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    • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 26 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,028
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 751
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 747

    Toru Okada is going through a difficult time. He is without a job, his cat has disappeared, and his wife is behaving strangely. Into this unbalanced world comes a variety of curious characters, a young girl sunbathing in a nearby garden; sisters who are very peculiar indeed; an old war veteran with a violent, disturbing story. Okada retreats to a deep well in a nearby house. And the story unfolds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very different listen

    • By Martin on 04-05-09

    Regular price: £76.19

    • Dance Dance Dance

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    Combine an offbeat cast of characters with Murakami's idiosyncratic prose, and the result is the remarkable story Dance Dance Dance: high-class call girls billed to MasterCard, a psychic 13-year-old dropout has a passion for talking heads, and meet a hunky matinee idol doomed to play dentists and teachers. Don’t forget the one-armed beach-combing poet, an uptight hotel clerk and one very bemused narrator caught in the web of advanced capitalist mayhem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant - a Murakami 'Masterpiece of weirdness'

    • By The Viscount on 04-10-16

    Regular price: £26.09

    • A Wild Sheep Chase

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 180

    A Wild Sheep Chase is one of Murakami's most fantastical novels. An advertising executive, infatuated with a girl who possesses the most perfect ears (an erotic charge for him) uses a picture of a sheep with a star on its back. This catapults him into a weird adventure to find the mythical sheep up in the wilds of Hokkaido, Japan's northern island. There are strange encounters, a hotel with an extra disappearing floor, and other oddities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wild Sheep Chase

    • By Christine on 30-05-11

    Regular price: £36.19

    • Legion of the Damned

    • By: Sven Hassel
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Convicted of deserting the German army, Sven Hassel is sent to a penal regiment on the Russian Front. He and his comrades are regarded as expendable, cannon fodder in the battle against the implacable Red Army. Outnumbered and outgunned, they fight their way across the frozen steppe.... This iconic anti-war novel is a testament to the atrocities suffered by the lone soldier in the fight for survival. Sven Hassel's unflinching narrative is based on his own experiences in the German Army.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A revelation.

    • By John on 01-11-14

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Flanagan’s Run

    • By: Tom McNab
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    During the Depression the ebullient American entrepreneur Charles Flanagan assembles 2,000 runners from all corners of the earth, to run from Los Angeles to New York for prize-money of $150,000. Flanagan’s Trans-America runners face 3,000 miles, across the Mojave desert and the frozen Rockies, running a daily average of 50 miles for three months.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging story, brilliantly narrated

    • By JanAtNotts on 08-12-15

    Regular price: £23.19

    • Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Features eye-catching typographical series design.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • A Possible Life

    • By: Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Samuel West, Christian Rodska, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Terrified, a young prisoner in the Second World War closes his eyes and pictures himself going out to bat on a sunlit cricket ground in Hampshire. Across the courtyard in a Victorian workhouse, a father too ashamed to acknowledge his son. A skinny girl steps out of a Chevy with a guitar; her voice sends shivers through the skull. Soldiers and lovers, parents and children, scientists and musicians risk their bodies and hearts in search of connection.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Little Depressing

    • By Pauline on 18-09-12

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Wheels of Terror

    • By: Sven Hassel
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Stationed on the Russian Front and now equipped with armoured vehicles, Sven Hassel and his comrades from the 27th Penal Regiment fight on remorselessly... All of them should be dead: Life expectancy on the Russian Front is measured in weeks. But Sven, Porta, Tiny and The Legionnaire fight to the end, not for Germany, not for Hitler, but for survival. Wheels of Terror is a sobering depiction of war's brutalities, and the violence and inhumanity that the history books leave out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • More sophisticated than I expected.

    • By Simon on 18-01-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Short Stories: The Thinking Man's Collection

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Edgar Wallace, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas, Martin Jarvis, Jonathan Firth, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    This fine collection of intelligent, unabridged short stories about intriguing, interesting and sometimes inspirational men is an audio treat for young and old, male or female. A carefully compiled anthology featuring timeless tales from classic authors including Charles Dickens, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Anton Chekhov, read by a cast of acclaimed and respected actors, including Stephen Fry, Martin Jarvis and Kerry Shale; this compilation will be enjoyed by the whole family. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Edgar Wallace book was the best

    • By T. Piper on 02-04-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Bored of the Rings

    • By: Harvard Lampoon
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Sometimes childish, sometimes rude, always clever and always very, very funny, this book has delighted most, and outraged a few, Tolkien fans in the US for more than 40 years. Pulling in references to popular culture and fantasy literature as a whole, this is a killingly effective parody of The Lord of the Rings. From the dreary Goddamn (Gollum) to the feckless Arrowroot (Aragorn), the bungling Goodgulf (Gandalf) to the timid, mean-minded boggies Frito (Frodo) and Dildo (Bilbo), no character is safe.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    An endearing stand-alone story from best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith. Val was working as a land girl when the Americans arrived at the nearby airfield in 1944. Mike, a young American airman, came into her life soon after, and so, too, did Peter Woodhouse, a dog badly treated on a neighbouring farm and taken in by her aunt. Little persuasion was needed for Mike to take Peter Woodhouse to the airbase, and over time he became the mascot of the American squad.

