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    • Iron Gold

    • By: Pierce Brown
    • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
    • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy sequel to a great sci-fi series!

    • By G. P. Brown on 29-01-18

    Regular price: £38.49

    • To Rule the Waves

    • How the British Navy Changed the Modern World
    • By: Arthur Herman
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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      5 out of 5 stars 125
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy - of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent book, well read.

    • By Michael Davison on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

    • By: Anthony Everitt
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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    In this dynamic and engaging biography, Anthony Everitt plunges us into the fascinating, scandal-ridden world of ancient Rome in its most glorious heyday. Accessible to us through his legendary speeches but also through an unrivaled collection of unguarded letters to his close friend Atticus, Cicero comes to life here as a witty and cunning political operator.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent viewpoint

    • By James on 06-10-15

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Philomena

    • By: Martin Sixsmith
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Falling pregnant as a teenager in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent in Co. Tipperary to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. She spent the next 50 years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Glory Be!!!

    • By mollyeyre on 18-07-14

    Regular price: £25.99

    • A History of the Twentieth Century

    • By: Martin Gilbert
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 29 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
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    Martin Gilbert, author of the multivolume biography of Winston Churchill and other brilliant works of history, chronicles world events year by year, from the dawn of aviation to the flourishing technology age, taking us through World War I to the inauguration of Franklin Roosevelt as president of the United States and Hider as chancellor of Germany.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Factual and grim

    • By MR on 11-01-13

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Just Six Numbers

    • The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe
    • By: Martin J. Rees
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There are deep connections between stars and atoms, between the cosmos and the microworld. Just six numbers, imprinted in the "Big Bang", determine the essential features of our entire physical world. Moreover, cosmic evolution is astonishingly sensitive to the values of these numbers. If any one of them were "untuned", there could be no stars and no life. This realization offers a radically new perspective on our universe, our place in it, and the nature of physical laws. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth it

    • By slipperychimp on 15-12-18

    Regular price: £19.29

    • DNA USA

    • A Genetic Portrait of America
    • By: Bryan Sykes
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Having worked on numerous high-profile genetic investigations, including one focused on the famed Iceman of the Italian Alps, Bryan Sykes has become a premier authority on human genetics. In DNA USA, Sykes examines the unique fabric of the U.S. population - the people of one of the world’s most genetically variegated countries. His fascinating discoveries offer new insights into the biological profile of the great melting pot.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • The Dark Clouds Shining

    • By: David Downing
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    London, 1921: Ex-Secret Service spy Jack McColl is in prison serving time for assaulting a cop. McColl has been embittered by the Great War. He can't stomach spying for the British Empire anymore. He's also heartbroken. The love of his life, radical journalist Caitlin Hanley, parted ways with him three years earlier so she could offer her services to the Communist revolution in Moscow. Then his former Secret Service boss offers McColl the chance to escape his jail sentence if he takes a dangerous and unofficial assignment in Russia, where McColl is already a wanted man.

    Regular price: £28.89

    • The Origin of Humankind

    • By: Richard Leakey
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Origin of Humankind is Richard Leakey's personal view of the development of Homo sapiens. At the heart of his new picture of evolution is the introduction of a heretical notion: Once the first apes walked upright, the evolution of modern humans became possible and perhaps inevitable. From this one evolutionary step comes all the other evolutionary refinements and distinctions that set the human race apart from the apes.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Sackett's Land

    • The Sacketts, Book 1
    • By: Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devil's Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackett’s father threatens Genester’s inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's a great backdrop to early settlers in the North American continent

    • By B. Jones on 06-03-18

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Walking Drum

    • By: Louis L'Amour
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    Here is an historic adventure of extraordinary power waiting to sweep you away to exotic lands as one of the most popular writers of our time conquers new storytelling worlds. Louis L'Amour has been best known for his ability to capture the spirit and drama of the authentic American West. Here, he guides listeners to an even more distant frontier -- the enthralling lands of the 12th century.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • AKIN TO A VIDEO GAME

