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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 982
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 880
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      5 out of 5 stars 872

    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
    • 8 hours that will change your world view!

    • By Max Rådelius on 24-05-18

    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 3,429
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,057
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,041

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful, entertaining and informative

    • By Callum on 01-12-15

    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 2,421
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,492

    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

    • Dead Right

    • DCI Banks Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dead Right is the ninth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Innocent Graves. The broken body of Jason Fox has been found in a dirty alleyway. At first it looks like a typical after-hours pub fight gone wrong. But Inspector Alan Banks soon realizes that the truth is rarely so straightforward....

    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 742
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 665

    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

    • Careless Love

    • DCI Banks Mystery, Book 25
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    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

    • Dry Bones That Dream

    • The 7th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    It was 2:47 a.m. when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrived at the barn and saw the body of Keith Rothwell for the first time. Only hours earlier two masked men had walked the mild-mannered accountant out of his farmhouse and clinically blasted him with a shotgun. Clearly this is a professional hit - but Keith was hardly the sort of person to make deadly enemies. Or was he? For the police investigation soon raises more questions than answers. And who, exactly, is Robert Clavert?

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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.

    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 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • Innocent Graves

    • The 8th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One foggy night, Deborah Harrison is found lying in the churchyard behind St Mary's, Eastvale. She has been strangled with the strap of her own school satchel. But Deborah was no typical 16-year-old. Her father was a powerful financier who moved in the highest echelons of industry, defence and classified information. And Deborah, it seemed, enjoyed keeping secrets of her own....

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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 123
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      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • Past Reason Hated

    • The 5th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    It should have been a cosy scene - log fire, sheepskin rug, Vivaldi on the stereo, Christmas lights and tree. But appearances can be deceptive. For Caroline Hartley, lying quietly on the couch, has been brutally murdered. Inspector Alan Banks is called to the grim scene. And he soon has more suspects than he ever imagined. As he delves into her past, he realizes that for Caroline, secrecy was a way of life, and her death is no different. His ensuing investigation is full of hidden passions and desperate violence....

    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
      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

    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.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Greatest

    • The Quest for Sporting Perfection
    • By: Matthew Syed
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform? And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the Sports Journalist of the Year 2016, answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed,the book doesn't really go anywhere.

    • By Anonymous User on 08-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • A Necessary End

    • The Inspector Banks Series, Book 3
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In the usually peaceful town of Eastvale, a simmering tension has now reached breaking point. An antinuclear demonstration has ended in violence, leaving one policeman stabbed to death. Fired by professional outrage, Superintendent 'Dirty Dick' Burgess descends with vengeful fury on the inhabitants of Maggie's Farm, an isolated house high on the daleside.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Wednesday's Child

    • The 6th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Wednesday's Child is the sixth novel in Peter Robinson's Inspector Banks series, following on from Past Reason Hated. When two social workers, investigating reports of child abuse, appear at Brenda Scupham's door, her fear of authority leads her to comply meekly with their requests. Even when they say that they must take her seven-year old daughter, Gemma, away for tests.... It is only when they fail to return Gemma the following day that Brenda realises something has gone terribly wrong.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • couldn't stop listening to it.

    • By sue parsons on 01-10-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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

    • The Hanging Valley

    • The 4th DCI Banks Mystery
    • By: Peter Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A faceless corpse is discovered in a tranquil, hidden valley below the village of Swainshead. And when Chief Inspector Alan Banks arrives, he finds that no-one is willing to talk. Banks's frustration only grows when the identity of the body is revealed. For it seems that his latest case may be connected with an unsolved murder in the same area five years ago. Among the silent suspects are the Collier brothers, the wealthiest and most powerful family in the area.

    Regular price: £21.99

    • 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 464
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 409
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    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

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