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by DJ Bennett
Michael Redford died on his 17th birthday - the night Eddie picked him up off the street, shot him full of heroin, and assaulted him.
Now he's Mikey and he works for Joss. With streaked blond hair and a cute smile, he sleeps by day and services clients at night. Sometimes he remembers his old life, but with what he's become now, he knows there is no return to his comfortable middle-class background.
Then he makes a friend in Lee. A child of the streets, Lee demands more from friendship than Mikey is prepared to give. But the police are closing in on them now and Mikey's not sure anymore who he really is - streetwise Mikey or plain Michael Redford.
Hamelin's Child was long-listed in the UK Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award. A thriller set in the seedy world of London's drug rings, this book contains strong scenes and adult material.
Penumbra: Poems of the Past
Written and Narrated by Tim Dalgleish
Penumbra is a second collection of poetry by Tim Dalgleish. As you listen, it feels like you are walking through a large mysterious room and picking up random objects (the poems). The room is crowded with all kinds of things, and like an old-fashioned museum or cabinet of curiosities, one makes strange and unexpected connections. Poems about literary heroes George Orwell, Pablo Neruda, and Fernando Pessoa appear next to poems on love, memory, murder, and all manners of emotions.
Saved For the Future
by Nicholas James, Narrated by Tim Dalgleish
Dr Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund, gives an interview to Cv/Visual Arts Research Archive (first published in Curators and Collections). He describes the history of the Art Fund, its foundation, aims and initiatives and work as a major benefactor, enabling museums and galleries to preserve and develop their collections, including recently discovered treasure troves and individual works saved for the future.
Exit Stage Left: Kempston Hardwick Mysteries Book 1
by Adam Croft, Narrated by Tim Dalgleish
Charlie Sparks had it all. A former primetime television personality, his outdated style has seen him relegated to the scrap heap. When he collapses and dies during a stand-up routine at a local pub, mysterious bystander Kempston Hardwick is compelled to investigate his suspicious death. As Hardwick begins to unravel the mystery, he quickly comes to realize that Charlie Sparks' death throws up more peculiar questions than answers.
Adam Croft is the USA Today and worldwide Amazon number-one best seller of crime and psychological thrillers, with more than one million books sold to date.
After Dunkirk: D-Day and How We Planned the Second Front
by Major John Dalgleish, Narrated by Tim Dalgleish
In this minor war classic, first published by Victor Gollancz in 1945, Major John Dalgleish, R.A.S.C., ‘Daily Express’ journalist and BBC commentator, provides a short account of the planning for D-Day.
A complete history of the so called Second Front would run to a million words and still be incomplete. The present volume is intended to be a bird’s-eye view of what happened behind the veil of secrecy which shrouded the two years of planning after the disaster of Dunkirk and before the success of D-Day.
‘MAJOR DALGLEISH has written a valuable book … The armchair strategist of the future ought at least to read such a book as this before he passes judgement, unless he possesses the valuable practical experience of having been responsible for the movement of at least a company of real troops… Very wisely, in a popular book of this kind, he gives a general picture of... suvh diverse activities as training, the equipment of the invasion troops, their concentration and movement, their embarkation and transportation by sea... There was humour in this triumph of planning, and I particularly enjoyed the story of the R.A.M.C. officer whose unit failed to appear at the time of embarkation because his practice was to file all "Top Secret" instructions unopened and wait for orders to open them… Reading [this] might well form part of the military and political education of every citizen.’
S. H. F. JOHNSTON in ‘The Spectator’
‘What a great book! Very readable, written by an RASC officer involved in pre-Neptune, pre-Overlord planning especially regarding movement and catering. An excellent addition, published just after the war, to the literature; pleasing to have a very British view of what could have been chaos.’
Amazon.com (5 Star review)
THE GUERILLA PHILOSOPHER by Tim Dalgleish
Narrated by Tim Dalgleish
Colin Wilson was a popular author and philosopher who wrote well over a hundred books on subjects as diverse as Mysticism, Crime and Serial Killers, Existentialism, the Occult and the Paranormal, History, Art and Literature . His first book ‘The Outsider' (1956), which made him famous overnight, was an examination of the social ‘Outsider' found in the works of Sartre, Camus, Dostoyevsky, William James, T.E.Lawrence, Hesse, Van Gogh, Nijinsky and others. In both his non-fiction and the many novels that followed this success, he continued to expand and develop a philosophy of the inner powers that human beings possess. This study by Tim Dalgleish, of Wilson's ‘New Existentialism', uses Sartre and Freud, as a lens, through which to examine Wilson's ideas. Cover image Julia Eisenberg
£6.79 Amazon/Audible and iTunes
A Short History of Ethics: A History of Moral Philosophy from the Homeric Age to the Twentieth Century (Routledge Classics) by Alasdair MacIntyre narrated by Tim Dalgleish
A Short History of Ethics has over the past thirty years become a key philosophical contribution to studies on morality and ethics. Alasdair MacIntyre writes a new preface for this second edition which looks at the book 'thirty years on' and considers its impact. A Short History of Ethics guides the reader through the history of moral philosophy from the Greeks to contemporary times. MacIntyre emphasises the importance of a historical context to moral concepts and ideas showing the relevance of philosophical queries on moral concepts and the importance of a historical account of ethics.
