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Fiction Audiobooks

From Harry Potter to Sherlock Holmes, The Hitchhiker's Guide to Poirot, our extensive range of fiction audiobooks are perfect for when you love a good book but don't have the time to pick one up.

  • Sherlock Holmes MP3 CD Collection

    Arthur Conan Doyle

    Product Code: SHOL
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    Stephen Fry reads Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's complete works of Sherlock Holmes stories in this audio collection.

    This collection contains four novels and five collections of short stories and Stephen even provides insightful, intimate and deeply personal introductions to the titles.

    These are classic crime stories that you'll love to hear either while relaxing or on long journeys.

    Approximate running time: 73 hours, 25 minutes

    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order.

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    Format: MP3 CD
    Unabridged
    Titles in this collection: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear, His Last Bow, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes.
    • £18.99
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  • Adrian Mole Audio Collection - 15 CDs

    Sue Townsend

    Product Code: AMOL
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    Sue Townsend's Adrian Mole is a character we've all laughed at and with over the years and this audio collection includes the first three books in the hugely entertaining and influential series.

    The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole will introduce you to a hapless teenager who provides an unabashed, pimples-and-all glimpse into adolescent life through his diary; The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole finds the teen struggling with the prospect of entering adulthood and trying to survive his family's attempts to scar him for life; and The Wilderness Years finds Adrian aged 23 and 3/4, living as a lodger in Pandora's Oxford flat, where he's barely tolerated by his childhood sweetheart.

    Narrated by Nicholas Barnes, these are brilliantly funny CDs to listen to again and again.
    Format: CD
    Unabridged
    Approximate running time: 16.5 hours
    • £8.99
    • RRP £54.99
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  • James Bond 007 Audio Collection - 23 CDs

    Ian Fleming

    Product Code: JBAC
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    Narrated by big-name actors including Dan Stevens, Bill Nighy, Rory Kinnear and Damian Lewis, this audio collection contains the first four books in Ian Fleming's classic James Bond series.

    Featuring Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker and Diamonds are Forever, these CDs (complete with original, unabridged text) follow the spy on his various missions and are sure to keep anyone who loves all things 007 happily entertained.

    Casino Royale follows Bond as he aims to neutralise the Russian operative Le Chiffre by ruining him at the baccarat table; Moonraker has him trying to stop a millionaire-backed project that could threaten Britain's defence system; Live and Let Die is a tale of terror, treachery and torture; and Diamonds are Forever finds diamonds being smuggled from Africa to America via Britain.

    Format: CD

    Unabridged

    Approximate running time: 26 hours
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  • Hamish Macbeth Mysteries MP3 CD Collection

    MC Beaton

    Product Code: HAMI
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    M.C. Beaton fans will love hearing the first 10 books following the super sleuth detective's cases in audio format.

    The country's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman, Hamish Macbeth resides in the village of Lochdubh in the Scottish Highlands. It's here where he investigates all kinds of quirky killings.

    With beautiful descriptions of the area and a whole load of unexpected twists, these are gentle, clever and sharply observed cosy crime mysteries.

    Approximate running time: 51 hours, 40 minutes

    Please note this collection contains CDs that can only be played on MP3-accessible CD players, computers and laptops. The majority of post-2001 car model stereos are MP3 CD accessible. Please check your CD player is MP3 accessible before placing an order.

    Import into iTunes or any other media player, then transfer to your MP3 device or player. Suitable for smartphones, iPads and tablets.
    Format: MP3 CD
    Unabridged
    Titles in this collection: Death of a Gossip, Death of a Cad, Death of an Outsider, Death of a Perfect Wife, Death of a Hussy, Death of a Snob, Death of a Prankster, Death of a Glutton, Death of a Travelling Man, Death of a Charming Man
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  • Just So Stories Audio

    Rudyard Kipling

    Product Code: AMSSF
    Audio 9 years +
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    Samuel West reads ten of Rudyard Kipling's famous tales, as broadcast on BBC Radio 4. How the Whale Got His Throat, How the Leopard Got His Spots, The Beginning of the Armadillos, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, The Cat That Walked By Himself, How the Camel Got His Hump, The Crab That Played With The Sea, The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo, and, The Butterfly That Stamped The Elephant's Child. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 as part of Just So Science, these charming tales are sure to delight listeners of all ages.
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  • Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Sherlock Holmes' Rediscovered Railway Stories

