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    • Alone in Berlin

    • By: Hans Fallada, Michael Hofmann (translator)
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462

    Berlin, 1940. The city is paralysed by fear. But one man refuses to be scared.Otto, an ordinary German living in a shabby apartment block, tries to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when he discovers his only son has been killed fighting at the front he's shocked into an extraordinary act of resistance, and starts to drop anonymous postcards attacking Hitler across the city. If caught, he will be executed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Perfect Novel

    • By judith on 03-03-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Hand in Glove

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Tristram Abberley was an acclaimed English poet of the 1930s whose legendary reputation was sealed when he died fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. Nearly 50 years later, his sister Beatrix is brutally murdered in her seaside cottage. Her family are stunned by the crime - especially Beatrix's niece, Charlotte Ladram. But Charlotte has little time to mourn her aunt as 50 years of secrets begin to unravel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sandy jones

    • By Anonymous User on 21-02-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Borrowed Time

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    One fateful summer evening, businessman Robin Timariot meets a strikingly beautiful woman while out walking. They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable. A few days later, the newspapers are full of the rape and murder of Lady Louise Paxton - and to his horror, Timariot realises that this was the woman he met just hours before her death. A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a series of bizarre events begin to convince Timariot that all is not what it seems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very satisfying tale

    • By Bob on 07-03-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Let Not the Deep

    • British Military Quartet, Book 1
    • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 188

    A crippled cargo ship drifts helplessly in the face of an oncoming hurricane-force storm. On board, a passenger whose presence means the world is watching. Only the skill, determination and raw courage of a lifeboat crew and the British military forces despatched to save them offer any hope of survival. But set against the savagery of the Atlantic even that might not be enough....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting stuff!

    • By clive on 11-04-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Congo Blue

    • British Military Quartet, Book 4
    • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 75

    When a group of missionaries get caught up in bloody African civil war, London is forced to act. For the men of 40 Commando, Royal Marines, it should be a quick in and out. A nice clean operation. But what awaits them will test them like never before. And, facing overwhelming odds, this time the skill and raw courage of these legendary fighting men may not be enough....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story of heroism and faith

    • By Mr A P Hodgson on 09-04-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • King's Shilling

    • British Military Quartet, Book 2
    • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 89

    As a powerful insurgent army closes on Liberia's capital, London is forced to act, and HMS Beaufort is dispatched to West Africa to pull British nationals from the teeth of encroaching danger. But when the volatile situation ashore unravels, the frigate's crew must draw deep on reserves of skill, ingenuity and sheer bloody-mindedness to save it. And with time running out, Beaufort's Captain makes the decision to take his ship upriver....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely superb

    • By Rowan on 23-01-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Take No Farewell

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Geoffrey Staddon turned his back on the best things in his life. He turned his back on the beautiful house Clouds Frome, his finest achievement as an architect. He turned his back on the woman he loved, Consuela Caswell, and who loved him in return. Twelve years later, amidst the tatters of his career and marriage, he is forced to contemplate the remorse and shame of his betrayal. But when he reads that Consuela has been charged with murder, he knows instinctively that she cannot be guilty....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Ultimate Robert Goddard

    • By Pam on 31-01-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Long Reach

    • British Military Quartet, Book 3
    • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    When Belize is invaded by a powerful neighbour, it's Britain that must spring to the defence of this old outpost of empire. But intervening in distant Central America will test the limits of the former colonial power. And in the end the outcome will turn on the skill, boldness and heart-bursting bravery of a handful of British forces already in country....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping fictional war story

    • By Simon P on 18-04-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Jungle Soldier

    • The True Story of Freddy Spencer Chapman
    • By: Brian Moynahan
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Brought up in a vicarage, Freddy Spencer Chapman acquired a love of nature and became 'fascinated by danger' during childhood. Thirty years later, as an SOE-trained guerilla soldier, the orphan boy would prove to be one of the British army's deadliest agents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Real Jungle Soldier

    • By K. Weston on 11-11-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Head On

    • By: Sir Ian Botham
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Voted the greatest English cricketer of the 20th century by the fans, Sir Ian Botham is the English game’s one true living legend, and his story, both on and off the pitch, reads like a Boy’s Own rollercoaster ride. Born with a natural genius for the game, Botham began breaking records with bat and ball from a young age and soon became the man English cricket expected most from. After a troubled period as captain, Botham rose once again to become a national hero with his display in the Miracle Ashes of 1981.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Botham! Honest and no fence sitting!

    • By R. Kitzinger on 08-04-13

    Regular price: £24.00

    • The Anatomy of Ghosts

    • By: Andrew Taylor
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    1786, Jerusalem College, Cambridge. The ghost of Sylvia Whichcote is rumoured to be haunting Jerusalem, since disturbed fellow-commoner, Frank Oldershaw, claims to have seen the dead woman prowling the grounds. Desperate to salvage her son’s reputation, Lady Anne Oldershaw employs John Holdsworth, author of The Anatomy of Ghosts a stinging account of why ghosts are mere delusion to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, brilliantly read.

