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    • War of the Wolf

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371

    Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home, but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn’t have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country, invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audible got this very wrong

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-10-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • SAS Italian Job

    • By: Damien Lewis
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    In the hard-fought winter of 1944, the Allies advanced northwards through Italy but stalled on the fearsome mountainous defences of the Gothic Line. Two men were parachuted in, in an effort to break the deadlock. Their mission: to penetrate deep into enemy territory and lay waste to the Germans' impregnable headquarters. At the 11th hour, mission commanders radioed for David 'The Mad Piper' Kilpatrick to be flown in, resplendent in his tartan kilt. They wanted this fearless war hero to lead the assault, piping 'Highland Laddie' as he went - so leaving an indelible British signature to deter Nazi reprisals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A hero betrayed

    • By F Ravenscroft on 22-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Pagan Lord

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 7
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 665
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614

    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story new, narrator again

    • By shelley on 23-06-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Empty Throne

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625

    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but nothing new

    • By Dr Zube on 09-01-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Flame Bearer

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 10
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 950
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 874
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 867

    The brand-new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major TV show The Last Kingdom is based on the first two novels in the series. From the day it was stolen from me, I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island; it was massive, it could be approached only on land by a single narrow track - and it was mine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another brilliant story

    • By Judy on 02-01-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Dark Fragments

    • By: Rob Sinclair
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Outwardly, Ben Stephens appears to be a normal, hardworking family man. In reality his life has been in turmoil since the murder of his wife, Alice, seven years ago. The killer was never caught. Now remarried - to the woman he was having an affair with while still married to Alice - Ben's life is once again spiraling out of control, and he's become heavily indebted to an unscrupulous criminal who is baying for Ben's blood.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, brilliant narrator

    • By Timi on 08-12-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Warriors of the Storm

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 9
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 792
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741

    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number-one best-selling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major autumn 2015 TV show The Last Kingdom is based on the first two books in the series. A fragile peace is about to be broken.... King Alfred's son, Edward, and formidable daughter, Æthelflaed, rule Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • average story.

    • By David O Connor on 04-04-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Honoured Enemy

    • Legends of the Riftwar, Book 1
    • By: Raymond E. Feist, William Forstchen
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    The first of a major Feist acquisition, returning to his best-loved series. Freedom at any price? Hartraft's Marauders, a crack band of kingdom raiders, are a special unit designed to infiltrate and fight behind enemy lines. They are currently heading for a frontier garrison after a disastrous encounter with the Tsurani. Meanwhile, a Tsurani patrol is sent to support an assault on the same garrison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By r on 25-04-15

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Jimmy and the Crawler

    • Riftwar Legacy, Book 4
    • By: Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    The Crawler: a name whispered in fear... In the crime-ridden back alleys of Krondor, a rival gang has sprung up to threaten the Upright Man's Mockers. Does the Crawler control the rival gang? Where does his power come from? And does it threaten the peace of the Kingdom? James, personal squire to Prince Arutha of Krondor, but in the underworld known as the thief and trickster Jimmy the Hand, must travel to Kesh in disguise.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • classic fiest

    • By david longstaff on 27-07-17

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Greek Myths

    • By: Robert Graves
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Including many of the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - Robert Graves's superb and comprehensive retelling of the Greek myths for a modern audience has been regarded for over fifty years as the definitive version. With a novelist's skill and a poet's eye, Graves draws on the entire canon of ancient literature, bringing together all the elements of every myth into one epic and unforgettable story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Where are the notes ?<br />

    • By darkbluepoppy on 09-04-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Reservoir 13

    • By: Jon McGregor
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 293

    Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Highly tedious

    • By David on 02-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Murder in Lamut

    • Legends of the Riftwar, Book 2
    • By: Raymond E. Feist, Joel Rosenberg
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    The second novel of a major Feist acquisition, returning to his best-loved series. Written with Joel Rosenberg. The second Riftwar collaboration, Murder in LaMut, written by masters of fantasy Raymond E. Feist and Joel Rosenburg. The heavy action was supposedly at Crydee these days, which meant that the one place they could be sure the three of them were not going was Crydee.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Can’t believe this is a Feist book

