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    • Every Good Girl

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    After 20 years of marriage, Nina had offloaded serial philanderer Joe and was happy enough, thank you, coping alone with their two demanding daughters and her own hectic life. It felt like freedom, not having to wonder constantly where Joe was, who with, and up to what. But into Nina's new, carefree life some disturbing elements began to appear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listen for Fun

    • By richard/sharon on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $20.75

    • Away from It All

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Alice has a scrupulously organised, comfortable life in West London with Noel - her second husband whose main ambition in life is to sharpen his golf handicap in time for retirement. But Alice’s once-famous bohemian mother, Jocelyn, residing in shabby splendour in a crumbling house on a clifftop in Cornwall, becomes ill and Alice, with her daughter and stepson, goes to look after her. What she finds there appals her.

    Regular price: $20.75

    • Just For The Summer

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Every July, the lucky owners of Cornish holiday homes set off for their annual break. Loading their estate cars with dogs, cats, casefuls of wine, difficult adolescents and rebellious toddlers, they close up their desirable semis in smartish London suburbs - having turned off the Aga and turned on the burglar alarm - and look forward to a carefree, restful, somehow more fulfilling summer.Clare is, this year, more than usually ready for her holiday.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Look of Love

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Bella has given up on men. Happily divorced, her latest boyfriend just omitted to tell her about his current wife, so she’s back on her own again. Then her ex-husband turns up, wanting to sell the family home in which she and their two teenage children are well settled. But all their lives are changed when a television company rents the house for a reality TV fashion makeover programme.

    Regular price: $20.75

    • Unchained Melanie

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Liz Holliss
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Melanie finds herself single again after years of being one half of a couple. Her friends predict loneliness, frustration, disaster. Her parents are convinced she’s a failure in life. But Melanie is overwhelmingly excited to be able to do her own thing – she plans a programme of behaving badly, after a lifetime of behaving properly.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enoyable break

    • By richard/sharon on 10-20-11

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Muddy Waters

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gillmore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Stella works as an agony aunt for a teenage magazine. She lives on Pansy Island, a self-consciously arty community on the Thames, where her husband Adrian writes erotic novels in a summerhouse by the river, while her two teenage children prepare themselves for adult life in various ways not necessarily recommended in the pages of their mother's advice columns.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I always enjoy Judy Astley

    • By richard/sharon on 10-23-11

    Regular price: $22.71

    • Excess Baggage

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Laura Bratten
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A Proper Family Holiday was the last thing Lucy was expecting to have. But as a penniless and partnerless house-painter with an expired lease on her flat and a twelve-year-old daughter, she could hardly turn down her parents' offer to take them on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Caribbean.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • American's View

    • By Carla on 03-14-11

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Size Matters

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Trudy Harris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 5

    Jay has always envied her cousin Delphine. While Jay was brought up in a large, noisy and chaotic family, Delphine was indulged, perfectly dressed with a co-ordinated bedroom, an immaculate wardrobe, dancing lessons and monogrammed silver-backed hairbrushes. Now Jay lives happily with her architect husband and their three teenage children, while Delphine has long since disappeared to Australia with her second husband. But Delphine is about to reappear.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • terrible

    • By Suki13 on 11-05-13

    Regular price: $20.75

    • Trau dich unterm Mistelzweig (Schuld war nur der Mistelzweig 2)

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Carolin Sophie Göbel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thea hat an Weihnachten vor einem Jahr in Cornwall den unwiderstehlichen Sean kennengelernt und sich Hals über Kopf in ihn verliebt. Ein Jahr später soll die Hochzeit stattfinden, doch macht die turblente Familie ihr fast einen Strich durch die Rechnung.

    Regular price: $13.82

    • Schuld war nur der Mistelzweig 1

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Carolin Sophie Göbel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Nein, nicht schnulzig, sondern richtig schön romantisch! Schließlich ist bald Weihnachten... Theas Eltern wollen die ganze Familie zu Weihnachten nach Cornwall einladen, in ein großes Haus am Meer, dabei sind sie eigentlich dabei, sich zu trennen. Thea selbst ist gerade Single geworden, denn ihr Exfreund hat sich gegen ein Kind und für die Welpenzucht entschieden - was für ein Kotzbrocken. Während es draußen wie verrückt schneit, wird drinnen heftig Weihnachten gefeiert.

