The Wind Singer written by William Nicholson performed by Samuel West on Cassette (Unabridged)£14.99
In the Walled City of Aramanth, exams are everything. When Kestrel Hath dares to rebel, the Chief Examiner humiliates her father and sentences the whole family to the harshest punishment. Desparate to save them, Kestrel learns the secret of the Wind Singer, and she and her twin brother, Bowman, set out on a terrifying journey to the true source of evil that grips Aramanth. Blue Peter Award Winner.
Restoration London - Everyday Life in London 1660-1670 written by Liza Picard performed by Sean Barrett on Cassette (Abridged)£14.99
Making use of every possible contemporary source - diaries, memoirs, advice books, government papers, almanacs, even the Register of Patents - Liza Picard presents an enthralling picture of how life in London was really lived in the 1600s: the houses and streets, gardens and parks, cooking, clothes and jewellery, cosmetics, hairdressing, housework, laundry and shopping, medicine and dentistry, sex, education...
War and Peace written by Leo Tolstoy performed by Bill Nighy on Cassette (Abridged)£9.99
Tolstoy's epic story of a nation plagued by the ravages of war is a dazzling achievement, both a social and historical portrayal of the early 1800s and of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, and a deeply personal novel. Centring around the joys and misfortunes of the Rostov family, Tolstoy conjures up a myriad of colourful and widely contrasting characters whose emotions and ideals illuminate this remarkable period.
Kinds of Minds written by Daniel C. Dennett performed by Daniel C. Dennett on Cassette (Abridged)£14.99
What kinds of minds are there, and how do we know? The first question is about what exists and the second is about our knowledge. The aim of Kinds of Minds is to answer these questions, in general outline, and to show why these two questions have to be answered together. What exists is one thing. What we can know about is something else. But we know enough about minds, Dennett argues, to know that one of the...
Killigrew R.N. written by Jonathan Lunn performed by BIll Willis on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99
Forty years after its abolition, the Transatlantic slave trade is more lucrative than ever; even the new steamships of the Royal Navy are powerless to catch the swift brigs of the slavers. Only one man is ruthless enough to beat the slavers at their own game. Risking death and disgrace, Lieutenant Kitt Killigrew infiltrates the crew of a slave ship to discover the whereabouts of the biggest slave market on the coast of West Africa, owned by shadowy megalomanic Francisco Salazar. From the smoke-filled gentlemen's clubs of London to the steamy jungles of the Guinea Coast, Killigrew embarks on a journey fraught with murder and betrayal.
The Guardian written by Nicholas Sparks performed by Isabel Keating on Cassette (Unabridged)£14.99
Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now four years have passed. Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, twenty-nine-year-old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again. But who? Should it be Richard Franklin, the handsome, sophisticated....
Off With His Head written by Ngaio Marsh performed by Ric Jerrom on Cassette (Unabridged)£29.99
Pagan revelry and morris dancing in the middle of a very cold winter set the scene for one of Ngaio Marsh’s most fascinating murder mysteries. When the pesky Anna Bünz arrives at Mardian to investigate the rare survival of folk-dancing still practised there, she quickly antagonizes the villagers. But Mrs Bünz is not the only source of friction – two of the other enthusiasts are also spoiling for a fight.
Strata written by Terry Pratchett performed by Stephen Briggs on Cassette (Unabridged)£24.99
THE COMPANY BUILDS PLANETS. Kin Arad is a high-ranking official of the Company. After twenty-one decades of living, and with the help of memory surgery, she is at the top of her profession. Discovering two of her employees have placed a fossilized plesiosaur in the wrong stratum, not to mention the fact it is holding a placard which reads, 'End Nuclear Testing Now', doesn't dismay the woman who built a mountain...
Angels and Demons written by Dan Brown performed by Richard Poe on CD (Abridged)£5.99 - £7.99
World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyse a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries-old underground organisation — The Illuminati. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with...
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets written by Eva Rice performed by Rosamund Pike on CD (Abridged)£9.99
Set in the 1950s, in an England still recovering from the Second World War, THE LOST ART OF KEEPING SECRETS is the enchanting story of Penelope Wallace and her eccentric family at the start of the rock'n'roll era. Penelope longs to be grown-up and to fall in love; but various rather inconvenient things keep getting in her way. Like her mother, a stunning but petulant beauty widowed at a tragically early age, her...
