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    • Lagoon

    • By: Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 293
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
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      4 out of 5 stars 265

    Three strangers, each isolated by his or her own problems: Adaora, the marine biologist. Anthony, the rapper famous throughout Africa. Agu, the troubled soldier. Wandering Bar Beach in Lagos, Nigeria's legendary mega-city, they're more alone than they've ever been before. But when something like a meteorite plunges into the ocean and a tidal wave overcomes them, these three people will find themselves bound together in ways they could never imagine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colorful magic realist science fiction

    • By Ryan on 07-04-14

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Gnomon

    • By: Nick Harkaway
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 29 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the world of Gnomon, citizens are constantly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency". Every action is seen, every word is recorded, and the System has access to its citizens' thoughts and memories - all in the name of providing the safest society in history. When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody, it marks the first time a citizen has been killed during an interrogation. The System doesn't make mistakes, but something isn't right about the circumstances surrounding Hunter's death. 

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Gnomon

    • By: Nick Harkaway
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 29 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Gnomon, written by Nick Harkaway, read by Ben Onwukwe. Near-future Britain is a state in which citizens are constantly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of 'transparency'. Every action is seen, every word is recorded and the System has access to thoughts and memories....

    Regular price: $30.54

    • The Gap of Time

    • William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale Retold: A Novel
    • By: Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated by: Penelope Rawlins, Mark Bazeley, Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4 out of 5 stars 54

    In The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale, we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology, and the elliptical nature of time. Written with energy and wit, this is a story of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand and redemption and the enduring love of a lost child on the other.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The men are great

    • By DRVanDyke on 03-14-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 1983

    • The World at the Brink
    • By: Taylor Downing
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    1983 was a supremely dangerous year - even more dangerous than 1962, the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the US, President Reagan massively increased defence spending, described the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire' and announced his 'Star Wars' programme, calling for a shield in space to defend the US from incoming missiles. Yuri Andropov, the paranoid Soviet leader, saw all this as signs of American aggression and convinced himself that the US really meant to attack the Soviet Union. He put the KGB on alert to look for signs of an imminent nuclear attack.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Complaints About Narrator's Accents are dead-on

    • By Douglas on 06-12-18
    • The World at the Brink
    • By: Taylor Downing
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 04-26-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

    Regular price: $21.31

    • First Contact/The Cult of Progress

    • Civilisations
    • By: David Olusoga
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In part one, 'First Contact', we discover what happened to art in the great Age of Discovery, when civilisations encountered each other for the first time. Although undoubtedly a period of conquest and destruction, it was also one of mutual curiosity, global trade and the exchange of ideas. In part two, 'The Cult of Progress', we see how the Industrial Revolution transformed the world, impacting every corner and every civilisation, from the cotton mills of the Midlands through Napoleon's conquest of Egypt to the decimation of both Native American and Maori populations and the advent of photography in Paris in 1839. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Classic Tales Of Horror

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Sarah Douglas, Ben Onwukwe, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 33
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      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Classic Tales Of Horror offers up fifteen slices of powerful story-telling from the world's great mystery & classic horror authors. From Henry James and Ambrose Bierce to Bram Stoker and Charles Dickens. Read by John Waite (BBC Radio 4), Sarah Douglas (Superman I & II), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Spitting Image, KYTV, Hitch-Hiker's Guide) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning, Othello).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great collection of classics

    • By Amanda on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $19.18

    • Knights of Dark Renown

    • By: David Gemmell
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    The Knights of the Gabala were legendary protectors of the Nine Duchies - until they disappeared through a demon-haunted gateway between worlds. Manannan, the Coward Knight, held back. Now he lives in torment. Yet war is coming to the Duchies - and with it Manannan's chance for redemption. But to regain his honour and save his land, he will have to confront his deepest fear. He must ride through the gateway and seek out his lost companions in the unknown world beyond. And the secret he will learn there will tear his soul apart.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I can't believe David Gemmell wrote this rubbish

    • By Mark on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • To Sir, with Love

    • By: E. R. Braithwaite
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    With opportunities for black men limited in post-World War II London, Rick Braithwaite, a former Royal Air Force pilot and Cambridge-educated engineer, accepts a teaching position that puts him in charge of a class of angry, unmotivated, bigoted white teenagers whom the system has mostly abandoned. When his efforts to reach these troubled students are met with threats, suspicion, and derision, Braithwaite takes a radical new approach. He will treat his students as people poised to enter the adult world.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 1983

    • Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the Brink
    • By: Taylor Downing
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A riveting, real-life thriller about 1983 - the year tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union nearly brought the world to the point of nuclear Armageddon. The year 1983 was an extremely dangerous one - more dangerous than 1962, the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the United States, President Reagan vastly increased defense spending, described the Soviet Union as an "evil empire," and launched the "Star Wars" Strategic Defense Initiative to shield the country from incoming missiles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book.

