New In May 2022 Part 1

 

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10lb Penalty written by Dick Francis performed by Tony Britton on Audio CD (Unabridged)

10lb Penalty written by Dick Francis performed by Tony Britton on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

At nearly 18, easy-going Benedict Juliard has no stronger ambition than to ride in steeplechases as an amateur jockey. His father, George, driven towards a life of public service and politics, asks his son to enter into a pact that neither of them will commit any act that could destroy the father's growing reputation...

1956 - The World in Revolt written by Simon Hall performed by Phil Thron on Audio CD (Unabridged)

1956 - The World in Revolt written by Simon Hall performed by Phil Thron on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

1956 was one of the most remarkable years of the twentieth century. All across the globe, ordinary people spoke out, filled the streets and city squares, and took up arms in an attempt to win their freedom. In this dramatic history, Simon Hall takes the long view of the year's events—putting them in their...

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A Natural Woman - A Memoir written by Carole King performed by Carole King on CD (Unabridged)

A Natural Woman - A Memoir written by Carole King performed by Carole King on CD (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £49.99

A memoir by the iconic singer-songwriter chronicling her story from her beginnings in Brooklyn through her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed musical talents

A Wild and Precious Life written by Edie Windsor with Joshua Lyon performed by Donna Postel and Joshua Lyon on Audio CD (Unabridged)

A Wild and Precious Life written by Edie Windsor with Joshua Lyon performed by Donna Postel and Joshua Lyon on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Edie Windsor became internationally famous when the Supreme Court ruled in her favour in her case seeking recognition from the US government for her marriage to her partner Thea Spyer. The ruling set the stage for marriage equality in the United States and catapulted Edie into the spotlight. While Edie...

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A Wild Sheep Chase written by Haruki Murakami performed by Rupert Degas on Audio CD (Unabridged)

A Wild Sheep Chase written by Haruki Murakami performed by Rupert Degas on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

A Wild Sheep Chase' is one of Murakami's most fantastical novels. An advertising executive, infatuated with a girl who possesses the most perfect ears (an erotic charge for him) uses a picture of a sheep with a star on its back. This catapults him into a weird adventure to find the mythical sheep up in the wilds...

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Allan Quatermain written by H. Rider Haggard performed by Bill Homewood on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Allan Quatermain written by H. Rider Haggard performed by Bill Homewood on Audio CD (Unabridged)£49.99  -  £69.99

We have met the intrepid hunter-tracker Allan Quatermain before, in H. Rider Haggards marvellous King Solomons Mines. This time, grieving from the tragic loss of his son, Quatermain longs to return to his beloved Africa. He sets out in search of a lost white tribe, the Zu-Vendis, ruled by two beautiful sister...

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An Engineered Injustice written by William L. Myers, Jr. performed by Adam Verner on Audio CD (Unabridged)

An Engineered Injustice written by William L. Myers, Jr. performed by Adam Verner on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

What if the deadliest train wreck in the nation’s history was no accident? When a passenger train derails in North Philadelphia with fatal results, idealistic criminal defense attorney Vaughn Coburn takes on the most personal case of his young career. The surviving engineer is his cousin Eddy, and when Eddy...

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Annapurna - A Woman's Place written by Arlene Blum performed by Eileen Stevens on CD (Unabridged)

Annapurna - A Woman's Place written by Arlene Blum performed by Eileen Stevens on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

In August 1978, thirteen women left San Francisco for the Nepal Himalayas to make history as the first Americans-and the first women-to scale the treacherous slopes of Annapurna I, the world's tenth highest peak. Expedition leader Arlene Blum here tells their dramatic story: the logistical problems...

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Backcloth written by Dirk Bogarde performed by Dirk Bogarde on Audio Cassette (Abridged)

Backcloth written by Dirk Bogarde performed by Dirk Bogarde on Audio Cassette (Abridged)£39.99

Filling the gaps left between his previous memoirs, as well as highlighting new episodes, Backcloth explores the patterns of pleasure and pain that have made up Bogarde's extraordinary life. Based on personal letters, notebooks and diaries and covering many aspects of a celebrated life, we share experiences...

Billie Whitelaw...Who He? written by Billie Whitelaw performed by Billie Whitelaw on Cassette (Abridged)

Billie Whitelaw...Who He? written by Billie Whitelaw performed by Billie Whitelaw on Cassette (Abridged)£24.99

This autobiography tells the story of an uneducated girl from wartime Coventry, who, without ever really wanting to become an actress, became one of Laurence Olivier's leading ladies and the muse of Samuel Beckett. She tells of an unlikely journey, working as a child actress, early fame as the first of Britain's

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Billy Brown, I'll Tell Your Mother written by Bill Brown performed by Bill Brown on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Billy Brown, I'll Tell Your Mother written by Bill Brown performed by Bill Brown on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

By the time he was ten years old, Billy Brown was running a successful little business on the black market: whatever you needed, from bricks and firewood to dress material or machetes, Billy Brown could get it - or knew a man who could. And, for the right price, he would deliver it direct to your door in an old...

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Boys in the Trees - A Memoir written by Carly Simon performed by Carly Simon on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Boys in the Trees - A Memoir written by Carly Simon performed by Carly Simon on Audio CD (Unabridged)£49.99

Simon's memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the cofounder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster; her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters, performing folk songs with her sister, Lucy, in Greenwich Village; to a meteoric solo career..

