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    • Vietnam

    • An Epic History of a Divisive War 1945-1975
    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble, Max Hastings - introduction
    • Length: 33 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Vietnam became the Western world’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle. He portrays the set pieces of Dienbienphu, the Tet offensive, the air blitz of North Vietnam and less familiar battles such as the bloodbath at Daido.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vietnam

    • By Nanbar3 on 03-10-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Explorer

    • By: Katherine Rundell
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 147
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
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      5 out of 5 stars 128

    Fred awoke to find that a snake was watching him and that there was an aeroplane in the trees. It was on fire. Being on fire was a quality it shared with much of the surrounding jungle. After crashing hundreds of miles from civilisation in the Amazon rainforest, Fred, Con, Lila and Max are utterly alone and in grave danger. They have no food, no water and no chance of being rescued. But they are alive, and they have hope. As they negotiate the wild jungle, they begin to find signs that something - someone - has been there before them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • THE EXPLORER

    • By Shoko on 07-01-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Quirkology

    • The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 541

    For over 20 years, psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman has examined the quirky science of everyday life. In Quirkology, he navigates the backwaters of human behavior, discovering the telltale signs that give away a liar, the secret science behind speed dating and personal ads, and what a person's sense of humour reveals about the innermost workings of their mind - all along paying tribute to others who have carried out similarly weird and wonderful work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating, fun and quirky!

    • By emma on 21-06-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Utopia for Realists

    • By: Rutger Bregman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 475

    We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, when technology and so-called progress have made us richer but more uncertain than ever before. We have questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. So, too, does the time seem to be coming to an end when we looked to economists to help us define the qualities necessary to create a successful society. We need a new movement.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Food for thought...

    • By Lister on 18-04-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Zero Point

    • Owner Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    Earth's Zero Asset citizens no longer face extermination. Thanks to Alan Saul, the Committee's despotic network is in ruins, and its robotic enforcers lie dormant. But the ruthless Serene Galahad sees an opportunity to grab power. On Mars, Var Delex fights for Antares Base's survival while the Argus Space Station hurtles towards the red planet. And Var knows whoever, or whatever, trashed Earth is still aboard. She must not only save the base but deal with the first signs of rebellion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent trilogy of quality writing and narration

    • By M Fowler on 17-01-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Jupiter War

    • Owner Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Alan Saul is now part human and part machine, and our solar system isn't big enough to hold him. He craves the stars but can't leave yet. His sister, Var, is trapped on Mars, on the wrong side of a rebellion, and Saul's human side won't let her die. He must leave Argus Station to stage a dangerous rescue - but mutiny is brewing onboard, as Saul's robots make his crew feel increasingly redundant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic classic sf series

    • By M. Young on 02-12-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Other Minds

    • The Octopus and The Evolution of Intelligent Life
    • By: Peter Godfrey-Smith
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265

    A philosopher dons a wet suit and journeys into the depths of consciousness. Peter Godfrey-Smith is a leading philosopher of science. He is also a scuba diver whose underwater videos of warring octopuses have attracted wide notice. In this audiobook he brings his parallel careers together to tell a bold new story of how nature became aware of itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • stunning look at the evolution of thinking...

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-03-18

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Departure

    • Owner Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 250

    The Argus Space Station looks down on a nightmarish Earth. And from this safe distance, the Committee enforces its despotic rule. There are too many people and too few resources, and they need 12 billion to die before Earth can be stabilized. So corruption is rife, people starve, and the poor are policed by mechanized overseers and identity-reader guns. Citizens already fear the brutal Inspectorate with its pain inducers. But to reach its goals, the Committee will unleash satellite laser weaponry, taking carnage to a new level.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A story of two halves

    • By J Hitch on 22-01-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Stalingrad

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 362
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      5 out of 5 stars 326
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      5 out of 5 stars 323

    The battle for Stalingrad became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome, vicious war on the eastern front. The citizens of Stalingrad endured unimaginable hardship; the battle, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting in each room of each building, was brutally destructive to both armies. But the eventual victory of the Red Army, and the failure of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, was the first defeat of Hitler's territorial ambitions in Europe and the start of his decline.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply the best

    • By Dave on 29-09-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Operation Sealion

    • How Britain Crushed the German War Machine's Dreams of Invasion in 1940
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
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      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 39

    The thrilling true account of Hitler's first defeat. One of Britain's most remarkable victories of the Second World War. In the summer of 1940, the Nazi war machine was at its zenith. France, Denmark, Norway and the Low Countries were all under occupation after a series of lightning military campaigns. Only Britain stood in the way of the complete triumph of Nazi tyranny. But for the first time in the war, Hitler did not prevail. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely brilliant

    • By mat brown on 17-06-18
    • How Britain Crushed the German War Machine's Dreams of Invasion in 1940
    • By: Leo McKinstry
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 24-05-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 44 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Kill for Me

    • Victor the Assassin, Book 8
    • By: Tom Wood
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    For years, two sisters have vied for the turf of their dead crime boss father. Across the streets of Guatemala City, bodies have piled up; the US Drug Enforcement Agency, operating far from its own borders, is powerless to stop the fighting. But now one sister has a weapon that could finally win the war - a cold, amoral hitman known, fittingly, as 'Victor'. Freed from previous employers the CIA and MI6, Victor is a killer for hire whose sense of self-preservation trumps all else. Yet as betrayal and counterbetrayal unspool in the vicious family feud, Victor finds himself at the centre of a storm even he could be powerless to stop.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • WTF has happened to Victor?