A Short History of Ethics is an important contribution written by one of the most important living philosophers. Ideal for all philosophy students interested in ethics and morality.
'A STIMULATING AND VALUABLE WORK' 'VERY GOOD'
Five Star Amazon (book review)
Available for Audible/ITunes etc. £24.19 or free with subscription trial
LEFT FIELD: The Memoir of a Lifelong Activist
by David Wilson narrated by Tim Dalgleish
David Wilson has been a gaucho, a teacher, an artist's agent, a documentary filmmaker, and playwright, but above all, he has been a lifelong political activist. In the 60s he marched to Aldermaston. In the 70s he protested against the Vietnam War and apartheid. In the 80s, with the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Front, he delivered food to striking miners. More recently, he has been active in the anti-war movement.
As the cofounder of War Child, he was instrumental in bringing a mobile bakery into war-torn Bosnia. In 1995 the charity gained prominence with the release of the Help album. Contributors included David Bowie, Brian Eno, Paul McCartney, and Sinéad O'Connor. Help captured the world's attention and brought the healing power of music to young people whose lives had been devastated by war.
Left Field is an engaging and humorous memoir which will inspire not only Wilson's generation, but also today's young people who are campaigning for a better, fairer world.
'A fountain of Narratives'
Five Star Amazon (book review)
Available on Amazon/Audible £19.39 (9hrs 31 mins)
by Gillian E. Hamer narrated by Tim Dalgleish
"No one deserves to die like this. No one." An elderly woman is burnt to death in the remote hamlet of Silver Bay. A young woman dies of an overdose on a notorious Holyhead estate. A drugs war is about to explode. Somebody knows but no one is talking. Kelly Morgan has a social conscience and a pile of regrets. She wants to help but knows she'll never manage it alone. Her boss, Amanda Gold, cannot allow anything - not her divorce nor her daughter nor her affair with the boss - to cloud her thinking. Another fire, another death, and the flames lick closer to home. A threat shadows all their lives. A killer is out there, but one step ahead. FALSE LIGHTS is the second novel in The Gold Detectives series based along the North Wales coast.
'TOTALLY ENTHRALLING' 'STUNNING' 'FIRST RATE CRIME NOVEL'
'A BIG RIFF FOR THE NARRATOR TOO. TIM DALGLEISH HAS JUST THE RIGHT VOICE FOR THE STORY'
Amazon.com & co.uk Reviews
THE NAZI DEATH MACHINE: THE CONFESSION OF WALTER SCHELLENBERG
Edited Stephen R Pastore
Narrated by Tim Dalgleish
Hitler's former foreign intelligence official tells all in this dark confession, revealing his part in the crimes of World War II, and the corruption that ran rampant in Hitler's regime.
Available on Audible/ITunes etc. £16.97 or free with subscription
THE MASTER OF AUSCHWITZ: THE MEMOIRS OF SS KOMMANDANT RUDOLF HOESS
Edited by Stephen R Pastore narrated by Tim Dalgleish
The first-hand account of the life, career, and the practices of horror at Auschwitz, written by Auschwitz Kommandant SS Rudolf Hoss as he awaited execution for his crimes. Including his psychological interviews at Nuremberg.
Amazon-Audible Five Star rating
THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL with HUMANITAD
by Oscar Wilde narrated by Tim Dalgleish
The delicious wildness of Oscar Wilde's work delighted some of his contemporaries and disgusted others. He was a writer and, more especially, a man, who ignited passions both favourable and unfavourable.
