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  • Smoke and Mirrors: A Stephens and Mephisto Mystery | Elly Griffiths

    Smoke and Mirrors: A Stephens and Mephisto Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Brighton, 1951. Pantomime season is in full swing on the snowy pier, with Max Mephisto starring in Aladdin. But Max's headlines have been stolen by the disappearance ­­of two local children. With fairy tales in the air, it's not long before the press have found a nickname for the case: 'Hansel and Gretel'. DI Edgar Stephens has plenty of leads to investigate. The missing girl, Annie, used to write plays and perform them with her friends.

    peter says: "Another first rate crime novel from Elly Griffiths"
  • The Zig Zag Girl | Elly Griffiths

    The Zig Zag Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Elly Griffiths
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Brighton, 1950: When the body of a girl is found, cut into three, Detective Inspector Edgar Stephens is reminded of a magic trick: the Zig Zag Girl. The inventor of the trick, Max Mephisto, is an old friend of Edgar's. They served together in the war as part of a shadowy unit called the Magic Men. Max is still on the circuit, touring seaside towns in the company of ventriloquists, sword-swallowers, and dancing girls.

    CraigP says: "Disappointing"
  • The Noise of Time | Julian Barnes

    The Noise of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Julian Barnes
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    In May 1937, a man in his early 30s waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now, and few who are taken to the Big House ever return.

    Susan Whitehead says: "The Noise of Time"
  • The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    The Shadow of the Wind

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find.

    Lesley says: "Awesome"
  • Master of War | David Gilman

    Master of War

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By David Gilman
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    England, 1346. For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or join the king's invasion. As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone learns the brutal lessons of war. Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crécy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare.

    graym says: "great story detail"
  • Master of War: Defiant unto Death, Book 2 | David Gilman

    Master of War: Defiant unto Death, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By David Gilman
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    The Black Prince has launched a devastating raid deep into France, laying waste to everything in his path. In response, the French have mustered an army that outnumbers the English forces 10 to 1 and are determined to drive their hated foe from the land after years of bloody conquest. Sir Thomas Blackstone, the British archer knighted on the field of Crecy, has used the intervening years to forge his own war band and has hacked out his own fiefdom in central France.

    Mr. Peter J. P. Buckley says: "Second installment: Visceral and compelling story."
  • The Unknown Ajax | Georgette Heyer

    The Unknown Ajax

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver's brat and heir apparent.

    Caz says: "Very funny - outstanding performance"
  • The Final Hour

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    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    Agent Antonio Alvarez has been tracking a dangerous murderer for years, a nameless hitman responsible for numerous homicides. The Agency deflected him away from his search, but he didn't give up, piecing together clues and hearsay. Now a promotion has allowed him to pursue this man with a handpicked team and bring him to justice. Only problem is the murderer has vanished. Thousands of miles away, the assassin known as Victor has stopped working - recently he began to care; he made mistakes.

  • After the Crash | Michel Bussi,Sam Taylor - translator

    After the Crash

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Michel Bussi, Sam Taylor - translator
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    On the night of 22 December 1980, a plane crashes on the Franco-Swiss border and is engulfed in flames. Out of 169 passengers. 168 are killed instantly. The miraculous sole survivor is a newborn baby. But the identity of the child is unknown, and two families - one rich and affluent, and the other poor - step forward to claim her. So begins a private investigation that wil go on for the next 18 years.... The novel opens on the eve of the girl's 18th birthday.

    MIKE says: "LOVED THE STORY DIDN'T ENJOY THE NARRATOR AT ALL"
  • Conspiracy: Giordano Bruno, Book 5 | S. J. Parris

    Conspiracy: Giordano Bruno, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By S. J. Parris
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    Paris, 1585: Giordano Bruno has come to Paris, a city on the edge of catastrophe. Alone and near destitute, Bruno turns to old friend and zealous preacher Paul Lefevre. But when the priest is murdered, Bruno is pulled into a dangerous world. If Bruno can't uncover the truth, not only is the future of the de Valois monarchy threatened - but his own life will be the forfeit.

