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    • Greyfriars Bobby

    • By: Eleanor Atkinson Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Bobby, a sparky, silver-haired Skye terrier, adopts Auld Jock, a worn-out simple shepherd, as his master. Jock is let go by the farmer and dies in poverty, having suffered one winter too many. The farmer tries to reclaim Bobby as a pet for his daughter, but the dog owes allegiance only to Auld Jock, guarding his grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard. His devotion changes the lives of those around him and ultimately the conditions of the poor in Edinburgh. Bobby's loyalty is eventually rewarded, and he becomes a famous dog indeed!

    Regular price: £14.99

    • John Halifax, Gentleman

    • By: Dinah Craik Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story chronicles the class movement of the time and gives us a remarkable description of social, political and industrial change. Set in Gloucestershire in the heart of England and told by Phineas, his soul mate and lifelong friend, who observes John through all his glorious moments, self-doubt and resolution, the story is simple, uplifting and heroic. It is a detailed study of a man and his family that also presents the listener with a broad view of Britain during one of its most troubled times.

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Idle Ideas in 1905

    • By: Jerome K. Jerome Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    The third and final collection in this series of reflections written by one of the wittiest and most whimsical men to press pen against paper. As well as his usual take on the foibles of his fellow Englishmen and women, Jerome ruminates, in his typically liberal fashion, about far-flung countries such as Russia, Africa and China. Jerome was never a 'jelly-bellied flag-flapping imperialist', and his vision, experience and worldliness are revealed to us over multiple essays.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Red and the Black, Volume 1

    • By: Stendhal
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 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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    Julian Sorel is a handsome, naïve but not wholly innocent young man, born of peasant stock. He is, however, very ambitious and determined to succeed in life and make a career for himself. If this involves lying, guile and hypocrisy - so be it. Not so long ago, two professions would have been open to him - the army or the church - but in the wake of Waterloo and the defeat of Napoleon, it would be preferable to take Holy Orders.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Beast in Man

    • By: Emile Zola Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Sex, betrayal, murder and corruption form the basis of this sensational novel by one of the leading French authors of the 19th century. Jacques Lantier is a man with a hereditary homicidal lust. When he sees Roubaud and his wife Severine slit the throat of a wealthy nobleman, it is the catalyst for a string of murders in a convoluted plot full of horror and suspense.

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Mind of Mr J.G. Reeder

    • By: Edgar Wallace Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    The enigmatic Mr Reeder investigates eight cases involving baffling burglary and blackmail, mendacious and merciless murderers, and cruel convicts and convincing cons, using his criminal mind to solve these unusual and peculiar mysteries. A lot of his inquiries involve Margaret Belman, a very pretty and appealing young lady who lives nearby, and the detective finds himself more and more attracted to this femme fatale. Surely these feelings cannot be mutual....

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Red and the Black, Volume 2

    • By: Stendhal Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 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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    The author dedicates his story to 'The Happy Few'. This presumably means those who lead lives free of hypocrisy and deceit. They are few indeed in the second part of this authoritative novel of early 19th-century France. Julien Sorel leaves the country town of Verrieres and flees to Paris with the sound of guns in pursuit. He is to take up a post as secretary to M. de la Mole, an influential businessman in the capital.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Nebuly Coat

    • By: J. Meade Falkner Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A chilling tale of suspense with a puzzling mystery at the heart of the story. Architect Edward Westray is sent by his firm to restore Cullerne Minster. The young man believes that more work is needed to secure the bell tower, but his warnings go unheeded. A fellow lodger, the church organist Sharnall, is investigating the belief of the late Martin Joliffe, the landlady's brother, that he, Joliffe, was the rightful heir to the Blandamer title and estates.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Fortress

    • By: Hugh Walpole Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 26 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Walter Herries establishes himself in Keswick and constructs an imposing property overlooking Uldale, further encroaching upon the peaceful lives of Jennifer and the children. Adam resolves to pursue a career in London, much to his mother's displeasure. He meets the Chartist campaigner Caesar Kraft and lives with him and his daughter Margaret. On a visit to the capital, Elizabeth Herries chooses the opportunity to escape from her unhappy life but is finally pursued by John.

