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  • Battle for the Falklands | Max Hastings

    Battle for the Falklands

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
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    (201)

    The Falklands War was one of the strangest in British history - 28,000 men sent to fight for a tiny relic of empire 8,000 miles from home. At the time, many Britons saw it as a tragic absurdity, but the British victory confirmed the quality of British arms and boosted the political fortunes of the Conservative government.

    S. Morris says: "Comprehensive But Not What I Hoped For"
  • Deathlist: A Strikeback Novel | Chris Ryan

    Deathlist: A Strikeback Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Chris Ryan
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (447)
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    (406)
    Story
    (402)

    John Porter, hero of the original Strikeback novel and TV series, returns in an exciting adventure when old enemies attack the SAS. It's 1999. A bitterly cold morning in the Brecon Beacons, and the soldiers trying out for SAS Selection are preparing to face their toughest test yet. Overseeing the soldiers is John Porter: once a promising young Blade, now a broken man and a drunk, seeing out his days in the Regiment Training Wing. But before the Fan Dance can begin, six masked gunmen carry out a devastating attack.

    N. Brooks says: "One of Chris Ryan's bests!"
  • Takedown | Stephen Leather

    Takedown

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (102)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (96)

    When a British Special Forces soldier goes rogue, carrying out an attack at a US Army base in Syria leading to the death of two men, ex-MI5 controller Charlotte Button is hired to work out what his plan is and to take him down before he can carry it out. When the man returns to the UK, it looks like the threat will be a lot closer to home. Charlotte puts her best man on the case - hitman Lex Harper.

    Simon says: "Emerging From Shepherd's Flock"
  • The Sandpit | Stephen Leather

    The Sandpit

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (12)
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    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Who was Dan "Spider" Shepherd before he signed up as an undercover cop and began working for MI5? The Sandpit rewinds with an action-packed rollercoaster to his days in the SAS.... Dan Shepherd and his SAS team are sent into the badlands of Afghanistan to train the rebels who are battling Taliban fanatics. But what starts as a training mission in The Sandpit rapidly turns into a life or death struggle with Shepherd and his team very much in the firing line.

  • Inferno | Dan Brown

    Inferno

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2677)
    Performance
    (2419)
    Story
    (2426)

    Dan Brown's new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan Brown comments: "Although I studied Dante's Inferno as a student, it wasn't until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante's work on the modern world."

    Michelle says: "Great Improvement"
  • The Nowhere Man: Orphan X, Book 2 | Gregg Hurwitz

    The Nowhere Man: Orphan X, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    (4)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    Ambushed and drugged, Evan Smoak wakes up in a locked room with no idea where he is or who has captured him. As he tries to piece together what's happened, he receives a desperate call for help. With time running out, he will need to out-manoeuvre a powerful opponent to have any chance of escape. He's got to save himself to protect those whose lives depend on him...or die trying.

  • The Pillars of the Earth | Ken Follett

    The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Overall
    (1688)
    Performance
    (955)
    Story
    (955)

    The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

    Robert says: "The Pillars of the Earth"
  • The Hard Way: Jack Reacher 10 | Lee Child

    The Hard Way: Jack Reacher 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (892)
    Performance
    (732)
    Story
    (732)

    Late at night in a New York café army-cop-turned-drifter Jack Reacher orders coffee in a cup made of foam, not china, so that he can move on at a moment's notice.He owns nothing, carries less, has never encountered a female colleague he can't bed, or a case he can't solve.But now Reacher is confronted by a situation so disturbing and deceptive that the truth eludes him.Has he painted targets on the good guys' backs?So Reacher starts over at square one. He sweats the details and works the clues.

    Jacqueline says: "Classic Reacher"
  • The Flame Bearer: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 10 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Flame Bearer: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Matt Bates
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    Overall
    (540)
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    (508)
    Story
    (505)

    The brand-new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major TV show The Last Kingdom is based on the first two novels in the series. From the day it was stolen from me, I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island; it was massive, it could be approached only on land by a single narrow track - and it was mine.

    Judy says: "Another brilliant story"
  • A Wanted Man: Jack Reacher 17 | Lee Child

    A Wanted Man: Jack Reacher 17

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (770)
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    (554)
    Story
    (555)

    When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose patched with silver duct tape - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia, so he doesn't quit. And at last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman. But within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys....

