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    • A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better

    • By: Benjamin Wood
    • Narrated by: Joshua Higgot
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For 20 years, Daniel Hardesty has borne the emotional scars of a childhood trauma which he is powerless to undo, which leaves him no peace. One August morning in 1995, the young Daniel and his estranged father, Francis - a character of ‘two weathers’, of irresistible charm and roiling self-pity - set out on a road trip to the North that seems to represent a chance to salvage their relationship. But with every passing mile, the layers of Fran’s mendacity and desperation are exposed, pushing him to acts of violence that will define the rest of his son’s life.

    Regular price: $15.70

    • The Ecliptic

    • A Novel
    • By: Benjamin Wood
    • Narrated by: Jane MacFarlane
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Situated on a Turkish island, Portmantle might be the strangest, most exclusive artists' colony around. Its brilliant residents linger for years, all expenses paid and living under assumed names. Relieved of the burdens of time and ego, they are free to create their next masterpieces. Elspeth Conroy (aka "Knell") is a Scottish painter who has been at Portmantle for a decade, a refugee from the hectic London art scene. Her fellow longtimers include Quickman, whose sole book became a classic and paralyzed his muse.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Bellwether Revivals

    • By: Benjamin Wood
    • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    An assistant at a nursing home, 20-year-old Oscar Lowe has made a life for himself amid the colleges and spires of Cambridge, and yet is a world apart from the privileged students who roam its grounds and study in the hallowed halls. By chance, he meets the wealthy, charismatic Bellwether siblings, Iris and Eden, after the otherworldly sounds of an organ entice him inside the chapel at King’s College. Oscar falls in love with beautiful, quirky Iris, a medical student, and is drawn into her opulent world.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Ecliptic

    • By: Benjamin Wood
    • Narrated by: Jane MacFarlane
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a forested island off the coast of Istanbul stands Portmantle, a gated refuge for beleaguered artists. There, a curious assembly of painters, architects, writers and musicians strive to restore their faded talents. Elspeth "Knell" Conroy is a celebrated painter who has lost faith in her ability and fled the dizzying art scene of 1960s London. On the island she spends her nights locked in her blacked-out studio, testing a strange new pigment for her elusive masterpiece. But when a disaffected teenager named Fullerton arrives at the refuge, he disrupts its established routines.

    Regular price: $15.34

    • Le Complexe d'Eden Bellwether

    • By: Benjamin Wood
    • Narrated by: Thierry Janssen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Un jeu pervers où s'affrontent tour à tour manipulateurs et manipulés. Brillantissime: Cambridge, de nos jours. Au détour d'une allée de l'imposant campus, Oscar est irrésistiblement attiré par la puissance de l'orgue et des chants provenant d'une chapelle de King's College. Subjugué malgré lui, il ne peut maîtriser un sentiment d'extase. Premier rouage de l'engrenage.

    Regular price: $26.51