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    • Room

    • A Novel
    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,426

    To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it's where he lives with his Ma. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years. Through determination, ingenuity, and fierce motherly love, Ma has created a life for Jack. But she knows it's not enough...not for her or for him. She devises a bold escape plan, but what she does not realize is just how unprepared she is for the plan to actually work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A truly memorable read

    • By Kathleen on 09-16-10

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Wonder

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,134
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,046
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,050

    In Emma Donoghue's latest masterpiece, an English nurse brought to a small Irish village to observe what appears to be a miracle - a girl said to have survived without food for months - soon finds herself fighting to save the child's life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Could not get past the narration

    • By Annie M. on 10-19-16

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Kissing the Witch

    • Old Tales in New Skins
    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Thirteen tales are unspun from the deeply familiar and woven anew into a collection of fairy tales that wind back through time. Emma Donoghue reveals heroines young and old in unexpected alliances--sometimes treacherous, sometimes erotic, but always courageous. Told with luminous voices that shimmer with sensuality and truth, these age-old characters shed their antiquated cloaks to travel a seductive new landscape, radiantly transformed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal story

    • By Chris on 08-06-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Room

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Suzanne Toren, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    The story of a mother, her son, a locked room, and the outside world. It’s Jack’s birthday, and he’s excited about turning five. Jack lives with his Ma in Room, which has a locked door and a skylight, and measures 11 feet by 11 feet. He loves watching TV, and the cartoon characters he calls friends, but he knows that nothing he sees on screen is truly real – only him, Ma and the things in Room. Until the day Ma admits that there's a world outside....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like a car crash you cannot look away from

    • By Marcie on 03-05-11

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Frog Music

    • A Novel
    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 276

    Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman named Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice - if he doesn't track her down first.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just a struggle

    • By SydSavvy on 07-23-14

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Thalia Book Club: Emma Donoghue's 'Room'

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Michael Cunningham
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 38

    Emma Donoghue discusses her extraordinary new novel with author Michael Cunningham ( The Hours and By Nightfall). This wondrous book is told from the point of view of a five-year-old boy who lives with his mother in an 11-by-11 foot room.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • BE CAREFUL

    • By stephanie on 09-27-11

    Regular price: $4.87

    • The Lotterys Plus One

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Thérèse Plummer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed "good girl" of her (VERY) large, (EXTREMELY) unruly family. And what a family the Lotterys are: four parents, children both adopted and biological, and a menagerie of pets, all living and learning together in a sprawling house called Camelottery. Then one day, the news breaks that one of their grandfathers is suffering from dementia and will be coming to live with them. And not just any grandfather; the long dormant "Grumps", who fell out with his son and hasn't been part of any of their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and insightful story

    • By Deborah Marsden on 12-13-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Landing

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Laura Hicks
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 116

    Sile is a stylish citizen of the new Dublin, a veteran flight attendant who's traveled the world. Jude is a 25-year-old archivist, stubbornly attached to the tiny town of Ireland, Ontario, in which she was born and raised. On her first plane trip, Jude's and Sile's worlds touch and snag at Heathrow Airport. In the course of the next year, their lives, and those of their friends and families, will be drawn into a new, shaky orbit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely

    • By 'Nathan on 03-03-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Astray

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 75

    The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great use of historical fiction

    • By Doug on 12-10-12

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Wonder

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Kate Lock
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    An 11-year-old girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse sent to investigate whether she is a fraud meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the 16th century and the 20th - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Room

    • By Robin on 01-06-18

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Astray

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: James Langton, Khristine Hvam, Robert Petkoff, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's latest fact-inspired fictions have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters. They cross other borders, too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress. Donoghue describes the brutal plot hatched by a slave in conjunction with his master's wife to set them both free.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding and riveting

    • By Jessica Cowan on 08-31-16

    Regular price: $22.41

    • Frog Music

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    San Francisco, 1876: A stifling heat wave and smallpox epidemic have engulfed the City. Deep in the streets of Chinatown live three former stars of the Parisian circus: Blanche, now an exotic dancer at the House of Mirrors, her lover Arthur and his companion Ernest. When an eccentric outsider joins their little circle, secrets unravel, changing everything - and leaving one of them dead. Frog Music, inspired by true events, is an evocative novel of intrigue and murder: Elegant, erotic and witty.

