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    • Six Degrees of Assassination

    • By: M J Arlidge
    • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Freema Agyeman, Hermione Norris, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Follow Andrew Scott (BAFTA-winner, Sherlock, James Bond: Spectre) and Freema Agyeman ( Sense8, Doctor Who) as they race against time to solve this multi-layered political thriller. On a sullen, cloudy July day, ten years since 7/7, the confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It's just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable, but well made.

    • By Mr on 14-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • What a Wonderful World

    • By: Marcus Chown
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
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      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 240

    Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing? In What a Wonderful World, Marcus Chown, best-selling author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You and the Solar System app, uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Craig on 19-04-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion

    • By: Dr. Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin, Dr. Robert B. Cialdini
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 251
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    Every day, we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say 'yes' to our requests? Based on more than 60 years of research into the psychology of persuasion, this audiobook reveals many remarkable insights that will help listeners to be more persuasive, both at work and at home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WORTH THE TIME & MONEY!

    • By Chelle :o)) on 08-06-10

    Regular price: £13.49

    • The Beatles - All These Years

    • Volume One: Tune In
    • By: Mark Lewisohn
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 43 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 51

    The Beatles have been at the top for 50 years, their music remains exciting, their influence is still huge, their acclaim and achievements cannot be surpassed. But who really were the Beatles, and how did they and everything else in the 1960s fuse so explosively? Mark Lewisohn's three-part biography is the first true and accurate account of the Beatles, a contextual history built upon impeccable research and written with energy, style, objectivity and insight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Epstein is the best part of the story

    • By Steven Layton on 04-11-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Fred

    • The Definitive Biography of Fred Dibnah
    • By: David Hall
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Fred Dibnah's World celebrates the life and work of Britain's best known steeplejack and national treasure, Fred Dibnah. Before his death in 2004, Fred presented many popular series, including Magnificent Monuments, The Age of Steam and Made in Britain, all of which attracted viewers in their millions.Fred is the companion to the 12-part BBC2 series celebrating the life of this great man, which combines highlights from some of Dibnah's classic programmes with previously unseen footage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent listen, wonderful

    • By T. Fulford on 06-04-11
    • The Definitive Biography of Fred Dibnah
    • By: David Hall
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 25-03-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 62 ratings

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Night Over Water

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain has declared war, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper, bound for New York: an English aristocrat, fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist, escaping from the Nazis; a murderer under FBI escort; a young wife running away from a domineering husband; and a handsome, unscrupulous thief.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Almost excellent ... but

    • By Doc Johnnie on 11-12-16

    Regular price: £11.89

    • The Barchester Chronicles

    • Six BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle, David Bamber, Iain Glen, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    Six lavish BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's much-loved novels. Anthony Trollope's series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life are set in the fictional town of Barchester and its surrounding county of Barsetshire. The canvas is broad and colourful, with a set of iconic characters in whose lives we become intimately involved as they grow up, grow old, and fall in or out of love and friendship across the years.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Part Missing!!!

    • By Lee on 20-10-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Grk Smells a Rat!

    • By: Joshua Doder
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    India. The country of curry, chutney, tigers, the Taj Mahal... and the Blue Rat Gang! In Delhi, hundreds of children have been enslaved. Will no one help them? Does no one care? One person does. And one dog too. On trains and rickshaws, travelling from slums to palaces, Tim and Grk plunge into the heart of India for the most exciting adventure of their lives.

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You

    • By: Marcus Chown
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Did you know that there’s so much empty space inside matter that the entire human race could be squeezed into the volume of a sugar cube? Or that you grow old more quickly on the top floor of a building than on the ground floor? The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein’s general theory of relativity. But, almost a century after their advent, most people haven’t the slightest clue what either is about. Get set for the most entertaining science book of the year.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fun, fascinating listen

    • By Peter on 23-06-10

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Grk Takes Revenge

    • By: Joshua Doder
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Tim can’t speak much French. Grk can speak even less. But they have to learn fast when they take the train to France and track down the evil Colonel Zinfandel.In the sixth of their thrilling adventures, Tim and Grk chase Colonel Zinfandel from the top of the Eiffel Tower to the bottom of the River Seine, and finally discover the true meaning of revenge.

