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  • The Snowman | Jo Nesbø

    The Snowman

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother - and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn....

    Anita says: "many layered thriller"
  • Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird | Tim Birkhead

    Bird Sense: What It's Like to Be a Bird

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Tim Birkhead
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing the senses of birds that enable them to interpret their environment and to interact with each other.

    Chris says: "Fascinating facts about birds"
  • A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 | G. J. Meyer

    A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed 20 million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than 90 years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent Overview of the "Overshadowed" War"
  • The Redbreast | Jo Nesbø

    The Redbreast

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is 1944: Daniel, a soldier, legendary among the Norwegians fighting the advance of Bolshevism on the Russian front, is killed. Two years later, a wounded soldier wakes up in a Vienna hospital. He becomes involved with a young nurse, the consequences of which will ripple forward to the turn of the next century. In 1999, Harry Hole, alone again after having caused an embarrassment in the line of duty, has been promoted to inspector and is lumbered with surveillance duties. He is assigned the task of monitoring neo-Nazi activities....

    Joe says: "Different For Nesbo, But Still Great"
  • The Tudors | G. J. Meyer

    The Tudors

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (368)
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    (279)
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    For the first time in decades, here, in a single volume, is a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer reveals the flesh-and-bone reality in all its wild excess.

    Linda Lou says: "OUTSTANDING!"
  • The Devil's Star | Jo Nesbø

    The Devil's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star - a pentagram, the devil’s star. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work. A wave of similar murders is on the horizon....

    Amazon Customer says: "New Steig Larsson? Hah! The new Raymond Chandler!"
  • C. S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet | Alister E. McGrath

    C. S. Lewis - A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alister E. McGrath
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    In honor of the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis' death, celebrated Oxford don Dr. Alister McGrath presents us with a compelling and definitive portrait of the life of C. S. Lewis, the author of the well-known Narnia series. For more than half a century, C. S. Lewis’ Narnia series has captured the imaginations of millions. In C. S. Lewis - A Life, Dr. Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely path of this Oxford don, who spent his days teaching English literature to the brightest students in the world and his spare time writing.

    Jacobus says: "Accessible, informative, but not too critical!"
  • Phantom | Jo Nesbø

    Phantom

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Harry left Oslo again for Hong Kong - fleeing the traumas of life as a cop - he thought he was there for good. But then the unthinkable happened. The son of the woman he loved, lost, and still loves is arrested for murder: Oleg, the boy Harry helped raise but couldn't help deserting when he fled. Harry has come back to prove that Oleg is not a killer. Barred from rejoining the police force, he sets out on a solitary, increasingly dangerous investigation that takes him deep into the world of the most virulent drug to ever hit the streets.

    Steven says: "Darker and Darker"
  • The Leopard: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 8 | Jo Nesbø,Don Bartlett (translator)

    The Leopard: A Harry Hole Novel, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett (translator)
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer? The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn't want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway - his father is dying - Harry's buried instincts begin to take over. Then a female MP is discovered brutally murdered.

    Glenna H. says: "A Tough Listen, an Irresistible Series"
  • Exploration Fawcett: Journey to the Lost City of Z | P. H. Fawcett

    Exploration Fawcett: Journey to the Lost City of Z

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By P. H. Fawcett
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    (44)
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    This is the true story of the real Colonel Fawcett, whose life was the inspiration for the best-selling book The Lost City of Z and an upcoming movie starring Brad Pitt. A thrilling account, it tells of Colonel Fawcett and his mysterious disappearance in the Amazon jungle, which is now considered one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.

    Belinda C. says: "Rather academic, but fascinating."
  • The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot | Robert Macfarlane

    The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual. Told in Macfarlane’s distinctive voice, The Old Ways folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology, and literature.

    chris says: "A perfect pairing of prose and narrator"
  • The Tiger's Wife: A Novel | Tea Obreht

    The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tea Obreht
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden, Robin Sachs
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    In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards. Secrets hidden in the landscape itself.

