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  • A Little History of Philosophy | Nigel Warburton

    A Little History of Philosophy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Nigel Warburton
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it.

    Eric says: "Good Listen"
  • Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion | Alain de Botton

    Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Alain de Botton
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The boring debate between fundamentalist believers and non-believers is finally moved on by Alain de Botton's inspiring new book, which boldly argues that the supernatural claims of religion are of course entirely false - and yet that religions still have important things to teach the secular world.

    John W. B. says: "A valuable resource for believers"
  • Six Stories | Matt Wesolowski

    Six Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Matt Wesolowski
    • Narrated By Tim Bruce, Helen Johns, Leighton Pugh, and others
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    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.

    Jodie Esler says: "Very cleverly written"
  • Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906 | David Cannadine

    Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Cannadine
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    To live in 19th-century Britain was to experience an astonishing series of changes, of a kind for which there was simply no precedent. There were revolutions in transport, communication and work; cities grew vast; and scientific ideas made the intellectual landscape unrecognisable. This was an exhilarating time but also a horrifying one. In his new book, David Cannadine has created a bold, fascinating new interpretation of the British 19th century in all its energy and dynamism, darkness and vice.

    Max Shafer-landau says: "Blandly toeing the line between macro and micro"
  • Broken Silence: Silence, Book 2 | Natasha Preston

    Broken Silence: Silence, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Natasha Preston
    • Narrated By Anne-Marie Piazza, Kris Dyer
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    It has been four years since Oakley, her mum, and her brother fled to Australia. With the trials looming, she makes the decision to return to England. Oakley is desperate for closure so she can put the past behind her and move on with her life. How will she cope when she comes face to face with the two people who hurt her the most and the one person she hurt the most? Her love for Cole never faded, but how will he react to her return after so long?

    Dawn says: "Nicely written"
  • Silence: Silence, Book 1 | Natasha Preston

    Silence: Silence, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Natasha Preston
    • Narrated By Anne-Marie Piazza, Kris Dyer
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    For 11 years Oakley Farrell has been silent. At the age of five, she stopped talking, and no one seems to know why. Refusing to communicate beyond a few physical actions, Oakley remains in her own little world. Bullied at school, she has just one friend, Cole Benson. Cole stands by her, refusing to believe that she is not perfect the way she is. Over the years they have developed their own version of a normal friendship. However, will it still work as they start to grow even closer?

    Dawn says: "Hearing story from 2 people was very entertaining."
  • The Negotiation Book: Your Definitive Guide to Successful Negotiating | Steve Gates

    The Negotiation Book: Your Definitive Guide to Successful Negotiating

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Steve Gates
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    Negotiation is one of the most important skills in business. No other skill will give you a better chance of optimising your success and your organisation’s success. Every time you negotiate, you are looking for an increased advantage. This book delivers it: From planning, dynamics and strategies, to psychology, tactics and behaviours, nothing will put you in a stronger position to build capability, build negotiation strategies and facilitate negotiations through to successful conclusions.

    Philo says: "A bit plodding and limpid, but has useful info"
  • Rotherweird | Andrew Caldecott

    Rotherweird

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Andrew Caldecott
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    Rotherweird is a twisted, arcane murder-mystery with shades of Deborah Harkness, Hope Mirrlees and Ben Aaronovitch, Mervyn Peake and Edward Gorey at their disturbing best. The town of Rotherweird stands alone - there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant-garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird's independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history.

  • The King Must Die | Mary Renault

    The King Must Die

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Mary Renault
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The epic of Thesus, the boy-king of Eleusis, ritually preordained to die after one year of marriage to the sacred queen but who defies God's decree and claims his inheritance - the throne of Athens. This re-creation of a Greek myth is written by the author of The Last of the Wine.

    J. Brinkman says: "Astounding"
  • Wylding Hall | Elizabeth Hand

    Wylding Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Hand
    • Narrated By Jennifer Woodward, John Telfer, Dan Morgan, and others
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    In the aftermath of the mysterious death of their lead singer, the young members of a now-legendary British acid folk band hole up at Wylding Hall, an ancient English country house with its own dark secrets. There they record Wylding Hall, the album that makes their reputation but at a terrifying cost when Julian Blake, their new lead singer, disappears within the mansion and is never seen again.

