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    • A Song from Dead Lips

    • By: William Shaw
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    London, October 1968. As Beatles fans encamp outside Abbey Road Studios up the road, the Marylebone CID is as much an old boys' club as it ever was: comfortably sexist, racially prejudiced and crawling with corruption. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen is the pariah of the office, having just run out on a fellow officer held at knifepoint, when it's shaken up by the arrival of WPC Helen Tozer: awkward chatterbox, farmgirl, and the first woman to enter the murder unit - apart from the secretary.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Mrs G Buchanan on 05-02-16

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Client Earth

    • By: James Thornton, Martin Goodman
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Environmentally, our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe, and those laws we do have are feebly enforced. Every year is the hottest in human history, while forest, reef, ice, tundra, and species are disappearing forever. It is easy to lose all hope. Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide? The UN? Governments? Activists? Corporations? Engineers? Scientists? Whoever, environmental laws need to be enforceable and enforced. Step forward a fresh breed of passionately purposeful environmental lawyers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An unexplored side of the climate fight

    • By Gregory Monk on 02-06-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Bird of Night

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Francis Croft, the greatest poet of his age, was mad. Harvey Lawson watched and protected him until his final suicide. From his solitary old age Harvey writes this brief account of their 20 years together and then burns all the papers to shut out an inquisitive world. The tautness and control that characterize Susan Hill's work are abundantly evident in The Bird of Night as she magnificently handles the heights and depths, the splendours and miseries of madness and friendship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deeply moving and so brilliantly written.

    • By Sara on 07-03-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • On the Soul & Parva Naturalia

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two contrasting reflections by Aristotle which cover very particular ground. In 'On the Soul', Aristotle presents his view of the 'life essence' which, he argues, is possessed by living things whether plants, animals or humans. Not a 'soul' in the generally accepted Western use of the term, this 'soul', he says, is a life force that is indivisible from the organism that possesses it.

    Regular price: £22.79

    • The Last Englishmen

    • Love, War and the End of the Empire
    • By: Deborah Baker
    • Narrated by: Cameron James Stewart
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalayas. Michael Spender was the first to survey the northern approach to the summit of Mount Everest. While their younger brothers - W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender - achieved literary fame, they vied for a place on an expedition that would finally conquer Everest, a quest that had become a metaphor for Britain’s efforts to maintain power over India. To this rivalry was added another: in the summer of 1938 both men fell in love with a painter named Nancy Sharp. Her choice would determine each man’s wartime loyalties. 

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Spider's Web

    • A Steel City Thriller, Book 4
    • By: Ben Cheetham
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    February 14, 1993: Sheffield United supporters remember it as the day their team won a famous victory against Manchester United. The date is lodged in Anna Young's brain for a different reason. That was the day her sister, Jessica, was abducted. Fast forward 20 years. The case has long since gone cold. But Anna made a promise to look after her little sister. And it's a promise she intends to keep no matter how long it takes....

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Dolly

    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    The remoter parts of the English Fens are forlorn, lost and damp even in the height of summer. At Lyot Lock, a large decaying house, two young cousins, Leonora and Edward are parked for the summer with their ageing spinster aunt and her cruel housekeeper. At first the unpleasantness and petty meanness’s appear simply spiteful, calculated to destroy Edward's equanimity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing ! you have to read

    • By Cherie on 28-04-14

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Aurelio Zen: And Then You Die

    • By: Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Aurelio Zen of Rome's elite Criminalpol is back, but nobody's supposed to know it. After months in hospital recovering from a bomb attack on his car, he is lying low under a false name at a beach resort on the Tuscan coast, waiting to testify in an imminent anti-Mafia trial. Zen has clear instructions: to sit back and enjoy the classic Italian beach holiday - relaxing in the sun, eating seafood and engaging in a little mild flirtation with the attractive woman sitting under the next umbrella.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nice gentle read

    • By J on 09-02-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Aurelio Zen: Back to Bologna

    • By: Michael Dibdin
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When the corpse of the shady industrialist who owns the local football team is found both shot and stabbed with a Parmesan knife, Italian police inspector Aurelio Zen is called to Bologna to oversee the investigation. Recovering slowly from surgery and fleeing an equally painful crisis in his personal life, Zen is only too happy to take on what at first appears to be a routine and relatively undemanding assignment.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 1415: Henry V's Year of Glory

    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 25 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In this ground-breaking audiobook, Ian Mortimer portrays Henry in the pivotal year of his reign. Recording the dramatic events of 1415, he offers the fullest, most precise and least romanticised view we have of Henry and what he did. At the centre of the narrative is the campaign which culminated in the battle of Agincourt: a slaughter ground intended not to advance England’s interests directly but to demonstrate God’s approval of Henry’s royal authority on both sides of the Channel. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Impressively scholarly but dull at times

