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    • Long Walk to Freedom, Vol. 1

    • 1918-1962
    • By: Nelson Mandela
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Kofi Annan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Emotive and compelling, this is the story of an epic life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful Narrator, Great History

    • By Donn Edwards on 10-12-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Long Walk to Freedom, Vol. 2

    • 1962-1994
    • By: Nelson Mandela
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Kofi Annan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 124

    The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Emotive and compelling, this is the story of an epic life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Insulting Phoney Accent, Great History

    • By Donn Edwards on 10-12-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Hope to Die

    • Alex Cross, Book 22
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Scott Sowers
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family – his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children--have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One word! AMAZING!

    • By denise on 10-11-14

    Regular price: £20.09

    • Alex Cross, Run

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Steven Boyer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he's made sure that no one will recognize him - by giving himself a new face. A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and the killer, he's called to investigate a second crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By Linda on 06-03-15

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Going to the Mountain

    • Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela
    • By: Ndaba Mandela
    • Narrated by: Ndaba Mandela, Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In a story that has never been told, Going to the Mountain tells the tale of how Nelson Mandela steered his grandson Ndaba from his reckless youth (shirking school, fighting in gangs) to his maturation into a fully realized and principled adulthood - all as an often-single parent in his years after political imprisonment and through his landmark presidency of South Africa. On a scale both intimate and epic, the book will detail the gripping arc of Ndaba's own extraordinary journey, which mirrors that of South Africa's.

    Regular price: £26.19

    • Cross My Heart

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Tom Wopat
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Alex Cross’s whole world is crashing down around him. He has been hunted, stalked like prey, his predator priming himself for the kill. Cross has devoted his life to protecting others. Now he’s unable to protect even those closest to him. As a police detective, he has made many enemies, but never like this. Everything he loves is being taken from him. Soon he will have nothing and no one left.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating

    • By Caroline on 16-03-14

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Bungalow 2

    • By: Danielle Steel
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The phone call came on a hot July day, a day like any other for Marin County mom and freelance writer Tanya Harris. But this call from Tanya's agent was anything but ordinary, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to write a major Hollywood screenplay, a dream she had put aside long ago to devote her energies to her family. This time, Tanya knows she cannot refuse, even though she's torn about leaving her husband and daughters.

    Regular price: £28.89

    • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

    • Alex Cross, Book 19
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Stephen Kunken, Cristin Milioti
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Detective Alex Cross is at home celebrating with his family. Nana Mama’s famous pecan pie is in the oven and the kids are hanging their favourite ornaments on the tree. Just as Alex’s wife, Bree, emerges from the kitchen with a bowl of homemade eggnog, his phone rings with news that shatters the night: At a nearby home, a family has been taken hostage - and the situation is spiralling out of control fast. Alex rushes to the scene and confronts the unthinkable: A father is threatening to murder his own children and his ex-wife. Then just as the insanity peaks, a second horrific situation explodes....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The tension is high

    • By Clem on 26-06-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Devil in a Blue Dress

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Los Angeles, 1948: Easy Rawlins is a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book

    • By John Warwick on 12-11-16

    Regular price: £21.29

    • Hope To Die

    • (Alex Cross 22)
    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Scott Sowers
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family – his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children--have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Guys Read: Funny Business

    • By: Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else? - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and the Guys Read Library, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; and more.

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The Good Lord Bird

    • A Novel
    • By: James McBride
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry’s master quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town - with Brown, who believes he’s a girl. Over the ensuing months, Henry - whom Brown nicknames Little Onion - conceals his true identity as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 - one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.

    Regular price: £23.79

    • Little Scarlet

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Just after devastating riots tear through Los Angeles in 1965, when anger is high and fear still smolders everywhere, the police turn up at Easy Rawlins' doorstep. He expects the worst, as usual. But they've come to ask for his help.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Anothe good story aboy Easy Rawlings

    • By Mike on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Black Betty

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Detective Easy Rawlins returns in a mystery set in 1961 Los Angeles as Easy accepts a job searching for a beautiful woman nicknamed Black Betty who works as a housekeeper in Beverly Hills.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Facinating

    • By Mike on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £21.29

    • Who Asked You?

    • By: Terry McMillan
    • Narrated by: Terry McMillan, Carole DeSanti, Phylicia Rashad, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams - all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it I especially enjoyed the characterisation

    • By C. Campbell on 09-06-16

    Regular price: £26.29

    • White Butterfly

    • Easy Rawlins
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The police don't show up on Easy Rawlins's doorstep until the third girl dies. It's Los Angeles, 1956, and it takes more than one murdered black girl before the cops get interested. Now they need Easy. As he says: "I was worth a precinct full of detectives when the cops needed the word in the ghetto." But Easy turns them down. He's married now, a father -- and his detective days are over.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Easy mystery

    • By Mike on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £21.29

    • A Red Death

    • Easy Rawlins
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting Los Angeles, a moral tar pit ready to swallow Easy Rawlins. Easy is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and favor) business when a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. Special Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, offers to bail him out if he agrees to infiltrate the First American Baptist Church and spy on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's when the murders begin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Mike on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £20.59

    • Little Green

    • An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    We last saw Easy in 2007’s Blonde Faith, fighting for his life after his car plunges over a cliff. True to form, the tough WWII veteran survives, and soon his murderous sidekick Mouse has him back cruising the mean streets of L.A., in all their psychedelic 1967 glory, to look for a young black man, Evander "Little Green" Noon, who disappeared during an acid trip. Fueled by an elixir called Gator’s Blood, brewed by the conjure woman Mama Jo, Easy experiences a physical, spiritual, and emotional resurrection, but peace and love soon give way to murder and mayhem.

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Cinnamon Kiss

    • A Novel
    • By: Walter Mosley
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    It is the Summer of Love as Cinnamon Kiss opens, and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armored car. It's farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled, but his daughter, Feather, needs a medical treatment that costs far more than Easy can earn or borrow in time. And his friend Mouse tells him it's a cinch. Then another friend, Saul Lynx, offers a job that might solve Easy's problem without jail time.

    Regular price: £16.59

    • Alex Cross, Run

    • By: James Patterson
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Steven Boyer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he's made sure that no one will recognize him - by giving himself a new face. A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and the killer, he's called to investigate a second crime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • typical patterson

    • By mandy on 06-08-15

    Regular price: £11.99

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