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    • The Circle

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 809
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      4 out of 5 stars 750
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      4 out of 5 stars 754

    When Mae is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. Mae can't believe her great fortune to work for them - even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Internet bad guys - so uncool!

    • By Kaggy on 16-08-15

    Regular price: £26.09

    • What Is the What

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Valentino Achak Deng is just a boy when conflict separates him from his family and forces him to leave his small Sudanese village, joining thousands of other orphans on their long, long walk to Ethiopia, where they find safety for a time. Along the way Valentino encounters enemy soldiers, liberation rebels and deadly militias, hyenas and lions, disease and starvation. But there are experiences ahead that will test his spirit in even greater ways than these....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartbreaking and Hopeful

    • By O on 10-03-19

    Regular price: £31.39

    • Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins, Rebecca Lowman, Michelle Gonzalez, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at the chain. Thomas didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, Thomas has a few questions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not overly impressed

    • By Carys Kennedy on 22-07-15

    Regular price: £10.39

    • The Parade

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    From the best-selling author of The Monk of Mokha and The Circle comes a taut, suspenseful story of two foreigners' role in a nation's fragile peace. An unnamed country is leaving the darkness of a decade at war, and to commemorate the armistice the government commissions a new road connecting two halves of the state. Two men, foreign contractors from the same company, are sent to finish the highway.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    At the age of 22, David Eggers became both an orphan and a "single mother" when his parents died within five months of one another of unrelated cancers. David is appointed unofficial guardian of his eight-year-old brother, Christopher. The two live together in semi-squalor, decaying food and sports equipment scattered about, while Eggers worries obsessively about child-welfare authorities, molesting babysitters, and his own health.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A great performance by Dion Graham

    • By AMcLordy on 31-05-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Monk of Mokha

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Mokhtar Alkhanshali is 24 and working as a doorman when he becomes fascinated with the rich history of coffee and Yemen's central place in it. He leaves San Francisco and travels deep into his ancestral home to tour terraced farms high in the country's rugged mountains. He collects samples and organizes farmers and is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs the country. Saudi bombs rain down, the US embassy closes, and Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen with only his hopes on his back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story, captivating

    • By Beelaow on 19-09-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • We Like You so Much and Want to Know You Better

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4 out of 5 stars 55

    A million people, a billion, wanted to be where Mae was at this moment, entering this atrium, 30 feet high and shot through with California light, on her first day working for the only company that really mattered at all. A story from The New York Times Magazine, adapted from The Circle, a new novel by Dave Eggers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • thought making

    • By Sweetestmoondust on 24-01-15

    Regular price: £0.00

    • It Won't Be Easy

    • An Exceedingly Honest (And Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching
    • By: Tom Rademacher, Dave Eggers - foreword
    • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Less a how-to manual than a tribute to an impossible and impossibly rewarding profession, It Won't Be Easy captures the experience of teaching in all its messy glory. Though directed at prospective and newer teachers, It Won't Be Easy is mercifully short on jargon and long on practical wisdom, accessible to anyone - teacher, student, parent, pundit - who is interested in a behind-the-curtain look at teaching and willing to understand that, while there are no simple answers, there is power in learning to ask the right questions. 

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Zeitoun

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    When HurricaneKatrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun - a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four - chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the eerie days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and rescuing those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and horrifying

    • By Lynn Stevenson on 25-04-10

    Regular price: £22.89

    • You Shall Know Our Velocity

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Heroes of the Frontier

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    A mother and her two young children rent a battered old RV (optimistically christened the Chateau) and embark upon a journey through the Alaskan wilderness. At first their trip feels like a vacation: they spot wild animals and build bonfires. But as they travel deeper into the forest, dodging wildfires and eccentric locals, we learn more of the events that forced them to escape their old lives in search of something redemptive out at the very edge of civilization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you love Dave Eggers, this will not disappoint.

    • By Anonymous User on 11-01-19

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Lifters

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    What if nothing was as it seemed? What if the ground beneath your feet was not made of solid earth and stone but had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels, mere inches below you as you sit in class or eat a banana? What if it were up to just two kids to stop these forces? What would it feel like to know the fate of an entire town rested on your shoulders? Twelve-year-old Gran Flowerpetal is about to find out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By njbarmstrong on 28-08-18

    Regular price: £32.89

    • The Monk of Mokha

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings raised by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age 24, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman. Until: a statue of an Arab raising a cup of coffee awakens something in him. He sets out to learn the rich history of coffee in Yemen and the complex art of tasting and identifying varietals. He travels to Yemen, collects samples of beans, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the farmers. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015 and he is trapped in Sana'a.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A captivating story, well told.

    • By Megan Chouane on 15-06-18

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Selected Shorts: Funny Business

    • By: Simon Rich, David Schickler, Joe Meno, and others
    • Narrated by: Wyatt Cenac, Isiah Sheffer, Kirsten Vangsness, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • The Wild Things

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Wild Things - based very loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze - is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can't control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: He wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and can't always control his outbursts.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Congo Stories

    • Battling Five Centuries of Exploitation and Greed
    • By: John Prendergast, Fidel Bafilemba, Ryan Gosling - photographer, and others
    • Narrated by: John Prendergast, Channie Waites, Jerome Butler, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the author of the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Not on Our Watch, John Prendergast co-writes a compelling book with Fidel Bafilemba - with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling - revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout the last five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe. The book highlights the devastating price Congo has paid for that support. 

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Kingdom of Olives and Ash

    • Writers Confront the Occupation
    • By: Michael Chabon - editor, Ayelet Waldman - editor, Colum McCann, and others
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Fred Sanders
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Published to coincide the with 50th anniversary of the Israel occupation of the West Bank, an anthology that explores the human cost of the conflict there as witnessed by such notable writers as Colum McCann, Colm Toibin, Dave Eggers, Madeleine Thien, Eimear McBride and Taiye Selasi and editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Circle (Danish Edition)

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Tina Kruse Andersen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Da Mae bliver ansat i firmaet The Circle, det mest magtfulde internetselskab i verden, tror hun, at hun har fået sit livs chance. Hun er mere end begejstret, da hun bliver vist rundt i The Circles imposante kontorlandskaber af glas, campusområdet og kollegievaerelserne for dem, der ender med aldrig at gå hjem. Hun er fascineret af firmaets dynamik, forført af den ultimative faellesskabsånd og visionen om, at alle er forbundne og online 24/7.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • How We Are Hungry

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, New York Times best-selling author Dave Eggers is the voice of a generation. This stunning collection of his matchless short fiction includes the highly acclaimed “The Only Meaning of Oil-Wet Water.”

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Der Circle [German Edition]

    • By: Dave Eggers
    • Narrated by: Torben Kessler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Mae Holland wird von dem Internetkonzern "The Circle" angeheuert. Ziel des Unternehmens ist, durch vollkommene Transparenz ein neues Zeitalter einzuläuten. E-Mails, Social Media, Bankdaten, Einkaufsverhalten werden vernetzt und zu einer Online-Identität verdichtet. Mae kann es kaum fassen: Sie darf für den einflussreichsten Konzern der Welt arbeiten! Doch was genau ist ihre Rolle?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read it in 3 days

    • By SugareggCK on 10-07-17

    Regular price: £11.29

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