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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 10,414
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,118

    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 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 228

    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

    • 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 923
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 818
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 817

    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 6,557
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,485
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,388

    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

    • Dare to Lead

    • By: Brené Brown
    • Narrated by: Brené Brown
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • Transcription

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    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 4,621
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,052
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,025

    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 3,126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,538
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,517

    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

    • The Audiobook of the Year (2018)

    • By: No Such Thing as a Fish
    • Narrated by: Jane Hill, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Think you know what happened in 2018? Think again. Following hot on the heels of the success of The Audiobook of the Year (or, more precisely, 12 months later), The Audiobook of the Year (2018) bravely delves behind the headlines to sniff out the best and most bizarre facts of the past 12 months. Compiled and written by the creators of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing as a Fish, all of whom are researchers for QI.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Atomic Habits

    • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
    • By: James Clear
    • Narrated by: James Clear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Atomic Habits by James Clear, read by the author. A revolutionary system to get 1 percent better every day. People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Actionable!

    • By sibusiso on 21-10-18
    • An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
    • By: James Clear
    • Narrated by: James Clear
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 18-10-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    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 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 73

    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

    • Origin

    • By: Dan Brown
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,794
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,353
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,350

    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

    • We Need to Weaken the Mixture

    • By: Guy Martin
    • Narrated by: Dean Williamson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Since we last heard from him, Guy Martin has restored a 1983 Williams F1 car then raced Jenson Button in it; helped to build a WWI tank; ridden with Putin's favourite biker gang the Night Wolves; competed on the classic endurance circuit; stood on top of one of Chernobyl's nuclear reactors and taken part in his last ever Isle of Man TT. Then there's the stuff he really can't wait to get out of bed for: 12-hour shifts for a local haulage firm and taytie farming in his new John Deere tractor. Besides all this, he's saved his local pub from closure and become a dad. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • non stop listen

    • By Andrew on 20-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 3,678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,282

    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

    • 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 5,658
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,311
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,303

    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

    • How to Be a Footballer

    • By: Peter Crouch
    • Narrated by: Peter Crouch
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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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

    • Battle Scars

    • By: Jason Fox
    • Narrated by: Jason Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions. Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end. 

    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 18,755
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17,677
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,629

    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

    • Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)

    • By: Tina Turner
    • Narrated by: Tina Turner, Heather Alicia Simms
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Tina Turner: My Love Story charts the full, dramatic story of one of the most remarkable women in music history, celebrating Tina Turner’s 60th year in the industry. Emphatically showcasing Tina’s signature blend of strength, energy, heart and soul, she candidly examines her personal history and reveals her happiest - and darkest - hours in a thrilling memoir as compelling and entertaining as any of her greatest hits.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What a disastrous narration

    • By Tina on 19-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Made in Scotland

    • My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country
    • By: Billy Connolly
    • Narrated by: Gordon Kennedy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Billy Connolly may be a citizen of the world, but in his heart he's never been far from his homeland. Made in Scotland is Billy's unique and intimate portrait of his native Scotland, a love letter to the places and people that made him. It's an adventure inspired by a single incident: the moment Billy received his Knighthood and was asked, 'How does it feel to have achieved all this when you came from nothing?' His response was, 'But I did come from something!'

    Regular price: £21.99

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