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    • Slow Horses

    • Slough House, Book 1
    • By: Mick Herron
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 929
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 868
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 864

    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
    • More Smiley than Pilgrim

    • By Robert on 17-08-17

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Real Tigers

    • Slough House, Book 3
    • By: Mick Herron
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492

    London's Slough House is where disgraced MI5 operatives are reassigned to spend the rest of their spy careers pushing paper. But when one of these 'slow horses' is kidnapped by a former soldier bent on revenge, the agents uncover a larger web of intrigue that involves not only a group of private mercenaries but also the highest authorities in the Security Service.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Undiluted enjoyment

    • By Earnest on 10-03-16

    Regular price: £20.69

    • A Sparrow Falls

    • Courtney, Book 3
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    From the trenches of France, General Sean Courtney comes back to fame, fortune and a seat in the government. Mark Anders, the courageous young South African whom he has come to regard as his own son, returns to nothing, his grandfather murdered and his property seized by an unknown company. At the bottom of the mystery is Sean's son Dirk, the jealous, violent and power-crazed genius whose all-consuming hatred can only end in blood.... A Sparrow Falls is the thrilling third novel in the Courtney series, continuing from When the Lion Feeds and The Sound of Thunder.

    Regular price: £25.99

    • 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 1,326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,057
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,052

    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

    • Fear on 4

    • 13 Chilling BBC Radio 4 Dramas
    • By: BBC, Various
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey, Bernard Cribbins, Edward de Souza, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    An unsettling collection of full-cast dramas from the long-running BBC Radio 4 horror series. Throughout five series of Fear on 4 from 1988-1997, Edward de Souza was The Man in Black, a sinister raconteur who introduced a weekly half hour of terror and suspense. Here, he welcomes us to his house of horrors as he presents 13 terrifying tales that will make your flesh crawl. With eerie sound effects that enhance the atmosphere of dread, these bloodcurdling adaptations run the gamut from the mysterious to the macabre. With superb casts including Imelda Staunton, Bernard Cribbins, Anna Massey, Thora Hird and Sean Barrett.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly Bizzare

    • By diggergig on 22-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 552
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 502

    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 Sound of Thunder

    • Courtney, Book 2
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    The second novel in Wilbur Smith's The Courtneys series, The Sound of Thunder is a powerful story of family tragedy set against the backdrop of the ravages of the Second Boer War. 'Only once in his life had Sean met a man whose strength matched his own - and now, again, they were pitted against each other....' Sean Courtney, impulsive adventurer of When the Lion Feeds, returns from the wildnerness a rich man - until he is robbed by the Boers of his wagons, his gold and the girl he loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Vivien Green on 03-12-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • When the Lion Feeds

    • The Courtneys, Book 1
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    It is the 1870s, and twin brothers Sean and Garrick Courtney are born into the wilds of Natal. They could not be more different, and fate, war and the jealous schemes of a woman are to drive them even further apart. But as history unfolds, a continent is awakening. And on the horizon is the promise of fortune, adventure, destiny and love.... When the Lion Feeds is the best-selling novel that launched Wilbur Smith's stellar career and the first in the riveting saga of the Courtney brothers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Jeremy Cook on 02-12-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Other Wife

    • By: Michael Robotham
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 807
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744

     

    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

    • The Name of the Rose

    • By: Umberto Eco
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 623
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 592

    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

    • 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 1,010
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 836
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 829

    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

    • Legend

    • Drenai, Book 1
    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 845
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 800
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 799

    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

    • 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 430
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    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

    • Shatter

    • By: Michael Robotham
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,549
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 939
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 936

    A naked woman is perched on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin is only feet away, desperately trying to talk her down. She whispers, 'you don't understand,' and jumps. Later, Joe has a visitor - the woman's teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge - not only would she not commit suicide, she is terrified of heights.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping!

    • By blueskythinker on 13-12-08

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Spook Street

    • Slough House, Book 4
    • By: Mick Herron
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515

    Twenty years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail. And he's not as defenceless as they might think. Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man. 'The old bastard' has raised his grandson with a head full of guts and glory. But far from joining Spook Street, River Cartwright is consigned to Lamb's team of no-hopers at Slough House.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another scorcher

    • By K on 04-10-17

    Regular price: £20.69

    • 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 1,173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,094

    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

    • Arnhem

    • By: Antony Beevor
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    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

    • Courtney's War

    • By: Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    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

    • What Fresh Lunacy Is This?

    • The Authorised Biography of Oliver Reed
    • By: Robert Sellers
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 17 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    Oliver Reed may not have been Britain's biggest film star - for a period in the early 70s he came within a hairsbreadth of replacing Sean Connery as James Bond - but he is an august member of that small band of people, like George Best and Eric Morecambe, who transcended their chosen medium, became too big for it even, and grew into cultural icons. For the first time Reed's close family has agreed to collaborate on a project about the man himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable!!

    • By Jay on 14-11-13

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Clash of Iron

    • By: Angus Watson
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 459
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 455

    Leaders are forged in the fires of war. Iron Age warriors Dug and Lowa captured Maidun castle and freed its slaves. But now they have conquered it, they must defend it. A Roman invasion is coming from Gaul, but rather than uniting to protect their home, the British tribes battle each other - and see Maidun as an easy target. Meanwhile Lowa's spies infiltrate Gaul, discovering the Romans have recruited bloodthirsty British druids, and Maidunite Ragnall finds his loyalties torn when he meets Rome's charismatic general, Julius Caesar.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic brilliant.

    • By S. Binley on 12-08-15

    Regular price: £19.99

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