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    • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    With an introduction by Will Self. A classic work of psychology, this international best seller provides a groundbreaking insight into the human mind. If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self - himself - he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it. In this extraordinary book, Dr. Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • HMS Ulysses

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century's greatest writers of action and suspense - an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II. The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses takes its place alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea as one of the classic novels of the navy at war. It is the compelling story of Convoy FR77 to Murmansk - a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally!!!! An unabridged version of this classic!

    • By Steve on 06-04-17

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Perdido Street Station: New Crobuzon, Book 1

    • By: China Mieville
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 31 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 408
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 299

    Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants and the strange effluents of alchemy, and the ghettos contain a vast mix of workers, artists, spies, junkies, and whores. In New Crobuzon, the unsavory deal is stranger to none—not even to Isaac, a brilliant scientist with a penchant for Crisis Theory.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Slough of pugnaciously ineluctable ululation

    • By Martin on 21-05-13

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Fred and Rose

    • The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors
    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    The true crime bestseller about Fred and Rose West a couple virtually unique in British criminal history - who loved and killed together as husband and wife. During their long relationship the Wests murdered a series of young women, burying the remains of nine victims under their home at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, including those of their teenage daughter, Heather.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping, Respectful, Candid

    • By Suzy on 21-06-15
    • The Full Story of Fred and Rose West and the Gloucester House of Horrors
    • By: Howard Sounes
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 14-11-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 264 ratings

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Guns of Navarone

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 46

    Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could be saved if only the guns could be silenced. The guns of Navarone, vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate. Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice to see, painful to listen ?

    • By Mark on 17-03-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Eye of the Storm

    • Sean Dillon Series, Book 1
    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    Sean Dillon is a hired killer. The IRA, the PLO, ETA - he's worked for them all. Now, with the Gulf War raging, the Iraqis need his services for an apocalyptic strike at the heart of the West. If it succeeds, it will shake the world to its foundations. Leaders will be wiped out, terror will spread: a devastating blow against democracy. Dillon has 10 Downing Street in his sights, but British intelligence are on his trail. They have hired a killer to stalk a killer - a mortal enemy who is hell-bent on revenge.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dillon Doesn't Inspire

    • By Simon on 13-08-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Where Eagles Dare

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-day plans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great story, not dealt justice

    • By Mark on 07-09-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Thunder Point

    • Sean Dillon Series, Book 2
    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    They gave Sean Dillon a choice: life in prison or a suicide mission. In the inky depths beneath Thunder Point, a diver discovers a priceless treasure: a German U-boat sunk in American waters three weeks after the end of the Second World War. Inside is final proof that Martin Bormann escaped Hitler's bunker and that he took with him the most explosive secrets of the Reich.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very worthwhile Reading

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-11-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Long Summer Day

    • By: R F Delderfield
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 27 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Paul Craddock is still young when he is invalided out of the army after the Boer War and he discovers the neglected estate of Shallowford in a secluded corner of Devon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful, absorbing listen

    • By Rosalind on 17-04-12

    Regular price: £48.39

    • An Anthropologist on Mars

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    As with his previous best seller, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, in An Anthropologist on Mars Oliver Sacks uses case studies to illustrate the myriad ways in which neurological conditions can affect our sense of self, our experience of the world and how we relate to those around us. Writing with his trademark blend of scientific rigour and human compassion, he describes patients such as the colour-blind painter or the surgeon with compulsive tics that disappear in the operating theatre - patients for whom disorientation and alienation but also adaptation are inescapable facts of life.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • When Eight Bells Toll

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all-time classic. Millions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. Investigations by the British Secret Service, and a sixth sense, have bought Philip Calvert to a bleak, lonely bay in the Western Highlands. But the sleepy atmosphere of Torbay is deceptive. The place is the focal point of many mysterious disappearances. Even the unimaginative Highland Police Sergeant seems to be acting a part. But why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this book.

