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    • Blood Never Dies

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A scorching August day, and a handsome young man is found dead in his bath. Suicide is not a detective inspector’s business, but Bill Slider’s colleague takes one look at the body and calls in his boss: 'It don’t look right to me, guv.' Slider has to agree. There’s the method of death, a single slash to the jugular; men don’t usually cut. And his wallet and keys are missing. Either this was suicide with concealment in mind - or murder.

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Hard Going

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The late Mr Lionel Bygood, who looks, to all intents and purposes, like an old-fashioned sort of gentleman, has been bashed in the head with a bronze statue, in what Doc Cameron describes as 'our old friend the Frenzied Attack'. It soon emerges that Mr Bygood was a philanthropist, well-known locally for giving help and advice to all who needed it, from all walks of life.

    Regular price: $22.57

    • The Emperor

    • Morland Dynasty, Book 11
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    As the century draws to a close, Jemima Morland wearily acknowledges that her life is also nearing its end, but she has scant peace as her unpredictable children behave ever more incomprehensibly: James's marriage to Mary Ann is closer to falling apart; Lucy's marriage of convenience is in the balance - her affair with Lieutenant Watson an open scandal; Mary bears a daughter on board her husband's ship during the battle of the Nile; and William supports a mistress whose marriage cannot be dissolved.

    Regular price: $15.57

    • Till the Boys Come Home

    • War at Home, Book 5
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In 1918 the Great War has taken so much from so many, and it threatens to take even more still from the Hunters, their friends and their servants. Edward, in a bid to run away from problems at home, decides not to resist conscription and ends up at the Front. Sadie's hopes for love are unrequited, and Laura has to flee Artemis House when it is shelled, and she finds herself in London driving an ambulance. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Dynasty 16: The Devil's Horse

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The year is 1820. The landscape of England is undergoing sweeping change as the country pioneers the steam-driven machine age. The Morlands, too, face change: Cousin Africa returns from St Helena to startle society with her unconventional ideas, and Lucy brings her sons home from their Grand Tour, brimming with ideas for their future. In Manchester, Sophie and Jasper meet fierce opposition to their plans for re-housing the factory hands, while in London, Rosamund enters a bizarre agreement.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • The Tangled Thread

    • Morland Dynasty, Book 10
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    The bloody revolution in France causes upheaval in the Morland family. Henri-Marie Fitzjames Stuart, bastard offshoot of the Morland family, strives to protect his daughter, Heloise; his mistress, Marie-France; and their son, Morland. To this end, he binds Heloise to a loveless marriage with a Revolutionary, and allies himself with the great Danton.

    But in the bloodbath of the guillotine and the fall of Danton, Henri-Marie loses his head and Heloise flees to England.

    Regular price: $15.57

    • Dynasty 1: The Founding

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 17 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    This wonderful series opens with the back drop of the Wars of the Roses with the marriage between Eleanor Morland and a scion of the influential house of Beaufort. It is a union which establishes the powerful Morland dynasty and in the succeeding volumes of this rich tapestry of English life, we follow their fortunes through war and peace, political upheaval and social revolution, times of pestilence and periods of plenty, and through the vicissitudes which afflict every family - love and passion, envy and betrayal, birth and death, great fortune and miserable penury.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Entertaining and Interesting!

    • By Hollace on 03-29-12

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Shadow Play

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The body of a smartly dressed businessman turns up in the yard of Eli Simpson's car workshop. But there's no ID in the pockets, and Eli swears he's never seen the man before. Then a girlfriend turns up with a name and claims the victim told her he was someone's 'right-hand man'. But old fractures and scars suggest a more colourful past. 

    For 'right-hand man', DCI Bill Slider and his team read 'enforcer'. So who was Mr King? Who was he the muscle for? What did he have to do with the Davy Lane project and the blackmailing of an MP? And, most crucially, what did he know that made someone decide to terminally muscle the muscle?

