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    • Factfulness

    • Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
    • By: Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,717
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,516

    Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of carrying only opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must for anyone interested in world events!

    • By JenniferL on 28-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Black Box Thinking

    • The Surprising Truth About Success
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,847
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,405

    Columnist for The Times and best-selling author of Bounce: The myth of talent and the power of practice, Matthew Syed argues that the key to success is a positive attitude to failure. What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google? What links Dave Braisford's Team Sky and the aviation industry?What is the connection between the inventor James Dyson and the footballer David Beckham? They are all Black Box Thinkers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book about learning from mistakes

    • By Kenny Marshall on 09-10-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Wolf Hall

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,614
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671

    Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lose yourself in 16th century England

    • By Phil on 22-01-10

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Intelligence Trap

    • Why Smart People Make Stupid Mistakes - and How to Make Wiser Decisions
    • By: David Robson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Packed with cutting-edge research, historical case studies, entertaining stories, and practical advice, The Intelligence Trap explores the flaws in our understanding of intelligence and expertise, and reveals the ways that even the brightest minds and talented organisations can backfire - from some of Thomas Edison's worst ideas to failures at NASA, Nokia and the FBI.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good easy to read book

    • By Montberte on 21-04-19

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Two Steps Forward

    • By: Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    A romantic comedy from Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, and his wife, Anne Buist. Two misfits walk 2000 km along the pilgrims' way in Spain to find themselves and, perhaps, each other. Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable listen

    • By Anonymous User on 25-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Leading

    • By: Alex Ferguson, Michael Moritz
    • Narrated by: Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson, Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 830
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 747
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 745

    What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time?Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking new book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career..

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent and inspiring

    • By Alan M. on 13-01-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Animal Stories

    • By: Enid Blyton
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater, Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A fantastic collection of 30 stories about animals of all shapes and sizes, this will charm children aged six and up. From pet puppies to woodland wildlife, garden birds to pond-dwelling frogs, Enid Blyton was a devoted and knowledgeable animal lover. Listeners who feel the same way are bound to love her wonderful stories about our furry friends - and scaly, feathery or fluttery ones, too!  

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Summer That Never Was

    • The 13th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    The Summer That Never Was is the 13th novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Aftermath. A skeleton has been unearthed. Soon the body is identified, and the horrific discovery hits the headlines. Fourteen-year-old Graham Marshall went missing during his paper round in 1965. The police found no trace of him. His disappearance left his family shattered and his best friend, Alan Banks, full of guilt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Kindle Customer on 17-04-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Aftermath

    • The 12th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Number 35 The Hill is an ordinary house in an ordinary street. But it is about to become infamous. When two police constables are sent to the house following a report of a domestic disturbance, they stumble upon a truly horrific scene. A scene which leaves one of them dead and the other fighting for her life and career. The identity of a serial killer, the Chameleon, has finally been revealed. But his capture is only the beginning of a shocking investigation that will test Inspector Alan Banks to the absolute limit.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Gallows View

    • The 1st DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 429
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 388

    Gallows View is the first novel in Peter Robinson's best-selling Inspector Banks series. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks has recently moved to the Yorkshire Dales from London to escape the stress of the metropolis. But he soon finds that life in the country is not quite as idyllic as he had imagined. A peeping Tom is frightening the women of Eastvale. Two glue-sniffing thugs are breaking into homes. An old woman may or may not have been murdered....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Comfortable Start to a Popular Series

    • By Simon on 29-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Careless Love

    • DCI Banks Mystery, Book 25
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    A young local student has apparently committed suicide. Her body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn't own a car. Didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why? Meanwhile a man in his 60s is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post-mortem findings indicate he died from injuries sustained during the fall. But what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good but a fair amount of waffle

    • By vicki on 02-09-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies Audiobook

    • By: Rob Willson, Rhena Branch
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    CBT is a hugely popular self help technique, which teaches you how to break free from destructive or negative behaviours and make positive changes to both your thoughts and actions. This audiobook contains an effective and sympathetic introduction to this NHS-endorsed therapeutic treatment; the latest advice on how CBT can help with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder; help with identifying unhealthy modes of thinking.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not the full book

