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    • The Pilgrim's Progress

    • From This World to That Which Is to Come
    • By: John Bunyan
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 890
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 803
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 806

    For 300 years, The Pilgrim's Progress has remained perhaps the best-loved and most read of devotional fictions. In plain yet powerful and moving language, Bunyan tells the story of Christian's struggle to attain salvation and the Gates of Heaven. He must pass through the Slough of Despond, ward off the temptations of Vanity Fair, and fight the monstrous Apollyon. In Part II, his wife and children follow the same path, helped and protected by Great-heart, until for them, too, "the trumpets sound on the other side."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two books in one! Terrific narration!

    • By Adam on 01-16-15

    Regular price: $44.09

    • The Mammoth Book of Bizarre Crimes

    • Incredible Real-Life Murders
    • By: Robin Odell
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 170

    A gripping collection of stories of human criminality at its most bizarre.

    These unusual, sensational murders recall not only gruesome historical crimes, but also touch on shocking and macabre modern murders. Included are details of groundbreaking advances in crime detection, law enforcement, and forensic science. This is the top-secret report on the most grisly, and unusual, criminal activity of our time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • True Crime for the Beach or Vacation Reader

    • By Sires on 05-06-13

    Regular price: $8.52

    • Another Bloody Century

    • By: Colin Gray
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Many nations, peoples and special interest groups believe that violence will advance their cause. Warfare has changed greatly since the Second World War; it continued to change during the late 20th century, and this process is still accelerating. Political, technological, social and religious forces are shaping the future of warfare, but most Western armed forces have yet to evolve significantly from the Cold War era when they trained to resist a conventional invasion by the Warsaw Pact.

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Dr Thorne

    • Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 3
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 22 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    It tells the tale of Frank Gresham and Mary Thorne, a couple intent on marriage despite their conflicting social backgrounds. Frank is engaged in a fierce battle with his family as his mother vehemently opposes the marriage and pushes him to marry a wealthy heiress; however, Frank shuns her attempts and is determined to accept Mary on her own terms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Trollope and a worthy narrator

    • By Ollie on 10-06-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Monk and the Philosopher

    • A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life
    • By: Jean-Francois Revel
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Twenty-seven years ago, Matthieu Ricard gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism - not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest living masters. Years later, this project was born, and Richard met with his father, Jean-Francois Revel - a French philosopher who became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. At an inn, these two profoundly thoughtful men explored questions that have occupied humankind throughout its history.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Phineas Finn

    • Palliser, Book 2
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 28 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Phineas Finn, a handsome young man of 23, comes to England to make his fortune in parliamentary politics. But despite all his aspirations, Finn is haunted by ethical questions as his personal convictions conflict with his duty towards his party. Loyalty versus honor, love versus money, and privacy versus prominence: our eponymous hero faces a variety of dilemmas as he navigates his way through the House of Commons.

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Barchester Towers, Book 2

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Barchester Towers, the sequel to The Warden, is the second novel in Trollope's major series, the Chronicles of Barsetshire. It focuses on the power struggle between Archdeacon Grantly, Mr. Slope and the Proudies as they fight for control of the diocese of Barchester. Meanwhile, another struggle is taking place for the heart of Eleanor Bold. Who will win her? The vile Mr. Slope, the idling Bertie Stanhope or someone else entirely?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gentle comedy, good company

    • By jdukuray on 11-06-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places

    • By: John Keay
    • Narrated by: Alex Norton, Charles Reston, Constantine Gregory, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    The great explorers were the celebrities of their day - the romance and danger of their daring expeditions captured the public imagination and the world's headlines to an extraordinary degree. Not all of them lived to tell the tale, of course, but those who emerged triumphant from jungle, desert, or polar wasteland were hailed as if returning from beyond the grave. Journalists vied for their stories and publishers rushed their firsthand accounts of exciting and dangerous journeys into print for a wide and voracious readership.

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Hailed as one of the world's supreme masterpieces on the subject of death and dying, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face to face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth?

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Siege at Peking

    • By: Peter Fleming
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In June 1900 the foreign legations at Peking were attacked by troops of the Boxer rebellion and Imperial Chinese troops. The ensuing siege lasted 55 days and shook the world. In this work, Peter Fleming traces its history and impact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old school, but engaging

    • By J. on 09-07-12

    Regular price: $25.04

    • The Way We Live Now

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 37 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The Way We Live Now is a complex and compulsive tale that traces the career of Augustus Melmotte, a strange and mysterious financier who bursts into London society like a guided missile. In setting up a dubious scheme based on speculative money and stock market gambles, Melmotte manages to lure in several members of the English aristocracy, for whom money is the summum bonum. The world is at his feet - until the corruption catches up with him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, but no heroes here

