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1: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes: v. 1 [sound recording on CD]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2007    4 Pages    (Naxos AudioBooks)

Includes six cases which are taken from the end of Sherlock Holmes' career as a detective, and involve theft, murder and the threat of a vampire.

Includes six cases which are taken from the end of Sherlock Holmes' career as a detective, and involve theft, murder and the threat of a vampire. [less]

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Adam and Eve and Pinch MeCD

Ruth Rendell

2004    180 Pages    (Random House Audiobooks)

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After the fire, a still small voice [sound recording on CD]

Evie Wyld

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All The Colours Of Darkness

Peter Robinson

2012    (ISIS Audio Books)

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Artemis

Julian Stockwin, Christian Rodska (narrated by)

2004    (Chivers Audiobooks)

Thomas Payne Kidd's jubilation after a ferocious battle against the French is cut short when a family matter means he must return to Guilford. But the sea beckons irresistibly and he manages to ship out again in his beloved Artemis - in a voyage that will take him to the fabled East and present him with fierce challenges, both personal and physical.

Thomas Payne Kidd's jubilation after a ferocious battle against the French is cut short when a family matter means he must return to Guilford. But the sea beckons irresistibly and he manages to ship out again in his beloved Artemis - in a voyage that will take him to the fabled East and present him with fierce challenges, both personal and physical. [less]

Playaway General Fiction
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Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast [sound recording on CD]

Charlie Connelly

2005    (Hachette Audio)

The paperback. Pub Date: 2005 05 of Pages: 1 in Publisher: Little own Since its first oadcast in the 1920s the shipping forecast on the BBC radio has inspired poems. songs and novels in addition to its intended objective of warning generations of seafarers of impending storms and gales. In Attention All Shipping. Charlie Connelly wittily explores the places behind the voice. those mysterious regions whose names seem often to bear no relation to conventional geography.

The paperback. Pub Date: 2005 05 of Pages: 1 in Publisher: Little own Since its first oadcast in the 1920s the shipping forecast on the BBC radio has inspired poems. songs and novels in addition to its intended objective of warning generations of seafarers of impending storms and gales. In Attention All Shipping. Charlie Connelly wittily explores the places behind the voice. those mysterious regions whose names seem often to bear no relation to conventional geography. [less]

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Bad Boy JackAudiobook, Unabridged

Josephine Cox

2002    (BBC Audiobooks)

Read by Carole Boyd. Complete and unabridged. Playing time 13 hours 50 mins

Read by Carole Boyd. Complete and unabridged. Playing time 13 hours 50 mins [less]

General Fiction
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Bat: The First Inspector Harry Hole Novel, The

Jo Nesbo

2014    (Random House Audio Publishing Group)

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Behind The Scenes At The Museum [sound recording on CD]

Kate Atkinson

2009    (Audiobooks)

Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married.

Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D-cup that he wasn't married. [less]

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Blood Count

Robert Goddard

2011    (Chivers Audiobooks)

There's no such thing as easy money. As surgeon Edward Hammond is about to find out. Thirteen years ago he performed a life-saving operation on Serbian gangster Dragan Gazi. No Gazi is standing trial for war crimes in the International Criminal Court in The Hague. . . Gazi's family have a favour to ask ub exchange for keeping Hammond's dirty little secret . . . they want him to find the man who holds the key to all the money Gazi squirrelled away before his arrest. Audio book read by David [...]

There's no such thing as easy money. As surgeon Edward Hammond is about to find out. Thirteen years ago he performed a life-saving operation on Serbian gangster Dragan Gazi. No Gazi is standing trial for war crimes in the International Criminal Court in The Hague. . . Gazi's family have a favour to ask ub exchange for keeping Hammond's dirty little secret . . . they want him to find the man who holds the key to all the money Gazi squirrelled away before his arrest.
Audio book read by David Rintoul.
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Crime and Thriller
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Blood of Crows [audio book], The

Caro Ramsay

2012    (Whole Story Audiobooks)

The Blood of Crows will be a huge treat for all fans of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, and establishes Caro Ramsay firmly as one of the most exciting new voices in Scottish crime fiction. DI Colin Anderson is having a bad week. His conviction of paedophile Skelpie Fairbairn is declared unsafe, putting Fairbairn back on Glasgow's streets. Then a succession of strange crimes - a gangster torched alive; a teenage boy tortured then dropped off a bridge; a police suicide; a young girl tied to the river [...]

