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    • A Prayer for Owen Meany

    • By: John Irving
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 26 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 854
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 652
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 650

    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: £32.79

    • 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 316
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 228
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    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

    • 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 133
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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: £18.79

    • Big Game

    • The NFL in Dangerous Times
    • By: Mark Leibovich
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • 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 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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 57 ratings

    Regular price: £33.89

    • The Accidental Tourist

    • By: Anne Tyler
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    How does a man addicted to routine - a man who flosses his teeth before love-making - cope with the chaos of everyday life? With the loss of his son, the departure of his wife and the arrival of Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow-Bow dog clinic, Macon's attempts at ordinary life are tragically and comically undone. A heartfelt novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amateur Marriage and Breathing Lessons, now available as an audiobook.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Total dissapointment

    • By serge on 10-03-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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 401
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 376

    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

    • The New York Trilogy

    • By: Paul Auster
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      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: £32.79

    • 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 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • Wealth Secrets of the 1%

    • How the Super Rich Made Their Way to the Top
    • By: Sam Wilkin
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 35

    A modern manual for becoming obscenely, marvellously rich. From the richest Romans to the robber barons to the tech billionaires of today, leading economist Sam Wilkin tells stories of profound wealth then shows exactly how they did it. The question is not "why is it so hard to get rich?" but "why is it so easy for some people to get rich?" Wealth Secrets of the 1% is an exploration of how people become billionaires.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Revealing..

    • By Owi on 25-11-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • One Second After

    • By: William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    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

    • 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 76
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      4 out of 5 stars 65
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      4 out of 5 stars 65

    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

    • 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 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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 57 ratings

    Regular price: £26.79

    • Day of the Rangers

    • The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On
    • By: Leigh Neville, Matt Eversmann - foreword
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On October 3, 1993, Task Force Ranger was dispatched to seize two high-profile lieutenants of a Somali warlord. Special Forces troops were transported by ground vehicles and helicopters, and the mission was meant to be over within the hour. They quickly found themselves under heavy fire, and two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down. With a hastily organized relief column many hours away, the American troops faced a desperate battle for survival.  

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Letters to a Young Scientist

    • By: Edward O. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career - both his successes and his failures - and his motivations for becoming a biologist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • for aspiring scientists

    • By Haqqeem Razak on 20-07-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Sea Wolves

    • A History of the Vikings
    • By: Lars Brownworth
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    In AD 793 Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse "sea wolves" followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev, and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More history they didn't teach you at school

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-02-16

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Last Don

    • By: Mario Puzo
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
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      4 out of 5 stars 132

    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

    • Moon Palace

    • By: Paul Auster
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Against the mythical dreamscape of America, Auster brilliantly weaves the bizarre narrative of Marco Stanley Fogg, an orphan searching for love, his father, and the key to the riddle of his origin and fate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favourite Paul Auster novel

    • By patashnik on 31-10-13

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The Tomb

    • Repairman Jack #1
    • By: F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn't deal with electronic appliances. He fixes situations for people, often putting himself in deadly danger. His latest project is recovering a stolen necklace, which carries with it an ancient curse that may unleash a horde of Bengali demons. Jack is used to danger, but this time Gia's daughter Vicky is threatened. Can Jack overcome the curse of the yellow necklace and bring Vicky safely back home?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A tale of mystery, suspense, revenge, etc...

    • By Simon Lee on 20-02-17

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Shibumi

    • By: Trevanian
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    Nicholai Hel, born in the ravages of World War I China to an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German father, raised in the spiritual gardens of a Japanese Go Master, survives the destruction of Hiroshima to emerge as the world's most artful lover and its most accomplished and highly paid assassin. Genius, mystic, master of language and culture, Hel's secret is his determination to attain a rare kind of personal excellence, a state of effortless perfection: shibumi.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unusual and interesting

    • By ThePuss on 23-08-10

    Regular price: £26.29

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