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    • Howl's Moving Castle

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    In the land of Ingary, where seven league boots and cloaks of invisibility do exist, Sophie Hatter catches the unwelcome attention of the Witch of the Waste and is put under a spell. Deciding she has nothing more to lose, she makes her way to the moving castle that hovers on the hills above Market Chipping. But the castle belongs to the dreaded Wizard Howl whose appetite, they say, is satisfied only by the souls of young girls....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • fun

    • By tina on 22-02-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Armageddon

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Armageddon tells the story of the climatic months of the Second World War and the destruction of Hitler's Germany. In this compelling study, the author addresses the big human and military questions. Why did the Allies not win the war in 1944, when they were vastly stronger than the Germans? Why did the Russians produce the best generals? What was it like to fight the British, American, German and Soviet armies?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful history. Story telling at its best.

    • By J NEILL on 18-11-08

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Gloomsbury: Series 5

    • The Hit BBC Radio 4 Comedy
    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: Morwenna Banks, John Sessions, Miriam Margolyes, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    In this fifth series, our arty, adulterous Bohemians are creating havoc at home and abroad. Henry is hoping to ignore his fiftieth birthday - but Vera has organised a surprise party. When Venus sneaks in uninvited and makes a nuisance of herself in the bushes, Henry wants to head for the hills. Fortunately, a lecture tour of America beckons.... In the USA, Vera meets Dorothy Barker at the Algonquin while Henry rubs shoulders with Al Padrone en route to Chicago. Meanwhile, a cottage on the Sizzlinghurst estate has become vacant, and everybody wants it. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It

    • By GS on 10-03-19

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

    • By: Paul Torday
    • Narrated by: John Sessions, Samantha Bond, Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346

    A Richard and Judy Summer Read Selection.
    Written as a "report into the circumstances surrounding the decision to introduce salmon into the Yemen", this is a novel that is made up of e-mails, letters, diary extracts, records of the prime minister's Question Time, interviews, and chapters from the memoirs of a fantastically weaselly Peter Mandelson-type figure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb!

    • By Nicky on 03-04-07

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Radio 4's A History of Private Life

    • By: Amanda Vickery, Simon Tcherniak
    • Narrated by: Deborah Findlay, John Sessions, Jasmine Hyde, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    An engrossing BBC Radio 4 series spanning the history of the home and domestic relationships over the past 500 years, presented by Amanda Vickery. Professor Vickery is one of the most charismatic historians in Britain today. In 'A History of Private Life' she reveals the intimate secrets of life at home, from the Tudor mansion to the modern bedsit.Through letters, diaries and other first-person accounts, we hear the voices of men and women from very different backgrounds telling their stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By MaryB on 15-08-10

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Doctor Who

    • Death Comes to Time
    • By: Colin Meek
    • Narrated by: Sylvester McCoy, Stephen Fry, John Sessions, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The Doctor and Antimony arrive on the planet Santiny, just as it comes under attack by General Tannis and his Canisian battle fleet. Meanwhile, his other companion, Ace, finds herself under the guidance of the mysterious Casmus, who seems to foresee an important and unusual role in store for her. As the adventure lurches from Santiny to contemporary London and on to Gallifrey, it becomes clear that the Canisians' next target is to be Earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By DTopp on 17-04-06

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Both a cracking tale of horror and deeply audacious account of the human psyche, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has continued to thrill and fascinate since it was first published in 1886.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jekyll and Hyde

    • By Antony on 11-07-07

    Regular price: £9.19

    • The Sleeper and the Spindle

    • By: Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked to tell a brilliant version of Snow White's (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty's (almost) stories.This story was originally published in Rags & Bones.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fairyland turns dark...

    • By Nina on 05-02-17

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Castle in the Air

    • By: Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Far to the south in the Land of Ingary, lives a young carpet merchant called Abdullah. In his dreams, he is the long-lost son of a great prince. This dream is a complete castle in the air…or is it? Abdullah’s day-dreams suddenly start to come true when he meets the exquisite Flower-in-the-Night, daughter of the ferocious Sultan of Zanzib. Fate has destined them for each other, but a bad-tempered genie, a hideous djinn, and various villanous bandits have their own ideas. When Flower-in-the-Night is carried off, Abdullah is determined to rescue her - if he can find her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Castle in the Air

    • By Olivia on 26-02-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Inside Mr Enderby