The Blood of Crows will be a huge treat for all fans of Ian Rankin and Val McDermid, and establishes Caro Ramsay firmly as one of the most exciting new voices in Scottish crime fiction. DI Colin Anderson is having a bad week. His conviction of paedophile Skelpie Fairbairn is declared unsafe, putting Fairbairn back on Glasgow's streets. Then a succession of strange crimes - a gangster torched alive; a teenage boy tortured then dropped off a bridge; a police suicide; a young girl tied to the river bank and left for the tide - leave Anderson with his hands full. Soon his team discovers that all the crimes are oddly linked to an elusive mastermind called the Puppeteer... [less]

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Book Thief, The [sound recording on CD]

Markus Zusak

2007    (Audiobooks)

presenting a tale of the cruel twists of fate and the coincidences on which all our lives hinge, this work also takes a look at how books can nourish the soul.

presenting a tale of the cruel twists of fate and the coincidences on which all our lives hinge, this work also takes a look at how books can nourish the soul. [less]

General Fiction
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Brideshead Revisited (BBC Audio)

Evelyn Waugh

2008    (BBC Audiobooks Ltd)

Charles Ryder's friendship with the charming, irrepressible Sebastian Flyte and his equally charming, eccentric family begins when they are both Oxford undergraduates in 1923. Carefree days of drinking champagne and driving in the country soon end, however, as Sebastian's health deteriorates. Questions about mortality and religion are raised.

Charles Ryder's friendship with the charming, irrepressible Sebastian Flyte and his equally charming, eccentric family begins when they are both Oxford undergraduates in 1923. Carefree days of drinking champagne and driving in the country soon end, however, as Sebastian's health deteriorates. Questions about mortality and religion are raised. [less]

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Buried

Mark Billingham, Paul Thornley (Narrated by)

2007    1 Pages    (W. F. Howes Limited)

Luke Mullen, sixteen year old son of a former, high-ranking police officer has disappeared, presumed kidnapped. While no-one quite dares to voice the fear that he could also be presumed dead, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is brought in to beef up the squad dedicated to locating the missing boy. The first thing the team looks for is anyone with a grudge against Luke's father, a man who'd put a lot of tough villains away in his time. A list quickly emerges, but Thorne discovers that one name has [...]

Luke Mullen, sixteen year old son of a former, high-ranking police officer has disappeared, presumed kidnapped. While no-one quite dares to voice the fear that he could also be presumed dead, Detective Inspector Tom Thorne is brought in to beef up the squad dedicated to locating the missing boy. The first thing the team looks for is anyone with a grudge against Luke's father, a man who'd put a lot of tough villains away in his time. A list quickly emerges, but Thorne discovers that one name has been omitted - the most obvious suspect. Is this a simple oversight? Or is it something more telling? Aware that he does not have the luxury of time, Thorne searches desperately for connections and leads, but learns that secrets are as easily buried as bodies, and that assumptions are the enemy of truth... [less]

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Burning Wire (unabridged audiobook), The

Jeffery Deaver, narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris

2012    12 Pages    (Whole Story Audiobooks)

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Call for the Dead (BBC Audio)

John Le Carre

2009    (BBC Audiobooks Ltd)

"Call for the Dead", set in London in the late 1950s, finds George Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting. But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate - only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime [...]

"Call for the Dead", set in London in the late 1950s, finds George Smiley engaged in the humdrum job of security vetting. But when a Foreign Office civil servant commits suicide after an apparently unproblematic interview, Smiley is baffled. Refusing to believe that Fennan shot himself soon after making a cup of cocoa and asking the exchange to telephone him in the morning, Smiley decides to investigate - only to uncover a murderous conspiracy with its roots in his own secret wartime past. Starring the award-winning Simon Russell Beale as Smiley, and with a distinguished cast including Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron and Anna Chancellor, this tense, thrilling dramatisation perfectly captures the atmosphere of le Carre's masterful debut novel. [less]

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Canterbury Tales: Audio CDs, The

Geoffrey Chaucer

1995    (Naxos AudioBooks)

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Cards on the Table: BBC Radio 4 Full-cast Dramatisation (BBC Radio Collection)

Agatha Christie

2002    2 Pages    (BBC Physical Audio)

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection.

