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    • I'll Keep You Safe

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Anna Murray, Peter Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,031

    Husband and wife Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own Ranish Tweed: a Hebridean company that weaves its own special variety of Harris cloth, which has become a sought-after brand in the world of high fashion. But when Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair with Russian designer Irina Vetrov, then witnesses the pair killed by a car bomb in Paris, her life is left in ruins. Along with her husband's remains, she returns home to the Isle of Lewis bereft.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointing

    • By Michael D Hewitt on 28-01-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Blackhouse

    • The Lewis Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 489
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449

    A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Utterly Compelling Atmosphere of Desolation

    • By Simon on 16-02-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Man with No Face

    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Brussels, 1979. Jaded Edinburgh journalist Neil Bannerman arrives in the capital of European politics intent on digging up dirt. Yet it is danger he discovers when two British men are found murdered. One victim is a journalist, the other a Cabinet Minister: the double assassination witnessed by the former's autistic daughter. This girl recalls every detail about her father's killer - except for one.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Runner

    • The China Thrillers, Book 5
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    A prodigious Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. Days later, a champion weightlifter suffers a fatal heart attack prior to competition. Detective Li Yan senses a conspiracy surrounding the fatalities and finds a female athlete willing to talk. But she will trust only one person: Li's fiancée, Margaret Campbell. When Campbell's contact herself vanishes, the gun is fired on a race against time. And Li must now outrun, and outwit, an enemy bent on pushing him beyond endurance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very good couldn't put it down,and

    • By jane macfarlane on 14-05-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Snakehead

    • China Thriller, 4
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    A vehicle crammed with dozens of dead Chinese immigrants is found in Southern Texas. Pathologist Margaret Campbell must put aside her horror and find out why. Detective Li Yan - an even more unwelcome memory for Campbell - has arrived stateside to investigate a link in the case to a lucrative trade in illegal labourers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Highly enjoyable

    • By D. Archer on 18-11-17

    Regular price: £22.99

    • The Ghost Marriage

    • A China Novella
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    It has been a whirlwind few years for Li Yan and Margaret Campbell. Nowadays, both are busy juggling their huge professional workloads - Li as the newly promoted chief of Beijing's serious crime squad and Campbell as lecturer at the University of Public Security - with the day-to-day raising of their young son, Li Jon. When a desperate mother appeals to Campbell's own maternal instincts, Li agrees to look into the disappearance of a 17-year-old Beijing girl, Jiang Meilin.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too short

    • By joy on 08-04-17

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Freeze Frame

    • Enzo Macleod, Book 4
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Ile de Groix , France. This tiny isle off the coast of Brittany is the scene of a murder left shrouded in mystery and grief. Adam Killian's study has been left intact since his death - the perfect state for Enzo Macleod's forensic investigation. Killian's daughter-in-law is still hoping, the first suspect is still hiding and the treacherous island itself still has a revelation for Enzo.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Peter Forbes' narration transforms this book

    • By T on 07-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Citizen Clem

    • A Biography of Attlee
    • By: John Bew
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    Clement Attlee was the Labour prime minister who presided over Britain's radical postwar government, delivering the end of the empire in India, the foundation of the NHS and Britain's place in NATO. Called 'a sheep in sheep's clothing', his reputation has long been that of an unassuming character in the shadow of Churchill. But as John Bew's revelatory biography shows, Attlee was not only a hero of his age but an emblem of it, and his life tells the story of how Britain changed over the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding biography

    • By michael Billington on 11-09-17
    • A Biography of Attlee
    • By: John Bew
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 26 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 07-09-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 114 ratings

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Cast Iron

    • Enzo Macleod, Book 6
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 716
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 657
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 655

    In 1989 a killer dumped the body of 20-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the west of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains - bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime. No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case - the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enzo Rides Again!

    • By Simon on 14-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Asking for It

    • By: Louise O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    In a small town where everyone knows everyone, Emma O'Donovan is different. She is the special one - beautiful, popular, powerful. And she works hard to keep it that way. Until that night.... Now she's an embarrassment. Now she's just a slut. Now she is nothing. And those pictures - those pictures that everyone has seen - mean she can never forget. For fans of Caitlin Moran, Marian Keyes and Jodi Picoult. The award-winning, best-selling novel about the life-shattering impact of sexual assault, rape and how victims are treated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An emotional, heart wrenching story

    • By Scott_T on 21-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

    • By: Tom Rachman
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Nine-year-old Tooly is spirited away from Bangkok by a seductive group of outsiders who take her from city to city across the globe. At 20, she is wandering the streets of Manhattan with a scribbled-on map, scamming strangers for her shadowy protector, Venn. Now, aged 31, she runs a secondhand bookshop on the Welsh borders and has found peace with her strange upbringing - until she's called to return to New York to see her dying father. Warm, hilarious and fizzing with intelligence, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers is a masterpiece about the search for identity.

