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The Prestige

17 ratings

Summary

In 1878, two young stage magicians clash in the dark during the course of a fraudulent séance. From this moment on, their lives become webs of deceit and revelation as they vie to outwit and expose each other. In the course of pursuing each other's ruin, they will deploy all the deception their magician's craft can command. Their rivalry will take them to the peaks of their careers, but with terrible consequences. In the end, their legacy will be passed on for generations to descendants who must, for their sanity's sake, untangle the puzzle left to them.

©1995 Christopher Priest (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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Metro 2034

96 ratings

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The Metro books have put Dmitry Glukhovsky in the vanguard of Russian speculative fiction alongside the creator of Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko. A year after the events of Metro 2033, the last few survivors of the apocalypse, surrounded by mutants and monsters, face a terrifying new danger as they hang on for survival in the tunnels of the Moscow Metro. Featuring blistering action, vivid and tough characters, claustrophobic tension and dark satire, the Metro books have become bestsellers across Europe.

©2009 Dmitry Glukhovsky; English translation 2013 Andrew Bromfield (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Surrounded by Idiots

188 ratings

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A runaway best seller in Sweden that has sold more than a million copies worldwide, Surrounded by Idiots shares a groundbreaking new method of understanding the people around you that will change how you interact with everyone from your coworkers to your spouse.    Author Thomas Erikson explains that there are four key behavior types that define how we interact with and perceive the people around us. Understanding someone’s pattern of behavior is the key to successful communication. Erikson breaks down the four kinds of behavior types - Reds who are dominant and commanding, Yellows who are social and optimistic, Greens who are laid back and friendly, and Blues who are analytical and precise - and explains how to identify and interact with each type of person. Instead of being bogged down with overly technical categorizations, the simple four color system allows you to speedily identify a friend or coworker and adjust how you speak and share with them.    Surrounded by Idiots is full of practical information for interacting with people based on their color, including the strengths and weaknesses of all the profiles, how to give positive and negative feedback to each, and the best way to word an email when writing to someone with a different profile. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Text copyright by Thomas Erikson; Foreword copyright by David Bonnstetter (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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American Kill Switch

2 ratings

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Why do some societies collapse into lawless savagery while others prove resilient and lasting? On Zero Day of the first and last cyberwar in human history, the internet went dark, transport and power grids collapsed and cities began to starve, showing just how vulnerable the world could be to a targeted campaign of online sabotage. This final instalment of this prescient epic of civilisation collapse finds the small ragtag band of survivors come together to face a new, but eerily familiar threat - the rise of a fascist militia among the ruins of a failing country. With American Kill Switch, John Birmingham’s End of Days trilogy comes to a high-octane, thrilling conclusion.

©2021 John Birmingham (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Thoreau: Walden / Civil Disobedience

19 ratings

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In 1845 Henry David Thoreau, one of the principal New England Transcendentalists, left the small town of Concord for the country. Beside the lake of Walden he built himself a log cabin and returned to nature, to observe and reflect – while surviving on eight dollars a year. From this experience emerged Walden, one of the great classics of American literature, and a deeply personal reaction against the commercialism and materialism that Thoreau saw as the main impulses of mid-19th-century America. Here also is Civil Disobedience, Thoreau’s essay on just resistance to government, which not only challenged the establishment of his day but has been used as a flag for later campaigners from Mahatma Ghandi to Dr Martin Luther King. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 Naxos Audiobook (P)2010 Naxos Audiobook

Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
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A Wild Sheep Chase

15 ratings

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Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best. An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn't realize is that included in the scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man who offers a menacing ultimatum: Find the sheep or face dire consequences.  Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes listeners from Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of Northern Japan, where the unnamed protagonist has a surprising confrontation with his demons. 

©1982 Haruki Murakami (P)2013 Random House Audio

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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Private London

7 ratings

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The next explosive book in James Patterson's number-one best-selling Private series! For Hannah Shapiro, a beautiful young American student, this particular nightmare began eight years ago in Los Angeles, when Jack Morgan, owner of Private - the world's most exclusive detective agency - saved her from a horrific death. She has fled her country, but can't flee her past. The terror has followed her to London, and now it is down to former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London, to save her all over again. In central London, young women are being abducted off the street. When the bodies are found some days later, they have been mutilated in a particularly mysterious way. Dan Carter's ex-wife, DI Kirsty Webb, is involved in the investigation and it looks likely that the two cases are gruesomely linked. Dan Carter drawn on the whole resources of Private International in a desperate race against the odds. But the clock is ticking.... Private may be the largest and most technologically advanced detection agency in the world, but the one thing they don't have is the one thing they need--time.

©2012 James Patterson (P)2012 Hachette

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
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Scrublands

8 ratings

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In the vein of The Dry and Before the Fall, a town’s dark secrets come to light in the aftermath of a young priest’s unthinkable last act in this arresting and searing debut thriller. In Riversend, an isolated rural community afflicted by an endless drought, a young priest does the unthinkable, killing five parishioners before being taken down himself.  A year later, accompanied by his own demons from wartime reporting, journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend. His assignment is simple: describe how the townspeople are coping as the anniversary of their tragedy approaches. But as Martin meets the locals and hears their version of events, he begins to realize that the accepted wisdom - that the priest was a pedophile whose imminent exposure was the catalyst for the shooting, a theory established through an award-winning investigation by Martin’s own newspaper - may be wrong.  Just as Martin believes he’s making headway, a new development rocks the town. The bodies of two German backpackers - missing since the time of the church shootings - are discovered in a dam in the scrublands, deserted backwoods marked by forest fires. As the media flocks to the scene, Martin finds himself thrown into a whole new mystery.  What was the real reason behind the priest’s shooting spree? And how does it connect to the backpacker murders, if at all? Martin struggles to uncover the town’s dark secrets, putting his job, his mental state, and his life at risk as more and more strange happenings escalate around him.  For fans of James Lee Burke, Jane Harper, and Robert Crais, Scrublands is a compelling and original crime novel that marks Chris Hammer as a stunning new voice in the genre. A compulsively listenable thriller of the highest order, Scrublands never loosens its grip, from its opening scene to the very last moment. 

