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    • The Cellars of the Majestic

    • Inspector Maigret, Book 21
    • By: Georges Simenon, Howard Curtis (translator)
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The dark side of glamorous expat life in Paris is brought to life in this new translation. Try to imagine a guest, a wealthy woman, staying at the Majestic with her husband, her son, a nurse and a governess...in a suite that costs more than a thousand francs a day.... At six in the morning, she's strangled, not in her room but in the basement locker room.... In all likelihood, that's where the crime was committed.... What was the woman doing in the basement? Who could have lured her down there, and how?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enraging the angels

    • By Zaubermond on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $11.35

    • The Snow Was Dirty

    • By: Georges Simenon, Howard Curtis - Translator
    • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    'A brilliant new translation of Simenon's critically acclaimed masterpiece.' And always the dirty snow, the heaps of snow that look rotten, with black patches and embedded garbage...unable to cover the filth. Nineteen-year-old Frank - thug, thief, son of a brothel owner - gets by surprisingly well despite living in a city under military occupation, but a warm house and a full stomach are not enough to make him feel truly alive in such a climate of deceit and betrayal.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • A Brief History of the Normans

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Francois Neveux, Howard Curtis
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The history of the Normans began a long time before 1066. Originating from the 'Norsemen' they were one of the most successful warrior tribes of the Dark Ages that came to dominate Europe from the Baltic Sea to the island of Sicily and the borders of Eastern Europe. Beginning as Viking raiders in the eighth century, the Normans not only changed the landscape of Europe but were changed by their new conquests.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Do you want to know what eras this book includes?

    • By Adu on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Reasonable Doubts

    • Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 3
    • By: Gianrico Carofiglio, Howard Curtis (translator)
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    Guerrieri is asked to handle the appeal of Fabio Paolicelli, sentenced to 16 years for smuggling drugs. Paolicelli intially confessed to the crime, and everything seems stacked against the appeal. Guerrieri's reluctance to take on the case is intensified by the fact that he knows Paolicelli, and it is only the intervention of Paolicelli's beautiful wife, Natsu, that finally overcomes Guerrieri's reluctance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Convincing Voice in Criminal Procedural Fiction

    • By Cherie on 01-09-12

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Mountain

    • By: Luca D'Andrea, Howard Curtis - translation
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Jeremiah Salinger blames himself. The crash was his fault. He was the only survivor. Now only his daughter Clara can put a smile on his face. The depression and the nightmares are closing in. But when he takes Clara to the Bletterbach - a canyon in the Dolomites rich in fossil remains - he overhears by chance a conversation that gives his life renewed focus.

    Regular price: $20.65