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    • Katie Mulholland

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Some women are destined to arouse in men either fierce hatred or insatiable desire. Such a woman was Katie Mulholland. At 15, a scullery maid in the house of the Rosires, she had been raped by the master. Now, many years later, she had enough money to maintain three carriages if she wanted to and she was on her way to see Bernard Rosier under very different circumstances.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By shoppingmama on 09-15-16

    Regular price: $27.71

    • Saint Christopher and the Gravedigger

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Gravedigger John Gascoigne lives in Downfell Hurst with his wife, Florrie, their three children and his mother, Gran. John is a deep thinker but extremely taciturn - a man of few words and many grunts. Which is why everyone is alarmed when he's hit on the head by a cricket ball, and it suddenly seems as if the words won't stop. What's more, he says he is talking to Saint Christopher - only no one else can see the saint, and they're beginning to worry John's not quite right in the head.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • a fun enough read

    • By Constance Jenkins on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A House Divided

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    At the end of the Second World War, Matthew Wallingham returns home, blinded and uncertain about his future. Worse yet, his father is ill, and his mother is obviously unhappy, while his younger brother, who has made a success of running the farm on the family’s estate in the war years, is resentful of Matthew’s desire to help him. The only person Matthew feels he can talk to is his grandmother, but the rest of the family regards her as a holy terror.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A House Divided

    • By Winifred on 05-14-07

    Regular price: $29.61

    • Before I Go

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Christine Rendel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Known for the wit of her writing, Catherine Cookson was the UK's most widely read novelist during her lifetime. When her Estate discovered this never-before-published memoir in the attic of her home, it was an astonishing find. Before I Go is the definitive story of her life, in the author's own candid words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it! Thank you Catherine Cookson!

    • By Jordan Max on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Blind Years

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A story of mystery, love and revenge. Bridget Gether's parents were killed in the wartime blitz, so she had lived with the Overmeers at Balderstone, their sprawling property in the Northumbrian countryside, since she was a child. Unaware that she had been manipulated into agreeing to marry their son, Laurence, an encounter with Bruce Dickenson, the son of a neighbouring farmer, opened her eyes to the possibility that she might be making a serious mistake.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Obsession

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Set at the turn of the century, this is one of Catherine Cookson's most unusual novels, powerfully portraying a woman dangerously driven by desire and ambition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Throughly enjoyable

    • By Toni L. on 03-19-18

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Mallen Streak

    • The Mallen Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Thomas Mallen of High Banks Hall had many sons, most of them bastards. But to all of them he passed on his mark - a distinctive flash of white hair running to the left temple, known as the Mallen Streak. It was said that those who bore the streak seldom reached old age and that nothing good ever came of a Mallen. In 1851, Thomas Mallen found himself a ruined man, forced amid scandal and disgrace to sell the hall. With him went his two young wards and their indomitable governess. Then the Radlet brothers of Wilbur Farm arrived, one of whom bore the unmistakable Mallen Streak.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Blind Miller

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Mary Hetherington was a mother who dominated her family. And when David brought home Sarah from the "wrong end" of the 15 Streets, a girl who brought life and laughter into her dustless house, she soon took against her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great dramatic reading! Engaging Story!

    • By Christina on 09-27-17

    Regular price: $19.41

    • The Bonny Dawn

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Set against the Northumbrian coast in the 1960s, the events of this love story take place over one day: a day during which everyone involved discovers that the consequences of an innocent meeting are far more significant than the event itself.

    Regular price: $16.41

    • The Solace of Sin

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    When Connie buys a house on the moors, she has to negotiate with the abrupt Vincent O'Connor. She soon discovers that mystery is a way of life for Vincent, who has an increasing influence on her life. Then the shocking truth about the man with whom she shared many years of her life comes to light.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By DUDE on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Rosie of the River

    • By: Catherine Cookson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    When Fred Carpenter suggests to his wife, Sally, that they should take a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads, she is filled with trepidation. Nevertheless she summons her courage and they and their bull-terrier Bill set off, with Fred at the helm of Dogfish Three. Sally's misgivings are soon justified, as a series of disasters - human, nautical, and canine - threaten to ruin their holiday. Then everything changes as they make friends with the boating fraternity and encounter the remarkable 15-year-old Rosie, whose family history stirs their curiosity and sympathy.

    Regular price: $15.98