landings and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fifty Years of American History

    • By Bryan on 01-14-12

    Regular price: $34.95

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