    Regular price: $7.35

    • A Merry Mistletoe Wedding

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is almost a year since Sean and Thea met, and it's been a roller-coaster ride: they're getting married on Christmas Day! Neither Thea nor Sean wants a big fuss - a simple wedding, with Christmas lights and just a few sprigs of mistletoe for decoration is all they need. But before they know it, things begin to get complicated.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • It Must Have Been the Mistletoe

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Thea’s parents decide to host a big family Christmas in a house by the sea… even though they are, in fact, about to split up. Thea herself is newly single - her sister and brother are both settled, with children, homes and a future. But Thea’s boyfriend has ditched her in favour of his pedigree dogs, and Thea can’t decide whether or not she minds. There will be copious food and drink, holly and mistletoe, lots of bracing walks and a wintry barbecue on the beach.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • In the Summertime

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It’s 20 years since Miranda, then 16, holidayed in Cornwall and her life changed forever. Now she’s back again – with her mother Clare and the ashes of her stepfather Jack, whose wish was to be scattered on the sea overlooked by their one-time holiday home. The picturesque cove seems just the same as ever, but the people are different – more smart incomers, fewer locals, more luxury yachts in the harbour.

    Regular price: $20.75

    • I Should be So Lucky

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Viola hasn't had much luck with men. Her first husband, Marco, companion of her youth and father of her only child, left her when he realised he was gay. Her second, Rhys, ended his high-octane, fame-filled life by driving his Porsche into a wall. No wonder her family always believes she needs looking after, and her friends think she really shouldn't be allowed out on her own...Which is why, at the age of thirty-five, she finds herself shamefully back at home, living with Mum.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Warm and fuzzy feeling!

    • By Lorna on 07-25-13

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Laying the Ghost

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Liz Hollis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Have you ever wondered what your ex is up to? When Nell was a student, she and Patrick were a serious item. They were inseparable, and she really thought he was The One. But then Alex came along…the safer, more restful option, and thanks to her over-controlling mother she opted for him instead. Now nothing is going right. Alex has left her to live in New York with a younger, blonder woman.

    Regular price: $21.42

    • No Place for a Man

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Marlene Sidway
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Jess has just waved goodbye to her darling son, off backpacking to Oz. She's left with two teenage daughters and husband Matt - all of whom find themselves regularly featured in her popular and lighthearted newspaper column in which she conveys to her readers an enviably cheery muddle of family life.Things become less rosy when Matt, after twenty years with the same firm, is made redundant. Only Jess sees the potential calamity in this.

    Regular price: $20.75

    • The Right Thing

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Funerals are strange things. Kitty hadn't really wanted to go to this one - a old school friend she hadn't seen for years - and she hadn't bargained for the way it made her think of the past. In particular, it made her think of the baby she had given birth to when she was eighteen, the baby her parents had insisted she give away for adoption. She'd called her Madeleine, and she remembered her every day, what she was like, if she was happy.

    Regular price: $20.75

    • Seven for a Secret

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Patricia Gallimore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    It was Heather's silver wedding anniversary. But this important milestone did not mark her marriage to Tom, her often-absent airline pilot husband and father of their two teenage children. It was for her first marriage - a wildly romantic, secret affair, when she and Iain - 12 years older than her and the heir to a Scottish baronetcy - had eloped immediately after her final school speech day. She was just 16 at the time.

    Regular price: $22.82

    • Blowing It

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Polly March
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Imagine – you’re in your early thirties, settled and sensible, and wanting to move up the property ladder. Your parents – approaching retirement – have an ENORMOUS house which is, let’s be honest, a bit tatty but worth squillions. Only your teenage sister Sorrel lives there now and she’s just about to go off on a gap year. So obviously there’s some money tied up there which your parents must be thinking of off-loading onto their children?Not a bit of it. The parents have every hope that they will grow old disgracefully.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable yarn

    • By Kate on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $21.31

    • All Inclusive

    • By: Judy Astley
    • Narrated by: Jacqueline King
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Do the friendships you make on holiday have anything to do with real life? It might be sensible to hope that they don’t. For the last few years, Beth and Ned have gone to the same Caribbean island to the same luxury spa hotel. There they meet the same crowd, and take up where they left off last time. Real life, home life, family life, are all safely left behind. But not this time.

    Regular price: $26.32

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