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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 313
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Warm Breeze Blowing in From the Past!

    • By Simon on 21-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 458
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    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 156
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 134

    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

    • Lieutenant Hornblower

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • History Revisited!

    • By Simon on 04-11-18

    Regular price: £18.49

    • 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 99
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • The Storm of War

    • By: Andrew Roberts
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 28 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    One of the best selling History titles of 2009. Examining the Second World War on every front, Andrew Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, Hitler’s Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Outstanding Piece of Work

    • By Colin on 26-04-10

    Regular price: £29.99

    • 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 232
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    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
    • brilliant

    • By James Langley on 31-03-19

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Happy Return

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    Horatio Hornblower sails South American waters and comes face to face with a mad revolutionary in a novel that ripples with risk and gripping adventure. Throughout his escapades, Forester's hero remains resourceful and courageous.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good audiobook brought to life by Christian Rodska

    • By A on 27-09-13

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Lord Hornblower

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Having received strict and confidential orders from high above, C.S. Forester's inimitable hero must recapture The Flame, a brig which has been taken over by a band of mutineers. Voyaging to the Bay of Seine in order to rescue the captive Lieutenant Augustin Chadwick from his disloyal crew, Horatio Hornblower must once more fight for the freedom and safety of his people and country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Wonderful!

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-09-18

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Flying Colours

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 146

    Hornblower becomes a national hero when he escapes a French firing squad. But the 'Terror of the Mediterranean' becomes Europe's most wanted man, forced to fight alone for England - and liberty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most gripping of the series so far

    • By BobP on 10-04-19

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Kydd

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 1
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139

    1793 and Europe is ablaze with war. Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized by the press gang to be a part of the crew of the 98-gun line-of-battle ship Duke William. The ship sails immediately and Kydd has to learn the harsh realities of shipboard life fast. Despite all that he goes through in danger of tempest and battle he comes to admire the skills and courage of the seamen - taking up the challenge himself to become a true sailor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Launch of a Top-Notch Series

    • By Simon on 05-10-15

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Hornblower and the Atropos

    • By: C.S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    In the year 1805, the young and enthusiastic Horatio Hornblower is given his first command as Captain of HMS Atropos. A 22-gun sloop, it is hardly the biggest ship in the navy, but undeterred, Hornblower boards the Atropos in eager anticipation of the voyages to come. Acting as flagship during the funeral procession for Lord Nelson, Horatio's first endeavour is to pay tribute to the country's fallen hero.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than expected

    • By Tom Darlow on 19-03-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Commodore

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    In the ninth instalment of the series, C.S. Forester transports us to the quaint village of Smallbridge. Predictably restless and eager to embark on his next adventure, Horatio Hornblower dreams of returning to the seas and commanding his next ship. Now happily married to Lady Barbara Leighton and widely celebrated for his recent successes with the navy, Hornblower has been knighted and appointed a commodore. Fortunately for Horatio, his uneventful days as village squire are soon interrupted.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Complete and Enjoyable

    • By Donn Edwards on 21-07-14

    Regular price: £18.49

    • A Sea of Gold

    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Here be Treasure!

    • By Simon on 04-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Gazza

    • My Story
    • By: Paul Gascoigne
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    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

    • A Very British Coup

    • By: Chris Mullin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Against the odds, former steel worker Harry Perkins has led the Labour Party to a stunning victory. His manifesto includes the removal of American bases, public control of finance and the dismantling of media empires. The Establishment is appalled. Something must be done. As MI5 conspires with the City and the press barons to bring Perkins down, he finds himself caught up in a no-holds-barred battle for survival.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Did not live up to expectations.

    • By David M on 16-02-19

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Promise of Blood

    • The Powder Mage Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Brian McClellan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490

    Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sends corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brings bread to the starving. But it also provokes war in the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics and greedy scrambling for money and power by Tamas' supposed allies: the Church, workers' unions, and mercenary forces. Stretched to his limit, Tamas relies heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be Tamas' estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty will be tested to its limit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great mix of fantasy with gunpowder

    • By GhostMuppet on 04-06-14

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Crimson Campaign

    • The Powder Mage, Book 2
    • By: Brian McClellan
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342

    The hounds at our heels will soon know we are lions.Tamas's invasion of Kez ends in disaster when a Kez counter-offensive leaves him cut off behind enemy lines with only a fraction of his army, no supplies and no hope of reinforcements. Drastically outnumbered and pursued by the enemy's best, he must lead his men on a reckless march through northern Kez to safety, and back over the mountains so that he can defend his country from an angry god.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Robyn on 18-10-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Killing

    • By: David Hewson
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 25 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 824
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 552

    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 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 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    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

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