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    • A Brief History of Seven Killings

    • By: Marlon James
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Cherise Boothe, Dwight Bacquie, and others
    • Length: 26 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 632

    On 3 December 1976, just weeks before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hope it wins Booker.

    • By Musicista on 30-09-15

    Regular price: £31.29

    • The Poisonwood Bible

    • By: Barbara Kingsolver
    • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438

    The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to Scripture - is calamitously transformed on African soil.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent read

    • By metalwork on 22-09-10

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition

    • By: Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, Coleman Barks - translator, John Moyne - translator, and others
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of listeners, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of 13th-century Sufi mystic Rumi more popular than ever. 

    Regular price: £22.49

    • I Am Legend

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042

    In I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world, and those unfortunate enough to survive are transformed into blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on earth. Everyone else has become a vampire, and they are all hungry for Neville's blood. By day, he stalks the sleeping undead, by night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic brilliance.

    • By mollymoon1 on 08-03-11

    Regular price: £13.19

    • 9 from the Nine Worlds

    • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
    • By: Rick Riordan
    • Narrated by: Stephen Graybill, Devon Sorvari, Nick Chamian, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Travel the Nine Worlds with your favourite characters from the world of Magnus Chase in a brand-new series of adventures. Find out why Amir Fadlan hates clothes shopping in Midgard, see how Mallory Keen learns in icy Niflheim that insulting a dragon can be a good idea, and join Alex Fierro as they play with fire (and a disco sword) in the home of the fire giants, Muspellheim. But watch out for Thor, who is jogging through all Nine Worlds so he can log his million steps - and is raising quite a stink....

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The Secret History of the Mongol Queens

    • How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire
    • By: Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The Mongol queens of the 13th century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: “Let us reward our female offspring.” Only this hint of a father’s legacy for his daughters remained of a much larger story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, interesting, enligtening

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-12-15

    Regular price: £25.69

    • The Greatest Game Ever Played

    • Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf
    • By: Mark Frost
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon came from different worlds and different generations, but their passion for golf set them on parallel paths that would collide in the greatest match their sport had ever known.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book on Golf

    • By Peter Campbell on 08-11-18

    Regular price: £29.59

    • I Am Legend and Other Stories

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Yuri Rasovsky
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In Matheson's vampire classic I Am Legend, a plague has decimated the world and transformed the unfortunate survivors into bloodthirsty creatures of the night. Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth. Every other man, woman, and child has become a vampire hungry for Neville's blood. By day he is the hunter, stalking the sleeping undead through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night he barricades himself in his home and prays for the dawn. How long can one man survive in a world of vampires?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good story, audio book performance (or Audible app) had some strange pauses

    • By C on 30-07-18

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Discrimination and Disparities

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Discrimination and Disparities challenges believers in such one-factor explanations of economic outcome differences as discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. It is listenable enough for people with no prior knowledge of economics. Yet the empirical evidence with which it backs up its analysis spans the globe and challenges beliefs across the ideological spectrum.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too late I found Thomas Sowell

    • By Jas Singh on 16-06-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Zero History

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Hollis Henry worked for the global marketing magnate Hubertus Bigend once before. She never meant to repeat the experience. But she's broke, and Bigend never feels it's beneath him to use whatever power comes his way - in this case, the power of money to bring Hollis onto his team again. Not that she knows what the "team" is up to - not at first. When a Department of Defence contract for combat-wear turns out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers, Bigend finds himself adrift in a seriously dangerous world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable conclusion to Blue Ant series

    • By Edg on 08-01-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • A Higher Call

    • The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During World War Two
    • By: Adam Makos, Larry Alexander
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 140

    Four days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Suddenly, a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on his tail. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber in the squeeze of a trigger. What happened next would later be called 'the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II.'

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • George's review

    • By George on 04-11-16

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The House of Morgan

    • An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
    • By: Ron Chernow
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 34 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped the world on both sides of the Atlantic, The House of Morgan traces the trajectory of the J. P.Morgan empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the crash of 1987. Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the private saga of the Morgans and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved. Based on extensive interviews and access to the family and business archives, The House of Morgan is an investigative masterpiece.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • monotonous read

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-17

    Regular price: £36.69

    • As I Lay Dying

    • By: William Faulkner
    • Narrated by: Marc Cashman, Robertson Dean, Lina Patel, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    At the heart of this 1930 novel is the Bundren family's bizarre journey to Jefferson to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Faulkner lets each family member, including Addie, and others along the way tell their private responses to Addie's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A stream of voices in the dry wilderness?.

    • By Welsh Mafia on 13-09-08

    Regular price: £23.49

    • Neptune's Inferno

    • The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
    • By: James D. Hornfischer
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    With The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of Ghosts, James D. Hornfischer created essential and enduring narratives about America’s World War II Navy, works of unique immediacy distinguished by rich portraits of ordinary men in extremis and exclusive new information. Now he does the same for the deadliest, most pivotal naval campaign of the Pacific war: Guadalcanal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How the US Navy fought for Guadalcanal

    • By Andy on 06-06-14

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Hiroshima Diary

    • The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945
    • By: Michihiko Hachiya MD
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    The late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were awesome, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness. Dr. Hachiya's compelling diary was originally published by the UNC Press in 1955, with the help of Dr. Warner Wells of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Completely different insight

    • By Eve on 11-02-15

    Regular price: £22.89

    • What Dreams May Come

    • By: Richard Matheson
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    What happens to us after we die? Chris Nielsen had no idea, until an unexpected accident cut his life short, separating him from his beloved wife, Annie. Now Chris must discover the true nature of life after death. But even Heaven is not complete without Annie, and the divided soul mates will do anything to reach each other across the boundaries between life and death. When tragedy threatens to divide them forever, Chris risks his very soul to save Annie from an eternity of despair.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightenment

    • By Db on 31-07-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Carolina Moon

    • By: Nora Roberts
    • Narrated by: Dean Robertson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Tory Bodeen grew up in a run-down house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt—and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. Her one escape was her neighbor Hope, whose friendship allowed Tory to be the child she wasn't allowed to be at home. Then Hope was brutally murdered, and everything fell apart. Now, as she returns to Progress with plans to settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, Tory is determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from the haunting visions of the past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration!!

    • By Cheri on 28-05-16

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Shadow Factory

    • The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America
    • By: James Bamford
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    In The Shadow Factory, James Bamford, the foremost expert on National Security Agency, charts its transformation since 9/11, as the legendary code breakers turned their ears away from outside enemies, such as the Soviet Union, and inward to enemies whose communications increasingly crisscross America.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • complex and thorough

    • By Matt on 06-03-16

    Regular price: £29.29

    • Future Crimes

    • A Journey to the Dark Side of Technology - and How to Survive It
    • By: Marc Goodman
    • Narrated by: Marc Goodman, Robertson Dean
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    The New York Times best seller. Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest and most innovative adopters of technology, and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank accounts, and wiping out computer servers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking

    • By John Thurman on 24-08-15

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Knowledge and Decisions

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    This reissue of Thomas Sowell’s classic study of decision making, which includes a preface by the author, updates his seminal work in the context of The Vision of the Anointed. Sowell, one of America’s most celebrated public intellectuals, describes in concrete detail how knowledge is shared and disseminated throughout modern society. He warns that society suffers from an ever-widening gap between firsthand knowledge and decision making—a gap that threatens not only our economic and political efficiency but our very freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing amazing amazing

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-03-19

    Regular price: £29.59

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