©2019 Chris Hammer (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Chris Hammer
Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

113 ratings

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force - and one of Haruki Murakami’s most acclaimed and beloved novels. In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat - and then for his wife as well - in a netherworld beneath the city’s placid surface. As these searches intersect, he encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists.  Gripping, prophetic, and suffused with comedy and menace, this is an astonishingly imaginative detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets from Japan’s forgotten campaign in Manchuria during World War II. 

©1997 Haruki Murakami (P)2013 Random House Audio

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 26 hrs and 11 mins
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The Horus Heresy Audio Collection: Volume 1

22 ratings

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An audio drama collection. For the first time, get seven classic audio dramas from the Horus Heresy in one fantastic collection - including a brand-new audio drama edition of Dan Abnett's short story 'Little Horus'.  If you don't know where to start with Horus Heresy audio, this curated collection is the perfect beginning - and if you just want to reexperience these exciting adventures, this is your chance!   For more than 200 years, the armies of the Emperor of Mankind fought to reconquer the galaxy - led by the superhuman primarchs, the Space Marine Legions brought countless worlds back under the rule of ancient Terra. Now Horus, once honoured Warmaster and favoured son of the Emperor, has been corrupted by the whispered promises of Chaos. At his command the Imperium is torn apart by a terrible and bloody civil war, the likes of which the galaxy has never seen....  This audio drama anthology contains seven stories, detailing brutal wars - from the aftermath of the Isstvan V massacre to the horrors of the Shadow Crusade and even the doorstep of Terra itself - and bringing new insights into the heroes and villains of the Horus Heresy. It also includes a brand-new audio drama version of Dan Abnett's classic short story 'Little Horus', specially converted into a script and recorded for this collection.  Performed by Gareth Armstrong, John Banks, Tim Bentinck, Steve Conlin, Rupert Degas, Martyn Eliis, Chris Fairbank, Andrew Fettes, Jonathan Keeble, Angus King, Toby Longworth, Charlotte Paige, Jamie Parker, Richard Reed, Tania Rodrigues, David Seddon, Ramon Tikaram, David Timson and Tim Treloar.  Contents: Raven's Flight by Gav Thorpe  Butcher's Nails by Aaron Dembski-Bowden  Templar by John French  Thief of Revelations by Graham McNeill  Hunter's Moon by Guy Haley  The Sigillite by Chris Wraight  'Little Horus' by Dan Abnett

©2018 Games Workshop Limited (P)2018 Games Workshop Limited

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The Golden Compass

486 ratings

Summary

His Dark Materials is now an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, James Mcavoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda!  The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time”.  Philip Pullman takes listeners to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach. Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal - including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other.... A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. A Number One New York Times Best Seller Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction Published in 40 Countries "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past 20 years." (The Washington Post) "Very grand indeed." (The New York Times) "Pullman is quite possibly a genius." (Newsweek) Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials, the Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage The Secret Commonwealth 

©1995 Philip Pullman (P)1999 Random House, Inc.

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A Zoo in My Luggage

2 ratings

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A Zoo in My Luggage is the colorful, first-hand account of Gerald Durrell's six-month animal-collecting trip in British Cameroon, and his attempts to create his own zoo. Motivated by a passion for wildlife, and a desire to save endangered species from extinction, Durrell assembles a glorious panoply of exotic animals - including a female baboon called Georgina, who later runs amok in a department store; a black-eared squirrel, who tries to bury nuts in his ear; and a gentlemanly chimpanzee named Chumly, who greets him with an outstretched hand. Aided by the Fon of Bafut, who houses the collection (and hosts many long and lively parties), Durrell amasses more than 250 animals. He struggles to find a home for the animals back in England, until a stroke of luck leads him to Jersey, and the eventual founding of Durrell Wildlife Park (now Jersey Zoo). PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Gerald Durrell (P)2018 Naxos Audiobooks

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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South

1 rating

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On 8 August 1914, five days after the outbreak of World War One, the Endurance, a wooden-hulled, coal-fired icebreaker, set sail for the South Pole, in a bid to complete the first-ever trans-Antarctic expedition, which would cross the continent from the Weddell Sea to Scott's base at Cape Evans, via the Pole. However, despite the best planning, the ship succumbs to the ice floes of the Weddell Sea, and is subjected to months of uncontrollable drifting before its crew makes a scramble for Elephant Island, where they battle constant cold and starvation. Faced with the most fearsome terrain and extreme conditions, it is up to Ernest Shackleton, commander of the Endurance, to lead his men back to safety and save them from the horrors of the ice.

Public Domain (P)2019 Naxos Audiobooks

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 15 hrs and 48 mins
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Exit

3 ratings

Summary

Felix Pink is retired. Widowed for more than a decade and a painfully literal thinker, he has led a life of routine and is, not unhappily, waiting to die a hopefully boring death. He occupies himself volunteering as an Exiteer - someone who sits with terminally ill people as they die by suicide, assisting with logistics and lending moral support, then removing the evidence so that family and friends are not implicated in the death. When Felix lets himself into Number 3 Black Lane, he’s there to perform an act of kindness and charity: to keep a dying man company as he takes his final breath.  But just 15 minutes later, Felix is on the run from the police - after making the biggest mistake of his life. Now his routine world is turned upside down as he tries to discover whether what went wrong was a simple mistake - or deliberate, a murder.  With a novel that is part murder-mystery, part coming-of-old-age story - however short that future may be - Belinda Bauer continues to redefine the boundaries of crime fiction. With the compassion and dark humor of Jonas Jonasson and the twisted thriller plotting of Rear Window, Exit is a novel listeners will not soon forget.

©2021 Belinda Bauer (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
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After the Quake

4 ratings

Summary

The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman. An electronics salesman who has been abruptly deserted by his wife agrees to deliver an enigmatic package - and is rewarded with a glimpse of his true nature. A man who has been raised to view himself as the son of God pursues a stranger who may or may not be his human father. A mild-mannered collection agent receives a visit from a giant talking frog who enlists his help in saving Tokyo from destruction. As haunting as dreams, as potent as oracles, the stories in After the Quake are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today.

