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    • Ringworld

    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 597
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      4 out of 5 stars 493
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      4 out of 5 stars 493

    Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel Ringworld is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vast

    • By aeromys on 21-07-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Adventures of Augie March

    • By: Saul Bellow
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Augie is a poor but exuberant boy growing up in Chicago during the Depression. While his friends all settle into chosen professions, Augie demands a special destiny. He tests out a wild succession of occupations, proudly rejecting each as too limiting - until he tangles with the glamorous perfectionist Thea.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Did Feminism Liberate Men?

    • By Philip on 20-06-13

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Big Sur

    • By: Jack Kerouac
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    "Big Sur's a humane, precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens on Kerouac, a superior novelist who had strength to complete his poetic narrative, a task few scribes so afflicted have accomplished...others crack up. Here we meet San Francisco's poets and recognize hero Dean Moriarty 10 years after On the Road. Jack Kerouac was a 'writer,' as his great peer W.S. Burroughs says, and here at the peak of his suffering humorous genius he wrote through his misery to end with 'Sea,' a brilliant poem appended, on the hallucinatory sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur." - Allen Ginsberg

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome story

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-11-15

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Shamela

    • An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews
    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Tom Burke, Neville Jason, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Shamela is a bawdy, spirited, and hilarious response to Samuel Richardson's hugely popular 1740 novel, Pamela. In this pointed satire, Shamela (which transpires to be the real name of Richardson's Pamela) reveals the ulterior motives behind the events that took place in Pamela. Shamela is unlike the virtuous young lady portrayed in Richardson's novel and she takes command of her master, Squire Booby. Our heroine has planned it all out from the start and she is determined to entrap her master into marriage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read this after Pamela!

    • By Anfisa on 21-03-16

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Sleeping Beauty

    • A Lew Archer novel
    • By: Ross Macdonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The young Lennox heiress - glimpsed for a haunting moment on the beach, clutching an oil-drenched sea bird in her arms - has disappeared, and while on her trail, Archer finds himself journeying into the hidden lives of a family twisted by money, power, and a compulsive instinct for infidelity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Solid prose from Chandler and Hammett's succesor

    • By Dez V on 10-11-17

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Huck Finn is a homeless rebel who loves freedom more than respectability. He isn't above lying and stealing, but he faces a battle with his conscience when he meets up with a runaway slave named Jim. Jim is trying to escape to a free state in the North while his owner wants to sell him to a slave trader down river. Huck knows that helping Jim will bring trouble, but can he turn in a man who only wants to be free?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Nat on 20-02-11

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Find a Victim

    • A Lew Archer Novel
    • By: Ross Macdonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    When Lew Archer stops for a hitchhiker and finds a young man dying of a gunshot wound, he knows he has stumbled into a mess. In a matter of hours he is suspected by the law, hired by a target-shooting trucking magnate, and chasing a hijacked load of hooch and a band of sinners on the loose.

    Regular price: £16.39

    • Promise of Glory

    • By: C.X. Moreau
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Robert E. Lee knew that he had to keep the momentum of the Confederate forces moving forward, bringing the Army of Northern Virginia and the war itself north into Union territory. A decisive string of victories might embolden foreign powers to join the Confederacy's fight.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Magician

    • By: Sol Stein
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Magician is the now famous story of two 16-year-old antagonists locked in the crucible of their high school from which neither can escape. Ed Japhet gives a skillful performance of magic at the school prom. After the prom, Ed and his girlfriend are beset by Urek, the leader of a school gang that extracts extortion money by "renting" kids their own lockers. Ed is the only student who refuses to pay extortion money. Urek's fury at Japhet's defiance results in an attempted murder, a criminal trial, and death, with a shocker of an ending.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Max China on 12-03-17

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Hemingway's France

    • Images of the Lost Generation
    • By: Winston Conrad
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Ernest Hemingway's literary ambitions took root in France in the 1920s among some of the most extravagantly creative artists of the twentieth century. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, and others were drawn to the left bank of the Seine in Paris after World War I. Hemingway joined them and, with the publication of his book The Sun Also Rises became one of the most powerful forces in the vortex of talent and experimentation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • interesting.

