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    • Waterland

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    This brilliant and compelling novel is at once a lyrical description of the Fens, a fictional autobiography, and an impassioned defence of history. The narrator, an English schoolteacher, and his interior world of memories combine with the exterior world of the bleak Fenland landscape to produce a multiplicity of stories. Swift weaves together tales of empire building, land reclamation, brewers and lock-keepers to construct a chronicle that spans three centuries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It takes 2 reads, but the layers seem endless

    • By Lauren on 07-28-17

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Mothering Sunday

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Eve Webster
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Award-winning writer Graham Swift returns with his profoundly moving new novel, Mothering Sunday. It is March 30th 1924. It is Mothering Sunday. How will Jane Fairchild, orphan and housemaid, occupy her time when she has no mother to visit? How, shaped by the events of this never to be forgotten day, will her future unfold?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing Story well told.

    • By susan on 11-11-16

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Shuttlecock

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Prentis, senior clerk in the 'dead crimes' department of police archives, is becoming more and more confused. Alienated from his wife and children, and obsessed by his father, a wartime hero now the mute inmate of a mental hospital, Prentis feels increasingly unsettled as his enigmatic boss, Mr Quinn, turns his investigation towards him and his father.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The tracks left in us the lives of others

    • By Mariuca on 09-19-12

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Tomorrow

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 8

    One o'clock A.M. Paula Hook lies awake next to her husband, Mike; her 16-year-old twins, Kate and Nick, are asleep down the hall. When the day begins, she and Mike will share a secret with their children that may change all their lives forever.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not what I expected

    • By Michelle on 02-19-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Last Orders

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Gigi Marceau Clarke, Jenny Sterlin, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 77

    In a London Pub called The Coach and Horses, four men gather. Three of them have been friends for half a lifetime, having fought in the same war, drunk in the same pubs, and bet on the same horses. Now they have come together to deliver the ashes of a fifth man, Jack Dodds, to the sea. Their journey, which will take them deep into their collective and individual pasts, lies at the center of an astonishingly moving novel of friendship, memory, and fate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't hesitate

    • By Robert on 03-23-06

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Light of Day

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 21

    The author takes us inside George Webb's -a divorced ex-policeman turned private investigator- mind. For one day, we see what Webb sees and know only what his thoughts reveals. We learn about his childhood and the secret it forced him to carry; the last moments with his ex-wife; his fall as a cop; the ease with which he has turned his police skills to the demands of his new profession. And we learn how those demands have put him in a league with a client, a woman he has come to love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wordsmith no doubt.

    • By Mike on 09-29-03

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Ever After

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Bill Unwin, in his 50s, looks back over his life and past. From his university rooms, he studies old family diaries from the mid-Victorian era. Excerpts from the diaries throw light on his own life - his feelings of hurt, revenge, and family betrayal.

    Regular price: $17.76

    • Wish You Were Here

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother, Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife, Ellie, this will have a potentially catastrophic impact. For Jack in particular it means a crucial journey - to receive his brother’s remains, but it is also a journey into his own most secret, troubling memories and into the land of his and Ellie’s past.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Sweet-Shop Owner

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: James Wilby
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The Sweet-Shop Owner is set during a single June day in the life of an outwardly unremarkable man whose inner world proves to be exceptionally resonant. As he tends to his customers, Willy Chapman, the sweet-shop owner, confronts the spectre’s of his beautiful and distant wife and his clever, angry daughter; the history through which he has passed; and the great, unrequited passion that has tormented him for 40 years.

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Out of this World

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: AudioGO
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A moving exploration of conflict, loss and love from award-winning author Graham Swift. In 1972, Robert Beech, First World War survivor and present-day armaments maker, is killed by a car bomb. The event breaks the career of his son Harry, a news photographer, and comes close to destroying his granddaughter Sophie.

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Wish You Were Here

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother Tom, not seen for years, has been killed in Iraq. For Jack and his wife Ellie this will have a potentially catastrophic impact. For Jack in particular it means a crucial journey - to receive his brother’s remains, but also into his own most secret, troubling memories and into the land of his and Ellie’s past.

    Regular price: $19.10

    • England and Other Stories

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Jilly Bond, Philip Frank, Ric Jerrom, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    These 25 new stories mark Graham Swift's return to the short form after seven acclaimed novels and confirm him as a master storyteller. They unite into a richly peopled vision of a country that is both a crucible of history and a maze of contemporary confusions.

    Regular price: $20.85

    • Helligdag: En romance

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Janek Lesniak
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Det er 30. marts 1924 i det engelske grevskab Berkshire vest for London. Mors Dag. Hvad skal stuepigen Jane Fairchild få fridagen til at gå med, når hun ikke har nogen mor at besøge? Den overraskende, bevægende og sanselige roman "Helligdag" begynder med et stævnemøde, men udvider sig og rummer flere årtier. For da dagen er gået, er der sket skelsættende begivenheder, der kommer til at præge Janes fremtid.

    Regular price: $12.90

    • Ein Festtag

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Iris Berben
    • Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    England, 1924: Jane und Paul sind seit Jahren ein Liebespaar, aber im Verborgenen. Denn Paul kommt aus gutem Hause und Jane ist das Dienstmädchen vom Nachbaranwesen. An einem sonnigen Märzsonntag kommt es zu einem letzten Rendezvous. Schon bald wird Paul eine andere heiraten. Es ist Muttertag, Familie und Dienerschaft sind ausgeflogen und sie sind allein. Erstmals darf Jane das Gebäude durch das Hauptportal betreten, darf ihr Fahrrad einfach an die Hausmauer lehnen.

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Tomorrow

    • By: Graham Swift
    • Narrated by: Lindsay Duncan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 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

    Distilling half a century into one suspenseful night, as tender in its tone as it is deep in its soundings, Tomorrow is a magical exploration of coupledom, parenthood, and selfhood, as well as a meditation on the mystery of happiness.

    Regular price: $17.05