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation starring John Moffatt as Hercule Poirot. Mr Shaitana was famous as a flamboyant party host. Nevertheless he was a man of whom everybody was a little afraid. So, when he boasted to Poirot that he considered murder an art form, the detective had some reservations about accepting a party invitation to view Shaitana's private collection. [less]

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castle in the forest [sound recording on CD] , The

Norman Mailer

2007    (Clipper audio)

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Casual Vacancy, The [sound recording on CD]

J. K. Rowling

2012    480 Pages    (Hachette Digital)

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cement garden [sound recording on CD] , The

Ian McEwan

2007    (Chivers Audiobooks)

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Child 44 [sound recording on CD]

Tom Rob Smith

2008    6 Pages    (Simon & Schuster Audio UK)

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Chocolat (BBC Audiobooks)

Joanne Harris

2011    (BBC Audiobooks Ltd)

When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the Church compare with the sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle?

When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the Church compare with the sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle? [less]

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Classic Women's Short Stories (Classic Literature with Classical Music) [sound recording on CD]

Katherine Mansfield, Kate Chopin, Virginia Woolf

2001    (Naxos AudioBooks)

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Code to Zero [sound recording on CD]

Ken Follett

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Coming Home [sound recording on CD]

Rosamunde Pilcher

2006    (Hodder & Stoughton)

For Judith Dunbar, her first glimpse of Nancherrow, her friend Loveday's beautiful family estate on the Cornish coast, is love at first sight - after the rigours of boarding school it spells luxury. She falls in love, too, with all Loveday's family. They treat Judith as one of them. With their generosity and kindness, Judith grows from naive girl to confident young woman basking in the warmth of a surrogate family whose flame of love and affection burns brightly. But it is a flame soon to be [...]

For Judith Dunbar, her first glimpse of Nancherrow, her friend Loveday's beautiful family estate on the Cornish coast, is love at first sight - after the rigours of boarding school it spells luxury. She falls in love, too, with all Loveday's family. They treat Judith as one of them. With their generosity and kindness, Judith grows from naive girl to confident young woman basking in the warmth of a surrogate family whose flame of love and affection burns brightly. But it is a flame soon to be extinguised in the gathering storm of war. In the danger and deprivation of the 'forties, those sun-drenched Cornish days seem as distant as a dream. Many of the young people whose carefree laughter echoed round Nancherrow will laugh no more. And Judith herself has far to travel before at last ...coming home. [less]

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Complaints, The [sound recording on CD]

Ian Rankin

2009    (Orion)

It must be a double-edged sword to be Ian Rankin. Of course it's comforting to be Britain's best-selling male crime writer -- and to have created one of the most iconic characters in detective fiction in the irascible (and indomitable) D. I. Jack Rebus. But Rankin -- a writer who has clearly never been content to simply repeat himself -- had made it clear that there would be a finite number of Rebus books (the character, after all, was ageing in real time as Rankin had always planned that he [...]

It must be a double-edged sword to be Ian Rankin. Of course it's comforting to be Britain's best-selling male crime writer -- and to have created one of the most iconic characters in detective fiction in the irascible (and indomitable) D. I. Jack Rebus. But Rankin -- a writer who has clearly never been content to simply repeat himself -- had made it clear that there would be a finite number of Rebus books (the character, after all, was ageing in real time as Rankin had always planned that he should do). And with Exit Music he wrote finis to the career of his tough Glaswegian cop. But Rankin had made a rod for his own back: a less high-profile writer might get away with a change of pace which didn't quite come off -- not so Ian Rankin. And fortunately, the standalone heist novel which was the first post-Rebus book, Doors Open, was a winner and proved categorically that there was life after Rebus.With The Complaints, we have the first novel by Ian Rankin featuring a new protagonist, another Edinburgh copper, Malcolm Fox. But Fox is quite a different character to his predecessor, although both men are imposing physically. For a start, Fox doesn't drink and is initially less confrontational than the bolshie Rebus. But where the latter’s taste in music ran (like the author’s) to rock music -- Rankin fans know about the Rebus titles echoing those of the Rolling Stones -- Fox is more inclined to listen to serious music. The city, however, is the same, and although some may regret that the massively talented Rankin has not moved into new territory along with his new copper, there's no denying that the author is the ultimate modern chronicler of Edinburgh, with a gift for pungent evocation worthy of his great Scottish literary predecessors. And it's a relief to report that The Complaints augurs very well for any further books featuring Malcolm Fox. Fox is part of the unpopular Complaints & Conduct department of the police force (better known as ‘The Complaints’) -- and the reason for that unpopularity is clear to see: this is the department designed to root out corruption in the force and investigate suspect officers. The current target for Fox is policeman Glenn Heaton of the CID, who has often sailed close to the edge; now there appears to be material for a case against him. But at the same time, another cop, Jamie Breck, is suspected of being part of a ring indulging in child abuse. Fox is in for some jawdropping surprises regarding his colleague, and the shifting relationship between the two men is at the core of this finely honed narrative (along with Fox's treatment of his ailing father -- something else which differentiates this book from its predecessors). There will, of course, be Rebus fans who would have been happy for Rankin to go on creating new problem for his awkward copper, but most admirers of the author will be happy with this striking change of pace -- and will be hungry for further outings for Malcolm Fox and the Complaints unit. --Barry Forshaw [less]

