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    • The Warden - Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 1

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Loved and appreciated by all with whom he works, Harding lives an ordered, regular life in his protected religious environment. Then one day, a young reformer feels he has uncovered a mismanagement of funds and Harding is held to blame. The accusation comes as a shock not only to Harding himself but also to the cathedral community. It then comes to wider notice when the cause is taken up by a national newspaper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clarity of interpretation

    • By think about it on 25-10-16

    Regular price: £28.49

    • The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes

    • Incredible Real-Life Murders
    • By: Robin Odell
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    A gripping collection of stories of human criminality at its most bizarre.

    These unusual, sensational murders recall not only gruesome historical crimes, but also touch on shocking and macabre modern murders. Included are details of groundbreaking advances in crime detection, law enforcement, and forensic science. This is the top-secret report on the most grisly, and unusual, criminal activity of our time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lives up to the title

    • By James Wing on 11-05-17

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • From This World to That Which Is to Come
    • By: John Bunyan
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    For 300 years, The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair, and fight the monstrous Apollyon. In Part II, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them, too, "the trumpets sound on the other side."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute brilliance

    • By charis on 08-05-15

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Pendragon

    • Dark Age, Book 1
    • By: James Wilde
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Here is the beginning of a legend. Long before Camelot rose, a hundred years before the myth of King Arthur was half formed, at the start of the Red Century, the world was slipping into a dark age.... It is AD 367. In a frozen forest beyond Hadrian's Wall, six scouts of the Roman army are found murdered. For Lucanus, known as the Wolf and leader of elite unit called the Arcani, this chilling ritual killing is a sign of a greater threat. But to the Wolf the far north is a foreign land, a place where daemons and the old gods live on.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Twisted Root of Arthurian Legend

    • By Simon on 23-07-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Dark Age

    • Dark Age, Book 2
    • By: James Wilde
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    It is AD 367, and Roman Britain has fallen to the vast barbarian horde which has invaded from the north. Towns burn, the land is ravaged and the few survivors flee. The army of Rome - once the most effective fighting force in the world - has been broken, its spirit lost and its remaining troops shattered. Yet for all the darkness, there is hope. And it rests with one man. His name is Lucanus, whom they call the Wolf. He is a warrior, and he wears the ancient crown of the great war leader Pendragon, and he wields a sword bestowed upon him by the druids. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different

    • By Roy H. on 06-05-19

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Barchester Towers, Book 2

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Barchester Towers, the sequel to The Warden, is the second novel in Trollope's major series, the Chronicles of Barsetshire. It focuses on the power struggle between Archdeacon Grantly, Mr. Slope and the Proudies as they fight for control of the diocese of Barchester. Meanwhile, another struggle is taking place for the heart of Eleanor Bold. Who will win her? The vile Mr. Slope, the idling Bertie Stanhope or someone else entirely?

    Regular price: £40.69

    • Thomas Hardy

    • The Time-Torn Man
    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker, Jill Balcon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Thomas Hardy by Claire Tomalin, read by Jill Balcon and David Shaw Parker. Paradox ruled Thomas Hardy's life. His birth was almost his death; he became one of the great Victorian novelists and reinvented himself as one of the 20th-century's greatest poets; he was an unhappy husband and a desolate widower; and he wrote bitter attacks on the English class system yet prized the friendship of aristocrats. In the hands of Whitbread Award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin, Thomas Hardy the novelist, poet, neglectful husband and mourning lover all come vividly alive. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Plese let me introduce you to Claire Tomalin

    • By Christine lee on 20-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Eustace Diamonds

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 29 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Before Sir Florian Eustace dies, he gives his beloved wife Lizzie a beautiful and expensive diamond necklace valued over £10,000. Dispute soon rages between the Eustace family and the manipulative and conniving Lizzie: it's claimed that the diamonds are a precious family heirloom, but Lizzie argues they were a gift. Is she lying? As the family's lawyer determines to reunite them with the jewels, Lizzie resorts to increasingly desperate measures, until one day the jewels are stolen. Who is responsible? The Eustace Diamonds is a wonderfully absorbing blend of cynicism and humor.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love Trollope

    • By esther curry on 03-03-18

    Regular price: £22.49

    • The Way We Live Now

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 37 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The Way We Live Now is a complex and compulsive tale that traces the career of Augustus Melmotte, a strange and mysterious financier who bursts into London society like a guided missile. In setting up a dubious scheme based on speculative money and stock market gambles, Melmotte manages to lure in several members of the English aristocracy, for whom money is the summum bonum. The world is at his feet - until the corruption catches up with him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent rendition

    • By Kindle Customer on 24-08-18

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Not Safe after Dark, Volume One

    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister, David Shaw Parker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The first volume in this unabridged chilling collection of short tales from the author of the best-selling Inspector Banks series. Peter Robinson is one of the crime world's finest stylists. This is a collection that will explore our hidden paranoia, challenge all that we take for granted, and lure us to new, exotic places - only to make us wish we could run back home, and keep us up all night just waiting for the safety of the dawn.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not for me!

