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  • Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

  • A Brief History of Capitalism
  • By: Yanis Varoufakis
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis. Why is there so much inequality? In this short book, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his 11-year-old daughter Xenia's deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths, he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brief, easy to assimilate, yet deals with the big questions of our societies.

  • By Andrew (Bunny) Warren on 08-11-17

Fascinating

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Reviewed: 19-01-19

A must for anryone who wants to know how the economy works. Espescially Economists! excellent

  • The Christmas Hirelings

  • By: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Saunders
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
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    4 out of 5 stars 1,679

A heartwarming festive tale of redemption and cheer, The Christmas Hirelings is the story of a lonely widower who reluctantly invites a group of children to his manor for Christmas. It showcases the benefits of opening your doors and hearts during the holiday season.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it! What a wonderful Christmas tale.

  • By Helen SJ on 17-12-18

Thoroughly enjoyable

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Reviewed: 06-01-19

lovely story so beautifully written and perfect to read/ listen to at Christmas time. I would highly recommend.

  • The Heart's Invisible Furies

  • By: John Boyne
  • Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
  • Length: 21 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,383
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,231
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,233

Cyril Avery is not a real Avery, or at least that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he? Born out of wedlock to a teenage girl cast out from her rural Irish community and adopted by a well-to-do if eccentric Dublin couple via the intervention of a hunchbacked Redemptorist nun, Cyril is adrift in the world, anchored only tenuously by his heartfelt friendship with the infinitely more glamourous and dangerous Julian Woodbead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal

  • By Kerri on 19-02-17

Loved this book

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Reviewed: 30-09-18

Brilliantly read, totally engaging , lovely humour - this book will stay with me a long time. A marvellous story which I would have been happy for it not to end !

  • Tiny Sunbirds Far Away

  • By: Christie Watson
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Blessing and her brother Ezikiel adore their larger-than-life father, their glamorous mother and their comfortable life in Lagos. But all that changes when their father leaves them for another woman. Their mother is fired from her job at the Royal Imperial Hotel - only married women can work there - and soon they have to quit their air-conditioned apartment to go and live with their grandparents in a compound in the Niger Delta. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully words and narration

  • By Georgeia on 01-08-12

Incredible story, beautifully told

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Reviewed: 04-04-18

This story is gripping, sensitive and fascinating. Beautifully read. A must from Audible. Top marks

  • 29 Years

  • By: Robin Stow
  • Narrated by: Robin Stow
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Two stories are intertwined; a curtailed wartime love affair is relit many years later but ends in tragedy. A contemporary property deal funded with stolen money turns sour when a rapist is uncovered. Both pieces are linked by people with connections to a WW2 airfield in the Cotswolds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Seklof on 12-02-16

Great listen

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Reviewed: 12-02-16

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very engaging story from 2WW to 2014. Really interesting & topical.