    • By G on 10-10-11

    Regular price: £8.59

    • Strange Affair

    • The 15th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    When Alan Banks receives a disturbing message from his brother, Roy, he abandons the peaceful Yorkshire Dales for the bright lights of London to seek him out. But Roy seems to have vanished into thin air. Meanwhile, DI Annie Cabbot is called to a quiet stretch of road just outside Eastvale, where a young woman has been found dead in her car. In the victim's pocket, scribbled on a slip of paper, police discover Banks' name and address.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good to have DCI Banks back again.

    • By Graleon on 13-04-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Watching the Dark

    • The 20th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Banks is back - and this time he's investigating the murder of one of his own. Detective Inspector Bill Reid is killed by a crossbow in the tranquil grounds of a police rehabilitation centre, and compromising photos are found in his room. DCI Banks, brought in to investigate, is assailed on all sides. By Joanna Passero, the Professional Standards inspector who insists on shadowing the investigation in case of police corruption.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inspector Banks! Hoorah!

    • By JoannaSefton on 01-10-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Sleeping in the Ground

    • The 24th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    A shocking mass murder occurs at a wedding in a small Dales church, and a huge manhunt follows. Eventually the shooter is run to ground, and things take their inevitable course. But Banks is plagued with doubts as to exactly what happened outside the church that day and why. Struggling with the death of his first serious girlfriend and the return of profiler Jenny Fuller into his life, Banks feels the need to dig deeper into the murders.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly tedious and self-indulgent

    • By Kirstine on 17-08-17

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Many Rivers to Cross

    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The twenty-sixth instalment of the internationally best-selling DCI Banks series. When the body of a teenage boy is found stuffed into a wheely bin on the East Side Estate, Banks and Annie have a homegrown murder case to solve. But Banks' attention is also on Zelda, who, in helping him track down his old enemy, has put herself in danger and alerted the stone-cold Eastern European sex traffickers who brought her to the UK.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Abattoir Blues

    • The 22nd DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 408
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 376

    The 22nd novel in number-one best-selling author Peter Robinson's critically acclaimed DCI Banks series. When two boys vanish under mysterious circumstances, the local community is filled with unease. And when a caravan belonging to one of the youths is burned to the ground, and a bloodstain is discovered in a disused World War Two hangar nearby, things quickly become much more sinister.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration

    • By jas on 15-04-15

    Regular price: £24.99

    • When the Music's Over

    • The 23rd DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 16 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417

    When the body of a young girl is found in a remote countryside lane, evidence suggests she was drugged, abused and thrown from a moving van - before being beaten to death. While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances in which a 14-year-old could possibly fall victim to such a crime, newly promoted Detective Superintendent Alan Banks must do the same - but the crime Banks is investigating is the coldest of cases.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bang up to the minute!

    • By Rachel Redford on 05-08-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • A Dedicated Man

    • The Inspector Banks Series, Book 2
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    A Dedicated Man is the second novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Gallows View. Near the village of Helmthorpe, Swainsdale, the body of a well-liked local historian is found half-buried under a dry stone wall. Harry Steadman has been brutally murdered. But who would want to kill such a thoughtful, dedicated man? Chief Inspector Alan Banks is called in to investigate and soon discovers that disturbing secrets lie behind the apparently bucolic facade.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good listen

    • By jules on 28-01-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • In a Dry Season

    • The 10th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    During a blistering summer, drought has depleted Thornfield Reservoir, uncovering the remains of a small village called Hobb's End - hidden from view for over 40 years. For a curious young boy, this resurfaced hamlet is a magical playground...until he unearths a human skeleton. Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks is given the impossible task of identifying the victim - a woman who lived in a place that no longer exists, whose former residents are scattered to the winds.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Returning this !

    • By Christopher on 07-01-19

    Regular price: £21.99

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