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    • The Sword and the Shield

    • By: Christopher Andrew, Vasilli Mitrokhin
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 31 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    This book reveals the most complete picture ever of the KGB and its operations in the United States and Europe. It is based on an extremely top secret archive which details the full extent of its worldwide network. Christopher Andrew is professor of modern and contemporary history and chair of the history department at Cambridge University, a former visiting professor of national security at Harvard, a frequent guest lecturer at other United States universities, and a regular host of BBC radio and TV programs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book on the history of the KGB

    • By Clydene on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Secret World

    • A History of Intelligence
    • By: Christopher Andrew
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer
    • Length: 37 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The history of espionage is far older than any of today's intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. In this audiobook, distinguished historian Christopher Andrew recovers much of the lost intelligence history of the past three millennia - and shows its relevance today. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very detailed and informative.

    • By kucherv on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Sword and the Shield

    • The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB
    • By: Christopher Andrew, Vasili Mitrokhin
    • Narrated by: Charles Stransky
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    In 1992 Vasili Mitrokhin defected to England and brought along an extensive archive of military intelligence from the Soviet Union. A career KGB officer who served as chief archivist for its foreign operations, Vasili Mitrokhin became disillusioned with the Soviet system and its constant repression of dissidents at home and abroad. Determined to preserve the truth, he secretly compiled a detailed record of the agency's worldwide espionage network...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enriching Book Astounishing Reading

    • By Keyvan on 04-26-10

    Regular price: $18.87

    • Ed Reardon's Week: The Complete Third Series

    • By: Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
    • Narrated by: Christopher Douglas, John Fortune, Stephanie Cole
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) - author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger, and master of the abusive email - returns for a third series. In these six episodes, Ed finds his literary juices are flowing after a new commission, and a visit by his father brings thoughts of inheritance to the misanthropic writer’s mind. As well as venting his spleen writing corporate scripts, Ed also uses his skills to update obituaries - and produces a savage profile of an old friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny, but all the series should be sold as 1 book

    • By Diana on 11-09-17

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Defend the Realm

    • The Authorized History of MI5
    • By: Christopher Andrew
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 39 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
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      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    An unprecedented publishing event: to mark the centenary of its foundation, the British Security Service, MI5, has for the first time opened its archives to an independent historian. The book reveals the precise role of the Security Service in 20th-century British history, from its foundation by Captain Kell of the British Army in October 1909, through two world wars, up to and including its present roles in counterespionage and counterterrorism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very throrough and impartial history.

    • By Matthew on 12-01-09

    Regular price: $59.93

    • The Secret World

    • By: Christopher Andrew
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 36 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The history of espionage is far older than any of today's intelligence agencies, yet the long history of intelligence operations has been largely forgotten. The codebreakers at Bletchley Park, the most successful World War II intelligence agency, were completely unaware that their predecessors in earlier moments of national crisis had broken the codes of Napoleon during the Napoleonic wars and those of Spain before the Spanish Armada.

    Regular price: $32.71

    • Ed Reardon's Week: Series 12

    • The BBC Radio Sitcom
    • By: Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
    • Narrated by: Christopher Douglas, full cast, Sally Hawkins, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • 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

    Ed Reardon - hack writer, pipe smoker, fare dodger and master of the abusive email - returns in the radio sitcom, written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Starring Christopher Douglas as Ed with a supporting cast.

    Regular price: $12.78

    • Dream Parlor

    • By: Christopher Andrews
    • Narrated by: Christopher Andrews
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Welcome to the Dream Parlor. You are now entering a world of pure imagination, a realm of lucid dreams. Journey to the summit of your greatest hopes. Explore your most primitive desires. At the Parlor, you can be everything you want. Go anywhere. Do anything. No questions asked. All it costs is your soul.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ed Reardon's Week: Series 10

    • Six episodes of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom
    • By: Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
    • Narrated by: Christopher Douglas, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Christopher Douglas stars as Ed Reardon in the complete series 10 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy series. Ed Reardon - hack writer, pipe smoker, fare dodger and master of the abusive email - returns in the radio sitcom written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Starring Christopher Douglas as Ed, with a supporting cast including Stephanie Cole, Philip Jackson, Alison Steadman, Geoffrey Whitehead and Barunka O'Shaughnessy. Duration: 3 hours approx.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Ed Reardon's Week: Series 8