    • By Robert on 26-02-08

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Can You Forgive Her?

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 33 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Young, attractive and wealthy, Alice Vavasor is a woman in the prime of her life. And yet one question torments her: "What should a woman do with her life?" Torn between the kind but dull Mr. Grey and her dangerous and exciting cousin George, she is prone to constant indecision and uncertainty, much to the detriment of Mr. Grey. Can You Forgive Her? is a crisp and engaging novel, brimming with romance, humor, and pathos. It is the first of six in Trollope's celebrated Palliser series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling tale

    • By MadgeUK on 02-09-17

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Prime Minister

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When the liberal government falls and neither party is able to form a cabinet, Plantagenet Palliser is called upon to lead a coalition government. He is reluctant at first, and displays none of the charisma of his predecessors, but eventually he grows into the role. However, his confidence is short-lived as he becomes embroiled in a scandal involving the villainous Ferdinand Lopez - unintentionally brought about by Lady Glencora Palliser. Pronounced "a beautiful book" by Leo Tolstoy, The Prime Minister is a superb portrait of marriage and politics.

    Regular price: £35.19

    • Killed

    • By: Thomas Enger
    • Narrated by: David Shaw Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Someone has to die.... Henning Juul sits in a boat on a dark lake. A man with a gun sits opposite him. At the man's feet is a body that will be soon be dumped into the water. Henning knows that the same fate awaits him. And he knows that it's his own fault. Who started the fire that killed Henning's young son? How is his sister, Trine, involved? Most importantly, who can be trusted?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The book where the puzzle pieces fall into place

    • By Timi on 24-05-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places

    • By: John Keay
    • Narrated by: Alex Norton, Charles Reston, Constantine Gregory, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    The great explorers were the celebrities of their day - the romance and danger of their daring expeditions captured the public imagination and the world's headlines to an extraordinary degree. Not all of them lived to tell the tale, of course, but those who emerged triumphant from jungle, desert, or polar wasteland were hailed as if returning from beyond the grave. Journalists vied for their stories and publishers rushed their firsthand accounts of exciting and dangerous journeys into print for a wide and voracious readership.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Another Bloody Century

    • By: Colin Gray
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Many nations, peoples and special interest groups believe that violence will advance their cause. Warfare has changed greatly since the Second World War; it continued to change during the late 20th century, and this process is still accelerating. Political, technological, social and religious forces are shaping the future of warfare, but most Western armed forces have yet to evolve significantly from the Cold War era when they trained to resist a conventional invasion by the Warsaw Pact.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Framley Parsonage

    • Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 4
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    In Framley Parsonage, the fourth novel of Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire, the author leaves the confines of Barchester and looks to the countryside, where he relates the moral difficulties of Mark Robarts, the young clergyman who has recently been appointed Vicar of Framley. Desperate to keep up with the local aristocracy, the country parson is persuaded to underwrite the debts of Sowerby, a well-respected peer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable Book<br />

    • By Amazon Customer on 28-06-16

    Regular price: £36.19

    • Inborn

    • By: Thomas Enger
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When two teenagers - Johannes and Mari - are found murdered inside their school, in the small Norwegian village of Fredheim, the finger is soon is pointed at 18-year-old Even, whose relationship with Mari ended just before she died. Mari was writing a story for the school newspaper about Even and his dad, who died in a car accident 10 years earlier. But was it really an accident? And had Mari uncovered information that someone was willing to commit murder to protect? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gem of a book by Thomas Enger

    • By Timi on 19-03-19

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Last of the Few

    • The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won It
    • By: Max Arthur
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, David Shaw-Parker, Patience Tomlinson, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    After the fall of France in May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was miraculously evacuated from Dunkirk. Britain now stood alone to face Hitler’s inevitable invasion attempt. For the German Army to be landed across the Channel, Hitler needed mastery of the skies – the RAF would have to be broken – so every day, throughout the summer, German bombers pounded the RAF air bases in the southern counties.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Moving and emotional

    • By Dave on 04-06-15

    Regular price: £18.00

    • The Jungle Book (Adaptation)

    • Oxford Bookworms Library
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Ralph Mowat (editor)
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In the jungle of Southern India the Seeonee Wolf-Pack has a new cub. He is not a wolf - he is Mowgli, a human child, but he knows nothing of the world of men. He lives and hunts with his brothers the wolves. Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther are his friends and teachers. And Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger, is his enemy.Kipling’s famous story of Mowgli’s adventures in the jungle has been loved by young and old for more than a hundred years.

    Regular price: £4.89

    • The Great Poets: John Clare

    • By: John Clare
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    John Clare was the forgotten Romantic poet, until the late 20th century. Known by his contemporaries as the Peasant Poet, he recorded in his poems the natural landscape of rural England before the Industrial Revolution. His poems rival Wordsworth’s for their sensitivity to nature and pantheism: ‘I feel a beautiful providence ever about me,’ Clare wrote. But his life was a long struggle against poverty and mental collapse. Some of his finest poems were written in the local asylum

    Regular price: £10.19

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