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    • The Child

    • By: Fiona Barton
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Finty Williams, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,968
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,662
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,643

    When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers, it's impossible to ignore. For one woman it's a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her. For another it's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a third, a journalist, it's the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. The Child's story will be told.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Rich Drama of Complex Emotions

    • By Simon on 30-06-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Blade Itself

    • The First Law: Book One
    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,773
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,278

    Inquisitor Glokta, a crippled and bitter relic of the last war, former fencing champion turned torturer, is trapped in a twisted and broken body - not that he allows it to distract him from his daily routine of torturing smugglers.Nobleman, dashing officer and would-be fencing champion Captain Jezal dan Luthar is living a life of ease by cheating his friends at cards. Vain and shallow, the biggest blot on his horizon is having to get out of bed in the morning to train with obsessive and boring old men.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly My Favourite Listen So Far...

    • By Andrew on 18-10-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Before They Are Hanged

    • The First Law: Book Two
    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 22 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3,077
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,638
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,629

    Bitter and merciless war is coming to the frozen north. It's bloody and dangerous and the Union army, split by politics and hamstrung by incompetence, is unprepared for the slaughter that's coming. Lacking experience, training, and in some cases even weapons, the army is scarcely equipped to repel Bethod's scouts, let alone his elite forces. In the heat-ravaged south, the Gurkish are massing to assault the city of Dagoska, defended by Inquisitor Glokta.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An EXCELLENT trilogy, BRILLIANTLY narrated

    • By Tom on 23-08-10

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Best Served Cold

    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,167
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,890
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,884

    Springtime in Styria. And that means war. There have been nineteen years of blood. The ruthless Grand Duke Orso is locked in a vicious struggle with the squabbling League of Eight, and between them they have bled the land white. While armies march, heads roll and cities burn, behind the scenes bankers, priests and older, darker powers play a deadly game to choose who will be king.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Low down dirty double crossing ...

    • By Stuart on 08-02-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Last Argument of Kings

    • The First Law: Book Three
    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 27 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,983
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,589
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,576

    The end is coming. Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him but it’s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and there’s only one man who can stop him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. It’s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home. With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war. A secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I miss it already.

    • By John on 18-09-11

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Heroes

    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,595
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,595

    They say Black Dow's killed more men than winter, and clawed his way to the throne of the North up a hill of skulls. The King of the Union, ever a jealous neighbour, is not about to stand smiling by while he claws his way any higher. The orders have been given and the armies are toiling through the northern mud. Thousands of men are converging on a forgotten ring of stones, on a worthless hill, in an unimportant valley, and they've brought a lot of sharpened metal with them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New recording with the original narrator

    • By Gavin on 21-01-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Sharp Ends

    • Stories from the World of the First Law
    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Joe Abercrombie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 935
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 877
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 871

    The Union army may be full of bastards, but there's only one who thinks he can save the day singlehanded when the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta. Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recover a mysterious item from beyond the Crinna. Only one small problem: no one seems to know what the item is. Shevedieh, the self-styled best thief in Styria, lurches from disaster to catastrophe alongside her best friend and greatest enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oh it is F**king good stuff!

    • By Martin on 05-06-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Red Country

    • By: Joe Abercrombie
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 19 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,716
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494

    Shy South comes home to her farm to find a blackened shell; her brother and sister have been stolen and she's going to have to return to her bad old ways if she's ever going to see them again. She sets off in grim pursuit with only her cowardly old step-father Lamb for company. But it turns out he's hiding a bloody past of his own. None bloodier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old friends and enemies

    • By Matt on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Smartest Giant in Town

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter, Steven Pacey
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    A funny tale of kindness and friendship, with a superb rhyming refrain for children to join in with, from the creators of The Gruffalo. George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he's the smartest giant in town...until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help - and his clothes!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My daughter loves this.

    • By Dizzle Fizzle on 24-12-18

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Various Haunts of Men

    • Simon Serrailler 1
    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 878
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 879

    A woman vanishes in the fog up on "the Hill", an area locally known for its tranquillity and peace. The police are not alarmed; people usually disappear for their own reasons. But when a young girl, an old man, and even a dog disappear, no one can deny that something untoward is happening in this quiet cathedral town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An unusual way to start a series

    • By Linda on 27-06-14

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Squash and a Squeeze

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Julia Donaldson, Imelda Staunton, Steven Pacey
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    What can you do if your house is too small? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When you push them all out again, you'll be amazed at how big your house feels!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lovely. listen as well as read a long

    • By Sue on 03-11-18

    Regular price: £3.49

    • Clash of Empires

    • Clash of Empires, Book 1
    • By: Ben Kane
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    When a new empire rises, and old one must fall. After 16 years of bloody war against Rome, Hannibal Barca is on the verge of defeat. On the plains of Zama, Felix and his brother Antonius stand in the formidable Roman legions, ready to deliver the decisive blow. Victory will establish Rome as the pre-eminent power in the ancient world. But in northern Greece, Philip V of Macedon is determined to restore Alexander the Great's kingdom to its former glory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kane Is More Than Able!

