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    • Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,047
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,788
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,787

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,178
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,072
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,065

    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

    Regular price: £26.99

    • 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 2,371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,984

    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

    • 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 2,102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,535
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534

    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

    • 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 1,976
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,745
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,749

    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 1,351
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,020

    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 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 1,055
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 952
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 954

    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 Mr goodstuff on 14-10-16

    Regular price: £16.99

    • 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 902
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 854
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 848

    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 344
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326

    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

    • League of Dragons

    • The Temeraire Series, Book 9
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Napoleon’s invasion of Russia has been roundly thwarted. But even as Capt. William Laurence and the dragon Temeraire pursue the retreating enemy through an unforgiving winter, Napoleon is raising a new force, and he’ll soon have enough men and dragons to resume the offensive. While the emperor regroups, the allies have an opportunity to strike first and defeat him once and for all - if internal struggles and petty squabbles don’t tear them apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Fantastic

    • By Luke Roy Godbold on 14-08-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Art of War

    • By: Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    With a deep understanding of both strategy and human nature, this military treatise illustrates the fine craft of knowing one’s enemy and oneself. From military officers to CEOs to those simply looking to be more powerful in their own life, The Art of War has become required reading for anyone seeking a path of success through the modern world. 

    Regular price: £12.49

    • 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 244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    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

    • 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 802
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578

    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

    • The Broken Eye

    • Lightbringer, Book Three
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 800
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 749
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 745

    As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism - he can't use magic at all. Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • F**king brilliant

    • By D.Hinsley on 31-07-19

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 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 807
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 742

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brent Weeks is spectacular once again

    • By Imran Rajah on 18-08-19

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Crashed

    • By: Adam Tooze
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Adam Tooze
    • Length: 25 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    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

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Churchill

    • By: Roy Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 38 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    In this magisterial book, Roy Jenkins' unparalleled command of the political history of Britain and his own high-level government experience combine in a narrative account of Churchill's astounding career that is unmatched in its shrewd insights, its unforgettable anecdotes, the clarity of its overarching themes, and the author's nuanced appreciation of his extraordinary subject.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A biography worthy of Churchill

    • By Francis on 29-11-07

    Regular price: £36.69

    • Temeraire

    • The Temeraire Series, Book 1
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162

    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

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Weaveworld

    • By: Clive Barker
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

    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
    • Fresh and vibrant after all this time

    • By Mic on 09-12-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • 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 526
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386

    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

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