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    • The Dinner

    • A Novel
    • By: Herman Koch, Sam Garrett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,547
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,281
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2,291

    It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse - the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a 15-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Dinner To Remember!

    • By L. O. Pardue on 02-23-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Tune In

    • The Beatles: All These Years
    • By: Mark Lewisohn
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 43 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 808
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 758
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 761

    Tune In is the first volume of All These Years - a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insanely great

    • By Tad Davis on 12-17-13
    • The Beatles: All These Years
    • By: Mark Lewisohn
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 43 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 10-29-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 808 ratings

    Regular price: $63.00

    • 1918

    • A Very British Victory
    • By: Peter Hart
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle, Peter Hart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    This epic account of the events of 1918 is the first major reappraisal of the end of the war for more than 20 years, and describes what is in some respects a forgotten chapter in history. The soldiers who returned to Britain in November 1918 were not the martyrs or victims of popular memory - they were a victorious army and were greeted as heroes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • We Really Didn't Need the Americans

    • By Charles Fred Smith on 08-11-10

    Regular price: $15.88

    • The Barchester Chronicles

    • Six BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle, David Bamber, Iain Glen, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Six lavish BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Anthony Trollope's much-loved novels. Anthony Trollope's series of witty and gently satirical stories of provincial life are set in the fictional town of Barchester and its surrounding county of Barsetshire. The canvas is broad and colourful, with a set of iconic characters in whose lives we become intimately involved as they grow up, grow old, and fall in or out of love and friendship across the years.

    Regular price: $24.78

    • Beyond the Deepwoods

    • The Edge Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Paul Stewart, Chris Riddell
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Young Twig lives in the Deepwoods, among the Woodtrolls, but he isn't one of them. In a brave attempt to find out where he belongs, Twig wanders into the mysterious, dangerous world beyond the Deepwoods. He meets a collection of odd companions, such as his wise guardian, the Caterbird; the Slaughterers, a peaceful race who butcher animals for their livelihood; and the vicious, bile-swilling Rotsucker.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FABULOUS!!!

    • By Timothy J. Haas on 08-16-05

    Regular price: $23.93

    • A Dead Man in Malta

    • By: Michael Pearce
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Malta, 1913, and hot air balloons hover over the Grand Harbour. But one of them falls from the sky, the balloonist dying later from his injuries. He is not the only one to die unexpectedly at the Naval Hopspital, however, as a letter to the Times points out. Special Investigator Seymour of the Foreign Office is sent out from London to uncover the truth. Malta is still a British protectorate; indeed, with its red post boxes, English beer, and English language, it seems like an exotic "Little Britain". But as the rumblings of war reach the small island, many of the old Maltese families are becoming divided in their loyalties.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Fun Book

    • By Judith A. Weller on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $16.52

    • A Dead Man In Trieste

    • By: Michael Pearce
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    It will take someone from Special Branch to look into it, someone capable of speaking the relevant languages. Only one man fits the bill - Seymour, an officer from an East End immigrant background. Capable, hardworking, but ... not entirely British.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Flat Narration

    • By Robert James Grange on 01-30-09

    Regular price: $15.17

    • The Beatles - All These Years

    • Volume One: Tune In
    • By: Mark Lewisohn
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 43 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Beatles have been at the top for 50 years, their music remains exciting, their influence is still huge, their acclaim and achievements cannot be surpassed. But who really were the Beatles, and how did they and everything else in the 1960s fuse so explosively? Mark Lewisohn's three-part biography is the first true and accurate account of the Beatles, a contextual history built upon impeccable research and written with energy, style, objectivity and insight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It doesn't get any better than this!!

