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    • A Little History of Religion

    • By: Richard Holloway
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion - from the dawn of religious belief to the 21st century - with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy. Writing for those with faith and those without, and especially for young listeners, he encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, and I'm an atheist.

    • By Derek on 08-30-16

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Murder of a Lady

    • By: Anthony Wynne
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 165

    Duchlan Castle is a gloomy place in the Scottish Highlands. Late one night the body of Mary Gregor, sister of the laird, is found in the castle. She has been stabbed to death in her locked bedroom. The only tiny clue to the culprit is a silver fish's scale, left on the floor next to Mary's body. Inspector Dundas is dispatched to investigate. The Gregor family and their servants are quick to explain that Mary was a kind and charitable woman, but Dundas uncovers a more complex truth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Solid "Golden Age" Mystery

    • By Carl P. Beetz on 06-09-16

    Regular price: $21.37

    • Skinner's Round

    • Bob Skinner, Book 4
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    The opening of an elite country club, marked by a prestigious golf tournament, turns to chaos when a man is found dead in the clubhouse jacuzzi – with his throat cut. When the murder is linked to a legendary witches’ curse, Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner thinks it’s fantasy. He’s more concerned with harsh reality than East Lothian’s past as a centre for witchcraft. But when another body is found, he must uncover the disturbing truth beneath a dark mythology…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great golf, great mystery!

    • By Patricia Brugman on 03-19-17

    Regular price: $16.31

    • Skinner's Rules

    • Bob Skinner, Book 1
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    As head of Edinburgh’s CID, Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Skinner has seen it all…but even he is shocked by the savagely mutilated corpse discovered in a dark alleyway. The victim is identified as a successful young lawyer, and the motive for the brutal death remains a mystery. Then further seemingly random killings in the city begin to suggest a vicious serial killer on the rampage. But when the lawyer’s fiancée is also murdered, Skinner realises that someone is in deadly earnest.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good story

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Murmuring the Judges

    • Bob Skinner, Book 8
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    In Edinburgh's old Parliament House, an armed robbery trial is about to take a macabre turn. While the lawyers tussle over the evidence, the judge suddenly collapses in mortal agony--the victim of an apparent heart attack.

    Regular price: $27.68

    • Skinner's Ghosts

    • Bob Skinner, Book 7
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner could be forgiven for thinking that someone is out to get him. With his marriage already on the rocks, he suddenly finds his private life plastered across the pages of a tabloid. And then a woman already linked to Skinner by tragedy is found dead, with her young son a kidnap victim. Skinner finds himself at the centre of a deadly maze of conspiracy and unless he can clear his name he stands to lose everything.

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Skinner's Mission

    • Bob Skinner, Book 6
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    When an Edinburgh car showroom is torched, leaving a charred body among the burnt-out luxury cars, Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner wonders if a life of crime has finally caught up with one of the city's most elusive villains. But the corpse turns out not to be that of Jackie Charles, the owner of the showroom, but his wife Carole. Skinner now finds himself on the same side as his old enemy. However, Skinner's number one priority is a murder much closer to home.

    Regular price: $16.31

    • Skinner's Trail

    • Bob Skinner, Book 3
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    First the joyous birth of Skinner’s son… Then the grim reality of murder in ones of Edinburgh’s prosperous suburbs. A man has been found knifed in a luxury villa. The victim had run a chain of launderettes, saunas and pubs throughout the city, but for some time the police suspected these to be the front for a drug-distribution network.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Get rid of the baby! And the accents!

    • By Julie Jones on 08-04-13

    Regular price: $16.31

    • A Brush with Death

    • Bob Skinner, Book 29
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When millionaire Leo Speight is found poisoned at his Ayrshire mansion, Police Scotland has a tough case on its hands. The charismatic young Speight was a champion boxer with national hero status. A long list of lovers and friends stand to benefit from his estate. Did one of them decide to speed things up? Or was jealousy or rivalry the motive? Suspecting links to organised crime, the Security Service wants to stay close to the investigation. They have just the man to send in: ex-Chief Constable Bob Skinner.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • State Secrets

    • Bob Skinner, Book 28
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Former Chief Constable Bob Skinner is long out of the police force, but trouble has a habit of following him around. So it is that he finds himself in the Palace of Westminster as a shocking act befalls the nation. Hours before the Prime Minster is due to make a controversial statement, she is discovered in her office with a letter opener driven through her skull. Is the act political? Personal? Or even one of terror? Skinner is swiftly enlisted by the Security Service to lead the investigation.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Skinner's Festival

    • Bob Skinner, Book 2
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Every August thousands of tourists and performers flood into Edinburgh for its famous festival. But this year, on the very first day, an explosion rocks Princes Street, and a man is killed. A few hours later, a threatening letter is delivered to the Secretary of State – apparently from a freedom group – demanding political separation from England. Assistant Chief Constable Bob Skinner, head of CID, quickly assembles his team, with SAS backup.