    John Taylor

    Product Code: AOPAA
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    Benedict Cumberbatch reads these four new Sherlock Holmes stories by John Taylor 'An Inscrutable Masquerade'/ 'The Conundrum of Coach 13'/ 'The Trinity Vicarage Larceny'/ 'The 10.59 Assassin' Inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes stories, John Taylor has written four more mysteries featuring the world's greatest detective. Read by acclaimed actor Benedict Cumberbatch, these new adventures share all the suspense of the original tales. In a drawer in his bureau, Dr Watson keeps a locked cedarwood chest - a 'box of secrets'. It contains an archive of notes referring to some of Holmes' cases that, for one reason or another, never saw the light of day. Now, for the first time, Watson has decided to reveal the truth to the world...In these four thrilling stories, Holmes experiments with the science of ballistics, locates some missing gold bullion, investigates the theft of a large amount of money and solves the baffling mystery of the Stovey murder.
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  • Agatha Christie: The 'Lost' Plays

    Agatha Christie

    Product Code: APCBW
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    This is a triple bill of archive BBC radio dramas, believed lost for over a century and only recently rediscovered. Butter in a Lordly Dish, written specially for radio in 1948, features Richard Williams as Sir Luke Enderby KC, whose infidelities lead him into trouble when he goes to meet his latest flame. Williams also stars as Hercule Poirot in Murder in the Mews, a 1955 adaptation of a short story. A young woman is found dead in her flat, the day after Guy Fawkes night. Did she die by her own hand, or someone else's? In Personal Call, also written specially for radio by Agatha Christie, a disturbing telephone call from a woman named Fay has consequences for both Richard Brent and his wife Pam. This 1960 production stars Ivan Brandt and Barbara Lott.
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  • The Complete Talking Heads

    Alan Bennett

    Product Code: APLBR
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    The complete audio collection of Alan Bennett's celebrated monologues, published together for the first time and performed by some of Britain's best actors. The Talking Heads monologues are widely regarded as one of Alan Bennett's finest dramatic achievements. First broadcast on BBC TV and BBC Radio 4 in the 1980s and 1990s, they won a host of awards and huge popular acclaim, and remain among his most admired works today. This collection includes all twelve Talking Heads, plus the precursor of that series, A Woman of No Importance. Beautifully crafted and full of compassion and wry observation, each tale is ripe with the quirky, insightful detail that has become Bennett's trademark. The monologues are: A Woman of No Importance (Patricia Routledge); A Chip in the Sugar (Alan Bennett); A Lady of Letters (Patricia Routledge); Bed Among the Lentils (Anna Massey); Soldiering On (Stephanie Cole); Her Big Chance (Julie Walters); A Cream Cracker Under the Settee (ThoraHird); Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet (Patricia Routledge); The Hand of God (Eileen Atkins); Playing Sandwiches (David Haig); The Outside Dog (Julie Walters); Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Penelope Wilton) and Waiting for the Telegram (Thora Hird). Intensely moving, deeply engrossing and highly entertaining, these spellbinding soliloquies are essential listening.
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  • The Agatha Raisin Radio Drama Collection

    Product Code: AMWLK
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    On 10 CD's. A box set collection of ten BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas of the popular mysteries by M.C. Beaton, starring Penelope Keith as amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin.

    Stories include:
    Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death & The Vicious Vet
    Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener & The Walkers of Dembley
    Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate & The Buried Treasure
    Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham & The Murderous Marriage
    Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist & The Fairies of Fryfam

    'Agatha Raisin - sharp, witty, hugely intelligent, unfailingly entertaining, delightfully intolerant and oh so magnificently non-pc' - Anne Robinson.

    'If there is one thing better than watching Penelope Keith, it is listening to her' - The Times
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  • The Hobbit

    JRR Tolkien

    Product Code: ACEEF
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    The unabridged version of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", read by Robert Inglis.
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  • The Fellowship of the Ring Audio

    JRR Tolkien

    Product Code: ACEEB
    Audio 13 years +
    This is an audio version of the first book of Tolkien's trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.

    Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered the Rings of Power so that he can rule Middle-earth.

    All he lacks in his plans for domination is one ring - the ring that has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.
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  • The Cleverness of Ladies

    Alexander McCall Smith

    Product Code: ADZDB
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    Glorious short stories from international bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, in a collection written especially for World Book Day There are times when ladies must use all their wisdom and good sense to face life's problems and mysteries. Mma Ramotswe, owner of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, keeps her wits about her as she looks into why the country's star goalkeeper isn't saving goals. Georgina turns her rudeness into a virtue when she opens a successful hotel. Italian shop-keeper Fabrizia shows her bravery when her husband betrays her. And in Suffolk during the Second World War, gentle La proves that music really can make a difference. With his trademark gift for storytelling, Alexander McCall Smith brings us five tales of love, heartbreak, hope and the cleverness of ladies. This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.
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  • Raising Steam

