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    • Written in Dead Wax

    • The Vinyl Detective, Book 1
    • By: Andrew Cartmel
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 586
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 587

    He is a record collector and a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the Vinyl Detective, and some people take this more literally than others. For example, the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording on behalf of an extremely wealthy yet shadowy client. And so begins a painful and dangerous odyssey in search of the rarest jazz record of them all....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BRILLIANT

    • By Viv on 07-11-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • What Remains

    • David Raker, Book 6
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 257

    Colm Healy used to be one of the Met's best detectives. Until, haunted by the unsolved murders of a mother and her twin daughters, his life was left in ruins. Missing persons investigator David Raker is the only friend Healy has left. The only one who understands that redemption rests on solving these murders. Their search will unravel a thread of tragedy spanning years and will force them to sacrifice everything they have left....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What Remains....

    • By Salter on 17-05-17

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Accidental Prime Minister

    • By: Tom McLaughlin
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral, and Joe's speech becomes famous all over the world! Before long people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go...and that's how an ordinary boy like Joe ends up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Theo age 9

    • By Katie Holland on 01-09-16

    Regular price: £10.49

    • We Were on a Break

    • By: Lindsey Kelk
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Ben Allen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    Is it a break? Or is it a blip? Liv and Adam are in love. Liv and Adam are supposed to be getting engaged. Until Adam accidently suggests they take a break. And Liv starts thinking.... Friends, family and bystanders all have opinions, and one complication leads to another as Adam and Liv try to muddle through in this hilarious, heartwarming comedy. Are they split up - or are they on a break? What exactly are they allowed to get away with? And, most importantly, what do Liv and Adam really want?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very slow, quite unbelievable and dissapointing

    • By Mrs. L. J. Binding on 22-05-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Heretics

    • Adventures with the Enemies of Science
    • By: Will Storr
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Why do obviously intelligent people believe things in spite of the evidence against them? Will Storr has travelled across the world to meet an extraordinary cast of modern heretics in order to answer this question. He goes on a tour of Holocaust sites with David Irving and a band of neo-Nazis, experiences his own murder during 'past-life regression' hypnosis, takes part in a mass homeopathic overdose, and investigates a new disease affecting tens of thousands of people - a disease that doesn't actually exist.

    • Adventures with the Enemies of Science
    • By: Will Storr
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 07-03-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Spell

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The Spell is a comedy of sexual manners that follows the interlocking affairs of four men: Robin, an architect in his late 40s who is trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his younger lover, Justin; Robin's 22-year-old son, Danny, a volatile beauty who lives for clubbing and casual sex; and the shy Alex, who is Justin's ex-boyfriend. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A idyll c look on gay life

    • By Justin D. Rumsby on 02-11-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Love Shack

    • By: Jane Costello
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen, Emma Gregory
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    Dan and Gemma have found their dream first home, but the asking price is the stuff of nightmares. The only way they'll ever save for a deposit is by returning, rent free, to Dan's childhood home. Obviously no one wants to move back into a bedroom still adorned with Kylie posters, with a mother whose culinary skills are noted for their spectacular gastrointestinal effects. But it's for only six months. Even they can manage that. Surely.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By jenhy on 05-07-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Cornish Coast Murder

    • By: John Bude
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    The reverend Dodd, vicar of the quiet Cornish village of Boscawen, spends his evenings reading detective stories by the fireside - but heaven forbid that the shadow of any real crime should ever fall across his seaside parish. But the vicar's peace is shattered one stormy night when Julius Tregarthan, an ill-tempered magistrate, is found at his house in Boscawen with a bullet through his head. The local police inspector is baffled by the lack of clues.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good old fashioned story

    • By Mrs. Cullen on 20-05-16

    Regular price: £18.59

    • Too Many Cooks

    • By: Marina Pascoe
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Who would imagine a little gold ring could lead to kidnap, torture and even murder? How could the curse of the Pharaohs come to Falmouth? The year is 1923, and a young Cockney woman appears in Falmouth. Inspector George Bartlett and Constable Archibald Boase think she's harmless enough - until she and they are caught up in a seemingly endless cycle of mayhem and deceit.

