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    • Predictably Irrational

    • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,811
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,681
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,679

    In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well researched, well written, & well read

    • By Stephen on 03-18-08

    Regular price: $27.37

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,405

    A Special Edition of the original radio series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 and recently voted the Nation's Favourite Audiobook in a Guardian poll. Starring Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Moore, these six episodes (Fit the First to Fit the Sixth) have been remastered to modern-day standards by Dirk Maggs, and for the first time feature Philip Pope's arrangement of the familiar theme tune.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to listen to in the car!

    • By Thomas on 08-19-12

    Regular price: $14.93

    • The Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,935
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,649
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,646

    Nathaniel is eleven-years-old and a magician's apprentice, learning the traditional art of magic. All is well until he has a life-changing encounter with Simon Lovelace, a magician of unrivaled ruthlessness and ambition. When Lovelace brutally humiliates Nathaniel in public, Nathaniel decides to speed up his education, teaching himself spells far beyond his years. With revenge on his mind, he masters one of the toughest spells of all and summons Bartimaeus, a five-thousand-year-old djinni, to assist him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific Trilogy

    • By Randy on 05-09-08

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Dollars and Sense

    • How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
    • By: Dan Ariely, Jeff Kreisler
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443

    Exploring a wide range of everyday topics - from credit card debt and household budgeting to holiday sales - Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our ideas about dollars and cents are often wrong and cost us more than we know. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with tangible advice and lessons, they cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book by Dan Ariely!

    • By Michal Strahilevitz, Ph.D. on 11-07-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible

    • By: Crackanory
    • Narrated by: Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 282

    Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Combining some of the UK's best and brightest comedy writers and performers, this exclusive to audio edition of UKTV's Dave Channel Crackanory is a master class in storytelling and features an all-star cast including Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, Robert Bathurst and Simon Bird.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Poeticies on 05-24-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Golem's Eye

    • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 16 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,707
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,762
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765

    Two years have passed since young apprentice magician Nathaniel became famous by foiling the ruthless Simon Lovelace. Now 14, Nathaniel is ambitiously climbing the ranks of the magicians' government. The Prime Minister himself has placed Nathaniel in charge of capturing the Resistance, a group of unruly commoners working to undermine the magicians' empire. But after several failed attempts, Nathaniel is forced to admit he can't do it alone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great fun

    • By Richard on 09-27-04

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Ptolemy's Gate

    • The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,415
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,598

    Three years after the events of The Golem's Eye, the young magician Nathaniel is an established member of the British Government. But he faces unprecedented problems: foreign wars are going badly and Britain's enemies are mounting attacks close to London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional book, fantastic listen

    • By Thomas on 01-25-06

    Regular price: $39.95

    • And Another Thing...

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Book 6
    • By: Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,116

    Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has not been entirely without incident.Arthur has traveled the length, breadth, and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forward and backward through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released, and colorfully insulted more than is strictly necessary.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful return to the H2G2 Universe

    • By John Williams on 10-15-09

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Unwanteds

    • Unwanteds Series, Book 1
    • By: Lisa McMann
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 938
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 854
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 859

    When Alex finds out he is Unwanted, he expects to die. That is the way of the people of Quill: Each year all the 13-year-olds are labeled as Wanted, Necessary, or Unwanted. Wanteds get more schooling and train to join the army. Necessaries keep the farms running. Unwanteds are set for elimination. It’s hard for Alex to leave behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted, but he makes peace with his fate - until he discovers that instead of a “death farm”, what awaits him is a magical place called Artime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN UNTIL IT HAPPENS

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-24-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 881
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 701
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703

    Stranded on Prehistoric Earth since the end of the first series, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are once again trying to hitch their way off the planet. Zaphod finds his visit to the offices of the Guide rudely interrupted by Frogstar fighters, who further threaten to feed him to the Total Perspective Vortex. Eventually reunited, the three fetch up on the planet Brontitall and discover the indigenous species in something of a flap. Arthur meets Lintilla (several of her), Marvin gets to be a hero once again, and there is a meeting with the Man in the Shack who apparently runs the Universe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possible Reason For Some Low Ratings

    • By Craig on 06-23-11

    Regular price: $14.93

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase

    • And Another Thing...
    • By: Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Jane Horrocks, Sandra Dickinson, Mark Wing-Davey, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    The brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast series based on And Another Thing… the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide "trilogy". Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return in six brand new episodes, in which they are thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike the HHGG.

