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  • The Door | Magda Szabó,Len Rix - translator

    The Door

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Magda Szabó, Len Rix - translator
    • Narrated By Siân Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Intense, brilliant and moving, The Door is a compelling story about the relationship between two women of opposing backgrounds and personalities: one, an intellectual and writer; the other, her housekeeper, a mysterious, elderly woman who sets her own rules and abjures religion, education, pretense and any kind of authority. Beneath this hardened exterior of Emerence lies a painful story that must be concealed.

  • The Coroner | M. R. Hall

    The Coroner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By M. R. Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
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    When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence. Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself?

  • Mount! | Jilly Cooper

    Mount!

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In Jilly Cooper's latest, raciest novel, Rupert Campbell-Black takes centre stage in the cutthroat world of flat racing. Rupert is consumed by one obsession: that Love Rat, his adored grey horse, be proclaimed champion stallion. He longs to trounce Roberto's Revenge, the stallion owned by his detested rival, Cosmo Rannaldini, which means abandoning his racing empire at Penscombe and his darling wife, Taggie, and chasing winners in the richest races worldwide, from Dubai to Los Angeles to Melbourne.

  • Purge | Sofi Oksanen,Lola Rogers (Translator)

    Purge

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sofi Oksanen, Lola Rogers (Translator)
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Deep in an Estonian forest, two women - one young, one old - are hiding. Zara is a prostitute and a murderer, on the run from brutal captors, men who know about inflicting punishment. Aliide offers refuge, but not safety: She has her own secrets, traitorous crimes of passion and revenge committed long ago, during the country’s brutal Soviet years. Both women have suffered lives of abuse. But this time their survival depends on revealing the one thing history has taught them to keep safely hidden: the truth.

  • The Burning: Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 6 | Matthew Hall

    The Burning: Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Matthew Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A dense, bitterly cold fog has settled over the Wye Valley when Bristol coroner Jenny Cooper is called to the scene of a dreadful tragedy: in the village of Blackstone Ley, a house has burned to the ground, with three members of a family inside. Though evidence of foul play is quickly uncovered, it isn't long before the police investigation is drawn to a close. It seems certain that the fire was started by one of the victims, Ed Morgan, in a fit of jealous rage. But their infant son is still missing, and Ed had left a message for his surviving wife....

  • Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind | Edith Hall

    Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Edith Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Acclaimed classics scholar Edith Hall's Introducing the Ancient Greeks is the first book to offer a synthesis of the entire ancient Greek experience, from the rise of the Mycenaean kingdoms of the sixteenth century BC to the final victory of Christianity over paganism in AD 391. Each of the ten chapters visits a different Greek community at a different moment during the twenty centuries of ancient Greek history.

  • A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts | Sebastian Faulks

    A Possible Life: A Novel in Five Parts

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Sebastian Faulks
    • Narrated By Samuel West, Christian Rodska, Lucy Briers, and others
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    In Second World War Poland, a prisoner closes his eyes and pictures a sunlit cricket ground. Across the yard of a Victorian poorhouse, a man is too ashamed to acknowledge the son he gave away. In a 19th-century French village, an old servant understands the meaning of the Bible story her master is reading. In the Catskills, 1971, a girl steps out of a Chevy with a song that will send shivers through her listeners' skulls. A few years from now, in Italy, a scientist discovers links between time and the human brain, and her lover's novel and his life.

  • The Redeemed | M. R. Hall

    The Redeemed

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By M. R. Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
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    A man's body is discovered in a church yard, the sign of the cross carved into his abdomen. Later he is found to be Alan Jacobs, a troubled psychiatric nurse. It seems to Jenny Cooper, Severn Vale District Coroner, this is likely to be an open and shut suicide case, but something tells her to probe a little deeper. After another tragic death, Jenny’s suspicions turn toward a powerful new global phenomenon: the politically ambitious and intoxicatingly charismatic Mission Church of God. Meanwhile Jenny must finally confront the demons of her past....

  • Maggie Smith: A Biography | Michael Coveney

    Maggie Smith: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Michael Coveney
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    No one does glamour, severity, girlish charm, or tight-lipped witticism better than Dame Maggie Smith. Michael Coveney's biography shines a light on the life and career of a truly remarkable performer, one whose stage and screen career spans six decades. From her days as a West End star of comedy and revue, Dame Maggie's path would cross with those of the greatest actors, playwrights, and directors of the era.