©2007 Haruki Murakami (P)2014 Random House Audio

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Playing with Fire

14 ratings

Summary

With Serpine dead, the world is safe once more. At least, that's what Valkyrie and Skulduggery think, until the notorious Baron Vengeous makes a bloody escape from prison, and dead bodies and vampires start showing up all over Ireland. With Baron Vengeous after the deadly armour of Lord Vile, and pretty much everyone out to kill Valkyrie, the daring detective duo face their biggest challenge yet. But what if the greatest threat to Valkyrie is just a little closer to home...?

©2008 Derek Landy (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Derek Landy
Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
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The Aye-Aye and I

1 rating

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Gerald Durrell's last book, The Aye-Aye and I, records his final animal-collecting expedition, a trip to Madagascar in 1990, and his efforts to save the elusive and mythical lemuroid known as the Aye-Aye. Prompted by the country's radical deforestation and slash-and-burn agriculture, Durrell, his wife, and their team of zoologists embark on a mission to capture and conserve the species - distinguished by its "giant, chisel-like teeth", "round, hypnotic eyes", and large "spoon-like ears".  During the course of their journey, they encounter golden river snakes, flat-tailed tortoises, the gentle lemurs of Lac Alaotra, and the Malagasy chameleons. Durrell's exuberant descriptions of the island, its people, and ecology are among his best. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Gerald Durrell (P)2019 Naxos Audiobooks

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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Fail State

5 ratings

Summary

On Zero Day of the first and last cyberwar in human history the internet went dark, transport and power grids collapsed and cities began to starve. Ten days later millions have died from thirst and starvation, from violence and from the simple failure of the world’s machines to keep them alive.    This second installment of John Birmingham’s End of Days trilogy finds James O’Donnell and his friends Rick, Michelle and Melissa hunkered down in the wilderness, where they know a horde of starving, desperate exiles from the graveyard of the US East Coast is heading their way.   On the far side of the continent, in the Pacific Northwest, Jonas Murdoch helps lead the good folk of Silverton in defending themselves from waves of starving and desperate refugees pouring out of Seattle.    And slowly, cautiously navigating the inland waterways of California, Jodi Sarjanan and Ellie Jabbarah negotiate an apocalyptic landscape of burning skyscrapers and marauding gangs.    All of them are seeking sanctuary. A safe place where the madness hasn’t penetrated. But does such a place exist?   And what if they need to sacrifice their very humanity in the struggle to reach it?

©2019 John Birmingham (P)2019 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
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Butcher's Nails

7 ratings

Summary

The primarch Angron: gladiator-king and Horus' lunatic attack dog. Never having hidden his resentment for his brothers, he now carves a bloody swathe through the galaxy in the Warmaster's name, with the Heresy providing a convenient excuse to indulge his love of brutal warfare. When they are tasked with a secretive mission alongside the Word Bearers Legion, the World Eaters' violent tendencies soon attract the attention of xenos raiders, troubled by the portents surrounding the primarch's berserk fury and his ultimate destiny as 'the Blood God's son'....

©2012 Games Workshop Limited (P)2012 Games Workshop Limited

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Retribution Falls

4 ratings

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A Tale of the Ketty Jay. Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small and highly dysfunctional band of layabouts. An inveterate womaniser and rogue, he and his gang make a living on the wrong side of the law, avoiding the heavily armed flying frigates of the Coalition Navy. With their trio of ragged fighter craft, they run contraband, rob airships, and generally make a nuisance of themselves. So a hot tip on a cargo freighter loaded with valuables seems like a great prospect for an easy heist and a fast buck. Until the heist goes wrong, and the freighter explodes. Suddenly Frey isn't just a nuisance anymore - he's public enemy number one, with the Coalition Navy on his tail and contractors hired to take him down. But Frey knows something they don't. That freighter was rigged to blow, and Frey has been framed to take the fall. If he wants to prove it, he's going to have to catch the real culprit. He must face liars and lovers, dogfights and gunfights, Dukes and daemons. It's going to take all his criminal talents to prove he's not the criminal they think he is. Rupert Degas has narrated over 100 audiobooks. He has recorded a diverse range of authors, from Andy McNab, James Patterson, Wilbur Smith, and Chris Ryan to children's authors such as Derek Landy, Darren Shan, Jamie Rix, and Philip Pullman. He has narrated books by Patrick Rothfuss, Haruki Murakami, Mervyn Peake, Rose Tremain, and Cormac McCarthy as well as recording classics from Kafka, Conan Doyle, Lovecraft, and Wilde. Rupert has lent his voice to numerous cartoons, including Mr Bean, Robotboy, Gumball, Thomas & Friends, and Bob the Builder and has performed in over 50 radio productions for BBC Radio 4, including The Brightonomicon and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. He spent 18 months in the West End performing in Stones in his Pockets and was in the original London cast of the smash-hit comedy The 39 Steps. Produced by Peter Rinne

©2009 Chris Wooding (P)2013 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
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Deathwolf

Summary

In the heavens above Luetin Hive, Erik Morkai's Space Wolves clash with dark eldar raiders, jump-pack clad Blood Claws taking the battle to the aliens' own infernal airships. But the war will be decided by Morkai himself as he challenges the aliens' sinister leader to single combat.

©2012 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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The Kill Zone

Summary

The guys in the Regiment know they face their fiercest enemies when they fight the Taliban. No-one is tougher, more deadly – or more cunning. And if they enter the Taliban’s kill zone, they know just what to expect...When three deadly Stinger missiles go missing in Helmand Province, the Regiment is tasked to retrieve the weapons at all costs. SAS legend Jack Harker has to lead an eight-man mission into a suspected Taliban facility. He’s suspicious about what the aims of the mission really are – and it’s about to go noisy. Meanwhile, in Belfast, Siobhan Byrne, a highly trained surveillance operative, is infiltrating the drug crew of a former IRA commander. But are her motives professional or personal? Even she doesn’t know any more. Neither Jack nor Siobhan can guess just how closely linked their operations are about to become, or just what’s at stake. But as the President of the United States makes plans to visit the UK, a devastating plot unfolds.

