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    • FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible

    • By: Crackanory
    • Narrated by: Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,327

    Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Combining some of the UK's best and brightest comedy writers and performers, this exclusive to audio edition of UKTV's Dave Channel Crackanory is a master class in storytelling and features an all-star cast including Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, Robert Bathurst and Simon Bird.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Decent Freebie!

    • By Simon on 03-02-17

    Regular price: £0.00

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Primary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,066

    A dynamic remastering of the original BBC Radio 4 full-cast serial - Fit the First to Fit the Sixth - which spawned a phenomenal hitchhiking legend. The original series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, remastered by Dirk Maggs (director of the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential Phases) to give a full, vibrant sound, now with Philip Pope’s version of the familiar theme tune and specially re-recorded announcements by John Marsh. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • funny, adventurous and youthful

    • By Ryan on 07-10-09

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Secondary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Peter Jones, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 470

    Stranded on Prehistoric Earth since the end of the first series, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are once again trying to hitch their way off the planet. Zaphod finds his visit to the offices of the Guide rudely interrupted by Frogstar fighters, who further threaten to feed him to the Total Perspective Vortex. Eventually reunited, the three fetch up on the planet Brontitall and discover the indigenous species in something of a flap. Arthur meets Lintilla (several of her), Marvin gets to be a hero once again, and there is a meeting with the Man in the Shack who apparently runs the Universe.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Science meets philosophy - and laughs

    • By Alexander Macallister on 02-02-14

    Regular price: £14.00

    • Predictably Irrational

    • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    Why do smart people make irrational decisions every day? The answers will surprise you. Predictably Irrational is an intriguing, witty and utterly original look at why we all make illogical decisions. Why can a 50p aspirin do what a 5p aspirin can't? If an item is free, it must be a bargain, right? Why is everything relative, even when it shouldn't be? How do our expectations influence our actual opinions and decisions? In this astounding audiobook, behavioural economist Dan Ariely cuts to the heart of our strange behavior....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a mind..

    • By Daniel on 19-03-19

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 399

    Stranded on prehistoric Earth, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect find escape in the form of a time-travelling sofa. But as eleven homicidal, bat-wielding robots proceed to blow up Lord’s Cricket Ground, it seems that Arthur is far from Home and Dry. In fact, he is not even Home and Vigorously Towelling Himself. Off. Soon he is on an explosive quest to save the Universe, equipped with only a rabbit bone, a worn dressing gown, and a spaceship which looks remarkably like an Italian bistro. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glad to hear it

    • By Vince on 14-06-06

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quandary Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    Don’t panic! The Hitchhiker’s saga returns once again with a full-cast dramatisation of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, the fourth book in Douglas Adams’s famous ‘trilogy in five parts’. The Earth has miraculously reappeared and, even more miraculously, Arthur Dent has found it. Returning to his cottage after...well...ages, he falls in love with the girl of his dreams. But Ford Prefect is on to something which might well burst Arthur’s bubble. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Does what the book doesn't & blends perfectly...

    • By Lee Grant on 23-07-13

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Quintessential Phase (Dramatised)

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    While frequent flyer Arthur Dent searches the universe for his lost love, Ford Prefect discovers a disturbing blast from the past at The Hitchhiker’s Guide HQ. Meanwhile, on one of many versions of Earth, a blonder, more American Trillian gets tangled up with a party of lost aliens having an identity crisis. And just when Arthur thinks he has found his true vocation on the backwater planet of Lamuella, the original Trillian turns up with more than a little spanner in the works. A stolen ship, a dramatic stampede and a new and sinister Guide lead to a race to save the Earth...again. But this time, will they succeed? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So long and thanks for all the laughs...sorry!

    • By Lee Grant on 06-10-11

    Regular price: £12.00

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase

    • And Another Thing...
    • By: Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Jane Horrocks, Sandra Dickinson, Mark Wing-Davey, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 159

    The brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast series based on And Another Thing… the sixth book in the famous Hitchhiker’s Guide "trilogy". Forty years on from the first ever radio series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent and friends return in six brand new episodes, in which they are thrown back into the Whole General Mish Mash in a rattling adventure involving Viking Gods and Irish Confidence Tricksters, with our first glimpse of Eccentrica Gallumbits and a brief but memorable moment with The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Out With The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal?

