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    • Salvation

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415

    AD 2204. An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New universe but same high-quality

    • By Chris on 14-09-18

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Dracula [Audible Edition]

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

    The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kallgren lowers the rating

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-05-16

    Regular price: £28.09

    • The Hero with a Thousand Faces

    • By: Joseph Campbell
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, John Lee, Susan Denaker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 127

    Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In this book, Campbell outlines the Hero's Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world's mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A triumph of over generalisation and reductionism

    • By Nik Jewell on 01-10-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Pillars of the Earth

    • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,270
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,270

    The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Pillars of the Earth

    • By Robert on 31-10-10

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Measure What Matters

    • OKRs: The Simple Idea That Drives 10x Growth
    • By: John Doerr
    • Narrated by: Jini Kim, Susan Wojcicki, Alex Garden, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Measure What Matters is a revolutionary approach to business that has been adopted by some of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups. It is a movement that is behind the explosive growth of Intel, Google, Amazon and Uber and many more. Measure What Matters is about using Objectives and Key Results (or OKRs) to make tough choices on business priorities. It's about communicating these objectives throughout the company from entry level to CEO, and it's about collecting timely, relevant data to track progress - to measure what matters.   

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a listen

    • By jc on 13-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Column of Fire

    • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,203

    Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another masterpiece

    • By Amazon Customer on 30-09-17

    Regular price: £34.99

    • The History of the Ancient World

    • From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
    • By: Susan Wise Bauer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    This is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight to the characteristics of each country. Susan Wise Bauer provides both sweeping scope and vivid attention to the individual lives that give flesh to abstract assertions about human history. This narrative history employs the methods of "history from beneath" - literature, epic traditions, private letters, and accounts - to connect kings and leaders with the lives of those they ruled.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More fairy tale than history...

    • By Clementi on 26-12-15

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Croma Venture

    • The Spiral Wars, Book 5
    • By: Joel Shepherd
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Upon the ancient drysine moon/city of Defiance, the UFS Phoenix is being rebuilt, but her crew cannot do so in peace. Parren factions jostle for control of not only Defiance, but of the drysine data-core that Phoenix won at such an awful price. But the parren do not lay sole claim to that ancient knowledge, and within the bowels of the machine-city, something long-dead is awakening. While aliens battle, Captain Debogande struggles to decide his next step. Human emissaries beckon him home, while a terrible new threat drives him toward the far edge of Spiral space. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • this is where the fun starts

    • By Mike on 14-11-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Fall of Giants

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 30 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536

    A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a discovery

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-09-11

    Regular price: £39.99

    • World Without End

    • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 45 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,152
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,494
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491

    On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius, and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bereaved when it ended

    • By bex4ad on 15-03-11

    Regular price: £39.99

    • High Mage

    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 314

     Things were starting to look up for Magelord Minalan the Spellmonger: The magic mountain in his domain not only made him a wealthy man and the most powerful mage in history, it also produced a lode of magical gemstones with unique properties - properties the Alka Alon, the masters of magic on Callidore, are fascinated by. When Minalan gets his chance to trade some of his magic rocks for irionite, he finds himself in a position to raise hundreds more magi with the stones...making them High Magi. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still holding on to see

    • By Anonymous User on 18-04-18

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Journeymage

    • The Spellmonger Series, Book 6
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 291

    What does the most powerful wizard in the world do after the war? Despite the hordes of goblins still ready to ravage human lands, King Rard has signed a treaty with them, so Minalan is forbidden from taking advantage of their weak state. Most would take a well-deserved rest over the summer…but Minalan and his household are busy repaying a favor owed to the tribal Kasari for their help in the war, and the Spellmonger pays his debts. So Minalan spends his summer sneaking 2,000 Kasari children through enemy lines and some of the roughest territory in the Five Duchies toward salvation. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Debbie Pol on 19-07-18

    Regular price: £36.69

    • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 330

    One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Awful reader, especially of women.

    • By alex on 25-02-14

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Pandora's Star

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 37 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,194

    Britain's bestselling SF writer returns to outer space.In AD 2329, humanity has colonised over four hundred planets, all of them interlinked by wormholes. With Earth at its centre, the Intersolar Commonwealth now occupies a sphere of space approximately four hundred light years across. When an astronomer on the outermost world of Gralmond, observes a star 2000 light years distant - and then a neighbouring one - vanish, it is time for the Commonwealth to discover what happened to them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very solid and enjoyable space opera

    • By Stephen on 21-09-13

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Spellmonger

    • Spellmonger, Book 1
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 487

    Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well: He found a quaint little shop, he befriended the local lord, the village folk loved him, he found a sharp young apprentice to help out, and, best yet, he met a comely young widow with the prettiest eyes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If only a sixth star was available...

    • By Alan R on 10-03-17

    Regular price: £37.59

    • Winter of the World

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,631
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,223

    Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-20th century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil step her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Winter of the World

    • By Rachel on 06-10-12

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Warmage

    • Spellmonger, Book 2
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 27 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 583
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 534
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536

    After facing a hopeless siege, an implacable foe and an impossible escape, you would think that Minalan the Spellmonger would be able to rest - but the armies of the undead goblin shaman Shereul (known as the Dead God to his human victims) are rolling over the western reaches of the rustic Duchy of Alshar and is headed toward the heart of the Duchy of Castal. Thousands are fleeing for their lives as hordes of goblins pour out of Boval Vale and devastate the rugged fiefs of the Alshari Wilderlands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing Series!

    • By Thomas D. on 21-10-17

    Regular price: £37.59

    • Edge of Eternity

    • Century Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 36 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,164

    As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War. When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best in series

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-14

    Regular price: £39.99

    • Knights Magi

    • The Spellmonger Series, Book 4
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382

    When the Magelord Minalan, the Spellmonger's two apprentices, Tyndal and Rondal, were knighted after the battle of Timberwatch, they were dubbed Knights Magi: a new class of nobility for distinguished High Magi. Designed to combine the pursuit of arcane knowledge with the noble aspirations of chivalry, it elevated them above common warmage...in theory. The problem was they had no idea how to be a Knight Mage...because no one had ever been one before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic.

    • By Chris G. on 29-10-18

    Regular price: £37.59

    • Judas Unchained

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 37 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,356
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031

    The high-action concluding novel of the Commonwealth Saga from one of the world's bestselling Science Fiction writersAfter hundreds of years secretly manipulating the human race, the Starflyer alien has succeeded in engineering a war which should result in the destruction of the Intersolar Commonwealth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very detailed and compelling

    • By Matt on 19-02-14

    Regular price: £29.99

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