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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 604
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 554

    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 338
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 283

    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 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    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 208 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 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    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

    • 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

    • 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 277
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    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

    • 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 49
    • 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

    • The Bell Jar

    • By: Sylvia Plath
    • Narrated by: Maggie Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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

    • 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
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      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

    • 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 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • 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
    • Performance
      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

    • The Driver's Seat

    • By: Muriel Spark
    • Narrated by: Dame Judi Dench
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 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

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor quality recording

    • By Rochelle on 31-01-2018

    Regular price: $22.78

    • Ring for Jeeves

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • 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

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very funny

    • By Slade on 10-11-2018

    Regular price: $13.77

    • 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 46
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      5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • Russell Brand's Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

    • By: Russell Brand
    • Narrated by: Russell Brand
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 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

    Once upon a time, a mysterious time that exists through a window in your mind, a time that seemed, to those present, exactly like now does to us, except their teeth weren't so clean and more things were wooden, there was a town called Hamelin.... In the first in his series of Trickster Tales, Russell Brand retells the classic children's story "The Pied Piper of Hamelin".

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Dark Queen Rising

    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    London, 1471. The War of the Roses rages on. Edward of York has claimed the English throne, and his Yorkist supporters gleefully slaughter their adversaries; there's no mercy for anyone who supported the Lancastrian cause. Margaret Beaufort - mother of Henry Tudor, the only hope for the House of Lancaster - knows her enemies are closing in. Desperate for help, she turns to Christopher Urswicke for protection. But when ruthless scheming and pitiless killings are the only routes to survival, Urswicke will have to choose where his loyalties truly lie.

    Regular price: $25.82

    • Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It

    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, and from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Geoff Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and finding moments of transcendental calm. This aberrant quest for peak experiences leads, ultimately, to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, where, to quote Tarkovsky's Stalker, 'your most cherished desire will come true'.

    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 40
    • 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

    • No One Belongs Here More Than You

    • By: Miranda July
    • Narrated by: Miranda July
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • 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 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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

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