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    • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375

    Big Brother is watching you.... 1984 is the year in which it happens. The world is divided into three superstates. In Oceania, the Party’s power is absolute. Every action, word, gesture and thought is monitored under the watchful eye of Big Brother and the Thought Police. In the Ministry of Truth, the Party’s department for propaganda, Winston Smith’s job is to edit the past. Over time, the impulse to escape the machine and live independently takes hold of him and he embarks on a secret and forbidden love affair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant classic.

    • By nulli on 04-22-17

    Regular price: $16.12

    • The Game

    • By: Neil Strauss
    • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    The Game recounts the incredible adventures of the everyday man who transforms himself from a shy, awkward writer into the quick-witted, smooth-talking Style, a character irresistible to women. But just when life is better than he could have ever dreamed (he uses his techniques on Britney Spears, receives life coaching from Tom Cruise, moves into a mansion with Courtney Love, and is officially voted the World's Number One Pickup Artist), he falls head over heels for a woman who can beat him at his own game.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Weird, sad, but interesting

    • By Magdalena on 12-22-13

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Toast on Toast

    • Cautionary tales and candid advice
    • By: Steven Toast
    • Narrated by: Matt Berry - as Steven Toast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    In Toast on Toast - part memoir, part "how to act" manual - Steven Toast draws on his vast and varied experiences, providing the reader with an invaluable insight into his journey from school plays to RADA and from "It's a Right Royal Knockout" to the Colony Club. Along the way he reveals the secrets of his success. He discloses how to brush up on and expand your technical and vocal skills, how to nail a professional voiceover, and how to deal with difficult work experience staff in a recording studio....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glorious performance from Matt Ber-Ray.

    • By Stanley McHale on 11-18-16

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The Bell Jar

    • By: Sylvia Plath
    • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Read by the critically acclaimed actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship at a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women's aspirations seriously.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Esther whispering into your ear

    • By MGB on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $12.75

    • Reasons to Stay Alive

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Matt Haig
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    What Does it mean to feel truly alive? Aged 24, Matt Haig's world caved in. He could see no way to go on living. This is the true story of how he came through crisis, triumphed over an illness that almost destroyed him and learned to live again. A moving, funny and joyous exploration of how to live better, love better and feel more alive, Reasons to Stay Alive is more than a memoir. It is a book about making the most of your time on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Helpful

    • By Mr. D. H. Lipschitz on 01-11-17

    Regular price: $16.35

    • To Sell Is Human

    • The Surprising Truth about Persuading, Convincing and Influencing Others
    • By: Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    In this new book from the best-selling author of Drive, Dan Pink explores the ways in which we can all improve our sales skills in every area of our lives and identifies the three personal qualities and four essential skills necessary to move people. Relying on science rather than platitudes and analysis instead of exhortation, Dan builds on his own sales experience and on the profiles of some of the world's best salespeople - and makes us look again at our own sales skills.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best sales book ever

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-26-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Brain

    • The Story of You
    • By: David Eagleman
    • Narrated by: David Eagleman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    This is the story of how your life shapes your brain and how your brain shapes your life. Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are 'you'? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good indeed.

    • By Lilian on 09-18-18

    Regular price: $12.46

    • Drive

    • The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
    • By: Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 311

    A book that will change how you think and transform how you live.Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people – at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This should become required reading

    • By Randall W. on 03-03-12
    • The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
    • By: Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 02-10-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 434 ratings

    Regular price: $14.17

    • Ring for Jeeves

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    We find ourselves in the austerity of the 1950s, when England's aristocracy was feeling the pinch. Bertie Wooster has gone to a residential self-help school to learn how to darn his socks. Until he re-emerges, Jeeves has signed up with Bill Rowcester (pronounced Roaster), an earl who is failing to make ends meet in trade, and yearning to sell his stately home, which has charm and damp in equal measure. In his new environment Jeeves is required to exert his mammoth brain to what would be breaking point for any normal intellect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic

    • By Brieanna on 04-09-15

    Regular price: $9.49

    • The Truth

    • An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships
    • By: Neil Strauss
    • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    No more games; it's time for the truth. I am not the hero in this tale. I am the villain. Do you believe in monogamy? Neil Strauss didn't. The New York Times journalist made a name for himself advocating freedom, sex and opportunity as author of The Game - with intimacy and long-term commitment taking a backseat. That is, until he met the woman who forced him to ask the questions that men and women are asking themselves every day: Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • It's all about his issues

    • By Demetrios on 05-26-17
    • An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships
    • By: Neil Strauss
    • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
    • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 10-13-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

    Regular price: $20.51

    • Sunset Song

    • By: Lewis Gibbon
    • Narrated by: Eileen McCallum
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The most acclaimed Scottish novel of all time, Sunset Song is a powerful portrait of a land and people in turmoil, seen through the life and struggles of its heroine, Chris Guthrie. In the years up to and beyond the First World War, Chris' resilience, like the land itself, endures despite everything and is portrayed with a lyrical intensity that echoes through the years and still resonates today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute masterpiece!

