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    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,830
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,790

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific

    • By Jane on 11-07-07

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Notes From a Small Island

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 945
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 939

    After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland, and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another. It was thus clear to him that his people needed him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Note From A Small Islander

    • By Jo on 05-11-08

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Lost Continent

    • Travels In Small Town America
    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 734
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 733

    Hardly anyone ever leaves Des Moines, Iowa. But Bill Bryson did, and after 10 years in England he decided to go home, to a foreign country. In an ageing Chevrolet Chevette, he drove nearly 14,000 miles through 38 states to compile this hilarious and perceptive state-of-the-nation report on small-town America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The road trip you're dying to take

    • By Miss on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Down Under

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 884
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 708
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703

    Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else. Nevertheless, Bill Bryson journeyed to the country and promptly fell in love with it. The people are cheerful, their cities are clean, the beer is cold, and the sun nearly always shines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious

    • By Lynette Morris on 24-12-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Notes From a Big Country

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    After moving back to the States, Bryson started to write a column for The Mail on Sunday Night and Day magazine. This is a collection of these column entries. Bryson writes about everything from everyday chores, to suing people, the beach, TV, movies, air conditioners, college, Americana, injury dangers, wasting resources, and holiday seasons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bitter or Sweet ? I'm not sure !

    • By J-H2O on 03-10-06

    Regular price: £18.49

    • A Walk in the Woods

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132

    The Appalachian Trail covers 14 states and over 2,000 miles, snaking through some of the most spectacular landscapes in America. Reluctant adventurer Bryson recounts his gruelling hike along the longest continuous footpath in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wilderness adventure from the comfort of home

    • By John on 28-04-07

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Neither Here nor There

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    In Neither Here nor There Bill Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable.

    • By Sara on 05-01-12

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Made in America

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 669
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 466

    In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land, explaining how a dusty hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how Americans were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up, as well as exposing the true origins of the G-string, the original $64,000 question, and Dr Kellogg of cornflakes fame.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A history of America through its language

    • By Tom on 12-05-10

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Classic Radio Sci-Fi: BBC Drama Collection

    • Five BBC radio full-cast dramatisations
    • By: H G Wells, Stanislaw Lem, Karel Čapek, and others
    • Narrated by: William Gaunt, full cast, Robert Glenister, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Five seminal science fiction classics are brought vividly to life in these gripping BBC Radio dramatisations, with casts including Robert Glenister, William Gaunt, Carleton Hobbs and Joanne Froggatt. Titles include Frankenstein (1994), The Time Machine (2009), The Lost World (1975), R.U.R. (1989) and Solaris (2007). Accompanying this collection is a bonus PDF file featuring extensive sleeve notes by Andrew Pixley.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two great - Two fine - One really bad

    • By Nigel on 14-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    At the heart of these stories, as with all the best of Lovecraft’s work, is the belief that the Earth was once inhabited by powerful and evil gods, just waiting for the chance to recolonise their planet. Cthulhu is one such god, lurking deep beneath the sea until called into being by cult followers who – like all humans – know not what they do.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gain Entrance

    • By Diane on 23-06-14

    Regular price: £19.09

    • Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence

    • By: Michael Marshall Smith
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    It's not every day that the devil knocks on your door. From the critically acclaimed author of Only Forward comes a delightful new tale about Hannah, a young girl living a mundane existence in California, who discovers that her grandfather has been friends with the devil for the past 150 years...and now they need her help.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I agree, Hannah is unlikable.

    • By Debbie Rowe on 06-06-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Orfeo

    • By: Richard Powers
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Seventy-year old avant-garde composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police outside. His DIY microbiology lab has come to the attention of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid on his house, Els flees and turns fugitive, waiting for the evidence to clear him and for the alarm surrounding his activities to blow over. But alarm turns to national hysteria.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A sophisticated and enjoyable listen/read!

    • By Paul Chester on 12-03-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Queen Elizabeth

    • The Queen Mother: The Official Biography
    • By: William Shawcross
    • Narrated by: William Shawcross, Sophie Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes Lyon,the youngest daughter of the Earl of Strathmore, was born on 4 August 1900. It might reasonably have been expected that she would lead a life of ease and privilege but few could have imagined the profound effect she would have on Britain and its people. Her life spanned the whole of the 20th century and this official biography tells not only her story but, through it, that of the country she loved so devotedly.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stunning portrayal of a remarkable woman

    • By Laurence Willis on 11-01-16

    Regular price: £13.99

    • The God Argument

    • The Case Against Religion and for Humanism
    • By: A. C. Grayling
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief - all of them - right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at stake in this debate? Equally important: what is the alternative to religion as a view of the world and a foundation for morality?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A house divided

    • By Je suis Charlie on 26-07-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Nazis and the Occult

    • By: Paul Roland
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The Nazis and the Occult reveals the true nature of the Third Reich's link with arcane influences and of evil itself, as well as explaining how an ill-educated, psychologically unbalanced nonentity succeeded in mesmerizing an entire nation. Forget what you have read, seen, and heard. This is the real secret history of Nazi Germany and its dark Messiah - Adolf Hitler.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Swimmer

    • By: Joakim Zander
    • Narrated by: William Roberts, Yolanda Kettle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 57

    The truth weighs nothing… Klara Walldeen, orphaned as a child and brought up by her grandparents, is now a political aide in Brussels. And she has just seen something she shouldn't. On the other side of the world, an old spy hides. Once, he was a man so dedicated that he abandoned his daughter. Now the only thing he lives for is swimming. Then Klara is thrown into a terrifying chase through Europe. Only the Swimmer can save her. But time is running out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings but good overall

    • By M. Rawson on 12-03-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • World's Worst Crimes

    • An A-Z of Evil Deeds
    • By: Charlotte Greig
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The World's Worst Crimes takes you deep into the disturbing world of psychopaths, career criminals, and serial killers. From the Woman in the Box and the Online Murderer to the Dusseldorf Vampire and the House of Horror, this book delves into every major category of crime, sifting through the evidence to present a grisly, compelling, and blood-spattered history of the worst crimes ever committed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good

    • By Paul C on 10-11-16

    Regular price: £15.49

    • History Speaks, Volume 1

    • By: Robert Browning, Kenneth Landfrey, Florence Nightingale, and others
    • Narrated by: Robert Browning, Kenneth Landfrey, Florence Nightingale, and others
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most iconic people in history, including Robert Browning, Kenneth Landfrey, Florence Nightingale, Sir Henry Morton Stanley, PT Barnum, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Edwin Booth, General Nelson Miles, William Jennings Bryan and Garret A. Hobart. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan.

    Regular price: £7.49

    • Larry's Party

    • By: Carol Shields
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Larry's Party covers the life of Larry Weller, a modern man in the 20th century. Following Larry between the ages of 27 and 47, from 1977 to 1997, the novel illustrates what it’s like to be a man in Larry’s era, and how men have had to change; exploring how masculinity is defined in the post-feminist world. Read by William Roberts.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Supernatural Serial Killers

    • What Makes Them Murder?
    • By: Samantha Lyon, Dr. Daphne Tan
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Albert Fish held the genuine belief that the murders he committed were upon instruction from God. Peter Stumpp, who started practicing the "wicked arts" from 12 years of age, was convinced he was a werewolf. There are many more murderous individuals like them. Supernatural Serial Killers explores the association between serial killers and the supernatural. The crimes committed by these men and women usually involved sexual deviance, cannibalism, and violence toward children.

    Regular price: £24.19

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