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    • And Then You're Dead

    • What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling over Niagara
    • By: Cody Cassidy, Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    A gleefully gruesome look at the actual science behind the most outlandish, cartoonish, and impossible deaths you can imagine. What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only a swimsuit? How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun? How far could you actually get in digging a hole to China? Paul Doherty, senior staff scientist at San Francisco's famed Exploratorium Museum, and writer Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • perfect for a precocious 9 year old boy

    • By T Law Firm Business on 05-15-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Book of Fires

    • Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery 14
    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    February 1381. A ruthless killer known as the Ignifer - Fire Bringer - is rampaging through London. He appears to be targeting all those involved in the recent trial and conviction of the beautiful Lady Isolda Beaumont, burned at the stake for the murder of her husband. As the late Sir Walter Beaumont was a close friend of the Regent, John of Gaunt orders Sir John Cranston and Brother Athelstan to investigate. In the dead man’s possession was a copy of the mysterious Book of Fires, containing the secret formula of a devastating weapon....

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Candle Flame

    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 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

    February 1381. London lies frozen in the grip of one of the bitterest winters on record. The ever-rising taxes demanded by the Regent, John of Gaunt, are causing increasing resentment among the city's poor. When the seething unrest boils over into a bloody massacre at a splendid Southwark tavern, in which nine people, including Gaunt's tax collectors, their military escort and the prostitutes entertaining them, are brutally murdered, the furious Regent orders Brother Athelstan to get to the bottom of the matter.

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Dark Queen Rising

    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    London, 1471. The War of the Roses rages on. Edward of York has claimed the English throne, and his Yorkist supporters gleefully slaughter their adversaries; there's no mercy for anyone who supported the Lancastrian cause. Margaret Beaufort - mother of Henry Tudor, the only hope for the House of Lancaster - knows her enemies are closing in. Desperate for help, she turns to Christopher Urswicke for protection. But when ruthless scheming and pitiless killings are the only routes to survival, Urswicke will have to choose where his loyalties truly lie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved It

    • By Lisa on 11-03-18

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Devil's Wolf

    • Hugh Corbett 19
    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    1296: King Edward I has led his army to Scotland, determined to take the country under his crown. But the fierce Scots have no intention of submitting to their oppressor and violent and bloody war breaks out. 1311: Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds himself back in Scotland and is revisited by the horrors he witnessed there 15 years ago. An anonymous letter was delivered to the new king. It promised information about a fatal incident that could allow England to finally bow out of the war with the Scots. Tasked with finding out the truth about the murder, Corbett is forced to take risks he would rather avoid and put his faith in the words of strangers. 

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Bloodstone

    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 35

    December, 1380. When the corpse of Sir Robert Kilverby is discovered in a locked room, Brother Athelstan accompanies the King’s coronor to investigate. For the late Sir Robert had in his possession a sacred bloodstone which he was planning to donate to the Abbey of St Fulcher-on-Thames.

    Regular price: $15.59

    • The Straw Men

    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    January, 1381. As guests of the Regent, John of Gaunt, Brother Athelstan and Sir John Cranston are attending a mystery play performed by the Straw Men, Gaunt’s personal acting troupe, at St John’s Chapel in the Tower of London when the evening is rudely interrupted by sudden, violent death. Who would have the audacity to murder two of Gaunt’s VIP guests and the wherewithal to strategically position two severed heads on the stage without being noticed? The regent orders Athelstan to find out.

    Regular price: $15.59

    • The Midnight Man

    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    When Brother Anselm and his novice are summoned to the Church of St Michael’s in Candlewick to perform an exorcism, little are they prepared for the horror that waits. The demons and apparitions that plague the church would appear to have been summoned by an infamous sorcerer known as the Midnight Man. But what has he unwittingly unleashed - and why? Is someone using the haunting as the perfect cover for their murderous intent? And is there any link with the sudden disappearances of a number of young women in the area? The answers lie in the past and an unresolved wickedness from many decades before.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Canterbury Tales as Horror Stories

    • By Judith A. Weller on 08-23-13

    Regular price: $14.86

    • Dark Serpent

    • Hugh Corbett 18
    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 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

    After his recent unveiling of a devious assassin, Sir Hugh Corbett has returned to service as the Keeper of the Secret Seal, begrudgingly admitting that his appetite for adventure has once again been whetted. Summoned to meet the King to be congratulated on their work together, Corbett and Ranulf learn of the death of Corbett's close friend, Ralph Grandison. Ralph, a leper, has been found dead in a rowing boat, a dagger thrust through his chest. But this murder is not the first of its kind.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Last of Days

    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In the final days of Henry VIII, one man is there to witness the demise of a legend... Master historian Paul Doherty weaves his magic in an epic tale of murderous schemes and a blood-smattered political order.King Henry VIII, a fearsome figure of power and stature, lies upon his deathbed diminished by sickness and haunted by ghosts from his past. Only Will Somers, long-serving jester and confidant, sees all. While Henry is confined to his chamber, Will begins a journal that will document his King's last turbulent days.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Herald of Hell

    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    May 1381.The Great Revolt draws ever nearer. The Upright Men openly roam the streets of London, waiting for the violence to begin. Their mysterious envoy, the Herald of Hell, appears at night, terrifying those who oppose them. But who is he? When his chancery clerk is found hanged in a notorious Southwark brothel, Brother Athelstan is summoned to investigate. In the dead man's possession was a manuscript containing a great secret which he had been striving to decipher. Can he crack the code before the Great Revolt begins?

    Regular price: $21.81