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  • The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill's Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops | Damien Lewis

    The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill's Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Damien Lewis
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    From award-winning historian, war reporter, and author Damien Lewis (Zero Six Bravo, Judy) comes the incredible true story of the top-secret "butcher-and-bolt" black ops units Prime Minister Winston Churchill assigned the task of stopping the unstoppable German war machine. Criminals, rogues, and survivalists, the brutal tactics and grit of these "deniables" would define a military unit the likes of which the world had never seen.

    William says: "Fascinating tales of heroism from WW2"
  • A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis | Sigmund Freud,G. Stanley Hall - translation

    A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall - translation
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    This series of 28 lectures was given by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), the founder of psychoanalysis, during the First World War and first published in English in 1920. The purpose of this general introduction was to present his work and ideas - as they had matured at that point - to a general public; and even though there was to be considerable development and change over the ensuing years, these talks still offer a valuable and remarkably approachable entry point to his revolutionary concepts.

    A. Nixon says: "Terrible reading"
  • The Advertising Effect | Adam Ferrier,Jennifer Fleming

    The Advertising Effect

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Adam Ferrier, Jennifer Fleming
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    In The Advertising Effect, respected advertising insider, Adam Ferrier, reveals the ten techniques used by some of the best-known brands across the globe. These techniques are grounded in psychological theory with award winning real world examples and explore how the most effective way to change behaviour is through action rather than the conventional advertising practices (emotional or rational persuasion).

    Phil Hudson says: "One of The Best Books on Advertising Ever"
  • The Gnosis of the Mind | G. R. S. Mead

    The Gnosis of the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By G. R. S. Mead
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    George Robert Stowe Mead was one of the most prolific and gifted scholars of Gnosticism and Hermeticism of the first half of the 20th century. This book explores gnostic ideas and texts from an entirely sympathetic point of view, which was rare at the time. Editor Jason Augustus Newcomb has rendered the book more comprehensible for modern listeners, as well as added additional notes and commentary.

    Dennis W says: "Very Deep"
  • The Death of an Effendi | Michael Pearce

    The Death of an Effendi

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Michael Pearce
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    Cairo, 1909. The murder capital of the world, where deaths are two a piastre. But the death of an effendi? That is something different. Effendis, the Egyptian elite, are important. Especially if, in a country ruled by foreigners, they happen to be foreign. Gareth Owen, the Mamur Zapt, is called in to investigate. But is he the right man to be investigating?

    Terry says: "One of the best of the British mystery writers"
  • The Monk | Matthew Lewis

    The Monk

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Matthew Lewis
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    The Monk is a violent tale of ambition, murder, and incest. The great struggle between maintaining monastic vows and fulfilling personal ambitions leads the monk Ambrosio, into temptation and the breaking of his vows, then to sexual obsession and rape, and finally to murder in order to conceal his guilt. Written when Matthew Lewis was only 19, The Monk was criticised when first published in 1796 for its lewdness and impiety, but this criticism only added to its popularity.

  • Warriors: Extraordinary Tales from the Battlefield | Max Hastings

    Warriors: Extraordinary Tales from the Battlefield

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    With an introduction read by Max Hastings. An exhilarating and uplifting account of the lives of 16 ‘warriors’ from the last three centuries, hand-picked for their bravery or extraordinary military experience by the eminent military historian, author and ex-editor of the Daily Telegraph, Sir Max Hastings. Over the course of 40 years of writing about war, Max Hastings has grown fascinated by outstanding deeds of derring-do on the battlefield (land, sea, or air) - and by their practitioners.

    Douglas says: "Read Warriors"
  • Das Reich | Max Hastings

    Das Reich

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    Within days of the D-Day landings, the 'Das Reich' 2nd SS Panzer Division marched north through France to reinforce the front-line defenders of Hitler's Fortress Europe. Veterans of the bloodiest fighting of the Russian Front, 15,000 men with their tanks and artillery, they were hounded for every mile of their march by saboteurs of the Resistance and agents of the Allied Special Forces. Along their route they took reprisals so savage they will live forever in the chronicles of the most appalling atrocities of war.

    Michael says: "A case study of a Nazi Panzer Regiment France 1944"
  • Sixty-One Nails: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 1 | Mike Shevdon

    Sixty-One Nails: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mike Shevdon
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    There is a secret war growing beneath the streets of London. The immense Sixty-One Nails follows Niall Petersen, from a suspected heart attack on the London Underground, into the hidden world of the Feyre, an uncanny place of legend that lurks just beyond the surface of everyday life. The ancient peoples are at war - but is Niall really the one who can wield the dark magic of the Untainted, and save them all?

    Tango says: "Urban Fantasy with a Gothic Flavor"
  • Homunculus: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 1 | James P Blaylock

    Homunculus: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By James P Blaylock
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    In 1870s London, a city of contradictions and improbabilities, a dead man pilots an airship and living men are willing to risk all to steal a carp. Here, a night of bangers and ale at the local pub can result in an eternity at the Blood Pudding with the rest of the reanimated dead.... A comic science-fiction novel first published in 1986. It took the Philip K Dick award that year, and was the second book in Blaylock's loose steampunk trilogy, following The Digging Leviathan (1984) and preceding Lord Kelvin's Machine (1992).

