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    • Sleeping Giants

    • Themis Files, Book 1
    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Christopher Ragland, Charlie Anson, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,038
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,905
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,904

    Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger.... That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklin, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best audio books I've ever listened to

    • By JBL on 13-05-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Only Human

    • Themis Files, Book 3
    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: Sylvain Neuvel, William Hope, Charlie Anson, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel, read by a returning cast. We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside. We were wrong. As the human race picks up the pieces of destruction left behind, a new world order emerges. New alliances are formed. Old divisions are strengthened. And, with a power struggle fuelled by the threat of mutually assured destruction, nothing is certain.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing ending to an excellent series

    • By Mr on 01-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Waking Gods

    • Themis Files, Book 2
    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: Andy Secombe, Adna Sablyich, Laurel Lefkow, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 970
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 967

    An unknown vessel, not of this world, materialises in London. A colossal figure towering over the city, it makes no move. Is this a peaceful first contact or the prelude to an invasion? Every child has nightmares. But the only thing scarier than little Eva Reyes' dreams - apocalyptic visions of death and destruction - is the habit they have of coming true. Scientist Dr Rose Franklin has no memory of the last few years. The strangers she works with say she died, and was brought back to life. The question is not just how...but why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read/listen!

    • By Misspelt on 08-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Man Between

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Successful novelist Kit Carradine has grown restless. So when British Intelligence invites him to enter the secret world of espionage, he willingly takes a leap into the unknown. But the glamour of being a spy is soon tainted by fear and betrayal, as Carradine finds himself in Morocco on the trail of Lara Bartok - a mysterious fugitive with links to international terrorism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect narrator for this

    • By entangledbank on 09-06-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Spanish Game

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    For six years, Alec Milius has escaped the past. In Madrid, he has rebuilt his life but remains in exile and in danger. Slightly older, and much wiser, than the young spy who first impressed MI6, he has kept his fatal attraction to secrets. So when a prominent politician mysteriously disappears, Alec is lured back into the spying game. Only this time he operates without the protection of any official agency, isolated and expendable, with nobody to turn to if things go wrong. And they soon do.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not a likeable hero!

    • By Patricia on 09-07-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • A Spy by Nature

    • By: Charles Cumming
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    For all fans of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy comes this master class in suspense about a spy caught up in his own web of deception.... Alec Milius is young, smart and ambitious - with a talent for deception. When a chance encounter opens the door to a career with MI6, he is desperate to make his mark. But life as a spy begins to take a terrible toll on himself and those around him, and soon Alec is chasing not just success but survival.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre compared with his later works

    • By Dave on 10-06-18

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Smoke Thieves

    • By: Sally Green
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Yasmin Paige, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A princess, a traitor, a soldier, a hunter and a thief. Five teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Five nations destined for conflict. As alliances shift and shatter and old certainties are overturned, our five heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book with great narrators.

    • By MR H ROGERS on 03-06-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • I Contain Multitudes

    • The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
    • By: Ed Yong
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It's an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth. In I Contain Multitudes, Ed Yong opens our eyes and invites us to marvel at ourselves and other animals in a new light, less as individuals and more as thriving ecosystems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable read

    • By Millymagpie on 14-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Das Reboot

    • How German Football Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World
    • By: Raphael Honigstein
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    On 13 July 2014, World Cup Final, the last ten minutes of extra time: Germany forward Mario Götze, receiving a floated pass from his international teammate André Schürrle, jumps slightly to meet the ball and cushion it with his chest. Landing on his left foot, he takes a step with his right, swivels, and in one fluid motion, without the ball touching the ground, volleys it past the onrushing Argentine goalkeeper....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rayooce or Royce, that doesn't really matter

    • By KR. on 16-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • House of Names

    • By: Colm Tóibín
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Charlie Anson, Pippa Nixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    On the day of his daughter's wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice. His daughter is led to her death, and Agamemnon leads his army into battle, where he is rewarded with glorious victory. Three years later he returns home, and his murderous action has set the entire family - mother, brother, sister - on a path of intimate violence as they enter a world of hushed commands and soundless journeys through the palace's dungeons and bedchambers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compulsive listen!