    Michele Kellett says: "Not entirely hype"
  • Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia | Michael Korda

    Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

    • ABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Michael Korda
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    Michael Korda's Hero is the story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth, and gripping biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile, including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes, made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia".

    Ron L. Caldwell says: "Excellent book and narration"
  • The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Mystery | Henning Mankell,Laurie Thompson (translator)

    The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson (translator)
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    Håkan von Enke, a retired naval officer, disappears during a walk in a forest near Stockholm. Wallander is not officially involved in the investigation, but he is personally affected—von Enke is his daughter’s father-in-law—and Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility. He is confounded by the information he uncovers, which hints at elaborate Cold War espionage.

    Brendan says: ""Somebody is not telling me the truth ...""
  • The American Civil War: A Military History | John Keegan

    The American Civil War: A Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Keegan
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    For the past half century, John Keegan, the greatest military historian of our time, has been returning to the scenes of America's most bloody and wrenching war to ponder its lingering conundrums: the continuation of fighting for four years between such vastly mismatched sides; the dogged persistence of ill-trained, ill-equipped, and often malnourished combatants; the effective absence of decisive battles among some two to three hundred known to us by name.

    margot says: "A Novel Approach (As Opposed to Novelistic)"
  • Johannes Cabal the Detective | Jonathan L. Howard

    Johannes Cabal the Detective

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jonathan L. Howard
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    (477)
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    In this genre-twisting novel, infamous necromancer Johannes Cabal, after beating the Devil and being reunited with his soul, leads us on another raucous journey in a little-known corner of the world. This time he’s on the run from the local government.

    Ambrose says: "A Decent Successor to the First"
  • Winston's War: Churchill, 1940-1945 | Max Hastings

    Winston's War: Churchill, 1940-1945

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Max Hastings
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    (97)
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    A vivid and incisive portrait of Winston Churchill during wartime from acclaimed historian Max Hastings, Winston's War captures the full range of Churchills endlessly fascinating character. At once brilliant and infuriating, self-important and courageous, Hastings' Churchill comes brashly to life as never before.

    Charles Fred Smith says: "A Definitive History of Winston's War"
  • Lightspeed Year One: From the Hugo Award Nominated Magazine | Orson Scott Card,Joe Haldeman,Nancy Kress,Ursula Le Guin,Jack McDevitt,Robert Reed,Catherynne Valente,Carrie Vaughn

    Lightspeed Year One: From the Hugo Award Nominated Magazine

    • ABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, and others
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer, Emily Card, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
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    (88)
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    (81)
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    Lightspeed is the critically acclaimed, online science fiction magazine edited by best-selling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Each month at lightspeedmagazine.com, top authors and brilliant new voices alike span the genre’s full spectrum, from near-future sociological science fiction, to star-spanning hard science fiction, and everything in between. This audiobook contains all the podcasts from Lightspeed's first Hugo-nominated year, performed by a host of star narrators.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "23 out of 24 Stories, Say The Future is Bleak"
  • The Last Werewolf | Glen Duncan

    The Last Werewolf

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Glen Duncan
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (487)
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    Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but otherwise in the pink of health. The nonstop sex and exercise he’s still getting probably contribute to that, as does his diet: unusual amounts of flesh and blood (at least some from friends and relatives). Jake, of course, is a werewolf, and with the death of his colleague he has now become the only one of his kind.

    Mel says: "The Ennui of a Naughty Dog"
  • Acquired Tastes | Peter Mayle

    Acquired Tastes

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Peter Mayle
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    (9)
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    (9)

    Acquired Tastes is a celebration of life's extravagances. It explores an aspect of human nature that, although dormant in hard economic times, is capable of erupting with the hint of good fortune and the drop of a credit card. It samples the luxuries of Havana cigars, Parisian hotels, bespoke London tailoring, and handmade shoes; discusses the proper color for a stretch limousine; and weighs the cost versus the pleasure of keeping a mistress.

    CZ says: "Loved every bit"
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