MY AUDIOBOOK ARCHIVE
I have had the privilege and pleasure of narrating - and in most cases - fully producing an average of one audiobook per month since 2015. Some were commissioned by publishers and production companies and some by the authors themselves.
If you would like to add your book to this growing list by having me either produce your audiobook in its entirety or by having me simply narrate it, why not get in touch? Don't be put off if you haven't gone down this road before. I can guide you through the entire process. Oh, and don't worry if you require a female narrator, or someone with a specific accent or language. I can find the right narrator for the task.
Don't hesitate to reach out to me even if you are still at the "only thinking about it" stage.
Just get in touch. - James A Gillies
Matilda is the world's most famous bookworm, no thanks to her ghastly parents. Her father thinks she's a little scab. Her mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And her headmistress, Miss Trunchbull? She's the worst of all. She's a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey. Despite these beastly grownups trying to push her down, Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a magical mind. And she's had enough.
Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination is a book by British writer Robert Macfarlane. Published in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the conquest of Everest, it chronicles the history of the human fascination with mountains. The book takes its title from a line by the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins and combines history with first-person narrative.
A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child’s life. Wadhwa offers us three questions to ask about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards and does it promote autonomy or dependence?
Bert is a tiny goblin with big dreams. He follows adventurers, and loots the copper they leave behind. One day, Bert hopes, he'll have enough to become a Warg Rider. Then he encounters the Dark Lord Trope and begins his journey to ultimate power.
The Vikings are infamous for taking no prisoners, relishing cruel retribution, and priding themselves on their bloodthirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the West and as far as Baghdad in the East. As the Vikings did not record their own history, we have to discover it for ourselves, and their tale, as Neil Oliver reveals, is an extraordinary story.
A local businessman walks out of a room and vanishes. When he is later found dead, DI Munro must cut through a densely-woven web of deceit to find out why. The Carduccis and the Buchanans have been best of friends for years, but simmering under the surface are long-held vendettas that only criminal conspiracy has kept buried.
In the late 1500s Frantz Schmidt began to do something remarkable for his era: he started keeping a journal. But what made Schmidt even more compelling was his day job. For forty-five years, Schmidt was a public executioner, employed by the state to extract confessions and put criminals to death. In his years of service, he executed 361 people and tortured, flogged, or disfigured hundreds more. Could a man who practiced such cruelty also show insight, compassion and humanity?
Sorcha dún Scoti has known her whole life she is different. Now, the future of her clan is in doubt, and Una, their beloved seer is gone. The youngest dún Scoti inherits Una's beloved keek stane--and with it, the gift of sight. Here, the truth of her birth and death are revealed. To save herself and her clan, Sorcha must flee the vale to a remote Island in the Outer Hebrides, where she hopes to reunite with Una, but despite her gift of sight, the journey holds perils Sorcha cannot foresee.
Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons – as many as you would find in the brain of a cat – and is home to the microbiome, an army of microbes that influences your mood, weight and immune system. In this groundbreaking book, Dr Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut, showing how junk food and overuse of antibiotics have wiped out many “good” gut bacteria, leading to a modern plague of allergies, food intolerances and obesity.
A deception of royal proportions had thrust Ian MacEwen into the very centre of the Ton's marriage mart, forcing him to choose a bride who would be queen. He'd wanted only to uncover answers denied him all his life. Instead he found Claire Wentworth, a fearless woman with grass-green eyes who needed his protection, and his love, whether she admitted it or not!
A rapid and massively disruptive shift from centralised to distributed organisations has begun. But current leadership practices were designed around large, centralised organisations. Bob Johansen, who has been projecting future trends from Silicon Valley since 1968, outlines five literacies leaders need to learn in order to cope with this brave new world.
A 'veteran' in every sense of the word, even though only aged 21 when the war ended, Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry Division, German Army, and saw four years of bitter combat on the Eastern Front, being wounded six times. This is an outstanding personal memoir, written with great thoughtfulness and honesty. From his deployment during the winter of 1941/42, to his homecoming in 1947, his life reflects one of the darkest campaigns in history.
