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    • Doughnut

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 225

    Things have been going pretty badly for Theo Bernstein. An unfortunate accident at work has lost him his job (and his work involved a Very Very Large Hadron Collider, so he's unlikely to get it back). His wife has left him. And he doesn't have any money. Before Theo has time to fully appreciate the pointlessness of his own miserable existence, news arrives that his good friend, a renowned physicist and Nobel laureate, has died. By leaving the apparently worthless contents of his safety deposit box to Theo, however, the professor has set him on a quest of epic proportions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun world for scifantasy fans

    • By illgnosis on 06-19-13

    Regular price: $17.09

    • The Management Style of the Supreme Beings

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    When the Supreme Being and his son decide that being supreme isn't for them anymore, it's inevitable that things get a bit of a shake-up. It soon becomes apparent that our new owners, the Venturi brothers, have a very different perspective on all sorts of things. Take good and evil, for example. For them, it's an outdated concept that never worked particularly well in the first place.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • funny read<br />

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Good, the Bad and the Smug

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    New Evil. Same as the Old Evil, but with better PR. Mordak isn't bad as far as goblin kings go, but when someone or something starts pumping gold into the human kingdoms, it puts his rule into serious jeopardy. Suddenly he's locked in an arms race with a species whose arms he once considered merely part of a healthy breakfast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Still heads above the rest

    • By Lauren on 09-26-15

    Regular price: $19.62

    • When It's a Jar

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    Maurice has just killed a dragon with a bread knife. And had his destiny foretold…and had his true love spirited away. That's precisely the sort of stuff that'd bring out the latent heroism in anyone. Unfortunately, Maurice is pretty sure he hasn't got any latent heroism. Meanwhile, a man wakes up in a jar in a different kind of pickle (figuratively speaking). He can't get out, of course, but neither can he remember his name, or what gravity is, or what those things on the ends of his legs are called…and every time he starts working it all out, someone makes him forget again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Clever, Adventurous, Unpredictable, Comic Fantasy

    • By Marge on 05-25-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Outsorcerer's Apprentice

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 284

    A happy workforce is a productive workforce. At the moment, the Wizard's employees are neither. The goblins are upset with their working conditions, the dragonslayer has thrown a hissy fit over his medical insurance (or lack thereof) and everyone is upset about the terrible canteen coffee. Yet the Wizard hasn't got time to worry about revolution in the workplace - he's about to see his brilliant business plan (based on entrepreneurial flair and involving one or two parallel worlds) disrupted by a clueless young man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very clever and new

    • By Lauren on 08-05-14

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Blind Goddess

    • A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel, Book 1
    • By: Anne Holt, Tom Geddes (translator)
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    A small-time drug dealer is found battered to death on the outskirts of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. A young Dutchman, walking aimlessly in central Oslo covered in blood, is taken into custody but refuses to talk. When he is informed that the woman who discovered the body, Karen Borg, is a lawyer, he demands her as his defender, although her specialty is civil, not criminal, law. The young man is adamant: he will speak to Karen Borg, and to her alone.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Sure Why I Didn't Like It

    • By Tracey Rains on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Portable Door

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Starting a new job is always stressful (especially when you don't particularly want one), but when Paul Carpenter arrives at the office of J. W. Wells he has no idea what trouble lies in store. Because he is about to discover that the apparently respectable establishment now paying his salary is in fact a front for a deeply sinister organisation that has a mighty peculiar agenda. It seems that half the time his bosses are away with the fairies. But they're not, of course. They're away with the goblins.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A weird one but worth it

    • By leslie on 11-29-11

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Barking

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Monsters are roaming the streets of London. Of course, some monsters are scarier than others: Unicorns? No bother. Vampires? Big deal. Werewolves? Ho hum. Lawyers? … Aaargh! Duncan's boss doesn't think that he's cut out to be a lawyer. He isn’t a pack animal. He lacks the killer instinct. But when his best friend from school barges his way back into Duncan’s life, with a full supporting cast of lawyers, ex-wives, zombies and snow-white unicorns, it’s not long before things become distinctly unsettling.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eccentric and witty favourite

