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    • The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins

    • By: John Pearson
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    Heroes or villains? You decide.... In the 1960s, London’s gangland was ruled by two men: Reggie and Ronnie Kray. Building an empire of crime by intimidation, extortion, and terror on a scale never seen before or since, they feted stars of stage and screen, sportsmen, and even politicians to gain the respectability they craved. Read by acclaimed actor Martin Shaw, this is the true story of their rise and fall.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but not all true

    • By Miss Cl Brannan on 30-10-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Shakespeare's MACBETH

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Gideon Wagner
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    Macbeth, a general of the army of Duncan, King of Scotland, rises through the ranks after victory over the rebel MacDonald. Inspired by three witches' prediction that he would become king, he and his wife murder Duncan, and he becomes King of Scotland himself. The heir, Malcolm, flees to England, where he is joined by Macduff, the loyal Thane of Fife.

    Regular price: £0.99

    • Tropic of Cancer

    • By: Henry Miller
    • Narrated by: Ian McShane
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Tropic of Cancer is regarded as a masterpiece, with Time magazine rating it as one of the 100 most important novels of the 20th century. It is an unforgettable, confessional, warts and all novel of the author and his friends riotous adventures in Paris during the Depression. It changed censorship laws in the US where it was published decades after it was written, and reading it today amplifies the debt that modern writers owe Miller.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poisonous

    • By Zut Marron on 10-06-18

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Birds & Don't Look Now

    • By: Daphne Du Maurier
    • Narrated by: Peter Capaldi
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Du Maurier is of course world famous for many of her novels. These two stories are perhaps even better known as films ( The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock and Don't Look Now by Nic Roeg), but here we bring you the full terrifying texts, superbly read by Peter Capaldi, who brings the true dimension of these works to the imagination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love it very good

    • By paul c geddes on 18-02-16

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Pride & Prejudice

    • By: Jane Austen
    • Narrated by: Joanna Lumley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex. Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just wonderful

    • By jill fraser on 29-07-17

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Sonnets from the Portuguese

    • By: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    • Narrated by: Ghizela Rowe
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Elizabeth Barrett Moulton Barrett was born on 6 March 1806, in Coxhoe Hall, County Durham, the eldest of 12 children. The family's wealth was derived from sugar plantations manned by slaves in Jamaica, enabling them to also purchase a 500-acre estate in Herefordshire. This wealth allowed her to publish poems from an early age. However, by age 20, the family’s fortunes were in decline, though they were never below comfortable, after losing a lawsuit over their plantations.

    Regular price: £3.99

    • The Ghost Train

    • By: Arnold Ridley
    • Narrated by: Julia Burchell, James McNicholas, Katy Manning
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Thanks to the mindless actions of Teddy Deakin, a group of mismatched rail passengers find themselves stranded in a dark and isolated station, having missed the last connection of the night. Tales of superstition prevail as the local station master - unable to persuade them to leave - reveals that very night, 20 years ago, a train crashed leaving a number of passengers dead. Legend has it, that the station is still haunted as the train relives its final moments as it roars through the station to its demise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Ghost Train

    • By kEVIN on 14-04-13

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

    • By: Alan Sillitoe
    • Narrated by: Linus Roache
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Alan Sillitoe was an integral part of the Angry Young Men movement of the fifties that focused on its authentic depiction of real working class people. This book is true to their ideals in its raw sharp writing of the story of a young man framed by his brutal experience in the army and as a factory worker. Fuelled by a bleak aggressive outlook on life the book centers around a boozy, philandering weekend which is graphically captured by Sillitoe's clever prose and Linus Roache's strong reading.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but misses out a lot

    • By Austyn C. Young on 10-10-16

    Regular price: £6.29

    • Boswell's London Journal

    • By: James Boswell
    • Narrated by: Anthony Quayle
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Abridged
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    In 1762, 22-year old James Boswell left Edinburg for London. This portion of his personal journals documents the nine months that followed. Filled with detail, description, and zest for life, Boswell's London Journal provides a frank and accurate picture of both the young man and London in the early 1760s. While many of Boswell's journals have been published, this one gained popularity for its racier entries as well as its descriptions of Boswell's first encounter with Samuel Johnson.

