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    • Berlin Game

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Long-awaited reissue of the first part of the classic spy trilogy, Game, Set, and Match, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world. East is East and West is West - and they meet in Berlin. He was the best source the Department ever had, but now he desperately wanted to come over the Wall. ‘Brahms Four' was certain a high-ranking mole was set to betray him. There was only one Englishman he trusted any more: someone from the old days.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The first book in a brilliant Cold War spy series

    • By Milan on 09-15-14

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Trevor White, Saskia Reeves, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Down-and-out drunk Terry Lennox has a problem: his millionaire wife is dead and he needs to get out of LA fast. So he turns to his only friend in the world: Philip Marlowe, Private Investigator. He’s willing to help a man down on his luck, but later, Lennox commits suicide in Mexico and things start to turn nasty. Marlowe finds himself drawn into a sordid crowd of adulterers and alcoholics in LA’s Idle Valley, where the rich are suffering one big suntanned hangover. Marlowe is sure Lennox didn’t kill his wife, but how many more stiffs will turn up before he gets to the truth?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Way To Spend One & A Half Hours

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $10.66

    • Black Heart

    • Detective Dan Riley, Book 1
    • By: Anna-Lou Weatherley
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When Nigel Baxter, a middle-aged married banker with an unremarkable past, is found dead in the bath of a plush hotel suite, his wrists slit, it looks as if he's taken his own life. At first. But when Detective Inspector Daniel Riley is assigned to the case, he soon realises all isn't as it first appears to be. When a postmortem shows Baxter was poisoned, Riley suspects foul play. And then there's the odd addition of a teddy bear left at the crime scene....

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Spy Hook

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    The long-awaited reissue of the first part of the classic spy trilogy, Hook, Line and Sinker, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world. Working for the Department was like marriage is supposed to be--"'til death do us part"--but the Department is really not like that, and neither are many marriages, including that of Bernard Samson. The cool and cynical field agent of the Game, Set and Match trilogy has grown older and wiser.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • God story at times too drawn out

    • By Thomas Sheppard on 06-25-15

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Spy Line

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    The long-awaited reissue of the second part of the classic spy trilogy Hook, Line and Sinker, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world. Berlin-Kreuzberg: winter 1987. Through these grey streets, many people are hunting for Bernard Samson - London's field agent. He is perhaps the only man who both sides would be equally pleased to be rid of. But for Bernard, the city of his childhood holds innumerable grim hiding places for a spy on the run.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cold War Spy story that tells its tales without

    • By Eli on 05-08-16

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Raymond Chandler: Poodle Springs (Dramatised)

    • By: Raymond Chandler, Robert B Parker
    • Narrated by: Toby Stephens, Lorelei King, Stephen Campbell Moore, and others
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    A brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a classic Raymond Chandler mystery featuring private eye, Philip Marlowe. Marlowe is now married, living in the resort town of Poodle Springs. Once again, he sets himself up as an investigator and soon finds himself in the middle of blackmail and murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • These BBC performances were really well done!!!

    • By Gregytect on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $10.33

    • Spy Sinker

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The long-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy Hook, Line and Sinker, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world. Bernard Samson is surrounded by puzzles and none more complex than Fiona, his wife and the mother of his children. But as a mystery, she is by no means alone. Can a man love two women at the same time? Can a man serve two masters? Tessa Kosinski, Bernard's socialite sister-in-law, is not the 'other woman'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen

    • By Mary on 06-30-15

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Winter: A Berlin Family, 1899-1945

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 24 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Epic prelude to the classic spy trilogy Game, Set and Match that follows the fortunes of a German dynasty during two world wars. Winter takes us into a large and complex family drama, into the lives of two German brothers - both born close upon the turn of the century, both so caught up in the currents of history that their story is one with the story of their country, from the Kaiser's heyday through Hitler's rise and fall.

    Regular price: $34.12

    • Faith

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Bernard Samson returns to Berlin in the first novel in the classic spy trilogy, Faith, Hope and Charity. Bernard has known that he is not getting the full picture from London Central ever since discovering that his wife, Fiona, was a double agent. Werner Volkmann has been cast out by London Central as untrustworthy. Yet Werner still seems able to pick up information that Bernard should have been told.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • SS-GB

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In February 1941 British Command surrendered to the Nazis. Churchill has been executed, the King is in the Tower and the SS are in Whitehall…For nine months Britain has been occupied - a blitzed, depressed and dingy country. However, it's ‘business as usual' at Scotland Yard run by the SS when Detective Inspector Archer is assigned to a routine murder case. Life must go on.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • The Ipcress File

