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  • The Long Night: A True Story | Ernst Israel Bornstein

    The Long Night: A True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ernst Israel Bornstein
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    The Long Night is Ernst Israel Bornstein's first-hand account of what he witnessed in seven concentration camps. Written with remarkable insight and raw emotion, The Long Night paints a portrait of human psychology in the darkest of times. Bornstein tells the stories of those who did all they could do to withstand physical and psychological torture, starvation, and sickness, and openly describes those who were forced to inflict suffering on others.

    Jim says: "Captivating!"
  • José Mourinho: Up Close & Personal | Robert Beasley

    José Mourinho: Up Close & Personal

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert Beasley
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Mourinho is both a sumptuous celebration of The Special One's managerial career so far, and an enigmatic insight into his unique brand of football wisdom and philosophy. In the legendary manager's very first audiobook, and in his own images and captions, José Mourinho charts the peaks and troughs of the opening 15 years of what has been a stellar rise to the summit of the global game.

  • The Yellow Admiral: The Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 18 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Yellow Admiral: The Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey in The Yellow Admiral, Patrick O'Brian's best-selling novel and eighteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Aubrey, now a considerable though impoverished landowner, has dimmed his prospects at the admiralty by his erratic voting as a member of Parliament; he is feuding with his neighbor, a man with strong navy connections who wants to enclose the common land between their estates.

  • The Hundred Days: (Vol. Book 19) | Patrick O'Brian

    The Hundred Days: (Vol. Book 19)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo. In the Balkans, preparing a thrust northwards into Central Europe to block the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering.

    Robert S. Mellis says: "Thin story line"
  • Blue at the Mizzen: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 20 | Patrick O'Brian

    Blue at the Mizzen: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 20

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America - where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain - the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences.

  • Britain's War: Volume 1, Into Battle, 1937-1941 | Daniel Todman

    Britain's War: Volume 1, Into Battle, 1937-1941

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daniel Todman
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    The most terrible emergency in Britain's history, the Second World War, required an unprecedented national effort. An exhausted country had to fight an unexpectedly long war and found itself much diminished amongst the victors. The outcome of the war was nonetheless a triumph, not least for a political system that proved well adapted to the demands of a total conflict and for a population who had to make many sacrifices but who were spared most of the horrors experienced in the rest of Europe.

    dell992 says: "Great Performance, Biased with out a warning!"
  • Desolation Island: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 5 | Patrick O'Brian

    Desolation Island: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a dangerous disease which decimates the crew.

    Marcus says: "excellent series"
  • The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind | A. C. Grayling

    The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By A. C. Grayling
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    The Age of Genius explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of the 17th century in Europe. It was a time of creativity unparalleled in history before or since, from science to the arts, from philosophy to politics. Acclaimed philosopher and historian A. C. Grayling points to three primary factors that led to the rise of vernacular (popular) languages in philosophy, theology, science, and literature.

    Gary says: "Today is a function of the 17th century"
  • The Ravenscar Dynasty: A Novel | Barbara Taylor Bradford

    The Ravenscar Dynasty: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    On a bitterly cold day in 1904, the Deravenel family's future changes forever. When Cecily Deravenel tells her 18-year-old son, Edward, of the death of his father, brother, and cousins in a fire, a part of him dies as well. Edward is comforted by his cousin Neville Watkins, who is suspicious of the deaths. They vow to seek the truth, avenge the deaths, and take control of the business empire usurped 60 years before.

    D. Mains says: "not that great"
  • The Boer War | Winston Churchill

    The Boer War

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Winston Churchill
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    As a young, ambitious soldier, Winston Churchill managed to get himself posted to the 21st Lancers in 1899 as a war correspondent for the Morning Post - and joined them in fighting the rebel Boer settlers in South Africa. In this conflict, rebel forces in the Transvaal and Orange Free State had proclaimed their own statehood, calling it the Boer Republic.

