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    • Salvation

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    AD 2204. An alien shipwreck is discovered on a planet at the very limits of human expansion - so Security Director Feriton Kayne selects a team to investigate. The ship’s sinister cargo not only raises bewildering questions but could also foreshadow humanity’s extinction. It will be up to the team to bring back answers, and the consequences of this voyage will change everything. Back on Earth, we can now make deserts bloom and extend lifespans indefinitely, so humanity seems invulnerable. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Canterbury Tales redux

    • By Dr on 18-10-2018

    Regular price: $45.57

    • The Pillars of the Earth

    • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 1
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 40 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 488
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449

    The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my favourite book!

    • By Matt on 09-01-2016

    Regular price: $62.44

    • The Hero with a Thousand Faces

    • By: Joseph Campbell
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey, John Lee, Susan Denaker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In this book, Campbell outlines the Hero's Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world's mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Every writer should read this.

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-11-2017

    Regular price: $30.74

    • World Without End

    • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 2
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 45 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius, and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful follow up

    • By Michelle on 29-06-2017

    Regular price: $62.44

    • A Column of Fire

    • The Kingsbridge Novels, Book 3
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 30 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266

    Christmas 1558, and young Ned Willard returns home to Kingsbridge to find his world has changed. The ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn by religious hatred. Europe is in turmoil as high principles clash bloodily with friendship, loyalty and love, and Ned soon finds himself on the opposite side from the girl he longs to marry, Margery Fitzgerald. Then Elizabeth Tudor becomes queen and all of Europe turns against England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful immersion in history.

    • By Lauren Nelson on 11-10-2017

    Regular price: $54.63

    • Dracula [Audible Edition]

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All Star Cast Not So Great

    • By Rebecca on 03-08-2015

    Regular price: $43.87

    • One Hundred Years of Solitude

    • By: Gabriel García Márquez, Gregory Rabassa - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize-winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Rich and brilliant, it is a chronicle of life, death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the beautiful, ridiculous, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too hard to enjoy as an audio book

    • By Vicky Finn on 08-10-2016

    Regular price: $36.54

    • Winter of the World

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-20th century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil step her mother’s formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as good as the first

    • By Rachel on 29-07-2015

    Regular price: $62.44

    • Journeymage

    • The Spellmonger Series, Book 6
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 72

    What does the most powerful wizard in the world do after the war? Despite the hordes of goblins still ready to ravage human lands, King Rard has signed a treaty with them, so Minalan is forbidden from taking advantage of their weak state. Most would take a well-deserved rest over the summer…but Minalan and his household are busy repaying a favor owed to the tribal Kasari for their help in the war, and the Spellmonger pays his debts. So Minalan spends his summer sneaking 2,000 Kasari children through enemy lines and some of the roughest territory in the Five Duchies toward salvation. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always a good battle with some new magic ideas

    • By jeff on 16-08-2018

    Regular price: $55.71

    • Vicious Circle

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    When Hector Cross's new life is overturned, he immediately recognizes the ruthless hand of an enemy he has faced many times before: a terrorist group has re-emerged - like a deadly scorpion from beneath its rock. Determined to fight back, Hector draws together a team of his most loyal friends from his former life in Cross Bow Security, a company originally contracted to protect his beloved wife, Hazel Bannock, and her company, the Bannock Oil Corp. They travel to the remotest Middle East, to hunt down those who pursue him and his loved ones.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Painful listening

    • By Joy on 12-07-2014

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Reality Dysfunction

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton is the first in Night's Dawn, a sweeping galactic trilogy from the master of space opera. In AD 2600 the human race is finally realizing its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets across the galaxy host a multitude of wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary space-born creatures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • epic

    • By james olive on 16-11-2016

    Regular price: $62.44

    • Fall of Giants

    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 30 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping and unmissable historical fiction!

    • By Sue on 18-02-2014

    Regular price: $62.44

    • Spellmonger

    • Spellmonger, Book 1
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 138

    Minalan gave up a promising career as a professional warmage to live the quiet life of a village spellmonger in the remote mountain valley of Boval. It was a peaceful, beautiful little fief, far from the dangerous feudal petty squabbles of the Five Duchies, on the world of Callidore. There were cows. Lots of cows. And cheese. For six months things went well: He found a quaint little shop, he befriended the local lord, the village folk loved him, he found a sharp young apprentice to help out, and, best yet, he met a comely young widow with the prettiest eyes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slow and steady with a climactic ending

    • By Leilani Coetzee on 04-07-2017

    Regular price: $58.57

    • Knights Magi

    • The Spellmonger Series, Book 4
    • By: Terry Mancour
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 19 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    When the Magelord Minalan, the Spellmonger's two apprentices, Tyndal and Rondal, were knighted after the battle of Timberwatch, they were dubbed Knights Magi: a new class of nobility for distinguished High Magi. Designed to combine the pursuit of arcane knowledge with the noble aspirations of chivalry, it elevated them above common warmage...in theory. The problem was they had no idea how to be a Knight Mage...because no one had ever been one before.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • cheesy bromance

    • By Anonymous User on 10-06-2018

    Regular price: $58.57

    • The Temporal Void

    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 25 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    The Intersolar Commonwealth is in turmoil as the Living Dream’s deadline for launching its Pilgrimage into the Void draws closer. Not only is the Ocisen Empire fleet fast approaching on a mission of genocide, but also an internecine war has broken out between the post-human factions over the destiny of humanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story

    • By Amazon Customer on 25-02-2018

    Regular price: $39.02

    • Edge of Eternity

    • Century Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Ken Follett
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 36 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    As the decisions made in the corridors of power bring the world to the brink of oblivion, five families from across the globe are brought together in an unforgettable tale of passion and conflict during the Cold War. When Rebecca Hoffmann, a teacher in East Germany, finds herself pursued by the secret police, she discovers that she has been living a lie. Her younger brother, Walli, longs to escape across the Berlin Wall to Britain to become part of the burgeoning music scene.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too much of a good thing

    • By Julia on 24-05-2016

    Regular price: $62.44

    • Revelation Space

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well told and complex narrative

    • By Thesle on 05-04-2015

    Regular price: $58.57

    • Jerusalem

    • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day, and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of 3,000 years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism, and coexistence. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the 'centre of the world' and now the key to peace in the Middle East?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Biography of a City

    • By Nelson C on 03-12-2015

    Regular price: $32.77

    • Chasm City

    • By: Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet---has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted - from the people to the very buildings they inhabit---only the most wretched sort of existence remains. The stakes are raised when Tanner Mirabel's search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-05-2017

    Regular price: $58.57

    • The Naked God

    • Night's Dawn, Book 3
    • By: Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 48 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    The third book in the The Night's Dawn trilogy, The Naked God by Peter F. Hamilton is an epic conclusion to dramatic and compelling series. The Confederation is starting to collapse politically and economically, allowing the possessed to infiltrate more worlds. Quinn Dexter is loose on Earth, destroying the giant arcologies one at a time. As Louise Kavanagh tries to track him down, she manages to acquire some strange and powerful allies whose goal does not match her own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the whole series!

    • By Janon on 12-10-2018

    Regular price: $62.44

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