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GATEWAY TO HELL by Dennis Wheatley

 

The door was not locked, and opened easily. He switched on the light, and Richard followed him into the room. Nella lay on the bed. She had on the nightdress she had been lent, but the bedclothes had been pulled halfway down. Her head was twisted back grotesquely. Her mouth gaped open and her tongue had been cut out. It had been carefully placed in the valley between her naked breasts.

The Duke de Richleau and his friends had faced many dangers in Russia, Spain, and Nazi Germany. Now, a new and unexpected menace confronts them: The fourth member of their group, Rex van Ryn, is missing – and he has made off with more than a million dollars from the Buenos Aires branch of his family bank. Behind the conventional courtesy of Argentinian society lies a conspiracy of terror and silence – and a trail that leads straight to the Devil himself….

 

Published: Audible, 24th January 2014

Narrated by Nick Mercer

Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins

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PAPER TRAIL by John Timpson

 

When young Charles Benson arrives in Toftham, a sleepy Norfolk market town, on a miserable Sunday afternoon in January 1952, he has only the vaguest idea what Fate has in store for him. It is at the hands of the editor of the Toftham and Wettleford Journal, Mr Juby, that Charles is introduced to local reporting and Norfolk ways.

Charles finds himself steering a perilous course through a minefield of WI meetings, funerals, fêtes, local dramatics, council shenanigans and point-to-points, floundering his way through a succession of debacles on his way to becoming a real journalist…and a real man of Norfolk.

 

Published:  SOUNDINGS, 1st April 2014

Narrated by David Thorpe

Length: 11 hrs

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THE LATE MONSIEUR GALLET: INSPECTOR MAIGRET; BOOK 2 by Georges Simenon

 

George Simenon’s devastating tale of misfortune, betrayal and the weakness of family ties, translated by Anthea Bell.

Instead of the detail filling itself in and becoming clearer, it seemed to escape him. The face of the man in the ill-fitting coat just misted up so that it hardly looked human. In theory this mental portrait was good enough, but now it was replaced by fleeting images which should have added up to one and the same man but which refused to get themselves into focus.

The circumstances of Monsieur Gallet’s death all seem fake: the name the deceased was travelling under and his presumed profession, and more worryingly, his family’s grief. Their haughtiness seems to hide ambiguous feelings about the hapless man. In this haunting story, Maigret discovers the appalling truth and the real crime hidden behind the surface of lies.

Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.Anthea Bell is the award-winning translator of numerous French and German works: from the Asterix comics to W. G. Sebald’s literary masterpiece Austerlitz.Audible will be producing all 75 Maigret titles. The next audiobook in the series is: The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien on 2nd January 2014.

“Compelling, remorseless, brilliant” (John Gray)
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century… Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories” (Guardian)
“A supreme writer… unforgettable vividness” (Independent)

 

Published: AUDIBLE, 4th November 2013

Narrated by Gareth Armstrong

Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins

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THE HANGED MAN OF SAINT-PHOLIEN: INSPECTOR MAIGRET; BOOK 3 by Georges Simenon

 

Georges Simenon’s haunting tale about the lengths to which people will go to escape from guilt, translated by Linda Coverdale as part of the new Penguin Maigret series.

A first ink drawing showed a hanged man swinging from a gallows on which perched an enormous crow. And there were at least twenty other etchings and pen or pencil sketches that had the same leitmotif of hanging.

On the edge of a forest: a man hanging from every branch. A church steeple: beneath the weathercock, a human body dangling from each arm of the cross… Below another sketch were written four lines from François Villon’s Ballade of the Hanged Men.

On a trip to Brussels, Maigret unwittingly causes a man’s suicide, but his own remorse is overshadowed by the discovery of the sordid events that drove the desperate man to shoot himself.

Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.

Linda Coverdale is the awarding-winning translator of many French works and has been honoured with the title of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution to French literature.

 

“Compelling, remorseless, brilliant” (John Gray)
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century… Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories” (Guardian)
“A supreme writer… unforgettable vividness” (Independent)

 

Published: Audible, 1st January 2014

Narrated by Gareth Armstrong

Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins

 

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LAND GIRLS by Angela Huth

 

With the country’s men at war, it falls to the land girls to pitch in and do their bit….

