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  • The Broken Ones | Sarah A. Denzil

    The Broken Ones

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sarah A. Denzil
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A shadow follows Sophie. Watching. Waiting. Her instinct tells her that it's someone she knows. But who? The man she met Internet dating? The nurse caring for her ill mother? Or is her mother faking her illness? The only thing she knows is that she can't trust anyone. Sophie must delve into a dark history to reveal her stalker. But there are some stories that should never be told.

    Erin100 says: "Decent"
  • Agatha's First Case: An Agatha Raisin Short Story | M. C. Beaton

    Agatha's First Case: An Agatha Raisin Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    At age 26 Agatha Raisin has already come a long way. She has clawed her way up since leaving the Birmingham slum where she was born. She's lost her Birmingham accent, run away from her drunken husband, and found a job at a public relations office as a secretary. Then her boss asks Agatha to go to the home of Sir Bryce Teller to tell him that he is soon to be arrested for the murder of his wife and that the agency no longer wants to represent him.

    Bibliopa says: "Agatha's Origins"
  • The Blood of an Englishman: The Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 25 | M. C. Beaton

    The Blood of an Englishman: The Agatha Raisin Mysteries, Book 25

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    Even though Agatha Raisin loathes amateur dramatics, her friend Mrs. Bloxby, the vicar's wife, has persuaded her to support the local pantomime. Stifling a yawn at the production of Babes in the Woods, Agatha watches as the baker, playing an ogre, struts and threatens on the stage. Then a trapdoor opens… followed by a scream and then silence. Surely, this isn't the way the scene was rehearsed?

    lisa says: "Great story, awful narration"
  • Swallows and Amazons | Arthur Ransome

    Swallows and Amazons

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Swallows and Amazons, the book that started it all in 1930, introduces the Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat Island, the able-bodied catboat "Swallow," and the two intrepid Amazons, plucky Nancy and Peggy Blackett.

    Jefferson says: "Idyllic, Funny, Vivid Childhood Adventure-Play"
  • Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 27 | M. C. Beaton

    Pushing Up Daisies: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, Book 27

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Agatha Raisin left behind her public-relations business in London, she fulfilled her dream of settling in the cozy British Cotswolds, where she began a successful private detective agency. Unfortunately the village she lives in is about to get a little less cozy. Lord Bellington, a wealthy land developer, wants to turn the community garden into a housing estate. When Agatha and her friend, Sir Charles Fraith, attempt to convince Lord Bellington to abandon his plans, he scoffs.

    Sabrina says: "TERRIBLE NARRATION!"
  • Dishing the Dirt: An Agatha Raisin Mystery | M. C. Beaton

    Dishing the Dirt: An Agatha Raisin Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    When therapist Jill Davent moved to the village of Carsely, Agatha Raisin was not a fan. Not only was this therapist romancing Agatha's ex-husband, she dug up details of Agatha's not-too-glamorous origins. Jill also counsels a woman, Gwen Simple, that Agatha firmly believes assisted her son in some grisly murders, although there is no proof. Not one to keep her feelings to herself, Agatha tells anyone who will listen that Jill is a charlatan and better off dead.

    Linda says: "The only thing missing is Penelope Keith"
  • First Bite: How We Learn to Eat | Bee Wilson

    First Bite: How We Learn to Eat

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Bee Wilson
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    In First Bite, the beloved food writer Bee Wilson draws on the latest research from food psychologists, neuroscientists, and nutritionists to reveal that our food habits are shaped by a whole host of factors, including family, culture, memory, gender, hunger, and love.

    Mary Katherine Worth says: "Alison Larkin's narration is SUPERB!"
  • Of Noble Birth | Brenda Novak

    Of Noble Birth

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brenda Novak
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    To escape her cruel stepfather, seamstress Alexandra Cogsworth envisioned sailing far from England…though not as a captive aboard a pirate’s ship. Pirate captain Nathaniel Kent’s strategy for exacting revenge on his coldhearted father involved taking a valuable hostage…not a seamstress he mistakenly thinks is his half sister. Yet fate has designs of its own, landing them both on board the Royal Vengeance. At sea, Nathaniel intercepts and plunders his father’s ships, all the while tormented by his illicit hunger for the tempting prisoner he thinks is his blood relation.

    Jone says: "Excellent Subplot! Ho-Hum Love Story! No sex!"
  • Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery: Little Beach Street Bakery Series, Book 2 | Jenny Colgan

    Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery: Little Beach Street Bakery Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jenny Colgan
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    A thriving bakery. A lighthouse to call home. A handsome beekeeper. A pet puffin. These are the things that Polly Waterford can call her own. This is the beautiful life she leads on a tiny island off the southern coast of England. But clouds are gathering on the horizon. A stranger threatens to ruin Polly's business. Her beloved boyfriend seems to be leading a secret life.

