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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 664
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 609

    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 read

    • By Johnny on 14-03-2016

    Regular price: $19.50

    • The Game

    • By: Neil Strauss
    • Narrated by: Neil Strauss
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 365
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    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
    • good book

    • By Ivan on 25-09-2016

    Regular price: $27.33

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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
    • Really interesting

    • By Julia on 18-10-2017
    • The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us
    • By: Daniel H. Pink
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Pink
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 10-02-2011
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 229 ratings

    Regular price: $20.75

    • The Bell Jar

    • By: Sylvia Plath
    • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      5 out of 5 stars 124
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    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
    • Sylvia Plath Rocked

    • By Colette on 01-06-2017

    Regular price: $17.76

    • 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 121
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-05-2016

    Regular price: $27.33

    • 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 232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • From the perspective of an science undergrad.

    • By Anonymous User on 06-01-2018

    Regular price: $18.25

    • 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 47
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      5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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
    • Absolutely hilarious!

    • By Julie Poulter on 30-12-2015

    Regular price: $22.78

    • 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 286
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      5 out of 5 stars 271
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    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
    • Don't think twice! Buy this book!

    • By Susan on 17-02-2016

    Regular price: $18.25

    • The Sick Bag Song

    • By: Nick Cave
    • Narrated by: Nick Cave
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $19.75

    • Notes from Underground

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Natasha Randall - translator
    • Narrated by: D. B. C. Pierre
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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
    • Remarkable

    • By Adam Boyes on 01-11-2018

    Regular price: $19.75

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Nope

    • By Sara on 14-08-2018

    Regular price: $22.78

    • No One Belongs Here More Than You

    • By: Miranda July
    • Narrated by: Miranda July
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In her remarkable stories of seemingly ordinary people living extraordinary lives, Miranda July reveals how a single moment can change everything. Whether writing about a middle-aged woman's obsession with Prince William, or an aging factory worker who has never been in love, the result is startling, sexy and tender by turns. One of the most acclaimed debuts of recent years, Miranda July is a brilliant new voice in fiction.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • after 6 stories I stopped.

    • By Oti Mesz on 12-03-2018

    Regular price: $19.92

    • Laidlaw

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

    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
    • There's been a murrrrder

    • By ELIZABETH on 03-06-2018

    Regular price: $25.82

    • 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 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unusual but interesting

    • By Hayley on 21-02-2017

    Regular price: $19.75

    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 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.

    Regular price: $19.50

    • Go the F--k to Sleep

    • By: Adam Mansbach
    • Narrated by: Samuel L. Jackson
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Go the F--k to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don’t always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach’s profane, affectionate, and radically honest verses perfectly capture the familiar - and unspoken - tribulations of putting your little angel down for the night.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic

    • By Michelle on 28-05-2016

    Regular price: $2.23

    • When They Call You a Terrorist

    • A Black Lives Matter Memoir
    • By: Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Asha Bandele, Angela Davis - foreword
    • Narrated by: Patrisse Khan-Cullors
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, three women - Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors - came together to form an active response to the systemic racism causing the deaths of so many African-Americans. They simply said: Black Lives Matter; and for that, they were labelled terrorists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • everyone needs to read this

    • By Anonymous User on 20-09-2018

    Regular price: $23.41

    • The First Bad Man

    • By: Miranda July
    • Narrated by: Miranda July
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The first novel by the filmmaker, artist and bestselling author Miranda July confirms her as a spectacularly original, iconic, and important voice today, and a writer for all time. The First Bad Man is dazzling and unforgettable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A MUST listen

    • By Lola-Mae on 30-09-2015

    Regular price: $19.50

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Permanently changed how I think about money

    • By Birrarung fan on 02-08-2017

    Regular price: $19.50

    • The Crane Wife

    • By: Patrick Ness
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 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: $17.47

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