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  • The Panama Papers: How the World's Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money | Frederik Obermaier,Bastian Obermayer

    The Panama Papers: How the World's Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Frederik Obermaier, Bastian Obermayer
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    Late one evening investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels he then receives documents showing a mysterious bank transfer for $500 million in gold. This is just the beginning. Obermayer and fellow Süddeutsche Zeitung journalist Frederik Obermaier find themselves immersed in a secret world where complex networks of shell companies help to hide people who don't want to be found.

  • Mr. Rochester | Sarah Shoemaker

    Mr. Rochester

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Sarah Shoemaker
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    For 170 years Edward Fairfax Rochester has stood as one of literature's most romantic, most complex, and most mysterious heroes. Sometimes haughty, sometimes tender - professing his love for Jane Eyre in one breath and denying it in the next - Mr. Rochester has for generations mesmerized, beguiled, and, yes, baffled fans of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece. But his own story has never been told.

  • The Churchill Factor: How One Man Changed History | Boris Johnson

    The Churchill Factor: How One Man Changed History

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Boris Johnson
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    On the 50th anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion - a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity.

  • Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life | Adam Phillips

    Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Adam Phillips
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    We all have two lives - the life we live and the life of our fantasies. But it is the life unlived - the person we have failed to be - that can trouble and even haunt us. In Missing Out acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips delves into the gap between who we are and who we are not, to discover whether not getting what we want may be the unlikely key to the fully lived life. Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst and the author of several previous books, all widely acclaimed.

  • The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History | Boris Johnson

    The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Boris Johnson
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    The point of The Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century.

  • My Outdoor Life | Ray Mears

    My Outdoor Life

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Ray Mears
    • Narrated By Ray Mears, Simon Shepherd
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    Ray Mears is a household name through his television series Tracks, World of Survival, Bushcraft Survival, The Real Heroes of Telemark, and many more.

    He is a private individual who shuns publicity whenever possible and would prefer to let his many skills tell their own tale - until now. In My Outdoor Life, Ray tells of his childhood and the formative years when he first developed a passion for both bushcraft and the martial arts skills that are central to his life.

  • On the Map | Simon Garfield

    On the Map

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Simon Garfield
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. His compelling narratives range from the quest to create the perfect globe to the challenges of mapping Africa and Antarctica, from spellbinding treasure maps to the naming of America, from Ordnance Survey to the mapping of Monopoly and Skyrim and from rare map dealers to cartographic frauds.

  • The Healer | Antti Tuomainen,Lola Rogers (translator)

    The Healer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Antti Tuomainen, Lola Rogers (translator)
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    Helsinki is battling ruthless climate catastrophe. Tapani Lehtinen, a struggling poet, is among the few still willing to live in the city. When Tapani’s wife, Johanna, a journalist, goes missing, he embarks on a frantic hunt for her. Johanna’s disappearance seems to be connected to a story she was researching about a serial killer known as "The Healer". Determined to find Johanna, Tapani’s search leads him to uncover secrets from her past - secrets that connect her to the very murders she was investigating.

  • Stalin's Englishman | Andrew Lownie

    Stalin's Englishman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Andrew Lownie
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    Guy Burgess is the most important, complex and fascinating of 'The Cambridge Spies' - the group of British men recruited to pass intelligence to the Soviets during World War Two and the Cold War. Burgess' story takes us from his student days in 1930s Cambridge, where he was first approached by Soviet scouts, through his daring infiltration of the BBC and the British government to his final escape to Russia and lonely, tragic-comic exile there.

  • The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers | Jocelyn Davis

    The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jocelyn Davis
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    From Plato to Plutarch, Shakespeare to Churchill, Machiavelli to Melville, Jane Austen to Carl Jung, Pericles to Peter Drucker and many more - here are the best leadership ideas of the past 25 centuries. You don't need a big title or a business degree in order to lead with impact. What you need is practical wisdom: the insight, judgment and strength of character that all great leaders have but that most business schools and corporate workshops don't teach.

