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    • Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It

    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, and from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Geoff Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and finding moments of transcendental calm. This aberrant quest for peak experiences leads, ultimately, to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, where, to quote Tarkovsky's Stalker, 'your most cherished desire will come true'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, Geoff Dyer's books available from Audible

    • By Anonymous User on 21-07-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • But Beautiful

    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonius Monk creating his own private language on the piano.... In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skilfully evokes the embattled lives of the players who shaped modern jazz. He draws on photos and anecdotes, but music is the driving force of But Beautiful, and Dyer brings it to life in luminescent and wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity and brilliance of each musician's style.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Out of Sheer Rage

    • In the Shadow of D. H. Lawrence
    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Tom Hollander
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Sitting down to write a book about his hero D. H. Lawrence, Geoff Dyer finds himself compelled to write about anything else. He is in fact compelled to do more or less anything else instead of write. In Sicily he is too preoccupied by his hatred of seafood to follow the great writer's footsteps; in Mexico he cannot get beyond a drug-induced erotic fantasy on a nudist beach...and yet, incredibly, this attempt to write a 'sober academic study' reveals the hold Lawrence and his work still exert on us today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Procrastinating distractions, stay or go

    • By jojo on 26-06-19

    Regular price: £17.99

    • 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy'

    • On Where Eagles Dare
    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy' by Geoff Dyer, read by Roy McMillan. From the acclaimed writer and critic Geoff Dyer, an extremely funny scene-by-scene analysis of Where Eagles Dare - published as the film reaches its 50th anniversary. A thrilling Alpine adventure starring a magnificent, bleary-eyed Richard Burton and a coolly anachronistic Clint Eastwood, Where Eagles Dare is the apex of 1960s war movies, by turns enjoyable and preposterous. 'Broadsword Calling Danny Boy' is Geoff Dyer's tribute to the film he has loved since childhood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One the most pleasant two hours I have ever spent

    • By Stirzaker Photography on 30-04-19

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Missing of the Somme

    • By: Geoff Dyer
    • Narrated by: John Hopkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The Missing of the Somme has become a classic meditation upon war and remembrance. It weaves a network of myth and memory, photos and films, poetry and sculptures, graveyards and ceremonies that illuminate our understanding of, and relationship to, the Great War. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As somebody much wiser than me said...

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-11-18

    Regular price: £17.99