Stella arrives at Hallows Farm in her Rayon stockings, having just waved goodbye to the love of life – naval officer Philip. Agatha has just graduated from Cambridge; life on the Farm is certainly going to offer her a different kind of education. Prue, a hairdresser from Manchester, is used to painting the town red, not manual labour. Joe dreams of leaving the family farm and becoming a fighter pilot. But with the arrival of these three beautiful young women, there’s enough to keep him busy on the farm for the time being….

Work is hard and the effects of war start to take their toll on the three women. But as the bonds of friendship start to form and excitement builds as the RAF dance looms, maybe life in the countryside isn’t so bad after all?

 

Published: Audible, 23rd December 2013

Narrated by Caroline Lennon

Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins

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ORIGINS OF LOVE by Kishwar Desai

 

In Delhi a small baby lies alone and abandoned. The product of IVF and surrogacy, she had been so coveted – until she was born with a fatal illness. Thousands of miles away in London, Kate and Ben are desperate for a baby. As Kate suffers another miscarriage, she knows something has to change. But will her desire for a baby stop at nothing…?

 

“Desai’s Simran Singh novels are endowed with something else: the sense that she is delving not just into mysteries but into subjects that matter deeply.” (Independent On Sunday)

 

Published: WF Howes, 6th March 2014

Narrated by Vayu Naidu, Penelope Rawlins, Lyndam Gregory, Sam Dastor

Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins

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WAR DOG by Damien Lewis

After getting shot down in the skies over France in the winter of 1939, airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across a tiny German Shepherd puppy. He hid the dog, whom he named Ant, inside his jacket, and from that moment on an unbreakable bond was formed.

They flew together with Bomber Command, and when Ant was eventually grounded by the RAF top brass he waited patiently on the runway for his master to return from each and every sortie.

By the end of the war Ant had become a very British hero. Thrilling and moving in equal measure, War Dog is a story of loyalty in the face of extraordinary adversity, and of the unshakeable bond between a man and his best friend.

 

Published: ISIS PUBLISHING Ltd, 1st April 2014

Narrated by Gordon Griffin

Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins

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BASILISK by Graham Masterton

 

The thrilling new horror from this best-selling author…

When one of his wife Grace’s patients dies in unusual circumstances, stem-cell researcher Nathan suspects that someone else has been attempting the same experiments as him bringing mythical creatures to life only with much more success.

But then Grace herself is injured, and Nathan’s life spirals into a nightmare as he is faced with an impossible dilemma: lose Grace forever, or breed more mythological beasts, at the cost of countless more human lives…

 

Published: AUDIBLE, 29th October 2013

Narrated by Adam Sims

Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins

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CATASTROPHE: EUROPE GOES TO WAR 1914 by Max Hastings

 

A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that crippled Europe in 1914. Unabridged and split into two parts.

1914: a year of unparalleled change. The year that diplomacy failed, Imperial Europe was thrown into its first modernised warfare and white-gloved soldiers rode in their masses across pastoral landscapes into the blaze of machine-guns. What followed were the costliest days of the entire War. But how had it happened?

In Catastrophe: 1914 Max Hastings, best-selling author of the acclaimed All Hell Let Loose, answers at last how World War I could ever have begun. Ranging across Europe, from Paris to St. Petersberg, from Kings to corporals, Catastrophe 1914 traces how tensions across the continent kindled into a blaze of battles; not the stalemates of later trench-warfare but battles of movement and dash where Napoleonic tactics met with weapons from a newly industrialised age.

A searing analysis of the power-brokering, vanity and bluff in the diplomatic maelstrom reveals who was responsible for the birth of this catastrophic world in arms. Mingling the experiences of humbler folk with the statesmen on whom their lives depended, Hastings asks: whose actions were justified? From the out-break of war through to its terrible making, and the bloody gambles in Sarajevo and Mons, Le Cateau, Marne and Tannenberg, this is the international story of World War I in its most severe and influential period. Published to coincide with its 100th Anniversary, Catastrophe: 1914 explains how and why this war, which shattered and changed the Western world for ever, was fought.

