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    • 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 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283

    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

    • Angel Seven

    • By: Mike Lunnon-Wood
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A group of scientists fed up with the post-Hiroshima world set themselves up with the resources to produce a phenomenally fast stealth plane which can intercept missiles - and hope to use it to bring about world peace. Recruited as a test pilot, can the hero stop a world from sliding into chaos? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Never in my life before has a story grout me to tears

    • By Q on 10-10-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • 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 721
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 534
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 534

    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

    • The Beatles: The Authorised Biography

    • By: Hunter Davies
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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

    • The Whisperers

    • Private Life in Stalin's Russia
    • By: Orlando Figes
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 29 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Drawing on a huge range of sources - letters, memoirs, conversations - Orlando Figes tells the story of how Russians tried to endure life under Stalin. Those who shaped the political system became, very frequently, its victims. Those who were its victims were frequently quite blameless. The Whisperers recreates the sort of maze in which Russians found themselves, where an unwitting wrong turn could either destroy a family or, perversely, later save it: a society in which everyone spoke in whispers - whether to protect themselves, their families, neighbours or friends - or to inform on them.

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Borrowed Time

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 56

    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
    • Excellent As Always

    • By Belinda Spiteri on 04-10-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 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 105
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 96

    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

    • Fear

    • By: Dirk Kurbjuweit
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    You'd die for your family. But would you kill for them? Family is everything. So what if yours was being terrorised by a neighbour - a man who doesn't listen to reason, whose actions become more erratic and sinister with each passing day? And those you thought would help - the police, your lawyer - can't help you. You become afraid to leave your family at home alone. But there's nothing more you can do to protect them. Is there?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • the opposite of gripping

    • By The Reluctant Hermit on 14-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Brief History of the Knights Templar

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Helen Nicholson
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Much has been written about the Knights Templar in recent years. A leading specialist in the history of this legendary medieval order now writes a full account of the Knights of the Order of the Temple of Solomon, to give them their full title, bringing the latest findings to a general audience. Putting many of the myths finally to rest, Nicholson recounts a new history of these storm troopers of the papacy, founded during the crusades but who got so rich and influential

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Okay, an insight, seemed a bit disjointed

    • By David on 16-07-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Round the Bend

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • Take No Farewell

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129

    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

    • Blood & Beauty

    • By: Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • Immortal

    • By: Duncan Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    George Best is considered the greatest footballer of our time. No other imposed himself so completely on to the romantic imagination. No other was so emblematic of the era during which he flourished. And no other will ever be as memorable as George Best. On the field Best's skills were sublime and almost other-worldly. Off it, he had a magnetic appeal. He was treated like a pop icon and a pin-up; a fashion-model and a sex-symbol. Every man envied him and every woman adored him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Would recommend to any football fan.

    • By kmcca5 on 21-10-13

    Regular price: £23.99

    • 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 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 95

    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

    • Mr Briggs' Hat

    • A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder
    • By: Kate Colquhoun
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a First Class carriage on the 9.45pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks entered the carriage and discovered blood in the seat cushions; also on the floor, windows and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting and Educational

    • By Robert on 04-01-12

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Clydach Murders

    • A Miscarriage of Justice
    • By: John Morris
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    John Morris' new book is an investigation into the Clydach murders in South Wales in 1999 in which Mandy Power, her mother and her two daughters were battered to death. Dai Morris was tried twice for these cruel murders and finally convicted in 2006. Yet John Morris, a legal specialist, is certain that Dai Morris is innocent. No fingerprint evidence or DNA connected Morris to the crime; his conviction was based on the lack of a solid alibi, the presence of his gold chain in Power's house and the lies he initially told the police in explanation. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Overstates Its Case

    • By Seanxxp on 05-09-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Borgias

    • By: Christopher Hibbert
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. Notorious for seizing power, wealth, land and titles through bribery, marriage and murder, the dynasty’s dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to its occupation of the highest position in Renaissance society forms a gripping tale. Erudite, witty and always insightful, Hibbert removes the layers of myth around the Borgia family and creates a portrait alive with a superb sense of character and place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read. Great narration.

    • By Gale on 17-05-12

    Regular price: £18.49

    • 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 125
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 114

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen but has some issues!

    • By Iain Brydon on 06-10-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Beyond Recall

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • 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 244
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 228
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    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

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