    • By Kirstine on 02-04-19

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Fears of Henry IV

    • The Life of England's Self-Made King
    • By: Ian Mortimer
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 22 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    King Henry IV survived at least eight plots to dethrone or kill him in the first six years of his reign. However, he had not always been so unpopular. In his youth he had been a great chivalric champion and crusader. In 1399, at the age of 32, he was greeted as the saviour of the realm when he ousted from power the tyrannical King Richard II. But Henry had to contend with men who supported him only as long as they could control him; when they failed, they plotted to kill him. Adversaries also tried to take advantage of his questionable right to the crown. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I learned a lot about two Reigns

    • By Kirstine on 27-03-19

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Heirs of Ravenscar

    • By: Barbara Taylor Bradford, Kati Nicholl (abridgement)
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The next instalment in the dramatic new Ravenscar series from the international best-selling author of Woman of Substance. As Edward Deravenel stands alone on the rocky Ravenscar beach he counts his blessings. The war to end all wars is over; he and his brothers have survived. Now he can build Deravenels, the family business empire, into all he has dreamed of. Yet there is a thorn in his side – his reckless younger brother, George.

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The War that Never Was

    • The True Story of the Men who Fought Britain's Most Secret Battle
    • By: Duff Hart-Davis
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    For the very first time, The War That Never Was tells the fascinating story of a secret war fought by British mercenaries in the Yemen in the early 1960s. In a covert operation organised over whisky and sodas in the clubs of Chelsea and Mayfair, a group of former SAS officers.

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Rhetoric and Poetics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Poetics and Rhetoric are the two major works by Aristotle which, after more than 2,000 years, remain key behavioural handbooks for anyone interested in story, performance, presentation and indeed psychology. The continuing influence of Poetics, for example, is readily discernible even among the scriptwriters of Hollywood!

    Regular price: £21.29

    • Korea

    • The Impossible Country
    • By: Daniel Tudor
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined and partitioned by war, and sapped by a half-century of colonial rule, South Korea transformed itself in just 50 years into an economic powerhouse and a democracy that serves as a model for other countries. With no natural resources and a tradition of authoritarian rule, Korea managed to accomplish a second Asian miracle.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Dodger

    • The Extraordinary Story of Churchill's Cousin and the Great Escape
    • By: Tim Carroll
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    The Dodger is the long-awaited story of Johnny Dodge, a wartime hero, the American-born cousin of Winston Churchill and a pivotal figure in the escapade immortalised in the legendary Hollywood film The Great Escape. Of all the Allied prisoners who broke out of Hermann Göring's 'escape proof' camp in the famous episode of March 1944, Johnny Dodge was the most intriguing. When the Second World War broke out, he volunteered for the Army but was quickly captured after the debacle of Dunkirk.

    • The Extraordinary Story of Churchill's Cousin and the Great Escape
    • By: Tim Carroll
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Release date: 12-11-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Court of the Midnight King

    • By: Freda Warrington
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The Wars of the Roses - a colourful age, full of fury and passion. Richard III - a shadowy, charismatic figure, portrayed by Shakespeare and by history as England's most malign, ruthless, and infamous king...hacked to death on Bosworth Field in a just ending, unmourned. But history is written by the victors. Other realities reveal a different Richard; one who was loved and remembered in the North as their best ruler; a man who, good or evil, can never be forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a superb find

    • By GT on 17-06-14

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Why Me? The Very Important Emails of Bob Servant

    • By: Neil Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The star of the bestselling Delete This At Your Peril and the critically acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series The Bob Servant Emails is back with an all-new compilation targeting a fresh batch of email spammers - the false lenders who have cures for the credit crunch, supposed lawyers with solutions for Bob's woes and fake foreign soldiers giving military guidance for his campaign against a local bowling club. They all find a man ready to indulge them and offer a little advice of his own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marmite

    • By Philip on 25-03-19

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades

    • By: Jeremy Josse
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades is an entertaining and compelling tour de force highlighting the paradoxes inherent to the modern financial system. Presented as a series of striking case studies, this book explores certain enigmatic or philosophical puzzles in the finance industry; some of these puzzles may seem slightly absurd at first glance, but all are very relevant to the way finance is conducted in the real world. Each story highlights specific hypocrisies or moral dilemmas that lie at the heart of the system.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Shakespeare's Local: Six Centuries of History, One Pub

    • By: Pete Brown
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Welcome to the George Inn near London Bridge; a cosy, wood-panelled, galleried coaching house a few minutes' walk from the Thames. Consider this: who else has made this their local over the last 600 years? Chaucer and his fellow pilgrims almost certainly drank in the George on their way to Canterbury. Shakespeare may have popped in from the nearby Globe, and we know that Dickens definitely did. Mail carriers changed their horses here, while sailors drank here before sailing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fascinating

    • By Julieb on 12-07-19

    Regular price: £19.69

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