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    • Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 3

    • By: Scott Smith, Nathan Ballingrud, Brian Hodge, and others
    • Narrated by: Angel Leigh McCoy
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    It was a killer year for horror fiction of the harder kind. Authors, editors, and publishers presented readers with some startling works of horrific imagination, stories graphic in the extreme yet with subtleties suggesting larger meanings, tales that explore humanity by plumbing depths of soulless inhumanity and, in some cases, outright depravity. The stories here represent the best of them, disturbing tales that dig deep and take you into the dark heart of horror itself, unrelenting and unapologetic.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • better than expected

    • By pointlessgods on 20-10-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Real-Town Murders

    • By: Adam Roberts
    • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Alma is a private detective in a near-future England, a country desperately trying to tempt people away from the delights of Shine, the immersive successor to the Internet. But most people are happy to spend their lives plugged in, and the country is decaying. Alma's partner is ill and has to be treated without fail every four hours, a task that only Alma can do. If she misses the five-minute window, her lover will die.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Info dumping

    • By R. Maines on 29-11-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Six Days of Impossible

    • Navy SEAL Hell Week - A Doctor Looks Back
    • By: Robert Adams
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Six days in hell define every SEAL that moves past the point of no return in their minds. Robert Adams, MD, brings the experiences of his classmates into view with real, difficult to believe experiences, described in frightening detail by the men that lived through the frigid cold, filthy muddy days, and body-destroying events of a winter Hell Week. Eleven of 70 men went on to graduate and serve over 40 years in almost every SEAL or UDT team with honor. Listen to their real-time story, and learn why these 11 men succeeded when so many others failed.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Shada

    • Doctor Who: The Lost Adventure
    • By: Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
    • Narrated by: Lalla Ward
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    The Doctor's old friend and fellow Time Lord Professor Chronotis has retired to Cambridge University - where nobody will notice if he lives for centuries. But now he needs help from the Doctor, Romana, and K-9. When he left Gallifrey he took with him a few little souvenirs - most of them are harmless. But one of them is extremely dangerous. The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey isn't a book for Time Tots.It must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing adaptation of a lost story (audible)

    • By Robbie J on 14-04-12

    Regular price: £22.00

    • The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: John Joseph Adams (editor), Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Roden, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    A modern short story collection featuring the great detective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worth every penny and more

    • By Smask on 02-04-10

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Soddit

    • By: Adam Roberts
    • Narrated by: Mark Perry
    • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Bingo Sac Grabbins is asked by the coughing wizard Gandef and some (oddly Welsh) dwarves to help them relieve the great dragon Smug of his gold.SF author and Tolkien scholar Adam Roberts has written a parody that is both hilarious and intelligent. With knowing digs at the fantasy genre in general and the mystique that has built around middle earth in particular this will make Tolkien's 21st century readers laugh in a way that Bored of the Rings made his fans of 1969 laugh.

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Episode 54: Syria, the World’s Nightmare

    • By: David Remnick, Adam Davidson, Omar Dawood, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    What began as an Arab Spring uprising has turned into a grinding six-year civil war and the worst humanitarian crisis of the twenty-first century...

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Thing Itself

    • By: Adam Roberts
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Two men while away the days in an Antarctic research station. Tensions between them build as they argue over a love letter one of them has received. One is practical and open. The other surly, superior and obsessed with reading one book - by the philosopher Kant. As a storm brews and they lose contact with the outside world, they debate Kant, reality and the emptiness of the universe. The come to hate each other, and they learn that they are not alone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing story, original and doesn't patronise

    • By ziiigggg on 15-08-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Thought X

    • Fictions and Hypotheticals (Science-Into-Fiction, Book 6)
    • By: Ian Watson, Adam Marek, Dr. Rob Appleby - editor, and others
    • Narrated by: John Banks, Nicola Bryant
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Science is always telling stories. Whether in the creation myths of evolution or the Big Bang, or in the eureka moments of science history, narrative just as much as metaphor is a key tool in the scientist's surprisingly literary toolkit. In this unique anthology, authors have collaborated with leading scientists, to bounce literary, human narratives against purely theoretical ones, alloying together real stories with abstract ones, to produce truly extraordinary results.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Prosper!

