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    • The Panama Papers

    • How the World's Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money
    • By: Frederik Obermaier, Bastian Obermayer
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
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    Late one evening investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels he then receives documents showing a mysterious bank transfer for $500 million in gold. This is just the beginning. Obermayer and fellow Süddeutsche Zeitung journalist Frederik Obermaier find themselves immersed in a secret world where complex networks of shell companies help to hide people who don't want to be found.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally, the details of this story connected!

    • By Donnie on 03-02-19

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Churchill Factor

    • How One Man Changed History
    • By: Boris Johnson
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
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    On the 50th anniversary of Churchill's death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays - with characteristic wit and passion - a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Biography

    • By Jean on 01-29-15

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Missing Out

    • In Praise of the Unlived Life
    • By: Adam Phillips
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
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    We all have two lives - the life we live and the life of our fantasies. But it is the life unlived - the person we have failed to be - that can trouble and even haunt us. In Missing Out acclaimed psychoanalyst Adam Phillips delves into the gap between who we are and who we are not, to discover whether not getting what we want may be the unlikely key to the fully lived life. Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst and the author of several previous books, all widely acclaimed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good introduction to psychoanalysis

    • By Marta D'Agord on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Stalin's Englishman

    • The Lives of Guy Burgess
    • By: Andrew Lownie
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Guy Burgess is the most important, complex and fascinating of 'The Cambridge Spies' - the group of British men recruited to pass intelligence to the Soviets during World War Two and the Cold War. Burgess' story takes us from his student days in 1930s Cambridge, where he was first approached by Soviet scouts, through his daring infiltration of the BBC and the British government to his final escape to Russia and lonely, tragic-comic exile there.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting

    • By Robyn on 11-15-15

    Regular price: $25.81

    • The Retreat

    • Hitler's First Defeat
    • By: Michael Jones
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The thrilling history of the turning point of the Second World War, when Hitler's armies were halted on the Eastern Front. At the moment of crisis in 1941 on the Eastern Font, with the forces of Hitler massing on the outskirts of Moscow, the miraculous occurred: Moscow was saved. Yet this turning point was followed by a long retreat, in which Russian forces, inspired by old beliefs in the sacred motherland, pushed back German forces steeled by the vision of the ubermensch, the iron-willed fighter. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • how common soldiers experienced the Eastern Front

    • By William R. Toddmancillas on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • On the Map

    • By: Simon Garfield
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 56
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    Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. His compelling narratives range from the quest to create the perfect globe to the challenges of mapping Africa and Antarctica, from spellbinding treasure maps to the naming of America, from Ordnance Survey to the mapping of Monopoly and Skyrim and from rare map dealers to cartographic frauds.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you like maps & history, get this book!

    • By Jo on 02-23-13

    Regular price: $21.48

    • Iran Rising

    • The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic
    • By: Amin Saikal
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    When Iranians overthrew their monarchy, rejecting a pro-Western shah in favor of an Islamic regime, many observers predicted that revolutionary turmoil would paralyze the country for decades to come. Yet 40 years after the 1978-79 revolution, Iran has emerged as a critical player in the Middle East and the wider world, as demonstrated in part by the 2015 international nuclear agreement. In Iran Rising, renowned Iran specialist Amin Saikal describes how the country has managed to survive despite ongoing domestic struggles, Western sanctions, and other serious challenges.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Total War

    • From Stalingrad to Berlin
    • By: Michael Jones
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    The powerful story of the Red Army's battle of liberation against the Nazi invader - from Stalingrad all the way to Berlin. In February 1943, German forces surrendered to the Red Army at Stalingrad, and the tide of war turned. By May 1945 Soviet soldiers had stormed Berlin and brought down Hitler's regime. Total War follows the fortunes of these fighters as they liberated Russia and the Ukraine from the Nazi invader and fought their way into the heart of the Reich. It reveals the horrors they experienced - the Holocaust, genocide and the mass murder of Soviet POWs - and shows the Red Army, brutalised by war, taking its terrible revenge on the German civilian population.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent history, great narration, worth it

    • By Colin on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Incurable Romantic

    • And Other Tales of Madness and Desire
    • By: Frank Tallis
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Frank Tallis recounts the extraordinary stories of patients who are, quite literally, madly in love: A woman becomes utterly convinced that her dentist is secretly infatuated with her and drives him to leave the country; a man destroys his massive fortune through trysts with more than 3,000 prostitutes - because his ego requires they fall in love with him; a beautiful woman's pathological jealousy destroys the men who love her. Along the way, we learn a great deal about the history of psychiatry and the role of neuroscience in addressing disordered love. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant And Fascinating