  • The Elements of Eloquence | Mark Forsyth

    The Elements of Eloquence

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the best-selling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase - such as 'Tiger, Tiger, burning bright', or 'To be or not to be' - memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and witty style he takes apart famous lines and shows how you, too, can write like Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde.

  • Horowitz Horror | Anthony Horowitz

    Horowitz Horror

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    Welcome to a world where everything seems normal. At least, at first. But the sinister and truly terrifying lurk just beneath the surface. Like a bathtub with a history so haunted, no one dares get in it ... or an ordinary-looking camera that does unspeakable things to its subjects ... or a mysterious computer game that has terrible consequences if you lose ...

  • The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes | Gerard Kelly

    The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Gerard Kelly
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    This compilation, comprising a Baker's (Street) Dozen of his adventures, re-creates the gas-lit, fog-enshrouded world of Victorian London as once more Sherlock Holmes urges, 'Come, Watson, the game is afoot!'

  • More Horowitz Horror | Anthony Horowitz

    More Horowitz Horror

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Anthony Horowitz
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    Enter the dark and scary world of Horowitz Horror, and expect the unexpected! It's a world where everything might seem pretty normal. But the weird, the surprising and the truly terrifying are lurking just out of sight. Like a hitchhiker who isn't quite all he seems, a spooky cottage with a grisly secret and a mobile phone that lets you contact the dead! Each story has a shocking sting in the tale... Warning: Not for the nervous or frail!

  • The Dead of Summer | Mari Jungstedt

    The Dead of Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Mari Jungstedt
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    Mari Jungstedt’s compelling series of novels featuring Inspector Anders Knutas continues to go from strength to strength with, The Dead of Summer, the fifth crime adventure set on the island of Gotland. Her trademark combination of rich characterisation, taut crime plots and the continuing unfolding drama of her series characters’ lives add up to a mix that rivals Henning Mankell’s Wallander series.

  • The Papers of Sherlock Holmes: Volume 1 | David Marcum

    The Papers of Sherlock Holmes: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By David Marcum
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    Spanning events over thirty years, Volume I of The Papers of Sherlock Holmes relates narratives of Holmes and Watson's days in Baker Street, as well as particulars of Holmes's supposed retirement. Follow along as The Master and his Boswell travel from the streets of London to the Kent countryside, to Oxford and Sussex. Written in traditional canonical style, these stories provide fresh details of Holmes's world. Join us as we climb the seventeen steps to the Baker Street sitting room, where Holmes and Watson prepare to begin their next adventure. The game is afoot!

  • The Secret Journal of Dr Watson | Phil Growick

    The Secret Journal of Dr Watson

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Phil Growick
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    On the most secret and dangerous assignment of their lives, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are sent into the newborn Soviet Union to rescue the Romanovs: Nicholas and Alexandra and their innocent children. Will Holmes and Watson be able to change history? Will they even be able to survive?

  • The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language | Mark Forsyth

    The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    A quirky, entertaining and thought-provoking tour of the unexpected connections between words, read by Simon Shepherd. What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words.

  • The Killer's Art | Mari Jungstedt

    The Killer's Art

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Mari Jungstedt
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    It is a cold wintry morning in the picturesque port town of Visby when art dealer Egon Wallin's battered and naked body is found hanging from a gate in the town's old city walls. His was a very public death, but who killed him and why? As Inspector Knutas begins his investigation, Egon's secrets quickly begin to come to the surface. He died on the eve of leaving his wife. Is his death a spurned lover's revenge? And when a painting by a new cause-célèbre artist is stolen from his gallery, more questions are raised.

  • Dark Angel | Mari Jungstedt

    Dark Angel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Mari Jungstedt
    • Narrated By Simon Shepherd
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    Inspector Anders Knutas is back in the sixth instalment of Mari Jungstedt's dark and compelling series of crime novels, set on the island of Gotland. This crime adventure builds on the already strong series, which combines chilling atmosphere, razor sharp plot twists and a brilliant cast of subtly crafted characters. In The Dark Angel, Jungstedt's writing is as thrilling and poignant as ever, ensuring that Knutas will continue to have the reader gripped from start to finish.

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