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    • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 886
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    Of all of John Irving's books, this is the one that lends itself best to audio. In print, Owen Meany's dialogue is set in capital letters; for this production, Irving himself selected Joe Barrett to deliver Meany's difficult voice as intended. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys – best friends – are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary and terrifying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing and memorable book

    • By Kirstine on 17-05-14

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Hue 1968

    • A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    By January 1968, despite an influx of half a million American troops, the fighting in Vietnam seemed to be at a stalemate. Yet General William Westmoreland, commander of American forces, announced a new phase of the war in which "the end begins to come into view". The North Vietnamese had different ideas. In mid-1967, the leadership in Hanoi had started planning an offensive intended to win the war in a single stroke.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Military History

    • By Stephen on 02-08-17
    • A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
    • By: Mark Bowden
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 11-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 62 ratings

    Regular price: £33.89

    • 23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

    • By: Ha-Joon Chang
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn't ask what they didn't tell us about capitalism. This is a lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists-the apostles of the freemarket-have spun since the Age of Reagan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By nev on 31-03-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Strangers to Ourselves

    • Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious
    • By: Timothy D. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    In an eye-opening tour of the unconscious, as contemporary psychological science has redefined it, Timothy D. Wilson introduces us to a hidden mental world of judgments, feelings, and motives that introspection may never show us. This is not your psychoanalyst's unconscious. The adaptive unconscious that empirical psychology has revealed, and that Wilson describes, is much more than a repository of primative drives and conflict-ridden memories.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The New York Trilogy

    • By: Paul Auster
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      4 out of 5 stars 69

    Paul Auster's signature work, The New York Trilogy, consists of three interlocking novels: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room - haunting and mysterious tales that move at the breathless pace of a thriller.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!

    • By Bluesview on 25-05-14

    Regular price: £32.09

    • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

    • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
    • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 419
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
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      4 out of 5 stars 390

    You think you know how the world works? Think again. From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller that questions the very foundations of the modern world. Magic has faded from the minds of mankind, until an encounter between Melisande Stokes, linguistics expert at Harvard, and Tristan Lyons, shadowy agent of government, leads to the uncovering of a distant past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The DODO may not be extinct just yet!

    • By Simon on 18-06-17

    Regular price: £26.99

    • One Second After

    • By: William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disturbing and Very Irritating

    • By Andrew on 08-01-15

    Regular price: £21.69

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, intriguing, poignant

    • By Steve Brown on 11-08-16

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)

    • Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts
    • By: Carol Tavris, Elliot Aronson
    • Narrated by: Marsha Mercant, Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A life changing book, everyone should read it

    • By Matthew L on 30-12-17

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Last Don

    • By: Mario Puzo
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    The Last Don is Mario Puzo at his finest - a masterful saga of the last great American crime family, the Clericuzios, and their powerful reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas. Domenico Clericuzio is a wise and ruthless man who, in his old age, is determined to create a life free from criminal activities for his grandchildren. But as he strives to establish his heirs in legitimate society, secrets from his family's past spark a vicious and bloody war between cousins.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much Hollywood

    • By Gashead on 02-12-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Globalists

    • The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism
    • By: Quinn Slobodian
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In the first intellectual history of neoliberal globalism, author Quinn Slobodian follows a group of thinkers from the ashes of the Habsburg Empire to the creation of the World Trade Organization to show that neoliberalism emerged less to shrink government and abolish regulations than to redeploy them at a global level.

    • The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism
    • By: Quinn Slobodian
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 12-06-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Revolution in Higher Education

    • How a Small Band of Innovators Will Make College Accessible and Affordable
    • By: Richard A. DeMillo
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Colleges and universities have become increasingly costly and - except for a handful of highly selective, elite institutions - unresponsive to 21st century needs. But for the past few years, technology-fueled innovation has begun to transform higher education, introducing new ways to disseminate knowledge and better ways to learn - all at lower cost. In this impassioned account, Richard DeMillo tells the behind-the-scenes story of these pioneering efforts and offers a road map for transforming higher education.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Important ideas,

    • By Anonymous User on 30-12-17

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Blue Highways

    • A Journey into America
    • By: William Least Heat-Moon
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An epic journey i'd love to take.

