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  • World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War | Max Brooks

    World War Z: The Complete Edition (Movie Tie-in Edition): An Oral History of the Zombie War

    • ABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Max Brooks
    • Narrated By Max Brooks, Alan Alda, John Turturro, and others
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    World War Z: The Complete Edition is a new recording of Max Brooks’ best-selling novel, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, featuring 21 additional Hollywood A-list actors and sci-fi fan favorites performing stories not included in the original edition. New narrators include Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Spiderman star Alfred Molina, The Walking Dead creator Frank Darabont, rapper Common, Firefly star Nathan Fillion, Shaun of the Dead’s Simon Pegg, and members of the casts of Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes and more!

    Kim Venatries says: "A Good Story with an All Star Cast but ABRIDGED"
  • Hapenny Magick | Jennifer Carson

    Hapenny Magick

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jennifer Carson
    • Narrated By Simon Brooks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As the littlest Hapenny, a race of little people, Maewyn Bridgepost spends her days from breakfast to midnight nibble scrubbing the hearth, slopping the pigs, and cooking for her guardian, Gelbane, who never spares a kind word. As if life as a servant isn't bad enough, Mae learns that Gelbane is a troll - and Hapennies are a troll delicacy!

  • Furies: War in Europe, 1450-1700 | Lauro Martines

    Furies: War in Europe, 1450-1700

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lauro Martines
    • Narrated By Simon Brooks
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    During the European Renaissance, an age marked equally by revolutionary thought and constant warfare, it was armies, rather than philosophers, who shaped the modern European nation state. "Mobile cities" of mercenaries and other paid soldiers - made up of astonishingly diverse aggregations of ethnicities and nationalities - marched across the land, looting and savaging enemy territories. In the 15th century, Poland hired German, Spanish, Bohemian, Hungarian, and Scottish soldiers.

    Jessica says: "Narrator needs to go back to grade school"
  • Living Next Door to the God of Love | Justina Robson

    Living Next Door to the God of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Justina Robson
    • Narrated By Simon Brooks
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    Where do you run when a world is out to get you? AIs, Forged beings, superheroes, angels, and worlds that change in the blink of an eye - here is a richly imagined tale of ordinary redemption in an extraordinary world from one of the most provocative writers working today... Francine is a young runaway looking to find a definition of love she can trust. In Sankhara, she finds a palace where rooms are made of bone, flowers, and the hearts of heroes. She finds a scientist mapping the territory of the human mind. She finds a boyfriend.

    Joyce M. says: "schizophrenia without the mix"
  • The Adventure of the Field-Theorems | Vonda N. McIntyre

    The Adventure of the Field-Theorems

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 16 mins)
    • By Vonda N. McIntyre
    • Narrated By Simon Brooks
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    In which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle hires Mr Sherlock Holmes to investigate crop circles, and Dr Watson demonstrates to Mr Holmes the usefulness of astronomy.

    dak in California says: "Excellent short story"
  • Richard the Lionheart - England's Crusader King: Just the Facts, Book 1 | Alison Hardwick

    Richard the Lionheart - England's Crusader King: Just the Facts, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Alison Hardwick
    • Narrated By Simon Brooks
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    Richard the Lionheart remains one of England's most famous kings. His statue stands proudly outside the Houses of Parliament, yet who was Richard? Was there more to him than we see depicted in modern media - the great, missing king from the Robin Hood films who was always having his throne threated by his younger brother John! Or was Richard not worthy of the legend that seems to have been built up around his name?

  • Crik | Mr Karl R Beer

    Crik

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mr Karl R Beer
    • Narrated By Simon Brooks
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    Deep within Crik Wood is a village in which every person has a unique ability called a "Talent". The mayor can talk to insects, a girl can disappear in a cloud of smoke, and a young boy called Jack has a living shadow. One thunderous night, Jack discovers the horrifying secret buried at the heart of his village. Thrown into an adventure filled with danger and discovery, Jack is faced with the question: "What would you do if your closest friend was your greatest enemy?" For Jack, that someone is his shadow.

    Gary Price says: "What A Masterful Piece Of Work"
  • By Night Under the Stone Bridge: A Novel | Leo Perutz

    By Night Under the Stone Bridge: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Leo Perutz
    • Narrated By Simon Brooks
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    First published in 1953, this magical historical novel ostensibly describes the series of events which led to Bohemia's defeat by Austria at the Battle of the White Mountain, in the 16th century. But the Czech emigre author was probably inspired by the events of the Holocaust, so expertly does he re-create the uneasy alliances of Prague's Jewish and Catholic communities. While riding in the woods, Emperor Rudolf II, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, comes upon two men counting money destined for a member of the "persecuted race", Mordechai Meisl.

    A. Oehme says: "Terrible reading - every single name mispronounced"
  • Henry VIII: About the Throne the Thunder Rolls, Just the Facts | Alison Hardwick

    Henry VIII: About the Throne the Thunder Rolls, Just the Facts

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Alison Hardwick
    • Narrated By Simon Brooks
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    Henry VIII was not born to be king. His birth was treated as an insignificant event and his early years were not filled with the kingly tutorship that his elder brother, Arthur, experienced. Popular myth states that as the second son he was destined to be the Archbishop of Canterbury! At his birth his father was not fully secure on the throne of England. This was a throne that had a habit of changing hands on an alarmingly regular basis, normally with foul means involved.

  • Star Wartz | Patrick Tilley

    Star Wartz

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Patrick Tilley
    • Narrated By Simon Brooks
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    Andrew is transported to another galaxy where the inhabitants are over six foot tall and live for 600 years. A mind transplant transforms him into Daniel for a while as he tracks down Daniel's killers and establishes Daniel's brother in his place.

  • A Faithful Man | Robert Elkin

    A Faithful Man

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 21 mins)
    • By Robert Elkin
    • Narrated By Simon Brooks
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    What if everything you believe in suddenly turned its back on you? Set in a cattle car on a train bound for a death camp during the Holocaust, A Faithful Man chronicles the journey of Gershon, poet and religious Jew, who knows all too well what awaits him. As the train trudges closer and closer to its destination, Gershon’s prayers turn into soliloquies against a seemingly indifferent God, while the antagonistic Angel of Death licks his chops and tries to convince the poet that life is but a joke played on the living. Despite his disillusionment, Gershon must fight to keep his faith from dissolving in the face of unspeakable horror.

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