Life Class
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(3.8 based on 108 ratings)
  • 1
    Life Class | Pat Barker

    Life Class

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Pat Barker
    • Narrated By Finlay Robertson, Juliet Prague, Eve Webster, and others
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    Spring, 1914. The students at the Slade School of Art gather in Henry Tonks's studio for his life-drawing class. But for Paul Tarrant the class is troubling, underscoring his own uncertainty about making a mark on the world. When war breaks out and the army won't take Paul, he enlists in the Belgian Red Cross just as he and fellow student Elinor Brooke admit their feelings for one another.

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    Life Class | Pat Barker

    Life Class

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Pat Barker
    • Narrated By Russell Boulter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the spring of 1914, a group of young students gather in an art studio for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant and Elinor Brooke are two components of a love triangle, and at the outset of the war, they turn to each other. After volunteering for the Red Cross, Paul must confront the fact that life, love, and art will never be the same for him.

    In Love and War

    Like Barker's Regeneration Trilogy, Life Class is set during World War I. The first half involves the blithe lives of a group of young art students, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 28 2009 by Cariola (Chambersburg, PA USA)
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    Toby's Room | Pat Barker

    Toby's Room

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Pat Barker
    • Narrated By Juliet Prague, Kieran Bew, Finlay Robertson
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Toby's Room, a dark, compelling novel of human desire, wartime horror and the power of friendship. When Toby is reported 'Missing, Believed Killed', another secret casts a lengthening shadow over Elinor's world: How exactly did Toby die - and why? Elinor determines to uncover the truth. Only then can she finally close the door to Toby's room.

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    Toby's Room | Pat Barker

    Toby's Room

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Pat Barker
    • Narrated By Nicola Barber
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    Toby's Room opens in the July of 1917, three years after the events of Life Class. Elinor Brooke is still painting, but her brother Toby is shipping out to the front as a Medical Officer, a fact that she cannot bring herself to accept. Toby finds himself on the same Channel crossing as Kit Neville, a close friend - and aspiring suitor - of Elinor's from before the war. Intent on cementing his reputation as an artist, Kit never intended to serve overseas.

    Sadly, Rather Underwhelming

    As a fan of Barker's brilliant Regeneration series, I had high hopes for Toby's Room, but I confess to being somewhat underwhelmed. Art student Elinor..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 02 2013 by Cariola (Chambersburg, PA USA)
  • 3
    Noonday | Pat Barker

    Noonday

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Pat Barker
    • Narrated By full cast
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    As the bombs fall on the blacked-out city, ambulance driver Elinor Brooke races from bomb sites to hospitals in order to save the lives of injured survivors. She works alongside former friend Kit Neville while her husband, Paul Tarrant, works as an air-raid warden. Once fellow students at the Slade School of Fine Art before the First World War destroyed the hopes of their generation, they now find themselves caught in another war, this time at home.

    ended? really?

    This book is beautifully written, a powerfully evocative portrayal of life on the homefront in WW2. I really enjoyed the listen and found it educati..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 24 2016 by Rebecca (Plainfield, VT, United States)
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    Noonday | Pat Barker

    Noonday

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Pat Barker
    • Narrated By Anne Reid, Finlay Robertson, John Sackville, and others
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Noonday by Pat Barker, read by Juliet Stevenson, Stephen Boxer, John Sackville, Anne Reid & Finlay Robertson. London, the Blitz, autumn 1940. Ambulance drivers Elinor Brooke and Kit Neville ferry injured survivors from bomb sites to hospitals while Elinor's husband, Paul, works as an air-raid warden.

    value what you have.

    pat barker still has it. powerful evocation of a terrible history of london in the blitz.

    Reviewed on June 26 2016 by Sylvia McLeod (Western Australia)