    • By Mr. J. Welsh on 09-18-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Yes! 50 Secrets from the Science of Persuasion

    • By: Dr. Noah Goldstein, Steve Martin, Dr. Robert B. Cialdini
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Every day, we face the challenge of persuading others to do what we want. But what makes people say 'yes' to our requests? Based on more than 60 years of research into the psychology of persuasion, this audiobook reveals many remarkable insights that will help listeners to be more persuasive, both at work and at home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Readers who want to learn how to persuade

    • By Penny on 12-12-12

    Regular price: $14.38

    • Night Over Water

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain has declared war, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper, bound for New York: an English aristocrat, fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist, escaping from the Nazis; a murderer under FBI escort; a young wife running away from a domineering husband; and a handsome, unscrupulous thief.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged did not work for me

    • By Graeme on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Sean Yates: It's All About the Bike

    • By: Sean Yates
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Before Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. Behind Bradley Wiggins, there was Sean Yates. One of only five Britons to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France, Sean Yates burst onto the cycling scene as the rawest pure talent this country has ever seen. After turning professional at the age of 22, he soon became known as a die-hard domestique, putting his body on the line for his teammates.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A story of a man in love with his bike.

    • By E. J. Fronczek on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Cue for Treason

    • By: Geoffrey Trease
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Peter Brownrigg finds himself on the wrong side of the law - and on the run. As he makes his way to London he meets Kit, another runaway, and with luck on their side they find jobs as apprentices to William Shakespeare. But then a chance discovery endangers their lives once more... An action-packed spy thriller set in Elizabethan times, 'Cue for Treason' is a masterpiece of historical fiction, widely considered to be a modern classic.

    Regular price: $15.66

    • A Dead Man in Barcelona

    • By: Michael Pearce
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Barcelona in 1912 is a city still recovering from the dramatic incidents of the so-called 'Tragic Week' when Catalan conscripts bound for the unpopular war in Spanish Morocco had rebelled at the city's dockside against the royalist forces. In the fighting many were killed and afterwards even more were thrown into prison. Including an Englishman, who was later found dead in his cell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An unexpected good story

    • By Anniebligh on 10-20-13

    Regular price: $15.17

    • The Dinner

    • By: Herman Koch
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    A summer's evening in Amsterdam and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse - the banality of work, the triviality of holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened. Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent novel, excellent narration

    • By Ilinca on 12-10-13

    Regular price: $18.33

    • What a Wonderful World

    • By: Marcus Chown
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing? In What a Wonderful World, Marcus Chown, best-selling author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You and the Solar System app, uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Way too esoteric

    • By Arnold on 06-16-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Silent Day

    • A Landmark Oral History of D-Day on the Home Front
    • By: Max Arthur
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson, Clive Mantle
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    On 6 June, 1944, Britain woke up to a profound silence. Overnight, 160,000 Allied troops had vanished and an eerie emptiness settled over the country. The majority of those men would never return. This is the story of that extraordinary 24 hours. Using a wealth of first-person testimonies, renowned historian Max Arthur recounts a remarkable new oral history of D-Day, beginning with the two years leading up to the silent day that saw the UK transformed by the arrival of thousands of American and Canadian troops.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Than A Window Into the Past

    • By DAVID on 09-28-14

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Tales from Watership Down

    • By: Richard Adams
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Tales from Watership Down is the enchanting sequel to Richard Adams's best-selling Watership Down, the enduring classic of contemporary literature that introduced millions of readers to a vivid and distinctive world. Here, he returns to the delightful characters we know and love - including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig, Dandelion, and the legendary rabbit hero El-ahrairah - and presents new heroes as they struggle to survive the cruelties of nature and the shortsighted selfishness of humankind.

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You

    • By: Marcus Chown
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 71

    Did you know that there’s so much empty space inside matter that the entire human race could be squeezed into the volume of a sugar cube? Or that you grow old more quickly on the top floor of a building than on the ground floor? The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein’s general theory of relativity. But, almost a century after their advent, most people haven’t the slightest clue what either is about. Get set for the most entertaining science book of the year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By John on 01-02-11

    Regular price: $15.66

    • Too Ghoul for School: The In-Spectres Call

    • By: B. Strange
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The school inspectors are here! The visit seems to go smoothly until the gym display arranged in their honour takes an unusual twist. James, Alexander and Lenny realise something’s up - in more ways than one! - and the friends soon find themselves with double trouble on their hands as they try to save their school from closure.

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Race to the Pole

    • By: Meredith Hooper
    • Narrated by: Clive Mantle
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Race to the Pole tells of several expeditions into the unknown. It looks at Scott, the old fashioned hero whose lack of preparation led to tragedy, and at Shackleton, who refused to sacrifice his men to the cause.

    Regular price: $7.01

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