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    • Beastie Boys Book

    • By: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 354
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      5 out of 5 stars 335
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      5 out of 5 stars 335

    Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip-hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam "AD-ROCK" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the almost impossible to fathom overnight success of their debut studio album, Licensed to Ill; that album's messy fallout; and their break with Def Jam, move to Los Angeles, and rebirth as musicians and social activists, with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul's Boutique.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Audio book ill communication.<br />I loved it

    • By Claire on 01-11-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Diary of Samuel Pepys

    • The BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Samuel Pepys, Hattie Naylor
    • Narrated by: Kris Marshall, Katherine Jakeways, Full Cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 309

    Kris Marshall and Katherine Jakeways star as Mr & Mrs Pepys in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of the world famous diaries. Samuel Pepys was 26 when he decided to start keeping a diary, in January 1660. For the next 10 years he faithfully recorded the day's events and confessed his innermost thoughts. That diary has since become one of our most important, and fascinating, historical documents. Pepys gave us eyewitness accounts of some of the great events of the 17th century, including the Great Fire of London and the Second Dutch War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and insightful

    • By Deborah Wyman on 21-10-14

    Regular price: £24.00

    • This Is Not Fame

    • A "From What I Re-Memoir"
    • By: Doug Stanhope
    • Narrated by: Doug Stanhope, Chad Shank, full cast
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249

    Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity. While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book and read

    • By Steelsey on 04-08-18

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Julius Ceasar

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatised)
    • By: John Green
    • Narrated by: Robert Rietty, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    "Veni, vidi, vici" - "I came, I saw, I conquered", he boasted: and no one could say he lied. Few other men in history have received so much praise and so much condemnation, and few other men achieved such power. Soldier, statesman, lawyer, priest, writer, social reformer, national leader, fortune builder, and organizer of the infamous Roman Games. Caesar's life was full of anomalies.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • A BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Cecilia Noble, full cast, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Abandoned by their parents, Maya and her older brother, Bailey, are sent to live with their grandmother and uncle in the small Southern town of Stamps in Arkansas. Struggling with rejection, they endure the prejudice of their white neighbours and suffer several racist incidents. One day, their father unexpectedly returns and takes the children to live with their mother in St Louis, Missouri. Aged only eight, Maya is abused by her mother's boyfriend, an experience that haunts her for a lifetime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It!

    • By Louise on 08-08-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Horatio Nelson

    • The Leaders Series (Dramatised)
    • By: Mollie Hardwick
    • Narrated by: John Graham, Full Cast
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Captain Nelson is a little man who cannot boast of being handsome, but who will, in my view, one day astonish the world." So said Sir William Hamilton to his wife Emma, when Captain Nelson first sailed into Naples Bay in 1793. Even that shrewd Ambassador could hardly have guessed how great the "little man" would become.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • A Paris All Your Own

    • Best-Selling Women Writers on the City of Light
    • By: Eleanor Brown - editor
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Editor Eleanor Brown presents a collection of personal essays from 18 different authors about their experiences in the City of Light.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Boy & Going Solo

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramas
    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Patrick Malahid, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    Two new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Roald Dahl's gripping autobiographical stories. These two compelling adaptations, based on Roald Dahl's real-life tales of his of his boyhood and youthful overseas adventures, celebrate his remarkable life and commemorate his genius.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, shame it's only half of the book.

    • By Nick on 16-12-18

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Letters from a Lost Generation

    • First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends
    • By: Mark Bostridge, Alan Bishop
    • Narrated by: Amanda Root, Jonathan Firth, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    "If war spares me," wrote Vera Brittain to her brother, Edward, in 1916, "it will be my one aim to immortalise in a book the story of us four." Seventeen years later, Vera was to achieve her aim with the acclaimed Testament of Youth. This series of letters was the inspiration behind Testament. Written between Vera; her brother; her fiancé, Roland Leighton; and their two best friends, Victor Richardson and Geoffrey Thurlow, they give a unique perspective on the most horrifying conflict the world has ever seen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Amazing Compilation of Lettters

    • By Senior on 03-12-15

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Private World of Kenneth Williams

    • By: BBC Audiobooks
    • Narrated by: Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In this documentary portrait of Kenneth Williams, who died in 1988, the much-loved comedy actor's diaries are drawn upon to illustrate his life and career. David Benson, who won acclaim for his one-man show in which he portrayed Kenneth Williams, reads extracts from the diaries, while archive audio clips from such programmes as Round the Horne and Beyond Out Ken illustrate the madcap versatility of Williams the performer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Miss on 14-04-13

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Maya Angelou: The Autobiographies