    • By V. Hannides on 25-09-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Beyond Recall

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Estranged from his family for most of his adult life, Chris Napier is persuaded to return home for his niece's wedding. At the reception, he is shocked to recognise a dishevelled intruder as his childhood friend Nicky Lanyon, whose presence is a chilling reminder of a murder and subsequent trial that Chris has tried hard to forget. When Nicky hangs himself, Chris is compelled to revisit the tragic events of 34 years ago and the apparent justice that was served.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 24 Hours in Ancient Rome

    • By: Philip Matyszak
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Walk a day in a Roman's sandals. What was it like to live in one of the ancient world's most powerful and bustling cities - one that was eight times more densely populated than modern-day New York? In this entertaining and enlightening guide, best-selling historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to the people who lived and worked there. In each hour of the day, we meet a new character - from emperor to slave girl, gladiator to astrologer, medicine woman to water-clock maker - and discover the fascinating details of their daily lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic insight into Roman life

    • By harrietp on 16-11-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Beatles: The Authorised Biography

    • By: Hunter Davies
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    There's only one book that ever truly got inside the Beatles, and this is it. During 1967 and 1968, Hunter Davies spent 18 months with the Beatles at the peak of their powers as they defined a generation and rewrote popular music. As their only-ever authorised biographer, he had unparalleled access - not just to John, Paul, George, and Ringo, but to friends, family, and colleagues. He collected a wealth of intimate and revealing material that makes this the classic Beatles book - the one all other biographers look to.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprised

    • By Mr. David Walker on 10-08-13

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Blood & Beauty

    • By: Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Rodrigo Borgia picks up his papal skirts and walks out on to the public balcony.Sixty-one years old. How many years does he have in front of him? By his age, four of the five popes he had served were already rotting in their tombs. Sixty-one. Three sons, a ripening daughter and a sublime young mistress, ready to drop more fruit.Borgia blood. Thick with ambition and determination. How long does he need? Give him another ten - no, fifteen - summers and he will have the bull crest emblazoned over half of Italy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Patricia White on 22-07-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Ghost Walk

    • By: Matt Haig
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Oscar is having the worst holiday ever. So when his dad suggests the family go on a haunted tour of York, he jumps at the chance of doing something that doesn't involve trailing round gift shops. But the ghost walk turns out to have a haunting twist.... A terrifying ghost story that will chill your blood, from acclaimed author Matt Haig.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely little tale.

    • By Mrs Amy Garnett on 02-07-15

    Regular price: £2.49

    • All Fall Down

    • By: Tom Bale
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 420
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 391
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 390

    It should have been an idyllic day for the Turner family - until a dying man, beaten beyond all recognition, arrives at their home, uttering the words 'help me'. Rob and Wendy Turner and their children try to explain away the horrific scene as being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but in the days that follow, their lives are threatened in ways they could never imagine. The family is unaware that they are being watched by someone with their own terrifying agenda, who will stop at nothing to fulfil their own twisted desires.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Phew - What a twisty turny thing!

    • By Kaggy on 09-03-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Plots Against Hitler

    • By: Danny Orbach
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    In 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. A year later, all parties but the Nazis had been outlawed, freedom of the press was but a memory, and Hitler's dominance seemed complete. Yet over the next few years, an unlikely clutch of conspirators emerged - soldiers, schoolteachers, politicians, diplomats, theologians, even a carpenter - who would try repeatedly to end the Fuhrer's genocidal reign. This dramatic and deeply researched book tells the full story of those noble, ingenious, and doomed efforts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Comprehensive and Detailed

    • By Mr. T. Hussain on 16-04-17

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Round the Bend

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    When Tom Cutter hires Constantine Shaklin as an engineer in his air-freight business, he little realises the extraordinary gifts of his new recruit. Shaklin possesses a religious power which inspires everyone he meets to a new faith and hope for humanity. As Cutter’s business grows across Asia, so does Shaklin’s fame, until he is widely regarded as a unifying deity. Though he struggles to believe Shaklin is indeed divine, Cutter too finds solace in his friend’s teachings, and commits to passing on his message.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Feels Good

    • By Patrick on 05-03-11

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Dark Room

    • By: Rachel Seiffert
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    The Dark Room tells the stories of three ordinary Germans: Helmut, a young photographer in Berlin in the 1930s who uses his craft to express his patriotic fervour; Lore, a 12-year-old girl who in 1945 guides her young siblings across a devastated Germany after her Nazi parents are seized by the Allies; and, 50 years later, Micha, a young teacher obsessed with what his loving grandfather did in the war, struggling to deal with the past of his family and his country.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Absorbing and strangely enjoyable

    • By Lindsey on 14-01-14

    Regular price: £14.99

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