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    • Predictably Irrational

    • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      5 out of 5 stars 47
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      5 out of 5 stars 47

    Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions. Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can't? If an item is free, it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn't be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? In this astounding audiobook, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behavior....

    Non-member price: $13.26

    • FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible

    • By: Crackanory
    • Narrated by: Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Combining some of the UK's best and brightest comedy writers and performers, this exclusive to audio edition of UKTV's Dave Channel Crackanory is a master class in storytelling and features an all-star cast including Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, Robert Bathurst and Simon Bird.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tales of the UnEGGspected.

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-10-2017

    Non-member price: $0.00

    • The Salmon of Doubt

    • Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Christopher Cerf, Richard Dawkins, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Rescued from his beloved Macintosh, The Salmon of Doubt provides us with the opportunity to linger and frolic one last time in the uniquely entertaining and richly informative mind of Douglas Adams. For the millions of readers who expressed their grief and shock at his untimely death, this is a treasure; his final book and our last chance to see new work from an acknowledged comic genius.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful. Just as all his books have been .

    • By Anonymous User on 24-01-2019

    Non-member price: $37.89

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 84
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      5 out of 5 stars 75
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      5 out of 5 stars 77

    A dynamic remastering of the original BBC Radio 4 full-cast serial - Fit the First to Fit the Sixth - which spawned a phenomenal hitchhiking legend. The original series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, remastered by Dirk Maggs (director of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) to give a full, vibrant sound, now with Philip Pope’s version of the familiar theme tune and specially re-recorded announcements by John Marsh. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't Panic!

    • By Taswegian 1957 on 27-09-2018

    Non-member price: $21.86

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase

    • And Another Thing...
    • By: Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Jane Horrocks, Sandra Dickinson, Mark Wing-Davey, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast series based on And Another Thing… the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide "trilogy". Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return in six brand new episodes, in which they are thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I'm glad they did this. Better than nothing......

    • By Rob in Nelson NZ on 01-07-2018

    Non-member price: $28.09

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quintessential Phase (Dramatized)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker’s Guide HQ. Meanwhile, on one of many versions of Earth, a blonder, more American Trillian gets tangled up with a party of lost aliens having an identity crisis. And just when Arthur thinks he has found his true vocation on the backwater planet of Lamuella, the original Trillian turns up with more than a little spanner in the works. A stolen ship, a dramatic stampede and a new and sinister Guide lead to a race to save the Earth...again. But this time, will they succeed? 

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Payoff

    • The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us. In this way much of what we do can be defined as being motivators. From the boardroom to the living room, our role as motivators is complex, and the more we try to motivate partners and children, friends and coworkers, the clearer it becomes that the story of motivation is far more intricate and fascinating than we've assumed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great HR guidance for young business owners

    • By LK on 19-01-2019
    • The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 15-11-2016
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

    Non-member price: $16.60

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 27
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      5 out of 5 stars 26

    Stranded on Prehistoric Earth since the end of the first series, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are once again trying to hitch their way off the planet. Zaphod finds his visit to the offices of the Guide rudely interrupted by Frogstar fighters, who further threaten to feed him to the Total Perspective Vortex. Eventually reunited, the three fetch up on the planet Brontitall and discover the indigenous species in something of a flap. Arthur meets Lintilla (several of her), Marvin gets to be a hero once again, and there is a meeting with the Man in the Shack who apparently runs the Universe.... 

    Non-member price: $21.86

    • Small Change

    • Money Mishaps and How to Avoid Them
    • By: Dan Ariely, Jeff Kreisler
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Why does paying for things often feel like it causes physical pain? Why does it cost you money to act as your own real estate agent? Why are we comfortable overpaying for something now just because we've overpaid for it before? In Small Change, world renowned economist Dan Ariely answers these intriguing questions and many more as he explains how our irrational behaviour often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • And Another Thing...

    • Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
    • By: Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 56

    An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea....Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has travelled the length, breadth and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forwards and backwards through time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Guide note

    • By gaffa941 on 05-06-2018

    Non-member price: $34.35

    • The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty

    • How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Fascinating and provocative, Dan Ariely’s The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty is an insightful and brilliantly researched take on cheating, deception, and willpower. The internationally best-selling author pulls no punches when it comes to home truths. His previous titles Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality have become classics in their field, revealing astonishing traits that run through modern humankind. Now acclaimed behavioural economist Dan Ariely delves deeper into psychology.

    Non-member price: $18.72

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatized)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
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      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      5 out of 5 stars 32

    Don't panic! The Hitchhiker's saga continues with a brand new full-cast dramatisation of Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in Douglas Adams's famous 'trilogy in five parts'.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • really not worth it

    • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2018

    Non-member price: $21.86

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quandary Phase (Dramatized)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Don’t panic! The Hitchhiker’s saga returns once again with a full-cast dramatisation of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams’s famous ‘trilogy in five parts’. The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after...well...ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams. But Ford Prefect is on to something which might well burst Arthur’s bubble. 

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Swordspoint

    • A Melodrama of Manners
    • By: Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated by: Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless--until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I did not enjoy this book

    • By lillico on 19-05-2017

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Lionboy

    • The Chase
    • By: Zizou Corder
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A friendly Bulgarian king, a dastardly lion tamer, a pair of kidnapped parents, a pride of lions, and a brave young boy on a mission: Together again in the second installment of the popular Lionboy series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Anonymous User on 12-03-2018

    Non-member price: $30.69

    • Lionboy

    • The Truth
    • By: Zizou Corder
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The nefarious lion-tamer Maccomo, recently escaped from captivity, kidnaps Charlie with the intention of selling him and Rafi to the Corporacy! A full-scale chase ensues as Charlie's parents, his Venetian gondolier friend, and his ever-faithful lions pursue Maccomo's ship across the sea.

    Non-member price: $30.39

    • The Sentient Machine

    • The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence
    • By: Amir Husain
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The future is now. Artificial "machine" intelligence is playing an ever-greater role in our society. We are already using cruise control in our cars and automatic checkout at the drugstore and are unable to live without our smartphones. The discussion around AI is largely polarized; people think either machines will solve all problems for everyone or they will lead us down a dark, dystopian path into total human irrelevance. Regardless of what you believe, the idea that we might bring forth intelligent creation can be intrinsically frightening.

    Non-member price: $24.90

    • Written in History

    • Letters That Changed the World
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Simon Russell-Beale, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History cannot be relived, but thanks to a tradition that spans millennia, we can revisit it in the letters of the people who influenced or witnessed the moments it changed forever. In Written In History, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects some of the greatest letters ever written from ancient times to the 20th century: declarations of war, petitions for peace, diplomatic entanglements, steamy love letters and beyond.

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Charlie Bone and the Red Knight

    • Children of the Red King, Book 8
    • By: Jenny Nimmo
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Charlie and his friends take on the most powerful and dangerous magic in Book Eight of this extraordinary series. As wicked forces come to a head at Bloor's Academy, Charlie and his friends must use all their magic and all their might to fight the evil and save Charlie's parents.

    Non-member price: $31.98

    • Lionboy

    • By: Zizou Corder
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    What do you do when you come home one day and discover that your parents have been kidnapped? Well, if you're a brave young guy named Charlie Ashanti, you go off in search of them. And since you happen to know how to speak Cat, your feline friends (the stray cats of the city and the caged lions on a magnificent, astounding floating circus) rally around you, bringing help, advice, and occasional special deliveries. Little do you know that in this search of yours, the fate of the world is at stake.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely breathtaking!!

    • By Anonymous User on 11-01-2019

    Non-member price: $30.39

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