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    • Courtney's War

    • By: Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 39

    Paris, 1939. Torn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives. Gerhard - despite his objections to the Nazi regime - is fighting for the Fatherland, hoping to one day have the opportunity to rid Germany of Hitler and his cronies. But as his unit is thrown into the hellish attrition of the Battle of Stalingrad, he knows his chances of survival are dwindling by the day....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My First Wilbur Smith . . . Not my last!

    • By Simon on 09-09-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Assegai

    • Courtney - Assegai, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    King and country. No matter the cost. With the backing of his uncle, General Penrod Ballantyne, young Leon Courtney joins the King's Rifles of Nairobi. When he becomes discouraged by the dishonesty of army life, his uncle recruits him for a special mission - spying on the Germans in East Africa, whom the General suspects are preparing for the Kaiser's war. Posing as a professional game hunter, Leon is tasked with gathering information on one of his clients, wealthy industrialist Otto Von Meerbach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Ken on 04-09-18
    • Courtney - Assegai, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 28-08-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Land You Never Leave

    • West of West, Book 2
    • By: Angus Watson
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    Newly and uneasily allied, two tribes from different worlds set off across the Ocean of Grass. Their mission is to fulfil a prophecy and take Ottar the Moaner west of west, to save mankind. In their way are the denizens of the Badlands, the most terrifying and powerful collection of murderers and monsters the world has ever seen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Wootah Hooter!

    • By Simon on 15-09-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Second World War

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 39 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 764

    A magisterial, single volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known, by our foremost military historian. The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Concise, Interesting and Entertaining

    • By David on 16-08-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Other Wife

    • By: Michael Robotham
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 687
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 634
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 632

     

    Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for 60 years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong. This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William's bedside, covered in his blood - a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer? 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really excellent

    • By mollyeyre on 16-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Arnhem

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 208
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out onto his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sosabowski and the Poles vindicated

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-05-18

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Legend

    • Drenai, Book 1
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741

    Druss, Captain of the Axe: the stories of his life were told everywhere. Instead of the wealth and fame he could have claimed, he had chosen a mountain lair, high in the lonely country bordering on the clouds. There the grizzled old warrior kept company with snow leopards and awaited his old enemy, death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Legends and Sagas!

    • By Simon on 26-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Bat

    • A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1
    • By: Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,726
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,716

    Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great introduction to Harry Hole.

    • By Richard on 04-12-12
    • A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1
    • By: Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Series: Harry Hole, Book 1
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 11-10-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2,185 ratings

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Kafka on the Shore

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 958
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 953

    Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. Kafka Tamura runs away from home at 15, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new dimension of fiction and sleep

    • By Clare on 24-07-08

    Regular price: £59.09

    • Slow Horses

    • Slough House, Book 1
    • By: Mick Herron
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 737
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 690
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688

    Slough House is Jackson Lamb’s kingdom; a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who’ve screwed up: left a secret file on a train, blown surveillance, or become drunkenly unreliable. They’re the service’s poor relations – the slow horses – and bitterest among them is River Cartwright, whose days are spent transcribing mobile phone conversations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intelligence, wit and great plot

    • By Kevin on 06-11-10

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Cockroaches

    • By: Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 897
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 899

    Harry is on a special mission. Detective Harry Hole arrives in a steaming hot Bangkok. The Norwegian ambassador has been found dead in a seedy motel room, and Harry has been sent to investigate. It’s clear that the Ambassador’s family are hiding some secrets of their own, but few people are willing to talk.He needs to solve a crime and avoid a scandal. When Harry lays hands on some incriminating CCTV footage, things only get more complicated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cochroaches by Jo Nesbo

    • By Steven on 08-12-13

    Regular price: £21.99

    • War Cry

    • By: Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest new member of the famed family, Saffron Courtney. Saffron grows up on a sprawling Kenyan estate, under the watchful eye of her father, prominent businessman and distinguished war veteran Leon Courtney. Her childhood is idyllic until a family tragedy forces her to grow up much faster than necessary. As she grows into a spirited teenager, her thirst for knowledge and adventure leads her to England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen ... leaves you hanging for more!

    • By Ozzie Osprey on 06-06-17

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Cold Summer

    • By: Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    On May 23, 1992, a roadside explosion killed the Palermo judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three police officers. A few weeks later judge Paolo Borsellino and five police officers were killed in the center of Palermo. These anti-mafia judges became heroes but the violence spread to the region of Bari in Puglia, where we meet a new, memorable character, Maresciallo Pietro Fenoglio, an officer of the Italian Carabinieri. Fenoglio, recently abandoned by his wife, must simultaneously deal with his personal crisis and the new gang wars raging around Bari. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's brilliant.

    • By Catherine on 17-09-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • London Rules

    • Slough House, Book 5
    • By: Mick Herron
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349

    London rules might not be written down, but everyone knows rule one. Cover your arse. Regent's Park's First Desk, Claude Whelan, is learning this the hard way. Tasked with protecting a beleaguered prime minister, he's facing attack from all directions himself: from the showboating MP who orchestrated the Brexit vote and now has his sights set on Number 10; from the showboat's wife, a tabloid columnist who's crucifying Whelan in print; and especially from his own deputy, Lady Di Taverner, who's alert for Claude's every stumble.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping. Brilliantly entertaining.

    • By Belinda on 09-02-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Thirst

    • Harry Hole, Book 11
    • By: Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044

    A woman is found murdered after an Internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant as normal

    • By Sue Edwards on 07-05-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Say You're Sorry

    • By: Michael Robotham
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 994
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745

    When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent plot, superbly narrated...

    • By Jill on 09-11-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Name of the Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 539
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 540

    This hugely engaging story of murder, superstition, religious politics and drama in a medieval monastery was one of the most striking novels to appear in the 1980s. The Name of the Rose is a thrilling story enriched with period detail and laced with tongue-in-cheek allusions to fictional characters, the most striking of which is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville, who displays many characteristics of Sherlock Holmes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sean Barrett does justice to this wonderful text.

    • By Booklover on 12-01-15

    Regular price: £64.99

    • Dead Lions

    • Slough House, Book 2
    • By: Mick Herron
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434

    London’s Slough House is where disgraced MI5 spies go to while away what’s left of their washed-up careers. Now they have a chance at redemption. An old Cold War-era spy is found dead on a bus outside Oxford, far from his usual haunts. Slough House’s head honcho, the despicable, irascible Jackson Lamb is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific

    • By Emma on 31-08-14

    Regular price: £15.09

    • The Redbreast: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 3

    • By: Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 985
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 677
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 672

    Harry Hole, drunkard, loner and brilliant detective is reassigned to surveillance after a high profile mistake. He’s bored by his new job until a report of a rare and unusual gun being fired sparks his interest because of its possible links to Neo Nazi activity. Then a former soldier is found with his throat cut. Next Harry’s former partner is murdered. Why had she been trying to reach Harry on the night her head was smashed in?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow burner, but thrilling finish

    • By Steven on 06-09-11

    Regular price: £24.09

    • The Devil’s Star: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 5

    • By: Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 935
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643

    young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star – a pentagram, the devil’s star. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work. A wave of similar murders is on the horizon. An emerging pattern suggests that Oslo has a serial killer on its hands....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absorbing, gripping thriller.

    • By Richard on 21-07-12

    Regular price: £24.09

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