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    • A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal

    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 591
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 556
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553

    Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence chief, thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Retold with Gripping Narrative

    • By Avril Sawers on 14-10-14

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The Christmas Card Crime

    • And Other Stories
    • By: Martin Edwards
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin, Anne Dover
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A Christmas party is punctuated by a gunshot under a policeman’s watchful eye. A jewel heist is planned amidst the glitz and glamour of Oxford Street’s Christmas shopping. And lost in a snowstorm, a man finds a motive for murder.... This collection of mysteries explores the darker side of the festive season, from unexplained disturbances in the fresh snow to the darkness that lurks beneath the sparkling decorations.

    Regular price: £18.59

    • Music from Home

    • By: Geraldine O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Having lost her mother at a young age, Maria Conti is close to her father, Leo, who owns an Italian restaurant, Leonardo’s. Secretly, however, she worries over Leo's drinking and gambling binges. Maria has no one to advise her as Leo's family is in Italy and her mother's family in Ireland rejected her when she married a foreigner. Then Leo is tragically killed. In the dark days that follow it emerges that he has left them deeply in debt. Maria has no choice but to turn to her estranged Irish family.

    Regular price: £15.79

    • Mystery in White

    • By: J. Jefferson Farjeon
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    "The horror on the train, great though it may turn out to be, will not compare with the horror that exists here, in this house." On Christmas Eve, heavy snowfall brings a train to a halt near the village of Hemmersby. Several passengers take shelter in a deserted country house, where the fire has been lit and the table laid for tea - but no one is at home. Trapped together for Christmas, the passengers are seeking to unravel the secrets of the empty house when a murderer strikes in their midst.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shiveringly cold ...

    • By Jayne Baker on 20-09-16

    Regular price: £18.59

    • Christmas at Tuppenny Corner

    • By: Katie Flynn
    • Narrated by: Anne Dover
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Liverpool, 1939. As winter descends on Tuppenny Corner and rumours of war float across the canals, 15-year-old Rosie O’Leary must come to terms with her own dramatic upheaval. Forced to say good-bye to all she holds dear and embark on a new life aboard The Kingfisher, her world is suddenly full of uncertainty. But new beginnings open up new possibilities.... When fellow bargee Tim Bradley offers to show Rosie the sights of Liverpool, she jumps at the chance, and it’s not long before their friendship grows into something more. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Christmas at Tuppenny Corner

    • By Sakazoke on 28-11-18

    Regular price: £21.39

    • A Nightingale Christmas Promise

    • By: Donna Douglas
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    London, 1914. While young men enlist up and down the country, the Nightingale Hospital has its own set of new recruits.... Anna Beck is the daughter of the best baker in Bethnal Green. Her German father built the business out of nothing, but as the shadow of war descends, his fate is at the mercy of their neighbours. Meanwhile Katie Carlyle has always wanted to become a doctor. She fought hard to get into medical school, and even now she faces prejudice from her fellow students as well as the tutors. Can she prove them wrong?

    Regular price: £22.79

    • Silent Voices

    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 835
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 718

    When DI Vera Stanhope finds the body of a woman in the sauna room of her local gym, she wonders briefly if she’s uncovered a simple death from natural causes. But a closer inspection reveals ligature marks around the victim’s throat…Vera pulls her team together and sets them interviewing those connected to the victim, while she and colleague, Sergeant Joe Ashworth, work to find a motive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Oneof the best audiobooks I've heard

    • By Gill on 17-05-11

    Regular price: £15.09

    • The Conquest

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 20 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    When a comet appears in the sky over England in 1066, Ailith, a young Saxon wife, feels sure that it can only bode well. Yet within a year, Ailith's joy turns to heartache as her husband and her child are taken from her and the conquering Normans advance. Ailith's grief turns to love for a brief period with a handsome Norman invader. She bears him one daughter, but in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings she discovers a betrayal she cannot forgive....

    Regular price: £26.59

    • The Boy Who Lived with the Dead

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It is 1920, and DI Albert Lincoln is still reeling from the disturbing events of the previous year. Before the war, he'd investigated the murder of a child in a Cheshire village, and now a woman has been murdered there and another child is missing. With the help of the village schoolmistress, Albert closes in on the original prewar killer. He soon realises the only witness is in grave danger, possibly from somebody he calls 'the Shadow Man'. And as he discovers more about the victims he finds information that might bring him a step closer to solving a mystery of his own.

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Paul Temple's White Christmas

    • By: Francis Durbridge
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. In this festive short story featuring Francis Durbridge’s favourite debonair amateur detective, Paul Temple journeys to Switzerland to identify an elusive criminal.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good short story but ....