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Cover the mirrors [sound recording on CD]

Faye L. Booth

2008    (Magna Story Sound)

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General Fiction
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Cranford

Elizabeth Gaskell, Prunella Scales (narrated by)

2009    (Chivers Audiobooks)

A portrait of the residents of an English country town in the mid-nineteenth century, by turns affectionate, moving and darkly satirical.

A portrait of the residents of an English country town in the mid-nineteenth century, by turns affectionate, moving and darkly satirical. [less]

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Da Vinci Code, The [sound recording on CD]

Dan Brown, Jeff Harding

2004    (Orion)

The world's bestselling book now a bestselling audio.

The world's bestselling book now a bestselling audio. [less]

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dark room [sound recording] , The

Minette Walters

2005    (BBC Audiobooks)

Complete and unabridged. 12 CDs; playing time 12 hrs 46 mins. Read by Sian Thomas

Complete and unabridged. 12 CDs; playing time 12 hrs 46 mins. Read by Sian Thomas [less]

General Fiction
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De Niro's game [sound recording on CD]

Rawi Hage

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Dead Air [sound recording on CD]

Iain Banks

2002    (HarperCollins)

There's no question that the anticipation for each successive Iain Banks novel grows ever greater, and Dead Air is a literary event. The sardonic, inventive prose guarantees a unique reading experience with each new book (the misfires may be counted on one hand), and whatever genre he tackles, Banks is one of the most stimulating writers at work in Britain today. His protagonist here is Ken Nott, a character as penetratingly realised as ever. He's a committed contrarian, ekeing out a living as a [...]

There's no question that the anticipation for each successive Iain Banks novel grows ever greater, and Dead Air is a literary event. The sardonic, inventive prose guarantees a unique reading experience with each new book (the misfires may be counted on one hand), and whatever genre he tackles, Banks is one of the most stimulating writers at work in Britain today. His protagonist here is Ken Nott, a character as penetratingly realised as ever. He's a committed contrarian, ekeing out a living as a left-wing radio shock-jock in London. He makes his home in a loft apartment in the East End, in a former factory due to be demolished in a few days. After a wedding breakfast, people begin to pitch fruit from a balcony on to a deserted car park 10 storeys below; then they begin dispatching other things: a broken TV, a loudspeaker with a ruptured cone, bean bags and other useless furniture. Then the guests enter a kind of frenzy and start dropping things that are still working, at the same time trashing the rest of the apartment. But suddenly mobile phones start to ring urgently and they're told to turn on the TV, because a plane has just crashed into the World Trade Center. And Ken Nott finds his life is to change irrevocably. Banks's subject here is nothing less than the survival of the individual in the face of a chaotic world. The destruction of personality under the lacerating values of modernity is a subject repeatedly addressed by JG Ballard (and that author's shadow is clearly evident here), and although this is one of the Iain Banks novels in which he pointedly does not use the "M" in his name that marks his science fiction, this nightmare vision of contemporary London has more than a trace of that genre in its sense of fractured reality. But all the caustic humour and dark character development that Banks excels in are fully in place. --Barry Forshaw [less]

General Fiction
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Death in the afternoon [sound recording on CD]

Ernest Hemingway

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Death Message (Tom Thorne Novels)

Mark Billingham

2007    5 Pages    (Hachette Audio)

The new Tom Thorne novel from Britain's fastest selling crime writer.

The new Tom Thorne novel from Britain's fastest selling crime writer. [less]

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Demon Barber: From the New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The [sound recording on CD]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2008    (Alten8 Limited)

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