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    • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    • By: George Orwell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 171

    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
    • Great book

    • By Abhinav Goel on 06-18-17

    Regular price: $16.12

    • The Outrun

    • By: Amy Liptrot
    • Narrated by: Tracy Wiles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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

    • Drive

    • The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
    • By: Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 415
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 297

    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 58 mins
    • Release date: 02-10-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 415 ratings

    Regular price: $14.17

    • 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 82
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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: $15.09

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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 Confidence Game

    • The Psychology of the Con and Why We Fall for It Every Time
    • By: Maria Konnikova
    • Narrated by: Maria Konnikova
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Con men are artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. They hold a deep, enigmatic fascination for us. But how do they do it? Whether it's a suspicious-looking email or a multimillion-dollar global swindle, Maria Konnikova investigates the psychological principles that underlie each stage of the confidence game and the profile of both the con artist and his mark.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A helpful guide for unlocking mental blindspots

    • By Tumwine on 01-27-17

    Regular price: $16.12

    • The Brain

    • The Story of You
    • By: David Eagleman
    • Narrated by: David Eagleman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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
    • 5 star

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-23-17

    Regular price: $12.46

    • Waiting for the Last Bus

    • Reflections on Life and Death
    • By: Richard Holloway
    • Narrated by: Richard Holloway
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us? Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway, has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In The Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death.

    Regular price: $13.32

    • Reasons to Stay Alive

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Matt Haig
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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: $9.80

    • 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 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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
    • Good intro for beginners

    • By Paul Shellard on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • 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 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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: $11.72

    • The Antidote

    • Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking
    • By: Oliver Burkeman
    • Narrated by: Oliver Burkeman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    In this fascinating new book which he narrates himself, Oliver Burkeman argues that "positive thinking" and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem. And that there is, in fact, an alternative path to contentment and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid - uncertainty, insecurity, pessimism, and failure. Thought-provoking, counterintuitive, and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is a celebration of the power of negative thinking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you liked Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-25-17

    Regular price: $15.40

    • The Game

    • By: Neil Strauss
    • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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: $15.98

    • The Dead Fathers Club

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Philip Noble is an eleven-year-old in crisis. His pub landlord father has died in a road accident, and his mother is succumbing to the greasy charms of her dead husband's brother, Uncle Alan. The remaining certainties of Philip's life crumble away when his father's ghost appears in the pub and declares Uncle Alan murdered him. Arming himself with weapons from the school chemistry cupboard, Philip vows to carry out the ghost's relentless demands for revenge.

    Regular price: $13.32

    • Sum: Tales from the Afterlives

    • By: David Eagleman
    • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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: $15.88

    • 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 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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: $9.80

    • The Driver's Seat

    • By: Muriel Spark
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 22

    Lise is thin, neither good-looking nor bad-looking. One day she walks out of her office, acquires a gaudy new outfit, adopts a girlier tone of voice and heads to the airport to fly south. On the plane she takes a seat between two men. One is delighted with her company, the other is deeply perturbed. So begins an unnerving journey into the darker recesses of human nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterfully written and read

    • By Erez on 07-17-11

    Regular price: $5.77

    • 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 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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: $15.10

    • The Crane Wife

    • By: Patrick Ness
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    One night, George Duncan - a decent man, a good man - is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, shot through its wing by an arrow. Unexpectedly moved, George helps the bird, and from the moment he watches it fly off, his life is transformed.The next day, a kind but enigmatic woman walks into George's shop.

    Regular price: $15.60

    • Sunset Song

    • By: Lewis Gibbon
    • Narrated by: Eileen McCallum
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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 R. Koeppen on 03-03-18

    Regular price: $15.98

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