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    • The Wind Singer

    • The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    In Aramanth, exams are everything. When Kestrel rebels, her family are sentenced to the harshest punishment. To save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer and she sets out to discover the true source of the evil that grips Aramanth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Imaginative, unpredictable and absorbing

    • By Knucklebones on 23-08-14

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Slaves of the Mastery

    • Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Five years have passed. The city of Aramanth has become kinder - weaker. When the ruthless soldiers of the Mastery strike, the city is burned, and the Manth people are taken into slavery. Kestrel Hath is left behind, separated from her beloved brother, Bowman, and vowing revenge. Now Kestrel must find Bowman again, and Bowman must learn the secrets of the Singer people. Only then will they break the power of the Mastery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I've read this book many times, never gets old.

    • By Sophie Geall on 11-03-15

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Firesong

    • The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Led by Hanno and Ira Hath, 32 mostly Manth survivors of the fall of the Mastery search for the fabled Homeland. Ira knows that as long as she feels the warmth on her face, despite the wintry conditions, they are heading in the right direction. She also knows that, according to the prophecy, she will die when they reach the homeland. She grows weaker with every step. Hanno must keep up the spirits of the marchers on the gruelling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my all-time favourites

    • By Leanne Brocklehurst on 25-08-18

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Wind Singer

    • The Wind on the Fire Trilogy
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: William Nicholson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    "I hate school! I hate ratings! I won't reach higher! I won't strive harder! I won't make tomorrow better than today!" In the walled city of Aramanth, exams are everything - not only for children, but for whole families. When Kestrel Hath dares to rebel, the Chief Examiner humiliates her father and sentences the family to the harshest punishment.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Missing Chapters

    • By Harriet Phipps on 09-03-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Shadowlands

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    William Nicholson's Tony-nominated stage adaptation of his award-winning BBC teleplay relates the story of shy Oxford don and children's author C.S. Lewis and American poet Joy Gresham. Shadowlands shows how love, and the risk of loss, transformed this great man's relationships, even with God.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Natsume on 15-08-16

    Regular price: £6.59

    • All the Hopeful Lovers

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Belinda wistfully reflects how much better at sex she is now than when she was in her twenties. She's thought about taking a lover, but ultimately could never do that to her husband Tom. So imagine her despair when she discovers he's having an affair... Nicholson casts an unflinching eye on men's attitude to sex, women, love and family life. This is our own familiar world rendered pacy, funny, emotionally on the button and hugely entertaining.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration

    • By R Mason on 12-11-17

    Regular price: £17.38

    • Slaves of the Mastery

    • The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Kati Nicholl, William Nicholson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The city of Aramanth has become a kinder place, but in becoming kinder it has also become weaker, making it the perfect target for the ruthless soldiers of the Mastery. After a swift and brutal battle that leaves the city burned and the Manth people destined for slavery, Kestrel finds herself alone, angry and bitterly sworn to wreak her own revenge. But first she must find her beloved brother Bowman, and he in turn must find a way of understanding the secrets of the mysterious Singer people.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story, well read.

    • By Laurence on 08-06-16

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Firesong

    • The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Kati Nichol, William Nicholson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    Led by Hanno and Ira Hath, 32 mostly Manth survivors of the fall of the Mastery search for the fabled Homeland. Ira knows that as long as she feels the warmth on her face, despite the wintry conditions, they are heading in the right direction. She also knows that, according to the prophecy, she will die when they reach the homeland. She grows weaker with every step. Hanno must keep up the spirits of the marchers on the gruelling journey.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Motherland

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Kitty is loved by two best friends: Ed, a handsome hero, and Larry, not-so-handsome, not-so-heroic, but a good, kind man. Larry adores Kitty from the start, but Kitty finds Ed difficult to resist. When both men go off to war, Ed wins the highest military honour for his bravery. But sometimes heroes don’t make the best husbands.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed

    • By w.a.m. on 21-08-15

    Regular price: £21.79

    • The Lovers of Amherst

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Katherine Mangold, Josie Dunn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    August 1881: Mabel Todd arrives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband, David. Mabel soon fall passionately in love with Austin Dickinson, a married man with three children, and he with her. October 2013: Alice Dickinson takes time off work to research a screenplay on a story that has fascinated her since her college days, when her love of Emily Dickinson's poems began. The story is the illicit love affair between Austin Dickinson and Mabel Todd.

    Regular price: £15.69

    • The Society of Others

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Glen McCready
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    He has nowhere to go. So he goes there. The narrator of The Society of Others is an alienated young man who sees no meaning in life. He doesn't even see the point of getting out of bed in the morning. To get his family off his back, he embarks on an aimless hitchhiking adventure around Europe. But his journey soon turns into an orgy of violence...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Disaffected Youth

    • By Susan on 16-08-14

    Regular price: £13.09

    • Christ, the Believer's Life!

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Troy Davis
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Original Recording
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    William Nicholson asks us the question “What are we living for?”. His answer is that for him, Christ is life. He states that Christ had lived, promised, taught, and suffered, which makes him the pinnacle of hope and the essence of life. 

    Regular price: £0.99

    • Death, the Believer's Gain!

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Troy Davis
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Death is a rather sinister and taboo topic but for Christians, it is one of relief. The Bible teaches us all how to die, and William Nicholson stresses the importance of life as a preparation. In order to gain the glory promised after death, Christ must always be present before it and be a prevailing force in our lives. 

    Regular price: £1.29

    • The Will of Christ!

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Troy Davis
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Original Recording
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    We tend to leave a will to divide goods and possessions, but Christ left a will as well. William Nicholson explains to us the nature of Christ’s will. He states how this will is a gracious one and will be constituted once we accept the life and teachings of Christ. 

    Regular price: £1.59

    • The Commencement and Progress of Religion in the Soul

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Troy Davis
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In 1862, William Nicholson shared his views on our soul. He states that religion has already been planted within us. But it takes great work and nourishment to master it and maintain the progress toward eternity. 

    Regular price: £0.99

    • Christ, the Physician of the Soul

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Troy Davis
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Where the body has its own healer in doctor, we also need one for our soul. The teachings and sacrifice of Christ can often serve as a spiritual balm but full acceptance of his divinity can serve a far greater purpose. William Nicholson explains how only the deeply religious can recognize their own spiritual disease and accept Christ as a physician of the soul. 

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Prayer Vanquishing Enemies

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Troy Davis
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Prayer serves many functions: meditation, divine inspiration, to feel closer to God. William Nicholson expands on one of its more practical and more important uses: to rid yourself of enemies. These enemies don’t always come in the form of another human being but more often in the shape of the many temptations around us and in our own heart.

    Regular price: £0.69

    • The Church Triumphant!

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Troy Davis
    • Length: 27 mins
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    18th century Puritan preacher William Nicholson shares his view on the triumphs and glory of the church. There is only one real church, which is the church of purity and perfection in heaven. But to reach this divine church, the temporal one was built here on Earth as a practice and reminder of our ultimate goal and future glory. 

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Sacrifice of Christ!

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Troy Davis
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The sacrifice of Christ is where the redemption story of true believers begins. Nicholson reflects on the sacrifice of the God made flesh and its significance for the religious community. He refers to the intrinsic design of the sacrifice which blessed us all with a life of righteousness. 

    Regular price: £1.59

    • The Separation of the Righteous from the Wicked!

    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Troy Davis
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Christianity is, in a sense, the great equalizer giving endless chances to the pious and sinner both. And even though it may not seem that way, Judgement day takes equality to the next level. William Nicholson expands on the great work a mortal life entails and how only our actions will determine how eternity will be spent. 

    Regular price: £1.29

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