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    • The Picture of Dorian Gray

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
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      5 out of 5 stars 42
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      5 out of 5 stars 42

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is the story of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth. As Basil Hallward, an aspiring artist, puts a few touches on a portrait of his handsome young friend Dorian Gray, Gray wishes that the portrait might grow old while he remains forever young. While Dorian Gray spends his life pursuing fresh experiences and new sensations, his looks do not change. However, the portrait, secretly hidden in the attic of his residence and with which he has grown increasingly obsessed, does.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect narrator for the Wildean tragedy

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-05-18

    Regular price: £12.49

    • Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1

    • By: Neale Donald Walsch
    • Narrated by: Neale Donald Walsch, Edward Asner, Ellen Burstyn
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    Suppose you could ask God the most puzzling questions about existence, and God would provide clear, understandable answers? It happened to Neale Donald Walsch. Conversations with God is Neale Donald Walsch's account of his direct conversations with God, beginning in 1992 while Walsch was immersed in a period of deep depression. He composed a letter to God in which he vented his frustrations, and much to his surprise, even shock, God answered him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By Pamela on 20-01-10

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Loving What Is

    • Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
    • By: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Byron Katie, Stephen Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Out of nowhere, like a fresh breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice on what to believe, comes Byron Katie and what she calls "The Work". In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now, in Loving What Is, you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life changing book

    • By Lynda on 26-12-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

    • Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
    • By: Shunryu Suzuki
    • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few. So begins this most beloved of all American Zen works. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as this famous opening line of Shunryu Suzuki's classic. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it's all about. An instant teaching in the first minutes. And that's just the beginning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By SJRod on 09-12-17

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Scar Tissue

    • By: Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman
    • Narrated by: Rider Strong
    • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    As lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has lived life on the razor's edge. Much has been written about him, but until now, we've only had his songs as clues to his experience from the inside. In Scar Tissue, Kiedis proves himself to be as compelling a memoirist as he is a lyricist, giving us a searingly honest account of the life from which his music has evolved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching, inspiring, informative.

    • By Bono S. on 25-07-16

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Theory of Everything

    • The Origin and Fate of the Universe
    • By: Stephen W. Hawking
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Hawking takes us on a fascinating journey through the telescopic lens of modern physics to gain a new glimpse of the universe--the nature of black holes, the space-time continuum, and new information about the origin of the universe. He uses this scientific basis to come up with a "unified theory of everything" that the author claims will be "the ultimate triumph of human reason."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Adrian on 14-04-13

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 2

    • By: Neale Walsch
    • Narrated by: Ellen Burstyn, Ed Asner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Conversations with God is Neale Donald Walsch's account of his direct conversations with God, beginning in 1992 while Walsch was immersed in a period of deep depression. He composed a letter to God in which he vented his frustrations, and much to his surprise, even shock, God answered him. Focusing on the universal truths that influences all life, Conversations with God offers a picture of the way life could be better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Re-define you thoughts

    • By Barry on 27-09-10

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Gift of Fear

    • Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
    • By: Gavin de Becker
    • Narrated by: Thomas Stechschulte
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Gavin de Becker is our nation's best-known expert on the prediction and management of violence. In The Gift of Fear, de Becker draws on his extensive expertise to shatter the myth that most violent acts are random and unpredictable, but rather usually have discernible motives and are preceded by clear warning signs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A necessary book, everyone should own/read

    • By Rolie Jaye on 18-10-17

    Regular price: £29.59

    • 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 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A hint of what was still to come

    • By Alan on 24-04-11

    Regular price: £24.29

    • Lonesome Dove

    • By: Larry McMurtry
    • Narrated by: Lee Horsley
    • Length: 36 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

     

    Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove will make listeners laugh, weep, dream, and remember. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Hebe on 11-05-18

    Regular price: £51.39

    • The Company

    • A Novel of the CIA
    • By: Robert Littell
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 41 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, [ The Company] can also be read as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says Publishers Weekly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Company - Fantastic Read!