©2010 Chris Ryan (P)2010 Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Chris Ryan
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Wheels of Terror

Summary

Stationed on the Russian Front and now equipped with armoured vehicles, Sven Hassel and his comrades from the 27th Penal Regiment fight on remorselessly... All of them should be dead: Life expectancy on the Russian Front is measured in weeks. But Sven, Porta, Tiny and The Legionnaire fight to the end, not for Germany, not for Hitler, but for survival. Wheels of Terror is a sobering depiction of war's brutalities, and the violence and inhumanity that the history books leave out. Read by Rupert Degas.

©1959 Sven Hassel (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Sven Hassel
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Metro 2035

79 ratings

Summary

World War Three wiped out the humankind. The planet is empty now. Huge cities became dust and ashes. Railroads are being eaten by rust. Abandoned satellites hang lonely in their orbits. Radio is mute on all frequencies. The only survivors of the last war were those who made it into the gates of the Metro, the subway system of Moscow city. It's there, hundreds of feet below the ground, in the vaults of what was constructed as the world's largest air-raid shelter, where now people try to outlive the end of days. It's there that they created a new world for themselves. The stations of the Metro became city-states, and its citizens, torn apart by religions and ideologies, are fighting for now-scarce commodities: air, water, and space. This tiny underground world can only remind humans of an immense world they once were the masters of. It's been 20 years since Doomsday, and yet the survivors refuse to give up. The most stubborn of them keep cherishing a dream: when the radiation level from nuclear bombings subsides, they will be able to return to the surface and have the life their parents once had. But the most stubborn of the stubborn continues to search for other survivors in this huge emptiness that once was called Earth. His name is Artyom. He would give anything to lead his own people from the underground onto the surface. And he will.

©2015 Dmitry Glukhovsky; English translation 2016 Andrew Bromfield (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
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Skulduggery Pleasant

21 ratings

Summary

The first story in the series that has captured the imaginations of children across the nation, Skulduggery Pleasant has it all. Strap yourself in for a rip-roaring ride through a world filled with magic, mystery and murder most foul. Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that, while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction. Pursued by evil forces intent on recovering a mysterious key, Stephanie finds help from an unusual source, the wisecracking skeleton of a dead wizard. When all hell breaks loose, it's lucky for Skulduggery that he's already dead. Though he's about to discover that being a skeleton doesn't stop you from being tortured, if the torturer is determined enough. And if there's anything Skulduggery hates, it's torture. Will evil win the day? Will Stephanie and Skulduggery stop bickering long enough to stop it? One thing's for sure: evil won't know what's hit it.

©2007 Derek Landy (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Derek Landy
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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Master Imus's Transgression

1 rating

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An early case from the career of the famed Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn sees a most unusual mystery. Mild-mannered Administratum clerk Master Imus is quite sure that he's committed a most dreadful crime...but he's not entirely certain quite what it is or how he did it. Can Eisenhorn get to the bottom of the mystery before it's too late?

©2011 Games Workshop Limited (P)2014 Games Workshop Limited

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Long Way Round

11 ratings

Summary

From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America. But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs, their troubles started. Exhaustion, injury and accidents tested their strength. Treacherous roads, unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina. They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan, courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine, hassled by the police, and given bulls' testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads.  And yet despite all these obstacles they managed to ride more than 20,000 miles in four months, changing their lives forever in the process. As they travelled they documented their trip, taking photographs, and writing diaries by the campfire. Long Way Round is the result of their adventures - a fascinating, frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends riding round the world together and, against all the odds, realising their dream.

©2006 Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman (P)2006 Hachette Audio

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Jupiter's Travels

20 ratings

Summary

On October 6, 1973, Ted Simon knew there was no going back. He loaded up his 500cc Triumph Tiger in the pouring rain and said good-bye to London. Over four years he rode 64,000 miles round the world. Breakdowns, revolutions, war, a spell in prison, and a Californian commune were all part of his experience, which was colored variously by utter despair and unimaginable joy. He was treated as a spy, a god, a welcome stranger, and a curiosity. The extraordinary trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others - including the bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor - it is a pure inspiration. Rupert Degas, "the most versatile of narrators" (The Times), captures all the thrills and spills of Simon's experience and the timeless charm. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1979 Ted Simon (P)2015 Naxos AudioBooks

Author: Ted Simon
Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
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Nine Inches

3 ratings

Summary

The new collection from the New York Times best-selling author of The Leftovers and Little Children, featuring stories focusing on Perrotta's familiar suburban nuclear families.  Tom Perrotta’s first book, Bad Haircut, consisted of linked stories featuring a shared protagonist. Now, 19 years later, he has written and compiled his first true short story collection. This 12-story book features a group set in Perrotta’s trademark suburban setting, focusing on the fissures in families and unexpected connections among members of typical American communities, including “Senior Season” and "Nine Inches".  Others offerings here showcase Perrotta's assured, smooth writing, but may surprise fans with new protagonists and concerns. One of these twistier stories is “The Smile on Happy Chang’s Face”, which was the Boston Book Festival’s first all-city One City, One Story selection in 2010.  Following up on his dramatic and best-selling novel The Leftovers, which is being developed by HBO as a series, Nine Inches is a varied and interesting audiobook from one of our most thoughtful and elegant writers.

©2013 Tom Perrotta (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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The Faceless Ones

8 ratings

Summary

The third book in Landy's fantastically imaginative and illustrious series about our favourite dead detective, Skulduggery Pleasant and his wonderfully cheeky and inquisitive side kick Valkyrie take us through another journey which promises to be filled with adventure, dark mysterious meetings, and classically funny moments. With all the characters read once again by Rupert Degas 'The Faceless Ones' will enchant, enthral and keep you gripped as they take you through another adventure in this brilliant series.

©2009 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Derek Landy
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
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Chosen of Khorne

11 ratings

Summary

Kharn the Betrayer takes to the field of battle as the champion of his old comrade Argus Brond, but his own motives go far beyond the petty squabbling of rival Chaos warlords....

