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    • Do No Harm

    • Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery
    • By: Henry Marsh
    • Narrated by: Jim Barclay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 711
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 656
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 652

    What is it really like to be a brain surgeon, to hold someone's life in your hands, to drill down into the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? In this brutally honest account, one of the country's top neurosurgeons reveals what it is to play god in life-and-death situations. Henry Marsh gives us a rare insight into the intense drama of the operating theatre and the exquisite complexity of the human brain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Brain surgeon in the 21st century nhs

    • By David on 15-07-14
    • Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery
    • By: Henry Marsh
    • Narrated by: Jim Barclay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 27-05-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 711 ratings

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Elizabeth Is Missing

    • By: Emma Healey
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,079
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,899

    Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn’t remember to drink it. She sometimes thinks her daughter Helen is a total stranger. But there’s one thing Maud is sure of: Her friend Elizabeth is missing. The note in her pocket tells her so. And no matter who tells her to stop going on about it, Maud will get to the bottom of it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Elizabeth is missing

    • By Mrs. Denise Slatter on 08-07-14

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Orphan X

    • By: Gregg Hurwitz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,369

    Do you need my help? It was always the first question he asked. They called him when they had nowhere else to turn. Raised and trained as part of a top-secret programme, he was sent to the worst places in the world to do things his government denied any knowledge of. Then he broke with the programme and disappeared. But now someone's on his tail. Someone who knows he was once known simply as Orphan X.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Alan on 25-01-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Murder Bag

    • By: Tony Parsons
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 986
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 978

    Twenty years ago seven students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Detective Max Wolfe follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the corridors of power. As the bodies pile up, Max finds he is fighting not only for justice, but for his own life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I LOVED this book!

    • By Patricia on 04-06-14

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Italian Girl

    • By: Lucinda Riley
    • Narrated by: Eva Alexander
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Rosanna Menici is just a girl when she meets Roberto Rossini, the man who will change her life. In the years to come, their destinies are bound together by their extraordinary talents as opera singers and by their enduring but obsessive love for each other - a love that will ultimately affect the lives of those closest to them. For, as Rosanna slowly discovers, their unison is haunted by irreversible events from the past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book ruined by terrible accents in Narration

    • By Apts48 on 09-08-14

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

    • By: Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 373

    Tsukuru Tazaki's life was irreparably changed when his relationships with his high school best friends became severed during Tsukuru's college days, with no explanation. Now at 35, Tsukuru's girlfriend Sara suggests he goes to talk to these high school friends in person to mend the relationships. Tsukuru visited his friends in Nagoya and Finland one by one, and uncovers the real reason as to why their relations were broken off.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Colorless Tsukuru is just that.....

    • By Amazon Customer on 20-09-14

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Birds Without Wings

    • By: Louis De Bernieres
    • Narrated by: Christopher Kay
    • Length: 27 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Birds Without Wings tells of the inhabitants of a small coastal town in South West Anatolia in the dying days of the Ottoman empire: the local Potter and fount of proverbial wisdom; a Christian girl of legendary beauty; childhood friends who play in the hills above the town, and the two holy men of different faiths, who greet each other with the words 'infidel efendi'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Birds Without Wings

    • By Michael Corry on 09-07-15

    Regular price: £31.39

    • Marked

    • By: David Jackson
    • Narrated by: Nick Landrow
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    In New York a young girl is brutally raped and murdered. Detective Callum Doyle has visited the distraught family. Now he wants justice. Doyle is convinced he knows who the killer is; the problem is he can't prove it. And the more he pushes his prime suspect, the more he learns that the man is capable of pushing back in ways more devious and twisted than Doyle could ever have imagined.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Doyle is a disappointing detective

    • By Susan Gould on 29-03-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Skeletons

    • By: Jane Fallon
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    Jen has discovered a secret. If she tells her husband Jason, will he forgive her for telling the truth? If she tells someone else in Jason's family, she'd not only tear them apart but could also find herself on the outside. But if she keeps this to herself, how long can she pretend nothing is wrong? Jen knows the truth - but is she ready for the consequences?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All families are dysfunctional. But some more so.

    • By Cornelia on 14-07-14

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Forever Girl

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    At the age of four Clover chooses her own name. Aged six, she falls in love with her best friend, James. But in the adult world, things are not so simple: Clover's mother finds she's fallen out of love with her husband, and realises that James's father is interested in her. As Clover and James, and their parents, navigate their irresistible but baffling mazes of emotion, we are given a beautifully realised tale about how love can shape a life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not up to standard

    • By Avid Reader on 08-01-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Gingerbread

    • By: Robert Dinsdale
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    In the depths of winter in the land of Belarus, where ancient forests straddle modern country borders, an orphaned boy and his grandfather go to scatter his mother’s ashes in the woodlands. But the driving snow also hides a frozen history of long-buried secrets. And as man and boy travel deeper among the trees, grandfather’s tales begin to interweave with the shocking reality of his own past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • magic, dark and moving.

