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    • The Emerald Tablet

    • By: Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios
    • Narrated by: Alan King
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Suez Canal, 1956. The world teeters on the brink of nuclear war and the Middle East is a tinderbox. Conversely, redeemed archaeologist Benedict Hitchens is enjoying a peaceful existence after years in the professional and personal wilderness. His recent discoveries in western Turkey secured him a place in history, and the smart thing to do would be to ignore his growing fear that Britain, France and Israel's imminent invasion of Egypt to liberate the Suez Canal is only a diversion. Ben suspects the truth is that malevolent forces are in search of an ancient treasure.

    Non-member price: $53.17

    • The Valhalla Exchange

    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Guy Mott
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the 30th April 1945, Russian radar reported a light aircraft leaving the vicinity of the Tiergarten in Berlin. But who was on board, and where was the plane going? Berlin was in ruins as the Russians moved relentlessly towards the concrete bunker where the Nazi administration had been destroyed. But one man, Reichsleiter Martin Bormann, Adolf Hitler’s secretary and eminence grise, had a daring plan to escape.

    Non-member price: $14.43

    • Pay the Devil

    • By: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    At the end of the American Civil War, Confederate Colonel Clay Fitzgerald escapes to Ireland, where his uncle has left him an estate, only to find that Ireland is caught up in a civil war of its own. The struggle between the wealthy landlords and the impoverished tenant farmers is growing in intensity, and having just fought and lost a terrible war, Clay wants to avoid the coming conflict. But after witnessing the atrocities that the landowners visit upon the people, Clay is unable to stand by. 

    Non-member price: $10.22

    • Golden Fox

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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     It was in Mexico that he first learnt how to exploit his extraordinary good looks and to develop his natural winning ways with women. By the age of 17 his companions had nicknamed him 'The Golden Fox', and his reputation as an irresistible lover was established. Isabella, Shasa Courtney's beloved daughter, enjoys all the freedoms London in the '60s can offer. So when a beautiful, charming man appears and sweeps her off her feet, why would she resist? 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What the hell???

    • By Anonymous User on 03-07-2019

    Non-member price: $34.94

    • To Murder a King

    • Struggle for the Crown, Book 2
    • By: Griff Hosker
    • Narrated by: Marston York
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Will Strongstaff has achieved far more than he ever thought. He is a gentleman. He has land, a wife and children. Yet he is still a warrior. He still has an oath to honour. King Richard is now under the sway of the evil Earl of Oxford Robert de Vere. When the king’s cousin, Henry Bolingbroke, sends for Will to fight in Galicia for his father, John of Gaunt, then Will has to return to the world in which he grew up, the world of the hired sword. This time he not only has enemies on the battlefield but enemies closer to hand as murderers try to end the life of his new lord.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a journey worth following, enveloping page turner.

    • By Grahame Davis on 15-06-2019

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • Blood on the Blade

    • New World, Book 1
    • By: Griff Hosker
    • Narrated by: Marston York
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Erik and his family are Norse who live on the island of Orkneyjar. Their world is thrown upside down when the King of Norway colludes with their jarl to take over their home. They flee to the land north of Mercia. Hoping for a life free from the tyranny of a King, they have to fight Danes and Saxons. When King Harald of Norway sends ships to destroy them, the Clan of the Fox is forced to flee to the newly discovered land of ice and fire. They travel beyond sight of land into an uncharted ocean to face a future which is uncertain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read.

    • By Anonymous User on 02-07-2019

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • The Dark of The Sun

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bruce Curry is the leader of a mercenary band with the dubious support of three white officers. His mission is to relieve a mining town cut off by the fighting and to retrieve a priceless consignment of diamonds. Ranged against his ill-disciplined unit are bandits, guerrillas and hostile tribes that roam the land. But there is another, even deadlier enemy - one of his own men....  

    Non-member price: $22.78

    • Cry Wolf

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Ben Onwukwe
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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    Jake Barton is an American engineer, Gareth Swales a stylish Englishman with a nose for a quick deal. Both have always moved from one escapade to another. Now, as Mussolini prepares to annihilate the people of Ethiopia, the two adventurers come up against Vicky Camberwell, the beautiful but fiery reporter bent on espousing their cause. Striking a bargain with a beleaguered Ethiopian prince, the trio dares to run gauntlet, guns and a batch of run-down armoured cars in a final, desperate gamble for freedom....

    Non-member price: $34.94

    • Killer of Men

    • The Long War, Book 1
    • By: Christian Cameron
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 19 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Arimnestos is a farm boy when war breaks out between the citizens of his native Plataea and their overbearing neighbours, Thebes. Standing in the battle line for the first time, alongside his father and brother, he shares in a famous and unlikely victory. But after being knocked unconscious in the melee, he awakes not a hero but a slave. Betrayed by his jealous and cowardly cousin, the freedom he fought for has now vanished, and he becomes the property of a rich citizen. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Epic

    • By Peter Dowd on 18-06-2019

    Non-member price: $30.38

    • Gold Mine

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Gold Mine, an exciting adventure from Wilbur Smith, ambitious and hard-living mining expert Rod Ironsides knows that the general managership of the Sonder Ditch gold mine is the chance of a lifetime. But the price of unquestioning obedience to the coldly obsessive genius of Dr Manfred Steyner proves impossible to pay. Both men are but unwitting tools of powerful people - for whom the control of a gold mine is only part of a dangerous plan which includes the destruction of the very mine itself.... 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Was this a real Wilbur Smith book?

    • By Mark Ashton on 27-06-2019

    Non-member price: $16.85