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  • FREE SHORT STORY: The World of Shadow | Kate Hamer

    FREE SHORT STORY: The World of Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Kate Hamer
    • Narrated By Gareth Bennett-Ryan
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    (32)
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    (31)
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    'The World of Shadow' introduces The Doll Funeral and delves further into one of the characters in the book - Shadow. Shadow flits through The Doll Funeral; he has a close but often tempestuous relationship with the hero, Ruby. In the short story, we rewind back and see a snapshot of his life, find out more about his connection with Ruby and experience the life, pain and love of this boy who has such a profound influence on the course of the book.

    Joselyn Raquel MB says: "a cute little story"
  • The Light Behind the Window | Lucinda Riley

    The Light Behind the Window

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Lucinda Riley
    • Narrated By Gerri Halligan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1051)
    Performance
    (958)
    Story
    (956)

    THE PRESENT - After her mother’s death, Emilie de la Martiniéres finds herself the sole inheritor of a chateau in the south of France. There she discovers an old notebook which leads her along a journey to unravel the tragic love story of the mysterious Sophia. THE PAST (1943). Constance Carruthers, arrives in occupied Paris at the height of conflict. There she stumbles into the heart of a wealthy family and is drawn into a web of deception, the repercussions of which will affect generations to come.

    Maria says: "Fantastic historical story... loved it!"
  • The Time Being | Antonia Honeywell

    The Time Being

    • UNABRIDGED (31 mins)
    • By Antonia Honeywell
    • Narrated By Melody Grove
    Overall
    (1546)
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    (1278)
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    At 11 Lalla should be enjoying her childhood in London. But this is not London as we know it. In a collapsed society, Lalla struggles to imagine her future. When a government announcement invites her to enjoy a new life in Regent’s Park, Lalla sees a glimmer of hope. But what is she willing to risk? The Time Being is the short-story prequel to The Ship by Antonia Honeywell, if you enjoyed this, you’ll love the full-length novel sequel.

    Jennifer says: "I want more from this author!"
  • Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic | Tom Holland

    Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Tom Holland
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
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    The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness - the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. It is a story of incomparable drama.

    Emily says: "Connects the Dots and Fills In the Gaps"
  • The Woodcutter | Reginald Hill

    The Woodcutter

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Reginald Hill
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (2402)
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    (2010)
    Story
    (1997)

    Wolf Hadda's life was a fairytale - successful businessman and adored husband. But a knock on the door one morning ends it all. Universally reviled, thrown into prison, Wolf retreats into silence. Seven years later Wolf begins to talk to the prison psychiatrist and receives parole to return home. But there's a mysterious period in Wolf's past when he was known as the Woodcutter. Now the Woodcutter is back, looking for truth and revenge...

    Diana says: "One of my favorite Reginald Hill books!"
  • The Shadow Sister: The Seven Sisters, Book 3 | Lucinda Riley

    The Shadow Sister: The Seven Sisters, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Lucinda Riley
    • Narrated By Jessica Preddy
    Overall
    (280)
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    (267)
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    (264)

    When their father dies, Star D'Aplièse and her six sisters, all adopted by him from the four corners of the world, are left with few clues to their heritage. But Star - the most enigmatic of the sisters - is hesitant to step out of the safety of the close relationship she shares with her sister CeCe. In desperation, she decides to follow her first clue, which leads her to an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the start of a whole new world....

    Elizabeth C. says: "So disappointing! :("
  • The Peacock Emporium | Jojo Moyes

    The Peacock Emporium

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Judith Boyd
    Overall
    (241)
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    (225)
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    (224)

    The only place Suzanna Peacock finds comfort is her shop, which provides a haven for the misfits in town. But she is forced to confront events of the past and her family that have been haunting her for so long. And she discovers that the key to her happiness may have been in front of her all along....

    Tonya C. Wimberley says: "Slow start but good"
  • The Horse Dancer | Jojo Moyes

    The Horse Dancer

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jojo Moyes
    • Narrated By Julia Franklin
    Overall
    (898)
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    (764)
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    (762)

    Sarah's grandfather was a horseman of rare talent - only the exceptional are allowed into France's elite riding academy, Le Cadre Noir. But life took an unexpected turn, and now from a council estate in east London, the Captain hopes to train his granddaughter towards a better life.

    Kaelin says: "Wow! Amazing story start to finish"
  • Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Americanah

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • Narrated By Adjoa Andoh
    Overall
    (388)
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    (348)
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    (347)

    As teenagers, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love in a Nigeria under military dictatorship. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America, where Obinze hopes to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

    Lorraine says: "The best book bar none!"
  • The Storm Sister | Lucinda Riley

    The Storm Sister

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lucinda Riley
    • Narrated By Noreen Leighton, Rachel Lincoln
    Overall
    (476)
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    (433)
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    (432)

    A talented sailor, Ally is about to compete in one of the world's most challenging yacht races when she hears the news of her adoptive father's sudden death. In the aftermath of the harrowing events that follow, Ally pursues the clues her father left her to the icy beauty of Norway. There, she begins to discover how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived there over 100 years before.

