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    • The Prince

    • Written by: Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Prince, Machiavelli's 'little book', was written in 1513 and is dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici. It remains a compelling and controversial treatise on politics, dispensing often cynical, sometimes brutal advice on gaining power and retaining it. Essential listening for our masters perhaps, but most certainly for those of us who would not be mastered. The text used here is the unabridged and classic translation by W. K. Marriott.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The cultural atmosphere important

    • By Jon Ross on 2018-10-10

    Price: CDN$ 3.85

    • The Communist Manifesto

    • Written by: Karl Marx
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    ‘It was a sweet finish after the bitter pills of floggings and bullets with which these same governments, just at that time, dosed the German working-class risings’. The Communist Manifesto is, perhaps surprisingly, a most engaging and accessible work, containing even the odd shaft of humour in this translation by Samuel Moore for the 1888 English edition.

    Price: CDN$ 12.70

    • Warrior of the Light

    • A Manual
    • Written by: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho shows listeners how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one who accepts failure, and the one whose quest leads him to become the person he wants to be.

    Price: CDN$ 21.12

    • High Society

    • Written by: Ben Elton
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The war on drugs has been lost but for want of the courage to face the fact that the whole world is rapidly becoming one vast criminal network. From pop stars and princes to crack whores and street kids. From the Groucho Club toilets to the poppy fields of Afghanistan, we are all partners in crime.

    Price: CDN$ 31.65

    • Old Peter's Russian Tales

    • Written by: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) wrote Old Peter's Russian Tales while he was in Russia during the First World War, prior to becoming a war correspondent for The Manchester Guardian. There are 22 stories in all and are told by Old Peter at the behest of his grandchildren, Ivan and Maroosia, in a cozy log cabin in the middle of the forest. These are delightful re-tellings in Ransome's own words of Russian folk tales, and include stories such as "The Little Snow Girl", "Baba Yaga", "Frost", and "Salt".

    Price: CDN$ 23.02

    • H. G. Wells Sci-Fi Omnibus: Four Great Novels

    • Written by: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 23 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    H. G. Wells is rightly regarded as one of the founding fathers of the science fiction genre. This compilation of nearly 20 hours' duration comprises four of his finest sci-fi works, and they really need little introduction. They are, in order: The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon and The Island of Doctor Moreau. They are complete and unabridged and narrated by Greg Wagland.

    Price: CDN$ 37.24

    • Heart of Darkness

    • Written by: Joseph Conrad
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In fading light on the Thames Estuary near London, as Charles Marlow and his companions relax on deck, waiting for the turn of the tide, he tells of the time he turned ‘freshwater sailor’ on the River Congo. His perilous journey upriver in a little steamboat with a band of white colonialists and a group of cannibals takes him closer to the coveted ivory, closer to Kurtz the rogue agent, closer to certain unspeakable rites and the heart of darkness.

    Price: CDN$ 10.78

    • The End of Alchemy

    • Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy
    • Written by: Mervyn King
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Something is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his 10 years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society. In The End of Alchemy, he offers us an essential work about the history and future of money and banking, the keys to modern finance.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • Last Christmas in Paris

    • A Novel of World War I
    • Written by: Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
    • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham, Billie Fulford-Brown, Morag Sims, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict - but how? - and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war, he also faces personal battles back home, where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father's newspaper business. Through their letters Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears - and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene?

    Price: CDN$ 33.72

    • Bad to the Bone

    • DI Bliss, Book 1
    • Written by: Tony J. Forder
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A skeletal body is unearthed in a wooded area of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. DI James Bliss, together with DC Penny Chandler, investigates the case and discovers that the young female victim had been relocated from her original burial site. A witness is convinced that a young female was struck by a vehicle back in the summer of 1990 and that police attended the scene. However, no record exists of either the accident or the reported victim. As the case develops, two retired police officers are murdered. 

    Price: CDN$ 30.06

    • The Party

    • Written by: Elizabeth Day
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland, Stephanie Racine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Martin Gilmour is an outsider. When he wins a scholarship to Burtonbury School, he doesn't wear the right clothes or speak with the right kind of accent. But then he meets the dazzling, popular and wealthy Ben Fitzmaurice and gains admission to an exclusive world. Soon Martin is enjoying tennis parties and Easter egg hunts at the Fitzmaurice family's estate, as Ben becomes the brother he never had.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good read

    • By Lisa S on 2018-07-23

    Price: CDN$ 27.32

    • First World War: Still No End in Sight

    • Written by: Frank Furedi
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    That the conflicts unleashed by Great War did not end in 1918 is well known. World War II and the Cold War clearly constitute key moments in the drama that began in August 1914. This audiobook argues that the battle of ideas which crystallised during the course of the Great War continue to the present. It claims that the disputes about lifestyles and identity - the Culture Wars of today - are only the latest expressions of a century long conflict. There are many influences that contributed to the outbreak of World War One.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • Apologia Pro Vita Sua [A Defense of One's Life]

    • Written by: Cardinal John Henry Newman
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Apologia Pro Vita Sua (A Defence Of His Life) by Cardinal Newman offers a marvellous insight into the mind of a devout Christian, a colossal figure of the nineteenth century. It is, moreover, one of the greatest spiritual autobiographies ever written in the English language, laying out the development of John Henry Newman's religious opinions up to the year 1845 when he finally converted to Roman Catholicism.

