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  • Guide to Financial Markets (6th edition): The Economist | Marc Levinson

    Guide to Financial Markets (6th edition): The Economist

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Marc Levinson
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    The definitive guide to why different financial markets exist and how they operate. This edition brings the listener right up to speed with the latest developments in financial instruments and provides a clear and incisive guide to this complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. With chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options, and other derivatives, it looks at why these markets exist, how they work and who trades in them, and it gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates.

    Phil O. says: "This sharpened my understanding"
  • A Man Lay Dead | Ngaio Marsh

    A Man Lay Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    Wealthy Sir Hubert Handesley's original and lively weekend house parties are deservedly famous. To amuse his guests, he has devised a new form of the fashionable Murder Game, in which a guest is secretly selected to commit a 'murder' in the dark, and everyone assembles to solve the crime. But when the lights go up this time, there is a real corpse....

    Laurence G. Byrne says: "Classic Upper Crust Mystery"
  • Surfeit of Lampreys | Ngaio Marsh

    Surfeit of Lampreys

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    Ngaio Marsh’s most popular novel begins when a young New Zealander’s first contact with the English gentry is the body of Lord Wutherford - with a meat skewer through the eye.... The Lampreys had plenty of charm - but no cash. They all knew they were peculiar - and rather gloried in it. The double and triple charades, for instance, with which they would entertain their guests - like rich but awful Uncle Gabriel, who was always such a bore.

    Meep says: "Worth waiting for!!!"
  • Light Thickens | Ngaio Marsh

    Light Thickens

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    Peregrine Jay, owner of the Dolphin Theatre, is putting on a magnificent production of Macbeth, the play that, superstition says, always brings bad luck. But one night the claymore swings, and the dummy's head is more than real: murder behind the scene. Luckily, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn is in the audience....

    Sandy says: "Reflects Ngaio Marsh's interest in Macbeth"
  • The Nursing Home Murder | Ngaio Marsh

    The Nursing Home Murder

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    Sir John Phillips, the Harley Street surgeon, and his beautiful nurse, Jane Harden, are almost too nervous to operate. The emergency case on the table before them is the Home Secretary - and they both have very good, personal reasons to wish him dead. Within hours he does die, although the operation itself was a complete success, and Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn must find out why....

    Jan H. Wolfe says: "interesting procedural"
  • Black as He's Painted | Ngaio Marsh

    Black as He's Painted

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    When the exuberant president of Ng'ombwana proposes to dispense with the usual security arrangements on an official visit to London, his old schoolmate, Chief Superintendent Alleyn, is called in to persuade him otherwise. Consequently, on the night of the embassy's reception, the house and grounds are stiff with police.

    Rebekah says: "Classic Mystery"
  • Artists in Crime | Ngaio Marsh

    Artists in Crime

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    One of Ngaio Marsh’s most famous murder mysteries, which introduces Inspector Alleyn to his future wife, the irrepressible Agatha Troy. It started as a student exercise, the knife under the drape, the model’s pose chalked in place. But before Agatha Troy, artist and instructor, returns to the class, the pose has been reenacted in earnest: the model is dead, fixed forever in one of the most dramatic poses Troy has ever seen. It’s a difficult case for Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn.

    Phebe says: "Brilliant reading"
  • A Brief History of the Cold War: Brief Histories | John Hughes-Wilso

    A Brief History of the Cold War: Brief Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By John Hughes-Wilso
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    The Cold War was an undeclared war, fought silently and carefully between ideological opponents armed with the most fearsome weapons mankind has ever seen. Hughes-Wilson takes a cool look at this war, from the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the dissolution of the USSR thereafter. He examines the suspicion and paranoia -- on both sides -- of the greatest stand-off in history.

    Daniel says: "An informative listen"
  • The Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times | A. C. Grayling

    The Challenge of Things: Thinking Through Troubled Times

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By A. C. Grayling
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    The Challenge of Things joins earlier collections like The Reason of Things and Thinking of Answers but this time to collect Grayling's recent writings on the world in a time of war and conflict. In describing and exposing the dark side of things, he also explores ways out of the habits and prejudices of mind that would otherwise trap us forever in the deadly impasses of conflicts of all kinds.

  • The Tiger in the Smoke | Margery Allingham

    The Tiger in the Smoke

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Margery Allingham
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    Jack Havoc, jail-breaker and knife artist, is on the loose on the streets of London once again. In the faded squares of shabby houses, in the furtive alleys and darkened pubs, the word is out that the Tiger is back in town, more vicious than ever. It falls to Albert Campion to pit his wits against the killer and hunt him down through the city's November smog before it is too late.

