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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 482
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 453

    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 Pippa Lamb on 14-10-14

    Regular price: £22.09

    • A Place of Hiding

    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Boring, depressing and too long

    • By Trine on 17-08-14

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Wilt Inheritance

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor-Barnes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dire

    • By Wendy on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £14.39

    • 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 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 103

    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 Last British Dambuster

    • By: George Johnny Johnson
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 50

    'I was anxious to fight. Hitler was the bastard who had started all this and he needed sorting out. We were under threat. Everything we stood for: our country, our families and our way of life was being attacked by this maniac. He could not be allowed to win. So for me and many, many others like me, there was no alternative. We were in a pickle and something had to be done.’ Johnny Johnson is 92 years old and one of very few men who can recall first-hand the most daring and ingenious air raid of all time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read, an amazing gentleman

    • By David P. Purdon on 11-05-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Gropes

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    The Gropes are an old English family based in Northumberland, separated from the rest of society and as eccentric as they come. It is a line dominated by strong-willed and oversexed women, determined to produce more female heirs regardless of whether their desired partners are willing.... At the dawn of the new millennium, timid and gormless teenager Esmond is abducted and lured to Grope Hall by a descendant of the Gropes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Leads its genus, bunot the height of Sharps genius

    • By Niwdeweb on 07-12-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Cop to Corpse

    • Book 12 in the Peter Diamond Mysteries
    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    In the small hours of a Sunday morning in the city of Bath a policeman on beat duty is shot dead by an unseen gunman - the third killing of an officer in Somerset in a matter of weeks. The emergency services are summoned. Ambitious to arrest the Somerset Sniper, the duty inspector, Ken Lockton, seals the crime scene, which is confined by the river on one side and a massive retaining wall on the other. He discovers the murder weapon in a garden - and is himself attacked and left for dead.Enter Peter Diamond, Bath's burly CID chief.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovesey always has good story to tell

    • By Peter Evans on 01-06-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Diamond Solitaire

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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 Merchant's Partner

    • By: Michael Jecks
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    When the mutilated body of midwife and healer Agatha Kyteler is discovered in a hedge one frozen wintry morning, it seems at first that a lack of clues will render the crime impossible to solve. Then a frightened local youth inexplicably flees his village, and a hue and cry is raised in his wake. Sir Baldwin Furnshill, once a Knight Templar, has doubts about the boy's guilt. He enlists his friend Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford Castle, in the hunt for a murderer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Chey on 15-03-15

    Regular price: £24.69

    • Ground Truth

    • 3 Para Return to Afghanistan
    • By: Patrick Bishop
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In April 2006 the elite 3 Para Battle Group was despatched to Helmand Province on a tour that has become a legend. All that summer the Paras were subjected to relentless attacks. Two years later the Paras are back. The enemy has been forced to adopt new weaponry and tactics. But how much progress are we really making in the war against the insurgents? And is there an end in sight? In this searing account of 3 Para's return,

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ruperts

    • By Jennifer Berry on 18-05-18

    Regular price: £20.29

    • The Collaborators

    • By: Reginald Hill
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    Paris, 1945. Janine Simonian stands accused of supplying information to the Nazi occupying forces that led to the arrest and torture of several members of the French Resistance ¿ and the brutal murder of her own husband.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the Collaborators

    • By Joseph on 26-03-09

    Regular price: £36.99

    • The Last Detective

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    A woman's naked body is found floating in the weeds of a lake near Bath by an elderly woman walking her Siamese cats. No one comes forward to identify her, and no murder weapon is found, but sleuthing is Superintendent Peter Diamond's speciality. A genuine gumshoe, practising door stopping and deduction: he is the last detective. Struggling with office politics and a bizarre cast of suspects, Diamond strikes out on his own, even when Forensics think they have the culprit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Last Detective

    • By winny on 04-03-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • The Summons

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    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

    • 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 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    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
    • Doesn't 'Quite' meet heights of his previous books

    • By Charles on 24-06-13

    Regular price: £17.19

    • On the Slow Train Again

    • By: Michael Williams
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly town in Britain. He discovers a perfect country branch line in London’s commuterland, and travels on one of the slowest services in the land along the shores of the lovely Dovey estuary to the far west of Wales. Here is a unique travel companion celebrating the treasures of our railway heritage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Andrew on 05-04-12

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Enemies at Every Turn

    • John Pearce, Book 8
    • By: David Donachie
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    The year is 1794. Free from jail, John Pearce is not free from the smugglers whose boat he stole. While lying low, Pearce soon has other pressing concerns on his mind. Granted a commission by William Pitt, John Pearce evades his pursuers by undertaking a dangerous mission in France. As rebellious ambition turns to bloody disaster, Pearce must try to re-join Admiral Howe. Also serving with Howe is Ralph Barclay - who has somehow contrived to yet again press Pearce’s friends into his crew.

    Regular price: £14.39

    • The Evil Seed

    • By: Joanne Harris
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie, Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    It's never easy to face the fact that a man you once loved passionately has found the girl of his dreams, as Alice discovers when Joe introduces her to his new girlfriend Ginny. Jealous, Alice is repelled by Ginny - an ethereal beauty with a sinister group of friends. Then Alice finds an old diary hidden away in Ginny's room and reads about a mysterious, bewitching woman, Rosemary Virginia Ashley, buried in Grantchester churchyard half a century ago - buried but far from forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not your average blood sucker

    • By steven on 05-03-13

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Skeleton Hill

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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

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