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    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,018

    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

    • Endurance

    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • By: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,115
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,010
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,010

    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

    • A Christmas Carol

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 223

    "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 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 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Accessible but some less interesting bits

    • By Isabella on 17-02-15

    Regular price: £18.00

    • The Trial of Henry Kissinger

    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Ariel Dorfman (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    "If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame." Forget Pinochet, Milosevic, Hussein, Kim Jong-il, or Gaddafi: America need look no further than its own lauded leaders for a war criminal whose offenses rival those of the most heinous dictators in recent history-Henry Kissinger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling

    • By Nigel on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Quicksilver

    • Book One of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 178

    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 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 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    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

    • My Man Jeeves

    • By: P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Wizard

    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • By: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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 17 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 97 ratings

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Great Expectations

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    One of the most revered works in English literature, Great Expectations traces the coming of age of a young orphan, Pip, from a boy of shallow aspirations into a man of maturity. From the chilling opening confrontation with an escaped convict to the grand but eerily disheveled estate of bitter old Miss Havisham, all is not what it seems in Dickens’ dark tale of false illusions and thwarted desire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A tragic and lovely story about growing up

    • By GenKaan on 08-11-14

    Regular price: £26.29

    • 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 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

    • 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 164
    • 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

    • On the Way to the Wedding

    • By: Julia Quinn
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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

    • 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
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      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

    • It's In His Kiss

    • By: Julia Quinn
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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

    • All About Love

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Determined to escape the matchmaking skills of London society, Alasdair Cynster-better known as Lucifer-heads for the English countryside. But his flight from London leads him straight to Phyllida Tallent, a beautiful, strong-willed young woman who is as equally determined as he is to remain unmarried.

    Regular price: £30.49

    • When He Was Wicked

    • By: Julia Quinn
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Michael Stirling and his cousin, John, the Earl of Kilmartin, are as close as brothers. However, Michael is secretly in love with John's wife, Francesca Bridgerton. When John suddenly dies, Michael is wracked with guilt and pain. Even though he is determined to remain simply Francesca's friend and confidant, the temptation is far too great.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved t.

    • By Ellie g on 17-11-17

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Undermajordomo Minor

    • By: Patrick deWitt
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    Lucien (Lucy) Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and loveless, he is a compulsive liar and a weakling. When Lucy accepts employment assisting the majordomo of the remote, foreboding castle of the Baron Von Aux , he meets thieves, madmen, aristocrats, and a puppy. Thus begins a tale of polite theft, bitter heartbreak, domestic mystery and cold-blooded murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very enjoyable tale

    • By Solaire on 10-10-16

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Devil's Bride

    • Cynster Series, Book 1
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    When Devil, the most infamous member of the Cynster family, is caught in a compromising position with plucky governess Honoria, he astonishes the entire ton by offering his hand in marriage. But Honoria isn't about to bend to society's demands. She craves adventure and is set on seeing the world. Could her passion for Devil cause her to embrace the enchanting peril of a lifelong adventure of the heart?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant fun!

    • By Roslyn Jane on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Zoo Station

    • By: David Downing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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

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