    Regular price: £18.59

    • We Are All Made of Stars

    • By: Rowan Coleman
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, Ben Allen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Married to a soldier who has returned from Afghanistan injured in body and mind, Stella Carey leaves the house every evening. During her nursing shifts, Stella writes letters for her patients to their loved ones - some full of humour, love and practical advice, others steeped in regret or pain - promising to post them after their deaths. Until one night Stella writes the letter that could give her patient one last chance at redemption, if she delivers it in time....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book

    • By david dodson (purple triangle ltd) on 15-11-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Fall from Grace

    • David Raker, Book 5
    • By: Tim Weaver
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 495
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 453
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 452

    When Leonard Franks and his wife Ellie leave London for a dream retirement in Dartmoor, everything seems perfect. But one afternoon, Leonard goes to fetch firewood, and never returns. With the police investigation dead in the water, Ellie turns to David Raker. Raker tracks down missing people for a living, but nothing can prepare him for this. Because, behind Leonard's disappearance, lies a deadly secret, buried so deep it was never meant to be found.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By caroline on 23-10-14

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Empty Vessels

    • By: Marina Pascoe
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Meet Inspector George Bartlett and Constable Archibald Boase in their first investigation together. In the closing months of 1921, Bartlett and Boase have a missing girl on their Falmouth patch. Before long they find themselves drawn into a murder investigation when another girl is found dead on a local beach. We meet the Pengelly family, unwittingly drawn in through their daughter's involvement with the prime murder suspect, and find ourselves involved in mysterious goings-on at Penvale Manor.

    Regular price: £18.59

    • Pigs in Clover

    • Or How I Accidentally Fell in Love with the Good Life
    • By: Simon Dawson
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    This is the true story of a Londoner who gives up his job as an estate agent in the city, moves to the wilds of Exmoor, starts a smallholding and becomes self-sufficient, with a few bumps along the way. Simon's journey from urbanite to self-sufficient smallholder is brimming with incidents - some funny and some tragic - leading him to question Mother Nature, himself, the food he eats and his role in it all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Good Life?

    • By Mr William Dewar on 15-01-16
    • Or How I Accidentally Fell in Love with the Good Life
    • By: Simon Dawson
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 07-01-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 74 ratings

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Heap House

    • By: Edward Carey
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen, Bea Holland
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Iremongers are a mean and cruel family, robust and hardworking, living in the Heaps, a vast sea of lost and discarded items. A storm is brewing over Heap House. The Iremongers are growing restless and the whispers are getting louder. When Clod meets Lucy, a girl newly arrived from the city, everything changes. The secrets that bind Heap House together begin to unravel to reveal a dark truth that threatens to destroy Clod's world.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • My Cat Yugoslavia

    • By: Pajtim Statovci
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young Muslim girl is married off to a near stranger, and the match quickly turns sour. Shortly thereafter, the country is torn apart by war and they flee to Finland, where her son Bekim grows up to become a social outcast, a foreigner, and a gay man in an unaccepting society. His only true companion is a boa constrictor that he lets roam around his apartment.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Sty's the Limit

    • When Middle Age Gets Mucky
    • By: Simon Dawson
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Following a drunken misunderstanding, Simon Dawson gave up his job in the city, moved to the wilds of Exmoor and became an accidental self-sufficient smallholder with an array of animals. But that was years ago now. Following up on his first book, Pigs in Clover, this is the story of what happens when he suddenly realises that his life is changing all over again. He's not quite the spring chicken that he used to be: he is, horror of horrors, getting older.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent 2nd book

    • By TJ on 15-05-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Klaw of Mork

    • Warhammer 40,000
    • By: Guy Haley
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen, Jonathan Keeble, Chris Milnes, and others
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Red Waaagh! has fallen on Alaric Prime, and the mekboys are working on Big Mek Mogrok's cunning and brutal plan - to pull a comet from space with the massive and dangerous 'Klaw of Mork' and bring it down on the heads of the world's human defenders.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Waaaaagh!!!

    • By John on 30-07-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • No Mortal Thing

    • By: Gerald Seymour
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Jago is a kid from a rough part of London who has worked hard to get a job in a bank. Marcantonio is a member of the 'Ndrangheta crime families from Southern Italy. He is in Germany to learn how to channel their illicit millions towards legitimate businesses. When Jago witnesses Marcantonio commit a vicious assault, he is drawn into the middle of a delicate surveillance operation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best Seymour novels

    • By Chris the gardener on 25-02-17

    Regular price: £31.99

    • Ink and Bone

    • Great Library, Book 1
    • By: Rachel Caine
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    In 48 AD, a fire set by the troops of Julius Caesar destroyed much of the Great Library of Alexandria. But what if the fire had been stopped? What would the library have become? Fast forward: The Great Library is now a separate country protected by its own standing army. Jess Brightwell, 17 years old and very smart, with a gift for mechanical engineering, has been sent into the Great Library as a spy for his criminal family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Really enjoyed this

    • By Dee Watcher on 21-06-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Superhero School: The Revenge of the Green Meanie

    • Superhero School, Book 1
    • By: Alan MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Stan Button had always dreamed of becoming a superhero. Then one day a letter arrives inviting him for an interview at the mysterious Mighty High School. To his amazement, Stan is offered a place - starting immediately. His superpower is ‘non-conventional’, as are those of his two new best friends, but lessons in supervillain-spotting and tight-wearing mean they are soon ready to defeat the evil Green Meanie, who might just be none other than a teacher at their school....

    Regular price: £5.29

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