 

Published: HARPERCOLLINS, 12th September 2013

Narrated by Max Hastings and Nigel Carrington

Volume I: Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins

Volume II: Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins

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THE WIDOW by Nicolas Freeling

 

Arlette Van der Valk finds herself widowed from a man who left an indelible mark on the world of crime investigation. After her initial grief, Arlette is at a loose end – Piet was her life, but Van der Valk soon finds that making decisions help ease the pain. After remarrying, she sets up an advisory agency but things don’t always run smoothly as this ingenious story shows. Not only dealing with her clients’ problems, Arlette must also deal with threats to her life.

 

Published: AUDIBLE, 23rd May 2013

Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir

Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins

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THE STORY OF THE JEWS: FINDING THE WORDS, 1000 BCE – 1492 by Simon Schama

 

It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. It spans the millennia and the continents – from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain.

And a great story unfolds. Not – as often imagined – of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians. Which makes the story of the Jews everyone’s story, too.

 

Published: Audible, 14th October 2013

Narrated by Andrew Sachs, Saul Reichlin

Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins

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THE CASE OF THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN: NIGEL STRANGEWAYS, BOOK 7 by Nicholas Blake

 

Nigel Strangeways is summoned to Easterham Manor in the depths of winter to investigate a series of strange events, which culminate in the apparent suicide of a wealthy young woman whose behaviour has scandalised the village.

As Nigel begins his investigations into the dead girl’s past, it soon becomes clear that someone in the manor is trying to hide something, and they will stop at nothing to keep their secrets safe.

 

“The finding of the body is a masterly scene of the macabre…. The problems are skilfully set and unexpectedly solved.” (Times Literary Supplement)

“If there is a distinction between the novel and the detective story, then this book deserves a high place in both categories.” (New York Times)

“The Nicholas Blake books are something quite by themselves in English detective fiction.” (Elizabeth Bowen)

“His plots are ingenious” (Times Literary Supplement)

“A master of detective fiction” (Daily Telegraph)

 

Published: Audible, 14th March 2013

Narrated by Kris Dyer

Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins

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STAR WARTZ by Patrick Tilley

 

Andrew is transported to another galaxy where the inhabitants are over six foot tall and live for 600 years. A mind transplant transforms him into Daniel for a while as he tracks down Daniel’s killers and establishes Daniel’s brother in his place.

 

Published: AUDIBLE, 23rd May 2013

Narrated by Simon Brooks

Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins

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FLOWERS FOR THE JUDGE by Margery Allingham

 

As urbane as Lord Wimsey. As ingenious as Poirot. Meet one of crime fiction’s Great Detectives, Mr Albert Campion.

Scandal hits the staid publishing house of Barnabas when one of the directors is found dead in the strong-room. Suspicion immediately falls on his wife’s lover, the junior partner in the firm. But how does an unpublished Restoration comedy come to feature in the tragedy? And what of the odd disappearance of another director twenty years before?

The trial of Mike Wedgwood for murder is nail-bitingly tense, and Albert Campion needs all his resources to uncover the truth.

 

“Don’t start reading these books unless you are confident that you can handle addiction” (Independent)

 

Published: AUDIBLE, 28th February 2013

Narrated by David Thorpe

Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins

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PIETR THE LATVIAN: INSPECTOR MAIGRET, BOOK 1 by Georges Simenon

 

The first audiobook which appeared in Georges Simenon’s famous Maigret series, in a gripping new translation by David Bellos.

Inevitably Maigret was a hostile presence in the Majestic. He constituted a kind of foreign body that the hotel’s atmosphere could not assimilate. Not that he looked like a cartoon policeman. He didn’t have a moustache and he didn’t wear heavy boots. His clothes were well cut and made of fairly light worsted. He shaved every day and looked after his hands. But his frame was proletarian. He was a big, bony man. His firm muscles filled out his jacket and quickly pulled all his trousers out of shape. He had a way of imposing himself just by standing there. His assertive presence had often irked many of his own colleagues.

In Simenon’s first novel featuring Maigret, the laconic detective is taken from grimy bars to luxury hotels as he traces the true identity of Pietr the Latvian. Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.