    Regular price: £27.99

    • The Rules of Backyard Cricket

    • By: Jock Serong
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Darren has two big talents: cricket and trouble. It is no surprise, then, that he becomes an Australian sporting star of the bad-boy variety - one of those men who's always got away with things and just keeps going...until the day we meet him, middle aged and in the boot of a car, and everything pointing towards a shallow grave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best!

    • By Bar54bar on 26-11-18

    Regular price: £18.79

    • H. P. Lovecraft's Short Tales of Terror

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    H. P. Lovecraft was one of the greatest ever writers of terror-filled short stories. In this collection you will hear 10 of his finest works read by acclaimed British actor, Rupert Degas. From mysterious hounds and dank dark caves, to strange family ties and a spectral ship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovecraft's earlier tales

    • By Oliver on 24-01-14

    Regular price: £9.99

    • A Decline In Prophets

    • The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Sulari Gentill
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    It’s 1932, a time of crisis and doubt. Returning home on a luxury ocean liner after months abroad, Rowland Sinclair and his companions dine with a suffragette, a Bishop and a retired World Prophet. The Church encounters less orthodox religion in the Aquitania’s chandeliered ballroom, where men of God rub shoulders with mystics in dinner suits. The elegant atmosphere on board is charged with tension, but civility prevails...until people start to die.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Double chapters

    • By Bincky on 05-06-19

    Regular price: £20.89

    • A Deniable Death

    • By: Gerald Seymour
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Danny ‘Badger’ Baxter has a talent for surveillance. But now Badger has a bigger job than photographing dissident Republicans in muddy Ulster fields, or Islamic extremists on rain swept Yorkshire moors. MI6 have a plan to assassinate the Engineer – a brilliant maker of Improvised Explosive Devices, the roadside bombs which account for 80% of British casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. The spooks know he is planning to leave his home in Iran. They just need to find out when and where he is travelling.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Restoration

    • A Novel of Seventeenth-Century England
    • By: Rose Tremain
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The award-winning Restoration is one of Rose Tremain's most popular works, and showcases her remarkable talent for capturing historical settings and personalities. Set during the English Restoration in the decadent court of King Charles II, the novel weaves a story of corrupted innocence, betrayal, love and hope against a fascinating historical backdrop.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Extraordinary

    • By bookywooky on 06-01-12

    Regular price: £13.59

    • A Few Right Thinking Men

    • The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Sulari Gentill
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Rowland Sinclair is an artist and a gentleman. In Australia's 1930s, the Sinclair name is respectable and influential, yet Rowland has a talent for scandal. He relies on the Sinclair fortune to indulge his artistic passions and friends: a poet, a painter and a brazen sculptress. Mounting tensions fuelled by the Great Depression take Australia to the brink of revolution, but Rowland Sinclair is indifferent to the politics...until a brutal murder exposes an extraordinary and treasonous conspiracy.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • If You Could See Me Now

    • By: Cecelia Ahern
    • Narrated by: Susan Lynch, Rupert Degas
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Elizabeth's sister Saoirse is a red-haired whirlwind, always leaving behind pieces that Elizabeth struggles to pick up. One of those pieces is Saoirse's six-year-old son, Luke, a quiet, contemplative boy. When Luke is playing in Elizabeth's garden one day, and witnessing the latest scene between his mother and his aunt, a friend named Ivan walks into his life. This unexpected and rather mysterious friend will change Luke - but will have an even greater impact on Elizabeth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Adult fairy tale

    • By Sylvia on 18-07-07

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Paving the New Road

    • The Rowland Sinclair Series, Book 4
    • By: Sulari Gentill
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    It's 1933, and Eric Campbell, the man who would be Australia's Fuehrer, is on a fascist tour of the continent seeking allegiances. Yet the Australian way of life is not undefended. The clandestine armies of the Establishment have mobilised to undermine Campbell's ambitions. But when the Establishment's man in Munich is killed, desperate measures are necessary. Rowland Sinclair must travel to Germany to defend Australian democracy from the relentless march of Fascism.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Miles off Course

    • The Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Sulari Gentill
    • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In early 1933, Rowland Sinclair and his companions are ensconced in the superlative luxury of The Hydro Majestic; trouble seems very distant indeed...until Harry Simpson vanishes. Croquet and pre-dinner cocktails are abandoned as Rowland begins the hunt. Stockmen, gangsters and a belligerent writer all gather to the fray, as the investigation becomes embroiled with a much darker conspiracy.

    Regular price: £20.89

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