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  • Mr Standfast: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 3 | John Buchan

    Mr Standfast: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    (38)
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    (22)
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    Once again Brigadier General Hannay is taken from the trenches of the front line to save his country on a desperate mission. This time he must find the genius behind a vast network of spies infiltrating English pacifists and conscientious objectors. Hannay finds the man only to have him evade capture at the last moment.

  • She | Henry Rider Haggard

    She

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Henry Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    (17)
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    (14)
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    Ludwig Horace Holly, a Cambridge professor, travels to Africa with his adopted son Leo to investigate the death of Kallicrates, Leo's ancestor, who was murdered by an unknown woman centuries before.They encounter the Amahagger, a fierce tribe of cannibals who live in the caves of Kôr, a huge burial ground of an ancient civilisation decimated by plague

  • Greenmantle: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 2 | John Buchan

    Greenmantle: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (36)
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    (24)
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    (25)

    The second of Richard Hannays' adventures takes him from the trenches of the First World War on a mission of vital importance to the British campaign in the East. In an attempt to manipulate their Turkish allies the Germans have created a religious figurehead, a prophet of a new order to unify the disparate tribes of Asia and crush the allied offensive.

  • Billy Budd | Herman Melville

    Billy Budd

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    On one level...Melville's tale is an historical adventure telling the story of life aboard ship shortly after the mutiny at Spithead in 1797. Billy is taken from a homeward bound merchantman to serve on the 'Seventy Four' HMS Indomitable. He falls foul of Claggart, the 'Master at Arms', and the final confrontation results in death. Billy becomes an unwilling martyr - what passes for justice must be implemented because of the rebellious climate of the time.

  • The Forsyte Saga, Volume 5 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 5

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    The Forsyte feud continues into the next generation with Jolly and Val involved in a drunken bout of fisticuffs.Soames continues to pursue Irene driving her to seek refuge in Paris. Believing that she has a lover, he puts her under surveillance to obtain evidence. Jolyon travels to Paris on the pretext of discussing business and he and Irene spend some time together unaware their movements are being watched.

  • The Frozen Deep | Wilkie Collins

    The Frozen Deep

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (7)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    Richard Wardour leaves England on a voyage to the African coast under the impression he is engaged to delicate orphan Clara Burnham. Despite sending him a letter stating the contrary Clara is anxious for her honour. She is aware that he may not have received the missive and is now betrothed to another, Frank Aldersley. When Richard returns and is refused, he immediately sets sail on an expedition to the Arctic, unaware that in the same party is Clara's accepted lover.

  • Prester John | John Buchan

    Prester John

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (9)
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    (7)
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    What is sinister preacher John Laputa doing on a remote Scottish shore in the moonlight hours? Young David Crawfurd and his friends are lucky to escape with their lives when they disturb his rituals. Years later David travels to Africa and meets the minister again, this time in company with the evil Henriques.

  • Mr Wray's Cash Box | Wilkie Collins

    Mr Wray's Cash Box

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Mr. Reuben Wray, a retired actor who has had little public success, flees Stratford-upon-Avon fearing pursuit by the police. He arrives in Tidbury in the Marsh and sets up shop teaching elocution. Two local villains notice he carries a rather large cash box and attempt to steal the contents. When their plans come to naught and they exact their revenge Mr. Wray is left devastated and it takes Annie, his granddaughter, and her intended, Martin, to rectify the situation.

  • Moonfleet | J. Meade Falkner

    Moonfleet

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J. Meade Falkner
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (36)
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    (22)
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    A tale of smuggling and mystery on the Dorset coast as told by John Trenchard, a boy obsessed with discovering the secret of Colonel 'Blackbeard' Mohune's hidden treasure. One night, trapped in the Mohune family vault beneath the church, John finds a locket round the Colonel's neck which contains verses from the Psalms of David. What could it mean?

  • The Forsyte Saga, Volume 4 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    (3)
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    (3)
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    It is 1899. Old Jolyon has long since been buried at Robin Hill, and with the death of Aunt Susan in 1895 and Roger's funeral opening this instalment of the Saga, the Forsytes are fast becoming aware of their mortality. Yet more problems beset the family.

  • The Forsyte Saga, Volume 6 | John Galsworthy

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume 6

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Galsworthy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Soames travels to Paris to make one last attempt to regain Irene and the detective agency think they have found the man involved in the affair.Irene returns to London to seek Jolyon's help and the two become closer while Soames takes out some insurance with Annette's mother.The spurned husband confronts the lovers at Robin Hill in a meeting which verges on violence and as devastating news comes from the Front more young Forsytes prepare to serve their country.