Cannery Row written by John Steinbeck performed by Trevor White on CD (Unabridged)

Cannery Row written by John Steinbeck performed by Trevor White on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

In the din and stink that is Cannery Row a colourful blend of misfits - gamblers, whores, drunks, bums and artists - survive side by side in a jumble of adventure and mischief. Lee Chong, the astute owner of the well-stocked grocery store, is also the proprietor of the Palace Flophouse that Mack and his...

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Clarissa or The History of a Young Lady - Volume 2 written by Samuel Richardson performed by Samuel West, Lucy Scott, Roger May and Full Cast Drama  on CD (Unabridged)

Clarissa or The History of a Young Lady - Volume 2 written by Samuel Richardson performed by Samuel West, Lucy Scott, Roger May and Full Cast Drama on CD (Unabridged)£49.99

A milestone in the history of the novel, Samuel Richardsons epistolary and elaborate Clarissa follows the life of a chaste young woman desperate to protect her virtue. When beautiful Clarissa Harlowe is forced to marry the rich but repulsive Mr Solmes, she refuses, much to her family's chagrin. She escapes their...

Closed Market written by Sophie Hannah performed by Julian Rhind-Tutt on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Closed Market written by Sophie Hannah performed by Julian Rhind-Tutt on Audio CD (Unabridged)£14.99  -  £19.99

Hercule Poirot returns in another brilliant murder mystery that can only be solved by the eponymous Belgian detective and his ‘little grey cells’. ‘What I intend to say to you will come as a shock . . .’ Lady Athelinda Playford has planned a house party at her mansion in Clonakilty, County Cork, but it is no ordinary...

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Cracking the Aging Code - The New Science of Growing Old and What it Means for Staying Young written by Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan performed by Stephen McLaughlin on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Cracking the Aging Code - The New Science of Growing Old and What it Means for Staying Young written by Josh Mitteldorf and Dorion Sagan performed by Stephen McLaughlin on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

A revolutionary examination of why we age, what it means for our health, and how we just might be able to fight it. In Cracking the Aging Code, theoretical biologist Josh Mitteldorf and award-winning writer and ecological philosopher Dorion Sagan reveal that evolution and aging are even more complex and...

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency written by Douglas Adams performed by Douglas Adams on Cassette (Unabridged)

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency written by Douglas Adams performed by Douglas Adams on Cassette (Unabridged)£129.99

What do a dead cat, a computer whiz-kid, an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink, quantum mechanics, a Chronologist over two hundred years old, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (poet), and pizza have in common? Apparently not much; until Dirk Gently, self-styled private investigator, sets out to prove the ...

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Double Indemnity written by James M. Cain performed by James Naughton on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Double Indemnity written by James M. Cain performed by James Naughton on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

An unfaithful and unscrupulous wife exploits a morally inert insurance salesman in a scheme to murder her husband and collect his insurance.

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Dream Master - Nightmare! written by Theresa Breslin performed by Clifford Norgate on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Dream Master - Nightmare! written by Theresa Breslin performed by Clifford Norgate on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

When Cy visits a special Viking exhibition in York and looks at a glorious Viking helmet, he is horrified to suddenly find a face in the helmet - his Dream Master! The Dream Master is in terrible trouble, a prisoner of Eric Bloodaxe - a fearsome Viking chief. Only Cy can rescue him. But first he must enter his dreams again...

Edinburgh written by Alexander Chee performed by Daniel K. Isaac and Josh Hurley on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Edinburgh written by Alexander Chee performed by Daniel K. Isaac and Josh Hurley on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys' choir. But when Fee learns how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of the abuse, not even when Peter, his best friend, is in line to be next. When the...

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Emma written by Jane Austen performed by Juliet Stevenson on CD (Unabridged)

Emma written by Jane Austen performed by Juliet Stevenson on CD (Unabridged)£69.99

Arrogant, self-willed and egotistical, Emma is Jane Austen's most unusual heroine. Her interfering ways and inveterate matchmaking are at once shocking and comic. She is 'handsome, clever and rich' and has 'a disposition to think too well of herself'. When she decides to introduce the humble...

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Excession written by Iain M. Banks performed by Peter Kenny on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

Excession written by Iain M. Banks performed by Peter Kenny on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£29.99  -  £42.99

By the author of "Feersum Endjinn". The Excession has returned but the only person who is aware of its potential is living out her death in the immense Sleeper Service ship. The Excession is something the culture must understand better - before it falls into less understanding hands.

Faulks on Fiction written by Sebastian Faulks performed by James Wilby on CD (Unabridged)

Faulks on Fiction written by Sebastian Faulks performed by James Wilby on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives.

finding happiness - Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life written by Abbot Christopher Jamison performed by Abbot Christopher Jamison on CD (Unabridged)

finding happiness - Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life written by Abbot Christopher Jamison performed by Abbot Christopher Jamison on CD (Unabridged)£9.99  -  £12.99

Why is 'being happy' such an imperative nowadays? What meaning do people give happiness? In this book Abbot Christopher turns to monastic wisdom to offer answers, and to explain that in essence, happiness is a gift, not an achievement, the fruit of giving and receiving blessings.

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Finn Family Moonmintroll written by Tove Jansson performed by Hugh Laurie on Audio CD (Lightly Abridged)

Finn Family Moonmintroll written by Tove Jansson performed by Hugh Laurie on Audio CD (Lightly Abridged)£24.99

Hugh Laurie reads Tove Jansson's wonderfully imaginative story "Finn Family". Moomintroll Moomintroll lives in Moominhouse, nestled in Moomin Valley - a place where everyone does what they like and hardly ever worries about tomorrow. Together with Moominmamma and Moominpappa, Snufkin, Sniff and...