    Regular price: $29.68

    • Life Mask

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 23 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Lord Derby - unhappily married and the richest as well as the ugliest man in the House of Lords - is the relentless suitor of England's reigning queen of comedy, Eliza Farren. His chief rival is the aristocratic widow Anne Damer, a sculptor who, as the rumor has it, loves women. Set in parliament, on stage, the racetrack as well as the intimate salons of the Beau Monde, the bestselling author of Slammerkin evocatively brings to life a world where everyone wears a mask.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • so disappointed

    • By AZ walker on 09-21-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Emma Donoghue vividly brings to life stories inspired by her discoveries of fascinating, hidden scraps of the past. Here, an engraving of a woman giving birth to rabbits, a plague ballad, surgical case notes, theological pamphlets, and an articulated skeleton are ingeniously fleshed out into rollicking, full-bodied fictions.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Life Mask

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Donada Peters
    • Length: 23 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In a time of approaching war and terrorism, spectacular wealth and financial disasters, the private world of three famous Londoners becomes a public scandal. Lord Derby - unhappily married and the richest, as well as the ugliest, man in the House of Lords - is the relentless suitor of England's reigning queen of comedy, Eliza Farren. His chief rival is the aristocratic widow Anne Damer, a sculptor who, as the rumor has it, loves women.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful.

    • By Ginger 3701 on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $45.50

    • Hood

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    For 13 years Pen and Cara have had a tumultuous relationship crammed with bickering and intimacy, recrimination and desire. When Cara dies in a car crash, Pen is left to cope with a secret widowhood. Along with that burden comes a hidden story of painful and pleasurable memories. With humour and poignancy, Hood follows Pen through the week of Cara’s death; through the paralysis of grief and the ecstasy of nostalgia to a point where mourning and making a new life melt into one.

    Regular price: $16.47

    • Touchy Subjects

    • Stories
    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: John Cormack, Daniel Coonan, Caroline Lennon, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    In this sparkling collection of 19 stories, the best-selling author of Slammerkin returns to contemporary affairs, exposing the private dilemmas that result from some of our most public controversies. A man finds God and finally wants to father a child - only his wife is now 42 years old. A coach's son discovers his sexuality on the football field. A roommate's bizarre secret liberates a repressed young woman.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Life Mask

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 25 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    In a time of looming war, glittering spectacle and financial disasters, the wealthy liberals of the Whig Party work to topple a tyrannical prime minister and a lunatic king. Marriages and friendships stretch or break; political liaisons prove as dangerous as erotic ones; and everyone wears a mask. Will Eliza Farren, England's leading comedic actress, gain entry to that elite circle that calls itself the World?

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Sealed Letter

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    From the bestselling author of Room comes a delicious tale of secrets, betrayal and forbidden love The Sealed Letter is a page-turner with a jaw-dropping ending’ Stylist. Helen Codrington is unhappily married. Emily ‘Fido’ Faithfull hasn’t seen her once-dear friend for years. Suddenly, after bumping into Helen on the streets of Victorian London, Fido finds herself reluctantly helping Helen to have an affair with a young army officer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit annoying

    • By Fiona Thurn on 01-10-15

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Landing

    • By: Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Cannon
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Síle is a stylish citizen of the new Dublin, a veteran flight attendant who's travelled the world. Jude is a 25-year-old archivist, stubbornly attached to the tiny town of Ireland, Ontario, in which she was born and raised. On her first plane trip, Jude's and Síle's worlds touch and snag at Heathrow Airport. In the course of the next year, their lives, and those of their friends and families, will be drawn into a new, shaky orbit. This sparkling, lively story explores age-old questions: Does where you live matter more than who you live with?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fairly mundane love story with good characters

    • By Sharon on 06-18-14

    Regular price: $16.09

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