  • The Island of Sheep: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 5 | John Buchan

    The Island of Sheep: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    (34)
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    The last of John Buchan's thrillers and the final appearance of Richard Hannay now in retirement reverie deep in the comfortable Cotswolds.However, he and Sandy [Lord Clanroyden] are roused to action once more to help the son of a recently deceased treasure hunter, called Haraldsen. The heir is receiving threats from Lancelot Troth, a man who believes himself ill treated financially by Haraldsen's father and seeks revenge and reparation.

  • The Courts of the Morning | John Buchan

    The Courts of the Morning

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Newcombe Joyce
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    Sir Richard Hannay introduces this last adventure involving his old friends.

    John Blenkiron discovers that a ruthless industrialist is plotting to destabilise America and cause global turmoil. Although Bavarian born, Castor plans to dominate the world from Olifa, a small country in Latin America. Hannay realises he is now too old for the job of thwarting these evil designs and enlists the aid of his old friend Sandy Arbuthnot, now Lord Clanroyden.

  • The Card | Arnold Bennett

    The Card

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Arnold Bennett
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Arnold Bennett's... splendidly comic portrayal of Edward Henry Machin, known as Denry to his mother to save time, is set in Bursley, one of the author's Five Towns of Staffordshire. Starting in 1897, when Denry first saw the smoke of the potbanks, the tale chronicles his rise to fame and wealth including such events as improving his exam results to guarantee success, adjusting the guest list of the municipal ball to include himself and then daring to ask the Countess of Chell to dance!

  • Under the Greenwood Tree | Thomas Hardy

    Under the Greenwood Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A wonderfully evocative tale of the courtship of Fancy Day, newly arrived schoolmistress, by Dick Dewy, carrier of goods, during the four seasons of one year in Wessex. Most of Hardy's work had tragedy woven into the narrative but 'Under the Greenwood Tree' is full of whimsy and good humour. The story is not without its serious comment, however, as Hardy reflects on class division and the disappearance of heritage in the rural community.

  • The Three Hostages | John Buchan

    The Three Hostages

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (10)
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    Hannay to the rescue once more! This time...our hero is summoned from his tranquil life in rural Oxfordshire to save the world from a financial conspiracy which threatens the global economy. Hannay comes to believe that the villain behind all this must be Dominick Medina. But can such a brilliant, charming idol of the nation be using Eastern magic to suborn industrialists, magnates and other such pillars of society as his slaves?

  • The Castle of Otranto | Horace Walpole

    The Castle of Otranto

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Horace Walpole
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Visions have always been... my pasture. I almost think there is no wisdom comparable to that of exchanging the realities of life for dreams. Old castles, old pictures, old histories take one back into centuries that cannot disappoint. I waked one morning from a dream of which all I could recover was that I had thought myself in a ancient castle and that on the uppermost banister of a great staircase I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate.

  • The Thirty Nine Steps: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 1 | John Buchan

    The Thirty Nine Steps: A Richard Hannay Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Buchan
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (36)
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    (25)
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    Among the first espionage thrillers and an acknowledged classic, The Thirty-Nine Steps well deserves its accolades as one of the best adventure stories of all time. Leaving aside the improbable denouement, the fast paced, brilliantly conceived narrative still excites and carries one along with the sheer suspense of the manhunt - a recurring theme in literature - and Hannay's struggle against the evil that is the 'Black Stone'.

  • The Coral Island | R. M. Ballantyne

    The Coral Island

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By R. M. Ballantyne
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    Heroes Ralph, Jack and Peterkin set sail on the Arrow and are the only three survivors of a fearful shipwreck. They are washed ashore on a seemingly idyllic coral island.This tranquillity is violently disturbed, first by a tribe of bloodthirsty cannibals and then by the invasion of a vicious pirate and his gang of cut-throats. Will the boys thwart their enemies and live to see England again?

  • Raffles Run Out | E. W. Hornung

    Raffles Run Out

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By E. W. Hornung
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
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    The resurrected Raffles has his final innings in these whimsical adventurous reminiscences recounted by his accomplice and friend Bunny Manders. The author skillfully manages to tie up a few loose ends from preceding plots and the final revelation is a moving tribute to his fictional hero, the finest slow bowler of his generation and best known gentleman thief in literary history.

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