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Forrest Gump written by Winston Groom performed by Mark Hammer on Audio Cassette (Unabridged)

Forrest Gump written by Winston Groom performed by Mark Hammer on Audio Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99

"Bein' a idiot is no box of chocolates," but "at least I ain't led no hum-drum life," says Forrest Gump, the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this wonderful comic tale. When the University of Alabama's football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, that's only the beginning! He flunks out - and goes on to be...

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Full Tilt written by Dervla Murphy performed by Emma Lowe on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Full Tilt written by Dervla Murphy performed by Emma Lowe on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Full Tilt is the inspiring true story of Dervla Murphy's 1963 journey from Ireland to India on an Armstrong Cadet bicycle and the trials, landscapes and cultures she encountered along the way. The route takes her through the valleys and snowy mountain passes of Europe and India to the scorching deserts of...

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Gene Machine - The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome written by Venki Ramakrishnan performed by Matthew Waterson on CD (Unabridged)

Gene Machine - The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome written by Venki Ramakrishnan performed by Matthew Waterson on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Everyone has heard of DNA. But by itself, DNA is just an inert blueprint for life. It is the ribosome-an enormous molecular machine made up of a million atoms-that makes DNA come to life, turning our genetic code into proteins and therefore into us. Gene Machine is an insider account of the race for the...

Good Omens written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman performed by Full Cast BBC Radio 4 Drama Team on Audio CD (Abridged)

Good Omens written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman performed by Full Cast BBC Radio 4 Drama Team on Audio CD (Abridged)£29.99

Neil Gaiman was the WINNER of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2015 for Outstanding Contribution to Radio Drama A full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s celebrated apocalyptic comic novel, with bonus length episodes and outtakes. According to the Nice and Accurate...

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Great Souls - Six Who Changed the Century written by David Aikman performed by David Aikman on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Great Souls - Six Who Changed the Century written by David Aikman performed by David Aikman on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

As a senior journalist with Time magazine, David Aikman witnessed some of the most important world events and interviewed many of the prominent global power figures of his time. In this moving volume, Aikman profiles six of these figures: Billy Graham, Nelson Mandela, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Mother Teresa...

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How Life Imitates Chess written by Garry Kasparov performed by Adam Grupper on Audio CD (Unabridged)

How Life Imitates Chess written by Garry Kasparov performed by Adam Grupper on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

One of the world's foremost chess players distills the lessons he has learned while playing the game to offer a guide to the art of successful decision-making, covering such topics as how to evaluate opportunities, anticipate the future, and devise winning strategies, and incorporating keen business insights and personal reflections.

In the Ravine and other Short Stories written by Anton Chekhov performed by Kenneth Branagh on CD (Unabridged)

In the Ravine and other Short Stories written by Anton Chekhov performed by Kenneth Branagh on CD (Unabridged)£19.99  -  £39.99

Anton Chekhov is regarded by many as the most outstanding short story writer. This may be a surprise at the first encounter with even his most famous stories, because they are rarely driven by plot or anticipation. They are often gentle in character, elusive in purpose;

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Inkheart written by Cornelia Funke performed by Lynn Redgrave on CD (Unabridged)

Inkheart written by Cornelia Funke performed by Lynn Redgrave on CD (Unabridged)£19.99  -  £34.99

Twelve-year-old Meggie loves books. So does her father, Mo, a bookbinder, although he hasn't read aloud to her since her mother mysteriously disappeared. They live a quiet life until the night a stranger knocks at their door. The scarred man, who calls himself Dustfinger...

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Is there anything you want? written by Margaret Forster performed by Susan Jameson on CD (Unabridged)

Is there anything you want? written by Margaret Forster performed by Susan Jameson on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

What do Mrs H., Rachel, Edwina, Ida, Sarah, Dot, Chrissie have in common? They're all women, but they're fat, thin, old, young, married or single - and appear as diverse as human nature can be. But they are all survivors. This enthralling novel follows the ripples that go out into ordinary lives ......

Ivanhoe written by Sir Walter Scott performed by David Rintoul on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Ivanhoe written by Sir Walter Scott performed by David Rintoul on Audio CD (Unabridged)£69.99

In the wake of the Crusades, Wilfred of Ivanhoe vows to return Richard the Lion Heart to the throne. But the Saxon son’s allegiance to the Norman king, and his forbidden love for Lady Rowena, leave Ivanhoe disinherited from his father. To set his mission on course, he returns to England in disguise and quickly...

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John written by Cynthia Lennon performed by Nerys Hughes on CD (Unabridged)

John written by Cynthia Lennon performed by Nerys Hughes on CD (Unabridged)£59.99

Cynthia met John Lennon at art college. They fell in love, married and had a son, Julian, at the start of the Beatles phenomenon and their relationship spanned ten of the most important Beatles years. She is one of the few and closest witnesses of events that have become music legend. But as well as new...

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Joseph Anton written by Salman Rushdie performed by Sam Dastor and Salman Rushdie on CD (Unabridged)

Joseph Anton written by Salman Rushdie performed by Sam Dastor and Salman Rushdie on CD (Unabridged)£49.99  -  £69.99

Shortlisted for: Biography/Autobiography of the Year – Specsavers National Book Awards 2012 On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been "sentenced to death" by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa.

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Jude the Obscure written by Thomas Hardy performed by Neville Jason on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Jude the Obscure written by Thomas Hardy performed by Neville Jason on Audio CD (Unabridged)£69.99

The innocent and naïve Jude Fawley is trapped into marriage by the seductive Arabella Donn. But their union is an unhappy one, and Arabella leaves him. Jude’s welcome freedom allows him to pursue his obsession with his pretty cousin, Sue Bridehead, a brilliant, charismatic freethinker who would be his...