    • By Graham Wall on 26-07-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Total Competition

    • Lessons in Strategy from Formula One
    • By: Ross Brawn, Adam Parr
    • Narrated by: Adam Parr, Peter Noble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246

    Total Competition is the most compelling, comprehensive and revealing insight into what it takes to get to the top in Formula One that has ever been published. Across four decades, Ross Brawn was one of the most innovative and successful technical directors and then team principals in Formula One. Leading Benetton, Ferrari, Honda, Brawn and Mercedes, he worked with drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton to make them world champions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Are You Ambitious? This is MUST READ

    • By Mr Richard J Baker on 13-12-17

    Regular price: £14.39

    • Wild Signs and Star Paths

    • The Keys to Our Lost Sixth Sense
    • By: Tristan Gooley
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Tristan Gooley shows how it is possible to achieve a level of outdoors awareness that will enable you to sense direction from stars and plants, forecast weather from woodland sounds and predict the next action of an animal from its body language - instantly. Although once common, this now rare awareness would be labelled by many as a 'sixth sense'. We have become so distanced from this way of experiencing our environment that it may initially seem hard to believe that it is possible, but Tristan Gooley uses a collection of 'keys' to show how everyone can develop this ability and enjoy the outdoors in an exciting way - one that is both new and ancient. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The voice?

    • By Gabrielle Dickinson on 05-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Vindolanda

    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    AD, 98. The bustling army base at Vindolanda lies on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world. In just over 20 years' time, the Emperor Hadrian will build his famous wall. But for now, defences are weak as tribes rebel against Rome. It falls to Flavius Ferox, Briton and Roman centurion, to keep the peace. But it will take more than just a soldier's courage to survive life in Roman Britain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At last a proper roman novel

    • By The Curator on 09-02-18

    Regular price: £26.09

    • The Soldier

    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    A hidden corner of space is swarming with lethal alien technology, a danger to all sentient life. It's guarded by Orlandine, who must keep it contained at any cost - as it has the power to destroy entire civilizations. She schemes from her state-of-the-art weapons station, with only an alien intelligence to share her vigil. But she doesn't share everything with Dragon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book and narration

    • By paul sparks on 14-06-18

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Berlin

    • The Downfall: 1945
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 235
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      5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 207

    The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army. Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • War and horror

    • By Margaret on 11-08-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Luck Factor

    • The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Why do some people lead happy, successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? Why do some find their perfect partners whilst others stagger from one broken relationship to the next? What enables some people to have successful careers whilst others find themselves trapped in jobs they detest? And can unlucky people do anything to improve their luck - and lives?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A short paragraph of common sense padded out .

    • By Adam.W on 22-12-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Last Wilderness

    • A Journey into Silence
    • By: Neil Ansell
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    The experience of being in nature alone is here set within the context of a series of walks that Neil Ansell takes into the most remote parts of Britain, the rough bounds in the Scottish Highlands. He illustrates the impact of being alone as part of nature rather than outside it. As a counterpoint, Neil Ansell also writes of the changes in the landscape and how his hearing loss affects his relationship with nature as the calls of the birds he knows so well become silent to him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolute Gem

    • By Rodrigo on 20-09-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Future of Capitalism

    • By: Paul Collier
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy versus developing countries. As these divides deepen, we have lost the sense of ethical obligation to others that was crucial to the rise of post-war social democracy. So far these rifts have been answered only by the revivalist ideologies of populism and socialism, leading to the seismic upheavals of Trump, Brexit and the return of the far right in Germany. We have heard many critiques of capitalism but no one has laid out a realistic way to fix it, until now.   

    Regular price: £21.99

    • War Factory

    • Transformation, Book 2
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    One seeks judgment, another faces damnation and one man will have his revenge.... Thorvald Spear is losing his mind as he drowns in dark memories that aren't his own. Penny Royal, rogue artificial intelligence, has linked Spear with the stored personalities of those it's murdered. And whether the AI seeks redemption or has some more sinister motive, Spear needs to destroy it. He feels the anger of the dead and shares their pain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great continuation of first book

    • By Amazon Customer on 30-08-18

    Regular price: £24.99

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