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    • The Singapore Grip

    • By: J. G. Farrell
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A classic novel by a Booker Prize-winning author. Singapore just before the Japanese invasion in the Second World War: the Blackett family's prosperous world of tennis parties, cocktails and deferential servants seems unchanging. But it is poised on the edge of the abyss. This is the eve of the fall of Singapore and, as we know, of much else besides.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Purplelotus on 12-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Siege of Krishnapur

    • By: J. G. Farrell
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt, and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight for their lives with what weapons they can muster. As food and ammunition grow short, the Residency, its defences battered by shot and shell and eroded by the rains, becomes ever more vulnerable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great tale

    • By Stokey Sue on 15-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Troubles

    • By: J. G. Farrell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Hely
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Major Brendan Archer travels to Ireland - to the Majestic Hotel and to the fiancée he acquired on a rash afternoon's leave three years ago. Despite her many letters, the lady herself proves elusive, and the Major's engagement is short-lived. But he is unable to detach himself from the alluring discomforts of the crumbling hotel. Ensconced in the dim and shabby splendour of the Palm Court, surrounded by gently decaying old ladies and proliferating cats, the Major passes the summer.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Troubles

    • By: J. G. Farrell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    A listener follows Brendan Archer, a major in the British Army, to County Wicklow in Ireland, where he is supposed to meet the woman he thinks he will marry. When his plans do not turn out quite as he imagined, he decides to stay on at The Majestic - a crumbling coastal hotel - which holds a strange charm and many eccentric, often amusing, inhabitants.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent book wonderfully read

    • By Patrick on 08-07-08

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Siege of Krishnapur

    • By: J. G. Farrell
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    India, 1857 - the year of the Great Mutiny, when Muslim soldiers turned in bloody rebellion on their British overlords. This time of convulsion is the subject of The Siege of Krishnapur, widely considered to the one of the finest British novels of the last 50 years. A witty and individual take on the many traditions and follies of Empire, it is also a gripping account of survival under siege, illuminating how extreme conditions can influence and affect people's behaviour and the human spirit.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • incomplete

    • By Amir El Alem on 02-10-14

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Harvard Business Review, June 2006

    • By: Paul Hemp, Paul J.H. Schoemaker, Robert Gunthier, and others
    • Narrated by: Harvard Business Review
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In this month's cover story, we'll hear about understanding your own company's "stronger hand". Also, we�ll hear articles about smarter marketing research, managing your employees with authenticity, and how to ensure that the right people are doing the right things in strategically critical jobs.

    Regular price: £6.39