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    • The War of the Worlds

    • By: H.G. Wells
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    A meteor-like alien object lands on Earth, spearheading an apocalyptic chain of events. Earth has been watched, and now the aliens have landed and their intent is conquest and war...H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds, the first story to speculate about the consequences of aliens (from Mars) with superior technology landing on earth, is one of the most influential science fiction books ever written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Mr. Richard J. Chappell on 19-03-17

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Lords Of Silence

    • Warhammer 40,000
    • By: Chris Wraight
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
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      5 out of 5 stars 172
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    The Cadian Gate is broken, and the Imperium is riven in two. The might of the Traitor Legions, kept shackled for millennia behind walls of iron and sorcery, has been unleashed on a darkening galaxy. Among those seeking vengeance on the Corpse Emperor’s faltering realm are the Death Guard, once proud crusaders of the Legiones Astartes, now debased creatures of terror and contagion. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended

    • By Paul watson on 26-09-18

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Assail

    • Malazan Empire, Book 6
    • By: Ian C Esslemont
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Tens of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, long a byword for menace and inaccessibility, is at last yielding its secrets. Tales of gold discovered in the region's north circulate in every waterfront dive and sailor's tavern, and now adventurers and fortune seekers have set sail in search of riches. And all they have to guide them are legends and garbled tales of the dangers that lie in wait - hostile coasts, fields of ice, impassable barriers and strange, terrifying creatures.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not good

    • By Paul J. on 20-02-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Scales of Gold

    • By: Dorothy Dunnett
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Scales of Gold by Dorothy Dunnett, read by John Banks. The year 1464 finds our hero Nicholas in Venice. Plagued by enemies bent on dissolving his assets and smearing his character, he sets sail for Africa, legendary location of the Fountain of Youth and the source of gold in such abundance that men prefer to barter in shells. He will discover the charms of the beautiful Gelis - a woman whose passion for Nicholas is rivalled only by her desire to punish him for his role in her sister's death. Erotic and lush with detail, Scales of Gold embraces the complexity of the Renaissance, where mercantile adventure couples with more personal quests behind the silken curtains of the Age of Discovery.

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Race of Scorpions

    • House of Niccolo, Book 3
    • By: Dorothy Dunnett
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett, read by John Banks. This is the third book in the House of Niccolo series. Set in 15th-century Cyprus, this novel continues the saga of Nicholas van der Poel, international mercenary who started out as a dyer's apprentice, as he plays for the highest stakes with the greatest superpowers in Europe.

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Vanquished

    • Why the First World War Failed to End, 1917-1923
    • By: Robert Gerwarth
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4 out of 5 stars 142

    For the Western allies, 11 November 1918 has always been a solemn date - the end of fighting which had destroyed a generation and a vindication of a terrible sacrifice with the total collapse of their principal enemies: the German Empire, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. But for much of the rest of Europe, this was a day with no meaning, as a continuing nightmarish series of conflicts engulfed country after country. In this highly original, gripping book, Robert Gerwarth asks us to think again about the true legacy of the First World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent summary

    • By Elaine on 04-01-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Tower of Basel

    • The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World
    • By: Adam LeBor
    • Narrated by: John Mawson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Tower of Basel is the first investigative history of the world’s most secretive global financial institution. Based on extensive archival research in Switzerland, Britain, and the United States, and in-depth interviews with key decision-makers including Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve; Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England; and former senior Bank for International Settlements managers and officials.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible story about the Bank no-one knows

    • By F. I. Nance on 28-06-14
    • The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World
    • By: Adam LeBor
    • Narrated by: John Mawson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 28-05-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Niccolo Rising

    • House of Niccolo, Book 1
    • By: Dorothy Dunnett
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyers apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire. Niccolo Rising, Book One of the series, finds us in Bruges, 1460. Street smart, brilliant at figures, adept at the subtleties of diplomacy and the well-timed untruth, Dunnett's hero rises from wastrel to prodigy in a breathless adventure that wins him the love of the strongest woman in Bruges and the hatred of two powerful enemies. 

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Henry VIII: The Quest for Fame

    • Penguin Monarchs, Book 2
    • By: John Guy
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Henry VIII: The Quest for Fame by John Guy, read by John Banks. Henry VIII's reign transformed the physical and spiritual landscape of England. Magnificent, tyrannical, a strong ruler, a 'pillager of the commonwealth', this most notorious of kings remains a figure of extreme contradictions: a devout traditionalist who oversaw a cataclysmic rupture with the church in Rome, a talented, charismatic, imposing figure who nevertheless could not bear to meet people's eyes when he talked to them. 

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Horusian Wars: Resurrection

    • Warhammer 40,000, Book 1
    • By: John French
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 51

    War rages in the Caradryad Sector. Worlds are falling to madness and rebellion, and the great war machine of the Imperium is moving to counter the threat. Amongst its agents is Inquisitor Covenant. Puritan, psyker, expert swordsman, he reserves an especial hatred for those of his order who would seek to harness the power of Ruin as a weapon. Summoned to an inquisitorial conclave, Covenant believes he has uncovered such a misguided agent and prepares to denounce the heretic Talicto before his fellows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly entertaining.

