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    • Endurance

    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • By: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,422
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,296
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,297

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling

    • By penobscott on 10-07-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,548
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,207

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2005.

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Harry Potter for Grown Ups

    • By Cosima on 18-11-10

    Regular price: £52.50

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 319

    "Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding," says Ebenezer Scrooge. Mean old Scrooge despises Christmas until Christmas Eve, when a haunted voice from the past changes his life: overnight! Many know this story but few have experienced the true marvel of the tale.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tried several versions - this was the best

    • By Monkypeaky on 02-10-15

    Regular price: £10.89

    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271

    This acclaimed best seller from popular historian Alison Weir is a fascinating look at the Tudor family dynasty and its most infamous ruler. The Six Wives of Henry VIII brings to life England’s oft-married monarch and the six wildly different but equally fascinating women who married him. Gripping from the first sentence to the last and loaded with fascinating details, Weir’s rich history is a perfect blend of scholarship and entertainment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing short of excellent

    • By mollymoon1 on 31-08-13

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Wizard

    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • By: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A genius that was surpressed by JP Morgan

    • By Skydiver7 on 21-09-17
    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • By: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 103 ratings

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Universe in a Nutshell

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Seeking to uncover the holy grail of science, the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos, Professor Stephen Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics. In a realm where truth is often stranger than fiction, he explains in layman's terms the principles that control our universe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More difficult to follow than A Brief History of Time

    • By Razorinho on 04-04-16

    Regular price: £18.00

    • On the Way to the Wedding

    • By: Julia Quinn
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    This Regency-era tale closes best-selling author Julia Quinn's popular and critically acclaimed Bridgerton series. Gregory Bridgerton has watched love simply walk into the lives of his six siblings, so he has just been waiting for his turn. When he sees beautiful Hermione Watson, he is sure he has found his soul-mate. But then Hermione's friend Lucy informs him that Hermione's heart belongs to another.

    Regular price: £33.39

    • Quicksilver

    • Book One of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent book but..

    • By Tom on 18-09-10

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Confusion

    • Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Katherine Kellgren, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Length: 34 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81

    In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves, including one “Half-Cocked Jack” Shaftoe, devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues that will place the intrepid band at odds with the mighty and the mad, with alchemists, Jesuits, great navies, pirate queens, and vengeful despots across vast oceans and around the globe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Epic' now has a whole new definition...

    • By Music lover on 06-12-13

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail

    • By: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    At the core is not material riches but a secret, a secret of explosive and controversial proportions, which radiates out from the little Pyrenees village to all the way to contemporary politics and the entire edifice of the Christian faith. It involves nothing less than the Holy Grail.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A well researched book.

    • By Vikki on 06-06-06

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Pickwick Papers

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 30 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (commonly known as The Pickwick Papers) is the first novel by Charles Dickens. The book became the first real publishing phenomenon, with bootleg copies, theatrical performances, Sam Weller joke books and other merchandise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A quite brilliant performance

    • By Peter on 01-07-11

    Regular price: £37.29

    • Zoo Station

    • By: David Downing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    By 1939, Anglo-American journalist John Russell has spent 15 years in Berlin, where his German-born son lives. He writes human-interest pieces for British and American papers, avoiding the investigative journalism that could get him deported. But as war approaches, he faces the prospect of having to leave his son and his longtime girlfriend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well plotted and absorbing story

    • By Tom on 30-11-10

    Regular price: £18.99

    • My Man Jeeves

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    My Man Jeeves, first published in 1919, introduced the world to affable, indolent Bertie Wooster and his precise, capable valet, Jeeves. Some of the finest examples of humorous writing found in English literature are woven around the relationship between these two men of very different classes and temperaments. Where Bertie is impetuous and feeble, Jeeves is coolheaded and poised.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Jean on 31-07-12

    Regular price: £16.39

    • English Passengers

    • By: Matthew Kneale
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith, Simon Prebble, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    It is 1857, and Reverend Geoffrey Wilson has departed England to prove the literal truth of the Bible. The expedition heads towards Tasmania, where he is convinced he will find the real Garden of Eden. But the other passengers have their own agendas. Dr Potter is developing a sinister thesis, and the ship is crewed by smugglers of contraband brandy and tobacco. As the English passengers near Peevay's land, their bizarre notions become painfully at odds with reality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful book.

    • By John on 20-07-18

    Regular price: £31.29

    • The Gambler

    • By: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The Gambler paints a stark picture of the attractions—and addictions—of gambling. Using skillful characterization, Dostoevsky faithfully depicts life among the gambling set in old Germany. This probing psychological novel explores the tangled love affairs and complicated lives of Alexey Ivanovitch, a young gambler, and Polina Alexandrovna, the woman he loves.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad Hombre at Bad Homburg

    • By David Huddlestone on 30-11-16

    Regular price: £20.29

    • The Sign of Four

    • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young woman---Mary Morstan, whose father vanished ten years before. Four years later she began to receive an exquisite gift every year: a large, lustrous pearl.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sign of Fab Four

    • By Tambo on 11-02-18

    Regular price: £11.89

    • World War One

    • A Short History
    • By: Norman Stone
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In 1914, a new kind of war came about, bringing with it a new kind of world. World War One began on horseback, with generals employing bayonet charges to gain ground, and ended with attacks resembling the Nazi blitzkriegs. The scale of devastation was unlike anything the world had seen before: 14 million combatants died, a further 20 million were wounded, and four empires were destroyed. Even the victors' empires were fatally damaged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb overview

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-03-18

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Solomon’s Gold

    • Book Six of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Kevin Pariseau, Neal Stephenson (introduction)
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    The year is 1714. Daniel Waterhouse has returned to England, where he joins forces with his friend Isaac Newton to hunt down a criminal gang attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with "Infernal Devices," or time bombs. Unbeknownst to Daniel, however, Newton has an ulterior motive: to wrest the Solomonic Gold from the control of his arch-enemy, the master counterfeiter Jack the Coiner, a.k.a Jack Shaftoe, King of the Vagabonds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • London for the imaginary tourist

    • By Christopher on 01-12-10

    Regular price: £22.89

    • It's In His Kiss

    • By: Julia Quinn
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Raised by an unloving father who told him he was actually a bastard, Gareth St. Clair, the second son of a viscount, has plenty of private demons to battle. Years later, after ironically becoming the heir to the St. Clair title when his older brother dies, Gareth still doesn't understand why his father, Lord St. Clair, hasn't publicly denounced his position in society.

    Regular price: £44.79

    • The Missionary Position

    • Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    "A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word." Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Welcome to reality

    • By Pamela on 08-05-16

    Regular price: £10.99

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