    • By Simon on 21-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Pompeii

    • By: Robert Harris
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? All along the coast, the Roman Empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas. The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum and Pompeii. Only one man is worried.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A excellent listen. Highly recommended

    • By Ivan on 30-07-15

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Ash

    • By: James Herbert
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 22 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 391

    David Ash, detective of the paranormal, is sent to the mysterious Comraich Castle, secluded deep in the Scottish countryside, to investigate a strange, high-profile case. A man has been found crucified in a locked room. The reports suggest that the cliff-top castle is being haunted.... Who or what is the reclusive hooded figure that Ash has seen from the window walking across the courtyard in the dead of night? What are the strange, animal-like sounds that come from the surrounding woods?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Goes out with a bang!

    • By Michael on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Ghosts of Sleath

    • David Ash Series, Book 2
    • By: James Herbert
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    Menace awaits. Sleath. Quiet, peaceful. A small village hidden away in the Chiltern Hills, almost forgotten by the modern world. Nothing much seems to happen here; little disturbs the centuries-old tranquillity. Until the ghosts begin to appear and frighteningly bizarre events start to occur. Psychic investigator David Ash, a man burdened by the dark secret of his own past, is sent to Sleath to investigate the phenomena and his discoveries there drive him to the very edge of his own sanity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Average Herbert

    • By Derek on 30-11-13

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Golem's Eye

    • By: Jonathan Stroud
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    In The Amulet of Samarkand, the young magician Nathaniel won wide acclaim for his daring exploits in saving the powerful jewel for the government. Now, he seems set to continue his meteoric rise through the ministerial ranks. But the mysterious Resistance inflicts terrifying destruction on London, and soon Nathaniel's job and his very life are under threat, not only from the elusive Kitty and her companions, but from an unknown and bewildering source.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • WHY WAS THIS ABRIDGED

    • By Swanny on 19-01-17

    Regular price: £20.00

    • The Negotiator

    • By: Frederick Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    The kidnapping of a young man on a country road in Oxfordshire is but the first brutal step in a ruthless plan to force the President of the United States out of office. If it succeeds, he will be psychologically and emotionally destroyed. Only one man can stop it - Quinn, the world's foremost Negotiator, who must bargain for the life of an innocent man, unaware that ransom was never the kidnapper's real objective...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • more twists and turns than a twisty turny thing

    • By R. M. Ingram on 17-10-16

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Shadows in the Street

    • Simon Serrailler 5
    • By: Susan Hill
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357

    Simon Serrailler has just wrapped up an exhausting and difficult case for SIFT – Special Incident Flying Taskforce – and is on a sabbatical on a Scottish island when he is recalled to Lafferton. Two local prostitutes have vanished and are subsequently found strangled. By the time he gets back, another girl has disappeared. Is this a vendetta against prostitutes by someone with a warped mind? Or a series of killings by an angry punter?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent - nothing else to say really!

    • By Glynis on 27-04-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Haunted

    • David Ash Series, Book 1
    • By: James Herbert
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 216

    A ghostly twist. Three nights of terror at the house called Edbrook. Three nights in which David Ash, there to investigate a haunting, will be victim of horrifying games. Three nights in which he will face the blood-chilling enigma of his own past. Three hideous nights before Edbrook's dreadful secret will be revealed...And the true nightmare will begin.to the surface, tormenting him, refusing to let him rest. The memory of what he once had been.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Haunted

    • By jennifer on 01-02-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Child 44

    • By: Tom Rob Smith
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008

    MGB officer Leo is a man who never questions the Party Line. He arrests whomever he is told to arrest. He dismisses the horrific death of a young boy because he is told to, because he believes the Party stance that there can be no murder in Communist Russia. Leo is the perfect soldier of the regime. But suddenly his confidence that everything he does serves a great good is shaken. He is forced to watch a man he knows to be innocent be brutally tortured. And then he is told to arrest his own wife.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Evocative if Slightly Preposterous

    • By Karl K Djinn on 02-12-15

    Regular price: £13.69

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