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    • The Town House

    • By: Norah Lofts
    • Narrated by: Juliet Prague, Martyn Read
    • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    "It was in the first week of October in the year 1391 that I first came face to face with the man who owned me… the man whose lightest word was to us, his villeins, weightier than the King’s law or the edicts of our Holy Father…” So began the story of Martin Reed - a serf whose resentment of the automatic rule of his feudal lord finally flared into open defiance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite author

    • By Karie on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $24.99

    • Soft Target

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 2
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    When a group of armed police in an elite unit turn maverick and start to rip off drug dealers at gunpoint, undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd is given his most dangerous mission so far. Shepherd is ordered to infiltrate the tight-knit team, to gain their confidence and, ultimately, to betray them. Facing men with guns is nothing new for the former SAS trooper, but it's the first time he's had to investigate his own. And the job couldn't have come at a worse time for him. As Shepherd finds himself in the firing line, he has to decide exactly where his loyalties lie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story

    • By Lina on 01-30-15

    Regular price: $16.83

    • Free Radical: A Memoir

    • By: Vince Cable
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Vince Cable is best known as ‘the undisputed heavyweight champion of the credit crunch in Parliament’ (Robert Peston), revered for his prescience and authority on the world economic crisis. But his journey to become Britain’s most respected politician has been long, circuitous and sometimes very painful. In this memoir he tells that story for the first time.'Free Radical' is a candid book, written with wit and great insight.

    Regular price: $26.30

    • Hot Blood

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Dan "Spider" Shepherd is used to putting his life on the line. It goes with the turf when you're an undercover cop. Now working for the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Shepherd is pitting his wits against the toughest criminals in the country. But when the man who once saved his life is kidnapped in the badlands of Iraq, Shepherd has to decide whether his loyalties lie with his country, his career, or his friend.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Narrator

    • By Barbara on 07-05-07

    Regular price: $26.71

    • The House at Old Vine

    • By: Norah Lofts
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read, Julieet Prague
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The House at Old Vine is the second in a trilogy of novels by Norah Lofts about the inhabitants of a Suffolk house from the late 14th century to the middle of the 20th.

    Covering the turbulent years of 1496 to 1680, it follows six generations of the descendants of Martin Reed, who founded the "House" dynasty through his act of rebellion in The Town House, through persecution, war, and revolution, from the era of Christopher Columbus to the Restoration of Charles II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and compelling

    • By Susan on 07-24-17

    Regular price: $24.26

    • Cold Kill

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 3
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    People smuggling, counterfeit currency, and attempted murder: It’s all in a day’s work for undercover cop Dan "Spider" Shepherd. But what starts as a run-of-the-mill investigation quickly turns into a matter of life and death when he uncovers a terrorist cell on a mission of death and destruction. With the clock ticking, Shepherd and his colleagues realise that to avoid catastrophe, they have to be even more merciless than the terrorists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Lina on 02-07-15

    Regular price: $16.83

    • The Double Tap

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The Assassin - the world’s most successful contract killer. Ice cool, accurate, and elusive. An anonymous professional with a unique calling card - one bullet in the head and one in the chest for each of his targets. An ex-member of the SAS, Mike Cramer is the perfect sacrificial bait. When the FBI discover the next name on the assassin’s hit list, Cramer is set up to take his place. But Cramer’s past has caught up with him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read

    • By Dustin H on 01-22-18

    Regular price: $18.33

    • The Long Shot

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The plan is so complex, the target so well protected that the three snipers have to rehearse the killing in the seclusion of the Arizona desert. Cole Howard of the FBI knows he has only days to prevent the audacious assassination. But he doesn’t know who the target is or where the crack marksmen will strike. Former SAS sergeant Mike Cramer is also on the trail, infiltrating the Irish community in New York as he tracks down Mary Hennessy, the ruthless killer who tore his life apart.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst Narration Ever

    • By Corey P. Riddle on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $19.07

    • The House at Sunset

    • By: Norah Lofts
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read, Juliet Prague
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    "At the age of seven I was a skilful pickpocket. I could sew neatly, write a tolerable hand, make a curtsey and a correct introduction, dance a little and play simple tunes on the harpsichord.” This was the London life of Felicity Hatton in 1740 – until chance sent her back to the House, first as a pauper, later to become its mistress – a strange eccentric mistress whose choice of husband was as unorthodox as her manner of living.

