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    • The Secret Barrister

    • By: The Secret Barrister
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,929
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,669
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,648

    Welcome to the world of the Secret Barrister. These are the stories of life inside the courtroom. They are sometimes funny, often moving and ultimately life-changing. How can you defend a child abuser you suspect to be guilty? What do you say to someone sentenced to ten years whom you believe to be innocent? What is the law, and why do we need it? And why do they wear those stupid wigs?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A superb dissection of the English legal system

    • By Kirstine on 06-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Silent Patient

    • By: Alex Michaelides
    • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 875
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 799

    The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman's act of violence against her husband - and of the man obsessed with uncovering her motive.... Famous artist Alicia Berenson shoots her husband in the head five times and then never speaks again. Five years later, forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber must find a way to get Alicia to talk if he wants to treat her. Only then can he unravel the shocking events of that tragic night five years before....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clever twist

    • By Pawsthevizsla on 18-02-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Jenson Button

    • Life to the Limit
    • By: Jenson Button
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 795
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 736
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 732

    The full-length, in-depth and intimate autobiography from Jenson Button, one of the greatest racing drivers of his generation. His 17 years in Formula One have seen him experience everything the sport has to offer, from nursing duff cars round the track to winning world championships and everything in between. Here, Jenson tells his full story for the first time in his own honest, intelligent and eloquent style.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Decent book, good performance but...

    • By K. A. Thomas on 20-10-17

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Broken Faith

    • By: Toby Clements
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 733
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 668
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668

    Set during England's bloody and brutal War of the Roses, this is the second novel in an epic historical fiction series. If you liked Conn Iggulden's Stormbird, you will love Toby Clements' Kingmaker novels. October 1463. England is a divided nation. In the north the Lancastrian king struggles to hold power while in the south the princes of the house of York prepare for war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, if a little harrowing

    • By swheelie on 05-08-16

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Station Eleven

    • By: Emily St John Mandel
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,366

    Day one: The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the Earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. Week Two: Civilization has crumbled. Year Twenty: A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just another dystopian novel

    • By Rosalynde on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Divided Souls

    • Kingmaker, Book 3
    • By: Toby Clements
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516

    Lent, 1469. The recent wars between the House of York and the House of Lancaster seem over. The Yorkist King Edward sits on his throne in Westminster while the Lancastrian claimants are in exile or under lock and key in the Tower. But within the family of York, there is discord. The Earl of Warwick conspires against his king, and while to one another's faces they are all smiles, their household men speak in lies and whispers. No man comes to court unarmed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FANTASTIC STORY LINE HOPE TO READ MORE IN THE NEAR

    • By thanks on 04-11-16

    Regular price: £34.99

    • Winter Pilgrims

    • Kingmaker, Book 1
    • By: Toby Clements
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

    February 1460. In the bitter dawn of a winter’s morning, a young man and a woman escape from a priory. In fear for their lives, they are forced to flee across a land ravaged by conflict. For this is the Wars of the Roses, one of the most savage and bloody civil wars in history. Where brother confronts brother, king faces king, and Thomas and Katherine must fight just to stay alive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic read

    • By Loraine on 10-01-16

    Regular price: £34.99

    • The Sacred Sword

    • Ben Hope, Book 7
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    Returning to the UK to try to sort out his stormy personal life, Ben runs into two old friends. Simeon and Michaela were once his fellow students at Oxford; now they are the Reverend and Mrs Arundel. Ben senses that Simeon is deeply troubled, but before the truth can emerge about his secretive research project concerning a mysterious, ancient "sacred sword", both he and Michaela are wiped out in a devastating road crash. Convinced that his friends' deaths were no accident, Ben is propelled on a global quest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Sacred Sword..

    • By Salter on 02-02-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • 1356

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333

    Thomas of Hookton, a veteran of Crecy and many other battles, is the leader of a mercenary company of bowmen and men-at-arms who ravage the countryside east of Gascony. Edward, Prince of Wales, later to be known as the Black Prince, is assembling an army to fight the French once more, but before Thomas can join, he must fulfil an urgent task.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Michelin Starred Military Fiction

    • By Simon on 21-03-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Kingdom Come

    • Kingmaker, Book 4
    • By: Toby Clements
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 460

    Toby Clements's fourth and final instalment in the Kingmaker historical series, set during England's bloody and brutal War of the Roses. 1470. The recent tensions between King Edward and his great ally the Earl of Warwick lie forgotten these past months, but even as winter tightens her grip on the land, the peace is shattered by a vicious attack on one of the King's allies. Long buried secrets are brought to the surface, and Thomas and Katherine must finally decide where their loyalties lie and to choose between fight or flight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb series of books