    • By Anonymous User on 07-02-18

    Regular price: £27.59

    • This Town

    • Two Parties and a Funeral - Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! - in America's Gilded Capital
    • By: Mark Leibovich
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The great thing about Washington is no matter how many elections you lose, how many times you're indicted, how many scandals you've been tainted by, well, the great thing is you can always eat lunch in that town again. What keeps the permanent government spinning on its carousel is the freedom of shamelessness, and that mother's milk of politics, cash. What Julia Phillips did for Hollywood, Timothy Crouse did for journalists, and Michael Lewis did for Wall Street, Mark Leibovich does for our nation's capital.

    • Two Parties and a Funeral - Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! - in America's Gilded Capital
    • By: Mark Leibovich
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 16-07-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Mindware

    • Tools for Smart Thinking
    • By: Richard E. Nisbett
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
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      4 out of 5 stars 67
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    Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives at home, work, and school to help us think smarter and more effectively about our behavior and the world around us. Surprisingly, many of these ideas remain unknown to most of us. In Mindware, the world-renowned psychologist Richard Nisbett presents these ideas in clear and accessible detail, offering a tool kit for better thinking and wiser decisions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable listen and content

    • By Mat Brunt on 02-05-18

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Combat: The Civil War

    • By: Don Congdon, Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 29 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    There are many, many studies of the Civil War. Books have been written on its economic effects, its political causes, its relationship to western expansion. But the real fascination of the war is the story of combat, men in battle. Combat: The Civil War tells this story in the words of men who actually marched into battle. We share their experiences, their fears, and their moments of bravery at Vicksburg, on board the Monitor, at Gettysburg, and at the bloody battle of Antietam. These eyewitness accounts are interspersed with brief commentaries by some of our most respected historians....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • History Book Review

    • By David on 21-12-11

    Regular price: £35.29

    • Gotti's Rules

    • The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia
    • By: George Anastasia
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 51

    The notorious Gotti family is the stuff of mob legend. The "Dapper Don", John Gotti Sr., and his son John A. "Junior" Gotti ran New York's powerful Gambino crime family and were well known for their flamboyant style and brutal ways, an image perpetuated in popular Mafia mythology. John Alite, a mob hit man, associate, and close friend of the Gottis, has a very different story to tell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting account

    • By robert on 26-06-17
    • The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia
    • By: George Anastasia
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 27-01-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 58 ratings

    Regular price: £26.79

    • Big Game

    • The NFL in Dangerous Times
    • By: Mark Leibovich
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    From the number-one best-selling author of This Town comes a thrillingly raw and hysterical account of the billionaires, crooks, charlatans and scoundrels that own and run the NFL. American Football - with its celebrity players, billionaire owners, and cheerleaders with flawless teeth - is more American than apple pie. Which is why celebrated New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich has chosen football as the vehicle through which to examine the troubled state of Trump’s America.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Funeral Note

    • Bob Skinner, Book 22
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce, Annie Aldington, Seán Barrett, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      3 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    After a tip-off, a man's body is exhumed from a shallow grave in Edinburgh. Murder surely, yet he died from natural causes, so, case closed? Indeed was there ever a case? But Chief Constable Skinner and his people keep on digging. Who was the man, why was he buried so reverentially, and by whom? Meanwhile corruption is discovered within the force, and an investigation launched.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too many readers

    • By Ewansnan on 02-02-13

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Baseball

    • A History of America's Game
    • By: Benjamin G. Rader
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A succinct history of baseball, newly revised and updated. In this third edition of his lively history of America's game, widely recognized as the best of its kind, Benjamin G. Rader expands his scope, covering record crowds and record income, construction of new ballparks, a change in the strike zone, a surge in recruiting Japanese players, and an emerging cadre of explosive long-ball hitters. The book is published by The University of Illinois Press.

    Regular price: £27.19

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