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Audiobooks Narrated by Gordon Griffin

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  1. Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Audiobook Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
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  2. The Sin Eater Audiobook The Sin Eater
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  3. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be Audiobook Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Be
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  5. Coming Home to Island House Audiobook Coming Home to Island House
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  6. Outsider: A Novel of Suspense Audiobook Outsider: A Novel of Suspense
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  7. What You Wish For: A Novel Audiobook What You Wish For: A Novel
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  8. The Alchemist Audiobook The Alchemist
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  9. Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex Audiobook Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
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Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate Audiobook

Providence Lost: The Rise and Fall of Cromwell's Protectorate

Author: Paul Lay Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: June 2020

'A compelling and wry narrative of one of the most intellectually thrilling eras of British history' The Guardian England, 1651. Oliver Cromwell has defeated his royalist opponents in two civil wars, executed the Stuart king Charles I, laid waste to Ireland, and crushed the late king's son and his Scottish allies. He is master of Britain and Ireland. But Parliament, divided between moderates, republicans and Puritans of uncompromisingly millenarian hue, is faction-ridden and disputatious. By the end of 1653, Cromwell has become 'Lord Protector'. Seeking dragons for an elect Protestant nation to slay, he launches an ambitious 'Western Design' against Spain's empire in the New World. When an amphibious assault on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola in 1655 proves a disaster, a shaken Cromwell is convinced that God is punishing England for its sinfulness. But the imposition of the rule of the Major-Generals - bureaucrats with a penchant for closing alehouses - backfires spectacularly. Sectarianism and fundamentalism run riot. Radicals and royalists join together in conspiracy. The only way out seems to be a return to a Parliament presided over by a king. But will Cromwell accept the crown? Paul Lay narrates in entertaining but always rigorous fashion the story of England's first and only experiment with republican government: he brings the febrile world of Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate to life, providing vivid portraits of the extraordinary individuals who inhabited it and capturing its dissonant cacophony of political and religious voices.

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Books that Changed History Audiobook

Books that Changed History

Author: Dk Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: February 2020

Listen as Gordon Griffin narrates Books That Changed History, telling you all about the most famous books of all time while marvelling at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning audiobook. Books That Changed History is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern-day. Chronologically showing the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks. From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world-famous books that have had the biggest impact on history. Every book is presented with fascinating biographies of those who created them. Books That Changed History gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books. Featuring a foreword written by James Naughtie. © 2017 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK Audio

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The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Audiobook

The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Author: Dk Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: November 2019

Discover the key themes and big ideas behind more than 80 of the world's most important historical events - from the dawn of civilization to the 21st century. From the origins of Homo sapiens to the Space Race, and from the French Revolution to the Digital Revolution, this instalment in the bestselling Big Ideas series offers an essential exploration of the human timeline up to and including the rise of modern Islam, the world wide web, and the global financial crisis. Making big historical ideas accessible and easy to understand, with stunning facts and memorable quotes, The History Book audiobook is perfect for students, adults, or anyone who wants to travel back in time and understand the fascinating past of mankind. Narrated by Gordon Griffin, a prolific audiobook narrator who, for many years, has been a voiceover specialist recording over eight hundred and fifty audiobooks. AudioFile Magazine wrote: 'Griffin is not just a narrator, but an artist of the Spoken Word. He is in the top five of the most borrowed audiobook narrators in the world.' In 2017, Griffin was appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 'For services to People with Sight Impairment'. © 2016 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK Audio

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Patrick O'Brian: A Very Private Life Audiobook

Patrick O'Brian: A Very Private Life

Author: Nikolai Tolstoy Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: October 2019

