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  • The Long Night: A True Story | Ernst Israel Bornstein

    The Long Night: A True Story

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ernst Israel Bornstein
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    The Long Night is Ernst Israel Bornstein's first-hand account of what he witnessed in seven concentration camps. Written with remarkable insight and raw emotion, The Long Night paints a portrait of human psychology in the darkest of times. Bornstein tells the stories of those who did all they could do to withstand physical and psychological torture, starvation, and sickness, and openly describes those who were forced to inflict suffering on others.

    Jim says: "Captivating!"
  • José Mourinho: Up Close & Personal | Robert Beasley

    José Mourinho: Up Close & Personal

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert Beasley
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Mourinho is both a sumptuous celebration of The Special One's managerial career so far, and an enigmatic insight into his unique brand of football wisdom and philosophy. In the legendary manager's very first audiobook, and in his own images and captions, José Mourinho charts the peaks and troughs of the opening 15 years of what has been a stellar rise to the summit of the global game.

    Caner Tek says: "journalist point of view"
  • The Real Global Warming Disaster: Is the Obsession with 'Climate Change' Turning Out to Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder in History? | Christopher Booker

    The Real Global Warming Disaster: Is the Obsession with 'Climate Change' Turning Out to Be the Most Costly Scientific Blunder in History?

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Christopher Booker
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    This original audiobook considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global warming, and how today this has persuaded politicians to land us with what promises to be the biggest bill in history. Christopher Booker interweaves the science of global warming with that of its growing political consequences, showing how just when the politicians are threatening to change our Western way of life beyond recognition, the scientific evidence behind the global warming theory is being challenged like never before.

    Erik says: "Finally, an explanation."
  • The Far Side of the World: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 10 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Far Side of the World: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is still the War of 1812 and Jack Aubrey - with his tetchy, sardonic friend Stephen Maturin - has set course across the South Atlantic to intercept a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. If they do not come up with her before she rounds the Horn, they must follow her into the Great South Sea and as far across the Pacific as she may lead them.

  • Treason's Harbour: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 9 | Patrick O'Brian

    Treason's Harbour: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the centre stage; for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's intelligence network is compromised. Maturin's cunning is the sole bulwark against sabotage of Aubrey's daring mission. All of Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea.

  • The Commodore: (Vol. Book 17) | Patrick O'Brian

    The Commodore: (Vol. Book 17)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Having survived a long and desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances. For Jack it is a happy homecoming, at least initially, but for Stephen it is disastrous: his little daughter appears to be autistic, incapable of speech or contact, while his wife, Diana, unable to bear this situation, has disappeared, her house being looked after by the widowed Clarissa Oakes.

    Simon says: "Still going strong"
  • The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind | A. C. Grayling

    The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By A. C. Grayling
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    The Age of Genius explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of the 17th century in Europe. It was a time of creativity unparalleled in history before or since, from science to the arts, from philosophy to politics. Acclaimed philosopher and historian A. C. Grayling points to three primary factors that led to the rise of vernacular (popular) languages in philosophy, theology, science, and literature.

    Gary says: "Today is a function of the 17th century"
  • Britain's War: Volume 1, Into Battle, 1937-1941 | Daniel Todman

    Britain's War: Volume 1, Into Battle, 1937-1941

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Daniel Todman
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    The most terrible emergency in Britain's history, the Second World War, required an unprecedented national effort. An exhausted country had to fight an unexpectedly long war and found itself much diminished amongst the victors. The outcome of the war was nonetheless a triumph, not least for a political system that proved well adapted to the demands of a total conflict and for a population who had to make many sacrifices but who were spared most of the horrors experienced in the rest of Europe.

    dell992 says: "Great Performance, Biased with out a warning!"
  • The Ionian Mission: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 8 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Ionian Mission: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain, commanding a line-of-battle ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate action of his early days.... A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek islands. All his old skills of seamanship - and luck when fighting against odds - come triumphantly into their own as the story concludes with some fierce and thrilling action.

  • Post Captain: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 2 | Patrick O'Brian

    Post Captain: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    This tale begins with Jack Aubrey arriving home from his exploits in the Mediterranean to find England at peace following the Treaty of Amiens. He and his friend Stephen Maturin, surgeon and secret agent, begin to live the lives of country gentlemen, hunting, entertaining, and enjoying amorous adventures. Their comfortable existence, however, is cut short when Jack is overnight reduced to a pauper with enough debts to keep him in prison for life. He flees to the continent to seek refuge.

    jokeyjon says: "A brilliant series performed beatifully"
  • Overture to Death | Ngaio Marsh

    Overture to Death

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. But its execution was doomed when Miss Campanula sat down to play. A chord was struck, a shot rang out and Miss Campanula was dead. A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.

