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    • 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 18,061
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,455
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,488

    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
    • ROOM 101

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-14-15
    • 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 18,061 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 10,897
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,496
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,480

    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

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,521
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,286

    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 5,835
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,286

    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 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,931
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,661
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,650

    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 2,754
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,487
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,466

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tesla was a hundred years ahead of his time

    • By Jean on 01-28-12
    • 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 2,754 ratings

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,858
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,861

    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

    • 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 360
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

    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
    • A Very Well Done (Read & Written) Book!

    • By Mike on 08-25-16
    • 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 360 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Gate Keeper

    • An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    On a deserted road, late at night, Scotland Yard's Ian Rutledge encounters a frightened woman standing over a body, launching an inquiry that leads him into the lair of a stealthy killer and the dangerous recesses of his own memories in this 20th installment of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charles Todd does it again!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • 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 2,513
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,483
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,470

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A mostly successful and interesting history

    • By Ethan M. on 02-24-09

    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 1,898
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,609
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,618

    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 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 1,377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,242

    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

    • 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 3,375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,912
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,894

    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

    • Quicksilver

    • Book One of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Kevin Pariseau, Neal Stephenson (introduction)
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,853
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,009
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,040

    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 Universe in a Nutshell

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 849
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376

    With characteristic exuberance, Stephen Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through spacetime, as he seeks "to combine Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Educational and yet fun.

    • By Adam on 02-07-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Reflex

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346

    Well-plotted and full of atmospheric charm, Reflex demonstrates the fine style that earned Dick Francis the title of Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America. This fast-paced story of a jockey’s courageous murder investigation exposes the politics and corruption at the heart of the British racing world. Philip Nore has no greater ambition than to successfully complete the last years of his career as a jockey, even if it means bending the rules a bit. But when pushed, Philip discovers that there really are a few other things that matter to him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Dick Francis

    • By K.D. Keenan on 11-12-12

    Regular price: $21.52

    • 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 1,748
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,560

    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 Confusion

    • Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Katherine Kellgren, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Length: 34 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,097
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 842
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 849

    In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves, including one “Half-Cocked Jack” Shaftoe, devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues that will place the intrepid band at odds with the mighty and the mad, with alchemists, Jesuits, great navies, pirate queens, and vengeful despots across vast oceans and around the globe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Confusion

    • By Mr on 11-07-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Twice Shy

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    Dick Francis’ witty blend of horseplay and mystery is an incredible combination. As a result, each of his equestrian novels gallops onto best-seller lists. In Twice Shy, Dick Francis whips up a fast-paced race through the risky world of horse betting. It begins when, offering little explanation, a friend thrusts some cassette tapes into Jonathan Derry’s hands. But when the young man tries to play them, he realizes that, instead of “Oklahoma!”, he’s been given taped computer programs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Dick Francis masterpiece!

    • By Crystal Hatley on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $25.86

    • The Italian Secretary

    • By: Caleb Carr
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 158

    The best-selling author of the Alienist series returns with a chilling elaboration on the Sherlock Holmes canon, as the famed detective investigates a pair of gruesome murders, which cast an otherworldly shadow as far as Queen Victoria herself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Delight for the Holmes Enthusiast

    • By Sagar on 06-03-05

    Regular price: $20.97

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