    • By Tad Davis on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Shamela

    • An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews
    • By: Henry Fielding
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett, Tom Burke, Neville Jason, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Shamela is a bawdy, spirited, and hilarious response to Samuel Richardson's hugely popular 1740 novel, Pamela. In this pointed satire, Shamela (which transpires to be the real name of Richardson's Pamela) reveals the ulterior motives behind the events that took place in Pamela. Shamela is unlike the virtuous young lady portrayed in Richardson's novel and she takes command of her master, Squire Booby. Our heroine has planned it all out from the start and she is determined to entrap her master into marriage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fun listen after Pamela

    • By Johanna on 12-23-15

    Regular price: $12.59

    • The Warden - Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 1

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Loved and appreciated by all with whom he works, Harding lives an ordered, regular life in his protected religious environment. Then one day, a young reformer feels he has uncovered a mismanagement of funds and Harding is held to blame. The accusation comes as a shock not only to Harding himself but also to the cathedral community. It then comes to wider notice when the cause is taken up by a national newspaper.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I kept waiting for something to happen

    • By Joan on 10-01-16

    Regular price: $29.39

    • Framley Parsonage

    • Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 4
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In Framley Parsonage, the fourth novel of Trollope's Chronicles of Barsetshire, the author leaves the confines of Barchester and looks to the countryside, where he relates the moral difficulties of Mark Robarts, the young clergyman who has recently been appointed Vicar of Framley. Desperate to keep up with the local aristocracy, the country parson is persuaded to underwrite the debts of Sowerby, a well-respected peer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific!

    • By NC on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Cursed

    • By: Thomas Enger
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    When Hedda Hellberg fails to return from a retreat in Italy where she has recently been grieving for her dead father, her husband discovers that her life is tangled in mystery. Hedda never left Oslo, the retreat has no record of her and, what's more, she appears to be connected to the murder of an old man gunned down on the first day of the hunting season in the depths of the Swedish forests....

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Emigrants

    • Why the English Sailed to the New World
    • By: James Evans
    • Narrated by: David Shaw Parker
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    During the course of the 17th century, nearly 400,000 people left Britain for the Americas, most of them from England. Crossing the Atlantic was a major undertaking, the voyage long and treacherous. There was little hope of returning to see the friends and family who stayed behind. Why did so many go?

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Thomas Hardy

    • The Time-Torn Man
    • By: Claire Tomalin
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker, Jill Balcon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Thomas Hardy by Claire Tomalin, read by Jill Balcon and David Shaw Parker. Paradox ruled Thomas Hardy's life. His birth was almost his death; he became one of the great Victorian novelists and reinvented himself as one of the 20th-century's greatest poets; he was an unhappy husband and a desolate widower; and he wrote bitter attacks on the English class system yet prized the friendship of aristocrats. In the hands of Whitbread Award-winning biographer Claire Tomalin, Thomas Hardy the novelist, poet, neglectful husband and mourning lover all come vividly alive. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Last Chronicle of Barset

    • Chronicles of Barsetshire, Book 6
    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 35 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    In The Last Chronicle of Barset, Trollope concludes his saga of ecclesiastical life. At the heart of the novel is the plight of Josiah Crawley, a proud, impoverished clergyman who faces difficult legal circumstances. Caught amid poverty, Josiah appears to have stolen a check and is forced to stand trial - despite the fact that he cannot remember its origins. To make matters worse, his daughter, Grace, desperately seeks the approval of Archdeacon Grantly, whose son she intends to marry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Granted, I'm a huge Trollope fan...

    • By Julie Downs on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Spitfire Ace

    • By: Martin Davidson, James Taylor
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey, Tyler Butterworth, David Shaw Parker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Spitfire Ace provides a vivid portrait of the few that flew in the Battle of Britain. The battle, in 1940, was one of the most famous air battles in the history of warfare. It is a story of ruthless organisation, and brilliant control and command. And at its heart is a legendary figure, the RAF fighter pilot, and one particular plane, a piece of machinery of almost mythic historical glamour: the Supermarine Spitfire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly written, full of personal accounts!

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-17-17

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Eustace Diamonds

    • By: Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated by: David Shaw-Parker
    • Length: 29 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Before Sir Florian Eustace dies, he gives his beloved wife Lizzie a beautiful and expensive diamond necklace valued over £10,000. Dispute soon rages between the Eustace family and the manipulative and conniving Lizzie: it's claimed that the diamonds are a precious family heirloom, but Lizzie argues they were a gift. Is she lying? As the family's lawyer determines to reunite them with the jewels, Lizzie resorts to increasingly desperate measures, until one day the jewels are stolen. Who is responsible? The Eustace Diamonds is a wonderfully absorbing blend of cynicism and humor.

    Regular price: $24.47

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