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Kidnapped written by Robert Louis Stevenson performed by David Rintoul on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Kidnapped written by Robert Louis Stevenson performed by David Rintoul on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

When the naïve David Balfour sets out on his quest for a long-lost relative, a terrifying chain of events is set in motion. He is plunged into a world of infamy and violence from which there seems no escape, until, that is, he meets the enigmatic and valiant Highlander, Alan Breck Kidnapped is a captivating novel...

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Lake Wobegon USA written by Garrison Keillor performed by Garrison Keillor on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Lake Wobegon USA written by Garrison Keillor performed by Garrison Keillor on Audio CD (Unabridged)£24.99

These tales of everyday life in Lake Wobegon - about rhubarb pie, the perils of prophecy, a miserable Thanksgiving, Florian and Myrtle's thrifty vacation, the vapour lights of Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility - were all recorded on tour. They show an abiding restlessness among Lake Wobegon's residents...

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Middlemarch written by George Eliot performed by Juliet Stephenson on CD (Unabridged)

Middlemarch written by George Eliot performed by Juliet Stephenson on CD (Unabridged)£89.99  -  £129.99

One of the great works of 19th-century England as well as one of the masterpieces of English fiction, this novel is set in the Midlands, 1830-32, in the fictitious town of Middlemarch. It is concerned with the blighted marriage of a young idealistic woman, but also presents a vivid portrait....

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Musicophilia written by Oliver Sachs performed by Simon Prebble on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Musicophilia written by Oliver Sachs performed by Simon Prebble on Audio CD (Unabridged)£49.99

Drawing on the individual experiences of patients, musicians, composers, and everyday people, the author of Awakenings explores the complex human response to music, detailing the full range of human reactions to music, what goes on and can go wrong when we listen to music, and how music can affect...

My Animals and Other Family written by Clare Balding performed by Clare Balding on CD (Unabridged)

My Animals and Other Family written by Clare Balding performed by Clare Balding on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Winner: Biography/Autobiography of the Year - Specsavers National Book Awards 2012 The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of My Animals and Other Family, Clare Balding's wildly funny and deeply moving childhood memoir, read brilliantly by the author herself. "I had spent most of my childhood thinking...

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My Extraordinary Odinary Life written by Sissy Spacek with Maryanne Vollers performed by Sissy Spacek on Audio CD (Unabridged)

My Extraordinary Odinary Life written by Sissy Spacek with Maryanne Vollers performed by Sissy Spacek on Audio CD (Unabridged)£69.99

The Academy Award-winning actress shares her story for the first time in an honest and open memoir that spans her childhood in Texas, her arrival in New York City, her distinguished acting career and her loyalty to her rural roots.

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Nights of Rain and Stars written by Maeve Binchy performed by Terry Donnelly on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Nights of Rain and Stars written by Maeve Binchy performed by Terry Donnelly on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

In a Greek taverna, high over the small village of Aghia Anna, four people meet for the first time: Fiona, an Irish nurse, Thomas, a Californian academic; Elsa, a German television presenter; and David a shy English boy. Along with Andreas, the old man who runs the taverna, they become close to each other after...

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Not Becoming My Mother written by Ruth Reichl performed by Ruth Reichl on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Not Becoming My Mother written by Ruth Reichl performed by Ruth Reichl on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Reflects on the author's mother, focusing on her early life as a bookstore owner and housewife and the diaries she kept which had been retrieved by her daughter after her death.

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Peeling the Onion written by Gunter Grass performed by Norman Dietz on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Peeling the Onion written by Gunter Grass performed by Norman Dietz on Audio CD (Unabridged)£69.99

In this extraordinary memoir, Nobel Prize–winning author Gunter Grass remembers his early life, from his boyhood in a cramped two-room apartment in Danzig through the late 1950s, when The Tin Drum was published. During the Second World War, Grass volunteered for the submarine corps at the age of...

Relative Fortunes written by Marlowe Benn performed by Sarah Zimmerman on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Relative Fortunes written by Marlowe Benn performed by Sarah Zimmerman on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

In 1920s New York, the price of a woman’s independence can be exorbitant - even fatal. In 1924 Manhattan, women’s suffrage is old news. For sophisticated booklover Julia Kydd, life’s too short for politics. With her cropped hair and penchant for independent living, Julia wants only to publish books under her own..

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Rosamunde Pilcher Collection - September - The Shell Seekers - The Day of the Storm written by Rosamunde Pilcher performed by Lynn Redgrave on CD (Abridged)

Rosamunde Pilcher Collection - September - The Shell Seekers - The Day of the Storm written by Rosamunde Pilcher performed by Lynn Redgrave on CD (Abridged)£49.99

Rosamunde Pilcher's stories transport the listener into a delightful world of surprises, the warmth of human nature and the wonderful details of life, and the three audiobooks in this classic collection are no exception. Now on CD for the very first time, these stories are the work of a master storyteller at her very best.

Rumpole at Christmas written by John Mortimer performed by Bill Wallis on CD (Unabridged)

Rumpole at Christmas written by John Mortimer performed by Bill Wallis on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Rumpole isn't particularly fond of Christmas; he finds it has a horrible habit of dragging on as he and She Who Must Be Obeyed go through the usual rituals in Froxbury Mansions. After the exchange of presents (lavender water for her, a tie for him) they settle down to a supermarket turkey with all the trimmings,

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Scarlet Feather written by Maeve Binchy performed by Kate Binchy on CD (Unabridged)

Scarlet Feather written by Maeve Binchy performed by Kate Binchy on CD (Unabridged)£99.99  -  £129.99

Cathy Scarlet and Tom Feather have decided to create the best catering company in Dublin. They have the perfect premises, heaps of talent, and even a few contacts - but not everyone seems as pleased by the idea of Scarlet Feather as they are. Tom's parents are disappointed that he has turned his back on the...

