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    • The Great British Short Story Collection

    • By: Barry Pain, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers. 1."The Missing Years" by Barry Pain, 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs, 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens, 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain, 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier, 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy, 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey, 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey, 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poorly Narrated

    • By Ms CLARE J CLEMENS on 25-10-15

    Regular price: £99.99

    • Like a Charm

    • By: Karin Slaughter (author/editor), Mark Billingham, Lee Child, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Desire leaves a man destroyed.... A young girl's curiosity reveals secrets better left hidden.... An accidental encounter on a train ends violently.... Ambition leads to a curious exchange.... An uncanny likeness changes two lives forever.... Here is a novel in 16 chilling parts, linked by a glittering charm bracelet that brings misfortune to everyone who handles it. In Like a Charm, the cream of British and American crime writers combine for a must-have collection.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me <br />

    • By Carol Wootton on 19-04-16

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Cold Light

    • Resnick, Book 6
    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Keith Barron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Winner of The Crime Writers' Association, Cartier Diamond Dagger, 2007.

    Dana Matheison calls the police to report her flatmate, Nancy, missing. Dana's had a pretty grim Christmas herself: she's been sexually harassed by her boss, and may even have lost her job as well as her friend. Pretty soon the police have proof that Nancy was kidnapped, and then, as the New Year celebrations wind down, the first tape arrives - and Resnick knows they're dealing with a dangerous psychopath.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I was yelling at narrator

    • By Penny on 14-09-15

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Ingenious Tales by Artful Writers

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Anton Chekhov, Barry Pain, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 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

    bibliophile's collection of wide ranging and masterful short stories, embracing both the subtle and the macabre, the whimsical and the downright frightful. Fifty captivating short stories which will keep listeners glued to their headsets.

    Regular price: £99.99

    • Cold in Hand

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Nick Boulton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A dispute between rival gangs escalates into violence. One teenage girl is left dead, another injured and a police officer is caught in the crossfire. DI Resnick is hauled back to the front line to help deal with the fallout. But when the dead girl's father seeks to lay the blame on his colleague, Resnick finds the line between personal and professional dangerously blurred.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very very good

    • By JCCSussex on 23-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Vampyre and Other Short Gothic Tales

    • By: John Polidori, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Critically acclaimed audiobook reader Barnaby Edwards (Doctor Who, The Voyage of the Beagle, Space Danger) performs 11 tales of ghostly gothic spookiness. From tales of vampyres and spirits to devil’s deals and ethereal coachmen. Short but oh so sweet, these 11 stories from some of the most lauded authors of the Gothic period prove that you need only a few pages to tell a truly terrifying tale.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Gone to Ground )

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Stephen Bryan, a gay academic, is found brutally murdered in his bathroom. Will Grayson and Helen Walker, police detectives investigating the case, at first assume that his death is the result of an ill-judged sexual encounter. But doubts are soon raised. Bryan's laptop has gone missing - could the murder be connected to a biography he was writing on the life and mysterious death of fifties screen legend, Stella Leonard?

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Far Cry

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Ruth and Simon’s romantic break is shattered by the news that their daughter, Heather, on holiday in Cornwall, has disappeared. The loss is more than they can bear and they separate. In time Ruth remarries and has a second daughter, Beatrice. Then Beatrice goes missing. While DI Grayson leads the search for Beatrice, DS Helen Walker re-examines what happened to Heather years before.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pronunciation

    • By Sue on 29-06-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Waking Up: Volume 5

    • Over 30 Perspectives on Spiritual Awakening - What Does It Really Mean? Volume 5
    • By: Robert Thurman, John Prendergast, Chris Grosso, and others
    • Narrated by: Robert Thurman, John Prendergast, Chris Grosso, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In Waking Up, Volume 5, Sounds True publisher and founder Tami Simon speaks with six teachers about their personal understandings of spiritual awakening - how it takes place, what changes (and what doesn't), and how their experiences can inspire and inform our own realizations.

    Regular price: £32.19

    • Body and Soul

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    From the master of British crime writing comes Frank Elder’s last case. When his estranged daughter Katherine suddenly appears on his doorstep, Elder knows that something is badly wrong. The breakdown of her relationship with a controversial artist has sent her into a self-destructive tailspin which culminates in murder. And as Elder struggles to protect Katherine and prove her innocence, the terrors of the past threaten them both once more. 

