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    • The Examined Life

    • By: Stephen Grosz
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137

    We are all storytellers - through stories, we make sense of our lives. But it is not enough to tell tales. There must be someone to listen. In his work as a psychoanalyst, Stephen Grosz has spent the last 25 years uncovering the hidden feelings behind our most baffling behaviour. The Examined Life distils over 50,000 hours of conversation into pure psychological insight, without the jargon. This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Saffy on 13-02-13

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Travels with Charley

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302

    Believing that a good, interesting life is marked by quality, not quantity, John Steinbeck took note of his itchy feet and prepared to travel. He was accompanied by his French poodle, Charley, diplomat and watchdog, across the states of America from Maine to California. Moving through woods and forests, dirt tracks and highways to large cities and wildernesses, Steinbeck observed America and the Americans with a humorous and sometimes sceptical eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating

    • By Maureen on 01-03-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups

    • The Most Disturbing Conspiracies of All Time
    • By: Jon E. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Uncover why the Titanic sank, ponder the sinister Vatican/Mafia network that plotted the assassination of liberal John Paul, find out why NASA 'lost' its files on Mars, read why no-one enters Area 51, and consider why medical supplies were already on site at Edgware Road before the 7/7 bombs detonated. Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean that they aren't out to conspire against you.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Summary of every conspiracy you can think of

    • By Daniel on 10-01-17

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Great Poets: Oliver Wendell Holmes

    • By: Oliver Wendell Holmes
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Though by profession a doctor (he coined the word anesthesia) Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) was one of the leading 19th century American poets and a member of the famous Saturday Club with Emerson, Longfellow, and Lowell. The 200th anniversary of his birth occurs in 2009. Here are his major poems, including "Old Ironsides" and "The Last Leaf" in a rare audiobook collection read by Peter Marinker.

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Krapp's Last Tape, Not I, That Time, & A Piece of Monologue

    • By: Samuel Beckett
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Juliet Stevenson, John Moffatt, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    These four works show Samuel Beckett at his most penetrating. Both Krapp's Last Tape (1958) and Not I (1972) are among the most striking pieces written for the theatre in the 20th century. An old man sits at a table, playing back old tapes made when he was younger, mixed glimpses of past feelings. In Not I, we have just a mouth expressing memories and torment in a torrent of words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Of course it's genius

    • By ReadingWild on 05-11-16

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Snow Falling on Cedars

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Heavy snow falls on San Piedro and impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyomoto's trial. Hatsue, Kabuo's wife and Ishmael, a journalist on the case, find themselves reckoning with the past and their lost love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling if unusual book

    • By Peter on 09-04-13

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead

    • By: David Shields
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being. Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers - from Lucretius to Woody Allen - Shields expertly renders both a hilarious family portrait and a truly resonant meditation on mortality.

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Star of the Sea

    • By: Joseph O'Connor
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Winter 1847, the Star of the Sea sets sail from Ireland for New York. Among the refugees are a maidservant, bankrupt Lord Merridith, an aspiring novelist, and a maker of revolutionary ballads. Each is connected more deeply than they know.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Linguistic imperialism

    • By Isolde on 22-05-16

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Epiphany

    • By: David Hewson
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    At Christmas 1975 a group of Californian students experiment with LSD. One of them, Michael Quinn kidnaps the son of an English professor. When he is released from jail twenty years later, a mysterious young English woman named Joni Lascelles begins to ask questions that will unravel the past.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply gloomy listen

    • By Marielouise on 06-02-09

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Smoke Jumper

    • By: Nicholas Evans
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    The fire that was to change so many lives started with a single shaft of lightning. It struck on a still and moonless night and cocooned for a while in the heart of an ancient pine. The woman camped nearby with her group of troubled teenagers slept on, hearing nothing. But one among them would be lost forever. For soon the pupa of fire would hatch and engulf the entire mountain. Into this inferno will come the Smoke Jumper.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Epic story

    • By Kirstine on 14-11-07

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Alistair Cooke's America

    • By: Alistair Cooke
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    For years legendary broadcaster Alistair Cooke brought America to the rest of the world with incomparable wit and wisdom. This is his classic ‘personal history’ of America, guiding us through centuries of changing life in the USA.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A beautifully crafted history of America

    • By Steven on 02-12-16

    Regular price: £32.00

    • Mammoth Books Presents: Missing Persons and Mysterious Deaths

    • By: Jon E. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Alexander Litvinenko: Mr Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian living in London, was poisoned by Polonium-210, traced by alpha detectors to a British Airways flight from Moscow to Heathrow. A Champions League match between Arsenal and CKSA Moscow had brought thousands of Russian fans to London. Was one of them responsible for Litvinenko's death?

