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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 4,200
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,662
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      5 out of 5 stars 3,580

    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 1,496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284

    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

    • Normandy ‘44

    • D-Day and the Battle for France
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 154
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      5 out of 5 stars 139
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      5 out of 5 stars 139

    Renowned World War Two historian James Holland presents an entirely new perspective on one of the most important moments in recent history. Unflinchingly examining the brutality and violence that characterised the campaign, it's time to draw some radically different conclusions. D-Day and the 76 days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed have come to be seen as a defining episode in the Second World War. Its story has been endlessly retold, and yet it remains a narrative burdened by both myth and assumed knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New perspectives on D-Day

    • By Ian David Williamson on 28-05-19

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

    • By: Jeremy Dronfield
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 195
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      5 out of 5 stars 182
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      5 out of 5 stars 180

    In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son, Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in. When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, Fritz refused to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witnessed and the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive: the love between father and son. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unforgettable

    • By shaun hutton on 07-03-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Frankissstein

    • A Love Story
    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: John Sackville, Perdita Weeks, Harrison Knights
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 50

    In Brexit Britain, a young transgender doctor called Ry is falling in love - against their better judgement - with Victor Stein, a celebrated professor leading the public debate around AI. Meanwhile, Ron Lord, just divorced and living with Mum again, is set to make his fortune launching a new generation of sex dolls for lonely men everywhere. Across the Atlantic, in Phoenix, Arizona, a cryogenics facility houses dozens of bodies of men and women who are medically and legally dead...but waiting to return to life. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • throughtful

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-08-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

    • 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 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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

    • Origins

    • How the Earth Made Us
    • By: Lewis Dartnell
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us? As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Original

    • By Keith on 17-04-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Circadian Code

    • Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy and Sleep Well Every Night
    • By: Dr. Satchidananda Panda
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Circadian Code, by Dr Satchidananda Panda. Change your daily routine, transform your health. Circadian rhythms are biological processes or clocks that exist in each one of our cells. Programmed to turn genes on or off at different times of the day or night, they influence every aspect of our health from weight and energy levels through to resistance to disease and infection, and how well we sleep.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a must read

    • By Mr Graham J Turner on 05-08-19

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Square and the Tower

    • Networks, Hierarchies and the Struggle for Global Power
    • By: Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 211
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
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      4 out of 5 stars 187

    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?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very Poor

    • By Dano on 29-01-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Beartown

    • By: Fredrik Backman
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 301

    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

    • 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 359
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 333

    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

    • The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

    • By: Tony Attwood
    • Narrated by: John Sackville, Tony Attwood
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Asperger's syndrome bible for parents and professionals, newly updated with an introduction explaining the DSM-5. The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). Now including a new introduction explaining the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnosis and approach to AS, it brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. 

    Regular price: £24.99

    • How to Love

    • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Exploring the essential foundations of mindful meditation and practice, How to Love shows that when we feel closer to our loved ones, we are also more connected to the world as a whole. Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion and humour to the thorny question of how to love and distils one of our strongest emotions down to four essentials: you can only love another when you feel true love for yourself; love is understanding; understanding brings compassion; and deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Crisis

    • By: Frank Gardner
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 477
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      4 out of 5 stars 443
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 439

    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

    • Small Is Beautiful

    • A Study of Economics as If People Mattered
    • By: E. F. Schumacher
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Oxford economist E. F. Schumacher provides an enlightening study of our economic system and its purpose, challenging the current state of excessive consumption in our society. Offering a crucial message for the modern world struggling to balance economic growth with the human costs of globalisation, Small Is Beautiful puts forward the revolutionary yet viable case for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations.  

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Conquerors

    • How Portugal Seized the Indian Ocean and Forged the First Global Empire
    • By: Roger Crowley
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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 13 mins
    • Release date: 17-09-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Panic Room

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Hollie Taylor, John Sackville
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
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      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • MISMATCHED NARRATION MARS BUDGET BOND MASH UP

    • By Patricia on 29-10-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Dear Amy

    • By: Helen Callaghan
    • Narrated by: Helen Baxendale, John Sackville, Laura Aikman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,480
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,474

    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

    • How to Relax

    • A Mindful Buddhist Guide
    • By: Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 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

    How to Relax is part of a new series of books from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, exploring the essential foundations of mindful meditation and practise. This book guides us in achieving deep relaxation, controlling stress, and renewing mental clarity. With sections on healing, relief from non-stop thinking, transforming unpleasant sounds, solitude, and more, How to Relax will help you achieve the benefits of relaxation no matter where you are.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How to relax

    • By Customer on 25-07-19

    Regular price: £17.99

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