    • By Azura S on 12-18-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Healer

    • By: Antti Tuomainen, Lola Rogers (translator)
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Helsinki is battling ruthless climate catastrophe. Tapani Lehtinen, a struggling poet, is among the few still willing to live in the city. When Tapani’s wife, Johanna, a journalist, goes missing, he embarks on a frantic hunt for her. Johanna’s disappearance seems to be connected to a story she was researching about a serial killer known as "The Healer". Determined to find Johanna, Tapani’s search leads him to uncover secrets from her past - secrets that connect her to the very murders she was investigating.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Churchill Factor

    • How One Man Made History
    • By: Boris Johnson
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    The point of The Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, Boris Johnson explores what makes up the 'Churchill Factor' - the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book about a brilliant man

    • By Liz on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Leningrad

    • By: Michael Jones
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1941 Hitler's armies blocked the last roads leading into Leningrad. What followed was one of the most horrific sieges in history. When the German High Command encircled Leningrad it was a deliberate policy to eradicate the city's civilian population by starving them to death. As winter set in and food supplies dwindled, starvation and panic set in. 

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Secret Journal of Dr Watson

    • By: Phil Growick
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    On the most secret and dangerous assignment of their lives, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are sent into the newborn Soviet Union to rescue the Romanovs: Nicholas and Alexandra and their innocent children. Will Holmes and Watson be able to change history? Will they even be able to survive?

    Regular price: $20.17

    • My Outdoor Life

    • By: Ray Mears
    • Narrated by: Ray Mears, Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    Ray Mears is a household name through his television series Tracks, World of Survival, Bushcraft Survival, The Real Heroes of Telemark, and many more.

    He is a private individual who shuns publicity whenever possible and would prefer to let his many skills tell their own tale - until now. In My Outdoor Life, Ray tells of his childhood and the formative years when he first developed a passion for both bushcraft and the martial arts skills that are central to his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book for the adventurer in us all!

    • By Jonathan Cothran on 05-31-17

    Regular price: $21.68

    • Mr. Rochester

    • By: Sarah Shoemaker
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    For 170 years Edward Fairfax Rochester has stood as one of literature's most romantic, most complex, and most mysterious heroes. Sometimes haughty, sometimes tender - professing his love for Jane Eyre in one breath and denying it in the next - Mr. Rochester has for generations mesmerized, beguiled, and, yes, baffled fans of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece. But his own story has never been told.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVE

    • By Anonymous User on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Healer

    • By: Antti Tuomainen
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Its two days before Christmas and Helsinki is battling ruthless climate catastrophe: subway tunnels are flooded; abandoned vehicles are burning in the streets. People are fleeing to the far north where conditions are still tolerable. Social order is crumbling and private security firms have undermined the police force. Tapani Lehtinen, a struggling poet, is among the few still willing to live in the city.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Armadillo

    • By: William Boyd
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    One winter’s morning, Lorimer Black - young, good-looking but with a somewhat troubled expression - goes to keep a perfectly routine business appointment and finds a hanged man. A bad start to the day by any standards and an ominous portent. Sure enough, Lorimer’s life is turned upside down and inside out in ways he could never have foreseen...An unabridged reading by Simon Shepherd.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • After Hitler

    • The Last Days of the Second World War in Europe
    • By: Michael Jones
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    On 30 April 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide. The following day, his propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, also killed himself, and the crumbling Third Reich passed to Admiral Karl Dönitz. The Nazis' position seemed hopeless. Yet remarkably, the war in the rest of Europe went on for another 10 days. After Hitler looks at these days as a narrative day-by-day countdown but also as a broader global history of a European war that had seen some of the most savage battles in history.

    Regular price: $27.27

    • The Etymologicon

    • A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
    • By: Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    A quirky, entertaining and thought-provoking tour of the unexpected connections between words, read by Simon Shepherd. What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • listen at least for one time

    • By mani on 06-19-18
    • A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
    • By: Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: $15.17

    • The Elements of Eloquence

    • By: Mark Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the best-selling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase - such as 'Tiger, Tiger, burning bright', or 'To be or not to be' - memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and witty style he takes apart famous lines and shows how you, too, can write like Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection in every part.

    • By Stacy Jean on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $15.98

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