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    • Why We Sleep

    • The New Science of Sleep and Dreams
    • By: Matthew Walker
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,801
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,579
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,542

    Why can some birds sleep with only half of their brain? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, health and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep or what good it serves or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. In this book, neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker charts 20 years of cutting-edge research.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Is Sleep just for the Weak?

    • By R Blades on 15-01-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A Brief History of Time

    • From Big Bang to Black Holes
    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 891
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 877

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and intelligible

    • By Anthony on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Miracle of Mindfulness

    • The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master
    • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 45

    In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment - even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh's gentle anecdotes and practical exercises help us to arrive at greater self-understanding and peacefulness, whether we are beginners or advanced.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless Wisdom

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-07-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Beartown

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    Beartown is a small town in a large Swedish forest. For most of the year it is under a thick blanket of snow, experiencing the kind of cold and dark that brings people closer together - or pulls them apart. Its isolation means that Beartown has been slowly shrinking with each passing year. But now the town is on the verge of an astonishing revival. A bright new future is just around the corner. Until the day it is all put in jeopardy by a single, brutal act. It divides the town into those who think it should be hushed up and forgotten, and those who'll risk the future to see justice done. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Learnt a lot about ice hockey!

    • By elaine blaus on 01-09-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Periodic Tales

    • The Curious Lives of the Elements
    • By: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. Like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning. Here you'll meet iron that rains from the heavens and noble gases that light the way to vice. You'll learn how lead can tell your future while zinc may one day line your coffin. You'll discover what connects the bones in your body with the Whitehouse in Washington, the glow of a streetlamp with the salt on your dinner table.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastically informative

    • By mat brown on 03-09-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Dear Amy

    • By: Helen Callaghan
    • Narrated by: Helen Baxendale, John Sackville, Laura Aikman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,358

    Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters - but none like the one she's just received: 'Dear Amy, I don't know where I am. I've been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a strange man. I'm afraid he'll kill me. Please help me soon, Bethan Avery.' Bethan Avery has been missing for nearly two decades. This is surely some cruel hoax. But as more letters arrive, they contain information that was never made public.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommend it

    • By Miko on 22-06-16

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Panic Room

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Hollie Taylor, John Sackville
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of dubious background, secretive and alone, currently acting as housesitter. The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, steel lined, impregnable - and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn’t know it’s there. She’s too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she’s escaped. But her remote existence is going to be invaded when people come looking for the house’s owner, missing rogue pharma entrepreneur Jack Harkness. 

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Square and the Tower

    • Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
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      4 out of 5 stars 147
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      4 out of 5 stars 144

    What if everything we thought we knew about history was wrong? From the global best-selling author of Empire, The Ascent of Money and Civilization, this is a whole new way of looking at the world. Most history is hierarchical: it's about popes, presidents, and prime ministers. But what if that's simply because they create the historical archives? What if we are missing equally powerful but less visible networks-leaving them to the conspiracy theorists, with their dreams of all-powerful Illuminati?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heading is not in fact optional

    • By Øystein Prytz on 20-10-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Racer

    • Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist
    • By: David Millar
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 282

    What is it really like to be a racer? What is it like to be swept along at 60kmh in the middle of the pack? How does it feel to be reeled in from a solo breakaway metres from the line? What happens to the body during a high-speed chute? What tactics must teams employ to win the day, the jersey, the grand tour? How does a domestique keep going to the end of a stage once his job is done and his body exhausted?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By H. Bacon on 09-11-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Us Against You

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    A small, broken town sits on the edge of a frozen lake surrounded by a forest, its wounds still raw from a tragedy that tore its fragile community in two. Beartown has lost its way. Now the cold and dark that surround the snowbound town creep in, and so do new conflicts and tensions. What was once a friendly rivalry with the neighbouring town is beginning to turn sinister and Beartown braces itself for another tragic blow. How far will the people of Beartown go to preserve their reputations for a second, deadly time? 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The audible version wasn't for me!