An intimate portrait of Patrick O'Brian, written by his stepson Nikolai Tolstoy. Patrick O'Brian was one of the greatest British novelists of the twentieth century, securing his place in literary history with the bestselling Aubrey-Maturin series, books that have sold millions of copies worldwide and been hailed as the best historical fiction of all time. An exquisite novelist, translator and biographer, O'Brian moved in 1949 to Collioure in the south of France, where he led a secluded life with his wife Mary and wrote all his major works. The twenty books that make up the beloved Aubrey-Maturin series earned O'Brian the epithet 'Jane Austen at sea' for their authentic depiction of Nelson's navy, and the relationship between Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin. Outside his triumphant popularity in fiction, O'Brian also wrote erudite biographies of both Pablo Picasso and Joseph Banks, as well as publishing translations of Simone de Beauvoir and Henri Charrière. In A Very Private Life, Nikolai Tolstoy draws upon his close relationship with his stepfather, as well as his notebooks, letters and photographs, to capture a highly researched but intimate account of those fifty years in Collioure that were the richest of O'Brian's writing life. With warm and honest reflection, this biography gives insight into the genius of the little-known man behind the much-loved writing. Tolstoy also tells how, through a sad irony, unjust attacks on O'Brian's private life destroyed much of the happiness he had gained from his achievement just as his literary career attained greater acclaim.

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The Cask Audiobook

The Cask

Author: Freeman Wills Crofts Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: May 2019

From the Collins Crime Club archive, the seminal first novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed 'The King of Detective Story Writers' and recognised as one of the 'big four' Golden Age crime authors. The unloading of a consignment of French wine from the steamship Bullfinch is interrupted by a gruesome discovery in a broken cask leaking sawdust and gold sovereigns. But when the shipping clerk returns with the police, the cask and its macabre contents have gone. Following the clues to Paris, Inspector Burnley of Scotland Yard enlists the help of the genial French detective M. Lefarge to check motives and alibis in their hunt for evidence of a particularly fiendish murder. This Detective Story Club classic is introduced by Freeman Wills Crofts himself in a unique preface from 1946 about The Cask's origins.

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The Knife's Edge: The Heart and Mind of a Cardiac Surgeon Audiobook

The Knife's Edge: The Heart and Mind of a Cardiac Surgeon

Author: Stephen Westaby Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: April 2019

An intimate and compelling exploration into the unique psyche of the heart surgeon, by one of the profession's most eminent figures. Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated with psychopathy. His thirty-five-year career has been characterised by fearlessness and ruthless ambition; leaving empathy at the hospital door as thousands of patients put their lives in his hands. For heart surgeons, the inevitable cost of failure is death and in The Knife's Edge, Westaby reflects on the unique mindset of those who are drawn to this exhilarating and often tragic profession. We discover the pioneers who grasped opportunities and took chances to drive innovation and save lives. Often difficult, uninhibited and fearless, theirs is a field constantly threatened by the risk of public failure. Like those before him, Westaby refuses to draw the line in his search of a lifetime solution to problems of the heart. His determination is unerring - a steadfastness underpinned by his unusual mind. But as we glimpse into the future of cardiac surgery, for all its remarkable scientific advancement, one question remains: within the confines of socialised medical healthcare systems, how can heart surgeons - individuals often hardwired with avoidance of self-doubt, a penchant for glory and a flagrant disregard for authority - truly flourish?

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Mephisto Waltz Audiobook

Mephisto Waltz

Author: Frank Tallis Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: December 2018

Vienna, 1904. The body of a man is discovered in an abandoned piano factory on the outskirts of the city. Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt calls on his good friend Doctor Max Lieberman to assist in an investigation that draws them both into the unconventional world of fringe political activism. An appalling act of terror has been planned and Rheinhardt must hope that Liebermann, with his profound knowledge of psychology and science, will be able to prevent the coming catastrophe.