    • By Grete Buck on 30-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Fifty Years of Hurt

    • By: Henry Winter
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    England invented football, codified it, became champions of the world in 1966 but humiliatingly then forgot how to play the greatest game of all. England took their eye off a ball they arrogantly thought they owned, allowing other nations to run off with it. It has been 50 years of hurt since Bobby Moore lifted the World Cup trophy at Wembley, and in this groundbreaking book Henry Winter addresses the state England are in on the golden anniversary of their greatest moment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Could do with an update post Euro 2016 ....ICELAND

    • By Mr MR on 24-10-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Chronicles

    • On Our Troubled Times
    • By: Thomas Piketty
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times by Thomas Piketty, narrated by Charlie Anson. The return of the best-selling, award-winning economist extraordinaire. With the same powerful evidence and range of reference as his global best seller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Chronicles sets out Thomas Piketty's analysis of the financial crisis, what has happened since and where we should go from here.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • George VI: The Dutiful King

    • Penguin Monarchs, Book 12
    • By: Philip Ziegler
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of George VI: The Dutiful King by Philip Ziegler, read by Charlie Anson. If Ethelred was notoriously 'Unready' and Alfred 'Great', King George VI should bear the designation of 'George the Dutiful'. Throughout his life he dedicated himself to the pursuit of what he thought he ought to be doing rather than what he wanted to do. Inarticulate and loathing any sort of public appearances, he accepted that it was his destiny to figure regularly and conspicuously in the public eye, gritted his teeth, largely conquered his crippling stammer and got on with it. 

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Kings of the Yukon

    • By: Adam Weymouth
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Yukon river is over 2,000 miles long, flowing northwest from Canada through the Yukon Territory and Alaska to the Bering Sea. Every summer, hundreds of thousands of king salmon migrate the distance of this river to their spawning grounds, where they breed and die in what is the longest salmon run in the world. For the communities that live along the Yukon, the fish have long been the lifeblood of the economy and local culture. But with the effects of climate change and a globalised economy, the health and numbers of the King salmon are in question, as is the fate of the communities that depend on them.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Mark and the Void

    • By: Paul Murray
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray, read by Charlie Anson. What links the Bank of Torabundo, www.myhotswaitress.com (yes, hots with an s, don't ask), an art heist, a novel called For Love of a Clown, a four-year-old boy named after TV detective Remington Steele, a lonely French banker, a tiny Pacific island, and a pest control business run by an ex-KGB man?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Well read - and with patches of brilliance...

    • By Alison on 16-04-16

    Regular price: £24.00

    • Flesh and Bone and Water

    • By: Luiza Sauma
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson, Kristin Atherton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Brazilian-born doctor André Cabral is living in London when one day he receives a letter from his home country, which he left nearly 30 years ago. A letter he keeps in his pocket for weeks but tells no one about. The letter prompts André to remember the days of his youth - torrid afternoons on Ipanema beach with his listless teenage friends, parties in elegant Rio apartments, his after-school job at his father's plastic surgery practice and, above all, his secret infatuation with the daughter of his family's maid.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Only Human

    • By: Sylvain Neuvel
    • Narrated by: William Hope, Charlie Anson, Laurence Bouvard, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Brilliant scientist Rose Franklin has devoted her adult life to solving the mystery she accidentally stumbled upon as a child: a huge metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. The discovery set in motion a cataclysmic chain of events with geopolitical ramifications. Rose and the Earth Defense Corps raced to master the enigmatic technology, as giant robots suddenly descended on Earth's most populous cities, killing one hundred million people in the process.

    Regular price: £25.69

    • The Shape of Bones

    • By: Daniel Galera
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Hermano rises at five a.m. and leaves his home in an SUV filled with survival gear. He doesn't wake his wife or child to bid them good-bye - nor does he meet his best friend at their prearranged rendezvous point. Driving through the sleeping streets of Porto Alegre, he is haunted by ghosts of his past selves: the fearless boy riding a battered stunt bike, the silent adolescent fascinated by bodies and violence, the obsessive young surgeon, the distant husband.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • House of Names

    • By: Colm Tóibín
    • Narrated by: Charlie Anson, Pippa Nixon, Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    From the thrilling imagination of best-selling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes this ambitious, violent and modern retelling of one of our oldest and most enduring stories. On the day of his daughter's wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice. His daughter is led to her death, and Agamemnon leads his army into battle, where he is rewarded with glorious victory. Three years later he returns home, and his murderous action has set the entire family - mother, brother, sister - on a path of intimate violence.

    Regular price: £27.99