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  • The Guns of Navarone | Alistair MacLean

    The Guns of Navarone

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Twelve hundred British soldiers isolated on the small island of Kheros off the Turkish coast, waiting to die. Twelve hundred lives in jeopardy, lives that could be saved if only the guns could be silenced. The guns of Navarone, vigilant, savage and catastrophically accurate. Navarone itself, grim bastion of narrow straits manned by a mixed garrison of Germans and Italians, an apparently impregnable iron fortress.

  • Where Eagles Dare | Alistair MacLean

    Where Eagles Dare

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    (8)
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    The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-day plans.

  • Ice Station Zebra | Alistair MacLean

    Ice Station Zebra

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (13)
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    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of weather station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds - that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage and that one of the survivors is a killer....

  • The Golden Gate | Alistair MacLean

    The Golden Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    A tense and nerve-shattering classic from the highly acclaimed master of action and suspense. A rolling for Knox. is how the journalists describe the Presidential motorcade as it enters San Francisco across the Golden Gate. Even the ever-watchful FBI believe it is impregnable - as it has to be with the President and two Arab potentates aboard. But halfway across the bridge the unthinkable happens. Before the eyes of the world a master criminal pulls off the most spectacular kidnapping in modern times....

  • Fear Is the Key | Alistair MacLean

    Fear Is the Key

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (6)
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    (5)
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    (5)

    A sunken DC-3 lying on the Caribbean floor. Its cargo: $10.25 million in gold ingots, emeralds and uncut diamonds guarded by the remains of two men, one woman and a very small boy. The fortune was there for the taking, and ready to grab it were a blue-blooded oilman with his own offshore rig, a gangster so cold and independent that even the Mafia couldn't do business with him and a psychopathic hired assassin.

  • The Guns of Navarone | Alistair MacLean

    The Guns of Navarone

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Toby Stephens
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    (30)
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    (21)
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    (20)

    It is 1943. Two huge German guns in the grim, impregnable fortress on a huge beautiful island off the coast of Turkey are having a devastating impact on Allied shipping and preventing the evacuation of hard-pressed British troops from the nearby island of Kheros. The Germans are poised to overrun and unless the guns can be put out of action within a matter of days, a thousand men will die. All previous attempts to attack the fortress of Navarone have failed.

  • When Eight Bells Toll

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all-time classic. Millions of pounds in gold bullion are being pirated in the Irish Sea. Investigations by the British Secret Service, and a sixth sense, have bought Philip Calvert to a bleak, lonely bay in the Western Highlands. But the sleepy atmosphere of Torbay is deceptive. The place is the focal point of many mysterious disappearances. Even the unimaginative Highland Police Sergeant seems to be acting a part. But why?

  • HMS Ulysses | Alistair MacLean

    HMS Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    (13)
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    The novel that launched the astonishing career of one of the 20th century's greatest writers of action and suspense - an acclaimed classic of heroism and the sea in World War II. The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses takes its place alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea as one of the classic novels of the navy at war. It is the compelling story of Convoy FR77 to Murmansk - a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance.

  • Force Ten from Navarone | Alistair MacLean

    Force Ten from Navarone

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Jonathan Oliver
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    Almost before the last echoes of the famous guns have died away, the three Navarone heroes are parachuted into war-torn Yugoslavia to rescue a division of partisans and fulfil a secret mission, so deadly that it must be hidden even from their own allies.

  • Where Eagles Dare | Alistair MacLean

    Where Eagles Dare

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Alun Armstrong
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (35)

    One winter night, seven men and a woman are parachuted onto a mountainside in wartime Germany. Their objective: an apparently inaccessible castle, headquarters of the Gestapo. Their mission: to rescue a crashed American general before the Nazi interrogators can force him to reveal secret D-Day plans.

  • Sterling Point Books: Lawrence of Arabia | Alistair Maclean

    Sterling Point Books: Lawrence of Arabia

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Alistair Maclean
    • Narrated By Peter Ganim
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    (36)
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    (25)
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    Best-selling author and screenwriter Alistair MacLean follows Lawrence as he breaks with tradition to live with Arabs and, using modern-day guerrilla tactics, helps them defeat the Turks and gain an independent state. In addition to the enthralling details of the campaign, MacLean provides valuable insight into the origins of the Middle East we know today.

  • Ice Station Zebra | Alistair MacLean

    Ice Station Zebra

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
    Overall
    (44)
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    (38)
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    (38)

    The atomic submarine Dolphin has impossible orders: to sail beneath the ice-floes of the Arctic Ocean to locate and rescue the men of weather-station Zebra, gutted by fire and drifting with the ice-pack somewhere north of the Arctic Circle. But the orders do not say what the Dolphin will find if she succeeds – that the fire at Ice Station Zebra was sabotage, and that one of the survivors is a killer….

  • The Guns of Navarone | Alistair MacLean

    The Guns of Navarone

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    (16)
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    (13)
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    Mallory, Miller and Andrea are united into a lethally effective team. Their mission: to silence the impregnable guns set in the tall cliffs of Navarone. On their success or failure rests one of the most critical offensives of the Second World War.

  • Force 10 from Navarone | Alistair MacLean

    Force 10 from Navarone

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Bob Peck
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    The guns of Navarone have been silenced, but the heroic survivors have no time to rest on their laurels. Almost before the last echoes of the famous guns have died away, Keith Mallory, Andrea and Dusty Miller are parachuting into war-torn Yugoslavia to rescue a division of Partisans … and to fulfil a secret mission, so deadly that it must be hidden from their own allies.

  • HMS Ulysses | Alistair MacLean

    HMS Ulysses

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alistair MacLean
    • Narrated By Denis Quilley
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    (3)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses is the compelling story of Convoy FR77 to Murmansk - a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance as they are crippled by enemy attack and the bitter cold of the Arctic.

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