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    • A World Undone

    • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
    • By: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,582
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,567

    The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed 20 million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today. World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than 90 years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Overview of the "Overshadowed" War

    • By Andrew on 12-14-12
    • The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
    • By: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 27 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 05-24-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,790 ratings

    Regular price: $34.96

    • The Snowman

    • By: Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,345
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,343

    Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother - and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nesbo is the Cat and I am The Mouse

    • By Russell on 10-14-13

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Johannes Cabal the Detective

    • By: Jonathan L. Howard
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 908
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 772

    In this genre-twisting novel, infamous necromancer Johannes Cabal, after beating the Devil and being reunited with his soul, leads us on another raucous journey in a little-known corner of the world. This time he’s on the run from the local government.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Decent Successor to the First

    • By Ambrose on 10-08-12

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Troubled Man

    • A Kurt Wallander Mystery
    • By: Henning Mankell, Laurie Thompson - translator
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 689
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439

    Håkan von Enke, a retired naval officer, disappears during a walk in a forest near Stockholm. Wallander is not officially involved in the investigation, but he is personally affected—von Enke is his daughter’s father-in-law—and Wallander is soon interfering in matters that are not his responsibility. He is confounded by the information he uncovers, which hints at elaborate Cold War espionage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Somebody is not telling me the truth ..."

    • By Brendan on 08-02-12

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Redbreast

    • By: Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 16 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,879
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,569

    It is 1944: Daniel, a soldier, legendary among the Norwegians fighting the advance of Bolshevism on the Russian front, is killed. Two years later, a wounded soldier wakes up in a Vienna hospital. He becomes involved with a young nurse, the consequences of which will ripple forward to the turn of the next century. In 1999, Harry Hole, alone again after having caused an embarrassment in the line of duty, has been promoted to inspector and is lumbered with surveillance duties. He is assigned the task of monitoring neo-Nazi activities....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different For Nesbo, But Still Great

    • By Joe on 06-03-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Leopard

    • A Harry Hole Novel, Book 8
    • By: Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 21 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,912
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,645

    Two young women are found murdered in Oslo, both drowned in their own blood. Media coverage quickly reaches fever pitch: Could this be the work of a serial killer? The crime scenes offer no coherent clues, the police investigation is stalled, and the one man who might be able to help doesn't want to be found. Traumatized by his last case, Inspector Harry Hole has lost himself in the squalor of Hong Kong's opium dens. Yet when he is compelled, at last, to return to Norway - his father is dying - Harry's buried instincts begin to take over. Then a female MP is discovered brutally murdered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Tough Listen, an Irresistible Series

    • By Glenna H. on 01-09-12

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Phantom

    • By: Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,008
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,001

    When Harry left Oslo again for Hong Kong - fleeing the traumas of life as a cop - he thought he was there for good. But then the unthinkable happened. The son of the woman he loved, lost, and still loves is arrested for murder: Oleg, the boy Harry helped raise but couldn't help deserting when he fled. Harry has come back to prove that Oleg is not a killer. Barred from rejoining the police force, he sets out on a solitary, increasingly dangerous investigation that takes him deep into the world of the most virulent drug to ever hit the streets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Darker and Darker

    • By Steven on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Devil's Star

    • By: Jo Nesbø
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,326

    A young woman is murdered in her Oslo flat. One finger has been severed from her left hand, and behind her eyelid is secreted a tiny red diamond in the shape of a five-pointed star - a pentagram, the devil’s star. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with his long-time adversary Tom Waaler and initially wants no part in it. But Harry is already on notice to quit the force and is left with little alternative but to drag himself out of his alcoholic stupor and get to work. A wave of similar murders is on the horizon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New Steig Larsson? Hah! The new Raymond Chandler!

    • By JayAre on 12-12-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • C. S. Lewis - A Life

    • Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet
    • By: Alister E. McGrath
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis' death, celebrated Oxford don Dr. Alister McGrath presents us with a compelling and definitive portrait of the life of C. S. Lewis, the author of the well-known Narnia series. For more than half a century, C. S. Lewis’ Narnia series has captured the imaginations of millions. In C. S. Lewis - A Life, Dr. Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely path of this Oxford don, who spent his days teaching English literature to the brightest students in the world and his spare time writing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insights with the Benefit of Hindsight

    • By Seth H. Wilson on 01-03-14

    Regular price: $22.99

    • The Tiger's Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Tea Obreht
    • Narrated by: Susan Duerden, Robin Sachs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,082
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 760
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 759

    In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zóra begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards. Secrets hidden in the landscape itself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not entirely hype

    • By Michele Kellett on 09-28-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Tudors

    • The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty
    • By: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    For the first time in decades, here, in a single volume, is a fresh look at the fabled Tudor dynasty, comprising some of the most enigmatic figures ever to rule a country. Acclaimed historian G. J. Meyer reveals the flesh-and-bone reality in all its wild excess.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OUTSTANDING!

