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    • Sleepers

    • John Milton, Book 13
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When a Russian defector is assassinated in a sleepy English seaside town, Group Fifteen agents John Milton and Michael Pope find themselves in a rush to uncover the culprits and bring them to justice. Their investigation leads them to Moscow and a confrontation with Directorate S, the agency responsible for seeding Russian sleeper agents around the world. When lies and double crossing mean that no-one is what they seem, the two agents - alone and without backup - struggle to achieve their goals under the most dangerous of circumstances.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Milton

    • By Tony Swinton on 18-10-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • World War Z

    • By: Max Brooks
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland, Rupert Farley, Nigel Pilkington, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,039
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,679
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,682

    The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched firsthand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living - or at least the undead - hell of that dreadful time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good old fashioned gory fun

    • By monkey-puzzle on 21-11-12

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Bedlam Stacks

    • By: Natasha Pulley
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 506

    An astonishing historical novel set in the shadowy, magical forests of South America, which draws on the captivating world of the international best seller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. Deep in uncharted Peru, the holy town of Bedlam stands at the edge of a forest. The shrine statues move, and anyone who crosses the border dies. But somewhere inside are cinchona trees, whose bark yields quinine: the only known treatment for malaria. On the other side of the Pacific, it is 1859, and India is ravaged by the disease.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguingly enchanting

    • By Mikey on 15-07-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Song of Achilles

    • By: Madeline Miller
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing. As they grow into young men their bond blossoms into something far deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • gripping and beautiful

    • By mrs on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Redeemer

    • John Milton, Book 12
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    Rio de Janeiro. Brazilians call it Cidade Maravilhosa - the Marvellous City - but crime festers in its favelas like cancer. John Milton is visiting an old friend who runs a close protection business guarding the city's elite. Milton offers to stand in when one of his bodyguards doesn’t turn up for work. The job? Take the wife and daughter of an anticorruption judge to a school recital and bring them back again. Simple? Not so much. The girl is snatched off the street, and Milton is nearly killed. As he recovers at a Group Fifteen safe house, he decides on two objectives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best yet

    • By rev on 08-07-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • I Let You Go

    • By: Clare Mackintosh
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,008
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,992

    A tragic accident. It all happened so quickly. She couldn't have prevented it. Could she? In a split second, Jenna Gray's world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate to escape, Jenna moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast, but she is haunted by her fears, her grief, and her memories of a cruel November night that changed her life forever. Slowly Jenna begins to glimpse the potential for happiness in her future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous debut!

    • By Ann D on 09-05-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Cleaner

    • John Milton, Book 1
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,991
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,994

    Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from. He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but oddly unsatisfying

    • By Lucy on 05-11-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Private Dancer

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Jilly Bond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    Thailand 1996. The Year of The Rat. Pete, a young travel writer, wanders into a Bangkok go-go bar and meets the love of his life. Joy is the girl of his dreams, young, stunningly pretty, and one of the Zombie Bar's top-earning pole dancers. What follows is a roller-coaster ride of sex, drugs, and deception, as Pete discovers that his very own private dancer is not all that she claims to be. And that far from being the girl of his dreams, Joy is his own personal nightmare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent! Couldn't put it down.

    • By Ann D on 20-08-15

    Regular price: £21.39

    • Looking Good Dead

    • Roy Grace, Book 2
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420

    One single act of kindness becomes an endless reign of terror...Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder. Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statement to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own to contend with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as the first, but different.

    • By Simon on 31-08-15

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Under the Eagle

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 1
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 699
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 651

    The first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series. It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn't difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally

    • By Pete on 11-10-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Eagle's Conquest

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 2
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477

    The second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series. When Centurion Macro arrives on British soil as one of Emperor Claudius's invasion force in 43 AD, he is facing one of the toughest campaigns of his battle-scarred career. In a series of bloody skirmishes, Macro and his young subordinate, Optio Cato, and the desperately outnumbered Roman army must find and defeat the enemy before he grows strong enough to overwhelm the legions. But the Britons are not the only foe facing Macro and Cato....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Sequel

    • By Simon on 11-10-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Assassin's Fate

    • Fitz and the Fool, Book 3
    • By: Robin Hobb
    • Narrated by: Avita Jay, David Thorpe
    • Length: 45 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548

    Prince FitzChivalry Farseer's daughter, Bee, was violently abducted from Withywoods by Servants of the Four in their search for the Unexpected Son, foretold to wield great power. With Fitz in pursuit, the Servants fled through a Skill-pillar, leaving no trace. It seems certain that they and their young hostage have perished in the Skill-river. Clerres, where White Prophets were trained by the Servants to set the world on a better path, has been corrupted by greed. Fitz is determined to reach the city and take vengeance on the Four.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not having the same male narrator is SO jarring.