    • By Simon on 16-04-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • And Another Thing...

    • Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three
    • By: Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 626
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 430
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 428

    An Englishman's continuing search through space and time for a decent cup of tea....Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has travelled the length, breadth and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forwards and backwards through time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Froody

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-10-09

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Written in History

    • Letters That Changed the World
    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Simon Russell-Beale, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    History cannot be relived, but thanks to a tradition that spans millennia, we can revisit it in the letters of the people who influenced or witnessed the moments it changed forever. In Written In History, acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects some of the greatest letters ever written from ancient times to the 20th century: declarations of war, petitions for peace, diplomatic entanglements, steamy love letters and beyond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought inducing

    • By The Messenger on 30-01-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Predictably Irrational

    • The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 545
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295

    In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyed each time I listened

    • By Graham on 14-07-08

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Small Change

    • Money Mishaps and How to Avoid Them
    • By: Dan Ariely, Jeff Kreisler
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Why does paying for things often feel like it causes physical pain? Why does it cost you money to act as your own real estate agent? Why are we comfortable overpaying for something now just because we've overpaid for it before? In Small Change, world renowned economist Dan Ariely answers these intriguing questions and many more as he explains how our irrational behaviour often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing new

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Salmon of Doubt

    • Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Christopher Cerf, Richard Dawkins, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    Rescued from his beloved Macintosh, The Salmon of Doubt provides us with the opportunity to linger and frolic one last time in the uniquely entertaining and richly informative mind of Douglas Adams. For the millions of readers who expressed their grief and shock at his untimely death, this is a treasure; his final book and our last chance to see new work from an acknowledged comic genius.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not what i was expecting from the description

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-10-17

    Regular price: £24.29

    • The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty

    • How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Fascinating and provocative, Dan Ariely’s The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty is an insightful and brilliantly researched take on cheating, deception, and willpower. The internationally best-selling author pulls no punches when it comes to home truths. His previous titles Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality have become classics in their field, revealing astonishing traits that run through modern humankind. Now acclaimed behavioural economist Dan Ariely delves deeper into psychology.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's yourself you have to fool!

    • By Jim Vaughan on 15-05-13

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Upside of Irrationality

    • The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Behavioural economist and New York Times best-selling author of Predictably Irrational Dan Ariely returns to offer a much-needed take on the irrational decisions that influence our dating lives, our workplace experiences, and our general behaviour, up close and personal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece of science and humour

    • By Katty on 04-03-19

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Douglas Adams at the BBC

    • A Celebration of the Author's Life and Work
    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Simon Jones, who played Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, presents a look back at the life and work of a writer who has captivated the imagination of millions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A lovely glimpse into the world of Douglas Adams

    • By Lee Grant on 14-05-13

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Upside of Irrationality

    • The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    In his groundbreaking book Predictably Irrational, social scientist Dan Ariely revealed the multiple biases that lead us into making unwise decisions. Now, in The Upside of Irrationality, he exposes the surprising negative and positive effects irrationality can have on our lives. Focusing on our behaviors at work and in relationships, he offers new insights and eye-opening truths about what really motivates us on the job.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Warning: Once you start, you can't stop listening

    • By John on 01-12-13

    Regular price: £26.49

    • Payoff

    • The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Every day we work hard to motivate ourselves, the people we live with, the people who work for and do business with us. In this way much of what we do can be defined as being motivators. From the boardroom to the living room, our role as motivators is complex, and the more we try to motivate partners and children, friends and coworkers, the clearer it becomes that the story of motivation is far more intricate and fascinating than we've assumed.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Look up the TED talk instead

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-12-16
    • The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations
    • By: Dan Ariely
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 15-11-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 49 ratings

    Regular price: £10.69

    • Swordspoint

    • A Melodrama of Manners
    • By: Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated by: Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless--until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Witty and sophisticated fantasy

    • By Beccameriel on 04-06-14

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Fall of the Kings

    • By: Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman
    • Narrated by: Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    This stunning follow-up to Ellen Kushner's cult-classic novel Swordspoint is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule. Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society's smug view of itself - and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing and witty return to Riverside

    • By Beccameriel on 30-10-14

    Regular price: £24.19

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