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Rupert Degas

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  • Metro 2033 | Dmitry Glukhovsky

    Metro 2033

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Dmitry Glukhovsky
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth....

    David says: "Mutants on the metro!"
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel | Haruki Murakami

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat.... Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo. As these searches intersect, Okada encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent yet mediagenic politician; a cheerfully morbid 16-year-old-girl; and an aging war veteran who has been permanently changed by the hideous things he witnessed during Japan's forgotten campaign in Manchuria.

    Ursula says: "Loved the narration!"
  • Metro 2034 | Dmitry Glukhovsky

    Metro 2034

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Dmitry Glukhovsky
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
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    The Metro books have put Dmitry Glukhovsky in the vanguard of Russian speculative fiction alongside the creator of Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko. A year after the events of Metro 2033, the last few survivors of the apocalypse, surrounded by mutants and monsters, face a terrifying new danger as they hang on for survival in the tunnels of the Moscow Metro. Featuring blistering action, vivid and tough characters, claustrophobic tension and dark satire, the Metro books have become bestsellers across Europe.

    Per Jennische says: "An average follow up to the splendid 2033"
  • The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1 | Patrick Rothfuss

    The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
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    I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. My name is Kvothe.You may have heard of me.

    Paora says: "Amaising Book, Amaising Performance"
  • The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2 | Patrick Rothfuss

    The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Patrick Rothfuss
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
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    Sequel to the extraordinary The Name of The Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear is the second instalment of this superb fantasy trilogy from Patrick Rothfuss. This is the most exciting fantasy series since George R. R. Martin's A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, and a must for all fans of HBO's GAME OF THRONES.

    Vira says: "2nd in Series, still Excellent"
  • Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience | Henry David Thoreau

    Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Henry David Thoreau
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake of Walden he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect – while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged Walden, one of the great classics of American literature.

    Tommy says: "Brilliant"
  • A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel | Haruki Murakami

    A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
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    A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami's international reputation.

    It begins simply enough: A 20-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company's advertisement. What he doesn't realize is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: Find the sheep or face dire consequences.

    Frank says: "...narration like Frank Muller and David Lynch..."
  • Private London | James Patterson,Mark Pearson

    Private London

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Mark Pearson
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private--the world's most exclusive detective agency--saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can't flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again.

    Wendy says: "I fell in love with the character."
  • Jupiter's Travels | Ted Simon

    Jupiter's Travels

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ted Simon
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas, Ted Simon
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    On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger and a curiosity

    Joseph says: "Eloquently Written ~ Exquisitely Told"
  • Metro 2033 | Dmitry Glukhovsky

    Metro 2033

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Dmitry Glukhovsky
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
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    The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms.

    Morad says: "Read it while playing the game!"
  • Skulduggery Pleasant | Derek Landy

    Skulduggery Pleasant

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: ace detective, snappy dresser, razor-tongued wit, crackerjack sorcerer, and walking, talking, fire-throwing skeleton, as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgely, a very unusual and darkly talented 12-year-old. These two alone stand in the way of an all-consuming ancient evil.

    Keith says: "This is more than a 5star book"
  • Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire | Derek Landy

    Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Derek Landy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: ace detective...snappy dresser...razor-tongued wit...crackerjack sorcerer...and walking, talking, fire-throwing skeleton...as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgley, a very unusual and darkly talented 12-year-old. These two alone must defeat an all-consuming ancient evil. The end of the world? Over his dead body.

    Mark says: "Well written, fast paced ... but extremely violent"
  • The Elephant Vanishes: Stories | Haruki Murakami,Alfred Birnbaum (translator),Jay Rubin (translator)

    The Elephant Vanishes: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami, Alfred Birnbaum (translator), Jay Rubin (translator)
    • Narrated By Teresa Gallagher, John Chancer, Walter Lewis, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (39)
    Story
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    With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard.

  • The Insect Farm | Stuart Prebble

    The Insect Farm

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Stuart Prebble
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
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    Each of the Maguire brothers has his own driving, single-minded obsession. For Jonathan it is his magnificent, talented, and desirable wife, Harriet. For Roger it is the elaborate universe he has constructed in a shed in their parents' garden, populated by millions of tiny insects. While Jonathan's pursuit of Harriet leads him to feelings of jealousy and anguish, Roger's immersion in the world he has created reveals a capability and talent that are absent from his everyday life.

    Janice says: "Darkly Heartbreaking"
  • Those in Peril | Wilbur Smith

    Those in Peril

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Hazel Bannock is heir to the Bannock Oil Corporation, one of the major global oil producers. While cruising the Indian Ocean, her yacht is hijacked by Somalian pirates and her nineteen-year-old daughter, Cayla, kidnapped. The pirates demand a crippling 20-billion-dollar ransom for her release, and complicated political and diplomatic sensitivities render the major powers incapable of intervening.

    John Whytock says: "Swashbuckling Smith gets raunchy in his old age"
  • After the Quake: Stories | Haruki Murakami

    After the Quake: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas, Teresa Gallagher, Adam Sims
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (54)
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    Story
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    The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman.

  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle | Haruki Murakami

    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Toru Okada is going through a difficult time. He is without a job, his cat has disappeared, and his wife is behaving strangely. Into this unbalanced world comes a variety of curious characters, a young girl sunbathing in a nearby garden; sisters who are very peculiar indeed; an old war veteran with a violent, disturbing story. Okada retreats to a deep well in a nearby house. And the story unfolds.

    Shelley says: "Bizarre"
  • Trackers | Deon Meyer

    Trackers

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Deon Meyer
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin, Rupert Degas, Sandra Duncan
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    A housewife running from years of domestic abuse. A bodyguard hired to escort a smuggled rhinoceros. A group of Islamic terrorists based in a quiet residential street. A secret government agency threatened with amalgamation within a bigger department. A retired policeman trying to get used to his new career in the private sector.

    Lia says: "Disjointed"
  • A Wild Sheep Chase | Haruki Murakami

    A Wild Sheep Chase

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (184)

    A Wild Sheep Chase is one of Murakami's most fantastical novels. An advertising executive, infatuated with a girl who possesses the most perfect ears (an erotic charge for him) uses a picture of a sheep with a star on its back. This catapults him into a weird adventure to find the mythical sheep up in the wilds of Hokkaido, Japan's northern island. There are strange encounters, a hotel with an extra disappearing floor, and other oddities.

    Louise says: "Counseling Needed"
  • Don't Choke: A Champion's Guide to Winning Under Pressure | Gary Player

    Don't Choke: A Champion's Guide to Winning Under Pressure

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Gary Player
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Gary Player is one of golf’s greatest champions. As one of the "Big Three" of golf’s golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he helped launch golf as a major international sport. He sits fourth on the list of most major victories on the PGA Tour and built a reputation of being fearless on the course and steely on the greens. Don’t Choke is his look at what it takes to achieve success when the pressure is on. Player explains how and why he became a champion and what it takes to win in big-time golf, but he also explains how learning to cope in pressure situations can help anyone.

    debra says: "Holy Smokes - What a FANTASTIC book!"
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