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    • Marking Time

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    At Home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce as a new generation of Cazalets takes up the story. Louise dreams of being a great actress, Clary is an aspiring writer, while Polly, is burdened with knowledge and the need to share it. This is the sequel to "The Light Years".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gentle, but Compelling

    • By Sarah A. Peyronnin on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Light Years

    • Cazalet Chronicle, Volume 1
    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    The tangled lives of three generations evoke a vanished world in this, the first volume of the Cazalet Chronicle. Home Place, Sussex, 1937. The English family at home.... For two unforgettable summers they gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of war. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Age of Innocence

    • By Ilana on 01-25-14

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Confusion

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    This, the third volume of the best-selling The Cazalet Chronicles, takes up the story of the Cazalet family in the spring of 1942 and follows them through the war to VE Day. Polly and Clary have left Home Place for London where Archie Lestrange keeps a close eye on them; Louise, surprisingly, has married; Polly makes a painful discovery; Zoe, despairing of Rupert's return, stumbles on solace; and Edward's duplicity demands a reckoning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just so very good

    • By Jane on 06-10-16

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Casting Off

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Jill Balcon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    This is the final volume of The Cazalet Chronicle, the quartet of novels chronicling the lives of a British family before, during, and after the Second World War. VE Day has been celebrated, but the war with Japan goes on. Polly, Clary, and Louise are grown up, discovering loneliness, loss, and passion. Rupert, missing in France for so long, returns to find Zoe curiously withdrawn; Edward will be forced to choose between wife and mistress; Hugh must finally accept Sybil's death.

    Regular price: $22.38

    • All Change

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Penelope Wilton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    The final book in the landmark Cazalet Chronicles, recently broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It is the 1950s and as the Cazalets' beloved matriarch, the Duchy, passes away, she takes with her the last remnants of a world - of great houses and servants, of class and tradition - in which the Cazalets have thrived. Louise, now divorced, becomes entangled in a painful affair; while Polly and Clary must balance marriage and motherhood with their own ideas and ambitions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Howard finished strong

    • By Peter White on 04-24-17

    Regular price: $25.81

    • The Beautiful Visit

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    On the eve of an unusual voyage, a young woman reviews her life. Her story begins with a 'beautiful visit' to friends in the country which serves as an awakening experience. What follows is an account of her struggle to retain the mood of her visit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Profound

    • By Jane on 08-15-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Long View

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Mary Wimbush
    • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The Long View is a portrait of a contemporary marriage which gives a real view of the shifting relationship between two people. The author's other novels include Cazalet Chronicle, The Light Years and The Sea Of Change.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Cazalets

    • The Epic Full-Cast BBC Radio Dramatisation
    • By: Elizabeth Howard, Sarah Daniels, Lin Coghlan
    • Narrated by: Penelope Wilton, Full Cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Penelope Wilton narrates BBC Radio 4’s epic dramatisation of the treasured family saga Elizabeth Jane Howard’s five book chronicle of the upper-middle class. Cazalet family begins in 1938, as siblings Hugh, Edward, Rupert and Rachel join together for another family holiday at Home Place, their house in the Sussex countryside. During the course of The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change, the progress of their lives, and those of their children, will be charted.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Return to Home Place

    • By Zaubermond on 10-31-14

    Regular price: $24.79

    • Marking Time

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    The sunlit days of the childish games and family meals are over, as shadows of war roll in to cloud the lives of one English family. At home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce.

    Regular price: $15.88

    • Something in Disguise

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    May's second marriage to Colonel Herbert Brown-Lacey is turning out to be a terrible mistake. Her children find the Colonel's presence oppressive.

    Regular price: $19.10

    • Il tempo dell'attesa (La saga dei Cazalet 2)

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Valentina Carnelutti
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    I giorni della spensieratezza e dei giochi sono ormai passati. È il settembre del 1939 e l'ombra della guerra si allunga cupa sulla vita dei Cazalet. In questo clima di sospensione, tra tradimenti, segreti e nascite inaspettate, mentre la famiglia attende che tutto torni come un tempo, le tre ragazze fremono d'impazienza e di desideri. Louise sogna di diventare una grande attrice, Clary fa i suoi primi tentativi di scrittura, mentre la sensibile Polly è alle prese con le insicurezze e le domande dell'adolescenza.