    • By S. duffy on 22-02-18

    Regular price: £20.89

    • At the Edge of the Orchard

    • By: Tracy Chevalier
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Ohio, 1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled in the Black Swamp, planting apple trees to claim the land as their own. As fever picks off their children, husband and wife take solace in separate comforts. Fifteen years later their youngest son, Robert, is drifting through gold rush California. When he finds steady work for a plant collector, peace seems finally to be within reach. But the past is never really past, and one day Robert is forced to confront the brutal reason he left behind everything he loved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another brilliant book by Tracey Chevalier

    • By G. Rance on 10-04-16

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Baklava Club

    • By: Jason Goodwin
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    In nineteenth-century Istanbul, a Polish prince has been kidnapped. His assassination has been bungled and he’s held captive in an unused farmhouse. Little do the kidnappers realise that their revolutionary cell has been penetrated by their enemies. Yashim is convinced that the prince is alive. As he draws closer to the prince's whereabouts, Yashim finds himself in the most treacherous situation of his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engulfing performance by Keeble

    • By Ozzi on 15-12-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • One Night in Italy

    • By: Lucy Diamond
    • Narrated by: Geraldine Sharrock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 188

    How do you say 'I love you' in Italian? Anna's knows the father she's never met is Italian. Now she's baking focaccia and learning the language, determined to go and find him. After Catherine's husband walked out on her, and she's trying to pick up the pieces of her life. But she discovers his deception runs even deeper than infidelity. As their Italian evening class gets underway, friendships form and love affairs blossom; it's going to be a year that they will never forget.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hang on in there

    • By Lisa on 07-02-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Betrayal

    • The Crisis in the Catholic Church
    • By: The Investigative Staff of the Boston Globe
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    On 31 January 2002, The Boston Globe published a report that sent shockwaves around the world. Their findings, based on a six-month campaign by the 'Spotlight' investigative team, showed that hundreds of children in Boston had been abused by Catholic priests and that this horrific pattern of behaviour had been known - and ignored - by the Catholic Church.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Truly Shocking!

    • By P. Alsford on 14-06-18

    Regular price: £15.69

    • The Ties That Bind

    • By: Erin Kelly
    • Narrated by: Robert Blackwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Joss Grand once ruled the Brighton underworld with his sidekick Jacky Nye - until Jacky washed up by the West Pier in 1968. Though Grand's alibi seems cast-iron, Luke, a true crime writer, is sure there's more to the story, and he convinces the criminal-turned-philanthropist to be interviewed for a book about his life. Soon Luke realises that in stirring up secrets from the past, he may be in terrible danger.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colourful characters and description.

    • By Amy on 26-08-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Don't Tell the Boss

    • By: Anna Bell
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    When newlywed Penny begins some casual wedding planning, she only wants to help women afford the big day of their dreams. But taming bridezillas turns out to be a full-time occupation, and what began as a hobby becomes a nightmare. Soon Penny is struggling to keep her day job and prevent her own marriage from collapsing: Tired, stressed, and knee-deep in ivory satin, is Penny's life and livelihood hanging by a thread?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very predictable

    • By Mutti on 13-12-14

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Somewhere Beyond the Sea

    • By: Amanda James
    • Narrated by: Juanita McMahon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    When love begins with a lie, where will it end? Tristan Ainsworth has returned to the village where he grew up in a desperate attempt to make his wife happy. Karen Ainsworth daren't reveal her true feelings, she knows her husband can’t put up with her moods much longer. Surely the past can’t hurt her now? As a tide of blackmail heads their way, Karen and Tristan face a difficult question. Is their love strong enough to face the truth when it might cost them everything?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • mediocre

    • By Jill Lloyd on 20-08-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Winter of our Discontent

    • By: John Steinbeck
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Ethan Hawley has lost the spirit of his wealthy forebears, a long line of proud New England sea captains and Pilgrims. Scarred by failure, Ethan works as a grocery clerk in a store his family once owned. But his wife is restless and his teenage children hungry for the material comforts he cannot provide. Then a series of unusual events reignites Ethan's ambition, and he is pitched on to a bold course, where all scruples are put aside.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thank goodness for Jeff Harding the narrator

    • By Kirsty on 06-10-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me

    • By: Lucy Robinson
    • Narrated by: Stevie Lacey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Sally is an incredible singer but she'd rather join a nudist colony than sing in public. That is until she ventures to New York where a wild summer of love and loss changes her forever. Sally returns home to London, but as she's about to embark on her new life, a beautiful man turns up on Sally's doorstep. Does he hold the truth to what happened in New York? And, with him back on the scene, will she still have the courage to step into the spotlight?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazingly brilliant book.

    • By Julie on 06-01-16

    Regular price: £20.89

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