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    • The Wall

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Will Poulter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
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      4 out of 5 stars 202

    Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he's lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he only has two years of this, 729 more nights. The best thing that can happen is that he survives and gets off the Wall and never has to spend another day of his life anywhere near it. He longs for this to be over; longs to be somewhere else. He will soon find out what Defenders do and who the Others are. Along with the rest of his squad, he will endure cold and fear day after day, night after night. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended.

    • By SJ Smith on 01-02-19

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Capital

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283

    Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last breaths, and plenty of laughter in between. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Teems with London life

    • By Kaggy on 09-03-14

    Regular price: £21.73

    • Fragrant Harbour

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: David Yip
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Tom Stewart leaves England just before the Great Depression to seek his fortune and find it running Hong Kong's best hotel. Sister Maria is a beautiful, uncompromising Chinese nun whom Stewart meets on the boat out from England; their friendship spans decades and changes both their lives. Dawn Stone is an English journalist who becomes the public face of money and power and big business. And Matthew Ho is a Chinese entrepreneur facing difficulties and opportunities in the twenty-first century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By scannerman on 04-08-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Kapital

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Frank Arnold
    • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Großstadtleben in Zeiten der Finanzkrise: Jedes Haus in der Südlondoner Pepys Road hat viel Glück, Liebe und Leid gesehen. Anhand der Leben der Bewohner dieser mehr oder weniger normalen Straße zeichnet John Lanchester ein hochaktuelles Panorama unserer Gegenwart. Alles geht seinen gewohnten Gang, bis an einem ganz normalen Tag bei den stolzen Eigenheimbesitzern dieser Straße eine merkwürdige Nachricht im Briefkasten liegt: "Wir wollen, was ihr habt."

    Regular price: £25.99

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    • Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay
    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Iris
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    In 2000, the total GDP of Earth was $36 trillion. At the start of 2007 it was $70 trillion. Today that growth has gone suddenly and sharply into decline. John Lanchester travels with a cast of characters - including reckless bankers, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts, and innocent bystanders, to understand deeply and genuinely what is happening and why we feel the way we do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elegance and charm, jazzing on a well-known theme

    • By Judy Corstjens on 05-09-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Mr Phillips

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Mr Phillips wakes on the morning of July 31st in his modest, nearly mortgage-free home, in the bed he has contentedly shared with his wife of 30 years - though to be honest, at night he lies beside her and dreams of other women. He's ready to face another ordinary day. Except that for Mr Phillips, it is not an ordinary day, for on July 28th, he was summarily sacked. Nonetheless, he rises at his usual hour and prepares himself as he has done his entire working life for the office he no longer has.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whimsical, poignant and risqué!!

    • By susan on 12-05-19

    Regular price: £14.69

    • How to Speak Money

    • What the Money People Say - and What It Really Means
    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    How to Speak Money reveals how the language of money is often a tool to conceal and mislead; he explains hundreds of common economic terms, from GDP to the IMF, amortization to securitization to collateralized debt obligation; and he argues that we all need to speak money lest those who do write the financial rules for themselves.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worth a read

    • By AS on 01-10-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Family Romance

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: John Lanchester
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Family Romance is a beautifully written memoir in which John Lanchester joins the dots of his parents' history, their extraordinary secrets, and the shape of their shared life. From his grandparents' beginnings in rural Ireland and colonial Rhodesia, Lanchester navigates through his parents' lives: his father Bill's devastating war-time separation from his parents; his mother Julia's tragic first love, her decision to become a nun, and her adoption of a new identity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartfelt

    • By BURRELL on 20-10-17

    Regular price: £19.59

    • The Wall

    • A Novel
    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Will Poulter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall - an enormous concrete barrier around its entire coastline. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped amid the rising seas outside and are a constant threat. Failure will result in death or a fate perhaps worse: being put to sea and made an Other himself. 

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The New Yorker, August 5th 2013 (Jeffrey Toobin, Gary Shteyngart, John Lanchester)

    • By: Jeffrey Toobin, Gary Shteyngart, John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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    "Motown Down", by John Cassidy; "Still Packing", by Larissa MacFarquhar; "Daughters of Texas", by Jeffrey Toobin; "O.K., Glass", by Gary Shteyngart; "1979 And All That", by John Lanchester; "All My Sons", by James Wood; and "Young and Restless", by David Denby.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker, June 18th 2012 (Ryan Lizza, Jill Lepore, John Lanchester)

    • By: Ryan Lizza, Jill Lepore, John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    "Greece vs. The Rest", by John Lanchester; "Fluid Ounces", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "The Second Term", by Ryan Lizza; "Benched", by Jill Lepore; and "That’s Life", by David Denby.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker, June 7th, 2010 (John Lanchester, Larry Doyle, Jeffrey Eugenides)

    • By: John Lanchester, Larry Doyle, Jeffrey Eugenides
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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    "Learning by Degrees", by Rebecca Mead; "Party Games", by John Lanchester; "National Defense", by Hampton Sides; "Hot Wings: Notes on My Next Best-Seller", by Larry Doyle; and "Extreme Solitude", by Jeffrey Eugenides.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • The New Yorker, June 20, 2007

    • By: Jeffrey Toobin, William Finnegan, Dana Goodyear, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Five to Four" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Monument" by William Finnegan; "Boy with Dog" by Dana Goodyear; "A Drug on the Market" by James Surowiecki; "The General's Report" by Seymour Hersh; "The Naked and the Dead" by John Lanchester; "Dead in the Water" by Nancy Franklin; and "Discoveries" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: £2.17

    • Die Mauer

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Johannes Klaußner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joseph Kavanagh tritt seinen Dienst auf der Mauer an. Er gehört nun zu den jungen Menschen, die die Mauer unter Einsatz ihres Lebens gegen Eindringlinge verteidigt. Das Leben auf der Mauer verlangt Joseph einiges ab, doch seine Einheit wird zu seiner Familie. Mit Hifa, einer jungen Frau, fühlt er sich besonders eng verbunden. Gemeinsam absolvieren sie Kampfübungen, die sie auf den Ernstfall vorbereiten sollen. Denn ihre Gegner können jeden Moment angreifen. Und die sind gefährlich. Für ein Leben hinter der Mauer setzen sie alles aufs Spiel.

    Regular price: £19.89

    • Die Mauer

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Johannes Klaußner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
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    Joseph Kavanagh tritt seinen Dienst auf der Mauer an. Er gehört nun zu den jungen Menschen, die die Mauer unter Einsatz ihres Lebens gegen Eindringlinge verteidigt. Das Leben auf der Mauer verlangt Joseph einiges ab, doch seine Einheit wird zu seiner Familie. Mit Hifa, einer jungen Frau, fühlt er sich besonders eng verbunden. Gemeinsam absolvieren sie Kampfübungen, die sie auf den Ernstfall vorbereiten sollen. Denn ihre Gegner können jeden Moment angreifen. Und die sind gefährlich. Für ein Leben hinter der Mauer setzen sie alles aufs Spiel.

    Regular price: £15.39