    • By J. Mormino on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Ring of Solomon

    • A Bartimaeus Novel, Book 4
    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230

    Bartimaeus, everyones favorite (wise-cracking) djinni, is back in book four of this best-selling series. As alluded to in the footnotes throughout the series, Bartimaeus has served hundreds of magicians during his 5,010 year career. Now, for the first time, fans will go back in time with the djinni, to Jerusalem and the court of King Solomon in 950s BC. Only in this adventure, it seems the great Bartimaeus has finally met his match.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky and Fun

    • By Alia on 12-26-10

    Regular price: $38.60

    • The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

    • How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 747
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 621

    Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat? How do companies pave the way for dishonesty? Does collaboration make us more honest or less so? Does religion improve our honesty? Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. From Washington to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, unethical behavior is everywhere. None of us is immune whether it's the white lie to head off trouble or padding our expense reports.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You Cheat (and I Do Too)

    • By Douglas C. Bates on 07-02-12

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Salmon of Doubt

    • Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Christopher Cerf, Richard Dawkins, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 783
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 501

    Rescued from his beloved Macintosh, The Salmon of Doubt provides us with the opportunity to linger and frolic one last time in the uniquely entertaining and richly informative mind of Douglas Adams. For the millions of readers who expressed their grief and shock at his untimely death, this is a treasure; his final book and our last chance to see new work from an acknowledged comic genius.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is not the book you are seeking

    • By Paul on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $25.87

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatized)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 537

    Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga continues with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dramatization, not the book.

    • By Tim Tringle on 03-23-11

    Regular price: $14.93

    • Imperium

    • A Novel of Ancient Rome
    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,274
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523

    When Tiro, the confidential secretary (and slave) of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events that will eventually propel his master into one of the most suspenseful courtroom dramas in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Way to Learn About Republican Rome

    • By Wolfpacker on 02-04-08

    Regular price: $39.93

    • The Sentient Machine

    • The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence
    • By: Amir Husain
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    The future is now. Artificial "machine" intelligence is playing an ever-greater role in our society. We are already using cruise control in our cars and automatic checkout at the drugstore and are unable to live without our smartphones. The discussion around AI is largely polarized; people think either machines will solve all problems for everyone or they will lead us down a dark, dystopian path into total human irrelevance. Regardless of what you believe, the idea that we might bring forth intelligent creation can be intrinsically frightening.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting take on Artificial Intelligence

    • By Philomath on 11-21-17

    Regular price: $17.00

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quandary Phase (Dramatized)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 685
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 468
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471

    Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga returns once again with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'. The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after...well...ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Better

    • By W. Seligman on 10-13-05

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Payoff

    • The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 717
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 614

    Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us. In this way much of what we do can be defined as being motivators. From the boardroom to the living room, our role as motivators is complex, and the more we try to motivate partners and children, friends and coworkers, the clearer it becomes that the story of motivation is far more intricate and fascinating than we've assumed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love Ariely, but rehash of old stories

    • By Scott on 12-16-16
    • The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 11-15-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 717 ratings

    Regular price: $11.33

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quintessential Phase (Dramatized)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 658
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 441
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 440

    Panic! It's the last ever instalment of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Mostly Harmless, the final book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'. While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker's Guide HQ.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, what I was waiting for

    • By W. Seligman on 10-13-05

    Regular price: $15.49

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