The Jonah written by James Herbert performed by Jamie Glover on Audio CD (Abridged)£19.99 - £29.99
The shadow of his past was always with him. But he never knew what it was, or when it would strike next. Sent to a small coastal town to investigate drug smuggling, Kelso stumbles onto a dangerous organisation and suddenly, more than just his life is at stake. It's his past, his future, his sanity. Through torture and drugs he discovers the...
The Submission written by Amy Waldman performed by Bernadette Dunne on CD (Unabridged)£19.99 - £29.99
A jury gathers in Manhattan to select a memorial for the victims of a devastating terrorist attack. Their fraught deliberations complete, the jurors open the envelope containing the anonymous winner’s name – and discover he is an American Muslim. Instantly they are cast into roiling debate about the claims of grief, the ambiguities of art, and the meaning of Islam.
Robinson Crusoe written by Daniel Defoe performed by Nigel Anthony on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99 - £14.99
Robinson Crusoe is Daniel Defoe's classic novel of shipwreck and survival, now nearly 300 years old. The story is a fictional autobiography of the title character, an English castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers. This is the tale of an ordinary man struggling to survive in...
Scarpetta written by Patricia Cornwell performed by Mary Stuart Masterson on Audio CD (Abridged)£4.99 - £12.99
Leaving behind her forensic pathology practice in South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta takes up an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured patient in a psychiatric ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk - and the story he has to tell turns out to...
Notes from a Small Island written by Bill Bryson performed by Bill Bryson on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99 - £14.99
After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson, the acclaimed author of such best sellers as The Mother Tongue and Made in America, decided it was time to move back to the United States for a while. This was partly to let his wife and kids experience life in Bryson's homeland, and partly because he had read that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another.
Life Stories written by David Attenborough performed by David Attenborough on CD (Abridged)£9.99 - £14.99
One of the nation's most popular presenters examines twenty marvels of the natural world from his extraordinary and pioneering experiences.
What was Sir David's first pet? Which animal would he most like to be? What creature lays 'the biggest egg in the world'? How do you communicate with an ancient nomadic community in Fiji? And what did Sir David do when confronted by a ten-foot-long reptile?
The Lost Symbol written by Dan Brown performed by Paul Michael on Audio CD (Abridged)£9.99
Six years in the writing, "The Lost Symbol" is Dan Brown's extraordinary sequel to his internationally bestselling Robert Langdon thrillers, "Angels & Demons" and "The Da Vinci Code". Nothing is ever what it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. Set over a breathtaking 12 hour time span, the book's narrative takes the reader on an exhilarating journey through a masterful and unexpected...
Too Many Murders written by Colleen McCullough performed by Robert Garrett on CD (Unabridged)£19.99
The thrilling new novel from the author of The Thorn Birds One day, one city, twelve murders. The year is 1967 and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust as the Cold War goes relentlessly on. On a beautiful spring day in the little city of Holloman, Connecticut, chief of detectives Carmine Delmonico walks into the prestigious Chubb University halls to be greeted by a limp corpse clamped in a...
The Forgotten Highlander written by Alistair Urquhart performed by David Rintoul on CD (Abridged)£29.99
A Genius Performance by David Rintoul! Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders captured by the Japanese in Singapore. He not only survived working on the notorious Bridge on the River Kwai , but he was subsequently taken on one of the Japanese 'hellships' which was torpedoed. Nearly everyone else on board died and Urquhart spent 5 days alone on a raft in the South China Sea before being rescued...
Dead Souls written by Ian Rankin performed by Bill Paterson on CD (Abridged)£6.99
Stalking a poisoner at the local zoo, Inspector John Rebus comes across a paedophile taking pictures of children. When the social workers claim he is there for legitimate educational reasons, Rebus is faced with a dilemma - should he be outed to protect local kids or given a chance to start anew? As the locals begin...
Past Imperfect written by Julian Fellowes performed by Julian Fellowes on CD (Abridged)£9.99
Damian Baxter is very rich and dying.He lives alone, attended by chauffeur, butler, cook and a housemaid, a life of everything and nothing. Before he goes he needs to know if he has a living heir. At stake is his fortune in excess, he reckons, of £500 million. By the time he married he was sterile (the result of adult mumps in his early twenties), but what about before that unfortunate illness?
Standup Comic written by Woody Allen performed by Woody Allen on CD (Abridged)£39.99
This set was recorded during Woody Allens time as a standup comedian in the 1960s. It includes sets performed at Eugene's San Francisco, August 1968 and The Shadows, Washinton DC April 1965 and finally at Mr Kelly's Chicago in March 1964. It includes many of his funniest pieces including The Moose, Kidnapped, Unhappy Childhood, Eggs Benedict and The Army.