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Darkness, Darkness

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Thirty years ago, the Miners' Strike threatened to tear the country apart, turning neighbour against neighbour - enmities which smoulder still. Resnick had run an information-gathering unit at the heart of the dispute. Now, in retirement, and grieving over the death of his partner, the discovery of the body of a woman who disappeared during the Strike brings Resnick back, and forces him to confront his past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good story but bit slow in places

    • By brummiedude on 13-04-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Living Proof

    • Resnick, Book 7
    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Keith Barron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    When a man is found in the middle of Alfreton Road in the early hours of a Sunday morning, stark naked and bleeding heavily from a chest wound, he is the latest victim in a series of vicious attacks on men. But enquiries in the mean streets of Nottingham's red-light district have brought the investigations to a dead end. But Charlie Resnick is the man for the job.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent but hard to listen to

    • By Virginia Slim on 26-06-17

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Ash and Bone

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In his Cornish hideaway, retired Detective Inspector Frank Elder's solitary life is disturbed by a call from his estranged wife, telling him his 17-year-old daughter, Katherine, is running wild, unbalanced by a rape he feels he should have prevented. Meanwhile, in London, the capture of a violent criminal goes badly wrong, and Detective Sergeant Maddy Birch is uneasy about the reasons why, an uneasiness that is compounded when she starts to believe she is being stalked.

    Regular price: £20.89

    • A Darker Shade of Blue

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Amy Shindler, Colin Mace, Gordon Griffin, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    m the killing fields of the East Midlands to the mean streets of London, from the jazz clubs and clip joints of Soho to the barren fenlands of East Anglia, this is a world of broken families and run-down estates, revenge killings and prostitution, drugs, guns and corruption; a world of overstretched police forces and underpaid detectives, men and women who strive nonetheless for a kind of justice; a world in which everything, even friendship, has a price. Featuring familiar characters including Frank Elder and Detective Inspector Charlie Resnick.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • badly compiled

    • By SwissMountainLeader on 23-08-14

    Regular price: £17.38

    • Darkness and Light

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Detective Inspector Frank Elder's first case was unsolved. A dead woman, lying on a bed, immaculately dressed. The murderer was never found: free to kill again. Eight years later, Elder's estranged wife contacts him in his Cornish hideaway. Her friend's sister Claire has mysteriously disappeared. Elder reluctantly agrees to help. Then Claire is found dead, arranged with meticulous detail on her bed, and it doesn't take long for Elder to make the connection.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre plot read badly

    • By Rosalind on 11-03-09

    Regular price: £19.59

    • Good Bait

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When a seventeen-year-old Moldovan boy is found dead on Hampstead Heath, the case falls to DCI Karen Shields and her overstretched team. Karen knows she needs a result. What she doesn't know is that her new case is tied inextricably to a much larger web of gang warfare and organised crime which infiltrates almost every aspect of London society.

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Now's the Time

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Resnick goes to London to the funeral of Ed Silver, a friend and jazz saxophonist. While there he encounters Brenda, a young runaway from Kirkby-in-Ashfield near Nottingham, now working as a prostitute around Kings Cross, and goes to hear Spike Robinson at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in Soho.

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Minor Key

    • By: John Harvey
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin, Graham Padden
    • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Minor Key, John Harvey returns to his old favourites - DI Resnick, jazz and Nottingham - explaining why they interest him before launching into a set of stories, hitherto uncollected. Unsurprisingly, jazz, Resnick and Nottingham feature. This limited edition collection ends with a set of John Harvey's poems about jazz.

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Murder Is My Racquet

    • Fourteen Original Tales of Love, Death, and Tennis by Today's Great Writers
    • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Lawrence Block, James W. Hall, and others
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Murder Is My Racquet is the most thrilling way to read about murder, intrigue...and tennis. This collection of stories by famous mystery writers, including Ridley Pearson and Lawrence Block, deals with the prestige of the high-stakes race to become one of the few international tennis stars, the promotional opportunities involved, the elimination of tournament competition, and the strategy of tennis in general.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Twenty-Minute Stories

    • Over Fifty Classic Short Stories
    • By: B. M. Croker, Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, W. C. Morrow, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Over 50 great classic short stories, each around 20 minutes in length - perfect for short journeys, bedtime listening and those moments in between.... 'The Khitmatgar' by B. M. Croker, 'The Mummy of Thompson Pratt' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Ghost at the Blue Dragon' by William J. Wintle, 'A Tropical Horror' by William Hope Hodgson, 'Miracles' by Barry Pain, 'The Dust That Was Barren' by P. C. Wren, 'His Unconquerable Enemy' by W. C. Morrow, 'A Tiger’s Skin' by W. W. Jacobs....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Impulse buy

    • By lizzie on 12-05-16

    Regular price: £89.99