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    • Mere Christianity

    • By: C. S. Lewis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 391
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
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      5 out of 5 stars 323

    2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of C. S. Lewis’s classic, Mere Christianity. Having sold over half a million copies in the UK alone, his overview of Christianity has been imitated many times, but never outdone. Mere Christianity brings together Lewis’s legendary broadcasts from the war years; talks in which he set out simply to ‘"explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic

    • By Mika on 13-10-16

    Regular price: £8.49

    • South

    • By: Ernest Shackleton
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    His destination Antarctica, his expectations high, veteran explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set out, on the eve of the First World War, in pursuit of his goal to lead the first expedition across the last unknown continent. Instead, his ship, the Endurance, became locked in sea ice, and for nine months Shackleton fought a losing battle with the elements before the drifting ship was crushed and his crew marooned.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A life lesson in positivity and perseverance.

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-19

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Enquiry (Unabridged)

    • By: Dick Francis
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Jockey Kelly Hughes and trainer Dexter Cranfield had been barred from racing – a devastating event for them both. The charge at the secret enquiry? Throwing a race for personal profit. It was a vicious frame-up and, worse, they had nowhere to turn to clear their names. Still Hughes refused to take the phony verdict lying down – even though his quest to clear his name might have him lying down permanently.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • First past the post

    • By Rogayah on 29-07-16

    Regular price: £24.49

    • The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy

    • By: Jacob Burckhardt
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In this landmark study of Italy from the 14th through the early 16th centuries, Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt chronicles the rise of Florence and Venice as powerful city-states, the breakup of the medieval worldview that came with the rediscovery of Greek and Roman culture, and the new emphasis on the role of the individual. All these, Burckhardt explains, went hand in hand with the explorations of science and the more naturalistic depiction of the world in art and literature.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Beau Geste

    • By: P.C. Wren
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    A shot rang out. The Arabs surged forward under a savage fusillade of heavy fire. Nearer and nearer they came, shouting with hate and blood-lust. Geste rushed up and down his side of the roof, pausing only long enough to load his rifle and fire into the shrieking mob below, hoping to trick the Arabs into believing the fort was heavily manned.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb reading of a classic adventure

    • By Morris on 29-07-10

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Five Days in London, May 1940

    • By: John Lukacs
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In the days between May 24th and 28th, 1940, the British War Cabinet held a historical debate over whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war. In this magisterial work, John Lukacs demonstrates the decisive importance of those five days. Lukacs takes us hour by hour into the critical unfolding of events at 10 Downing Street, where Churchill, who had only been prime minister for a fortnight, painfully considered his war responsibilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent history

    • By Jeff on 15-11-07

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Almayer's Folly

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Set in Malaya, Almayer's Folly is Joseph Conrad's first novel. In it, he charts the decline of a Dutch merchant after a 25 year struggle against overwhelming odds. Though married to a bitter and hateful Malayan wife, Almayer refuses to accept the financial ruin which he has precipitated. Instead, he dreams of fantastic wealth and a return to the civilization of his youth, accompanied by his loving daughter, Nina.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dark and stimulating

    • By Tom on 23-02-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Under Western Eyes

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Under Western Eyes, Joseph Conrad's novel of political treachery and oppression, of betrayal, guilt, and intrigue, begins with a bomb that kills its intended target, a hated Russian minister of police, along with a number of innocent bystanders. A young student named Razumov hides the perpetrator, then betrays him and becomes a spy among his exiled comrades. He faces a moral dilemma from which there is no escape.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping spy thriller

    • By Sydney on 20-08-11

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Vipers' Tangle

    • By: Francois Mauriac
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In this remarkable novel, Mauriac brings his extraordinary talent for probing the inmost core of the human character to what is arguably the most exciting theme in the world: the battle for the human soul. In all of literature there can be few more appalling studies of a soul devoured by pride and avarice, corroded by hatred.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Richie on 26-04-15

    Regular price: £17.59

    • The Magna Charta

    • By: James Daugherty
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    In the rich turbulence of English history, one day stands magnificently apart: June 15, 1215, the day of the signing of the Magna Charta. On this day, the first blow for English freedom was struck and forever affected the Western world. Here is the story of three true men, Stephen Langton, Williams Marshall, and Hubert de Burgh, whose heroic deeds are set against those of the ever deceitful and crafty King John.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listened to this a few years ago.

    • By Dave Kinsella on 04-08-15

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Summertide

    • The Heritage Universe, Book 1
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It was just before Summertide, the time when the twin planets, Opal and Quake, would orbit closest to their sun, subjecting both - Quake in particular - to vast tidal forces. It was to be the most violent Summertide ever, creating something that only happened every 350,000 years. Planetary Administrators Hans Rebka and Max Perry had no choice but to go to Quake - risking their lives to protect the others - and to learn, just maybe, the secret of Summertide and the Builders.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Within the Tides

    • By: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Written at various times and under various influences, the four stories contained in Within the Tides are linked by Conrad's treatment of loyalty and betrayal. They range in setting from the Far East via 18th-century Spain to England. The tone shifts from the tragic inevitability of "The Planter of Malata" and the pathos of "Because of the Dollars" to the gothic "The Inn of the Two Witches" and the grim humor of "The Partner." Experimental in form, they represent yet another branch of Conrad's search for moral truth.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Divergence

    • The Heritage Universe, Book 2
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    For millennia, humankind and the other intelligent races have studied the bizarre and unfathomable constructs of the legendary beings known as the Builders. But for all that study, they are still no closer to figuring out who - or what - the Builders have been, or where they have gone.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Otto of the Silver Hand

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 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

    Young Otto is born into a warring household in a lawless age. Having no mother, he is sent by his father, a valiant robber baron, to be safely raised by the monks until the age of 12. But when he returns, gentle Otto can no longer escape the bitter blood feud between his father and the rival house of Trutz-Drachen. He is kidnapped by the rival family and his hand is cut off, to be replaced forever by a silver one. Can his brave father and his captor's kind daughter, Pauline, help him escape?

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Murder in Montparnasse

    • A Mystery of Literary Paris
    • By: Howard Engel
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    It's Autumn, 1925, and a killer uncannily like England's Jack the Ripper is stalking the streets of Paris and preying on young women. Michael Ward is a journalist newly arrived to the Left Bank.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Transcendence

    • Book 3 of The Heritage Universe
    • By: Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The search for the Builders, the legendary alien race whose unfathomable constructs continue to perplex scholars and explorers alike, has led Builder expert Darya Lang, adventurer Hans Rebka, and treasure hunters Louis Nenda and Atvar H'sial to an unknown Builder artifact far outside the spiral arm. There they find the Zardalu, once the greatest menace ever known to the worlds of the spiral arm, enslaving entire races and exterminating others, guided by the unswerving belief in their own supremacy.

    Regular price: £20.29