Dara O'Briain and Angela Scanlon host the brand new series of Robot Wars with commentary from the legendary Jonathan Pearce who returns from the original series with his inimitable take on the robot battles. Filmed in a huge, purpose-built fighting arena, 40 teams of amateur robot fighting enthusiasts battle it out over six episodes to become Robot Wars Champion 2016. Each episode has eight competing robots. The action starts with two group battles, with four robots in each battle. The top two robots from each group battle then go through to head to head battles where all four robots fight each other once. The top two then compete in the episode final the winner going through to the Grand Final. If the robots don't knock each other out then the judges are on hand to decide the winners. Dr Lucy Rogers, Professor Noel Sharkey and Professor Sethu Vijayakumar base their criteria on aggression, damage and control so everyone has to attack from the start. The Arena contains the dangerous hazards of Fire, Spikes, The Flipper and The Iconic Pit. As well as battling it out against each other, the robot teams must avoid the infamous and intimidating House Robots. Aiming to terminate anything that strays into their Corner Patrol Zone - Sir Killalot, Matilda, Shunt and Dead Metal show no mercy as they menacingly patrol the arena ready to destroy. Welcome to the return of Robot Wars.
In this short story from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry, Edgar Allan Poe's brilliant amateur detective Auguste Dupin is called in to investigate a savage murder perpetrated by an invisible killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007403/bk_blak_007403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Paul Temple swings into the '60s with five complete radio dramas featuring the writer-cum-amateur detective and his wife, Steve, plus bonus archive material. Between 1938 and 1968, Paul and Steve's exploits enthralled generations of radio listeners around the world. Here, presented in chronological order, are 'The Gilbert Case' (1960 remake), 'The Margo Mystery' (1961), 'The Jonathan Mystery' (1963 remake), 'The Geneva Mystery' (1965) and 'The Alex Affair' (1968). This set also includes the bonus radio feature 'Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair'. Duration: 17 and a half hours approx. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast, Marjorie Westbury, Peter Coke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002663/bk_rhuk_002663_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cloughton Repertory Theatre Company is busy rehearsing a new play when a terrible and bizarre event occurs. One of the cast is shot dead while awaiting his cue to go on stage. Who would want to murder a small-town actor in an amateur dramatics company? Enter DCI Benny Mitchell and his team. Forensics soon discover that the fatal bullet came from the same gun which was used to injure a policeman during a recent terrorist attack in London. And suddenly, what seemed to be a local, isolated incident becomes part of an international counter-terrorist investigation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Keeble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/000998/bk_isis_000998_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There's something out there in the dark. There's always something watching. There's always something reaching for you. Always. And sometimes there?s someone you can call. Someone you can hire. Someone who knows these dark streets and back alleys. Someone who knows how things work in this part of town. Private eyes who are often as dark as the things they hunt. Investigators who know how to look in the shadows for the things that go bump. Good guys but not always nice guys. Hardboiled Horror collects fifteen original tales of noir mystery shot through with elements of horror and the supernatural. Occult detectives, paranormal investigators, seedy P.I.s, amateur sleuths and ghost hunters tackle the cases no one else can handle. The killer lineup includes Heather Graham, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Scott Sigler, Seanan McGuire Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Chris Ryall, Dana Fredsti, Jim Beard, Jacopo della Quercia, John Gilstrap, Jon McGoran, Josh Malerman, Max Allan Collins & Matthew V. Clemens, Lois H. Gresh, and Nancy Holder. Edited by New York Times bestseller and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller, Karin Allers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110743/bk_acx0_110743_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wondered how the best poker players in the world successfully bluff on a regular basis? Many amateurs make the mistake of mindlessly attempting sporadic bluffs because they do not fully understand when and why to bluff. In this audiobook, world class poker professional Jonathan Little (over $6,300,000 in live tournament winnings) explains when and why to bluff in order to maximize your chances of success. Bluffs demonstrates how to widen your ranges and force your opponents to make costly errors. In small and middle stakes cash games and tournaments, you will often find yourself playing against conservative opponents who play in a straightforward manner. Against these players, you can play a wide range with the intention of playing aggressively post-flop. Numerous examples, featuring the play of an amateur player who got out of his comfort zone to put these tactics to the test, make it clear when you should play aggressively and the things you should consider as you do so. Each situation is explained with attention to your hole cards, stack size, position, and your perception of your opponent. You will learn how to apply the concepts discussed in Bluffs in the real world, allowing you to win more money from poker. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Little. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068016/bk_acx0_068016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amateur sleuth Mordecai Tremaine is back in another classic mystery from the author of Murder for Christmas. Mordecai Tremaine and Chief Inspector Jonathan Boyce are never pleased to have a promising game of chess interrupted - though when murder is the disrupting force, they are persuaded to make an exception. A quick stop at Scotland Yard to collect any detective's most trusted piece of equipment - the murder bag - the pair are spirited away to Bridgton. No sooner have they arrived than it becomes clear that the city harbours more than its fair share of passions and motives...and one question echoes loudly throughout the cobbled streets: why did Dr Hardene, the local GP of impeccable reputation, bring a revolver with him on a routine visit to a patient? Mordecai Tremaine's latest excursion into crime detection leaves him in doubt that, when it comes to murder, nothing can be assumed.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Beevers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002535/bk_rhuk_002535_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Is someone out to get Phoe? In the third exciting novel of this treasure-hunting series, Thalia Phoenix (aka Phoe), who is an amateur archaeologist, is at an impasse when Simon Kessler wants her to find Beowulf's lair. Convinced that the Beowulf myth is nothing but an ancient poem, she refuses. Instead Peter takes the mission. When Peter bungles the job, Phoe, Peter, Jonathan, and a computer expert named Kadan get swept up into something dangerous and compelling, something no human has ever experienced. The mythology of Beowulf and Grendel collides with technology when Kadan reveals intriguing information about another Beowulf - a software and hardware combination that delivers experiences beyond anyone's wildest dreams. Unfortunately Kadan has only a short time to come up with the game changer that could save them. Meanwhile the Phoenix Quest team is battling for their very lives. The dangers in the mythical poem could become their new reality, and the clock is ticking. The Lair of Beowulf is book three of the best-selling treasure-hunting series Phoenix Quest. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Becky Boyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/031293/bk_acx0_031293_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the first novel of a new treasure-hunting series, Phoe, an amateur archaeologist and collectibles shop owner, is hired by her wealthy client to seek and retrieve the legendary Hammer of Thor. She doesn't know if the artifact even exists, but, like her movie idol, Indiana Jones, she can't resist going on the quest for this compelling artifact. Unfortunately, she needs to drag the client's inept son Jonathan on the adventure. Also joined by her childhood nemesis Peter, the quest for the Hammer of Thor takes them to several countries and deep into underground danger - danger that will force her to rely on everything she knows about ancient history and Norse mythology, in order to follow the clues. However, there's a group of modern villains who would also love to get their hands on the hammer. And they are hot on her tail. It's an exciting race into Phoe's most challenging treasure quest, complete with hand-to-hand combat with the bad guys and feats of insane bravery. And this is just the beginning.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Beresford. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021692/bk_acx0_021692_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.