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    • Neil Armstrong

    • The Life and Legacy of the First Astronaut to Walk on the Moon
    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      Neil Armstrong: The Life and Legacy of the First Astronaut to Walk on the Moon profiles the famous astronaut's life and chronicles the most memorable space mission in history. You will learn about Neil Armstrong like never before.  

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Divine Comedy

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
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    Paradiso is the third and final part of The Divine Comedy, Dante's epic poem describing man's progress from hell to salvation. In it, the author progresses through nine concentric spheres of heaven. Corresponding with medieval astronomy, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn deal with the four cardinal virtues Prudence, Fortitude, Justice, and Temperance.

    Regular price: £21.19

    • Craven House

    • By: Patrick Hamilton, Will Self - introduction
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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    In Craven House, among the shifting, uncertain world of the English boardinghouse, with its sad population of the shabby genteel on the way down and the eternal optimists who would never get up or on, the young Patrick Hamilton, with loving, horrified fascination, first mapped out the territory that he would make uniquely his own. Although many of Hamilton's lifelong interests are here, they are handled with a youthful brio and optimism conspicuously absent from his later work.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Spies of Winter

    • The GCHQ Codebreakers Who Fought the Cold War
    • By: Sinclair McKay
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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    After the Second World War, many of the men and women who had worked at Bletchley Park moved on to GCHQ: the British government's new facility established to fight the KGB. The Spies of Winter explores the early years of GCHQ as it navigated its way through a tumultuous era - from the defection of the Cambridge Five and the treachery of atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs to the collapse of the British Empire and the emergence of the US as a superpower.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Truly Fascinating Tale

    • By Bunter on 12-01-19

    Regular price: £35.09

    • The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 28 mins
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    In Agatha Christie’s “The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan,” Poirot and Hastings are called on to solve the case of Mrs. Opalsen’s missing set of pearls, apparently stolen during a stay at the Grand Metropolitan Hotel. The two suspects are Mrs. Opalsen’s maid and the hotel chambermaid, but both blame the other. Who is the real thief? This short story originally appeared in the March 14, 1923 issue of The Sketch magazine.  

    Regular price: £2.59

    • Don't Let Go

    • By: Michel Bussi, Sam Taylor - translator
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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    In an idyllic resort on the island of La Réunion, Liane Bellion and her husband, Martial, are enjoying the perfect moment with their six-year-old daughter. Turquoise skies, blue sea, palm trees, a warm breeze. Then Liane disappears. She goes up to her hotel room between three and four p.m. and never comes back. Her husband, worried, goes to the room along with the concierge - the room is empty, but there is blood everywhere. Despite his protestations of innocence, the police view Martial as their prime suspect.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • American Legends: The Life of Louis Armstrong

    • By: Charles River Editors
    • Narrated by: Alex L. Vincent
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    While performing, Louis Armstrong appeared lost in a reverie. It was a condition that imbued his performances with a kind of mythical flair, as if one were watching a man consumed by a moment of transcendence.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Lost Book of the Grail

    • A Novel
    • By: Charlie Lovett
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
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    Arthur Prescott is happiest when surrounded by the ancient manuscripts of the Barchester Cathedral library, nurturing his obsession with the Holy Grail and researching his perennially unfinished guidebook to the medieval cathedral. But when Bethany Davis arrives in Barchester to digitize the library's manuscripts, Arthur's tranquility is broken. Appalled by the threat of modern technology, he sets out to thwart Bethany, only to find in her a kindred spirit - and a fellow Grail fanatic.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable story

    • By Tegan's mum on 10-04-17

    Regular price: £33.89

    • The Lodger

    • Shakespeare on Silver Street
    • By: Charles Nicholl
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1612, Shakespeare gave evidence at the Court of Requests in Westminster - providing us with the only surviving record of his spoken words. The case seems routine - a dispute over an unpaid marriage-dowry - but it opens up an unexpected window into the dramatist's famously obscure life-story. Charles Nicholl applies a powerful biographical magnifying glass to this fascinating but neglected episode in Shakespeare's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much more than Shakespeare's life.

