Simon Vance is a stage, TV and film actor who has narrated more than 200 audiobooks for which he has won seven AudioFile earphone awards and three consecutive Audie nominations. He has also been selected as an AudioFile Golden Voice. His most recent BOT narrations include: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson, Naomi Novik's Temeraire series, and D-Day by Anthony Beevor. Formerly a BBC Radio newsreader in London he now resides in Northern California.
London. the week before Christmas, 2007. Over seven days we follow the lives of seven major characters.
After their fateful adventure in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty’s Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England.
It is seven days before the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Days that are numbered for Sondegger, a Nazi spy captured in London while on a mission to take down the Twenty Committee, a German network of spies the British have turned.
Tragedy has struck His Majesty’s Aerial Corps, whose magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend England’s shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons’ ranks–forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine.
When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt.
Jony Ive’s designs have not only made Apple one of the most valuable companies in the world; they’ve overturned entire industries, from music and mobile phones to PCs and tablets.
A once-popular singer, desperate to make a comeback, turning from the one certainty in his life .
When the truffle-hunting dog starts to dig furiously, his master’s first reaction is delight at the size of the clump the dog has unearthed.