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    • The Butterfly Effect

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Join best-selling author Jon Ronson as he traces the story of one very strange butterfly effect: What happened after a teen in Brussels figured out how to make porn free and easily accessible on the internet. Traveling from the tech world of Silicon Valley to the San Fernando Valley, where most porn films were made, you learn the consequences of free porn, which turn out to be mysterious, shocking, sad, and, at times, even surprisingly sweet. A 7-part series takes you on a journey to places you’ll never expect. [Explicit]

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating.

    • By Widget on 24-03-18

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Psychopath Test

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,724
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,707

    This is a story about madness. It all starts when journalist Jon Ronson is contacted by a leading neurologist. She and several colleagues have recently received a cryptically puzzling book in the mail, and Jon is challenged to solve the mystery behind it. As he searches for the answer, Jon soon finds himself, unexpectedly, on an utterly compelling and often unbelievable adventure into the world of madness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It is indeed utterly compelling.

    • By Graeme on 30-08-11

    Regular price: £11.89

    • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,710
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,471
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,458

    From the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. "It's about the terror, isn't it?" "The terror of what?" I said. "The terror of being found out." For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world, meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made jokes on social media that came out badly or made mistakes at work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Paul on 19-03-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,330
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141

    Jon Ronson is fascinated by madness, extraordinary behaviour and the human mind. He has spent his life investigating crazy events, following fascinating people and unearthing unusual stories. Collected here from various sources (including The Guardian and GQ America) are the best of his adventures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More please Jon

    • By Matthew on 03-11-12

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Them: Adventures with Extremists

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,028

    Them began as a book about different kinds of extremists, but after Jon had got to know some of them - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - he found that they had one oddly similar belief: that a tiny, shadowy elite rule the world from a secret room. In Them, Jon sets out, with the help of the extremists, to locate that room. The journey is as creepy as it is comic, and along the way Jon is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well-read, witty and weird

    • By Anna on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Men Who Stare at Goats

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 506
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      4 out of 5 stars 456
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      4 out of 5 stars 456

    In 1979, a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US Army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A book written the wrong way round.

    • By Neil on 13-04-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Elephant in the Room

    • A Journey into the Trump Campaign and the "Alt-Right"
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 358

    'But Hillary is a known Luciferian,' he tried. 'She's not a known Luciferian,' I said. 'Well, yes and no,' he said. In The Elephant in the Room, Jon Ronson, the New York Times best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, Them and So You've Been Publicly Shamed, travels to Cleveland at the height of summer to witness the Republican National Convention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bit short for a whole credit

    • By Mooma on 31-10-16

    Regular price: £8.09

    • 52: The Checklist

    • By: Phoebe Judge, Dr. Ronald Schouten, Jon Ronson
    • Length: 23 mins
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    SPOILER WARNING: Please listen to Episode 51: "Money Tree" before you listen to this one. While working on our last episode, we became curious about the nature of psychopathy - how it is defined, and what to do if someone close to you meets the criteria. We spoke with Dr.Ronald Schouten, author of Almost a Psychopath, and Jon Ronson, authorof The Psychopath Test.

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    • Frank

    • The True Story that Inspired the Movie
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    In the late 1980s Jon Ronson was the keyboard player in the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. This became the subject of feverish speculation during his zenith years. Together, they rode relatively high. Then it all went wrong. Twenty-five years later and Jon has co-written a movie, Frank, inspired by his time in this great and bizarre band. Frank is set for release in 2014, starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Domhnall Gleeson and directed by Lenny Abrahamson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting little tale

    • By Paul D on 21-01-14
    • The True Story that Inspired the Movie
    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Release date: 15-01-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 287 ratings

    Regular price: £2.09

    • One for the Trouble

    • Book Slam, Volume One
    • By: Irvine Welsh, Jon Ronson, William Boyd, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Milward, Hari Kunzru, Simon Armitage, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    One for the Trouble: Book Slam, Volume One is the first release from the UK’s premier literary event. Eighteen Book Slam alumni, from household names like Irvine Welsh and William Boyd to newcomers like Kate Tempest and Sophie Woolley, were approached to take a song title for inspiration for a new short story or poem. Some took this literally (Jon McGregor’s moving reimagining of A House’s 'Endless Art', for example); others suggestively....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How could someone rate this as one star?

    • By Brian on 08-06-12

    Regular price: £7.99

    • So You've Been Publicly Shamed

    • By: Jon Ronson
    • Narrated by: Jon Ronson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    From the Sunday Times top-ten best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?" "The terror of what?" I said. "The terror of being found out." For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world, meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made jokes on social media that came out badly or made mistakes at work.

    Regular price: £14.99