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    • The Book of Magic

    • A Collection of Stories by Various Authors
    • By: Gardner Dozois, K. J. Parker, Megan Lindholm, and others
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins, Susan Denaker, Stephen Mendel, and others
    • Length: 24 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An anthology celebrating the witches and sorcerers of epic fantasy - featuring stories by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Megan Lindholm and many more! Hot on the heels of Gardner Dozois' (Rogues, Old Venus) acclaimed anthology The Book of Swords comes this companion volume devoted to magic. How could it be otherwise? For every Frodo, there is a Gandalf...and a Saruman. For every Dorothy, a Glinda...and a Wicked Witch of the West. What would Harry Potter be without Albus Dumbledore...and Severus Snape?

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Licence Renewed

    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    The first of John Gardner's novels featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent. Bond has been assigned to investigate one Dr. Anton Murik, a brilliant nuclear physicist who is thought to have been meeting with a terrorist known as Franco. Together, they plan to hijack six nuclear power plants around the world and start a global meltdown, unless Bond can stop them...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Licence To Thrill???

    • By Donald on 06-08-13

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Scorpius

    • James Bond Series
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4 out of 5 stars 29

    When the body of a mysterious woman is found to be carrying the phone number of James Bond, Bond is called in by M to help the investigation. But before he can even reach headquarters he is nearly run off the road in a high-speed motorway chase. Someone wants Bond dead.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Role of Honour

    • James Bond Series
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Following scandal and his shock resignation from Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, James Bond becomes a gun for hire; able, and willing, to sell his lethal skills to the highest bidder. And SPECTRE, it seems, are eager to have the disgraced British super spy on their payroll.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Icebreaker

    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Bond reluctantly finds himself recruited into a dangerous mission involving an equally dangerous and treacherous alliance of agents from the CIA, the KGB, and Israel's Mossad. The team dubbed "Icebreaker" waste no time double crossing each other, as they try to root out the leader of the murderous National Socialist Action Army, Count Konrad von Gloda, a one time SS officer, who now perceives himself as the New Adolf Hitler.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • SeaFire

    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    James Bond is back in action, with the stunning Flicka von Grusse at his side and his license to kill renewed once more. His target is Sir Maxwell Tarn: a businessman whose legitimate empire spans the globe, whose wealth is uncountable, who also deals in illegal weapons on a breathtaking scale. But even Bond is unprepared for the speed of events, as a sting operation in a Cambridge hotel leads rapidly to an assassination in Spain, a fugitive in Israel, and neo-Nazi plotters in Germany.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Brokenclaw

    • James Bond Series 10
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    On holiday in Victoria, British Columbia, Bond becomes by intrigued Lee Fu-Chu, a half-Blackfoot, half-Chinese philanthropist who is known as "Brokenclaw" because of a deformed hand. On his return to the UK Bond is tasked to investigate the kidnapping of several scientists who have been working on a new submarine detection system. It becomes clear that Brokenclaw is behind the kidnapping.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Amazon Customer on 18-01-18

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Never Send Flowers

    • James Bond Series 13
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    In different corners of the world four high-profile figures are assassinated in less than a week. Nobody links the deaths but one thing is certain: each of them has been stalked, sought out, and killed with care and preparation. Then a sinister connection is established: a single, blood-tipped rose is sent to each funeral and an unremarkable female agent is murdered in Switzerland.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Death Is Forever

    • James Bond Series
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The Cold War is over. After two British agents die under mysterious and strangely old-fashioned circumstances in Germany, Bond is paired up with beautiful CIA agent "Easy" St. John. He's been assigned to track down the surviving members of "Cabal," a Cold War-era intelligence network that received a mysterious and unauthorized signal to disband.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Nobody Lives Forever

    • James Bond Series, Book 5
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Bond was supposed to be on leave. But SPECTRE leader Tamil Rahani, dying from injuries suffered at Bond's hand, is determined to make it the holiday to die for. With a price on his head, Bond must evade the world's greatest assassins in a ruthless game of cat-and-mouse across Europe, while trying to save the lives of the two women who matter to him most, his housekeeper May and Miss Moneypenny. But Bond has been a target before. And when it comes to staying alive, nobody does it better than 007.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent !!