    • By Rodge on 18-09-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • On Dangerous Ground

    • Sean Dillon Series, Book 3
    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    The year is 1944. Just outside Delhi, a British Dakota crashes, taking lives and destroying a clandestine treaty signed by Lord Mountbatten and the Communist leader, Mao Tse-tung. A historic agreement, one set to change the course of history. Over 30 years later, a deathbed confession from a Mafia kingpin reveals the answers to untouched secrets about the treaty and just how much the British and Chinese governments would pay for its destruction. It's not long before Sean Dillon enters the fray.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awful accents

    • By Miss on 14-03-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Ice Station Zebra

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of weather station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds - that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage and that one of the survivors is a killer....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Movie, but still good

    • By Mark on 05-10-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Awakenings

    • By: Oliver Sacks
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays and various TV documentaries, Awakenings by Oliver Sacks is the extraordinary account of a group of 20 patients. Rendered catatonic by the sleeping-sickness epidemic that swept the world just after the First World War, all 20 had spent 40 years in hospital - motionless and speechless; aware of the world around them but exhibiting no interest in it - until Dr Sacks administered the then-new drug L-DOPA, which caused them, temporarily, to awake from their decades-long slumber.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Drink with the Devil

    • Sean Dillon Series, Book 5
    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 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

    A fortune in stolen British gold, brutally hijacked by Irish Protestant paramilitaries in the 1980s, lies shipwrecked at the bottom of the Irish Sea. Now the Irish Rose and her precious cargo have been found. The race is on to recover the bullion. Irish militant Michael Ryan wants to finance war in his homeland - and a sinister pact with the New York Mafia will make his dreams a savage reality. To stop him the British and American authorities must call in the best: Sean Dillon, once the most feared IRA enforcer, now working for British Intelligence.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • A Talent for Murder

    • By: Andrew Wilson
    • Narrated by: Joan Walker, Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Agatha Christie, in London to visit her agent, boards a train preoccupied with the knowledge that her husband Archie is having an affair. She feels a touch on her back, loses her balance but is pulled to safety from the rush of the incoming train. So begins a sequence of terrifying events. Her rescuer is no guardian angel but a blackmailer, and Agatha must use every ounce of her cleverness to thwart an adversary determined to exploit her genius for murder to kill on his behalf.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sound engineer did a bad job.

    • By the owl service. on 13-10-17

    Regular price: £32.29

    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Ronald Pickup, Sean Barrett, David Timson, and others
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Upon inheriting the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, Rachel Verinder's delight turns to dismay when the gem suddenly disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, intriguing, poignant

    • By Steve Brown on 11-08-16

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Judas Gate

    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Treachery has a price, in the mesmerizing new Sean Dillon thriller from the Sunday Times-bestselling author. Helmand Province, Afghanistan: a lone convoy edges its way towards a deserted mountain village, led by US Army Rangers in Mastiff APVs. Stopping to search the area, the Rangers are hit by a massive roadside bomb, and as half the patrol lie dead or injured, the rest are ambushed with military precision.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Urgh - accents

    • By mcconnachie on 24-10-10

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Midnight Bell

    • Sean Dillon, Book 22
    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    In Ulster, Northern Ireland, a petty criminal kills a woman in a drunken car crash. Her sons swear revenge. In London, Sean Dillon and his colleagues in the 'Prime Minister's private army', fresh from defeating a deadly al-Qaeda operation, receive a warning: 'You may think you have weakened us, but you have only made us stronger'. In Washington, DC, a special projects director with the CIA, frustrated at not getting permission from the president for his daring antiterrorism plan, decides to put it in motion anyway. Soon the ripples from these events meet and overlap.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Midnight Bell

    • By councillor on 26-09-17

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Night Without End

    • By: Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all-time classic. An airliner crashes in the polar ice cap. In temperatures 40 degrees below zero, six men and four women survive. But for the members of a remote scientific research station who rescue them, there are some sinister questions to answer – the first one being, who shot the pilot before the crash?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ice cold thriller

    • By MR J R POWELL on 21-11-17

    Regular price: £12.99

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