Ian W. Sainsbury
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Ian W. Sainsbury

Born at an early age, Ian W Sainsbury quickly learned to talk about himself in the third person, meaning a career in the arts was all but inevitable. In 1987, he ran away from university to join the circus, playing in a band providing accompaniment for monkeys riding on pigs.

Finding it hard to match such early success, Ian played piano on cruise ships before spending over a decade singing in European piano bars. He also ran (and still does) a choir or two, singing pop stuff in a pub.

The next career move was obvious, and no one was surprised when Ian spent five years as a stand-up comic. He also began writing music and material for ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, including co-writing Zerdin's Vegas show in 2016.

After music, circuses, puppets, comedy and choirs, Ian pooled his earnings to date and was able to buy a palatial two-man tent and a skateboard. It was at this point that he decided the world might be ready for a novel or two.

Since The World Walker appeared on Amazon in 2016, Ian has--to his amazement--found he is one of those people who does what he loves for a living without having to sell a kidney.

He lives in East Anglia with Mrs S, two daughters and a flatulent dog.

Email ianwsainbury@gmail.com, and/or visit ianwsainsbury.com for news, blog posts and to sign up for an occasional newsletter, book news, and some freebies.

(Thanks for reading - I've loved reading all my life, and my ambition is to write the kind of books that readers can get lost in. Ian.)

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Best Sellers

    • The World Walker

    • The World Walker Series, Book 1
    • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
    • Narrated by: Todd Boyce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,515
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423

    Just outside Los Angeles, a prisoner hidden away for 70 years sits up, gets off the bed and disappears through a solid wall....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Stuff

    • By DobieChuck on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Unmaking Engine

    • The World Walker Series, Book 2
    • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
    • Narrated by: Todd Boyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 875
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 807
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 806

    An experiment that began 2.8 billion years ago is about to end....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice potential but ultimately not satisfying

    • By "_dax_" on 07-07-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Seventeenth Year

    • The World Walker, Book 3
    • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
    • Narrated by: Todd Boyce
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396

    Joni, the daughter of World Walker Seb Varden, has never met her father. And the world he left behind has become a dangerous place for the last generation of Manna users....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new beginning to an incredible story.

    • By ByEqualMeasure - julie on 07-14-17

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Halfheroes

    • Halfhero, Book 2
    • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
    • Narrated by: Jonathan McGarrity
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    The world’s only superhero was discovered in 1969. No others were ever found. Until now. With Station destroyed and their friends dead, might Daniel and Abos finally be allowed some peace? Yeah, right....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome series!

    • By ryan on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Children of the Deterrent

    • Halfhero, Book 1
    • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
    • Narrated by: Sam Phillips, Jaimi Barbakoff
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    The new novel by the author of the best-selling The World Walker series....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed

    • By ♡Louise♡ on 02-17-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Unnamed Way

    • The World Walker, Book 4
    • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
    • Narrated by: Todd Boyce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    The fourth book in the best-selling The World Walker series. Does absolute power corrupt absolutely? Maybe Seb Varden is in a good position to find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really well done! Loved the ending!

    • By P. Torney on 08-23-18

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Last of the First

    • Halfhero, Book 3
    • By: Ian W. Sainsbury
    • Narrated by: Jonathan McGarrity
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    The conclusion of the Amazon and Audible best-selling Halfhero series. When The Deterrent comes out of hiding and kidnaps the titans, it triggers the biggest manhunt in history....

    Regular price: $32.71

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