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    • The Magus

    • By: John Fowles
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 26 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    John Fowles’s The Magus was a literary landmark of the 1960s. Nicholas Urfe goes to a Greek island to teach at a private school and becomes enmeshed in curious happenings at the home of a mysterious Greek recluse, Maurice Conchis. Are these events, involving attractive young English sisters, just psychological games, or an elaborate joke, or more? Reality shifts as the story unfolds. The Magus reflected the issues of the 1960s perfectly, and it continues to create tension and concern today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great reading by Nicholas Boulton

    • By Andrew on 30-06-13

    Regular price: £42.69

    • The House on Cold Hill

    • By: Peter James
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 672
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
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      4 out of 5 stars 622

    They said the dead can't hurt you.... They were wrong. The House on Cold Hill is a chilling and suspenseful ghost story from the multimillion-copy best-selling author of Dead Simple, Peter James. Moving from the heart of Brighton and Hove to the Sussex countryside is a big undertaking for Ollie and Caro Harcourt and their 12-year-old daughter, Jade. But when they view Cold Hill House - a huge, dilapidated Georgian mansion - Ollie is filled with excitement.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Johanna on 13-11-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • In the Name of the Family

    • By: Sarah Dunant
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    In the Name of the Family - as Blood and Beauty did before - holds up a mirror to a turbulent moment of history, sweeping aside the myths to bring alive the real Borgia family: complicated, brutal, passionate and glorious. Here is a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia's doomed years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolo Machiavelli.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Historic Novel with a rushed ending

    • By Ova on 19-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Besotted with the Viscount

    • By: Susanna Malcolm
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Lord Gideon Birch, wounded former naval Captain and freshly minted Viscount, has a colorful history as a renowned lover of women. But a decade at war has transformed this sensual rake, and what he wants now is only to live a life on his own terms. And so, he comes to the quietest village in England, searching for serenity and instead, encounters an astonishingly enthralling pair of green eyes that unsettle his carefully constructed world.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • A Fallen Lady

    • Ladies of Scandal, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Kingston
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    For reasons of his own, Stephen Hampton, Lord Summerdale, is determined to learn the truth behind the tangled tale of Helen's ruin. There is nothing he abhors so much as scandal - nothing he prizes so well as discretion - and so he is shocked to find that he cannot help but admire her. But how can she trust a man so steeped in the culture of high society, who conceals so much? And how can he, so devoted to the appearance of propriety, ever love a fallen lady?

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Dead Souls

    • By: Nikolai Gogol, Constance Garnett - translator
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Gogol's great Russian classic is the Pickwick Papers of Russian literature. It takes a sharp but humorous look at life in all its strata but especially the devious complexities in Russia, with its landowners and serfs. We are introduced to Chichikov, a businessman who, in order to trick the tax authorities, buys up dead 'souls', or serfs, whose names still appear on the government census. Despite being a dealer in phantom crimes and paper ghosts, he is the most beguiling of Gogol's characters.

    Regular price: £35.99

    • Land of Men

    • Wind, Sand and Stars
    • By: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is known universally for the gentle charm of Le Petit Prince, but it is this book, Land of Men - known originally in English as Wind, Sand and Stars - which is his masterpiece. First published in 1939, it documents Saint-Exupéry's life as a pilot in the pioneering days of long-distance flying and in particular his experiences as a pilot transporting mail across countries, across continents.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'At the heart of mystery'

    • By Rachel Redford on 23-03-17

    Regular price: £14.09

    • The Hidden Heart

    • Victorian Hearts, Book 1
    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    When her naturalist father dies on the upper reaches of the Amazon, Lady Tess Collier sets out to fulfill his last wish: return to England and marry. Desperate and broke, privateer Gryphon Meridon takes on an assignment he'd much rather refuse - shepherding a beautiful, eccentric young lady through London's ballrooms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!!

    • By Jo baker on 10-05-18

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Book of the Courtier

    • By: Baldassare Castiglione
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Set in the court of Urbino in 1507, Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier presents an invaluable look at court life and culture during the Renaissance. Over four nights of dialogue, the book explores the key question, ‘What should a courtier be like?’ and presents a deep and timeless discussion that is reminiscent of Plato’s Symposium and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and invites comparisons with Machiavelli’s The Prince.

    Regular price: £40.49

    • The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories

    • By: Nikolai Gogol
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories is a bizarre and colorful collection containing the finest short stories by the iconic Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. From the witty and Kafkaesque "The Nose", where a civil servant wakes up one day to find his nose missing, to the moving and evocative "The Overcoat", about a reclusive man whose only ambition is to replace his old, threadbare coat, Gogol gives us a unique take on the absurd. 

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Uncertain Magic

    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 28

    As a lovely heiress, Roderica Delamore should be a prize catch--except for her shameful secret. She has the ability to hear the thoughts of those around her. Even her family and close friends can't hide from her strange gift. Knowing that she can never marry, for no man could bear it, Roddy still longs hopelessly for a family of her own. Until she meets the man she's been waiting for--the Earl of Iveragh, a mysterious Irish aristocrat whose thoughts are entirely closed to her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another wonderful combination!