©2012 Games Workshop Limited (P)2015 Games Workshop Limited

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If You Could See Me Now

3 ratings

Summary

Elizabeth's sister Saoirse is a red-haired whirlwind, always leaving behind pieces that Elizabeth struggles to pick up. One of those pieces is Saoirse's six-year-old son, Luke, a quiet, contemplative boy. When Luke is playing in Elizabeth's garden one day, and witnessing the latest scene between his mother and his aunt, a friend named Ivan walks into his life. This unexpected and rather mysterious friend will change Luke - but will have an even greater impact on Elizabeth. Always capable and self-contained, Elizabeth finds Ivan creeping under her skin and beginning to change her life in ways she could never have imagined. With all the warmth and poignancy fans have come to expect from Cecelia Ahern, this is a magical novel, and a surprising love story.

©2005 Cecelia Ahern (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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Zero Day Code

6 ratings

Summary

Every modern city has one week’s worth of food to feed itself. Then it will collapse.  Cut off the resources to New York, Sydney, or even a mid-size metropolis, and millions will soon starve. In Zero Day Code we see those immense and open, hyper-complex, networked supercities of the new millennium die. And in the last moments we see their vengeance take form as all the best and worst traits of humanity bubble to the surface.  Zero Day Code is set in a realistic near future with dwindling global food supplies under increasing pressure from worsening droughts, floods and extreme weather events. Written by prolific Australian writer John Birmingham, the thriller follows a handful of survivors from the first day of society’s descent into violent, uncertain futures.  James, a consultant to the US National Security Council, is the first to suspect that the worldwide emergence of a crippling computer virus is actually a cover for something else - a devastating cyber-attack by China on the food distribution system of the United States. The attack is a bid for the Middle Kingdom to distract America as it seizes the food bowl of South East Asia and feeds its starving population. But Beijing has miscalculated. Follow the missions of an embittered activist chasing salvation, a single mum rescuing her child from a frantic San Francisco and an army veteran who has long retreated from society, as the world they knew crumbles around them.   Please note: this audiobook contains mature content and listener discretion is advised.

©2019 Audible Australia Pty Ltd. (P)2019 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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Napoleon - In a Nutshell

Summary

This ‘In a Nutshell’ guide explores the life and legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte, whose actions as the French military and political leader shaped European politics. His Napoleonic code influenced the judicial foundations of most of Western Europe. Under the First French Republic, he successfully revolted against the First and Second Coalitions, and in 1804 the French Senate appointed him Emperor. In the early 19th century, he led France to victory and helped the country become a dominant European power. Despite the misfortunes of his later career, Napoleon is considered by many to be one of the greatest military commanders in history.

©2011 Neil Wenborn (P)2011 Naxos AudioBooks

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Neil Wenborn
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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Long Way Down

3 ratings

Summary

Winner of the British Book Awards, Popular Non-Fiction Award, 2008. Eighteen countries. Five shock absorbers. Two bikers. One amazing adventure. After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't shake the travel bug. Inspired by their UNICEF visits to Africa, they knew they had to go back and experience this extraordinary continent in more depth. Joining up once more with producer/directors Russ Malkin and David Alexanian and the Long Way Round team, and with two new BMWs loaded up for the trip, their route took them from John O'Groats at the northernmost tip of Scotland to Cape Agulhas on the southernmost tip of South Africa. Riding though spectacular scenery, often in extreme temperatures, Ewan and Charley faced their hardest challenges yet. With their trademark humour and honesty, they tell their story: the drama, the dangers, and the sheer exhilaration of riding together again, though a continent filled with magic and wonder.

©2007 Long Way Round Ltd (P)2007 Hachette Audio

Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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Dark Days

7 ratings

Summary

What can we say, without giving too much away? Not much, is the answer. But what we CAN say is that this book is hilarious, it’s tense, and it’s packed with all the eye-popping action, crackling one liners and imaginative set pieces you’ve come to expect. There’s a new threat to our plucky heroine, of course. But that’s not all. There’s also the little fact of the Big Bad, the uber-baddy who’s going to come along and really, really destroy the world. (Really.) And what we learn about that villain in this book will literally make your jaw fall off and your hair go white with shock. (Not really.) Will Skulduggery make it out of the Faceless Ones’ dimension? Who knows. The problem is, he may not have much to come back to….

©2010 HarperCollins Publishers (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Derek Landy
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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The Black Lung Captain

6 ratings

Summary

Darian Frey is down on his luck. He can barely keep his squabbling crew fed and his rickety aircraft in the sky. Even the simplest robberies seem to go wrong. It's getting so a man can't make a dishonest living any more. 

Enter Captain Grist. He's heard about a crashed aircraft laden with the treasures of a lost civilisation, and he needs Frey's help to get it. There's only one problem. The craft is lying in the trackless heart of a remote island, populated by giant beasts and subhuman monsters. 

Dangerous, yes. Suicidal, perhaps. Still, Frey's never let common sense get in the way of a fortune before. But there's something other than treasure on board that aircraft. Something that a lot of important people would kill for. And it's going to take all of Frey's considerable skill at lying, cheating and stealing if he wants to get his hands on it.... 

Strap yourself in for another tale of adventure and debauchery, pilots and pirates, golems and daemons, double-crosses and double-double-crosses. The crew of the Ketty Jay are back!

©2019 Chris Wooding (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
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Metro 2033

261 ratings

Summary

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on earth, living in the Moscow Metro - the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters, or the need to repulse enemy incursion. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line, one of the Metro's best stations and secure. But a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro to alert everyone to the danger and to get help. He holds the future of his station in his hands, the whole Metro - and maybe the whole of humanity.

©2007 Dmitry Glukhovsky (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
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Malediction

3 ratings

Summary

On the world of Amadis, veteran Imperial Guard officer Regan Antigone is being honoured for his role in the planet's liberation from the forces of Chaos, some 25 years earlier. But when his old comrade, Master Tigrane of the Dark Angels Space Marine Chapter, arrives to join the festivities and asks to hear the glorious tale told once more, Antigone falters. With the details of his account cast under close scrutiny and with the judgement of the Imperium hanging over him, will his noble reputation remain intact?