    • By hullabaloo on 15-02-11

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Making of Martin Luther

    • By: Richard Rex
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Making of Martin Luther takes a provocative look at the intellectual emergence of one of the most original and influential minds of the 16th century. Richard Rex traces how, in a concentrated burst of creative energy in the few years surrounding his excommunication by Pope Leo X in 1521, this lecturer at an obscure German university developed a startling new interpretation of the Christian faith that brought to an end the dominance of the Catholic Church in Europe.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • DNA USA

    • By: Bryan Sykes
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In this fascinating exploration, geneticist Bryan Sykes turns his sights on the United States, one of the most genetically variegated countries in the world. From the blue-blooded pockets of old-WASP New England to the vast tribal lands of the Navajo, Bryan Sykes takes us on a historical genetic tour, interviewing genealogists, geneticists, anthropologists, and everyday Americans with compelling ancestral stories.

    Regular price: £17.39

    • A Sense of the World

    • By: Jason Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    He was a solitary, sightless adventurer who fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, and helped chart the Australian outback. James Holman (1786-1857) became "one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored". In his day a celebrity, he was a best-selling author, but one who outlived his fame and died in obscurity. A Sense of the World is a spellbinding and moving rediscovery of one of history's most epic lives.

    Regular price: £19.89

    • The Origin of the Universe

    • By: John D. Barrow
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    There is no more profound, enduring, or fascinating question in all of science than that of how time, space, and matter began. Now John Barrow, who has been at the cutting edge of research in this area and has written extensively about it, guides us on a journey to the beginning of time, into a world of temperatures and densities so high that we cannot recreate them in a laboratory.  

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Last Three Minutes

    • Conjectures About the Ultimate Fate of the Universe
    • By: Paul Davies
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ragnarok. Armageddon. Doomsday. Since the dawn of time, man has wondered how the world would end. In The Last Three Minutes, Paul Davies reveals the latest theories. Voiced in clear language that makes the cutting-edge science of quarks, neutrinos, wormholes, and metaverses accessible to the layman, The Last Three Minutes treats listeners to a wide range of conjectures about the ultimate fate of the universe.   

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Hyde

    • By: Daniel Levine
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    An authentic, gothic reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, told from the villain' s perspective, that takes listeners deep into the seedy side of Victorian London and explores the nature of personality and of the subconscious. Mr. Hyde is trapped in Dr. Jekyll' s surgical cabinet, counting the days until he will face capture and be forced to make the ultimate choice about survival. Over the course of four days, he thinks back on what brought him to this moment, and he finally has the chance to tell the story of his brief but marvelous life.

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Master of Plagues

    • By: E. L. Tettensor
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Unraveling a deadly mystery takes time--and his is running out. Having barely escaped the clutches of the Darkwalker, Inspector Nicolas Lenoir throws himself into his work with a determination he hasn't known in years. But his legendary skills are about to be put to the test. A horrific disease is ravaging the city, and all signs point to it having been deliberately unleashed.

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Darkwalker

    • Nicolas Lenoir, Book 1
    • By: E. L. Tettensor
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Once a legendary police inspector, Nicolas Lenoir is now a disillusioned and broken man who spends his days going through the motions and his evenings drinking away the nightmares of his past. Ten years ago, Lenoir barely escaped the grasp of the Darkwalker, a vengeful spirit who demands a terrible toll on those who have offended the dead. But the Darkwalker does not give up on his prey so easily, and Lenoir has always known his debt would come due one day. When Lenoir is assigned to a disturbing new case, he treats the job with his usual apathy- until his best informant, a street savvy orphan, is kidnapped.

    Regular price: £21.79

    • Once a Wolf

    • The Science Behind Our Dogs' Astonishing Genetic Evolution
    • By: Bryan Sykes
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The author of Seven Daughters of Eve returns with a lively account of how all dogs are descended from a mere handful of wolves.  

    • The Science Behind Our Dogs' Astonishing Genetic Evolution
    • By: Bryan Sykes
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 26-03-19
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    Regular price: £22.49