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  • Shadow Kill: A Strikeback Novel (2) | Chris Ryan

    Shadow Kill: A Strikeback Novel (2)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Chris Ryan
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    The lot of an SAS man is not always a happy one. Strikeback hero John Porter is sent on a mission with Regimental scallywag John Bald. Where Porter plays it by the book, Bald will always want to break the rules. They are sent to Sierra Leone to extract Ronald Soames, a former CEO of the Regiment and now right-hand man to the President. But when Porter and Bald arrive, the Englishman has disappeared, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.

    John Zippo says: "Fantastically Awesome"
  • Deathlist: A Strikeback Novel | Chris Ryan

    Deathlist: A Strikeback Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Chris Ryan
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    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!"
  • The Serpent Sword: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 1 | Matthew Harffy

    The Serpent Sword: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Matthew Harffy
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    Beobrand is compelled by his brother's almost-certain murder to embark on a quest for revenge in the war-ravaged kingdoms of Northumbria. The land is rife with danger, as warlords vie for supremacy and dominion. In the battles for control of the region, new oaths are made and broken, and loyalties are tested to the limits. With no patronage and no experience, Beobrand must form his own allegiances and learn to fight with sword and shield. Relentless in pursuit of his enemies, he faces challenges which transform him from a boy to a man.

    Bairdy1985 says: "Bloody & Brilliant"
  • Finest Years | Max Hastings

    Finest Years

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    Preeminent military historian Max Hastings presents Winston Churchill as he has never been seen before. Winston Churchill was the greatest war leader Britain ever had. In 1940, the nation rallied behind him in an extraordinary fashion. But thereafter, argues Max Hastings, there was a deep divide between what Churchill wanted from the British people and their army, and what they were capable of delivering.

    J says: "Superbly written and delivered"
  • Blood and Blade: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 3 | Matthew Harffy

    Blood and Blade: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Matthew Harffy
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    Oswald is now King of Northumbria. However, his plans for further alliances and conquests are quickly thrown into disarray when his wedding to a princess of Wessex is interrupted by news of a Pictish uprising. Rushing north, Oswald leaves Beobrand to escort the young queen to her new home. Their path is fraught with danger and uncertainty, Beobrand must try to unravel secrets and lies if they are to survive. Meanwhile, old enemies are closing in, seeking brutal revenge.

    Kurtis says: "A tale about the real Kings and Lords in the North"
  • The Improbability of Love | Hannah Rothschild

    The Improbability of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Hannah Rothschild
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards, Jilly Bond
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    Annie McDee, alone after the disintegration of her long-term relationship and trapped in a dead-end job, is searching for a present for her unsuitable lover in a neglected secondhand shop. Within the jumble of junk and tack, a grimy painting catches her eye. Leaving the store with the picture after spending her meagre savings, she prepares an elaborate dinner for two - only to be stood up, the gift gathering dust on her mantelpiece.

    bookylady says: "I Loved Every Minute of It. Great Characters."
  • Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944 | Max Hastings

    Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy 1944

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    The famous D-Day landings of 6 June, 1944, marked the beginning of Operation Overlord, the battle for the liberation of Europe. Republished as part of the Pan Military Classics series, Max Hastings' acclaimed account overturns many traditional legends in this memorable study. Drawing together the eyewitness accounts of survivors from both sides, plus a wealth of previously untapped sources and documents, Overlord provides a brilliant, controversial perspective on the devastating battle.

    Christopher Samuel says: "SEVENTY YEARS ON WE CAN SEE MORE CLEARLY"
  • Bomber Command | Max Hastings

    Bomber Command

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    With an introduction read by Max Hastings. Bomber Command's offensive against the cities of Germany was one of the epic campaigns of the Second World War. More than 56,000 British and Commonwealth aircrew and 600,000 Germans died in the course of the RAF's attempt to win the war by bombing. The struggle began in 1939 with a few score primitive Whitleys, Hampdens and Wellingtons, and ended six years later with 1,600 Lancasters, Halifaxes, and Mosquitoes razing whole cities in a single night.

    Jim says: "Masterful Military History"
  • The Cross and the Curse: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 2 | Matthew Harffy

    The Cross and the Curse: The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Matthew Harffy
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    Warlords battle across Britain to become the first king of the English. After a stunning victory against the native Waelisc, Beobrand returns a hero. His valour is rewarded with wealth and land by Oswald, king of Northumbria. He retires to his new estate with his bride only to find himself surrounded by enemies old and new. With treachery and death on all sides, Beobrand fears he will lose all he holds dear. On a quest for revenge and redemption, he accepts the mantle of lord, leading his men into the darkest of nights and the bloodiest of battles.