    Agatha Istanbul says: "TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE NARRATION! IT RUINS THE STORY"
  • The Girl on the Cliff | Lucinda Riley

    The Girl on the Cliff

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Lucinda Riley
    • Narrated By Gerri Halligan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (648)
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    (594)
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    (593)

    Troubled by recent loss, Grania Ryan has returned to Ireland and the arms of her loving family. It is here, on a cliff edge, that she first meets a young girl, Aurora. Strangely drawn to Aurora, Grania discovers that their families are deeply entwined. From a bittersweet romance in wartime London to a troubled relationship in contemporary New York, the Ryans and the Lisles have been entangled for a century.

    DHackney says: "Sweeping Family Drama Beyond my Expectations"
  • The House We Grew Up In | Lisa Jewell

    The House We Grew Up In

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lisa Jewell
    • Narrated By Karina Fernandez
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (377)
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    (337)
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    (342)

    The Bird children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating it tears them apart. Many years later something will call them home, back to the house they grew up in - and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.

    Simone says: "Dysfunctional Squared!"
  • The English German Girl | Jake Wallis Simons

    The English German Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jake Wallis Simons
    • Narrated By Julie Teal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (456)
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    (415)
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    (416)

    In 1930s Berlin, choked by the tightening of Hitler's fist, the Klein family are gradually losing everything that is precious to them. Their 15-year-old daughter, Rosa, slips out of Germany on a Kindertransport train to begin a new life in England. Charged with the task of securing a safe passage for her family, she vows that she will not rest until they are safe. But as war breaks out and she loses contact with her parents, Rosa finds herself wondering if there are some vows that can't be kept....

    Jennifer says: "Loved it"
  • Bryant & May - Wild Chamber: Bryant and May, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
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    The members of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit are on the case again when a dog walker is found dead. The method of the death is odd...the killer had no way in - or out - and the dog is nowhere to be seen. But the 'hows' and 'whys' of the murder are not the only mysteries, and it seems very likely that the killer is preparing to strike again.

  • The Angel Tree | Lucinda Riley

    The Angel Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Lucinda Riley
    • Narrated By Julia Barrie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (487)
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    (451)
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    (450)

    Thirty years have passed since Greta Marchmont left the Marchmont Hall. Now she finally returns, with amnesia and no memory of her past. But a walk through the wintry landscape leads to a disturbing discovery: she comes across a grave in the forest, and the weathered inscription on the cross tells her that her own son is buried here. Greta begins to search for the woman she once was, and to do so she must summon all of her courage....

    M. Ryder says: "Surprisingly Good!"
  • The Midnight Rose | Lucinda Riley

    The Midnight Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lucinda Riley
    • Narrated By Anjana Srinivasan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (515)
    Performance
    (478)
    Story
    (477)

    In the heyday of the British Raj, Anahita becomes Princess Indira’s official companion, and accompanies her to England just before the outbreak of the Great War. There, she meets the young Donald Astbury – reluctant heir to a magnificent, estate – and his scheming mother. Eighty years later, Rebecca Bradley, a young American film star, has the world at her feet. Her latest role, playing a 1920s debutante, takes her to the now-crumbling Astbury Hall…

    Catherine says: "A Great Story with a Superb Performance!"
  • Skyfaring | Mark Vanhoenacker

    Skyfaring

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Mark Vanhoenacker
    • Narrated By John Moraitis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (119)
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    (110)
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    (111)

    In Skyfaring, airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here, anew, is the simple wonder and transcendent joy of motion and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love.

    Ron says: "Great read for aviation enthusiasts."
  • The Game of Kings | Dorothy Dunnett

    The Game of Kings

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Dorothy Dunnett
    • Narrated By Samuel Gillies
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    (112)
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    The Game of Kings: First in The Lymond Saga. It's August 1547, and unrest in Europe is rife. Scotland, nominally ruled by 4 year old Queen Mary, is heaving with intrigue - and hot gossip. The notorious rebel, Crawford of Lymond, is rumoured to be back in Edinburgh. The city is sealed, but such things never worry 'Lymond'. As usual, he leaves a characteristic trail of hue and cry, vanished contraband, and a drunken sow.

    Laurie A. Bobskill says: "At Last, the best in historical fiction!"
  • The Olive Tree | Lucinda Riley

    The Olive Tree

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Lucinda Riley
    • Narrated By Lucinda Riley, Harry Whittaker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (152)

    It has been 24 years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, Pandora, is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family. At the difficult age of 13, her son, Alex, is torn between protecting his mother and learning the truth about his real father. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same once Pandora's secrets have been revealed.

    Karissa says: "Best Lucinda Riley Book - Perfect Summer Read"
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Stieg Larsson

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Saul Reichlin
    Overall
    (2112)
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    (1140)
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    (1156)

    Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own family. He employs journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

    Joe says: "worthwhile"
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