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    • The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    In New York Magazine, Rhoda Koenig calls The Life and Loves of a She-Devil, "...a novel of blazingly hot revenge, one that amply illustrates the saying about heaven having no rage like love turned to hate, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loves this narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-13-13

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Death of a She Devil

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Jane Slavin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In Fay Weldon's 1983 classic, The Life and Loves of a She Devil, women fought men for power and won. In 2017 men take the ultimate step to get their power back. Ruth Patchett, the original 'She Devil,' is now 84 and keen to retire. But who can take up her mantle? Enter Ruth's grandson Tyler, a confident 20-something: beautiful, resentful and unemployed. Tyler won't be satisfied until he can transition into the ultimate symbol of power and status. A woman.

    Regular price: $19.41

    • Long Live the King

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    As 1901 comes to an end, there is much to be grateful for: The Dilberne fortune has been restored, and the grand Dilberne Court, with its 100 rooms, has been saved. Lord Robert's son, Arthur, is happily married to Chicago heiress, Minnie, who is pregnant and trying to come to terms with her new role as lady of the manor, and her charming but controlling mother-in-law, Lady Isobel. As Lord Robert and Lady Isobel get caught up in the preparations for the coronation of Edward VII, they debate the future of their recently orphaned niece, Adela.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Breaks the "second in a series" curse

    • By Kafwood on 09-09-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Letters to Alice

    • On First Reading Jane Austen
    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Inspired by a series of instructive letters written by Austen to a novel-writing niece, Letters to Alice is an epistolary novel in which an important modern writer responds to her niece's complaint that Jane Austen is boring and irrelevant. By turns passionate and ironic, "Aunt Fay" makes Alice think - not only about books and literature, but also life and culture.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Habits of the House

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 255

    As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the world is poised on the brink of profound, irrevocable change. The Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effects spread to everyone in the household: Lord Robert, who has gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet; his unmarried children, Arthur, who keeps a courtesan, and Rosina, who keeps a parrot in her bedroom; Lord Robert’s wife, Isobel, who orders the affairs of the household in Belgrave Square; and Grace, the lady’s maid who orders the life of her mistress.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Downtonlike story read by my favorite narrator?

    • By Cindy on 04-08-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Before the War

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Julian Clary
    • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Consider Vivien in November 1922: she is 24 and a spinster. She wears fashionable clothes, but she is plain and - almost worse in those times - intelligent. At nearly six feet tall, she is known unkindly by her family as 'the giantess'. Fortunately Vivien is rich, so she can travel to London and bribe a charismatic gentleman publisher to marry her. What he does not know is that Vivien is pregnant with another man's child and will die in childbirth in just a few months....

    Regular price: $19.41

    • The New Countess

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    England, 1903. Lord Robert and Lady Isobel Dilberne and the entire grand estate, with its hundred rooms, is busy planning for a visit from Edward VII and Queen Alexandra just a few months a way. Preparations are elaborate and exhaustive: the menus and fashions must be just so, and so must James, the new heir and son of Arthur Dilberne and Chicago heiress, Minnie O'Brien. But there are problems. Little James is being reared to Lady Isobel's tastes, not Minnie's. And Mrs. O'Brien is visiting from America and causing trouble.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The last installment of a delicious story line

    • By T. Schram on 08-08-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Fat Woman's Joke

    • A Novel
    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Gemma Dawson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Esther Wells goes on a diet and the scales fall from her eyes. Depriving themselves of fatty foods, both husband and wife have new perspectives on each other, and the process is one of slow destruction of their marriage. Esther tells in flashback, from the depths of her basement apartment in Earls Court, the history of her marital disaster - in between her consumption of chocolate cake, tinned fruit, sweet sherry and a host of other high-calorie goodies.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Life and Loves of a She-Devil

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    When Ruth Pratchett discovers her husband is having a passionate affair with the lovely romantic novelist Mary Fisher, she is so seized by envy she becomes truly diabolic, embarking on a course of destruction which brings those around her their just deserts and herself an amazing reward. This is the fantasy of the wronged woman made real: wild, funny, true.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ali's Opinion

    • By Alison on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Hearts and Lives of Men

    • A Novel
    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Michelle Ford
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The witty, mischievous and supremely artful Fay Weldon announces on the first page of The Hearts and Lives of Men that she has written a love story and give away its ending - happy. It is a love story, though, with all the obstacles, both devilish and divine - a tale of innocence corrupted and selfishness reformed. Helen Lally is 22, the stunning daughter of an impoverished artist whose fame and fortune will soon be made. Woe to her for catching the eye of Clifford Wexford, a 35-year-old art dealer, rapaciously ambitious, eminently eligible and careless of all lives but his town.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Cloning of Joanna May