    • By Stephen on 24-12-09

    Regular price: £24.39

    • Blue: A Memoir

    • Keeping the Peace and Falling to Pieces
    • By: John Sutherland
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
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    In early 2013, whilst working as the Borough Commander for Southwark in South London, John suffered a major breakdown and a consequent battle with crippling depression. After a career spent policing the streets and racing to be first at the scenes of crimes and catastrophes, he found himself in pieces, unable to put one foot in front of the other. Blue is a memoir of crime and calamity, of adventure and achievement, of friendship and failure, of laughter and loss, of the best and the worst of humanity, of serious illness and slow recovery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and courageous tail of his experience

    • By Frank on 30-05-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
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    In this short story, Hercule Poirot is asked to attend a Christmas celebration in order to apprehend a jewel thief who has taken advantage of an unwary Eastern prince. 

    Regular price: £6.49

    • The Lemesurier Inheritance

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 22 mins
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    In Agatha Christie’s short story, “The Lemesurier Inheritance,” Poirot and Hastings are asked to keep an eye on the heir of a Northumberland estate. The house, thought to be cursed since the middle ages, is the locale of several recent near-death accidents for a young boy and rumors of the curse increase. But is it possible the accidents are man-made? This short story originally appeared in the December 19, 1923 issue of The Sketch magazine.  

    Regular price: £2.59

    • The Double Clue

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 19 mins
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    In Agatha Christie’s short story, “The Double Clue,” Poirot investigates the robbery of a collection of medieval jewelry from the safe of a dealer. Since the theft occurred during a dinner party, the suspects could be any of the guests. But which one? This short story originally appeared in the December 5, 1923 issue of The Sketch magazine.  

    Regular price: £2.59

    • The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 21 mins
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    In Agatha Christie’s short story, “The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman,” Poirot and Hastings investigate the suspicious death of Count Foscatini in his apartment in Regent’s Court. Found dead at the dinner table, with three empty dinner plates, suspicion is immediately place on his two dinner guests. But is there more to the story? This short story originally appeared in the October 24, 1923 issue of The Sketch magazine.  

    Regular price: £2.59

    • Inferno

    • By: Dante Alighieri
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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    The Inferno is the first part of The Divine Comedy, Dante’s epic poem describing man's progress from hell to paradise. In it, the author is lost in dark woods, threatened by wild beasts and unable to find the right path to salvation. Notable for its nine circles of hell, the poem vividly illustrates the poetic justice of punishments faced by earthly sinners. The Inferno is perhaps the most popular of the three books of The Divine Comedy, which is widely considered the preeminent work in Italian literature. 

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Lost Mine

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 18 mins
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    In Agatha Christie’s short story, “The Lost Mine,” Poirot investigates the suspicious disappearance of a Chinese businessman in London. Suspicion is focused on two Englishman, one of whom has an alibi and another who was in an opium den the night of the disappearance. A clear-cut case for Poirot soon becomes murky however. This short story originally appeared in the November 21, 1923 issue of The Sketch magazine.  

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    • The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 28 mins
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    In Agatha Christie’s short story, “The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim,” to win a bet with Inspector Japp, Poirot solves the mysterious robbery and disappearance of a banker from his home, all without leaving his seat. Is the culprit the businessman Mr. Davenheim was supposed to meet? Or is the situation more complicated? This short story originally appeared in the March 28, 1923 issue of The Sketch magazine.  

    Regular price: £2.59

    • The Affair at the Victory Ball

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 29 mins
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    In Agatha Christie’s “The Affair at the Victory Ball,” Poirot is enlisted by Chief Inspector Japp to assist in the investigation of a murder at a costumed Ball. Six attendees form a circle of suspicion when a young aristocrat and his fiancée are found dead. Poirot then makes an interesting discovery about the costumes worn by the six friends. This short story originally appeared in the March 7, 1923 issue of The Sketch magazine.  

    Regular price: £2.59

    • The Breaking of Eggs

    • By: Jim Powell
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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    A panoramic debut about love and loss, The Breaking of Eggs announces a major new talent. Change is in the air in a shabby apartment in the 19th arrondissment in Paris. One unremarkable day Madame Lefèvre invites Feliks to call her Sandrine. As his indomitable landlady's manners have been as unvarying as her dresses for the last 36 years, this feels significant to Feliks. And it is.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 28 mins
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    In Agatha Christie’s short story, “The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb,” the widow of a famous Egyptologist consults Poirot on the suspicious death of her husband and an American financier, Bleibner. The mystery takes Poirot and Hastings to Egypt to investigate the site of an archaeological dig. But who could want the two men dead? This short story originally appeared in the September 26, 1923 issue of The Sketch magazine.  

    Regular price: £2.59

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