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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 4,250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,120

    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 1,310
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,073
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

    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 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 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    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

    • Blowback

    • The Enzo Files, Book 5
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    When France’s top chef, Marc Fraysse, summoned the world’s press to make a shattering announcement, rumors abounded that he was about to lose one of his three coveted Michelin stars. Instead, on arrival at his remote restaurant on a volcanic plateau in central France, they were greeted with the news that the troubled genius had been murdered, and the message he intended to deliver was never made. Seven years later, his killing and the identity of his killer still remain an enigma.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enzo Files - Incomplete!

    • By Glitzy Goose on 01-05-16

    Regular price: £17.79

    • Dry Bones

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 671
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 597
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 591

    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

    • 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 1,500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310

    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

    • 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 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    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
    • Solid and enjoyable

    • By infensus on 30-06-17

    Regular price: £28.19

    • The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: John Joseph Adams (editor), Robert J. Sawyer, Christopher Roden, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 21 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    A modern short story collection featuring the great detective.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worth every penny and more

    • By Smask on 02-04-10

    Regular price: £19.69

    • 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 956
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 669

    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

    • Golden Age

    • The Shifting Tides, Book 1
    • By: James Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    The discovery of a strange and superior warship sends Dion, youngest son of the king of Xanthos, and Chloe, a Phalesian princess, on a journey across the sea, where they are confronted by a kingdom far more powerful than they could ever have imagined. But they also find a place in turmoil, for the ruthless sun king, Solon, is dying. In order to gain entrance to heaven, Solon is building a tomb - a pyramid clad in gold - and has scoured his own empire for gold until there's no more to be found.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent start

    • By lee moore on 04-02-18

    Regular price: £9.89

    • 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 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great.

    • By Kindle Customer on 09-12-17

    Regular price: £29.09

    • 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 169
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    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

    • Ghosts of the Tsunami

    • Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zone
    • By: Richard Lloyd Parry
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of Northeast Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,000 people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned. It was Japan's greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It set off a national crisis and the meltdown of a nuclear power plant. And even after the immediate emergency had abated, the trauma of the disaster continued to express itself in bizarre and mysterious ways.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • sublime

    • By Mark on 30-10-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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
    • Great epic fantasy with a few niggles.

    • By M. Paddon on 14-03-18

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Iron Will

    • The Shifting Tides, Book 4
    • By: James Maxwell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The world is facing a war to end all wars, a confrontation that will destroy everything Dion and Chloe hold dear. With Palemon's dragon army growing in number, time is running out... Dion is doing everything in his power to prepare his kingdom, but he knows it will not be enough. Although he needs Chloe's help, recent tragedy makes him terrified for her safety. Magic is dangerous. Only Palemon is too arrogant to see it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An amazing series

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-04-18

    Regular price: £16.49

    • In the Blood

    • Jefferson Tayte Genealogical, Book 1
    • By: Steve Robinson
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    Two hundred years ago a loyalist family fled to England to escape the American War of Independence and seemingly vanished into thin air. American genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to find out what happened, but it soon becomes apparent that a calculated killer is out to stop him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By L on 19-04-15

    Regular price: £16.89

    • 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 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • King Rat

    • The Asian Saga, Book 4
    • By: James Clavell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    The time is World War II. The place is a brutal prison camp deep in Japanese-occupied territory. Here, within the seething mass of humanity, one man, an American corporal, seeks dominance over both captives and captors alike. His weapons are human courage, unblinking understanding of human weaknesses, and total willingness to exploit every opportunity to enlarge his power and corrupt or destroy anyone who stands in his path.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ranks amongst the best classic historical novels.

    • By janien on 25-05-16

    Regular price: £21.59

    • The Blood Mirror

    • The Lightbringer Series, Book 4
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 589
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 584

    The Blood Mirror is the action-packed new audiobook in the Lightbringer series by international best seller Brent Weeks. Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he's dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen...and only he can save it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Mr. W. Inskip on 07-11-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 595
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 397

    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

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