  • A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert | Gertrude Bell,Georgina Howell - introduction,Georgina Howell - editor

    A Woman in Arabia: The Writings of the Queen of the Desert

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Gertrude Bell, Georgina Howell - introduction, Georgina Howell - editor
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas, Adjoa Andoh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Gertrude Bell was leaning in 100 years before Sheryl Sandberg. One of the great woman adventurers of the 20th century, she turned her back on Victorian society to study at Oxford and travel the world and became the chief architect of British policy in the Middle East after World War I. Mountaineer, archaeologist, Arabist, writer, poet, linguist, and spy, she dedicated her life to championing the Arab cause and was instrumental in drawing the borders that define today's Middle East.

  • Scandalous Risks | Susan Howatch

    Scandalous Risks

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Susan Howatch
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 1963, when traditional values are under attack, Venetia, a young woman, becomes involved with the Dean of Starbridge Cathedral. But as a married man, he has nothing to offer her, and Venetia finds herself trapped in a web of love and lies.

  • The Flight: Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 4 | Matthew Hall

    The Flight: Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Matthew Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates… A tragic accident or a terrible crime? When Flight 189 plunges into the Severn Estuary, Coroner Jenny Cooper finds herself handling the case of a lone sailor whose boat appears to have been sunk by the stricken plane, and drawn into the mysterious fate of a ten year-old girl, Amy Patterson, a passenger on 189, whose largely unmarked body is washed up alongside his.

  • The Water's Lovely | Ruth Rendell

    The Water's Lovely

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Siân Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The man who had died was Ismay's stepfather, Guy. Nine years on, she and her sister, Heather, still live in the same house in Clapham. But it has been divided into two self-contained flats. Their mother lives upstairs with her sister, Pamela. And the bathroom, where Guy drowned, has disappeared. Ismay works in public relations, and Heather in catering. They get on well. They always have. They never discuss the changes to the house, still less what happened that August day.

  • The Disappeared | M. R. Hall

    The Disappeared

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By M. R. Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
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    Two young British students, Nazim Jamal and Rafi Hassan, vanish without a trace. The police write them off as runaways, but seven years later, Nazim's grief-stricken mother is still unconvinced....Jenny Cooper is finally settling into her role as coroner for the Severn Valley; the ghosts of her past banished to the sidelines once more. But as an inquest into Nazim's disappearance gets underway, the stink of corruption and conspiracy becomes clear.

  • The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales | Kate Mosse

    The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Kate Mosse
    • Narrated By Kate Mosse, Simon Russell Beale, Sian Thomas
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    A wonderfully atmospheric collection of stories from one of our most captivating writers, inspired by ghost stories, traditional folk tales and country legends from England and France. These tales are richly populated by spirits and ghosts seeking revenge; by grief-stricken women and haunted men coming to terms with their destiny - all rooted deep in the elemental landscapes of Sussex, Brittany and the Languedoc.

  • Squirrel Pie (and Other Stories): Adventures in Food Across the Globe | Elisabeth Luard

    Squirrel Pie (and Other Stories): Adventures in Food Across the Globe

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Elisabeth Luard
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Elisabeth Luard, one of the food world's most entertaining and evocative writers, has travelled extensively throughout her life, meeting fascinating people, observing different cultures and uncovering extraordinary ingredients in unusual places. In this enchanting food memoir, she shares tales and dishes gathered from her global ramblings.

  • The Coroner: Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 1 | Matthew Hall

    The Coroner: Coroner Jenny Cooper, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Matthew Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
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    When lawyer Jenny Cooper is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she’s hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce. But the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence. Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny’s curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died?

  • Sisters in Arms: British Army Nurses Tell Their Story | Nicola Tyrer

    Sisters in Arms: British Army Nurses Tell Their Story

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Nicola Tyrer
    • Narrated By Barbara Flynn, Sian Thomas
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    The amazing experiences of the Queen Alexandra nurses in the World Wars is one of the greatest adventure stories of modern times, and - incredibly - remains largely untold. Thousands of middle-class girls, barely out of school, were plucked from sheltered backgrounds, subjected to training regimes unimaginably tough by today's standards, and sent forth to share the harsh conditions of the fighting services.

  • The Secret of Platform 13 | Eva Ibbotson

    The Secret of Platform 13

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Eva Ibbotson
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
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    Under Platform 13 at Kings Cross Station there is a secret door that leads to a magical island. It appears only once every nine years. And when it opens, four mysterious figures step into the streets of London. A wizard, an ogre, a fey, and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before.

  • Two Caravans | Marina Lewycka

    Two Caravans

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
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    Strawberry pickers in the English countryside, mostly from Eastern Europe, are leading dangerous lives, coping with exploitative employers, British regulations, and gang masters with guns, all threatening their existence as they take to the caravan road - until each of them peels off to find his or her destiny.

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