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    • The Silk Roads

    • A New History of the World
    • By: Peter Frankopan
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,447
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,223
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,206

    The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History that is as entertaining as it is educating

    • By Natalia on 03-12-15

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The Secret World

    • By: Christopher Andrew
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 36 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    The history of espionage is far older than any of today's intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. The codebreakers at Bletchley Park, the most successful World War II intelligence agency, were completely unaware that their predecessors in earlier moments of national crisis had broken the codes of Napoleon during the Napoleonic wars and those of Spain before the Spanish Armada.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling

    • By Sydney on 28-07-18

    Regular price: £29.99

    • A Ladder to the Sky

    • By: John Boyne
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant, Laurence Kennedy, Richard Cordery, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    If you look hard enough, you can find stories pretty much anywhere. They don’t even have to be your own. Or so would-be writer Maurice Swift decides very early on in his career. A chance encounter in a Berlin hotel with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann gives him an opportunity to ingratiate himself with someone more powerful than him. For Erich is lonely, and he has a story to tell. Whether or not he should do so is another matter entirely. Once Maurice has made his name, he sets off in pursuit of other people’s stories. He doesn’t care where he finds them - or to whom they belong - as long as they help him rise to the top.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning start which descends onto silliness

    • By the typist on 25-08-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Story of Britain

    • From the Romans to the Present
    • By: Roy Strong
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    When The Story of Britain was originally published to great acclaim in 1996, Andrew Roberts declared it 'classic popular history' and Antonia Fraser said 'History at its best'. Roy Strong's mission was to produce an accessible one-volume history which would clearly depict Britain's origins and explain how the past shaped our current identity. He begins the story of Britain from the very earliest recorded Celtic times and has now brought it right up to date via the Blair years and into the present day of Brexit Britain. It is a remarkable achievement, and with his passion, enthusiasm and wide-ranging knowledge, he is the ideal narrator. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy to listen to, lots of interesting content

    • By Louise Fallon on 16-08-18

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Heresy

    • By: S. J. Parris
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 546
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 491
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 490

    Oxford, 1583. Giordano Bruno, a radical thinker fleeing the Inquisition, is sent undercover to Oxford to expose a Catholic conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth. But he has his own secret mission at the University, which must remain hidden at all costs. When a series of hideous murders are committed, Bruno is compelled to investigate. What he finds makes it brutally clear that the Tudor throne itself is at stake....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good enjoyable lightweight read

    • By S Price Sinclair on 08-02-15

    Regular price: £17.38

    • Treachery

    • By: S. J. Parris
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    Summer, 1585: Sir Francis Drake prepares to embark on an expedition by royal commission to cross the Atlantic and seize major Spanish ports, diverting King Philip of Spain’s treasure to Queen Elizabeth. When a ship captain is brutally murdered, and Drake’s life threatened, it becomes clear that someone plans to destroy the expedition before it begins. Giordano Bruno and Sir Philip Sidney hunt for the killer, but are they being lured into a trap?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The saga moves on...

    • By Alan R on 01-01-15

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Prophecy

    • By: S. J. Parris
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    The follow-up to the best-selling Heresy sees the return of Giordano Bruno, religious exile and renegade monk…Autumn, 1583. As an astrological phenomenon heralds the dawn of a new age and Mary Stuart’s supporters scheme to usurp Elizabeth, a young maid is murdered, occult symbols carved into her flesh. Giordano Bruno is called on to use his cunning to infiltrate the plotters and find evidence against them. In fear for his life, Bruno discovers that the young woman’s murder could point to an even more sinister truth…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Getting better as a series

    • By Ron on 19-11-15

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Sacrilege

    • By: S. J. Parris
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291

    Fear haunts the streets of London after the assassination of a protestant Prince, and the recurrence of the plague. Giordano Bruno suspects someone is following him, but on confronting his stalker, he realizes it is the woman he once loved – she is on the run, accused of murder. Bruno travels to Canterbury to help clear her name, instructed by Sir Francis Walsingham to also search for the assassin in the shadow of England’s holiest shrine…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Canterbury Elizabethan Morse

    • By Farniboy on 27-04-15

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Reverse Your Diabetes

    • The Step-by-Step Plan to Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes
    • By: Dr David Cavan
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Reverse Your Diabetes provides all the information and support you need to take control of type 2 diabetes and potentially reverse it. Based on the latest research and proven results, this clear and effective programme outlines the key steps you need to take to turn around your health: watch what you eat, get more active, monitor your progress and commit to change.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need To Know

    • By: Ben Dupre
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In a series of accessible and engaging short lectures delivered in the deep chocolate tones of reader Laurence Kennedy, 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know introduces and explains the problems of knowledge, consciousness, identity, ethics, belief, justice and aesthetics that have engaged the attention of thinkers from the era of the ancient Greeks to the present day.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • didn't deliver

