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    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 275
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      5 out of 5 stars 234
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      5 out of 5 stars 234

    "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
    • brilliantly narrated Christmas classic

    • By saraht on 09-12-15

    Regular price: £10.89

    • 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 1,253
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,139
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,140

    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 3,444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,107

    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

    • 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

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • 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 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 182

    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

    • 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 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    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 101 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 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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

    • 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 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    "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

    • The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail

    • By: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • 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 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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 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 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    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

    • No One Left to Lie To

    • The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Brinkley (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    In No One Left to Lie to, a New York Times best seller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Was there a rapist in the Whitehouse?

    • By Product user on 09-01-13

    Regular price: £10.99

    • King of the Vagabonds

    • Book Two of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Simon Prebble, Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    A chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe - London street urchin-turned-legendary swashbuckling adventurer - risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox...and Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent a contentious continent through the newborn power of finance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Introducing Jack and Eliza

    • By Christopher on 24-03-11

    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

    • Odalisque

    • Book Three of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Katherine Kellgren, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    The trials of Dr. Daniel Waterhouse and the Natural Philosophers increase one-hundred fold in an England plagued by the impending war and royal insecurities - as the beautiful and ambitious Eliza plays a most dangerous game as double agent and confidante of enemy kings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book three and it is under your skin by now

    • By Doug on 08-07-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Pickwick Papers

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 30 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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

    • On the Way to the Wedding

    • By: Julia Quinn
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

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    • Book Seven of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Daniel Waterhouse finds himself embroiled in a dark conflict that has been raging in the shadows for decades. It is a secret war between the brilliant, enigmatic Master of the Mint (and closet alchemist) Isaac Newton and his archnemesis, the insidious counterfeiter Jack the Coiner, a.k.a. Jack Shaftoe, King of the Vagabonds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fact or Fiction?

    • By Christopher on 27-12-10

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Kreutzer Sonata

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    One of the world’s greatest novelists, Leo Tolstoy was also the author of a number of superb short stories, one of his best known being “The Kreutzer Sonata.” This macabre story involves the murder of a wife by her husband. It is a penetrating study of jealousy as well as a piercing complaint about the way in which society educates men and women in matters of sex - a serious condemnation of the mores and attitudes of the wealthy, educated class.

    Regular price: £10.49

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