    Sally Dobbs says: "A thoroughly entertaining read."
  • The American Lover | Rose Tremain

    The American Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Rose Tremain
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson, Ric Jerrom, Kate Rawson, and others
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    Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter’s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor.Rose Tremain awakens the senses in this diverse collection of short stories.

    Cariola says: "Mixed Bag (but the good stories are really good)"
  • Master and Commander: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 1 | Patrick O'Brian

    Master and Commander: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O’Brian’s now famous Aubrey-Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. It establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship’s surgeon and an intelligence agent. It displays the qualities which have put O’Brian far ahead of any of his competitors.

    Jefferson says: "Looking at the Sea with Loving Relish"
  • Colour Scheme | Ngaio Marsh

    Colour Scheme

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Maurice Questing was left to die in a pool of boiling mud. Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn knew that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he'd hated, the New Zealanders he'd despised or the Maoris he'd insulted. Even the spies he'd thwarted - if he wasn't a spy himself.

    Bethany says: "Love, love, love this story"
  • The Yellow Admiral: The Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 18 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Yellow Admiral: The Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey in The Yellow Admiral, Patrick O'Brian's best-selling novel and eighteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Aubrey, now a considerable though impoverished landowner, has dimmed his prospects at the admiralty by his erratic voting as a member of Parliament; he is feuding with his neighbor, a man with strong navy connections who wants to enclose the common land between their estates.

  • Fascinating Footnotes from History | Giles Milton

    Fascinating Footnotes from History

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Giles Milton
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Fascinating Footnotes From History details 100 of the quirkiest historical nuggets - eye-stretching stories that sound like fiction but are 100 percent fact. There is Hiroo Onoda, the lone Japanese soldier still fighting the Second World War in 1974; Agatha Christie, who mysteriously disappeared for 11 days in 1926; and Werner Franz, a cabin boy on the Hindenburg who lived to tell the tale when it was engulfed in flames in 1937.

    Ingibjörg Kolbeins says: "Fascinating"
  • Spinsters in Jeopardy | Ngaio Marsh

    Spinsters in Jeopardy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ngaio Marsh
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    A classic Ngaio Marsh mystery thriller combining drugs and sacrifice. High in the mountains stands the magnificent Saracen fortress, home of the mysterious Mr. Oberon, leader of a coven of witches. It is not the historic castle, however, that intrigues Roderick Alleyn, on holiday with his family, but the suspicion that a huge drugs ring operates from within its ancient portals. But before the holiday is over, someone else has stumbled upon the secret.

    Miranda says: "One of the best I have read so far."
  • The Shadow Master | Craig Cormick

    The Shadow Master

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Craig Cormick
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    In a land riven with plague, in the infamous Walled City, two families vie for control – the Medicis with their genius inventor Leonardo; the Lorraines with Galileo, the most brilliant alchemist of his generation.And when two star-crossed lovers, one from either house, threaten the status quo, a third, shadowy power – one that forever seems a step ahead of all of the familial warring – plots and schemes, and bides its time, ready for the moment to attack…

  • H.M.S. Surprise: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 3 | Patrick O'Brian

    H.M.S. Surprise: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    H.M.S. Surprise, the third in O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin series, follows the variable fortunes of Captain Jack Aubrey's career in Nelson's navy, as he attempts to hold his ground against admirals, colleagues, and the enemy, and accepts a commission to convey a British ambassador to the East Indies. The voyage leads him and his friend Stephen Maturin to the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and through the archipelago of Spice Islands where the French have superiority.

    Katy says: "A well spoken story."
  • Dark Corners | Ruth Rendell

    Dark Corners

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    When his father dies, Carl Martin, a philosophy graduate and struggling novelist, inherits a house in a trendy London neighborhood. Carl needs cash, however, so he rents the upstairs room and kitchen to the first person he interviews, Dermot McKinnon. That was colossal mistake number one. Mistake number two was keeping his father's bizarre collection of homeopathic "cures" that he found in the medicine cabinet, including a stash of controversial diet pills.

    Love Good Mysteries says: "Boring"
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