    • By Rachel on 14-12-15

    Regular price: £65.69

    • The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

    • By: Douglas Adams
    • Narrated by: Douglas Adams
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    Kate Schechter would like to know why everyone she meets knows her name - and why Thor, the Norse god of thunder, keeps showing up on her doorstep. Dirk Gently, detective and refrigerator wrestler, can uncover the mystery, and only the absurdist wit of Douglas Adams can recount them with such relentless humor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply brilliant

    • By Rachel on 15-11-12

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Joy Luck Club

    • By: Amy Tan
    • Narrated by: Gwendoline Yeo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Four Chinese women, drawn together by the shadow of their past, meet in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and to "say" stories to each other. Nearly 40 years later, one of the women has died, and her daughter arrives to take her place. However, the daughter never expected to learn of her mother's secret lifelong wish - and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation creates among the women an urgent need to remember the past.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue: Book 3

    • By: Neale Donald Walsch
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner, Ellen Burstyn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 64

    Conversations with God, Book 3 is the final book of the original three-book series. As was written in the introduction to Book 1, it deals with “universal truths to the highest order, and the challenges and opportunities of the soul.” In Book 3, the dialogue expands to include more about the nature of God, about love and fear, about who we are and who we may become, and about the evolution of the human species that is about to take its place in the universal neighborhood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply amazing

    • By Dj Radlett on 15-03-15

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Princess Bride

    • By: William Goldman
    • Narrated by: Rob Reiner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    This adventure story has everything you could want: the good guy, some bad guys, the girl, sword fighting, revenge, romance, of course a happy ending, and rodents of unusual size. Join Westley the plucky farm boy, Buttercup the beautiful young maiden, Inigo Montoya the driven, embittered swordsman, and many other strange and unusual characters in this swashbuckling tale of good-natured silliness. It is read by Rob Reiner, who directed the motion picture based on this classic tale.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A poor adaption of my favourite book

    • By a burnett on 09-03-17

    Regular price: £10.49

    • No Angel

    • By: Penny Vincenzi
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Enter the world of the rich charismatic Lytton family and their powerful publishing empire in this passionate family saga, spanning the Edwardian era to World War I and the excesses of the glamorous 20s. Enter the world of Celia LyttonÑa woman who is used to getting her way. She moves through life making difficult and often dangerous decisions that affect herself and others.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • English book,American accent - why?

    • By Orchard Riser on 28-01-11

    Regular price: £47.49

    • American Pastoral

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Ron Silver
    • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    Philip Roth presents a vivid portrait of an innocent man being swept away by a current of conflict and violence in his own backyard - a story that is as much about loving America as it is hating it. Seymour "Swede" Levov, a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, and the prosperous heir of his father's Newark glove factory comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even a most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. American Pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall ... a strong, confident man, a master of social equilibrium, overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. For the Swede is not allowed to stay forever blissful living out life in rural Old Rimrock in his 170 year-old stone farmhouse with his pretty wife (his college sweetheart and Miss New Jersey of 1949) and his lively albeit precocious daughter, the apple of his eye ... that is until she grows up to become a revolutionary terrorist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mature, complex, meditative.

    • By J. Neal on 02-12-15

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Brother Cadfael's Penance

    • The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    It is nearing the end of the Year of Our Lord 1145. A monk vows to abandon all earthly ties, but how can Brother Cadfael obey when his son is captured in battle? Olivier de Bretagne is one of many young knights taken prisoner in the current power dispute in Britain, but he is also Cadfael's son, and the monk cannot be objective. A council is planned at Coventry to try to appease the warring factions, and Brother Cadfael asks leave to attend, knowing he must do all in his power to find and deliver his son. This most thrilling and humane of Ellis Peters's novels is filled with excitement, intrigue, and a meticulously depicted medieval background.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not good

    • By Sandra on 05-06-11

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Pegasus in Flight & To Ride Pegasus

    • Anne McCaffrey 2-in-1 Edition
    • By: Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated by: Adrienne Barbeau
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    To Ride Pegasus: They are extraordinary people who read minds, heal bodies, divert disasters, foretell the future - and become pariahs in their own land. Pegasus in Flight: As Director of the Jerhattan Parapsychic Center, telepath Rhyssa Owen coordinates the job assignments for the psychically gifted Talents in her group.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by abridging

    • By Peri on 04-12-17

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Friendship with God

    • By: Neale Donald Walsch
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner, Ellen Burstyn, Neale Donald Walsch
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Offering wonderful insights into how to use our relationship with God in practical ways that make a difference in our daily lives, this program also recounts Walsch's personal experiences as they relate to the original Conversations with God trilogy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection

    • By Anthony on 26-01-17

    Regular price: £22.99

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