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    • The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
    • By: Steve Coll
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, best-selling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Filled with facts and beautifully written

    • By Saad on 08-05-18

    Regular price: £42.69

    • The Republic (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: Plato
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In search of an ideal civilization, Socrates leads Glaucon, Polemarchus, Thrasymachus, and others in debates about various subjects, including justice, truth, class, and art. For without righteousness, tyranny and injustice give rise to oligarchy. The influential dialogues of The Republic helped shape all of Western literature and philosophical thought. It is as much a doctrine of ethics and politics now as it was for the ancient Greeks, and its dilemma remains: how to create a perfect society populated by very imperfect human beings.

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Bonhoeffer

    • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
    • By: Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer and was hanged in Flossenbürg concentration camp at age thirty-nine. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the twentieth century.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring humbling history, from the other side!

    • By Anne on 07-03-12
    • Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich
    • By: Eric Metaxas
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 22 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 11-08-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 111 ratings

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Canterbury Tales [Blackstone]

    • By: Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Jay Carnes, Ray Porter, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
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      4 out of 5 stars 69
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      4 out of 5 stars 73

    In this edition, we hear, translated into modern English, 20-some tales, told in the voices of knight and merchant, wife and miller, squire and nun, and many more. Some are bawdy, some spiritual, some romantic, some mysterious, some chivalrous. Between the stories, the travelers converse, joke, and argue, revealing much about their individual outlooks upon life as well as what life was like in late 14th-century England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Olde English classic

    • By Zoe on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Twilight Eyes

    • By: Dean Koontz
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    They're out there...waiting...watching. Unseen by normal eyes, but all too visible to Slim MacKenzie, a young man blessed - or cursed - by Twilight Eyes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great thriller,

    • By Derek on 30-04-09

    Regular price: £30.89

    • Reamde

    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 38 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 930
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 726
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      4 out of 5 stars 730

    Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This virus really infected me!

    • By Samuel on 08-11-11

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Neighbor

    • By: Dean Koontz
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The year is 1967. Malcolm Pomerantz is twelve, geeky and socially awkward, while his seriously bright sister, Amalia, is spirited and beautiful. Each is the other's best friend, united by a boundless interest in the world beyond their dysfunctional parents' unhappy home. But even the troubled Pomerantz household will seem to be a haven compared to the house next door, after an enigmatic and very secretive new neighbor takes up residence in the darkest hours of the night.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Short

    • By scatty on 06-01-18

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Counterlife

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Counterlife is about people enacting their dreams of renewal and escape, some of them going so far as to risk their lives to alter seemingly irreversible destinies. Wherever they may find themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly by the prospect of an alternative existence that can reverse their fate. Illuminating these lives in transition and guiding us through the book's evocative landscapes, familiar and foreign, is the mind of the novelist Nathan Zuckerman.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Patrimony

    • A True Story
    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his 86-year-old father - famous for his vigor, his charm, and his repertoire of Newark recollections - battles with the brain tumor that will kill him. The son, full of love, anxiety, and dread, accompanies his father through each fearful stage of his final ordeal, and, as he does so, discloses the survivalist tenacity that has distinguished his father's long, stubborn engagement with life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Glimpse of true family emotions

    • By a.hopewell on 17-09-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Myths to Live By

    • The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
    • By: Joseph Campbell, Johnson E. Fairchild - foreword, David Kudler - editor
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Joseph Campbell famously compared mythology to a kangaroo pouch for the human mind and spirit: “a womb with a view.” In Myths to Live By, he examines all of the ways in which myth supports and guides us, giving our lives meaning. Love and war, science and religion, East and West, inner space and outer space - Campbell shows how the myths we live by can reconcile all of these pairs of opposites and bring a sense of the whole.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Herzog

    • By: Saul Bellow
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Winner of the National Book Award when it was first published in 1964, Herzog traces five days in the life of a failed academic whose wife has recently left him for his best friend. Through the device of letter writing, Herzog movingly portrays both the internal life of its eponymous hero and the complexity of modern consciousness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two Stars!?!?!?!