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Oliver and the Seawigs

    • By: Philip Reeve
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Oliver grew up in a family of explorers - but his biggest adventure is about to begin! Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there's the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of greasy, green sea monkeys to contend with...

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Cue for Treason

    • By: Geoffrey Trease
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Peter Brownrigg finds himself on the wrong side of the law - and on the run. As he makes his way to London he meets Kit, another runaway, and with luck on their side they find jobs as apprentices to William Shakespeare. But then a chance discovery endangers their lives once more... An action-packed spy thriller set in Elizabethan times, 'Cue for Treason' is a masterpiece of historical fiction, widely considered to be a modern classic.

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Letters to the Midwife

    • By: Jennifer Worth
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson, Clive Mantle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    When the Call the Midwife series became best sellers Jennifer Worth received mountains of letters - not only praising her books, but also from people who remembered the world her books described; life in the East End of London during the late 1940s and early '50s. Often her books touched her audience and they felt moved to write, or they wanted to share their own memories.A prolific letter writer herself, Jennifer always corresponded and this book includes some fascinating letters she received.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than I expected

    • By R. Card on 22-11-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 1918

    • A Very British Victory
    • By: Peter Hart
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle, Peter Hart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    This epic account of the events of 1918 is the first major reappraisal of the end of the war for more than 20 years, and describes what is in some respects a forgotten chapter in history. The soldiers who returned to Britain in November 1918 were not the martyrs or victims of popular memory - they were a victorious army and were greeted as heroes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 1918 A very English Victory

    • By Anonymous User on 29-03-09

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Tales from Watership Down

    • By: Richard Adams
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Tales from Watership Down is the enchanting sequel to Richard Adams's best-selling Watership Down, the enduring classic of contemporary literature that introduced millions of readers to a vivid and distinctive world. Here, he returns to the delightful characters we know and love - including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig, Dandelion, and the legendary rabbit hero El-ahrairah - and presents new heroes as they struggle to survive the cruelties of nature and the shortsighted selfishness of humankind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully written book

    • By P. Smith on 02-01-18

    Regular price: £20.99

    • The Dinner

    • By: Herman Koch
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94

    A summer's evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse - the banality of work, the triviality of holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderfully dark modern parable.

    • By M on 19-10-14

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles

    • By: Michael Moorcock
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Award winning sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock writes a thrilling all-new adventure featuring the 11th Doctor and Amy.

    There are dark tides running through the universe - so strong they swallow light and threaten Captain Cornelius's familiar existence; if unchecked they will absorb the whole of Creation. But for now he tracks into the solar winds, searching for the only being he acknowledges as his peer: who is known simply as 'the Doctor'.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Somewhat of a disappointment

    • By Alan on 27-01-11

    Regular price: £22.00

    • Sean Yates: It's All About the Bike

    • By: Sean Yates
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Before Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. Behind Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. One of only five Britons to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, Sean Yates burst onto the cycling scene as the rawest pure talent this country has ever seen. After turning professional at the age of 22, he soon became known as a die-hard domestique, putting his body on the line for his teammates.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Laughably Poor Narration

    • By Mr on 08-11-14

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Jack of Spies

    • By: David Downing
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Jack McColl is a globe-trotting salesman for a luxury car firm. He is also a part-time spy for the fledgling Secret Service on the eve of the First World War. As 1913 ends he is in China, checking out the German naval base at Tsingtao between automobile demonstrations in Peking and Shanghai. Caitlin Hanley is a young Irish American journalist with the sort of views that most British men would find dangerously advanced.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Jack of Spies.

    • By JOHN M. on 25-04-17

    Regular price: £34.39

    • All in the Mind

    • By: Alastair Campbell
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Martin Sturrock desperately needs a psychiatrist. The problem? He is one.Emily is a traumatised burns victim, Arta a Kosovan refugee recovering from a rape. David Temple is a long-term depressive, while the Rt Hon Ralph Hall MP lives in terror of his drink problem being exposed. Very different Londoners, but they share one thing: every week they spend an hour at the Prince Regent hospital, revealing the secrets of their psyche to Professor Martin Sturrock.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally absorbing

    • By FREDA on 12-12-13

    Regular price: £22.00

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