    • By j c hare on 25-09-17

    Regular price: £34.99

    • The Apocalypse Codex

    • The Laundry Files, Book 4
    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Bob Howard used to fix computers for the Laundry - the branch of the British Secret Service that deals with otherworldly threats - but those days are over. He's not only been promoted to active service but actually survived missions against cultists, enemy spies and tentacled horrors from other dimensions. Willingly or not, he's on his way up in this dangerous organisation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engrossing to the Max

    • By Revdave39 on 24-01-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Fuller Memorandum

    • The Laundry Files, Book 3
    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Bob Howard is an IT specialist and field agent for the Laundry, the branch of Her Majesty's secret service that deals with occult threats. Overworked and underpaid, Bob is used to his two jobs overflowing from a strict nine to five, and since his wife, Mo, has a very similar job description, he understands that work will sometimes follow her home, too. But when 'work' involves zombie assassins and minions of a mad god's cult, he realises things are spinning out of control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Laundry Files Never Fail

    • By BunnyBailey on 09-07-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Atrocity Archives

    • Book 1 in The Laundry Files
    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 388

    Never volunteer for active duty... Bob Howard is a low-level techie working for a super-secret government agency. While his colleagues are out saving the world, Bob's under a desk restoring lost data. His world was dull and safe; but then he went and got Noticed. Now, Bob is up to his neck in spycraft, alternative universes, dimension-hopping terrorists, monstrous elder gods and the end of the world. Only one thing is certain: it will take more than 'control+alt+delete' to sort this mess out...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful books

    • By Marie on 20-01-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Selfie

    • How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us
    • By: Will Storr
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    We live in the age of the individual. We are supposed to be slim, prosperous, happy, extroverted and popular. This is our culture's image of the perfect self. We see this person everywhere: in advertising, in the press, all over social media. We're told that to be this person, you just have to follow your dreams, that our potential is limitless, that we are the source of our own success. But this model of the perfect self can be extremely dangerous. People are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Mr SA Lambe on 17-08-17
    • How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us
    • By: Will Storr
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 15-06-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 185 ratings

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Jennifer Morgue

    • Book 2 in The Laundry Files
    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    Some agents have all the fun. Others save the world. Bob Howard is an IT expert and occasional field agent for The Laundry, the branch of Her Majesty's Secret Service that deals with occult threats. Dressed (grudgingly) in a tux and sent to the Caribbean, he must infiltrate a millionaire's yacht in order to prevent him violating a treaty that will start a war with an ancient underwater race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • oh can we please have some more !

    • By James on 18-10-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The New Recruit

    • By: Andy McNab
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    What if your prank killed your best friend? Could you live with yourself? You try to forget and move on; you enrol in Army training, you want to make something of your life. The training is tough and it almost breaks you. But you survive; you know you’ll make a good soldier. Finally, when you’re out in Afghanistan, under enemy fire, you come face-to-face with your best friend’s brother. He still blames you for his brother’s death. You now have more to fear than just enemy soldiers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The new recruit

    • By David Richard Green on 09-01-19

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Delirium Brief

    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    Bob Howard's career in the Laundry, the secret British government agency dedicated to protecting the world from the supernatural, has involved brilliant hacking, ancient magic and combat with creatures of pure evil. Now the Laundry's existence has become public, and Bob is being trotted out on TV to answer pointed questions about elven asylum seekers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well-paced, good characters, insanity.

    • By Dylan on 28-07-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Boys Don't Cry

    • By: Malorie Blackman
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson, Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    You're waiting for the postman - he's bringing your A level results. University, a career as a journalist - a glittering future lies ahead. But when the doorbell rings it's your old girlfriend; and she's carrying a baby. Your baby. You're happy to look after it, just for an hour or two. But then she doesn't come back - and your future suddenly looks very different. Malorie's dramatic new novel will take you on a journey from tears to laughter and back again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Review on book

    • By Ms on 29-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Armada Legacy

    • Ben Hope, Book 8
    • By: Scott Mariani
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    Former SAS major Ben Hope is relaxing at his home in Normandy when he hears the worst news of his life. His ex-girlfriend, Dr Brooke Marcel, has been kidnapped. Racing against the clock, Ben's frantic search for Brooke leads him from Ireland to the Spanish mountains and the rainforests of Peru. What is the mysterious link between the kidnapping, the salvage of a sunken 16th-century Spanish warship and the secret activities of its wealthy discoverer?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good...

    • By Salter on 11-02-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Rhesus Chart

    • A Laundry Files Novel
    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109

    London can drain the life out of you.... Bob Howard is an intelligence agent working his way through the ranks of the top-secret government agency known as the Laundry. When occult powers threaten the realm, they'll be there to clean up the mess - and deal with the witnesses. There's one kind of threat that the Laundry has never come across in its many decades, and that's vampires. Mention them to a seasoned agent, and you'll be laughed out of the room.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great listen

    • By R. ODELL on 13-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99

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