Captain Gabriel Lacey begins Spring 1818 preparing for a duel. But while he focuses on the affair of honour, darkness, greed, and death stalk the streets of London and bring tragedy to a family Lacey has grown close to. With the aid of Lucius Grenville, London’s most famous dandy, and Brewster, a ruffian employed by an underworld criminal, Lacey explores the world of molly houses and the double lives some men of society lead.
Father, Old Tom Morris, grew up a stone's throw away from golf's ancestral home at St Andrews, a whisky-fuelled caddie, a wonderful 19th century character who became an Open Champion three times before running the Royal & Ancient, then sole governing body of the game. His son, Young Tom, arguably an even more prodigious talent than his father, was a golfing genius, the Tiger Woods of his era, who at 17 became the youngest player, to this day, to win the Open Championship.
Merrick Welbourne never expected to discover a long-lost twin! Particularly one who'd rob him and leave him senseless on the road. Now living his brother's aristocratic life, he had new trials, tribulations ... and temptations he'd never dreamed of. Not the least being Chloe Simon, she of rare mettle, proud heart and unmatchable beauty!
From the acclaimed Author of TEMPLE OF THE GRAIL, THE SEAL and THE SIXTH KEY comes a singular achievement, a novel that transcends the four known gospels to unveil a secret kept hidden for centuries: the secret of the two Jesus Children. The destiny of one man. The fate of the world. It is 1244 and the Castle of Montségur is under siege. Trapped in the small fortress perched high in the Pyrenees Cathars and their supporters fight to avoid death on the pyre at the hands of the Catholic Church.Go to link
Many of the African ancestors of today's African-Americans came from West Africa. From 700 -- 1600 A. D., one after the other, three great, black, commercial empires dominated West Africa. They were powerful, prosperous, complex, stable -- and large. At its height, the Empire of Mali was the size of all of Western Europe.
Twisted 50 is a deliciously dark slice of contemporary horror literature. Reading it is like attending a late night secret banquet where you know each course will serve up something unexpected, forbidden, and unforgettably chilling. Take your private seat now for 50 luscious courses of terror, from 50 of the strongest voices in modern horror.Go to link
Winter 1818 As Captain Gabriel Lacey prepares to leave for his upcoming wedding, he’s interrupted by his former neighbor, Marianne Simmons, who is concerned about an actress friend who’s gone missing. Lacey agrees to help look for the actress, little realizing that the search will bring him against dangerous men who think nothing of abduction and blackmail, or indeed of sending incendiary devices to the innocent.Go to link
Long-listed for the prestigous Davitt and Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Fiction this best seller is a brain-teasing conspiracy thriller for the adventurous reader. 'By the Power of these keys the Head of the Church will be made the Lord of Hell.' In late 2012 a cryptic invitation leads a crime novelist to Venice's Island of the Dead. Seventy four years earlier a similar cryptic invitation brings Grail Historian Otto Rahn to an apartment in Berlin. What awaits him will change his life forever.
Students asked me to read them drug names and mnemonics so they can put in their earbuds before they go to bed before their board exams. In Memorizing Pharmacology: A Relaxed Approach, I only had the narrator complete 200 drug names in a seven hour book. There is a list of 350 later in the book, but I thought, who in the world would want to listen to 350 drug names in a row? It seems that health professional students studying for a board exam do.Go to link
It is the year 1307 and the ancient Order of the Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon is in grave danger. The King of France and Pope Clement V are plotting its destruction and scheming to appropriate the Order's most sacred and dangerous secret. This is taken away by Etienne de Congost, a battle-weary but incorruptible man who flees through a world in ruin, dodging plots and papal spies in a life and death struggle. Will he keep the secret from the evil hands of king and pope?
