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    • David Mitchell: Back Story

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,840
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,829

    David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Total Joy

    • By Stan on 17-10-12

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Bone Clocks

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,903
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,748

    One summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands what sort of asylum the woman was seeking.… The Bone Clocks follows Holly's life: not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air, and brief lapses in the laws of reality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sodding marvellous

    • By Andy Parsons on 24-09-14

    Regular price: £31.29

    • Cloud Atlas

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon, Jeff Harding, Steve Hodson, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 881
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 755
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 759

    Cloud Atlas features six characters in interlocking stories, each interrupting the one before it: a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death row; and Zachry, a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, brought to life better than any movie

    • By T on 25-02-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Behaving Ourselves

    • David Mitchell on Manners
    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Over the course of the series, David eats his lunchtime sandwiches with children in a primary school and later goes to a street market to see manners - good and bad - in action. He explores where our manners come from with Professor Steven Pinker from Harvard University and the author Henry Hitchings. What do we mean by 'civility' and 'good manners' in public places? Why are people still pinching vicars' bottoms, and what can the state do to improve standards of public behaviour? And, David asks, how is the digital age changing our sense of public space? 

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Reason I Jump

    • One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism
    • By: Naoki Higashida, Keiko Yoshida (translator), David Mitchell (translator)
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    Written by Naoki Higishida when he was only 13, this remarkable book explains the often baffling behaviour of autistic children and shows the way they think and feel - about the people around them, time and beauty, noise, and themselves. Naoki abundantly proves that autistic people do possess imagination, humour and empathy, but also makes clear, with great poignancy, how badly they need our compassion, patience and understanding.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I really wanted to rate this higher

    • By Wicked on 29-08-13

    Regular price: £12.99

    • That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 1

    • By: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    More sketches from the inside-out world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, including what James Bond is really like as a party guest, and the rather too exciting world of Rabbit Newsnight. Their distinctive and lopsided view of the world includes the worst possible name for a dry cleaning shop; the brave and dangerous work of Hairdressers Sans Frontiers; and the tragic consequences when a stray piece of ham goes unchecked.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching Cloth

    • By PP Merge on 28-10-06

    Regular price: £11.99

    • That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 2

    • By: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, from Channel 4's "Peep Show", That Mitchell and Webb Sound is a hilarious mix of satirical sketches and surreal characters that provides a fantastically skewed perspective on everyday life. Meet soporific late-night DJ Adrian Locket; Peter and Ted, commentators who reveal the murky underside of the snooker world; crime fighter Angel Summoner and his redundant sidekick BMX Bandit; and the obnoxious, incredibly posh person who is still unaccountably a waiter.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 4

    • By: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    The fourth BBC 4 radio series starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The pair have also starred in Channel 4's Peep Show and won numerous BAFTAS, national comedy awards and Chortle awards. Sketches and biting satire are featured, with a cast of four, including David and Robert, performing in front of a live audience. Topics covered in previous series have included 'Numberwang', 'Big Talk', 'Dinner Guests' and the snooker commentators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always great

    • By Dicky on 12-02-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 3

    • By: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Mitchell and Webb return to their radio roots, and this third fantastic series finds them in their finest-ever sketch-show form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very funny ' I reckon'

    • By PP Merge on 11-09-07

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Slade House

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 726
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 675
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 675

    Prepare to be chilled, electrified and entertained - a gem of a novel from 'one of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' ( Independent). Walk down narrow, clammy Slade Alley. Open the black iron door in the right-hand wall. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't exactly make sense. A stranger greets you by name and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Too late, you find you can't....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classy Supernatural Tale

    • By Simon on 03-11-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • How to Cope with Mitchell and Webb

    • By: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    David Mitchell and Robert Webb tackle various subject matters in a How to Cope with... guide, talking you through every day scenarios and situations. The subject matters discussed are How to Cope with... Being Normal; Pubs; Being Dumped, Parts 1 and 2; Coffee; Malmaison Hotels; Nudists; The Smoking Ban; Actors; Servants; and Getting Older.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Nick Evans on 23-10-09

    Regular price: £1.99

    • That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 5

    • By: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    Comedy from the lopsided world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. The radio sketch series which spawned BBC TV’s That Mitchell and Webb Look returns with five brand new episodes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost perfect...

    • By Lee Grant on 02-07-16

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Aris, Paula Wilcox
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 840
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455

    Imagine a nation banishing the outside world for two centuries, forbidding its subjects to leave its shores on pain of death, and harbouring a deep mistrust of European ideas.

    Set in Japan in 1799, a young Dutch clerk, Jacob de Zoet, is about to embark on a strange adventure of duplicity, love, and murder - and all the while the axis of global power is turning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet

    • By Robin B on 27-07-10

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Ghostwritten

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: William Rycroft
    • Length: 15 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 249

    An apocalyptic cult member, a jazz buff in Tokyo, a woman on a holy mountain, a burnt-out lawyer, a Mongolian gangster, a redundant spy, a despondent "zookeeper", a nuclear scientist, a ghostwriter, a ghost, and a New York DJ are all tenuously connected. All of them have tales to tell, and all must play their part as they are caught up in the inescapable forces of cause and effect.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Engrossing Whirlwind

    • By Antti on 03-09-14

    Regular price: £21.79

    • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, Paula Wilcox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Imagine a nation banishing the outside world for two centuries, crushing all vestiges of Christianity, forbidding its subjects to leave its shores on pain of death, and harbouring a deep mistrust of European ideas. The narrow window onto this nation-fortress is a walled, artificial island attached to the mainland port and manned by a handful of traders. Locked as the land-gate may be, however, it cannot prevent the meeting of minds – or hearts.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

    • A young man's voice from the silence of autism
    • By: Naoki Higashida, David Mitchell - translator, Keiko Yoshida - translator
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell, Thomas Judd
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 35

    Following his groundbreaking international best seller The Reason I Jump, written when he was only 13, Naoki Higashida offers equally illuminating and practical insights into autism from his current perspective as a young man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Help us out!

    • By Rachel Redford on 26-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Number9dream

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: William Rycroft
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    As Eiji Miyake's 20th birthday nears, he sets out for the seething metropolis of Tokyo to find the father he has never met. There, he begins a thrilling journey where dreams, memories and reality collide as Eiji is caught up in a feverish succession of encounters by turn bizarre, hilarious, and shockingly dangerous. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain just beyond his grasp.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Suprb narration of a difficult book

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-11-14

    Regular price: £21.79

    • Mitchell & Webb Live

    • By: Robert Webb, David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Robert Webb, David Mitchell
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    David Mitchell and Robert Webb offer you no less than the magic and wonder of the theatre. Yes, the roar of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowd has been captured in this however-many-times-you-think-about-buying-it-in-a-lifetime entertainment opportunity. A whole host (i.e., more than nine) of comic characters, from incompetent space heroes to alcoholic snooker commentators, from aspirant cricketers to deluded vagrants, are brought to life on the magnificence of the stage.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Number9Dream

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Kris Milnes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    As Eiji Miyake's 20th birthday nears, he sets out for the seething metropolis of Tokyo to find the father he has never met. There, he begins a thrilling, whirlwind journey where dreams, memories, and reality collide then diverge as Eiji is caught up in a feverish succession of encounters by turn bizarre, hilarious, and shockingly dangerous. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain, tantalizingly, just beyond his grasp.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Cloud Atlas

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, Charles Collingwood, Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified 'dinery server' on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Miscast. Hacked the book to pieces. Read in full.

    • By Ross on 12-01-13

    Regular price: £10.49

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