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  • Project Management for Dummies: UK Edition | Nick Graham,Stanley E. Portny

    Project Management for Dummies: UK Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Nick Graham, Stanley E. Portny
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    In today's time-pressured, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. Project Management For Dummies shows business professionals what works and what doesn't by examining the field's best practices. You can learn how to organize, estimate, and schedule projects more efficiently.

    Tim Tuohy says: "Best Project Management book so far"
  • The Cellist of Sarajevo | Steven Galloway

    The Cellist of Sarajevo

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Steven Galloway
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Sarajevo, in the 1990s, is a hellish place. The ongoing war devours human life, tears families apart and transforms even banal routines, such as acquiring water, into life-threatening expeditions. Day after day, a cellist stations himself in the midst of the devastation, defying the ever-present snipers to play tributes to victims of a massacre. A true story of a cellist's resistance helps to form this pivotal event in Steven Galloway's extraordinary novel.

    Elaine says: "One wonders if humans will ever be civilized"
  • Maigret's Memoirs: Inspector Maigret, Book 35 | Georges Simenon

    Maigret's Memoirs: Inspector Maigret, Book 35

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Maigret sets the record straight and tells the story of his own life, giving a rare glimpse into the mind of the great inspector - and the writer who would immortalise him. 'I can still see Simenon coming into my office the next day, pleased with himself, displaying even more self-confidence, if possible, than before, but nevertheless with a touch of anxiety in his eyes.... He trumpeted these last words as if they were a sensational discovery. Making it seem truer than life, that's the crux of it. Well, I've made you truer than life.'

  • Pietr the Latvian: Inspector Maigret, Book 1 | Georges Simenon,David Bellos (translator)

    Pietr the Latvian: Inspector Maigret, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, David Bellos (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    The first audiobook which appeared in Georges Simenon's famous Maigret series, in a gripping new translation by David Bellos.Inevitably Maigret was a hostile presence in the Majestic. He constituted a kind of foreign body that the hotel's atmosphere could not assimilate. Not that he looked like a cartoon policeman. He didn't have a moustache and he didn't wear heavy boots. His clothes were well cut and made of fairly light worsted. He shaved every day and looked after his hands. But his frame was proletarian. He was a big, bony man.

    Die Falknerin says: "Long live Maigret"
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming For Dummies Audiobook | Kate Burton,Romilla Ready

    Neuro-Linguistic Programming For Dummies Audiobook

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By Kate Burton, Romilla Ready
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    This audiobook stands alone as an introduction to a long-established branch of personal development psychology. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) underpins the ideas of best-selling authors like Anthony Robbins. This audiobook takes the listener straight to the source. This is a no-nonsense guide on how to use NLP in your personal life and examine thought processes in order to cut out negative thinking.

    William says: "Great introduction to NLP"
  • Maigret and the Old Lady: Inspector Maigret, Book 33 | Georges Simenon

    Maigret and the Old Lady: Inspector Maigret, Book 33

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Maigret uncovers some troubling family politics in this new translation, book 33 of the Maigret series. When a charming elderly widow appeals to him for help, Inspector Maigret travels to a seaside village in Normandy - uncovering a lost fortune and some poisonous family politics.

  • Madame Maigret's Friend: Inspector Maigret, Book 34 | Georges Simenon

    Madame Maigret's Friend: Inspector Maigret, Book 34

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Madame Maigret takes the lead in a disturbing investigation in this new translation, book 34 of the Maigret series. Inspector Maigret's wife turns sleuth after a strange encounter in a Paris square leads her on the trail of a woman in a white hat and towards a grisly tale of deception and greed.

  • The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien: Inspector Maigret; Book 4 | Georges Simenon,Linda Coverdale (translator)

    The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien: Inspector Maigret; Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Linda Coverdale (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Georges Simenon's haunting tale about the lengths to which people will go to escape from guilt, translated by Linda Coverdale as part of the new Penguin Maigret series. A first ink drawing showed a hanged man swinging from a gallows on which perched an enormous crow. And there were at least twenty other etchings and pen or pencil sketches that had the same leitmotif of hanging. On the edge of a forest: a man hanging from every branch.

    Adam Shields says: "Psychological study more than murder mystery"
  • The Italians | John Hooper

    The Italians

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By John Hooper
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    John Hooper's marvelously entertaining and perceptive new book is ideal for anyone seeking to understand contemporary Italy and the unique character of the Italians. Looking at the facts that lie behind and often belie the stereotypes, his revealing book sheds new light on many aspects of Italian life: football and Freemasonry, sex, symbolism, and the reason Italian has twelve words for a coat hanger yet none for a hangover.