    • Six BBC Radio 4 Dramatisations
    • By: Maya Angelou
    • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Indie Gjesdal, Full Cast
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The books that make up the life and times of Maya Angelou are some of the best, most beautiful and haunting pieces of autobiography written. They run the gamut from life affirming to tragedy and back again with a tone that is a joyous, direct and searingly honest, and are an extraordinary portrait of 20th century black America.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Whiff of Wilde, a Pinch of Poe, and a Frisson of Frost

    • A Dab of Dickens, Vol. 3; Selections from A Dab of Dickens & a Touch of Twain, Literary Lives from Shakespeare's Old England to Frost's New England
    • By: Elliot Engel PhD, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Roscoe Lee Browne, Cassandra Campbell, Christopher Cazenove, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most listeners, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics have remained unknown - until now. In this utterly captivating audiobook, Dr. Elliot Engel, a leading authority on the lives of great authors, illuminates the fascinating and flawed members of literature's elite. In lieu of stuffy biographical sketches, Engel provides fascinating anecdotes.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Broadmoor

    • A History of the Criminally Insane
    • By: David Wilson, Jenni Day
    • Narrated by: Full Cast
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In this audiobook adaptation of the 2013 documentary, David Wilson introduces listeners to notable serial killers throughout Britain. Using interviews, archives, and his own extensive knowledge, he is able to piece together the stories of these criminals, as well as the story of Broadmoor Hospital, the high-security prison that was home to many of the criminally insane and housed some of the most notorious criminals in Britain's history.

    Regular price: £2.59

    • Coming up for Air

    • True Stories, About You
    • By: Tony Marturano
    • Narrated by: Tony Marturano, full cast
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Written like a novel, Coming up for Air features a collection of true, interconnecting stories, performed by an international cast, complimented by witty, bold and enlightening narrative from an empathetic writer who has clearly not only mastered, but also experienced his subject matter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A New View

    • By Anna on 18-10-16

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Path Made Clear

    • Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
    • By: Oprah Winfrey
    • Narrated by: Oprah Winfrey, full cast
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Oprah Winfrey shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework for creating not just a life of success, but one of significance. The audiobook’s 10 chapters are organized to help you recognize the important milestones along the road to self-discovery, laying out what you really need in order to achieve personal contentment, and what life’s detours are there to teach us.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Charles Darwin

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatised)
    • By: Kenneth Allen
    • Narrated by: Paul Eddington, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The man responsible for the near religion of "Darwinism" and the theory of evolution was a quiet, patient, and gentle man, suffering for most of his life from chronic ill-health. He rarely attended banquets given in his honor or even meetings of the Royal Society to which he was elected a Fellow before his 30th birthday. His most famous book, The Origin of Species, is considered to be the most important book of the 18th century and had an overwhelming reception.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting short story for the busy listener

    • By John on 23-04-16

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Hog Fever, Episodes 1-5

    • By: Richard La Plante, Kevin Godley
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Midway between the satire of Spinal Tap and the pathos of American Beauty lies the schizophrenic state of mind known as Hog Fever. On the surface this is the story of a man, a motorcycle, and a teetering bank balance. But lurking beneath, occasionally visible like threads through faded denim, is the story of a man in search of freedom - or at least one last stab at it.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Isaac Newton

    • The Scientists and Inventors Series (Dramatised)
    • By: David Allen
    • Narrated by: Clifford Rose, Full Cast
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    This audio biography vividly traces the life of a man who is regarded as the greatest scientist the world has ever known. It tells of his schooldays and earliest experiments, through the terrible plague years when he began the work that was to make him famous forever, to the publication of his book, The Principia, a masterpiece that did no less than describe the workings of the universe. Yet he was a modest man, who cared little for his appearance and detested argument.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Kiss Tomorrow Hello

    • Notes from the Midlife Underground by Twenty-Five Women over Forty
    • By: Kim Barnes, Claire Davis
    • Narrated by: A Full Cast
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Kiss Tomorrow Hello brings together the experiences and reflections of women as they embark on a new stage of life. The 25 stellar writers gathered here explore a wide range of concerns, including keeping love and sex alive, discovering family secrets, negotiating the demands of illness and infertility, letting children go, making peace with parents, and contemplating plastic surgery. The tales are true, the confessions candid, and the humor infectious.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me

    • By: Ben Karlin (editor), Stephen Colbert, Will Forte, and others
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The Emmy award-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has assembled a stellar lineup of men who have one thing in common: all have been dumped...and are willing to share their pain and the lessons learned.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring, Boring Boring

    • By Brian on 09-11-15

    Regular price: £21.39

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