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    • 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 441
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384

    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

    • 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 3,213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,843
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,847

    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

    • 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 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    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

    • King of Ashes

    • Firemane, Book 1
    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    A new novel from internationally best-selling author Raymond E. Feist. The world of Garn once boasted five great kingdoms, until the King of Ithrace was defeated and every member of his family executed by Lodavico, the ruthless King of Sandura, a man with ambitions to rule the world. Ithrace's ruling family were the legendary Firemanes and represented a great danger to the other kings. Now four great kingdoms remain, on the brink of war. But rumour has it that the newborn son of the last king of Ithrace survived....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Old Master Returns in Classic Style!

    • By Simon on 30-04-18

    Regular price: £13.99

    • 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 2,207
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,035
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,038

    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

    • I Let You Go

    • By: Clare Mackintosh
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe, Julia Barrie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,054
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,037

    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 Murder of Harriet Monckton

    • By: Elizabeth Haynes
    • Narrated by: Lisa Coleman, Joe Jameson, Richard Reed, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    On 7th November 1843, Harriet Monckton, 23 years old and a woman of respectable parentage and religious habits, is found murdered in the privy behind the chapel she regularly attended in Bromley, Kent. The community is appalled by her death, apparently as a result of swallowing a fatal dose of prussic acid, and even more so when the surgeon reports that Harriet was around six months pregnant. Drawing on the coroner’s reports and witness testimonies, Elizabeth Haynes builds a compelling picture of Harriet’s final hours through the eyes of those closest to her and the last people to see her alive. 

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Company of Liars

    • By: Karen Maitland
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,254
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,250

    On this day of ill omen, plague makes its entrance. Within weeks, swathes of England will be darkened by death's shadow. While panic and suspicion flood the land, a small band of travelers comes together to outrun the breakdown in law and order. But when one of their number is found hanging from a tree, the chilling discovery confirms that something more sinister than plague is in their midst.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Medieval Road Movie - Well worth a listen

    • By I. Jamie on 02-02-09

    Regular price: £35.79

    • The Bedlam Stacks

    • By: Natasha Pulley
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 555

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely blown away by this

    • By mollyeyre on 04-08-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 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 331
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    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
    • Another Epic Milton Adventure...

    • By Salter on 24-12-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Saint Death

    • John Milton, Book 2
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 597

    John Milton has been off the grid for six months. He surfaces in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and immediately finds himself drawn into a vicious battle with the narco-gangs that control the borderlands. He saves the life of an idealistic young journalist who has been targeted for execution. The only way to keep her safe is to smuggle her into Texas. Working with the only untouchable cops in the city and a bounty hunter whose motives are unclear, Milton must keep her safe until the crossing can be made.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Sophomore Story

    • By JJ on 02-06-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Looking Good Dead

    • Roy Grace, Book 2
    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438

    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

    • The Alamo

    • John Milton, Book 11
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 592
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 588

    New York isn't ready for Britain's most dangerous ex-assassin.... John Milton has finally found a place to escape the bloodshed: off-season Coney Island. No tourists. No special ops. Just peace and quiet. But when a local boy witnesses a grisly murder, Milton can't resist investigating. Milton uncovers a vicious drug kingpin and a group of crooked cops from a notorious precinct known as The Alamo. Against such dangerous foes, Milton's quest for redemption could come to an end.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Milton is hard as nails, flawed, a cracking read.

    • By Chris Hill on 09-10-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 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 518
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another gripping Milton story...

    • By Salter on 14-11-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 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 450
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424

    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

    • Blackout

    • John Milton, Book 10
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577

    John Milton's life is about to change. The former government assassin follows a lead to Manila that he hopes will transform everything. But things don't go to plan. He never expected to wake up in an unfamiliar hotel room beside a dead body. And, unfortunately for him, Milton doesn't remember a thing about the night before.... Thrown into a gruesome Filipino prison, he puts together the clues of his betrayal. With no allies and even less hope, Milton must use his wits to escape and take revenge....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unmissable!!

    • By Andy on 08-07-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Ghosts

    • John Milton, Book 4
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422

    John Milton is a ghost. He was Number One. The most dangerous assassin in Group Fifteen, the black-ops organisation that solves problems when diplomacy has failed. Now Milton is Her Majesty's most wanted fugitive - an anonymous loner with a deadly set of skills. So when he is arrested following a brawl in a Texas bar, the last person he expects to bail him out is a glamorous operative from the Russian Secret Service.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Getting Straight to the Point

    • By Simon on 14-02-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • When the Eagle Hunts

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 3
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445

    The third novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series. After a series of bloody battles, Camulodunum (modern-day Colchester) has fallen to the invading Roman army. The Emperor has returned to Rome, leaving the fearless Centurion Macro and his young Optio, Cato, to rest and regroup, along with the rest of the Second Legion. As their leader, General Plautius, plans the next phase of their campaign, word arrives that the ship carrying his family to join him was wrecked in a storm off the south coast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOnderful to have the Series Whole!

    • By Simon on 09-09-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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 890
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 763
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 768

    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

    • Salvation Row

    • John Milton, Book 6
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 538
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    John Milton is trying to make amends for a career spent killing for the British Secret Service. He has a burning need to right wrongs - and rewrite his own bloody past. He finds himself in Louisiana - the Big Sleazy, the bayou, and the post-Katrina wreckage of the Gulf Coast - with a debt of honor to repay. Isadora Bartholomew, who saved his partner's life, needs his help. Joel Babineaux, a ruthless property magnate, is out to sink the charity she established to help rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow, just couldn't put this one down...

    • By Salter on 23-10-18

    Regular price: £18.99

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