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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 547
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 506

    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 Jaime 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 326
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    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 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    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 58 mins
    • Release date: 10-02-2011
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 193 ratings

    Regular price: $20.75

    • 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 209
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    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

    • 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 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • 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 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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: $14.35

    • 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 270
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      5 out of 5 stars 256
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    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

    • 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 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    Regular price: $19.75

    • 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 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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

    • 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 45
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      5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • The Bell Jar

    • By: Sylvia Plath
    • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
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      5 out of 5 stars 108
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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

    • 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 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • A Far Cry from Kensington

    • By: Muriel Spark
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    First published in 1988 and described by Ali Smith as 'one of Muriel Spark's most liberating, and meditative novels' - A Far Cry from Kensington shows Muriel Spark at the mature height of her powers.The narrator is one Mrs. Hawkins. She writes from Italy, a far cry from Kensington indeed, taking us back to her threadbare years in postwar London. As a young, rather fat war-widow she spent her days working for a crazy, almost bankrupt publisher; and her nights offering advice from her boarding-house in South Kensington.

    Regular price: $22.78

    • Chocky

    • By: John Wyndham
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Matthew is a normal 11-year-old boy living with his parents and little sister in Surrey. He's too old and sensible to have an imaginary friend really. Yet when Matthew's parents keep finding him talking and arguing with a strange presence whom Matthew calls Chocky, that's what they believe it must be…at first. But Chocky is oddly sinister, and keeps asking Matthew all sorts of complicated questions about the world and making him behave in unusual and erratic ways. Then Matthew suddenly does something heroic, well beyond his capabilities; the media become interested and the interest in Matthew widens.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what a book what a reader

    • By Anonymous User on 07-04-2018

    Regular price: $13.77

    • Beatrice and Virgil

    • By: Yann Martel
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist; it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey - named Beatrice and Virgil - and the epic journey they undertake together.

    Regular price: $24.31

    • A Tale for the Time Being

    • By: Ruth Ozeki
    • Narrated by: Ruth Ozeki
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery. In a small cafe in Tokyo, 16-year-old Nao Yasutani is navigating the challenges thrown up by modern life. In the face of cyber-bullying, the mysteries of a 104-year-old Buddhist nun and great-grandmother, and the joy and heartbreak of family, Nao is trying to find her own place - and voice - through a diary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • possibly my favourite book ever read by the author

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-08-2018

    Regular price: $18.25

    • 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 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 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

    • 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

    • The Last Family in England

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: Mark Meadows
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children, Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their black Labrador. Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry - marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide - Prince's responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact.

    Regular price: $19.50

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