    • By Kristin on 13-02-15

    Regular price: £24.19

    • Beware of Pity

    • By: Stefan Zweig
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a young cavalry officer is invited to a dance at the home of a rich landowner. There - with a small act of attempted charity - he commits a simple faux pas. But from this seemingly insignificant blunder comes a tale of catastrophe arising from kindness and of honour poisoned by self-regard. Beware of Pity has all the intensity and the formidable sense of torment and of character of the very best of Zweig's work. Definitive translation by the award-winning Anthea Bell.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Pity the listener.

    • By George on 19-05-18

    Regular price: £29.29

    • House of Cads

    • Ladies of Scandal Series, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Kingston
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    As a Frenchwoman of highly questionable upbringing, Marie-Anne de Vauteuil was shunned by genteel society. But then, an invitation to London on a mission of mercy from the very family who cast her aside lands her back in society - and into the arms of a man who is nothing but trouble. Wealthy American businessman Mason is a) accidentally engaged, b) desperate to get out of it, and c) neither wealthy nor a businessman. When he meets Marie-Anne, she makes him rethink his life as a fraud, and hoping for something he never believed possible: A proper life with a not-so-proper wife. 

    Regular price: £18.29

    • For My Lady's Heart

    • Medieval Hearts, Book 1
    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Pursued by her enemies, flattered and courted for her lands, a powerful, devious princess is desperate to reach refuge. Haunted by the shadow of the young assassin set upon her, Princess Melanthe knows that an ice-cold countenance is her only protection. To succumb to love is the greatest danger of all. She can trust only one man amid the lies, the mysterious Green Knight - a true knight who never wavers once he gives his heart; a man who cannot comprehend deceit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • *** Brilliant Narration - Highly Recommended ***

    • By BRL@Mn888 on 14-06-15

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Metaphysical Poets [Naxos Edition]

    • By: John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, Jonathan Keeble, Laura Paton, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Thomas Carew, and Henry Vaughan: these were some of the 17th-century writers who devised a new form of poetry full of wit, intellect and grace, which we now call Metaphysical poetry. They wrote about their deepest religious feelings and their carnal pleasures in a way that was radically new and challenging to their readers. Their work was largely misunderstood or ignored for two centuries, until 20th-century critics rediscovered it, finding in it a deep originality and a willingness to experiment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • *** Great Poetry Readings - Highly recommended ***

    • By BRL@Mn888 on 22-07-15

    Regular price: £10.19

    • Justine

    • By: Marquis de Sade
    • Narrated by: Polly Edsell, Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Underneath the patina of civilized society lies the Sadean demimonde: a bundle of lustful appetites fueled by momentary impulse and a desire for unfettered indulgence. And the target of this savagery: Justine de Bertole, a pious and virginal heroine. Grotesque, inhumane, and compelling, Sade’s novel overturns Rousseau’s views of the social contract, and the common trope that punishment only visits sinners, to deliver a passionate treatise on good and evil, virtue and sin.

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Flowers from the Storm

    • By: Laura Kinsale
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    He's a duke. He's a mathematical genius. He can't talk and he's locked in a lunatic asylum. Only a modest Quaker girl can reach him, but when she helps him to escape, she's swept into his glittering aristocratic world, her life torn apart by his desperate attempt to save himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A favourite book now made even BETTER

    • By Caz on 08-06-13

    Regular price: £23.49

    • David Copperfield [Naxos AudioBooks]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 36 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      5 out of 5 stars 38
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      5 out of 5 stars 38

    The intensely personal David Copperfield (widely regarded to be the most autobiographical of the author’s novels) is one of Dickens’ greatest works. We follow David Copperfield from birth and miserable childhood to inevitable tragedies, until he finally finds happiness later in life. Full of some of the most memorable characters in literary history. Nicholas Boulton’s depiction of the oily Uriah Heep and David Copperfield’s sinister stepfather, Murdstone, do the novel full justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A superb and moving piece of literature

    • By Robert on 03-04-13

    Regular price: £34.19

    • A Hero of Our Time

    • By: Mikhail Lermontov
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is an enigma: arrogant, cocky, melancholic, brave, cynic, romantic, loner, socialite, soldier, free soul, and yet, victim of the world, he eludes definition and remains a mystery to those who know him. Just who is he? And what does he hope to achieve? Evolving from first person to third person, and then into a diary, A Hero of Our Time takes on a variety of forms to interrogate Pechorin's cryptic character and his unusual philosophy, providing breathtaking descriptions of the Caucasus along the way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Quiet Gem of a Novel!

    • By Anonymous User on 11-07-18

    Regular price: £27.59

    • The Monk

    • By: Matthew Lewis
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton, Georgina Sutton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Father Ambrosio, the most pious and venerated monk in all of Madrid, is held as a paragon of virtue. But after 30 years of study and prayer, evil thoughts begin to permeate his mind. As two plots cleverly converge, torture, murder, incest, rape, poison, and magic prevail, sustained by an elegance in the writing of the 19-year-old Matthew Lewis.

    Regular price: £29.59

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