Captain Lacey stops to assist a young woman in the market at Covent Garden, and realises to his astonishment that she is his daughter, Gabriella. Lacey then discovers that his estranged wife and her paramour, a French officer, have journeyed to London at the invitation of James Denis to dissolve her marriage to Captain Lacey. Meanwhile, a Bow Street Runner and a man from the Thames River Police have asked Lacey to help them look into the disappearances of "game girls" from Covent Garden.Go to link
The story of how Jesus was tricked into thinking he was the son of God by a shape-shifting monster known as the Rauschmonstrum. It is a tale about love, cruelty, misunderstanding, agonising despair, walking on water, healing the sick, and one unusual case of a person being impersonated after their death.
Decision Making in a Nuclear Middle East analyzes the implications of a nuclear Iran by applying lessons from the Cold War. It takes a hard look at the assumed stability of the Cold War, the judgment of Soviet and American leaders, technology glitches, incidents and events that brought the superpowers closer to a nuclear exchange than they ever planned or expected. It uses these lessons to detail the existential threat posed by Iran’s and Israel's nuclear weapons programs.Go to link
London, 1817: A Bow Street Runner summons Captain Gabriel Lacey to a Berkeley Square ballroom where a young dandy was stabbed to death. The prime suspect: Lacey's former commander, Colonel Brandon. Instead of denying the charges, Colonel Brandon allows himself to be arrested and claims, to Lacey's shock, that the lady he'd stayed protectively near at the ball is his mistress. Lacey realises that he is the only person not convinced of Brandon's guilt.
Sophie Dupont, daughter of a portrait painter, assists her father in his studio, keeping her own artwork out of sight. On a walk popular with artists and poets, she met the handsome Wesley Overtree, and falls in love. Captain Stephen Overtree is used to taking on his brother's neglected duties. Home on leave, he's sent to find Wesley. Following his trail, he encounters Miss Dupont, the painter's daughter. He's startled to recognise her from a miniature portrait he carries with him.
A complete and authoritative book on the life of Prophet Muhammad (S), It was given First Prize in open competition by the World Muslim League. Whoever wishes to understand the context in which the of the Prophet's many teachings arose, how he transformed the peoples of the Arabian Peninsula, and how he came to be regarded as the Messenger of Allah, will find this book an invaluable resource.
A Novella of Revenge. Rayna is getting ready for the best day of her life, but it turns into the worst instead. Charged with emotions and eyes filled with a menacing rage, she will get her revenge.Go to link
Captain Lacey agrees to help a society matron discover what has become of her expensive diamond necklace and to clear her maid, who has been arrested for its theft. Lady Clifford declares that the rival for her husband's affections has stolen the necklace, but Lacey soon realises that the problem is not so simple. He becomes enmeshed in scandal and past secrets and recruits Grenville and Lady Breckenridge to assist him, and as he investigates, finds himself competing with the underworld.
Barrow's Boys is a spellbinding account of perilous journeys to uncharted areas under the most challenging conditions. Re-creating the successes and harrowing failures of the original extreme adventurers, Fergus Fleming captures the incredibly brave, and often downright insane, passion for exploration that led a band of men into situations that would humble even the bravest adventurers today, all in service to John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty.
England, 1817: Captain Lacey takes a post as a secretary at the Sudbury School in Berkshire, a school for sons of the wealthiest merchants and bankers in England. As soon as he arrives, Lacey discovers that he's been hired for more than his letter-writing skills. A series of disturbing pranks have kept the school in an uproar, and the headmaster expects Lacey to discover the identity of the prankster. The problems intensify when a groom from the school's stables turns up dead.
Defying the wishes of her laird and brother, Lael of the dun Scoti takes up her sword to fight beside the MacKinnons to return Keppenach to Broc Ceannfhionn. She'll risk everything to keep the stronghold out of the hands of King Henry's Butcher, including her life.Go to link
These are bed time stories that teach your children Hebrew without their realising it. The stories are written in English, but the opposing page will give you the option of inserting a few Hebrew words (at your discretion). All the potential Hebrew words come from the book of Jonah. If your children are not careful, they will accidentally learn how to read the book of Jonah, while they enjoy seemingly unrelated, biblically based, children's stories.
