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    • Human Universe

    • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

    Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum, the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring stuff

    • By Mrspatriciacherry on 09-05-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Brighton Rock

    • By: Graham Greene
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 673
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 549

    An unabridged audio edition of Graham Greene's classic gang-war thriller. A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold, who is determined to avenge a death.... Read by Samuel West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent.

    • By Abi on 09-04-11

    Regular price: £18.09

    • On the Future

    • Prospects for Humanity
    • By: Martin Rees
    • Narrated by: Martin Rees, Samuel West
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Humanity has reached a critical moment. Our world is unsettled and rapidly changing, and we face existential risks over the next century. Various outcomes - good and bad - are possible. Yet our approach to the future is characterized by short-term thinking, polarizing debates, alarmist rhetoric, and pessimism. In this short, exhilarating book, renowned scientist and best-selling author Martin Rees argues that humanity’s prospects depend on our taking a very different approach to planning for tomorrow.

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Forces of Nature

    • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    Professor Brian Cox uncovers some of the most extraordinary natural events on Earth and in the universe and beyond. From the immensity of the universe and the roundness of Earth to the form of every single snowflake, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing. In seeking to understand the everyday world, the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home, we develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to step beyond the everyday.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Supporting documents are needed

    • By Honest Dude on 25-01-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Grimm Tales for Young and Old

    • By: Philip Pullman
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 297
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 221

    In this enchanting selection of fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman presents his 50 favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm in a 'clear as water' retelling, making them feel fresh and unfamiliar with his dark, distinctive voice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spellbinding

    • By Margy Otter on 06-10-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Wind Singer

    • The Wind on Fire Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: William Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    In Aramanth, exams are everything. When Kestrel rebels, her family are sentenced to the harshest punishment. To save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the wind singer and she sets out to discover the true source of the evil that grips Aramanth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Imaginative, unpredictable and absorbing

    • By Knucklebones on 23-08-14

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Breaking News

    • By: Alan Rusbridger
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    The President of the United States regularly lies to the public and accuses anyone who criticises him of being fake. Politicians openly rubbish the views of 'so called experts', dissemble and mislead. So how do we hold those in power accountable? Fox News, Breitbart Media and the Murdoch papers peddle views not news, pushing politically motivated agendas. So, where can we look for reliable, verifiable sources of news and information? What does it mean for democracy? And what will the future hold?  

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Last Bus to Woodstock

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    The death of Sylvia Kaye figured dramatically in Thursday afternoon's edition of the Oxford Mail. By Friday evening Inspector Morse had informed the nation that the police were looking for a dangerous man - facing charges of willful murder, sexual assault and rape. But as the obvious leads fade into twilight and darkness, Morse becomes more and more convinced that passion holds the key....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • No Case for Re-Morse

    • By Simon on 06-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Eye of the Needle

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 43

    It is 1944 and weeks before D-day. The Allies are disguising their invasion plans with a phony armada of ships and planes. Their plan would be ruined if an enemy agent found out...and then The Needle - Hitler’s prize undercover agent, a cold and professional killer - does just that. Hunted by MI5, he leads a murderous trail across Britain to a waiting U-boat. But he hasn't planned for a storm-battered island and the remarkable young woman who lives there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ripping yarn

    • By Mrs P M Knapton on 13-09-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Black Beauty

    • An Audible Original Drama
    • By: Anna Sewell, R. D. Carstairs - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Samuel West, Samantha Bond, Tamzin Outhwaite, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Framed as a first-person narrative from the eponymous horse, this much-loved family classic follows Black Beauty's journey from a well-born colt to a painfully overworked cab horse. Brimming with vivid detail and relatable characters, each chapter of Black Beauty's long and varied life communicates an important message about kindness, sympathy and understanding.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! This is just awesome!