    Regular price: $29.13

    • Hard Landing

    • Dan Shepherd, Book 1
    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    As a detective working for an elite undercover squad, Dan "Spider" Shepherd has lied, cheated, and conned in order to bring Britain's most wanted criminals to justice. When a powerful drugs baron starts to kill off witnesses to his crimes, Shepherd is given his most dangerous assignment yet. He has to go undercover in a top-security prison - a world where one wrong move will mean certain death. Playing his role to perfection, Shepherd gambles everything to move in on his quarry - only to realise that the man he is set to trap is even more dangerous than the police anticipated.…

    Regular price: $16.83

    • The Birthday Girl

    • By: Stephen Leather
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Tony Freeman rescued Mersiha when she was fighting for her life in war-torn Yugoslavia. Now she is his adopted daughter, the perfect all-American girl - and the past is another country. Or so it seems. But Mersiha has been trained to kill. And when she discovers that Freeman’s company is subject to a sinister takeover bid, she decides to help. Whatever the risks. The consequences of her actions are lethal - for Mersiha has unearthed a conspiracy of terrifying proportions.…

    Regular price: $16.83

    • President Down

    • By: Terence Strong
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Former intelligence officer and one-time instructor at the British Army School of Sniping, Phil Mason is struggling to make ends meet as a private investigator when he's contacted by his former MI5 liaison officer. The overstretched security service needs all the help it can get hunting down members of al-Qaeda terror cells in the UK - and Mason needs the cash. But in the murky intelligence world, nothing is what it seems.

    Regular price: $23.55

    • The Night Following

    • By: Morag Joss
    • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck, Martyn Read, Anita Wright
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    On an April day, the wife of a doctor discovers that her husband has been having an affair. Moments later, driving along a country road, she fails to see retired teacher Ruth Mitchell up ahead, riding her bicycle. She hits her, killing her instantly. And drives away. Horrified by what she has done, she hides herself away by day, finding in darkness the solitude that enables her to confront her anguish. She turns her attention to Ruth's elderly husband. Arthur Mitchell does not realise at first that someone has begun watching him.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Magic Army

    • By: Leslie Thomas
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    The war, they said, would be over by Christmas. That was in 1939, and it is now January 1944. An exhausted Britain faces another year of conflict. Meanwhile, small coastal villages in Devon are facing an invasion from an army just as foreign as that of the Germans. The Americans are smart, well-fed and well-equipped, and they have swept the bewildered citizens of South Devon from their homes in deadly earnest rehearsal for D-Day.

    Regular price: $26.85

    • Wheels of Fire

    • By: Terence Strong
    • Narrated by: Martyn Read
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Summoned to war-torn Bosnia, ex-SAS officer Jeff Hawkins' main role is to keep UN aid convoys running at all costs. But his new company commander isn't up to the job and his colleague in Liaison is running his own agenda. The arrival of the winter snow brings another problem. It's vital that one huge convoy runs the gauntlet of fighting along the icy mountain roads, breaking the siege of Sarajevo with essential provisions and medical supplies before Christmas.

    Regular price: $24.99

    • The Girl in the Green Glass Mirror

    • By: Elizabeth McGregor
    • Narrated by: Clare Willie, Martyn Read
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    When art dealer Catherine Sergeant meets John Brigham, her view of the world has been shattered. Left by her husband Robert without explanation, she expects little from life. Apparently reclusive, John lives alone in a beautiful Arts and Crafts house on the edge of Dorset woodland, and has contacted Catherine's firm so that he may sell unwanted items. But when the two discover a mutual love of the haunting Victorian faerie artist Richard Dadd, their friendship rapidly deepens.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I give it 2 you may not think the same

    • By Julie on 05-14-10

    Regular price: $26.32