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    • Superintelligence

    • Paths, Dangers, Strategies
    • By: Nick Bostrom
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 302
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 298

    Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become extremely powerful - possibly beyond our control.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Timely topic, ponderous style and robot narrator

    • By Neil Stoker on 16-08-17

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Fat Chance

    • By: Nick Spalding
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 642
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 570
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 567

    Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit. Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry. When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narration

    • By GKH on 02-01-17

    Regular price: £10.19

    • As the Crow Flies

    • By: Damien Boyd
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    Rock climbers can't afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon's former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Average story, dreadful narration

    • By MRS FFION M WORTHINGTON on 17-11-17

    Regular price: £9.89

    • The King's Hounds

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    • By: Martin Jensen, Tara Chace - translator
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The year is 1018 and the war with England is finally over, but the unified kingdom ruled by Cnut of Denmark is far from peaceful. Halfdan has lost everything to the war but his sense of humor. Once a proud nobleman, now he wanders the country aimlessly powered only by his considerable charm and some petty theft. When he finds an unlikely ally in Winston, a bookish former monk, the two set out together for Oxford, the seat of the new king.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting era

    • By Christine on 30-12-14

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Dead Lock

    • A DI Nick Dixon Novel
    • By: Damien Boyd
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Early on a cold Somerset morning, 10-year-old Alesha Daniels is reported missing by her father, a violent alcoholic. Her mother, a known drug addict, is found unconscious, but it’s her mother’s boyfriend the police are keen to trace. As the hunt for Alesha gathers pace, a second local girl is taken, plunging another family into the depths of despair. Cutting short his holiday, DI Nick Dixon races home to join the Major Investigation Team, but no sooner has he identified a network of local suspects than they begin to show up dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent !!

    • By Anonymous User on 26-09-18

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Assassin

    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is the most dangerous city in the world. And when a mission to break the local cartel’s grip goes wrong, Isabella Rose, the Angel, finds herself on the wrong side of prison bars. Fearing the worst, Isabella plays her only remaining card... 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, annoying narrator

    • By Iain on 20-12-18

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Head in the Sand

    • By: Damien Boyd
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    The discovery of a severed head in a golf course bunker triggers a frantic race to find a serial killer that brings the town of Burnham-on-Sea to a standstill.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Nick Dixon has HIS head in the sand

    • By Andromeda's Twin on 19-04-15

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Heart of Europe

    • A History of the Holy Roman Empire
    • By: Peter H. Wilson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 34 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    The Holy Roman Empire lasted 1,000 years, far longer than ancient Rome. Yet this formidable dominion never inspired the awe of its predecessor. Voltaire quipped that it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire. Yet as Peter H. Wilson shows, the Holy Roman Empire tells a millennial story of Europe better than the histories of individual nation-states.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Rather plain, not going to win any converts.

    • By Andrew on 28-09-17

    Regular price: £54.29

    • Dead Level

    • DI Nick Dixon, Book 5
    • By: Damien Boyd
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    In the early hours of Christmas Eve, the wife of parliamentary candidate Tom Perry is brutally murdered in an apparent burglary gone wrong. With the by-election campaign about to start in earnest and the festive season in full swing, torrential rain brings with it flood warnings on the Somerset Levels.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Voices

    • By Maggie on 11-04-16

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Fire Catcher

    • Charlie Tuesday, Book 2
    • By: C. S. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    Charlie Tuesday is the city's best thief taker. But one case still eludes him, a mysterious key entrusted by the mother he barely knew. The key opens a chest of priceless papers - papers said to hold the dark alchemy of a lost Brotherhood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous

    • By Roberta on 22-01-18

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The Agent

    • Isabella Rose, Book 3
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    Isabella Rose is on the run, hunted by the very people she had been hired to work for. Trained killer Isabella and former handler Michael Pope are forced into hiding in India and, when a mysterious informer passes them clues on the whereabouts of Pope's family, the prey see an opportunity to become the predators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really really good

    • By CT on 21-09-17

    Regular price: £10.19

    • The Angel

    • An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 1
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 275

    An Underground carriage in London is destroyed by a suicide bomber. The injured and the dead litter the platform. But as a crowd forms at street level, Michael Pope knows that this is only the beginning. Pope, head of top-secret Group 15, is tasked with finding the perpetrators of this atrocity and bringing them to justice, any way he can. He knows that the answers to many of his questions will lie at the end of the money trail, but he also knows that whoever funded and organized the attack will kill again for their freedom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • starts well......

