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  • Swallows and Amazons: Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 1 | Arthur Ransome

    Swallows and Amazons: Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    Lou says: "Nostalgic children's adventures"
  • Descent of Angels: The Horus Heresy, Book 6 | Mitchel Scanlon

    Descent of Angels: The Horus Heresy, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mitchel Scanlon
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    The planet of Caliban exists much as it has for thousands of years - the knightly orders protect the common people, fighting back the beasts that lurk in the depths of the seemingly endless forests. Young Zahariel and Nemiel aspire to join the greatest of the orders, led by the example of mighty Lion El'Jonson and his vision of a peaceful and unified world. But the coming of the Imperium brings new concerns and a new destiny for the Lion as part of the Great Crusade, and the sons of Caliban must decide if they will follow him to glory among the stars.

    David C. says: "disappointed "
  • Maigret Goes to School: Inspector Maigret, Book 44 | Georges Simenon

    Maigret Goes to School: Inspector Maigret, Book 44

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    When a school teacher from a small coastal town near La Rochelle asks Maigret to help prove he is innocent of murder, the Inspector returns with him to his insular community and finds the residents closing ranks to conceal the truth.

  • Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion: Warhammer 40,000 | Chris Wraight

    Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion: Warhammer 40,000

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Chris Wraight
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    The Custodian Guard have stood watch over the Emperor's Palace on Terra since the foundation of the Imperium. Charged with protecting the Master of Mankind from all threats, within and without, their fearsome resolve is renowned throughout the galaxy, and their golden armour is the last thing that a would-be assassin or saboteur will ever see.

    Kai Leingod says: "Enthralling"
  • Battle for the Abyss: The Horus Heresy, Book 8 | Ben Counter

    Battle for the Abyss: The Horus Heresy, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ben Counter
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Now that news of Horus' treachery is in the open, a time of testing has come. Some Legions have already declared their allegiance to the Warmaster while the loyalty of others lies firmly with the Emperor. As Horus deploys his forces, loyalist Astartes learn that a massive Wordbearers fleet is heading to Ultramar, home of the Ultramarines. Unless they can intercept the fleet, and destroy the mighty battleship that has been sent to reinforce it, the Ultramarines may suffer a blow from which they will never recover.

    Ben says: "Predictable "
  • Fallen Angels: The Horus Heresy, Book 11 | Mike Lee

    Fallen Angels: The Horus Heresy, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Mike Lee
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    With news of Horus' treachery spreading across the galaxy, the Great Crusade grinds to a halt as the primarchs and their Legions decide where their loyalty lies - with the Emperor or with the rebel Warmaster. The Dark Angels, too, face a time of testing, both among the stars and on their home world, Caliban. Luther, once Lion El'Jonson's trusted second-in-command, now languishes as an exile in all but name while his master struggles to thwart the traitors' advance upon the forge world Diamat.

    Mr. Alexander J. Day says: "Really not very good."
  • Prospero Burns: The Horus Heresy, Book 15 | Dan Abnett

    Prospero Burns: The Horus Heresy, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Dan Abnett
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    The Emperor is enraged. Primarch Magnus the Red of the Thousand Sons Legion has made a terrible mistake that endangers the very safety of Terra. With no other choice, the Emperor charges Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, with the apprehension of his brother from the Thousand Sons home world of Prospero.

    Chris says: "good but..."
  • I Am Slaughter: Warhammer 40,000: The Beast Arises, Book 1 | Dan Abnett

    I Am Slaughter: Warhammer 40,000: The Beast Arises, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Dan Abnett
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    It is the 32nd millennium, and the Imperium is at peace. The Traitor Legions of Chaos are but a distant memory, and the many alien races that have long plagued mankind are held in check by the Space Marines. When a mission to exterminate one such xenos breed on the world of Ardamantua draws in more of their forces, the Imperial Fists abandon the walls of Terra for the first time in more than a thousand years.

    says: "Great start"
  • The Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 20 | Graham McNeill,Gav Thorpe,Nick Kyme,Rob Sanders

    The Primarchs: The Horus Heresy, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Graham McNeill, Gav Thorpe, Nick Kyme, and others
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong, Sean Barrett, Jonathan Keeble, and others
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    Created in the Emperor's own image, the primarchs had long thought themselves to be princes of the universe and masters of their own destiny - they led the Space Marine Legions in glorious conquest of the galaxy, and no enemy of the Imperium could stand against them. However, even amongst this legendary brotherhood, the seeds of dissent had been sown long before the treacherous Warmaster Horus declared his grand heresy.

    says: "Outstanding"
  • Fear to Tread: The Horus Heresy, Book 21 | James Swallow

    Fear to Tread: The Horus Heresy, Book 21

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James Swallow
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Since the earliest days of the Great Crusade, Sanguinius - angelic primarch of the IXth Legion - was ever among the closest and most loyal of Horus' brothers. But the Blood Angels have long kept their true nature hidden from the rest of the Imperium, and when the Warmaster hints that the key to their salvation may lie in the ruins of a conquered world, the sons of Sanguinius race to claim it.

    says: "epic listen"
  • Know No Fear: The Horus Heresy, Book 19 | Dan Abnett

    Know No Fear: The Horus Heresy, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Dan Abnett
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Unaware of the wider Heresy and following the Warmaster's increasingly cryptic orders, Roboute Guilliman returns to Ultramar to muster his Legion for war against the orks massing in the Veridian system. Without warning, their supposed allies in the Word Bearers Legion launch a devastating invasion of Calth, scattering the Ultramarines fleet and slaughtering all who stand in their way. This confirms the worst scenario Guilliman can imagine - Lorgar means to settle their bitter rivalry once and for all.