  • Dancers in Mourning | Margery Allingham

    Dancers in Mourning

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Margery Allingham
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    Everyone fell under the spell of Jimmy Sutane, the charming and talented song-and-dance man. Everyone, that is, except the spiteful practical joker who put a pin in his stick of grease-paint and pasted 'Last Week' over the 'House Full' notices. Nothing too deadly. But as soon as Albert Campion is called in to investigate, people begin to die, and there's no shortage of suspects when the first victim's death is so convenient for so many.

    Martha says: "Wonderful book, sadly abridged recording"
  • The Fashion in Shrouds | Margery Allingham

    The Fashion in Shrouds

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Margery Allingham
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    First, there is a skeleton in a dinner jacket. Then, a corpse in a golden aeroplane. After another body is found, Albert Campion nearly makes a fourth. Both the skeleton and the corpse have died with suspicious convenience for Georgia Wells, a monstrous but charming actress with a raffish entourage. Georgia's best friend just happens to be Valentine, a top couturier and Campion's sister. In order to protect Valentine, Campion must unravel a story of blackmail and ruthless murder.

    Cheryl says: "Too Fast!"
  • Beckoning Lady: A Campion Mystery | Margery Allingham

    Beckoning Lady: A Campion Mystery

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Margery Allingham
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    Campion's glorious summer in Pontisbright is blighted by death. Amidst the preparations for Minnie and Tonker Cassand's fabulous summer party, a murder is discovered and it falls to Campion to unravel the intricate web of motive, suspicion, and deduction with all his imagination and skill.

    Meep says: "Fine story and great reader, too bad it's abridged"
  • Scales of Justice | Ngaio Marsh

    Scales of Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    The lives of the inhabitants of Swevenings are disrupted only by a fierce competition to catch the Old Un, a monster trout known to dwell in a beautiful stream which winds past their homes. Then one of their small community is found brutally murdered; beside him is the freshly killed trout. Both died by violence - but Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn's murder investigation seems to be much more interested in the fish.... Scales of Justice was first published in 1955.

    Helen L. says: "Delightful fish story"
  • Going It Alone | Michael Innes

    Going It Alone

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Michael Innes
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    To avoid some of the rigours of taxation, Gilbert Averell lives for part of each year in France - but he misses his native country. So when his look-alike friend, Georges, suggests they swap passports for a short while, Gilbert jumps at the chance. However, after a number of incidents involving Gilbert’s sister and nephew, it becomes all to apparent that Georges’ offer was not made out of simple friendship.

  • Tumtum and Nutmeg: The Great Escape | Emily Bearn

    Tumtum and Nutmeg: The Great Escape

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Emily Bearn
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It's The Borrowers meets The Wind in the Willows. Enter the world of Tumtum and Nutmeg for a wonderfully enchanting story full of warmth and humour. Tumtum and Nutmeg are enjoying a quiet life in Nutmouse Hall, when General Marchmouse comes to stay. The General has a new pogo stick and is looking for adventure. Recklessly, he bounces out of Nutmouse Hall and into Rose Cottage - the home of the Mildews. He takes Lucy's doll's house under siege with the help of some toy soldiers and takes a ride on Arthur's train set.

  • 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)"
  • The Darling Buds of May: The Larkin Novels, Volume 1 | H. E. Bates

    The Darling Buds of May: The Larkin Novels, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By H. E. Bates
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    When Cedric Charlton, an unsuspecting tax inspector, arrives at the door of the Pop Larkin farm, he soon forgets the purpose of his visit: The fun-loving Ma and Pop Larkin distract him at every turn with strawberries, cream, alcohol, and their attractive young daughter, Mariette. Well known by the popular TV series starring David Jason and Catherine Zeta-Jones, The Darling Buds of May is the quintessential feel-good country romp.

  • Telling the Story: The Heart and Soul of Successful Leadership | Geoff Mead

    Telling the Story: The Heart and Soul of Successful Leadership

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Geoff Mead
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    How to master the art of narrative leadership? Telling the Story shows how leaders affect our understanding of what is possible and desirable through the stories they tell. It opens a door into the world of narrative leadership: what stories are and how they work, when to tell a story and how to tell one well, and how the language and metaphors we use influence our actions and change how we think about the world.

    harpomark says: "Like watching paint dry."
  • A Breath of French Air: The Larkin Novels, Volume 2 | H. E. Bates

    A Breath of French Air: The Larkin Novels, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By H. E. Bates
    • Narrated By Philip Franks
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    In the second novel in the Pop Larkin series, the Larkin family descends upon Brittany in France. Like fish out of water, they find that things don't quite turn out their way: The weather is less than ideal, the food is awful, and the hotel is in a bad state of repair. But things slowly improve as Pop manages to sweet-talk Mlle Dupont, Angela Snow and her sister, Iris; and Charley and Mariette celebrate their first wedding anniversary. A Breath of French Air is a delightful book full of nostalgia, fun, and frivolity.

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