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    • Wicked

    • The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
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      4 out of 5 stars 105
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      4 out of 5 stars 107

    Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Kirsty Whittingham on 20-03-08

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Poppy

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In Dimwood Forest, all the mice know that moving beyond Grey House requires the permission of the great horned owl, Mr. Ocax. No one but Mr. Ocax can guarantee protection against the horrible porcupines who lurk in the forest, waiting to grab innocent creatures. But Poppy is a curious mouse, and a little foolish. When she is caught dancing in the moonlight on Bannock Hill, she soon faces not only the great owl, but a huge porcupine, and an impossible challenge.

    • By: Avi
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 08-07-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Deep South

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 23 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    For the past 50 years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the Earth - to China, Africa, the Pacific Islands, Russia, and elsewhere. In Deep South, he turns his gaze to a region much closer to his home. Travelling through North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, he writes of the stunning landscapes he discovers - the deserts, the mountains, the Mississippi - and, above all, the lives of the people he meets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Yet another treat

    • By M. S. Harris on 17-11-15

    Regular price: £31.29

    • Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 24 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Paul Theroux retraces the steps he took thirty years ago in his classic The Great Railway Bazaar. From the Eurostar in London, he once again sets out on a journey to the East, travelling overland through Eastern Europe, India and Asia. Infused with the changes that have shaped the exterior landscape and enriched with developments to his own perceptions and psychology, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is an absorbing and beautifully written follow-up to The Great Railway Bazaar.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Transports one to the East magnificently

    • By Carolyn on 26-05-09

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Driven to Distraction

    • Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
    • By: M.D. Edward M. Hallowell M.D., John J. Ratey
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes - from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to the floating inattention of daydreaming - and the transforming impact of precise diagnosis and treatment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just what I needed to hear!

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-08-16

    Regular price: £21.29

    • Deep South

    • Four Seasons on Back Roads
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 23 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Paul Theroux has spent 50 years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his 10th travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America - the Deep South.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable book

    • By Graham on 14-07-17

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Bel Ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Guy de Maupassant is revered for his naturalistic fiction, which brilliantly captures flesh-and-blood characters as it evokes the most telling details of everyday life. Considered one of the finest French novels ever written, Bel Ami follows journalist Georges Duroy and his increasing stature among the Paris elite. With an immense thirst for power, Georges is not above an almost gleeful use of wealthy mistresses to achieve his ends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen

    • By caroline on 14-05-12

    Regular price: £26.29

    • A Lion Among Men

    • The Wicked Years, Volume 3
    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    While civil war looms in Oz, a tetchy oracle named Yackle prepares for death. Before her final hour, a figure known as Brrr - the Cowardly Lion - arrives searching for information about Elphaba Thropp, the Wicked Witch of the West. Abandoned as a cub, his path from infancy is no Yellow Brick Road. In the wake of laws that oppress talking Animals, he avoids a jail sentence by agreeing to serve as a lackey to the warmongering Emperor of Oz.

    Regular price: £26.79

    • The Last Train to Zona Verde

    • My Ultimate African Safari
    • By: Paul Theroux
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 16 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of fans. Journeying alone, in what he feels will be his last African journey, Paul Theroux encounters a world increasingly removed from both the itineraries of tourists and the hopes of post-colonial independence movements. Having travelled down the right-hand side of Africa in Dark Star Safari, he sets out this time from Cape Town, heading northward up the left-hand side, through South Africa and Namibia, to Botswana, heading for the Congo, in search of the end of the line.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five Stars Mr Theroux

    • By Graham on 17-08-17

    Regular price: £33.89

    • The Great Shame

    • And the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World
    • By: Thomas Keneally
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 35 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Thomas Keneally, the Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler’s List, is universally praised for crafting smooth narratives from authentic historical events. With The Great Shame, he turns his insightful eye toward the Irish struggle through the 19h century. In sharp contrast to much of Europe, Ireland was a terrible place to be during the 1800s. Many of the nation’s finest people set sail for America and Canada.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read<br />

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-04-18

    Regular price: £36.09

    • Out of Oz

    • The Wicked Years, Volume 4
    • By: Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 28 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Gregory Maguire's Wicked Years series became national best sellers and the basis for a hit Tony-winning Broadway musical. Now, Maguire returns with the final installment in his transformative work, a thrilling and compulsively readable saga in which the fate of Oz is decided at last.

