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    • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 939
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 735
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 732

    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

    • 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 379
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    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

    • 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 449
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
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      4 out of 5 stars 419

    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

    • Positively Unstoppable

    • The Art of Owning It
    • By: Diamond Dallas Page, Mick Foley - foreword
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett, Diamond Dallas Page
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    After decades of helping others make radical transformations in health and fitness, fitness guru Diamond Dallas Page knows what is really holding you back from profound life change. He has watched countless people take ownership of their lives, physically, mentally, and emotionally - and he has witnessed, time and again, the precise instant when a real and massive shift occurs in a person’s attitude. In Positively Unstoppable, he brings his understanding of what really moves people to change and own their lives.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • That voice

    • By Andrew on 03-04-19

    Regular price: £22.49

    • 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 176
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    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

    • 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 336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    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 Last Don

    • By: Mario Puzo
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    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

    • The New York Trilogy

    • By: Paul Auster
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    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

    • Double Cross

    • The Explosive Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America
    • By: Sam Giancana, Chuck Giancana, Tim Newark - foreword, and others
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    One of the most feared Chicago mobsters, Sam Giancana, clawed his way to the top of the Mafia hierarchy by starting as a hit man for Al Capone. He was known as one of the best vehicle escape artists, a tenacious business man, and a ruthless killer. He partied with major stars such as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe and did business with agents ranging from the CIA to the Vatican to the shah of Iran. When politician Joe Kennedy gave Giancana the chance to use mob muscle to get his son John elected, Giancana jumped at the task.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • 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 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    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 72 ratings

    Regular price: £27.49

    • 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 85
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      4 out of 5 stars 73
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      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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

    • 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 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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 5 ratings

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Ballad of the Sad Café

    • By: Carson McCuller
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Barbara Rosenblat, David Ledoux, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    A classic work that has charmed generations of listeners, this collection assembles Carson McCullers's best stories, including her beloved novella The Ballad of the Sad Café. A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces listeners to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town's gathering place.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Ronald Reagan

    • By: Michael Schaller
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this short biography, Michael Schaller, acclaimed historian of the American political right, offers readers a poignant account of Ronald Reagan's life and achievements, from his small-town upbringing in rural Illinois to his cinematic success in Hollywood, entry into politics as governor of California, and meteoric rise to the White House, where he served for eight years.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • A Horse Walks into a Bar

    • By: David Grossman, Jessica Cohen - translation
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50

    The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town. An audience that has come expecting an evening of amusement instead sees a comedian falling apart onstage - an act of disintegration, a man crumbling, as a matter of choice, before their eyes. They could get up and leave or boo and whistle and drive him from the stage, if they were not so drawn to glimpse his personal hell.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Creative brilliance

    • By Graham on 04-09-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Dark and Stormy Knights

    • By: Ilona Andrews, Jim Butcher, Shannon K Butcher, and others
    • Narrated by: Renee Raudman, Joe Barrett, Marc Vietor, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    It was a dark and stormy knight, and nine dark defenders embarked upon a most perilous quest. They're the ultimate defenders of humanity, modern day knights who do dark deeds for all the right reasons. In this all-star collection, nine of today's hottest paranormal authors bring us thrilling, all-new stories of supernatural knights that are brimming with magic mystery and mayhem.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Sharon on 15-07-13

    Regular price: £22.89

    • A Cool Breeze on the Underground

    • By: Don Winslow
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met a P.I. who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. They pay Neal's college tuition, and Neal gets an education that can't be found in any textbook, from learning how to trail a suspect to mastering the proper way to search a room. Now it's payback time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a quirky and very enjoyable thriller

    • By Tom on 06-08-10

    Regular price: £11.09

    • Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard's Prime Suspect

    • By: Roy Hazelwood (foreword), Robert House
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Dozens of theories have attempted to resolve the mystery of the identity of Jack the Ripper, the world's most famous serial killer. Ripperologist Robert House contends that we may have known the answer all along. The head of Scotland Yard's Criminal Investigation Department at the time of the murders thought Aaron Kozminski was guilty, but he lacked the legal proof to convict him. By exploring Kozminski's life, Robert House here builds a strong circumstantial case against him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A different prospective

    • By Kathryn on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £24.19

    • A Ticket to the Boneyard

    • A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel, Book 8
    • By: Lawrence Block
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Matthew Scudder is about to face every cop's worst nightmare: James Leo Motley, psychopath extraordinaire. Twelve years ago Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to put James Leo Motley behind bars. Now the ingenious psychopath is free, and the alcoholic ex-cop turned private investigator must pay dearly for his sins. Friends and former lovers - even strangers unfortunate enough to share Scudder's name - are turning up dead because a vengeful maniac is determined not to rest until he's driven his nemesis back to the bottle…and then to the boneyard.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, excellent performance

    • By AReader on 07-08-14

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Madness and Memory

    • The Discovery of Prions - A New Biological Principle of Disease
    • By: Stanley B. Prusiner
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this book, Prusiner tells the remarkable story of his discovery of prions - infectious proteins that replicate and cause disease but surprisingly contain no genetic material - and reveals how superb and meticulous science is actually practiced with talented teams of researchers who persevere. He recounts the frustrations and rewards of years of research and offers fascinating portraits of his peers as they raced to discover the causes of fatal brain diseases.

    Regular price: £24.19

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