On a cold January night in 1817, former cavalry officer Captain Gabriel Lacey is summoned to the banks of the Thames to identify the body of a young woman. When Lacey looks at the pretty, dead young woman, cut down too soon, he vows to find her murderer. Lacey's search takes him to the Glass House, a sordid gaming hell that played a large part in the victim's past, as well as to gatherings of the haut ton and the chambers of respectable Middle Temple barristers.
From birth, Catriona Campbell and Alasdair Og MacDonald are enemies - for he is the second son of her clan's most powerful foe. Yet from their first meeting, their lives are intertwined, and their enduring love bears witness to an ancient feud and a stunning betrayal.
Captain Lacey is asked to retrieve a walking stick, which embroils him in an affair of theft, deception, and betrayal. In "The Disappearance of Miss Sarah Oswald", Lacey hunts for a missing young woman, learning more about a family's sordid secrets than he wanted to know.
A series of short articles on common assumptions that deserve a second look: creation, sabbath, meaning of numbers, women, Hebrew, etc.The author taught Hebrew. To keep students on the edge of their seats, he would say provocative things that challenged their comfort zone. This examines life's big questions from a different mountain top.Written to be used in a classroom. Perfect for homeschoolers who want to teach journalism and explore life's big questions from accepted points of authority.
Interrupting an attempted robbery, Captain Lacey rescues the widow of a colonel who'd been accused of murdering an English officer during the Peninsular War. She asserts that her husband was innocent and that she knows the true culprits' identities. Intrigued, Lacey and Lucius Grenville investigate, becoming mired in scandal and murder past and present.
What is a time? Is it a life? Is it a series of lives? It is the day of the devil's earth; and the Great Red Dragon is on the hunt for the illusive woman that could bring about the end of its reign. Concealing time and history as faith and science collide, God's plan takes form.Go to link
Annie Ross has gone through her entire life a bit lost. She's about to find herself misplaced in time as well, where she must take her place as a Guardian and find a way to restore the faith of a powerful chieftain. Will she win his heart as well?
Edgar Simmons delivers meals on wheels. He is good friends with one of his customers and agrees to buy her a jar of honey. What harm could it do?
The year is 1123. Scotland's King David seeks an alliance with the fierce mountain Scot, Aidan dun Scoti. But only one woman will tempt Aidan--the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan ... Offered in marriage by David of Scotland as a guise for peace and cursed by Aidan's people for the sins of her father, Lìleas MacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to. Alas, she is also the one woman who might bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.
Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, his career at an end. When he comes across a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament, he finds renewed purpose in a search which leads to murder and corruption.
For newcomers to the field of logical reasoning, this book presents a small set of common errors in reasoning, illustrated with short sketches, populated by a variety of characters. The hope is that the reader will learn from these pages some of the most common pitfalls in arguments and be able to identify and avoid them in practice.
The first short story collection from this Philip K. Dick Award-winning author features sixteen thought-provoking forays into the fantastic, from a tale of alien influence on an ordinary neighbourhood to the story of one man's self-destructive obsession with a dragon.
Young Alexander Hamilton marches with the Continentals at Fort Lee. Frustrated by missing out on the action, he desperately wants to make his name. His fortunes change when the British infantry catches up to Washington's army. Hamilton and his cannons are all that stand between the army and destruction. The remarkable war of one man who brought the American Revolutionary War to a close and who took an old Scots coin and reinvented it as the world's most powerful currency.
G-8, the high-flying ace pilot of World War I, was born in the front seat of a car barreling through the Holland Tunnel. His father was Robert Jasper Hogan, who had made quite a name for himself as a prolific pulp writer specialising in aviation fiction during the glamorous era now styled Between the Wars.