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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 133
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
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      5 out of 5 stars 120

    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 178
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
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      5 out of 5 stars 157

    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

    • 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 332
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    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

    • I, Witness

    • By: Niki Mackay
    • Narrated by: Camilla Rockley, Karen Cass, Peter Noble, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
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      4 out of 5 stars 137

    They say I'm a murderer. Six years ago, Kate Reynolds was found holding the body of her best friend, covered in blood, and clutching the knife that killed her. I plead guilty. Kate has been in prison ever since, but now her sentence is up. She is being released. But the truth is, I didn't do it. There's only one person who can help: Private Investigator Madison Attallee, the first officer on the scene all those years ago. But there's someone out there who doesn't want Kate digging up the past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm floored!

    • By Jenna Jenks on 25-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Boy Who Lived with the Dead

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It is 1920, and DI Albert Lincoln is still reeling from the disturbing events of the previous year. Before the war, he'd investigated the murder of a child in a Cheshire village, and now a woman has been murdered there and another child is missing. With the help of the village schoolmistress, Albert closes in on the original prewar killer. He soon realises the only witness is in grave danger, possibly from somebody he calls 'the Shadow Man'. And as he discovers more about the victims he finds information that might bring him a step closer to solving a mystery of his own.

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Stalingrad

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 407
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      5 out of 5 stars 366

    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

    • Quirkology

    • The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
    • By: Richard Wiseman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 589
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 583

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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
    • Superbly written and narrated

    • By Bob Upndown on 04-10-18
    • 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
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99

    • 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 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What an unbridled pleasure!

    • By Richard on 22-11-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • A High Mortality of Doves

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4 out of 5 stars 67

    It's 1919. The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still coming to terms with the loss of so many of its sons when the brutal murder of a young girl shatters its hard-won tranquility. Myrtle Bligh is found stabbed, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove. During the war Myrtle volunteered as a nurse, working at the nearby big house, Tarnhey Court. When two more women are found murdered, Inspector Albert Lincoln is sent up from London.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • historical stand alone crime

    • By AmyAlice on 04-09-17

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Utopia for Realists

    • By: Rutger Bregman
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 500

    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

    • A Line in the Sand

    • Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East
    • By: James Barr
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Through a stellar cast of politicians, diplomats, spies and soldiers, including T. E. Lawrence, Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle, A Line in the Sand vividly tells the story of the short but crucial era when Britain and France ruled the Middle East. It explains exactly how the old antagonism between these two powers inflamed the more familiar modern rivalry between the Arabs and the Jews and ultimately led to war between the British and the French in 1941 and between the Arabs and the Jews in 1948.

    • Britain, France and the struggle that shaped the Middle East
    • By: James Barr
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 29-11-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £14.39

    • 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 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • Vindolanda

    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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 Future of Capitalism

    • By: Paul Collier
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

     

    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.   

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • decent core message

    • By Anonymous User on 27-11-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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 297
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    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

    • Berlin

    • The Downfall: 1945
    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 253
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      5 out of 5 stars 226
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      5 out of 5 stars 224

    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

    • Adventures for a Lifetime

    • By: Ed Stafford, Ranulph Fiennes
    • Narrated by: Ed Stafford, Peter Noble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    An inspiring selection of hand-picked adventures, chosen by Ed Stafford. For those who don’t mind a bit of discomfort in order to experience the wilder side of our amazing planet. Open your mind and reboot your soul with these unforgettable adventures.

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Sword of Justice

    • By: Christian Cameron
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Political alliances are beginning to rupture. No state is immune: England, France, the Holy Roman Empire, Milan, Genoa, Venice, Constantinople.... Every mercenary knight for hundreds of miles must sharpen his sword and prepare for battle. But Sir William Gold has other problems. Just to reach Europe, he must capture its most unassailable fortress. He must also protect his liege-lord, the Green Count, from assassins hell-bent on his demise. The balance of power in the West will change. William Gold must trust to hope, and his men, that he lands on the winning side....

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Kolymsky Heights

    • By: Lionel Davidson
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    Kolymsky Heights: a frozen Siberian hell lost in endless night and the perfect location for an underground Russian research station. It's a place so secret, it doesn't officially exist.... Once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist is desperate to get a message to the outside world. So desperate he sends a plea across the wilderness to the west in order to summon the one man alive who can achieve the impossible....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Skip the introduction, it contains spoilers

    • By alice on 17-11-17

    Regular price: £26.79

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