Showing results by narrator "Simon Prebble"

Categories

All Categories

361 results
Sort by
    • 1984

    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,737
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16,996
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,022

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly depressing.

    • By Garret on 04-06-17
    • New Classic Edition
    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 05-02-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19,737 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Proof

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 792
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 733
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 726

    With this New York Times best seller, Dick Francis creates an intoxicating blend of the good life, fast horses, and nail-biting suspense. After a shattering accident plunges a society soiree into chaos, an unassuming wine merchant is left with the bitter aftertaste of suspicion and fear. While catering an outdoor party for a prominent horse trainer, Tony Beach hears rumors of inferior whisky being sold under premium labels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One Of Francis' Best: An Entertaining Story

    • By R. Pontiflet on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Endurance

    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • By: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,787
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10,304

    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: $22.99

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,065
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,068

    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

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,733
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,477
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,476

    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: $27.97

    • 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 6,402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,823
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,801

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • an abridged feeling ...

    • By Mohi on 04-16-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • 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 3,269
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,974
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,960

    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 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,878
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,594
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,573

    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 17 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,878 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 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,939
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,087
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,117

    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

    • The Ascent of Money

    • A Financial History of the World
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,587
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,551
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,539

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labor. Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An informative grind

    • By Sinjin on 01-08-12

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The Woman in White

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 25 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,998
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,698
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,711

    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: $34.99

    • The Day of the Jackal

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,569
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,093
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,075

    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

    • 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 1,468
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,328

    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: $41.99

    • 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 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263

    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 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    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

    • 1453

    • The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428

    The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's listenable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, illuminates the period in history that was a precursor to the current jihad between the West and the Middle East.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Tad Davis on 11-29-16
    • The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 08-09-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 469 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,888
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,689

    Oscar Wilde brings his enormous gifts for astute social observation and sparkling prose to The Picture of Dorian Gray, the dreamlike story of a young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. This dandy, who remains forever unchanged---petulant, hedonistic, vain, and amoral---while a painting of him ages and grows increasingly hideous with the years, has been horrifying and enchanting readers for more than 100 years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Should be Next In Your Library, Period

    • By Paul on 11-12-13

    Regular price: $19.59

    • The Red Queen

    • Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
    • By: Matt Ridley
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473

    Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By Scott on 07-15-12

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Missionary Position

    • Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379

    A Nobel Peace Prize recipient beatified by the Catholic Church in 2003, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was celebrated by heads of state and adored by millions for her work on behalf of the poor. In his measured critique, Hitchens asks only that Mother Teresa's reputation be judged by her actions - not the other way around. With characteristic élan and rhetorical dexterity, Hitchens eviscerates the fawning cult of Teresa, recasting the Albanian missionary as a spurious, despotic, and megalomaniacal operative.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another View of our Saint

    • By Michael Friedman on 06-12-12

    Regular price: $20.52

    • Elephant Company

    • The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
    • By: Vicki Constantine Croke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,581
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,449

    At the onset of World War II, Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek." Billy Williams became a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them, but his story has since been forgotten.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story of Friendship, Loyalty, and Bravery

    • By Patrick on 04-15-15

    Regular price: $24.49

Show titles per page
  • 1
  • 2
  • ...
  • 19