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    • Carrier Pilot

    • By: Norman Hanson
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    In 1942, Norman Hanson learned to fly the Royal Navy's newest fighter: the US-built Chance Vought Corsair. Fast, rugged, and demanding to fly, it was an intimidating machine. But in the hands of its young Fleet Air Arm pilots, it also proved to be a lethal weapon. Posted to the South Pacific aboard HMS Illustrious, Hanson and his squadron took the fight to the Japanese. Facing a desperate and determined enemy, Kamikaze attacks, and the ever-present dangers of flying off a pitching carrier deck, death was never far away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One man's war

    • By TonyG on 22-10-17

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Le Morte D'Arthur

    • By: Sir Thomas Malory
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 37 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    To the modern eye, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table have many similarities to our own contemporary super-heroes. Equipped with magical powers, enchanted swords, super-strength, and countless villains to take on, they protect the weak and innocent and adhere to their own code of honor. Comparing Batman, Superman, and Captain America to Sir Launcelot, Sir Tristram, and Sir Galahad isn't a huge leap of the imagination.

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Ancient Rome

    • The Rise and Fall of An Empire
    • By: Simon Baker
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    This is the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known. Simon Baker charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower, focusing on six momentous turning points that shaped Roman history. Welcome to Rome as you've never seen it before - awesome and splendid, gritty and squalid. From the conquest of the Mediterranean beginning in the third century BC to the destruction of the Roman Empire at the hands of barbarian invaders some seven centuries later, we discover the most critical episodes in Roman history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narrative History

    • By Nik Jewell on 26-04-18

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Kanye West Owes Me $300

    • And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big
    • By: Jensen Karp
    • Narrated by: Jensen Karp, Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    When 12-year-old Jensen Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend's bar mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey - one that would end with a failed million-dollar recording and publishing deal with Interscope Records when he was only 19. Now, in Kanye West Owes Me $300, Karp finally tells the true story of his wild ride as "Hot Karl", the most famous white rapper you've never heard of.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cautionary tale

    • By Lollipopchina on 24-01-17

    Regular price: £20.39

    • The Wind in the Willows

    • By: Kenneth Grahame
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This quintessentially English novel is considered by many to be a masterpiece of storytelling. Set for the most part on a riverbank in rural England, against a backdrop of social, agricultural, and industrial change typical of the early 20th century, Kenneth Grahame's portrayal of the anthropomorphic characters (which include Mole, Ratty, Badger, Otter, and, of course, the incorrigible Mr. Toad) is imaginative, lyrical, and without doubt uniquely humorous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a classic story and absolutley timeless.

    • By Mr Luke S Roberts on 03-04-18

    Regular price: £16.59

    • The Trespass

    • An Archaeological Mystery Thriller
    • By: Scott Hunter
    • Narrated by: Chris Macdonnell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    First they tried to kill him. Then they took his daughter . . . Anthropologist Simon Dracup knows that his only hope of finding her alive lies within the pages of his grandfather's diary, the record of a near century old expedition to Mount Ararat, legendary resting place of the great Ark of Noah. When the CIA pays him a visit Dracup learns that something was found on the Ark. Something priceless. Now its owners have taken it back, but they want revenge and Dracup is their prime target . . .

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I gave up half way through!

    • By alan on 22-12-14

    Regular price: £21.19

    • Sacrament

    • By: Clive Barker
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Will Rabjohns, perhaps the most famous wildlife photographer in the world, has made his reputation chronicling the fates of endangered species. But after a terrible accident, Will is left in a coma. And in its depths, he revisits the wildernesses of his youth and relives his life with a mysterious couple who have influenced his life as an artist and a man. When Will awakens, he sets out on a journey of self-discovery - one where he will penetrate the ultimate mystery and finally unlock the secret of his destiny. Soaring, provocative and passionate, Sacrament is a masterwork from the pen of one of today's most acclaimed authors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • hardest clive barker book so far

    • By gary neat on 22-06-17

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Worm Ouroboros

    • By: E. R. Eddison
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 20 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    E.R. Edison’s The Worm Ouroboros inspired the epic-fantasy that followed him. This production is of the first edition (1922). The Lords of Demonland are celebrating Lord Juss’s birthday when an envoy arrives from Witchland. He brings demands from King Gorice XI of Witchland that the Lords of Demonland “kiss his toe, and acknowledge him to be their King and they, his ill-conditioned, disobedient children”. The Lords of Demonland reject this utterly and, to settle the matter, they challenge King Gorice to a wrestling match against their champion, Lord Goldry Bluszco. 