    Roberto says: "Excellent listen - Lee Child is back on top form"
  • The Lost Symbol | Dan Brown

    The Lost Symbol

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
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    Overall
    (1855)
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    (895)
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    (897)

    Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to deliver an evening lecture in the U.S. Capitol. Within minutes of his arrival, the night takes a bizarre turn. A disturbing object is discovered in the Capitol Building. The object is an ancient invitation, meant to usher its recipient into a long-lost world of hidden esoteric wisdom. And when Langdon's mentor is kidnapped, Langdon's only hope of saving him is to accept this invitation and follow wherever it leads him.

    Kirstine says: "Pacy, preposterous story marred by finale"
  • Jericho's War | Gerald Seymour

    Jericho's War

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Gerald Seymour
    • Narrated By Leighton Pugh
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    (30)
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    (28)
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    (28)

    In a moment of suspense that will affect many thousands of lives, a handful of people will converge on a barren stretch of Yemeni desert. Corrie Rankin is already a legend at MI6 when he is sent to take down a high-value player in the war against Al Qaeda. This is Jericho's War. The weapons it deploys and the brutal aims it pursues are state of the art. The fear it breeds and the raw bravery it demands are as timeless as the desert itself.

    Peter Fisher says: "Narration devoid of drama."
  • Dark Forces: The 13th Spider Shepherd Thriller | Stephen Leather

    Dark Forces: The 13th Spider Shepherd Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Paul Thornley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (331)
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    (311)
    Story
    (311)

    A violent South London gang will be destroyed if Dan 'Spider' Shepherd can gather enough evidence against them while posing as a ruthless hit man. What he doesn't know is that his work as an undercover agent for MI5 is about to intersect with the biggest terrorist operation ever carried out on British soil. Only weeks before, Shepherd witnessed a highly skilled IS sniper escape from a targeted missile strike in Syria. But never in his wildest dreams did he expect to next come across the shooter in a grimy East London flat.

    pete boatman says: "Brilliant"
  • The Da Vinci Code | Dan Brown

    The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1049)
    Performance
    (635)
    Story
    (637)

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2005.

    A murder in the silent, late night halls of the Louvre reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his cryptographer daughter and her symbologist friend can untangle.

    Stephen says: "The stressful car-ride to work?"
  • World Without End | Ken Follett

    World Without End

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1276)
    Performance
    (698)
    Story
    (696)

    On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius, and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war.

    sally says: "Great for long journeys"
  • The Generals: Wellington and Napoleon 2 | Simon Scarrow

    The Generals: Wellington and Napoleon 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
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    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    The Generals is the compelling second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Wellington and Napoleon quartet. In the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte stands accused of treachery and corruption. His reputation is saved by his skill in leading his men to victory in Italy and Egypt. But then he must restore order in France and find peace or victory over her enemies: England and Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington).

    Ian C Dando says: "Fabulous."
  • The Burning Land: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Burning Land: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Stephen Perring
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (468)
    Performance
    (346)
    Story
    (346)

    In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.

    AdeG says: "Where is Jonathan Keeble?"
  • Hard Landing: Dan Shepherd, Book 1 | Stephen Leather

    Hard Landing: Dan Shepherd, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Stephen Leather
    • Narrated By Martyn Read
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (384)
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    (363)
    Story
    (361)

    As a detective working for an elite undercover squad, Dan "Spider" Shepherd has lied, cheated, and conned in order to bring Britain's most wanted criminals to justice. When a powerful drugs baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd is given his most dangerous assignment yet. He has to go undercover in a top-security prison - a world where one wrong move will mean certain death. Playing his role to perfection, Shepherd gambles everything to move in on his quarry - only to realise that the man he is set to trap is even more dangerous than the police anticipated....

    G. Myers says: "First class entertainment"
  • FREE SAMPLE - The Ladykiller | Martina Cole

    FREE SAMPLE - The Ladykiller

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Martina Cole
    • Narrated By Annie Aldington
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    George Markham has a nasty little hobby, one that erupts into an orgy of viscous sexual depravity. Patrick Kelly is a hard man. His one soft spot is his daughter, and when she falls victim to the Grantley Ripper, Kelly wants revenge. The DI in charge of the case is Kate Burrows. She feels for Kelly, but her growing involvement with a known villain is putting her career at risk....

    Baaabara says: "free taster of misogynistic crap"
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1 | Becky Chambers

    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Becky Chambers
    • Narrated By Patricia Rodriguez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (567)
    Performance
    (535)
    Story
    (533)

    Firefly meets Mass Effect in this thrilling self-published debut! When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she could possibly want: a small, quiet spot to call home for a while, adventure in far-off corners of the galaxy, and distance from her troubled past. But Rosemary gets more than she bargained for with the Wayfarer.

    Mark says: "for young adults"
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