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    • The Sparsholt Affair

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: David Dawson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    In 1940, David Sparsholt arrives at Oxford to study engineering, though his sights are set on joining the Royal Air Force. Handsome, athletic, charismatic, he is unaware of his effect on others - especially on Evert Dax, the lonely son of a celebrated novelist who is destined to become a writer himself. With the world at war, and the Blitz raging in London, Oxford nevertheless exists at a strange remove: a place of fleeting beauty - and secret liaisons. A friendship develops between these two young men that will have unexpected consequences as the novel unfolds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written book

    • By J. Roose on 04-16-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Swimming Pool Library

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    This novel centres on the friendship of William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, who is searching for someone to write his biography.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Strong stuff

    • By Peregrine on 05-15-11

    Regular price: $20.03

    • The Stranger's Child

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: James Daniel Wilson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58

    In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate—a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance—to his family’s modest home outside London for the weekend. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sixteen-year-old sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him and the stories he tells about Corley Court, the country estate he is heir to.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Hated For It To End

    • By Here-and-faraway on 01-19-13

    Regular price: $38.50

    • Offshore

    • By: Penelope Fitzgerald, Alan Hollinghurst - introduction
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies, Alan Hollinghurst, Stephanie Racine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    On Battersea Reach, a mixed bag of the temporarily lost and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the tide of the Thames. There is good-natured Maurice, by occupation a male prostitute, by chance a receiver of stolen goods. And Richard, an ex-navy man whose boat, much like its owner, dominates the Reach.

    Regular price: $9.05

    • The Sparsholt Affair

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: David Dawson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    In October 1940, the handsome young David Sparsholt arrives in Oxford. A keen athlete and oarsman, he at first seems unaware of the effect he has on others - particularly on the lonely and romantic Evert Dax, son of a celebrated novelist and destined to become a writer himself. While the Blitz rages in London, Oxford exists at a strange remove: an ephemeral, uncertain place in which nightly blackouts conceal secret liaisons....

    Regular price: $25.58

    • The Spell

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Spell is a comedy of sexual manners that follows the interlocking affairs of four men: Robin, an architect in his late forties, who is trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his younger lover, Justin; Robin's 22 year old son Danny, a volatile beauty who lives for clubbing and casual sex; and the shy Alex, who is Justin's ex-boyfriend. 

    Regular price: $24.00

    • The Folding Star

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: Samuel West
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Edward Manners - 33 and disaffected - escapes to a Flemish city in search of a new life. Almost at once he falls in love with 17-year-old Luc and is introduced to the twilight world of the 1890s Belgian painter Edgard Orst.

    Regular price: $28.35

    • The Stranger's Child

    • By: Alan Hollinghurst
    • Narrated by: James Daniel Wilson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In the late summer of 1913 the aristocratic young poet Cecil Valance comes to stay at ‘Two Acres’, the home of his close Cambridge friend George Sawle. The weekend will be one of excitements and confusions for all the Sawles, but it is on George’s sixteen-year-old sister Daphne that it will have the most lasting impact, when Cecil writes her a poem which will become a touchstone for a generation, an evocation of an England about to change for ever.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very dissapointing - dreadful narration

    • By Stephanie Whitelock on 08-30-11

    Regular price: $23.44