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  • The Name of the Rose | Umberto Eco

    The Name of the Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Umberto Eco
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, Nicholas Rowe, Neville Jason
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (757)
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    (761)

    The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity.

    Ryan says: "The meaning of the mystery & mystery of meaning"
  • Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami

    Kafka on the Shore

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1114)
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    (1018)
    Story
    (1012)

    With Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami gives us a novel every bit as ambitious and expansive as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which has been acclaimed both here and around the world for its uncommon ambition and achievement, and whose still-growing popularity suggests that it will be read and admired for decades to come.

    Dr. Curmudgeon says: "What's better than Murakami? More Murakami"
  • The Thirst: Harry Hole, Book 11 | Jo Nesbo

    The Thirst: Harry Hole, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (5)
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    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A woman is found murdered after an Internet date. The marks left on her body show the police that they are dealing with a particularly vicious killer. Under pressure from the media to find the murderer, the force know there's only one man for the job. But Harry Hole is reluctant to return to the place that almost took everything from him. Until he starts to suspect a connection between this killing and his one failed case.

    Stephen says: "Dark side of the thirst."
  • War Cry: A Courtney Family Novel | Wilbur Smith,David Churchill

    War Cry: A Courtney Family Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs)
    • By Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    As a member of the remarkable Courtney family, Leon Courtney knows how quickly fortunes can be won and lost. Over the course of more than two centuries, generations of his family have risen and fallen with the tides of history. Leon, too, has experienced his own share of triumph and pain. In the wake of his beloved wife's death, the renowned big-game hunter is raising his young daughter, Saffron, alone in colonial Kenya.

    David says: "Wilbur at his best"
  • Bleak House | Charles Dickens

    Bleak House

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, Teresa Gallagher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (588)
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    (526)
    Story
    (525)

    A complex plot of love and inheritance is set against the English legal system of the mid-19th century. As the case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce drags on, it becomes an obsession to everyone involved. And the issue on an inheritance ultimately becomes a question of murder.

    KTMak says: "WONDERFUL NARRATIONS!"
  • The Second World War | Antony Beevor

    The Second World War

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Antony Beevor
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (492)
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    (433)
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    Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of World War II. His multi-award winning books have included Stalingrad and The Fall of Berlin 1945. Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, The Second World War. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on World War II.

    DJM says: "It Fills in Gaps I Didn't Know Existed"
  • Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources | Martin Lings

    Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Martin Lings
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (258)
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    (204)
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    This excellent audiobook is the first of its kind and has been selected by a number of organizations as a worthy introduction to the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), including Muslim Welfare House, London, and the Muslim Council of Britain.

    Redmond says: "Beautiful Account of the Life of Prophet Muhammad."
  • Waiting for Godot | Samuel Beckett

    Waiting for Godot

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Samuel Beckett
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, David Burke, Terence Rigby, and others
    Overall
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    (196)
    Story
    (199)

    There is now no doubt that not only is Waiting for Godot the outstanding play of the 20th century, but it is also Samuel Beckett's masterpiece. Yet it is both a popular text to be studied at school and an enigma. The scene is a country road. There is a solitary tree. It is evening. Two tramp-like figures, Vladimir and Estragon, exchange words. Pull off boots. Munch a root vegetable. Two other curious characters enter. And a boy. Time passes. It is all strange yet familiar.

    Gene says: "Godot is here"
  • The Fall of Berlin 1945 | Antony Beevor

    The Fall of Berlin 1945

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Antony Beevor
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (149)
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    (146)

    The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Third Reich in January 1945. Frenzied by their terrible experiences with Wehrmacht and SS brutality, they wreaked havoc - tanks crushing refugee columns, mass rape, pillage, and unimaginable destruction. Hundreds of thousands of women and children froze to death or were massacred; more than seven million fled westward from the fury of the Red Army. It was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known.

    Salui says: "Engrossing"
  • Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami

    Kafka on the Shore

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Haruki Murakami
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, Oliver Le Sueur
    Overall
    (1866)
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    (1146)
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    (1144)

    Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. Kafka Tamura runs away from home at 15, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy. The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down.

    Mel says: "Brilliant Meandering--what was in those brownies.."
  • Julius Caesar | William Shakespeare

    Julius Caesar

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By William Shakespeare
    • Narrated By Andrew Buchan, Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Julius Caesar is one of Shakespeare’s most compelling Roman plays. The plot against Caesar and the infamous assassination scene make for unforgettable listening. Brutus, the true protagonist of the play, is mesmerizing in his psychological state of anguish, forced to choose between the bonds of friendship and his desire for patriotic justice.