    • By Trevor on 05-11-10

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The Collaborator

    • By: Gerald Seymour
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Deadlier than the Mafia, the Camorra never forget, and never forgive. She is an Italian accountancy student in London, and her boyfriend Eddie teaches at a language school. But the prime reason Immacolata Borelli came to Britain was to look after her gangster brother, wanted for multiple murders back home in Naples. For the Borelli clan are major players in the Camorra, a crime network more close-knit and ruthless than the Sicilian Mafia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stick it out, it's worth it

    • By James on 03-03-11

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Marsh Arabs

    • By: Wilfred Thesiger
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    For a period of seven years, Wilfred Thesiger canoed through the marshes at the confluence of Iraq's Tigris and Euphrates rivers, living among the native Madan tribes and their islands made of reeds. Now extinct, their ancient way of life is speculated to have existed for 5,000 years, going back to the days of ancient Sumer, and possessed a unique culture found nowhere else in the Middle East. Thesiger documents the tribes' conflicts, traditions, cuisine, relationships, justice systems, and art, and reveals how they built their unique water-borne society 

    Regular price: £30.79

    • A Better Quality of Murder

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy, Maggie Mash
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    London, 1867. As Inspector Ben Ross of Scotland Yard walks homeward one Saturday night, the fog that swirls around him is like a living beast. After it has lifted a woman lies murdered in Green Park. Allegra Benedict was the beautiful Italian wife of an art dealer. As Ben begins his investigation, his wife Lizzie looks into Allegra's private life and uncovers more than one reason why someone might want her dead...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Reasonable story ruined by one of the readers

    • By DartmoorDiva on 18-07-15

    Regular price: £17.39

    • A House in St John's Wood: In Search of My Parents

    • By: Matthew Spender
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An intimate portrait of Stephen Spender's extraordinary life written by Matthew Spender, shifting between memoir and biography, with new insights drawn from personal recollections and his father's copious unpublished archives. Stephen Spender's life was a vivid prism on the 20th century. Having met Auden and Isherwood at Oxford, he joined the early vocal critics of Hitler and participated in the Spanish Civil War.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Socratic Dialogues Middle Period, Volume 2

    • Phaedrus, Cratylus, Parmenides
    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, Laurence Kennedy, full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The remarkable range of Plato's Dialogues is vividly demonstrated by these three works. It opens with Phaedrus, a highly personal discussion between Socrates (David Rintoul) and the young, love-struck Phaedrus (Gunnar Cauthery). They go for a walk outside the walls of Athens and, under a plane tree by the banks of the Ilissus, talk about love - erotic and 'Platonic' love. Socrates endeavours to steer Phaedrus away from infatuation and show him that real love is based on concern for the beloved.

    Regular price: £17.79

    • Arabian Sands

    • By: Wilfred Thesiger
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Arabian Sands is Wilfred Thesiger’s stunning account of five years spent crossing the Arabian Peninsula by foot and on camels, with nomadic Bedouin tribesmen as guides. Travelling between 1945 and 1950, the British explorer treks through Yemen, the Empty Quarter, Oman, and parts of the then Trucial States, crossing and re-crossing around 250,000 miles of this most inhospitable terrain. He was the first European ever to set eyes on the dunes and wadis of these deserts.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No map in PDF file

    • By Chrissie on 15-07-18

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Count Belisarius

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The sixth-century Roman Empire is a dangerous place, threatened on all frontiers by invaders. But soon the attacking armies of Vandals, Goths, and Persians grow to fear and respect the name of one man, Belisarius: horseman, archer, swordsman, and military commander of genius. As Belisarius triumphs in battles from the East to North Africa, his success causes him to become regarded with increasing jealousy and suspicion. In his palace in Constantinople, the Emperor Justinian, dominated by his wife Theodora, plots the great general’s downfall.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Hero Maligned (in so many ways)

    • By Tally Pendragon on 17-07-15

    Regular price: £22.99

    • A Particular Eye for Villainy

    • By: Ann Granger
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy, Maggie Mash
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    When Mr Thomas Tapley, a respectable but down-at-heel gentleman, is found bludgeoned to death in his sitting room, his neighbour Inspector Benjamin Ross of Scotland Yard rushes to the scene. Little is known about the elusive man until his cousin, Mr Jonathan Tapley, QC, comes forward and exposes the truth of Thomas’s tragic past. As the list of suspects begins to mount, Ben can't help wondering how much of the truth is really being revealed....

    Regular price: £17.39

    • The Bone Thief

    • By: V. M. Whitworth
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Athelfled, wife to the aging and sickly Lord of Mercia, is only too aware of the threat her brother, King Edward of Wessex, poses to her husband’s kingdom. The preservation of Mercia is in her hands. In an attempt to unite the kingdom behind her, she seizes on the prospect of rediscovering St. Oswald’s bones, rumoured to be buried in the hostile north, around Lincoln.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Some pronunciation problems but very good otherwis

    • By Anonymous User on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Beyond the Black Stump

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    If somewhere is said to be 'beyond the black stump', it is in the deepest darkest wilds of the Australian outback. This is the sun-baked setting for Nevil Shute's novel of a romance that is tested by the differences between two young people's home lives. Stanton Laird is sent from his small town in America to work in a remote outpost in Western Australia.

    Regular price: £14.99

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