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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 584
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 547

    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 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 63

    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 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    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 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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 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 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 63

    '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 Collaborators

    • By: Reginald Hill
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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: £34.99

    • Memoirs of a Cotswold Vet

    • By: Ivor Smith
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This heart-warming account of veterinary life traces Ivor Smith's early days as a student at university through setting up his own practice in the Cotswolds, recounting a memorable 40 years in the profession. Following in the Herriot tradition of veterinary humour, Ivor's memories of life as a vet in a very mixed practice include hilarious incidents, colourful local characters and engaging patients.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Gropes

    • By: Tom Sharpe
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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

    • Enemies at Every Turn

    • John Pearce, Book 8
    • By: David Donachie
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • Skeleton Hill

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • Assassin

    • John Stratton, Book 8
    • By: Duncan Falconer
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    After leading a raid in Afghanistan, elite operative John Stratton is contacted by an old friend in military intelligence with a curious message about being hunted by an assassin. When the officer vanishes, Stratton gets drawn into a desperate race to secure a missing nuclear warhead, stolen from the Pakistan military. Against an unknown enemy, he conducts a terrifying search for the bomb - from a Taliban hideout a few miles outside Bagram Air Base to the crowded streets of Manhattan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top notch

    • By Anonymous User on 25-08-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The War Behind the Wire

    • By: John Lewis-Stempel
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    On capture, British officers and men were routinely told by the Germans, “For you the war is over”. Nothing could have been further from the truth. In the camps the war was eternal. There was the war against the German military, fought with everything from taunting humour to outright sabotage. British PoWs also battled starvation, disease, Prussian cruelties, boredom, and their own inner demons. And, of course, they escaped. Then escaped again.

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Village Teacher

    • By: Jack Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    It's 1980: recession and unemployment have hit Britain, a royal wedding is on the way, and the whole country is wondering Who shot JR? As Jack returns for his fourth year at Ragley-on-the Forest School, there's a definite chill in the air. Village schools are being closed down all over the place - will his be one of them? As school life continues - Vera, the school secretary, has to grapple with a new-fangled electric typewriter, Ruby celebrates 10 years as the school cleaner, and the village panto throws up some unusual problems. Jack wonders what the future holds....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Anonymous User on 24-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • The Trains Now Departed

    • By: Michael Williams
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Sometimes you come across a lofty railway viaduct marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks or explore an old tunnel leading to...well, who knows where? Listen hard. Is that the wind in the undergrowth? Or the spectre of a train from a golden era of the past panting up the embankment?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mostly for steam nuts.

    • By Chris Rayner on 05-08-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Medic

    • Saving Lives from Dunkirk to Afghanistan
    • By: John Nichol, Eleo Gordon, Tony Rennell
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Doctors, nurses, medics and stretcher-bearers must venture wherever someone is injured and the cry for assistance goes up. Their job is to put themselves in the heart of danger – to risk their own lives as they try to save the dying. War at its rawest is their domain, an ugly place of shattered bodies, severed limbs and death. They fulfil society’s vital pledge to its warriors that they will not be abandoned on the battlefield. Yet, more often than not, what they do goes unnoticed – except by those who survive because of their extraordinary courage and skill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Ian on 02-08-10

    Regular price: £15.39

    • Diamond Solitaire

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • 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 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 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    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 Detective

    • By: Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    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

    • 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 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    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

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