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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 489
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 427

    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

    • The Examined Life

    • By: Stephen Grosz
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • 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
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 91
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      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

    • Tony and Susan

    • By: Austin Wright
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King, Peter Marinker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 196
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      4 out of 5 stars 170
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      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

    • Travels With Charley

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • 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 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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 Ill-Begotten Time

    • By J. Loken on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $21.68

    • 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 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • Daisy Miller

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

    • Payback (BBC Radio 4: Saturday Play)

    • By: Jonathan Myerson
    • Narrated by: Henry Goodman, Peter Marinker
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A BBC Radio 4 'Saturday Play' investigating how domestic and international politics were about to combine in 1973, to change the Middle East forever. Starring Henry Goodman and Peter Marinker, 'Payback' was originally broadcast on 22 January 2011.6th October 1973. Golda Meir has become Prime Minister of Israel in her seventies. Syrian and Egyptian troops are massing on Israel's borders, but despite eleven warnings of impending war in the past month, the Israeli cabinet has not called up the reserve. In Florida, Richard Nixon awaits the final verdict of the Washington Appeal court on his objections to surrendering the Watergate Tapes. In New York, Henry Kissinger is about to be woken at his room in the Waldorf Astoria, with news of a new Middle East War. Stars Henry Goodman as Henry Kissinger, Peter Marinker as Richard Nixon and Sara Kestelman as Golda Meir. Also included in the cast are Kerry Shale, Ewan Bailey, Sam Dale, Sean Baker and Christine Kavanagh. Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting.

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Tiny

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Ben Lewis
    • Narrated by: Joshua Jenkins, Mark Heap, Peter Marinker, and others
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A quirky BBC Radio 4 comedy by Ben Lewis about a teenager who becomes an internet phenomenon. Originally broadcast as the ‘Afternoon Play’ on 17 September 2010.This is the story of a legend in the making. A nervous young man lives at the dead end of a dead-end town. On his eighteenth birthday he comes into his inheritance. With a little help from an old teacher, he finds it equips him to broadcast over the internet.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Similar story

    • By Amy on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $8.26

    • 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
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      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

    • The Speech

    • By: Gary Younge
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The night before the March on Washington in 1963, Martin Luther King asked his aides for advice about the next day's speech. "Don't use the lines about 'I have a dream'," Wyatt Walker told him "It's trite, it's cliché. You've used it too many times already." Martin Luther King delivered at least 350 talks in 1963 alone. Countless speeches have been delivered on civil rights and, indeed, many others beside Martin Luther King's were delivered at the March on Washington. So what was it that made that particular speech historical? Why do we remember it?

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Mr Selfridge

    • By: Lindy Woodhead
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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      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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      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 Last of the Mohicans

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

    • Mammoth Books Presents: Aliens & Extra-Terrestrials

    • By: Jon E. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Alien Abduction: Some 2,740 US citizens claim to have been abducted by aliens each day. That's an incredible 2% of a population of 300 million. Surely statistically some of these cases must bear truths?Area 51: It is rumoured that Area 51 houses the UFO disc found at Roswell, as well as other crashed alien spaceships. What is the truth? The Babylonian Brotherhood: Twelve-foot lizards from the planet Draco have colonized Earth and seek world domination.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • horrible

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $1.02

    • The Great Poets: Oliver Wendell Holmes

    • By: Oliver Wendell Holmes
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Though by profession a doctor (he coined the word anesthesia) Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) was one of the leading 19th century American poets and a member of the famous Saturday Club with Emerson, Longfellow, and Lowell. The 200th anniversary of his birth occurs in 2009. Here are his major poems, including "Old Ironsides" and "The Last Leaf" in a rare audiobook collection read by Peter Marinker.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Mammoth Books Presents: Terrorist Attacks and Clandestine Wars

    • By: Jon E. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    7/7: Is the government covering up evidence of bungling by the intelligence services before the 7/7 bombings in London? 9/11: Did George Bush stage the 9/11 attack, or at least purposefully allow for it to occur so he could generate support to invade Afghanistan for reasons linked to the oil industry? And was Flight 93 shot down on the order of the White House before it could reach its target? Or was it really al-Qaeda acting alone? HAARP: It is said that HAARP camouflages the most destructive weapon ever created. Is it really possible that this is what this 33-acre site is concealing?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive

    • By Jeffrey S. Brown on 06-16-14

    Regular price: $1.02

    • Mammoth Books Presents: Religious Cabals

    • By: Jon E. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The Dead Sea Scrolls: Why was it so important these documents should not be seen? What ancient historical secret was so big that it had to be buried forever? Freemasons: Is this group of seemingly innocuous middle-aged men linked to almost every evil perpetuated? Are they really just an eccentric bunch of patriarchal do-gooders, or are they in fact sinister agents of satanic forces? The Gunpowder Plot: Why is it that we reserve particular scorn for Guy Fawkes when there were six other men involved?

    Regular price: $1.02

    • 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
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      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

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