    Die Falknerin says: "Mi piace molto!"
  • Praetorian: Eagles of the Empire, Book 11 | Simon Scarrow

    Praetorian: Eagles of the Empire, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    The brand new thrilling Roman adventure from the bestselling author of THE LEGION and THE GLADIATOR. The city of Rome in AD 50 is a dangerous place. Treachery lurks on every corner, and a shadowy Republican movement, 'the Liberators', has spread its tentacles wide. It is feared that the heart of the latest plot lies in the ranks of the Praetorian Guard.

    beau says: "An ancient who done it."
  • Time Management For Dummies Audiobook | Clare Evans

    Time Management For Dummies Audiobook

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Clare Evans
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Good time-management skills are crucial to anyone wanting to lead a more organised, effective, and efficient life, at work or at home. For people who want to progress in their careers, by getting more done each day as well as leaving time for relaxation and play, this audiobook provides practical advice and guidance to help them achieve their goals. With this audiobook you can access hundreds of helpful techniques and foolproof suggestions.

    nada says: "Need to be updated"
  • Swallows and Amazons: Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 1 | Arthur Ransome

    Swallows and Amazons: Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    David says: "Classic Children's Literature at it's Best"
  • Death Watch: Inspector Woodend Series, Book 18 | Sally Spencer

    Death Watch: Inspector Woodend Series, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Sally Spencer
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    The new Charlie Woodend mystery - Angela Jackson has been missing for over 24 hours and, in the opinion of Dr. Stevenson, the psychiatrist who Woodend turns to for advice, her kidnapper will first torture and then kill her. With damaging strains operating within his own team, the more the investigation proceeds the less hope Woodend can see. And he knows deep within himself that he will fail in bringing Angela back alive....

  • The Late Monsieur Gallet: Inspector Maigret, Book 3 | Georges Simenon,Anthea Bell (translator)

    The Late Monsieur Gallet: Inspector Maigret, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Anthea Bell (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    George Simenon's devastating tale of misfortune, betrayal and the weakness of family ties, translated by Anthea Bell. Instead of the detail filling itself in and becoming clearer, it seemed to escape him. The face of the man in the ill-fitting coat just misted up so that it hardly looked human. In theory this mental portrait was good enough, but now it was replaced by fleeting images which should have added up to one and the same man but which refused to get themselves into focus.

    Die Falknerin says: "Five star fiction, highly recommended"
  • The Most Perfect Thing | Tim Birkhead

    The Most Perfect Thing

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Tim Birkhead
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    How are eggs of different shapes made, and why are they the shapes they are? When does the shell of an egg harden? Why do some eggs contain two yolks? How are the colours and patterns of eggshells created, and why do they vary? And which end of an egg is laid first - the blunt end or the pointy end?

  • Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty | Catherine Bailey

    Black Diamonds: The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Catherine Bailey
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Wentworth is today a crumbling and forgotten palace in Yorkshire. Yet just 100 years ago it was the ancestral pile of the Fitzwilliams' - an aristocratic clan whose home and life were fuelled by coal mining. This is the story of their spectacular decline: of inheritance fights; rumours of a changeling and of lunacy; philandering earls; illicit love; war heroism: a tragic connection to the Kennedys'; violent deaths: mining poverty and squalor; and a class war that literally ripped apart the local landscape.

    Robyn says: "gripping tale"
  • Maigret Gets Angry: Inspector Maigret, Book 26 | Georges Simenon

    Maigret Gets Angry: Inspector Maigret, Book 26

    • HIGHLIGHTS (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    Ernest Malik had been right when he had looked at Maigret with a smile that was a mixture of sarcasm and contempt. This wasn't a case for him. He was out of his depth. This world was unfamiliar to him, and he had difficulty piecing it all together. Peacefully tending his garden in the countryside, Maigret is called upon to investigate a rich family with skeletons in their cupboard - and finds himself confronted by lies, snobbery and malice.

    Die Falknerin says: "Maigret swaps his sabots"
  • Maigret in New York: Inspector Maigret, Book 27 | Georges Simenon

    Maigret in New York: Inspector Maigret, Book 27

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    What was it about him that had struck Maigret so forcefully? Little John had cold eyes! Four or five times in his life, he had met people with cold eyes, those eyes that can stare at you without establishing any human contact. Persuaded to sail to New York by a fearful young law student, Maigret finds himself drawn into the city's underworld and a wealthy businessman's closely guarded past.

  • Peaches for Father Francis: A Novel | Joanne Harris

    Peaches for Father Francis: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Joanne Harris
    • Narrated By Rula Lenska, Gareth Armstrong
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    When Vianne Rocher receives a letter from beyond the grave, she has no choice but to follow the wind that blows her back to Lansquenet, the beautiful French village in which eight years ago she opened a chocolate shop and first learned the meaning of home. But returning to one's past can be a dangerous pursuit. Vianne, with her daughters, Anouk and Rosette, finds Lansquenet changed in unexpected ways: women veiled in black, the scent of spices and peppermint tea - and there, on the bank of the river Tannes, facing the church, a minaret. Most surprising of all, her old nemesis, Father Francis Reynaud, desperately needs her help.

    judy says: "Charming and thoughtful."
  • Maigret's First Case: Inspector Maigret, Book 30 | Georges Simenon,Sian Reynolds (translator)

    Maigret's First Case: Inspector Maigret, Book 30

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Georges Simenon, Sian Reynolds (translator)
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    A sparkling new translation of this flashback to the start of Inspector Maigret's career, part of the new Penguin Maigret series. The profession he had always yearned for did not actually exist...he imagined a cross between a doctor and a priest - a man capable of understanding another's destiny at first glance. The very first investigation by eager young police secretary Jules Maigret leads him to a wealthy Paris family's dark secrets.

    Sandy says: "Interesting"
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