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Selected Stories written by Dorothy Parker performed by Elaine Stritch on Audio Cassette (Unabridged)

Selected Stories written by Dorothy Parker performed by Elaine Stritch on Audio Cassette (Unabridged)£19.99

This is a selection of stories by Dorothy Parker. They include "Big Blonde", "Too Bad", "Song of the Shirt", "Mr Durant", "Diary of a New York Lady", "Standard of Living" and "The Garter".

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom written by T.E. Lawrence performed by Jim Norton on Audio CD (Abridged)

Seven Pillars of Wisdom written by T.E. Lawrence performed by Jim Norton on Audio CD (Abridged)£24.99

A reluctant leader, wracked by guilt at the duplicity of the British, Lawrence of Arabia threw himself into this role, masterminding triumphant military campaigns against the Turks during the First World War.

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Slaves of the Mastery written by William Nicholson performed by Samuel West on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Slaves of the Mastery written by William Nicholson performed by Samuel West on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

Five years have passed. The city of Aramanth has become kinder - weaker. When the ruthless soldiers of the Mastery strike, the city is burned, and the Manth people are taken into slavery. Kestrel Hath is left behind, separated from her beloved brother, Bowman, and vowing revenge. Now Kestrel must find Bowman again, and Bowman...

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Sotheby's - Bidding for Class written by Robert Lacey performed by Simon Prebble on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Sotheby's - Bidding for Class written by Robert Lacey performed by Simon Prebble on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

In this splendid account of the world’s oldest and richest auction house, Lacey brings to life the personalities, ambition and shrewd business dealings behind the glamour and the glitz. From its beginning in 18th century London as a modest book dealer, Sotheby’s owes its rise to a succession of clever and...

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Still Waters - The Secret World of Lakes written by Curt Stager performed by Matthew Josdal on CD (Unabridged)

Still Waters - The Secret World of Lakes written by Curt Stager performed by Matthew Josdal on CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Lakes are changing rapidly today, not because we are separate from nature but because we are so connected to it. But while many of our effects on the natural world are new, from climate change to nuclear fallout, our connections to it are ancient, as core samples from lake beds reveal.

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Swallows and Amazons written by Arthur Ransome performed by Alison Larkin on CD (Unabridged)

Swallows and Amazons written by Arthur Ransome performed by Alison Larkin on CD (Unabridged)£49.99

For the Walker children, sailing the boat Swallow to an island for a camping trip is a fantastic adventure. But soon they find themselves under attack from the fierce pirates of the Amazon, Nancy and Peggy. And so begins the battles, alliances and discoveries in a summer like no other.

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Tales of the Unexpected written by Roald Dahl performed by Geoffrey Palmer, Joanna David, Tom Hollander and Joanna Lumley on Audio Cassette (Abridged)

Tales of the Unexpected written by Roald Dahl performed by Geoffrey Palmer, Joanna David, Tom Hollander and Joanna Lumley on Audio Cassette (Abridged)£19.99

The author's short stories have been bestsellers since the 50s and now their air of suspense comes to audio in these ten stories. Stories include Taste, Lamb to the Slaughter, Dip in the Pool, Man from the South, The Way up to Heaven, Neck, Parson's Pleasure, Edward the Conqueror, Nunc Dimittis and Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat.

The Call of the Wild written by Jack London performed by William Roberts on CD (Unabridged)

The Call of the Wild written by Jack London performed by William Roberts on CD (Unabridged)£14.99  -  £19.99

Buck is living the good life in the soft South, when he is snatched and transported to the savagery of the Northland. There, the Klondlike gold rush has brought out rough basic instincts of survival in men - and dogs. He adjusts to the gruelling regime of a sled dog, which almost kills him, but he survives to ...

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The Consulation of Philosophy written by Boethius performed by Peter Wickham on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Consulation of Philosophy written by Boethius performed by Peter Wickham on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Charged with treason under Theodoric the Great in sixth-century Rome, Boethius served one year's imprisonment, awaiting trial and eventual execution. During this time, he wrote The Consolation of Philosophy, which would go on to be one of the most popular philosophical works of all time, contributing...

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The Darling Buds of May written by H.E. Bates performed by Philip Franks on CD (Unabridged)

The Darling Buds of May written by H.E. Bates performed by Philip Franks on CD (Unabridged)£69.99

When Cedric Charlton, an unsuspecting tax inspector, arrives at the door of the Pop Larkin farm, he soon forgets the purpose of his visit: the fun-loving Ma and Pop Larkin distract him at every turn with strawberries, cream, alcohol, and their attractive young daughter, Mariette. Well known by the popular ...

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The Daughter of Time written by Josephine Tey performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)

The Daughter of Time written by Josephine Tey performed by Derek Jacobi on CD (Unabridged)£79.99

While recuperating from a broken leg, Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard embarks on a search through history for the truth behind Richard III's alleged murder of his brother's children, in a classic of the mystery genre. Read by Derek Jacobi.

The Diary of a Nobody written by George and Weedon Grossmith performed by Martin Jarvis on CD (Unabridged)

The Diary of a Nobody written by George and Weedon Grossmith performed by Martin Jarvis on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

A Genius Performance by Martin Jarvis!

