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  • Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel

    Station Eleven

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Emily St John Mandel
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Day one: The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the Earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. Week Two: Civilization has crumbled. Year Twenty: A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.

    Norma Miles says: "A life, remembered, is a series of photographs...."
  • Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us | Will Storr

    Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Will Storr
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    We live in the age of the individual. We are supposed to be slim, prosperous, happy, extroverted and popular. This is our culture's image of the perfect self. We see this person everywhere: in advertising, in the press, all over social media. We're told that to be this person, you just have to follow your dreams, that our potential is limitless, that we are the source of our own success. But this model of the perfect self can be extremely dangerous. People are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy.

  • Broken Faith | Toby Clements

    Broken Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Toby Clements
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Set during England's bloody and brutal War of the Roses, this is the second novel in an epic historical fiction series. If you liked Conn Iggulden's Stormbird, you will love Toby Clements' Kingmaker novels. October 1463. England is a divided nation. In the north the Lancastrian king struggles to hold power while in the south the princes of the house of York prepare for war.

    swheelie says: "Good, if a little harrowing"
  • Winter Pilgrims: Kingmaker, Book 1 | Toby Clements

    Winter Pilgrims: Kingmaker, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Toby Clements
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    February 1460. In the bitter dawn of a winter's morning, a young man and a woman escape from a priory. In fear for their lives, they are forced to flee across a land ravaged by conflict. For this is the Wars of the Roses, one of the most savage and bloody civil wars in history. Where brother confronts brother, king faces king, and Thomas and Katherine must fight just to stay alive....

    R. J. Gladden says: "Excellent Read"
  • Divided Souls: Kingmaker, Book 3 | Toby Clements

    Divided Souls: Kingmaker, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Toby Clements
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Lent, 1469. The recent wars between the House of York and the House of Lancaster seem over. The Yorkist King Edward sits on his throne in Westminster while the Lancastrian claimants are in exile or under lock and key in the Tower. But within the family of York, there is discord. The Earl of Warwick conspires against his king, and while to one another's faces they are all smiles, their household men speak in lies and whispers. No man comes to court unarmed.

    thanks says: "FANTASTIC STORY LINE HOPE TO READ MORE IN THE NEAR"
  • The Nightmare Stacks: A Laundry Files Novel | Charles Stross

    The Nightmare Stacks: A Laundry Files Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Alex Schwartz had a great job and a promising future - until he caught an unfortunate bout of vampirism and agreed (on pain of death) to join the Laundry, Britain's only counter-occult secret intelligence agency. His first assignment is in Leeds - his old hometown. But the thought of telling his parents he's lost his job, let alone their discovering his 'condition', is causing Alex almost as much anxiety as his new lifestyle of supernatural espionage. His only saving grace is Cassie Brewer, a student from the local Goth Festival.

  • The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files | Charles Stross

    The Atrocity Archives: Book 1 in The Laundry Files

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Never volunteer for active duty... Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob's under a desk restoring lost data. His world was dull and safe; but then he went and got Noticed. Now, Bob is up to his neck in spycraft, alternative universes, dimension-hopping terrorists, monstrous elder gods and the end of the world. Only one thing is certain: it will take more than 'control+alt+delete' to sort this mess out...

    Marie says: "Wonderful books"
  • 1356 | Bernard Cornwell

    1356

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Thomas of Hookton, a veteran of Crecy and many other battles, is the leader of a mercenary company of bowmen and men-at-arms who ravage the countryside east of Gascony. Edward, Prince of Wales, later to be known as the Black Prince, is assembling an army to fight the French once more, but before Thomas can join, he must fulfil an urgent task.

    mollymoon1 says: "OK"
  • The Jennifer Morgue: Book 2 in The Laundry Files | Charles Stross

    The Jennifer Morgue: Book 2 in The Laundry Files

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Some agents have all the fun. Others save the world. Bob Howard is an IT expert and occasional field agent for The Laundry, the branch of Her Majesty's Secret Service that deals with occult threats. Dressed (grudgingly) in a tux and sent to the Caribbean, he must infiltrate a millionaire's yacht in order to prevent him violating a treaty that will start a war with an ancient underwater race.

    James says: "oh can we please have some more !"
  • The Sacred Sword: Ben Hope, Book 7 | Scott Mariani

    The Sacred Sword: Ben Hope, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Returning to the UK to try to sort out his stormy personal life, Ben runs into two old friends. Simeon and Michaela were once his fellow students at Oxford; now they are the Reverend and Mrs Arundel. Ben senses that Simeon is deeply troubled, but before the truth can emerge about his secretive research project concerning a mysterious, ancient "sacred sword", both he and Michaela are wiped out in a devastating road crash. Convinced that his friends' deaths were no accident, Ben is propelled on a global quest.