    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Inside Mr. Enderby introduced to a captivated audience Burgess's dyspeptic poet, whose uniquely idiosyncratic, scatological brand of verse even won the genuine approval of T. S. Eliot. In his first clash with the outside world, Enderby is extracted from his lavatorial sanctuary by the professional widow Vesta Bainbridge in a most peculiar romance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • exceptional reading of an outstanding book

    • By Nicholas P. on 08-11-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Cold Granite

    • Logan McRae, Book 1
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Four-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch - strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. There's a killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood. If that wasn't enough, Logan also has to contend with a new boss, DI Insch, who doesn't suffer fools gladly and thinks everyone's a fool.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not For The Aberdeen Tourist Authority

    • By Martin on 03-07-07

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Muddle Earth

    • Muddle Earth, Book 1
    • By: Chris Riddell, Paul Stewart
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    As the third moon rises over Muddle Earth's Perfumed Bog, the twinkling lights are lit on a small houseboat, home to a wizard, Randalf, and his familiar, a very sarcastic budgie called Veronica. Randalf is in trouble: he's stony broke. He's just spent his last silver pipsqueak. There's only one way for a wizard to make cash on Muddle Earth, and that's by doing some magic. Meanwhile, life is about to change beyond recognition for Joe Jefferson, an ordinary schoolboy on ordinary Earth, and his dog, Henry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Multiple age groups? No problem!

    • By EC W on 30-05-14

    Regular price: £7.69

    • Enderby Outside

    • Enderby
    • By: Anthony Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Returning in Enderby Outside, Enderby must deal with incongruous plagiarism from the pop star Yod Crewsley and a visit from an apparent personification of his Muse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • remarkable reading of an excellent book

    • By Nicholas P. on 08-11-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Dying Light

    • Logan McRae, Book 2
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    It starts with a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks, in the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan MacRae it's a bad start to another bad day. Only a few short months ago, he was the golden boy of Grampian police. But one botched raid later, he's palmed off on a DI everyone knows is a jinx, waiting for the axe to fall with all the other rejects in the "Screw-up Squad". But Logan's not going to take it lying down.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful narration

    • By Val McWilliam on 17-11-14

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Broken Skin

    • Logan McRae, Book 3
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    In the pale grey light of a chilly February, Aberdeen is not at its best. There's a rapist prowling the city's cold granite streets, leaving a string of tortured women behind. But while DS Logan McRae's girlfriend is out acting as bait, he's dealing with the blood-drenched body of an unidentified male, dumped outside Accident and Emergency.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, shame about the narrator

    • By BlueQuill on 30-09-14

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Montmorency and the Assassins

    • Montmorency, Book 3
    • By: Eleanor Updale
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    1898: What looks like an easy job turns into a life-threatening nightmare as Montmorency and his friends pursue anarchists across Europe to the USA. Science, medicine and opera are entangled in his fight to save lives. But no one is safe in Montmorency's world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Montmorency and the assassins

    • By Miss J Tindle on 09-05-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Montmorency's Revenge

    • By: Eleanor Updale
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Dramatic historical events and action-packed adventure combine in Montmorency's most important mission yet. Montmorency is determined to hunt down the anarchist mastermind responsible for the shocking events at the end of book three. His search takes him to Italy, Paris and finally back to America, where Montmorency, his son Tom, and Fox-Selwyn's nephews become embroiled in an attempt to prevent the assassination of none other than the President of the United States.

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Kidnapped

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    When the naive David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape, until, that, is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highland, Alan Breck.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic reading. Shame about the length!

    • By L. Fuchs on 10-10-10

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Season's Greetings (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Frances Barber, Phil Daniels, Bill Nighy, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Christmas is the season of good cheer and harmony among men, but things are not working out quite that way in the Bunker household. As a motley collection of friends and relatives fill the house with their own wishes, dreams and attitudes, the stage is set for seasonal disharmony and romantic intrigue. It’s Christmas Eve and while Belinda is rushing around decorating the tree and seeing to all the guests and their needs, Eddie and Pattie are having a serious bust-up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By miss on 01-12-13

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Pinocchio

    • By: Carlo Collodi
    • Narrated by: John Sessions
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who comes to life and has the most astonishing adventure. A naughty, mischievous creature, he is full of good intentions but is greedy, and lets nothing stand in his way. His maker, poor Gepetto, loves him like a son, but Pinocchio just can't stay out of trouble.

    Regular price: £12.19

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