©2010 Games Workshop Limited (P)2010 Games Workshop Limited

Author: C Z Dunn
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Thorn and Talon

3 ratings

Summary

The Inquisition is the most powerful and secretive organisation within the Imperium. Its agents, the Inquisitors, are the last line of defence for mankind. Gregor Eisenhorn, dedicated servant of the Inquisition, takes to the field again in three audio dramas: 'Regia Occulta', 'Master Imus's Transgression' and 'Thorn Wishes Talon'. 'Regia Occulta' finds him on a world wracked by ethereal storms and haunted by a terrifying beast. In 'Master Imus's Transgression', the Inquisitor investigates the mysterious affair of a mild-mannered clerk who confesses to a crime. Gideon Ravenor, once Eisenhorn's pupil, is now crippled and confined to a life support chair. He uses his powerful psychic talents to enact the Emperor's will. When he receives a mysterious message, Ravenor and his loyal followers travel to a distant world where they battle fierce cultists. But what are the cultists looking for? And what is the meaning of the message: Thorn Wishes Talon?

©2011 Games Workshop Limited (P)2011 Games Workshop Limited

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The Great River Race

Summary

The second book in Tim Harris' ridiculously entertaining Toffle Towers series that will make kids laugh out loud - and get their imaginations soaring.  

Chegwin’s adventures at Toffle Towers continue when his staff are ‘reverse mugged’. The hotel could lose all its guests if Chegwin can’t solve the mystery and stop the chaos. But there’s a greater challenge looming. Chegwin must go head to head with rival hotel owner Brontessa Braxton in the Great River Race. The stakes couldn’t be higher!

©2020 Tim Harris (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Tim Harris
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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The Iron Jackal

3 ratings

Summary

Things are finally looking good for Captain Frey and his crew. The Ketty Jay has been fixed up good as new. They've got their first taste of fortune and fame. And, just for once, nobody is trying to kill them.  Even Trinica Dracken, Frey's ex-fiancée and long-time nemesis, has given up her quest for revenge. In fact, she's offered them a job - one that will take them deep into the desert heart of Samarla, the land of their ancient enemies. To a place where the secrets of the past lie in wait for the unwary.  Secrets that might very well cost Frey everything.  Join the crew of the Ketty Jay on their greatest adventure yet: a story of mayhem and mischief, rooftop chases and death-defying races, murderous daemons, psychopathic golems and a particularly cranky cat.  The first time was to clear his name. The second time was for money. This time, Frey's in a race against the clock for the ultimate prize: to save his own life.

©2019 Chris Wooding (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
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The Ace of Skulls

4 ratings

Summary

All good things come to an end. And this is it: the last stand of the Ketty Jay and her intrepid crew.

They've been shot down, set up, double-crossed and ripped off. They've stolen priceless treasures, destroyed a 10,000-year-old Azryx city and sort-of-accidentally blew up the son of the Archduke. Now they've gone and started a civil war. This time, they're really in trouble.

As Vardia descends into chaos, Captain Frey is doing his best to keep his crew out of it. He's got his mind on other things, not least the fate of Trinica Dracken. But wars have a way of dragging people in, and sooner or later they're going to have to pick a side. It's a choice they'll be staking their lives on.

Cities fall and daemons rise. Old secrets are uncovered and new threats revealed. 

When the smoke clears, who will be left standing?

©2019 Chris Wooding (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
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Let the Games Begin

Summary

It's the night of the most decadent party of the century. A rags-to-riches real estate magnate has planned an over-the-top weekend safari for the who’s-who of celebrities at his sprawling residence in Villa Ada - once a public park, now the largest private home in Rome. Starlets, politicians, soccer stars, and intellectuals all turn up to rub elbows. Among them is a neurotically charming author struggling to write his next literary tome and pining for renewed recognition. In an unexpected turn of events, he crosses paths with The Wilde Beasts of Abaddon, a satanic sect planning to ruin the evening’s festivities in order to go down in history as a world-famous cult. What was intended as the most spectacular fête of the year quickly descends into apocalyptic chaos. In this satirical tragicomedy, Niccolò Ammaniti, winner of the prestigious Strega Prize, reveals a side of modern culture riddled with superficiality and vulgarity that nourishes our deepest dreams and insecurities.

©2009 Niccolò Ammaniti, English translation copyright Kylee Doust, 2013 (P)2013 Bolinda

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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The Lost Manuscript

Summary

When Anne-Lise Briard books a room at the Beau Rivage Hotel for her vacation on the Brittany coast, she has no idea this trip will start her on the path to unearthing a mystery. In search of something to read, she opens up her bedside table drawer in her hotel room, and inside she finds an abandoned manuscript. Halfway through the pages, an address is written. She sends pages to the address, in hopes of potentially hearing a response from the unknown author. But not before she reads the story and falls in love with it. The response, which she receives a few days later, astonishes her.... Not only does the author write back, but he confesses that he lost the manuscript 30 years prior on a flight to Montreal. And then he reveals something even more shocking - that he was not the author of the second half of the book. Anne-Lise can’t rest until she discovers who this second mystery author is and in doing so tracks down every person who has held this manuscript in their hands. Through the letters exchanged by the people whose lives the manuscript has touched, she discovers long-lost love stories and intimate secrets. Romances blossom and new friends are made. Everyone's lives are made better by this book - and isn't that the point of reading? And finally, with a plot twist you don't see coming, she uncovers the astonishing identity of the author who finished the story.

©2021 Cathy Bonidan (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Toffle Towers: Fully Booked

Summary

Fawlty Towers meets Treehouse in Tim Harris’ brand-new series to make kids laugh out loud - and get their imaginations soaring.  Toffle Towers is about to be inherited by the next generation.  Chegwin Toffle is only 10 years old. But he isn’t going to let that stop him from turning this run-down hotel into a success. Chegwin is determined to transform Toffle Towers from a boring hotel for grown-ups into an incredibly exciting destination for children (and their families).  But running a hotel isn’t easy. Chegwin has a lot to learn, and his tendency to drift off into daydreams isn’t helping.  Chegwin has plenty of ideas. But can he turn his madcap daydreams into reality? 

