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    • Fire and Blood

    • 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire)
    • By: George R.R. Martin
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 26 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 408
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 376

    Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire and Blood is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The epic story of house Targaryen

    • By michael Billington on 29-11-18
    • 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 5,029
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,842
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,845

    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
    • Man's Search for Meaning

    • By: Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,831
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519

    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
    • 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 1,742
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,526
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,532

    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
    • 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 1,124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 812
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 812

    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
    • Crashed

    • By: Adam Tooze
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Adam Tooze
    • Length: 25 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    In September 2008 the Great Financial Crisis, triggered by the collapse of Lehman brothers, shook the world. A decade later its spectre still haunts us. As the appalling scope and scale of the crash was revealed, the financial institutions that had symbolised the West's triumph since the end of the Cold War, seemed - through greed, malice and incompetence - to be about to bring the entire system to its knees.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read for understanding the world today

    • By P Garbett on 21-08-18
    • 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 1,901
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355

    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
    • Temeraire

    • The Temeraire Series, Book 1
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    As Napoleon's tenacious infantry rampages across Europe and his armada lies in wait for Nelson's smaller fleet, the war does not rage on land and water alone. Squadrons of aviators swarm the skies - a deadly shield for the cumbersome canon-firing vessels. Raining fire and acid upon their enemies, they engage in a swift, violent combat with flying tooth and claw...for these aviators ride dragons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dragon-infused Napoleonic War!

    • By Simon on 09-12-18
    • Sophie's World

    • A Novel About the History of Philosophy
    • By: Jostein Gaarder
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    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
    • Children of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 689
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481

    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
    • 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 750
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 714
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 709

    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

    • 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 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    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

    • The Little Stranger

    • By: Sarah Waters
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 617
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 332

    In a dusty postwar summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A subtle ghost story

    • By Jill on 13-06-09

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Throne of Jade

    • The Temeraire Series, Book 2
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Temeraire is a Celestial dragon, the most highly prized of all draconic breeds, famed for their intelligence, for their agility and most of all for the Divine Wind - their terrible roar, capable of shattering the heavy timbers of war ships and devastating woodland. Captured by the British, Temeraire was meant to be the companion of the Emperor Napoleon and not captained by a mere officer in the British Air Corps. The Chinese have demanded his return, and the British government cannot afford to provoke the Asian superpower into allying with the French - even if it costs them the most powerful weapon in their arsenal and forces Laurence and Temeraire apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can’t wait for the next one!

    • By Gabrielle Harvey-Jones on 17-01-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • God Emperor of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 452
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    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

    • The Blinding Knife

    • Lightbringer, Book Two
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 607
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 607

    Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he's got less than one. With 50,000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin's got problems on every side. As he loses control of his magic, all magic is running wild, threatening to destroy the Seven Satrapies. The old gods are being reborn. Their army of color wights is unstoppable, and the only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • everyone but the old man

    • By robert on 22-12-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • A Dance to the Music of Time: First Movement

    • By: Anthony Powell
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 141

    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
    • Completely compulsive and absorbing

    • By Louisa on 31-05-12

    Regular price: £32.79

    • The Black Prism

    • Book One of Lightbringer
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 870
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 786
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 786

    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

    • Weaveworld

    • By: Clive Barker
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    Clive Barker has made his mark on modern fiction by exposing all that is surreal and magical in the ordinary world - and exploring the profound and overwhelming terror that results. With its volatile mix of the fantastical and the contemporary, the everyday and the otherworldly, Weaveworld is an epic work of dark fantasy and horror - a tour de force from one of today's most forceful and imaginative artists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More please!

    • By Michael on 18-07-14

    Regular price: £24.99

    • 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 1,813
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,677
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,675

    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

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