    The Wolf says: "Great listen!"
  • Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent | Mick Conefrey

    Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mick Conefrey
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    On the morning of 2 June 1953, the day of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, the first news ebbed through to the British public of a magnificent achievement: Everest had finally been conquered. Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, this is a groundbreaking new account of that extraordinary first ascent. In a thrilling tale of adventure and courage, Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was actually beset by crisis and controversy, both on and off the mountain.

    carrosvoss says: "Man! That story is epic!"
  • The Voyage of the Beagle | Charles Darwin

    The Voyage of the Beagle

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Charles Darwin
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    I hate every wave of the ocean', the seasick Charles Darwin wrote to his family during his five-year voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle. It was this world-wide journey, however, that launched the scientists career.

    Dreamsmith says: "You'll never get bored!"
  • Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were | Philip Lymbery

    Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Philip Lymbery
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    A tour of some of the world's most iconic and endangered species - and what we can do to save them. Climate change and habitat destruction are not the only culprits behind so many animals facing extinction. The impact of consumer demand for cheap meat is equally devastating, and it is vital that we confront this problem if we are to stand a chance of reducing its effect on the world around us. Our planet's resources are reaching a breaking point.

  • Nights of the Witch: War God, Book 1 | Graham Hancock

    Nights of the Witch: War God, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Graham Hancock
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    A young girl called Tozi stands at the bottom of a pyramid, waiting to be led to the top where her heart will be cut out.... Pepillo, a Spanish orphan who serves a sadistic Dominican friar, is aboard the Spanish fleet as it sails towards Mexico.... This is the epic story of the clash of two empires, two armies and two gods of war. Five hundred desperate adventurers are about to pit themselves against the most brutal armies of the ancient Americas, armies hundreds of thousands strong.

    ben says: "Loved it."
  • Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941 | Ian Kershaw

    Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    Ian Kershaw's Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-41 offers a penetrating insight into a series of momentous political decisions that shaped the course of the Second World War. The hurricane of events that marked the opening of the Second World War meant that anything could happen. For the aggressors there was no limit to their ambitions; for their victims a new Dark Age beckoned. Over the next few months their fates would be determined.

    Olivier says: "Fantastic Narrator, Barnaby Edwards"
  • News From Nowhere | William Morris

    News From Nowhere

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By William Morris
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    News from Nowhere (1890) is the best-known prose work of William Morris. The novel describes the encounter between a visitor from the 19th century, William Guest, and a decentralized and humane socialist future. Set over a century after a revolutionary upheaval in 1952, these 'Chapters from a Utopian Romance' recount his journey across London and up the Thames to Kelmscott Manor, Morris's own country house in Oxfordshire.

  • Ghosts of K2 | Mick Conefrey

    Ghosts of K2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mick Conefrey
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    At 28,251 feet, K2 might be almost 800 feet shorter than Everest, but it's a far harder climb. It will kill you on the way up and the way down. Mick Conefrey guides us through the early story of the legendary mountain and the extraordinary attempts that led up to its first ascent in 1954 - these are tales of riveting drama and unimaginable tragedy.

    Andrew says: "The story behind the story - very good"
  • Return of the Plumed Serpent: War God, Book 2 | Graham Hancock

    Return of the Plumed Serpent: War God, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Graham Hancock
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    Graham Hancock, an expert in ancient civilisations and author of the nine million selling Fingerprints of the Gods, and expert too, on the use of hallucinogens to achieve higher states of consciousness, brings these two interests together in the second volume of the War God trilogy. The conquistador Hernán Cortés is dreaming of Tenochtitlan, the golden city of Aztecs.

    Ilona says: "Masterpiece!"
  • The Glamour | Christopher Priest

    The Glamour

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Christopher Priest
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    Cameraman Richard Grey's memory has blanked out the few weeks before he was injured in a car bomb explosion. When he is visited by a girl who seems to have been his lover, his attempts to recall the forgotten period produce an odyssey through France and conflicting accounts of what happened. When Susan Kewley speaks to him of that time, he finds himself glimpsing a terrible twilight world - the world of "the glamour".

    Kaggy says: "Do we all experience this enchantment?"
  • The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse | Piu Marie Eatwell

    The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Piu Marie Eatwell
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    1897: An elderly widow, Anna Maria Druce, made a strange request of the London Ecclesiastical Court: it was for the exhumation of the grave of her late father-in-law, T. C. Druce. Behind her application lay a sensational claim: that Druce had been none other than the eccentric and massively wealthy 5th duke of Portland, and that the now dead duke had faked the death of his alter ego. When opened, Anna Maria contended, Druce's coffin would be found to be empty. The legal case that followed would last for ten years.

    M. B. Radford says: "A teasingly, strange account."
  • Fall of Light: The Second Book in the Kharkanas Trilogy | Steven Erikson

    Fall of Light: The Second Book in the Kharkanas Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Steven Erikson
    • Narrated By Barnaby Edwards
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    It is a bitter winter, and civil war is ravaging Kurald Galain. Urusander's Legion prepares to march on the city of Kharkanas. The rebels' only opposition lies scattered and weakened - bereft of a leader since Anomander's departure in search of his estranged brother. The remaining brother, Silchas Ruin, rules in his stead. He seeks to gather the Houseblades of the Highborn families to him and resurrect the Hust Legion in the southlands, but he is fast running out of time.

    mike says: "Long winded"
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