    • By MothLady on 17-11-17

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Prophets of Waaagh!: The End of Daze

    • Warhammer 40,000
    • By: Guy Haley
    • Narrated by: Tom Alexander, John Banks, Cliff Chapman, and others
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 34
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      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

     The Red Sunz Meks are back! Uggrim, Snikgob, Bozgat, Talker the Madboy and Frikk the grot return. Their space hulk knocked out of the sky following the Great Rift, the boyz have fallen on hard times. Stranded on yet another backwater world, they are locked in an endless series of skirmishes over diminishing supplies with rival Mek Grimgutz. When Fat Mork is beset by an invasion of snotlings and attacked by ork Wildboyz and Talker the Madboy goes a bit nuts, the boyz reckon a Waaagh is coming. Uggrim and his mekboys set out to join it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Story is great but way over priced for 20mins.

    • By Cliff Trett on 02-08-18

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Deadhouse Landing

    • Path to Ascendancy, Book 2
    • By: Ian C Esslemont
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Returning fans to the turbulent early history of what would become the Malazan Empire, the second chapter in Ian C. Esslemont's thrilling new epic fantasy sequence.... After the disappointments of Li Heng, Dancer and Kellanved wash up on a small insignificant island named Malaz. Immediately, of course, Kellanved plans to take it over. To do so they join forces with a small band of Napans who have fled a civil war on their own home island. The plan, however, soon goes awry....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally outstanding!

    • By Daniel on 01-12-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Puppet Show

    • Washington Poe, Book 1
    • By: M. W. Craven
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    A serial killer is burning people alive in the Lake District's prehistoric stone circles. He leaves no clues, and the police are helpless. When his name is found carved into the charred remains of the third victim, disgraced detective Washington Poe is brought back from suspension and into an investigation he wants no part of. He is reluctantly partnered with brilliant but socially awkward civilian analyst Tilly Bradshaw, and the mismatched pair uncover a trail that only he is meant to see. The elusive killer has a plan, and for some reason Poe is part of it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning new series

    • By Jack on 23-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Judge of the Wastes

    • Warhammer 40,000
    • By: David Annandale
    • Narrated by: Tom Alexander, John Banks, Cliff Chapman, and others
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    On the world of Solennes, the battle between the forces of the Imperium and the heretics has become a stalemate of seemingly eternal artillery bombardments. The land is devastated, and the attempts to gain ground by either side end in disaster. Morale is low, and when Trooper Arehn is caught apparently fleeing the front lines, Commissar Selander does not hesitate in condemning him to a very public execution. When Selander starts to see Arehn after his death, he follows the apparition, wracked by doubts - but what will he find? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good but way too short.

    • By Dan on 15-09-18

    Regular price: £3.99

    • War Without End

    • The Horus Heresy, Book 33
    • By: David Annandale, John French, Graham McNeill, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephen Perring, Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    The Emperor's vision of mankind ascendant lies in tatters. The Great Crusade is naught but a fading memory. The dream of Unity is no more. But with Horus's rebellion spreading to every corner of the Imperium and war engulfing new worlds and systems almost daily, there are some who now ask: were the signs there to be seen all along?

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Waaagh! Faker

    • Warhammer 40,000
    • By: Guy Haley
    • Narrated by: Tom Alexander, John Banks, Cliff Chapman, and others
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The latest adventure for the Red Sunz mekmob concludes in the final instalment of a three-part audio drama! A horde of orks are gathering from all over the planet have made their way to a salt lake camp. But they discover the Waaagh! is a false one set up by the Imperium using psychic technology to lure the orks into a trap. Uggrim and his biggest rival, Grimgutz, must work together to fight their way out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic and extremely funny!

    • By HomeBirthAddict on 25-08-18

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Orb Sceptre Throne

    • Malazan Empire, Book 4
    • By: Ian C Esslemont
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 25 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 20

    The tumult of great powers colliding has passed, and the city of Darujhistan and its citizens can at last get on with what matters: trading, bickering, politicking and enjoying all the good things in life. However, not all are ready to leave the past behind. A treasure hunter digging amongst the burial grounds that surround the city is about to uncover a hidden crypt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another great malazan story

    • By Frazer webb on 02-11-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • False Idols

    • The Dragon Lords, Book 2
    • By: Jon Hollins
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A heist story with a difference: Guardians of the Galaxy meets The Hobbit in this rollicking fantasy adventure. The dragons who once ruled over the land are dead. The motley crew that stole the dragons' gold and stumbled through a revolution are rich and praised as saviours. Everyone gets to live happily ever after, right? Well, it might have worked out that way if the dragons in Kondorra had been the only ones. If they hadn't been just the tip of the spear about to fall upon the whole world....

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Survivors: Series 3

    • By: Jonathan Morris, Simon Clark, Andrew Smith, and others
    • Narrated by: Carolyn Seymour, Richard Heffer, Chase Masterson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    It begins with just a few people falling ill. Another flu virus that spreads around the globe. And then the reports begin that people are dying.... When most of the world's population is wiped out, a handful of survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Cities become graveyards. Technology becomes largely obsolete. Mankind must start again.... Includes 'Cabin Fever' by Jonathan Morris, 'Contact' by Simon Clark, 'Rescue' by Andrew Smith and 'Leaving' by Matt Fitton.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Interruptions

    • By Anonymous User on 08-10-17

    Regular price: £39.99

    • The Adjacent

    • By: Christopher Priest
    • Narrated by: John Banks
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      3 out of 5 stars 32

    A photographer returns to a near-future Britain after the death of his wife in a terrorist incident in Afghanistan. And finds that the IRGB has, itself, been suffering terrorist attacks. But no-one knows quite what is happening or how. Just that there are similarities between what killed the photographer's wife and what happened in West London. Soon he is drawn into a hall of mirrors at the heart of government.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very good story.

    • By Mrs. K. I. Richards on 15-02-15

    Regular price: £22.99

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