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    • The Panama Papers

    • How the World's Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money
    • By: Frederik Obermaier, Bastian Obermayer
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    Late one evening investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels he then receives documents showing a mysterious bank transfer for $500 million in gold. This is just the beginning. Obermayer and fellow Süddeutsche Zeitung journalist Frederik Obermaier find themselves immersed in a secret world where complex networks of shell companies help to hide people who don't want to be found.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • highly recommended for the ears of the 99% and 1%

    • By Craig S Smith on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Retreat

    • Hitler's First Defeat
    • By: Michael Jones
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    The thrilling history of the turning point of the Second World War, when Hitler's armies were halted on the Eastern Front. At the moment of crisis in 1941 on the Eastern Font, with the forces of Hitler massing on the outskirts of Moscow, the miraculous occurred: Moscow was saved. Yet this turning point was followed by a long retreat, in which Russian forces, inspired by old beliefs in the sacred motherland, pushed back German forces steeled by the vision of the ubermensch, the iron-willed fighter. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • how common soldiers experienced the Eastern Front

    • By William R. Toddmancillas on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Incurable Romantic

    • And Other Tales of Madness and Desire
    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Frank Tallis recounts the extraordinary stories of patients who are, quite literally, madly in love: A woman becomes utterly convinced that her dentist is secretly infatuated with her and drives him to leave the country; a man destroys his massive fortune through trysts with more than 3,000 prostitutes - because his ego requires they fall in love with him; a beautiful woman's pathological jealousy destroys the men who love her. Along the way, we learn a great deal about the history of psychiatry and the role of neuroscience in addressing disordered love. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Alice on 12-07-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Churchill Factor

    • How One Man Changed History
    • By: Boris Johnson
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 427
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 424

    On the 50th anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion - a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Biography

    • By Jean on 01-29-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Total War

    • From Stalingrad to Berlin
    • By: Michael Jones
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The powerful story of the Red Army's battle of liberation against the Nazi invader - from Stalingrad all the way to Berlin. In February 1943, German forces surrendered to the Red Army at Stalingrad, and the tide of war turned. By May 1945 Soviet soldiers had stormed Berlin and brought down Hitler's regime. Total War follows the fortunes of these fighters as they liberated Russia and the Ukraine from the Nazi invader and fought their way into the heart of the Reich. It reveals the horrors they experienced - the Holocaust, genocide and the mass murder of Soviet POWs - and shows the Red Army, brutalised by war, taking its terrible revenge on the German civilian population.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent history, great narration, worth it

    • By Colin on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • On the Map

    • By: Simon Garfield
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
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      4 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. His compelling narratives range from the quest to create the perfect globe to the challenges of mapping Africa and Antarctica, from spellbinding treasure maps to the naming of America, from Ordnance Survey to the mapping of Monopoly and Skyrim and from rare map dealers to cartographic frauds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you like maps & history, get this book!

    • By Jo on 02-23-13

    Regular price: $21.48

    • Leningrad

    • By: Michael Jones
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In 1941 Hitler's armies blocked the last roads leading into Leningrad. What followed was one of the most horrific sieges in history. When the German High Command encircled Leningrad it was a deliberate policy to eradicate the city's civilian population by starving them to death. As winter set in and food supplies dwindled, starvation and panic set in. 

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Etymologicon

    • A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
    • By: Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A quirky, entertaining and thought-provoking tour of the unexpected connections between words, read by Simon Shepherd. What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • listen at least for one time

    • By mani on 06-19-18
    • A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
    • By: Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

    Regular price: $15.17

    • The Third Reich Is Listening

    • Inside German Codebreaking 1939-45
    • By: Christian Jennings
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The codebreakers at Bletchley Park have been immortalised in films such as The Imitation Game and Enigma, but the Germans were also breaking Allied ciphers. The Third Reich Is Listening is the comprehensive account of the successes, failures and science of Germany's codebreaking and signals intelligence operations from 1935 to 1945. This fast-moving blend of modern history and popular science is told through colourful personal accounts of the Germans at the heart of the story.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Incurable Romantic

    • And Other Unsettling Revelations
    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Love is a great leveller. Everyone wants love, everyone falls in love, everyone loses love, and everyone knows something of love's madness. But the experience of obsessive love is no trivial matter. In the course of his career, psychologist Dr Frank Tallis has treated many unusual patients, whose stories have lessons for all of us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasure to listen to

