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    • A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 723
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673

    Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Retold with Gripping Narrative

    • By Avril Sawers on 14-10-14

    Regular price: £22.09

    • Falco: The Complete BBC Radio Collection

    • Five Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Anna Madeley, Anton Lesser, Ben Crowe, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
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      5 out of 5 stars 118
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      5 out of 5 stars 118

    Full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the first five Falco novels by Lindsey Davis, starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great adaptations - shame about the sound quality

    • By rcwApr10 on 30-10-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Double Cross

    • The True Story of the D-Day Spies
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    D-Day, 6 June 1944 was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the invasion force. The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence. But at its heart was the “Double Cross System”, a team of double agents controlled by the secret Twenty Committee.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, narration is little off for me.

    • By outlandish on 10-10-15

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Wilt Inheritance

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor-Barnes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Stuck in a job he doesn't want - but can't afford to lose - as nominal Head of the Communications Department at Fenland University, Wilt is still subject to the whims of The Powers That Be, both in and outside of work. The demands of his snobbish wife Eva, and the stupendous school fees of his despicable quadruplet daughters cause him the biggest headaches...apart from the hangovers, that is. When Eva signs him up for a summer job, teaching the gun-toting idiot son of a lusty local aristocrat, Wilt is not amused.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Never fails to deliver

    • By HC on 22-10-18

    Regular price: £14.39

    • The Death Ship of Dartmouth

    • By: Michael Jecks
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1324: a disastrous autumn looms large. As the leaves begin to fall there are those who wish to bring the kingdom down as well. In Dartmouth, a man is found lying dead in the road. Dismissing his death as a drunken accident, the locals turn their attentions to more worrying matters - piracy. Rumours abound that spies are being sent to the great traitor Roger Mortimer. If this is true, civil war in England is inevitable. The kingdom’s most powerful and ruthless men demand that Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and Bailiff Simon Puttock uncover the truth, and quickly. 

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The Summons

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Winner of the Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger and shortlisted for the Edgar Award. The summons comes at night. Two policemen collect Peter Diamond from his West London flat and drive him to Bath. Once head of the murder squad there, he is now out of touch in his retirement, unaware of an audacious escape from Albany Prison. Four years previously, Diamond headed the investigation of the bizarre murder of a Swedish woman journalist, her mouth stuffed with red roses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Summons to the Kill

    • By Martyn on 19-02-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Down Among the Dead Men

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    A nightmare discovery in the boot of a stolen BMW plunges car thief Danny Stapleton into the worst trouble of his life. What links his misfortune to the mysterious disappearance of an art teacher at a private school for girls in Chichester? Orders from above push Peter Diamond of Bath CID into investigating a police corruption case in the Chichester force, and he soon finds himself reluctantly dealing with spirited schoolgirls, eccentric artists and his formidable old colleague, Hen Mallin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book - perfect listening whilst crafting

    • By Elaine Calderwood on 05-08-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • A Friar's Bloodfeud

    • By: Michael Jecks
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bailiff Simon Puttoc’s servant, Hugh, has been granted leave to look after his wife, Constance, and her son. But their happy time is to be short-lived, for a gang of men break into their home and attack Hugh’s family. When Simon and Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King’s Peace, arrive on the scene the cottage is burnt to the ground, the bodies from within already buried. It seems that Hugh must have perished in a dreadful accident - but appearances can be deceptive. 

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Blood, Iron, and Gold

    • How the Railways Transformed the World
    • By: Christian Wolmar
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Blood, Iron, and Gold reveals the huge impact of the railways as they spread rapidly across the world, linking cities that had hitherto been isolated, stimulating both economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. From Panama to the Punjab, Christian Wolmar describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would one day span continents, as well as the labour of the navvies who built this global network.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, but maybe too broad

    • By Mr. Adrian Mcmenamin on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £15.39

    • Diamond Solitaire

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Peter Diamond, ex-CID and notoriously difficult to work with, is sacked from his latest job as a security guard in Harrods. Doggedly he turns his sleuthing skills to unraveling the mystery of a little Japanese girl abandoned in London. Naomi, as she is known, exhibits the classic symptoms of an autistic child. Diamond regards her first as a challenge and soon as someone he cares passionately about and devotes himself to communicating with the child.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Jenny Hodgkins on 10-10-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Prophecy of Death

    • By: Michael Jecks
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1325: King Edward II’s reign seems cursed. Although he has rejected his wife, Queen Isabella, he still relies on her. Even now, she is in France to negotiate peace with her brother, King Charles IV of France - but he fears for the outcome. Meanwhile, Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock return from France with an urgent instruction for the King. It is to be their last mission. 