    • By Jeff Koeppen on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Sum: Tales from the Afterlives

    • By: David Eagleman
    • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    In this astounding book, David Eagleman entertains forty fictional possibilities of life beyond death. With wit and humanity he asks the key questions about existence, hope, technology and love. These stories are full of big ideas and bold imagination.This audiobook assembles a stellar cast of readers who bring the scenarios of SUM brilliantly alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Astonishing fiction from a brilliant scientist

    • By Jamie Milton Freestone on 02-11-12

    Regular price: $14.18

    • The Sick Bag Song

    • By: Nick Cave
    • Narrated by: Nick Cave
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The Sick Bag Song chronicles Cave's journey with his band, the Bad Seeds, on a 22-day North American tour. Inspired by John Berryman's 'ream Songs, it is an epic exploration of inspiration, creativity, loss, love and death. The book blends poetry, lyrics, memories, musings, flights of fancy and journal entries. The Sick Bag Song began life scribbled onto airline sick bags acquired during the internal flights taken by Cave during the tour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Author's and their work

    • By Granthum on 09-10-17

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Laidlaw

    • A Laidlaw Investigation, Book 1
    • By: William McIlvanney
    • Narrated by: William McIlvanney
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Meet Jack Laidlaw, the original damaged detective. When a young woman is found brutally murdered on Glasgow Green, only Laidlaw stands a chance of finding her murderer from among the hard men, gangland villains and self-made moneymen who lurk in the city's shadows.Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • forerunner of good noir

    • By Dr. William J. Kass on 01-12-14

    Regular price: $18.54

    • The Outrun

    • By: Amy Liptrot
    • Narrated by: Tracy Wiles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    At the age of 30, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life. As she spends her mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, her days tracking Orkney's wildlife, and her nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy discovers how the wild can restore life and renew hope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I want to start over at the beginning.

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-06-16

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Dreams from My Father

    • A Story of Race and Inheritance
    • By: Barack Obama
    • Narrated by: Barack Obama
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Dreams from My Father is a masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother's family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father's life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Characters brought to life

    • By Sara on 08-24-11

    Regular price: $17.75

    • Insanely Gifted

    • Turn Your Demons into Creative Rocket Fuel
    • By: Jamie Catto
    • Narrated by: Jamie Catto
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    From infancy we are taught to edit ourselves, trimming out the darker, weirder, less acceptable parts in order to please others. But this addiction to approval is holding us back. What if we begin to be ourselves, honestly and fully? Insanely Gifted shows how to transform our thinking and turn our inner demons into allies. How to reframe disappointment (because not getting what we want can be as interesting and useful as getting what we want).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Practical spirituality

    • By Phillip Nuttall on 12-15-16

    Regular price: $12.46

    • Mind over Money

    • The Psychology of Money and How to Use It Better
    • By: Claudia Hammond
    • Narrated by: Claudia Hammond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A day doesn't go by without money coming into our interactions. But how much do we really understand it? We know we need money. We tend to want more of it. But why do we behave so strangely with it? And why does it have such a hold on us? Award-winning BBC Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond delves into the surprising psychology of money to show us that our relationship with the stuff is more complex than we might think.

    Regular price: $15.79

    • Notes from Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Natasha Randall - translator
    • Narrated by: D. B. C. Pierre
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    A groundbreaking new translation of Dostoyevsky's most radical work of fiction. In the depths of a cellar in St. Petersburg, a civil servant spews forth a passionate and furious note on the ills of society. The underground man's manifesto reveals his erratic, self-contradictory, and even sadistic nature. Yet in Dostoyevsky's most extreme and disturbing character, there is the uncomfortable flicker of recognition of the human condition. When the narrator ventures above ground, he attends a dinner with a group of old school friends.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The first modern anti-hero?

    • By John L Murphy on 07-14-17

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Not My Father's Son

    • A Family Memoir
    • By: Alan Cumming
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Alan Cumming grew up in the grip of a man who held his family hostage, someone who meted out violence with a frightening ease, who waged a silent war with himself that sometimes spilled over onto everyone around him. That man was Alan's father, Alex Cumming. Alex was the dark, enigmatic heart of Cumming family life. But he was not the only mystery. Alan's maternal grandfather, Tommy Darling, had disappeared to the Far East after the Second World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book is honest and touching

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-27-17

    Regular price: $16.26

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