©2019 Tim Harris (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Tim Harris
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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By Any Means

Summary

Four million captivated viewers watched Charley Boorman complete his last adventure - Long Way Down - which took him from John O'Groats to Cape Town. Along with Ewan McGregor he achieved not only this amazing feat, but also circumnavigated the globe on the Long Way Round. In between these two incredible journeys, he found the time to compete in the Dakar Rally, telling his story in his best-selling book Race to Dakar. Charley's passion for travel and adventure continues in his new challenge - By Any Means. Travelling from his home town in Co Wicklow all the way to Sydney, he will use any means he can to reach his destination, via transport as diverse as steam train, horse, boat, kayak, truck, and tuk-tuk. And of course his beloved motorbike!Whether crossing the Black Sea, trekking through Tibet, riding an elephant in India or hiking through the forests of Papua New Guinea, this will be a unique opportunity to meet fascinating people and explore extraordinary places. With trademark enthusiasm, dedication, and good humour, Charley's new trip is set to be his most challenging yet.

©2008 Charley Boorman (P)2008 Hachette Digital

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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Legion of the Damned

4 ratings

Summary

Convicted of deserting the German army, Sven Hassel is sent to a penal regiment on the Russian Front. He and his comrades are regarded as expendable, cannon fodder in the battle against the implacable Red Army. Outnumbered and outgunned, they fight their way across the frozen steppe.... This iconic anti-war novel is a testament to the atrocities suffered by the lone soldier in the fight for survival. Sven Hassel's unflinching narrative is based on his own experiences in the German Army. He began writing his first novel, Legion of the Damned, in a prisoner of war camp at the end of the Second World War. Read by Rupert Degas.

©1957 Sven Hassel (P)2014 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Sven Hassel
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
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Robot Overlords

Summary

Narrated by Rupert Degas, and with behind-the-scenes diaries narrated by the author and screenwriter Mark Stay. This audiobook also features exclusive sound effects from the film and the short story The Mediator Prototype. To find his father, one boy must defy an empire.... Three years ago Earth was conquered by a force of robots from a distant world. They have one rule: stay in your homes. Step outside and you get one warning before you're vaporised by a massive robot Sentry or a crawling Sniper or a flying Drone. That's if the vast Cube doesn't incinerate you first. But Sean Flynn is convinced that his father - an RAF pilot who fought in the war - is still alive. And when he and his gang figure out a way to break the robots' curfew, they begin an adventure that will pit them against the might of the robot overlords. This fast-paced, thrilling novelisation is based on the hit British film starring Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby). A perfect companion to the movie, it expands on the story with additional action, characters, and a special peek behind the scenes. The original screenplay of Robot Overlords by Mark Stay and Jon Wright is copyright (c) Tempo Productions 2013.

©2015 Mark Stay (P)2015 Orion Publishing Group

Author: Mark Stay
Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
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Labyrinth of Sorrows

Summary

The Brazen Minotaurs infiltrate an ancient temple-tomb, seeking an artefact sacred to their Chapter, one that could turn the tide of battle in the Imperium's favour. But they are not the first to enter the tomb....

©2012 Games Workshop Limited (P)2010 Games Workshop Limited

Author: George Mann
Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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Dreaming of Jupiter

1 rating

Summary

When Ted Simon rode 64,000 miles round the world on his 500c Triumph Tiger, he inspired thousands of motorcyclists to begin their own adventures, including Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, who chronicled their travels in Long Way Round. Nearly 30 years later, Ted Simon took to the road again to retrace the epic journey he made in his 40s. He meets up with old friends and acquaintances, revisits old landmarks and locations, and rediscovers himself, as well as the world, along the way. Dreaming of Jupiter is a remarkable achievement and a fitting sequel to Jupiter’s Travels, the groundbreaking classic of motorcycle adventure.

©2007 Ted Simon (P)2018 Naxos AudioBooks

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Ted Simon
Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
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Shadowbane

Summary

The city of Luskan has always been a den of pirates, thieves, and murderers. But lately, things have gotten much worse. A ship crashes offshore with nothing but corpses. Every day, people go crazy and brutalize those around them. And the only signs that even the most hardened criminals still walk the streets at night are bones. Luskan's sister city, Waterdeep, has sent a detachment to quarantine the unclean city - to let the filth within die, rather than infect the rest of the Realms. But Myrin has slipped inside, declaring that she will save Luskan. Shadowbane follows, determined to save Myrin and therefore her pet city - even if he has to kill every rat in Luskan to do it. Shadowbane features the triumphant return of the popular, dark vigilante from Downshadow and carries forth the threads of the worlds - spanning Abyssal Plague series. This expanded audiobook also includes a brand-new short story, entitled "A New Purpose".

©2011 Wizards of the Coast LLC (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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The Rules of Backyard Cricket

1 rating

Summary

Darren has two big talents: cricket and trouble. It is no surprise, then, that he becomes an Australian sporting star of the bad-boy variety - one of those men who's always got away with things and just keeps going...until the day we meet him, middle aged and in the boot of a car, and everything pointing towards a shallow grave. Gripping suspense from the Ned Kelly Award-winning author of Quota.

©2016 Jock Serong (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Jock Serong
Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
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Present Darkness

2 ratings

Summary

Five days before Christmas, Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper sits at his desk at the Johannesburg major crimes squad, ready for his holiday in Mozambique. A call comes in: A respectable white couple has been assaulted and left for dead in their bedroom. The couple’s teenage daughter identifies the attacker as Aaron Shabalala - the youngest son of Zulu Detective Constable Samuel Shabalala - Cooper’s best friend and a man to whom he owes his life. The Detective Branch isn’t interested in evidence that might contradict their star witness’s story, especially so close to the holidays. Determined to ensure justice for Aaron, Cooper, Shabalala, and their trusted friend Dr. Daniel Zweigman hunt for the truth. Their investigation uncovers a violent world of Sophiatown gangs, thieves, and corrupt government officials who will do anything to keep their dark world intact.

