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    • The Highway Code

    • By: Matthew Waterson
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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    The Highway Code is an essential reading for every road user in England, Scotland and Wales. This Code applies to all road users including drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders. It is aimed at ensuring road safety. Many of the rules of the Code are legal requirements and road users that do not comply may be fined, given points on driving licence, disqualified, or in serious cases, sent to prison. This Highway Code audiobook includes the Highway Code that contains eighteen chapters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Helped Me Pass!

    • By Aaron on 21-03-17

    Regular price: £11.29

    • A Simple Favour

    • By: Darcey Bell
    • Narrated by: Andi Arndt, Xe Sands, Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 114

    When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son from school, she happily says yes. Their children are classmates and best friends. And five-year-olds love being together - just like she and Emily. As a widow and stay-at-home blogger mum living in suburban Connecticut, Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a glamorous and successful PR executive. The trouble is that Emily doesn't come back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • BRILLIANT BOOK - SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE MOVIE

    • By Patricia on 11-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • So Much Longing in So Little Space

    • The Art of Edvard Munch
    • By: Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard explores the life and work of Edvard Munch. Setting out to understand the enduring power of Munch’s painting, Knausgaard reflects on the essence of creativity, on choosing to be an artist, experiencing the world through art and its influence on his own writing. As co-curator of a major new exhibition of Munch's work in Oslo, Knausgaard visits the landscapes that inspired him, and speaks with contemporary artists, including Vanessa Baird and Anselm Kiefer. 

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Mussolini and Hitler

    • The Forging of the Fascist Alliance
    • By: Christian Goeschel
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    From 1934 until 1944, Mussolini met Hitler numerous times, and the two developed a relationship that deeply affected both countries. While Germany is generally regarded as the senior power, Christian Goeschel demonstrates just how much history has underrepresented Mussolini's influence on his German ally. Goeschel, a scholar of 20th-century Germany and Italy, revisits all of Mussolini and Hitler's key meetings and asks how these meetings constructed a powerful image of a strong Fascist-Nazi relationship that still resonates with the general public.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Gene Machine

    • The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome
    • By: Venki Ramakrishnan
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Everyone has heard of DNA. But by itself, DNA is just an inert blueprint for life. It is the ribosome - an enormous molecular machine made up of a million atoms - that makes DNA come to life, turning our genetic code into proteins and therefore into us. Gene Machine is an insider account of the race for the structure of the ribosome, a fundamental discovery that both advances our knowledge of all life and could lead to the development of better antibiotics against life-threatening diseases. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Struggles of an India Born Scientist

    • By Venkateshwaralu Srikarunyan on 06-12-18

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Kiev 1941

    • Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East
    • By: David Stahel
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    In just four weeks in the summer of 1941 the German Wehrmacht wrought unprecedented destruction on four Soviet armies, conquering central Ukraine and killing or capturing three quarters of a million men. This was the Battle of Kiev - one of the largest and most decisive battles of World War II and, for Hitler and Stalin, a battle of crucial importance. For the first time, David Stahel charts the battle's dramatic course and aftermath.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Destination Casablanca

    • Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II
    • By: Meredith Hindley
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In November 1942, as a part of Operation Torch, 33,000 American soldiers sailed undetected across the Atlantic and stormed the beaches of French Morocco. Seventy-four hours later, the Americans controlled the country and one of the most valuable wartime ports: Casablanca. In the years preceding, Casablanca had evolved from an exotic travel destination to a key military target after France's surrender to Germany. Jewish refugees from Europe poured in, hoping to obtain visas and passage to the United States and beyond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spell-binding.

    • By The i-MC on 11-11-18

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Lie to Me

    • A Fast-Paced Psychological Thriller
    • By: J. T. Ellison
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson, Saskia Maarleveld, Sarah Naughton, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her. Ethan finds himself the target of vicious gossip as friends, family and the media speculate on what really happened to Sutton Montclair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • perfect read

    • By gee on 04-11-18

    Regular price: £27.69

    • Final Voyage

    • The World's Worst Maritime Disasters
    • By: Jonathan Eyers
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Everyone knows the story of the Titanic, but in terms of loss of life that catastrophe doesn't even figure as one of the 50 worst maritime disasters of the last three hundred years. The causes of disaster are legion: besides icebergs and enemy torpedoes, ships have been sunk by fire, explosions, flooding, capsizing, storms, collisions and human error.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen!!

    • By Tony Hearn on 17-03-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Vices of the Mind

    • From the Intellectual to the Political
    • By: Quassim Cassam
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Epistemic vices are character traits, attitudes, or thinking styles that prevent us from gaining, keeping, or sharing knowledge. In this book, Quassim Cassam gives an account of the nature and importance of these vices, which include closed-mindedness, intellectual arrogance, wishful thinking, and prejudice. In providing the first extensive coverage of vice epistemology, an exciting new area of philosophical research, Vices of the Mind uses real examples drawn primarily from the world of politics to develop a compelling theory of epistemic vice.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Trotsky

    • Downfall of a Revolutionary
    • By: Bertrand M. Patenaude
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    In Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary, Stanford University lecturer Bertrand M. Patenaude tells the dramatic story of Leon Trotsky's final years in exile in Mexico. Shedding new light on Trotsky's tumultuous friendship with painter Diego Rivera, his affair with Rivera’s wife Frida Kahlo, and his torment as his family and comrades become victims of the Great Terror, Trotsky: Downfall ofa Revolutionary brilliantly illuminates the fateful and dramatic life of one of history's most famous yet elusive figures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really good binge listening

    • By Kindle Customer on 14-01-19

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Films from the Future

    • The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies
    • By: Andrew Maynard
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Former physicist Andrew Maynard threads together his love of science-fiction movies with his expertise on emerging technologies to engage, entertain, and make you think about the relationship between technology and society. Through the imagination and creativity of science-fiction movies, Maynard introduces listeners to the profound capabilities presented by new and emerging technologies, and the complex personal and societal challenges they present. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastically brilliant!