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Salt Lane

    • DS Alexandra Cupidi, Book 1
    • By: William Shaw
    • Narrated by: Jasmine Blackborow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    She always went to far. DS Alexandra Cupidi has done it again. She should have learnt to keep her big mouth shut after the scandal that sent her packing - resentful teenager in tow - from the London Met to the lonely Kent coastline. Murder is different here, among the fens and stark beaches. She was the one who found the killers. The man drowned in the slurry pit had been herded there like an animal. He was North African, like many of the fruit pickers that work the fields. The more Cupidi discovers, the more she wants to ask - but these people are suspicious of questions. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dull!

    • By Ann D on 12-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Blacklight Blue

    • Enzo Macleod, Book 3
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    The third cold-case investigation for Enzo Macleod, from the author of the Richard and Judy best seller The Blackhouse. France. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Enzo Macleod is running out of time to crack the most confounding of unsolved French murders. His daughter is nearly killed, Enzo is mugged - and then he is arrested. Someone is trying to destroy his character. Someone is framing him for murder. Killers from the past will stop at nothing to halt Enzo, who must use all his forensic skills to solve the case - before they succeed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Backlight blue

    • By dj on 31-03-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Friday Black

    • By: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
    • Narrated by: Corey Allen, Carra Patterson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Friday Black tackles urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest and explores the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. In the first unforgettable story of this collection, 'The Finkelstein Five', Adjei-Brenyah gives us an unstinting reckoning of the brutal prejudice of the US justice system. In 'Zimmer Land' we see a far-too-easy-to-believe imagining of racism as sport. And 'Friday Black' and 'How to Sell a Jacket as Told by Ice King' show the horrors of consumerism and the toll it takes on us all. 

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Blowback

    • Enzo Macleod, Book 5
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    The fifth Enzo thriller, from the best-selling author of Coffin Road, Entry Island and the Lewis Trilogy. Puy-de-Dôme, France. Footprints in the snow lead to the murder scene of Marc Fraysse, France's most celebrated chef - brutally shot before he could make the revelation of his career. Seven years on and the mystery still raw, Enzo Macleod, forensic investigator, forays into the heated world of haute cuisine to uncover bitter feuds and a burning secret. The Fraysse family history is as twisted as Enzo's own. And in his pursuit of truth, the depths of deceit threaten to consume Enzo - and that which he cherishes most.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Critic

    • Enzo Macleod 2
    • By: Peter May
    • Narrated by: Peter Forbes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 173

    Gaillac, southwest France. Gil Petty, America's most celebrated wine critic, is found strung up in a vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the Order of the Divine Bottle and pickled in wine. For forensic expert Enzo Macleod, the key to this unsolved murder lies in decoding Petty's mysterious reviews - which could make or break a vineyard's reputation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like a good wine.

    • By Peter L. Robinson on 08-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Dark Water

    • By: Elizabeth Lowry
    • Narrated by: Lance C Fuller
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Boston, 1833 Aboard the USS Orbis as it embarks from Boston and surges south to round Cape Horn, Hiram Carver takes up his first position as ship's doctor. Callow and anxious among the seasoned sailors, he struggles in this brutal floating world until he meets William Borden. Borden. The Hero of the Providence. A legend among sailors, his presence hypnotises Carver, even before he hears the man's story. Years before, Borden saved several men from mutiny and led them in a dinghy across the Pacific to safety.  

    Regular price: £21.99

    • I Always Find You

    • By: John Ajvide Lindqvist
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    In September 1985, 19-year-old John Lindqvist moves into a dilapidated old building in Stockholm, planning to make his living as a magician. Something strange is going on in the building's basement - and the price of entry is just a little blood. I Always Find You is a horror story - as bizarre and macabre as any of Lindqvist's best-selling novels. It's also a book about being young and lonely, about making friends and growing up. It's about magic and the intensity of human connection - and a society's communal responsibility for a devastating act of political violence.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Almost Love

    • By: Louise O'Neill
    • Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    When Sarah falls for Matthew, she falls hard. So it doesn't matter that he's 20 years older. That he sees her only in secret. That slowly but surely, she's sacrificing everything else in her life to be with him. Sarah's friends are worried. Her father can't understand how she could allow herself to be used like this. And she's on the verge of losing her job. But Sarah can't help it. She is addicted to being desired by Matthew. And love is supposed to hurt. Isn't it?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Obsession and objectification - dark tale

    • By K. J. Noyes on 07-03-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Columbine

    • By: Dave Cullen
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    What really happened on April 20th, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we thought we knew was wrong. It wasn't about jocks, goths or the Trench Coast Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on the scene, and he spent 10 years on this book, the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world's leading forensic psychologists , and the killers' own words and drawings - several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. 

    Regular price: £19.99

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