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    • 1984

    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,399

    George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote. Winston Smith, a hero with no heroic qualities, longs only for truth and decency. But living in a social system in which privacy does not exist and where those with unorthodox ideas are brainwashed or put to death, he knows there is no hope for him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Come one, Come all into 1984!

    • By Kit McIlvaine (GirlPluggedN) on 02-18-08
    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 12-31-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 22,347 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Endurance

    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • By: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,622
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,013
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12,003

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb in so many ways

    • By David on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,061
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,775
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,774

    One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming of age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens’ dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Performance of a classic!

    • By Steven on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Mrs Queen Takes the Train

    • By: William Kuhn
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,818
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,647

    An absolute delight of a debut novel by William Kuhn - author of Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books - Mrs Queen Takes the Train wittily imagines the kerfuffle that transpires when a bored Queen Elizabeth strolls out of the palace in search of a little fun, leaving behind a desperate team of courtiers who must find the missing Windsor before a national scandal erupts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable with deeper meaning

    • By SydSavvy on 12-31-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,887
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,553
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,555

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hang in there!

    • By D. McMillen on 05-31-05

    Regular price: $41.97

    • The Black Ascot

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible - but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for 10 years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horse race honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade. Now, it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Inspector Rutledge mystery ever!

    • By Jeannie M on 02-14-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • A Place Called Freedom

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,599

    This lush novel, set in 1766 England and America, evokes an era ripe with riot and revolution, from the teeming streets of London to the sprawling grounds of a Virginia plantation. Mack McAsh burns with the desire to escape his life of slavery in Scottish coal mines while Lizzie Hallim is desperate to shed a life of sheltered subjugation to her spineless husband. United in America, their only chance for freedom lies beyond the Western frontier - if they're brave enough to take it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WORTH THE CREDIT AND THEM SOME!

    • By Georgia on 08-28-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Careless Love

    • A DCI Banks Novel
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    Two suspicious deaths challenge DS Alan Banks and his crack investigative team. A young local student’s body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. The death looks like suicide, but there are too many open questions for Banks and his team to rule out foul play. The victim didn’t own a car. A man in his 60s is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post mortem findings indicate that he died from injuries sustained during a fall. Was it an accident - did he slip and fall? Or was he pushed?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5

    • By Donna on 02-16-19

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Remains of the Day

    • By: Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,728
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378

    The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world in postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving "a great gentleman". But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness" and graver doubts about his own faith in the man he served.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent audio book performance

    • By Julie Leto on 08-03-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Wizard

    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • By: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,034
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,734
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,712

    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well researched book; a bit overwhelming

    • By Robert on 05-18-13
    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • By: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 3,034 ratings

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Quicksilver

    • Book One of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,076
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,248

    In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Be aware of what you're getting into

    • By David on 12-16-11

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Discipline & Punish

    • The Birth of the Prison
    • By: Michel Foucault
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    This groundbreaking audiobook by Michel Foucault, the most influential philosopher since Sartre, compels us to reevaluate our assumptions about all the ensuing reforms in the penal institutions of the West. For as Foucault examines innovations that range from the abolition of torture to the institution of forced labor and the appearance of the modern penitentiary, he suggests that punishment has shifted its focus from the prisoner's body to his soul-and that our very concern with rehabilitation encourages and refines criminal activity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • MORE FOUCAULT PLEASE!!

    • By Maggie on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Suspect

    • By: Michael Robotham
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342

    After a woman is brutally slain, investigators bring psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin in for expert consultation. Joe is shocked to discover the dead woman is a former patient of his who cried rape when he rebuffed her sexual advances. Citing doctor/patient confidentiality, Joe hides this information. But the truth emerges, and suddenly he is the prime suspect.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I almost returned it, I didn't get the hype...

    • By Patricia on 03-18-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535

    This acclaimed best seller from popular historian Alison Weir is a fascinating look at the Tudor family dynasty and its most infamous ruler. The Six Wives of Henry VIII brings to life England’s oft-married monarch and the six wildly different but equally fascinating women who married him. Gripping from the first sentence to the last and loaded with fascinating details, Weir’s rich history is a perfect blend of scholarship and entertainment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Overview AND Sordid Details

    • By Troy on 10-29-13

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

    • By: Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 28 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,076
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 907
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 892

    The first new collection of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, Arguably offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Topics range from ruminations on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men to the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grab it

    • By Davol2449 on 09-02-11

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Day of the Jackal

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,862
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,363
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,346

    One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who in, the spring of 1963, was hired by Colonel Marc Rodin, operations chief of the O.A.S., to assassinate General de Gaulle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quite a chase!

    • By Thomas Allen on 10-14-10

    Regular price: $22.99

    • As a Man Thinketh and From Poverty to Power

    • By: James Allen
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    James Allen's From Poverty to Power (1901) and As a Man Thinketh (1902) stand as seminal texts in the self-help genre that have served as sources of inspiration since their publication at the beginning of the 20th century. Loosely based in its principles around the Biblical proverb "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," As a Man Thinketh asserts the powerful idea that belief is central to bringing about positive events in one's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible

    • By T. Lewis on 09-04-16

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Simply Christian

    • By: N. T. Wright
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    Simply Christian walks the listener through the Christian faith step by step and question by question. With simple yet exciting and accessible prose, Wright challenges skeptics by offering explanations for even the toughest doubt-filled dilemmas, leaving believers with a reason for renewed faith. For anyone who wants to travel beyond the controversies that can obscure what the Christian faith really stands for, this simple book is the perfect vehicle for that journey.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By James on 04-29-08

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,812

    One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal best seller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping novel, excellent production

    • By David on 01-18-11

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    A colonel receives five seeds in the mail---and dies within weeks. A young bride disappears immediately after her wedding. An old hat and a Christmas goose are the only clues to a stolen jewel. A son is accused of his father's murder. These mysteries---and many more---are brought to the house on Baker Street where detective Sherlock Holmes resides. No case is too tricky for the world's most famous sleuth and his incredible powers of deduction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This version is complete

    • By Richard Hoskins on 04-15-12

    Regular price: $24.95

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