    • By Karena Zoe on 24-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Way Through the Woods

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 10
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    They called her the Swedish Maiden - the beautiful young tourist who disappeared on a hot summer's day somewhere in North Oxford. Twelve months later the case remained unsolved - pending further developments. On holiday in Lyme Regis, Chief Inspector Morse is startled to read a tantalising article in The Times about the missing woman. An article which lures him back to Wytham Woods near Oxford...and straight into the most extraordinary murder investigation of his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The way through by Colin Dexter

    • By David on 18-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • House of Cards

    • House of Cards Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Michael Dobbs
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Michael Dobbs’ entertaining tale of skulduggery and intrigue within the Palace of Westminster has been a huge hit with the public. Its scheming hero, Chief Whip Francis Urquhart, who uses fair means and foul to become Prime Minister, is one of the best-known characters of the last decade - the politician we all love to hate. Acclaimed for its authenticity and insights into a secret world - the result of many years working behind the scenes for the Conservative Party - it became a highly popular, award-winning BBC TV series, with Francis Urquhart memorably portrayed by Ian Richardson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent - a wicked insight into British Estab.

    • By Bel on 17-07-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Dead of Jericho

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Anne Scott's address was scribbled on a crumpled note in the pocket of Morse's smartest suit. He turned the corner of Canal Street, Jericho, on the afternoon of Wednesday, 3rd October. He hadn't planned a second visit. But he was back later the same day - as the officer in charge of a suicide investigation....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well narrated, improves story

    • By Mary Carnegie on 03-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Service of All the Dead

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The sweet countenance of Reason greeted Morse serenely when he woke and told him that it would be no bad idea to have a quiet look at the problem itself before galloping off to a solution. Chief Inspector Morse was alone among the congregation in suspecting continued unrest in the quiet parish of St Frideswide's. Most people could still remember the churchwarden's murder. A few could still recall the murderer's suicide. Now even the police had closed the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • “Beware of Anglo-Catholics”

    • By Mary Carnegie on 02-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Last Seen Wearing

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    The statements before Inspector Morse appeared to confirm the bald, simple truth. After leaving home to return to school, teenager Valerie Taylor had completely vanished, and the trail had gone cold. Until two years, three months and two days after Valerie's disappearance, somebody decides to supply some surprising new evidence for the case....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent narration

    • By Nick on 23-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Morse had never ceased to wonder why, with the staggering advances in medical science, all pronouncements concerning times of death seemed so disconcertingly vague. The newly appointed member of the Oxford Examinations Syndicate was deaf, provincial and gifted. Now he is dead.... And his murder, in his north Oxford home, proves to be the start of a formidably labyrinthine case for Chief Inspector Morse, as he tries to track down the killer through the insular and bitchy world of the Oxford Colleges....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great reading of an absorbing story

    • By First Impressions on 19-02-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Under the Net

    • By: Iris Murdoch
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Iris Murdoch's first novel is set in a part of London where struggling writers rub shoulders with successful bookies, and film starlets with frantic philosophers. Its hero, Jake Donaghue, is a drifting, clever, likeable young man who makes a living out of translation work and sponging on his friends. A meeting with Anna, an old flame, leads him into a series of fantastic adventures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Over the net

    • By Francis on 18-07-11

    Regular price: £20.09

    • Death Is Now My Neighbour

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 12
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    The murder of a young woman... A cryptic 17th-century love poem... And a photograph of a mystery grey-haired man... More than enough to set Chief Inspector E. Morse on the trail of a killer. And it's a trail that leads him to Lonsdale College, where the contest between Julian Storrs and Dr Denis Cornford for the coveted position of Master is hotting up. But then Morse faces a greater, far more personal crisis....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the master Colin Dexter

    • By Mrs A M Melville on 08-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Jewel That Was Ours

    • Inspector Morse Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: Colin Dexter
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    For Oxford, the arrival of 27 American tourists is nothing out of the ordinary...until one of their number is found dead in Room 310 at the Randolph Hotel. It looks like a sudden - and tragic - accident. Only Chief Inspector Morse appears not to overlook the simultaneous theft of a jewel-encrusted antique from the victim's handbag.... Then, two days later, a naked and battered corpse is dragged from the River Cherwell. A coincidence? Maybe. But this time Morse is determined to prove the link....

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Woodlanders

    • By: Thomas Hardy
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Set in the Dorset landscape familiar to Hardy novels, The Woodlanders concerns the fortunes of Giles Winterborne, whose love for the well-do-do Grace Melbury is challenged by the arrival of a dashing and dissolute doctor, Edred Fitzpiers. When the mysterious Mrs Charmond further complicates the romantic entanglements, marital choice and class mobility become inextricably linked.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent read

    • By linda on 03-06-13

    Regular price: £19.69

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