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Audiobooks Narrated by Gordon Griffin

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  1. The Final Twist Audiobook The Final Twist
  2. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War Audiobook The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
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  5. Left You Dead Audiobook Left You Dead
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  7. Because of You: The instant Sunday Times bestseller 2020 Audiobook Because of You: The instant Sunday Times bestseller 2020
  8. The Wife Who Got a Life Audiobook The Wife Who Got a Life
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  10. The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World Audiobook The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World
Speaking Volumes Audiobook

Speaking Volumes

Author: Gordon Griffin Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: December 2020

How did a fishmonger's son from Tyneside, growing up in the 1950s with a Geordie accent, become the person who recorded over 900 audiobooks and received an MBE from the queen in the Birthday Honours of 2017. This 'charming', 'entertaining' and 'heart-warming' memoir answers that question. 'Not simply a reader but an artist of the spoken word' AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE 'Gordon Griffin, an entire acting company in one person' AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE "Witty and moving memoir of how a working-class boy becomes THE voice of the spoken word. Honest and vivid account plus excellent advice for those of us who work with words." MIRIAM MARGOLYES

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Bluffer's Guide To Wine: Instant Wit and Wisdom Audiobook

Bluffer's Guide To Wine: Instant Wit and Wisdom

Author: Harry Eyres, Jonathan Goodall Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: December 2020

Never again confuse your vintage with your viticulture, your ullage with your oenology, your sabrage with your cepage. Bask in the admiration of your fellow drinkers, pronounce confidently on the provenance of whatever is in your glass (or your mouth), and hold your own against the most sneering of sommeliers. Written by experts and offering readers the opportunity to pass off appropriated knowledge as their own, the Bluffer's Guides provide hard fact masquerading as frivolous observation in one witty, easy listen.

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The Sterling Directive Audiobook

The Sterling Directive

Author: Tim Standish Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: September 2020

It is 1896. In an alternative history where Babbage's difference engines have become commonplace Captain Charles Maddox, wrongly convicted of a murder and newly arrested for treason, is rescued from execution by a covert agency called the Map Room. Maddox is given the choice of taking his chances with the authorities or joining the Map Room as an agent and helping them uncover a possible conspiracy surrounding the 1888 Ripper murders. Seeing little choice, Maddox accepts the offer and joins the team of fellow agents Church and Green. With help from the Map Room team, Maddox (now Agent Sterling) and Church investigate the Ripper murders and uncover a closely-guarded conspiracy deep within the British Government. Success depends on the two of them quickly forging a successful partnership as agents and following the trail wherever, and to whomever, it leads. An espionage thriller set in an alternative late 19th century London.

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The Farther Corner: A Sentimental Return to North-East Football Audiobook

The Farther Corner: A Sentimental Return to North-East Football

Author: Harry Pearson Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: August 2020

Widely regarded as one of the best football books ever written, The Far Corner was a vivid portrait of the sport in the north-east and of the people who bring such passion to it. Now, a generation later, Harry Pearson returns to the region to discover how much things have changed - and how much they have remained the same.  In the mid-1990s, Kevin Keegan brought sporting romance and expectation of trophies to Newcastle, Sunderland moved the the Stadium of Light backed by a wealthy consortium, Middlesbrough signed one of the best Brazilians of the era and won their first major trophy - even little Darlington had a former safe-cracker turned kitchen magnate in charge, promising the world. The region even provided England's two key players in Euro 96 in Alan Shearer and Paul Gascoigne - the far corner seemed destined to become the centre of England's footballing world. But it never happened. Using travels to and from matches in the 2018-19 season, The Farther Corner will explore the changes in north-east football and society over the past twenty-five years. Visiting new places and some familiar ones, catching the stories, the sentiment and the sound of the supporters, locating where football now sits in the life of a region that was once proud to be what John Arlott suggested was 'The Hotbed of Soccer', it will be about love and loss and the happiness to be found eating KitKats and joking about Bobby Mimms on cold February days in coal-scented northern air. The region may have been left behind in the Champions League stakes, but few would doubt the power of its beating heart.   

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Five Little Monkeys: English Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs Audiobook

Five Little Monkeys: English Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs

Author: Celtic Tradition Narrator: Gordon Griffin Release Date: August 2020

Die Auswahl an englischen Kinderreimen und -liedern bietet einen ersten spielerischen Zugang zur englischen Sprache. In fröhlichen Liedern und lustigen Versen können die Kleinen ihre Ohren an das neue Lautbild gewöhnen und sich ganz von alleine erste englische Wörter zu eigen machen. Jacqui McShee und Gordon Griffin wecken die kindliche Neugier auf alles Neue und Unbekannte. Aus dem Inhalt 14 Kinderreime, z. B.: Five little monkeys • The Muffin Man • Twinkle, twinkle, little star • Humpty Dumpty • This little piggy • One, two, three, four, five 19 Kinderlieder, z. B.: The cat and the fiddle • Mud, glorious mud • Mary had a little lamb • Six little ducks • Ring-a-ring-a-roses • Lavender ´s blue • Alice, the camel

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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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