    • By VSK on 02-08-16

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Edinburgh Twilight

    • Ian Hamilton Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Carole Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh's darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found strangled in Holyrood Park. With little evidence aside from a strange playing card found on the body, Hamilton engages the help of his aunt, a gifted photographer, and George Pearson, a librarian with a shared interest in the criminal mind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • very good but...

    • By Briwdmay on 21-12-18

    Regular price: £17.09

    • The Thief Taker

    • By: C. S. Quinn
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 498
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 430

    When a girl is gruesomely murdered, thief taker Charlie Tuesday reluctantly agrees to take on the case. But the horrific remains tell him this is no isolated death. The killer’s mad appetites are part of a master plan that could destroy London – and reveal the dark secrets of Charlie’s own past. Now the thief taker must find this murderous mastermind before the plague obliterates the evidence street by street. This terrifying pursuit will take Charlie deep into the black underbelly of old London, where alchemy, witchcraft and blood-spells collide. In a city drowned in darkness, death could be the most powerful magic of all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story for London dwellers

    • By Emily on 29-11-15

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Bricking It

    • By: Nick Spalding
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan, Heather Wilds
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother's derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit! Except - as anyone who has renovated an old house knows - things are never that easy. The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling...and then there's the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Ann D on 05-06-16

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Hitler's Hangman

    • The Life of Heydrich
    • By: Robert Gerwarth
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognized as one of the great iconic villains of the 20th century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi leadership. Chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, the SS Security Service, and the Gestapo, ruthless overlord of Nazi-occupied Bohemia and Moravia, and leading planner of the "Final Solution," Heydrich played a central role in Hitler's Germany.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Trying subject matter

    • By john on 11-11-16

    Regular price: £32.89

    • The Asset

    • An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 2
    • By: Mark Dawson
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    Isabella Rose, the Angel, is used to surprises, but being abducted is an unwelcome novelty. She's relying on Michael Pope, the head of the top-secret Group Fifteen, to get her back. When ISIS get involved, the situation becomes even bleaker. Isabella's abductors are in turn abducted, and she finds herself trapped in Raqqa, the capital of the self-styled caliphate. Meanwhile, Pope has problems of his own: a new danger has emerged from the shadows and is threatening both him and his family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the asset

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-08-16

    Regular price: £9.89

    • Swansong

    • DI Nick Dixon, Book 4
    • By: Damien Boyd
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Isobel Swan, a sixth form student, has been murdered. First, her ring finger is severed, then her throat is cut. With the investigation going nowhere fast, Detective Inspector Nick Dixon is sent undercover as a trainee teacher into Isobel's boarding school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dective series

    • By Mogie on 26-03-16

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Heretics and Believers

    • A History of the English Reformation
    • By: Peter Marshall
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 35 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Centuries on, what the Reformation was and what it accomplished remain deeply contentious. Peter Marshall's sweeping new history argues that 16th-century England was a society neither desperate for nor allergic to change, but one open to ideas of "reform" in various competing guises. This engaging history reveals what was really at stake in the overthrow of Catholic culture and the reshaping of the English Church. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best book on the subject I have read.

    • By Campesque on 30-07-18

    Regular price: £44.99

    • The Pursuit of Power

    • Europe 1815-1914
    • By: Richard J Evans
    • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
    • Length: 41 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The Pursuit of Power draws on a lifetime of thinking about 19th-century Europe to create an extraordinarily rich, surprising and entertaining panorama of a continent undergoing drastic change. The aim of this audiobook is to reignite the sense of wonder that permeated this remarkable era, as rulers and ruled navigated overwhelming cultural, political and technological changes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing performance

    • By Charlie on 10-12-16

    Regular price: £29.99

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