    Micheline Saucier says: "Spooky, short, and fun "
  • A Cold Case | Peter Turnbull

    A Cold Case

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Peter Turnbull
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    Maurice Mundy, recently retired detective constable at the Metropolitan Police, has returned to join Scotland Yard's Cold Case Review Team. Ten years ago a 12-year-old boy was murdered, his body left floating in a nearby pond. A second look at the case soon reveals that a sex worker was also murdered nearby on the same night. Known as a loose cannon who doesn't always play by the rules, Mundy is in danger of ruffling more than a few feathers as he probes deeper into the events of that fateful night.

  • See How They Run | Tom Bale

    See How They Run

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Tom Bale
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    It's often said that when tragedy strikes, the victims were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But not Harry and Alice French. Assaulted by masked men looking for a mysterious package and a man named Renshaw, Alice and Harry manage to convince them that there has been a terrible mix-up. But nothing prepares Alice and Harry for the web they find themselves trapped in after their assailants leave. Especially as Alice hasn't been completely honest.

    Mark says: "What a dreadful book. One of the worst so called 'thrillers' I've ever laboured through."
  • The Man Who Died | Antti Tuomainen,David Hackston

    The Man Who Died

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Antti Tuomainen, David Hackston
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he's dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful roller-coaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists.

  • The Mammoth Book of the Jack the Ripper | Maxim Jakubowski

    The Mammoth Book of the Jack the Ripper

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Maxim Jakubowski
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    This audiobook focuses on the countless theories that have been put forward with regard to the identity of the notorious Victorian serial killer and offers an extensive section presenting all the known facts in the case. It included 30 essays by the most famous, often controversial Ripperologists putting forward their own theories. It remains one of the few audiobooks to offer a series of alternative solutions to Jack the Ripper's identity and the truth behind the Whitechapel murders.

  • Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain | George Mahood

    Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By George Mahood
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    The plan is simple. George and Ben have three weeks to cycle 1000 miles from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland. There's just one small problem - they have no bikes, no clothes, no food, and no money. Setting off in just a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, they attempt to rely on the generosity of the British public for everything from food to accommodation, clothes to shoes, and bikes to beer.

    Frederick Bates says: "Frededick needs this book in Whispersync for Voice"
  • The Intrusions | Stav Sherez

    The Intrusions

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Stav Sherez
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    When a distressed young woman arrives at their station claiming her friend has been abducted, and that the man threatened to come back and 'claim her next', detectives Carrigan and Miller are thrust into a terrifying new world of stalking and obsession. Under scrutiny themselves, and with old foes and enmities resurfacing, how long will Carrigan and Miller have to find out the truth behind what these two women have been subjected to?

  • The Idea in You: How to Find It, Build It, and Change Your Life | Martin Amor,Alex Pellew

    The Idea in You: How to Find It, Build It, and Change Your Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Martin Amor, Alex Pellew
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    Do you have an idea in you? A hobby, a project, a product...something that could change your life? The Idea in You is a bulletproof system for finding the right idea and shaping it in to a success - on your own terms. With advice from the people behind the likes of Pizza Pilgrims, Parkrun and Decoded, The Idea in You will show you what to expect, how to think and what to do when launching your own venture.

  • Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry | B. S. Johnson

    Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By B. S. Johnson
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    Christie Malry is a simple man. As a young accounts clerk at a confectionery factory in London, he learns the principles of double-entry bookkeeping. Frustrated by the petty injustices that beset his life - particularly those caused by the behaviour of authority figures - he determines a unique way to settle his grievances: a system of moral double-entry bookkeeping.

  • Flip the Switch: Achieve Extraordinary Things with Simple Changes to How You Think | Jez Rose

    Flip the Switch: Achieve Extraordinary Things with Simple Changes to How You Think

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jez Rose
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    A hilarious argument for change from international behavior expert Jez Rose. Do you ever wonder why achieving results is such a struggle? Do you want that to change? Let Jez show you how to train your brain differently by uncovering strategies used by some of the most successful people in the world.

    WindowPane says: "Narration is dreadful."
  • The Bull from The Sea | Mary Renault

    The Bull from The Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Mary Renault
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
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    This second instalment in the story of the legendary hero begins with Theseus' triumphant return from Crete after slaying the Minotaur. Having freed the city of Athens from the onerous tribute demanded by the ruler of Knossos - the sacrifice of noble youths and maidens to the appetite of the Labyrinth's monster - Theseus has returned home to find his father dead and himself the new king. But his adventures have only just begun: He still must confront the Amazons; capture their queen, Hippolyta; and face the tragic results of Phaedra's jealous rage.

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