    Robin says: "not as good as the first in the series"
  • In Search of Buddha's Daughters: A Modern Journey Down Ancient Roads | Christine Toomey

    In Search of Buddha's Daughters: A Modern Journey Down Ancient Roads

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Christine Toomey
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    In 2011, Christine Toomey met an unforgettable group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns. After hearing their stories - of prison, extreme hardship, and ultimately fleeing into exile - she resolved to learn more about the private, courageous women of Buddhism: who they are, their experience of suffering, what motivates them to seek enlightenment, and what stands in their way. Toomey's quest took on even greater urgency with the sudden deaths of her father and mother and her own search for healing wisdom in the aftermath of loss.

    dee says: "Beautiful and inspiring"
  • Last Night with the Duke: Rakes of St. James Series, Book 1 | Amelia Grey

    Last Night with the Duke: Rakes of St. James Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Amelia Grey
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    The Duke of Griffin has never lived down his reputation as one of the Rakes of St. James. Now rumors are swirling that his twin sisters may bear the brunt of his past follies. Hiring a competent chaperone is the only thing Griffin has on his mind - until he meets the lovely and intriguing Miss Esmeralda Swift. In ways he could never have expected, she arouses more than just his curiosity.

    Susynne says: "Hm....."
  • Northanger Abbey and the History of England (Annotated) | Jane Austen

    Northanger Abbey and the History of England (Annotated)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    Award-winning narrator and internationally acclaimed writer/comedienne, Alison Larkin brings her signature wit to this hugely entertaining audio production of Jane Austen's first novel, Northanger Abbey, followed by The History of England, a short, delightfully satirical piece that Austen wrote when she was just 15 years old.

    Librarylegend says: "Great narration."
  • Swallowdale: Swallows and Amazons Series | Arthur Ransome

    Swallowdale: Swallows and Amazons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published in the UK over a half century ago, these books are still eagerly read by children, despite their length and their decidedly British protagonists.

    Gregory W. Edwards says: "Swallowdale"
  • This House Is Haunted | John Boyne

    This House Is Haunted

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By John Boyne
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    When she arrives at the hall, shaken by an unsettling disturbance that occurred during her travels, she is greeted by the two children now in her care, Isabella and Eustace. There is no adult present to represent her mysterious employer, and the children offer no explanation. Later that night in her room, another terrifying experience further reinforces the sense that something is very wrong. From the moment Eliza rises the following morning, her every step seems dogged by a malign presence that lives within Gaudlin's walls.

    Dorothy says: "Well Read - Not Very Scary, Had Promise"
  • Chelynne | Robyn Carr

    Chelynne

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Robyn Carr
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    Orphaned and raised by her uncle, the feisty sixteen-year-old Chelynne resolves to show her gratitude by marrying the man of her uncle's choice. Bracing herself for a graying, sickly noble, the last man she expects for a husband is the dashing future Earl of Bryant, Chadwick Hawthorne - suddenly, being a loving wife doesn't seem too hard a task. But he spurns her affection and remains her husband only in name, never in deed. Tormented by unfinished business from his past and an uprising threatening his land, Chad resolves to keep his distance from everyone....

    Liz says: "A Good Book RUINED"
  • All Through the Night | Connie Brockway

    All Through the Night

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Connie Brockway
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    In the glittering world of Regency England, Anne Wilder plays a dangerous game. A widowed lady by day, by night she becomes a masked thief preying on society's elite. She roves high above London's black rooftops, compelled by phantoms from her past to take ever greater risks. Until her restless spirit led her into Colonel Jack Seward's trap...where seduction may be her only way out.

    mireille says: "Would be great if not for the narrator"
  • Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat | Bee Wilson

    Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bee Wilson
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    Since prehistory, humans have braved the business ends of knives, scrapers, and mashers, all in the name of creating something delicious - or at least edible. In Consider the Fork, award-winning food writer and historian Bee Wilson traces the ancient lineage of our modern culinary tools, revealing the startling history of objects we often take for granted. Charting the evolution of technologies from the knife and fork to the gas range and the sous-vide cooker, Wilson offers unprecedented insights.

    Nothing really matters says: "For the foodie/science geek/history buff in you"
  • My Lady Quicksilver: London Steampunk, Book 3 | Bec McMaster

    My Lady Quicksilver: London Steampunk, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Bec McMaster
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    He will find her no matter what. As a blue-blooded captain of the Nighthawk Guard, his senses are keener than most. Some think that he's indestructible. But once he finds the elusive Mercury, what will he do with her? It's his duty to turn her in; she's a notorious spy and traitor. But after one stolen moment, he can't forget the feel of her in his arms, the taste of her, or the sharp sting of betrayal as she slipped off into the night. Little does Mercury know, no one hunts better than the Nighthawk.

    Teresa says: "This series just gets better and better."
  • Kiss of Steel: London Steampunk, Book 1 | Bec McMaster

    Kiss of Steel: London Steampunk, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Bec McMaster
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it's the last safe haven. But at what price? Blade is known as the master of the rookeries - no one dares cross him. It's been said he faced down the Echelon's army single-handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood craving he's been quicker, stronger, almost immortal. When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She's so...innocent. He doesn't see her backbone of steel - or that she could be the very salvation he's been seeking.

    Kd says: "Good paranormal mystery, romance balance"
  • The Automaton's Wife: Society for Paranormals, Book 2 | Vered Ehsani

    The Automaton's Wife: Society for Paranormals, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Vered Ehsani
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
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    Beatrice Knight has enough to contend with: A zebra is dead on her lawn, her horse is possessed, and a gentleman has arrived with the temerity to propose to her. To top it off, her dead husband, Gideon, has absconded with an automaton, threatening to return for his wife. The wife in question, however, soon has other issues, for a killer has moved into town with a nasty habit of carving up the victims. As luck should dictate, who should be the next target but Mrs. Knight herself?

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