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    • A Bridge Too Far

    • By: Cornelius Ryan
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
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      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan’s masterly chronicle of the Battle of Arnhem, which marshaled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-day. In this compelling work of history, Ryan narrates the Allied effort to end the war in Europe in 1944 by dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem. Focusing on a vast cast of characters, Ryan brings to life one of the most ill-fated operations of the war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book ruined by awful narration

    • By Richard Smith on 17-11-16

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Longest Day

    • June 6, 1944
    • By: Cornelius Ryan
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    > The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan’s unsurpassed account of D-day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly re-creates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great author but......

    • By PAUL on 20-10-15

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Twelve Caesars

    • By: Suetonius
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eyewitness accounts) to produce one of the most colorful biographical works in history. The Twelve Caesars chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who wielded absolute power over Rome, from the foundation of the empire under Julius Caesar and Augustus, to the decline into depravity and civil war under Nero and the recovery that came with his successors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent text, well (if confusingly) read

    • By G Douglas Whistler on 27-11-16

    Regular price: £23.79

    • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3

    • Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
    • By: William Manchester, Paul Reid
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer, Paul Reid
    • Length: 53 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Spanning 1940 to 1965, this volume picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister - when Britain stood alone against the might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill described here is a man of courage, intellect, and an irresistible will to action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FIRST AND SECOND EPISODE NOT AVAILABLE ON UK SITE

    • By Broken iPod owner on 30-09-14

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Don't Eat Me

    • A Dr. Siri Paiboun Mystery
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Dr. Siri Paiboun, the ex-national coroner of Laos, may have more experience dissecting bodies than making art, but when he manages to smuggle a fancy movie camera into the country he devises a plan to shoot a Lao adaptation of War and Peace. The only problem? The Ministry of Culture must approve the script first. That and he can't figure out how to turn on the camera. Meanwhile, the skeleton of a woman has appeared under the Anusawari Arch in the middle of the night. Siri assists his friend, the newly promoted Senior Police Inspector Phosy Vongvichai, with the ensuing investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it , as usual.

    • By anne on 22-08-18

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Lifted Veil

    • By: George Eliot
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    George Eliot's The Lifted Veil was first published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in 1859 and has now become one of the author's most widely read and critically discussed stories. Told from the point of view of a young, egocentric, and morbid clairvoyant man, Latimer, it is a dark fantasy portrait of an artist whose visionary powers merely blight his life. The story reflected the scientific interest of the time in the physiology of the brain, mesmerism, phrenology, and experiments in revivification.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Rat Catchers' Olympics

    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    It is 1980, and the Democratic People's Republic of Laos is proud to be competing in its first-ever Olympics. Of course half the world is boycotting the Moscow Summer Olympic Games to protest Russia's recent invasion of Afghanistan, but that has made room for athletes from countries that are usually too small or underfunded to be competitive-countries like Laos.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story, awful narration

    • By Fibi on 06-08-18

    Regular price: £23.79

    • A Hero of Our Time

    • By: Mikhail Lermontov
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In A Hero of Our Time, Grigory Pechorin is a bored, self-centered, and cynical young army officer who believes in nothing. With impunity he toys with the love of women and the goodwill of men. He is brave, determined, and willful, but his wasted energy and potential ultimately result in tragedy.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • I Shot the Buddha

    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Laos, 1979: Retired coroner Siri Paiboun and his wife, Madame Daeng, have never been able to turn away a misfit. As a result they share their small Vientiane house with an assortment of homeless people, mendicants, and oddballs. One of these oddballs is Noo, a Buddhist monk who rides out on his bicycle one day and never comes back, leaving only a cryptic note in the refrigerator - a plea to help a fellow monk escape across the Mekong River to Thailand. Naturally, Siri can't turn down the adventure.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narration had to stop listening.

    • By chris on 13-11-16

    Regular price: £27.19

    • The Man with the Poison Gun

    • A Cold War Spy Story
    • By: Serhii Plokhy
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In the fall of 1961, KGB assassin Bogdan Stashinsky defected to West Germany. After spilling his secrets to the CIA, Stashinsky was put on trial in what would be the most publicized assassination case of the entire Cold War. The publicity stirred up by the Stashinsky case forced the KGB to change its modus operandi abroad and helped end the career of Aleksandr Shelepin, one of the most ambitious and dangerous Soviet leaders.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Final Exit

    • The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying, 3rd Edition
    • By: Derek Humphry
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Final Exit is the most famous book on voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide. There is unique step-by-step language for the competent adult who is terminally or hopelessly ill to bring their life to a peaceful, non-violent end if they wish. Final Exit outlines the legal complications connected with dying, death, hastened death, euthanasia laws, suicide, living wills, and advance directives. Derek Humphry explores the problems with life insurance, as well as the ethics of double suicide.