    • By Anonymous User on 15-02-19

    Regular price: £19.29

    • How to Make Disease Disappear

    • By: Rangan Chatterjee
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    How to Make Disease Disappear is Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s revolutionary, yet simple guide to better health - a much-needed, accessible plan that will help you take back control of your health and your life. A physician dedicated to finding the root cause of ill health rather than simply suppressing symptoms with drugs, Dr. Chatterjee passionately advocates and follows a philosophy that lifestyle and nutrition are first-line medicine and the cornerstone of good health.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • simple functional medicine explained

    • By Selah on 19-11-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Phantom Coach

    • A Connoisseur's Collection of the Best Victorian Ghost Stories
    • By: Michael Sims
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Ghost stories date back centuries, but those written in the Victorian era have a unique atmosphere and dark beauty. Michael Sims, whose previous Victorian collections Dracula’s Guest (vampires) and The Dead Witness (detectives) have been widely praised, has gathered twelve of the best stories about humanity’s oldest supernatural obsession. The Phantom Coach includes tales by a surprising and often legendary cast, including Charles Dickens, Margaret Oliphant, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, and Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as lost gems by forgotten masters such as Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and W. F. Harvey. Amelia B. Edwards’s chilling story gives the collection its title, while Ambrose Bierce ("The Moonlit Road"), Elizabeth Gaskell ("The Old Nurse’s Story"), and W. W. Jacobs ("The Monkey’s Paw") will turn you white as a sheet. With a skillful introduction to the genre and notes on each story by Sims, The Phantom Coach is a spectacular collection of ghostly Victorian thrills.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • BE WARNED intro before every story!

    • By Matthew on 11-05-15

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Planet Carnivore

    • Why Cheap Meat Costs the Earth (and How to Pay the Bill)
    • By: Alex Renton
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    There are 59 billion animals alive at any one time, farmed for their meat. The world’s domestic cattle weigh 16 times as much as all the wild animals on the planet put together. Sixty percent of the globe’s agricultural land is used for beef production, from growing grain to raising cows.Since the early 20th century, industrial farming and global capitalism have worked hand-in-hand to provide meat at an ever-cheaper price. And our appetites, so tempted, have led us to consume more and more animals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Covers briefly the problems of meat eating.

    • By Neil Green on 21-07-18

    Regular price: £2.79

    • The Soul of a Thief

    • By: Steven Hartov
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Shtefan Brandt, adjutant to a colonel of the Waffen SS, has made it through the war so far in spite of his commander’s habit of bringing his staff into combat, and a pair of secrets that are far more dangerous than the battlefield. Shtefan is a Mischling and one of the thousands of German citizens of Jewish descent who have avoided the death camps by concealing themselves in the ranks of the German army. And he is in love with Gabrielle Belmont, the colonel’s French mistress. Either of those facts could soon mean his end, were Colonel Erich Himmel to notice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected.

    • By anne on 22-04-18

    Regular price: £23.09

    • The Boat Runner

    • A Novel
    • By: Devin Murphy
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Beginning in the summer of 1939, 14-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem. On days when they aren't playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. When war breaks out, Jacob's world is thrown into chaos.

    Regular price: £26.79

    • Just Sea and Sky

    • England to New Zealand the Hard Way
    • By: Ben Pester, Dick Durham (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9

    This charming account of the voyage of two men in a small boat half way round the world from Plymouth to New Zealand in 1953 is a rare insight into a time, not long ago, when sailors had no GPS, electronics, radio or any of the mod cons that we take for granted today. Without lifejacket or a life raft, they 'just took what came along', hand steering all the way, navigating by sextant, hand-cranking their engine and using oil lamps for light at night and for navigation. Sailors will be staggered how primitive conditions were only a few decades ago, even though it was the norm at the time.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • How to ruin a good story, unlistenable

    • By stephen on 15-06-17

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Deadly Air

    • Genetically Modified Mosquitoes and the Fight against Malaria
    • By: Christian Jennings
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Hundreds of thousands of people die every year from malaria. No one's quite sure of the exact number. It's just too difficult to keep track of the disease as it tears through more than 200 million cases each year, many of them in countries wracked by war and blighted by other problems. In The Deadly Air, Christian Jennings mixes together his own experiences of suffering from malaria with a history of mankind's struggle with the disease.

    Regular price: £2.79

    • To Dare More Boldly

    • The Audacious Story of Political Risk
    • By: John C. Hulsman
    • Narrated by: Matthew Waterson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Our baffling new multipolar world grows ever more complex, desperately calling for new ways of thinking, particularly when it comes to political risk. To Dare More Boldly provides those ways, telling the story of the rise of political risk analysis, both as a discipline and a lucrative high-stakes industry that guides the strategic decisions of corporations and governments around the world. It assesses why recent predictions have gone so wrong and boldly puts forward 10 analytical commandments that can stand the test of time.

    Regular price: £22.49

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