    • By Karen on 08-17-12
    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 06-23-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Earth, Air, Fire and Custard

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    J.W. Wells seemed to be a respectable establishment, but the company now paying Paul Carpenter's salary is in fact a deeply sinister organisation with a mighty peculiar management team. Paul thought he was getting the hang of it (particularly when he fell head over heels for his colleague Sophie), but death is never far away when you work at J.W. Wells, unlike the stapler - that's always going AWOL. Our love-struck hero is about to discover that custard is definitely in the eye of the beholder. And that it really stings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertainingly nuts

    • By Wanda on 11-30-13

    Regular price: $22.26

    • In Your Dreams

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Ever been offered a promotion that seems too good to be true? You know - the sort they'd be insane to be offering to someone like you. The kind where you snap their arm off to accept, then wonder why all your long-serving colleagues look secretly relieved, as if they're off some strange and unpleasant hook...It's the kind of trick that deeply sinister companies like J.W. Wells & Co. pull all the time. Especially with employees who are too busy mooning over the office intern to think about what they're getting into.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Clever with awesome twists!!

    • By Glenn on 02-23-13

    Regular price: $17.55

    • The Good, the Bad, and the Smug

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Mordak isn't bad as far as goblin kings go, but when someone - or something - starts pumping gold into the human kingdoms, it puts his rule in serious jeopardy. Suddenly he's locked in an arms race with a species whose arms he once considered merely part of a calorie-controlled diet. Helped by an elf with a background in journalism and a master's degree in being really pleased with herself, Mordak sets out to discover what on Earth (if indeed, that's where he is) is going on.

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Management Style of the Supreme Beings

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When the Supreme Being and his son decide that being supreme isn't for them anymore, it's inevitable that things get a bit of a shake-up. It soon becomes apparent that our new owners, the Venturi brothers, have a very different perspective on all sorts of things. Take Good and Evil, for example. For them it's an outdated concept that never worked particularly well in the first place.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • When It's a Jar

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Maurice has just killed a dragon with a breadknife. And had his destiny foretold...and had his true love spirited away. That's precisely the sort of stuff that'd bring out the latent heroism in anyone. Unfortunately, Maurice is pretty sure he hasn't got any latent heroism. Meanwhile, a man wakes up in a jar in a different kind of pickle (figuratively speaking).

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Doughnut

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The doughnut is a thing of beauty, a circle of fried, doughy perfection - a source of comfort in trying times, perhaps. For Theo Bernstein it is far, far more. An accident at work lost Theo his job (and his work involved preventing a Very, Very Large Hadron Collider from blowing up, so he's unlikely to get it back). His wife has left him; he doesn't have any money; and news arrives that his good friend, Professor Pieter van Goyen, renowned physicist and Nobel laureate, has died.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Polly, an average, completely ordinary property lawyer, is convinced she's losing her mind. Someone keeps drinking her coffee. And talking to her clients. And doing her job. And when she goes to the dry cleaner's to pick up her dress for the party, it's not there. Not the dress - the dry cleaner's.And then there are the chickens who think they are people. Something strange is definitely going on - and it's going to take more than a magical ring to sort it out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Chickens Rule!!

    • By Glenn on 08-11-13

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Blonde Bombshell

    • By: Tom Holt
    • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A heart-warming tale of Armageddon from one of the funniest, most original voices in comic fiction today.... The third planet out from the star was blue, with green splodges. Dirt. Oh, the bomb thought. And then its courage, determination and nobility-of-spirit subroutines cut in, overriding everything else, adrenalizing its command functions and bypassing its cyberphrenetic nodes. Here goes, said the bomb to itself. Calibrate navigational pod. Engage primary thrusters. Ready auxiliary drive.

    Regular price: $17.55