    • By Tommy on 23-10-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Dark Net

    • By: Jamie Bartlett
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 143

    The Dark Net is not a separate realm but one that stretches from popular social media sites to the most secretive corners of the deep web. It is a world that is rarely out of the news but one that is little understood - and almost never explored. In The Dark Net, Jamie Bartlett presents a revelatory portrait of the internet's strangest subcultures: of trolls, drug dealers, hackers and political extremists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book but its missing Chapter 7

    • By G. Cheesman on 30-04-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Gone-Away World

    • By: Nick Harkaway
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    The Jorgmund Pipe is the backbone of the world, and it's on fire. Gonzo Lubitsch, professional hero and troubleshooter, is hired to put it out - but there's more to the fire than meets the eye. A story of love and loss; of ninjas and pirates; and of a friendship stretched beyond its limits. But it is also the story of a world, not unlike our own, in desperate need of heroes - however unlikely they may seem.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Weird

    • By Alathia on 14-02-15

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Exorcising Hitler

    • The Occupation and Denazification of Germany
    • By: Frederick Taylor
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    In Exorcising Hitler, Frederick Taylor tells the story of Germany's year zero and what came after. Despite almost total destruction, a combination of conservatism, enterprise and pragmatism in relation to former Nazis enabled the economic miracle of the 1950s. And we see how it was only when the '60s generation (the children of the Nazi era) began to question their parents with increasing violence that Germany began to awake from its sleep cure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A forgotten period

    • By Ian1956 on 17-02-12

    Regular price: £22.99

    • So Many Ways to Begin

    • By: Jon McGregor
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. David Carter cannot help but wish for more: that his wife, Eleanor, would be the sparkling girl he once found so irresistible; that his job as a museum curator could live up to the promise it once held; that his daughter's arrival could have brought him closer to Eleanor. But a few careless words spoken by his mother's friend have left David restless with the knowledge that his whole life has been constructed around a lie.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rather tedious

    • By DartmoorDiva on 01-07-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

    • By: Jon McGregor
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates, Melody Grove
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    On a street in a town in the North of England, ordinary people are going through the motions of their everyday existence - street cricket, barbecues, painting windows.... A young man is in love with a neighbour who does not even know his name. An old couple make their way up to the nearby bus stop. But then a terrible event shatters the quiet of the early summer evening. That this remarkable and horrific event is only poignant to those who saw it means that those who witness it will be altered forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marvellous book

    • By IRJ on 26-12-17

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Can't Stand Up for Falling Down

    • Rock 'n' Roll War Stories
    • By: Allan Jones
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Allan Jones launched Uncut magazine in 1997 and for 15 years wrote a popular monthly column called Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before, based on his experiences as a music journalist in the 70s and 80s. By turns hilarious, cautionary, poignant and powerful, the Stop Me...stories collected here include encounters with some of rock's most iconic stars, including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Smiths, R.E.M. and Pearl Jam.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, touching and informative

    • By Jim on 09-09-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Jimmy the Hand

    • Legends of the Riftwar, Book 3
    • By: Raymond E. Feist, Steve Stirling
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    The third and last novel of Feist's successful collaborative series. From the endlessly inventive mind of one of fantasy's all-time greats comes a spellbinding new adventure of high magic, treachery, and bloody war. This time in conjunction with master of alternative history, Steve Stirling, Feist returns to tell the full tale of one of his fans' favourite, most colourful Riftwar characters, pickpocket, mountebank, and confidence trickster Jimmy the Hand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Peter Joyce is better than Matt Bates...

    • By Mark Taylor on 04-06-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • War of the Wolf

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    While Uhtred might have regained his family’s fortress, it seems a peaceful life is not to be - as he is under threat from both an old enemy and a new foe. The old enemy comes from Wessex, where a dynastic struggle will determine who will be the next king. And the new foe is Sköll, a Norseman, whose ambition is to be king of Northumbria and who leads a frightening army of wolf-warriors, men who fight half-crazed in the belief they are indeed wolves. Uhtred, believing he is cursed, must fend off one enemy while he tries to destroy the other. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uhtred still not in Valhalla

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-18

    Regular price: £31.39

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