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  • Let Not the Deep: British Military Quartet, Book 1 | Mike Lunnon-Wood

    Let Not the Deep: British Military Quartet, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Mike Lunnon-Wood
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    A crippled cargo ship drifts helplessly in the face of an oncoming hurricane-force storm. On board, a passenger whose presence means the world is watching. Only the skill, determination and raw courage of a lifeboat crew and the British military forces despatched to save them offer any hope of survival. But set against the savagery of the Atlantic even that might not be enough....

    clive says: "Exciting stuff!"
  • King's Shilling: British Military Quartet, Book 2 | Mike Lunnon-Wood

    King's Shilling: British Military Quartet, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Mike Lunnon-Wood
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    As a powerful insurgent army closes on Liberia's capital, London is forced to act, and HMS Beaufort is dispatched to West Africa to pull British nationals from the teeth of encroaching danger. But when the volatile situation ashore unravels, the frigate's crew must draw deep on reserves of skill, ingenuity and sheer bloody-mindedness to save it. And with time running out, Beaufort's Captain makes the decision to take his ship upriver....

    Andrew N. says: "Gripping"
  • Long Reach: British Military Quartet, Book 3 | Mike Lunnon-Wood

    Long Reach: British Military Quartet, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mike Lunnon-Wood
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    When Belize is invaded by a powerful neighbour, it's Britain that must spring to the defence of this old outpost of empire. But intervening in distant Central America will test the limits of the former colonial power. And in the end the outcome will turn on the skill, boldness and heart-bursting bravery of a handful of British forces already in country....

    Simon P says: "A gripping fictional war story"
  • Alone in Berlin | Hans Fallada,Michael Hofmann (translator)

    Alone in Berlin

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Hans Fallada, Michael Hofmann (translator)
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    Berlin, 1940. The city is paralysed by fear. But one man refuses to be scared.Otto, an ordinary German living in a shabby apartment block, tries to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when he discovers his only son has been killed fighting at the front he's shocked into an extraordinary act of resistance, and starts to drop anonymous postcards attacking Hitler across the city. If caught, he will be executed.

    judith says: "A Perfect Novel"
  • Congo Blue: British Military Quartet, Book 4 | Mike Lunnon-Wood

    Congo Blue: British Military Quartet, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mike Lunnon-Wood
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    When a group of missionaries get caught up in bloody African civil war, London is forced to act. For the men of 40 Commando, Royal Marines, it should be a quick in and out. A nice clean operation. But what awaits them will test them like never before. And, facing overwhelming odds, this time the skill and raw courage of these legendary fighting men may not be enough....

    Mr A P Hodgson says: "A story of heroism and faith"
  • The FINTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries | Susanne Chishti,Janos Barberis

    The FINTECH Book: The Financial Technology Handbook for Investors, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Susanne Chishti, Janos Barberis
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    A front-line industry insider's look at the financial technology explosion. The FINTECH Book is your primary guide to the financial technology revolution, and the disruption, innovation, and opportunity therein. Written by prominent thought leaders in the global fintech investment space, this book aggregates diverse industry expertise into a single informative volume to provide entrepreneurs, bankers, and investors with the answers they need to capitalize on this lucrative market.

  • All Fall Down | Tom Bale

    All Fall Down

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Tom Bale
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    It should have been an idyllic day for the Turner family - until a dying man, beaten beyond all recognition, arrives at their home, uttering the words 'help me'. Rob and Wendy Turner and their children try to explain away the horrific scene as being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but in the days that follow, their lives are threatened in ways they could never imagine. The family is unaware that they are being watched by someone with their own terrifying agenda, who will stop at nothing to fulfil their own twisted desires.

    Kaggy says: "Phew - What a twisty turny thing!"
  • Immortal | Duncan Hamilton

    Immortal

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Duncan Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    George Best is considered the greatest footballer of our time. No other imposed himself so completely on to the romantic imagination. No other was so emblematic of the era during which he flourished. And no other will ever be as memorable as George Best. On the field Best's skills were sublime and almost other-worldly. Off it, he had a magnetic appeal. He was treated like a pop icon and a pin-up; a fashion-model and a sex-symbol. Every man envied him and every woman adored him.

    kmcca5 says: "Would recommend to any football fan."
  • Blood & Beauty | Sarah Dunant

    Blood & Beauty

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    Rodrigo Borgia picks up his papal skirts and walks out on to the public balcony.Sixty-one years old. How many years does he have in front of him? By his age, four of the five popes he had served were already rotting in their tombs. Sixty-one. Three sons, a ripening daughter and a sublime young mistress, ready to drop more fruit.Borgia blood. Thick with ambition and determination. How long does he need? Give him another ten - no, fifteen - summers and he will have the bull crest emblazoned over half of Italy.

    Patricia White says: "Outstanding"
  • The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family | Emer O'Sullivan

    The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Emer O'Sullivan
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    The Fall of the House of Wilde for the first time places Oscar Wilde as a member of one of the most dazzling Anglo-Irish families of Victorian times and in the broader social, political and religious context. A remarkable and perceptive account, this is a major repositioning of our first modern celebrity, a man whose own fall from grace in a trial as public as his father's marked the end of fin de si├Ęcle decadence.