    Regular price: $13.70

    • Love All

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Joanna Lumley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    A beautiful, very moving, melancholic and elegiac novel set in the late 1960s in Melton, a small town in the West Country. The story revolves around a disparate group of people who come together there to establish an arts festival...This is the story of their intertwining relationships and how they come to love, and not to love each other in different ways and why - a perfect book to curl up and read by the fireside on an autumn afternoon and as satisfying a read as Brief Encounter is a film.

    Regular price: $16.81

    • Odd Girl Out

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Anne and Edmund Cornhill have a happy marriage and a charming house. They are content, complete, absorbed in their private idyll. Arabella, who comes to stay one lazy summer, is rich, rootless and amoral - and, as they find out, beautiful and loving.With her elegant prose the author traces the web of love and desire that entangles these three; but it is Arabella who finally loses out.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious story, but worth it to hear Eleanor Bron .

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-05-16

    Regular price: $19.71

    • The Cazalets: The Light Years (Dramatized)

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Penelope Wilton, Georgia Groome, Raymond Coulthard, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    As the Cazalet family gathers for their annual summer holiday, the onset of war is about to change everything. In the hot summer of 1938, siblings Hugh, Edward, Rupert and Rachel - and their respective families - are reunited at Home Place, in the beautiful Sussex countryside.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Cazalets: Marking Time (Dramatized)

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Penelope Wilton, Alix Wilton Regan, Harry Hadden-Paton, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Marking Time is the second of four compelling Cazalet novels by Elizabeth Jane Howard, which together give a vivid insight into the lives, hopes and loves of three generations. In the second series, the families' worst fears are realised as war breaks out. Rupert decides he must join up, Edward will see what military work he can get, whilst Hugh - still suffering from injuries from the first war - has to settle with running the family firm.

    Regular price: $18.07

    • Gli anni della leggerezza (La saga dei Cazalet 1)

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Valentina Carnelutti
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    È l'estate del 1937 e la famiglia Cazalet si appresta a riunirsi nella dimora di campagna. Ad attenderli, uno stuolo di cameriere e domestici, lunghe passeggiate, il tè a letto la mattina, segreti e bugie. I due capostipiti, affettuosamente soprannominati il Generale e la Duchessa, vigilano su atmosfere d’altri tempi. Ma sotto la rassicurante e rigida morale vittoriana qualcosa sta cominciando a cambiare. Un romanzo "che mette voglia di divorare al più presto anche gli altri quattro capitoli della saga dei Cazalet." (Mario Fortunato, L'Espresso)

    Regular price: $12.64

    • The Cazalets: Casting Off

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Penelope Wilton, Pip Torrens, Lisa Dillon, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Casting Off is adapted from the final book in the Cazalet novels, which together give a vivid insight into the lives, hopes, and loves of three generations during the Second World War and beyond. Elizabeth Jane Howard's quartet of books - The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, and Casting Off - charting the family's fortunes between 1937 and 1947, have sold over a million copies. This fourth series of her family saga is set between the summer of 1945 and 1947. The war has ended, but much else has changed for the Cazalets....

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Cazalets: Confusion (Dramatised)

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    For the Cazalet family the war has brought tragedy. Rupert has been missing since Dunkirk and only his daughter Clary refuses to believe he is dead, whilst her stepmother, Zoe, devotes her energy to bringing up their daughter Juliet. Sybil has lost her battle with cancer leaving Polly bereft and trying to comfort her father, Hugh. Even Edward seems wracked with doubt over whether he should give up his mistress, Diana, who is carrying his child, and try and make a go of things with Villy.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Confusion

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The long, dark days of struggle provide the poignant background to the third book of the Cazalet Chronicle. As the war enters its fourth year, chaos has become a way of life. Both in the still peaceful Sussex countryside, and in air-raid-threatened London, the divided Cazalets begin to find the battle for survival echoing the confusion in their own lives.

    Regular price: $15.88

    • The Light Years

    • By: Elizabeth Jane Howard
    • Narrated by: Eleanor Bron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Three generations of Cazalets spend each summer in their family house: Home Place, Sussex. For two unforgettable summers they are safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War. These are sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach. Elizabeth Jane Howard has produced a gripping chronicle of an English family and the fascinating tangle of their affairs.

    Regular price: $12.28