    • By: Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
    • Narrated by: full cast, Christopher Douglas
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Christopher Douglas stars as Ed Reardon in the complete Series 8 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy series. Ed Reardon - hack writer, pipe smoker, fare-dodger, and master of the abusive email - returns in the radio sitcom, written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. In these six episodes, Ed finds himself enjoying "weekend-ish things"; working with his son Jake on a piece of "genuine" factutainment.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Ed Reardon's Week: Series 9

    • Six episodes of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom
    • By: Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
    • Narrated by: Christopher Douglas, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The complete series nine of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy, starring Christopher Douglas as Ed Reardon. Ed Reardon, ‘the curmudgeon's curmudgeon', leads us through the ups and downs of his week in this ninth series of the award-winning radio sitcom, written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds.

    Regular price: $14.46

    • Ed Reardon's Week: The Complete Seventh Series

    • By: Andrew Nickolds, Christopher Douglas
    • Narrated by: Christopher Douglas, John Fortune, Stephanie Cole, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Radio 4's most curmudgeonly author is back for a new series, complete with his trusty companion Elgar, his pipe and his never ending capacity for scrimping and scraping at whatever scraps his agent, Ping, can offer him to keep body, mind and cat together. In these six episodes, austerity has hit Ed hard. But things may be looking up as Ed starts working with the most disturbingly fresh and mesmerizingly compelling voice of his generation.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Ed Reardon's Week: The Complete Fourth Series

    • By: Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Christopher Douglas, John Fortune, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) - author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email - returns for a fourth series. In these six episodes, Ed surprises the literary world by still being alive and finds romance. He also, finally, comes up with a once-in-a-lifetime idea - but then loses it. And in the last episode, 'Trimarans That Pass in the Night', love is in the air for Ed.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The New Yorker Festival - A Humor Revue

    • By: Andrew Barlow, Noah Baumbach, Andy Borowitz, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew Barlow, Noah Baumbach, Andy Borowitz, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    Humor has been a mainstay of The New Yorker since the magazine's inception in 1925. Harold Ross, The New Yorker's founding editor, characterized his magazine as "a comic weekly", featuring the work of such writers as Dorothy Parker, James Thurber, S.J. Perelman, A.J. Liebling, and Ring Lardner, among the country's greatest literary humorists.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By Jen on 06-01-06

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Ed Reardon's Week: The Complete Sixth Series

    • By: Andrew Nickolds, Christopher Douglas
    • Narrated by: Christopher Douglas, Stephanie Cole, John Fortune, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Series 6 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy starring Christopher Douglas, John Fortune, Stephanie Cole and Sally Hawkins. Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans.In these six episodes, Ed is now a happily-retired author. Not only that but he's well fed, warm and happily ensconced in Berkhamsted's premier accommodation of choice for the financially distressed.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Ed Reardon's Week: The Complete Fifth Series

    • By: Andrew Nikolds, Christopher Douglas
    • Narrated by: Christopher Douglas, Stephanie Cole, John Fortune, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans.In these six episodes, Ed and Mary Potter are in a record breaking second month of partnership 'bliss'. But work isn’t going so well: it’s time for Ed to drag out the old jeans, buy a mobile phone and cut ten years off the CV as the new Head of New Media Development is a genuine 12-year-old.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Ed Reardon's Week: The Complete Second Series

    • By: Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cole, Christopher Douglas, John Fortune, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Here is the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy starring Christopher Douglas, John Fortune and Stephanie Cole. Ed Reardon (Christopher Douglas) – author, pipe smoker, fare-dodger and master of the abusive email – returns for another series. In these six episodes Ed performs at the Berkhamsted Festival of Literature (in a jazz band) writes the links for TV’s Japanese Night (with his own episode of Tenko as the centrepiece), and finds himself in hospital with his beloved laptop.

    Regular price: $15.49