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    • The Complete Short Stories

    • By: J. G. Ballard
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrrom, William Gaminara, Sean Barrett, and others
    • Length: 65 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    A collection of 98 enthralling and pulse-quickening stories, spanning five decades, venerates the remarkable imagination of J. G. Ballard. With a body of work unparalleled in twentieth-century literature, J. G. Ballard is recognized as one of the greatest and most prophetic writers in the world. With the much-hailed release of The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard, readers now have a means to celebrate the unmatched range and mesmerizing cadences of a literary genius.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Majestic Collection

    • By G. K. Lowell on 14-05-15

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Alien: River of Pain

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Christopher Golden, Dirk Maggs
    • Narrated by: Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Colin Salmon, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,600
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,443
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,436

    Ellen Ripley finally returns to Earth, only to discover that LV-426 — where the crew of the Nostromo first came into contact with the deadly xenomorphs — has been renamed Acheron. Protected by Colonial Marines, the colonists seek to terraform the storm-swept planet against all the odds. But in the face of brutal living conditions and the daily struggles of a new world, there is humanity and hope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What happened on Planet LV-426?

    • By Becks on 26-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Aliens

    • The Official Movie Novelization
    • By: Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    Returned to Earth, Ellen Ripley learns that a colony has been established on LV-426, the planet where the crew of the Nostromo found the original Alien. But contact with the colonists has been lost, so she must accompany a unit of colonial marines to discover their fate. And to destroy any Aliens found on the planet known as Acheron. This is a groundbreaking sequel by science fiction legend Alan Dean Foster, with the wonderful characters and rapid-fire action that make Aliens one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This time it's more

    • By Steve on 30-12-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Only Human

    • Themis Files, Book 3
    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: Sylvain Neuvel, William Hope, Charlie Anson, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 310

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel, read by a returning cast. We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside. We were wrong. As the human race picks up the pieces of destruction left behind, a new world order emerges. New alliances are formed. Old divisions are strengthened. And, with a power struggle fuelled by the threat of mutually assured destruction, nothing is certain.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing ending to an excellent series

    • By Mr on 01-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Rabbit, Run

    • By: John Updike
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    It's 1959, and Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, one-time high school sports superstar, is going nowhere. At twenty-six he is trapped in a second-rate existence - stuck with a fragile, alcoholic wife, a house full of overflowing ashtrays and discarded glasses, a young son and a futile job. With no way to fix things, he resolves to flee from his family and his home in Pennsylvania, beginning a thousand-mile journey that he hopes will free him from his mediocre life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Glory Days"

    • By DT on 24-10-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Waking Gods

    • Themis Files, Book 2
    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Adna Sablyich, Laurel Lefkow, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 991
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 988

    An unknown vessel, not of this world, materialises in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes' dreams - apocalyptic visions of death and destruction - is the habit they have of coming true. Scientist Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years. The strangers she works with say she died, and was brought back to life. The question is not just how...but why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read/listen!

    • By Misspelt on 08-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Neurotribes

    • The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently
    • By: Steve Silberman
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    What is autism: a devastating developmental condition, a lifelong disability, or a naturally occurring form of cognitive difference akin to certain forms of genius? In truth it is all of these things and more - and the future of our society depends on our understanding it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A journey through the history of autism.

    • By Mrs. K. Locke on 21-01-17
    • The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently
    • By: Steve Silberman
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 04-08-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 150 ratings

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Bad Move

    • A Zack Walker Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Paranoia-fuelled Zack Walker has trouble convincing his loved ones to obey his rules for keeping them out of harm's way. He's even uprooted his family and headed for the tranquillity of the suburbs. But then Zack stumbles upon a body, and a trail of deceit and murder leads right back to his own front door. Suddenly the 'burbs is not looking nearly so safe.... With a killer roaming around their neighbourhood and Zack's overactive imagination in overdrive, he's sure things can't get any worse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brillant

    • By oAjCo on 27-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Sisters Brothers

    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 564
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 563

    Oregon, 1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters, notorious professional killers, are on their way to California to kill a man named Hermann Kermit Warm. On the way, the brothers have a series of unsettling experiences in the landscape of Gold Rush America. And they bicker a lot. Arriving in California, and discover that Warm has invented a magical formula, which could make all of them very rich. What happens next is utterly gripping, strange and sad....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favourite books list

    • By Buster on 26-07-12

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Alien: Resurrection

    • The Official Movie Novelization
    • By: A. C. Crispin
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Ellen Ripley awakens onboard the space station Auriga. Her last memory is of her own fiery death. And yet she is somehow alive. Ripley discovers that her "resurrection" is a result of an incredible experiment that has altered both her and the creature she has been carrying. To combat the incalculable alien menace, she teams up with a renegade band of space smugglers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So much better than the movie

    • By Mr Robert Browne on 15-02-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Gangsters and Goodfellas

