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    • English History Made Brief, Irreverent, and Pleasurable

    • By: Lacey Baldwin Smith
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here at last is a history of England that is designed to entertain as well as inform and that will delight the armchair traveler, the tourist, or just about anyone interested in history. No people have engendered quite so much acclaim or earned so much censure as the English: extolled as the Athenians of modern times, yet hammered for their self-satisfaction and hypocrisy. But their history has been a spectacular one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable history

    • By Dennis K. on 11-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Other Minds

    • The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
    • By: Peter Godfrey-Smith
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Although mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human keepers, raid neighboring tanks for food, turn off lightbulbs by spouting jets of water, plug drains, and make daring escapes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Empathy for an Octopus?

    • By Chris Geschwantner on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Total Competition

    • Lessons in Strategy from Formula One
    • By: Ross Brawn, Adam Parr
    • Narrated by: Adam Parr, Peter Noble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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    Total Competition is the most compelling, comprehensive and revealing insight into what it takes to get to the top in Formula One that has ever been published. Across four decades, Ross Brawn was one of the most innovative and successful technical directors and then team principals in Formula One. Leading Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes, he worked with drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton to make them world champions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great insight

    • By Marsha on 08-20-17

    Regular price: $15.34

    • Vindolanda

    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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    AD, 98. The bustling army base at Vindolanda lies on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world. In just over 20 years' time, the Emperor Hadrian will build his famous wall. But for now, defences are weak as tribes rebel against Rome. It falls to Flavius Ferox, Briton and Roman centurion, to keep the peace. But it will take more than just a soldier's courage to survive life in Roman Britain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action, Adventure, Mystery

    • By KC on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $27.81

    • The Luck Factor

    • The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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    Why do some people lead happy, successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? Why do some find their perfect partners whilst others stagger from one broken relationship to the next? What enables some people to have successful careers whilst others find themselves trapped in jobs they detest? And can unlucky people do anything to improve their luck - and lives?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly common sense, but worth every penny

    • By Competition Rider on 12-09-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Japan - Culture Smart!

    • The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
    • By: Paul Norbury
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    Japan is at a crossroads. The postwar economic miracle that brought it unprecedented development and prosperity is over. Since the publication of the first Culture Smart! guide, it has been overtaken by China as the world's second-largest economy. The balance of power in Asia has shifted and new players are entering the field. No one can predict how Japan will rise to the challenge, or what effect the changes will have on how people live, think, and behave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • helpful and accurate

    • By Anonymous User on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Death of Hitler

    • The Final Word
    • By: Shaun Whiteside - translator, Lana Parshina, Jean-Christophe Brisard
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On April 30, 1945, Hitler committed suicide in his bunker as the Red Army closed in on Berlin. Within four days the Soviets had recovered his body. But the truth about what the Russian secret services found was hidden from history, when, three months later, Stalin officially declared to Truman and Churchill that Hitler was still alive and had escaped abroad. Reckless rumors about what really happened to Hitler began to spread like wildfire and, even today, they have not been put to rest. Until now. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Some information I knew already, others not.

    • By brian on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Utopia for Realists

    • How We Can Build the Ideal World
    • By: Rutger Bregman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 89
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    Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history and beyond the traditional left-right divides as he champions ideas whose time has come.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Kerrie M James on 10-12-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Organon

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Aristotle’s Organon comprises six key essays on logic, initially collected by Theophrastus, his successor as head of the Peripatetic school, and given its final form by Andronicus some three centuries later. The six essays are: Categories, On Interpretation, Prior Analytics, Posterior Analytics, Topics and On Sophistical Refutations. One of the principal topics of Aristotle’s focus is syllogism, in which two premises (one major, one minor) lead to a conclusion. This features in Prior Analytics and On Interpretation.  