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Hour of Darkness

    • Bob Skinner, Book 24
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    The body of a murdered woman is found washed up on Cramond Island near the mouth of the River Forth. Days later detectives are called to a flat in Edinburgh; the kitchen is covered in blood, and the occupier is missing. When the name of the woman from Cramond Island is revealed, it stirs unwelcome memories for those who knew her, Chief Constable Bob Skinner most of all. Now based in Glasgow, he has no reason to become involved in the linked cases.

    Regular price: $23.55

    • A Rush of Blood

    • Bob Skinner, Book 20
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The horrific suicide of a successful Lithuanian entrepreneur shocks newly appointed Chief Constable Bob Skinner and his colleagues. Why would a man with everything to live for take his own life? As enquiries begin, a mystery girl, drugged and incoherent, is dumped in a health centre by a mysterious Galahad, who promptly disappears. Who is she, who is he, and where has he gone? Is it coincidence that most of the massage parlours in the city have suddenly closed overnight?

    Regular price: $17.34

    • Pray for the Dying

    • Bob Skinner, Book 23
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    The killing was an expert hit. Three shots through the head, as the lights dimmed at a celebrity concert in Glasgow. A most public crime, and Edinburgh Chief Constable Bob Skinner is right in the centre of the storm. The crisis finds Skinner, his private life shattered by the shocking end of his marriage, taking a step that he had sworn he never would. Tasked by Scotland's First Minister with the investigation, he finds himself quickly uncovering some very murky deeds...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great Scottish Police Procedural!

    • By helen on 11-10-13

    Regular price: $16.83

    • Skinner's Ordeal

    • Bob Skinner, Book 5
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A plane explodes mid-flight and plunges to disaster from the Scottish skies, the British and American defence secretaries among the victims. Now Edinburgh’s Deputy Chief Constable Bob Skinner must lead the most high-profile investigation of his career. The means of destruction is apparent from the start, but the investigation quickly grows more puzzling. When Skinner himself is wrenched from the case, his colleagues struggle with the mass of clues while he fights for his life, trapped with the secret horrors of his past.

    Regular price: $16.83

    • Funeral Note

    • Bob Skinner, Book 22
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce, Annie Aldington, Seán Barrett, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    After a tip-off, a man's body is exhumed from a shallow grave in Edinburgh. Murder surely, yet he died from natural causes, so, case closed? Indeed was there ever a case? But Chief Constable Skinner and his people keep on digging. Who was the man, why was he buried so reverentially, and by whom? Meanwhile corruption is discovered within the force, and an investigation launched.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • FUNERAL NOTE

    • By LILLIBET on 08-04-14

    Regular price: $16.31

    • Fatal Last Words

    • Bob Skinner, Book 19
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    It's August and the Edinburgh International Book Festival is in full swing. The world of books is focused on Charlotte Square Gardens, so it's a considerable embarrassment when a successful crime writer, and key member of the Scottish Parliament, is found dead in the author tent. But is it natural causes? DCC Bob Skinner, on the edge of a career-defining moment, doesn't need this in his life.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Colourless and limited

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-24-10

    Regular price: $20.96

    • Aftershock

    • Bob Skinner, Book 18
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Still reeling from the tragic death of their much-loved colleague, Skinner's men are about to discover that a disturbed serial killer is still at large and very close to home. DCC Bob Skinner and his men get a call informing them that the body of a young woman has been found on a golf course. The way she has been laid out is uncannily familiar; the body has been "composed", just like the bodies of three other young women in a previous case. Could it be the work of a copycat killer?

    Regular price: $29.07

    • Fallen Gods

    • Bob Skinner, Book 13
    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The heat is on for DCC Bob Skinner. His career hangs by a thread, as a recent illness has given his enemies a weapon to use against him. A body found in the detritus of a flood is identified as the hated brother whose existence he has kept hidden for years. And an incendiary device destroys a valuable painting in the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. As Skinner and his team tackle these crises, his wife Sarah, recovering from the loss of her parents, finds comfort with an old college lover.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Gathering Storm

    • By: Maggie Craig
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Edinburgh, Yuletide 1743. Seconded back from the wars in Europe to captain the city’s town guard, Robert Catto fears his covert mission to assess the strength of the Jacobite threat will force him to confront the past he tries so hard to forget. Christian Rankeillor, known as Kirsty; her surgeon-apothecary father; and his apprentice, Jamie, are committed supporters of the Stuart cause.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good novel of the beginnings of the 1745 rebellion

    • By mmm on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $23.54

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