    • By T on 12-10-13

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Sparring with Charlie

    • Motorbiking Down the Ho Chi Minh Trail
    • By: Christopher Hunt
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    When Christopher Hunt set off in search of Vietnam's notorious Ho Chi Minh Trail, he hardly expected to end up on a rickety, Russian-made motorcycle navigating 5,000 kilometers of paths rarely traveled by tourists and on roads missing from maps. Hunt left the United States expecting to explore the 1,700-kilometer highway that was once the supply route for the North Vietnamese Army. He soon found himself roaming the Vietnamese countryside in need of help and direction.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Jordan County

    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Before Shelby Foote undertook his epic history of the Civil War, he wrote this fictional chronicle, "a landscape in narrative", of Jordan County, Mississippi, a place where the traumas of slavery, war, and Reconstruction are as tangible as rock formations.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Letters from Atlantis

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    It was a legendary island, a fantastic island. Atlantis. Or as its prince called it, Athilan. Roy had traveled through time with his partner, Lora, to find it - and now he was tantalizingly close to its shore. Time travel allowed Roy's consciousness to enter the mind of the heir to Atlantis' throne, and what he found disturbed him. Strange dreams. Impossibly futuristic inventions and machines. How could such an advanced city exist at this time? The rest of the world was, as Lora witnessed in her travels, a dark, barbaric land still thawing from the ice age. Roy had been preparing for the odd isolation of time travel, but nothing had prepared him for his final arrival on Atlantis - a shimmering city far beyond his imagination! Roy knew this island's fate. According to legend, it would vanish into the sea. Roy also knew he had a limited amount of time to decipher the strange message in the Prince's mind - visions of cataclysmic events, mysterious rites to a faraway star. If Roy was in an Atlantis unlike anything the researchers had predicted, then what were its secrets? And when would it be destroyed?

    Regular price: £11.59

    • Tournament

    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Tournament is the successful first novel by Shelby Foote, a major Southern writer whose masterpiece, The Civil War: A Narrative, has become the modern standard against which all other works of historical narrative must be weighed.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Follow Me Down

    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A stark tale of a crime of passion, Follow Me Down tells the story of Luther Eustis, a respectably religious Mississippi farmer, who runs off to a deserted island with a young girl and brutally kills her after a three-week idyll. Why? And what was there about Eustis that attracted the young girl in the first place? The explanation of Eustis' motives is tangled and far from obvious, and each narrator perceives and reveals only parts and facets of the truth.

    Regular price: £18.39

    • Havana Heat

    • By: Darryl Brock
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Havana Heat transports readers to 1911 America, where real-life pitcher Luther "Dummy" Taylor is trying to work his arm back into fighting shape. Though deaf, Taylor helped lead John McGraw's New York Giants to the pennant, winning 115 games between 1900 and 1908. But an injury relegates him to the minors, and he dreams of one last shot at the big barnstorming trip to Cuba.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Love in a Dry Season

    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shelby Foote's magnificently orchestrated novel anticipates much of the subject matter of his monumental Civil War trilogy, rendering the clash between North and South with a violence all the more shocking for its intimacy.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Raft

    • The Courageous Struggle of Three Naval Airmen Against the Sea
    • By: Robert Trumbull
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    On the afternoon of January 16, 1942, three men boarded a TBD Devastator aircraft - a low-wing, single-engine torpedo-bomber - for an antisubmarine patrol flight. Although it was to be a relatively short flight, they became lost...

    • The Courageous Struggle of Three Naval Airmen Against the Sea
    • By: Robert Trumbull
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 19-01-01
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £13.79

    • Sleeping Beauty

    • By: Ross MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Sleeping Beauty plunges detective Lew Archer into a fascinating and intricate case connected to a disastrous oil spill on the Southern California coast. He becomes involved with three generations of the imposing Lennox family whose offshore oil platform caused the spill; and whose young heiress, glimpsed for a haunting moment on the beach -- clutching an oil-drenched sea bird in her arms -- has disappeared. While on her trail Archer finds himself journeying into a horrendous past, into the hidden lives of a family twisted by money, power, and a compulsive instinct for infidelity --...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, terrible audio

    • By Martin Goddard on 02-09-17

    Regular price: £12.68

    • Sailing to Byzantium

    • By: Robert Silverberg
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Their hotel was beautifully situated, high on the northern slope of the huge artificial mound known as the paneium that was sacred to the goat-footed god. From here they had a total view of the city: the wide noble boulevards, the soaring obelisks and monuments, the palace of Hadrian just below the hill, the stately and awesome Library, the temple of Poseidon, the teeming marketplace, the royal lodge that Mark Antony had built after his defeat at Actium.

    Regular price: £10.49