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    • Churchill

    • By: Roy Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 38 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    In this magisterial book, Roy Jenkins' unparalleled command of the political history of Britain and his own high-level government experience combine in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A biography worthy of Churchill

    • By Francis on 29-11-07

    Regular price: £45.99

    • Six Days of War

    • June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
    • By: Michael B. Oren
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating acoount of the politics of a war

    • By Mark on 25-04-12

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Idiot [Blackstone]

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Prince Myshkin, is thrust into the heart of a society more concerned with wealth, power, and sexual conquest than the ideals of Christianity. Myshkin soon finds himself at the center of a violent love triangle in which a notorious woman and a beautiful young girl become rivals for his affections. Extortion, scandal, and murder follow, testing the wreckage left by human misery to find "man in man."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • tremendous but a bit difficult to follow

    • By osama on 04-11-16

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

    • By: Benvenuto Cellini
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Master Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and writer Benvenuto Cellini is best remembered for his magnificent autobiography. In this work, which was actually begun in 1558 but not published until 1730, Cellini beautifully chronicles his flamboyant times. He tells of his adventures in Italy and France, and his relations with popes, kings, and fellow artists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Book I ever read (listened)

    • By Eben on 18-07-11

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Ian Fleming

    • The Man Behind James Bond
    • By: Andrew Lycett
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 21 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Sportsman, womanizer, naval commander, world-traveler, spy, this suave Old Etonian creator of the Cold War's archetypal secret agent was infinitely more complicated and interesting than his major fictional character, Agent 007.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Reasonable Biography Spoiled by the Production

    • By Tim on 18-10-07

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Greenmantle

    • By: John Buchan
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Secret agent Richard Hannay travels across war-torn Europe in search of a German plot and an Islamic messiah. He is joined by three others: John S. Blenkiron, an American who is determined to battle the Kaiser; Peter Pienaar, an old Boer Scout; and the colorful Sandy Arbuthnot, who is modeled on Lawrence of Arabia. Their success or failure could change the outcome of the First World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Derring-do and stiff-upper-lips

    • By Serena on 01-04-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Sovereignty of God

    • By: A. W. Pink
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Present day conditions," writes Pink, "call loudly for a new examination and new presentation of God's omnipotence, God's sufficiency, God's sovereignty. From every pulpit in the land it needs to be thundered forth that God still lives, that God still observes, that God still reigns. Faith is now in the crucible, it is being tested by fire, and there is no fixed and sufficient resting place for the heart and mind but in The Throne of God.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Oscar Wilde

    • By: Frank Harris
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Frank Harris, a journalist and editor, delighted in Oscar Wilde's genial wit and self-assurance. Wilde's verbal charms evoked Harris' financial and emotional support when Victorian England disdained the playwright for his paganism and imprisoned him for "homosexual offenses". Harris relates the proceedings of Wilde's trial and the malice that sent him to France after release from prison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating and highly informative.

    • By Charming Charlie on 01-10-14

    Regular price: £20.29

    • C.H. Spurgeon's Autobiography, Volume II

    • The Full Harvest
    • By: C. H. Spurgeon
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Throughout the autobiography, Spurgeon records those aspects of life that only an autobiography can: his family circle, the daily labor behind his public works, and the feelings which led him to resist the reformation of the Faith of the Churches. Above all, he records his experiences of God's grace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic

    • By Michael on 07-01-12

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, Tobias Smollett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 36 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Don Quixote, the world's first novel and by far the best-known book in Spanish literature, was originally intended by Cervantes as a satire on traditional popular ballads, yet he also parodied the romances of chivalry. By happy coincidence he produced one of the most entertaining adventure stories of all time and, in Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, two of the greatest characters in fiction.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Much stranger than I thought

    • By Anthony on 26-09-06

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Men of Iron

    • By: Howard Pyle
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    This is a story of the days of chivalry in England and of young Myles Falworth, son of a lord unjustly disgraced for treason, who was forced to make his fortune as best he might in the days when men seemed made of iron. How he entered the service of a powerful lord, rose to knighthood, defeated his father's old enemy in thrilling combat, and at last won the friendship of the king is told against a background of the dangerous times of the 14th century that makes them live again.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Crome Yellow

    • By: Aldous Huxley
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    One of the greatest prose writers and social commentators of the 20th century, Aldous Huxley here introduces us to a delightfully cynical, comic, and severe group of artists and intellectuals engaged in the most free-thinking and modern kind of talk imaginable. Poetry, occultism, ancestral history, and Italian primitive painting are just a few of the subjects competing for discussion among the amiable cast of eccentrics drawn together at Crome, an intensely English country manor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Makes a change