    • The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying, 3rd Edition
    • By: Derek Humphry
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 21-02-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Select Essays

    • By: Michel de Montaigne
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Michel de Montaigne, one of the foremost writers of the French Renaissance and the originator of the genre of the essay, wrote on subjects ranging from friendship to imagination, from language to conscience. This collection includes 22 of Montaigne's essays, including "Of Prognostications," "Of the Custom of Wearing Clothes," "Of Pedantry," and "Of Friendship."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you read The Guardian, you’ve got to read this

    • By Welsh Mafia on 19-12-11

    Regular price: £17.79

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    • A Bingewatcher’s Notebook
    • By: Clive James
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Television and TV viewing are not what they once were - and that's a good thing, according to award-winning author and critic Clive James. Since serving as television columnist for the London Observer from 1972 to 1982, James has witnessed a radical change in content, format, and programming, and in the very manner in which television is watched. Here he examines this unique cultural revolution, providing a brilliant, eminently entertaining analysis of many of the medium's most notable 21st-century accomplishments.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting if pointless book

    • By Murray on 09-09-16
    • A Bingewatcher’s Notebook
    • By: Clive James
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 30-08-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Six and a Half Deadly Sins

    • Dr. Siri Paiboun, Book 10
    • By: Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Laos, 1979: Dr. Siri Paiboun, the twice retired ex-National Coroner of Laos, receives an unmarked package in the mail. Inside is a handwoven pha sin, a colorful traditional skirt worn in northern Laos. A lovely present, but who sent it to him, and why? And, more importantly, why is there a severed human finger stitched into the sin's lining?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Horrendous Narrator - where is Nigel Anthony?

    • By Ligs on 14-06-15

    Regular price: £20.39

    • A Laodicean

    • A Story of Today
    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Paula Power, the daughter of a wealthy railway magnate, inherits De Stancy Castle, an ancient castle in need of modernization. She commissions a young architect from London, George Somerset, to undertake the work. Somerset falls in love with Paula. But Paula, the Laodicean of the title, meaning a person who is lukewarm or halfhearted, is torn between George's admiration and that of Captain De Stancy, whose old-world romanticism contrasts with Somerset's forward-looking outlook.

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Echoes of Sherlock Holmes

    • Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon
    • By: Laurie R. King - editor, Leslie S. Klinger - editor
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin, Clive Chafer, Derek Perkins, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Expert Sherlockians Laurie King and Leslie Klinger put forth the question: What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some are highly regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science fiction. All of these talented authors, however, share a great admiration for Arthur Conan Doyle and his greatest creations, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not what it says on the tin

    • By Kindle Customer on 17-05-18

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Gods of Fire and Thunder

    • The Fifth Book of the Gods
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the first four volumes of the Book of the Gods, Fred Saberhagen brought a new perspective to the classic gods of Greek mythology. Now the legendary creator of the Berzerker and Lost Swords sagas turns his gaze northward toward an entirely different pantheon of immortal deities . . . the fearsome and ferocious gods of Valhalla.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Arms of Hercules

    • The Third Book of the Gods
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hercules is the son of the nearly omnipotent Zeus, King of the Gods, and of a human mother whose beauty sparked lust in the great god. The arms of Hercules look no more muscular than those of many other men - but his father was the greatest god in the entire world. Hercules, the son of Zeus, has crushed monsters, giants and legendary warriors in combat. Until one challenge remains: The harrowing underworld, the one place where strength does not matter. Pitted against the greatest monsters that classical literature and Saberhagen’s vivid imagination could create, Hercules’s struggle comes to life in his fight to the death, against Death itself.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Ariadne's Web

    • The Second Book of the Gods
    • By: Fred Saberhagen
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shiva has overthrown the rightful King Minos of Crete and in his place put a minion of the gods of Death. Sacrifices are demanded. Theseus, a young hostage, and his companions are doomed, unless Princess Ariadne, her brother Ariadne is the daughter of the King Minos. The creature in the Labyrinth is her brother Theseus is a young man sentenced to be sacrificed by the gods, with whom Ariadne falls deeply in love. She conspires to spare him from his grisly fate, but doesn't count on Dionysus stepping in.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Candide and Zadig

    • By: Voltaire
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    These two classic coming-of-age stories by Voltaire parody the romanticism of his day with the ruthless wit that has made him the undisputed master of social commentary.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Narrator Saps the Joy

    • By joe on 16-02-18

    Regular price: £13.59

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