    David says: "Lots of fun for war enthusiats."
  • The Far Side of the World: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 10 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Far Side of the World: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    It is still the War of 1812 and Jack Aubrey - with his tetchy, sardonic friend Stephen Maturin - has set course across the South Atlantic to intercept a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. If they do not come up with her before she rounds the Horn, they must follow her into the Great South Sea and as far across the Pacific as she may lead them.

  • Post Captain: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 2 | Patrick O'Brian

    Post Captain: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    This tale begins with Jack Aubrey arriving home from his exploits in the Mediterranean to find England at peace following the Treaty of Amiens. He and his friend Stephen Maturin, surgeon and secret agent, begin to live the lives of country gentlemen, hunting, entertaining, and enjoying amorous adventures. Their comfortable existence, however, is cut short when Jack is overnight reduced to a pauper with enough debts to keep him in prison for life. He flees to the continent to seek refuge.

    jokeyjon says: "A brilliant series performed beatifully"
  • The Commodore: (Vol. Book 17) | Patrick O'Brian

    The Commodore: (Vol. Book 17)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Having survived a long and desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances. For Jack it is a happy homecoming, at least initially, but for Stephen it is disastrous: his little daughter appears to be autistic, incapable of speech or contact, while his wife, Diana, unable to bear this situation, has disappeared, her house being looked after by the widowed Clarissa Oakes.

    Simon says: "Still going strong"
  • Off with His Head | Ngaio Marsh

    Off with His Head

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    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.

  • The Wine-Dark Sea | Patrick O'Brian

    The Wine-Dark Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    At the opening of a voyage filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in pursuit of a privateer sailing under American colours through the Great South Sea. Stephen's objective is to set the revolutionary tinder of South America ablaze to relieve the pressure on the British government which has blundered into war with the young and uncomfortably vigorous United States. The shock and barbarity of hand-to-hand fighting are sharpened by O'Brian's exact sense of period, his eye for landscape and his feel for a ship under sail.

    Jarmo says: "4th book, still on same voyage."
  • The Real Global Warming Disaster: Is the Obsession with 'Climate Change' Turning Out to Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder in History? | Christopher Booker

    The Real Global Warming Disaster: Is the Obsession with 'Climate Change' Turning Out to Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder in History?

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Christopher Booker
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    This original audiobook considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global warming, and how today this has persuaded politicians to land us with what promises to be the biggest bill in history. Christopher Booker interweaves the science of global warming with that of its growing political consequences, showing how just when the politicians are threatening to change our Western way of life beyond recognition, the scientific evidence behind the global warming theory is being challenged like never before.

    Erik says: "Finally, an explanation."
  • The American Lover | Rose Tremain

    The American Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rose Tremain
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson, Ric Jerrom, Kate Rawson, and others
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    Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter’s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor.Rose Tremain awakens the senses in this diverse collection of short stories.

    Cariola says: "Mixed Bag (but the good stories are really good)"
  • Overture to Death | Ngaio Marsh

    Overture to Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. But its execution was doomed when Miss Campanula sat down to play. A chord was struck, a shot rang out and Miss Campanula was dead. A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.

    Sally Dobbs says: "A thoroughly entertaining read."
  • Lord Jim | Joseph Conrad

    Lord Jim

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Jim, the first mate aboard a small steamer named the Patna, travels from port to port in the Pacific Ocean. When the ship hits floating wreckage, Jim and the crew are forced to abandon it, leaving hundreds of ethnic travelers onboard. However, Jim's reprehensible actions are soon discovered by the court, and he is compelled to face his guilt and redeem himself - a journey that leads him to a remote exotic location where he is revered as the Lord, "Tuan Jim".

    Harry Haller says: "Wow! This Blew My Mind."
  • The Nutmeg of Consolation: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 14 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Nutmeg of Consolation: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O Brian or Stephen Maturin could devise.

    Renita says: "Wonderful"
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