    Amber Bulger says: "Great Story"
  • The Armada Legacy: Ben Hope, Book 8 | Scott Mariani

    The Armada Legacy: Ben Hope, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Scott Mariani
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Former SAS major Ben Hope is relaxing at his home in Normandy when he hears the worst news of his life. His ex-girlfriend, Dr Brooke Marcel, has been kidnapped. Racing against the clock, Ben's frantic search for Brooke leads him from Ireland to the Spanish mountains and the rainforests of Peru. What is the mysterious link between the kidnapping, the salvage of a sunken 16th-century Spanish warship and the secret activities of its wealthy discoverer?

    Hard Press says: "Accents"
  • The Rhesus Chart: A Laundry Files Novel | Charles Stross

    The Rhesus Chart: A Laundry Files Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Charles Stross
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    London can drain the life out of you.... Bob Howard is an intelligence agent working his way through the ranks of the top-secret government agency known as the Laundry. When occult powers threaten the realm, they'll be there to clean up the mess - and deal with the witnesses. There's one kind of threat that the Laundry has never come across in its many decades, and that's vampires. Mention them to a seasoned agent, and you'll be laughed out of the room.

  • The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being | William Davies

    The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By William Davies
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    What was a Buddhist monk doing at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos lecturing the world's leaders on mindfulness? Why do many successful corporations have a chief happiness officer? What can the chemical composition of your brain tell a potential employer about you? In the past decade, governments and corporations have become increasingly interested in measuring the way people feel: the Happiness index, Gross National Happiness, well-being and positive psychology have come to dominate the way we live our lives.

    David Jackson says: "Interesting but hard to follow"
  • The New Enemy: Liam Scott, Book 3 | Andy McNab

    The New Enemy: Liam Scott, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Andy McNab
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    It's a deadly game of hide and seek. Liam Scott has joined Recce Platoon, and it looks like he will be heading for Somalia. His mission is to gather intelligence from behind enemy lines, carrying out top-secret surveillance and dead-letter drops. But he's new to the game and there's a lot to learn. Soon Liam is monitoring a den of Al Shabaab militants and hunting a key terrorist target. Can Recce Platoon find their man and get out undiscovered? If the militants find them first, it's game over...

    Miss L ttophi says: "good series"
  • The Empathy Problem | Gavin Extence

    The Empathy Problem

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Gavin Extence
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Driven by money, power and success, Gabriel has worked ruthlessly to get to the very top of the banking game. He's not going to let the inconvenience of a terminal brain tumour get in his way. But the tumour has other ideas. As it grows, it appears to be doing strange things to Gabriel's personality. Whether he likes it or not, he seems to be becoming less selfish, less mercenary, less unlikeable. Once he could dismiss the rest of humanity as irrelevant. Now he's not so sure.

    Kaggy says: "Wonderful beyond words"
  • The New Recruit | Andy McNab

    The New Recruit

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Andy McNab
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    What if your prank killed your best friend? Could you live with yourself? You try to forget and move on; you enrol in Army training, you want to make something of your life. The training is tough and it almost breaks you. But you survive; you know you'll make a good soldier. Finally, when you're out in Afghanistan, under enemy fire, you come face-to-face with your best friend's brother. He still blames you for his brother's death. You now have more to fear than just enemy soldiers.

    Miss L ttophi says: "grate"
  • Noble Conflict | Malorie Blackman

    Noble Conflict

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Malorie Blackman
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians - an elite peacekeeping force - to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy. When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel - a beautiful girl named Rhea.

  • Forsaken Skies: Book One of The Silence | D. Nolan Clark

    Forsaken Skies: Book One of The Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By D. Nolan Clark
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Commander Lanoe is one of the navy's greatest heroes, but the civil war left him with nothing but painful memories. When a planetary governor is murdered, it falls to Lanoe to hunt down the killer and bring them to justice. Yet his pursuit will lead him towards the greatest threat mankind has ever faced. An unknown armada has emerged from the depths of space, targeting an isolated colony planet. As the colonists plead for help, the politicians and bureaucrats look away. But Lanoe has never run from a fight.

  • Blood Family | Anne Fine

    Blood Family

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Anne Fine
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Edward is four years old when he is locked away with his mother by her abusive, alcoholic partner, Harris. By the time an elderly neighbour spots his pale face peering through a crack in the boarded-up window and raises the alarm, he is seven. Rescue comes, but lasting damage has been done. Sent to live with a kindly foster family, and then adopted, Edward struggles to adapt to normal life. Even as a teenager it's still clear to his new family and schoolmates there's something odd about him.

  • The New Patrol: Liam Scott, Book 2 | Andy McNab

    The New Patrol: Liam Scott, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Andy McNab
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
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    Know your enemy. Liam Scott is back in Afghanistan, this time with 4 Rifles. No longer the new guy, it's his chance to prove himself and take the lead. But the warzone has changed dramatically, and so have the rules. Working alongside the Afghan National Army, Liam and his new patrol face daily attacks from Taliban insurgents. But the real threat seems to be coming from within his unit. It looks like there's a traitor in their midst.

    Mikey says: "A little gem"
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