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    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 738
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 733

    In 1940, 18-year-old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever. Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very satisfying two days!

    • By Wendy on 09-30-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Life After Life

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,981
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,590
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,599

    On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exhilarating, breathtaking book

    • By Kareol on 08-13-15

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Case Histories

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,041

    Case One: A little girl goes missing in the night. Case Two: A beautiful young office worker falls victim to a maniac's apparently random attack. Case Three: A new mother finds herself trapped in a hell of her own making - with a very needy baby and a very demanding husband - until a fit of rage creates a grisly, bloody escape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • captivating story

    • By tncolmd on 02-01-09

    Regular price: $19.38

    • Behind the Scenes at the Museum

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Pearl Hewitt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the 20th century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Kate Atkinson multi-generational story

    • By April Lindner on 11-08-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Started Early, Took My Dog

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 959
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 675

    Waterhouse leads a quiet, ordered life as a retired police detective - a life that takes a surprising turn when she encounters Kelly Cross, a habitual offender, dragging a young child through town. Both appear miserable and better off without each other-or so decides Tracy, in a snap decision that surprises herself as much as Kelly. Suddenly burdened with a small child, Tracy soon learns her parental inexperience is actually the least of her problems, as much larger ones loom for her and her young charge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVED, LOVED, LOVED IT.

    • By Patricia on 08-28-11

    Regular price: $28.50

    • A God in Ruins

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,781
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,622

    A God in Ruins tells the dramatic story of the 20th century through Ursula's beloved younger brother, Teddy - would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather - as he navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world. After all that Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge is living in a future he never expected to have.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • FRUSTRATING BUT GOOD

    • By Janna Wong Healy on 10-27-15

    Regular price: $29.65

    • When Will There Be Good News?

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 938
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610

    On a hot summer day, Joanna Mason's family slowly wanders home along a country lane. A moment later, Joanna's life is changed forever....On a dark night 30 years later, ex-detective Jackson Brodie finds himself on a train that is both crowded and late. Lost in his thoughts, he suddenly hears a shocking sound.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery Series With Complexity & Depth

    • By Sara on 11-22-15

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Transcription

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    In 1940, 18-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathisers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past for ever. Ten years later, now a producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Understated and excellent.

    • By Lee Ruthenberg on 10-08-18

    Regular price: $24.00

    • One Good Turn

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Robin Atkin Downes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 235

    In the brilliant new literary thriller by the award-winning author of Case Histories, Jackson Brodie, adored single-dad detective, is caught in a web of mystery following a grisly attack in the street. Two years after the events of Case Histories, which left him a retired millionaire with an occasional girlfriend in Julia, a former client, Jackson has followed her to Edinburgh for its famous summer festival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Abriged

    • By Anne-Marie on 05-01-11

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Transcription

    • A Novel
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Juliet Armstrong is a dissatisfied radio producer in a 1950s London that is recovering from the war as much as she is. During World War Two, Juliet was conscripted into service, transcribing conversations between an MI5 agent and a ring of suspected German sympathizers. The seemingly dull work quickly plunged Juliet into a treacherous world of code words and secret meetings where Juliet herself was sent into the field. These moments of intrigue and romance feel like a lifetime ago. But as Juliet and the rest of London find ways to return to normal, her routine is upended by an encounter with a mysterious man from her past life.

    Regular price: $37.80

    • Case Histories

    • Jackson Brodie
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet--"lost" on the left, "found" on the right--and the two never seem to balance. Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge and has a failed marriage to prove it.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Enid Blyton meets Agatha Christie

    • By Shiraz! on 04-26-15

    Regular price: $23.44

    • When Will There Be Good News

    • (Jackson Brodie)
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In rural Devon, six-year-old Joanna Mason witnesses an appalling crime. Thirty years later the man convicted of the crime is released from prison. In Edinburgh, sixteen-year-old Reggie works as a nanny for a G.P. But Dr Hunter has gone missing and Reggie seems to be the only person who is worried. Across town, Detective Chief Inspector Louise Monroe is also looking for a missing person, unaware that hurtling towards her is an old friend, Jackson Brodie, himself on a journey that becomes fatally interrupted.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Human Croquet

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Once it had been the great forest of Lythe--a vast and impenetrable thicket of green. And here, in the beginning, lived the Fairfaxes, grandly, at Fairfax Manor, visited once by the great Gloriana herself. But over the centuries, the forest had been destroyed, replaced by Streets of Trees. The Fairfaxes have dwindled, too; now they live in Arden, at the end of Hawthorne Close, and are hardly a family at all.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Emotionally Weird

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Kara Wilson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    On a peat and heather island off the west coast of Scotland, Effie and her mother Nora take refuge in the large decaying house of their ancestors and tell each other stories. Nora, at first, recounts nothing that Effie really wants to hear, like who her father was - variously Jimmy, Jack, or Ernie.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Life After Life

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Waited for US release for years

    • By Sheila-La on 09-21-18

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Life After Life

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 112

    What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A puzzle - is it worth the effort?

    • By Chrissie on 04-22-13

    Regular price: $25.58

    • A God In Ruins

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Kate Atkinson’s dazzling Life After Life, one of the top-selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula’s beloved younger brother, Teddy – would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father – as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I wasn't expecting that!

    • By Tiffany on 08-30-15

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Big Sky

    • Jackson Brodie, Book 5
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    A brilliant new literary crime novel from number one best seller Kate Atkinson. Jackson Brodie, ex-military police, ex-Cambridge Constabulary, currently working as a private investigator, makes a highly anticipated return, nine years after the last Brodie, Started Early, Took My Dog.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Case Histories

    • Jackson Brodie 1
    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Jason Isaacs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, former police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet – Lost on the left, Found on the right – and the two never seem to balance. Jackson has never felt at home in Cambridge, and has a failed marriage to prove it.

    Regular price: $18.69

    • Behind the Scenes at the Museum

    • By: Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated by: Susan Jameson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Ruby Lennox was conceived grudgingly by Bunty and born while her father, George, was in the Dog and Hare in Doncaster, telling a woman in an emerald dress and a D cup that he wasn't married. Bunty had never wanted to marry George, but there she was, stuck in a flat above the pet shop in an ancient street beneath York Minster, with sensible and sardonic Patrica, aged five; greedy, cross-patch Gillian, who refused to be ignored; and Ruby...

    Regular price: $25.58

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