    • By Mr on 15-09-16

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Win, Lose or Die

    • James Bond Series, Book 8
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    When M receives word that a known terrorist organization is planning to infiltrate and destroy a top-secret British Royal Navy aircraft carrier-based summit of world leaders, James Bond is returned to active duty in the Royal Navy. Promoted from Commander to Captain, Bond is expected to infiltrate the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible and identify potential sleeper agents.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • simply awful

    • By Douglas on 06-12-17

    Regular price: £18.39

    • For Special Services

    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    In this second instalment of John Gardner's Bond series, Bond teams up with CIA agent Cedar Leiter, daughter of his old friend Felix Leiter, to investigate Markus Bismaquer, who is suspected of reviving the notorious criminal organisation SPECTRE

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh oh 7

    • By Diane on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Cold

    • James Bond Series, Book 16
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    James Bond is on a mission that will become an obsession. It starts the night Flight 229 is torn apart at Washington airport, killing 435 passengers. But the victim who matters to Bond is the Principessa Sukie Tempesta: once his lover, still his friend. The search for Sukie's killers will turn out to be the most complex and demanding assignment of Bond's career. Across continents and through ever-changing labyrinths of evil, he follows the traces of clues into the center of a fanatical society more deadly than any terrorist army.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Rip-Off!

    • By: John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, and others
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    In Rip-Off!, 13 of today’s best and most honored writers of speculative fiction face a challenge even they would be hard-pressed to conceive: Pick your favorite opening line from a classic piece of fiction (or even non-fiction) - then use it as the first sentence of an entirely original short story.

    Regular price: £20.19

    • No Deals, Mr. Bond

    • James Bond Series 6
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Two female agents of Operation Cream Cake - double agents and honey traps against the KGB - are murdered. Bond must find the others and conduct them to safety before they meet a similar fate. In a race against time, Bond travels to Ireland and the KGB is soon on the scene. But all is not as it seems and soon Bond finds he needs all his wits to negotiate a labyrinth of double-crossing that is to lead him to a bewildering showdown in a remote corner of the Kowloon province of Hong Kong.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • The Man from Barbarossa

    • James Bond Series, Book 11
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    James Bond has been partnered with an Israeli Mossad agent, Pete Natkowitz, and assigned to work with the KGB to infiltrate a terrorist group. The group, The Scales of Justice, are demanding the trial of a suspected Nazi war criminal and each day of delay brings another death. Posing as a TV crew, Bond and the other agents attempt to discover the group's real motive.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Moriarty

    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Forced to flee England and live in America during the 1890s, Professor James Moriarty - arch-enemy of Sherlock Holmes - returns to London in 1900 to find that his huge criminal empire has been infiltrated and plundered by the coming crime boss, Idle Jack Idell. As if this was not enough, he has evidence that one of his closest lieutenants, a member of the self-styled Praetorian Guard, is betraying him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Victorian Values

    • By Toby on 09-12-09

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Seafire

    • John Gardner's James Bond
    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    In Gardner's 13th James Bond novel, Bond and his stunning partner, the former Swiss intelligence agent Flicka von Grusse, investigate the disappearance of Sir Maxwell, a self-made billionaire whose aims rival that of Hitler. Their pursuit takes them on a dangerous course through London to Spain then across the Middle East and on to a floating laboratory off the coast of Puerto Rico while caught up in both deadly international arms trade and an ecological disaster that threatens the entire globe.

    Regular price: £9.09

    • Cold Fall (John Gardner’s Bond #16)

    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    In this white-knuckle 007 thriller, John Gardner leads master spy James Bond on the most complex and demanding assignment of his career. Across continents and through ever changing labyrinths of evil, Bond follows the traces of clues into the center of an organization more deadly than any terrorist army-a fanatical society code-named COLD, the Children of the Last Days. What he finds there could very well spell his own last days.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cold Killer

    • By Donald on 06-08-13

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Grendel

    • By: John Gardner
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    World renowned critic John Gardner has received prestigious awards for his wide range of literary achievements including short stories, novels, and essays. When he turns his talents to retelling Beowulf, the earliest epic in British literature, the result is a work that combines extensive knowledge with a marvelous strain of pure fun. In Gardner's version of the epic, instead of lauding the helmeted hero, Beowulf, the spotlight shines on Grendel.

    Regular price: £19.39

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