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  • Supernatural Serial Killers: What Makes Them Murder? | Samantha Lyon,Dr. Daphne Tan

    Supernatural Serial Killers: What Makes Them Murder?

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Samantha Lyon, Dr. Daphne Tan
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    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.

  • World's Worst Crimes: An A-Z of Evil Deeds | Charlotte Greig

    World's Worst Crimes: An A-Z of Evil Deeds

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Charlotte Greig
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    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.

    Paul C says: "Good"
  • The Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great Gatsby

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By F Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    When The Great Gatsby was published, commercially it was a failure but critically it was a success. It is still the most admired and well-read of all Scott Fitzgerald’s novels and it is considered a handbook of the 'Jazz Age'. Scott Fitzgerald put much of himself and his life into the book. He created the character of Jay Gatsby to illustrate his own experiences of the illusory and morally bankrupt aspects of 1920s' America, and the character of Nick Carraway to show his disapproval of its destructive effects.

  • The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism | A. C. Grayling

    The God Argument: The Case Against Religion and for Humanism

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By A. C. Grayling
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    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?

    R. Roberts says: "Worth listening to"
  • Nature Girl | Carl Hiaasen

    Nature Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    Honey Santana is determined to set up her own tour business, paddling tourists around the Florida Everglades in ocean kayaks. The result is a kayaking trip from hell, and an unplanned overnight stay on Dismal Key, one of the Everglades' islands.

    Vyonne says: "hilarious"
  • Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother: The Official Biography | William Shawcross

    Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother: The Official Biography

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Shawcross
    • Narrated By William Shawcross, Sophie Roberts
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    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.

    Laurence Willis says: "Stunning portrayal of a remarkable woman"
  • Classic Radio Sci-Fi: The Time Machine (Dramatised) | H.G. Wells

    Classic Radio Sci-Fi: The Time Machine (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister, William Gaunt
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    It opens in 1943, when Wells is recording a talk for the Home Service in which he questions mankind's future. After the broadcast, he spends the evening with American journalist Martha, and tells her the astonishing news that his bestselling book The Time Machine was not fantasy but fact. Wells explains that he was actually present at the dinner party in Richmond fifty years earlier, when the Time Traveller returned from his first fateful journey into the future.

    Jason says: "good retelling."
  • The Black Cat | Edgar Allan Poe

    The Black Cat

    • UNABRIDGED (27 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    This is a story from the Fall of the House of Usher collection. The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares: Premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

  • The Fall of the House of Usher & The Pit and the Pendulum | Edgar Allan Poe

    The Fall of the House of Usher & The Pit and the Pendulum

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares - premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

  • Larry's Party | Carol Shields

    Larry's Party

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Carol Shields
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    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.

  • Honour Among Thieves | Jeffrey Archer

    Honour Among Thieves

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    The time, 1993. The place, Washington, D.C. Of the adversaries in the Gulf War, the sole survivor is Saddam Hussein. And Saddam is planning a revenge so diabolical that the United States will be left with no choice but to retaliate.

  • The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe

    The Masque of the Red Death

    • UNABRIDGED (16 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    This is a story from the Fall of the House of Usher collection. The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares: Premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

  • Introducing Postmodernism | Richard Appignanesi

    Introducing Postmodernism

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Richard Appignanesi
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    Postmodernism claims that "modernity", which grew from the Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution and Marxism, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly "contemporary" culture, a virtual world of "hyperreality" containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed "end of history".

    Duncan says: "Brilliant!"
  • Orfeo | Richard Powers

    Orfeo

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Richard Powers
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    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.

    Paul Chester says: "A sophisticated and enjoyable listen/read!"
  • Death Will Have Your Eyes | James Sallis

    Death Will Have Your Eyes

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By James Sallis
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    David was one of an elite corps of spies trained during the Cold War. But those days are gone and for nine years he has been an ordinary citizen... until a phone call in the middle of the night. The only other known survivor of that elite corps has gone rogue. They need David to stop him. What ensues is an existential cat-and-mouse game played out across the American landscape.

  • A Stab in the Dark | Lawrence Block

    A Stab in the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Lawrence Block
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    Nine long years have passed since the killer last struck - nine years since eight helpless young women were brutally slaughtered by an icepick-wielding maniac. The trail grew cold and the book was unofficially closed on a serial killer who stopped killing. But now "The Icepick Prowler" has confessed - but only to seven of the killings. Not only does he deny the eighth, he has an airtight alibi. Barbara Ettinger's family had almost come to accept that the young woman was the victim of a random killing.

  • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Audio Lectures: A Complete Course for the Beginner | William W. Klein,Craig L. Blomberg,Robert L. Hubbard Jr.

    Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Audio Lectures: A Complete Course for the Beginner

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg, Robert L. Hubbard Jr.
    • Narrated By William W. Klein, Craig L. Blomberg, Robert L. Hubbard Jr.
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    Introduction to Biblical Interpretation: Audio Lectures, together with its accompanying textbook, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, provides a full seminary-level overview of biblical hermeneutics. Useful for formal students wanting additional instruction and for self-learners alike, this audiobook provides an excellent, thorough primer on the discipline of biblical hermeneutics.

  • The Essential Edgar Allan Poe | Edgar Allan Poe

    The Essential Edgar Allan Poe

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By Kerry Shale, John Chancer, William Roberts
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    Released to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the author’s birth in January 1809, this selection of well-loved, chilling tales from the master of the supernatural is a perfect Christmas gift. The short stories include "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Pit and the Pendulum", "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Masque of the Red Death", and "The Fall of the House of Usher". This release also features additional poetry by Poe and a new biography especially written for Naxos AudioBooks by Roy McMillan.

  • A Short History of World War 2: The Greatest Conflict in Human History | Nigel Cawthorne

    A Short History of World War 2: The Greatest Conflict in Human History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Nigel Cawthorne
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    World War II was the greatest conflict in human history, involving over 100 million people serving in the forces of the Axis and the Allies and resulting in 50 to 70 million deaths. This book covers war in Europe, war in the Pacific and war across a number of other fronts between 1939 and 1945. Features the leading protagonists in the conflict, their ideological positions and the strategies they employed.

  • The Fall of the House of Usher | Edgar Allan Poe

    The Fall of the House of Usher

    • UNABRIDGED (50 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated By William Roberts
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    This is a story from the Fall of the House of Usher collection. The horrors of the Spanish Inquisition, with its dungeon of death, and the overhanging gloom on the House of Usher demonstrate unforgettably the unique imagination of Edgar Allan Poe. Unerringly, he touches upon some of our greatest nightmares: Premature burial, ghostly transformation, words from beyond the grave. Written in the 1840s, they have retained their power to shock and frighten even now.

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