    • By Britt Elin Gihleengen on 10-07-18

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Missing Out

    • In Praise of the Unlived Life
    • By: Adam Phillips
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    We all have two lives - the life we live and the life of our fantasies. But it is the life unlived - the person we have failed to be - that can trouble and even haunt us. In Missing Out acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips delves into the gap between who we are and who we are not, to discover whether not getting what we want may be the unlikely key to the fully lived life. Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst and the author of several previous books, all widely acclaimed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good introduction to psychoanalysis

    • By Marta D'Agord on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Beryl Bainbridge

    • Love by All Sorts of Means
    • By: Brendan King
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Dame Beryl Bainbridge was one of the best loved and most recognisable English novelists of her generation. She was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and her critically acclaimed novels The Dressmaker (1973), The Bottle Factory Outing (1974), An Awfully Big Adventure (1990), Every Man for Himself (1996) and Master Georgie (1998) confirmed her status as one of the major literary figures of the last 50 years.

    Regular price: $27.71

    • Iran Rising

    • The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic
    • By: Amin Saikal
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    When Iranians overthrew their monarchy, rejecting a pro-Western shah in favor of an Islamic regime, many observers predicted that revolutionary turmoil would paralyze the country for decades to come. Yet 40 years after the 1978-79 revolution, Iran has emerged as a critical player in the Middle East and the wider world, as demonstrated in part by the 2015 international nuclear agreement. In Iran Rising, renowned Iran specialist Amin Saikal describes how the country has managed to survive despite ongoing domestic struggles, Western sanctions, and other serious challenges.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Papers of Sherlock Holmes: Volume 1

    • By: David Marcum
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Spanning events over thirty years, Volume I of The Papers of Sherlock Holmes relates narratives of Holmes and Watson's days in Baker Street, as well as particulars of Holmes's supposed retirement. Follow along as The Master and his Boswell travel from the streets of London to the Kent countryside, to Oxford and Sussex. Written in traditional canonical style, these stories provide fresh details of Holmes's world. Join us as we climb the seventeen steps to the Baker Street sitting room, where Holmes and Watson prepare to begin their next adventure. The game is afoot!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A middling Holmes pastiche

    • By David on 05-04-17

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Mr. Rochester

    • By: Sarah Shoemaker
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    For 170 years Edward Fairfax Rochester has stood as one of literature's most romantic, most complex, and most mysterious heroes. Sometimes haughty, sometimes tender - professing his love for Jane Eyre in one breath and denying it in the next - Mr. Rochester has for generations mesmerized, beguiled, and, yes, baffled fans of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece. But his own story has never been told.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVE

    • By Anonymous User on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Greats on Leadership

    • Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers
    • By: Jocelyn Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    From Plato to Plutarch, Shakespeare to Churchill, Machiavelli to Melville, Jane Austen to Carl Jung, Pericles to Peter Drucker and many more - here are the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries. You don't need a big title or a business degree in order to lead with impact. What you need is practical wisdom: the insight, judgment and strength of character that all great leaders have but that most business schools and corporate workshops don't teach.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • My Outdoor Life

    • By: Ray Mears
    • Narrated by: Ray Mears, Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Ray Mears is a household name through his television series Tracks, World of Survival, Bushcraft Survival, The Real Heroes of Telemark, and many more.

    He is a private individual who shuns publicity whenever possible and would prefer to let his many skills tell their own tale - until now. In My Outdoor Life, Ray tells of his childhood and the formative years when he first developed a passion for both bushcraft and the martial arts skills that are central to his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book for the adventurer in us all!

    • By Jonathan Cothran on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $21.68

    • The Elements of Eloquence

    • By: Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the best-selling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase - such as 'Tiger, Tiger, burning bright', or 'To be or not to be' - memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and witty style he takes apart famous lines and shows how you, too, can write like Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection in every part.

    • By Stacy Jean on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Horowitz Horror

    • By: Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Welcome to a world where everything seems normal. At least, at first. But the sinister and truly terrifying lurk just beneath the surface. Like a bathtub with a history so haunted, no one dares get in it ... or an ordinary-looking camera that does unspeakable things to its subjects ... or a mysterious computer game that has terrible consequences if you lose ...

    Regular price: $18.07

    • The Churchill Factor

    • How One Man Made History
    • By: Boris Johnson
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The point of The Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book about a brilliant man

    • By Liz on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $26.64

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