    David says: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars"
  • All That Man Is | David Szalay

    All That Man Is

    • ORIGINAL (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Szalay
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett, Mark Meadows, Huw Parmenter
    Overall
    (35)
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    (33)
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    (32)

    Nine men. Each of them at a different stage in life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving - in the suburbs of Prague, in an overdeveloped Alpine village, beside a Belgian motorway, in a dingy Cyprus hotel - to understand what it means to be alive here and now. Tracing a dramatic arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, the ostensibly separate narratives of All That Man Is aggregate into a picture of a single shared existence.

    Lee C. Bendig says: "Boring"
  • The Bat: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1 | Jo Nesbo

    The Bat: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (1122)
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    (966)
    Story
    (956)

    Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Probably the best of this remarkable series."
  • Marlborough: His Life and Times | Winston Churchill

    Marlborough: His Life and Times

    • UNABRIDGED (81 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Winston Churchill
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (63)
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    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough (1644-1722), was one of the greatest military commanders and statesmen in the history of England. Victorious in the Battles of Blenheim (1704) and Ramillies (1706) and countless other campaigns, Marlborough, whose political intrigues were almost as legendary as his military skill, never fought a battle he didn't win. Marlborough also bequeathed the world another great British military strategist and diplomat, his descendant, Winston S. Churchill.

    Elizabeth says: "Long, but what a story!"
  • War Cry | Wilbur Smith,David Churchill

    War Cry

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Wilbur Smith, David Churchill
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    (1)
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    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In a triumphant return to his much-loved Courtney series, Wilbur Smith introduces us to the bravest new member of the famed family, Saffron Courtney. Saffron grows up on a sprawling Kenyan estate, under the watchful eye of her father, prominent businessman and distinguished war veteran Leon Courtney. Her childhood is idyllic until a family tragedy forces her to grow up much faster than necessary. As she grows into a spirited teenager, her thirst for knowledge and adventure leads her to England.

  • Martin Chuzzlewit | Charles Dickens

    Martin Chuzzlewit

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
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    (157)
    Story
    (152)

    The Chuzzlewits are a family divided by money and selfishness; even young Martin, the eponymous hero, is arrogant and self-centred. He offends his grandfather by falling in love with the latter’s ward, Mary, and sets out to make his own fortune in life, travelling as far as America - which produces from Dickens a savage satire on a new world tainted with the vices of the old. Martin’s nature slowly changes through his bitter experience of life and his enduring love for Mary.

    Deborah says: "It's worth the wait"
  • Bleed for Me | Michael Robotham

    Bleed for Me

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael Robotham
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (507)
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    (451)
    Story
    (445)

    A teenage girl - Sienna, a troubled friend of his daughter - comes to Joe O'Loughlin's door one night. She is terrorized, incoherent-and covered in blood. The police find Sienna's father, a celebrated former cop, murdered in the home he shared with Sienna. Tests confirm that it's his blood on Sienna. She says she remembers nothing....

    Beverly says: "Outstanding Thriller"
  • The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 | Antony Beevor

    The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Antony Beevor
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (109)

    Antony Beevor has written a completely updated and revised account of one of the most bitter and hard-fought wars of the 20th century. With new material gleaned from Russian archives and numerous other sources, this brisk and accessible audiobook (Spain's number-one best seller for 12 weeks) provides a balanced and penetrating perspective, explaining the tensions that led to this terrible overture to World War II and affording new insights into the war - its causes, course, and consequences.

    CS Lewis says: "terrible performance "
  • Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge | Antony Beevor

    Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Antony Beevor
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (199)
    Performance
    (177)
    Story
    (175)

    On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his "last gamble" in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium, believing he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp and forcing the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back.

    Reed says: "Beevor excellent as always"
  • Faust | Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Faust

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Narrated By Samuel West, Auriol Smith, Derek Jacobi, and others
    Overall
    (189)
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    (164)
    Story
    (163)

    Faust is one of the pillars of Western literature. This classic drama presents the story of the scholar Faust, tempted into a contract with the Devil in return for a life of sensuality and power. Enjoyment rules, until Faust’s emotions are stirred by a meeting with Gretchen, and the tragic outcome brings Part 1 to an end. Part 2, written much later in Goethe’s life, places his eponymous hero in a variety of unexpected circumstances, causing him to reflect on humanity and its attitudes to life and death.

    Kyle says: "Mixed Feelings"
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