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    • Angels and Insects

    • By: A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated by: John Sackville, Sally Scott
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Morpho Eugenia, an explorer realises that the behaviour of the people around him is alarmingly similar to that of the insects he studies. In The Conjugal Angel, curious individuals - some fictional, others drawn from history - gather to connect with the spirit world. Throughout both, Byatt examines the eccentricities of the Victorian era, weaving fact and fiction, reality and romance, science and faith into a sumptuous, magical tapestry.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Noonday

    • By: Pat Barker
    • Narrated by: Anne Reid, Finlay Robertson, John Sackville, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Noonday by Pat Barker, read by Juliet Stevenson, Stephen Boxer, John Sackville, Anne Reid & Finlay Robertson. London, the Blitz, autumn 1940. Ambulance drivers Elinor Brooke and Kit Neville ferry injured survivors from bomb sites to hospitals while Elinor's husband, Paul, works as an air-raid warden.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost a documentary

    • By Anonymous User on 11-08-17

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Nine Lives

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's New Year's Eve. A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London over the next 48 hours. The government has surveillance on the group, a man undercover, and prepare to move in, to take out the terrorists before they can strike. But they lose contact with their inside man. And the cell vanishes into thin air, dispersing into the streets, armed and intent on completing their assault on London. The best counterterrorist teams in the country are told to take them down before it's too late.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Blackout

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Young counterterrorist cop Sam Archer arrives for work at the Armed Response Unit expecting a quiet day. But unbeknownst to him, a storm is coming. Three men have already been killed that morning. One committed suicide by the River Thames. Another was strangled in his car in Washington, DC. And the third was shot in the face in his high-rise New York apartment as he slept. The deaths seem random, thousands of miles apart. But they are all connected - by a shocking event 15 years ago.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • Silent Night

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a cold December morning in New York City, a man is found dead in Central Park. There are no knife or gunshot wounds to his body and no signs of violence. But beside the body is a box containing a cracked vial. Suspecting he died from some sort of biological attack, a lab team screen the body. What they find is deeply unsettling and terrifying.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Good People

    • By: Nir Baram
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's late 1938. Thomas Heiselberg has built a career in Berlin as a market researcher for an American advertising company. In Leningrad, 22-year-old Sasha Weissberg has grown up eavesdropping on the intellectual conversations in her parents' literary salon. They each have grand plans for their lives. Neither of them thinks about politics too much, but after catastrophe strikes they will have no choice.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Villa Rouge

    • By: Maggie Ross
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Morgan Perincall's marriage is already disintegrating when her husband volunteers for service in France. Dazed by his desertion, she sends their children west to safety, and leaves London for the Villa Rouge, by the Thames estuary, to take shelter under her father's roof. Caught between the open hostility of her father's housekeeper and the suffocating affection of her crippled younger brother, Morgan is relieved to find her days brightened by the arrival of an R.A.F. squadron - a chance to relive the romances of her wilder youth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected gem

    • By Jefferson on 26-10-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Byron Easy

    • By: Jude Cook
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's 24 December 1999. Byron Easy, a poverty-stricken poet, half-cut and suicidal, sits on a stationary train at King's Cross waiting to depart. He has in his lap a bin-liner containing his remaining worldly goods - an empty bottle of red wine, a few books, a handful of crumpled banknotes. As the journey commences he conjures memories of the recent past, of his rollercoaster London life, and, most distressingly, of Mandy - his half-Spanish, Amazonian wife - in an attempt to make sense of his predicament.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Dark Tale of a Poet's Marriage

    • By Rachel on 15-07-13

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Banner of Passing Clouds

    • By: Anthea Nicholson
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    The Banner of the Passing Clouds depicts life under the totalitarian communist regime in Georgia from the 50s to 90s, when Georgia gained independence from the USSR. Its narrator, born on the day Stalin dies, is given Stalin's name by hospital nurses - Iosif Dzhugashvili. When Iosif learns of his link to the 'man of steel', he becomes convinced that Stalin has found a new dwelling place within his chest, a burden he both welcomes and fears.

    Regular price: £17.19