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    • Endurance

    • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    • By: Alfred Lansing
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 183
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      5 out of 5 stars 170
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      5 out of 5 stars 170

    In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing adventure

    • By Michael Rafferty on 22-10-2017

    Non-member price: $33.67

    • The Black Ascot

    • By: Charles Todd
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An astonishing tip from a grateful ex-convict seems implausible - but Inspector Ian Rutledge is intrigued and brings it to his superior at Scotland Yard. Alan Barrington, who has evaded capture for 10 years, is the suspect in an appalling murder during Black Ascot, the famous 1910 royal horse race honoring the late King Edward VII. His disappearance began a manhunt that consumed Britain for a decade. Now, it appears that Barrington has returned to England, giving the Yard a last chance to retrieve its reputation and see justice done. 

    Non-member price: $42.90

    • The Universe in a Nutshell

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Seeking to uncover the holy grail of science, the elusive Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos, Professor Stephen Hawking takes us to the cutting edge of theoretical physics. In a realm where truth is often stranger than fiction, he explains in layman's terms the principles that control our universe.

    Non-member price: $28.11

    • The Six Wives of Henry VIII

    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 39
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      5 out of 5 stars 36
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      5 out of 5 stars 36

    This acclaimed best seller from popular historian Alison Weir is a fascinating look at the Tudor family dynasty and its most infamous ruler. The Six Wives of Henry VIII brings to life England’s oft-married monarch and the six wildly different but equally fascinating women who married him. Gripping from the first sentence to the last and loaded with fascinating details, Weir’s rich history is a perfect blend of scholarship and entertainment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have listened to this book twice

    • By cate edwards on 01-05-2018

    Non-member price: $61.50

    • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
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      4 out of 5 stars 202

    Winner of the British Book Awards, Newcomer of the Year, 2005.

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding performance, great story

    • By RFC on 02-01-2016

    Non-member price: $81.97

    • Scandal's Bride

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Stephanie Laurens authors USA Today best-selling historical romances such as A Rake's Vow and Devil's Bride. Lauren's Scandal's Bride is the hot and exciting third novel in her riveting Bar Cynster series.

    Non-member price: $45.69

    • No One Left to Lie To

    • The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Douglas Brinkley (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In No One Left to Lie to, a New York Times best seller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left while delivering to the Right.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A searing polemic

    • By James on 08-08-2018

    Non-member price: $17.16

    • Mr Phillips

    • By: John Lanchester
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mr Phillips wakes on the morning of July 31st in his modest, nearly mortgage-free home, in the bed he has contentedly shared with his wife of 30 years - though to be honest, at night he lies beside her and dreams of other women. He's ready to face another ordinary day. Except that for Mr Phillips, it is not an ordinary day, for on July 28th, he was summarily sacked. Nonetheless, he rises at his usual hour and prepares himself as he has done his entire working life for the office he no longer has.

    Non-member price: $22.01

    • Wizard

    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • By: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Trevor Owens on 15-02-2019
    • The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius
    • By: Marc J. Seifer
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 07-11-2011
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

    Non-member price: $61.50

    • The Trial of Henry Kissinger

    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Ariel Dorfman (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    "If the courts and lawyers of this country will not do their duty, we shall watch as the victims and survivors of this man pursue justice and vindication in their own dignified and painstaking way, and at their own expense, and we shall be put to shame." Forget Pinochet, Milosevic, Hussein, Kim Jong-il, or Gaddafi: America need look no further than its own lauded leaders for a war criminal whose offenses rival those of the most heinous dictators in recent history-Henry Kissinger.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I never knew.

    • By Curtis Yates on 27-04-2017

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • The Death of Ivan Ilyich

    • By: Leo Tolstoy
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Hailed as one of the world’s masterpieces of psychological realism, The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a worldly careerist, a high-court judge who has never given the inevitability of his death so much as a passing thought. But one day death announces itself to him, and to his shocked surprise he is brought face-to-face with his own mortality. How, Tolstoy asks, does an unreflective man confront his one and only moment of truth?

    Non-member price: $13.16

    • A Rake's Vow

    • A Cynster Novel
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Unlike his brothers, Vane Cynster vows to never marry. The eligible women of London have different plans for him, however. Seeking safety at Bellamy Hall, the residence of his eccentric godmother, Vane doesn't expect to meet any new unmarried women. But upon his arrival, he encounters the voluptuous Patience Debbington in the garden. When their gazes meet for the first time, she is filled with a sensation that leaves her quivering.

    Non-member price: $45.69

    • Quicksilver

    • Book One of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4 out of 5 stars 39

    In which Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and courageous Puritan, pursues knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe -- in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • English Passengers

    • By: Matthew Kneale
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith, Simon Prebble, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    It is 1857, and Reverend Geoffrey Wilson has departed England to prove the literal truth of the Bible. The expedition heads towards Tasmania, where he is convinced he will find the real Garden of Eden. But the other passengers have their own agendas. Dr Potter is developing a sinister thesis, and the ship is crewed by smugglers of contraband brandy and tobacco. As the English passengers near Peevay's land, their bizarre notions become painfully at odds with reality.

    Non-member price: $48.86

    • The Untamed Bride

    • Black Cobra Quartet
    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens presents a brash, bold new series. They're battle-hardened, sinfully wealthy, completely unstoppable - and all male: Four officers of the Crown, fighting against a deadly foe known only as the Black Cobra.

    Non-member price: $39.72

    • The Confusion

    • Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Katherine Kellgren, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Length: 34 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves, including one “Half-Cocked Jack” Shaftoe, devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues that will place the intrepid band at odds with the mighty and the mad, with alchemists, Jesuits, great navies, pirate queens, and vengeful despots across vast oceans and around the globe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • generally good narration and great story

    • By RFC on 23-09-2018

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Solomon’s Gold

    • Book Six of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Kevin Pariseau, Neal Stephenson (introduction)
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The year is 1714. Daniel Waterhouse has returned to England, where he joins forces with his friend Isaac Newton to hunt down a criminal gang attempting to blow up Natural Philosophers with "Infernal Devices," or time bombs. Unbeknownst to Daniel, however, Newton has an ulterior motive: to wrest the Solomonic Gold from the control of his arch-enemy, the master counterfeiter Jack the Coiner, a.k.a Jack Shaftoe, King of the Vagabonds.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Missionary Position

    • Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice
    • By: Christopher Hitchens, Thomas Mallon (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    "A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word." Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than The Missionary Position, Christopher Hitchens's meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Hitch

    • By rohan hughes on 06-03-2017

    Non-member price: $17.16

    • Cognac Conspiracies [Le dernier coup de Jarnac]

    • By: Jean-Pierre Alaux, Noël Balen, Sally Pane - translator
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The heirs to one of the oldest Cognac estates in France face a hostile takeover by foreign investors. Renowned wine expert Benjamin Cooker is called in to audit the books. In what he thought was a sleepy provincial town, he is stonewalled, crosses paths with his first love, and stands up to high-level state officials keen on controlling the buyout. Meanwhile irresistible Virgile mingles with the local population until a drowning changes the stakes.

    Non-member price: $21.69

    • World War One

    • A Short History
    • By: Norman Stone
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    In 1914, a new kind of war came about, bringing with it a new kind of world. World War One began on horseback, with generals employing bayonet charges to gain ground, and ended with attacks resembling the Nazi blitzkriegs. The scale of devastation was unlike anything the world had seen before: 14 million combatants died, a further 20 million were wounded, and four empires were destroyed. Even the victors' empires were fatally damaged.

    Non-member price: $28.94

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