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Mr Selfridge

    • By: Lindy Woodhead
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Now a major ITV drama series, Mr Selfridge is a tale of Edwardian excess and the rise and fall of maverick retailer Harry Gordon Selfridge. In 1909 London's first dedicated department store opened in a huge blaze of publicity. Zola called Selfridges a 'great cathedral of shopping', and its high priest was Harry Gordon Selfridge, father of modern retailing, philanderer, gambler, dandy and showman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Had to listen to this book :-)

    • By tracey on 31-05-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Mr. Mojo

    • A Biography of Jim Morrison
    • By: Dylan Jones
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In Paris' Pre-Lachaise cemetery, Jim Morrison's graffiti-scrawled tombstone is a place of pilgrimage for local devotees, adolescent hedonists, and wayward backpackers alike. Found dead in his bathtub aged only 27, having achieved worldwide stardom as lead singer of The Doors, Morrison was quickly immortalized amongt the rock and roll deities such as Hendrix and Joplin. In death, however, this debauched "rock poet" remained more stubbornly enigmatic than ever.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Book was good but the silly accents

    • By Scott Sibbald on 05-03-16

    Regular price: £14.09

    • East of the Mountains

    • By: David Guterson
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ben Given's wife has died, he, a heart surgeon, is unwell and life for him is not worth living. He sets off into the wilds bent on dying out there only to find himself caught up in an eye-opening, life-enhancing diversion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First rate novel about a man facing death

    • By hfffoman on 10-02-14

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Nocturnal Animals

    • Official Film Tie-in Originally Published as Tony and Susan
    • By: Austin Wright
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King, Peter Marinker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 41

    Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband Edward Sheffield. One day, comfortable in her home and her second marriage, she receives--entirely out of the blue - a parcel containing the manuscript of her ex-husband's first novel. He writes asking her to read the book; she was always his best critic, he says. As Susan reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a maths professor driving his family to their summer house in Maine. And as we read along with her, so are we....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • yeuk!

    • By knittyboot on 21-05-11

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Phantom of Manhattan

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Phantom of the Opera goes to New York. Forsyth picks up the story following the phantom's escape to the New World, where he begins his new and secret life in a place where he carves out a kingdom of fortune and power. He builds the most glittering opera house in the world, a place to lure Christine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen!

    • By N of Manchester on 19-07-18

    Regular price: £13.49

    • The American Future

    • A History
    • By: Simon Schama
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Award-winning historian Simon Schama's landmark exploration of how America's past influences its future 'I can tell you exactly when American democracy came back from the dead, because I was there . . .' Simon Schama's different kind of history of the USA begins in the middle of an Iowa caucus. There he witnesses first-hand the exciting, chaotic crush as ordinary Americans - grannies, students, businesswomen and doctors - decide who should become the 44th President of the United States.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • WARNING - This is the abridged version!

    • By Anthony on 07-10-18

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Alistair Cooke: Reporting America

    • By: Alistair Cooke
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Alistair Cooke was the greatest of all twentieth century reporters of life in America to the rest of the world. This book presents the cream of his writings on the events that shaped modern American history, from the end of the Second World War through to the assassination of John Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy (Cooke was actually present), the moon landings and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

    Regular price: £32.00

    • Roderick Hudson

    • By: Henry James
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Roderick Hudson is one of Henry James's first novels.

    Originally published in 1875 as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly, it traces the development of the title character, a sculptor. Funded by the wealthy Rowland Mallet, Roderick Hudson travels from America to Rome, where he becomes the talk of the city. He soon finds that Europe tests him in ways he had not anticipated, both as an artist and as a man.

    Regular price: £11.99

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