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    • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,531
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,484

    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
    • A short Review of Nearly Everything

    • By Roy on 08-08-05

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Notes From a Small Island

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,049

    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

    • Neither Here nor There

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 725
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559

    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

    • 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 1,527
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,237

    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

    • 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 501
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377

    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

    • Down Under

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 947
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757

    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

    • 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 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    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

    • 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 1,010
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 800
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 799

    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

    • Made in America

    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 705
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 497

    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 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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

    • Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence

    • By: Michael Marshall Smith
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, not so sure about the narrator

    • By MegaMegan on 27-11-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Voyage

    • A BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation by Dirk Maggs
    • By: Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Roberts, Vincent Marzello, Rolf Saxon, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    An alternative history of the US space programme, dramatised by Dirk Maggs. After the moon, Mars.... What if John F. Kennedy survived the assassination attempt and developed the space programme? President Nixon, with the help of former president JFK, has just green-lit NASA’s first manned expedition to Mars. Aboard the expedition is Natalie York, a geologist who risks everything she loves for the chance to go to space; Phil Stone, former X-15 test pilot; and Ralph Gershon, a Vietnam War hero intent on being the first African American to reach another planet.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Nazis and the Occult

    • By: Paul Roland
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very dull and light on any factual evidence.

    • By Mark O. on 29-09-18

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Shadow over Innsmouth and The Whisperer in Darkness

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The Shadow Over Innsmouth and The Whisperer in Darkness are counted amongst H.P. Lovecraft's most popular stories. In the first we are transported to the decrepit coastal town of Innsmouth, whose amphibian-like citizens betray a dark and sinister secret. The second takes us to Vermont, where a university professor becomes embroiled in a mind-bending celestial mystery after strange things are seen floating in the rivers.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Cymbeline (BBC Radio 3: Drama on 3)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis, Nia Roberts, William Houston, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A BBC Radio 3 full-cast dramatisation of Shakespeare’s classic ‘Cymbeline’, starring Bill Wallis. Originally broadcast in December 2006 as part of the ‘Drama on 3’ collection.Shakespeare's play, set during the Roman invasion of Britain, centres around the banishment of the man who has incurred the wrath of the king by secretly marrying his daughter. Confusion follows in an intricate plot in which nobody is quite who they seem to be.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • World's Worst Crimes

    • An A-Z of Evil Deeds
    • By: Charlotte Greig
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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: £18.29

    • 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 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • At the Mountains of Madness

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    At the Mountains of Madness first appeared in 1936, in the February, March and April editions of the American magazine Astounding Stories. One of H.P. Lovecraft’s most chilling works, it draws on Edgar Allan Poe’s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, as well as Lovecraft’s deep fascination with the Antarctic. The sinister discoveries made by a group of explorers in At the Mountains of Madness are testament to the author’s enormous powers of imagination.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wearisome Tosh

    • By C. P. McGregor on 29-10-13

    Regular price: £19.09

    • The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Stories

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    H.P. Lovecraft never found fame during his lifetime and died in 1937 in relative obscurity. But in the decades that followed his death, his importance as a unique and original visionary in the genre of science fantasy and 'weird fiction' has grown monumentally, so that even talents such as author Stephen King and film-maker John Carpenter have described him as a prime influence upon their creative lives. Here, then, is a selection of his stories.

    Regular price: £18.69

    • 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 45
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A charming period piece

    • By Kl Love on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £13.99

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