  • The Beatles: The Authorised Biography | Hunter Davies

    The Beatles: The Authorised Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Hunter Davies
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    There's only one book that ever truly got inside the Beatles, and this is it. During 1967 and 1968, Hunter Davies spent 18 months with the Beatles at the peak of their powers as they defined a generation and rewrote popular music. As their only-ever authorised biographer, he had unparalleled access - not just to John, Paul, George, and Ringo, but to friends, family, and colleagues. He collected a wealth of intimate and revealing material that makes this the classic Beatles book - the one all other biographers look to.

    Mr. David Walker says: "Surprised"
  • The Borgias | Christopher Hibbert

    The Borgias

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christopher Hibbert
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. Notorious for seizing power, wealth, land and titles through bribery, marriage and murder, the dynasty's dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to its occupation of the highest position in Renaissance society forms a gripping tale. Erudite, witty and always insightful, Hibbert removes the layers of myth around the Borgia family and creates a portrait alive with a superb sense of character and place.

    Gale says: "Great read. Great narration."
  • A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages: Brief Histories | Martyn Whittock

    A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages: Brief Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Martyn Whittock
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    A fascinating new portrait of Medieval Britain that brings together the everyday and the extraordinary. Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and his master. The life of Dick Whittington illuminates the rise of the urban elite.

    Teresa Cooper says: "Back in the dark ages. "
  • Head On | Ian Botham

    Head On

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Ian Botham
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    Voted the greatest English cricketer of the 20th century by the fans, Sir Ian Botham is the English game's one true living legend, and his story, both on and off the pitch, reads like a Boy's Own rollercoaster ride. Born with a natural genius for the game, Botham began breaking records with bat and ball from a young age and soon became the man English cricket expected most from. After a troubled period as captain, Botham rose once again to become a national hero with his display in the Miracle Ashes of 1981.

    R. Kitzinger says: "Typical Botham! Honest and no fence sitting!"
  • Round the Bend | Nevil Shute

    Round the Bend

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Nevil Shute
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air-freight business, he little realises the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a religious power which inspires everyone he meets to a new faith and hope for humanity. As Cutter's business grows across Asia, so does Shaklin's fame, until he is widely regarded as a unifying deity. Though he struggles to believe Shaklin is indeed divine, Cutter too finds solace in his friend's teachings, and commits to passing on his message.

    Patrick says: "Feels Good"
  • A Brief History of the Knights Templar: Brief Histories | Helen Nicholson

    A Brief History of the Knights Templar: Brief Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Helen Nicholson
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    Much has been written about the Knights Templar in recent years. A leading specialist in the history of this legendary medieval order now writes a full account of the Knights of the Order of the Temple of Solomon, to give them their full title, bringing the latest findings to a general audience. Putting many of the myths finally to rest, Nicholson recounts a new history of these storm troopers of the papacy, founded during the crusades but who got so rich and influential

    David says: "Okay, an insight, seemed a bit disjointed"
  • The Anatomy of Ghosts | Andrew Taylor

    The Anatomy of Ghosts

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge. The ghost of Sylvia Whichcote is rumoured to be haunting Jerusalem, since disturbed fellow-commoner, Frank Oldershaw, claims to have seen the dead woman prowling the grounds. Desperate to salvage her son's reputation, Lady Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth, author of The Anatomy of Ghosts a stinging account of why ghosts are mere delusion to investigate.

    V. Hannides says: "Good book, brilliantly read."
  • The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes | Donald Thomas

    The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Donald Thomas
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    This compelling collection brings Baker Street's celebrated resident and his cohort, Dr Watson, out of retirement to investigate seven of the most notorious mysteries in the annals of true crime, from the murder of a London prostitute to the 1907 theft of the Irish Crown Jewels.

    elly gausden says: "Good idea, good narrator but a bit dull"
  • Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil | Donald Thomas

    Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Donald Thomas
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    In these five tales, Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of his powers: he co-operates with a young Winston Churchill in the famed Siege of Sydney Street, helps defeat a plan for a German invasion outlined in the Zimmerman Telegram, establishes a link between two missing lighthouse keepers and the royal treasures of King John, contends with a supernatural curse places upon an eccentric aristocrat, and discovers a lost epic of Lord Byron.

    Ms Lixie says: "Not his best but still good."
  • Tolstoy | A N Wilson

    Tolstoy

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By A N Wilson
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    In this biography of Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, A. N. Wilson narrates the complex drama of the writer's life: his childhood of aristocratic privilege but emotional deprivation, his discovery of his literary genius after aimless years of gambling and womanizing, and his increasingly disastrous marriage. Wilson sweeps away the long-held belief that Tolstoy's works were the exact mirror of his life and instead traces the roots of Tolstoy's art to his relationship with God, with women, and with Russia.

    Kirstine says: "A fascinating biography"
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