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    • Reservoir 13

    • By: Jon McGregor
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 35

    In midwinter in an English village, a teenage girl has gone missing and everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks, and a crowd of news reporters descends on what is usually a place of peace. As the seasons unfold and the search for the missing girl goes on, there are births and deaths, secrets kept and exposed, livelihoods made and lost, small kindnesses, and unanticipated betrayals. Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is not a mystery!

    • By Sweetgran on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Reservoir 13

    • By: Jon McGregor
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Well executed but oh so boring!

    • By Cliente Amazon on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $13.42

    • If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

    • By: Jon McGregor
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates, Melody Grove
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 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

    On a street in a town in the North of England, ordinary people are going through the motions of their everyday existence - street cricket, barbecues, painting windows.... A young man is in love with a neighbour who does not even know his name. An old couple make their way up to the nearby bus stop. But then a terrible event shatters the quiet of the early summer evening. That this remarkable and horrific event is only poignant to those who saw it means that those who witness it will be altered forever.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You

    • By: Jon McGregor
    • Narrated by: Piers Gibbon
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    From the publication of his first Booker-nominated novel, at the age of 26, Jon McGregor's fiction has consistently been defined by lean poetic language, a keen sense of detail, and insightful characterization. Now, after publishing three novels, he's turning his considerable talent toward short fiction. The stories in this beautifully wrought collection explore a specific physical world and the people who inhabit it.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • So Many Ways to Begin

    • By: Jon McGregor
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. David Carter cannot help but wish for more: that his wife, Eleanor, would be the sparkling girl he once found so irresistible; that his job as a museum curator could live up to the promise it once held; that his daughter's arrival could have brought him closer to Eleanor. But a few careless words spoken by his mother's friend have left David restless with the knowledge that his whole life has been constructed around a lie.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Long and tedious

    • By Dr on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $13.42

    • BBC National Short Story Award 2010 (5 Shortlisted Titles)

    • By: David Constantine, Aminatta Forna, Sarah Hall, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Rydal, Ron Cook, Sirine Saba, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The 5 shortlisted titles for the BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust, containing:Tea at the Midland by David ConstantineDavid Constantine 2010 Haywards Heath by Aminatta FornaAminatta Forna 2010Butcher’s Perfume by Sarah HallSarah Hall 2010If It Keeps on Raining by Jon McGregorJon McGregor 2010My Daughter the Racist by Helen OyeyemiHelen Oyeyemi 2010

    Regular price: $10.33

    • If it Keeps on Raining (BBC National Short Story Award 2010)

    • By: Jon McGregor
    • Narrated by: Ron Cook
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Early morning is the time when a man stands in his door way looking out at the river, reflecting on the traumatic experiences of his past and his expectations for the future. The BBC National Short Story Award 2010 administered in partnership with Booktrust.

    Regular price: $7.75

    • BBC National Short Story Award 2011 (5 Shortlisted Titles)

    • By: M. J. Hyland, Alison MacLeod, Jon McGregor, and others
    • Narrated by: Lydia Wilson, Mike Sengelow, Tim Pigott-Smith, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The 5 shortlisted titles for the BBC National Short Story Award 2011 administered in partnership with Booktrust, containing: Rag Love by M. J. Hyland, read by Mike Sengelow; The Heart of Denis Noble by Alison MacLeod, read by Tim Pigott-Smith; Wires by Jon McGregor, read by Lydia Wilson; The Human Circadian Pacemaker by K. J. Orr, read by Indira Varma; The Dead Roads by D. W. Wilson, read by Trevor White.

    Regular price: $15.49