    Terry Pratchett

    Product Code: AIIVH
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    To the consternation of the patrician, Lord Vetinari, a new invention has arrived in Ankh-Morpork - a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements: earth, air, fire and water. This being Ankh-Morpork, it's soon drawing astonished crowds, some of whom caught the zeitgeist early and arrive armed with notepads and very sensible rainwear. Moist von Lipwig is not a man who enjoys hard work - as master of the Post Office, the Mint and the Royal Bank his input is, of course, vital ...but largely dependent on words, which are fortunately not very heavy and don't always need greasing. However, he does enjoy being alive, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse...Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man wi' t'flat cap and sliding rule who has an interesting arrangement with the sine and cosine. Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs and some very angry dwarfs if he's going to stop it all going off the rails...
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  • The Lady in the Van

    Alan Bennett

    Product Code: APHSN
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    Maggie Smith stars in this BBC radio adaptation of Alan Bennett's highly acclaimed autobiographical stage play. An eccentric old lady moves into a quiet street in Camden Town. There she remains, installed in her van in glorious self-sufficiency, until the council instructs her to move on. Then a kind home-owner invites her to move her van into his garden - where she stays for the next fifteen years. This is the fascinating story of the genteel vagrant who found a unique place in Alan Bennett's life and writing. But the drama is as much about the author himself as Miss Shepherd. Why did Alan Bennett let her commandeer his driveway? Was he acting out of kindness, weakness, or hidden guilt over not spending enough time with his own mother? Did he always subconsciously plan to exploit Miss Shepherd for literary profit? Thought-provoking and moving, The Lady in the Van tackles profound questions about social responsibility, homelessness and mental illness with a lightness of touch characteristic of Bennett the master storyteller. With a full cast including Adrian Scarborough, Marcia Warren and Alan Bennett, this bitter-sweet comic tale stars Maggie Smith as Miss Shepherd. Now a major BBC feature film, starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings.
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  • McLevy, the Collected Editions

    David Ashton

    Product Code: ANNYL
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    Brian Cox stars as the Edinburgh detective in nine episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Inspired by the real-life memoirs of a Victorian Inspector in Scotland, James McLevy prowls the dark streets of 1860s Edinburgh bringing criminals to justice, with the assistance of Constable Mulholland. Pilot Episode: The detective's first adventure. For Unto Us: McLevy goes on the trail of an ingenious cat-burglar. The Trophy Club: McLevy tries to solve the murder of a prostitute. The Second Shadow: The detective is distracted from his work by a woman. The Burning Question: An unsolved murder brings vigilantes onto the streets. A Good Walk Spoilt: A game of golf has desperate stakes. Wild Justice A ghost from the past returns to haunt McLevy. The Wild Spark: A tobacco warehouse goes up in smoke. Stab in the Back: A hired killer roams Leith's dark alleys. Siobhan Redmond co-stars as Jean Brash and Michael Perceval-Maxwell as Mulholland in these nine BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas.
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  • Panic

    Roy Gill

    Product Code: ANLAV
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    "The further into the antique shop she explored, the darker it seemed to get, until Lela couldn't see the walls at all..." Lela Quick is a busy woman. She's got essays to mark, journals to edit, books to write...But every night she is tormented by the same dream: a nightmare of pursuit through a dark forest, the air filled with haunting music. A chance meeting with Quentin Collins, the enigmatic owner of Pandemonium Antiques, adds to her growing sense of unease. Soon both their lives are in danger - if they can't escape the panic...A self-contained horror story with a sting in the tail. The Dark Shadows story continues in this hour-long audio drama, based on the classic ABC-TV series. Actors from the series reprise their various roles from across three centuries of Dark Shadows history in an all new story, with specially composed music and cinematic sound design. The first Dark Shadows release from Big Finish since the hugely popular Dark Shadows - Bloodlust 13-part serial! CAST: David Selby (Quentin Collins), Susan Sullivan (Lela Quick), Michael Shon (Tom Cunningham), John Askew (Robin Goodman), Alexandra Donnachie (Holly Arbour), Daniel Collard (Father Robert Burgess).
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  • Terror Kid

    Benjamin Zephaniah

    Product Code: AMXJD
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    Rico knows to stay away from trouble as best he can. But he's angry and frustrated at the injustices he sees happening at home and around the world. He wants to do something - but what? When he is approached by Speech, a mysterious man who shares Rico's hacktivist interests, Rico is given the perfect opportunity to speak out. After all, what harm can a peaceful cyber protest do...?
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  • The Lord of the Flies

