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    • Mr Midshipman Hornblower

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    Shaking off this label, a shy and lonely 17-year-old, Horatio Hornblower, embarks on a memorable career in Nelson's navy on HMS Justinian. In action, adventure, and battle he is forged into one of the most formidable junior officers in the service.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely superb!

    • By Ben on 13-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Hornblower and the Hotspur

    • By: C.S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    On the day of his marriage to Maria, Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest – war is coming and Napoleon will not catch His Majesty’s navy with its britches round its ankles. With thoughts of his new life as a husband intruding on his duties, Hornblower must prove himself to be not only the most capable commander in the fleet, but also its most daring if he is to stop the French gaining the upper hand. This is the third of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester’s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What is good enough for Winston Churchill is good enough for me

    • By Sleepy surfer on 06-07-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Lieutenant Hornblower

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 193

    In this new adventure, Hornblower is overjoyed to discover his next task is to serve aboard the mighty HMS Renown. After witnessing some unsettling scenes however, he soon finds himself struggling to serve under the captain, James Sawyer, whose unsound mind leads him to treat his crew with extreme suspicion and contempt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this!

    • By RMWK on 26-02-18

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Killing

    • By: David Hewson
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 25 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 821
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 549

    Sarah Lund is looking forward to her last day as a detective with the Copenhagen Police department before moving to Sweden. But everything changes when nineteen-year-old student, Nanna Birk Larsen, is found raped and brutally murdered in the woods outside the city. Lund’s plans to relocate are put on hold as she leads the investigation, along with fellow detective Jan Meyer. While Nanna’s family struggles to cope with their loss, local politician Troels Hartmann is in the middle of an election campaign to become the new mayor of Copenhagen....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • RIVETING TALE...

    • By Christina on 05-07-12

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Silver Pigs

    • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 1
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    One fine day, A.D. 70, Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the run from a couple of street toughs, and after a quick and dirty rescue, P.I. Falco wants to know why.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murder, Mystery and Mayhem in First Century Rome!

    • By Broadland Wanderer on 25-09-08

    Regular price: £18.49

    • A Ship of the Line

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 111

    Her Majesty's ship Sutherland is a humdrum ship of the line. But in command is none other than the heroic Captain Hornblower and, with his crew from the Lydia, he looks set to take on commando raids, hurricanes at sea, and Napoleons's gun batteries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cliffhanger Alert

    • By Donn Edwards on 21-07-14

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Hornblower and the Crisis

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    In this, the final Horatio Hornblower adventure, C.S. Forester throws his hero into one of the most challenging missions yet. Upon discovering highly confidential papers dispatched by Bonaparte, Hornblower sets off to enlighten the Admiralty about his game-changing, new findings. Troubled after having been informed of Pierre-Charles Villeneuve's escape into Spain, they welcome Horatio's news and send him off on a high-priority assignment that they believe will lead to England's victory over Napoleon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shame it will remain unfinished!

    • By Thomas on 23-01-15

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Sins of Empire

    • By: Brian McClellan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 20 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    Enter a war-torn world where gunpowder and magic collide. The nation of Fatrasta is a haven for criminals, rebels, adventurers and sorcerers seeking relics of the past. As insurrection grows, only the iron will of the Lady Chancellor holds the capital city of Landfall together. Yet an ancient power as old as time is rising, and the fate of this young nation now rests in the hands of a spy, a disgraced war hero and a mercenary general with a past as turbulent as Landfall's present.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Privileged' to read such a good book...