    Regular price: £32.79

    • Legacy of Moth

    • The Moth Saga, Book 6
    • By: Daniel Arenson
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    For countless years, Moth has been frozen still, one half drenched in eternal daylight, the other cloaked in endless night. For countless years, the soldiers of sunlight and the dwellers of darkness have lived in isolation. We are the children of Moth. We were born in sunlight or in shadow. We can stop the fire, or we can watch our world burn. This is our story.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Daughter of Moth

    • The Moth Saga, Book 4
    • By: Daniel Arenson
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Our world has fallen still. One half lies drenched in eternal daylight, the other cloaked in endless night. Our people are divided, some living under the sun, the others hidden in shadow. All is light or darkness. All is the sun or the moon. All but me. My father was born in the never-ending sunlight of the West. My mother is a daughter of darkness. I am split in two. Like the moth of our forests, one wing white and the other black, I am torn.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Taming the Elements

    • The Elwin Escari Chronicles, Volume 1
    • By: David Ekrut
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    A young man, Elwin, seeks to become an elementalist. But with war looming and an accident that could cost him his freedom, Elwin finds himself fleeing for his life and evading the Guardians of Life. The Guardians think Elwin guilty of the most grievous of crimes, and as he trains the gifts of his bloodline, he will discover a secret from long in his past.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Heart of Darkness (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    River steamboat captain Charles Marlow has set forth on the Congo in Africa to find the enigmatic European trader Mr. Kurtz. Preceded by his reputation as a brilliant emissary of progress, Kurtz has now established himself as a god among the natives in "one of the darkest places on earth." Marlow suspects something else of Kurtz: he has gone mad.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Why France Collapsed

    • By: Guy Chapman
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    In June 1940 the armies of France, Great Britain, and Belgium succumbed to the onslaught of the German armies in less than six weeks. How this could have come about has hardly been illuminated by the accusations and counter-accusations of prominent French politicians and senior officers. The crossfire of charges is as blinding as a hailstorm. This book is a bold attempt to clarify responsibilities and to answer the question of how an army - not greatly inferior to the enemy's and only 10 years before believed to be the strongest in Europe - met such an ignominious defeat.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Painful to listen to

    • By Edward on 14-03-14

    Regular price: £22.99

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Scrooge! His name has become synonymous with being miserly and miserable, especially at Christmas! A Christmas Carol is the much-loved novella by Charles Dickens which tells Scrooge's story. This mean, misanthropic man is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, and then three spirits: the ghosts of Christmas Past, of Christmas Present, and of Christmas Yet to Come.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Characters brought to life

    • By EmmabBooks on 20-11-17

    Regular price: £10.79

    • The Painter, the Creature, and the Father of Lies

    • By: Clive Barker
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    From the man who has brought you 20 books of dark fiction and fantasy, unforgettable horror movies such Hellraiser and Candyman, and countless paintings and illustrations, this is the first-ever collection of Clive Barker's nonfiction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not really suited for audio

    • By Tommie Kelly on 07-10-15

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Lord Jim (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    When Jim, a young merchant seaman, joins a ship carrying Muslims to Mecca, he's flush with heroic daydreams. But after only a few days aboard, the Patna hits something in the night and begins to take on water. In a crucial moment that tests his courage, Jim cowers and abandons ship rather than risk his life to save the pilgrims. Tried for shameful dereliction of duty, the guilt-ridden Englishman sets forth to make amends for his past in the remote territory of Patusan. The curious Captain Marlow now attempts to understand Jim's history through various fractured narratives.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Tipping Point: Action-Adventure Thriller

    • By: Simon Rosser
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    When eminent climatologist Dr. Dale Stanton - in the process of studying the Atlantic Ocean's thermohaline circulation - is found dead in his London apartment, environmental lawyer Robert Spire is given the task of administering a large legacy left to global warming organizations. The job is straightforward until a second climatologist, Dr. Jack Bannister, drops dead on the other side of the Atlantic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Intriguing Read!

    • By Lynn Worton on 15-02-16

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Creating Christ

    • How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity
    • By: James S. Valliant, C. W. Fahy
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    This explosive work of history unearths clues that finally demonstrate the truth about one of the world's great religions: that it was born out of the conflict between the Romans and messianic Jews who fought a bitter war with each other during the first century. The Romans employed a tactic they routinely used to conquer and absorb other nations: they grafted their imperial rule onto the religion of the conquered.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Gave up after an hour of droning

    • By Richard J P May on 24-08-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Lady from Guatemala

    • By: V. S. Pritchett
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell, Tom McKay, Frazer Douglas, and others
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Lady from Guatemala is a collection of stories from one of the most distinguished short story writers in English. From first to last, V.S. Pritchett's writing displays a shrewd understanding of class and character and a quick ear for the inner, deeper rhythms of dialogue. His subject matter is always human nature, its peculiarity, its tenacity... His prose is clear, his observation complex and multi-layered.

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Mindful Business Leadership

    • By: Robbie Steinhouse
    • Narrated by: Chris MacDonnell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Mindful Business Leadership presents a new model of leadership. It introduces 10 very different leadership roles that are required to meet the challenges of modern business. Memorable metaphors and images are created for each, and they are placed in a matrix. Listeners are shown how to develop these roles within themselves. Potentially negative aspects of each are discussed, along with material on how to put these to creative use.

    Regular price: £16.09

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