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    • Invader: Death Beach

    • Invader Novella Series, Book 1
    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    The invasion of Britannia has been bloody and relentless, and still the barbaric islanders have not been fully conquered. With winter fast approaching, they face a new threat: ferocious native warriors launching coordinated attacks from their secret base on the Isle of Vectis. In response, the new legate announces a plan to invade Vectis and rout the enemy in what he expects to be a speedy and successful mission. But Horatius Figulus, a junior officer with local knowledge of the enemy, doubts the invasion will be so straightforward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Top-notch entertainment

    • By Amara on 09-08-18

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Arena: Revenge

    • Roman Arena, Part 4
    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The opening day of the Games in Rome is a time for celebration in honour of the new Emperor. But for Marcus Valerius Pavo, a young military tribune fallen from grace, only despair awaits. Along with former mentor Optio Macro, Pavo must fight for his life in a ferocious beast hunt. Battling against lions and bears, he'll have to use all his wits to survive as well as the help of a hated former rival. But when Pavo achieves a stunning victory, his reward is to be condemned to death in a chaotic free-for-all. Now the young gladiator faces a race against time to triumph over the odds....

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Invader: Blood Enemy

    • Invader Novella Series, Book 2
    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Britannia is a nightmare campaign setting for the brave soldiers of the Second Legion. Horatius Figulus, a junior officer, has been rewarded for bravery and skill against the island's rebel forces with a mission that could bring him prestige and position. He and his most trusted comrades are to help install a new king in a hostile area. Succeed, and they'll establish an imperative Roman stronghold. Fail, and the whole invasion will be jeopardised. Under constant attack from raiders, plagued by ruthless Druids and up against hostile natives, Figulus and his men will need all their courage and ingenuity to succeed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure awesome

    • By Amara on 11-07-18

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Arena: First Sword

    • Roman Arena, Part 3
    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The imperial gladiator school in Capua: once the pride of the Roman Empire, lately driven to the brink of ruin by a greedy lanista. Now the school welcomes its newest recruit: Marcus Valerius Pavo, the high-born gladiator with a string of impressive victories to his name, sworn to seek revenge for the brutal murder of his father. Meanwhile, Lucius Cornelius Macro, the decorated optio of the Second Legion, has been appointed as the school's new lanista. Macro faces a race against time to turn the school around before the start of the games in Rome, held in honour of the new Emperor.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Arena: Challenger

    • Roman Arena, Part 2
    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rome under the rule of the ruthless new Emperor Claudius is a dangerous place. Condemned to gladiator school, Marcus Valerius Pavo, the son of a treasonous general, is a celebrated hero following a dramatic victory in the arena. Now he finds himself pitted against one of the greatest gladiators who ever lived: Decimus Cominius Denter. Though Denter has fallen on harder times, he is still a formidable opponent, and it is up to newly decorated Macro to whip him into shape.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Arena: Barbarian

    • Roman Arena, Part 1
    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first in a series of action-packed novellas set in ancient Rome introducing Pavo, a novice gladiator, and featuring Simon Scarrow's ongoing soldier character Optio Macro. It is AD 41. The savage Gaul Britomaris has defeated the best of the Roman gladiators in the arena. Now a young volunteer, Marcus Valerius Pavo, the son of a murdered general, has been given a month to prepare to face Britomaris in a fight which only one man can survive. He is to be trained by veteran soldier Macro, who fears for his young trainee's chances. 

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    • Invader: Dark Blade

    • Invader Novella Series, Book 3
    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Despite defeat in battle, Britannia's natives continue to resist their Roman conquerors. All attempts to impose Roman rule have failed. A new king has been installed among the Durotriges to bring them into line, and Optio Horatius Figulus of the Second Legion is charged with protecting him. It's a thankless task, and, worse still, the Druids are rumoured to be plotting to assassinate the king. The king begins a devastating campaign of reprisals against his political rivals. Whole families are murdered, weapons are confiscated and the old gods are denounced.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Arena: Champion

    • Roman Arena, Part 5
    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From the moment his father was executed in the arena for an act of treason, former military tribune and condemned gladiator Marcus Valerius Pavo has burned with the desire for revenge. Now all that stands between Pavo and victory is a man considered by many to be the greatest gladiator to have ever lived: Hermes. But even with Optio Macro as his trainer and the help of the snakish imperial secretary, defeating Hermes appears an impossible task.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Invader: Imperial Agent

    • Invader Novella Series, Book 4
    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    In the winter of AD 44, Rome's plan to install a friendly king in the most hostile area of Britannia is facing a new threat. There are rumours of a traitor close to the new king, and a new enemy is gathering strength beyond the marshes. As the king continues with his plans to Romanise his subjects, Horatius Figulus, a junior officer in the Second Legion, is charged with training up the new royal bodyguard. But when a trap is sprung on the Roman army, a secretive Druid sect seizes power and takes the king hostage. Now Figulus must infiltrate the enemy ranks, release the king and track down the elusive leader of the Druids - before the whole of Britannia descends into bloody chaos....