    • By Simon on 05-04-11

    Regular price: £20.99

    • How Forests Think

    • Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human
    • By: Eduardo Kohn
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human - and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador's Upper Amazon, Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world's most complex ecosystems.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Pegasus

    • A Novel
    • By: Danielle Steel
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Late 1930's Germany: Best friends Alex von Hemmerle and Nicolas von Bingen, titled childhood friends with neighboring estates, are witnessing the rise of Nazism when Nick's father reveals the long-buried secret of his son's partial Jewish ancestry. Warned by highly placed friends to flee, the only treasures Nick and his sons can take are two dazzling Lipizzaner horses, gifts from Alex. These powerful and majestic creatures become their ticket to a new life waiting across the ocean...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Tina on 01-05-16

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Pegasus

    • By: Danielle Steel
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
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    Late 1930's Germany: Best friends Alex von Hemmerle and Nicolas von Bingen, titled childhood friends with neighboring estates, are witnessing the rise of Nazism when Nick's father reveals the long-buried secret of his son's partial Jewish ancestry. Warned by highly placed friends to flee, the only treasures Nick and his sons can take are two dazzling Lipizzaner horses, gifts from Alex. These powerful and majestic creatures become their ticket to a new life waiting across the ocean.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Lights on the Sea

    • By: Miquel Reina, Catherine E. Nelson - translator
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the highest point of an island, in a house clinging to the edge of a cliff, live Mary Rose and Harold Grapes, a retired couple still mourning the death of their son thirty-five years before. Weighed down by decades of grief and memories, the Grapeses have never moved past the tragedy. Then they’re uprooted by a violent storm. The disbelieving Grapeses and their home take a free-fall slide into the white-capped sea and float away. As the past that once moored them recedes and disappears, Mary Rose and Harold are delivered from decades of sorrow by the ebb and flow of the waves. Ahead of them, a light shimmers on the horizon....

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

    • By: Miles J. Unger
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    In 1900, an 18-year-old Spaniard named Pablo Picasso made his first trip to Paris. It was in this glittering capital of the international art world that, after suffering years of poverty and neglect, he emerged as the leader of a bohemian band of painters, sculptors, and poets. Fueled by opium and alcohol, inspired by raucous late-night conversations at the Lapin Agile cabaret, Picasso and his friends resolved to shake up the world.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Honest Spy

    • By: Andreas Kollender, Steve Anderson - translator
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 5

    In the tradition of Schindler's List comes a thrilling novel based on the heroic true story of Fritz Kolbe, a widowed civil servant in Adolf Hitler's foreign ministry. Recognizing that millions of lives are at stake, Kolbe uses his position to pass information to the Americans - risking himself and the people he holds most dear - and embarks on a dangerous double life as the Allies' most important spy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Story so unreal

    • By Fittpar on 11-02-18

    Regular price: £16.49

    • Onassis

    • An Extravagant Life
    • By: Frank Brady
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Aristotle Onassis was a born orator, and Jackie Kennedy would sit and listen to him spin off tales and stories - often racy - by the hour. A speaker of seven languages, he could keep a dinner party of some of the world's most sophisticated conversationalists spellbound. Even Jackie couldn't help but drop her reserve and laugh with him. America's First Lady simply never knew anyone quite as free or exotic as Aristotle Onassis, a paradoxical blend of raconteur and ruffian.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Ancient Evenings

    • A Novel
    • By: Norman Mailer
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 29 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Norman Mailer's dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel of ancient Egypt breathes life into the figures of a lost era: the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover, and victim; and the gods and mortals that surround them in intimate and telepathic communion. Mailer's reincarnated protagonist is carried through the exquisite gardens of the royal harem, along the majestic flow of the Nile, and into the terrifying clash of battle.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Kissinger

    • A Biography
    • By: Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 34 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    By the time Henry Kissinger was made secretary of state in 1973, he had become, according to a Gallup poll, the most admired person in America and one of the most unlikely celebrities ever to capture the world’s imagination. Yet Kissinger was also reviled by large segments of the American public, ranging from liberal intellectuals to conservative activists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ambition,intellect and recognition of opportunities...

    • By C I H on 18-06-18

    Regular price: £32.89

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