    • By Nina on 27-03-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Gazza

    • My Story
    • By: Paul Gascoigne
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Gazza's tears in the 1990 World Cup semi-final launched the boom of interest in football that continues to this day. Suddenly, Paul Gascoigne found himself the centre of attention in a way that only George Best and David Beckham have ever experienced. So much has been written about Gazza over the years, but he has said little - until now. For the first time, he talks in depth about the key events in his life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very interesting and moving story

    • By John on 06-04-10

    Regular price: £9.79

    • The Second World War: Milestones to Disaster

    • By: Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 159

    Churchill's history of the Second World War is, and will remain, the definitive work. Lucid, dramatic, remarkable for its breadth and sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, it is universally acknowledged as a magnificent reconstruction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Extremely good listening

    • By William on 18-08-09

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Seaflower

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 3
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    It is two years since Thomas Paine Kydd was spirited away in the night to serve his country aboard the 'Duke William'. Now, with his friend Nicholas Renzi and crew members from the 'Artemis', Tom is a shipwrecked sailor back in the land of his birth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Seaflower - No Shrinking Violet

    • By Simon on 07-09-15

    Regular price: £19.79

    • Wrath of Empire

    • By: Brian McClellan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 129

     The country is in turmoil. With the capital city occupied, half a million refugees are on the march, looking for safety on the frontier, accompanied by Lady Flint's soldiers. But escaping war is never easy, and soon the battle may find them, whether they are prepared or not. Back in the capital, Michel Bravis smuggles even more refugees out of the city. But internal forces are working against him. With enemies on all sides, Michael may be forced to find help with the very occupiers he's trying to undermine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Gareth on 12-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 3 Para

    • By: Patrick Bishop
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    In April 2006, the elite 3 Para battlegroup was dispatched to Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. They were tasked with providing security to reconstruction efforts, a deployment it was hoped would pass off without a shot being fired. In fact, over the six months they were there, the 3 Para battle group saw near continuous combat, one gruelling battle after another, in what would become one of the most extraordinary campaigns ever fought by British troops.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Thriller

    • By Adam on 27-01-08

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Birth of Britain

    • A History of the English Speaking Peoples, Volume I
    • By: Sir Winston Churchill
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    The English-speaking peoples comprise perhaps the greatest number of human beings sharing a common language in the world today. These people also share a common heritage. For his four-volume work, Sir Winston Churchill took as his subject these great elements in world history. Volume 1 commences in 55BC, when Julius Caesar famously "turned his gaze upon Britain" and concludes with the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • warmly recommended

    • By Tom on 04-07-07

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Deceiver

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    Sam McCready is The Deceiver, one of the Secret Intelligence Service's most unorthodox and most valued operatives, a legend in his own time. The end of the cold war has, however, strengthened the hand of the Whitehall mandarins, to whom he seems about as controllable as Genghis Khan, so Sam is to have his fate decided at a special hearing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • superb short stories

    • By Brodie on 29-06-14

    Regular price: £20.99

    • A Sea of Gold

    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    1809. After his heroic actions during the retreat to Corunna, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is the toast of London society. Here he falls in with the legendary frigate captain Lord Thomas Cochrane. So begins a relationship, professional and personal, that will be unlike any that Kydd has known: a relationship that will lead him, almost simultaneously, to first glory, then ruin. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Invasion

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 10
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Napoleon's forces are poised to invade Britain, and Commander Thomas Kydd's ship is at the forefront of the fleet defending the English coast. His honour restored after temporary disgrace in the Channel Islands, and reunited with his ship Teazer, Kydd seizes the chance to fight for his country. Then Kydd is abruptly withdrawn from the fleet and sent back to Dover on a secret mission to guard a mysterious American inventor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Into Double Figures!

    • By Simon on 27-08-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Men at Arms

    • By: Evelyn Waugh
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Guy Crouchback, determined to get into the war, takes a commission in the Royal Corps of Halberdiers. His spirits high, he sees all the trimmings but none of the action. And his first campaign, an abortive affair on the West African coastline, ends with an escapade which seriously blots his Halberdier copybook. Men at Arms is the first book in Waugh’s brilliant trilogy, Sword of Honour, which chronicles the fortunes of Guy Crouchback.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An old favourite enhanced by good reading.

    • By Mary Carnegie on 18-04-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Autumn Republic

    • The Powder Mage, Book 3
    • By: Brian McClellan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    Adopest has fallen . . .Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing and his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away. With the Kez still bearing down upon them and without clear leadership, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tamas and Taniel ride again!

    • By Farniboy on 27-06-15

    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 535
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 280

    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

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