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    • Great Expectations

    • The Dickens Collection: An Audible Exclusive Series
    • By: Charles Dickens, Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Matt Lucas, Howard Jacobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    In this Audible Exclusive performance by Matt Lucas of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens demonstrates that conscience, loyalty and empathy are virtues far more valuable than intellect, wealth and social standing. First published in Dickens’ own periodical, All the Year Round, the novel was divided into nine monthly instalments, from December 1860 to August 1861. Unsurprisingly, it was an instant success and managed to sell over 100,000 copies per week. Though written at a challenging time in Dickens’ life, when the impending breakdown of his marriage loomed over him, Great Expectations proves to be one of his most optimistic, comical and romantic novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully enveloped in Dickensian description

    • By Mikey on 19-07-18

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Whole

    • Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
    • By: T. Colin Campbell PhD/PhD, Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell revolutionized the way we think about our food with the evidence that a whole food, plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Now, in Whole, he explains the science behind that evidence, the ways our current scientific paradigm ignores the fascinating complexity of the human body, and why, if we have such overwhelming evidence that everything we think we know about nutrition is wrong, our eating habits haven’t changed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing and scary at the same time!

    • By Anthony on 08-05-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Finkler Question

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 44

    Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick. Now all three are recently widowed, in their own way, and spend sweetly painful evenings together reminiscing. Until an unexpected violent attack brings everything they thought they knew into question.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, dark, funny and a complete pleasure

    • By Deborah on 14-01-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Shylock Is My Name

    • The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    'Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?' With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It's the beginning of a remarkable friendship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful

    • By Kate Fitzroy on 06-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Making of Henry

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Paul Matthews
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    One day, out of the blue, Henry Nagel receives a solicitor's letter telling him he has inherited a sumptuous apartment in St John's Wood. Divine intervention? Or his late father's love nest? Henry doesn't know, but he's glad to escape the North, where there is nothing and no one to keep him. After nearly 60 years of angry disappointment, Henry's life is about to change. But the ghosts of Henry's past are not prepared to disappear without a struggle....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed this book.

    • By Lynda on 02-04-13

    Regular price: £17.39

    • The Dog's Last Walk (and Other Pieces)

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Howard Jacobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Hilarious, heart-breaking, provocative and affecting, Howard Jacobson's irresistible journalism reveals the Man Booker Prize-winning novelist in all his humanity. From the tiniest absurdities to the most universal joys and desolations, Jacobson writes with a thunder, passion and wit unmatched. Just as did his previous volume, Whatever It Is I Don't Like It, this glorious collection will delight, entertain, challenge and move.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Jane Showering on 09-01-18

    Regular price: £20.89

    • J

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace, Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 35

    Two people fall in love. Kevern doesn't know why his father always drew two fingers across his lips when he said a world starting with a J. Ailinn too has grown up in the dark about where she came from. On their first date Kevern kisses the bruises under her eyes. He doesn't ask who hurt her. Hanging over the lives of everyone is a past event shrouded in suspicion, now referred to as What Happened, If It Happened.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Pussy

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Pussy is the story of Prince Fracassus, heir presumptive to the Duchy of Origen, famed for its golden-gated skyscrapers and casinos, who passes his boyhood watching reality shows on TV, imagining himself to be the Roman Emperor Nero, and fantasizing about hookers.

    He is idle, boastful, thin skinned and egotistic. He has no manners, no curiosity, no knowledge, no idea and no words with which to express them. Could he, in that case, be the very leader to make the country great again?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Could not wait for the end

    • By Brian on 02-05-18

    Regular price: £10.49

    • When Will Jews Be Forgiven the Holocaust

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Experience teaches that the burden of guilt is as difficult as the burden of obligation. Philosophers note that irritation with this burden can quickly turn to resentment. So should Jews therefore be careful not to present themselves as victims? Does the same law apply to anti-Semitism? Howard Jacobson wonders if this chain of animosity can ever be broken.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Food for thought.

    • By Petrus on 18-01-16

    Regular price: £5.29

    • Finkler Question

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    The Finkler Question is a scorching story of friendship and loss and of the wisdom and humanity of maturity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best. Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick.

    Regular price: £18.59

    • The Swag Man

    • By: Howard Jacobson
    • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A hilarious and moving true story by Man Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson about the greatest “swag man” in the history of Manchester. A charming, brazen salesman of genius, Frankie Cohen rises from selling cheap gewgaws, known as swag, for Jacobson's father in the rough market streets of the Northern English city, to buying and selling some of the world's greatest artworks.

    Regular price: £2.09