City worker Charles Pooter decides that even though he is not a "somebody" he will still publish his diary. He then writes about all this experiences, however disastrous, as he passes through life. The listener may well slowly come to sympathize with Pooter and even come to like him.

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The Dirty Life written by Kristin Kimball performed by Kristin Kimball on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Dirty Life written by Kristin Kimball performed by Kristin Kimball on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

From a “graceful, luminous writer with an eye for detail” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), this riveting memoir explores a year on a sustainable farm. When Kristin Kimball left New York City to interview a dynamic young farmer named Mark, her world changed. On an impulse, she shed her city self and started a new...

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The Dramatist Speaks - Roots and Serjeant Musgrove's Dance written by Arnold Wesker and John Arden performed by Lauren Ezzo and Arnold Wesker on Audio Cassette (Abridged)

The Dramatist Speaks - Roots and Serjeant Musgrove's Dance written by Arnold Wesker and John Arden performed by Lauren Ezzo and Arnold Wesker on Audio Cassette (Abridged)£39.99

In this title two distinguished contemporary playrights offer illuminating commentaries on their works, together with generous excerpts from the plays themselves. Roots, first published in 1959, touches on the theme of human roots, their nature and influence. Then John Arden presents exerpt ofg his play...

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The Duke's Children written by Anthony Trollope performed by David Shaw-Parker on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Duke's Children written by Anthony Trollope performed by David Shaw-Parker on Audio CD (Unabridged)£129.99

Bereft of his beloved wife Glencora and his role as Prime Minister, Plantagenet Palliser enters the realm of family politics as he struggles to guide and connect with his three wayward children. Lord Silverbridge, the Duke’s first born and natural inheritor, expelled from Oxford, a gambler at the racetrack and an...

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The Duke's Children written by Anthony Trollope performed by Timothy West on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Duke's Children written by Anthony Trollope performed by Timothy West on Audio CD (Unabridged)£129.99  -  £149.99

The final volume in the Pallisers novels Plantagenet Palliser, the Duke of Omnium and former Prime Minister of England, is widowed and wracked by grief. Struggling to adapt to life without his beloved Lady Glencora, he works hard to guide and support his three adult children. Palliser soon discovers, however...

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The Faerie Queene written by Edmund Spencer performed by David Timson on CD (Unabridged)

The Faerie Queene written by Edmund Spencer performed by David Timson on CD (Unabridged)£59.99  -  £99.99

This remarkable poem, dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I, was Spenser's finest achievement. The first epic poem in modern English, The Faerie Queene combines dramatic narratives of chivalrous adventure with exquisite and picturesque episodes of pageantry. At the same time, Spenser is expounding...

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The Glass Lake written by Maeve Binchy performed by Kate Binchy on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Glass Lake written by Maeve Binchy performed by Kate Binchy on Audio CD (Unabridged)£129.99

Kit McMahon lives in the small Irish town of Lough Glass, a place where nothing changes - until the day Kit's mother disappears and Kit is haunted by the memory of her mother, alone at the kitchen table, tears streaming down her face. Now Kit, too, has secrets: of the night she discovered a letter and burned...

The Invisible Man written by H.G. Wells performed by Daniel Philpott on CD (Unabridged)

The Invisible Man written by H.G. Wells performed by Daniel Philpott on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

A mysterious man wrapped in bandages, wearing large goggles and a hat pulled tightly down over his face arrives at the small town of Iping. A series of strange, inexplicable events are traced back to the newcomer, and it soon becomes clear that appearances are deceiving.

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The Ivy Tree written by Mary Stewart performed by Jane Asher on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Ivy Tree written by Mary Stewart performed by Jane Asher on Cassette (Unabridged)£69.99

A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.' Harriet Evans Whitescar is a beautiful old house and farm situated in Roman Wall country. It will make a rich inheritance for its heirs, but in order to secure it, they enlist the help of a young ...

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The Labours of Hercules written by Agatha Christie performed by Hugh Fraser on CD (Unabridged)

The Labours of Hercules written by Agatha Christie performed by Hugh Fraser on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Hercule Poirot takes on his final cases, all of which will resemble the require Herculean feats in order to succeed. But whereas the Greek hero was blessed with gargantuan strength, Poirot’s only weapon against these monsters will be his brilliant powers of deduction. This is audio at it’s best! In appearance...

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The Last Chronicle of Barset written by Anthony Trollope performed by Timothy West on CD (Unabridged)

The Last Chronicle of Barset written by Anthony Trollope performed by Timothy West on CD (Unabridged)£99.99  -  £149.99

In the last and most complex of the Barsetshire audiobooks, many of Trollope's best-loved characters appear, but the mood of the recording is darker and more uneasy than in earlier volumes. At the heart of the audiobook is the penniless Reverend Josiah Crawley, first encountered in Framley Parsonage...

The Last Chronicle of Barset written by Anthony Trollope performed by Timothy West on MP3 CD (Unabridged)

The Last Chronicle of Barset written by Anthony Trollope performed by Timothy West on MP3 CD (Unabridged)£24.99

When Reverend Josiah Crawley, the impoverished curate of Hogglestock, is accused of theft it causes a public scandal, sending shockwaves through the world of Barsetshire. The Crawleys desperately try to remain dignified while they are shunned by society, but the scandal threatens to tear them, and the community, apart.