David Bellos is Director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University and has won many awards for his translations including the Man Booker International Translator’s Award (2005).

Audible will be producing all 75 Maigret titles. The next two in the series are:
The Late Monsieur Gallet on 5th Dec 2013
The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien on 2nd January 2014

 

“Compelling, remorseless, brilliant” (John Gray)
“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century…. Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories” (Guardian)
“A supreme writer… unforgettable vividness” (Independent)

 

Published: Audible, 7th November 2013

Narrated by Gareth Armstrong

Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins

 

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WIVES OF THE FISHERMEN by Angela Huth

 

Ravishing, extravagant, flirtatious Annie MacLeoud and kind, plain, virtuous Myrtle Duns cannot remember a time when they were not the most loving, rivalrous and unlikely of friends; unflinchingly loyal to each other in the harsh climate of the Scottish fishing village which is their home. Their friendship has been tested many times, most of all when Myrtle embarks upon the great love affair of her life, while the beautiful Annie finds only disappointment.

Still the friendship survives, until a horrifying accident destroys the equilibrium and exposes the secret sadness, jealous and betrayal each has hidden over the years.

 

“A slow burning bonfire of a novel … a subtle, powerful story” (Mail on Sunday)

“An elegantly plotted tale which owes something to Aesop and something to Jane Austen” (Sunday Telegraph)

Published: Audible, 24th December 2013

Narrated by Louise Jameson

Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins

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GLIMPSES OF THE MOON by Edmund Crispin

 

As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as P.G. Wodehouse – discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best.

 

Death and decapitation seem to go hand in hand in the Devon village of Aller. When the first victim’s head is sent floating down the river, the village’s rural calm is shattered. Soon the corpses are multiplying and the entire community is involved in the murder hunt. While the rector, the major, the police and a journalist, desperate for the scoop of the century, chase false trails, it is left to Gervase Fen, Oxford don and amateur criminologist, to uncover the sordid truth.

 

Published: AUDIBLE Ltd, 24th January 2013

Narrated by Philip Bird

Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins

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THE BLUE ICE by Hammond Innes

 

What makes a man love metals more than anything else in the world? What makes a man lose all sense of moral perspective when he is on the trail of mineral wealth? What makes a man throw love away for something a women can’t understand. Hammond Innes supplies the answer in one word: Excitement. In this spell binding story he tells of a mining engineer who commits every known crime – including murder – in his relentless search for the precious metal.

A thriller which tells of George Farnell’s legacy, which came to light ten years after his disappearance. Two lines of poetry and a lump of mineral ore were all he left, yet they were enough to send Bill Gansert into a maze of ambition and treachery.

 

Published: AUDIBLE, 11th March 2013

Narrated by David Thorpe

Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins

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THE FORBIDDEN TERRITORY by Dennis Wheatley

 

Dennis Wheatley’s first published novel, introducing his modern trinity of musketeers in the epicurean Duc de Richleau, financier Simon Aron, and the wealthy young American, Rex Van Ryn.

The Duc receives a coded message from his missing friend Van Ryn who, while hunting for treasure lost during the Soviet takeover of Russia, is now in prison somewhere in that vast country. Along with the Duc, good friends Simon Aron and Richard Eaton set off on a secret mission to secure his escape. Without official papers they lead a thrilling caper, hunted by the Secret Police, through Siberia and across the plains of Soviet Russia.

 

 

Published: Audible, 20th January 2014

Narrated by Nick Mercer

Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins

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STRANGE CONFLICT by Dennis Wheatley

 

When the bombs fall on London, the elderly Duke de Richleau is forced to consider a problem of the utmost urgency. What methods are the Germans using to discover – with sinister effect – the secret routes of the Atlantic convoys? His answer is bizarre and fantastic. Could it really be that the enemy are in touch with supernatural powers? Can these powers only be overcome by those who have the knowledge and courage to join battle with them on the Astral Plane? The Duke and his supporters face the terrifying challenge from the Powers of Darkness.

 

Published: Audible, 20th January 2014

Narrated by Nick Mercer

Length 12 hrs and 47 mins

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