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Theft by Peter Carey

From AudioFile Magazine: Peter Carey’s characters are always dodgy and unreliable. In Theft, Michael Boone is a once-famous Australian painter now out of fashion and fresh out of prison. He lives in a backwater, taking care of a former collector’s property and his autistic savant brother, Hugh. Beautiful, manipulative Marlene wants to resurrect Michael’s career. […]

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The Death of Ivan Illych & Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy

From AudioFile Magazine:Some of history’s finest fiction is brought to riveting life by reader Simon Vance. Brilliantly performed, saturated with real emotional depth, this is an unforgettable listen. Tolstoy on death is a vital addition to any audiobook collection, and these classic tales work both as entertainment and inspiration. Only the hardest heart would fail […]

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The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder

Narrated with Josephine BaileyFrom AudioFile Magazine:This novel of wartime atrocities by the Japanese in China benefits from the narration of two accomplished narrators. Josephine Bailey is haunting as Grey, a young English woman who is obsessed with something she read as a young child about the 1937 massacre in Nanking. Grey is determined to track […]

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The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason

While the critics may have said that this was an admirable while sometimes slow moving debut novel by Daniel Mason, I personally found it a very enjoyable read. It was probably one of the last books I recorded using my ‘nom-de-voix’ of ‘Richard Matthews’.From AudioFile Magazine:Daniel Mason combines Britain’s attempt at pacification of the Shan […]

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Dead Ground by Gerald Seymour

From AudioFile Magazine:Robert Whitfield superbly performs this exciting spy novel whose action takes place in post-Cold War Europe. The plot centers around a woman’s expedition to destroy an ex-East German secret police official who years ago murdered her lover, a young agent. But on an even more interesting level, the book portrays the struggle of […]

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The Food of the Gods by H. G. Wells

From AudioFile Magazine:H.G. Wells’s tale of the end of the world as we know it is an entertaining fable, in which lawyers and politicians battle giant animals and giant humans before an inevitable military confrontation. Robert Whitfield gives a merry air to the adventure, creating just the right attitudes for each of the many characters […]

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Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

From AudioFile Magazine:Why do we never tire of Dickens? Isn’t it because of his characters and their crazy worlds? Science fiction was never so strange! Reader Robert Whitfield catches this zaniness and infects us with it. Whitfield is at once the delicate and sensitive heroine, Little Dorrit, as she humors the illusions of her father; […]

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

From AudioFile Magazine: The world’s best-known vampire story comes to life in this expert performance by Robert Whitfield. No music, no special audio tricks detract from the chilling, gruesome tale of the un-dead. Whitfield’s minimalist narration suits perfectly. His subtle shading of voice gives complete personality and motivation to each of the eight protagonists, with […]

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