©2014 Malla Nunn (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Malla Nunn
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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Don't Choke

1 rating

Summary

Gary Player is one of golf’s greatest champions. As one of the "Big Three" of golf’s golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he helped launch golf as a major international sport. He sits fourth on the list of most major victories on the PGA Tour and built a reputation of being fearless on the course and steely on the greens. Don’t Choke is his look at what it takes to achieve success when the pressure is on. Player explains how and why he became a champion and what it takes to win in big-time golf, but he also explains how learning to cope in pressure situations can help anyone. He will review the most pressure-packed situations in his 18 major victories and how he managed to succeed when things were most tense. But this book is not all about golf. Player has had a long successful career in business since his playing days - designing golf courses, marketing golf equipment and sportswear, and more. If you want to do better in a boardroom or in your next job interview, Player’s advice will help. This personal glimpse into the mind of a champion offers lessons to everyone who has to face pressure - and today that is all of us.

©2010, 2013 Gary Player (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Gary Player
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
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Black Flower

Summary

In 1904, as the Russo-Japanese War deepened, Asia was parceled out to rising powers and the Korean empire was annexed by Japan. Facing war and the loss of their nation, more than a thousand Koreans left their homes to seek possibility elsewhere—in unknown Mexico.After a long sea voyage, these emigrants—thieves and royals, priests and soldiers, orphans and entire families—disembark with the promise of land. Soon they discover the truth: they have been sold into indentured servitude.Aboard ship, an orphan, Ijeong, fell in love with the daughter of a noble; separated when the various haciendados claim their laborers, he vows to find her. After years of working in the punishing heat of the henequen fields, the Koreans are caught in the midst of a Mexican revolution. Some flee with Ijeong to Guatemala, where they found a New Korea amid Mayan ruins.A tale of star-crossed love, political turmoil, and the dangers of seeking freedom in a new world, Black Flower is an epic story based on a little-known moment in history.

©2012 Young-ha Kim (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Young-ha Kim
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
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The Hey Jack Collection #4

Summary

Jack's back! The fourth collection of stories from the popular Hey Jack! series, featuring Billie B Brown's best friend, Jack.  'The Toy Sale': Jack is selling the toys he doesn't play with anymore. There's some old Lego, a scruffy teddy bear and a robot dog that doesn't work. But when Jack sees other kids having fun with his stuff, will he regret the whole idea?   'The Other Teacher': Jack's class has a new teacher who seems really cool. But then Jack breaks a rule he didn't even know existed! Maybe the teacher's not so great after all....  'The Party Invite': Jack's friend Rebecca is having a birthday party, but Jack's not invited! Does this mean they aren't friends anymore?  'The Extra-Special Group': Jack finds spelling hard. He has to go to a special spelling group. But what if the other kids make fun of him?  'The Star of the Week': Jack is chosen to be the Star of the Week at school, but he wants to be a good friend, too. Can he do both?

©2014 Sally Rippin (P)2018 Bolinda

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Sally Rippin
Length: 49 mins
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Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

1 rating

Summary

The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold. Full story listing: 'The Old Couple' - Alphonse Daudet, read by Stephen Fry 13.49 'Pat Hobby Does His Bit' - F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Kerry Shale 14.46 'A Tale of Negative Gravity' - Frank R. Stockton, read by Nicky Henson 41.50 'The Kiss' - Kate Chopin, read by Rupert Degas 06.54 'A Double Tragedy' - Louisa May Alcott, read by Derek Jacobi 53.48 'The Boar Pig' - Saki, read by Barbara Leigh-Hunt 12.06 'Sredni Vashtar' - Saki, read by Robin Bailey 11.15 'The Werewolf' - Frederick Marryat, read by Robin Bailey 48.23 'At the Article of Death' - John Buchan, read by Iain Cuthbertson 16.28 'The Toys of Peace' - Saki, read by Rupert Degas 12.25 'The Son’s Veto' - Thomas Hardy, read by Joanna David 38.24 'The Wrong Black Bag' - Angelo Lewis, read by Rupert Degas 25.45 'The Foolhardy Mouse and the Cautious Cat, - James Thurber, read by Liza Goddard 03.15 'The Cat and the Lifeboat' - James Thurber, read by Richard Griffiths 04.51 ,The Owl and the Pussycat' - Edward Lear, read by Liza Goddard 01.22 'A Terribly Strange Bed' - Wilkie Collins, read by Robin Bailey 39.10 'Providence and the Butler' - P. G.Wodehouse, read by Martin Jarvis 19.50 'The Box Tunnel' - Charles Reade, read by Rupert Degas 17.33 'On Eating and Drinking' - Jerome K. Jerome, read by Hugh Laurie 13.39 'To Catch a Thief' - E. W. Hornung, read by Rupert Degas 50.28 'The Locket' - Kate Chopin, read by Rupert Degas 14.33

©2009 CSA Word (P)2009 CSA Word

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Titus Awakes

1 rating

Summary

Titus Awakes is the fourth and last novel in the Gormenghast series and was finished by Peake’s widow, Maeve Gilmore. In this last novel, Titus has left the world of Gormenghast behind, but he remains haunted by memories of his former life. Journeying from snow-covered mountains to archipelagos strewn with coral reefs, he awakens his senses but fails to conquer his aching sense of solitude. A mesmerising novel, Titus Awakes celebrates and mourns both the passing of Gormenghast Castle and the life of its creator.

©2011 © Mervyn Peake and Maeve Gilmore (P)2011 Naxos AudioBooks

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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The Hey Jack Collection

Summary

Billie B Brown's best friend, Jack, finally gets to be the star of the show in this first collection of five stories from the popular Hey Jack! series. Join Jack in his first collection of crazy adventures - he might be shy, but he shines in his school musical, builds excellent Lego castles and even makes his own robot costumes out of cardboard boxes!  'The Crazy Cousins': Jack's in the mood for mooching around, not playing with his crazy cousins! But will his bad mood spoil the whole day?  'The Robot Blues': Jack is invited to a costume party, and he's made an awesome robot suit. But what if the other kids at the party think it's lame?  'The Winning Goal': It's Jack's first day at soccer! He really wants to kick a goal, but the coach has made him goalie. There's no glory in goal keeping, is there?  'The Scary Solo': Jack's best friend got the solo that he wanted, and he's a bit mad. But when things go wrong on concert night, can Jack save the day?  'The Worry Monster': Jack hates spelling. He has a test coming up, but he doesn't want to practise for it. What will happen if he leaves it too late? 

©2012 Sally Rippin (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Rupert Degas
Author: Sally Rippin
Length: 49 mins
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