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    • Why We Sleep

    • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
    • By: Matthew Walker
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you value your own health, listen to this book.

    • By Anonymous User on 15-01-2018

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • A Brief History of Time

    • From Big Bang to Black Holes
    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to listen, but overall great book!

    • By Anonymous User on 27-11-2017

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Dear Amy

    • By: Helen Callaghan
    • Narrated by: Helen Baxendale, John Sackville, Laura Aikman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
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    Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters - but none like the one she's just received: 'Dear Amy, I don't know where I am. I've been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a strange man. I'm afraid he'll kill me. Please help me soon, Bethan Avery.' Bethan Avery has been missing for nearly two decades. This is surely some cruel hoax. But as more letters arrive, they contain information that was never made public.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally engrossing.

    • By Chantelle on 16-04-2018

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • Beartown

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart. Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. A bright new future is just around the corner. Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who'll risk the future to see justice done. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sound check

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-02-2018

    Non-member price: $38.95

    • The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

    • By: Jeremy Dronfield
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son, Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in. When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, Fritz refused to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witnessed and the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive: the love between father and son. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a story of love and survival during nazi crimes

    • By Anonymous User on 18-02-2019

    Non-member price: $33.43

    • The Miracle of Mindfulness

    • The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master
    • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment - even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh's gentle anecdotes and practical exercises help us to arrive at greater self-understanding and peacefulness, whether we are beginners or advanced.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful contents.<br />

    • By Anonymous User on 26-08-2018

    Non-member price: $28.09

    • The Square and the Tower

    • Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From the global best-selling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of looking at the world. Most history is hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime ministers. But what if that's simply because they create the historical archives? What if we are missing equally powerful but less visible networks-leaving them to the conspiracy theorists, with their dreams of all-powerful Illuminati?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting analysis, but quit with the accents already!

    • By Pierz Newton-John on 12-11-2017

    Non-member price: $44.86

    • Us Against You

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A small, broken town sits on the edge of a frozen lake surrounded by a forest, its wounds still raw from a tragedy that tore its fragile community in two. Beartown has lost its way. Now the cold and dark that surround the snowbound town creep in, and so do new conflicts and tensions. What was once a friendly rivalry with the neighbouring town is beginning to turn sinister and Beartown braces itself for another tragic blow. How far will the people of Beartown go to preserve their reputations for a second, deadly time? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Skye on 31-01-2019

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • Periodic Tales

    • The Curious Lives of the Elements
    • By: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. Like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning. Here you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens and noble gases that light the way to vice. You'll learn how lead can tell your future while zinc may one day line your coffin. You'll discover what connects the bones in your body with the Whitehouse in Washington, the glow of a streetlamp with the salt on your dinner table.

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • Origins

    • How the Earth Made Us
    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Conquerors

    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Story

    • By Vytautas on 01-10-2016
    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 17-09-2015
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Confessions of a Male Nurse

    • By: Michael Alexander
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the people who brought you the bestselling Confessions of a GP. From stampeding nudes to inebriated teenagers, young nurse Michael Alexander never really knew what he was getting himself into.

    Non-member price: $12.72

    • Panic Room

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Hollie Taylor, John Sackville
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of dubious background, secretive and alone, currently acting as housesitter. The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, steel lined, impregnable - and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn’t know it’s there. She’s too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she’s escaped. But her remote existence is going to be invaded when people come looking for the house’s owner, missing rogue pharma entrepreneur Jack Harkness. 

    Non-member price: $36.45

    • The Art of Stopping Time

    • By: Pedram Shojai
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Art of Stopping Time guides the listener through 100 practices to help busy people practice mindfulness and a slowing of time wherever they might be: in the shower, sitting in traffic, or dealing with an overflowing inbox. Our perception of the scarcity of time is coupled with the epidemic of stress in the modern world, and when we don't have a positive connection with the flow of time, we lack purpose as well as develop health problems.

    Non-member price: $28.09

    • The Racer

    • Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist
    • By: David Millar
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What is it really like to be a racer? What is it like to be swept along at 60kmh in the middle of the pack? How does it feel to be reeled in from a solo breakaway metres from the line? What happens to the body during a high-speed chute? What tactics must teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour? How does a domestique keep going to the end of a stage once his job is done and his body exhausted?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good info

    • By Gabriel on 11-04-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Getaway

    • Sam Archer, Book 2
    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    New York City. Summer. A series of violent and highly successful bank robberies have been carried out across the city, all by the same five-man team. Millions of dollars have been stolen. The thieves are slick, efficient, well-organized, and vicious. The FBI are getting nowhere in tracking them down. With pressure from Washington mounting and the heists continuing, the Feds desperately search for any leads. Across the city, Sam Archer is in town for a funeral. At the service, he is approached by an old family friend who works out of the FBI's New York office.

    Non-member price: $20.45

    • Darkside

    • By: Belinda Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shipcott in bleak mid-winter: a close knit community where no stranger goes unnoticed. So when an elderly woman is murdered in her bed, village policeman Jonas Holly is doubly shocked. How could someone have killed and left no trace? Jonas finds himself side-lined as the investigation is snatched away from him by an abrasive senior detective. Is his first murder investigation over before it’s begun?

    Non-member price: $23.56

    • Noonday

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Anne Reid, Finlay Robertson, John Sackville, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Noonday by Pat Barker, read by Juliet Stevenson, Stephen Boxer, John Sackville, Anne Reid & Finlay Robertson. London, the Blitz, autumn 1940. Ambulance drivers Elinor Brooke and Kit Neville ferry injured survivors from bomb sites to hospitals while Elinor's husband, Paul, works as an air-raid warden.

    Non-member price: $31.23

    • Blackout

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Young counterterrorist cop Sam Archer arrives for work at the Armed Response Unit expecting a quiet day. But unbeknownst to him, a storm is coming. Three men have already been killed that morning. One committed suicide by the River Thames. Another was strangled in his car in Washington, DC. And the third was shot in the face in his high-rise New York apartment as he slept. The deaths seem random, thousands of miles apart. But they are all connected - by a shocking event 15 years ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First time reader

    • By S Thompson on 28-10-2016

    Non-member price: $20.45

    • The Social Brain

    • How Diversity Made The Modern Mind
    • By: Richard Crisp
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A popular psychology audiobook from a respected social psychologist that argues how diversity has been important throughout the development of civilisation and why it is vital for our future. Is conflict caused by an inherently hostile human nature? Are efforts to promote peaceful coexistence fated to fail? Is the story of human history destined to play out a clash of civilisations, as tensions erupt and escalate around differences in race, religion, culture and ethnicity?

    Non-member price: $16.47

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