    Regular price: £40.69

    • Heidi

    • By: Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Orphaned at an early age, the young girl Heidi finds a home high in the Swiss Alps with her reclusive grandfather. There, each glorious day is filled with discovery, adventure and the friendship of a gentle goat boy, Peter. But when Heidi is sent away from her mountain paradise to a large, cold city, she is determined to find a way to return to the place she loves. For generations, children around the world have fallen under the spell of this small alpine girl. Heidi is the heartwarming story of an exuberant child’s goodness, courage, and love.

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Trail of Tears

    • The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
    • By: John Ehle
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 19 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A sixth-generation North Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. His experience as an accomplished novelist, combined with his extensive, meticulous research, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail.

    Regular price: £37.29

    • Pierre et Jean

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    A vague jealousy, one of those dormant jealousies which grow up between brothers or sisters and slowly ripen till they burst, on the occasion of a marriage perhaps, or of some good fortune happening to one of them, kept them on the alert in a sort of brotherly and non-aggressive animosity. They were fond of each other, it is true, but they watched each other. Pierre, five years old when Jean was born, had looked with the eyes of a little petted animal at that other little animal which had suddenly come to lie in his father's and mother's arms and to be loved and fondled by them.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • These High, Green Hills

    • The Mitford Years, Book 3
    • By: Jan Karon
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At last, Mitford's rector and lifelong bachelor, Father Tim, has married his talented and vivacious neighbor, Cynthia. Now, of course, they must face love's challenges: new sleeping arrangements for Father Tim's sofa-sized dog, Cynthia's urge to decorate the rectory Italian-villa-style, and the growing pains of the thrown-away boy who's become like a son to the rector.

    Regular price: £9.69

    • Washington Square (Recorded Books Edition)

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Henry James’ stories are classic gems of subtle wit and irony. Set in the exacting social landscape of New York City at the turn of the century, Washington Square is the tale of a wealthy but shy young woman caught between conflicting family expectations. John McDonough’s warm narration traces her remarkable inner journey.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • The Word of God: Luke

    • By: Revised Standard Version
    • Narrated by: Hill Harper, Stacy Keach, Malcolm McDowell, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Word of God Audio Bible: Luke has revealing and passionate performances from world class actors, an original music score and sound effects that make you feel like you are there with Jesus and his Disciples. Whether you have read the Bible once or a hundred times, this experience is one you won't forget!

    Regular price: £5.29

    • Arrowsmith

    • By: Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Martin Arrowsmith is fascinated by science and medicine. As a boy, he immerses himself in Gray’s Anatomy. In medical school, he soaks up knowledge from his mentor, a renowned bacteriologist. But soon he is urged to focus on politics and promotions rather than his research. Even as Martin progresses from doctor to public health official and noted pathologist, he still yearns to devote his time to pure science.

    Regular price: £37.29

    • To See Every Bird on Earth

    • A Father, A Son, and a Lifelong Obsession
    • By: Dan Koeppel
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From well-known nature and adventure writer Dan Koeppel, whose work has appeared in Audubon and National Geographic Adventure, comes this true story of one bird watcher's incredible achievements.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Camille

    • The Lady of the Camellias
    • By: Alexandre Dumas fils
    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan, John McDonough, Firdous Bamji
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    First published in 1848, Camille captivated Paris and has inspired countless adaptations. This classic story of love and loss is based on the author’s real-life affair with courtesan Marie Duplessis. Also known as The Lady of the Camellias, the novel follows the courtesan Marguerite Gautier through her tumultuous love affair with handsome—but middle class—Armand Duval. Before their passionate affair is over, one lover must give up everything.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story based on real facts

    • By luizav on 17-10-18

    Regular price: £20.39

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