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A novel about split personality, about the components of the self and genetic engineering. It tells the fate of Joanna May, who at the age of 60 discovers that she has been cloned and there are in fact four other versions of herself in existence.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Words of Advice

    • A Novel
    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Nineteen-year-old Elsa is poor in material goods, but rich in looks. Her employer and lover, forty-four-year-old Victor, used to be a tax accountant. Now he’s an antique dealer who gave up his family for Elsa, and together they live in a room behind his shop. For her birthday, Victor is treating Elsa to a weekend in the country, courtesy of his rich friends, Hamish and his wheelchair-bound wife, Gemma, who mistakes Elsa for Victor’s daughter. Not the most propitious way to start the weekend.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Cloning of Joanna May

    • A Novel
    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Joanna May is the beautiful, passive, perfect wife of nuclear entrepreneur extraordinaire, Carl May - until he discovers her with her Egyptologist lover. The lover is murdered, Joanna disgraced, the marriage dissolved. But something of their union, "a ritual performed in the presence of my beauty, his power," will not die. Piqued by a clue Carl cannot contain, the sixty-year old Joanna discovers the demonic experiment he and her gynecologist carried out thirty years ago.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The American Journey of Barack Obama

    • By: Edward M. Kennedy (foreword), Gay Talese, Charles Johnson, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Allen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    For decades Americans have turned to LIFE magazine to see, understand, and remember the most important events and people of our time. The magazine now focuses its lens on Barack Obama. This book includes a Foreword by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and original essays by some of our finest writers, including Gay Talese, Charles Johnson, Melissa Fay Greene, Andrei Codrescu, Fay Weldon, Richard Norton Smith, Bob Greene, and several others.

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Chalcot Crescent

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Carole Boyd
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    It’s 2013, and 80-year-old Frances (has-been writer) is sitting on the stairs of No.3 Chalcot Crescent, Primrose Hill, listening to the debt collectors pounding on her front door. From this house she’s witnessed five decades of world history. While she waits for the bailiffs to give up and leave, Frances writes. She writes about the boyfriends she borrowed and the husband she stole from Fay, about her daughters and their children. The problem is that fact and fiction are blurring in Frances’s mind.

    Regular price: $22.96

    • Growing Rich

    • A Novel
    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Bernard Bellamy has done a deal. He has sold out to the devil, in all of its forms. In return, he is promised that all his wishes will be granted, all his desires fulfilled. One of them, young Carmen Wedmore, is proving to be quite a challenge.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Puffball

    • A Novel
    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Liisa Ivary
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Liffey and Richard move from their chic London apartment to a quaint, rose-covered cottage because Liffey insists. Their neighbors, Mabs and Tucker, are delighted when Richard petulantly abandons Liffey to pursue his career in London and they set out with energetic spite to teach their city friend a lesson. Whether Liffey becomes pregnant from that lesson or by Richard remains to be seen, but Mabs believes that the baby in Liffey should rightfully be in her.

    Regular price: $18.89

    • The Hole in the Top of the World

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bain, Zeljko Ivanek, Valerie Landsburg, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Walter Matthau stars in the story of a climate scientist trying to balance romance and research. The piece is both serious and surreal as Matthau removes the “fourth wall” while addressing the show’s recording engineer. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Barbara Bain, Zeljko Ivanek and Valerie Landsburg. Directed by Shaun McLoughlin. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, California, in June 1992.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Introduction to the Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Fay Weldon, Richard Holloway
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Fay Weldon reads from her introduction to Corinthians. A figurehead of the early Christian church, Paul sets out some of his thoughts on strife and division, spirituality, the bond of marriage and hopes for his own immortality in this book. Her introduction is preceded by a reading from the book by Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh.

    Regular price: $1.32

    • The Heart of the Country

    • A Novel
    • By: Fay Weldon
    • Narrated by: Kelly Birch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Men have deserted women often, and perhaps Natalie Harris, whose husband ran off with the local carnival queen, should not have been surprised. But there she was - charming, well-meaning, and well-dressed - suddenly without gas to drive her children to school or money to pay their tuition. True. Natalie had had a lover for a number of years, but they saw each other only on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Still, she felt wronged and helpless when her husband left her; she was the kind of woman other men, attached to other women, liked to help - on their own terms, of course.

    Regular price: $18.89

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