    Regular price: $20.28

    • Dynasty 4: The Oak Apple

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    1630: after long years of peace the reign of Charles I brings brutal civil war to England. The clash between King and Parliament is echoed at Morland Place when Richard brings home a Puritan bride while his brother, Kit, joins Prince Rupert and the Royalist cavalry, leaving their father Edmund desperately trying to steer a middle course between the fighting factions. As the war grinds on, bitterness and disillusion replace the early fervour, and the schisms between husband and wife, father and son, grow deeper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History Made Clear For Me

    • By N. Rogers on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Keep the Home Fires Burning

    • War at Home, 1915
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Annie Aldington
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The year is 1915, and the war is raging on.... The war was not 'over by Christmas' after all, and as 1915 begins, the Hunters begin to settle into wartime life. Diana, the eldest Hunter daughter, sees her fiance off to the front but doesn't expect such coldness from her future mother-in-law. David's battalion is almost ready to be sent to the front, but how will Beattie's fragile peace of mind endure?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By John on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Dynasty 12: The Victory

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    1803: Napoleon is poised to invade England, with only Nelson's weather-beaten ships in his way, but the French fleet are not the only threat to the fortunes of the Morland family. In the North of England, Mary Ann's relationship with the missionary, Father Rathbone, introduces her to the stark realities of life in plague-torn Manchester. In the South, Lucy's lover, Weston, is assigned to the blockade of Brest, while her neglected husband, Chetwyn, finally finds love in an affair which threatens him with disgrace and ruin.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • The Maiden

    • The Morland Dynasty, Book 8
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The rebellion of '45 and the bloody massacre at Culloden thrust Jemima into the spotlight as the savior of the Morland family. Independent, single-minded, and a rare beauty, Jemima is a capable caretaker of the Morland heritage. Although Morland Place and its lands suffer from the excesses of her dissolute husband, Jemima's quiet courage earns her an abiding love and loyalty.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Dynasty 6: The Long Shadow

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    1670: King Charles II's reign has brought peace and prosperity to the Morland family, but James II's ascent to the throne will shatter their restored fortunes. In Yorkshire, Morland Place has flourished during the Restoration, and in London the beautiful and sprited Annunciata, is now Countess of Chelmsford, a wealthy and well-connected woman, intimate with the Royal Family. But storm clouds gather over them all when the reign of James II brings rebellion and discord.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Dynasty 3: The Princeling

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Proud
    • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    It is 1558: Elizabeth I is on the throne, though still challenged by Mary, and her Protestant faith threatens the Catholic Morland family.The reign of Elizabeth I means that the Morlands must seek new spheres of influence to restore their fortunes. John, heir to Morland Place, rides north to wed the daughter of Black Will Percy, the Borders cattle lord, and learns that the way to win her heart is through blood and battle.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Dynasty 18: The Abyss

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    It is 1833. The industrial age is sweeping through England, and the Stephensons are planning the greatest engineering scheme ever undertaken: a railway line from Liverpool to London. At Morland Place, Nicholas had hoped that his brother, Benedict, had been banished forever, but railway fever has brought Benedict back to Yorkshire as an engineer on the Leeds & Selby line. It is a lonely life and he fears he will never be wealthy enough to marry his new love, Miss Fleetham.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series

    • By Hollace on 09-06-12

    Regular price: $17.55

    • The Flood-Tide

    • Morland Dynasty, Book 9
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    1772: Although George III reigns over a peaceful England, his colonies in the Americas are claiming independence and a tide of revolutionary fervor is gripping France. Allen Morland and his beloved wife, Jemima, work unstintingly to bring Morland Place back to its former glory. Their seven children often bring them heartache, but they are sustained by their love of each other.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • The Land of My Dreams

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In 1916, the people are settling down to the business of war. As conscription reaches into every household, Britain turns out men and shells in industrial numbers from army camps and munitions factories up and down the land. Bobby Hunter gains his wings and joins his brother in France. Ethel, the under housemaid, embarks on a quest, and Laura sets out on her biggest adventure yet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful series

    • By silence dogood on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Dynasty 2: The Dark Rose

    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Nigel Graham
    • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    1501: the turbulence of Henry VIII's reign brings passion and pain to the Morlands as they achieve ever greater wealth and prestige.Paul, great-grandson of Elanor Morland, has inherited the Morland estates, and his own Amyas is set to be his heir. But Paul fathers a beloved illegitimate son, and bitter jealousy causes a destructive rift between the two half-brothers which will lead to death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable!

    • By N. Rogers on 07-03-14

    Regular price: $17.55

    • The Long, Long Trail

    • War at Home, 1917
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    The fourth book in the War at Home series by the author of The Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the evocative backdrop of World War I, this is an epic family drama featuring the Hunters and their servants.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Goodbye Piccadilly

    • War at Home, 2014
    • By: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
    • Narrated by: Penelope Freeman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Prissy and Slow In One Grand Sweeping Motion

    • By Sara on 01-11-15

    Regular price: $20.24

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