    Regular price: £21.39

    • No Law in the Land

    • By: Michael Jecks
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When King Edward II is informed that his wife, Queen Isabella, has defied him and remained in France with their son, he flies into a rage. It is Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Bailiff Simon Puttock who have broken the news to him and are now no longer in the king’s favour. They return to their homes in Devon, but they find that outlaws hold sway in the land. Sir Robert, a knight from the King’s household, has turned outlaw from his castle near Crediton. When a pair of clerics are found murdered, Baldwin and Simon are asked to investigate. 

    Regular price: £22.79

    • The Chapel of Bones

    • By: Michael Jecks
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Forty years ago, Exeter's Cathedral Close was the scene of a vicious ambush. Afterwards, the bodies left lying in their blood bore witness to the conflicts tearing at the heart of the cathedral itself. Today, in 1323, murder is again polluting the Cathedral Close - but this killer is not so easily caught. The victim, Henry Potell, was feared and hated; he held secrets that some wished to keep hidden....

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Bishop Must Die

    • By: Michael Jecks
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1326: Queen Isabella refuses to leave France and humiliates her husband, King Edward II, by flaunting her adulterous relationship with the arch-traitor Sir Roger Mortimer. The King is furious when he hears she has also betrothed their son to the daughter of the French Count of Hainault, and all England fears invasion. As news of an invasion fleet is received, the King’s knights, including Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, are commanded to London to protect the King and his realm. 

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Stone Wife

    • A Peter Diamond Mystery
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath. The highest bidder, appalled to have the prize snatched away, tries to stop them and is shot dead. Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad, soon finds himself sharing an office with the stone wife - until he is ejected. To his extreme annoyance the lump of stone appears to exert a malign influence over him and his investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, but...

    • By Phillip Brookes on 06-04-14

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Greatest Traitor

    • The Secret Lives of Agent George Blake
    • By: Roger Hermiston
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    On 3 May 1961, after a trial conducted largely in secret, a man named George Blake was sentenced to an unprecedented 42 years in jail. By his own confession he was a Soviet spy, but the reasons for such a severe punishment were never revealed. To the public, Blake was simply the greatest traitor of the Cold War. Yet his story touches not only the depths of treachery, but also the heights of heroism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • All the detail in the right order

    • By Gill Corrigan on 01-10-14

    Regular price: £17.19

    • A Place of Hiding

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 26 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31

    The sudden death of Guy Brouard after his morning swim shocks the residents of Guernsey. A generous patron and benefactor of the island since his arrival there a decade ago, his demise puts a question mark over many cherished projects. When a young American woman is charged with the murder, her brother seeks help from the only contact he has in the UK - Deborah St James. Deborah is horrified to find that her old friend has been arrested and persuades her husband Simon to accompany her to Guernsey to avert this miscarriage of justice. There they find a tangled web of deceit and betrayal....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Amazon Customer on 19-01-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Skeleton Hill

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Battle and burial are built into the history of Lansdown Hill, so it is no great shock when part of a skeleton is unearthed there. But Peter Diamond, Bath's Head of CID, can't ignore the fresh corpse found close to the folly known as Beckford's Tower. The hill becomes the setting for one of his most puzzling cases, involving golf, horseracing, Civil War re-enactment and the Cyrillic alphabet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well read entertaining detective story.

    • By Karis on 08-03-17

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Butcher of St Peter's

    • By: Michael Jecks
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Exeter, 1323. A strange man is entering people’s houses at night, causing panic amongst householders. Although many had thought him harmless, now he seems to have committed murder. A man lies dead in his own home, slaughtered merely for trying to protect his children, and the folk of Exeter want this menace caught and hanged. Sir Baldwin de Furnshill suspects that the solution isn’t that simple. 

    Regular price: £21.39

    • The King of Thieves

    • By: Michael Jecks
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1325: Sir Baldwin de Furnshill and his friend Simon Puttock are sent to France to guard the King’s son. The King’s son must pay homage to the French King if he is to enable the English to keep hold of vital territory, but they are unaware that King Edward’s wife, Isabella, has grown so disaffected that she has begun to plot her revenge.  

    Regular price: £23.49

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