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The Lilac Bus written by Maeve Binchy performed by Kate Binchy on CD (Unabridged)

The Lilac Bus written by Maeve Binchy performed by Kate Binchy on CD (Unabridged)£99.99

Every Friday night the same seven Dublin workers meet to travel home in Tom Fitzgerald's lilac-coloured minibus. Each of them needs to return regularly to Rathdoon: Nancy Morris, a real 'Miss Mouse', is known for her meanness and has to escape her flatmate's carping; Dee Burke is engrossed in her affair...

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The Lost Gospel - The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot written by Herbert Krosney performed by Jason Culp on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Lost Gospel - The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot written by Herbert Krosney performed by Jason Culp on Audio CD (Unabridged)£19.99

In this compelling and exhaustively researched account, Herbert Krosney unravels how the Gospel of Judas was found and its meaning painstakingly teased from the ancient Coptic script that had hid its message for centuries.

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The Mill on the Floss written by George Eliot performed by Laura Paton on CD (Unabridged)

The Mill on the Floss written by George Eliot performed by Laura Paton on CD (Unabridged)£59.99  -  £89.99

Maggie Tulliver has two lovers: Philip Wakem, son of her fathers enemy, and Stephen Guest, already promised to her cousin. But the love she wants most in the world is that of her brother Tom. Maggies struggle against her passionate and sensual nature leads her to a deeper understanding and to tragedy.

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The Monk written by Matthew Lewis performed by Nicholas Boulton and Georgina Sutton on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Monk written by Matthew Lewis performed by Nicholas Boulton and Georgina Sutton on Audio CD (Unabridged)£49.99

A masterpiece of gothic fiction, The Monk is a cautionary tale of madness, horror, lust, and despair. Father Ambrosio, the most pious and venerated monk in all of Madrid, is held as a paragon of virtue. But after thirty years of study and prayer, evil thoughts begin to permeate his mind. As two plots cleverly...

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The Mrs Bradley Mysteries written by Gladys Mitchell performed by Mary Wimbush, Leslie Phillips and Full Cast Drama Team on CD (Abridged)

The Mrs Bradley Mysteries written by Gladys Mitchell performed by Mary Wimbush, Leslie Phillips and Full Cast Drama Team on CD (Abridged)£29.99

Mary Wimbush stars as unconventional psychoanalyst sleuth Mrs Bradley in these two full-cast dramatisations of stories by Gladys Mitchell. Colourful, cynical, intimidating and extremely intelligent, Mrs Bradley is one of the most unorthodox detectives in the history of Golden Age crime fiction. The heroine ...

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The Mystery of the Blue Train written by Agatha Christie performed by Hugh Fraser on CD (Unabridged)

The Mystery of the Blue Train written by Agatha Christie performed by Hugh Fraser on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

When the luxurious Blue Train arrives at Nice, a guard attempts to wake serene Ruth Kettering from her slumbers. But she will never wake again – for a heavy blow has killed her, disfiguring her features almost beyond recognition. What is more, her precious rubies are missing. The prime suspect is Ruth’s estranged..

The Nine Tailors written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on Cassette (Unabridged)

The Nine Tailors written by Dorothy L. Sayers performed by Ian Carmichael on Cassette (Unabridged)£39.99  -  £69.99

A Genius Performance by Ian Carmichael! Lord Peter, man about town and amateur sleuth, and his man Bunter, are drawn into a series of intriguing incidents after being stranded in a remote East Anglian village.

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The Other Side of the Coin written by Angela Kelly LVO performed by Angela Kelly LVO on CD (Unabridged)

The Other Side of the Coin written by Angela Kelly LVO performed by Angela Kelly LVO on CD (Unabridged)£79.99

When Angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace. Angela has worked with The Queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-five years, initially as Her Majesty’s Senior Dresser and then latterly as Her Majesty’s Personal ...

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The Portrait written by Iain Pears performed by Peter Capaldi on CD (Unabridged)

The Portrait written by Iain Pears performed by Peter Capaldi on CD (Unabridged)£39.99  -  £59.99

A dark and disturbing novel of suspense brought to vivid life in this CD audiobook. This is a tale set at the turn of the 20th century, by the bestselling author of An Instance of the Fingerpost.

The windswept isle of Houat, off the coast of Brittany, is no picturesque artists' colony.

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists written by Robert Tressell performed by David Timson on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists written by Robert Tressell performed by David Timson on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a classic of socialist literature, exploring the plight of a group of painters and decorators who are oppressed by their exploitative employers. Since its first publication, Robert Tressell's passionate and enlightened novel has had a perspective-changing, revelatory impact on...

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The Satanic Verses written by Salman Rushdie performed by Sam Dastor on CD (Unabridged)

The Satanic Verses written by Salman Rushdie performed by Sam Dastor on CD (Unabridged)£129.99

No book in modern times has matched the uproar sparked by The Satanic Verses. Furore aside, it is a marvellously erudite study of good and evil. The book begins with two Indians plummeting from the sky after the explosion of their airliner, and proceeds through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations.

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The Soul of it All - My Music, My Life written by Michael Bolton performed by Michael Bolton on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Soul of it All - My Music, My Life written by Michael Bolton performed by Michael Bolton on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

After four decades in the music industry, Michael Bolton has cemented himself as one of the most successful musicians of our time. THE SOUL OF IT ALL is his backstage pass into his life lived thus far - into the venues, buses, limos and hotel rooms of stardom, and finally into his home and heart. His story will...

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The Story of My Life - Volume 2 written by Giacomo Casanova performed by Peter Wickham on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Story of My Life - Volume 2 written by Giacomo Casanova performed by Peter Wickham on Audio CD (Unabridged)£69.99

The Story of My Life is the explosive and exhilarating autobiography by the infamous libertine Giacomo Casanova. Intense and scandalous, Casanova's extraordinary adventures take the listener on an incredible voyage across 18th-century Europe from France to Russia, Poland to Spain and Turkey to...

