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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 21,183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,307
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,336

    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 21,183 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 6,885
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,262
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,241

    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

    • 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 12,878
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,329
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,320

    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

    • 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 3,494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,168

    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

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,930
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,653

    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

    • 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 1,570
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,431
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418

    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

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 32 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7,675
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,356
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5,358

    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

    • 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 2,971
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,677
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,654

    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 2,971 ratings

    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 3,735
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,229

    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

    • A Christmas Carol (Blackstone Edition)

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 180

    "Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding," says Ebenezer Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life: overnight! Many know this story but few have experienced the true marvel of the tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Funny, Scary & Moving than the Movie Versions

    • By Jefferson on 08-02-12

    Regular price: $11.17

    • 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 2,648
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,604
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,592

    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 Sigil on 01-08-12

    Regular price: $24.99

    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3,016
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,191

    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 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 2,074
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,767
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,781

    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

    • Banker

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    Internationally popular Dick Francis packs his equestrian mysteries with as much breath-taking suspense and danger as any neck-and-neck thoroughbred race. In this New York Times best-seller, he combines the hazard of investing in horses with the calculated risk of high finance to create a plot that twists and turns around every corner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • High Finances, Deception and Murder!

    • By R. Pontiflet on 02-17-15

    Regular price: $25.86

    • 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 611
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503

    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

    • 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 339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    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

    • 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 541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495

    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 541 ratings

    Regular price: $28.50

    • 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 1,651
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,514
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515

    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

    • 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 1,062
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 892
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 878

    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

    • 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 271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    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

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