    William Golding

    Product Code: AMQLZ
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    This is the compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them - the world of cricket, homework and adventure stories - and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible.
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  • Mansfield Park

    Jane Austen

    Product Code: ALXXP
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    Felicity Jones, David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch star in BBC Radio 4's full-cast dramatisation of the novel by Jane Austen, one of the great English classics. Seeking a position in society, young Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. But her life there is not as she might wish. Felicity Jones plays Fanny, whilst David Tennant is her cousin Tom and Benedict Cumberbatch his brother Edmund.
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  • Invisible

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AKOIW
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    Everyone thinks Emma Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emma has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her nightly recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emma's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison 'Books' Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emma finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day - and they're all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?
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  • Poirot's Finest Cases

    Agatha Christie

    Product Code: AIGZE
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    "John Moffatt stars as Hercule Poirot in eight full-cast dramas - as heard on BBC Radio 4 The ABC Murders An ABC railway guide is found by dead bodies, and Poirot is warned in advance by a taunting letter from someone signed 'ABC'. Who is ABC? After the Funeral When Richard Abernethie, last master of Enderby Hall, dies suddenly in his sleep, the family are eager to hear about his riches. Death on the Nile A happy couple set out on an idyllic honeymoon cruise on the Nile, and one of them is right to sense danger. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd When Roger Ackroyd is found murdered, there is little to go on. Luckily one of the newest residents is none other than Hercule Poirot. Murder on the Orient Express Passengers on the crowded train are speeding through the snowy European landscape when a terrible murder brings them to an abrupt halt. The Mysterious Affair at Styles The first story to feature Poirot and Hastings. Styles Court is not a happy household and in the blistering summer heat, tensions mount. Peril at End House Nick Buckley, the last in a long line of Buckleys to live at End House, has had three near-fatal accidents - in the past few days. Three Act Tragedy After two similar deaths, a third is waiting in the wings. Are natural causes to blame? Or murder? And can Poirot resist further investigation? "
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  • 10th Anniversary

    James Patterson

    Product Code: ABBOU
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    Detective Lindsay Boxer has finally married her long-time boyfriend Joe. But she doesn't even have time for a honeymoon before returning to work and a traumatic case. A fifteen-year-old girl is found lying unconscious in the street, naked but for a cheap plastic raincoat, and haemorrhaging badly after having given birth within the last 36 hours. But the baby is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile Yuki Castellano is trying a case against a woman accused of killing her husband. The evidence is overwhelming and Yuki is certain of winning a conviction. But the accused is a renowned heart surgeon and her attorney specialises in criminal defence of the wealthy. This case might not be a straightforward as Yuki had hoped. Lindsay and Yuki's close friend and fellow member of the Women's Murder Club reporter Cindy Thomas is investigating a terrifying story. Two women have reported recent sexual assaults, but neither can remember anything of the attacks. Are these two incidents linked? Will this be the start of a string of attacks? Cindy is determined to uncover the truth, but her headstrong approach can lead her straight into danger.
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  • The Right Attitude to Rain

    Alexander McCall Smith

    Product Code: ATAPL
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    Mysteries of love, romance and truth-telling lie at the heart of Isabel Dalhousie's concerns in Alexander McCall Smith's new "Sunday Philosopher's Club" novel. Isabel's niece Cat is still worshipped by the young musician, Jamie, but Cat has a new and unsuitable love-interest. Meanwhile Isabel's Texan cousins have arrived in Edinburgh and are provoking a quite separate set of dilemmas. In between these events and complications, Edinburgh life continues, calmly sailed through by Isabel, her housekeeper, Grace, and, of course, that cautious resident of Isabel's garden, brother Fox. His alone is the uncomplicated existence...This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.
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  • The Perfect Gift

    Emma Hannigan

    Product Code: AQYYD
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    This beautiful, moving novel of mothers and daughters and the secrets they share will fill hearts with love and light.

    If you love Patricia Scanlan and Cathy Kelly's warm novels, you will adore this MP3 CD audiobook edition of Emma Hannigan's The Perfect Gift.
    Format: MP3 CD
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The Book People's best audio fiction books and talking books for adults

  • Sherlock Holmes audio books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Best of John Le Carre audio books by John Le Carre
  • James Bond Audio Books by Ian Fleming
  • Adrian Mole audio books by Sue Townsend
  • Hamish Macbeth audio books by M.C. Beaton
  • Just So Stories audio books by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Lord of the Flies audio book by William Golding
  • Personal audio book by Lee Child
  • The Lady in the Van audio book by Alan Bennett
  • Invisible audio book by James Patterson