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The Time Keeper written by Mitch Albom performed by Dan Stevens on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Time Keeper written by Mitch Albom performed by Dan Stevens on Audio CD (Unabridged)£29.99

Given one last chance at redemption, Father Time, the inventor of the world's first clock, must teach two earthly people the true meaning of time a journey that leads him to a teenage girl who is about to give up on life and a wealthy businessman who wants to live forever.

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The Tragic Muse written by Henry James performed by Gareth Armstrong on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Tragic Muse written by Henry James performed by Gareth Armstrong on Audio CD (Unabridged)£59.99

Nick Dormer wants to pursue a career in painting instead of his family's traditional role in British politics. This upsets his family and particularly his lady friend, Julia Dallow, a beautiful but demanding woman deeply involved in political campaigns. But Nick's old Oxford friend Gabriel Nash encourages him to...

The Upside of Irrationality - The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and Home written by Dan Ariely performed by Simon Jones on CD (Unabridged)

The Upside of Irrationality - The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and Home written by Dan Ariely performed by Simon Jones on CD (Unabridged)£19.99

Behavioural economist and New York Times best-selling author of Predictably Irrational Dan Ariely returns to offer a much-needed take on the irrational decisions that influence our dating lives, our workplace experiences, and our general behaviour, up close and personal. In The Upside of Irrationality...

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The Woman in White written by Wilkie Collins performed by Glen McCready, Rachael Bavidge and Cast on CD (Unabridged)

The Woman in White written by Wilkie Collins performed by Glen McCready, Rachael Bavidge and Cast on CD (Unabridged)£79.99

Wilkie Collins' classic story, The Woman in White, is one of the great mystery thrillers of the nineteenth century and beyond. Read with outstanding skill by Glen McCready, Rachael Bavidge and the Naxos Cast.

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The Wombles written by Elisabeth Beresford performed by Bernard Cribbins on Audio CD (Unabridged)

The Wombles written by Elisabeth Beresford performed by Bernard Cribbins on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

The Wombles is the first ever Wombles book and introduces the stern but kindly Great Uncle Bulgaria; Orinoco, who is particularly fond of his food and a subsequent forty winks; general handyman extraordinaire Tobermory, who can turn almost anything that the Wombles retrieve from Wimbledon Common...

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Travels with My Aunt written by Graham Greene performed by Geoffrey Palmer on Cassette (Unabridged)

Travels with My Aunt written by Graham Greene performed by Geoffrey Palmer on Cassette (Unabridged)£69.99

Henry Pulling, a retired bank manager, meets his septuagenarian Aunt Augusta for the first time in over 50 years at his mother's funeral. Soon after, she persuades Henry to abandon South wood, his dahlias and the Major next door to travel through Brighton, Paris, Istanbul, Paraguay...

Treasure Island written by Robert Louis Stevenson performed by Jasper Britton on CD (Unabridged)

Treasure Island written by Robert Louis Stevenson performed by Jasper Britton on CD (Unabridged)£24.99  -  £29.99

For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed. From the moment young Jim Hawkins first encounters the sinister Blind Pew at the Admiral Benbow Inn until the climactic battle for treasure on a tropic isle, the nevel creates scenes and characters that have fired...

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Venice written by Jan Morris performed by Sebastian Comberti on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Venice written by Jan Morris performed by Sebastian Comberti on Audio CD (Unabridged)£39.99

Venice stands, as she loves to tell you, on the frontiers of the east and west, half-way between the setting and the rising sun. Goethe calls her "the market-place of the Morning and the Evening lands". Certainly no city on earth gives a more immediate impression of symmetry and unity, or seems more patently...

Vermeer's Hat written by Timothy Brook performed by Malcolm Hillgartner on Audio CD (Unabridged)

Vermeer's Hat written by Timothy Brook performed by Malcolm Hillgartner on Audio CD (Unabridged)£24.99

A Vermeer painting shows a military officer in a Dutch sitting room, talking to a laughing girl. In another canvas, fruit spills from a blue and white porcelain bowl. Familiar images that captivate us with their beauty—but as Timothy Brook shows us, these intimate pictures actually give us a remarkable view of an...

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Village Centenary written by Mrs Dora Saint as Miss Read performed by June Barrie on CD (Unabridged)

Village Centenary written by Mrs Dora Saint as Miss Read performed by June Barrie on CD (Unabridged)£59.99

The village school is a hundred years old and headmistress Miss Read is fully occupied planning the festivities. VILLAGE CENTENARY welcomes us back to Fairacre just in time for the one hundredth anniversary of the village school. Such a centenary should be celebrated, and all of Fairacre is quick to offer...

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Village Christmas and The White Robin written by Mrs Dora Saint as Miss Read performed by June Barrie on CD (Unabridged)

Village Christmas and The White Robin written by Mrs Dora Saint as Miss Read performed by June Barrie on CD (Unabridged)£39.99

From the rural festivities in 'Village Christmas' to the poignant tale of a white robin, these two stories demonstrate the wry wit and light touch of Miss Read. Two heartwarming and wonderfully festive listens.

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Waiting for God written by Paul Ableman performed by Stephanie Cole on Audio Cassette (Unabridged)

Waiting for God written by Paul Ableman performed by Stephanie Cole on Audio Cassette (Unabridged)£59.99

A novel based on the BBC1 comedy series of the same name, featuring an eccentric elderly couple and their bizarre assortment of relatives and friends.