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  • The Wreck of the Mary Deare | Hammond Innes

    The Wreck of the Mary Deare

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    They dismissed the Mary Deare as ‘a piece of leaking ironmongery taken off the junk heap’. For 40 years this 6,000-ton freighter had tramped the seas, suffered shipwreck twice, and been torpedoed three times in two world wars. Then one March night, battered and bruised and empty, she emerged from severe Biscay gales into the English Channel - and into the newspaper headlines. Here was a ship of mystery and tragedy... in one of the greatest sea stories of all time.

    Richard says: "Sea tale"
  • The Land That God Gave to Cain | Hammond Innes

    The Land That God Gave to Cain

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    Ian Ferguson alone held the key to the disaster that had overtaken a geological survey team more than 2,000 miles away. What drove him now to make the perilous journey through the savage, lonely wastes of Labrador to the scene of the disaster? And what was the link between this and similar events which had taken place in that same territory 50 years earlier?

  • The White South | Hammond Innes

    The White South

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A 22,000-ton whaling ship steams into a broken plain of white, glimmering ice during the howling fury of an Antarctic gale. What madness drives the ship forwards, deeper and deeper into the ice until its jagged edges hold her fast? Marooned amidst the pitiless, frozen wastes, the crew of the Southern Cross make a desperate attempt to survive against the odds.

    nokbee says: "Escapist comfort food"
  • Wreckers Must Breathe | Hammond Innes

    Wreckers Must Breathe

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Philip Bird
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    The spectre of another world war haunts journalist Walter Craig and disturbs the peace of his seaside holiday. But below the Cornish cliffs, hidden by churning seas, the enemy is very real indeed, and much closer than anyone could suspect. Craig and his singularly resourceful fisherman friend alone discover the terrible truth - a potentially devastating threat to Britain's merchant ships - and alone must risk their lives against the might of the German navy.

    Essam Shabana says: "A typical Hammond Innes masterpiece"
  • Campbell's Kingdom | Hammond Innes

    Campbell's Kingdom

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Mark Elstob
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    He was a man without hope, until a lawyer and a crazy inheritance spurred him to one last desperate roll of the dice. The old man was convinced, against all evidence, that there was oil in the Rocky mountains. So his grandson sets off to a godforsaken town of shattered hopes and bitter old men, and plunges into a perilous battle against hostile country, powerful enemies, and a ticking clock.

    Essam Shabana says: "A masterpiece and a riveting performance by the reader"
  • The Land God Gave to Cain | Hammond Innes

    The Land God Gave to Cain

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Michael Sinclair
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    When a British radio operator suddenly dies after he intercepts a mysterious SOS from the leader of an expedition into Canada’s northern frontier, his son Ian suspects the two events are connected. To find the truth, Ian makes a daring journey to the frontier where he learns a shocking secret that involves three generations of his family.

  • The Last Voyage: Captain Cook's Lost Diary | Hammond Innes

    The Last Voyage: Captain Cook's Lost Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    July 12th 1776. Captain James Cook sails from Plymouth in the Resolution in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. It is his third amazing voyage of discovery and this is the story he might have written. Hammond Innes has created a brilliantly imagined diary, showing a great man stretched to his limits. It is a voyage that will sweep Captain Cook and his crew from the icy wasteland of the Arctic, to the tropical waters of Hawaii.

  • Delta Connection | Hammond Innes

    Delta Connection

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    A desperate escape from Romania after the fall of the Ceausescus... a violent introduction to the new rules of warfare on the borders of Afghanistan... then an icy struggle for survival among the world’s highest mountains... Death follows those who seek beyond the ‘Delta Connection’ searching for something closely guarded in the most dangerous region on earth.

  • The Blue Ice | Hammond Innes

    The Blue Ice

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    What makes a man love metals more than anything else in the world? What makes a man lose all sense of moral perspective when he is on the trail of mineral wealth? What makes a man throw love away for something a women can't understand. Hammond Innes supplies the answer in one word: Excitement. In this spell binding story he tells of a mining engineer who commits every known crime - including murder - in his relentless search for the precious metal.

  • Maddon's Rock | Hammond Innes

    Maddon's Rock

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    A sailor fights to clear his name after his ship sinks in the last days of World War II, taking its cargo of bullion to the bottom of the sea.

  • North Star | Hammond Innes

    North Star

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Tim Bentinck
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Michael Randall flees to the wild seas around the Shetlands to escape an impossible dilemma. There he finds a North Sea oil rig and the unlikely possibility of a new life. But one stormy night this glimmer of hope for the future, and Randall's life itself, is thrown into jeopardy.

  • North Star | Hammond Innes

    North Star

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Jack Hrkach
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    North Star is an old rig, too old for the appalling weather in the North Sea. The massive environmental damage its destruction could cause would be unthinkable. Why would anyone think of sabotaging it?

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