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Darling Winston Audiobook

Darling Winston

Author: David Lough Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: November 2018

Between 1881, when Churchill was just six, and 1921, the year of his mother's death, Winston Churchill and Jennie Jerome were prolific and energetic correspondents. Their exchange of letters has never before been published as a volume of correspondence, and many of these intimate letters - between two highly gifted writers - are being published here for the first time. A significant addition to the Churchill canon, Darling Winston traces Churchill's emotional, intellectual and political development as confided to his main mentor. As well as providing a basic narrative of Jennie and Winston's lives over a forty-year period, Darling Winston portrays a mother-son relationship characterised at the outset by Winston's dependence on his mother, which is dramatically reversed as her life crumbles tragically towards its end. Copyright in the letters of Winston S. Churchill © The Estate of Winston S. Churchill; Copyright in the previously unpublished letters of Lady Randolph Churchill © The Master, Fellows and Scholars of Churchill College, Cambridge; Copyright in the compilation, introduction, editorial text, footnotes, appendix © David Lough, 2018

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The Paddington Mystery Audiobook

The Paddington Mystery

Author: John Rhode Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: June 2018

A special release of the very first crime novel by John Rhode, introducing Dr Priestley, the genius detective who would go on to appear in more than 70 bestselling crime novels during the Golden Age. When Harold Merefield returned home in the early hours of a winter morning from a festive little party at that popular nightclub, the 'Naxos', he was startled by a gruesome discovery. On his bed was a corpse. There was nothing to show the identity of the dead man or the cause of his death. At the inquest, the jury found a verdict of 'Death from Natural Causes' - perhaps they were right, but yet . . . ? Harold determined to investigate the matter for himself and sought the help of Professor Priestley, who, by the simple but unusual method of logical reasoning, succeeded in throwing light upon what proved to be a very curious affair indeed. This Detective Club classic is introduced by crime writing historian and expert Tony Medawar, who looks at how John Rhode, who also wrote as Miles Burton and as Cecil Waye, became one of the best-selling and most popular British authors of the Golden Age.

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The Gift of Rain: A Novel Audiobook

The Gift of Rain: A Novel

Author: Tan Twan Eng Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: May 2018

For the first time, available as an audiobook - The recipient of extraordinary acclaim from critics and the bookselling community, Tan Twan Eng's debut novel casts a powerful spell and has garnered comparisons to celebrated wartime storytellers Somerset Maugham and Graham Greene. Set during the tumult of World War II, on the lush Malayan island of Penang, The Gift of Rain tells a riveting and poignant tale about a young man caught in the tangle of wartime loyalties and deceits. In 1939, sixteen-year-old Philip Hutton - the half-Chinese, half-English youngest child of the head of one of Penang's great trading families - feels alienated from both the Chinese and British communities. He at last discovers a sense of belonging in his unexpected friendship with Hayato Endo, a Japanese diplomat. Philip proudly shows his new friend around his adored island, and in return Endo teaches him about Japanese language and culture and trains him in the art and discipline of aikido. But such knowledge comes at a terrible price. When the Japanese savagely invade Malaya, Philip realizes that his mentor and sensei - to whom he owes absolute loyalty - is a Japanese spy. Young Philip has been an unwitting traitor, and must now work in secret to save as many lives as possible, even as his own family is brought to its knees.

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Mystery at Olympia Audiobook

Mystery at Olympia

Author: John Rhode Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: April 2018

The next time you visit Olympia, take a good look around and see if you think it would be possible to murder someone in the middle of the crowd there without being seen. The new Comet was fully expected to be the sensation of the annual Motor Show at Olympia. Suddenly, in the middle of the dense crowd of eager spectators, an elderly man lurched forward and collapsed in a dead faint. But Nahum Pershore had not fainted. He was dead, and it was his death that was to provide the real sensation of the show. A post-mortem revealed no visible wound, no serious organic disorder, no evidence of poison. Doctors and detectives were equally baf?ed, and the more they investigated, the more insoluble the puzzle became. Even Dr Lancelot Priestley's un-rivalled powers of deduction were struggling to solve this case.

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Body and Soul Audiobook

Body and Soul

Author: John Harvey Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: April 2018

When his estranged daughter Katherine suddenly appears on his doorstep, Elder knows that something is badly wrong. The breakdown of her relationship with a controversial artist has sent her into a self-destructive tailspin which culminates in murder. And as Elder struggles to protect Katherine and prove her innocence, the terrors of the past threaten them both once more.

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