    • By Linda Lou on 03-15-10
    • The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty
    • By: G. J. Meyer
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 02-23-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 469 ratings

    Regular price: $51.93

    • Our Kind of Traitor

    • By: John le Carré
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    Perry and Gail are idealistic and very much in love when they splurge on a tennis vacation at a posh beach resort in Antigua. But the charm begins to pall when a big-time Russian money launderer enlists their help to defect. In exchange for amnesty, Dima is ready to rat out his compatriots and expose corruption throughout the so-called legitimate financial and political worlds. Soon, the guileless couple find themselves pawns in a deadly endgame.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Try another book!

    • By miceberg on 01-28-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

    • By: Michael Korda
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    Michael Korda's Hero is the story of an epic life on a grand scale: a revealing, in-depth, and gripping biography of the extraordinary, mysterious, and dynamic Englishman whose daring exploits and romantic profile, including his blond, sun-burnished good looks and flowing white robes, made him an object of intense fascination, still famous the world over as "Lawrence of Arabia".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book and narration

    • By Ron L. Caldwell on 12-11-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Defend the Realm

    • The Authorized History of MI5
    • By: Christopher Andrew
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 39 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    An unprecedented publishing event: to mark the centenary of its foundation, the British Security Service, MI5, has for the first time opened its archives to an independent historian. The book reveals the precise role of the Security Service in 20th-century British history, from its foundation by Captain Kell of the British Army in October 1909, through two world wars, up to and including its present roles in counterespionage and counterterrorism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very throrough and impartial history.

    • By Matthew on 12-01-09

    Regular price: $59.93

    • The Last Werewolf

    • By: Glen Duncan
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 619
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 524

    Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but otherwise in the pink of health. The nonstop sex and exercise he’s still getting probably contribute to that, as does his diet: unusual amounts of flesh and blood (at least some from friends and relatives). Jake, of course, is a werewolf, and with the death of his colleague he has now become the only one of his kind.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, the Return of the Werewolf

    • By Jenn on 03-30-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Old Ways

    • A Journey on Foot
    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual. Told in Macfarlane’s distinctive voice, The Old Ways folds together natural history, cartography, geology, archaeology, and literature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect pairing of prose and narrator

    • By chris on 11-05-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Lightspeed Year One

    • From the Hugo Award Nominated Magazine
    • By: Orson Scott Card, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Emily Card, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Lightspeed is the critically acclaimed, online science fiction magazine edited by best-selling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Each month at lightspeedmagazine.com, top authors and brilliant new voices alike span the genre’s full spectrum, from near-future sociological science fiction, to star-spanning hard science fiction, and everything in between. This audiobook contains all the podcasts from Lightspeed's first Hugo-nominated year, performed by a host of star narrators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Mix of SF- Short Stories

    • By Chris on 10-02-12

    Regular price: $11.86

    • They Shall Not Have Me

    • The Capture, Forced Labor, and Escape of a French Prisoner in World War II
    • By: Jean Helion
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The French painter Jean Hélion’s unique and deeply moving account of his experiences in Nazi prisoner-of-war camps prefigures the even darker stories that would emerge from the concentration camps. This serious adventure tale begins with Hélion’s infantry platoon fleeing from the German army and warplanes as they advanced through France in the early days of the war. The soldiers chant as they march and run, “They shall not have me!” but are quickly captured and sent to hard labor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fabulous!

    • By Jo L. on 01-29-17
    • The Capture, Forced Labor, and Escape of a French Prisoner in World War II
    • By: Jean Helion
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 02-03-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Marseille Caper

    • By: Peter Mayle
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    At the end of The Vintage Caper, Sam had just carried off a staggering feat of derring-do in the heart of Bordeaux, infiltrating the ranks of the French elite to rescue a stolen, priceless wine collection. With the questionable legality of the adventure. Sam thought it’d be a while before he returned to France, especially with the charms of the beautiful Elena Morales to keep him in Los Angeles. But when the immensely wealthy Francis Reboul asks our hero to take a job in Marseille, it’s impossible for Sam and Elena to resist the possibility of further excitement....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Easy-going, no investment…

    • By Ray on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Exploration Fawcett

    • Journey to the Lost City of Z
    • By: Lt. Col. P. H. Fawcett
    • Narrated by: Robin Sachs
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    This is the true story of the real Colonel Fawcett, whose life was the inspiration for the best-selling book The Lost City of Z and an upcoming movie starring Brad Pitt. A thrilling account, it tells of Colonel Fawcett and his mysterious disappearance in the Amazon jungle, which is now considered one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rather academic, but fascinating.

    • By Belinda C. on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $25.17

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