This special edition of Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol includes several original features. Three versions of the poem are presented in this edition (one a shortened version published by Wilde's good friend, Robbie Ross). Also included in this volume is his early poem 'Humanitad' which has interesting parallels with 'The Ballad'.
by Gillian E. Hamer narrated by Tim Dalgleish
'A PERFECTLY NARRATED VERSION OF A GOOD READ'
'A polished narration... I’d go so far as to say the perfect tone for the genre. I’ve listened
to a few audio books and I was surprised how influential the voice is as to whether one
continues to listen with commitment. The clever nuances between the various character
dialogues meant I was never confused or backtracking.' Audible listener
Five Star rating
A half-naked woman dead in a ditch. A disappearing pathologist. A teenager run off the road. For a peaceful island, Anglesey is experiencing abnormal levels of crime. What's the connection?
DS Dara Brennan has women problems. His boss, Amanda Gold, is embroiled in office politics and his wife thinks he's a disappointment. And then there's DS Kelly Jones.
As missing-person cases become murder enquiries, Dara must put aside his personal life and focus on the killer's trail. The only tenuous link between the victims is an abandoned children's home. What happened there, twenty years ago? And who is hell-bent on revenge? Dara is keeping his eyes on the road. But he forgets to look in the mirror.
Crimson Shore is the first novel in The Gold Detectives series set along the North Wales coast.
THE ROSE Narrated and foreword by Tim Dalgleish
This is the second collection of poetry by WB Yeats, first published in 1893. This is a beautiful collection of poetry that translates the two thousand year old mythos of Ireland into words that inspire and touch the mind, body and spirit of any reader. This audio narration includes music between the poems which underscores and enhances the mood of romance and thoughtfulness.The rose stands for Ireland but also for Yeats unrequited love Maud Gonne. The poems are romantic and symbolic and once read or listened to, root themselves in one's psyche. The famous Lake Isle of Innisfree is included but essentially Yeats intended this poetry to be experienced as a collection as presented here in its original published format. The scent of mystical poetic genius rises from every word. This is the Celtic Twilight brought to life. Available on Amazon/Audible.com $3.95
DRACULA'S GUEST Narrated by Tim Dalgleish
The music and sound effects of this audio version are eerily atmospheric bringing Bram Stoker's chilling tale vibrantly back to life. This 'deleted' first chapter of the world famous novel 'Dracula' has been unearthed, dusted off and is now as fresh as any corpse! The central character of the story is Jonathan Harker from 'Dracula' (Count Dracula also makes a brief appearance at the end) and the story covers the horrible events of a foolish journey undertaken on Walpurgis Nacht, when evil dominates and ungodly creatures arise from the earth.
'Good version, Good narration, great mood-setting music. Worth twice what they are charging for it.'
Five Star Audible review
Available on Amazon/Audible £2.79
A HISTORY OF FOOTBALL Narrated by Tim Dalgleish
Five Star review from Amazon-Audible.com
From its early amateur days played in the Corinthian Spirit, Preston North End’s ‘Invincibles’ of 1888 and great players like Stanley Matthews and Pelé, to the Premier League glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger, A History of Football is the story of the dominant teams, memorable occasions and larger-than-life characters that shaped the game throughout its development. For all lovers of the beautiful game, this is an essential reference to its 150-year history.
Available on Amazon/Audible £5.49 (2hrs 11 mins)
BARBARIANS Narrated by Tim Dalgleish
Whether it was the Mongols rampaging from the east, the Vandals and Huns laying waste to the Roman Empire or the Saxons and Vikings sweeping down from the north, the idea of the barbarian is one of savagery, destruction and otherness. From Attila the Hun to Genghis Khan, this incredible publication recalls the many legends that surround these fearsome warriors and asks whether today's common perception of barbarian tribes is historically accurate.
Available on Amazon/Audible £4.80 (1 hour 43 Mins)
PLAYING MACBETH Written & Narrated by Tim Dalgleish
'Just plain excellent'
Five Stars Amazon-Audible
'Insightful, entertaining, a lesson in process of any kind, really honest assessments, beautiful language, authentic alive reading by author. Loved it'
'Fantastic insider's account... the author has a splendid voice (not surprising) which enhances the experience. If I did have a complaint it would only be that I was sorry for it to end so soon. I would have loved a longer book, but I still would recommend this book to anyone who loves the language of Shakespeare...' Amazon-Audible customer, USA
Five Stars from Reader's Favorite
'Tim Dalgleish has surpassed himself in this fascinating autobiographical effort to pass on the very essence of the art of theatrical performance to the next generation of actors... The reader embarks on a thrilling journey... This little book is actually too big and monumental to give it the credit due within the constraints of this review, but ... it's essential reading for any actor.' Reader's Favorite
Available on Amazon Free with Audible trial or £13.55 (Unabridged 5 Hours 56 Mins)