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Cornwell, Bernard

Crackdown. 1990. Read by Terrence Hardiman, 11 hours 42 minutes. TB 12003.


Nick Breakspear may look like the perfect Hamlet, but he wanted nothing to do with the theatrical world inhabited by his father, Britain's greatest living actor. So he joined the Royal Marines and is now sailing the blue waters of the Bahamas. But dreams of paradise are shattered when he becomes swept into a small but deadly corner of a war against the drug-runners that infest the area. Caught up in a world that denies every truth he believes in, the only defence is to draw on the despised skills of his father's world and fight with reckless courage. TB 12003.

Cornwell, Bernard

Sea lord. 1989. Read by Stephen Thorne, 10 hours 43 minutes. TB 7932.


John Rossendale is a sea-gypsy, wandering the oceans in the 38-foot cutter, "Sunflower". He is also the 28th Earl of Stowey, but titles don't mean much at sea. Four years ago he turned his back on England, swearing never to go home again. Now, out of sense of duty, he returns to British waters. At his mother's funeral, he finds his family hostile, his boat under violent attack and his life in danger. Contains strong language. TB 7932.

Crichton, Michael

Pirate latitudes. 2010. Read by John Bedford Lloyd, 9 hours 11 minutes. TB 17821.


Jamaica, in 1665 a lone outpost of British power amid Spanish waters in the sunbaked Caribbean. Its capital, Port Royal, a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops and bawdy houses - the last place imaginable from which to launch an unthinkable attack on a nearby Spanish stronghold. Yet that is exactly what renowned privateer Captain Charles Hunter plans to do, with the connivance of Charles II's ruling governor, Sir James Almont. Hunter's crew of buccaneers must battle not only the Spanish fleet but other deadly perils - raging hurricanes, cannibal tribes, even sea monsters. But if his ragtag crew succeeds, they will make not only history, but a fortune in gold. TB 17821.

Crosbie, James

Ashanti gold. 2010. Read by Joe Dunlop, 10 hours 19 minutes. TB 17647.


It's 1970s London and Glaswegian Colin Grant is finally free. After four years at Her Majesty's Pleasure, he needs to make up for lost time. But when his firm's next robbery goes badly wrong, he knows it's time to move on fast. In Africa Colin finds a new way of life and new friends. But, as he soon discovers, it's a land of unbelievable and almost irresistible riches. And all he has to do is work out how to fly a planeload of gold out of the country without anyone - especially Major Judas Akaba - finding out. TB 17647.

Crowther, Bruce

Unholy alliance. 1981. Read by Christopher Saul, 5 hours 14 minutes. TB 3841.


Lucas, mercenary with a conscience, finds himself and his strange assortment of companions heading for a Mediterranean island and a deadly task. TB 3841.

Cussler, Clive

Trojan odyssey. 2004. Read by Jeff Harding, 15 hours 20 minutes. TB 14310.


Dirk Pitt; book 17. Sequel to: Valhalla rising, TB 12700. Dirk Pitt was astonished to discover that he had two grown children he had never known, 23-year-old twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea, and now they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime. The two young people are working in a NUMA underwater enclosure off the shore of Nicaragua, trying to determine its origin. Then the worst storm in years boils up out of the sky, heading not only straight for them but also for a luxurious floating resort hotel. Desperately they, and the NUMA crew, rush to the rescue of the hotel's inhabitants, but what they find in the storm's wake makes the furies of nature pale in comparison. TB 14310.

Cussler, Clive

Lost city: a novel from the NUMA files. 2004. Read by Jeff Harding, 13 hours 24 minutes. TB 14044.


NUMA files; book 5. Sequel to: White death, TB 13940. An enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered two thousand feet down in the North Atlantic, in an area known as "Lost City". But why are people attempting to harvest it getting killed? Why are the scientists in a remote Greek laboratory disappearing one by one? What does this all have to do with a body found frozen in the ice high up in the Alps? For Kurt Austin, leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleague Joe Zavala, it's clear they have their work cut out for them. TB 14044.

Davidson, Lionel

A long way to Shiloh. 1966. Read by Peter Reynolds, 10 hours 15 minutes. TB 76.


A young Englishman finds himself suddenly involved in the search for a sacred Jewish relic in Israel. A mixture of ancient scriptures and modern politics make this a most exciting adventure. TB 76.

Defoe, Daniel

Robinson Crusoe. 1994. Read by Stephen Thorne, 11 hours 13 minutes. TB 16120.


Robinson Crusoe, set ashore on an island after a terrible storm at sea, is forced to make do with only a knife, some tobacco, and a pipe. He learns how to build a canoe, make bread, and endure endless solitude. That is, until, twenty-four years later, when he confronts another human being. TB 16120.

Demille, Nelson

The lion's game. 2000. Read by Garrick Hagon, 26 hours 25 minutes. TB 12464.


John Corey; book 2. Sequel to Plum Island, TB 12529. From a special observation post in JFK Airport members of the elite Anti-Terrorist Task Force wait for a passenger arriving from Paris; an alleged Libyan terrorist known as 'the lion'. Amongst those marking time are agents John Corey and Kate Mayfield. At first everything is going as planned, yet it soon becomes apparent that something is horribly wrong. As a bloody trail of terror streaks across the country, John and Kate soon learn that their quarry is more than a man. Until this assignment, Corey has always been lucky, but to survive in a new game with no rules, he must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all... TB 12464.




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