    Price: CDN$ 26.49

    • The Scent of Guilt

    • DI Bliss, Book 2
    • Written by: Tony J. Forder
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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     Twelve years after he left Peterborough under a cloud, DI Bliss returns to the city and the major crimes team. Having spent years policing organised crime, Bliss is plunged straight into the heart of a serial murder investigation. Meanwhile, Penny Chandler has been promoted to DS and has been working in London on the Met’s sexual crimes team. But when two rapes are reported on her old patch in Peterborough, Chandler volunteers to interview the victims. Chandler joins the hunt for the attacker and soon notices a possible link between the rapes and Bliss’ murder investigation. Could the same man be responsible? 

    Price: CDN$ 23.22

    • The First Men in the Moon

    • Written by: H. G. Wells
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The First Men in the Moon, published in 1901, is the gripping tale of man's first journey to the moon, undertaken by one Mr. Bedford, a bankrupt businessman; and the eccentric scientist Mr. Cavor. Here they discover a sophisticated civilization, dominated by an insectlike race they call the Selenites. It is exciting, funny, profound and tragic by turns: a beautifully written scientific romance, in fact. It is read by Greg Wagland.

    Price: CDN$ 21.85

    • The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

    • Written by: Charles Darwin
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This work, unsurprisingly, offers invaluable insights into the life and times of Charles Darwin, his personality and the formative influences that made him what he was, for here we have his own words and ‘voice’ at the close of a prodigiously productive career. He tells of his childhood, his student days at Edinburgh and Cambridge, his love of beetles, shooting and geology and of his grandfather, Josiah Wedgwood. He talks at some length about his meetings with the great scientific men of the age, his attitudes to his critics, to religion and of his theories of evolution.

    Price: CDN$ 15.03

    • The Dark Side of the Street

    • Written by: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For Harry Youngblood, escaping from prison is going to be easy. But escaping his past could cost him his life.... Twenty years inside for one-third of a million pounds: that was the price Harry Youngblood was paying. Drummond is Youngblood’s cellmate. He is also intelligence agent Paul Chavasse, working undercover. And when Youngblood is broken out, Chavasse tags along for the ride. His objective is to break the crime ring headed by the Baron, to whom Youngblood is indebted. But Chavasse will have to get past a psychopathic henchman named Vaughan if he is to succeed....

    Price: CDN$ 11.61

    • A Fine Night for Dying

    • Written by: Jack Higgins
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Caught in the nets of a local fishing boat, the body of gangland boss Harvey Preston is dragged from the English Channel, wrapped from head to toe in heavy chain. British intelligence suspects a connection with a cross-channel smuggling ring. But as undercover agent Paul Chavasse embarks on what will be one of the most dangerous cases in his extraordinary career, he soon discovers that this is no small-time operation - and the ruthless men behind it will stop at nothing to protect their precious cargo.

    Price: CDN$ 11.61

    • Dark Corners

    • DCI Kenny Murrain, Book 2
    • Written by: Alex Walters
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A missing child's body is found on the edge of the Peak District. As DCI Kenny Murrain and his team investigate, more attempted child abductions are reported. Murrain's instincts tell him this is a community with secrets, and those secrets have their roots deep in the past. Unexpected connections surface as he uncovers mysteries long buried. A motorcycle accident in the nearby hills. The unexplained death of a local prison governor. And a high-profile child killing two decades before. 

    Price: CDN$ 23.22

    • Mutiny

    • Mercenary of Rome, Book 1
    • Written by: John Stack
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Following many years of war with Rome, Carthage is exhausted. Yet the trouble is not yet over. As mercenaries land in Carthage to claim payment for services rendered, they do not receive what they expect. Lacking a shared culture, structure and even language, this band of warriors has taken up residence in Carthage and is becoming increasingly angry.... Meanwhile, veteran Roman sailor and prefect Atticus Perennis is fighting pirates in the seas around Sicily. Perpetually an outsider due to his Greek heritage, Atticus is a fine Roman warrior with several points to prove.  

    • Mercenary of Rome, Book 1
    • Written by: John Stack
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Release date: 2018-12-27
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    Price: CDN$ 13.66

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