    • By JDP on 01-12-18

    Regular price: £0.69

    • The Glass Room

    • A Vera Stanhope Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Ann Cleeves
    • Narrated by: Charlie Hardwick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    When one of DI Vera Stanhope's hippy neighbours goes missing, she feels duty-bound to find out what happened. It's an easy job to track the young woman down to a country retreat where aspiring authors gather to work through their novels. It gets complicated when a body is discovered and Vera's neighbour is found with a knife in her hand. Calling in the team, Vera knows that she should hand the case over to someone else, but the investigation is too tempting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By melanie on 06-07-12

    Regular price: £15.09

    • The Mallen Litter

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Janine Birkett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Each generation of the Mallen family has been cursed with a dramatic white streak in their jet-black hair. Barbara does not have the visible streak to identify her as a Mallen, but she has spent her life trying to forget her parentage - and the horrific circumstances behind her birth. When her triplets - the Mallen litter - were born, she hoped that it would herald a new beginning. But it seems that one of her sons bears the Mallen streak - and that the Mallen curse will never die out.... 

    Regular price: £21.39

    • The Christmas Card Crime

    • By: Donald Stuart
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. A locked-room mystery that will delight Agatha Christie fans. Dramatist Trevor Lowe and his friend Detective Inspector Shadgold board the Western Express to spend Christmas in the little Cornish village of St Merryan. Heavy snowfall forces their journey to an abrupt halt and, after seeking refuge in a local pub, one of their fellow passengers is found stabbed to death, clutching half a Christmas card. Is the murderer in their midst?

    Regular price: £2.09

    • A Christmas Railway Mystery

    • By: Edward Marston
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    December 1860. Headed for the morning shift at the Swindon Locomotive Works is an army of men pouring out of terraced houses built by the GWR, a miniature town and planned community that aims to provide for its employees from cradle to grave. Unfortunately, boilersmith Frank Rodman is headed for the grave sooner than he'd expected, or he will be once his missing head is found. Colbeck, the Railway Detective, finds his investigation into Rodman's murder mired in contradictions. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very enjoyable indeed

    • By M on 17-12-18

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Double Cross

    • The True Story of the D-Day Spies
    • By: Ben Macintyre
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    D-Day, 6 June 1944 was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the invasion force. The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence. But at its heart was the “Double Cross System”, a team of double agents controlled by the secret Twenty Committee.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, narration is little off for me.

    • By outlandish on 10-10-15

    Regular price: £17.19

    • A High Mortality of Doves

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    It's 1919. The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still coming to terms with the loss of so many of its sons when the brutal murder of a young girl shatters its hard-won tranquility. Myrtle Bligh is found stabbed, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove. During the war Myrtle volunteered as a nurse, working at the nearby big house, Tarnhey Court. When two more women are found murdered, Inspector Albert Lincoln is sent up from London.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • historical stand alone crime

    • By AmyAlice on 04-09-17

    Regular price: £20.69

    • Choked Off

    • The Falconer Files, Book 2
    • By: Andrea Frazer
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The villagers of Stoney Cross are busily preparing for their first Arts Festival and enlist the help of a local radio presenter. But the delight soon turns to dismay when the broadcaster, Marcus Willoughby, moves into a house in Stoney Cross the day before the festival. He turns out to be someone from various people’s pasts and greets them with recognition - and malice - in his eyes. When he is found dead, no crocodile tears are shed. He was 'choked off' for good while in full flow. DI Harry Falconer and Acting Detective Sergeant 'Davey' Carmichael are dispatched to investigate....

    Regular price: £18.59

    • Lord James Harrington and the Christmas Mystery

    • By: Lynn Florkiewicz
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    It’s Christmas, and James and Beth are preparing for Harrington’s festive dinner and dance. This year, famous diva Olivia Dupre is singing; a wedding is taking place, and they’re hosting a reunion of PALs - ex-army comrades from the Great War. When Olivia falls ill and claims she’s been poisoned, James puts his sleuthing hat on. But things take a sinister turn when a further attack takes place.   

    Regular price: £18.59

    • Murder out of Tune

    • By: Lesley Cookman
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A member of a local ukulele group is found dead in Steeple Martin's churchyard. Libby's first reaction is relief that the victim isn't anyone she knows. She and the usual suspects have other things to occupy them, as they are gearing up for a Christmas concert and pantomime in the Oast Theatre, but when Libby's cousin gets romantically involved with a man in whom the police are taking an interest, she can't help asking a few questions - and getting into trouble....

    Regular price: £19.29

    • The Merchant's House

    • By: Kate Ellis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    DS Wesley Peterson, newly arrived in the West Country town of Tradmouth, has his hands full when a child goes missing and a young woman is brutally murdered on a lonely cliff path. Then his old friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, unearths the skeletons of a strangled woman and a newborn baby in the cellar of an ancient merchant's house nearby. As the investigation continues, Wesley begins to suspect that these deaths, centuries apart, may be linked by age-old motives of jealousy, a sexual obsession and desperate longing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not a bad story

    • By JPH on 30-01-18

    Regular price: £19.29

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