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    • British Politics: Bolinda Beginner Guides

    • By: Richard S Grayson
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    In May 2010, British politics entered a revolutionary new era. With the election of the first hung parliament since 1974, Britain found itself in the unfamiliar world of coalition government. Explaining what this all means, this incisive introduction shows us how our politics is changing and why we should care about it. Exploring the structure of British government, ‘spin’, foreign policy, and the fallout from the expenses scandal and the financial crisis, Grayson reveals the complex interactions that determine everything from the taxes we pay to when we put the wheelie bin out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Springboard

    • By Jade on 04-06-16

    Regular price: £16.99

    • My Man Jeeves

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Wodehouse introduces us once again to the "wonder butler" Jeeves, who, as usual is able to solve any and all of Bertie Wooster's endless problems with ease and finesse. And he also introduces us to a character not dissimilar to Bertie . . . by name of Reggie. Such fun to follow Jeeves in the hijinks!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed

    • By dawnj on 08-11-17

    Regular price: £5.49

    • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Here are American author Howard Pyle's exciting and hilarious tales of Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws, who reigned over Sherwood Forest doing many good deeds for the poor - and deserved misdeeds to the pompous and haughty rich.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic classic

    • By Michael on 23-04-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Thirty-Nine Steps

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Richard Hannay, Buchan's hero in this 1915 thriller, stumbles across a dark plot to attack England by the German Reich (of World War I vintage) but has to flee when his discovery becomes known. He then engages in several hot pursuits and narrow, if theatrical, escapes, but all's well that ends well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top book

    • By John on 06-12-16

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman, Laurallee Westaway
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Edith Nesbit re-tells the stories of William Shakespeare's plays, making them accessible to children, while evoking the drama and excitement of the originals.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • The Cossacks

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The colorful Cossack way of life is made alive and real in this historical novel.

    Tolstoy's first novel and acknowledged as one of his best, it is based on his own forays into the Caucasus, abandoning his aristocrat life of gambling and carousing in Moscow and volunteering to be attached to the regular army.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A visitor to another culture

    • By Mr. Jw Perks on 02-01-16

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Robert Louis Stevenson's brilliant short story of a well intentioned physician who experiments with potions of his own invention to create a monstrouly evil alter ego. Written in 1866, the title of this classic of horror tales lives on, of course, in our daily colloquialisms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent performance

    • By SnapWriter on 04-01-15

    Regular price: £9.19

    • On Evil

    • By: Terry Eagleton
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    For many enlightened, liberal-minded thinkers today, and for most on the political left, evil is an outmoded concept. It smacks too much of absolute judgements and metaphysical certainties to suit the modern age. In this witty, accessible study, the prominent Marxist thinker Terry Eagleton launches a surprising defence of the reality of evil, drawing on literary, theological, and psychoanalytic sources to suggest that evil, no mere medieval artefact, is a real phenomenon with palpable force in our contemporary world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A BRILLIANT MIND

    • By Leon on 02-06-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • The Little Duke

    • The Childhood History of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy
    • By: Charlotte Yonge
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Based on historical fact, full of intrigue and chivalry at a time when Normandy was not part of France, this is the romantic childhood history of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy. After his father was assassinated, when he was just nine years old, he is kidnapped and imprisoned by Louis of France, who wanted to annex Normandy. But thanks to the bravery and daring of Richard's loyal squire and knight, Osmond de Centeville, he makes good his escape.

    Regular price: £5.49

    • Thomas Wolsey, the Late Cardinal

    • His Life and Death
    • By: George Cavendish
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    This extraordinary “eye-witness” account of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey's rise and fall from power was written between 1554 and 1558 by his gentleman-usher, George Cavendish, who was privy to so much of the Cardinal's ambitious endeavors. However, Cavendish prudently waited a long time before chronicling his observations for fear of his life, as there were those who may have take his memoirs the wrong way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A contemporary account of Wolsey's life

    • By Parissa on 03-08-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Trial of Charles I

    • By: Roger Lockyer
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The book chronicles - sometimes dramatically, sometimes poignantly - the king's imprisonment after his defeat in the civil war, the events and paliamentary debates leading up to the charges of high treason being brought against the king, and a virtual transcript of the trial itself - bringing into our living-rooms the spirited arguments between Charles and the president of the court, Lord Bradshaw.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Off with his head!

    • By Peter C. on 03-03-16

    Regular price: £13.79

    • The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    American author Howard Pyle (who also wrote The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood) weaves the tales of chivalrous knights, the magic sword of Excalibur, the magician Merlin the Wise, and the legendary Arthur, later to become King of Britain. Pyle describes bouts of jousting and knightly jealousies played out in grand style.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Half a story

    • By Michael on 23-04-18

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The Man Who Was Thursday

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Mystery, intrigue and fantasy lead us on a scary adventure.

    Chesterton takes us on a merry ride of mystery, intrigue, and above all, fantasy in this tale of anarchism. Sometimes it is referred to as a metaphysical thriller, and Chesterton himself referred to it as "a nightmare".

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Sunless Countries

    • Book Four of Virga
    • By: Karl Schroeder
    • Narrated by: Joyce Irvine, David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In an ocean of weightless air where sunlight has never been seen, only the running lights of the city of Pacquaea glitter in the dark. One woman, Leal Hieronyma Maspeth, history tutor and dreamer, lives and dreams of love among the gaslit streets and cafes. And somewhere in the abyss of wind and twisted cloud through which Pacquaea eternally falls, a great voice has begun speaking.

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Quantum Physics: Bolinda Beginner's Guides

    • By: Alastair Rae
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Story of Napoleon

    • By: H. E. Marshall
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Here is Henrietta Marshall's entertaining biography of this larger than life personality. She takes us through Napoleon's colorful life, from military campaigns to his solitary end on Elba.

    Regular price: £4.09

    • Gulliver's Travels

    • By: Jonathan Swift
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Set and written in 1726, This is a marvelously imaginative tale of the four voyages of Lemuel Gulliver. He finds himself shipwrecked and the prisoner of captors ranging in size from 6 inches tall to 60 feet tall and of various other persuasions. But this is just the beginning of a story written, strangely enough to satirize the foolishness and vices of modern men as they were perceived at the time. No one, young or old, can ever forget the Lilliputians and the Yahoos that starred in these wonderful and riveting stories of long ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lose the stupid music please

    • By Gregory Chick on 22-04-15

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Jeeves Takes Charge & Extricating Young Gussie

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The ubiquitous butler, Jeeves, comes to the rescue of his new master, Bertie Wooster, from a fate worse than death, so they say. And in the second tale, poor Bertie is summarily dispatched to New York, by an overbearing aunt, to extract his cousin from an amorous affair with a vaudeville artiste! How absolutely dreadful! Jeeves’ managing of affairs offers such wonderful amusing stories that make us laugh and enjoy his ingenuity to the fullest.

    Regular price: £4.09

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Claimed as the first detective story in the English language, Wilkie Collins weaves his classic mystery through a series of often "meandering" narratives by various characters in the book who had first hand knowledge surrounding the disappearance of a large valuable yellow diamond (the Moonstone) from the room of it's young owner, Rachel Verinder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story... awful editing

    • By Anonymous User on 05-09-11

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Parables from Nature, Volume 1

    • By: Margaret Gatty
    • Narrated by: David Thorn, Bobbie Frohman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Entertaining stories of nature with a moral lesson thrown in for good measure are fun as well as thought provoking. Children will be enthralled with the intimate look into the lives of the woodland creatures and their way of life. Subtleness in making a moral point is always a strength in Ms. Gatty’s stories.

    Regular price: £4.79

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