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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
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    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.

  • Mount! | Jilly Cooper

    Mount!

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jilly Cooper
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    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.

    Gala W says: "Entertaining"
  • 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
    Overall
    (16)
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    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    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 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
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    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.

    Marina Smith says: "A Rivoting Piece of Work"
  • 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
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (57)

    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.

    Jean says: "Steeped in Theater History"
  • 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
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    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.

    Tamara says: "Fantastic Narrator!"
  • The Unknown Bridesmaid | Margaret Forster

    The Unknown Bridesmaid

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Margaret Forster
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    Overall
    (2)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Julia is a child psychologist who every day deals with young girls said to be behaving badly. Some are stealing, some are running away from home, some are terribly untidy, some won’t eat or get out of bed. Julia has a special knack with these girls. She understands which really are troubled, and which are at the mercy of the way they are seen by the adults around them. But one day, Julia’s own troubled past starts to creep into her present.

  • The Water's Lovely | Ruth Rendell

    The Water's Lovely

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Ruth Rendell
    • Narrated By Siân Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (25)
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    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    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.

    wobbly says: "Not my favorite RR"
  • 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
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    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 Flight | M. R. Hall

    The Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By M. R. Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    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.

    Sally J says: "forgettable storyline but very well read"
  • I Think I Love You | Allison Pearson

    I Think I Love You

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Allison Pearson
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
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    (41)
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    (44)

    The new novel from the best-selling author of I Don’t Know How She Does It takes us on an unforgettable journey into first love, and—with the emotional intensity and penetrating wit that have made her beloved among readers all over the world—reminds us of how the ardor of our youth can ignite our adult lives.

    k. says: "NPR loved it and so did i"
  • The Chosen Dead | M. R. Hall

    The Chosen Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By M. R. Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (27)

    Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates…. An unlikely suicide or a deadly conspiracy? When Bristol Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates the fatal plunge of a man from a motorway bridge, she little suspects that it has any connection with the sudden death of a friend’s thirteen year old daughter from a deadly strain of meningitis. But as Jenny pieces together the dead man’s last days, she’s drawn into a mystery whose dark ripples stretch across continents and back through decades.

    juliet says: "Creepy premise but interesting story"
  • 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
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (9)

    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.

    Elizabeth says: "Print vs. Voice"
  • The Redeemed | M. R. Hall

    The Redeemed

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By M. R. Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    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....

    Donna Seidel says: "Less interesting in series"
  • 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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    (2)
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    (2)

    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.

  • Scandalous Risks | Susan Howatch

    Scandalous Risks

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Susan Howatch
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
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    (22)
    Story
    (23)

    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.

    JS says: "Love the series"
  • The Coroner | M. R. Hall

    The Coroner

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By M. R. Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    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?

    karen says: "Best book of the year, so far."
  • Two Caravans | Marina Lewycka

    Two Caravans

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Marina Lewycka
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    Overall
    (6)
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    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    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.

  • A Partisan's Daughter | Louis de Bernières

    A Partisan's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Louis de Bernières
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas, Jeff Rawle
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    He's Chris: bored, lonely, trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. In his 40s, he's a stranger inside the youth culture of London in the late 1970s, a stranger to himself on the night he invites a hooker into his car. She's Roza: recently moved to London, the daughter of one of Tito's partisans. She's in her 20s but has already lived a life filled with danger, misadventure, romance, and tragedy. And although she's not a hooker, when she sees Chris, she gets into his car anyway.

    L. Berlyne-Kovler says: "A Tale of Love and Loneliness"
  • The Disappeared | M. R. Hall

    The Disappeared

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By M. R. Hall
    • Narrated By Sian Thomas
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    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.

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