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Shadows and Teeth

    • Ten Terrifying Tales of Horror and Suspense
    • By: Antonio Simon Jr., Trevor Boelter, Mia Bravo, and others
    • Narrated by: Wyatt S. Gray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Prepare for extreme horror. This collection of 10 stories features a range of international talent: award-winning authors, masters of horror, rising stars, and fresh new voices in the genre. Take care as you reach into these dark places, for the things here bite, and you may withdraw a hand short a few fingers. Authors included in this collection: Antonio Simon Jr., Trevor Boelter, Mia Bravo, Mark Meier, J.S. Watts, Paige Reiring, and Rich Phelan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Horror you can sink your teeth into...

    • By Ali on 07-19-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Invader: Sacrifice

    • Invader Novella Series, Book 5
    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Britannia, AD 45. Rome's plan to establish a new friendly king over a hostile native tribe is in grave danger. A sinister new Druid sect, led by a charismatic priest, is threatening to destabilise the province and has taken several Roman soldiers prisoner. Now Optio Horatius Figulus faces his most dangerous mission yet. He must venture deep behind enemy lines in search of his captured comrades and the Druids' secret fortress. Can Figulus stop the Dark Moon Druids from inflicting a devastating defeat against the Second Legion? Can he rescue his comrades before they are put to death in a terrifying spectacle? 

    Regular price: $4.36

    • INVADER

    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Roman Britain, AD 44. General Plautius' hard-won defeat of Caratacus should have brought peace. But though the land is conquered, it is far from tamed. A puppet king is doing little to calm the hatred of the tribes and bring them under Roman rule. Fighting is in Optio Horatius Figulus' blood. His Celtic ancestry is mocked by his fellow soldiers, but it gives him the toughness essential for survival.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Arena

    • By: Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Pavo's journey begins when he encounters the Roman soldier Macro, who has been charged with his training. Bonds of friendship develop between the two men, both aware that their fates depend not only on Pavo's skills in the arena but also on the whims of powerful and ruthless senators. Can Pavo survive to fulfil his most cherished goal - revenge for the murder of his father at the hands of a champion gladiator?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Badly Written and Badly Read.

    • By Roger on 01-02-14

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Bound in Morocco: A Short Story of Intrigue and Subterfuge, Set in Morocco

    • By: Simon J. Wood
    • Narrated by: Angus Freathy
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Marcus Slater decides to forgo the cold, wet, wintry weather of England to join a walking party in the sunny climes of Morocco. There, against a backdrop of the curious, ancient towns of southern Morocco he meets the enigmatic Sylvia and finds himself embroiled in a game he cannot possibly afford to lose.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Death Never Sleeps

    • By: E. J. Simon
    • Narrated by: Josh Goodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The problem with Alex Nicholas is he won't stay dead. Death Never Sleeps is a unique crime thriller featuring artificial intelligence; a story of two very different brothers, Michael Nicholas, a corporate CEO, and Alex Nicholas, a major NYC illegal gambling figure. When Alex is murdered, the deeper mystery unfolds as Michael struggles to close down his brother's business, instead becoming enmeshed in it. As he becomes the target of his brother's killers, he discovers that Alex left a duplicate of himself on a hidden laptop computer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good but underdeveloped story

    • By Janie on 08-14-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • To Cut a Short Story Short: 111 Little Stories

    • By: Simon J. Wood
    • Narrated by: Angus Freathy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A young magician in a pub opens his hands to release a cloud of tropical butterflies; a female bookseller is forced to attend a dance in drag to atone for a misdemeanor; a lonely man searches for a mysterious woman on a cruise; four school friends experience terror on a caravan holiday, and a macabre stranger wanders the streets at midnight, stealing dreams. Ranging from just 100 up to 4000 words, these and 106 other memorable little stories are found in this eclectic and tantalizing collection by Simon J. Wood, an exciting new voice in the Flash Fiction genre.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Stories

    • By VA book lover on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • An Exquisite Sense of What Is Beautiful

    • By: J. David Simons
    • Narrated by: Nick Cheales
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A sweeping novel of East and West, love and war, truths and denials. An eminent British writer returns to the resort hotel in the Japanese mountains where he once spent a beautiful, snowed-in winter. It was there he fell in love and wrote his best-selling novel, The Waterwheel, accusing America of being in denial about the horrific aftermath of the Tokyo firebombings and the nuclear destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good and bad mixed

    • By Chrissie on 10-18-13

    Regular price: $20.72