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    • The Persian Boy

    • A Novel of Alexander the Great
    • By: Mary Renault
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 19 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    The Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander's life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas. Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas is sold as a courtesan to King Darius of Persia, but finds freedom with Alexander the Great after the Macedon army conquers his homeland. Their relationship sustains Alexander as he weathers assassination plots, the demands of two foreign wives, a sometimes mutinous army, and his own ferocious temper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History Brought to Vivid Life

    • By Carol on 02-08-15

    Regular price: $26.85

    • Fire From Heaven

    • A Novel of Alexander the Great
    • By: Mary Renault
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 18 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Alexander's beauty, strength and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for their son's loyalty, teaching Alexander politics and vengeance from the cradle. His love for the youth Hephaistion taught him trust, while Aristotle's tutoring provoked his mind and Homer's Iliad fuelled his aspirations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Renewed Pleasure

    • By James on 01-28-15

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Most Secret

    • By: Nevil Shute
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    It is the Second World War and France has fallen. In their trusty fishing boat, Genevieve, armed with only a flame-thrower and limited ammunition, a small group of officers and men take a stand against the might of the German army. This is classic Shute: a thrilling adventure about the heroism of ordinary men that will keep you on the edge of your seat, cheering them on.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Censored for 3 years

    • By Anniebligh on 02-05-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Funeral Games

    • A Novel of Alexander the Great
    • By: Mary Renault
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-three, leaving behind an empire that stretched from Greece and Egypt to India.After Alexander's death in 323 B.C. his only direct heirs were two unborn sons and a simpleton half-brother. Every long-simmering faction exploded into the vacuum of power. Wives, distant relatives and generals all vied for the loyalty of the increasingly undisciplined Macedonian army. Most failed and were killed in the attempt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Postmortem of an Empire and the Dream that United

    • By James on 02-26-15

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Bergerac and the Moving Fever

    • By: Andrew Saville
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The body of a suspected blackmailer poses a problem for Bergerac. The elderly corpse has been discovered on a deserted Jersey beach. While Bergerac investigates the man’s shady past, the mainland is being threatened by a nationwide programme of IRA assassinations. At first the connection is unclear, but as scarlet fever sweeps through Jersey, Bergerac enlists the help of the doctor to uncover the origins of the epidemic.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Bergerac and the Jersey Rose

    • By: Andrew Saville
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When it comes to his daughter’s school, Bergerac has a lot to learn. Bergerac’s daughter, Kim, is a reluctant pupil in a liberal Jersey school stuffed with the offspring of jet-setting parents. But there’s trouble in store when the headmaster’s wife is assaulted and a member of staff disappears. Asked to investigate by Hungerford, a school governor, Bergerac uncovers a rich seam of corruption, centred on one of the more notorious of the school’s pupils, and shoots to the top of the class.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • The Empress of Ice Cream

    • By: Anthony Capella
    • Narrated by: Clare/ Roger Corbett/ May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    France 1670. Carlo Demirco's mastery of the extraordinary new art of creating ice creams has brought him wealth, women, and a position at the court of Louis XIV. Then Carlo is sent to London, along with Louise de Keroualle, an impoverished lady-in-waiting. The most powerful ministers of two countries have decided that Louise is to be Charles II's new mistress and Carlo must decide where his loyalties lie..?

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Bergerac and the Traitor's Child

    • By: Andrew Saville
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    During the war in occupied Jersey a wealthy Jewish local, Henry Tillersland, was betrayed to the Gestapo. Now the traitor has returned, determined to discover the whereabouts of a missing van Gogh that belonged to Tillersland. To make matters easier, the irreproachable Inspector Crozier is being blackmailed to keep very quiet. Bergerac is one step ahead of the blackmailers but two steps behind the Nazi-hunters who are seeking, in their turn, the Tillersland traitor. And the van Gogh, of course.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Half of the Human Race

    • By: Anthony Quinn
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the sweltering summer of 1911, suffragette Connie Callaway is introduced to Will Maitland, cricketer and rising star of his county. Despite parting on uncertain terms, they are destined to meet again, their lives inextricably entangled. Combining national drama and private tragedy, this is a story of love, sacrifice, suffrage and county cricket, projected against a vivid backdrop of England in an extraordinary age of turmoil and violence.

    Regular price: $23.77

    • The Elephant Keeper

    • By: Christopher Nicholson
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In the middle of the 18th century, a ship docks at Bristol with an extraordinary cargo: two young elephants. Bought by a wealthy landowner, they are taken to his estate in the English countryside. A stable boy, Tom Page, is given the task of caring for them. The Elephant Keeper is Tom's account of his life with the elephants.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loving portrayal of devoted UK elephant & keeper

    • By Leslie Grey McCawley on 12-10-10

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Long Flight Home

    • By: Alan Hlad
    • Narrated by: Roger May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is September 1940, and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around Epping Forest, the home of Susan Shepherd and her grandfather, Bertie. After losing her parents as a child, Susan found comfort in raising homing pigeons. Duchess has proven to be the most extraordinary of all Susan's birds, as the two share a special bond and an unusual curiosity about the world. Thousands of miles away in Buxton, Maine, a young crop-duster pilot named Ollie Evans has decided to travel to Britain to join the Royal Air Force.  

    Regular price: $30.54