    Regular price: $46.13

    • I Am Behind You

    • By: John Ajvide Lindqvist
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Four families wake up one morning in their trailer on an ordinary campsite. However, during the night, something strange has happened. Everything outside the camping grounds has disappeared, and the world has been transformed into an endless expanse of grass. The sky is blue, but there is no sign of the sun; there are no trees, no flowers, no birds. And every radio plays nothing but the songs of '60s pop icon Peter Himmelstrand. As the holiday-makers try to come to terms with what has happened, they are forced to confront their deepest fears and secret desires.

    Regular price: $31.18

    • Exoplanets

    • Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
    • By: Donald Goldsmith
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Astronomers have recently discovered thousands of planets that orbit stars throughout the Milky Way. Much of what has captured the imagination of planetary scientists and the public is the unexpected strangeness of these distant worlds. The quest to find other worlds brims with possibility, and Donald Goldsmith presents the science of exoplanets and the search for extraterrestrial life in a way that even Earthlings with little to no background in astronomy or astrophysics can understand and enjoy.

    • Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
    • By: Donald Goldsmith
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 09-10-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Soldier

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    A hidden corner of space is swarming with lethal alien technology, a danger to all sentient life. It's guarded by Orlandine, who must keep it contained at any cost - as it has the power to destroy entire civilizations. She schemes from her state-of-the-art weapons station, with only an alien intelligence to share her vigil. But she doesn't share everything with Dragon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By hauk on 07-01-18

    Regular price: $27.71

    • Quirkology

    • The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
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    For over 20 years, psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life. In Quirkology, he navigates the backwaters of human behavior, discovering the telltale signs that give away a liar, the secret science behind speed dating and personal ads, and what a person's sense of humour reveals about the innermost workings of their mind - all along paying tribute to others who have carried out similarly weird and wonderful work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Liz Scully on 06-13-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Vietnam

    • An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble, Max Hastings - introduction
    • Length: 33 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle. He portrays the set pieces of Dienbienphu, the Tet offensive, the air blitz of North Vietnam and less familiar battles such as the bloodbath at Daido.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • The Future of Capitalism

    • By: Paul Collier
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit and the return of the far right in Germany. We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now.   

    Regular price: $24.00

    • Stalingrad

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The battle for Stalingrad became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome, vicious war on the eastern front. The citizens of Stalingrad endured unimaginable hardship; the battle, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting in each room of each building, was brutally destructive to both armies. But the eventual victory of the Red Army, and the failure of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, was the first defeat of Hitler's territorial ambitions in Europe and the start of his decline.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A blow by blow account

    • By Rishi Tiwari on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Kenya - Culture Smart!

    • The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
    • By: Jane Barsby
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Kenya - Culture Smart! provides essential information, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Dark Intelligence

    • Transformation, Book 1
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thorvald Spear wakes in hospital, where he finds he's been brought back from the dead. What's more, he died in a human vs. alien war which ended a whole century ago. But when he relives his traumatic final moments, he finds the spark to keep on living. That spark is vengeance. Trapped and desperate on a world surrounded by alien Prador forces, Spear had seen a rescue ship arriving. But instead of providing backup, Penny Royal, the AI within the destroyer, turned rogue. It annihilated friendly forces in a frenzy of destruction, and years later it's still free.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent start to a promising series

    • By Michael on 11-03-17

    Regular price: $22.71

    • Utopia for Realists

    • By: Rutger Bregman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      5 out of 5 stars 45
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    We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, when technology and so-called progress have made us richer but more uncertain than ever before. We have questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. So, too, does the time seem to be coming to an end when we looked to economists to help us define the qualities necessary to create a successful society. We need a new movement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting ideas

    • By Eva on 10-23-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Paranormality

    • The Science of the Supernatural
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    Professor Richard Wiseman is clear about one thing: paranormal phenomena don't exist. But in the same way that the science of space travel transforms our everyday lives, so research into telepathy, fortune-telling and out of body experiences produces remarkable insights into our brains, behaviour and beliefs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great insight into what one believes is paranormal

    • By Ony on 07-10-16

    Regular price: $15.98

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