    • By marie on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £13.59

    • White Hunters

    • By: Brian Herne
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A little over 100 years ago, East Africa was terra incognita to most whites: a land largely unmapped, sparsely settled by Europeans, and teeming with wildlife. It was the hunter-adventurer's paradise, and by the early 20th century, a small, lionhearted clan of explorers and big-game hunters began leading safaris there for money.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excitement and Tragedy go hand-in-hand

    • By Ben on 01-05-11

    Regular price: £22.39

    • Queen Margot

    • By: Alexandre Dumas
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The last years of King Charles IX's reign in France were dominated by religious wars between Catholics and Protestants. Queen Margot begins in 1572 with the marriage of Marguerite de Valois to Henri de Navarre. Marguerite is King Charles' sister and the daughter of Henri II and Catherine de Medici, all firm Catholics. Henri de Navarre is a Protestant who later will become the beloved King Henri IV. Several important political events have led up to this marriage including the mysterious murder of Henri de Navarre's mother, cleverly plotted by Catherine de Medici. The wedding brings noblemen from all over the world to Paris resulting in the notorious Saint Bartholomew Massacre, where thousands of Protestants are killed. In this inventive and compelling novel, Dumas brings an extraordinary period of history vividly to life with much excitement and romance. The lively prose and wonderfully constructed plot tell of court intrigues and forbidden love, of beautiful queens, duchesses, and noblemen, suspense, conspiracies, betrayals, assassinations, superstitions, poisonings, and sumptuous feasts. With well-known historical figures as main characters in a dangerous and breathtaking game for power, Queen Margot tells of conspiracies, clandestine trysts, and daring escapes. There is the infamous Catherine de Medici, deliciously evil, constantly plotting and poisoning; Le Mole, a dashing and irresistable young Protestant who becomes Marguerite's lover; the noble Coconnos who provides a great source of comic relief; and at the center of all this intrigue are the good-hearted Marguerite and Henri who are perfect political allies with complicated and fascinating love lives.

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Phantom Major

    • By: Virginia Cowles
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
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      5 out of 5 stars 57

    In the dark and uncertain days of 1941 and 1942, when Rommel's tanks were sweeping towards Suez, a handful of daring raiders were making history for the Allies. They operated deep behind the German lines, often driving hundreds of miles through the deserts of North Africa. They hid by day and struck by night, destroying aircraft, blowing up ammunition dumps, derailing trains, and killing many times their own number.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Phantom Major

    • By Stephen on 19-08-05

    Regular price: £18.39

    • The Children's Homer

    • By: Padraic Colum
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    This reissue of the 1919 classic combines the immortal stories from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into one glorious saga of heroism and magical adventure. Beloved by generations, Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of these epic adventures is remarkably fresh, consistently spellbinding, and unmatched for its richness and poetry.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Chopped About

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-05-13

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Scaramouche

    • By: Rafael Sabatini
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    With swordfights and romance, adventure and treachery set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, this is the book that made Sabatini famous. Andre-Louis Moreau has good prospects as a young lawyer, but an unfair duel with the ruthlessly cruel Count de La Tour d'Azyr leaves Andre-Louis' best friend dead and Andre-Louis himself a fugitive from the King's justice. While incognito, he becomes both a wildly popular actor and a firebrand of the Revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic!

    • By Miko on 22-09-17

    Regular price: £21.19

    • Memories and Adventures

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    "I have had a life which, for variety and romance, could, I think, hardly be exceeded. I have known what it was to be a poor man and I have known what it was to be fairly affluent. I have sampled every kind of human experience. I have known many of the most remarkable men of my time. I have had a long literary career after a medical training which gave me the MD of Edinburgh...I have traveled as Doctor to a whaler for seven months in the Arctic and afterwards in the West Coast of Africa." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Shame about the repetitions

    • By Jane M. on 23-01-17

    Regular price: £23.09

    • Abraham Lincoln

    • By: Lord Charnwood
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    For nearly 90 years, Lord Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln has been the standard life history of the Great Emancipator. It has become one of the great classics of modern biography and has been read by millions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elegant and detailed.

    • By Catherine on 14-01-18

    Regular price: £25.69

    • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • By: John Bunyan
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    This is the enthralling account of a Christian's epic journey. With a burden on his back, Christian reads a book that tells him that the city in which he and his family dwell will be set ablaze. Christian flees from the City of Destruction and journeys through the Slough of Despond, the Interpreter's House, the House Beautiful, the Valley of Humiliation, the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Vanity Fair, Doubting Castle, and the Delectable Mountains, and finally reaches the Celestial City.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vibrant classic

    • By ChangePro on 09-08-11

    Regular price: £18.99

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