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    • Pompeii

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? All along the coast, the Roman Empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas. The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum and Pompeii. Only one man is worried.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A excellent listen. Highly recommended

    • By Ivan on 30-07-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Fatherland

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,141

    Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought Provoking

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-02-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Conclave

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Roy Mcmillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,086
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,078

    The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bizarrely gripping

    • By Biker on 12-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Munich

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 963
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 957

    Set over four days against the backdrop of the Munich Conference of September 1938, Munich follows the fortunes of two men who were friends at Oxford together in the 1920s. Hugh Legat is a rising star of the British diplomatic service, serving in 10 Downing Street as a private secretary to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Paul von Hartmann is on the staff of the German Foreign Office - and secretly a member of the anti-Hitler resistance. They have not been in contact for more than a decade.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent, shame a key passage was missing!

    • By Toast Cartoons on 02-10-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Dictator

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 976
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 905
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 902

    There was a time when Cicero held Caesar’s life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure, and Cicero’s life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and, for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At last!

    • By Mary Carnegie on 27-11-15

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Selling Hitler

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    Spring 1983: it seemed that one of the most startling discoveries of the century had been made, and that one of the world's most sought after documents had finally come to light - the private diaries of Adolf Hitler. What followed was a fiasco of fakery, greed, the duping of experts, and the exchange of extraordinary sums of money for worldwide publishing rights. But that was just the beginning of the story....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Hitler Diaries

    • By D. R. Croft on 24-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Imperium

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,019
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

    When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb story, utterly superb narration.

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Lustrum

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 619
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 619

    Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an ambitious playboy. The stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes - are all interleaved to form this epic novel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best reader

    • By Hugo on 09-05-16

    Regular price: £23.99

    • An Officer and a Spy

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,379
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374

    January 1895: On a freezing morning in the heart of Paris, an army officer, Georges Picquart, witnesses a convicted spy, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, being publicly humiliated in front of 20,000 spectators baying ‘Death to the Jew!’ The officer is rewarded with promotion: Picquart is made the French army’s youngest colonel and put in command of ‘the Statistical Section’ - the shadowy intelligence unit that tracked down Dreyfus.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Julian Summer on 12-10-13

    Regular price: £24.00

    • The Ghost

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    The moment I heard how McAra died I should have walked away. I can see that now...'The narrator of Robert Harris's gripping new novel is a professional ghostwriter - cynical, mercenary, and with a nice line in deadpan humour.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes me think again about the British PM

    • By Donn Edwards on 05-07-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Fear Index

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 557
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 301

    His name is carefully guarded from the general public but within the secretive inner circles of the ultra-rich Dr Alex Hoffmann is a legend – a visionary scientist whose computer software turns everything it touches into gold. Together with his partner, an investment banker, Hoffmann has developed a revolutionary form of artificial intelligence that tracks human emotions, enabling it to predict movements in the financial markets with uncanny accuracy. His hedge fund, based in Geneva, makes billions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unpleasantly close to the present

    • By Nils on 08-10-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Enigma

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Alan Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    At Bletchley Park Tom Jericho, a brilliant young codebreaker, is facing a double nightmare. The Germans have unaccountably changed their U-boat Enigma code, threatening a massive Allied defeat. As suspicion grows that there may be a spy inside Bletchley, and Jericho is suspected, his girlfriend, the beautiful and mysterious Claire Romilly, suddenly disappears.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enigma - exploring the complexities of Katyn

    • By Stafford Steve on 30-12-10

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Archangel

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    When historian Fluke Kelso learns of the existence of a secret notebook belonging to Josef Stalin he is determined to track it down, whatever the consequences. From the violent political intrigue and decadence of modern Moscow he heads north - to the vast forests surrounding the White Sea port of Archangel, and a terrifying encounter with Russia's unburied past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A let-down

    • By Artemis on 19-02-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Lustrum

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Oliver Ford-Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The year is 63 BC. In an age of political titans, Cicero stands supreme: the senior consul of the Roman republic. But jealous rivals are determined to destroy him and seize control of the state. To thwart them will take all his guile - and will lead him, and Rome, to the brink of destruction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great but too short

    • By Joshua on 26-06-15

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Thirty-One Kings

    • Richard Hannay Returns
    • By: Robert J. Harris
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In his final novel, Sick Heart River, John Buchan predicted that with the outbreak of a second world war Richard Hannay and all his companions of old would be going back into action. In The Thirty-One Kings, the tale of their adventures is finally told. June 1940. As German troops pour across France, the veteran soldier and adventurer Richard Hannay is called back into service. In Paris an agent, codenamed 'Roland', has disappeared and is assumed to be in the hands of the Nazis.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too many “jolly hockey sticks” for me ‘

    • By Neels on 14-02-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Fatherland (Dramatised)

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    The year is 1964, and it's a week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Nazi Germany won the Second World War, Churchill is living in exile in Canada, Joseph Kennedy is President of the United States, and King Edward and Queen Wallis are puppet monarchs of the United Kingdom. In this dimension, history took a very different turn in 1942 to the one we are familiar with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great play

    • By Sarah on 14-06-07

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Ghost

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Adam Lang has been Britain's longest serving - and most controversial - prime minister of the last half century. And now that he's left office, he's accepted one of history's largest cash advances to compose a tell-all (or at least, tell-some) memoir of his life and years of power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Story

    • By Carien on 08-01-15

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Imperium

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Oliver Ford-Davies
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Cicero Trilogy (Book 1)

    • By S P Hall on 19-02-18

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Pompeii

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? All along the coast, the Roman Empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas. The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Harris is a brilliant storyteller

    • By Dave on 27-01-19

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Munich

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Martin Spinhayer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Septembre 1938. Hitler est prêt à déclarer la guerre. Le premier ministre du Royaume-Uni, Chamberlain, fera tout pour conserver la paix. Tout se jouera dans une ville : Munich. Tandis que l'avion de Chamberlain survole la manche, Hitler quitte le sud de Berlin en train. Tous deux se dirigent vers Munich. De leur côté, deux jeunes hommes entament le même voyage : Hugh Legat, secrétaire privé de Chamberlain, et Paul Hartmann, diplomate allemand et membre de la résistance au nazisme.

    Regular price: £21.39

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