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    • Boyhood Island

    • My Struggle Book 3
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father. Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrating. This is an audiobook about family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be.

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Autumn

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Autumn begins with a letter Karl Ove Knausgaard writes to his unborn daughter, showing her what to expect of the world. He writes one short piece per day, describing the material and natural world with the precision and mesmerising intensity that have become his trademark. With acute sensitivity he describes daily life with his wife and children in rural Sweden, drawing upon memories of his own childhood to give an inimitably tender perspective on the precious and unique bond between parent and child. Nothing is too small or too vast to escape his attention; this is a personal encyclopaedia on everything from chewing gum to the stars.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Summer

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The conclusion to one of the most extraordinary and original literary projects in recent years, Summer once again intersperses short, vividly descriptive essays with emotionally raw diary entries addressed directly to Knausgaard's newborn daughter. Writing more expansively and, if it is possible, even more intimately and unguardedly than in the previous three volumes, he mines with new depth his difficult memories of his childhood and fraught relationship with his own father.  

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Apology

    • By: Eve Ensler
    • Narrated by: Eve Ensler, Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. 

    Regular price: £11.09

    • My Struggle, Book 4

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    Eighteen years old and fresh out of high school, Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to a tiny fisherman's village far north of the polar circle to work as a schoolteacher. He has no interest in the job itself - or in any other job for that matter. His intention is to save up enough money to travel while finding the space and time to start his writing career.

    Regular price: £44.99

    • Figures in a Landscape

    • People and Places
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Drawing together a fascinating body of writing from over 14 years of work, Figures in a Landscape ranges from profiles of cultural icons (Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Taylor, Robin Williams) to intimate personal remembrances, from thrilling adventures in Africa to literary writings from Theroux's rich and expansive personal reading. Collectively these pieces offer a fascinating portrait of the author himself, his extraordinary life and his restless and ever-curious mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great variety of topics.... mostly very interesting

    • By Nicky Ramone on 06-08-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Winter

    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    The second volume in his autobiographical quartet based on the seasons, Winter is an achingly beautiful collection of daily meditations and letters addressed directly to Knaugsaard's unborn daughter.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Inadvertent

    • Why I Write, Book 2
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey - translator
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Inadvertent, internationally best-selling author Karl Ove Knausgaard reveals his beginnings as a writer and his literary influences, as well as his creative development and his struggles. But this audiobook is more than a window into the writer's frame of mind. It's also a glimmering meditation on literature and creativity - on its limitations and its freedoms.  

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Figures in a Landscape

    • People and Places; Essays: 2001-2016
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Paul Theroux's latest collection of essays leads the listener through a dazzling array of sights, characters, and experiences. Travel essays take us to Ecuador, Zimbabwe, and Hawaii, to name a few. Gems of literary criticism reveal fascinating depth in the work of Henry David Thoreau, Graham Greene, Joseph Conrad, and Hunter Thompson. And in a series of breathtakingly personal profiles, we take a helicopter ride with Elizabeth Taylor, go surfing with Oliver Sacks, eavesdrop on the day-to-day life of a Manhattan dominatrix, and explore New York with Robin Williams.  

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Becoming Faulkner

    • The Art and Life of William Faulker
    • By: Philip Weinstein
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    William Faulkner was the greatest American novelist of the 20th century, yet he lived a life marked by a pervasive sense of failure. Throughout his career, he remained haunted by his inability to master a series of personal and professional challenges: his less-than-heroic military career; the loss of his brother in an airplane crash; a disappointing stint as a Hollywood screenwriter; and a destructive bout with alcoholism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interested in Faulkner? Fabulous resource!

    • By Cynthia Reed on 23-03-15

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Un Amico Italiano

    • Eat, Pray, Love in Rome
    • By: Luca Spaghetti
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Luca Spaghetti (yes, that's really his name) was asked to show a writer named Elizabeth Gilbert around Rome, he had no idea how his life was about to change. She embraced his Roman ebullience, and Luca in turn became her guardian angel, determined that his city would help Liz out of her funk. Filled with colorful anecdotes about food, language, soccer, daily life in Rome, and Luca's own fish-out-of-water moments as a visitor to the United States-and culminating with the episodes in Liz's bestselling memoir, told from Luca's side of the table....

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Central Park

    • An Anthology
    • By: Andrew Blauner (editor)
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck, L. J. Ganser, Edoardo Ballerini, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Central Park is perhaps the most well-trod and familiar green space in the country. It is both a refuge from the city and Manhattan's very heart; a respite from the urban grind and a hive of activity all its own. Eight hundred forty-three carefully planned acres allow some 37 million visitors each year to come and get lost in a sense of nature. Unsurprisingly, the park also inspires a wealth of great writing, and here Andrew Blauner collects some of the finest fiction and nonfiction - 20 pieces in all.

    Regular price: £18.79