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    • Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,269

    Shortlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A superb production of a sci fi classic!

    • By Peter on 21-07-07

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Man's Search for Meaning

    • By: Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,180

    Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Potentially life changing...

    • By Jim Vaughan on 02-12-12

    Regular price: £13.19

    • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306

    A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hungry Like the Wolf

    • By Simon on 17-05-17

    Regular price: £28.19

    • The Blood Debt

    • Wolf of the North, Book 3
    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So good i didnt want it to end

    • By Mary on 12-03-18

    Regular price: £28.19

    • Dracula [Audible Edition]

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349

    The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kallgren lowers the rating

    • By Amazon Customer on 15-05-16

    Regular price: £28.09

    • Dune Messiah

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 705

    The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too much melange by the author?

    • By Stuart on 30-07-12

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Legacy

    • The Darkness Within Saga, Book 1
    • By: JD Franx
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    DeathWizards have been the scourge of Talohna for over 5000 years; they are executed at birth or hunted to the death. There are no exceptions. Pulled by magic and blood sacrifice into a world he can't possibly begin to understand, Kael Symes soon finds himself the focus of a Talohna-wide manhunt. Desperate and trying to stay ahead of ArchWizard Giddeon Zirakus's execution squad, Kael soon discovers that Talohna's ArchWizard may be the least of his worries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping start to a great fantasy set

    • By PJaff on 14-09-17

    Regular price: £33.89

    • Sophie's World

    • A Novel About the History of Philosophy
    • By: Jostein Gaarder
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    One day, 14-year-old Sophie Amundsen comes home from school to find two notes in her mailbox, with one question on each: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" From that irresistible beginning, Sophie becomes obsessed with questions that take her far beyond what she knows of her Norwegian village. Through those letters, she enrolls in a kind of correspondence course, covering Socrates to Sartre, with a mysterious philosopher, while receiving letters addressed to another girl.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book

    • By Amazon Customer on 23-06-17

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Black Prism

    • Book One of Lightbringer
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 749
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 673
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 672

    Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Entertaining Intelligent Story

    • By narshil on 14-10-16

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Jorundyr's Path

    • Wolf of the North, Book 2
    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229

    As Wulfric pursues Adalhaid's Blood Debt, he soon learns that the path to revenge is never easy, and the desires of men and the will of gods rarely meet. Aethelman seeks answers to questions long ignored. Rodulf chases power and wealth. From the streets of Elzburg to the dry plains of Darvaros, Wulfric walks Jorundyr's Path and encounters a world larger than he could ever have dreamed of, filled with friends, enemies, and danger - the crucible from which heroes are forged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, made better by the performance

    • By Mary on 01-11-17

    Regular price: £29.09

    • The Complete Sherlock Holmes

    • The Heirloom Collection
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 58 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A long and rewarding listen....

    • By Lee on 29-04-15

    Regular price: £65.69

    • Bring Up the Bodies

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

    By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. In Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Maddy on 02-06-12

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Blood of the Lost

    • The Darkness Within Saga, Book 2
    • By: JD Franx
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    After escaping the horrors of Arkum Zul, Kael and his companions survive a terror-filled night on the ocean only to find themselves shipwrecked and stranded in the Wildlands. With forest tribals on the warpath and old enemies roaming the forest, Kael struggles to come to terms with what he is slowly becoming - a killer. A DeathWizard. In the fight against the evil that threatens to consume him, Kael learns that the Dwarven Mountains far to the north may hide an ancient monolith that holds the answer to the corruption that flows in his veins.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen, struggled to finish

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-05-18

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Heretics of Dune

    • Dune Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Scott Brick
    • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, 10 times 10 centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying, and the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax struggle to direct the future of Dune. The children of Dune's children awaken as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Slow and pointless

    • By Daniel on 31-03-15

    Regular price: £39.39

    • Children of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 617
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 418

    The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered, and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A different experience

    • By Richard on 19-06-12

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Dry Bones

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 712
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 637
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 631

    What happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher at the École Nationale d’Administration, who trained some of France’s best and brightest as future prime ministers and presidents, vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. This ten-year-old mystery inspires a bet—one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse, France, instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland, can ill afford to lose.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy Listening

    • By Linda on 10-05-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Interview With The Vampire

    • The Vampire Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood. Anne Rice's compulsively readable novel is arguably the most celebrated work of vampire fiction since Bram Stoker's Dracula which was published in 1897.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • revisited

    • By n robbie on 26-05-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • God Emperor of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277

    More than 3,000 years have passed since the first events recorded in Dune. Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immortal God Emperor of Dune. He alone understands the future, and he knows with a terrible certainty that the evolution of his race is at an end unless he can breed new qualities into his species.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this book.

    • By Zplintz on 19-01-17

    Regular price: £32.89

    • A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement

    • By: Anthony Powell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 119

    Anthony Powell's universally acclaimed epic encompasses a four-volume panorama of twentieth century London. Hailed by Time as "brilliant literary comedy as well as a brilliant sketch of the times," A Dance to the Music of Time opens just after World War I. Amid the fever of the 1920s and the first chill of the 1930s, Nick Jenkins and his friends confront sex, society, business, and art.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best way to enjoy this true classic

    • By Peter on 19-11-10

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The Skaar Invasion

    • The Fall of Shannara, Book 2
    • By: Terry Brooks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Following The Black Elfstone comes the second book in the triumphant four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy. Tensions in the Four Lands are high. The mysterious force that laid waste to Paranor has revealed a more human face. While some gain a new understanding of the invaders and what they are after, others continue their existing quests even as the peril rises. For what looked to be a formidable invading force proves only the forerunner of a much vaster army - one that is now marching against the Four Lands in all its fury.

    Regular price: £19.99

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