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Lost World

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Edward Malone, an enthusiastic and ambitious columnist for the Daily Gazette, is urged by the woman he loves to undertake a heroic deed so that he may earn her love in return. In a few weeks, he is bound for the shores of South America in the company of the irascible academic Summerlee and debonair adventurer Lord John Roxton on an expedition to prove the claims of a bombastic genius. They venture to an isolated prehistoric land on top of a huge mountain in the tropical rain forests of the Amazonian jungle.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Eugenie Grandet

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    At the beginning of the story the heroine lives an unfulfilled life in rural France, her nature crushed by a domineering and miserly father. Gallant cousin Charles arrives and acts as a catalyst on Eugénie's personality and emotions. Will her love survive the strong self-opinion of the young man and the selfishness of her father or is Eugénie's reward destined to be in heaven?

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Martin Rattler

    • By: R. M. Ballantyne Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Robert Michael Ballantyne was one of the most popular adventure story writers during Victoria's reign. He believed that boys should grow up taking risks, and his hero, Martin Rattler, certainly has a thrilling time in this tale. Aunt Dorothy Grumbit thinks him a very bad boy, but Martin possesses all the manly virtues that one expects from a Ballantyne hero, and the story has all the traditional elements of a rollicking yarn: jolly jack tars, pirates, shipwreck, travel up the Amazon, diamond mines and capture by savage tribes.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Judith Paris

    • By: Hugh Walpole Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 23 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Newly born Judith is found in by eccentric Squire Gauntry in the chilled sombre ruin of a house on a bitter winter's night, her parents having died at her birth. With such a tenuous start, the child grows up to have an intense lust for life and curiosity for every new experience. She is the natural heir to both her parents' temperaments. With the wilfulness of her mother and the stubbornness of her father, she is redeemed by a compulsion to tell the truth and a willingness to help anyone she loves in time of trouble or distress.

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Persuasion

    • By: Jane Austen Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Phlegmatic Anne is the unappreciated strength within her family - a vain, pompous father, a self-regarding and self-deluding older sister and a dissatisfied and selfish younger one. At the age of 19, Anne is persuaded out of an engagement to Frederick Wentworth, an ambitious, highly principled and determined naval gentleman who departs in angry indignation. Eight years later, by coincidental circumstances, he is brought into her social circle once more, having obtained wealth and reputation.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Love of an Unknown Soldier

    • By: Anonymous
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce, uncredited
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'The manuscript was submitted to me by a young officer of the R.F.A., home from the front on leave. He explained that he had brought with him from France a bundle of papers which he had found in one of the dug-outs of an abandoned gun position. He discovered the papers secreted in a dark corner wedged in between a post and the wall of one of the bunks.' (Extract from the preface by John Lane, publisher)

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Captains Courageous

    • By: Rudyard Kipling Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Harvey Cheyne, the pampered son of an American millionaire, is swept overboard from the deck of a liner and picked up by a small fishing boat, one of several trawling the Grand Banks. He is rapidly confronted by the harsh realities of life and comes to terms with himself amid the hard labour and morality of the redoubtable New England fishermen.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Martin Eden

    • By: Jack London Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 16 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The phrase 'this book will change your life' has become one of the clichés of the publishing world, but Martin Eden is certainly a novel that merits that observation. Set in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Jack London's semiautobiographical narrative tells of working class sailor Eden's struggle to elevate himself to a level of society wherein, he believes, reside the intellect and culture he craves. One of the reasons for this endeavour is Ruth Morse, with whom he has fallen in love.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Two Destinies

    • By: Wilkie Collins Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    Mary and George love each other in early childhood, but George's father tears them apart, not believing that Mary, a bailiff's daughter, will be a fit match for his son. The family travel to America to pursue the father's dream of wealth. During George's absence, Mary moves to Scotland and, in order to survive, is forced into a marriage of convenience. George returns after 10 years to search for his promised bride and becomes obsessed and infatuated with a Mrs Van Brandt. Is the pursuit beginning to affect his sanity?

    Regular price: £17.49

    • Erewhon

    • By: Samuel Butler Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Erewhon is not only an adventure story but also Butler's satirical inversion of English customs and philosophy in the 19th century. The explorer Higgs discovers a well organised and civilised country - apparently idyllic. However, the body politic has two ruling obsessions, disease is considered a crime and machinery is seen as a threat to the supremacy of man.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • The Mayor of Casterbridge

    • By: Thomas Hardy Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a fit of drunken bitterness, a young hay trusser, Michael Henchard, sells his wife, Susan, to Mr. Newson, a sailor, at a country fair. The transaction also includes their daughter, Elizabeth Jane. When sober the next day, he regrets his action but looks for them in vain and is eventually told they may have emigrated. Eighteen years later Henchard is the Mayor of Casterbridge, and the people of the town believe him to be a widower.

    Regular price: £18.99

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