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    • Sapiens

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10,332
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,046

    Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking but overconfident

    • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Straight Outta Crawley

    • Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being
    • By: Romesh Ranganathan
    • Narrated by: Romesh Ranganathan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's Holiday Camp talent competition, smashing the only other competitor, a young girl playing the kazoo. The gig went so well that Romesh retired his comic genius for 22 years, hiding behind the guise of a maths teacher, before finally revealing himself again (no, not like that) at the tender age of 31. In 2010, Ranganathan staged his epic comeback gig to an almost silent room, and has since gone on to earn his place as the most in-demand overweight vegan Sri Lankan comedian in Britain. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you like Romesh's work then listen to this

    • By Gervaise Miller on 05-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Dare to Lead

    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In her number one NYT best sellers, Brené Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brene is always good, but this felt like a repeat

    • By Lochdog on 17-10-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 837
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 739

    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Grow your mind

    • By Paul Murphy on 07-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Chimp Paradox

    • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
    • By: Prof Steve Peters
    • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,460
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,363

    Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Answered so many questions

    • By A on 10-03-15

    Regular price: £20.09

    • Transcription

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297

    In 1940, 18-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full Marks Kate

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Homo Deus

    • A Brief History of Tomorrow
    • By: Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,579
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,015
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,988

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full of "wow, I never thought of it like that!"

    • By david on 17-03-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Power of Habit

    • Why We Do What We Do, and How to Change
    • By: Charles Duhigg
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,520
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,499

    In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distil vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Appendix missing

    • By Mark Pack on 22-07-12

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Erebus: The Story of a Ship

    • By: Michael Palin
    • Narrated by: Michael Palin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 60

    In his major new work, Michael Palin - former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter - brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus, from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross’s Antarctic expedition of 1839-43, to its abandonment during Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition, and to its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in 2014. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epic tale, written and narrated by Michael Palin.

    • By Heisenberg on 24-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • How to Be a Footballer

    • By: Peter Crouch
    • Narrated by: Peter Crouch
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Towering at 6ft 7inches, Crouch is prized for his self-deprecating humour, having famously answering the question, “What would you be if you weren’t a footballer?” with the one liner: “A virgin”. At the same time, he has had an incredible career from World Cups to Champions League finals. He has scored more headed goals than anyone else in Premiership history and has a better goals-to-minute on the pitch ratio for England than even Michael Owen. A humble professional with a great sense of humour, Crouch is one of the few players that is liked by fans of all clubs. Of course, this is probably because he’s played for most of them. 

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Origin

    • By: Dan Brown
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,774
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,333
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,330

    The spellbinding new Robert Langdon novel from the author of The Da Vinci Code. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Deception Point 2

    • By 451 on 10-10-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Handmaid's Tale

    • By: Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated by: Joanna David
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,652
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,258

    The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed . If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A favourite

    • By Raison on 10-11-13

    Regular price: £21.99

    • No Spin: My Autobiography

    • By: Shane Warne
    • Narrated by: Rhys Muldoon
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    From the start of his glittering career in 1992 to his official retirement from all formats of the game in 2013, Shane Warne has long desired to tell his incredible story without compromise. No Spin is that very story. It offers a compelling intimate voice, true insight and a pitch-side seat to one of cricket’s finest eras, making this one of the ultimate must-have sports autobiographies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A really interesting read (listen)

    • By Rob on 12-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Ready Player One

    • By: Ernest Cline
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,700
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,626
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,578

    It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • La Belle Sauvage

    • The Book of Dust, Volume 1
    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Michael Sheen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,636
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,290
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,282

    Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust series. Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them - a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Story, Great Narrator

    • By Lorenzo on 21-10-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Fox

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Fox by Frederick Forsyth. The 18th novel from best-selling thriller writer Frederick Forsyth, the man who defined the genre. The Fox is based on the stories of British hackers Gary McKinnon and Lauri Love and centres around an 18-year-old schoolboy with Asperger’s Syndrome who is able to penetrate intricate firewalls to access the secrets at the highest level of foreign governments and other major organisations.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Quite Such a Cunning Fox!

    • By Simon on 21-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Past Tense

    • By: Lee Child
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child. From number one best seller Lee Child, the thrilling new blockbuster featuring hero Jack Reacher. Reacher, the eternal drifter, happens by chance on the small New Hampshire town he remembers his father was supposed to have come from. But when he starts looking for his dad's old home, he finds there's no record of anyone named Reacher ever having lived there.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The 4-Hour Work Week

    • By: Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,789
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,490

    Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. Includes more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not what you might expect

    • By Colin on 24-01-16

    Regular price: £24.09

    • Killing Commendatore

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 28 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A 30-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a strange painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious 13-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors.

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Watching You

    • By: Lisa Jewell
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 472
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Watching You by Lisa Jewell. You’re back home after four years working abroad, with a brand-new husband in tow. You’re keen to find a place of your own. But for now you’re living with your big brother, camped out in his spare bedroom. And then - quite unexpectedly - you meet the man next door. He’s the head teacher of the local high school. He’s twice your age. And he’s devastatingly attractive. Soon you find you’re watching him. All the time. But what you don’t know is that someone is watching you....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A compelling listen!

    • By Mazalicious on 28-07-18

    Regular price: £21.99

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