    • How to Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting
    • By: Chris Martenson, Adam Taggart, Robert Kiyosaki - foreword
    • Narrated by: Chris Martenson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Current global trends are bleak: weak economic growth, too much debt, declining incomes for the lower 99 percent, a dangerous addiction to fossil fuels, and ecological destruction - just to name a few. Many of us understandably feel resigned to an eroding standard of living in the years to come. At best. But what if we told you that there are specific attainable steps you can take today that can limit your vulnerability to these trends and help you be richer, healthier, and happier?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very depressing - had to stop reading it

    • By Roy on 19-04-16

    Regular price: £26.79

    • Jack Glass

    • By: Adam Roberts
    • Narrated by: Elliot Chapman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    Jack Glass is the murderer. We know this from the start. Yet as this extraordinary novel tells the story of three murders committed by Glass, the listener will be surprised to find out that it was Glass who was the killer and how he did it. And by the end of the book our sympathies for the killer are fully engaged. Riffing on the tropes of crime fiction (the country house murder, the locked room mystery) and imbued with the feel of golden age sci-fi, Jack Glass is another bravura performance from Roberts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • unusual and interesting

    • By D. Childs on 03-01-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea

    • By: Adam Roberts
    • Narrated by: Christian Coulson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    It is 1958 and the France's first nuclear submarine, Plongeur. leaves port for the first of its sea trials. On board, gathered together for the first time, one of the Navy's most experienced captains and a tiny skeleton crew of sailors, engineers and scientists. The Plongeur makes her first dive and goes down, and down and down... Out of control, the submarine plummets to a depth where the pressure will crush her hull, killing everyone on board, and beyond.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Plumbing the cosmic depths

    • By Brian on 01-09-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Swords of the Horseclans

    • Horseclans Series, Book 2
    • By: Robert Adams
    • Narrated by: Ellery Truesdell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The blood-soaked blade of war. For seven hundred years, the Undying High Lord Milo has been building his Confederation, leading the Horseclans slowly across the lands once known as the United States, absorbing city-states and nomadic tribes alike, some by peaceful means, some by the sword. But now his enemies have banded together into an army far larger than Milo can muster.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Coming of the Horseclans

    • By: Robert Adams
    • Narrated by: Ellery Truesdell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    After 200 years of searching for other immortals, the Undying High Lord Milo Morai has returned to the Horseclans to fulfill an ancient prophecy and lead them to their destined homeland by the sea. But in their path wait the armed might of the Ehleenee and an enemy even more treacherous - the Witchmen, pre-Holocaust scientists who have survived the centuries by stealing other men's bodies to house their evil minds and who have in their hidden stronghold the means of destroying all who will not become their willing slaves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This just might happen!

    • By Teresa Cooper on 06-03-15

    Regular price: £17.49

    • SHADA: Das verlorene Abenteuer

    • Doctor Who
    • By: Douglas Adams, Gareth Roberts
    • Narrated by: Michael Schwarzmaier
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ein Time Lord und alter Freund des Doktors namens Professor Chronotis hat sich an die Universität von Cambridge zurückgezogen, weil dort niemandem auffallen wird, dass er die Jahrhunderte überdauert. Als er Gallifrey verließ, nahm er das Verehrungswürdige und Uralte Gesetz von Gallifrey mit, eines der Artefakte, die aus Rassilons dunklem Zeitalter stammen. Es darf nicht in die falschen Hände fallen.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • To My Mommy, with Love: Volume 1

    • A Lyrical Celebration of Motherhood
    • By: John Quincy Adams, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Mathilde Blind, and others
    • Narrated by: Lissa Lia, Luke Paul Varella Zappardino, Nicolas William Zappardino, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Twenty-one SonicMovies - stirring AuralPerformances enhanced with sound effects and musical scores - interwoven in a collaboration centuries in the making between some of the world's greatest musicians, poets, and entertainers featuring John Quincy Adams, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Mathilde Blind, Ada Cambridge, Emily Dickinson, Frances E. W. Harper, Felicia Dorothea Hemans, William Earnest Henley, Lucy Larcom, James E. McGirt, Alice Christiana Meynell, Lydia Jane Peirson, and more.

    Regular price: £3.19

    • The Sphinx

    • The Amazing Secret of Egypt's Great Enigma
    • By: Robert Temple, Olivia Temple, Adam Stout Dr., and others
    • Narrated by: Philip Gardiner
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 2
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    Robert and Olivia Temple's new book, The Sphinx Mystery, is a work of profound significance for Egyptology. Not only do the Temples completely re-analyze what the Sphinx is and represents; they re-trace its epic origins and re-examine its original purpose. In a remarkable investigation, they uncover what was before our very eyes, a startling discovery that even the world's most learned Egyptologists have failed to see.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not a book, but an interview

    • By Amazon Kunde on 30-11-11

    Regular price: £16.99