    Robert-Mark Gear says: "EPIC"
  • Deliverance Lost: The Horus Heresy, Book 18 | Gav Thorpe

    Deliverance Lost: The Horus Heresy, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Gav Thorpe
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    As the Horus Heresy divides the Imperium, Corax and his few remaining Raven Guard escape the massacre at Isstvan V. Tending to their wounds, the bloodied Space Marines endeavour to replenish their numbers and return to the fray, taking the fight to the traitor Warmaster.

    Shanegorman says: "Wtf I love corax now"
  • Dante: Warhammer 40,000 | Guy Haley

    Dante: Warhammer 40,000

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Guy Haley
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Dante is Chapter Master of one of the noblest but most troubled Chapters of Space Marines in the Imperium: the Blood Angels. From the time of his birth in the rad-scarred wastes of Baal Secundus, he was destined for glory and strife. From his apotheosis to Scout, to the hive cities of Armageddon and the alien menace of the Cryptus system, Dante has waged war against all the enemies of the Imperium. He has witnessed the divine, and struggled against the darkness within all sons of Sanguinius.

    Simon Foley says: "Enjoyable drama."
  • Age of Darkness: The Horus Heresy, Book 16 | John French,Graham McNeill,Dan Abnett,Gav Thorpe,Aaron Dembski-Bowden,James Swallow,Nick Kyme,Chris Wraight,Rob Sanders

    Age of Darkness: The Horus Heresy, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By John French, Graham McNeill, Dan Abnett, and others
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong, Martyn Ellis, Jonathan Keeble
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    After the betrayal at Isstvan, Horus begins his campaign against the Emperor, a galaxy-wide war that can lead only to Terra. But the road to the final confrontation between father and son is a long one - seven years filled with secrecy and silence, plans and foundations being formed across distant stars. An unknown history is about to be unveiled as light is shed on the darkest years of the Horus Heresy, and revelations will surface that will shake the Imperium to its very foundation....

    says: "not bad"
  • Project Management for Dummies : UK Edition | Nick Graham,Stanley E. Portny

    Project Management for Dummies : UK Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nick Graham, Stanley E. Portny
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    In today's time-pressured, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. Project Management For Dummies shows business professionals what works and what doesn't by examining the field's best practices. You can learn how to organize, estimate, and schedule projects more efficiently.

    James says: "great book. helps with all kinds of management."
  • Praetorian: Eagles of the Empire, Book 11 | Simon Scarrow

    Praetorian: Eagles of the Empire, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Praetorian is the gripping eleventh novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. AD 51. Legionaries Cato and Macro have forged a bond that has survived war, rebellion and torture. Yet nothing has prepared them for a daunting mission on the deadliest battlefield of all: the bloody streets of Rome. Traitors are threatening to plunge the Empire into bloody chaos and no one can be trusted....

    Amazon Customer says: "Good Story awful performance."
  • The White Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The White Queen

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox, Sandra Duncan, Gareth Armstrong
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    Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings the tumult and intrigue of The Wars of the Roses to vivid life through the women of the House of Lancaster and the House of York, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen. A woman who won the love of a king and ascended to royalty by virtue of her beauty, Elizabeth fought tenaciously for the success of her family -- her daughter who would one day unite the warring dynasties, and her two sons whose eventual fate has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower.

    Amazon Customer says: "Frustrated about unabridged version not available"
  • The Hunt For Vulkan: Warhammer 40,000: The Beast Arises, Book 7 | David Annandale

    The Hunt For Vulkan: Warhammer 40,000: The Beast Arises, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By David Annandale
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Tearing itself apart from within, the Imperium is still virtually powerless to resist the ork advance. When the Adeptus Mechanicus reveal they have discovered the orks' point of origin, the Adeptus Astartes start to gather their forces for a massive assault on their enemy's home world. But what the Imperial forces need is a figurehead, a hero from legend to lead them - a primarch.

    Dan says: "Good book with a solid narrative."
  • The First Heretic: The Horus Heresy, Book 14 | Aaron Dembski-Bowden

    The First Heretic: The Horus Heresy, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Aaron Dembski-Bowden
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Amidst the galaxy-wide war of the Great Crusade, the Emperor castigates the Word Bearers for their worship. Distraught at this judgement, Lorgar and his Legion seek another path while devastating world after world, venting their fury and fervour on the battlefield. Their search for a new purpose leads them to the edge of the material universe, where they meet ancient forces far more powerful than they could have imagined.

  • Cartes Postales from Greece | Victoria Hislop

    Cartes Postales from Greece

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Victoria Hislop
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens, Victoria Hislop, Esther Wane, and others
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    Week after week the postcards arrive, addressed to a name Ellie does not know, with no return address, each signed with an initial: A. With their bright skies, blue seas and alluring images of Greece, these cartes postales brighten her life. After six months, to her disappointment, they cease. But the montage she has created on the wall of her flat has cast a spell. She must see this country for herself.

    Helen says: "Wonderful - dig out your passport!"
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