    Regular price: £6.66

    • Three Men In A Boat

    • By: Jerome K Jerome
    • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Martyrs to hypochondria and general seediness, J. and his friends George and Harris decide that a jaunt up the Thames would suit them to a ‘T’. But when they set off, they can hardly predict the troubles that lie ahead with tow-ropes, unreliable weather-forecasts and tins of pineapple chunks – not to mention the devastation left in the wake of J.’s small fox-terrier Montmorency.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A trip along the Thames with Hugh Laurie

    • By Brooksies on 29-09-14

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The Delta Of Venus

    • By: Anais Nin
    • Narrated by: Ingrid Pitt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Anais Nin is undoubtedly a great writer. In Delta of Venus she welcomes us into a world of new experiences where she demands that 'sex be mixed with tears, laughter, promises....new faces, dancing and wine.' This ground breaking collection of stories explores aspects of female sexuality long unexposed until Anais opened what she herself was to call 'that Pandora's box.' It is brave, fearless and compelling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely vintage erotica

    • By Cleon W. on 27-02-13

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Macbeth (Dramatised)

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: Alec Guinness
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This family tragedy, soaked in blood, deceit, and betrayal is at the pinnacle of Shakespeare's works and a true epic of English theatre. This performance by Sir Alec Guinness and fellow actors from London's Old vic Company is spellbinding. A rare treat for Shakespeare lovers and the performances of great actors.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Skips story

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-02-18

    Regular price: £4.19

    • The Tragic History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus

    • By: Christopher Marlowe
    • Narrated by: Frank Silvera
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Christopher Marlow's play based on the Faust story of a man selling his soul to the devil, has fascinated and divided critics throughout the ages since its first performance in Elizabethan England. The central character's thirst for knowledge and power throws up essential questions of morality, life and death. Compulsive listening as this exceptionally brilliant play of verse and prose is finely executed by Frank Silvera and cast.

    Regular price: £4.19

    • Crime & Punishment

    • By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable but -

    • By PhilW on 06-09-15

    Regular price: £7.99

    • The School For Scandal

    • By: Richard Sheridan
    • Narrated by: Edith Evans, Claire Bloom
    • Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The School For Scandal is Sheridan's master work which wittily illustrates 18th century's aristocrats at play. With pinpoint accuracy Sheridan's characterisation of these decadent ruling classes give it a universal appeal as echoes of both the people and their antics are to be found in each generation.

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Funky Turkeys

    • By: Benjamin Zephaniah
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Zephaniah
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Rap along with Benjamin Zephaniah to the beat of his unique performance poetry. Hip, zany and streetwise, this is an excellent collection from one of our leading modern poets. The poems are taken mainly from the books Talking Turkeys and Funky Chickens. (The audio versions vary slightly from the written text in Benjamin's books.)

    Regular price: £5.99

    • How Green Was My Valley

    • By: Richard Llewellyn
    • Narrated by: Walter Pidgeon
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 5

    Based in a mining village in Wales at the turn of the 19th century, How Green Was My Valley catches the impossible dilemmas that were created in society's irreversible shift from pastoral to industrial through Huw, the youngest son of seven. Loyalty, education, economics and manhood are examined in this pre union tightly knit mining community. Sentimentalised with lots of atmosphere this is a moving account of an important chapter in British history that affects every corner of the world.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • INAUDIBLE. TERRIBLE QUALITY

    • By Angela on 20-08-17

    Regular price: £2.49

    • Maths Magic

    • Time For Times
    • By: Isaac Anoom
    • Narrated by: Isaac Anoom
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      1 out of 5 stars 2
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      1 out of 5 stars 2

    Isaac Anoom is also Mr Numbervator, a fresh faced exciting character who simply makes you want to learn about maths and more importantly makes sure that you enjoy learning. The enjoyment factor comes from the way he presents maths and number combining his presentation with active engagement, pace and bounce so that achievement is maximised and success is real.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Helpful?

    • By Dinah on 18-02-11

    Regular price: £0.99

    • The Hound Of The Baskervilles

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Peter Egan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    It is strange to consider that, although The Hound Of The Baskervilles is Conan Doyle’s most popular novel, his hero is absent for much of the time. Notice how he sets up an atmosphere of supernatural horror right from the start through Dr Mortimer’s reading of the ancient curse, and how he then presents as assortment of bizarre clues – in particular, the riddle of the missing boots – which Holmes will have to unravel.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A laid-back reading

    • By Knucklebones on 22-05-13

    Regular price: £7.99

    • A Journal of Love

    • By: Anais Nin
    • Narrated by: Maryam D'Abo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Journal of Love continues the story of Anais Nin's eventful bohemian life which began with Henry and June. Her pioneering insightful writing is considered the finest in the genre of female erotica. Maryam D'Abo, famous as a Bond leading lady, captures the honesty and sensuality of Nin's beautiful book.

    Regular price: £9.99

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