    • By McSmith on 21-09-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Crisis

    • By: Frank Gardner
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 430
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      4 out of 5 stars 400
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      4 out of 5 stars 396

    Introducing Luke Carlton - ex-Special Boat Service commando and now under contract to MI6 for some of its most dangerous missions. Sent into the steaming Colombian jungle to investigate the murder of a British intelligence officer, Luke finds himself caught up in the coils of a plot that has terrifying international dimensions.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but not great.

    • By G.Russell on 19-10-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Gastrophysics

    • The New Science of Eating
    • By: Charles Spence
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways and reveals the importance of all the off-the-plate elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the placing on the plate, the background music and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A foodie's must-read

    • By Alexandra on 27-05-17

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Confessions of a Male Nurse

    • By: Michael Alexander
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    From the people who brought you the bestselling Confessions of a GP. From stampeding nudes to inebriated teenagers, young nurse Michael Alexander never really knew what he was getting himself into.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fresh and lovely

    • By Haden jonah rowling on 31-03-16

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Conquerors

    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    As remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code of the Atlantic winds, launched the expedition of Vasco da Gama to India and beat the Spanish to the spice kingdoms of the East - then set about creating the first long-range maritime empire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Conquistadors versus Sinbad

    • By Jim on 16-01-16
    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 17-09-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 73 ratings

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Nine Lives

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It's New Year's Eve. A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London over the next 48 hours. The government has surveillance on the group, a man undercover, and prepare to move in, to take out the terrorists before they can strike. But they lose contact with their inside man. And the cell vanishes into thin air, dispersing into the streets, armed and intent on completing their assault on London. The best counterterrorist teams in the country are told to take them down before it's too late.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • The Art of Stopping Time

    • By: Pedram Shojai
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Art of Stopping Time guides the listener through 100 practices to help busy people practice mindfulness and a slowing of time wherever they might be: in the shower, sitting in traffic, or dealing with an overflowing inbox. Our perception of the scarcity of time is coupled with the epidemic of stress in the modern world, and when we don't have a positive connection with the flow of time, we lack purpose as well as develop health problems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By SJRod on 11-12-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Banner of Passing Clouds

    • By: Anthea Nicholson
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Banner of the Passing Clouds depicts life under the totalitarian communist regime in Georgia from the 50s to 90s, when Georgia gained independence from the USSR. Its narrator, born on the day Stalin dies, is given Stalin's name by hospital nurses - Iosif Dzhugashvili. When Iosif learns of his link to the 'man of steel', he becomes convinced that Stalin has found a new dwelling place within his chest, a burden he both welcomes and fears.

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Finders Keepers

    • By: Belinda Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    At the height of summer a dark shadow falls across Exmoor. Children are being stolen from cars. Each disappearance is marked only by a terse note – a brutal accusation. There are no explanations, no ransom demands... and no hope. Policeman Jonas Holly faces a precarious journey into the warped mind of the kidnapper if he's to stand any chance of catching him. But – still reeling from a personal tragedy – is Jonas really up to the task?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • another great listen

    • By Alison on 16-04-15

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Darkside

    • By: Belinda Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Shipcott in bleak mid-winter: a close knit community where no stranger goes unnoticed. So when an elderly woman is murdered in her bed, village policeman Jonas Holly is doubly shocked. How could someone have killed and left no trace? Jonas finds himself side-lined as the investigation is snatched away from him by an abrasive senior detective. Is his first murder investigation over before it’s begun?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What A Great Thriller!

    • By Christine on 05-11-11

    Regular price: £15.09

    • Noonday

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Anne Reid, Finlay Robertson, John Sackville, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Noonday by Pat Barker, read by Juliet Stevenson, Stephen Boxer, John Sackville, Anne Reid & Finlay Robertson. London, the Blitz, autumn 1940. Ambulance drivers Elinor Brooke and Kit Neville ferry injured survivors from bomb sites to hospitals while Elinor's husband, Paul, works as an air-raid warden.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost a documentary

    • By Anonymous User on 11-08-17

    Regular price: £20.00

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