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Len Deighton's classic first novel, whose protagonist is a nameless spy - later christened Harry Palmer and made famous worldwide in the iconic 1960s film starring Michael Caine. The Ipcress File was not only Len Deighton's first novel, it was his first best seller and the story that broke the mould of thriller writing. For the working class narrator, an apparently straightforward mission to find a missing biochemist becomes a journey to the heart of a dark and deadly conspiracy.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Mexico Set

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Long-awaited reissue of the second part of the classic spy trilogy, Game, Set and Match, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world. A lot of people had plans for Bernard Samson…When they spotted Erich Stinnes in Mexico City, it was obvious that Bernard Samson was the right man to ‘enrol' him. With his domestic life a shambles and his career heading towards disaster, Bernard needed to prove his reliability. and he knew Stinnes already - Bernard had been interrogated by him in East Berlin.

    Regular price: $15.45

    • London Match

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Long-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy GAME, SET and MATCH when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world. The spy who's in the clear doesn't exist... Bernard Samson hoped they'd put Elvira Miller behind bars. She said she had been stupid, but it didn't cut any ice with Bernard. She was a KGB-trained agent and stupidity was no excuse. There was one troubling thing about Mrs Miller's confession - something about two codewords where there should have been one.

    Regular price: $15.45

    • Heroes of the South Atlantic

    • SAS Operation
    • By: Shaun Clarke
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But can the SAS prevent British Task Force being destroyed by exocet missiles? It is 1982, and a brutal, bloody war is being waged as British forces try to battle the Argentinians into surrendering the Falkland Islands. As the fighting continues, it becomes clear to British Task Force commanders that they will need to call upon the help of the legendary Special Air Service - the SAS!

    Regular price: $8.77

    • Funeral in Berlin

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    A ferociously cool Cold War thriller from the author of The Ipcress File. Len Deighton's third novel has become a classic, as compelling and suspenseful now as when it first exploded on to the best seller lists. In Berlin, where neither side of the wall is safe, Colonel Stok of Red Army Security is prepared to sell an important Russian scientist to the West - for a price....

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Birkett and the Blind Soldier

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Caroline Stafford, David Stafford
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh, Neil Dudgeon, Bonnie Engstrom, and others
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The casebook of Norman Birkett KC (1883-1962) covers pretty much every story that entertained the readers of News of the World between the wars. Birkett was a busy man who, in those days before legal specialisation, could at any one time be dealing simultaneously with a juicy murder, a society divorce or a livid libel action. In this episode, a blind WWI veteran, accused of murdering his wife, is defended by the celebrated advocate.

    Regular price: $8.53

    • Birkett and the Red Stains on the Carpet

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Caroline Stafford, David Stafford
    • Narrated by: James Lailey, Neil Dudgeon, Bonnie Engstrom, and others
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Norman Birkett, the most celebrated advocate of the inter-war years, defends a doctor accused of murdering and dismembering his wife and maid. Starring Neil Dudgeon as Birkett, with Bonnie Engstrom, Alun Raglan, Adam Billington, Sagar Arya, Gerard McDermott, James Lailey, Rikki Lawton, Christopher Webster, Victoria Inez Hardy and Alex Rivers. Written by Caroline and David Stafford.

    Regular price: $8.53

    • Best Interests

    • A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
    • By: Sasha Hails
    • Narrated by: Peter Polycarpou, Gerard McDermott, Jonathan Forbes Forbes, and others
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Two new dramas which get inside the emotional realities of dealing with ethical dilemmas. When a confused young man with no I.D. and a Doctor Who fixation is brought into hospital, the staff have clear rules about how decisions can be made on his behalf. But when he starts to make his own wishes clear, are they right to listen? Starring Gunnar Cauthery, Clare Perkins, Simon Bubb, and Carl Prekopp.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Bird Lady 147 on 04-25-15

    Regular price: $8.26

    • Horse Under Water

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The dead hand of a long-defeated Nazi Third Reich reaches out to Portugal, London and Marrakech in Deighton's second novel, featuring the same anonymous narrator and milieu of The Ipcress File, but finds Dawlish now head of the secret British Intelligence unit, WOOC(P). The detail is frightening but unfaultable; the story as up to date as ever it was. The un-named hero of The Ipcress File the same: Insolent, fallible, capricious - in other words, human.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Hope

    • By: Len Deighton
    • Narrated by: James Lailey
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Bernard Samson returns to Berlin in the second novel in the classic spy trilogy, Faith, Hope and Charity. Bernard is trying hard to readjust his life in the face of questions about his wife, Fiona, and her defection to the East. Is she the brilliant highflier that her department seems to think she is? Or is she a spent force, a wife and mother unwilling or unable to face her domestic responsibilities?

    Regular price: $16.77

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