    • By: Henry Hill
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    "In 1980, my life as a 'Goodfella' came to an end… I traded my Brioni and Armani suits for T-shirts and jeans. I became a normal citizen. I became Joe Schmoe," says Henry Hill, author of Gangsters and Goodfellas and subject of Wiseguy, which was the inspiration for the blockbuster film Goodfellas. After a quarter of a century of silence, Hill can finally tell us the rest of the story, Gangsters and Goodfellas picks up where Wiseguy left off, taking readers on the crazy ride of Henry's life....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring Whinge

    • By robert on 31-08-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Buddhism Plain and Simple

    • By: Steve Hagen
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The observations and insights of the Buddha are practical and eminently down to earth, dealing exclusively with awareness in the here and now. Buddhism Plain and Simple offers listeners these fundamental teachings, stripped of cultural trappings that have accumulated around Buddhism over the past 25 centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I can't recommend this book enough

    • By Kenneth on 13-02-18

    Regular price: £12.79

    • No Time for Goodbye

    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444

    On the morning she will never forget, suburban teenager Cynthia Archer awakes with a nasty hangover and a feeling she is going to have an even nastier confrontation with her mom and dad. But when she leaves her bedroom, she discovers the house is empty, with no sign of her parents or younger brother Todd. In the blink of an eye, without any explanation, her family has simply disappeared.Twenty-five years later Cynthia is still haunted by unanswered questions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Linwood Barclay is Quality. Never disappoints

    • By Andy on 10-09-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Bad Guys

    • A Zack Walker Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Zack Walker is back, and much to his family's relief, the work-at-home science-fiction writer has left the house to take a job as a features writer for the city paper. But now that Zack's incessant plotting can no longer be hatched from the comforts of his own home, he must be ever more vigilant to outwit the evil at large, whether in the suburbs, the city, or his own imagination. Zack is ready - or so he thinks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a big fan of Linwood Barclay

    • By J on 06-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Bad News

    • A Zack Walker Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 45

    Metropolitan newspaper writer Zack Walker has a knack for stumbling onto deadly stories. But it's one that his good friend Trixie Snelling doesn't want told that's about to unleash a storm of trouble. As a professional dominatrix in the suburbs, Trixie has her share of secrets, but Zack has no idea what she's really hiding when a local newspaperman threatens to do an exposé on her - not until Zack finds a dead body strapped to the bondage cross in her basement dungeon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I like Linwood Barclay

    • By J on 21-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Sleep in Peace Tonight

    • By: James MacManus
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    It’s January 1941, and the Blitz is devastating England. As America maintains its isolationist position, Churchill knows that Britain is doomed without its powerful ally. Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt’s most trusted adviser, is sent to London as his emissary and comes face to face with the prime minister himself and an attractive and determined young female driver who may not be what she seems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Churchill, Roosevelt and isolationist USA drama.

    • By Kenneth Young on 09-09-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Meditation Now or Never

    • By: Steve Hagen
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    In Meditation Now or Never, Steve Hagen, a Zen priest and best-selling author of Buddhism Plain and Simple, provides an accessible and thorough manual on meditation for both newcomers and experienced practitioners. In the modern world, our lives are more frenetic than ever. We live with a burning sense that we have to get something done. But what do we really achieve? And why are we never satisfied? This book is an invitation to switch off and to enjoy stillness - right now.

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Bad Luck

    • A Zack Walker Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Linwood Barclay
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Newspaper writer, family man and reluctant hero Zack Walker has stumbled onto some dicey stories before, but nothing like what he's about to uncover when a mutilated corpse is found at his father's lakeside fishing camp. As always, Zack fears the worst. And this time his paranoid worldview is dead on. While the locals attribute the death to a bear attack, Zack suspects something far more ominous - a predator whose weapons include arson, assault and enough wacko beliefs to fuel a dozen hate groups.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Linwood Barclay is always a good story

    • By J on 14-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Lay of the Land

    • The Bascombe Trilogy
    • By: Richard Ford
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    It is fall, 2000, and Frank Bascombe has arrived at a state of optimistic pragmatism that he calls the Permanent Period of life. Epic mistakes have already been made, dreams downsized, and Frank reflects that now at least there are fewer opportunities left in life to get things wrong. But the tranquillity he anticipated is not to be. In fact, as Thanksgiving dinner with his children and first wife nears, the Permanent Period proves as full of possibility as life had ever been.

    Regular price: £25.99

    • One Way

    • By: S. J. Morden
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Eight astronauts. One killer. No way home. Frank Kitteridge is serving life for murdering his son's drug dealer. So when he's offered a deal by Xenosystems Operations - the company that runs the prison - he takes it, even though it means swapping one life sentence for another. He's been selected to help build the first permanent base on Mars. Unfortunately, his crewmates are just as guilty of their crimes as he is - and he'll have to learn to trust them if they're to succeed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It Is Apparently Rocket Science!

    • By Simon on 15-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

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