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    • Man's Search for Meaning

    • By: Viktor E. Frankl
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 827
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 698

    Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An unmissable masterpiece

    • By Davide Gaido on 17-06-2015

    Non-member price: $20.46

    • Fire and Blood

    • 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire)
    • By: George R.R. Martin
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 26 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 178

    Set 300 years before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire, Fire and Blood is the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros as told by Archmaester Gyldayn, and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through to the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A treasure trove for any lore fans

    • By Eirik F. Eriksen on 23-11-2018

    Non-member price: $41.01

    • Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 834
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 774
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 775

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poor performance of an exceptional book

    • By Ben Scott on 22-07-2015

    Non-member price: $70.20

    • 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 271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249

    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

    Non-member price: $43.87

    • Dune Messiah

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great read for those who loved the first book

    • By patrick on 01-06-2015

    Non-member price: $31.15

    • The Black Prism

    • Lightbringer Trilogy Book One
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382

    Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: Five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Redone by new Narrator

    • By kneaky on 02-05-2017

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • Soho Angel

    • By: Greg Keen
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Rock star Castor Greaves and his model girlfriend vanished twenty years ago after an infamous gig in Soho. According to urban myth they’re still alive - holed up somewhere by the Golden Road, a fabled music-industry 'disappearing' service - so when PI Kenny Gabriel is hired to solve the notorious case, he knows he’ll need to watch his back. But Kenny’s life is in danger already: a brain tumour is messing with his mind, and he may well have nothing to lose. Stalking the seedy clubs and backstreets of Soho, he makes a gruesome discovery....

    Non-member price: $20.88

    • Temeraire

    • The Temeraire Series, Book 1
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    As Napoleon's tenacious infantry rampages across Europe and his armada lies in wait for Nelson's smaller fleet, the war does not rage on land and water alone. Squadrons of aviators swarm the skies - a deadly shield for the cumbersome canon-firing vessels. Raining fire and acid upon their enemies, they engage in a swift, violent combat with flying tooth and claw...for these aviators ride dragons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Dragon and a Gentleman

    • By Mr David P Lam on 19-12-2018

    Non-member price: $19.75

    • Throne of Jade

    • The Temeraire Series, Book 2
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Temeraire is a Celestial dragon, the most highly prized of all draconic breeds, famed for their intelligence, for their agility and most of all for the Divine Wind - their terrible roar, capable of shattering the heavy timbers of war ships and devastating woodland. Captured by the British, Temeraire was meant to be the companion of the Emperor Napoleon and not captained by a mere officer in the British Air Corps. The Chinese have demanded his return, and the British government cannot afford to provoke the Asian superpower into allying with the French - even if it costs them the most powerful weapon in their arsenal and forces Laurence and Temeraire apart.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slow and steady

    • By Mr David P Lam on 11-01-2019

    Non-member price: $19.75

    • Children of Dune

    • By: Frank Herbert
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Simon Vance
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered, and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Catherine J Coleman on 29-09-2015

    Non-member price: $58.49

    • The Blinding Knife

    • Lightbringer, Book Two
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 302
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 280

    Gavin Guile is dying. He'd thought he had five years left - now he's got less than one. With 50,000 refugees, a bastard son, and an ex-fiancée who may have learned his darkest secret, Gavin's got problems on every side. As he loses control of his magic, all magic is running wild, threatening to destroy the Seven Satrapies. The old gods are being reborn. Their army of color wights is unstoppable, and the only salvation may be the brother whose freedom and life Gavin stole 16 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By David on 04-01-2015

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • Fallen Sepulchre

    • The Darkness Within Saga, Book 3
    • By: JD Franx
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    Threatened by an Elloryan invasion reinforced by the Ancients, the sanctuary Ember and Max sought in DormaSai after Kael’s burial is at its end. A civil war rages in Cethos, and the threat of Wildland tribal attacks in the Blood Kingoms is imminent. They can offer no help to their Southern neighbors, leaving DormaSai as all that stands in the Ancients’ way. When the peace conclave crumbles and the Ancients are forced from DormaSai by unexpected allies, Ember and Max turn their attention to preparing for the Ancients’ inevitable return.

    Non-member price: $48.75

    • The Broken Eye

    • Lightbringer, Book Three
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 299

    As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who might still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism - he can't use magic at all. Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Each book gets better then the last!

    • By Nathaniel on 05-08-2017

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Soho Ghosts

    • The Soho Series, Book 2
    • By: Greg Keen
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When a disgraced politician is found dead at his London flat, there are few people who mourn his demise. George Dent’s reputation was in tatters, and his suicide surprises nobody - except one. Dent’s childhood friend Peter Timms is certain the MP’s downfall was a set-up; why else was he being stalked in the weeks before his death? Timms can even name the culprit - the only problem is, he’s been dead for seventy years. But broke PI Kenny Gabriel can’t afford to be cynical. He agrees to round up Dent’s old school gang, although some of them are less than keen to be found.

    Non-member price: $25.34

    • The Blood Debt

    • Wolf of the North, Book 3
    • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    A blade fit for a hero. An army for a tyrant. A reckoning long awaited, and a tale reaching its end. The riveting conclusion to the Wolf of the North trilogy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By taleulah on 19-06-2018

    Non-member price: $43.93

    • A Tale of Two Cities [Tantor]

    • By: Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for 18 years without trial by the aristocratic authorities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very powerful version of a great tale

    • By mary on 02-02-2015

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Empire of Ivory

    • The Temeraire Series, Book 4
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Laurence and Temeraire made a daring journey across vast and inhospitable continents to bring home a rare Turkish dragon from the treacherous Ottoman Empire. Kazilik dragons are firebreathers, and Britain is in greater need of protection than ever, for while Laurence and Temeraire were away, an epidemic struck British shores and is killing off her greatest defence - her dragon air force is slowly dying. The dreadful truth must be kept from Napoleon at all costs. 

    Non-member price: $19.75

    • The Blood Mirror

    • The Lightbringer Series, Book 4
    • By: Brent Weeks
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361

    The Blood Mirror is the action-packed new audiobook in the Lightbringer series by international best seller Brent Weeks. Stripped of both magical and political power, the people he once ruled told he's dead, and now imprisoned in his own magical dungeon, former emperor Gavin Guile has no prospect of escape. But the world faces a calamity greater than the Seven Satrapies has ever seen...and only he can save it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So damn good!

    • By Carl on 29-10-2016

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • The Legacy

    • The Darkness Within Saga, Book 1
    • By: JD Franx
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    DeathWizards have been the scourge of Talohna for over 5000 years; they are executed at birth or hunted to the death. There are no exceptions. Pulled by magic and blood sacrifice into a world he can't possibly begin to understand, Kael Symes soon finds himself the focus of a Talohna-wide manhunt. Desperate and trying to stay ahead of ArchWizard Giddeon Zirakus's execution squad, Kael soon discovers that Talohna's ArchWizard may be the least of his worries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incredibly frustrating writing, inconsistent.

    • By Anonymous User on 08-12-2018

    Non-member price: $50.76

    • Soho Dead

    • The Soho Series, Book 1
    • By: Greg Keen
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Kenny Gabriel is three years away from turning sixty, has forty-three quid in the bank and is occasionally employed to find people who would rather not be found. Broke, clientless and depressed, he knows things can't get much worse. Then he's summoned to the office of London media magnate Frank Parr, whose daughter, Harry, is missing - and there's ten grand on the table to get her back. But he and Frank have a history he'd rather not revisit.

    Non-member price: $15.22

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