    Gabrielle Harvey-Jones says: "Disappointing"
  • Game of Mirrors | Andrea Camilleri

    Game of Mirrors

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    When Montalbano comes to the aid of his new neighbour, Liliana Lombardo, after her car is interfered with, the inspector can little imagine where this will lead. It soon transpires that the young woman is being targeted by someone. But is Liliana's growing interest in Montalbano simply a product of the detective's innate charm? Or is she trying to lead him into trouble? Meanwhile a bomb explodes outside an empty warehouse in Vigàta. But who was it intended for?

    mgn says: "Another fabulous story"
  • The Hunter: Victor the Assassin, Book 1 | Tom Wood

    The Hunter: Victor the Assassin, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    Forget James Bond. Forget Jason Bourne. Forget Jack Bauer. Meet Victor. He's an assassin - a man with no past and no surname. But when a Paris job goes spectacularly wrong, Victor finds himself running for his life across four continents, accompanied by a woman too beautiful to trust, pursued by enemies too powerful to escape.

    Mark says: "Overkill"
  • Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India | William Dalrymple

    Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By William Dalrymple
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine people, nine lives; each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story. William Dalrymple delves deep into the heart of a nation torn between the relentless onslaught of modernity and the ancient traditions that endure to this day.

    Nakul says: "Pathetic"
  • The Darkest Day: Victor the Assassin, Book 5 | Tom Wood

    The Darkest Day: Victor the Assassin, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    He is darkness. She wants him dead. In a city starved of light, she might just succeed. She moves like a shadow; she kills silently: Raven. This elegant assassin has been on the run for years. This time, though, she has picked the wrong target. The hitman known only as "Victor" is as paranoid as he is merciless and is no stranger to being hunted. He tracks his would-be killer across the globe, aiming not only to neutralise the threat but to discover who wants him dead.

    Conrad Baker says: "Great story with fantastic narration"
  • Better Off Dead: Victor the Assassin 4 | Tom Wood

    Better Off Dead: Victor the Assassin 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    A hitman must be anonymous, amoral... and alone. Victor is the face in the crowd you don't see, a perfect assassin with nothing to live for. But when an old friend turns to him for help, he finds he can't refuse. For once his objective isn't to kill but to protect. Hunted through the streets of London by ruthless enemies, Victor needs to be more than just a bodyguard...but his every move leads danger closer to the very person he's vowed to defend. Published in the US as No Tomorrow.

    Mikey says: "A stunning masterpiece"
  • Sirens | Tom Reynolds

    Sirens

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Tom Reynolds
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    A beautifully written insight into the stresses, strains and successes of working for the London Ambulance service. Is there anyone who hasn't wondered about the state of the occupant of an ambulance, screaming along with its sirens on and blue lights flashing? Have you? And have you wondered about the other people inside the ambulance, maybe fighting to save the patient's life?

    Scampy says: "Genuinely funny"
  • Charity Girl | Georgette Heyer

    Charity Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    When Fate and a chivalrous impulse combine to saddle Viscount Desford with a friendless, homeless waif in the engaging shape of Cherry Steane, who else should he turn to in such a scrape but his childhood playmate, Henrietta Silverdale? And although they refused to oblige their parents by marrying, they have always been the best of friends. But as Desford pursues Cherry's grandfather and father around the seedier fringes of society, Hetta is forced to wonder if he might not, at last, have fallen in love.

    Maggie says: "Excellent narration"
  • The Game: Victor the Assassin, Book 3 | Tom Wood

    The Game: Victor the Assassin, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Victor is the perfect killer. He has no past. He will stop at nothing. And he can find you anywhere. In sweltering Algiers, ultra-efficient hitman Victor executes a fellow assassin. But when the CIA comes calling, Victor must pose as his victim to identify the dead man's next mark--a mission that takes him across Europe to the bloody streets of Rome. Working alongside a group of vicious mercenaries, Victor faces an impossible choice: to do what's right, or to sacrifice the only thing he cares about: his life.

    Ryan says: " brilliant"
  • Blade of Light | Andrea Camilleri

    Blade of Light

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    When a gentleman arrives at Montalbano's station to report an armed robbery on his wife that ended with a kiss, the inspector's suspicions are aroused. But Montalbano finds that none of the witnesses' stories add up, and he can't help feeling they're not meant to. Meanwhile there's a case that keeps finding its way back to Montalbano's office. A locked door has appeared on a farmer's disused shed, and then, just as quickly, it disappears.

  • A Time to Die | Tom Wood

    A Time to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Tom Wood
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    If the assassin known only as Victor once had a moral compass, it is long since buried, along with his many victims. Yet some men are so evil, even Victor accepts they must die for reasons other than just money. One such man is Milan Rados, a former commander in the Serbian army who has escaped trial at The Hague to become a formidable criminal power. Tracking down and killing this brutal man will win Victor a reprieve for his own recent crimes on British soil.

    Gary says: "Great and simple as ever"
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