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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 279
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      5 out of 5 stars 260
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      5 out of 5 stars 259

    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
    • The perfect audiobook

    • By Justin on 11-02-2017

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • 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 222
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    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

    • Where the Heart Leads

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penelope Ashford, Portia Cynster's younger sister, has devoted her life to the care of orphans. But lately, her charges seem to be disappearing without a trace. Penelope enlists investigator Barnaby Adair to solve the mystery. Adair agrees, intrigued by both the case and by Penelope.

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail

    • By: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    At the core is not material riches but a secret, a secret of explosive and controversial proportions, which radiates out from the little Pyrenees village to all the way to contemporary politics and the entire edifice of the Christian faith. It involves nothing less than the Holy Grail.

    Non-member price: $18.72

    • English Passengers

    • By: Matthew Kneale
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith, Simon Prebble, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 20 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fantastic book

    • By Heather on 14-05-2019

    Non-member price: $48.86

    • A Study in Scarlet

    • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    In the first of all the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. John Watson, discharged from military service after suffering severe wounds, is at a loose end until a chance encounter leads him to take rooms with a remarkable young man. The arrogant, irascible Sherlock Holmes is a master chemist, a talented musician, and an expert on all aspects of crime.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • 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 34
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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 34 ratings

    Non-member price: $61.50

    • 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 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • World War One

    • A Short History
    • By: Norman Stone
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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: $20.83

    • The Wolf's Hour

    • By: Robert R. McCammon
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 22 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Michael Gallatin is a British spy with a peculiar talent: the ability to transform himself into a wolf. Although his work in North Africa helped the Allies win the continent in the early days of World War II, he quit the service when a German spy shot his lover in her bed. Now, three years later, the army asks him to end his retirement and parachute into occupied Paris. A mysterious German plan called the Iron Fist threatens the D-Day invasion, and the Nazi in charge is the spy who betrayed Michael’s lover. The werewolf goes to France for king and country, hoping for a chance at bloody vengeance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Master Delivers Again

    • By The Lazy Book Reviewer on 13-01-2016

    Non-member price: $51.18

    • The System of the World

    • Book Eight of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau, Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 14

    In this concluding volume of Neal Stephenson’s epic work, “Half-Cocked Jack” Shaftoe must escape the noose of Jack Ketch; the rivalry between Newton and Leibniz comes to a head; and Daniel Waterhouse pursues his dream to build the Logic Mill

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complex and erudite!

    • By Chris O'Neill on 30-10-2018

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Currency

    • Book Seven of The Baroque Cycle
    • By: Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Neal Stephenson (introduction), Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Daniel Waterhouse finds himself embroiled in a dark conflict that has been raging in the shadows for decades. It is a secret war between the brilliant, enigmatic Master of the Mint (and closet alchemist) Isaac Newton and his archnemesis, the insidious counterfeiter Jack the Coiner, a.k.a. Jack Shaftoe, King of the Vagabonds.

    Non-member price: $36.20

    • On a Wild Night

    • By: Stephanie Laurens
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    It's 1825 in London, and the two curvaceous and blonde 23-year-old Cynster twins, Amanda and Ameliaare, are desperate to get married. All they need are two fine, strapping gentlemen - preferably with large purses.

    So what do these two lusty young ladies do?They make a visit to the local gaming halls, of course!

    Non-member price: $52.77

    • The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History

    • By: Robert Darnton
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some 20 times? Why in the 18th-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the wolf eat the child at the end? What did the anonymous townsman of Montpelier have in mind when he kept an exhaustive dossier on all the activities of his native city?

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • The Irregulars

    • Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington
    • By: Jennet Conant
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Prior to the U.S. entering WWII, a small coterie of British spies in Washington, D.C., was formed. They called themselves the Baker Street Irregulars after the band of street urchins who were the eyes and ears of Sherlock Holmes in some Arthur Conan Doyle stories.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The epitome of the chivalric novel, Ivanhoe sweeps listeners into Medieval England and the lives of a memorable cast of characters. Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard the Lion Hearted, returns from the Crusades to reclaim his inheritance. Rebecca, a beautiful Jewish woman, is defended by Ivanhoe against a charge of witchcraft - but it is Lady Rowena who is Ivanhoe's true love. The success of this novel lies with Scott's skillful blend of historic reality, chivalric romance, and high adventure.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • 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
    • Performance
      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 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 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In these 13 essays and one remarkable extended interview, the man widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein returns to reveal an amazing array of possibilities for understanding our universe. Building on his earlier work, Hawking discusses imaginary time, how black holes can give birth to baby universes, and scientists’ efforts to find a complete unified theory that would predict everything in the universe.

    Non-member price: $30.86

    • The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

    • By: Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Davina Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Susanna Clarke returns with an enchanting collection brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy tales: petulant princesses; vengeful owls; ladies who pass their time by embroidering terrible fates; endless paths in the deep, dark woods; and houses that never appear the same way twice.

    Non-member price: $35.05

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