    • By Daniel J. Coffey, CPA on 08-28-18
    • Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the Brink
    • By: Taylor Downing
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Release date: 05-09-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Predator

    • A Crossbow Novel
    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
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      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 167

    One of the most formidable fighters in the world, ex-SAS warrior and former private security consultant Major Hector Cross has survived explosive tangles with depraved enemies - warlords, pirates, and arms dealers - from the Middle East to the heart of Africa. Now Cross must take the law into his own hands once again to stop a vengeful old enemy who has resurfaced - and hunt down a deadly new nemesis in pursuit of global domination.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • NOT Wilbur Smith

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $31.93

    • When They Go Low, We Go High

    • Speeches That Shape the World and Why We Need Them
    • By: Philip Collins
    • Narrated by: Philip Collins, Ben Onwukwe, Eric Meyers, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When They Go Low, We Go High explores the most notable speeches in history, analyzing the rhetorical tricks to uncover how the right speech at the right time can profoundly shape the world. Traveling across continents and centuries, political speechwriter Philip Collins reveals what Thomas Jefferson owes to Cicero and Pericles, who really gave the Gettysburg Address, and what Elizabeth I shares with Winston Churchill. 

    Regular price: $42.20

    • The Trees

    • By: Ali Shaw
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4 out of 5 stars 46

    There came an elastic aftershock of creaks and groans and then, softly softly, a chinking shower of rubbled cement. Leaves calmed and trunks stood serene. Where, not a minute before, there had been a suburb, there was now only woodland standing amid ruins. There is no warning. No chance to prepare. They arrive in the night: thundering up through the ground, transforming streets and towns into shadowy forest. Buildings are destroyed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Post apocalypse with a little bit of magic

    • By Tam on 09-20-16

    Regular price: $36.14

    • The Wolves of London

    • Obsidian Heart, Book 1
    • By: Mark Morris
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Alex Locke is a reformed ex-con forced into London's criminal underworld for one more job. He agrees to steal a priceless artefact - a human heart carved from the blackest obsidian - but when the burglary goes horribly wrong, Alex is plunged into the nightmarish world of the Wolves of London, unearthly assassins who will stop at nothing to reclaim the heart. As he races to unlock the secrets of the mysterious object, Alex must learn to wield its dark power - or be destroyed by it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing here is what it seems!

    • By Lesley on 11-30-14

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Six Stories

    • By: Matt Wesolowski
    • Narrated by: Tim Bruce, Helen Johns, Leighton Pugh, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    It's 1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who took that fateful trip and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and intriguing

    • By Angela M. Dokos on 01-21-18

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Predator

    • By: Wilbur Smith, Tom Cain
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The Hunt Begins…

    Two men are responsible for the death of Hector Cross’ wife and only one is left alive: Johnny Congo – psychopath, extortionist, murderer, and the bane of Cross’s life. He caught him before and let him go. Now, Hector wants him dead. So does the US government.

    Regular price: $21.98

    • Let Me Be Frank

    • Tough, Honest and Straight from the Heart
    • By: Frank Bruno, Nick Owens
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Let Me Be Frank is the new book from one of the world's sporting greats. A deeply personal story, Bruno talks about his battle with mental illness, his time inside a mental facility, the impact his illness has had on his family and his career - and his long road back to stability. Now ready to talk about the condition that devastated his world, Frank's story offers his own unique perspective on living with bipolar disorder. His fears, his triumphs and the great affection he feels for the legion of fans he has to this day. His aim is to give others hope and inspiration.

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Society of Blood

    • Obsidian Heart, Book 2
    • By: Mark Morris
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Transported through time to the dank streets of Victorian London, Alex Locke seeks to unravel the mysteries of the Obsidian Heart, the enigmatic object to which his fate is inextricably bound. When a string of grisly murders takes place across the capital, Alex follows a trail that will lead him through the opium dens of Limehouse, into the dark and twisted world of the Society of Blood and ever closer to unlocking the secret of the Heart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series

    • By Andrew Michael Schwarz on 09-08-17

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Dig Two Graves (The Detective Solomon Gray Series 1)

    • By: Keith Nixon
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Was it suicide… or murder? When teenager Nick Buckingham tumbles from the fifth floor of an apartment block, Detective Sergeant Solomon Gray answers the call with a sick feeling in his stomach. The victim was just a kid, sixteen years old. And the exact age the detective's son, Tom, would've been, had he not gone missing at a funfair ten years ago. Each case involving children haunts Gray with the reminder that his son may still be out there - or worse, dead.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Promising but not delivered yet

    • By melanie Tang on 05-02-18

    Regular price: $15.67

    • The Restless Coffins

    • J. T. Ellington, Book 3
    • By: M. P. Wright
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The exciting third instalment in the atmospheric JT Ellington series. 'Brother, a dead body can't run from a coffin, but their spirit sure as hell can try.' 1969, Bristol. Bajan ex-cop and reluctant private detective Joseph 'JT' Tremaine Ellington is still trading in cash and favours, lending a helping hand to those too scared to go to the police or anyone trying to stay one step ahead of them. Life is tough for JT, who is broke. It is about to get a lot tougher.

    Regular price: $37.30

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