    Katherine says: "Over the top in the right kind of way"
  • Strategos: Born in the Borderlands, Strategos 1 | Gordon Doherty

    Strategos: Born in the Borderlands, Strategos 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gordon Doherty
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    When the falcon has flown, the mountain lion will charge from the east, and all Byzantium will quake. Only one man can save the empire ... the Haga!1046 AD. The Byzantine Empire teeters on full-blown war with the Seljuk Sultanate. In the borderlands of Eastern Anatolia, a land riven with bloodshed and doubt, young Apion's life is shattered in one swift and brutal Seljuk night raid. Only the benevolence of Mansur, a Seljuk farmer, offers him a second chance of happiness.

    Matt Herman says: "Absolute Must Read/listen!"
  • Lost & Found | Brooke Davis

    Lost & Found

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brooke Davis
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington, Nicolette McKenzie, Helen Walsh
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    Millie Bird, seven years old and ever hopeful, always wears red gumboots to match her curly hair. Her struggling mother, grieving the death of Millie's father, leaves her in the big ladies' underwear department of a local store and never returns. Agatha Pantha, 82, has not left her house - or spoken to another human being - since she was widowed seven years ago. She fills the silence by yelling at passersby, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule.

    Sarah j says: "Lovely Cute story !"
  • The Road to Bedlam: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 2 | Mike Shevdon

    The Road to Bedlam: The Courts of the Feyre, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mike Shevdon
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    The sequel to Sixty-One Nails. "There's been an accident. It's your daughter." But Alex isn't dead. She's been snatched because she came into her magical power early. Her father, Niall Petersen, must use his own wayward magic to track her down and save her from the madness of Bedlam. Mike Shevdon lives in Bedfordshire, England, with his wife and son, where he pursues the various masteries of weapons, technology, and cookery.

    Trav says: "Solid urban fantasy (B+ 4-part series); book 2 = B"
  • Hornet Flight | Ken Follett

    Hornet Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    It is June 1941 and Denmark is under German occupation. On the rocky coast of Denmark, two brothers, Harald and Arne Olufsen, starkly different in nature, are straining against the rigid confines imposed by their austere, elderly parents and trying to find their own way in life. Meanwhile, a network of MI6 spies is attempting to decipher an encrypted Luftwaffe radio signal which mentions the new Freya-Gerät - a rudimentary form of German radar equipment.

    Rollin says: "Outstanding World War II spy thriller"
  • Churchill in Africa: London to Ladysmith via Pretoria | Winston Spencer Churchill

    Churchill in Africa: London to Ladysmith via Pretoria

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Winston Spencer Churchill
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    This small book is mainly a personal record of my adventures and impressions during the first five months of the African War. It may also be found to give a tolerably coherent account of the operations conducted by Sir Redvers Buller for the Relief of Ladysmith. The correspondence of which it is mainly composed appeared in the columns of the Morning Post newspaper, and I propose, if I am not interrupted by the accidents of war, to continue the series of letters.

  • Lord Kelvin's Machine: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 2 | James P Blaylock

    Lord Kelvin's Machine: The Adventures of Langdon St Ives, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By James P Blaylock
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    In Victorian London, Alice, the wife of scientist-explorer Langdon St. Ives, is murdered by his arch-nemesis, the hunchback Dr. Ignacio Narbondo. St. Ives and his valet, Hasbro, pursue Narbondo across Norway, contesting Narbondo's plot to destroy the earth and, later, efforts to revivify Narbondo's apparently frozen corpse. In the process, St. Ives gains access to a powerful device created by Lord Kelvin, which allows St. Ives to travel through time.

    Katherine says: "A steampunk adventure with time paradoxes"
  • Odd John | Olaf Stapledon

    Odd John

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Olaf Stapledon
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    John Wainwright is a freak, a human mutation with an extraordinary intelligence which is both awesome and frightening to behold. Ordinary humans are mere playthings to him. And Odd John has a plan - to create a new order on Earth, a new supernormal species. But the world is not ready for such a change...

    D. Raynal says: "Fascinating, Suburb and Thoughtful"
  • Created in China: How China Is Becoming a Global Innovator | Georges Haour,Max von Zedtwitz

    Created in China: How China Is Becoming a Global Innovator

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Georges Haour, Max von Zedtwitz
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    Undisputedly, China has become the world's manufacturing powerhouse, accounting for around half of all personal computers, digital cameras and kitchen appliances. However, the country is fast transitioning from low-cost manufacturing to a higher-value, innovation-led economy, a critical transformation that is at the heart of this new title.

  • Confucius: In a Nutshell | Neil Wenborn

    Confucius: In a Nutshell

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Neil Wenborn
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    Confucius stands alone among the world's great thinkers. Perhaps no other teacher has exerted so powerful a hold over so many people for so long. For two and a half millennia his sayings, preserved and developed by generations of his followers, have shaped the cultural and political life of the world's most populous nation, and they continue to offer fresh insights for today's globalized society. This audiobook sets Confucius's life and teachings in the context of the long history of China....

    NextGenTutorials says: "Very informative, great narrator and more"
  • Book of Souls | Glenn Cooper

    Book of Souls

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Glenn Cooper
    • Narrated By Nigel Carrington
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    A shocking truth lies within the pages of an ancient library, locked inside a high-security complex deep beneath the Nevada desert. And the US government will stop at nothing to keep it classified. But a shadowy group of ex-employees want the world to know - however terrifying the disclosure might prove to be - a secret that could have a profound effect on the history of mankind.

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