    • By H L O'Doherty on 18-05-17

    Regular price: £26.99

    • Headhunters

    • John Milton, Book 7
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462

    Bury your enemies, and bury them deep. John Milton thought he was done with Avi Bachman. The most dangerous man he's ever known has been incarcerated in Angola, the brutal Louisiana prison. Inmates rarely leave Angola. Once you go in, the only way out is in a box. But Bachman is no ordinary prisoner. He was an assassin for the Mossad, and he has favours to call in.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it, was concerned it might become samey but the story worked really well.

    • By MR on 27-05-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Sword of God

    • John Milton, Book 5
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418

    A man called Milton walks into town.... On the run from his own demons, John Milton treks through the Michigan wilderness into the town of Truth. He's not looking for trouble, but trouble's looking for him. He finds himself up against a small-town cop who has no idea with whom he is dealing and no idea how dangerous he is. But Milton is double crossed and badly injured. Unarmed and alone, he flees into the remote Porcupine Mountains with a posse on his tail. His enemies thought they could hunt him down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another good listen

    • By Sally on 11-09-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Cloud Atlas

    • By: David Mitchell
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon, Jeff Harding, Steve Hodson, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 874
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 748
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 752

    Cloud Atlas features six characters in interlocking stories, each interrupting the one before it: a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death row; and Zachry, a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, brought to life better than any movie

    • By T on 25-02-13

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Ninth Step

    • John Milton, Book 8
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 693
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 639

    John Milton is a former assassin for the British government. He is a ronin, trying to atone for his past sins by offering his services to those people who have no one else to whom they can turn. Milton is keeping a low profile in London when he meets Eddie Fabian. Fabian confesses that he is considering suicide and that the reason for his depression was the abuse that he suffered as a child. Milton offers to help, but, before he can, Eddie is found dead in circumstances that Milton considers suspicious.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Milton is back !!!

    • By Wickerman49 on 17-03-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Into the Darkest Corner

    • By: Elizabeth Haynes
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Karen Cass
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 813
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 664
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 664

    Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Dizzything on 26-03-12

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Driver

    • John Milton, Book 3
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482

    John Milton has started to hope that he might have a future. He has a job driving a taxi around the streets of San Francisco. He has his anonymity and his solitude. Being invisible has become a comfortable habit. He doesn't want to be found. But when a girl he drives to a party goes missing, Milton is worried. Especially when two dead bodies are discovered, and the police start treating him as their prime suspect. Milton is a fugitive from the British Secret Service, and a man in his position needs extra attention like he needs a hole in the head.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series just gets better and better

    • By Mikey on 18-09-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Man on the Mountaintop

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier - adaptor
    • Narrated by: Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    The Man on the Mountaintop tells the story of Holy Man Joe, an ageing and unassuming man who lives in a hermitage on top of a mountain. During the summer months, thousands of hopefuls line the path leading to his door, seeking his wisdom. From bombastic, wealthy nobles intent on cheating their way to the top to drunkards who gradually build the physical and mental strength they need to quit their addiction, The Man on the Mountaintop is a rousing tale full of humour, wit and life lessons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Trott's Fables!

    • By Simon on 09-11-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Jungle

    • John Milton, Book 9
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404

    An assassin haunted by his past. Two young refugees out of their depth and in need of his special talents. John Milton is no stranger to the world's seedy underbelly. But when the former British secret service agent comes up against a ruthless human trafficking ring, he'll have to fight harder than ever to conquer the evil in his path. After Milton meets a refugee who lost a sister to people smugglers, he travels through war-torn Libya and the murkiest parts of Italy and France to get the girl back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As always could not wait to listen.

    • By Chris P on 08-08-16

    Regular price: £14.99

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